The Eastern Ontario Wild major bantam 'AAA' hockey team, under head coach Frank Hincks, is leading its playoff series five points to one, and with a win tonight in Cardinal over the Upper Canada Cyclones, will advance to the next round.
The Wild prevailed 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in Alexandria to get themselves in this position.
Game time tonight is 7pm.
Should the series be extended, the next game is set for March 2, in Rockland, beginning at 8:15pm.
The new league that is taking the place of the junior B EOJHL continues to take shape, with committee meetings scheduled for tomorrow evening in Ottawa, according to Rebels general manager Eric Fontaine.
The CCHL2, as it will be known, has yet to confirm the member clubs for its inaugural season, though its expected that Char-Lan and Alexandria will be among the 16 teams granted franchises.
The May 6 meeting will review recommendations of the different committees that have been identified, such as Hockey Operations, Constitution, and Finance.
The CCHL2 will be run under the auspices of the junior A CCHL, which has also taken over the operation of an expanded midget hockey league in Eastern Ontario.
A pair of significant meetings are scheduled for tonight, with votes likely that could impact both junior and local minor hockey.
EOJHL (junior B) club representatives will meet to review the latest outline for the new CCHL2 league that will replace the current model. Groups have had to ante up a pile of cash to bid for franchises in the new league, with a decision of the successful teams expected to be announced soon, likely this week.
At minor council, a vote is expected on a proposal to expand the current midget 'AAA' hockey league to 12 teams, from its current eight, in order to line up with the 12 clubs that make up the CCHL. The plan also calls for the elimination of the minor midget division in 'AAA' hockey and will likely have trickle down effects on 'AA' and 'A' programs as well.