It's down to all the marbles for Saskatchewan senior hockey teams still left standing in their leagues and provincials. Find out everything you need to know about this season's postseason action below:
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The SVHL Championship series is being played between the league's top two regular season teams in Kyle and Kenaston. Each team finished the season with a 17-1 record, and battled their way through playoffs for a battle of the titans out of the Sask Valley.
Game 1 goes tonight in Kyle at 8:30 from the Kyle Community Sports Centre and Game 2 is set for Thursday at the Kenaston Arena, with the rest of the dates still to be determined.
View the SVHL's postseason bracket below:
It's the Macklin Mohawks taking on the Wilkie Outlaws for the second straight year in the SWHL Finals. That series got underway this weekend, and could be over as soon as Friday night as the Outlaws are up 2-0 after a pair of wins this past weekend:
Take a look at the complete playoff bracket for this past season below:
Congratulations goes out to the Gull Lake Greyhounds for becoming the 2022-23 WMHL Champions! According to the website, the Greyhounds swept the final series 3-0 over the Eatonia Huskies who were making their return to senior hockey this season.
Find a picture of the Greyhounds from that week's update, as the Huskies fell short in what was a very fun season for the team and their fans. The Pack will certainly look forward to being back next season.
The Kindersley Sr. Klippers and Hafford Hawks were the only two local teams to play in the Senior Provincial A North Semi-final, after Loreburn of the Sask Valley Hockey League were unable to advance past LeRoy.
Drake and Kindersley matched up for a pretty heavy first round tilt, and even though Game 1 could have went to either side, Drake took Game 2 handily in Kindersley to end the Sr. Klippers run early after making it all the way to Provincial C Finals last year.
The other team to follow out of Hafford swept LeRoy, to move into the North Final series against Drake. The Hafford Hawks represent a mix between their SWHL roster and the Edam 3 Stars, and that Sask West assembled squad almost took down an impressive Drake Canucks team who won two games in Edam to move themselves into the Senior A Provincial Final.
Drake will be taking on Wynyard, who are undefeated so far on their run to the finals.
The Wilkie Outlaws were the only local team included in the Senior B Provincial bracket this year. They beat Willow Cree in two games to advance out of Round 1, and then opened their series against Wadena with a win, before losing two straight to end their hopes.
Wadena is up against Caryle in the Provincial B Final, currently leading the Best of 3 series 1-0.
Senior C was the most populated of the brackets for local action with multiple SVHL teams in play. After Rosetown dropped the opening round to Birch Hills, those victors went on to play the Eston Ramblers in the North Semi-final. Two one goal games resulted in a series sweep for the Ramblers who moved on to face the winner of Dinsmore and Porcupine Plain.
Dinsmore won the opener handily 8-2, but the team from Porcupine Plain stayed strong to win two straight and knock the Dynamos out in their 75th year as a club. Eston and Porcupine Plain then met in the North Finals, with the Ramblers taking care of things easily to move into the Senior C Provincial Final.
The South side of the bracket opened up with an all SVHL matchup as Kenaston swept Davidson, and the Blizzards would run all the way to the finals after a back and forth series against Langenburg.
The Senior C title will be going to the SVHL this season, as Kenaston takes on Eston with those series dates set to release soon.
There were five different series to watch for us in Senior D Provincial play. The first round was all West Central as Kyle swept Biggar, and Delsile defeated Kerrobert in two games. Lucky Lake and Central Butte both lost out in their opening round, leaving Macklin moving on against Craik as the only other series victory.
Kyle faced off against Delisle after the teams won in the opening round, and it was the superior SVHL team this season also winning outside of league as Kyle advanced to play the winner of Macklin/Craik.
That series went Macklin's way to set-up another all West Central series between them and Kyle, and the Sask Valley reigned supreme as the Elks won two straight to move onto the finals where they currently up 1-0 on Carnduff.