4th-seeded ’22-’23 Tigers Defeat 2nd-seeded ’23-’24 Tigers in Five Games; Will Make First UNP Appearance as Hamilton’s Representative

So, now the Hamilton Tigers will have had three different representatives in the three Ultimate NHL Playoffs and it will be the ’22-’23 Hamilton Tigers in the next tourney. This was a high-scoring five-game series and there was never a margin of victory larger than two. Red Green started the scoring in Game 1 just 13 seconds into the opening period for the 2nd-seeded ’23-’24 Tigers. However, the ’22-’23 Tigers would score the next three goals to lead 3-1 by early in the second period. They would win the opening game 7-5 with Cully Wilson‘s hat trick leading the way. Meanwhile Billy Burch also registered a hat trick for the ’23-’24 Tigers in the loss.

Then, the ’23-’24 Tigers took Game 2 by a score of 5-4 with three goals coming in the second period. Defenseman Jesse Spring led the way with a goal and four assists. The two teams combined for seven goals in the first period of Game 3 alone as the ’22-’23 Tigers won 6-4 to take a 2-1 series lead. The ’22-’23 Tigers got two goals each from Mickey Roach and Goldie Prodgers while four total points from defenseman Bert Corbeau. Roach then totaled five points, two goals and three assists, in a 7-5 Game 4 victory for the ’22-’23 Tigers. In Game 5, the ’22-’23 Tigers went 2-for-2 on the PP and got multi-point games from five different players, including four points from Corbeau and three from defenseman Leo Reise, as they ended the series with a 5-4 win.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’22-’23 Tigers 2 3 2 7
’23-’24 Tigers 1 2 2 5

GAME SUMMARY: ’22-’23 HAM – 7   ’23-’24 HAM – 5   (1-0   ’22-’23 HAM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Cully Wilson (’22-’23 HAM) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   Even   13 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: C – Billy Burch (’23-’24 HAM) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   Even   13 S   0 PIM

3rd Star: F – Red Green (’23-’24 HAM) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   -1   8 S   2 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’22-’23 Tigers 2 1 1 4
’23-’24 Tigers 1 3 1 5

GAME SUMMARY: ’23-’24 HAM – 5   ’22-’23 HAM – 4   (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Jesse Spring (’23-’24 HAM) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +1   4 S   4 PIM

2nd Star: F – Goldie Prodgers (’22-’23 HAM) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +1   9 S

3rd Star: F – Red Green (’23-’24 HAM) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   8 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’23-’24 Tigers 3 0 1 4
’22-’23 Tigers 4 1 1 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’22-’23 HAM – 6   ’23-’24 HAM – 4   (2-1   ’22-’23 HAM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Bert Corbeau (’22-’23 HAM) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +1   9 S

2nd Star: F – Red Green (’23-’24 HAM) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   -1   8 S

3rd Star: C – Billy Burch (’23-’24 HAM) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   8 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’23-’24 Tigers 2 1 2 5
’22-’23 Tigers 2 3 2 7

GAME SUMMARY: ’22-’23 HAM – 6   ’23-’24 HAM – 4   (3-1   ’22-’23 HAM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mickey Roach (’22-’23 HAM) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   Even   12 S

2nd Star: F – Red Green (’23-’24 HAM) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   4 S

3rd Star: F – Shorty Green (’23-’24 HAM) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   4 S   2 PIM

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’22-’23 Tigers 1 2 2 5
’23-’24 Tigers 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY: ’22-’23 HAM – 5   ’23-’24 HAM – 4   (4-1   ’22-’23 HAM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Bert Corbeau (’22-’23 HAM) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +2   11 S

2nd Star: F – Red Green (’23-’24 HAM) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +1   11 S

3rd Star: D – Leo Reise (’22-’23 HAM) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   6 S   2 PIM

The ’22-’23 Tigers are now the first team to qualify for the Third Annual Ultimate NHL Playoff that will be making their UNP debut. Up next is the 2016 Winnipeg Jets (Modern) Qualifying Tournament!

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