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Twisters Storm to Championship Weekend

Novice A, Atom AA Twisters to Advance to Championship Weekend

After a tough third round of play-offs for the Twisters, only 2 teams of the remaining 7 teams will advance to Lower Lakes Championship Weekend. Both the Novice A and Atom AA teams who earned their place after the completion of the second round will dawn the Twisters uniform on championship weekend March 29-31 in the GTA. For full team recaps and championship weekend match ups see below.

Novice A

After a successful regular season and finishing the season as Lower Lakes Regular Season champions the Novice A team will not have it easy during championship weekend as they will have to play against the top teams from across the league. In a three game round robin style tournament the Novice A team will face the North York Storm in game 1, during the regular season the Storm finished with a record of 11-7-4, only 7 points behind the Twisters. The Twisters will then face the two East Division finalists the Whitby Wolves and the West regular season champion the Durham West Lightning. After round robin play the teams will be re-ranked, with first and second place facing off for gold and third and fourth place facing off for Bronze. All games will be played at Chesswood Arena.

GM1: Friday March 29 vs North York 10:30am GM2: Friday March 29 vs Whitby 4:45pm GM3: Saturday March 30 vs Durham West Bronze: Saturday March 30, 1:45pm Gold: Saturday March 30, 1:30pm

Atom AA

After a successful regular season in the Atom AA West Division, the AA Twisters earned 1 of 4 spots in LLFHL Championship weekend. On route championship weekend the Twisters played in two tough rounds of play-offs. This weekend the Atom AA team will face the undefeated Stoney Creek Sabres, the Markham-Stouffville Stars who held a 20-1-1 record in the East division and the Peterborough Ice Kats who finished the regular season in third in the East division with a 12-7-3 record. The Atom AA team will not have an easy route to the championship game, and all matches should be tightly played across the two day tournament.

GM1: Friday March 29 vs Markham-Stouffville at Chesswood Arena 1:00pm GM2: Friday March 29 vs Stoney Creek at Chesswood Arena 6:30pm GM3: Saturday March 30 vs Peterborough at Westwood Arena 8:00am Bronze: Saturday March 30 at Westwood Arena 12:45pm Gold: Saturday March 30 at Westwood Arena 12:30pm

Atom BB vs Grand River GM1: 0-0 tie GM2: 2-0 loss GM3: 1-0 loss

After finishing the regular season in second place in the Atom BB South Central Division, the Twisters fell to the Grand River Mustangs in the third round of play-offs. The Twisters fought hard but ultimately fell short after picking up a tie and 2 close losses to the Mustangs. The Atom BB team is still in the running for the OWHA Provincial title in April.

Atom B vs Stoney Creek

GM1: 1-0 loss GM2: 0-0 tie GM3: 0-0 tie

After a strong third round series where the Atom B Twisters picked up 2 shutouts they were held scoreless against the Stoney Creek Sabres. The Atom B team has enjoyed a great season in LLFHL play, tournaments and Playdowns. Although the Twisters will not be taking part in championship weekend you can catch them in action in April at the Provincial Championships.

Peewee A vs Clearview

GM1: 3-2 win GM2: 3-0 loss GM3: 4-3 OT loss

After a strong regular season where the Peewee A team finished second in the Central Division, they were eliminated in the third round by the regular season champions, the Clearview Icecats. The Peewee A team will be in action in 2 weeks when they take part in the 2019 OWHA Provincial Championships.

Peewee BB vs Kitchener

GM1: 0-0 tie GM2: 1-0 win GM3: 3-2 shootout loss

The Peewee BB team had a great run in the 2019 Lower Lakes Play-offs. They were able to knock off the second place Woolwich Wild in round 2, which set up a third round match up with the regular season championships, the Kitchener Lady Rangers. The Lady Rangers and Twisters seemed to be a perfect match as they finished game one with a 0-0 tie, the Twisters took home a win in game 2 and the Rangers forced a shootout in game 3 to win the series. Although the Twisters lost a heartbreaker in game 3, their season isn’t over yet as they also will be in action in the OWHA Provincial Championships.

Peewee B vs Georgina

GM1: 2-1 loss GM2: 0-0 tie GM3: 1-1 tie

The Peewee B Regular Season champion Twisters, took on the Georgina Golden Hawks in round 3. All season the Golden Hawks seemed to have the Twisters number as they beat the Twisters twice in the regular season and then beat the Twisters in the third round of play-offs where they picked up win and two tie. The Twisters who had a phenomenal regular season will still have a chance to redeem themselves in the 2019 Provincial Championships in April.

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