Huron-Perth over Kitchener 4-2 (Sept. 20)
Kitchener over Huron-Perth 6-0 (Nov. 18)
Kitchener over Huron-Perth 7-1 (Dec. 2)
It’s a battle of teams separated by just 30 minutes and this one could be a difficult one to predict, should everything go as planned.
The struggle for home ice advantage in the first round came down to the final day as Kitchener edged out Huron-Perth by just two points in the standings to grab that extra home game in the series. With these two teams going at it, it’s quite clear that both have been going in opposite directions for some time now.
Kitchener has been on a roll for the past month or two, rocketing up the standings when they were sitting in the bottom third at one point this season. The Lakers came roaring out of the gate to nab first place, but injuries and other factors led to a bit of a skid and has seen them fall to 5th spot.
Kitchener won the season series between the two teams with two blowout wins in November and December while the Lakers grabbed a win in the opener way back in just the second weekend of the season. The difference between those games was that the Lakers were healthy for the first game, not so much in games two and three.
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