By Darryl G. Smart
If the first day at the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association boys A/AA hockey championships are any indication, Tuesday’s semifinals and finals should be fun to watch.
The Holy Trinity Titans went 2-1 at Talbot Gardens Monday, and needed some mathematical equations to earn a berth into Tuesday’s semifinal.
The Titans opened the day with a 4-2 win over the Paris Panthers. A couple hours later, the Titans continued to roll thanks to a 4-3 win over the Norwell Varsity Reds.
That set up one last game against the Kincardine Knights, with the winner taking the pool. The two teams went at each other, exchanging goals, before the Knights scored twice in the final two minutes to win 4-3.
Now the Titans will take on the winner of Pool A at 10am at Talbot Gardens, with the championship game to take place at 2pm in Waterford.
The Simcoe Sabers didn’t have math on their side in Baden.
Despite going 2-1 in round robin action, the Sabres did not qualify for the semifinals on Tuesday.
The Sabres started the day with a 3-1 loss to Grey Highlands, before beating the Paris Panthers 4-1 and St. David, from Owen Sound 2-1.
There was a three-way tie at the top of the pool with six points each. Unfortunately for the Sabres, plus/minus was a factor, leaving them on the outside looking in.