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.
The 2017 Men’s & Women’s National ‘A’ and Men’s and Women’s Masters National Championships will be hosted by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) and the New Brunswick Ball Hockey Association (NBBHA) in St. John, NB.The Men’s and Women’s ‘A’ event will take place from August 7-13, 2017.The Men’s Masters event will take place August 9-13, 2017. Please note that the 2017 tournament will be starting early on the 7th for both the Men’s and Women’s A Nationals and early on the 9th for the Men’s Masters.
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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.
Sunday June 18
(5)Shockers vs Team Cuba(3)
Team Cuba felt the heat in their battle with the Shockers
M.Blackman and D.Boyd each had one in a span of two minutes to regain control of the match in their close 5-3 win over Team Cuba. C.DeBonis collected three points that included his second tally very late in the game. Down 2-0, Team Cuba fought back to even the score with tallies just under a minute apart. The Shockers knew they couldn’t take things for granted at that point despite Team Cuba having only two spares on their bench. The veteran side kept it simple in hopes of forcing mistakes that would lead to chances. But that only lasted so long as a third period outburst enabled the Shockers to maintain their status as front runners for the division. D.Boyd used a nifty move to earn the game winner while D.Bourque was solid once more making key saves at the right moment.
(4)Lumberjacks vs Fatal Demons(9)
Unprepared Lumberjacks gift wrap this contest for Fatal Demons
It was a start to the game that S.Themens and the Lumberjacks had no clue as to what happened. In only nine minutes, four goals went in and the night just became that much more difficult. The Lumberjacks were simply unprepared while the Fatal Demons made way with their chances to dictate the pace their way. G.DeMarinis set up J.Bolanakis before netting back to back markers for a 4-0 lead. The second period did slow down a little for the Fatal Demons losing the frame 3-2 but that barely made a dent in the overall scheme of things. By the third, the tables turned once more. F.Benhamadi popped in his second followed with goals by M.Destounis and M.Chenier.
(6)Butchers vs Team Cuba(7)
S.Robineault works magic in huge win for Team Cuba
With only one addition to their roster after playing with seven players earlier on, Team Cuba enjoyed some sun after all. However, it wasn’t anywhere close-from being convincing. While the few players dressed were able to pull their weight, only one player in particular literally stole the show in this contest. Out of their seven goals, S.Robineault fired some rockets that resulted in five that found the back of the net. In addition to his madness, the sharp shooter was able to avoid overtime by netting his final blow by the 14:20 mark of the third period. Normally that would seem comforting for most clubs but not for Team Cuba. In their previous contest only a few weeks ago, Team Cuba led by a pair very late in the game and failed to close the door as the Butchers leveled the score after pulling their net minder. And to make matters worse, they summed it up in overtime. But tonight, the script was different and Team Cuba are glad to catch up some ground in the standings.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Simon Robineault of Team Cuba. His five tallies were one nicer than the other as the sharp shooter rescues his club late in the game vs. the Butchers.
Thursday June 15
(4)Street Ballers vs Deadlast(7)
Deadlast end championship hangover
The Street Ballers had a difficult task ahead of them by going up against plenty of skill and talent. And despite not getting the result, the effort was definitely there for M.Gibeault and the rest of the Street Ballers. For Deadlast, they had their own issues to deal with after a 0-2 start. But with the help of J.Pantelis, the championship hang over may have ended for the recent champs. Out of their seven goals, J.Pantelis made things look so easy by providing an impressive four markers. Two of his tallies came in the first period only 30 seconds apart by roofing a top corner and using a hard low wrist shot that got the better of S.Sauk. The Street Ballers didn’t have a good start but managed a strong finish that pulled them within only one goal by the early stages of the third period.
(1)SBS Trashers vs Bramabulls(5)
Bramabulls roll by SBS Trashers
D.Verta provided the first two goals and the aggressive Bramabulls dominated the SBS Trashers on this night. The Bramabulls played with a sense of urgency by the way they battled to win loose balls and fore-check not giving too much time and space for the Trashers. E.Panzera and his troops seemed content to observe their opponent. Apart-from the captain’s lone goal, there weren’t many positives that came out of this loss. It was a game that the first goal mattered and the Bramabulls found a way to grab it which set the tone the rest of the way. G.Follano was rock solid in net earning the result after facing 26 shots.
(4)Spartans vs Raging Rhinos(9)
Spartans couldn’t keep floodgates shut
The Spartans inter league match up with the Raging Rhinos began well enough before eventually falling 9-4 to the higher division club. The game started to shift into one direction as of the mid way point for the Raging Rhinos. After netting four second period tallies, S.Labrecque and A.Papazian went on to complete hat tricks by the third period with the help of A.Angelis, who collected four feeds and a goal. It came as a loss but the Spartans captain J.Tesolin and S.Roussel were very productive collecting three points each.
(4)Carnage vs Dragons(5)
L.Dulcetta’s lone third period goal snaps dreaded 4-4 tie for Dragons
The Dragons found a way to win on this night. L.Dulcetta’s third period goal was his second tally and third point of the game that helped the Dragons escape with their second win in three starts. After a very slow outing, Carnage came right back at the Dragons netting three straight goals to grab a 3-2 lead. However, that was short lived as Dulcetta beat the clock late in the first period to level the score at three goals apiece. Both sides eventually slowed the pace trading only one second period goal before the veteran came through early in the third period to collect the winner. For an inter league game, F.Pace can’t be to down after this loss knowing that some key pieces including M.Pace were out of the lineup.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jimmy Pantelis of Deadlast. Even though it was a small slump, Jimmy Pantelis was able to end it by riffling four goals and a helper.
Wednesday June 14
Punishers (11) VS Fat Roy (1)
Punishers to strong to keep up with.
From the start of the game the Punishers were all over their counterparts. As the Punishers struck first scoring the first four goals of the game, but Fat Roy seemed to gain some life scoring their first goal of the game against N. Mackeen. The Punishers quickly took control of the game again scoring seven unanswered goals to end the game early. The Punishers used a balanced attack using all three lines to help dominate this game.
Smackdaddys (1) VS The Tropics (2)
Two evenly matched teams meet up.
The game saw two teams start battling right from the start as each team played to their strengths. Each team played a very strong defensive game each trading a goal a piece in the first two periods. Once the third period started both teams knew the slightest error would cost them an important three points in the standings and the W. The Tropics were the big winners as V. Crivello was sent on a breakaway he couldn’t miss scoring his second goal of the game.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alexandre Boulieri of The Tropics. The netminder kept his club able to win the following game by pushing away all but one shot. The netminder will be a key piece in his club success if he keeps playing the way he has.
Wednesday June 14
(7)Les Raymonds vs Les Agents Libre(5)
Both sides’ mini streaks come to an end
M.Trudel had two goals and an assist and M.Dupuis added a hat trick to help lead Les Raymonds to a 7-5 victory over Les Agents Libre. Les Raymonds had their best moments in the second period where they posted four tallies to build a slight two goal cushion. He didn’t score but S.Lecavalier helped set up three goals for Les Raymonds that collected a win after a two game slump. Les Agents Libre got another solid night-from T.Oliveira. The spark plug participated in all five goals that included feeds on L.DeCubellis’s two tallies. After putting together a couple of straight wins, Les Agents Libre saw their little streak come to an end on this night.
(3)Publiks Crew vs Hellfish(9)
Slight surge not enough for Publikis Crew
Despite battling back with a three goal surge, the Publikis Crew wasn’t able to carry their momentum by the third period. The Hellfish may have felt comfortable once they made the score 5-0, but that didn’t settle well with them by the end of the frame. The Publiks Crew never called it quits by responding with two goals by E.Skotidakis and a tally-from S.Racicot. Unable to close the gap, the third period belonged only to the Hellfish. S.Monnet and D.Laurin made sure to not take things for granted as both players celebrated hat tricks. Still without a win in four starts, the Publiks Crew will hope to end that streak when facing Les Raymond’s in next week’s match up.
(4)Bramabulls vs Horsemen(5)
Four goal third period by Bramabulls edged by Horsemen
With the Bramabulls trying to erase a 3-0 deficit after two periods, J.Palmitano’s two goals along with L.Mancini’s and M.Mignogna’s markers wasn’t enough as the Horsemen held on for the tight win. It’s usually better to start strong rather than to finish strong as the Horsemen were glad to play solid for two periods. The win came with the help of S.Giannakis’s two third period goals. The Horsemen made the score 3-0 after the ten minute mark of the opening frame. That cushion was sufficient for most of the game which barely held up in the end. The Bramabulls just suffered their second straight loss and won’t be happy if things don’t change in next week’s battle with the MTL Huskies.
(5)Mtl Huskies vs Brew Crew(4)
Mtl Huskies prove a point by edging out division leaders
When observing the stats and standing- from the surface, no one would have thought that this result would occur. The Brew Crew entered the night with a perfect 3-0 start to the season having allowed only three goals while the Mtl Huskies have yet to taste a victory. But that all changed on this night. With still plenty to prove, the Mtl Huskies just sent a serious message that they will be able to compete with everyone after this strong performance. And it all started with leadership as the captain R.Estrela grabbed the torch posting two first period goals. Both sides played to a 3-3 second period tie that left a 15 minute or more period to see which streak would come to an end. After trading goals early in the frame, it was F.Reda’s second tally of the game that made the whole difference. The Mtl Huskies rode out half a period at that point not conceding a goal en route to getting that monkey off their back.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Francesco Reda of the Mtl Huskies. In time of need, the Mtl Huskies forward was clutch snapping a 4-4 third period tie to collect his third point of the game and providing a first win for his club.
Team Slovakia Wins Gold Medal at WC 5vs5 in Pardubice,Cz Republic-- Three-peat: Slovaks win wild, back-and-forth final.Canada wins silver
Patrik Svitana’s power-play goal with 1:55 left in regulation time broke a 4-4 tie, as the Slovaks won a gold-medal game in which they blew a three-goal lead, then had to come from behind themselves. Michal Hrivnak of Slovakia and Danick Martel of Canada each had two goals and one assist in the game, which Slovakia won 6-4 to “three-peat” as Men’s Ball Hockey World Champions.
Svitana’s goal was the first in a tension-filled third period, but the way the game started, it didn’t seem like the third period would be meaningful at all.
Slovakia struck twice before the game was a minute old, and made it 3-0 by the 7:22 mark. Jaroslav Martiniuk got things started just 19 seconds in, charging through the middle and surprising Tim Barlow with a low shot to the blocker side. Then they went right back to the attack and the Canadians couldn’t clear the zone after Lukas Madera fired a shot off the goalpost, with Hrivnak eventually sliding the puck into the net with Barlow down and out. The third goal was on a slapper by Boris Oravec on the power play, and it looked like the game would become a blowout, with the many Slovaks in attendance going crazy.
Just 34 seconds after Oravec’s goal, Remi Laurencelle got the Canadians on the board, beating Petrik five-hole from the left-wing side. Then they went to the power play shortly afterward and it took them just 14 seconds to strike, with Martel firing a blast over tournament MVP Stanislav Petrik’s shoulder.
Barlow and Petrik, who both posted shutouts in their teams’ semi-final wins, had now combined for five goals against in less than nine minutes.
The game settled down for a time after the wild start, but a pair of Slovak penalties late in the second period opened the door for the Canadians to strike twice and take their first lead of the game. On a 5-on-3, Martel’s second of the game tied it, a one-timer set up perfectly by Victor Azevedo. Then 51 seconds later they scored up one man after some nice tic-tac-toe passing finished off by Marcus Power, which thrilled the few Canadian fans in attendance and left the Slovak majority in stunned silence.
They would have something to cheer about before the period was finished, though. With 1:10 left in the middle frame, some pretty passing led to Milan Rampacek firing a ball into the open side, with Barlow having no chance.
Slovakia went hard for the win in the third period, getting several great chances, but after a shaky start, Barlow was now playing great. However, back on their heels, the Canadians took three penalties in a row trying to contain the Slovak push. They had a two-man advantage for a time, and while still up one man, the ball was worked to Svitana at the point, who’s one-time blast went through everybody, and sent the arena into bedlam.
After an empty-net goal from Hrivnak, the Slovak fans, whose emotions had been toyed with all night long, could finally let loose and start celebrating. After the final horn, they serenaded their now three-time ball hockey champions with the chant: “Zlaty hattrick.”
Ian Moores (head coach of Canada): I think we had a great tournament. I’ve got a lot of respect for my players, the coaching staff and the Canadian Ball Hockey Association. We represented the country proudly and well. It’s disappointing to come fall short here today, we were tied coming into the third period, it could have gone either way. Overall I think we had a good tournament but going home without the trophy certainly sucks. I think the host committee did an amazing job here. The host city was great, the Czech Republic overall is a great country. They treated us with hospitality.
Jozef Ďuriš (headcoach Slovakia): We came into final with that, we want win it. We had great beginning, we caught Canada in first minutes off-guard, after them, we took the lead 3:0. But whole match was before us. That was confirmed, Canada turned around toi 4:3. But with enourmous will, enthusiasm and patience we turned the game in the end and gain the third title in the row.
2017 Men’s B - C - D, Women’s B National Championships – INVITATIONAL
The 2017 Men’s B - C - D , Women's B National Championships will be hosted by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) and the Newfoundland & Labrador Ball Hockey Association (NLBHA) in St. John's, NL.
Please NOTE that teams need to be prepared to start at 8am on Thursday, July 20th. Please plan to arrive Wednesday July 19th so you are ready to play. VENUECBS Stadium (70 Legion Rd, Conception Bay South, NL A1X 6Y7).COACHES AND CAPTAINS MEETINGWednesday, July 19th - TBASCHEDULE - CLICK HERE (coming soon)LIVE STREAMING OF GAMES @ MAIN ARENA - CLICK HERE (coming soon!) HOTELSTeams are requested to book rooms at the official hotel for the Nationals. A block of rooms has been secured and will be available until Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn St. John’s. Room rates for the Nationals are: $149.00/per night (two double beds) and $169.00/night (King Executive). Please quote CBHA when you book your rooms. As rooms book up quickly we suggest you book your accommodation well in advance of the event.
FLIGHTSThe CBHA has partnered with WestJet for flights to all 2017 CBHA National Championship events. Participanting teams and family members can take advantage of 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus fares* for travel between St. John's anywhere WestJet flies in North America (*discount not available on flex fares or on code-share or partner airlines). To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes listed below. Please use both the coupon and promo code when booking with a travel agent. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit westjet.com/convention-discount.Coupon Code: MIJKUWH *For Travel Agent Web use only Promo code: WNP59Men's B - C - D, Women's B Nationals into and out of St. John'sBook by: July 30, 2017 Travel from: July 13, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Monday June 12
Stones hit a wall, Les Carmoni de Fabreville collect 4 big points
Strong performances-from P.Corbin and O.Caillet and nifty shootout markers highlighted the Monday night’s game between the Stones and Les Carmoni de Fabreville. In what was a chess styled match, both sides settled for a 3-3 draw in the opening contest that saw A.Bergomi score for the Stones while L-C Desmarais replied for Les Carmoni De Fabreville in the shootout. After being down 2-0 to goals by J.Poirier and D.Desmarais, the Stones were able to reply with a pair of quick tallies by their captain S.Sicuso to force the match into extra time. The second contest had a similar effect with the score being low and Les Carmoni striking with the first two goals of the game. However, the Stones couldn’t battle back enough despite cutting the lead in half courtesy of M.DaSilva. That tally came a little too late that led to a 21 save performance by P.Corbin. All in all, this was a good overall result for Les Carmoni De Fabreville, who entered the night with only three points after four games.
(3)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Stones(3) S.O
(1)Stones vs Carmoni de Fabreville(2)
Total domination as Punishers trounce 1 Timer two straight times
If there is one night in a season that you want to forget, this would be it for the 1 Timer who were nowhere to be seen. With that said, credit will go to the Punishers as they stormed through four consecutive periods en route to landslide results. Nearly every single player collect points that saw A.Dayan lead the way in the goals scoring department with five tallies in both games. N.Mackeen had the luxury of playing with a massive lead but still did his part allowing only three goals on 28 shots. The Punishers didn’t like the way things ended last week in their game against the Stones and it showed by the way they responded on this night. These results put the recent champs back in familiar territory which is first place of the division.
(2)1 Timer vs Punishers(8)
(6)Punishers vs 1 Timer(1)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Louis Carl Desmarais of Les Carmoni de Fabreville. The forward scored, added an assist and notched his clubs lone shootout marker in the opening contest versus the Stones.
Sunday June 11
(4)Butchers vs Shockers (11)
Shockers burst out flying en route to easy win
Both C.Debonis and his teammate M.Blackman scored hat tricks as the Shockers eased to an 11-4 win over the Butchers. It’s only three games in and the Shockers are showing what they are made of. From- the ability to scoring plenty of goals and playing a relentless for checking game, not many teams will get there way. Throughout the first twelve minutes, the Butchers smelled defeat conceding five straight goals. That just fuelled the Shockers to continue playing the same way while the Butchers lost the will to compete. In addition to the two hat tricks, T.Salberg added a pair of tallies. The Butchers got their scoring done by their captain E.Mormina, who bagged a pair along with D.DIGiacomo and A.Bouvier.
(7)Lumberjacks vs Team Cuba(7) S.O
Two winless teams settle for draw
With both sides being in a similar situation without collecting a victory, will now have to wait another week or more in order to be in the wins column. Neither side was able to take it home on this night despite trading plenty of goals during the game. The Lumberjacks salvaged their night when Y.Gazura netted his second goal with just less than two minutes left in the game .Unable to get it done in overtime, each team saw only one player-from their side get some scoring done in the shootout. D.Ruiz took care of that department for the Lumberjacks while S.Govas replied for Team Cuba. E.Girouard scored a pair along with an assist for Team Cuba while M.Baccari was the most productive player for the Lumberjacks accumulating five points.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Baccari of the Lumberjacks. The Lumberjacks defenseman was an absolute force scoring once while setting up four goals.
Thursday June 8
(4)SBS Trashers vs Spartans(1)
SBS Trashers score 2 power play goals in 4-1 win
Riding a pair of power play goals, the SBS Trashers took full advantage in their 4-1 win over the Spartans. It was the captain once again that got things going. E.Panzera opened the scoring and picked up two assists to lead all teammates. The Spartans had just come off a scoring spree against the Street Ballers but saw their offense hit a wall on this night except for one time when S.Dion beat R.Pampena early in the second period. This contest had its difficult moments with both sides going through a penalty parade by the third period. In the end, the SBS Trashers found a way to win but it wasn’t anyway close as the Spartans are showing that they can challenge with anyone.
(3)Carnage vs Street Ballers(4)
Three second period goals lifts Street Ballers to first win of the season
The Street Ballers were finally able to end a losing drought by using a big second period to get past Carnage. E.Garon, A.Papazian and A.Jalbert all scored during that time to put their club up 3-1. But that didn’t discourage Carnage from-fighting back as M.Pace tallied late in the frame to pull his team within one. With still plenty of time to decide the outcome, both sides traded third period goals which didn’t have the Street Ballers complaining whatsoever. This result puts three teams tied at three points each with identical records.
(3)Bramabulls vs Dragons(9)
Dragons make statement in 9-3 thrashing of Bramabulls
Just short of the opening period, the Bramabulls never knew what hit them. The Dragons powered five first period goals for a commanding 5-1 lead that was more than enough considering the way the game was going. Despite the terrible start, the Bramabulls went on to lose that last two frames getting limited scoring. While finding the back of the net wasn’t an issue for the Dragons, N.Goncalves continues to impress striking four times. A.Zarzour helped as well collecting a pair of markers while A.Porfido was electric accumulating five points. This was the Bramabulls first loss, but an ugly one considering the lineup they have.
(3)Deadlast vs Raging Rhinos(4)
Deadlast late rally comes up short in loss to Raging Rhinos
A 2-0 lead heading into the third period should be safe. But for the Raging Rhinos it nearly wasn’t on Thursday night. Deadlast scored all there three tallies in that period alone only to fall short in the end. E.Leblanc regained the lead with his second that snapped a 2-2 tie and his captain T.Georgaros provided a two goal cushion with just over three minutes remaining. Deadlast weren’t don’t yet at that point by notching a late goal by J.Skafidas, who still gave hope with 80 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately, the comeback effort ran out of race track for Deadlast, who know they will do fine in the division despite their 0-2 start to the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Goncalves of the Dragons. The sharp shooter struck four times to collect his seventh goal in only two games.
Wednesday June 7
(4)Mtl Huskies vs Acolytes(9)
Acolytes finally get a win they can build on
After a very slow start to the season, Les Acolytes felt refreshed with their 9-4 win over the Mtl Huskies. In a season already littered with bad losses, it was promising to see Les Acolytes change the script and come out on top. The thrilling win snapped a three game losing streak and alleviated some of the self inflicted pain caused by their previous losses. Tonight, everyone showed up to play as nine goals went in against a side that’s experiencing a similar kind of fate. M.Robillard had the most goals with a hat trick while P.Tambeau fell next in line netting a pair of markers. While Les Acolytes are finally glad to get in the win column, the Mtl Huskies have yet to collect points after three games and will try to do so in their next match up with the Brew Crew.
(1)Publiks Crew vs Les Agents Libre(9)
James Tutino taps in three for Les Agents Libre
James Tutino was able to score in every period to record a hat trick and help lead Les Agents Libre to a convincing 9-1 result over the Publiks Crew. The Publiks Crew weren’t able to tighten up enough giving plenty of chances that resulted in three goals per period. Apart-from their captain L.Kastaniotis getting on board late in the second period, the Publiks Crew saw their offence remain dry. M.Melo had a quiet night facing 13 shots and would have preferred to earn a shutout but will remain content with the overall result. M.Alfieri was very productive once more collecting five points.
(2)Primetime vs Hellfish(4)
Hellfish end Primetime’s perfect record
Primetime entered the night gunning for their fourth straight win in a row but were ultimately undone by a hungrier side in the Hellfish. Like any club on a decent tear, the Primetime were eventually due for a dud. The Hellfish knew this going in and made sure to put a full out effort in hopes of capturing the win. After playing the way they did, the victory did come with the help of a particular player that had plenty of offensive output. N.Bourgeois is a player that has a nose for the net and it showed once more as he buried three out of his clubs four goals. The match was ultimately decided in the second period where the Helllfish won the frame 2-1.B.Verducci was victorious after a busy night facing close to 30 shots.
(2)Bramabulls vs Brew Crew(6)
Brew Crew continue to roll only three games in
The Brew Crew continue to ride the feel good wave after collecting a third straight win for a perfect record. One of their biggest assets is the capability of keeping the ball from-going in. C.Muccino and his defense do a near flawless job in that area while the forwards are equally effective up front putting up some decent numbers. In tonight case, J.Nocera was looked to in that department as the veteran put three behind the Bramabullls net minder. D.DiGiacomoSr is also one of a few players that can find the back of the net and the power forward did just that by bagging a pair by the early stages of the second period. The Bramabulls will take a valuable lesson from-this loss when facing the Brew Crew later on in the season. And that is to try and play with the lead. If they can manage that than they’ll be fine with the players they have, if not, then they may just experience a similar fate.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nicolas Bourgeois of the Hellfish. The Hellfish forward poured it on by bagging three out of his clubs four goals to help end a perfect streak set by Primetime.
Wednesday June 7
(1)Trappers vs Tropics(4)
Tropics surge again to remain atop of D Wednesday standings
V.Crivello was at it again posting two goals and an assist, and the Tropics look like they will do no wrong by the way they are playing as of late. The Tropics decided this one by the second period where they built a comfortable 3-0 lead. The Trappers did get some life by the early stages of the third period when D.Castonguay finally solved A.Boulieri, but that was a close as it got. S.Wilcox helped regain a three goal cushion only moments later for his second point of the game. With only two goals for after three starts, the Trappers will need to figure out how to address their scoring woes up front.
(8)Smackdaddys vs Fat Roy(1)
Smackdaddys punish Fat Roy with 8-1 loss
F.Laurin and J-C Lavois each scored a pair as the Smackdaddys ran up the score against Fat Roy on Wednesday night. It was a night that nothing went right for Fat Roy and everything going well for the Smackdaddys. Down 3-0 after one period, N.Gikas looked to ignite his team by getting on board but that was just an illusion as the Smackdaddys continued to pour it on. Despite the lopsided loss, the Fat Roy did manage some shots and quality chances only to beat S.Morante on one occasion. M.Destounis, M.Boivin, K.Arsenault and M-R Crevier also went on to score for the Smackaddys, who collected their second straight win of the season.
(6)Punishers vs Venom(3)
C.Gingras nets a pair, Punishers double up Venom
After escaping the first period up 3-2, the Punishers pulled away-from there en route to a double up victory over Venom. Whatever happened in the second period, Venom couldn’t keep up with the Punishers who took the frame 2-0 with goals by C.Stamadianos and C.Gingras. That sequence proved to be more than enough for the result despite conceding a tally by M.Dalpe. N.Mackeen was on top of his game limiting a potent offence to three goals on 28 shots. The Punishers, apart-from C.Gingras’s two markers had M.Matteau, K.Tsoukalas, C.Stamadianos and F.Russo also find the back of the net.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vincent Crivello of the Tropics. His two goals and one assist carried his club over the top in a 4-1 win over the Trappers.
Monday June 5
Team X contain 1 Timer’s speed to even the score
While Team X brings grit and structure to the court, the 1 Timer like to rely on their incredible speed. In tonight’s case, the 1 Timer used their strength to get the better of the veteran side by outscoring their opponent 3-2 while adding an empty net marker. The game breaker came towards the end of the match when C.Gagnon-Ethier snapped a dreaded 2-2 tie before capping things off in an empty cage. Much of what happened in the opening contest continued on in the second game with the 1 Timer posting two straight goals before the end of the frame. The 1 Timer weren’t hiding the fact that their game plan was to punish a slower side. And while that seemed to be going fine, Team X upped their ante heading into the final frame. Somehow, they managed to spark their comeback by igniting three straight goals. After making the score 2-2 only two minutes in, A.Lanni used a deceptive back hand to beat F.Koch for a 3-2 lead .The 1 Timer still had plenty of time to even the score with six minutes remaining, and while they dominated the rest of the game, P.Assadi came through for Team X making pivotal key saves for the duration of the match.
(2)Team X vs 1 Timer(4)
(2)1 Timer vs Team X(3)
Punishers get upper hand in opening game, Stones respond with authority
The combination between A.Centis, A.Dayan and K.Tsoukalas is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Punishers to grab the opening battle with the Stones on Monday night. All three players combined with points in the only two goals scored that were just enough to get the positive result. In addition to the win, F.Russo was flawless after conceding an early tally barely two minutes into the hockey game. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Stones not only replied, but responded in a big way by crushing the recent champs. After netting a pair of goals only 60 seconds apart, the Stones built a huge wall around them forcing the Punishers to get creative. Unfortunately matters only got worse for the Punishers with the Stones racking up three more goals by the second period en route to a 5-0 win. E.Allen opened and closed the scoring while A.Bergomi and P.Santullo collected three points each. The win also came with the help of O.Caillet, who made the key stops early on to help protect the lead the rest of the way. This result handed the Punishers their first loss of the season in a division that looks to be up for grabs so far.
(2)Punishers vs Stones(1)
(5)Stones vs Punishers(0)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet of the Stones. Limiting a team like the Punishers to only two goals in two games is never easy to do, but O.Caillet was extremely brilliant on Monday night making incredible saves.
Sunday June 4
(3)Fatal Demons vs Shockers(5)
Late-game rally not enough for Fatal Demons, Shockers improve to 2-0
The Shockers got off to the start they wanted carrying a 2-1 first period lead with a pair of goals-from the clicking trio of M.Blackman, C.Debonis and M.Martin. Both tallies came- from Blackman, who scored only four minutes apart .The top ranked Shockers clearly outplayed the Fatal Demons in the first two periods where they built their lead to 4-1.With an opportunity to cut the lead in half, the Fatal Demons just complicated their situation by giving up a crucial shorthanded goal. T.Salberg shocked his opponent with that tally to put his club in complete control of the game. Based on the first two periods, this contest appeared to be an easy night for the Shockers, but that wasn’t the case in the last 15 minutes of play. The Fatal Demons eventually made a game of it by notching two goals by J.Bolanakis and G.Demarinis. At that point, the Fatal Demons were only one shot on net to tying the game but were unable to complete their rally as T.Salberg sealed matters in an empty net. M.Martin collected his third point for the game winner and D.Bourque was solid in net stopping 21 of 24 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Martin of the Shockers. The forward collected three points that included the game winner late in the second period.
Thursday June 1
(1)Street Ballers vs Spartans(6)
Spartans respond with big statement game
When many may have thought that the Spartans would struggle to score goals, will now have many realize how completely wrong they were after their lopsided win over the Street Ballers. The Spartans proved that they won’t be a push over after netting six straight tallies before conceding their only goal with just over a minute remaining in the game. S.Leblanc was flawless up until that moment when M.Mogianesi spoiled the shutout. But that’s just a minor detail for a team that is glad to respond in a big way after their blow loss only a week ago. Plenty of their offense came-from a new addition in S.Lague, who notched half of his team’s goals to earn a hat trick. The win came with the help of everybody pulling their weight and playing a full out 45 minute game. J.Tesolin did a great job leading his team off and on the court by setting up three different teammates.
(5)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(4)
Bramabulls power play strikes three times in 5-4 win
M.Diaco scored a pair of power play goals while B.Sansotta collected three points in a close 5-4 win over the Raging Rhinos. Despite trailing by three markers, the Raging Rhinos managed to narrow the gap with a pair of tallies courtesy of M-A Piche and S.Pilon. Unfortunately, that was as close as it got for the trailing side. The Bramabulls had built enough of a cushion that led to a tight victory. M.Diaco and B.Sansotta dressed for a first time and made an immediate impact combining for five points. The Raging Rhinos did have D.Ramada raise some eyebrows as the steady defensemen riffled two goals while setting up a teammate.
(4)Carnage vs SBS Trashers(6)
Captain E.Panzera leads way with two power play goals
Two visits to the penalty box for Carnage led to a pair of power play goals for the SBS Trashers. D.Brunetti and F.Gentile were the ones that took advantage of the five man unit as both player scored third period power play goals that may have ultimately made the difference in the match. Carnage did have their opportunities but couldn’t take advantage on three occasions. It came in a losing cause but M.Pace may have been the best player of the court. The fierce forward created havoc and got his way with the SBS Trashers defense by riffling a hat trick while setting up J.DiMarco. As for the SBS Trashers, E.Panzera took the leadership role by posting the opening and closing goal for his club.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Simon Lague of the Spartans. In his season debut, the forward was a huge reason why the Spartans sparked so many goals. S.Lague struck three times while adding an assist to earn the player of the night.
Wednesday May 31
(4)Punishers vs Tropics(7)
Tropics use power packed offense to get better of recent champs
One thing’s for sure is that the Tropics will be tearing it up in the goal scoring department. If it’s not one player than it’s another as tonight A.Deluca took the torch riffling four goals. This contest was only decided by the third period where the Tropics snapped a 4-4 tie thanks to a goal by C.D’Onofrio. Unable to get that equalizer, the Punishers gave up two empty net goals that suggested this game was way closer than what the score indicates. One of A.Deluca’s goals came shorthanded that evened the score in the first period while C.Gagnon did the same for the Punishers to level the game at four goals a piece by the third period.
(1)Trappers vs Smackdaddys(2)
J.Bolanakis snaps third period tie as Smackdaddys edge Trappers
J.Bolanakis, who also assisted on F.Laurin’s first period goal, was able to win the match for the Smackdaddys by providing the go ahead marker in the third. That was just enough to get the Smackdaddys in the win column after dropping last week’s contest with Venom. It was a game where both net minders were very good in between the pipes. After facing about 25 shots each, Y.Hassani got the slight edge over his counterpart J.Richer, who will be a significant piece to the puzzle for the Trappers. This result gives the Trappers a second straight loss, who are defending well but not getting enough scoring punch up front with only one goal so far this season.
(5)Venom vs Fat Roy(6) S.O
Fat Roy third period push results in big shootout win
Fat Roy may have concerned themselves on how they will fair in the division, but after a late third period push, things may start to look positive for C.Zafiropoulos and the rest of his team. Fat Roy just kept working and working up until three goals in only 90 seconds put them in the driver’s seat. That was the first time Venom trailed during the match, and despite falling behind, N.Gilbert responded in a big way for his second of the game that eventually forced the extra time. Once in overtime, neither side was able to get it done that forced the net minders to work extra hard in the shootouts. At that point, only one player excelled in the breakaways. E.Lohaitis tallied for Fat Roy while F.Vigliotti was brilliant denying all three attempts his way. The win came with the help of five different goal scorers for Fat Roy, who will look to feed of this result in their next battle with the Smackdaddys.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yassine Hassani of the Smackdaddys. The net minder excelled on this night stopping 22 of 23 shots his way enabling the Smackdaddys to collect their first win of the season.
Wednesday May 31
(7)Bramabulls vs Acolytes(5)
Bramabulls victorious in penalty filled game
The man advantage was the norm as the Bramabulls held on for a 7-5 win over Les Acolytes in a game with more than its share of penalties. But the despite the amount of trips to the penalty box, both sides only combined for three power play goals. The Bramabulls got there with balance scoring that included a pair of markers by M.Diaco. After a very slow start to the night, Les Acolytes went on a complete take over by the second period where they riffled four goals to win the frame 4-2.S.Dicaire helped spark the comeback posting two quick markers before the end of the second period. However, that momentum eventually hit a wall with the Bramabulls responding with the next two tallies en route to their second win in as many starts.
(3)Hellfish vs Les Agents Libre(4) O.T
T.Oliveira rescues Agents Libre after giving up late shorty
The frustrations were felt for Les Agents Libre, who nearly let slip away what had to be a sure win. Up 3-2 along with a late power play opportunity, Les Agents Libre gave up a devastating shorthanded goal to put the Hellish back in the match. But that didn’t faze T.Oliveira as the explosive forward took matters into his own hands. It took only eleven seconds after the draw in overtime for Oliveira to shift the celebration in his team’s direction. Les Agents Libre just defeated a very good hockey club and got there with the additions of three key components. The win came with efforts from-four different goal scorers. The Hellfish had the better start winning the opening frame 2-1 but were nowhere to be seen for long stretches up until a late shorthanded goal forced the extra time.
(7)Primetime vs Les Raymaonds(4)
No stranger to goal scoring,T.Shpindler nets 3 for Primetime win
Give him the opportunity and he will most likely score. Some players have that knack for finding the back of the net and Primetime know this as they are glad T.Shipindler is one of those players. The sniper led the way scoring once in every period to help Primetime start their season with an impeccable 3-0 record. Apart-from their goal scoring abilities up front, A.Qureshi took care of his own end by allowing a single goal up until the late stages of the second period. Les Raymonds took a while to get the ball rolling, but once they did, J.Flynn was able to go on a scoring rampage bagging three out of the four goals for Les Raymonds. M.Deninno helped set up three tallies in the loss.
(1)Horsemen vs Brew Crew(5)
Brew Crew drop Horsemen in solid overall effort
Although the Horsemen took an early 1-0 lead, the Brew Crew weren’t too concerned as they eventually took over the match in its entirety. Both side played to a 1-1 first period draw before the game shifted in only one direction. The Brew Crew started to warm up early in the second period when D.DiGiacomoSr snapped the tie that eventually led to a two goal cushion courtesy of D.Verta. From-there, C.Palermo scored early in the third period and D.Verta added his second just to make sure that the lead would stick till the very end. Its only two games in but the Brew Crew do carry an impressive stat allowing only one goal in as many games. C.Muccino will not be complaining much with the kind of defense he has in front of him as the net minder will look to remain sharp as the season rolls along.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to C.Muccino of the Brew Crew. The net minder allowed only one goal against a team that normally has no issues scoring.
Monday May 29
Team X & Carmoni de Fabreville settle for split decision
In about the span of only seven minutes, Team X didn’t know what hit them in the opening battle with their opponent. Les Carmoni de Fabreville completely dominated that stretch winning every man on man battle that resulted in four straight markers. G.Delisle and D.Desmarais dressed for a first time and made an immediate impression posting two goals each. Team X showed no signs of life during that time but managed to pick up their game by the second period. With the help of two tallies by D.Ramada and D.Galloro, the veteran side changed the direction of the match to eventually trail by only one goal. Still not out of it yet, Team X kept putting on the pressure only to run into a hot net minder in P.Corbin, who stopped 19 of 22 shots. J.Poirier eventually slowed things down by feeding an empty cage to help secure a 5-3 win. Team X made sure not to repeat what happened to them in the second contest. Although it was far-from convincing, the men in yellow never once trailed and used a big tally by D.Galloro that broke a 2-2 tie. D.Ramada may have been Team X’s best player as the defenseman not only participated in all three goals but made incredible defensive plays that may have prevented some good scoring chances. Both sides had to work extremely hard in order to capture their respective wins.
(3)Team X vs Les Carmoni de Fabreville(5)
(2)Les Carmoni de Fabreville vs Team X(3)
Stones out match 1 Timer in one out of four periods
With the first contest ending in a dead heat draw, only one out of the four periods was taken over by one side. The Stones used five second period goals in the second encounter to run down the 1 Timer. That sequence occurred with the Stones trailing 1-0 after one period. The scoring efforts came from-five different players that saw M.Russo bury the winner as part of a three point performance. In addition to his three point production, M.Russo was the only Stones player to have scored in the opening game that helped send the game into a shootout. Neither side was able to grab the win in the shootouts as F.Koch of the 1Timer and his counterpart O.Caillet denied two out of the three breakaway attempts. C.Fragkiudakis scored in the shootout for the Stones while T.Daigneault did the same for the 1 Timer. With only two goals in both games, the 1 Timer know that their struggles to score will be an issue if they can’t get back an injured P-A Surprenant to their lineup. For the time being, it will be a big loss but the power forward will take things a day at a time before his eventual return to the roster.
(2)Stones vs 1 Timer(2) S.O
(1)1 Timer vs Stones(5)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Ramada of Team X. D.Ramada excelled at both ends of the court on Monday nights. Apart-from dominating the point’s category collecting two goals and two assists, the rugged defenseman made an incredible play to win a one on one battle that led to a big tally while blocking shots when Les Carmoni de Fabreville pulled their net minder in hopes of an equalizer.
Sunday May 28
(8)Team Cuba vs Butchers (9) O.T
Team Cuba lost for words after devastating loss
The Butchers won in dramatic fashion posting two very late goals before taking it a step further with an overtime tally. After pulling their net minder for the extra attacker, A.Sua pulled his team within one leaving only 19 seconds on the clock. Then, part two of the madness occurred when M.Zampino riffled a blistering slap shot right before the sound of the buzzer. The Butchers crawled back into the game in a remarkable fashion and weren’t done just yet. A.Jalilvand placed the ball in the right place at the right time of overtime that sent an ugly feeling to s side that surely though they would win the game. Team Cuba looked to be in control for most of the night getting plenty of offense, especially by E.Girouard, who bagged four goals and an assist. But with the Butchers never giving up, their hard work paid off in the end. T.Karasek scored once before setting up the last three goals for the Butchers. A.DeSua chipped in with a pair as the only player to score twice out of the nine goals that went in.
(6)Fatal Demons vs Lumberjacks(5)
M.Destounis scores hat trick, leads Fatal Demons to a second straight win
M.Destounis is no stranger to scoring goals and tonight he proved it once more with an incredible display of hockey. The smooth forward netted three straight timely goals to help improve the Fatal Demons to a perfect 2-0 start to the regular season. The Lumberjacks did have the better jump building a 3-1 first period lead but that eventually changed as the game progressed. The veteran side patiently waited for their chances to arise and made sure to bury them once the opportunities were there. F.Benhamadi contributed in a big way collecting three points for the win. As for the Lumberjacks, no one stood out more than the other as five different players struck to find the back of the net.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marino Destounis of the Fatal Demons. His three goals was the major reason why the Fatal Demons took the game-from the Lumberjacks.
Thursday May 25
(5)Dragons vs Raging Rhinos(8)
Raging Rhinos take over in third to defeat Dragons
A third period relentless effort by the Raging Rhinos led to a high scoring 8-5 result. The takeover began by the five minute mark of the final frame when T.Angelis scored the first of five goals that came-from all different players. With a golden opportunity to regain their lead, S.Labrecque capitalized on a power play for his second of the night that ultimately stood up for the winner. M-A Piche also scored twice getting the Rhinos off to a good start with three straight points. The Dragons added a good piece to the line up in N.Goncalves, who immediately impressed scoring three goals and a helper. Despite having two good periods, the Dragons were nowhere to be seen by the third where the Raging Rhinos completely dominated the frame.
(8)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(7) S.O
Deadlast cough up lead in third period collapse
How a 6-2 lead with four and half minutes slipped away will leave Deadlast mind boggled for days to come. After working hard all game to get to that point, C.Zafiropoulos and his shorter bench felt like they just fell off a steep cliff with nowhere to be found. That ugly feeling kept persisting after a scoreless overtime leaving only a three man breakaway competition to decide it all. During that span, J.Mandracchia and M.Marrone pulled through with shootout goals while G.Follano was able to stop two of three attempts to earn the win in net. The Bramabulls didn’t depend on any heroes for their incredible comeback as four different players scored in a very short span. As for Deadlast, Y.Gazura had a very good night riffling a hat trick along with an assist on C.Zafiropoulos’s second goal of the night.
(7)Carnage vs Spartans(0)
Carnage too much for new addition Spartans
The growing pains of an inexperienced team will be something that the Spartans will need to cope with in the beginning of the season. Up until they find some chemistry and figure out line combinations, J.Tesolin will have some important decisions to make in hopes of improving the situation. Despite the lopsided score, the Spartans held in there for half the match allowing only one goal till the ten minute mark of the second period. M.Pace is very familiar to finding the back of the net as the sharp shooter tallied three times to get much of the offense going. Both sides had their chances with the man advantage but it was only Carnage taking advantage with two power play goals. The Spartans didn’t get to shoot much which enabled B.Madonis to have a calm night recording a 14 save shutout.
(1)Street Ballers vs SBS Trashers(6)
SBS Trashers move the carpet with 3 power play goals
Visit the penalty box and there will be a price to pay. The Street Ballers didn’t have a great night trying to kill off some penalties which led to convincing win for the SBS Trashers. On three occasions, M.Marcantonio, M.Panarello and the captain E.Panzera each tallied with the man advantage after moving the ball incredible well. At no point were the SBS Trashers in any sort of trouble during the match. The only slight mishap came when Y.Dube scored at the 5:45 minute mark of the third period to spoil R.Pampena’s shutout. P.Hodhod had the most goals scoring twice while his captain and F.Gentile had the most points with three apiece.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of Carnage. The natural sniper whaled three goals to spark the Carnage offence in a 7-0 rout of the Spartans.
Wednesday May 24
(2)Publiks Crew vs Primetime(7)
D.Zabitsky shines with three special teams goals
Leading the way for Primetime was D.Zabitsky, who notched two quick shorthanded goals to give his club a valuable 3-0 lead in the first period. Primetime continued their pace from-there outscoring the Publiks Crew in every period. After posting his two shorthanded markers, D.Zabitsky added another tally on the special teams completing his night with a hat trick on the power play. The Publiks Crew had major issues addressing an important part of their game, and that is the lack of production with the man advantage. They did however score once on the power play but that was only once on six attempts. Adding to that, they gave up two shorthanded goals that completely changed the direction of the match.
(3)Brew Crew vs Acolytes(0)
C.Muccino makes 29 saves en route to shutout win over Acolytes
C.Muccino played a supporting role denying every shot his way to help lead the Brew Crew to an early season win. His solid play was just as effective as his defense in front of him. The Brew Crew like to suffocate their opponents and the Acoltyes learned this first hand unable to get any scoring done. A.Lanni and D.DiGiacomo scored first period goals and J.DeSua added a late insurance marker to cap off a perfect night. D.Catalano was behind setting up the first two tallies for the Brew Crew. Its only two games in but Les Acolytes aren’t satisfied yet collecting only one point to the standings.
(3)Mtl Huskies vs Horsemen(5)
T.Mader and T.Zermalias score two goals each to edge out Huskies
Forward T.Zermalias scored twice including a helper on M.Mamoulides’s game winner, and T.Mader also contributed with a pair to help lead the Horsemen past the Mtl Huskies on Wednesday night. Despite trailing by a couple of goals, the Mtl Huskies showed their resilience by nearly tying the game. R.Estrela led a third period effort as the captain scored twice only minutes apart to pull his team within one. In hopes of level ling the match, the Horsemen eliminated that possibility when T.Zermalias tallied late in the game. Neither side dominated the shots column or had many chances on their power plays as only one penalty was taken all night. The Mtl Huskies have been showing some good signs for a new club and will only get better if they continue to battle hard game in and game out.
(4)Les Raymonds vs Hellfish(10)
Hellfish score in bunches in 10-4 rout of Raymonds
The Hellfish won’t have any issues scoring as they did plenty of it against Les Raymonds. With the help of N.Bourgeois and F.Benahamadi, both players ran up the score by a collecting a hat trick. The damage had already been done early on in the contest when the Hellfish scored two early second period goals for a 6-1 lead. At that point, Les Raymonds just hung in there but managed to get some goals through B.Verducci. S.Lecavalier scored twice while setting up A.DeCarolis in the loss. It was a night that Les Raymonds could have used M.Deninno to their lineup, who would have at least helped with some damage control.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Zabitsky of Primetime. His two first period shorthanded goals stunned the Publiks Crew that was never able to recover as the game went on. Zabitsky added a power play marker to complete his hat trick and merit the player of the night.
Wednesday May 24
(3)Venom vs Smackdaddys(2)
J.Rochon powers Venom with all three goals
J.Rochon did for Venom what he does for Legacy and that is to score goals. The fierce centreman met high expectations by netting all three goals in what was a battle till the very end. The Smackdaddys were the ones to strike first with two straight tallies by M.Destounis and D.Auger. However, that sequence turned on dime only minutes later when Rochon struck with two markers in three minutes. The scoring appetite wasn’t done just yet as a feed-from J.Vinet enabled J.Rochon to complete a devastating hat trick. After dominating the first half of the game and out shooting Venon 22-13, the Smackdaddys started to fade away slowly giving up three unanswered goals.
(2)Fat Roy vs Tropics(7)
V.Crivello scores hat trick as Tropics topple Fat Roy
V.Crivello’s offensive output helped lead the Tropics to a convincing 7-2 win over Fat Roy. While he may have scored most of his clubs goals, V.Crivello is only a part of the threat for a side that will be potent all season long. The Tropics have plenty of speed and unlimited skills that will surely have them battle for a championship. The match ultimately was decided by the second period with the Tropics sparking four unanswered goals. A.Deluca had a slow night for his standards as the goal scorer only struck once for the game winner while setting up two teammates. Fat Roy got their lone tallies by J.Pantelis and G.Papadatos as the only two players to solve A.Boulie.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jason Rochon of Venom. The forward produced all three goals as part of a remarkable comeback vs the Smackdaddys.
It is with great pride that Hockeyballe.com will support all the Quebecers participating at the World Ball Hockey Championships.Two players from Quebec were nominated on the Canadian team (Samuel Fortier Danick Martel); and five national teams will get parts or all of their players from Hockeyballe.com (Haiti, Greece, Armenia, Lebanon and Italy). These players will be able to play for their heritage country based on the “heritage player” concept. (Heritage player: player who has the citizenship of a country or whose parents have).In order to practice for the upcoming championships, Haitians, Greeks, Armenians and Lebanese are playing in the Hockeyballe.com League. Concerning the Italian team, a part of their players’ come from different teams in the league, while the other part is from Ontario.The World Championships have been organised by the ISBHF (International Street & Ball Hockey Federation) every two years since 1995. This time, the championships will be played in Pardubice, Czech Republic, from June 1st to 10, 2017. Games will be live streamed and all the information available on the event official website http://pardubice2017.com or on the event Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pardubice2017.We wish everyone a great tournament!
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Monday May 22
Defending Champs start strong
The recent champs started their regular season play in style on Monday, jumping off to a pair of convincing wins. The Punishers were in fine form-from the beginning providing a 3-0 lead that saw all three goals go in a two minute span. A.Centis opened and closed the scoring for the Punishers while F.Russo faced 14 shots to collect an early season shutout. In hopes of bouncing back by the second contest, Les Carmoni de Fabreville went through a similar fate allowing three first period goals. The Punishers went on about their business getting scoring efforts-from three different players to dictate the match. Still, after three straight periods, F.Russo has yet to concede a goal but that changed when J.Poirier finally got to the net miner by the mid way point of the second period. A.Dayan made an immediate impact by accumulating five points in two games and will be heavily relied on with the loss of last season’s top scorer.
(0)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Punishers(4)
(6)Punishers vs Carmoni de Fabreville(1)
Stones use late high-lite reel goal, Team X responds to even the score
What looked like was surely headed for a shootout changed when C.Fragiudakis and T.Bergomi combined for a beautiful play. Both players went on a two on two rush that had Fragiudakis provide a perfect feed for a tap in goal for the power forward. Unhappy with the way things ended, Team X fell in a deep hole early in the second game. But after responding with a pair of tallies before the end of the frame, Team X continued their onslaught adding three straight tallies for a 5-2 lead. D.Galloro and A.Lanni each scored twice while A.Zarzour scored the other with a hard slap shot. The Stones didn’t decide to call it quits just yet as they pulled their net minder with just over four minutes left in the game. That move nearly worked as two goals went in that left still about a minute for the equalizer. And despite having the chance to tie it, the Stones just fell short as time eventually ran out. Both sides played a chess match styled game that forced players to find their own space and take shots-from the outside. The only thing lacking from-either side may be their lack of overall speed but the rest is there for the two veteran clubs.
(1)Team X vs Stones(2)
(4)Stones vs Team X(5)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fabio Russo of the Punishers. After facing 30 shots in two games, the net minder allowed only one goal.
Sunday May 21
(6)Shockers vs Lumberjacks(4)
T.Salberg’s third period hat trick powers Shockers past Lumberjacks
All three of T.Salberg’s goals came in the third period, turning a 2-2 tie into a 6-4 win to start the season on the right track for Shockers. Both sides knew it was going to be a grinding type of game. With that, came two power play goals by the Shockers and a pair of special team markers for the Lumberjacks that included a shorthanded tally. Neither side was able to get enough momentum for long stretches but the Shockers found a way to be better by the third. J.Blackman and D.Boyd each scored with the man advantage for the Shockers .The Lumberjacks saw their usual suspects go to work as C.Gingras and D.Ruiz combined for five points in the loss. Its only one game into the season but the Shockers have shown from-their previous sessions that they will be incredibly hard to beat.
(4)Team Cuba vs Fatal Demons(12)
Fatal Demons destroy Team Cuba in strong start to season
It didn’t take long for the Fatal Demons to find their dazzling offensive rhythm against a team that has some adjusting to do. For the Fatal Demons, it was business as usual as their chemistry and experience took over-from the very beginning of the match. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Team Cuba, who despite have the players are far away-from the chemistry required. In tonight’s case, five different players (M.Destounis, P.Santullo, M.Chenier S.Koulieris and D.Ugaldez each scored twice to get the better of S.Sauk. The Fatal Demons created plenty of openings that led to many odd man rushes. M.Trivissono still had his work cut out for him but fared well in net facing 24 shots for the win. E.Girouard provided some of the goal scoring for Team Cuba as the veteran as yet to slow down posting two rockets.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Troy Salberg of the Shockers. His third period hat trick made the difference in a close 6-4 win over the Lumberjacks.
Wednesday May 17
(7)Les Raymonds vs Publiks Crew(0)
Les Raymonds thrilled with season opener
Les Raymonds kicked off the summer season strong with an impressive 7-0 win over the Publiks Crew on Wednesday night .After making a few changes to their lineup, the new additions did a great job replacing some of the missing spaces-from last season. It was a match that didn’t heavily rely on M.Deninno, who quarterbacks Les Raymonds almost better than anyone. Tonight, the scoring came-from six different players that included two goals by N.Richer-Bond. The Publiks Crew kept it close in the first half of the game but saw their chances fade away as the game went on. Unable to get any scoring done, the Publiks Crew went up against a stubborn net minder in A.Mancini, who denied every ball his way. It may have come as a lopsided loss, but the Publiks Crew will take the time to address certain areas in their game that will only make them better with time.
(13)Bramabulls vs Mtl Huskies(6)
High scoring Bramabulls win run & gun battle
The Bramabulls wasted no time early on running down the Mtl Huskies with a 5-1 score after only one period. That was just the beginning of what was a shooting fest between both sides. Despite the bad start, the Mtl Huskies started to find their groove by the second netting three markers but still dropped the frame by a goal. By then, the Bramabulls were well on their way to an easy night. L.Mancini led all scorers bagging a hat trick while M.Zampino, J.Palmitano and N.Cinquino each scored twice. The Mtl Huskies got their scoring done by only three players. J.Mancini, A.Buoni and R.Francesco all got the better of A.Grieco netting two goals apiece. It may not have been the result they wanted, but R.Estrela and his deep bench have plenty of positives that they can grab. If not for their bad start to the game, this contest would have potentially gone to the wire against a very established club.
(5)Les Agents Libre vs Primetime(8)
Primetime outlast Les Agents Libre to start season strong
There wasn’t much to be disappointed for Primetime as they did plenty of things right in their season opener. Although it wasn’t a perfect game, A.Kavaldjian and his squad came prepared boasting a 3-1 first period lead that enabled them to dictate the match the rest of the way. T.Shpindler and his captain A.Kavaldjian were able to find the back of the net on two occasions. C.Stamadianos did collect the most points with three perfect feeds along with an early second period marker. Like in most circumstances of many hockey games, a good start is very vital to any outcome. Les Agents Libre didn’t get that on this night but showed plenty of good things after the first period to battle back. A.Kobayati scored twice in the loss while L.DeCubellis collected a pair of points.
(5)Horsemen vs Acolytes(4) S.O
Horsemen spark third period magic to pull rug under Acolytes feet
Unable to hold off a late tally and a third period shorthanded goal, Les Acolytes felt like they left empty handed on Wednesday night. It’s a kind of loss that you want to get rid at the beginning of the season rather than in a very important playoff match. G.Panagiotopoulos came through in the shorthanded situation while P.Cardillo provided the equalizer with only 39 seconds left in the game. Even with that bad sequence, Les Acolytes failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity by overtime. With plenty of room on a 4 on 3 man advantage, M.Vinciguerra worked wonders stopping every threat his way. If that wasn’t enough, the steady net minder brought it a step further denying all three shootout attempts by Les Acolytes. The Horsemen needed only goal to complete their late push that came courtesy of M.Kardum.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M.Vinciguerra of the Horsemen. The net minder managed to kill off an overtime penalty while stopping three straight shootout attempts.
Monday May 15(Finals)
D.Ruiz and C.Gingras clicked all night, Punishers celebrate 4 vs 4 title
Dynamic duos have been the staple throughout the history of ice hockey and ball hockey. The combo between D.Ruiz and C.Gingras showed up once more as they have been doing all season long. Les Yables had the difficult task on containing both players as they combined for most of the offense in the two games. But hockey isn’t only comprised of some individual talents up front when the stakes are this high. In the opening contest, J.Meynard stopped three straight breakways to capture an important game one of the series. As for the second encounter, the Punishers slowly built their way to a 3-0 lead that appeared to be more than enough. It was only by the mid way point of the last period where Les Yables made things interesting. M-A Gervais finally solved J.Meynard on the power play, and L.Verdon scored minutes later to pull his team within one. That tally forced Les Yables to pull their net minder with 90 seconds left to their season. Unfortunately for them, C.Gingras came to the rescue for the Punishers by feeding an empty cage. That was Cingras’s third goal of the game as part of a four point night. D.Ruiz helped set up his linemate to collect his fourth point as well. This series could have easily gone either way if Les Yables could have managed to win the shootout battle in game one. But with room for only one winner, the Punishers did all the right things to string a pair of wins together. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to John Fidrilis and the rest of the Punishers for getting the job done.
(3)Punishers vs Yables(2) Game 1 S.O
(2)Yables vs Punishers(4) Game2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dylan Ruiz of the Punishers. The feisty forward was on top of his game at the most important time of the season by providing three goals and an assist.
Monday May 15(Finals)
(2)Black Knights vs Red Lite(4) Game 3
Red Lite crowned again as best team in hockey
After only three games in, Red Lite defeated the Black Knights 4-2, to complete a three game sweep and win the Premier division once more. Despite a respectable effort, the Black Knights got deflated in the third period where Red Lite capitalized twice less than a minute apart. J.Provost-Blais snapped the dreaded 2-2 tie for his second with the man advantage, and M.David put the final dagger only moment s later, also for his second that surely provided enough of a lead with eight minutes remaining. Every game was close in this series but the Black knights couldn’t get that timely goal to get any sort of advantage. The saying of good teams always find a way to win surely summed up this series. Red Lite, whether they trail or play with a tie will more often than not find a way to get the job done. Once again, the ball hockey giants proved to everyone how good they really are by winning the Premier division. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations goes out to Carl Ghilarducci and the rest of Red Lite for capturing the A division title.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Provost-Blais. The forward scored back to back goals that snapped a third period tie along with providing an assist to finish with a solid three point night.
Note that both Red Lite and the Black Knights will be representing Quebec at this years Nationals. Red Lite will be classified as QB1 and the Black Knights will be QB2.The event will take place from August 7 - 13 at Saint John New Brunswick.
Monday May 8(Finals)
(3) Red Lite vs Black Knights(2) Game 2
J.Bradley slams door on Knights with two third period goals
The Black Knights were firmly in control of Monday night’s game and seemed to be heading to an even series with Red Lite. That was, until the last eight minutes of the hockey game. That’s when Red Lite down 2-1, got desperate and managed to score two goals both by the very same J.Bradley. The Black Knights were clearly ready to start the night with two first period goals by J.Mandracchia and S.Nowakowski. P-O Girouard was in his zone and was playing lights out up until a late second period power play marker by J.Provost-Blais got the Red Lite on board. Still, the Black Knights were in control and had one period left to go with their slight 2-1 margin. But when you play Red Lite, and lead by only one goal nothing is in the bank up until the final buzzer. In tonight’s case, the Black knights saw their series take a turn for the worse by letting those two goals go in. Like old cliché’s they’ll have to take it a game at a time to try and bounce back. As for Red Lite, next week will be business as usual as they’ll try and put an end to the series.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeffrey Bradley of Red Lite. In time of need, the forward struck twice in the third period turning a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead.
Monday May 8(Semi finals)
Les Yables out battle Venom for two game sweep
Les Yables walked away with back to back wins over Venom to move one step closer to their ultimate goal. It took only nine minutes in for Les Yables to put a strangle hold in the opening match. Led by their captain, A.Gervais set the pace only 20 seconds-from the opening draw to beat R.Ranieri before setting up L.Verdon for a 2-0 lead. Venom did eventually get on board late in the first period when J.Courteau got to J-F Simard. Still not out of it yet, K.Araujo used a power play marker to pull his team within one. But Les Yables would eventually slow down the momentum by responding with a huge insurance marker that would prove to be the winner. D.Marcotte was that player as the sniper buried his second after receiving two assists-from D.Pelletier. With the first game out of the way, Les Yables did nearly the exact same thing in the second contest. L.Verdon’s two quick goals along with A.Gervais following up with a power play marker, Les Yables built another 3-0 lead by the nine minute mark of the frame. At that point, Venom found themselves in another bind that would eventually cost them the series. Both sides traded second period goals each that included a hat trick by D.Pelletier. The one important thing that Les Yables did on this night was their commitment to get the better start. Unfortunately for Venom, they just couldn’t weather the storm long enough in order to keep the games close.
(3)Venom vs Les Yables(4) Game 1
(5)Les Yables vs Venom(2) Game 2
J.Meynard and Punishers limit 1 Timer to only two goals, advance to finals
The Punishers did exactly what they needed to do in order to take out the 1 Timer on Monday night. The first thing was limiting P-A Surprenant and T.Daigneault off the score sheet in which they did in the opening contest while generating their excepted offence primarily-from C.Gingras. Add both those scenarios and the results will surely come. C.Gingras did much of the work in the first game bagging two goals and a helper while J.Meynard turned away over 15 shots to record a shutout. After taking a commanding 1-0 series lead, the Punishers weren’t done yet. The first period of the second game was just a carryover of what happened in game one. It took just over four minutes for three different players to find the back of the net for a commanding 3-0 lead. The 1 Timer would go three straight periods without a goal. In an effort to battle back, P-A Surprenant ended the spell by posting two second period goals. However, his second tally still trailed his club by two with barely enough time for a comeback. Once again, C.Gingras had his hand behind setting up two out of the four goals for the Punishers. J.Meynard was exceptional in both wins as the net minder went perfect for well over three periods.
(3)Punishers vs 1 Timer(0) Game 1
(2)1 Timer vs Punishers (4) Game 2
Now that this round is out of the way, the Punishers will look to complete their playoff run by taking on Les Yables. The final won’t be easy for either side. Les Yables work extremely hard and will constantly for check and force the Punishers to react quickly. But will that be enough against a side that has the most dangerous player and a very good active defense. Time will tell as both teams prepare for their biggest games of the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremie Meynard of the Punishers. The net minder went through a very long stretch before giving up his only two goals in both games vs the 1 Timer.
Sunday May 7 (Finals)
(6)Red Nose vs Brew Crew(3) Game 1
Red Nose’s big 3 step it up to set tone
It didn’t matter that one of the main focuses for the Brew Crew was to neutralize N.Delia as the sniper still found a way early on to set the tone. His goal just 30 seconds in enabled the Red Nose to play with a lead for the remainder of the match. Four out of the first six tallies all belonged to three particular players that would surely make an impact. After Delia’s early tally, C.Gingras posted two in a row right before M.Latreille joined the club with a power play marker for a 4-1 lead. The game was already out of reach when the Brew Crew found some offense with two late tallies. Despite the loss, those two goals gave some vote of confidence as they desperately needed their forwards to pick things up heading into game two.
(5)Brew Crew vs Red Nose(2) Game 2
Brew Crew steam roll Red Nose to draw even in series
It may have taken just over half the game, but the Brew Crew finally addressed their scoring woes up front. Once S.Fabrici struck to tie the game, a bushel of goals followed. M.Rheaume scored twice, L.Verta collected four points and the Brew Crew rebounded-from their earlier loss in emphatic fashion to split the series at one. The Brew Crew never had the chance to play with the lead, but once D.Storozuk provided it, the Red Nose felt like they were in trouble. One very important thing that the Brew Crew did well in this contest was their ability to skill off some penalties. The Red Nose have a dominant five man unit that just couldn’t get the right scoring chances needed in front of the net. C.Muccino took take of the far shots while the Brew Crew defense cleared the crease to support their net minder. With this result, both teams had 15 minutes or more to prove who would be remembered as champs of the E Sunday division.
(6)Red Nose vs Brew Crew(0) Game 3
Timing is everything, Red Nose use early PP marker en route to finish line
An unfortunate four minute high-sticking call may have been the turning point in this series. The Red Nose smelled blood, and this time made sure to take advantage when J-P Meunier blasted a rocket-from the point to beat C.Muccino. That goal still left more than enough time for the Brew Crew to respond but things only seemed to get worse-from that point on. It took only 20 seconds later for a lucky bounce by Y.Leroux to double the lead. Then, it was M.Bourassa’s turn to find the back of the net and just like that the Brew Crew knew it was over. With the series out of reach, C.Gingras added three straight points to put the final dagger. It’s no wonder that the Red Nose finished in first place of the regular season. Tonight, they showed once more what a great ball moving team they are with the help of some complimentary players that can score at will. There defense and sharp goaltending by S.Morante was just as effective as it took every area of the game to get this far. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Giovanni Delia and the Red Nose for getting it done.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Red Nose. The skilled forward scored twice in very game providing the expected offense that helped lead his team to the championship.
Thursday May 4(E1 Finals)
(1)P.E.Y.O vs Deadlast(7) Game 2
Deadlast respond with blowout win to even series
Deadlast blew out the P.E.Y.O in a must win game to even the series. C.Zafiropoulos and his squad began hot building a 3-0 first period lead. While the P.E.Y.O attempted to get on board with a power play chance, C.Chirola only made things worse by bagging a shorthanded goal. That was the skilled centreman’s second of three goals in a four point game. It was clear that Deadlast got undeniable massive contribution -from all their players. Anytime there would be a loose ball or battle in the corner, it was almost certain that a Deadlast player would gain control. When adding all that up, the opportunities came which enabled the many goals that went in. A.Kakivelis contributed with a pair while J.Sanoudakis had to deal with one slight sorrow when A.Jalilvand spoiled his shutout. After a dominating performance, Deadlast was definitely primed for the mini game. The only slight disadvantage for Deadlast at that point was that the P.E.Y.O would need only 15 minutes to be the better team.
(1)Deadlast vs P.E.Y.O(0) Game 3 O.T
J.Skafidas cuts through the high slot to riffle championship goal
Neither team cared who would score the game winning goal. All that mattered was that Deadlast can call themselves the best team of the E1 Thursday division. J.Skafidas was credited the winner 4:00 minutes into overtime as Deadlast captured the title with back to back wins. The play developed deep in the P.E.Y.O corner where Skafidas separated himself from a P.E.Y.O player and stormed through the high slot before riffling a wrist shot that barely gave S.Brown a chance. From-start to finish, the intensity level couldn’t be matched by the P.E.Y.O, who maybe in their defense could have used some help with less than two lines. As for Deadlast ,they did their part by coming prepared and it showed with their high level of play. Despite scoring only once in two games which is very uncharacteristic for a team like the P.E.Y.O, a 15 minute mini game was to their advantage. Unfortunately, a key glove save- from J.Sanoudakis may have been a key reason why the celebration took place on his bench rather than the other side. Both net minders were incredibly solid. S.Brown was an absolute force in game three which gave his club more than enough time to try and get only one goal. But in the end, the better side was Deadlast on this night which gives justice to this championship .On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Costa Zafiropoulos and his deserving group of guys for winning it all.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremy Skafidas of Deadlast. The sharp shooter was able to crack S.Brown and give his club their biggest goal of the season.
Wednesday May 3(F2 Finals)
(4)Black Venom vs Raging Rhinos(10) Game 1
Rhinos emerge victorious after trashing in game 1
The Raging Rhinos would do some serious damage in their opening game of the F2 finals. In a series that was built up to its hype, the Black Venom didn’t know what hit them. One of the few reasons was the dominance set forth by M-A Piche.T he highly skilled forward netted back to back tallies before completing his hat trick late in the second period. In addition to his madness, S.Pilon, J.Zannis and F.Remon overwhelmed the Black Venom net minder and defence providing two goals apiece. The Black Venom lost every frame and looked completely unprepared for a team that dominated the regular season. Luckily enough for them, this is a best of three series.
(0)Raging Rhinos vs Black Venom(6) Game 2
Black Venom took valuable notes after embarrassing loss
Perhaps it was a case of indigestion or lack of sleep, but the Black Venom showed why they finished with an 8-2 regular season record. A good character team is able to overcome even its worse moments and the Black Venom did just that only moments later to settle the score. This time, they did to the Raging Rhinos what had just happened to them by returning the favour with an embarrassing loss. The Black Venom turned the table by winning every frame that included three goals with the special teams. B.Deslauriers and J.Courteau, two very familiar names each scored twice while J.Meynard was outstanding stopping all 27 shots his way.
(1)Black Venom vs Raging Rhinos(2) Game 3
Raging Rhinos stuns Black Venom with late goal, winners of F2 division
S.Pilon scored a late goal as the Raging Rhinos snatched the F2 cup out of the Black Venom’s hands on Wednesday night. The series ended with the Raging Rhinos overcoming a 1-0 lead in a short 15 minute mini game. J.Baccari opened the scoring early for the Black Venom, a goal that went unanswered for five minutes. Then, F.Remon responded in a big way to level the game at one goal apiece. Both sides knew how important that next tally would be, and with only 40 seconds left in the game, S.Pilon gave his club something special to celebrate. F.Remon and D.Ramada set up the hero to help lead the Raging Rhinos to a hard felt championship. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Hovig Pilibossian and the Raging Rhinos for taking home the F2 Wednesday division title.
Wednesday May 3(Finals)
(6)Punishers vs Armadillos(2) Game 1
Better prepared Punishers send early message
Repeating is never easy. The Armadillos entered the night as the current champs but that didn’t impress the Punishers to much in the opening game. The hungrier side made an early statement for what they had in store for the night. P.Karvouriaris ignited two first period goals and the Punishers had the luxury to play with the lead. Unable to battle back, the Armadillos had no answers as they found themselves in a very huge deficit trailing by four after two periods. Apart-from there two power play goals, J.Kontitsis was thinking already what to do in the second match in order to have a chance. C.Gingras got his name on the score sheet providing two goals and an assist while D.Ruiz helped make three goals happen with assists.
(4)Armadillos vs Punishers(7) Game 2
Punishers dethrone Armadillos as new champs of D Wednesday
The Punishers found a way to turn the tables and capture the D trophy-from the Armadillos on Wednesday night. Things looked like an easy night for the Punishers carrying a 4-1 third period lead but that all changed by the third with the Armadillos getting desperate. The comeback effort was led with goals by G.Bouchard and P.Scotti that narrowed the margin by one. That sequence tensed up the Punishers to play a little more focused in which they did by getting a back breaking tally by D.Ruiz. Still, it wasn’t over. G.Bouchard netted his second with two minutes left to force the issue once more. But after pulling out C.Stavriadis for the extra attacker, the Punishers finally put it all to rest once and for all with two quick goals by P.Karvouriaris. Longing for this moment, the Punishers got what they deserve. Their deep bench with plenty of speed was too much to handle for the Armadillos on this particular night. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to John Fidrilis and his team for capturing the D Wednesday title.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Karvouriaris of the Punishers. His two first period goals in game one was just the spark his club needed to knock out the reigning champions.