Friday, April 20, 2018
Chiefs Advance, Siskins Season Ends
Lakefield jumped out to a big lead and held to win series in 7, will face Glanbrook in Schmalz Cup final.
The season is over for the Stayner Siskins.
The Lakefield Chiefs got off to a big start and hung on to beat the Siskins 6-2 on Thursday night to take the Schmalz Cup semifinal series 4-3.
The Chiefs got a 1-0 lead on a goal by Matthew McIntyre 2:59 into the game.
That was followed by another scored by Connor Ellis for a 2-0 lead.
Then before the end of the first period, Siskins defenseman Austin Fischer was assessed a 5-minute major penalty for a check to the head.
Lakefield capitalized scoring twice on the power play (from McIntyre and Ethan McDougall) early in the second period for a 4-0 lead.
Stayner was down 5-0 when Ben Skuce got the Siskins on the board and trailed 5-1.
Steven Pickard would get a powerplay goal for Stayner early in the third period to cut the Chiefs' lead down to 5-2.
McIntyre and Zac Treen each finished with a pair of goals while Matt Carroll collected three assists.
Michael Christie made 28 saves in the win for the Chiefs while Marcus Semaio and Zach Levac combined to stop 30 shots for the Siskins.
Power plays saw Lakefield go 2-for-5, Stayner were 1-for-5.
The Chiefs move on to face the Glanbrook Rangers in the Schmalz Cup final.
Click on audio to hear Ken Hashizume's post-game podcast with Lucas Jeffery of the Stayner Siskins.