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West Auckland Admirals | New Zealand Ice Hockey League

Finals locked in!

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Despite taking two losses on the road trip to Queenstown seeing the team go down 6-4 and 5-3 against the Skycity Stampede, the other weekends double header matchup between the Botany Swarm and Dunedin Thunder ended in split results. The Thunder loss means that they cannot catch the Admirals with four games remaining in the regular season and confirms both us and the Skycity Stampede to meet in the 2017 Birgel Cup finals.

This will be the first time in seven years the Admirals make it to the NZIHL finals and only the third time in the leagues 13 year history.

Both Admirals and Skycity Stampede have four regular season games remaining, so home ice advantage is yet to be locked in. The Admirals play at home next; against the Dunedin Thunder on the 29th and 30th of July and then cross the city to play at Botany against the Swarm on the 5th and 6th of August.

The NZIHL finals are a best of three with game one on the 19th August hosted by the second ranked team. Games two and three are on the 26th and 27th of August hosted by the leagues top side.

For the last rounds game 1 stats go here: http://stats.iihf.com/NZIHF/66/IHM066925_74A_2_0.pdf

For game 2 stats go here: http://stats.iihf.com/NZIHF/66/IHM066927_74A_1_0.pdf

See you in the finals!