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Playoff Brackets

By Kaelin Baydock 03/04/2019, 12:45pm CST

Daily Up dated playoff brackts

Playoff Preview

By AAA Hockey 02/27/2019, 9:30pm CST

With the regular season now over, the playoffs are upon us and here is a quick over view with some early predictions.

Bantam 2

The Bantam 2 playoffs start with the 4th place Eastman Selects playing a mini-series against the 5th place Sharks.  The winner of this series will move on to a best of seven game series against the first place Warriors who have been a dominant force all season.  The other series taking place at the same time will be between the 2nd place Monarchs and the 3rd place Hawks which are separated by only 2 points in the standings.  My prediction is that we will see a final that will feature the Monarchs taking on the Warriors in the final best of seven series with the Warriors being victorious.

 

All games will be taking place at Maples arena.  See the schedule at the bottom for game times.

 

Bantam 1

In the Bantam 1 league, only the teams within city limits are a part of this draw.  The first series sees the Monarchs (2nd place) take on the Hawks (6th place).  The Monarchs will be favourites to win this series.  The second series will include the Hawks (3rd place) and the Sharks (4th place).  There is a 2-point gap between them which will make for a well fought and long series between the two teams.  I believe we will see the Sharks come out victorious and take on the Monarchs in the final best of seven playoff round.  The league champion out of that series, who are predicted to be the Monarchs, will be headed to the Provincial finals to take on the rural champion.

 

All games will be taking place at Maples arena.  See the schedule at the bottom for game times.

 

U17 Prep

The U17 prep playoff schedule sees the first place Monarchs get a bye into the second round with the remaining six teams facing off to see who advances.  The remaining series are set up with the Sharks (2nd place) taking on the Interlake Lighting (7th place), the Hawks (3rd place) against the Warriors (6th place), and the Eastman Selects (4th place) versus the Brandon Wheat Kings (5th place).  The second round of playoffs will most likely see the well-rested Monarchs playing the Wheat Kings, the Sharks taking on the Hawks which will both yield well fought and long battles between the teams.  The league final is expected to see the first place Monarchs take on the second place Sharks in a battle of the two top teams.  With more fire power over the Sharks, the Monarchs look to be the favourites to be the league champions.

 

All games will be taking place at Maples arena.  See the schedule at the bottom for game times.

Game of the Week- U17 Midget Prep

By Kaelin Baydock 02/01/2019, 1:30am CST

Monarchs Put on a Show Against the Brandon Wheat Kings

On Friday January 25th, the U17 Midget Prep Monarchs took to the ice against the out of town Brandon Wheat Kings at the BellMTS Iceplex.  Both the Wheat Kings and the Monarchs were ready to go for the opening puck drop and both teams created great scoring chances in the opening half of the period.  It wasn’t until the midway point of the first period that the Monarchs Joey Bielik was able to open the scoring and put his team up by a score of 1-0.  Not even thirty seconds later Bielik was able to find the back of the net again for his second goal of the night.  With Brandon frustrated after two quick goals, their anger boiled over just minutes later sending the Monarchs to the power play.  This time Joey’s brother David Bielik snapped the twine before the end of the first period and the lead was 3-0.

                                                                                                                                             

With Brandon searching for answers to the Monarchs scoring run, they tried to strike quickly in the second period.  The Wheat Kings were able to execute that plan and put one past the Monarchs goalie Harrison Rogers courtesy of Dalton Andrews which cut the Monarchs lead. With the game now 3-1 and feeling the momentum swinging in their favour, the Wheat Kings tried to capitalize but the Monarchs weathered the storm and kept their 2-goal lead.  Just past the midway point of the second period, the Monarchs’ Declan Curtis was able to restore their 3-goal lead and the second period ended with the Monarchs up on the Wheat Kings by a score of 4-1.

 

Down 3 goals, the Wheat Kings needed to find a way to crack the Monarchs goaltender, Harrison Rogers, if they wanted to stay in this game.  The Monarchs had a different plan though.  Thirty seconds into the third period, the Monarchs Nathan Stewart scored a goal which triggered an onslaught of Monarchs goals.  On the power play, Anton Urinski was the next Monarch to put one past Bandon net minder Tyson Gregory making the score 6-1 at this point.  The Wheat Kings were able to find a little relief with a power play goal from Darrien Perreault.  The Monarchs then responded with 4 unanswered goals of their own with two coming from Hayden Forest, one from Ryland Heuging, and another one from David Bielik.  The game ended with the Monarchs dominating the Wheat Kings by a score of 10-2.