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Oakland Playoff Push Continues Friday Night At The ONYX

02/11/2019, 11:45am EST
By Corey Hagood

Matchup: Oakland (12-13-1, 4-6-0) host the Calvin Knights (5-12-4, 2-5-3) Friday night at the ONYX at 9:00pm and Saturday night at Calvin at 7:40pm.

All-Time Series: Oakland is 2-0-0 against the Calvin Knights.

Scouting Oakland: Oakland is led by forward Chase Sereno, who has scored eight goals and 23 assists. Leading goal scorer Chris Hubbard has 15 goals and 10 assists, while forward Nic Fernandez has eight goals and an assist. On defense, Daniel Scorzo has scored one goal and added six assists while Tyler Simon has three goals and nine assists. Defenseman Kyle Nikles has four points. In net Joshua Pack (7-5-1) has a 3.84 goals against average and a save percentage of 89% and Ian Dvorak (5-6-0) has a 3.44 goals against average and a save percentage of 89%

Scouting Calvin: The Knights feature forward Jared Virtanen with nine goals and 11 assists. Forward Keegan Weckesser has scored eight goals and forward Christian Gums has 10 points. On defense, Austin Huizenga leads the blueline with 11 points and defenseman Billy Oakes has seven points. In net Ryan Gross (3-8-0) has a 3.97 goals against average and a save percentage of 89%

GLCHL Playoffs: The top six make the conference playoffs, starting Thursday March 7th at Adrian. Oakland is currently in the six and final playoff spot with 11 points. Calvin and Eastern Michigan have nine points each. Oakland is four points back of Western Michigan for fifth place and six points back of Rochester College for fourth place. Kent State is in third place with 20 points. Rochester College and Kent State has finished its conference schedule

Where Can OU Finish: Oakland can finish anywhere between third and eighth in the GLCHL this season. Oakland can clinch a playoff spot this weekend with two regulation wins or a regulation win and a win in overtime or a in a shootout.   Eastern Michigan would be eliminated from playoff contention with any Oakland win (Regulation or Shootout/OT)  this weekend.

Remaining Games in the Race for Third to six place:

Oakland: Calvin and Western Michigan

Calvin: Oakland and Adrian

Western Michigan: One game with Eastern Michigan and series with Oakland.

Eastern Michigan: One game with Western Michigan:

Rochester College: No conference games left

Kent State: No conference games left.

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