ABRAM-VILLAGE – It’s playoff time in the West Prince Senior Hockey League.
The Wellington Flyers will host the O’Leary Maroons in the opening game of one best-of-five semifinal series at the Evangeline Recreation Centre on Tuesday. The start time is 8:15 p.m.
The other semifinal series will open on Wednesday as the Tignish Aces visit the Alberton Regals at the Jacques Cartier Arena. Game time is also 8:15 p.m.
The Flyers finished the regular season in first place at 5-2-1 (won-lost-overtime losses). O’Leary was fourth at 3-5-0. Alberton and Tignish finished second and third with identical 5-3-0 records.
The regular season concluded on Saturday night as Jacob LeClair scored with 0.6 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Aces to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Tyne Valley Tornadoes, who needed a win to qualify for the playoffs. Tyne Valley completed regular-season play 2-5-1.
The Tornadoes took a 3-1 lead into the final 20 minutes, after the first period ended in a 1-1 tie.
Mitch Doucette, Brett Gaudet and Willie Gaudet also scored for the Aces at the Tignish Credit Union Arena.
TJ Campbell (2) and Adam MacLennan found the back of the net for Tyne Valley.