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.