Monday August 12
Degenerates unable to solve S.Sauk for three straight periods
Sometimes it just isn't your night. Sometimes you run into a buzz saw or a brick wall. The Degenerates, for three straight periods couldn't solve S.Sauk, who enabled the Excalibur to collect a 3-0 victory. Luckily enough, a deeper bench came into play and the Degenerates used their extra push to finally crack the net minder. There lone three goals came in the last single frame where S.Marricco struck first while setting up J-P Bertrand minutes later for the game winning tally. For how close the game went, F.Baratta was perhaps the reason why his club split with the Excalibur. His willingness to combat every ball came into play as he denied two incredible scoring chances. It was shortly after that sequence that the Degenerates put their game together and ran away with the match.
(0)Degenerates vs Excalibur (3)
(1)Excalibur vs Degenerates (3)
Fatal Demons roll over Unknown to clinch first round bye
The Fatal Demons rolled over a depleted Unknown squad, and by doing so are glad to avoid an unnecessary first round match up. It took two regulation wins in order to leap frog the Degenerates and secure a third place finish. Clearly, it helped having two spares versus a team without and change ups. Les Unknown knew they needed at the very least the first goal in order to have some sort of chance. Unfortunately, they were stuck playing-from behind in both games which only tired them out even more. The first encounter was rather close with the Fatal Demons using two second period goals in order to secure a 3-0 win. However, the same couldn't be said for the next match where Les Unknown were completely out of it. The game lasted only one frame with the Fatal Demons roaring to a 6-1 lead. J.Palmitano helped sparked the landslide win courtesy of his hat trick that was part of an overall five point night.
(3)Fatal Demons vs Les Unknown (0)
(1)Les Unknown vs Fatal Demons (6)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Fatal Demons. By collecting two regulation wins, the Fatal Demons avoid an extra playoff round. Both their victories were led by Palmitano, who accumulated a total of four goals and two assists.
The regular season for both division 1 & 2 came to an end on Monday night. With Venom topping the first division, the Punishers will take on Les Unknown in a semi final round. The Punishers will look to advance and reach the final based on their consistency over the season unlike Les Unknown who never seem to be sure who shows up.
As for the second division, a fourth vs fifth match up will need to take place to claim the fourth spot. That match will feature the Degenerates versus the Excalibur. Both teams just finished playing each other, and if that game is any indication of what's to come, than expect a very close series. The seeding is as follows:
(4)Degenerates vs Excalibur (5)
Note: The 1 Timer will face off against the Fatal Demons in a semi final round while the Dragons await the winner between the Degenerates and the Excalibur.