2016 ECSL playoffs

Reach Rebels win the 2016 ECSL Playoffs

The Reach Rebels have been awarded the 2016 East Coast Super League Championship following the forfeit of the Sydney Sting. The league ruled that the Sting had fielded an ineligible player in Game 2 of the grand final series, resulting in the Game 3 decider being cancelled. The Rebels claim their third championship title, having last won in 2014.

2016 ECSL Playoffs: Grand Final Series

The grand final series of the 2016 East Coast Super League playoffs is currently tied after two games with the decider to played at a yet to be confirmed date. The Rebels opened the series with a 4-2 win in Game 1, scoring four unanswered goals in the second and third periods before the Sting got two back in the third. In Game 2 the scores remained even with neither team moving more then one goal ahead at any given time forcing the game into overtime. David Jeremy scored the game winning goal for the Sting in the first overtime period to tie the series at one game apiece.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results:
– Game 1: Sydney Sting 2 – 4 Reach Rebels (18:30, 24 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
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– Game 2: Reach Rebels 5 – 6 OT Sydney Sting (19:30, 25 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
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– Game 3: Sydney Sting – Reach Rebels (TBC)

2016 ECSL Playoffs: Semifinals

The semifinals of the 2016 East Coast Super League playoffs have finished with the Reach Rebels and Sydney Sting advancing to the grand final series which kick off next weekend. The semifinals are a two game series with the winner being determined on a cumulative aggregate format. In Semifinal A the Rebels and Bombers split the series at one game apiece, with the Rebels advancing 4-3 on aggregate. In Semifinal B the Sting came back from a four goal deficit after Game 1 to defeat the North Stars 10-6 on aggregate.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Semifinal A:
– Blueline Bombers 0 – 2 Reach Rebels (18:30, 17 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
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– Reach Rebels 2 – 3 OT Blueline Bombers (18:45, 18 September 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Reach Rebels win 4-3 on aggregate

Semifinal B:
– Sydney Sting 0 – 4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:15, 17 September 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 2 – 10 Sydney Sting (17:00, 18 September 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Sydney Sting win 10 – 6 on aggregate