Milton Menace Preview: Menace vs Collingwood Blues, Round 2 Game 4 – March 29, 2023

Menace Analyst – Mikayla Guarasci


Milton Menace Preview: Menace vs Collingwood Blues, Round 2 Game 4 – March 29, 2023


The Milton Menace will be faced with a do-or-die game situation on Wednesday when the Collingwood Blues come into Milton for game four of their second-round series. Milton trails the series 3-0 and faces elimination for the first time in the 2023 Buckland Cup playoffs.


The Menace last played on Monday when they lost 5-1 in Collingwood. Milton was able to get on the board first with a goal from Cole Semeniuk just over seven minutes into the first period. Connor Driscoll and Ivan Fabjan picked up the assists. After the goal, Collingwood took over, scoring five unanswered goals. The Blues outshot the Menace 26-24 on route to victory.


Milton will be without Driscoll for Wednesday’s game as he serves game one of a four-game suspension. Driscoll has three points in three games played this postseason.


Collingwood is 7-0 in the playoffs so far, and have played extremely well defensively. Their goal differential currently sits at +28 in seven games, allowing just nine goals. This makes Milton’s defensive game all the more important in game four. The Blues are skilled in all areas of their game, so it will be vital that the Menace keep the game close and not let Collingwood get ahead. Once it tilts too far in Collingwood’s favour, the Blues tend to show why they finished first in the conference and will shut any opposing opportunities down.


For Milton, win, and you see another game. They’ll get to fight for their playoff lives in front of their fans, which may give them an extra edge. The Menace have won two of their three playoff games in front of a packed house on home ice this season. Milton has proven they should never be counted out and they’ll have the chance to show why on Wednesday.


Head to the Milton Memorial Arena on Wednesday to support the Menace as they look to extend their playoff run and put off elimination. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm, and the game will be available for viewing on Hockey TV.