Three-time defending KJHL champion Peguis Juniors are back in the finals ready to defend that title. They face the regular season winner Cross Lake Islanders in a best-of seven series starting Monday.
It was a up-and-down regular season for Peguis Juniors (12-15-0-1) which included three forfeit losses over a weekend where it could not put enough healthy skaters on the ice. Peguis arrived to the finals after hard-fought five game series with the OCN Storm. Juniors lost the first two games only to comeback and win three straight including a overtime victory in Game 5.
Cross Lake Islanders (21-6-0-1) cruised through most of the season and that dominance continued in their first round sweep of Norway House North Stars.
With Peguis set to host this years Keystone Cup Border Battle the Islanders have already clinched a berth to the tournament. Before the teams get there another trophy is on the line. Four more wins will see the winner raise the Baldy Northcott Trophy.