Sharks will attack in title defence

Youth roller hockey is now in playoff-mode.

Tomorrow will see the first round playoffs for all three age divisions of the WestTel Youth Roller Hockey League.

The WestTel Arena at Kings Sports Centre will host six games on the day.

At 10am top-ranked KPMG Senators host third-ranked Animal House Penguins in the 9U division.

Thereafter the 6U division will be in action. At 11am undefeated Coldwell Banker Rangers take on Walkers Blue Iguanas while at 12noon Maples Stars faces RBC Trust Lightning.

At 1pm the 12U division springs into action as Appleby Sharks face Conyers Canucks before Five Continents Leafs battle Citco Canadiens at 2pm.

With the final games in the books, the regular season standings are in place.

In the 6U division Rangers are the team to beat with 10 points and a 5-1-0 record. Coming in a close second was the Maples Stars with nine points at 4-1-1.

Bringing up the rear was the Blue Iguanas with three points at 1-4-1 and Lightning with two points at 1-5-0.

Meanwhile KPMG are the frontrunners in the 9U division. They had 10 points, an unbeaten record of 5-2-0 and lead the division in goals for (46) and against (22).

UBS was second with eight points at 3-2-2. The squad did well with the puck (scoring a robust 30 goals) and without it (allowing just 28 goals).

Animal House was third with six points at 2-3-2. The side did ok offensively netting 22 goals but gave up the most goals with 36.

Caledonian came in last with four points at 1-4-2. The side was good defensively allowing 29 goals but struggled on offense slotting home just 17 goals.

The Sharks look well on their way to defending their title as they sit on top of the 12U division. The side has 10 points and is unbeaten at 5-1-0.

The side excelled on both sides of the puck, leading the way in goals scored (61) and goals allowed (30).

In second are the Leafs with seven points at 3-2-1. The side did ok on both sides of the puck scoring 42 goals while allowing 47.

Canadiens came in third with five points at 2-3-1. Coach Patrick Agemian has had a consistent team as his side has scored the second-most goals with 45 while allowing the second-fewest goals with 45.

The Canucks round-off the division with two points and a 1-5-0 mark. The team scored only 31 goals while allowing 57 goals.

Kings Athletic Director Ray Singh says the season has seen plenty of explosive and exciting action.

‘As expected the final week of regular season games were fantastic. As teams battled for better placement in the league standings, the fans were treated to some very close games and some big goals by our youngsters.’

Singh went on to congratulate the top finishers in each division and encourage supporters to keep the atmosphere tense.

‘Week 10 is where everyone puts it all on the line, in the first round of the playoffs. The victors this time will go on the play for their championships next Saturday 13 December.

‘It’s great to see the parents cheering and getting involved. Keep up the good times everyone!’