St. David has earned a spot in the District 8 hockey final, Resurrection needs a win to reach the playoffs.
Here’s a quick look at the current situations in the District 8 winter leagues.
The St. David Celtics have showed themselves to be the team to beat in the four-team league and will move on to the CWOSSA double-A championship, regardless of what happens the rest of the way.
The berth at the CWOSSA triple-A championship is a three-way battle between Resurrection, St. Mary’s and St. Benedict with no clear favourite at this point. Last-place St. Benedict is the only team to beat St. David this season and must defeat Resurrection in the final game of the season to advance to the three-team playoffs.
The Eagles have already secured a playoff spot.
St. David is tops in this league as well and the girls will advance to the CWOSSA double-A championship with a good shot of making it to OFSAA.
St. David and Resurrection will meet in the final game of the regular season but it will have zero impact on the playoff picture.
St. Mary’s and Rez will meet in a semifinal game and the winner will meet St. David in the best-of-three final.
St. Benedict is the hottest team in Waterloo Region but St. Mary’s appears to be every bit as good. And let’s not forget Resurrection. All three teams could make the District 8 final and are fighting for a spot at CWOSSA.
St. David will likely get the nod over Monsignor Doyle to play at the CWOSSA double-A championship. Rockway and Woodland are fighting it out for the single-A berth.
St. Benedict is the team to beat with one round of regular-season games to play. Six teams make the playoffs that start Feb. 5
St. David is the best of the double-A teams, while Woodland and Pere Rene are duking it out at the single-A level.
The District 8 championship is set for Feb. 15 at St. David.
The District 8 championship was held last month and the CWOSSA meet is Feb. 14 at the Wilmot Rec Centre.