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3/12/2018 2:05:03 PM

The St. Thomas Stars are taking on the Leamington Flyers in the second round of the GOJHL Western Conference Playoffs. The 5th place Stars advanced after beating the 4th place Sarnia Legionnaires in 5 games in the opening round. Leamington, the second seed beat the 7th place Komoka Kings in 4 straight games in round 1.
The Stars and Flyers had a number of very close games in their regular season series. While the Stars won just once against the Flyers, they played them very tight in all but one game. The two teams went to overtime three times, tying twice and the Flyers winning the other in double overtime.
One of their regulation losses was a very close game as well, as the Stars fell behind 3-0 but mounted a 3rd period comeback which came up just short losing 3-2. The Stars win came back on November 3rd which was a high scoring affair as the Stars won 7-6 with Thomas McLatchie getting the winner late in the 3rd.
The Stars will look to see if they can continue their success on the powerplay that they had in the first round, scoring 8 times with the man advantage. Goaltending was also very strong in round one as Stars goaltenders have a combined .928 save percentage and a 2.16 goals against average in the playoffs.
Game one of the series is Thursday night in Leamington at 7:10 p.m. myFM will be there to bring you all of the action brought to you by Domino's Pizza. It all gets going with the Fanshawe College pregame show at 7:00 p.m.
The other semifinal series will see the first place London Nationals take on the 6th place Chatham Maroons.
Series Schedule:
The Stars second round schedule:
Game 1: Mar 15 - 7:10 in Leamington
Game 2: Mar 16 - 7:30p in St. Thomas
Game 3: Mar 18 - 7:10 in Leamington
Game 4: Mar 19 - 7:30 in St. Thomas
Game 5: Mar 22 - 7:10 in Leamington
Game 6: Mar 23 - 7:30 in St. Thomas
Game 7: Mar 25 - 7:10 in Leamington
Have a listen to some of the highlights from round 1 below!


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