The SCIHL ended their regular season in April, securing the playoff seedings and setting up the rush to the playoffs. InetASIA ended comfortably securing top spot in the league with a whopping 6 point lead over second placed Sapporo. CHG and Bravo followed in the standings meaning Bravo take on top seed InetASIA, while Sapporo take on CHG in the best-of-three semifinals of the playoffs.
Sam Wai Raptors and newcomers JOG Sports miss the playoffs but will play out a series to determine who gets the top pick in next year’s draft. This is a surprise for Sam Wai, as the reigning back-to-back champions will relinquish their title to a new team this year.
In a tight race for the scoring title, Francois Esterhuizen put a big final night to edge out Mike Yoshino in the scoring race by just 2 points despite Yoshino missing 4 games in the season due to injury. InetASIA’s Ray Loo ended up with the most wins and lowest goals against average among goalies, but may miss significant games in the playoffs due to a lingering injury. This may put a damper on a flying InetASIA team and their quest to take home the championship.
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