Mariners Begin Playoffs Thursday At Home Against Bearcats

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018 11:31 AM

The MHL playoff matchups are set.

The Yarmouth Junior A Mariners will take on the Truro Bearcats in the Eastlink South Division semifinal, beginning Thursday night, 7pm at Mariners Centre.

The Mariners finished first in the division with a 35-14-1-0 record, good for 71 points.

Truro were fourth with a record of 28-20-1-1 and 58 points.

The Bearcats took the final game of the regular season against the Mariners, 3-1 Saturday in Truro.

Yarmouth did win the season series between the clubs, taking four of six meetings.

The other Eastlink South Division semifinal has the second place South Shore Lumberjacks taking on the third ranked Amherst Ramblers.

That series begins Wednesday night in Bridgewater.

The league-leading Edmundston Blizzard will host the Miramichi Timberwolves in an Eastlink North Division semifinal, and the second place Summerside Western Capitals will take on the third ranked Campbellton Tigers.

Mariners vs. Bearcats first round playoff schedule:

Game 1 - Thursday, March 15, 7pm (at Mariners Centre)
Game 2 - Saturday, March 17, 7pm (at Truro)
Game 3 - Monday, March 19, 7pm (at Mariners Centre)
Game 4 - Wednesday, March 21, 7pm (at Truro)
Game 5 - Friday, March 23, 7:30pm (at Mariners Centre) * if necessary
Game 6 - Sunday, March 25, 7pm (at Truro) * if necessary
Game 7 - Tuesday, March 27, 7pm (at Mariners Centre) * if necessary