Morinville Kings start playoffs this weekend
Saturday night’s home-ice regular-season finale saw the Senior AA club defeat the visiting Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-0. Although both sides remained scoreless through the first 20, the Kings pocketed a pair in each of the remaining frames to earn another two points to wrap the season.
The Kings ended the year with a 9-4-1 record and third place in the North Central Senior AA Hockey League.
That standing puts the Kings up against the sixth-placed Westlock Warriors in the opening best of five series.
The Morinville Kings playoffs series will start on Friday, Feb. 4 in Westlock at 8:30 p.m. with game two in Morinville the following night at 8 p.m. Game three takes place in Morinville Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. and games 4 and 5 if needed are in Westlock Feb. 19 and Morinville Feb. 20.
The Kings had five players in the league’s top-20 scorers this season. Blake Grainger with 26 points, Devon Cyr with 20 points, Romano Morrison and Adam Wilson with 14 points, and Kyle Plett with 13 points.
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