Lakefield Fitzsimmon Chiefs - A Season to Remember
The Lakefield Fitzsimmons Chiefs' 2013-2014 regular season has been one that may not be repeated in a long time. The Chiefs finished their season in first place for the second time in three years with 35 wins, 4 losses and 1 overtime loss for a total of 71 points. Their first place finish is 18 points ahead of second place finishers Clarington Eagles. You have to go back to the 1999-2000 campaign to find a better record. That season, the Chiefs finished 38-1-1 during the regular season and they went on to win the Schmalz Cup emblematic of the OHA All Ontario Junior C Champion.
Derek Manley won the scoring title with 69 points in 39 games (34goals, 35 assists) an 8 point cushion over second place finisher and Chiefs' teammate Captain Nathan Larson. The Chiefs had eight players finish in the top eleven in scoring. The team scored 217 goals in 40 games for an average of 5.42 goals per game andscored 66 more goals than their closest rival. Eric Shewell was the club and league highest scoring defenseman. Eric had 42 points in 40 games (9 goals, 33 assists), 16 points more than Carter Vahey of Uxbridge.
The Chiefs' goaltenders had the best combined GAA in the COJHL. Zach Wainman led all goaltenders with a 2.17 GAA on 21 wins, 3 losses and 1 OT loss. Kevin Collins finished with 14 wins and 1 loss for a 2.82 GAA. Combined, Zach and Kevin had a 2.42 GAA.
With all the success the Chiefs enjoyed during the regular season they know that the slate has been cleaned with the start of the playoffs. Every player knows that it will take a strong team effort to repeat as COJHL Champions
Come out and cheer on your Lakefield Fitzsimmons Chiefs as they begin their quest to repeat as Cougar Cup Champions
Fitzsimmons Chiefs Win COJHL Awards
Fitzsimmons Chiefs' forward Derek Manley won the Elinor Gillam Memorial Trophy for being the COJHL's top scorer for the 2013-2014 regular season. In 39 games, Derek scored 34 goals, assisted on 35 others for 69 points. Congratulations Derek!
Fitzsimmons Chiefs' goaltenders Zach Wainman and Kevin Collins were awarded the Smith Family Trophy for being the top goaltending duo in the COJHL during the 2013-2014 season. Zach and Kevin had a combined GAA of 2.48 in helping the Chiefs to 35 wins, 4 losses and 1 OTL in their 40 game schedule. Congratulations Zach and Kevin!
CHIEFS PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The following Lakefield Fitzsimmons Chiefs players have been nominated as Player of the Month
Sept/Oct Eric Oosting
November Eric Shewell
December Derek Manley
January Zach Wainman
February Nathan Larson (COJHL)
COJHL SEMI FINALS Lakefield vs Port Perry
(Best 4 of 7 games) - Lakefield wins 4 - 0
COUGAR CUP FINALS Lakefield vs Uxbridge
(Best 4 of 7 games) Lakefield wins 4 - 1
SCHMALZ CUP QUARTERFINALS
Lakefield vs Picton
(Best 4 of 7 games) Lakefield wins 4 - 3
SCHMALZ CUP SEMI FINALS
Lakefield vs Grimsby (Best 4 of 7 games)
Lakfield wins series 4 - 0
Fri. Apr. 4 @ Grimsby 1 Lakefield 5
Sat. Apr. 5 @ Lakefield 5 Grimsby 2
Wed. Apr. 9 @ Grimsby 3 Lakefield 5
Fri. Apr. 11 @ Lakefield 2 Picton 1
SCHMALZ CUP FINALS
Lakefield vs Essex (Best 4 of 7 games)
Game 1 Sat.April 19th @ Lakefield 7:30 pm
Game 2 Sun. April 20th @ Lakefield 2:30 pm
Game 3 Sat. April 26th @ Essex 7:30 pm
Game 4 Sun. April 27th @ Essex 2:30 pm
Game 5 Tue. April 29th @ Lakefield 7:30 pm
Game 6 Fri. May 2nd @ Essex 7:30 pm
Game 7 Sun. May 4th @ Lakefield 5:00 pm