Philips Wins Alliance Title With Waterloo
The Wolves and Philips eliminated the Kitchener Jr. Rangers in four games, closing out the series Wednesday.
“We worked hard all year to complete our goal. It’s a great feeling that all of the guys will ever forget,” said Philips about winning the ALliance Hockey title in his Minor Midget year.
The Wolves, who feature many of the Alliance’s top ranked OHL prospects, will now battle for a provincial title at the OHL Cup.
“At the OHL Cup, we hope to do the best we can and just play our game,” says Philips. “If we do so, we’ll be fine.”
In 10 playoff games, Philips, who stands 6’4″ and plays the point for the Wolves, had a goal and an assist.
Philips, who attended John N. Given, and played with several current Chatham-Kent Minor Midget Cyclones, could still face his former teammates in the OHL Cup, as the Cyclones are battling Brantford for a wildcard position in the tournament, which takes place March 11-16 in Toronto.
The OHL Cup features the 20 top ‘AAA’ teams in Ontario and the USA encompassing the OHL’s draft area.