Schaafsma Heading For Central League Finals

Jamie Schaafsma – Photo by Chip Crail

Blenheim’s Jamie Schaafsma will be playing for a Central Hockey League championship after his Allen Americans eliminated the Missouri Mavericks and advanced to the Ray Miron Presidents Cup finals.

After losing their opener to Missouri in the Central League semi-finals, Schaafsma got his team rolling in game two as his Allen Americans picked up a 4-1 win, with Schaafsma scoring twice and finishing a plus three in the game. Schaafsma scored the first two goals of the game for Allen, with his marker at 3:15 of the second period standing as the game winner.

In game four, a high scoring 8-4 win, Schaafsma had another two point performance, scoring the first goal of the game, only 29 seconds into the contest, and assisting on the last goal of the game, a Chris Doyle goal with less than a minute to play.

Schaafsma was held pointless in games five and six, before putting in yet another solid offensive effort in game seven, chipping in with two assists as the Allen Americans rolled to a 7-3 win to send them to the finals.

After finishing with 24 goals and 23 assists in the regular season, and getting his first career recall to the American Hockey League, Schaafsma has put together an impressive playoff performance, with four goals and four assists in twelve games thus far.

The Allen Americans and Schaafsma will now take on the Wichita Thunder for the Central Hockey League title.

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