On Friday evening, the Linden Lanes Knuckles defeated the East Side Kings to claim the Olde English Road Hockey League championship for 2020. The Knuckles swept the best of three series, winning by scores of 6-3 and 11-6.
“We received some outstanding goaltending in that first game from regular season MVP Brad Schoonbaert” said an ecstatic owner/captain Cole McCaig. “Going into game 2, we knew we had to keep the foot on the pedal and Sobs goal on the opening shift set the tone for the rest of the game” added McCaig.
“Lifting the OERHL trophy for the first time was an amazing experience….I’m nearly at a loss for words. In my neighborhood, they used to say you couldn’t be a superstar without winning one. “Now they can’t say that about me.” Knuckles goalie Brad Schoonbaert.
At the conclusion of the game, the league recognized Brandon Switzer as the playoff MVP. The former Flin Flon Bomber was an offensive force in leading the Knuckles to Friday’s championship. He teamed-up with former Brandon Wheat King forward Tanner Kaspick to form a formidable 1-2 scoring punch that proved too much for the Kings to handle.
East Side Kings captain, Jesse Linner could not be reached for comment following the game.