For the second year in a row the Killarney Shamrocks are Tiger Hills Hockey League champions.

Brian Archibald made 25 saves as Killarney blanked the Carberry Plainsmen 2-0 Friday night at the Shamrock Centre and swept the best-of-five final in three games straight.

“We had a great group of guys in that dressing room.” Archibald told CJRB;s Tyler Addison after game three. “A lot of returning players, a lot of experience. It was just a lot of fun coming to the rink every night. We all grew up playing hockey together and now we're all back playing senior together. It was a nice way to finish it off at home tonight.”

Clayton Heinrichs and Reid Gow did the goal scoring in game three.

The Shamrocks were perfect in the regular season schedule going 17-0 and then won 11 of 12 in the post-season.

“We had a lot of close calls,” said Gow who was presented with the Blaine Jarvis Memorial Trophy as the Tiger Hills Hockey League's Playoff MVP. “Brian (Archibald) saved a lot of games as always and we always had a hero. Lucky but pretty happy to be done this season and now we move on to the Manitoba Cup.”

The Shamrocks won both the THHL championship and the Provincial Senior “A” Hockey title last year.

Carberry will join Killarney at MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg next month as the Tiger Hills gets to send two teams to the provincials.

Shamrocks coach Shayne Skeoch says it's been a fun couple of years.

“It's pretty easy to coach these guys. They've all played decent hockey. I think the main thing is they all grew up together, most of them, and we have good chemistry. We just got rolling and it kind of continued from last year when we went to the finals and won. These guys all get along. It's very easy to coach these guys.”

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Friday, February 22nd

Tiger Hills Hockey League
West Division
Boissevain 6 Hartney 3
(Border Kings lead best of 5 semifinal 1-0)
Killarney 10 Souris 2
(Shamrocks win series 3-0)
East Division
Minnedosa 4 MacGregor 1
(Wild lead best of 5 semifinal 2-1)

Hamiota 4 Rivers/Elton 3
(1st game in best of 3 quarterfinal)
Major Pratt 7 Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur 3
(Trojans win series 2-0)
Minnedosa 4 Boissevain 3
(Chancellors win series 2-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Yellowhead 10 Southwest 3
Wpg Bruins 4 Eastman 1

Waywayseecappo 4 Virden 2
Winkler 7 Neepawa 2
Selkirk 4 Steinbach 2
Portage 5 Swan Valley 3

Brandon 6 Saskatoon 2

Laval 3 Manitoba 0

Columbus 3 Ottawa 0
Colorado 5 Chicago 3
Minnesota 3 Detroit 2
Calgary 2 Anaheim 1
Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Toronto 120 San Antonio 117
Charlotte 123 Washington 110
Chicago 110 Orlando 109
Indiana 126 New Orleans 111
Detroit 125 Atlanta 122
Minnesota 115 New York 104
L.A. Clippers 112 Memphis 106
Denver 114 Dallas 104
Utah at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23rd

Tiger Hills Hockey League
West Division
Hartney at Boissevain, 8 p.m.
(Border Kings lead best of 5 semi 2-0)
East Division
MacGregor at Minnedosa, 8 p.m.
(Wild lead best of 5 semifinal 2-1)
Neepawa at Gladstone, 8 p.m.
(Lakers lead series 2-0)

Rivers/Elton vs Hamiota
@ Rivers, 8:30 p.m.
(Huskies lead best of 3 quarterfinal 1-0)
Dauphin at Virden, 7 p.m.
(Golden Bears lead series 1-0)
Swan Valley vs Sandy Bay
@ Minitonas, 4:30 p.m.
(Tigers lead best of 3 quarterfinal 1-0)
Del/Hartney at Souris, 5:30 p.m.
(Sabres lead series 1-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Southwest vs Pembina Valley
@ Morden, 8 p.m.
Yellowhead vs Wpg Thrashers
@ Shoal Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Wild at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.
Central Plains vs Parkland
@ Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Bruins at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Interlake vs Norman
@ Thompson, 7:30 p.m.

Brandon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m.

Manitoba at Laval, 2 p.m.

Washington at Buffalo, 12 p.m
New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 12 p.m.
Boston at St. Louis, 3 p.m.
Los Angeles at Florida, 4 p.m.
Carolina at Dallas, 4 p.m.
San Jose at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Colorado at Nashville, 4:30 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Portland at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Memphis at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Maimi, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m.

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