Alliance Playoff Preview: London (1) vs Sun County (8)

LJKvSCPIn anticipation of the upcoming Alliance Hockey Playdowns, our team will be previewing each series and providing information on their regular season matchups, keys to success and players to watch throughtout the season. We kick off this special series with the London Jr. Knights (1) vs. Sun County Panthers (8). 

Alliance Quarterfinals:

1. London Jr. Knights

Players to Watch: Brett Budgell F, Ryan Suzuki F, Aidan Prueter F, Liam Van Loon, F Jeffery Burridge F, Peter Fleming F, Luke Drewitt F, Bryce Lewis, Mason Howard D, Mason Millman D, Owen Say G

8. Sun County Panthers

Players to Watch: Aidan Pitre G, Stephane Crevier F (INJ), Zane Dalpe F (2002), Dean Deluca F, Hunter Hutchins D, Luc Warnock D, Colton O’Brien D


Regular Season: London 2-0-1

SundayNovember 20: Sun County 1 at London 2

FridayDecember 2: London 1 at Sun County 1

Sunday, January 15: Sun County 2 at London 4


How London Will Win:

For the #1 ranked team in Ontario, it becomes pretty simple in terms of what they need to do to assure playoff success; add another gear to the level they’ve played at all season. The Jr. Knights would be overwhelming favourites against every team in the Alliance other than Waterloo and should have little trouble against the 8th-seeded Panthers. Even with the excitement of playoff hockey, the Knights will have to battle against complacency and not look ahead to where they expect to be further down the road. As a unit they will surely hope to be sharp from the get-go and quickly take away any hope that Sun County may have. They may find themselves in a couple tight games if they run into a hot goaltender, but with all that firepower, they have the ability to go out and get a goal when they need it. 


How Sun County Will Win:

The Panthers can hang their hats on the fact that in three regular season meetings with the Knights they picked up a tie and lost two games by one and two goals respectively. With a big, strong defense unit and an elite goaltender, they have the ability to circle the wagons in their own zone and limit the skillful attack of the Knights. Dynamic sniper Stephane Crevier, who provided a big chunk of the team’s offense throughout the season, has been out with an injury and is an irreplaceable loss. The Panthers will undoubtedly attempt to play to their strengths, which is to scratch-and-claw in order to keep the games low-scoring. They were able to do that successfully in the regular season, and if Pitre is at his best then they will give themselves a chance.


Preview written by Andrew Sykes (Alliance Scout)


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