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Ayr Centennials to open Schmalz Cup on Friday

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 4:26 am EDT

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The Ayr Centennials will begin their quest for back to back Schmalz Cup titles on Friday night.

The Cents will take on the Panthers in Port Hope, a rematch of the 2016 final, which Ayr swept. Game 1 gets underway at 7:30 p.m.

Game 2 goes Sunday in Ayr at 2 p.m.

“Port Hope has made improvements to their team over last year, we’ve got a little insight on them. It’s going to be a good series, just as the last one was.” said Ayr Head Coach Scott Eby.

“The fan support from the community and actually from all over, right now, has been amazing,” added Eby.

The Centennials came back in their semi against Essex after being down 3-1. They took Game 7, winning 2-1 on Monday night.

Here’s the rest of the Schmalz Cup schedule:

Game 3 – Wednesday, April 26th – @ Port Hope – 7:30 p.m.

Game 4 – Friday, April 28th – in Ayr – 7:30 p.m.

*Game 5 – Sunday, April 30th – @ Port Hope – 7:30 p.m.

*Game 6 – Wednesday, May 3rd – in Ayr – 7:30 p.m.

*Game 7 – Friday, May 5th – @ Port Hope – 7:30 p.m.

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