Jokers, GSI Draw Even While Humiliation Advances
Posted By: UUHAdood
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
TORONTO - The Humiliation registered a second straight win over the Parkdale Lads to advance to the Upper Bracket of the UUHA Playoffs Qualifying Round. Meanwhile, the second game of last Saturday's UHA action saw the Gas Station Islanders mount a dramatic come-from-behind effort to tie the regular season league leading Jokers at 4-4. That result (delivered by GSI forward Cam Collyer with his team shorthanded, and with just 38 seconds remaining on the clock) gives the two teams a single point each in their Preliminary Round three-team round-robin series. Both the Jokers and GSI are scheduled to take on the Wheafield Souldiers this coming Saturday, after which the match-ups for the next round of the UUHA PLlayoffs will be set.
The Humiliation ended up blanking the Lads in both matches of their two-game aggregate series (3-0, 5-0 respectively). That Lower Bracket victory means the Humiliation will now face the winner of the Upper Bracket in another two-game aggregate, scheduled to be played out in back-to-back games on Saturday, March 20 at UCC.
The Lads, meanwhile, will face the 2nd and 3rd place teams from the ongoing Upper Bracket round-robin in a Qualifying Round round-robin series. That series is scheduled to start at 9:00 pm on Saturday March 20.
In other UUHA PLayoff news, Humiliation defenceman Teige Reid (#33) will indeed miss the remainder of the post season, as speculated in a previous UUHA News item. Doctors at Toronto Western Hospital confirmed last week that Reid's ankle was in fact broken, an injury suffered in the 1st period of Game 1 of the the Humiliation/Lads series. Reid has since undergone surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. However, he will likely be off his feet for at least three months. The members of the Humiliation recently reiterated their thanks to Lads member Stu Muirhead, who was in attendance at the game but not dressed and was therefor able to generously give his time to see Reid to the hospital.