Friday November 1
(7)Pylons vs Brewers (5)
Pylons grind out a hard fought battle with Brewers
Grinding out games may be the Pylons formula for the foreseeable future. With players continuously out of the line-up, the Pylons know they will have to find different ways to win. There will be at times where it doesn't look pretty like in the case versus the Brewers. Both teams matched up well against one another which suggested for a close game. The contest was ultimately decided on a late play when T.Settino used his one timer-from the slot area to gain the lead. The Brewers will look back at a couple of key moments that could have swung the match the other way. Despite the loss, A.Lanni continues his tear as the captain had a monster night collecting five points that included a hat trick.
(2)Templars vs National (5)
Templars can't keep up with National
Even though the Templars got a perfect start to the game, it was still farfetched to think that they would overcome a stacked National team. It could have been the case if the Templars played with a full deck as well. But with only three changes to their bench, the inevitable eventually happened. National responded with five unanswered goals getting a pair of key tallies-from Rubens Morne. O.Valiquette knotted the winner and M.Pinheiro had a normal night for his standards collecting three points.
(5)Chiefs vs The Family (7)
Solid all around effort puts the Family on the map
It's hard to call this stage of the season as a must win, but for the Family, this one was about as close as one can be. Fortunately, they responded with a brilliant effort to collecting their first win of the season. It just went to show how everyone pulled their weight as seven different players found the back of the net. Both sides never had an edge after the two first periods. As they entered the third knotted at five goals apiece, the Family took advantage of a power play opportunity thanks to a blistering slap shot -from T.Sebastiani. The Chiefs were than awarded a power play chance as well but were unable to convert despite pulling out their net minder for a two man advantage. A.Zarzour did all he could in the loss bagging three goals.
(3)Devil Dawgz vs Bramabulls(4)
S.Ruggiero hat trick carries Bramabulls to victory
All four of the Bramabulls goals came within a six minute span. For nearly two full periods, their offense ran dry,that was up until S.Ruggiero opened up the flood gates. The Bramabulls trailed 2-0 before taking over with four unanswered goals. P.Bertone ran to the net and notched his clubs other tally after receiving a cute pass-from J.Lipartiti. Those three players were the only ones producing offensively as they combined for eight points. The Devil Dawgz know they missed out on a great opportunity to take this match. They played well defensively and got great support-from R.Ranieri between the pipes. Then, in a blink of an eye, the script flipped and the Devil Dawgz found themselves fighting-from behind.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tony Settino of the Pylons. His two way game while enduring a tone of minutes was perhaps the major reason why the Pylons edged out the Brewers. Settino scored three times while adding an assist.