The Port Hope Panthers won the PJHL Tod Division Final on Saturday (March 18, 2018) night against the Amherstview Jets at the Jack Burger Sports Complex. Port Hope took the series four games to one and are on to the round in the quest for the Schmalz Cup.
The final score of the game was 7-2.
MVP of the playoffs was a well deserved Port Hope Panthers Dayton Kent.
It was one of the best games of the season for the Panthers in a hard fought victory and series win.
One puck was reviewed by the referees and Port Hope got the first goal after the puck had broke through the Jets net.
There were heavy hits and even an exchange of punches with the gloves on where both combatants were tossed from the game.
Getting four goals the Panthers were up 4-0 at the end of the first, but the Jets never game up.
Cameron Harris scored at 9:52 of the first period with assists by Dayton Kent and Evan Foley.
Graham Dickerson followed it up at 11:08 with assists by Kallen McFarland and Cameron McGill.
Dayton Ken was the next to find the net at 13:00 with assists by Cameron McGill and Cameron Harris.
And topping off the period was Cameron McGill scoring unassisted at 19:41.
The second period, Panthers started off the same way the ended the first with Andrew Gurr scoring at 4:44 on the power play with assists by Cameron McGill and Nathan Snoek.
Amherstview scored at 5:25, but the goals were just to many to claw back into the game.
Port Hope ended the scoring in the second with Brad Bollert scoring at 10:22 with assists by Kallen McFarland and Cody McNabb.
Panthers Brandon Weeks scored at 6:40 of the third period on the power play with assists by Kallen McFarland and Nathan Snoek.
The Jets managed to get one final goal at 17:56 but it was all to much for the team and the Panthers took the series four games to won.
Panthers goalie Sheldon Calbury faced 31 shots making 29 saves.
The quest for the Schmalz Cup begins with the Panthers taking on the Lakefield Chiefs.
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