The final week of the 2012 OJMFLL Regular Season is upon us. There are plenty of scenarios to be played out. Here are a few:
Niagara (8-2) – can finish as low as 4th. Opponents for Sunday: London and Halton Hills. Hold the tie breaker with Oshawa.
Oshawa (7-3) – has to finish with more points than Niagara in order to grab second. Hold the tie-breaker vs London. Face Halton Hills and Orangeville Sunday.
London (6-4) – with a little luck could actually finish in 2nd spot as they hold the tie breaker vs Niagara. Up against Niagara and Brampton on Sunday.
Hamilton (5-5) – two winnable games on Sunday vs Burington and Beaches. Can finish no higher than 3rd as they hold the tie-breaker vs Oshawa.
Halton Hills (4-6) – the only team currently in the top 6 that hasn’t secured a post-season spot. Two tough games vs Oshawa and Niagara on the horizon, but up to the challenge. Holds the tie-breaker against Brampton.
Brampton (3-7) – mathematically still alive. Will have to put a dent in Orangeville’s perfect record to start, and have success against London in order to leap-frog over Halton.
Toronto Beaches (2-8) – eliminated from post-season play as Halton Hills owns the tie-breaker. Never did recover from a few heartbreakers early in the season.
Burlington (0-10) – caught waiting for the bus and took the rebuilding route.
Top spot may very well be decided first thing Sunday morning as top seeded Oakville (8-1-1) takes on second seed Centre-Wellington (8-2). Both are guaranteed to be in one of the top two spots in the West.
Mississauga (4-5-1) will be looking for a couple of cushion points as they face St. Clair (0-10) and Centre-Wellington on Sunday.
K-W United (3-5-2) are barely hanging onto their play-off spot as they try to stave off the 5th seed from the East. Square off against Oakville and St. Clair.
Seeding is all that needs to be determined.
Peterborough (8-2) – Faces Mimico and Oshawa II. These just happen to be the two teams that put the ‘2’ in the 8-2 record.
Barrie (7-3) – vs Ottawa and Newmarket. Will have to take care of business and do a little scoreboard watching to see if they can grab top spot in the East.
Mimico (4-5-1) has a couple of key games against Peterborough and Ottawa. Will probably need a couple of points to move on. Same can be said for Newmarket (also 4-5-1) as they draw Oshawa II and Barrie on Sunday.
Ottawa (4-6) sit on the outside, but with a point or two against Barrie or Mimico can make things very interesting and maybe even grab a play-off spot for the first time in franchise history.
Oshawa II (2-8) are just loving the role of spoiler as they hit the win column in Week 5 with wins over Ottawa and Peterborough. Looking to make things a little uneasy for Peterborough and Mimico on Sunday.
Week 6 sees DII- East and Hamilton, Burlington, and Toronto from Div I playing at Cherry Beach. The rest of Div I and D-II West head up to Barbour Fields for their final regular season games. See the full schedule for Week 6 here.
Here’s a general idea of the Play-off Schedule for Sunday, October 28 at Civic Fields in Oshawa.
10:30am – Division II (B) Semi Finals
12:00pm – Division III (C) Semi Finals
2:00pm – Division I Semi Finals
4:00pm – Division II and Division III Finals
6:00pm – Division I Finals
(exact times tbd)