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.