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2019-02-14
D Division

Thursday February 14

(6)SBS Trashers vs Underdogs(4)

SBS Trashers hot streak continues with 6-4 win over Underdogs

Any worries about the SBS Trashers missing out in the playoffs is nothing more than a distant memory. The SBS Trashers scored early and thoroughly dominated the Underdogs up until A.Farina made it 4-0.Then, things started to shift and the Underdogs fought back with three straight just prior to the second period ending. In hopes of riding the momentum, the next goal unfortunately went the other way for the Underdogs with F.Gentile and Joe Scalia clicking for a third time. Both players showed clearly they had the Underdogs number in this particular game as they made plenty of cute plays that resulted in half of their teams goals. This contest hits the mid way point of the season for the SBS Trashers, who have yet to drop a game. It was only a few weeks ago that they failed to make the playoffs. Perhaps a change of attitude set them back on the right track.

(5)Smooth Sailors vs United Arms Jr(4)

Captain J.Palmitano rescues Smooth Sailors on huge third period

In a game where penalties seem to come every minute, the Smooth Sailors barely edged out the United Arms Jr. The game looked to be one sided with the Smooth Sailors building a 3-0 lead. However their lack of discipline nearly costed them the match as the United Arms Jr did much of their scoring on the power play. Part of the comeback was led by K.Kavan and M.Yeramian as both players each scored twice. After tying it up in the final frame, the Smooth Sailors captain came to rescue his club. J.Palmitano also benefited with the man advantage fairly late in the game for his second of the period. M.Testolina set up Palmitano both times while opening the scoring early in the first period.

(9)Legends vs Job on Demand (4)

Legends playing it smart to making it two in a row

Even if it's only two straight games, the Legends are very satisfied with their performance of late. From-rolling three lines, to bearing down defensively while getting exceptional goaltending, teams will have a difficult time with the veteran hockey team. The Job on Demand realised this as they barely had any room-from the slot area. Most of their goals came-from the centre, through a screen of players where S.Morante simply couldn't see the ball. However, the same couldn't be said for the Legends as they took advantage of a player in net. And even though S.Fraga let in nine, most of them came in the latter part of the match. This contest was way closer than what the score indicates. S.Koulieris ,E.Capalbo and M.Chenier all had two goals each while the rest of the line up saw most of their players chip away with at least a point.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Smooth Sailors. The captain is no stranger to the big goals. His two third period markers including the winner ultimately made the difference in a dreaded 4-4 tie.

2019-02-13
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday February 13

(3)Knights vs Scorpions (7)

Knights get hat trick-from new addition S.Ruggiero

The Knights got off to a slow start trailing 2-1 after one period but that all changed in the second period as they ignited with four goals. S.Ruggiero was particularly responsible for the onslaught as the new addition did not disappoint scoring twice while setting up a power play goal. From-there, the Knights kept pushing the pace not enabling the Scorpions to get any sort of life. H.Merone went on to add his second, and S.Ruggiero completed his very productive night on a hat trick.

(7)Horsemen vs Buckshots(10)

M.Destounis and P.Abbiasini tear it up combining for 13 points

It took only seven minutes for M.Destounis to post three straight goals. By the time the second period ended, M.Destounis had already collected five points and the Buckshots felt comfortable heading into the third period up 5-2. Considering how things played out till that point, neither side expected what occurred in the final fifteen minutes of play. Both teams put down their guard leaving only the net minders to pay the price after trading five goals apiece. And despite playing fire wagon hockey, the Buckshots never put themselves in any sort of trouble. P.Abbiasini went on a tear bagging three goals as part of a six point night. M.Destounis did finish with one extra point over Abbiasini. As for the Horsemen, T.Zermalias and V.Pandza each scored twice.

(4)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks(2) S.O

Carnage edge out Mighty Drunks with 2 shootout goals

Twice the Mighty Drunks led, and twice Carnage responded to level leaving all but a shootout to decide matters. This contest couldn't get any closer as neither team found themselves up after four periods. Y.Dube did put the Mighty Drunks up on both occasions but an eventual response-from J.Bourlakos and S.Musacchio kept the game idle. After a scoreless third period and a sudden death frame, a shootout was the only hope for a potential winner. This was the one area that Carnage got the better of the Mighty Drunks. With P.Stroubakis and D.Xiarchos each finding the back of the net, B.Madonis denied both attempts to collect the extra points.

(8)Fat Cats vs Fat Roy(2)

Special teams doom Fat Roy early

By surrendering a shorthanded goal along with the inability to kill off a pair of power plays, the Fat Roy found themselves playing behind the eight ball. They still had half a game remaining trailing only 3-1 but that didn't seem to matter as the Fat Cats weren't slowing down. S.Hrivnak's late second period goal perhaps convinced both sides that this game was pretty much wrapped up. However, that didn't slow down G.DeMarinis, who went on to add three straight markers as part of a four goal night. It's not often that Joe Scalia won't get at least one on eight goals, but the sniper decided to be nice setting up five tallies instead.

(7)Bramabulls vs UD Reddz(3)

A.Mirolla involved in all 7 goals for Bramabulls

A.Mirolla and the Bramabulls had all their fire power on full display on Wednesday night. While many players chipped away with points, A.Mirolla was definitely in a league of his own. Every time Mirolla would touch the ball something was bound to happen. The highly skilled forward participated in all seven goals that included five helpers, in which A.Moffa and Marco Diaco each benefited twice. At no point did the UD Redz find themselves close in this match. Their only bright moment came in the third period where they won the frame 2-1 on goals-from A.Kenafa and A.Sayed.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marino Destounis of the Buckshots. In what was a thrilling high scoring game versus the Horsemen, M.Destounis kept piling on the points finishing his night with three goals and four assists.

2019-02-12
Premier & C Division

Monday February 11

(7)Black Knights vs United Armenians (2)

Black Knights romp over United Armenians behind J.Gagne hat trick

Headlined by J.Gagne's hat trick, the Black Knights exploded for three second and third period goals to defeat the United Armenians in their season debut. Two of Gagne's goals came at the right time. The crafty forward notched his second to put the Black Knights in front 2-1. It was from-that point on that the game slowly shifted to one side. J.Velenosi tallied once while setting up three different teammates. Out of their twelve players dressed, K.Kavan was the only United Armenian to successfully beat S.Sauk.

Tuesday February 12

(8)Punishers vs AREZ(1)

Punishers erupt to score six in second period

The Punishers played a feisty game against the AREZ , exploding for six second period goals en route to a convincing victory. J.Chiropoulos netted a pair during that span as did A.Laramee who went on to complete a hat trick by the third period. The AREZ entered the night with a difficult task ahead of them. Due to the weather conditions, many of their elements-from Ottawa weren't able to attend.Still, they did manage a full roster but couldn't compete enough against a very highly skilled opponent. A.Haddad was the only player to get the better of A.Bitsakis, who had a fairly easy night to earn the win in net.

(8)Capitals vs AREZ(4)

Close while it lasted, fatigue hits AREZ in third period

For most of the match, the AREZ found themselves in a close battle with the Capitals. But once the third period hit, the compete level just wasn't good enough. It didn't help that they had to play their sixth straight period without any breaks in between games. The Capitals entered the final stretch up 5-3 and widened the margin early on thanks to C.Bezeau's fourth marker of the game. To his credit, he did get plenty of help-from M-A Morin, who assisted on all four of Bezeau's goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cedryck Bezeau of the Capitals. There was no doubt that C.Bezeau was on top of his game on Tuesday night. The Capitals took the match in large part due to Bezeau's incredible four goals and two assists.

2019-02-11
4 vs 4 Division

Monday February 11

Dragons catch break to even the score with Les Yables

To their credit, the Dragons made a valiant effort to overcome a 3-0 deficit only to fall short in the end. Perhaps Les Yables figured they had it in the bag but clearly it wasn't the case. Already with a goal, A.Gervais came to rescue his club fairly late in the game. D.Marcotte scored shortly after for his third point and Les Yables were glad to escape with the victory. The second contest appeared to have a similar effect going on with Les Yables grabbing a 2-0 lead after one period. But after taking an unfortunate high sticking penalty, the Dragons smelled blood knowing that they had five long minutes to score as many as they can. Surely, they would have been satisfied with at least two but the Dragons went for the kill when B.Barile snapped a 2-2 tie. All three goals came on the power play for the Dragons, who took advantage of the situation.

(5)Les Yables vs Dragons (3)

(3)Dragons vs Les Yables(2)

Les Immigrants hard work pays off

There's no mystery on what Les Immigrants will do to any opponent on any given night. Tonight, was a clear case on how hard work will often make a difference. By frustrating the Yellow T-Shirts with their incredible work Ethic, Les Immigrants put themselves in the driver's seat in both games. The first one had them up 3-0 before taking it 4-3, and the second contest was comparable as they never once trailed before taking it in the shootout. A.Zeinalian notched two goals in the opening contest while the captain H.Garabedian got credited the winner. As for the second match, three different players found the back of the net that set the stage for A.Addante to riffle the lone shootout marker. Both wins can also be attributed to R.Ricaurte, who was sound between the pipes.

(4)Les Immigrant vs Yellow T-Shirts(3)

(3)Yellow T-Shirts vs Les Immigrant(4) S.O

Captain J.Kontitsis hasn't forgotten how to score

J.Kontitsis and his hat trick in the opening game handed the LG HC a 4-0 loss. This was an overall great start to the night as everything seemed to go right from-the get go. C.Stavriadis wasn't broken once as the net minder stopped some highly skilled players to earn a shutout. In hopes of responding for a better fate, the LG HC still couldn't score until entering the second period. By then, the Armadillos had built a 2-0 lead before finally giving up not one but two quick goals in a row. The problem was that the Armadillos immediately responded in a big way. P.Lapointe and G.Bouchard each scored their second followed with P.Legatos and Bouchard's hat trick in an empty cage. That sequence took place in the short span of only three and a half minutes.

(0)LG HC vs Armadillos(4)

(6)Armadillos vs LG HC(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Robert Ricaurte of Les Immigrant. The net minder was definitely hot posting back to back wins that included him denying three straight shootout attempts.

2019-02-10
D Division

Sunday February 10

(6)Lynx vs Fatal Demons (3)

Lynx cash in late for win over Fatal Demons

J.Mason clearly did a number on the Fatal Demons on Sunday night. After getting his club on board, J.Mason scored a late second period shorthanded goal before adding his third late in the game to complete his hat trick. The Fatal Demons hoped to go at least into overtime with the game tied 3-3. But with only three minutes remaining, P.Stroubakis put the Lynx in front for good. J.Lang collected three straight points at crucial times during the match. In hopes of a better outcome, the Fatal Demons won't let this one bother them knowing that it could have easily gone either way.

(6)Icons vs Butchers (2)

Butchers stuck searching for identity

A few off season changes have the Butchers stuck in a bind, at least for now. The problem is that they don't have enough regularity, and up until that is addressed, the results will need to wait. Tonight, they had their hands full versus the Icons, especially in the second period they gave up four straight goals. The only thing that worked well was the five man unit. The Butchers scored both their goals on the power play thanks to S.Fabrici and J.DeSua. As for the Icons, J.Mckenzie and C.Gingras each scored twice with Cingras leading the way with four points.

(5)Slayers vs Shockers (1)

Slayers use 4 special teams' goals in rout of Shockers

There was little the Slayers didn't do right throughout most of the match. Unfortunately the same couldn't be said for the Shockers, who just weren't good enough during the special teams. The Slayers used two power play goals along with a pair of shorthanded markers to get most of their scoring done. Even though they found themselves trailing 3-1, the Shockers had a chance to bounce back only to give up two on their very own power play. That sequence clearly deflated the Shockers despite plenty of time left over. M.Blackman did eventually solve C.Confuorti late in the second period. The win for the Slayers came with a collective effort involving five different goal scores.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Mason of the Lynx. His three goals and one assist simply put, was too much for the Fatal Demons to handle.

2019-02-08
Masters 35+ division

Friday February 8

(7)Brewers vs The Family (1)

Brewers get 7 different goal scores in 7-1 rout of Family

The Brewers got offense-from just about everyone on Friday night. With the help of seven different players finding the back of the net coupled with G.Platanitis securing the pipes, the Brewers had no issues collecting three points to the standings. The Family didn't help their cause due to a short bench. They did show some good looks here and there but not nearly enough to keeping it close. M.Sasso was the only player to score in the loss. After netting the winner late in the first period,A.Lanni helped set up three different teammates to lead all players with four points.

(1)Devil Dawgz vs Killer Wolves(11)

Killer Wolves use massive first period to down Devil Dawgz

It took the Killer Wolves only one period to send this game out of reach. By the time the frame ended, the Killer Wolves built enough of a cushion to play without any sort of urgency. The easy win came effortless with many players chipping in one way or another. What added to the frustrating loss for the Devil Dawgz was that every time they had some decent chances to score, D.Laurie would stand in the way. K.Dauphin led in the goal scoring department posting three goals while A.Beaulieu was very productive collecting five points. E.Medrano was the only player to figure out Laurie, who stopped nearly 20 shots for the win.

(5)Excalibur vs HBHA(12)

Close while it lasted, HBHA pull away in third

Considering how many players the Excalibur had dressed, this contest was much closer than what the final score indicates. P.Karigiannis had to score a late second period goal in order to provide a two goal cushion heading into the final frame. Then, the barrage began and the HBHA made sure to bury their chances. Half of their goals came in the final fifteen minutes alone that saw L.Williams begin the madness on a hat trick. J.Kontitsis, P.Karigiannis, S.Nicholson and P.Lapointe each scored twice in the win while S.Ruggiero was the Excalibur's best player bagging a hat trick.

(4)National vs Killer Wolves(3)

National make character statement in win over Killer Wolves

Despite learning how easy the Killer Wolves ousted the Devil Dawgz earlier on, National showed plenty of character in their close victory. It wasn't going to be easy but when you have a bunch of players sticking up for one another good things tend to often happen. M.Pinheiro was only one piece to a larger puzzle required in order to get the job done. The Captain led the way with three points but perhaps the bigger story was the goaltending. F.Lamarche stepped up with a fantastic performance that unless it was a very high quality chance, nothing was going by the net minder. The same could also be said for D.Laurie, who had to be just as good in order to keep the game close. Both sides displayed some incredible hockey that kept going back and forth needing a full 45 minute game in order to declare a winner.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Lamarche of National. For how good he was on Friday night, if Lamarche continues-from where he left off, not many teams will earn wins against National.

2019-02-07
D Division

Thursday February 7

(3)Smooth Sailors vs Legends (4)

Solid all around effort helps the Legends get back on track

It's hard to call the fourth game of the regular season a must win, but this one was about as close as one can be. Fortunately, the Legends responded to the calls of a better effort and collected their first win of the season, a satisfying 4-3 triumph over last season's champions. S.Labrecque, M.Destounis and A.Jalilvand looked like they have been playing with each other for the longest time as all three players did their magic combining for six points. The game winner did however belong to the captain P.Santullo, who jumped on a loose ball for an easy goal. The Smooth Sailors were stuck playing a committed opponent that prioritised a man on man coverage making it very difficult for them to find open space. They did manage plenty of decent shots only to run into a hot net minder in S.Morante.

(3)United Arms Jr vs Underdogs (5)

Underdogs gut out victory over gritty United Arms Jr

The Underdogs had to battle a complete 45 minute game in order to earn a hard fought battle with the United Arms Jr. It's what comes to be expected when two hockey teams roll three complete lines. With that many bodies', coaches want to see nothing more than their players getting tired in a short period of time. And while the formula was in full throttle for the two sides, the United Arms Jr lacked in one area that perhaps made the difference between winning and losing. Too many trips to the penalty box didn't help their cause as the Underdogs made sure to take advantage twice with goals-from E.Salhany and J.Hassan.  Still, the game was very much in reach for the United Arms Jr up until a two minute sequence in the third period where the Underdogs strung two quick goals. J.Hassan was the only player to score twice in the win as did H.Jerjian for the United Arms Jr.

(5)SBS Trashers vs Job on Demand(1)

Depleted Job in Demand lose to Trashers

They knew it was coming and there wasn't much they could have done about it. The Job on Demand were  breathless and tired by the time they hit the third period giving up all hope by allowing four straight goals. P.Manousos, F.Gentile and J.Scalia went on a tear producing seven points together in the span of only seven minutes. Despite the bad ending, the Job on Demand didn't do themselves any favours early on where they gave up two power play goals. M.Gagnon was the only player to beat R.Pampena, who was stellar throughout the entire match.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morante of the Legends. In hopes of re bounding his team into the win column, S.Morante came through pulling off a brilliant performance against an opponent with plenty of fire power.

2019-02-06
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday February 6

(5)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (7)

Costly penalty dooms Mighty Drunks in second period barrage

A second period penalty proved to be a costly one for the Mighty Drunks. An unfortunate high sticking five minute major saw the Knights take advantage with three power play goals. A.Jalilvand was definitely on his game scoring three times in the second period alone as part of a six point performance. The Mighty Drunks will look back at this for a while knowing that they had a 3-0 lead after the first period. V.Mancini was sharp in the loss collecting five total points that included a hat trick.

(6)Bramabulls vs Left Wings(5)

M.Maggiore seals back and forth action on late tally

It took nearly the entire game but M.Maggiore was finally able to close it out with just over a minute remaining. The Bramabulls kept seeing their slight leads evaporate. However, they never once trailed forcing the Left Wings to fight hard and even the score on five occasions. T.Karasek had a multi goal game in the win as did D.Provost for the Left Wings. When considering how many players can score-from the two line ups, it came to no one's surprise that this was going to end in a barn burner. Unfortunately for the Left Wings, they just couldn't try playing with the lead at no point during the match.

(6)Fat Roy vs Horsemen (5) O.T

Fat Roy storm back to win in overtime

Fat Roy came roaring in the final frame to tie the game, and rode momentum into overtime where N.Gikas was able to complete a hard fought comeback. The Horsemen couldn't have asked for a better two periods of hockey. Five different players scored, and M.Vinciguerra helped maintain the lead making enough key saves. With games having some to many turning points, the Horsemen will look back at one in particular. Rather than widening the gap on a third period power play chance, it was J.Pantelis of Fat Roy that scored instead. That shorthanded tally proved to have enough of an effect on where the direction of this contest was headed. Time was winding down into its final moments when M.DelGaudio scored to even the game. Then, barely 20 seconds into overtime, N.Gikas stamped it leaving the Horsemen in complete disbelief.

(3)UD Redz vs Scorpions (0)

M.St-Laurent, UD Redz blank Scorpions

M.St-Laurent knew he had plenty of help in front of him and was more than willing to credit his teammates. Everybody did an excellent job in front of the net minder enabling St-Laurent to earn an 18 save shutout. Up until the early stages of the third period, the Scorpions had more than enough time to try and tie the game at one goal apiece. Unfortunately, they fell behind 2-0 and were never able to recover. The UD Redz got their goals-from A.Sayed ,D.Mansour and N.Zahabi.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Austin Jalilvand of the Knights. The Knights forward had an incredible night scoring four times while adding two helpers to help lead his team over the Mighty Drunks.

Thursday February 7

(5)Carnage vs Buckshots(4)

Sharp shooter S.Mussachio crushes Buckshots with 5 goals

Tonight's game was clearly a case on how one player can make the entire difference. S.Mussachio was by far the best player out there posting all five goals in close 5-4 win over the Buckshots. Maybe the Buckshots should have paid a little more attention to the sniper, who seemed to get his way almost every time he touched the ball.  Even after the Buckshots managed to tie the game 3-3 in the third period, S.Mussachio wasted no time regaining the lead for Carnage. Actually, he did it one better by adding his fifth only a minute later after the go ahead goal. The Buckshots relied on four different players taking care of the offense that included three points-from P.Legatos.

2019-02-04
4 vs 4 Division

Monday February 4

Yellow T-Shirts pull away in second game after close encounter

A.Zarzour and N.Gilbert each scored in the shootout to take the opening game, and the Yellow T-Shirts found a way to contain the Chic Choc's offense in the second match. The Chic Choc looked better prepared-from the get go showing more energy by winning lots of one on one battles. The only problem was that they couldn't hold off the Yellow T-Shirts offense leaving only a dreaded shootout to decide the outcome. N.Gilbert scored two second period goals before securing the win in the extra time on a quick precise wrist shot. The second game appeared to be a carbon copy of the first one with the Chic Choc striking first courtesy of S.Scott. But as time went on, the script flipped favouring only one team. The Yellow T-Shirts responded in a heavy way bagging five straight goals that included two-from A.Zarzour. Prior to the game, the Yellow T-Shirts needed to find a way to get on track after a slow start to the season. And by sticking to their game plan while working extremely hard, the end results were justified.

(7)Yellow T-Shirts vs Chic Choc(5) S.O

(2)Chic Choc vs Yellow T-Shirts(5)

Armadillos adjust to even the score with Les Yables

Les Yables may have outplayed the Armadillos en route to a 4-1 win, but that doesn't mean that it would set the trend for the second encounter. Experience hockey teams have the ability to adjust and that's exactly what happened with J.Kontitsis tweaking his game plan. Les Yables found it more difficult to create chances as the gaps shortened due to the suffocating coverage. And when you add the fact of having a game changing player such as G.Bouchard, the odds are good for a positive outcome. The quarter back defenseman simply did his thing and was involved in all four goals that included two for him. Rather than relying on one particular player, Les Yables have many different weapons that can hurt you. Their win consisted of four different players finding the back of the net coupled with their net minder J-F Simard making the big necessary saves.

(1)Armadillos vs Les Yables(4)

(1)Les Yables vs Armadillos (4)

G.Pisanelli turns on the jets after slow start

The Communists did a remarkable thing in the first game versus the LG HC, and that was to shutout G.Pisanelli from-the score sheet. Led by D.Provost`s lone goal along with M.Melo shutting the door for a 14 save shutout, the Communists got the start they wanted on Monday night. Unfortunately, that good start wasn't able to translate into the second game where the LG HC replied with a big win. The bounce back effort had only six players involved. Clearly fatigue wasn't an issue, and especially for G.Pisanelli who is playing at a different level. The highly skilled forward had his hands in four out of his clubs five goals that included a hat trick. E.Girouard had the other two markers in the win while A.Stamiris contributed with three assists. Apart from-being credited his winner in the earlier match, D.Provost wasn't done yet adding two more in the 5-3 loss. The LG HC victory may have used their offense for the result but plenty of it had to do with F.Baratta securing the pipes. On every shot that the net minder faces, Baratta seems to be always ready and focused making it very hard to get anything by him.

(0)LG HC vs Communists (1)

(3)Communists vs LG HC(5)

Punishers overwhelms Immigrant as N.Mackeen allows only 1 goal

It was surely an easy night for N.Mackeen and the Punishers. The net minder wasn't overly busy allowing all but S.Jankouzian to beat him in the second match. The Punishers wasted no time early on thanks to their captain J.Fidrilis, who set the tone with a pair of quick goals. From there, the Punishers controlled the ball without exception for most of the game securing a 7-0 victory. A.Laramee also scored twice while setting up three goals. Despite the obvious discrepancy between the two clubs, Les Immigrant worked hard to keep the game close early on in the second encounter. If not for R.Ricaurte making huge saves, the game was going to be put out of reach. Instead, the Punishers needed up until the second period in order to separate themselves-from a resilient group. A.Laramee once again buried a pair as did M.Gagnon.

(0)Les Immigrant vs Punishers (7)

(8)Punishers vs Les Immigrant(1)

Goal scoring machine S.Robineault haunts Tocas

For years S.Robineault has shown how to score goals. Perhaps, the Tocas didn't pay too much attention which may explain how one single player did most of the damage in both games for the Dragons. Even though the scoring was low, every single goal had S.Robineault involved. In the case of the first encounter, the sharp shooter netted the Dragons lone marker while striking in the shootout to take the contest 2-1. The problem for the Tocas was that he was just getting warmed up for the ensuing match. The Dragons stormed out of the gate with three straight goals that had Robineault score twice while setting up J.Pantelis, who also participated in all three goals. The game looked like it was over and done with despite the amount t of time left over but the Tocas weren't calling it quits just yet. L.Bavellas powered a slap shot to finally beat P.Assadi, and S-A Longo followed up only minutes late to pull within one. Unfortunately, that was as close as it got for the Tocas managing only one out of a possible six points in the standings.

(2)Dragons vs Tocas(1) S.O

(2)Tocas vs Dragons(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Simon Robineault of the Dragons. Give him a nice cross pass and S.Robineault will make anyone pay. The sharp shooter relies heavily on his one timer that often finds the back of the net. The Dragons won both their games thanks to Robineault, who combined for three goals, one assist along with the shootout winner in the first encounter.

2019-02-01
Masters 35+ division

Friday February 1

(6) Devil Dawgz vs HBHA (5) OT

Two evenly matched up teams go at tonight as the Devil Dawgz prevail in overtime.

Two evenly matched up teams faced off against each other tonight and the game needed an extra frame to figure out the winner. From the initial ball drop HBHA took advantage of their chances by two early goals by A. Angelis. The Devil Dawgz decided to turn up the heat in the second scoring four unanswered goals thanks in part to P. Paikopoulos. With the game all tied up and going into overtime A. Moniz collecting his fourth point of the night fed a beautiful pass to K. Araujo who found the back of the net to get his club that important win.

(7) Killer Wolf vs The Family (3)

Strong third period makes all the difference for the Killer Wolf squad who secure the win.

The Killer Wolf club only needed the last frame to take control over the game and come out with a win. The Family kept the game close for the first two periods following their counterpart but only one goal differentiated both clubs from one another until the final frame. V. Lamarche, K. Dauphin each stepped up and scored their second goals of the game. The Killer Wolf used a full team effort to come up with the remainder of the goals as five different players found the back of the net.

(2) Excalibur vs The Pillows (9)

One line proves to be the difference for the Pillows as they combine for a total of 15 points.

The score may not be indicative of how the game went on but S. Sauk tried as hard as he could all game long to make timely saves and keep the game as close as possible until his team could figure something out and get on the scoreboard. Unfortunately for him The Pillows top line comprised of J. Pizzuco, A. Zarzour, and M. Salerno made all the difference combining for a total of 15points in the victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Allan Moniz of the Devil Dawgs. Moniz demonstrated his worth in a very tight game scoring an important goal and setting up three other teammates especially the overtime winner.

2019-01-31
D Thursday

January 31

(3) Legends vs Underdogs (4)

Early struggles and late push by Legends not enough to get a win.

From the start of the game it showed that the Legends were not well prepared to face their opponents tonight as they got into a big hole to start the game. The Underdogs used their effort and ran all game long and pounced on their opportunities when time prevailed. T. Sakr was the main bright spot on offense scoring two timely goals and setting up one of his teammates. The Legends finally woke up midway thru the third scoring three timely goals but the clock hit zero before they were able to complete their comeback.

(5) SBS Trashers vs United Arms Jr (2)

Full team effort from the SBS Trashers seems to be the difference in this one as United Arms Jr don’t have a solution to high scoring offense.

The SBS Trashers look like they are clicking on full cylinders as the entire team showed up again and put in a 110% effort. The SBS Trashers used a full team effort to score tonight as five different players found the back of the net. R. Pampena was solid all game long and only allowed N. Chiminian to find the back of the net on two different opportunities. The United Arms Jr will need more from their line up on offense to go up against some of these hiring scoring offences.

(10) Smooth Sailors vs JLR Brossard (2)

Short bench proves to be the difference as last seasons final rematch took place.

Both these teams are accustomed to play against each other as they just faced off in the finals of the previous season. The Smooth Sailors continued exactly where the had left off making sure their offensive talent was felt all game long as J. Palmitano, M. Testolina, and C. Paris made sure their presence was known combining for a total combined 16 points. JLR Brossard will need a full bench moving forward in the season if they want to find chemistry and success as they did last season.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tarek Sakr of the Underdogs. The forward came up big for his club scoring twice in the game and setting up another team mate. T. Sakr second goal of the game proved to be the difference as the Legends did not have enough time to finish their comeback.

2019-01-30
E + F Wednesday

Wednesday January 30

(6) Horsemen vs Mighty Drunks (7) OT

Mighty Drunks start strong but allow the Horsemen back into it. O. Caillet makes some important saves until his team regains momentum in overtime.

The game started off as expected for the Mighty Drunks who took a one goal lead into the third while exchanging goals with their counterparts. O. Caillet seemed to be the difference maker in this one, even if the goaltender let in six goals his timely saves allowed his team to get into overtime and gave them enough time to score one. Y. Dube was the hero scoring his second of the game in overtime to ensure his team the win. While B. Rubino and P. Gagliano were important parts for their team each scoring a pair of goals.

(2) Left Wings vs UD Redz (1)

Intense battle between two evenly matched teams comes down to the wire.

With both goaltenders playing lights, out tonight the smallest error would have made the difference as both teams compiled multiple scoring chances. With both teams evenly matched during the entire game until D. Provost Jarry found the back of the net for the second time of the night and scoring a beautiful goal on M. St-Laurent.As the game progressed M . Haber was the sole player to solve B. Verducci.

(6) Carnage vs Knights (1)

Carnage take advantage of their chances and don’t look back with a commanding win.

From the initial ball drop it seemed as if Carnage was playing a completely different level controlling the game and all the chances that came along with it. S. Sauk team seemed outmatched against them. M. Pace and J. Di Marco were the main contributors each notching three points a piece. While M. Pinheiro was the sole person from the Knights to solve B. Madonis and find the back of the net.

(8) Bramabulls vs Fat Cats (3)

An early start took care of business tonight as Fat Cats in to big of a hole to climb out of.

The Bramabulls took care of business from the start of the game and never took their foot off the gas pedal making sure they presence was felt all night long. A. Mirolla, A. Moffa, and Y. Derohannessian each performed at another level tonight combining for a total of nine points. The Fat Cats started to find their legs and get their game going in the third but it was to late at that point as the majority of the damage was already done.

(5) Buckshots vs Scorpions (8)

Scorpions let Buckshots back into the game but wake up before it is to late to get the win.

The Scorpions took advantage of a quick start by taking a two-goal lead into the second period. The Buckshots weren’t ready to give up just yet as they got back into the game and tied up the game thanks in part to M. Thakaa. As the game was getting out of hand the Scorpions took control of the game and regained the momentum to take the game. F. Martin completed his hat trick in the third while M. Gil notched his second of the game to come out with a big win for his club.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Domonique Provost Jarry of the Left Wings. The talented forward demonstrate his talent scoring both goals for his club and ensuring his club captured the win.

2019-01-29
C Division

Tuesday January 29

 (4)AREZ vs Punishers(7)

 Punishers use three third period goals to edge out AREZ

 It was a three unanswered goal third period that put the Punishers over Arez for a 7-4 win on Tuesday night. Even with the Punishers taking the final frame, the game was extremely close and could have gone either way. T.Bozinakis snapped a 4-4 tie by the four minute mark of the third period and C.Stavriadis had his best moments not allowing anything by him. The Punishers excelled on their special teams scoring twice with the man advantage and once shorthanded. C.Gagnon was the only multi goal scorer in the win that included a blistering slap shot that had eyes . When considering how many more players the Arez were in comparison to the Punishers, a lengthy game would suggest to favour a deeper bench.  However, that wasn't the case as the Punishers just played it smart by protecting their lead while playing the clock to their advantage.

(3)AREZ vs Capitals(1)

 AREZ grind it out to end night on positive note

Grinding out games may be the Arez's formula for the foreseeable future. When rolling the amount of players they have dressed, a solid work etiquette may perhaps be their biggest strength. The Capitals had to endure the frustrations of going up against a resilient fore-check that barely gave them any time with the ball. For a team that's used to putting up many goals, the Capitals had no answers with a much thinner line up. Both sides traded a first period goal before Arez took the final two frames thanks to B.Boulos and M-A Haber each finding the back of the net. After facing 25 shots, C.Malkoun was stellar between the pipes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Malkoun of AREZ. The net minder had a bounce back game limiting the high scoring Capitals to only one goal.

2019-01-28
4 vs 4 Division

Monday January 28

Stellar F.Koch stifles Immigrant in both games

Thanks to a stellar performance by F.Koch, the Tocas collected two clean wins versus Les Immigrant. To supplement the net minder, P.Santullo buried three chances in the opening game en route to a 5-0 victory. Les Immigrant took notes in what had just happened and made sure to be ready in the ensuing match. And ready they were as the captain H.Garabedian took charge with the game's opening goal. Things appeared to be fine for the longest of time until some penalty issues got in the way. After finding themselves up a man on two occasions, the Tocas made sure to capitalise on their chances. S.Marricco finally broke the ice and P.Santullo once again found the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. Les Immigrant did attempt to even the score by pulling their net minder but the gamble didn't pay off as S-A.Longo fed the empty cage for his first of two in the match. F.Koch collected an 8 save shutout followed with 14 out of a possible 15 saves in the second encounter.

(5)Tocas vs Les Immigrant(0)

(1)Les Immigrant vs Tocas(4)

Les Yables respond with authority after dropping close call with Communists

With the memory of a disappointing 3-2 loss, Les Yables put it quickly behind them and were rewarded with an impressive 6-3 victory. D.Provost's game winning goal in the first contest proved to be just enough for the Communists. In hopes of repeating a similar fate, the second match was nowhere close to the first encounter. Les Yables looked like they were on a mission getting most of their work done by the opening frame. L.Verdon and T.Charpentier ignited most of the offense netting a pair each. The only thing working for the Communists was their special teams. J.Argyropoulos and D.Provost each scored on the power play while J.Adamou roofed a perfect top corner in a shorthanded situation.

(2)Les Yables vs Communists (3)

(3)Communists vs Les Yables(6)

S.Robineault makes impact in season debut with Dragons

S.Robineault wasted no time making an impact for the Dragons in his first game of the season. The veteran sniper showed what he was all about in the second encounter posting three goals that included the winner to even the series with the Chic Choc. Prior to the second contest, the Chic Choc edged out the Dragons on a late goal by D-O Trinque. The Dragons had a hard time digesting what had just happened and made sure to respond in a heavy manner to even the score. With the additions of both S.Robineault and J.Pantelis, the Dragons just got deeper and will be a thorn to many opponents when playing with a full roster.

(3)Chic Choc vs Dragons (2)

(5)Dragons vs Chic Choc(2)

Punishers split Armadillos on character win

After taking the opening contest 4-0, the Armadillos expected nothing less than a similar fate for the second match. After all, they had the elements to do it versus a somewhat depleted Punishers side. However, that didn't play in the minds of the Punishers who knew they played a decent game despite dropping the contest 4-0. A good start was all they needed in order to get the ball rolling, and that's exactly what happened when S.Athanasopoulos struck early to finally crack C.Stavriadias. That lone tally sparked A.Cote to riffle two in a row giving the Punishers a 3-0 lead after only eight minutes of play. And while that kind of gap may seem sufficient, it surely wasn't the case against the Armadillos. J.Kontitsis regrouped his troops taking it one shift at a time where they eventually stormed back to even the score. Still, the Punishers weren't going down without a fight and responded minutes later thanks to S.Anthanasopoulos's second of the game. By that point, the Punishers had to battle killing off five long minutes that included power play time-from the Armadillos where N.Mackeen was absolutely brilliant preserving the lead.

(4)Armadillos vs Punishers(0)

(4)Punishers vs Armadillos(3)

Yellow T-Shirts blow late lead, LG HC escape on a pair of wins

No matter how well the Yellow T-Shirts played in the opening contest, it just wasn't enough to take down the LG HC. All they had to do was kill off the final two minutes to staple the win or at the very least allow only goal and take their chances in a shootout. Unfortunately, none of that happened as G.Pisanelli tied it late right before A.Stamiris won it with only 30 seconds remaining. That kind of finish indicated what was to come in the ensuing match. The LG HC fuelled off their momentum bagging six goals in the first period alone while the Yellow T-Shirts couldn't regroup for the type of lose they endured. They did eventually manage to make a game of it, and actually pulled within one late in the match before P.Chiotis made sure to seal it feeding a yawning cage. Out of their eleven goals in both games, G.Pisanelli was involved in eleven of them. As for the Yellow T-Shirts, A.Zarzour hit the net three times to collect a hat trick.

(2)Yellow T-Shirts vs LG HC(3)

(8)LG HC vs Yellow T-Shirts(6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to S.Athanasopoulos of the Punishers. In a bounce back game versus the Armadillos, S.Athanasopoulos was dynamic producing three points that included a pair of big goals.

2019-01-27
D Division

Sunday January 27

(6)Shockers vs Fatal Demons(5)

Late push by Fatal Demons not enough as Shockers hang on for win

The Fatal Demons made a late push but it wasn't enough as they fell by a slight margin to the Shockers. Even though the score suggests a close game, the Shockers had plenty of control throughout most of the match. They led 3-1 after one period while carrying a 4-3 lead into the final frame. M.Blackman eventually put the game out of reach by striking twice in a very short span to complete his trick. It was from-that point on that the Fatal Demons made things interesting when E.Medrano scored shorthanded followed with a late goal by P.Paikopoulos. But with barely any time left over, the Shockers played out the clock in their favour to edge out a familiar opponent. T.Debonis opened the scoring and added two helpers for the Shockers while J.Bolanakis was stellar scoring twice in a four point performance for the Fatal Demons.

(2)Butchers vs Slayers (7)

Slayers explode in third to down Butchers

The Slayers put together a crucial and thrilling third period to come away with a 7-2 victory over the Butchers. The first two frames saw both teams measuring it up trading quality chances that kept the game levelled at two goals apiece. However, once the third period hit, only one team took command of the match. The Slayers used an early third period goal as part of a momentum swing that saw five straight go in. A.Moffa was a menace burying a hat trick that included the winner. The match was ultimately decided in a very short span with the Slayers striking three times in only a minute. The Butchers got both goals-from A.Latella and K.Kersaint as the only players to figure out C.Confuorti.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Blackman of the Shockers. The captain never seems to take a night off, this time producing three goals to jump start his team on the right foot.

2019-01-25
Masters 35+ division

Friday January 25

(4)National vs Devil Dawgz(8)

K.Araujo leads the way with incredible four goal game

When things don't go your way it's difficult to find your way out. The Devil Dawgz had a season to forget and came off a loss only a week ago suggesting that things won't be improving much moving forward.  But with K.Araujo leading the way, that theory can be thrown out of the window. The corner stone d-man was on a planet of his own collecting half of his team's goals that included three in a row. This contest was only 4-3 after two periods favouring the Devil Dawgz, who still had a short bench to deal with entering the final stretch. And while normally that would come to bite them in the end, this time they got it right by distancing themselves with four third period markers. A.Moniz contributed to the win riffling two tallies while National got scoring efforts-from all different players.

(3)Killer Wolf vs The Peters(10)

C.Paris has field day with 7 points

After finding themselves down 4-0 early on, the Killer Wolf tried to limit the damage with plenty of hockey left over. Unfortunately, they just didn't have the elements to go up against the reigning champions. The Peters will definitely be competing to repeat their title after demonstrating what they did with only seven players dressed versus the Killer Wolf. Leading the way in the lopsided affair was C.Paris, who notched four tallies along with three assists. M.Deninno and S.Mancini each scored twice and C.Vellucci set up five teammates before capping it off on a late marker. As for the Killer Wolf, O.Valiquette is no stranger to finding the back of the net as the sniper buried a pair.

(10)The Family vs Excalibur(4)

The Family pull away in second half to leave Excalibur in the dust

The Excalibur hung in there as long as they could, but the flood gates eventually opened up for the Family in their convincing win. Things started to tilt as of the mid way point of the match when M.Sasso was responsible for making three goals happen striking once while setting up two teammates. S.Cavallaro led all family members with three goals, and G.Maragno took care of his cage making plenty of key saves. Only two players got the better of the Family net minder. P.Shahjahan and F.Bchara each scored twice in the loss.

(2)Brewers vs The Pillows(5)

Special team's battle favours Pillows

Unable to work their power play, the Brewers gave up two goals on their very own man advantage. The first one was perhaps the turning point of the match when T.Settino made the score 3-1 by the ten minute mark of the second period. That tally only fuelled the Pillows for more to come with A.Zarzour widening the gap only minutes later. Even with a period remaining, the Pillows knew that a solid coverage along with R.Ricuarte occupying the net that the result was in their hands. P.Kallianiotis scored early in the third period but that was as close as it got for the Brewers. Apart-from his shorthanded marker that proved to be the winner, Settino went on to add two key assists to help solidify the victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Araujo of the Devil Dawgz. It seemed like it was forever that the Devil Dawgz couldn't put it together. But with K.Araujo taking charge with four goals, maybe the trend will start to shift for the Devil Dawgz.

2019-01-24
D Division

Thursday January 24

(8)Smooth Sailors vs Underdogs (6)

Smooth Sailors hold off feisty Underdogs in nail biter

The Smooth Sailors just barely escaped with an 8-6 win over the Underdogs on Thursday night. It seemed like every time they would try and pull away the Underdogs would immediately respond. Tied 5-5 with less than four minutes remaining, L.Pennimpede regained the lead for the Smooth Sailors right before Marco Diaco widened the margin by two. Both players combined for five goals with Diaco leading the way with a hat trick. M.Testolina also scored twice as part of a four point night. As for the Underdogs, A.Khanafer took charge with a pair while F.Nasser was extremely productive accumulating four points.

(2)Legends vs SBS Trashers(2)

Third period power play goal propels Trashers past Legends

P.Manousos scored the tie breaking power play goal 4:20 into the third period, and R.Pampena made some high end saves to beat the Legends. Manousos snapped the tie thanks to a sweet pass-from F.Gentile. The Legends had more enough time to respond but struggled to create enough numbers as the SBS Trashers tightened the noose. K.Aruajo was the only player to figure out Pampena on a pair of wicked slap shots. This result improves the SBS Trashers to a 2-0 record while the Legends find themselves on the short end for a second straight week.

(6)United Arms Jr vs JLR Brossard(7)

J.Rochon paves way to victory on two key goals

It seems no matter how hard you try and play them, the JLR Brossard will always find a way to score plenty of goals. The only good news for the other team is that they give up nearly as many. The United Arms Jr discovered this as the game was going back and forth leaving only the third period to make the difference. Relativity quiet-from the score sheet throughout most of the match, J.Rochon kicked it into gear when it mattered the most. The power forward struck twice in less than a minute thanks to a pair of feeds-from G.Pisanelli, who collected a total of five points. Despite their hollow bench, the JLR Brossard have enough quality guys to generate offense. G.Pisanelli, J.DeStefano and J.Rochon each scored twice while S.Robineault notched a solo marker. The United Armenians Jr saw K.Kavan and G.Jerjian do most of the damage as both players combined for nine points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Diaco of the Smooth Sailors. By scoring three times while setting up three markers, the Smooth Sailors power forward couldn't be denied on Thursday night.

2019-01-23
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday January 23

(6)Knights vs Horsemen (4) S.O

Knights take it in shootout after late equaliser

F.Bchara sent the game into overtime with less than two minutes remaining before the Knights beat the Horsemen with three straight shootout goals. Bchara was part of the three shootout markers that included H.Merone and P.Santullo finding the back of the net as well. The Knights had the better start building a 2-0 lead thanks to the clicking trio of P.Santullo, H.Merone and R.Morne. For nearly two full periods, the Horsemen weren't able to crack the barrier. P.Carone did finally strike late in the second period and the Horsemen carried the momentum adding two more by the third where all of a sudden they found themselves leading for the first time. T.Zermalias led the comeback effort accumulating three points. The only unfortunate part after a dominating stretch for the Horsemen was that they couldn't hold off long enough to seal it in regulation.

(10)Left Wings vs Fat Cats(10) S.O

9 goals in regulation time somehow not enough for a win

The Left Wings and Fat Cats both decided not to play defence on Wednesday night, and despite scoring nine times each, neither side walked away with the win. The Fat Cats appeared to be fine after one period surging to a 5-3 lead but that all changed as of the second period where the Left Wings completely took over. G.Gaitanis scored once in every frame while adding his second assist on S.Longo's third period goal for a 9-7 lead. The way the game was trending for the Fat Cats, the light was very bleak at the end of the tunnel. But with a late goal-from J.Scalia followed with a power play marker by G.Bampos, the game turned into a stalemate. Still, both sides had the chance to regulate it in overtime with a player less on the court. And when considering how many goals went in during the game, it was almost a given that this contest would have avoided a shootout. Somehow, that didn't happen and both sides were stuck settling for a draw trading one goal each in the breakaways.

(9)Bramabulls vs Carnage(3)

Second period explosion lifts Bramabulls past Carnage

For a season opener, the Bramabulls demonstrated that scoring goals won't be an issue. Most of their damage occurred by the second frame where they struck five times to pull away from-Carnage. A.Mirolla had a major hand in sparking the offence setting up his clubs first three tallies while adding a pair. It's one thing to have some key pieces, and another to rotate three solid lines. The Bramabulls won't lack any depth and will be hard to beat if they stick to their identity. Despite the loss, P.Stroubakis did what he could bagging two goals while T.Ruvo was involved in all three markers.

(8)Fat Roy vs Buckshots(5)

K.Fiore nods a pair at the right time for Fat Roy

Fat Roy was able to breathe a little easier when K.Fiore came through riffling two goals in only a minute and a half. The Buckshots trailed 5-4 in the third period before finding themselves out of striking distance. A.Kakivelis paved the way for a solid game when netting two goals in the first period alone for Fat Roy. Throughout most of the match, the Buckshots kept pressing to keep the game close. N.Erimos opened and closed the scoring for the Buckshots while M.Destounis and M.Thakoa collected two points each.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kris Fiore of Fat Roy. In a close third period battle with the Buckshots, K.Fiore was able to put the game away striking twice in a very short period of time.

2019-01-21
4 vs 4 Division

Monday January 21

Les Yables sharp in season debut

Looking like they belong in the right place, Les Yables are fast, quick and aggressive and it showed in their season debut versus the Punishers. Both games were extremely close but favouring Les Yables in each case. With the help of two power play goals, Les Yables squeezed out a close 3-2 win in the first encounter. The Punishers looked to respond in a big way by carrying a 4-2 lead in the ensuing match. Four minutes was all they had to kill in order to even the score. Unfortunately, they spent most of that time chasing the ball which can only cause a recipe for disaster. L.Verdun was the catalyst behind setting up three teammates for Les Yables that included late feeds on goals-from M-A Gervais and D.Marcotte. T.Charpnetier scored twice early in the match before deciding it in the shootout with the lone marker. J-F Simard stopped three attempts to collect his second win in as many games between the pipes.

(2)Punishers vs Les Yables(3)

(5)Les Yables vs Punishers (4) S.O

Armadillos pull away late to rout Communists twice

For about three straight periods, the Communists were at the very least satisfied with their overall game. It was in the last stretch that the Armadillos showed why they may possibly be the team to beat once again this season. Things opened up quick when M.Pololos snapped an early period tie. Then, only a minute later, J.Bolankis widened the margin and the Communists let the game slip away despite plenty of time left over. G.Bouchard opened and closed the scoring and will continue to be the corner stone piece the Armadillos rely on. In the first encounter, J.Bolanakis kicked started the season posting two straight goals for the Armadillos as part of a 4-2 victory. After facing a total of 30 shots in two games, C.Stavriadis did his thing allowing only three goals.

(4)Armadillos vs Communists (2)

(1)Communists vs Armadillos(5)

Pedram Assadi 14 save shutout settles the split for Dragons

The Dragons could not recover from-conceding two third period goals in their 3-2 loss to Les Immigrant. J.Haddad and A.Addante each scored during that span, and R.Ricaurte wasn't going to let it slip away stopping 17 of 19 shots. Following the game, Les Immigrant looked to duplicate their efforts in hopes for a sweep. But with the Dragons uneasy with the way things ended, the script flipped the other way. The Dragons came out of the gate with much more energy than they showed in their loss. They converted twice in the first period and twice in the second thanks to G.DeMarinis's two goals. And while the offense wasn't as issue, the defence and solid goaltending was also in full gear. P.Assadi thwarted all Les Immigrants attempts to earn a shutout.

(2)Dragons vs Les Immigrant(3)

(0)Les Immigrant vs Dragons(4)

E.Girouard batters Tocas with seven goals

E.Girouard scored a total of seven goals in two games to lead the LG HC over the Tocas on Monday night. Even though the Tocas knew of his danger when receiving the ball, nobody was able to get there in time to block the shot. Natural goal scorers have the instinct to place themselves at the right spot and at the right time. The LG HC took the opener 5-3 with Girouard riffling all five goals. In hopes of evening the score in the second contest, the Tocas put up a good battle up until the mid way point of the second period. E.Girouard had already scored twice by then and decided to slow things down giving other teammates a chance to do the same. A.Stamiris riffled a steaming wrist shot to double the lead right before P.Icon fed an empty cage securing a second straight win. He didn't score but S.Govas was responsible for making six goals happen.

(3)Tocas vs LG HC(5)

(6)LG HC vs Tocas(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of the LG HC. The natural sniper single handily won the first game posting all five goals in a 5-3 win over the Tocas while being credited the winner in the ensuing match where he buried a pair.

2019-01-20
D Division

Sunday January 20

(2)Winter Soldiers vs Fatal Demons(5)

Fatal Demons pull away-from Winter Soldiers with late goals

The Winters Soldiers kept it close for most of the night, but the fatal Demons were able to pull away late to claim an early season victory. Marco Diaco, J.Bolanakis and the captain P.Santullo all scored in the final frame for the Fatal Demons. Taking a few consecutive penalties in the second period didn't help the Winter Soldiers at all. The Fatal Demons made sure to take advantage on a power play goal-from D.Tzimpopoulos that snapped a 1-1 tie. It's never ideal dropping the first game of the season but the Winter Soldiers won't be too concerned with their deep roster.

(5)Slayers vs Lynx(4) S.O

Slayers prevail in wild shootout win over Lynx

The Slayers and Lynx provided some exciting hockey on Sunday night. Both teams combined for eight goals that included tons of back and forth action keeping the net minders extremely busy. However, 45 minutes and a five minute overtime wasn't enough to determine a winner. With both sides sending some of their top guns, only P.Musto was able to score. The veteran showed once again how it's done by getting the better of S.Catalano. On the flip side of the court, C.Confuorti remained steady denying three straight attempts. Neither team had anybody steal the show as different players scored. M.Barone did salvage at least a point for the Lynx bagging a late marker with only 45 seconds remaining.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Musto of the Slayers. The long time veteran is still extremely effective collecting two points along with the shootout winner.

2019-01-18
Masters 35+ division

Friday January 18

(7)Brewers vs Devil Dawgz(4)

R.Hagen six points help lead Brewers past Devil Dawgz

It's what came to be expected-from a team with only six players dressed, and that is the lack of will to compete for an entire hockey game. The Devil Dawgz gave it all for two frames but couldn't keep up in the end as the Brewers took command sparking three unanswered goals. Plenty of it had to do with R.Hagen taking charge setting up G.Lemaire while adding two straight as part of a six point performance. Normally, the Brewer s would find themselves struggling in the final stretch but not in this case. G.Platanitis picked up a nice early season win stopping eleven shots in the third period alone. The Devil Dawgz got most of their offense-from A.Jalilvand, who scored twice and N.Faria that collected three points.

(6)The Pillows vs The Family(4)

T.Settino saves best for last with two third period goals

Unable to contain a key component, the Family had the unfortunate fate of going up against a goal hungry T.Settino. The Pillows forward scored twice in the third period including the game winner to help lead his club by a resilient opponent. At times, both sides looked like they handled the ball like a hand grenade, but that's only because it's the first game of the season. The Pillows had the luxury of playing with the lead which forced the Family to open up and take chances for a response. Four different players found the back of the net in the loss that included a pair of helpers-from J.Iacampo and M.Sasso. Apart -from T.Settino's big third period, the Pillows also had J.Pizzuco provide a pair at key moments of the game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to R.Hagen of the Brewers. Still going strong, the cerebral forward made plenty happen accumulating an impressive six points to help lead his club past the Devil Dawgz.

2019-01-17
D Division

Thursday January 17

(5)SBS Trashers vs Smooth Sailors(4) O.T

P.Manousos OT winner caps thrilling comeback for the Trashers

Trailing 4-2, the SBS Trashers E.Panzera and J.Guerriero scored in the final minutes to tee up P.Manousos's winner in overtime. Even if it's only the first game of the season, the SBS Trashers aren't taking games for granted after missing the playoffs. The message was sent loud and clear-from their leaders to play a little harder in order to get rewarded. Perhaps the Smooth Sailors may have felt in total control by trying to make fancy plays rather than locking the game down. After all, they dominated much of the second period and stretches of the third where the SBS Trashers had no solutions to respond with a goal. Unfortunately for the Smooth Sailors, a bad third period finish set up the stage for a horrible ending to their season debut.

(4)Legends vs United Arms Jr(5)

Pace kicks in third period for United Arms Jr

While all was well for two periods for the Legends, the same couldn't be said for the final frame. Being up 3-2 against a resilient hockey team isn't nearly enough unless you play to their level. The difference was that the United Arms Jr played to win while the Legends played not to lose. For nearly the entire final frame, the United Arms Jr dictated the pace by winning almost every loose ball battle. G.Jerjian scored twice during that span right before H.Jerjian put the final dagger with only two minutes left in the game. K.Kavanan helped set up three goals in the win while M.Paganon was the Legends best player with three points.

(6)JLR Brossard vs Underdogs(7) O.T

Barn burner favours Underdogs

More impressive on how the Underdogs got their goals was that they all came-from different players. By playing really hard, the Underdogs demonstrated their identity with this kind of result. No superstars were needed but an overall collective effort. Maybe the only concern was the amount of goals they gave up but that's easier said than done when playing the JLR Brossard. Unlike their opponents, J.Rochon was the superstar bagging an impressive five tallies out of the six that went in. To his help, Payam Assadi set him up four times while netting a marker. The Underdogs trailed 5-4 entering the third period before taking over with help-from F.Nasser, the captain J.Constantin and W.Aboud, who ended it off with the sudden death winner.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Manousos of the SBS Trashers. Knowing how important a good start top the season is, P.Manousos put the SBS Trashers on the right track with a huge overtime goal.

D Division

Thursday January 17

(5)SBS Trashers vs Smooth Sailors(4) O.T

P.Manousos OT winner caps thrilling comeback for the Trashers

Trailing 4-2, the SBS Trashers E.Panzera and J.Guerriero scored in the final minutes to tee up P.Manousos's winner in overtime. Even if it's only the first game of the season, the SBS Trashers aren't taking games for granted after missing the playoffs. The message was sent loud and clear-from their leaders to play a little harder in order to get rewarded. Perhaps the Smooth Sailors may have felt in total control by trying to make fancy plays rather than locking the game down. After all, they dominated much of the second period and stretches of the third where the SBS Trashers had no solutions to respond with a goal. Unfortunately for the Smooth Sailors, a bad third period finish set up the stage for a horrible ending to their season debut.

(4)Legends vs United Arms Jr(5)

Pace kicks in third period for United Arms Jr

While all was well for two periods for the Legends, the same couldn't be said for the final frame. Being up 3-2 against a resilient hockey team isn't nearly enough unless you play to their level. The difference was that the United Arms Jr played to win while the Legends played not to lose. For nearly the entire final frame, the United Arms Jr dictated the pace by winning almost every loose ball battle. G.Jerjian scored twice during that span right before H.Jerjian put the final dagger with only two minutes left in the game. K.Kavanan helped set up three goals in the win while M.Paganon was the Legends best player with three points.

(6)JLR Brossard vs Underdogs(7) O.T

Barn burner favours Underdogs

More impressive on how the Underdogs got their goals was that they all came-from different players. By playing really hard, the Underdogs demonstrated their identity with this kind of result. No superstars were needed but an overall collective effort. Maybe the only concern was the amount of goals they gave up but that's easier said than done when playing the JLR Brossard. Unlike their opponents, J.Rochon was the superstar bagging an impressive five tallies out of the six that went in. To his help, Payam Assadi set him up four times while netting a marker. The Underdogs trailed 5-4 entering the third period before taking over with help-from F.Nasser, the captain J.Constantin and W.Aboud, who ended it off with the sudden death winner.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Manousos of the SBS Trashers. Knowing how important a good start top the season is, P.Manousos put the SBS Trashers on the right track with a huge overtime goal.

2019-01-16
F Division

Wednesday January 16

(2)Fat Cats vs UD Redz(3)

Three second period goals help UD Redz edge the Fat Cats

Three goals in the second period alone gave the UD Redz a lead for good as they sailed past a familiar opponent 3-2 on Wednesday night. A.Ziade and M.Haber scored early in the frame, and H.Awada put his club up late in the same period leaving only a defensive third period to secure the close win. The Fat Cats attempted to level but struggled to penetrate the layers of defensive-from the UD Redz. M.Saint-Laurent finished the night with 26 saves allowing only G.DeMarinis to beat him both times. It wasn't long ago that both these teams met in the final with the UD Redz getting the better of the Fat Cats. If this game is an indication of what's to come, than the Fat Cats will need to overcome the psychological barrier versus a team that's in their heads.

(5)Carnage vs Scorpions (3)

M.Pace hat trick powers Carnage over Scorpions

It's hardly a coincidence that M.Pace did what he did on Wednesday night versus the Scorpions. The hardnosed forward wasted no time reminding his teammates what an important asset he is. Carnage entered the third period tied 3-3 with all three-goal coming-from M.Pace while getting the help of J.Bourlakos setting him up on all three occasions. And while his output was significant for the win, perhaps the biggest goal came-from M.Pontarelli, who snapped the tie just past the mid way mark of the third period. F.Pace went on to secure the win on a power play goal, and B.Madonis was flawless for nearly two full periods between the pipes for Carnage.

(4)Fat Roy vs Mighty Drunks(6)

Mighty Drunks catch fire with two big third period goals

With the game going back and forth, P.Chartier and M.Desrosiers provided the offense down the stretch for the Mighty Drunks in their close 6-4 win over Fat Roy. Both sides didn't play their best defensive game, and if it wasn't for O.Caillet taking care of the cage for the Mighty Drunks, this contest would have had a different outcome. Caillet was absolutely brilliant, especially in the second period where Fat Roy had a ton of chances to score. P.Elizardo did figure him out twice during that span but the Mighty Drunks still managed to escape the period up 3-2.Y.Dube showed no signs of rust providing two goals and a helper for the victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of Carnage. By providing three straight goals, Carnage was able to down the Scorpions to jump start the season on a high note.

2019-01-14
4 vs 4 Division

Monday January 14

Les Immigrant edge defending champs Chic Choc early before settling for split

Les Immigrant goaltender R.Ricaurte stopped all 18 shots he faced through regulation, and A.Addante along with A.Daghlian each scored in the shootout to provide an early season win. Neither side could have asked for a better performance-from their net minders. Despite the scoreless tie, the game did not lack excitement with both goaltenders stealing the show. Unhappy with the way things ended, Chic Choc had higher expectations heading into the second match. This time they found a way to generate more quality chances resulting in two goals per period. The turning point occurred in the final frame when Y.Belkassem scored to level the game at three goals apiece. Then, only a minute later, E.Gacem put the Chic Choc in front with his second and F.Peloquin made sure that nothing was going by him with half a period remaining. Both games were so evenly matched that a split did justice for the two sides.

(2)Les Immigrant vs Chic Choc(1) S.O

(4)Chic Choc vs Les Immigrant(3)

Dragons earn extra points in tight challenge with Yellow T-Shirts

With the first game favouring the Dragons 2-1 on a pair of slap shots-from G.DeMarinis and D.Gagnon, the second encounter needed the entire distance for the Yellow T-shirts to even the score. The holiday break showed signs of rust but both sides did an overall fine job keeping the games close. Pedram Assadi was huge in the opener making a few quality saves limiting the Yellow T-Shirts to only one goal. However, the Yellow T-Shirts felt it was only a question of time for their offense to kick into gear. And even though they broke out with three goals, it still wasn't enough to settle it in regulation time. This contest needed a shootout courtesy of two markers along with a flawless performance by M.Trivisonno. T.Bergomi, despite being out of action for a very long period, didn't seem to miss a beat for the Yellow T-Shirts as the sound defenseman provided all three points in the win. On the other end of the court, D.Gagnon was the Dragons best player, also as a defenseman accumulating a total of three goals in both games.

(2)Dragons vs Yellow T-Shirts(1)

(5)Yellow T-Shirts vs Dragons(3) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Gagnon of the Dragons. After collecting the game winner in the first game versus the Yellow T-Shirts, D.Gagnon gave the Dragons every chance possible for the sweep by adding two more in the second contest.

2019-01-07
Legacy winners of 4vs4 division

Monday January 7

Legacy edges rival Armadillos in shootout to claim third straight title

In an entertaining final featuring two of the top teams of the division, Legacy made that one single play that separated the two sides. It was Payam Assadi's last shootout attempt along with F.Baratta's three consecutive saves that provided the victory and ultimately the championship. The night began with a bang for Legacy dominating the first period with five goals thanks to a G.Pisanelli hat trick. By finding themselves in such a deep hole, the Armadillos had only game two to focus on. The response was definitely a heavy one, with the Armadillos completely dominating the ensuing match. P.Lapointe opened the scoring right before K.Koutsogiannopoulos blasted a rocket giving F.Baratta no chance. With that 2-0 lead after one period, the Armadillos felt confident enough that a game three was on the horizon. Still, the night was-from being over for the two clubs leaving all but a twelve minute game and possibly some change to decide a winner. And perhaps as expected by many, neither side was able to edge out one another during that span. The game ended in a 2-2 tie leaving all but a dreaded breakaway competition. In the shootout, F.Baratta was brilliant keeping Legacy alive until Payam Assadi put the series to rest with his famous back hand move. On behalf of HockeyBalle.com, congratulations go out to George Panagiotopoulos and Legacy for claiming their third straight title.

(3)Armadillos vs Legacy (6) Game 1

(1)Legacy vs Armadillos (4) Game 2

(2)Armadillos vs Legacy (3) S.O Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frank Baratta of Legacy. The net minder did not disappoint, taking game one rather easily but more importantly denying three straight shootout attempts that enabled his club to take the series.

2018-12-20
Smooth Sailors winners of E Thursday division

Thursday December 20(Final)

(8)JLR Brossard vs Smooth Sailors(7) Game 1

JLR Brossard J.Pantelis jolts Smooth Sailors with first period hat trick

J.Pantelis was more relived that his team got the job done rather than posting a first period hat trick along with an assist. For the JLR Brossard, it was all about getting the victory. But sometimes winning a big hockey game doesn't always feel the way it's prepped up to be. This contest was an example of that with the JLR Brossard nearly squandering a massive lead before it was said and done. Down 8-3 heading into the third period, the Smooth Sailors decided to pick it up and almost evened the score if it wasn't for the clock to run out of time. Only a few more seconds was perhaps needed for this game to head into a shootout considering how dominant the Smooth Sailors were throughout the entire period. Despite the loss, the Smooth Sailors felt confident the way things ended and will look to apply their momentum into game two like they did only a week ago versus the Raging Rhinos.

(6)Smooth Sailors vs JLR Brossard(4) Game 2

Smooth Sailors rally to even series

Marco Diaco scored the go ahead goal at the 8:30 mark of the third period, and the Smooth Sailors rallied-from two down to beat the JLR Brossard 6-4 and tie the series at one game apiece. The comeback began early in the third period in large part due to the captain's sheer determination. J.Palmitano notched two quick goals, both with the help of M.Testolina before setting up his most valued line mate late in the match. Looking back, the JLR Brossard had to be wondering on how they couldn't close out the series, especially being up 4-2 with only one period remaining. After missing game one, G.Pisanelli added some fuel for the JLR Brossard by netting three out of his clubs four goals. With the series now tied, both sides focused on how to approach their most important fifteen minutes and possibly more in a game three do or die match up.

(2)JLR Brossard vs Smooth Sailors(4) Game 3

Captain J.Palmitano comes through in the clutch, Smooth Sailors celebrate as champions

There was no doubt that J.Palmitano was the best player out there for the two sides in the most important fifteen minutes of hockey. The captain used two precise wrist shots to find the back of the net while setting up both M.Testolina and Marco Diaco to stamp out the series with the JLR Brossard. The Smooth Sailors thought they had it wrapped up on a 2-0 lead with only four minutes left on the clock. It took only three minutes-from that point on that Payam Assadi fed G.Pisanelli and Joe DeStefano to level the contest at two goals apiece leaving only a minute in the game. Surely, both sides figured this was going into a five minute sudden death period. But when considering how potent the offense is from-both clubs, any shot at any given moment can turn the tides. Twenty seconds was all that it took-from the face off when M.Testolina found himself alone to riffle a one timer giving no chance to Pedram Assadi. Then, by grinding it out in the corner to waste valuable time, J.Palmitano fed Marco Diaco, who buried his one timer with no traffic around him. When looking back, both teams knew the circumstances going in with the mindset of playing desperate. Every player had the confidence and contributed in a big way with so much on the line. Nobody had to do anything special except for their job which ultimately got both these teams this far. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Joey Palmitano and the Smooth Sailors for capturing the E Thursday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Smooth Sailors. Who better than your captain to lead the way.The right handed sniper went on a scoring rampage accumulating two goals in each game that gave him a total of eleven points during the entire series.

2018-12-19
Carnage winners of F2 division

Wednesday December 19(F2 final)

(4)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks(3) Game 1

J.Bourlakos shorthanded goal holds up for Carnage

Rather than tying the game with a power play opportunity, the Mighty Drunks dug themselves deeper and ultimately paid the price in game 1. J.Bourlakos was clutch on two occasions for Carnage in the final fifteen minutes of play. First, he set up M.Pace to snap a 2-2 tie and then was able to double the lead with a man short. The Mighty Drunks managed to jump ahead twice during the match and only found themselves trailing when Pace struck early in the third period for his second of the game. Y.Dube scored twice in the loss while J-P.Bertrand scored once and collected an assist. With an hour to figure out what went wrong, the Mighty Drunks looked to correct some of their mistakes heading into game two.

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage (3) Game 2

Mighty Drunks repeat woes-from game 1, Carnage crowned champs

Maybe it's easier said than done but the Mighty Drunks couldn't avoid what happened to them in game two like in the previous encounter.  Twice they led like in the earlier meeting, and twice they gave up a third period shorthanded goal that stood for the winner. A golden opportunity towards the late stages of the game turned instantly into a nightmare for the Mighty Drunks. M.Pace scored shorthanded handed with less than two minutes remaining on the clock and Carnage bled out the clock en route to a wild victory. Entering the series, the Mighty Drunks understood that one of their main focuses was to try and slow down M.Pace. And while that's sounds like a reasonable task, some players are just that hard to contain. M.Pace was clearly vital in both wins scoring twice in game one and once in this contest that came in an extraordinary circumstance. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Fabio Pace and the rest of Carnage for getting it done

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of Carnage. In a battle that could have easily gone either way, M.Pace was clutch providing three big goals at very crucial times during the series.

Underdogs winners of F1 division

Wednesday December 19(F1 final)

(8)Underdogs vs Fat Cats(5) Game 1

Late push not enough as Underdogs down Fat Cats

Getting the ball rolling by the third period just wasn't good enough for the Fat Cats. This game was arguably decided by the second period where the Underdogs outplayed and out battled their opponent for a 5-3 lead. Then, just to make matters worse, M-A Haber notched his second early in the third period with a deflating goal. Despite the bad sequence of event, the Fat Cats weren't throwing the towel just yet. G.Bampos and M.Elfassy did respond with back to back tallies to pull their club within one. However, time was running out and the Fat Cats were forced to pull G.Sangiovanni for the extra attacker only to see two empty net goals go against them. The win also came with the help of E.Salhany's two markers that included back to back tallies at key moments of the game.

(4)Fat Cats vs Underdogs (6) S.O Game 2

Underdogs rally to stun Fat Cats and claim F1 division title

Up 4-2 after two periods, the Fat Cats seemed destined to even the series with the Underdogs. But being up against a resilient hockey team like the Underdogs, nothing is finished until the final buzzer rings. The Fat Cats thought they had their opponent on the ropes until a power play goal by E.Salhany and an even strength-marker from N.Zahabi flipped the script. Still, the mission wasn't accomplished yet as a shootout was looming to see if the Fat Cats would extend the series or if the Underdogs could have stamped it on a victory. Often those scenarios come down to a coin toss but the Underdogs felt something special brewing instead. By sending three of their finest players to take the breakaways, E.Salhany rode his hot hand once more while M-A Haber followed up after setting up all four goals during the game. Unfortunately for the Fat Cats, they just couldn't figure out C.Malkoun, who had to deny only two attempts. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Joseph Constantin and the Underdogs for achieving a remarkable feat.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mark Anthony Haber. The crafty forward had plenty of offensive out put throughout both games. After scoring twice in game one that included the winner, Haber went on to set up all four goals in game two while providing a shootout marker that ultimately sealed the series.

2018-12-18
GK winners of Premier division

Tuesday December 18(Final)

(5)GK vs River Rats(3) Game 1

GK hold on to beat River Rats

In what was arguably the single best game of the season so far, the GK took it late in the contest to capture the win. There were breathtaking goals, plenty of scoring chances and heart stopping close calls in the final moments encased inside a breakneck pace sometimes seen at this level of a game. The River Rats, despite tying the game late courtesy of M.DeTorre found themselves immediately playing-from behind only seconds after the equalising goal. P.Genereaux came to rescue the GK right before J.Bradley secured all doubts. The win came with scoring efforts-from five different players while the River Rats saw M.Crialese do most of the damage with a pair of markers. The result may come as a disappointment, but the River Rats will look to take positives knowing that the game could have gone either way.

(0)River Rats vs GK(2) Game 2

Y.Labonte's third period goal secures Premier division title for GK

It was a third period goal-from Y.Labonte that propelled the Gk to a 2-0 victory over the River Rats. Prior to that moment, both sides had their fair share of chances and enough shots to crack the barrier. And with the urgency lying on the River Rats backs, they just couldn't get their first. Props go to the GK defence and goaltender for keeping a clean score sheet versus a lethal River Rats hockey team. It's not often the River Rats go empty handed in a hockey game. Once Labonte opened the scoring, the pressure fell on everyone's shoulders to answerer back. Unfortunately for the River Rats, they kept hitting a wall and never got to the GK's net minder. K.Kuczmarski set up Labonte's winner and  J. Bradley summed up the series by feeding an empty cage. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Dahn Nguyen and the rest of the GK for capturing the Premier division title.

Punishers winners of D Tuesday division

Tuesday December 18(Final)

(2)Capitals vs Punishers (3) Game 1

P.Karvouriaris two late goals lift Punishers to command series lead

P.Karvouriaris scored two late goals, including the winner with less than two minutes remaining to help position the Punishers in the right direction. As expected, throughout the entire match, this contest remained close with both sides playing tentative in hopes of avoiding mistakes. If there was ever a time for your best players to show up, the Punishers definitely got it from their star-forward. P.Karvouriaris showed once again what an offensive threat he his. Unfortunately for the Capitals, they just couldn't hold him off long enough which now has them facing a huge hurdle if they plan on bouncing back.

(2)Punishers vs Capitals(1) S.O Game 2

A.Bitsakis excels in net, Punishers crowned winners of D Tuesday division

For a second straight game, the Punishers edged out the Capitals to claim the D Tuesday division championship. When the teams could not be separated after regulation time with a score of 1-1, the game moved into a penalty shootout where the Capitals missed on all three tries to hand the title to the Punishers. C.Gingras scored the lone goal during the breakaways while A.Bitsakis was heavily relied on to deny all three attempts. If there is one area that the Capitals will be looking back on, was their inability to capitalise with the man advantage. The Punishers played it risky visiting the penalty box several times but managed to kill it off due to their positioning and net minder making the difference. The Capitals did eventually tie the game fairly late thanks to M-A Morin. By then, both teams seemed tired and waited to try their luck in a shootout. Even though both goalies weren't the issue with C.Fortin occupying the net for the Capitals, something had to give. With that one goal coming-from C.Gingras, the Punishers were able to take it in the end. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to John Fidrilis and the Punishers for capturing the D Tuesday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Bitsakis of the Punishers. The net minder couldn't have played a better series allowing only three goals in two games versus a high octane offense. In addition to all that, Bitsakis stopped all three shootout attempts to help lead his club to a championship.

2018-12-17
4 vs 4 Division playoffs

Monday December 17(Semi finals)

Legacy trounce Punishers to hit familiar territory

The start for Legacy on Monday night was an encouraging sign that their fate to the final would be just around the corner. G.Pisanelli and Payam Assadi kept finding each other as both players piled on the points combining for seven en route to a 4-2 victory. The Punishers knew heading into the second game that a good start was the way to go. And after striking first, the game plan appeared o be in motion. Then, in the span of only four minutes, the series came to a halt for the Punishers. Four straight goals had gone in during that span that came with scoring efforts-from four different players. The second period wasn't any better for the Punishers who surrendered two early goals before finally adding a pair. Payam Assadi scored early in the frame and eventually capped it off-from his favourite spot in front of the other teams net where be fed an empty cage on two occasions.

(4)Legacy vs Punishers (2) Game 1

(3)Punishers vs Legacy(8) Game 2

Corporation fight hard but fall in three to Armadillos

The Corporation faced perhaps their most difficult challenge looking to upset the division winners on Monday night. They battled hard taking game 2 after dropping the opening contest only to fall short in the end. By stretching the series into a twelve minute game, both sides knew it was up for grabs. But for the Armadillos, losing wasn't an option and it showed-from the get go when they riffled two quick goals to take control of the match. J.Bolanakis and G.Vouloumanos each tallied early and the Armadillos just made things complicated for the Corporation that were unable to respond. C.Stavriadis wasn't too busy but didn't take chances making some few key saves.

(5)Armadillos vs The Corporation (1) Game 1

(4)The Corporation vs Armadillos (1) Game 2

(4)Armadillos vs The Corporation (0) Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the Armadillos. Twelve minutes was all that was left over for the Armadillos season if not for Stavriadis keeping a clean score sheet. The net minder never gave hope or any sort of life to the Corporation with both teams season on the line.

The Armadillos and Legacy know each other way to well. With both teams having the talent and hockey sense, a strategic game plan will need to come into play. This series will be decided on who wants it more combined with basic factors such as goaltending, special teams and committed back checking. The Armadillos strength comes- from their back end with C.Stavriadis guarding the cage along with M.DoCouto, K.Koutsogiannopoulos and G.Bouchard taking care of the defensive line. As for Legacy, a quick transition game-from their defence to their many skilled forwards up front makes them the team they are. Barring extreme circumstances look for this series to go the ultimate distance.

Chic Choc winners of 4vs4 division

Monday December 17(Final)

Chic Choc captures championship in shootout versus Degenerates

Chic Choc captured a victorious run on Monday night by going the ultimate distance to edge out the Degenerates. The loss stung the Degenerates who felt they deserved better considering how well they played the final two games. The problem however took place between the pipes. F.Peloquin was exceptional and arguably the reason why his club prevailed in the end. The Chic Choc were clearly better in the first encounter but seemed to lose their energy level as the night went on. It was by the second game that the Degenerates took over with loads of ball possession that resulted in plenty scoring chances. After levelling the series with a 3-1 score, twelve minutes and possibly a shootout was all that was left for the two sides in order to succeed. The series was so extremely close that a twelve minute period wasn't enough. Unfortunately, it came down to the dreaded penalty shots in order to claim a winner. Out of the six combined attempts, M.Ethier had the final say when he faked out P.Assadi. F.Peloquin continued-from where he left off stopping all three breakaways his way. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out o Frederick Peloquin and the Chic Choc for winning the 4vs4 division.

(3)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (2) Game 1

(3)Degenerates vs Chic Choc(1) Game 2

(3)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (2) S.O Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederick Peloquin of the Chic Choc. With goaltending such a big part of the game, F.Peloquin was simply that good making save after save to help lead his club to glory.

2018-12-16
Shockers winners of E Sunday division

Sunday December 16(Final)

(1)Shockers vs Lynx(4) Game 1

Lynx ride 2 power play goals to grab series lead

With the special teams being a significant part of hockey, the Lynx were able to capitalise on their chances while the Shockers went empty handed on their lone occasion. The Lynx managed to kill off a two minute minor penalty late in the first period to keep the game levelled at one goal apiece. It was by the second frame that the wheels were in motion for the Lynx. On their two chances, P.Stroubakis and J.Lang each scored with the help of Y.Vanasse. Both goals came with crisp passes and in tune plays giving almost no chance for the Shockers defence and net minder. That sequence provided the Lynx a 3-1 lead heading into the third period where they bared down and shut the door the rest of the way. S.Catalano had the difficult task of limiting the Shockers to only one goal on 30 shots but managed to keep the goal scoring low courtesy of his brilliant play in net.

(2)Lynx vs Shockers (6) Game 2

Shockers offense kicks into motion after dry game 1

No matter how well the Lynx played the Shockers in the previous game by limiting them to only one goal they just couldn't do it for a second straight game. Good teams that carry plenty of punch up front may have a dry spell here and there but rarely for two consecutive games. The Shockers eventually broke out by the second period and carried the momentum until the early stages of the final frame where they strung four unanswered goals to take command of the match.And who better than some of their big guns to get the ball rolling. C.DeBonis and J.Blunt each scored twice combining for seven points while J.Blackman had his hand in the Shockers first three markers to help stage a comeback in the series. The Lynx felt they played a tight overall game except for a short span that ultimately hurt them in the end.

(3)Shockers vs Lynx(0) Game 3

Shockers crowned winners on M.Harrison shutout

The Shockers celebrated the E Sunday championship, and they did it thanks to an extremely typical methodical win against the Lynx. M.Harrison was brilliant once again stopping every ball his way and M.Blackman was the mastermind behind setting up J.Blunt and P-J Gauthier for a 2-0 lead. From -the beginning of game 2, the Shockers were successful closing out and wearing down the Lynx scorers. Even though the Lynx didn't get the help they needed, plenty has to do with the Shockers fantastic effort. By overcoming a 1-0 series deficit with two solid games, the Shockers felt worthy of what they achieved in the end. On behalf of HockeyBalle.com, congratulations go out to Matthew Blackman and the rest of his teammates for capturing the big prize.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Harrison of the Shockers. With his team in desperate need of two straight wins, M.Harrision did not disappoint with two incredible performances that saw the net minder allow only one goal.

2018-12-14
The Peters winners of Masters 35+ division

Friday December 14(Final)

(7)The Peters vs HBHA(2) Game 1

The Peters strike first with dominant game 1 win over HBHA

The Peters jumped ahead in their opening game versus the HBHA on Friday night. While the game started close, a late second period power play goal helped the Peters pull away and win comfortably. The HBHA had missed on a golden chance to level the game at three goals apiece on their power play, instead J.Morina struck shorthanded creating a two goal gap heading into the third and final period. That goal clearly deflated the HBHA, who had no more bite in their game surrendering three more markers. Three players paired goals in the win coming-from R.Placentino, M.Crialese and by the captain J.Morina , who went on to add two assists.

 (5)HBHA vs The Peters(3) Game 2

C.Stavriadis helps HBHA bounce back to even the series

J.Kontitsis , C.Stavriadis and the rest of the HBHA remained cool after a forgettable defeat. Stavriadis made 31 saves, his captain J.Kontitsis opened and closed the scoring and the HBHA bounced right back into the series to force a mini game. The focus entering the contest was to pick one another up and play close as a team like they have been doing for the longest of time. The HBHA simply played to their strength that resulted in a perfect result. The Peters only got on board by the third period when the game was already put out of reach. Prior to that point, the HBHA scored three times while applying a determined man on man defensive style. With game three looming only minutes away, both sides took the time to analyse what was ahead of them knowing that it was now or never.

(5)The Peters vs HBHA(0) Game 3

Quick start pays dividends, Peters pull away to glory

It seemed like the Peters had all the answers on what to do in a short period of time. After getting an early goal, every single player felt that they weren't going to be denied. Once again, J.Morina made an impact, this time scoring the Peters second and fourth goal of the game. At no point did the HBHA show any sort of push back. By giving up two early goals and an eventual power play marker, the writing was already on the wall. The victory capped a near perfect season for the Peters by not only finishing first in the regular season but by achieving their ultimate goal. The players felt throughout the season that this was a championship group, and by getting the final reward was just the icing on the cake. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Johnny Morina and the Peters for capturing the Masters 35+ division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Morina of the Peters. Being a captain bears lots of responsibly and decision making. J.Morina was influential in both games behind the bench and on the court where he collected a total of four goals and two assists to help carry his club to the finish line.

2018-12-13
E Division playoffs

Thursday December 13(Semi finals)

(7)Raging Rhinos vs Smooth Sailors(2) Game 1

Second period explosion sets the pace for the Rhinos

Despite their horrific start allowing two shorthand goals on the very same power play, the Smooth Sailors put it past them with a heavy response late in the frame. However, once the second period hit, the Smooth Sailors fell apart at the seams. The Raging Rhinos took over completely striking four times without any push back. M.Nikas was part of the onslaught earning his hat trick after notching his clubs two shorthanded goals early in the game. Only three players found the back of the net out of the seven that went in. A.Papazian and J.Tzanetakos shared two goals each and F.Levasseur kept the door shut for two straight periods.

(5)Smooth Sailors vs Raging Rhinos(2) Game 2

Smooth Sailors Thwart Rhinos stars and even the series

S.Liparota had two goals and an assist and the Smooth Sailors found a way to slow down the Raging Rhinos high scoring players. The Smooth Sailors knew they had to come out stronger and did a great job early on winning the opening frame 3-1. And even though the second period belonged to the Raging Rhinos courtesy of a lone goal-from S.Pilon, the Smooth Sailors would eventually take over by the third. Liparota and C.Fragkiudakis wasted no time netting goals only minutes apart and G.Follano wasn't going to let this one slip away after a three goal cushion.

(3)Raging Rhinos vs Smooth Sailors(5) Game 3

Momentum continues over into game 3, Sailors advance to final

The Smooth Sailors couldn't have scripted a better end to their night. After being embarrassed in game one, this series flipped the other way with the Smooth Sailors earning two big consecutive wins. In the span of only five minutes, the Smooth Sailors put on an impressive display. Four different players had scored before M.Broccoli buried his second late in the game to secure and seal the series. The Raging Rhinos did have the better start jumping out to a 1-0 lead but quickly found themselves fighting -from behind.

(7)JLR Brossard vs Legends(6) S.O Game 1

Unlikely hero Joe DeStefano saves the day for JLR Brossard

If not for a very late goal by J.DeStefano, the JLR Brossard would have found themselves trailing in the series. Instead, the hardnosed forward not only scored once but struck for a second time late in the game to force a shootout. This contest swung back and forth several times with the JLR Brossard bouncing to a 3-0 lead. Then, after regrouping in between periods, a strong message was sent-from P.Santullo and the Legends would take over with a massive wave of goals. Five straight had gone in for the veteran side before a late push by the JLR Brossard complicated matters. With the shootout as the only determining factor, M.Gagnon and Payam Assadi came through for the win while A.Jalilvand was the only player to beat Pedram Assadi.

(2)Legends vs JLR Brossard(11) Game 2

Legends overpowered by superior opponent

To summarise this match up, the JLR Brossard were plain and simple the better of the two sides. Plenty of broken plays led to counter attacks. And when you have to go up against lines and duos consisting of J.Rochon, P.Assadi , J.Pantelis and G.Pisanelli just to name a few, you're asking for trouble. That kind of talent will almost never miss when given decent chances. The Legends had no choice but to go for it, but in doing so, a deadly counter attack would just make matters worse. Payam Assadi scored the most earning a hat trick.S.Robineault struck twice and nearly every player recorded at least one point in the onslaught.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe DeStefano of the JLR Brossard. If not for his two goals that included a huge late marker, the JLR Brossard ran the risk of playing two consecutive games in order to pass the semi final round.

With the E Thursday division down to only two teams, the JLR Brossard will face the Smooth Sailors for all the marbles. Both these teams have arguably the top two guns of the division. G.Pisanelli being one of them for the JLR side,and M.Testolina for the Smooth Sailors. Since offense won't be the deciding factor, both teams will need to figure out each others tendencies to limit the damage. An obvious point will rely on the goaltenders to remain sharp. G.Follano and Pedram Assadi will perhaps be the reason why either team will be hoisting the trophy when it's said and done.

2018-12-12
F Division playoffs

Wednesday December 12(Semi finals)

(7)Knights vs Mighty Drunks(6) Game 2

Desperation kicks in third period for Knights to level the series

An average two periods of hockey kept the Knights scrambling for answers. Knowing that it was now or never, a massive third period push ultimately put them over the top to extend the series with the Mighty Drunks. Y.St-Georges single handily carried much of the load as he's been doing for most of the season. In tonight's case, the highly skilled forward struck four times while setting up two teammates. Most of his damage occurred when it counted the most by the third period where he riffled three goals along with a helper. A.Jalilvand contributed as well with five points that included two goals. The Mighty Drunks felt that they let this one slip away but still had a shot at redeeming themselves in a third and deciding game.

(4)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (2) Game 3

V.Mancini powers Mighty Drunks to punch ticket for the final

In the short span of fifteen minutes, V.Mancini did a whole lot to help send his club through to the final. The slick forward scored twice, set up a goal and added some grit visiting the penalty box for at least four minutes. Both sides' traded early goals up until Mancini created a gap helping provide a significant 3-1 lead. A.Jalilvand did narrow the margin to only one with his second but that was as close as it got. The Mighty Drunks made it a point to shadow Y.St-Georges a little closer and did a perfect job keeping him off the score sheet. He didn't receive many shots but O.Caillet gave his club a chance to play with the lead which made a big difference.

(5)Decepticons vs Carnage (6) Game 2

Carnage sticks to last week's game plan

By simply applying hard work and keeping it simple, Carnage would once again edge out the Decepticons with an identical score as last week's game. Another consistency that played into the win was the constant threat of M.Pace. The Carnage forward never takes a night off as it's the only way he knows how to play. Pace scored two goals while setting up J.Bourlakos and D.DiGiacomo Jr's game winning goal. Considering how dominant he was only a week ago by netting a hat trick, the Decepticons were stuck playing without N.Delia. They did get some balanced scoring-from M.Deninno and Y.Leroux but it just wasn't enough in the end.

(1)Left Wings vs Underdogs (5) Game 2

Never say die Underdogs bring it to the limit

Whether it was complacency-from the Left Wings end or that the Underdogs were that much hungrier, this game wasn't close at all for what was on the line. The Underdogs clearly showed that they wanted it more. J.Eid benefited with a late first period power play goal and the snow ball effect was in motion for the duration of the game. The Left Wings, no matter how hard they tried just weren't able to keep up with a quicker side. The win came with scoring efforts-from five different players along with stellar goaltending by M.St-Laurent. Since game three was only moments away, the Left Wings already had the thought on how to approach their biggest match of the season.

(3)Underdogs vs Left Wings(1) S.O Game 3

Down to the wire, Underdogs survive wild finish

They would have loved nothing more than to end it in regulation but the Underdogs couldn't hold off a devastating buzzer beater-from J.Tzanetakos. With that tally, each side were stuck playing a five minute sudden death period and possibly a shootout to decide who would further their season or end it earlier than hoped for. But it wasn't in the overtime period that a winner would prevail. After sending some of their highly skilled players to take the breakaways, the Underdogs would eventually win the shootout and advance to the final. E.Salhany barely beat B.Verducci as the ball slowly tricked behind the net minder while M-A Haber used a sneaky move at the last second to fake out Verducci securing the victory. On the other end of the court, M.St-Laurent had the difficult challenge of going up against players such as J.Adamou and G.Gaitanis but still managed to deny both attempts.

(3)Horsemen vs Fat Cats(13) Game 2

Fat Cats pull away in second half of the game

For about half the game, this contest was still very up for grabs. Each side traded three first period goals and the Fat Cats only led 4-3 till the ten minute mark of the second period. Then, the Horsemen fell off a cliff and the Fat Cats kept whaling away with goal after goal. S.Hrivnak led the way with four markers followed with G.DeMarinis and J.Mancini as both players each tallied twice. The turning point perhaps occurred late in the second period when the Fat Cats strung two late goals for a four goal cushion. It was evident by then that the Horsemen lost motivation as they saw their season slowly bleed away giving up six more in a row.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Val Mancini of the Mighty Drunks. In his clubs most important game of the season, V.Mancini went on a tear, scoring two goals while adding an assist en route to a 4-2 win over the Knights.

The F1 & F2 divisions are now down to its final two teams. The F1 will feature the top two teams going at it with the Underdogs taking on the Fat Cats. This series will be determined on if the Fat Cats can match the intensity and work etiquette of the Underdogs. If they can, than look for the Fat Cats game breakers to make the difference, if not, the Underdogs will grind it out with their resilient style. As for the other final, Carnage will take on the Mighty Drunks for the big prize. Both teams are similar in many respects except for one key component. The Mighty Drunks have to make it a point on how to slow down M.Pace. If they figure that out than they'll have a chance, if not, look for Carnage to prevail.

2018-12-11
Premier division playoffs

Tuesday December 11(Semi finals)

(3)River Rats vs Black Knights (0) Game 2

Black Knights offense halted in shutout loss, River Rats reach final stage

Unable to reverse their trend in the previous encounter, the Black Knights just couldn't dissect the River Rats defence. Both sides knew the game was going to be tight and understood fully well how important that first goal would be. M.Crialese was able to crack the barrier followed immediately with another tally-from J.Morina just prior to the opening frame ending. Despite their being enough hockey for a response, the Black Knights kept getting chewed up in the neutral zone struggling to generate any sort of offense. M.Dettorre would eventually add an insurance marker while C.Stavriadis pushed away every shot his way to record a shutout. The River Rats couldn't have asked for a better display of hockey throughout the series. In both games, they dominated the offensive generating a total of eight goals and in their own back end where they just allowed one tally.

(9)GK vs United Armenians (0) Game 2

GK cruise with easy win over United Armenians

One thing has been clear this season so far, the GK take no prisoners. By winning as easily as they did, the GK have a lot going for them in the days to come. It's often looked like they're playing a video game with the settings permanently placed at rookie level with little to no resistance-from their opponents. But this was only step one for the highly skilled GK, who still have plenty of work ahead of them before reaching their final destination. Their next opponent is a completely different animal. The River Rats will look to go toe to toe with their rival adversary. And when considering how well they fared versus the Black Knights, the final can only suggest for a clash of two power houses. Look for the two sides to play a close and intense style game that can easily go either way.

D Division playoffs

Tuesday December 11(Semi finals)

(5)Punishers vs Bramabulls(7) S.O Game 1

A.Moffa's late goal saves game 1 for Bramabulls

A.Moffa was able to force a shootout when bagging his second goal very late in the game. In the shootout, G.Follano excelled denying two breakaways while A.Mirolla and M.Maggiore made sure to bury their chances. Both sides knew the importance of winning the this encounter, especially how tight this series would be. The Bramabulls did plenty of good things except for containing a key player-from the other side. And although they understood his threat, C.Gingras still got his way riffling four out of the five Punishers goals. With game one going in the Bramabulls favour, the Punishers had an hour to patiently wait and regroup to try and extend the series.

(2)Bramabulls vs Punishers(5) Game 2

Punishers clearly ready in bounce back game

Challenged by their captain J.Fidrilis to compete harder and raise their level of play, the Punishers stormed back with authority in order to force a third and deciding game. This contest was completely dominated-from the Punishers riding a 4-0 lead heading into the third period. The only time the Bramabulls got on board came fairly late in the game, and twice with power play goals-from the every same A.Moffa. Apart-from that, nothing went well for the Bramabulls. After setting up A.Laramee to get the ball rolling, C.Gingras eventually reminded his opposition that he wasn't done just yet. Gingras went on to add the Punishers last two tallies to secure a must win game.

(3)Punishers vs Bramabulls(1) Game 3

Game three hero A.Laramee sends Punishers to big dance

There was no doubt that A.Laramee was the key component of this important game. By providing his clubs first two goals, the Punishers would never look back completing a well earned accomplishment. The Bramabulls didn't address their foes-from game two and that was to get the better start. Only six minutes had gone by when Laramee spread his magic. Still not out of it yet, A.Mirolla kept the Bramabulls playoff hopes alive by cutting the lead in half. Unfortunately, one of the major problems that kept the scoring low for the Bramabulls was the play of A.Bitsakis. The young net minder remained cool and collective, and unless it was a grade A scoring chance, Bitsakis would not falter. Looking back, the Bramabulls had to figure out a way to try and capture the lead in their last two games in order to have a chance. The Punishers did their part and showed why they are deserving of reaching the final.

(8)Capitals vs AREZ(1) Game 1

Capitals continue onslaught into playoffs

Whether its the regular season or the post season, the Capitals had nothing changed-from their game. AREZ realised this despite formulating a disciplined game plan to limit the damage. C.Bezeau hit the net twice for a 2-0 lead and eventually added his third early in the final frame to complete a hat trick. By going down as early as they did, AREZ had no choice but to open up the game. And by doing so like struggling to get out of quick sand, the desperate side just kept sinking deeper. S.Morello took advantage collecting four consecutive points that included two goals. The only bright spot for the AREZ came in the third period when A.Zarzour finally got the better of C.Fortin. This loss would give J.Constantin one hour on how to dissect a very difficult opponent that barely has flaws in their game.

(2)AREZ vs Capitals(5) Game 2

AREZ couldn't put themselves in comfort zone

The one area that the AREZ have that is effective is their play with the lead. However, for a second straight game, they just couldn't get that first goal to try and make life difficult for the Capitals. Instead, the reverse happened and a duplicate scenario-from game one translated into this contest. The Capitals did all of their scoring in the first two periods that saw M-A Morin and his captain M.Champagne notch two goals each. AREZ did continue to fight winning the final stretch courtesy of P.Kawkab and J.Hassan but it just wasn't nearly enough. Even though the Capitals played this one with only eight players, it just didn't matter for how skilled they are. Perhaps, it would have been more difficult if they trailed but it wasn't the case largely thanks to C.Fortin, who was absolutely brilliant throughout the entire series.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to A.Bitsakis of the Punishers. With goaltending so important at this stage of the season, Bitsakis did not disappoint winning back to back games where he limited the Bramabulls to only three goals.

With both series coming to an end, the league leading Capitals will take on a very resilient Punishers team. Even though the Capitals won the season series 2-1, the Punishers did take the last one to hand the Capitals their only loss. There is no doubt that both these clubs are loaded with talent in all areas of their game. With that being said, the small details will come into play between winning and losing. Look for staying out of the penalty box as perhaps the most important thing to avoid for how well both sides move the ball.

2018-12-10
4x4 Monday

4x4 Monday

Monday December 10

Chic Choc get shocked in first game come back in style to take the series.

After two disappointing losses last week for the Black Eagles, the team decided to show up in game 1 and surprises everyone by playing a hard fought battle and making the first place teams life difficult. S. Bois-Chasse did the majority of the damage scoring three for his club. The first place team decided in the next two games to play more to their style and demonstrate why they finished first by routing the Black Eagles. From goalie F. Gaudet-Peloquin playing solid in between the pipes to the multiple offensive weapons finding the back of the net. The Chic Choc used their entire bench to reach the finals.

(2) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (4) Semi Finals Game 1

(4) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (0) Semi Finals Game 2

(2) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (1) Semi Finals Game 3

Two long time rivals exchange wins and need a mini game to come out with a winner.

Both teams have come accustomed to playing against each other as both teams have been in the division for a while. The Degenerates came out punching in this one making sure their opponent would be feared the whole night long. That game style worked during the first game as the Degenerates took a commanding five goal lead and P. Assadi made sure to turn every shot he faced away. But it was the 1 Timers goal to demonstrate that they were push over on this night and fought back into the series taking the game to the shoot out as P-A. Surprenant and T. Daigneault were the only contributors each notching a pair of goals. J. Courteau on his own decided that the Degenerates would win the series and made sure the momentum switch would not last as he individually scored another two goals in the last mini game.

(0) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (5) Semi Finals Game 1

(4) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (3) S.O. Semi Finals Game 2

(0) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (3) Semi Finals Game 3

Carmoni upset in quarters as The Corporation reaches the semis.

The Corporation showed up in fashion tonight making sure they reach the semis. The Corporation are well aware of what the individuals on their roster can provide them and will be expecting a lot more from them to make sure the remainder of the playoffs go just as well. F. Gentile and Y. Derohannessian were the main contributors for The Corporation as they each scored a hat trick in game 1 and 3 respectively. L. Dias also played three solid games pushing away as many shots as he faced being at the top of his game.

(3) Carmoni vs The Corporation (4) Quarter Finals Game 1

(6) Carmoni vs The Corporation (5) S.O. Quarter Finals Game 2

(1) Carmoni vs The Corporation (4) Quarter Finals Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederick Gaudet-Peloquin of the Chic Choc. After a bad first game the net minder turned up his game and only allowed one goal the remainder of the series to ensure his club makes it tto the finals.

The 4X4 Division 1 semi finals match ups are as follows:

Division 1

(1) Armadillos vs The Corporation (5) The Corporation are a top confidence level having upset their opponent to make the semis, the Armadillos are no strangers to busting bubbles and they will try just that in that series.

(2) Legacy vs Punishers (Mon) (3) Two very evenly talented teams match up in this series with a lot of playoff and hockey experience. Only time will tell who comes out on top, but the most talented players will need to shine.

The 4X4 Division 2 finals match ups are as follows:

Division 2

(1) Chic Choc vs Degenerates (3) The Chic Choc will need to play a similar style of game to come out on top on this one while the Degenerates will be expecting everyone on the bench to help out and contribute somehow.

2018-12-09
E Thursday + Sunday

E Thursday + Sunday

Sunday December 9

(6) Lynx vs Brew Crew (7) Semi Finals Game 1

Brew Crew stun Lynx with unexpected second period. Late push not enough to capture game 1.

Lynx start off game in the best fashion by taking a two goal lead thanks in part J. Lang. But you can never count out the Brew Crew you got right back into the game and put the Lynx on the ropes and kept on punching taking a commanding four goal lead into the third period. Unfortunately for the Brew Crew the Lynx started fighting back and slowly cut down the lead. Until M. Rheaume scored his second of the game with less than two minutes to go. J. Lang was able to score two more goals in the final two minutes but the time ran out on the Lynx chances of tying up the game.

(3) Shockers vs Butchers (4) O.T. Semi Finals Game 1

Tight game between two teams gets decided in overtime.

Both teams are aware of how important the playoffs are and it seemed like both teams brought their A game. As each team went back and forth exchanging the lead until the final buzzer of regulation. With six different players finding the back of the net. With the extra frame starting up it was anyone's game. With C. Chirola notching the game winning goal with his shot finding the back of the net as M. Harrison had no chance on that one.

(5) Lynx vs Brew Crew (4) Semi Finals Game 2

Lynx don't make same mistake twice, make sure to control the lead until the final buzzer.

With over an hour to think about what went wrong with the first game the Lynx needed to make sure to keep the game close this time around and not dig themselves a huge hole. But D. Colatosti was going to make sure to not make life easy for the Lynx as the veteran forward scored the first three goals for his club. As the game was all tied up in the third, the Lynx finally got in front and S. Catalano shut the door the remainder of the way to secure the win.

(3) Lynx vs Brew Crew (2) O.T. Semi Finals Game 3

Game goes the entire distance with an extra frame needed to decide a winner.

It only takes one extremely talented player to switch on the light switch when the game is on the line to take the game to overtime. The Brew Crew had an extremely great start with N. Harvey and M. Rheaume each finding the back of the net and taking a two goal lead. But R. Beaver could not watch his season come to an end on this night, and the extremely talented forward single handedly scored two goals to take the game to overtime. Where J. Labadie was able to solve and find a way to beat C. Muccino to take his team to the finals.

(5) Shockers vs Butchers (4) O.T. Semi Finals Game 2

Butchers come so close to end the game on so many occasions but Shockers end game early in overtime to ensure a mini game.

The Butchers demonstrated that every time the Shockers were going to take a lead that they would retaliate and score a goal to tie it all up. As this happened on four different occasions where the Butchers were not going their first game victory go to a waste. The butchers tried so hard to overcome that hump in the third but M. Harrison shut the door until J. Blunt was finally able to score in overtime to send this game to a mini game.

 (4) Shockers vs Butchers (1) Semi Finals Game 3

With the momentum shift in full swing and the Butchers feeling tired Shockers take over.

With an important game three on the line and everyone's season on the line it all came to the last fifteen minutes. It seemed like the Butchers were all gazed out as they did not have enough juice left in the tank to play any longer. The Shockers being fully aware of the situation took control of the game and continued to hammer the nail in the coffin by mounting an three goal lead to make sure the Butchers could not get back into it.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Labadie of the Lynx. With a final push needed and a final goal to send his team to the finals Joel came out big for his club ensuring that his team has a chance for the final.

The E Thursday + Sunday finals match ups are as follows:

E Thursday + Sunday

(1) Shockers vs Lynx (2) The top two teams of the regular season will go head to head in the finals. Both young teams are accustomed to playing on a high stage as each team has made it to the finals in recent seasons. Each team will need to play to their strength and shut down the opposing teams forwards to have a chance to win.

2018-12-07
Masters 35+ division

Masters (35+)

Friday December 7

(6) Bramabulls vs HBHA (3) Semi Finals Game 1

Bramabulls get thing started on the right foot with a dominating performance.

From the initial ball drop the Bramabulls seemed like they were playing at a higher level. The team decided to bring their gameplay to a whole other level. Defenceman F. Dominianni made sure his blistering slap shot was feared all night scoring two goals for his club. While M. Pololos was the sole player from HBHA to seem to have an answer for C. Muccino.

(6) The Peters vs Stones (4) Semi Finals Game 1

The Peters too much to handle in the first game of the semis.

The Stones knew they would need to limit their opponents’ chances and play a defensively responsible game and let the few opportunities make the difference in this game. Unfortunately, once the game started the game plan was out the window and the tones were trying to play an offensive minded game. R. Placentino the talented forward came out big for his club solving R. Ricaurte on multiple occasions and completing his natural hat trick in the third period. The Stones used a team effort having four different players find the back of the net.

(3) Bramabulls vs HBHA (4) Semi Finals Game 2

After an hour-long break, HBHA comes up with a new game plan to come up with the win.

With over an hour to think about what went wrong with the first game the HBHA needed a better start and a better team effort to come up with the win. With the starting the same way as the last one the Bramabulls coming out strong and taking a one goal lead into the second. C. Stavriadis came out strong stopping every ball he faced and allowed his team to come out strong and slowly gain momentum. As the third period started the tides shifted as M. Pololos and G. Vouloumanos finally got their team a lead they could control and come out with the win. The Bramabulls tried firing with all cylinders but it was to late we needed a game 3 to decide this series out.

(1) Bramabulls vs HBHA (2) Semi Finals Game 3

With the momentum on their side the HBHA continue their strong play and come out with the win.

With the momentum on their side it all came down to a decisive game three to decide the winner and the one moving forward to the finals. With every player on both benches knowing how important this game was for their club played to the top of their talents. J. Kontitsis came out big scoring both goals for his club and making sure the captain lead by example. While on the other side M. Diaco was the sole player to solve C. Stavriadis.

(9) The Peters vs Stones (4) Semi Finals Game 2

Game 2 not much different from Stones as The Peters continue to roll on all cylinders.

With an hour break and enough time to calm the troops and to come up with a new game plan, it did not seem like it did much help as the results were very similar. It seems like as the game wore on the Stones did not have the legs or the man power to run after The Peters as they controlled the second and third period. M. Denino who just showed up for the second game made his mark scoring two goals and R. Placentino continued to be explosive scoring another four goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Kontitsis of the HBHA. The captain lead by eample in the most important game of the playoffs and found the back of the net twice ensuring his club made it past the semis and into the finals.

The Masters (35+) finals match ups are as follows:

Masters (35+)

(1) The Peters vs HBHA (3) Both teams play a very similar style of play. A hard nose style where each player will pay the price to go into the boards and in front of the net. THE Peters have a bit more firepower that HBHA will need to be aware of and make sure those players are always accounted for.

2018-12-06
E Thursday

E Thursday + Sunday

Thursday December 6

(3) Shockers vs Smooth Sailors (5) Inter Division

In an impressive battle of both teams Smooth Sailors come up on top at the end.

Two evenly matched up teams went up against each other tonight and the entertainment value of the game did not give out. With the game tied up at three goals a piece in the third, both teams started to play an undisciplined game and got into a penalty issue. Until L. Pennimpede scored with two minutes to go on the game. As the Smooth Sailors continued the undisciplined game, they gave all the necessary chances to the Shockers to get back into it, but J. Palmitano scored an empty netter to put the game away.

(2) Raging Rhinos vs Legends (3)

With entire standings left to be decided with the last game of the season, both teams had to bring their A game.

With the standings and the season coming down to the most crucial game of the season everything needed to be laid out and left on the playing field. Everything got decided in the second quarter as the Legends seemed to have the upper hand. With J. Courteau, A. Zarzour and E. Gabrielli were each able to solve N. Mauro. R. Ranieri did just enough stopping 28 shots and containing the high-powered offense of the Raging Rhinos to only two goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Rino Ranieri of the Legends. With the most important game of the season on line deciding important playoff matchups. The veteran netminder stood on his head and limit the high-power offensive power of the Raging Rhinos to only two goals on 30 shots.

The E Thursday semi finals match ups are as follows:

E Thursday

(1) Raging Rhinos vs Smooth Sailors (4) Both teams have a talented and deep offensive lineup, as this series seems like a high scoring affair. Both teams will need their goaltenders to step up and make those important saves when it all comes down.

(2) JLR Brossard vs Legends (3) JLR will need a full bench in this series as the Legends will never stop running and going after the ball. With the high-powered offense going up against a more defensive minded team it will be entertaining to see who prevails.

The E Sunday semi finals match ups are as follows:

E Sunday

(1) Shockers vs Butchers (4) The Shockers have demonstrating their willingness all season long and this series will be no different, but you can never count the Butchers out as they always have a few tricks up their sleeves.

(2) Lynx vs Brew Crew (3) Experience vs the young guns who will prevail? Only time will tell as both sides play an extremely different game style both games in series should be entertaining to watch and should have multiple storylines.

2018-12-05
F Wednesday

F Wednesday

Wednesday December 5

(6) Carnage vs Decepticons (5) Semi finals Game 1

Late push not enough for Decepticons to get back into the game.

From the initial ball drop it seemed like the Decepticons were always a step behind their opponents in what should have been the most important game of the year. As Carnage started mounting a significant lead thanks in large part to G. Gammieri and M. Pace who each scored a pair of important goals. As the Decepticons finally woke up in the third, N. Delia was his usual self scoring a natural hat trick but it was to late to come out with the win.

(5) Underdogs vs Left Wings (7) S.O. Semi finals Game 1

Tight game comes down to the penalty shots to declare a winner.

A tight game saw both teams go pound for pound in the scoring department until the penalty shots, where a winner was finally declared. Both teams are known for their hard-working ethic and used a group effort to find the back of the net. F. Nasser was the sole player from the Underdogs who found the back of the net twice while J. Adamou and D. Provost Jarry did the majority of the damage scoring five goals together. The Underdogs will need to be more careful of the heavy hitters from the other side.

(7) Fat Cats vs Horsemen (3) Semi finals Game 1

Fat Cats all about business in their first playoff game.

A team that sees success on a yearly basis knows way to well how to deal with the pressure and to turn up the intensity when needed. Tonight, was no different as they brought forth their best effort and showed the Horsemen, they will have an extremely difficult battle to come out on top. The Fat Cats used their entire lineup tonight to take advantage using six different goal scorers and G. Sangiovanni was at the top of his game pushing away almost twenty shots.

(8) Mighty Drunks vs Knights (4) Semi finals Game 1

The Knights allowed the Mighty Drunks to walk all over them during the first two periods.

From the initial ball drop the Mighty Drunks were all over the Knights having goalie S. Sauk number scoring eight unanswered goals. Once the hole was to big to overcome the Knights finally woke up in the third and starting to slowly clay themselves back into the game. But the hole was to large to overcome. The Knights will need a better start if they wish to get a better result in their next game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Adamou of the Left Wings. When the going gets tough the best player on the field will always find a way to increase his gameplay and come up on top. Tonight, was no different as he scored three very important goals and set up another one.

2018-12-04
D Tuesday

D Tuesday

Tuesday December 4

(1) Capitals vs Punishers (4)

Punishers start the night off strong dominating the Capitals.

From the start of the game the game the Punishers started the night in the most productive way. C. Gingras continues to cause havoc on the division and got his team to a strong start scoring two unanswered goals. Midway thru the second J. Rochon got his team on the board but that was all the Capitals were able to muster on this night.

(6) Arez vs Punishers (2)

Second game does not go as planned as Punishers don’t have the legs to close it out.

Both teams kept it close for the longest time as they each scored two goals a piece. But as the game wore on it became evident that the Punishers were tired from their previously played game and that it would not be easy to close this game out. Arez took advantage of the tired other side as four different players scored to take a commanding lead and halt any potential risk of the Punishers coming back into the game. With this important win Arez secures their place in the playoffs ending their season on the right note.

(8) Bramabulls (Tues) vs The Blast (1)

Bramabulls finish season in fashionable way, entering the playoffs with momentum.

In a very important night, nothing seemed like it could go wrong for the Bramabulls who certainly wanted all the chips in their hand entering the playoffs. The team scored in bunches and the majority of the bench accumulated multiple points. C. Fragkiudakis was the sole player to solve M. Dorismond twice as he accumulated a total of four points. While on the other side G. Follano played a solid game pushing away all but one shot.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Haber of Arez. In the most important game of the season the Arez needed all their players to step up and come up big to secure their spot in the playoffs. Patrick Haber did just that scoring two important goals and setting up another one.

The D Tuesday division semi final match ups are as follows:

(1) Capitals vs Arez (4) The offensive juggernaut is going up against the hard-working team. The Arez will be in your face from the start of the game until the finish, the Capitals will need to be patient and wait for their opportunities.

(2) Punishers vs Bramabulls (3) The two talented teams will match up and demonstrate their offensive capabilities during the entire night. Both teams will most probably go pound for pound and will need their goaltenders to stand on their head to try and get a slight advantage.

35+ Masters Quarter Final

Masters (35+)

Tuesday December 4

(3) Hawks vs Stones (6) Quarter finals

Late push wakes up Stones and saves their season.

With the playoffs starting, a new season began for all the teams. The Stones did not bring their A game early on in the game the game demonstrating that this do or die game may be over before it started. The Hawks bounced on their opportunities and took a one goal lead into the second. When the Stones finally woke up thanks in large part to M. Gagnon and K. Tsoukalas who each scored two important goals to help their team move forward to the semis.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathias Gagnon of the Stones. Mathias put everything he had on the court in such an important game making sure his team go to see the light of day and move on to the semis.

The Masters (35+) division semi final match ups are as follows:

(1) The Peters vs Stones (5) The Peters will demonstrate their offensive power while the Stones will need the A game of everyone on their roster to minimize the possible damage The Peters may create.

(2) Bramabulls vs HBHA (3) Two teams playing a closely identical game will see both teams battle until the last minute. Each captain will need to come up with a strong game plan to try and gain any type of advantage.

2018-12-03
4x4 Monday

4 X 4 Monday

Thursday December

J. Courteau caused havoc from the initial ball drop until the dying seconds of the game.

Whatever the Degenerates did tonight it seemed like the Black Eagles did not have an answer for them. The Degenerates were all over the placed and controlled the game especially power forward J. Courteau who caused the majority of the havoc for his club scoring a total of seven goals and setting up another one. The Black Eagles will need to forget about this night real quickly and get back to their better ways with the playoffs right around the corner.

(0) Black Eagles vs Degenerates (7)

(2) Black Eagles vs Degenerates (4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Degenerates. The skilled power forward continued to cause havoc in the division scoring seven goals against an unmatched opponent.

The 4X4 Division 1 quarter finals match ups are as follows:

Division 1

(4) Carmoni vs The Corporation (5) In there do or die game anyone can prevail, both teams will need a full bench to compete and keep up with the other side, this one should be a buzzer beater.

The 4X4 Division 2 semi finals match ups are as follows:

Division 2

(1) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (4) The Chic Choc will need to continue their dominant offensive game and keep bringing it to the other side. The Black Eagles will not be able to go pound for pound against their counterpart and will need a strong defensive showing.

(2) Timer vs Degenerates (3) Two long time foes match up in the semis with both teams having lots of playoff experience each one will play a patient game and wait for their chances to jump on a quick lead.

4X4 Monday

Sunday December 2

1 Timer run out of gas near the end of the second game allow the Black Eagles to steal valuable points.From the initial ball drop, the 1 Timers were in full control of the game, controlling not only the majority of the scoring chances but also the scoreboard. T. Daigneault was a force to be reckoned with tonight scoring four unanswered goals. But as the second period of the second game came to an end the potent offense of the 1 Timers dried up and allowed the Black Eagles capture the second game of the night and splitting their contests.

(6) 1 Timer vs Black Eagles (0)

(3) 1 Timer vs Black Eagles (5)

Monday December 3

Armadillos learn from their first game errors and eliminate all potential scoring chances from the Punishers.The Armadillos seemed like the team to beat tonight, from a great start to game one scoring four unanswered goals in the first period to completely collapsing and allowing the opposition to regain control and score six goals against them. S. Athanasopoulos and K. Tsoukalas were the main reasons of the comeback scoring two goals a piece. Once the second game started the Armadillos did not make the same mistake twice by essentially eliminating all potential scoring chances and taking a comfortable lead into the second period. The Armadillos used a team effort to score all four goals and C. Stavriadis pushed away all the shots he faced in the second game.

(6) Punishers (Mon) vs Armadillos (5)

(0) Punishers (Mon) vs Armadillos (4)

Degenerates not able to contain J. Farrese who single handily carried his team to the win. The Degenerates should have had one game plan tonight and that was to contain J. Farrese. The skilled forward was all over the place for his club contributing migratorily on the offensive side of the game collecting nine points. The Degenerates were not really able to produce much on a very silent night until the second game where F. Nasser scored two important goals, but that lead was short lived.

(0) Degenerates vs Chic Choc (5)

(3) Degenerates vs Chic Choc (8)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Farrese of Chic Choc. The skilled forward carried his team in the last two games of the season collecting nine points in the making to prove his worth at the most opportune time.

Premier League

Premier League

Monday December 3

(9) Black Knights vs United Armenians (2)

Black Knights too much to handle tonight as they convert the majority of their chances.

The United Armenians try on a nightly basis to perform and play a strong defensive game. Unfortunately for them, the Black Knights took advantage of their chances and scored multiple goals on G. Follano. S. Musacchio and G. Gelinas were the sole players to score multiple goals as J. Gagne continues to produce on a nightly basis producing another five points. G. Jerjian and R. Vartazarmian were the sole players to produce and show some sort of life for the United Armenians.

 

Tuesday December 4

(6)GK vs Black Knights (4)

First place goes to GK after defeating Black Knights in final show down.

This game was the last game of the regular season in the Premier division before playoffs begin next week.  The outcome of the game was important to both teams as the winner of the game would clinch 1rst place and home field advantage.

The first team to score was GK P. Genereux with 1:30 gone in the 1st  period giving GK a 1-0 lead.  Black Knights strike back quickly with J. Gagne slap shot from center ice tying game UP 1-1.  As the 2nd  period began we could see the intensity and skill.  Black Knights had a few defensive break downs allowing GK to score 2 goals taking a 3-1 lead.  Black Knights struck back O. Wahid gets the goals making it 3-2 at this point.  GK answered back with a goal from K. Vincent making the score 4-2.  The intensity of the Black Knights showed as they were able to tie the game with 2 goals from S. Rodrigue and a beautiful power play goal by Y. Tifu.  Both teams walked into the 3rd  period tied.  The final minute of the 3rd period decided the game, J. Gagne was sprung on a breakaway only to be turned aside by the GK netminder.  On the transition play J. Bradley was able to put a shot passed G. Vermette  giving GK a 5-4 lead with 1 minute left.  With everything on the line for Black Knights they pull there goalie, but only to have GK score in the empty net securing the win 6-4. 

Defensemen C. Mackenzie said after the game that he has not seen great hockey like this in a while. 

Playoffs begin next week with the semi match ups as follows

GK  vs  (4)  United Armenians Black Knights  vs  (3)  River Rats
2018-12-02
E Division

E-Sunday

Sunday December 2

(4) Shockers vs Lynx (3)

Late push cut short as T. Debonis secures the win.

The two top place teams in the division went up against each other tonight trying to secure their dominance entering the post season and making sure momentum is on their side. The Shockers got off to a better start grabbing a commanding lead with J. Blunt producing the majority of the offense. As the Lynx started to mount a comeback, cutting the lead down to one. T. Debonis made sure to secure the win. With less than a minute to go the Lynx were able to cut the lead once again but time ran out on their comeback.

(6) Butchers vs Fatal Demons (8)

Fatal Demons produce in numbers in their last game of the season.

With one last game to the season the Fatal Demons wanted to leave everything on the table by showing off the offense they were suppose to have all season long. By taking an early lead thanks in part to the offense they received by their defenseman. K. Araujo is known for his offensive skill carrying the majority of his team scoring three goals and producing an assist. While on the other side E. Nardelli scored half the goals and was able to complete his natural hat trick with less than 2 minutes to go.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyler Debonis of the Shockers. With less than a minute to go the talented forward any hope of his opponent successfully mounting a comeback by scoring one last goal.

2018-11-30
Masters 35+ division

Friday November 30

(3)Bramabulls vs HBHA(6)

D.Andrade’s hat trick lifts HBHA past Bramabulls

D.Andrade made every shift count on Friday night. The hardnosed forward kept his foot to the pedal and by doing so he scored once in every frame to record a hat trick. It’s what comes to be expected from-players who work hard while having the skill to do good things with the ball. The HBHA have a pool of solid players as do the Bramabulls, but it was J.Kontitsis and his crew that approached the game in the right manner. By grabbing a 2-0 first period lead, the HBHA put themselves in a favourable position, and the Bramabulls felt like they were hitting a wall every time to try and bounce back. P.Charbonneau made plenty happen despite the loss scoring once while setting up two teammates.

(3)Hawks vs The Peters(4) O.T

The Peters strike late to edge out Hawks

There were many pesky players in this battle between the Peters and the Hawks. With that kind of intensity, everyone tends to elevate their game and fight hard on every play. Sometimes it goes one way and sometimes the other but in the end only one play decided the outcome. The Peters smelled blood when the Hawks took a late penalty and made them pay thanks to M.Crialese fighting hard to pounce on a loose ball. Both teams relied on good defense which often translates into good offense. The Hawks played close to one another and simply waited for their opportunities having no choice against some highly skilled players. The game could have tilted more in the Peters favour if not for P.Assadi, who was stellar between the pipes. As frustrating as the loss was for the Hawks, bringing the Peters to its final moments of a game can only have positive implications moving forward. A.Moscato had a good outing scoring twice in the loss.

(4)Hellas vs HBHA(10)

HBHA out number Hellas in landslide

It’s what came to be expected. Hellas has seen their season fade away by never addressing an important problem in order to compete, and that is a deep roster. Even though the players have the skill set and capacity to compete with any opponent, the required pace just isn’t there over the course of a hockey game. Their only chance is to start strong, build a lead and bear down defensively while getting exceptional goaltending. Neither of those factors came into play. Instead, The HBHA stormed out of the gate with three first period goals and never looked back en route to an easy win. P.Doulis bagged a hat trick while L.Loizou and his captain J.Kontitsis riffled two goals each.

(6)Bramabulls vs Stones(3)

Captain A.DiPerna sets the tone for Bramabulls

The Bramabulls captain absolutely set the tone with his play, which was just on another level. After getting his team off to a great start on two goals, A.DiPerna wasn’t done yet adding two more helpers to maintain control of the match. The whole team was able to follow his leadership rebounding-from an earlier loss. Marco Diaco, also matched his captains performance that included his patented slap shot late in the game. Both sides entered this contest with nothing on the line. The Bramabulls knew they were facing the HBHA no matter what place they finished in. As for the Stones, fifth place was locked in due to their favourable differential over Hellas.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony DiPerna of the Bramabulls. Unhappy with the way things ended versus the HBHA, the captain made it a point to rebound his club with four points in the second match of a double header night.

These games conclude the Maters 35+ division regular season. With the top three teams secured a semi-final spot, the fourth place Hawks will need to take on the fifth place Stones to see who will advance. That game will be played Tuesday at 8:00. The winner will eventually take on the first place Peters on the Friday in a best of three semi-final round. The other game features the HBHA and the Bramabulls.

2018-11-29
E Division

Thursday November 29

(5)Smooth Sailors vs Legends(6)

Smooth Sailors fight back late before falling to Legends

Its never enough no matter how big the lead is against the Smooth Sailors. But rather than playing-from behind, the Legends put themselves in a better position early on winning the first period 3-1.A.Jalilvand provided two big goals for the two goal cushion and E.Gabrielli couldn't have scored a more beautiful marker late in the second period for a 5-1 lead. Gabrielli was trying to kill off a penalty but did it one better by battling out of a corner with a player on him only to find himself in front of the oppositions net where he faked out the net minder for a high lite reel goal. Nobody-from the Legends expected it, including Gabrielli. If the Legends planned to play the same way by the third than their night would have been stress free. Instead, the air changed and the Smooth Sailors took over. C.Palermo, A.Rapone and M.Testolina each took turns finding the back of the net. The only problem for the Smooth Sailors during that sequence was that S.Koulieris completely fooled R.Ricaurte on a quick wrist shot. The Smooth Sailors came close a few times to tying the game but R.Ranieri remained focused in net no matter how much pressure was coming his way.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Enzo Gabrielli of the Legends. Gabrielli scored on an incredible individual effort late in the second period shorthanded to put his club in the drivers seat heading into the third period

2018-11-28
F Division

Wednesday November 28

(4)Fat Cats vs Horsemen (10)

Horsemen Maul Fat Cats in must win game

The urgency of what was a must win game kicked in for the Horsemen on Wednesday night. Not only they got the three points to almost secure a playoff sport, but won by a reasonable margin to nearly guarantee one. The six goal difference gives them an enormous chance to extend the season where they'll hope to duplicate what they did versus the Fat Cats.  G.Sangiovanni had a nightmare start allowing five goals in the first period alone. Maybe the Fat Cats didn't approach this contest with much care but surely they couldn't be happy on how brutal it ended. J.Rabchuk piled on four goals, T.Zermalias buried a pair for the win while J.Mancini did more than his share posting three goals in the loss.

(5)Left Wings vs Kentucky Blue(2)

S.Longo's third period madness puts Left Wings in driver's seat

For a regular season game, this contest was treated as a do or die match up for the two sides. The formula was quite simple, win and your likely in, or lose and chances are you're out. The Left Wings had the better start mounting a 2-0 lead after one period with goals-from G.Gaitanis and J.Tzanetakos. With the onus on the Kentucky Blue to try and fight back, they just couldn't score in time. The match was already 4-0 and put out of reach when M.DeTorre finally got his club on board. Prior to the goal, S.Longo was absolutely electric in the final frame posting three goals for a quick hat trick. This result secures a playoff spot for the Left Wings. As for the Kentucky Blue, unless they win by a seven goal margin in tomorrow's match with the Underdogs, then their season will come to a halt.

(4)Knights vs Carnage (5) O.T

Knights fail to protect massive lead, collapse in overtime

The Knights regular season ended with a thud on Wednesday night. From-everything being roses, turned into an instant downfall when it was said and done. The worse part about it was that Carnage used three third period goals all coming in the last two minutes of play. In any event, that kind of downfall is unacceptable no matter what the circumstances. The only positive the Knights can-take from this is to assume it's never over until it's over, a valuable lesson that will stick with them with the playoffs looming only a week away. And while the Knights look at this as a collapse, Carnage may have a different perspective on it. By never giving up, they got rewarded on late heroics-from four different goal scores. P.Stroubakis was behind setting up M.Pace's late equaliser and J.Di Marco's overtime winner.

(4)Decepticons vs Underdogs (7)

Big third period helps Underdogs strive for first place

By winning a huge third period, the Underdogs gave themselves a chance to pass the Fat Cats in tomorrow's last regular season game for first place. The Underdogs demonstrated that they were a hungrier team and used their energy to pull away. W.Abboud and his captain J.Constantin did much of the scoring with two goals apiece. F.Nasser and M-A Haber were also contributing factors as both players combined for six points. Even though it won't be their ultimate goal, the Underdogs will attempt to defeat the Kentucky Blue for a first place finish.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sonny Longo of the Left Wings. In the third period alone, the quick forward damaged the Kentucky Blue's playoff hopes by bagging three markers.

The F1 division semi final match ups are as follows:

(1)Underdogs vs Left Wings(4) The Underdogs will battle the entire time and unless the Left Wings match the work ethique look for the division leaders to prevail

(2)Fat Cats vs Horsemen(3) Two teams heading in opposite direction may factor the Horsemen to cause a surprise. But if the Fat Cats get back to their winning ways the task will be difficult

As for the F2 division, the match ups are as follows:

(1) Carnage vs Decepticons(4) Even though Carnage is a well rounded squad that has a deep line up, there will no guarantees in this series. The Decepticons carry the luxury of having a few game changers such as N.Delia, Y.Leroux  and M.Deninno just to name a few. And unless they are properly contained, this series can go either way.

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (3) It wasn't too long ago that the Knights stunned the Mighty Drunks with a 2-1 victory. The reason why it was so shocking was due to the fact that the Knights did it with a very short bench. Unless the Knights repeat a similar performance, look for the Mighty Drunks to grind it out.

F Division

Wednesday November 28

(4)Fat Cats vs Horsemen (10)

Horsemen Maul Fat Cats in must win game

The urgency of what was a must win game kicked in for the Horsemen on Wednesday night. Not only they got the three points to almost secure a playoff sport, but won by a reasonable margin to nearly guarantee one. The six goal difference gives them an enormous chance to extend the season where they'll hope to duplicate what they did versus the Fat Cats.  G.Sangiovanni had a nightmare start allowing five goals in the first period alone. Maybe the Fat Cats didn't approach this contest with much care but surely they couldn't be happy on how brutal it ended. J.Rabchuk piled on four goals, T.Zermalias buried a pair for the win while J.Mancini did more than his share posting three goals in the loss.

(5)Left Wings vs Kentucky Blue(2)

S.Longo's third period madness puts Left Wings in driver's seat

For a regular season game, this contest was treated as a do or die match up for the two sides. The formula was quite simple, win and your likely in, or lose and chances are you're out. The Left Wings had the better start mounting a 2-0 lead after one period with goals-from G.Gaitanis and J.Tzanetakos. With the onus on the Kentucky Blue to try and fight back, they just couldn't score in time. The match was already 4-0 and put out of reach when M.DeTorre finally got his club on board. Prior to the goal, S.Longo was absolutely electric in the final frame posting three goals for a quick hat trick. This result secures a playoff spot for the Left Wings. As for the Kentucky Blue, unless they win by a seven goal margin in tomorrow's match with the Underdogs, then their season will come to a halt.

(4)Knights vs Carnage (5) O.T

Knights fail to protect massive lead, collapse in overtime

The Knights regular season ended with a thud on Wednesday night. From-everything being roses, turned into an instant downfall when it was said and done. The worse part about it was that Carnage used three third period goals all coming in the last two minutes of play. In any event, that kind of downfall is unacceptable no matter what the circumstances. The only positive the Knights can-take from this is to assume it's never over until it's over, a valuable lesson that will stick with them with the playoffs looming only a week away. And while the Knights look at this as a collapse, Carnage may have a different perspective on it. By never giving up, they got rewarded on late heroics-from four different goal scores. P.Stroubakis was behind setting up M.Pace's late equaliser and J.Di Marco's overtime winner.

(4)Decepticons vs Underdogs (7)

Big third period helps Underdogs strive for first place

By winning a huge third period, the Underdogs gave themselves a chance to pass the Fat Cats in tomorrow's last regular season game for first place. The Underdogs demonstrated that they were a hungrier team and used their energy to pull away. W.Abboud and his captain J.Constantin did much of the scoring with two goals apiece. F.Nasser and M-A Haber were also contributing factors as both players combined for six points. Even though it won't be their ultimate goal, the Underdogs will attempt to defeat the Kentucky Blue for a first place finish.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sonny Longo of the Left Wings. In the third period alone, the quick forward damaged the Kentucky Blue's playoff hopes by bagging three markers.

The F1 division will be completed once the Kentucky Blue and the Underdogs take action on Thursday night. That game has plenty of significance for the two sides. The Underdogs will look to overtake the Fat Cats for first place while the Kentucky Blue will need to play the game of their lives in order to make the post season.

As for the F2 division, their regular season has come to an end. All four teams will be heading to the playoffs in a best of three semi finals. The match ups are as follow:

(1) Carnage vs Decepticons(4) Even though Carnage is a well rounded squad that has a deep line up, there will no guarantees in this series. The Decepticons carry the luxury of having a few game changers such as N.Delia, Y.Leroux  and M.Deninno just to name a few. And unless they are properly contained, this series can go either way.

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (3) It wasn't too long ago that the Knights stunned the Mighty Drunks with a 2-1 victory. The reason why it was so shocking was due to the fact that the Knights did it with a very short bench. Unless the Knights repeat a similar performance, look for the Mighty Drunks to grind it out.

2018-11-27
D Division

Tuesday November 27

(6)Capitals vs Bramabulls(0)

M-A Morin overwhelms Bulls with four goals

The Capitals keep rolling through the division thanks to a four goal performance by M-A Morin and a 25 save shutout out-from C.Fortin. Both sides remained scoreless for just over half the game before C.St-Hilaire got the Capitals on board. It was shortly after that M-A Morin started to cause fits for the Bramabulls. In only one minute, Morin strung together two goals to help close out a dominant second period. The problem for the Bramabulls didn't stop there despite having one entire frame to bounce back. Clearly, M-A Morin wasn't done yet has he added two more tallies for his fourth of the match. The Bramabulls knew going in how difficult the challenge would be, and even though they lost the game, this wasn't what they were expecting. The good news was that they had a second game looming giving them enough time to bounce back-from a disappointing performance.

(3)Punishers vs The Blast(0)

A.Bitsakis stops all 27 shots to earn a shutout for the Punishers

Surely the Punishers cant say enough about the play of A.Bitsakis. Its one thing when you have scoring power up front along with a solid defence, but when you add the final piece between the net, you became that much harder to beat. The Blast realised it in this contest unable to solve Bitsakis at any moment. The goaltender was never once phased stopping everything his way which only built confidence for the players in front of him. A.Laramee scored an early goal for the Punishers and eventually added his second by the four minute mark of the third period. Then, just to reassure the win, P.Karvouriaris capped it off late on a power play marker.

(1)AREZ vs Bramabulls(3)

Third period goals end dry spell for the Bramabulls

The Bramabulls must have been wondering if they were ever going to score in a double header night. After going scoreless versus the Capitals only an hour earlier, the same problem seemed to carry over, at least for two entire periods. Up until that point, P.Haber had scored for AREZ with the games lone marker. Sometimes it takes only one tally to break the ice and end a frustrating cycle offensively. And surely enough, that goal eventually came early in the third period for the Bramabulls. A.Moffa finally figured out C.Malkoun and the Bramabulls had something to celebrate about. Still, the mission wasn't accomplished as both sides were fighting for the win. Unfortunately for the AREZ, a tripping penalty enabled C.Palermo to pull the Bramabulls in front for the first time all night. By that point, over eight minutes was remaining for a response-from the AREZ. But with the Bramabulls committed to bear down and defend while getting exceptional goaltending-from G.Follano, that goal never came.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M-A Morin of the Capitals. Anytime a player scores four times in a game, its because he has nose for the net. M-A Morin showed his ability once more striking four consecutive times against a team that prides themselves on good defense.

Masters 35+ division

Tuesday November 27

(3)Hellas vs Hawks(6)

Hawks bounce back after slow start

With both teams playing on a depleted line up, a good start would usually suggest for a favorable finish. Hellas put themselves in that position building a 3-1 lead just prior to the half way mark of the match. Knowing how crucial the next tally would be, Q.Joseph was able to provide it for the Hawks. Then, as the second period was winding down to its final moments, P.Santullo beat S.Sauk just in time to level. Both sides still had fifteen minutes to prevail, but clearly the momentum was on the Hawks side, who had no pressure in what was a meaningless game for them. However, the same couldn't be said for Hellas as they were fighting for a playoff spot. Unfortunately, and even though the two teams were short, Hellas had nothing left by the third period. P.Santullo added his second as did S.Robineault to secure a double up victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Nehme of the Hawks. The veteran d-man had just finished playing two games prior to this one and showed no signs of fatigue by winning plenty of battles along the boards.

2018-11-26
Premier division

Monday November 26

(3)United Armenians vs GK(6)

K.Kuczmarski, A.Mirolla rally GK in third period

K.Kuczmarski and A.Mirolla made the court their personal play ground in the GK's rousing third period rally. Up until that point, the United Armenians seemed poised to collect their first victory carrying a 3-2 lead heading into the final frame. Then, in the span of less than a minute, K.Kuczmarski and A.Mirolla began connecting and took over scoring two goals each. Kuczmarski had already tallied early on before completing his hat trick late in the game. All it took was one dominant period to make the difference. The United Armenians had everything going for them and couldn't have asked for a better match except for a slight let down that shifted the contest. T.Pham notched the other marker along with two helpers for the GK while Y.Nazarian, C.Fragkiudakis and D.Budaghgan each scored for the United Armenians.

Tuesday November 27

(2)River Rats vs Black Knights(5)

Black Knights, River Rats rivalry alive and well again

Tuesday night's game between two familiar opponents had all the elements of what a hockey game has to offer. For those who prefer skill, there was plenty of it, for those who appreciate solid goaltending, C.Stavriadis and G.Vermette were on top of their game and finally if good intensity is what you are into than this match did not disappoint. With the help of a good start, the Black Knights pulled ahead after one period for a 2-0 lead. D.Provost-Jarry had an immediate response early in the second period for the River Rats, who hoped to finish the frame stronger knowing that this contest could easily go down to the wire. However, the Black Knights weren't interested in playing a cautious game as they kept the pressure that resulted in two more tallies courtesy of L.Bourgault and D.Landucci. Similar to how the second period began, the River Rats tallied another quick goal, this time-from M.Cerone. Even if the River Rats trailed for long stretches, one thing's for sure, is that they'll never give up. That kind of message is clearly sent by some of their leaders such as M.Richard, F.Dominianni and M.Crialese just to name a few. The River Rats nearly made things interesting to pull within one when awarded a power play. Instead, G.Vermette remained sharp as the Black Knights best penalty killer keeping the two goal margin. Other key factors for the win included P.Musto's heads up play resulting in four helpers along with Y.Tifu winning many face-offs for instant ball possession.

(11)GK vs United Armenians (4)

GK respecting United Armenians-from the get go

Unlike their previous game only a night ago, the GK made it a point to not take their opponent for granted. Their early onslaught of four first period goals allowed them to play with less pressure for the duration of the match. The United Armenians did eventually find their touch posting two goals-from G.Jerjian and ATachedjian but failed to win the second frame. By that point, the GK just went about their business scoring when the chances occurred. K.Vincent led the way with goals in every frame for a hat trick. Next in line saw J.Bradley chip in with a pair as part of a six point performance. As much as the players put up a good showing, coaching teams plays a big part in it as well. D.Nguyen settled his troops prior to the game sending an important early message. And although G.Missakian has a different view point-from behind the bench, his vision is hailed and strikes the ideal balance between being hard liner and a player's coach. By running plenty of practices coupled with some hard decision making, G.Missakian will often get the full capacity of his players.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Musto of the Black Knights. Somehow, the veteran keeps finding a way to remain in full form. Musto was responsible for setting up four of the five Black Knights goals in a 5-2 win over the River Rats.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 26

1 Timer caught sleeping early but wake up to finish strong

The 1 Timer appeared as if they were not ready for the opening game with the Chic Choc. At no point during the opening frame did they look interested in playing allowing five consecutive tallies. With J-R Lemay leading the way on two markers, D-O Trinque brought it a step further bagging three straight goals for a hat trick. Surely, the 1 Timer were only looking ahead knowing that this contest was left to dry. And by eventually regrouping, the men in orange flipped the script, at least by keeping it very close. Neither team was able to grab a lead after two periods leaving all but a shootout. Each side then sent three of their confident players to show off their skills. However, the skill set was drawn more-from the net minders. Y.Belkassem of the Chic Choc was the only player to score while F.Peloquin stood tall once again denying all three shooters after posting a shutout in the previous match. M.Ethier scored twice for the Chic Choc while T.Daigneault and J.Guye-Perrault combined for four points for the 1 Timer.

(0)1 Timer vs Chic Choc(6)

(4)Chic Choc vs 1 Timer(3) S.O

C.Stavriadis helps even the score with Legacy by recording shutout

Despite their slow start, Legacy used only 25 seconds in the second period to get the ball rolling. Good teams know how to pick their spots and it showed when G.Pisanelli and D.Bertrand erased a two goal deficit in no time. By the end of it all, breakaways were required for a potential outcome. Since team's don't have a scouting report on certain players, Legacy felt that their captain G.Panagiotopoulos would be the right fit to throw their opponent off. Unfortunately, some oily hands got in the way, and D.Bertrand had to come in to take care of business en route to a 3-2 victory. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Armadillos made it a point to play a perfect game .A scoreless first period turned eventually tuned into a barn burner with the Armadillos striking three straight times. J.Kontitsis, P.Lapointe and M.DoCouto all took turns finding the back of the net while C.Stavriadis reminded everyone what a huge factor he continues to be for the Armadillos.

(3)Legacy vs Armadillos (2) S.O

(3)Armadillos vs Legacy(0)

Corporation rebound-from opening game embarrassment

With the Punishers deserving all the props for what they did early on, the Corporation had some looking in the mirror to do after the period was over. Down 4-0 in a two period format versus the Punishers, every single player knew the odds were stacked for anything funny to happen. The only thing that the Corporation tried to do was to beat M.Melo at least once. Despite peppering the net minder with enough shots along with glorious chances, nothing was working. Melo was simply that good and the Punishers had only the next game to worry about. However, relying on brilliant goaltending can only take you so far. Granted, Melo was sharper than a razor blade denying at least a hand full of scoring chances early on but how much can one man do. Eventually, and by putting together a stronger effort, the benefits started to pay off for the Corporation. P.Stroubakis used his speed resulting in four points that included hat trick. G.DeMarinis was also primed as the intense forward bagged two nice goals. After being left alone in the opening game, L.Dias had more help in front of him and was a key part for the victory making many key stops.

(4)Punishers vs The Corporation (0)

(6)The Corporation vs Punishers (3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Perry Stroubakis of the Corporation. By utilising his speed and vision, the highly skilled forward had his hand involved in four goals that helped rebound his team-from an embarrassing loss.

Tuesday November 27

Les Carmoni cruise in both wins over Black Eagles

Les Carmoni had no issues in both their wins as they cruised to an 8-1 victory while capping it off 5-2 in the second encounter. C.Desmarais, L-C.Desmarais and J.Gosselin each took turns bagging two apiece. The only bright spot that the Black Eagles took was when S.Bois-Chasse broke P.Corbin's shutout. Other than that, the Black Eagles were just focusing for the second match. They did manage a better outing but still ran into the same problem of giving up three first period goals. It took only five minutes into the encounter for Les Carmoni to dictate the terms. M.Jobin opened and closed the scoring in the win while F.Bois-Chasse and D-A Demers took care of the offense for the Black Eagles.

(8)Les Carmoni vs Black Eagles(1)

(2)Black Eagles vs Les Carmoni(5)

Thursday November 29

One little minute was all it took for Legacy to trade wins with Corporation

Entering tonight's games, neither teams were to concerned on how the standings would be affected. Both sides have isolated their positions and the focus was only to play the game. However, it still did require an all out effort with the two sides wanting to win regardless. The Corporation battled extremely hard with only five players by taking a big second period en route to a 4-3 victory. On the flip side, Legacy weren't many either having only two changes to their bench. Even though its a meaningless match, Legacy do have plenty of pride and wanted nothing more than a split. The problem was that the Corporation wasn't going to make it easy for their opponent. They led throughout most of the encounter thanks to Y.Derohannessian and P.Stroubakis combining for six points while getting some incredible saves-from C.Confuorti. And no matter how valiant the effort was, its just never over against some of the talent that Legacy has. Down 4-3 with only one minute remaining, the big guns decided to kick in. First, G.Pisanelli used a blistering slap shot to tie the game, and then with only 6 seconds left on the clock, P.Assadi was at that right place at the right time to pounce on the winner.

(4)The Corporation vs Legacy(3)

(4)Legacy vs The Corporation(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cameron Confuorti of the Corporation. Apart from-making enough basic key saves, the net minder stole the show with high robbery stops on at least three occasions that should have been sure goals.

2018-11-22
E Division

Thursday November 22

(4)Smooth Sailors vs Raging Rhinos(7)

Late Smooth Sailors push falls short

There's a funny thing about furious comebacks. If you complete one, it tends to wipe away all the sins that had been committed beforehand .But if you fall short, penance must be paid. That was the case with the Smooth Sailors in this particular contest. After falling behind 5-1 heading into the third period, the Smooth Sailors decided to wake up. C.Fragkiudakis notched his second right before Marco Diaco made it a one goal game. By then, the Raging Rhinos made sure to feed an empty cage to avoid any late disasters. The win came with scoring efforts-from seven different players with S.Labrecque leading the way accumulating five points.

(1)Butchers vs SBS Trashers(0) Inter-league

Butchers, C.Confuorti shut out Trashers

Despite having only eight players dressed, it didn't matter for the Butchers for how well C.Confuorti played between the pipes. The Butchers made it a point to play a sound defensive game while simply waiting for their breaks. Entering the game, the SBS Trahsers had the pressure to come out on top as their playoff hopes was on the line. And no matter how hard they tried to get at least one goal, something kept standing in the way. C.Confuorti was simply that good, displaying incredible saves while making the basic ones look so easy. With that kind of performance, the Butchers just fuelled-from it and kept working hard knowing that they had a chance. The contest looked like it needed extra time up until S.Robineault decided otherwise. After receiving a perfect pass-from S.Govas, the sniper put all his might into it giving R.Pampena almost no chance.

(5)Legends vs JLR Brossard(7)

JLR Brossard kept responding on Legends push back

Neither side really played their best hockey but it's the final result that counts in the end. The JLR Brossard always had the upper hand by playing with a lead. And it seemed like every time the Legends would come back, the JLR Brossard would respond. The difficulty of containing G.Pisanelli is a constant problem for all opponents that try to limit the damage. It seems no matter how hard every team tries, Pisanelli keeps finding a way. Tonight's case saw the highly skilled forward participate in five straight goals that helped set up M.Croteau on two occasions.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cameron Confuorti of the Butchers. On a night where the Butchers were sometimes under siege, the brilliant young net minder put the team on his back and led them to a hard fought 1-0 victory.

2018-11-21
F Division

Wednesday November 21

(3)Mighty Drunks vs Kentucky Blue(5)

Kentucky Blue edge Mighty Drunks on two late goals

Despite a tenacious team performance for nearly the entire game, the Mighty Drunks were unable to force extra time in their 5-3 loss to the Kentucky Blue. Locked in a 3-3 battle in the closing minutes of the third, the Kentucky Blue reeled off two late goals-from M.Broccoli and D.Landucci to take the match. The Kentucky Blue could have avoided the late drama if not for their delay of game penalty early on that led to a team goal for the Mighty Drunks. Once the second period began, J.DeSua helped set up P.Delli Colli on two occasions to get the ball rolling. Then, with both teams trading early goals by the third, a late push-from the Kentucky Blue sent them over the top.

(4)Knights vs Horsemen (3)

Y.St-Georges hat trick gives Knights 4-3 win over Horsemen

Y.St-Georges stole the show in this contest versus the Horsemen. He played a role in three of the four goals to complete a hat trick and was a terror-from the drop of the ball. The game was very evenly matched with both sides going scoreless in the first before trading two goals each by the second. It was in the final fifteen minutes of play that their top sniper came through for the Knights. After snapping a 2-2 tie, Y.St-Georges brought it a step further providing a two goal cushion only moments later. The Horsemen did respond late courtesy of M.Kardum but couldn't reach for an equaliser in time.

(5)Carnage vs Decepticons(3)

G.Gammieri's two big goals propels Carnage past Decepticons

If there was one area of their game that they could have tried to avoid was the amount of trips to the penalty box. The Decepticons wasted too many of their minutes with a man short and ultimately paid the price in the end. Carnage did have the luxury of playing with the lead forcing the Deceptions to make high risk plays. They did pull within one towards the end of the second period but that was as close as it got. G.Gammieri collected two second period points before adding his second early in the third for a two goal margin. J.Bourlakos would eventually ease the tension for Carnage by adding a late insurance marker.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick St-Georges of the Knights. His dominant play resulting in three goals keeps inspiring the Knights game in and game out.

2018-11-20
D Division

Tuesday November 20

(0)The Blast vs Punishers (3)

A.Laramee scores twice, A.Bitsakis earns shutout as Punishers blank Blast

A.Centis and A.Laramee had their hand in all three goals for the Punishers while A.Bitsakis never once flinched to earn a shutout. The Punishers played sound defense throughout the entire game limiting the Blast to only 12 shots. For how well the Punishers boxed out their opponent, the Blast needed to score first in this contest. Bitsakis wasn’t busy but still extremely hard to beat barely giving up any rebounds. E.Laramee opened the scoring and added his second for a 2-0 lead courtesy of a power play goal. This was a first of two games on a double header night for the Blast, who had no choice to look ahead and forget what just happened.

(3)The Blast vs Bramabulls(5)

Despite scoring three, The Blast goes empty handed

After failing to score in the previous encounter versus the Punishers, the Blast did find some of their scoring touch against the Bramabulls. The problem however occurred in the latter stages of the match. Perhaps it was a case of some fatigue as three late goals-from the Bramabulls ultimately doomed the Blast. Tied 2-2 and with less than half a period remaining, the Bramabulls put it into gear. It was-from that point on that the Blast couldn’t keep pace giving up three straight markers. And while the Bramabulls have the horses to beat you any given night, two particular players caused most of the havoc. A.Moffa and A.Mirolla were simply uncontainable as both players shared four points each.

(7)Capitals vs AREZ(3)

Slow start has no bearing for Capitals

Even though the Capitals didn’t get the start they wanted trailing 2-1 after one period, it just didn’t matter to the D Tuesday division giants. That being said, it did take a big third period in order to distance themselves-from a resilient opponent. AREZ couldn’t have played a better game up until that point. There work etiquette enabled them to keep pace while knowing that as long as the game remained close, a chance for a win would be conceivable. Unfortunately, the Capitals aren’t your average grinding team, and unless you can play a full out 45 minute game, the chances are minimal for a positive result. The onslaught was led by C.St-Hilaire, who scored at key times to collect a hat trick while C.Bezeau was able to close it out on two late goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alec Laramee of the Punishers. In a low scoring affair with the Blast, A.Laramee collected all three possible points that included two big goals.

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Masters 35+ division

Tuesday November 20

(8)The Peters vs Stones(5)

Captain J.Morina goes natural with first period hat trick

It took the Peters captain less than twelve minutes into the hockey game to complete a natural hat trick. At that rate, it looked like the Peters were going to smoke the Stones out but it wasn’t the case at all. Rather than calling it quits, the last two periods were very even with both sides trading the same amount of goals. By then, the Peters weren’t playing desperate knowing that the pressure was all on the Stones to mount a comeback. And while they did battle, they couldn’t gain any ground. J.Pantelis had a multi goal game in the loss. As for the Peters, only three players tallied out of the eight goals that went in. Leading the way, J.Morina notched half of them while R.Fazi and M.Deninno chipped in with a pair.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Morina of the Peters. There was no doubt that the captain was on top of his game. In the first period alone, J.Morina sent a strong message posting three unanswered goals as part of a five point performance.

2018-11-19
4 vs 4 Division

Sunday November 18

1 Timer enjoy a field day with Degenerates

When the few players started to walk into the dressing room and realised that there was way too much room to get dressed, that's when the Degenerates knew that there night would be long. Five players going up against a deeper younger team involves only one game plan and that's to box your opponent out and wait for your few chances. Unfortunately, neither worked and the 1 Timer did pretty much what they wanted in both games. T.Daigneault scored his clubs first two goals followed with K.Gagne, who also bagged a pair. The Degenerates did try and regroup for a better second encounter but failed miserably giving up four goals prior to the end of period. By that point, they just waited for their night to end. The 1 Timer added seven more goals in the second game that saw only three players find the back of the net. Leading the way was S.Gravel ,who sparked a hat trick while J.Guye-Perrault and K.Gagne chipped in with a pair. Plenty of those markers came with the help of T.Daigneault accumulating four more helpers to complete a productive night.

(5)1 Timer vs Degenerates (1)

(2)Degenerates vs 1 Timer(7)

Monday November 19

Legacy avenge Carmoni after dropping the ball

Luckily for Legacy this was only a regular season game. A slight 1-0 lead along with a power play to cap off the contest normally would hold up for such a team but not in this particular case. Les Carmoni pulled their goaltender just to have the same amount of players on the field and benefited when M.Baccari shot-from his own end to beat a screened M.Cormier. Then, barely seconds later, D.Desmarais made everyone's jaw drop with an incredible move to beat Cormier for a second time. That kind of finish only made Legacy angrier and primed for some pay back. After a quiet performance in the earlier contest, G.Pisanelli decided it was time to play. The skilled forward wasted no time making his presence felt scoring twice in the first period before completing his hat trick by the second. E.Girouard provided some insurance with a pair of late goals and T.Bozinakis was the master mind behind most of the offense setting up five markers.

(2)Les Carmoni vs Legacy (1)

(6)Legacy vs Les Carmoni(2)

Armadillos smoke Corporation twice with identical scores

It wasn't pretty, but perhaps expected when weighing the circumstances. The Corporation knew their night was going to be difficult against a stacked and much deeper bench. And even though there was an effort to battle, it just wasn't good enough. The Armadillos kept it simple breaking up plays while using a deadly counter attack. With quarterbacks such as G.Bouchard and K.Koutsogiannopoulos, the forwards have only to find themselves in open areas and bury their chances. Those plays happened way too many times resulting in 14 goals in only two games. G.Bouchard was the only multi goal scorer in the opening match as was P.Lapointe in the second meeting. The only highlight-from the other side of the court was the play of G.DeMarinis, who scored three out of the Corporations four goals.

(2)The Corporations vs Armadillos (7)

(7)Armadillos vs The Corporation (7)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Desmarais of Les Carmoni. The captain scored an incredible goal at an unbelievable time during the game. The match was tied 1-1 when Desmarais used his magic to fend off a defenseman while faking out the net minder.

Premier division

Monday November 19

(2)United Armenians vs Black Knights (4)

Late second period goals give Knights edge over Arms

Just when the United Armenians put themselves back in the game, the Black Knights would pull away even deeper. A.Melkonian gave the United Armenians plenty to celebrate after getting his club on board to tie the game 1-1.All it took was barely two minutes for a quick response-from the Black Knights. S.Musacchio snapped the tie right before M.Viau provided a two goal cushion. As deflating as that was, the Black Knights widened the gap early in the third period and the United Armenians knew they were done despite plenty of hockey left over. R.Vartazamian did have the finally say with the United Armenians last goal of the contest. M.Stinziani opened the scoring for the Black Knights sharing two points with his teammate A.Desrosiers. After facing 26 shots, G.Vermette took the decision over his counterpart G.Follano.

Tuesday November 20

(2)GK vs River Rats(6)

River Rats ride 6 goals in final period

It didn’t look like there was much happening for the River Rats in the first tier of this contest. Still, they only trailed 1-0 with loads of hockey left over. K.Kuczmarski opened the scoring for the GK, and L.Augustin was feeling fine in between the pipes riding a clean score sheet. That was up until the final frame hit. Whatever message was sent in between periods definitely worked for the River Rats. A team that looked discouraged to get on board was able to flip the script by striking six times. During that span, five different players took turns finding the back of the net that included two-from M.Crialese. The sniper was able to snap a 2-2 tie before sealing it late for his second of the night.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max Crisalese of the River Rats. As the only multi goal scorer of the game, the right handed sniper buried two goals, including the tie breaker that enabled the River Rats to never look back.

2018-11-16
Masters 35+ division

Friday November 16

(4)Stones VS HBHA (8)

HBHA does not let go of gas peddle, double up on the Stones

With the numbers on their side, the Stones should have played to their strengths on this night. But the eight man crew on the HBHA side took advantage of their chances and buried as many as they could early on to put the Stones in a hole. G. Lallis, P. Doulis, and D. Andrade did the most damage each bagging a pair of goals while the Stones used a group effort having four different players find the back of the net.

 (5) Bramabulls VS Hawks (3)

A tight battle comes to an end in the third when the Bramabulls find a way to get ahead

Two evenly teams matched up in their first game of the night as both teams exchanged three goals apiece during the first two periods. New addition G. Nehme to the Hawks left his mark early for his club notching two important goals to keep the game all tied up. Until the Bramabulls took control of the game in the third and took control of the faith of the game. J. Palmitano and M. Argiris each did their share notching a pair of goals for their club.

 (8) The Peters VS Hellas (6)

High scoring affair resolved with less than three minutes to go in the game

 Both teams decided to only play offense during the majority of the game as they each scored multiple goals. Until the Peters decided to shut the door with three minutes to go to insure the win. K. Araujo was a havoc all night long for the Peters, as the skilled defenseman had P. Furdaro's number scoring four goals and setting another one up. While on the other side only J. Morina and S. Mancini were the only player with a multi goal game.

 (4) Bramabulls VS Hawks (1)

Second game of night does not bring forth different results as Bramabulls win for a second time

With their second game of the night with only an hour rest final results do not really defer. With multiple players leaving from the Bramabulls they were left playing with a short bench, but it was the Hawks who seemed tired as the game wore on. Near the end of the second quarter the Bramabulls took advantage of their chances and took the lead. M. Argiris and M. Crapis were the lone players to find the back of the net for the Bramabulls. While A. Moscato was the sole player to solve C. Muccino during th second game who stopped forty shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mario Argiris of the Bramabulls. The skilled forward found the back of the net four times and stepped up in  big way in both games when the games were all tied up on this night.

2018-11-15
E Division

Thursday November 15

(4)SBS Trashers vs Legends (3) O.T

J.Scalia gives SBS Trashers what they deserve in OT versus Legends

Certainly the effort was there-from the SBS Trashers. They controlled much of the play, they hit the goal post a few times only to find themselves trailing 2-0 by the second period. The only difference up until that point was that they couldn't control their luck. However, that would eventually change as they netted the next three goals. J.Guerriero and P.Hodod combined for four points and the SBS Trashers took their first lead of the game. But the Legends did get a great opportunity to reply and send the game into overtime. M.Chenier received a perfect pass in the slot area-from M.Destounis and made his chance count with a potent one timer. The SBS Trashers knew the importance of winning this game if they plan on making the playoffs. Luckily enough, J.Scalia kept their hopes alive. The sniper tipped in a goal with only two minutes left in the game.

(4)JLR Brossard vs Raging Rhinos(5) O.T

Third period goals spark wild rally for Raging Rhinos

A  S.Pilon goal one minute into overtime was the decider as the Raging Rhinos rallied to stun the JLR Brossard. For two straight periods, it appeared as though the JLR Brossard would have no issues collecting easy points. After all, they scored four times with G.Pisanelli bagging a pair, and defended fairly well allowing only two goals. Then, as perhaps desperation kicked in, the Raging Rhinos changed the script on two quick goals. With the game deadlocked 4-4, neither side felt comfortable taking crazy chances which eventually sent this contest into extra time. It was by then that S.Pilon celebrated the victory with his second of the night.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Scalia of the SBS Trashers. If not for his sudden death winner, the SBS Trashers chances of making the playoffs would have been on life support.

2018-11-14
F Division

Wednesday November 14

(5)Decepticons vs Horsemen (6) S.O

Horsemen use third period rally, defeat Decepticons in shootout

The Horsemen scored three third period goals to rally for a 6-5 shootout win over the Decepticons. With the Horsemen trailing 4-1 after two periods, P.Sidhom,T.Zermalias and the captain V.Pandza all scored within a three and a half minute span. It's never a nice feeling when you control the game for well over two periods only to find yourself in a coin toss situation. Still, the Decepticons could have salvaged their night but fell once again in the short end. That's because T.Mader and M.Chartrand each scored in the breakaways while M.Deninno was the only Decepticon to get the better of M.Vinciguerra.

(3)Fat Cats vs Left Wings(6)

Fat Cats meet their match, lose first game after eight starts

When looking at the standings prior to the game, many would be on board on who would prevail. And while maybe that applied to the Fat Cats, the same couldn't be said for the Left Wings, who took the division leaders by surprise. A good early start that included a shorthanded goal was just what the doctor ordered for the Left Wings. By trailing 3-0, the Fat Cats were now forced to overcome what felt like a big mountain to climb. They did win the next frame 2-1 thanks to a pair of power play goals but still had a lot of work ahead of them. The Left Wings made it a point to keep defending well while remaining disciplined in order to avoid another penalty. Surely enough they held on to the game plan and benefited as well by posting two quick goals. G.Gaitanis scored twice along with an assist while J.Adamou quarterbacked most of the match resulting in four helpers.

(2)Knights vs Kentucky Blue(8)

Two good periods not good enough for the Knights

If this game had only two periods instead of three, the Knights would have felt fine with their overall game. Instead, they were stuck enduring an embarrassing final fifteen minutes of play. Granted, the Kentucky Blue do have the horses to make some teams heads spin for how quick they can be. M.Dettorre is one example as the skilled forward took over scoring twice in the third to complete his hat trick. James Tutino used an early third period power play goal to begin the onslaught while capping the night with the Kentucky Blue's eight tally of the game.

(6)Fat Cats vs Underdogs(5) O.T

Underdogs poor five on five play enables Fat Cats to prevail

Unable to kill four power play chances is one thing, but to allow a shorthanded goal late in the game is totally unacceptable. J.Constantin had every reason to be steaming knowing that his club deserved better. For the Fat Cats, they just went about their business and took advantage every time it presented itself. Perhaps, their biggest goal came late in the third period when D.Mili tied it up shorthanded. Even if the Underdogs didn't capitalise on their very own power play, they should have at the very least not concede one. The sad part was that there was more heartache to come. The Fat Cats were awarded another power play, this time in overtime where S.Hrivnak made sure to end it with his second of the contest. Looking back, the Underdogs may have felt paralyzed when it was said in done. It may have come as a frustrating loss but the Underdogs had no choice to look ahead in their double header night.

(1)Knights vs Underdogs (8)

Three players combine for all 8 goals, Underdogs have something to smile about

With both teams playing earlier and without a win, the odds were good that somebody would collect a victory. In this particular case, that team was the Underdogs even though they had no rest in between games. Surprisingly enough, only three players out of a total of eight goals that went in would score. M-A Haber and F.Nasser shared hat tricks while A.Sayed chipped in with a pair. On four straight markers, D.Mansour played the set up man. The only time the Knights got on board was in the third period when C.Ladas spoiled C.Malkoun's shutout.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sean Hrivnak of the Fat Cats. By collecting four power play points that included his second goal in overtime, the Fat Cats were able to mount an incredible comeback to steal-points from the Underdogs.

Thursday November 15

(1)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (2)

S.Sauk steals the show as Knights edge Mighty Drunks

S.Sauk was nearly perfect, stopping 34 of 35 shots to edge out the Mighty Drunks on Thursday night. The Knights had no choice to play well in front of their net minder, especially with only two spares to their bench. These types of games involve leads, a committed defensive effort along with solid goaltending. The Knights had all of it going for them. F.Bchara and K.Araujo took care of the scoring by the second period and S.Sauk kept frustrating his opponents up until the late stages of the game when Y.Dube finally solved him. By then, the Knights had all but four minutes and change to bleed the clock, in which they did en route to a remarkable victory.

2018-11-13
D Division

Tuesday November 13

(2)Punishers vs Capitals (3)

Resilient Capitals keep finding ways to win

It doesn't matter how pretty it looks, just as long as they find ways to win. The Capitals had to overcome a sloppy first period where the Punishers completely dominated with two straight goals. The good news was that time wasn't yet an issue-from that point on. Usually good teams tend to adjust and find ways to improve. And that's exactly what happened when M-A Morin finally got the Capitals on board. Still, they did trail after two periods but the gap was narrowed to only one. By that point, the Punishers may have felt they needed the next one knowing that the Capitals were within striking distance. Unfortunately, that goal didn't come and the Capitals made them pay posting two in a row. One minute and change was all that was left over when P.Beliveau snapped the late tie.

(2)AREZ vs Bramabulls(6)

D.Verta has two goals, three assists as Bramabulls beat AREZ 6-2

D.Verta had two goals and three assists to help the Bramabulls end a three game losing streak with a convincing 6-2 win over AREZ. The contest was already 3-1 after only one period. The Bramabulls, despite lots of hockey left over, weren't taking anything for granted. A.Moffa posted his second just passed the mid way mark. Then, with only one period remaining, D.Verta stamped it by bagging his two markers to finish with an impressive five point performance. G.Follano was beaten only twice on 24 shots to help put the Bramabulls back on track.

(4)AREZ vs The Blast(3)

AREZ finish strong in double header night on two power play goals

A.Haddad and M.El Kassar each had a power play goal and the AREZ made the Blast regret taking too many penalties. The extra visits to the penalty box may have perhaps decided the outcome for how close it was. But it wasn't a power play goal that snapped a third period 3-3 tie. After getting on board late in the first period, A.Haddad still a little more in the tank by riffling his second right after G.Bien-Aime also buried his second for the Blast.Even though the AREZ played their sixth period in only three hours, the effort was in full force to protect the slight lead en route to a victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Bramabulls. In a desperate need for a win, D.Verta's two goals and three assists helped snap a three game losing skit for the Bramabulls.

2018-11-12
Premier division

Monday November 12

(4)River Rats vs United Armenians (1)

River Rats jump on United Armenians early and never look back

The River Rats were in rhythm and the United Armenians looked rusty. Or, maybe the River Rats were just that good on Monday night. J.Lulic scored about a minute after the ball dropped, and M.Dettorre along with M.Crialese each followed for a quick 3-0 lead. The United Armenians knew that they would be chasing the game for most of the night. Unfortunately, that bad start didn't help their cause at all. If there was any consolation, the United Armenians did manage to not concede a goal-from that point on up until Mario Diaco put it away in a yawning net. It took over two periods before they finally got on board. After receiving a quick pass, G.Jerjian made sure to bury his chance. C.Stavriadis would have preferred a cleaner sheet but won't be complaining too much as he earned the win in net.

(3)Black Knights vs GK(4)

M.David, K.Kuczmarski power GK past Black Knights

The best laid plans by some top defensemen of the Black Knights couldn't do much against the searing hot duo between M.David and K.Kuczmarski. Each registered three points in orchestrating the GK's tight victory. The Black Knights didn't have the flow of their bench that they are used to. Regardless, the GK weren't many either which suggested for an even playing field. The turning point perhaps occurred late in the second period when M.David snapped a 2-2 tie. With the next goal so important, the Black Knights failed to level, instead, J.Bradley doubled the lead by the six minute mark. As the game was winding down, D.Duhamel riffled a beauty on the power play to pull the Black Knights within one. Unfortunately, time wasn't a luxury the Black Knights had and the GK were able to kill it off en route to a fourth win in only five games.

(4)Black Knights vs United Armenians (3) O.T

D.Duhamel scores when it counts, Black Knights top United Armenians

D.Duhamel came up big in the clutch for the Black Knights. Duhamel had two goals, with his first tying the game by the 9:15 minute mark of the third. By getting just enough time in overtime after awarded a power play chance, the sniper showed once again what a good release he has. His big shot gave no chance to R.Kenadjian, who had a very solid outing for the United Armenians. Prior to the madness, the United Armenians had control of the match building a 2-0 lead. The Black Knights only responded as of the late stages of the second period. Once J.Velenosi got his team on board, the effect trickled down to the rest of the bench. Velenosi added his second by the third right before Duhamel took care of the balance. Three straight goals came-from the Black Knights that eventually gave them their first lead of the contest. However, the United Armenians weren't throwing it in. J-A Belcher netted the equaliser with just over three minutes remaining to force the extra time. If not for an unfortunate holding call, the result could have potentially favoured the winless side considering how well they played.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew David of the GK. The GK forward capped his night with a flourish. M.David scored two big goals along with an assist to help lead his club past the Black Knights.

Tuesday November 13

(5)Black Knights vs River Rats(5)

Black Knights, River Rats settle for draw after back and forth action

It was certainly an entertaining set of events between the River Rat and the Black Knights on Tuesday night. The game literally went back and forth with the Black Knights leading every single time. Unable to grab a two goal cushion, the Black Knights kept getting frustrated on the response- from the River Rats. Both sides traded the same amount of goals in each frame with most of the action occurring in the first half. S.Musaccho, J.Uppal, M.Viau each scored once while D.Landucci posted the Black Knights last two of the game. The River Rats got their scoring-from J.Lulic, who struck twice along with J.Morina, M.Dettore and M.Argiris finding the back of the net as well. After a slow start for the net minders, G.Vermette and C.Stavriadis had strong finishes keeping eth score close. Vermette faced 17 shots for the Black Knights while Stavriadis saw a few more balls his way to remain idle with his counterpart.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Lulic of the River Rats. Out of his clubs five goals, Lulic was involved in four of them that included two tallies and a pair of assists.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 12

A.Kobayati scores quick hat trick as Punishers respond heavy in second match

A.Kobayati, who was somewhat silent in the first game, made plenty of noise in the following encounter. In a very short span, the Punishers d-man pretty much decided the game versus the Corporation. The contest was tied 2-2 when Kobayati showed his touch riffling three quick goals in the duration of only two and a half minutes. Everything was evenly matched throughout most of the night up until that point. The Corporation did make it interesting towards the end but the clock just kept bleeding for A.Centis to seal it in an empty cage. L.Dias took the opening game in a shootout with the help of F.Gentile and A.Jalilvand's goals while F.Russo returned the favour in the second game making big saves at key moments. It came in a losing cause but J.Scalia was very productive striking three times as part of a four point performance.

(6)The Corporation vs Punishers (5) S.O

(6)Punishers vs The Corporation (4)

An out-manned Kings team kept up as long as they could with Legacy

When Legacy decided to crank it up all the way, the Kings had no answers. T.Bozinakis, D.Bertrand and G.Pisanelli scored twelve points among them and dominated the Kings defence which were short staffed with only two changes on the bench. The Kings keep running into the same kind of problem on a weekly basis and that is to not have their complete line up show up. And when you go up against a team that's been together for well over a decade, it's only fitting that you won't get your way. Despite the losses, the Kings put up two good challenges especially in the second game where they just fell short. J.Velenosi helped create much of the offense accumulating a total of two goals and a pair of assists.

(6)Legacy vs Kings(2)

(3)Kings vs Legacy(5)

The SalumiVino player of night goes to A.Kobayati of the Punishers. In one single shift, Kobayati surged with three quick goals to even the series with the Corporation.

Tuesday November 13

Legacy duplicate effort handles Carmoni

Despite going down 3-0, Les Carmoni never threw in the towel. They scored three goals in only two minutes and all of a sudden there was a new game. However, that was until a costly penalty doomed them in the first encounter. Giving a team like Legacy the man advantage is a recipe for disaster. J.Rochon was able to regain the lead with the man advantage right before Payam Assadi sealed it late for his hat trick. In almost a similar event, the second game ended with a 5-3 score. Les Carmoni grabbed two leads during that game but were never able to pull away. Their down fall occurred once again in the remaining period when Payam Assadi came to haunt them for a second straight time. The cherry picking forward added three more goals for a second hat trick in as many games.

(3)Les Carmoni vs Legacy (5)

(5)Legacy vs Les Carmoni(3)

Thursday November 15

J-R Lemay and F.Peloquin set the tone for Chic Choc

Two goals-from one of your top snipers coupled with F.Peloquin denying 13 shots, the Chic Choc couldn't have applied a better game plan. It always helps when your best players perform while getting the right support-from a solid supporting cast. The first encounter ended 2-0 for the Chic Choc, who still had work ahead of them if they planned to sweep the Black Eagles. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Black Eagles were gunning for a better fight. This time, they did get on board with two first period goals-from D-A Demers and T.Pigeon that put them ahead 2-1.Unfortuntely, they couldn't sustain a full out effort. The Chic Choc used their experience by remaining patient enough before harping on their chances. J.Dumont scored early in the second to tie it up, and E.Gacem broke the tie with the help of J-R Lemay, who added two more points in the win.

(2)Chic Choc vs Black Eagles(0)

(2)Black Eagles vs Chic Choc(3)

Armadillos jump out On Corporation early, take both games

A couple of big plays in front of the net along with a power play goal summed up the first meeting between the Armadillos and the Corporation. K.Koutsogiannopoulos riffled a bullet with the man advantage and S.Kipopoulos tapped in his clubs third goal by only the 6:30 mark of the opening frame. The Corporation did play a little better-from that point on but there was no way they would get back into the match. There only focus became on how to approach the second encounter. After regrouping and reassessing what had just transpired, the men in yellow tweaked their game resulting in a better effort. Unfortunately, they still got the short end despite losing only 2-1. This particular game saw C.Stavriadis get more involved. If not for his timely key saves, the Armadillos may have walked away with a split, instead they banked six clean points.

(1)The Corporation vs Armadillos (5)

(2)Armadillos vs The Corporation (1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Peloquin of the Chic Choc. Apart-from letting in two quick goals all night, the steady net minder earned a 2-0 shutout and a close 3-2 result to collect a pair of wins.

2018-11-11
E Division

Sunday November 11

(5)Lynx vs Smooth Sailors(4) O.T Inter-league

R.Beaver leads Lynx to overtime win over Smooth Sailors

For a few moments, it looked like the Lynx were going empty handed on Sunday night. Then, Y.Vanasse and R.Beaver stepped up again flipping the script by the 2:23 mark f overtime. Both players each scored twice with Vanasse tying the game late before setting up R.Beaver for the sudden death winner. Prior to the contest, even though both teams aren't familiar with each other, a close game was to be expected. The power play worked on both ends with each team scoring twice with the man advantage. This wasn't a case of many players chipping in on the score sheet rather than a few players stepping it up.For the Lynx, Y.Vanasse, R.Beaver an M.Barone combined for ten points while M.Testolina was an expected force for the Smooth Sailors finishing with three out of a possible our goals.

(4)Butchers vs Raging Rhinos (5) Inter-League

Butchers fall short in hard battle with Raging Rhinos

When looking back after weighing the circumstances, the Butchers will take positives even though they dropped the game.  It's never easy going up against a solid team like the Raging Rhinos with barley two lines. And despite all that, they nearly gave themselves a chance to go the extra distance. The Raging Rhinos played it right by pressuring and forcing constantly in hopes of creating chances. Eventually that hard work pays off and the Raging Rhinos made their opportunities count. J.Tzanetakos chipped in with a pair, but it was Y.Gazura's second goal that ultimately made the difference.

(3)Brew Crew vs Shockers(4)

PJ Gauthier sets up C.Debonis winner on perfect cross court pass

Just over a minute was all that was left for this game to go into overtime. However, that was up until P.J  Gauthier fooled everyone to find an open C.DeBonis to snap a late 3-3 tie. The defenseman earned a well deserved assist on that play. His pass was perfectly placed with a ton of power on it.Props to C.DeBonis for the very strong finish and for knowing where he has to be to score goals. That was the snipers second and third point of the game. The Shockers may have felt an easy ride heading into the third period up 4-1. But with the Brew Crew not calling it quits, a new game had developed. M.Pace started the comeback followed with his captain C.Palermo netting his second to level the game at three goals apiece. It was shortly after that moment when C.DeBonis regained the lead for good.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Randy Beaver of the Lynx. After setting up his clubs first two goals, R.Beaver wasn't done yet. The sniper went on to add two tallies that included the biggest one in the game coming in overtime.

2018-11-09
Masters 35+ division

Friday November 9

(2)HBHA vs Hawks (1)

Hawks fall to HBHA on late power play goal

For how well both sides played defensively, a special team's goal was required to make the difference between winning and losing. The Hawks took their lone penalty of the game and paid the price for it. After losing an important draw, J.Kontitsis was the beneficiary of a perfect passing play that led to the winning goal leaving only 13 seconds on the clock. S.Govas opened the scoring for the HBHA while setting up his captain for the winner. If not for the goaltenders, neither side would have had a chance. E.Parent made that one extra save to get the better of A.Mancini, who was just as brilliant between the pipes. Even though its only half way into the season,this game was very important for the two sides. The HBHA will now have a little more breathing room to avoid a dreaded fourth place finish to the standings.

(2)Stones vs Hellas(3)

M.Boutros helps win round one for Hellas in double header night with Stones

With so much on the line for both teams, this game was very crucial for a potential playoff spot. Both sides traded two first period goals suggesting a high scoring affair. But after regrouping in between periods, the message was sent for a more cautious style. Only one goal went in from-that point on which came-from M.Boutras, who netted his second for Hellas. As much as the Stones attempted their slight desperate comeback, nothing was going through S.Sauk. The net minder was solid and flawless for two straight periods that enabled his club to secure a huge win.

(3)Bramabulls vs The Peters(4)

S.Mancini scores late beauty right before J.Morina stamps winner

After all they fought through an intense 40 minutes and change, S.Mancini came through for the Peters with a blistering slap shot to beat C.Muccino on the short side. However, it wasn't Mancini's rocket that held up for the winner. J.Morina's marker that ensued shortly after came into play as the Bramabulls responded only moments later to pull within one. By that point, time wasn't a luxury they had and the Peters were able to hang on to a gratifying win. Plenty of hype was riding for weeks prior to this encounter. And when it finally got here, no one was surprised that it finished so close. Both teams drew even for two straight periods leaving only the last few minutes to decide it.

(2)Hellas vs Stones(10)

Stones respond with authority in must win game

Be ready, stick to the game plan and finish strong. That was basically the blue print for the Stones as they completely out matched Hellas in this contest. A relentless effort paid off, and the Stones can now look ahead in hopes of better things to come. If they can do what they did tonight versus Hellas on a regular basis, then they'll be just fine. Their strength lies in the middle with T.Settino and J.Pantelis occupying the role. Both players defend extremely well while able to put up some decent numbers up front. In this particular case, they combined for five goals for a total of seven points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Kontitsis of the HBHA. With the clock winding down, the captain riffled a huge power play goal that ultimately decided a close 1-1 game with the Hawks.

2018-11-08
E Division

Thursday November 8

(10)Raging Rhinos vs SBS Trashers(5)

SBS Trashers struggles continue with loss to Raging Rhinos

Ten goals by the Raging Rhinos, including five in the second period alone keeps SBS Trashers stuck in the basement of the E Thursday division. It didn't take long for things to go south as three goals in only nine minutes put the Raging Rhinos up 3-1.S.Longo scored his first on the power play before adding two more for a hat trick. The court was definitely tilted on the Raging Rhinos side. If the SBS Trashers don't find solutions soon enough, there season will likely end earlier than hoped for. E.Panzera, F.Gentile and J.Scalia are putting up the numbers consistently combining for eleven points but it's perhaps their defensive game that needs some tweaking.

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage(4)

S.Longo two goals and assist leads Carnage to double up win

After somewhat of a slow start, Carnage looked like a different team by the second frame. By the time the eight minute mark hit, the score was 3-1 and the Mighty Drunks didn't know what hit them. S.Longo picked up-from where he left off-from the Raging Rhinos game by striking twice in that short span while eventually setting up P.Stroubakis's power play goal. Both penalty units did a great job but the Mighty Drunks could have used at least one goal on the power play to give themselves a chance. E.Garon notched both tallies in the loss.

(7)JLR Brossard vs Smooth Sailors(5)

G.Pisanelli in a league of his own

For how good G.Pisanelli was on this night, the Smooth Sailors needed one extra body on the court just to keep up with the JLR sniper. It's perhaps safe to say that Pisanelli won this game on his own even though the few players dressed did a marvel job supporting one another. The Smooth Sailors learned their lesson a little too late. With the game tied 3-3 after two periods, J.Palmitano and his deeper bench should have dictated the terms, instead the JLR Brossard took it to their opponent all thanks to one player. Pisanelli pounced on a loose ball late in the match for the winner before feeding a yawning cage.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to G.Pisanelli of the JLR Brossard. The natural talent was sensational once again, this time netting six straight goals for his club to edge out the Smooth Sailors.

2018-11-07
F Division

Wednesday November 7

(4) Mighty Drunks vs Decepticons(3) O.T

Mighty Drunks battle back take 4-3 overtime victory over Decepticons

In hockey, timely goals are sometimes required to make the difference between winning and losing. Luckily for the Mighty Drunks, M.Gibeault timed it just right by netting the overtime winner. Entering the frame, the Mighty Drunks took complete advantage being a man up after the Decepticons took a late third period penalty. The Decepticons looked to be in position of power throughout most of the match up until E.Garon levelled things fairly late in the third period. S.Archambault set up Garon for his third point of the contest. Despite the loss, N.Delia surprised no one that he buried two out of his clubs three goals.

(6)Carnage vs Underdogs(5)

J.Courteau hat trick helps carry Carnage over Underdogs

If the Underdogs could have applied what they did in the second period throughout most of the match, than they would have likely come out on top, instead they just weren't good enough for long stretches. The see saw effect ultimately went in favour of Carnage. After dominating the opening frame 3-1, two unanswered goals in the third period were needed to decide the outcome. In large part, three particular players came to rescue the situation. First one being J.Courteau, who finds the back of the net like its nothing, J.Vinet that scored twice along with two assists and finally G.Gammieri setting up four goals.

(7)Fat Cats vs Kentucky Blue(3)

Fat Cats down Kentucky Blue in penalty filled game

It was evident to the start of this game that both teams weren't backing down. However, a good start by the Fat Cats did set the tone forcing the Kentucky Blue to respond with a solution. The problem was that no matter how hard they tried, the Fat Cats would only get better with time. F.Gentile and M.Elfassy caused most of the problems for the Kentucky Blue as both players combined for seven points just prior to the second period ending. The final frame didn't change much expect for the fact of visiting the penalty box on a few occasions. The Fat Cats scored three out of their seven goals on their special teams that included two shorthanded.

(3)Horsemen vs Left Wings(2)

B.Rubino makes power play goal count

After a strong start to the game, the Horsemen had an even better finish. And that was because B.Rubino made his third period power play goal decide the outcome. The Left Wings did kill two straight penalties but couldn't do it for a third time that ultimately doomed them in the end. Prior to Rubino's winner, the Horsemen saw the same trio involving V.Pandza, M.Mamoulides and T.Mader take care of their first two goals. On the flip side of the court, G.Gaitanis was the only Left Wing to solve M.Vinciguerra, who was solid once more earning g the win in net.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Bryan Rubino of the Horsemen. His ability to defend the way he does sometimes gets overlooked, but the Horsemen understand what their steady defenseman brings game in and game out. Tonight, he added a little more spice to his play by netting the game winning goal.

2018-11-06
D Division

Tuesday November 6

(0)The Blast vs Capitals (3)

Capitals continue riding hot streak, 5 in a row

They have now won five in a row, and unless somebody figures out the Capitals, this streak may never be broken. Tonight's win came with the help of V.Bezeau's two consecutive goals along with C.Fortin denying all 28 shots his way. The Blast did waste a moment in the game that could have gone there way. Rather than scoring on the power play, the Blast surrendered their first goal shorthanded coming early in the second period. That missed chance ultimately came to hurt the Blast. M-A Morin went on to put the match away netting the Capitals third goal of the game just passed the mid way point of the final frame.

(4)Punishers vs Bramabulls(1)

Four goal second period keys Punishers win

N.Mackeen showed that he is more than just capable of making saves. By playing as a forward rather than his natural position between the pipes, N.Mackeen put up two out of the four Punishers goals versus the Bramabulls. That single frame was completely dominated-from one side. The Bramabulls had a chance to pull within one when given a power play but saw A.Centis score instead for a Punishers three goal cushion. A.Bitsakis was a big part of the equation for the win as the net minder was nearly perfect up until G.Bouchard beat him by the third period. Both sides met only a week ago and nothing much has changed with the Punishers duplicating the same result.

(2)AREZ vs Capitals(3)

Fatigue, non issue for Capitals perfect double header night

If there was one opportunity for somebody to hand the Capitals their first loss, this could have been it. All AREZ needed to do was to win the final frame of a hockey game. And as much as that sounds easy against a team that has yet to taste defeat, a 2-2 tie versus a more tired bunch normally favours the rested squad. Unfortunately, it didn't happen and the Capitals continue to roll over the opposition extending their streak to six games in a row. The deadlocked tie was snapped when the captain M.Champagne struck just shy of the mid way point of the period. AREZ did have enough time to bounce back but C.Fortin once again stood in the way earning his second win in only two hours.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Punishers. Whether he plays in net or as a forward, N.Mackeen will help either way. Tonight, he posted two goals that included the winner versus the Bramabulls.

2018-11-05
4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 5

Black Eagles and 1 Timer split in goaltender battle

A Sylvian Gravel goal just under the three minute mark of the final frame proved to be the game winner as the 1 Timer went on to edge the Black Eagles 2-1 to start up the night. F.Koch turned in a solid performance allowing only F.Bois-Chasse to get the better of him. With the win, the 1 Timer tried to duplicate a similar outing in the second encounter knowing that the two sides would keep it close. Knowing how crucial the first goal would be, the Black Eagles wasted no time getting on board thanks to R.Boisvert. From-there, eight minutes went by when the very same Boisvert doubled ten lead. The Black Eagles had the luxury to dictate the terms forcing the 1 Timer to find solutions. Unfortunately, they kept hitting a wall in G.Page, who nearly had his shutout preserved leaving all but 10 seconds on the clock.

(1)Black Eagles vs 1 Timer(2)

(1)1 Timer vs Black Eagles(3)

Kings getting unlucky, fall short twice to Armadillos

Despite having their fair share of quality scoring chances, the Kings found themselves on the short end of the stick in both their games with the Armadillos. The first one could have easily gone either way but it was G.Bouchard's late tally that snapped a 2-2 tie. Then, with a chance to redeem themselves and settle the score, a bad start proved to be costly for the Kings. The Armadillos took advantage early on with goals-from K.Koutsogiannopoulos and D.Andrade. Still, the Kings weren't discouraged and battled back to make a game of it. L.Velenosi profited twice on the power play, but it was the very same G.Bouchard that came to haunt the Kings once again. The star defenseman, for second straight time, notched the winner that came in a shorthanded situation for his fourth point of the night.

(4)Armadillos vs Kings(2)

(2)Kings vs Armadillos(3)

D.Desmarais power's Carmoni early, But Corporation finishes strong sharing points

Eight minutes had barely gone by when D.Desmarais made minced meat out of the Corporation defensive game. If that wasn't bad enough, things only got worse with Les Carmoni adding three more markers to nearly hit the seven goal mercy rule. But as ugly and embarrassing it was, the Corporation knew that the madness would eventually end. Their first step was to finish strong in the last period of the first game in which they did winning the frame 4-1. And even though they couldn't mount the enormous comeback, the men in yellow knew the second encounter was theirs for the taking. However, they still had to go against a force bothering them all game and that was P.Corbin. The net minder kept denying an abundance of shots that primarily came on three on two plays. On most occasions when the Corporation weren't able to convert, Les Carmoni would counter attack only to hit a similar problem in L.Dias. Luckily enough for the Corporation, their net minder stood tall making key stops. Then, finally after a period and a half, F.Gentile was able to break the ice. R.Elias would double the lead on a rocket slap shot right before Y.Derohannessian filled an empty cage twice to split the miniseries.

(6)Les Carmoni vs The Corporation (4)

(4)The Corporation vs Les Carmoni(1)

Legacy reach finish line first in close race with Punishers

For three entire periods that included a shootout in the opening contest, neither team was able to come out on top. That was up until the final stretch of the second game that Legacy barely pulled away. The wild finish saw both sides combine for ten goals that included two empty net markers. P.Doulis got credited the winner by feeding the empty cage right before A.Stamiris did the same seconds later. While Legacy relied on balanced scoring, the Punishers did have A.Laramee and S.Athanasopoulos support most of their offense. Laramee scored a total of six goals and four assists while Athanasopoulos struck once along with six helpers.

(4)Legacy vs Punishers (4) S.O

(7)Punishers vs Legacy(9)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Guillaume Bouchard of the Armadillos. So incredibly clutch, the quarter back defenseman was remarkable once again in both wins for the Armadillos. Both victories were decided because of Bouchard's two game winners as part of a four point performance.

Premier division

Monday November 5

(2)River Rats vs Black Knights(4)

Late goal by D.Duhamel lifts Black Knights over River Rats

The Black Knights came up with a big goal at the right time to beat the River Rats 4-2 on Monday night. Rather than heading into overtime, D.Duhamel avoided the extra time by striking with just over two minutes remaining. That was the first time the River Rats surrendered the lead. Prior to that moment, Marco Diaco and M.Argiris each scored to put their club in front. The River Rats would have loved nothing more than to build a two goal cushion knowing the Black Knights could at any point respond with an equaliser. Unfortunately, they weren't able to pull away as A Mezzagno and C.Pisanelli levelled on both occasions. Then, D.Duhamel took over by not only sparking the winner but by also closing it out in an empty cage. G.Vermette and J.Beaudry were both exceptional in net.  After facing close to 25 shots, Vermette got the decision over his counterpart.

Tuesday November 7

(1)United Armenians vs GK(7)

GK explode after United Armenians pulled within one

H.Jerjian's goal to pull the United Armenians within one was as good as it got for his side. It took only seconds-from that point on for the GK to respond in a heavy way. A slight 2-1 lead turned quickly into a landslide with the GK riffling five straight goals. It was a night that nobody needed to stand out as seven different players took turns finding the back of the net. K.Vincent, K.Kuczmarski and S.Hrivnak all scored once along with two helpers while L.Augustin had no issues collecting an easy win in net.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to D.Duhamel of the Black Knights. With the game appearing to head for overtime, D.Duhamel changed all that by snapping a 2-2 tie while securing the match with an empty net goal.

2018-11-04
E Division

Sunday November 11

(6)Brew Crew vs Legends(1) Inter-league

M.Pace scores 4 goals, Brew Crew rout Legends

The hallmarks of the Brew Crew recent surge up the standings have been their depth and the multiple ways in which they can win games. Some nights, goaltending and a solid defensive will carry them, and on other nights, their main guns up front will make the difference. This particular game had all the attributes for the positive result. Led by M.Pace, who riffled an impressive four goals, the Brew Crew simply had their way versus the Legends. It was a night that everything went right-from the opening faceoff. The Legends were stuck trying to kill a minor penalty for delay of game only to find themselves trail early on when D.Verta surprised R.Ranieri with a far shot-from the point. That good start paved the way for more to come. The only time the Legends got on board was late in the second period when the game was already put out of reach.

(4)Shockers vs JLR Brossard(3) O.T Inter-league

Shockers captain M.Blackman uses screen to bury O.T winner

With both sides having more than enough fire power offensively, it's almost a given that this game would end quickly in overtime. Actually so quick that it took barely a minute for the Shockers captain to get it done. M.Blackman came down-from his favourite spot being the off wing before using a screen shot that barely gave P.Assadi a chance. Prior to the sudden death frame, the JLR Brossard will be looking back at some missed opportunities right after they tied the game fairly late. Already with two goals, G.Pisanelli nearly had his third to complete a hat trick and take the game in regulation time. Unfortunately, that missed chance gave the Shockers their golden opportunity to earn the win. C.Debonis and M.Blackman each scored twice for the Shockers as did Pisanelli for the JLR Brossard.

(1)Fatal Demons vs Lynx(10)

Lynx score landslide victory of tired Fatal Demons

Right-from the get go, it showed that the Fatal Demons would be a step behind, especially with many of them playing an hour earlier with the Legends. Their only slight hope was to try and keep the game as close as possible for as long as possible. Unfortunately, that concept wasn't even close with the Lynx striking four times in the first period. R.Beaver opened it up netting the Lynx's first two goals as part of a four goal performance. J.Mason was expected to do some damage and didn't disappoint striking twice while collecting four assists. By the end of the game, it was just a night to forget for P.Santullo and the rest of his troops.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Blackman of the Shockers. With his two timely goals that included overtime winner versus the JLR Brossard, the Shockers captain merits the honour as player of the night.

2018-11-02
Masters 35+ division

Friday November 2

(4)Stones vs Hawks(5)

Stones fall short after third period comeback

The Stones gave a valiant effort in the third period to try and force overtime, but the Hawks barely hung on after giving up two late goals. The Stones weren't able to overcome a poor start forced to play catch up all game long. It seemed like every time the Hawks would pull away, the Stones would keep coming back. The only problem was that they ran out of time. P.Cardillo timed his run to bury the winner late in the second period. Four minutes had barely gone by when S.Robineault struck twice to get the ball rolling for the Hawks. If not for that quick start, this contest may have had a different result considering how well the Stones played.

(1)HBHA vs The Peters(4)

S.Mancini and M.Cerone fill the net twice for the Peters

It took some time but the Peters eventually figured out C.Stavriadis. The net minder knew he was going to be a target all game with a depleted line up to deal with. And when considering the circumstances, the HBHA will be keeping their heads up after this contest. The Peters only pulled away as of the third period where their superior bench outlasted a gassed opposition. S.Mancini and M.Cerone had two goals each, and J.Richer allowed all but one tally his way.

(7)Bramabulls sv Hellas(5)

Bramabulls playing with fire after slow start

Digging themselves a deep hole after only one period, the Bramabulls had to figure out how to overcome a predicament. Luckily enough, they had two scenarios going their way .The first being time and more importantly the second being the fact that Hellas had only three spares to contend with. If the Bramabulls weren't so talented up front, maybe a 4-1 first period lead would have been just enough. Instead, P.Charbonneau and M.Argiris had more than enough time to riffle two goals each along with M.Crapis netting the winner in the third period. Surely the Bramabulls felt that this game was going to be easier than they thought. And rather than taking Hellas seriously-from the get go a full out 45 minute effort was required in order to get the job done.

(2)HBHA vs The Peters(8)

Eight different goal scorers pace Peters

It wasn't pretty, but the Peters swept their double header with the HBHA. The first period was all it took to convince everyone where this contest was headed. After building a comfortable 5-0 lead,the Peters scored on the power play and shorthanded to take the second frame. By that point, the HBHA wanted nothing more than to get on board and spoil J.Richer's shutout. D.Tzimopoulos eventually got to Richer, who allowed one more tally shortly after. The win came with the help of no one in particular as eight different players had the pleasure of finding the back of the net.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Richer of the Peters. In a double header night versus the HBHA, the calm and collective goaltender was sound surrendering only three goals.

2018-11-01
E Division

Thursday November 1

(7)Legends vs SBS Trashers(5)

J.Courteau masterful in 5 goal performance

Scoring five goals in one match is not something that happens very often yet J.Courteau has done it again. The right handed sniper scored all but two goals in the Legends 7-5 victory over the SBS Trashers. Most of them came within a second of touching the ball on one timers. With the game going back in forth in what was a see saw effect, the Legends rode a big third period to get it done. The SBS Trashers looked in fine form early on jumping to a 2-0 lead. Then, it was the Legends turn responding with four straight goals up until the SBS Trashers regained momentum with three of their own. Still, the game wasn't over, and that's when the Legends had the final say striking three times in only three minutes.

(7)Fatal Demons vs Raging Rhinos(7) S.O Inter-league

Raging Rhinos gave up to many to settle for tie

The Raging Rhinos feel like they wasted an opportunity to bank three points to the standings only to settle for a 7-7 draw. After all, they did take a 5-0 lead and had the Fatal Demons on the ropes. And while everything appeared to be headed for an easy win, a major turn of events occurred. The Fatal Demons, from-being stalled, managed to put it into fifth gear and take over the match. Six out of the next seven goals all belonged to the trailing side that saw A.Jalilvand score twice. Still, the opportunity was there for the Raging Rhinos to take the contest in overtime after N.Katsifolis took a late holding penalty. With the amount of space given due to a 4-3 power play, the Raging Rhinos failed to capitalise. Instead, a shootout was required where both sides traded one goal apiece. While the Fatal Demons had more balanced scoring, the Raging Rhinos saw A.Papazian and S.Longo do most of the damage as both players combined for nine points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Legends. The sniper is in a league of his own, this time bagging a massive five goals that enabled the Legends to get past the SBS Trashers.

2018-10-31
F Division

Wednesday October 31

(3)Horsemen vs Fat Cats(7)

Joe Scalia & F.Gentile fill the net twice, Fat Cats remain undefeated

The surging Fat Cats saw their usual suspects score once again while extending their winning streak to five games. Joe Scalia and F.Gentile each scored twice and S.Hrivnack accumulated four more points that included three assists. Entering the contest, the Horsemen virtually had no chance with only one change up to their bench. After going down 2-0 late in the opening frame, the Horsemen surrendered two quick goals by the second where they realized then that they had no more hope. There only positive point of the match came in the final fifteen minutes of play where they won the period 2-1.B.Rubino and M.Kardum collected two points each in the loss.

(5)Mighty Drunks vs Left Wings(4)

3 goals in first period lift Mighty Drunks past Left Wings

By getting that incredible start, the Mighty Drunks barely hung on to edge out the Left Wings on Wednesday night. Sometimes teams get complacent when playing with such a lead. Maybe it was the case for the Mighty Drunks or perhaps the Left Wings just woke up a little too late in their comeback effort. Regardless the reasons, S.Archamabults's last two goals for the Mighty Drunks was just what the doctor ordered to ensure the win. J-P Bertrand had an influence scoring once while setting up two teammates. As for the Left Wings, G.Gaitanis, J.Adamou and J.Milionis were the most productive combining for seven points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Archambault of the Mighty Drunks. In a tight battle with the Left Wings, Archamabault notched two very big goals that ultimately made the difference in the match.

Thursday November 1

(4)Decepticons vs Left Wings(8)

Newly added S.Labrecque nets 3 vs depleted Decepticons

The Left Wings felt pretty good piling on eight goals in what was an expected game to win. Unless the Decepticons were able to grab a one or two goal lead early on, the chances of a positive outcome was very slim with their short bench. Instead, the Left Wings smelled blood early notching two goals but it wasn't up until the second period that this game took one direction. It was by then that S.Labrecque stole the show riffling three unanswered goals in the span of only nine minutes. G.Gaitanis went on to add his second, and the Left Wings simply played the time to their advantage. Despite the loss, J.Guerrero also dressed for the first time and made an immediate impact bagging two goals and a helper.

2018-10-30
D Division

Tuesday October 30

(5)Capitals vs AREZ(1)

S.Morello, C.Bezeau combine for big points in rout of AREZ

S.Morello was involved in the Capitals first three goals of the game in which C.Bezeau scored twice, while J-F Aumais stopped 19 shots for a convincing 5-1 win over the AREZ. It was only after one period and five minutes into the second frame when this game witnessed its first goal of the night. S.Morello broke the ice before feeding Bezeau twice for a 3-1 lead. L.Southern went on to add an insurance marker while setting up the empty net goal-from F.Chalut. Despite not scoring for two straight periods, AREZ put themselves back in the game with a huge shorthanded goal by P.Kawkab early in the third period. Unfortunately for the AREZ, it was during that same power play that the Capitals struck to regain a two goal cushion.

(1)Bramabulls vs Punishers (4)

Punishers down Bulls with dominant second period

S.Athanasopoulos's performance was noticeable on Tuesday night. Three out of the four Punishers goals all came with the help of Athanasopoulos primary helpers. The game was deadlocked 1-1 after one period. Then, the second period happened where the Punishers took over posting two unanswered goals. A.Dayan snapped the tie, and K.Tsoukalas provided a two goal cushion forcing the Bramabulls to open up and take chances. Despite having the fire power to make a game of it, D.Verta's lone first period marker was as good as it got. The Punishers would put a seal to it late in the game off an incredible passing play that saw the captain J.Fidrilis bury his chance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morello of the Capitals. After opening up the scoring, the veteran provided two perfect feeds to help lead his club to a fourth straight victory.

2018-10-29
Premier division

Monday October 29

(7)River Rats vs United Armenians (2)

River Rats rout United Armenians

From-the opening draw, the River Rats handled the United Armenians for long stretches. Four straight goals had gone in before G.Jerjian finally got the United Armenians on board late in the second period. The River Rats did however remain strong throughout the entire third period bagging three more goals to put the match away. J.McKenzie along with M.Cerone each scored twice while M.Dettore helped set up three teammates. The United Armenians had some good looks and decent scoring chances early on but were stuck trying to solve D.Potvin. The goaltender faced 26 shots to earn the win over his counterpart G.Follano, who had to endure a few more-from a potent offense.

(3)Black Knights vs GK(4)

GK grind it out in win over Black Knights

As the shots continued to pour on G.Vermette in the third period, it was hard for one not to wonder, or even anticipate, a go ahead marker-from the GK. That tally eventually occurred when the Black Knights took a penalty. After moving the ball quick and precise, S.Bellefleur had the final touch regaining the lead for the GK. H.Nguyen went on to make it 4-2 with a goal that appeared to be more than enough. However, the Black Knights didn't concede and pulled within one shortly after. By then, the GK had all but a minute and change to kill off which they did to grind out the win. K.Gamache, K.Vincent and S.Bellefleur all had two points while M.Fortin stopped close to 25 shots for the positive result.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Simon Bellefleur of the GK. In a deadlock 2-2 third period tie, Bellefleur not only struck on the power play but was able to set up the winner on H.Nguyen's blade only minutes later.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 29

J-R Lemay and D-O Trinque feast over the Corporation

While the Chic Choc looked primed and ready to play, the same couldn't be said for the Corporation. Both wins came rather easy with the Chic Choc simply outworking their opponent. J-R Lemay and D-O Trinque had similar performances scoring two goals apiece in both games. At no point did the Corporation ever have the luxury to play with the lead. They did manage to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the opening contest but surrendered the next four tallies. The second game wasn't any better as a sluggish start put them far behind early. F.Peloquin, on a few occasions, denied some high quality chances that enabled a productive counter attack-from his teammates.

(2)The Corporation vs Chic Choc(6)

(6)Chic Choc vs The Corporation (2)

C.Stavriadis and Armadillos deny Carmoni in close battles

In order to beat the Armadillos, a few things need to happen. Les Carmoni couldn't have asked for a better scenario to go the maximum distance in the first encounter. Unfortunately, once they got there, they couldn't solve C.Stavriadis. The net minder did his part stopping both breakaway chances while G.Bouchard and P.Arkalis each scored to secure a 3-1 victory. Still, the night was only half over and Les Carmoni knew they could compete with the division leaders. The only problem was that D.Andrade immediately set the tone with an early marker. And as much as Les Carmoni attempted to level, C.Stavridis kept standing in their way. The Armadillos would eventually double the lead and put the game away thanks to G.Bouchard. Shortly after, P.Lapointe fed an empty cage for his third point of the night.

(1)Les Carmoni vs Armadillos(3)

(3)Armadillos vs Les Carmoni(0)

Black Eagles finish strong after slow start

One good period was all it took for the Black Eagles to split their miniseries with the 1 Timer. Prior to that, it was all 1 Timer as the men in orange stamped a 4-0 victory. T.Daigneault made his presence felt early on riffling two quick goals to get the ball rolling. A.Gagnon had three primary assists and F.Koch denied all 14 shots to collect a shutout. In hopes of duplicating their efforts in the second encounter, the 1 Timer did nothing right in the last twelve minutes of play. It was during that time that the Black Eagles took over the match. Although he didn't score, F.Bois-Chasse can be argued as to why the offense got going. His four assists was part of setting up D-A Demers twice, who also collected four points in the win. Some good news did come out of this for the 1 Timer. After being sidelined for about ten months due to injury, P-A Surprenant showed that he hasn't missed a beat as the sniper buried three goals and an assist.

(4)1 Timer vs Black Eagles(0)

(6)Black Eagles vs 1 Timer(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-A Surprenant of the 1 Timer. Despite being out of action for a while, the right handed sniper keeps finding the back of the net posting a total of three goals along with a helper.

Tuesday October 30

Fatigue catches up to Chic Choc after dominant first game

The Chic Choc did everything right to open up the night with the Degenerates. Despite having only two changes on the bench, the end result was gratifying. The win came with scoring efforts-from four different players and brilliant goaltending by F.Peloquin. Knowing that perhaps the Chic Choc would be a little tired in the second encounter, the Degenerates made it a point to start off stronger and get that early lead. That moment happened four minutes into the contest when F.Nasser finally figured out Peloquin. The goal would eventually trigger a snow ball effect that saw the very same Nasser notch his third for a commanding 4-0 lead. In most normal circumstances where a team builds that kind of a margin versus a tired group, an easy result is to be expected. However, it wasn't the case with the Chic Choc responding on three straight goals. J.Farrese, J-R Lemay and D-O Trinque collected two points each only to fall short of a wild comeback attempt.

(0)Degenerates vs Chic Choc(4)

(3)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (4)

2018-10-28
E Division

Sunday October 28

(10)Shockers vs Butchers(1)

Shockers dismantle Butchers

Knowing that it would have taken a full roster in order to have a chance versus the Shockers, the Butchers knew the odds were stacked against them on Sunday night. The first period was all the Butchers had to show for before falling off a cliff. Once the second period hit, the Shockers made their opponent look silly unable to compete with a quicker team. T.Debonis and T.Debonis each shared hat tricks while T.Salberg chipped in with a pair. E.Girouard was the only player to get the better of M.Harrison, who had an easy night earning the win in net.

(3)Fatal Demons vs SBS Trashers(3) S.O Inter-league

E.Panzera's late goal forces shootout

The SBS Trashers secured a point after their captain came through tying the game fairly late. E.Panzera tallied with less than two minutes and the Fatal Demons were stuck banking one of instead three points to the standings. For two straight periods, the Fatal Demons took command of the contest with a slight 1-0 lead. Then, the SBS Trashers responded tying the game twice before heading into extra time. From -there, neither side was able to get it done in both the overtime period and in the shootout. E.Panzera did put his club ahead in the breakaways but that was up until M.Chenier responded with his third goal of the match to draw even.

(7)Lynx vs Brew Crew(3)

Third period surge powers Lynx over Brew Crew

Entering the third period with a slight 4-3 lead, the Lynx added three unanswered goals to distance themselves-from the Brew Crew. Perhaps, the biggest reason why the period favoured the Lynx was due to a pair of visits to the penalty box-from the Brew Crew .Those two chances immediately resulted into goals, and the Lynx were well on their way to another victory. R.Beaver regained his touch by striking once in every period to earn a hat trick while J.Mason surprised no one by accumulating four points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Chenier of the Fatal Demons. In a 3-3 draw versus the SBS Trashers, the Fatal Demons forward scored twice in regulation while netting his clubs lone shootout marker.

2018-10-26
Masters 35+ division

Friday October 26

(6) The Peters vs Hawks(3)

The Peters lean on special teams to double up Hawks

The Peters used a strong night-from their special teams to earn a decisive 6-3 win over the Hawks. Looking back, the Hawks self destructed allowing two shorthanded goals-from the very same M.Cerone. Rather than converting on their power play chances to pull away, the missed opportunities ultimately hurt the Hawks in the end. S.Mancini scored right after the draw to start the final frame and the Peters never looked back dictating much of the period.

(11)HBHA vs Hellas(3)

Dispirited Hellas no match for HBHA

A bodiless group played a major factor as to why Hellas had no chance versus the HBHA. It's never easy going up against a strong team, but when you don't have enough players on the bench to compete, the end result is to be expected. The down fall barely took eight minutes into the game where the HBHA notched three straight goals to get the ball rolling. From-there, Hellas tried to simply hang on and keep the game respectable. They did manage a better second period but where nowhere to be seen in third. L.Williams and P.Doulis each shared hat tricks with both players combining for twelve points.

(0)Stones vs Bramabulls(9)

Bramabulls bully Stones in 9-0 drubbing

A.Gendron, M.Argiris and J.Palmitano each scored twice and the Bramabulls had an easy night handling the Stones. Despite the onslaught, the Bramabulls needed the second period to distance themselves riffling six unanswered goals. There wasn't much the Stones could have done against a team that out competed and out worked them. R.Ricuarte fell victim to a barrage of shots and crisp passing plays that resulted in goals giving him barely a chance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Cerone of the Peters. At crucial points during the game versus the Hawks, M.Cerone was able to turn the tides by bagging two key shorthanded goals.

2018-10-25
E Division

Thursday October 25

(8)Smooth Sailors vs SBS Trashers(5)

Explosion of goals favours Smooth Sailors

The Smooth Sailors and SBS Trashers just threw down two periods of the greasiest sloppiest hockey. The defenceless net minders felt isolated getting barely enough help. F.Gentile, who plays as a defenseman wished he never took the role as a goaltender in this particular game. It's never easy facing players like J.Palmitano and M.Testolina but Gentile was stuck with the mission of going up against two of the most dangerous snipers of the division. Both players took turns finding the back of the net with Testolina leading the way nothing a hat trick while his captain buried a pair. On the flip side of the court, A.Moffa isn't a stranger to scoring goals either. The quick crafty forward bagged three out of the SBS Trashers five tallies.

(8)Lynx vs Legends (4) Inter-league

Lynx ignite three quick goals in second period to down Legends

J.Lang, J.Mason and U.Cruz scored in a span of only 1:45 early in the second period, and the Lynx held off the Legends on Thursday night. From-there, the Legends wouldn't recover despite playing little better after that point. The Lynx would continue to control most of the play accumulating lots of ball possession that resulted in Mason's and Lang's second goals of the night. Entering the contest, the Legends had no choice to play a perfect game in order to defeat a quicker side. That definitely didn't happen with missing pieces out of the line up.

(4)Raging Rhinos vs JLR Brossard(8)

JLR Brossard stuns Rhinos with 5 third period goals

The Raging Rhinos weren't in bad shape after playing two full periods with the JLR Brossard. After all, they only trailed 3-2 and were in striking distance of evening the score. But for whatever reason, things just fell apart for the men in red who usually defend extremely well. Payam Assadi began the onslaught netting his second right before setting up three straight goals to finish with six points. S.Robineault and J.Poirier also scored twice in the win while Y.Gazura did the same for the Raging Rhinos.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Payam Assadi of the JLR Brossard. Every once and awhile the sneaky forward puts up a good game. Tonight, Assadi not only scored twice but was able to set up four goals to finish with a six point performance.

2018-10-24
F Division

Tuesday October 24

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Underdogs (6)

Underdogs pair goals in every frame to down Mighty Drunks

Enough offense in every period coupled with solid defending was just what the Underdogs needed in their 6-2 win over the Mighty Drunks .Led by their captain, J.Constantin used a late first period goal to snap a 1-1 tie. The Mighty Drunks, for the longest time, gave the Underdogs a real run for their money. However, that did eventually shift towards the end of the second frame. It was by then that W.Abboud's power play marker along with M-A Haber's buzzer beater separated the two sides. The final fifteen minutes saw much of what had transpired early with the Underdogs taking the frame. The win came with an overall team effort involving six different goal scorers.

(3)Knights vs Decepticons(4)

Y.Leroux's second goal snaps tie in third, Decepticons top Knights

Y.Leroux had plenty to feel good about on Wednesday night. The skilled forward scored twice, including the tie breaking goal with less than five minutes remaining in the game to lift the Decepticons over the Knights. It was a contest that could have easily gone either way. The Knights did have the better start with the help of Y.St-Georges, who notched two first period goals for a 2-1 lead. The Decepticons took over as of the second frame where they surged twice on goals-from Leroux and M.Deninno. Still, there was plenty of hockey left over as both sides played it cautious hoping to avoid mistakes. Unfortunately for the Knights, who have been playing better hockey as of late, just fell short in the end.

(7)Carnage vs Left Wings(6)

Carnage nip Left Wings in high scoring affair

In a game featuring lots of goals, plenty penalty minutes with nonstop back and forth action, Carnage was able to emerge in the end. Even with the many aspects involved in this particular game, perhaps the most important one was the play of M.Pace. It's incredible how sometimes that one player can make the entire difference. Apart-from only one out of his clubs seven goals, the sharp shooter was at his best bagging four markers and two assists. His massive offensive output was one thing as was the timing of when he made it happen. Carnage trailed 6-4 at one point during the third period before Pace put on a show scoring twice that included a shorthanded goal to tie the game along with a feed on S.Azzi's winner.

(6)Horsemen vs Kentucky Blue(5)

Horsemen barely hold on after good start

It's always nice when a team gets the start they wanted to a hockey game. The Horsemen rode a four goal first period that had them up 4-2 after fifteen minutes of play. Luckily enough for that good start because the Kentucky Blue did turn it up a notch in the ensuing frame. M.Broccoli scored twice during that span to put his club in striking distance heading into the third. Unable to get the equaliser, the Kentucky Blue fell by a pair despite pulling within one shortly after. The win came with the help of two power play goals-from P.Sidhom and T.Zermalias along with balanced goal scoring.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of Carnage. Plain and simple, M.Pace was that good on Wednesday night. The dynamic forward struck four times along with two assists providing some of his points at the most crucial time of the game.

2018-10-23
D Division

Tuesday October 23

(5) The Blast vs AREZ(3)

Special team goals in third rally Blast over AREZ

For well over two periods, AREZ looked like they had the game under control. But by giving up the next three out of four goals on the special teams, all that hard work had nothing to show for in the end. Looking back, the AREZ will point to a missed power play chance early in the third period as the difference maker. Rather than building their lead, H.Merone notched his second in a shorthanded situation to pull the Blast within one. That lone tally was just the beginning of the end for the AREZ. From there, the Blast would add three more tallies that included power play goals-from F.Tremblay and J.Laviolette.

(2)Bramabulls vs Capitals (3)

Costly penalties doom Bulls in tight affair with Capitals

After grabbing a 1-0 lead heading into the second period, the Bramabulls did a fine job keeping the Capitals off the score sheet for nearly two frames. Unfortunately, a pair of penalties late in the frame turned a slight lead into a quick deficit. The Capitals couldn't score 5vs5 but made their chances count up a man when A.Boucher and M-A Bernier each scored with the man advantage. With the games next goal being so crucial, M-A Morin was able to provide it giving the Capitals a two goal cushion with still plenty of time left over. The Bramabulls did respond shortly after courtesy of G.Bouchard but weren't able to level. J-F Aumais was stellar facing close to 30 shots to earn the win against a potent offense.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Hendrix Merone of the Blast. Out of his clubs five goals, H.Merone had his hands in four of them that included two goals and two assists.

2018-10-22
4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 22

Les Carmoni can't get over allowing 3 straight shorthanded goals

Rather then going ahead after being awarded a power play goal for delay of game, Les Carmoni didn't have time to realise how things went terribly wrong. Somehow, the Punishers torched their opponent with three shorthand goals all during the same minor penalty. The only part of the game that wasn't so bad was when they scored three straight to pull within one. Unfortunately for Les Carmoni, that was as good as it got. The Punishers would then take over and run out the score en route to an 8-3 win. The second encounter was clearly much closer but still in the favour of the Punishers. A.Laramee snapped a late 1-1 tie that held up while feeding an empty cage to staple a 3-1 victory. Both wins came with the help of a deep line up. J.Fidrilis picked a beautiful top corner to finish with four points while A.Laramee had two solid games collecting a total of four goals.

(3)Les Carmoni vs Punishers (8)

(3)Punishers vs Les Carmoni(1)

Hard work pays off for 1 Timer in split with Degenerates

Considering how both teams played one another, a split decision did justice for the 1 Timer and the Degenerates on Monday night. The 1 Timer relied on their pressure without the ball to force turn arounds while the Degenerates patiently waited for some crisp plays in order to score some goals. Both tactics worked, at least in one of the two games. The first meeting did go to the Degenerates when S.Sicuso riffled a wrist shot-from the slot area that barely got by F.Koch late in the game. As for the second encounter, the 1 Timer had the luxury to score first and play with the lead. E.Allen did level after finding himself completely alone of F.Koch. With the next goal being so crucial, T.Daigneault was able to put the 1 Timer back in front on a shot that left P.Assadi wondering how it went in. The lack of players and energy consumed the Degenerates enough to hit a wall. Despite the loss, the veteran side did generate some quality scoring chances only to hit a hot net minder in F.Koch.

(3)Degenerates vs 1 Timer(2)

(2)1 Timer vs Degenerates (1)

Black Eagles edge out Chic Choc after stalemate

Goaltenders G.Page of the Black Eagles and F.Gaudet-Peolquin of the Chic Choc showed off their skills after drawing even in the shootout. None of the six combined players were able to get at least one by the net minders. N.Bisson scored both goals for the Black Eagles while J-R Lemay and D.Trinque tallied for the Chic Choc leaving neither team to collect the win. With the odds stacked against a second straight draw, the Black Eagles would eventually prevail in the ensuing match. T.Pigeon had a big part as the forward opened and closed the scoring solidifying a 3-1 win. G.Page continued-from where he left off stopping 19 of 20 shots. Slowly but surely, the Black Eagles are starting to get the respect they deserve after a shaky start to the season. This marks four straight games that they collected at least a point.

(2)Black Eagles vs Chic Choc(2) S.O

(1)Chic Choc vs Black Eagles(3)

C.Stavriadis looks only once behind him, Armadillos unstoppable

The Armadillos simply refuse to let up. At this point into the season, it seems like it doesn't matter who they play. The Kings had to endure firsthand depth, skill, and exceptional goaltending-from C.Stavriadis. In both their wins, Stavriadis saw only L.Velenosi get the better of him. The Armadillos got some balanced scoring in their opening contest but had once again G.Boucahrd along with S.Kipopoulos net a pair in the second encounter. The Kings missed out on tying the game on the power play only to see a shorthanded marker put them down 2-0 instead. From there, the Kings would never recover giving up three straight markers.

(1)Kings vs Armadillos (4)

(5)Armadillos vs Kings (0)

Mistakes prove costly for Corporation

Even with the Corporation jumping off to a decent start, it just isn't enough when playing Legacy. On many occasions, the men in yellow had their chances but couldn't finish. The problem was that when Legacy got theirs, L.Dias would have almost no chance stopping quality shots his direction. Five different players got their names on the score sheet in the opening contest for Legacy while Y.Derohannessian was the only player to score all three goals in the loss for the Corporation. The second game was nowhere close to the first one with Legacy thumping their opponent. Something unusual did however happen. An unlikely hero took charge in the 7-0 rout and likely for the first time ever in his ball hockey career, G.Panagiotopoulos felt what it's like to be a goal scorer. The sturdy defenseman had scored once prior to the second game giving him the most goals out of a pool of snipers.

(5)Legacy vs The Corporation (3)

(0)The Corporation vs Legacy(7)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Panagiotopoulos of Legacy. It's extremely rare for a defenseman to earn a hat trick but the Legacy captain had a night to remember collecting a total of four goals.

Tuesday October 23

Armadillos undefeated but not perfect

Eight games in, and the Armadillos have yet to suffer a loss.  That nearly changed against the Punishers as the two sides went at it in a shootout that could have gone either way.  Unfortunately for the Punishers, they couldn't hand the division leaders their first loss of the season. However, by going the distance, the Armadillos dropped a little point even if they took the breakaways with goals-from G.Djevahirdjian and G.Bouchard. Similar to the previous encounter, the second game was also close. This time, the Armadillos got it done in regulation with a slight 3-2 victory. K.Koutsogiannopoulos scored early in the second period for the winner leaving C.Stavriadis to do the rest and record another win in net.

(4)Armadillos vs Punishers (3) S.O

(2)Punishers vs Armadillos (3)

2018-10-21
E Division

Sunday October 21

(5)Shockers vs Fatal Demons(3)

C.Debonis, M.Blackman lead-red hot Shockers over Fatal Demons

Two of the hottest players in the E Sunday division continue to play at another level as C.DeBonis and his captain M.Blackman each scored twice earning a fourth victory in only five games. At this rate, teams will need to figure out to over play when going up against the Shockers. The difficult part of formulating a game plan is that there are others just as dangerous offensively. For a very rare time, T.Salberg had a quiet night going empty handed. Even though the game suggests a close score, the Shockers were mostly in control despite giving up the first goal of the game.

(4)Brew Crew vs Butchers (3)

Butchers surrender four third period goals to hands of Brew Crew

The Butchers looked comfortable for two full periods carrying a 2-0 lead. Then, the third period happened. The Brew Crew woke up-from the dead scoring four times while out shooting and stunning the Butchers. Whatever was said in between periods definitely worked for the desperate side. The Brew Crew couldn't buy a win in their first four starts but that all changed as of Thursday night and in this particular game to get back on track. The comeback effort was led-from four different goal scorers. D.Verta and D.Colatosti collected two assists each that included the set up on M.Rheaume's game winning goal. This contest remained close thanks to the goaltenders. On one side of the court, C.Confuonti was stellar for the Butchers killing two straight penalties. However, it was C.Muccino collecting the win, who had to be solid as well for the close result.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Martin Rheaume of the Brew Crew. Sometimes timing is everything and M.Rheaume couldn't have scored at a better time for the Brew Crew. His game winner late in the game puts his club back in the right direction after a slow start to the season.

2018-10-19
Masters 35+ division

Friday October 19

(8)Hawks vs Hellas(3)

Hawks recover with 7 straight goals after slow start

A game that started slow for the Hawks eventually turned into a barn burner. Fortunately for the Hawks, they took out the stops and solidified the win with an impressive second half of the game. Some quick passing and back and forth play created enough lanes for shots to come in. S.Fabrici dented the ball twice giving S.Sauk no chance to react in time. The Hawks, apart-from Fabrici, saw seven different players find the back of the net.

(2)HBHA vs Bramabulls(3)

Two late goals all for nothing for HBHA

The HBHA didn't look at their best-from the get go. They came out flatter than a six month old can of coke. Perhaps it was the Bramabulls simply better jumping off to a 2-0 first period lead. But with the amount of skill the HBHA posses, it was nearly impossible that they weren't going to score. However, that being said, it took nearly the entire game for M.Pololos to get his club on board. Then, only two minutes later, D.Andrade tied the game. Momentum would usually suggest a pattern to follow when a side takes over with a pair of key tallies. Unfortunately for the HBHA, it wasn't the case. The Bramabulls immediately regained the lead courtesy of M.Argiris. The highly skilled forward had set up F.Dominianni and Mauro Mignogna in the opening frame before notching the games deciding marker.

(4)Stones vs The Peters(7)

Stones give good effort despite loss

The Stones weren't hanging their heads Friday night after losing to a team like the Peters. After all, only eight players dressed and the game wasn't overly convincing. The Peters did do the right thing of dictating the pace early with three first period goals. While many would have thought that this contest would end up in a landslide, the Stones remained focused and resilient to keep it respectable. Their best hockey occurred in the third period where they won the frame 3-2.M.Russo struck twice and N.Mucci collected two points in the loss. As for the Peters, R.Placentino was the only player to score twice as part of a four point performance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mario Argiris of the Bramabulls. In a close 3-2 decision over the HBHA, Argiris participated on all three goals that included the winner late in the game.

2018-10-18
E Division

Thursday October 18

(4)Smooth Sailors vs SBS Trashers(5) S.O

SBS Trashers beat Smooth Sailors in shootout thriller

Led by a pair of goals- from Joe Scalia, one that he tapped in mid air, the SBS Trashers went the distance to edge out the Smooth Sailors on Thursday night. Depending on how to look at it, M.Testolina was responsible for the good and the bad in the overall decision. The Smooth Sailors forward participated in all three goals including a pair, was also the reason why the SBS Trashers benefited twice on the power play. The feisty forward may have visited the penalty box one too many times which took him away -from a shootout attempt. With neither side able to get it done in overtime, P.Manousos and A.Moffa used perfect wrist shots to get the better of R.Ricaurte in the shootout.

(5)Legends vs Raging Rhinos(4)

Legends grind it out in win over Rhinos

Grinding out games may be the Legends best way to earn results. With the division being as difficult as it is, the formula isn't complicated.  Every player realises that they need to buckle down defensively while keeping the scoring chances simple. Tonight's example saw J.Courteau and Marco Diaco take care of much of the scoring as both players tallied a pair. By getting that required offence, the Legends defended well enough with the help of their net minder G.Platanitis. The Raging Rhinos may look back and not like the fact that they took ten minutes worth of minor penalties. Luckily enough, only one goal went in during that span.

(7)Brew Crew vs JLR Brossard(5) Thu & Sun inter-league

Finally, the Brew Crew get monkey off their back

Snake bitten in the win column for four games, the Brew Crew needed a different night to finally end the spell. The schedule didn't do them any favours going up against a ton of talent in the JLR Brossard. Despite facing off against players such as G.Pisanelli and C.Gingras just to name a few, the Brew Crew went about their business to get the job done. Their best moments occurred towards the later stages of the second period and early into the final frame where they struck four times. M.Rheaume fuelled the offense with three goals and an assist while D.Verta set up three different teammates. The JLR Brossard for a rare time had all their elements in play. Payam Assadi did get three assists but that's only because his line mates are that good. G.Pisanelli added two more goals to his collection in the lose.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Legends. The power forward never seems to take a night off, this time bagging two goals and a pair of helpers.

2018-10-17
F Division

Wednesday October 17

(9)Kentucky Blue vs Left Wings(8)

J.McKenzie third period hat trick leads Kentucky Blue past Left Wings

Even though the two sides went back and forth several times, J.McKenzie found the ideal time to make his goals count. The Left Wings thought they had the game wrapped up or at the very least a chance to go into overtime up until the Kentucky Blue sniper decided otherwise. McKenzie had already two goals under his belt before bagging two very late markers to edge out the Left Wings. The encouraging part of this victory was that it was done with only a few players dressed. In addition to McKenzie's onslaught, D.Landucci was pivotal as well accumulating a massive seven points.

(3)Horsemen vs Decepticons(4) S.O

Horsemen rally in third but fall in shootout

P.Sidhom and M.Mamoulides tallied unanswered goals for the Horsemen in the third period to rally back and force overtime, but the team was unable to overcome the Decepticons in a shootout. A.Mancini made close to 30 saves while denying three shootout attempts. The only player to have any success on the breakaways came- from the hands of Y.Leroux. Prior to his winner, Leroux scored once and assisted on the Decepticons second goal. There has been a reoccurring theme for the Horsemen's offense involving the same players collecting points. Once again, P.Sidhom, V.Pandza and M.Mamoulidis were the only three players involved on the score sheet combining for eight points.

(5)Knights vs Carnage(4)

Knights rally for first win of the season

The Knights finally flipped the switch after stumbling at the start of the season. And what better way to end the drought by overcoming a 3-0 deficit. It showed that the Knights really wanted the victory despite a horrible start. The effort came-from everyone that saw five different players find the back of the net. P.Santullo set up two teammates before sparking the win with just over two minutes remaining. Looking back, Carnage will have to wonder how they started so well but finished so terrible. S.Broccoli was their most productive player with three assists.

(3)Underdogs vs Decpticons(1)

Fuel runs out for Decpticons in double header night

Its one thing to have the legs in the first portion of a game after playing an hour earlier, but it's another to try and keep up versus a relentless opponent. The Underdogs, despite dropping the first period 1-0, felt no pressure or worries that they would eventually bounce back. Once E.Salhany got on board, the stage was set for more to come. J.Constantin would soon enough snap the tie just shy of the mid way point of the game. The momentum shifted firmly in the Underdogs favour which forced the Decepticons to find solutions on how to even the score. Unfortunately, no matter how hard they tried, C.Malkoun stood in the way along with a committed defence. The Underdogs secured the result late in the game courtesy of F .Nasser.

(4)Mighty Drunks vs Fat Cats(9)

D.Mili and F.Gentile share hat tricks in rout of Mighty Drunks

If this game was played in front of a big audience, many hats would have been thrown onto to the field from-the Fat Cats supporters. The rarity of two players scoring hat tricks occurred in this particular contest with D.Mili and F.Gentile achieving the feat. Perhaps it was somewhat expected that plenty of goals would have gone in. The Fat Cats have been clearly dominant this season and show no signs of slowing down with a deep roster. If it's not weapon it will be another .J.Scalia appeared to take a night off with only two assists while S.Hrivnak scored twice.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jesse McKenzie of the Kentucky Blue. The forward was praised by his teammates after riffling four straight markers in wild 9-8 finish over the Left Wings.

2018-10-16
D Division

Tuesday October 16

(7)Capitals vs The Blast(2)

Capitals feast on Blast in 7-2 win

C.Bezeau and M-A Morin each scored twice and the Capitals had their way with the Blast on Tuesday night. For two full periods, C.Fortin never once looked behind him securing his cage. That was until S.Lacombe finally got the Blast on board early in the third period. However, the damage had been long done with the Capitals riding a sufficient lead. Apart-from his two goals, M-A Morin was a big reason why the Capitals scored so many by adding three assists.

(7)Punishers vs AREZ(1)

P.Arkalis scores hat trick as Punishers trounce AREZ

P.Arkalis enjoyed his night scoring in every possible way for the Punishers. The slick forward used a power play goal, followed with a shorthanded marker before completing his hat trick very late in the game. A.Dayan had a solid start to the third period where he buried two in a row to put the game out of reach. The Punishers couldn't have asked for a better game. Their only slight miss hap occurred late in the second period where M.Monteschio tallied for the AREZ.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Arkalis of the Punishers. In every possible situation, P.Arkalils was able to put the ball in back of the net.

2018-10-15
4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 15

E.Gacem answers immediately to take opener

Twice the Chic Choc led by a pair and twice the Degenerates answered back to even the score. Unfortunately for the Degenerates, it took only 30 seconds for E.Gacem to respond and secure a 5-4 win to open up the night. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Degenerates wanted nothing more than to level the series. And they nearly did so if not for F.Peloquin occupying the pipes. The net minder literally stood tall barely giving any net on a few glorious chances. Both sides traded two goals apiece with J.Courteau and Q.Joseph scoring for the Degenerates while J-R Lemay netted both tallies for the Chic Choc. The only way to have decided the outcome at this point was in a shootout. Out of the combined six attempts, nobody had any sort of luck or success figuring out P.Assadi and F.Peloquin.

(5)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (4)

(2)Degenerates vs Chic Choc(2) S.O

1 Timer struggle in a night to forget with Black Eagles

The 1 Timer can't be feeling too good about themselves after tonight's encounter with the Black Eagles. At no point did they look good falling behind early in both games while unable to battle back and force a closer contest. Maybe it's because the Black Eagles were that much better winning many facets of both games. N.Bisson got credited the winner in the opening contest and C.Mauger-Lavigne was their most productive player bagging two goals and a helper. That was just the beginning for Mauger-Lavigne, who went on to add two more goals to close out a 4-1 decision. The Black Eagles couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Two out of their four goals came with the man advantage. Even though he didn't score, S.Bois-Chasse was behind setting up three markers.

(5)Black Eagles vs 1 Timer(2)

(1)1 Timer vs Black Eagles(4)

Corporation seeking revenge in cup rematch versus Carmoni

Even with some changes to their roster, some Corporation players haven't forgotten the recent final between the two sides. Both games would prove to be a good test to see how they would fair with one another. In the first nine minutes of the opening encounter, the Corporation demonstrated their hunger jumping off to a solid 3-0 lead. That cushion was more than enough to solidify a positive outcome. The question at that point would be to see if they can duplicate a similar result. Unfortunately for the Corporation, the tables did turn but not by much. Les Carmoni got two goals -from M.Croteau that included an empty net marker and the winner from-D.Desmarais. Despite dropping the contest, the men in yellow weren't disappointed knowing that they had to battle with a short bench. The father son combination between A.Zarzour and M.Zarzour clicked very well for the Corporation as both players combined for six points.

(4) The Corporation vs Les Carmoni(1)

(3)Les Carmoni vs The Corporation (1)

Kings battle but fall short twice to Legacy

There's no denying the gutsiness and the dogged nature of the Kings effort on Monday night. Despite being down in both games, the commitment level was at its highest even if they didn't get the results they hoped for. This was perhaps a case of two good teams that had one very key component being the major difference, which was experience. Legacy used their years of chemistry to manage the right plays at the right time that resulted in key goals. J.Rochon,one of a few snipers that Legacy has led the way scoring twice in both victories. Other notables included T.Bozinakis, who collected six points, G.Pisnaelli right behind him with five points and E.Girourad who set up three markers while netting one himself. As for the Kings, M.Orlando didn't take a night off adding five points to his collection.

(3)Kings vs Legacy (6)

(5)Legacy vs Kings(4)

Armadillos continue to ride the hot hand with G.Bouchard

G.Bouchard was absolutely terrific in both the Armadillos victories over the Punishers. With each passing game, teams will need to adjust on how to play the quarter back defensemen. The Armadillos didn't score much but managed enough to earn two wins over a depleted line up. Out of their six total goals, G.Bouchard was involved in four of them. The slick defenseman has all the elements of being threat with so much room in a 4vs4 format. Ball control, a precise shot and his long reach are just some attributes that makes him effective. The good news for the Armadillos is that they have plenty of other elements that will make them a challenge game in and game out. For now, J.Kontitsis and his troops will enjoy the ride as they expect nothing less than a successful season.

(2)Punishers vs Armadillos (3)

(3)Armadillos vs Punishers (1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Charles Mauger-Lavigne of the Black Eagles. His four goals and one assist enabled his club to collect six clean points versus the 1 Timer.

2018-10-14
E Division

Sunday October 14

(3)Butchers vs Fatal Demons(2)

Scoring machine E.Girouard strikes 3 times to edge out Fatal Demons

E.Girouard and the Butchers simply weren't going to be denied Sunday night in their battle with the Fatal Demons. The sniper recorded another one of many hat tricks with the eventual tie breaking goal coming right after F.Casacalenda levelled the game for the Fatal Demons. For well over two periods, C.Confuonti kept frustrating his opponent stopping everything he saw. The only way the Fatal Demons got to him was on a deflection and a screened shot. Despite that little miss hap, the Butchers immediately went ahead and never looked back recording a third win in only four games. The good news so far for their turnaround season is that they strung two straight victories without some key pieces.

(5)Shockers vs Brew Crew(5)

Shockers push through in third period for intense victory

The Brew Crew's slight 2-1 lead heading into the third period just wasn't good enough. Perhaps it was because the Shockers were playing to win while the Brew Crew were playing not to lose. Regardless the reasons, the Shockers showed up when it counted the most and made the best of their chances. The onslaught saw four different players find the back of the net. J.Collins rocket-from the point evened the score on the power play. Then, barely a minute later,the captain took over as M.Blackman put his club in front with less than four minutes remaining. By simply working harder and playing more determined, the Shockers got what they deserved in the end. The Brew Crew did excel with the man advantage posting two out of their three goals on the power play.

(6)Lynx vs Fatal Demons(3)

Lynx exploit tired Fatal Demons

The gruelling effect of playing the Lynx in a double header night can wreak havoc on a team's focus. The Fatal Demons had just played an hour earlier and were now stuck going up against a younger and deeper side that wanted nothing more than to hammer their opponent. The Lynx sent an early message that this game was going to be dictated by their own terms. After grabbing a 2-0 lead heading into the second period, D.Zabitsky scored one his clubs two power play goals for a 3-1 lead. U.Cruz went on to add his second shortly after and eventually notched his third scoring once in every period. Unless the Fatal Demons got the better start to the contest, the inevitable was to be expected.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Uri Cruz of the Lynx. The Lynx forward was on top of his game striking once in every period that led to a 6-3 win over the Fatal Demons.

2018-10-12
Masters 35+ division

Friday October 12

(9)The Peters vs Hellas(1)

M.Crialese draws immediate attention in 5 goal rampage

He barely got his feet wet but M.Crialese demonstrated what a threat he will be up front for the Peters. The sniper went on a scoring rampage posting three out of his five goals by the early stages of the second period. He was so efficient that Hellas was unable to slow him down no matter how hard they tried. But good goal scorers often do get the help required to be effective. In this particular game, J.Morina is perhaps the main guy who found the openings while distributing the ball with precision. The captain set up three goals while closing it out late in the game. R.Placentino also had a good start to his season accumulating four points.

(3)Stones vs HBHA(6)

HBHA pour it on after slow start

After coming out asleep in the first period on Friday night, the HBHA vowed to set the tone as of the second period. Six minutes was it took for a complete turnaround. The HBHA scored four straight goals during that span to take control of the match. J.Kontitsis led the way sparking three straight points while adding his third assist in the final frame. Even though the Stones did what they needed to do early on, they simply couldn't apply a solid game plan long enough. There one consistent player so far this season has been the play of J.Pizzuco, who participated in all three points in the loss. The Stones will need their top gun T.Settino along with some of his wingers to step it up if they plan on doing anything significant this season.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max Crialese of the Peters. His five goals and two assists is more than enough to convince anyone that he merits the honour.

2018-10-11
2019 Mens Team Canada Roster Announcement

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association is pleased to announce the players and staff representing Mens Team Canada at the 2019 World Ball Hockey Championships...

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association is very pleased to announce the roster of Men's Team Canada along with the Team Staff for the 2019 ISBHF World Championship in Kosice, Slovakia.General Manager Daniel Medeiros states "We were looking across Canada for the right blend of skill, talent, work ethic, speed, size and chemistry that is going to get us back to the top of the ball hockey world, and we believe we have found just that."Team Canada is also announcing the names of the Team Staff who bring a wealth of professional experience to take care of the squad in Kosice.Goaltenders:Adam Butler - Cloverdale, British ColumbiaDave Yarham - Edmonton, AlbertaDefensemen:Joel Andresen - St. Albert, AlbertaDylan Churchwell - Langley, British ColumbiaJordan Crocker - Brampton, OntarioCody Donaghey - St. John's, NewfoundlandBill Marshall - Calgary, AlbertaPatrick O'Keefe - Mount Pearl, NewfoundlandBrian Szolga - Niagara Falls, OntarioCalin Wild - Winnipeg, ManitobaForwards:Landen Burkley - Edmonton, AlbertaIain Downes - Thorold, OntarioJordan Escott - St. John's, NewfoundlandShawn Hannon - Ajax, OntarioScott Holben - Edmonton, AlbertaDustin Kelly - Winnipeg, ManitobaRemi Laurencelle - Winnipeg, ManitobaJustin Maiolino - Loretto, OntarioDanick Martel - Drummondville, QuebecConnor Navrot - Martensville, SaskatchewanZach O'Brien - St. John's, NewfoundlandGianluca Pallotta - Beeton, OntarioMarcus Power - St. John's, NewfoundlandKevin Reid - Norman's Cove, NewfoundlandHead Coach - Ian Moores - Harbour Grace, NewfoundlandAssistant Coach - Alex Bovoletis - Toronto, OntarioPhysician - Dr. Ian Marshall - St. John's, NewfoundlandAthletic Therapist - Ryan Bennett - Oakville, OntarioRMT - Rolland Heider - Newmarket, OntarioEquipment Manager - Nathan Belliveau - St. John, New BrunswickGeneral Manager - Daniel Medeiros - Toronto, Ontario 
E Division

Thursday October 11

(6)Smooth Sailors vs Legends(3)

Smooth Sailors win every frame for double up win

By adding a pair of key pieces, the Smooth Sailors just got better and it showed in their 6-3 win over the Legends. M.Testolina and L.Pennimpede took care of most of the action as both players combined for eight points that included two goals apiece. The Legends knew they were in tough against a faster team. Luckily for them, R.Ranieri gave them a chance by keeping it as close as it was. The Smooth Sailors went on to win all three periods by a slight 2-1 margin. In addition to their newly dressed players, J.Palmitano and R.Sollacito were also very productive combining for six points.

(9)JLR Brossard vs SBS Trahers(4)

High Powered offense kicks in for the JLR Brossard

The JLR Brossard big guns were on fire on Thursday night. Led by a few threats up front, G.Pisanelli took charge in the goal scoring department with a hat trick while J.Rochon and J.Pantelis were just behind him posting two goals each. Perhaps the key to the victory was the quick start to the game. The JLR Brossard wasted no time jumping to a 3-0 lead. Due to some missing links, the SBS Trashers were dug into a very deep hole despite a couple of periods remaining. They did fair well in the second trading two goals each but were nowhere to be seen in the third where the JLR Brossard pulled away for the win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Testolina of the Smooth Sailors. His supersonic speed and ability to open up resulted in two goals and two assists.