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Cambridge RedHawks season comes to an end in Elmira

The RedHawks drop their best-of-seven first round series 4-1 to the Elmira Sugar Kings
The Cambridge RedHawks 2023-24 season ended on Wednesday night with a loss to the Elmira Sugar Kings in Game 5 of their first round series.

The Cambridge RedHawks season came to a screeching halt on Wednesday night.

Trailing their first round Midwestern Conference series 3-1 to the Elmira Sugar Kings, they dropped Game 5 at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, 2-1.

Forward Jack MacDonald scored the lone Cambridge goal to tie the game 1-1 early in the second period but Elmira would answer just over 12 minutes later with the eventual game winner.

The loss eliminates the RedHawks and sends them into an early offseason.

It should come as no surprise the series ended in a one-goal game.

The two teams met 11 times over the course of the season and eight of the games were decided by a single goal, two of which went to overtime with another two ending in a shootout.

Cambridge native Matt Fries closes the season as the team's leading scorer.

After finishing with 25 goals and 29 assists for 54 points in 50 games during the regular season, he potted three goals and collected four assists in five playoff games.

Prior to the beginning of the playoffs, Fries was voted as the Fan Favourite award winner.