Jokers Edge GSI, Punch Ticket to Championship Final
Posted By: uuhadood
Sunday, March 10, 2013
TORONTO - The Jokers Hockey Club will compete in the 2013 UUHA Championship Final after posting victories in both of their round-robin playoff games this past Saturday night at Upper Canada College. The Championship Final is scheduled for 9:00 PM on Saturday, March 23 at UCC.
The Jokers, who missed last year's Final after being bettered by the Humiliation in the semis, punched their ticket by defeating the Porcupines 5-2 in the 7:00 PM game, then edging the Gas Station Islanders 3-2 in the 9:00 PM contest. That game saw GSI leading until midway through the 3rd period, at which point the Jokers potted two goals in just over a minute to tie the game and then take the lead. Earlier in the contest GSI successfully killed off nearly two full minutes of a two-man advantage for the Jokers during which the Funniest Team on Ice managed just one shot on goaltender Lane Dunlop.
GSI will now play in the Bronze Medal Game at 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, while the Porcupines (who were defeated by GSI to the tune of 7-4) will play in the Consolation Final at 7:00 PM. The three teams' respective opponents will be determined by the results of this coming weekend's round-robin series featuring the Parkdale Lads, Humiliation and Wheatfield Souldiers.