Playoff Capsule – South Shore vs. Amherst

2018 Eastlink South Division Semi-Finals

South Shore Lumberjacks                               Amherst Ramblers

(2) South Shore Lumberjacks vs. (3) Amherst Ramblers

Game 1 – Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00PM – Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center
Game 2 – Saturday, March 17th, 7:00PM – Amherst Stadium
Game 3 – Monday, March 19th, 7:00PM – Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center
Game 4 – Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00PM –  Amherst Stadium
Game 5 – Friday, March 23rd, 7:00PM – Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center*
Game 6 – Sunday, March 25th, 7:00PM – Amherst Stadium*
Game 7 – Monday, March 26th, 7:00PM – Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center*

*if necessary

South Shore Amherst
Record (MHL Rank) 31-15-2-2 – 66 pts (T-4th) 27-11-6-6 – 66 pts (T-4th)
Last 10 Games (current streak) 6-4-0-0 (won 3) 7-3-0-0 (won 1)
Goals For (MHL Rank) 193 (2nd) 181 (4th)
Goals Against (MHL Rank) 132 (2nd) 158 (T-6th)
Powerplay Efficiency (MHL Rank) 16.9% (9th) 19.4% (7th)
Penalty Kill Efficiency (MHL Rank) 81.2% (6th) 76.7% (11th)
Top Scorer (MHL Rank) Logan O’Neil (26-29-55 – 10th) Jordan King (28-50-78 – 3rd)
Top Scoring Defenseman Matthew Paul (9-29-38) Dawson Grenier (6-25-31)
Top Goaltender MacKenzie Janes (16-8, 2.39GAA, .920SV%, 1SO) Joel Goguen (15-8-3, 2.66GAA, .915SV%)
Head to Head Record 3-2-0-1, 7 pts, 22 GF 3-3-0-0, 6 pts, 17 GF
Leading Scorer in Season Series Logan O’Neil (5G, 7A) Jordan King (4G, 4A)

Previous Meetings
Amherst 3 @ South Shore 5 – October 27th
South Shore 4 @ Amherst 7 – October 28th
Amherst 4 @ South Shore 3(SO) – December 1st
South Shore 1 @ Amherst 2 – January 6th
South Shore 4 @ Amherst 1 – January 27th
Amherst 2 @ South Shore 5 – February 8th


  • Not only does this series mark a return to the postseason for the Lumberjacks after a one year hiatus, it also represents the first time ever that the club holds home ice advantage in a playoff series since moving to Bridgewater in 2008.
  • The Ramblers are looking to build on their playoff success of last year, when they advanced to the second round of the MHL playoffs for the first time since 2013.
  • The last time the Ramblers faced the Lumberjacks franchise in the postseason, the team was still located in Halifax and known as the Wolverines. In the 2008 Bent Division Mini-Series, Amherst defeated the Wolverines in a three game sweep.
  • The Lumberjacks lay claim to the greatest increase in total points from the previous regular season. South Shore’s 66 points were 29 more than their total for the 2016-17 season.
  • A balanced attack with benefit both sides in this series – Amherst and South Shore boast a combined 14 players who reached double digits in goals during the regular season – eight on the Lumberjacks and six on the Ramblers
  • The season series between the Ramblers and Lumberjacks featured both higher than usual offensive output and close games. Four of the six games in their season series featured a minimum of seven goals combined. As well, three games were decided by two goals or less.

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