Wednesday April 26 (Semi finals)
(0)Dragons vs Punishers(6) Game 2
Punishers use their wheels to burn past Dragons
The Punishers simply relied on one of their greatest strengths and that is their speed. The Dragons knew this going in and despite formulating a game plan to slow things down sometimes it just can’t work. After building a 2-0 first period lead, the Punishers sailed away adding four straight markers in about eight minutes. P.Karvouriaris scored twice, M.Gagnon capitalized on the power play and N.Mackeen didn’t have to endure much pressure to collect an 11 save shutout. Now that this round is out of the way, the Punishers will hit familiar territory once more and will expect nothing less than to aim for the D Wednesday title.
(5)Armadillos vs Trappers(3) Game 2
Trappers fight back but fall short to Armadillos
J.Urquhart scored a crucial power play goal for the Armadillos. It gave the Armadillos a 4-2 third period lead early in the frame resulting as the game winner. But the effort-from the Trappers was not to be denied, as they battled back to keep this game one that would not disappoint a side that’s been out of action for a while. The Armadillos used the good tart to dictate the pace their way. P.Koutsogiannopoulos and S.Kipopoulos each had first period goals and P.Arkalis widened the margin by three right before the Trappers finally got on board. One thing the Trappers did well was to work their power play. All three goals came with their five man unit that included scoring efforts from-three different players.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Arkalis of the Armadillos. The forward was behind setting up two goals while netting one for a commanding 3-0 lead.
The Punishers will face the Armadillos for the D Wednesday championship, which will be a rematch of last season’s finals. Both teams sport spiffy records heading into the match up. This encounter promises to be more personal than predictable especially for the Punishers who want to avoid losing twice in a row to the same team.
Wednesday April 26(F2 & F3 Semi finals)
(3)Fat Cats vs Raging Rhinos(2) F2 Game 2
Revenge is sweet as Fat Cats top Rhinos in penalty filled game
On Wednesday, the Fat Cats demonstrated they would not be pushed around, standing up to the Raging Rhinos in a penalty filled 3-2 victory. With the help of their special teams, the Fat Cats used a power play goal and a shorthanded marker in what was a dominant second period. E.Panzera struck first to get the ball rolling but it may have been J.Guerriero’s shorthanded goal that ultimately made the difference in the match. The Raging Rhinos got both their tallies with their five man unit courtesy of J.Zannis and M-A Piche. N.Mauro has been rock solid in the series between the pipes but didn’t get the right support in the second period giving up three goals. This result set up a game three mini game that had both sides pumped with plenty of adrenaline.
(2)Raging Rhinos vs Fat Cats(0) F2 Game 3
N.Mauro steals the show with huge shutout
Coming off a tough loss, the Raging Rhinos reset what had just happened with a flawless performance. Of course it helps when your net minder is in top form as N.Mauro showed once again why he was a big part of the success. The Fat Cats just couldnt solve him despite getting enough shots and scoring chances. Both sides knew the importance of the first goal. It took up until the 6:10 minute mark for F.Remon and the Raging Rhinos to celebrate the opening tally. Once that happened, the Fat Cats felt the pressure and did everything possible to penetrate the Rhinos defence and goaltender. Unfortunately the bounces and ball luck just wasn’t there. This series was put to rest when S.Pilon doubled the lead with less than two minutes remaining.
(4)Gladiateurs vs Hellfish(5) F3 Game 2
Hellfish rely on overall team effort to advance
Despite being unable to contain J.Vena, the Hellfish still found a way to close off the series. The Gladiateurs looked to their skilled forward as J.Vena was all over the court producing four points that included a hat trick. But that didn’t matter too much in the end for the Hellfish. As long as they won the game that was plenty for M.Zitella and his troops as they look forward to the next round. Unlike the Gladiateurs, the Hellfish relied on everyone contributing in one way or another. Five different players scored that included a huge third period power play goal by N.Bourgeois. The Gladiateurs didn’t have the start they hoped for which had them trail for most of the night. After being down 5-2 in the third period, J.Vena gave life with two straight goals only to fall short in the end.
(4)Latin Blue vs United Arms(5) F3 Game 2
Arms hold off late Latin Blue surge to set date in final
The United Arms may have avoided something that they would have regretted. As comfortable as a 5-1 third period may seem, Latin Blue wasn’t going down that easily. The surge began when S.Monet riffled his second of the game followed with two straight markers by A.Thifault and Darren Taylor. The only problem was that their third goal came with 85 seconds left in the game. G.Missakian made sure to keep his side focused and play out the rest of the game without panic. In the end, it wasn’t pretty but the United Arms found a way to get it done. Latin Blue were totally out matched early on where they ultimately paid the price for it. The win came with the help of H.Jerjian and A.Minassian as both players each scored twice.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Minassian of the United Arms. The forward was vital in the result producing two goals and a helper that included the winner to help advance the United Arms to the final.
With Black Venom winning by forfeit over the Bolts, the division leaders will take on the Raging Rhinos for the F2 Wednesday championship. Both teams will look to their strengths in order to get the job done. Everyone knows that the Black Venom have players that can score at will but the Raging Rhinos do have a style of game along with solid goaltending that can shut them down. If the Rhinos can avoid the penalty box than this series may possibly be up for grabs.
The F3 division will feature two balanced teams. The Hellfish play an intense brand of hockey and like to use their speed. As for the United Arms, they have all the tools to taking it. Led by their captain G.Missakian, the United Arms will look to their key guys up front for scoring while depending on everyone else to play a sound defensive game.
Tuesday April 25(Semi finals)
(4)Communists vs Legacy(2) Game 1
J.Provost-Blais always finds a way, Communists take series opener
Barely seconds shy of the opening frame, things started to look bleak for Legacy having to trail a Communists team by a 2-0 score. E.Girouard did eventually wake his side up by cutting the lead in half but that still didn’t solve their scoring woes up front. Instead J.Provost-Blais just made things worst with his second right before T-J Ward put an end to it providing a three goal cushion late in the game. While it’s easier said than done, Legacy knew containing J.Provost-Blais was a top priority. However, when a player is that good it’s almost impossible sometimes to do what you prepared for. The Communists did everything right to grab an important 1-0 series lead. After netting two unanswered goals, J.Vrettis felt he got the support he needed and made sure to take care of the rest denying 24 of 25 shots.
(5)Legacy vs Communists (3) Game 2 S.O
Legacy survive to live another game
With neither side able to get it done in regulation time, Legacy channeled their pressure in the shootout. T.Bozinakis closed out the must win with his clubs second breakaway attempt. This came as a huge result for P.Turturici, who needed to be on top of his game in order to force a third and deciding game. Both sides did well with their five man unit that saw the Communists strike twice on two attempts while Legacy scored once thanks to a big goal by J.Rochon. The Communists still had J.Provost-Blais collected a pair of points which is considered damage control for most clubs. The win also came with the help of a veteran that has yet to slow down. D.Bertrand was involved in every single goal that included two assists on J.Belzile and J.Rochon’s power play marker.
(2)Communists vs Legacy(1) Game 3 O.T
J.Provost-Blais haunts Legacy once more, Communists off to big dance
How fitting that this series was going to get decided with the help of one player in particular. Legacy, despite doing an excellent job containing the superstar, J.Provost-Blais still found a way to put up the points. Whenever two teams split the first two games and force an overtime game three, it’s safe to say that the outcome will get determined in coin toss situation. That being said, Legacy will still look back and try and figure out how to have killed 100 more seconds that would have given them a 1-0 regulation result. Instead D.Provost-Jarry leveled the game with the help of J.Provost-Blais’s perfect pass and all of a sudden this series was up in the air. Once the overtime hit, the Communists celebrated their biggest goal yet barely two minutes in. This was a series that came down to all the little details and the hard work put forth by all the players and especially the goaltenders. P.Turturici and J.Vrettis were absolutely outstanding giving their clubs every opportunity to take the series. But in the end, the Communists capitalized one more time over a side that can be argued were just as deserving.
(4)Smooth Sailors vs Capitals(1) Game 1
M.Testolina’s hat trick lifts Sailors over Capitals in game 1
M.Testolina continued his point production splurge recording a playoff hat trick to a 4-1 decision over the Capitals. Two out of his three goals came with the help of the five man unit. The Capitals penalty killers failed to kill off their only two times that they took penalties during the game. If timing is everything, than the Smooth Sailors showed it in this contest taking advantage of every single situation. A.Grieco limited a very good scoring team to only one goal that evened the game at one apiece. J.Morina scored once while setting up Testolina for the go ahead marker. With the loss, the Capitals used a whole hour on how to adjust and make sure to even the series.
(6)Capitals vs Smooth Sailors(3) Game 2
Capitals bounce back in a big way to force mini game
There was far too much skill and pride in the dressing room for the Capitals to just throw in the towel. Sure a seed of doubt might have been growing in some of the Capitals heads but as time went on, the confidence started to build. The Capitals saved their best for last by dominating a third period after both sides traded the same amount of goals in the first two frames. The biggest tally came early in the third frame when M.Tremblay snapped a dreaded 3-3 tie. Then, four minutes later C.Valois extended the lead by two and M.Carmelo was able to seal it in an empty cage. Prior to the third period onslaught, C.Bezeau-Chabot got his club there by netting two big goals. Know that the series is tied, both sides knew that they didn’t have any margin of error entering a 15 minute mini game.
(2)Smooth Sailors vs Capitals(0) Game 3
Momentum shifts as M.Crialese sends the Sailors through with late goal
M.Crialese has scored many times that included some very big goals in his career. Tonight, the right handed sniper came through once more as the Smooth Sailors celebrated what was a hard fought grinding series with the Capitals. Entering these types of games, the first goal usually determines who prevails. The period had less than four minutes remaining before M.Argiris and J.Morina found their linemate to get the better of J.Richer. At that point, the Capitals eventually pulled Richer for the extra attacker only to see their season come to an end when M.Testolina fired a ball into an empty net. The Capitals took ten shots and had some chances only to get frustrated by A.Grieco. Similar to the previous series between the Communists and Legacy, this battle also had all the elements of two clubs giving it all that could have easily gone either way.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Provost-Blais of the Communists. The Communist forward notched six points that included the series deciding goal over a minute into the sudden death period.
The Communists and the Smooth Sailors are left with only one task to end their season. But that task isn’t that simple as both sides will be primed for their biggest series so far. Both these teams met three times during the regular season that had the Communists take all three games. If that’s an indication of what’s to come than the Communists will be fine. However, the Smooth Sailors won’t really care about previous stats and outcomes as they’ll just approach this as an opportunity to achieving their ultimate goal. Neither side has many weaknesses heading into the final, especially after what they demonstrated in the semi final round.
Monday April 17
Les Yables ready for the real deal
Les Yables produced dominant performances in both their wins over the Jokers on Monday night. The first match saw balance scoring that included three goals in the second period but the second match was outdone by D.Marcotte , who ignited five markers for a 8-1 victory. The Jokers struggled to get any sort of scoring done except for one time. J.Blouin struck early in the second contest only to see that momentum fade away by the end of the frame .M-A Gervais had a multi goal night and J-F Simard remains in fine form allowing only one goal. Every game, Les Yables seem to have every player step it up as their resilience to battle hard makes them incredibly hard to beat. The Jokers found this out first hand and will need to figure out ways to adjust knowing that the playoffs are just around the corner.
(4)Les Yables vs Jokers(0)
(1)Jokers vs Les Yables(8)
Close for one but outdone in the other
If Carnage can keep their games close against a team like Venom than anything can be possible in a playoff round. But with the second contest ending in a landslide, does Carnage have what it takes to endure a best of three series against some of the powerhouses in front of them .The first match was close due to B.Madonis standing on his head. Venom only scored twice with efforts by P.Scotti and M.Dalpe. However, despite the low 2-1 score, Carnage only got on board when it was too late. A.Kalaydjian spoiled R.Ranieri’s shutout with only one minute remaining. The second encounter was where Venom showed their true colors. With four goals in both periods, the offensive machine woke up. E.Girouard, P.Scotti and M.Dalpe all scored twice while R.Ranieri was steady giving up only two goals on 22 shots. The scary part in all this was that Venom took the game easy without two very key snipers. B.Deslauriers and J.Courteau took the night off as both players will be focusing on a bigger task ahead of them.
(1)Carnage vs Venom(2)
(8)Venom vs Carnage(2)
P-A Surprenant at it again, 1 Timer wins and settle for draw to end season
In hockey, if you have someone who can score at will while playing smart defensively, than anything is possible. The 1 Timer are very glad that they have P-A Surprenant to their line up as the power forward seems never to disappoint. In tonight’s case, the solid number 7 netted three out of the four goals en route to a 4-1 win. The 23rd Hour knew that they were missing out to enter the playoffs but responded in a positive manner to end their season. Led by their captain, P.Salvo played it out till the very end providing his clubs first two goals. That lead held up for a very long time, up until the last 90 seconds when who other than P-A Surprenant came through to spoil the parade .Both sides tried to get it done in the shootout but the net minders stood tall denying two of three attempts. T.Daigneault scored on breakaways for the 1 Timer while C-P Sleedge got the better of F.Koch.
(4)1 Timer vs 23rd Hour(1)
(3)23rd Hour vs 1 Timer(3) S.O
Strong finish for Team X
Team X closed out the regular season on the right foot and who other than against a team that’s suffered only one loss all year. The Punishers may argue the fact that two key pieces were missing but Team X were in a similar situation without a few bodies as well. The game was meaningless for both sides in regards to the standings but Team X wanted to carry some good habits with the playoffs looming around the corner. If not for a late goal by M.Baccari, Team X could have walked away with six clean points. Instead, the veteran side took the opening game in a shootout while shutting out the second contest by a 3-0 score. A.Zarzour was the only multi goal scorer netting back to back tallies in the second encounter. The shootout win came thanks to a pair of successful breakaways by J.Pantelis and S.Sicuso and of course by the net minder P.Assadi, who had a very good night.
(4)Team X vs Punishers(3) S.O
(0)Punishers vs Team X(4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Marcotte of Les Yables. Marcotte led all players scoring five goals and an assist in two games for Les Yables.
With the top seven out of eight teams advancing, the Punishers made the regular season count as they’ll skip the first round and get an automatic pass to the semi-finals. The first round matches are as follows:
(2)Venom vs Jokers(7) The Jokers will have their hands full is an understatement. K.Langlois will feel like the target in a firing ranch and unless he gets the proper support from all four players in front of him, then their season will end early.
(3)Les Yables vs Carnage(6) Les Yables are younger quicker and can score. Carnage will need to tighten up and play very boring hockey while hoping to get their chances on timely plays. They do have a sniper in Marco Pace but is that enough to sustain the endless pressure that Les Yables will put forth.
(4)Team X vs 1 Timer(5) Two teams very familiar with one another will battle it out. The 1 Timer will use their speed and look for P-A Surprenant in his office to do most of the damage. It’s up to Team X to continue and play a solid man on man coverage and wait for their opportunities to arise.
Thursday April 13(Semi Finals)
(3) Underdogs vs French Connection (2) Game 2 Fadel Nassers two goal performance creates opportunity for Game 3
With an entire week on their side the Underdogs took advantage to regroup and put together a successful game plan against a team that can score at will. As the game went on it seemed that the Underdogs were not taking advantages of their chances until the third period arrived. F. Nasser made it a point to score two late goals with less than five minutes to play to force a game three. With momentum on their side the Underdogs should continue to roll.
(1) Underdogs vs French Connection (2) Game 3 Do or die as both clubs put everything on the line to make it to the finals
With only one period remaining to decide the faith of their season and pick a club that would move on to the finals, both clubs put everything on the line. The French Connection made sure to take advantage early in the game by scoring to goals in less than a minute and a half. J. Farrese and J.F Leclerc were credited with the goals for their side. By the time the Underdogs got on the board it was to late for them to gain any momentum and scored an additional goal to tie the game.
(3) Werewolves vs Deadlast (4) Game 2 Captain C. Zafiropoulos lead by example notching a natural hat trick by the end of the second period
C.Zafiropoulos has always been an experienced leader who always organizes and makes sure his team is rolling on all cylinders. Fortunately for him he did a bit more tonight scoring three of his clubs four goals to ensure his clubs ticket in the finals. The Werewolves made one last push early in the third period with the help of A. Zarzour and J. Guerriero who cut the lead to one, but J. Sanoudakis decided that it was time to shut the door and ensure the big win for his club by making huge saves until the final buzzer.
(3) Bramabulls vs P.E.Y.O. (4) Game 2 Late push by P.E.Y.O. ensures their ticket to the final
From the beginning of the game the Bramabulls knew what was at stake as they built themselves a comfortable two goal lead entering the third period. As the third started it seemed that the Bramabulls took their foot off the pedal as P.E.Y.O. fought back into it to take the lead with three unanswered goals. P.E.Y.O. used four different players to complete the scoring as C. Gringras and B. Deslaurier did most the damage each collecting two points.
(2) Street Ballers vs UHC (7) Game 2 UHC too much to handle for Street Ballers as they have an easy night
From the start of the game it was obvious that UHC had shown up for one purpose only and that was to win at any cost. Several different players contributed to the win for UHC as R. Ranno and T. Beck each scored a pair of goals to help propel their club to a comfortable lead. The Street Ballers did put a good fight notching two of their own goals but the opponents were to strong offensively to contain.
As each E division enters the final round. The match ups are as follows:
(1) Deadlast vs P.E.Y.O. (3) As two very experienced clubs go head to head in a best of three series either side can prevail, both sides are evenly matched as each team contains the talent, leadership, and willingness to win the championship.
(1) UHC vs French Connection (2) The story of two strong offensive teams will be played out in this series. The main question will be who can contain the other defensively and reduce the amount of goals they can score. Both goaltenders will need to be at their best as any goal might be the game winning one.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Zafiropoulos of Deadlast. The captain was only able to lead and efficiently manage his club to make sure they make it to the finals but he also scored three out of his clubs four goals to ensure the following.
Thursday April 13(Semi Finals)
(5)River Rats vs Legacy (8) Game 1
Late surge leads Legacy in high scoring affair
S.Robineault scored a highlight reel marker to cap a thrilling three-goal Legacy explosion Thursday night. The speedy forward was able to take off from the neutral zone and blast a slap shot while in motion to beat the River Rats net minder. Legacy ultimately won this contest in a short span of only three minutes. E.Lemieux had a two goal night that included a bullet-from the blue line. It wasn’t the goaltenders best performances but M.Dagenais was just good enough to capture a big win for Legacy. Both sides knew- from the early stages of the game that this contest was going to have its fair share of goals. The River Rats opened the first period up 4-3 that included one of two tallies by M.Dettorre, who used his explosive speed to find himself on a breakaway and beat Dagenais. Despite playing with only two lines, the River Rats still managed to score and generate chances but couldn’t address limiting the amount of goals that they gave up for a playoff game.
(4)Legacy vs River Rats(1) Game 2
Late surge leads Legacy in low scoring affair
M.Dagenais picked a good time to shine for Legacy. Surely enough the net minder wasn’t too pleased with his opening performance in game one but that all got erased by limiting the River Rats to only one goal in game two. For a second straight game, the third period came to hurt the River Rats once more, who may just have ran out of gas. Legacy played it smart by pressuring their opponents while patiently waiting for the opportunities to arise. Once the third period hit, the seed was planted for Legacy when J.Rochon snapped a 1-1 tie. Then, in the span of two minutes, S.Sacco extended the lead which surely suggested this series was over despite half a period remaining. Legacy wasn’t going to let a two goal lead slip away by rolling their three lines while getting the expected goaltending-from M.Dagenais. The River Rats did all they could considering the circumstances. For now, it just wasn’t their time as Legacy showed how determined and prepared they were for this series.
(4)Icons vs Northstars(2) Game 1
N.Pitsikoulis primed for the big games
There was little separating both clubs in the opener of this series. There were high end scoring chances, solid defensive plays and big saves form-both net minders. However, it took one particular player to put in that extra making the whole difference. N.Pitsikoulis seems to thrive every time the game is on the line. Like he’s done on a few occasions in the past, the Icons forward proved to be the difference maker by providing two straight goals. The Icons led 3-1 at that point which was just enough to escape with the win. A.Bitsakis was also vital pushing 25 of 27 shots.
(0)Northstars vs Icons(5) Game 2
M.Arkalis leads way with 2 goals, Icons punch ticket to final
When factoring that the Icons roll three lines and that the Northstars had two players playing for a third straight game due to the other division in progress, this result was already written on the wall. That being said, it did take up until the second period for the flood gates to open. The Icons put the series away by bagging four goals in that frame alone .M.Arkalis took the torch by riffling two quick goals for considerable 3-0 lead. The Northstars tried to battle back but felt that there wasn’t much they could have done. There mere 16 shots just wasn’t going to cut it as C.Stavriadis stood tall to earn the shutout.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Pitsikoulis of the Icons. His two goals in game one helped set the tone in the series for the Icons who now have a chance to take on Legacy for the C Thursday championship.
The final between the Icons and Legacy will be more than just a match. For many players involved in this final, it will be one that makes them turn off their phone, dim the lights and zone in alone. Both sides won’t be able to accept what the other will say when it’s said and done. The Icons want nothing more than to prove that they are the real deal as the best team of their caliber. But for Legacy, that claim simply won’t be acceptable. Both sides will need to convince the other that the end result will be decided on the court by exploiting each other’s weaknesses and working to their strengths. The Icons will rely on youth and possibly their best trio right now in C.Gingras, C.Stamadianos and N.Gilbert. As for Legacy, it’s not complicated. The veteran side has loads of experience, chemistry and the amount of bodies to match the opposition. If Vegas were to evaluate this series, it would be the equivalent of flipping a coin.
Wednesday April 12(Semi finals)
(6)Punisher’s vs Dragons (0) Game 1
Punishers hose down Dragons with early 3-0 lead
The Dragons just came off a four game hot winning streak only to see it freeze up in their opening game versus the Punishers. The Dragons know that they are over matched with the Punishers speed which can only force them to slow things down and hope to keep the game close as long as possible. However, that didn’t transpire on this night as the Punishers simply had their way-from the start. T.Karvouriaris didn’t score but was responsible for setting up four different teammates. A.Tedone struck first that proved to be just enough for the winner while N.Mackeen was very pleased the way his team played in front of him to earn a shutout.
(1)Trappers vs Armadillos(2) Game 1
D.Andrade scores late winner as Armadillos top Trappers
The Trappers couldn’t help feel like they let an opportunity slip away. The Trappers play well enough for period of times before a late marker decided the outcome of this contest. D.Andrade came through with only two minutes left that snapped a late 1-1 tie. Neither side got on board up until the third period. S.Richer struck first for the Trappers with a power play goal. Then, G.Bouchard was able to respond only three minutes later to put the game back on an even playing field. It was a game that both sides heavily relied on their last line of defense which is the goaltending. J.Richer and C.Stavriadis are as good as it gets and it showed all game long where it took a full 45 minute effort-from both sides in order to have chance. The loss may feel bitter for the moment but the Trappers won’t go down easily knowing that they can win.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Donny Andrade of the Armadillos. With only two minutes remaining, the Armadillos forward celebrated a huge goal in a close 2-1 win over the Trappers.
Wednesday April 12(F2 & F3 Semi finals)
(10)Black Venom vs Bolts(0) F2 Game 1
N.Gilbert nets four, Black Venom cruise for easy win
Like they’ve been doing all season, the Black Venom made an exclamation statement with their 10-0 win over the Bolts. Of course it doesn’t help playing a high powered offence with only two spares, but the Bolts did what they could with the situation they faced. The match was already summed up towards the end of the opening period when N.Gilbert scored his second of four goals for a 5-0 lead. J.Baccari notched a pair and J.Meynard not only collected a shutout but was involved in the scoring providing a pair of assists. Unless the Bolts get some reinforcements for game two, this series will end quickly.
(3)Raging Rhinos vs Fat Cats(2) F2 Game 1
N.Mauro lifts Raging Rhinos in fierce playoff battle
Both net minders were hot and tempers may have reached boiling points as this contest had all the ingredients of a playoff game. The Raging Rhinos got the slight edge in this one by getting there with two goal leads on two occasions. The Fat Cats had to battle from-behind all game long but were never able to even the score. One of the reasons was simply the outstanding play of N.Mauro, who made splendid saves to keep his club ahead. The game winner came off the blade of J.Zannis with the man advantage. The Raging Rhinos got their other tallies by E.Valiquette and A.Angelis while the Fat Cats saw J.Guerriero and E.Panzera get the better of N.Mauro.
(5)Hellfish vs Gladiateurs(4) F3 Game 1 shootout
Hellfish beat Gladiateurs with 3 shootout goals
With no margin of error from-both sides, the Hellfish needed all three shootout attempts to go in to capture game one of the series. Prior to the breakaway challenge, Les Gladiateurs fought from-behind twice to help send the game into a shootout. And despite scoring twice on three attempts, it still wasn’t enough for Les Gladiatuers in the end. N.Bourgeois, M.Chartrand and W.Blanc all went to score for the Hellfish while M.Gelinas missed his last attempt to level the game. B.Verducci was out of action for a while but showed no signs of rust stopping many dangerous shots. The Hellfish can thank their goaltender on this night as this series won’t be easy to complete by the way Les Gladiateurs constantly put on pressure. For now, it’s a step in the right the direction.
(5)United Arms vs Latin Blue(1) F3 Game 1
Latin Blue flat, routed 5-1 to hands of Arms
The United Arms put five balls passed the Latin Blue net minder en route to a 5-1 win to open up their series on Wednesday night. Throughout the night, the United Arms seemed to be breaking free in the Latin Blue zone. The United Arms scored once in the first and second period before putting the game away by the third. Just the way they like it, no one needed to be the hero in this contest. The scoring came from-five different players that included the winner by C.Fragkiudakis. Latin Blue failed to address an important area which is capitalising on the power play. On four attempts, no one was able to solve-F Aumais, who was brilliant stopping over 24 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Mauro of the Raging Rhinos. The Fat Cats were frustrated a few times unable to crack the net minder at key moments during the game.
Tuesday April 11
(3)Capitals vs Bramabulls(2)
Bramabulls playoff hopes came to a halt after bad finish
Facing a must-win situation, the Bramabulls saw their playoff hope vanish at a terrible time during the match. A.Mirolla put the Bramabulls in the driver’s seat with an early third period goal, at least temporarily before one mistake led to another. The Capitals then responded with a power play marker by E.Lemieux and a go ahead goal-from C.Valois that occurred only four minutes apart. Although they still had time to bounce back, the Bramabulls started to lose sight at the end of the tunnel knowing the end was near. C.Mathieu battled every ball his way and made sure to allow nothing to help capture his clubs seventh win in only ten games. The loss means that the Bramabulls will be looking from the sidelines with the season coming to a close while the Capitals will hope to extend their momentum into the post season with only two loses all year.
(3)Legacy vs Smooth Sailors(5)
Sailors get goals-from five different players to topple Legacy 5-3
Legacy may have sighed some relief knowing that they clinched a playoff spot with the loss of the Bramabulls, but if they want to be effective moving forward, this result simply won’t help them. The Smooth Sailors, despite giving up the first goal of the game rebounded igniting three straight right before the end of the opening frame. The match went through a scoring drought in the second period which forced Legacy to change things around in the third. Whatever was said between the two frames ended up working for Legacy as they woke up-from the dead posting two straight tallies to even the score. But with the next goal being so crucial, J.Palmitano came to rescue his club once more by providing the winner with only five minutes left in the game. The power forward had a three point night and will be a vital piece to his club if they plan on making noise in the playoffs.
(3)Communists vs Bramabulls(1)
Communists finish season strong with 3-1 win over Bulls
The Communists did just enough to defeat a team that didn’t have much motivation. For them, it was all about keeping good habits going and being ready for the most important time of the year. With goals in every period, the Communists limited the Bramabulls to only one tally that came as the first goal of the contest. C.Stavriadis was able to put it behind him and watch his club slowly take control as the game went on. J.Adamou, P.Provost-Jarry and C-A Mayrand each scored in the win that helped secure a first place tie with the Capitals. However, it will be the Communists that get the top seed due to the head to head tie breaker. The Communists defeated the Capitals 6-2 and tied them 1-1 to get the edge.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Smooth Sailors. With the game on the line, the sharp shooter snapped a late 3-3 tie as part of a three point performance.
Four teams will now clash in a best of three semi final round. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Communists vs Legacy(4) Legacy will need to get their act together if they plan on taking out the first place Communists. And while it’s easier said than done, a game plan will need to revolve around Joel Provost-Blais and their captain J.Adamou in order to have a chance
(2)Capitals vs Smooth Sailors(3)Both teams traded 6-2 results during the regular season. This match up will come down to all the little details necessary in a hockey game as both clubs are evenly matched.
Monday April 10(A Semi finals)
(4)Red Lite vs HBHA(3) Game 2 triple overtime
K.Kuczmarski’s tips winner, Red Lite outlasts HBHA
K.Kuczmarski’s goal, his second of the night, ended the marathon after nearly six whole periods of hockey. Kuczmarski received a perfect pass-from J.Daoust having to only re-direct it over J.Vrettis’s shoulder and under the crossbar. The HBHA found themselves in almost a similar situation like in game one by trailing against a side with barley two lines. However, they did manage to overcome a 2-0 deficit by turning it into a 3-2 lead by the early stages of the third period. The action kept going back in forth with the HBHA hoping to survive enough minutes to avoid a Red Lite equalizer. Unfortunately, the clock ended up being their worst enemy as J.Provost-Blais struck just in time to level the game and send it in overtime. That was J.Provost-Blais’s second of the contest. Neither side were able to get it done for well over two sudden death periods despite the HBHA having the extra bodies and legs favoring them. But when it’s against Red Lite, any team knows not to take things for granted. L.Augustin-Registe was vital in the series collecting both wins in net. The net minder played just enough games to qualify and made a huge impact which may question who they will start in their final round.
(2)Team Haiti vs Black Knights(3) O.T
A.Mezzagno sweet breakaway OT goal punches ticket to final for Knights
It didn’t matter that Team Haiti completely dominated the second half of the game with plenty of pressure and scoring chances. The Haitian side battled back and overcame a 2-0 hole with goals by Reginald Morne and C.Plaisir to put the Black Knights on their heels. P-O Girouard limited the damage by allowing only one third period tally that came on the power play. In hopes of riding their momentum, Team Haiti couldn’t afford to make any mistakes knowing that the next goal would surely decide their season. But hockey is a game of mistakes along with many other variables that can tilt an outcome in any direction. In tonight’s case, A.Mezzagano seized the moment after finding himself on a breakaway that ended the series on a sweet move that found the ball trickle through the legs of the net minder. The Black Knights didn’t play with enough consistency throughout this series but that can also be attributed to Team Haiti putting up a real challenge against an established hockey team. J.Velenosi and S.Sacco got the Black Knights off to a good start with first period goals before the game started to tilt in the other direction.
With both series ending in two games, the final is set up between two very familiar adversaries. The Black Knights will need to be better if they plan to defeat Red Lite in the final. That being said, Red Lite know that it won’t be easy if they don’t have the man power. For now, they got by the HBHA with barely two lines and unless they get the extra bodies, things will only be difficult for the legendary side.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-O Girouard of the Black Knights. If not for his timely saves, the Black Knights would have been stuck playing with fire in a third and deciding game.
Sunday April 9(Round 1, playoffs)
(8)Shockers vs Hit List(2)
Shockers earn easy win to advance
In a battle of two teams seeking to advance, the Shockers rolled to an easy 8-2 win over the Hit List. T.Salberg did the heavy lifting for the Shockers bagging three goals while setting up two teammates. Saqlberg wasn’t only player to get involved offensively for the young squad. M.Blackman and J.Blackman buried a pair each while J.Collins got the other tally. The Hit List normally score much more than two goals but found themselves struggling in this game. S.Trudel and Y.Laforest notched first period markers for the Hit List, who went on a dry spell the rest of the way. D.Bourque collected the win after facing 28 shots.
(9)Brew Crew vs Team Sportek(0)
Brew Crew too much for Team Sportek in blow out win
M.Rheaume, C.Palermo and P.Karigiannis each had two goals and C.Muccino earned a 22 save shutout to take down Team Sportek on Sunday night. The Brew Crew simply used their depth and years of experience to cruise by the first year club. Despite the lopsided score, Team Sportek kept it close for half the game before getting discouraged by the third period where they gave up five unanswered goals. The win brings the Brew Crew a step closer to where they want to be which is to try and capture the E Sunday championship. For them, anything less just won’t cut it.
(6)Butchers vs Fatal Demons(5)
Fatal Demons fall short again in dramatic fashion
Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be for the Fatal Demons who keep dropping games by only one goal. In tonight’s case, T.Karasek summed it up by breaking a late 5-5 tie to send the Butchers into the next round. The win came with the help of J.Mandracchia and A.Latella as both players struck twice while G.Zapatelli was slightly better over his counterpart S.Sauk between the pipes. The Fatal Demons had a solid sequence posting three straight goals before the end of the second period. But it was by the third where things fell apart. Normally, the veteran side are able to shut down their opponents on most night but couldn’t get it done in this case.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Thomas Karasek of the Butchers. The lanky forward collected his third point by breaking a crucial 5-5 tie late in the game.
With this opening round out of the way, four teams are now left over to see who will head to the final. The semi final match ups are as follows:
(1)Red Nose vs Butchers (4) Can the Butchers contain the many game breakers that Red Nose have ? If so, they certainly have some key components up front that can score and the intensity to match any opponent.
(2)Brew Crew vs Shockers(3) It won’t get any better than this series. Each side have areas that they will rely on. The Shockers are young fast and can score at will. As for the Brew Crew, they are a team that excels at playing a disciple coverage which will force the Shockers to find ways and generate chances.
Thursday April 6(E1 & E2 Semi finals)
(5)Deadlast vs Werewolves (4) E1 Game 1
Deadlast prevail in wild semi final opener
In a game that was similar to their last regular season meeting, Deadlast and the Werewolves engaged in what was a battle till the very end. A two goal performance by E.Skafidas and a game winner-from J.Skafidas proved beneficial for Deadlast as they opened their best of three series with a close 5-4 victory. The Werewolves led early but fell behind giving up three straight goals. A.Zarzour scored twice to help keep the game close for the Werewolves, who just fell short in the end. The second game of the series will now force the Werewolves to not try and fall behind as they tend to play better with the lead. K.Miraldo needs to figure out how to jump start his club and make it very difficult for the younger side to generate their scoring chances.
(7)P.E.Y.O vs Bramabulls(6) E1 Game 1
Sour third period leads to ugly finish for Bramabulls
The mood turned sour for the Bramabulls as they slowly witnessed their third period lead evaporate. This is the second time both sides meet in only one week and the P.E.Y.O seem to have something up their sleeve when trailing after two periods. In this case, J.Courteau and K.Fiore clicked as both players netted a pair each in the span of about seven minutes. The Bramabulls attempted their late comeback when T.Karasek posted his second of the night leaving only 30 seconds on the clock. By then, the damage had already been done. In order for the Bramabulls to bounce back into the series, they need to try and put their grief behind them knowing that they collapsed twice in the third period to the very same team.
(6)French Connection vs Underdogs(2) E2 Game 1
French Connection power play scores three goals to jump start series
Give them time and space and they will hurt you. The Underdogs realized this when the French Connection capitalized three time with their five man unit to take a 1-0 series lead. Two of those power play goals came in the first period. But that didn’t discourage the Underdogs from-fighting back. M.Habib and E.Salhany each scored in the second period to level the game at two goals apiece. Despite the bad sequence, the French Connection regained their lead and momentum late in the frame thanks to P.Hargreaves’s second of the contest. From-there, the French Connection went on a complete take over netting three unanswered tallies. J.Noonan and J.Farrese provided three helpers each and F.Gaudet-Peloquin stopped 20 of 22 shots to earn the win in net.
(5)UHC vs Street Ballers(4) E2 Game 1
Three goal third period deflates Street Ballers
Down by two goals in the third period, the UHC looked for solutions to turn the tide. The man power that they have wasn’t too much of a shock that the comeback transpired. But for the Street Ballers, this end to a good start was simply unacceptable, especially after playing two very solid periods. The UHC just took it a shift at a time and eventually got there with three goals in the span of only three minutes. The effort was led by C.Zafiropoulos, MCristiano and S.DelGadio. Prior to the comeback, the UHC got a pair of first period tallies by J-F Aumais to keep the game reasonable. The Street Ballers had mounted a 4-2 first period lead with the help of a couple of power play goals and a two goal performance by G.Couture. The hill might seem high to climb but the Street Ballers know they aren’t out of it yet. Lately, they have been playing really good hockey which will force the UHC o take tem very serious in their next meeting.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kris Fiore of P.E.Y.O. The corner stone defenseman was part of a big comeback by providing two key goals to finish his night with three points over the Bramabulls.
Thursday April 6
(5)Icons vs Northstars(1)
Icons expect big things after strong regular season
Now that it’s done, the Icons have bigger plans ahead of them. With this 5-1 win over the Northstars, the Icons have clinched first place after dominating the regular season with only two losses. The win came with the help of N.Pitsikoulis’s and N.Gilbert’s two goals. The Northstars kept it close half the game trailing only 2-1 but that changed when the Icons sparked two quick markers only seconds apart. A.Bitsakis faced 25 shots allowing only C.Forest to get the better of him. This contest was actually a preview of the semi finals between both sides. If the Northstars don’t find solutions after this defeat, then they won’t stand much of a chance. N.Cinquino has a whole week to dissect and figure out how to contain a team running on all cylinders.
(7)River Rats vs Northstars(6) O.T
M.Crialese hat trick leads River Rats in overtime win over Northstars
M.Crialese recorded a hat trick including scoring the overtime winner as the River Rats handed the Northstars their second defeat of a double header night. The Northstars had a chance to win the game if they could have managed to kill off three more minutes. Instead, Mario.Diaco tied the game which sent this contest into overtime. It was a match that the goaltenders were left to dry. Many players accumulated points from-both sides. The River Rats saw N.Cordileone score twice while M.Dettorre and J.Morina combined for eight points. As for the Northstars, P.Grenier and E.Paquin each nodded a pair while D.Castonguay and D.Traversy collected three points each.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max Crialese of the River Rats. His three goals including the OT winner earns him the player of the night.
The C Thursday division came to an end. Four teams will go at it in what will be a wild best of three semi finals. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Icons vs Northstars(4) The onus is on the Northstars to try and figure out how to slow down the Icons. If they manage to keep it close than anything is possible.
(2)River Rats vs Legacy(3) Can Legacy match the pace of the River Rats ? If so, it will come down to limiting mistakes and getting solid goaltending.
Wednesday April 5 (Round 1 playoffs)
(3)Fat Roy vs Dragons(6)
Dragons continue their hot streak into playoffs
From nearly seeing their season come to a halt, the Dragons have now strung four straight wins with their double up victory vs Fat Roy. Whatever is being said seems to be resonating with the Dragons as everyone is contributing in their own way. Tonight, it took six different goal scorers and a solid goaltending performance by P.Assadi to get the job done. The Dragons won every period getting a shorthanded goal by E.Gabrielli to set the tone for the match. The only thing that they couldn’t do right was to stop N.Gikas, who was unstoppable providing all three goals in the loss. But in the end, the Dragons didn’t care as they are glad to keep surprising everyone in the D Wednesday division.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pedram Assadi of the Dragons. The goaltender won every frame making close to 30 saves to help advance his club to the semi finals.
The next round will feature four clubs battling it out in a best of three semi finals. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Punishers vs Dragons(5) While the Punishers are heavily favorite to take this one with a younger talented group, the Dragons won’t be a push over with the amount of experience they have while riding a four game winning streak.
(2)Trappers vs Armadillos(3) It will come done to discipline. Both sides need to make it a point to stay out of the penalty box and focus on getting it done on the court. Scoring won’t be easy as both sides have the goaltending and the defense structure to keep the scoring low.
Wednesday April 5(F2 & F3 playoffs Round 1)
(4)Horsemen vs Bolts(5)F2 S.O
Heartbreak for Horsemen as Bolts wins it in shootout
The Horsemen wasted a two goal lead with power play markers, only to be thwarted time and again by the Bolts net minder. S.Zermalias and M.Kardum gave the Horsemen the early lead only to see B.Bentivegna and J.Michaud tie it in the second. With the game levelled at two, and with so much on the line, each side traded two goals in what was a wild finish to the game. P.Sidhom notched the two goals in the third for the Horsemen while A.Kobayati and J.Pimentel tallied for the Bolts. At that point, the pressure lied on both goaltenders to see who would pull through. And despite doing a great job to keep their clubs in it, somebody eventually would get the final say. In tonight’s case, that would be N.Mackeen who stoned two out of the three attempts his way. The Bolts ultimately won it when A.Kobayati scored his team’s second goal in the shootout that got the better of M.Vinciguerra.
(2)Spartans vs Fat Cats(5) F2
Shorthanded goal, the turning point in Fat Cats wins
The Fat Cats forward J.Scalia may have made arguably the biggest play of the game and that was to provide a shorthanded goal for a 3-1 lead. The Spartans felt deflated at that moment but bounced back immediately to pull within one courtesy of S.Lavoie’s second of the night. However, an early third period spark by S.Hrivnak put the Fat Cats back in control with a two goal cushion. Unable to bounce back, the Spartans kept getting frustrated by G.Sangiovanni, who was brilliant the rest of the way. The Fat Cats played through a messy game taking plenty of penalty minutes while getting balanced scoring. Despite having a below average regular season record, the Fat Cats gelled at the right time to advance into the next round.
The F2 division have now four teams left battling it out. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Black Venom vs Bolts(6) In order for the Bolts to pull through, N.Mackeen and his defence in front of him need to play a cautious defensive game. The Black Venom has too many weapons up front which will find ways to score.
(2)Raging Rhinos vs Fat Cats(5)The Fat Cats will need to build off their previous game as they’ve been inconsistent all season long if they plan to knock out their opponents. However, that’s easier said than done as the Raging Rhinos will be geared up and be difficult to beat with the amount of chemistry they have built over the years.
(3)Reapers vs Gladiateurs(9) F3
Offensive explosion sends Gladiateurs through to next round
Playing with a short bench, Les Gladiateurs put an offensive explosion versus the Reapers on Wednesday night. Les Gladiateurs got off to a fast start getting four first period goals that included a shorthanded marker by R.Vena. That was just the beginning for Vena who went on to add three more goals before the game ended. M.Gelinas and C.Boivin chipped in with a pair and W.Goyer did a fine job in net allowing only one goal per period. It was a contest that was virtually dominated by only one side. Les Gladiateurs won every frame getting plenty of production and a pair of tallies with their special teams.
(4)Latin Blue vs Primetime(2) F3
G.Cerroni nods a pair, Latin Blue sinks Primetime
Latin Blue appeared to be ready in this one despite being out of playoff action for a while. G.Cerroni scored twice and R.Ranieri held the fort in net stopping close to 30 shots. The back breaker occurred late in the second period when A.Arcoraci provided a two goal cushion for a 3-1 lead. The first and last goal did belong to Primetime, but most of the match was controlled by Latin Blue. The veteran side showed no signs of rust and will plan to continue on doing all the little things right in their quest for the championship.
(7)United Arms vs Les Raymonds(0) F3
United Arms open playoffs with blowout win
Les Raymonds respectively kept it close for a long while. But as time went on, the United Arms showed why they have an 8-2 record .The United Arms blitzed Les Raymonds with four third period goals to get an easy pass to the next round. Y.Derohannessian sparked his club with two out of his clubs first three tallies. G.Jerjian also riffled a pair and J-F Aumais had a fairly easy night denying every shot his way. Prior to the game, Les Raymonds knew that it wasn’t going to be easy as they kept running into a tight defence.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Kobayati of the Bolts. After collecting three points in regulation time, the Bolts forward may have notched the most important goal of the season that came in the shootout for a close 5-4 win.
The F3 division will also have their semi finals begin next week. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Hellfish vs Les Gladiateurs(4) It’s your classic offence vs defence kind of match up. Les Gladiateurs have the ability to put up plenty of numbers while the Hellfish excel at limiting a solid offence. In most cases, defence wins you games and the Hellfish will make sure to suffocate their opponents.
(2)United Arms vs Latin Blue(3)It will be a tight series with both clubs that play with plenty of structure. Whoever limits their mistakes should come out of this one as both sides are evenly matched.
Tuesday April 4
(4)Smooth Sailors vs Communists (8)
T.J Ward natural hat trick sets tone early for Communists
The Communists broke out early for a huge first period against the Smooth Sailors. T.J Ward bagged three in a row just shy of the nine minute mark of the opening frame while J.Provost-Blais collected his third point to help provide a commanding 4-0 lead. That period alone pretty much summed it up for the rest of the match. The Smooth Sailors attempted an early third period comeback with two quick goals but fell back in a massive hole when the Communists replied with a pair of their own. J.Provost-Blais continued his onslaught by racking more points to finish with two goals and four assists. It came in losing cause but M.Testolina, J.Palmitano and J.Morina clicked like they usually do combining for nine points.
(5)Capitals vs Legacy(4)
M-A Morin provides winner in dying seconds
It’s never a nice feeling to lose a game with 13 seconds remaining but this loss has more serious implications to the big picture for Legacy. The result may just have complicated the standings as they may be forced to capture two points in their final game of the regular season providing that the Bramabulls win both their games. However, they do hold the cards in their own hands if they can defeat the Smooth Sailors in regulation, overtime or a shootout because that would give them four wins over the Bramabulls three wins. For now, they had to witness a bad ending when M-A Morin won it in the dying moments of the hockey game. The Capitals woke up late notching three third period goals to pull the rug right under Legacy’s feet .Five different players scored in the victory while P.Assadi was the only multi goal scorer for Legacy.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to T.J Ward of the Communists. His three early goals helped set the tone that resulted in a double up win over the Smooth Sailors.
Monday April 3
Team X string a pair of wins over Carnage
Team X got a rolling start in the opening contest with seven goals to defeat Carnage. J.Pantelis continued his torrid point production by scoring twice while collecting an assist and A.Zarzour was just as effective accumulating four points. After trailing 2-0, J.DiMarco cut the lead in half but that only lasted so long as Team X regained a two goal cushion before the end of the frame. From-there, the yellow shirts continued their onslaught by adding four unanswered markers to take an easy win. However, the second game wasn’t anything like the first. Carnage had lots of bite in their game and forced Team X to play up until the final seconds. M.Pace and J.DiMarco got power play goals and A.Passarelli netted their third tally to pull Carnage within one. But in the end, Team X still managed the victory that came with the help of their net minder. P.Assadi made key saves that enabled his club to get some timely goals to squeak out a tight victory.
(7)Team X vs Carnage (1)
(3)Carnage vs Team X(4)
Venom oust Les Yables twice with pure goal scoring ability
It was another effective night for Venom and their arsenal of snipers. Defeating Les Yables is far-from easy but Venom managed to do it twice by riffling 11 goals in both games. That is something Les Yables isn’t used to as they keep the goals against fairly low. But if you aren’t aware of whose in front of you than these results may make some sort of sense. In the case of the first game, B.Deslauriers got involved scoring twice out of the four Venom goals en route to a 4-2 win. The second encounter had someone other than Deslauriers plug away at the net. Out of the seven tallies that went in, J.Courteau buried four while setting up a marker. In that particular case, B.Deslauriers decided to deliver by providing four passes. K.Araujo chipped in with three points and R.Ranieri had an outstanding night allowing only five goals versus a very good hockey team. This is a lesson that Les Yables will take with them and adjust accordingly if in case they meet up in the playoffs.
(2)Les Yables vs Venom(4)
(7)Venom vs Les Yables(3)
M.Baccari shorthanded goal gives Punishers six clean points to standings
It’s not like the Punishers need the extra points at this stage of the season but why not try and finish strong with good habits heading into the post season. The Punishers used balanced scoring in the opening contest that included five goals in the second period and two goals with the special teams by the second game to edge out the 1 Timer. The match was deadlocked at two goals apiece and the 1 Timer were handed a golden opportunity on the power play only to see it haunt them in the end. M.Baccari scored with the man short with just over four minutes remaining and the 1 Timer weren’t able to respond. C.Gingras, D.Ruiz and M.Baccari all clicked well in the second game combining for six points. The 1 Timer saw their usual suspect do most of the damage as P-A Surprenant participated in all six goals in both games. Both these wins secure top seed and a first round bye for the Punishers with two games left to go in the regular season.
(6)Punishers vs 1 Timer(4)
(2)1 Timer vs Punishers(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andre Zarzour of Team X. The veteran talent was a menace in both games collecting a total of six points.
Monday April 3 (B Finals Game 2)
(1)United Armenians vs Ultimate Hockey (3) Game 2
Late power play marker makes the difference as Ultimate Hockey celebrate B title
The Ultimate Hockey beat the United Armenians 3-1 in game two of the finals to clinch their first ever B title. P.Plaisir, A.Bien-Aime and A.Paul had the goals for the Ultimate Hockey, while M.Dorismond stopped every ball his way in the cup-winning effort. The United Armenians went through a similar situation compared to game one by losing it very late. In this case, A.Bien-Aime struck on the power play that snapped a late 1-1 tie. The United Armenians missed out on two power play chances while the Ultimate Hockey capitalized that one time which ultimately made the difference in this contest. Both net minders were sensational keeping their clubs in it all game long. J-F Aumais came a little short but was a major reason why the United Armenians kept it close. After a shaky start to the season, G.Missakian and the United Armenians started to gel showing major improvement by playing at this level. If not for a couple of bounces here and there they just may have reached the finish line first. But in the end, the Ultimate Hockey deserved what they got and have every reason to celebrate. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Reginald Morne and the rest of the Ultimate Hockey for winning the B championship.
A Semi Finals :
(2)HBHA vs Red Lite(6) Game 1
Red Lite pull it off despite depleted line
Whether its injuries, suspensions or personal reasons, it didn’t matter that Red Lite had only seven players dressed in their 6-2 win over the HBHA. For them, it’s not about quantity but quality. All seven players made a huge impact that saw three players score two goals apiece. P.DiGiacomo, J.Bradley and J.Provost-Blais were the ones that got the better of J.Vrettis, who didn’t get the help early on. The HBHA fell apart in the span of only three and a half minutes where they gave up three straight markers by the end of the first period. By then, the score was 4-0 and things didn’t get better as Red Lite widened the gap to 6-0.The only time the HBHA got on board was towards the end of the match where L.Augustin-Registe saw his shutout taken away. Looking back, the HBHA will have to wonder how they couldn’t take advantage of the situation. Unless they get that first goal in game two, their playoff run may come to a halt.
(2)Black Knights vs Team Haiti(1) O.T Game 1
Team Haiti surrender late goal, Knights win it in overtime
With the game winding down, the Black Knights remarkably saved their night in the nick of time. A.Mezzagno finally beat the net minder that left just over 90 seconds on the clock. If that wasn’t enough, S.Hrivnak provided the heroics by netting the sudden death winner. Team Haiti couldn’t have asked for a better game by limiting the Black Knights to almost a blank sheet up until some late luck changed things around. C.Plaisir opened the scoring for Team Haiti early in the third period that came with the man advantage. However, that would be the only time P-O Girouard gave up a goal as the goaltender stood tall throughout the entire match. Despite the loss, Team Haiti can take this as a positive into game two if they play the same way.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sean Hrivnak of the Black Knights. The Black Knights forward ended the game notching the sudden death winner after his club tied it late in the match.
Sunday April 2
(3)Les Immigrant vs Team Sportek(4) O.T
Two desperate teams faced off that went to the wire
For both these teams, the playoffs started earlier than usual. Each side needed the result to guarantee a post season appearance, and what better way to end it off by going into overtime. Team Sportek looked to be on life support going without a goal for over two periods. By then, Les Immigrant were in full control with a 2-0 lead only to see it slowly evaporate. M.Dubicki rescued Team Sportek by getting on board while setting up two straight markers. That sequence leveled the game at three goals apiece, making the next goal that much more important. Neither side were able to get it done in regulation leaving a dreaded overtime period to decide it all. Once the 3:45 minute mark hit, D.Vitale and Team Sportek celebrated their biggest goal of the season. Les Immigrant started to pick up their game by notching their eight goal in only two matches after averaging about a goal a game. For now, they just fell short but the future looks promising. As for Team Sportek, the next challenge begins and it won’t get any easier as they’ll face the Brew Crew in a do or die match up.
(5)Shockers vs Fatal Demons(4) O.T
Fatal Demons rally falls short in overtime loss to Shockers
Halfway through the game, the Fatal Demons didn’t look like they belonged on the same court as the Shockers. The Fatal Demons battled-from a 3-1 and a 4-2 third period deficit but the Shockers scored in overtime to grab the win. D.Boyd scored a power play goal in overtime to salvage the victory for the Shockers. In addition to the positive result, C.Debonis netted two goals while D.Bourque was solid in net for two straight periods. The Shockers just collected their fourth straight win of the season which couldn’t come at a better time with the playoffs starting next week. For the Fatal Demons, apart-from their two wins versus Team Sportek, kept falling short in four games by only one goal.
(4)Brew Crew vs Red Nose(8)
Red Nose capture first place and first round bye
Although it wasn’t a playoff game, this match had a lot on the line for both sides. Whoever wins secured top seed and a first round bye which is convenient to avoid any opponent in a do or die match up. Red Nose did what they do best and that is pouring on the offence. C.Gingras, a familiar name too many playing in the division took control by bagging a hat trick and providing a helper. His goals came in the first half of the game that helped set things in motion for his club. The difference in this contest may have occurred in the second period where the Brew Crew were totally out matched giving up four unanswered goals. M.Latreille and M.Bourassa collected a pair but M.Latreille was also behind setting up four markers to finish with six points. Overall, the Brew Crew are in good shape with their 8-2 record and a second place finish despite having one poor period.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dani Vitale of Team Sportek. His overtime goal clinched a final playoff spot for his club.
With Red Nose getting a first round bye, six teams will battle it out in the first round. The match ups are as follow:
(2)Brew Crew vs Team Sportek(7) Team Sportek has to go up against too much experience and quality. Unless the goaltender stands on his head and the team plays a perfect defensive game, than their won’t be much of a chance.
(3)Shockers vs Hit List(6) Shockers will enter this game riding a four game winning streak while the Hit List has struggled as of late. If momentum means anything, then the Shockers will pull through.
(4)Butchers vs Fatal Demons(5) Lots of similarities from-both sides. It should go down to the wire. J.Mandracchia is a game breaker for the Butchers and the Fatal Demons need to revolve some sort of game plan around him or else they might exit early.
Friday March 31(Semi finals)
(0)Devil Dawgz vs Hawks(4) Game 1
Hawks sharp in game 1 shutout of P.Assadi
The Hawks opened up their series with a bang versus the red hot Devil Dawgz. The third seeded Hawks got goals from-four different players and a 29 save performance by their net minder P.Assadi. The game was already 3-0 after only thirteen minutes of play. A.Mosacto tapped in a perfect pass-from A.Zarzour, A.Lanni batted a ball-from mid air and A.Zarzour struck minutes later for the three goal cushion. The Devil Dawgz were forced to play catch up at that point but knew that the Hawks weren’t going to give much. Everyone in the Hawks made it a point to tighten up by keeping the centremen very close to their defenseman. With that good start, the Hawks erased some embarrassment of how they have been playing lately. But, it is only game one and things can change very easily considering how lethal the Devil Dawgz can be at times.
(2)HBHA Seniors vs Stones(0)
C.Stavriadis shutout, HBHA edge out Stones in tight battle
The Stones know that they can defend, and despite limiting a team like to the HBHA Seniors to only two goals, it still wasn’t good enough in the end. D.Andrade opened the scoring ten minutes in and K.Papapostolou doubled the lead by the five minute mark of the second period. The defending champs played a prototypical playoff game by limiting scoring chances and getting the timely goals. For the Stones, it’s been a problem that has endured all season which is the lack of production up front. Despite the dry spell for this game, the Stones know that they can be effective if they can get to Stavriadis first in their next game. If they can manage that lead or maybe even increase it with a pair, then anything is possible, especially that the mini game is only 15 minutes.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pedram Assadi of the Hawks. After playing brutal hockey in their last few games, P.Assadi helped regain some confidence by turning away 29 shots for a game one series lead.
Friday April 7(Semi finals)
(1)Hawks vs Devil Dawgz(5) Game 2
Devil Dawgz even series with bounce back win vs Hawks
Short term memory came in handy as the Devil Dawgz bounced back with more energy and intensity to even up its semi final playoff series. After giving up an early goal, the Devil Dawgz responded immediately grabbing a lead that they never let go of. A.Guillaume opened the scoring and added another tally by the ten minute mark of the third to put the match away. The dormant Hawks had some moments to get back in it but weren’t good enough struggling to beat S.Sauk, who was clearly focused for this encounter. Knowing that the game was lost, the Hawks were thinking ahead to the mini game in hopes of starting fresh.
(2)Devil Dawgz vs Hawks(3) Game 3 O.T
N.Faria goes nuclear with game series clincher
Unable to get it done in a 15 minute mini game, this series needed the extra five minutes to determine a winner. At that point, both sides kept crossing their fingers as any shot on net would possibly decide who would advance and who would exit in a heartbreaking finish. In most cases, it would come down to an established goal scorer getting it done but not in this particular circumstance. N.Faria has been snake bitten all season without a goal, and when it counted the most, the struggling centreman may have forgotten his scoring woes by providing the most important goal so far for the Hawks. The Devil Dawgz showed once again how resilient they were by overcoming a 2-0 deficit in the mini game. Their equalizer came with four minutes remaining when G.Berberyan struck to beat P.Assadi. The Hawks got their scoring done by E.Colella and A.Zarzour while P.Assadi got the slight edge over his counterpart as both goaltenders did a fine job keeping their clubs in it.
(1)Stones vs HBHA Seniors(6) Game 2
HBHA sweep series, look to repeat as Masters 35+ champs
A good start and another solid outing by C.Stavriadis made for a fairly easy night for the HBHA Seniors. G.Kamvosoulis scored twice and J.Bolanakis got credited the winner as part of a three point performance. The Stones went through the same problem as in last week’s game unable to penetrate the HBHA Seniors defensive game and net minder. T.Settino was the only player to score out of the two games in this series. The win sends the HBHA Seniors to their second final in as many seasons. Entering as favorites, they will now take on the Hawks to try and repeat what they did to them in their last final.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Faria of the Hawks. When it counted the most, N.Faria came through providing the series deciding goal to help lead the Hawks to their fourth straight final.
Thursday March 30
(1)Mohicans vs Street Ballers(2) E2 playoffs, round 1
Y.Dube and the Street Ballers celebrate late to advance
Y.Dube scored a late winner as the Street Ballers reached the semi final round with a nervy 2-1 win over the Mohicans. Neither side wanted to take many chances in this contest. The goals were scarce but the defense and goaltending were up to par. S.Sauk was primed in this one allowing only one goal against a fierce offence. The Street Ballers however played it to their strengths by leaning on a younger team and by simply removing plenty of time and space. Once the opportunity arose, it was only fitting that an established goal scorer was going to get it done. Y.Dube came through at the right moment as he’s often done in the past by providing the game clinching goal. With this win, the Street Ballers will take on the first place UHC in a best of three series. The other semi final round will feature the French Connection versus the Underdogs.
(5)Werewolves vs SBS Trashers(0) E1
P.Turturici provides peace for Werewolves with flawless performance
The Werewolves ended their regular season on a high note with a convincing 5-0 win over the SBS Trashers on Thursday night. D.Traversy opened and closed the scoring to register one of many hat tricks in his ball hockey career. The offense was limited to only two players as M-A Distasio netted the other two goals only seconds apart. The SBS Trashers hung in there for at least half the match but weren’t able to keep up as time went on. With the score 3-0 after two periods, D.Travery put things to rest with two straight goals. P.Turturici was finally in a better mood and kept the dressing room quiet by posting a shutout. This came as a good vote of confidence for a side that’s suffered some heart breaking losses this season. As for the SBS Trashers, the expectations were higher than this with only one win in ten games. For now, they’ll have to try and put this season behind them and look to refocus knowing that they are a better club than what their record shows.
(10)Bramabulls vs P.E.Y.O(7) E1
Bitter win gives some indigestion to Bramabulls
It’s always nice to escape a hockey game with a win, but the Bramabulls weren’t too pleased considering the circumstances versus the P.E.Y.O. This result came without some prolific goal scorers by the P.E.Y.O. And despite the missing big guns, one sniper caused havoc all game long. J.Courteau went on a goal scoring frenzy providing five goals and a helper to help erase part of a six goal deficit. Luckily enough, the Bramabulls led convincingly 8-2 which gave just enough of a gap to run away with the match. The P.E.Y.O kept fighting back, especially in the third where they pulled within two. By then, time was winding down and the Bramabulls found a way to put the game to rest. It’s not often he scores but P.Rivera provided a couple of bullets that found their way-from the point. His teammates needed to remind him not to get used to such habits and take it as an anomaly. The d-man will get back to focusing on his defensive game where he excels by stopping the big guns in front of the net. Entering the night, both sides knew that they were playing each other in next week’s semi final. This was just a match to study each other’s habits and tendencies.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of the Street Ballers. The Street Ballers needed their goaltender to stand tall and he did just that with an incredible performance in a close 2-1 win over the Mohicans.
The E1 Thursday division came to an end. Four teams will be battling it out in a best of three semi final. The match ups are as follows.
(1)Deadlast vs Werewolves(4) It’s a battle of experience versus young talent. The Werewolves have the miles and the mind set, but will it be enough to slow down players like C.Chirola, N.Gikas and company? P.Turturici will need to stand on his head in order for the Werewolves to have a chance.
(2)Bramabulls vs P.E.Y.O(3) Both sides just finished playing each other. If the Bramabulls can’t tighten up better, than they are cooked. P.E.Y.O have too many threats up front which will only force the Bramabulls defensive game to improve drastically.
Wednesday March 29
(6)HC Inter vs Raging Rhinos(8)
HC Inter exit early after blowing four goal lead
Defence was largely an afterthought as both teams, particularly the HC Inter that blew a 4-0 first period lead. But it wasn’t the fact of dropping the game the way they did, but more so when in the season. The problem was that the HC Inter needed as least two points to secure a playoff spot. Unfortunately, things went from-high to its lowest point. The Raging Rhinos erupted by the second posting three goals and continued their onslaught by the third adding five more tallies. The HC Inter couldn’t figure out what hit them after such a great start to the night. The comeback was led by S.Pilon and F.Remon as both players combined for seven goals. Pilon had the most bagging four tallies while Remon completed his hat trick in an empty net. The win secures a second place finish for the Raging Rhinos.
(10)Spartans vs Fat Cats(4)
Spartans trounce Fat Cats to finish season strong
T.Oliveira went on a scoring binge and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Spartans ended their season thanks to their sniper who bursted out with four goals and S.Lavoie that struck three times to earn a hat trick. Both players showcased what they can bring up front which will be vital in their post season schedule ahead of them. The Fat Cats held in there for a couple of periods but were totally outmatched by the third where they gave up five goals. J.Scalia provided much of the offence participating in all four goals in the loss. The only thing each side had in common in this game was that they benefited twice on their two lone chances on the power play.
(6)Horsemen vs Black Venom(9)
B.Deslauriers nods four goals to win scoring race
B.Deslauriers had another productive season, this time winning the goal scoring and point’s race of the F Wednesday division. Known for his blistering slap shot, B.Deslauriers ended his season in style by bagging four goals and a helper to lead all players. The great news for the Black Venom is that they don’t have only Deslauriers to rely on. J.Quesnel-Vinet has plenty of vision and patience to distribute the ball at the right given moment. The crafty forward collected five helpers that included an assist on one of two goals by M.Baccari. With the season coming to an end, the Black Venom dominated the goal scoring department with 78 goals in only ten games.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Brian Deslauriers of the Black Venom. The goal scoring machine added four tallies and an assist to lead all players of the F division with 38 points.
In a division of 7 teams, the top six will be moving forward to the post season. The Black Venom and the Raging Rhinos will skip the first round and get an automatic pass to the semi finals. The first round match ups are as follows:
(3)Horsemen vs Bolts(6) Horsemen will look to use their depth while the Bolts may have to rely on their big guns to produce.
(4)Spartans vs Fat Cats(5) Both sides have the scoring punch up front. With that being said, it may come down to see who will win the goaltending battle between G.Sangiovanni and M.Chamoun.
Monday March 27
Jokers one step closer to clinching playoffs
The Jokers took a big step toward clinching a playoff spot on Monday night defeating the 23rd Hour with identical 4-0 scores. By the eight minute mark of the first period, the Jokers managed a 3-0 lead and made sure to protect it the rest of the way. K.Langlois helped preserve the cushion by stopping every shot he faced. The Jokers used four different goal scorers that saw C.Baccioglia collect the most points with two assists. The second contest had the same result but the circumstances were a little different. It wasn’t up until the second period where the Jokers got on board. And rather than getting balanced scoring, only two players found the back of the net out of the four that went in. Danny Caissie opened and closed the scoring to finish with three points while F.Maston riffled back to back tallies in only five minutes. For a second straight game, the 23rd Hour ran into the same problem trying to figure out K.Langlois. The net minder couldn’t have stepped it up at a better time during the season. With these two wins, the Jokers are almost guaranteed a playoff spot with two games remaining.
(4)Jokers vs 23rd Hour(0)
(0)23rd Hour vs Jokers(4)
Venom complete sweep of 1 Timer to maintain second place of division
After four meetings between the two sides, Venom banked more points by defeating the 1 Timer for the fourth straight time this season. Venom survived the 1 Timers best effort by keeping certain players in check. P-A Surprenant was limited to only one goal and an assist in both games which is something incredibly hard to do considering how often he scores. But for Venom, it wasn’t only about what their opponents were made of. The high octane squad got it done with many players that can hurt you on any given night. In this particular case, J.Courteau was that player as the rugged forward scored a total of three goals and an assist in both games. The 1 Timer had a strangle hold in the second encounter up 2-0 after one period but weren’t able to tighten the noose long enough. G.Lallis came through as the unlikely hero bagged the winner with only 29 seconds left on the clock. Both wins came without their big gun B.Deslauriers. With only four games left to go, it’s almost safe to say that Venom will finish either second or third place of the division depending what they do in their next games versus Les Yables.
(3)Venom vs 1 Timer(1)
(3)1 Timer vs Venom(4)
Les Yables hand Punishers first loss of the season
Les Yables knew it would be facing a tough challenge against the undefeated Punishers, but rose to the occasion at least on one to the two encounters between the two sides. The first game was business as usual for the Punishers who took the match with two late goals. C.Gingras posted his second that snapped a 1-1 tie with just under a minute remaining in the game. Then, T.Karvouriaris capped it off seconds later in an empty cage to help improve his club to their 14th win of the season. However, good things eventually do come to an end. Les Yables weren’t too happy with the way the game ended and it showed as they upped their gear by responding in a big way. The win came with an overall collective effort that saw five different players contribute in the scoring. Two of their goals came with the man advantage courtesy of M-A Gauthier and L.Verdun. Les Yables always played with the lead but the Punishers kept coming back to pull within one on a couple of occasions. Once again, C.Gingras was behind it all as the lanky forward notched two more tallies to finish his night with four points. The way both games ended, Les Yables know that they can compete with the Punishers if ever that path enables the two sides to meet in the final.
(3)Punishers vs Les Yables(1)
(5)Les Yables vs Punishers(4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Langlois of the Jokers. The goaltender posted back to back shutouts at a very crucial time during the season. The wins came against a team that they were chasing for that last playoff spot.
Sunday March 26
Butcher (7) VS Les Immigrant (5)
Les Immigrant continue to improve.
On a weekly basis, Les Immigrant are improving in a very difficult E-Sunday division. The Butchers got to see first hand that they shouldn’t take their opponents lightly. As Les Immigrants got their first lead of the season, it was not long lasted as their opponents fought right back into it, but Les Immigrants never gave up and continued their strong forecheck. The goals came in bunches and Les Immigrant will need to continue to learn and continue to improve as their last shot to make the playoffs comes next week.
Shockers (9) VS Red Nose (6)
A rude wakeup call for the first-place Red Nose team.
The Shockers came to prove they were all business tonight. From the initial ball drop to the final buzzer the Shockers did not remove their foot off the pedal. With the consistent amount of offence produced by the Shockers C. Debonis, T. Debonis, and T. Salberg created most the scoring chances as the three players notched seven goals. While on the other side C. Gingras continues his monstrous season by creating more havoc on the E-Sun division scoring four goals and two assists. His teammates will need to help the forward out to continue their dominance.
Butchers (6) VS Fatal Demons (5) S.O.
It’s not over until the final buzzer goes off.
With only an hour break the Butchers were right back at it trying to gain ground on the standings. As both teams exchanged goals during the first two periods say a wide open third period for either side to take control of the game. As the Fatal Demons built a comfortable two goal lead thanks in most part to M. Diaco, but the game was not over until the final buzzer as a last second shot by A. Jalilvand beat S. Sauk to send the game into overtime. T. Karasek gets credit for the game winning goal as the two-way center man scores a beautiful shootout marker.
Team Sportek (2) VS Fatal Demons (6)
Fatal Demons look forward to their second game to erase their memory of their last outing.
With only an hour break, the Fatal Demons needed to forget what happened to them just an hour ago, and look forward to an important three points in the standing. As the game started evenly as both sides scored two goals a piece. Once the third period started all bets were off as the Fatal Demons started their offensive dominance scoring 4 unanswered goals to secure the win. The Fatal Demons used a combination approach as six different players scored a goal for their club one more important than the next. With their season on the line next week Team Sportek will need to find a way to produce a full 45 minutes’ effort to win the game.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyler Debonis. His hat trick in the second period helped secure a very important three points in the standing and the possibility to jump a spot with a win in their season finale.
Friday March 24
HBHA Seniors (4) VS Devil Dawgz (5)
Devil Dawgz continue to hold HBHA Seniors number.
For the second time this season HBHA Seniors are on the opposite side of the winning battle, losing a second straight contest to the Devil Dawgz. The Devil Dawgz finished off the season exactly how they wanted defeating the first place team and to hold the momentum entering the playoffs. The game was pretty evenly matched for both sides as both sides notched 2 first period goals. As the captains on both sides tried to control and slow down the game, the goals continued to come in numbers, as K. Araujo netted his second of the night. The Devil Dawgz were pleased when B. Pereira scored in the third period to secure the win for his club. P. Karigiannis also helped his club scoring two of their goals for a losing effort. HBHA Seniors will need to figure out a way to win against the Devil Dawgz if they wish to win the division.
Stones (6) VS Hawks (2)
Two old rivals face off one last time before entering the playoffs
With the playoffs just around the corner, two old rivals faceoff in the final game of the regular season. These matchups are never dull as both clubs bring out the best. Unfortunately for the Hawks did not show up to play tonight as the Stones got an easy win and a bit of confidence entering the playoffs. T. Settino and P. Paikopoulos were never going to accept the loss tonight as both players picked up their team and carried them to victory picking up a total of eight point, notching a constant flow of offence for the entire game. Both teams are aware they have to play better next week if either expect to move into the next round.
With the regular season coming to an end, the matchups for the semis are:
HBHA Seniors (1) VS Stones (4)
Devil Dawgz (2) VS Hawks (2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes Kevin Araujo of the Devil Dawgz. The talented defenceman notched two goals in a very important game for his club to gain momentum entering the playoffs.
Thursday March 23
(4)Werewolves vs Deadlast(5) E1
Werewolves seem to be cursed as they drop another jaw breaker
It’s their ninth game of the season and the Werewolves felt the reoccurring sorrows of dropping another contest in a ridiculous fashion. This is the third time that they let it slip away with less than a minute remaining in a hockey game. The two previous times occurred both against the Bramabulls, who scored with 23 seconds left in the first encounter, and two seconds remaining in the second meeting to steal precious points. C.Chirola notched his third goal to pull within one for Deadlast. Then, C.Siconolfi tied the game right before T.Panagakos stunned his opponents with the final dagger. The good news is that the Werewolves are officially in a playoff spot despite the black cloud hovering over their heads.
(4)Bramabulls vs SBS Trashers(1) E1
Bramabulls cure last week’s woes with win over SBS Trashers
The Bramabulls found a way to overcome the embarrassment they felt after last week’s game against the P.E.Y.O. D.Verta and P.Charbonneau scored in the first period, G.Follano made close to 30 saves and the SBS Trashers will be watching-from the sidelines as their season came to end on Thursday night. J.Scalia provided the lone goal on a brilliant effort in front of the net putting the ball top corner-from his back hand. That goal cut the lead in half with half a game remaining. Unfortunately, the Bramabulls responded twice that included a beauty top corner-from their veteran defenseman R.Sciortino. The SBS Trashers couldn’t get any sort of momentum going because of their frequent visit to the penalty box.
(2)P.E.Y.O vs Deadlast(9) E1
Deadlast whip rival P.E.Y.O to sweep double header night
Deadlast finished their regular season in style on Thursday night. They scored nine times against a team that they are very familiar with. The hype proved to be overrated as only one team showed up to play. K.Kakivelis was one part of the problem as the forward bagged four goals. His brother A.Kakivelis added to the misery by netting a pair while C.Chirola got his name in there by accumulating four points. It didn’t matter that Deadlast played only an hour earlier. As a matter of fact, they probably wouldn’t have been this dominant if they played only one game. It’s scary to think that they can be that good despite playing two hard games in a short period of time.
(5)UHC vs Street Ballers(6) E2
A.Jalbert went goal crazy in tight win over UHC
A.Jalbert scored a staggering five goals to help the Street Ballers top the UHC by a close margin. The Street Ballers forward went absolute goal crazy by the second period where he nodded three in a row for a natural hat trick. Two of those tallies came with the man advantage. The UHC didn’t know what hit them and had to endure seeing the same player haunting them over and over. After netting his fifth, the Street Ballers had someone else other than their goal scoring machine to provide the clincher. S.Archambault put the icing on the cake with the winner by the nine minute mark of the final frame. By then, the Street Ballers led 6-3 and held on barely after surrendering two straight tallies.
(5)Underdogs vs Mohicans(4)E2 S.O
Underdogs rally to take 5-4 decision versus Mohicans
Despite a great start to the game, the Mohicans had to settle for one point in their shootout loss to the Underdogs. The score was 3-0 with goals-from Y.Sigouin, B.Allard and K.Arsenault after only twelve minutes of play. Whatever was said in the intermission must have had an effect as the Underdogs turned the table around in the second. M-A Haber scored on the power play followed with two quick goals by R.Abdulahad and J.Bouhaidar. The match slowed down at that point with each side trading one third period goal. After a scoreless overtime period, the Underdogs got their way in the shootout. M-A Haber buried his second as the only player to score in the breakaways. P.Malkoun stoned all three players his way and the Underdogs managed to avoid a very dangerous do or die match for finishing in third place. Instead, the Mohicans will have to play an extra round before hitting the semi finals.
(2)Eagles vs French Connection(8) E2
J.Noonan powers high octane offence for French Connection
The true centre of attention in this game was the outstanding performance by J.Noonan. The number 88 scored three times while setting up a goal. In addition to his onslaught of points, J.Farrese joined him with the same point’s production. The French Connection just finished their regular season with a high total of 59 goals in only ten games. That’s eight more than the first place UHC. The problem is that apart-from the Eagles, the French Connections do give up the most compared to everyone else. Time will tell to see if offence will prevail over a shaky defense. It’s a style of game that the French Connection love to play and that has given them success in the past.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alexis Jalbert of the Steet Ballers. The forward went a scoring frenzy bagging five straight goals for his club in a 6-5 win over the UHC.
The E2 Thursday division came to an end. In a division of six teams, the top five will advance to the playoffs. The top three seeds have an automatic pass to the semi finals. The first round will feature a do or die match between the fourth spot and the fifth spot.
(4)Mohicans vs Street Ballers(5) The Street Ballers are bigger, have more experience and may have the hottest player right now in A.Jalbert. It’s up to the Mohicans to formulate the right game plan in order to address certain areas.
Thursday March 23
(6)Legacy vs River Rats(4)
Six different goal scorers help Legacy top River Rats
Legacy are finding different ways to get the job done. This time the offense was shared between six different goal scorers. One of them being an established sniper E.Girouard,who riffled a power play goal that snapped a 1-1 tie. Legacy went on to build a 4-1 third period lead which seemed more than enough considering the way they were playing .But the River Rats weren’t done just yet. In the span of only six minutes, things went from bad to worse for Legacy who saw their big lead disappear. However, that momentum ended up hitting a wall as M.Champagne found a way to end the spell. T.Bozinakis had provided two helpers before launching the ball-from his own end into an empty net. They may be six points away-from first place shared by two teams, but Legacy aren’t too concerned as they know that they belong in that mix with the Icons and the River Rats.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Champagne of Legacy. After giving up three straight goals, M.Champagne put Legacy back in front with only 45 seconds left in the game.
Wednesday March 22
(2)Trappers vs Dragons(3)
Dragons getting hot at right time
It took until the 11:40 minute mark of the third period before the Dragons pulled in front. The win gave the Dragons a temporary position for a playoff spot still having to wait and see what the Underdogs would do in their game with the Armadillos. For now, they celebrated and kept their fingers crossed. J.Bolanakis and G.Cardillo were dynamic in this contest as both players combined for four big points. Bolanakis evened the score late in the second period and provided the Dragons first lead with just over four minutes remaining in the game. The Trappers had the better start getting two goals by the eight minute mark courtesy of S.Richer and P.Samuel. From-there, the Dragons tightened up and chipped away a bit at a time to eventually overcome the deficit. The match couldn’t have been won without the brilliant performance set forth by S.Morante. After giving up two goals, the net minder was lights out enabling his club to capture three huge points.
(0)Underdogs vs Armadillos(1)
Offense dries up in biggest game of season for Underdogs
The Underdogs knew what was at stake after witnessing the Dragons rally against the Trappers only moments ago. That result forced them to play the game of their season, and despite putting up a good effort, the goal scoring just wasn’t there. Neither side got on board for well over two periods. But eventually something had to give and that was the lone tally by the Armadillos quarter back on defense. G.Bouchard cracked the barrier with five minutes left in the game. Despite the time left on the clock, the Underdogs knew it would have been hard for an equalizer, especially after going dry till that point. Add to that, A.Mancini was solid in net and felt that nothing was getting by him. It came in an unfortunate situation but the Underdogs won’t be entering the playoffs due to this result. Who would have thought that the Dragons would defeat the Punishers, Armadillos and the Trappers in their last three games of the season to squeeze in by only one point.
(7)Punishers vs Fat Roy(5)
Fat Roy surrender three late goals in loss
The Punishers scored three straight goals as of the 12:20 minute mark of the final frame to defeat Fat Roy on Wednesday night. P.Karvouriaris was behind the madness as the skilled forward scored twice during that span to bury his hat trick. This isn’t the first time the Punishers squeeze out a win by the end of a game. The Underdogs went through the same fate only a week ago. Both sides played to an even 3-3 first period and a scoreless second frame before the Punishers turned the tables by the third. It came in a loss but N.Gikas continues to score as the spark plug notched all three first period tallies. This result comes as a fourth straight loss for Fat Roy, not the right time to slump with the playoffs starting in a few days.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes John Bolanakis of the Dragons. The clever veteran may have saved his clubs season by providing two huge goals in a 3-2 win versus the Trappers.
The D Wednesday regular season came to an end. The top five teams will advance with the top three seeds getting an automatic pass to the semi finals. The first round match up will have the fourth place play the fifth place spot to see who gets the first place Punishers.
Sudden death game:
(4)Fat Roy vs Dragons(5) If someone judges by momentum, than the Dragons may be the favorite. The Dragons won three straight games to get in while Fat Roy suffered four straight losses. However, if that means nothing than Fat Roy will have a good chance with the speed they have up front.
Wednesday March 22
(5)Les Raymonds vs Reapers(7)
A.Simon’s four goal game rallies Reapers past Raymonds
Andrew Simon had a big night at the right time for the Reapers. Entering the contest, the Reapers suffered four straight losses and wanted nothing more than to end their slide with the season coming to a close. And while they did mange the win, this was far from-convincing. The Reapers ignited five third period goals after being down 4-2. A.Simon was the catalyst behind the comeback as the forward had an incredible night posting four goals to end an ugly slump. He didn’t score but P-J Gauthier had a major role as well by setting up five markers. The Reapers are now hoping they can build on this with the playoffs starting next week. As for Les Raymonds, two good periods just didn’t cut it on this night.
(4)HC Inter vs Black Venom(7)
Black Venom rides four second-period goals in 7-4 triumph over HC Inter
Black Venom scored four times in the second period as they defeated a club in need of points. The four-goal outburst gave the division leaders a 6-2 lead after two periods, and they cruised-from there on to their seventh win in only nine games. J.Courteau got the ball rolling scoring twice in the first period only a minute apart. Then, K.Araujo matched his line-mate by also netting a pair in about the same amount of time. Oddly enough, B.Deslauriers didn’t score but did set up three goals that included a feed on J.Courteau’s late hat trick. While the Black Venom are sitting fine where they are, the same can’t be said for the HC Inter. The good news is that they hold the cards on getting in by just needing one single point against the Raging Rhinos.
(10)Gladiateurs vs RBK Knights(0)
RBK Knights had nothing going in must win game
In a night that the RBK Knights faced their most crucial game of the season, Les Gladiateurs absolutely shellacked them. Granted, Les Gladiateurs are a high quality scoring team, but to this point is simply unacceptable for a side that needed this game to get in. Instead, the RBK Knights will be looking-from the side lines and wonder what happened. The match was close for about a period. Then, the machine opened up for Les Gladiateurs as they completely overwhelmed their opponents. R.Vena tallied four times and W.Goyer faced barely 15 shots to record a shutout. Les Gladiateurs have an average 5-5 regular season record but do lead the F3 division with 56 goals for.
(9)Latin Blue vs Primetime(4)
D.Ugaldez nets three of four power play goals by Latin Blue
Every time Primetime visited the penalty box, Latin Blue made them pay. But it wasn’t only the five man unit working as Latin Blue bullied Primetime with five even strength goals as well. D.Ugaldez and J-D Barrios did something rare on Wednesday night and that is both players scored in every period to record a hat trick. At no point was Primetime into this game. Latin Blue used two first period power play goals before pulling away by the second period. G.Cerroni participated in the scoring bagging a pair and S.Monnet got a lone tally as only four players scored out of the nine that went in for Latin Blue.
(2)Fat Cats vs Raging Rhinos(5)
Third period collapse in only three minutes has Fat Cats fall short
G.Vouloumanos, M-A Piche and F.Remon scored three third period goals in only three minutes to top the Fat Cats on Wednesday night. The winner came off the blade of G.Vouloumanos by the nine minute mark of the final frame. That was one of two power play goals by the Raging Rhinos, who presently sit alone in third place of the F2 division. The Fat Cats led twice and only fell behind with less than four minutes remaining in the game. E.Panzera and P.Nadeau scored in the loss. With only one regular season game left, the Fat Cats will try and finish strong as they’ll face the Spartans for a fourth place battle.
(5)Bolts vs Horsemen(6) O.T
Bolts lose out in great opportunity, need to keep fingers crossed
The Bolts may have breathe easier if they pulled through in tonight’s game but will need to wait and see what will happen next week if they get in or not. For now, they’ll have to put up with enduring a heartbreaking loss to the hands of the Horsemen. M.Arkalis celebrated a huge late goal for the Bolts to send the game in overtime. In hopes of building on that, the Horsemen immediately responded when G.Panagiotopoulos ended the game only two minutes in. The unlikely hero got a pass-from T.Karasek who scored earlier in the match. Both teams scored twice with the man advantage. The Horsemen used six different goal scores to get there while the Bolts had S.Giroux score twice. In order for the Bolts to get in, the Raging Rhinos will need to beat the HC Inter in regulation time or in overtime. If the HC Inter enter the shootout or win cleanly, then the Bolts season is done.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andrew Simon of the Reapers. The Reapers forward bailed his club out of a four game slump by providing four goals in a 7-5 comeback win over Les Raymonds.
The F3 regular season came to an end. In a division of eight teams, the top seven will advance with the first place seed getting an automatic semi final spot. The match ups are as follows:
First round bye: Hellfish
(2)United Arms vs Les Raymonds(7) United Arms are deeper overall, Les Raymonds will need their supporting cast to match up to have a chance
(3)Latin Blue vs Primetime(6) The seeds don’t mean much in this contest, however, Primetime will have to make it a point to keep pace against a resilient hockey team
(4)Reapers vs Gladiateurs(5) Reapers have no choice to slow down the oppositions offense. And although the Reapers can score, playing run and gun with Les Gladiateurs isn’t the best strategy
Tuesday March 21
(1)Communists vs Capitals(1) S.O
Capitals earn 1-1 tie on late goal by C.Valois
J.Vrettis had his shutout bid snapped with less than a minute as the Capitals scored late to earn a 1-1 tie with the Communists.Vrettis made 33 saves before C.Valois scored to force the extra time. The Communists got their lone goal late in the first period when their captain J.Admou received a feed-from T-J Ward. It was a night that both goaltenders gave their clubs excellent chances to take it. J.Richer faced about the same amount of shots as his counterpart. After a scoreless overtime period, neither side were able to solve the goaltenders by the shootout. This result has both these teams share first place in a three way tie with the Smooth Sailors.
(4)Legacy vs Bramabulls(6)
Bramabulls use miracle finish to remain on life support
It was a game that the Bramabulls had a definite playoff dance feel to it.It’s quite simple, win and keep hoping for uncontrollable forces to pull through .For now, they bypassed step one of their massive hill to remain in a playoff run. What made tonight’s game special was the way they won it. The Bramabulls used two very late goals along with an empty net marker to rally past a team that would have secured a playoff spot. Despite the loss, Legacy still holds the cards in their hands with two games remaining. All they need is a win or a Bramabulls loss and the spot is solidified. S.Sacco scored twice in the second period and J.Velenosi tied it right before P.DiGiacomo cracked the tie seconds later.
(6)Smooth Sailors vs Capitals(2)
Smooth Sailors third period eruption overwhelm tired legs
Once the mid way point of the third period hit, the Capitals were done. The Smooth Sailors erupted with four straight tallies that included three goals in only two and a half minutes. J.Morina already had a goal before snapping the 2-2 tie. Morina wasn’t done just yet as the clever forward added his third goal to finish with five points. J.Palmitano used his explosive speed to add a pair while A.Grieco was sharp in net stopping 22 of 24 shots. The Capitals, despite collecting only one point in two games, played well enough except for the last seven minutes of the night.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes Phil DiGiacomo of the Bramabulls. Timing is everything and P.DiGiacomo came through at the right time to help save the Bramabulls season. The forward snapped a late 4-4 tie to finish his night with two goals and two assists.
Monday March 20
Well oiled Venom cruises past Jokers twice
Venom did what they do best on Monday night and that is to score of plenty of goals. The Jokers held in there for about a period but weren’t a match by the second where the flood gates opened. It was a game that saw seven different players score. K.Araujo led the charge setting up three teammates while netting his clubs fifth goal to put the game out of reach. F.Maston beat R.Ranieri with one of thirteen shots attempted towards the net minder for the Jokers. In hopes of bouncing back in the second encounter, the Jokers had a similar fate. They did score more but were forced playing from-behind. J.Courteau netted half of his clubs tally to finish with a hat trick. In both games, Venom got stronger as of the second periods where they buried a total of nine tallies. The regular season is starting to wind down for the Jokers, who temporarily are out of a playoff spot. However, that being said, they have a great opportunity to get in as they play the 23rd Hour for that last playoff spot.
(7)Venom vs Jokers(1)
(3)Jokers vs Venom(6)
Les Yables finish strong to salvage three points
For a whole entire game along with the first period of the second encounter, Team X looked like they could do no wrong. The yellow shirts played a near perfect three periods before falling apart. Les Yables responded with five unanswered goals to pull the rug-from under their opponent’s feet. It took a collective team effort that saw five different players get to P.Assadi. Prior to the meltdown, Team X took the opening contest 3-1 and led 2-0 in the second game with goals by B.Pereira and J.Pantelis. It seems to be a reoccurring theme for the older side that has the energy early on but can’t seem to keep up by the end. D.Marcotte was the only player to score goals in both games for Les Yables, who look to be in very fine form when all their players show up.
(1)Les Yables vs Team X(3)
(2)Team X vs Les Yables(5)
1 Timer ride special teams in opening game, escape night with six points
With the help of two power play goals and a game shifting shorthanded marker, the 1 Timer edged out Carnage in the opening game. That match was deadlocked at three goals apiece when S.Koch pulled through with the heartbreaker in the disadvantage. Carnage missed out taking the lead with just over four minutes, instead had to endure a crushing defeat. That was S.Koch’s second of the game as part of two power play goals by the 1 Timer. Unable to put it behind them, Carnage didn’t have the pace in the second contest. The 1 Timer took advantage of a deflated side with four unanswered goals. P-A Surprenant wasn’t going to go quiet as the sniper posted two goals and a helper to cap off a six point night. S.Koch collected two wins in net after facing 31 shots.
(4)1 Timer vs Carnage(3)
(1)Carnage vs 1 Timer(4)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sylvestre Koch of the 1 Timer. At a time of need, the defenseman collected three straight points that included the equalizer and the go ahead marker in a shorthanded situation to take the first game versus Carnage.
Monday March 20 (B Finals Game 1)
(3)Ultimate Hockey vs United Armenians(2) O.T
The Ultimate Hockey are now only one game away-from the title after beating the United Armenians 3-2 in overtime of the B finals. The game ended when P.Plaisir collected his second point early in the sudden death frame. Prior to the goal, the Ultimate Hockey were glad to see A.Paul carry much of the offense. The forward scored twice with the help of Rubens Morne, who fed him two perfect passes. As frustrating as this loss may be for the United Armenians, one thing’s for sure is that they played lights out only to lose in coin toss situation. The good news is that they know they have a shot at it despite being down in the series. G.Missakian will keep his guys primed and focus as they prepare for another huge battle making sure their opponent doesn’t take it that easily.
(1)Team Haiti vs HBHA(2)
Unexpected goaltender steals the show as HBHA beat Team Haiti
After nearly forfeiting the game due to a missing goaltender, the HBHA may have discovered something special on Monday night .From-start to finish, K.Kakivelis’s homecoming game as a net minder was one to remember. Team Haiti peppered Kakivelis several times only to keep getting denied. The only player to solve him was P.Plaisir, who cut the lead in half for Team Haiti. Despite having way more than enough time for an equalizer, K.Kakivelis proved a major point that he was up for the task going flawless the rest of the way. The HBHA Seniors scored twice in the first period with goals by A.Bitsakis and P.Lapointe. From-there, Kakivelis remained a rock stoning player after player to earn the win in net.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paul Plaisir of the Ultimate Hockey. If there was anyone that would have come through, P.Plaisir would be that player. The highly skilled forward sealed game one of the B final by providing the overtime winner.
Sunday March 19
(6)Fatal Demons vs Team Sportek(2)
Fatal Demons score six unanswered goals to sink Team Sportek
The Fatal Demons scored six unanswered goals to cruise past Team Sportek on Sunday night. V.Ouellet and A.Gauthier-Wells each scored to put Team Sportek up 2-0 after eight minutes of play. However, the Fatal Demons would get two goals back before the frame. S.Koulieris opened the scoring and snapped a 2-2 tie by the twelve minute mark of the second period. Once the Fatal Demons took the lead, there was no turning back. G.DeMarinis and V.Mancini capped it off with a pair of insurance markers. Considering their record, Team Sportek put a good challenge making it very difficult for the Fatal Demons, who had to work hard for the result. S.Sauk had a shaky start but bounced back stopping 22 of 24 shots.
(5)Hit List vs Red Nose(9)
Red hot Red Nose celebrates another win to remain perfect
Things couldn’t be going much better for Red Nose. Its eight games in and no one has yet to end the perfect streak as they strengthened their record to 8-0.The major reason why they separate themselves from-everyone else is their ability to score goals. Tonight, they racked nine more to reach 72 in only eight games. That’s eighteen more than two clubs tied with 54.And it’s like it’s always the same players getting the job done offensively. In tonight’s case, S.Aubertin led the charge posting a hat trick while Y.Leroux scored twice. He normally finds the back of the net but M.Latreille was setting up goals instead that resulted in four helpers. The Hit List like to play a similar style of hockey as they also have plenty of scoring power up front. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to keep up in the end. D.Corbeil and his captain S.Trudel did most of the scoring netting two goals apiece.
(3)Butchers vs Shockers(5)
T.Salberg scores hat trick in penalty filled game
Shockers forward T.Salberg scored a hat trick against the Butchers in a game that featured lots of rough stuff. An abundance of penalty minutes were assessed and Salberg completed his hat trick in an empty cage. The Shockers may have won this contest due to two power play goals where the Butchers were unable to capitalize on their five man unit. Despite Salberg netting a hat trick in a five goals Shockers night, the two power play markers came off the blades of T.Debonis and J.Blunt. The Butchers got their tallies-from D.Ruiz, T.Karasek and S.Agostino.
(5)Brew Crew vs Les Immigrant(2)
D.Verta excels once more with two goals and helper
It looks like D.Verta won’t be taking a night off for the Brew Crew. The crafty forward seems to always be involved and tonight wasn’t any different as his two goals helped the Brew Crew improve to a 7-1 record only to trail the Red Nose by two points. Verta notched his second on the power play while setting up J.DeSantis for a 5-1 lead. Les Immigrant have struggled to score all season but managed to put in a pair against a team that doesn’t concede too many. B.Freitas-Pereira had a multi point night in the loss that included a goal and a helper on A.Henri’s marker. Les Immigrant don’t have a win yet but still a good chance of getting into a playoff spot. In order to do so, they will need to defeat Team Sportek in the last game of the regular season assuming both teams do the same thing in next week’s contest.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Troy Salberg of the Shockers. Out of his clubs four goals, T.Salberg had another solid performance bagging a hat trick and a helper.
Thursday March 16
(8)P.E.Y.O vs Bramabulls(1) E1
Bramabulls rattled in Thursday night massacre
It was good while it lasted for the Bramabulls .Once the second portion of the match hit, it was all downhill from-there on. The destruction started off when C.Gingras snapped a 1-1 tie. Then, Y.Gazura and the very same Gingras notched their second of the game before the second period to carry a 4-1 lead. The Bramabulls had their chances but kept falling into a deeper hole unable to solve S.Brown. That momentum just fueled the P.E.Y.O to continue their onslaught by the third. Four different players added tallies that involved many cross court plays and one timers. One thing for sure is that the P.E.Y.O have plenty of fire power up front and is why they lead the division with 53 goals in eight games.
(6)Deadlast vs Werewolves(3) E1
Four second period goals too much for Werewolves
Four second period goals spelled disaster for the Werewolves in their matchup up versus the top seed. After exciting back and forth action in the first period, the turning point occurred by the second frame. Deadlast elevated their game posting four unanswered goals, two-from the hot hands of N.Gikas. That sequence was more than enough for a side that seems to be doing no wrong eight games in. With only one loss to their record, Deadlast are really feeling it this season setting the bar to be nothing other than a title.
(7)UHC vs Eagles(1) E2
J.Pantelis records hat trick, UHC clinch first place of E2 division
Forward J.Pantelis registered a hat trick to lead the UHC to a convincing 7-1 victory over the Eagles on Thursday night. It was a contest between two teams sailing in opposite directions. The Eagles understood the importance and the implications in the standings but what is one to do versus a club that’s been consistent all year. The UHC scored three first period goals, two of which came by J.Pantelis while netting a pair of second and third period tallies. The only bright spot for the Eagles came when C.Gagnon-Ethier solved J-F Aumais for a rare time.
(6)Underdogs vs Street Ballers(4) E2
Underdogs break out for four third-period goals, beat Street Ballers 6-4
The Underdogs scored three goals in a span of 2:34 and rode the third period flurry to a satisfying victory. M-A Haber showed his speed once more as the forward flew by a few players to collect a pair of tallies. The method of using three lines keeps creating problems for any opposition. The Street Ballers barely had time to breathe with the constant fore-check being applied. M.Mogianesi did manage to bury a pair in the loss with two quick goals. The result has the Underdogs tied in wins with two other teams but have the extra point for second place. As for the Street Ballers, it’s safe to say that barring an extreme circumstance that they will be participating in the playoffs at the expense of the Eagles.
(4)French Connection vs Mohicans(6) E2
Mohicans four first period unanswered goals barely hold up
The French Connection woke up only to late in their effort to crawl back into the game. By then, the Mohicans took off bagging four first period goals that saw R.Cagliesi collect a pair in a very short span. The Mohicans didn’t help their cause by taking some penalties. It was by then that the French Connection smelled blood and finally got on board. P.Hargreaves and J-F Belanger each scored with the man advantage and all of a sudden this game wasn’t done just yet. To make matters worse, J.Farrese pulled his club within one and the French Connection felt something brewing with so much time left on the clock. Unfortunately, as great as that sequence was, the Mohicans were able to put on the brakes by responding in a big way. S.Brabe and B.Allard each scored moments later only 32 seconds apart to secure the victory.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jimmy Pantelis of the UHC. J.Pantelis was the only player to net a hat trick on Thursday night. His four points helped his club improve to a 7-2 record maintaining first place of the E2 division.
Thursday March 16
(6)Legacy vs Northstars(4)
J.Rochon’s second snaps third period tie
J.Rochon scored the tie breaking goal with six minutes left in the third to give Legacy a jump start to their double header night. The Northstars put up a real challenge and showed that they won’t be a push over team when the playoffs begin. P.Grenier scored two second period goals for the Northstars that leveled the game at four goals apiece to enter the final frame. Already with a power play marker, J.Rochon wasn’t done yet adding another big tally for his club. M.Champagne also notched a pair by sealing it in an empty cage. Both goaltenders faced about 30 shots each with the win going to M.Dagenais.
(5)Legacy vs Icons(3)
Legacy celebrate twice, getting hot at right time
While the focus is primarily on the River Rats and the Icons this season, Legacy proved a point in their 5-3 win over the Icons. After playing only an hour earlier, Legacy showed no signs of fatigue as they managed to collect six clean points. Most of their offence came in the second period within a 4:30 minute span. E.Girouard, M.Champgane and T.Bozinakis were the once who got to C.Stavriadis, who rarely struggles. D.Bertrand, after receiving a pass-from G.Pisanelli and T.Bozinakis was able to put the final dagger with a huge power play goal. For a second straight game, M.Dagenais stood tall collecting wins after facing over 50 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Dagenais of Legacy. With the tough task of playing two hard games, the Legacy goaltender was up for it by collecting two wins after facing over 50 shots.
Wednesday March 15
(2)Punishers vs Dragons(3)
Dragons shock Punishers to collect rare win
The Dragons condemned the Punishers to just their third loss prevailing to a 3-2 win on Wednesday night. The win couldn’t have come at a better time for the Dragons, who are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. And although the hill is still very high to climb this kind of result won’t hurt especially against a team like the Punishers. The Dragons fought from-behind on two occasions before getting it right by the third period. It was by then that A.Zarzour gave the Dragons their first lead of the game. The Punishers still had more than enough time for the equalizer but struggled to solve S.Morante. The veteran net minder kept it cool and remained sharp to earn an important win in net.
(5)Trappers vs Armadillos(4) O.T
S.Richer celebrates twice in a big way
Down 4-2 and with just over five minutes left in the game, the Trappers decided they weren’t going anywhere. The comeback came with the help of two power play goals to help send the game into overtime. The Armadillos were only a second-from capturing their fifth win of the season, instead they had to deal with the sorrow of letting this one slip away. The equalizer came off the blade of S.Richer, who not only tied it but won it for the Trappers later in overtime. S.Richer helped set up B.Lalumiere also on the power play to cut the deficit to 4-3 before storming with two incredible goals. The win puts the Trappers just a point ahead of the Armadillos who are now tied with the Punishers for first place with 15 points.
(3)Fat Roy vs Underdogs(5)
Three straight goals leads surging Underdogs to 5-3 win over Fat Roy
J.Eid scored twice including the game winner and M-A Haber also had two goals to lead the Underdogs to a huge 5-3 win over Fat Roy. The match was at a standstill for a while with the score tied at two. Then, M-A Haber snapped the dreaded tie only seconds before J.Eid doubled the lead. At that point, the Underdogs were in control and paced their way to a well earned win. Fat Roy just dropped their second straight game and the schedule won’t be getting any easier with the Trappers and Punishers ahead of them.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Julio Eid of the Underdogs. The forward collected three points that included two big goals in their 5-3 win over Fat Roy.
Saturday March 18
(5)Dragons vs Armadillos(2)
Dragons survive another day with three third period goals
A dynamic third period involving three unanswered goals has the Dragons stay in contention for a playoff spot. The Dragons stormed out of the gate getting an even strength goal by G.Cardillo, a power play tally by J-M Byron and finally a shorthanded marker courtesy of J.Bolanakis to seal what was a must win. The Armadillos knew it wasn’t going to be easy with only three changes. They did manage the better start winning the opening frame 2-1.The turning point may have occurred when D.Gagnon used a hard blistering slap shot-from the neutral zone to beat A.Mancini. That tally made the score 2-2 late in the second period where the Dragons only grew stronger.
(3)Underdogs vs Punishers(4)
Lack of disciple proves costly for the Underdogs
When looking at the fire power the Punishers had to their lineup, the Underdogs beat themselves in this Saturday contest. If not for two unnecessary penalties, the Underdogs would have most likely collected the three points and secure a playoff spot. Instead, they will need to wait a few for days to make it official. The good news is that if they play the way they did today, than the odds are good for getting in. The Punishers won this game with two late power play goals by N.Gilbert and C.Gingras. Those tallies came shortly after the Underdogs snapped a 2-2 tie in a shorthanded situation on a goal by J.Sakr.
(3)Fat Roy vs Trappers(6)
Trappers came prepared, Fat Roy runs out of gas
After eying a very short bench, the Trappers used their speed and intensity to eventually wear down their opponent. D.Castonguay made the score 3-1 with a sweet patient move to beat J.Sanoudakis. That was Castonguay’s first of three on the day with the other two coming in the third period. Fat Roy did have some really good scoring chances but kept getting denied by J.Richer, who was spectacular making brilliant saves. Unless the Trappers find a way to profit a point in the last week of the regular season, than they will settle for second place of the division and a first round match up versus the Armadillos or Fat Roy.
Wednesday March 15
(4)Spartans vs Black Venom(14)
Black Venom unleash offensive onslaught
Goals for the Black Venom came fast and furious on Wednesday night. In every period, the Black Venom salted away the victory with a flurry of goals getting at least four to five in every frame. M.Gagnon went on a rampage posting four in a row while N.Gilbert fell next in line bagging a hat trick. It took barely seven minutes into the game for the Spartans to realise they almost certainly had no chance. The Black Venom scored two late first period goals to make the score 5-1, and only expanded their huge lead as the game went on. A.Jalilvand and B.Deslauriers shared two goals each. As for the Spartans, A.Franceschini and T.Oliveira took care of the offense netting a pair apiece.
(6)United Arms vs Reapers(5)
H.Jerjian nets huge shorty as part of hat trick for Arms
The Reapers led by three goals on three occasions and still couldn’t fend off the United Arms who made a remarkable comeback. With no quit to their game, H.Jerjian was behind the madness as the United Arms forward was clearly on a mission to help his side get back on track. Jerjian scored twice in the second period and once in the third to complete his hat trick. The Reapers can only look back and wonder how they let this one go. After jump starting the night with two power play goals by A.Simon, the Reapers may have lost this match by giving up the game winner on their very own five man unit. It was by then that H.Jerjian struck in a shorthanded situation that completed the comeback and the hat trick.
(7)Les Raymonds vs RBK Knights(8) O.T
A.Jalilvand’s OT winner keeps door open for RBK Knights
The RBK Knights will live another day after this must win against the team they are chasing for the last playoff spot. The win was heavily relied on everyone pulling their weight in order to capture the two points. What made this even more special for the RBK Knights was that they had to overcome a 3-0 deficit in order to get the result. F.Bchara and A.Papazian collected two goals each, and after setting up three straight markers, A.Jalilvand bailed his club out by notching the season saver. With the win, the RBK Knights pulled themselves within two points of Les Raymonds, who each have one game left to go in the regular season.
(0)Bolts vs Fat Cats(9)
Fats Cats bully Bolts in 9-0 drubbing
S.Hrivnak sparked his side with an impressive four goals and the Fat Cats took control-from the outset en route to a 9-0 onslaught over the Bolts. G.Sangiovanni turned aside 15 shots to help his club collect only their third win in eight games. This contest had lots of significance for both sides in their attempt to avoid last place. The win gets the Fat Cats out of the cellar position at least for now as they are battling a few teams in their quest for a playoff spot. P.Nadeau had a three point night that included two goals and J.Scalia, E.Panzera along with L.Folini were very productive as all three players combined for thirteen points.
(2)Primetime vs Gladiateurs(12)
J.Vena nets four, Les Gladiateurs use five power play goals to beat Primetime
The Gladiateur caught Primetime’s penalty-killing unit on an off night. And while the special teams weren’t working, that was just one of many problems for the losing side. Primetime couldn’t contain three particular players that did most of the damage. First, J.Vena led all players with four goals while M.Turgeon and M.Gelinas weren’t far behind each posting hat tricks. The game took barely fifteen minutes for Les Gladiateurs to bury seven goals. At that point, Primetime just hung in there hoping the game would end sooner than later.
(8)Hellfish vs Latin Blue(2)
Hellfish snap Latin Blue five game winning streak
As good as things have been going lately for Latin Blue so far, they weren’t able to figure out the Hellfish on this night. The Hellfish snapped Latin Blue’s five game winning streak to share top seed of the division with the United Arms. Led by one of their go to guys, N.Bourgeois scored in every frame to record a hat trick. The Hellfish wasted no time getting in front boasting to a 3-0 first period lead. M.Revolorio and M.Chartrand each scored on the power play and B.Verducci was solid enough stopping 21 of 23 shots. With only two losses, the Hellfish have the most goals for and least goals against heading into the post season.
,(4)Horsemen vs HC Inter(5)
M-O Galarneau keeps HC Inter in the hunt with four goals and a helper
M-O Galarneau scored for times while adding an assist in a stunning solo performance for the HC Inter. It’s almost safe to say that without him, the HC Inter would have needed a miracle to capture a playoff spot. Instead, the fate lies in their own hands with two games left to go only to trail the Bolts by one point, who have only one game remaining. The HC Inter came through by the third period where they used two unanswered goals to overcome a slight deficit. M.Dalpe received a perfect pass by Galarneau to tie the game, and then returned the favour to his line mate minutes later for the game winner that came on the power play.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Austin Jalilvand of the RBK Knights. In what came as a must win, the forward stepped it up setting up three straight markers before netting the sudden death winner.
Monday March 13
Seven-goal D.Pelletier leaves Jokers spellbound
D.Pelletier scored seven goals in two games in one of the most dominant displays so far this season for Les Yables. D.Pelletier took over the show as of the second period of the first game where he did all of the damage for his club with four markers. Les Yables battled back after trailing 2-1 en route to their 5-2 win. The Jokers got a strong start to the night by their captain M.Timeo, who notched two goals and an assist. The second game had a different start with Les Yables continuing fromm where they left off. At this point, the Jokers still couldn’t figure out how to slow down D.Pelletier. The forward collected three points by the first period that killed the Jokers off. D.Marcotte was also heavily involved scoring twice while setting up Pelletier on two occasions. The Jokers attempted 33 shots in both games getting only one tally in the second courtesy of J.Blouin.
(3)Jokers vs Les Yables(5)
(6)Les Yables vs Jokers(1)
1 Timer come close but fall short twice
Both clubs were expecting tight games on Monday night. R.Ranieri and F.Koch knew they would have a big impact on whatever happened. Only one team came out on top though, with Venom taking both games by a very close margin. The first encounter had both net minders take charge. The match ended in favor of Venom taking it 2-1 in the shootout. R.Ranieri won that battle by denying all three shooters over his counterpart F.Koch, who couldn’t stop B.Deslauriers. The second contest all though was close, saw more goals go in. Venom jumped to a 3-1 first period lead forcing the 1 Timer to battle back. And while the comeback was in effect, the 1 Timer couldn’t force the extra time. For a second straight game, B.Deslauriers made the difference. This time, the power forward scored the opening goal, provided an assist, and capped it off in fashion with the game winning tally. A.Jalilvand was part of the win as well collecting points in all four goals.
(1)1 Timer vs Venom(2) S.O
(4)Venom vs 1 Timer(3)
B.Madonis 28 saves helps Carnage collect big points
Carnage goalie B.Madonis was hard to beat on Monday night. After collecting a shutout in the opening game, the Carnage net minder had a slight hiccup early in the second contest but that didn’t prevent his team-from bouncing back. Out of their nine goals, M.Pace posted three of them while setting up three different teammates. Carnage only erupted as of the second period of the first game where they trounced the 23rd Hour with four unanswered goals. Unable to get much of anything going, the 23rd Hour did end their dry spell by the second contest. Captain P.Salvo and G.Perreault finally cracked B.Madonis in less than a minute giving their club a 2-0 lead. However, it took only seconds after that for Carnage and M.Pace to get back to work. Pace notched back to back goals in just over two minutes before setting up the go ahead marker by S.Giannoulakis. Once Carnage grabbed their lead, the 23rd Hour fell back in their scoring drought unable to solve B.Madonis.
(4)Carnage vs 23rd Hour(0)
(2)23rd Hour vs Carnage(5)
Good for one game but not enough for two
More and more as the season progresses, there didn’t seem to be any indication that the Punishers would lose a game. And although they have yet to drop one so far, Team X came that close to ending the streak. They did however remove points by settling for a 3-3 draw in the opening contest. Team X led 2-0 with both goals by F.Remon before C.Gingras came to haunt his opponents. The lanky forward scored twice in only a minute to force the eventual extra time. From-there, nothing really got settled as both net minders stopped two out of the three shooters. In order to have a chance, Team X knew they needed another solid start to the second game. Unfortunately, things went from bad to worst very early. C.Gingras was at it again jump starting the Punishers barely 30 seconds in. Then, it was the captain J.Fidrilis coming through for a quick 2-0 lead. The Punishers simply out hustled their opponents with more energy that resulted in eight goals. Gingras finished the contest with a hat trick while his teammate M.Gagnon buried a pair of second period goals for good measure. F.Remon collected three helpers that resulted in two goals by J.Pantelis of Team X.
(3)Punishers vs Team X(3) S.O
(4)Team X vs Punishers(8)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Brian Deslauriers of Venom. The Venom forward made every goal count that included the shootout winner in the opening game and the go ahead marker in the second contest.
Monday March 13
(7) Black Knights vs Ultimate Hockey(0)
Ultimate Hockey need to put this result behind them quickly
It was never going to be an easy assignment for the Ultimate Hockey, who had to challenge the Black Knights in their last game of the regular season. The Ultimate Hockey were thumped 7-0 never having much of a chance-from the drop of the ball. The Black Knights pressured their opponents early on and it didn’t take long for the high powered offence to break through. J.Gagne and P.Genereux provided some of the scoring netting two goals each. While the goals weren’t an issue, the Black Knights locked down defensively the rare times they didn’t have the ball. He didn’t have his busiest night but P-O Girouard did earn a shutout.
(3)United Armenians vs Team Haiti(5)
H.Merone scores two as Team Haiti tops United Armenians
H.Merone scored twice, including the game winning goal to lift Team Haiti 5-3 over the United Armenians on Monday night. The score was 3-0 before the United Armenians got on board. C.Fragkiudakis came through by the ten minute mark of the second period to try and get the ball rolling. Despite putting forth the effort, playing-from behind is never the way to go, especially at this level. This was the last regular season game for the United Armenians, who will challenge the Ultimate Hockey in the final of the B conference.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philippe Genereux of the Black Knights. The Black Knights forward led all players with two goals and two assists in a decisive 7-0 win over the Ultimate Hockey.
Sunday March 12
(10)Shockers vs Team Sportek(1)
Shockers use three shorthanded goals as part of 10-1 rout
It’s never acceptable allowing three shorthanded goals in any game, but it didn’t really matter too much in this case. The Shockers had already built a significant 5-0 lead before netting one of three with a man less. T.Debonis led all scorers with a hat trick. J.Blackman and P-J Gauthier fell next in line netting a pair each .Team Sportek held their own for quite a while but couldn’t keep up by the second half of the game where the flood gates opened for the Shockers. P-L Trudel celebrated the rare moment for Team Sportek as the only player to solve D.Bourque.
(8)Red Nose vs Fatal Demons(7) O.T
Never count them out, Red Nose rally with 4 straight to take contest
M.Latreille and Red Nose mounted what was a remarkable comeback in their 8-7 overtime win over the Fatal Demons. It didn’t matter that the Fatal Demons rode a 7-4 lead with less than a period remaining, at least not against a team like the Red Nose. Already with a pair of markers to jump start his club, M.Latreille showed that he wasn’t done just yet. The dangerous forward rescued his team by tying the game with only 20 seconds left on the clock. And if that wasn’t enough to sting his opponents, his hot hands brought it a step further by bagging the sudden death winner just 30 seconds into the overtime period. The Fatal Demons usually take pride on their defensive game but tonight they can throw it out the window. In addition to the madness, Y.Leroux, C.Gingras and A.Angelis all collected three assists each.
(7)Brew Crew vs Hit List(5)
Brew Crew use big third period to down Hit List
The Brew Crew scored twice in about three minutes of the third period to edge out the Hit List on Sunday night. D.Verta came through to make the score 5-4 and R.Mancini struck three minutes later to provide a two goal cushion. The Hit List did respond on the power play but ran out of race track. The win also came with the help of J.Nocera’s two goals and an assist. As for the Hit List, J.Daoust led all players collecting four points that included a feed on D.Corbeil’s one of two goals.
(0)Les Immigrant vs Butchers(6)
Butchers ride four goal first period, G.Zapatelli earns shutout
The Butchers didn’t waste much time posting four first period goals in their convincing 6-0 win over Les Immigrant. D.Ruiz doubled the lead on the power play and A.Latella scored late in the frame providing a four goal cushion. Les Immigrant did play better at that point on limiting the Butchers to no goals for nearly the entire game. The problem however is finding a way to get on board on a regular basis. The shutout has Les Immigrant stuck with only six goals for in seven games. Tonight, they couldn’t get to G.Zapatelli, who denied all 20 shots his way. They came a little late but A.Jalilvand had two goals coming only 75 seconds apart.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matt Latreille of Red Nose. His four goals that included one very late to tie it up, and the other that won it in overtime, speaks volumes on how vital he has been all season for his club.
Friday March 10
(3)Stones vs Devil Dawgz(7)
Short bench didn’t matter for Devil Dawgz
Despite playing with a very short bench, the Devil Dawgz still had their way versus the Stones. Neither side got on board for nearly half the game, but once G.Berberyan struck, the flood gates opened for the Devil Dawgz. From-there, N.Pacheco made the Stones pay with three quick goals for a 4-1 lead after two periods. The third period didn’t slow down G.Berberyan, who matched Pacheco’s goal production by bagging a pair. The win came with only two changes against a squad with just over two lines. This isn’t a result where the Stones can look back and say they didn’t have T.Settino to their lineup. It’s just plain and simply unacceptable.
(0)Hawks vs HBHA Seniors(5)
Hawks struggles continue vs top gunners
It’s the third and last time both sides meet in the regular season and the Hawks have yet to match up versus the HBHA Seniors. The score indicates it being lopsided but the Hawks had plenty of ball possession and scoring chances only to hit a wall. C.Stavriadis never allowed the game to be close as the net minder enabled his side to slowly build their lead as the match went on. Five different players found the back of the net. K.Hrivnak scored first by the seven minute mark of the opening frame, a goal that proved to be just enough for the three points.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nilton Pacheco of the Devil Dawgz. In the span of only five minutes, the Devil Dawgz forward ultimately decided the match with a hat trick.
Thursday March 9
(7)Deadlast vs SBS Trashers(2) E1
N.Gikas emerging as a top finisher
N.Gikas is starting to emerge as a prolific goal scorer in his young ball hockey career. It’s hardly a coincidence that anyone can just score at will like the young superstar did on Thursday night. In the second period alone, N.Gikas made the opposing net minder turn his head around three straight times. After posting his natural hat trick, the young forward stapled the night with his fourth to finish with an impressive five point game. Deadlast doesn’t only have one player in their arsenal of fire power up front. C.Chirola is just another name that keeps reappearing as the lanky forward produced four points. With only one loss in seven games, Deadlast is showing why they are on top, and that his primarily due to their speed and talent up front.
(4)Werewolves vs Bramabulls(5) E1
Karasek’s late goal propels Bulls over Werewolves
T.Karasek scored his second goal late in the game, helping the Bramabulls to win another tight battle in the E1 division. This was the second time both sides met with the first meeting ending in a similar fashion. The only difference being that there was only 2.5 seconds remaining on the clock in the first encounter. Tonight, the Bramabulls grabbed their late lead with just 33 seconds left to go adding more salt to the wound. The Werewolves played a great game considering missing at least 3-4 decent pieces. D.Traversy was buzzing all night along with A.Zarzoiur as both players combined for six points. The Bramabulls, aside-from T.Karasek clutch goals, also had B.Sansotta stream the lime light riffling three markers that included his signature slap shot from- centre rink.
(3)Eagles vs Underdogs(4) E2
Eagles miss out on precious points
The Eagles hopes of catching a playoff spot took a significant hit in their close 4-3 loss to the Underdogs. It came in an unfortunate situation as they saw their 3-2 third period lead get compromised. The bad news hit really late when E.Salhany scored with only 29 seconds left on the clock .The Underdogs did what they usually do and that is to work hard all game long while getting balanced production. The win guarantees them a playoff spot with only two games remaining. As for the Eagles, they aren’t out just yet, but the chances look dim as certain scenarios are now required for a playoff spot.
(3)UHC vs French Connection(6) E2
French Connection use big first period to down UHC
It took the French Connection only one period to get most of their scoring done. The French Connection played one of its best defensive games of the season, limiting a team like the UHC to only three goals. Of course that has to come with the help of their net minder which in this case that would be F.Gaudet-Peloquin. The UHC peppered him with 27 shots only to keep getting snake bitten. Apart-from the goaltending, J.Noonan was another key component as the forward scored both goals on two power play opportunities while his captain N.Viau was just as vital with two first period markers. This win puts the French Connection within striking distance of first place.
(3)Mohicans vs Street Ballers(4) E2 O.T
Third period rally sees Ballers erase two goal deficit, win in overtime
Just when the Mohicans felt comfortable enough for a positive outcome, the Street Ballers made their presence felt in the third. The Street Ballers woke up- from the dead netting two third period goals only to bring it a step further by notching the eventual OT winner. Y.Dube was behind three of the four goals that went in. The lanky number 96 scored once while setting up P.Chartier and J.Furtado for the sudden death winner. This result couldn’t have come at a better time for a team that strung two straight wins together. Although nothing is guaranteed, the Street Ballers can breathe a lot easier with the result.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Bruno Sansotta of the Bramabulls. In a close 5-4 decision over the Werewolves, B.Sansotta kept putting up the number by riffling a hat trick.
Thursday March 9
Left Wings (1) VS Northstars (3)
Two evenly matched teams face off against each other tonight.
Two evenly matched teams go up against each other tonight. From start to finish both teams went back and forth exchanging a multitude of chances. E. Paquin was a game changer in this game as he was the sole player on both clubs to solve the opposing goaltender notching two goals. P. Doulis cut the lead in half mid way through the third period, but that was all the scoring created by the Left Wings. D. Traversy notched a late goal to secure the win and help his club move up the standings.
Icons (1) VS River Rats (5)
Possibility of perfect season comes to an end for Icons.
The possibility of a perfect season comes to an end for the Icons tonight. From initial puck drop until the final buzzer, the River Rats proved they showed up to play tonight holding the opposition to only one goal by A. Kobayati late in the game. The River Rats got to witness the emergence of one of their young players by M. Dettorre who notched three goals in the first game tonight. The Icons will need to learn from their first loss of the season as both teams are favorites to make it far in the playoffs.
Legacy (1) VS River Rats (3)
River Rats not bothered by double header.
It was all business as usual for the River Rats as they played their second game of the night. After showing in the first game that the team is flying in all cylinders with strong defensive play, a strong possession games as well as scoring without hesitation. M. Dettore continued with his hot hands in the second game proving he can once again score multiple goals in a game notching two in this one. M. Crialese also did his portion for his club scoring a hat trick. While F. Moshonas continued his strong play for a second straight game allowing only T. Bozinakis to get one passed him early in the first period.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Massimo Dettore of the River Rats. The young forward proved to be the difference maker in both games as he notched a total of five goals of his teams eight goals.
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Wednesday March 8
(3)Les Raymonds vs United Arms (5)
United Arms continue to roll as season end approaches
The United Arms keep on surging maintaining top spot of the division after defeating Les Raymonds 5-3 on Wednesday night. It always helps when you can strike first and get that early lead. H.Genc and A.Belcher each tallied only 90 seconds apart to give their club a two goal cushion after only four and a half minutes into the contest. Les Raymonds did respond right away on a goal by A.DeCarolis but fell behind by a pair once more when M.Boghossian scored his first of two in the game. Y.Derohannessian buried the back breaker late in the second period that held up as the winner. Les Raymonds scored once in every period that had A.DeCarolis, M.Palmieri and A.Hussain collect two points each.
(6)Hellfish vs RBK Knights(2)
RBK Knights playoff hopes looking bleak
The RBK Knights could ill-afford to lose a game as they’ll have to make one more final push to try and get in the playoffs. The desperate side ran into a chaotic second period where only one player hurt them. M.Chartrand owned the frame posting three unanswered goals for a natural hat trick. The Hellfish were never in any danger by simply playing their game. In addition to Chartrand’s remarkable performance, N.Bourgeois chipped in with a pair while F.Benhamadi was able to set up three markers. The loss cripples the RBK Knights chances at making the playoffs. The Knights, sitting four points behind Les Raymonds with only two games to go, need to collect points in both games and receive some major help.
(6)Primetime vs Reapers(3)
T.Shpindler’s hat trick leads Primetime to 6-3 win over slumping Reapers
While things seemed fine in the first period, the Reapers were in shambles by the second giving up four straight tallies. They did however finish the frame strong posting two late goals but that still forced them to battle back-from a two goal deficit. By then, the damage had already been done as Primetime tightened the knot allowing no goals on seven shots. T.Shpindler may have been the story of the match as the Primetime sniper went to work netting goals in every period. L.Haouzi and T.Flikas were heavy contributors as well accumulating three points each, and A.Qureshi was sharp in net keeping his club in it the whole time. This loss is now a third straight for a club that started with a 3-0 record.
(4)Gladiateurs vs Latin Blue(5) O.T
D.Ugaldez overtime hero as Latin Blue rally past Gladiateurs
After spotting Les Gladiateurs with a 4-2 third period lead, Latin Blue rallied with three consecutive goals that included the winner by D.Ugaldez. That goal wasn’t the only bright thing that Ugaldez did. The Latin Blue forward was a thorn all night setting up two tallies while netting the equalizer and the game winner. S.Reinoso was also part of the equation providing two markers and the assist for the sudden death goal. Its seven games in and Latin Blue has just recorded their fourth straight win after a slow start to the season.
(3)Fat Cats vs Spartans(7)
Spartans overcome 3-0 hole with authority
The Spartans used three power play goals to cap a furious rally over their opponent. The Fat Cats led 3-0 in the first period, but the Spartans ramped up the pressure with a complete take over. Most of the damage occurred by the second with the Spartans striking four times. P.Lavoie and S.Lavoie put forth a strong performance bagging two goals each while combining for eight points. Tonight’s result was the Spartans third straight win of the season as they are starting to find their groove. As for the Fat Cats, short spurts just won’t cut it as they’ll need to find a way to remain consistent for 45 minutes.
(11)Bolts vs Raging Rhinos(8)
Bolts and Raging Rhinos trade chances in run and gun affair
If the first period was any indication of where this match was headed, then everyone got it wrong. After a low scoring 1-1 first period, the game plans changed with both sides deciding to open it up. It’s unfortunate for the net minders as they didn’t get much help-from anyone. The Bolts traded blows winning a wild second period 5-4 while doing the same by the third taking the frame 5-3.His goals may have come a little late but A.Kobayati did lead all Bolts players by collecting a hat trick. L.Beaulieu was second in line bagging a pair while six other players found the back of the net for the Bolts. The Raging Rhinos got their engine going by J.Zannis, who struck three times, and G.Vouloumanos along with S.Pilon as both players notched two goals each. The Bolts needed this win but still have work ahead of them with only three games remaining.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Ugaldez of Latin Blue. His four points that included the overtime winner earns him the player of the night.
Saturday March 11
(8)Black Venom vs HC Inter(6)
HC Inter blow four goal lead, fall to Black Venom
Four goals in the first ten minutes should have been enough for the HC Inter. However, nothing is ever secure when you play a team like the Black Venom. Despite missing a few key elements, the Black Venom still had players that can hurt you on any given day. In today’s case, only three players scored out of the eight that went in. T.Lord led all players with an impressive four goal performance while B.Deslauriers and J.Quesnel-Vinet each scored twice. Deslauriers did more than just pop in a pair as the power forward was part of setting up four tallies. The HC Inter got their scoring done by D.Crivello, who buried a hat trick, and P-L Poirier that finished two goals.
(8)Raging Rhinos vs Horsemen(2)
Slow start ends in expected result
The Horsemen scrambled to get going with barely enough players to start the game. Once they did, it didn’t really matter much as they struggled with no substitutions. The Raging Rhinos went about their business, especially by the third period where the Horsemen couldn’t keep up. E.Valiquette helped set up G.Vouloumanso and J.Viveiros to put the game away. N.Mauro may have only played two periods but was effective nevertheless to earn the win in net.
(3)Primetime vs Latin Blue(6)
S.Monnet shines in 6-3 win for Latin Blue
In Latin Blue’s 6-3 victory over Primetime, S.Monnet scored twice and picked up an assist to help improve his club to their fifth straight win. Latin Blue balanced their scoring netting two goals in every period. M.Juarez didn’t score but helped set up three markers. For nearly two full periods, Primetime couldn’t get to R.Ranieri but that spell ended when T.Flikas took advantage of a power play opportunity. That goal did spark what looked like a third period comeback .C.Flikas and T.Shpindler each tallied to pull within one and all of a sudden there was a game. However, that all changed when A.Arcoraci and D.Ugaldez scored moments later to seal the win for Latin Blue.
(5)Spartans vs Bolts(9)
Bolts third period surge propels them past Spartans
A five goal third period surge ultimately decided the outcome of this contest. It all started with the help of some key players. First, J.Michaud snapped a 4-4 third period tie with his second of the game, and then E.Felesakis broke out after posting a second period goal by adding three more to his total. The Bolts forward went on a rampage showing no signs of fatigue despite playing with a very shorts bench. The Spartans weren’t stacked either and got a similar production by S.Lavoie, who collected a hat trick while setting up P.Lavoie.
(5)Hellfish vs Gladiateurs(2)
M.Chartrand, N.Bourgeois & J.Roblin click in Hellfish victory
Sometimes it takes just a little chemistry to make the whole difference. Unable to be contained, the trio between M.Chartrand, N.Bourgeois and J.Roblin proved to be too much of a handful for Les Gladiateurs. All three players combined for nine points that saw Roblin set up three goals while netting one himself. The Hellfish made the score 5-1 by the ten minute mark of the second period which enabled them not to force much the rest of the way. B.Verducci faced 25 shots only to have S.Lague and C.Boivin beat him. The win keeps the Hellfish in first place tied alongside the United Arms with only one game left to go.
Wednesday March 8
(3)Dragons vs Trappers(6)
P.Samuel and T.Sabourin each score two as Trappers top Dragons
P.Samuel scored twice including the winner, and T.Sabourin also tallied a pair as the Trappers double upped the Dragons on Wednesday night. J.Richer must have been thinking shutout not allowing any goals for most of the match. But with only five minutes remaining, the Dragons scored not once but three times to ruin the net miners night. J-M Byron scored two of those goals with the help of B.Daniele, who went on to collect three assists. The Dragons have only three games left where they are forced to win at least two if not all three games with the potential of some help if they plan on getting in.
(1)Fat Roy vs Punishers(8)
Night to forget for Fat Roy, Punishers hold top seed
It was a game that Fat Roy will need to forget quickly. It didn’t take long to see that it wasn’t their night after giving up three first period goals. The second period wasn’t any different as they couldn’t find a way to score while letting in two more tallies making it almost impossible to bounce back. C.Gingras helped the Punishers get there by notching two goals as the only multi goal scorer of the contest. A.Tedone collected three helpers and F.Russo saw his shutout taken away when E.Skafidas scored a late power play goal.
(7)Armadillos vs Punishers(4)
Armadillos light up the scoreboard in 7-4 win over rival
The Armadillos played some high stakes on Wednesday night against a familiar opponent. The Punishers however felt the frustrations of tying the game on four straight occasions unable to ever take the lead. It was only by the ten minute mark of the third period that the Armadillos scored without it being challenged. M.Arkalis snapped the 4-4 tie and the Armadillos never looked back en route to a 7-4 victory. P.Koutsogiannopoulos was the only player to score twice that included a power play marker. Despite playing twice in only three hours, the Punishers put up a real fight against a solid hockey team.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fabio Russo of the Punishers. In the first game of a double header night, the Punishers net minder limited Fat Roy to only one goal that came on the power play.
Monday March 13
(8)Armadillos vs Underdogs(2)
Armadillos rout Underdogs 8-2, jump into second place
It didn’t take too long for the Armadillos to up their gear on Monday night. By the time the first period ended, this game looked to be done. The Armadillos rode a 4-1 first period lead before adding three more by the second. P.Koutsogiannopoulos was the only multi goal scorer out of the eight goals that went in. The Underdogs didn’t score much but saw a beauty top corner slap shot by N.El-Feghali mesmerize C.Stavriadis. The loss keeps the Underdogs in that last playoff spot with a five point cushion over last place. With three games left, it’s almost safe to say that they’ll get in barring a collapse.
Tuesday March 7
(1)Bramabulls vs Smooth Sailors(3)
Loss to Smooth Sailors tough to swallow for Bramabulls
March break is suddenly looking like March bleak for the Bramabulls, at least on paper. On sight of trying to beat the Smooth Sailors in what was a must win game, the Bramabulls gave up three straight goals after taking a 1-0 lead. M.Argiris came through snapping a 1-1 tie as part of two goals that included a third period insurance marker. Although statistically the Bramabulls aren’t out, they won’t have much of a shot after going winless in seven games. At this point a miracle would need to happen. The Smooth Sailors are lingering quietly in the middle of the pack not drawing much attention with their 4-3 record. Maybe they want to keep it that way knowing what they are capable of when the playoffs arrive.
(2)Legacy vs Capitals(4)
M.Tremblay’s three points lead Capitals into first place
M.Tremblay’s second goal in an empty net secured the game for good as the Capitals look to be on a roll with a 5-1 record. The Capitals went one for three on the power play getting a big tally by V.Bisson for a 2-0 lead. That forced Legacy to battle from-behind all game which just complicated the matter. They did cut the lead in half courtesy of N.Zermalias, but struggled to find more offense up until the third period. J.Richer didn’t help their case as the net minder was sharp as usual. With the win, the Capitals share top seed with the Communists but hold a game in game.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mario Argiris of the Smooth Sailors. His two goals may have crushed any chance for the Bramabulls to enter the post season.
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Monday March 6
(0)United Armenians vs Ultimate Hockey(4)
Ultimate Hockey top United Armenians in divisional match up
The Ultimate Hockey’s offense didn’t need to be lethal but it was effective enough as they cruised to a 4-0 win over the United Armenians. H.Merone and C.Plaisir each scored first period goals and M.Dorismond knew that he wouldn’t have a busy night facing only 4 shots. Neither side got anything going in the second. In the third period however, the Ultimate Hockey regained their scoring touch adding two more goals by P.Plaisir and F.Tremblay. The United Armenians wanted to at least get one by that point but couldn’t solve M.Dorismond, who denied a mere 15 shots his way. If this is what to be expected in the playoffs, then the Ultimate Hockey will confidently get by the United Armenians.
(6)Black Knights vs Red Lite(4)
P.Genereux & J.Madracchia score twice in 6-4 decision over familiar opponent
Only one point separated both sides prior to the match, but the Black Knights showed that they wanted it more versus their long time rival. P.Genereux and J.Mandracchia were behind much of the offense providing two goals apiece. The Black Knights led 5-2 after two periods and got there with a strong effort by P-O Girouard, who made several key saves to protect the gap. Unable to bounce back, the Red Lite finished a little stronger but the damage had already been done. S.Deslauriers and A.Desrosiers also went on to score for the Black Knights while Red Lite got scoring efforts from-four different players.
(4)Team Haiti vs HBHA(2)
Team Haiti flex muscles in wild 4-2 win over HBHA
This game was all about heart and grit for a side that never gave up no matter what the circumstances. It didn’t matter that the HBHA went up 2-0 after nearly two periods as Team Haiti kept battling to crawl back into the game. B.Cherubin’s late second period goal may have ignited the spark they needed. With that, came two power play opportunities where they made sure to bury their chances. First, C.Plaisir evened the score, and then with less than two minutes remaining, M.Tremblay gave his club something real to celebrate about by snapping the 2-2 tie. It’s a game that both sides took valuable lessons despite the amount of ball hockey minutes each player has under their belt. For tonight, Team Haiti just kept working in hopes of it paying off while the HBHA may have taken their 2-0 lead for granted with nearly two periods completed.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philippe Carrie of Team Haiti. The net minder was a key component in why his club rallied-from a 2-0 deficit in their comeback win versus the HBHA.
Monday March 6
Both sides trade 2-1 scores
The Jokers opened the night in an encouraging manner, topping the 23rd Hour by a slight 2-1 margin. Danny Caissie tied the game late in the first period and Y.Kirouac gave his club its first lead early in the second period. It wasn’t an easy task but the Jokers managed to hold on for nearly ten straight minutes. K.Langlois may have been the reason why as the net minder went flawless after allowing only one power play marker. The second encounter wasn’t too far off-from the first one. Once again, the 23rd Hour struck first notching another power play goal, this time by R.Ramacieri. Unable to double their lead, the 23rd Hour eventually paid the price. Y.Kirouac scored for a second time with just over three minutes left in the game which sent the game in a shootout. With both sides sending three players, only one goal went in courtesy of G.Perreault. The 23rd Hour bounced back to earn the win because of a couple of reasons.One being their brilliant goaltending by J.St-Jacques, and the other by their commitment to playing a tight solid game.
(1)23rd Hour vs Jokers(2)
(1)Jokers vs 23rd Hour(2) S.O
1 Timer respond after being trounced in opening contest
Apart-from letting in an early goal, Team X were in total control in their opening battle with the 1 Timer. The veteran side built a 3-1 first period lead and added four more tallies by the second to overwhelm what seemed like a discouraged side. Only one player scored twice out of the seven goals. J.Pantelis was that player by opening and closing the scoring for Team X. The 1 Timer got two out of their three tallies by S.Brunet. Despite taking what looked like was a walk in the park, Team X knew the second game wouldn’t have been the same. The 1 Timer used their energy and legs to keep up with their opponent. In result of that, the orange machine struck first and second to turn the table around. But as much as that seemed comfortable, Team X never called it quits by responding in a big way. In the span of only 60 seconds, A.Lanni and J.Pantelis scored to level the game. Fromm-there, neither side was able to get it done in regulation time leaving only a three man shootout to decide it. The 1 Timer capitalized twice on only two occasions by S.Brunet and J-F Gagnon to get the better of P.Assadi.
(7)Team X vs 1 Timer(3)
(4)1 Timer vs Team X(2) S.O
J.Meynard and Punishers sweep the night with back to back shutouts
The Punishers recorded back to back shutouts over Carnage (4-0) & (3-0) to coast to a pair of wins on Monday night. A.Centis took charge in the opening contest riffling a hat trick as a defenseman. Centis used his heavy shot to beat B.Madonis while M.Baccari notched the other tally. The second game was just a continuation of the first with C.Gingras being the go to guy. The lanky forward was behind making all three goals happen by bagging a pair while setting up D.Ruiz. It may have been a tall task for Carnage to escape with a win against a team like the Punishers, but going dry for two games made it harder to except for F.Pace and his crew. After attempting 21 shots in both games, J.Meynard was as sharp as can be.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremie Meynard of the Punishers. His back to back shutout continues a perfect streak that’s now at 12-0 for the Punishers.
Sunday March 5
(0)Les Immigrant vs Hit List(9)
D.Corbeil and Hit List deliver in 9-0 rout of Les Immigrant
Everyone knows by now that the Hit List can put up the numbers. The difference in this particular contest was that they didn’t concede anything. That being said, Les Immigrant have struggled all season to score accumulating only six goals in as many games. Out of their nine goals that went in, the Hit List saw only four players find the back of the net. D.Corbeil had the most with an impressive four goal performance followed with two goals apiece by L.Richard and J.Daoust leaving the lone tally for their captain S.Trudel, who did accumulate three assists. The Hit List got stronger as the game went on scoring twice on four power play opportunities. It wasn’t his busiest night, but J-L Trudeau did earn a shutout after denying 18 shots.
(7)Butchers vs Team Sportek(1)
Butchers get 7 different goal scorers in 7-1 decision over Team Sportek
With the help of three power play goals, balanced scoring and solid goaltending by G-L Zapatelli, the Butchers ran up the score with an easy win over Team Sportek. The Butchers led only 1-0 after one period. It was by the early stages of the second frame that the flood gates started to open up. A.DeSua notched a power play goal and S.Agostino scored only moments later to provide a three goal cushion. Team Sportek did respond when E.Gauthier beat G-L Zapatelli , but that was all they got by the Butchers defense and net minder. These came as valuable points for the Butchers, who are looking to set the bar higher than just entering the playoffs.
(9)Red Nose vs Shockers(5)
Shockers fail to halt perfect win streak by Red Nose
If there was a potential team that could have taken some points away-from the Red Nose, the Shockers could have been one of them. However, the E Sunday division will need to wait a little longer to see if anyone can stop a well oiled machine. The Shockers have no issues scoring and it showed early on after escaping with a wild 4-3 opening frame. Then, for whatever reason, the dry spell hit the younger side. The Red Nose tweaked something in between frames that limited their opponent to only one goal. Meanwhile, Red Nose was putting up plenty of numbers, especially in the second period with four unanswered tallies. C.Gingras, N.Delia and J-P Meunier did much of the scoring with two goals each. In addition to his pair of tallies, C.Gingras helped set up four markers to finish with six points. As for the Shockers, J.Hurley and C.Debonis took charge netting two goals apiece.
(2)Fatal Demons vs Brew Crew(3)
Two third period goals lift Brew Crew to win over Fatal Demons
The Brew Crew defeated the Fatal Demons by a close 3-2 win on Sunday night and now sit in second place only to trail the undefeated Red Nose by three points. The Brew Crew trailed 2-1 early in the third period before taking over with a pair of unanswered goals. L.Verta leveled the game and S.Lodico snapped the dreaded tie with only five minutes remaining. Both goaltenders excelled in this contest facing a minimum of 25 shots each. C.Muccino made that one extra save to earn the win over his counterpart S.Sauk.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carmen Muccino of the Brew Crew. In a close 3-2 win over the Fatal Demons, the net minder was brilliant making 25 saves.
Friday March 3
(2)Devil Dawgz vs HBHA Seniors(1)
Defending champs finally fall after five games
A 2-1 loss to the Devil Dawgz Friday night ended a five-game winning streak, but won’t make much of a difference in the standings for the HBHA Seniors. The Devil Dawgz took advantage of a depleted line up bombarding C.Stavriadis with 37 shots only to score twice. B.Pereira and M.Falato each scored for a 2-0 lead and the HBHA Seniors couldn’t get much of anything going up until a late second period marker by P.Savino. Despite narrowing the gap, the Devil Dawgz held on to the ball most of the time not allowing any sort of dangerous chances. S.Sauk faced 26 shots to earn the win in net, and hand the HBHA Seniors their first and potentially only loss of the season.
(5)Hawks vs Stones(6)
Stones celebrate first win in 6-5 thriller
Aside-from a slow first period, the Stones really turned it up against their rival Hawks. With an opportunity to put the game out of reach, T.Settino rescued his club by netting a game changing shorthanded marker. That tally cut the lead in half which was just the beginning of so many more to come. E.Dedominicis helped shift the game with two second period goals. There was no doubt that the Stones really wanted to get their first win of the season and did it by simply out working and out battling a complacent side. T.Settino finally got some help in the goal scoring department but still led all players with four points. The win couldn’t have come without the brilliant performance put forth by O.Caillet, who was rock solid despite giving up five goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tony Settino of the Stones. His shorthanded breakaway goal along with three other points was a major factor why his club captured their first win of the season.
Thursday March 2
(1)SBS Trashers vs Werewolves(6) E1
Battle of important game goes Werewolves way
The Werewolves picked up a hat trick from- D.Traversy and a two goal game by their captain L.Versaci to help them paste the SBS Trashers 6-1 on Thursday night. The Trashers knew they had a difficult task ahead of them without some very key components out of the lineup. Regardless the situation, they did fight hard to keep it close but struggled to contain a prolific goal scorer in D.Traversy. The Werewolves added a new piece to the puzzle with the addition of F.Remon which will definitely solve any scoring issues up front. It was only fitting that P.Nadeau would get the SBS Trashers only goal. At this pace, if the boys in red don’t pick up a win soon, there won’t be any hope of participating in the post season.
(10)Deadlast vs P.E.Y.O(5) E1
Deadlast-P.E.Y.O rivalry takes centre stage
Every time both these teams meet its time buckle up. Despite it being a regular season game, the mind set from-both sides treat it like a do or die game 7 of a final. In tonight’s case however, Deadlast overwhelmed their rival with a full out effort. The more determined side came out stronger and better prepared roaring to a 3-0 first period lead. For nearly two full periods, F.Vigliotti and Deadlast did a remarkable job keeping a team like the P.E.Y.O off the score sheet. But as impressive as that may seem, it was only a question of time for a response. The P.E.Y.O did finish strong posting five goals but the damage had already been done. The win didn’t have any particular hero or superstar making the difference. N.Gikas, J.Velenosi and S.Simitsakos shared two goals each and K.Kakivelis collected three consecutive assists to spread out the offense.
(6)Underdogs vs Eagles(2) E2
Underdogs build 4 goal lead to defeat Eagles 6-2
Playing it a shift at a time, the Underdogs got rewarded in what was a one sided affair. J.Sakr scored twice making the score 4-0 by the early stages of the third period. It was only by then that the Eagles celebrated one of only two goals. K.Certosini spoiled P.Malkoun’s shutout after peppering the goaltender with 15 shots, who was perfect up until that point. In response to the goal, the Underdogs returned the favor with a shorthanded effort by A.El-Haddad. The Underdogs started off strong and played a full throttle game which works when rolling three lines.
(5)Mohicans vs UHC(4) E2 O.T
Mohicans ground UHC in overtime to end winning streak
The UHC stretched their win streak to five games before losing in overtime to the Mohicans. Even the UHC know all good things come to an end at one point, and why not dropping it in overtime where the game could have easily gone either way. In tonight’s case, it was the Mohicans getting the bounce to celebrate the sudden death winner by L-P Rocque. The Mohicans forward opened the scoring very early in the game before ending the night on a brilliant effort. J.Mota had a major hand in it as well bagging two goals with the help of both T.Lord and Y.Sigouin. Despite the loss, J.Pantelis was extremely hot riffling three out of the four goals that included two win the man advantage. This win now has the Mohicans in the UHC’s back mirror trailing by only three points.
(4)Street Ballers vs French Connection(7) E2
Dominant second period powers French Connection over Street Ballers
In only seven minutes, the Street Ballers didn’t know what hit them. The French Connection went on a massive scoring rampage as of the mid way point of the match bagging five very quick goals. D.Dillinger and P.Hargreaves each scored twice during that span while D,Boisvert netted the other. The win couldn’t come without their most important player. J.Farrese, like he does in every game will put up the numbers as the solid center man scored twice while setting up two goals. After finding themselves in a hole, the Street Ballers responded by the third posting two straight power play goals to pull within one. Unfortunately, the momentum lasted only so long as the French Connection took over with the next two tallies.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Louis-Philippe Rocque of the Mohicans. With his two goals that included the overtime winner, the Mohicans are the first team to defeat the UHC this season.
Saturday March 4
(10)P.E.Y.O vs Werewolves(2) E1
P.E.Y.O net 10 goals and 2 hat tricks in blowout win
Everything bounced the P.E.Y.O’s way on Saturday afternoon as they stifled the Werewolves with an easy win. It wasn’t like the Werewolves were missing any key players. It was just one of those games that nothing went right for a defensive minded club. B.Deslauriers and C.Gingras were simply unstoppable as both players racked up the goals posting a hat trick apiece. J.Courteau scored twice while Y.Gazura and A.Jalilvand got the other tallies. The Werewolves celebrated only twice when D.Traversy and M.Martino each solved S.Brown for a rare time.
(1)Eagles vs Street Ballers(7) E2
Captain clutch, M.Gibeault nets 3 goals in lopsided affair
The Street Ballers put forth a very strong effort in a match that had plenty of significance to the standings. Led by their captain,M.Gibeault took the bull by the horns netting three consecutive goals. That surge only fueled the flame for more to come. The Street Ballers continued to press and dominate winning plenty of loose ball battles, especially in front of the net. Y.Dube riffled a pair of beauties and A.Belcher was behind setting up three goals. The Eagles had the better start when C.Gagnon-Ethier scored early to beat S.Sauk, but that was the only time they got anything through the veteran net minder.
(7)UHC vs Underdogs(0) E2
J-F Aumais hits hat trick, UHC trounces Underdogs 7-0
The Underdogs endured a long Saturday afternoon as they watched the game disintegrate into thin air. Only nine minutes in, and the UHC roared to a 3-0 lead. The Underdogs may have had the bodies but the UHC pushed them further and they could not find a way out. J-F Aumais and his teammates barely let them breathe. S.DelGaudio bagged a pair that included one of two power play goals by the UHC. The Underdogs attempted 17 shots towards F.Chau, but were denied every single time. This win came after a rare loss only two days ago versus the Mohicans.
(3)SBS Trashers vs Bramabulls(2) E1 O.T
P.Hodhod roofs OT bullet to get slumping Trashers in win column
P.Hodhod’s overtime winning goal capped a frantic comeback for a team that hasn’t tasted victory so far this season. In the extra period with the ball just inside the Bramabulls zone, the blistering slap shot gave no chance to G.Follano that saw the ball beat him short side. The Bramabulls had the better start winning the opening frame 2-0. Then, the SBS Trashers took over returning the favor with two straight tallies that eventually evened the score thanks to their captain E.Panzera. This encounter had somewhat of a see-saw effect. The Bramabulls looked sharp early on but weren’t able to hold on by the second only to regain their momentum by the final frame. With the win, the SBS Trashers are still in the hunt of capturing a playoff spot but it will require some more results.
Thursday March 2
Legacy (1) VS Icons (2)
Two evenly matched teams meet up.
The game saw two teams start battling right from the start as each team played to their strengths. As the second period started the Icons finally got on the board first scoring early in the period. Both teams continued their defensive game plan until C. Gringras scored an insurance marker with less than three minutes to go. J. Rochon was finally able to solve C. Stavriadis with a minute remaining in the game but the effort was a tiny bit to late.
Northstars (2) VS River Rats (6)
River Rats to strong to keep up with.
From the start of the game the River Rats were all over their counterparts. As the River Rats struck first scoring the first two goals of the game, but the Northstars replied right back cutting down the lead to one. The River Rats put their foot on the peddle and continued their offensive outpour by doubling up the score. M. Moukas help set up half of his team’s goals in the second period.
Left Wings (1) VS Icons (11)
Double header doesn’t affect Icons.
With their second game of the night for the Icon team, it was again all business for them. In this game their game plan was different as they showed their defensive game plan. The goals came in bunches as P. Karvouriaris was the most successful player scoring five goals and adding one assist. C. Stavriadis was once again solid for a second straight game allowing only one goal to G. Gaitanis.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the Icons. The solid net minder was solid between the pipes for 90 minutes allowing two goals on fifty shots and accumulating six points for his club in the standings.
Wednesday March 1
(6)RBK Knights vs Gladiateurs(7)
M.Gelinas gets late power play hat trick, Gladiateurs hold off RBK Knights
M.Gelinas was at the right place at the right time. The RBK Knights battled back to level the game at six goals apiece but got caught taking an untimely penalty late in the game. It was at that point that M.Gelinas came through for a third time. The Gladiateurs’s forward netted his third goal and fourth point to hand the RBK Knights a devastating defeat. He did get help-from R.Vena, who set him up twice to match his line mates point production. This result keeps the RBK Knights in the cellar of the standings. While the offence is there, the RBK Knights need to find a way to help their net minder S.Sauk if they plan on getting some positive results.
(5)Black Venom vs Bolts(1)
Special teams shine in Black Venom’s 5-1 win over Bolts
Black Venom scored in every possible way to hand the struggling Bolts a 5-1 loss on Wednesday night. The night started bad for the Bolts when J.Chakir notched a shorthanded goal just prior to the end of the first period. Then, the Black Venom slowly continued their stride posting two unanswered markers to widen the gap. J.Meynard was close to a shutout up until D.Forgues got to the net minder later in the game. B.Deslauriers had a multi goal performance that included a very late power play goal.
(7)United Arms vs Primetime(5)
United Arms top Primetime to remain atop of F3 standings
While the score indicates a close game, this contest was anything but a tight battle. The United Arms pulled away as the game went on and led 6-2 before letting go of the gas pedal. Two out of the last three Primetime tallies came with under a minute remaining. G.Jerjian had two goals and A.Minassian, C.Fragkiudakis along with Y.Derohannessian each had three points. Despite the loss, Primetime worked their power play well getting two goals. E.Kavaldjian buried a pair while T.Sourias and G.Chountalos collected three points for Primetime.
(4)HC inter vs Spartans(5) O.T
Spartans beat HC Inter on S.Lavoie’s overtime winner
The HC Inter looked to have control of the situation when they nodded two early third period goals for a 4-3 lead. Then the Spartans returned the favour in a big way. T.Oliveira eventually tied the game which set up the sudden death winner by S.Lavoie. That goal was his second and fourth point of the game. Looking back, the HC Inter slipped on a big occasion when A.Franceschini bagged a shorthanded marker for the Spartans that snapped a 2-2 tie. The HC Inter did fight back from-there, but fell inches short of capturing the win. P-L Poirier has yet to slow down posting two goals in the loss.
(5)Horsemen vs Fat Cats(5) S.O
Fat Cats rally late to force shootout
P.Nadeau scored a power play goal with less than five minutes remaining to cut it to 4-3, and then J.Scalia riffled his clubs biggest goal minutes later to force the extra time. Prior to the rally, T.Karasek put the Horsemen in a steady position after bagging back to back goals early in the frame. Neither side got it done in overtime and in the shootout. However, S.Hrivnak did tally in the breakaways for the Fat Cats while T.Mader responded to even the score for the Horsemen. The Fat Cats are glad to have taken some points away-from a team with only one loss so far.
(6)Hellfish vs Reapers(3)
5 straight goals power the Hellfish past Reapers
The Hellfish scored five straight goals en route to a 6-3 double up victory over the Reapers. Three of those tallies came in the second half of the second period. The Hellfish scored twice with their man advantage that included one of two goals by F.Benhamadi. He didn’t find the back of the net but J.Roblin had plenty to do with the Hellfish’s goals production.The forward helped set up four different team mates. The Reapers also scored twice on the power play courtesy of T.Parr and A.Simon but struggled on their five on five game. The Hellfish just captured their fifth win in seven games and hold first place of the division tied with the United Arms.
(3)Latin Blue vs Les Raymonds(2) S.O
Latin Blue pull out 3-2 shootout win versus Raymonds
The offense was fairly limited as both goaltenders stole the spotlight in this contest. F.Vigliotti was stellar expect for one whole minute when M.Deninno and N.Richer-Bond scored late in the second period for Les Raymonds. On the other side of the court, A.Mancini was just as solid. P.Gomez and D.Ugaldez were the only two players to beat the lanky net minder. After a scoreless third period and overtime frame, both sides tried their luck in the shootout. The only success came-from G.Cerroni of Latin Blue. The forward came through notching the lone tally to give his club the slight edge. Les Raymonds managed to capture a key point against a team that started to get hot with three straight wins.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Lavoie of the Spartans. His two goals and two assists that included the overtime winner caused havoc all game long for the HC Inter.
Saturday March 4
(2)Reapers vs Les Raymonds(3)
M.Deninno scores twice as Les Raymonds top Reapers 3-2
Defenseman M.Deninno corralled the ball at centre court, and riffled a rocket top corner right behind net minder J.Blackman. Les Raymond’s quarter back highlighted a three goal outburst that included two tallies and one assist for a 3-0 lead. Then, it was the Reapers turn to take charge. The trailing side battled back netting two straight goals by PJ Gauthier and J.Arsenault to eventually pull within one. That left eight minutes for the equaliser which was more than enough time. Unfortunately, the defence tightened up and the goaltending remained sharp as J.Furtado made sure to protect his cage with caution. The win gives Les Raymonds an important three points as they are trying to avoid lingering in the cellar of the standings.
(7)United Arms vs RBK Knights(2)
Teams trending in opposite direction go the favourite’s way
The RBK Knights, who took it in the chin on Saturday afternoon, are starting to run out of time. Of course it didn’t help that they had to face off against a team that’s been very consistent all season long. But no matter who the opponent, it’s the end results that are required. The RBK Knights felt like they were playing in quick sand unable to generate much in the goal scoring department. The United Arms only got on board as of the second period, but once they did, there was no stopping them. Y.Derohannessian was the master mind behind it all. The swift forward carried the play resulting in one goal and four perfect passes. M.Yeramian is always a threat when he shoots, and today wasn’t any different as the veteran d-man blasted two behind the screened RBK Knights net minder. This loss forces the RBK Knights to capture points in at least two out of their three games remaining.
Wednesday March 1st
Underdogs (3) VS Dragons (2)
A late push not enough to capture the win for the Dragons.
As the season progresses, the Underdogs continue to roll and play a hard game. The Dragons were on the other end of this game as the Underdogs kept on running and putting pressure on every player of the opposition. As the pressure proved to be the difference as a constant amount of offense was created by E. Salhany who scored two of his clubs three goals. A late push by the Dragons was unfortunately not enough to even the score.
Armadillos (3) VS Fat Roy (5) S.O
A fierce battle between two clubs, sees this one go til the end.
In what appeared to be a pretty evenly matched battle saw both teams battle it out til the final buzzer. The appearance and ambiance of the game usually comes out in a playoff bout. As both team waited until the third to create four goals in less than two minutes saw P. Arkalis score two goals for the Armadillos, while M. Del Gaudio and J. Velonosi each scored in the third. It took Fat Roy until the S.O to take control of the game and win it thanks in part to C. Kakivelis and C. Chirola.
Punishers (5) VS Trappers (2)
Goalie change does make a difference for Punishers who keep rolling.
As both teams started off pretty evenly, the Punishers took advantage of their small break while changing goaltenders to regroup and come out strong. The second period proved to be the difference maker in this one as the Punishers scored three unanswered goals to take care of business and secure the win. The club used a team effort to create scoring chances while both N. Mackeen and F. Russo played extremely solid games splitting time in the crease.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Kakivelis of Fat Roy. The addition of the forward proved to be the difference make in this one as he set up a teammate late in the second and score a shootout goal.
Tuesday March 28
(3)Communists vs Legacy(6)
E.Girouard’s hat trick helps Legacy roar past Communists
The Communists could not stop the Legacy forward E.Girouard , who tallied a hat trick along with two helpers in a 6-3 win. The right handed sniper got on the score sheet late in the first period before netting back to back goals by the second for a 5-2 Legacy lead. By then, it was just about keeping the Communists in check and Legacy did just that apart from-allowing one tally. While it seems impossible to blank J.Provost-Blais from-the score sheet, the Communist ringer was limited to two goals which is just about average for his standards. Legacy also had D.Bertrand chip in with a pair while P.Assadi helped set up three markers. This was the first of two games in a double header night for Legacy.
(4)Capitals vs Bramabulls(3)
Struggling Bulls can’t seem to catch a break
Some unfortunate scenarios are preventing the Bramabulls to keep up in the standings. With only four games left to go, A.DiPerna and the Bramabulls will need to approach every remaining game as must wins if they plan on making the playoffs. Tonight, they fell short to the hands of the Capitals, one of three teams that were in striking distance prior to the night. But with this loss along with Legacy and the Smooth Sailors capturing wins, the task became that much harder. The Bramabulls had to fight playing from-behind most of the night unable to force an equalizer. The Capitals did an excellent job controlling the pace their way while getting some balanced scoring. The winner came off the blade of T.Bertin by the eight minute mark of the third period. That goal put the Capitals up 4-2 which was more than enough time to hang on for the win.
(4)Smooth Sailors vs Legacy(3)
M.Testolina & N.Cordileone leads surging comeback for 4-3 win over Legacy
Legacy played well for all but one out of six periods in their double header night. Maybe it was a question of some tired legs as the damage occurred only in the final frame. The Smooth Sailors upped their gear in large part due to M.Testolina and N.Cordileone’s clicking effect as both players proved too be too much for the opposition. Both players were involved in all three third period goals combining for six points. J.Belzile did tie the game for Legacy but that only lasted two minutes as M.Testolina responded with the winner. The win was extremely satisfying for the Smooth Sailors who can now breathe a little with a comfortable gap over last place.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of Legacy. His three goals and two assists helped his club collect a nice win over the first place Communists.
Monday February 27
(5)Red Lite vs Ultimate Hockey(2)
Ultimate Hockey collapse in third giving up 3 quick goals
Red Lite scored three goals in less than two minutes of the third period to break a 2-2 tie and roll to a 5-2 victory over the Ultimate Hockey. Everyone in the ball hockey world know that the Red Lite are loaded with talent as they still managed to get it done with only three spares to their bench. The Ultimate Hockey failed to take advantage of the situation, instead got stunned in a very short period of time. P.DiGiacomo cracked the barrier, J.Provost-Blais doubled the lead and K.Kuczmarski put the final dagger with his second goal and fourth point of the contest. On two occasions, the Ultimate Hockey found a way to grab the lead but weren’t able to hang on long enough. Red Lite responded eight seconds later on the first goal and less than two minutes on the second goal before taking over by the third period.
(5)Team Haiti vs United Armenians(1)
Five different goals scorers lead Team Haiti to 5-1 win over Arms
Team Haiti got scoring efforts by five different players and surrendered their only tally courtesy of a United Armenians power play opportunity. M.Batri took advantage of the five man unit to cut the lead in half. And while their seemed to be some sort of momentum going on, Team Haiti put it at a halt by bagging a late period goal. Team Haiti may have had five different players score, but H.Merone had a major hand in most of them. The forward scored once while setting up three teammates. J.Benel got credited the winner with an early second period power play marker. This came as Team Haiti’s only second win of the season with coming against the very same United Armenians.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Hendrix Merone of Team Haiti. After getting his club on board, H.Merone went on to set up three other teammates to finish with four points.
Monday February 27
1 Timer striker P-A Surprenant stuns everyone with 4 goals in six minutes
It’s fair to say that P-A Surprenant made an impact on Monday night against the 23rd Hour. The prolific goal scorer put on an unprecedented six minute scoring barrage. Starting at the three minute mark of the opening frame, the 1 Timer’s forward nodded an impressive four goals to leave his club strolling to a 5-2 win. C.Gagnon-Ethier and C-T Perrault collected two assists and J-F Gagnon capped off the opening contest with a late marker. The second match didn’t slow down for P-A Surprenant by any means. The only difference was that he decided to help create the offence by setting up four tallies in what became a lopsided affair. T.Daigneault benefited twice-from his linemate who went on to complete a hat trick while J-G Gagnon did the exact same thing netting three goals that included a pair of assists -from the very same Surprenant. There wasn’t much the 1 Timer did wrong on this night dominating most aspects of the game. F.Koch allowed only two goals in both encounters after facing a total of 20 shots. C-P Sleedge provided the little offence by the 23rd Hour with both goals in the 9-2 loss.
(2)23rd Hour vs 1 Timer(5)
(9)1 Timer vs 23rd Hour(2)
Venom down Team X twice, including buzzer beater with 0.5 seconds remaining
In a much happier ending, Venom led by E.Girouard’s last second goal sucked the life out of Team X with a crushing loss. Down for most of the game, Team X overcame a 3-1 deficit and was surely headed for the shootout up until E.Girouard tipped in a perfect feed by M.Dalpe. Team X knew that they missed out on capturing some points with a very short bench. That bitter end proved to be costly in the second encounter as Venom simply out worked a more tired bunch. In the span of only four minutes, Team X found themselves in a deeper hole, this time trailing 3-0.K.Araujo,J.Quesnel-Vinet and J.Parisella each had two points and R.Ranieri made some key saves limiting Team X to only a power play goal.
(3)Team X vs Venom(4)
(4)Venom vs Team X(1)
Punishers ride high octane offence in both encounters with Jokers
Unless you play a determined defensive styled game along with exceptional goaltending, than there won’t be much of a chance to defeat a team like the Punishers. Led by both their defense and explosive attack up front, the Punishers will score and continue to score just like they have been doing all season. Tonight, the Jokers fell victims giving up a total of 16 goals in both games. The first match saw D.Ruiz lead the charge with three goals while his captain J.Fidrilis and J.Hurtubise buried two goals apiece. The Jokers held their own in the opening frame but couldn’t keep up by the second period allowing four unanswered goals. In hopes of putting up a better challenge in the second match, things only got worse for the Jokers falling behind 5-1 barley ten minutes into the game. C.Gingras posted two tallies during that span as the only player to score twice out of the seven goals. The Jokers knew they were entering a difficult night without some of their key players. They did manage a good finish by drawing 2-2 in the second period with the help of J.Blouin’s two goals.
(9)Punishers vs Jokers(2)
(3)Jokers vs Punishers(7)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-A Surprenant of the 1 Timer. What more can any teammate ask-from a player that posted a total of five goals and four assists in only two games.
Sunday February 26
(9)Fatal Demons vs Hit List(3)
Hit List defense play soft in 9-3 loss to Fatal Demons
The Hit List hasn’t addressed their defensive woes as they allowed plenty once more this time against the Fatal Demons. The problem was that they couldn’t get much going up front like they usually do on most nights. The Fatal Demons like to suffocate their opponents and tonight it showed limiting a potent offense to only three goals. The charge was led by many players including two goals each by S.Koulieris and M.Chenier, and four helpers by K.Araujo. Each side played to a 2-2 second period draw which was as good as it got for the Hit List. L.Richard scored twice in the loss. The win places the Fatal Demons tied with the Hit List with six points but hold a game in hand.
(0)Les Immigrant vs Shockers(4)
M.Blackman has two goals, D.Bourque collects 20 save shutout
In the final minute of the first period, K.Simon scored and Les Immigrant knew they were in for a difficult night. The second period wasn’t much different with the Shockers adding to their lead. M.Blackman ignited two markers during the frame that included a power play goal. The only thing left over at that point was to see if D.Bourque would be able to cap off a perfect night. Indeed, the net minder found a way to deny all 20 shots his way giving nothing to a struggling opposition. Despite the loss, Les Immigrant limited a powerhouse that averaged 7.5 goals before this game to only four tallies. J.Zell did all he could to keep his club in it but couldn’t get some production in order to have a chance.
(4)Butchers vs Brew Crew(6)
Brew Crew survive late scare, hold off Butchers
After taking a big lead late in the second period, the Brew Crew relaxed a little and it almost cost them the game. Six different players scored, and M.Rheaume had a three point night to hold off a late surge by the Butchers, who scored twice very late to pull within one. That sequence allowed them to pull their net minder in hopes of tying the game with only 90 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out as D.Verta fed an empty cage with only 10 seconds remaining. The Butchers got two goals by S.Agostino that included one with the man advantage. With the win, the Brew Crew are in a three way battle only to trail the first place Red Nose by three points.
(11)Red Nose vs Team Sportek(2)
N.Delia’s 4-goal night extends Red Nose’s perfect streak
N.Delia’s four goal night (plus an assist) helped the Red Nose continue their dominance in the E Sunday division. While the game was completely one sided, the Red Nose never let go of the gas pedal posting plenty of goals in every period. M.Latreille and C.Gingras notched two goals each with Gingras adding three helpers. He didn’t score but M.Bourassa was behind making four goals happen. Team Sportek got their lone tallies by A.Gauthier Wells and S.Dagenais as the only two players to figure out S.Morante. It’s now the mid way point of the regular season and the Red Nose couldn’t ask for a better start with a 5-0 record. The question now becomes can they duplicate the same results as more and more teams will aim to gun them down?
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nicola Delia of Red Nose. The natural sniper posted four goals and an assist to help continue a good thing for the division leaders.
Friday February 24
(3)Devil Dawgz vs Hawks(6)
5 unanswered goals lift Hawks to win
E.Colella riffled a hat trick, D.Galloro nodded a pair and the Devil Dawgz watched a 3-1 lead slip away. On two occasions, D.Galloro scored on wrap around plays that took goaltender S.Sauk by complete surprise. The second one came late in the second period that deflated the Devil Dawgz who couldn’t respond in the final frame. Then E.Colella scored twice to complete his hat trick as part of a four point night. The Devil Dawgz were by far the better of the two sides in the opening 15 minutes and could have easily ran up the score if not for P.Assadi’s brilliant saves. Unfortunately things started to change just passed the mid way mark of the game where the Hawks took over with five straight tallies.
(9)HBHA Seniors vs Stones(1)
HBHA Seniors dominate Stones in 9-1 blow out
The celebrations are starting to lose its luster for the HBHA Seniors as tonight was just another day at the office for the current champs. They’re winning games that aren’t even close. Apart-from a first period 1-1 tie, the rest of the match wasn’t even comparable. The HBHA Seniors took over posting four second and third period goals without any response. T.Angelis took the torch in this contest with three markers while T.Koutlis fell next in line bagging two goals. C.Stavriadis didn’t get much action but still limited the opposition to only goal. Of course that player to beat him was no other than T.Settino who continues to produce on a regular basis. After five games in, the question now becomes will anybody in the division beat this squad.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tony Angelis of the HBHA Seniors. His three goals led all players in what was a lopsided 9-1 score versus the Stones.
Thursday February 23
(5)Legacy vs Left Wings(2)
D.Bertrand picks up hat trick for Legacy, Left Wings searching for answers
N.Sotiropoulos called his team out but still no results as the Left Wings are getting desperate for points. They did battle back after a 3-0 hole but you are only playing with fire when trailing by so much. Legacy eventually pulled away by the third period with the help of D.Bertrand’s second and third goal of the game. S.Sacco and P.Assadi also scored in the win, and M.Dagenais was rock solid except for a 90 second spurt when D.Provost-Jarry and S.Lincourt each scored for the Left Wings. It’s now time for N.Sotiropoulos to figure out the X’s and O’s if he plans on getting his club in with five games left to go. The bottom feeders are now six points behind Legacy and the Northstars for that last playoff spot.
(2)Northstars vs Icons(7)
Well oiled Icons remain untouched
After defeating the Northstars by a landslide, the Icons have completed a perfect first cycle with wins against every other club in the division. Two of those victories were by large margins including this one versus the Northstars. As much as the players deserve all the credit for executing, coaching can’t be forgotten in the equation. P.Chiotis also known as Icon, has everyone rolling on the same page. The coach makes sure to get his troops prepared every game showing up with plenty of players and following a game plan that works game in and game out. In tonight’s case, they stayed out of the box and got plenty of balanced scoring. C.Stamadianos was the only player to tally twice while C.Gingras and N.Gilbert had the most points with three apiece.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dominic Bertrand of Legacy. Still showing he’s got it, the number 88 scored one of his many hat tricks in a 5-2 win over the Left Wings.
Thursday February 23
(4)SBS Trashers vs P.E.Y.O(6) E1
SBS Trashers winless run reaches five straight
The SBS Trashers failed to win for a fifth consecutive game this time falling to the hands of the P.E.Y.O. Apart-from a few slip ups, the Trashers are keeping it close every game but can’t seem to get that extra something needed for some positive results. Tonight’s game got decided towards the latter stages with the P.E.Y.O scoring late in the second period while winning the final frame 2-1.B.Deslauriers notched goals in very period for his sixth goal and thirteenth point of the season. J.Courteau collected three points and S.Morante dressed for the first time earning the win in net.
(5)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(5) E1 S.O
Deadlast battle back to forge 5-5 tie
Despite leading twice by two goals, the Bramabulls were unable to protect it long enough. Deadlast had to play catch up for most of the night but eventually got their by dictating the pace for long stretches. In the end, the hard work paid off as S.Simitsakos and G.Lallis each tallied late to force the sudden death frame. Neither side were able to get it done in overtime nor the shootout as both goaltenders came up sharp denying two of three breakaway attempts. The Bramabulls got a big night by their veteran P.Charbonneau who was always the right place notching three straight goals. As for Deadlast, S.Simitsakos was very productive netting two goals while setting up E.Skafidas. This was the second encounter between the two sides with Deadlast man handling the Bramabulls 7-1 in the season opener.
(4)Street Ballers vs Underdogs(1) E2
Street Ballers top Underdogs to snap four-game losing streak
The Street Ballers stopped the slide on Thursday night and it couldn’t have come soon enough. The struggling side needed a boost of confidence after struggling to get in the win column, so maybe this win can help them get on the right track with half a season remaining. E.Garon broke a 1-1 tie late in the first period and S.Sauk had one of his better nights going flawless the rest of the way. M.Beaudry collected his second assist on J.Furtado’s power play goal to provide a two goal cushion towards the end of the second period. Then, just to make sure that things would remain secure, J.Morin widened the gap with his third point which proved to be more than enough for a squad in need of points.
(5)French Connection vs UHC(6) E2 O.T
Close comeback effort falls short for the French Connection
The French Connection staged a remarkable third period comeback but ultimately fell shorts in the end. J.Farrese was behind the madness as the solid centre man scored two goals with less than a minute remaining in regulation time. At that point, the UHC may have bent but didn’t break as they redeemed themselves just three minutes later when N.Gikas used a nifty move to get the better of F.Gaudet-Peloquin. S.Arcaro sparked the UHC with their first two goals including one shorthanded. The French Connection looked to be out of gas after two periods being down 5-2, but that wasn’t the case largely due to J.Farrese’s outstanding performance. The French Connection forward was incredibly dominant controlling most of the play that ultimately resulted in a four point night.
(7)Eagles vs Mohicans(6) E2 O.T
Eagles use big third period before notching OT winner
Trailing 6-4 after two periods, the Eagles weren’t done yet as they fought back with two unanswered goals to force the overtime period. Those tallies occurred only seconds apart thanks to T.Daigneault and D.Limoge. For two periods, the Mohicans had no issues scoring but found themselves hitting a wall everytime they shot towards B.Gandolfo. The net minder had a stellar third period which enabled his club to battle back and eventually win it when R.Verrillo struck in overtime. The Eagles just grabbed two big points in a standings that is very congested.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Roberto Verrillo of the Eagles. With points so crucial to the standings, R.Verrillo couldn’t have struck at a better time providing the OT winner in a wild 7-6 affair with the Mohicans.
Last weekend, Montreal hosted the ISBHF AGM (International Street and Ball Hockey Federation)
Here are some key highlights:
1_ The most ever ISBHF Attendees – 24! And 5 more by Skype.2_ The filling of two key Committees: our 'new look' Technical Committee and Sport Accord Committee.3_ The creation of new ISBHF Championships at the World Junior Level and a NEW ‘3 on 3’ Tournament that will be held in Canada in 2018 to inspire new and experienced ball hockey players!4_ The awarding of all 2018 Championship events!
5 on 5 Championships - U18-U20 World Junior Championships – Canada - U16 Continental Euro Championships – Czech Republic - U16 Continental North American Championships – Canada / USA - World Masters – United States - Asian Cup – Hong Kong 3 on 3 Championships - Euro Open Invitational - Slovakia - North American Open Invitational - Canada 5_ A key presentation on the ISBHF Marketing Strategy for 2017 & beyond.6_ 2016 International Awards - International player of the year – Co Winners : Martel Czibik (U20- SLO) and Nathan Yetman (U20-CAN) - International/National Development Award – Gabi Missakian, Armenia - Robert Mueller Memorial Award – Steve Posavec, Canada7_ And by the far the most symbolic:The first ever African nation accepted to the family: Cameroon! ‘The representative of Ball Hockey in Africa’ Mr. Jean Serge presented and was accepted to the ISBHF family. Congratulations!A full summary of the ISBHF AGM will be in the ISBHF Newsletter for March!"
(3) Underdogs vs Trappers(5)
The Trappers keep proving they belong in the D. As the Trappers got on the board to tie the game back right after the Underdogs took the lead. There was no turning around as S. Richer notched his second goal to put his club up. The Underdogs tried a late comeback but it was to late as M. Gratton shut down the door the rest of the way to secure the win.
(7) Punishers vs Armadillos(4)
The Armadillosshowed up for the first period getting a comfortable two goal lead. But the Punishers are one team you can never count out, as the team fought back to get the win. J. Fidrilis lead by example scoring the game tying goal and notched his second early in the third. The intense rivalry against these two teams keeps growing as every encounter has his own storyline.
(3) Dragons vs Fat Roy(4)
As both teams played to a dead even tie to end the first period, the game was left wide open for one of the two teams to take control. The power play proved to be a game changer in this one as Fat Roy took advantage of their opportunities to take a comfortable lead midway through the third. The Dragons decided to make the game interesting scoring two late goals with a bit less than a minute and a half remaining. Their valiant effort was cut short as the final buzzer went off.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Fridilis of the Punishers. His two goals and leadership skills helped turn around a crucial game for the top of the standings.
Wednesday February 22
Raging Rhinos (8) VS H.C. Inter (6)
A short bench did not help H.C. Inters case
H.C. Inter started the game off strong getting two early leads in the first period. As the game wore on, the Raging Rhinos utilized their bench to the fullest to take control of the game and carry a one goal lead until the end of the game. T. Georgaros scored his second goal of the game to seal the win for his side with less than 30 seconds to play.
Gladiateurs (5) VS Les Raymonds (9)
Les Raymonds brought their offensive skill set tonight scoring in bunches
Both teams were evenly matched for the first period, keeping each other tight on the scoreboard. Les Raymonds showed up to play tonight scoring fours goals in the second period to take a commanding lead. The Gladiateurs has no answer to the offensive power Les Raymonds showed tonight. T. Spano did everything he could on the back end, by playing a solid defensive game, scoring a goal, and setting up three other teammates.
Hellfish (7) VS Primetime (4)
A solid second period by Hellfish proves to be the difference in this one
The game saw to teams start battling right from the start as each team exchanged goals in the first period. As the second period started, a completely new Hellfish team emerged scoring three unanswered goals in the second half of the period. M. Chartrand carried most the load for his club scoring two goals and setting up two teammates. While on the other side C. Flikas cannot be disappointed of his own effort as he had a helping hand on every single goal his club scored.
Bolts (2) VS Spartans (12)
Bolts get struck too many times
Barely a period went by and this match was already over. T. Oliveira and A. Franceshini led the offensive outburst scoring two goals each. The Spartans weren’t done yet continuing their fireworks on the scoreboard. P. Savino went on his rampage passed the mid way point of the game bagging a hat trick. The Bolts finally found the back of the net midway through the second period as A. Kobayati and E. Felesakis were the sole players to solve M.Chamoun.
Reapers (5) VS United Arms (2)
With first place up for grabs, United Arms slip in standings
With first place, up for grabs the United Arms clearly did not show up to play tonight. From the start of the game the Reapers dictated the pace of the game. A. Simon and PJ Gauthier each scored Two goals a piece to produce most the scoring for their club. The only bright spot in the game is the power play for the Arms as both their goals came on the man advantage.
Horsemen (7) VS Black Venom (5)
Horsemen climb the standings
A good start is all that the Horsemen needed in this game and that’s exactly what they got by T. Mader. As the forward started off by scoring the first goal of the game he also got the last laugh, scoring the last one as well. Black Venom on their side also played a solid game but will need to limit the opposition to have better opportunities to win games. B. Deslauriers and K. Araujo keep being forces to be aware of as each player was able to score two goals for Black Venom.
Latin Blue (11) VS RBK Knights (4)
A constant flow of offence leads the way
Latin Blue had the courtesy of a constant flow of offence tonight, scoring multiple goals in each period. From the first drop until the final buzzer, the team put in 110% to take down their opponent. G Cerroni was solid for his club by scoring his hat trick early in the third period. While on the other side V. Mancini and S. Katerelos were the sole players with a multi point games. The entire RBK Knight team will need to be accountable for moving forward if they wish to be successful this season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ted Georgaros of the Raging Rhinos. The forward scored an important goal early on in the game and was able to seal the win for his club by scoring an insurance marker with less than a minute to go.
Tuesday February 21
(5) Communists vs Bramabulls(4) S.O
Communists rally to take away crucial points of Bramabulls
The Bramabulls showed their desperation for putting together their best performance of the season so far, but that only lasted for half the game. Up 3-0, A.DiPerna saw some light at the end of the tunnel with his club posting three straight markers while getting exceptional goaltending by G.Follano. But in the flash of only 17 seconds, the Communists came knocking with two very quick goals. The third period wasn’t any better as J.Provost-Blais scored twice that included the equalizer on the power play. With overtime settling nothing, each side tried to get it done in the shootout. Unfortunately for the Bramabulls, J.Vrettis denied both players his way. The Communists won it courtesy of J.Provost-Blais, who once again came to hurt his opponent. The Bramabulls aren’t too pleased with where they sit in the standings. That being said, they did nearly defeat the first place team that has only one loss in six games.
(4)Capitals vs Legacy(2)
Capitals build 4-0 lead, hang on for 4-2 win
Spearheaded by a 4-0 third period lead, the Capitals kept Legacy in check for most of the night. The only time they got on board was as of the ten minute mark of the third period. P.Assadi grinned knowing that he took away J.Beaudry’s potential shutout. The Capitals balanced their scoring getting a power play goal courtesy of P.Gendron and the game winner by M.Tremblay. The win places them in second place with a 3-1 record with their only loss coming to the Bramabulls.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Beaudry of the Capitals. The net minder played a near perfect game allowing only two late goals.
Monday February 20
J-F Gagnon rescues 1 Timer with two power play goals after drawing in the opening contest
The 1 Timer got off to a strong start in the first period, as P-A Surprenant scored twice to give his club a 3-1 lead. Carnage eventually responded by the second with a pair of tallies that included the equalizer with J.Bourlakos’s third point of the game. The next stage came down to the goaltenders making the difference. Each side sent three players in the shootout that saw both B.Madonis of Carnage and F.Koch of the 1 Timer deny two out of the three attempts. The second contest was nearly as close as the first one but this time the 1 Timer found a way to edge out their opponent. The turning point was due to the special teams. On three power play chances, the 1 Timer made sure to seize the opportunities. J-F Gagnon had both goals on the power play as part of a three point performance. Carnage did pull within one courtesy of J.DiMarco but that goal came with only 20 seconds left in the game.
(4)Carnage vs 1 Timer(4) S.O
(4)1 Timer vs Carnage(3)
Even though the 23rd Hour may have dropped a shootout decision in the opening contest, P.Salvo and his troops were extremely pleased with their overall Monday night performance. Each side played to a 2-2 tie after one period before going on a scoring drought the rest of the way. With the goaltenders stepping it up, only a shootout would have determined who would prevail. Unfortunately for D.Mucciardi and the 23rd Hour, L.Verdon found enough space to beat the net minder and grab the victory. On the other side of the court, J-F Simard recorded the win allowing only two goals by the very same M.El-Aintabli. The second match started off similar to the opening contest, at least in the first period as both sides traded a goal apiece. But it was by the second frame that this game tilted in one direction. The 23rd Hour simply out worked and out played Les Yables resulting in four goals. J-F Nadeau and C-P ledge each scored twice and D.Mucciardi was stellar enabling his club to play with the lead. The 23rd Hour collected four big points against a team that looks to be one of the front runners of the division.
(2)23rd Hour vs Yables(3) S.O
(2)Yables vs 23rdHour(5)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Mucciardi of the 23rd Hour. The goaltender was sharp against a potent offence helping his club collect four crucial points to the standings.
Tuesday February 21
Punishers carry momentum after late win
The Punishers came out slow against Venom, but rallied for three goals in the second period to sneak out the tight win. They did get help after Venom took back to back penalties .A.Centis and M.Baccari each scored with the man advantage right before C.Gingras gave his club their first lead of the game. Gingras scored with only two minutes remaining securing the come from-behind victory. The second contest didn’t start the same for the Punishers as they carried their momentum right away. Once again, C.Gingras sparked his club with the help of D.Ruiz as both players were part of setting up the first two goals. Just like in the previous match, Venom kept it close and hung in there but only until the mid way point of the second period. It was at that moment that the Punishers pulled away netting three goals in only four minutes. A.Centis set up Gingras and J.Hurtubise while M.Baccari scored the other with the help of K.Tsoukalas. Despite dropping both games, Venom put up a real good challenge without their prolific goals scorers in B.Deslauriers and J.Courteau.
(3)Punishers vs Venom(2)
(3)Venom vs Punishers (6)
Monday February 20
(5)HBHA vs United Armenians(0)
Pitsikoulis’s hat trick, Vrettis shutout leads HBHA over United Armenians
N.Pitsikoulis recorded a hat trick and J.Vrettis stopped all 18 shots he faced as the HBHA beat the United Armenians 5-0 on Monday night. This result gives the HBHA their sixth win in their last seven games. The United Armenians found themselves trailing early with things only getting worse by the end of the frame. The HBHA built a comfortable 4-0 lead by then and simply played the rest of the game to their liking. N.Pitsikoulis completed his hat trick by the ten minute mark of the second period coming on the power play.
(3)Ultimate Hockey vs Black Knights(4) O.T
Black Knights eeks out overtime win over Ultimate Hockey
Neither side expected such a wild finish to the game. For over 39 minutes both teams scored a mere one goal which could have only suggested that the next one was going to decide it. But for whatever reason, four went in the last six minutes as each side exchanged two each before entering the overtime period. At that point it felt like whoever was going to shoot next would surely win it. In this case, that player was A.Desrosiers of the Black Knights as the forward was at the right place at the right time. M-A Trudeau took a slap shot and Desroisers was there to deviate the ball into the net. Four different players scored for the Black Knights while C.Plaisir tallied twice for the Ultimate Hockey. If there’s such a thing as a good loss this will be one of them as the Ultimate Hockey know they were inches away to defeating the Black Knights.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Desrosiers of the Black Knights. The Black Knights forward ended what was a wild finish to the game by posting the overtime winner versus the Ultimate Hockey.
Sunday February 19
(0)Team Sportek vs Shockers(10)
Captain leads the way, J.Blackman collects 6 points
J.Blackman led the way with six points including a hat trick and D.Bourque had no problems collecting a shutout as the rampaging Shockers cruised to a 10-0 blowout over Team Sportek. The win was the third in only four games for the Shockers who strung together three straight after dropping their season opener to the Brew Crew. T.Salberg and M.Blackman almost certainly were going to be involved as both players tallied twice. The night ended earlier than usual for both sides due to the ten goal mercy rule. The Shockers bagged their tenth goal just prior to the end of the second period to put an end to the game.
(12)Red Nose vs Hit List(11)
Red Nose edge out Hit List in what looked like an all star game
Well, this was quite the game. Although most people would have expected a few goals considering each team’s defense corps, but it’s hard to nail down a 12-11 prediction. In the first half of the game, it didn’t look so good for the Red Nose having to play with a major deficit. But the Red Nose did answer and in a big way as the match went on. The red machine scored eight times in the second portion of the match and managed a 12-8 lead before the Hit List attempted their comeback with three straight markers. It was inevitable that N.Delia would have nodded at least three goals out of the twelve that went in. The Red Nose also had M.Latreille match his teammates goal production while C.Gingras and S.Aubertin each tallied twice. As for the Hit List, it’s in their DNA to play these types of games. The good news is that they can score despite the outcomes. J-F Huppe and J.Daoust had three goal performances while D.Corbeil and L.Richard bagged a pair.
(1)Les Immigrant vs Brew Crew(9)
High scoring second half powers Brew Crew past Immigrant
After a close battle for nearly half the game, the Brew Crew took over, running up the score with four goals in both the second and third periods. D.Verta continues to shine as the Brew Crew forward set up his clubs first two tallies before finding the back of the net on three occasions. L.Verta notched the Brew Crew’s second goal to provide a 3-1 lead just prior to the mid way point of the match. It was at that point on that Les Immigrants were unable to keep up with their opponent. The only bright moment occurred when A.Henzi struck early on the power play to solve C.Muccino for the first and only time in the game.
(3)Fatal Demons vs Butchers (6)
D.Ruiz leads Butchers to first win of season
D.Ruiz made an immediate impact as the new addition riffled a hat trick to help put the Butchers in the win column. The win came with the help of a few new players dressing for the first time. One, being their net minder N.Mackeen,who faced close to 30 shots. C.Maltese played a vital role as well sparking the opening goal while capping off the night with a late marker. The Butchers couldn’t have asked for a better result, especially after trailing towards the end of the second period for the character win. The Fatal Demons got two goals by Marco Diaco and played well for two periods up until melting down by the third.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dylan Ruiz of the Butchers. The new addition powered a hat trick in a 6-3 win over the Fatal Demons.
Friday February 17
(8)HBHA Seniors vs Hawks(2)
Sloppy Hawks give up two Shorty’s
The HBHA Seniors scored shorthanded goals under two minutes apart which took away any sort of life for the Hawks. In order for the Hawks to have any chance to defeat last season’s champs, tonight wasn’t the way to go. The back breaker occurred late in the second period when J.Bolanakis riffled a hard rocket to fool P.Assadi very low. That tally put the HBHA Seniors up 4-2, and it didn’t stop there as they showed no pity to a deflated side. Already with a shorthanded goal, D.Andrade’s night wasn’t down just yet. The centreman added three more markers to finish with half of his teams goals. This is their fourth straight win, and unless someone puts forth a perfect game, the HBHA Seniors won’t be losing much this season or not at all.
(4)Devil Dawgz vs Stones(3)
B.Pereira hat trick pushes Devil Dawgz past Stones
Striker B.Pereira lights it up with another three goal performance for the Devil Dawgz. His winner came at the eleven minute mark of the second period giving his club a 4-2 lead with plenty of time left over. In attempts to battle back, the Stones only pulled within one with 90 seconds remaining, proving to be a little too late. Just like the Devil Dawgz, the Stones saw their go to guy bury much of the burden. T.Settino posted all three goals in the loss as the offensive struggles continue for the 0-4 Stones. Out of their twelve goals scored this season, T.Settino has eight of them. If the Stones can find a way to clone their ringer than things would surely turn around. But with biology progressing, the time still isn’t there for a duplicate. The Stones will need to look in other areas to find some help up front.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Brian Pereira of the Devil Dawgz. In a close 4-3 battle vs the Stones, the sniper provided three out of the four goals.
2017 Winter classic, Premier vs C division
The annual display of some of the finest ball hockey players featured plenty of skill and offence in the sixth edition of the winter classic on Saturday night. The event had the Premier (A & B divisions) take on the C division. Both teams played like the game meant something as they valued ball possession over trying to be too fancy. Unfortunteley for the C side, it wasn’t nearly what they had hoped for. When you have players like Carl Ghilarducci , Phil DiGiacomo, Charles Plaisir , S.Sacco and company just to name a few coming at you, one can only hold on to dear life in hopes of surviving. Despite it all, the C side fared well enough getting four goals. M.Champgane, representing the Capitals was involved in all four tallies that included three assists. As for the Premier side, C.Plaisir felt like he was playing pond hockey as the Team Haiti rep scored at will. Plaisir riffled four goals in only twelve minutes. Nick Sbarra stood tall behind the C division bench with a game plan that not even Mike Babcock would have had much of a chance with. If players such as Payam Assadi can hit the net once in a while then maybe the score would have been a little more respectable. Payam Shot twice during the hardest shot competition that would have missed a soccer net. In the end, the players had fun and demonstrated how well they displayed their talents. Prior to the game, each player along with the net minders showed off some of their finest skills in the four competitions. Here is a summary of the 4 events:
Most accurate shooter: Charles Plaisir 4/7 targets
Best wrist shot : George Vouloumanos 3/5 wins tie breaker vs Thomas Karasek
Best goaltender in wrist shot competition: Sandro Morante
Hardest shot: Carl Ghilarducci heat seeking missile of 103 mph
Breakaway challenge: Carl Ghilarducci
Best goaltender (breakaway competition) Midwin Dorismond
Premier division Roster:
Midwin Dorismond G
C Division Roster:
Scott Sauk G
Sandro Morante G
11 Premier division C division 4
Note: go to media on our site Hockeyballe.com to see pictures of the event. The pictures will be put up shortly
Thursday February 16
(7)Mohicans vs French Connection(4) E2
Mohicans Thierry Lord shreds French Connection with four goals
With his team needing a spark, T.Lord came through with a memorable game bagging four goals and two assists on Thursday night.The star forward added his fourth goal and second assist with just two minutes remaining to finish off an electrifying night. The French Connection weren’t let down with their go to guy J.Farrese, who had a similar performance netting a hat trick while setting up J-F Belanger. J.Vinet contributed in the win posting two third period goals. The Mohicans simply won this battle by outlasting an older side with three late markers.
(2)Werewolves vs Deadlast(3) E1
Werewolves rally falls short to Deadlast
If not for a disorganized start, the Werewolves may have had a different outcome. But with net minder P.Turturici late for duty, Deadlast seized the opportunity with a power play goal. C.Zafiropoulos just kept his blade on the ground to re direct a perfect feed by C.Chirola. That was the first of two for the captain who keeps showing how effective he is in front of the net. After falling behind by a wide gap, the Werewolves finally got on board with a tip in goal by V.Miraldo. The Werewolves d-man wasn’t done yet as he added a second power play marker to pull within one. Unfortunately, time became the Werewolves worse enemy, and Deadlast was able to hold off a nail biter.
(7)Bramabulls vs P.E.Y.O(6) E1
D.Verta’s soft hands lead Bramabulls to wild 7-6 shootout win
S.Brown may have felt sluggish but the net minder still gave the P.E.Y.O a great chance to win the game. The problem was that the Bramabulls weren’t interested in ever giving up. The luxury of rolling three lines led to a pair of third period markers that eventually got decided in the shootout. It was only fitting that D.Verta was one of many options by A.DiPerna to take a breakaway. D.Verta tallied twice during the match while scoring the lone shootout marker. His fake gave little chance for S.Brown as the crafty forward made him move just enough to squeeze the ball between his legs on the back hand. Despite the amount of goals that went in, both net minders stayed on top of their game. Each side has plenty of fire power which can only suggest for a high scoring affair. G.Follano’s biggest moment came in the shootout as the Bramabulls net minder denied all three attempts by the P.E.Y.O. In addition to the win, B.Sansotta was key providing two goals and an assist.
(2)Underdogs vs UHC(3) E2
Underdogs surrender two power play goals, UHC extend winning streak
Special teams were the difference in this contest as the UHC connected twice with the man advantage to hand the Underdogs a slight 3-2 loss. That sequence happened only seconds apart with J-F Aumais and K.Fiore each scoring for a 3-0 lead. But the Underdogs didn’t get too rattled by responding only a few minutes later courtesy of A.Sayed. Then, M.Habib scored early in the third period and all of a sudden this game was far fromm being over. As much as the Underdogs had a chance to level, J.Sanoudakis had other plans remaining exceptionally sharp between the pipes. The net minder faced 27 shots to help lead his club to a perfect 4-0 start to the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Thierry Lord of the Mohicans. Unable to be contained, T.Lord had his way with the French Connection collecting six points that included four goals.
This year, Pardubice (Czech Republic) will be the host of the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships.
The event will take place from June 1-11 and it will be your chance to see the best men and women ball hockey teams in action!
To know all the details, please visit http://pardubice2017.com.
Wednesday February 15
(4)United Arms vs Gladiateurs(3)
Y.Derohannessian helps United Arms complete comeback
Y.Derohannessian scored the tying goal and added an insurance marker in the third period to help rally his club past Les Gladiateurs. For two straight periods, les Gladiateurs felt fine with their slight lead against a team like the United Arms. Unfortunately, a third period meltdown shifted the game in the other direction. The United Arms found their magic providing three goals in only six and a half minutes. R.Kenadjian stood tall stopping 29 of 31 shots. The win puts the United Arms alone in first place with a 4-1 record.
(6)Hellfish vs Les Raymonds(3)
Hellfish defeat Les Raymonds behind three power play goals
The Hellfish were off to the races early posting four first period goals, protecting their goalie B.Verducci for nearly two full periods before giving up their first tally. After that commanding lead, the Hellfish went dry keeping the game idle up until the six minute mark of the third period when they riffled their third power play goal. W.Blanc helped set up three straight markers while M.Revolorio struck twice as the only multi goal scorer of the contest. It came in a losing cause but J.Lafortune did more than his share setting up all three goals for Les Raymonds.
(3)Raging Rhinos vs Black Venom(10)
Black Venom crushes Rhinos for top spot of F2 division
The goals came and they came often as Black Venom toppled the Raging Rhinos in what was a disappointing match. Both clubs sit high in the standings, but the Black Venom showed why they are deserving of top spot after putting forth a lopsided performance. Naturally, B.Deslauriers will get involved, especially when his club nods ten goals. The power forward led the way bagging a hat trick with goals in every period. The Black Venom also had J.Quesnel-Vinet and A.Jalilvand go to work as both players each scored twice. In every single period, the Raging Rhinos lost the battle by at least a pair of goals with nothing go right their way.
(3)Fat Cats vs HC Inter(6)
P-L Poirier hat trick, six points power HC Inter over the Fat Cats
Give him the ball and something will surely happen. P-L Poirier looked to be in a league of his own as the HC Inter forward was too much to handle for the Fat Cats defence. Poirier made the best with every situation providing three helpers before posting three straight goals for a hat trick. Each side kept if close in the first half of the game with the score levelled at two goals apiece. Then, the tides shifted in only one direction with the HC Inter taking over the contest with four of the next five goals. The win did come with the help of J-L Pietroniro, who held the fort in net allowing one goal per frame. The only positive that the Fat Cats will take was the fact of netting two power play goals by S.Hrivnak and J.Guerriero.
(3)Reapers vs Latin Blue(4)
Two streaks end, Latin Blue celebrate first win of the season
Prior to the game, the odds makers would have surely favoured the 3-0 Reapers against a Latin Blue side that has yet to capture a win. But that didn’t discourage the veteran side to compete in what was a full out 45 minute effort. After another bad start to the night giving up two power play goals, the Latin Blue made the necessary adjustments to avoid an embarrassing start to the season. The turning point occurred in the second period in a short span of only two minutes. Led by their captain, E.Medrano tied the game right before A.Arcoraci gave the Latin Blue their first lead of the night. That goal came just passed the mid way point of the match. With still plenty of time to answer the bell, the Reapers found themselves snake bitten unable to solve F.Vigliotti anymore. The net minder frustrated his opponents over and over denying every ball for over two periods. The Latin Blue finally ended a streak that they didn’t anticipate, and did it versus a club that had a remarkable start to the season.
(7)Horsemen vs Bolts(10)
Bolts outlast Horsemen with football score
It was a game that gave both goalie’s nightmares. Apart fromm putting the blame on the net minders, the defence also took a holiday in this battle. There was more than enough offense to go around with the Bolts outscoring the Horsemen by a touchdown and a field goal versus only one touchdown. With the game tied at three after one period, the Bolts broke it open by the second winning the frame 5-1.E.Felesakis may have notched the most important tally out of the seventeen that went in. His goal came shorthanded to put the Bolts up by three which just made the hill to high to climb for the Horsemen. The Bolts scored twice on the power play in addition to the short handed tally. E.Felesakis had the most goals with a hat trick for the Bolts while M.Chartrand did the same for the Horsemen.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pier Luc Poirier of HC Inter. In all six goals, the HC Inter forward had an involvement that included a hat trick.
The ISBHF Annual General Meeting will be hosted in Montreal this year!February 17-18, representatives from national associations will be at Hôtel Universel to discuss various topics including the upcoming Ball Hockey Championships in Pardubice.Countries represented will include : Armenia, Canada, France, Greece, Haiti, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Sunday February 12
(4)Red Nose vs Butchers (2)
Red Nose claim third straight win as only undefeated team
For a third straight game of the regular season, Red Nose has picked up a win, this time against the Butchers. Sunday night’s game was mostly led by Red Nose that never once trailed. Unsurprisingly, C.Gingras scored two of the four goals while setting up S.Laniel to get Red Nose on board. The Butchers got their spark when T.Karasek tallied shorthanded early in the second period to level the game at one goal apiece. In hopes of building on that goal, the Butchers struggled to get another. S.Morante held the fort as the net minder denied 24 of 26 shots to earn the win in net.
(0)Les Immigrant vs Fatal Demons(5)
K.Hrivnak gets shutout as Fatal Demons trample Les Immigrant 5-0
The Fatal Demons had no problems getting in the win column after a full 45 minute effort against Les Immigrant. The veteran side scored at least once in every frame with scoring efforts by five different players. Led by their captain, P.Santullo got his club on board to help set the pace. Les Immigrant kept it very close for nearly two full periods until S.Koulieris made it 3-0 before the end of the frame. That goal surely deflated any sort of hopes of a comeback, especially with K.Hrivnak between the pipes stopping every ball his way. The veteran net minder stopped 20 shots to earn a shutout and give his club their first win of the season.
(3)Team Sportek vs Brew Crew(5)
Team Sportek rally falls short in 5-3 loss to Brew Crew
Team Sportek fell short in their attempt to overcome a massive third period deficit. The Brew Crew did most of their homework in the first half of the game building a very comfortable 5-1 lead. S.Lodico had his hands involved in three of those goals by opening and closing the scoring for the Brew Crew. At that point, there wasn’t much going on, at least not in the goal scoring department. However, Team Sportek didn’t go down that easily with an eventual response of two quick tallies. That sequence still left half a period remaining, but the surge ended there. D.Vitale had a two goal night in the loss. C.Palermo got credited the winner while C.Muccino recoded the win in net giving the Brew Crew their second win in three games.
(8)Shockers vs Hit List(3)
T.Salberg nets hat trick, leads Shockers to 8-3 win
T.Salberg had another one of his usual performances, this time bagging a hat trick. The Shockers struck first and often throughout the entire match. J-L Trudeau was forced to work hard all game long facing plenty of high quality shots and scoring chances. The Hit List generally play a high octane style but tonight they felt tight up in the ropes against a quicker side. It was a match that they needed to adjust forehand by playing it tighter. The win also came with the help of T.Debonis’s two goals. The Hit List got their limited scoring done by L.Richard and Y.Laforest as both players combined for four points.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Troy Salberg of the Shockers. The forward nipped three goals in a decisive 8-3 win over the Hit List.
Friday February 10
(10)HBHA Seniors vs Devil Dawgz(0)
HBHA Seniors cruise for easy win over depleted line up
As both sides likely expected, there wasn’t much hope for a Devil Dawgz side with only two spares on their bench. In these types of situations, a team can only hold back and wait for their chances to come. But the HBHA Seniors found away to break down the barriers. After grabbing a 2-0 first period lead, the flood gates opened by the second portion of the match. T.Koutlis, his captain J.Kontitsis and D.Andrade each scored in the frame. All three players had multi goal games with D.Andrade leading the way for a hat trick. For the few times the Devil Dawgz touched the ball, F.Moshonas had to face barely 7 shots to earn an easy shutout. The HBHA Seniors just swept their first round defeating every opponent and will attempt to do the same next week as they face the Hawks in round two of the regular season.
(4)Stones vs Hawks(5) O.T
Hawks rally, stun Stones in comeback win
The Stones may have just felt the sensation of an 18-wheeler falling off a cliff. Up 4-1 nine minutes into the third period, the Stones seemed destine to grab their first win of the season. But with the Hawks battling hard, a stirring comeback turned into a total collapse. The Hawks reeled off three straight goals-including two without their net minder P.Assadi for an extra attacker to tie the game at four goals apiece. Then Q.Joseph scored three minutes into overtime for his second of the game to cap a miraculous 5-4 victory for a Hawks team that seemed to be on life support. The Stones couldn’t have played a better game keeping their opponent on the ropes. The loss came without their ringer T.Settino, who would have most definitely made things very complicated. Despite the unfortunate result, the Stones will grab plenty of positives knowing that they played well for nearly the entire match.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Quincy Joseph of the Hawks. The d-man not only opened the scoring for the Hawks, but provided the sudden death winner in an epic finish to the game.
Thursday February 9
(3)SBS Trashers vs Deadlast(7) E1
Winless Trashers fumbling way to terrible season start
Who would ever think that the SBS Trashers would go winless in their first four starts to the season. They just can’t seem to find a way and keep a full 45 minute effort going. In tonight’s case, they only got on board as of the late stages of the second period. By then, Deadlast was up 3-1 and things only got worse for the opposition. E.Skafidas led the way bagging a hat trick while C.Chirola notched a pair. Both players got some help as well fromm N.Gikas, who played the set up man assisting four times. Despite the slow start, the good news is that every team is within striking distance.
(3)Bramabulls vs Werewolves(2) E1
Ball with eyes, R.Sciortino launches hail Mary play
Shoot on net and you never know. With the game surely headed into overtime, R.Sciortino took a chance by sending the ball toward P.Turturici who had no idea where it landed. Unfortunately for him and the Werewolves, that desperation shot landed in back of the net with just over 2 seconds remaining on the clock. Apart fromm the dramatic finish, this contest was extremely close with both net minders on top of their game. P.Turturici was very solid just like his counterpart G.Follano facing over 20 shots apiece. The Werewolves actually led twice and gave up their only lead moments before the buzzer hit.
(8)French Connection vs Eagles(3) E2
French Connection power 8 goals in 8-3 rout of Eagles
Its only four games in, and the French Connection are having fun scoring goals. They already have 25 after defeating the Eagles by a wide margin of 8-3.P.Hargreaves was the catalyst providing half of his teams tallies while J.Farrese decided to set up four teammates. The French Connection spread out their offense with at least a pair of goals in every frame proving to be more than a handful for the Eagles. F.Gaudet-Peloquin captured the win after facing 30 shots and allowing a goal per period.
(2)Street Ballers vs UHC(4) E2
N.Gikas gets 3 points, UHC continue to strive
N.Gikas had two goals and an assist and the UHC continue to show why they should be the team to beat. They have often found themselves in the penalty box which isn’t the right way to go about things but nevertheless the end result was still there. The Street Ballers only capitalized once on a few occasions courtesy of M.Lapierre’s power play goal. The game winner came off the blade of S.Arcaro just passed the mid way point of the match. This result has both teams in opposite directions with the UHC sitting at 3-0 and the Street Ballers down in the cellar with a 0-4 record.
(2)Mohicans vs Underdogs(3) E2
Underdogs rally to edge out Mohicans
A big comeback win has the Underdogs posting a 2-1 record after storming back with three straight markers. Some of that effort was led by J.Abou-Sabha, who scored once while setting up M.Habib for the game winning goal. The Mohicans may look at themselves to blame for the loss. After grabbing a 2-0 lead, things fell apart with too many trips to the penalty box. It was at that point that the Underdogs smelled blood by netting two power play goals before the end of the second period. Then, with less than four minutes to go, M.Habib was at the right place to give his club their first lead of the night.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Evan Skafidas of Deadlast. In a five point effort versus the SBS Trashers, E.Skafidas notched a hat trick for a 7-3 win.
Thursday February 9
(5)Icons vs Left Wings(3)
Late power play goal provides winning edge as Icons nip Left Wings
After conceding their lead on three straight occasions, the Icons got it right when A.Stamiris riffled a slap shot for the winner with only one minute left on the clock. The Left Wings took an unfortunate tripping penalty late in the game that enabled the power play opportunity. The loss came as a heart break but the Left Wings didn’t have much time to lick their collective wounds as they had only an hour to wait for their next game. With the win, the Icons have yet to suffer a loss while the Left Wings are still trying to get in the points column.
(5)River Rats vs Legacy(2)
M.Crialese snaps tie, River Rats never looked back en route to 5-2 victory
Despite a second period surge with two goals, Legacy found themselves behind the eight ball when M.Crialese snapped a 2-2 second period tie. That goal led to another for the right hander which came just a minute before the River Rats added another insurance marker to seal the game. The River Rats had the better start up until squandering their two goal lead. Crialese snapped the tie with just 30 seconds left in the second period which set the tone the rest of the way. J.Palmitano, M.Argiris, M. Moukas, M.Dettorre and J.Morina each collected two points for the River Rats.
(4)Northstars vs Left Wings(1)
Left Wings fall twice in double header night
After dropping a heart breaker earlier on, the Left Wings couldn’t find their stride versus the Northstars. Although it was very close for most of the game, scoring only once just won’t cut it. The Northstars seized their moment with the man advantage when J.Crompton struck snapping a 1-1 tie. That was Crompton’s first of two with his second coming very late in the game. D.Traversy also scored twice in the win while P.Walsh and D.Dillinger collected two assists each. The Left Wings got their lone tally by J.Argyropoulos. J-F Aumais faced 24 shots to help give his club an important win this early in the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max Crialese of the River Rats. In a 2-2 tie game versus Legacy, Crialese came up clutch snapping the draw with his first of two on the night.
Wednesday February 8
(3)Dragons vs Punishers (7)
Punishers use third period surge to beat Dragons
Up 3-2 after two periods, the Punishers scored four times to drop the Dragons on Wednesday night. The Dragons knew going in that this game would require a full 45 minute effort in order to keep the game close vs a high powered offense. And if not for a few minutes towards the end, this game could have ended differently. The Punishers needed A.Centis to bail them out as defenseman scored two big goals while setting up two teammates. Despite the loss, P.Assadi kept his club in it for most of the night by having to face 36 shots.
(2)Armadillos vs Trappers(2) S.O
Trappers content in big test match-up vs defending champs
The Trappers entered the night knowing that the Armadillos would be the perfect measuring stick on how they’ll fair throughout the season. And when it was said and done, the newly added squad was content with their end result. Each side played it very cautious allowing only one goal apiece. Plenty of it is attributed to the fine goaltending by both sides. You can’t go wrong when C.Stavriadis and J.Richer are your last line of defense. Both net minders made the difference as they often do on most nights allowing only one goal on over 20 shots. J.Urquhart opened the scoring in the first period for the Armadillos. With an opportunity to double their lead, it was F.Dube scoring instead that came in a shorthanded situation. That goal proved to be the last one that went in up until the shootout. At that point, it was only fitting that both sides remained level. G.Bouchard scored in the shootout for the Armadillos while B.Lalumiere did the same for the Trappers.
(2)Underdogs vs Fat Roy(6)
J.Pantelis leads Fat Roy in blow out win
Fat Roy dint have much trouble filling the net against the Underdogs on Wednesday night. In the first period alone, this match was already done with five goals going in. J.Pantelis helped set up two before rifling three to finish with an impressive five point performance. The Underdogs struggled to get much on anything going expect towards the end when the game was already wrapped up. J.Eid spoiled J.Sanoudakis’s shutout, who had five minutes left to kill. J.Velenosi also contributed with three points to help give his club an even 2-2 record after four games.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jimmy Pantelis of Fat Roy. The crafty forward produced five points that included a hat trick in a 6-1 win over the Underdogs.
Wednesday February 8
(9)Black Venom vs Spartans(6)
Black Venom add more fuel to high octane offense
The Spartans came out stronger flexing their muscles that resulted in a 2-0 first period lead. But with the fire power that the Black Venom has, it was only a question of time that their defining attribute would unfold. The flood gates eventually opened and the goals came seemingly at will with many players contributing. C.Gingras led the way bagging a hat trick while the rest of the goals were spread out evenly. The Spartans didn’t play an overall bad game considering the score. The meltdown took place in the span of nine minutes where the Black Venom completely outmatched their opponents. S.Lavoie also netted a hat trick that came in a losing cause.
(4)Bolts vs HC Inter(5) O.T
M.Dalpe powers HC Inter to amazing 5-4 overtime win
M.Dalpe’s second goal and third point of the game gave the HC Inter a thrilling overtime win on Wednesday night over the Bolts. The HC Inter grabbed three straight leads before finally getting it right by the sudden death frame. At no point did the Bolts throw in the towel. B.Bentivegna scored twice in the loss with his clubs first two tallies. Each side scored once on the power play and both goaltenders battled hard keeping the contest extremely close. The winner came with the help of P-L Poirier who collected three points at very crucial times during the match.
(6)Gladiateurs vs Hellfish(4)
Gladiateurs build comfortable lead to hold off Hellfish
Offense was easy to come by for a couple of Les Gladiateurs’s players. J.Vena carried most of the load participating in all six goals that came with the help of M.Turgeon and V.Hache with both players combining for seven points. The Hellfish did strike early on but fell in a dry funk for well over two full periods before finally ending the drought. By then, the Bulldogs were up 4-1 and appeared to be in good shape until conceding two unanswered goals. Fortunately enough, J.Vena was simply too good on this night as forward helped regain a cushion in the span of just over a minute by scoring and assisting on J.Therrien Boyer’s insurance marker.
(3)Les Raymonds vs Primetime(5)
Primetime respond with 4 unanswered goals to ground Les Raymonds
After M.Deninno and M-D Pereira scored goals for Les Raymonds to grab a 2-0 lead, Primetime responded with four unanswered markers that all came in the second period. The effort wasn’t brought forth by any one particular player. Although C.Flikas did participate in three of the goals that included a pair of helpers, Primetime saw four different players chip away for goals. Les Raymonds did regroup after a bad sequence with a quick response by N.Richer-Bond. Unfortunately, a costly penalty led to a power play marker by no other than C.Flikas to put Primetime back in the driver’s seat the rest of the way.
(7)Raging Rhinos vs Fat Cats(1)
G.Vouloumanos hat trick paces Rhinos 7-1 win over Fat Cats
G.Vouloumanos scored twice in the first eleven minutes and finished the night with three goals and an assist as the Raging Rhinos blew by the Fat Cats 7-1.Vouloumanos completed his hat trick late in the third period with the game way out of reach. The Raging Rhinos led 4-0 before giving up their only goal. J.Guerriero was the only Fat Cat to beat N.Mauro, who faced close to 20 shots to earn the win in net. The win puts the Rhinos on top of the F2 division for now with nine points in four games.
(9)United Arms vs Latin Blue(2)
Arms score four special teams goals in rout of Latin Blue
There was little the United Arms didn’t do right through the entire match. And though they didn’t score much in the second, when all was said and done they’d scored three times on the power play, once shorthanded, controlled the play for much of the game and received strong goaltending by C.Stavriadis. Much of the goal scoring came by two players. Y.Derohannessian led all teammates with three goals while H.Jerjian notched a pair. The United Arms just landed their third win in four starts while the Latin Blue are still searching for their first victory of the season.
(4)RBK Knights vs Reapers(6)
Keith Simon scores hat trick, Reapers improve to 3-0
The Reapers forward Keith Simon had a big night netting half of his team’s goals to continue the season in very fine form. Simon notched back to back tallies only a minute apart for a 2-0 first period lead. The Reapers didn’t stop there adding three more tallies by the second with scoring efforts by three different players. The RBK Knights only got on board past the mid way point of the match. Unfortunately by then it was a little too late despite putting four behind the Reapers net minder. J.Pantelis fared well in the loss posting two goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jacob Vena of Les Gladiateurs. In all six goals, J.Vena was involved in one way or another by scoring twice while setting up four teammates.
Tuesday February 7
(6)Communist’s vs Capitals (2)
Communists overcome sleepy start with second half explosion
Unable to get any scoring done, the Communists slogged through the first half of the game as they tried to hit their stride. Eventually the dry spell ended and the machine opened up. J-P McCann and J.Provost-Blais each scored before the end of the second period with their first of two in the match. The two teams went scoreless for half the game and it was clear the Communists needed to wake up. The Capitals lasted as long as they could keeping the game close but weren’t able to keep pace as the match went on. A.Boucher scored twice in the loss as the only player to figure out J.Vrettis. This was the first of two games in a double header night for J.Adamou and his troops.
(2)Bramabulls vs Legacy(3)
Bulls give up two late goals in loss to Legacy
Despite holding Legacy to only one goal in 44 minutes, the Bramabulls were denied the win on Tuesday night. In just a blink of an eye, O.Wahid and E.Girouard’s late power play marker rattled a whole bench that was only seconds away for a positive outcome. Each side played to a 1-1 tie after two periods before the Bramabulls captain A.DiPerna put his club ahead in hopes of playing with the lead. But sometimes things tend to end in a dramatic fashion. In tonight’s contest, Legacy managed to pull it off with some desperation and getting the ball bouncing their way. To their credit, they never once let up and played it till the very end to pull out a remarkable win. Maybe they took a page out of the Patriots phenomenal comeback in super bowl week end. Whatever the reasons, Legacy found a way to take it in the end.
(5)Communists vs Smooth Sailors(1)
Unprepared Sailors never recuperated
The Smooth Sailors know that they need all the important minutes in order to compete with a team like the Communists. After being awarded two team goals for lateness, the Communists dictated the game their way. The lead got challenged once towards the end of the second period when J.Palmitano scored to cut the lead in half, but that was as good as it got. The Communists took over the third period with three unanswered goals. T.Provost-Blais, P.Arkalis and D.Provost-Jarry each tallied to complete a perfect double header night. In both games, J.Vrettis faced closed to 50 shots allowing only three goals. The net minder also collected an assist in helping set up the third marker.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Vrettis of the Communists. Vrettis collected two wins in only three hours to help lead his club to a 4-1 record and first place of the division.
Monday February 6
(1) United Armenians vs Ultimate Hockey (4)
A shaky start by the United Armenians tonight sees the team fall. As the first period started, Ultimate Hockey took advantage of the United Armenians producing all the goals they needed to secure the win. As the game went on the United Armenians closed the door the remainder of the way to play some solid defense. R. Morne capitalized his second goal of the game in the second period. While on the other side C. Fragiudakis was the sole player to solve M. Dorismond.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Rubens Morne of the Ultimate Hockey. His two goals and one assist provided the necessary offence for his club to secure the win, when scoring is such a luxury in the Premier division.
Monday January 30
(2) Team Haiti vs HBHA (3)
A hard-fought battle between both clubs made this one interesting til the end
A hard-fought battle from both team saw HBHA prevail at the end. As HBHA took the lead early in the game, they never took off their foot off the peddle. HBHA received consistent scoring notching one in each period, but Team Haiti did not make this an easy one as they kept fighting back into it. N. Tzaferis known for his physical play also flashed some offensive upside by notching two of his club’s goals.
(3) Team Haiti vs Black Knights (6)
Exhaustion showed from Team Haiti as they had no answer against the Black Knights
Team Haiti was lucky to have brought an entire bench with them as they played their second game of the night, but it was not enough as fatigue showed from the team. Both teams started off playing a hard first period combining for six goals, as M. Stinziani completed his hat trick near the end of the first period. As Black Knights closed the door to play an almost perfect defensive game by only allowing one goal the remainder of the way.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Tzaferis of the HBHA. While playing, a solid defensive gave, he also helped his team notching two goals to unsure a victory and a hard-fought 3 points in the standings.
4 VS 4
Monday February 6
An interesting battle between two evenly matched teams.
An interesting battle between two evenly matched clubs saw Carnage prevail in the first one. As Carnage showed up to play from the first drop of the ball, their offence created in the first was to much for the Jokers to get back into it. The second game was a completely different story as both teams played to an even tie and the shootout did not prove a thing as each side had one goal scorer. J. Bourlakos helped Carnage out offensively by scoring the game winning goal and helping set up two teammates. While on the other side E. Dudka and F. Maston provided most the offense combining for three points each.
(4) Carnage vs Jokers (3)
(2) Carnage vs Jokers (2)
The Yables continue to roll
Another night, another opponent the Yables continue to roll in the division as two different players provide the offense in this game. In the first game D. Pelletier carried his club scoring two timely goals in the second period to secure the win as it seemed to be getting away. While J-F Gagnon was the sole player on his side to solve J-F Simard. As the second game started it was L. Verdon who was willing to carry his team scoring a goal and setting up two teammates. While again only was player P-A Surprenant could solve the hot goaltender. Most teams will need to be careful of the Yables as it seems any player can elevate their game to create offence on a given night.
(3) Yables vs 1 Timer (1)
(4) Yables vs 1 Timer (1)
Gringras proves to be too much to handle tonight
As the season continues the 23rd Hour realized for themselves tonight that C. Gringras is an offensive powerhouse combining for a total of five goals and helping set up a teammate. All game long the Punishers kept on coming never letting up on their offence as the thirteen goals tonight prove it. J. Meynard was able stop all 23 shots he faced tonight.
(6) Punishers vs 23rd Hour (0)
(7) Punishers vs 23rd Hour (0)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jean-Francois Simard of the Yables. The solid goaltender backstopped almost every shot he faced letting in two goals on 32 shots.
Friday February 3
Hawks (8) VS Devil Dawgz (3)
An interesting game between both clubs offensively, saw THE Hawks take an early lead in the first period scoring three goals. As the club seemed to let their foot off the pedal, the Devil Dawgz fought back in it and tied up the game before the second period ended. A. Moniz was the main contributor of the small comeback scoring two of his club’s goals. As the game was slipping away the Hawks got back into the driver’s seat scoring another four goals to end the night in fashion. The addition of D. Galloro was a big help as the forward scored two goals and helped set up two teammates.
Stones (3) VS HBHA Seniors (6)
What started off as a slow game saw HBHA Seniors take the game by a three-goal margin. Both teams started the game slowly as the each of their defensive game plans worked as the second period ended. As the third period started, each teams game plan quickly changed into an offensive one to see who could score more goals, combining for five goals in fifteen minutes. T. Settino was the sole player to solve C. Stavriadis completing his hat trick near the end of the third period. While on the other G. Kamvosoulis was the sole player to have a multigoal game.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Galloro of the Hawks. The new addition to the team left his mark tonight scoring two goals and helping set up two other teammates.
Thursday February 2
Underdogs (5) VS French Connection (4)
Even on a different night the Underdogs are becoming an all around hard team to play against. As the game was tight most the way. The French Connection had an early lead until the end of the second where the Underdogs tied the game up. As the third period started the Underdogs finally took the lead and played a solid defensive game to disallowing French Connection from tying back up again. R. Abdulahad and P. Hargreaves were the main contributors for their respective clubs tonight each scoring two goals a piece.
Bramabulls (6) VS SBS Trashers (3)
The SBS Trashers are still having difficulties with start of the new season. For the first time in a few weeks the SBS Trashers had started off the game strong keeping up with their opponent until the end of the second period. Once the third started Bramabulls the game by the horns and took control of the game three unanswered goals to take the win. T. Karasek gets credited with the game winning goal, having scored when the game seemed at a standstill. The SBS Trashers will need to put a 45-minute effort in every game they play of they wish to compete and remain in the game week in week out.
Eagles (6) VS UHC (9)
UHC dug themselves a deep hole tonight, allowing the Eagles to score six goals before they found an answer. T. Daigneault scored two goals on a loosing effort for his club. As UHC took a timeout the tides started to turn. Three quick goals within 30 seconds gave life to UHC and they never look back. M. Cristiano and J-F Aumais each contributed to the comeback scoring two goals a piece.
Werewolves (3) VS P.E.Y.O. (8)
P.E.Y.O just added another solid piece to the puzzle adding talented forward C. Gingras to their line up. The forward did not disappoint in his season debut with his new team scoring two goals and helping set up two teammates. B. Deslauriers finally started scoring as he banged in three goals of his own to help his clubs offensive upsurge. The Werewolves will need to find a defensive solution against a high scoring team if they wish to compete in the division.
Street Ballers (1) VS Mohicans (6)
From start to finish the Mohicans controlled the pace of the game. From the opening faceoff, the Mohicans brought an up-tempo game to their counterparts scoring two first period goals. Unfortunately, it did not stop there as they continued their offensive power by scoring another three in the second as well. While on the other side M. Lapierre was the sole player to solve S. Lachapelle.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ricardo Abdulahad of the Underdogs. In such a tight battle the forward could score two very important goals for his club as well as the game winner.
Thursday February 2
Northstars (2) VS Legacy (8)
The night started off rough for Legacy as Northstars were the first to get on the scoreboard notching two first period goals. Once the second started it was all downhill from there. Legacy scored eight unanswered goals. Legacy used a group effort to produce their offence as seven different players scored goals tonight. Team will need to be careful of Legacy as anyone on their lineup can score goals. M. Dagenais also did a wonderful job after having let in two goals early in the game.
River Rats (6) VS Left Wings (2)
A fierce battle between two clubs saw the River Rats prevail. The game started off evenly as the River Rats had a slight edge with a score of two to one. But the game changed rapidly as The River Rats built on their lead to put the game away. M. Testolina and P. Boudreault Cyr took care of most the offence scoring two goals a piece. As pieces are slowly rejoining the team, the rest of the league will need to play close attention to the players being added by the River Rats.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Dagenais of Legacy. As the game, did not start off as expected, the veteran netminder closed the door after the first period to play a perfect 30 minutes to assure his club the win.
Wednesday February 1
Trappers (3) VS Fat Roy (1)
The game started off slow for each side not having many chances to score until the Trappers got on the board late in the first period. As the second started each team exchanged a goal each. The Trappers finally put an end to the game scoring late in the third as an insurance marker. F. Dube was busy tonight for the Trappers scoring two goals and setting up his teammate. While on the other side N. Gikas was the sole player to solve J. Richer.
Armadillos (9) VS Dragons (1)
The Dragons started the game off strong scoring the first goal of the game, but that was all the offence they were going to generate. The Armadillos found their offensive power late in the first period and did not let up. S. Govas, P. Koutsogiannopoulos, and P. Lapointe each had multiple goal games. While A. Zarzour was the sole player on his club to solve C. Stavradis.
Punishers (4) VS Underdogs (1)
From the start of the game the Underdogs gave a difficult time to the Punishers by constantly applying pressure and forcing them to force plays. The Punishers used the man advantage to score two of their goals as they did not have to many more chances. The Punishers used a group effort in the scoring department using four different players to score. J. Constantin was the sole player from his club to solve goalie N. Mackeen.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Punishers. The solid goaltender once again stood on his head making spectacular saves to allow his team to win, by only allowing one goal against him.
Wednesday February 1
Reapers (6) VS Hellfish (4)
An interesting game between both clubs saw evenly matched play until the last period. The Reaper knew going into the third being a goal down they would need some help to win this one. That’s exactly what they got as Hellfish got themselves into penalty problems. The Reapers took advantage of their chances and capitalized three times to take the game. K. Simon and A. Simon combined for five goals out of six.
United Arms (4) VS Les Raymonds (2)
The United Arms showed their resilience tonight by not giving up. United went up early in the game scoring a goal but Les Raymonds answered back with two unanswered goals. The Arms finally got back on the scoreboard taking advantage of the power play, and never looking back. The Arms continued to get themselves in trouble by taking penalties but their goaltender J-F Aumais kept them in the game by closing the door in the third period.
Raging Rhinos (6) VS Bolts (4)
Both teams were evenly matched all game long, keeping each other tight on the scoreboard. The Raging Rhinos used a group effort having six different players score. While on the other side B. Bentivegna created half of his team’s chances. Both teams will need to help their goalies out as the season gets on their way as they were both busy facing over 30 shots each.
Gladiateurs (5) VS Latin Blue (4)
An intense game between two evenly matched teams saw each side go pound for pound until one prevailed. As each team exchanged goals, G. Cerroni was a force for his club scoring a hat trick for Latin Blue in an unfortunate loosing effort. One to many penalties was the main difference in this one as J. Vena scored the game winning goal on the power play.
Black Venom (3) VS Fat Cats (4)
After loosing the previous week against Black Venom, the Fat Cats took the lessons they learnt and applied their game plan to a tee. As Black Venom kept taking one goal leads the Fat Cats kept replying by tying the score. Until they got the lead in the third. At that point it was the defensive game plan that started. G. Sangiovanni was a big part of this game pushing away and stopping multiple attempts by Black Venom to tie the game.
RBK Knights (2) VS Primetime (5)
The first period was a crucial one tonight as most the scoring happened. As each team exchanged a goal a piece within the first few minutes. Primetime took advantage of their chances and scored three additional goals. The rest of the game between these two clubs was uneventful as each team only exchanged a goal a piece in the third period.
Horsemen (4) VS Spartans (3)
The Spartans showed up to play tonight scoring two goals in the first period. Once the Horsemen woke up in the middle of the second there was no stopping them as they were out to tie the game. The Horsemen finally got their first lead of the game with 45 seconds left. P. Sidhom gets credit for the game winning goal producing when it ultimately counted.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giancarlo Sangiovanni of the Fat Cats. The netminder kept his club in the game and proved to be a game changer against a high powered offence on the other side of the field.
Tuesday January 31
(6) Capitals vs Smooth Sailors (2)
An intense physical game say the man advantage contribute to the scoring
An evening to forget as both teams racked up the penalty minutes. The Capitals took an early lead to the game scoring midway through the first period. The Smooth Sailors fought back in the second and took advantage of their man advantage scoring twice in the second. J. Richer shut the door the remainder of the game allowing the Capitals to score five unanswered goals by five different players. M-A Morin was the sole player to solve A. Mancini twice.
(2) Bramabulls vs Communists (6)
Early season struggles continue for Bramabulls as they have no answer against the Communist
The Communist took advantage of a fast start scoring two unanswered goals in the first period to take a commanding lead. The Bramabulls fought back early in the second by beating J. Vrettis, but the Communist put their foot back on the pedal to continue the scoring. P. Arkalis and T. Provost-Blais each scored twice for the Communist to put the game away in the third. S. Sacco scored a second goal for his club, but a that point it was to late to mount any sort of comeback.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc-Alexandre Morin of the Capitals. The forward scored two important goals for his club and help set up another. His strong play helped his club take control of the game near the end of the second and they never look back.
Monday January 30
A Gervais a force to reckon with his offensive play.
The scoring troubles continue for Carnage, as the Yables take two easy wins. From the start of both games, The Yables were able to score the goals in many. A Gervais was a force to reckon collecting a total of seven points. Carnage will need to play better defensively and start finding the back of their net if they want to contend in a more competitive 4 vs 4 division.
(1) Carnage vs Yables (6)
(1) Carnage vs Yables (8)
Venom keeps on with their high-powered offence
The high-powered offence continues to roll in the division, scoring at free will. Most teams will need to learn on their own but going goal for goal against Venom will not work. A strong defensive game will always help. B. Deslaurier and K. Araujo provided the majority of the offence for their team combining for eight goals. Jokers will learn from this one and will need to be better prepared when they face Venom again this season.
(2) Jokers vs Venom (7)
(2) Jokers vs Venom (6)
Team X plays to their strength, take an early lead and play strong defensively
Team X always has a strong game plan on a weekly basis and they try to execute the perfect game. Knowing they would have a short bench tonight, the game plan was simple take an early lead and play strong defensively. As the team scored three goals per period, taking advantage of their opponent did not become a problem. They also minimize any chances their opponent had by playing a solid defensive game. D. Ramada usually not known for his offensive production helped his team out in the first game by setting up four teammates and bagging one in himself. As the season goes on Team X will need a full bench to compete against any of the other teams.
(6) Team X vs 23RD Hour (1)
(6) Team X vs 23RD Hour (2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alexandre Gervais. The forward powered his club to the next level collecting seven points in a busy night.
Sunday January 29
(8)Hit List vs Butchers (4)
S.Trudel strikes Butchers for 7 points
Hit List’s captain S.Trudel racked up a hat trick and four assists for an incredible performance to lead his club to an 8-4 rout of the Butchers on Sunday night. Each side traded two first period goals each before the Hit List pulled away by the second adding three unanswered tallies. D.Corbeil and L.Richard were also heavily involved collecting four points each. The Butchers played well for two periods which won’t cut it on most nights. V.Mormina opened and closed the scoring in the loss as the captain did more than his share to help start the season on the right path.
(5)Fatal Demons vs Shockers(8)
Shockers score 4 power play goals, M.Blackman and T.Salberg collect hat tricks
The Shockers did a lot of things right on this night. The offensive effort was strong, with the Shockers generating a lot of quality chances, the power play running at full efficiency and all players playing well in all zones. But the reality is that the Fatal Demons got a little unlucky. It isn’t to say that they would have escaped with the win but taking a five minute major in the third period of a 3-3 tie doesn’t help your cause. The penalty may have been an accident but that didn’t concern the Shockers who whaled away with three straight power play goals. M.Blackman went on a rampage scoring three third period markers while his teammate T.Salberg also recorded a hat trick by the third. The power play is an element that’s part of the game and the Shockers took full advantage of the situation to get by the veteran side.
(8)Red Nose vs Brew Crew(5)
Red Nose burns Brew Crew early en route to 8-5 win
Red Nose scored four times in the first period and hung on to defeat the Brew Crew in the end. It can be argued that the game was decided in only 90 seconds. C.Gingras,J-P Meunier and N.Delia each scored in that short span to put their club up 4-1 after only one period. Despite the meltdown, the Brew Crew did adjust and get better as the game went on. D.DiGiacomoSr had a solid second period notching two goals for the trailing side but the damage had already been done. G.Delia and M.Latreille will surely be involved when eight goals are scored. Both players combined for six assists that helped C.Gingras complete his hat trick with two empty net goals.
(5)Team Sportek vs Les Immigrants(4) S.O
Two late goals help salvage point for Les Immigrants
Just when you thought the game was in the back this contest witnessed a thrilling ending. Les Immigrants trailed all game and found themselves in a deep hole up until a late rally sent this game to the ultimate distance. The comeback was led by A.Henzi and by his captain H.Garabedian as both players tallied only seconds apart with 30 seconds left in the game. Both players scored two goals each taking care most of the offense. Despite the setback, Team Sportek did grab the win in the end. J.Couture was the only player to score in the shootout that gave his club the extra point. D.Vitale scored twice as part of a three point effort for Team Sportek.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Stephane Trudel of the Hit List. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time that the Hit List’s captain steals the show. His seven points helped lead the Hit List to an 8-4 victory over the Butchers.
Friday January 27
(3)Hawks vs HBHA Seniors(7)
Third period HBHA Seniors dooms Hawks in rematch
A disturbing trend of yielding multiple goals in a short span of time in the third period finally cost the Hawks on Friday night. It was only a few weeks ago that both sides met in the final with the HBHA Seniors schooling the Hawks with two straight wins. Despite the loss, the Hawks did put up a way better fight, at least for two periods. Once the final 15 minutes hit, the match lost its pace leaving only one club taking control. Led by their captain, J.Kontitsis opened the scoring and added his second as the only player to score twice. D.Andrade had the most points setting up three goals while closing it off with the HBHA Seniors seventh tally of the night. The Hawks got two of their three tallies by A.Lanni with the help of A.Zarzour’s pair of assists. This is a first of three meetings between the two sides. The Hawks will look for reinforcements in the following weeks to try and get some sort of redemption.
(2)Stones vs Devil Dawgz(5)
Devil Dawgz solid everywhere in season opener
The Devil Dawgz scored three straight goals before heading to a good start to their season. G.Berberyan owned the opening period with two lone goals and K.Araujo widened the margin to 3-0 before the Stones finally hit the board. It was only fitting that T.Settino would be the one to break the barrier. Both goals came by the very same player which may cause to be a problem moving forward if that’s the trend. The Stones are solid in the back end but will need some balanced scoring up front in order to get some results. For now, it’s still early and time will only fix the problem. As for the Devil Dawgz, this game was won without the help of a prolific goal scorer. B.Pereira was out of action in this game and will surely help make a huge impact upon his return.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Garo Berberyan of the Devil Dawgz. The forward notched two first period unanswered goals to help set the pace for his club.
Thursday January 26
(4)Street Ballers vs Eagles(5)
Ballers take late penalty, Eagles win off S.Courtemanche power-play goal
S.Courtemanche was at the right place at the right time on Thursday night. The Eagles forward found the back of the net with 15 seconds remaining to end the contest in a dramatic fashion. That goal was part of a resilient comeback that included three third period markers. The Eagles fell behind trailing 2-0 and 3-1 before mounting their eventual comeback. T.Daigneault began the surge with back to back tallies right before his club took advantage of two third period power play goals. The Street Ballers also saw their five man unit work getting tallies by M.Lapierre and his captain M.Gibeault. If not for three consecutive calls, the Street Ballers may have had a different fate.
(3)UHC vs Mohicans(2)
UHC power Mohicans courtesy of two power play goals
Give them time and space and the UHC will surely make you pay. The veteran side licks their chops every time they have the man advantage as tonight was just another example of how good they move the ball. S.DelGaudio and his captain B.Patel provided the scoring with the five man unit while C.Siconolfi got the other tally. The Mohicans may have pulled this one out if they avoided visiting the penalty box so many times. The good news is that it’s very early in the season and the loss came against the recent F3 Wednesday division champions. Captain A.Daher and Y.Sigouin each scored in the loss as the only two players to figure out F.Chau.
(6)French Connection vs Underdogs(3)
French Connections click in double up win over Underdogs
The game started conservative for both sides as nineteen minutes past before the first goal went in. Plenty of action occurred by the second period with the French Connection escaping the frame up 3-2.P.Hargreaves hasn’t missed a beat fromm last week’s performance as the forward got the ball rolling with two second period goals. The Underdogs fought back to tie the game but that only lasted 20 seconds as J.Farrese regained the lead for the French Connection. The solid centre man wasn’t done just yet by setting up his captain N.Viau before adding his second to cap off the night. Its only two games in but the French Connection are pleased with their 2-0 record.
(5)Werewolves vs SBS Trashers(4)
Trashers still searching for 45 minute effort in frustrating loss to Werewolves
Yes it’s early in the season but the SBS Trashers don’t like the troubling trend after two games. In this game, they fell behind early often looking half asleep before steadying the ship in the right direction. The Werewolves came prepared and got rewarded for what they worked hard for. J.Guerriero and D.Traversy each scored twice to help build a 4-0 lead. The SBS Trashers only got on board late in the second period. And although momentum took a massive swing, time became their worst enemy. J.Scalia and his captain E.Panzera battled back combining for six points but couldn’t get to the finish line on time. M.Minkiewicz got credited the winner after posting an early third period tally.
(6)P.E.Y.O vs Deadlast(4)
P.E.Y.O win heated rematch over Deadlast
Both sides approached this contest like it was the final only a few weeks ago. Instead, it was only three points taken by the defending champs with a 6-4 result early in the season. For two full periods, the P.E.Y.O showed why they took their rival out not to long ago. The score was 4-1 after two periods until there was finally a fight back fromm Deadlast. P.Elizardo and J.Velenosi scored only two minutes apart to pull within one. Then, C.Chirola completed the comeback, at least for 15 seconds as S.Marashlian regained the lead immediately for the P.E.Y.O. Already with a pair of markers, J.Courteau ended the night by nodding his third in an empty cage.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Guerriero of the Werewolves. The sniper showed no pity for his friends on the other side with two goals and two assists.
Thursday January 26
(6)Northstars vs Left Wings(0)
North stars out work rusty Left Wings
The big offensive night was nice. The shutout made the Northstars feel a lot better after dropping last week’s contest. M.Croteau stopped everything his way for an early season shutout, D.Castonguay buried a pair and the Northstars cruised to an easy win. The task was high for the Left Wings entering the night with some holes to their lineup. With J.Adamou playing plenty of minutes, the Northstars eventually ran down the defense and a more tired side. Despite the blow out, this contest only took one direction towards the late stages of the second period. C.Forest and E.Paquin each scored during that span for a 3-0 lead which proved to be more than enough with a period remaining.
(2)River Rats vs Icons(7)
Battle of champions, Icons take early season battle
It certainly wasn’t the way the River Rats wanted to end their night. After coming off a recent championship and taking the season opener only a week ago, the River Rats had no answers for a well balanced Icons team. Both these clubs came off C championships in the fall season which would have suggested for a great battle. However, only one team showed up, and when the dust settled, the Icons proved a big point on Thursday night. Maybe it’s just a regular season game but a clear message was sent that they mean business. C.Stamadianos and N.Gilbert grabbed the bull by the horns bagging two goals each. G.Chountalos helped set up the Icons first three goals of the game while C.Stavriadis continues to shine allowing only two markers.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michel Croteau of the Northstars. He didn’t have to be at his best, but the net minder decided that he didn’t want to lose his shutout denying every chance his way.
Wednesday January 25
(3)RBK Knights vs Les Raymonds(2)
RBK Knights comeback with A.Papazian two third period goals
In the span of only a minute and a half, A.Papazian scored two third period goals to transform what was a deficit into a lead for the RBK Knights. Both his tallies came with the help of A.Jalilvand. For nearly two full periods, A.Mancini and Les Raymonds kept a clean score sheet up until J.Magri struck late in the second period. Papazian notched his second with the man advantage on the RBK Knights second attempt. J.Flynn and J.Lafortune got Les Raymonds only goals on S.Sauk, who earned the win after facing 29 shots.
(2)Gladiateurs vs Reapers(4)
K.Simom,J.Arsenault score two goals each to lead Reapers past Gladiateurs
Keith Simon and J.Arsenault had plenty to do with the Reapers win on Wednesday night as both players tallied twice to double up Les Gladiateurs. The turning point occurred past the mid way mark of the game when J.Arsenualt seized the moment with the man advantage. That tally snapped a 2-2 tie which turned into a 4-2 lead before the end of the period. After a promising start with two early goals by M.Gelinas, Les Gladiateurs offense ran dry the rest of the way.C.Tremblay shock off the bad start denying every ball his direction to collect an early season win for the Reapers.
(5)Fat Cats vs Bolts(4)
E.Panzera dishes out 5 assists in tight match vs Bolts
Give him the ball and he will find you. E.Panzera ran rampant over the Bolts, setting up all five goals for a stellar offensive night. J.Guerriero and J.Scalia benefited twice while K.Hrivnack may have notched the biggest goal of the contest. The Fat Cats made the score 5-3 when Hrivnack used a third period power play marker for a 5-3 lead. The Bolts, like they have done all game long showed no quit and pulled within one thanks to a late tally by J.Michaud. The game kept going back and forth with plenty of chances on each side in what was an exciting offensive display. At times it didn’t look like it would let up.
(8)Spartans vs HC inter(5)
Spartans top HC Inter in high scoring affair
After a game to forget only a week ago, the Spartans may have regained their confidence. Scoring eight times in a game can only help bury the sorrows of an ugly defeat. Most of the goals came by the second portion of the match for both sides. The Spartans struck twice on the power play and got multi goal games by T.Oliveira and G.DeLuca. The HC Inter led twice during the game but were never able to build on it. D.Crivello, as expected would notch two goals in the loss in what is so far a slow start to the HC Inter’s season.
(4)Latin Blue vs Hellfish(5)
Latin Blue tries to shake off rust after long absence
Despite being out of action for a while, the Latin Blue did pretty well in their season debut versus a solid Hellfish team. The match was only decided by the third period when the Hellfish struck early with two goals. B.Rubino snapped a 3-3 tie for his second and N.Bourgeois widened the margin after receiving a pass by D.Laurin, who collected his third point of the night. Latin Blue balanced their scoring with four different players but did have G.Cerroni participated in all four goals. Its only two games in and the Hellfish are looking good with a 2-0 record.
(3)Raging Rhinos vs Horsemen(7)
Rhinos surrender six second-period goals in 7-3 loss to Horsemen
The Horsemen swamped the Raging Rhinos in the second period by scoring six unanswered goals, amazingly enough by six different players. The offense was very well spread out but did have T.Mader set up four teammates. Despite the blow out, the Raging Rhinos did win the first and third periods but were completely out match by the second. M.Vinciguerra had his hands full limiting a good squad to only three goals on 31 shots. It’s only two games in and the Horsemen look to be very convincing with their deep and complete line-up.
(5)United Arms vs Primetime(4)
United Arms rally for stunning victory with two late goals
It’s never over till it’s over. After battling all night to get in front, Primetime finally got there but weren’t able to hold on long enough. With the help of G.Jerjian’s persistent play, the United Arms can thank their forward for capturing the win. Jerjian used his speed and quick hands to collect four points that included a goal and an assist late in the game. The United Arms also got there with the help of A.Melkonian’s two power play goals and the help of C.Stavriadis goaltending, who just finished playing earlier in the D division. As for Primetime, C.Flikas led the way posting two out of the four goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Garo Jerjian of the United Arms. The talented forward thrived and never let up posting four crucial points to help his club edge out Primetime 5-4.
Wednesday January 25
(2)Trappers vs Punishers(1)
Gritty Trappers pull out close win over Punishers
Neither team was able to find any kind of rhythm,and the match was just going back and forth until someone got lucky enough to bury their chances. All three goals came in the second period alone with the Trappers edging out the high octane offence of the Punishers. T.Sabourin came down the left wing and used a back hand that snuck through N.Mackeen .The Punishers did reply with a slap shot by K.Tsoulakas that had enough vision to find the back of the net. But with just over two minutes left in the frame, D.Castonguay riffled a rocket to beat Mackeen for a second time. The third period was all on the Punisher’s to find a way and level the game. Despite getting a couple of breakaway chances, J.Richer wasn’t planning to give the Punishers anything making remarkable saves.
(4)Dragons vs Underdogs(2) S.O
Dragons claim 4-2 shooutout win over Underdogs
P.Assadi came up big when the Dragons needed him denying both Underdogs breakaways in the shootout. A.Zarzour and D.Gagnon, two players with sweet hands got the job done in the shootout for the Dragons who collected a pair of points in what will be a grinding season. Both sides did all of their scoring done in the second period. R.Zariello and D.Gagnon each tallied for the Dragons while N.El-Feghali and J.Constantin got their scoring done for the Underdogs. This contest couldn’t get any closer than it was. The shots were even along with the penalty minutes leaving only a shootout to decide who would prevail.
(1)Fat Roy vs Armadillos(3)
P.Koutsogiannopoulos sparks three points in Armadillos season debut
Armadillos forward P.Koutsogiannopoulos scored two goals and added an assist to help the Armadillos defeat Fat Roy on Wednesday night. The goaltending was strong in this game as C.Stavriadis let in one goal on 22 shots. Fat Roys goaltender played well enough but couldn’t hold off Koutsogiannopoulos on two occasions. The Armadillos only got in front late in the second period. Once they grabbed the lead, Fat Roy were unable to match it despite getting their fair share of chances. P.Lapointe used a hard wrist shot that got the better of Vigliotti to widen the margin. Fat Roy got their only goal by M.delGaudio that gave his club a 1-0 first period lead.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Richer of the Trappers. If not for him, the Trappers would be 0-2 to start their season.
Tuesday January 24
(6)Smooth Sailors vs Bramabulls(3)
J.Palmitano tallies twice as Sailors top Bulls
J.Palmitano’s two goals led a balanced attack, as the Smooth Sailors defeated a rival Bramabulls team on Tuesday night. On the most part, the Smoot Sailors were in full control making the score 4-1.The only time that there was cause for concern was when S.Sacco narrowed to gap to pull within one. That tally came late in the second period where the Bramabulls notched their last goal of the game. J.Palmitano eventually struck for a second time and the Smooth Sailors capped off the night with an empty net marker by J.Morina. M.Richard set up three different teammates and A.Mancini collected the win after facing 24 shots.
(3)Legacy vs Communists (1)
Bertrand, Rochon and Assadi dazzle their way to a 3-1 win
Much of the team’s success in this particular game was attributed to the top line between D.Bertrand, J.Rochon and P.Assadi. That trio participated in all three goals combining for eight points. It’s a combination that will become an absolute juggernaut for most teams. With the game deadlocked 1-1 after two periods, the dynamic trio decided to turn it up. It took only one minute for J.Rochon and D.Bertrand to get on board. That lead may have felt secure enough but two quick penalties didn’t put Legacy out of the woods just yet. The Communists attempted to bounce back with the man advantage but kept hitting a wall in P.Turturici, who was just as brilliant as his number one line.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pietro Turturici of Legacy. The solid net minder limited a destructive offence to only one goal on 29 shots.
Monday January 23
P-A Surprenant late goal lifts 1 Timer in first game, Jokers bounce back to grab single point
The Jokers failed to get at least one point when P-A Surprenant buried his second with just over 20 seconds remaining in the opening contest. His hard wrist shot came fromm the slot area also known as his office after receiving feeds by J.Dias and S.Koch. The Jokers got both their goals by A.Lepore including one on the power play. The shots were fairly even just like most of the match which went down to the wire. The second encounter proved to be just as close as the first one. There may have been more goals but the end result wasn’t that much different. Each side traded three first period goals before exchanging one by the second period to force a shootout. Out of their four goals, surprisingly enough P-A Surprenant wasn’t part of it but the power forward was involved one way or another by posting a shootout marker. The Jokers got their lone breakaway tally by D.Caissie which gave both clubs a point apiece. J-F Gagnon was a force bagging a hat trick while the Jokers got their offence by four different players that included three helpers by M.DelGaudio.
(2)Jokers vs 1 Timer(3)
(5)1 Timers vs Jokers(5) S.O
Punishers edge out Yables twice in early season clash
It may be very early in the regular season but it’s safe to say that both these clubs will be going the distance. Both sides came off wins versus last season’s finalists which set up a great measuring stick to see who will be that team to beat. For now, the Punishers are labeled as such with so many dangerous pieces to the puzzle. With no weaknesses on defense, the Punishers may have one of the division’s best sniper. C.Gingras opened the night with two goals in a 4-2 win. Les Yables battled hard and kept up with their opponent but paid the price when they visited the penalty box on two occasions. The Punishers will almost certainly make any team pay when they have the extra man with plenty of space. The second match was also very close. However, the end result was the same with the Punishers edging out Les Yables 2-1. A.Centis used a hard shot to get the better of J-F Simard who was solid despite dropping both games. J.Meynard was just as good on the other end of the court and had his work cut out after facing 37 shots in both games. It may not have been the results they wanted but Les Yables know that they can compete with a team like the Punishers. This was just the beginning of more to come for both sides.
(2)Yes Yables vs Punishers (4)
(2)Punishers vs Les Yables(1)
No K.Dube, Carnage stuck with lack of scoring
It’s something that is very hard to deal with when a top gun is out of the lineup. Carnage have a good supporting cast but will find it difficult when such a player is missing. That showed in both games against Team X as only two goals went in by the second match. Team X took the opening battle with the help of J.Melo’s three feeds to three different teammates. P.Assadi still had to face 16 shots that resulted in a shutout despite playing shorthanded for a few minutes. It took up until the five minute mark of the second game when Carnage finally got to Assadi. M.St-Laurent used the eyes behind his head to find an open Theo X to get on board. Unfortunately, Team X escaped the frame with three markers which made things very difficult for a Carnage comeback. A.Zarzour riffled a pair while A.Lanni collected three points.
(0)Carnage vs Team X(3)
(4)Team X vs Carnage(2)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-F Gagnon of the 1 Timer. The forward notched a power play goal in game one before bagging a hat trick in the second match to help the 1 Timer collect four out of a possible six points.
Tuesday January 24
M.Trivisonno back stops Venom to consecutive wins
M.Trivisonno made 25 saves in both games and Venom collected their first win after a slow start to the season. Although it was the 23rd Hour striking first courtesy of R.Ramacieri, the rest of the game belonged to only one side. Venom went scoreless throughout the first period before erupting with four unanswered goals. J.Vinet struck twice and J.DeSua was behind setting up three of the four tallies. That kind of ending carried into the second encounter with J.Parisella wasting no time getting on board. C-P Sleedge did respond shortly after for the 23rd Hour but Venom was able to regain control late in the frame when J.Vinet put his club up 2-1.With an opportunity to even the score, the 23rd Hour failed to take advantage of a power play. A.Jalilvand eventually scored to provide a two goal cushion that was never challenged.