Island Junior Hockey League Finals teams set.


Tonight in Souris, the Sherwood Metros defeated the Kings County Rivermen 6-2, mathematically eliminating them from making the final best of 7 series.  The Rivermen opened the scoring at 4:01 of the second period on a goal from League Most Sportsmanlike Player, Carter MacNeill.  They would hold onto the lead for about 9 1/2 minutes before the Metros would score 4 goals in the last 7 minutes of the period off the sticks of Niklas Reeves (2), Matt MacQuaid, and Seth MacLeod.  The Metros went into the dressing room up 4 - 1 after the second period.  4:27 into the third period, Shaul Mitton would add to the score for the Metros. 2 1/2 minutes later, the Rivermen's leading scorer, Avery Brown would cut the lead to 5-2.  Keegan Mitchell would add the final goal at the 10:00 minute mark to make the final score 6 - 2.  

Rivermen goal scorers:
Avery Brown 1 G, 1 A
Carter MacNeill 1 G
Kier Sheppard and Alexander Dixon  1 A each.

Metros Goal scorers:
Niklas Reeves - 2 G
Keegan Mitchell - 1 G, 2 A
Seth MacLeod - 1 G, 1 A
Shaul Mitton - 1 G
Matt MacQuaid - 1 G
Ben Watts, Creegan Thompkins, and Hunter Bradley - 2 A each
Kal White, James Wood, and Jayden Murphy - 1 A each.

The best of 7 finals will begin on Saturday, March 25th at 7:00 pm at the Kensington Credit Union Centre between Sherwood A & S Scrap Metal Metros and the Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers.  Game 2 of the finals will be at the Cody Banks Arena on Sunday March 26th at 3:00 pm.  The remainder of the games will be announced early this week.

The season series between the Vipers and the Metros:
October 26th - 6-4 Vipers
December 21st - 9-4 Metros
January 6th - 4-3 Metros
January 18th - 6-3 Vipers
January 20th - 4-2 Vipers
February 8th - 8-3 Metros
February 10th - 4-2 Vipers
February 15th - 7-6 Vipers in overtime.

This promises to be a very competitive series!