Another Busy Night For The Record Books – by C. Scott Holland
It has been fast and furious for the past two nights. Like Wednesday night, teams are eclipsing playoff records left and right – or so it seemed. One record was broken but ultimately reverted back to its original owner due to an incorrect scorer indicated on Pointstreak.
LaSalle Vipers’ Liam MacDougall momentarily entered his name in the playoff record book but had the record erased at the game’s conclusion when the first goal credited to him early in the second period was changed and awarded to Eric Kirby. It would have been the club’s fastest two goals by one player had the two goals stood as originally entered.
However the Leamington Flyers did erase a couple of their playoff records.
First they scored more goals (11) in their game vs the St. Marys Lincolns then they have ever amassed in any other playoff contest.
Previously, the Flyers had scored 10 in a Feb. 25, 1995 (game 2, 1st round) game vs the Sarnia Bees and matched that on Mar. 24, 1997 in game 4 of the finals when they topped the Strathroy Rockets 10-4. But even before the opening frame was completed they had rolled up another record by scoring the fastest three goals in team playoff history. In a span of 1:11 Derek Elliott (17:13), Liam Hogan (17:29) and Cale Phibbs (18:24) gunned goals and inscribed their efforts into the record book.
At the rate the records are falling, historian Scott Holland is anticipating more changes in store during the next two months of playoffs.