WELLINGTON COUNTY – While one of Wellington County’s senior hockey teams is close to moving on to the next round, the other is at risk of being eliminated.
The Elora Rocks won two games this past weekend against the Alvinston Killer Bees. One more win is needed for Elora to move on in the best of five series.
On Saturday, the Rocks clinched a close 5-4 win in an away game. The game was back-and-forth with Alvinston maintaining a lead for the first two periods before the Rocks put away two goals for the win in the thirds.
It was a different story at home Sunday, with a 5-1 win for Elora.
The Rocks have a chance to finish this first playoff round at home Friday night with an away game scheduled Saturday and a home game Sunday if necessary.
Meanwhile, Erin Blitz are at risk of elimination after climbing up the rankings late in the regular season.
The Blitz lost twice over the weekend to the Stratford Fighting Irish, on Saturday 6-3 in an away game and 3-1 Sunday on home ice.
Erin must win on Saturday in Stratford to remain in the playoffs. Two more games are scheduled at home on Sunday and in Stratford March 15 if necessary.
This is the Blitz’s first run in the WOSHL playoffs having joined the league this season. Elora Rocks are the returning champions, having won the playoffs last season when the league was made up of five teams.