Attending as a neutral... ...The OHL playoffs are underway
The Ontario Hockey League always puts on a stellar show but there is something to be attained by covering a game as a neutral.
This evening I will take my travelling road show to the Hershey Centre is Mississauga for game three of the first round playoff match between the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors and the visiting Barrie Colts.
Mississauga currently leads the seven game series two games to none and will be look to take a commanding three - nil lead when the Majors take to their home rink sometime around 7:30 this evening.
I am a Brampton Battalion fan, so I’m hard pressed just to come up with two teams I dislike for than Mississauga and Barrie. St. Mike’s play their home games just five minutes from the Bunker in Brampton (Home of the Brampton Battalion) creating an instant regional rivalry well Barrie has set themselves in as the concement thorn in the side of the my hometown Troop.
Barrie seeing a lot of rubber
Mississauga has peppered Barrie goal keeping managing eighty shot in just two contests well scoring eleven goals. On the opposite side Barrie has been kept quite by Majors goalie JP Anderson who has stopped a lofty 48 of the 52 shots he’s faced thus far in the series.
Expect things to be a little chippy
With the Barrie Colt facing down a three nothing deficit and possibly an early exit from the first round expect this evenings contest to be a little bit on the chippy side. The two teams combined for an action packed eighty penalty minute through the first two game and nobody is expecting that to change on Monday evening.
Tickets are available
As is the case with all OHL games not featuring child prodigy John Tavares; plenty of good ticket are still available. Check out the Hershey Centre box office for more details http://www.stmichaelsmajors.com/