Thursday November 16
(0)United Arms vs Raging Rhinos(9)
Rhinos roll all over United Arms in 9-0 rout
When looking at the standings prior to the game, it came to no one's surprise that the red hot Raging Rhinos would get their way versus the United Arms. And even though the Arms knew they had a tough road ahead of them, this wasn't the kind of result they were hoping for. A bad start knocked the wind out of the United Arms. The score was 4-0 before the twelve minute mark of the opening frame, and despite having a decent second period, the last fifteen minutes of play wasn't any different that resulted in four more tallies. A.Papazian had the most goals with a hat trick and S.Labrecque was just behind him striking twice in the opening period alone. N.Mauro dressed for the first time this season and showed no signs of rust by collecting an 18 save shutout.
(3)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage(2)
Carnage battle back but fall to Mighty Drunks
Carnage managed to battle back-from a 2-0 deficit but ultimately faltered against the Mighty Drunks on Thursday night. Despite being short like they have been all season, Carnage used two third period goals by F.Cirillo to level the game at two goals apiece. Unfortunately that momentum was cut short when S.Archambault snapped the tie only minutes later. The Mighty Drunks won the first two periods getting both tallies-from the very same K.Otis, and seemed to be going in the right direction until the slight hiccup occurred. The shots were fairly even and the goaltending wasn't an issue with S.Sauk getting the slight edge over his counterpart B.Madonis.
(7)Werewolves vs Mohicans(4)
D.Traversy, missing piece Werewolves are glad to have
In his first game with the Werewolves, D.Traversy scored twice and added an assist looking like he may just be that missing piece. There is no doubt that he fits right in able to create loads of offense providing a much deeper line up. The Werewolves already have threats up front such as Y.Leroux, who bagged a pair along with G,Delia, M.Minkiewicz just to name a few. In addition to their offense, their back end is just as solid. P.Turtutici won't disappoint in net and K.Miraldo is as solid as it gets for a defenseman. The Mohicans came out storming with the games first two goals but flat lined the rest of the way giving up six unanswered markers. J.Quesnel-Vinet was their best player providing two goals and a helper.
(2)Chiefs vs SBS Trashers(3)
SBS Trashers edge out Chiefs in tight contest
After playing a hard felt match, the Chiefs suffered a devastating loss to the hands of Trashers. The clock showed less than 90 seconds when G.Bampos used a shot that had eyes making its way through traffic beating a screened S.Pare. Both sides had their up and down moments, but that didn't matter too much in tonight's case as the net miners stole the show. R.Pampena and S.Pare challenged every shot and made plenty of spectacular saves that only difficult shots got through. On two occasions, the Chiefs battled back to even the score but couldn't grab that lead. In the end,it wasnt so bad of a loss considering how many players were absent.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yan Leroux of the Werewolves. Game in and game out, Y.Leroux keeps showing why he's dynamite.Tonight was just another example of him doing his usual that resulted in two goals and two assists.
Wednesday November 15
Lumberjacks (3) VS Deadlast (9)
Without enough players, Deadlast took advantage of the Lumberjacks.
An early game time had the Lumberjacks running from behind. Without enough players to start the game the Deadlast crew were credited with an early lead. With the comfort of playing with changes Deadlast took advantage with strong offensive play Y. Gazura scored two goals for his club while M. Nikas scored a hat trick midway thru the third. For a team playing with such a huge deficit the Lumberjacks never gave up and ran and showed effort until the last buzzer. G. Farhood got the best of J. Sanoudakis scoring a short handed and a power play marker.
Fat Cats (8) VS RBK Knights (2)
Fat Cats take advantage scoring multiple goals in every frame.
Offense was not an issue tonight for the Fat Cats as the scored multiple goals on S. Sauk tonight. Three players scored multiple goals for the Fat Cats as J. Mancini and J. Scalia each completed their hat trick while G. DeMarinis just fell short scoring two. The RBK Knights did show some sign of life near the end of scoring two of their own goals and cutting down the lead to three. Teams will need to pay attention to the high scoring offensive treats on the Fat Cats and limit their chances each game.
Bramabulls (5) VS Horsemen (4) OT
Two evenly matched teams go into an extra frame to get a winner.
Two evenly matched teams went head to head tonight exchanging goals along the way. As the game went on each team got into penalty issues, but they each responded scoring two power play goals. As the extra frame started the Bramabulls continued their penalty issues, but were able to survive with the help of some strong defensive play. With the penalty finishing C. Fragkiudakis grabbed the ball and carried it into the offensive zone to find M. Diaco all alone in the slot. M. Diaco took a killer of a shot to end the game and secure the win for his club.
Venom (9) VS Les Agents Libre (3)
Third period domination from Venom earns them a very important win.
As the game started pretty evenly between two teams, saw one team prevail in the third period. Venom entered the last frame with a one goal lead, but during the intermission it showed that everyone meant business. From the drop of the ball Venom took full control of the period scoring five unanswered goals. K. Araujo, Y. Gazura, and B. Deslauriers each provided multi goal game for their club.
Hellfish (3) VS Les Raymonds (0)
Both goaltenders stood on their head tonight making big saves but only one came up on top.
The battle of two veteran netminders took place tonight, with each one making multiple key saves along the way to keep their club in the game until someone found the back of the net. New addition C. Fragkiudakis was the solution tonight scoring the first goal for his club and finally solving A. Mancini. While on the other hand B. Verducci continued his strong play all game long and stopped every shot he faced to get credited with the shutout.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ben Verducci of Hellfish. The veteran netminder stood tall on a night where his team took some time to find the back of the net and he faced over 24 shots turning all of them away.
Monday November 13
(0)Team Haiti vs Red Lite(7)
Veteran S.Morello fits right in
Red Lite put their shocking defeat to P-Ball in the rear view mirror with the hammering of Team Haiti. Red Lite overwhelmed their opponent to the tune of 7-0.Team Haiti had some good licks but couldn't execute on their rare chances. Who other than a legendary ball hockey player to get things going? S.Morello didn't miss a beat and opened the game with his first of two on the night. Then,J.Bradley picked a perfect top corner and Team Haiti knew they were in trouble despite the amount of hockey left over. A 2-0 lead eventually turned into a four goal cushion after two periods and Red Lite simply cruised to an easy victory. M.David also scored twice and L.Augustin faced barely 15 shots to earn a shutout.
(3)Black Knights vs P-Ball(7)
Captain J.Gagne shows how it's done
The P-Ball put forth another strong effort and were led by their captain J.Gagne, who netted a hat trick in a 7-3 rout of the Black Knights. A bulk of the action occurred early in the second period. The game was tied 1-1 when a furry of goals went in a very short span. P-Ball came out on top of the surge thanks to P.Bibeau's fourth point of the night. With still a period left over, the Black Knights long stretch without a goal carried over the rest of the way. P-O Girouard had a dominant second half and collected a second straight win after facing 21 shots. Its only two games in, and so far so good for the P-Ball,who will be incredibly hard to beat.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morello of Red Lite. At no point does the ageless wonder plan on slowing down. Tonight, the veteran keeps showing why he can play hockey at its highest level by providing the first and last goal for his club.
Monday November 13
Breeze Panareeze answer the bell with 1 Timer
The Breeze Panareeze shook off a pair of disappointing losses only a week ago with two decent performances on Monday night. Every single player connected making crisp passes and smart plays resulting in thirteen goals in two games. While the first encounter took off in one direction for the Breeze Panareeze, the second wasn't so much the same. Instead, the 1 Timer came out flying with the games first two goals by their captain S.Koch and T.Daigneault before finding themselves trailing 3-2 by the end of the opening frame. That sequence took the wind out of the 1 Timer and the Breeze Panareeze went about their business adding four unanswered goals by the end of the game. S.Govas, despite playing as a defenseman was the most productive accumulating five goals and three assists.
(7)Breeze Panareeze vs 1 Timer(3)
(2)1 timer vs Breeze Panareeze(7)
Punishers and Nightmares take aim in shootouts
It was that close between the Nightmares and the Punishers. In both games, neither side got it done in regulation time. However, the Punishers did let the first encounter slip away by giving up two very late markers that evened the score. D.Bertrand set up both his captain S.Sicuso and J.Rochon to force the shootout where both net minders excelled denying every single breakaway. A.Bergomi played the role of trooper. The veteran normally plays as a forward but took it for the team by dressing up as a goaltender. Considering the move, perhaps he may have to consider a different role as he did not disappoint in an unfamiliar position. The Nightmares did eventually get L.Dias to take over in net. With his club up 1-0 after a power play goal by J.Rochon, the Punishers returned the favor by netting a late tally by T.Karvouriaris forcing a second straight shootout. But the outcome didn't turn out to be the same in this case. Out of their three attempts, the Punishers saw their captain J.Fidrilis and K.Tsoukalas end the spell netting a shootout marker a piece. Unfortunately the Nightmares were snake bitten once more unable to crack F.Russo, who was brilliant throughout both games.
(2)Punishers vs Nightmares(2) S.O
(1)Nightmares vs Punishers(3) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Govas of the Breeze Panareeze. The cerebral d-man was on top of his game racking up an impressive eight points that included five goals.
Sunday November 12
(7)Fatal Demons vs Sportek(2)
K.Araujo carves up Sportek defense with four goals
Whatever Sportek's plan to stop the Fatal Demons on Sunday night was just didn't work. It was brutal in a 7-2 loss which had K.Araujo get his way notching four goals. Sportek only got on board when they were down 4-0 by the mid way point of the match. A.Jalilvand helped out with a pair, and M.Trivisonno was sharp overall allowing only C.Doulis to beat him twice.
(1)Les Immigrant vs Team Cuba(10)
Robineault, Girouard and Kersaint lead Team Cuba in 10-1 rout of Immigrant
Les Immigrant lasted while they could. After a slow first period, Team Cuba all of a sudden went on a scoring rampage posting five second period goals. Most of their offense came- from their first trio consisting of E.Girouard, S.Robineault and K.Kersaint. That combination collected an impressive nineteen points. All three players kept finding one another leading to perfect passing plays and some riveting one timers giving no chance to A.Zardarian. Les Immigrant got their lone tally-from A.Daghlian as the only player to solve P.Assadi.
(5)Brew Crew vs Wild Dogs(0)
Muccino, Brew Crew shut out Wild Dogs
It was back to their typical style. The Brew Crew, once they lead will likely make anyone pay. The Wild Dogs fell behind with two quick goals-from the very same D.Campanella and were never able to recover unable to get any sort of offense going. P.Karigiannis, C.Moutafis and S.Fabrici also went on to score while combining for eight points. The only thing the Wild Dogs were hoping for at one point was to try and break C.Muccino's shutout. Unfortunately, they weren't able to do it and had to wait till they played the Shockers an hour later to get on board.
(6)Lynx vs Team Cuba(2)
Lynx begin and end with a flourish to top Team Cuba
Not only it was about the start for the Lynx but they also had the finish in a convincing 6-2 win over Team Cuba. Things appeared to be reasonable for a while for Team Cuba but that all changed by the second period where the Lynx were simply too good. The young squad kept moving and made use of all five players that eventually turned into goals. J.Mason was the only player to strike twice in a four point performance. After facing 18 shots, S.Catalano collected a nice win allowing only D.Ramada and K.Kersaint to beat him.
(11)Shockers vs Wild Dogs(1)
Wild Dogs enter lion's den in double header night
It's never easy playing the Shockers on any given circumstances, but this made it that much worse for the Wild Dogs. After playing only an hour earlier and with seven total players, the Wild Dogs were just asking for it. The Shockers co- captain M.Blackman wasted no time posting two out of his clubs three goals for a comfortable 3-0 lead. With that sequence, the tone was set and the Shockers ended the night earlier than usual due to the ten goal mercy rule. Blackman went on to complete his hat trick while surprisingly enough, T.Salberg only scored twice out of the eleven that went in. It's now the eight game of the regular season and no one has yet to figure out the defending champs.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick Vanasse of the Lynx. The crafty defenseman did it all from-setting up plays, to scoring a rocket and defending flawlessly in a 6-2 beat down of Team Cuba.
Friday November 10
(3)Bijoux vs Stones(2)
Stones waste two leads, Bijoux gets the last word
The second period was when this game really started to take off. The Stones took two leads with goals -from M.Salerno and T.Settino and Bijoux responded both times to even the score. Despite playing with a short bench once again, Bijoux stood strong, tough playing their bend but do not break defensive style game. Then, with less than five minute to go, P.Charbonneau re-directed a shot-from S.Michaud giving C.Muccino no time to respond .Bijoux were able to hold on to the remaining minutes and grab the first of a double header night with the Stones.
(3)Blacksox vs National(2) O.T
N.Pereira feeds empty cage on juicy rebound, Blacksox heading in right direction
For the second time in only three nights, the Blacksox are starting to pick up their game. They showed character once more overcoming two straight deficits before grabbing their only lead at the most important time of the contest. V.Troeung helped get his club back in it levelling the match on two occasions. However, the night wasn't done yet and the Blacksox were still very ambitious in what was a crucial match up with National. After the National net minder made the initial save, N.Pereira was at the right place at the right time. The veteran harped on a loose ball that ended up right in front of him and made no mistake to bury his chance in an empty net. The Blacksox deservingly picked up five big points in their last two games and are looking to be in fine form after a slow start to the season.
(4)Bijoux vs Stones(3)
Bijoux frustrate Stones for second straight game
This time, it was Bijoux playing with the lead, and despite the Stones coming back to even things up,S.Vitali had the final say. His tally came right after F.Argento tied the game 3-3 into the third period. However, the Stones had plenty of time left over but ran into a particular problem being how solid J.Beaudry remained for the duration of the match. The net minder faced quality chances and never once flinched enabling his club to play with the lead. By the time the buzzer sounded, Bijoux handed the Stones their first and second defeat of the season on the same night.
(10)HBHA Seniors vs Hawks(2)
HBHA Seniors drop hammer on Hawks
Although they didn't expect much with many players out of their line up, the Hawks were hoping for a better outcome. Unfortunately, one goal led to another and another and that just become the theme of this match. The HBHA Seniors controlled the entire game which was only inevitable that the goals would eventually go in. P.Koutsogiannopoulos once again led all teammates striking three times as part of a six point performance. A.Angelis and P.Karigiannis chipped in with a pair, and D.Mattar was smooth sailing the entire night giving up two goals on 13 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Pereira of the Blacksox. In what was a very important game for both sides, N.Pereira may have netted a season saving overtime winner.
Thursday November 9
(7)Mighty Drunks vs Ottarks(3)
V.Mancini scores 5 goals as Mighty Drunks crush Ottarks
V.Mancini took his scoring prowess to yet another level on Thursday, hitting a personal high with five goals in a 7-3 rout of the Ottarks. The sniper celebrated posting four straight markers and added his fifth by the third period to hit a remarkable feat. The Ottarks played well in the first half with the game tied 2-2, but couldn't keep up giving up the next five of six goals. With this result, both sides find themselves heading in opposite directions. The Mighty Drunks just collected their third straight win while the Ottarks dropped their last three contests after starting with a perfect 3-0 record.
(5)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(6)
Power play goals in third period carry Raging Rhinos past Bramabulls
The confidence and chemistry of the Raging Rhinos power play was in top form against the Bramabulls. Three out of their six goals came with the man advantage on only four attempts. Each side played to a 4-4 second period tie before the Raging Rhinos made the Bramabulls pay on two occasions. J.Tzanetakos provided a two goal cushion and the Raging Rhinos looked to be in fine shape till P.Charbonneau responded with a hat trick for the Bramabulls. With a chance to even the score, M.Diaco failed to capitalise on a breakaway. B.Verducci never flinched and read the play properly to make a game changing save.
(4)Carnage vs United Arms(6)
United Arms climb out of basement, keep Carnage winless
It's now the mid way point of the season and neither team has yet to collect a win. And by the way this game was going, that scenario remained very possible with the game tied after two periods. But eventually something had to give and the United Arms found a way to win one frame that finally put them in the win column. A.Belcher snapped a 3-3 third period tie on the power play and G.Jerjian erased all doubts when he bagged two late tallies completing his hat trick to ensure his club the victory. A.Daghlian had a strong start striking twice while collecting an assist. The only good thing Carnage had working for them was their five man unit. S.Longo scored twice with the man advantage while his captain F.Pace participated in all four goals.
(3)Cheifs vs Mohicans(8)
X factor X.Aubin rattles the Chiefs with seven points
The Mohicans can always rely on X.Aubin, at least in tonight's case. His sensational display crushed the Chiefs on Thursday night, especially by the third period where he exploded with four unanswered goals. Prior to that point, Aubin scored once while setting up two teammates. By the time the Chiefs realised what was going on, the damage had already been done. Despite the ugly score, this contest was only 4-3 after two periods. It was by the third where the younger legs took over en route to a perfect 4-0 record.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to X.Aubin of the Mohicans. From-the get go, X.Aubin was absolutely lights out sparking five goals in a seven point performance.
Saturday November 11
(7)Mighty Drunks vs Raging Rhinos(11)
S.Labrecque, S.Pilon and A.Papazian make Mighty Drunks feel hangover
It didn't matter that the Raging Rhinos had only two spares on a Saturday afternoon.After thirteen minutes into the game, the score was already 6-2 and the Mighty Drunks had only themselves to blame. Perhaps it was a lack of focus or just taking things for granted. Whatever the reasons, the Raging Rhinos played it smart and capitalised eleven times on 35 shots. S.Labrecque and S.Pilon had explosive four goal games and A.Papazian was right behind them posting a hat trick. In the end, it came down to those three players making the entire difference. It's not often that only three players will find the back of the net on eleven goals.
(2)Mohicans vs Bramabulls(6)
Mohicans don't measure up in real test
While things are going extremely well so for the Mohicans, this contest was a perfect measuring stick to see how they would fair in the E Thursday division. In order to beat the Bramabulls, simply means that you can challenge with the best of them. The match was close for the most part up until a third period breakout by the Bramabulls left the Mohicans hanging. Five different players took charge in the final frame that included three helpers-from G.Pisanelli and a game winning power play goal by P.Bertone. The Mohicans scored twice in only 90 seconds to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period until falling apart. Prior to the match, the Mohicans were the only team in the division without a loss.
(6)Werewolves vs United Arms(3)
Y.Leroux celebrates four goals in double up win over Arms
Give him the ball and the odds are good of something happening. Y.Leroux often makes the right play and when given the chance, he will certainly make anyone pay. The United Arms found this out after the a devastating second period where Leroux struck three times in only five minutes to collect his fourth goal of the day. By that time, the game was out of reach and the Werewolves dictated the pace in their favor. The United Arms did have a solid finish posting two third period goals by Y.Derohannessian, who collected three points in the loss.
Wednesday November 8
(1)Lumberjacks vs Les Raymonds(7)
E.Tochan’s four goal game powers Les Raymonds past Lumberjacks
E.Tochan had a night to remember for Les Raymonds on Wednesday night.The forward sparked two first period goals along with the games last two tallies for the convincing win. It didn’t take long for Les Raymonds to get the Lumberjacks off guard. The score was already 3-0 after only five minutes which could have only suggested a very long night for the Lumberjacks defense and goaltender. M-A Haber did get his club on board early in the second period but that was as far as it got for the Lumberjacks. S.Lecavalier got all the help he needed in front of him and earned the win in net allowing only one goal on 25 shots.
(3)Bramabulls vs Venom(7)
B.Deslauriers and N.Gilbert each score twice to end slump
After three straight games without a win, Venom made it a point to turn it around against the Bramabulls. Every single player participated in one way or another. The offense was charged, the defense was sound and the goaltending didn’t disappoint as M.Trivisonno guarded his cage with conviction. Venom won all three periods and had their better moments by the second frame where they ignited three straight markers for a 5-2 lead. B.Deslauriers made the most noise with five points and N.Gilbert dressed for the first time making an immediate impact with a pair of tallies.
(3)Deadlast vs Fat Cats(8)
Fat Cats show why they are on top
Something had to give on Wednesday night as two undefeated teams clashed to see who would be on top of the F3 division. Normally, this kind of hype would suggest for a competitive close match but it wasn’t the case as the Fat Cats out did their opponent. Apart from S.Hrivnak’s two goals, the Fat Cats had many of their players find the back of the net. They dictated much of the pace that Deadlast couldn’t keep up. Each side worked their power play trading two goals each. If there is one category that the Fat Cats can be pleased with so far apart-from their 6-0 record is the fact that they gave up only eleven goals during that stretch. G.Sangiovanni has been sharp so far and will continue to thrive, especially with a steady defence in front of him.
(8)RBK Knights vs Primetime(4)
RBK Knights looking to turn things around
After playing to a 1-1 first period tie, the RBK Knights put on a remarkable offensive display by the second frame. Goals started to pour in as early as the 25 second mark. Five different players struck to find the back of the net and Primetime couldn’t find a way to slow things down. C.Ladas was the only player to score twice and S.Sauk was stellar collecting his second win in six starts. The RBK Knights are starting to show that they are competitive with some of the top teams after adding some key components to their line-up. If they remain intact, teams will have their hands full.
(3)Les Agents Libre vs Armadillos(5)
Armadillos extend winning streak thanks to P.Koutsogiannopoulos’s hat trick
P.Koutsogiannopoulos led the way with a hat trick, D.Mattar stopped 28 shots and the Armadillos refuse to lose a game this season. The division leaders increased their point lead by ten points leaving every other team in the dust. But as good as they have been, there is some concern for J.Kontitsis and his deep line up. Many of their games got decided in the third period just like in this contest with Les Agents Libre. The match was levelled at three goals apiece before P.Legatos snapped the tie and Koutsogiannopoulos buried the win in an empty cage. If teams keep giving this kind of a challenge, then anything is possible no matter what their record shows.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Elie Tochan of Les Raymonds. The forward rode a hot hand sparking four out of his clubs seven goals.
Monday November 6
Nightmares tear apart Anonymous defense
It's a night that Anonymous need to quickly put behind them as nothing went right. The Nightmares simply overwhelmed their opponent and are glad they did so after two straight losses only a week ago. J.Rochon was expected to collect a bundle of points. In both games, the sniper sparked five goals and helped set up four others. S.Sicuso was also in the conversation collecting a total of ten points by simply feeding his forwards in open areas. After a lopsided 8-1 loss, the Anonymous did put up a better challenge in the second contest despite dropping it as well. They held in there for most of the match up until a late power play goal by G.Lallis secured the win. L.Diaz dressed for the first time in net and was brilliant allowing only three goals on 26 shots.
(8)Nightmares vs Anonymous(1)
(2)Anonymous vs Nightmares(5)
Nothing going right for the 1 Timer
The way things have been going, the men in orange are just not feeling it this season. It didn't help that they played a team like the Punishers, but dropping both games by identical 7-0 scores, just doesn't help. From-the get go, the tone was set for the Punishers who pretty much did what they wanted. Every single player collected points including their net minder F.Russo. J.Chiropoulos scored two in the first game as did C.Gingras in the second match. The 1 Timer struggled in all aspects of their game. As much as they had a hard time defending, no single player was able to get the better of F.Russo, who denied all 24 shots his way.
(7)Punishers vs 1 Timer(0)
(0)1 Timer vs Punishers (7)
Dragons keep finding success
At the moment, the Dragons are playing like they are-from another planet. Of course it always helps when you have a player like B.Daniele complimenting a very solid core. The star studded defenseman was instrumental in both wins for the Dragons. After cutting off many plays to create counter attacks, B.Daniele used another weapon in his arsenal, and that is his vicious slap shots. Three of his goals were all identical giving no hope to M.Dagenais. The first match got decided fairly late in the game when Daniele snapped a 2-2 tie. The second contest saw the Dragons take the lead early on and never gave it up primarily due to S.Morante making exceptional saves. Just like the Punishers, the Dragons are taking over the division as both teams are extremely hot as of late.
(2)Breeze Panareeze vs Dragons(4)
(3)Dragons vs Breeze Panareeze(1)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Biaggo Daniele of the Dragons. When it's time to turn it up, B.Daniele will make anyone pay on any given night. The veteran stole the show riffling three bullets to help lead his team to back to back wins over the Breeze Panareeze.
Monday November 6
(3)Red Lite vs Powerball(4) O.T
P-Ball stuns Red Lite in season debut
The only positive a team like the Red Lite will take-from this contest was that it's just the opening game of the season. Because losing the way they did is simply unacceptable for anyone's standards. Normally, a late 3-1 lead is good for the books but not in tonight's case where the P-Ball wouldn't go away. A.Beyries and P.Genereux reeled off two late markers, and P.Bibeau added the overtime winner to cap off a remarkable comeback. For most of the game, P-Ball was on the ropes unable to get anything going. But hockey is played to its final moments, and P-Ball kept battling hard with some new additions in the Premier division such as M.Cloutier, A.Beyries, S.Vanier, K.Gamache, T.Comptois just to name a few in hopes of getting rewarded. For now, they won the battle and will use this as a reminder that they can beat a legendary squad. As for Red Lite, it's all about the bigger picture and this will only be a distant memory as the season progresses.
(5)Black Knights vs Team Haiti(2)
B.Daniele`s shorthanded goal changes direction of match
It was just shy of the contest when B.Daniele used a shorthanded goal to snap a 1-1 tie. That tally can be argued that it shifted the game in the Black Knights favour that never looked back en route to a 5-2 decision. Team Haiti fell behind 3-1 and got some life when H.Merone sparked his second as the only player to solve G.Vermette. Still, the game was-from over for Team Haiti, who found themselves struggling to get the equaliser. Instead, it was B.Daniele coming to haunt his opponent once more collecting his second goal and third point of the night. If Team Haiti could have taken advantage of their lone power play, then maybe they would have a different outcome. Unfortunately, the special teams went against them on this night and will have to deal with it for now. The Black Knights are glad to have added some key prospects to their line-up. Players such as M.DeTorre, W.Ozair,J.Upal and their net miner G.Vermette look to be fit for the challenge and will definitely help an established core moving forward.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pat Bibeau of P-Ball. His sudden death winner was part of three goals that occurred in every short span in the dying moments of the hockey game.
Sunday November 5
(4)Les Immigrant vs Fatal Demons(7)
Four quick goals power Fatal Demons past Immigrant
Powered by four quick goals, the Fatal Demons rolled to a convincing 7-4 victory. Things started to turn around early in the second period where Les Immigrant played with the lead up until that point. In the span of only 30 seconds, S.Koulieris changed the direction of the match with his two wicked wrists shots. The sniper went on to add his third later in the frame and the Fatal Demons never looked back. Although they did suffer the loss, Les Immigrant won both the first and third periods with the help of M.Martino's two early goals.
(5)Sportek vs Brew Crew(2)
M.Dubicki beaming with pride with big hat trick over Brew Crew
It's already hard enough to get one goal against the Brew Crew but M.Dubicki somehow did it three times to help collect a feel good win for his club on Sunday night. The forward has been consistent all season long and keeps showing how significant he is to his team. This win will help their confidence as they just defeated a stingy defense with five goals. C.Flikas helped set up Dubicki on all three markers while M.Chamoun was absolutely stellar in net stopping 21 of 23 shots.
(4)Shockers vs Team Cuba(3)
Chirping rivals go at it, Shockers sneak out victory
At times it sounded like birds migrating but a hockey game did transpire between two teams familiar with one another. Taking the verbal shots away, both sides played a tactical match that ended up favoring the Shockers in the end. Team Cuba did jump off to a better start igniting two first period goals. Then, it was the Shockers turn to return the favor and did so thanks to C.Blunt's back to back tallies. E.Girouard restored the lead for Team Cuba with his patented slap shot from- centre only to see it disappear when J.Collins and M.Blackman answered back for the Shockers. In attempts to even the score, Team Cuba had some very good opportunities late in the game but ran into a tall brick wall in D.Bourque.
(6)Lynx vs Brew Crew(8)
Brew Crew erase earlier loss with bounce back win
The Brew Crew made sure to end the night off on a positive note after dropping their earlier match versus Sportek. And they knew it wasn't going to be easy the way the Lynx have been playing so far with only one loss to their record. But for the Brew Crew, they entered the game as just another day at the office. With the amount of experience they have, it didn't matter who was in front of them. D.Verta, D.Campanella each scored twice and newly added J.Guerriero brought it a step further netting a hat trick in an empty cage. The Lynx made the mistake to not weather the storm against a hungrier side. They gave up three goals in the first seven minutes and had to play catch up all game unable to grab the lead. J.Mason did have a good night posting three goals while his linemate P.Stroubakis was equally solid collecting four helpers in the loss.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michael Dubicki of Sportek. His three goals helped collect a big win versus a solid Brew Crew team.
Wednesday November 1
(2)Les Agents Libre vs Bramabulls(4)
T.Settino's two goals lead Bramabulls to 4-2 win over Agents Libre
With a below average record heading into tonight's game, A.DiPerna knows his Bramabulls need to bring their best effort if they plan to keep pace. P.Rivera set the tone late in the first period notching a power play goal, and T.Settino took over by the second bagging back to back tallies to put his club in a very good position. The Bramabulls didn't stop there adding one more marker early in the third frame. A.DiPerna helped set up D.Verta with his third assist of the night. By that point, G.Follano saw and stopped every ball his way except for when R.Estrela finally got to him for Les Agents Libre. It's only their second win in five starts but the Bramabulls aren't too concerned despite what their record shows.
(10)Deadlast vs RBK Knights(4)
Deadlast leave Knights in the dust with 5 third period goals
It was good while it lasted. The RBK Knights hung in there and kept the game very close up until the last fifteen minutes of play. Once the third period hit, it was all downhill for S.Sauk and his troops. Deadlast pulled away especially as of the nine minute mark where they sparked four straight goals in only over four minutes. J.Pantelis was explosive riffling four markers while his captain C.Zafiropoulos and B.Makris each found the back of the net on two occasions. Both teams hit the mid way point of the regular season and Deadlast have yet to drop a game while the RBK Knights are hanging on to that last playoff spot with only one win so far.
(4)Fat Cats vs Primetime(2)
Fat Cats kick it off in second half of game
After a slow start, the Fat Cats were all over Primetime to end the second period up 2-1.D.Mili opened the scoring and provided a two goal cushion as of the 2:30 minute mark of the final frame. Primetime had a chance to narrow the margin on a four minute power play but found themselves dug in a deeper hole when G.Bampos hurt them with a big shorthanded goal. G.Sangiovanni gave up both goals coming very late in the second and third period to earn a 23 save win. Just like Deadlast, the Fat Cats remain undefeated in the F3 division collecting a fifth straight victory.
(8)Armadillos vs Horsemen(4)
P.Lapointe posts hat trick in double up win for Armadillos
P.Lapointe reminded everyone how effective he can be. The forward wasted no time turning heads riffling three goals while setting up two teammates. His first four points came at a crucial time during the game. The Horsemen had the better start jumping to a 3-1 first period lead and appeared to be in good shape till Lapointe took over sparking three goals in the second period alone. Once again, the Armadillos used a convincing third period to separate themselves-from their opponent and maintain a perfect 5-0 record in the F2 division.
(1)Lumberjacks vs Hellfish(2) O.T
Lumberjacks late tally gives false hope
Just when the Lumberjacks thought that they could turn things around, the Hellfish spoiled the mood by taking the contest in overtime. Forty seconds was all the Hellfish needed to kill off to take the game in regulation time. B.Verducci faced 26 shots till that point and was headed for a shutout till E.Salhany woke up-from the dead to even the score. That tally gave plenty of life and hope for some key points to a side that desperately needed them. Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks, it just wasn't meant to be. At about the mid way point of the sudden death period, S.Monnet put an end to the night posting the overtime winner. Both sides played a very solid defensive game that saw the net minders shine. J.Stepania stood tall between the pipes and was a major reason why his club had a chance to grab their first points of the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Lapointe of the Armadillos. The power forward was all over the court collecting five points to rebound his team to an 8-4 win.
Monday October 30
Anonymous bank six crucial points
Both sides knew how important this regular season battle would turn out to be. With not much separating the two sides, every single detail mattered on how would come out on top. The 1 Timer, despite getting their fair share of chances and shots on net found themselves snake bitten notching only two goals in as many games. That limited offense may determine the fate of their season. G.Duschene stood toe to toe with F.Koch, but managed to out duel his counterpart allowing only two goals on 48 shots. Anonymous did something remarkable taking both contests with only two change ups. J.Calixte had a big night scoring three goals while collecting an assist. Still, the season is far-from over but the Anonymous put themselves in a very good position on their quest to the playoffs.
(2)Anonymous vs 1 Timer(1)
(1)1 Timer vs Anonymous(3)
Dragons load up in double rout of Nightmares
Already one of the division's elite teams, the Dragons loaded up on Monday night. They added B.Daniele and-from being a good squad they became that much better. Tonight, they defeated the Nightmares in both games with the first one going the entire distance. G.DeMarinis collected two points before sparking the lone shootout winner. With that game out of the way, the Nightmares expected to return the favor. Unfortunately finesse doesn't always work and the Nightmares realized it when they had no room to create anything. The Dragons played your prototypical grab the lead and smother your opponent style match. That method ended up paying plenty of dividends as they bagged four goals to earn a one sided 4-0 win. For a second straight game, G.DeMarinis shined with two more goals while B.Daniele accumulated five out of a possible seven points. As much as both players were huge factors, S.Morante did something remarkable and that is to shutout a team like the Nightmares. The veteran net minder faced a total of 29 shots to earn a shootout win along with a 14 save shutout.
(3)Nightmares vs Dragons(4) S.O
(4)Dragons vs Nightmares(0)
Breeze Panareeze , Punishers exchange hard fought wins
It didn't come easy but both sides got rewarded on Monday night. First, it was the Breeze Panareeze taking the opener with a tight 4-3 win. A solid opening frame enabled the men in yellow to grab a 3-1 lead and use it to their advantage for the duration of the match. S.Govas quarterbacked his club playing plenty of minutes that resulted in two goals and two assists. In hopes of repeating what they just did, the Breeze Panareeze failed to duplicate their efforts. Instead, the Punishers showed more grit and determination that justifiably resulted in a hard earned victory. The match was deadlock in a 1-1 tie before C.Gingras cracked the barrier by the five minute mark of the second period. Still, the Breeze Panareeze had seven minutes for an equalizer but weren't able to keep pace looking more and more exhausted as the game went on. P.Stamkopoulos faced 16 shots and was brilliant to level the score with his counterpart M.Dagenais, who was equally solid in both games for the Breeze Panareeze.
(4)Breeze Panareeze vs Punishers (3)
(2)Punishers vs Breeze Panareeze(1)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J.Calixte of Anonymous. The clutch forward was involved in four out of his clubs five goals that resulted in two very important wins over the 1 timer.
Sunday October 29
(5)Sportek vs Lynx(6)
U.Cruz takes over match with first period hat trick
Every single Lynx player was treated with a spectacular performance by U.Cruz. The defenseman lit up Sportek with a rare first period hat trick that included two goals with the man advantage. Entering the contest, Sportek knew they had their hands full against a team playing on all cylinders .But when looking back at how the game transpired, the end result wasn't so bad losing by only one goal. The key may have been the amount of visits to the penalty box. On their four attempts, the Lynx made Sportek pay the price three times. R.Beaver's second goal came on the power play giving his club a 6-4 lead, a tally that ultimately held up for the winner.
(7)Shockers vs Fatal Demons(2)
Fatal Demons can't keep pace with Shockers
Against the reigning E Sunday champions, it revealed the gap the Fatal Demons still have to bridge to legitimize themselves as a team on the upswing. It's plain and simple, the Shockers are simply faster combined with plenty of offense. If the Fatal Demons don't trap them properly, then this result was expected to happen. It took one period for the message to be sent by the Shockers. That message occurred in the second frame where they buried four unanswered goals for a 5-0 lead. By that point, no one had scored more than once but M.Blackman did use two third period goals to put a stamp on the match.
(3)Les Immigrant vs Wild Dogs(6)
A.Saad's hat trick powers Wild Dogs over Les Immigrant
After grabbing a 2-1 first period lead, the Wild Dogs saw their sleeping giant emerge. A.Saad took over by that point posting back to back tallies before completing his night with a hat trick. It was a game featuring two sides without a win, and with the opportunity to grab that last playoff spot. In tonight's case, the Wild Dogs showed more determination playing a near perfect game. The win also came with the help of M-A Haber, who collected three points along with their net minder A-R Dandachli keeping Les Immigrant to only one goal till the later stages of the match. This result will now force Les Immigrant to start collecting some crucial points if they plan to make the playoffs with only four games left in the season.
(7)Brew Crew vs Team Cuba(1)
Brew Crew suffocate Team Cuba in 7-1 thumping
It's called Brew Crew hockey. When applying their pre determined game plan, not many teams can get out of what feels like a choke hold. Team Cuba were picked apart shift after shift unable to create any sort of numbers or decent chances .Instead ,the Brew Crew took advantage of every opportunity every time it presented itself. D.Verta led all teammates with three goals, P.Karigiannis was next in line igniting a pair, and C.Muccino was spot on except for once when J.DeSua solved him on the power play. This contest was just a perfect example of one team playing a full out 45 minute game against a side that had nothing working for them.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andre Saad of the Wild Dogs. In time of a desperate win, the Wild Dogs forward had a huge game striking three times while collecting an assist.
Friday October 27
(4)HBHA Seniors vs Stones(4) S.O
HBHA Seniors, Stones settle for tie
The HBHA Seniors learned the hard way that M.Pace was just that good on this night. The fierce forward scored three out of the Stones four goals and were glad to escape this match with at least a point. On the large part, the HBHA Seniors had the better chances with long stretches of ball control but weren't able to break the game wide open. If not for M.Pace's responses, the HBHA Seniors would have grabbed three points while the Stones would have suffered their first defeat so far. G.Djevahirdjian had a big first period posting two markers for the Seniors. After a decent display of goaltending- from both sides, C.Stavriadis and C.Muccino were lights out in the shootout stopping every attempt their way.
(4)Devil Dawgz vs Blacksox(3) O.T
A.Jalilvand gets it done in overtime for Devil Dawgz
Unable to seal it in regulation time, the Devil Dawgz needed extra minutes to collect a second straight overtime win. This time, it was the Blacksox falling victims after their captain B.Pereira tied it late in the game to force the sudden death period. For the large part, the Devil Dawgz were in command never trailing but didn't have the breathing room against a side that weren't letting up. Both teams had no hero's in this contest with scoring efforts- form seven different players. Despite the loss, the Blacksox do feel better about this performance after a thumping in last week's affair with the HBHA Seniors.
(6)Hawks vs Bijoux(4)
Hawks send early message in 6-4 decision over Bijoux
Entering the game, the Hawks would have had a hard time digesting a loss against a side with only two changes. And after storming out with conviction, the first period was were this contest got decided .The Hawks used three first period goals and J.Beaudry looked human after dominating the goaltending crease so far this season. A.Zarzour and G.Pellecchia surprised Beaudry with two rockets while E.Girouard got a perfect feed -from S.Govas for an easy tap in goal. Still, the game was-from over and the Hawks made sure to take nothing for granted. E.Colella added some security with a pair of tallies that included a blistering slap shot right in the top corner. Despite playing with only two changes, Bijoux showed why they are a solid team. There seven players had sequences of good pressure and made the Hawks work hard for every goal to earn the win. If not for the slow start, Bijoux had the potential to cause some serious heart burn to their opponent.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of the Stones. Every time the HBHA Seniors thought they were in control, M.Pace came back to bite them with three goals. His performance helped salvage the point for the Stones in a 4-4 draw with the HBHA Seniors.
Tuesday November 7
(7)Stones vs Devil Dawgz(6)
Stones edge out Devil Dawgz after wild third period
It was hardly an anticipated defensive battle between the two sides. Instead things only got crazier as the match went on. The Devil Dawgz looked to be out of the woods building a 6-4 third period lead only to see it slip away in a flash. If anyone was able to spark the comeback than there was no doubt that player would be T.Settino. The highly skilled forward took it upon himself bagging two quick goals to tie the game 6-6. Then, only two minutes later the captain took charge. S.Sicuso provided the go ahead marker and the Stones never looked back preserving their unbeaten record.
(5)Hawks vs Blacksox(6)
Hard work pays off for Blacksox
Sometimes and often enough it’s all about hard work and determination. With the Hawks often looking hesitant at times, the Blacksox were completely relentless in their 6-5 win. Despite being down 5-3 after two periods, B.Pereira set the example for his side that ultimately crushed his opponent in less than two minutes. The captain collected three quick points that included two sharp shots for a hat trick. That was the first time the Blacksox took a lead and did a spectacular job defending it unlike the Hawks.
Thursday October 26
(9)SBS Trashers vs United Arms(1)
F.Gentile and J.Scalia share hat tricks, Trashers continue to ride hot hand
Just about everything went right for the SBS Trahsers on Thursday night. In the first period alone, the tone was already set for where this contest was headed. F.Gentile and J.Scalia sparked two goals each. Then, both players followed suit by adding one more tally to complete hat tricks while combining for ten points. The United Arms saw their lone tally come early in the game courtesy of H.Jerjian. They did manage 24 shots but ran into a hot net minder in R.Pampena. After dropping their first two games of the season, the SBS Trashers just made it three in a row and have no intentions of slowing down any time soon.
(7)Mighty Drunks vs Werewolves(6) S.O
V.Mancini's shootout goal gives Mighty Drunks edge over Werewolves
When it mattered most, S.Sauk rose to the occasion stopping all three breakaways, and V.Mancini was there providing the lone shootout goal for two precious points to the standings. No one knew where this contest was going. At first, the Mighty Drunks took two consecutive leads but were never able to build on it. Then, it was the Werewolves turn as they jumped in front four straight times only to get a response every single time. J.Furtado, aside- from the winner may have netted the biggest goal by tying the game very late for the Mighty Drunks. Prior to his tally, P.Chartier and S.Archambault provided much of the offense riffling two goals each. As for the Werewolves, there scoring was more spread out with six different players finding the back of the net.
(7)Chiefs vs Carnage(0)
Chiefs take advantage of depleted line up
From the get go, the Chiefs made Carnage pay. With some key missing pieces, Carnage could have only hoped to keep it close but instead found themselves playing from-behind the entire match. S.Koulieris's wicked wrist shots gave no chance to B.Madonis, who felt like a bull's eye at a shooting gallery. The match went out of reach by the early stages of the second period where the Chiefs notched two quick goals for a 4-0 lead. M.Chenier scored twice, and R.Ranieri despite playing with a comfortable lead made some great saves to earn a shutout. This result ends a two game losing skit for the Chiefs but keeps Carnage at the cellar of the standings where they share last place with the United Arms.
(3)Ottarks vs Raging Rhinos(7)
S.Pilon shines for Rhinos in five goal thriller
The Raging Rhinos recorded a convincing 7-3 win after a stellar performance- from S.Pilon, who scored an impressive five goals while setting up a teammate. It was one of those games where one particular player stole the show and wasn't at all addressed by the opposition. Once the Ottarks realised what was going on, it turned out to be too late. The Raging Rhinos saw Pilon bury two first period markers along with a helper, and that was just the beginning as the forward kept on piling on the points. The Ottarks don't normally concede many tallies but it's now three straight games that they've surrendered seven goals in every one of those contests.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Pilon of the Raging Rhinos. His five goals and one assist propelled the Raging Rhinos to their third win in four starts.
Wednesday October 25
(2)RBK Knights vs Les Raymonds(4)
Les Raymonds score two third period goals to pull out victory
Twice they tied it, but the RBK Knights were unable to ever play with the lead in their 4-2 loss to Les Raymonds. Once A.De Carolis struck by the eight minute mark of the third period, Les Raymonds made sure to not repeat the same mistakes-from that point on. A.Mancini stopped everything his way and M.Deninno capped it off with a late insurance marker. Les Raymonds struggled to get into the win column after three consecutive losses but ended the curse on this night thanks to scoring efforts by four different players.
(6)Armadillos vs Venom(3)
Third period eruption leads Armadillos past Venom
Venom surrendered three third period goals on Wednesday night as the Armadillos broke out to collect their fourth straight win of the season. K.Koutsogiannopoulos came through notching a very late second period tally that levelled the game at three goals apiece. From-there, the Armadillos used that goal as motivation and benefited-from it when P.Scotti snapped the tie and grab the lead for good. P.Legatos then put things to rest sparking two markers in only three minutes. P.Lapointe helped set up three teammates for the win while A.Jalilvand did the same for Venom.
(3)Hellfish vs Fat Cats(5)
D.Brunetti strikes with late dagger, Fat Cats remain unbeaten
The Fat Cats remain on top of their division, continuing a spectacular run after four games into the season. In tonight's case, they got a timely goal by D.Brunetti with just over a minute remaining, who went on to add his second in an empty cage. The Hellfish battled back to tie the game three straight times thanks to a brilliant effort by N.Bourgeois, who notched all three tallies. Unfortunately, they weren't able to grab that lead which came to bite them in the end. S.Hrivnak was equally vital to the result as the sharp d-man struck once on the power play while setting up a pair of teammates.
(6)Les Agents Libre vs Horsemen (2)
T.Oliveira scores hat trick in Agents Libre's 6-2 rout of Horsemen
T.Oliveira grabbed a hat trick and R.Estrela scored two goals as Les Agents Libre were all over the Horsemen in this contest. It wasn't the kind of effort that the Horsemen were too pleased with. They did manage to pull within one when M.Kardum cut the lead in half but Les Agents Libre simply responded to grab a two goal cushion. T.Oliveira used three key consecutive tallies and was absolutely dynamite finishing his game with four points. P.DelliColli also contributed to the win limiting a good offense to only two goals on 25 shots.
(3)Lumberjacks vs Primetime(5)
Primetime take over by third period versus winless Lumberjacks
For two straight periods, the Lumberjacks were headed in the right direction. The winless club appeared to be in fine shape carrying a 2-1 lead heading into the third period until their wheels came off the track. Or maybe it was Primetime deciding to up their game when it mattered the most. Whatever the reason, Primetime came out relentless igniting four straight tallies to take the game away-from a side in search of a victory. The effort was led by T.Shpindler, who sparked two goals along with D.Zabitsky and L.Haouzi as both players combined for five points. Despite the loss, M-A Haber made his presence felt bagging both markers while adding some extracurricular activity towards the end of the match.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dominic Brunetti of the Fat Cats. By avoiding overtime, D.Brunetti buried two late goals to help keep his club perfect with a 4-0 record.
Monday October 24
Punishers break out of slump with romp over Anonymous
Stuck in a losing funk, the Punishers desperately needed these two games to rebuild their shaken psyche. They managed to restore their confidence by getting break out games-from every single player involved. First and foremost, P.Stamkopoulos couldn't have had a better night collecting back to back shutouts after receiving a total of 20 shots. But as much as goaltending was a factor, the real story was the offense. In both games, the Punishers had everything going for them notching eleven unanswered markers that had the contest end earlier than usual because of the seven goal mercy rule. S.Bentivegna was the only player to score twice in one game as many others chipped in to get the better of M.DelGaudio. Both these wins will help the Punishers as they look to turn things around after a very slow start to the season.
(0)Anonymous vs Punishers(4)
(7)Punishers vs Anonymous(0)
Dragons catch 1 Timer off guard twice
If a slow start to their night wasn't bad enough, the second period proved to be just as sour for the 1 Timer. The Dragons caught their opponent off guard building a 3-1 first period lead before taking advantage of an unfortunate penalty. In the span of only four minutes, the Dragons produced three straight power play goals, and the 1 Timer only had the thought on how to rebound in their second match up. Unfortunately, the storyline remained the same with the Dragons putting forth a similar performance. D.Rollin just came off a three point game and wasn't done yet setting up three different teammates before striking for a commanding 4-1 lead. G.DeMarinis scored twice and the Dragons were on their way to a pair of victories. There was no optimism on this night for the 1 Timer. After submitting two slow starts, the men in orange couldn't recover against a team that will make anyone pay when they play with the lead.
(1)1 Timer vs Dragons(6)
(5)Dragons vs 1 Timer(2)
Breeze Panareeze and Nightmares clash in marquee match up
With both teams brimming with confidence and poise, tonight's battle was more than just a game. Both sides are extremely familiar with one another which can only elevate everyone's game with so much pride on the line. However, it was the Breeze Panareeze jumping off to the better start. The men in yellow sparked three first period goals and were able to protect it due to their solid net minder between the pipes. M.Dagenais stoned and frustrated the Nightmares for a very long stretch before E.Allen final got to him. But by then, it proved to be a little too late for the comeback. The Breeze Panareeze got two goals and a helper by J.Pantelis to put an end to the first of two matches. The second contest was nearly identical to the first one with the only difference being that the Breeze Panareeze couldn't shut the door tight enough. Down 4-1 and with only two minutes remaining, the Nightmares woke up from-their deep sleep to stun their rival. D.Bertrand scored two quick goals to complete a hat trick and J.Rochon beat the clock by only two seconds to send the match in a shootout. Because both goaltenders were that good on this night, O.Caillet and M.Dagenais denied all three shot attempts in the shootout. It was a night that both sides grabbed some positives. The Breeze Panareeze had a near perfect display of hockey except for the final two minutes where the Nightmares showed how explosive they can be no matter what the situation.
(4)Breeze Panareeze vs Nightmares(2)
(4)Nightmares vs Breeze Panareeze(4) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Stamkopoulos of the Punishers. The net minder went flawless at a time of need for his team who will look to get back to their winning ways.
Sunday October 22
(6)Sportek vs Shockers(12)
Shockers continue to conquer adding 12 goals to their resume
It looks like no one will stop the Shockers, at least not in the regular season. Overall, it was just another day at the office for the division leaders, who presently dominate the goals for department with 41 in only five games. That's twelve more than the second place team .The Shockers controlled things-from the get go building a 4-1 first period lead. And if that wasn't bad enough for Sportek, the second frame wasn't any better having given up seven more tallies. The only good part of their night came by the final frame where they outscored the Shockers 4-1.M.Dubicki struck three times while C.Flikas and J.Sacco combined for nine points. It's scary to think that out of their twelve goals, T.Salberg and C.Debonis only combined for three. That just goes to show how deep they are up front with other players chipping in such as their captain J.Blackman and T.Debonis as both players were able to net hat tricks.
(1)Les Immigrant vs Lynx(6)
Lynx keep up the heat improving to 4-1
Two goals each-from their captain J.Lang and Y.Vanasse was more than enough in their bounce back win over Les Immigrant. The Lynx just came off a rare loss a week ago to the Shockers' and made sure to get back into good habits with this convincing win. At no point were the Lynx in any sort of trouble. Lang provided an early lead just over a minute into the contest, and U.Cruz doubled it before the period came to an end. Then, Y.Vanasse got in the act bagging two out of the four second period tallies for the Lynx. The score was 6-0 at that point and Les Immigrant knew they were out of it. However, they did capture one little bright moment that came very late in the game. A.Pederian had the satisfaction of spoiling A.Proulx's shutout with just over a minute remaining.
(1)Brew Crew vs Fatal Demons(3)
Captain P.Santullo check mate's Brew Crew in chess match
Considering how both teams play, and with the score tied 1-1 after two periods, it's almost a given that the next tally would decide it all. The question became who was going to crack it and when. It took just over the mid way mark of the third period for the Fatal Demons captain to seize the moment. P.Santullo came through providing the first lead of the night after receiving feeds-from M.Chenier and C.Fragkiudakis. The Brew Crew did attempt their comeback but kept running into a tight defense and an even tighter goaltender. M.Trivisonno guarded his cage stopping 23 of 24 shots. The only player to beat him was the Brew Crew's captain C.Palermo, who struck first in the match by the late stages of the opening period.
(2)Wild Dogs vs Team Cuba(6)
Team Cuba chemistry key to win over Wild Dogs
The one thing that the Wild Dogs did very well was their constant for check throughout the entire match. It was very rare that Team Cuba had the time and space that they would have liked to make things easier on themselves. But with a few key plays here and there, the goals eventually went in. Two of their six tallies came with the man advantage early in the game. E.Girouard struck first and S.Govas doubled the lead enabling Team Cuba to play with a two goal cushion. Still, the Wild Dogs weren't going anywhere as they finished the first period strong on a tally by M.Leduc. Unfortunately, Team Cuba was able to respond with two straight goals to gain total control of the match. No one scored more than once in the win which is a good sign for their offence.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Trivisonno of the Fatal Demons. The net minder limited the Brew Crew to only one goal on 24 shots en route to a big 3-1 victory.
Monday October 16
Dragons' finding their game posting two wins
Joe DeStefano and the Dragons meant all business on Monday night, collecting two regulation wins versus the Punishers. It was one of their strongest performances yet in large part to having all their elements in place. B.Barile played the role of a finisher riffling three goals while G.DeMarinis played the set up man collecting three helpers. The Dragons stormed off early making a big splash with four first period goals. Unhappy with the way things went, the Punishers had a chance to redeem a poor performance in the second contest. And while the effort was way better, the end result still favored the Dragons. This time both teams tightened up that saw limited scoring. G.DeMarinis and B.Barile each scored for a 2-0 lead right before M.Gagnon cut it in half with just over three minutes remaining. From-there, S.Morante made sure not to concede anymore goals and did so by stopping 17 of 18 shots. If the Dragons show up with this particular line up on a regular basis, they'll be in good shape no matter who they play.
(6)Dragons vs Punishers (3)
(1)Punishers vs Dragons(2)
Nightmares go to the limit twice to edge out 1 Timer
Even though the 1 Timer left the night with only 1 point, plenty of positives came out of it considering who they played against. The Nightmares till now have steamed rolled their way to the top but struggled against a resilient orange side throughout the entire night. The 1 Timer were seconds away from-forcing a shootout in the first game and dropped their second contest by actually reaching the breakaway competition. That kind of effort only goes to show that anything can happen, no matter who the opponent. Unfortunately, a late tally by E.Allen denied the 1 Timer to any points in the first of the two games. The second contest however went to the maximum limit where J.Rochon froze F.Koch with a quick release. That was the only shootout goal that went in after both side sent three of their most skilled players.O.Caillet out dueled F.Koch to earn the extra point having stopped all three breakaway attempts.
(5)Nightmares vs 1 Timer(4)
(4)1 Timer vs Nightmares(5) S.O
M.DelGaudio guilty of high way robbery, Anonymous get monkey off their back
After throwing everything including the kitchen sink, M.DelGaudio was playing like he was from-another planet in the opening game versus the Breeze Panareeze. Unable to crack the net minder, the frustrations just kept growing throughout the entire contest for the men in yellow. The Anonymous was able to benefit getting two key goals by S.Altine which proved to be just enough in a close 3-1 win. As much as that result bit the Breeze Panarezze in the rear, they had that second chance to bounce back. The key was to find a way to strike first and put the pressure on their opponent. After being awarded two power play opportunities, the Breeze Panareeze took full advantage giving almost no chance for DelGaudio to shine. E.Girouard and J.DeSua each scored with the man advantage while J.Pantelis capped off the night with back to back tallies. The Anonymous didn't make things easy which forced the Breeze Panareeze to play to its fullest potential. If not for M.Dagenais in the second encounter, the Anonymous may have escaped the night with two wins. Both these games were heavily relied on their net minders, who both did a brilliant job between the pipes to collect a win each.
(1)Breeze Panareeze vs Anonymous(3)
(0)Anonymous vs Breeze Panareeze(4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco DelGaudio of Anonymous. The net minder was simply sensational throughout both games and was the reason why his club cracked the win column on Monday night.
Sunday October 15
(1)Les Immigrant vs Brew Crew(6)
Brew Crew pour it on by third period in 6-1 rout of Immigrant
Leading 2-0 after two periods, the Brew Crew put on a clinic by the third riffling four goals. C.Moutafis had already scored twice in the opening frame and wasn't done yet completing his hat trick late in the game. The Brew Crew also had S.Lodico find the back of the net on a pair of occasion while P.Karigiannis was able to net the other tally. Les Immigrant struggled to get on board for two straight periods but eventually got their when A.Daghlian solved C.Muccini for a rare time. D.Campanella collected three helpers and J.DeSantis was behind setting up two teammates. After a difficult start to their season, the Brew Crew finally cracked the win column with this victory.
(5)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(4) O.T
Two late goals not good enough for Team Cuba
Facing one of the stingiest defenses in the division, Team Cuba got its offense going late in the game to force the overtime. But while scoring a pair of goals in the final three minutes against a tight unit was an impressive feat, it was not enough in the end. The Fatal Demons entered the sudden death period playing nearly a full two minute 4 on 3 power play which could have only spell disaster for Team Cuba . However, it wasn't during that span that this contest was decided .P.Turturici battled vicious slap shots coming-from every direction and somehow protected his cage making plenty of spectacular saves. Unfortunately, it takes only one good shot to beat any net minder and D.Ugaldez did just that after a defensive lapse by Team Cuba. M.Diaco and A.Jalilvand were also vital to the win as both players each scored twice.
(4)Sportek vs Wild Dogs(3)
Despite short bench, Wild Dogs come close in tight loss to Sportek
The Wild Dogs and Sportek were expecting a tight came on Sunday night. Only one team could come out on top though, with Sportek squeezing out the three points to earn a 4-3 victory. M.Dubicki showed off his skill set by sparking two goals while providing a feed on C.Flikas's winner by the 11:15 mark of the third period. With only three changes, the Wild Dogs played like wild dogs never giving up throughout the entire match. And although they fell short, they knew they deserved at least a point. M.Chamoun was solid facing some high quality chances to grab the win between the pipes. This result proved to be a big win for the Sportek as they try and avoid the bottom tier of the division.
(5)Shockers vs Lynx(3)
Shockers and Lynx take center stage in birth of a rivalry
Although they met for the first time ever, a rivalry was in the making between the Shockers and the Lynx. Both teams will be competing for all the acolytes this season from-winning the division to taking home a championship. Unless other teams find a way to slow them down, it will be very difficult to take them out. In tonight's case, the Shockers reminded the division why they are the recent champs by handing a talented team their first loss of the season. The win came with the help of many factors with one being M.Blackman, who bagged two goals as part of a five point night. The contest could have gone either way, but D.Bourque wouldn't budge making many key saves as another key component for the result. And while the Shockers are glad to come out on top, the Lynx know that this was just a battle and that the war is far-from being over. Both teams are very similar to one another with speed and skill being two major aspects of their game. For now, the Shockers have every right to celebrate a well deserved win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matt Blackman of the Shockers. The winger was on top of his game collecting points in all five goals for the Shockers. His game winner came in a shorthanded situation as he used a deceptive wrist shot to beat S.Catalano.
Friday October 13
(0)National vs Bijoux(7)
J.Beaudry, A.Tremblay, Bijoux riding hot streak
J.Beaudry made 32 saves, A.Tremblay struck four times and Bijoux look like they don't plan on losing a game this season. It's not like National can't score or create plenty of opportunities, but tonight they found themselves snake bitten by Beaudry and the Bijoux defence. A,Tremablay participated in every goal except for the first one where V.Coppola notched his first of two on the night. As much as National attempted to get back into the game, things only got worse with Bijoux storming back the other way. This is Bijoux's third game of the season that have allowed only five goals so far.
(4)Hawks vs Devil Dawgz(5) O.T
Devil Dawgz showing no quit against Hawks
It didn't matter how often they had their backs against the wall, the Devil Dawgz showed no quit in their overtime win versus the Hawks.Three times they trailed and three times they bounced back to send this contest into extra time. M.Archambault forced the sudden death with a hard low wrist shot leaving only 90 seconds to go in regulation. Then, what seemingly appeared to be headed for a shootout changed when V.Mancini scored a similar goal to beat Assadi down low. That was Mancini's third goal of the game. J.Constantin was also very productive collecting four helpers and the Devil Dawgz are glad to earn their first win of the season.
(10)HBHA Seniors vs Blacksox(1)
Seniors outmatch Blacksox in blowout
The Blacksox did hang in there in the first portion but were nowhere to be seen as of the second half of the game. Surely, it never helps when you're in the penalty box against a team that will almost hurt you anytime given the opportunity. The HBHA Seniors collected four straight power play goals, all coming in the span of six and a half minutes. That sequence summed up the match even though it was just shy of the mid way point. He didn't score but K.Papapostolou helped set up half of his team's goals. P.Lapointe, D.Andrade and the captain J.Konititsis each scored twice and the recent champs just ended a mini slump of two games.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Val Mancini of the Devil Dawgz. The forward caused enormous problems all game long striking three times that included the overtime winner.
Thursday October 12
(2)Chiefs vs Bramabulls(6)
Chiefs ugly week continues
The Chiefs are nowhere close to how they started their season. They just went up against one of the strongest teams in the division and got handed another beat down. As much as it was close for half the game, it was just a question of time before the Bramabulls started to connect. C.Pisanelli and T.Karasek notched two very quick goals and all of a sudden the game went from-close to out of reach. N.Sbrarra then made matters worse with his second of the contest putting his club up 5-1 after two periods. The Chiefs did beat C.Muccino twice-from far but struggled to get him up close where they missed some golden opportunities. P.Santullo and K.Araujo combined with four points in the loss.
(1)Carnage vs Werewolves (11)
Werewolves prey on depleted line up
With a chance to get in the win column, the situation was presented to the Werewolves having to go up against a thinning line up. It took only eight minutes- from the opening draw to convince everyone that the end result was written on the wall. Three goals had gone it at that point. C.Siconolfi used his speed burning his way to four goals. Next in line were P.Stroubakis and A.Zarzour as each player scored twice. Carnage did get at least one by P.Turturici, who will wonder all week why he couldn't have stopped it to earn a shutout. A.Sonny was that player to solve the Werewolve net minder that came just after Carnage trailed 3-0.
(5)Mighty Drunks vs United Arms(4)
P.Chartier scores two third period goals as Mighty Drunks edge United Arms
Sometimes it's all about timing. P.Chartier was there when his team needed him the most posting two key goals to edge out a resilient hockey team. His tallies came three and a half minutes apart into the third period with the help of V.Mancini, who collected three helpers over the course of the match. This was a contest that could have easily gone the other way considering how well the United Arms have picked up their game. As long as they keep battling hard, most teams will learn how difficult the challenge will be. As for the Mighty Drunks, this result puts them back on track after sliding their last two games.
(6)Mohicans vs Raging Rhinos(5)
Mohicans bloom with late tally by M.Lachartie
A 3-0 lead after one period was almost not good enough for the Mohicans. Sometimes that kind of a cushion tends to make teams complacent or the Raging Rhinos were just that good to overcome the deficit. Whatever the reasons, the Mohicans capped off the night with the final word. The contest appeared to be headed for overtime up until M.Lachartie broke a high scoring 5-5 tie. His tally left just over a minute in the game which by that point the Mohicans simply played out the time. The win came with the help of two power play goals by S.Brisson and J.Surprenant along with balanced scoring that involved six different players. The Raging Rhinos relied on their scoring-from J.Tzanetakos and J.Hlopasko as both players each scored twice. With this result, the Mohicans are the only team yet to taste defeat in a division of ten teams.
(7)SBS Trashers vs Ottarks(6)
J.Guerriero four goal binge hands Ottarks first loss of season
J.Guerriero had a memorable night despite having done what he did a few times already. His four goal output helped lead his club over a team that won't be losing too many games this season. And while he may deserve all the acolytes, his line mates J.Scalia and M.Panarello had plenty to do with his success. That trio clicked all game long making the Ottarks defence play on their heels unable to contain the pressure. The SBS Trashers looked like they were hungrier and wanted nothing more than to prove that they can defeat anyone on any given night. For now, they look hot and got it done without two key components.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes Joe Guerriero of the SBS Trashers. After using his wicked slap shots, the sniper blasted four goals along with a helper to hand the Ottarks their first loss of the season.
Wednesday October 11
(3)Hellfish vs Primetime(8)
Primetime offense blows up in high scoring win over Hellfish
Primetime's offense showed that it was in top gear, especially against a side that normally keeps their opponent in check. From the get go, the men in blue took the opening frame thanks to a late shorthanded goal by T.Shpindler that snapped a 1-1 tie. Then things continued to erupt as they notched three quick tallies to spread the game wide open. L.Haouzi used two power play goals and an even strength marker to collect another hat trick as part of a five point night. While the win will feel gratifying, the Hellfish can argue that many pieces were missing to their line up which clearly showed why they couldn't keep up.
(6)Bramabulls vs Armadillos(7) S.O
Bramabulls rally from- three goal deficit to force shootout
P.Koutsogiannopoulos netted the only goal in the shootout to lead the Armadillos over the Bramabulls. Down 3-0 after only ten minutes, the Bramabulls scored four in a row to grab a 4-3 lead heading into the third period. The final frame was just as wild as the previous two periods with the Armadillos edging out their opponent 3-2 thanks to a late tally-from their captain J.Kontitsis. With that goal, both sides played to a scoreless overtime leaving only the goaltenders to make the difference. And although G.Follano did his part stopping two of the three shooters, C.Stavriadis brought it a step further denying all three breakaway attempts by the Bramabulls. Despite the loss, the Bramabulls can only grab plenty of positives knowing that the Armadillos are most likely favourites to winning the division.
(6)Deadlast vs Les Raymonds(4)
Deadlast overcome slow start to earn win
Overcoming a sluggish start to the night, Deadlast battled back to eventually take the feud with Les Raymonds. It's never easy trailing 3-0 but Deadlast showed plenty of character knowing that the ammunition was there for the potential comeback. The turning point occurred in the second period where they rallied with three unanswered goals. Les Raymonds did level the game early in the third period but fell behind by the ten minutes mark when G.Demons broke the tie. K.Fiore added some insurance and was the only player to score twice for both teams. Its four games in and Deadlast have yet to concede a loss.
(0)RBK Knights vs Fat Cats(4)
Giancarlo Sangiovanni stops 25 shots in shutout over RBK Knights
The Fat Cats headed into the contest feeling pretty good and why not. Another win certainly helps as they now share an undefeated record with Deadlast in the F3 division. G.Sangiovanni denied 25 shots, J.Guerrero scored two goals and the Fat Cats now carry a perfect 3-0 record. What makes their record impressive so far is the amount of goals they gave up. They have allowed only three in as many games which is far better than any other team so far. The RBK Knights defended well over half the match but couldn't hold off long enough. The first goal only came as of the 9:30 mark of the second period courtesy of G.DeMarinis. Once that goal went in the Fat Cats knew they were on their way to victory.
(4)Horsemen vs Venom(4)
Venom offense freezes in loss to Horsemen
The Horsemen did plenty right in their double up win over Venom. They played with the lead and didn't concede a goal till the very late stages of the second period. And still it didn't matter as the Horsemen immediately regained a two goals cushion only 30 seconds into the final frame. Four different players found the back of the net that saw P.Sidhom credited the winner. Venom did eventually tally for a second time but that only came very late in the game. By then, M.Vinciguerra had done more than enough against a team that has plenty of fire power up front.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giancarlo Sangiovanni of the Fat Cats. The RBK Knights fired 25 shots towards the net minder who was sharper than a ginsu knife.
Monday October 9
Breeze Panareeze overwhelm 1 Timer, remain undefeated
Usually, when a team prepares to play against a strong offensive tandem, you concentrate on stopping them as much as possible. The Breeze Panareeze figured if they neutralize P-A Surprenant and T.Daigneault that their night shouldn't be too difficult. And was exactly what happened as both players collectively got only one assist in their only two goals of the night. In both games, the Breeze Panareeze had no issues scoring with a few weapons on both lines. E.Brady notched two beauties and added a pair of helpers on P.Stroumbakis's two goals. The second contest was somewhat similar to the first one with the only difference that the 1 Timer were finally able to solve M.Dagenais. However, the damage had been done by that point with the score 4-0 after one period. This time, it was M.Barone and E.Girouard providing much of the offense as both players scored twice en route to a 5-2 win. The 1 Timer got their two tallies-from Y.Bernier and K.Gagne after going dry for three straight periods.
(0)1 Timer vs Breeze Panareeze (5)
(5) Breeze Panareeze vs 1 Timer(2)
G.DeMarinis & M.Minkiewicz prove to be a handful for Anonymous
G.DeMarinis looked more than ready to pick up where he left off last season. In his debut with the Dragons, the spark plug reminded his linemates how valuable he can be. The Dragons used a power play goal, an even strength goal, and finally a shorthanded marker all coming with the help of G.DeMarinis. The Dragons only went up comfortably as of the four minute mark of the second period where they doubled their lead. The Anonymous did have a chance to cut it in half after being awarded a power play opportunity but it only came back to hurt them when DeMarinis put the final dagger in a shorthanded situation. S.Morante did his part stopping all 13 shots he faced. The second contest wasn't as close with the Dragons opening the flood gates early on. Five goals had already gone in as of the six minute mark of the opening period. M.Minkiewicz riffled three in the short span of only three minutes and the Dragons knew the points were in the bank. Despite being down and out, the Anonymous did celebrate briefly when M.Dessources got his club on board for the first time this season. That tally spoiled S.Morante's perfect night between the pipes, who faced a total of over 20 shots in two games.
(0)Anonymous vs Dragons(3)
(6)Dragons vs Anonymous (1)
Nightmares out battle Punishers despite slow start to the night
The pace seemed to be going just fine for the Punishers after striking twice early on thanks to their captain J.Fidrilis. But as time went on,the tides slowly started to shift in favor of the Nightmares. P.Assadi, not only got his club on board but was responsible for setting up three different teammates. It took only three minutes for the Nightmares to bury three goals that ultimately decided the opening contest. When considering the way the first game ended, the second encounter came to no one's surprise the way things ended. The Punishers looked juiced out unable to back check and keep up with their men. When that happens against a talented team, nothing good comes out of it. The Nightmares capitalized twice in both frames that saw E.Allen score two out of the four goals. P.Assadi added three more points as did P.Santullo providing three helpers. The Punishers did have their fair share of shots and chances but couldn't solve O.Caillet at all, who stopped 18 straight shots to earn a shutout.
(5)Nightmares vs Punishers (3)
(0)Punishers vs Nightmares (4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Gino DeMarinis of the Dragons. In his season debut with the Dragons, the feisty forward was an absolute force collecting seven points.
Sunday October 8
(0)Sportek vs Fatal Demons(6)
P.Santullo and S.Koulieris each score twice as Demons rout Sportek 6-0
With goal scoring not being an issue, the Fatal Demons also defended well to defeat Sportek on Sunday night. M.Trivisonno denied all 21 shots he faced to earn a shutout. The Fatal Demons didn't pull away up until the third period where they buried half of their goals. Captain P.Santullo and S.Koulieris showed their touch bagging two goals each while J.Bolanakis and E.Medrano scored as well. Both teams played with a depleted line up which favored the more experience side. The win improves the Fatal Demons to a 2-1 record and will hope to improve it by next week where they'll take on a familiar rival in Team Cuba.
(2)Wild Dogs vs Shockers(10)
Captain J.Blackman nets four in blowout win over Wild Dogs
After jump starting his night with the first goal of the game, J.Blackman polished it off striking for a fourth time by the eleven minute mark of the third period. The Shockers will continue to put up these kinds of numbers almost on a regular basis with so much fire power up front. Unless teams figure out a way on how tighten up, than this type of result is to be expected. TheW ild Dogs saw it firsthand playing on their heels for most of the night. They did however manage a pair of tallies by F.Nasser and C.Beaudin, but that was all they got by D.Bourque.
(7)Lynx vs Brew Crew(2)
Lynx starting to turn heads
Its only three games in and the division are starting to notice the Lynx. Anytime a team scores 20 goals and allows only four is simply because they have an all around game. Tonight, they shredded the Brew Crew, a team that normally doesn't concede too many for their stingy styled game .But in defense of the losing side, many of their key players were out of action just like the Lynx which made the playing field fair for the two teams. The win came with the help of their captain J.Lang and D.Zabitsky as both players each scored twice. S.Catalano was also a factor denying every Brew Crew player except for S.Lodico that beat him on both occasions. Now that things are looking good, the Lynx will face their ultimate challenge next week against the Shockers. If both sides have all their players, than the winner can feel confident that they are the front runners heading into the post season down the line.
(7)Team Cuba vs Les Immigrant(4)
Unlikely hero provides offense for Team Cuba
On most occasions goals tend to come-from your forwards, especially with some of the players Team Cuba have to their lineup. But not in tonight's case as one particular defenseman led all players in the goal scoring department. D.Ramada had a memorable night posting a hat trick that included a very key tally that came in the dying moments of the second period. By then, Les Immigrant were up 4-3 up until Ramada beat the buzzer to level the match. For two straight periods, Les Immigrants played a spectacular game with their nonstop for checking and excellent hard work. Unfortunately, they couldn't hold off long enough as Team Cuba ignited three unanswered markers by the third to pull it off. It wasn't their most convincing win but a result nevertheless.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Ramada of Team Cuba. His three blistering slap shots helped his club get over some difficult moments versus les Immigrant.
Friday October 6
(6)National vs HBHA Seniors(4)
National resilient effort leads to satisfying win
A huge third period propelled National to overtake the match and collect a satisfying win over the HBHA Seniors. M.Pinheiro, R.Morne and F.Metellus provided much of the offense as all three players combined for twelve point's .Apart- from the opening frame where the HBHA Seniors stormed off to a 2-0 lead, the rest of the match took a different turn with National dictating the pace. The Trailing side notched three quick goals by the second and carried their boost of energy into the third where they simply out-competed the recent champs. P.Koutsogiannopoulos did his part posting two goals and a helper but it wasn't enough for J.Kontitsis and the rest of his troops. This comes as a second straight loss for the HBHA Seniors, who will consider as a massive slump.
(3)Devil Dawgz vs Stones(4)
Stones edge out slumping Devil Dawgz
The Stones secured another win on Friday night by handing the Devil Dawgz their third straight loss of the season. They did it by responding in a very big way by the second period where they struck three times to overtake the match. After picking up that kind of pace, there wasn't much the Devil Dawgz could have done, especially the way the Stones like to defend. C.Muccino was relied on and made his presence felt stopping close to 257 shots. Four different players found the back of the net for the Stones. T.Settino got credited the winner after netting a late second period tally.
(6)Bijoux vs Blacksox(3)
Bijoux defy odds in double up win over Blacksox
With only six players dressed, Bijoux did the improbable on Friday night. The Blacksox knew this going in and wanted nothing more than to grab the first goal of the game. Instead, it was the reverse that happened. Bijoux struck twice by the eleven minute mark of the opening frame and were able to formulate a simple game plan-from that point on. When you have a highly skilled player between the pipes such as J.Beaudry, you know your chances are good for holding on. Bijoux kept the Blacksox to the outside knowing that their net minder would stop anything from a non threatening area. Still, the Blacksox had to get back into the game somehow and did so by taking their chances by the third. Unfortunately, that necessary risk turned into a bunch of turnarounds where Bijoux responded with four goals. M.Grilo, D.Dire and A.Tremblay each scored twice for Bijoux, who presently sit in first place with a perfect 2-0 start to the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. The captain played possessed in his club's wild 6-4 win over the HBHA Seniors. He earns the player of the night after posting a hat trick that included a late tie breaking goal.
Thursday October 5
(7)SBS Trashers vs Mighty Drunks(3)
SBS Trashers end scoring drought in thumping win over Mighty Drunks
After being limited to only one goal in two games, the SBS Trashers responded in a big way. P.Hodhod dressed for the first time this season and reminded all his teammates how vital he is on the court. The solid d-man produced two goals sharing his goal scoring output with Joseph Scalia, who had tallied the SBS Trashers lone marker in two games. The key was a quick and solid start to the night. The SBS Trashers stormed out of the gate building a 3-0 lead after only one period. Both sides then traded a pair of second period tallies right before the Trashers took the final frame with a shorthanded marker and a power play goal.The win came without their captain E.Panzera, who stood behind the bench making key coaching decisions .R.Pampena earned the win in net facing just over 20 shots.
(7)Raging Rhinos vs Werewolves(5)
Rhinos erupt with four third period goals to roll past Werewolves
After trailing 4-3 heading into the third period, the Raging Rhinos offence came to life striking four times in less than five minutes. The Werewolves had no idea what hit them and were stunned with the fact of trailing by three goals out of nowhere. The Raging Rhinos came out with sheer determination and never let go of the gas pedal before calming things down by the six minute mark. Y.Leroux cut the lead by two for the Werewolves with his fourth point of the night after giving a perfect pass to C.Siconolfi. It's a frustrating loss for a team that normally doesn't collapse in that kind of fashion. For now, they'll just look at it as an early regular season defeat with still plenty of hockey left over.
(7)Chiefs vs Ottarks(9)
Ottarks pull away despite bad third period
At no point the Ottarks were itching to take a breather. Up until they notched their seventh goal, this contest was totally one sided. The Chiefs were completely outmatched trailing 7-2 with still a period of potential misery. However, things didn't end so badly in the end with the Chiefs doing most of their damage by the third period. Led by their captain, E.Gabrielli scored once in every frame for the Ottarks to lead all teammates in the goal scoring department with a hat trick. F.Remon and D.Guarnieri may have met each other for the first time and looked like two players playing together for their entire career combining for twelve points. As for the Chiefs, P.Santullo continues to roll as the captain buried three goals as part of a five point night.
(6)Bramabulls vs United Arms(2)
United Arms hang in there for two periods before sliding in third
Although this came as a loss, the United Arms did considerably well after last week's performance. Tonight, they brought the Bramabulls to almost the very end of the game before anything was settled. Both sides battled to a 2-2 draw after two periods leaving only fifteen minutes to decide the outcome. M.Maggiore didn't wait too long to break the tie posting an early third period goal. Still, the United Arms didn't go down that easy keeping the game very close up until the mid way point of the frame where the Bramabulls struck twice in only 35 seconds. M.Diaco was then able to put all doubts to rest for his club by bagging the games last two markers. A.Keuhnelian and Y.Ohanessian were the only two players to get the better of C.Muccino, who faced 20 shots to earn the win between the pipes.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Enzo Gabrielli of the Ottarks. The captain was really on top of his game collecting six points that included a hat trick vs the Chiefs.
Monday October 9
(2)Carnage vs Mohicans(12)
Depleted Carnage blown out by Mohicans
There wasn't much that can be said about this game except for the obvious. Carnage had only one sub against an army of youth and paid a heavy price in the end. The Mohicans were all about business getting every player involved in one way or another. The match was pretty much over after one period with the Mohicans up 6-2. X.Aubin, K.Gobat, F.Labrecque and their captain A.Daher each scored twice. Carnage got their only two goals by J.Madonis and J.DeMarco as the only players to solve S.Lachapalle. It may be only two games in but the Mohicans are looking good and hoping for a promising season with a 2-0 record so far.
Wednesday October 4
(5)Fat Cats vs Lumberjacks(3)
F.Gentile scores hat trick, Fat Cats use timely power play goals to beat Lumberjacks
F.Gentile scored three goals as of the second period and the Fat Cats used two power play markers to hold on to a 5-3 win over the Lumberjacks. It looked like a defensive battle at first, with no one able to get on board in the opening frame .But that changed by the three minute mark of the second period where F.Gentile notched back to back tallies in just over four minutes. The Lumberjacks responded late in the frame thanks to a goal by P.Younes that cut the lead in half. However, the third period sided with the Fat Cats once more despite E.Salhany tying the game early on for the Lumberjacks. M.Elfassy immediately struck twice and F.Gentile was able to complete his hat trick moments later to secure the win for the Fat Cats.
(6)Les Agents Libre vs Venom(5) O.T
T.Oliveira ties it late and wins it in overtime
T.Oliveira scored two timely goals to lift his club past Venom on Wednesday night. With the game winding down, Oliveira benefited- from a late power play opportunity to level the game at five goals apiece. If that wasn't clutch enough to salvage the game, T.Oliveira brought it a step further, this time winning it just over a minute into the sudden death frame where he collected his fourth point of the night. Les Agents Libre defeated a team with plenty of fire power up front. Although it didn't come easy, the end result was still there which will only make them better over the course of the season. B.Bentivegna chipped in with a pair while R.Estrela helped set up three different teammates.
(8)Primetime vs Les Raymonds(4)
Primetime rally with four third period goals to double up Les Raymonds
It wasn't always pretty but Primetime found a way to take care of business vs Les Raymonds. This match looked like it should have been close the way the first period ended with both sides playing to a 2-2 tie. Then, in the span of only five minutes, Les Raymonds struck twice and appeared to be in total control grabbing a 4-2 lead. Unfortunately and for whatever reason, things went completely downhill-from that point on. Primetime slowly crawled back into the game bagging two goals before the period ended. That left the contest up for grabs which remained tilted to only one side. D.Zabitsky had just evened the score late in the second period and was the first player to strike by the third giving Primetime a 5-4 lead. It was by then that Les Raymonds couldn't keep up anymore giving up three more markers .Zabitsky used a power play marker to complete his hat trick while T.Sourios capped off the night with a late power play marker in an impressive five point night.
(6)Horsemen vs Bramabulls(4)
Bramabulls allow six straight goals after grabbing 3-0 lead
After falling behind 3-0, the Horsemen went ahead in wild style and stayed ahead. The madness began late in the opening frame when P.Sidhom finally got the Horsemen on board. M.Kardum had tied the game right after his captain V.Pandza cut the lead by one with both goals coming early in the second period. Then, for the first time in the match, the Horsemen finally got their lead courtesy of P.Sidhom's second of the contest. That was just the beginning of a third period rampage where C.Doulis and T.Mader each tallied to complete a remarkable comeback. The Bramabulls may have had a good start but ended off the night with a bitter taste in their mouth. For the line-up they have, giving up six straight goals is something that A.DiPerna shouldn't accept and needs to address to his teammates for the meltdown.
(3)Hellfish vs Deadlast(4)
Deadlast race out to early lead, hang on for close win
It's a good thing that Deadlast jumped off to a 3-0 lead after only six minutes into the game. Unless it was in their game plan to just hang back and hope to kill the clock, than they did what they needed to do because if not, the Hellfish were breathing down their necks for nearly the entire game .Both sides didn't rely on any heroes on this night as no one was able to score more than once. The Hellfish battled extremely hard to bounce back into the match and did so late in the second period where S.Monnet and M.Kardum each scored to pull their team within one. Leaving still fifteen minutes of play on the clock, the third period went on a dry scoring spell. Deadlast didn't mind it so much as they simply played to protect their lead and did a fine job of it largely due to A.Kakivelis's splendid goaltending.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyson Oliveira of Les Agents Libre. The skilled forward rescued his club by using a late power play goal to force the game into overtime where he wasn't done yet by posting the winner as well.
Monday October 2
After strong start, Punishers run out of gas in second game
The Punishers knew they needed a good start to the night with their depleted line up to begin the season. With the help of A.Sarigianni's two first period goals, the Punishers had the luxury to play with the lead. Sarigiannis wasn't done yet picking up two more tallies to finish with a five point game. J.Fidrilis opened the scoring and added his second late in the contest as the captain collected three points. The Punishers accomplished what they needed to do but could they have repeated that same kind of effort in the second match. Unfortunately it just wasn't the case as the 1 Timer returned the favor .P-A Surprenant woke up-from the dead making a huge impact for the 1 Timer. The sniper bagged five out of clubs seven goals making the contest very difficult for the Punishers defense and net minder. With that kind of offensive explosiveness', the 1 Time will heavily rely on their big gun to produce on a regular basis.
(7)Punishers vs 1 Timer(3)
(7)1 Timer vs Punishers(2)
Nightmares sound ball control leads to a pair of decisive wins
During most of the two mini games, the Nightmares strategy was to involve the defense as much as possible, often creating odd man rushes and scoring opportunities. And when the Anonymous gained control of the ball, all four players came back and played sound defensive hockey. This meant a lot of commitment with and without the ball for the Nightmares. Both games resulted in the same lopsided score ending the night a little earlier than usual. With so much fire power, P.Santullo and S.Sicuso each scored twice in the opening contest. The second game saw P.Santullo add two more tallies as the only player to score twice of the seven goals.It's not like the Anonymous didn't get their fair share of chances. Another problem for them was going up against O.Caillet, who stubbornly denied every single shot his way to earn back to back shutouts.
(7)Nightmares vs Anonymous(0)
(0)Anonymous vs Nightmares(7)
Breeze Panarezze gel just fine in season opener
It's always the case when you play with a short bench, hang back and wait for your chances. The Dragons did that very well in the opening contest battling to a 1-1 tie after one period. But how long can one team hang on ? Slowly but surely, the Breeze Panarezze found their openings and made sure to find the back of the net.A.Lanni snapped the tie and widened the margin six minutes later to give his side some breathing room. The last goal of that contest came shortly after when E.Girouard also buried his second of the game. Knowing that the Dragons would apply a similar game plan in the second game, the Breeze Panarezze took nothing for granted making sure to get a better start. It took only three minutes for S.Robineault and S.Govas to get on board which forced the Firebreathers to play catch up the rest of the night. Despite trailing by a pair, D.Gagnon did give some shred of hope pulling his team within one but the time just want there for the equalizer. The good news for the Firebreathers was that they put up a good challenge without some very key pieces. As for the Breeze Panarezze, the chemistry seems to be there for some players playing together for the first time.
(1)Dragons vs Breeze Panarezze(4)
(3)Breeze Panarezze vs Dragons(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet of the Nightmares. Earning back to back shutouts in two consecutive games in this format is extremely hard to do but Caillet defied all odds to merit the player of the night.
Sunday October 1
(6)Lynx vs Fatal Demons(1)
Lynx give Fatal Demons rude awakening
The Fatal Demons felt like spectators rather than hockey players in their lopsided loss to the Lynx. Rather than competing and making things difficult on the new squad, they just couldn't keep up hard enough in the end. The Lynx demonstrated some good hockey by constantly moving around with a highly active defense. With that, the goals came as they struck twice in every frame. D.Zabitsky and J.Mason had multi goal performances as both players combined for seven points. After receiving 24 shots, S.Catalano denied all but one orange ball that came off the blade of S.Koulieris .It's not often that the Fatal Demons lose in this type of fashion which can only suggest that the Lynx are a real force to be reckoned with this season.
(10)Shockers vs Les Immigrant(0)
Shockers topple Les Immigrant in landslide
There wasn't much Les Immigrant could have done on this night. The Shockers were simply quicker and used their deep skill to outmatch their opponent. Surely enough, T.Salberg would get his name noticed on the score sheet. The natural sniper struck three times along with his teammate J.Blunt, who bagged his clubs last three goals of the game. Blunt scored once shorthanded before capping off the contest with a power play marker. Les Immigrant did attempt some shots on net but were unable to solve D.Bourque at any time.
(1)Wild Dogs vs Fatal Demons(8)
Fatal Demons redeem themselves vs Wild Dogs
With a chance to bounce back and salvage their night, the Fatal Demons had a much better performance vs the Wild Dogs. This time, they made sure to put out a better effort despite going down very early in the game. That early deficit proved to be the only tally that M.Trivisonno would give up. The rest of the match belonged only to the Fatal Demons as they replied with massive force sparking eight straight markers. It was the captain that led the way. P.Santullo got the wheels rolling igniting two first period goals to grab the lead by the end of the frame. Then, the snow ball effect was in motion as the balls just kept going in. C.Fragkiudakis didn't score but helped set up five tallies that included a pair-from A.Jalilvand.
(10)Team Cuba vs Sportek(4)
E.Girouard rips four in Team Cuba's season opener
E.Girouard continues to be a scoring machine after posting four goals to propel Team Cuba past Sportek on Sunday night. The veteran riffled three of his goals-from mid court that managed its way through M.Chamoun. This contest was very close for half the game until Team Cuba pulled away sparking three second period tallies in less than five minutes. In addition to Girouard's offensive output, K.Kersaint joined the club as well striking three times for his hat trick. Sportek entered the night without some key pieces which would have made for an overall better game. P.Delli Colli generated half of Sportek's offense with two perfect shots-from the point.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of Team Cuba. His potent slap shots found its way four times as part of a six point performance.
Friday September 29
(2)Devil Dawgz vs Bijoux(6)
Bijoux storm by Devil Dawgz for 6-2 win
Bijoux had an encouraging start to their season on Friday night. In every single frame, they outscored the Devil Dawgz showing that they can be a potential force in this division. A.Tremblay notched Bijoux's first two goals of the season followed with balanced scoring-from four different players. The Devil Dawgz had something going when G.Berberyan and A.Moniz struck only a minute apart but that was all the scoring they managed throughout the contest. One area that Bijoux will be solid in is their goaltending. Teams will quickly find out that J.Beaudry won't let too many easy ones go in. Tonight, he withstood 25 shots and will surely remain consistent throughout the entire season.
(4)National vs Black Sox(5)
National seek therapy after devastating collapse
P.Ouellette must have not expected what happened to him in the dying moments of this contest. With the game deadlocked at four goals apiece, N.Macrozonaris took a chance by shooting the ball-from his own end in hopes of some miracle play .And with only ten seconds left on the clock, that rocket somehow found its way through P.Ouellette .Luckily for National this was just a regular season game which should heal their wounds soon enough after enduring a devastating loss. But for the Black Sox, winning in this type of fashion, especially generating four out of their five goals in the third period alone will only give them confidence moving forward. B.Pereira, who takes charge of the Black Sox and N.Macrozonaris will be no strangers to finding the back of the net as both snipers each scored twice in the win.
(3)Hawks vs HBHA Seniors(0)
E.Colella's nets natural hat trick in third period, P.Assadi's shutout leads Hawks over rival
With both teams unable to get any scoring done for two straight periods, E.Colella took control of the game striking three times in the span of only five minutes. The sharp shooter used three blistering slap shots to get the better of D.Truong, who was stellar up until that point. This match saw both sides grind it out as though it was a playoff game, and that's simply because of some recent memories due to the fact of meeting in the final for consecutive seasons. The Hawks wanted nothing more than to defeat their rival regardless what's at stake .For now, the battle was won but the war will continue on. P.Assadi was also major reason why this resulted ended the way it did. The net minder battled every shot his way and denied 26 attempts towards him to shutout a club that normally scores at will.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to E.Colella of the Hawks. In the span of only five minutes, E.Colella was the only player to score in this contest with three cannons.
Thursday September 28
(6)Mighty Drunks vs Mohicans(7)
Mighty Drunks comeback falls short to Mohicans
The Mighty Drunks stormed back posting four third period goals, two coming in a shorthanded situation by A.Jalilvand only to fall short. The Mohicans opened up the game by the second period where they came out hard finding the back of the net four times with balanced scoring. N.Gilbert was the only multi goal scorer for his club while S.Barbe may have posted the most important tally for the game winner. This was the first game of the season for the Mohicans, who will look to be tough to beat with their deep line up and young quick forwards.
(3)Carnage vs Raging Rhinos(6)
Three players score twice as Raging Rhinos double up Carnage
With three players on two goals each, the Raging Rhinos got more than enough offence required on this night. D.Ramada , S.Pilon and S.Labrecque got the better of B.Madonis, but got help-from A.Papazian setting up four of the six goals. At no point did the Raging Rhinos feel any sense of urgency. They built a 3-0 lead by the ten minute mark of the opening period and allowed their last two tallies fairly late in the game. B.Verducci wasn't able to keep C.Kalogeropoulos off the score sheet in time as the skilled forward beat him twice. With this result, Carnage falls to a 0-2 record while the Raging Rhinos will be gunning for many more wins to come.
(0)SBS Trashers vs Bramabulls(2)
Two late goals give Bramabulls edge over SBS Trashers
The Bramabulls scored twice in the final four minutes to beat the SBS Trashers 2-0 on Thursday night. Forward C.Palermo broke the deadlock at the eleven minute mark of the final frame, and then two minutes later, D.Verta made sure of the victory beating R.Pampena once more. It's not like the SBS Trashers didn't have their chances attempting 22 shots towards C.Muccino. Unfortunately, the ball just doesn't seem to want to go in. This is their second consecutive game having scored only one tally so far. Knowing that this contest could have gone either way against a very good hockey team, the SBS Trashers won't concern themselves too much with the season still very young.
(5)Ottarks vs Werewolves(1)
Strong second half guides Ottarks past Werewolves
D.Guarnieri and L.Dulcetta ,two of the Ottarks key pieces, didn't and wont take any nights off this season. The two will be a threat all season long and tonight was just an example of how dangerous they can be. Both players each scored twice while R.Zariello scored another for his third goal of the season. Despite the end result, the Werewolves hung in their having played with a very limited line up. A.Zarzour did his part making sure that S.Morante couldn't collect his shutout as the net minder denied 18 of 19 shots his way. The Ottarks just collected their second win in as many games defeating two very solid hockey teams.
(11)Chiefs vs United Arms(1)
Experience Chiefs score lopsided win over United Arms
Considering the age gap along with the amount of minutes played- from one team to the other ,the United Arms will only learn and get better in due time. However, in the case of tonight's game, there wasn't much the newly added squad could have done. The Chiefs patiently waited for some mistakes to occur and made sure to pounce on every opportunity that turned into goal after goal. All there tallies went in as of the first two periods ending the night earlier than expected. M.Chenier led all players netting a hat trick while P.Santullo and S.Koulieris each scored twice. The United Arms did manage the first goal very early in the game when H.Jerjian ripped a bullet-from centre court that completely fooled R.Ranieri.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carmen Muccino of the Bramaulls. After facing 22 shots versus the SBS Trashers, the veteran net minder never onced flinched to earn a well deserved shutout.
Wednesday September 27
(3)Lumberjacks vs RBK Knights(4)
RBK Knights rides four second period goals in 4-3 triumph over Lumberjacks
The RBK Knights used four second period goals on Wednesday night to edge out the Lumberjacks in a close 4-3 win. The four goal outburst overturned a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 lead heading into the final frame. V.Mancini and S.Katerelos each scored power play goals while C.Durante and P.Santullo notched the other tallies for the win. The Lumberjacks had the better start and a good finish sparking the only third period goal only to fall short. R.Sabat, P.Kawkab and D.Debs were the three players that got the better of S.Sauk, who faced 27 shots to earn the win in net.
(7)Venom vs Bramabulls(5)
B.Deslauriers's hat trick lifts Venom over Bramabulls
B.Deslauriers and Venom certainly looked ready in their season debut versus the Bramabulls on Wednesday night. Despite being out of action for a while, the Venom sniper showed no signs of rust collecting five points that included three goals .Most of the damage occurred by the second frame, with Venom igniting five times to carry a 7-2 lead into the final fifteen minutes of play. J.Courteau was also productive bagging two tallies while M.Trivisonno was rock solid facing close to 30 shots. The Bramabulls failed to take advantage of a side with only two changes.
(6)Armadillos vs Les Agents Libre(3)
Ugly second period sinks Agents Libre in 6-3 loss to Armadillos
Things seemed to be going fairly well for Les Agents Libre through the first period carrying a 2-1 lead. They played well defensively having limited the Armadillos to only one goal. But that only lasted so long as things completely shifted by the second frame. The Armadillos got their act together and took over the match as of the mid way point of the contest. From-there, G.Bouchard scored his first of two while setting up P.Scotti for the go ahead marker. P.Lapointe also riffled a pair to help give his club a second win in as many games. As for Les Agents Libre, two out of their three goals came with the man advantage courtesy of T.Oliveira and J.Tortorici.
(4)Primtetime vs Deadlast(5) O.T
P.Elizardo sums up what was wild third period for Deadlast
For two straight periods, Deadlast weren't able to figure out what was going on with their game. Unable to solve A.Qureshi , the net minder kept frustrating his opponents making save after save enabling his club to play with a 2-0 lead after two periods. Then, with only fifteen minute to go, a see saw effect was in motion. Deadlast finally cracked the barrier netting two quick goals. However, that didn't stop L.Haouzi and N.Pacheco from-responding to put Primetime back in the driver's seat. Still, Deadlast wasn't done yet despite being down with a pair. In a short span of only 60 seconds, B.Markis and G.Demos each scored to stretch the contest into overtime. At that point, Deadlast felt that the game was theirs with the momentum that they were carrying. It took only 90 seconds for P.Elizardo to cap off what was a wild finish posting his second of the night.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Brian Deslauriers of Venom. The power forward didn't miss a beat accumulating five points that included three goals for his hat trick vs the Bramabulls.
Sunday September 24
(8)Sportek vs Les Immigrant(4)
Off season changes pays off for Sportek
Sometimes a little tweak here and there is all it takes to make an entire difference, at least in this particular case. Sportek's new additions helped complement their existing core, and in doing so, they toppled Les Immigrant with an 8-4 victory. C.Flikas and M.Dubicki did half of the scoring netting two goals each. Les Immigrant didn't have their best start giving up four first period goals but adjusted after the frame was over. M.Chamoun faced 19 shots to collect an early season win while A.Zardarian had a very busy night receiving 30 shots.
(4)Shockers vs Brew Crew(3) O.T
J.Collins sends rocket- from point in 4-3 OT win over Brew Crew
With a four minute power play heading into overtime, it was inevitable that the Shockers would find a way to score, especially with four minutes to get it done in a 4 on 3 situation. But it was the unlikely hero of the four players that were on to muster the credit. J.Collins, out of nowhere sent a missile that was undetectable by any radar gun that got the better of C.Muccino. This early season battle had the vibe of a playoff game. Both teams played very intense which resulted in a few trips to the penalty box. The Shockers looked to be the better club early on grabbing a 3-1 lead but couldn't keep the Brew Crew off long enough. R.Campopiano riffled a late third period goal that sent this game into extra time where the Shockers made sure to capitalize with their 4 on 3 power play opportunity.
(7)Lynx vs Wild Dogs(1)
P.Stroubakis, captain J.Lang score hat tricks as Lynx routs Wild Dogs 7-1
It didn't take long for the Lynx to break the game wide open. By the time the first period ended, this contest was over and done with. The Lynx stormed out of the gate notching five first period tallies sending an early season message that there would be more to come. However, things did slow down at that point but it didn't really matter too much for the Lynx since everything was under control. The Wild Dogs limited scoring saw only their captain A.Addante get the better of S.Catalano, who stopped 19 of 20 shots to earn the win in net. Most of the scoring was done by only two players on this night. Led by their captain J.Lang and P.Stroubakis,both players showed off their skills by bagging three goals each.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremy Lang of the Lynx. The captain led by example on the court producing five points that included a hat trick.
Friday September 22
(3)National vs Hawks(4)
Hawks survive third period push by National
There's no denying that the National best efforts were in full force on Friday night. Unfortunately, they just ran into a stingy defence and solid goaltending by P.Assadi that resulted in a very close loss. The Hawks capitalised on their chances thanks to a pair of goals by A.Zarzour, and made it a priority to play a suffocating man on man game. For the large part, National controlled much of the play but found themselves kept to the outside. P.Assadi had his night cut out for him, forced to be very alert having faced nearly 30 shots to earn his first win in net. While the Hawks will take this one as a moral victory, the National know that they'll be just fine if they play the same way all season long.
(3)Devil Dawgz vs HBHA Seniors(6)
HBHA Seniors start season with aim to defend title
With a couple of changes to their line up, the HBHA Seniors will look to do more noise in the Masters division. The addition of P.Koutsogiannopoulos just made matters worse for the opposition as the skilled forward wasted no time making his mark. Out of their six goals, the lethal forward collected five points that included a hat trick. T.Baltzis contributed as well with a pair while P.Karigiannis notched the other tally. Despite the loss, the Devil Dawgz didn't make things easy on themselves when considering playing with only three changes. A.Jalilvand ,A.Guillaume and P.Paikopoulos each scored for the Devil Dawgz, who will look to build on their current roster.
(5)Stones vs Blacksox(3)
Stones score 4 unanswered goals to down Blacksox
It took some time but the Stones eventually found their way to pull away-from the Blacksox. Both sides kept it close for the large part trading some decent chances. The Stones trailed 2-1 and used a solid finish to the second period to grab a 3-2 lead. Still, the Blacksox weren't out of it until they gave up two very quick goals that ultimately put the game to rest. E.Allen struck for his second that held up for the winner .The Blacksox, considering that some of their players were out of action for a while, showed that they could still compete and make things difficult for any opponent. It's just a question of time before they shake off some rust.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Koutsogiannopoulos of the HBHA Seniors. In his first game of the Masters division, Koutsogiannopoulos added to an already solid core collecting three goals and a pair of helpers.
Thursday September 21
(1)SBS Trashers vs Chiefs(5)
Chiefs take out the trash in season opener
It was just one of those nights that everything went right for one team and everything wrong for the other. The Chiefs couldn't have played a better game starting with their brilliant goaltending in S.Pare stretching out to their smart defensive game along with the forwards capitalizing when the opportunities were given. P.Santullo wasted no time collecting a ton of points as the forward participated in all five goals that included a pair of tallies. S.Koulieris scored twice as well while P.Roy for a rare time was able to find the back of the net with a blistering slap shot-from the point. The SBS Trashers struggled to score but did generate some crazy chances only to hit a brick wall. S.Pare faced 30 shots allowing only one goal that came off a base ball swing-from Joseph Scalia. That was the best the SBS Trashers centre men did on this night since he had to deal with a pair of annoying centre's checking him all game long.
(6)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks(7)
Mighty Drunks sober up in later stages of game for comeback victory
What looked like the effect of a hangover for half the game, the Mighty Drunks got their act together down the line to steal the match-from Carnage. For whatever reason, Carnage was able to score all their six goals just shy of the mid way point of the game only to hit a dry spell the rest of the way .But it's one thing not to produce and another to give up a pack of tallies. Either Carnage just fell apart or the Mighty Drunks changed something in their game that shifted this contest in the opposite direction. In the end, the Mighty Drunks had the final say with a complete take over by the final frame. K.Otis helped mount the comeback with his second of the night followed with G.Khaznadjian`s equalizer and P.Chartier`s go ahead marker. After a shaky start to the night, S.Sauk shook off some rust denying every shot for half the match.
(5)Ottarks vs Bramabulls(2)
Basic hockey gears Ottarks past Bulls
When looking at the rosters of both teams, it's nearly impossible to figure out the outcome as both sides appear to be evenly matched. But the Ottarks didn't make it seem that way as they out smarted the Bramabulls on this particular night .By keeping it simple, all the elements were in motion for the Ottarks. The Bramabulls played an aggressive game by pushing the pace but kept getting in trouble every time as the Ottarks patiently waited for their chances. L.Dulcetta and R.Zarriello each scored twice while D.Guarnieri buried the other. With goaltending also being so important in these types of games, S.Morante was sharper than his counterpart making the necessary stops to earn the win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pat Santullo of the Chiefs. Not bad for a player with two left feet as his five points was vital for a 5-1 win over the SBS Trashers.
Thursday September 20
(4)Deadlast vs Lumberjacks(3)
Y.Gazura's power play goal snaps third period tie
Y.Gazura scored the go ahead power play goal early in the third period and Deadlast escaped with a hard fought nail biter versus the Lumberjacks. Deadlast got goals- from four different players including a pair of helpers by A.Jalilvand to help the reigning champs get off to a good start. The Lumberjacks, despite the loss came out to play winning lots of loose battles that resulted in three goals. The only difference in this contest occurred in the final frame where Deadlast capitalized with their five man unit. J.Sanoudakis tightened up stopping every shot his way and earned a 26 shot victory over his counterpart J.Shisha, who was also solid facing 30 shots.
(6)Bramabulls vs Les Agents Libre(2)
Agents Libre fall victim to championship hangover
Les Agents Libre tried every tactic possible to avoid a championship hangover, but it didn't work on this opening night vs the Bramabulls. The night was spoiled early and matters only got worst as the game went on. The Bramabulls ignited three second period goals eventually closing out what was a determined one sided affair. T.Karasek led all players with three goals while his captain A.DiPerna and D.Verta collected three assists each. G.Follano faced 26 shots and only allowed his first of two goals by the mid way point of the game. It may not have been the start they wanted but Les Agents Libre aren't too concerned as this sometimes happens to teams coming off recent success.
(6)Hellfish vs RBK Knights(3)
Hellfish pull away by third in double up win over RK Knights
In the matter of only 45 seconds, the Hellfish were able to breathe a little easier as two quick goals put the match to rest. S.Monnet and J.Roblin got the Hellfish out of the jam and the RBK Knights knew they were done for the night. Despite the loss, the RBK Knights faired pretty well with a bunch of players playing together for the very first time. J.Roblin was the only player to score twice that included the winner as of the mid way point of the contest. The Hellfish also came off a championship run and showed no signs of rust in their season debut.
(4)Horsemen vs Armadillos(8)
Armadillos use big first period to down Horsemen
It took the Armadillos eight minutes-from the opening draw to turn a scoreless tie into a 3-0 lead. The first period scoring outburst was the insurance that the Armadillos needed en route to a high scoring 8-4 win. Apart- from a devastating start, the Horsemen eventually picked up their game and were able to keep pace with the Armadillos .Both sides battled in the second period trading three goals apiece which didn't bother the Armadillos since they were still up comfortably headed into the third period. P.Scotti struck three times for the hat trick while his captain J.Kontitsis and D.Andrade provided a pair of goals each.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Thomas Karasek of the Bramabulls. His three goals helped lift the Bramabulls to a deciding 6-2 win over Les Agents Libre.
Sunday September 10(Finals)
(6)Shockers vs Team Cuba(5) Game 1
Team Cuba fall short after wild third period comeback
Down 5-2 in the third period, Team Cuba clawed back into the game to force a frantic finish. But with barely two minutes remaining, C.Debonis did what he does best, and that is to use a fierce wrist shot that beat C.Stavriadis low side. That tally snapped a late 5-5 tie that gave the Shockers a 1-0 series lead. C.Debonis peppered Stavriadis with plenty of shots throughout the match resulting in three goals for the sniper. Despite the tough loss, Team Cuba did manage to end on a decent note knowing that they can keep up with a younger and quicker side. That vote of confidence set the tone for what was potential payback in game two.
(5)Team Cuba vs Shockers(4) Game 2
Team Cuba storm back to even series
Team Cuba used another big third period, but this time closed it off with a close 5-4 win to stave off elimination. E.Girouard notched his second while S.Robineault and F.Bchara each tallied to hang on to the nail biter. The Shockers dictated much of the pace in the second frame with the help of M.Blackman, who scored twice as part of a three goal performance. Unable to keep that momentum going, the Shockers weren’t able to close off the deal. Instead, they were stuck having to play one more game that could have gone in either direction, especially with only 15 minutes to decide things.
(4)Shockers vs Team Cuba(1) Game 3
Shockers turn the tides to celebrate E Sunday division championship
C.Debonis scored two goals, one of them that levelled the game at one goal apiece while D.Bourque made some clutch saves as the Shockers prevailed to take the E Sunday title in a tense game three final. The Shockers fell behind 1-0 but eventually turned the deficit into a lead. It was the captain J.Blackman’s goal making it 3-1 that ultimately put a dagger in the series. C.Debonis later added an empty net marker and Team Cuba just let the time run out. Both teams were gripped with excitement before the series began which in the end made for a great final. With the first two games decided by only one goal, game three was up for the taking. But in the end, the resilient of an up and coming team got the better of some aging legs. As much as Team Cuba formulated a game plan to contain certain players such as C.DeBonis, T.Salberg and M.Blackman, the Shockers still found a way to create their own chances and produce enough to get by. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Julien Blackman and the rest of the Shockers for capturing the E Sunday division championship.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Debonis. In both games one and three, the sharp shooter used timely goals that ultimately made the difference in the series.
Thursday September 7(E1 Finals)
(1)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(7) Game 1
Deadlast pounce on Bramabulls to move one step closer to glory
Captain C.Zafiropoulos wanted his team to attack his opponent with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. And while this contest was fairly close for the most part, the third period was where the flood gates opened for Deadlast. Five out of their seven goals came in that final frame alone. G.Lallis’s early shorthand tally may have gone done as the goal that demoralised the Bramabulls. Rather than cutting the lead in half on a power play chance, the Bramabulls saw their hole dug deeper trailing 3-0.For the remainder of the that frame, Deadlast overwhelmed the Bramabulls with wave after wave of pressure, the kind that became the clubs trademark during its sprint to another successful post season. Although this was only game one of the final, Deadlast felt the confidence going into another match where they knew that this series would end sooner than later.
(7)Deadlast vs Bramabulls(3) Game 3
Deadlast finish off dismantling of Bulls in two game sweep
Deadlast didn’t just take the series in two games. They extinguished them, erased them and threw the key away after locking them out. Neither of the two games were close with Deadlast pouring on seven more tallies in this contest vs a dry offense. The Bramabulls struggled in all three areas of the court unable to put up a good fight .For Deadlast, this was just business as usual, building a 5-0 lead before giving up their first goal. J.Sanoudakis was very pleased with his defence in front of him making his night easier than expected. Again, seven different players found the back of the net which suggested no one in particular had to step up except for relying on an overall team game. The Bramabulls failed to weather the storm as they fell behind 3-0 after only nine minutes into the contest. Deadlast knew-from there that they had the championship despite plenty of hockey left over. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Costa Zafiropoulos and the rest of Deadlast for capturing the E1 Thursday division title.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Sanoudakis of Deadlast. Calm and collectively, the veteran net minder never once panicked going about his business, and in process collected two huge wins en route to another championship.
Wednesday September 6th
Horsemen (2) VS Brew Crew (4) Game 1
From initial buzzer Brew Crew all business in a very important night.
On the most important night of the season the Brew Crew showed up to play tonight. From the initial ball drop it was all business for them starting the game off real strong four straight goals to take a comfortable lead midway thru the third period. D. Verta was one of the main reasons for the lead two of his clubs four goals. With time winding down P. Sidhom was finally able to solve C. Muccino with two straight power play goals. The veteran netminder was not fazed by those two goals and continued his impressive play to shut the door the rest of the way.
Horsemen (2) VS Brew Crew (3) S.O. Game 2
Horsemen stay alive until shoot out but C. Muccino shuts door.
With only an hour break between games the Horsemen needed to figure out a better solution to start the game off on the right foot. As the first period ended both teams had tightened up their defense. As the Brew Crew slightly adjusted in the game they were finally able to beat V. Vinciguerra on the man advantage. As their lead did not last long as the Horsemen responded with a quick goal only a minute and a half later by C. Doulis. With momentum on their side the Horsemen struck again within the first minute of the third period with an incredible shot from T. Zermalis on the man advantage. With the period winding down the Brew Crew got the break they needed and capitalized again with their second power play goal to send this game into shoot outs where D. Verta was the sole player to find the back of the net and capture the glorious trophy for his club.
Hockeyballe.com would like to congratulate C. Palermo and the rest of the Brew Crew for winning the F2 Wednesday division.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta. The talented forward did not miss his second chance in the S.O. to put his club ahead and win the F2 Wed division.
Wednesday September 6 (F3 Finals)
(1)Hellfish vs Les Agents Libre(4) Game 1
Three third period unanswered goals lift Agents Libre past Hellfish
Les Agents Libre tallied three goals in the last fifteen minutes of play to take a pivotal game one series lead over the favourites. First to strike breaking the deadlock 1-1 tie was T.Oliveira only two minutes into the final frame. Then, B.Bentivegna put some serious pressure on the Hellfish giving his club a two goal cushion. P.Delli Colli knew at that point he would have some work ahead of him with ten minutes remaining but answered the task going flawless the rest of the way. The net minder was huge in this one stopping 24 of 25 shots. Y.Gazura was the only Hellfish to solve DelliColli that came on a late second period power play chance. Les Agents Libre couldn’t have asked for a better start to their series, especially against a team that’s suffered only two losses if including the post season. Four different players tallied in the win suggesting that it took everyone pulling their weight in order to getting it done.
(4)Les Agents Libre vs Hellfish(2) Game 2
Saving their best for last, Les Agents Libre break out in third period to hoist F3 title
For a second straight game, Les Agents Libre saved their best for last. Six out of their eight goals in both games all came by the final frame proving that they were conditioned to take home the F3 division title. The Hellfish stayed with their opponent for long stretches but couldn’t keep pace long enough. The back breaker occurred when M.Melo took advantage of a power play opportunity that snapped a 2-2 tie. From-there, P.DelliColli had that déjà vu feeling that he was going to make the difference once more. The net minder remained calm and focused for half a period making sure that the Hellfish wouldn’t score. And despite facing some dangerous scoring chances, P.DelliColli never once flinched protecting the lead. With that kind of help, Les Agents Libre felt confident that this championship was theirs for the taking. M.Alfieri capped off a hard fought night feeding an empty cage with only four seconds remaining. This contest had similarities to the first game with two explosive third periods that required four different goals scorers along with brilliant goaltending-from P.DelliColli. In a series that may have expected the Hellfish to pull through because of their overall season record, Les Agents Libre showed everyone that they came ready to play. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Paolo DelliColli and Les Agents Libre for taking the F3 Wednesday title.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Delli Colli of Les Agents Libre. In both games, Delli Colli shined allowing only three total goals against a team that averaged five and a half goals per game in the regular season.
Monday September 4(Finals)
Stones limit Firebreathers to only one goal to win 4 vs 4 division championship
O.Caillet turned in another stellar performance, stopping all but one shot in two games. Both net minders stole the show in the opening contest as each side settled for a low scoring 1-1 draw. That result forced the goaltenders to do some extra work in the shootout in what proved to be a pivotal game one. After sending three skilled players from both sides, A.Bergomi tallied for the Stones while D.Gagnon responded for the Firebreathers extending the shootouts to an extra round. It was by then where the series got decided, with K.Aruajo using a swift back hand deak that got the better of S.Morante. While the match ended off in a goaltending duel, the second contest was more about the Stones taking control. By the time the first period ended, this series was pretty much over and done with. K.Araujo, P.Santullo and A.Bergomi each scored for a commanding 3-0 lead. The Firebreathers did have plenty of time to crawl back into it but there was no way O.Caillet and the Stones defensive game would allow in sort of collapse. The Stones quietly made plenty of noise in their post season run. They used every aspect of their game that stretches-from their forwards to their defence and of course the goaltending. Teams always felt like were playing against a trap, unable to create any numbers or getting high percentage scoring chances. When combining the right players with a solid system in place, it just goes to show that positive results will occur more often than none. In tonight’s case, the Stones just simply played their game and got what they deserved in the end. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Sebastian Sicuso and the Stones for winning their first 4 vs 4 championship.
(3)Stones vs Firebreathers(2) Game 1 S.O
(0)Firebreathers vs Stones(3) Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet. The Stones net minder faced 24 shots in two games allowing only one goal while stopping three of four shootout attempts in a crucial game one victory.
Sunday September 3(Semi finals)
(6)Butchers vs Shockers(3) Game 2
Butchers fight back to live another day
After jumping off to a way better start than last week’s game, the Butchers all of a sudden looked like a playoff team. V.Mormina and A.Latella each scored first period goals for a 2-0 lead. The Butchers weren’t done yet with their offensive output as two more goals went in before the Shockers finally tasted the back of the net. However, a four goal deficit turned into only a one goal deficit before the end of the second period when T.Debonis narrowed the gap with still plenty of hockey left over. The Butchers realised that they needed another solid period in order to force a game three. And rather than sitting back in hopes of their net minder making spectacular saves, they decided to go for the kill with more tallies. A.DeSua and M.Zampino each scored to put the match to rest. This result now forced both sides to play their best 15 minutes or more to see who would advance.
(3)Shockers vs Butchers(1) Game 3
Resilient Shockers answer back as they head to big dance
With so much on the line in a short 15 minute mini game, the stress levels were at its highest, especially with no one finding the back of the net for the first ten minutes. But, eventually something had to give and someone would pounce on a massive scoring chance. M.Blackman was that player to capture the moment as the highly skilled forward cracked the ice for the first goal of the game. Still, it wasn’t over and the Butchers tried to level but only found themselves in a greater hole when T.Parr doubled the lead. At that point, unless the Shockers went on a total meltdown, this series was pretty much summed up. The Butchers did attempt a late push when A.Latella cut the lead in half but that smear of hope only lasted so long as M.Blackman sealed all doubts in an empty cage.
(7)Team Cuba vs Fatal Demons(6) Game 2
Team Cuba keeping it simple in must win game
Team Cuba spoke about keeping it simple if they planned to live another day. Sometimes, it’s just about playing basic hockey that can get you the job done. In tonight’s case, that formula worked out as the more desperate side found a way to win and force a third and deciding game. Surely, it helps when one player steps it up which in this case that player would be N.Macrozonaris. Out of his clubs seven goals, the slick forward struck four times which was just what the doctor ordered for Team Cuba. The Fatal Demons found themselves trailing all game but were always in striking distance to level. It was one of those games that would need every single second in order to get a result. Team Cuba found a way to get it done giving them a chance to double their accomplishments in a fifteen minute mini game.
(1)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(2) Game 3
Two quick goals sends Team Cuba through
If the commitment was there for three straight periods, there would be no reason why Team Cuba wasn’t going to battle for this opportunity to reach the final. The only difference in this game was that the Fatal Demons finally played with the lead. M.Diaco tapped in an easy goal-from a brilliant pass by E.Medrano, and all of a sudden Team Cuba trailed barely 20 seconds into the game. However, the shoulders didn’t drop and the negative sighs weren’t heard as everyone regrouped only to look forward with so much time left over. With that patience, good things eventually happened. K.Kersaint used a hard wrist shot to tie the game right before E.Girouard riffled a perfect shot to beat M.Trivisonno only seconds later. In the span of only over a minute, Team Cuba shifted this contest in their favour leaving just over four minutes remaining on the clock. C.Stavriadis knew at that point that this series was there for the taking. The net minder blocked everything his way to collect his second straight win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Macrozonaris of Team Cuba. His four goals in game two was a big help as to why Team Cuba will be playing for the championship next week.
It’s now down to only two teams in the E Sunday night division. It’s your classic youth vs. experience as both sides will need to depend on their strengths in order to get it done. The Shockers do have the advantage of speed which will have Team Cuba play on their heels most of the time. In order for the veteran side to succeed, they’ll need to play a determined defensive game while getting the goaltending and timely goals required to beat a team like the Shockers.
Thursday August 31(E2 Finals)
(7)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(2) Game 1
SBS Trashers Carnage rivalry didnt live up to its hype in game one
Yes, it was all smiles for the SBS Trashers as they coasted to a 7-2 decision to jump start their series with Carnage.It always helps when some of your established goal scorers show up to play.The SBS Trashers have at least five players that can hurt you on any given night.In the case of this contest,F.Gentile,J.Scalia and the captain E.Panzera were the only players to find the back of the net.Scalia led all players with three goals while dominating a shorthanded sequence where he struck once while setting up his captain only seconds later.Carnage only got on board as of the second portion of the final frame.M.Pace nothced two straight tallies passed R.Pampena, who didnt really care since he was done for the night thinking of sunlight far away.The only positive that Carnage was able to carry with them was the fact of finishing strong.Would that late momentum carry enough weight in game two ?
(4)Carnage vs SBS Trashers(3) Game 2 S.O
Carnage battle back to even series
Never say die were the words Carnage whispered to each other after a dissapointing game one loss.And while it was not the blueprint for victory, Carnage didnt mind taking their chances in the shootout.Of course that helps when B.Madonis is your netminder, who never once flinched denying five sharp shooters-from the SBS Trashers.Equally effective on the other side of the court, K.Hrivnak stopped the first four breakaways but couldnt get to J.DeMarco on time, who used a swift back hand deak to solve the netminder.The SBS Trrashers were in good position to close off the series with some third period power play chances.However, Carnage stuck with their game plan and made it count till the very end.S.Bourlakos forced the third and deciding game when capatailsing on a late power play opportunity.With the series all tied up,15 minutes or more would be whats left over for both sides to get it done.
(2)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(1) Game 3
Joseph Scalia proves to be Carnage worse enemy, SBS Trashers crowned winners of E2 division
It took only two to three brilliant plays for J.Scalia to help lead his team to the finish line.After netting a power play goal to even the score, the the highly skilled forward read a mistake that would cost Carnage dearly in the end.J.Scalia intercepted a pass that put him in a breakaway where he undenyably snuck a beauty behind B.Madonis.That goal left just over four minutes for a Carnage response.And despite putting some pressure while throwing the kitchen sink, K.Hrivnak remained calm and sharp making sure to protect the slight lead.Prior to the series, and especially after a convincing game one victory, the SBS Trashers may have felt that this series was going to be easier than they thought.But Carnage proved otherwise with their non stop resilient play, especially-from M.Pace, who dominated the court all night resulting in four goals and an assist.Both teams were equally deserving, but the SBS Trashers found a way to win like most good teams often do.On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Eric Panzera and the SBS Trashers for capturing their second champiosnship.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joseph Scalia.In a must win do or die game three, J.Scalia was as clutch as it gets netting two giagantic goals that resulted in a tight 2-1 win for the championship.
This fall, we are shuffling the cards a bit in the Premier League, which has been a symbol of excellence in Quebec’s ball hockey scene for many decades. We are excited to announce that from now on, it will be known as the Premier /Heritage League. Already gathering the best teams in the province and nationally, this change will allow us to stay on top of the game and spice things up!In addition to the traditional teams playing in the Premier League, we will now include teams with players representing their cultural heritage, such as Greece, Lebanon, Haiti, and many more to come. By doing so, the league will become even more competitive and will allow the “Heritage” team to prepare for the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (www.ISBHF.com) World Championships.It is important to mention that all teams will continue to be able to participate in the National Championships div. A-D (www.cbha.com) by winning either Division A or Division B of the Premier/Heritage League.Please contact us quickly to learn more about it or to subscribe!Tél : 450-963-0963Email : Support@hockeyballe.com
Wednesday August 30(F2 & F3 semi finals)
(3)Acolytes vs Horsemen(5) F2 Game 2
Horsemen score five, coast to series sweep over Acolytes
The Horsemen figured another start strong would surely give them an advantage to taking out Les Acolytes on Wednesday night. And that’s exactly what they did building a 3-0 lead before conceding their first tally of the night. V.Pandza used a timely power play goal for the three goal cushion. M.Vinciguerra felt good at that point knowing the way his players were playing in front of him that eventually led to a 20 save victory. The Horsemen kept it simple playing hard playoff hockey that saw five different players find the back of the net. Like he was clutch in last week’s game, M.Chartrand riffled another big goal that proved to be the winner.
(6)Brew Crew vs Bramabulls(2) F2 Game 2
Bramabulls start strong, but fail to even the score
The Bramabulls know the type of game the Brew Crew like to play. Entering Wednesday’s matchup, the Bramabulls have been frustrated by the Brew Crew’s grind it out, muck it up style for most of the series. And with so much on the line in this crucial must win scenario, there was reason to expect much of the same. The Bramabulls have appeared to figure things out early grabbing a 2-0 lead. However, the Brew Crew weren’t buying it. Once S.Lodico overcame the deficit by putting his team in front, the Brew Crew buckled down, shoring up their patented neutral zone trap that would shut down any scoring-from that point on. The win came with only two players getting much of the scoring done. S.Lodico and D.Verta were an absolute force as both players’ notched hat tricks.
(7)Agents Libre vs Les Raymonds(3) F3 Game 2
Agents Libre blow out Les Raymonds to advance to big dance
Les Agents Libre were businesslike in their in their clinical 7-3 win on Wednesday night. They entered the night with only one goal and achieved it with conviction. L.DeCubellis was a big part of the success as the forward started off with a bang notching two first period goals before netting his third later on for the hat trick. This is the second straight game that Les Agents Libre scored at least seven goals with the first game ending in a 9-5 result. With that kind of fire power coupled with some solid goaltending by P.DelliColli, Les Agents Libre are thinking of only one thing right now that’s doesn’t need to me mentioned.
(5)Primetime vs Hellfish(9) F3 Game 2
It just doesn’t come that easy, Hellfish storm back to even the series
Primetime knew that despite taking game one only a week ago, that this contest was only going to be that much harder. When looking back at the reason why the Hellfish took the game to even the series, Primetime have to wonder how they let in so many power play goals that ultimately hurt their chances. The Hellfish smelled blood every time and made sure to take advantage of a given situation. Four out of their nine goals if you don’t include the late empty net marker all came with the man advantage. J-D Barrios was a monster providing four tallies while M.Chartrand was equally productive collecting five points. This result forced a game three mini game between the two sides to see who would punch their ticket to the final.
(2)Hellfish vs Primetime(0) F3 Game 3
Division leaders advance to final with thrilling 2-0 win over Primetime
Although it needed three games, the Hellfish are glad to close out their series with Primetime. Both sides knew anything can happen in only fifteen minutes is why the first goal is so crucial in these circumstances. It took just passed the mid-way point for S.Monnet to crack the ice to put the Hellfish up 1-0.That tally just complicated things for Primetime, who were playing for dear life to even the score. Unfortunately, the Hellfish weren’t planning on making it easy. With their tight playing style along with B.Verducci guarding the pipes, the writing on the wall was already written. The Hellfish ultimately sealed off the grinding series when F.Benhamadi bagged a late power play goal.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jorge David Barios of the Hellfish. At a time of desperation, the Hellfish forward played on a mission striking four times to help even the series with Primetime forcing a third and deciding game.
After a gruelling semi-final round, the F2 & F3 divisions are down to two teams each. The finals will begin and end next Wednesday night. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Horsemen vs Brew Crew(3) The Horsemen have the elements and most areas covered to win it all especially the way they have been playing for most of the season. The problem is that they are going up against a team that are built for this type of game, and that is playoff hockey. The Brew Crew will defend all series and make anyone pay on mistakes. Playing with the lead will be vital for both teams.
(1)Hellfish vs Les Agents Libre(3) Normally, most teams who face adversity in the playoffs only get stronger in their conquest to the cup. The Hellfish just went through it in a deciding game three with Primetime after trailing 1-0 in the series. But Les Agents Libre won’t be paying attention to such notions. For them, they’ll just continue playing the same way knowing that they have a well-rounded hockey team and a chance to take it all.
Wednesday August 30th
Smackdaddys (2) VS Venom (0) Game 1
Smackdaddys mean all business in game 1 of finals.
From the initial ball drop, the Smackdaddys showed they were here to play some hard hockey. Never once did they back down from going into the boards and battling hard for each ball. J. Langlois was the first to solve C. Stavriadis with a shot from the hashmarks. As both teams continued to play hard R. Jean-Baptiste gave his side a little breathing room with scoring a shorty and securing the win.
Smackdaddys (2) VS Venom (3) Game 2
Venom finally able to solve Y. Hassani.
With only a short break between both games Venom needed a game plan to be able to beat Y. Hassani. The game brought forth a lot of back in forth between both clubs who each exchanged goals in the first two periods. With the score tied at two goals a piece, T. Bozinakis solved Y. Hassani for his second goal of the night ensuring his club was still alive in the series.
Smackdaddys (2) VS Venom (0) Game 3
Final fifteen minutes of the season is a nail bitter.
With only fifteen minutes left for both sides to capture the gold, both teams needed to leave everything on the table to make sure they did not have any regrets. As time clicked down the Smackdaddys took advantage of their opportunity burying their most important goal all season long credited to E. Germain. Captain K. Arsenault put the nail in the coffin with less than a minute left scoring the empty netter and insuring his club won it all.
Hockeyballe.com would like to congratulate K. Arsenault and the rest of the Smackdaddys for winning the D Wednesday division. Three hard fought games provided them with the cup.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Y. Hassani of the Smackdaddys. In an intense battle for gold, where both teams could have scored a multitude of goals, Y. Hassani stopped almost everything his way. Allowing just two goals on sixty shots.
Monday August 28 (Semi finals)
Firebreathers dominate Carmoni de Fabreville with suffocating defense
For the entire night, the Firebreathers played your typical playoff style hockey. They dumped, chased , they backed up into their own zone and simply waited for the chances to come .After touching the scoreboard for a second time thanks to a go-ahead marker by M.Crapis, and a third time only seconds later-from a blistering slap shot by G.DeMarinis, this game was over and done with. Les Carmoni de Fabreville barely took 15 shots resulting in only one goal by G.Delisle. S.Morante never once trailed and made the necessary saves to earn an important game one. In hopes of bouncing back to even the score, game two had a similar feel to the opening contest. The Firebreathers struck first again and doubled their lead before conceding their lone goal. F.Atkinson drew first blood, and for a second straight game, G.DeMarinis launched his second rocket after his club dominated with plenty of great chances. Despite cutting the lead in half, Les Carmoni de Fabreville were simply snake bitten on this night. Not bad for a team that barely snuck into a playoff spot. This result now places the Firebreathers into the final were they’ll look to surprise once more.
(1)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Firebreathers(3) Game 1
(2)Firebreathers vs Carmoni de Fabreville(1) Game 2
Stones have Punishers number as they punch ticket to final
A good start and another solid outing for O.Caillet made for a very productive night for the Stones. Two out of their three goals came with the man advantage. S.Sicuso opened the scoring while C.Fragkiudakis netted back to back tallies to help take game one of the series. The Punishers only got on board very late in the game and hoped to feed off it heading into game two. However, the second game proved to be a carbon copy of the first. Once again, the Stones applied the same game plan by getting their lead and just protecting it the rest of the way. In this case, K.Aruajo found the back of the net twice while A.Bergomi notched the winner by the six minute mark of the first period. O.Caillet was sharper than a switch blade collecting two solid wins allowing only a mere two goals on 24 shots. In the end, the Stones played better using the lead to their advantage which makes a big difference in this type of format.
(1)Punishers vs Stones(3) Game 1
(3)Stones vs Punishers(1) Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet. The Stones net minder stoned the Punishers in both games allowing only two goals.
Prior to the start of the play off season, every single team including the1 Timer felt that they had a chance. And why not considering how close every game is. The final will feature a team that barely snuck in vs. a third place seed. Both the Firebreathers and Stones play a very similar game. Neither side have plenty of speed or game breakers but defend incredibly well while having the goaltending to steal the show. Surely it will come down to all the little details, especially the power play if anyone decides to take an unnecessary penalty.
Sunday August 27(Semi finals)
(6)Shockers vs Butchers(2) Game 1
Shockers came ready to play, Butchers unable to recover
The Shockers erupted with three first period goals, pounding the Butchers 6-2 to jump start their post season. After dropping a frustrating 2-0 loss towards the end of the regular season, the Shockers rebounded with a big offensive night. C.Debonis wasted no time using his signature wrist shot to beat G.Zapatelli early on. Unable to get anything going, the Butchers eventually got on board courtesy of a power play goal by A.DeSua. That limited scoring didn’t do much in the end as T.DeBonis bagged two tallies putting the game out of reach. D.Bourque wasn’t too busy getting plenty of help-from everyone in front of him. The net minder faced barely 20 shots giving up only two goals. With this result, the Butchers realise that they need a good start in game two or this series will be done sooner than later.
(8)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(3)
From-bad to worse, Team Cuba fail to weather the storm
In only four minutes-from the opening draw, Team Cuba didn’t know what hit them. The Fatal Demons came out flying nothing three quick goals that would ultimately doom their opponents. Despite turning a 4-0 deficit in half, Team Cuba couldn’t catch up giving up the next three tallies. L.Dulcetta and M.Chenier each scored twice while D.Ugaldez got credited the winner. M.Trivisonno couldn’t have asked for a better defensive game in front of him having faced 25 shots. S.Robineault did solve him twice but it really didn’t matter with the kind of lead the Fatal Demons had. Just like in the Shockers vs Butchers series, the same formula will apply to Team Cuba if they hope to bounce back, and that is to get the better start in game two.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Chenier of the Fatal Demons. The speedy forward was all over the court accumulating two goals and a pair of assists in a big game one win over Team Cuba.
Thursday August 24(E1 & E2 Semi finals)
(1)Spartans vs SBS Trashers(4) E2 Game 2
SBS Trashers ready to look ahead with series sweep of Spartans
The SBS Trashers took nothing for granted on Thursday night .Four different players found the back of the net and the SBS Trashers finished with two power play goals to end a two game series sweep. D.Brunetti drew first blood with the man advantage netting a lone first period marker. F.Gentile and J.Guerriero increased the lead by three before K.Dicera finally got to R.Pampena, who pushed away close to 20 shots. After setting up the first goal of the night, E.Panzera capped off the series riffling his clubs second power play goal. The Spartans knew they had a difficult road ahead of them but managed a good fight till the very end.
(2)Street Ballers vs Carnage(3) E2 Game 2
T.Xanthoudakis’s third period power play goal holds up, Carnage punch ticket to final
It wasn’t going to come easy but Carnage still managed to prevail despite last week’s hero missing-from action. It just goes to show that this club doesn’t depend on anyone in particular. Despite scoring only three goals, Carnage limited the Street Ballers to only three tallies in two games. B.Madonis stopped 24 of 26 shots collecting a second straight playoff win. Carnage only took their lead as of the 11:30 minute mark of the second period when S.Longo snapped a 1-1 tie. Then, it was T.Xanthoudakis’s turn to strike with a power play goal that ultimately held for the winner. The Street Ballers pulled within one shortly after courtesy of A.Jalbert’s second of the contest but it just wasn’t enough.
(3)Raging Rhinos vs Bramabulls(6) E1 Game 2
Bramabulls overcome bad start to take series vs Rhinos
Overcoming a slow start isn’t the easiest thing to do. However, the Bramabulls believed in themselves and just felt it was a question of time before taking over the match. The momentum started to swing as of the six minute mark of the second period where C.Fragkiudakis narrowed the gap by one. From-there, matters only got worst for the Raging Rhinos giving up two more tallies before the end of the frame. Unable to stop the bleeding, D.Verta added more gas to the fire by bagging two unanswered goals to cap off what was a hard earned comeback. Apart-from their good start thanks to a pair of tallies by E.Leblanc-Brady, the Raging Rhinos didn’t have much going on the rest of the way.
(7)Deadlast vs Dragons(2) E1 Game 2
Dragons fail to learn lesson in second straight loss
After dropping three quick goals only a week ago, the Dragons didn’t address the issue in this must win contest. Deadlast hammered away and built another 3-0 lead just over the nine minute mark of the first period. Although the time was there for a comeback, many of the Dragons players knew that they just didn’t have it in this series. Clearly, Deadlast was ready to play and proved that they were the better of the two sides. J.Pantelis, Y.Gazura and C.Siconolfi each scored twice and J.Sanoudakis was sharp allowing only two goals on 23 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Bruno Sansotta of the Bramabulls. In their comeback effort versus the Raging Rhinos, B.Sansotta set up two teammates while netting the winner with the man advantage.
The E1 & E2 finals will take place on Thursday August 31.The match ups are as follows:
E1 Final :
(2)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(4) This is one series that should go the distance. Both sides have every area covered which will come down to all the little details necessary between winning and losing.
E2 Final :
(1)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(2) While the offensive punch does favour the SBS Trashers, will it be good enough against a well-rounded stingy defense. Carnage won’t score much but have the potential to keep their opponent in check.
Thursday August 17 (E1 & E2 Semi finals)
(6)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(4) E1 Game 1
Bulls take control of series with close win over Rhinos
The Bramabulls were all smiles on Thursday night. And why not considering how well they played, especially in the second period where they did most of their scoring .M.DiSalvio ceased the moment by notching a huge power play goal to put his team up 5-2.No one needed to be the hero on this night with six different players finding the back of the net. The Raging Rhinos did have the better start when S.Labrecque scored his first of two but that only lasted so long. With this contest out of the way, the Raging Rhinos have some serious thinking to do on how to bounce back and force a third and deciding game.
(3)Dragons vs Deadlast(5) E1 Game 1
Getting it done when it counts
It didn’t matter that it was only a week ago that the Dragons handed Deadlast a pair of losses in two hours. What does matter is how you restore confidence heading into a more important situation. Deadlast showed lots of character and wasted no time putting the Dragons off guard. After eleven minutes into the first period, J.Skafidas, A.Jalilvand and C.Siconolfi each scored for a commanding 3-0 lead. Still, the time was there for the Dragons but the mountain proved too high to climb. It wasn’t until the 9:30 minute mark of the second period when the Dragons finally got on board. G.Cardillo cracked the barrier on the power play to get his club’s confidence going. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t a good night for J.DeStefano and the rest of his crew. The question now becomes can the veteran side overcome this adversity.
(8)SBS Trashers vs Spartans(1) E2 Game 1
Close while it lasted
The Spartans can’t say that they didn’t give it all they’ve got in their difficult battle with the SBS Trashers on Thursday night. For half the game, this was anywhere close-form being a lopsided affair. The only time the SBS Trashers sighed some relief was when J.Guerriero used a shorthand tally that provided a two goal cushion. From-there the snow ball effect was in motion. M.Panarello and G.Bampos each scored third period goals for their second of the night. R.Pampena had a very good outing stopping 17 of 18 shots but wasn’t pleased when he gave up a shorthanded tally courtesy of J.Langlais. Despite the loss, the Spartans will give it another try in game two and hope to keep the game very close.
(3)Carnage vs Street Ballers(1) E2 Game 1
C.Kalogeropoulos scores twice to lead Carnage in game one
Both teams looked pretty even to start as they felt one another out in a low scoring first period. After playing to a 1-1 tie for a very long stretch, C.Kalogeropoulos couldn’t have scored at a better time. The second period was winding down to its final second when the forward scored just in time for a 2-1 lead. From-there, Carnage rolled their three lines making sure that the Street Ballers didn’t get any room to level the match. And with the help of B.Madonis, who denied 24 of 25 shots, and the late insurance marker set forth by the very same Kalogeropoulos, Carnage was glad to earn a 3-1 win and a 1-0 series lead. The Street Ballers may not like the final result but know that they can bounce back and even the series if they play hard like they did tonight.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Kalogeropoulos of Carnage. In what was a low scoring battle with the Street Ballers, C.Kalogeropoulos notched two big goals en route to a 3-1 win.
Wednesday August 23(Semi finals)
(6)Venom vs Punishers(2) Game 2
Surprising Venom knock out heavy favourites
It just goes to show that anything can happen at this stage of the season. Venom knew what they were capable of and showed everyone that maybe they are that team to beat heading into the final. With the balanced effort of six different goal scorers, Venom dominated one particular department, and that was their special teams. J.Courteau doubled a first period lead in a shorthanded situation while E.Girouard, A.Jalilvand and J.Parisella each struck with power play goals in the third period to put an end to the series. The Punishers had to wait until the mid-way point of the third period before beating C.Stavriadis, who was stellar once more to earn the win.
(4)Smackdaddys vs Tropics(2) Game 2
Four unanswered goals sink Tropics
Despite the good start required by the Tropics, it just wasn’t good enough in the end. The Smackdaddys felt something special brewing when J-B Remi scored late in the second period to cut the lead in half. Then, with only one period to play, the better team showed why they belong in the final. F.Crevier-Raymond ,K.Arsenault and M.Beauvais came out of the gates with a noticeable presence, putting lots of pressure on the Tropics defence which eventually turned a deficit into a two goal lead. This particular result shows that depth is required to go far. The Smackdaddys did their part showing up with a full roster while the Tropics were stranded playing with only two changes.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of Venom. Not allowing a goal for most of the match against a high powered offence like the Punishers is quite an accomplishment.
With both games ending in sweeps, the Smackdaddys and Venom will be primed for what is ahead of them. The Smackdaddys will be resilient and are very hard to beat being the younger of the two sides. However, experience is a tool that comes a long way and Venom has plenty of it.
Wednesday August 16 (Semi finals)
(3)Punishers vs Venom(5) Game 1
E.Girouard strikes 3 times, Venom mean business in series opener
After finishing what was a dominating regular season, the Punishers will be on high alert dropping a 5-3 decision against Venom. The win just showed that Venom has the right configurations and schemes to cause problems to anybody. With so much explosive talent up front, E.Girouard keeps reminding us how well he does his job. The right handed sniper put three behind N.Mackeen, who was busy all game facing 30 shots. Although the Punishers know that they can bounce back, there was one area of concern in this contest. All three of their goals came with the man advantage, and unless they get enough power play opportunities in game two, then they’ll need to figure out a way to create more chances at even strength.
(4)Tropics vs Smackdaddys(6) Game 1
Smackdaddys getting in Tropics head
It’s now the third straight meeting that the Smackdaddys hand the Tropics a loss. If this trend doesn’t stop by next week, than the Tropics will be packing their bags earlier than usual in this post season run. But it’s not as though the Smackdaddys are dominating their rival. All their previous meetings were decided by a goal just like in tonight’s case if discounting the empty net marker. Joseph Crivello and the rest of the Tropics will have a whole week to figure out what to do to end this spell. But will it be enough considering how well the Smackaddys have been playing? Tonight’s win came-from a balanced team effort that included four tallies in the third period. F.Laurin did score twice with his second feeding an empty cage.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of Venom. His goal scoring touch led to a pivotal game one win over the division winners.
Wednesday August 23(F2 & F3 semi finals)
(6)Horsemen vs Acolytes(3) F2 Game 1
M.Chartrand bags two straight for comfortable cushion
The Horsemen came to play and it showed rounding off a satisfying victory. M.Chartrand was pivotal for the win striking twice in the second period for a 5-2 lead. Most of the scoring occurred in opening frame with the Horsemen taking the period 3-2.R.Lefebvre had a good night despite the loss riffling two passed M.Vinciguerra. With still a chance to bounce back, Les Acolytes have no choice to adjust if they plan on moving forward.
(4)Bramabulls vs Brew Crew(6) F2 Game 1
D.Verta shorthanded goal,the turning point in Brew Crew win
The Brew Crew forward, who arguably made the biggest play couldn’t have come at a better time. D.Verta notched his second of the night early in the third period on the Bramabulls power play to provide a 5-3 lead. That golden opportunity came to bite the Bramabulls as they struggled to get their offense going against a locked down defence. D.DiGiacomoSr had an impact as well striking twice in less than a minute. Both these clubs are familiar with one another and understand each other’s tendencies very well. With game one belonging to the Brew Crew, A.DiPerna is stuck having to deal with the pressure for a week on how to gain an advantage to force a game three.
(3)Hellfish vs Primetime(4) F3 Game 1
Primetime do the unthinkable, at least for now
The only good news for the Hellfish after this battle is the fact that it’s a best of three series. But for now, Primetime have plenty to feel good about edging out a heavy favourite. The playoffs always prove to be a grind with the importance of every play and every battle required for success .In tonight’s case, Primetime believed it can be done and deserved what they got. Of course it helps when someone can carry a hot hand .L.Haouzi is familiar with finding the back of the net as his three goals including a shorthanded marker was just what the doctor ordered for his team. A.Qureshi had his work cut out for him but managed a brilliant performance facing 28 shots. It may be only game one but the Hellfish will feel the pressure knowing that they’ll need two straight wins to advance.
(5)Les Raymonds vs Les Agents Libre(9) F3 Game 1
First period explosion favors Agents Libre
Rather than playing playoff style hockey, both sides looked like they were in a school yard not caring about defense whatsoever. Les Agents Libre ignited six first period goals to grab a 6-3 lead after only 15 minutes of play. At that rate, the final score would have looked ridiculous but both sides eventually settled down helping their net minders while getting back to some good habits. J.Tortorici went on a rampage providing four goals while James Tutino sparked a pair. Each side spent their fair share of time in the penalty box which resulted in two power play goals for Les Agents Libre. Les Raymonds didn’t have the best start to the series but have time to adjust with a week to think about it.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Levi Haouzi of Primetime. In a close 4-3 win over the F3 division leaders, L.Haouzi carried much of the weight providing three out of the four goals for Primetime.
Monday August 21 (Playoffs, Round 1)
G.DeMarinis leads Firebreathers with 2 clutch goals to advance
In three straight games, the Firebreathers didn’t need to score much but made them count as they edged out Team X in a game three shootout battle. G.DeMarinis scored two clutch goals proving to be a menace all night. His first held up for the winner in the opening contest and his second was what sent his club through to the next round by fooling P.Assadi in the breakaways. Team X had somewhat of a slow start falling behind early but got better as the night went on capturing a convincing 6-1 win to tie up the series. In hopes of carrying that momentum, the Firebreathers managed to contain the situation knowing that there was only twelve minutes to decide a winner. After ten minutes of scoreless hockey, A.Porfido used a desperate slap shot-from his own end that got tipped by G.Cardillo to put the Firebreathers up 1-0.However, Team X didn’t throw in the towel just yet. It took only seconds later for A.Zarzour to level and force the dreaded three man shootout. Both sides battled very hard to get to that point which resulted in a slight 2-1 favour for the Firebreathers. G.Cardillo was extremely productive in the limited offense as the sniper scored three goals in regulation time along with one of the two shootout markers. S.Fraga was also very vital for the two wins making key saves at the right moments often frustrating his opponents.
(2)Team X vs Firebreathers(3) Game 1
(1)Firebreathers vs Team X(6) Game 2
(2)Team X vs Firebreathers(3) S.O Game 3
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Gino DeMarinis of the Firebreathers. The speedy forward played hard for three straight games and got rewarded by notching two daggers.
Now that this round is out of the way, four teams are left over competing in the semi-finals. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Firebreathers(5) Despite what the rankings say, this series could go either way. The Firebreathers are finding ways to win which will force Les Carmoni de Fabreville to play an attentive series.
(2)Punishers vs Stones(3) As good as the Punishers are, they can’t be too pleased facing up against their opponents. The Stones will make it very difficult for the Punishers to generate any sort of offense and will simply wait to break up plays and generate their own chances.
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Sunday August 20
(3)Fatal Demons vs Butchers(0)
Fatal Demons outlast Butchers with 3 third period goals
The sticks came alive at the right time for the Fatal Demons on Sunday night. After playing through two scoreless periods, J.Bolanakis won the sweepstakes by netting the first goal of the contest. The good news at that point for the Butchers was that they had more than enough time to respond. But the Fatal Demons didn’t make things easy like they often do playing a sting game. Just to play it safe, L.Dulcetta tapped in a rebound to double the lead and the Fatal Demons felt secure at that point with only five minutes remaining. The Butchers had their fair share of chances hitting a couple of posts but weren’t able to solve M.Trivissono at any point .Both net minders did a stellar job. G.Zapatelli just came off a shutout win against the Shockers and kept the Fatal Demons off the board for over two periods before allowing his first tally.
(4)Team Cuba vs Shockers(6)
Shockers storm back in third period to take down Team Cuba
Despite being up 4-2 late in the second period, Team Cuba knew there was a storm brewing ahead of them. The Shockers started to dictate the pace in the last six minutes or so of the second frame, and unless Team Cuba had solutions to slowing it down, a total collapse was in the making. The beginning of the end occurred when T.Debonis used a perfect slap shot beating S.Sauk top corner .Then, C.Debonis may have netted the highlight goal of the night after receiving a threaded pass by G.Lalumiere through two players to net a beauty on a crafty move. That goal evened the score at four goals apiece and Team Cuba were hanging on to dear life. Unfortunately, things didn’t get any better for the veteran side as T.Salberg riffled another for the lead. T.Debonis bagged his second late on the power play to summarise a deserving comeback.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Trivisonno of the Fatal Demons. After facing 26 shots, the goaltender couldn’t have played a more perfect game to merit the honour.
Now that the regular season is out of the way, the real season begins next Sunday in a best of three semi-finals. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Shockers vs Butchers (4) The Butchers will need to duplicate what they did in their previous encounter and that is to play a full out 45 minute game involving all their players and a stellar performance by G.Zapatelli.
(2)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(3) The Fatal Demons may have the man power in this series. However, Team Cuba can put up the numbers which will force M.Trivissono to remain sharp at all times.
Wednesday August 16
(3)Publiks Crew vs Les Agents Libre(7)
Les Agents Libre pull away in third period to rout Publiks Crew 7-3
M.Alfieri and A.Kobayati each scored twice to help Les Agents Libre pull away for their seventh win in twelve games to close out their regular season. The game was very close for most of the night until a three goal surge in only four minutes put the two teams apart. T.Oliveira was involved in his clubs first four goals that included three helpers. James Tutino also collected four points, most of them coming in the third period .Les Agents Libre captured a third win in their last four starts and are looking to be hot at the right time.
(7)Bramabulls vs Brew Crew(4)
M.Testolina’s six point performance paces Bramabulls to 7-4 win over Brew Crew
M.Testolina buzzed all game long igniting four goals while providing two helpers for the Bramabulls. The Brew Crew fell behind twice but managed to overcome the deficits by taking a 3-2 lead early in the second period .It took just over a minute later for Testolina to level the match. The game’s turning point eventually occurred when the Brew Crew took a costly penalty .N.Cinquino took advantage of the power play right before M.Testoilna scored again for a 5-3 lead. By that point, the Brew Crew struggled to bounce back losing the final frame 2-1.Apart-from M.Testolina’s impact, N.Cinquino was very vital for the win posting a hat trick.
(1)Les Raymonds vs Horsemen(5)
Captain V.Pandza’s three points helps clinch first place in F2 division
It didn’t come easy but the Horsemen eventually found their groove by the third period. A slight 2-1 lead resulted in three unanswered goals by the final frame. V.Pandza set the pace scoring once while adding an assist in the first period, and was able to provide a two goal cushion for his second of the contest by the early stages of the third period. Les Raymonds got their lone tally when M.Dupuis beat M.Vinciguerra by the nine minute mark of the second period. Considering that this was a game against a club-from the higher division, Les Raymonds did pretty well on this night without some key pieces.
(11)Mtl Huskies vs Acolytes(12) O.T
Goaltenders left hung to dry in meaningless game
In a match up that didn’t have anything on the line, neither side was too concerned on playing defense. Unfortunately, it’s the goaltenders that pay the price having to face high scoring chances and plenty of odd man rushes. But for the limited players on both sides, the fun lasted all game. It’s not often teams combine for 23 goals that need overtime to decide a winner For Les Acolytes, P.Tambeau and M.Robillard did most of the damage combining for 14 points. P.Tambeau had the final say by capping the winner on the power play in overtime. The Mtl Huskies had a pair of players as well putting up the numbers. A.Buonincontri and J.Mancini were a burden for Les Acolytes combining for 16 points.
(3)Primetime vs Hellfish(7)
Hellfish wrap up season after another strong finish
With only one loss in twelve games, the Hellfish will be prepared for what’s ahead of them. Tonight, they handed Primetime a 7-3 loss sending a message that they will be ready in their first round match up as both sides will meet in the semi-finals. F.Benhamadi and S.Monnet each scored twice and B.Verducci was solid once more facing 26 shots. Despite the loss, Primetime kept pace with their opponent for most of the night except for the last four minutes where the Hellfish posted three late goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Testolina of the Bramabulls. In a preview of a semi-final matchup between the Bramabulls and the Brew Crew, M.Testolina was a burden and will continue to be a burden after sparking four goals and two assists.
The F2 & F3 division regular season came to an end on Wednesday night. With each side having five teams, the top four will advance to the semi-finals. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Horsemen vs Acolytes(4) Both teams can score but the horsemen defend a lot better .Unless Les Acolytes tighten their game, than the Horsemen should go through.
(2)Bramabulls vs Brew Crew(3) The Brew Crew will have their hands full assuming the Bramabulls bring all their players. But, if there is one team that can frustrate an offense, the Brew Crew is that team.
(1)Hellfish vs Primetime(4) Unless Primetime plays a near perfect game, the Hellfish should come out of this series. The one thing Primetime has going for them is their ability to score up front. Unfortunately, it’s the other side of the court that may cause a problem.
(2)Les Raymonds vs Les Agents Libre(3) When looking at their regular season numbers, this series should be very close .However, Les Agents Libre do have game breakers up front which will force Les Raymonds to play alert in their back end which they usually do.
Monday August 14
Les Carmoni de Fabreville put 1 Timer on brink
Even though the 1 Timer controlled their own destiny holding a 2 point lead over the Firebreathers for that last playoff spot, nothing was yet set in stone until this night was over. In both their games versus Les Carmoni de Fabreville, the 1 Timer managed to collect only one out of a possible six points. That scenario may have come to burn them in the end with the Firebreathers literally breathing down their throats. T.Daigneault did his part bagging a hat trick in the opening contest while P-A Surprenant riffled both tallies in their second contest. Les Carmoni de Fabreville, despite playing with no changes to their bench, ended up pulling off two tight victories .J.Poirier scored twice and collected an assist while L-C Desmarais helped get his club over the hump with the lone shootout marker. Still, the 1 Timer weren’t in a bad situation, especially knowing that Les Carmoni de Fabreville may have been tired after that contest. However, something wasn’t right for the men in orange on this night. Unable to take advantage of a given situation, Les Carmoni de Fabreville did the improbable once more. This time, L-C Desmarais struck twice and the 1 Timer weren’t able to force the extra time dropping what may have been a must win. After suffering two disappointing losses, the 1 Timer no longer controlled their fate and needed to see what the Firebreathers would do in their final games of the season.
(3)1 Timer vs Les Carmoni de Fabreville(4) S.O
(3)Les Carmoni de Fabreville vs 1 Timer(2)
Firebreathers complete astounding finish to season
All hail to the Firebreathers, who on Monday night completed a great late season run .There reward: a place in the playoffs. Needing only one win to make the playoff field, the Firebreathers delivered a very strong performance. However, it had to go to the second game of the miniseries between them and the Punishers to get it all finalised. The first game belonged to the Punishers taking a convincing 7-3 result. A.Centis and his captain J.Fidrilis each scored twice that led to a 7-3 victory. The Firebreathers were forced at that point to collect three clean points to edge out the 1 Timer for that last spot. With the game winding down to its last moments, the Firebreathers looked for dead trailing by one goal with less than a minute remaining .Then, in a blink of an eye a miracle push was in the making .G.Cardillo evened the score with 55 seconds left to go and the Firebreathers still had a chance needing one more tally .And in the end, the 1 Timer’s playoff hopes disintegrated when B.Daniele rescued his club leaving only 3 little seconds on the scoreboard. It took some extreme circumstances but the Firebreathers found a way to sneak in. Now that the regular season is done with, new challenges face five teams that equally have a chance at taking the division. Before entering the final four stages, next week will feature the 4th vs 5th place match up to see who gets that fourth seed. That game involves Team X taking on the Firebreathers.
(3)Firebreathers vs Punishers(7)
(5)Punishers vs Firebreathers(6)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philippe Corbin of Les Carmoni de Fabreville. The net minder was on fire collecting two straight wins over the 1 Timer that couldn’t take advantage of playing a team without any changes to their bench.
Sunday August 13
(0)Shockers vs Butchers(2)
Depth comes through, Butchers gelling at right time
For a rare time this season, the Butchers were fully loaded in their close 2-0 win over the Shockers. It took a while for the first goal of the game but Y.Gazura was able to get his team on board as of the early stages of the third period. From-there, the Butchers knew they were in control, especially the way G.Zapatelli was playing. The net minder was on a mission to keep a high powered offense dry and did a spectacular job earning a 28 save shutout. C.Fragkiudakis notched an insurance marker only minutes after his club cracked the ice. This type of win shows how anything will be possible moving forward for the Butchers, who could potentially do damage if all their players show up.
(10)Team Cuba vs Lumberjacks(6)
N.Mackeen and D.Ruiz swap roles in meaningless game
The Lumberjacks experiment nearly worked in a game that didn’t have much on the line. D.Ruiz, who plays as a forward took a different role by putting on a pair of goalie pads in exchange with N.Mackeen who played up front instead. And considering the change of roles, both players did exceptionally well considering having only one change up. N.Mackeen scored twice while D.Ruiz made some good saves to keep the game very close for most of the night. Team Cuba only pulled away as of the mid way point of the third period. F.Bchara had a productive performance riffling four goals while S.Robineault was next in line bagging a hat trick .As for the Lumberjacks, it came to no one’s surprise that C.Gingras was involved in all six tallies.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Gianluca Zapatelli of the Butchers. His 28 save shutout was the major reason why the Butchers got the better of the Shockers on this night.
Thursday August 10
(8)Street Ballers vs Spartans(3)
Street Ballers close out season on good note
With three players netting two goals each, the Street Ballers cruised their way to an 8-3 win over the Spartans. J.Furtado, M.Mogianesi and V.Mancini were the ones to get most of the scoring done. Perhaps this little outburst to end the regular season is good news for the Street Ballers going into the playoffs. However, the challenge won’t be the same as they’ll face Carnage in a best of three series, but the promise is there if everyone shows up and plays a full out game. S.Sauk will be a factor moving forward. In tonight’s game, the net minder allowed three goals on 19 shots. K.Dicera, D.Quennville and J-M Ste Marie collected two points each in the loss.
(7)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(8)
A.Papazian’s hat trick helps Rhinos to wild win over Bulls
In a closely contested contest, the Raging Rhinos defeated the Bramabulls 8-7 in a thrilling game on Thursday night. The Raging Rhinos made some adjustments heading into the second period where they put up four goals to gain a 6-4 lead. A.Papazian scored once in every frame that included a perfect top corner giving no chance to G.Follano. At no point did either side feel comfortable with the way things were swinging back and forth. A.Angelis broke a late 7-7 tie with less than three minutes remaining which felt like an eternity for his club considering how the game went. But it held up and the Raging Rhinos were glad to escape with the win. S.Pilon contributed with two goals and two assists for the Raging Rhinos while A.DiPerna and M.Marrone each tallied twice in the loss.
(3)Deadlast vs Dragons(4)
Sniper N.Goncalves bags hat trick, Dragons edge out Deadlast
As he’s been doing it all season long, N.Goncalves is no stranger to finding the back of the net. His league leading 22 goals and 33 points was definitely a contributing factor in this contest. The sniper buried a hat trick in a very close battle with Deadlast, who just couldn’t find a way to force the extra time. Despite peppering close to 40 shots on net, P.Assadi was on the receiving end making save after save to protect the lead. This was a first of two games of a double header night for both clubs. Deadlast had one hour to figure out how to bounce back and even the score.
(2)Carnage vs SBS Trashers(5)
SBS Trashers mean business in seasons end
The SBS Trashers are on one mission and one mission only as they’ll attempt to take home the E2 Thursday division title. Tonight, they sent a strong message to Carnage that may meet them in the final depending on what happens in the round before. Despite being out of action for a while, the SBS Trashers didn’t miss a beat. E.Panzera led the way with two out of his clubs five goals. A.Plescia and A.Farina haven’t found the back of the net to often this season but managed to put one in on this night. If the SBS Trashers get balanced scoring-apart form their main guns, then it’s almost a shoe in that they’ll hoist the cup in a few weeks.
Dragons celebrate twice, Deadlast go home empty handed
With an opportunity to even the score, Deadlast suffered a familiar fate to very same Dragons. The only difference was that more goals were scored in this contest. It didn’t matter that Y.Gazura gave his team every chance possible with five points. It just wasn’t enough considering how well he played. Maybe Deadlast needed to focus solely on one player after what happened earlier on. For a second straight match, N.Goncalves was the talk of the night. The right handed sniper put up two more goals and collected five points to win the scoring race. Defensemen such as C.Papadatos, G.Lallis, A.Jalilvand and L.Bavellas needed to tighten up on the scoring leader. For now, it’s a lesson learned and C.Zafiropoulos will take notes for when the real season begins.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Goncalves of the Dragons. In two games, the sniper went on a tear bagging five goals in an eight point performance to win the E Thursday scoring title.
The E1 & E2 Thursday regular season came to an end on this night. Each side has four teams which will all participate in the semi final rounds. The match ups are as follows:
E1 Thursday semi finals:
(1)Dragons vs Deadlast(4) After taking 2 straight games against Deadlast, the Dragons will make a costly mistake if they enter the post season to overconfident. The playoffs are a brand new season and Costa Zafiropoulos will make sure to floor as many players possible in order to cause the upset.
(2)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(3) Neither side really had the chance to play with a complete team all summer. All players are required in this even match up if they plan to go anywhere in the playoffs.
E2 Thursday semi finals:
(1)SBS Trashers vs Spartans(4) No question the SBS Trashers are the heavy favorites going in. The Spartans just finished playing for the first time as a new club and won’t have enough experience to go up against an established SBS Trashers team.
(2)Carnage vs Street Ballers(3) Both teams somewhat resemble one another. With limited goal scoring, defensive play and goaltending will decide who comes out of this one.
Wednesday August 9
(4)Bramabulls vs Acolytes(2)
Third period scoring spree gives Bulls edge over Acolytes
With both sides keeping it quiet for most of the night, a third period scoring spree ended up favoring the Bramabulls. The game was held to a slight 1-0 lead after two periods for the Bramabulls before the onslaught began. P.Rivera had opened the scoring by the mid way point of the first period and added his second by the final frame making his tally hold up for the winner. A.Grieco had a busy night facing 30 shots and may have been the reason why his club took the match in the end. The net minder was perfect for over two straight periods giving his club enough time to play with the lead.
(5)Primetime vs Les Raymonds(8)
Les Raymonds outlast Primetime in high scoring affair
In the span of only five minutes, Les Raymonds completely outplayed Primetime to take what was a high scoring result. It was by the start of the second period where the flood gates opened for Les Raymonds. Primetime actually led 3-2 at that point but lost control in an instance giving up four very quick tallies. A.Hussain scored twice during that span, but it may have been L-O Trudel’s shorthanded marker that ultimately doomed his opponents. M-D Pereira went on to add his second by the third period for his clubs eight goal of the night. Despite the loss, C.Dapoulias showed up to play as the forward struck three times to finish with a hat trick.
(8)Horsemen vs Brew Crew(1)
T.Mader spanks Brew Crew with four tallies
For a first place battle, this contest failed to live up to expectations. Maybe it was because T.Mader was unstoppable or the Horsemen just having the better start that carried over for the rest of the match. Whatever the reasons, the Brew Crew can’t be too pleased giving up eight goals. Aside-from F.Argento’s lone third period tally, no one else was able to solve the Horsemen net minder. T.Mader only got on board as of the twelve minute mark of the second period before going on a rampage striking three more times by the third. The Horsemen now joins the Brew Crew for first place leaving only one game to the schedule for the division.
(5)Hellfish vs Les Agents Libre(4)
Hellfish keep finding ways to win
It doesn’t matter how but the Hellfish find ways to escape with positive results. In tonight’s case, D.Ugalzez was able to snap a third period 4-4 tie with a power play goal. That was Ugaldez’s second of the night sharing his scoring output with N.Bourgeois, who also beat P.DelliColli on two occasions. Considering the 10-1 record the Hellfish hold, Les Agents Libre won’t be too disappointed with this type of loss knowing that they can potentially meet when the stakes are higher. However, before thinking of the Hellfish later on, Les Agents Libre know that they have to focus on a difficult semi final round with Les Raymonds.
(3)Publiks Crew vs Mtl Huskies(6)
Late push won’t be enough for the Mtl Huskies
If the Mtl Huskies had done their calculations, then they knew that this match didn’t have any meaning to the standings. Unable to catch Les Acolytes because of the tie breaking procedure, the Mtl Huskies won’t be heading to the post season. Instead, they just focused on playing the Publiks Crew hoping to finish on a high note. After being shutout for over half the match, the Mtl Huskies finally got their motor running. It was the captain to jump start the engine as R.Estrela tallied twice in the second period that snapped a 2-2 tie. That momentum continued its rhythm by the third where D.Greco, M.Botelho and F.Reda each scored to cap off the win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Grieco of the Bramabulls. Forced to be on top of his game, the Bramabulls net minder shined facing 30 shots in a 4-2 win over Les Acolytes.
Wednesday August 9 (Round 1 Playoffs)
(6)Venom vs Fat Roy(1)
Venom stamp out Fat Roy, advance to semi finals
With this result, Venom will be moving on to bigger and better things to come. They eliminated Fat Roy with a convincing 6-1 result which now punches a ticket with the Punishers. If N.Gilbert,J.Vinet and company can play to the top of their game, then you never know what can happen despite how well the Punishers have fared all season. Both players scored twice tonight combining for six points while C.Stavriadis was in playoff form denying 24 of 25 shots. Fat Roy did put up a good challenge for most of the night but couldn’t keep up by the second portion of the game.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nicolas Gilbert of Venom. The mobile defenseman got the ball rolling netting his clubs first two goals while setting up the third marker for a 3-1 lead.
The semi final match ups are as follows:
(1)Punishers vs Venom(4) The Punishers will be favorites going in but they can’t take Venom for granted. Each side have too many weapons up front which may come down to defense and goaltending
(2)Smackdaddys vs Tropics(3) It doesn’t get more evenly matched than this series. Both teams share the same record. The only slight thing that will motivate the Smackdaddys is that they defeated the Tropics in their last two meetings. But even at that, it won’t affect the Tropics as they’ll come out gunning.
Monday August 7
Stones keep it simple, Punishers felt trapped
Night after night, the Stones prove a tough test for opponents whether it’s with a full roster or not. In tonight’s case, they were only one spare which didn’t seem to affect them at all. By playing it simple and keeping the Punishers to the outside, the veteran club just waited for their chances to arise. G.Lallis struck twice in the opening contest that led to a 4-2 win. The Punishers weren’t pleased with what just happened and hoped to bounce back in the second game. Unfortunately, the end result was the same. The Stones did the smart thing by taking the lead and protecting it for most of the match. D.Lucchesi opened the scoring with a hard blistering slap shot while A.Bergomi got credited the winner that came with the man advantage. The Punishers aren’t used scoring only three goals in two games but found themselves going up against a stubborn defense and a brilliant net minder in C.Stavriadis.
(4)Stones vs Punishers (2)
(1)Punishers vs Stones(2)
From-conservative playing to run and gun
After playing to a low scoring opening game, both sides decided to spice things up for the second encounter. Les Carmoni de Fabrevellie squeezed out a narrow 2-0 score that included a late empty net marker by J.Poirier. Normally, the tendencies remain the same but not in the second game where the net minders would be left wondering what went wrong. Each side traded four first period goals before G.DeMarinis used a huge second period to get the Firebreathers in contention of a playoff spot. The quick forward struck twice in the frame that was just enough for his club to bank three key points. The Firebreathers did get help-from B.Daniele as well, who missed the opening contest. His presence helped elevate teammates such as M.Crapis that scored twice and many others that benefited from his overall play. This was a game that Les Carmoni de Fabreville may have taken for granted after igniting a 3-0 lead barely two minutes in. A.Sevigny scored twice during that span while L.Folini struck first to open the scoring. With this result, the Firebreathers aren’t done just yet and will have the opportunity to still get in depending what happens next week.
(0)Firebreathers vs Carmoni de Fabreville(2)
(5)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Firebreathers(6)
Team X primed for big battle with 1 Timer
With so much on the line for both sides, Team X managed a full roster for a second straight week and it paid dividends once more. It always helps running three pair of forwards as the energy level tends to remain high for the entire two games. All three combos clicked well along with the defense and the overall solid play of their net minder P.Assadi. The first game was ultimately won in the second period where Team X used three unanswered goals en route to a 4-2 win. J.Pantelis leveled the game at two goals apiece before capping it off with an empty net marker. The second game went the distance to settle the score. On all three shootout attempts, Team X got it right each single time to get the better of F.Koch. J.Pantelis, A.Zarzour and S.Marricco all used their signature move to beat the net minder. Team X managed to collect five out of a possible six points which was more than enough to secure a playoff spot. As for the 1 Timer, they’ll need to wait one more week to see if they’ll get in. The good news for them is that they control their own destiny with a two point lead over the Firebreathers.
(2)1 Timer vs Team X(4)
(6)Team X vs 1 Timer(4) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Lallis of the Stones. Having to play with only one sub against the Punishers, G.Lallis was a monster on Monday night. The solid d-man not only defended like a warrior but provided much of the offence required to capture two clean wins.
Sunday August 6
(3)Fatal Demons vs Shockers(7)
Shockers top Demons in battle for first place
The Shockers and the Fatal Demons have been the front runners for the division title since the start of the season which put some pride on the line in this feature match up. However, it wasn’t all what it was built up to be with the Fatal Demons lack of bodies. In order to compete with the Shockers a full roster is required. Tonight was just an example of how youth speed and talent will usually prevail against a side that wasn’t equipped to compete. T.Salberg danced his way to three goals that saw the sniper ignite his team’s offense as of the start of the second period. Unable to keep up, the Fatal Demons hit their wall as of the easy stages of the third period where the Shockers stormed with four quick goals. By then, the match was done and the Shockers put themselves in a position to just run out the time. The win nearly secures a first place spot that will have them take on either the Butchers or Team Cuba in the semi finals.
(8)Lumberjack’s vs Butchers (6)
C.Gingras steals the show with 8 points for Lumberjacks
Like he does on most nights, C.Gingras let loose making things extremely miserable for the Butchers. The skilled forward was involved in all eight goals that enabled the Lumberjacks only their second win of the season. The Butchers may only have themselves to blame for this loss. After being up 4-3 heading into the third period, the Butchers weren’t able to run down a team with only two changes. Maybe it was because C.Gingras was simply too good on this night. In addition to his madness, D.Ruiz was vital to win as the feisty forward notched two tallies as part of a four point night. The Butchers had a chance to gain ground on Team Cuba but will need to settle with the loss with only two games left in the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Lumberjacks. All eight Lumberjacks goals had the star forward involved that included four tallies.
Thursday August 3
(3)Street Ballers vs SBS Trashers(7)
Early deficit dooms Street Ballers
The SBS Trashers scored two very early goals and the Street Ballers knew they had a big hill to climb. For two straight periods, the SBS Trashers controlled the game putting themselves in a very comfortable situation with a 5-0 lead. The Street Ballers did show some life by the third stringing three straight markers but the Trashers took back control when Joseph Scalia and M.Panarello each scored their second of the match to cap off the night. V.Mancini notched a pair passed R.Pampena, who had a fairly easy game having faced only 17 shots. The SBS Trashers will take the division with only one game left and will hope for some payback against Carnage in next week’s battle that beat them in their last encounter.
(8)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(7)
Bramabulls outlast Deadlast in high scoring affair
It was just one of those games that neither side could have known who would win till the final buzzer rang. After trading the same amount of goals in the opening two frames, the Bramabulls just kept their foot on the gas and managed to outlast their opponent by winning the final frame 3-2.Quiet for most of the night, at least on the score sheet, D.Verta collected only two points out of the Bramabulls eight goals that included the winner. J.DeSua and M.DiSalvio carried some of the offense netting two goals each in the win while A.Jalilvand, Y.Gazura and his captain C.Zafiropoulos all tallied twice for Deadlast.
(7)Dragons vs Raging Rhinos(5)
A.Zarzour on a tear ripping 4 goals
A.Zarzour had an incredible night to help lead the Dragons over the Raging Rhinos. The veteran had a hot hand that boiled into four consecutive goals for his club. His onslaught provided a 4-2 lead and the Dragons just fed off it finishing the second period up 6-2.It came a little late but the Raging Rhinos found their game by the third where they struck three straight times to pull within one. That momentum left half a period remaining which gave more than enough time for an equalizer. However, the next goal belonged to F.Casacalenda of the Dragons, an unlikely goal scorer that provided a two goal cushion and the last goal of the night.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andre Zarzour of the Dragons. Still showing that he’s got it, the right handed magician bagged an impressive four straight goals for his club in the Dragons 7-5 win over the Raging Rhinos.
Wednesday August 2
(6)Publiks Crew vs Primetime(3)
Publiks Crew get monkey off their back, E.Skotidakis bags hat trick
It took ten tries, but the Publiks Crew finally won a game. The first portion of the season was rough for the Publiks Crew that looked nowhere close to how they have been playing as of late. E.Skotidakis was vital to ending the streak as the forward netted three big goals en route to a double up win over Primetime. The key was the strong start. The game was 4-0 up until the mid way point of the contest where the Primetime finally got on board. It may have taken some time but the Publiks Crew are happy that they finally closed a game. The unfortunate part is that time has ran out giving them no chance to capturing a playoff spot.
(3)Brew Crew vs Acolytes(0)
Acolytes surrender 2 power play goals, D.Noel and Brew Crew earn shutout
Special teams were part of the reason why the Brew Crew took the battle against Les Acolytes on Wednesday night. With only three goals all game, two came with man advantage courtesy of D.Verta and A.Lanni. Another major reason for the positive result was the brilliant goaltending set forth by D.Noel. Les Acolytes struggled the entire night unable to solve Noel. The net minder faced 25 shots making some jaw dropping saves to earn a well deserved shutout. Each side had their fair share of visits to the penalty box which untimely played in the Brew Crew’s favor.
(4)Les Agents Libre vs Bramabulls(3)
Four unanswered goals, James Tutino leads way with hat trick
After being down 2-0, Les Agents Libre were primed in their comeback effort versus the Bramabulls. J.Tutino turned things around participating in all four goals that included a hat trick. A.Kobayati collected three assists and P.Delli Colli remained focused for a long stretch to earn the win in net. The Bramabulls got their strong start thanks to a pair of tallies by C.Fragiudakis. But with their short bench and having to play in extreme heat, there compete level only lasted so long. P.Rivera had a productive night despite the loss setting up three markers.
(2)Les Raymonds vs Hellfish(4)
Hellfish keep climbing, beat Les Raymonds with balanced effort
With both teams in search of their first goal, the Hellfish ceased it by the early stages of the second period where they built a sufficient 3-0 lead. As its been their theme all season, no one stood out more than the other. The division leaders rely on everyone participating in one way or another to get the job done. In tonight’s case, four different players found the back of the net that saw Y.Gazura’s marker hold up for the winner. B.Verducci kept a clean sheet for most of the night until conceding his first of two by the two minute mark of the third period. By then, Les Raymonds made a push to climb back into it but couldn’t level in time because of an empty net goal.
(3)Mtl Huskies vs Horsemen(9)
Good while it lasted
The Mtl Huskies looked to be in good shape for half the match owning a first period up 2-0 but that eventually changed as time went on. The Horsemen eventually picked up their game and the Mtl Huskies didn’t know what hit them. The downfall occurred as of the third period where only one team decided to show up. T.Mader, V.Pandza and P.Sidhom each scored their second goal in the final frame alone. The one thing that definitely didn’t help the Mtl Huskies was the amount of players they had. Playing with two changes against a stacked team isn’t the way to go, especially on a larger surface with extreme temperatures. Despite the loss, D.Greco gave his team a fighting chance stringing two goals together.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Elias Skotidakis of the Publiks Crew. After ten games into the season, the Publiks Crew have finally something to celebrate thanks to a hat trick performance led by E.Skotidakis.
Wednesday August 2nd
Smackdaddys (4) VS The Tropics (3)
Smackdaddys show it is never to late to start scoring goals.
The Smackdaddys proved tonight is is never to late to show up to a game and take a big win from a formidable opponent. As the following should be a lesson going into the playoffs that it is not safe to play with fire. The Tropics built a three-goal lead entering the final frame. S. Euchi decided to carry the Smackdaddys scoring two goals. With only ten seconds remaining Remi Jean-Baptiste tapped in a rebound to secure his club the win and prove the Smackdaddys will be a force to reckon with in the playoffs.
Fat Roy (3) VS Punishers (10)
Short bench proves costly tonight for Fat Roy.
From the start of the ball drop the Punishers took advantage of their opportunities of playing against a short bench. At the start of the second periods the Punishers took full control of the game scoring five unanswered goals to end the second period the third period was no different as the goals kept on coming. N. Rompotinos and C. Stamadianos each produced a four-point night for themselves. Fat Roy was finally able to get on the board in the third by scoring three goals, but it was a bit to late to try and make a comeback.
Smackdaddys (6) VS Venom (1)
Smackdaddys all business in their double header as they collect another three points.
In their second game in less than an hour, the Smackdaddys were all business capturing their second win. The Smackdaddys took an early start to this game scoring three unanswered goals in the first ten minutes of the game. As time trickled down in the second period R. Ranieri was finally able to solve Y. Hassani. The Smackdaddys put their foot back on the pedal to insure no hope for Venom to get back into the game by scoring another three goals.
With the end of the regular season and the playoffs about to commence next week we receive a heated quarter final game against Venom and Fat Roy. Both teams have experience and loads of talent on their side understanding the defensive and the offensive side of the game. As the remaining three teams have a bye directly into the semi-finals. Here are your D-Wed standings:
The Tropics (2)
Fat Roy (5)
Monday July 31
G.Lallis and P-A Surprenant each deliver for respective side
G.Lallis beat F.Koch with two massive slap shots, and the Stones were able to jump start their night on the right foot. A.Bergomi was involved in all three goals for the Stones who conceded only one tally after taking the game’s lone penalty. P-A Surprenant scored to level the game with the man advantage at a time where the game looked to be headed for a shootout. But Lallis wasn’t too pleased with the equalizer and took matters into his own hands by regaining the lead only moments later. Unhappy with the way things ended, the 1 Timer regrouped and made sure to put out a better effort in hopes of splitting their miniseries with the Stones. If one player was able to turn things around then P-A Surprenant would be that player. The power forward was on a quest to get his club back on track and did so by riffling three out of his clubs four goals. The 1 Timer grabbed a 2-0 lead heading into the second period and allowed only one marker en route to a 4-1 victory. C.Fragkiudakis took care of the limited scoring for the Stones, who struggled to get much by F.Koch.
(1)1 Timer vs Stones(3)
(1)Stones vs 1 Timer(4)
Team X takes total advantage of a situation
With so much on the line, both these clubs knew the importance of what was ahead of them. Unfortunately for the Firebreathers, only five players showed up to play versus a side that had double the amount of players. Team X, for a rare time this season had all their troops show up and rolled three pairs of forwards that played relentless. Every time the Firebreathers had the ball, Team X made sure to put immediate pressure to force a turn over. With that, the scoring chances came and the men in yellow slowly built a slight lead into a massive cushion. D.Galloro notched two out of the six goals in the first contest. The second game wasn’t much different. Team X took nothing for granted and preached an early good start to discourage a tired side. By the time the first period ended, both sides knew the outcome was set in stone. The Firebreathers trailed 4-1 and just waited for the night to end. Despite the loss, G.DeMarinis netted both tallies as the only player to get the better of P.Assadi. J.Melo and J.Pantelis each scored twice that led to a 7-2 victory.
(0)Firebreathers vs Team X (6)
(7) Team X vs Firebreathers(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-A Surprenant of the 1 Timer. When in doubt, you can always rely on your best goal scorer. The 1 Timer took an important second game against the Stones thanks to P-A Surprenant’s hat trick.
Thursday July 27
(1)Spartans vs SBS Trashers(10)
SBS Trashers crush depleted Spartans
The SBS Trashers thought they would have an easy night, and although they did in the end, it wasn’t till the mid way point where the goals just kept coming in. S.Roussel gave every fighting chance to keep the game respectable as the goaltender was sensational making jaw breaking saves. But how much can one person take. Once the third period hit, the Spartans couldn’t keep up anymore. P.Nadeau scored two quick goals to complete a hat trick and P.Hodhod still found a way to add to his goal total by adding two more tallies. If knowing in advance that the SBS Trashers would have scored ten goals, then it would have been safe to say that J.Guerriero and Joseph Scalia would have had a major hand in it but it wasn’t the case as only one goal went in-from the two snipers.
(1)Street Ballers vs Carnage(5)
C.Kalogeropoulos natural hat trick leads Carnage over Street Ballers
In the second period alone, C.Kalogeropoulos looked like nobody could have touched him. The Carnage forward netted three straight tallies to earn a natural hat trick and provide a comfortable 4-0 lead after two periods. Everything went as perfect as can be for Carnage on this night. The only slight let down occurred by the four minute mark of the third period where F.Laurin spoiled B.Madonis’s shutout. But apart-from that, F.Pace and his troops were pleased with the overall performance. The captain set the tone by riffling a power play marker while J.DiMarco capped off the scoring to secure a convincing 5-1 win.
(1)Dragons vs Bramabulls(8)
Dragons spanked by Bramabulls
With the potential of having a solid game between both these teams, this contest was a total bust in the end. Yes, the Dragons can argue that they were short but the result was still nasty nevertheless. B.Sansotta , M.DiSalvio and D.Verta provided much of the offence collecting two goals each. The Bramabulls led 4-0 after two periods and G.Follano had only one thing in mind at that point which was a shutout. Unfortunately, the goaltender did concede one tally that came on the Dragons power play courtesy of S.Koulieris.
(1)Raging Rhinos vs Deadlast(6)
J.Pantelis sparks hat trick, F.Vigliotti loses out on shutout
After storming out of the gate with three first period goals, Deadlast sent a message that they won’t be dictated by their opponent. Y.Gazura set up all three first period markers as part of a five point night. J.Pantelis benefited all three times from Gazura, and P.Elizardo was in the mix as well as all three players clicked for ten points. Unable to get anything going up front, the Raging Rhinos saw their dry offence strike only once that came late in the game. F.Vigliotti, despite winning the contest left with a bitter taste in his mouth knowing that he was just a minute away-from recording a shutout.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yuri Gazura of Deadlast. The forward dished out five passes to help set up most of his teams goals in a 6-1 win over the Raging Rhinos.
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Wednesday July 26
(5) Punishers vs Tropics(0)
N.Pitsikoulis, N.Mackeen and the Punishers stun the Tropics
It’s one thing to defeat the Tropics, but it’s another when you are able to shut them out for the entire game. The Punishers did a few remarkable things on Wednesday night. First off, N.Pitsikoulis went on a tear igniting four out of the five goals. Second, N.Mackeen faced 22 shots to shutout a team that normally scores at will. And finally third off, the Punishers all pulled their weight together making sure to play a full out 45 minute game. If there is something to look back for the Tropics that went wrong was their inability to fair well with their special teams. The Punishers used three power play goals to hurt their opponent. Another problem was that V.Crivello usually has his name in the point’s column rather that the penalty column as the scoring leader took more than ten minutes of playing time away-from the court.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Pitsikoulis of the Punishers. The brilliant forward was just simply too good on this night bagging an impressive four goals en route to a 5-0 victory over the Tropics.
Wednesday July 26
(4)Les Raymonds vs Publiks Crew(3) O.T
When it rains it pours
The Publiks Crew blew an opportunity to capture their first win of the season when A.Hussain used a late shorthanded goal to send the game into overtime. Les Raymonds would go on to take the contest in the sudden death frame thanks to M.Deninno’s second goal of the game. No one would have thought that this battle would be so close when considering how both sides have been playing all season long. And even more surprisingly, the Publiks Crew went the entire distance with only seven players dressed. E.Skotidakis was behind setting up all three goals that included feeds on N.Siomkos’s two tallies for the Publiks Crew. If not for their special teams, Les Raymonds would have gone empty handed to a winless team on Wednesday night. Instead, one power play goal along with a shorthanded marker may have ultimately made the difference in this match.
(5)Hellfish vs Brew Crew(4) O.T
Divisional pride on the line
What a night for the Hellfish. The F3 division leaders just handed the F2 top seeded Brew Crew a shameful loss. It’s not that the Hellish can’t beat such a club, but when doing it with only six players, the Brew Crew have to be asking themselves what went wrong. In such cases, it takes your goaltender to flourish as B.Verducci did the improbable out dueling his counterpart C.Muccino. Already with a goal and an assist, D.Ugladez took the spotlight when bagging his second to end the night half way into the sudden death period. The Hellfish couldn’t have played a better game considering the circumstances. As for the Brew Crew, it was just one of those nights they hope to forget soon.
(7)Bramabulls vs Mtl Huskies(4)
Sometimes it takes only one player
J.Palmitano put in a man of the match performance to help lead the Bramabulls over the Mtl Huskies. The brilliant goal scorer couldn’t be stopped having posted an incredible five goals. What made his output that much more impressive was that he bagged a natural hat trick in the third period that snapped a 4-4 tie resulting in a 7-4 final score. The Mtl Huskies aren’t new to how dangerous the Bramabulls striker really is. Unfortunately, they didn’t play his well enough on this night to limit the damage. Despite the loss, the Huskies captain R.Estrela keeps on producing, this time adding two more goals just like his teammate M.Iacovone did getting the better of A.Grieco.
(5)Horsemen vs Acolytes(6)S.O
M.Robillard scores shootout winner in 6-5 win
The Horsemen were hoping that five goals in regulation time would be enough but it wasn’t the case as they settled for only one point in a shootout loss vs Les Acolytes. At no point was there a two goal lead for either side as the game kept going back in forth. T.Zermalias finished with three assists for the Horsemen while M.Robillard may have been the most effective player with two goals and the shootout winning marker. The Horsemen played with fire having to kill a late penalty followed immediately with an overtime penalty. However, Les Acolytes were unable able to capitalize on both occasions up until the shootout where Robillard notched the lone goal.
(9)Les Agents Libre vs Primetime(4)
Les Agents Libre overwhelm Primetime in first period
It certainly wasn’t the start they were looking for, at least not for Primetime. Les Agents Libre stormed out of the gate riffling five first period goals making Primetime look like they were standing still during that span. By that point, the damage had already been done and Les Agents Libre just kept going about their business making sure that they didn’t fall asleep the rest of the way. A few players did get noticed a little more on this night. One being T.Oliveira, who led all players with four goals and two assists. Next in line was M.Alfieri as the crafty forward buried a pair as part of a five point performance. As for Primetime, L.Haouzi was expected to score and he did putting two behind M.Melo while his teammate D.Zabitsky was able to collect three points.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Ugaldez of the Hellfish. With only one spare, the Hellfish pulled out an impressive 5-4 overtime win over the Brew Crew thanks to D.Ugaldez’s sudden death winner.
Monday July 24
Team X finishes strong in split with Carmoni de Fabreville
After dropping their opening game,Team X put together one of their better efforts to end a mini slump. Les Carmoni de Fabreville didn’t have much on the line holding a secure second spot while the same couldn’t be said for Team X, who desperately needed some points in order to stay in the race. D.Desmarais was very productive netting two goals and an assist in the first game that resulted in a convincing 4-1 result. Team X struggled to score but managed to get one by P.Corbin courtesy of A.Zarzour despite putting plenty of pressure for most of the period. With the first game out of the way, and after suffering three straight loses, the men in yellow were put to the test once more to see if they could have broken an ugly streak. And while it wasn’t easy, a pair of power play opportunities led to two quick goals by D.Galloro and D.Ramada for a 3-0 lead. Still, it didn’t feel secure with plenty of hockey left over. Les Carmoni De Fabreville weren’t giving any free passes and it showed as of the second period were they strung two straight markers by V.Parise and A.Sevigny. Despite grabbing all that momentum, a breakaway tally by S.Marricco regained a two goal cushion for Team X, who never looked back. P.Assadi was rock solid having made some crucial timely saves enabling his club to collect three important points.
(4)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Team X(1)
(4)Team X vs Carmoni de Fabreville(3)
Firebreathers heating up at right time
When considering the amount of experience and some very talented players that the Firebreathers have, it’s no surprise that they are coming out of nowhere and making plenty of noise in the Monday night division. Both these games were as big as it gets, especially when it’s against a first place team. The Punishers did manage to take the opening contest but in a shootout where T.Karvouriaris was the only player to score for the two sides. A.Dayan bagged a hat trick while A.Centis participated in all four goals with assists. The Firebreathers got two goals and a pair of helpers by B.Daniele, who is an essential piece to the puzzle if his club plans to make it into the post season. After dropping the tight battle, the Firebreathers showed plenty of motivation by the second contest. Once again, B.Daniele came up clutch, this time snapping a 2-2 tie while setting up B.Barile, who finished with an impressive four point game. A.Centis didn’t slow done despite the loss as the solid forward collected two more helpers to finish his night with six assists. The Firebreathers just collected four key points against a very good hockey team which now puts them in striking distance of Team X and the 1 Timer for a playoff position.
(5)Punishers vs Firebreathers(4) S.O
(5)Firebreathers vs Punishers(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Biaggo Daniele of the Firebreathers. The veteran quarterback showed how it’s done once more by collecting six points resulting in a win and a shootout loss for his club.
The 2017 B, C, D, and Women National Championships were held this weekend in Newfoundland. Congratulations to the following teams on winning their respective category.
B winner St. John's Thunder who defeated Pops Pride 4-1.
C winner Gros Morne Wildlife Museam Gulls who defeated Toronto D12 3-2.
D winner StoneyCreek Savages who defeated Eat Clean Wild 3-2.
Womens BC Hawks who defeated West Coast Amazons 2-0.
Sunday July 23
(4)Butchers vs Fatal Demons(6)
S.Kouliers scores twice as Fatal demons beat Butchers 6-4
A pair of deadly wrist shorts by S.Kouliers along with some balanced scoring made the difference in this contest. The Fatal Demons struck early and had the luxury to play with the lead for most of the night. The Butchers may have lost this battle in the second period where they were under siege allowing three goals. J.Bolanakis used a late second period tally that ultimately doomed the mood for the Butchers. This was a first of two games of a double header night for the Butchers, who despite the loss had a strong finish collecting two goals courtesy of A.Latella and M.Saia.
(5)Shockers vs Lumberjacks(3)
Depleted Lumberjacks battle Shockers until the end
Unlike their previous thrashing between the two sides, the Lumberjacks showed lots of grit and determination on this night. After two of their better players being ejected early, the Lumberjacks kept their focus and gave the Shockers a real run for their money. It wasn’t till the later stages of the contest that the Shockers felt some sort of relief. M.Martin and his captain J.Blackman used two late goals that snapped a long dreaded 3-3 tie. T.Salberg scored only once but it may have been the game’s biggest goal due to the fact that it came in a shorthanded situation. The Lumberjacks had every fighting chance to cause an upset and can thank their goaltender N.Mackeen, who was sensational keeping the game close.
(6)Butchers vs Team Cuba(5)
Always drama, Butchers get final say
After their third and final meeting, the rivalry between the Butchers and Team Cuba ended once more in a dramatic fashion. The two previous encounters finished with one going into overtime while the other coming with less than a minute remaining. As for this contest, it wasn’t any different with the Butchers winning the season battle with a late tally. A.Latella simply ran to the net and picked up a loose ball that ultimately doomed Team Cuba. The game had no one grab a two goal lead which saw both sides with limited momentum. M.Zampino had a multi goal performance for the Butchers as K.Kersaint did for Team Cuba.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Lumberjacks. It’s not often a member of the losing side merits the honor but N.Mackeen was just too good on this night. The net minder made extremely good saves and almost stole the game against a solid Shockers team.
Thursday July 20
(6)Raging Rhinos vs Bramabulls(5)
Rhinos score out narrow 6-5 win over Bramabulls
For two periods, the Bramabulls managed to hold on but that ended slipping away once the third period hit. The Raging Rhinos sparked three goals during the last 15 minutes to eke out a close 6-5 win. J.Zannis led all teammates with two goals but it was S.Labrecque’s late tally that proved to be the winner. Despite the loss, the Bramabulls put up a real good challenge having to play with only two changes. Five different players scored in the loss that included three points-from D.Verta.
(3)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(4) O.T
M.Pace slips in winner, Carnage celebrates sudden death victory
The penalty box looked to be rented out for the Thrashers who spent way too much time that ultimately doomed them in the end. With two power play goals, M.Pace was able to hurt his opponent and grab two nice points against a side that’s been running on all cylinders. Apart-from the second period, the SBS Trashers didn’t have much going on this night. J.Scalia still managed to collect three points that saw F.Gentile benefit twice. A.Kalaydjian and A.Longo notched two first period markers for Carnage and B.Madonis stopped close to 30 shots to earn well deserved win in net.
(8)Dragons vs Deadlast(6)
Dragons break out for 5 third period goals
Unable to connect the way they would have liked, the Dragons had to wait till the third period for most their goals to come. And once they did, Deadlast couldn’t stop the bleeding. L.Dulcetta sparked an early third period power play marker as one of five that went in a short span. B.Barile scored twice in just over a minute while E.Gabrielli and G.Cardillo also tallied for the Dragons. The match was tied 3-3 after two periods before both sides went on a scoring frenzy. Deadlast did manage three tallies that included a hat trick by N.Gikas but found themselves in the losing end of a run and gun battle.
(4)Spartans vs Street Ballers(10)
Street Ballers pull away by third to oust Spartans
For most of the season, the Spartans have been keeping the games close, at least in the first two periods. It’s by the final 15 minutes where things seem to fall apart. The Street Ballers carried a 5-3 lead before adding five more tallies to put the game completely out of reach. A.Jalbert buried at least one goal in every period to lead all teammates with a hat trick. The captain had a say as well as M.Gibeault struck twice along with his teammate V.Mancini. As for the Spartans, their captain J.Tesolin was also productive riffling two out of his clubs four goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of Carnage. In a close 4-3 overtime win over the SBS Trashers, the Carnage striker came up huge bagging two tallies that included the sudden death winner.
Wednesday July 19
(3)Les Agents Libre vs Les Raymonds(9)
A.Hussain went insane bagging 4 goals for Les Raymonds
What a night for A.Hussain and Les Raymonds as they walked all over Les Agents Libre. In the first period alone, A.Hussain was on a mission as the forward struck twice to set things in motion. But that wasn’t all the sniper did on this night. A.Hussain added some extra mustard towards the latter stages of the game where he posted two more tallies to finish with an impressive four goal performance. Both sides combined for twelve goals in this contest that saw only five players find the back of the net. In the case of Les Raymonds, J.Lafortune and M-D Pereira each struck twice and A.DeCrolis notched a lone marker while M.Alfieri bagged all three tallies for Les Agents Libre.
(6)Hellfish vs Publiks Crew(3)
Hellfish emerge as of second period
The Publiks Crew couldn’t have asked for a better start to the game. E.Skotidakis opened the scoring on a brilliant shorthanded effort and D.Mattar saw his defense play like a brick wall in front of him having faced only three shots. However, that ended up changing by the second where the Hellfish got their act together. Despite playing with only one spare, the Hellfish still found a way to win the frame with three goals. Still, the Publiks Crew wasn’t out of this one yet as S.Racicot notched his second to level the game at three goals apiece. Unable to build off that momentum, the Publiks Crew found themselves behind the eight ball once more .D.Laurin snapped the tie only moments later and F.Benhamadi made sure to cap things off netting two late goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ali Hussain of Les Raymonds. Scoring four goals is never easy but A.Hussain did just that in a convincing 9-3 win over Les Agents Libre.
Wednesday July 19
(3)Fat Roy vs Smackdaddys(5)
Smackdaddys take seesaw battle with Fat Roy
The lead was passed back and forth Wednesday night,from the Smackdaddys to Fat Roy and back again. The game was finally seized when the Smackdaddys used three unanswered third period tallies. M.Crevier-Raymond had a major effect in the game posting three goals and an assist. After storming back-from a 2-0 deficit, Fat Roy gained control of the second period with three straight markers including two goals-from P.Arkalis and the other by N.Gikas. But it still wasn’t good enough for Fat Roy as a third period meltdown resulted into another loss.
(4)Venom vs Punishers(7)
Punishers rolls over Venom
Once again the offense was in high gear for the Punishers, this time netting seven to oust a depleted Venom team. Despite the short bench, this contest was very close for two periods. It was by the final frame where the energy level couldn’t be matched by Venom. The Punishers pulled way bagging three goals that included P.Karvouriaris’s and K.Kakivelis’s second of the night. It came in a losing cause but Y.Gazura may have been the best player out there with a hat trick. After ten games into the season, the Punishers are dominating the goals for department with a whopping 56 goals.
(2)Fat Roy vs Tropics(5)
V.Crivello just can’t be stopped
It doesn’t seem to matter anymore that teams are aware of how dangerous V.Crivello really is. The Tropics scored five goals in this contest and V.Crivello had his hand in four of the tallies that went in. Like he does in every game, the skilled forward helped set up three different teammates while deciding to put one in himself. Five different goal scores found the back of the net which is rare for the Tropics, who normally have someone riffling a hat trick. Unfortunately for Fat Roy, this was their second game in only two hours which is never easy, especially when going up against the Tropics.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vincent Crivello of the Tropics. With his one goal and three assists, V.Crivello continues to dominate the D Wednesday division with the most points.
Monday July 17
It’s never over till it’s over
Outplayed completely in the first period, the Stones rallied for an improbable 4-4 draw with les Carmoni de Fabreville. What made the result hard to digest was the fact that K.Araujo beat the buzzer by only five seconds. And he wasn’t done just yet as the corner stone defenseman buried the Stones lone shootout goal that ultimately gave each side a point. Unhappy with the way things ended for Les Carmoni de Fabreville, the second contest had a very similar storyline. But this time the roles were reversed with Les Carmoni De Fabreville returning the favor in almost an identical fashion. The game was winding down with the Stones up 4-3 only to see V.Parise strike with ten seconds left to go. The sniper bagged his second to help send the game in a shootout where Les Carmoni de Fabreville prevailed posting two shootout markers. J.Poirier and L-C Desmarais each got the better of O.Caillet while G.Delisle denied both shooters-from the Stones. In the end, both sides were pleased with the results with the games being so close.
(4)Stones vs Carmoni de Fabreville(4) S.O
(6)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Stones(4)S .O
1 Timer plays with urgency early on, Punishers settle the score in second encounter
The 1 Timer haven’t been too pleased with the way they have fared with the Punishers and is why they made it a point to start the night with a bang. After the opening frame, the men in orange fought hard to build a 3-1 lead and made sure to protect it the rest of the way. B.Gandolfo and his defense in front of him kept frustrating the Punishers and in result led to a positive 4-1 victory. A.Gagnon opened and closed the scoring while K.Lavoie and P-A Surprenant buried the other tallies for the 1 Timer. Now that they got that monkey off their back, the question became can they do it for a second straight game. Unfortunately that good sequence only lasted so long as the Punishers made sure not to repeat a second straight downfall. This time they came out stronger and were by far the better side igniting three goals in only seven minutes. A.Centis set the tone striking twice before completing his hat trick by the second period. The 1 Timer had only one bright moment in this contest that came early in the second period when T.Daigneault solved F.Russo for a rare time. These results gave some satisfaction for both sides. The first being that the 1 Timer was able to defeat a team like the Punishers and the second being that the Punishers bounced back with authority to finish the night on a good note.
(1)Punishers vs 1 Timer(4)
(1)1 Timers vs Punishers(6)
Sense of urgency kicks in for Firebreathers, Team X looked like they forgot how to play hockey
While the Firebreathers did everything right-from their goaltending and up, the same couldn’t be said for Team X who looked completely lost at times. The Firebreathers defended incredibly well and made sure to pounce on their chances once they were created. B.Barile and D.Gagnon each scored twice and S.Morante was nearly perfect allowing only one goal on 17 shots. In hopes of putting the opening contest behind them things weren’t any better by the second game. Yes Team X did play with the lead this time but it barely held up. Once the second period hit, the Firebreathers over took the game posting five out of the six goals that went in. And it wasn’t one player in particular making the difference as everyone pulled their weight to earn a well deserved win. G.Cardillo was the only player to score twice, and for a second straight game, S.Morante made crucial saves enabling his side to a pair of wins. Due to these results, the standings just became that much more complicated. The Firebreathers put themselves back in the race with the chance of catching two teams in front of them, Team X and the 1 Timer for that last playoff spot.
(1)Team X vs Firebreathers(5)
(6)Firebreathers vs Team X(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morante of the Firebreathers. At times, the goaltender repeatedly kept frustrating Team X making one brilliant save after the other earning two very important wins for his club.
Sunday July 16
(7)Team Cuba vs Shockers(5)
Desperation kicks in late for Team Cuba, Shockers shocked with result
Just when they felt deflated down and out, Team Cuba decided to stand up instead. The trailing side slowly but surely woke up- from the dead and somehow pulled a rabbit out of their hat. If there is such a thing like a Hail Mary play in ball hockey, D.Ramada may have introduced it by riffling a desperate slap shot-from his own end that somehow found its way to the back of the net. That goal leveled the game at five goals apiece with just over 90 seconds remaining. Still, the game wasn’t over and Team Cuba wasn’t done just yet. While everyone felt that this contest was headed for overtime suddenly changed when E.Girouard one timed a perfect feed-from a very familiar line mate in S.Robineault. With that late tally, Team Cuba led for the first time in the game where they just had to kill off a few more seconds before D.Ramada capped things off in an empty cage. The Shockers were by far clearly the quicker team that generated more chances in this contest which only forced Team Cuba to sit back and wait for their opportunities. In tonight’s case it worked out as a very good start to a double header night.
(3)Butchers vs Lumberjacks(2) O.T
Short bench comes to bite Lumberjacks in rear end
Six players and an overtime loss left the Lumberjacks asking what if. Although the battle and effort was there, playing in extreme heat with a short bench can only be a recipe for disaster. But that wasn’t the Butchers concern as they made sure to keep working hard and use a deeper bench to collect a pair of important points. After receiving a feed-from A.Jalilvand, Y.Gazura and the Butchers were able to celebrate the win only 40 seconds into the sudden death frame. J.DeSua and M.Zampino collected goals as well for the Butchers while C.Gingras continues to do his thing by bagging both tallies for the Lumberjacks. G.Zapatelli endured enough heat to collect the win in net over N.Mackeen, who was just as brilliant keeping the game as close as it was.
(7)Team Cuba vs Fatal Demons(5)
Team Cuba carbon copies results in perfect double header night
Its one thing to beat the Shockers, and its another to defeat the Fatal Demons on the same night but Team Cuba defied the odds in this case. This time they played with the lead by striking incredibly early thanks to a hard wrist shot by F.Bchara. His tally set the tone only 5 seconds into the contest which led to another quick goal by S.Sicuso. But the Fatal Demons weren’t too concerned as they eventually turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie. The only problem was that E.Girouard and S.Robineault couldn’t be contained long enough. The dynamic duo were at it again producing much of Team Cuba’s offense. S.Robineault collected five more points that included a hat trick while E.Girouard scored once along with setting up three tallies. It came in a losing cause but L.Dulcetta showed once again that he was dynamite out there. The veteran did most of the damage participating in all five goals that included four markers.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of Team Cuba. The right handed sniper produced eight points in two games that included a late winner versus the Shockers.
Thursday July 13
(9)SBS Trashers vs Street Ballers(2)
Trashers add weapon J.Guerriero to line up
The SBS Trashers addition of skilled forward J.Guerriero is a significant move in their quest to capturing the E2 Thursday title. In his first game and in only one period, the sniper completed a hat trick while striking two more times for a five goal performance. Of course Joseph Scalia will argue that all three of those goals came with his help as the lanky forward was able to set him up each time. With barely any weaknesses, the SBS Trashers have the fire power to put up numbers on a regular basis. F.Gentile will continue to get his name in there as the crafty forward collected four more points that included a pair of goals. The Street Ballers started the night well solving R.Pampena twice in the first period but that was all the offense they generated.
(2)Spartans vs Carnage(6)
Carnage strike Spartans with 4 third period goals
Carnage scored four goals in the third period and pulled away for a 6-2 victory over the Spartans on Thursday night. Several players came up big for Carnage, including C.Kalogeropoulos with a goal and two assists, F.Benhamadi with three helpers and M.Pace that snapped a 2-2 third period tie for the winner. And in net, B.Madonis faced 25 shots allowing only two goals .Nevertheless, the game was up for grabs going into the final period leveled at two goals apiece. That’s when Carnage asserted their will and put the match away.
(7)Raging Rhinos vs Dragons(8)
Dragons outlast Rhino’s in slugfest
The goals kept coming. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing orange balls out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. Both sides knew this contest was getting out of hand after trading three goals each in only one period. The Dragons did find a way to be better by the second providing four goals that ultimately held up in the end. Despite having what seemed like a comfortable 7-4 lead, the Raging Rhinos weren’t calling it quits just yet. A.Papazian was determined to battle till the very end and his relentlessness showed as the sniper struck three more times to finish with an impressive five goal performance. Unfortunately, it proved to be a little short for him and the Raging Rhinos. The Dragons had four different players net a pair. N.Goncalves, S.Koulieris, A.Zarzour and D.Gagnon all found the back of the net for the Dragons.
(9)Deadlast vs Bramabulls(10)
Goaltenders nightmare edges G.Follano over F.Vigliotti
A.Maraventano had a big night for the Bramabulls. His three timely goals enabled his side to win a high octane affair with Deadlast. In a game that there was no shortage of goals, the net minders weren’t too please with what they went through. Whether it was bad defense or just themselves not being up to par, this will be one they hope to forget. F.Vigliotti and his counterpart G.Follano aren’t used this type of bombardment. But as bad as it was, both goaltenders have the experience of putting this behind them and focusing on bigger and better things. The Bramabulls will collect the extra three points which is all that matters to them in the end. N.Sbarra chipped in with a pair for the win while N.Gikas and P.Elizardo were very productive for Deadlast accumulating hat tricks.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Antonio Maraventano of the Bramabulls. In what was a crazy back and forth game with Deadlast, A.Maraventano used three timely goals to help his team get the slight edge.
Wednesday July 12
(8)Primetime vs Publiks Crew(3)
Not good enough for entire game, Publiks Crew fall apart towards the end
Entering Wednesday night’s match up, Primetime was winless in their last four games but that changed despite their slow start versus the Publiks Crew. After struggling to get out of a difficult first period, Primetime remained idle with a desperate opponent up until the mid way point of the third period. It was from-then on that this game completely opened up. T.Shpindler helped crack the barrier by setting up D.Zabitsky, who snapped a 3-3 tie with his first of two on the night. From-there, the flood gates opened and Primetime added four more markers to put the match away. L.Haouzi and T.Shpindler went on a tear as both players collected five points each. For well over two periods, the Publiks Crew put up a real good challenge only to fall apart in the last seven minutes of the game.
(1)Acolytes vs Brew Crew(3)
D.Verta scores 2 goals in short span to shock Acolytes
D.Verta came out in the second period with a bang, scoring twice in a fairly short span that broke a 1-1 tie. Both sides kept it very close, but an untimely penalty enabled D.Verta to capitalize with the man advantage. His second came only two and a half minutes later to provide a two goal cushion. Les Acolytes had way more than enough time to battle back but the Brew Crew did what they normally do best and that is to shut the door close. C.Muccino and his stubborn defense did another fine job limiting the shots and scoring chances. R.Lefebvre was the only successful Acolytes to get the better of the net minder, who denied all but one shot.
(3)Hellfish vs Les Raymonds(2) S.O
Les Raymonds happy with point despite loss
If not for a late tally by A.Hussain, Les Raymonds would have walked away empty handed in their hard fought battle with the Hellfish. But that late equalizer enabled both sides to test their skills in the shootout where the Hellfish grabbed the extra point courtesy of a couple of factors .First off, B.Verducci went flawless denying all three shootout attempts by Les Raymonds, and second being that J.Roblin was the only player to score in the breakaways. It’s one of those rare losses that almost feels like a victory for Les Raymonds. When considering how well the Hellfish have been playing with only one loss in seven games, Les Raymonds won’t keep their heads down after this contest knowing that they can beat them in the future.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Brew Crew. In a short span of only two and a half minutes, the Brew Crew’s crafty forward tallied twice snapping a 1-1 tie while providing a two goal cushion.
Wednesday July 12
(6)Venom vs Fat Roy(2)
J.Vinet, Venom pull away to beat Fat Roy
J.Vinet scored two goals, and S.Govas used a power play marker for the winner as Venom pulled away to defeat a struggling Fat Roy side. Venom scored twice in every frame peppering F.Vigliotti with at least ten shots per frame. The back breaker may have occurred when E.Girourad struck late in the second period to put Venom up 4-2 heading into the last 15 minutes of play. From-there, two more goals went in and C.Stavriadis felt no worries playing with a comfortable lead. P.Arkalis was the only player to solve Stavriadis nodding both tallies for fat Roy.
(0)Smackdaddys vs Punishers(5)
Smackdaddys get wakeup call after harsh defeat
It doesn’t matter how well things go sometimes because it takes only one game to put everything in perspective. For the Smackdaddys, this isn’t the kind of loss that they expected or want to experience anymore after stringing three straight wins together. There last defeat was actually against the very same Punishers team who handed them a 4-2 loss. Tonight, nothing went right and it showed early on when the Punishers ignited three straight goals to get the ball rolling. The score was 3-0 barely four minutes into the game that saw scoring efforts-from C.Gingras, A.Dayan and F.Russo. With that kind of a cushion, the Punishers had the control they wanted and dictated the pace to their liking. The Smackdaddys were snake bitten all night long unable to solve N.Mackeen, who was brilliant collecting a 23 save shutout. C.Gingras and A.Dayan clicked well as both players accumulated three points each.
(1)Venom vs Tropics(6)
S.Wilcox and Tropics smell blood in 6-1 thrashing of Venom
The Tropics may arguably be the team that’s in the best shape of the D Wednesday night division. Their youth coupled with every player playing with the equivalent of having an extra lung was simply too overwhelming for Venom, who played only an hour earlier. If teams are not able to formulate a game plan around a player such as V.Crivello, than they are just asking for trouble. Game in and game out V.Crivello keeps on pouring points. Although he didn’t score in tonight’s game, the star forward was responsible for making four goals happen .Two of his assists helped S.Wilcox collect a hat trick. A.Boulieri was solid once more in net and went almost perfect expect for when J.Parisella beat him late in the second period.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Punishers. It’s never easy recording a shutout against the Smackaddys but N.Mackeen was able to defy the odds by stopping all 23 shots his way.
Monday July 10
Come from- behind win carries over for Carmoni de Fabreville
Just when Les Carmoni de Fabreville looked to be down and out changed thanks to a late first period shorthanded goal by V.Parise. Last week’s player of the night showed that his performance was far-from a one night success. After cutting the lead in half with a shorthanded marker, V.Parise highlighted the opening contest by riffling the go ahead goal securing a close 3-2 win. The 1 Timer didn’t like the way things ended but managed to remove that bitter taste with another solid first period. Unfortunately for a second straight game, that good start just wasn’t good enough. Les Carmoni de Fabreville turned two slow starts into very strong finishes by striking four times in the second frame to oust their opponent for a second straight time. Of course V.Parise had plenty to do with it as the star player bagged three goals in seven minutes alone to collect a hat trick. In addition to his offence, the captain M.Croteau contributed as well with a pair of tallies. Both these results now make it eight straight games that Les Carmoni de Fabreville have yet to drop a contest.
(3)Carmoni de Fabreville vs 1 Timer(2)
(3)1 Timer vs Carmoni de Fabreville(5)
From-Olivier Caillet’s view, Stones solid defensively
The goaltender was extremely pleased with the way his troops played in front of him on Monday night. Apart-from allowing an early goal, the Stones net minder and defense went flawless the rest of the way. The opening contest ended 3-1 that saw C.Fragkiudakis do most of the work by netting a first period hat trick. Unable to get anything going up front, the Firebreathers had a mere 12 shots on net. The second game was close for a while with both sides unable to get on board in the first period. But once Fragkiudakis struck early in the second period, the Stones were well on their way for a second straight win. E.Allen doubled the lead only 75 seconds after, and O.Caillet wasn’t concerned to earn a shutout after facing 14 shots. On a night where the Firebreathers had a chance to gain some important ground, failed to earn any points which will only make things harder for them with half the season remaining.
(1)Firebreathers vs Stones(3)
(3)Stones vs Firebreathers(0)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Fragkiudakis of the Stones. The forward excelled in both games scoring four out of his teams six goals.
Sunday July 9
(7)Fatal Demons vs Lumberjacks(4)
K.Araujos’s late shorty changes the tides for Fatal Demons
The Lumberjacks, despite jumping off to a better start posting a 3-1 first period lead, eventually saw their short legs run out of gas by the third period. Prior to the last frame, K.Araujo may have shifted the game into the Fatal Demon’s favor .His shorthanded goal leveled the game at three goals apiece rather than the Lumberjacks grabbing a two goal cushion if they could have capitalized with their man advantage. Since that point on there was no stopping the Fatal Demons as they simply out worked and out ran a more tired bunch. K.Araujo had a multi goal game along with two helpers. It came in a losing cause but the Lumberjacks better players came to play. D.Ruiz collected a hat trick and an assist while C.Gingras was behind setting up three out of his clubs four goals.
(8)Shockers vs Butchers(5)
M.Blackman continues to impress with another dominant performance
Continual excellence is always impressive. When any team has a player like Matt Blackman, than you are assured that the quality of a good hockey player will bring you somewhere. The Shockers are already a force to be reckoned with but when having someone as highly skilled such as M.Blackman your chances of success increase dramatically. In tonight’s case, the Butchers had to deal with half of their goals against that came-from the very same Shockers superstar. T.Salberg is also someone who puts up numbers as the sniper had a regular night posting two goals and a helper. The Butchers found themselves playing behind the eight ball for the entire night by giving up a 2-0 first period lead that proved to be costly. Y.Gazura joined his club for the first time and made an immediate impression scoring two goals and an assist for the Butchers.
(12)Team Cuba vs Lumberjakcs(6)
Juiced out Lumberjacks threw in the towel by the third period
In their second game of a double header night, the Lumberjacks went through similar motions. There small bench only lasted so long. For two periods the game was respectively close but not in the third where they looked like spectators rather than players. But that’s only because they didn’t have the man power after having player only an hour earlier. Team Cuba kept working and benefited enormously by riffling seven third period goals. In that mix, S.Robineault and E.Girouard were simply too difficult to contain. Out of the twelve goals that went in for Team Cuba, the dynamic duo were on a tear netting ten of those markers that resulted in five each.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Araujo of the Fatal Demons. His timely late second period shorthanded goal may have been the reason why the Fatal Demons took the match in the end. Araujo went on to collect four points that included two goals.
Thursday July 6
(0)Spartans vs Deadlast(7)
Spartans goalie S.Leblanc faces heavy work load
Sebastian Leblanc had every right to be tired in his game against Deadlast on Thursday night. For nearly the entire hour, the Spartans net minder had to endure plenty of heat while facing close to 35 shots. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to get enough punch up front as no one was able to crack the scoring drought. Deadlast put themselves in the driver’s seat early on and simply played the game to their advantage. C.Zafiropoulos set up four goals that included two by G.Demos. K.Aruajo dressed for the first time and made an impact posting two markers as well while F.Vigliotti had a fairly easy night earning a 13 save shutout.
(6)SBS Trashers vs Raging Rhinos(1)
SBS Trashers heating up in extreme temperatures
While the Raging Rhinos may have felt the agony of playing through some muggy conditions, the SBS Trashers looked like they were playing pond hockey in their convincing win. In the first period alone, P.Nadeau meant business by riffling three straight goals for a natural hat trick. That in itself was more than enough for the SBS Trashers to feed off the momentum. And who better to respond later on than P.Hodhod. The d-man is putting together a goal scoring campaign adding two more tallies to his team leading nine goals for in only seven games. That’s pretty impressive when your position is primarily preventing scoring chances.
(5)Carnage vs Bramabulls(6) O.T
Bramabulls rally late to down Carnage in overtime
The Bramabulls were determined not to go down without a fight. And after battling hard to overcome a 5-3 third period deficit, the work finally paid off in the end. Of course there may have been some luck involved when tying the contest fairly late, but the game isn’t over till the buzzer rings. J.DeSua revived his club with only 46 seconds to go sending the game into extra time. With that late spark, the Bramabulls felt the game was there and made sure to capture it when N.Sbarra ended it only moments later. Looking back, Carnage will have to wonder if preventing a shorthand goal would have made the difference. That tally was scored by M.DiSilvio in the third period that pulled the Bramabulls within one. Nevertheless, it’s all part of hockey and the Bramabulls somehow found a way to win. M.DiSalvio and B.Sansotta each had three point nights.
(4)Street Ballers vs Dragons(6)
Dragons save best fort last
The Dragons used a five third period goal explosion to edge out the Street Ballers after striking only once in two periods. Whatever was said between the second and third periods worked wonders for the Dragons as they upped their gear in the final 15 minutes of play. It always helps when you have a player like L.Dulcetta to your lineup. The skilled forward was the catalyst behind the madness. After scoring first for the Dragons, L.Dulcetta bulldozed his way to adding two more goals while setting up N.Goncalves for the winner. P.Santullo chipped in with three assists and S.Fraga held his ground in what was a goaltending duel with S.Sauk.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Lui Dulcetta of the Dragons. Still looking like he’s in his early 20’s, the veteran keeps demonstrating that he can still find the back of the net by posting three goals versus the Street Ballers on Thursday night.
Wednesday July 5
(2)Brew Crew vs Bramabulls(7)
Bramabulls breathing down Brew Crews necks after third period explosion
Unable to keep pace for the entire game, the Brew Crew just couldn’t keep up by the third period. Sometimes it takes that one player to separate the two sides. In this case, J.Palmitano reminded everyone how dangerous he can be once given the opportunity. The sensational striker went on a rampage putting together four goals while setting up J.DeSua, who tallied with the games last two markers. The Bramabulls led by a slight 3-2 margin after two periods before pulling away by the third. This win has both sides share a first place lead, but the Brew Crew does hold a game in hand.
(5)Les Agents Libre vs Publiks Crew(2)
James Tutino guides Agents Libre to victory over Publiks Crew
Les Agents Libre took charge and got three goals-from James Tutino as they dismantled the Publiks Crew 5-2 on Wednesday night. Both sides traded second period power play goals that saw S.Castonguay capitalize as part of a three point night for Les Agents Libre. The Publiks Crew kept it close once more but can’t seem to find the little extra needed to get the result. E.Skotidakis and J.Bakos each scored in the loss. Although there is half a season remaining, the Publiks Crew playoff hopes are started to fade as they’ll have no choice to collect a few wins in six games.
(6)Acolytes vs Mtl Huskies(4)
Captain Simon Leblanc comes through when most needed
While Les Acolytes were receiving steady contributions-from most of their players, S.Leblanc quietly may have netted the game’s biggest goal versus the Mtl Huskies. The game was tied at four goals apiece before the captain came through with only 90 seconds left to go. Prior to that, Les Acolytes moved the ball well on their power play that resulted in two second period goals courtesy of M.Robillard and S.Chartrand. The Mtl Huskies had only two players get the better of L-F Cloutier on this night. M.Estrela and J.Mancini’s each scored twice in the loss.
(6)Hellfish vs Primetime(3)
Primetime struggles continue despite good start to the night
If Primetime were able to do what they did in the first period for the entire game, then they would have been fine in their battle with the Hellfish. But after netting three goals, the storyline changed-from that point on. The Hellfish simply overtook the direction of the game by outscoring their opponent while not conceding a goal the rest of the way. S.Monnet was on a tear bagging three markers as part of a four point night. B.Verducci was able to put the first period behind him and went flawless the rest of the way facing 25 shots to earn the win in net. This is the fourth straight loss for Primetime, who started their season on fire with three consecutive wins.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to James Tutino of Les Agents Libre. With his three goals and one assist, Les Agents Libre got past the Publiks Crew with a 5-2 victory.
Wednesday July 5th
Fat Roy (0) VS Smackdaddys (5)
Score not reflective of way Fat Roy played.
From the start of the game Fat Roy showed up to play trying their hardest to create multiple chances. Unfortunately for them luck wasn’t on their side as they met a red-hot Y. Hassani on the other side who pushed away all the shots he faced. The Smackdaddys used four different players to get their scoring done but K. Arsenault was the sole player to solve F. Vigliotti twice who stood on his head to keep his club alive all game long.
Punishers (7) VS Venom (5)
Costly penalty at the end of game costs Venom the game.
From the initial ball drop both teams had showed up to play a very offensive game style. As each team exchanged three goals a piece in the first period. Venom finally took the lead with two straight goals entering the final 15-minute frame, but the game was not over. As a few costly penalties derailed Venom, the Punishers took advantage of their chances to comeback and score four unanswered goals. P. Karvouriaris and T. Karvouriaris each scored a hat trick to help collect three points for their club, while E. Giouard and J. Parisella each scored two goals a piece in a losing effort.
The Tropics (3) VS Smackdaddys (4)
Late push by The Tropics not enough to take the game.
A deep bench proved to be the difference in this game. As the Smackdaddys had just played an hour ago, they showed no sign of fatigue in their second game. The Smackdaddys ensured a strong second period scoring four unanswered goals thanks in large part to their captain K. Arsenault who scored two goals. A late push in the third period by The Tropics was not enough as V. Crivello scored two goals to cut the lead to one but time was not on his side to score one more.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Arsenault of the Smackdaddys. In a double header night, the talented forward collected six points and insured a valuable 6 points in the standings for his club.
Monday July 3
New addition V.Parise stuns Punishers with five points
What a difference one player can make. Les Carmoni de Fabreville had a difficult challenge ahead of them but managed to stun their opponent thanks to the impact put forth by V.Parise. From-the start of the game, the new addition quarterbacked his team and collected two points en route to a 3-1 win. P.Corbin gave up only one goal on 18 shots which is hard to do considering how much the Punishers have been scoring this season. In hopes of bouncing back in the second encounter, the Punishers saw their late lead answered when the very same V.Parise came to haunt them. After collecting two points, Parise used hard low wrist shot to level the game and force the shootout. It was only fitting at that point that V.Parise was able to get one in the shootouts as the only player to get the better of F.Russo. The Punishers also scored once courtesy of A.Dayan, who continues to rack up the points finishing his game with one goal and an assist. It’s not often the Punishers don’t win at least one in a double mini game format but tonight that was the case having collected only one out of a possible six points.
(1)Punishers vs Carmoni de Fabreville(3)
(4)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Punishers (4) S.O
Fire Breathers use late push to salvage two points
For well over three consecutive periods, the Firebreathers were nowhere to be seen in their two matchups with the 1 Timer. With the first game ending in a convincing fashion, the 1 Timer just carried on the same way in the second game leading 2-0 at one point. It was by then that the Firebreathers decided to finally wake up. M.Crapis ended a very long dry spell that finally made F.Koch look behind him. The 1 Timer did respond right away to regain a two goal cushion but that lasted only so long as S.Fraga scored late in the frame to pull within one. Still, the Firebreathers didn’t like their situation trailing this contest after dropping the opening game 5-0.And just when you thought they were out and done with, G.DeMarinis came through with a brilliant second effort. That goal enabled his club to win the breakaways courtesy of a lone goal by M.Crapis. It wasn’t the best way to end their night but the 1 Timer won’t be complaining too much. The good news for them was that P-A Surprenant played for a first time this season and showed that he hasn’t missed a beat notching two quick goals while adding an assist. E.Leblond was very productive as well striking on three occasions.
(0)Firebreathers vs 1 Timer(5)
(3)1 Timer vs Firebreathers(4) S.O
Team X bounce back to end slump vs Stones
Unhappy with the way things have been going as of late, Team X made it a point to show up and play a full out miniseries with their rival opponent. Although it wasn’t their best start having conceded an early goal, the men in yellow weren’t fazed as they slowly but surely got their wheels going. A.Lanni and S.Marricco provided much of the offense in the opening contest bagging two goals apiece. Once Team X took their lead, the focus was to simply not give the Stones any sort of space to create their chances. And while they did that, P.Assadi had his job simplified as the net minder made sure to push everything-from the outside. The second game was somewhat similar to the first one. This time, the Stones grabbed an early 2-0 lead only to see the same sort result occur. At no point did Team X decide to call it quits as they just continued to battle in hopes of getting rewarded .By the end of the first period, the tides had turned and Team X was able to carry a 3-2 lead heading into the last frame of the night. Those three consecutive markers fuelled everyone to push even harder which resulted in a total of seven unanswered goals. Once again, S.Marricco struck twice while A.Zarzour did the same. After missing some action in three weeks, J.Melo showed no signs of rust earning five points.
(2)Stones vs Team X(4)
(7)Team X vs Stones(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vincent Parise of Les Carmoni de Fabreville. In his season debut, V.Parise provided more than his fair share to help lead his club with five points and the shootout winning goal.
Sunday July 2
(6)Lumberjacks vs Butchers (5) O.T
Butchers battle back but lose in overtime
The Lumberjacks made it a point to get a good start and they did just that by building a 3-1 first period lead. M.Baccari, S.Denis and D.Ruiz each had a say as all three players combined for six points. But as much as the spark was there early on, the Lumberjacks showed some inconsistencies once more as the game went on. The Butchers turned the tables by winning the second frame 3-1 to level the contest heading into the third period. From-there, both sides traded one goal that eventually saw this game head into overtime. After receiving a pass-from H.Jerjian, D.Ruiz silenced his opposition by netting a very big sudden death winner. The win helps put the Lumberjacks within striking distance of two teams for that last playoff spot. M.Baccari had a big night posting three goals while D.Ruiz came up clutch collecting four points. Apart-from their match against the Shockers, the Butchers have had four games decided by only one goal that included two in overtime.
(4)Shockers vs Fatal Demons(6)
Shockers winning streak comes to grinding halt vs Fatal Demons
As the saying goes, all good things come to an end. You knew the Shockers winning streak wouldn’t last forever and its now toast after Sundays loss to the Fatal Demons. The Shockers did have the better start carrying a 2-1 first period lead but that lasted only so long as the Fatal Demons fought back to take control of the game. It was towards the end of the second period that the tides shifted when M.Chenier and G.DeMarinis each tallied only a minute apart. That surge gave the Fatal Demons the opportunity to play with the lead which they protected well enough with 15 minutes remaining. M.Trivisonno was sharp to keep his team in it and earned the victory after facing well over 30 shots. G.DeMarinis and M.Chenier each had two goals while T.Salberg did the same for the Shockers. It’s not always pleasant to lose a hockey game but this kind of result will only help the Shockers get better as they’ll make sure to take nothing for granted.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dylan Ruiz of the Lumberjacks. In time of need, the sharp shooter netted a huge overtime goal as part of a four point performance vs the Butchers.
Thursday June 29
(2)Street Ballers vs Bramabulls(1) O.T
M.Gibeault’s blast-from the point & S.Sauk’s brilliant goaltending lead Ballers over Bulls
After ripping a powerful shot- from far, M.Gibeault and the Street Ballers celebrated a hard fought overtime win over the Bramabulls .S.Sauk pitched a 21 save performance and received a deserved group hug after making plenty of key saves. The Bramabulls got their lone goal thanks to A.Maraventano but were unable to get that extra tally because of the Street Ballers tight game and brilliant goaltending by Sauk. Looking back, the Bramabulls started off with a disadvantage being down 1-0 because of a late start to the game. But despite being down, time wasn’t an issue to bounce back which they did only to run into a wall. M.Gibeault took advantage of a 4-3 power play opportunity in the sudden death period to help capture the win.
(6)SBS Trashers vs Deadlast(8) S.O
SBS Trashers on losing end of back and forth action with Deadlast
For the few spectators watching, not much more can be said about this game. This matchup had everything any ball hockey fan could possibly want in this contest. Both teams had terrific chances-from plenty of talented players. In the case of the SBS Trahsers, P.Hodhod has been a pillar on defense but is starting to show more and more that he can be a threat to the other team’s net miner. The SBS Trashers benefited with three goals thanks to their star defenseman. As for Deadlast, the offense was a little more spread out. P.Elizardo did have a multi goal night that also included a shootout goal. After being down 6-4 late in the game, the SBS Trashers stormed back with two desperate goals only to fall short in the extra time.
(5)Carnage vs Raging Rhinos(9)
Rhinos use a second period explosion to blow past Carnage
In the blink of an eye, the Raging Rhinos ignited some fireworks in the second period. Five of their goals came in an eight minute span to spiral the game into only one direction. A.Papazian tallied in every period to finish with the most goals while E.Brady was next in line bagging a pair as part of a four point night. The Raging Rhinos look to be running on all cylinders with only one loss in six games. Carnage knew they would have a hard night in front of them missing some key elements. A.Passarelli had a solid season debut for Carnage posting three goals while C.Moutafis was productive as well with three helpers.
(6)Spartans vs Dragons(14)
New addition Payan Assadi hits double digit numbers
As odd as the score may look like, this contest was only 6-4 for the Dragons after two periods. Unfortunately, the Spartans couldn’t stay long enough within the Dragons rear view mirror-from that point which led to a one sided affair .Averaging a goal less than a minute apart, the Dragons just kept pouring it on. P.Assadi dressed for the first time and made an immediate impact to reach double digits with ten points. However, it wasn’t Assadi closing the deal, he just delivered it with nine assists. The closer came largely-from N.Goncalves, who had another remarkable night riffling five goals. With this performance, the Dragons sniper has now reached 13 markers in only five games.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of the Street Ballers. Broken and busted up as he might feel at times, the veteran goaltender was sensational on this night and was the reason why the Street Ballers took the game in overtime versus the Bramabulls.
Wednesday June 28
(7)Tropics vs Punishers (1)
Tropics frustrate Punishers
If there is one game to forget for the Punishers, this will have to be it if they plan on challenging the Tropics later on. The game went-from bad to worse with nothing going right as of the opening draw. The Tropics were simply a handful throughout the entire match that saw them win every period that included an incredible four goal game- from a prolific goal scorer. A.DeLuca won’t miss once he has a chance and tonight he showed that by putting four behind the Punishers net minder. V.Crivello did his usual collecting points which result in one goal and three assists. The Punishers can argue that they didn’t have all their players as they realized that it would take a complete squad in order to take down a team like the Tropics.
(8)Smackdaddys vs Venom(1)
Captain K.Arsenault and Smackdaddys manhandles Venom
Six minutes in, and K.Arsenault showed everyone that he was primed for this contest. The captain wasted no time scoring two goals that included a shorthanded marker for an early 2-0 lead. If that wasn’t enough, Arsenault wasn’t planning on letting go of the gas pedal. His two goals resulted in two more tallies to complete a massive goal scoring output. But to his help, S.Euchi was credited to making it happen as the forward set his captain up on all four occasions. At no point was Venom in this game. Their only bright moment came by the nine minute mark of the second period when E.Medrano got the better of Y.Hassani.
(5)Tropics vs Fat Roy(1)
Tropics double dip victories in double header night
Considering the season that Fat Roy is having till now, this isn’t a bad result. The Tropics are hotter than a devils rear end and still needed a third period to decide the outcome in this contest. The let down occurred in a very short span with T.Costopoulos and A.DeLuca bagging goals only 15 seconds apart. From-there, the Tropics fed off that sequence producing two more tallies en route to a second straight win in only two hours. Naturally, V.Crivello was behind the madness collecting three more points while A.Boulieri quietly gets the job done allowing only two goals in both games.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Arsenault of the Smackdaddys. The captain was definitely ready to play on this night by picking apart the Venom defense with a total of four goals.
Wednesday June 28
(0)Acolytes vs Bramabulls(5)
Marco Diaco bags 4, A.Grieco shutout leads Bulls past Acolytes
Marco Diaco enjoyed his time playing with J.Palmitano as both players danced their way to a very productive night. After receiving four perfect feeds by his line mate, M.Diaco rarely missed to collect four out of the five goals scored by the Bramabulls. The other tally belonged to M.Testolina that came very early in the game. Unable to solve A.Grieco, Les Acolytes had their fair chances and shots on net only to get denied every time. This match had its moments as both clubs didn’t back down resulting in plenty of penalty minutes. But with the opportunities even for both sides, only one power play goal was scored that came off the blade of M.Diaco.
(8)Les Raymonds vs Primetime(4)
Four second period goals too much to handle for Primetime
Four second period goals spelled disaster for Primetime on this night versus Les Raymonds. After some good back and forth action in the first period, this contest took only one direction by the second .During that time, Les Raymonds produced two power play goals that saw A.Henein complete a hat trick. Primetime did manage to stop the bleeding in the third period but were unable to spark any sort of comeback. Both sides traded two goals each that included a pair by T.Flikas of Primetime. He didn’t find the back of the net, but A.DeCarolis keeps pouring on the points finishing with four helpers.
(3)Brew Crew vs Horsemen (2)
Veteran D-man F.Argento nets decider on power play
With C.Palermo working his tail off, F.Argento benefited by using a third period power play goal that ultimately made the difference in the match. Palermo, who captain’s the Brew Crew, was all over the court earning three points while visiting the penalty box. The Brew Crew came out in waves putting plenty of pressure on the Horsemen. On two occasions, the Horsemen were able to level but never able to play with the lead. T.Mader and P.Carone each scored in the loss. D.Verta clicked well with his captain C.Palermo scoring once and adding an assist while C.Muccino captured the win over his counterpart M.Vinciguerra.
(1)Les Agents Libre vs Hellfish(6)
F.Benhamadi has 2 goals and 2 assists in decisive win over Agents Libre
There’s nothing like a six goal outburst for F.Benhamadi and the Hellfish to continue a great run in the F3 Wednesday division. Apart-from conceding an early third period goal by M.Alfieri, the Hellfish played close to a perfect match. This win came as their fourth in only five starts. J-D Barrios was at the right place twice to collect two power play goals. S.Monnet and E.Medrano also went on to score while B.Verducci wished he could have denied Alfieri to earn a shutout. But the net minder won’t be to down having stopped 23 of 24 shots to collect the win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Diaco. The power forward riffled four cannons to help lead the Bramabulls to a 5-0 victory over Les Acolytes.
Monday June 26
A.Dayan dominant in both games vs Team X
A.Dayan, who is having an incredible season so far, absolutely bullied Team X on this night. Getting to the net with ease and making the right pass on most occasions, Dayan did whatever he wanted on this night. His play in the first game along with M.Gagnon’s three goals was plenty for a convincing 6-2 result. Then, to make matters worse for Team X, A.Dayan elevated his game to another level in the second contest. J.Fidrilis benefited three times with easy tap in goals thanks to his valuable linemate. After setting up his captain, A.Dayan continued to pour on the points participating in all seven goals to finish with an incredible ten point performance. It wasn’t that Team X didn’t play well, but a couple of bad stretches proved to make the difference on this night. Both teams met only a week ago with the Punishers taking the two games with similar results.
(2)Team X vs Punishers(6)
(7)Punishers vs Team X(2)
Stones lose out on sealing two clean wins
After taking the opening contest with a 3-1 score, the Stones were surely headed for a second straight win up until a costly penalty by E.Allen ruined everything for his club. The veteran d-man had an incredible game posting three out of the Stones four goals before his visit to the penalty box. The Firebreathers trailed by two at that point and reacted immediately when M.Crapis was able to pull his club within one. Then, it took only moments later for E.Gabrielli to sneak a back hand goal in front of net minder O.Caillet, who couldn’t react on time. With that late push, the Firebreathers pulled off the win courtesy of only one shootout goal. D.Gagnon came through using a similar move like E.Gabrielli’s tying marker to get the better of Caillet once more. The Stones did collect four points on the night but know that it should have been six. G.Lallis was solid in both games as the Stones d-man scored twice in the opening contest to earn a 3-1 win.
(3)Stones vs Firebreathers(1)
(5)Firebreathers vs Stones(4) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Dayan of the Punishers. The Punishers forward was absolutely remarkable in both games collecting a massive total of ten points vs Team X.
Sunday June 25
(4)Fatal Demons vs Butchers (5)
Butchers top Fatal Demons in back and forth affair
The Butchers got a collective team effort and needed every bit of it to get the better of the Fatal Demons. The game sprung back and forth not knowing who would come on top. But after a terrible penalty taken by the captain P.Santullo, the Butchers were able to take advantage of the opportunity. After setting up three straight goals, K.Fragiudakis riffled a one timer to snap the 4-4 third period tie. Five different players found the net for the Butchers that included a three point performance by A.Bouvier. The Fatal Demons got two out of their four goals by F.Benhamadi.
(1)Lumberjacks vs Shockers(11)
Well gelled Shockers keep doing their thing
T.Salberg had a four goal night to lead a balanced blowout for the Shockers as they have yet to taste defeat in the E Sunday division. The Lumberjacks can argue the fact that they didn’t have a couple of key pieces, but that most likely wouldn’t have too much considering the way the Shockers have been gelling this season. The division leaders have now scored 38 goals in five games while conceding only 15 largely due to the way D.Bourque has been playing between the pipes. Surprisingly, out of the eleven goals that went in, C.Debonis only tallied once, which is very low for his standards. M.Blackman struck twice that included a blistering one timer that would give most goaltenders nightmares. Apart-from giving up a late first period tally, the Shockers players a perfect game that ended earlier than usual due to the ten goal mercy rule.
(7)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(5)
Team Cuba’s mistakes prove costly in 7-5 loss to Fatal Demons
Unable to take advantage of a team that just player earlier, Team Cuba suffered a frustrating defeat on Sunday night. The Fatal Demons forced some turnovers and made sure to hurt their opponents which they did on many occasions. M.Destounis and Marco Diaco clicked well all game as the dynamic duo combined for seven points. It came as late effort but Team Cuba fell short after netting two late markers. S.Robineault still led all players with two goals in the loss. With this result, Team Cuba can’t be too pleased with where they sit in the standings having only four points in six games.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Fragiudakis of the Butchers. After collecting three assists, the speedy forward used a late power play goal to edge out the Fatal Demons.
The Canadian Ball Hockey Association has released the National Championship schedule for the divisions B, C, and D.The event will take place in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland from July 19 to 23.
All the games played at the main arena, CBS Stadium, will be live broadcasted online. For more information, please visit the CBHA website : http://cbha.com/page.php?page_id=85298.
Good luck to all the teams!
Thursday June 22
(6)SBS Trashers vs Dragons(2)
F.Gentile’s hat trick keys double up win for SBS Trashers
Twice the SBS Trashers gave up their lead before pulling away. Joseph Scalia broke a 2-2 second period tie and the Dragons saw their offense go dry the rest of the way. F.Gentile and J.Scalia proved to be a handful on this night as both players combined for eight points. The Dragons struggled to keep up against a side that had clearly more energy and bite to their game. R.Pampena was able to see the ball on the large part and did a great job denying all but two players. With the win, the SBS Trashers sit comfortably in first place of the E2 division with a nine point lead over three clubs.
(5)Carnage vs Deadlast(6) O.T
Deadlast catch fire with man advantage netting 4 power play goals
One trip too many to the penalty box came to haunt Carnage, who led throughout the entire night. After netting three power play markers to bounce back into the game, Deadlast saved their best for last. Y.Gazura had collected three points before setting up J.Skafidas late in the sudden death frame. Carnage couldn’t have asked for a better start dictating the match in their favor. C.Kalogeropoulos was a force bagging three straight goals for Carnage while getting the help-from A.DeCarolis, who set him up on every goal. But as much as the effort and their overall game was there, the same couldn’t be said for the penalty kill. On four power play attempts, Deadlast never once missed on their opportunities which came to haunt Carnage in the end.
(3)Street Ballers vs Raging Rhinos(6)
Raging Rhinos reel off three straight third period markers to down Street Ballers
A.Papazian broke a 3-3 third period tie and G.Vouloumanos proceeded with two quick tallies to complete his hat trick for the Raging Rhinos. The Street Ballers didn’t go down that easy in this one as they battled back-from a 3-1 deficit early in the third period. The turning point may have been due to one penalty taken by the Street Ballers where the Raging Rhinos smelled blood. Once A.Papazian took advantage on the power play, the Street Ballers were unable to recover. The win came with the help of G.Vouloumanos, A.Papazian and E.Brady as all three players combined for nine points.
(1)Spartans vs Bramabulls(10)
B.Sansotta scores 4 as the Bramabulls drop double digits on Spartans
Paced by B.Sansotta’s four goal game, the Bramabulls routed the Spartans 10-1 in a big offensive output. It was a night that everything went wrong for the Spartans. The Bramabulls showed their years of experience and never let up once the ball dropped at the opening faceoff. B.Sansotta got things going immediately on the power play as part of his four goal performance. J.DeSua had a multi goal game and G.Follano looked too be headed for a shutout till K.Dicera spoiled it late in the game.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Filberto Gentile of the SBS Trashers. F.Gentile used his wheels to capture three goals and a helper against an E1 Thursday division team.
Wednesday June 21
(2)Publiks Crew vs Les Raymonds(6)
A.DeCarolis leads way with six points, Les Raymonds blow past Publiks Crew
Not many players are able to hit six points in one hockey game, but A.DeCarolis was able to reach that feat on Wednesday night. The forward showed that he can score while being a part of setting up four goals. Les Raymonds jumped off to a commanding 3-0 first period lead that saw DeCarolis bury two out of the three goals .N.Spano also got a taste for the net as the youngster put two behind the Publiks Crew net minder. The only good thing that came-from this loss was that the Publiks Crew sparked a pair of markers with the man advantage. J.Raymond and A.Gamache were the only two players to get the better of A.Mancini, who pushed away 16 of 18 shots.
(6)Primetime vs Les Agents Libre(9)
Les Agents Libre outlast Primetime with late push
It didn’t matter that Les Agents Libre built a 4-0 lead. All that work felt like it was all for nothing as Primetime stormed back with four straight tallies of their own to level the match by the 5:45 minute mark of the third period. But despite the awful sequence, Les Agents Libre showed that a mishap wasn’t going to affect them in the end. With the help of T.Oliveira using his vision, F.Peron was able to benefit twice while L.DeCubellis notched the other tally to regain control of the match. The win also came with the help of James Tutino, who helped get a good start by participating in the first three goals of the contest. This result now has four teams with three wins that are separated by only one point in the F3 division.
(11)Mtl Huskies vs Bramabulls(6)
Mtl Huskies hit fifth gear to leave Bramabulls in the dust
Like a big muscle car, the Mtl Huskies took some time to get going but once they hit their maximum speed, the race was over for the Bramabulls. Unable to hold on to a 4-1 first period lead, the Bramabulls couldn’t keep up whatsoever as the game went on. It can maybe be argued that the reason for the collapse was due to the explosive production set forth by M.Buonincontri. In the second period alone, M.Buonincontri played like he was from-another level igniting four straight tallies. That surge motivated a continuation of goals in the third period that saw the captain R.Estrela collect an abundance of points that included four markers and five assists. Slowly but surely, the Mtl Huskies are starting to feel comfortable with their overall game as they just defeated two solid teams.
(5)Acolytes vs Horsemen(3)
Hard work pays off as Les Acolytes earn second straight win
Les Acolytes captured another big win on Wednesday night beating the Horsemen by a tight 5-3 score. After surrendering their first three games of the season, Les Acolytes knew that they have to keep working hard in order to get the results. Tonight, they did exactly that getting a solid overall team effort. C.Beauchamp came up huge for his squad posting two second period goals that put his club up 4-2 heading into the third period. The Horsemen had a hard time dealing with the constant fore-check which saw their possession game take a bit of a hit. They did manage 25 shots and scored once in every period, but it just wasn’t enough on this night. M.Robillard earned the win in net over his counterpart S.Pare, who faced closed to 30 shots for the Horsemen.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Christophe Beauchamp of Les Acolytes. In a tight battle with the Horsemen, the forward came up big by the second period netting two straight markers.
Wednesday June 21
Punishers (4) VS Smackdaddys (2)
Smackdaddys wake up to late can not complete comeback.
From the start of the first whistle both teams demonstrated their intensity. Peter Karvouiaris got his club on the board first notching his first goal of the night. As the game went on the Punishers built upon their lead but the Smackdaddys replied to cut the lead to one. Mid way thru the third period P. Karvouiaris scored his second of the night and was able finally notch the win scoring the empty netter, completing his hat trick, and destroying any remaining chance the Smackdaddys had to tie up the game. F. Laurin and K. Arsenault were the sole players to solve N. Mackeen.
Venom (6) VS The Tropics (5) O.T
An early lead not enough to discourage Venom as they come back to seal the win in OT.
The Tropics proved once again they can have a hot start scoring twice on the first three minutes of the game. As the first period went on the Tropics built upon their lead to have a two goal lead entering the second. The veteran presence on the opposing side knew to never give up as they slowly mounted their comeback. N. Gilbert scored a minute in overtime with a point shot during the man advantage to secure the win for his club. The Tropics received two goal games by A. Olimpo and J. Nardolillo. While J. Quesnel-Vinet scored two a piece for their club.
Punishers (10) VS Fat Roy (0)
Punishers not affected by double header continue with their business to take top spot in standings.
The Punishers played their second game of the night but seemed unaffected by it as they continued their strong play in the division. Within the first few minutes the Punishers took advantage of their short-handed opportunity scoring two goals, from their they continued their offensive skills by scoring at will. C. Gingras, F. Russoand J. Fridilis each scored two goals for their club. The rest of the division will need to implement a strict defensive game plan to limit the damage some of the offensive weapons The Punishers have.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nicolas Gilbert of Venom. The defenceman scored two very important goals for his club. The first coming in the second period while Venom was mounting their comeback and the second in overtime to secure the win for his club.
Monday June 19
Firebreathers breathless in season opener vs Les Carmoni de Fabreville
Four unanswered second period goals and a hat trick by L-C Desmarais helped Les Carmoni de Fabreville take the first of two games. Considering the circumstances, the Firebreathers just ran out of breathe having only four players dressed giving them no changes to their bench. S.Fraga did all he possibly could not conceding a goal for the longest of time. It was only until the 7:34 minute mark of the second period that the goals started going in. D.Desmarais was finally able to crack the ice before L-C Desmarais went on his scoring tear riffling three straight markers. Still with only four players, the Fire breathers had to endure another battle. And once again they held their own only to fall by one goal. After a low scoring 1-1 first period, Les Carmoni de Fabreville’s captain came through to snap the dreaded tie. M.Croteau regained the lead for his club which was just enough to hold on till the remainder of the match. P.Corbin got enough help in front of him to collect his second straight win of the night between the pipes. Out of their four total goals, M.Gagnon was able to participate in all of them for the Firebreathers.
(4)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Firebreathers(3)
(1)Firebreathers vs Carmoni de Fabreville(2)
Team X felt like tourists in double whammy vs Punishers
When the effort is there the results will be justified. The Punishers were simply to strong on this night and got what they deserved against a side that looked flat in both games. Apart-from a few decent stretches, Team X was pretty much chasing their opponents for most of the night. An early 2-0 lead grew for the Punishers that eventually included a pair by their d-man M.Gagnon, who used a heat seeking missile to get one through P.Assadi. A.Dayan was equally productive accumulating three points and F.Russo did more than his share to earn a 6-3 win between the pipes. The second contest may have had the same score but the effort was slightly better of the side of Team X. The difference this time came early on with the veteran side grabbing a 1-0 lead and a 2-1 lead. However, as time went on the energy level started to diminish. The Punishers kept on working which eventually paid dividends .For a second straight game, A.Dayan made some noise riffling three goals and a helper .M.Gagnon reloaded his canon by blasting another fireball passed P.Assadi, who just felt he had enough at that point. A.Centis was also a force collecting two goals and a pair of helpers. The Punishers completed another good night and have convinced everyone once more that they will be the team to beat in this division.
(6)Punishers vs Team X(3)
(3)Team X vs Punishers(6).
Firebreathers add reinforcements to salvage 1 point to the standings
Having absolutely no choice to add some bodies to their lineup, the Firebreathers gave themselves a better chance to compete against the 1 Timer. Unfortunately, the first game didn’t go so well. The men in orange used a second period break out posting three unanswered goals to take the game 4-1.T.Daigneault was behind making two happen while S.Koch and newly added K.Certosini took care of the other tallies. The Firebreathers scored their lone goal on the power play courtesy of B.Daniele as the only player to solve F.Koch. With that game out of the way, the Firebreathers finally had their best period of the night. But as good as that opening frame was, the same couldn’t be said for the second half. Usually a 5-1 lead after one frame is more than sufficient in a two period format but not in this case. The 1 Timer showed lots of character and resilience by responding in a massive way. The comeback effort was led by K.Certosini, who struck twice and a late tally by the captain S.Koch ,who was able to force the extra time. Once the shootouts hit, the momentum just carried over for the 1 Timer. T.Daigneault was the only player out of all the attempts that saw his goal go in while F.Koch rebounded strong denying three straight Firebreathers breakaways. It was a game that the Firebreathers missed out on some extra points. But the season is still very young and the potential is there as Joe DeStefano will make sure to get his troops better prepared for next time. P.Cardillo, S.Fraga and B.Daniele were very productive in the loss as all three players combined for a total of eleven points.
(4)1 Timer vs Firebreathers(1)
(6)Firebreathers vs 1 Timer(7) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Thierry Daigneault of the 1 Timer. The speedy forward was clutch in both games vs the Firebreathers. In the opening contest, he scored two straight goals to help lead his club to a 4-1 victory, and in the second game, he was the only player to score in the shootout to complete the mini series sweep.