Lakeshore Canadiens Win Schmalz Cup, Name Kyle Walker Playoff MVP

Photo credits to Sam Hossack

Cambridge, ON – The Lakeshore Canadiens have claimed their 6th Schamlz Cup Championship with a 5-4 win over the Clarington Eagles on Friday May 17th. The Canadiens defeated the Eagles in five games, winning 4 consecutive games after their game 1 loss. Canadiens forward Kyle Walker was awarded the Commissioners’ trophy, an award given to the most valuable player in the Schmalz Cup Playoffs.

After a 1-0 loss in game 1, the Lakeshore Canadiens were able to rattle off four wins in a row to win the final series. Canadiens forward Trevor Larue was exceptional during the series, picking up 11 points in the final four games of the series. Goaltender Boe Piroski made 22 saves in the series winning game, and carried a 2.33 GAA and a 0.918 SV% in the Schmalz Cup finals

 The series proved to be a close one, as four out of the five games were decided by a one goal difference. Game four, being the only exception, was a 4-2 win for the Lakeshore Canadiens.

In game 5, the Clarington Eagles rose to the challenge in their potential elimination game, picking up goals from Everitt Corneil and Kolby Poulin to go up 2-0. However after a multitude of powerplay opportunities, the Lakeshore Canadiens stormed back with three unanswered goals to start the second period, including two goals from captain Macro Sladoje. Clarington managed to tie the period with another goal from Kolby Poulin.

Trevor Larue scored early in the third period to put his team up 4-3, followed by the eventual game winner from Eric Bisson. The Eagles brought it to a one goal game thanks to Kyle Smith, but Boe Piroski was able to hold the fort to win the game for the Canadiens by a score of 5-4, and win the series 4-1.

21-year old Canadiens forward Kyle Walker was awarded the Commissioner Trophy following the conclusion of the 2024 Schmalz Cup playoffs. Walker put up 7 goals and 17 assists for 24 points in 30 games. The assistant captain provided leadership and offensive support for the Canadiens, leading to his most productive playoff season offensively.

The Canadiens were able to celebrate with the fans who traveled to Clarington with them, before celebrating as a team the day after.

The PJHL congratulates both teams on an incredible series and playoff journey, and congratulates the Lakeshore Canadiens on securing another Schmalz Cup title!

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