Brampton Excelsiors 8 vs. Whitby Warriors 7
The Excelsiors jumped out to a 5-0 lead en route to an 8-7 victory. A late surge from the Warriors made it interesting, but it was too little, too late. Both goalies, Steven Orleman for Brampton, and Brett Dobson for Whitby were spectacular in this game.
St. Catharines Catharines Athletics 7 vs. Mimico Mountaineers 6
A defensive jewel was played in the late game, with Cam MacLeod (in net for St. Catharines), and Devlin Shanahan (in net for Mimico) both playing stellar.
Mimico jumped out to a 4-2 lead after one period, but a stingy, stubborn defense of St. Catharines shut them down through most of the game from then on. The Mountaineers couldn’t put one by MacLeod in the third, and with just 1:54 left, Carter Zavitz scored the winning goal, earning the Athletics a spot in the finals.