Morinville Jets sweep quarter-finals series

by Staff

A 6-1 win over the Beverly Warriors on home ice Sunday night gave the Morinville Jets their third consecutive win in a best-of-five quarter-finals series, advancing them to the next round.

The Jets’ Ethan Dechamplain got the ball rolling with a powerplay contribution at 13:14, the period’s only goal, to give the Jets a 1-0 lead heading into the middle frame.

Graeme Hampton repeated that formula seven minutes into the period to give the Jets their second goal of the game, also on a powerplay opportunity. Although the Warriors answered back, Dechamplain pocketed another pair at 8:21 and 2:20 to earn his hat trick and give the Jets a 4-1 lead with 20 minutes left in the game. Dechamplain’s first in that set was also a powerplay goal.

Four minutes into the final period, Josh Konanz picked up an even-strength goal, and Owen Jesperson grabbed a powerplay goal to take the game 6-1.

The Jets will now move on to the best-of-five semi-final series along with St. Albert, who swept their best-of-five series in three straight.

Jets’ President Brent Melville said a format change this year will see the top two West division teams in the semi-final for a best-of-five series, followed by West division and East Division playoff champs in the final best-of-seven series.

Game one of the series will be on Sunday, Mar. 3, in St. Albert.

Publisher’s note: This story has been updated to include next round details.

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