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.