Thursday, April 10, 2008
The first "C" semi-final pitted the Bowsman Burnouts against the Dauphin Kinks. In a very close game the Dauphin Kinks came out on top with a 7-5 victory. This earned the Kinks a trip to the "C" final. In the other "C" semi-final, the Winnipegosis Hawks skated to a 7-5 win over the Swan River Raiders.
The first "B" semi-final had the Big Island Bears of Flin Flon face off against the Gladstone Old Duckers. The Ducks ran rough shod over the Bears 9-4. The second "B" semi-final saw the Birtle Old Puckers ground the Kenville Flyers 13-5.
SVCU Old Tymers played host to the Hudson Bay Old Bulls in the first "A" semi-final. Falling behind 2-0 early in the first, SVCU battled back and held a 3-2 lead at the end of one. Picking up where they left off, SVCU scored two quick goals to make it 5-2. Never ones to roll over and die, the Old Bulls battled back from what seemed to be an insurmountable lead to make it 6-5 in the final minutes of the game. Pulling their goaltender, SVCU threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Hudson Bay goal, but came up short.
The second "A" semi-final had the Valley Outlaws do battle with the Flin Flon Bombers. Drinking buddies the night before, both teams had the "Edge On " come game time. Showing few effects of a weekend of "Lodging" it the Valley Outlaws outlasted the Bombers 5-3, earning them a trip to the "A" final.