District 10

Ross Royals lock down first place in boys’ hockey

PALMERSTON – The Ross Royals clinched a first-place finish at the completion of the District 4/10 high school senior boys’ hockey league standings by claiming two wins in as many days in the league’s return to play following the break for exams.

The Royals edged the Norwell Varsity Reds 2-1 Tuesday at the Palmerston arena.

That came a day after they doubled the Centennial Spartans 4-2 at the Victoria Road arena Monday.

In other games Tuesday, the St. James Lions nipped the Orangeville Bears 4-3 in Orangeville and the Centre Wellington Falcons blanked the Erin Raiders 8-0 in Erin.

Scoring details were not reported for any of the games.

Ross leads the league with an 11-1-0-0 (W-L-T-OTL) record and the Royals are followed by St. James at 10-2-0-0, Orangeville at 8-3-0-1, Norwell at 7-2-0-2, Centennial at 6-5-0-1, Centre Wellington at 5-5-1-0, Bishop Macdonell Celtics at 2-8-0-1, Centre Dufferin Royals at 1-9-1-0 and Erin at 1-10-0-1.

There are two games left in the regular season as Norwell is to play Bishop Mac at the Gryphon Centre Wednesday and Centre Dufferin is to host Centre Wellington Thursday.

Playoffs are to start next week.

The lone opening-round game is to feature Erin against either Bishop Mac or Centre Dufferin either Monday or Tuesday.

Winner of that game joins the top seven in the league for the quarter-finals that are to be finished by Feb. 21. The semifinals are slated to be played either Feb. 22 or 23 and the final is to go either Feb. 26, 27 or 28.


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