The cinderella run for the Defenders has kicked into high gear and the boys in red have eliminated the Plaintiffs from the DMHL playoffs. The Glendenning Golf Plaintiffs were the class of the DMHL regular season only recording two regulation losses all year long. History has shown however in the DMHL ...
The cinderella run for the Defenders has kicked into high gear and the boys in red have eliminated the Plaintiffs from the DMHL playoffs.
The Glendenning Golf Plaintiffs were the class of the DMHL regular season only recording two regulation losses all year long. History has shown however in the DMHL that the playoffs are indeed a new season and the sixth place Defenders swept away the Plaintiffs three games to none in the league semi finals. All three games were very close and the series finale was indeed no exception as the Defenders came away with a 4-3 win at the Southern Shore Arena on Wednesday evening. The Defenders got goals from Evan Ried, Justin Hann, Alex Hutton and the eventual game winner from Ryan Mitchelmore. Liam Buckingham was solid between the pipes for the winners while Nick O'Brien also played very well for the Plaintiffs. Nick Murphy, Kristian Walsh and a highlight reel goal by Eric Rowe rounded out the scoring for the Plaintiffs.
The Defenders now await the winner of the Marshalls vs. Arbitrators and that series now sees the Marshalls with a two games to none stanglehold on that series after a 6 - 3 Marshalls victory at the Glacier on Wednesday. The Arbitrators have fired everything they can at the Marshalls goaltending tandem of Matthew Bishop and Michael Lundrigan recording over a hundred shots in the two losses so far in the series. Brandon Knight lead the attack on Wednesday for the winners with a hat trick performance. Kyle Rumsey, William Edwards and Colin Hodder chipped in with singles. The game was a tight affair heading into the third period with both teams tied at three after two periods of play. Josh Neil, Zach Chafe and Carter Stevens dented the twine for the Arbitrators.
The Arbitrators will quickly have to figure out how to suppress the high octane offence from the Marshalls on Thursday night at the Robert French Arena as game three of this series goes at 8:00. Should game four be required it will take place on Sunday at Twin Rinks. If the Marshalls win and move onto the finals, then the championship series will begain on Tuesday in Paradise.