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8/12/2022 11:13 pm  #81


Re: Canadian International Hockey Association

CIHA KI-LO Jerseys reveal part 1: AQHL
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Many fans at the Valor Star Tournament in Ottawa saw new uniform sets for all teams, including two new teams in the OMJHA, all made by KI-LO. Some got new jerseys design, while a few just got logo updates to have brand-new logos. Only 13 teams carried their current design over to the KI-LO jersey system.

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The AQHL was the first league to showcase the sets; Laval, New Glasgow, and Shawinigan sets are still the same and have no plans for any changes to their jerseys until further notice.

Cape Breton Warriors
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For the first time in the team's history, the home and road jerseys have the same design; the road is the same, while on the home jersey, the sleeve numbers are now white with orange trim.

Drummondville Les Rouges
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The Les Rouges went back in time as their set is based on their glory days in the old Quebec Junior Hockey League. On this set are simple stripes with oversized cuffs; the TV numbers sit on the shoulders because the stripes take the whole arms.

Fredericton Vikings
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Their uniforms are still the same, but their updated logo became the talk. The Viking helmet on the home is purple with orange "V" and white "F" as the horns are white. On the road, the helmet is white with an orange "V," and the "F" is silver.

Manchester Americans
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The stripes on the arms are thinner, just enough for the TV numbers to move from the shoulders to the arms.

Moncton Bearshttps://i.imgur.com/66bXHKR.jpg

The Bears showed off their updated logo, replacing the pentagon around the paw with a nameplate that says "BEARS" with thick trims around the logo. They also add a logo (minus the nameplate and wide trims) on the shoulders.

Portland Clippers
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The arms, hem and socks got thick stripes and thin trim stripes. The logo gains a trim around it. The numbers on both now got two trims around it.

Sherbrooke Loups
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The Loups introduced their new logo with the team playing in a brand-new arena. A circle logo with a wolf paw and a moon with the letter "S" on it. The jersey design is the same, but the stripe on the arms is now straight.

Trois-Rivieres Titans
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The Titans add a small "T" on top of the big "T" logo to represent their 1976-77 CIHA Valor Cup championship. The home jersey has three thick stripes with two thin strips together, while the road has just two stripes and no sign of white whatsoever.

Verdun Knights
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The home and road jerseys have the same stripes design, but it has no yokes, the collars have only one colour, and both maroon and gold on the stripes switched roles.

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8/20/2022 10:05 pm  #82


Re: Canadian International Hockey Association

CIHA KI-LO Jerseys reveal part 2: OMJHA

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Next is the OMJHA to show off. With the league now at 14 teams, only six teams (Barrie, Legionnaires, Oakville, Orangeville, Owen Sound and Waterloo) kept their set the same while the rest showed off their new look.

Buffalo Bees
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The stripes on the arms and hem are a little thinner, the TV numbers are moved from the shoulders to the sleeves, and the primary logo has a thick trim around it.

Burlington Metros
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Burlington showed off their new logo featuring a building behind the "METROS" wordmark. One tower got two hockey sticks, and the other got numbers (2,3 and 6) that are a nod to the first 3 stars Patrick William (2,) Chris Petersons (3,) and Joe Tilburg (6), who were part of the back-to-back Smyth Cup run and the trio went on to a so-far successful run in the pros. The jersey designs got no yokes and added grey to the stripes. The numbers changed to a different font with a trim and a drop shadow trim to go with it.

Kitchener Generals
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Both Jerseys got a cuff stripe along with a stripe on the socks. The road jersey no longer got a white yoke, but the collar is now white.

Milton Micmacs
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The logo had thick trim around it with red and gold only, and it would switch roles on both home and road. The home jersey is the same, but the numbers no longer got trimmed around it. The road has no sign of white whatsoever. The pants just got two thin gold stripes.

Oshawa Diamonds
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The arms, hem, and socks on home would have three stripes, just like the road jersey.

Peterborough Braves
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The Braves set got simple stripes on the arms, hem, and socks. The numbers and the nameplate are blue with red trim, while on the road, the nameplate is gold with red trim, and the numbers are red with gold trim. The road jersey got a red yoke and gold collar; as for the home jersey, no sign of colour on the yoke, but the collar is blue.

Now for two new teams joining the OMJHA

Toronto Hornets
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The logo is based on a front grill from Hornet Motors' top-selling car, the "Shark," but it is hockey sticks instead of shark fins on top of the grill. The jersey colours are classy navy blue, silver, and gold.

Toronto Neon
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The big "N" with neon colours around it as trim is the team's logo. On the home, it got a big black stripe with thin neon colours inside the stripe. The road jersey's neon colours (including white) stripes are thicker. The most out of the box on this jersey are the colours for the numbers; on the one arm, the numbers are neon green, the other arm is neon pink, and the number on the back is neon yellow.

Next post: CIHA KI-LO Jerseys reveal part 3: WCLH

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9/09/2022 8:55 pm  #83


Re: Canadian International Hockey Association

CIHA KI-LO Jerseys reveal part 3: WCLH
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Finally, at the WCLH, many show off their new looks except for Billings, Kenora, Portage la Prairie, and Swift Current, who choose to carry their current design over to KI-LO.

Abbotsford Forest Kings
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The 1980 Valor Cup champions had changed their look not too much. The stripes changed on both home and road, the current logo gained a trim so fans can see it better, the pants are now black, and finally, on the road, numbers are black with white and gold trims, unlike their previous road was white with black and gold trims.

Brandon Buffalos
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The Buffalos introduce their new logo, and the helmets are now white for both home and road. The jerseys got a thick stripe and two thin trims on the arms, the hem, and the socks.

Fargo Owls
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The Fargo Owls were among many that made the most significant change to their look. Black is nowhere to be seen. The brown is darker, and the orange is slightly brighter. The new logo is a giant "F" with the name and an owl sitting inside of it. The Jersey design is still the same but just brown and orange, the pants are brown with orange stripes, and the helmets are orange.

Lethbridge Cougars
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For only the 1980-81 season, the Cougars will wear special jerseys for this occasion as part of the 75th anniversary. The home jersey, the team, paid homage to their first-ever season in 1905 with the word "Cougars" across the number "75" under it. The road jersey is based on their first season as part of the WCLH, but instead of the wordmark, it is the team's current logo, with the numbers being silver.

 Medicine Hat Hawks
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The Hawks got a simple change as the arms, hem, and socks got two stripes; the rest is still the same.

Moose Jaw Wings
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The jerseys are still the same, but the helmets are now white, and the one thing that everyone is talking about is the pants are now white with red and blue stripes; there are many questions about the move, and even James Name is not a big fan of white pants and hopes that it will change very soon.

Nanaimo Sharks
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The logo is updated by replacing the "HC" with the letter "N" on the background behind the "SHARKS" wordmark. Simple straight stripes on the arms, hem, and socks. The colours are the same, but the black is dropped for now.

Saskatoon Cats
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The biggest questions made by many about the Cats rebrand is the logo, which is a smiling cat missing some teeth and a big black eye, the secondary logo is the same, but the face is replaced with the letter "S." The KI-LO jersey design group got their work cut out, but Trevor the head design team got an idea. The arms and the hem got two stripes and in between the stripes are checkerboards.

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12/03/2022 10:43 pm  #84


Re: Canadian International Hockey Association

1980-81 WCLH Season
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The Lethbridge Cougars are celebrating a milestone 75th anniversary. To celebrate this season, the team lifted banners of retired numbers worn by some Cougars greats, including Cliff Burns and his number 25, up to the rafters. On their home opener, they took the win in a big way over the Saskatoon Cats 8-2. After their home opener, they kept on the gas as they won 36 of 50 games to finished 1st in the west and the league.

The Abbotsford Forest Kings opened their home game with the rising of the 1980 Jade Trophy banner and the CIHA Valor Cup banner. As fans have an excellent reason to be excited for this year, both Ed Bram and Luke White will play their final season before they will be eligible for the 1981 Pro Hockey Draft. Both combine 78 points to help the Forest Kings stay in the top 2 in the west division.

The Billings Trains took a mid-season gamble by trading their last 4 round picks (2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) to the Fargo Owls for forward Jack Clarke, and it worked for them as Jack made 23 goals and 56 points, leading the Trains to finished 3rd in the west and making to their 1st playoff in team history.

Moose Jaws took a lot of criticism for wearing white pants to their classic set, so much so that there are talks that both League President James Name and other owners are considering putting a ban on any teams that thinks about wearing white pants down the road. Despite all the white pants fiasco, the Wings took it as fuel as they won 12 of the last 20 games to finished 4th and headed to the playoffs for the 5th year in a row.

Even though Juuso Heinola's scoring improved more than his previous season to even winning the league scoring title, it didn't help the Nanaimo Sharks this season as they once were playoffs contenders, now being the tanker, they lost a good number of players during the off-season. In the end, they finished 5th.

The Medicine Hat Hawks had some promising young talent, but they finished the season with only nine wins landing them in last place in the west.

Kenora Pioneers had a rough start by losing 9 of their first 15 games; after that, they turned it around by winning 16 of the last 20 games to finished 1st in the big east thanks to rookie goalie Luke Hay as he won 10 out of 15 games and letting in just 16 goals and got just one shutout.

With the record of 27-20-3, 57 points gave the Swift Current Battalion a 2nd place finish and will go to the playoffs for the first time since 1976 when they were the North Battleford Crusaders.

Last season the Portage la Prairie Magic had a magical 4th place finish, led by Matthew Atlas and rookie Zachary Natyshak with a combined total of 46 goals and 97 points, giving them a 3rd place finish with 24 wins, 19 losses, 7 ties, and 55 points. Zachary Natyshak was a big surprise in the WCLH as the top rookie, many critics believed that he would not even be in the top 10, but as the season ended, Zachary won the rookie of the year award and caught many eyes of many pro hockey scouts.

The 1980-81 season would be what many fans believe to be the last shot for the Brandon Buffalos, with eight players on their roster overaged. If they failed to do so, they would have to rebuild the team painfully; possibly, the only team that is keeping them from clinching 4th place is the Fargo Owls. Both were neck and neck until the final five games. The Buffalos won 3 while the Owls won only one game; as the season ended, the Buffalos took 4th place and headed to the playoffs, for the Owls finished 5th, meaning the first time in team history that they missed the playoffs.

The 1980-81 season was not so friendly for the Saskatoon Cats as they finished last overall with winning just seven games, 3 wins less than their 1960-61 season (pre-CIHA era) 5 years before Stan Jones handed the ownership to his son Rick which he went on and turned the team around. Things are about to get more difficult for the Cats as Edward Gore resigns as head coach after 16 years with the club; the team will name a new head coach after the off-season.
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12/10/2022 9:43 pm  #85


Re: Canadian International Hockey Association

1981 WCLH Playoffs
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The matchups look promising to many fans, as it could be an even series. Once again, it's an international style like last season. The top seed from the west Lethbridge Cougars takes on 4th seed east Brandon Buffalos, 2nd seed west Abbotsford Forest Kings is ready to defend their Jade Trophy title as their opponent for round one is 3rd seed east is the Portage la Prairie Magic, 1st seed east Kenora Pioneers are hoping to get themselves to the next round, but they have to go through 4th seed west Moose Jaw Wings. Lastly, it's the battle of 1st timers as 2nd seed east Swift Current Battalion takes on 3rd seed west Billings Trains, which many would see who will get their first playoff series win.

1st west Lethbridge Cougars vs. 4th east Brandon Buffalos
In the first two games of the series, the Cougars won both in a blowout way until the Buffalos took game three, followed by game four overtime win, but in game five, the Cougars blew the Buffalos away with a 5-1 victory, then the Cougars shut the Buffalos out from scoring any goals to win both game six and the series 3-0, meaning that the Lethbridge Cougars are moving on to the 2nd round.
 
2nd west Abbotsford Forest Kings vs. 3rd east Portage la Prairie Magic
In game one, the Magic had a 1-0 lead throughout the game until the Forest Kings Ryan Wedgewood scored to tie the game with 1:09 left in the game; then, headed into overtime, and Jack Lazar scored the overtime winner for the Forest Kings, after that the Forest Kings kept on the gas petal as they went on winning the last three games to sweep the Magic in four games and advance to the 2nd round.

1st east Kenora Pioneers vs. 4th west Moose Jaw Wings
The Pioneers may have won the series in five games, but they had to win it the hard way. In 4 of the 5 games, the Wings had the lead for most of the games. "We can't play like this; if we don't play the right game, we are done for," Kenora Pioneers coach Chuck Patton said during a post-practice press conference. 

2nd east Swift Current Battalion vs. 3rd west Billings Trains
Both teams were willing to do anything to win their first series, and both went back and forth all the way to game seven at Swift Current. With 0:30 left in the third period, Denny Holbrook scored the tie-breaker as the Swift Current Battalion won and headed to the 2nd round for the first time since 1960 when they won the Jade Trophy championship as North Battleford Crusaders.

1st west Lethbridge Cougars vs. 2nd east Swift Current Battalion
The Cougars took the first two games, but the Battalion took the next two games to even the series. In the last two games of the series were all Cougars as Jack Burk scored five goals within those previous two games to lead the Cougars to a series win in six games and advance to the Jade Trophy championship for the first time since 1976.

1st east Kenora Pioneers vs. 2nd west Abbotsford Forest Kings
Last year was for the Jade Trophy championship; now, this year, the winner of this series will go to this year's Jade Trophy championship. This series was a back-and-forth; four of those games were blowouts. In game seven were goals galore until the end of the third period tie at 5-5. After two overtimes, there still nothing was what everyone thought that the Pioneers forward Keith Zachary scored the overtime winner, but the referees called it off as the replay shows that he scored 0.2 seconds too late, 12:07 into the third overtime Forest Kings Ryan Wedgewood got a chance to ended with a breakaway and scored the winner as the Abbotsford Forest Kings win the series and headed to the Jade Trophy championship for the 2nd year in a row with a 6-5 3OT win.

WCLH Jade Trophy Finals
1st west Lethbridge Cougars vs. 2nd west Abbotsford Forest Kings

One team is the defending Jade Trophy champion, and the other hoping to make its anniversary season more special. In game one, the Cougars took a big 3-1 win thanks to rookie Karl Fuhr and his 2 goals and 3 points. In game two, Jack Lazar made 3 points, one containing a goal that was a winner as the Forest Kings even the series with a 3-2 overtime win. The Forest Kings had a big 3-1 lead in game three, but in the third period Karl Fuhr scored 2 key goals to tie the game, and Wes Roy scored the game-winner 4-3 to take the series lead. Game four was tight as ever as the score after the first period was 1-1, and it was like that until the second overtime as Karl Fuhr scored the O/T winner. It was back and forth between the two in game five as 1:24 left in the third period in a 3-3 tie game. Ed Bram had an open net to score for the Forest Kings to keep their season alive, but the Cougars goalie Shawn Hoff who had been ups and downs with the team, made one of greatest save of all time; thanks to that, Jack Burk took the advantage and took the pack, made some moves and pass it to Karl Fuhr and he scored the tie-breaker as the clock hit zero the game is over, and the Lethbridge Cougars win game five 4-3 winning the series 4 games to 1 and took home their 8th Jade Trophy title in team's WCLH history and headed to Waterloo, Ontario for the 1981 Valor Cup tournament.
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1/24/2023 10:52 pm  #86


Re: Canadian International Hockey Association

1980-81 OMJHA Season
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Fans of the defending Smyth Cup Champions, the Barrie Admirals, had to wait for the home opener as Barrie played their first ten games on the road, including being both the Neon and the Hornets' first opponents for their inaugural season opener, both of them the Admirals won along with six more wins to make their first ten games 8-1-1 then came to their first five home games played without a loss (3-0-2) everything was going go until last 15 games of the season where they had a hard time with 4-8-3 to finish 1st in the Hero Division.

The Oshawa Diamonds have announced a new name for next season. They will call themselves the “Oshawa Gem” and show the new logo, but the jerseys will be the same for the time being. The news may not sit well with many fans, but their 10-game winning streak changed many minds after that. They kept on winning good games here and there to finish with the same record as the Barrie Admirals, but the reason why they finished 2nd is that they lost the head-to-head series, but they showed grand results and gave Prime Motors a good reason to own the team.

Burlington Metros performed very well, led by captain Matthew Walton the Metros finished 3rd place in the Hero division, but this season is overshadowed by an ongoing war between team owner John Lewis and OMJHA President Tom Van Ryan, where John is still wanting answers on why his team and others are losing money in a bad way some said there were some meetings got heated between the two every time when Tom talked about financial issues. “It got ugly pretty fast; I’m just hoping things get settled soon if not, we might have long-term trust issues,” Barrie Admirals owner Luke Ashton said after the owners' meeting.
After many drafts picks, to front office changes, the results for the Oakville Oaks show great improvements, the gamble of naming Keith Dunn the teams captain worked wonders as he finished 3rd as the top scorer in the league and helped the Oaks finish 4th and headed to the playoffs after missing it for two years.

The Micmacs did some moves in hopes of turning it around, but it did not happen as for the 6th year in a row, they missed the playoffs by finishing 5th, followed by the newcomer team Toronto Hornets, who won just enough to pass the 30 points mark and enough to take 6th. The dead last of the Hero division title goes to the Kitchener Generals after losing their top stars and bad trades along the way to finish 7th.

The Waterloo Maroons became the top team in the league with a 43-6-1 record; the biggest accomplishment the team ever did was winning their first 25 games in a row. They would lose to end a winning streak but would start a new one along the way with a 15-game winning streak. They would lose the last four games. Another accomplishment made by the Maroons was Larry Arsenal, who broke a record for the most assists in a season with 85 in a season with a career total of 220, Larry became the first player to pass the 200 assists within three seasons, and he got two more seasons to go.

Ron Green became a grand leader in the locker room, and it shows on the ice as he led the O’s to a 72-points 2nd place finish, one of the best in team history. The team and the city brought the good news that during the off-season, the Orangeville Arena is getting more seats added to the numbers from 2000 to 3000. With Waterloo hosting the 1981 Valor Cup tournament, the O’s is planning on doing more upgrades to the arena in hopes of being the host for the 1984 Valor Cup tournament.

The Peterborough Braves struggled throughout this season, but they won 8 of the last ten games to sit in 3rd place in the Steel division. Losing 28 games didn’t sit well with head coach Rick Pine “we didn’t play well this season; we need to find a spark. If not come playoffs, we will have an early exit very quick,” Rick said during a press conference four days before they played their first playoff appearance in team history.

The Kitchener Legionnaires and the Toronto Neon shared the 4th place spot in the league as the season ended. Both got 38 points, but the Legionnaires got 1 win more than the Neon, so the Legionnaires are going to the playoffs while the Neon will not but on their last game of the season at home, the fans gave them a standing ovation after their first season.

 The Buffalo Bees made some improvements, but they got a long way to go. GM Ryan Byron Jr. believes that the first three picks at the 1981 draft could give them a chance to get over the big hump. Lastly, the Owen Sound Arrowbirds took a big dip from being in the top 5 overall last year to hitting rock bottom last place overall, it totally shows that the trade they did with Buffalo pretty much came back and bit them in the butt in a bad way they are hoping that their three 2nd round draft picks could turn them a round for the better.
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1980-81 OMJHA Playoffs
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Steel Division

1st Waterloo Maroons vs 4th Kitchener Legionnaires

Last season the Maroons beat the Legionnaires in six games. This season the Maroons are hoping for a sweep like they did in their season series, which they did, but game one, two, and three ended in overtime. In game four, Larry Arsenal scored two goals to help the Maroons win in regulation and move on to the next round 2-0. 

2nd Orangeville O’s vs. 3rd Peterborough Braves

Most games of the series were close ones, but the O’s rookie Dave Fortier scored back-to-back hat-tricks in both games five and six to give them those two wins to finish off the Braves in six games and ready for the Maroons in the Steel Division finals.

Hero Division

1st Barrie Admirals vs. 4th Oakville Oaks

The Oakville Oaks made it to the playoffs in hopes of giving the Admirals a hard time, but Barrie was the one that gave Oaks a hard time, mainly keeping them from scoring more than just one goal throughout the series, including the Admirals with a game four overtime win to complete the sweep.

2nd Oshawa Diamonds vs. 3rd Burlington Metros

Both Diamonds and Metros went back and forth all the way to game seven as the Diamonds' Adam Howell scored a hat-trick to tie the game at 3 after trailing behind 3-1 before the start of the 3rd period, in overtime Derek Kelly scored the OT winner to help the Diamonds win the series and keep the momentum going into the 2nd round to face the Barrie Admirals.



Steel Division Finals

1st Waterloo Maroons vs. 2nd Orangeville O’s

The Orangeville O’s top player is all over Maroons goalie Pat Hudson, but he held his ground as his teammates were scoring for the O’s they had to start four different goalies due to their top goalie Jack Glenn getting injured after the game six of the first round, game four the O’s kept it close but the Maroons was too much as once again they win the series in four games and headed to the Smyth Cup Finals for the first time since 1974.

Hero Division Finals

1st Barrie Admirals vs. 2nd Oshawa Diamonds

Both teams tied 1st in the Hero division but the Admirals took 1st place as they won the head-to-head series over the Diamonds, the battle was crazy and both teams was really push themselves to the next level, things got more interesting as that the Waterloo Maroons the host of the 1981 Valor Cup tournament has just swept the Orangeville O’s with that news means that who ever win this series win not only face the Maroons for the Smyth Cup championship but also automatically advance to the Valor Cup tournament, the news gave both teams the fire they need to go all the way to game seven as the Admirals had 2-0 lead going into the third period when out of nowhere the Diamonds scored two straight short-handed goals both made by Derek Kelly, then Adam Howell score a goal that questioned of how it happened, the Admirals was firing shots trying to tie the game up but the game ended with 3-2 Diamonds wins game seven and going to both the Smyth Cup finals to face the Maroons and hopes to be ready for the Valor Cup tournament.



Smyth Cup Finals

Waterloo Maroons vs. Oshawa Diamonds

In game one, the Diamonds played very well to keep a 2-2 tie at the end of the third period. In overtime, the Diamonds made a mistake by taking a penalty that created a chance that the Maroons took, and Nick Ross scored the overtime winner. After game one, the Diamonds ran out of gas as the Maroons destroyed them 9-0 in game two. The Diamonds may score two goals, but the Maroons scored two more with a 4-2 game three win. In game four, the Maroons poured on with seven goals; the Oshawa Diamonds came back but only scored four goals as the third period came to an end. The Waterloo Maroons are the OMJHA Smyth Cup Champions for the first time since 1972, a season before the CIHA was established and will be ready for the 1981 Valor Cup tournament.
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