Wednesday July 10
(5)Carnage vs Knights (6) S.O
A.Jalilvand lone shootout marker favours Knights
Both teams had to go the entire distance despite trading five goals apiece. And after a scoreless overtime period, a shootout was required to see if anyone was to prevail. In these situations, goaltenders are often the ones to decide the outcome. S.Sauk did his part stopping all three attempts-from Carnage while A.Jalilvand was the lone player to score during the breakaways. The Knights did play with some fire finding themselves four times in a shorthanded situation but managed to kill it off every single time. S.Ruggiero scored twice for the Knights while J.Melo was the most productive player for Carnage collecting three points.
(6)Bramabulls vs Mighty Drunks (2)
Bramabulls overcome a difficult challenge to remain undefeated
Any concern that the Bramabulls were going to lose this game was put to rest after a third period explosion. The Bramabulls erupted with five third period goals in the third in which two came off the power play. J.Palmitano used his second to level the game early in the final frame before capping off his hat trick late in the period. The Mighty Drunks actually led 2-0 at one point and carried a slight 2-1 lead heading into the third where they ran into all sorts of problems. The one are that doomed them was a five minute major penalty. It was clear and evident that the lengthy infraction tilted the match the other way. The Bramabulls, although took the contest, faced some real adversity versus the Might Drunks. If not for the penalty, the result may have been different.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of the Knights. By denying three straight shootout attempts, the net minder enabled his club to edge out Carnage in a wild finish.