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MJHL Final: Pistons vs Terriers

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

April 8th Steinbach Pistons @ Portage Terriers 7:30 pm
April 10th Portage Terriers @ Steinbach Pistons 7:30 pm
April 12th Steinbach Pistons @ Portage Terriers 6:30 pm
April 14th Portage Terriers @ Steinbach Pistons 7:30 pm
April 16th Steinbach Pistons @ Portage Terriers 7:30 pm (if necess)
April 18th Portage Terriers @ Steinbach Pistons 7:30 pm (if necess)
April 20th Steinbach Pistons @ Portage Terriers 7:30 pm (if necess)

 

(1)   PORTAGE TERRIES vs. (2) STEINBACH PISTONS  

 

 On paper it’s the series that was drawn up from day one of the MJHL Playoffs. The Portage Terriers and Steinbach Pistons were the top two teams in the league during the regular season, and that trend continued in the post season. This should be a very exciting and intense series. During the campaign Portage won four of the six meetings between the two teams, outscoring Steinbach 17-7 in the process. However, if you take away the first meeting of the season (7-1 Portage win) the two teams were only separated by three goals (10-7). This best-of-seven MJHL Final looks like it will be a tight checking and low scoring one. Aside from that first meeting, the two teams combined for no more than five goals per game during the regular season. The winner of the MJHL advances to the Western Canada Cup which is being held in Fort McMurray, Alberta this year (April 25th to May 3rd).

PLAYOFF STATS

 

SPECIAL TEAMS (Between the two clubs)

Power Play:

Terriers – 24.24% (1) / Pistons – 17.24% (2)

Penalty Kill:

Terriers – 94.87% (2) / Pistons – 100% (1)

TOP PLAYOFF SCORERS

Terriers: Jordan Boyd (6G & 7A for 13PTS in 8GP (1st in MJHL))

Pistons: Dustin Loeppky (6G & 3A for 9PTS (T6th in MJHL))

GOALIES

Terriers: Justin Laforest 7-0, 0.82 GAA, .964 SV% & 4 SO / Zac Robidoux 1-0, 0.00, 1.000 SV% & 1 SO

Pistons: Nick Deery 8-1, 1.24 GAA, .959 SV% & 3 SO