March 18, 2005

Update On Eastern Conference Standings, 67s, Blog, Photos . . .

Wow, I’ve been really bad about blogging this week. Just not enough time/real life and all that . . . I still haven’t put up the last game recap (MIS) I just noticed. Yikes. Plus I’ve got photos to post.

So where are we? After last night’s loss in Toronto, Kingston is now out of the play-offs. [Major disappointment: Frontenacs miss playoffs]. The 8 teams in the Eastern Conference playoffs: Mississauga, Peterborough, Brampton, Barrie, Ottawa, Sudbury, Belleville, and Toronto. The final order still to be determined.

Peterborough is in town tonight, and the points still matter for these two teams. The Petes have given the 67s a rough ride this year, so we’ll see what they bring tonight.

Akeson will make his return to the line up (via TEAM 1200/20-20 and SLAM! Sports/Barre Campbell). I wonder who will get the shaft – it better not be McGinn. Campbell writes:

Akeson could get time with C Julian Talbot and RW Chris Hulit, his linemates prior to the injuries. He could also play on the wing with C Jakub Petruzalek and RW Lukas Kaspar.

Also, as per usual, Battochio will get the start.

Ottawa is still looking to secure home ice, however if they do get it, they won’t have actual access to it thanks to the City of Ottawa (ya know, this happens every year, you’d think they’d figure it out) so they’ll be at the Corel Centre. A quote from Killer (from the Campbell article):

"If we win them both, then we should end up with home-ice advantage," said 67's coach Brian Kilrea. "And if we don't, then we're going to be on the road."

And now some photos - a try-out if you will.

Nice ice: Civic Centre, 3.6.2005
Battochio, vs Peterborough, 2.18.2005
Bonello, vs Mississagua, 2.11.2005
Face off: Petruzalek and Richards, vs Kitchener, 3.6.2005

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