Credit Union Jets looking to repeat playoff history
But the Jets will be in tough. Eastern Shore finished the 200910 season with a 24-4-0 record for 48 points to finish first in the league and Central Division standings. New Waterford placed fourth in the division with a 10-171 mark
The Mariners also enter the series with the league’s top power play and penalty kill, which operates at an efficient 37.6 per cent and 91.5 per cent, respectively. Eastern Shore won all four games of the season series, with the league’s top two scorers, Ryan Morris and Kyle Miller, filling the scoresheet. Morris recorded 20 points, while Miller posted 13.
“Discipline for us, that’s going to be the key for sure,” said Noseworthy. “I know the last game we played, it was a 10-6 final and they had six power-play goals. They have two players, Ryan Morris and Kyle Miller, who are going to be our focus. We shut them down, I think we’ll be OK because their offence revolves around those two players.”
Noseworthy said he’ll be looking to the likes of Matt MacLeod and Shane Aucoin, captain Darrell Jennex and late addition Johnny MacLeod up front. On defence, Daniel Howie, Leo Stevens and David Roach will settle things down.
“ We definitely need to get the split, come home and try to get the two games at home,” said Noseworthy.
Game 3 and Game 4 will be played at the New Waterford and District Community Centre, Feb. 19-20, with 7:30 p.m. starts for each game. If necessary, Game 5 will be played in Musquodoboit Harbour, Sunday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m.
Jeremy Piovesan is the Cape Breton Post sports department’s pick as athlete of the week.
The Grade 11 basketball PERSONAL STATISTICS Date of Birth - July 23, 1993 Height - 6-3 Birthplace - Sydney Resides - New Waterford Club - Breton Education Centre Bears Coaches - Head coach Jean Guy Demeter, assistant coach Greg Campbell