Close battle in Jr. C playoff run

January 3, 2019   ·   0 Comments


With ten games left for most teams on the Provincial Junior Hockey League regular season schedule it is starting to look like some very exciting playoff series are in the forecast for Junior C fans.

The League standings are tighter than than they have been for several years.

On top, the Stayner Siskins are leading the pack wit 52 points and a 24-7-2 record including two overtime losses.

The Siskins are the defending League champions having claimed the title last season.

One thing is for sure – almost any team can beat another in this year’s line-up.

The Caledon Golden Hawks continue to have a strong season winning 20 out of 32 games played and taking one over time loss for 43 points so far.

Just one point behind the Hawks, the Alliston Hornets played one of their best games of the season on Friday (Dec. 28) against the Caledon team. They now have a 20-101 record. The team seems to have re-grouped and will be a viable threat come playoff time.

In fourth place, the Midland Flyers have 31 points after 14 wins.

The Flyers’ arch-rivals, the Penetang Kings also have 31 points but have played three more games than the Flyers and are currently slotted in the number six spot.

The Orillia Terriers have dropped way down in the standings after opening the season with strong start but went into a slump at the midway point and have only won two games since early November.

In the number seven spot, the Huntsville Otters are struggling this year winning 11 out of 34 games played.

In the basement, the Schomberg Cougars have a 9-19-2 record for 23 points.

As the playoffs get closer the squads will be battling hard to get a few more point and move to a good berth in the playoff line-up.

Most likely the Siskins will remain as the top seed with Alliston and Caledon trying to get the extra points to finish in second place.



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