The SCIHL Division 2 Final takes place at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5th at Elements ice rink and features a rematch of the 2019 final with Sam Wai taking on Sapporo.
Sam Wai have dominated proceedings this season, having won every game in their regular season as well as sweeping their semi-final series against Bravo 2 games to 0. Sam Wai goaltender Grant Phillips has looked unbeatable as of late, while big guns Francois Esterhuizen and Sean Tyrell have been getting points for fun. Sam Wai come in to the Finals as heavy favourites.
Sapporo have had things a little more difficult. After losing their Playoff Game 1 to AsiaExpat, they had to come back from a 3 goal deficit to win Game 2 before romping to a one sided victory in the deciding Game 3 of their series. Sapporo have never done things the easy way though, as their 2021 Championship team had to come from behind in every series and every playoff game to win their title last year.
Defending champions vs. overwhelming favourites, who will come out on top this year?
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