Much like every other game this series the visiting team took home the victory. The Glanbrook Rangers traveled to the Peach King Arena on Friday night and took the wind out of the sails of the Grimsby Peach Kings with a 6-1 victory. The result means that both teams will return to the Glanbrook Arena on Sunday night for the seventh and decisive game in the Bloomfield Division Playoffs. The winner of that game will make it to the Southern Conference Finals where they’ll face the Wellesley Applejacks.
Glanbrook was on fire from the start of the game. Five minutes into the game Keaton Kewley put the Glanbrook Rangers on the board. That was followed up by three straight goals and a hat trick performance from Mathew Rimac. The Hamilton native had 39 goals during the regular season and has 13 goals thru 13 games in the postseason so far.
Grimsby got on the board midway thru the second period with a goal from Ry Beattie at 12:54 of the period. Neither team would make it onto the scoreboard for the rest of the period.
If Grimsby were hoping for a resurgence in the final frame then tonight wouldn’t be their night. Trailing the Rangers by three goals through the first half of the third period, Connor McQuhae made it a four goal game at 10:50 while Connor Maitz added a power play goal at 14:33 to increase the lead to five goals. Maitz now has fifteen goals scored in his 14 playoff games this year.
Warren Lament made 24 saves on 25 shots on net for the Glanbrook Rangers.
Glanbrook Rangers swept both of their first two series in the playoffs and the Grimsby Peach Kings went 8-1 for the first two games. This series is going down to the wire and will be decided in one final game on Sunday afternoon. Glanbrook Arena. 3:30pm