Thursday October 1 (Final)
Assadi Consulting Inc shut down a lethal Buckshot’s offense to capture title
The tightly contested match took more than regulation for a winner in game one, as both teams traded chances in a break-neck back- and-forth that saw outstanding goaltending and plenty of scoring opportunities at both ends of the court. When game one concluded, R.Fortin and J.Mandracchia came through in the shootouts while P.Assadi shined brilliantly denying both attempts. The Assadi Consulting Inc couldn’t have asked for a better start in the ensuing game when R.Fortin quickly got them on board. The Buckshots had more than enough time for a response but found themselves in a little trouble trying to kill off some penalty minutes. Eventually, they killed it off and regained some momentum only to see great opportunities go to waste. As much as they kept pressing for the equaliser, P.Assadi stayed strong to keep it a one goal game. There was only so much the Buckshots could have done if not for hitting the iron and missing a wide open net. It was just one of those nights between two evenly matched teams. But credit to the Assadi Consulting Inc who did nearly everything right when it counted the most. Every single player bought into playing for one another which involved all areas of the game. Defensively they were sound, offensively they connected on many plays, and perhaps most important of all, the goaltending was outstanding. P.Assadi was clearly ready for the challenge making enough difficult saves in order to keep his club confident. Overall, a great final that could have gone either way. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Pedram Assadi and the rest of the Assadi Consulting Inc for capturing the Thursday 4vs4 division.
(3)Buckshots vs Assadi Consulting Inc(5) S.O Game 1
(2)Assadi Consulting Inc vs Buckshots(0) Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pedram Assadi of the Assadi Consulting Inc. After collecting another shootout win in game one, P.Assadi went on to shut out a lethal offense in game two to merit the honour....
Monday September 21 (Final division 1)
Punishers bring winning pedigree, winners of 4vs4 division 1
Simply put, all Punishers knows is winning. When you go up and down their roster many things jump out at you. The Bad Guys Inc knew this and despite formulating a game plan or sort of strategy, nothing went right-from the get go. The Punishers clearly had the extra jump in their step, and ran away with game one getting goals-from six different players along with a flawless performance between the pipes by M.Melo. Even though game one was a miss match, the Punishers knew that it wouldn’t come easy in the end. The Bad Guys Inc needed short memories after a thumping and regained their focus in a much more contested battle. For one full period, this contest was up for grabs. That was until an early second period surge put the Punishers back on track. P.Arkalis scored barely 20 seconds into the frame and N.Mackeen followed up only moments later to put his club back in the drivers seat. From-there, the Punishers knew in their heads that this series was a wrap despite the amount of time left over, especially when P.Arkalis posted his second for a three goal margin. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to John Fidrilis and the Punishers for capturing the first division 4v4 title.
(1)Bad Guys Inc vs Punishers(6) Game 1
(4)Punishers vs Bad Guys Inc(3) Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathew Melo of the Punishers. Knowing that their goaltender was determined and ready, the Punishers felt comfortable not needing to worry on him coming through in a big way....
Monday September 21 (Final division 2)
Degenerates score 2 quick goals to shift series and claim championship
What a way to turn things around. With just over a minute remaining in game one, the Degenerates trailed 2-1 and it looked like the Classics would have taken a strangle hold in the series. It took only 25 seconds for the deficit to turn into a late lead thanks to who other their than their most prolific goal scorer. S.Marricco had narrowed the gap late in the first period and ultimately decided matters with less than a minute to go. The Degenerates felt that it was only a question of time before they took control of the series. They had a much better pace winning lots of loose battles and smelled blood entering game two where they took it to their opponent. Again, it was S.Marricco filling up the net, this time claiming three more tallies en route to a 4-0 shutout victory. As much as Marricco played a significant role throughout the playoffs, the Degenerates were in sync as a collective group getting plenty of contributions-from everyone. J.Atch clearly had their backs making plenty of key stops with the help of a committed defense in front of him. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to S.Sicuso and the Degenerates for finally taking it all.
(2)The Classics vs Degenerates(3) Game 1
(4)Degenerates vs The Classics(0)Game 2
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Marricco of the Degenerates. What more can you say for someone who consistently has the ability to score. In their most important night of the season, S.Marricco led the way again netting five out of his teams seven goals....
Tuesday March 3
(4)GK vs Capitals(2)
GK surge early in third period to top Capitals
Despite giving up the opening and closing goal of the game, the rest in between belonged to the GK. The Capitals managed to hang in there long enough but eventually realised it was done when M.David and F.Belisle each struck early in the third period for a 4-1 lead. It was clear that the up hill battle from that point on felt unrealistic for the Capitals having to go up against a team can shut anybody down. In his season debut, P-O Girouard did not disappoint forming his brick wall structure stopping close to 20 shots. The win saw four different players cash in with M.David’s third period marker holding up for the winner.
(2)Montreal As vs Black Knights(5)
Y.Derohannessian’s late shorty seals the deal for the Black Knights
Y.Derohannessian couldn’t have picked a better time than to notch a shorthanded goal. Although the Black Knights were in front 3-2, that tally pretty much summed up the game between the two sides with just over three minutes remaining. It was an overall solid performance from the two teams with each side carrying the play. M.Ianovale struck first to get the balling rolling for the Montreal As and didn’t give up their first tally till the four minute mark of the second period. Once the game was tied, J.Gagne took over bagging two in a row to put the Black Knights in the drivers seat. A.Lemay did eventually respond to reduce the gap but it was all for nothing as Derohannessian struck shortly after with a huge blow.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Black Knights. Big time players know when to show up when the game is on the line. J.Gagne was proof of that once again for the Black Knights collecting back to back tallies after snapping a dead lock 1-1 tie....