Wednesday April 24 (E Wednesday final)
(2)Bramabulls vs Left Wings(3) Game 1
Left Wings top Bramabulls in tight affair
The Left Wings stressed calm and composure heading into their final with the Bramabulls. And by the time game one ended, the first part of the mission was accomplished. J.Adamou, V.Ladouceur and M-A Morin all scored and B.Verducci was again exceptional earning a close 3-2 win. The Bramabulls found themselves trailing 2-1 after one period. Considering how easily they can score, that small deficit didn't worry many of the Bramabulls players. But it seemed no matter how hard they tried to bounce back, things just weren't working out for them. Instead, the Left Wings widened their margin and had the luxury of playing with a two goal lead. The only time the Bramabulls potted their second came towards the end of the contest where they just didn't have enough time to even the score.
(4)Left Wings vs Bramabulls(5) Game 2
M.Detorre hat trick levels the series for Bramabulls
M.Detorre had a hat trick, A.Mirolla netted the winner and the Bramabulls gave themselves a chance to extend the series with the Left Wings. Desperation kicked in right away with Detorre striking twice by the five minute mark of the first period. The Bramabulls understood the importance of a great start. Rather than playing-from behind, the Left Wings were now the ones caught chasing the game. They did however pull within one after a dominant second period. Unfortunately for the Left Wings, the Bramabulls regained their momentum early in the third period on two goals in what appeared to be enough. That was until V.Ladouceur and T.Kyritsis responded with two consecutive tallies only to run out of race track.
(1)Left Wings vs Bramabulls(0) Game 3
Left Wings claim E Wednesday division title on G.Gaitanis power play goal
It didn't matter how they got it, or who got it, as long as they got it done first. Both sides fully understood the importance of striking first in a 15 minute mini game to decide matters. After taking an unfortunate penalty, the Bramabulls had the challenge of killing off two crucial minutes. The problem however was that the Left Wings were committed to make their chance count. When you have J.Adamou quarter backing a five man unit, the odds are good that a quality scoring chance or chances are on the way. G.Gaitanis is no stranger to finding the back of the net and made sure to bury a golden opportunity after being set up by Adamou. The Bramabulls did have enough of time for an equaliser but kept hitting the same problem like in game one, and that was running into a solid defence and stubborn net minder. As expected by many, this series had the potential to go the distance with all three games decided by only one goal. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Nick Sotiropoulos and the Left Wings for claiming the E Wednesday division title.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ben Verducci of the Left Wings. When it comes to the big moments, the Left Wings felt comfortable relying on their goaltender. Verducci was stellar throughout the entire series and what better way to summarise it on a 1-0 shutout victory.