Thamesford ended the regular season with eight straight wins, edging Exeter by a point to clinch top seed in the PJHL’s Yeck Division.
The Trojans (28-10-1-3) will face Port Stanley in the first round beginning Friday at home.
Offensively, Thamesford’s trio of Ray Robbins (19G, 37A), Ryan Tremblett (33G, 20A) and Spencer Mills (20G, 32A) all averaged well over a point per game, while Jared Caldarozzi (12G, 27A) and Luke Caldarozzi (9G, 21A) were on the cusp.
Ryan Gullage and Spencer Mace each played more than 1,200 minutes in the crease with GAAs of 2.20 and 2.79, respectively, and a combined .904 save percentage with six shutouts.
Thamesford’s special teams have been outstanding, as the Trojans enter the playoffs with the second-best power play (21.1 per cent) and top penalty kill (91.9) in the division.
Port Stanley, meanwhile, won once this season and have the division’s worst power play (4.1 per cent) and penalty kill (73.0).
Noah Crowley was the lone Sailor to crack 10 goals (13) and 20 points, which he did with seven assists.
PJHL Yeck Division quarter-final
(1) Thamesford vs. (8) Port Stanley
Game 1: Feb. 7 at Thamesford, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Feb. 8 at Port Stanley, 8 p.m.
Game 3: Feb. 11 at Port Stanley, 8 p.m.
Game 4: Feb. 14 at Thamesford, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5: Feb. 21 at Thamesford, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 6: Feb. 22 at Port Stanley, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 7: Feb. 23 at Thamesford, 8 p.m.