2007 PLAYOFF BRACKETS
Round Two of the Empire Playoffs is set
The final match up for next weekend's second round was
settled Monday night when the Bay State Breakers came back from a first
game loss to take 2 from their divisional rival, the Foxboro Stars. The
Breakers join the Boston Junior Bruins, the Fitchburg Huskies and the New
Hampshire Monarchs as first round victors in the National Conference. Meanwhile,
the American Conference was settled on Sunday. Rounding out the Empire's
Elite Eight are the Brewster Bulldogs, New York Applecore, Piitsburgh Jr
Penguins and the Syracuse Stars. The Syracuse/ Maksymum series had to be
the most dramatic, edge of your seat trysts of the first round. Tied at
one all heading into the mini-game on Sunday, Syracuse broke a scoreless
tie with 3:32 on the clock in the 2nd Overtime. Based on seedings, the
Syracuse win was the only upset in the first round. However, seedings don't
tell the whole story. All the teams in the playoffs deserved to be there.
The parity in this league is tremendous and the real story is that many
teams are just a player or two away from the penthouse view.
You can see the score and highlights from the first round by going to the
SCOREBOARD section on this web site Next weekend,
the top two seeds in each conference will be hosting a best of 3 series
to determine the Frozen Four participants at RPI in Troy, NY over St. Patrick's
Day weekend. Keep in mind that the 3rd game is only played if necessary.
The New Hampshire Monarchs will host the Fitchburg Huskies
at the Tri-Town
Arena in Hooksett, NH.
Warm up times are Friday, March 9 @ 7:30 PM Saturday, March 10 @ 7:00 PM
and Sunday, March 11 @ 3:00PM.
About an hour South, the Boston Junior Bruins will be hosting the BayState
The first two games will be at the
New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA with the third games scheduled
at Lawrence Academy.
Warm up times are Friday, March 9 @ 7:00 PM Saturday, March 10 @ 1:00 PM
and March 11 @ 7:00 PM.
The Brewster Bulldogs will be hosting New York Apple Core
Ice Arena in Brewster NY.
Warm up times are Friday, March 9 @ 7:00 PM Saturday, March 10 @ 6:30 PM
And March 11 @ 7:00 PM.
The Pittsburgh Junior B Penguins take on the Syracuse Stars at the Bladerunners'
Ice Arena in Harmarville, PA.
Warm up times are Friday, March 9 @ 9:00 PM Saturday, March 10 @ 7:45 PM
annd March 11 @ 9:30 AM.
Find the venue nearest to you and come out to watch some great Junior B
Hockey this weekend.