Thursday, April 28, 2011

OHL Playoff Predictions: OHL Final

My overall record for the playoffs stands at 9-5, after missing on Niagara during the Conference Finals.

So bring on the OHL Final!

1. Mississauga Majors vs. 1. Owen Sound Attack
Season Series: Majors 2-0
My Analysis: The Majors won both games during the regular season, but something to consider. One: The Majors first victory on November 20th, set up a rough stretch for the Attack where they went on a bit of a losing streak. The second meeting came at the heart of that rough patch on November 28th. Two: Scott Stajcer played his last regular season game against Mississauga on the 20th, after getting hurt in that one (and giving up 4 goals on 8 shots). Three: Geoffrey Schemitsch missed both games and his return to the Attack line up during these playoffs has really strengthened their team defense. That being said, the Majors looked pretty determined against the Dogs, and while they faced some adversity, they were clearly the better team. Even if both teams have already qualified for the Memorial Cup, this should be an exciting series. Nobody wants to get into the Memorial Cup through the back door. Both teams have looked great this playoffs, but I'm taking the Majors.
Prediction: Mississauga in 5

Would absolutely love to hear your predictions as comments!


Anonymous said...

Does either team have players out with injuries?

Brock Otten said...

Andrew Fritsch recently returned from injury, which means both teams are now back to full strength.

Unknown said...

I'm hoping for Owen Sound to find a way to win it, but while my heart says, "Attack," my brain says, "Majors."