Mar 03, 2019 | OSMHG | 1055 views
8 out of 12 OSMH REP Teams Still In Playoff Picture
EIGHT of the 12 Owen Sound Jr. Attack Representative Teams remain in the playoff picture at the time of writing.
Someone would have to dig into the archives, but I wonder if Owen Sound has every had three of their representative A teams all in the OMHA Semi-Finals at the same time?
If it is history in the making, then the Major Atom, Major PeeWee, and Major Bantam teams continue to write it.
We also have three AE squads awaiting opponents as they have secured a top two round robin spot to enter into a Georgian Bay Championship playoff series.
The final two teams battling for playoff supremacy are the Minor Atoms in their Georgian Bay Loop, and the Minor PeeWees in the Tri-County League.
Here are the recent scores from this past weekend and the games to look forward to at home this weekend coming up.
Fell to Penetang on Saturday morning to finish the round robin in the middle of the pack at 3-3.
Need to win a couple of remaining tough games versus Stayner and Collingwood to stick around.
Friday night was an OMHA tune up game versus Penetang that resulted in a 4-1 win and a perfect six and 0 record in Georgian Bay Round Robin play. Saturday they made the long 5 hour drive and skated to a game 1 OMHA semi-final win versus Erie Northshore 4-3. With some much needed rest, they turned around Sunday and skated to a 4-2 victory and are one game away from the OMHA finals to battle for best Atom A team in the province. They hope to sweep the series Friday night at the rec center when the puck drops at 7pm. If needed, they will lace them up at the Bayshore Saturday morning at 11am.
The Atom AE squad has secured the top spot in round robin play with a 5-1 win over Collingwood on Saturday. The victory improved their record to 5-1 and await either Collingwood or Oro for the Georgian Bay Championship.
After some tightly contested OMHA playoff hockey, they once again find themselves in a crowded playoff standing in Tri-County play. With only one loss, and by a single goal, their fate lies in the combined hands of themselves and Centre Wellington. The picked up a 6-3 win Friday night versus Ancaster, and Saturday cruised to a 13-1 victory against Brampton. For top spot in round robin play, they need a road win Sunday in Woolwich, and hope that Centre Wellington loses one of their final two games.
The major peewee team traveled to St.Thomas this past weekend for a pair of games in the best of 5 OMHA semi-finals. Saturday resulted in a close 1-0 loss, but they redeemed themselves Sunday, knotting the series, with a 3-1 victory. They take to the ice Friday night at 7:30 (Rec Center), and with a win there, hope to take the series Saturday afternoon at the Bayshore (12:15pm)
Saturday afternoon saw the PeeWee AE team battle Penetang with a favourable 4-2 outcome. With a 4-1-1 record in round robin play, they await an opponent for the Georgian Bay Championship series. It is a tight race and will be either Shelburne, Oro, or Penetang.
The Minor Bantam team competed in some very close games in some very close standings. They ended up middle of the pack in Tri-County round robin play, but of interest is the Tri-County team almost in the finals. Burlington took Centre Wellington to a final game 5, and Centre Wellington is currently up 2 games to 0 in the OMHA Semi Finals. Perhaps a couple lucky bounces from being there themselves.
The schedulers did a great job with the Major PeeWee and Major Bantam OMHA semi-finals, that have the Bantam Jr. Attack playing right after the PeeWee team for every game of the series. This meant, they also traveled to St. Thomas on the weekend. Saturday saw them come out flying, that resulted in a 4-2 victory. No team all season long has held their potent offense to anything less than two goals, until Sunday when St. Thomas turned the tables. At the end of the game, the scoreboard showed a 3-0 final in favour of the home team (empty net). With the series deadlocked at one, it is the Stars that make the trek to Owen Sound for a pair of games. Puck drops at the Rec Centre Friday night at 8:45pm, followed by a Saturday afternoon tilt at the Bayshore with a 1:45pm start time.