Mount Pearl : 1 vs Holy Cross : 0
Mount Pearl Clinches 2nd in Standings
After Challenge Cup weekend action the final placings are in order. Again, to no one's surprise Holy Cross clinched first. Maybe the biggest surprise of the season is Mount Pearl placing 2nd. But you have to hand it to them. On Saturday Mount Pearl beat the "Big Red Machine" by a score of 1 -0. This was a stunning victory for Mount Pearl. Holy Cross were huge favorites going into the game. They had 1st place sewed up and they were riding a 19 game undefeated record. However, despite all of this, Mount Pearl managed to pull off the biggest upset of the season. The large number of fans, whom I spoke with at the field, chatted to me about what they were witnessing.
Mount Pearl's victory secured them 2nd place. Holy Cross will have a rematch against Mount Pearl in the leagues final regular scheduled game which is to be played on Wednesday night. Despite the final game, the final seeding are now set in stone. This sets the stage for the Play-offs on Labor Day Weekend. Holy Cross will again be forced to tangle with Mount Pearl in the 1v2 play-offs in St. Lawrence. The Laurentians will battle it out against the 4th place Feildians. What drama will this further create?
St. Lawrence places 3rd
In St. Lawrence this weekend the Laurentians defeated Corner Brook twice. It was 3-0 on Saturday and 4-3 on Sunday. The biggest happening here was Stefan Slaney scored a total of three more goals putting him at 22 on the season, 4 ahead of Tyler Forsey. However, Forsey has one more game remaining, MP at HC, and one may never know what could happen.
2016 Challenge Cup Standings
|Holy Cross Kirby Group||21||15||2||4||58||18||+40||49|
|Mount Pearl First Choice Haircutters||21||14||4||3||45||19||+26||45|
|St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians||22||13||5||4||53||18||+35||43|
|Steers Insurance Corner Brook United||22||2||16||4||21||58||-37||10|
|CBS That Pro Look Strikers FC||22||0||19||3||7||75||-68||3|
|NL Canada Games Gerry O'Brien Financial||12||3||6||3||15||27||-12||12*|
Challenge Cup Scoring Leaders
|Stefan Slaney||St. Lawrence||22|
|Tyler Forsey||Mount Pearl||18|
|Zach Wade||Holy Cross||9|
|Jake Warren||Holy Cross||8|
|Mitchell Barry||NL Canada Games/Mount Pearl||8|
|Logan McIsaac||Corner Brook||7|
|Tyler Kirby||Holy Cross||7|