Our next series looks at probably the closest one in the opening round. The Waterloo Wolves will look to reach their sixth consecutive Alliance championship, but their road will be much tougher than previous years. Brantford returns to the playdowns for the first time since their semi-final run with the 1998 born players. This years team has showcased speed and skill along with showcasing some players for the future.
In all reality, you could look at the standings in the Alliance and believe that this game was going to be a cake walk for the Wolves. They were sitting near the top of the standings, riding a seven game winning streak while Cambridge was sitting at the bottom still searching for their first win.
Needless to say, this game did not go that way whatsoever. As I have talked about for a while now, Cambridge another very tight game and gave Waterloo everything they could handle.
The game began with what has become quite a trend for Wolves games of the past few weeks, Waterloo getting off to a terribly slow start, much to the chagrin of head coach Shawn Dietrich. Cambridge was forcing many missed passes and seemed to anticipate a lot of Waterloo moves, intercepting the puck which turned into a couple of quality chances against Wolves netminder Alex Metzger.