Monday January 15
Captain Hovig Garabedian's late tally caps a solid night for Immigrant
With the opening contest ending in a draw, the second game was decided when H.Garabedian scored late in the match to give Les Immigrant some early points to the season. Both teams traded plenty of chances in the opening game that resulted in a 3-3 draw after missing out in the shootouts. No one scored more than once, but S.Jamkouzian and A.Saglian did collect two points each for Les Immigrant while Y.Bernier and P-A Surprenant did the same for the 1 Timer. Less than two minutes was all that was remaining when H.Garabedian snapped a 1-1 tie to get the better of S.Koch. Despite the slow start, the 1 Timer won't be too concerned playing without some key pieces missing to their lineup. However, the same can be said for Les Immigrant as well, who were also short of regulars.
(3)Les Immigrant vs 1 Timer(3) S.O
(1)1 Timer vs Les Immigrant(2)
Pierre Boucher of Rebels responds in a big way after shaky start
After giving up six goals in the opening game versus the Walking Tall, P.Boucher was at his best stopping all 21 shots to split the miniseries. The Walking Tall came out flying in their season debut posting six goals that saw M.Ethier lead the way with a hat trick. Not far behind him was M-A Verville bagging a pair while L-P Beaupre notched the other tally en route to a 6-4 win.By that point, the Rebels took the opportunity to re set and try to even the score. And after making all the necessary adjustments, the game plan definitely worked. A.Dupuis struck late in the first period and the Rebels grabbed a vital lead that forced the Walking Tall to respond. Unfortunately for them, this contest wasn't like the previous one with P.Boucher stealing the show making one save after the other. The net minder felt the full thrust of the Walking Tall trying to get on board but would not succeed. Despite dropping the opening contest, the Rebels got some good looks from their captain D.Roy and his teammate A.Dupuis as both players each scored twice.
(4)Rebels vs Walking Tall(6)
(0)Walking Tall vs Rebels(1)
E.Girouard's late blast avoids the split
The Mighty Drunks came oh so close to trading three points with a very familiar opponent. The Hustlers will no doubt be the team to beat in the Monday night division but it won't come easy as they realized how close they came to losing. If not for E.Girourad's classic one timer late in the game, the Hustlers would have walked away with their heads down. Instead, they took the first game rather easily and exchanged one goal in the shootout to settle for a draw in the second contest. P.Chiotis felt it on this night as the veteran forward struck twice while setting up T.Bozinakis on the power play to cap off a 5-1 win. The second match saw the Mighty Drunks come out better prepared. They looked fine and in control for long stretches that eventually led to a 3-1 lead. But no lead is safe against the Hustlers, who rallied back with three second period goals to even the score. Neither side had any heroes on this night as different players went on to find the back of the net.
(5)Hustlers vs Mighty Drunks(1)
(5)Mighty Drunks vs Hustlers(5) S.O
Underdogs dry start leads to strong finish in battle with Jokers
The Jokers looked to have figured things out early in their 3-1 decision over the Underdogs .They landed nine shots on net that resulted in three goals just shy of the nine minute mark of the opening frame. By that time, the Underdogs only concern was to get on board. Led by their captain, J.Constantin spoiled D.Kelly's shutout late in the game while sending a message that his team would be primed for the next match. The Underdogs didn't have a great start in the second encounter but finished extremely strong winning the final frame with two unanswered goals. B.Cabral tied the game on the power play right before A.Zarzour sparked his clubs first lead of the night that held up long enough for the winner. J.Shisha and D.Kelly were equally solid in net for both games enabling their clubs to collect wins. It came in a losing cause but C.Daoud was productive notching both goals for the Jokers.
(3)Jokers vs Underdogs(1)
(3)Underdogs vs Jokers(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pierre Boucher of the Rebels. After a shaky start in the first game versus the Walking Tall, Pierre Boucher turned into a brick wall stopping all 21 shots to earn a 1-0 shutout win in the second contest.