Corona del Mar closed out their 2016 regular season with a 16-1 record by topping La Costa Canyon 15-9. Several hours later the not-surprising-news that the Sea Kings will be the No. 1 seed in the playoffs became official. CdM will host Yorba Linda (10-8) in their first round playoff game on Tuesday.
LCC fell victim to the same formula that CdM has used all season long: Jason Simaan dominated faceoffs winning 20 of 27 (74%), the well-oiled offense took advantage and executed to the tune of 15 goals from six players, and the defense held the opposition to single digits for the 13th consecutive game.
Jordan Greenhall and Will Favreau led the Sea Kings with four goals apiece. Stephen Von Der Ahe had a not-so-shabby 2g, 3a, 7gb afternoon. Sachin Gokhale (2g, 2a), Ryan Meckler (2g), Jack Denning (1a), Simaan (1a), and Jake Elisius (1g) completed the CdM scoring.