Monday September 19 (Final Division 1)
Classics celebrate after end to a dominant season
The Dragons needed everything possible to go right if they stood a chance at defeating the Classics on Monday night. To their credit, they managed a very strong start grabbing a 3-1 lead after one period, but it ended there. The Classics were than able to carry their intensity and domineering attitude-from that point on looking like they were playing-from another planet. They were simply overwhelming scoring at will as they couldn’t be stopped no matter how the Dragons tried to adjust. P.Karvouriaris struck three times, M.Mavroudis buried a pair while may others contributed in the 8-3 rout. Demoralising as it was, the Dragons tried to reset heading into game two. Unfortunately, nothing came of it as history repeated itself once more. The Classics continued with their high octane offense scoring at will ending the series earlier than it should have. With the score 8-0 after the first period alone, this series came to a wrap. The Dragons couldn’t match their opponent in all three areas of their game. Maybe the likes of J.Mandracchia could have helped more so in the first game to help provide a constant flow, but that’s all speculation. There issues were primarily on their inability to contain the Classics big guns. Giving up 16 goals in two periods will never cut it. Regardless the reasons, its safe to say that the team who expected to win got it done in the end. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out Pat Santullo and the Classics for taking home the Monday first division title.
(8)Classics vs Dragons(3) Game 1
(0)Dragons vs Classics(8) Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Karvouriaris of the Classics. The point producing menace was it again, this time accumulating seven points in two games to lead all teammates.