It was a season to remember as the top five teams were separated by a mere four points. The Metro Orangemen finished in second place and took on the Brampton Express in their semi-final series. The series would go the distance. The Omen would cruise away with a 6-3 win in game one. Ricardo Pires and Steven DeFalco lead the way with 1 goal and 1 assist apiece. Game two and three were physical nail biters. Express would tie the series with a 2-1 game two victory. Both Dave DiGironimo and Paul Zarnett were close to unbeatable in this game. Cal Wilde would score the game winning goal six minutes into the second frame. Game three had the making of a classic and it would not disappoint. This game saw the Omen take three leads and the third would stick as Anthony Zerafa's second of the game with three minutes remaining would be the difference.
The Vaughan Red Wings scraped their way into the playoffs and finished in fourth place. The would face the Niagara War Pigs who claimed the President's Trophy. Known as "VRW' they would come out flying in game one and took a commanding 3-0 lead into the second. The Pigs would fight back and make it a game scoring two goals in the first eight minutes of he second. Anthony Metallo would score the game winner and VRW held on for a 4-3 victory. Game two was a beauty. VRW again had a fantastic first period and took a 2-0 lead to the break. The War Pigs would battle back and tie the contest at the five minute mark of the second. Frankie Giustini would be the hero and Jordan Bumeliani with the empty netter would send the Wings to the finals with a 4-2 victory.
The final is set. Metro Orangemen versus the Vaughan Red Wings. These two teams do not like each other so expect a very physical series. The Red Wings took the season 2-1 in three close games. The Wings are led by the big three Giustini, Matt Martello and Chris Monaghan. In goal Anthony Flores needs to continue his hot play. The defence are lead by Mass Principe and Derek Anderson, who have added veteran leadership and the d core are now playing with much more confidence. The Orangemen are lead by Pires and a three lines that can all chip in with offense. They are known for their strong defensive game as Captain Creador and Chris Cerqueira anchor a all-star crew. They are backstopped by arguably the best goalie in the league Zarnett.
Game one is scheduled for 9pm tonight inside the legendary Hangar! Game two goes next Wednesday, January 31 also at 9pm. If game three is needed it will be played on Wednesday, February 7 at 9pm. You won't want to miss this series!