Thursday June 13
Left Overs run all over The Family to take convincing wins.
From the start of the game it looked like the Left Overs were in a class of their own taking advantage of the multiple opportunities their opponents gave them and they made sure it was felt. Game 1 was rather different for the Left Overs who used a team effort to get all their goals while in the second game S. Marrico took care of the majority of the scoring riffling five goals while Y. Leroux also found the back of the net twice. The Family will need to get some more offence or play a better defensive game to stay competitive in these games.
(4) Left Overs vs The Family (2)
(7) Left Overs vs The Family (2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Marricco of the Left Overs. The talented forward carried his team offensively tonight scoring six goals and setting up another in what was a productive night.
Thursday June 6
National finding it hard with only 6 players
Entering their second week of the season, National has yet to address their short bench, and in consequence have now dropped four in a row. M.Pinheiro understands full well that this can't continue on, especially if they plan to challenge a team like the HBHA Seniors. Tonight proved it as they fell short in both games. Perhaps the only reassuring part is that both games were fairly close. The opening contest ended 3-2 thanks to a late goal by M.Pololos. The second encounter saw D.Andrade take plenty of control of the match. After netting a shorthanded marker, Andrade went on to score his second just before the first period ended while eventually feeding an empty cage to solidify a second straight win for the HBHA Seniors. Despite the losses, M.Mogianesi was very productive for National netting a total of three goals as a defenseman. To his help, M.Pinheiro fed him twice as part of a three point performance.
(2)National vs HBHA Seniors (3)
(5)HBHA Seniors vs National (3)
Stomachs respond after being thought an early lesson vs Family
Half a period was all it took for the Family to hand the Stomachs a spanking. For about three quarters of the game, the Stomachs appeared to be in control of the situation. After all, they led 1-0 on a goal by K.Tsoukalas while getting stellar goaltending-from R.Ricaurte. Then, it all fell apart. The Family went on an absolute tear erupting for five straight tallies. During that span, S.Cavallaro strung together two quick goals right after M.Sasso was able to break the barrier. Even though the night started strong for the Family plenty of work was still ahead of them if they planned on going undefeated. Clearly, the Stomachs couldn't digest their loss and made sure to re organise and put out a better performance. They did manage to tweak their game but it still required an overall team effort in order to get it done. After a 1-1 first period tie, Joe DeStefano used an early second period goal that would ultimately hold up.
(1)Stomachs vs The Family (5)
(1)The Family vs Stomachs (3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steven Cavallaro of the Family. After trailing 1-0, The Family eventually responded in large part due to S.Cavallaro's assist followed with back to back tallies.
Thursday June 13
(9) Smooth Sailors vs Legacy (9) S.O
Two offensive juggernauts go all the way in crazy battle.
With the amount of talent each team has it comes to no surprise that this game was a high scoring affair. Each team laid all their cards out on the table showing to the other that the game was not over until the final buzzer. Legacy took advantage of their counter part in the second period taking a three-goal lead into the third thanks in part to E. Girouard hat trick. Whereas the Smooth Sailors counted on their big guns with J. Palmitano, M. Testolina, and J. Mandrachia combining for eight goals and to make sure they came from behind to secure the tie.
(4) SBS Trashers vs Job On Demand (2)
Early start not enough to put the SBS Trashers away as big third period secures the win.
An early start to the game by Job On Demand was not enough tonight as the SBS Trashers took advantage of the third period to take control of the game and come out on top. The Job On Demand knew they would need a quick start having a short bench and thanks in part to Y. Gazura and J. Couteau got them off to a quick start. While the game progressed A. Gentile took advantage of his chances in the third and took control of the game on his own scoring three out of his teams four goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Gentile of the SBS Trashers. The sniper woke up when it all counted in the third period by completing his hat trick and making sure his team came from behind to take the win.
Wednesday June 12
(2)Mighty Drunks vs Bramabulls (4)
Early start not enough for Bramabulls to put the game away, need strong third period.
A strong start to game put the Bramabulls in a very good position going into the second period. G. Nehme and M. Testolina each took advantage of the opposition to find the back of the net. As the game progressed the Mighty Drunks made sure to remind everyone the game is not over until the final buzzer as they got some much needed offensive help from Y. Dube and P. Paikopoulos. It was only a matter of time for the Bramabulls offensive weapons to wake up and retake control and strong play from G. Follano to shut the door the rest of the way.
(2)Knights vs Carnage (7)
Carnage takes advantage of the Knights short bench to a commanding lead.
From the start of the game captain F. Pace had a strong game plan in mind to make sure to tire the opponents bench as they were short handed. Once a commanding lead was taken it was to make sure Carnage did not take off their foot off the pedal. As Carnage took a small break of their game plan in the second the Knights fought back into it with goals by R. Kilgour and S. St Louis. While on the other side J. DiMarco took care of the majority of the damage scoring three goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey DiMarco of Carnage. The skilled forward found the back of the net three times tonight and made sure to cut any possibility of the other team of finding life.
Monday June 3
(4)Black Knights vs All Blacks(2)
J-F Di Iorio, Y.Tifu key Black Knights 4-2 win over All Blacks
For the Black Knights, production-from their offensive threats is key to sustained success. J-F Di Iorio and Y.Tifu have the elite skill set to impact a game with their sniping and play making abilities. Tonight, they demonstrated it by combining for six points in a double up victory over the All Blacks. The Black Knights jumped off to the better start, and in doing so built a 3-0 lead just passed the three minute mark of second period. The game appeared to be going in only one direction but that was until the All Blacks finally decided to make a push. It took only a minute and change for C.Ghilarducci and V.Lemire to finally break the barrier and solve F.Gagnon. Still, time wasn't an issue for an equaliser with half the game remaining. But with the Black Knights adjusting, the All Blacks found themselves snake bitten unable to even the score. F.Gagnon was definitely a reason why they pulled it off as the net minder was brilliant earning an early season win.
(4)Punishers vs GK(3)
P.Karvouriaris nets a pair in close victory versus GK
P.Karvouriaris scored twice and T.Bozinakis notched the winner as the Punishers defeated the recent champs of the Premier division. In addition to both players making a huge impact, C.Gingras was perhaps the mastermind behind it all. In one form or another, the highly skilled player will have an influence on the game. Gingras was responsible for setting up three of the Punishers four goals. Both teams don't seem to have any weaknesses of flaws to their game. And even though it's only the first game of the season, the Punishers know that they'll fit right in with plenty of depth. As for the GK, M.David was their best player as the forward struck twice in the loss.
The SalumVino player of the night goes to J-F Di Iorio of the Black Knights. In a close 4-2 win over the All Blacks, J-F Di Iorio showed immediately how he fits right in posting two big goals and an assist.
Tuesday June 4
(7)River Rats vs Punishers (2)
River Rats shake off rusty start with a convincing push back
If the first minute was an indication in everyone's minds where this game was headed then everyone got it wrong. P.Arkalis hoped that his two quick goals into the contest would have been meaningful for the Punishers. Instead, the River Rats were the ones winning the frame on five straight markers. Just that period alone was a clear indication that the River Rats were well on their way to a victory. Led by their captain, M.Richard collected three points while M.DeTorre scored the most with two tallies. Throughout most of the match, the River Rats kept their pace making sure to avoid any sort of life-from the Punishers.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Richard of the River Rats. Even though his club trailed by two early on, the captain felt confident about their chances and responded in a big way to finish the game with three points.
Wednesday May 29
(6)Knights vs Mighty Drunks (7) S.O
M-A Desrosiers monster night lifts Mighty Drunks over Knights
Not only did M-A Desrosier collect a hat trick in the first period, but he was also able to seal it with the game's lone shootout marker. For how crazy the game ended it looked as if the Knights had it wrapped up in regulation time when A.Fonrose scored late in the game for a 6-5 lead. But with the Knights taking an untimely penalty, the door was still opened for a wild finish. P.Paikopoulos came through riffling a huge power play goal and the Mighty Drunks gave themselves a shot at taking the match. Surprisingly enough for how the game went, neither side was able to cap it off in a five minute overtime with plenty of space. By this point, it seemed only fitting that M-A Desrosiers's hot hand would pull the Mighty Drunks through. Desrosiers was the only player out of the six attempts to score in the breakaways. The Knights saw their three tries get denied each time by O.Caillet.
(2)Carnage vs Bramabulls(8)
Balanced scoring fuels Bramabulls in season debut
Backed by a balanced offense, the Bramabulls couldn't have asked for a better start to their season. The pace was dictated early on that saw a power play goal trigger a couple more before the frame ended. S.Liparota opened the scoring with the man advantage and was the only player to score twice during the game. Carnage got their lone tallies- from S.Accaro and J.Bourlakos as the only two players to get the better of G.Follano. Even though it wasn't the ideal start for Carnage, F.Pace won't be too concerned knowing it's still very early into the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M-A Desrosiers of the Mighty Drunks. After collecting a first period hat trick, M-A Desrosiers capped off a stellar performance by netting the lone shootout winner.
Monday May 13 (Final)
(5) GK vs Black Knights (2) Game 2
Champions again GK claims another title
It was another celebratory night for the GK. A 5-2 win over the Black Knights saw the GK take care of business in two straight games to end their playoff run. Things started off well for them when G.Bouchard and P.Genereux each scored for a 2-0 lead. However, the win didn't come without its tribulations, as the end of the period belonged to the Black Knights. In the short span of only 30 seconds, A.Aubut turned the deficit into a tie. Despite the push back, the GK weren't phased at all. Clearly, they looked like they wanted it more by pushing harder to eventually regain their momentum. M.David snapped the tie, J.Bradley took advantage with a power play goal, and the GK made sure that the lead would be protected the rest of the way. No matter how hard the Black Knights tried to bounce back in the game, the offense just wasn't there. M.Fortin was perhaps the major reason as the net minder was sharp remaining flawless for over two periods stopping 34 of 36 shots. After sweeping the River Rats in their previous round, the GK showed once again why they are deserving by doing the same in the final. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com and MBHL, congratulations go out to Dan Nguyen and the GK for winning the Premier division.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Guillaume Bouchard of the GK. In every aspect of the game, G.Bouchard made his presence count-from his sound defensive style while having the ability to create offense that led to one goal and an assist.
Monday May 6 (Final)
(5)GK vs Black Knights(1) Game 1
Sluggish Black Knights not prepared versus a primed GK squad
The long wait before playing Game 1 of the final for the Black Knights proved to be fatal as they came out sluggish. Looks like the rust caught up to them as GK took a commanding 3-0 lead after one period. The GK were quicker to the ball, crisper with it and more eager earning every inch of a 5-1 victory. Eventually the Black Knights did get on board on a lone tally coming-from Z.Lasania. After trading a second period marker, the GK ended their night strong with another tally. The win came with an overall effort that saw five different players take turns finding the back of the net. K.Kuczmarski got credited the winner and M.Fortin was sharp allowing only one goal. Even though its only game one, the Black Knights will need to address a solid start in game two if they plan on extending the series. For now, they'll have an entire week to try and figure out on how to deal with a well oiled GK machine.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Fortin of the GK. With goaltending so important, M.Fortin enabled his team to play with a solid lead while stopping 22 of 23 shots.
Tuesday April 23 (Premier semi final)
(5)GK vs River Rats(2) Game 1
GK pull away with third period outburst to take series lead
A power full offence proved to be too much for the River Rats. The GK erupted for three goals in the third period en route to a 5-2 victory. S.Bellefleur was able to snap the tie while P.Genereux capped it off with his second of the night. Throughout two periods, the River Rats held their own keeping the game extremely close. With the win, the GK will have chance to put an end to the series. It will be up to the River Rats to find solutions in what won't be an easy game two.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P.Genereux. The forward had a multi goal performance and was a constant threat with his high ability to score goals.
Tuesday April 30 (Premier semi final)
(4)GK vs River Rats(2) Game 2
GK advance to final thanks to a pair of late goals
Two late goals-from T.Pham and Y.Labonte meant that the GK advanced to the final with a double up victory over the River Rats. The see saw effect saw the GK end the first period strong on a pair of tallies -from K.Kuczmarski and M.David. Even if the River Rats weren't sharp early, they did tweak their game as they responded with two unanswered markers to even the score heading into the final frame. Unfortunately for the River Rats, the comeback all went out the door. The contest was heading into its last five minutes when T.Pham regained the lead for the GK. This time, they made sure to close it out for good. With this result, the GK will be facing off a familiar opponent in the Black Knights.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to T.Pham of the GK. With the game deadlocked 2-2, T.Pham broke the tie leaving all but five minutes on the clock.
April. 22, 2019
Black Knights finish in first place in Premier division.
Congratulations to the Black Knights who edge out GK to claim #1 seed in the Premier division. The Black Knights will face either GK or River Rats in the Premier finals.
Monday April 15
(1)River Rats vs Black Knights (8)
A.Aubut, J.Gagne complete hat tricks in Knights 8-2 rout of River Rats
Unless they got off to a solid start, the River Rats knew they were in for a long night. They did manage to strike first but that was about it. The Black Knights ended the first period strong on three quick goals only to never look back en route to an easy win. Things started to get a little chippy by the second period. The River Rats got into penalty trouble which allowed the Black Knights to benefit three consecutive times. A.Aubut had already impressed his teammates with his poise when first dressing with the Black Knights but that was nothing compared with what he did tonight. The young talent broke out scoring once in every frame that included the winner. In addition to his performance, J.Gagne continues to be a dominant force in the Premier division. The crafty forward had another masterful game, also posting a hat trick while setting up Aubut on two occasions.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Aubut of the Black Knights. The young talent settled in and went about his game finding the back of the net three times for a hat trick.
Tuesday April 16
(2)AREZ vs GK(4)
AREZ effort vs GK something to build on despite loss
The AREZ may have dropped the game but might have proven something to themselves anyway .At the very least, they felt like they could hang with one of the best teams in ball hockey. This game was only decided by the very last play of the game when J.Bradley fed an empty cage. Up until that point, the GK carried a slight 3-2 lead. P.DiGiacomo snapped a 2-2 third period tie leaving ten minutes for AREZ to respond. Even though they couldn't get there, the AREZ felt good about their game. From-the opening draw, each shift was dialled up to be more intense than the other. Cleary, they extremely looked prepared despite losing.
(3)AREZ vs United Armenians (6)
United Armenians take advantage of tired AREZ
They just came off a brilliant effort and were stuck playing a second straight game without any room to breathe. Knowing this, the United Armenians played it smart and too their advantage. By simply working it a shift at a time, good things would eventually happen. After settling for a 1-1 first period tie, E.Mavroudis and A.Melkonian would each score and the United Armenians would enter the final stretch carrying a 3-2 lead. It showed by then that the AREZ were running out of steam. K.Kavan put the dagger posting two late goals including an empty net marker. Despite the loss, M-A Haber helped set up two markers while netting one himself in the third period.
(1)Punishers vs Capitals (2)
Capitals edge out Punishers in battle for first place
The Capitals and the Punishers found themselves in a duel of fates on Tuesday night to see who could break the tie and take first place of the division. The game was a tight one as expected, with scoring done in only the second period. During that frame, the Capitals scored twice with goals-from M-A Morin and E.Lemieux. Towards the end of the period, A.Cote finally got the Punishers on board to pull within one. But the Capitals weren't giving much on this night making the Punishers offense work for every inch. After peppering C.Fortin with 24 shots, the net minder wasn't budging allowing only Cote to beat him. This result puts a stamp on the regular season for the C bracket.
All four teams will be participating in a best of three semi final round. The match ups are as follows:
(1) Capitals vs AREZ(4) AREZ know that in order to have a chance they need to keep it close and tight while getting exceptional goaltending. The Capitals are simply more skilled as a team and will use their talent in their quest for bigger and better things to come.
(2)Punishers vs United Armenians (3) The United Armenians will need to find a way to take the lead. When playing up, the opposition tends to take risks and that's where the United Armenians will need to take advantage. But just like in the other series, the Punishers have a ton of fire power which will make them incredibly hard to stop.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Claude Fortin of the Capitals. Limiting the Punishers to only one goal isn't easy to do but Fortin was able to manage it after facing 24 shots.
Thursday April 18
(5)GK Lite vs Bengals HC(2)
S.Leclair riffles a pair to help lead GK Lite over Bengals HC
With the help of two goals by S.Leclair, the GK Lite were able to defeat the Bengals HC On Thursday night. The GK Lite took the second period by storm doing most of the damage with three markers. C.St-Hilaire scored just prior to the mid way point that held up for the winner. The Bengals HC did the right thing by striking first courtesy of C.Plaisir. The problem is that in order to defeat the GK Lite, more was needed. K.Kuczmarski eventually evened the score before setting up Leclaire both times.
(2)Band Aids vs Quebec Masters(5)
Quebec Masters use five different goal scorers to defeat Band Aids
It was an impressive offensive showing for the Quebec Masters as five different goal scorers helped defeat the Band Aids. And although he didn't find the back of the net, R.Rourke helped make three goals happen. Things started off good for the Band Aids when A.Guillemette scored early. Unable to build on it, the Band Aids saw the game slowly drift away .The next four tallies belonged to the Quebec Masters, who never looked back securing a 5-2 victory. J.Urquhart notched the winner and C.Fortin stopped 23 of 25 shots allowing only A.Guillemette to get the better of him.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to S.Leclair of the GK Lite. After setting up his clubs opening goal, S.Leclair wasn't done yet adding two markers as the only multi goal scorer of the contest.
Monday April 8
(4)GK vs Black Knights (5) O.T
J.Gagne leads the charge again, buries hat trick and helper on Ozair's winner
J.Gagne's fourth point of the game, only a minute into overtime, helped set up W.Ozair's winner capping off a nice comeback win for the Black Knights on Monday night. For the way the game began, it looked like the GK were on their way to a victory after jumping to a 3-1 first period lead .M.David provided the early showcase participating in all three tallies before finishing his night with two goals and two assists. But perhaps the biggest story was the play of J.Gagne. The crafty forward was so effective that the Black Knights benefited three times with goals-from their top gun. While some of the Black Knights top forwards have been producing decently, the depth trio between A.Desrosiers, Z.Lasania and J.Uppal have really stepped up their game when called upon on. The three were constantly putting pressure pinning the GK defence while forcing them to circle back and try to start another rush taking precious time away-from the clock. The Black Knights know in order to defeat the GK that all their elements need to be in full force. Y.Benmegdoul faced some waves of chances, and despite allowing four tallies was still a vital reason why the Black Knights prevailed in the end. With this result, the Black Knights grabbed sole position of the A bracket of the Premier division.
(8)GK vs Band Aids(3)
GK rock the Band Aids with 8-3 victory
Coming off a heartbreaking defeat, the GK made a statement in their ensuing match versus the Band Aids. There was almost no way that D.Nguyen and all his troops would concede a second straight loss. Once again, the GK started with a bang building a 3-1 lead after only one period. The second period was not taken for granted this time as they kept putting pressure that resulted into two more goals. M.David, A.Mirolla and K.Kuczmarski struck often as all three players shared two markers each. The Band Aids did get some satisfaction by the third period when A.Palucci and M.Boriero each scored to solve L.Augustin. Clearly, fatigue played no role in this contest for the GK, who salvaged the night with a victory.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Black Knights. Time and time again, the Black Knights know they can rely on J.Gagne, who went on another scoring frenzy potting a hat trick and a helper on the sudden death winner.
Tuesday April 9
(2)GK Lite vs Punishers (0)
L.Augustin shines for GK Lite in 2-0 shutout win over Punishers
L.Augustin stopped every shot his way as the GK Lite were able to notch a 2-0 shutout win over the Punishers. After a scoreless first period, the GK Lite tacked the first goal of the game onto the score board at the four minute mark of the frame. That was the first of two on the night for P.Genereux with his second coming very late in the contest. The Punishers had plenty of moments to even the score, but Augustin turned all of their bids aside. For how well balanced both teams are offensively, this result showed that the GK Lite can beat you any way possible.
(0)United Armenians vs River Rats(2)
C.Stavriadis pitches shutout as River Rats blank United Armenians
The River Rats masked man stifled the United Armenians after facing 23 shots. The River Rats knew in order to take the win that a grinding effort was required. That game plan was evident-from the get go as everyone committed to a responsible man on man effort. M.Richard opened the scoring while M.Crialese stamped it on a fairly late marker. For a regular season game, this contest had the making of a playoff contest. Both teams played high intensity hockey that resulted in over 30 penalty minutes.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philppe Genereux of the GK Lite. In a night where goal scoring was scarce, P.Genereux couldn't be denied netting both goals in his club's 2-0 victory over the Punishers.
Thursday April 11
(3)Band Aids vs Capitals (5)
Capitals use 4 unanswered goals to defeat Band Aids
After conceding the first goal of the evening, the Capitals scored four in a row to beat the Band Aids on Thursday night. The spark was led by M-A Morin, who tied the game before setting up two teammates. The match looked like it was going to be a sure victory for the Capitals up until R.Gore decided otherwise. The Band Aids forward was on a tear bagging all three markers for his club. His third tally unfortunately came a little too late. By pulling out their net minder, M.Champagne solidified the victory with his second in an empty cage.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ryan Gore of the Band aids. Even though his club didn't get the result, R.Gore gave them a chance by bagging all three goals in the loss.
Monday April 1
J.Chiropoulos, C.Gingras and C.Gagnon dominant in second match for Punishers
While the Communists set out to try and stop them, the click between J.Chiropoulos, C.Gingras and C.Gagnon played a huge factor in the second game of the miniseries. All three players clicked throughout the entire match combining for eleven points. Prior to that game, both sides played to an even 2-2 draw. After trailing twice, A.Cote evened the score on both occasions for the Punishers. The shootout saw no one beat the net minders as N.Mackeen and M.Melo of the Communists stole the show denying all three attempts. For a rare time this season, the Communists had a deep line up. The problem was that they went up against a solid Punishers team that can beat you at any given time. D.Provost-Jarry once again continues to be a force for the Communists as the pesky forward collected three out of a possible four points.
(2)Punishers vs Communists (2) S.O
(2)Communist's vs Punishers (6)
Les Yables stuck facing tough test with short bench
Les Yables knew they had their work cut out for them on Monday night. By playing with only two changes versus the Armadillos, a near perfect game was required or taking a lead in hopes of protecting it long enough. Unfortunately, they fell behind in both games and were stuck playing against a stingy defence and solid net minder in C.Stavriadis. G.Bouchard opened and closed the scoring in the first encounter to help provide a 4-3 victory. The second match strangely needed P.Lapointe to feed an empty cage on two occasions to collect the winner in a close 3-2 result. Les Yables notched both their goals very late to spoil C.Stravriadis's shutout. Perhaps the biggest story of these encounters was the incredible play of Les Yables's captain. A.Gervais was an absolute force riffling all five goals for his club.
(3)Les Yables vs Armadillos (4)
(3)Armadillos vs Les Yables(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alexi Gervais of Les Yables. Even though his club couldn't get the results, A.Gervais gave his few line mates every chance possible by bagging all five goals in both games versus the Armadillos.
Tuesday April 2
Tocas letting precious points slip away
It was right there for the taking. Even though they collected only one pint in the first game, the Tocas appeared to be heading for a much needed win in the ensuing match. Up 2-1 after one period, things looked promising up until one player shattered the hopes of a team in desperate need for points. S.Robineault, in the blink of an eye turned a deficit into a slight lead for the Dragons. To his help, G.DeMarinis set up twice as part of a four point performance. The game winner came shortly after the Tocas took a four minute penalty. Entering the night, the Tocas knew that they had their work cut out for them. And despite putting up a good challenge, collecting a single point may not cut it. The good news is that they still hold the cards but it will take a full out perfect night in order to get it done.
(2)Dragons vs Tocas(2) S.O
(2)Tocas vs Dragons (4)
Yellow T-Shirts show determination in important clash with Immigrant
The Yellow T-Shirts showed some character and swagger-from the very first shift, and it paid dividends on Monday night. The message was loud and clear that in order to secure a playoff spot, a single regulation victory was required. They did manage to take the opening game in a shootout but it still wasn't enough for what they were aiming for. The second game saw everyone pushing even harder, and in result two straight goals had gone in. Les Immigrant did cut the lead in half on a power play goal-from A.Daghlian just prior to the period ending. That tally never once fazed the Yellow T-Shirts, who immediately responded in the second period to regain a two goal margin. By carrying that kind of a lead, there was almost no chance that Les Immigrant would put themselves back in the game, especially the way the Yellow Shirts defended. S.Sauk was stellar and a big reason why his club collected five out of a possible six points.
(2)Yellow T-Shirts vs Les Immigrant(1) S.O
(1)Les Immigrant vs Yellow T-Shirts(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of the Yellow T-Shirts. After facing a total of 29 shots, S.Sauk allowed only two goals, collected a pair of wins while denying three straight shootout attempts.
Monday April 1
(2)United Armenians vs GK(9)
United Armenians over powered by GK onslaught
After a slow start, goals eventually came fast and furious for the GK on Monday night. The GK like to use their speed with and without the ball often forcing opponents to make mistakes. Leading the charge offensively was P.DiGiacomo, who buried his hat trick by the end of the second period. K.Gamache chipped in as well notching a pair. The United Armenians didn't help their cause visiting the penalty box on numerous occasions. During that time, the GK capitalised twice with the man advantage. The win helps improve the GK to a 6-1 record while the United Armenians are stuck with only three points in eight games.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Phil DiGiacomo of the GK. By the time the second period ended, DiGiacomo had already put three away to earn a hat trick.
Tuesday April 2
(5)GK Lite vs Capitals (7)
Capitals beat GK Lite to cap crazy roller coaster ride
It was a crazy contest, crammed full of offence and momentum swings bristled with plenty of intensity. But the Capitals refused to keel over saving their best for last versus a skilled hockey team. M.Boucher bagged the winner, and V.Bisson scored twice in what was a roller coaster ride of a hockey game. Neither side ever had a goal advantage after two periods. Apart-from the empty net goal, the Capitals barely won the final frame when M.Boucher snapped a very late tie. Both teams showed plenty of purpose moving their feet all game long while creating many chances. It wasn't the best nights for the net minders, but that was to be expected for how solid both teams are offensively. Despite the loss, P.Genereux was an absolute thorn riffling a hat trick while setting up P-M Chenier.
(4)Quebec Masters vs River Rats(5)
River Rats hang on after late surge
The score may suggest a very close contest but that's only because the Quebec Masters used three very late goals to pull within one. Prior to that, this game was dominated by the River Rats. H.Merone tallied a pair and D.Blais along with M.Dettore each scored in the third period for what looked like a substantial lead. However, the ending of this contest put a little fear to the River Rats, who felt relieved that there wasn't enough time for the Quebec Masters to equalise. J.D'Amico's leadership proves again to be contagious as the captain bagged two out of his clubs four goals. Unfortunately for the Quebec Masters, they couldn't get there in time. The River Rats played well overall dictating much of the pace while doing it with only eight players dressed.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Martin Boucher of the Capitals. His teammates couldn't be prouder for their veteran defenseman that knows the game well. At a crucial time in need of a goal, M.Boucher came through snapping a late 5-5 tie.
Thursday April 4
(1)Bengals HC vs Punishers (8)
C.Gingras nets 3, Punishers cruise for easy win
There didn't appear much that the Bengals HC could have done to slow down the Punishers on Thursday night. In every aspect of the game, the Punishers took it to their opponent. C.Gingras led the way with a hat trick while K.Kakivelis notched a pair. The Bengals HC saw their single bright moment occur when V.Singh got the better of A.Bitsakis. It's a result that the HC Bengals will need to simply forget about and only focus at what's ahead.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Punishers. In what was a lopsided affair, C.Gingras tallied the most for a hat trick and an assist.
Monday March 25
(3)Black Knights vs GK(5) S.O
GK Grind it out and get rewarded with shootout win
Despite falling behind 2-0, the GK were not ready to call it a night. It's never ideal trailing, but if there is one team that can overcome the odds, the GK makes the top of the list. It took up until the nine minute mark of the second period before they finally cracked the barrier and got on board thanks to G.Bouchard. Clearly, that goal triggered H.Nguyen to follow suit, and all of a sudden a two goal deficit turned into a coin toss situation heading into the final period. The go ahead marker did belong to K.Kuczmarski of the GK, who thought they had it wrapped up with just over four minutes remaining. Only a minute and change had passed before S.Provencal responded with the equaliser. By then, both sides made sure to tighten the noose afraid to make any sort of mistakes. With overtime solving nothing, a shootout was left to determine a potential winner. This is one area that you don't want to face the GK. It seems like every time K.Kuczmarski gets called up to take a shootout, a sure goal is in the making. The highly skilled forward once again did not disappoint by faking out C.Confuorti on his patented back hand move. Then, just to re assure the win, Y.Labonte couldn't have been a better pick to complete the shootout. M.Dauphinais was also stellar denying two attempts.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mattew Dauphinais of the GK. After giving up two first period goals, the net minder shook it off and responded in a big way enabling his team to bounce back and earn a shootout win.
Tuesday March 26
(4)United Armenians vs Punishers (5)
Punishers use late scoring barrage to stun United Armenians
No matter how hard you try you just can't count out the Punishers. The United Armenians were stuck facing a total collapse in a very short period of time. Down 3-2, the Punishers flipped the switch bagging three goals in only three minutes. P.Karvouriaris and C.Gingras were behind the madness as both players complemented each other all game involved in all five goals for the Punishers. As much as the Punishers are solid overall, it is safe to say that tonight's win came largely due to both players. The United Armenians relied more on balanced scoring as four different players found the back of the net.
(3)River Rats vs Black Knights (5)
Black Knights erase three goal deficit, rally to trounce River Rats
Staring at a three goal deficit by the early stages of the second period, the Black Knights managed to snag five in a row and stun the River Rats on Tuesday night. Clearly it wasn't the ideal start, especially against a rival opponent. But the Black Knights know that it takes a full out game in order to be defeated. By taking it a shift at a time, the momentum would eventually shift in their favour. O.Wahid definitely stood out in a big way as the forward put together three straight goals to even up the score. From-there, the Black Knights had a whole third period to keep pressing the matter. The Black Knights showed that they went for the kill as it took only two minutes for Payam Assadi to break the tie and jump ahead for the first time in the game. When a team rides that kind momentum, it becomes hard for any opponent to respond. The River Rats, when considering key player's missing-from their line up, managed to put up a good challenge, even if it involves letting go of a 3-0 lead.
(1)Bengals HC vs Capitals (7)
A.Boucher, C.Bezeau power Capitals past Bengals HC
The Capitals started quickly and just kept going against the Bengals HC. A.Boucher and C.Bezeau did most of the damage combining for eleven points while the captain M.Champagne scored twice at very important times during the game. For a period it looked like the Bengals HC were hanging in there with the Capitals. Then, the second period happened, and this contest took a different turn. The Capitals bagged three unanswered goals before capping it off with a pair by the third period. F.Rolland was terrific in net facing 18 shots allowing only O.Wahid to beat him.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ozair Wahid of the Black Knights. In what was a remarkable comeback win versus the River Rats, the Black Knights forward helped mount it by scoring three times. In addition to his two goal performance, W.Ozair's night wasn't over as he played immediately after with the Bengals HC where he notched his clubs lone goal.
Thursday March 28
(0)Quebec Masters vs GK Lite(5)
GK Lite roll to shutout win over Quebec Masters
The GK Lite rolled to a 5-0 win over the Quebec Masters on Thursday night, with goalie L.Augustin leading the way with a shutout performance. Augustin stopped all 15 shots, while A.Tan led the charge up front with two goals, both in which were set up by K.Vincent. The GK LIte dominated their opponent early on with a 14-0 shot advantage that led to four tallies. The match did slow down-from that point on which saw no urgency-from the two sides. Unable to get anything going up front and defensively, the Quebec Masters will need to put this one behind them quickly and focus only on what is ahead of them. K.Chanton, D.Legace and K.Vincent also went on to score for the GK LIte, who are sitting high with an impressive 7-1 record.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Lincy Augustin of the GK Lite. Not once did the net minder flinch, denying all 15 shots to earn a shutout.
Wednesday March 20
(8)Left Wings vs Fat Cats(3)
Fat Cats die out in final stretch, Left Wings erupt with six third period goals
A five point performance-from D.Provost-Jarry launched the Left Wings to victory over the Fat Cats on Wednesday night. Provost-Jarry started the eruption by setting up three straight goals before netting his second to take a strangle hold on the match. M-A Morin was also in on most of the action striking three times while collecting an assist. For two straight periods, neither side came out on top. The Fat Cats once again saw their short bench come to bite them in the end. It wasn't long ago that both teams met with the game favouring the Fat Cats by the same result.
(4)Bramabulls vs UD Redz(2)
Bramabulls score two late goals to preserve unbeaten streak
The Bramabulls, who have yet to drop a game this season, used two late goals to preserve their winning streak. Although wins are hard to come by at this stage of the season good teams tend to find ways to win hockey games. Tonight was another example of that with D.Verta coming through for his second late in the game snapping a 2-2 tie. Then, just to play it safe, J.DeSua widened the margin and the Bramabulls celebrated their ninth straight victory. Even though the UD Redz fell short, this loss will remind them that anything can happen. Both their goals came-from the very same J.Abou-Sabha as the only player to get the better of the Bramabulls net minder.
(2)Knights vs Fat Roy(5)
N.Gikas sparks a pair in 5-2 win for Fat Roy
The Knights had a tough time hiding their disappointment for how the game went down in the second half. N.Gikas broke a second period 1-1 tie, and P.Elizardo followed up late in the same frame to provide a two goal cushion. The first five minutes of the third period had a wild start to it with Fat Roy outscoring the Knights 2-1. N.Gikas was able to nod his second with the help of J.Pantelis and K.Fiore. Cleary that momentum enabled the Fat Roy to be the better team. After facing 20 shots, J.Sanoudakis earned the win in net.
(4)Buckshots vs Carnage (2)
Buckshots overcome slow start in double up win over Carnage
It wasn't their best start to the night but the Buckshots knew they had plenty of time to adjust and get it right. And once they entered the second period, the response was there as they strung two straight goals to grab their first lead of the game. The go ahead marker came late in the second period courtesy of N.Erimos. Despite the bad stretch, Carnage had more than enough time to flip the switch. Unfortunately, their first period tallies was all the scoring they managed. J.Liopoulos was perhaps the major reason why Carnage couldn't get their much needed scoring as the net minder was stellar throughout two straight periods.
(3)Knights vs Horsemen (4)
Knights drop the ball late, come up empty handed in double header night
Five little minutes was all they needed to kill off. The Knights did everything right for well over two periods carrying what seemed like a sufficient 3-1 lead. Then, the final five minutes arrived, and the nightmare began. The Horsemen did something remarkable in the final instances of the game. With the help of D.Greco's play making skills, P.Carone, D.Galloro and V.Pandza all benefited in the short span of barely four minutes. The Knights may have come off a tough loss versus Fat Roy but that pales in comparison on how they let this one slip away.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Bramabulls. With the game on the line, D.Verta came up big late in the contest bagging his second to snap a 2-2 tie while preserving a massive winning streak.
Thursday March 21
(5)Scorpion's vs Mighty Drunks (2)
H.Sedeghi natural hat trick powers Scorpions
H.Sedeghi scored three goals, and in every possible way to help lead the Scorpions over the Mighty Drunks. After netting his first on an even strength tally, the Scorpions forward buried his second with the man advantage while completing his hat trick in a shorthanded situation. All three goals came in the second period alone which put the Scorpions in the driver's seat up 4-0.Finally, the Mighty Drunks got on board thanks to a pair of markers-from S.Archambault, but the damage had already been done. There was no doubt that M.Cimenelli was somehow involved offensively. Game in and game out, the Scorpions know that they can rely on him, and tonight wasn't any different as he opened and closed the scoring while collecting a helper.
Monday March 18
(9)Capitals vs United Armenians (2)
United Armenians crushed by Capitals in 9-2 rout
The Capitals only started to look serious as of the mid way point of the game. Prior to that moment, this contest was extremely close with the Capitals up only 3-2.Then, the game started to shift and the United Armenians slowly fell apart giving up three tallies just before the second period ended. T.Bertin dressed for a first time this season and wasted no time making an immediate impact with three consecutive markers. M-A Bernier chipped in with a pair while setting up the games last four goals. Most areas of the game favoured the Capitals, who had a 37-20 shot advantage. The United Armenians got their lone tallies-from Y.Derohannessian and E.Mavroudis as the only two players to figure out C.Fortin.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc-Andre Bernier of the Capitals. In almost every instance that the Capitals scored, M-A Bernier had his hand in on it accumulating a total of six points.
Tuesday March 19
(7)GK vs River Rats(1)
GK score 4 in third to pull away
While things started off tight between the two, the third period belonged only to the GK. P.DiGiacomo's early third period goal deflated the River Rats, who found themselves trailing 4-1 from-that point. Clearly the GK were much more superior dominating many aspects of the game. Offensively, Terrance was the only player to score twice while M.Fortin took care of the back end stopping all but one shot. This result definitely wasn't what the River Rats were expecting. M.Richard may have scored but wasn't pleased on what he got-from his teammates. Unless they address key aspects of their game, the River Rats will continue to struggle.
Wednesday March 13
(6)UD Redz vs Fat Cats(1)
N.Zahabi's 4 assists leads to 6-1 win for UD Redz
N.Zahabi had an incredible four assists and six different players scored as the UD Redz steamrolled through the Fats Cats. The game was barely eleven minutes old when the UD Redz struck four times to dictate the terms early. Unable to recover, the Fat Cats had nothing going for them. It wasn't up until the three minute mark of the third period that G.DeMarinis cracked the barrier. Till that point, Y.Beaulieu kept a clean sheet stopping everything his way.
(4)Fat Roy vs Carnage (3)
Big third period helps Fat Roy top Carnage
Fat Roy left Carnage behind with a big third period. C.Papadatos scored his second and N.Gikas followed up with the winner in what was a grind till the final whistle. Both teams traded two first period goals while going through a scoreless second period leaving only fifteen minutes or more to decide things. Unlike Carnage, wins have been hard to come by for Fat Roy this season, who just snapped a four game losing streak. N.Gikas did more than notch the winner as the quick forward was behind setting up L.Frino and C.Papadatos in the first period.
(7)Mighty Drunks vs Horsemen (4)
Mighty Drunks take all three frames to down Horsemen
The Mighty Drunks broke it down simple and efficient. They won every single frame by a slight margin and got the expected goaltending-from O.Caillet. M.Beaudry scored twice in the first period right after M-A Desrosiers opened the scoring, who also went on to add his second early in the third period. The Horsemen let the game slip away by the second period where they allowed three straight goals before finishing off strong to pull within two. In hopes of riding a strong finish, the Horsemen realised that it just wasn't their night when M-A Desrosiers scored early in the final stretch for a sufficient 6-3 lead.
(9)Scorpions vs Buckshots(10) S.O
Eight goals not enough for either side, Buckshots go the extra distance for shootout win
Defence was not top of mind Wednesday night as the Buckshots took a 10-9 thrilling shootout win over the Scorpions. The attack came out with guns blazing as both sides thought only of offense rather than back checking or trying to help the net minders. Perhaps they figured the more they scored the better the odds were of winning. Sadly, striking eight times still wasn't enough as a shootout was required. During that time, the Buckshots got it one better thanks to K.Kavan and C.Chanzos getting the better of P.Patel. Before netting the winner in the breakaways, C.Chanzos shared a two goal performance with M.Destounis as both players combined for seven points. As for the Scorpions, M.Cimenelli was almost guaranteed of feasting in these types of games as the skilled forward did not disappoint bagging three goals and an assist. To his help, B.Douek had a very product night responsible for setting up five markers.
(8)Bramabulls vs Left Wings(2)
Bramabulls put it into fifth gear by third period
With a 4-2 lead heading into the third period, the Bramabulls would pull away-from the Left Wings. The game was fairly close up until that point. When considering that the Bramabulls had only two lines and eight goals scored, usually a player or two would nod at least a pair. However, it wasn't the case as eight different players chipped in offensively. The captain did get credited the winner .A.DiPerna scored just shy of the mid way point of the match to regain a two goal cushion. Even though the goal scoring was balanced, J.Palmitano had a little more influence on the result adding three helpers to his tally.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Niko Gikas of Fat Roy. After setting up his clubs first two goals, N.Gikas couldn't have picked his winner at a better time leading Fat Roy to close 4-3 victory.
Monday March 11
(3)Punishers vs United Armenians (2) O.T
Keyed by late rally, Punishers top United Armenians in overtime
The Punishers had a flair for dramatics on Monday night. Just when it looked like the clash against the United Armenians was over, the Punishers came alive late in the game to level. C.Gingras rescued his club in the dying moments before setting up K.Tsoukalas barely a minute into overtime. Throughout most of the match, the United Armenians stuck to their game plan. K.Koutsogiannopoulos opened the scoring followed with a late first period marker by A.Melkonian. That lead forced the Punishers to make changes in their game in hopes of bouncing back. And after finally getting to G.Follano late in the second period, the door was now open for a comeback. The unfortunate part of the United Armenians was that they couldn't bleed out the clock long enough.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to K.Tsoukalas of the Punishers. By finding himself at the right spot, K.Tsoukalas helped complete a nice comeback by netting the sudden death winner.
Tuesday March 12
(3)GK Lite vs River Rats(2) S.O
K.Kuczmarski, money player for GK Lite
Weather it's during the game or in a shootout, K.Kuczmarski will hurt you either way. There aren't many players who make it a regularity to make a difference game in and game out, but it's safe to say that K.Kuczmarski represents the few. Tonight's case was just another example of him influencing the match in a big way. After setting up S.Hrivnak, the dynamic forward showed off his skills once more in the shootout as only player to solve the net minders. The River Rats had to battle twice to tie the game with goals coming-from C.Crialese. While he was the only player to find the back of the net for the River Rats so was S.Hrivnak for the GK Lite, who struck both times in the win. M.Fortin faced 18 shots and denied three shootout attempts to get the better of his counterpart M.Gauvreau.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Fortin of the GK Lite. By not only maintaining the lead for the GK Lite, the net minder stole the show in the shootout stopping all three breakaway attempts.
Thursday March 14
(5)Quebec Masters vs Bengals HC(2)
Bengals HC overpowered by Quebec Masters
In a game where the Quebec Masters never lost the lead, the Bengals HC found themselves out powered and fell by a 5-2 score. That being said most of the action did occur in the second half of the game where things started to shift towards the Quebec Masters favour. Scoring efforts came-from five different players with J.Lulic credited the winner. The Bengals HC realised how difficult it was to rebound against a team that knows how to manage a lead. With that much experience, the Quebec Masters know how to address their priorities. S.Lion couldn't be happier with a better defence in front of him. Knowing that his main focus was to stop the initial shot, S.Lion was confident that a rebound opportunity was highly unlikely. R.Modi ,P.DiGiacomo and J.Morina clicked on both goals for the Bengals HC. The other four tallies for the Quebec Masters came courtesy of R.Rourke, J.Correa, F.D'Alphana and S.Morello.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Stephane Lion of the Quebec Masters. The goaltender never put his club in a bind by making the key and necessary saves en route to a 12 save victory.
Monday March 4
G.Pisanelli in a league of his own
Its not at all a stretch to say that G.Pisanelli was responsible for both LG HC wins on Monday night. Plain and simple, G.Pisanelli couldn't be stopped. The forward was on the court for every possible goal that his team scored. In the first game alone, Pisanelli bagged three markers all with the help of P.Doulis. In addition to their contributions, F.Baratta delivered in a big way as well allowing only one tally. The LG HC looked to be headed for a second straight win. After all, they led 2-0 and needed all but one frame to kill off. But for Les Immigrant, as its been their identity all season, a relentless effort will often pay dividends. The trailing side never gave up and got eventually rewarded with two straight goals-from A.Addante and A.Zeinalian. By that point, only a shootout was left to decide a potential winner. Unfortunately for Les Immigrant, G.Pisanelli was one of the shooters for the LG HC. The LG HC forward was the only player to score out of the six combined attempts. And for a second straight game, F.Baratta excelled between the pipes.
(3)LG HC vs Les Immigrant(1)
(2)Les Immigrant vs LG HC(3) S.O
Les Yables use one good period to split with Armadillos
The Armadillos needed a full team effort to shut out a team like Les Yables. By completely neutralizing their offence, C.Stavriadis and the Armadillos enjoyed a 3-0 shutout victory to jump start the night. Two out of the three goals came-from G.Vouloumanos with the help of S.Kipopoulos. Les Yables must have said something in between games that flipped the script in the ensuing match. However, nothing was clear on where the contest was headed up until the final stretch. Both sides traded one goal apiece in the first period. Then, Les Yables figured out the Armadillos defence and erupted for three unanswered goals. Leading the charge was P.Corbin, who snapped a 1-1 tie. D.Marcotte and T.Charpentier went on to score as well as both players combined for five points. After giving up three in the opening game, J-F Simard was denied only once to earn the win in net.
(3)Armadillos vs Les Yables(0)
(4)Les Yables vs Armadillos(1)
P.Piakopoulos avoids second straight shootout with late goal
For how evenly matched the Dragons and Chic Choc were on Monday night, only a very late play in the second encounter favoured the Dragons. The first contest saw no winners as both sides settled for a 4-4 draw. Already with a goal each during the match, G.DeMarinis and S.Robineault made their breakaways count for the Dragons. The Chic Choc had no doubt that M.Ethier and J-R Lemay would do the same as both players often come through in the big moments. While things appeared to be headed for a second straight shootout, one late played proved to be the heartbreaker for the Chic Choc. P.Paikopoulos had already collected two assists before closing it out with only 30 seconds left on the clock. The Chic Choc felt disappointed for a couple of reasons. First off, they led 2-0 only to let the lead slip away, and by allowing a very late tally.
(4)Dragons vs Chic Choc(4) S.O
(3)Chic Choc vs Dragons(4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giancarlo Pisanelli of the LG HC. The highly skilled forward shined once again, this time having his hand involved in every goal that included a shootout winner.
Monday March 4
(7)Black Knights vs Punishers(2)
Punishers fall victim to J.Gagne five point night
The match up between the Black Knights and the Punishers got off to a pretty one sided start on Monday. Black Knights forward J.Gagne notched a hat trick as part of a five point performance, and W.Ozair keeps finding the back of the net posting his second by the end of the second period. The Punishers clearly weren't at their best. For well over two periods, they couldn't get any offence going. F.Gagnon kept getting in the way denying every shot up until the mid way point of the third period where the Punishers finally cracked the barrier. B.Vassilakis and J.Rochon were the only two players to solve Gagnon, who went on to face 16 shots in his debut with Black Knights to earn the win in net.
(3)United Armenians vs Capitals(4)
Capitals rally with two late goals
The Capitals won a nail biter with a 4-3 victory over the United Armenians. The game was a drama filled, intense contest on Monday night that saw the Capitals score two late goals in the final minute to stun the United Armenians. P.Bibeau levelled the game right before M-A Bernier won it only seconds later. In what felt and seemed like a sure victory turned into a nightmare finish for the United Armenians. Both sides played through a scoreless first period. The second frame did belong to the United Armenians courtesy of three goals-from H.Jerjian, K.Kavan and Y.Derohannession. And while things appeared to be going in the right direction, 30 little seconds were all that was needed to kill off and secure the win. Instead, the Capitals made an incredible late push to steal the match-from their opponent.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Black Knights. Once again, the Black Knights forward made a huge impact, posting a hat trick as part of a five point performance.
Tuesday March 5
(4)GK vs River Rats(2) S.O
M.Fortin excels stopping two shootout attempts for GK
M.Fortin stopped 19 shots and two attempts in the shootout as the GK claimed a 4-2 victory over a familiar opponent. The River Rats grabbed two leads but couldn't build on them long enough as the GK responded both times to level. M.Dettore and J.Palmitano each tallied for the River Rats while P.DiGiacomo and A.Tan did the scoring for the GK. It came to no one's surprise that this game would go the distance. It's what came to be expected-from two evenly matched teams that understand each other's tendencies. And since a shootout was the only determining factor, the GK won the battle on this particular night. Already with a goal, P.DiGiacomo made his breakaway attempt count as did K.Kuczmarski, who seems to never miss in these situations.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M.Fortin of the GK. Apart-from having a stellar match during three periods of hockey, M.Fortin enabled his club to collect the win after frustrating M.Martineau and M.Dettore in the shootout.
Thursday March 7
(4)Quebec Masters vs Band Aids (4)
Band Aids settle for tie with Quebec Master's on A.Palucci's late goal
The Quebec Masters looked like they were headed for a victory but the Band Aids had other ideas. Rescued by A.Palucci's late marker, neither team had the chance to celebrate a win on Thursday night. The start favoured the Quebec Masters building a 2-0 lead only to see it vanish for a moment early in the second period when B.Godfrey struck for a second time to put the Band Aids in front. Then, with the help of J.Correa's third and fourth assist, J-F Pilon was able to benefit twice to restore the lead for the Quebec Masters. That goal also came late in the game but couldn't hold up long enough. P.Farinelli had a strong night scoring twice as part of a four point performance for the Quebec Master's.
(4)GK Lite vs Bengals HC(2)
GK Lite kick start night with four straight goals
Throughout most of the match, the GK Lite played their usual poised and possession game that eventually led to a comfortable lead. Four different players had scored before the Bengals HC finally got to G.Raymond. By then, less than eight minutes remained for an improbable comeback. Chaudry did manage to cut the lead in half shortly after but that was as close as it got for the Bengals HC. The GK LIte got their winner-from Y.Medini, who benefited-from Mckenzi's second assist of the night. After facing 18 shots, G.Raymond captured the win over his counterpart S-H Shaikh.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Julio Correa of the Quebec Master's. Sometimes a player doesn't need to score to make a big difference. In all four of his clubs goals, Correa collect four primary assists to help capture a point to the standings.
Wednesday February 27
(4)Knights vs Buckshot's(5) O.T
P.Legatos scores twice including OT winner to sink Knights
P.Legatos's big game helped the Buckshot's edge out the Knights in extra time. His two goals couldn't have come at a better moment. With the Buckshot's trailing 3-2 early in the second period, Legatos wasted no time for a quick response. The Buckshot's were hoping to run out the clock being up 4-3 with less than four minutes remaining but couldn't close it out due to S.Ruggiero's hot hand. The Knights forward had another one of his trademark performances posting three out of his clubs four goals. Unfortunately, they just couldn't fuel off it long enough as P.Legatos seized the moment in overtime.
(4)UD Redz vs Bramabulls(6)
Bramabulls nearly done up until late rally
For much of the contest, this was the template the UD Arez had been searching for. Then, the final three minutes arrived. Instead of celebrating a hard fought match against a team like the Bramabulls, the UD Redz were left to stew over a swift series of events that saw two points vanish into thin air. The late comeback was led by Y.Derohannessian, who evened the score and J.DeSua following up only a minute later to put the Bramabulls in front for good. That was DeSua's second goal of the match. As much as this result may sting the UD Redz, plenty of good will be taken-from it. And that is they know they can compete with the Bramabulls. R.Abdulahad and his captain J.Constantin did all of the scoring as both players each struck twice in the loss.
(8)Fat Cats vs Left Wings(3)
Fat Cats big guns load up in rout of Left Wings
Joe Scalia and A.Gentile caused plenty of fits for the Left Wings on Wednesday night. In the second period alone, both players combined for six points with Scalia finding the back of the net on three occasions. Till that point, the Left Wings appeared to have control of the match up 1-0. Clearly, things turned for the worse as they had to battle-from a three goal deficit entering the final fifteen minutes of play. By then, there was no way that the Fat Cats were letting go of the gas pedal. Both sides traded one goal each before K.Hrivnak scored in an empty cage twice to earn a hat trick.
(6)Carnage vs Fat Roy(4)
Carnage oust Fat Roy in third period surge
With the offense finally getting to work, Carnage overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second period before winning the final lap to edge out Fat Roy. Many players stepped up as five different scorers took turns finding the back of the net. G.Gammieri was the first to get the ball rolling for Carnage while setting up T.Ruvo and P.Stroubakis, who netted his second in an empty cage. Even though Fat Roy played a solid first period, they just couldn't contain an immense pressure set forth by Carnage. J.Pantelis did more than his share in the loss scoring once while setting up A.Kefalinos and C.Zafiropoulos.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Scalia of the Fat Cats. In only one period, the Fat Cats sniper did more than his share bagging three goals that helped provide a 5-2 lead heading into the third period.
Thursday February 28
(5)Mighty Drunks vs Scorpions (3)
Mighty Drunks build big lead in 5-1 rout of Scorpions
It was close while it lasted up until the second period when the Mighty Drunks distanced themselves with two unanswered goals. V.Mancini scored two consecutive tallies before setting up Y.Dube and J-P Bertrand to collect four points. There wasn't much happening for the Scorpions throughout most of the night except for the final moments where they strung two power play markers. M.Cimenelli buried his second with the man advantage for the Scorpions. Another area that the Mighty Drunks are grateful for is their goaltending .O.Caillet remained calm and kept the game out of reach by making the necessary saves.
Wednesday February 20
(6)Mighty Drunks vs Buckshots(4)
Mighty Drunks score 5 third period goals, comeback to beat Buckshots
Exploding for five third period goals has fuelled confidence for the Mighty Drunks that's it's never over till it's over. What made the onslaught particularly special was that it came as part of a come-from behind victory. Throughout most of the match, the Buckshots had control being up 3-1 after two periods. Then, and for whatever reason, things went-from good to sour. The Mighty Drunks relied on nobody but themselves as five different players took turns finding the back of the net. Y.Dube did however get his club on board early in the game and perhaps was their most offensive player scoring twice while setting up M-A Desrosiers and M.Beaudry. The Buckshots did have one thing working all night and that was M.Thakaa, who was stellar posting three out of his clubs four goals.
(7)Fat Cats vs UD Redz(8) O.T
A.Sayed ends wild game between UD Redz and Fat Cats
The goals kept coming as the net minders were stuck fishing balls out of their net wondering how things got out of hand. Sometimes they have no choice but to condition themselves that the outcome will end in a barn burner. As long as neither team builds enough of a cushion, than its fine knowing that they can at least earn a victory. Even with both sides scoring seven goals, it still wasn't enough to declare a winner. F.Gentile hoped that his late third period goal to tie the game would spark some momentum into overtime. Unfortunately for the Fat Cats, it was A.Sayed getting the last word. The sniper opened and closed the scoring for his club sharing a two goal performance with J.Hassan. The Fat Cats saw their scoring concentrated on two particular players only. S.Hrivnak led the way collecting five points while F.Gentile followed up with one goal and three assists.
(5)Left Wings vs Bramabulls(6)
Left Wings come back falls short in loss to Bramabulls
The Left Wings didn't come out on top Wednesday, but it certainly wasn't due to a lack of guts. After facing a 4-1 deficit, the Left Wings fought back to even the score. Still, the Bramabulls found a way to regain the lead figuring it may have been good enough. Clearly it wasn't the case as D.Provost used his third point of the frame to tie the game once more. Unfortunately for the Left Wings, the Bramabulls didn't succumb to their rally thanks to A.Moffa's immediate response. That goal left just under two minutes of playing time which felt like an eternity for the Bramabulls considering how the game trended in the third period. They did manage to hold up in the end, and were glad to earn the win after dictating much of the pace. M.Maggiore and A.Moffa helped secure the victory bagging two goals each. As for the Left Wings, D.Provost was an absolute force accumulating two goals and a pair of assists.
(4)Horsemen vs Scorpions (5) O.T
Scorpions give up 2 late goals but salvage win in overtime
The Horsemen showed their will to force overtime against the Scorpions but were upended in the sudden death frame. This contest had two sides to the story. In the first half of the contest, it looked like neither team was able to get on board. It took up until the 8:34 minute mark of the second period for K.Rose of the Scorpions to finally break the ice. That goal was the first of nine that went in including a frantic finish where both teams traded two each in the final five minutes. Even though the Scorpions pulled it off in the end, the win will leave a small bitter taste after giving up two goals in the last 90 seconds. The win came courtesy of A.Clark, who despite being quiet on the score sheet, notched his clubs biggest marker of the night. M.Gil did have more of an overall impact participating in all five goals. The Horsemen got two goals each-from their captain V.Pandza and T.Zermalias.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michael Gil of the Scorpions. Out of his clubs five goals, M.Gil had his hand in all of them finishing with an impressive two goals and three assists.
Thursday February 21
(2)Fat Roy vs Knights(9)
Knights run up the score in rout of Fat Roy
The Knights superiority was so complete that a third period wasn't even necessary. Fat Roy didn't help their cause either without key components missing-from their line up. By rolling the bench the way they did, the Knights simply out worked and outplayed their opponent. J.DeSua notched the winner while closing out the game with the last goal. S.Ruggiero scored back to back tallies with the help of Y.St-Georges, who finished his night with four points. The only two players to solve S.Sauk came-from the blades of A.Kefalinos and by the captain C.Zafiropoulos.
Monday February 18
(4)Quebec Masters vs United Armenians (2)
Captain Joey D`Amico leads Quebec Masters to comeback victory`
Throughout most of the first period, the Quebec Masters looked all but dead in the water. They trailed 2-0 and couldn't seem to get anything going. J.D`Amico sliced the deficit by one and all of a sudden the bench felt a surge of life with plenty of hockey left over. It took some time but the equaliser eventually came courtesy of R.Morne. By that point, both sides had a whole period remaining to put everything on the line. The problem for the United Armenians was that they were stuck taking a trip to the penalty box that gave more than enough time for the Quebec Masters to do damage. And within a few moments, the opportunity was seized once more by the very same player. J.D'Amico made his shot count for a second time on the man advantage that finally put his club ahead for good. M.Wolfe followed up with an insurance marker, and C.Farion took care of the rest shutting the door shut. Despite the loss, the United Armenians can always seem to rely on the Jerjian brothers as Hovig and Garo continue to impress collecting two points each.
Tuesday February 19
(2)Capitals vs Punishers (4)
Punishers ride 4 second period goals past Capitals
Despite losing the first and third period, the Punishers needed all but one frame to take care of the Capitals on Tuesday night. Not needing to rely on anyone in particular, scoring efforts came-from four different players. C.Gingras snapped a 1-1 tie, but it was T.Bozinakis's marker minutes later that held up for the winner. This game was another example that the Capitals will need to address a specific issue. And while they have the talent, the body count hasn't been there. There two lines versus the Punishers three lines was perhaps the reason why they couldn't keep up.
(6)Black Knights vs GK(5)
Black Knights survive late scare-from GK comeback
It started out ok as the Black Knights led 2-1 after one period on goals-from W.Ozair and J.Gagne. They then upped that lead in the second frame where they over powered the GK with four goals. However, the third period was a complete melt down allowing the GK to storm back and make a game of it. It seems no matter how well you can play for a long period of time, it just doesn't matter when going up against GK. Fortunately the Black Knights built enough of a cushion to get the slight edge in the end en route to a 6-5 victory. D.Desmarais got credited the winner while J.Gagne and W.Ozair each had three points. As for GK, it came to no one's surprise that K.Kuczmarski was once again a force bagging two goals and a pair of helpers.
(3)Bengals HC vs River Rats(3) S.O
River Rats rally to settle for draw with Bengals HC
The River Rats knew it was only a matter of time until their relentless offense would eventually break through and overcome a two goal deficit. When M.Richards scored on feeds-from J.Lulic and M.Argiris to cut the lead in half, the same trio was not to be denied for a second time. M.Richrads scored both goals and the River Rats had plenty of time to ride their momentum throughout the third period. But the Bengals weren't impressed as they simply returned to basics keeping the game idle until they seized some chances. However, with both sides unable to solve the net minders, a shootout was the only resort for a potential winner. And even at that, neither side was able to prevail despite trading a goal each in the breakaways. The River Rats sent their captain M.Richards, who once again got the better of S.Hasan. As for the Bengals, HC S.Mian was the only player to solve M.Gauvreau. The Bengals HC got their goal scoring done-from S.Ahmed and R.Modi with the games first two goals of the match.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey D'Amico of the Quebec Masters. The captain picked his moment twice with big goals to lead his club past the United Armenians.
Monday February 18
Yellow T-Shirts couldn't keep up in second game with Tocas
After barely taking the opening game on a late goal, the Yellow T-Shirts hoped to carry some good fortune into the second match. However, it was the Tocas that put the game in a higher gear en route to a 3-2 victory. The Yellow T-Shirts looked to be a step slower which had them chasing much of the game. By simply outworking their opponent, the Tocas always led and got goals-from R.Ranieri, S.Fabrici and T.Daigneault. What also didn't help the Yellow T-Shirt was how well F.Koch held the fort in net. The net minder allowed only three goals but could have easily let in more if not for some exceptional saves.
(2)Yellow T-Shirts vs Tocas(1)
(3)Tocas vs Yellow T-Shirts(1)
Punishers and Yables settle for identical scores
Its one thing to defeat Les Yables on any given night but it's another to do twice in a row. The Punishers had the opportunity for the sweep but quickly realised how difficult it was against a team that just won't quit. Despite being up 1-0 after one period, the Punishers fell off a cliff in a nose dive formation as they just couldn't keep up with a quicker side. Les Yables scored three quick goals and could have had more if not for N.Mackeen. T.Charpentier collected three points in both games while J-F Simard responded with a solid performance stopping 15 of 16 shots.
(1)Les Yables vs Punishers (3)
(1)Punishers vs Les Yables(3)
G.Bouchard keeps delivering for the Armadillos
Once again, G.Bouchard took the driver's seat for the Armadillos. The offensive defensemen took the role of gifted goal scorer striking three times in the opening game while collecting a pair of points in the ensuing match. The Armadillos appeared to be en route for two clean wins up until a late tally-from the Communists forced a shootout. P.Provost was the one who scored with only a minute after receiving a perfect pass-from D.Provost, who participated on all three goals for the Communists. Then, with three players on each side demonstrating their skills in the shootout, D.Provost came through once more for the Communists as did P.Lapointe for the Armadillos.
(2)Communist's vs Armadillos (5)
(4)Armadillos vs Communists (4) S.O
J-R Lemay gets his way versus the LG HC
When one player has the ability to score seven total goals is because of two reasons. First off, it's because he`s really good, and second being that the opposition doesn't seem to know how much of a threat he is. For the LG HC, they just went about playing their game, and in doing so they never had the chance to recognise the one constant danger-from the Chic Choc. J-R Lemay displayed a hockey clinic that resulted in four goals in the first game while collecting a hat trick by the second match. The only positive that the LG HC will take-from this night was their fourth period. After finding themselves behind 4-1, A.Stamiris decided to take matters into his own hands. The quarterback d-man participated in all four goals that included a hat trick to help force a shootout. And even though the LG HC lost an extra shooter due to a penalty, they still managed to pull it off. G.Pisanelli got their lone goal while F.Baratta denied all three attempts-from the Chic Choc.
(3)LG HC vs Chic Choc(7)
(4)Chic Choc vs LG HC(5) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-R Lemay of the Chic Choc. The crafty heads up forward was an absolute thorn for the LG HC collecting an impressive seven goals in two games.
Tuesday February 19
Les Immigrant catches Dragons off guard to earn a point
The way the first game went, the Dragons felt the second one would be as expected and that was to grab another convincing victory. After all, they did score three times while P.Assadi had all but 13 shots to save and earn a shutout. Sometimes being over confident can come to bite you. But that's not to take credit away-from Les Immigrant, who keep on being a thorn for no matter who they compete against. The second contest forced the Dragons to play a full out game where they had to settle for a 3-3 tie. A.Addante finally got to Assadi with two big goals for Les Immigrant while A.Zeinalian notched the other.
(0)Les Immigrant vs Dragons(3)
(3)Dragons vs Les Immigrant(3) S.O
Wednesday February 6
(5)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (7)
Costly penalty dooms Mighty Drunks in second period barrage
A second period penalty proved to be a costly one for the Mighty Drunks. An unfortunate high sticking five minute major saw the Knights take advantage with three power play goals. A.Jalilvand was definitely on his game scoring three times in the second period alone as part of a six point performance. The Mighty Drunks will look back at this for a while knowing that they had a 3-0 lead after the first period. V.Mancini was sharp in the loss collecting five total points that included a hat trick.
(6)Bramabulls vs Left Wings(5)
M.Maggiore seals back and forth action on late tally
It took nearly the entire game but M.Maggiore was finally able to close it out with just over a minute remaining. The Bramabulls kept seeing their slight leads evaporate. However, they never once trailed forcing the Left Wings to fight hard and even the score on five occasions. T.Karasek had a multi goal game in the win as did D.Provost for the Left Wings. When considering how many players can score-from the two line ups, it came to no one's surprise that this was going to end in a barn burner. Unfortunately for the Left Wings, they just couldn't try playing with the lead at no point during the match.
(6)Fat Roy vs Horsemen (5) O.T
Fat Roy storm back to win in overtime
Fat Roy came roaring in the final frame to tie the game, and rode momentum into overtime where N.Gikas was able to complete a hard fought comeback. The Horsemen couldn't have asked for a better two periods of hockey. Five different players scored, and M.Vinciguerra helped maintain the lead making enough key saves. With games having some to many turning points, the Horsemen will look back at one in particular. Rather than widening the gap on a third period power play chance, it was J.Pantelis of Fat Roy that scored instead. That shorthanded tally proved to have enough of an effect on where the direction of this contest was headed. Time was winding down into its final moments when M.DelGaudio scored to even the game. Then, barely 20 seconds into overtime, N.Gikas stamped it leaving the Horsemen in complete disbelief.
(3)UD Redz vs Scorpions (0)
M.St-Laurent, UD Redz blank Scorpions
M.St-Laurent knew he had plenty of help in front of him and was more than willing to credit his teammates. Everybody did an excellent job in front of the net minder enabling St-Laurent to earn an 18 save shutout. Up until the early stages of the third period, the Scorpions had more than enough time to try and tie the game at one goal apiece. Unfortunately, they fell behind 2-0 and were never able to recover. The UD Redz got their goals-from A.Sayed ,D.Mansour and N.Zahabi.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Austin Jalilvand of the Knights. The Knights forward had an incredible night scoring four times while adding two helpers to help lead his team over the Mighty Drunks.
Thursday February 7
(5)Carnage vs Buckshots(4)
Sharp shooter S.Mussachio crushes Buckshots with 5 goals
Tonight's game was clearly a case on how one player can make the entire difference. S.Mussachio was by far the best player out there posting all five goals in close 5-4 win over the Buckshots. Maybe the Buckshots should have paid a little more attention to the sniper, who seemed to get his way almost every time he touched the ball. Even after the Buckshots managed to tie the game 3-3 in the third period, S.Mussachio wasted no time regaining the lead for Carnage. Actually, he did it one better by adding his fifth only a minute later after the go ahead goal. The Buckshots relied on four different players taking care of the offense that included three points-from P.Legatos.
Friday February 1
(6) Devil Dawgz vs HBHA (5) OT
Two evenly matched up teams go at tonight as the Devil Dawgz prevail in overtime.
Two evenly matched up teams faced off against each other tonight and the game needed an extra frame to figure out the winner. From the initial ball drop HBHA took advantage of their chances by two early goals by A. Angelis. The Devil Dawgz decided to turn up the heat in the second scoring four unanswered goals thanks in part to P. Paikopoulos. With the game all tied up and going into overtime A. Moniz collecting his fourth point of the night fed a beautiful pass to K. Araujo who found the back of the net to get his club that important win.
(7) Killer Wolf vs The Family (3)
Strong third period makes all the difference for the Killer Wolf squad who secure the win.
The Killer Wolf club only needed the last frame to take control over the game and come out with a win. The Family kept the game close for the first two periods following their counterpart but only one goal differentiated both clubs from one another until the final frame. V. Lamarche, K. Dauphin each stepped up and scored their second goals of the game. The Killer Wolf used a full team effort to come up with the remainder of the goals as five different players found the back of the net.
(2) Excalibur vs The Pillows (9)
One line proves to be the difference for the Pillows as they combine for a total of 15 points.
The score may not be indicative of how the game went on but S. Sauk tried as hard as he could all game long to make timely saves and keep the game as close as possible until his team could figure something out and get on the scoreboard. Unfortunately for him The Pillows top line comprised of J. Pizzuco, A. Zarzour, and M. Salerno made all the difference combining for a total of 15points in the victory.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Allan Moniz of the Devil Dawgs. Moniz demonstrated his worth in a very tight game scoring an important goal and setting up three other teammates especially the overtime winner.
(3) Legends vs Underdogs (4)
Early struggles and late push by Legends not enough to get a win.
From the start of the game it showed that the Legends were not well prepared to face their opponents tonight as they got into a big hole to start the game. The Underdogs used their effort and ran all game long and pounced on their opportunities when time prevailed. T. Sakr was the main bright spot on offense scoring two timely goals and setting up one of his teammates. The Legends finally woke up midway thru the third scoring three timely goals but the clock hit zero before they were able to complete their comeback.
(5) SBS Trashers vs United Arms Jr (2)
Full team effort from the SBS Trashers seems to be the difference in this one as United Arms Jr don’t have a solution to high scoring offense.
The SBS Trashers look like they are clicking on full cylinders as the entire team showed up again and put in a 110% effort. The SBS Trashers used a full team effort to score tonight as five different players found the back of the net. R. Pampena was solid all game long and only allowed N. Chiminian to find the back of the net on two different opportunities. The United Arms Jr will need more from their line up on offense to go up against some of these hiring scoring offences.
(10) Smooth Sailors vs JLR Brossard (2)
Short bench proves to be the difference as last seasons final rematch took place.
Both these teams are accustomed to play against each other as they just faced off in the finals of the previous season. The Smooth Sailors continued exactly where the had left off making sure their offensive talent was felt all game long as J. Palmitano, M. Testolina, and C. Paris made sure their presence was known combining for a total combined 16 points. JLR Brossard will need a full bench moving forward in the season if they want to find chemistry and success as they did last season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tarek Sakr of the Underdogs. The forward came up big for his club scoring twice in the game and setting up another team mate. T. Sakr second goal of the game proved to be the difference as the Legends did not have enough time to finish their comeback.
Wednesday January 30
(6) Horsemen vs Mighty Drunks (7) OT
Mighty Drunks start strong but allow the Horsemen back into it. O. Caillet makes some important saves until his team regains momentum in overtime.
The game started off as expected for the Mighty Drunks who took a one goal lead into the third while exchanging goals with their counterparts. O. Caillet seemed to be the difference maker in this one, even if the goaltender let in six goals his timely saves allowed his team to get into overtime and gave them enough time to score one. Y. Dube was the hero scoring his second of the game in overtime to ensure his team the win. While B. Rubino and P. Gagliano were important parts for their team each scoring a pair of goals.
(2) Left Wings vs UD Redz (1)
Intense battle between two evenly matched teams comes down to the wire.
With both goaltenders playing lights, out tonight the smallest error would have made the difference as both teams compiled multiple scoring chances. With both teams evenly matched during the entire game until D. Provost Jarry found the back of the net for the second time of the night and scoring a beautiful goal on M. St-Laurent.As the game progressed M . Haber was the sole player to solve B. Verducci.
(6) Carnage vs Knights (1)
Carnage take advantage of their chances and don’t look back with a commanding win.
From the initial ball drop it seemed as if Carnage was playing a completely different level controlling the game and all the chances that came along with it. S. Sauk team seemed outmatched against them. M. Pace and J. Di Marco were the main contributors each notching three points a piece. While M. Pinheiro was the sole person from the Knights to solve B. Madonis and find the back of the net.
(8) Bramabulls vs Fat Cats (3)
An early start took care of business tonight as Fat Cats in to big of a hole to climb out of.
The Bramabulls took care of business from the start of the game and never took their foot off the gas pedal making sure they presence was felt all night long. A. Mirolla, A. Moffa, and Y. Derohannessian each performed at another level tonight combining for a total of nine points. The Fat Cats started to find their legs and get their game going in the third but it was to late at that point as the majority of the damage was already done.
(5) Buckshots vs Scorpions (8)
Scorpions let Buckshots back into the game but wake up before it is to late to get the win.
The Scorpions took advantage of a quick start by taking a two-goal lead into the second period. The Buckshots weren’t ready to give up just yet as they got back into the game and tied up the game thanks in part to M. Thakaa. As the game was getting out of hand the Scorpions took control of the game and regained the momentum to take the game. F. Martin completed his hat trick in the third while M. Gil notched his second of the game to come out with a big win for his club.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Domonique Provost Jarry of the Left Wings. The talented forward demonstrate his talent scoring both goals for his club and ensuring his club captured the win.
Tuesday December 18(Final)
(5)GK vs River Rats(3) Game 1
GK hold on to beat River Rats
In what was arguably the single best game of the season so far, the GK took it late in the contest to capture the win. There were breathtaking goals, plenty of scoring chances and heart stopping close calls in the final moments encased inside a breakneck pace sometimes seen at this level of a game. The River Rats, despite tying the game late courtesy of M.DeTorre found themselves immediately playing-from behind only seconds after the equalising goal. P.Genereaux came to rescue the GK right before J.Bradley secured all doubts. The win came with scoring efforts-from five different players while the River Rats saw M.Crialese do most of the damage with a pair of markers. The result may come as a disappointment, but the River Rats will look to take positives knowing that the game could have gone either way.
(0)River Rats vs GK(2) Game 2
Y.Labonte's third period goal secures Premier division title for GK
It was a third period goal-from Y.Labonte that propelled the Gk to a 2-0 victory over the River Rats. Prior to that moment, both sides had their fair share of chances and enough shots to crack the barrier. And with the urgency lying on the River Rats backs, they just couldn't get their first. Props go to the GK defence and goaltender for keeping a clean score sheet versus a lethal River Rats hockey team. It's not often the River Rats go empty handed in a hockey game. Once Labonte opened the scoring, the pressure fell on everyone's shoulders to answerer back. Unfortunately for the River Rats, they kept hitting a wall and never got to the GK's net minder. K.Kuczmarski set up Labonte's winner and J. Bradley summed up the series by feeding an empty cage. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Dahn Nguyen and the rest of the GK for capturing the Premier division title.
Friday December 14(Final)
(7)The Peters vs HBHA(2) Game 1
The Peters strike first with dominant game 1 win over HBHA
The Peters jumped ahead in their opening game versus the HBHA on Friday night. While the game started close, a late second period power play goal helped the Peters pull away and win comfortably. The HBHA had missed on a golden chance to level the game at three goals apiece on their power play, instead J.Morina struck shorthanded creating a two goal gap heading into the third and final period. That goal clearly deflated the HBHA, who had no more bite in their game surrendering three more markers. Three players paired goals in the win coming-from R.Placentino, M.Crialese and by the captain J.Morina , who went on to add two assists.
(5)HBHA vs The Peters(3) Game 2
C.Stavriadis helps HBHA bounce back to even the series
J.Kontitsis , C.Stavriadis and the rest of the HBHA remained cool after a forgettable defeat. Stavriadis made 31 saves, his captain J.Kontitsis opened and closed the scoring and the HBHA bounced right back into the series to force a mini game. The focus entering the contest was to pick one another up and play close as a team like they have been doing for the longest of time. The HBHA simply played to their strength that resulted in a perfect result. The Peters only got on board by the third period when the game was already put out of reach. Prior to that point, the HBHA scored three times while applying a determined man on man defensive style. With game three looming only minutes away, both sides took the time to analyse what was ahead of them knowing that it was now or never.
(5)The Peters vs HBHA(0) Game 3
Quick start pays dividends, Peters pull away to glory
It seemed like the Peters had all the answers on what to do in a short period of time. After getting an early goal, every single player felt that they weren't going to be denied. Once again, J.Morina made an impact, this time scoring the Peters second and fourth goal of the game. At no point did the HBHA show any sort of push back. By giving up two early goals and an eventual power play marker, the writing was already on the wall. The victory capped a near perfect season for the Peters by not only finishing first in the regular season but by achieving their ultimate goal. The players felt throughout the season that this was a championship group, and by getting the final reward was just the icing on the cake. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Johnny Morina and the Peters for capturing the Masters 35+ division.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Morina of the Peters. Being a captain bears lots of responsibly and decision making. J.Morina was influential in both games behind the bench and on the court where he collected a total of four goals and two assists to help carry his club to the finish line.
Monday December 10
Chic Choc get shocked in first game come back in style to take the series.
After two disappointing losses last week for the Black Eagles, the team decided to show up in game 1 and surprises everyone by playing a hard fought battle and making the first place teams life difficult. S. Bois-Chasse did the majority of the damage scoring three for his club. The first place team decided in the next two games to play more to their style and demonstrate why they finished first by routing the Black Eagles. From goalie F. Gaudet-Peloquin playing solid in between the pipes to the multiple offensive weapons finding the back of the net. The Chic Choc used their entire bench to reach the finals.
(2) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (4) Semi Finals Game 1
(4) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (0) Semi Finals Game 2
(2) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (1) Semi Finals Game 3
Two long time rivals exchange wins and need a mini game to come out with a winner.
Both teams have come accustomed to playing against each other as both teams have been in the division for a while. The Degenerates came out punching in this one making sure their opponent would be feared the whole night long. That game style worked during the first game as the Degenerates took a commanding five goal lead and P. Assadi made sure to turn every shot he faced away. But it was the 1 Timers goal to demonstrate that they were push over on this night and fought back into the series taking the game to the shoot out as P-A. Surprenant and T. Daigneault were the only contributors each notching a pair of goals. J. Courteau on his own decided that the Degenerates would win the series and made sure the momentum switch would not last as he individually scored another two goals in the last mini game.
(0) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (5) Semi Finals Game 1
(4) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (3) S.O. Semi Finals Game 2
(0) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (3) Semi Finals Game 3
Carmoni upset in quarters as The Corporation reaches the semis.
The Corporation showed up in fashion tonight making sure they reach the semis. The Corporation are well aware of what the individuals on their roster can provide them and will be expecting a lot more from them to make sure the remainder of the playoffs go just as well. F. Gentile and Y. Derohannessian were the main contributors for The Corporation as they each scored a hat trick in game 1 and 3 respectively. L. Dias also played three solid games pushing away as many shots as he faced being at the top of his game.
(3) Carmoni vs The Corporation (4) Quarter Finals Game 1
(6) Carmoni vs The Corporation (5) S.O. Quarter Finals Game 2
(1) Carmoni vs The Corporation (4) Quarter Finals Game 3
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederick Gaudet-Peloquin of the Chic Choc. After a bad first game the net minder turned up his game and only allowed one goal the remainder of the series to ensure his club makes it tto the finals.
The 4X4 Division 1 semi finals match ups are as follows:
(1) Armadillos vs The Corporation (5) The Corporation are a top confidence level having upset their opponent to make the semis, the Armadillos are no strangers to busting bubbles and they will try just that in that series.
(2) Legacy vs Punishers (Mon) (3) Two very evenly talented teams match up in this series with a lot of playoff and hockey experience. Only time will tell who comes out on top, but the most talented players will need to shine.
The 4X4 Division 2 finals match ups are as follows:
(1) Chic Choc vs Degenerates (3) The Chic Choc will need to play a similar style of game to come out on top on this one while the Degenerates will be expecting everyone on the bench to help out and contribute somehow.
E Thursday + Sunday
Sunday December 9
(6) Lynx vs Brew Crew (7) Semi Finals Game 1
Brew Crew stun Lynx with unexpected second period. Late push not enough to capture game 1.
Lynx start off game in the best fashion by taking a two goal lead thanks in part J. Lang. But you can never count out the Brew Crew you got right back into the game and put the Lynx on the ropes and kept on punching taking a commanding four goal lead into the third period. Unfortunately for the Brew Crew the Lynx started fighting back and slowly cut down the lead. Until M. Rheaume scored his second of the game with less than two minutes to go. J. Lang was able to score two more goals in the final two minutes but the time ran out on the Lynx chances of tying up the game.
(3) Shockers vs Butchers (4) O.T. Semi Finals Game 1
Tight game between two teams gets decided in overtime.
Both teams are aware of how important the playoffs are and it seemed like both teams brought their A game. As each team went back and forth exchanging the lead until the final buzzer of regulation. With six different players finding the back of the net. With the extra frame starting up it was anyone's game. With C. Chirola notching the game winning goal with his shot finding the back of the net as M. Harrison had no chance on that one.
(5) Lynx vs Brew Crew (4) Semi Finals Game 2
Lynx don't make same mistake twice, make sure to control the lead until the final buzzer.
With over an hour to think about what went wrong with the first game the Lynx needed to make sure to keep the game close this time around and not dig themselves a huge hole. But D. Colatosti was going to make sure to not make life easy for the Lynx as the veteran forward scored the first three goals for his club. As the game was all tied up in the third, the Lynx finally got in front and S. Catalano shut the door the remainder of the way to secure the win.
(3) Lynx vs Brew Crew (2) O.T. Semi Finals Game 3
Game goes the entire distance with an extra frame needed to decide a winner.
It only takes one extremely talented player to switch on the light switch when the game is on the line to take the game to overtime. The Brew Crew had an extremely great start with N. Harvey and M. Rheaume each finding the back of the net and taking a two goal lead. But R. Beaver could not watch his season come to an end on this night, and the extremely talented forward single handedly scored two goals to take the game to overtime. Where J. Labadie was able to solve and find a way to beat C. Muccino to take his team to the finals.
(5) Shockers vs Butchers (4) O.T. Semi Finals Game 2
Butchers come so close to end the game on so many occasions but Shockers end game early in overtime to ensure a mini game.
The Butchers demonstrated that every time the Shockers were going to take a lead that they would retaliate and score a goal to tie it all up. As this happened on four different occasions where the Butchers were not going their first game victory go to a waste. The butchers tried so hard to overcome that hump in the third but M. Harrison shut the door until J. Blunt was finally able to score in overtime to send this game to a mini game.
(4) Shockers vs Butchers (1) Semi Finals Game 3
With the momentum shift in full swing and the Butchers feeling tired Shockers take over.
With an important game three on the line and everyone's season on the line it all came to the last fifteen minutes. It seemed like the Butchers were all gazed out as they did not have enough juice left in the tank to play any longer. The Shockers being fully aware of the situation took control of the game and continued to hammer the nail in the coffin by mounting an three goal lead to make sure the Butchers could not get back into it.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Labadie of the Lynx. With a final push needed and a final goal to send his team to the finals Joel came out big for his club ensuring that his team has a chance for the final.
The E Thursday + Sunday finals match ups are as follows:
E Thursday + Sunday
(1) Shockers vs Lynx (2) The top two teams of the regular season will go head to head in the finals. Both young teams are accustomed to playing on a high stage as each team has made it to the finals in recent seasons. Each team will need to play to their strength and shut down the opposing teams forwards to have a chance to win.
Friday December 7
(6) Bramabulls vs HBHA (3) Semi Finals Game 1
Bramabulls get thing started on the right foot with a dominating performance.
From the initial ball drop the Bramabulls seemed like they were playing at a higher level. The team decided to bring their gameplay to a whole other level. Defenceman F. Dominianni made sure his blistering slap shot was feared all night scoring two goals for his club. While M. Pololos was the sole player from HBHA to seem to have an answer for C. Muccino.
(6) The Peters vs Stones (4) Semi Finals Game 1
The Peters too much to handle in the first game of the semis.
The Stones knew they would need to limit their opponents’ chances and play a defensively responsible game and let the few opportunities make the difference in this game. Unfortunately, once the game started the game plan was out the window and the tones were trying to play an offensive minded game. R. Placentino the talented forward came out big for his club solving R. Ricaurte on multiple occasions and completing his natural hat trick in the third period. The Stones used a team effort having four different players find the back of the net.
(3) Bramabulls vs HBHA (4) Semi Finals Game 2
After an hour-long break, HBHA comes up with a new game plan to come up with the win.
With over an hour to think about what went wrong with the first game the HBHA needed a better start and a better team effort to come up with the win. With the starting the same way as the last one the Bramabulls coming out strong and taking a one goal lead into the second. C. Stavriadis came out strong stopping every ball he faced and allowed his team to come out strong and slowly gain momentum. As the third period started the tides shifted as M. Pololos and G. Vouloumanos finally got their team a lead they could control and come out with the win. The Bramabulls tried firing with all cylinders but it was to late we needed a game 3 to decide this series out.
(1) Bramabulls vs HBHA (2) Semi Finals Game 3
With the momentum on their side the HBHA continue their strong play and come out with the win.
With the momentum on their side it all came down to a decisive game three to decide the winner and the one moving forward to the finals. With every player on both benches knowing how important this game was for their club played to the top of their talents. J. Kontitsis came out big scoring both goals for his club and making sure the captain lead by example. While on the other side M. Diaco was the sole player to solve C. Stavriadis.
(9) The Peters vs Stones (4) Semi Finals Game 2
Game 2 not much different from Stones as The Peters continue to roll on all cylinders.
With an hour break and enough time to calm the troops and to come up with a new game plan, it did not seem like it did much help as the results were very similar. It seems like as the game wore on the Stones did not have the legs or the man power to run after The Peters as they controlled the second and third period. M. Denino who just showed up for the second game made his mark scoring two goals and R. Placentino continued to be explosive scoring another four goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Kontitsis of the HBHA. The captain lead by eample in the most important game of the playoffs and found the back of the net twice ensuring his club made it past the semis and into the finals.
The Masters (35+) finals match ups are as follows:
(1) The Peters vs HBHA (3) Both teams play a very similar style of play. A hard nose style where each player will pay the price to go into the boards and in front of the net. THE Peters have a bit more firepower that HBHA will need to be aware of and make sure those players are always accounted for.
E Thursday + Sunday
Thursday December 6
(3) Shockers vs Smooth Sailors (5) Inter Division
In an impressive battle of both teams Smooth Sailors come up on top at the end.
Two evenly matched up teams went up against each other tonight and the entertainment value of the game did not give out. With the game tied up at three goals a piece in the third, both teams started to play an undisciplined game and got into a penalty issue. Until L. Pennimpede scored with two minutes to go on the game. As the Smooth Sailors continued the undisciplined game, they gave all the necessary chances to the Shockers to get back into it, but J. Palmitano scored an empty netter to put the game away.
(2) Raging Rhinos vs Legends (3)
With entire standings left to be decided with the last game of the season, both teams had to bring their A game.
With the standings and the season coming down to the most crucial game of the season everything needed to be laid out and left on the playing field. Everything got decided in the second quarter as the Legends seemed to have the upper hand. With J. Courteau, A. Zarzour and E. Gabrielli were each able to solve N. Mauro. R. Ranieri did just enough stopping 28 shots and containing the high-powered offense of the Raging Rhinos to only two goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Rino Ranieri of the Legends. With the most important game of the season on line deciding important playoff matchups. The veteran netminder stood on his head and limit the high-power offensive power of the Raging Rhinos to only two goals on 30 shots.
The E Thursday semi finals match ups are as follows:
(1) Raging Rhinos vs Smooth Sailors (4) Both teams have a talented and deep offensive lineup, as this series seems like a high scoring affair. Both teams will need their goaltenders to step up and make those important saves when it all comes down.
(2) JLR Brossard vs Legends (3) JLR will need a full bench in this series as the Legends will never stop running and going after the ball. With the high-powered offense going up against a more defensive minded team it will be entertaining to see who prevails.
The E Sunday semi finals match ups are as follows:
(1) Shockers vs Butchers (4) The Shockers have demonstrating their willingness all season long and this series will be no different, but you can never count the Butchers out as they always have a few tricks up their sleeves.
(2) Lynx vs Brew Crew (3) Experience vs the young guns who will prevail? Only time will tell as both sides play an extremely different game style both games in series should be entertaining to watch and should have multiple storylines.
Wednesday December 5
(6) Carnage vs Decepticons (5) Semi finals Game 1
Late push not enough for Decepticons to get back into the game.
From the initial ball drop it seemed like the Decepticons were always a step behind their opponents in what should have been the most important game of the year. As Carnage started mounting a significant lead thanks in large part to G. Gammieri and M. Pace who each scored a pair of important goals. As the Decepticons finally woke up in the third, N. Delia was his usual self scoring a natural hat trick but it was to late to come out with the win.
(5) Underdogs vs Left Wings (7) S.O. Semi finals Game 1
Tight game comes down to the penalty shots to declare a winner.
A tight game saw both teams go pound for pound in the scoring department until the penalty shots, where a winner was finally declared. Both teams are known for their hard-working ethic and used a group effort to find the back of the net. F. Nasser was the sole player from the Underdogs who found the back of the net twice while J. Adamou and D. Provost Jarry did the majority of the damage scoring five goals together. The Underdogs will need to be more careful of the heavy hitters from the other side.
(7) Fat Cats vs Horsemen (3) Semi finals Game 1
Fat Cats all about business in their first playoff game.
A team that sees success on a yearly basis knows way to well how to deal with the pressure and to turn up the intensity when needed. Tonight, was no different as they brought forth their best effort and showed the Horsemen, they will have an extremely difficult battle to come out on top. The Fat Cats used their entire lineup tonight to take advantage using six different goal scorers and G. Sangiovanni was at the top of his game pushing away almost twenty shots.
(8) Mighty Drunks vs Knights (4) Semi finals Game 1
The Knights allowed the Mighty Drunks to walk all over them during the first two periods.
From the initial ball drop the Mighty Drunks were all over the Knights having goalie S. Sauk number scoring eight unanswered goals. Once the hole was to big to overcome the Knights finally woke up in the third and starting to slowly clay themselves back into the game. But the hole was to large to overcome. The Knights will need a better start if they wish to get a better result in their next game.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Adamou of the Left Wings. When the going gets tough the best player on the field will always find a way to increase his gameplay and come up on top. Tonight, was no different as he scored three very important goals and set up another one.
Tuesday December 4
(1) Capitals vs Punishers (4)
Punishers start the night off strong dominating the Capitals.
From the start of the game the game the Punishers started the night in the most productive way. C. Gingras continues to cause havoc on the division and got his team to a strong start scoring two unanswered goals. Midway thru the second J. Rochon got his team on the board but that was all the Capitals were able to muster on this night.
(6) Arez vs Punishers (2)
Second game does not go as planned as Punishers don’t have the legs to close it out.
Both teams kept it close for the longest time as they each scored two goals a piece. But as the game wore on it became evident that the Punishers were tired from their previously played game and that it would not be easy to close this game out. Arez took advantage of the tired other side as four different players scored to take a commanding lead and halt any potential risk of the Punishers coming back into the game. With this important win Arez secures their place in the playoffs ending their season on the right note.
(8) Bramabulls (Tues) vs The Blast (1)
Bramabulls finish season in fashionable way, entering the playoffs with momentum.
In a very important night, nothing seemed like it could go wrong for the Bramabulls who certainly wanted all the chips in their hand entering the playoffs. The team scored in bunches and the majority of the bench accumulated multiple points. C. Fragkiudakis was the sole player to solve M. Dorismond twice as he accumulated a total of four points. While on the other side G. Follano played a solid game pushing away all but one shot.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Haber of Arez. In the most important game of the season the Arez needed all their players to step up and come up big to secure their spot in the playoffs. Patrick Haber did just that scoring two important goals and setting up another one.
The D Tuesday division semi final match ups are as follows:
(1) Capitals vs Arez (4) The offensive juggernaut is going up against the hard-working team. The Arez will be in your face from the start of the game until the finish, the Capitals will need to be patient and wait for their opportunities.
(2) Punishers vs Bramabulls (3) The two talented teams will match up and demonstrate their offensive capabilities during the entire night. Both teams will most probably go pound for pound and will need their goaltenders to stand on their head to try and get a slight advantage.
Tuesday December 4
(3) Hawks vs Stones (6) Quarter finals
Late push wakes up Stones and saves their season.
With the playoffs starting, a new season began for all the teams. The Stones did not bring their A game early on in the game the game demonstrating that this do or die game may be over before it started. The Hawks bounced on their opportunities and took a one goal lead into the second. When the Stones finally woke up thanks in large part to M. Gagnon and K. Tsoukalas who each scored two important goals to help their team move forward to the semis.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathias Gagnon of the Stones. Mathias put everything he had on the court in such an important game making sure his team go to see the light of day and move on to the semis.
The Masters (35+) division semi final match ups are as follows:
(1) The Peters vs Stones (5) The Peters will demonstrate their offensive power while the Stones will need the A game of everyone on their roster to minimize the possible damage The Peters may create.
(2) Bramabulls vs HBHA (3) Two teams playing a closely identical game will see both teams battle until the last minute. Each captain will need to come up with a strong game plan to try and gain any type of advantage.
4 X 4 Monday
J. Courteau caused havoc from the initial ball drop until the dying seconds of the game.
Whatever the Degenerates did tonight it seemed like the Black Eagles did not have an answer for them. The Degenerates were all over the placed and controlled the game especially power forward J. Courteau who caused the majority of the havoc for his club scoring a total of seven goals and setting up another one. The Black Eagles will need to forget about this night real quickly and get back to their better ways with the playoffs right around the corner.
(0) Black Eagles vs Degenerates (7)
(2) Black Eagles vs Degenerates (4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Degenerates. The skilled power forward continued to cause havoc in the division scoring seven goals against an unmatched opponent.
The 4X4 Division 1 quarter finals match ups are as follows:
(4) Carmoni vs The Corporation (5) In there do or die game anyone can prevail, both teams will need a full bench to compete and keep up with the other side, this one should be a buzzer beater.
The 4X4 Division 2 semi finals match ups are as follows:
(1) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (4) The Chic Choc will need to continue their dominant offensive game and keep bringing it to the other side. The Black Eagles will not be able to go pound for pound against their counterpart and will need a strong defensive showing.
(2) Timer vs Degenerates (3) Two long time foes match up in the semis with both teams having lots of playoff experience each one will play a patient game and wait for their chances to jump on a quick lead.
Sunday December 2
1 Timer run out of gas near the end of the second game allow the Black Eagles to steal valuable points.From the initial ball drop, the 1 Timers were in full control of the game, controlling not only the majority of the scoring chances but also the scoreboard. T. Daigneault was a force to be reckoned with tonight scoring four unanswered goals. But as the second period of the second game came to an end the potent offense of the 1 Timers dried up and allowed the Black Eagles capture the second game of the night and splitting their contests.
(6) 1 Timer vs Black Eagles (0)
(3) 1 Timer vs Black Eagles (5)
Monday December 3
Armadillos learn from their first game errors and eliminate all potential scoring chances from the Punishers.The Armadillos seemed like the team to beat tonight, from a great start to game one scoring four unanswered goals in the first period to completely collapsing and allowing the opposition to regain control and score six goals against them. S. Athanasopoulos and K. Tsoukalas were the main reasons of the comeback scoring two goals a piece. Once the second game started the Armadillos did not make the same mistake twice by essentially eliminating all potential scoring chances and taking a comfortable lead into the second period. The Armadillos used a team effort to score all four goals and C. Stavriadis pushed away all the shots he faced in the second game.
(6) Punishers (Mon) vs Armadillos (5)
(0) Punishers (Mon) vs Armadillos (4)
Degenerates not able to contain J. Farrese who single handily carried his team to the win. The Degenerates should have had one game plan tonight and that was to contain J. Farrese. The skilled forward was all over the place for his club contributing migratorily on the offensive side of the game collecting nine points. The Degenerates were not really able to produce much on a very silent night until the second game where F. Nasser scored two important goals, but that lead was short lived.
(0) Degenerates vs Chic Choc (5)
(3) Degenerates vs Chic Choc (8)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Farrese of Chic Choc. The skilled forward carried his team in the last two games of the season collecting nine points in the making to prove his worth at the most opportune time.
Monday December 3
(9) Black Knights vs United Armenians (2)
Black Knights too much to handle tonight as they convert the majority of their chances.
The United Armenians try on a nightly basis to perform and play a strong defensive game. Unfortunately for them, the Black Knights took advantage of their chances and scored multiple goals on G. Follano. S. Musacchio and G. Gelinas were the sole players to score multiple goals as J. Gagne continues to produce on a nightly basis producing another five points. G. Jerjian and R. Vartazarmian were the sole players to produce and show some sort of life for the United Armenians.
Tuesday December 4
(6)GK vs Black Knights (4)
First place goes to GK after defeating Black Knights in final show down.
This game was the last game of the regular season in the Premier division before playoffs begin next week. The outcome of the game was important to both teams as the winner of the game would clinch 1rst place and home field advantage.
The first team to score was GK P. Genereux with 1:30 gone in the 1st period giving GK a 1-0 lead. Black Knights strike back quickly with J. Gagne slap shot from center ice tying game UP 1-1. As the 2nd period began we could see the intensity and skill. Black Knights had a few defensive break downs allowing GK to score 2 goals taking a 3-1 lead. Black Knights struck back O. Wahid gets the goals making it 3-2 at this point. GK answered back with a goal from K. Vincent making the score 4-2. The intensity of the Black Knights showed as they were able to tie the game with 2 goals from S. Rodrigue and a beautiful power play goal by Y. Tifu. Both teams walked into the 3rd period tied. The final minute of the 3rd period decided the game, J. Gagne was sprung on a breakaway only to be turned aside by the GK netminder. On the transition play J. Bradley was able to put a shot passed G. Vermette giving GK a 5-4 lead with 1 minute left. With everything on the line for Black Knights they pull there goalie, but only to have GK score in the empty net securing the win 6-4.
Defensemen C. Mackenzie said after the game that he has not seen great hockey like this in a while.
Playoffs begin next week with the semi match ups as followsGK vs (4) United Armenians Black Knights vs (3) River Rats
Sunday December 2
(4) Shockers vs Lynx (3)
Late push cut short as T. Debonis secures the win.
The two top place teams in the division went up against each other tonight trying to secure their dominance entering the post season and making sure momentum is on their side. The Shockers got off to a better start grabbing a commanding lead with J. Blunt producing the majority of the offense. As the Lynx started to mount a comeback, cutting the lead down to one. T. Debonis made sure to secure the win. With less than a minute to go the Lynx were able to cut the lead once again but time ran out on their comeback.
(6) Butchers vs Fatal Demons (8)
Fatal Demons produce in numbers in their last game of the season.
With one last game to the season the Fatal Demons wanted to leave everything on the table by showing off the offense they were suppose to have all season long. By taking an early lead thanks in part to the offense they received by their defenseman. K. Araujo is known for his offensive skill carrying the majority of his team scoring three goals and producing an assist. While on the other side E. Nardelli scored half the goals and was able to complete his natural hat trick with less than 2 minutes to go.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyler Debonis of the Shockers. With less than a minute to go the talented forward any hope of his opponent successfully mounting a comeback by scoring one last goal.
Wednesday November 28
(4)Fat Cats vs Horsemen (10)
Horsemen Maul Fat Cats in must win game
The urgency of what was a must win game kicked in for the Horsemen on Wednesday night. Not only they got the three points to almost secure a playoff sport, but won by a reasonable margin to nearly guarantee one. The six goal difference gives them an enormous chance to extend the season where they'll hope to duplicate what they did versus the Fat Cats. G.Sangiovanni had a nightmare start allowing five goals in the first period alone. Maybe the Fat Cats didn't approach this contest with much care but surely they couldn't be happy on how brutal it ended. J.Rabchuk piled on four goals, T.Zermalias buried a pair for the win while J.Mancini did more than his share posting three goals in the loss.
(5)Left Wings vs Kentucky Blue(2)
S.Longo's third period madness puts Left Wings in driver's seat
For a regular season game, this contest was treated as a do or die match up for the two sides. The formula was quite simple, win and your likely in, or lose and chances are you're out. The Left Wings had the better start mounting a 2-0 lead after one period with goals-from G.Gaitanis and J.Tzanetakos. With the onus on the Kentucky Blue to try and fight back, they just couldn't score in time. The match was already 4-0 and put out of reach when M.DeTorre finally got his club on board. Prior to the goal, S.Longo was absolutely electric in the final frame posting three goals for a quick hat trick. This result secures a playoff spot for the Left Wings. As for the Kentucky Blue, unless they win by a seven goal margin in tomorrow's match with the Underdogs, then their season will come to a halt.
(4)Knights vs Carnage (5) O.T
Knights fail to protect massive lead, collapse in overtime
The Knights regular season ended with a thud on Wednesday night. From-everything being roses, turned into an instant downfall when it was said and done. The worse part about it was that Carnage used three third period goals all coming in the last two minutes of play. In any event, that kind of downfall is unacceptable no matter what the circumstances. The only positive the Knights can-take from this is to assume it's never over until it's over, a valuable lesson that will stick with them with the playoffs looming only a week away. And while the Knights look at this as a collapse, Carnage may have a different perspective on it. By never giving up, they got rewarded on late heroics-from four different goal scores. P.Stroubakis was behind setting up M.Pace's late equaliser and J.Di Marco's overtime winner.
(4)Decepticons vs Underdogs (7)
Big third period helps Underdogs strive for first place
By winning a huge third period, the Underdogs gave themselves a chance to pass the Fat Cats in tomorrow's last regular season game for first place. The Underdogs demonstrated that they were a hungrier team and used their energy to pull away. W.Abboud and his captain J.Constantin did much of the scoring with two goals apiece. F.Nasser and M-A Haber were also contributing factors as both players combined for six points. Even though it won't be their ultimate goal, the Underdogs will attempt to defeat the Kentucky Blue for a first place finish.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sonny Longo of the Left Wings. In the third period alone, the quick forward damaged the Kentucky Blue's playoff hopes by bagging three markers.
The F1 division semi final match ups are as follows:
(1)Underdogs vs Left Wings(4) The Underdogs will battle the entire time and unless the Left Wings match the work ethique look for the division leaders to prevail
(2)Fat Cats vs Horsemen(3) Two teams heading in opposite direction may factor the Horsemen to cause a surprise. But if the Fat Cats get back to their winning ways the task will be difficult
As for the F2 division, the match ups are as follows:
(1) Carnage vs Decepticons(4) Even though Carnage is a well rounded squad that has a deep line up, there will no guarantees in this series. The Decepticons carry the luxury of having a few game changers such as N.Delia, Y.Leroux and M.Deninno just to name a few. And unless they are properly contained, this series can go either way.
(2)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (3) It wasn't too long ago that the Knights stunned the Mighty Drunks with a 2-1 victory. The reason why it was so shocking was due to the fact that the Knights did it with a very short bench. Unless the Knights repeat a similar performance, look for the Mighty Drunks to grind it out.
Monday November 26
(3)United Armenians vs GK(6)
K.Kuczmarski, A.Mirolla rally GK in third period
K.Kuczmarski and A.Mirolla made the court their personal play ground in the GK's rousing third period rally. Up until that point, the United Armenians seemed poised to collect their first victory carrying a 3-2 lead heading into the final frame. Then, in the span of less than a minute, K.Kuczmarski and A.Mirolla began connecting and took over scoring two goals each. Kuczmarski had already tallied early on before completing his hat trick late in the game. All it took was one dominant period to make the difference. The United Armenians had everything going for them and couldn't have asked for a better match except for a slight let down that shifted the contest. T.Pham notched the other marker along with two helpers for the GK while Y.Nazarian, C.Fragkiudakis and D.Budaghgan each scored for the United Armenians.
Tuesday November 27
(2)River Rats vs Black Knights(5)
Black Knights, River Rats rivalry alive and well again
Tuesday night's game between two familiar opponents had all the elements of what a hockey game has to offer. For those who prefer skill, there was plenty of it, for those who appreciate solid goaltending, C.Stavriadis and G.Vermette were on top of their game and finally if good intensity is what you are into than this match did not disappoint. With the help of a good start, the Black Knights pulled ahead after one period for a 2-0 lead. D.Provost-Jarry had an immediate response early in the second period for the River Rats, who hoped to finish the frame stronger knowing that this contest could easily go down to the wire. However, the Black Knights weren't interested in playing a cautious game as they kept the pressure that resulted in two more tallies courtesy of L.Bourgault and D.Landucci. Similar to how the second period began, the River Rats tallied another quick goal, this time-from M.Cerone. Even if the River Rats trailed for long stretches, one thing's for sure, is that they'll never give up. That kind of message is clearly sent by some of their leaders such as M.Richard, F.Dominianni and M.Crialese just to name a few. The River Rats nearly made things interesting to pull within one when awarded a power play. Instead, G.Vermette remained sharp as the Black Knights best penalty killer keeping the two goal margin. Other key factors for the win included P.Musto's heads up play resulting in four helpers along with Y.Tifu winning many face-offs for instant ball possession.
(11)GK vs United Armenians (4)
GK respecting United Armenians-from the get go
Unlike their previous game only a night ago, the GK made it a point to not take their opponent for granted. Their early onslaught of four first period goals allowed them to play with less pressure for the duration of the match. The United Armenians did eventually find their touch posting two goals-from G.Jerjian and ATachedjian but failed to win the second frame. By that point, the GK just went about their business scoring when the chances occurred. K.Vincent led the way with goals in every frame for a hat trick. Next in line saw J.Bradley chip in with a pair as part of a six point performance. As much as the players put up a good showing, coaching teams plays a big part in it as well. D.Nguyen settled his troops prior to the game sending an important early message. And although G.Missakian has a different view point-from behind the bench, his vision is hailed and strikes the ideal balance between being hard liner and a player's coach. By running plenty of practices coupled with some hard decision making, G.Missakian will often get the full capacity of his players.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Musto of the Black Knights. Somehow, the veteran keeps finding a way to remain in full form. Musto was responsible for setting up four of the five Black Knights goals in a 5-2 win over the River Rats.
Monday November 26
1 Timer caught sleeping early but wake up to finish strong
The 1 Timer appeared as if they were not ready for the opening game with the Chic Choc. At no point during the opening frame did they look interested in playing allowing five consecutive tallies. With J-R Lemay leading the way on two markers, D-O Trinque brought it a step further bagging three straight goals for a hat trick. Surely, the 1 Timer were only looking ahead knowing that this contest was left to dry. And by eventually regrouping, the men in orange flipped the script, at least by keeping it very close. Neither team was able to grab a lead after two periods leaving all but a shootout. Each side then sent three of their confident players to show off their skills. However, the skill set was drawn more-from the net minders. Y.Belkassem of the Chic Choc was the only player to score while F.Peloquin stood tall once again denying all three shooters after posting a shutout in the previous match. M.Ethier scored twice for the Chic Choc while T.Daigneault and J.Guye-Perrault combined for four points for the 1 Timer.
(0)1 Timer vs Chic Choc(6)
(4)Chic Choc vs 1 Timer(3) S.O
C.Stavriadis helps even the score with Legacy by recording shutout
Despite their slow start, Legacy used only 25 seconds in the second period to get the ball rolling. Good teams know how to pick their spots and it showed when G.Pisanelli and D.Bertrand erased a two goal deficit in no time. By the end of it all, breakaways were required for a potential outcome. Since team's don't have a scouting report on certain players, Legacy felt that their captain G.Panagiotopoulos would be the right fit to throw their opponent off. Unfortunately, some oily hands got in the way, and D.Bertrand had to come in to take care of business en route to a 3-2 victory. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Armadillos made it a point to play a perfect game .A scoreless first period turned eventually tuned into a barn burner with the Armadillos striking three straight times. J.Kontitsis, P.Lapointe and M.DoCouto all took turns finding the back of the net while C.Stavriadis reminded everyone what a huge factor he continues to be for the Armadillos.
(3)Legacy vs Armadillos (2) S.O
(3)Armadillos vs Legacy(0)
Corporation rebound-from opening game embarrassment
With the Punishers deserving all the props for what they did early on, the Corporation had some looking in the mirror to do after the period was over. Down 4-0 in a two period format versus the Punishers, every single player knew the odds were stacked for anything funny to happen. The only thing that the Corporation tried to do was to beat M.Melo at least once. Despite peppering the net minder with enough shots along with glorious chances, nothing was working. Melo was simply that good and the Punishers had only the next game to worry about. However, relying on brilliant goaltending can only take you so far. Granted, Melo was sharper than a razor blade denying at least a hand full of scoring chances early on but how much can one man do. Eventually, and by putting together a stronger effort, the benefits started to pay off for the Corporation. P.Stroubakis used his speed resulting in four points that included hat trick. G.DeMarinis was also primed as the intense forward bagged two nice goals. After being left alone in the opening game, L.Dias had more help in front of him and was a key part for the victory making many key stops.
(4)Punishers vs The Corporation (0)
(6)The Corporation vs Punishers (3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Perry Stroubakis of the Corporation. By utilising his speed and vision, the highly skilled forward had his hand involved in four goals that helped rebound his team-from an embarrassing loss.
Tuesday November 27
Les Carmoni cruise in both wins over Black Eagles
Les Carmoni had no issues in both their wins as they cruised to an 8-1 victory while capping it off 5-2 in the second encounter. C.Desmarais, L-C.Desmarais and J.Gosselin each took turns bagging two apiece. The only bright spot that the Black Eagles took was when S.Bois-Chasse broke P.Corbin's shutout. Other than that, the Black Eagles were just focusing for the second match. They did manage a better outing but still ran into the same problem of giving up three first period goals. It took only five minutes into the encounter for Les Carmoni to dictate the terms. M.Jobin opened and closed the scoring in the win while F.Bois-Chasse and D-A Demers took care of the offense for the Black Eagles.
(8)Les Carmoni vs Black Eagles(1)
(2)Black Eagles vs Les Carmoni(5)
Thursday November 29
One little minute was all it took for Legacy to trade wins with Corporation
Entering tonight's games, neither teams were to concerned on how the standings would be affected. Both sides have isolated their positions and the focus was only to play the game. However, it still did require an all out effort with the two sides wanting to win regardless. The Corporation battled extremely hard with only five players by taking a big second period en route to a 4-3 victory. On the flip side, Legacy weren't many either having only two changes to their bench. Even though its a meaningless match, Legacy do have plenty of pride and wanted nothing more than a split. The problem was that the Corporation wasn't going to make it easy for their opponent. They led throughout most of the encounter thanks to Y.Derohannessian and P.Stroubakis combining for six points while getting some incredible saves-from C.Confuorti. And no matter how valiant the effort was, its just never over against some of the talent that Legacy has. Down 4-3 with only one minute remaining, the big guns decided to kick in. First, G.Pisanelli used a blistering slap shot to tie the game, and then with only 6 seconds left on the clock, P.Assadi was at that right place at the right time to pounce on the winner.
(4)The Corporation vs Legacy(3)
(4)Legacy vs The Corporation(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cameron Confuorti of the Corporation. Apart from-making enough basic key saves, the net minder stole the show with high robbery stops on at least three occasions that should have been sure goals.
Monday November 19
(2)United Armenians vs Black Knights (4)
Late second period goals give Knights edge over Arms
Just when the United Armenians put themselves back in the game, the Black Knights would pull away even deeper. A.Melkonian gave the United Armenians plenty to celebrate after getting his club on board to tie the game 1-1.All it took was barely two minutes for a quick response-from the Black Knights. S.Musacchio snapped the tie right before M.Viau provided a two goal cushion. As deflating as that was, the Black Knights widened the gap early in the third period and the United Armenians knew they were done despite plenty of hockey left over. R.Vartazamian did have the finally say with the United Armenians last goal of the contest. M.Stinziani opened the scoring for the Black Knights sharing two points with his teammate A.Desrosiers. After facing 26 shots, G.Vermette took the decision over his counterpart G.Follano.
Tuesday November 20
(2)GK vs River Rats(6)
River Rats ride 6 goals in final period
It didn’t look like there was much happening for the River Rats in the first tier of this contest. Still, they only trailed 1-0 with loads of hockey left over. K.Kuczmarski opened the scoring for the GK, and L.Augustin was feeling fine in between the pipes riding a clean score sheet. That was up until the final frame hit. Whatever message was sent in between periods definitely worked for the River Rats. A team that looked discouraged to get on board was able to flip the script by striking six times. During that span, five different players took turns finding the back of the net that included two-from M.Crialese. The sniper was able to snap a 2-2 tie before sealing it late for his second of the night.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max Crisalese of the River Rats. As the only multi goal scorer of the game, the right handed sniper buried two goals, including the tie breaker that enabled the River Rats to never look back.
Wednesday November 14
(5)Decepticons vs Horsemen (6) S.O
Horsemen use third period rally, defeat Decepticons in shootout
The Horsemen scored three third period goals to rally for a 6-5 shootout win over the Decepticons. With the Horsemen trailing 4-1 after two periods, P.Sidhom,T.Zermalias and the captain V.Pandza all scored within a three and a half minute span. It's never a nice feeling when you control the game for well over two periods only to find yourself in a coin toss situation. Still, the Decepticons could have salvaged their night but fell once again in the short end. That's because T.Mader and M.Chartrand each scored in the breakaways while M.Deninno was the only Decepticon to get the better of M.Vinciguerra.
(3)Fat Cats vs Left Wings(6)
Fat Cats meet their match, lose first game after eight starts
When looking at the standings prior to the game, many would be on board on who would prevail. And while maybe that applied to the Fat Cats, the same couldn't be said for the Left Wings, who took the division leaders by surprise. A good early start that included a shorthanded goal was just what the doctor ordered for the Left Wings. By trailing 3-0, the Fat Cats were now forced to overcome what felt like a big mountain to climb. They did win the next frame 2-1 thanks to a pair of power play goals but still had a lot of work ahead of them. The Left Wings made it a point to keep defending well while remaining disciplined in order to avoid another penalty. Surely enough they held on to the game plan and benefited as well by posting two quick goals. G.Gaitanis scored twice along with an assist while J.Adamou quarterbacked most of the match resulting in four helpers.
(2)Knights vs Kentucky Blue(8)
Two good periods not good enough for the Knights
If this game had only two periods instead of three, the Knights would have felt fine with their overall game. Instead, they were stuck enduring an embarrassing final fifteen minutes of play. Granted, the Kentucky Blue do have the horses to make some teams heads spin for how quick they can be. M.Dettorre is one example as the skilled forward took over scoring twice in the third to complete his hat trick. James Tutino used an early third period power play goal to begin the onslaught while capping the night with the Kentucky Blue's eight tally of the game.
(6)Fat Cats vs Underdogs(5) O.T
Underdogs poor five on five play enables Fat Cats to prevail
Unable to kill four power play chances is one thing, but to allow a shorthanded goal late in the game is totally unacceptable. J.Constantin had every reason to be steaming knowing that his club deserved better. For the Fat Cats, they just went about their business and took advantage every time it presented itself. Perhaps, their biggest goal came late in the third period when D.Mili tied it up shorthanded. Even if the Underdogs didn't capitalise on their very own power play, they should have at the very least not concede one. The sad part was that there was more heartache to come. The Fat Cats were awarded another power play, this time in overtime where S.Hrivnak made sure to end it with his second of the contest. Looking back, the Underdogs may have felt paralyzed when it was said in done. It may have come as a frustrating loss but the Underdogs had no choice to look ahead in their double header night.
(1)Knights vs Underdogs (8)
Three players combine for all 8 goals, Underdogs have something to smile about
With both teams playing earlier and without a win, the odds were good that somebody would collect a victory. In this particular case, that team was the Underdogs even though they had no rest in between games. Surprisingly enough, only three players out of a total of eight goals that went in would score. M-A Haber and F.Nasser shared hat tricks while A.Sayed chipped in with a pair. On four straight markers, D.Mansour played the set up man. The only time the Knights got on board was in the third period when C.Ladas spoiled C.Malkoun's shutout.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sean Hrivnak of the Fat Cats. By collecting four power play points that included his second goal in overtime, the Fat Cats were able to mount an incredible comeback to steal-points from the Underdogs.
Thursday November 15
(1)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (2)
S.Sauk steals the show as Knights edge Mighty Drunks
S.Sauk was nearly perfect, stopping 34 of 35 shots to edge out the Mighty Drunks on Thursday night. The Knights had no choice to play well in front of their net minder, especially with only two spares to their bench. These types of games involve leads, a committed defensive effort along with solid goaltending. The Knights had all of it going for them. F.Bchara and K.Araujo took care of the scoring by the second period and S.Sauk kept frustrating his opponents up until the late stages of the game when Y.Dube finally solved him. By then, the Knights had all but four minutes and change to bleed the clock, in which they did en route to a remarkable victory.
Monday November 12
(4)River Rats vs United Armenians (1)
River Rats jump on United Armenians early and never look back
The River Rats were in rhythm and the United Armenians looked rusty. Or, maybe the River Rats were just that good on Monday night. J.Lulic scored about a minute after the ball dropped, and M.Dettorre along with M.Crialese each followed for a quick 3-0 lead. The United Armenians knew that they would be chasing the game for most of the night. Unfortunately, that bad start didn't help their cause at all. If there was any consolation, the United Armenians did manage to not concede a goal-from that point on up until Mario Diaco put it away in a yawning net. It took over two periods before they finally got on board. After receiving a quick pass, G.Jerjian made sure to bury his chance. C.Stavriadis would have preferred a cleaner sheet but won't be complaining too much as he earned the win in net.
(3)Black Knights vs GK(4)
M.David, K.Kuczmarski power GK past Black Knights
The best laid plans by some top defensemen of the Black Knights couldn't do much against the searing hot duo between M.David and K.Kuczmarski. Each registered three points in orchestrating the GK's tight victory. The Black Knights didn't have the flow of their bench that they are used to. Regardless, the GK weren't many either which suggested for an even playing field. The turning point perhaps occurred late in the second period when M.David snapped a 2-2 tie. With the next goal so important, the Black Knights failed to level, instead, J.Bradley doubled the lead by the six minute mark. As the game was winding down, D.Duhamel riffled a beauty on the power play to pull the Black Knights within one. Unfortunately, time wasn't a luxury the Black Knights had and the GK were able to kill it off en route to a fourth win in only five games.
(4)Black Knights vs United Armenians (3) O.T
D.Duhamel scores when it counts, Black Knights top United Armenians
D.Duhamel came up big in the clutch for the Black Knights. Duhamel had two goals, with his first tying the game by the 9:15 minute mark of the third. By getting just enough time in overtime after awarded a power play chance, the sniper showed once again what a good release he has. His big shot gave no chance to R.Kenadjian, who had a very solid outing for the United Armenians. Prior to the madness, the United Armenians had control of the match building a 2-0 lead. The Black Knights only responded as of the late stages of the second period. Once J.Velenosi got his team on board, the effect trickled down to the rest of the bench. Velenosi added his second by the third right before Duhamel took care of the balance. Three straight goals came-from the Black Knights that eventually gave them their first lead of the contest. However, the United Armenians weren't throwing it in. J-A Belcher netted the equaliser with just over three minutes remaining to force the extra time. If not for an unfortunate holding call, the result could have potentially favoured the winless side considering how well they played.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew David of the GK. The GK forward capped his night with a flourish. M.David scored two big goals along with an assist to help lead his club past the Black Knights.
Tuesday November 13
(5)Black Knights vs River Rats(5)
Black Knights, River Rats settle for draw after back and forth action
It was certainly an entertaining set of events between the River Rat and the Black Knights on Tuesday night. The game literally went back and forth with the Black Knights leading every single time. Unable to grab a two goal cushion, the Black Knights kept getting frustrated on the response- from the River Rats. Both sides traded the same amount of goals in each frame with most of the action occurring in the first half. S.Musaccho, J.Uppal, M.Viau each scored once while D.Landucci posted the Black Knights last two of the game. The River Rats got their scoring-from J.Lulic, who struck twice along with J.Morina, M.Dettore and M.Argiris finding the back of the net as well. After a slow start for the net minders, G.Vermette and C.Stavriadis had strong finishes keeping eth score close. Vermette faced 17 shots for the Black Knights while Stavriadis saw a few more balls his way to remain idle with his counterpart.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Lulic of the River Rats. Out of his clubs five goals, Lulic was involved in four of them that included two tallies and a pair of assists.
Monday November 12
A.Kobayati scores quick hat trick as Punishers respond heavy in second match
A.Kobayati, who was somewhat silent in the first game, made plenty of noise in the following encounter. In a very short span, the Punishers d-man pretty much decided the game versus the Corporation. The contest was tied 2-2 when Kobayati showed his touch riffling three quick goals in the duration of only two and a half minutes. Everything was evenly matched throughout most of the night up until that point. The Corporation did make it interesting towards the end but the clock just kept bleeding for A.Centis to seal it in an empty cage. L.Dias took the opening game in a shootout with the help of F.Gentile and A.Jalilvand's goals while F.Russo returned the favour in the second game making big saves at key moments. It came in a losing cause but J.Scalia was very productive striking three times as part of a four point performance.
(6)The Corporation vs Punishers (5) S.O
(6)Punishers vs The Corporation (4)
An out-manned Kings team kept up as long as they could with Legacy
When Legacy decided to crank it up all the way, the Kings had no answers. T.Bozinakis, D.Bertrand and G.Pisanelli scored twelve points among them and dominated the Kings defence which were short staffed with only two changes on the bench. The Kings keep running into the same kind of problem on a weekly basis and that is to not have their complete line up show up. And when you go up against a team that's been together for well over a decade, it's only fitting that you won't get your way. Despite the losses, the Kings put up two good challenges especially in the second game where they just fell short. J.Velenosi helped create much of the offense accumulating a total of two goals and a pair of assists.
(6)Legacy vs Kings(2)
(3)Kings vs Legacy(5)
The SalumiVino player of night goes to A.Kobayati of the Punishers. In one single shift, Kobayati surged with three quick goals to even the series with the Corporation.
Tuesday November 13
Legacy duplicate effort handles Carmoni
Despite going down 3-0, Les Carmoni never threw in the towel. They scored three goals in only two minutes and all of a sudden there was a new game. However, that was until a costly penalty doomed them in the first encounter. Giving a team like Legacy the man advantage is a recipe for disaster. J.Rochon was able to regain the lead with the man advantage right before Payam Assadi sealed it late for his hat trick. In almost a similar event, the second game ended with a 5-3 score. Les Carmoni grabbed two leads during that game but were never able to pull away. Their down fall occurred once again in the remaining period when Payam Assadi came to haunt them for a second straight time. The cherry picking forward added three more goals for a second hat trick in as many games.
(3)Les Carmoni vs Legacy (5)
(5)Legacy vs Les Carmoni(3)
Thursday November 15
J-R Lemay and F.Peloquin set the tone for Chic Choc
Two goals-from one of your top snipers coupled with F.Peloquin denying 13 shots, the Chic Choc couldn't have applied a better game plan. It always helps when your best players perform while getting the right support-from a solid supporting cast. The first encounter ended 2-0 for the Chic Choc, who still had work ahead of them if they planned to sweep the Black Eagles. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Black Eagles were gunning for a better fight. This time, they did get on board with two first period goals-from D-A Demers and T.Pigeon that put them ahead 2-1.Unfortuntely, they couldn't sustain a full out effort. The Chic Choc used their experience by remaining patient enough before harping on their chances. J.Dumont scored early in the second to tie it up, and E.Gacem broke the tie with the help of J-R Lemay, who added two more points in the win.
(2)Chic Choc vs Black Eagles(0)
(2)Black Eagles vs Chic Choc(3)
Armadillos jump out On Corporation early, take both games
A couple of big plays in front of the net along with a power play goal summed up the first meeting between the Armadillos and the Corporation. K.Koutsogiannopoulos riffled a bullet with the man advantage and S.Kipopoulos tapped in his clubs third goal by only the 6:30 mark of the opening frame. The Corporation did play a little better-from that point on but there was no way they would get back into the match. There only focus became on how to approach the second encounter. After regrouping and reassessing what had just transpired, the men in yellow tweaked their game resulting in a better effort. Unfortunately, they still got the short end despite losing only 2-1. This particular game saw C.Stavriadis get more involved. If not for his timely key saves, the Armadillos may have walked away with a split, instead they banked six clean points.
(1)The Corporation vs Armadillos (5)
(2)Armadillos vs The Corporation (1)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Peloquin of the Chic Choc. Apart-from letting in two quick goals all night, the steady net minder earned a 2-0 shutout and a close 3-2 result to collect a pair of wins.
Tuesday November 6
(0)The Blast vs Capitals (3)
Capitals continue riding hot streak, 5 in a row
They have now won five in a row, and unless somebody figures out the Capitals, this streak may never be broken. Tonight's win came with the help of V.Bezeau's two consecutive goals along with C.Fortin denying all 28 shots his way. The Blast did waste a moment in the game that could have gone there way. Rather than scoring on the power play, the Blast surrendered their first goal shorthanded coming early in the second period. That missed chance ultimately came to hurt the Blast. M-A Morin went on to put the match away netting the Capitals third goal of the game just passed the mid way point of the final frame.
(4)Punishers vs Bramabulls(1)
Four goal second period keys Punishers win
N.Mackeen showed that he is more than just capable of making saves. By playing as a forward rather than his natural position between the pipes, N.Mackeen put up two out of the four Punishers goals versus the Bramabulls. That single frame was completely dominated-from one side. The Bramabulls had a chance to pull within one when given a power play but saw A.Centis score instead for a Punishers three goal cushion. A.Bitsakis was a big part of the equation for the win as the net minder was nearly perfect up until G.Bouchard beat him by the third period. Both sides met only a week ago and nothing much has changed with the Punishers duplicating the same result.
(2)AREZ vs Capitals(3)
Fatigue, non issue for Capitals perfect double header night
If there was one opportunity for somebody to hand the Capitals their first loss, this could have been it. All AREZ needed to do was to win the final frame of a hockey game. And as much as that sounds easy against a team that has yet to taste defeat, a 2-2 tie versus a more tired bunch normally favours the rested squad. Unfortunately, it didn't happen and the Capitals continue to roll over the opposition extending their streak to six games in a row. The deadlocked tie was snapped when the captain M.Champagne struck just shy of the mid way point of the period. AREZ did have enough time to bounce back but C.Fortin once again stood in the way earning his second win in only two hours.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Punishers. Whether he plays in net or as a forward, N.Mackeen will help either way. Tonight, he posted two goals that included the winner versus the Bramabulls.
Monday November 5
(2)River Rats vs Black Knights(4)
Late goal by D.Duhamel lifts Black Knights over River Rats
The Black Knights came up with a big goal at the right time to beat the River Rats 4-2 on Monday night. Rather than heading into overtime, D.Duhamel avoided the extra time by striking with just over two minutes remaining. That was the first time the River Rats surrendered the lead. Prior to that moment, Marco Diaco and M.Argiris each scored to put their club in front. The River Rats would have loved nothing more than to build a two goal cushion knowing the Black Knights could at any point respond with an equaliser. Unfortunately, they weren't able to pull away as A Mezzagno and C.Pisanelli levelled on both occasions. Then, D.Duhamel took over by not only sparking the winner but by also closing it out in an empty cage. G.Vermette and J.Beaudry were both exceptional in net. After facing close to 25 shots, Vermette got the decision over his counterpart.
Tuesday November 7
(1)United Armenians vs GK(7)
GK explode after United Armenians pulled within one
H.Jerjian's goal to pull the United Armenians within one was as good as it got for his side. It took only seconds-from that point on for the GK to respond in a heavy way. A slight 2-1 lead turned quickly into a landslide with the GK riffling five straight goals. It was a night that nobody needed to stand out as seven different players took turns finding the back of the net. K.Vincent, K.Kuczmarski and S.Hrivnak all scored once along with two helpers while L.Augustin had no issues collecting an easy win in net.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to D.Duhamel of the Black Knights. With the game appearing to head for overtime, D.Duhamel changed all that by snapping a 2-2 tie while securing the match with an empty net goal.
Wednesday October 31
(3)Horsemen vs Fat Cats(7)
Joe Scalia & F.Gentile fill the net twice, Fat Cats remain undefeated
The surging Fat Cats saw their usual suspects score once again while extending their winning streak to five games. Joe Scalia and F.Gentile each scored twice and S.Hrivnack accumulated four more points that included three assists. Entering the contest, the Horsemen virtually had no chance with only one change up to their bench. After going down 2-0 late in the opening frame, the Horsemen surrendered two quick goals by the second where they realized then that they had no more hope. There only positive point of the match came in the final fifteen minutes of play where they won the period 2-1.B.Rubino and M.Kardum collected two points each in the loss.
(5)Mighty Drunks vs Left Wings(4)
3 goals in first period lift Mighty Drunks past Left Wings
By getting that incredible start, the Mighty Drunks barely hung on to edge out the Left Wings on Wednesday night. Sometimes teams get complacent when playing with such a lead. Maybe it was the case for the Mighty Drunks or perhaps the Left Wings just woke up a little too late in their comeback effort. Regardless the reasons, S.Archamabults's last two goals for the Mighty Drunks was just what the doctor ordered to ensure the win. J-P Bertrand had an influence scoring once while setting up two teammates. As for the Left Wings, G.Gaitanis, J.Adamou and J.Milionis were the most productive combining for seven points.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Archambault of the Mighty Drunks. In a tight battle with the Left Wings, Archamabault notched two very big goals that ultimately made the difference in the match.
Thursday November 1
(4)Decepticons vs Left Wings(8)
Newly added S.Labrecque nets 3 vs depleted Decepticons
The Left Wings felt pretty good piling on eight goals in what was an expected game to win. Unless the Decepticons were able to grab a one or two goal lead early on, the chances of a positive outcome was very slim with their short bench. Instead, the Left Wings smelled blood early notching two goals but it wasn't up until the second period that this game took one direction. It was by then that S.Labrecque stole the show riffling three unanswered goals in the span of only nine minutes. G.Gaitanis went on to add his second, and the Left Wings simply played the time to their advantage. Despite the loss, J.Guerrero also dressed for the first time and made an immediate impact bagging two goals and a helper.
Monday October 29
J-R Lemay and D-O Trinque feast over the Corporation
While the Chic Choc looked primed and ready to play, the same couldn't be said for the Corporation. Both wins came rather easy with the Chic Choc simply outworking their opponent. J-R Lemay and D-O Trinque had similar performances scoring two goals apiece in both games. At no point did the Corporation ever have the luxury to play with the lead. They did manage to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the opening contest but surrendered the next four tallies. The second game wasn't any better as a sluggish start put them far behind early. F.Peloquin, on a few occasions, denied some high quality chances that enabled a productive counter attack-from his teammates.
(2)The Corporation vs Chic Choc(6)
(6)Chic Choc vs The Corporation (2)
C.Stavriadis and Armadillos deny Carmoni in close battles
In order to beat the Armadillos, a few things need to happen. Les Carmoni couldn't have asked for a better scenario to go the maximum distance in the first encounter. Unfortunately, once they got there, they couldn't solve C.Stavriadis. The net minder did his part stopping both breakaway chances while G.Bouchard and P.Arkalis each scored to secure a 3-1 victory. Still, the night was only half over and Les Carmoni knew they could compete with the division leaders. The only problem was that D.Andrade immediately set the tone with an early marker. And as much as Les Carmoni attempted to level, C.Stavridis kept standing in their way. The Armadillos would eventually double the lead and put the game away thanks to G.Bouchard. Shortly after, P.Lapointe fed an empty cage for his third point of the night.
(1)Les Carmoni vs Armadillos(3)
(3)Armadillos vs Les Carmoni(0)
Black Eagles finish strong after slow start
One good period was all it took for the Black Eagles to split their miniseries with the 1 Timer. Prior to that, it was all 1 Timer as the men in orange stamped a 4-0 victory. T.Daigneault made his presence felt early on riffling two quick goals to get the ball rolling. A.Gagnon had three primary assists and F.Koch denied all 14 shots to collect a shutout. In hopes of duplicating their efforts in the second encounter, the 1 Timer did nothing right in the last twelve minutes of play. It was during that time that the Black Eagles took over the match. Although he didn't score, F.Bois-Chasse can be argued as to why the offense got going. His four assists was part of setting up D-A Demers twice, who also collected four points in the win. Some good news did come out of this for the 1 Timer. After being sidelined for about ten months due to injury, P-A Surprenant showed that he hasn't missed a beat as the sniper buried three goals and an assist.
(4)1 Timer vs Black Eagles(0)
(6)Black Eagles vs 1 Timer(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-A Surprenant of the 1 Timer. Despite being out of action for a while, the right handed sniper keeps finding the back of the net posting a total of three goals along with a helper.
Tuesday October 30
Fatigue catches up to Chic Choc after dominant first game
The Chic Choc did everything right to open up the night with the Degenerates. Despite having only two changes on the bench, the end result was gratifying. The win came with scoring efforts-from four different players and brilliant goaltending by F.Peloquin. Knowing that perhaps the Chic Choc would be a little tired in the second encounter, the Degenerates made it a point to start off stronger and get that early lead. That moment happened four minutes into the contest when F.Nasser finally figured out Peloquin. The goal would eventually trigger a snow ball effect that saw the very same Nasser notch his third for a commanding 4-0 lead. In most normal circumstances where a team builds that kind of a margin versus a tired group, an easy result is to be expected. However, it wasn't the case with the Chic Choc responding on three straight goals. J.Farrese, J-R Lemay and D-O Trinque collected two points each only to fall short of a wild comeback attempt.
(0)Degenerates vs Chic Choc(4)
(3)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (4)
Monday October 22
Les Carmoni can't get over allowing 3 straight shorthanded goals
Rather then going ahead after being awarded a power play goal for delay of game, Les Carmoni didn't have time to realise how things went terribly wrong. Somehow, the Punishers torched their opponent with three shorthand goals all during the same minor penalty. The only part of the game that wasn't so bad was when they scored three straight to pull within one. Unfortunately for Les Carmoni, that was as good as it got. The Punishers would then take over and run out the score en route to an 8-3 win. The second encounter was clearly much closer but still in the favour of the Punishers. A.Laramee snapped a late 1-1 tie that held up while feeding an empty cage to staple a 3-1 victory. Both wins came with the help of a deep line up. J.Fidrilis picked a beautiful top corner to finish with four points while A.Laramee had two solid games collecting a total of four goals.
(3)Les Carmoni vs Punishers (8)
(3)Punishers vs Les Carmoni(1)
Hard work pays off for 1 Timer in split with Degenerates
Considering how both teams played one another, a split decision did justice for the 1 Timer and the Degenerates on Monday night. The 1 Timer relied on their pressure without the ball to force turn arounds while the Degenerates patiently waited for some crisp plays in order to score some goals. Both tactics worked, at least in one of the two games. The first meeting did go to the Degenerates when S.Sicuso riffled a wrist shot-from the slot area that barely got by F.Koch late in the game. As for the second encounter, the 1 Timer had the luxury to score first and play with the lead. E.Allen did level after finding himself completely alone of F.Koch. With the next goal being so crucial, T.Daigneault was able to put the 1 Timer back in front on a shot that left P.Assadi wondering how it went in. The lack of players and energy consumed the Degenerates enough to hit a wall. Despite the loss, the veteran side did generate some quality scoring chances only to hit a hot net minder in F.Koch.
(3)Degenerates vs 1 Timer(2)
(2)1 Timer vs Degenerates (1)
Black Eagles edge out Chic Choc after stalemate
Goaltenders G.Page of the Black Eagles and F.Gaudet-Peolquin of the Chic Choc showed off their skills after drawing even in the shootout. None of the six combined players were able to get at least one by the net minders. N.Bisson scored both goals for the Black Eagles while J-R Lemay and D.Trinque tallied for the Chic Choc leaving neither team to collect the win. With the odds stacked against a second straight draw, the Black Eagles would eventually prevail in the ensuing match. T.Pigeon had a big part as the forward opened and closed the scoring solidifying a 3-1 win. G.Page continued-from where he left off stopping 19 of 20 shots. Slowly but surely, the Black Eagles are starting to get the respect they deserve after a shaky start to the season. This marks four straight games that they collected at least a point.
(2)Black Eagles vs Chic Choc(2) S.O
(1)Chic Choc vs Black Eagles(3)
C.Stavriadis looks only once behind him, Armadillos unstoppable
The Armadillos simply refuse to let up. At this point into the season, it seems like it doesn't matter who they play. The Kings had to endure firsthand depth, skill, and exceptional goaltending-from C.Stavriadis. In both their wins, Stavriadis saw only L.Velenosi get the better of him. The Armadillos got some balanced scoring in their opening contest but had once again G.Boucahrd along with S.Kipopoulos net a pair in the second encounter. The Kings missed out on tying the game on the power play only to see a shorthanded marker put them down 2-0 instead. From there, the Kings would never recover giving up three straight markers.
(1)Kings vs Armadillos (4)
(5)Armadillos vs Kings (0)
Mistakes prove costly for Corporation
Even with the Corporation jumping off to a decent start, it just isn't enough when playing Legacy. On many occasions, the men in yellow had their chances but couldn't finish. The problem was that when Legacy got theirs, L.Dias would have almost no chance stopping quality shots his direction. Five different players got their names on the score sheet in the opening contest for Legacy while Y.Derohannessian was the only player to score all three goals in the loss for the Corporation. The second game was nowhere close to the first one with Legacy thumping their opponent. Something unusual did however happen. An unlikely hero took charge in the 7-0 rout and likely for the first time ever in his ball hockey career, G.Panagiotopoulos felt what it's like to be a goal scorer. The sturdy defenseman had scored once prior to the second game giving him the most goals out of a pool of snipers.
(5)Legacy vs The Corporation (3)
(0)The Corporation vs Legacy(7)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Panagiotopoulos of Legacy. It's extremely rare for a defenseman to earn a hat trick but the Legacy captain had a night to remember collecting a total of four goals.
Tuesday October 23
Armadillos undefeated but not perfect
Eight games in, and the Armadillos have yet to suffer a loss. That nearly changed against the Punishers as the two sides went at it in a shootout that could have gone either way. Unfortunately for the Punishers, they couldn't hand the division leaders their first loss of the season. However, by going the distance, the Armadillos dropped a little point even if they took the breakaways with goals-from G.Djevahirdjian and G.Bouchard. Similar to the previous encounter, the second game was also close. This time, the Armadillos got it done in regulation with a slight 3-2 victory. K.Koutsogiannopoulos scored early in the second period for the winner leaving C.Stavriadis to do the rest and record another win in net.
(4)Armadillos vs Punishers (3) S.O
(2)Punishers vs Armadillos (3)
Tuesday October 9
(0)Blast vs Punishers (5)
Special teams spark Punishers
Contributions-from all areas sparked the Punishers on Tuesday night. The Punishers rode special teams, goaltending, defensive play and timely goals en route to a 5-0 victory. S. Athanasopoulos opened the scoring shorthanded right before K.Tsoukalas doubled the lead with a power play marker. From-there, the Blast never recovered conceding three more tallies while going dry in the goal scoring department. S. Athanasopoulos , after getting his club on board had the final say for his second of the night. A.Bitsakis made an early impression as the net minder held on to an early season shutout.
(4)Bramabulls vs AREZ(2)
A.Mirolla dazzles with three points for the Bramabulls
A.Mirolla and the Bramabulls bounced back quickly after a disappointing loss only a week ago. A.Mirolla took charge posting two goals and as assist while G.Follano stopped 23 of 25 shots. The Bramabulls felt confident that they would turn things around and it showed-from the drop of the ball. However, it was the AREZ who struck first early in the game courtesy of F.Nasser. Looking back, the AREZ will point to the special teams for their defeat. Two out of their four goals conceded came on the Bramabulls power play and on their own man advantage when Mirolla put his club up 2-1.That sequence kept fuelling their deep roster that eventually led to a 4-2 double up win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Mirolla of the Bramabulls. By netting two key goals along with an assist, A.Mirolla propelled the Bramabulls to get in the win column.
Monday October 8
Degenerates apply boring style to benefit 4 points
If anyone planned on watching the Degenerates play on Monday night they were better of watching golf on television or perhaps staring at the wall for more excitement. Only five players dressed against a deeper younger side which could have only suggested for a boring style hockey game. The Black Eagles did their part controlling the ball while the Degenerates just hung back waiting for their moment. Considering the circumstances, the overall results were satisfactory for the few players dressed. P.Assadi allowed only one goal in two games while J.Melo and E.Allen did the scoring for the Degenerates. As for the Black Eagles, N.Bisson was their only player to taste the back of the net.
(2)Degenerates vs Black Eagles(2) S.O
(0)Black Eagles vs Degenerates (2)
1 Timer and Chic Choc clash in Dr Jekll and Mr Hyde performance
The set of events that occurred between the two sides can only be described as bizarre. In the first contest, the 1 Timer dominated their opponent and it seemed as though the Chic Choc forgot how to play hockey. Then, once the game ended, the complete opposite happened in the second encounter. This time, the Chic Choc made the 1 Timer look like they were the children on the court. A 6-1 dominant victory led to a thumping 7-1 loss in the span of only half an hour. Depending on how the two teams want to look at it, there were many areas of positives as there were negatives. The net minders weren't too happy but managed to trade lopsided victories. The 1 Timer had balanced contribution in the scoring department while M.Ethier, E.Gacem and Y.Belkassem each scored twice for the Chic Choc.
(6) 1 Timer vs Chic Choc(1)
(7)Chic Choc vs 1 Timer(1)
Legacy get rude awakening at hands of rival
Surely, Legacy can look at what happened to them on Monday night as only the first game of the regular season. After all, they did play a rival opponent that is just getting their feet wet in a 4vs4 format. Still, much more was expected as only the Armadillos really showed up to play. After earning a 4-2 win to open up the night, the second contest wasn't even close. Legacy had no fire, bite or passion to try and rebound for a split. Instead, the Armadillos only got better bagging five unanswered goals. P.Legatos and G. Bouchard each scored twice and C.Stavriadis reminded a familiar opposition how good he is in net. Apart-from giving up two early goals to J.Rochon, the net minder went flawless the rest of the way.
(4)Armadillos vs Legacy(2)
(0)Legacy vs Armadillos (5)
Smart play and focus came into play for the Corporation
Knowing how deadly the Kings counter attack can be, the Corporation made it a point to try and slow it down. That formula involved all six players committed to a man on man game. And while the defensive aspect was there, so was the offense. The Corporation timed their chances and benefited just enough times to get the upper hand. S.Marricco got the ball rolling striking twice in the opening contest. The second game saw A.Zarzour bury a pair as both players combined for eight points. Even though the Kings didn't get the results, their overall performance was a threat throughout the two games and they did it without key components such as M.Orlando and the Velenosi brothers.
(5)The Corporation vs Kings (1)
(2)Kings vs The Corporation (5)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Guillaume Bouchard of the Armadillos. In both games versus a difficult opponent, Bouchard did the most damage netting two goals and a pair of helpers.
Wednesday October 3
(9)Left Wings vs Knights (3)
Left Wings hand Knights 9-3 thumping
For about two periods, the Knights can say that they held their own. However, once the final frame hit, it was all curtains for S.Sauk and his depleted line-up. The Left Wings did most of their scoring in the last fifteen minutes of play to run away with the match. During that span, G.Gaitanis scored back to back tallies to complete a hat trick as part of a five point performance. The Knights failed to give themselves a decent start when they still had enough energy. By giving up three first period goals, they just made it harder to try and keep the game close. S.Kalaydjian had a solid outing scoring twice in the loss.
(5)Horsemen vs Underdogs (6) O.T
Horsemen third period surge falls short to Underdogs
The Horseman put quite a third period charge to even the score and force an overtime period. And in hopes of feeding off the momentum, it was the Underdogs who had the final say. The match was ultimately decided when A.Khanafer scored three and a half minutes into overtime. The Underdogs had their up and down moments during the contest with a solid start where they opened up the game 3-1 after one period. M.Zarzour got the ball rolling striking twice early on. Even though it was a good push back-from the Horsemen, the losing side perhaps felt they deserved better. P.Sidhom was relentless accumulating four points that included a hat trick while his captain V.Pandza was productive collecting three points.
(1)Carnage vs Fat Cats(5)
Fat Cats score in different ways to oust Carnage
By scoring two power plays goals, one shorthanded marker, an even strength goal and finally one that fed an empty cage, the Fat Cats scored in every possible way on Wednesday night. The turning point came late in the first period when F.Atkinson struck first with a man short to put the Fat cats up 1-0. Then, only over a minute into the second period, J.Scalia doubled the lead on the power play. Carnage would eventually get on board to pull within two, but that was all that went through G.Sangiovanni. The win came with balanced offense involving five different goal scorers. One area that Carnage failed to take advantage of was their power play. The Fat Cats took an abundance amount of penalties early on and somehow managed to kill them off.
(4)Decepticons vs Kentucky Blue(6)
Kentucky Blue pair goals in every frame to beat Decepticons
By scoring twice in all three periods, the Kentucky Blue did just enough to edge out the Decepticons. Both sides traded two first period goals before a strong start to the second period put the Kentucky Blue up 4-2 .B.Travisano was the major reason why his club surged as the forward collected three straight points that included two key goals. Similar to what happened in the second period, the Kentucky Blue did the exact same thing in the third bagging two early markers. By that point, the game was out of reach with the Decepticons down by three. N.Delia did get the next marker for his second in the loss.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ahmad Khanafer of the Underdogs. By being at the right place at the right time, A.Khanafer was able to provide the win for the Underdogs with the sudden death goal.
Thursday October 4
(2)Horsemen vs Mighty Drunks(4)
Mighty Drunks double up Horsemen with 4-2 victory
Thursday night saw O.Caillet make 33 saves allowing only two goals to lead his club over the Horsemen. Both sides expected a big challenge but it was the Mighty Drunks taking control for the large part. Nearly two full periods went by before C.Doulis of the Horsemen finally solved O.Caillet. Then, barley two minutes later, Y.Dube provided a two goal cushion for the Mighty Drunks heading into the third period. The Horsemen did pull within one once more but never got the chance to even the score. The win came with four different players scoring that included an offensive output-from a defenseman. M.Beaudry quarterbacked three out of a possible four passes.
Friday September 28
(5)Hellas vs Bramabulls(6) O.T
Bramabulls star sniper J.Palmitano gets it done in overtime
Maybe it's because it's the first game of the season but both sides couldn't be too pleased with the way things got started. Nine out of the eleven goals scored all occurred in the first half o the game. Hellas appeared to be fine igniting a 3-0 lead. However, the Bramabulls weren't going out without a fight and responded immediately to only trail 4-3 after fifteen minutes of play. The second frame did calm down with the Bulls slightly edging Hellas 2-1. Then, with only one period remaining, neither side was taking a chance. The goaltenders got the help they needed and did a solid job keeping the ball out of the net. After a long stretch without a goal, somebody was bound to end the drought and who other then the Bramabulls sniper. J.Palmitano collected two helpers and a goal before ending it by the three minute mark of overtime.
(4)Stones vs Hawks(7)
Hawks break out for 4 third period goals to beat Stones
The Hawks will have plenty of time to develop chemistry. For now, they are glad to know that they can score in spurts. The contest was at a 3-3 halt before things swung into motion for the Hawks. V.Miraldo tallied twice in the final frame to record a hat trick while getting the help of his line mates Y.Derohannesian and Q.Joseph. Even though the Hawks fell behind a couple of times, there was no panic in their game knowing that they would have easily bounced back. The Stones kept applying their defensive style that nearly worked in the end. Five minutes was all that was left when the Hawks pulled away with three straight markers.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Victor Miraldo of the Hawks. In a very tight game versus the Stones, V.Miraldo tallied three times to help separate the two clubs.
Friday October 5
(0)Hawks vs HBHA(6)
Flood gates open in third as HBHA surge with five goals
For about 34 minutes, the Hawks went toe to toe with the HBHA Masters. However, once P.Koutsogiannopoulos doubled the lead, this contest turned into a nightmare for the Hawks. The HBHA used their ability to finish on their counter attack. Since the Hawks were desperate to try and get at least one by C.Stravriadis, the play would open up for his teammates who had no issues running up the score. M.Pololos scored twice in the final frame while four other teammates took turns finding the back of the net. It wasn't like the Hawks didn't have their chances to score. The problem perhaps was that C.Stavriadis made the few key saves enabling his club to play with the lead.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the HBHA. Even though the score suggests a landslide, C.Stavriadis was stellar to keep the Hawks off the score sheet which eventually led to a third period onslaught for the HBHA.
Monday September 24(Division 3 final)
S.Sauk's heavy response enables Vitamin C to hoist trophy
It took the longest path to get there, but S.Sauk and the Vitamin C reached the finish line. Part of their strategy to minimize the Chic Choc attack only took place as of the second game. The Vitamin C fell behind 1-0 in the series after giving up three straight goals to fall behind the eight ball. And despite their solid finish by bagging a pair, time wasn't a luxury they had. The good news was that they still had a shot at it. Perhaps the most important adjustment was to try and figure out how to score first. Nearly ten minutes had gone by when J.Macchiagodena cracked the barrier that finally gave his club its first lead of the night. However, this contest was far-from over, and unless the Vitamin C built on their lead, it would be up to the net minder to steal the show. S.Sauk demonstrated his value abruptly and dramatically making every single save necessary in order to preserve the lead and an important 1-0 result. With the series now tied, both sides understood how vital that first goal would be, especially knowing that they can heavily rely on their goaltender. Once again, it was the Vitamin C dictating the terms. J.DiMarco got to F.Peloquin-Gaudet as of the three minute mark of game three leaving all but nine minutes for a Chic Choc response. Unfortunately, no matter how much pressure they applied, the desperate side saw their offense hit another dry spell. The Vitamin C repeated the exact same thing they did in game two, and that was to bear down and shut the door. S.Sauk went three straight periods without conceding a goal, and perhaps was the major reason why his club got to celebrate. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Fabio Pace and the rest of his troops for taking it all.
(3)Chic Choc vs Vitamin C(2) Game 1
(1)Vitamin C vs Chic Choc(0) Game 2
(0)Chic Choc vs Vitamin C(1) Game 3
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk. By shutting the door for three straight periods, the Vitamin C scored just enough in both games to celebrate a well earned championship.
Wednesday September 12 (F Final)
(3)Winter Soldiers vs Hellfish(2) Game 1
C.Kakivelis hurts Hellfish with late winner
This opening contest had all the elements of a playoff game. With so much on the line, there was no doubt that it lived up to the hype. The building had an additional buzz to it even before the ball dropped. Following a scoreless first period, both teams did much of their scoring by the second. The Hellfish capitalised twice on the power play with goals-from J.Crivello and M.Zitella while A.Kakivelis and D.Landucci found the back of the net for the Winter Soldiers. Still, the game was tied and up for grabs. It wasn't up until the twelve minute mark of the third period that this match got settled. K.Kakivelis played the hero to snap the tie and provide a crucial 1-0 series lead.
(4)Hellfish vs Winter Soldiers (7) Game 2
Winter Soldiers break out in third period to claim F Wednesday Championship
Even if everything didn't go right for two periods, the Winter Soldiers needed only one to claim the F Wednesday night title. The onslaught began as of the four minute mark of the final frame. C.Kakivelis had already scored early in the second before starting the trend by the third with his second of the contest. Then, only one minute later, and perhaps the deflating goal of the series, A.Chewinsky threw the ball toward the net-from centre court that somehow found its way behind B.Verducci. The Winter Soldiers knew from-that point on the series was there's. D.Landucci added two insurance markers for good measure. Perhaps, the only bad sequence the Hellfish played in the entire series occurred in the final frame of this match. Apart-from that, they kept it close and nearly had it if it wasn't for A.Bitsakis. The net minder was square to his net and played very sound goaltending to help lead his club through both games. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, Congratulations go out to Chris Marinakis and the rest of the Winter Soldiers for capturing the F Wednesday division.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Kakivelis of the Winter Soldiers. In both their wins, Kakivelis was instrumental netting the winner in game one while notching a pair at key moments of game two.
Sunday August 19
Degenerates looked to bounce back after embarrassing loss to Chic Choc
If the first period was an indication of how the night was going to be, than the Degenerates may have just packed it in. A poor performance is an understatement for how terrible they played. By not guarding their man properly due to absolute laziness, the Chic Choc took advantage almost every time they had a chance to score. The game was out of reach thanks to the help of J-R Lemy, who was unstoppable collecting five points that included a hat trick. Still, the Degenerates knew they had another chance to redeem themselves. After collecting their thoughts and focusing on what was ahead, the veteran side went back to basics. This time, they were the ones to start strong resulting in four first period goals. N.Goncalves took the bull by the horns assisting once while bagging two straight markers. Now that the tables were turned, the Degenerates made sure to protect their lead and did just enough to split the miniseries.
(1)Degenerates vs Chic Choc(6)
(3)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (5)
Monday August 20
Mighty Boyz making case that they are a team to beat
It's becoming clearer and clearer that the Mighty Boyz may just be that team to beat on Monday nights. In both their victories, they scored a combined thirteen goals against a Dr Block team that finally had a full roster. Most likely their best asset is speed. M.Dettore made an already good team even better as the spark plug struck three times in the opening game. The Dr Block did have an opportunity to erase a bad game but made the vital mistake of taking a pair of penalties. By visiting the box twice, the Mighty Drunks seized the opportunities. J.Palmitano and A.Rapone each scored with the man advantage to get a head start heading into the final period. By then, the order was somewhat a little too tall for the Dr Block to bounce back and even the score. The win came with scoring efforts-from six different players that saw M.Dettorre once again lead the way with four points.
(7)Mighty Boyz vs Dr Block(4)
(3)Dr Block vs Mighty Boyz(6)
C.Gingras elevates play for Punishers double victories
In a night where he accumulated six points, C.Gingras was simply that good. Everything that the Punishers did right flowed-from their star player. The first encounter had Gingras net the winner fairly late in the game en route to a 3-1 victory. And as big as that goal was, Gingras brought it to another level by the second contest. The Punishers surged with four unanswered goals in the opening frame before trading three apiece by the final twelve minutes of play. Out of their seven goals, Gingras struck four times while setting up his captain J.Fidrilis. The only consolation that the Mighty Drunks will take-from the two loses is the fact of have only one spare on the bench. J.Adamou was definitely their best player scoring three out of their four goals.
(3) Punishers vs Mighty Drunks (1)
(3)Mighty Drunks vs Punishers (7)
Fatigue-from previous matches hinders Mighty Boys in back to back loses
Fatigue was present in the Mighty Boys two loses on Monday night and it proved to be a major reason why they dropped both games. From-the start, it showed that the Corporation had the extra step winning loose balls resulting in good possession and opportunities. However, it did take a late goal by J.Scalia to decide the opening game. The Mighty Boyz fought extremely hard to overcome a 3-1 deficit only to see it slip away with a minute remaining. After suffering such a heart breaker, the Mighty Boyz looked just as tired in the second encounter. Knowing this, the Corporation came out storming bagging three first period goals that included a key marker by G.DeMarinis just prior to the buzzer ringing. J.Pantelis would then add his second for insurance and the Corporation did what they needed to do to kill off the clock.
(3)Mighty Boyz vs The Corporation (4)
(4)The Corporation vs Mighty Boyz(3)
Hard works pays off for United Arms, but for only one game
If not for a hard fought battle along with a key play-from M.Boghossian late in the game, the United Arms would have gone empty handed on Monday night. Instead, they managed to force a shootout thanks to a one on one effort-from Boghossian that resulted in a late equaliser. Unfortunately their first match was as good as it got because the same couldn't be said for the second meeting. The Degenerates went full throttle scoring three times in both frames while not conceding a goal. P.Assadi, although wasn't too busy in net was left alone at times keeping a clean score sheet. The story of the match however was belonged to N.Goncalves, who just came off a productive performance on Sunday night adding five more goals to his collection.
(4)Degenerates vs United Arms(3) S.O
(0)United Arms vs Degenerates (6)
G.Gammieri's late marker trades wins with 1 Timer
Twice they led by two goals, and both times the 1 Timer couldn't protect their lead, at least not in the second game. The first encounter wasn't an issue with the men in orange edging out the Vitamin C 3-1. In hopes of capturing a second consecutive win, the 1 Timer have only themselves to blame. The contest was still very young when the Vitamin C fell behind 2-0 and 3-1 at one point. Perhaps a key turning point occurred when the 1 Timer took their lone penalty of the match. It was by then when the captain pulled even courtesy of a huge power play goal. F.Pace tied the game late in the frame to establish an even playing field in the final twelve minutes. Considering how many goals were scored in the first period, both sides decided to play it cautious the rest of the way. The only tally came very late thanks to G.Gammieri.
(3) 1 Timer vs Vitamin C(1)
(4)Vitamin C vs 1 Timer(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Goncalves of the Degenerates. After playing only a night ago collecting three points that included two goals, the Degenerates sniper showed once again how it's done by bagging five more markers along with a helper.
Thursday August 23
One bad minute bites Tocas
Settling for a shootout loss wasn't much of an issue for the Tocas in the opening contest. They knew the game could have gone either way and that it was just part of hockey. However, the second contest was where they really dropped the ball and have only themselves to blame. After all, they led 2-0 with power play goals-from T.Vassallo while playing strong defensive hockey. That lead stood solid for a good portion of the match up until M.Gagnon finally cracked the barrier. Now, it's one thing to allow a goal here in there, but to concede three straight in just over a minute is completely unacceptable, no matter what the circumstances. Les Carmoni felt something brewing and never gave to fight back and steal the win. And while many factors contributed to both results, perhaps a key component was the play of M.Gagnon. The offensive minded d-man participated in all five goals in both games that included three behind the net.
(2)Tocas vs Les Carmoni(3) S.O
(3)Les Carmoni vs Tocas(2)
Monday August 13
1 Timer load up a pair of dramatic wins
Not only were the 1 Timer able to get the two wins, but they did it in the most dramatic fashion. K.Gagne provided the first victory by netting the lone shootout marker while M.Carpentier doubled up the glory with his game winner leaving all but one second on the clock. That was the forward's second goal as part of a three point performance. The United Arms, despite dropping the first encounter 3-2 in a shootout missed out on evening the score by the second game. They couldn't have asked for a better start except for one major mistake. The 1 Timer managed to trail only by one because of a shorthanded goal-from Carpentier. If not for that miss hap, the United Arms would have most likely collected three points. Instead, they couldn't protect a slight 2-1 lead that turned for the worse in the end.
(2)United Arms vs 1 Timer(3) S.O
(3)1 Timer vs United Arms(2)
Punishers use two big first periods to down Dr Block
In both their wins, the Punishers came out swinging versus the Dr Block. Twice they built 3-1 leads which proved to be more than enough. After five different players tallied en route to a 5-3 win, the second contest had two players each score twice for a similar result. C.Gingras upped his game by posting a pair while setting up two teammates. M.Gagnon was the other Punisher to solve R.Pelletier on two occasions. When looking back, the DR Block know that they could have done better against a side that was missing key elements. The Punishers simply played it smarter early on and benefited with two straight victories. Despite the loss, J.Martineau may have been the best player on the field finishing his night with four goals and an assist.
(3)Dr Block vs Punishers (5)
(5)Punishers vs Dr Block(2)
M.Gagnon lays down the hammer in mini sweep of Vitamin C
For significant stretches of time, Les Carmoni controlled most of the play. And by doing so, they produced plenty of chances making S.Sauk work hard for his money. The pace kicked in early on with scoring efforts-from three different players that resulted in a 3-1 victory. The second game only saw Les Carmoni take over as of the second period. After trailing 1-0, M.Gagnon went hulk mode riffling three straight markers to double up his opponent. V.Morin set up Gagnon twice in only two minutes, and P.Corbin continues to impress between the pipes allowing only three goals all night.
(3)Les Carmoni vs Vitamin C(1)
(2)Vitamin C vs Les Carmoni(4)
Degenerates desperation kicks in to late
Even though the scores were different in both games, the Degenerates faced the same kind of problem. They would fall behind and were forced to battle all game in hopes to even the score. Unfortunately, they couldn't get there in both circumstances with the first one ending 2-1.The second contest had a bizarre and twisted ending to it. Les Reds had everything going right for them and looked like they could do no harm in what appeared to be an easy win. After all, they did lead 3-0 and hadn't conceded a goal for well over half the game. Then, out of nowhere, the Degenerates got their breaks mounting a remarkable comeback only to see it bite them in the end. Less than ten seconds was all that was remaining for M.Monteschio to break the late tie. Les Reds struck early in both games and did a great job protecting their lead for four entire periods.
(2)Les Reds vs Degenerates (1)
(4)Degenerates vs Les Reds(5)
No shock as Hustlers cruise for two easy wins
When arguably the top team of the top division is stacked versus a depleted line up, it's very safe to say that the Mighty Drunks had no chance. Seven minutes was all it took for the Hustlers to pop in six goals. Payam Assadi had the luxury of not having to run much and remained in his favourite spot that led to three goals. B.Vassilakis opened and closed the scoring while T.Bozinakis collected five points. Similar to the first game, the Hustlers never let go of the gas pedal in the second contest. G.Pisanelli struck twice in the first period that included a goal that only he can score. The highly skilled forward scored-from an impossible angle by using M.Melo's shoulder to re direct the ball behind the net minder. After being up 3-0, the Hustlers just cruised their way adding four more by the second with the help of E.Girouard's two markers. Possibly due to fatigue-from the opening game, Payam Assadi was nowhere to be seen in the second accumulating only two random assists. All in all, the Hustlers were expected to run up the score against a side missing many significant pieces.
(3)Mighty Drunks vs Hustlers (8)
(7)Hustlers vs Mighty Drunks (2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathias Gagnon of Les Carmoni. Whatever M.Gagnon ate or didn't eat definitely worked for him on Monday night. The irritating defenseman was incredible in the span of only five minutes by bagging three big goals en route to a 4-2 win over the Vitamin C.
Thursday August 16
Tocas smother Corporation, walk away with 4 points
Even though the Corporation controlled much of the play, the Tocas played it smart by barely giving any time and space. Surely it helps with R.Ricaurte handing the pipes, but that was only part of it. The Tocas led twice in both games settling for one point in a shootout loss while finishing off stronger courtesy of a 2-1 victory in the second contest. J.Durante had a strong opening game setting up three different teammates for the Tocas. C.Maltese then came up big notching a key marker in the second encounter holding up as the winner. This contest was a typical playoff style match that worked very well in the Tocas favour. Knowing that the playoffs are just around the corner, the Corporation will need to adapt to every situation and adjust accordingly when they get there.
(4)Corporation vs Tocas(3) S.O
(2)Tocas vs Corporation (1)
Monday August 6
Dr Block burn out with only 5 players
Knowing that it was going to be a difficult night, the Dr Block would have definitely taken the split with the Mighty Drunks. As a matter of fact, they nearly had it needing to kill off a mere 48 seconds in the first encounter only to give up two goals that left them in disbelief. The Mighty Drunks felt that they had to take advantage heading into the second meeting, especially with a fresher group of guys. And once they struck twice in only three minutes, both sides knew the end results. M.Melo had a lot more help in the second game that led to a 12 save shutout. Both wins came with an overall team effort that had nobody in particular stand out. As for the Dr Block, M.Beavais was money in everything he touched as the forward notched three goals and a helper in the loss.
(4)Dr Block vs Mighty Drunks(5)
(2)Mighty Drunks vs Dr Block(0)
Mighty Boyz make a solid case when they are complete
It's rare that the Mighty Boyz show up with a full squad, but when they do, it's only bad news for their opponents. Tonight's two games showed what a threat they can be when all their guys show up and play full force. Neither of the two games were close with the Mighty Boyz winning by at least three goals. The first encounter saw some balanced scoring with five different players finding the back of the net. However, the same couldn't be said for the second match, where M.Testolina separated himself-from everyone else bagging three goals and two helpers. The only good news for the Punishers in this particular case was that they didn't have a full squad to compete with the Mighty Boyz. Teams have come to realise that in order to be successful, all their elements count, especially in the first division.
(5)Mighty Boyz vs Punishers (2)
(3)Punishers vs Mighty Boyz(6)
Tocas adjust in latter part to even the score with 1 Timer
One trip too many to the penalty box doomed the Tocas in the opening game. The 1 Timer smelled blood and made sure to savour the opportunity bagging three out of their four goals with the man advantage. J.Guye-Perrault opened the scoring for the 1 Timer while K.Gagne brought it a step further riffling three straight to secure a 4-1 victory. In almost a similar situation like in the first encounter, the Tocas were able to return the favour. The score was nearly identical ending 4-0. J.Durante scored a hat trick like his opponent did, and the Tocas used two out of their four goals with the special teams. P.Lavoie scored on the power play while setting up Durante for a shorthanded marker. The 1 Timer attempted 14 shots, and couldn't bury any of them past R.Ricaurte, who bounced back to earn a shutout.
(4)1 Timer vs Tocas(1)
(4)Tocas vs 1 Timer(0)
Vitamin C outmatched in both games versus Chic Choc
The Vitamin C didn't bring any of their basic elements to compete with a better Chic Choc team on Monday night. They couldn't score in the opening contest, and didn't defend well enough conceding five goals in both games. The Chic Choc came out storming with L-P Beaupre netting his clubs first two goals. M.Ethier matched his teammates production by also bagging a pair while F.Gaudet-Peloquin stopped all 12 shots to collect a shutout. In hopes of bouncing back after a poor display, the Vitamin C did get it right in the second game, at least for one period. They led 2-1 heading into the final frame until falling off a deep cliff. Two and a half minutes was all it took for the Chic Choc to lay down the hammer. They struck four straight times during that span with scoring efforts-from four different players. M.Ethier set up two teammates while adding one to close off the night. For a second straight game, F.Gaudet-Peloquin was rock solid in net enabling his club to collect two convincing wins.
(5)Chic Choc vs Vitamin C (0)
(2)Vitamin C vs Chic Choc(5)
Constant pressure gives edge to Les Reds Over Corporation
By applying immediate pressure along with winning some loose balls, Les Reds grabbed leads in both games end never once gave them up. The Corporation, although tried to battle back, struggled to find enough room, and when they did, P.Turturici was still in the way. The net minder made enough key saves to keep his club in front for most of the night. The first match was a little lopsided with Les Reds getting goals-from for different players resulting in a 4-1 outcome. The second contest was much closer. Les Reds took the win on their third lead when M-A Distasio bagged his second late in the game.
(4)Les Reds vs The Corporation (1)
(2)The Corporation vs Les Reds(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Gaudet-Peloquin of the Chic Choc. Goaltending is always a key reason for success, and Frederic Gaudet-Peloquin proved it with a stellar performance allowing only two goals in four periods.
Thursday August 9th, 2018
Short bench proves to be breaking point for Carmoni as they don't have enough juice to follow The Corporation.
Even when playing on a off night The Corporation proved to be on their game to take an easy 6 points in the standing. While starting game 1 off slow, the team bounced back in the second period by scoring five unanswered goals to take an easy win. D. Ramada a stay at home defenseman was the main contributor scoring two goals. As game 2 started it was no different as The Corporation never took their foot off the gas pedal and continued to hammer the short bench Carmoni had. The sole bright spot Carmoni was M. Gagnon who scored half the goals for his club. He will need help from his teammates if they wish to play at a high level.
The Corporation (5) VS Carmoni (1)
The Corporation (8) VS Carmoni (3)
Wednesday July 25
(10)Les Raymonds vs Golden Knights (3)
M.Deninno's strikes 4 times, Les Raymonds give Golden Knights thumping
The Golden Knights have been playing some good hockey as of late, until tonight's horror show versus Les Raymonds. M.Deninno had a monster game scoring four times along with G.Delia, who collected four assists. It was just one of those nights that the Golden Knights will need to forget. They fell early trailing the opening frame 4-0, and showed no signs of life in what felt like a hopeless cause. Les Raymonds totalled nine of their ten goals in the first two periods alone.
(5)HBHA Masters 37+ vs Team Haiti(2)
J.Pantelis's hat trick powers HBHA in payback match vs Haiti
The HBHA Masters strolled to victory after dropping a tight contest only a week ago to the very same club. The problem in last week's affair was the lack of scoring despite having plenty of chances to do so. However, that wasn't the case in tonight's pay back match up. J.Pantelis cracked the barrier at least once in every frame to earn a hat trick. L.Williams and A.Angelis also went on to score while E.Parent stopped 27 of 29 shots to seal the victory in net. Team Haiti went in a deep hole trailing 3-0 at one point but managed to pull within one on a pair of quick goals. Unfortunately, that was all they had as the HBHA Masters regained control of the match en route to a 5-2 win.
(6)United Armenians vs Punishers (2)
Punishers collapse in third as United Armenians explode with four unanswered
Whatever the reasons, the Punishers suffered a meltdown in the short span of only four minutes. Both sides looked to be evenly matched trading a goal each in the first two periods. Then,once the five minute mark of the third period hit, the United Armenians shifted the tides. Three particular players carried the load on their shoulders. Leading the way in the goals department, A.Minassian struck three times while N.Chiminian and Y.Derohannessian combined for a massive eight points. It's never easy limiting the Punishers to only two goals but G.Follano had a big hand in it to earn the win in net.
(0)Horsemen vs Winter Soldiers (5)
Winter Soldiers remain hot with 5-0 shutout
It was quite clear that the Winter Soldiers came ready to play. It's been that way-from the beginning of the season and tonight was just another day at the office for the talented squad. They did everything right by winning all three frames while keeping a clean score sheet on the opposite side of the court. J.Mckenzie got the ball rolling in the first period, N.Gikas took advantage of a power play opportunity and D.Landucci added insurance posting back to back tallies. In addition to their contribution up front, A.Bitsakis was flawless between the pipes stopping all 20 shots his way.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jimmy Pantelis of the HBHA Masters 37+. After dropping their contest only a week ago to Team Haiti, J.Pantelis responded in a heavy way notching three out of his clubs five goals.
Thursday July 26
(1)United Armenians vs Team Haiti(3)
Team Haiti hang on to beat United Armenians
The United Armenians pop gun offense hit a wall on Thursday night. Perhaps it had to do with some reinforcements that Team Haiti added along with R.Augustin-Registe controlling the pipes. Their lone goal came right after they gave up two straight to trail 2-1 after one period. And even though time wasn't an issue, the United Armenians couldn't find answers-from that point on. Team Haiti had the slight luxury of playing with the lead and made sure to protect it knowing that it was going to be a low scoring affair. J-M Loiseau widened the margin early in the third period, and still the United Armenians struggled to get anything by Augustin-Registe, who was sensational to record the win.
(2)Golden Knights vs Horsemen(9)
Gassed Golden Knights die out in third period
It's what came to be expected for the Golden Knights. They played well for about two periods before running out of gas by the third. The problem however was that they did have energy early on but still dropped the ball giving up three first period goals. The Horsemen would then pull away thanks to a pair of tallies-from their captain V.Pandza for a substantial 5-0 cushion. It was only-from there that the Golden Knights would finally get to M.Vinciguerra. The net minder went through a slight funk in the span of only 30 seconds where he gave up his only two markers of the night. The Golden Knights may have felt something brewing in hopes of bouncing back but were nowhere to be seen in the end.
Wednesday July 18
(2)Les Raymonds vs Winter Soldiers (5)
Winter Soldiers pull away-from Raymonds in third period
After Les Raymonds evened the score in the second period, the Winter Soldiers responded with three straight by the third to pull away for a 5-2 victory. C.Kakivelis struck early, and J.Mckenzie took advantage of a power play only minutes later coming through with a very big goal. That was McKenzie's first of two with the second one feeding an empty cage. The game saw a seesaw battle for two frames but that all changed when the game mattered the most in the final fifteen minutes. The Winter Soldiers got better as the game went, and ultimately got what they deserved.
(4)Horsemen vs Golden Knights(5)
Third period scare nearly haunts Golden Knights
Wins aren't coming easy for the Golden Knights, who nearly endured a haunting finish. Down 5-1 after two periods, the Horsemen nearly staged a comeback that would have left long term psychological ramifications for the Golden Knights. Instead, despite giving up three in a row, the Golden Knights fought to kill off five long minutes to secure a nail biter. For a rare time this season, a full roster dressed that saw five different player's find the back of the net. And even though he didn't score, R.Ricard had a major role in the win as the skilled forward set up three teammates. The Horsemen dropped the ball in the second period and early in the final frame where they couldn't get anything going.
(1)HBHA Masters 37+ vs Team Haiti(3)
Tight checking game ends with Team Haiti on top
Both sides did an excellent job closing off the shooting lanes which explained a very low scoring affair. After continuing a 1-1 stalemate heading into the third, J.Benel came through for Team Haiti. The HBHA Masters were the first to strike early in the game but found themselves snake bitten unable to get a second goal. What made this result remarkable for Team Haiti was that they did it with only eight players dressed. D.Vericain was responsible for two big plays that included his clubs first goal and the set up for Benel's winner.
(6)Kentucky Blue vs Hellfish(1)
T.Oliveira knows how to finish
T.Oliveira took his scoring prowess to another level on Wednesday night netting an impressive five goals to help thrash the Hellfish. However, his madness only took over as of the second period. After snapping a 1-1 tie on the power play, T.Oliveira buried four more as the only player to score for the two sides from-that point on. Perhaps the Hellfish should have paid more attention to Oliveira, but by the time they would have figured it out, this contest would have been done with. L.DeCubellis and A.Franceschini chipped in with a pair of assists each while P.Delli Colli recorded the win in net allowing only one goal on 21 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyson Oliveira of the Kentucky Blue. The forward had an extraordinary night bagging five straight goals en route to a 6-1 win over the Hellfish.
Thursday July 19
(3)Les Raymonds vs Kentucky Blue(8)
Kentucky Blue use 4 goal first period to blow by Les Raymonds
Throughout two periods, the Kentucky Blue held a 6-1 lead on Les Raymonds. They scored four of those goals in the opening period and only gave up their first marker by the later stages of the second frame. Until that point, six different players got a taste at finding the back of the net with James Tutino being one of those players who went on to add a couple more to complete his hat trick by the third. The Kentucky Blue played the night before coming off a convincing 6-1 win and showed no signs of slowing down in this contest with Les Raymonds.
Sunday May 27
(6)Fatal Demons vs Lynx(5)
Lynx late surge falls short
Trailing by four goals heading into the third period, the Lynx clawed back only to fall short by one. For two straight periods, the Fatal Demons could do no wrong. They kept the momentum going and looked to smoke the Lynx right off the field knowing that they had a short bench. While everything suggested an easy final frame, the Lynx proved not only to themselves, but to the Fatal Demons as well that they weren't done yet. J.Mason had scored twice and nearly tied it towards the end that would have mounted an incredible comeback. This is one result that won't affect the Lynx. Once they heal their wounds and fill up their roster, teams will quickly remember how difficult they are to beat. But for now, the Fatal Demons will take the win thanks to an overall solid game that included balanced scoring and stable goaltending-from S.Morante.
(2)Butchers vs HC Mutts(7)
HC Mutts looking good right away, pull away in second half of game
Some little mistakes here and there spoiled the night for the Butchers, who will be in search of their identity with some new players. They did start off strong but couldn't keep up with the pace of their opponent. The HC Mutts eventually settled in feeling comfortable as the game went on and it showed as they made lots of quick fancy plays that would result into goals. All seven of their tallies came-from different players. He didn't have a busy night but J.Capalbo showed that he will fit right in for the HC Mutts.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Capalbo of the HC Mutts. After being out of action for a while, the net minder looked like he didn't miss a beat allowing only two goals.
Wednesday May 16
(4)HBHA Master's 37+ vs Fat Cats(2)
HBHA Master's jump on Fat Cats early to take season opener
The HBHA Master's were in rhythm and the Fat Cats looked rusty. P.Lapointe set up the third and fourth goal to help provide a massive four goal lead just shy of the mid way point of the match. The Fat Cats felt that they were chasing the game for most of the night. It took nearly the entire game for them to get on board. G.Bampos snapped C.Stavriadis's shutout late in the game right before F.Gentile provided the Fat Cats second goal. With scoring efforts-from four different players, the HBHA Master's are fast, deep, well oiled and will surely give problems to any opponent they face.
(5)RBK Knights vs Kentucky Blue(8)
T.Oliveira takes no breaks with another 4 goal performance
Last season's scoring leader continued his magic on Wednesday night as a four goal performance powered the Kentucky Blue over the RBK knights. T.Oliveira notched half of his team's goals and they couldn't have come at a better time. This contest was deadlocked at five goals apiece before the sniper took matters into his own hands. Already with a goal, Oliveira went on a rampage posting three in a row in the short span of only three minutes. James Tutino chipped in with a pair and an assist and will also be another significant piece to the puzzle. The Kentucky Blue are proving once again that they can put up the numbers while the RBK Knights keep dealing with devastating losses occurring towards the late stages of the game. Despite the harsh defeat, R.Ricard and P.Santullo kept the game very close as both players combined for seven points with Ricard leading the way striking three times along with a helper.
(1)Horsemen vs Hellfish(7)
There was no championship hangover, Hellfish keep good habits
The concept of a championship hangover had zero effect on the recent winners of the F3 division. After taking a couple of weeks off, the Hellfish were still in full form. They played a near perfect game by winning every period, scoring twice on the power play while getting the expected goaltending-from B.Verducci. The only sour note came late in the game when D.Georgopoulos spoiled Veducci' shutout on the power play. M.Chartrand and F.Benhamadi will be looked upon to providing some of the Hellfish's offense as both players came through riffling two goals each.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyson Oliveira of the Kentucky Blue. Anytime the game is on the line, the Kentucky Blue know they have a chance to win thanks to T.Oliveira's goal scoring ability. The sniper decided the contest bagging three late markers as part of a four goal performance.
Monday April 23 (Division 1 final)
Punisher's blow their lead twice, Hustlers triumph in spectacular fashion
It was a quick, high paced series, one that came to be expected-from two very good hockey teams. With that said, it was very important for either club to grab the first game. The Punishers appeared to be that team up until a late collapse suggested otherwise. The Hustlers scored two very late goals before bringing it a step further winning the shootout round. E.Girouard bagged a pair while scoring in the breakaways, as did T.Bozinakis, who leveled the game with only a minute left on the clock. Despite suffering a heart breaking loss, the Punishers erased harsh memories by responding immediately with four first period goals. That sequence put them in an almost identical position like in the previous match. But for the lessons that the Punishers just came to learn, they appeared to be a team that flirts with danger. For a second straight game, they invited frustration unable to protect a cushion that they worked so hard for. The Hustlers once again pulled off an incredible feat. Although they have the players to do so, one did stand out a little more on this night. E.Girouard put together another solid display by riffling three goals, two in which came only 90 seconds apart that tied the game 4-4.Then,only 30 seconds later, A.Stamiris snapped the tie and the Hustlers never looked back en route to a 6-4 victory. The Hustlers knew it was going to be a difficult challenge but they still found a way. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to George Panagiotopoulos, Steve Govas, Peter Icon and the rest of the Hustlers for getting it done.
(5)Punishers vs Hustlers(7) S.O Game 1
(6)Hustlers vs Punishers(4) Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard. By sparking five goals while adding a shootout marker, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that the established goal scorer merits the honor.
Monday April 2(Semi finals)
(8)P-Ball vs Team Haiti(1) Game 3
P-Ball complete sweep of Team Haiti
The P-Ball didn't want to leave the door open for any sort of comeback so they slammed it shut with a convincing 8-1 win to end the series. The game broke out by the second period with P-Ball running up the scoreboard striking five times. J.Gagne got the ball rolling, and who better-from the captain as he sparked an early second period power play marker. P.Genereux opened the scoring and added his second to share multi goal games with S.Vanier and G.Saulnier. By the time H.Merone put Team Haiti on board, they knew they were done. P-O Girouard had a fairly easy night stopping just over 20 shots. With the win, the P-Ball will be watching-from the sidelines to see who they will face in the final between Red Lite and the Black Knights.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philippe Genereux of the -Ball. All of his four points came on his team's first four goals.
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Monday March 26
Underdogs finish season strong with identical scores over Walking Tall
Captain Joseph Constantin emphasizes a defense-first system, and it's proven to be a winning formula as they just took two versus the Walking Tall for a first place finish. By grabbing sufficient leads in both their games, the Walking Tall were forced finding ways to bounce back. The only time they led was early on in the second contest, but that barely lasted with a response of three quick goals by the Underdogs. Another reason for their success comes with the ability of all their players pinching in one way or another. No one scored twice in the same contest, but M.Boutros, A.Zarzour, D.Masour and M-A Haber did collect two goals each by the end of the night. The Underdogs will have a chance to clinch first place on the condition that the Degenerates fail to get enough points in their remaining games.
(5)Underdogs vs Walking Tall(3)
(3)Walking Tall vs Underdogs(5)
A.Dayan, J.Chiropoulos the two headed monster powering Punishers
Two of the finest players of the division made it look easy on Monday night. Together, they form a formidable combination of skill and hockey sense that picked apart the Jokers defense and net minder. Out of their 13 goals combined in both games, A.Dayan led the charge with six tallies and two assists while Chiropoulos struck four times as part of an eight point performance. At no point were the Jokers able to keep up. S-A Longo was the only player to get his club on board making P.Stamkopoulos look behind him for a rare time. This contest concluded the regular season for both teams. The Punishers sit on top with a 16-4 record for an impressive 49 points while the Jokers are presently lingering in the middle of the pack with still some games remaining-from other teams.
(6)Punishers vs Jokers(1)
(0)Jokers vs Punishers (7)
F.Koch, wizard between the pipes for 1 Timer
The Degenerates were unable to overcome F.Koch enough times for some precious points to the standings. Koch was simply masterful, stopping 39 of 43 shots while allowing only one goal on six shootout attempts. It was just a frustrating overall night for the Degenerates forwards. Even a 2-0 lead in the second game wasn't good enough. The 1 Timer stormed back with three straight goals that eventually ended in a second consecutive shootout. After taking the opener 2-1courtesy of a perfect wrist shot-from K.Gagne, the very same d-man popped another beauty in the second shootout that was followed with S.Gravel's winner. The 1 Timer had the luxury of solid goaltending and capitalized when they needed to in order to collect a pair of hard fought wins.
(1)Degenerates vs 1 Timer(2) S.O
(5)1 Timer vs Degenerates (4) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night will be named after the Tuesday night results.
Tuesday March 27
The Corporation only pulls away late after back and forth action with Rebels
In a four period format consisting of two mini games, neither side ever led expect for the final period. The first game ended in a 5-5 draw before J.Pantelis and K.Araujo won it in a shootout for the Corporation, and the first period of the second game also ended in a tie. Then, things took a completely different direction. The Corporation simply overpowered the Rebels with seven goals averaging nearly one a minute. The Rebels had no choice to open up the game, and by doing so, the counter attacks of the Corporation just made matters worse as they were capitalizing on nearly every chance. J.Pantelis finished the night strong with three consecutive goals as did A.Bergomi, who riffled a pair while setting up Pantelis twice.
(7)The Corporation vs Rebels(5) S.O
(2)Rebels vs The Corporation (8)
Les Immigrant force Hustlers to work every inch
Maybe it came to expected that the Hustlers did what they did in the opening contest. All of their players moved the ball quickly and like they often do, they created plenty of quality chances that resulted in seven goals. But the same couldn't be said for the second encounter. And although the Hustlers took the match, Les Immigrant made sure that they would sweat it out till the buzzer sounded. The score was tied 3-3 in the second period until a four minute power play decided the outcome. Giving that kind of time and space to a team like the Hustlers will always spell a recipe for disaster. T.Bozinakis was the one who snapped the tie, and the Hustlers had to kill just over three minutes in order to secure the win. It came in a losing cause but S.Jankouzian was a thorn all night long scoring twice while setting up A.Daghlian.
(7)Hustlers vs Les Immigrant(1)
(3)Les Immigrant vs Huslters(4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Dayan of the Punishers. Every time he would touch the ball something happened. The Punishers forward danced his way to six goals and two assists in convincing wins over the Jokers.
Monday March 19
Mighty Drunks take Jokers by storm
The pace of the Mighty Drunks was too much to handle for the Jokers. By keeping the ball long enough, the lanes would keep opening up and the Mighty Drunks would seize their opportunities. Both wins came with the help of a collective effort. M.Arkalis, S.Castonguay, G.Chountalos and A.Tedone shared two goals each while P.Arkalis was behind setting up four teammates. The other contest had no one stand out as well with four different players finding the back of the net. Even though it was an inter -league match up, the Jokers weren't pleased with their overall performance. A.Giorgios was their best player scoring two out of their four goals.
(10)Mighty Drunks vs Jokers(3)
(1)Jokers vs Mighty Drunks(4)
Walking Tall finish strong despite going empty handed
If the Punishers thought the first game was going to be an indication of the second, than they were completely wrong. Perhaps they had reason to believe it would have been the case after a convincing 8-2 blowout win, but with the Walking Tall regrouping, a much different game transpired. Still, the Punishers came out on top barely with a 4-3 outcome. C.Gingras was once again simply in a league of his own. In the opening contest, Gingras pretty much won it striking four times as part of a six point performance. However, he wasn't the only one to strike several times as his captain J.Fidrilis notched a hat trick while setting up Gingras twice. With the second contest being a way tighter game, the Punishers needed back to back goals only two minutes apart in order to grab the win. A.Centis broke the late tie right after K.Tsoukalas evened the score.
(8)Punishers vs Walking Tall(2)
(3)Walking Tall vs Punishers (4)
Late collapse stuns Corporation
Three minutes felt like an eternity, but that's how much time was left when A.Stamiris came through for the Hustlers. Despite being down twice, the Hustlers overcame their deficit every time before winning it late in the game. This was a particular match that had one player steal the show. After cutting the lead in half on a clear cut breakaway, A.Stamaris used his patented slap shot twice that went right thorough the net to collect a hat trick. With that game in the books, the Corporation had to figure out a way to forget a devastating loss. Unfortunately they fell behind quickly and were forced to play catch up the rest of the way. The Hustlers made them pay early on with P.Assadi setting up three goals that saw T.Bozinakis benefit twice. But the best was yet to come when J.Rochon launched two precise shots that gave no chance to S.Morante. Even though they dropped both games, the Corporation made the Hustlers work for every play till the final whistle.
(2)The Corporation vs Hustlers(3)
(5)Hustlers vs The Corporation(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night will be named right after the Tuesday night results.
Tuesday March 20
Punishers trade shutouts with the Corporation
With the Punishers taking the first game 4-0, the Corporation replied in the night cap en route to a 5-0 win. It wasn't a case of lack of chances or offense-from both sides. In the example of the first game, P.Stamkopoulos kept frustrating his opponents making plenty of key stops while getting a balanced scoring effort-from four different players. After feeling snake bitten, the Corporation knew they needed that one goal to gain some confidence. J.Pantelis was able to provide it early enough and the Corporation used it to their advantage. By the time the first period ended, they had built a 3-0 lead and never looked back knowing that L.Dias was between the pipes. Both net minders faced about 17 shots each to earn respective shutouts.
(4)Punishers vs The Corporation (0)
(5)The Corporation vs Punishers (0)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andrew Stamiris of the Hustlers. The Hustlers d-man scored all 3 goals to rally his club for a 3-2 win over the Corporation while adding a pair of points in the second contest.
Monday March 12
Walking Tall handcuff Rebels early but nowhere to be seen in second game
It was clear-from the get go that the Walking Tall were ready for this bout with the Rebels, at least in the first encounter. By applying constant pressure and winning lots of loose ball battles, the Walking Tall would emerge as 3-1 winners. S.Scott helped set up M.Ethier and D-O Trinque while their leader in net F.Gaudet-Peloquin gave little room for the Rebels to strike. As much as the win felt gratifying, the second match had a completely different outcome. This time, the Rebels came out better prepared and it showed right away with a first period outburst. D.Roy and E.Leveille took the bull by the horns bagging two goals each. The Rebels would build a massive 6-0 lead before L-P Beaupre finally got to P.Boucher to spoil his shutout with just over two minutes remaining.
(3)Walking Tall vs Rebels(1)
(6)Rebels vs Walking Tall(1)
Les Immigrant strike late in first game to salvage single point
If not for a late equalizer-from B.Freitas-Pereira, Les Immigrant would have gone empty handed versus the 1 Timer. That tally sent the opening contest in a shootout where the goaltenders grabbed all the attention. Neither side despite sending three players would score. F.Koch denied all three shooters for the 1 Timer while R.Ricaurte matched his counterpart stopping every single 1 Timer. After allowing only one goal in the first game, F.Koch took it a step further in the second encounter never flinching to earn a 12 save shutout. While he took great care of his cage, his teammates in front of him handled the scoring. S.Gravel, M.Carpentier and T.Daigneault all scored for the 1 Timer, who desperately needed these points.
(1)1 Timer vs Les Immigrant (1) S.O
(0)Les Immigrant vs 1 Timer (3)
Punishers new faces put up real challenge for Corporation
With a hand full of regulars out of their lineup, the Punishers look like they have the man power for two solid teams. Even though they dropped both encounters, nothing came easy for the Corporation, who needed every single minute in order to collect points. The first match went as far as it could with J.Pantelis ending it in the shootout. The second game was only minutes away-from a similar outcome until the very same J.Pantelis came to rescue his club. The Corporation failed to capitalize on a four minute power play and needed an even strength goal shortly after-from Pantelis in order to snap a late 3-3 tie.
(3)The Corporation vs Punishers (2) S.O
(3)Punishers vs The Corporation (5)
The SalumiVino player of the night will be named right after the Tuesday night results.
Tuesday March 13
Late Degenerates tally carries momentum for second game vs Underdogs
There was just over two minutes remaining when S.Marricco rescued the Degenerates in the opening contest. The Underdogs overcame a 2-0 deficit and nearly had the game if not for P.Assadi standing tall in net. With a chance to even the score, the Underdogs slowly lost their confidence in the second game as they kept falling behind. The Degenerates took nothing for granted building a comfortable 3-0 lead after only one period. Then, with the Underdogs taking a long penalty, this contest was also put to rest with the Degenerates striking twice on the power play. In both games, P.Assadi faced a total of 32 shots and was solid allowing only two goals.
(2)Underdog's vs Degenerates (4)
(5)Degenerates vs Underdogs (0)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Felix Koch of the 1 Timer. The net minder had a near perfect night between the pipes. He allowed only one goal in the opening contest while denying 3 breakaways in the shootout along with a shutout victory in the second game.
Monday March 5
A.Dayan, C.Paoud & S-A Longo a real handful for the 1 Timer
The clicking trio between A.Dayan, C.Paoud and S-A Longo caused plenty of fits for the 1 Timer in both games. Stopping them required more than just a short staff-from the 1 Timer. After taking the opening contest 3-1, the second match was slightly closer with the Jokers edging them out 4-3. In both games, the Jokers used solid first periods with three quick goals to take immediate control. Even though they scored only seven total goals, A.Dayan, C.Paoud and S-A Longo combined for an impressive thirteen points. As dominant as those three were on the court for the entire night, the same could be said for T.Daigneault and C-T Perrault. The 1 Timer saw both players do most of the damage with Daigneault striking three times while Perrault collected a goal and two helpers.
(1)1 Timer vs Jokers(3)
(4)Jokers vs 1 Timer(3)
Degenerates grind out tough win with late push
It would have been a tall order for the Degenerates to take a pair of wins against the Mighty Drunks. And after dropping a fairly close 3-1 contest, the Degenerates gave it all in the second match to even the score. Every single player stuck to a simple game plan to cover their man the whole way through. By applying that kind of pressure, the opportunities would come with the biggest one late in the second game. There was just under a minute left when S.Marricco picked up a rebound with three straight swipes that finally went through M.Melo. On the large part, the Mighty Drunks had major ball possession but struggled to find enough space to create chances. Adding to that, it didn't help that P.Assadi was solid in net stopping 18 of 20 shots.
(3)Mighty Drunks vs Degenerates (1)
(3)Degenerates vs Mighty Drunks(2)
Far-from convincing, Hustlers have their hand full vs Rebels
Nothing came easy for the Hustlers in both games versus the Rebels. They had a very hard time disposing a tough opponent needing a late miracle in the first game along with a full out effort by the second. Just over a minute was all that was left when E.Girouard tied the game for the Hustlers. Then, with both sides sending three players for the shootout, E.Girouard put the final nail right after A.Stamiris got the better of P.Boucher. Still, the night wasn't over and the Hustlers had the same difficulty against a side that refused to quit. The Rebels, on three power play opportunities, capitalized every time that pulled them within one with only 90 seconds remaining. If not for a late brilliant save in the dying moments of the game, this contest was headed for another shootout. Instead, M.Dagenais remained alert and the Hustlers barely hung on to a second nail biter.
(3)Hustlers vs Rebels(1)
(4)Rebels vs Hustlers(5)
The SalumiVino player of the night will be named right after the Tuesday night results come in.
Tuesday March 6
Underdogs down Immigrant twice in shootout
Both games had similar storylines. The first one saw the Underdogs overcome a 2-0 deficit with a late response while the second contest had Les Immigrant return the favour with a buzzer beating goal to send the games into a shootout. With their captain J.Constantin collecting two points, the opportunity was given for A.Zarzour to strike as the only Underdog in the first shootout encounter. The Underdogs used their strong finish into the second game where they benefited with three power play goals only to see it vanish into thin air. There was just over three minutes remaining for les Immigrant to reply with two late goals. And after getting set up by A.Daghlian, Les Immigrant saw both A.Pederian and A.Saglam rescue their club late in the game. Unfortunately, they once again suffered the same fate. The Underdogs scored twice in the shootout courtesy of their captain J.Constantin and their specialist A.Zarzour.
(2)Les Immigrant vs Underdogs(3) S.O
(5)Underdogs vs Les Immigrant(3) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joseph Constantin of the Underdogs. In both games versus les Immigrant, the Underdogs captain was involved in nearly every goal. He collected four out of a possible five points along with a shootout marker.
Monday February 26
Underdogs hound Corporation early
There was no mastermind reason why the first game ended the way it did. The Underdogs simply out worked a lazier side and got deservingly rewarded when they sparked three unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 win. B.Cabral tallied twice and his captain J.Constantin provided the winner while J.Shisha was stellar stopping all but one shot. Knowing that there was a second game, the question became how would the Corporation respond? That question didn't take long to get addressed. With J.Scalia cleaning up the mess in front of the net twice along with S.Sicuso's tap in goal, the Corporation got back to business. That lead proved to be more than enough, and actually got slightly larger when J.Scalia buried his hat trick. This time, L.Dias got credited the win in net over his counterpart J.Shisha as both goaltenders were definitely a big help in both games.
(1)The Corporation vs Underdogs(4)
(5)The Corporation vs Underdogs(1)
Punishers sweat out two nail biters vs Rebels
If the Punishers thought that they would have an easy night, than they had something else coming. Sure they won both games, but it wasn't anywhere close to what they might have expected. In case of the first encounter, the Rebels led 2-0 after one period which needed a full out second frame for the Punishers to reply with three straight markers. C.Gingras gave the Punishers their first lead with only two minutes remaining in that game. The second match had a different pattern, but still a very close call. This time, the Punishers stormed out of the gates building a massive 5-1 lead, and everything felt like roses until the Rebels decided that they had enough. That wide deficit almost instantaneously turned into a one goal lead for the Punishers. The Rebels, who looked to be down and out, woke up-from the dead getting two goals-from C.Belisle, and one each by H.Ethier and his captain D.Roy to mount the comeback. Even though the Rebels couldn't reach on time, they definitely gave the Punishers a serious run throughout both games which can't be said for most teams so far.
(3)Punishers vs Rebels(2)
(5)Rebels vs Punishers (6)
Jokers tighten noose in second match to even the score
It was a game that Les Immigrant could do no wrong. With many players contributing offensively and defensively, the 7-1 score felt gratifying for a team in search of more points. They scored in every way possible, from-two power play goals to a shorthanded marker while adding the rest even strength. B.Freitas-Pereira and A.Pederian had plenty to say for the victory as both players each scored twice combining for seven points. As good as this game felt for Les Immigrant, the same couldn't be said for the Jokers. The good news was that the Jokers had another opportunity to get things right. And after making the necessary adjustments, the end result speaks for itself. Somehow, the Jokers went-from allowing seven goals to barricading their cage. M.Melo wasn't pleased with what had just happened and responded with authority denying every single shot his way. The Jokers needed only A.Giorgios to get on board, but didn't take the chance by adding a second-from S-A Longo to earn a 2-0 shutout win.
(7)Les Immigrant vs Jokers(1)
(2)Jokers vs Les Immigrant(0)
The SalumiVino player of the night will be named after the Tuesday night results come in.
Tuesday February 27
One period not good enough for Degenerates
Even though both games ended in close results, the Walking Tall was clearly the better side for most of the night. They took the opening contest 2-0 with goals-from S.Scott and an empty net marker by L-P Beaupre. Throughout most of the match, the Degenerates had nothing working for them. They barely had the ball, and when they did, the Walking Tall would strip it away. Still, the night wasn't over and the Degenerates had the chance to redeem themselves. However, it was the same scenario all over again with the Walking Tall taking control with two first period goals courtesy of M-A Verville and E.Gacem. Then, things finally started to go right for the Degenerates. It took the fourth period of the night for P.Paikopoulos to finally solve F.Gaudet-Peloquin. After using his blistering slap shot to get on board, P.Paikopoulos decided to try it again which was a good thing as it tied the match 2-2. Neither side was able to grab the lead-from that point on leaving only a shootout to possibly decide it. Unfortunately for both teams, the net minders weren't budging. P.Assadi and F.Gaudet-Peloquin stopped all three breakaway attempts their way.
(0)Degenerates vs Walking Tall(2)
(2)Walking Tall vs Degenerates (2) S.O
Hustlers sway away-from game plan in second encounter
From-winning a close 1-0 game to giving up five goals in the second contest was somewhat out of character for the Hustlers. Mind you, they did have only two changes but that shouldn't be an excuse against a side that had the same amount of players. The Mighty Drunks struggled to get their offense going up until the final frame of the second game. By then, they had only one get through M.Dagenais. Then, with only twelve minutes remaining, the flood gates opened. The Mighty Drunks went on a relentless attack notching four goals all coming-from different players. E.Antonopoulos did have his hand in the onslaught as the forward helped set up two while adding one himself. Overall, both teams did what they needed to do to earn their respective wins. J.Rochon was the lone goal scorer in the opening contest that saw M.Dagenais record a 16 save shutout. The second contest took a second wind for the Mighty Drunks to out battle and out hustle the Hustlers resulting in four second period goals.
(0)Mighty Drunks vs Hustlers(1)
(3)Hustlers vs Mighty Drunks(5)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathew Melo. Playing in both divisions as a net minder, M.Melo was a big reason why the Jokers rebounded for a 2-0 shutout win over Les Immigrant, and a 5-3 result against a high powered offense versus the Hustlers.
Tuesday February 20
(6)Stones vs Devil Dawgz(1)
Stones came out firing, beat Devil Dawgz 6-1
From-the get go, the Stones came out flying posting two first period goals. However, their best sequence came by the second period as they totally dominated the Devil Dawgz adding four more tallies. The only bright note for the Devil Dawgz was when B.Deslauriers spoiled C.Muccino's shutout. By then, the game was completely out of reach as both sides just waited for the time to run out. M.Gagnon, A.Lanni, M.Salerno, D.Ramada and S.Lodico all went on to score for the Stones, who sit in the middle of the pack with a 2-2 record.
Friday February 23
(5)Chiefs vs National(8)
M.Pinheiro's third period hat trick was just what National needed
It looked as though National found trouble after blowing a 3-0 lead. But after getting an outstanding performance-from their captain, National finished stronger securing an 8-3 win. M.Pinheiro had already beaten S.Pare twice before going on a massive rampage adding three quick tallies only minutes apart. This match had a strange effect with National being clearly the better side early on building a 3-0 lead. Then, it was the Chiefs turn responding with three of their own that left an unpredictable third period. And while the final frame may have been worrisome for National, those fears were put to rest thanks to their captain's onslaught of goals.
(8)Devil Dawgz vs Stones(6)
Late push not enough, Devil Dawgz even the score with the Stones
It was only three nights ago that the Stones handed the Devil Dawgz a thumping. Knowing this, the Stones made the brutal mistake of not being able to weather the storm. It showed-from the get go that the Devil Dawgz had something to prove as they weren't going to repeat the same mistake. They ignited four first period goals which enabled them to dictate the pace to their liking. After carrying a 6-3 lead heading into the third, the Devil Dawgz started to wonder if it would be good enough. The Stones responded with two goals and all of a sudden a comfortable lead turned into a nail biter. Luckily enough for the Devil Dawgz , A.Jalilvand was at the right place at the right time. The sniper made sure to bury the match after receiving a nice feed-from Y.Gazura and B.Deslauriers. Both players were vital for the win combining for seven points while eight different players took turns finding the back of the net.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. Unable to be contained, the captain was deadly on this night bagging an impressive five goals.
Monday February 19
Rebels get it right by the second game
The Rebels had things set up for a solid win against the Degenerates, but then they went and blew a three goal lead en route to a deflating loss. The comeback was inspired by P.Cardillo, who riffled three rockets past P.Boucher to earn a hat trick in only five minutes. The Degenerates found their game responding with five unanswered goals while hoping that it would carry over in the second contest. Normally momentum tends to continue when riding a hot hand but no in this case. The Rebels had short memories and got back to their game plan by stunning their opponent early on. This time, they did it one better by building a 4-0 lead only six minutes into the game. The charge was led in part by their captain D.Roy, who scored twice in the opener while adding a pair to provide a four goal cushion. Seeing that the Degenerates fought back to take the first encounter, they did make a push in this one as well but couldn't get there in time. J.Chartier got credited the winner and P.Boucher bounced back to earn the win in net over his counterpart P.Assadi.
(5)Degenerates vs Rebels(3)
(5)Rebels vs Degenerates(4)
No good lead is ever secure, Jokers walk away with single point
The Jokers showed promise and got on the board several times in the first period. A.Dayan took command bagging back to back tallies, and the Jokers felt they could do no wrong against a flat Walking Tall side. But, a very late tally by J-R Lemay may have planted the seed of what was to come. The Walking Tall turned a three goal deficit into an eventual lead when they scored a power play goal with less than three minutes remaining. As discouraging as the loss would be, the Jokers did put it behind them quickly to manage a better outcome. However, it was the Walking Tall getting the better once more, but this time in a shootout. Once again, J-R Lemay was pivotal for his club. The Walking Tall forward tied the game with just over two minutes to force the extra time. After sending three players a side, E.Gacem and J.Dumont each scored in the shootout for the Walking Tall while S-A Longo was the lone striker for the Jokers.
(4)Walking Tall vs Jokers(3)
(3)Jokers vs Walking Tall(4) S.O
Punishers can't recover-from tortuous five minutes after taking first encounter
With A.Centis setting up C.Gingras and K.Kakivelis twice, the Punishers walked away with a solid 3-1 win versus the Hustlers. It was another game that P.Stamkopoulos shined stopping all but one goal on 15 shots against a team that can score at will. Now it's one thing to defeat the Hustlers once, but to do it twice doesn't often happen even though it was done not to long ago with the Punishers taking both games. With that said, the Punishers had the opportunity to sweep their opponent once again up until an uncalled gesture turned things around. Spending five minutes in the penalty box in a 4vs4 format spells disaster. The Hustlers knew they had it and put the match into autopilot bagging three goals with the man advantage that ultimately gave little hope for the Punishers. T.Bozinakis was largely behind the win as he not only set up two teammates but was able to use his patented slap shot twice to get the better of P.Stamkopoulos.
(3)Punishers vs Hustlers(1)
(5)Hustlers vs Punishers(2)
Corporation battle Mighty Drunks till the end
It showed in everyone's game that neither side was willing to give up anything. The result of the first encounter was proof enough as both teams went the ultimate distance. After playing to a 2-2 first period, and then trading one goal by the second, nobody was able to crack the barrier, even in the shootout as each net minder wished they could have done better stopping only one of three attempts. The second game wasn't much different except for a short sequence by K.Araujo. In the span of only 70 seconds, K.Araujo delivered with two blasts-from about the same area to put the Corporation up 3-1.That didn't stop M.Arkalis from- making a game of it. From the drop of the ball since the opening face off, M.Arkalis and P.Arkalis were a thorn throughout the entire night for the Corporation. Both players combined for nine out of a possible ten points that included a shootout marker by P.Arkalis. But as big as M.Arakalis's goal was in the second game, it just wasn't enough as the Corporation held on for the close win.
(5)The Corporation vs Mighty Drunks(5) S.O
(2)Mighty Drunks vs The Corporation(3)
Underdogs use two big second periods to edge out Immigrant
An early second period goal by B.Cabral in the first game, and a power play marker-from the very same B.Cabral in the second contest gave the Underdogs two clear wins and six points to the standings. Cabral was clutch both times collecting two game winning goals, and C.Malkoun was rock solid in net stopping 31 of 34 shots. Les Immigrant had more than enough minutes in both games to battle back and even the score. But with a determined defense and solid goaltending, the Immigrant offense hit a dry spell. For the Underdogs, both these wins put them in control of the standings with 22 points for first place.
(2)Les Immigrant vs Underdogs(3)
(3)Underdogs vs Immigrant(1)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Araujo of the Corporation. His two wicked slap shots in a short span gave the edge for his cub in what was a dog fight till the end with the Mighty Drunks.
Tuesday February 20
1 Timer squander two massive leads
Weather it was the 1 Timer better prepared or the Degenerates sleeping, one has to wonder what went wrong for the 1 Timer. Twice they led 3-0, and twice they fell on the short end of the stick. This is the fourth straight time that the Degenerates find themselves in the same situation that resulted in a split decision with the Rebels. Whatever their excuse may be, they did show lots of bite every time that resulted in a pair of comeback wins. S.Marricco, on the large part has been the catalyst behind the victories. The power forward may be oblivious to what assists are but is very familiar with goals. Tonight, he buried a total of five in both games. The Degenerates also had A.Lanni notch three while J.Melo took care of the balance with a pair.
(4)1 Timer vs Degenerates (5)
(5)Degenerates vs 1 Timer(3)
Monday February 12
F.Gaudet-Peloquin stands tall in net
In both games, Les Immigrants offense managed only one goal. Maybe that's because F.Gaudet-Peloquin wasn't feeling generous on this night. The Walking Tall scored just enough winning 2-0 & 3-1 to collect two close victories. J-R Lemay opened and closed the scoring as the only player to get a pair past R.Ricaurte. Out of their 32 shot attempts, S.Jankouzian was the only player able to get the better of the corner stone net minder. M.Laroche, S.Scott and E.Gacem also went on to score for the Walking Tall, who collected their fourth win in ten games.
(0)Les Immigrant vs Walking Tall(2)
(3)Walking Tall vs Les Immigrant(1)
Rebels calm the storm to split miniseries with 1 Timer
The way the first game went, the Rebels knew they had to tighten up in the second game if they expected to collect points with the 1 Timer. Giving up six wasn't the way to go and that was adjusted with P.Boucher bouncing back with a 15 save effort. The 1 Timer stormed out of the gates early on bagging three goals just six minutes in. M.Carpentier struck first while providing his second early in the second period for a three goal cushion. After a subpar performance, the Rebels showed some character by the second contest. This time, they returned the favor being the better side early on. They struck three times in the first and added their fourth thanks to their captain D.Roy, who buried his second to put the game out of reach. By then, the Rebels had only a shutout to protect but weren't able to because of M.Carpentier's late power play goal.
(6)1 Timer vs Rebels(3)
(4)Rebels vs 1 Timer(1)
No clowning around, Jokers meant business on this night
Anytime you get off to an excellent start, the odds will always be on your side. The Jokers wasted no time igniting the action with three quick goals and the Underdogs were left wondering what had happened to them. Despite their bad start, the Underdogs avoided the snooze button and responded with a better second period. The only problem was that it came a little too late. Both sides traded three goals each that resulted in a 6-3 final. The second encounter was much closer, but the Jokers still had the better start forcing the Underdogs to play catch up. After being down twice, D.Mansour and his captain J.Constantin each scored to level the game. Neither side was able to get it done in regulation time which forced a three man shootout. It's very rare that all three players would prevail in the breakaways, but the Jokers defied the odds with S-A Longo, A.Dayan and G.Angelo all finding the back of the net.
(3)Underdogs vs Jokers(6)
(5)Jokers vs Underdogs(3) S.O
Degenerates effort pays off in difficult battle with Hustlers
Within only five minutes-from the drop of the ball, some may have been wondering if the night would end earlier than usual. The Hustlers, and more so E.Girouard, popped in four goals by the 5:20 mark of the game that saw the sniper rifle three straight after A.Stamiris opened the scoring. But as ugly as that sequence may have been, the spirits of the Degenerates weren't totally shattered. By taking it one shift at a time, the confidence started to build up even though they knew they would not come back-from their deep hole. For the Degenerates, it was about finishing strong so that they can carry some good habits heading into the second encounter. And with that said in between games, the effort paid off. After playing to a 1-1 first period, S.Marricco did what he does best and that is to go to the net. The power forward battled his way through providing two big goals which was eventually followed with a power play marker by P.Paikopoulos. And even though a 3-1 lead appears to be comfortable, it never is against a team like the Hustlers. It took only two wicked slap shots 45 seconds apart-from T.Bozinakis to gear this match away-from his opponent. By that point, the contest appeared to be headed for a shootout until a desperate slap shot-from J.Melo said otherwise. M.Dagenais would have easily made that save an unlimited amount of times but didn't that time with only 6 seconds left on the clock.
(6)Hustlers vs Degenerates(2)
(4)Degenerates vs Hustlers(3)
Punishers keep showing why they are on top
In order to defeat the defending champs, a near perfect game may be required in order to do so. However, the Mighty Drunks weren't far off in both matches as one goal decided the first outcome and a very late tally was the difference in the second encounter. A.Dayan was the lone goal scorer in the 1-0 win. His tally came only 20 seconds into that game which gave a heavy duty task for P.Stamkopoulos to walk away with the shutout. The Mighty Drunks finally got on board by the second encounter, and actually led 2-1 by the second period when P.Arkalis snapped a 1-1 tie. But there was still plenty of work to be done in order to defeat the Punishers. Unable to get that extra insurance marker or hoping to secure a slight lead, the Mighty Drunks couldn't keep F.Russo off the score sheet. Still, the game was up for grabs and time was winding down towards the shootout. By then, anyone could have come up big and someone actually did a minute shy of regulation time. That player was A.Centis, who broke the barrier to help maintain a perfect 8-0 record for the Punishers.
(1)Punishers vs Mighty Drunks(0)
(2)Mighty Drunks vs Punishers(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederick Gaudet-Peloquin of Walking Tall. The net minder didn't give much to Les Immigrant, who only figured him out once on 32 shots.
Tuesday February 13
Les Immigrant stifle Corporation with aggressive for check
Anytime a team buys into a game plan, the outcome is usually a good one. Les Immigrant kept it simple but worked extremely hard like they always do by making things very difficult for their opponent. The Corporation had barely time holding the ball and were forced to make quick plays due to the constant pressure. It was by the early stages of the second period that the first encounter tilted in one direction. R.Lakhoyan and A.Pederian each scored in a quick span to grab a 3-1 lead and R.Ricaurte knew he had the game secured making brilliant saves. With the first encounter out of the way, the Corporation tweaked some things around and made sure to prepare better in order to walk away with some dignity. And although it was a difficult task at hand, the veteran side took control of the situation. After tying the game 1-1, J.Morina helped set up the go ahead marker by P.Santullo only minutes later. By that point, Les Immigrant had way more than enough time to battle back and even the score. The problem however was that they couldn't create enough numbers as they were constantly guarded with a player in front of them. Also, add to the fact that S.Morante wasn't going to make it easy either by making save after save. In the end, both sides were satisfied with the results despite being in different divisions.
(2)The Corporation vs Les Immigrant(3)
(1)Les Immigrant vs The Corporation(2)
Sunday February 11th
(2) Sportek vs Shockers (8)
Shockers have big third period to take control over the match and put final nail in coffin.
The Shockers offense slowly dug a hole for the Sportek team until they finally woke up and took control of the match and put the final nail in coffin taking all hope their opponents had. M. Blackman and C. Debonis were the main contributors for their club scoring five of their teams eight goals. D. Bourque continues to be solid in between the pipes stopping eighteen shots he faced, only C. Flikas and S. Pinero were the sole players able to solve the hot goaltender.
(4) Lynx vs Fatal Demons (3)
Defensive game plan keeps game tight until the very end.
Tonight, we saw two very evenly matched team go up against each other, as both teams exchanged goals until one of them prevailed in the third. From the start Lynx got a quick start with the help of D. Zabitsky who scored the first two goals for his club, while the Fatal Demons were able to keep it close on their end thanks in part to P. Santullo. As the game winded down each team exchanged a pair of goals to close the game out.
(5) Brew Crew vs Team Cuba (3)
A quick start to the game puts the Brew Crew up and Team Cuba playing catch up for the rest of it.
Brew Crew knew they had to strike first to get the start they needed, and they never looked back striking a total of three times in the first. From their Team Cuba were playing catch up the rest of the way, never being able to fully dig out of the hole they got themselves in from the first. D. Verta was a big contributor for his club scoring a hat trick and carrying most of the offensive load by himself. Where as J. De Sua was the sole player on his end who was able to collect multiple points.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Brew Crew. On a nightly basis Danny Verta shows why he is the most important player to his club and tonight was no different, as the talented forward scored a total of three goals to help his club get the win.
Friday February 9th
(4) Chiefs vs National (5)
As both teams exchange leads until we finally find a winner at the end.
As both team scripted this, the game plan was to get a lead and defend the following until the final buzzer. Unfortunately, the following is easier said than done, as both teams exchanged leads until the third period where the National took control and shut the door the rest of the way. D. Galloro continues to be a goal scoring machine scoring half of his club’s goals, whereas on the other side both S. Laplante and M. Pinheiro each scored a pair of goals on S. Pare to help secure his club win.
(3) Devil Dawgz vs Bramabulls (10)
Bramabulls keep rolling with the start of the Master’s division.
Bramabulls continue to demonstrate that their offence needs to be feared in the Master’s division, any team must be conscious of how many goals a team can put up. As the season continues to grow teams will need to adjust their defensive game plan when playing them. Captain A. Di Perna continues to demonstrate his leadership capabilities by not only putting together a fierce team to compete against but also by being a solid contributor for his club. Tonight, was no different for the captain who had a solid showing accumulating five points. While on the other side the Devil Dawgz used a team effort scoring three goals, V. Mancini was the sole player to collect multiple points.
The SalumiVinoplayer of the night goes to Frederic Lamarche of the National. When the game was on the line the goaltender decided to shut the door and make sure to push away every shot he faced to give his club an important win.
Thursday February 8th
(3) Mighty Drunks vs Bramabulls (7)
Strong start to game provides Bramabulls necessary push to grab win over Mighty Drunks.
As the night wore on, the goals started to pile on for the Bramabulls who took a controlling win over the Mighty Drunks thanks to a quick start. M. Testolina continues to prove why he is a fierce competitor scoring the first two goals for his club. As the period continued to wind down, the Bramabulls scored another two unanswered goals to build on their lead. But you should never count out the Mighty Drunks as the team started to mount a comeback in the third period scoring three goals, unfortunately for the them the large deficit they had created was to large to overcome.
(1) Scorpions vs SBS Trashers (3)
Tight defensive game plans sees opportunistic SBS Trashers team take the game.
To evenly matched teams faced off tonight and only one could prevail. Both teams demonstrated strong defensive game plans to match up with one another and waiting on their opportunistic moment to strike. The Scorpions took the early lead thanks to a blistering shot from the point from B. Sieu. But the lead did not last long as the SBS Trashers replied with three unanswered goals in a span of five minutes. The SBS Trashers used a team effort as not one single player received more than a point, eight of the ten players dressed collected points.
(2) Carnage vs Raging Rhinos (5)
Raging Rhinos continue to roll playing another solid game.
The Raging Rhinos continue to show why they were the winners of the E-Thursday fall division. From the start of the game Raging Rhinos took control of the game and never let go controlling all facets of the game. T. Georgaros put his team in an ideal position in the first period scoring two very important goals. As Carnage started to fight back into it thanks in part to the goals produced by S. Amoroso, the Raging Rhinos always had an answer replying after each score. J. Tzanetakos finally put the game away in the third scoring the fifth goal his club and taking any juice left in the tank from Carnage.
(3) JLR Brossard vs Werewolves (7)
Even with a shorth bench Werewolves control game against JLR Brossard.
Tonight, both teams played with a short bench, as JLR Brossard brought in spares. It is not always the best course of actions as some of these players will not have chemistry together. Sticking with your core and expecting them to produce will always be the best-case scenario. The Delia brothers proved to be the difference in this one creating havoc for JLR Brossard from the start as both scored hat tricks.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ted Georgaros of the Raging Rhinos. His leadership skills and talent of being at the right place at the right time helped him produce a big win for his club and notch two very important goals.
Wednesday February 7th
(6) Hellfish vs RBK Knights (2)
Strong start to the game puts Hellfish up early and they never look back.
From the initial ball drop Hellfish meant all business playing strong hockey and taking advantage of the disorder from the RBK Knigths, C. Flikas and S. Monnet each struck with their first goals of the night. As the night wore on Hellfish continued to take advantage of their counterparts digging them a deeper hole to dig themselves out of. S. Dimakos and s. Morachie were finally able to solve B. Verducci late in the third but it was to late at that point as RBK Knigths were in to big of a hole to comeback from.
(1) United Armenians vs Fat Cats (2)
Old school defensive minded hockey leads the way in this one.
These games between two very strong clubs always brings out the best from all. From the start both teams demonstrated that the intensity was going to be there. As both teams exchanged their chances until B. Bonspiel was able to beat J-F. Aumais in the first. As the clocked ticked down the Fat Cats built upon their lead as E. Panzera scored the second for his club. As the United Armenians continued to pepper G. Sangiovanni the solid netminder continued to push away all the shots he faced until the last minute of the game where G. Jerjian was able to find the back of the net.
(4) Winterhawks vs Kentucky Blue (8)
Kentucky Blue offense creates chances until the end scoring eight goals.
The defensive game plan from both sides just went out the door in this one as both teams were more interested in scoring goals then helping their goaltenders out. While Kentucky Blue used multiple offensive weapons such as M. Lepage, T. Oliveira, and R. Estrela to score multiple goals. But on the other side the Winterhawks used F. Raymond to produce all their goals, scoring a natural hat trick and helping set up one of his teammates. The other Winterhawks players will need to step up their game and help their teammate out to create more offensive chances.
(7) Venom vs Underdogs (3)
Second period awakening from Venom takes over the game to earn the win.
The game that started off tight between both clubs exchanging three goals a piece saw Venom take control over the game mid way thru the second. The Underdogs who are not use to playing short bench showed their fatigue but it was to late as Venom was carving out their lead. The chemistry between J. Courteau and B. Deslauriers continues to be demonstrated as both players combined for a total of six points tonight.
(2) Les Raymonds vs United Arms (4)
A.Mancini plays an extremely solid game but not enough as Les Raymonds show fatigue with a short bench.
It is usually rare that when a goalie stands on top of his head during the entire night and can not come out with the win, but it was the case tonight. As the extra legs the United Arms brought proved to be the difference tonight. A. Belcher kept showing his veteran presence on a young squad helping set up three of his teammates. N. Delia continues to prove to be a great addition for his squad as he was the sole player to solve R. Kenadjian all night long.
(8) Armadillos vs Fat Roy (0)
Armadillos too much to handle for Fat Roy as they take advantage of their counterparts.
From the initial ball drop it showed Fat Roy was going to have their hands full with their opponent. The Armadillos did not let anything get them off their game plan as they keep playing the same style of game until the final whistle. The Armadillos used a team effort to score their goals as seven different players found the back of the net. P. Lapointe was the sole Armadillos player to score multiple goals. While C. Stavriadis was perfect on his end as he only faced twenty-three shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to the Giancarlo Sangiovanni from the Fat Cats. The netminder played a near perfect game only allowing one goal on twenty-five shots. His bid for a shutout was denied during the end of the game.
First place Underdogs earn another two wins but do not make their lives easy.
As the Underdogs continue their quest to earn the first-place position in the league, the needed to beat Walking Tall to continue with their dominance but they did not make their life easy. The Underdogs proved in the first game that with a solid defensive game and a opportunistic offence that they could capitalize when needed. M. Boutros and F. Nasser were the sole players to solve F. Gaudet-Peloquin. While C. Malkoun was perfect on his end stopping all seventeen shots he faced. The second game did not come as easy to the Underdogs as Walking Tall seemed to have found an answer to their offensive troubles keeping the game extremely close. As B. Cabral and F. Nasser each combined for three points a piece for the Underdogs. While on the other side J R. Lemay and D. O. Trinque were finally able to solve C. Malkoun.
(0) Walking Tall vs Underdogs (2)
(2) Walking Tall vs Underdogs (3)
Each team exchanges wins as Mighty Drunks wake up in a big way for their second game.
The 1 Timers showed a lot of energy in the first game coming off strong and taking advantage of the Mighty Drunks. The 1 Timers capitalized on their chances scoring once in each period. S. Lebel and M. Carpentier were the two players to solve M. Melo. While F. Koch was solid on his side turning away the multiple offensive weapons and chances the Mighty Drunks threw his way. As the second game started it seemed the tides were changing as the Mighty Drunks were finding their legs and solutions to their offensive issues. While the Mighty Drunks used a team effort to capitalize on their chances and scoring five goals against F. Koch.
(0) Mighty Drunks vs 1 Timer (2)
(5) Mighty Drunks vs 1 Timer (2)
Punishers outduel a very strong offensive team and keep them in check during the entire night.
The game plan for the night was to play a solid defensive game from the Punishers and to limit any potential offense the Hustlers may have produced on this night. As the Punishers executed their game plan to a tee it finally showed on the scoreboard, as the Punishers won both games with a large margin. In the first game J. Fridilis was the offensive star his club needed scoring two goals and setting up one of his teammates for the third tally. The second game did not much different as the Punishers continued their strong play and continued to use a game plan that worked. A. Sarrigiannis and A. Centis each tallied a pair of goals to beat A. Kakivelis while on the other side B. Vassilakis was the sole bright spot for his club beating P. Stamkopoulos twice.
(1) Hustlers vs Punishers (4)
(2) Hustlers vs Punishers (5)
Jokers wake up late secure much needed point.
The Degenerates can welcome new addition P. Paikopoulos with open arms tonight as the talented defenceman made the difference in the first game. D. Vespa was able to see first hand how much his blistering slapshot makes the difference. The Jokers tried to fight back from an early deficit, but it was to late as time ran out. The second match was much tighter as the Jokers took an early one goal lead by C. Daoud and shut the door the rest of the way. But the defensive efforts were not quite enough as G. Cardillo ties the game late in the second period to send this to a shoot out. The Jokers can thank S. Longo and G. Angelo who were each capable of beating R. Ranieri to secure the win.
(4) Degenerates vs Jokers (3)
(2) Degenerates vs Jokers (3) SO
The SalumiVinoplayer of the night goes to the Christian Malkoun of the Underdogs. The talented netminder only allowed two goals in a very busy night, where he faced multiple scoring chances and a late push from his opponent.
Monday February 5th
(1) Team Haiti vs P-Ball (6)
P-Ball take advantage of Team Haiti, keep rolling in the Premier division.
P-Ball continue to roll in the Premier division, securing an important 3 points in the standing as the season nears an end. From the initial ball drop, P-Ball showed their offensive skill. J. Gagne was the first player to solve R. Augustin-Registe, but his night had just started as the speedy forward found the back of the net another two times to finish things off. P-O. Girouard continued his stellar play from the previous weeks only allowing one goal on twenty-seven shots to T. Dornival. Team Haiti will need to find a solution to their offensive difficulties as the season winds down.
(2) Black Knights vs Red Lite (9)
Two old rivals renew their rivalry near the end of the season, as Red Lite provides a dominant performance.
As two rivals continued their fierce rivalry tonight, Red Lite showed their continued dominance in the Premier division by taking an easy win. From the start of the first period Red Lite were determined to demonstrate their offensive dominance scoring three unanswered goals a period. M. David and K. Kuczmarski were the main contributors for their club as they each scored two goals a piece and they each set up three other goals. The Black Knights were finally able to find the back of the net when G. Gelinas and J. Velonosi scored on L. Augustin-Registe. As the Black Knights finally started to find their game it was to late as the hole they had dug themselves in was to large to overcome.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to the P-Ball's goaltender P-O. Girouard. The solid netminder provided an excellent performance for his club as he only allowed one goal on twenty-seven shots he faced.
Monday January 29
C.Gingras & J.Chiropoulos mesh in opener, S.Bentivegna takes torch to close out perfect night
C.Gingras and J.Chiropoulos spent much of their night trying to set each other up. Both players proved to be a handful combining for seven points in only four goals. J.Chiropoulos tallied twice while setting up the others markers that came in the first period. The Mighty Drunks bell behind 2-1 & 3-2 unable to equalize the score. They did attempt enough shots and opportunities but hit a wall in P.Stamkopoulos. The second match would have expected the dynamic duo to continue- from where they left off. However, the Punishers have other threats in their lineup that can hurt you on any given night. This time, S.Bentivegna led the way sparking two goals en route to a close 3-1 win. For a second straight game, P.Stamkopoulos held the fort denying all but one goal.
(2)Mighty Drunks vs Punishers (4)
(3)Punisher's vs Mighty Drunks (1)
Corporation and Walking Tall trade remarkable comebacks
Even though they went down 4-0, the Corporation felt they had a chance. They eventually woke up late in the opening frame and were in full force by the second rebounding with five unanswered goals. D.Ramada opened the scoring while setting up G.DeMarinis's first of two in the contest. The game was eventually tied and appeared to be headed for shootouts until P.Santullo decided otherwise. The clutch forward also buried his second to snap the 4-4 tie leaving only 15 seconds on the clock. Normally, that kind of momentum tends to continue on, and despite grabbing a 2-0 lead, the Corporation got a rude awakening. This time it was the Walking Tall returning the favor. After cutting the lead in half by the first period,the flood gates opened by the second with four straight tallies going in. D-O Trinque had two goals and M.Ethier got rewarded the winner while F.Gaudet-Peloquin split the decision between the pipes with his counterpart S.Morante.
(5)Corporation vs Walking Tall(4)
(5)Walking Tall vs Corporation(3)
Underdogs take final stretch for granted
Everything seemed to be going extremely fine for the Underdogs, at least for most of the night. They out played and out worked the 1 Timer in the first encounter that finished in a 5-2 result. During that time, A.Zarzour and N.Zahabi each scored twice with all four goals coming by the second period. With that game out of the way, the winning side wasn't letting up and it showed immediately as they bagged five first period goals for a 5-3 lead. It seemed evident by that point that the Underdogs were well on their way to collecting two straight wins. However, it wasn't the case, and for whatever reason they just fell apart. Maybe it's because the 1 Timer had nothing to lose and gave it their all in hopes of escaping with a positive result. Already with a pair of goals, L-F Maxime was the catalyst behind the comeback. The 1 Timer added the skilled forward on this night, who made an immediate impact riffling two goals in only five minutes to complete his hat trick and give his club a 6-5 lead. Then, only a minute later, K.Gagne widened the margin by two which proved to be significant as it held up for the winner.
(2)1 Timer vs Underdogs (5)
(6)Underdogs vs 1 Timer(7)
Tuesday January 30
Captain D.Roy takes matters into own hands to even the score
Limited to only one late goal in the opening contest, the Rebels fell short in their 2-1 loss versus the Jokers. G.Botis and A.Giorgios each scored three minutes apart and D.Nespa saw his shutout taken away with only 15 seconds left on the clock. The Jokers looked to carry their solid defensive game into the next match but found themselves drifting away-from the game plan. They played a solid first period with the game leveled at two goals apiece but were nowhere to be found by the second frame where the Rebels emerged with four unanswered goals. During that span, D.Roy made the difference posting two quick markers to complete his hat trick as part of a four point performance. A.Dupuis chipped in as well with three points, and P.Boucher had an overall solid outing allowing only four goals in both games.
(1)Rebels vs Jokers(2)
(2)Jokers vs Rebels(6)
R.Ricaurte's dominates his cage, Les Immigrant walk away with points
Les Immigrant know that they can rely on their goaltender, but his teammates believe that he took things to a new level on Tuesday night. R.Ricaurte's exploits were all the talk as Les Immigrant defeated the Degenerates 3-2 to split the miniseries. The net minder faced close to 20 shots in the second contest that involved some highlight reel saves. Anytime you get that support in net, the players just feed off it and Les Immigrant made sure to strike when the chances arose. H.Alexandre, R.Lakhoyan and A.Pederian tallied in the short span of three and a half minutes forcing the Degenerates to wake up from-that point on. Despite battling back with a desperate effort, the Degenerates fell short dropping the game 3-2.S.Marricco and J.Melo did much of the scoring combining for all five goals that saw Marricco net three while Melo bagged a pair.
(0)Les Immigrant vs Degenerates(3)
(2)Degenerates vs Les Immigrant(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Stamkopoulos of the Punishers. In both games versus the Mighty Drunks, the goaltender held his own turning away 36 of 39 shots.
Sunday January 28
(5)Brew Crew vs Shockers (4) S.O
Same old emotions haunt the Shockers
It's never easy to shake off the past, especially when it's fresh and against the same hockey team. The Shockers fell short in the previous semi final round versus the Brew Crew with both game decided in the shootout. If there is any consolation after this contest, it's the fact that's its only an early regular season game. Both sides took each other very seriously and battled throughout the entire match which only suggested a fair outcome. After a scoreless overtime period, the Brew Crew took it with the help of two shootout goals courtesy of D.Verta and S.Scarpelli. The Shockers did get one by C.Muccino, but it wasn't enough as T.Salberg was the only player that got the better of him.
(6)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(2)
Fatal Demons wear down Team Cuba
With their ability to roll all three lines, the Fatal Demons showed their effectiveness versus Team Cuba on Sunday night. However, it wasn't till the later stages of the second period that the Fatal Demons got on board. Despite the long drought, it was just a question of time that they would take over and eventually blow past Team Cuba. F.Benhamadi and A.Jalilvand each scored late in the second period and the Fatal Demons felt confident heading into the third knowing that they figured out G.Zapatelli. Unfortunately for the net minder, he didn't get enough help in front of him that saw the last fifteen minutes of play tilt in only one direction. The Fatal Demons simply out played and out worked their opponent resulting in four more tallies. Benhamadi and Jalilvand continued-from where they left off adding one more goal each,and S.Morante was rock solid to earn the win in net.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morante of the Fatal Demons. If not for his brilliant first period and overall play, the Fatal Demons would have had a very tall order to bounce back and take the game versus Team Cuba.
Monday January 22
Immigrant fall short early but push the limit in second game with Rebels
It wasn't the kind of start Les immigrant was hoping for but the finish wasn't so bad considering how things went. The Rebels were clearly up for the challenge early on posting four first period goals. Led by their captain, D.Roy took matters into his own hands striking three times while setting up M-A Fortin, who also bagged a hat trick in a 6-2 decision. Les Immigrant did keep it close for most of the contest getting early scoring-from R.Lakhoyan and S.Jankouzian. However, with time passing by, the Rebels only got better. P.Boucher fared well once again in net stopping 13 of 15 shots. The second contest had a different storyline. Both sides limited the scoring but broke open in the shootout where they each traded two goals apiece. M.Thakaa and R.Lakhoyan figured P.Boucher out in the breakaways while M-A Fortin and B.Brissard responded for the Rebels. Out of a possible six points to the standings, the Rebels were pleased with their overall performance collecting five points. And while Les Immigrant fell short in that department, their finish to the night wasn't a bad one considering their slow start.
(6)Rebels vs Les Immigrant(2)
(3)Les Immigrant vs Rebels(3) S.O
Double effort leads to gratifying points for the Underdogs
Even though the Underdogs collected some points in both games against a team-from the higher division, they may have still felt they deserved better. At no point throughout the entire night they once trailed. There style of relentless hockey took away-from any sort of game plan that the Mighty Drunks had in mind. Basically, the Mighty Drunks were forced to contain the Underdogs and patiently wait for their opportunities to arise instead. In Both games, the Underdogs led 1-0 & 2-1 before finding themselves to regulate it in a shootout. However, that could have been avoided if they capitalized on a given opportunity in the first game where they missed an empty net on a two on one play, and if they could have killed off four more seconds by the second encounter when P.Arkalis tied it with a blistering slap shot. Despite some bad luck, the Underdogs will keep their heads up after busting their tail all night. Both goaltenders were solid giving their side an equal chance to win the games. J.Stepania made that one extra save in a shootout giving him the slight edge over his counterpart M.Melo.
(3)Mighty Drunks vs Underdogs(4) S.O
(2)Underdogs vs Mighty Drunks(2) S.O
Jokers hit a difficult challenge
It's never easy taking on the Punishers no matter which team it may be. The Jokers knew this going in and felt it right away after giving up three quick goals by the 3:40 minute mark of the opening frame. Still, they battled hard and kept challenging the recent champs by striking twice with tallies- from A.Giorgios and M.Melo before the frame ended. Then, with a period remaining, the Punishers ran away with the contest. J.Chiropoulos, S.Bentivegna and C.Gingras each scored to collect their second goal of the match. The second contest was somewhat similar to the first encounter. The Punishers only really pulled away by the second frame posting three unanswered goals. Once again, S.Bentivegna made his presence felt. The Punishers forward snapped a 1-1 tie with a power play goal while adding his second to collect four goals in two games.
(3)Jokers vs Punishers(7)
(5)Punishers vs Jokers(1)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jean Stepania of the Underdogs. With a difficult challenge in front of him, J.Stepania did not disappoint on this night. The net minder was stellar in both games versus the Mighty Drunks allowing only four goals on 39 shots.
Tuesday January 23
1 timer roll up their sleeves and get back on track
The 1 Timer earned two wins on this night against the Walking Tall. Sloppy at times and needing big plays, the 1 Timer edged out their opponent 3-1 and 2-1 to collect six clean points. K.Gagne stood out the most in the first encounter scoring twice while setting up Y.Bernier. The second match was slightly closer as a second period tally by S.Lebel snapped a 1-1 tie that ultimately decided the outcome. It wasn't a great night for the Walking Tall's offense, who only scored once in each contest. F.Koch was surely the reason why the Walking Tall were snake bitten as the net minder denied all but two goals on 36 shots.
(1)Walking Tall vs 1 Timer(3)
(2)1 timer vs Walking Tall(1)
Corporation forced to make major investments after poor performance
One thing's for sure, not many teams will succeed against the Hustlers unless you play a solid game. In tonight's case, the Corporation took a valuable lesson and will have no choice to tweak up their game in order to compete. The difference showed by the second period where the landslide began. A 1-0 lead turned quickly into a four goal cushion and the Hustlers packed in an easy win. T.Bozinakis had a multi goal performance and M.Dagenais still made some key saves to preserve his shutout. As bad as that start was for the Corporation, the question became how would they respond in the second game. The answer to that question was simply the same. The only difference was that T.Bergomi was finally able to end the spell by figuring out M.Dagenais. Once again, T.Bozinakis was vital for the win collecting three more points that included two feeds on D.Bertrand's pair of goals.
(0)The Corporation vs Hustlers(5)
(4)Hustlers vs The Corportaion(1)
Thursday January 11 (Finals)
(3)Raging Rhinos vs Bramabulls(2) Game 1
Bramabulls fall in playoff opener as Rhinos snap tie in third
The Bramabulls looked to have something good going after overcoming a 2-0 deficit, but it was all for nothing as the Raging Rhinos took the final frame. Each side had ample opportunities despite it being a close affair. The go ahead marker came off the blade of G.Vouloumanos at the 4:20 minute mark of the third period, and the Raging Rhinos were able to maintain a slight lead to till the buzzer sounded. E.Valiquette and J.Tzanetakos provided first period goals for the Raging Rhinos while G.Pisanelli and D.Verta responded with a strong second period to level the match at two goals apiece. In a tight contest that could have easily gone either way, N.Mauro made that one extra save over his counterpart C.Muccino to earn a vital game one of the series.
(5)Raging Rhinos vs Bramabulls(2) Game 2
Raging Rhinos repeat near identical performance from game 1, crowned E Thursday champions
The script for both games had plenty of similarities. The Raging Rhinos grabbed another 2-0 lead and the Bramabulls answered back with two straight goals before dropping the third period once again. This time, the captain cracked the barrier as T.Georgaros put the Raging Rhinos in front with half a period remaining. The question at that point was if N.Mauro was able to string together to very close wins? The net minder showed that he was clearly up to the mission by stopping close to 30 shots after responding from a slight let down that occurred early in the third period. With five different players finding the back of the net, the Raging Rhinos demonstrated why they are deserving of what they got. There are a collection of reasons why they prevailed as the best team of the division. The Raging Rhinos are able to throw three solid lines at you maintaining offensive pressure with many players. At the same time, they are defensively responsible with the luxury of having N.Mauro, who was brilliant in net throughout the entire series. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Ted Georgaros, Hovig Pilibossian and the rest of the Raging Rhinos for capturing the title in a very difficult division.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Mauro of the Raging Rhinos. With goaltending so crucial for success, the net minder did not disappoint by allowing only four goals in two games versus a highly charged Bramabulls team.
Wednesday January 3(F3 Finals)
Fat Cats crowned champions with back to back wins
It showed from the very beginning of the night that the Fat Cats were confident going into this series. Despite allowing an early goal, the Fat Cats rebounded instantaneously with four straight markers prior to the end of the opening frame. Four different players scored during that span, but G.DeMarinis and P.Nadeau did eventually add another for their second of the contest. Deadlast saw that the Fat Cats were ready and needed to figure out how to slow the momentum in game two in order to have a chance. However, it was deja vu all over again. The Fat Cats had another strong early start, this time hurting Deadlast on their own power play when M.Elfassy scored shorthanded to open up the scoring. And just to make matters worse for Deadlast, S.Hrivnak took advantage of the very same power play to double the lead. Still, Deadlast wasn't out of it yet responding in a big way towards the end of the second period where they reeled off two power play goals by C.Papadatos and J.Pantelis. By then, the Fat Cats carried a slight 3-2 lead but managed to widen the gap on two occasions when J.Scalia set up M.Elfassy for his second and J.Guerriero for the last goal of the series. At that point, the Fat Cats committed to every shift making sure that Deadlast would get nothing by G.Sangiovanni. The net minder was crucial in both wins facing a total of 57 shots while allowing only five goals. This was a slam dunk season for the Fat Cats that not only took the regular season with a 9-1 record but accomplished something bigger by reaching the finish line before anyone else. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to G.Sangiovanni and the Fat Cats for getting it done.
(7)Fat Cats vs Deadlast(3) Game 1
(2)Deadlast vs Fat Cats(5) Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to G.Sangiovanni of the Fat Cats.Deadlast entered the post season with an incredible 67 goals for in only ten games. That is 15 more than the second place Fat Cats. In hopes of fuelling off their offense, G.Sangiovanni was an obstacle for the high powered attack by allowing only five goals in two games.
Thursday November 30
(0)Werewolves vs SBS Trashers(5)
SBS Trashers thump Werewolves to move into first place
A clinical performance helped the SBS Trashers hit top shelf of the E Thursday division standings. M.Siconolfi and J.Guerriero each scored twice and R.Pampena stopped 24 shots for a shutout. Blanking a team like the Werewolves isn't common but by playing a tight defensive game, the SBS Trashers are playing playoff style hockey at the right time. Joseph Scalia didn't score but set up three goals that included one by his captain E.Panzera. The Werewolves just came off a massacre where they stormed with thirteen goals against the Mohicans only to hit a dry spell.
(7)Chiefs vs Mighty Drunks(4)
Mighty Drunks deserved better
Entering the night, the Mighty Drunks went without their regular net minder forced to put a player that's never played goalie before. And despite his unfamiliar position, J.Morin fared pretty well, at least in the first two periods. The Mighty Drunks battled extremely hard to carry a 4-3 lead after two frames only to see the third period fall apart. But it wasn't by any stretch a lack of effort. The Chiefs simply shot-from anywhere and hoped that the ball would find its way in. On the few shot attempts that they took, four unanswered goals went through a tired J.Morin. K.Araujo led the way with a hat trick while N.Faria buried a pair. It was one of those matches that didn't do justice for the losing side.
(4)Bramabulls vs Mohicans(5)
Mohicans start strong, hang on to 5-4 win
The Mohicans looked to be more determined and better prepared against the Bramabulls on Thursday night. After two periods, the score was 4-1 and the Mohicans played to their full potential against a solid opponent. But the game wasn't over yet. The Bramabulls woke up-from the dead and caused plenty of concern when D.Verta went on a scoring rampage. The slick forward scored two straight goals to cut the lead by one. Unfortunately, C.Muccino wished he had the Mohicans fifth goal back. F.Meunier regained a two goal cushion with a mediocre wrist shot that Muccino should have stopped. From-there, D.Verta added his third goal and fourth point to once again pull within one. However, the Mohicans decided it was enough and held on to the nail biter.
(5)Ottarks vs United Arms(0)
Ottarks depend on quality and not quantity in rout of United Arms
They may have been short, but the Ottarks arguably have the best trio in the E Thursday division. J.Mandracchia, D.Guarnieri and L.Dulcetta will give any opponent headaches and nightmares if they don't adjust accordingly. In tonight's case, all three were involved in every goal combining for five points. C.Cardillo was also into the action collecting three points that included a blistering slap shot-from the point for a power play goal. The United Arms kept it very close for a long stretch struggling to get anything by S.Morante, who denied every shot to earn a shutout.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Meunier of the Mohicans. In a heated battle with the Bramabulls, F.Meunier struck twice that included the winner in a tight 5-4 decision.
Monday December 4
(5)Chiefs vs Werewolves(6)
Inconsistency dooms the Chiefs
All though the score indicates a one goal game, the Chiefs didn't feel that this contest was anywhere close to what they were hoping for. They did get the better start and the better finish but the middle was a complete disaster. The Werewolves sparked six straight goals and dictated the pace for a very long stretch. During that time, Y.Leroux banked in a pair of markers collecting three straight points to put his team up 3-2.Despite the horrible sequence, the Chiefs came inches close to tying it up. P.Santullo struck three times in the loss.
Tuesday November 28
(4)Primetime vs Lumberjacks(7)
Lumberjacks chop away with seven goals
The Lumberjacks are getting hot at the wrong time. With barely any margin of error, collecting two straight wins may not be enough to get into the post season. But regardless the scenario, they did put forth another solid effort that resulted in seven goals .M-A Haber, like always will be relied on as the slick forward produced four more points. In addition to his production, J.Eid and P.Kawkab each scored once while setting up two goals apiece. Primetime got a bulk of their scoring done by J.Rabchuk and D.Zabitsky as both players scored twice in the loss.
(9)Deadlast vs RBK Knights(2)
RBK Knights mauled by Deadlast
It's the same old story for the highly charged Deadlast. Lots of ball possession resulting in plenty of goals. Unless teams figure out how to slow them down, the end result won't be a pretty one. The RBK Knights kept it close for a very long period of time until a late second period hiccup occurred. In the span of only 15 seconds, G.Demos and S.Simitsakos each scored and the RBK Knights found themselves in a deep hole heading into the third period. That three goal cushion expanded by the third period with four more tallies. After setting up four teammates, B.Makris decided it was his turn to score by closing it off with two straight markers.
(4)Venom vs Armadillos(5)
Armadillos, kings of third periods
At this point in time, it's no shock to anyone that the Armadillos are the kings of third period. Most of their decisions come in that one single frame alone and tonight wasn't any different-from the previous numerous times. Venom led 4-3 when B.Deslauriers snapped a 3-3 tie, and with still a ton of time left over, nothing was decided just yet. The familiar theme eventually occurred when K.Koutsogiannopoulos levelled the game just past the mid way mark of the frame. Then, D.Andrade joined in posting the go ahead marker less than two minutes after the Armadillos tied things up. That short sequence shell shocked Venom, who felt they deserved better.
(3)Fat Cats vs Hellfish(4) O.T
F.Benhamadi and Hellfish send serious message to Fat Cats
At this point into the season, the Hellfish don't really care that the Fat Cats hold top spot of the division. As long as they know that they can beat them, then its good enough in their quest for bigger things. However, the Fat Cats may have only themselves to blame in their only loss of the season. The division leaders let slip away a 3-1 lead in the third period giving up three straight tallies. That's definitely not a good trait for a club that's dominated the division so far. But the Hellfish aren't a push over, and for them, they felt that they could challenge the comeback. R.Kelendji and D.Ugaldez each scored in the final frame to send the match into overtime where F.Benhamadi brought it a step further collecting his second of the night with the sudden death winner.
(6)Horsemen vs Les Agents Libre(5)
Leadership comes through at the right time for Horsemen
Who other than your captain to step up at a time of need? With so much on the line for both sides, V.Pandza set the example of how to play in a desperate situation. He led the way by notching half of his team's goals that included the winner. But surely he wasn't the only one putting out the required effort. The Horsemen, overall did a fine job playing and protecting their lead which forced Les Agents Libre to play catch up all game long. S.Govas was another vital piece as the mobile defenseman settled things down and contributed with four assists. With this result, Les Agents Libre are now forced to collect points in their last two games of the season if they plan to get into the playoffs.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vinko Pandza of the Horsemen. Knowing how important the game against Les Agents Libre was, V.Pandza saved his best for that crucial match up by sparking three big goals.
Wednesday November 29
(6)Hellfish vs Lumberjacks(3)
F.Benhamadi plays a dominant north south game
The Hellfish unleashed an offensive onslaught despite having only two change ups versus a stacked Lumberjacks team. While he may have notched only one of the six goals that went in for the Hellfish, F.Benhamadi was the best player on the court involved in five of his clubs tallies. His up and down the court style game gives more than just the necessary numbers needed for wins. Benhamadi plays the game the right way by defending well as a centre that often causes turn over's leading into great scoring opportunities. J.Roblin got the ball rolling with his team's first two markers, and B.Verducci remained calm in net after facing plenty of shots his way to earn the victory.
(6)Bramabulls vs Les Agents Libre(5)
Les Agents Libre fall short in last minute nail biter
Unable to get that one goal to keep their playoff hopes alive, Les Agents Libre were officially knocked out of the postseason in what was tense duel with the Bramabulls. It's not often that an empty net goal proves to be the winner. But in a case when the win is necessary, Les Agents Libre pulled their net minder in a 5-5 game in hopes of collecting the victory for the extra needed points to remain alive. Unfortunately they just fell short against a very good hockey team. They did carry a 4-2 lead at one point thanks to R.Estrela's back to back tallies in the second period. However, that didn't faze the Bramabulls, who eventually took over with three in a row. D.Verta was the catalyst behind the comeback striking twice as part of an overall four point night. As for the game winner, A.DiPerna couldn't have buried an easier one in his career. The Bramabulls captain also collected four points in the win.
(2)Primetime vs Fat Cats(4)
Fat Cats bounce back with third period surge
It was only 24 hours ago that the Fat Cats had that annoying bitter taste in their mouth after dropping an overtime game to the Hellfish. And the way this contest was going, that taste was going to ferment even longer if not for a late third period surge. J.Scalia knows all about bad breathe because of his profession as a dentist and made sure to wash away any lingering odours by single handily taking things into his own hands. The Fat Cats just avoided their second loss of the season thanks to the tall forwards four straight points that included three perfect feeds. G.DeMarinis snapped a fairly late 2-2 tie, and D.Mili erased all doubts by feeding a yawning cage.
(1)Horsemen vs Venom(7)
J.Courteau strikes twice, Venom leaves Horsemen in rear view mirror
Leave it to J.Courteau to put his mark in a 1-1 game. The Venom striker scored two quick goals to carry a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. Till that point, the Horsemen held their own putting up a good challenge but couldn't keep it going long enough. Once the third period hit, this match took off in only one direction. Venom ignited four straight goals that saw Courteau set up J.Quesnel-Vinet twice before completing his hat trick. After facing 26 shots, R.Ranieri had a stellar night allowing only V.Pandza to get the better of him.
(3)Les Raymonds vs RBK Knights(2)
M.Dupuis and Les Raymonds overcome two deficits
Twice they led and twice they couldn't protect it long enough. The RBK Knights went ahead on a pair of occasions with goals by S.Katerelos and N.Faria before falling behind by the late stages of the second period. It was at that point of the game that Les Raymonds grabbed control of the situation. A.Henein just finished bagging his second with feeds by M.Deninno to start the third period with momentum. Still, the RBK Knights had the time to battle back but noticed that M.Dupuis and the rest of Les Raymonds weren't going to make matters easy. The net minder stood tall and remained focused knowing that he would be the difference maker. M.Dupuis faced close to 30 shots to help secure a hard fought win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fares Benhamadi of the Hellfish. Running up and down the court like he does game in and game out the, Hellfish are glad to have a player like Benhamadi who collected five points with only two spares.
Sunday November 19
(6)Lynx vs Shockers (5)
Lynx face stern test against high octane Shockers
The Shockers looked to extend their perfect record carrying a 3-1 third period lead, but then came the skid, and the loss in what was their toughest challenge so far. The Lynx upped its already formidable game by the third where they dismantled the Shockers with five goals. P.Stroubakis may have changed the direction by netting his second in a shorthanded situation. That tally only sparked and fueled his club to push the pace which resulted in Stroubakis's hat trick. While the Lynx are glad to pick up this win, the Shockers may take this loss as a blessing in disguise. Sometimes it takes a crushing defeat to learn-from your mistakes. The Shockers didn't tighten up when it was time giving up too many goals in only one period.
(2)Wild Dogs vs Sportek(4)
D.Vitale riffles a pair, Sportek double up Wild Dogs
Sportek have been rolling as of late thanks to timely scoring and tight defense, especially the brand exhibited against the Wild Dogs on Sunday night. D.Vitale scored two key goals and M.Chamoun was stellar making 23 saves. The only player to get the better of him was J.Haddad. The Wild Dogs forward figured out the net minder twice with the help of M.Leduc's two helpers. Sportek responded strong after trailing 1-0 with the games next four goals. During that span, C.Flikas made plenty happen setting up two tallies while providing the fourth goal for his club.
(8)Brew Crew vs Les Immigrant(0)
D.Campanella feasts with four goals, Muccino denies Les Immigrant
It took only four minutes and both teams knew where this game was headed. The Brew Crew opened things up by the ten minute mark of the opening frame where D.Campanella struck twice before setting up P.Karigiannis for his first of two on the night. With that kind of lead, the only thing left over was how much more would the Brew Crew put behind A.Zardarian. Amazingly enough, D.Campanella wasn't done yet. Out of their eight total goals, the forward had his hand in on all of them finishing with an impressive eight point performance. And while the offense was far-from being an issue, the Brew Crew also dominated the opposite side of the court where C.Muccino collected his second shutout of the season.
(4)Team Cuba Fatal Demons(6)
Team Cuba feels the heat by the third
The Fatal Demons poured on four third period goals to outlast Team Cuba on Sunday night. Part of that frenzy is attributed to K.Araujo, who sparked two straight tallies to put his club up 4-3.Still, the game wasn't out of reach for Team Cuba who eventually endured a sinking feeling when J.Bolanakis widened the margin with less than four minutes to go. Team Cuba did battle back on a goal-from S.Robineault, but it proved to be a little too late as P.Paikopoulos took advantage of a yawning cage. S.Koulieris set the tone in the first half riffling two straight goals for the Fatal Demons while providing a helper early in the third period.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Daniel Campanella of the Brew Crew. The Brew Crew forward tore it up on Sunday night participating in all eight goals that included four markers.
Thursday November 9
(7)Mighty Drunks vs Ottarks(3)
V.Mancini scores 5 goals as Mighty Drunks crush Ottarks
V.Mancini took his scoring prowess to yet another level on Thursday, hitting a personal high with five goals in a 7-3 rout of the Ottarks. The sniper celebrated posting four straight markers and added his fifth by the third period to hit a remarkable feat. The Ottarks played well in the first half with the game tied 2-2, but couldn't keep up giving up the next five of six goals. With this result, both sides find themselves heading in opposite directions. The Mighty Drunks just collected their third straight win while the Ottarks dropped their last three contests after starting with a perfect 3-0 record.
(5)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(6)
Power play goals in third period carry Raging Rhinos past Bramabulls
The confidence and chemistry of the Raging Rhinos power play was in top form against the Bramabulls. Three out of their six goals came with the man advantage on only four attempts. Each side played to a 4-4 second period tie before the Raging Rhinos made the Bramabulls pay on two occasions. J.Tzanetakos provided a two goal cushion and the Raging Rhinos looked to be in fine shape till P.Charbonneau responded with a hat trick for the Bramabulls. With a chance to even the score, M.Diaco failed to capitalise on a breakaway. B.Verducci never flinched and read the play properly to make a game changing save.
(4)Carnage vs United Arms(6)
United Arms climb out of basement, keep Carnage winless
It's now the mid way point of the season and neither team has yet to collect a win. And by the way this game was going, that scenario remained very possible with the game tied after two periods. But eventually something had to give and the United Arms found a way to win one frame that finally put them in the win column. A.Belcher snapped a 3-3 third period tie on the power play and G.Jerjian erased all doubts when he bagged two late tallies completing his hat trick to ensure his club the victory. A.Daghlian had a strong start striking twice while collecting an assist. The only good thing Carnage had working for them was their five man unit. S.Longo scored twice with the man advantage while his captain F.Pace participated in all four goals.
(3)Cheifs vs Mohicans(8)
X factor X.Aubin rattles the Chiefs with seven points
The Mohicans can always rely on X.Aubin, at least in tonight's case. His sensational display crushed the Chiefs on Thursday night, especially by the third period where he exploded with four unanswered goals. Prior to that point, Aubin scored once while setting up two teammates. By the time the Chiefs realised what was going on, the damage had already been done. Despite the ugly score, this contest was only 4-3 after two periods. It was by the third where the younger legs took over en route to a perfect 4-0 record.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to X.Aubin of the Mohicans. From-the get go, X.Aubin was absolutely lights out sparking five goals in a seven point performance.
Saturday November 11
(7)Mighty Drunks vs Raging Rhinos(11)
S.Labrecque, S.Pilon and A.Papazian make Mighty Drunks feel hangover
It didn't matter that the Raging Rhinos had only two spares on a Saturday afternoon.After thirteen minutes into the game, the score was already 6-2 and the Mighty Drunks had only themselves to blame. Perhaps it was a lack of focus or just taking things for granted. Whatever the reasons, the Raging Rhinos played it smart and capitalised eleven times on 35 shots. S.Labrecque and S.Pilon had explosive four goal games and A.Papazian was right behind them posting a hat trick. In the end, it came down to those three players making the entire difference. It's not often that only three players will find the back of the net on eleven goals.
(2)Mohicans vs Bramabulls(6)
Mohicans don't measure up in real test
While things are going extremely well so for the Mohicans, this contest was a perfect measuring stick to see how they would fair in the E Thursday division. In order to beat the Bramabulls, simply means that you can challenge with the best of them. The match was close for the most part up until a third period breakout by the Bramabulls left the Mohicans hanging. Five different players took charge in the final frame that included three helpers-from G.Pisanelli and a game winning power play goal by P.Bertone. The Mohicans scored twice in only 90 seconds to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period until falling apart. Prior to the match, the Mohicans were the only team in the division without a loss.
(6)Werewolves vs United Arms(3)
Y.Leroux celebrates four goals in double up win over Arms
Give him the ball and the odds are good of something happening. Y.Leroux often makes the right play and when given the chance, he will certainly make anyone pay. The United Arms found this out after the a devastating second period where Leroux struck three times in only five minutes to collect his fourth goal of the day. By that time, the game was out of reach and the Werewolves dictated the pace in their favor. The United Arms did have a solid finish posting two third period goals by Y.Derohannessian, who collected three points in the loss.
Wednesday November 1
(2)Les Agents Libre vs Bramabulls(4)
T.Settino's two goals lead Bramabulls to 4-2 win over Agents Libre
With a below average record heading into tonight's game, A.DiPerna knows his Bramabulls need to bring their best effort if they plan to keep pace. P.Rivera set the tone late in the first period notching a power play goal, and T.Settino took over by the second bagging back to back tallies to put his club in a very good position. The Bramabulls didn't stop there adding one more marker early in the third frame. A.DiPerna helped set up D.Verta with his third assist of the night. By that point, G.Follano saw and stopped every ball his way except for when R.Estrela finally got to him for Les Agents Libre. It's only their second win in five starts but the Bramabulls aren't too concerned despite what their record shows.
(10)Deadlast vs RBK Knights(4)
Deadlast leave Knights in the dust with 5 third period goals
It was good while it lasted. The RBK Knights hung in there and kept the game very close up until the last fifteen minutes of play. Once the third period hit, it was all downhill for S.Sauk and his troops. Deadlast pulled away especially as of the nine minute mark where they sparked four straight goals in only over four minutes. J.Pantelis was explosive riffling four markers while his captain C.Zafiropoulos and B.Makris each found the back of the net on two occasions. Both teams hit the mid way point of the regular season and Deadlast have yet to drop a game while the RBK Knights are hanging on to that last playoff spot with only one win so far.
(4)Fat Cats vs Primetime(2)
Fat Cats kick it off in second half of game
After a slow start, the Fat Cats were all over Primetime to end the second period up 2-1.D.Mili opened the scoring and provided a two goal cushion as of the 2:30 minute mark of the final frame. Primetime had a chance to narrow the margin on a four minute power play but found themselves dug in a deeper hole when G.Bampos hurt them with a big shorthanded goal. G.Sangiovanni gave up both goals coming very late in the second and third period to earn a 23 save win. Just like Deadlast, the Fat Cats remain undefeated in the F3 division collecting a fifth straight victory.
(8)Armadillos vs Horsemen(4)
P.Lapointe posts hat trick in double up win for Armadillos
P.Lapointe reminded everyone how effective he can be. The forward wasted no time turning heads riffling three goals while setting up two teammates. His first four points came at a crucial time during the game. The Horsemen had the better start jumping to a 3-1 first period lead and appeared to be in good shape till Lapointe took over sparking three goals in the second period alone. Once again, the Armadillos used a convincing third period to separate themselves-from their opponent and maintain a perfect 5-0 record in the F2 division.
(1)Lumberjacks vs Hellfish(2) O.T
Lumberjacks late tally gives false hope
Just when the Lumberjacks thought that they could turn things around, the Hellfish spoiled the mood by taking the contest in overtime. Forty seconds was all the Hellfish needed to kill off to take the game in regulation time. B.Verducci faced 26 shots till that point and was headed for a shutout till E.Salhany woke up-from the dead to even the score. That tally gave plenty of life and hope for some key points to a side that desperately needed them. Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks, it just wasn't meant to be. At about the mid way point of the sudden death period, S.Monnet put an end to the night posting the overtime winner. Both sides played a very solid defensive game that saw the net minders shine. J.Stepania stood tall between the pipes and was a major reason why his club had a chance to grab their first points of the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Lapointe of the Armadillos. The power forward was all over the court collecting five points to rebound his team to an 8-4 win.
Friday October 27
(4)HBHA Seniors vs Stones(4) S.O
HBHA Seniors, Stones settle for tie
The HBHA Seniors learned the hard way that M.Pace was just that good on this night. The fierce forward scored three out of the Stones four goals and were glad to escape this match with at least a point. On the large part, the HBHA Seniors had the better chances with long stretches of ball control but weren't able to break the game wide open. If not for M.Pace's responses, the HBHA Seniors would have grabbed three points while the Stones would have suffered their first defeat so far. G.Djevahirdjian had a big first period posting two markers for the Seniors. After a decent display of goaltending- from both sides, C.Stavriadis and C.Muccino were lights out in the shootout stopping every attempt their way.
(4)Devil Dawgz vs Blacksox(3) O.T
A.Jalilvand gets it done in overtime for Devil Dawgz
Unable to seal it in regulation time, the Devil Dawgz needed extra minutes to collect a second straight overtime win. This time, it was the Blacksox falling victims after their captain B.Pereira tied it late in the game to force the sudden death period. For the large part, the Devil Dawgz were in command never trailing but didn't have the breathing room against a side that weren't letting up. Both teams had no hero's in this contest with scoring efforts- form seven different players. Despite the loss, the Blacksox do feel better about this performance after a thumping in last week's affair with the HBHA Seniors.
(6)Hawks vs Bijoux(4)
Hawks send early message in 6-4 decision over Bijoux
Entering the game, the Hawks would have had a hard time digesting a loss against a side with only two changes. And after storming out with conviction, the first period was were this contest got decided .The Hawks used three first period goals and J.Beaudry looked human after dominating the goaltending crease so far this season. A.Zarzour and G.Pellecchia surprised Beaudry with two rockets while E.Girouard got a perfect feed -from S.Govas for an easy tap in goal. Still, the game was-from over and the Hawks made sure to take nothing for granted. E.Colella added some security with a pair of tallies that included a blistering slap shot right in the top corner. Despite playing with only two changes, Bijoux showed why they are a solid team. There seven players had sequences of good pressure and made the Hawks work hard for every goal to earn the win. If not for the slow start, Bijoux had the potential to cause some serious heart burn to their opponent.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of the Stones. Every time the HBHA Seniors thought they were in control, M.Pace came back to bite them with three goals. His performance helped salvage the point for the Stones in a 4-4 draw with the HBHA Seniors.
Tuesday November 7
(7)Stones vs Devil Dawgz(6)
Stones edge out Devil Dawgz after wild third period
It was hardly an anticipated defensive battle between the two sides. Instead things only got crazier as the match went on. The Devil Dawgz looked to be out of the woods building a 6-4 third period lead only to see it slip away in a flash. If anyone was able to spark the comeback than there was no doubt that player would be T.Settino. The highly skilled forward took it upon himself bagging two quick goals to tie the game 6-6. Then, only two minutes later the captain took charge. S.Sicuso provided the go ahead marker and the Stones never looked back preserving their unbeaten record.
(5)Hawks vs Blacksox(6)
Hard work pays off for Blacksox
Sometimes and often enough it’s all about hard work and determination. With the Hawks often looking hesitant at times, the Blacksox were completely relentless in their 6-5 win. Despite being down 5-3 after two periods, B.Pereira set the example for his side that ultimately crushed his opponent in less than two minutes. The captain collected three quick points that included two sharp shots for a hat trick. That was the first time the Blacksox took a lead and did a spectacular job defending it unlike the Hawks.
Thursday October 5
(7)SBS Trashers vs Mighty Drunks(3)
SBS Trashers end scoring drought in thumping win over Mighty Drunks
After being limited to only one goal in two games, the SBS Trashers responded in a big way. P.Hodhod dressed for the first time this season and reminded all his teammates how vital he is on the court. The solid d-man produced two goals sharing his goal scoring output with Joseph Scalia, who had tallied the SBS Trashers lone marker in two games. The key was a quick and solid start to the night. The SBS Trashers stormed out of the gate building a 3-0 lead after only one period. Both sides then traded a pair of second period tallies right before the Trashers took the final frame with a shorthanded marker and a power play goal.The win came without their captain E.Panzera, who stood behind the bench making key coaching decisions .R.Pampena earned the win in net facing just over 20 shots.
(7)Raging Rhinos vs Werewolves(5)
Rhinos erupt with four third period goals to roll past Werewolves
After trailing 4-3 heading into the third period, the Raging Rhinos offence came to life striking four times in less than five minutes. The Werewolves had no idea what hit them and were stunned with the fact of trailing by three goals out of nowhere. The Raging Rhinos came out with sheer determination and never let go of the gas pedal before calming things down by the six minute mark. Y.Leroux cut the lead by two for the Werewolves with his fourth point of the night after giving a perfect pass to C.Siconolfi. It's a frustrating loss for a team that normally doesn't collapse in that kind of fashion. For now, they'll just look at it as an early regular season defeat with still plenty of hockey left over.
(7)Chiefs vs Ottarks(9)
Ottarks pull away despite bad third period
At no point the Ottarks were itching to take a breather. Up until they notched their seventh goal, this contest was totally one sided. The Chiefs were completely outmatched trailing 7-2 with still a period of potential misery. However, things didn't end so badly in the end with the Chiefs doing most of their damage by the third period. Led by their captain, E.Gabrielli scored once in every frame for the Ottarks to lead all teammates in the goal scoring department with a hat trick. F.Remon and D.Guarnieri may have met each other for the first time and looked like two players playing together for their entire career combining for twelve points. As for the Chiefs, P.Santullo continues to roll as the captain buried three goals as part of a five point night.
(6)Bramabulls vs United Arms(2)
United Arms hang in there for two periods before sliding in third
Although this came as a loss, the United Arms did considerably well after last week's performance. Tonight, they brought the Bramabulls to almost the very end of the game before anything was settled. Both sides battled to a 2-2 draw after two periods leaving only fifteen minutes to decide the outcome. M.Maggiore didn't wait too long to break the tie posting an early third period goal. Still, the United Arms didn't go down that easy keeping the game very close up until the mid way point of the frame where the Bramabulls struck twice in only 35 seconds. M.Diaco was then able to put all doubts to rest for his club by bagging the games last two markers. A.Keuhnelian and Y.Ohanessian were the only two players to get the better of C.Muccino, who faced 20 shots to earn the win between the pipes.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Enzo Gabrielli of the Ottarks. The captain was really on top of his game collecting six points that included a hat trick vs the Chiefs.
Monday October 9
(2)Carnage vs Mohicans(12)
Depleted Carnage blown out by Mohicans
There wasn't much that can be said about this game except for the obvious. Carnage had only one sub against an army of youth and paid a heavy price in the end. The Mohicans were all about business getting every player involved in one way or another. The match was pretty much over after one period with the Mohicans up 6-2. X.Aubin, K.Gobat, F.Labrecque and their captain A.Daher each scored twice. Carnage got their only two goals by J.Madonis and J.DeMarco as the only players to solve S.Lachapalle. It may be only two games in but the Mohicans are looking good and hoping for a promising season with a 2-0 record so far.
Monday October 2
After strong start, Punishers run out of gas in second game
The Punishers knew they needed a good start to the night with their depleted line up to begin the season. With the help of A.Sarigianni's two first period goals, the Punishers had the luxury to play with the lead. Sarigiannis wasn't done yet picking up two more tallies to finish with a five point game. J.Fidrilis opened the scoring and added his second late in the contest as the captain collected three points. The Punishers accomplished what they needed to do but could they have repeated that same kind of effort in the second match. Unfortunately it just wasn't the case as the 1 Timer returned the favor .P-A Surprenant woke up-from the dead making a huge impact for the 1 Timer. The sniper bagged five out of clubs seven goals making the contest very difficult for the Punishers defense and net minder. With that kind of offensive explosiveness', the 1 Time will heavily rely on their big gun to produce on a regular basis.
(7)Punishers vs 1 Timer(3)
(7)1 Timer vs Punishers(2)
Nightmares sound ball control leads to a pair of decisive wins
During most of the two mini games, the Nightmares strategy was to involve the defense as much as possible, often creating odd man rushes and scoring opportunities. And when the Anonymous gained control of the ball, all four players came back and played sound defensive hockey. This meant a lot of commitment with and without the ball for the Nightmares. Both games resulted in the same lopsided score ending the night a little earlier than usual. With so much fire power, P.Santullo and S.Sicuso each scored twice in the opening contest. The second game saw P.Santullo add two more tallies as the only player to score twice of the seven goals.It's not like the Anonymous didn't get their fair share of chances. Another problem for them was going up against O.Caillet, who stubbornly denied every single shot his way to earn back to back shutouts.
(7)Nightmares vs Anonymous(0)
(0)Anonymous vs Nightmares(7)
Breeze Panarezze gel just fine in season opener
It's always the case when you play with a short bench, hang back and wait for your chances. The Dragons did that very well in the opening contest battling to a 1-1 tie after one period. But how long can one team hang on ? Slowly but surely, the Breeze Panarezze found their openings and made sure to find the back of the net.A.Lanni snapped the tie and widened the margin six minutes later to give his side some breathing room. The last goal of that contest came shortly after when E.Girouard also buried his second of the game. Knowing that the Dragons would apply a similar game plan in the second game, the Breeze Panarezze took nothing for granted making sure to get a better start. It took only three minutes for S.Robineault and S.Govas to get on board which forced the Firebreathers to play catch up the rest of the night. Despite trailing by a pair, D.Gagnon did give some shred of hope pulling his team within one but the time just want there for the equalizer. The good news for the Firebreathers was that they put up a good challenge without some very key pieces. As for the Breeze Panarezze, the chemistry seems to be there for some players playing together for the first time.
(1)Dragons vs Breeze Panarezze(4)
(3)Breeze Panarezze vs Dragons(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet of the Nightmares. Earning back to back shutouts in two consecutive games in this format is extremely hard to do but Caillet defied all odds to merit the player of the night.
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 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.
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.