The 2017 USP3HL playoffs got underway for all four divisions last week, with three teams advancing to the finals in Marlborough and three more earning berths in the semifinal round.
On Tuesday, the Eugene Generals knocked off the Seattle Ravens and completed the sweep on Friday for the right to represent the Pacific Division in the Finals.
In the South Division, the Florida Jr. Blades continued their impressive season with a sweep of the Atlanta Jr. Knights.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Rush picked up a sweep of their own against the Hampton Roads Whalers on Thursday and Friday.
In the Midwest Division, the Alpena Flyers eliminated the Ironwood Yoopers, the Motor City Hawks swept the Kalkaska Rhinos, and the Decatur Blaze ended the Tri-City Icehawks’ season.
This coming week, the Decatur Blaze host the Alpena Flyers and the Traverse City North Stars welcome the Motor City Hawks. Both series begin on Friday, March 3.
In the North Division, the Islanders Hockey Club swept the Jersey Shore Whalers on Friday and Saturday. In the other series, the Jersey Hitmen dropped the opening game to the Junior Bruins but regrouped for wins on Sunday and Monday to advance to the divisional final.
The Hitmen and Islanders will play this week for a spot in the final round.