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Four teams looking for two titles

2016-12-03
I'm proud to announce we have reached the finals in both the Pro and Farm league, as we concluded Conference Championships today. The finals will be graced by four different as no one this season was able to vie both crowns this season.
 
We will begin the finals on Sunday (December 4th) with games being played roughly around 12 nooan EST every day until we have winners.  In the Pro championship we have Joeri Loonen and his Tilburg Trappers facing off against Michael Moniz and his Toronto Hitmen.  Down on the farm we have Stephan Finkel and his Hof Wolf Pack squaring up against Bruno Amaral and his Coniston Canadiens.
 
The Trappers are our most recent champion, winning last season against the Rosemere Titans, and their fans are skipping anxiously looking for a little Double Dutch delight.  Joeri's squad has steamrolled through the playoffs and the Trappers boast the top scorers in the Pro ranks and the league's best playoff goaltender.  The duo of Joe Thornton (17 GP, 12-18-30) and Kyle Okposo (17 GP, 11-19-30) haven't been close to being contained by anyone.  In net, Craig Anderson has started all 17 Tilburg games to date, boasting a  2.79 GAA and 0.915 save percentage. This will be the Trappers fourth visit to the finals and they are looking for their second title.
 
A perennial regular season force, the Toronto Hitmen are making their fifth trip to the UHL finals and are looking for their franchise's second title.  Their only UHL championship came back in Season 17 and this being Season 34, there is a strange mathematical coincidence there. Toronto is led by Anze Kopitar (9-18-27) and the UHL legend Jaromir Jagr (11-6-17).  Vying for post-season honors is Martin Jones whom is just fractions of percentage points off the pace set by the Trappers' Anderson,  sporting his own stats of 2.80 GAA and a 0.916 save percentage in 16 games started.
 
Stephan Finkel and the Hof Wolf Pack are our only team this season looking to achieve their first title.  The Wolf Pack have made the Farm Finals once (Season 26) but have not yet hoisted that coveted trophy above their heads.  Like the Trappers in the Pro league, Hof boasts the league's two top scorers and the league's best goaltender.  Wojtek Wolski (16-9-25) and Patrik Thoresen (10-14-24) lead the offensive charge while Jean-Francois Berube (13 GP,  2.81 GAA and 0.921) stabilizes the back-end.
 
The Coniston Canadiens are the UHL version of the Hershey Bears, a veritable who's who of former pro players plugging away at hockey whilst avoiding the real world. They are lead by three UHL pro veterans in Chris Higgins (10-9-19), Kyle Chipchura (6-13-19) and Ondrej Pavelec (15 GP, 3.06 GAA and 0.907 SVPCT) in net.  Unlike the Wolf Pack, the Canadiens franchise is amongst the UHL farm legends.  They have won the farm championship three times (lastly in Season 30) and hold the distinction of batting 1.000 upon reaching the finals.  They have reached the finals three times to date and have won all three times.
 
Good luck all.