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2018-01-15
4 vs 4 Division

Monday January 15

Captain Hovig Garabedian's late tally caps a solid night for Immigrant

With the opening contest ending in a draw, the second game was decided when H.Garabedian scored late in the match to give Les Immigrant some early points to the season. Both teams traded plenty of chances in the opening game that resulted in a 3-3 draw after missing out in the shootouts. No one scored more than once, but S.Jamkouzian and A.Saglian did collect two points each for Les Immigrant while Y.Bernier and P-A Surprenant did the same for the 1 Timer. Less than two minutes was all that was remaining when H.Garabedian snapped a 1-1 tie to get the better of S.Koch. Despite the slow start, the 1 Timer won't be too concerned playing without some key pieces missing to their lineup. However, the same can be said for Les Immigrant as well, who were also short of regulars.

(3)Les Immigrant vs 1 Timer(3) S.O

(1)1 Timer vs Les Immigrant(2)

Pierre Boucher of Rebels responds in a big way after shaky start

After giving up six goals in the opening game versus the Walking Tall, P.Boucher was at his best stopping all 21 shots to split the miniseries. The Walking Tall came out flying in their season debut posting six goals that saw M.Ethier lead the way with a hat trick. Not far behind him was M-A Verville bagging a pair while L-P Beaupre notched the other tally en route to a 6-4 win.By that point, the Rebels took the opportunity to re set and try to even the score. And after making all the necessary adjustments, the game plan definitely worked. A.Dupuis struck late in the first period and the Rebels grabbed a vital lead that forced the Walking Tall to respond. Unfortunately for them, this contest wasn't like the previous one with P.Boucher stealing the show making one save after the other. The net minder felt the full thrust of the Walking Tall trying to get on board but would not succeed. Despite dropping the opening contest, the Rebels got some good looks from their captain D.Roy and his teammate A.Dupuis as both players each scored twice.

(4)Rebels vs Walking Tall(6)

(0)Walking Tall vs Rebels(1)

E.Girouard's late blast avoids the split

The Mighty Drunks came oh so close to trading three points with a very familiar opponent. The Hustlers will no doubt be the team to beat in the Monday night division but it won't come easy as they realized how close they came to losing. If not for E.Girourad's classic one timer late in the game, the Hustlers would have walked away with their heads down. Instead, they took the first game rather easily and exchanged one goal in the shootout to settle for a draw in the second contest. P.Chiotis felt it on this night as the veteran forward struck twice while setting up T.Bozinakis on the power play to cap off a 5-1 win. The second match saw the Mighty Drunks come out better prepared. They looked fine and in control for long stretches that eventually led to a 3-1 lead. But no lead is safe against the Hustlers, who rallied back with three second period goals to even the score. Neither side had any heroes on this night as different players went on to find the back of the net.

(5)Hustlers vs Mighty Drunks(1)

(5)Mighty Drunks vs Hustlers(5) S.O

Underdogs dry start leads to strong finish in battle with Jokers

The Jokers looked to have figured things out early in their 3-1 decision over the Underdogs .They landed nine shots on net that resulted in three goals just shy of the nine minute mark of the opening frame. By that time, the Underdogs only concern was to get on board. Led by their captain, J.Constantin spoiled D.Kelly's shutout late in the game while sending a message that his team would be primed for the next match. The Underdogs didn't have a great start in the second encounter but finished extremely strong winning the final frame with two unanswered goals. B.Cabral tied the game on the power play right before A.Zarzour sparked his clubs first lead of the night that held up long enough for the winner. J.Shisha and D.Kelly were equally solid in net for both games enabling their clubs to collect wins. It came in a losing cause but C.Daoud was productive notching both goals for the Jokers.

(3)Jokers vs Underdogs(1)

(3)Underdogs vs Jokers(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pierre Boucher of the Rebels. After a shaky start in the first game versus the Walking Tall, Pierre Boucher turned into a brick wall stopping all 21 shots to earn a 1-0 shutout win in the second contest.

Premier division

Monday January 15

(5)P-Ball vs Team Haiti(1)

P-Ball explodes for three goals in second and never looked back

The P-Ball continue to roll along, this time handing the struggling Team Haiti a 5-1 loss on Monday night. After a scoreless first period, things loosened up by the second where the P-Ball did most of their damage. Three goals went in only a span of five minutes that saw P.Genereux bury a pair while S.Deslauriers notched the other. Team Haiti did finally get on board courtesy of an early third period power play goal by C.Plaisir, but couldn't close the margin as G.Saulnier and S.Vanier put the punctuation mark with two late tallies. P-O Girouard was sound once more denying 21 of 22 shots.

(5)Red Lite vs Black Knights(4)

J.Daoust beats the sound just in time

1.7 seconds on the scoreboard stared directly at every Black Knights player when J.Daoust crushed the night with a hard wrister late in the game. Prior to that point, and for most of the match, the Black Knights played a hardnosed game making life very difficult for Red Lite. And while things appeared to be going fine, the Black Knights couldn't hold up long enough. J.Daoust helped rally his troops scoring twice in a fairly short span that included the dagger prior to the buzzer. In between both his goals, C.Ghilarducci benefited from a power play that levelled the game at four goals apiece. The one major mistake the Black Knights did on this night was allowing their opponent to work their five man unit. On only three attempts, Red Lite made the Black Knights pay every single time. It wasn't the most pleasant way to lose a game, but the Black Knights could take plenty of positives despite the let down. They added some more artillery to their line up with players such as C.Gingras and K.Kakivelis that will only improve their club moving forward.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Daoust of Red Lite. Game in and game out, Red Lite have been spoiled for years with such an asset. Still going strong and showing no signs of any glitches in his game, the veteran forward was clutch once more providing two big goals at crucial times during the match.

2018-01-14
Lynx winners of E Sunday division

Sunday January 14(Finals)

(7)Lynx vs Brew Crew(3) Game 1

Offensive onslaught helps Lynx crush Brew Crew

It wasn't up until the second period that the goals came in a blazing pace. The Lynx turned a slight 1-0 lead into a massive cushion that included two back breaking shorthanded goals. With so many weapons that can hurt you on any given night, J.Mason led all teammates with three markers that included a perfect one time giving no chance whatsoever to C.Muccino. The Lynx moved the ball very well and showed incredible chemistry throughout the entire contest. The Brew Crew had nothing going for them, looking slow at times but managed to finish off strong thanks to a pair of late tallies by S.Lodico. Y.Vanasse was also vital for the win as the d-man produced two goals as part of a four point performance. As bad as most of the game went for the Brew Crew, their strong finish may be the only hope of confidence heading into game two if they plan on stretching the series.

(5)Lynx vs Brew Crew(4) S.O Game 2

Brew Crew squander two goal lead twice in heartbreaking fashion, Lynx celebrate with joy

After submitting one of their worse defeats of the season, the Brew Crew shook off some rust and appeared to be much better in game two. The offense was rolling, the defense was making plays and it appeared that the Lynx had finally been found out. At 2-0 and 4-2, the Brew Crew had only five minutes to kill and force a third and deciding game. Instead, P.Stroubakis and J.Mason had just enough fuel in the tank to bury a pair of late goals that eventually forced a shootout. Still, the Brew Crew weren't out of it yet but didn't feel good about their chances despite it being a coin toss situation. Out of the three attempts taken from both sides, R.Beaver was the only player to get it right. The Lynx forward shot first and squeezed a tight wrist shot through C.Muccino, who wished he had it back. Once that goal went in, S.Catalano knew that this contest was up to him in order to succeed. And the net minder didn't disappoint as he stood idle denying three breakaways making one save better than the other. It's never an easy thing to overcome two goal leads twice against the Brew Crew, but the Lynx showed that it was possible as they wanted nothing more than to avoid a game three. From rolling two dynamite lines, to their four mobile defensemen and a magnificent goaltender in S.Catalano, the Lynx are finally recognized as the best team of the E Sunday division. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Jeremy Lang and the rest of his troops for taking it all.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Santino Catalano of the Lynx. The goaltender was the back bone of this series, with a great start in game one to an even better finish in game two, where he stole the show denying three shootout attempts for the championship.

Punishers winners of 4vs4 division

Sunday January 14(Finals)

Punishers stampede their way to glory

F.Russo's game winning goal of the first game, and S.Bentivegna's back to back tallies in the second contest couldn't have come at a better time for the Punishers, who showed why they are deserving of the 4vs4 Monday division. The Dragons barely let the opening encounter slip away, but were nowhere to be seen in the second game where the Punishers were simply too good. Once Bentivegna struck on the power play for the 3-0 lead, the writing was written on the wall. C.Retsinas went on to add two insurance markers and P.Stamkopoulos had a near perfect night allowing only one goal in both games. The Punishers came out hard from the get go, and once they turned the screw, they literally blew past the Dragons. When looking back at how the Punishers started their regular season, no one would have thought that they would reach this potential height. But as time went by while tweaking some adjustments here and there an average looking team turned quickly into a sleeping giant.  John Fidrilis knows what it takes to win a championship as the captain has put together plenty of success in the past. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to the Punishers captain and the rest of his club for winning the 4vs4 division.

(1)Dragons vs Punishers (2) Game1

(5)Punishers vs Dragons(0) Game 2

 The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Stamkopoulos of the Punishers. After yielding only one goal in two big games, there was no doubt that Peter Stamkopoulos was up to the task earning a well deserved title.

2018-01-11
Raging Rhinos winners of E Thursday division

Thursday January 11 (Finals)

(3)Raging Rhinos vs Bramabulls(2) Game 1

Bramabulls fall in playoff opener as Rhinos snap tie in third

The Bramabulls looked to have something good going after overcoming a 2-0 deficit, but it was all for nothing as the Raging Rhinos took the final frame. Each side had ample opportunities despite it being a close affair. The go ahead marker came off the blade of G.Vouloumanos at the 4:20 minute mark of the third period, and the Raging Rhinos were able to maintain a slight lead to till the buzzer sounded. E.Valiquette and J.Tzanetakos provided first period goals for the Raging Rhinos while G.Pisanelli and D.Verta responded with a strong second period to level the match at two goals apiece. In a tight contest that could have easily gone either way, N.Mauro made that one extra save over his counterpart C.Muccino to earn a vital game one of the series.

(5)Raging Rhinos vs Bramabulls(2) Game 2

Raging Rhinos repeat near identical performance from game 1, crowned E Thursday champions

The script for both games had plenty of similarities. The Raging Rhinos grabbed another 2-0 lead and the Bramabulls answered back with two straight goals before dropping the third period once again. This time, the captain cracked the barrier as T.Georgaros put the Raging Rhinos in front with half a period remaining. The question at that point was if N.Mauro was able to string together to very close wins? The net minder showed that he was clearly up to the mission by stopping close to 30 shots after responding from a slight let down that occurred early in the third period. With five different players finding the back of the net, the Raging Rhinos demonstrated why they are deserving of what they got. There are a collection of reasons why they prevailed as the best team of the division. The Raging Rhinos are able to throw three solid lines at you maintaining offensive pressure with many players. At the same time, they are defensively responsible with the luxury of having N.Mauro, who was brilliant in net throughout the entire series. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Ted Georgaros, Hovig Pilibossian and the rest of the Raging Rhinos for capturing the title in a very difficult division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Mauro of the Raging Rhinos. With goaltending so crucial for success, the net minder did not disappoint by allowing only four goals in two games versus a highly charged Bramabulls team.

2018-01-10
Venom winners of F2 division

Wednesday January 10 (F2 Finals)

(5)Venom vs Horsemen(2) Game 1

Venom surge by Horsemen to grab early series lead

A better start to the night definitely helped Venom get the better of the Horsemen. But despite being up 2-0, the Horsemen eventually overcame the deficit striking twice in just over a minute. The question at that point became how Venom would respond after playing a near perfect game for nearly two periods. That question was quickly answered thanks to one of their snipers .With the second period winding down, J.Courteau gave his bench plenty to celebrate by providing a huge go ahead marker. Although it was only a slight 3-2 lead, Venom was committed to grinding out the win. J.Quesnel-Vinet and Y.Gazura went on to add insurance, and M.Trivisonno made all the necessary stops to earn a gratifying victory.

(4)Horsemen vs Venom(2) Game 2

Horsemen refuse to go away

So how exactly did the Horsemen bounce back once again after being own 1-0 in a series? It was only a week ago that they pulled the rug from under the Armadillos feet with two incredible wins. With that being said, the Horsemen knew they weren't done, and pulled off another remarkable performance to level the series. This time, M.Vinciguerra out did his counterpart stopping nearly 30 shots that had only Courteau beat him on Venom's two lone goals. After somewhat of a slow start, the Horsemen only got on board as of the five minute mark of the second period. Once P.Sidhom cracked the ice, two more goals went in by the end of the frame and Venom knew they were in trouble. M.Mamoulides added some breathing room with an early third period goal which proved to be more than enough to force a third and deciding game.

(4)Venom vs Horsemen (0) Game 3

Pendulum swings back to Venom, winners of F2 division

Even though there was only five minutes for this game to start, both teams felt the intense anticipation knowing that 15 minutes or more would decide it all. With the first goal being so important, J.Quesnel-Vinet beat everyone to it by the five minute mark .The Horsemen had enough time t bounce back but only found themselves dug deeper when B.Deslauriers doubled the lead moments later. That tally may have turned this series into a virtual wake for the Horsemen, who knew that the odds were clearly against them. Just to make sure and erase all doubts, J.Courteau once again got his name on the score sheet providing a stapled 3-0 lead. Deslauriers went on to feed an empty cage and M.Trivisonno was sharp once more turning aside 8 shots for a shutout.

Both teams put forth a great performance that needed a mere 15 minutes to decide it all. Despite falling short, the Horsemen had a memorable run ousting the Armadillos with back to back wins, who had never lost till that point. But tonight the storyline belongs to Venom .M.Trivisonno was really tough to beat and J.Courteau rode a hot hand scoring at least once in all three games. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Mike Trivisonno and Venom for capturing the F2 Wednesday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Trivisonno of Venom. The net minder was cooler than ice on this important night capturing two massive wins that included a game 3 shutout.

2018-01-05
Masters 35+ division playoffs

Friday January 5 (Semi finals)

(5)Bijoux vs Hawks(1) Game 1

Bijoux send early message with Hawks

It was a dominating performance by Bijoux Friday night in a best of three series with the Hawks. The men in red would score two in the second and three in the third while limiting their opponent to only one goal on 21 shots. It was evident that the Hawks didn't play in a while which resulted in some mistakes that would ultimately hurt them in the end. Although Bijoux may argue not playing in a while as well, it surely didn't show in their game. Four different players found the back of the net that included S.Vitai's second in an empty cage. The only positive the Hawks took in this contest was when E.Girouard finally solved J.Beaudry late in the game.

(8)Hawks vs Bijoux(7) S.O Game 2

Hawks pull off incredible comeback to force game 3

The Hawks were shaking with excitement after pulling off a massive comeback to level the playing field. After being down 5-1, the Hawks showed no signs of being able to muster much offense against J.Beaudry and his troops. Then, suddenly, came a massive comeback that forced a shootout. Much of the scoring came from no other than the lone goal scorer of game one. E.Girouard rolled up his sleeves and went to work riffling four rockers past Beaudry. But, the biggest tally may have been from K.Tsoukalas, who also riffled a blistering slap shot that tied the game at six goals apiece. That was the defensemen's second goal of the contest. Still, the Hawks weren't done yet if they planned to extend the series .P.Assadi had to endure the pressure of going through the breakaways with an established counterpart. After both net minders denied two out of the first three shooters, the shootout extended three more rounds till A.Zarzour put a nail to it. The crafty forward finally got it right on his third attempt with a brilliant fake to beat out Beaudry, and P.Assadi was stubborn between the pipes allowing only one goal on six breakaways.

(3)Bijoux vs Hawks(0) Game 3

A.Tremblay, Bijoux weather the storm long enough and get rewarded

The way game two ended, Bijoux knew the importance of the first few minutes heading into game three. Once things got settled down, both sides were tentative on avoiding as many mistakes as possible. But mistakes are a huge part of the game and eventually somebody would capitalise. The match was winding down to its final minutes when A.Tremblay pounced on a loose ball in front of the net to beat Assadi up high. That goal forced the Hawks to pull their net minder for an extra attacker. Unfortunately, the gamble didn't pay off and Bijoux knew they were heading to the final when P.Charbonneau fed the empty cage. The Hawks looked somewhat brutal in the early stages of this series, but they managed to turn it around where they were a coin toss away for reaching the final for a fifth straight season.

(6)HBHA Seniors vs Stones(3) Game 1

Quick start propels Seniors to double up win over Stones

The HBHA Seniors rode a fast start to a convincing 6-3 win over the Stones on Friday night. G.Vouloumanos made the score 3-0 before J.Pizzuco got the Stones on board. It wasn't the kind of start that the Stones could have afforded, not against a team like the HBHA Seniors. In order to have a chance, everything had to go well from the get go. The captain J.Kontitsis led the way igniting the first tally while completing his hat trick in an empty net. With this loss, the Stones had to face the adversity of trying to bounce back versus a heavy favourite.

(2)Stones vs HBHA Seniors(6) Game 2

Determined Seniors blow out Stones to hit familiar territory

There was no hesitation for the HBHA Seniors to get the ball rolling in game two. Similar to the opening game, this contest was lopsided early on with three different goal scorers igniting before the end of the first period. And while the game was far from over, the Stones knew there wasn't much light at the end of the tunnel, especially without three major pieces out of their line-up. They did however battle and got rewarded winning the second period 2-1, but that was as good as it got. The HBHA Seniors closed off the series with a pair of third period markers by P.Koutsogiannopoulos.

With the Masters 35+ division down to only two teams, a best of three series will decide the fate of the top two clubs of the division. The slight edge will go to the HBHA Seniors as they'll attempt a third consecutive championship. But it's not to say that Bijoux can't pull it off. Both sides have the goaltending and the hockey smarts to take it all.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alexandre Tremblay of Bijoux. The series between the Hawks and Bijoux was ultimately decided when the Bijoux forward scored with only two minutes left in a third and deciding game.

2018-01-03
Fat Cats winners of F3 division

Wednesday January 3(F3 Finals)

Fat Cats crowned champions with back to back wins

It showed from the very beginning of the night that the Fat Cats were confident going into this series. Despite allowing an early goal, the Fat Cats rebounded instantaneously with four straight markers prior to the end of the opening frame. Four different players scored during that span, but G.DeMarinis and P.Nadeau did eventually add another for their second of the contest. Deadlast saw that the Fat Cats were ready and needed to figure out how to slow the momentum in game two in order to have a chance. However, it was deja vu all over again. The Fat Cats had another strong early start, this time hurting Deadlast on their own power play when M.Elfassy scored shorthanded to open up the scoring. And just to make matters worse for Deadlast, S.Hrivnak took advantage of the very same power play to double the lead. Still, Deadlast wasn't out of it yet responding in a big way towards the end of the second period where they reeled off two power play goals by C.Papadatos and J.Pantelis. By then, the Fat Cats carried a slight 3-2 lead but managed to widen the gap on two occasions when J.Scalia set up M.Elfassy for his second and J.Guerriero for the last goal of the series. At that point, the Fat Cats committed to every shift making sure that Deadlast would get nothing by G.Sangiovanni. The net minder was crucial in both wins facing a total of 57 shots while allowing only five goals. This was a slam dunk season for the Fat Cats that not only took the regular season with a 9-1 record but accomplished something bigger by reaching the finish line before anyone else. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to G.Sangiovanni and the Fat Cats for getting it done.

(7)Fat Cats vs Deadlast(3) Game 1

(2)Deadlast vs Fat Cats(5) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to G.Sangiovanni of the Fat Cats.Deadlast entered the post season with an incredible 67 goals for in only ten games. That is 15 more than the second place Fat Cats. In hopes of fuelling off their offense, G.Sangiovanni was an obstacle for the high powered attack by allowing only five goals in two games.

2017-12-21
E Division playoffs

Thursday December 21(Semi finals)

(3)SBS Trashers vs Bramabulls(5) Game 1

Bramabulls feeling pretty good in series opener

The Bramabulls went on top early in the first period and sustained pressure to take a 5-3 win over the SBS Trashers in game one of the semi finals. They were clearly the better side for the first two periods getting contributions from four different goal scorers. G.Pisanelli added his second early in the third period and dominated most of the match collecting four points. The quick start has allowed the Bramabulls to play with the kind of controlled aggression that brings out their best and quit chasing the game while closing things down in the final 15 minutes of play. Despite the loss, the SBS Trashers had the better finish with the games last two goals hoping that it would spark some confidence for game two.

(6)Bramabulls vs SBS Trashers(5) S.O Game 2

Bramabulls outlast Trashers in multiple shootout rounds

Every time the SBS Trashers went in front, the Bramabulls responded. Unable to distance themselves by grabbing leads on three different occasions, the SBS Trashers left the fate of their season on a breakaway competition. It seemed like nobody wanted to win this game. Both net minders faced an abundance of attempts and were near perfect almost every time. It wasn't until the seventh round that C.Fragkiudakis of the Bramabulls and Joseph Scalia of the Trashers finally got to the net minders. After both players scored, the madness continued for several more rounds with R.Pampena and C.Muccino dominating their respective cages. But eventually something had to give. It came down to the fifteenth round where C.Fragkiudakis took a deep breath and challenged R.Pampena for a fifth time. And when he finally exhaled and scored, the Bramabulls outlasted the SBS Trashers in an epic finish.

(0)Ottarks vs Raging Rhinos(6) Game 1

Raging Rhinos trounce Ottarks in dominant effort

Neither team likely expected this kind of a result. Things appeared to be going according to plan after a scoreless first period but that all changed by the second where the Raging Rhinos crushed the Ottarks with five unanswered goals. Nothing went right for the Ottarks. The Raging Rhinos were clearly fired up sparking four tallies in only four minutes. J.Hlopasko opened the scoring and added his second to mount the massive lead. In hopes of finishing the game strong to carry good habits into game two, the Ottarks failed to solve N.Mauro, who was brilliant earning a 20 save shutout. J.Tzanetakos closed off the scoring with his second by the early stages of the third period.

(10)Raging Rhinos vs Ottarks(7) Game 2

Run and gun battle works better for Rhinos

At least the Ottarks tried something else after a dreaded affair. However, they couldn't out gun the Raging Rhinos in what was a staggering messy game. A.Angelis struck once in every period while seven other players each scored to get the better of S.Morante. The Ottarks trailed from the get go but kept it respectable with the help of two shorthanded goals. L.Dulcetta made things interesting bagging three quick markers by the third. Unfortunately, the damage had already been done and the Ottarks will be looking from the sidelines while the Raging Rhinos staple their ticket to the final.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carmen Muccino of the Bramabulls. The net minder helped save the day avoiding a game three by allowing only one goal on so many attempts.

The E Thursday division is now down to a pair of deserving teams fighting for the title. Both teams showed why they should be where they are because of their structure and deep line up. The key elements for success are quite simple in this particular case, and that is to avoid mistakes while trying to win as many one on one battles as possible. Sounds easier said than done but both sides will put it all on the line in hopes of escaping as winners.

2017-12-20
F division, playoffs

Wednesday December 20(F2 & F3 Semi finals)

(1)Bramabulls vs Venom(8) F2 Game 2

Venom furious response levels series

Venom got their swagger back in time to save their season. M.Trivissono defended his team after last week's collapse, and backed it up with 24 saves to hand the Bramabulls a humbling 8-1 loss. It was a complete effort-from a team that was clearly energized. After grabbing a 2-0 first period lead, the snow ball effect was in motion as Venom cranked it up adding three more goals by the second and third periods. J.Parisella struck three consecutive times while five other players scored to beat a defenceless G.Follano. With this kind of result, Venom showed plenty of life and felt confident entering a game three mini game.

(2)Venom vs Bramabulls(0) F2 Game 3

Venom's pedal to the medal keeps Bulls in rear view mirror

There was almost no way that Venom would let this opportunity slip away. And they realised it when J.Courteau found the back of the net only 90 seconds into the contest. Venom was intent on continuing from-where they left off and got there by applying the same focus and determination. M.Trivissono was stellar once more denying all 9 shots his way. After setting up the first goal, B.Deslauriers fed another perfect ball to J.Quesnel-Vinet, who secured the series with a two goal cushion. It was a night that the Bramabulls had nothing working for them up front. Apart from J.DeSua's lone tally, no one else was able to score in back to back games.

(4)Horsemen vs Armadillos(3) F2 Game 2

Armadillos, no solutions for T.Mader

The Armadillos seemingly relentless push to the final hit a speed bump on Wednesday night as they suffered their first loss all year. Surely it takes many things to go right for winning this game for the Horsemen, but they can thank T.Mader, who absolutely brilliant riffling all four goals. The Horsemen took control as of the second period where they doubled their lead 4-2.Despite being down, the Armadillos saw this story all over again and played with fire once more only to get burned this time. D.Andrade sparked some life to cut the lead by one, and with still over nine minutes remaining, the division leaders finally hit a wall. M.Vinciguerra appeared to be very ready on this night facing 28 shots and wasn't done yet as a big game three ensued.

(2)Armadillos vs Horsemen(3) F2 Game 3

Horsemen stun division with upset win over Armadillos

Doing it once is quite a feat, but repeating it f or second time is quite remarkable. Unless the Horsemen were playing possum with the Armadillos, this result shocked many including the Horsemen. But regardless what was in front of them, the Horsemen knew they could have done it, especially after coming off the win only moments ago. They jumped off to a 3-0 lead getting goals from S.Zermalias, V.Pandza and G.Giannakis. That surge appeared to be more than enough considering there was only five minutes left over, but it wasn't the case. The Armadillos put a quick scare by striking twice in only a minute. However, that was a close as it got and the Horsemen pulled it off handing the heavy favourites two consecutive losses.

The F2 Wednesday division is now down to only two teams. Venom will take on the Horsemen in what will be a heated battle. With Venom rolling on all cylinders with their explosive offense, the Horsemen will need to repeat what they did versus the Armadillos in order to have a chance.

(5)Primetime vs Fat Cats(6) F3 Game 2

Déjà vu only a week later, Primetime seek therapy

How did Primetime blow two major leads only a week apart is a question that will haunt them for a while? For most of the match, just like in the previous encounter, Primetime looked like the better club, defending well, making the right plays and scoring when it counts. Tonight they carried a 4-1 lead at one point and a 5-3 lead with less than four minutes remaining. Then, in the blink of an eye, the nightmare returned. The Fat Cats rose-from the dead posting two very quick goals courtesy of J.Guerriero and S.Hrivnak to send the series in a shootout. By that point, it seemed that the script was already written for J.Scalia. The Fat Cats anomaly keeps defying the odds. After scoring twice in regulations time, J.Scalia once again provided a huge goal in the shootout that ultimately broke the tie. As harmful as both results were for Primetime, Armen Kavaldjian and the rest of his club did a fantastic job pushing the Fat Cats to the limit.

(2)Hellfish vs Deadlast(6) F3 Game 2

Deadlast roll past Hellfish to hit familiar territory

There wasn't much more the Hellfish could have done in this series. Deadlast was clearly the better of the two sides and it showed in both games. The contest was however close for well over two full periods up until the last five minutes where N.Gikas and J.Pantelis collected their second to secure the result. K.Fiore may have netted the key goal of the night. With the score tied 2-2, the solid defenseman snapped the tie and Deadlast never looked back. B.Makris faced 26 shots allowing only two goals and was flawless by the third where the Hellfish attempted a comeback.

The F3 division final will feature the Fat Cats taking on Deadlast. Both sides came off different scenarios in the semi finals. The Fat Cats relied on late moment dramatics while Deadlast had control of their situation. The Fat Cats will need to be very attentive to Deadlast's quick forwards. If they figure out a way to contain that part of the game their chances will be good, if not, look for Deadlast to prevail.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Trevor Mader of the Horsemen. Sometimes it takes a memorable performance to help shift the tides. The Horsemen were able to oust the Armadillos in part because T.Mader scored all four goals in game two to help set up a do or die deciding match.

2017-12-18
Premier division

Monday December 18

(1)Team Haiti vs P-Ball(6)

Late start hurts Team Haiti

Not having your goaltender ready on time can never be a good thing. Team Haiti went down 2-0 due to team goals before starting the match with a man short. They could have taken the approach that the game was levelled but it didn't really matter as the P-Ball erupted three times by the end of the frame. P.Bibeau started it off followed with the captain J.Gagne and G.Saulnier getting the better of M.Dorismond. In hopes of at least spoiling the shutout, C.Plaisir ripped one past P-O Girourad who was flawless till that point. That goal left half a period which was simply not enough time to overcome a four goal deficit.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-O Girouard of P-Ball. Even though he played only two periods, the tall net minder was brilliant allowing all but one goal on 15 shots.

4 vs 4 Division playoffs

Monday December 18(Semi finals)

Breeze Panareeze suffer double collapse to hands of Punishers

It just didn't matter that the Breeze Panareeze grabbed two sufficient leads in both their games, because in the end, it was the Punishers that prevailed. Up 4-1 early in the second period, the Breeze Panareeze seemed destined to grab a 1-0 series lead. But with a resilient group of guys refusing to call it quits, the Punishers reeled off four straight markers to stun their opponent. The comeback effort was led by four different goal scorers that included the winner by F.Russo. The second game really put the Breeze Panareeze to the test to see how they would respond. And considering how poorly the first game ended, the men in yellow quickly but it behind them with two quick goals. By that point, the question became can they protect it for one more period and avoid another devastating collapse. Unfortunately it was ground hog day all over again. The Punishers did the exact same thing by erupting with five straight tallies to close off the series and put an end to the misery. M.Gagnon had a big game bagging two goals while C.Gingras matched him with a pair as well that included an empty net marker.

(4)Breeze Panareeze vs Punishers (5) Game 1

(5)Punishers vs Breeze Panareeze(2) Game 2

Nightmares endure two bad dreams

With the first game evenly matched, a shootout was needed to see who would come out on top. T.Tsarouhas of the Nightmares and B.Daniele of the Dragons each scored for their respective clubs to prolong the breakaway competition. For whatever reason, the Dragons waited for a fourth round before sending B.Daniele to take another shot at it. And why not since their highly skilled player struck for a second time forcing the Nightmares to score on their last potential chance. G.Lallis was their last hope, and despite his efforts, S.Morante wasn't interested in continuing the merry go round by denying the corner stone defenseman. This proved to be a huge result as the second game tilted more towards the Dragons side. After setting up two teammates, B.Daniele summed up the series with a blistering slap shot-from the neutral zone. The Nightmares had over eight minutes to crawl back into it but found themselves suffocated against a committed group of guys. The Dragons defend better than anyone and tonight they applied their style taking away any sort of time and space-from the Nightmares. S.Morante was once again stellar limiting a potent offense to only one goal on 15 shots.

(4)Nightmares vs Dragons(5) S.O Game 1

(3)Dragons vs Nightmares(1) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Biaggo Daniele of the Dragons. If not for his two shootout goals in game one, and three points in the second game, the Dragons may have potentially been spectators for the final.

Both the Punishers and the Dragons carry an ace in the hole for their clubs. The Dragons have B.Daniele who will change a game on a regular basis and the Punishers have that player in C.Gingras. There isn't much of a difference after that as both sides are balanced in every position. Perhaps it may come down to goaltending. So far P.Stamkopoulos has proven a lot for the Punishers while the Dragons know what they are getting in an established S.Morante.

2017-12-17
E Division playoffs

Sunday December 17(Semi finals)

(4)Shockers vs Brew Crew(5) S.O Game 1

Brew Crew rally for improbable 5-4 shootout win

With the clock winding down and the Brew crew close to falling behind in the series, D.Campanella may have saved the night. There was no scripted way to win this hockey game for the Brew Crew. After finding themselves in a grave hole, the veteran side remained focused and took it one shift at a time. S.Lodico helped rally the comeback with a late second period goal. By then, the Brew Crew still trailed by a pair but eventually overcame the hurdle posting two unanswered markers to force a shootout. It seems more often than not, that when a team enters a shootout with plenty of momentum, they tend to close it off. That was the case in this contest as D.Verta was the only player of the two sides to bury his chance. C.Muccino faced three sharp shooters and never flinched to capture a massive win between the pipes.

(9)Brew Crew vs Shockers(7) S.O Game 2

Make it a double, Brew Crew scoring when it counts

For a second straight game, the Brew Crew had their hands working in extra time. As much as it took everyone to get the job done, D.Verta may have been the hero on this night. The crafty forward seems to love the big games and tonight it showed once again. After collecting five total points along with the shootout winner in game one, D.Verta put on a show scoring once again in the breakaways to help send his club through to the final. The Shockers were the ones who tied it late in this contest courtesy of J.Collins, but couldn't get it done in the shootout going 0 for 5 in both games. They did have their big guns produce as T.Salberg and C.Debonis each collected hat tricks. Another vital piece for the result was C.Moutafis. Four out of the seven goals came off his blade while the sixth goal was thanks to his assist on D.Verta's power play marker. The Brew Crew knew that knocking out the current champs wasn't going to be easy, but by applying their style of game and getting the timely plays, they were confident that they would pull through.

(4)Fatal Demons vs Lynx(5) Game 1

Fatal Demons blow 3-0 lead, show little life after first period in 5-4 loss

It was about as perfect a start as the Fatal Demons could have asked for. They came out better prepared, passing well crashing the net at every chance they had. R.Ranieri tallied twice in that frame alone to put his club up 3-0.All of a sudden the Fatal Demons carried a three goal cushion and were in cruise control which in hindsight, was probably that the best strategy. The Lynx at that point wanted nothing more than to get that one goal to crack the ice. And once they did, they knew it was going to be contagious throughout their lineup. A three goal deficit quickly turned into a one goal deficit after two periods with the Fatal Demons barely hanging on. R.Beaver used a late second period goal and an early third period marker to tie the game for the Lynx. Then, less than 45 seconds later, A.Singh gave the Lynx their first lead of the night and the Fatal Demons felt like a balloon bursting into thin air. At that point, there was no way S.Catalano and a committed defensive game would allow any sort of comeback despite the amount of time left over.

(4)Lynx vs Fatal Demons(2) Game 2

Lynx knot series with 4-2 win, punch ticket to final

The way the previous game ended, the Lynx felt confident in their chances to reaching the final. Still, they didn't take the Fatal Demons for granted as they made sure this time to grab the opening goal. After mounting a 2-1 first period lead, J.Mason gave his club plenty to celebrate as the sniper struck with the man advantage. It was now up to the Fatal Demons to do to the Lynx like the Lynx did to them in the previous encounter. Unfortunately, it isn't that type of team you want to fall behind to. The Fatal Demons couldn't have afforded to put themselves behind and knew nothing more how important game one was when looking back. At worse case, they would have taken their chances in a 15 minute mini game to try and knock out a team like the Lynx. Instead, they just fell short and will now be looking-from the side lines. The Lynx had four different players score in this contest that saw Y.Vanasse set up three teammates.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Brew Crew. Apart from-his dominant play in both games, D.Verta did something remarkable by bagging two game winning shootout goals.

The E Sunday division is now down to only two teams. The Lynx will take on the Brew Crew in what is expected to be a hard fought battle. This series will come down to the Lynx needing to create space against a sound structured Brew Crew side. The good news is that they have the elements, especially with their active defensemen which will need to come into play. It may be a series that the Brew Crew will need to grab that lead even though they showed that they can come back like they did versus the Shockers.

2017-12-15
Masters 35+ division playoffs

Friday December 15 (Round 1,playoffs)

(5)Stones vs Blacksox(4)

Late push not enough for Blacksox

Although the Stones were spotty for 40 minutes, the same couldn't be said for the third period where they barely hung on. But despite the hard finish, what counts is that they got the result to move on to the next round. Sometimes it takes an unlikely hero to come through and make the difference. In tonight's case, J.Pizzuco was that player for the Stones. The stay at home defenseman was behind providing some vital offense that involved two big goals along with an assist. It was just a week ago that the Blacksox thumped the Stones with a hard 11-8 win. With that in mind, the Stones knew they had a hard challenge ahead of them which forced everyone to play a full out 45 minute game.

(7)Hawks vs Devil Dawgz(6)

Goaltending duel boils down to last shot on net

The way the game was going, both sides knew that every shot on net would count. P.Assadi of the Hawks and S.Sauk of the Devil Dawgz were clearly the targets in this contest. Both teams had the weapons to fire away and made sure to do so as many goals went in from-slap shots. For the Hawks, E. Girouard shoots it better than anyone. His one timer has to be one of the most effective in the division and tonight it showed as four came off his quick swing of the ball. Of course it helps having the right player setting you up. S.Govas controlled most of the game and patiently waited to feed his line up resulting in four points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Pizzuco of the Stones. Sometimes it takes that one player to have an extraordinary game and J.Pizzuco was that guy on this particular night. If not for his two goals and one assist, the Stones would be home celebrating the holidays instead of playing a semi final round.

The Masters' 35+ division is now down to only four teams. The HBHA Seniors and Bijoux skipped the opening round for capturing the top two spots and will return to action against tonight's winners. The match ups are as follows:

(1)HBHA Seniors vs Stones(4) Recent history has shown that the Stones give plenty of problems to the HBHA Seniors. Despite the rankings, and going up against the two time defending champs, the Stones have the elements to move forward. But it will take every aspect of their game to work on all cylinders in order to defeat a team like the HHA Seniors.

(2)Bijoux vs Hawks(3) Here is a match up involving two teams unfamiliar with one another. They only met once with both sides missing players. What is known however is that Bijoux has the goaltending that can take them past this round. If the Hawks get their net minder playing up to the task, then they'll have a great shot, if not, look for Bijoux to punch their ticket to the final.

2017-12-14
E Division playoffs

Thursday December 14(Playoffs, round 1)

(7)SBS Trashers vs Mighty Drunks(3)

Third period does Mighty Drunks in against SBS Trashers

On Thursday, a meltdown by the Mighty Drunks in the final frame, turned a one goal lead into a 7-3 loss. This was a contest that the SBS Trashers struggled to get traction, at least in the first two periods. But once P.Hodhod riffled his second to level the score, the SBS Trashers never looked back. The quicker side roared with five unanswered tallies in the span of only eight minutes. F.Gentile bagged the fourth goal that held for the winner and P.Nadeau closed off the game for his second of the night. Despite the loss, the Mighty Drunks knew they had their hands full versus the top seeded Trashers, but managed a good fight anyway. M.Beaudry launched a pair of beauties that R.Pampena wished he had back.

(7)Raging Rhinos vs Chiefs(2)

Chiefs effort not nearly good enough

The Chiefs deserved no credit what so ever in a poor performance versus the Raging Rhinos. Granted, the Rhinos are a deep team and entered the night as favourites, but they didn't really have to work too hard for this result. A 3-0 first period lead turned quickly into a 6-0 lead and the Chiefs season became just a memory. S.Labrecque, G.Vouloumanos each scored twice and S.Pilon was very productive accumulating four points. With so many factors going against the Chiefs, the biggest turning point in the game was when G.Vouloumanos scored shorthanded late in the first period for a three goal cushion. That tally ultimately deflated the Chiefs morale for any sort of comeback.

(5)Ottarks vs Mohicans(4)

J.Mandracchia's two goals help extinguish Mohicans

 Although the Ottarks rely heavily on their overall team game, it's always nice to have that ace in the hole. J.Mandracchia will surely make a difference on most nights as tonight was just another day at the office for the young talent. After setting up the Ottarks' first tally, J.Mandracchia decided to score as well by bagging two out of his clubs five goals. The match went back and forth with the Mohicans grabbing two leads only to find themselves behind when L.Dulcetta snapped a 2-2 tie. They did manage to even the score with an early third period marker in hopes of regaining some momentum. However, that shifted immediately with the Ottarks responding right away when M.DiSalvio and J.Mandracchia tallied only four minutes apart. In the end, the Ottarks held off a solid quick team as they now advance to the final four.

(5)Bramabulls vs Werewolves(2)

Bramabulls jump on Werewolves early

After jumping off to a commanding 3-0 lead, the Bramabulls were able to button things up-from there en route to a 5-2 victory. C.Fragkiudakis set the match in motion with the games first two goals. There is no question that the Werewolves would have liked to re start the game on a better note, especially knowing that they were missing key elements versus a stacked Bramabulls team. Already with a deep line up, the Bramabulls had four particular players doing most of the damage up front. C.Fragkiudakis, D.Verta, G.Pisanelli and M.Maggiore accounted for an impressive eleven points. Goaltending was also a factor as C.Muccino kept a cool composure allowing only two goals on 19 shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Mandracchia of the Ottarks. In a 5-4 close game versus the Mohicans, the natural centre man produced three big points that included a pair of goals.

There were no surprises or upsets on Thursday night as the top four seeds won to advance to the semi finals. The match ups are as follows:

(1)SBS Trashers vs Bramabulls(4) And while the seeds may suggest the SBS Trashers to be slight favourites, that notion can be thrown out the window. The Bramabulls match up in every area and possess one key component which is years of experience. The onus is on the SBS Trashers to figure out how to compete with a difficult opponent.

(2)Raging Rhinos vs Ottarks(3) Flip a coin for this series. Both sides are a carbon copy of each other. They both have an established number one line surrounded with a sound supporting cast. It's one of those series that will come to uncontrollable details such as ball luck, timely penalties, shaky goaltending, mistakes etc.......

2017-12-13
F division, playoffs

Wednesday December 13 (F2 & F3 Semi finals)

(6)Venom vs Bramabulls(7) F2, S.O Game 1

Bramabulls stage furious rally to stun Venom

A.DiPerna and the Bramabulls did something remarkable on Wednesday night as they stormed back in an unbelievable fashion. Judging by the way the game started, Venom were making all the right plays and kept control for nearly the entire match where they led 4-1 with just half a period remaining. With that kind of lead in a playoff game, it made almost no sense that any team would let it slip away. However, Venom folded like a cheap suit and the Bramabulls cranked it up with four markers in a short period of time. Still, the outcome wasn't decided as both sides headed for the shootout to see who would take the series lead. It almost felt like the two teams knew that the Bramabulls would take it in the end simply due to how they ended the game. And after sending three skilled players, M.Maggiore and T.Settino each scored to win the breakaway competition.

(9)Armadillos vs Horsemen(2) F2, Game 1

Armadillos unleash the hounds early

If preaching a good start was the way to go, than the Horseman failed miserably in tonight's case. The Armadillos were already looking ahead after only ten minutes where they sealed the game with a 7-0 lead. G.Vouloumanos recorded a hat trick in only nine minutes and P.Scotti was the other Armadillo to earn a multi goal performance. The only positive that the Horsemen can try to carry into next week's game is the fact that they didn't lose the last two frames. Both sides traded second and third period goals that saw V.Pandza collect a pair of points in the loss.

(8)Fat Cats vs Primetime(6) F3, Game 1

Primetime let it slip away like sand

To think that Primetime had this game in the palm of their hands will only sting as they have to deal with the sorrow for at least a week. Up 5-2 and then 6-3 with only six minutes remaining is usually a staple for the outcome but not in this particular case. The Fat Cats saw the light at the end of the tunnel when they were awarded two power play chances. First, D.Brunetti capitalised with the man advantage and then J.Scalia came through tying the game to send it in a shootout. It's happened on a few occasions that J.Scalia flashes his best form at the right time. Not only did he tie the contest late, but the clutch forward pieced together another huge tally in the shootout to cap off the game. However, it was K.Hrivnak`s shootout marker that stood for the winner as the veteran was solid scoring once while adding an assist. Primetime couldn't have asked for a better game if not counting six minutes. C.Dapoulias was stellar bagging a hat trick while J.Rabchuk riffled a pair. As hard as this loss is for Primetime, they need to keep in mind that they can play with the Fat Cats knowing that they were so close to beating them.

(7)Deadlast vs Hellfish(0) F3,Game 1

Hellfish crushed 7-0 in series opener

The Hellfish have one week to get their game back on track if they plan on extending their season. With goalie B.Makris in net, the Hellfish failed to figure him out despite firing 24 shots. The offense only got rolling as of the second period for Deadlast. They struck three times before continuing their onslaught by the third netting four more tallies. Y.Gazura was the only player to score twice while C.Papadatos took care of the back end providing three assists. Unless the Hellfish get the better start in game two and can avoid visiting the penalty box, then they'll have a chance to even the series, if not, Deadlast will go through and attempt to win another championship.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco DiLena of the Bramabulls. In what looked like a down and out situation for the Bramabulls, M.DiLena inspired a massive comeback by scoring twice while setting up a goal.

2017-12-11
Premier division

Monday December 11

(10)Red Lite vs Team Haiti(1)

Red Lite romp to 10-1 win over Team Haiti

So Red Lite made Team Haiti pay-from start to finish on this night. They scored often by keeping the ball away-from their opponent. Five goals went end in prior to the first period and five more went in by the second ending the contest earlier than usual. P.DiGiacomo scored the most for his hat trick while J.Daoust and K.Kuczmarski each struck twice getting the better of a defenceless M.Dorismond. Team Haiti's lone highlight came in the opening frame where P-A Plaisir beat C.Lantin for a rare time. Despite their short roster of barely two lines, Red Lite still overwhelmed Team Haiti.

(3)P-Ball vs Black Knighst(2) S.O

Black Knights rally but lose in shootout

After being plagued with a slow start, the Black Knights overcame a 2-0 deficit only to lose in a shootout. Rather than tying the game late in the first period with a power play opportunity, the Black Knights gave up a goal instead finding themselves in a deeper hole .However, that didn't discourage them-from battling back in which they did striking once late in the second period and late in the final frame. With both sides testing their luck in a shootout, the Black Knights failed on all three attempts to put the ball home. P-O Girouard stood tall winning the battle over his counterpart G.Vermette, who couldn't stop B.Jutras. The P-Ball got goals-from G.Saulnier and B.Jutras while B.Daniele and C.Chirola each tallied for the Black Knights.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Benoit Jutras of P-Ball. The P-Ball forward scored twice in rare circumstances. His first tally came with a man less while his other goal was the lone shootout marker that ultimately decided the outcome.

4 vs 4 Division playoffs

Monday December 11 (Round 1, playoffs)

1 Timer put scare but Punishers sigh relief in the end

For the Punishers, this round was one they expected to pass. It's only because that the 1 Timer didn't have their best season and that the Punishers feel that they have all the elements to go all the way. And despite passing the round, it came as a scare. Although the first game wasn't an issue with the Punishers out dueling the 1 Timer with a 7-2 landslide, it was by the second contest where they started to feel the butterflies circulating. The 1 Timer proved that they weren't going down easy and made a series out of it by taking the match in a shootout. P-A Surprenant issued one of his most solid games by not only scoring during the contest but by netting two shootout markers. If momentum means anything, than the 1 Timer had a golden chance to pull off an upset by playing a mere twelve minutes mini game three. Unfortunately they couldn't get that much needed start and the Punishers stormed back with rage bagging three quick goals. J.Chiropoulos set up two teammates, including the winner- from S.Bentivegna and P.Stamkopoulos made sure to keep a clean sheet by denying every shot his way.

(7)Punishers vs 1 Timer(2) Game 1

(4)1 Timer vs Punishers(3) S.O Game 2

(3)Punishers vs 1 Timer(0) Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Stamkopoulos of the Punishers. In a series that went down to the wire, the goaltender was there when needed the most earning a big game three shutout.

With round one out of the way, four teams will be looking for answers on how to defeat a difficult opponent. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Breeze Panareeze vs Punishers(4) All four meetings between the two sides were decided by one goal or less. Assuming both teams come with their full roster, this round will most likely need every single second to see who will pass.

(2)Nightmares vs Dragons(3) The Dragons have an ace in the hole by the name of B.Daniele. The Nightmares know this and will formulate a game plan to neutralize the Dragons big gun. It will be up to the Dragons supporting cast to up their game if they plan on moving on.

2017-12-10
E Division

Sunday December 10 (Round 1, playoffs)

(10)Lynx vs Sportek(0)

Lynx melt Sportek in lopsided affair

The Lynx smelled blood early and feasted to a dominating 6-0 first period lead. Unless there was a power outage or some other type of disaster to delay the game and resume it at a further date, the Sportek knew they were done. They did manage to slow things down but still lost the second period by one goal. A.Singh tallied in every frame to earn a hat trick while J.Mason and his captain J.Lang were right behind him posting two goals each. He definitely didn't have his busiest night but S.Catalano kept his cage clean stopping 14 shots. As nice as this win is for the Lynx, they need to put it quickly behind them and focus on playing a more intense style as the stakes will change in the next round.

(3)Brew Crew vs Team Cuba(2)

Brew Crew use big second period to rally past Team Cuba

Even though Team Cuba did everything right-from grabbing the better start and by playing with a 2-0 lead, it just wasn't good enough in the end. It took a stretch of only six and a half minutes for the Brew Crew to flip the game completely around. Once P.Karigiannis snapped the 2-2 tie, Team Cuba were now the hunted after being the hunters. But there was still more than enough time at that point to settle things down and regroup. Unfortunately, no matter how many few chances and shots they took on net, C.Muccino came to life stoning every player. Team Cuba failed to capitalize on their chances involving some power play time and didn't help their case either with the amount of time spent in the penalty box. Both sides played your prototypal playoff game that had every aspect of hockey involved. In the end, it was the Brew Crew that found a way to win as they now move on to another difficult round.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carmen Muccino of the Brew Crew. Despite the slow start, C.Muccino did more than his part shutting the door for over two periods making one brilliant save after another.

From-seven playoff teams, the E Sunday division is now down to only four to see who will reach the finish line. The next round is a best of three semi finals. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Shockers vs Brew Crew(4) This will be one battle that isn't for the faint of heart. Both teams have their own different style that works for them, but there will be one key component on who may prevail. That component is discipline. The team who decides to put their teammate's first and not themselves will have the advantage.

(2)Fatal Demons vs Lynx(3) Similar to the other series involving the Shockers and the Brew Crew, both these teams want nothing more than to win. It wasn't to long ago that the Fatal Demons handed the Lynx a crushing defeat. If a short memory means anything, then look out for the Lynx to prove themselves against a veteran team. The Fatal Demons will play a trapping style and take away space while the Lynx will look to their speed and highly skilled players to find that room.

2017-12-08
Masters 35+ division

Friday December 8

(3)National vs HBHA Seniors(6)

HBHA Seniors drop National with four first period goals

This one didn't kick off so pleasantly, at least for National who are looking to secure a playoff spot .It took barely the first period for the HBHA Seniors to capture first place of the division. T.Baltzis put things in motion with the Seniors opening two goals and P.Karigiannis set up both P.Koutsogiannopoulos and G.Vouloumanos for a commanding 4-1 lead. Still, with plenty of time to bounce back, National knew that it was unlikely to overcome the deficit against a team like the HBHA Seniors. Unless they kept it close from the beginning, there was almost no chance for a comeback. This was a first of two games for National, who still controlled their own destiny on whether they would get in or not.

(7)Devil Dawgz vs Hawks(6) O.T

Devil Dawgz extend hope but still on life support

It wasn't complicated for the Devil Dawgz entering their double header night. Either they win both games or their season is over and done with. They did have a great opportunity against a very depleted Hawks team. However, that short bench proved to be a burden all game long. This contest needed overtime for the Devil Dawgz to capture two precious points. B.Deslauriers, known for his scoring played a different role setting up four goals instead. K.Aruajo led the charge with three markers while M.Archambault buried a pair that included the sudden death winner.

(2)National vs Bijoux(3)

National can't help playing with fire

What more could have National hoped for? Needing only one single point to assure a post season spot, the opportunity was staring them right in the eye. Unfortunately they couldn't get it done against a team with only six players and a goaltender. But in Bijoux's defence, it's been their theme for most of the season. Even with their depleted line up, J.Beaudry and his few players managed to take second rank only to trail the HBHA Seniors by one point. S.Vitali was vital for the win as the forward scored two out of his clubs three goals. Surely it always helps when your net minder is that stellar. J.Beaudry is as good as it gets stopping 28 of 30 shots. Now that National failed to capture one single point to guarantee a playoff spot, they still had two chances to get in depending what the Devil Dawgz and the Black Sox did in their remaining games.

(6)Devil Dawgz vs Blacksox(5)

Devil Dawgz put it all on the line to get in

With their 6-5 win over the Blacksox, the Devil Dawgz can now breathe a little easy as they secured a playoff spot. It was a remarkable achievement being able to collect at least five out of a possible six points while getting some help in order to move on. This was their second game in only two hours where they twice dominated the third period. After trailing 4-3, the Devil Dawgz used three third period goals to squeeze out the win and sneak in through the back door. J.Constantin was clutch providing his clubs last two goals, and K.Araujo along with B.Deslauriers got their names noticed once more as both players combined for six points. Despite the loss, the Blacksox had one more chance of getting in but needed to defeat the Stones in their double header night. B.Pereira collected a hat trick while T.Vona struck twice in the loss.

(8)Stones vs Blacksox(11)

Desperation kicks in, Blacksox punch ticket to post season

It didn't matter that the Blacksox just finished playing with no break in between games. With their backs to the wall, the Blacksox just played with adrenaline. And what an incredible performance against a team that barley concedes many goals. The Stones pride themselves on sound defensive hockey but tonight they seemed to forget how to live up to their identity by taking an 11-8 thumping. The Blacksox simply out ran, out battled and out played their opponent to punch a ticket into the post season. The win came with the help of every player pulling their weight one way or another. Four of their goals came-from A.Huynh while N.Macrozonaris was right behind him with a hat trick as part of a seven point performance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Araujo of the Devil Dawgz. In a double header night, the star studded defenseman came through in a big way-from defending well while providing loads of offense helping his team capture two necessary wins.

In what was a wild and eventful Friday night, the smoke and dust finally cleared, and six teams will be advancing. The HBHA Seniors and Bijoux deserved what they got capturing first and second place spots that put them straight through to the semi finals. The first round matches are as follows:

(3)Hawks vs Devil Dawgz(6) Both teams will have their hands full. The Devil Dawgz won the regular season battle posting two overtime wins. But that won't concern the Hawks as they'll make sure to be ready now that the real season begins.

(4)Stones vs Blacksox(3) The Stones can't be too pleased how their season ended versus the Blacksox. If they don't adjust to playing their style, then the Blacksox may just have enough with a quicker and more intense group of guys.

2017-12-07
E Division

Thursday December 7

(5)Bramabulls vs Werewolves(3)

Bramabulls wrap up season with 5-3 win

After an early jump, the Bramabulls built a 3-0 lead and held on to finish their season on the right foot. Five different players found the back of the net that saw P.Charbonneau and G-C Pisanelli collect three points each. The Werewolves, despite their bad start pulled within one by the second period but couldn't level the game in time. M.Minkiewicz fared well setting up three different teammates in the loss. J.DeSua's third period early goal proved to be just enough for the Bramabulls, who will settle for a 6-4 record and a fourth place finish.

(6)SBS Trashers vs Mohicans(2)

SBS Trashers lock up president trophy in E Thursday division

Now that step one is complete, can the SBS Trashers bring it a step further ?Only time will tell, but for now things seem to be rolling just fine for E.Panzera and the rest of his crew. They did make an important move just prior to the signing deadline. With the addition of M.Siconolfi, there already charged offense just got that much better. The recent addition played only four games and made a splash accumulating five goals and a helper where he picked up two markers and an assist in tonight's contest versus the Mohicans. Joseph Scalia matched his teammate with two goals, and R.Pampena is the real deal in net limiting a good Mohicans team to only two tallies on 27 shots.

(5)Raging Rhinos vs United Arms(2)

United Arms make Rhinos fight for their win

Even though the United Arms know that they aren't participating in the post season there compete level remained in full gear. The Raging Rhinos had to battle hard and fight till the very end in order to seal the win. Surely, it helps when one of your better players produce. E.Brady took matters into his own hands collecting three straight points that included two goals. This contest was only 3-2 after two periods before the Raging Rhinos went on to adding a goal per period.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michael Siconolfi of the SBS Trashers. Its only four games that he played, but M.Siconolfi may be that extra piece that the SBS Trashers need to go all the way. Tonight, the skilled player collected three points to his collection and will look to carry that momentum into the playoffs.

Now that the E Thursday regular season came to an end, eight teams will be primed to play in the real season. The first round is a one game do or die match up, and when looking at how close the standings are, anything is possible. The match ups are as follows:

(1)SBS Trashers vs Mighty Drunks(8) Clearly the SBS Trashers are deeper up front and heavy favourites going in. That being said, the Mighty Drunks can be frustrating to play against when they bear down and trap. They will need to keep the game close and rely on S.Sauk to steal the show in order to have a chance.

(2)Raging Rhinois vs Chiefs(7) The Chiefs need to get their defence act together. If they don't manage to play sound defence, than the Raging Rhinos will pick them apart with their dynamic trio up front.

(3)Ottarks vs Mohicans(6) The Ottarks have at least 3 game breakers up front with a solid supporting cast.The Mohicans need to identify the Ottarks strength in order to avoid an early exit.

(4)Bramabulls vs Werewolves(5) The balance is there for both sides. The Bramabulls just came off a 5-3 win over the Werewolves because of a very good start. With every detail counting, both sides must limit their mistakes.

2017-12-06
F division

F Wednesday

Tuesday December 5th

Les Raymonds (2) VS Primetime (3)

Late 3rd period surge earns Primetime a much-needed win going into the playoffs.

With a Tuesday night game on the docket, Primetime showed up with a short bench, Les Raymonds took advantage of the following scoring a quick goal from J. Flynn. As Primetime entered the final frame of the game they slowly started to take advantage of their chances scoring three unanswered goals to take the lead. C. Flikas, C. Dapoulias, and T. Sourias each helped their team gain the lead and gain momentum going into the playoffs.

Fat Cats (3) VS Deadlast (0)

Giancarlo Sangiovanni stops every shot he faces to earn a shutout.

An early start to the night puts the Fat Cats in good position for the rest of the game. As J. Scalia and M. Elfassy each found a way to solve J. Sanoudakis. With a two-goal lead, Deadlast put everything they got trying to score a goal to cut the lead down to half, but with no success. G. Sangiovanni shut the door the entire game to deny every single opportunity the opposition had to score. G. Bampos secured the win and put the game away scoring an empty netter.

Les Raymonds (3) VS Hellfish (6)

Fatigue showed for Les Raymonds who played an hour earlier.

After just playing an hour earlier, fatigue showed in Les Raymonds game, the team was not as fast on the forecheck and allowed Hellfish to run around a bit. The Hellfish took advantage of the situation and doubled up their opponent with a team effort as five different players scored. C. Fragkiudakis was the sole player from Hellfish that found the back of the net twice for his club.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giancarlo Sangiovanni of the Fat Cats. The netminder stood tall in front of every shot he faced and insured nothing got by him in the last game of the season.

The F3 division regular season came to an end on Tuesday night. With Fat Cats and Deadlast capturing first and second place respectively, they will be the only two teams to skip the opening round and head off straight to the semi finals. The first round match ups are as follows:

Hellfish (3) VS RBK Knights (6)The RBK Knights will need to step up defensively and play a solid game the entire time with all five guys coming back to help out. S. Sauk will have his hands full all night stopping the many offensive weapons Hellfish has if RBK Knights wish to move on to the next round.

Primetime (4) VS Les Raymonds (5)Les Raymonds do not have to look far to find and learn from their mistakes from the previous night if they wish to succeed and move on to the next round. If Primetime shows up with their entire bench, Les Raymonds will have to play a near perfect game.

Wednesday December 6

(10)Venom vs Bramabulls(6)

Venom storm out of the gates

Starting their night off with a bang was clearly on the to do list for Venom. The Bramabulls proved to be not much of an opponent though, as a four goal difference speaks for itself. There was plenty of trouble-from the get go with Venom striking four times in the first period. It was a night that the Quesnel-Vinet brothers stole the show. The siblings racked up three goals each doing most of the damage. In addition to their onslaught, J.Parisella buried a pair and Y.Gazura was very productive accumulating six points. This wasn't the type of game a team like the Bramabulls were expecting. They dropped the contest with a more or less complete line up versus a side missing more players. The only good news is that they have a whole week to regroup and figure out what went wrong in order to be prepared for the playoffs.

(3)Horsemen vs Armadillos(5)

Armadillos quick start pays dividends

Instead of relying on playing a vital third period like they have done for most of the season, the Armadillos decided to start off strong. There 3-0 lead helped avoid some drama but not to its entirety. The Horsemen battled back winning a huge second frame all thanks to M.Mamoulides's natural hat trick. However, G.Bouchard scored once for the Armadillos, who still had the luxury of playing with the lead in the last 15 minutes of play. In a desperate attempt to tie the game, the Horsemen hit a massive wall named C.Stavriadis. The net minder remained calm despite all the pressure his way and was absolutely stellar keeping the Horsemen off board. G.Bouchard secured all doubts by hitting an empty cage for his second of the night.

The F2 Wednesday regular season came to an end. Four teams will head straight to a best of three semi finals. The Match ups are as follows:

(1)Armadillos vs Horsemen(4) They haven't lost till now and don't plan on doing so anytime soon. As long as the Horsemen keep the games close, than anything is possible as the little details will determine who comes out on top.

(2)Venom vs Bramabulls(3) Despite coming off a 10-6 win, Venom need to put that behind them quickly. The Bramabulls will be much better when it counts and Venom have to expect a playoff style match up in order to pass.

F3 Division Round 1

(8)Primetime vs Les Raymonds(1)

Short bench leads to expected result

For whatever reason, Les Raymonds didn't have the ammunition to compete with a better prepared Primetime line up. Even though it was only after one period, Primetime knew they were advancing to the next round. C.Dapoulias used a power play goal for a 3-0 lead after eleven minutes which felt like a massive margin considering how many players Les Raymonds had. Out of their eight goals, four players each scored twice to take care of the offense. Those four players were T.Flikas, N.Pacheco, C.Dapoulias and L.Haouzi. Les Raymonds got their lone tally on the power play courtesy of J.Flynn, as the only player to solve A.Qureshi.

(7)Hellfish vs RBK Knights(1)

Playoff pedigree comes to life for Hellfish

If experience and winning in the past means anything than this result justifies why the Hellfish should be moving forward.At no point were the Hellfish in any danger during this contest. From the get go, they set the tone and won every single frame allowing only one goal that had no threat whatsoever. D.Ugaldez and M.Kardum riffled a pair and B.Verducci was grateful for having a committed defence in front of him. This was that one round that good teams would like to avoid. The Hellfish didn't have their best regular season but managed to get back in top form during the latter part of it as they seek only one thing in the end.

The F3 division will now have only four teams left over to see who will reach the finish line. The semi final match ups are as follows:

(1)Fat Cats vs Primetime(4) Surely one loss in ten games will suggest that the Fat Cats should win. But Primetime won't go down that easy and could make things very interesting with some of the fire power they have. Anything is possible at this time of year.

(2)Deadlast vs Hellfish(3)It's a battle that involves two teams with some recent success. Deadlast dominated the goals for category by a landslide which is always good to have. However, defence and goaltending win championships and the Hellfish are solid in both those categories with B.Verducci between the pipes. It should come down to limited amount of mistakes as both sides are evenly matched.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Guillaume Bouchard of the Armadillos. Game in and game out, G.Bouchard dictates the pace better than any other defenseman. By controlling the ball so effortlessly, the skilled d-man produced four points that included the winner in a close 5-3 win over the Horsemen.

2017-12-04
Premier division

Monday December 4

(4)P-Ball vs Red Lite(5) O.T

Red Lite sneak past P-Ball in OT

A.Richer scored his second at the 3:51 minute mark of overtime to give Red Lite a revenge victory versus the P-Ball. It wasn't too long ago that the P-Ball overcame a late deficit to take the contest against their new born rival. Red Lite did have the opportunity to take it in regulation time but blew three straight leads before trailing by the third period. M.David used a late equaliser to level the game at four goals apiece. J.Bradley had scored twice using his speed to find himself in front of P-O Girourad, who had no chance on what was a perfect wrist shot. P-Ball had a little more balanced offense that included scoring efforts-from S.Bellefleur, M-A Trudeau, T.Lord and the captain J.Gagne.

(3)Team Haiti vs Black Knights(8)

Black Knights pull away after Team Haiti attempt comeback

Team Haiti imploded twice in their loss versus the Black Knights. After trailing 4-0, a potential comeback seemed to be in the making when H.Merone and M.Merone each scored to cut the lead in half but it was all for nothing in the end. The Black Knights responded immediately adding four more tallies by the third to put the match away. O.Wahid continues to impress as the rising star notched his clubs first two goals to get the ball rolling. M.Revelakis also buried a pair and M.Dettorre set up three markers while adding the closer late in the game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alexandre Richer of Red Lite. The new addition made his presence felt right away by striking twice that included the sudden death winner.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday December 4

Punishers challenge Breeze Panareeze with plenty of bite

Playing relentless hockey will only pay off in the end. The Punishers collected four out of a possible six points by working their tail off versus the division leaders. Both games went down to the wire. In what appeared to be heading for overtime in the opening contest, A.Centis avoided it by striking late in the game. The Breeze Panareeze overcame a 3-1 hole only to see it disappear with 54 seconds to go. The second encounter was nearly as close but with the match going the entire distance. After tying the game twice with goals by A.Zarzour and E.Girouard, the Breeze Panareeze tested their luck in the shootout. The question at that point became which goaltender would excel. But with no players able to solve the net minders, both sides settled for a draw. M.Dagenais and P.Stamkopoulos of the Punishers never flinched denying every single breakaway.

(4)Punishers vs Breeze Panareeze(3)

(2)Breeze Panareeze vs Punishers(2) S.O

Nightmares out duel Dragons in battle of depleted line ups

With both sides missing a few players, the playing field can be argued that it was fair for both sides. However, it didn't seem that way when looking at the final results. The Nightmares had only one change and played the game as if they had three lines rolling .E.Allen and A.Bergomi were lights out in the opening game as both players collected four points each. The first period was tight with the Nightmares up 4-3 but the second wasn't anywhere close as the Dragons just faded away giving up two unanswered tallies. With a chance to bounce back and even the score, the Dragons were nowhere to be found in the second game. They did keep it close for over a period but that changed when the Nightmares exploded with three goals. Once again, E.Allen continued his onslaught by adding two more points. The most impressive stat in this encounter was that L.Dias collected a shutout while setting up two goals.

(3)Dragons vs Nightmares(6)

(3)Nightmares vs Dragons(0)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Lucas Dias of the Nightmares. The goaltender excelled earning two wins that included a shutout and a pair of points.

The regular season just came to an end. The top three seeds will automatically get a pass to the semi finals while the fourth place seed will face off versus the fifth place seed for that last spot. The first round match up features the Punishers taking on the 1 Timer. The Punishers will enter that game as the favorites, especially the way they have been playing as of late. As for the 1 Timer, they did finish on a positive note collecting two straight wins versus the Dragons, but will that be enough to prevail against a team running on all cylinders.

2017-12-03
E Division

Sunday December 3

(4)Fatal Demons vs Lynx(1)

Fatal Demons get rewarded playing sound playoff style hockey

Even if it's just the regular season, it's good to get a dominant effort- from start to finish. They did just that in their drubbing 4-1 of the Lynx on Sunday night. Four different players scored and R.Ranieri was flawless for well over two periods. By the time the Lynx got on board, the deficit was too large to overcome, especially how tight the Fatal Demons were playing. D.Ugaldez got credited the winner and R.Ranieri was brilliant allowing only one goal against a powerhouse offense. With the Fatal Demons thoroughly dominating the action tempers flared between the two sides by the third period. It just went to show how these two teams will be prepping for the post season.

(7)Wild Dogs vs Les Immigrant(5) S.O

Leave it to M-A Haber to get it done

The Wild Dogs are glad to have a player like M-A Haber to their lineup. When one single player scores all five goals along with the shootout winner, it says a lot about how significant he really is. At no point during the game did Les Immigrant address the problem. Instead, the Wild Dogs star forward pretty much had his way making one goal after the other look easy. Despite his dominant effort, the Wild Dogs were stuck in a back and forth battle with Les Immigrant that saw both sides trade three third period goals. With overtime solving nothing, a shootout followed and both sides sent three players to take care of business. However, only one team scored that included tallies-from Haber and J.Haddad. Les Immigrant did the smart thing of sending A.Saglam, who just came off a two goal and three point performance only to get denied by A-R Dandachli.

(2)Brew Crew vs Shockers(3)

Shockers score three straight to rally past Brew Crew

The Shockers hoped that this game against the Brew Crew would put them back on track after dropping their lone contest of the season only a week ago. And after trailing 2-0, the Shockers reminded everyone what they are all about. There resilient and relentless style led to a three straight tallies with two coming by the third period. J.Collins evened the score right before his captain J.Blackman took charge providing the go ahead that stuck till the end. What makes this result gratifying for the Shockers was that they overcame a deficit against a team that normally seals it shut. D.Bourque kept battling between the pipes confident that his club would bounce back and take the game.

(8)Team Cuba vs Sportek(2)

Team Cuba end season on high note

After an average regular season,Team Cuba look to be hitting their stride with this result versus the Sportek. However, it wasn't until the second period when the flood gates opened. Team Cuba exploded for six goals and the score was 6-0 before Team Sportek finally got on board. K.Kersaint had a monster game sparking three markers as part of a six point night. On a rare occasion, E.Girouard collected more assists than goals. The sniper decided to set up plays that resulted in four helpers while still adding one tally not to lose his touch.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mark Anthony Haber of the Wild Dogs. In what was an incredible night, the Wild Dogs forward carried his club igniting five goals along with a shootout marker for a 7-5 win over Les Immigrant.

The E division regular season came to an end on Sunday night. With the Shockers capturing first place, they will be the only team to skip the opening round and head off straight to the semi finals. The first round match ups are as follows:

(2)Fatal Demons vs Wild Dogs(7) The Fatal Demons are a deep playoff team and should pass in this match up. However, the Wild Dogs to have a potential ace in the hole. If M-A Haber continues at this rate, then the possibility of a major upset is in the making.

(3)Lynx vs Sportek(6) The Lynx are simply too quick for Sportek. Unless they get lights out goaltending along with solid coverage, this contest won't be close.

(4)Brew Crew vs Team Cuba(5) The Brew Crew gave it to Team Cuba during the regular season and will look to repeat the same fate. With this being a do or die playoff game, both sides will likely play a chess style match which will ultimately be decided by mistakes.

2017-12-01
Masters 35+ division

Friday December 1

(5)National vs Devil Dawgz(2)

National aim to get on track

Despite being a playoff bubble team over the course of the season, National put out one of their best games in what was nearly a must win versus the Devil Dawgz. So much was on the line for the two sides seeking that that last playoff spot. With the second period winding down to its final seconds, F.Metellus beat the buzzer to put National up 2-1.That goal undoubtedly sparked the rest of his club to play a relentless third period that saw their captain M.Pinheiro take charge with two big goals. This was first of two games of a double header night for National.

(5)HBHA Seniors vs Bijoux(4)

Big John Kontitsis comes through for HBHA Seniors

When in doubt, look to your captain to get it done. J.Kontitsis scored a tie breaking goal with just under five minutes remaining in the game to beat Bijoux 5-4 on Friday night. Both sides depended on only a few players to get much of their offense going.The HBHA Seniors saw G.Vouloumanos strike three times while their leader J.Kontitsis riffled a pair. As for Bijoux , P.Charbonnneau was in fine form once again bagging three out of his clubs four goals. By the way the match was going, Bijoux had to deal with the frustrations of tying the game on four occasions unable to ever grab that lead.

(8)National vs Hawks(4)

Make it a double, National getting hot at right time

Prior to the night, National had only one win to show for but that suddenly changed as they doubled their success in only two hours. The Hawks were hoping to hang in there and keep the game as close as possible without their regular net minder, but that didn't transpire as National smelled blood-from the beginning. In that span of only two minutes, O.Meilleur and E.Vigneault each scored and the Hawks knew they had a long night ahead of them. But despite the goaltending issue, National was clearly the better of the two sides. They worked harder and out ran their opponent that resulted in a deserving victory. O.Meilleur led the way with a hat trick and E.Ferlatte was right behind his teammate with a pair of tallies.

(11)HBHA Seniors vs Blacksox(4)

Blacksox playing with fire get burned

Everyone eying the bench- from both sides knew exactly where this contest was headed. The Blacksox didn't even have a player to change with and were forced to remain on the field for an entire 45 minutes. However, that could work sometimes but not against the two times champions, not a chance. But the Blacksox went with the right approach, and that was to make things as hard as possible for as long as possible. And in the end, they did an overall fine job keeping the game very close for about twenty minutes. Then, it was all downhill as the HBHA Seniors ran away with the contest. G.Vouloumanos was really feeling it on this night as the forward collected his second hat trick on the very same night. S.Nicholson isn't known for his scoring but showed everyone around him that he can also find the back of the net. The steady defenseman riffled three rockets as part of a five point performance.

(3)Stones vs Hawks(4) O.T

Stones strategy to put Hawks to sleep nearly worked

Playing without three very key components, the Stones couldn't have asked for a better game. They led 2-0 and gave the Hawks barely any space to generate chances. It wasn't till the late stages of the second frame when S.Govas finally broke the ice. From-there, the Hawks controlled much of the play and kept pressing for their second goal. E.Colella eventually did tie it up and the Hawks went ahead by adding one more goal with three minutes remaining. But the Stones weren't done just yet, D.Ramada riffled a desperate shot-from half court that found its way through the Hawks net minder. However, the Hawks did get the final word and it came to no one's surprise that S.Govas would end it. After dictating much of the pace throughout the entire match, S.Govas used his patented wrist shot that found its way to the back of the net for a second time.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Vouloumanos of the HBHA Seniors. On a double header night, G.Vouloumanos collected two hat tricks to help give his club six points and sole possession of first place.

Masters 35+ division

Friday December 1

(5)National vs Devil Dawgz(2)

National aim to get on track

Despite being a playoff bubble team over the course of the season, National put out one of their best games in what was nearly a must win versus the Devil Dawgz. So much was on the line for the two sides seeking that that last playoff spot. With the second period winding down to its final seconds, F.Metellus beat the buzzer to put National up 2-1.That goal undoubtedly sparked the rest of his club to play a relentless third period that saw their captain M.Pinheiro take charge with two big goals. This was first of two games of a double header night for National.

(5)HBHA Seniors vs Bijoux(4)

Big John Kontitsis comes through for HBHA Seniors

When in doubt, look to your captain to get it done. J.Kontitsis scored a tie breaking goal with just under five minutes remaining in the game to beat Bijoux 5-4 on Friday night. Both sides depended on only a few players to get much of their offense going.The HBHA Seniors saw G.Vouloumanos strike three times while their leader J.Kontitsis riffled a pair. As for Bijoux , P.Charbonnneau was in fine form once again bagging three out of his clubs four goals. By the way the match was going, Bijoux had to deal with the frustrations of tying the game on four occasions unable to ever grab that lead.

(8)National vs Hawks(4)

Make it a double, National getting hot at right time

Prior to the night, National had only one win to show for but that suddenly changed as they doubled their success in only two hours. The Hawks were hoping to hang in there and keep the game as close as possible without their regular net minder, but that didn't transpire as National smelled blood-from the beginning. In that span of only two minutes, O.Meilleur and E.Vigneault each scored and the Hawks knew they had a long night ahead of them. But despite the goaltending issue, National was clearly the better of the two sides. They worked harder and out ran their opponent that resulted in a deserving victory. O.Meilleur led the way with a hat trick and E.Ferlatte was right behind his teammate with a pair of tallies.

(11)HBHA Seniors vs Blacksox(4)

Blacksox playing with fire get burned

Everyone eying the bench- from both sides knew exactly where this contest was headed. The Blacksox didn't even have a player to change with and were forced to remain on the field for an entire 45 minutes. However, that could work sometimes but not against the two times champions, not a chance. But the Blacksox went with the right approach, and that was to make things as hard as possible for as long as possible. And in the end, they did an overall fine job keeping the game very close for about twenty minutes. Then, it was all downhill as the HBHA Seniors ran away with the contest. G.Vouloumanos was really feeling it on this night as the forward collected his second hat trick on the very same night. S.Nicholson isn't known for his scoring but showed everyone around him that he can also find the back of the net. The steady defenseman riffled three rockets as part of a five point performance.

(3)Stones vs Hawks(4) O.T

Stones strategy to put Hawks to sleep nearly worked

Playing without three very key components, the Stones couldn't have asked for a better game. They led 2-0 and gave the Hawks barely any space to generate chances. It wasn't till the late stages of the second frame when S.Govas finally broke the ice. From-there, the Hawks controlled much of the play and kept pressing for their second goal. E.Colella eventually did tie it up and the Hawks went ahead by adding one more goal with three minutes remaining. But the Stones weren't done just yet, D.Ramada riffled a desperate shot-from half court that found its way through the Hawks net minder. However, the Hawks did get the final word and it came to no one's surprise that S.Govas would end it. After dictating much of the pace throughout the entire match, S.Govas used his patented wrist shot that found its way to the back of the net for a second time.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Vouloumanos of the HBHA Seniors. On a double header night, G.Vouloumanos collected two hat tricks to help give his club six points and sole possession of first place.

2017-11-30
E Division

Thursday November 30

(0)Werewolves vs SBS Trashers(5)

SBS Trashers thump Werewolves to move into first place

A clinical performance helped the SBS Trashers hit top shelf of the E Thursday division standings. M.Siconolfi and J.Guerriero each scored twice and R.Pampena stopped 24 shots for a shutout. Blanking a team like the Werewolves isn't common but by playing a tight defensive game, the SBS Trashers are playing playoff style hockey at the right time. Joseph Scalia didn't score but set up three goals that included one by his captain E.Panzera. The Werewolves just came off a massacre where they stormed with thirteen goals against the Mohicans only to hit a dry spell.

(7)Chiefs vs Mighty Drunks(4)

Mighty Drunks deserved better

Entering the night, the Mighty Drunks went without their regular net minder forced to put a player that's never played goalie before. And despite his unfamiliar position, J.Morin fared pretty well, at least in the first two periods. The Mighty Drunks battled extremely hard to carry a 4-3 lead after two frames only to see the third period fall apart. But it wasn't by any stretch a lack of effort. The Chiefs simply shot-from anywhere and hoped that the ball would find its way in. On the few shot attempts that they took, four unanswered goals went through a tired J.Morin. K.Araujo led the way with a hat trick while N.Faria buried a pair. It was one of those matches that didn't do justice for the losing side.

(4)Bramabulls vs Mohicans(5)

Mohicans start strong, hang on to 5-4 win

The Mohicans looked to be more determined and better prepared against the Bramabulls on Thursday night. After two periods, the score was 4-1 and the Mohicans played to their full potential against a solid opponent. But the game wasn't over yet. The Bramabulls woke up-from the dead and caused plenty of concern when D.Verta went on a scoring rampage. The slick forward scored two straight goals to cut the lead by one. Unfortunately, C.Muccino wished he had the Mohicans fifth goal back. F.Meunier regained a two goal cushion with a mediocre wrist shot that Muccino should have stopped. From-there, D.Verta added his third goal and fourth point to once again pull within one. However, the Mohicans decided it was enough and held on to the nail biter.

(5)Ottarks vs United Arms(0)

Ottarks depend on quality and not quantity in rout of United Arms

They may have been short, but the Ottarks arguably have the best trio in the E Thursday division. J.Mandracchia, D.Guarnieri and L.Dulcetta will give any opponent headaches and nightmares if they don't adjust accordingly. In tonight's case, all three were involved in every goal combining for five points. C.Cardillo was also into the action collecting three points that included a blistering slap shot-from the point for a power play goal. The United Arms kept it very close for a long stretch struggling to get anything by S.Morante, who denied every shot to earn a shutout.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Meunier of the Mohicans. In a heated battle with the Bramabulls, F.Meunier struck twice that included the winner in a tight 5-4 decision.

Monday December 4

(5)Chiefs vs Werewolves(6)

Inconsistency dooms the Chiefs

All though the score indicates a one goal game, the Chiefs didn't feel that this contest was anywhere close to what they were hoping for. They did get the better start and the better finish but the middle was a complete disaster. The Werewolves sparked six straight goals and dictated the pace for a very long stretch. During that time, Y.Leroux banked in a pair of markers collecting three straight points to put his team up 3-2.Despite the horrible sequence, the Chiefs came inches close to tying it up. P.Santullo struck three times in the loss.

2017-11-29
F division

Tuesday November 28

(4)Primetime vs Lumberjacks(7)

Lumberjacks chop away with seven goals

The Lumberjacks are getting hot at the wrong time. With barely any margin of error, collecting two straight wins may not be enough to get into the post season. But regardless the scenario, they did put forth another solid effort that resulted in seven goals .M-A Haber, like always will be relied on as the slick forward produced four more points. In addition to his production, J.Eid and P.Kawkab each scored once while setting up two goals apiece. Primetime got a bulk of their scoring done by J.Rabchuk and D.Zabitsky as both players scored twice in the loss.

(9)Deadlast vs RBK Knights(2)

RBK Knights mauled by Deadlast

It's the same old story for the highly charged Deadlast. Lots of ball possession resulting in plenty of goals. Unless teams figure out how to slow them down, the end result won't be a pretty one. The RBK Knights kept it close for a very long period of time until a late second period hiccup occurred. In the span of only 15 seconds, G.Demos and S.Simitsakos each scored and the RBK Knights found themselves in a deep hole heading into the third period. That three goal cushion expanded by the third period with four more tallies. After setting up four teammates, B.Makris decided it was his turn to score by closing it off with two straight markers.

(4)Venom vs Armadillos(5)

Armadillos, kings of third periods

At this point in time, it's no shock to anyone that the Armadillos are the kings of third period. Most of their decisions come in that one single frame alone and tonight wasn't any different-from the previous numerous times. Venom led 4-3 when B.Deslauriers snapped a 3-3 tie, and with still a ton of time left over, nothing was decided just yet. The familiar theme eventually occurred when K.Koutsogiannopoulos levelled the game just past the mid way mark of the frame. Then, D.Andrade joined in posting the go ahead marker less than two minutes after the Armadillos tied things up. That short sequence shell shocked Venom, who felt they deserved better.

(3)Fat Cats vs Hellfish(4) O.T

F.Benhamadi and Hellfish send serious message to Fat Cats

At this point into the season, the Hellfish don't really care that the Fat Cats hold top spot of the division. As long as they know that they can beat them, then its good enough in their quest for bigger things.  However, the Fat Cats may have only themselves to blame in their only loss of the season. The division leaders let slip away a 3-1 lead in the third period giving up three straight tallies. That's definitely not a good trait for a club that's dominated the division so far. But the Hellfish aren't a push over, and for them, they felt that they could challenge the comeback. R.Kelendji and D.Ugaldez each scored in the final frame to send the match into overtime where F.Benhamadi brought it a step further collecting his second of the night with the sudden death winner.

(6)Horsemen vs Les Agents Libre(5)

Leadership comes through at the right time for Horsemen

Who other than your captain to step up at a time of need? With so much on the line for both sides, V.Pandza set the example of how to play in a desperate situation. He led the way by notching half of his team's goals that included the winner. But surely he wasn't the only one putting out the required effort. The Horsemen, overall did a fine job playing and protecting their lead which forced Les Agents Libre to play catch up all game long. S.Govas was another vital piece as the mobile defenseman settled things down and contributed with four assists. With this result, Les Agents Libre are now forced to collect points in their last two games of the season if they plan to get into the playoffs.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vinko Pandza of the Horsemen. Knowing how important the game against Les Agents Libre was, V.Pandza saved his best for that crucial match up by sparking three big goals.

Wednesday November 29

(6)Hellfish vs Lumberjacks(3)

F.Benhamadi plays a dominant north south game

The Hellfish unleashed an offensive onslaught despite having only two change ups versus a stacked Lumberjacks team. While he may have notched only one of the six goals that went in for the Hellfish, F.Benhamadi was the best player on the court involved in five of his clubs tallies. His up and down the court style game gives more than just the necessary numbers needed for wins. Benhamadi plays the game the right way by defending well as a centre that often causes turn over's leading into great scoring opportunities. J.Roblin got the ball rolling with his team's first two markers, and B.Verducci remained calm in net after facing plenty of shots his way to earn the victory.

(6)Bramabulls vs Les Agents Libre(5)

Les Agents Libre fall short in last minute nail biter

Unable to get that one goal to keep their playoff hopes alive, Les Agents Libre were officially knocked out of the postseason in what was tense duel with the Bramabulls. It's not often that an empty net goal proves to be the winner. But in a case when the win is necessary, Les Agents Libre pulled their net minder in a 5-5 game in hopes of collecting the victory for the extra needed points to remain alive. Unfortunately they just fell short against a very good hockey team. They did carry a 4-2 lead at one point thanks to R.Estrela's back to back tallies in the second period. However, that didn't faze the Bramabulls, who eventually took over with three in a row. D.Verta was the catalyst behind the comeback striking twice as part of an overall four point night. As for the game winner, A.DiPerna couldn't have buried an easier one in his career. The Bramabulls captain also collected four points in the win.

(2)Primetime vs Fat Cats(4)

Fat Cats bounce back with third period surge

It was only 24 hours ago that the Fat Cats had that annoying bitter taste in their mouth after dropping an overtime game to the Hellfish. And the way this contest was going, that taste was going to ferment even longer if not for a late third period surge. J.Scalia knows all about bad breathe because of his profession as a dentist and made sure to wash away any lingering odours by single handily taking things into his own hands. The Fat Cats just avoided their second loss of the season thanks to the tall forwards four straight points that included three perfect feeds. G.DeMarinis snapped a fairly late 2-2 tie, and D.Mili erased all doubts by feeding a yawning cage.

(1)Horsemen vs Venom(7)

J.Courteau strikes twice, Venom leaves Horsemen in rear view mirror

Leave it to J.Courteau to put his mark in a 1-1 game. The Venom striker scored two quick goals to carry a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. Till that point, the Horsemen held their own putting up a good challenge but couldn't keep it going long enough. Once the third period hit, this match took off in only one direction. Venom ignited four straight goals that saw Courteau set up J.Quesnel-Vinet twice before completing his hat trick. After facing 26 shots, R.Ranieri had a stellar night allowing only V.Pandza to get the better of him.

(3)Les Raymonds vs RBK Knights(2)

M.Dupuis and Les Raymonds overcome two deficits

Twice they led and twice they couldn't protect it long enough. The RBK Knights went ahead on a pair of occasions with goals by S.Katerelos and N.Faria before falling behind by the late stages of the second period. It was at that point of the game that Les Raymonds grabbed control of the situation. A.Henein just finished bagging his second with feeds by M.Deninno to start the third period with momentum. Still, the RBK Knights had the time to battle back but noticed that M.Dupuis and the rest of Les Raymonds weren't going to make matters easy. The net minder stood tall and remained focused knowing that he would be the difference maker. M.Dupuis faced close to 30 shots to help secure a hard fought win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fares Benhamadi of the Hellfish. Running up and down the court like he does game in and game out the, Hellfish are glad to have a player like Benhamadi who collected five points with only two spares.

F division

Tuesday November 28

(4)Primetime vs Lumberjacks(7)

Lumberjacks chop away with seven goals

The Lumberjacks are getting hot at the wrong time. With barely any margin of error, collecting two straight wins may not be enough to get into the post season. But regardless the scenario, they did put forth another solid effort that resulted in seven goals .M-A Haber, like always will be relied on as the slick forward produced four more points. In addition to his production, J.Eid and P.Kawkab each scored once while setting up two goals apiece. Primetime got a bulk of their scoring done by J.Rabchuk and D.Zabitsky as both players scored twice in the loss.

(9)Deadlast vs RBK Knights(2)

RBK Knights mauled by Deadlast

It's the same old story for the highly charged Deadlast. Lots of ball possession resulting in plenty of goals. Unless teams figure out how to slow them down, the end result won't be a pretty one. The RBK Knights kept it close for a very long period of time until a late second period hiccup occurred. In the span of only 15 seconds, G.Demos and S.Simitsakos each scored and the RBK Knights found themselves in a deep hole heading into the third period. That three goal cushion expanded by the third period with four more tallies. After setting up four teammates, B.Makris decided it was his turn to score by closing it off with two straight markers.

(4)Venom vs Armadillos(5)

Armadillos, kings of third periods

At this point in time, it's no shock to anyone that the Armadillos are the kings of third period. Most of their decisions come in that one single frame alone and tonight wasn't any different-from the previous numerous times. Venom led 4-3 when B.Deslauriers snapped a 3-3 tie, and with still a ton of time left over, nothing was decided just yet. The familiar theme eventually occurred when K.Koutsogiannopoulos levelled the game just past the mid way mark of the frame. Then, D.Andrade joined in posting the go ahead marker less than two minutes after the Armadillos tied things up. That short sequence shell shocked Venom, who felt they deserved better.

(3)Fat Cats vs Hellfish(4) O.T

F.Benhamadi and Hellfish send serious message to Fat Cats

At this point into the season, the Hellfish don't really care that the Fat Cats hold top spot of the division. As long as they know that they can beat them, then its good enough in their quest for bigger things.  However, the Fat Cats may have only themselves to blame in their only loss of the season. The division leaders let slip away a 3-1 lead in the third period giving up three straight tallies. That's definitely not a good trait for a club that's dominated the division so far. But the Hellfish aren't a push over, and for them, they felt that they could challenge the comeback. R.Kelendji and D.Ugaldez each scored in the final frame to send the match into overtime where F.Benhamadi brought it a step further collecting his second of the night with the sudden death winner.

(6)Horsemen vs Les Agents Libre(5)

Leadership comes through at the right time for Horsemen

Who other than your captain to step up at a time of need? With so much on the line for both sides, V.Pandza set the example of how to play in a desperate situation. He led the way by notching half of his team's goals that included the winner. But surely he wasn't the only one putting out the required effort. The Horsemen, overall did a fine job playing and protecting their lead which forced Les Agents Libre to play catch up all game long. S.Govas was another vital piece as the mobile defenseman settled things down and contributed with four assists. With this result, Les Agents Libre are now forced to collect points in their last two games of the season if they plan to get into the playoffs.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vinko Pandza of the Horsemen. Knowing how important the game against Les Agents Libre was, V.Pandza saved his best for that crucial match up by sparking three big goals.

Wednesday November 29

(6)Hellfish vs Lumberjacks(3)

F.Benhamadi plays a dominant north south game

The Hellfish unleashed an offensive onslaught despite having only two change ups versus a stacked Lumberjacks team. While he may have notched only one of the six goals that went in for the Hellfish, F.Benhamadi was the best player on the court involved in five of his clubs tallies. His up and down the court style game gives more than just the necessary numbers needed for wins. Benhamadi plays the game the right way by defending well as a centre that often causes turn over's leading into great scoring opportunities. J.Roblin got the ball rolling with his team's first two markers, and B.Verducci remained calm in net after facing plenty of shots his way to earn the victory.

(6)Bramabulls vs Les Agents Libre(5)

Les Agents Libre fall short in last minute nail biter

Unable to get that one goal to keep their playoff hopes alive, Les Agents Libre were officially knocked out of the postseason in what was tense duel with the Bramabulls. It's not often that an empty net goal proves to be the winner. But in a case when the win is necessary, Les Agents Libre pulled their net minder in a 5-5 game in hopes of collecting the victory for the extra needed points to remain alive. Unfortunately they just fell short against a very good hockey team. They did carry a 4-2 lead at one point thanks to R.Estrela's back to back tallies in the second period. However, that didn't faze the Bramabulls, who eventually took over with three in a row. D.Verta was the catalyst behind the comeback striking twice as part of an overall four point night. As for the game winner, A.DiPerna couldn't have buried an easier one in his career. The Bramabulls captain also collected four points in the win.

(2)Primetime vs Fat Cats(4)

Fat Cats bounce back with third period surge

It was only 24 hours ago that the Fat Cats had that annoying bitter taste in their mouth after dropping an overtime game to the Hellfish. And the way this contest was going, that taste was going to ferment even longer if not for a late third period surge. J.Scalia knows all about bad breathe and made sure to wash away any lingering odours by single handily taking things into his own hands. The Fat Cats just avoided their second loss of the season thanks to the tall forwards four straight points that included three perfect feeds. G.DeMarinis snapped a fairly late 2-2 tie, and D.Mili erased all doubts by feeding a yawning cage.

(1)Horsemen vs Venom(7)

J.Courteau strikes twice, Venom leaves Horsemen in rear view mirror

Leave it to J.Courteau to put his mark in a 1-1 game. The Venom striker scored two quick goals to carry a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. Till that point, the Horsemen held their own putting up a good challenge but couldn't keep it going long enough. Once the third period hit, this match took off in only one direction. Venom ignited four straight goals that saw Courteau set up J.Quesnel-Vinet twice before completing his hat trick. After facing 26 shots, R.Ranieri had a stellar night allowing only V.Pandza to get the better of him.

(3)Les Raymonds vs RBK Knights(2)

M.Dupuis and Les Raymonds overcome two deficits

Twice they led and twice they couldn't protect it long enough. The RBK Knights went ahead on a pair of occasions with goals by S.Katerelos and N.Faria before falling behind by the late stages of the second period. It was at that point of the game that Les Raymonds grabbed control of the situation. A.Henein just finished bagging his second with feeds by M.Deninno to start the third period with momentum. Still, the RBK Knights had the time to battle back but noticed that M.Dupuis and the rest of Les Raymonds weren't going to make matters easy. The net minder stood tall and remained focused knowing that he would be the difference maker. M.Dupuis faced close to 30 shots to help secure a hard fought win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fares Benhamadi of the Hellfish. Running up and down the court like he does game in and game out the, Hellfish are glad to have a player like Benhamadi who collected five points with only two spares.

2017-11-27
4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 27

Dragons couldn't keep up in double loss to 1 Timer

With a chance to put a strangle hold for first place, the Dragons didn't do themselves any favors on Monday night. There depleted line up hurt them twice with the second match ending in a landslide. S.Koch snapped a 1-1 tie in the opening contest using a blistering slap shot which was just enough en route to a close 2-1 win. The second game wasn't anywhere close like the first one. By the time the first period ended, the 1 Timer exploded with four straight goals looking much quicker than a more tired Dragons side. That momentum continued on for five more minutes with the game ending earlier than usual because of the seven goal mercy rule. T.Daigneault and P- Surprenant each scored twice, their captain S.Koch collected four more helpers and F.Koch was stellar allowing only two goals all night. When considering where both teams are placed in the standings, this result will only help inspire the 1 Timer to overcome a subpar season with the playoffs just around the corner.

(1)Dragons vs 1 Timer (2)

(7)1 Timer vs Dragons(0)

Nightmares stuck in a bad dream

In what was expected to be a heated, intense and competitive match up didn't live up to its full potential as both sides played with a short bench. But with the playing field still pretty balanced, the Breeze Panareeze managed to pull off two straight wins. The first game was decided in the first period with J.Pantelis and S.Marricco each getting the better of L.Dias for a 2-0 lead. The Nightmares did attempt a late push when T.Tsarouhas finally solved C.Stavriadis but that was as close as it got. In hopes of bouncing back to even the score, the Nightmares suffered the same fate once gain. They did manage to tie the game with two brilliant goals by J.Rochon but that only lasted so long. Both sides knew how crucial the next tally would be, and with time winding down, who other than a natural sniper to spoil the tie. E.Girouard scored a goal that he's done at least a million times-from his office using his patented one timer that found its way for a second time in only five minutes. That tally forced the Nightmares to pull out L.Dias which eventually led to an empty net tally courtesy of J.Pantelis. That was Pantelis's second goal and fourth point of the match.

(2)Breeze Panareeze vs Nightmares(1)

(3)Nightmares vs Breeze Panareeze(5)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sylvestre Koch of the 1 Timer. The stable defenseman was extremely vital for both wins. He snapped a 1-1 tie in the opening game before adding four helpers to finish with an impressive six point night.

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2017-11-23
E Division

E Thursday

Tuesday November 21

SBS Trashers (5) VS Raging Rhinos (4)

Late comeback not enough momentum for Raging Rhinos to secure win in overtime.

The SBS Trashers showed up to play tonight as they were able to play a solid defensive game and score while Raging Rhinos looked for answers. F. Gentile was the main reason why his club was up entering the last frame scoring a natural hattrick within the first half of the game. As it was not long to see the Raging Rhinos and their stacked offensive weapons wake up and take advantage. The Rhinos used a team effort to score four goals against R. Pampena who was solid until that point. With the game winding down J. Scalia decided to score a very important goal on the powerplay and send this game to overtime. J. Scalia was also credited with the game winning goal get the best of B. Verducci on a breakaway.

Bramabulls (4) VS Ottarks (8)

Bramabulls do not have an answer for the offensive power of the Ottarks.

From the start of the night the Ottarks took advantage of the Bramabulls. Newly added forward J. Mandrachia made his mark on the game collecting four points to cap his night. M. DiSalvio was also able to help his team scoring two goals. While on the Bramabulls side T. Karasek was able to show some life for his club beating S. Morante twice on the night. The Bramabulls will need to get better starts if they wish to remain in games.

Mohicans (4) VS United Arms (6)

Penalty kill unit put up two shorthanded goals for the United Arms.

With their shot a playoff birth slowly dying down, the United Arms needed to show a better effort to keep in the race. As the game started off as a ping pong match each team exchanging goals midway thru the second frame. J. Mota was able to put his club up by scoring his second goal of the night. As The United Arms team went on a very important penalty kill down one goal, the entire game changed, G. Jerjian was able to solve F. Labrecque twice and finally put his club up front. A. Daghlian and H. Jerjian put the game away each scoring their second goals of the night in the third.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joseph Scalia of the SBS Trashers. His game tying goal and game winning goal were the main difference why his team came out with the win on this night.

Thursday November 23

(9)Mohicans vs Werewolves(13)

Werewolves, Mohicans combined for 22 goals in high scoring affair

They didn't need bigger nets on this particular night. The Werewolves and the Mohicans combined for a ridiculous 22 goals, with the Werewolves coming out on top 13-9.The strange thing about this contest was that the Mohicans looked to blow their opponent out of the court. The score was 6-1 at one point for the Mohicans who were headed for the ten goal mercy rule. However that appeared to be an illusion as the Werewolves ate their spinach returning the favour in an even bigger way. Despite that big mountain to climb, the veteran side opened the flood gates collecting the games next twelve of fifteen goals. Y.Leroux bagged a hat trick and P.Stroubakis, G.Delia, A.Zarzour and D.Traversy each had two goals apiece. As for the Mohicans, S.Brisson scored the most with three goals while N.Gilbert netted a pair.

(5)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(3)

Carnage put up good fight but fall short

When looking at the standings, many would presume that the SBS Trashers would have an easy night. With that said, Carnage looked like the better team at times only to fall short by a goal if not counting the empty net marker. The SBS Trashers never felt comfortable with the situation and had to work all game long to keep a very slight lead going. The win came with scoring efforts -from five different players. M.Siconolfi and K.Hrivnack used their hard slap shots that just squeezed by B.Madonis. Carnage got most of their offense by two particular players. C.Kalogeropoulos orchestrated all three goals that included a pair-from G.Cortessi's blade.

(7)Chiefs vs Raging Rhinos(5) S.O

Chiefs rally past Rhinos in shootout

Give him enough time and S.Koulieris will make any goaltender pay. With his hands of magic, Koulieris scored twice in regulation time before posting a beauty in the shootouts giving no chance what so ever to N.Mauro. K.Aruajo also scored in the breakaways securing the 7-5 win. The Chiefs looked good early on grabbing a 3-1 lead heading into the second frame. But as time went on, the Raging Rhinos were clearly by far the better side collecting four straight goals that turned a deficit into a two goal cushion. However, the Chiefs felt confident that they could have overcome the terrible slide. After a pair of nice passing plays, P.Santullo and S.Koulieris each scored to force the extra time.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Koulieris of the Chiefs. His two goals along with a shootout marker were vital for his club who grabbed two key points versus the Raging Rhinos.

2017-11-22
F division

Wednesday November 22

(2)Les Raymonds vs Lumberjacks(3) O.T

M-A Haber fingerprints all over Lumberjacks victory

M-A Haber once again played a major role in his club's 3-2 overtime win over Les Raymonds. His play making skills helped set up all three tallies that included the sudden death winner by P.Kawkab. Les Raymonds led twice and never gave up their lead till the very last play of the game. J.Stepania was solid getting the win over his counterpart A.Mancini, who was equally impressive between the pipes. R.Elhage-Moussa and J.Eid got goals for the Lumberjacks while J-B Solinas and N.Richer-Bond did the same for Les Raymonds.

(5)Armadillos vs Bramabulls(4)

Bramabulls surrender two third period power play goals in 5-4 loss

The play on the court was even throughout until the Armadillos used two third period power play goals to edge out the Bramabulls. P.Scotti and G.Bouchard had already scored before netting their second with the man advantage. It's now happened on multiple occasions that the Armadillos have saved their best for last. But regardless how they win, the important thing is that they seem to always find a way. It's a trait that all good teams have going for them. In an already deep line up, G.Bouchard may be that extra element that no teams have. The highly skilled defenseman had another stellar performance collecting three straight points at crucial moments during the match.

(12)Deadlast vs Primetime(3)

Captain C.Zafiropoulos takes charge in blowout win versus Primetime

Opportunistic with a strong net presence, C.Zafiropoulos will always be a force. The captain carries his nick name the ageless wonder and why not after posting four goals and two assists in only one game. His longevity is very impressive and doesn't look like he will slow down any time soon. Surely it helps having a very good supporting cast, but nevertheless, one must still execute in order to remain effective. Deadlast had also N.Gikas and S.Simitsakos fire away with hat tricks while C.Papadatos and Y.Gazura played the role of set up men collecting four helpers each.

(3)RBK Knights vs Hellfish(7)

D.Ugaldez,M.Kardum and F.Benhamadi combine for twelve points in 7-3 rout of RBK Knights

The Hellfish took it to the RBK Knights on Wednesday night, and in large part due to how good D.Ugaldez,M.Kardum and F.Benhamadi were. The three players were in involved in every goal that saw Ugaldez and Kardum net a hat trick while Benhamadi took care of the passing finishing with four assists. The pivotal moment of the game occurred by the 4:30 mark of the second period. The Hellfish were up 2-1, and in just an instant, they bagged two quick goals in 90 seconds-from the very same M.Kardum. That lead was more than enough considering how well B.Verducci was stopping the ball.Slowly but surely, the Hellfish are starting to find their game and it couldn't have come at a better time with the playoffs looming around the corner.

(10)Venom vs Horsemen(4)

J.Courteau and B.Deslauriers in top gear netting hat tricks

Venom's forwards J.Courteau and B.Deslauriers were finding the back of the net with ease on Wednesday night. The two players have the mechanics to do it no matter who the net minder .In tonight's case, M.Vinciguerra fell victim to the amount of bullets he faced. For over a period, the Horsemen held their own keeping the game very close but couldn't keep up as Venom was simply to overwhelming as the game went on. By the end of the second frame, the score was 7-3 and the Horsemen wanted nothing more than to end the game. Despite the loss, S.Govas did his part collecting three points that included two assists on T.Zermalias's goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Zafiropoulos of Deadlast. Known as the ageless wonder, the captain is always at the right place at the right time striking on four occasions while setting up two goals.

2017-11-20
Premier division

Monday November 20

(5)Black Knights vs Red Lite(5) S.O

K.Kuczmarski's late marker rescues Red Lite for draw vs Black Knights

The Black Knights and Red Lite were forced to settle for a 5-5 draw in a classic encounter on Monday night. After taking an unfortunate penalty, Red Lite conceded two straight goals that saw their slight lead evaporate instantaneously. M.Stinziani and O.Wahid benefited on the occasion and the Black Knights had all but three minutes to secure a regulation win. However, despite the little time remaining, no team is out of the woods just yet against Red Lite. It took only 90 seconds later for K.Kuczmarski to respond with his second of the night that would eventually force the extra time. Neither side were able to get it done in the sudden death period which set up a breakaway competition in the shootouts. As good as most of these players are in a one on one situation, the net minders are equally impressive. G.Vermette of the Black Knights and S.Beauchamp of Red Lite were brilliant throughout the entire match and in the shootouts allowing only one goal apiece. The only two players to score were O.Wahid of the Black Knights and Y.Labonte as both players showed their incredible skill to beat the goaltenders. Red Lite entered the night adding more pieces to the puzzle and look to be loaded with the roster they have. Considering the circumstances, the Black Knights couldn't have asked for a better performance with some of the new faces to their line up.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Wahid Ozair of the Black Knights. The new addition made his shootout goal look so easy and did it minutes after netting the Black Knights fourth goal of the night.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 20

J.Rochon and D.Bertrand playing like kids at a park

The Nightmares enjoyed some notable success between two particular players on this night. J.Rochon and D.Bertrand looked like they were playing pond hockey. The two players showed their high level skill doing most of the damage in both games versus the struggling 1 Timer. After combining for four points in the opening contest, the dynamic duo pushed the limits a little harder by the second match adding thirteen more points. The 1 timer did have the better start in the second encounter jumping off to a 2-0 lead with goals by T.Daigneault and their captain S.Koch, but couldn't keep pace as the game went on. The same thing happened to them only a week ago where they had the same lead in almost an identical circumstance. Unfortunately, they just don't have that depth this season like in the past which has made it difficult. As for the Nightmares, all the necessary elements are in place and they will definitely be a force once the post season hits.

(1)1 Timer vs Nightmares(4)

(8)Nightmares vs 1 Timer(3)

Punishers get revenge in second game to even the score

The Dragons couldn't have played a brilliant opening game considering two key pieces out of their lineup. By playing their typical man on man suffocating style, the Dragons did the smart thing by taking the lead and just hanging back. That strategy helps when your net minder is up for the task. P.Assadi was spectacular facing 17 shots, many quality especially towards the end where the Punisher were forced to pull their net minder. C.Gingras did beat Assadi on both occasions but it just wasn't enough. The Dragons got their game winner-from G.Cardillo by the mid way point of the second frame. With the first match out of the way, the Punishers weren't going to accept another defeat. And despite the awful start allowing a goal only 17 seconds in, the rest contest belonged only to them. Five different players struck with A.Dayan tying the game only moments later as part of a four point performance. Once the Punishers grabbed that lead, the Dragons knew things would only be that much harder. That momentum showed in the second period where J.Fidrilis's group pulled away scoring three times in only four minutes.

(2)Punishers vs Dragons(3)

(1)Dragons vs Punishers(5)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jason Rochon of Nightmares. The rugged forward danced his way to an easy night collecting five goals and four helpers.

2017-11-19
E Division

Sunday November 19

(6)Lynx vs Shockers (5)

Lynx face stern test against high octane Shockers

The Shockers looked to extend their perfect record carrying a 3-1 third period lead, but then came the skid, and the loss in what was their toughest challenge so far. The Lynx upped its already formidable game by the third where they dismantled the Shockers with five goals. P.Stroubakis may have changed the direction by netting his second in a shorthanded situation. That tally only sparked and fueled his club to push the pace which resulted in Stroubakis's hat trick. While the Lynx are glad to pick up this win, the Shockers may take this loss as a blessing in disguise. Sometimes it takes a crushing defeat to learn-from your mistakes. The Shockers didn't tighten up when it was time giving up too many goals in only one period.

(2)Wild Dogs vs Sportek(4)

D.Vitale riffles a pair, Sportek double up Wild Dogs

Sportek have been rolling as of late thanks to timely scoring and tight defense, especially the brand exhibited against the Wild Dogs on Sunday night. D.Vitale scored two key goals and M.Chamoun was stellar making 23 saves. The only player to get the better of him was J.Haddad. The Wild Dogs forward figured out the net minder twice with the help of M.Leduc's two helpers. Sportek responded strong after trailing 1-0 with the games next four goals. During that span, C.Flikas made plenty happen setting up two tallies while providing the fourth goal for his club.

(8)Brew Crew vs Les Immigrant(0)

D.Campanella feasts with four goals, Muccino denies Les Immigrant

It took only four minutes and both teams knew where this game was headed. The Brew Crew opened things up by the ten minute mark of the opening frame where D.Campanella struck twice before setting up P.Karigiannis for his first of two on the night. With that kind of lead, the only thing left over was how much more would the Brew Crew put behind A.Zardarian. Amazingly enough, D.Campanella wasn't done yet. Out of their eight total goals, the forward had his hand in on all of them finishing with an impressive eight point performance. And while the offense was far-from being an issue, the Brew Crew also dominated the opposite side of the court where C.Muccino collected his second shutout of the season.

(4)Team Cuba Fatal Demons(6)

Team Cuba feels the heat by the third

The Fatal Demons poured on four third period goals to outlast Team Cuba on Sunday night. Part of that frenzy is attributed to K.Araujo, who sparked two straight tallies to put his club up 4-3.Still, the game wasn't out of reach for Team Cuba who eventually endured a sinking feeling when J.Bolanakis widened the margin with less than four minutes to go.  Team Cuba did battle back on a goal-from S.Robineault, but it proved to be a little too late as P.Paikopoulos took advantage of a yawning cage. S.Koulieris set the tone in the first half riffling two straight goals for the Fatal Demons while providing a helper early in the third period.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Daniel Campanella of the Brew Crew. The Brew Crew forward tore it up on Sunday night participating in all eight goals that included four markers.

2017-11-17
Masters 35+ division

Masters (35+)

Friday November 17

National (2) VS Stones (5)

Strong first period by Stones set tone for the remainder of the game.

From the initial ball drop the Stones set the tone of the game using the offense and pushing their opponents to remain in their zone for a large amount of time. T. Settino took care of half the scoring for his club notching two of them. The National did fight back in the second with goals from M. Fritz and S. Laplante but their luck ran out. The Stones decided to shut things down and play strong defensively for the remainder of the game to resist to any possible comeback.

HBHA Seniors (7) VS Bijoux (4)

HBHA Seniors offensive skills demonstrated tonight by scoring seven goals.

Tonight, two very skilled offensive teams faced off and only one could prevail. The HBHA Seniors used

a very important second period scoring six unanswered goals against J. Beaudry. The HBHA Senior club used a combined effort using six different players to score goals. While D. Galloro known for his offensive skill scored half of his team goals for Bijoux.

Hawks (6) VS Stones (4)

Hawks capitalize on fatigued Stones to take the game.

After having just played an hour ago the Stones knew the following game against the Hawks was going to be much harder than expected. The Stones got off to a fast start with a goal by M. Gagnon, but as the game wore on fatigue set in. The Hawks started taking advantage and A. Zarzour finally put the last nail in coffin scoring his second of the night with a minute to go.

Devil Dawgz (3) VS Bijoux (4)

Bijoux comes out prepared to show off that they mean business.

We can only assume what was said in the locker room during Bijoux one hour break, but captain K. Pimentel must not have been happy of his clubs performance in the previous matchup. The Devil Dawgz had a good start of the game scoring two first period goals but Bijoux slowly responded and scored two quick goals to start the third with the help of P. Charbonneau and M. Grilo. J. Beaudry did the rest to secure the win shutting the door the rest of the way in the third and insure the one goal lead was enough for the result.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Beaudry of Bijoux. After a tough first contest the veteran netminder came back strong and stopped over 30 shots to secure his team an important win.

2017-11-16
E Division

Thursday November 16

(0)United Arms vs Raging Rhinos(9)

Rhinos roll all over United Arms in 9-0 rout

When looking at the standings prior to the game, it came to no one's surprise that the red hot Raging Rhinos would get their way versus the United Arms. And even though the Arms knew they had a tough road ahead of them, this wasn't the kind of result they were hoping for. A bad start knocked the wind out of the United Arms. The score was 4-0 before the twelve minute mark of the opening frame, and despite having a decent second period, the last fifteen minutes of play wasn't any different that resulted in four more tallies. A.Papazian had the most goals with a hat trick and S.Labrecque was just behind him striking twice in the opening period alone. N.Mauro dressed for the first time this season and showed no signs of rust by collecting an 18 save shutout.

(3)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage(2)

Carnage battle back but fall to Mighty Drunks

Carnage managed to battle back-from a 2-0 deficit but ultimately faltered against the Mighty Drunks on Thursday night. Despite being short like they have been all season, Carnage used two third period goals by F.Cirillo to level the game at two goals apiece. Unfortunately that momentum was cut short when S.Archambault snapped the tie only minutes later. The Mighty Drunks won the first two periods getting both tallies-from the very same K.Otis, and seemed to be going in the right direction until the slight hiccup occurred. The shots were fairly even and the goaltending wasn't an issue with S.Sauk getting the slight edge over his counterpart B.Madonis.

(7)Werewolves vs Mohicans(4)

D.Traversy, missing piece Werewolves are glad to have

In his first game with the Werewolves, D.Traversy scored twice and added an assist looking like he may just be that missing piece. There is no doubt that he fits right in able to create loads of offense providing a much deeper line up. The Werewolves already have threats up front such as Y.Leroux, who bagged  a pair along with G,Delia, M.Minkiewicz just to name a few. In addition to their offense, their back end is just as solid. P.Turtutici won't disappoint in net and K.Miraldo is as solid as it gets for a defenseman. The Mohicans came out storming with the games first two goals but flat lined the rest of the way giving up six unanswered markers. J.Quesnel-Vinet was their best player providing two goals and a helper.

(2)Chiefs vs SBS Trashers(3)

SBS Trashers edge out Chiefs in tight contest

After playing a hard felt match, the Chiefs suffered a devastating loss to the hands of Trashers. The clock showed less than 90 seconds when G.Bampos used a shot that had eyes making its way through traffic beating a screened S.Pare. Both sides had their up and down moments, but that didn't matter too much in tonight's case as the net miners stole the show. R.Pampena and S.Pare challenged every shot and made plenty of spectacular saves that only difficult shots got through. On two occasions, the Chiefs battled back to even the score but couldn't grab that lead. In the end,it wasnt so bad of a loss considering how many players were absent.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yan Leroux of the Werewolves. Game in and game out, Y.Leroux keeps showing why he's dynamite.Tonight was just another example of him doing his usual that resulted in two goals and two assists.

2017-11-15
F division

F Wednesday

Wednesday November 15

Lumberjacks (3) VS Deadlast (9)

Without enough players, Deadlast took advantage of the Lumberjacks.

An early game time had the Lumberjacks running from behind. Without enough players to start the game the Deadlast crew were credited with an early lead. With the comfort of playing with changes Deadlast took advantage with strong offensive play Y. Gazura scored two goals for his club while M. Nikas scored a hat trick midway thru the third. For a team playing with such a huge deficit the Lumberjacks never gave up and ran and showed effort until the last buzzer. G. Farhood got the best of J. Sanoudakis scoring a short handed and a power play marker.

Fat Cats (8) VS RBK Knights (2)

Fat Cats take advantage scoring multiple goals in every frame.

Offense was not an issue tonight for the Fat Cats as the scored multiple goals on S. Sauk tonight. Three players scored multiple goals for the Fat Cats as J. Mancini and J. Scalia each completed their hat trick while G. DeMarinis just fell short scoring two. The RBK Knights did show some sign of life near the end of scoring two of their own goals and cutting down the lead to three. Teams will need to pay attention to the high scoring offensive treats on the Fat Cats and limit their chances each game.

Bramabulls (5) VS Horsemen (4) OT

Two evenly matched teams go into an extra frame to get a winner.

Two evenly matched teams went head to head tonight exchanging goals along the way. As the game went on each team got into penalty issues, but they each responded scoring two power play goals. As the extra frame started the Bramabulls continued their penalty issues, but were able to survive with the help of some strong defensive play. With the penalty finishing C. Fragkiudakis grabbed the ball and carried it into the offensive zone to find M. Diaco all alone in the slot. M. Diaco took a killer of a shot to end the game and secure the win for his club.

Venom (9) VS Les Agents Libre (3)

Third period domination from Venom earns them a very important win.

As the game started pretty evenly between two teams, saw one team prevail in the third period. Venom entered the last frame with a one goal lead, but during the intermission it showed that everyone meant business. From the drop of the ball Venom took full control of the period scoring five unanswered goals. K. Araujo, Y. Gazura, and B. Deslauriers each provided multi goal game for their club.

Hellfish (3) VS Les Raymonds (0)

Both goaltenders stood on their head tonight making big saves but only one came up on top.

The battle of two veteran netminders took place tonight, with each one making multiple key saves along the way to keep their club in the game until someone found the back of the net. New addition C. Fragkiudakis was the solution tonight scoring the first goal for his club and finally solving A. Mancini. While on the other hand B. Verducci continued his strong play all game long and stopped every shot he faced to get credited with the shutout.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ben Verducci of Hellfish. The veteran netminder stood tall on a night where his team took some time to find the back of the net and he faced over 24 shots turning all of them away.

2017-11-13
Premier division

Monday November 13

(0)Team Haiti vs Red Lite(7)

Veteran S.Morello fits right in

Red Lite put their shocking defeat to P-Ball in the rear view mirror with the hammering of Team Haiti. Red Lite overwhelmed their opponent to the tune of 7-0.Team Haiti had some good licks but couldn't execute on their rare chances. Who other than a legendary ball hockey player to get things going? S.Morello didn't miss a beat and opened the game with his first of two on the night. Then,J.Bradley picked a perfect top corner and Team Haiti knew they were in trouble despite the amount of hockey left over. A 2-0 lead eventually turned into a four goal cushion after two periods and Red Lite simply cruised to an easy victory. M.David also scored twice and L.Augustin faced barely 15 shots to earn a shutout.

(3)Black Knights vs P-Ball(7)

Captain J.Gagne shows how it's done

The P-Ball put forth another strong effort and were led by their captain J.Gagne, who netted a hat trick in a 7-3 rout of the Black Knights. A bulk of the action occurred early in the second period. The game was tied 1-1 when a furry of goals went in a very short span. P-Ball came out on top of the surge thanks to P.Bibeau's fourth point of the night. With still a period left over, the Black Knights long stretch without a goal carried over the rest of the way. P-O Girouard had a dominant second half and collected a second straight win after facing 21 shots. Its only two games in, and so far so good for the P-Ball,who will be incredibly hard to beat.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morello of Red Lite. At no point does the ageless wonder plan on slowing down. Tonight, the veteran keeps showing why he can play hockey at its highest level by providing the first and last goal for his club.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 13

Breeze Panareeze answer the bell with 1 Timer

The Breeze Panareeze shook off a pair of disappointing losses only a week ago with two decent performances on Monday night. Every single player connected making crisp passes and smart plays resulting in thirteen goals in two games. While the first encounter took off in one direction for the Breeze Panareeze, the second wasn't so much the same. Instead, the 1 Timer came out flying with the games first two goals by their captain S.Koch and T.Daigneault before finding themselves trailing 3-2 by the end of the opening frame. That sequence took the wind out of the 1 Timer and the Breeze Panareeze went about their business adding four unanswered goals by the end of the game. S.Govas, despite playing as a defenseman was the most productive accumulating five goals and three assists.

(7)Breeze Panareeze vs 1 Timer(3)

(2)1 timer vs Breeze Panareeze(7)

Punishers and Nightmares take aim in shootouts

It was that close between the Nightmares and the Punishers. In both games, neither side got it done in regulation time. However, the Punishers did let the first encounter slip away by giving up two very late markers that evened the score. D.Bertrand set up both his captain S.Sicuso and J.Rochon to force the shootout where both net minders excelled denying every single breakaway. A.Bergomi played the role of trooper. The veteran normally plays as a forward but took it for the team by dressing up as a goaltender. Considering the move, perhaps he may have to consider a different role as he did not disappoint in an unfamiliar position. The Nightmares did eventually get L.Dias to take over in net. With his club up 1-0 after a power play goal by J.Rochon, the Punishers returned the favor by netting a late tally by T.Karvouriaris forcing a second straight shootout. But the outcome didn't turn out to be the same in this case. Out of their three attempts, the Punishers saw their captain J.Fidrilis and K.Tsoukalas end the spell netting a shootout marker a piece.  Unfortunately the Nightmares were snake bitten once more unable to crack F.Russo, who was brilliant throughout both games.

(2)Punishers vs Nightmares(2) S.O

(1)Nightmares vs Punishers(3) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Govas of the Breeze Panareeze. The cerebral d-man was on top of his game racking up an impressive eight points that included five goals.

2017-11-12
E Division

Sunday November 12

(7)Fatal Demons vs Sportek(2)

K.Araujo carves up Sportek defense with four goals

Whatever Sportek's plan to stop the Fatal Demons on Sunday night was just didn't work. It was brutal in a 7-2 loss which had K.Araujo get his way notching four goals. Sportek only got on board when they were down 4-0 by the mid way point of the match. A.Jalilvand helped out with a pair, and M.Trivisonno was sharp overall allowing only C.Doulis to beat him twice.

(1)Les Immigrant vs Team Cuba(10)

Robineault, Girouard and Kersaint lead Team Cuba in 10-1 rout of Immigrant

Les Immigrant lasted while they could. After a slow first period, Team Cuba all of a sudden went on a scoring rampage posting five second period goals. Most of their offense came- from their first trio consisting of E.Girouard, S.Robineault and K.Kersaint. That combination collected an impressive nineteen points. All three players kept finding one another leading to perfect passing plays and some riveting one timers giving no chance to A.Zardarian. Les Immigrant got their lone tally-from A.Daghlian as the only player to solve P.Assadi.

(5)Brew Crew vs Wild Dogs(0)

Muccino, Brew Crew shut out Wild Dogs

It was back to their typical style. The Brew Crew, once they lead will likely make anyone pay. The Wild Dogs fell behind with two quick goals-from the very same D.Campanella and were never able to recover unable to get any sort of offense going. P.Karigiannis, C.Moutafis and S.Fabrici also went on to score while combining for eight points. The only thing the Wild Dogs were hoping for at one point was to try and break C.Muccino's shutout. Unfortunately, they weren't able to do it and had to wait till they played the Shockers an hour later to get on board.

(6)Lynx vs Team Cuba(2)

Lynx begin and end with a flourish to top Team Cuba

Not only it was about the start for the Lynx but they also had the finish in a convincing 6-2 win over Team Cuba. Things appeared to be reasonable for a while for Team Cuba but that all changed by the second period where the Lynx were simply too good. The young squad kept moving and made use of all five players that eventually turned into goals. J.Mason was the only player to strike twice in a four point performance. After facing 18 shots, S.Catalano collected a nice win allowing only D.Ramada and K.Kersaint to beat him.

(11)Shockers vs Wild Dogs(1)

Wild Dogs enter lion's den in double header night

It's never easy playing the Shockers on any given circumstances, but this made it that much worse for the Wild Dogs.  After playing only an hour earlier and with seven total players, the Wild Dogs were just asking for it. The Shockers co- captain M.Blackman wasted no time posting two out of his clubs three goals for a comfortable 3-0 lead. With that sequence, the tone was set and the Shockers ended the night earlier than usual due to the ten goal mercy rule. Blackman went on to complete his hat trick while surprisingly enough, T.Salberg only scored twice out of the eleven that went in. It's now the eight game of the regular season and no one has yet to figure out the defending champs.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick Vanasse of the Lynx. The crafty defenseman did it all from-setting up plays, to scoring a rocket and defending flawlessly in a 6-2 beat down of Team Cuba.

2017-11-10
Masters 35+ division

Friday November 10

(3)Bijoux vs Stones(2)

Stones waste two leads, Bijoux gets the last word

The second period was when this game really started to take off. The Stones took two leads with goals -from M.Salerno and T.Settino and Bijoux responded both times to even the score. Despite playing with a short bench once again, Bijoux stood strong, tough playing their bend but do not break defensive style game. Then, with less than five minute to go, P.Charbonneau re-directed a shot-from S.Michaud giving C.Muccino no time to respond .Bijoux were able to hold on to the remaining minutes and grab the first of a double header night with the Stones.

(3)Blacksox vs National(2) O.T

N.Pereira feeds empty cage on juicy rebound, Blacksox heading in right direction

For the second time in only three nights, the Blacksox are starting to pick up their game. They showed character once more overcoming two straight deficits before grabbing their only lead at the most important time of the contest. V.Troeung helped get his club back in it levelling the match on two occasions. However, the night wasn't done yet and the Blacksox were still very ambitious in what was a crucial match up with National. After the National net minder made the initial save, N.Pereira was at the right place at the right time. The veteran harped on a loose ball that ended up right in front of him and made no mistake to bury his chance in an empty net. The Blacksox deservingly picked up five big points in their last two games and are looking to be in fine form after a slow start to the season.

(4)Bijoux vs Stones(3)

Bijoux frustrate Stones for second straight game

This time, it was Bijoux playing with the lead, and despite the Stones coming back to even things up,S.Vitali had the final say. His tally came right after F.Argento tied the game 3-3 into the third period. However, the Stones had plenty of time left over but ran into a particular problem being how solid J.Beaudry remained for the duration of the match. The net minder faced quality chances and never once flinched enabling his club to play with the lead. By the time the buzzer sounded, Bijoux handed the Stones their first and second defeat of the season on the same night.

(10)HBHA Seniors vs Hawks(2)

HBHA Seniors drop hammer on Hawks

Although they didn't expect much with many players out of their line up, the Hawks were hoping for a better outcome. Unfortunately, one goal led to another and another and that just become the theme of this match. The HBHA Seniors controlled the entire game which was only inevitable that the goals would eventually go in. P.Koutsogiannopoulos once again led all teammates striking three times as part of a six point performance. A.Angelis and P.Karigiannis chipped in with a pair, and D.Mattar was smooth sailing the entire night giving up two goals on 13 shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Pereira of the Blacksox. In what was a very important game for both sides, N.Pereira may have netted a season saving overtime winner.

2017-11-09
E Division

Thursday November 9

(7)Mighty Drunks vs Ottarks(3)

V.Mancini scores 5 goals as Mighty Drunks crush Ottarks

V.Mancini took his scoring prowess to yet another level on Thursday, hitting a personal high with five goals in a 7-3 rout of the Ottarks. The sniper celebrated posting four straight markers and added his fifth by the third period to hit a remarkable feat. The Ottarks played well in the first half with the game tied 2-2, but couldn't keep up giving up the next five of six goals. With this result, both sides find themselves heading in opposite directions. The Mighty Drunks just collected their third straight win while the Ottarks dropped their last three contests after starting with a perfect 3-0 record.

(5)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(6)

Power play goals in third period carry Raging Rhinos past Bramabulls

The confidence and chemistry of the Raging Rhinos power play was in top form against the Bramabulls. Three out of their six goals came with the man advantage on only four attempts. Each side played to a 4-4 second period tie before the Raging Rhinos made the Bramabulls pay on two occasions. J.Tzanetakos provided a two goal cushion and the Raging Rhinos looked to be in fine shape till P.Charbonneau responded with a hat trick for the Bramabulls. With a chance to even the score, M.Diaco failed to capitalise on a breakaway. B.Verducci never flinched and read the play properly to make a game changing save.

(4)Carnage vs United Arms(6)

United Arms climb out of basement, keep Carnage winless

It's now the mid way point of the season and neither team has yet to collect a win. And by the way this game was going, that scenario remained very possible with the game tied after two periods. But eventually something had to give and the United Arms found a way to win one frame that finally put them in the win column. A.Belcher snapped a 3-3 third period tie on the power play and G.Jerjian erased all doubts when he bagged two late tallies completing his hat trick to ensure his club the victory. A.Daghlian had a strong start striking twice while collecting an assist. The only good thing Carnage had working for them was their five man unit. S.Longo scored twice with the man advantage while his captain F.Pace participated in all four goals.

(3)Cheifs vs Mohicans(8)

X factor X.Aubin rattles the Chiefs with seven points

The Mohicans can always rely on X.Aubin, at least in tonight's case. His sensational display crushed the Chiefs on Thursday night, especially by the third period where he exploded with four unanswered goals. Prior to that point, Aubin scored once while setting up two teammates. By the time the Chiefs realised what was going on, the damage had already been done. Despite the ugly score, this contest was only 4-3 after two periods. It was by the third where the younger legs took over en route to a perfect 4-0 record.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to X.Aubin of the Mohicans. From-the get go, X.Aubin was absolutely lights out sparking five goals in a seven point performance.

Saturday November 11

(7)Mighty Drunks vs Raging Rhinos(11)

S.Labrecque, S.Pilon and A.Papazian make Mighty Drunks feel hangover

It didn't matter that the Raging Rhinos had only two spares on a Saturday afternoon.After thirteen minutes into the game, the score was already 6-2 and the Mighty Drunks had only themselves to blame. Perhaps it was a lack of focus or just taking things for granted. Whatever the reasons, the Raging Rhinos played it smart and capitalised eleven times on 35 shots. S.Labrecque and S.Pilon had explosive four goal games and A.Papazian was right behind them posting a hat trick. In the end, it came down to those three players making the entire difference. It's not often that only three players will find the back of the net on eleven goals.

(2)Mohicans vs Bramabulls(6)

Mohicans don't measure up in real test

While things are going extremely well so for the Mohicans, this contest was a perfect measuring stick to see how they would fair in the E Thursday division. In order to beat the Bramabulls, simply means that you can challenge with the best of them. The match was close for the most part up until a third period breakout by the Bramabulls left the Mohicans hanging. Five different players took charge in the final frame that included three helpers-from G.Pisanelli and a game winning power play goal by P.Bertone. The Mohicans scored twice in only 90 seconds to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period until falling apart. Prior to the match, the Mohicans were the only team in the division without a loss.

(6)Werewolves vs United Arms(3)

Y.Leroux celebrates four goals in double up win over Arms

Give him the ball and the odds are good of something happening. Y.Leroux often makes the right play and when given the chance, he will certainly make anyone pay. The United Arms found this out after the a devastating second period where Leroux struck three times in only five minutes to collect his fourth goal of the day. By that time, the game was out of reach and the Werewolves dictated the pace in their favor. The United Arms did have a solid finish posting two third period goals by Y.Derohannessian, who collected three points in the loss.

2017-11-08
F Wednesday

Wednesday November 8

(1)Lumberjacks vs Les Raymonds(7)

E.Tochan’s four goal game powers Les Raymonds past Lumberjacks

E.Tochan had a night to remember for Les Raymonds on Wednesday night.The forward sparked two first period goals along with the games last two tallies for the convincing win. It didn’t take long for Les Raymonds to get the Lumberjacks off guard. The score was already 3-0 after only five minutes which could have only suggested a very long night for the Lumberjacks defense and goaltender. M-A Haber did get his club on board early in the second period but that was as far as it got for the Lumberjacks. S.Lecavalier got all the help he needed in front of him and earned the win in net allowing only one goal on 25 shots.

(3)Bramabulls vs Venom(7)

B.Deslauriers and N.Gilbert each score twice to end slump

After three straight games without a win, Venom made it a point to turn it around against the Bramabulls. Every single player participated in one way or another. The offense was charged, the defense was sound and the goaltending didn’t disappoint as M.Trivisonno guarded his cage with conviction. Venom won all three periods and had their better moments by the second frame where they ignited three straight markers for a 5-2 lead. B.Deslauriers made the most noise with five points and N.Gilbert dressed for the first time making an immediate impact with a pair of tallies.

(3)Deadlast vs Fat Cats(8)

Fat Cats show why they are on top

Something had to give on Wednesday night as two undefeated teams clashed to see who would be on top of the F3 division. Normally, this kind of hype would suggest for a competitive close match but it wasn’t the case as the Fat Cats out did their opponent. Apart from S.Hrivnak’s two goals, the Fat Cats had many of their players find the back of the net. They dictated much of the pace that Deadlast couldn’t keep up. Each side worked their power play trading two goals each. If there is one category that the Fat Cats can be pleased with so far apart-from their 6-0 record is the fact that they gave up only eleven goals during that stretch. G.Sangiovanni has been sharp so far and will continue to thrive, especially with a steady defence in front of him.

(8)RBK Knights vs Primetime(4)

RBK Knights looking to turn things around

After playing to a 1-1 first period tie, the RBK Knights put on a remarkable offensive display by the second frame. Goals started to pour in as early as the 25 second mark. Five different players struck to find the back of the net and Primetime couldn’t find a way to slow things down. C.Ladas was the only player to score twice and S.Sauk was stellar collecting his second win in six starts. The RBK Knights are starting to show that they are competitive with some of the top teams after adding some key components to their line-up. If they remain intact, teams will have their hands full.

(3)Les Agents Libre vs Armadillos(5)

Armadillos extend winning streak thanks to P.Koutsogiannopoulos’s hat trick

P.Koutsogiannopoulos led the way with a hat trick, D.Mattar stopped 28 shots and the Armadillos refuse to lose a game this season. The division leaders increased their point lead by ten points leaving every other team in the dust. But as good as they have been, there is some concern for J.Kontitsis and his deep line up. Many of their games got decided in the third period just like in this contest with Les Agents Libre. The match was levelled at three goals apiece before P.Legatos snapped the tie and Koutsogiannopoulos buried the win in an empty cage. If teams keep giving this kind of a challenge, then anything is possible no matter what their record shows.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Elie Tochan of Les Raymonds. The forward rode a hot hand sparking four out of his clubs seven goals.

2017-11-06
4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 6

Nightmares tear apart Anonymous defense

It's a night that Anonymous need to quickly put behind them as nothing went right. The Nightmares simply overwhelmed their opponent and are glad they did so after two straight losses only a week ago. J.Rochon was expected to collect a bundle of points. In both games, the sniper sparked five goals and helped set up four others. S.Sicuso was also in the conversation collecting a total of ten points by simply feeding his forwards in open areas. After a lopsided 8-1 loss, the Anonymous did put up a better challenge in the second contest despite dropping it as well. They held in there for most of the match up until a late power play goal by G.Lallis secured the win. L.Diaz dressed for the first time in net and was brilliant allowing only three goals on 26 shots.

(8)Nightmares vs Anonymous(1)

(2)Anonymous vs Nightmares(5)

Nothing going right for the 1 Timer

The way things have been going, the men in orange are just not feeling it this season. It didn't help that they played a team like the Punishers, but dropping both games by identical 7-0 scores, just doesn't help. From-the get go, the tone was set for the Punishers who pretty much did what they wanted. Every single player collected points including their net minder F.Russo. J.Chiropoulos scored two in the first game as did C.Gingras in the second match. The 1 Timer struggled in all aspects of their game. As much as they had a hard time defending, no single player was able to get the better of F.Russo, who denied all 24 shots his way.

(7)Punishers vs 1 Timer(0)

(0)1 Timer vs Punishers (7)

Dragons keep finding success

At the moment, the Dragons are playing like they are-from another planet. Of course it always helps when you have a player like B.Daniele complimenting a very solid core. The star studded defenseman was instrumental in both wins for the Dragons. After cutting off many plays to create counter attacks, B.Daniele used another weapon in his arsenal, and that is his vicious slap shots. Three of his goals were all identical giving no hope to M.Dagenais. The first match got decided fairly late in the game when Daniele snapped a 2-2 tie. The second contest saw the Dragons take the lead early on and never gave it up primarily due to S.Morante making exceptional saves. Just like the Punishers, the Dragons are taking over the division as both teams are extremely hot as of late.

(2)Breeze Panareeze vs Dragons(4)

(3)Dragons vs Breeze Panareeze(1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Biaggo Daniele of the Dragons. When it's time to turn it up, B.Daniele will make anyone pay on any given night. The veteran stole the show riffling three bullets to help lead his team to back to back wins over the Breeze Panareeze.

Premier division

Monday November 6

(3)Red Lite vs Powerball(4) O.T

P-Ball stuns Red Lite in season debut

The only positive a team like the Red Lite will take-from this contest was that it's just the opening game of the season. Because losing the way they did is simply unacceptable for anyone's standards. Normally, a late 3-1 lead is good for the books but not in tonight's case where the P-Ball wouldn't go away. A.Beyries and P.Genereux reeled off two late markers, and P.Bibeau added the overtime winner to cap off a remarkable comeback. For most of the game, P-Ball was on the ropes unable to get anything going. But hockey is played to its final moments, and P-Ball kept battling hard with some new additions in the Premier division such as M.Cloutier, A.Beyries, S.Vanier, K.Gamache, T.Comptois just to name a few in hopes of getting rewarded. For now, they won the battle and will use this as a reminder that they can beat a legendary squad. As for Red Lite, it's all about the bigger picture and this will only be a distant memory as the season progresses.

(5)Black Knights vs Team Haiti(2)

B.Daniele`s shorthanded goal changes direction of match

It was just shy of the contest when B.Daniele used a shorthanded goal to snap a 1-1 tie. That tally can be argued that it shifted the game in the Black Knights favour that never looked back en route to a 5-2 decision. Team Haiti fell behind 3-1 and got some life when H.Merone sparked his second as the only player to solve G.Vermette. Still, the game was-from over for Team Haiti, who found themselves struggling to get the equaliser. Instead, it was B.Daniele coming to haunt his opponent once more collecting his second goal and third point of the night. If Team Haiti could have taken advantage of their lone power play, then maybe they would have a different outcome. Unfortunately, the special teams went against them on this night and will have to deal with it for now. The Black Knights are glad to have added some key prospects to their line-up. Players such as M.DeTorre, W.Ozair,J.Upal and their net miner G.Vermette look to be fit for the challenge and will definitely help an established core moving forward.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pat Bibeau of P-Ball. His sudden death winner was part of three goals that occurred in every short span in the dying moments of the hockey game.

2017-11-05
E Division

Sunday November 5

(4)Les Immigrant vs Fatal Demons(7)

Four quick goals power Fatal Demons past Immigrant

Powered by four quick goals, the Fatal Demons rolled to a convincing 7-4 victory. Things started to turn around early in the second period where Les Immigrant played with the lead up until that point. In the span of only 30 seconds, S.Koulieris changed the direction of the match with his two wicked wrists shots. The sniper went on to add his third later in the frame and the Fatal Demons never looked back. Although they did suffer the loss, Les Immigrant won both the first and third periods with the help of M.Martino's two early goals.

(5)Sportek vs Brew Crew(2)

M.Dubicki beaming with pride with big hat trick over Brew Crew

It's already hard enough to get one goal against the Brew Crew but M.Dubicki somehow did it three times to help collect a feel good win for his club on Sunday night. The forward has been consistent all season long and keeps showing how significant he is to his team. This win will help their confidence as they just defeated a stingy defense with five goals. C.Flikas helped set up Dubicki on all three markers while M.Chamoun was absolutely stellar in net stopping 21 of 23 shots.

(4)Shockers vs Team Cuba(3)

Chirping rivals go at it, Shockers sneak out victory

At times it sounded like birds migrating but a hockey game did transpire between two teams familiar with one another. Taking the verbal shots away, both sides played a tactical match that ended up favoring the Shockers in the end. Team Cuba did jump off to a better start igniting two first period goals. Then, it was the Shockers turn to return the favor and did so thanks to C.Blunt's back to back tallies. E.Girouard restored the lead for Team Cuba with his patented slap shot from- centre only to see it disappear when J.Collins and M.Blackman answered back for the Shockers. In attempts to even the score, Team Cuba had some very good opportunities late in the game but ran into a tall brick wall in D.Bourque.

(6)Lynx vs Brew Crew(8)

Brew Crew erase earlier loss with bounce back win

The Brew Crew made sure to end the night off on a positive note after dropping their earlier match versus Sportek. And they knew it wasn't going to be easy the way the Lynx have been playing so far with only one loss to their record. But for the Brew Crew, they entered the game as just another day at the office. With the amount of experience they have, it didn't matter who was in front of them. D.Verta, D.Campanella each scored twice and newly added J.Guerriero brought it a step further netting a hat trick in an empty cage. The Lynx made the mistake to not weather the storm against a hungrier side. They gave up three goals in the first seven minutes and had to play catch up all game unable to grab the lead. J.Mason did have a good night posting three goals while his linemate P.Stroubakis was equally solid collecting four helpers in the loss.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michael Dubicki of Sportek. His three goals helped collect a big win versus a solid Brew Crew team.

2017-11-01
F division

Wednesday November 1

(2)Les Agents Libre vs Bramabulls(4)

T.Settino's two goals lead Bramabulls to 4-2 win over Agents Libre

With a below average record heading into tonight's game, A.DiPerna knows his Bramabulls need to bring their best effort if they plan to keep pace. P.Rivera set the tone late in the first period notching a power play goal, and T.Settino took over by the second bagging back to back tallies to put his club in a very good position. The Bramabulls didn't stop there adding one more marker early in the third frame. A.DiPerna helped set up D.Verta with his third assist of the night. By that point, G.Follano saw and stopped every ball his way except for when R.Estrela finally got to him for Les Agents Libre. It's only their second win in five starts but the Bramabulls aren't too concerned despite what their record shows.

(10)Deadlast vs RBK Knights(4)

Deadlast leave Knights in the dust with 5 third period goals

It was good while it lasted. The RBK Knights hung in there and kept the game very close up until the last fifteen minutes of play. Once the third period hit, it was all downhill for S.Sauk and his troops. Deadlast pulled away especially as of the nine minute mark where they sparked four straight goals in only over four minutes. J.Pantelis was explosive riffling four markers while his captain C.Zafiropoulos and B.Makris each found the back of the net on two occasions. Both teams hit the mid way point of the regular season and Deadlast have yet to drop a game while the RBK Knights are hanging on to that last playoff spot with only one win so far.

(4)Fat Cats vs Primetime(2)

Fat Cats kick it off in second half of game

After a slow start, the Fat Cats were all over Primetime to end the second period up 2-1.D.Mili opened the scoring and provided a two goal cushion as of the 2:30 minute mark of the final frame. Primetime had a chance to narrow the margin on a four minute power play but found themselves dug in a deeper hole when G.Bampos hurt them with a big shorthanded goal. G.Sangiovanni gave up both goals coming very late in the second and third period to earn a 23 save win. Just like Deadlast, the Fat Cats remain undefeated in the F3 division collecting a fifth straight victory.

(8)Armadillos vs Horsemen(4)

P.Lapointe posts hat trick in double up win for Armadillos

P.Lapointe reminded everyone how effective he can be. The forward wasted no time turning heads riffling three goals while setting up two teammates. His first four points came at a crucial time during the game. The Horsemen had the better start jumping to a 3-1 first period lead and appeared to be in good shape till Lapointe took over sparking three goals in the second period alone. Once again, the Armadillos used a convincing third period to separate themselves-from their opponent and maintain a perfect 5-0 record in the F2 division.

(1)Lumberjacks vs Hellfish(2) O.T

Lumberjacks late tally gives false hope

Just when the Lumberjacks thought that they could turn things around, the Hellfish spoiled the mood by taking the contest in overtime. Forty seconds was all the Hellfish needed to kill off to take the game in regulation time. B.Verducci faced 26 shots till that point and was headed for a shutout till E.Salhany woke up-from the dead to even the score. That tally gave plenty of life and hope for some key points to a side that desperately needed them. Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks, it just wasn't meant to be. At about the mid way point of the sudden death period, S.Monnet put an end to the night posting the overtime winner. Both sides played a very solid defensive game that saw the net minders shine. J.Stepania stood tall between the pipes and was a major reason why his club had a chance to grab their first points of the season.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Lapointe of the Armadillos. The power forward was all over the court collecting five points to rebound his team to an 8-4 win.

2017-10-30
4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 30

Anonymous bank six crucial points

Both sides knew how important this regular season battle would turn out to be. With not much separating the two sides, every single detail mattered on how would come out on top. The 1 Timer, despite getting their fair share of chances and shots on net found themselves snake bitten notching only two goals in as many games. That limited offense may determine the fate of their season. G.Duschene stood toe to toe with F.Koch, but managed to out duel his counterpart allowing only two goals on 48 shots. Anonymous did something remarkable taking both contests with only two change ups. J.Calixte had a big night scoring three goals while collecting an assist. Still, the season is far-from over but the Anonymous put themselves in a very good position on their quest to the playoffs.

(2)Anonymous vs 1 Timer(1)

(1)1 Timer vs Anonymous(3)

Dragons load up in double rout of Nightmares

Already one of the division's elite teams, the Dragons loaded up on Monday night. They added B.Daniele and-from being a good squad they became that much better. Tonight, they defeated the Nightmares in both games with the first one going the entire distance. G.DeMarinis collected two points before sparking the lone shootout winner. With that game out of the way, the Nightmares expected to return the favor. Unfortunately finesse doesn't always work and the Nightmares realized it when they had no room to create anything. The Dragons played your prototypical grab the lead and smother your opponent style match. That method ended up paying plenty of dividends as they bagged four goals to earn a one sided 4-0 win. For a second straight game, G.DeMarinis shined with two more goals while B.Daniele accumulated five out of a possible seven points. As much as both players were huge factors, S.Morante did something remarkable and that is to shutout a team like the Nightmares. The veteran net minder faced a total of 29 shots to earn a shootout win along with a 14 save shutout.

(3)Nightmares vs Dragons(4) S.O

(4)Dragons vs Nightmares(0)

Breeze Panareeze , Punishers exchange hard fought wins

It didn't come easy but both sides got rewarded on Monday night. First, it was the Breeze Panareeze taking the opener with a tight 4-3 win. A solid opening frame enabled the men in yellow to grab a 3-1 lead and use it to their advantage for the duration of the match. S.Govas quarterbacked his club playing plenty of minutes that resulted in two goals and two assists. In hopes of repeating what they just did, the Breeze Panareeze failed to duplicate their efforts. Instead, the Punishers showed more grit and determination that justifiably resulted in a hard earned victory. The match was deadlock in a 1-1 tie before C.Gingras cracked the barrier by the five minute mark of the second period. Still, the Breeze Panareeze had seven minutes for an equalizer but weren't able to keep pace looking more and more exhausted as the game went on. P.Stamkopoulos faced 16 shots and was brilliant to level the score with his counterpart M.Dagenais, who was equally solid in both games for the Breeze Panareeze.

(4)Breeze Panareeze vs Punishers (3)

(2)Punishers vs Breeze Panareeze(1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J.Calixte of Anonymous. The clutch forward was involved in four out of his clubs five goals that resulted in two very important wins over the 1 timer.

2017-10-29
E Division

Sunday October 29

(5)Sportek vs Lynx(6)

U.Cruz takes over match with first period hat trick

Every single Lynx player was treated with a spectacular performance by U.Cruz. The defenseman lit up Sportek with a rare first period hat trick that included two goals with the man advantage. Entering the contest, Sportek knew they had their hands full against a team playing on all cylinders .But when looking back at how the game transpired, the end result wasn't so bad losing by only one goal. The key may have been the amount of visits to the penalty box. On their four attempts, the Lynx made Sportek pay the price three times. R.Beaver's second goal came on the power play giving his club a 6-4 lead, a tally that ultimately held up for the winner.

(7)Shockers vs Fatal Demons(2)

Fatal Demons can't keep pace with Shockers

Against the reigning E Sunday champions, it revealed the gap the Fatal Demons still have to bridge to legitimize themselves as a team on the upswing. It's plain and simple, the Shockers are simply faster combined with plenty of offense. If the Fatal Demons don't trap them properly, then this result was expected to happen. It took one period for the message to be sent by the Shockers. That message occurred in the second frame where they buried four unanswered goals for a 5-0 lead. By that point, no one had scored more than once but M.Blackman did use two third period goals to put a stamp on the match.

(3)Les Immigrant vs Wild Dogs(6)

A.Saad's hat trick powers Wild Dogs over Les Immigrant

After grabbing a 2-1 first period lead, the Wild Dogs saw their sleeping giant emerge. A.Saad took over by that point posting back to back tallies before completing his night with a hat trick. It was a game featuring two sides without a win, and with the opportunity to grab that last playoff spot. In tonight's case, the Wild Dogs showed more determination playing a near perfect game. The win also came with the help of M-A Haber, who collected three points along with their net minder A-R Dandachli keeping Les Immigrant to only one goal till the later stages of the match. This result will now force Les Immigrant to start collecting some crucial points if they plan to make the playoffs with only four games left in the season.

(7)Brew Crew vs Team Cuba(1)

Brew Crew suffocate Team Cuba in 7-1 thumping

It's called Brew Crew hockey. When applying their pre determined game plan, not many teams can get out of what feels like a choke hold. Team Cuba were picked apart shift after shift unable to create any sort of numbers or decent chances .Instead ,the Brew Crew took advantage of every opportunity every time it presented itself. D.Verta led all teammates with three goals, P.Karigiannis was next in line igniting a pair, and C.Muccino was spot on except for once when J.DeSua solved him on the power play. This contest was just a perfect example of one team playing a full out 45 minute game against a side that had nothing working for them.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andre Saad of the Wild Dogs. In time of a desperate win, the Wild Dogs forward had a huge game striking three times while collecting an assist.

2017-10-27
Masters 35+ division

Friday October 27

(4)HBHA Seniors vs Stones(4) S.O

HBHA Seniors, Stones settle for tie

The HBHA Seniors learned the hard way that M.Pace was just that good on this night. The fierce forward scored three out of the Stones four goals and were glad to escape this match with at least a point. On the large part, the HBHA Seniors had the better chances with long stretches of ball control but weren't able to break the game wide open. If not for M.Pace's responses, the HBHA Seniors would have grabbed three points while the Stones would have suffered their first defeat so far. G.Djevahirdjian had a big first period posting two markers for the Seniors. After a decent display of goaltending- from both sides, C.Stavriadis and C.Muccino were lights out in the shootout stopping every attempt their way.

(4)Devil Dawgz vs Blacksox(3) O.T

A.Jalilvand gets it done in overtime for Devil Dawgz

Unable to seal it in regulation time, the Devil Dawgz needed extra minutes to collect a second straight overtime win. This time, it was the Blacksox falling victims after their captain B.Pereira tied it late in the game to force the sudden death period. For the large part, the Devil Dawgz were in command never trailing but didn't have the breathing room against a side that weren't letting up. Both teams had no hero's in this contest with scoring efforts- form seven different players. Despite the loss, the Blacksox do feel better about this performance after a thumping in last week's affair with the HBHA Seniors.

(6)Hawks vs Bijoux(4)

Hawks send early message in 6-4 decision over Bijoux

Entering the game, the Hawks would have had a hard time digesting a loss against a side with only two changes. And after storming out with conviction, the first period was were this contest got decided .The Hawks used three first period goals and J.Beaudry looked human after dominating the goaltending crease so far this season. A.Zarzour and G.Pellecchia surprised Beaudry with two rockets while E.Girouard got a perfect feed -from S.Govas for an easy tap in goal. Still, the game was-from over and the Hawks made sure to take nothing for granted. E.Colella added some security with a pair of tallies that included a blistering slap shot right in the top corner. Despite playing with only two changes, Bijoux showed why they are a solid team. There seven players had sequences of good pressure and made the Hawks work hard for every goal to earn the win. If not for the slow start, Bijoux had the potential to cause some serious heart burn to their opponent.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of the Stones. Every time the HBHA Seniors thought they were in control, M.Pace came back to bite them with three goals. His performance helped salvage the point for the Stones in a 4-4 draw with the HBHA Seniors.

Tuesday November 7

(7)Stones vs Devil Dawgz(6)

Stones edge out Devil Dawgz after wild third period

It was hardly an anticipated defensive battle between the two sides. Instead things only got crazier as the match went on. The Devil Dawgz looked to be out of the woods building a 6-4 third period lead only to see it slip away in a flash. If anyone was able to spark the comeback than there was no doubt that player would be T.Settino. The highly skilled forward took it upon himself bagging two quick goals to tie the game 6-6. Then, only two minutes later the captain took charge. S.Sicuso provided the go ahead marker and the Stones never looked back preserving their unbeaten record.

(5)Hawks vs Blacksox(6)

Hard work pays off for Blacksox

Sometimes and often enough it’s all about hard work and determination. With the Hawks often looking hesitant at times, the Blacksox were completely relentless in their 6-5 win. Despite being down 5-3 after two periods, B.Pereira set the example for his side that ultimately crushed his opponent in less than two minutes. The captain collected three quick points that included two sharp shots for a hat trick. That was the first time the Blacksox took a lead and did a spectacular job defending it unlike the Hawks.

2017-10-26
E Thursday

Thursday October 26

(9)SBS Trashers vs United Arms(1)

F.Gentile and J.Scalia share hat tricks, Trashers continue to ride hot hand

Just about everything went right for the SBS Trahsers on Thursday night. In the first period alone, the tone was already set for where this contest was headed. F.Gentile and J.Scalia sparked two goals each. Then, both players followed suit by adding one more tally to complete hat tricks while combining for ten points. The United Arms saw their lone tally come early in the game courtesy of H.Jerjian. They did manage 24 shots but ran into a hot net minder in R.Pampena. After dropping their first two games of the season, the SBS Trashers just made it three in a row and have no intentions of slowing down any time soon.

(7)Mighty Drunks vs Werewolves(6) S.O

V.Mancini's shootout goal gives Mighty Drunks edge over Werewolves

When it mattered most, S.Sauk rose to the occasion stopping all three breakaways, and V.Mancini was there providing the lone shootout goal for two precious points to the standings. No one knew where this contest was going. At first, the Mighty Drunks took two consecutive leads but were never able to build on it. Then, it was the Werewolves turn as they jumped in front four straight times only to get a response every single time. J.Furtado, aside- from the winner may have netted the biggest goal by tying the game very late for the Mighty Drunks. Prior to his tally, P.Chartier and S.Archambault provided much of the offense riffling two goals each. As for the Werewolves, there scoring was more spread out with six different players finding the back of the net.

(7)Chiefs vs Carnage(0)

Chiefs take advantage of depleted line up

From the get go, the Chiefs made Carnage pay. With some key missing pieces, Carnage could have only hoped to keep it close but instead found themselves playing from-behind the entire match. S.Koulieris's wicked wrist shots gave no chance to B.Madonis, who felt like a bull's eye at a shooting gallery. The match went out of reach by the early stages of the second period where the Chiefs notched two quick goals for a 4-0 lead. M.Chenier scored twice, and R.Ranieri despite playing with a comfortable lead made some great saves to earn a shutout. This result ends a two game losing skit for the Chiefs but keeps Carnage at the cellar of the standings where they share last place with the United Arms.

(3)Ottarks vs Raging Rhinos(7)

S.Pilon shines for Rhinos in five goal thriller

The Raging Rhinos recorded a convincing 7-3 win after a stellar performance- from S.Pilon, who scored an impressive five goals while setting up a teammate. It was one of those games where one particular player stole the show and wasn't at all addressed by the opposition. Once the Ottarks realised what was going on, it turned out to be too late. The Raging Rhinos saw Pilon bury two first period markers along with a helper, and that was just the beginning as the forward kept on piling on the points. The Ottarks don't normally concede many tallies but it's now three straight games that they've surrendered seven goals in every one of those contests.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Pilon of the Raging Rhinos. His five goals and one assist propelled the Raging Rhinos to their third win in four starts.

2017-10-25
F division

Wednesday October 25

(2)RBK Knights vs Les Raymonds(4)

Les Raymonds score two third period goals to pull out victory

Twice they tied it, but the RBK Knights were unable to ever play with the lead in their 4-2 loss to Les Raymonds. Once A.De Carolis struck by the eight minute mark of the third period, Les Raymonds made sure to not repeat the same mistakes-from that point on. A.Mancini stopped everything his way and M.Deninno capped it off with a late insurance marker. Les Raymonds struggled to get into the win column after three consecutive losses but ended the curse on this night thanks to scoring efforts by four different players.

(6)Armadillos vs Venom(3)

Third period eruption leads Armadillos past Venom

Venom surrendered three third period goals on Wednesday night as the Armadillos broke out to collect their fourth straight win of the season. K.Koutsogiannopoulos came through notching a very late second period tally that levelled the game at three goals apiece. From-there, the Armadillos used that goal as motivation and benefited-from it when P.Scotti snapped the tie and grab the lead for good. P.Legatos then put things to rest sparking two markers in only three minutes. P.Lapointe helped set up three teammates for the win while A.Jalilvand did the same for Venom.

(3)Hellfish vs Fat Cats(5)

D.Brunetti strikes with late dagger, Fat Cats remain unbeaten

The Fat Cats remain on top of their division, continuing a spectacular run after four games into the season. In tonight's case, they got a timely goal by D.Brunetti with just over a minute remaining, who went on to add his second in an empty cage. The Hellfish battled back to tie the game three straight times thanks to a brilliant effort by N.Bourgeois, who notched all three tallies. Unfortunately, they weren't able to grab that lead which came to bite them in the end. S.Hrivnak was equally vital to the result as the sharp d-man struck once on the power play while setting up a pair of teammates.

(6)Les Agents Libre vs Horsemen (2)

T.Oliveira scores hat trick in Agents Libre's 6-2 rout of Horsemen

T.Oliveira grabbed a hat trick and R.Estrela scored two goals as Les Agents Libre were all over the Horsemen in this contest. It wasn't the kind of effort that the Horsemen were too pleased with. They did manage to pull within one when M.Kardum cut the lead in half but Les Agents Libre simply responded to grab a two goal cushion. T.Oliveira used three key consecutive tallies and was absolutely dynamite finishing his game with four points. P.DelliColli also contributed to the win limiting a good offense to only two goals on 25 shots.

(3)Lumberjacks vs Primetime(5)

Primetime take over by third period versus winless Lumberjacks

For two straight periods, the Lumberjacks were headed in the right direction. The winless club appeared to be in fine shape carrying a 2-1 lead heading into the third period until their wheels came off the track. Or maybe it was Primetime deciding to up their game when it mattered the most. Whatever the reason, Primetime came out relentless igniting four straight tallies to take the game away-from a side in search of a victory. The effort was led by T.Shpindler, who sparked two goals along with D.Zabitsky and L.Haouzi as both players combined for five points. Despite the loss, M-A Haber made his presence felt bagging both markers while adding some extracurricular activity towards the end of the match.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dominic Brunetti of the Fat Cats. By avoiding overtime, D.Brunetti buried two late goals to help keep his club perfect with a 4-0 record.

2017-10-23
4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 24

Punishers break out of slump with romp over Anonymous

Stuck in a losing funk, the Punishers desperately needed these two games to rebuild their shaken psyche. They managed to restore their confidence by getting break out games-from every single player involved. First and foremost, P.Stamkopoulos couldn't have had a better night collecting back to back shutouts after receiving a total of 20 shots. But as much as goaltending was a factor, the real story was the offense. In both games, the Punishers had everything going for them notching eleven unanswered markers that had the contest end earlier than usual because of the seven goal mercy rule. S.Bentivegna was the only player to score twice in one game as many others chipped in to get the better of M.DelGaudio. Both these wins will help the Punishers as they look to turn things around after a very slow start to the season.

(0)Anonymous vs Punishers(4)

(7)Punishers vs Anonymous(0)

Dragons catch 1 Timer off guard twice

If a slow start to their night wasn't bad enough, the second period proved to be just as sour for the 1 Timer. The Dragons caught their opponent off guard building a 3-1 first period lead before taking advantage of an unfortunate penalty. In the span of only four minutes, the Dragons produced three straight power play goals, and the 1 Timer only had the thought on how to rebound in their second match up. Unfortunately, the storyline remained the same with the Dragons putting forth a similar performance. D.Rollin just came off a three point game and wasn't done yet setting up three different teammates before striking for a commanding 4-1 lead. G.DeMarinis scored twice and the Dragons were on their way to a pair of victories. There was no optimism on this night for the 1 Timer. After submitting two slow starts, the men in orange couldn't recover against a team that will make anyone pay when they play with the lead.

(1)1 Timer vs Dragons(6)

(5)Dragons vs 1 Timer(2)

Breeze Panareeze and Nightmares clash in marquee match up

With both teams brimming with confidence and poise, tonight's battle was more than just a game. Both sides are extremely familiar with one another which can only elevate everyone's game with so much pride on the line. However, it was the Breeze Panareeze jumping off to the better start. The men in yellow sparked three first period goals and were able to protect it due to their solid net minder between the pipes. M.Dagenais stoned and frustrated the Nightmares for a very long stretch before E.Allen final got to him. But by then, it proved to be a little too late for the comeback. The Breeze Panareeze got two goals and a helper by J.Pantelis to put an end to the first of two matches. The second contest was nearly identical to the first one with the only difference being that the Breeze Panareeze couldn't shut the door tight enough. Down 4-1 and with only two minutes remaining, the Nightmares woke up from-their deep sleep to stun their rival. D.Bertrand scored two quick goals to complete a hat trick and J.Rochon beat the clock by only two seconds to send the match in a shootout. Because both goaltenders were that good on this night, O.Caillet and M.Dagenais denied all three shot attempts in the shootout. It was a night that both sides grabbed some positives. The Breeze Panareeze had a near perfect display of hockey except for the final two minutes where the Nightmares showed how explosive they can be no matter what the situation.

(4)Breeze Panareeze vs Nightmares(2)

(4)Nightmares vs Breeze Panareeze(4) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Stamkopoulos of the Punishers. The net minder went flawless at a time of need for his team who will look to get back to their winning ways.

2017-10-22
E Division

Sunday October 22

(6)Sportek vs Shockers(12)

Shockers continue to conquer adding 12 goals to their resume

It looks like no one will stop the Shockers, at least not in the regular season. Overall, it was just another day at the office for the division leaders, who presently dominate the goals for department with 41 in only five games. That's twelve more than the second place team .The Shockers controlled things-from the get go building a 4-1 first period lead. And if that wasn't bad enough for Sportek, the second frame wasn't any better having given up seven more tallies. The only good part of their night came by the final frame where they outscored the Shockers 4-1.M.Dubicki struck three times while C.Flikas and J.Sacco combined for nine points. It's scary to think that out of their twelve goals, T.Salberg and C.Debonis only combined for three. That just goes to show how deep they are up front with other players chipping in such as their captain J.Blackman and T.Debonis as both players were able to net hat tricks.

(1)Les Immigrant vs Lynx(6)

Lynx keep up the heat improving to 4-1

Two goals each-from their captain J.Lang and Y.Vanasse was more than enough in their bounce back win over Les Immigrant. The Lynx just came off a rare loss a week ago to the Shockers' and made sure to get back into good habits with this convincing win. At no point were the Lynx in any sort of trouble. Lang provided an early lead just over a minute into the contest, and U.Cruz doubled it before the period came to an end. Then, Y.Vanasse got in the act bagging two out of the four second period tallies for the Lynx. The score was 6-0 at that point and Les Immigrant knew they were out of it. However, they did capture one little bright moment that came very late in the game. A.Pederian had the satisfaction of spoiling A.Proulx's shutout with just over a minute remaining.

(1)Brew Crew vs Fatal Demons(3)

Captain P.Santullo check mate's Brew Crew in chess match

Considering how both teams play, and with the score tied 1-1 after two periods, it's almost a given that the next tally would decide it all. The question became who was going to crack it and when. It took just over the mid way mark of the third period for the Fatal Demons captain to seize the moment. P.Santullo came through providing the first lead of the night after receiving feeds-from M.Chenier and C.Fragkiudakis. The Brew Crew did attempt their comeback but kept running into a tight defense and an even tighter goaltender. M.Trivisonno guarded his cage stopping 23 of 24 shots. The only player to beat him was the Brew Crew's captain C.Palermo, who struck first in the match by the late stages of the opening period.

(2)Wild Dogs vs Team Cuba(6)

Team Cuba chemistry key to win over Wild Dogs

The one thing that the Wild Dogs did very well was their constant for check throughout the entire match. It was very rare that Team Cuba had the time and space that they would have liked to make things easier on themselves. But with a few key plays here and there, the goals eventually went in. Two of their six tallies came with the man advantage early in the game. E.Girouard struck first and S.Govas doubled the lead enabling Team Cuba to play with a two goal cushion. Still, the Wild Dogs weren't going anywhere as they finished the first period strong on a tally by M.Leduc. Unfortunately, Team Cuba was able to respond with two straight goals to gain total control of the match. No one scored more than once in the win which is a good sign for their offence.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Trivisonno of the Fatal Demons. The net minder limited the Brew Crew to only one goal on 24 shots en route to a big 3-1 victory.

2017-10-16
4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 16

Dragons' finding their game posting two wins

Joe DeStefano and the Dragons meant all business on Monday night, collecting two regulation wins versus the Punishers. It was one of their strongest performances yet in large part to having all their elements in place. B.Barile played the role of a finisher riffling three goals while G.DeMarinis played the set up man collecting three helpers. The Dragons stormed off early making a big splash with four first period goals. Unhappy with the way things went, the Punishers had a chance to redeem a poor performance in the second contest. And while the effort was way better, the end result still favored the Dragons. This time both teams tightened up that saw limited scoring. G.DeMarinis and B.Barile each scored for a 2-0 lead right before M.Gagnon cut it in half with just over three minutes remaining. From-there, S.Morante made sure not to concede anymore goals and did so by stopping 17 of 18 shots. If the Dragons show up with this particular line up on a regular basis, they'll be in good shape no matter who they play.

(6)Dragons vs Punishers (3)

(1)Punishers vs Dragons(2)

Nightmares go to the limit twice to edge out 1 Timer

Even though the 1 Timer left the night with only 1 point, plenty of positives came out of it considering who they played against. The Nightmares till now have steamed rolled their way to the top but struggled against a resilient orange side throughout the entire night. The 1 Timer were seconds away from-forcing a shootout in the first game and dropped their second contest by actually reaching the breakaway competition. That kind of effort only goes to show that anything can happen, no matter who the opponent. Unfortunately, a late tally by E.Allen denied the 1 Timer to any points in the first of the two games. The second contest however went to the maximum limit where J.Rochon froze F.Koch with a quick release. That was the only shootout goal that went in after both side sent three of their most skilled players.O.Caillet out dueled F.Koch to earn the extra point having stopped all three breakaway attempts.

(5)Nightmares vs 1 Timer(4)

(4)1 Timer vs Nightmares(5) S.O

M.DelGaudio guilty of high way robbery, Anonymous get monkey off their back

After throwing everything including the kitchen sink, M.DelGaudio was playing like he was from-another planet in the opening game versus the Breeze Panareeze. Unable to crack the net minder, the frustrations just kept growing throughout the entire contest for the men in yellow. The Anonymous was able to benefit getting two key goals by S.Altine which proved to be just enough in a close 3-1 win. As much as that result bit the Breeze Panarezze in the rear, they had that second chance to bounce back. The key was to find a way to strike first and put the pressure on their opponent. After being awarded two power play opportunities, the Breeze Panareeze took full advantage giving almost no chance for DelGaudio to shine. E.Girouard and J.DeSua each scored with the man advantage while J.Pantelis capped off the night with back to back tallies. The Anonymous didn't make things easy which forced the Breeze Panareeze to play to its fullest potential. If not for M.Dagenais in the second encounter, the Anonymous may have escaped the night with two wins. Both these games were heavily relied on their net minders, who both did a brilliant job between the pipes to collect a win each.

(1)Breeze Panareeze vs Anonymous(3)

(0)Anonymous vs Breeze Panareeze(4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco DelGaudio of Anonymous. The net minder was simply sensational throughout both games and was the reason why his club cracked the win column on Monday night.

2017-10-15
E Division

Sunday October 15

(1)Les Immigrant vs Brew Crew(6)

Brew Crew pour it on by third period in 6-1 rout of Immigrant

Leading 2-0 after two periods, the Brew Crew put on a clinic by the third riffling four goals. C.Moutafis had already scored twice in the opening frame and wasn't done yet completing his hat trick late in the game. The Brew Crew also had S.Lodico find the back of the net on a pair of occasion while P.Karigiannis was able to net the other tally. Les Immigrant struggled to get on board for two straight periods but eventually got their when A.Daghlian solved C.Muccini for a rare time. D.Campanella collected three helpers and J.DeSantis was behind setting up two teammates. After a difficult start to their season, the Brew Crew finally cracked the win column with this victory.

(5)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(4) O.T

Two late goals not good enough for Team Cuba

Facing one of the stingiest defenses in the division, Team Cuba got its offense going late in the game to force the overtime. But while scoring a pair of goals in the final three minutes against a tight unit was an impressive feat, it was not enough in the end. The Fatal Demons entered the sudden death period playing nearly a full two minute 4 on 3 power play which could have only spell disaster for Team Cuba . However, it wasn't during that span that this contest was decided .P.Turturici battled vicious slap shots coming-from every direction and somehow protected his cage making plenty of spectacular saves. Unfortunately, it takes only one good shot to beat any net minder and D.Ugaldez did just that after a defensive lapse by Team Cuba. M.Diaco and A.Jalilvand were also vital to the win as both players each scored twice.

(4)Sportek vs Wild Dogs(3)

Despite short bench, Wild Dogs come close in tight loss to Sportek

The Wild Dogs and Sportek were expecting a tight came on Sunday night. Only one team could come out on top though, with Sportek squeezing out the three points to earn a 4-3 victory. M.Dubicki showed off his skill set by sparking two goals while providing a feed on C.Flikas's winner by the 11:15 mark of the third period. With only three changes, the Wild Dogs played like wild dogs never giving up throughout the entire match. And although they fell short, they knew they deserved at least a point. M.Chamoun was solid facing some high quality chances to grab the win between the pipes. This result proved to be a big win for the Sportek as they try and avoid the bottom tier of the division.

(5)Shockers vs Lynx(3)

Shockers and Lynx take center stage in birth of a rivalry

Although they met for the first time ever, a rivalry was in the making between the Shockers and the Lynx. Both teams will be competing for all the acolytes this season from-winning the division to taking home a championship. Unless other teams find a way to slow them down, it will be very difficult to take them out. In tonight's case, the Shockers reminded the division why they are the recent champs by handing a talented team their first loss of the season. The win came with the help of many factors with one being M.Blackman, who bagged two goals as part of a five point night. The contest could have gone either way, but D.Bourque wouldn't budge making many key saves as another key component for the result. And while the Shockers are glad to come out on top, the Lynx know that this was just a battle and that the war is far-from being over. Both teams are very similar to one another with speed and skill being two major aspects of their game. For now, the Shockers have every right to celebrate a well deserved win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matt Blackman of the Shockers. The winger was on top of his game collecting points in all five goals for the Shockers. His game winner came in a shorthanded situation as he used a deceptive wrist shot to beat S.Catalano.

2017-10-13
Masters 35+ division

Friday October 13

(0)National vs Bijoux(7)

J.Beaudry, A.Tremblay, Bijoux riding hot streak

J.Beaudry made 32 saves, A.Tremblay struck four times and Bijoux look like they don't plan on losing a game this season. It's not like National can't score or create plenty of opportunities, but tonight they found themselves snake bitten by Beaudry and the Bijoux defence. A,Tremablay participated in every goal except for the first one where V.Coppola notched his first of two on the night. As much as National attempted to get back into the game, things only got worse with Bijoux storming back the other way. This is Bijoux's third game of the season that have allowed only five goals so far.

(4)Hawks vs Devil Dawgz(5) O.T

Devil Dawgz showing no quit against Hawks

It didn't matter how often they had their backs against the wall, the Devil Dawgz showed no quit in their overtime win versus the Hawks.Three times they trailed and three times they bounced back to send this contest into extra time. M.Archambault forced the sudden death with a hard low wrist shot leaving only 90 seconds to go in regulation. Then, what seemingly appeared to be headed for a shootout changed when V.Mancini scored a similar goal to beat Assadi down low. That was Mancini's third goal of the game. J.Constantin was also very productive collecting four helpers and the Devil Dawgz are glad to earn their first win of the season.

(10)HBHA Seniors vs Blacksox(1)

Seniors outmatch Blacksox in blowout

The Blacksox did hang in there in the first portion but were nowhere to be seen as of the second half of the game. Surely, it never helps when you're in the penalty box against a team that will almost hurt you anytime given the opportunity. The HBHA Seniors collected four straight power play goals, all coming in the span of six and a half minutes. That sequence summed up the match even though it was just shy of the mid way point. He didn't score but K.Papapostolou helped set up half of his team's goals. P.Lapointe, D.Andrade and the captain J.Konititsis each scored twice and the recent champs just ended a mini slump of two games.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Val Mancini of the Devil Dawgz. The forward caused enormous problems all game long striking three times that included the overtime winner.

Masters 35+ division

Thursday October 12

(2)Chiefs vs Bramabulls(6)

Chiefs ugly week continues

The Chiefs are nowhere close to how they started their season. They just went up against one of the strongest teams in the division and got handed another beat down. As much as it was close for half the game, it was just a question of time before the Bramabulls started to connect. C.Pisanelli and T.Karasek notched two very quick goals and all of a sudden the game went from-close to out of reach. N.Sbrarra then made matters worse with his second of the contest putting his club up 5-1 after two periods. The Chiefs did beat C.Muccino twice-from far but struggled to get him up close where they missed some golden opportunities. P.Santullo and K.Araujo combined with four points in the loss.

(1)Carnage vs Werewolves (11)

Werewolves prey on depleted line up

With a chance to get in the win column, the situation was presented to the Werewolves having to go up against a thinning line up. It took only eight minutes- from the opening draw to convince everyone that the end result was written on the wall. Three goals had gone it at that point. C.Siconolfi used his speed burning his way to four goals. Next in line were P.Stroubakis and A.Zarzour as each player scored twice. Carnage did get at least one by P.Turturici, who will wonder all week why he couldn't have stopped it to earn a shutout. A.Sonny was that player to solve the Werewolve net minder that came just after Carnage trailed 3-0.

(5)Mighty Drunks vs United Arms(4)

P.Chartier scores two third period goals as Mighty Drunks edge United Arms

Sometimes it's all about timing. P.Chartier was there when his team needed him the most posting two key goals to edge out a resilient hockey team. His tallies came three and a half minutes apart into the third period with the help of V.Mancini, who collected three helpers over the course of the match. This was a contest that could have easily gone the other way considering how well the United Arms have picked up their game. As long as they keep battling hard, most teams will learn how difficult the challenge will be. As for the Mighty Drunks, this result puts them back on track after sliding their last two games.

(6)Mohicans vs Raging Rhinos(5)

Mohicans bloom with late tally by M.Lachartie

A 3-0 lead after one period was almost not good enough for the Mohicans. Sometimes that kind of a cushion tends to make teams complacent or the Raging Rhinos were just that good to overcome the deficit. Whatever the reasons, the Mohicans capped off the night with the final word. The contest appeared to be headed for overtime up until M.Lachartie broke a high scoring 5-5 tie. His tally left just over a minute in the game which by that point the Mohicans simply played out the time. The win came with the help of two power play goals by S.Brisson and J.Surprenant  along with balanced scoring that involved six different players. The Raging Rhinos relied on their scoring-from J.Tzanetakos and J.Hlopasko as both players each scored twice. With this result, the Mohicans are the only team yet to taste defeat in a division of ten teams.

(7)SBS Trashers vs Ottarks(6)

J.Guerriero four goal binge hands Ottarks first loss of season

J.Guerriero had a memorable night despite having done what he did a few times already. His four goal output helped lead his club over a team that won't be losing too many games this season. And while he may deserve all the acolytes, his line mates J.Scalia and M.Panarello had plenty to do with his success. That trio clicked all game long making the Ottarks defence play on their heels unable to contain the pressure. The SBS Trashers looked like they were hungrier and wanted nothing more than to prove that they can defeat anyone on any given night. For now, they look hot and got it done without two key components.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes Joe Guerriero of the SBS Trashers. After using his wicked slap shots, the sniper blasted four goals along with a helper to hand the Ottarks their first loss of the season.

2017-10-11
F division

Wednesday October 11

(3)Hellfish vs Primetime(8)

Primetime offense blows up in high scoring win over Hellfish

Primetime's offense showed that it was in top gear, especially against a side that normally keeps their opponent in check. From the get go, the men in blue took the opening frame thanks to a late shorthanded goal by T.Shpindler that snapped a 1-1 tie. Then things continued to erupt as they notched three quick tallies to spread the game wide open. L.Haouzi used two power play goals and an even strength marker to collect another hat trick as part of a five point night. While the win will feel gratifying, the Hellfish can argue that many pieces were missing to their line up which clearly showed why they couldn't keep up.

(6)Bramabulls vs Armadillos(7) S.O

Bramabulls rally from- three goal deficit to force shootout

P.Koutsogiannopoulos netted the only goal in the shootout to lead the Armadillos over the Bramabulls. Down 3-0 after only ten minutes, the Bramabulls scored four in a row to grab a 4-3 lead heading into the third period. The final frame was just as wild as the previous two periods with the Armadillos edging out their opponent 3-2 thanks to a late tally-from their captain J.Kontitsis. With that goal, both sides played to a scoreless overtime leaving only the goaltenders to make the difference. And although G.Follano did his part stopping two of the three shooters, C.Stavriadis brought it a step further denying all three breakaway attempts by the Bramabulls. Despite the loss, the Bramabulls can only grab plenty of positives knowing that the Armadillos are most likely favourites to winning the division.

(6)Deadlast vs Les Raymonds(4)

Deadlast overcome slow start to earn win

Overcoming a sluggish start to the night, Deadlast battled back to eventually take the feud with Les Raymonds. It's never easy trailing 3-0 but Deadlast showed plenty of character knowing that the ammunition was there for the potential comeback. The turning point occurred in the second period where they rallied with three unanswered goals. Les Raymonds did level the game early in the third period but fell behind by the ten minutes mark when G.Demons broke the tie. K.Fiore added some insurance and was the only player to score twice for both teams. Its four games in and Deadlast have yet to concede a loss.

(0)RBK Knights vs Fat Cats(4)

Giancarlo Sangiovanni stops 25 shots in shutout over RBK Knights

The Fat Cats headed into the contest feeling pretty good and why not. Another win certainly helps as they now share an undefeated record with Deadlast in the F3 division. G.Sangiovanni denied 25 shots, J.Guerrero scored two goals and the Fat Cats now carry a perfect 3-0 record. What makes their record impressive so far is the amount of goals they gave up. They have allowed only three in as many games which is far better than any other team so far. The RBK Knights defended well over half the match but couldn't hold off long enough. The first goal only came as of the 9:30 mark of the second period courtesy of G.DeMarinis. Once that goal went in the Fat Cats knew they were on their way to victory.

(4)Horsemen vs Venom(4)

Venom offense freezes in loss to Horsemen

The Horsemen did plenty right in their double up win over Venom. They played with the lead and didn't concede a goal till the very late stages of the second period. And still it didn't matter as the Horsemen immediately regained a two goals cushion only 30 seconds into the final frame. Four different players found the back of the net that saw P.Sidhom credited the winner. Venom did eventually tally for a second time but that only came very late in the game. By then, M.Vinciguerra had done more than enough against a team that has plenty of fire power up front.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giancarlo Sangiovanni of the Fat Cats. The RBK Knights fired 25 shots towards the net minder who was sharper than a ginsu knife.

2017-10-09
4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 9

Breeze Panareeze overwhelm 1 Timer, remain undefeated

Usually, when a team prepares to play against a strong offensive tandem, you concentrate on stopping them as much as possible. The Breeze Panareeze figured if they neutralize P-A Surprenant and T.Daigneault that their night shouldn't be too difficult. And was exactly what happened as both players collectively got only one assist in their only two goals of the night. In both games, the Breeze Panareeze had no issues scoring with a few weapons on both lines. E.Brady notched two beauties and added a pair of helpers on P.Stroumbakis's two goals. The second contest was somewhat similar to the first one with the only difference that the 1 Timer were finally able to solve M.Dagenais. However, the damage had been done by that point with the score 4-0 after one period. This time, it was M.Barone and E.Girouard providing much of the offense as both players scored twice en route to a 5-2 win. The 1 Timer got their two tallies-from Y.Bernier and K.Gagne after going dry for three straight periods.

(0)1 Timer vs Breeze Panareeze (5)

(5) Breeze Panareeze vs 1 Timer(2)

G.DeMarinis & M.Minkiewicz prove to be a handful for Anonymous

G.DeMarinis looked more than ready to pick up where he left off last season. In his debut with the Dragons, the spark plug reminded his linemates how valuable he can be. The Dragons used a power play goal, an even strength goal, and finally a shorthanded marker all coming with the help of G.DeMarinis. The Dragons only went up comfortably as of the four minute mark of the second period where they doubled their lead. The Anonymous did have a chance to cut it in half after being awarded a power play opportunity but it only came back to hurt them when DeMarinis put the final dagger in a shorthanded situation. S.Morante did his part stopping all 13 shots he faced. The second contest wasn't as close with the Dragons opening the flood gates early on. Five goals had already gone in as of the six minute mark of the opening period. M.Minkiewicz riffled three in the short span of only three minutes and the Dragons knew the points were in the bank. Despite being down and out, the Anonymous did celebrate briefly when M.Dessources got his club on board for the first time this season. That tally spoiled S.Morante's perfect night between the pipes, who faced a total of over 20 shots in two games.

(0)Anonymous vs Dragons(3)

(6)Dragons vs Anonymous (1)

Nightmares out battle Punishers despite slow start to the night

The pace seemed to be going just fine for the Punishers after striking twice early on thanks to their captain J.Fidrilis. But as time went on,the tides slowly started to shift in favor of the Nightmares. P.Assadi, not only got his club on board but was responsible for setting up three different teammates. It took only three minutes for the Nightmares to bury three goals that ultimately decided the opening contest. When considering the way the first game ended, the second encounter came to no one's surprise the way things ended. The Punishers looked juiced out unable to back check and keep up with their men. When that happens against a talented team, nothing good comes out of it. The Nightmares capitalized twice in both frames that saw E.Allen score two out of the four goals. P.Assadi added three more points as did P.Santullo providing three helpers. The Punishers did have their fair share of shots and chances but couldn't solve O.Caillet at all, who stopped 18 straight shots to earn a shutout.

(5)Nightmares vs Punishers (3)

(0)Punishers vs Nightmares (4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Gino DeMarinis of the Dragons. In his season debut with the Dragons, the feisty forward was an absolute force collecting seven points.

2017-10-08
E Division

Sunday October 8

(0)Sportek vs Fatal Demons(6)

P.Santullo and S.Koulieris each score twice as Demons rout Sportek 6-0

With goal scoring not being an issue, the Fatal Demons also defended well to defeat Sportek on Sunday night. M.Trivisonno denied all 21 shots he faced to earn a shutout. The Fatal Demons didn't pull away up until the third period where they buried half of their goals. Captain P.Santullo and S.Koulieris showed their touch bagging two goals each while J.Bolanakis and E.Medrano scored as well. Both teams played with a depleted line up which favored the more experience side. The win improves the Fatal Demons to a 2-1 record and will hope to improve it by next week where they'll take on a familiar rival in Team Cuba.

(2)Wild Dogs vs Shockers(10)

Captain J.Blackman nets four in blowout win over Wild Dogs

After jump starting his night with the first goal of the game, J.Blackman polished it off striking for a fourth time by the eleven minute mark of the third period. The Shockers will continue to put up these kinds of numbers almost on a regular basis with so much fire power up front. Unless teams figure out a way on how tighten up, than this type of result is to be expected. TheW ild Dogs saw it firsthand playing on their heels for most of the night. They did however manage a pair of tallies by F.Nasser and C.Beaudin, but that was all they got by D.Bourque.

(7)Lynx vs Brew Crew(2)

Lynx starting to turn heads

Its only three games in and the division are starting to notice the Lynx. Anytime a team scores 20 goals and allows only four is simply because they have an all around game. Tonight, they shredded the Brew Crew, a team that normally doesn't concede too many for their stingy styled game .But in defense of the losing side, many of their key players were out of action just like the Lynx which made the playing field fair for the two teams. The win came with the help of their captain J.Lang and D.Zabitsky as both players each scored twice. S.Catalano was also a factor denying every Brew Crew player except for S.Lodico that beat him on both occasions. Now that things are looking good, the Lynx will face their ultimate challenge next week against the Shockers. If both sides have all their players, than the winner can feel confident that they are the front runners heading into the post season down the line.

(7)Team Cuba vs Les Immigrant(4)

Unlikely hero provides offense for Team Cuba

On most occasions goals tend to come-from your forwards, especially with some of the players Team Cuba have to their lineup. But not in tonight's case as one particular defenseman led all players in the goal scoring department. D.Ramada had a memorable night posting a hat trick that included a very key tally that came in the dying moments of the second period. By then, Les Immigrant were up 4-3 up until Ramada beat the buzzer to level the match. For two straight periods, Les Immigrants played a spectacular game with their nonstop for checking and excellent hard work. Unfortunately, they couldn't hold off long enough as Team Cuba ignited three unanswered markers by the third to pull it off. It wasn't their most convincing win but a result nevertheless.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Ramada of Team Cuba. His three blistering slap shots helped his club get over some difficult moments versus les Immigrant.

2017-10-06
Masters 35+ division

Friday October 6

(6)National vs HBHA Seniors(4)

National resilient effort leads to satisfying win

A huge third period propelled National to overtake the match and collect a satisfying win over the HBHA Seniors. M.Pinheiro, R.Morne and F.Metellus provided much of the offense as all three players combined for twelve point's .Apart- from the opening frame where the HBHA Seniors stormed off to a 2-0 lead, the rest of the match took a different turn with National dictating the pace. The Trailing side notched three quick goals by the second and carried their boost of energy into the third where they simply out-competed the recent champs. P.Koutsogiannopoulos did his part posting two goals and a helper but it wasn't enough for J.Kontitsis and the rest of his troops. This comes as a second straight loss for the HBHA Seniors, who will consider as a massive slump.

(3)Devil Dawgz vs Stones(4)

Stones edge out slumping Devil Dawgz

The Stones secured another win on Friday night by handing the Devil Dawgz their third straight loss of the season. They did it by responding in a very big way by the second period where they struck three times to overtake the match. After picking up that kind of pace, there wasn't much the Devil Dawgz could have done, especially the way the Stones like to defend. C.Muccino was relied on and made his presence felt stopping close to 257 shots. Four different players found the back of the net for the Stones. T.Settino got credited the winner after netting a late second period tally.

(6)Bijoux vs Blacksox(3)

Bijoux defy odds in double up win over Blacksox

With only six players dressed, Bijoux did the improbable on Friday night. The Blacksox knew this going in and wanted nothing more than to grab the first goal of the game. Instead, it was the reverse that happened. Bijoux struck twice by the eleven minute mark of the opening frame and were able to formulate a simple game plan-from that point on. When you have a highly skilled player between the pipes such as J.Beaudry, you know your chances are good for holding on. Bijoux kept the Blacksox to the outside knowing that their net minder would stop anything from a non threatening area. Still, the Blacksox had to get back into the game somehow and did so by taking their chances by the third. Unfortunately, that necessary risk turned into a bunch of turnarounds where Bijoux responded with four goals. M.Grilo, D.Dire and A.Tremblay each scored twice for Bijoux, who presently sit in first place with a perfect 2-0 start to the season.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. The captain played possessed in his club's wild 6-4 win over the HBHA Seniors. He earns the player of the night after posting a hat trick that included a late tie breaking goal.

2017-10-05
E Division

Thursday October 5

(7)SBS Trashers vs Mighty Drunks(3)

SBS Trashers end scoring drought in thumping win over Mighty Drunks

After being limited to only one goal in two games, the SBS Trashers responded in a big way. P.Hodhod dressed for the first time this season and reminded all his teammates how vital he is on the court. The solid d-man produced two goals sharing his goal scoring output with Joseph Scalia, who had tallied the SBS Trashers lone marker in two games. The key was a quick and solid start to the night. The SBS Trashers stormed out of the gate building a 3-0 lead after only one period. Both sides then traded a pair of second period tallies right before the Trashers took the final frame with a shorthanded marker and a power play goal.The win came without their captain E.Panzera, who stood behind the bench making key coaching decisions .R.Pampena earned the win in net facing just over 20 shots.

(7)Raging Rhinos vs Werewolves(5)

Rhinos erupt with four third period goals to roll past Werewolves

After trailing 4-3 heading into the third period, the Raging Rhinos offence came to life striking four times in less than five minutes. The Werewolves had no idea what hit them and were stunned with the fact of trailing by three goals out of nowhere. The Raging Rhinos came out with sheer determination and never let go of the gas pedal before calming things down by the six minute mark. Y.Leroux cut the lead by two for the Werewolves with his fourth point of the night after giving a perfect pass to C.Siconolfi. It's a frustrating loss for a team that normally doesn't collapse in that kind of fashion. For now, they'll just look at it as an early regular season defeat with still plenty of hockey left over.

(7)Chiefs vs Ottarks(9)

Ottarks pull away despite bad third period

At no point the Ottarks were itching to take a breather. Up until they notched their seventh goal, this contest was totally one sided. The Chiefs were completely outmatched trailing 7-2 with still a period of potential misery. However, things didn't end so badly in the end with the Chiefs doing most of their damage by the third period. Led by their captain, E.Gabrielli scored once in every frame for the Ottarks to lead all teammates in the goal scoring department with a hat trick. F.Remon and D.Guarnieri may have met each other for the first time and looked like two players playing together for their entire career combining for twelve points. As for the Chiefs, P.Santullo continues to roll as the captain buried three goals as part of a five point night.

(6)Bramabulls vs United Arms(2)

United Arms hang in there for two periods before sliding in third

Although this came as a loss, the United Arms did considerably well after last week's performance. Tonight, they brought the Bramabulls to almost the very end of the game before anything was settled. Both sides battled to a 2-2 draw after two periods leaving only fifteen minutes to decide the outcome. M.Maggiore didn't wait too long to break the tie posting an early third period goal. Still, the United Arms didn't go down that easy keeping the game very close up until the mid way point of the frame where the Bramabulls struck twice in only 35 seconds. M.Diaco was then able to put all doubts to rest for his club by bagging the games last two markers. A.Keuhnelian and Y.Ohanessian were the only two players to get the better of C.Muccino, who faced 20 shots to earn the win between the pipes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Enzo Gabrielli of the Ottarks. The captain was really on top of his game collecting six points that included a hat trick vs the Chiefs.

Monday October 9

(2)Carnage vs Mohicans(12)

Depleted Carnage blown out by Mohicans

There wasn't much that can be said about this game except for the obvious. Carnage had only one sub against an army of youth and paid a heavy price in the end. The Mohicans were all about business getting every player involved in one way or another. The match was pretty much over after one period with the Mohicans up 6-2. X.Aubin, K.Gobat, F.Labrecque and their captain A.Daher each scored twice. Carnage got their only two goals by J.Madonis and J.DeMarco as the only players to solve S.Lachapalle. It may be only two games in but the Mohicans are looking good and hoping for a promising season with a 2-0 record so far.

2017-10-04
F division

Wednesday October 4

(5)Fat Cats vs Lumberjacks(3)

F.Gentile scores hat trick, Fat Cats use timely power play goals to beat Lumberjacks

 F.Gentile scored three goals as of the second period and the Fat Cats used two power play markers to hold on to a 5-3 win over the Lumberjacks. It looked like a defensive battle at first, with no one able to get on board in the opening frame .But that changed by the three minute mark of the second period where F.Gentile notched back to back tallies in just over four minutes. The Lumberjacks responded late in the frame thanks to a goal by P.Younes that cut the lead in half. However, the third period sided with the Fat Cats once more despite E.Salhany tying the game early on for the Lumberjacks. M.Elfassy immediately struck twice and F.Gentile was able to complete his hat trick moments later to secure the win for the Fat Cats.

(6)Les Agents Libre vs Venom(5) O.T

T.Oliveira ties it late and wins it in overtime

T.Oliveira scored two timely goals to lift his club past Venom on Wednesday night. With the game winding down, Oliveira benefited- from a late power play opportunity to level the game at five goals apiece. If that wasn't clutch enough to salvage the game, T.Oliveira brought it a step further, this time winning it just over a minute into the sudden death frame where he collected his fourth point of the night. Les Agents Libre defeated a team with plenty of fire power up front. Although it didn't come easy, the end result was still there which will only make them better over the course of the season. B.Bentivegna chipped in with a pair while R.Estrela helped set up three different teammates.

(8)Primetime vs Les Raymonds(4)

Primetime rally with four third period goals to double up Les Raymonds

It wasn't always pretty but Primetime found a way to take care of business vs Les Raymonds. This match looked like it should have been close the way the first period ended with both sides playing to a 2-2 tie. Then, in the span of only five minutes, Les Raymonds struck twice and appeared to be in total control grabbing a 4-2 lead. Unfortunately and for whatever reason, things went completely downhill-from that point on. Primetime slowly crawled back into the game bagging two goals before the period ended. That left the contest up for grabs which remained tilted to only one side. D.Zabitsky had just evened the score late in the second period and was the first player to strike by the third giving Primetime a 5-4 lead. It was by then that Les Raymonds couldn't keep up anymore giving up three more markers .Zabitsky used a power play marker to complete his hat trick while T.Sourios capped off the night with a late power play marker in an impressive five point night.

(6)Horsemen vs Bramabulls(4)

Bramabulls allow six straight goals after grabbing 3-0 lead

After falling behind 3-0, the Horsemen went ahead in wild style and stayed ahead. The madness began late in the opening frame when P.Sidhom finally got the Horsemen on board. M.Kardum had tied the game right after his captain V.Pandza cut the lead by one with both goals coming early in the second period. Then, for the first time in the match, the Horsemen finally got their lead courtesy of P.Sidhom's second of the contest. That was just the beginning of a third period rampage where C.Doulis and T.Mader each tallied to complete a remarkable comeback. The Bramabulls may have had a good start but ended off the night with a bitter taste in their mouth. For the line-up they have, giving up six straight goals is something that A.DiPerna shouldn't accept and needs to address to his teammates for the meltdown.

(3)Hellfish vs Deadlast(4)

Deadlast race out to early lead, hang on for close win

It's a good thing that Deadlast jumped off to a 3-0 lead after only six minutes into the game. Unless it was in their game plan to just hang back and hope to kill the clock, than they did what they needed to do because if not, the Hellfish were breathing down their necks for nearly the entire game .Both sides didn't rely on any heroes on this night as no one was able to score more than once. The Hellfish battled extremely hard to bounce back into the match and did so late in the second period where S.Monnet and M.Kardum each scored to pull their team within one. Leaving still fifteen minutes of play on the clock, the third period went on a dry scoring spell. Deadlast didn't mind it so much as they simply played to protect their lead and did a fine job of it largely due to A.Kakivelis's splendid goaltending.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyson Oliveira of Les Agents Libre. The skilled forward rescued his club by using a late power play goal to force the game into overtime where he wasn't done yet by posting the winner as well.

2017-10-02
4 vs 4 Division

Monday October 2

After strong start, Punishers run out of gas in second game

The Punishers knew they needed a good start to the night with their depleted line up to begin the season. With the help of A.Sarigianni's two first period goals, the Punishers had the luxury to play with the lead. Sarigiannis wasn't done yet picking up two more tallies to finish with a five point game. J.Fidrilis opened the scoring and added his second late in the contest as the captain collected three points. The Punishers accomplished what they needed to do but could they have repeated that same kind of effort in the second match. Unfortunately it just wasn't the case as the 1 Timer returned the favor .P-A Surprenant woke up-from the dead making a huge impact for the 1 Timer. The sniper bagged five out of clubs seven goals making the contest very difficult for the Punishers defense and net minder. With that kind of offensive explosiveness', the 1 Time will heavily rely on their big gun to produce on a regular basis.

(7)Punishers vs 1 Timer(3)

(7)1 Timer vs Punishers(2)

Nightmares sound ball control leads to a pair of decisive wins

During most of the two mini games, the Nightmares strategy was to involve the defense as much as possible, often creating odd man rushes and scoring opportunities. And when the Anonymous gained control of the ball, all four players came back and played sound defensive hockey. This meant a lot of commitment with and without the ball for the Nightmares. Both games resulted in the same lopsided score ending the night a little earlier than usual. With so much fire power, P.Santullo and S.Sicuso each scored twice in the opening contest. The second game saw P.Santullo add two more tallies as the only player to score twice of the seven goals.It's not like the Anonymous didn't get their fair share of chances. Another problem for them was going up against O.Caillet, who stubbornly denied every single shot his way to earn back to back shutouts.

(7)Nightmares vs Anonymous(0)

(0)Anonymous vs Nightmares(7)

Breeze Panarezze gel just fine in season opener

It's always the case when you play with a short bench, hang back and wait for your chances. The Dragons did that very well in the opening contest battling to a 1-1 tie after one period. But how long can one team hang on ? Slowly but surely, the Breeze Panarezze found their openings and made sure to find the back of the net.A.Lanni snapped the tie and widened the margin six minutes later to give his side some breathing room. The last goal of that contest came shortly after when E.Girouard also buried his second of the game. Knowing that the Dragons would apply a similar game plan in the second game, the Breeze Panarezze took nothing for granted making sure to get a better start. It took only three minutes for S.Robineault and S.Govas to get on board which forced the Firebreathers to play catch up the rest of the night. Despite trailing by a pair, D.Gagnon did give some shred of hope pulling his team within one but the time just want there for the equalizer. The good news for the Firebreathers was that they put up a good challenge without some very key pieces. As for the Breeze Panarezze, the chemistry seems to be there for some players playing together for the first time.

(1)Dragons vs Breeze Panarezze(4)

(3)Breeze Panarezze vs Dragons(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet of the Nightmares. Earning back to back shutouts in two consecutive games in this format is extremely hard to do but Caillet defied all odds to merit the player of the night.

2017-10-01
E Division

Sunday October 1

(6)Lynx vs Fatal Demons(1)

Lynx give Fatal Demons rude awakening

The Fatal Demons felt like spectators rather than hockey players in their lopsided loss to the Lynx. Rather than competing and making things difficult on the new squad, they just couldn't keep up hard enough in the end. The Lynx demonstrated some good hockey by constantly moving around with a highly active defense. With that, the goals came as they struck twice in every frame. D.Zabitsky and J.Mason had multi goal performances as both players combined for seven points. After receiving 24 shots, S.Catalano denied all but one orange ball that came off the blade of S.Koulieris .It's not often that the Fatal Demons lose in this type of fashion which can only suggest that the Lynx are a real force to be reckoned with this season.

(10)Shockers vs Les Immigrant(0)

Shockers topple Les Immigrant in landslide

There wasn't much Les Immigrant could have done on this night. The Shockers were simply quicker and used their deep skill to outmatch their opponent. Surely enough, T.Salberg would get his name noticed on the score sheet. The natural sniper struck three times along with his teammate J.Blunt, who bagged his clubs last three goals of the game. Blunt scored once shorthanded before capping off the contest with a power play marker. Les Immigrant did attempt some shots on net but were unable to solve D.Bourque at any time.

(1)Wild Dogs vs Fatal Demons(8)

Fatal Demons redeem themselves vs Wild Dogs

With a chance to bounce back and salvage their night, the Fatal Demons had a much better performance vs the Wild Dogs. This time, they made sure to put out a better effort despite going down very early in the game. That early deficit proved to be the only tally that M.Trivisonno would give up. The rest of the match belonged only to the Fatal Demons as they replied with massive force sparking eight straight markers. It was the captain that led the way. P.Santullo got the wheels rolling igniting two first period goals to grab the lead by the end of the frame. Then, the snow ball effect was in motion as the balls just kept going in. C.Fragkiudakis didn't score but helped set up five tallies that included a pair-from A.Jalilvand.

(10)Team Cuba vs Sportek(4)

E.Girouard rips four in Team Cuba's season opener

E.Girouard continues to be a scoring machine after posting four goals to propel Team Cuba past Sportek on Sunday night. The veteran riffled three of his goals-from mid court that managed its way through M.Chamoun. This contest was very close for half the game until Team Cuba pulled away sparking three second period tallies in less than five minutes. In addition to Girouard's offensive output, K.Kersaint joined the club as well striking three times for his hat trick. Sportek entered the night without some key pieces which would have made for an overall better game. P.Delli Colli generated half of Sportek's offense with two perfect shots-from the point.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of Team Cuba. His potent slap shots found its way four times as part of a six point performance.

2017-09-29
Masters 35+ division

Friday September 29

(2)Devil Dawgz vs Bijoux(6)

Bijoux storm by Devil Dawgz for 6-2 win

Bijoux had an encouraging start to their season on Friday night. In every single frame, they outscored the Devil Dawgz showing that they can be a potential force in this division. A.Tremblay notched Bijoux's first two goals of the season followed with balanced scoring-from four different players. The Devil Dawgz had something going when G.Berberyan and A.Moniz struck only a minute apart but that was all the scoring they managed throughout the contest. One area that Bijoux will be solid in is their goaltending. Teams will quickly find out that J.Beaudry won't let too many easy ones go in. Tonight, he withstood 25 shots and will surely remain consistent throughout the entire season.

(4)National vs Black Sox(5)

National seek therapy after devastating collapse

P.Ouellette must have not expected what happened to him in the dying moments of this contest. With the game deadlocked at four goals apiece, N.Macrozonaris took a chance by shooting the ball-from his own end in hopes of some miracle play .And with only ten seconds left on the clock, that rocket somehow found its way through P.Ouellette .Luckily for National this was just a regular season game which should heal their wounds soon enough after enduring a devastating loss. But for the Black Sox, winning in this type of fashion, especially generating four out of their five goals in the third period alone will only give them confidence moving forward. B.Pereira, who takes charge of the Black Sox and N.Macrozonaris will be no strangers to finding the back of the net as both snipers each scored twice in the win.

(3)Hawks vs HBHA Seniors(0)

E.Colella's nets natural hat trick in third period, P.Assadi's shutout leads Hawks over rival

With both teams unable to get any scoring done for two straight periods, E.Colella took control of the game striking three times in the span of only five minutes. The sharp shooter used three blistering slap shots to get the better of D.Truong, who was stellar up until that point. This match saw both sides grind it out as though it was a playoff game, and that's simply because of some recent memories due to the fact of meeting in the final for consecutive seasons. The Hawks wanted nothing more than to defeat their rival regardless what's at stake .For now, the battle was won but the war will continue on. P.Assadi was also major reason why this resulted ended the way it did. The net minder battled every shot his way and denied 26 attempts towards him to shutout a club that normally scores at will.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to E.Colella of the Hawks. In the span of only five minutes, E.Colella was the only player to score in this contest with three cannons.

2017-09-28
E Division

Thursday September 28

(6)Mighty Drunks vs Mohicans(7)

Mighty Drunks comeback falls short to Mohicans

The Mighty Drunks stormed back posting four third period goals, two coming in a shorthanded situation by A.Jalilvand only to fall short. The Mohicans opened up the game by the second period where they came out hard finding the back of the net four times with balanced scoring. N.Gilbert was the only multi goal scorer for his club while S.Barbe may have posted the most important tally for the game winner. This was the first game of the season for the Mohicans, who will look to be tough to beat with their deep line up and young quick forwards.

(3)Carnage vs Raging Rhinos(6)

Three players score twice as Raging Rhinos double up Carnage

With three players on two goals each, the Raging Rhinos got more than enough offence required on this night. D.Ramada , S.Pilon and S.Labrecque got the better of B.Madonis, but got help-from A.Papazian setting up four of the six goals. At no point did the Raging Rhinos feel any sense of urgency. They built a 3-0 lead by the ten minute mark of the opening period and allowed their last two tallies fairly late in the game. B.Verducci wasn't able to keep C.Kalogeropoulos off the score sheet in time as the skilled forward beat him twice. With this result, Carnage falls to a 0-2 record while the Raging Rhinos will be gunning for many more wins to come.

(0)SBS Trashers vs Bramabulls(2)

Two late goals give Bramabulls edge over SBS Trashers

The Bramabulls scored twice in the final four minutes to beat the SBS Trashers 2-0 on Thursday night. Forward C.Palermo broke the deadlock at the eleven minute mark of the final frame, and then two minutes later, D.Verta made sure of the victory beating R.Pampena once more. It's not like the SBS Trashers didn't have their chances attempting 22 shots towards C.Muccino. Unfortunately, the ball just doesn't seem to want to go in. This is their second consecutive game having scored only one tally so far. Knowing that this contest could have gone either way against a very good hockey team, the SBS Trashers won't concern themselves too much with the season still very young.

(5)Ottarks vs Werewolves(1)

Strong second half guides Ottarks past Werewolves

D.Guarnieri  and L.Dulcetta ,two of the Ottarks key pieces, didn't and wont take any nights off this season. The two will be a threat all season long and tonight was just an example of how dangerous they can be. Both players each scored twice while R.Zariello scored another for his third goal of the season. Despite the end result, the Werewolves hung in their having played with a very limited line up. A.Zarzour did his part making sure that S.Morante couldn't collect his shutout as the net minder denied 18 of 19 shots his way. The Ottarks just collected their second win in as many games defeating two very solid hockey teams.

(11)Chiefs vs United Arms(1)

Experience Chiefs score lopsided win over United Arms

Considering the age gap along with the amount of minutes played- from one team to the other ,the United Arms will only learn and get better in due time. However, in the case of tonight's game, there wasn't much the newly added squad could have done. The Chiefs patiently waited for some mistakes to occur and made sure to pounce on every opportunity that turned into goal after goal. All there tallies went in as of the first two periods ending the night earlier than expected. M.Chenier led all players netting a hat trick while P.Santullo and S.Koulieris each scored twice. The United Arms did manage the first goal very early in the game when H.Jerjian ripped a bullet-from centre court that completely fooled R.Ranieri.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carmen Muccino of the Bramaulls. After facing 22 shots versus the SBS Trashers, the veteran net minder never onced flinched to earn a well deserved shutout.

2017-09-27
F division

Wednesday September 27

(3)Lumberjacks vs RBK Knights(4)

RBK Knights rides four second period goals in 4-3 triumph over Lumberjacks

The RBK Knights used four second period goals on Wednesday night to edge out the Lumberjacks in a close 4-3 win. The four goal outburst overturned a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 lead heading into the final frame. V.Mancini and S.Katerelos each scored power play goals while C.Durante and P.Santullo notched the other tallies for the win. The Lumberjacks had the better start and a good finish sparking the only third period goal only to fall short. R.Sabat, P.Kawkab and D.Debs were the three players that got the better of S.Sauk, who faced 27 shots to earn the win in net.

(7)Venom vs Bramabulls(5)

B.Deslauriers's hat trick lifts Venom over Bramabulls

B.Deslauriers and Venom certainly looked ready in their season debut versus the Bramabulls on Wednesday night. Despite being out of action for a while, the Venom sniper showed no signs of rust collecting five points that included three goals .Most of the damage occurred by the second frame, with Venom igniting five times to carry a 7-2 lead into the final fifteen minutes of play. J.Courteau was also productive bagging two tallies while M.Trivisonno was rock solid facing close to 30 shots. The Bramabulls failed to take advantage of a side with only two changes.

(6)Armadillos vs Les Agents Libre(3)

Ugly second period sinks Agents Libre in 6-3 loss to Armadillos

Things seemed to be going fairly well for Les Agents Libre through the first period carrying a 2-1 lead. They played well defensively having limited the Armadillos to only one goal. But that only lasted so long as things completely shifted by the second frame. The Armadillos got their act together and took over the match as of the mid way point of the contest. From-there, G.Bouchard scored his first of two while setting up P.Scotti for the go ahead marker. P.Lapointe also riffled a pair to help give his club a second win in as many games. As for Les Agents Libre, two out of their three goals came with the man advantage courtesy of T.Oliveira and J.Tortorici.

(4)Primtetime vs Deadlast(5) O.T

P.Elizardo sums up what was wild third period for Deadlast

For two straight periods, Deadlast weren't able to figure out what was going on with their game. Unable to solve A.Qureshi , the net minder kept frustrating his opponents making save after save enabling his club to play with a 2-0 lead after two periods. Then, with only fifteen minute to go, a see saw effect was in motion. Deadlast finally cracked the barrier netting two quick goals. However, that didn't stop L.Haouzi and N.Pacheco from-responding to put Primetime back in the driver's seat. Still, Deadlast wasn't done yet despite being down with a pair. In a short span of only 60 seconds, B.Markis and G.Demos each scored to stretch the contest into overtime. At that point, Deadlast felt that the game was theirs with the momentum that they were carrying. It took only 90 seconds for P.Elizardo to cap off what was a wild finish posting his second of the night.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Brian Deslauriers of Venom. The power forward didn't miss a beat accumulating five points that included three goals for his hat trick vs the Bramabulls.

2017-09-24
E Division

Sunday September 24

(8)Sportek vs Les Immigrant(4)

Off season changes pays off for Sportek

Sometimes a little tweak here and there is all it takes to make an entire difference, at least in this particular case. Sportek's new additions helped complement their existing core, and in doing so, they toppled Les Immigrant with an 8-4 victory. C.Flikas and M.Dubicki did half of the scoring netting two goals each. Les Immigrant didn't have their best start giving up four first period goals but adjusted after the frame was over. M.Chamoun faced 19 shots to collect an early season win while A.Zardarian had a very busy night receiving 30 shots.

(4)Shockers vs Brew Crew(3) O.T

J.Collins sends rocket- from point in 4-3 OT win over Brew Crew

With a four minute power play heading into overtime, it was inevitable that the Shockers would find a way to score, especially with four minutes to get it done in a 4 on 3 situation. But it was the unlikely hero of the four players that were on to muster the credit. J.Collins, out of nowhere sent a missile that was undetectable by any radar gun that got the better of C.Muccino. This early season battle had the vibe of a playoff game. Both teams played very intense which resulted in a few trips to the penalty box. The Shockers looked to be the better club early on grabbing a 3-1 lead but couldn't keep the Brew Crew off long enough. R.Campopiano riffled a late third period goal that sent this game into extra time where the Shockers made sure to capitalize with their 4 on 3 power play opportunity.

(7)Lynx vs Wild Dogs(1)

P.Stroubakis, captain J.Lang score hat tricks as Lynx routs Wild Dogs 7-1

It didn't take long for the Lynx to break the game wide open. By the time the first period ended, this contest was over and done with. The Lynx stormed out of the gate notching five first period tallies sending an early season message that there would be more to come. However, things did slow down at that point but it didn't really matter too much for the Lynx since everything was under control. The Wild Dogs limited scoring saw only their captain A.Addante get the better of S.Catalano, who stopped 19 of 20 shots to earn the win in net. Most of the scoring was done by only two players on this night. Led by their captain J.Lang and P.Stroubakis,both players showed off their skills by bagging three goals each.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremy Lang of the Lynx. The captain led by example on the court producing five points that included a hat trick.

2017-09-22
Masters 35+ division

Friday September 22

(3)National vs Hawks(4)

Hawks survive third period push by National

There's no denying that the National best efforts were in full force on Friday night. Unfortunately, they just ran into a stingy defence and solid goaltending by P.Assadi that resulted in a very close loss. The Hawks capitalised on their chances thanks to a pair of goals by A.Zarzour, and made it a priority to play a suffocating man on man game. For the large part, National controlled much of the play but found themselves kept to the outside. P.Assadi had his night cut out for him, forced to be very alert having faced nearly 30 shots to earn his first win in net. While the Hawks will take this one as a moral victory, the National know that they'll be just fine if they play the same way all season long.

(3)Devil Dawgz vs HBHA Seniors(6)

HBHA Seniors start season with aim to defend title

With a couple of changes to their line up, the HBHA Seniors will look to do more noise in the Masters division. The addition of P.Koutsogiannopoulos just made matters worse for the opposition as the skilled forward wasted no time making his mark. Out of their six goals, the lethal forward collected five points that included a hat trick. T.Baltzis contributed as well with a pair while P.Karigiannis notched the other tally. Despite the loss, the Devil Dawgz didn't make things easy on themselves when considering playing with only three changes. A.Jalilvand ,A.Guillaume and P.Paikopoulos each scored for the Devil Dawgz, who will look to build on their current roster.

(5)Stones vs Blacksox(3)

Stones score 4 unanswered goals to down Blacksox

It took some time but the Stones eventually found their way to pull away-from the Blacksox. Both sides kept it close for the large part trading some decent chances. The Stones trailed 2-1 and used a solid finish to the second period to grab a 3-2 lead. Still, the Blacksox weren't out of it until they gave up two very quick goals that ultimately put the game to rest. E.Allen struck for his second that held up for the winner .The Blacksox, considering that some of their players were out of action for a while, showed that they could still compete and make things difficult for any opponent. It's just a question of time before they shake off some rust.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Koutsogiannopoulos of the HBHA Seniors. In his first game of the Masters division, Koutsogiannopoulos added to an already solid core collecting three goals and a pair of helpers.

2017-09-21
E Division

Thursday September 21

(1)SBS Trashers vs Chiefs(5)

Chiefs take out the trash in season opener

It was just one of those nights that everything went right for one team and everything wrong for the other. The Chiefs couldn't have played a better game starting with their brilliant goaltending in S.Pare stretching out to their smart defensive game along with the forwards capitalizing when the opportunities were given. P.Santullo wasted no time collecting a ton of points as the forward participated in all five goals that included a pair of tallies. S.Koulieris scored twice as well while P.Roy for a rare time was able to find the back of the net with a blistering slap shot-from the point. The SBS Trashers struggled to score but did generate some crazy chances only to hit a brick wall. S.Pare faced 30 shots allowing only one goal that came off a base ball swing-from Joseph Scalia. That was the best the SBS Trashers centre men did on this night since he had to deal with a pair of annoying centre's checking him all game long.

(6)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks(7)

Mighty Drunks sober up in later stages of game for comeback victory

What looked like the effect of a hangover for half the game, the Mighty Drunks got their act together down the line to steal the match-from Carnage. For whatever reason, Carnage was able to score all their six goals just shy of the mid way point of the game only to hit a dry spell the rest of the way .But it's one thing not to produce and another to give up a pack of tallies. Either Carnage just fell apart or the Mighty Drunks changed something in their game that shifted this contest in the opposite direction. In the end, the Mighty Drunks had the final say with a complete take over by the final frame. K.Otis helped mount the comeback with his second of the night followed with G.Khaznadjian`s equalizer and P.Chartier`s go ahead marker. After a shaky start to the night, S.Sauk shook off some rust denying every shot for half the match.

(5)Ottarks vs Bramabulls(2)

Basic hockey gears Ottarks past Bulls

When looking at the rosters of both teams, it's nearly impossible to figure out the outcome as both sides appear to be evenly matched. But the Ottarks didn't make it seem that way as they out smarted the Bramabulls on this particular night .By keeping it simple, all the elements were in motion for the Ottarks. The Bramabulls played an aggressive game by pushing the pace but kept getting in trouble every time as the Ottarks patiently waited for their chances. L.Dulcetta and R.Zarriello each scored twice while D.Guarnieri buried the other. With goaltending also being so important in these types of games, S.Morante was sharper than his counterpart making the necessary stops to earn the win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pat Santullo of the Chiefs. Not bad for a player with two left feet as his five points was vital for a 5-1 win over the SBS Trashers.

2017-09-20
F division

Thursday September 20

(4)Deadlast vs Lumberjacks(3)

Y.Gazura's power play goal snaps third period tie

Y.Gazura scored the go ahead power play goal early in the third period and Deadlast escaped with a hard fought nail biter versus the Lumberjacks. Deadlast got goals- from four different players including a pair of helpers by A.Jalilvand to help the reigning champs get off to a good start. The Lumberjacks, despite the loss came out to play winning lots of loose battles that resulted in three goals. The only difference in this contest occurred in the final frame where Deadlast capitalized with their five man unit. J.Sanoudakis tightened up stopping every shot his way and earned a 26 shot victory over his counterpart J.Shisha, who was also solid facing 30 shots.

(6)Bramabulls vs Les Agents Libre(2)

Agents Libre fall victim to championship hangover

Les Agents Libre tried every tactic possible to avoid a championship hangover, but it didn't work on this opening night vs the Bramabulls. The night was spoiled early and matters only got worst as the game went on. The Bramabulls ignited three second period goals eventually closing out what was a determined one sided affair. T.Karasek led all players with three goals while his captain A.DiPerna and D.Verta collected three assists each. G.Follano faced 26 shots and only allowed his first of two goals by the mid way point of the game. It may not have been the start they wanted but Les Agents Libre aren't too concerned as this sometimes happens to teams coming off recent success.

(6)Hellfish vs RBK Knights(3)

Hellfish pull away by third in double up win over RK Knights

In the matter of only 45 seconds, the Hellfish were able to breathe a little easier as two quick goals put the match to rest. S.Monnet and J.Roblin got the Hellfish out of the jam and the RBK Knights knew they were done for the night. Despite the loss, the RBK Knights faired pretty well with a bunch of players playing together for the very first time. J.Roblin was the only player to score twice that included the winner as of the mid way point of the contest. The Hellfish also came off a championship run and showed no signs of rust in their season debut.

(4)Horsemen vs Armadillos(8)

Armadillos use big first period to down Horsemen

It took the Armadillos eight minutes-from the opening draw to turn a scoreless tie into a 3-0 lead. The first period scoring outburst was the insurance that the Armadillos needed en route to a high scoring 8-4 win. Apart- from a devastating start, the Horsemen eventually picked up their game and were able to keep pace with the Armadillos .Both sides battled in the second period trading three goals apiece which didn't bother the Armadillos since they were still up comfortably headed into the third period. P.Scotti struck three times for the hat trick while his captain J.Kontitsis and D.Andrade provided a pair of goals each.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Thomas Karasek of the Bramabulls. His three goals helped lift the Bramabulls to a deciding 6-2 win over Les Agents Libre.

2017-09-10
Shockers winners of E Sunday division

Sunday September 10(Finals)

(6)Shockers vs Team Cuba(5) Game 1

Team Cuba fall short after wild third period comeback

Down 5-2 in the third period, Team Cuba clawed back into the game to force a frantic finish. But with barely two minutes remaining, C.Debonis did what he does best, and that is to use a fierce wrist shot that beat C.Stavriadis low side. That tally snapped a late 5-5 tie that gave the Shockers a 1-0 series lead. C.Debonis peppered Stavriadis with plenty of shots throughout the match resulting in three goals for the sniper. Despite the tough loss, Team Cuba did manage to end on a decent note knowing that they can keep up with a younger and quicker side. That vote of confidence set the tone for what was potential payback in game two.

(5)Team Cuba vs Shockers(4) Game 2

Team Cuba storm back to even series

Team Cuba used another big third period, but this time closed it off with a close 5-4 win to stave off elimination. E.Girouard notched his second while S.Robineault and F.Bchara each tallied to hang on to the nail biter. The Shockers dictated much of the pace in the second frame with the help of M.Blackman, who scored twice as part of a three goal performance. Unable to keep that momentum going, the Shockers weren’t able to close off the deal. Instead, they were stuck having to play one more game that could have gone in either direction, especially with only 15 minutes to decide things.

(4)Shockers vs Team Cuba(1) Game 3

Shockers turn the tides to celebrate E Sunday division championship

C.Debonis scored two goals, one of them that levelled the game at one goal apiece while D.Bourque made some clutch saves as the Shockers prevailed to take the E Sunday title in a tense game three final. The Shockers fell behind 1-0 but eventually turned the deficit into a lead. It was the captain J.Blackman’s goal making it 3-1 that ultimately put a dagger in the series. C.Debonis later added an empty net marker and Team Cuba just let the time run out. Both teams were gripped with excitement before the series began which in the end made for a great final. With the first two games decided by only one goal, game three was up for the taking. But in the end, the resilient of an up and coming team got the better of some aging legs. As much as Team Cuba formulated a game plan to contain certain players such as C.DeBonis, T.Salberg and M.Blackman, the Shockers still found a way to create their own chances and produce enough to get by. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Julien Blackman and the rest of the Shockers for capturing the E Sunday division championship.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Debonis. In both games one and three, the sharp shooter used timely goals that ultimately made the difference in the series.

2017-09-07
Deadlast winners of E1 Thursday division

Thursday September 7(E1 Finals)

(1)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(7) Game 1

Deadlast pounce on Bramabulls to move one step closer to glory

Captain C.Zafiropoulos wanted his team to attack his opponent with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. And while this contest was fairly close for the most part, the third period was where the flood gates opened for Deadlast. Five out of their seven goals came in that final frame alone. G.Lallis’s early shorthand tally may have gone done as the goal that demoralised the Bramabulls. Rather than cutting the lead in half on a power play chance, the Bramabulls saw their hole dug deeper trailing 3-0.For the remainder of the that frame, Deadlast overwhelmed the Bramabulls with wave after wave of pressure, the kind that became the clubs trademark during its sprint to another successful post season. Although this was only game one of the final, Deadlast felt the confidence going into another match where they knew that this series would end sooner than later.

(7)Deadlast vs Bramabulls(3) Game 3

Deadlast finish off dismantling of Bulls in two game sweep

Deadlast didn’t just take the series in two games. They extinguished them, erased them and threw the key away after locking them out. Neither of the two games were close with Deadlast pouring on seven more tallies in this contest vs a dry offense. The Bramabulls struggled in all three areas of the court unable to put up a good fight .For Deadlast, this was just business as usual, building a 5-0 lead before giving up their first goal. J.Sanoudakis was very pleased with his defence in front of him making his night easier than expected. Again, seven different players found the back of the net which suggested no one in particular had to step up except for relying on an overall team game. The Bramabulls failed to weather the storm as they fell behind 3-0 after only nine minutes into the contest. Deadlast knew-from there that they had the championship despite plenty of hockey left over. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Costa Zafiropoulos and the rest of Deadlast for capturing the E1 Thursday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Sanoudakis of Deadlast. Calm and collectively, the veteran net minder never once panicked going about his business, and in process collected two huge wins en route to another championship.

2017-09-06
Brew Crew winners of F2 Wednesday division

F2 Division

 

Wednesday September 6th

 

Horsemen (2) VS Brew Crew (4) Game 1

From initial buzzer Brew Crew all business in a very important night.

On the most important night of the season the Brew Crew showed up to play tonight. From the initial ball drop it was all business for them starting the game off real strong four straight goals to take a comfortable lead midway thru the third period. D. Verta was one of the main reasons for the lead two of his clubs four goals. With time winding down P. Sidhom was finally able to solve C. Muccino with two straight power play goals. The veteran netminder was not fazed by those two goals and continued his impressive play to shut the door the rest of the way.

Horsemen (2) VS Brew Crew (3) S.O. Game 2

Horsemen stay alive until shoot out but C. Muccino shuts door.

With only an hour break between games the Horsemen needed to figure out a better solution to start the game off on the right foot. As the first period ended both teams had tightened up their defense. As the Brew Crew slightly adjusted in the game they were finally able to beat V. Vinciguerra on the man advantage. As their lead did not last long as the Horsemen responded with a quick goal only a minute and a half later by C. Doulis. With momentum on their side the Horsemen struck again within the first minute of the third period with an incredible shot from T. Zermalis on the man advantage. With the period winding down the Brew Crew got the break they needed and capitalized again with their second power play goal to send this game into shoot outs where D. Verta was the sole player to find the back of the net and capture the glorious trophy for his club.

Hockeyballe.com would like to congratulate C. Palermo and the rest of the Brew Crew for winning the F2 Wednesday division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta. The talented forward did not miss his second chance in the S.O. to put his club ahead and win the F2 Wed division.

Les Agents Libre winners of F3 Wednesday division

Wednesday September 6 (F3 Finals)

(1)Hellfish vs Les Agents Libre(4) Game 1

Three third period unanswered goals lift Agents Libre past Hellfish

Les Agents Libre tallied three goals in the last fifteen minutes of play to take a pivotal game one series lead over the favourites. First to strike breaking the deadlock 1-1 tie was T.Oliveira only two minutes into the final frame. Then, B.Bentivegna put some serious pressure on the Hellfish giving his club a two goal cushion. P.Delli Colli knew at that point he would have some work ahead of him with ten minutes remaining but answered the task going flawless the rest of the way. The net minder was huge in this one stopping 24 of 25 shots. Y.Gazura was the only Hellfish to solve DelliColli that came on a late second period power play chance. Les Agents Libre couldn’t have asked for a better start to their series, especially against a team that’s suffered only two losses if including the post season. Four different players tallied in the win suggesting that it took everyone pulling their weight in order to getting it done.

(4)Les Agents Libre vs Hellfish(2) Game 2

Saving their best for last, Les Agents Libre break out in third period to hoist F3 title

For a second straight game, Les Agents Libre saved their best for last. Six out of their eight goals in both games all came by the final frame proving that they were conditioned to take home the F3 division title. The Hellfish stayed with their opponent for long stretches but couldn’t keep pace long enough. The back breaker occurred when M.Melo took advantage of a power play opportunity that snapped a 2-2 tie. From-there, P.DelliColli had that déjà vu feeling that he was going to make the difference once more. The net minder remained calm and focused for half a period making sure that the Hellfish wouldn’t score. And despite facing some dangerous scoring chances, P.DelliColli never once flinched protecting the lead. With that kind of help, Les Agents Libre felt confident that this championship was theirs for the taking. M.Alfieri capped off a hard fought night feeding an empty cage with only four seconds remaining. This contest had similarities to the first game with two explosive third periods that required four different goals scorers along with brilliant goaltending-from P.DelliColli. In a series that may have expected the Hellfish to pull through because of their overall season record, Les Agents Libre showed everyone that they came ready to play. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Paolo DelliColli and Les Agents Libre for taking the F3 Wednesday title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Delli Colli of Les Agents Libre. In both games, Delli Colli shined allowing only three total goals against a team that averaged five and a half goals per game in the regular season.

2017-09-04
Stones winners of 4vs4 division

Monday September 4(Finals)

Stones limit Firebreathers to only one goal to win 4 vs 4 division championship

O.Caillet turned in another stellar performance, stopping all but one shot in two games. Both net minders stole the show in the opening contest as each side settled for a low scoring 1-1 draw. That result forced the goaltenders to do some extra work in the shootout in what proved to be a pivotal game one. After sending three skilled players from both sides, A.Bergomi tallied for the Stones while D.Gagnon responded for the Firebreathers extending the shootouts to an extra round. It was by then where the series got decided, with K.Aruajo using a swift back hand deak that got the better of S.Morante. While the match ended off in a goaltending duel, the second contest was more about the Stones taking control. By the time the first period ended, this series was pretty much over and done with. K.Araujo, P.Santullo and A.Bergomi each scored for a commanding 3-0 lead. The Firebreathers did have plenty of time to crawl back into it but there was no way O.Caillet and the Stones defensive game would allow in sort of collapse. The Stones quietly made plenty of noise in their post season run. They used every aspect of their game that stretches-from their forwards to their defence and of course the goaltending. Teams always felt like were playing against a trap, unable to create any numbers or getting high percentage scoring chances. When combining the right players with a solid system in place, it just goes to show that positive results will occur more often than none. In tonight’s case, the Stones just simply played their game and got what they deserved in the end. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Sebastian Sicuso and the Stones for winning their first 4 vs 4 championship.

(3)Stones vs Firebreathers(2) Game 1 S.O

(0)Firebreathers vs Stones(3) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet. The Stones net minder faced 24 shots in two games allowing only one goal while stopping three of four shootout attempts in a crucial game one victory.

2017-09-03
E Sunday playoffs

Sunday September 3(Semi finals)

(6)Butchers vs Shockers(3) Game 2

Butchers fight back to live another day

After jumping off to a way better start than last week’s game, the Butchers all of a sudden looked like a playoff team. V.Mormina and A.Latella each scored first period goals for a 2-0 lead. The Butchers weren’t done yet with their offensive output as two more goals went in before the Shockers finally tasted the back of the net. However, a four goal deficit turned into only a one goal deficit before the end of the second period when T.Debonis narrowed the gap with still plenty of hockey left over. The Butchers realised that they needed another solid period in order to force a game three. And rather than sitting back in hopes of their net minder making spectacular saves, they decided to go for the kill with more tallies. A.DeSua and M.Zampino each scored to put the match to rest. This result now forced both sides to play their best 15 minutes or more to see who would advance.

(3)Shockers vs Butchers(1) Game 3

Resilient Shockers answer back as they head to big dance

With so much on the line in a short 15 minute mini game, the stress levels were at its highest, especially with no one finding the back of the net for the first ten minutes. But, eventually something had to give and someone would pounce on a massive scoring chance. M.Blackman was that player to capture the moment as the highly skilled forward cracked the ice for the first goal of the game. Still, it wasn’t over and the Butchers tried to level but only found themselves in a greater hole when T.Parr doubled the lead. At that point, unless the Shockers went on a total meltdown, this series was pretty much summed up. The Butchers did attempt a late push when A.Latella cut the lead in half but that smear of hope only lasted so long as M.Blackman sealed all doubts in an empty cage.

(7)Team Cuba vs Fatal Demons(6) Game 2

Team Cuba keeping it simple in must win game

Team Cuba spoke about keeping it simple if they planned to live another day. Sometimes, it’s just about playing basic hockey that can get you the job done. In tonight’s case, that formula worked out as the more desperate side found a way to win and force a third and deciding game. Surely, it helps when one player steps it up which in this case that player would be N.Macrozonaris. Out of his clubs seven goals, the slick forward struck four times which was just what the doctor ordered for Team Cuba. The Fatal Demons found themselves trailing all game but were always in striking distance to level. It was one of those games that would need every single second in order to get a result. Team Cuba found a way to get it done giving them a chance to double their accomplishments in a fifteen minute mini game.

(1)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(2) Game 3

Two quick goals sends Team Cuba through

If the commitment was there for three straight periods, there would be no reason why Team Cuba wasn’t going to battle for this opportunity to reach the final. The only difference in this game was that the Fatal Demons finally played with the lead. M.Diaco tapped in an easy goal-from a brilliant pass by E.Medrano, and all of a sudden Team Cuba trailed barely 20 seconds into the game. However, the shoulders didn’t drop and the negative sighs weren’t heard as everyone regrouped only to look forward with so much time left over. With that patience, good things eventually happened. K.Kersaint used a hard wrist shot to tie the game right before E.Girouard riffled a perfect shot to beat M.Trivisonno only seconds later. In the span of only over a minute, Team Cuba shifted this contest in their favour leaving just over four minutes remaining on the clock. C.Stavriadis knew at that point that this series was there for the taking. The net minder blocked everything his way to collect his second straight win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Macrozonaris of Team Cuba. His four goals in game two was a big help as to why Team Cuba will be playing for the championship next week.

It’s now down to only two teams in the E Sunday night division. It’s your classic youth vs. experience as both sides will need to depend on their strengths in order to get it done. The Shockers do have the advantage of speed which will have Team Cuba play on their heels most of the time. In order for the veteran side to succeed, they’ll need to play a determined defensive game while getting the goaltending and timely goals required to beat a team like the Shockers.

2017-08-31
SBS Trashers winners of E2 division

Thursday August 31(E2 Finals)

(7)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(2) Game 1

SBS Trashers Carnage rivalry didnt live up to its hype in game one

Yes, it was all smiles for the SBS Trashers as they coasted to a 7-2 decision to jump start their series with Carnage.It always helps when some of your established goal scorers show up to play.The SBS Trashers have at least five players that can hurt you on any given night.In the case of this contest,F.Gentile,J.Scalia and the captain E.Panzera were the only players to find the back of the net.Scalia led all players with three goals while dominating a shorthanded sequence where he struck once while setting up his captain only seconds later.Carnage only got on board as of the second portion of the final frame.M.Pace nothced two straight tallies passed R.Pampena, who didnt really care since he was done for the night thinking of sunlight far away.The only positive that Carnage was able to carry with them was the fact of finishing strong.Would that late momentum carry enough weight in game two ?

(4)Carnage vs SBS Trashers(3) Game 2 S.O

Carnage battle back to even series

Never say die were the words Carnage whispered to each other after a dissapointing game one loss.And while it was not the blueprint for victory, Carnage didnt mind taking their chances in the shootout.Of course that helps when B.Madonis is your netminder, who never once flinched denying five sharp shooters-from the SBS Trashers.Equally effective on the other side of the court, K.Hrivnak stopped the first four breakaways but couldnt get to J.DeMarco on time, who used a swift back hand deak to solve the netminder.The SBS Trrashers were in good position to close off the series with some third period power play chances.However, Carnage stuck with their game plan and made it count till the very end.S.Bourlakos forced the third and deciding game when capatailsing on a late power play opportunity.With the series all tied up,15 minutes or more would be whats left over for both sides to get it done.

(2)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(1) Game 3

Joseph Scalia proves to be Carnage worse enemy, SBS Trashers crowned winners of E2 division

It took only two to three brilliant plays for J.Scalia to help lead his team to the finish line.After netting a power play goal to even the score, the the highly skilled forward read a mistake that would cost Carnage dearly in the end.J.Scalia intercepted a pass that put him in a breakaway where he undenyably snuck a beauty behind B.Madonis.That goal left just over four minutes for a Carnage response.And despite putting some pressure while throwing the kitchen sink, K.Hrivnak remained calm and sharp making sure to protect the slight lead.Prior to the series, and especially after a convincing game one victory, the SBS Trashers may have felt that this series was going to be easier than they thought.But Carnage proved otherwise with their non stop resilient play, especially-from M.Pace, who dominated the court all night resulting in four goals and an assist.Both teams were equally deserving, but the SBS Trashers found a way to win like most good teams often do.On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Eric Panzera and the SBS Trashers for capturing their second champiosnship.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joseph Scalia.In a must win do or die game three, J.Scalia was as clutch as it gets netting two giagantic goals that resulted in a tight 2-1 win for the championship.

2017-08-30
The Premier League, better and stronger

This fall, we are shuffling the cards a bit in the Premier League, which has been a symbol of excellence in Quebec’s ball hockey scene for many decades. We are excited to announce that from now on, it will be known as the Premier /Heritage League. Already gathering the best teams in the province and nationally, this change will allow us to stay on top of the game and spice things up!In addition to the traditional teams playing in the Premier League, we will now include teams with players representing their cultural heritage, such as Greece, Lebanon, Haiti, and many more to come. By doing so, the league will become even more competitive and will allow the “Heritage” team to prepare for the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (www.ISBHF.com) World Championships.It is important to mention that all teams will continue to be able to participate in the National Championships div. A-D (www.cbha.com) by winning either Division A or Division B of the Premier/Heritage League.Please contact us quickly to learn more about it or to subscribe!Tél : 450-963-0963Email : Support@hockeyballe.com

F Wednesday Playoffs

Wednesday August 30(F2 & F3 semi finals)

(3)Acolytes vs Horsemen(5) F2 Game 2

Horsemen score five, coast to series sweep over Acolytes

The Horsemen figured another start strong would surely give them an advantage to taking out Les Acolytes on Wednesday night. And that’s exactly what they did building a 3-0 lead before conceding their first tally of the night. V.Pandza used a timely power play goal for the three goal cushion. M.Vinciguerra felt good at that point knowing the way his players were playing in front of him that eventually led to a 20 save victory. The Horsemen kept it simple playing hard playoff hockey that saw five different players find the back of the net. Like he was clutch in last week’s game, M.Chartrand riffled another big goal that proved to be the winner.

(6)Brew Crew vs Bramabulls(2) F2 Game 2

Bramabulls start strong, but fail to even the score

The Bramabulls know the type of game the Brew Crew like to play. Entering Wednesday’s matchup, the Bramabulls have been frustrated by the Brew Crew’s grind it out, muck it up style for most of the series. And with so much on the line in this crucial must win scenario, there was reason to expect much of the same. The Bramabulls have appeared to figure things out early grabbing a 2-0 lead. However, the Brew Crew weren’t buying it. Once S.Lodico overcame the deficit by putting his team in front, the Brew Crew buckled down, shoring up their patented neutral zone trap that would shut down any scoring-from that point on. The win came with only two players getting much of the scoring done. S.Lodico and D.Verta were an absolute force as both players’ notched hat tricks.

(7)Agents Libre vs Les Raymonds(3) F3 Game 2

Agents Libre blow out Les Raymonds to advance to big dance

Les Agents Libre were businesslike in their in their clinical 7-3 win on Wednesday night. They entered the night with only one goal and achieved it with conviction. L.DeCubellis was a big part of the success as the forward started off with a bang notching two first period goals before netting his third later on for the hat trick. This is the second straight game that Les Agents Libre scored at least seven goals with the first game ending in a 9-5 result. With that kind of fire power coupled with some solid goaltending by P.DelliColli, Les Agents Libre are thinking of only one thing right now that’s doesn’t need to me mentioned.

(5)Primetime vs Hellfish(9) F3 Game 2

It just doesn’t come that easy, Hellfish storm back to even the series

Primetime knew that despite taking game one only a week ago, that this contest was only going to be that much harder. When looking back at the reason why the Hellfish took the game to even the series, Primetime have to wonder how they let in so many power play goals that ultimately hurt their chances. The Hellfish smelled blood every time and made sure to take advantage of a given situation. Four out of their nine goals if you don’t include the late empty net marker all came with the man advantage. J-D Barrios was a monster providing four tallies while M.Chartrand was equally productive collecting five points. This result forced a game three mini game between the two sides to see who would punch their ticket to the final.

(2)Hellfish vs Primetime(0) F3 Game 3

Division leaders advance to final with thrilling 2-0 win over Primetime

Although it needed three games, the Hellfish are glad to close out their series with Primetime. Both sides knew anything can happen in only fifteen minutes is why the first goal is so crucial in these circumstances. It took just passed the mid-way point for S.Monnet to crack the ice to put the Hellfish up 1-0.That tally just complicated things for Primetime, who were playing for dear life to even the score. Unfortunately, the Hellfish weren’t planning on making it easy. With their tight playing style along with B.Verducci guarding the pipes, the writing on the wall was already written. The Hellfish ultimately sealed off the grinding series when F.Benhamadi bagged a late power play goal.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jorge David Barios of the Hellfish. At a time of desperation, the Hellfish forward played on a mission striking four times to help even the series with Primetime forcing a third and deciding game.

After a gruelling semi-final round, the F2 & F3 divisions are down to two teams each. The finals will begin and end next Wednesday night. The match ups are as follows:

F2 division

(1)Horsemen vs Brew Crew(3) The Horsemen have the elements and most areas covered to win it all especially the way they have been playing for most of the season. The problem is that they are going up against a team that are built for this type of game, and that is playoff hockey. The Brew Crew will defend all series and make anyone pay on mistakes. Playing with the lead will be vital for both teams.

F3 division

(1)Hellfish vs Les Agents Libre(3) Normally, most teams who face adversity in the playoffs only get stronger in their conquest to the cup. The Hellfish just went through it in a deciding game three with Primetime after trailing 1-0 in the series. But Les Agents Libre won’t be paying attention to such notions. For them, they’ll just continue playing the same way knowing that they have a well-rounded hockey team and a chance to take it all.

Smackdaddys winners of D Wednesday

D Division

 Wednesday August 30th

 Smackdaddys (2) VS Venom (0) Game 1

Smackdaddys mean all business in game 1 of finals.

From the initial ball drop, the Smackdaddys showed they were here to play some hard hockey. Never once did they back down from going into the boards and battling hard for each ball. J. Langlois was the first to solve C. Stavriadis with a shot from the hashmarks. As both teams continued to play hard R. Jean-Baptiste gave his side a little breathing room with scoring a shorty and securing the win.

Smackdaddys (2) VS Venom (3) Game 2

Venom finally able to solve Y. Hassani.

With only a short break between both games Venom needed a game plan to be able to beat Y. Hassani. The game brought forth a lot of back in forth between both clubs who each exchanged goals in the first two periods. With the score tied at two goals a piece, T. Bozinakis solved Y. Hassani for his second goal of the night ensuring his club was still alive in the series.

Smackdaddys (2) VS Venom (0) Game 3

Final fifteen minutes of the season is a nail bitter.

With only fifteen minutes left for both sides to capture the gold, both teams needed to leave everything on the table to make sure they did not have any regrets. As time clicked down the Smackdaddys took advantage of their opportunity burying their most important goal all season long credited to E. Germain. Captain K. Arsenault put the nail in the coffin with less than a minute left scoring the empty netter and insuring his club won it all.

Hockeyballe.com would like to congratulate K. Arsenault and the rest of the Smackdaddys for winning the D Wednesday division. Three hard fought games provided them with the cup.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Y. Hassani of the Smackdaddys. In an intense battle for gold, where both teams could have scored a multitude of goals, Y. Hassani stopped almost everything his way. Allowing just two goals on sixty shots.

2017-08-28
4 vs 4 Monday playoffs

Monday August 28 (Semi finals)

Firebreathers dominate Carmoni de Fabreville with suffocating defense

For the entire night, the Firebreathers played your typical playoff style hockey. They dumped, chased , they backed up into their own zone and simply waited for the chances to come .After touching the scoreboard for a second time thanks to a go-ahead marker by M.Crapis, and a third time only seconds later-from a blistering slap shot by G.DeMarinis, this game was over and done with.  Les Carmoni de Fabreville barely took 15 shots resulting in only one goal by G.Delisle. S.Morante never once trailed and made the necessary saves to earn an important game one. In hopes of bouncing back to even the score, game two had a similar feel to the opening contest. The Firebreathers struck first again and doubled their lead before conceding their lone goal. F.Atkinson drew first blood, and for a second straight game, G.DeMarinis launched his second rocket after his club dominated with plenty of great chances. Despite cutting the lead in half, Les Carmoni de Fabreville were simply snake bitten on this night. Not bad for a team that barely snuck into a playoff spot. This result now places the Firebreathers into the final were they’ll look to surprise once more.

(1)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Firebreathers(3) Game 1

(2)Firebreathers vs Carmoni de Fabreville(1) Game 2

Stones have Punishers number as they punch ticket to final

A good start and another solid outing for O.Caillet made for a very productive night for the Stones. Two out of their three goals came with the man advantage. S.Sicuso opened the scoring while C.Fragkiudakis netted back to back tallies to help take game one of the series. The Punishers only got on board very late in the game and hoped to feed off it heading into game two. However, the second game proved to be a carbon copy of the first. Once again, the Stones applied the same game plan by getting their lead and just protecting it the rest of the way. In this case, K.Aruajo found the back of the net twice while A.Bergomi notched the winner by the six minute mark of the first period. O.Caillet was sharper than a switch blade collecting two solid wins allowing only a mere two goals on 24 shots. In the end, the Stones played better using the lead to their advantage which makes a big difference in this type of format.

(1)Punishers vs Stones(3) Game 1

(3)Stones vs Punishers(1) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Caillet. The Stones net minder stoned the Punishers in both games allowing only two goals.

Prior to the start of the play off season, every single team including the1 Timer felt that they had a chance. And why not considering how close every game is. The final will feature a team that barely snuck in vs. a third place seed. Both the Firebreathers and Stones play a very similar game. Neither side have plenty of speed or game breakers but defend incredibly well while having the goaltending to steal the show. Surely it will come down to all the little details, especially the power play if anyone decides to take an unnecessary penalty.

2017-08-27
E Sunday

Sunday August 27(Semi finals)

(6)Shockers vs Butchers(2) Game 1

Shockers came ready to play, Butchers unable to recover

The Shockers erupted with three first period goals, pounding the Butchers 6-2 to jump start their post season. After dropping a frustrating 2-0 loss towards the end of the regular season, the Shockers rebounded with a big offensive night. C.Debonis wasted no time using his signature wrist shot to beat G.Zapatelli early on. Unable to get anything going, the Butchers eventually got on board courtesy of a power play goal by A.DeSua. That limited scoring didn’t do much in the end as T.DeBonis bagged two tallies putting the game out of reach. D.Bourque wasn’t too busy getting plenty of help-from everyone in front of him. The net minder faced barely 20 shots giving up only two goals. With this result, the Butchers realise that they need a good start in game two or this series will be done sooner than later.

(8)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(3)

From-bad to worse, Team Cuba fail to weather the storm

In only four minutes-from the opening draw, Team Cuba didn’t know what hit them. The Fatal Demons came out flying nothing three quick goals that would ultimately doom their opponents. Despite turning a 4-0 deficit in half, Team Cuba couldn’t catch up giving up the next three tallies. L.Dulcetta and M.Chenier each scored twice while D.Ugaldez got credited the winner. M.Trivisonno couldn’t have asked for a better defensive game in front of him having faced 25 shots. S.Robineault did solve him twice but it really didn’t matter with the kind of lead the Fatal Demons had. Just like in the Shockers vs Butchers series, the same formula will apply to Team Cuba if they hope to bounce back, and that is to get the better start in game two.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Chenier of the Fatal Demons. The speedy forward was all over the court accumulating two goals and a pair of assists in a big game one win over Team Cuba.

 

2017-08-24
E Thursday playoffs

Thursday August 24(E1 & E2 Semi finals)

(1)Spartans vs SBS Trashers(4) E2 Game 2

SBS Trashers ready to look ahead with series sweep of Spartans

The SBS Trashers took nothing for granted on Thursday night .Four different players found the back of the net and the SBS Trashers finished with two power play goals to end a two game series sweep. D.Brunetti drew first blood with the man advantage netting a lone first period marker. F.Gentile and J.Guerriero increased the lead by three before K.Dicera finally got to R.Pampena, who pushed away close to 20 shots. After setting up the first goal of the night, E.Panzera capped off the series riffling his clubs second power play goal. The Spartans knew they had a difficult road ahead of them but managed a good fight till the very end.

(2)Street Ballers vs Carnage(3) E2 Game 2

T.Xanthoudakis’s third period power play goal holds up, Carnage punch ticket to final

It wasn’t going to come easy but Carnage still managed to prevail despite last week’s hero missing-from action. It just goes to show that this club doesn’t depend on anyone in particular. Despite scoring only three goals, Carnage limited the Street Ballers to only three tallies in two games. B.Madonis stopped 24 of 26 shots collecting a second straight playoff win. Carnage only took their lead as of the 11:30 minute mark of the second period when S.Longo snapped a 1-1 tie. Then, it was T.Xanthoudakis’s turn to strike with a power play goal that ultimately held for the winner. The Street Ballers pulled within one shortly after courtesy of A.Jalbert’s second of the contest but it just wasn’t enough.

(3)Raging Rhinos vs Bramabulls(6) E1 Game 2

Bramabulls overcome bad start to take series vs Rhinos

Overcoming a slow start isn’t the easiest thing to do. However, the Bramabulls believed in themselves and just felt it was a question of time before taking over the match. The momentum started to swing as of the six minute mark of the second period where C.Fragkiudakis narrowed the gap by one. From-there, matters only got worst for the Raging Rhinos giving up two more tallies before the end of the frame. Unable to stop the bleeding, D.Verta added more gas to the fire by bagging two unanswered goals to cap off what was a hard earned comeback. Apart-from their good start thanks to a pair of tallies by E.Leblanc-Brady, the Raging Rhinos didn’t have much going on the rest of the way.

(7)Deadlast vs Dragons(2) E1 Game 2

Dragons fail to learn lesson in second straight loss

After dropping three quick goals only a week ago, the Dragons didn’t address the issue in this must win contest. Deadlast hammered away and built another 3-0 lead just over the nine minute mark of the first period. Although the time was there for a comeback, many of the Dragons players knew that they just didn’t have it in this series. Clearly, Deadlast was ready to play and proved that they were the better of the two sides. J.Pantelis, Y.Gazura and C.Siconolfi each scored twice and J.Sanoudakis was sharp allowing only two goals on 23 shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Bruno Sansotta of the Bramabulls. In their comeback effort versus the Raging Rhinos, B.Sansotta set up two teammates while netting the winner with the man advantage.

The E1 & E2 finals will take place on Thursday August 31.The match ups are as follows:

E1 Final :

(2)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(4) This is one series that should go the distance. Both sides have every area covered which will come down to all the little details necessary between winning and losing.

E2 Final :

(1)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(2) While the offensive punch does favour the SBS Trashers, will it be good enough against a well-rounded stingy defense. Carnage won’t score much but have the potential to keep their opponent in check.

Thursday August 17 (E1 & E2 Semi finals)

(6)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(4) E1 Game 1

Bulls take control of series with close win over Rhinos

The Bramabulls were all smiles on Thursday night. And why not considering how well they played, especially in the second period where they did most of their scoring .M.DiSalvio ceased the moment by notching a huge power play goal to put his team up 5-2.No one needed to be the hero on this night with six different players finding the back of the net. The Raging Rhinos did have the better start when S.Labrecque scored his first of two but that only lasted so long. With this contest out of the way, the Raging Rhinos have some serious thinking to do on how to bounce back and force a third and deciding game.

(3)Dragons vs Deadlast(5) E1 Game 1

Getting it done when it counts

It didn’t matter that it was only a week ago that the Dragons handed Deadlast a pair of losses in two hours. What does matter is how you restore confidence heading into a more important situation. Deadlast showed lots of character and wasted no time putting the Dragons off guard. After eleven minutes into the first period, J.Skafidas, A.Jalilvand and C.Siconolfi each scored for a commanding 3-0 lead. Still, the time was there for the Dragons but the mountain proved too high to climb. It wasn’t until the 9:30 minute mark of the second period when the Dragons finally got on board. G.Cardillo cracked the barrier on the power play to get his club’s confidence going. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t a good night for J.DeStefano and the rest of his crew. The question now becomes can the veteran side overcome this adversity.

(8)SBS Trashers vs Spartans(1) E2 Game 1

Close while it lasted

The Spartans can’t say that they didn’t give it all they’ve got in their difficult battle with the SBS Trashers on Thursday night. For half the game, this was anywhere close-form being a lopsided affair. The only time the SBS Trashers sighed some relief was when J.Guerriero used a shorthand tally that provided a two goal cushion. From-there the snow ball effect was in motion. M.Panarello and G.Bampos each scored third period goals for their second of the night. R.Pampena had a very good outing stopping 17 of 18 shots but wasn’t pleased when he gave up a shorthanded tally courtesy of J.Langlais. Despite the loss, the Spartans will give it another try in game two and hope to keep the game very close.

(3)Carnage vs Street Ballers(1) E2 Game 1

C.Kalogeropoulos scores twice to lead Carnage in game one

Both teams looked pretty even to start as they felt one another out in a low scoring first period. After playing to a 1-1 tie for a very long stretch, C.Kalogeropoulos couldn’t have scored at a better time. The second period was winding down to its final second when the forward scored just in time for a 2-1 lead. From-there, Carnage rolled their three lines making sure that the Street Ballers didn’t get any room to level the match. And with the help of B.Madonis, who denied 24 of 25 shots, and the late insurance marker set forth by the very same Kalogeropoulos, Carnage was glad to earn a 3-1 win and a 1-0 series lead. The Street Ballers may not like the final result but know that they can bounce back and even the series if they play hard like they did tonight.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Kalogeropoulos of Carnage. In what was a low scoring battle with the Street Ballers, C.Kalogeropoulos notched two big goals en route to a 3-1 win.

2017-08-23
D Wednesday

Wednesday August 23(Semi finals)

(6)Venom vs Punishers(2) Game 2

Surprising Venom knock out heavy favourites

It just goes to show that anything can happen at this stage of the season. Venom knew what they were capable of and showed everyone that maybe they are that team to beat heading into the final. With the balanced effort of six different goal scorers, Venom dominated one particular department, and that was their special teams. J.Courteau doubled a first period lead in a shorthanded situation while E.Girouard, A.Jalilvand and J.Parisella each struck with power play goals in the third period to put an end to the series. The Punishers had to wait until the mid-way point of the third period before beating C.Stavriadis, who was stellar once more to earn the win.

(4)Smackdaddys vs Tropics(2) Game 2

Four unanswered goals sink Tropics

Despite the good start required by the Tropics, it just wasn’t good enough in the end. The Smackdaddys felt something special brewing when J-B Remi scored late in the second period to cut the lead in half. Then, with only one period to play, the better team showed why they belong in the final. F.Crevier-Raymond ,K.Arsenault and M.Beauvais  came out of the gates with a noticeable presence, putting lots of pressure on the Tropics defence which eventually turned a deficit into a two goal lead. This particular result shows that depth is required to go far. The Smackdaddys did their part showing up with a full roster while the Tropics were stranded playing with only two changes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of Venom. Not allowing a goal for most of the match against a high powered offence like the Punishers is quite an accomplishment.

With both games ending in sweeps, the Smackdaddys and Venom will be primed for what is ahead of them. The Smackdaddys will be resilient and are very hard to beat being the younger of the two sides. However, experience is a tool that comes a long way and Venom has plenty of it.

Wednesday August 16 (Semi finals)

(3)Punishers vs Venom(5) Game 1

E.Girouard strikes 3 times, Venom mean business in series opener

After finishing what was a dominating regular season, the Punishers will be on high alert dropping a 5-3 decision against Venom. The win just showed that Venom has the right configurations and schemes to cause problems to anybody. With so much explosive talent up front, E.Girouard keeps reminding us how well he does his job. The right handed sniper put three behind N.Mackeen, who was busy all game facing 30 shots. Although the Punishers know that they can bounce back, there was one area of concern in this contest. All three of their goals came with the man advantage, and unless they get enough power play opportunities in game two, then they’ll need to figure out a way to create more chances at even strength.

(4)Tropics vs Smackdaddys(6) Game 1

Smackdaddys getting in Tropics head

It’s now the third straight meeting that the Smackdaddys hand the Tropics a loss. If this trend doesn’t stop by next week, than the Tropics will be packing their bags earlier than usual in this post season run. But it’s not as though the Smackdaddys are dominating their rival. All their previous meetings were decided by a goal just like in tonight’s case if discounting the empty net marker. Joseph Crivello and the rest of the Tropics will have a whole week to figure out what to do to end this spell. But will it be enough considering how well the Smackaddys have been playing? Tonight’s win came-from a balanced team effort that included four tallies in the third period. F.Laurin did score twice with his second feeding an empty cage.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of Venom. His goal scoring touch led to a pivotal game one win over the division winners.

F Wednesday Playoffs

Wednesday August 23(F2 & F3 semi finals)

(6)Horsemen vs Acolytes(3) F2 Game 1

M.Chartrand bags two straight for comfortable cushion

The Horsemen came to play and it showed rounding off a satisfying victory. M.Chartrand was pivotal for the win striking twice in the second period for a 5-2 lead. Most of the scoring occurred in opening frame with the Horsemen taking the period 3-2.R.Lefebvre had a good night despite the loss riffling two passed M.Vinciguerra. With still a chance to bounce back, Les Acolytes have no choice to adjust if they plan on moving forward.

(4)Bramabulls vs Brew Crew(6) F2 Game 1

D.Verta shorthanded goal,the turning point in Brew Crew win

The Brew Crew forward, who arguably made the biggest play couldn’t have come at a better time. D.Verta notched his second of the night early in the third period on the Bramabulls power play to provide a 5-3 lead. That golden opportunity came to bite the Bramabulls as they struggled to get their offense going against a locked down defence. D.DiGiacomoSr had an impact as well striking twice in less than a minute. Both these clubs are familiar with one another and understand each other’s tendencies very well. With game one belonging to the Brew Crew, A.DiPerna is stuck having to deal with the pressure for a week on how to gain an advantage to force a game three.

(3)Hellfish vs Primetime(4) F3 Game 1

Primetime do the unthinkable, at least for now

The only good news for the Hellfish after this battle is the fact that it’s a best of three series. But for now, Primetime have plenty to feel good about edging out a heavy favourite. The playoffs always prove to be a grind with the importance of every play and every battle required for success .In tonight’s case, Primetime believed it can be done and deserved what they got. Of course it helps when someone can carry a hot hand .L.Haouzi is familiar with finding the back of the net as his three goals including a shorthanded marker was just what the doctor ordered for his team. A.Qureshi had his work cut out for him but managed a brilliant performance facing 28 shots. It may be only game one but the Hellfish will feel the pressure knowing that they’ll need two straight wins to advance.

(5)Les Raymonds vs Les Agents Libre(9) F3 Game 1

First period explosion favors Agents Libre

Rather than playing playoff style hockey, both sides looked like they were in a school yard not caring about defense whatsoever. Les Agents Libre ignited six first period goals to grab a 6-3 lead after only 15 minutes of play. At that rate, the final score would have looked ridiculous but both sides eventually settled down helping their net minders while getting back to some good habits. J.Tortorici went on a rampage providing four goals while James Tutino sparked a pair. Each side spent their fair share of time in the penalty box which resulted in two power play goals for Les Agents Libre. Les Raymonds didn’t have the best start to the series but have time to adjust with a week to think about it.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Levi Haouzi of Primetime. In a close 4-3 win over the F3 division leaders, L.Haouzi carried much of the weight providing three out of the four goals for Primetime.

 

2017-08-21
4 vs 4 Monday playoffs

Monday August 21 (Playoffs, Round 1)

G.DeMarinis leads Firebreathers with 2 clutch goals to advance

In three straight games, the Firebreathers didn’t need to score much but made them count as they edged out Team X in a game three shootout battle. G.DeMarinis scored two clutch goals proving to be a menace all night. His first held up for the winner in the opening contest and his second was what sent his club through to the next round by fooling P.Assadi in the breakaways. Team X had somewhat of a slow start falling behind early but got better as the night went on capturing a convincing 6-1 win to tie up the series. In hopes of carrying that momentum, the Firebreathers managed to contain the situation knowing that there was only twelve minutes to decide a winner. After ten minutes of scoreless hockey, A.Porfido used a desperate slap shot-from his own end that got tipped by G.Cardillo to put the Firebreathers up 1-0.However, Team X didn’t throw in the towel just yet. It took only seconds later for A.Zarzour to level and force the dreaded three man shootout. Both sides battled very hard to get to that point which resulted in a slight 2-1 favour for the Firebreathers. G.Cardillo was extremely productive in the limited offense as the sniper scored three goals in regulation time along with one of the two shootout markers. S.Fraga was also very vital for the two wins making key saves at the right moments often frustrating his opponents.

(2)Team X vs Firebreathers(3) Game 1

(1)Firebreathers vs Team X(6) Game 2

(2)Team X vs Firebreathers(3) S.O Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Gino DeMarinis of the Firebreathers. The speedy forward played hard for three straight games and got rewarded by notching two daggers.

Now that this round is out of the way, four teams are left over competing in the semi-finals. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Carmoni de Fabreville vs Firebreathers(5)  Despite what the rankings say, this series could go either way. The Firebreathers are finding ways to win which will force Les Carmoni de Fabreville to play an attentive series.

(2)Punishers vs Stones(3) As good as the Punishers are, they can’t be too pleased facing up against their opponents. The Stones will make it very difficult for the Punishers to generate any sort of offense and will simply wait to break up plays and generate their own chances.

2017-08-20
Fall Season Registration

It is now time to register for the Fall 2017 season!

We have a new concept for the A-B divisions, the Premier/Heritage League.

Call us to learn more about it or to register your team.

*** Don't forget that rebates apply for early registration. ***

 

 

E Sunday

Sunday August 20

(3)Fatal Demons vs Butchers(0)

Fatal Demons outlast Butchers with 3 third period goals

The sticks came alive at the right time for the Fatal Demons on Sunday night. After playing through two scoreless periods, J.Bolanakis won the sweepstakes by netting the first goal of the contest. The good news at that point for the Butchers was that they had more than enough time to respond. But the Fatal Demons didn’t make things easy like they often do playing a sting game. Just to play it safe, L.Dulcetta tapped in a rebound to double the lead and the Fatal Demons felt secure at that point with only five minutes remaining. The Butchers had their fair share of chances hitting a couple of posts but weren’t able to solve M.Trivissono at any point .Both net minders did a stellar job. G.Zapatelli just came off a shutout win against the Shockers and kept the Fatal Demons off the board for over two periods before allowing his first tally.

(4)Team Cuba vs Shockers(6)

Shockers storm back in third period to take down Team Cuba

Despite being up 4-2 late in the second period, Team Cuba knew there was a storm brewing ahead of them. The Shockers started to dictate the pace in the last six minutes or so of the second frame, and unless Team Cuba had solutions to slowing it down, a total collapse was in the making. The beginning of the end occurred when T.Debonis used a perfect slap shot beating S.Sauk top corner .Then, C.Debonis may have netted the highlight goal of the night after receiving a threaded pass by G.Lalumiere through two players to net a beauty on a crafty move. That goal evened the score at four goals apiece and Team Cuba were hanging on to dear life. Unfortunately, things didn’t get any better for the veteran side as T.Salberg riffled another for the lead. T.Debonis bagged his second late on the power play to summarise a deserving comeback.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Trivisonno of the Fatal Demons. After facing 26 shots, the goaltender couldn’t have played a more perfect game to merit the honour.

Now that the regular season is out of the way, the real season begins next Sunday in a best of three semi-finals. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Shockers vs Butchers (4) The Butchers will need to duplicate what they did in their previous encounter and that is to play a full out 45 minute game involving all their players and a stellar performance by G.Zapatelli.

(2)Fatal Demons vs Team Cuba(3) The Fatal Demons may have the man power in this series. However, Team Cuba can put up the numbers which will force M.Trivissono to remain sharp at all times.

2017-08-16
F Wednesday

Wednesday August 16

(3)Publiks Crew vs Les Agents Libre(7)

Les Agents Libre pull away in third period to rout Publiks Crew 7-3

M.Alfieri and A.Kobayati each scored twice to help Les Agents Libre pull away for their seventh win in twelve games to close out their regular season. The game was very close for most of the night until a three goal surge in only four minutes put the two teams apart. T.Oliveira was involved in his clubs first four goals that included three helpers. James Tutino also collected four points, most of them coming in the third period .Les Agents Libre captured a third win in their last four starts and are looking to be hot at the right time.

(7)Bramabulls vs Brew Crew(4)

M.Testolina’s six point performance paces Bramabulls to 7-4 win over Brew Crew

M.Testolina buzzed all game long igniting four goals while providing two helpers for the Bramabulls. The Brew Crew fell behind twice but managed to overcome the deficits by taking a 3-2 lead early in the second period .It took just over a minute later for Testolina to level the match. The game’s turning point eventually occurred when the Brew Crew took a costly penalty .N.Cinquino took advantage of the power play right before M.Testoilna scored again for a 5-3 lead. By that point, the Brew Crew struggled to bounce back losing the final frame 2-1.Apart-from M.Testolina’s impact, N.Cinquino was very vital for the win posting a hat trick.

(1)Les Raymonds vs Horsemen(5)

Captain V.Pandza’s three points helps clinch first place in F2 division

It didn’t come easy but the Horsemen eventually found their groove by the third period. A slight 2-1 lead resulted in three unanswered goals by the final frame. V.Pandza set the pace scoring once while adding an assist in the first period, and was able to provide a two goal cushion for his second of the contest by the early stages of the third period. Les Raymonds got their lone tally when M.Dupuis beat M.Vinciguerra by the nine minute mark of the second period. Considering that this was a game against a club-from the higher division, Les Raymonds did pretty well on this night without some key pieces.

(11)Mtl Huskies vs Acolytes(12) O.T

Goaltenders left hung to dry in meaningless game

In a match up that didn’t have anything on the line, neither side was too concerned on playing defense. Unfortunately, it’s the goaltenders that pay the price having to face high scoring chances and plenty of odd man rushes. But for the limited players on both sides, the fun lasted all game. It’s not often teams combine for 23 goals that need overtime to decide a winner For Les Acolytes, P.Tambeau and M.Robillard did most of the damage combining for 14 points. P.Tambeau had the final say by capping the winner on the power play in overtime. The Mtl Huskies had a pair of players as well putting up the numbers. A.Buonincontri and J.Mancini were a burden for Les Acolytes combining for 16 points.

(3)Primetime vs Hellfish(7)

Hellfish wrap up season after another strong finish

With only one loss in twelve games, the Hellfish will be prepared for what’s ahead of them. Tonight, they handed Primetime a 7-3 loss sending a message that they will be ready in their first round match up as both sides will meet in the semi-finals. F.Benhamadi and S.Monnet each scored twice and B.Verducci was solid once more facing 26 shots. Despite the loss, Primetime kept pace with their opponent for most of the night except for the last four minutes where the Hellfish posted three late goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Testolina of the Bramabulls. In a preview of a semi-final matchup between the Bramabulls and the Brew Crew, M.Testolina was a burden and will continue to be a burden after sparking four goals and two assists.

The F2 & F3 division regular season came to an end on Wednesday night. With each side having five teams, the top four will advance to the semi-finals. The match ups are as follows:

F2 division:

(1)Horsemen vs Acolytes(4) Both teams can score but the horsemen defend a lot better .Unless Les Acolytes tighten their game, than the Horsemen should go through.

(2)Bramabulls vs Brew Crew(3) The Brew Crew will have their hands full assuming the Bramabulls bring all their players. But, if there is one team that can frustrate an offense, the Brew Crew is that team.

F3 divison:

(1)Hellfish vs Primetime(4) Unless Primetime plays a near perfect game, the Hellfish should come out of this series. The one thing Primetime has going for them is their ability to score up front. Unfortunately, it’s the other side of the court that may cause a problem.

(2)Les Raymonds vs Les Agents Libre(3) When looking at their regular season numbers, this series should be very close .However, Les Agents Libre do have game breakers up front which will force Les Raymonds to play alert in their back end which they usually do.

2017-08-14
4 vs 4 Monday

Monday August 14

Les Carmoni de Fabreville put 1 Timer on brink

Even though the 1 Timer controlled their own destiny holding a 2 point lead over the Firebreathers for that last playoff spot, nothing was yet set in stone until this night was over. In both their games versus Les Carmoni de Fabreville, the 1 Timer managed to collect only one out of a possible six points. That scenario may have come to burn them in the end with the Firebreathers literally breathing down their throats. T.Daigneault did his part bagging a hat trick in the opening contest while P-A Surprenant riffled both tallies in their second contest. Les Carmoni de Fabreville, despite playing with no changes to their bench, ended up pulling off two tight victories .J.Poirier scored twice and collected an assist while L-C Desmarais helped get his club over the hump with the lone shootout marker. Still, the 1 Timer weren’t in a bad situation, especially knowing that Les Carmoni de Fabreville may have been tired after that contest. However, something wasn’t right for the men in orange on this night. Unable to take advantage of a given situation, Les Carmoni de Fabreville did the improbable once more. This time, L-C Desmarais struck twice and the 1 Timer weren’t able to force the extra time dropping what may have been a must win. After suffering two disappointing losses, the 1 Timer no longer controlled their fate and needed to see what the Firebreathers would do in their final games of the season.

(3)1 Timer vs Les Carmoni de Fabreville(4) S.O

(3)Les Carmoni de Fabreville vs 1 Timer(2)

Firebreathers complete astounding finish to season

All hail to the Firebreathers, who on Monday night completed a great late season run .There reward: a place in the playoffs. Needing only one win to make the playoff field, the Firebreathers delivered a very strong performance. However, it had to go to the second game of the miniseries between them and the Punishers to get it all finalised. The first game belonged to the Punishers taking a convincing 7-3 result. A.Centis and his captain J.Fidrilis each scored twice that led to a 7-3 victory. The Firebreathers were forced at that point to collect three clean points to edge out the 1 Timer for that last spot. With the game winding down to its last moments, the Firebreathers looked for dead trailing by one goal with less than a minute remaining .Then, in a blink of an eye a miracle push was in the making .G.Cardillo evened the score with 55 seconds left to go and the Firebreathers still had a chance needing one more tally .And in the end, the 1 Timer’s playoff hopes disintegrated when B.Daniele rescued his club leaving only 3 little seconds on the scoreboard. It took some extreme circumstances but the Firebreathers found a way to sneak in. Now that the regular season is done with, new challenges face five teams that equally have a chance at taking the division. Before entering the final four stages, next week will feature the 4th vs 5th place match up to see who gets that fourth seed. That game involves Team X taking on the Firebreathers.

(3)Firebreathers vs Punishers(7)

(5)Punishers vs Firebreathers(6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philippe Corbin of Les Carmoni de Fabreville. The net minder was on fire collecting two straight wins over the 1 Timer that couldn’t take advantage of playing a team without any changes to their bench.

2017-08-13
E Sunday

Sunday August 13

(0)Shockers vs Butchers(2)

Depth comes through, Butchers gelling at right time

For a rare time this season, the Butchers were fully loaded in their close 2-0 win over the Shockers. It took a while for the first goal of the game but Y.Gazura was able to get his team on board as of the early stages of the third period. From-there, the Butchers knew they were in control, especially the way G.Zapatelli was playing. The net minder was on a mission to keep a high powered offense dry and did a spectacular job earning a 28 save shutout. C.Fragkiudakis notched an insurance marker only minutes after his club cracked the ice. This type of win shows how anything will be possible moving forward for the Butchers, who could potentially do damage if all their players show up.

(10)Team Cuba vs Lumberjacks(6)

N.Mackeen and D.Ruiz swap roles in meaningless game

The Lumberjacks experiment nearly worked in a game that didn’t have much on the line. D.Ruiz, who plays as a forward took a different role by putting on a pair of goalie pads in exchange with N.Mackeen who played up front instead. And considering the change of roles, both players did exceptionally well considering having only one change up. N.Mackeen scored twice while D.Ruiz made some good saves to keep the game very close for most of the night. Team Cuba only pulled away as of the mid way point of the third period. F.Bchara had a productive performance riffling four goals while S.Robineault was next in line bagging a hat trick .As for the Lumberjacks, it came to no one’s surprise that C.Gingras was involved in all six tallies.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Gianluca Zapatelli of the Butchers. His 28 save shutout was the major reason why the Butchers got the better of the Shockers on this night.

2017-08-10
E Division

Thursday August 10

(8)Street Ballers vs Spartans(3)

Street Ballers close out season on good note

With three players netting two goals each, the Street Ballers cruised their way to an 8-3 win over the Spartans. J.Furtado, M.Mogianesi and V.Mancini were the ones to get most of the scoring done. Perhaps this little outburst to end the regular season is good news for the Street Ballers going into the playoffs. However, the challenge won’t be the same as they’ll face Carnage in a best of three series, but the promise is there if everyone shows up and plays a full out game. S.Sauk will be a factor moving forward. In tonight’s game, the net minder allowed three goals on 19 shots. K.Dicera, D.Quennville and J-M Ste Marie collected two points each in the loss.

(7)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(8)

A.Papazian’s hat trick helps Rhinos to wild win over Bulls

In a closely contested contest, the Raging Rhinos defeated the Bramabulls 8-7 in a thrilling game on Thursday night. The Raging Rhinos made some adjustments heading into the second period where they put up four goals to gain a 6-4 lead. A.Papazian scored once in every frame that included a perfect top corner giving no chance to G.Follano. At no point did either side feel comfortable with the way things were swinging back and forth. A.Angelis broke a late 7-7 tie with less than three minutes remaining which felt like an eternity for his club considering how the game went. But it held up and the Raging Rhinos were glad to escape with the win. S.Pilon contributed with two goals and two assists for the Raging Rhinos while A.DiPerna and M.Marrone each tallied twice in the loss.

(3)Deadlast vs Dragons(4)

Sniper N.Goncalves bags hat trick, Dragons edge out Deadlast

As he’s been doing it all season long, N.Goncalves is no stranger to finding the back of the net. His league leading 22 goals and 33 points was definitely a contributing factor in this contest. The sniper buried a hat trick in a very close battle with Deadlast, who just couldn’t find a way to force the extra time. Despite peppering close to 40 shots on net, P.Assadi was on the receiving end making save after save to protect the lead. This was a first of two games of a double header night for both clubs. Deadlast had one hour to figure out how to bounce back and even the score.

(2)Carnage vs SBS Trashers(5)

SBS Trashers mean business in seasons end

The SBS Trashers are on one mission and one mission only as they’ll attempt to take home the E2 Thursday division title. Tonight, they sent a strong message to Carnage that may meet them in the final depending on what happens in the round before. Despite being out of action for a while, the SBS Trashers didn’t miss a beat. E.Panzera led the way with two out of his clubs five goals. A.Plescia and A.Farina haven’t found the back of the net to often this season but managed to put one in on this night. If the SBS Trashers get balanced scoring-apart form their main guns, then it’s almost a shoe in that they’ll hoist the cup in a few weeks.

(5)Deadlast Dragons(6)

Dragons celebrate twice, Deadlast go home empty handed

With an opportunity to even the score, Deadlast suffered a familiar fate to very same Dragons. The only difference was that more goals were scored in this contest. It didn’t matter that Y.Gazura gave his team every chance possible with five points. It just wasn’t enough considering how well he played. Maybe Deadlast needed to focus solely on one player after what happened earlier on. For a second straight match, N.Goncalves was the talk of the night. The right handed sniper put up two more goals and collected five points to win the scoring race. Defensemen such as C.Papadatos, G.Lallis, A.Jalilvand and L.Bavellas needed to tighten up on the scoring leader. For now, it’s a lesson learned and C.Zafiropoulos will take notes for when the real season begins.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Goncalves of the Dragons. In two games, the sniper went on a tear bagging five goals in an eight point performance to win the E Thursday scoring title.

The E1 & E2 Thursday regular season came to an end on this night. Each side has four teams which will all participate in the semi final rounds. The match ups are as follows:

E1 Thursday semi finals:

(1)Dragons vs Deadlast(4) After taking 2 straight games against Deadlast, the Dragons will make a costly mistake if they enter the post season to overconfident. The playoffs are a brand new season and Costa Zafiropoulos will make sure to floor as many players possible in order to cause the upset.

(2)Bramabulls vs Raging Rhinos(3) Neither side really had the chance to play with a complete team all summer. All players are required in this even match up if they plan to go anywhere in the playoffs.

E2 Thursday semi finals:

(1)SBS Trashers vs Spartans(4) No question the SBS Trashers are the heavy favorites going in. The Spartans just finished playing for the first time as a new club and won’t have enough experience to go up against an established SBS Trashers team.

(2)Carnage vs Street Ballers(3) Both teams somewhat resemble one another. With limited goal scoring, defensive play and goaltending will decide who comes out of this one.

2017-08-09
F Division

Wednesday August 9

(4)Bramabulls vs Acolytes(2)

Third period scoring spree gives Bulls edge over Acolytes

With both sides keeping it quiet for most of the night, a third period scoring spree ended up favoring the Bramabulls. The game was held to a slight 1-0 lead after two periods for the Bramabulls before the onslaught began. P.Rivera had opened the scoring by the mid way point of the first period and added his second by the final frame making his tally hold up for the winner. A.Grieco had a busy night facing 30 shots and may have been the reason why his club took the match in the end. The net minder was perfect for over two straight periods giving his club enough time to play with the lead.

(5)Primetime vs Les Raymonds(8)

Les Raymonds outlast Primetime in high scoring affair

In the span of only five minutes, Les Raymonds completely outplayed Primetime to take what was a high scoring result. It was by the start of the second period where the flood gates opened for Les Raymonds. Primetime actually led 3-2 at that point but lost control in an instance giving up four very quick tallies. A.Hussain scored twice during that span, but it may have been L-O Trudel’s shorthanded marker that ultimately doomed his opponents. M-D Pereira went on to add his second by the third period for his clubs eight goal of the night. Despite the loss, C.Dapoulias showed up to play as the forward struck three times to finish with a hat trick.

(8)Horsemen vs Brew Crew(1)

T.Mader spanks Brew Crew with four tallies

For a first place battle, this contest failed to live up to expectations. Maybe it was because T.Mader was unstoppable or the Horsemen just having the better start that carried over for the rest of the match. Whatever the reasons, the Brew Crew can’t be too pleased giving up eight goals. Aside-from F.Argento’s lone third period tally, no one else was able to solve the Horsemen net minder. T.Mader only got on board as of the twelve minute mark of the second period before going on a rampage striking three more times by the third. The Horsemen now joins the Brew Crew for first place leaving only one game to the schedule for the division.

(5)Hellfish vs Les Agents Libre(4)

Hellfish keep finding ways to win

It doesn’t matter how but the Hellfish find ways to escape with positive results. In tonight’s case, D.Ugalzez was able to snap a third period 4-4 tie with a power play goal. That was Ugaldez’s second of the night sharing his scoring output with N.Bourgeois, who also beat P.DelliColli on two occasions. Considering the 10-1 record the Hellfish hold, Les Agents Libre won’t be too disappointed with this type of loss knowing that they can potentially meet when the stakes are higher. However, before thinking of the Hellfish later on, Les Agents Libre know that they have to focus on a difficult semi final round with Les Raymonds.

(3)Publiks Crew vs Mtl Huskies(6)

Late push won’t be enough for the Mtl Huskies

If the Mtl Huskies had done their calculations, then they knew that this match didn’t have any meaning to the standings. Unable to catch Les Acolytes because of the tie breaking procedure, the Mtl Huskies won’t be heading to the post season. Instead, they just focused on playing the Publiks Crew hoping to finish on a high note. After being shutout for over half the match, the Mtl Huskies finally got their motor running. It was the captain to jump start the engine as R.Estrela tallied twice in the second period that snapped a 2-2 tie. That momentum continued its rhythm by the third where D.Greco, M.Botelho and F.Reda each scored to cap off the win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Grieco of the Bramabulls. Forced to be on top of his game, the Bramabulls net minder shined facing 30 shots in a 4-2 win over Les Acolytes.

D Wednesday Playoffs

Wednesday August 9 (Round 1 Playoffs)

(6)Venom vs Fat Roy(1)

Venom stamp out Fat Roy, advance to semi finals

With this result, Venom will be moving on to bigger and better things to come. They eliminated Fat Roy with a convincing 6-1 result which now punches a ticket with the Punishers. If N.Gilbert,J.Vinet and company can play to the top of their game, then you never know what can happen despite how well the Punishers have fared all season. Both players scored twice tonight combining for six points while C.Stavriadis was in playoff form denying 24 of 25 shots. Fat Roy did put up a good challenge for most of the night but couldn’t keep up by the second portion of the game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nicolas Gilbert of Venom. The mobile defenseman got the ball rolling netting his clubs first two goals while setting up the third marker for a 3-1 lead.

The semi final match ups are as follows:

(1)Punishers vs Venom(4) The Punishers will be favorites going in but they can’t take Venom for granted. Each side have too many weapons up front which may come down to defense and goaltending

(2)Smackdaddys vs Tropics(3) It doesn’t get more evenly matched than this series. Both teams share the same record. The only slight thing that will motivate the Smackdaddys is that they defeated the Tropics in their last two meetings. But even at that, it won’t affect the Tropics as they’ll come out gunning.