ORILLIA MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
After an impressive 24-1-3 regular season record solidified first place in the league, the Orillia Terriers Novice A Moonstone Mechanical team took to the ice for the first playoff round against the Newmarket Redmen. The Terriers got off to a quick start in Game 1, with Josh May scoring 13 seconds after the opening whistle; Eric Shellswell got the assist. Just under two minutes later, Ronin Black made the score 2-0 on a pass from Jackson Cook. May added another goal in the first thanks to assists from Jackson Long and Colten Sharland. Going into the second up 3-0, the Terriers played a good defensive game. Hudson Inglis increased the Terrier lead with a nice top-shelf goal. Just before the midpoint in the second, Newmarket put one past Terrier goalie Brock McKay. The Terriers scored another goal in the third when May potted his third of the game for a 5-1 Game 1 win.
The Terriers dominated the Redmen in Game 2, once again only allowing the opposing team one goal in the game while exploding for an impressive 10 goals. McKay, Craig Scott and Jackson Cook each netted two goals for the Terriers, with singles going to Preston Tryon, Kyson Campbell, Black and May. Terrier assists went to McKay, Tryon, Shellswell (2), Black and Jack North.
With the Redmen back in town for Game 3, the Terriers looked to close out the series. The Terriers had many chances in the first period, but the Newmarket goalie was on his game. In the second, Orillia opened the scoring on a goal from May, with assists to Inglis and Sharland. Scott increased the Terrier lead to 2-0 on a pass from McKay and Long. Going into the third period with a two-goal lead, the Terriers defensive and offensive game kicked into high gear. The Terriers put four more pucks in the net on goals by North, Inglis, Black and Shellswell. Assists went to Sharland (2), McKay (2), Inglis, Long, May, Cook and Shellswell. Gunner Wolfe and Sam Weaver denied Newmarket in between the pipes to help the Terriers win the game 6-0 and take the series 3-0.