Logan Percy scores game winner! Canadiens take Game #2 to even Series!
Logan Percy scored the game winner with seconds left in a 3-3 game to tie the Play-off final series at a game apiece against the Essex 73's in front of 901 fans at the Hab House.
Captain Mike Ditty led the Canadiens in points with a goal and 2 assists for 3 points on the night. Ditty scored first at 8:29 in the first period on the power play assisted by Branden Larocque and Kody Gagnon. Sebastian Kannally scored at 9:08 with helpers from Ditty and Larocque. Brenden Crundwell scored at 13:25 on the power play assisted by Zack Bedard and Brad Carroll to make the score 3-0 after the 1st period.
Essex scored 3 goals in the second to tie the game going into the 3rd period where it remained deadlocked until the final seconds of the game with a power play goal from Logan Percy assisted by Brian Johnson and Mike Ditty to take the win. Mitch Topliffe got the call between the pipes turning away 18 shots for the win! Head Coach Rob Serviss was very pleased with the heart and composure shown by this young team especially after Essex scored their 3rd goal.
The Series continues tonight, Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Essex for Game #3 with the series tied at 1 game apiece. Puck drops at 7:15 pm. See you in Essex!
Belle River drops first game in Essex, 6-1
The Belle River Canadiens lost the opening match of the GLJCHL finals in Essex by a score of 6-1. Brenden Crundwell had the lone goal for the Canadiens scored on the power play assisted by Brian Johnson and Branden Larocque. Mitch Topliffe got the call between the pipes and turned away 45 shots for the loss.
The Canadiens return to the Hab House on Friday, March 7, 2014 for Game #2. Puck drops at 7:30pm. Come out and support your Habs! See you at the rink!
Habs, 73's to renew acquaintances in GLJCHL final
With a 3-0 win over the Blenheim Blades Friday night, in what head coach Robb Serviss called “our best game of the season”, your Belle River Canadiens have earned their place in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League finals!
To get there, the Canadiens rode a tidal wave of support from our amazing fans. After falling behind 2-0 in the series, the Habs rattled off four straight victories to claim the series 4-2.
This came after defeating the Amherstburg Admirals in a tightly-contested, seven-game opening round matchup.
The Hab House has been rocking all playoffs, and we expect nothing less from our passionate supporters as we move on to face the Essex 73’s for the GLJCHL title.
There should be no question your Canadiens are battle tested and head into the finals red-hot.
Goaltender Mitch Topliffe has a sparkling 2.45 GAA and his .922 SV% throughout the first two rounds of the playoffs is among the best in the league.
The team has received offensive contributions from all skaters: every regular in the lineup has at least one point thus far.
The Habs boast the three highest producing playoff performers heading into the final round, with Branden Larocque (17), Sebastian Kanally (16) and Mike Ditty (15) leading the charge.
Come out, pack the Hab House and cheer on your Belle River Canadiens as we seek our 14th GLJCHL title!
GLJCHL FINALS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 4th Belle River @ Essex 7:15
Friday, March 7th Essex @ Belle River 7:30
Saturday, March 8th Belle River @ Essex 7:15
Monday, March 10th Essex @ Belle River 7:30
Tuesday, March 11th Belle River @ Essex 7:15
Friday, March 14th Essex @ Belle River 7:30
Sunday, March 16th Belle River @ Essex TBD