Chiefs Draw First Blood

Six Nations (#1) vs Kitchener – Waterloo (#4)

The regular season champions; Six Nations Chiefs (16-3-1) continued their dominance with a 13-7 victory over the Kitchener – Waterloo Kodiaks (10-9-1) in the opening game of the MSL Playoffs on Tuesday night.  

Craig Point led the Chiefs with eight points (4G, 4A) on the night with secondary scoring from Colin Doyle (3G, 3A).  Evan Kirk earned the win in net making 27 saves.

Jamie Rooney scored a goal and two assists to lead the Kodiaks.  Mike Poulin made 27 saves in the loss.

Six Nations won the season series 4-0 however; two of those games were a one goal margin.  Look for this series to go at least five games with Kitchener – Waterloo having plenty of young players that will need to outwork the veteran Chiefs lineup to make this a close series.

Peterborough (#2) vs  Brooklin (#3)

The Peterborough Lakers (13-7) clinched home floor advantage in their last game of the season beating the Oakville Rock 10-5 on the road Monday night.  The Brooklin Redmen (12-7-1) will look to come out strong before 3,000 plus Lakers fans at the Memorial Centre on Thursday night in the first game of the seven game series.

The Lakers won the season series 3-1 this summer, but look for Brooklin to push this series to at least six games as they have surprised the Lakers before when they lost in seven games in 2010 in the first round of the MSL Playoffs.

This series could come down to what team’s leading scorer will lead their team to victory with timely goals and points. Peterborough’s leading scorer Shawn Evans (29G, 77A) 106 points and Brooklin’s Shawn Williams (27G, 76A) 103 points finished first and second in league scoring this summer.