Sunday, May 8, 2016

ALUMDATE: Slammers Fall In Final

The Woodstock Slammers fell short in the championship game of the Fred Page Cup on Sunday.

The Slammers lost 4-2 to the Carleton Place Canadians, who captured their third straight Fred Page Cup. The four-team tournament, which features a host team, the MHL champion, the LHJQ champion and CCHL champion, determines who will represent the east region at the RBC Cup, the national junior 'A' championship.

Woodstock was eliminated from the MHL playoffs in the Eastlink North semifinals. Their last playoff game was on March 30.

The Slammers featured former Sea Dogs Noah Zilbert and Mackenzie Brown. Familiar names Riley Craft and Jonny Erbs were also on the team.

Zilbert had a goal in Sunday’s contest, giving him four goals and three assists in five Fred Page Cup games. Zilbert had an impressive regular season, posting 28 goals and 84 points in 48 games, which was good for second in league scoring.

In other news…
  • In non-alumni news, the Shawinigan Cataractes lost 2-1 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Sunday and now trail the President Cup final 3-0. Game four is on Tuesday night in Shawinigan. There hasn’t been a sweep in the final since the Sea Dogs did so in 2012.
  • At the IIHF World Championship in Russia, Felix Schutz was pointless and a -2 in Germany’s 5-1 loss to Finland on Sunday. 
  • Meanwhile, Robert Mayer made 22 saves in Switzerland’s 4-3 overtime loss to Norway.
  • Lastly, Tomas Jurco had two assists in Slovakia’s 5-1 victory over France. Jurco now has one goal and three assists in two games.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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