Between the North American Hockey League Robertson Cup and Canada Royal Bank Cup we have a lot of hockey to watch this weekend.
NAHL Robertson Cup Semi-Final Picks
#1 Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs #4 Minot Minotauros: The Minotauros are a fantastic story and it would be nice to see the fairy tale continue. The problem with that is the fact that it is a best-of-three series and the Ice Dogs are way too deep to let this Championship get away from them. Fairbanks wins.
#2 Shreveport vs #3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: It’s fair to say that I’ll never send a player to a team coached by Tom Kowal; he’s just not my favorite type of coach. I believe that the Knights are here because New Jersey lost interest and the Rebels’ Joe Coombs lost his team. Shreveport players would skate through a brick wall for their bench boss. Shreveport wins
Royal Bank Cup Picks
Saturday May 12
Wellington Dukes vs Ottawa Jr. Senators: Ottawa is bursting with confidence while Wellington is from the league that won the RBC last year. That was then and this is now. Ottawa wins.
Wenatchee Wild vs Chilliwack Chiefs: After such a long period of time between the Chiefs last game and this one, there’s bound to be some rust. Wenatchee is the wrong team to face in that situation. Wenatchee wins
Sunday May 13
Steinbach Pistons vs Wenatchee Wild: This is the set-up game for the Wild. The Pistons got to watch the Wild on Saturday night and Wenatchee could be at a distinct disadvantage in this one. We still have Rule #1 to think about so... Wenatchee wins.
Chilliwack Chiefs vs Ottawa Jr. Senators: Everyone is going to point to this game as one that could make and break the winner and loser. Chilliwack Wins.
OVERALL RECORD 157-116-2 .575 PCT
Author: Stephen Heisler
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with the Heisler Hockey Group. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.
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