TORONTO - The Parkdale Hockey Lads will face the Beau's Beer Hack in the 2016 UUHA Championship Final, scheduled for 9:00 PM on Saturday, April 9 at Upper Canada College. For the Lads, the berth represents the team's first-ever trip to the Big Game, while the Hack will attempt to be the first-ever team to successfully defend a UUHA Championship title.
The two team's punched their tickets to the Final this past Saturday night - the Hack by defeating the Humiliation 4-2 in Game 2 of their semi-final series (of which the victors won both games), and the Lads by skating to a 2-2 tie with the Wheatfield Souldiers in the second game of that semi-final series. (Having won Game 1, the Lads needed only a draw to advance to the Final.) Impressively, the Lads - who finished the Regular Season in 8th place - reached the Final by knocking off the 1st-place Jokers as well as the 2nd-place Souldiers. The Hack's route to the Final went through the Gas Station Islanders as well as the Humiliation.
In other Saturday night UUHA action, the Jokers blanked the Brockton Rockets 4-0 to take their series, while the Gas Station Islanders claimed a series victory over the Parkdale Porcupines with a Game 2 draw (2-2 was the final score). That means the Porcupines and Rockets will face off in the Consolation Final scheduled for 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 9.
The Jokers and Islanders will now face each other on Saturday, April 2 (at 8:00 PM) with the winner earning a berth in the Bronze Medal Game. The Souldiers and Humiliation, meanwhile, will take to the ice at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 2 with a Bronze berth on the line. The Bronze Medal Game is scheduled for 8:00 PM on Saturday, April 9.