BRACEBRIDGE - Just four points separate the Bracebridge Phantoms and the South Muskoka Shield in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League standings, and with four games left to play, there is a ghost of a chance the two could flip-flop before the regular season ends.
IN THE NET..
A wild Phantoms shot makes its target in the net during the game against the Sturgeon Falls, Lumberjacks on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Bracebridge Memorial Arena.
(Photo by Bev McMullen)
The Phantoms split their two weekend matchups, a big 8-5 win over Sturgeon Falls on home ice Feb. 2 and a tough 4-3 road loss to Mattawa Feb. 3.
Including the win Feb. 2, the Phantoms play Sturgeon Falls three times in their final five games, including back-to-back games this coming weekend. The Phantoms will travel to Sturgeon Feb. 9, then return home Feb. 10 for a matchup against the same team starting at 5 p.m.
Bracebridge remains in third, a spot the team has held the bulk of the season. They now find the Shield just four points back, and tied with the Powassan Eagles in fourth place. Temiscaming sits in second place, 11 ahead of the Phantoms, while the Bradford Rattlers continue their stellar season in first with a perfect 36-0 record.
The last of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League regular season games will be played by Feb. 17.