Warriors make history

Posted: July 26, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors are off to the Meredith Cup with a 3-0 series sweep over the Peterborough Lakers. For the last 3 years, the Lakers have knocked out the Warriors in the playoffs, including last year’s tough loss after a 15-1 season. The Warriors offence proved to be too much for the Laker defence, and were able to grab 55 goals over the three games.

In game 1, the Warriors set the pace right out of the gates, scoring 10 goals in the opening frame. They wouldn’t look back in the game, securing the victory 21-8. As has been the story all year, Matt Shand led the way, adding 15 points (4G, 11A) to his playoff total. 4 other players added a hattrick: Mike Andersson (3G, 3A), Adam Smellie (4G, 1A), Devin Gilligan (3G, 2A), and Connor Platt (3G, 1A). Matt Andersson added 6 points as well (2G, 4A). Adam Allman was stellar between the pipes, and Owen Agnew cleaned up the draws all night. The full box score can be found here.

Game 2 was in Peterborough, and was a much tighter game. The Warriors pulled away in the second period, and put up a final score of 17-10. Shand had another hot night, potting 2 goals and adding 9 assists. Matt Andersson was on fire, grabbing 7 points (5G, 2A) in the win. Connor Platt added 4 goals, and Devin Gilligan got a hat trick and 3 helpers. Zack Hubbard was a brick wall in net, and the defensive unit was tough in the win. The full box score can be found here.

Game 3 was Thursday night, back at McKinney arena, and the Lakers would not go down without a fight. After 2 periods, the Warriors were up 9-6, with the resilient Lakers squad refusing to give up the series. The Warriors, however, found the back of the net 8 times in the final frame, while completely shutting the door, and taking the final game 17-6. Shand, again, finished the game with a ridiculous stat line of 4 goals and 8 assists. Platt was the top goal scorer, finishing with 5 goals to go along with his 2 assists. Captain Chris McDonald added 2 assists in transition. Adam Allman was a dominant force in net, and added 2 assists as well. The full box score can be found here.

The Meredith Cup schedule will be announced when the West teams have settled their conference finals. Stay tuned here, and on twitter.

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