Semi Final A – (1) Carleton Place Vs (4) Cornwall
Carleton Place Canadians
The defending Bogart Cup Champion (CCHL), Fred Page Cup Champion (Eastern Canada), and RBC Cup (National) Runner-Up Carleton Place Canadians had yet another strong season. Their 49-10-2-1 Regular Season record was tops in the CCHL, and although not quite as dominant as their 2013-14 record, they have still shown they are the team to beat. They made quick work of their Quarter Final Series against Nepean, sweeping the Raiders in 4 straight games.
The Canadians are led by league MVP Stephen Baylis and Andy Sturts but have various players who pitch in on a game-to-game basis. They have a team mentality built by a scoring by committee structure as all 4 lines can produce. Their 1-2 punch of Guillaume Therien and Adrian Clark is arguably the top goaltending tandem in the league as both allow 2 goals or less on average per game. Therien was awarded as the CCHL Top Goaltender for his efforts this season.
More League Presentations – Congratulations to our Goalie Of the Year Guillaume Therien
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The Colts have had plenty of Regular Season success over the past few years and even pulled off a Bogart Cup Championship during the 2012-13 season. With one of the best fan followings in the league, the Colts are deadly on home ice as they held the 2nd best home winning % this season right behind Carleton Place. They will need to continue their hot play on home ice in order to knock off the powerhouse Canadians.
Leading scorer Marly Quince continued his great career as he set career highs in assists (41) and points (64) this season. The Sioux Lookout, Ontario native will attend Clarkson University next season where he will suit up for the Golden Knights. Between the pipes, Denny Dubblestyne will need to continue to be sharp in order to stop Carleton Place’s high-powered offense and help the Colts advance. The CCHL shutout leader has gone 8 straight games without losing in regulation.
Semi Final B – (2) Ottawa Vs (3) Pembroke
Ottawa Jr. Senators
The Jr Senators continued their hot play during their Quarter Finals Series with Gloucester as they ran the table and took out the Rangers 4 games to none. Ottawa’s 42 victories were good enough for 2nd best in the league this season as they improved by 11 points on last seasons Yzerman Division Regular Season Championship team. Although they have had a lot of Regular Season success over the past few seasons, they have been unable to translate that play to the postseason. A series victory over Pembroke will make everyone forget about their recent struggles.
With 5 players posting 50+ points this season, the Jr. Senators receive offense from all areas. Defenseman Michel Robert’s 53 points were tops in the CCHL this season as he earned Top Defenseman honors. Jimmy Pearson made the transition from high scoring Junior B player in 2013-14 to high scoring Junior A player this season as he broke 70 points in his first season of CCHL play. Leading scorer Joey Champigny set career highs in Goals (30), Assists (46), and Points (76). Goaltender Alexandre Savard-Belanger picked up over 30 wins for the 2nd season in a row and is currently 4-0 in the playoffs.
Pembroke Lumber Kings
One of the most storied franchises in the league, the Lumber Kings find themselves in a familiar spot. The 14-time Bogart Cup Champions and 2011 RBC Cup National Champion Lumber Kings got through their Quarter Final match-up with Brockville by knocking out the Braves in 5 games.
With CCHL scoring leader Felix Chamberland in the fold and Captain Stephan Beauvais manning the blueline, the Lumberkings have no shortage of talent. Anthony Nellis, Adam Dauda, and Alexandre Boivin will give Ottawa fits if they aren’t ready. Pembroke’s 66 power play goals led the league this season, so if the Jr. Senators get in penalty trouble, it could benefit Pembroke greatly. The tandem in nets of Jordan Piccolino and Sean Green was pretty good this season. Piccolino has taken over the reigns in the playoffs and has had tremendous success, but if he may falter, Green will be ready to take over.
PLK play in Ottawa Saturday March 28 and then home Sunday March 29 the rest of the schedule to be released shortly
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