Ancaster Avalanche playoff position down to the wire

Community Feb 21, 2017 by Craig Campbell Ancaster News

Ancaster Avalanche head into their final regular season game in third place, one point ahead of Niagara Falls in the Golden Horseshoe Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The Avalanche travel to St. Catharines on Friday, Feb. 24 for their final on-ice challenge before the post-season.

Ancaster is already guaranteed another two points to close out the season, with the departure of the Thorold Blackhawks. Thorold will not complete the season due to a number of roster problems exacerbated by player illness, injuries and suspensions.

Ancaster’s scheduled Saturday, Feb. 25 game against Thorold would have closed out the regular season but now will not be played. The game will be recorded as a 5-0 victory for Ancaster.

Niagara Falls has two regular season games left, with a shot at up to four points, as the battle for third place comes down to the wire. A win for Ancaster on Friday will guarantee them the third seed in the playoffs.

The third place team will play the sixth place team and the fourth place team will meet the fifth place team in the first round of playoffs.

Last week, the Avalanche held on to third place by winning two of three games.

Jack Wismer, Owen Burnell and Benjamin Hatanada scored for Ancaster as the Avalanche topped Pelham 3-2 on Friday, Feb. 17. Owen Norton added two assists and goalie Justin Nertesi had 20 saves for the win.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Avs played their final regular-season home game and blanked Niagara Falls 2-0. Norton and Adam Meijer scored and goalie Matt Calas had 56 saves for the shutout.

On Monday, Feb. 20 Ancaster dropped a 6-4 decision to Caledonia. Ancaster took an early 3-0 lead with two goals from Burnell and one from Zach Bramwell in the first period. Caledonia found the net twice before the end of the first frame.

Jeff Lindsay scored only goal of the second frame, stretching Ancaster’s lead to 4-2 heading into the final period. But in the third, Caledonia scored four unanswered goals for the come from behind win.

Ancaster Avalanche playoff position down to the wire

Friday victory will guarantee third place

Community Feb 21, 2017 by Craig Campbell Ancaster News

Ancaster Avalanche head into their final regular season game in third place, one point ahead of Niagara Falls in the Golden Horseshoe Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The Avalanche travel to St. Catharines on Friday, Feb. 24 for their final on-ice challenge before the post-season.

Ancaster is already guaranteed another two points to close out the season, with the departure of the Thorold Blackhawks. Thorold will not complete the season due to a number of roster problems exacerbated by player illness, injuries and suspensions.

Ancaster’s scheduled Saturday, Feb. 25 game against Thorold would have closed out the regular season but now will not be played. The game will be recorded as a 5-0 victory for Ancaster.

Niagara Falls has two regular season games left, with a shot at up to four points, as the battle for third place comes down to the wire. A win for Ancaster on Friday will guarantee them the third seed in the playoffs.

The third place team will play the sixth place team and the fourth place team will meet the fifth place team in the first round of playoffs.

Last week, the Avalanche held on to third place by winning two of three games.

Jack Wismer, Owen Burnell and Benjamin Hatanada scored for Ancaster as the Avalanche topped Pelham 3-2 on Friday, Feb. 17. Owen Norton added two assists and goalie Justin Nertesi had 20 saves for the win.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Avs played their final regular-season home game and blanked Niagara Falls 2-0. Norton and Adam Meijer scored and goalie Matt Calas had 56 saves for the shutout.

On Monday, Feb. 20 Ancaster dropped a 6-4 decision to Caledonia. Ancaster took an early 3-0 lead with two goals from Burnell and one from Zach Bramwell in the first period. Caledonia found the net twice before the end of the first frame.

Jeff Lindsay scored only goal of the second frame, stretching Ancaster’s lead to 4-2 heading into the final period. But in the third, Caledonia scored four unanswered goals for the come from behind win.

Ancaster Avalanche playoff position down to the wire

Friday victory will guarantee third place

Community Feb 21, 2017 by Craig Campbell Ancaster News

Ancaster Avalanche head into their final regular season game in third place, one point ahead of Niagara Falls in the Golden Horseshoe Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The Avalanche travel to St. Catharines on Friday, Feb. 24 for their final on-ice challenge before the post-season.

Ancaster is already guaranteed another two points to close out the season, with the departure of the Thorold Blackhawks. Thorold will not complete the season due to a number of roster problems exacerbated by player illness, injuries and suspensions.

Ancaster’s scheduled Saturday, Feb. 25 game against Thorold would have closed out the regular season but now will not be played. The game will be recorded as a 5-0 victory for Ancaster.

Niagara Falls has two regular season games left, with a shot at up to four points, as the battle for third place comes down to the wire. A win for Ancaster on Friday will guarantee them the third seed in the playoffs.

The third place team will play the sixth place team and the fourth place team will meet the fifth place team in the first round of playoffs.

Last week, the Avalanche held on to third place by winning two of three games.

Jack Wismer, Owen Burnell and Benjamin Hatanada scored for Ancaster as the Avalanche topped Pelham 3-2 on Friday, Feb. 17. Owen Norton added two assists and goalie Justin Nertesi had 20 saves for the win.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Avs played their final regular-season home game and blanked Niagara Falls 2-0. Norton and Adam Meijer scored and goalie Matt Calas had 56 saves for the shutout.

On Monday, Feb. 20 Ancaster dropped a 6-4 decision to Caledonia. Ancaster took an early 3-0 lead with two goals from Burnell and one from Zach Bramwell in the first period. Caledonia found the net twice before the end of the first frame.

Jeff Lindsay scored only goal of the second frame, stretching Ancaster’s lead to 4-2 heading into the final period. But in the third, Caledonia scored four unanswered goals for the come from behind win.