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2019-08-19
4 vs 4 Division playoffs

Monday August 19 (Semi finals division 1)

Tight defence key for Punishers path to final

The Punishers embraced the fact that a winning formula is heavily relied on a tight defensive game. In both their wins over Les Unknown, the Punishers were overly aggressive, allowing the defence to pinch in when needed to, which created enough balance up front. Adding to that, N.Mackeen came ready to play as he does every night giving up one sole tally in the second encounter. The Punishers played a smart simple series by sticking to the basics like many good teams do when they reach a certain stage. A.Kobayati and K.Tsoukalas were the lone scorers in the first match. The second game saw A.Laramee and his captain J.Fidrilis provide much of the offense as both players each scored twice. Now that this round is out of the way, the Punishers will have a different challenge ahead of them. Their next opponent put up some nice numbers during the regular season and it won't come easy. The good news is that they are the only team to hand Venom a loss this season.

(2)Punishers vs Les Unknown (0) Game 1

(1)Les Unknown vs Punishers (5) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Punishers. The net minder couldn't have asked for a better performance. Apart-from one goal, Mackeen was flawless, frustrating Les Unknown on a few occasions.

 

Round 1   division 2

Excalibur move on after a pair of nail biters

It didn't come easy but the Excalibur found a way twice to edge out a resilient Degenerates team. The first encounter couldn't have been any closer as a shootout was required to determine a winner. With F.Bchara releasing a quick wrist shot to beat F.Baratta, and S.Sauk denying three straight breakaway attempts, the Excalibur gave themselves a big edge heading into game two. Still, plenty of work was ahead of them if they planned on sweeping their opponent. They did do the right thing by always playing with the lead. At one point, F.Bchara provided a three goal margin toward the tail end of the match which appeared to be enough for a guaranteed win. However, that wasn't the case at all as the Degenerates continued to battle hard. In the span of only one minute, they managed to score two goals to pull within one. Unfortunately, despite having one minute for an equaliser, the Degenerates couldn't get there in time. S.Sauk had a stellar series in net, and was a huge reason why his club will advance to the semi finals.

(1)Degenerates vs Excalibur (2) S.O Game 1

(4)Excalibur vs Degenerates (3) Game 2

Four teams are now left over to battle it out in a semi final round. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Dragons vs Excalibur (5) It may sound simple but very hard to do. The Excalibur know that they have to pay attention to S.Robineault and E.Girouard. And even though they apply a strict game plan, the dynamic duo seem to always find a way.

(2)1 Timer vs Fatal Demons (3) Clearly, the 1 Timer have the edge with their overall speed versus an older opponent. However, the Fatal Demons do have a ton of experience, and a smaller surface may play to their advantage, especially if they can grab the lead.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fadel Bchara of the Excalibur. After netting the sole shootout marker in the opening contest, F.Bchara duplicated his efforts in game two providing a second game winner to help send his club through to the next round.

2019-08-15
Masters 35+ division

Thursday August 15

M.Pinheiro continues to tear in up for National

Look up the word clutch in the Hockeyballe.com Masters division dictionary and you'll likely find M.Pinheiro's picture underneath. For how dominant he's been so far, it's hardly surprising that the National captain would have another major impact. In both their wins over the HBHA Seniors, Pinheiro was involved in every single goal that included the shootout winner in the opening contest. To his help, S.Laplante also had an influence taking care of the back end accumulating four points. The HBHA Seniors had a chance to bounce back and even the score but kept running into penalty trouble. By visiting the penalty box on three occasions, National made them pay every single time.

(5)National vs HBHA Seniors(3) S.O

(1)HBHA Seniors vs National (4)

S.Marricco hungry for goals in Left Over's pair of wins over Family

S.Marricco continues to demonstrate that scoring goals is part of his makeup. The hardnosed forward may not score them pretty but manages to find the back of the net on his persistent play in front of the net. The Family, although did an overall fine job on Thursday night, struggled to contain Marricco, who struck four times as part of a six point performance. The Left Over's did the wise thing of starting off strong in both their wins. K.Miraldo was involved in five goals while G.Platanitis allowed only two markers in a short span. The first period appeared to suggest that the Left Over's would have had an easy night. But that wasn't at all the case with Family taking over as of the second period. P.Brosseau and J.Iacampo each tallied to cause some concern only to run out of time.

(5)Left Over's vs The Family (2)

(0)The Family vs Left Over's(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. It's clear that M.Pinheiro has the most accurate shot in the Masters 35+ division. Once again, he was able to hit his target several times finishing off another productive night on five goals, two assists and a shootout winner.

D Division

Thursday August 15

(7)Smooth Sailors vs Job on Demand (4)

Smooth Sailors jump to quick start to hold off Job on Demand

You never want to fall behind early on three goals, and that's unfortunately what the Job on Demand had to deal with on Thursday night. Just over six minutes had gone by for the Smooth Sailors to dictate the pace of the match. But as miserable as it was, the Job on Demand did finally wake up even though it proved to be costly. On two occasions, they managed to pull themselves within one.  J.DeStefano gave life to the Job on Demand by narrowing the gap to only one goal but that lasted only so long as the Smooth Sailors immediately regained control of the game. C.Fragkiudakis provided a two goal cushion, and A.Rapone widened the gap shortly after to put the contest out of reach.

(2)Fatal Demons vs United Armenians (6)

Fatal Demons must deal with painful end of season following loss to United Armenians

The Fatal Demons found only disappointment having to end their season earlier than hoped for. Both teams entered the night expecting to secure a playoff spot or at the very least be within striking distance. However, that wasn't the case for the Fatal Demons, who were nowhere to be found in their most important game of the season. The United Armenians were quicker and more agile which gave them a massive edge. It took them only five minutes to produce four goals. G.Jerjian notched the winner while adding a late power play marker.

(5)Legacy vs SBS Trashers(4)

J.Rochon scores decisive goal as Legacy edge out Trashers

J.Rochon scored the winner very late of a back and forth game as Legacy edged the SBS Trashers on Thursday night. The game had its momentum swings. Legacy roared out to a 3-0 lead before the first period ended. Then, the tides turned and the SBS Trashers took over on four straight markers with A.Plescia eventually putting his team up by the six minute mark of the second period. For a very long stretch, both sides decided to tighten up their game. Legacy knew they played a little careless but had enough time to address their woes. And after getting their act straight, the third period proved why they are a team to be reckoned with. A.Stamiris was able to come through and level while J.Rochon delivered a massive blow by netting his second leaving only 19 seconds on the clock.

The SalumiVino player goes to Jason Rochon of Legacy. With the game on the line, the power forward came through riffling his second to decide a wild back and forth affair with the SBS Trashers.

2019-08-14
F Division playoffs

Wednesday August 14 (Semi finals)

(7)Bramabulls vs Carnage (5) Game 1

Carnage devastated after blowing huge lead

The Bramabulls faced little adversity in the regular season finishing with a near perfect record. After the first period in their playoff round versus Carnage, that changed as they found themselves in unfamiliar territory playing down by four goals. And as much as it seemed farfetched for that type of a comeback, the Bramabulls are one team that can perhaps defy the odds. The problem however wasn't that the Bramabulls fought hard to battle back and steal the game-from their opponent, but more so that Carnage let this golden opportunity slip away. The key sequence for the pendulum swing occurred in a very short span where the Bramabulls used two shorthanded goals to pull within one. Clearly, that fired up the bench knowing that there was more to come. J.Palmitano struck late in the second period for his clubs first lead, and S.Liparota buried his second to provide a two goal cushion with less than six minutes remaining. There is no doubt that F.Pace and the rest of his team will be devastated-from this particular loss. The good news is that they know they can compete with the Bramabulls, and will have a whole week to reflect on what to do in order to put up a similar challenge.

(7)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (8) Game 1

Knights come out on top of slugfest

S.Ruggiero had one of his better games, and the Knights needed all of his production. The sniper had three goals and a pair of assists, and the Knights held on to what was a wild hockey game. By no means did this contest have the blue prints of a playoff game. But both sides decided to take their chances in a run and gun style that ultimately favoured the Knights in the end. What makes this difficult to swallow for the Mighty Drunks is that they ran up the score in the first period on three unanswered goals. And rather than bearing down, the second period turned into an instant nightmare. The Knights erupted winning the frame 6-1 with Ruggiero stealing the show on a hat trick. The Mighty Drunks did not throw in the towel with still a period remaining, and actually bounced back to level after a brutal frame. Then, in the span of only one minute and change, R.Kilgour and A.Fonrose each scored for the Knights, who held on to a dramatic ending.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Ruggiero of the Knights.  Everyone will agree that it takes a team effort to win you a hockey game, but at the same time, the Knights won't disagree that S.Ruggiero was extremely vital for this particular win. The sniper was instrumental bagging three goals and two helpers to help capture game 1 for the Knights.

2019-08-12
Premier division

Monday August 12

(0)Punishers vs Black Knights (4)

Black Knights ride hot power play to thumping of Punishers

After being held scoreless for the first period, the Black Knights manufactured a pair of second period goals to seize a 2-0 lead before rattling off a pair by the third to shutout the Punishers. K.Duplin scored twice while J.Gagne collected three helpers. It was a game that everything went right for one team and wrong for the other. The Punishers had their fair share of chances only to keep getting denied by F.Gagnon. The only time they felt that the game was slipping away was by the nine minute mark of the third period where S.Lajeunesse widened the gap by three. With only one game left in the regular season, the Black Knights will attempt to capture first place by needing a single point versus the All Blacks.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fred Gagnon of the Black Knights.  The net minder was sharp and ready to play on Monday night stopping enough quality chances to capture a well earned shutout.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday August 12

Degenerates unable to solve S.Sauk for three straight periods

Sometimes it just isn't your night. Sometimes you run into a buzz saw or a brick wall. The Degenerates, for three straight periods couldn't solve S.Sauk, who enabled the Excalibur to collect a 3-0 victory. Luckily enough, a deeper bench came into play and the Degenerates used their extra push to finally crack the net minder. There lone three goals came in the last single frame where S.Marricco struck first while setting up J-P Bertrand minutes later for the game winning tally. For how close the game went, F.Baratta was perhaps the reason why his club split with the Excalibur. His willingness to combat every ball came into play as he denied two incredible scoring chances. It was shortly after that sequence that the Degenerates put their game together and ran away with the match.

(0)Degenerates vs Excalibur (3)

(1)Excalibur vs Degenerates (3)

Fatal Demons roll over Unknown to clinch first round bye

The Fatal Demons rolled over a depleted Unknown squad, and by doing so are glad to avoid an unnecessary first round match up. It took two regulation wins in order to leap frog the Degenerates and secure a third place finish. Clearly, it helped having two spares versus a team without and change ups. Les Unknown knew they needed at the very least the first goal in order to have some sort of chance. Unfortunately, they were stuck playing-from behind in both games which only tired them out even more. The first encounter was rather close with the Fatal Demons using two second period goals in order to secure a 3-0 win. However, the same couldn't be said for the next match where Les Unknown were completely out of it. The game lasted only one frame with the Fatal Demons roaring to a 6-1 lead. J.Palmitano helped sparked the landslide win courtesy of his hat trick that was part of an overall five point night.

(3)Fatal Demons vs Les Unknown (0)

(1)Les Unknown vs Fatal Demons (6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Fatal Demons. By collecting two regulation wins, the Fatal Demons avoid an extra playoff round. Both their victories were led by Palmitano, who accumulated a total of four goals and two assists.

The regular season for both division 1 & 2 came to an end on Monday night. With Venom topping the first division, the Punishers will take on Les Unknown in a semi final round. The Punishers will look to advance and reach the final based on their consistency over the season unlike Les Unknown who never seem to be sure who shows up.

As for the second division, a fourth vs fifth match up will need to take place to claim the fourth spot. That match will feature the Degenerates versus the Excalibur. Both teams just finished playing each other, and if that game is any indication of what's to come, than expect a very close series. The seeding is as follows:

(1)Dragons

(2)1 Timer

(3)Fatal Demons

(4)Degenerates vs Excalibur (5)

Note: The 1 Timer will face off against the Fatal Demons in a semi final round while the Dragons await the winner between the Degenerates and the Excalibur.

2019-08-08
Masters 35+ division

Thursday August 8

Some lack of discipline enable National to split with Left Over's

Unable to address that one very important area of the game, the Left Over's may have let the second match slip away to National. You never want to visit the penalty box, especially in a 4 vs 4 format. National managed to overcome a 2-0 deficit in large part due to their captain M.Pinheiro. The sniper riffled a perfect one timer to level the game for his second and was the only player to score in the shootout on a precise wrist shot. O.Meilleur was involved in all three goals for the Nationals victory. Prior to the second encounter, the Left Over's took the opening game in what was another nail biter till the end. S.Marricco led the charge up front on two goals, but it was K.Miraldo's marker that made the difference as it stood up for the winner.

(3)Left Over's vs National (2)

(4)National vs Left Over's(3) S.O

The Family is starting to stand their ground as they trade wins with HBHA Seniors

Its better late than never and that is the attitude the Family will take-from now on heading into the post season. Even though it's been a struggle, the Family are starting to turn things around, and it couldn't be happening at a better time. Both their games with the HBHA Seniors could have gone either way. The first one did belong to the Family thanks to A.Perrault's two goals along with S.Cavallaro's winner that snapped a 2-2 tie. Much of the ensuing match reflected the first game. This time however, the HBHA Seniors found a way to come out on top. After collecting a pair of first period goals, K.Koutsogiannopoulos set up D.Andrade twice that included the decider of a 4-4 tie.

(3)The Family vs HBHA Seniors (2)

(5)HBHA Seniors vs The Family (4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Marricco of the Left Over's. By applying his relentless work ethic, S.Marricco had a very productive night accumulating a total of four key points.

D Division

Thursday August 8

(3)Job on Demand vs Legacy(2)

A.Sonny Longo's late goal lifts Job on Demand over Legacy

With Legacy not doing themselves any favours visiting the penalty box, the Job on Demand made them pay in the end. J.Hassan took advantage to level the game in the third period and A.Sonny Longo put the final dagger with only 14 seconds left on the clock. As expected, this game was going to be tight with plenty of pride-from the two sides. P.Assadi was one player definitely up for the challenge and did not disappoint allowing only two goals against a lethal offense.

(5)Smooth Sailors vs Fatal Demons (2)

Smooth Sailors breathe easy only in late moments

The Smooth Sailors had to have thought that this game was going to be easy and done with-from the beginning. And why not considering how both teams have fared all season long. While the Smooth Sailors have no issues scoring goals, the Fatal Demons can't seem to get their act together and defend properly. Add all that up,a lopsided affair was to be expected. But the Fatal Demons didn't make things easy for the Smooth Sailors on Thursday night, who needed the entire match in order to feel secure about their chances. J.Bolanakis created the doubt by posting two quick goals in the third period to pull the Fatal Demons within one. It was only by the ten minute mark of the frame that the Smooth Sailors clamped the victory. M.Maggiore doubled the lead and M.Testolina followed up only moments later to put the match to rest.

(4)United Armenians vs SBS Trashers(7)

SBS Trashers score 7 unanswered to defeat United Armenians

After allowing the first two goals of the game, the SBS Trashers put on a show netting seven unanswered en route to a 7-4 victory. The surge only began as of the six minute mark of the second period. Once Joseph Scalia broke the ice, the snow ball effect was in motion. The natural sniper potted his second four minutes later and J.Desmarais took over in the third on a pair of insurance markers. To their credit, the United Armenians put up a decent challenge considering the lopsided body count-from the two benches.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pedram Assadi of the Job on Demand. It seemed like the net minder could do no wrong on Thursday night. It's never easy limiting Legacy to a pair of goals but P.Assadi proved to everyone that he can defy the odds.

2019-08-07
F Division

Wednesday August 7

 (7)Knights vs Carnage(5) S.O

 J-M Loiseau nets hat trick and shootout winner for Knights

 J-M Loiseau made an impact as he scored three goals and added the winner in the shootout to give the Knights a feel good victory to cap off their season. Loiseau's hat trick was by far the highlight of a game that featured plenty of back and forth action. Even though Carnage fell short, they'll still have plenty to take-from the loss after mounting a massive third period comeback. C.Moutafis was largely responsible for sending the game into extra time by striking twice while adding a helper. After a scoreless sudden death frame, the Knights prevailed in the shootout. J-M Loiseau and S.Ruggiero each scored while S.Sauk stood firm denying two attempts.

(6)Mighty Drunks vs Bramabulls(4)

 Y.Dube and Mighty Drunks end Bramabulls perfect season

Its perhaps not the right time to suffer a first defeat with the playoffs just around the corner, but the Bramabulls wont be too concerned with this particular loss. Both teams entered the contest with plenty of missing players, especially the Bramabulls who had all but one player to change with. Regardless the situation, the Mighty Drunks went about their business and showed that they can compete with the division's giant. Out of their six goals, Y.Dube tore down the opposition's defense riffling four markers. The Bramabulls hung in there for nearly the entire game up until Dube's late marker sealed the outcome.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-M Loiseau of the Knights. J-M Loiseau delivered an impressive performance rattling off three goals along with the shootout winner.

The F division regular season came to an end on Wednesday night. With only one regular season loss, the Bramabulls will take on the fourth place Carnage. The other match up will feature the Mighty Drunks squaring off against the Knights.

(1)Bramabulls vs Carnage(4) There is no doubt the Bramabulls will be the heavy favorites. And while they'll do their part, it will be up to Carnage to play a near perfect series. F.Pace has plenty to figure out and will need for all his players to buy into a system in hopes of having a chance.

 (2)Mighty Drunks vs Knights(3) In a series that could go either way, the Mighty Drunks have shown more consistency throughout the regular season. The Knights will most likely be busier on their own end of the court which will leave them no choice for S.Sauk to steal the show.

2019-08-06
Premier Division

Tuesday August 6

(2)Punishers vs GK(5)

Punishers collapse in third as GK score 4 unanswered to win

On Tuesday, a meltdown by the Punishers in the final frame turned a one goal lead into a 5-2 loss to the hands of GK. This was a game that the GK struggled to find traction-from the start not able to produce until the latter stages of the match. All it took was a small five minutes for the GK to burst the game wide open. T.Pham was a big reason why his club prevailed in the end. After setting up J.Bradley to even the score, T.Pham added a pair of goals including the winner to cap off a remarkable late push. Both sides didn't have their full roster which made the playing field even. It came in a losing cause, but T.Bozinakis and C.Gingras did more than their share collecting two points each.

(6)Black Knights vs GK(5)

One extra period catches up to the GK in double header night

For two straight frames, the GK were in fine shape building a 4-2 lead. But when a team just comes off a hard felt match moment's ago, it's safe to say that fatigue tends to kick in. The Black Knights knew this and made sure to keep a full out pace in order to run down their opponent. The eventual comeback began with the help of Y.Tifu's power play goal. Clearly, that sparked his club to follow up and they did on a pair of quick tallies-from C.St-Hilaire and J.Velenosi. The GK looked like they needed a break badly in the third playing like they didn't have much left in the tank. Still, they weren't out of it and needed only one tally to even the score. T.Pham did provide it on his second of the match. Unfortunately for the GK, one play late in the game put the Black Knights back in front thanks to Y.Tifu's second of the frame. J.Desmarais scored twice,J-F Di Iorio collected four points for the Black Knights while for a second straight game, T.Pham was stellar accumulating three more points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Thanh Pham of GK.  In back to back games, T.Pham was an absolute force bagging a total of four goals as part of a six point night.

2019-08-05
4 vs 4 Division

Monday August 5

M.Arkalis and Punishers eventually get serious in thumping of Excalibur

The first period on Monday night seemed like it could have gone either way. Then they solved the Excalibur's coverage and started to play harder resulting in a one sided affair. M.Arkalis put things into motion with two very quick goals for a 5-3 lead and the Punishers never looked back en route to a pair of victories. A.Laramee was vital to the quick start in the second encounter netting two markers. The Punishers avoided a sluggish start by running up the score to substantial 5-1 after one period. A.Sarigiannis opened and closed off the scoring to record a hat trick while P.Arkalis was feeling generous providing a handful of assists. Despite the losses, M.Bchuti gave the Excalibur a decent push by netting a first period hat trick as part of a five point night.

(7)Punishers vs Excalibur vs (4)

(3)Excalibur vs Punishers (10)

1 Timer face difficult challenge dropping both games to the Dragons

For how well things have been going so far for the 1 Timer, maybe tonight's challenge against the Dragons is a good wakeup call on what is to expect in the upcoming post season. The 1 Timer realised that it won't come easy as both games were played till the very end. Unfortunately, they couldn't get a positive result having to settle for a lone shootout point. The Dragons took a crazy first encounter after mounting a remarkable comeback thanks to a pair of goals-from P.Cardillo ,E.Girouard and D.Gagnon. The shootout winner however belonged to S.Robineault as the only player to score during the breakaways. Even though the second encounter was just as close, both sides decided to tighten up their game. And for a second straight time, the Dragons fought-from behind to capture another victory. Much of the success was attributed to E.Girouard and S.Robineault. The dynamic duo once again found a way to make a difference as both players complimented each other on all three goals.

(7)1 Timer vs Dragons (8) S.O

(3)Dragons vs 1 Timer(2)

Les Unknown run out of steam to settle for split with Degenerates

Unable to keep up a rampant pace, Les Unknown didn't have the surge they needed in order to sweep the Degenerates. At some point it seemed inevitable that the Degenerates would get it right by just playing harder than their opponent. They may have dropped the opening contest, but by battling hard, it was just a question of time before they would take over. Scoring efforts came-from four different players that included the winner by Q.Joseph. Les Unknown got their winning tally in the earlier match courtesy of M.Morin, who participated in all three goals for the win. It's only been recent that the Degenerates are starting to play some good hockey. By adding F.Baratta between the pipes along with a better structured game, things are finally falling into place for the Degenerates.

(3)Les Unknown vs Degenerates (1)

(4)Degenerates vs Les Unknown (3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Simon Robineault of the Dragons. There was no doubt that the Dragons sniper was influential in both wins over the 1 Timer. After netting the shootout winner in the first contest, S.Robineault collected three straight points in the ensuing match to edge out his opponent for a second straight time.

2019-08-01
D Division

Thursday August 1

(6)SBS Trashers vs Legacy (5)

A.Gentile's goal lifts SBS Trashers to wild win over Legacy

They didn't have a great start but the SBS Trashers are very happy with the way things ended with Legacy. Despite the amount of goals traded, this contest was extremely close needing only a wild finish to decide matters. J.Scalia and A.Gentile each scored passed the ten minute mark of the final frame, and the SBS Trashers held up killing what felt like four very long minutes. Legacy started the night stronger thanks to one of their many snipers in E.Girouard. The veteran was definitely their most productive player netting three goals for a hat trick. The SBS Trashers relied more on balance scoring but did get a clutch performance by Gentile, who struck twice including the winner.

(4)Fatal Demons vs Job on Demand (7)

Fatal Demons struggling to keep up

It seems no matter what formula or game plan they apply, the Fatal Demons can't seem to keep up with most of their opponents. Tonight's loss was another classic example. The first period wasn't the issue as they managed to play with a slight lead. However, once they entered the second, things only turned for the worse. The Job on Demand took over on four consecutive goals with scoring efforts-from different players. E.Salhany was the only player to score twice in the win while A.Zarzour netted a pair for the Fatal Demons. At this rate, the Fatal Demons will need the blessing of a higher power if they plan on going anywhere.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Gentile of the SBS Trashers. His timely goal enabled the SBS Trashers to top a powerful opponent.

Masters 35+ division

Thursday August 1

M.Pinheiro leads National rout of Family

M.Pinheiro couldn't be stopped In Nationals two victories over the Family. The captain was on the floor for nine out of a possible eleven points. National gained steamed nearly right away in both wins striking three times in the first periods. M.Gallant was tested only occasionally giving up a total of three goals. The net minder was square to the ball limiting plenty of rebounds. His only slight let down came in the final frame of the second game where M.Sasso and M.Defanti each got the better of him.

(1)The Family National (6)

(5)National vs The Family (2)

Left Over's level with HBHA Seniors after late collapse

It happened, and the Left Over's made sure to erase a bad memory very quickly. Throughout most of the opening match, the Left Over's couldn't have played a better game that was up until there was only three minutes left on the clock. Then, it all fell apart. A 4-2 lead suddenly turned into a deficit and the Left Over's had no idea what had hit them. To their credit, the HBHA Seniors mounted a remarkable comeback with only one change up. During that time, K.Koutsogiannopoulos struck twice followed with quick goals-from G.Vouloumanos and D.Andrade. With an ensuing match only moments away, the Left Over's weren't planning on repeating the same mistake, especially against a depleted line up. This time, they got it right by preserving a late 4-2 lead thanks to an overall committed effort. Y.Derohannessian and R.Elias each scored twice while G.Vouloumanos did the same thing for the HBHA Seniors.

(6)HBHA Seniors vs Left Over's (4)

(4)Left Over's vs HBHA Seniors (2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. The sharp shooter was once again on top of his game riffling four goals as part of an impressive nine point performance.

2019-07-31
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F Division

Wednesday July 31

(1)Knights vs Bramabulls(7)

T.Karasek third period hat trick leads Bramabulls past Knights

With the Bramabaulls holding a 3-0 lead, T.Karasek made sure to put the game to rest on a third period hat trick. The Bramabulls improve to a flawless 8-0 record needing only one more win to solidify a perfect regular season record. The first two periods were fairly close with the Knights still in striking distance. Unfortunately, they just couldn't make a game of it despite their very short bench. G.Follano did not give up a goal up until R.Kilgour beat him by the six minute mark of the third period. N.Sbarra collected three points and T.Karasek added a pair of assists to his third period outburst.

(9)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage (4)

Back to back power play goals help Mighty Drunks top Carnage

The Mighty Drunks made the most of their sudden power play chances. In a high scoring back and forth affair, the Mighty Drunks riffled a pair of timely power play markers to put themselves in  the driver's seat by the mid way point of the match. The contest was still very close with the Mighty Drunks only up by one. But with Y.Dube striking for a second time while setting up M.Beaudry shortly after, the Mighty Drunks knew they had this game in the bag. Carnage invested most of their energy early on three first period goals. Clearly, their three change ups caught up to them in the end as they barely any legs left to compete with a deeper roster. M.Mogianesi, normally known for his sound defensive game showed much more on this particular night collecting two goals and a pair of helpers.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michael Mogianesi of the Mighty Drunks. The sound defenseman dominated every aspect of the game making big plays with and without the ball to merit the honour.

2019-07-29
4 vs 4 Division

Monday July 29

S.Athanasopoulos putting up the points for the Punishers

What a spark S.Athanasopoulos provided for the Punishers on Monday night.  In both wins over Les Unknown, the Punishers scored a total of nine goals that saw S.Athanasopoulos involved in every single one of them. After notching the winner in a close 3-2 win, Athanasopoulos collected six straight helpers to cap off an extraordinary night. A.Kobayati, K.Tsoukalas and J.Chiropoulos all benefited netting two goals each. The two clubs entered the evening very short which gave neither side any sort of advantage. The Punishers did however find a way to be the better of the two sides on their ability to shutting it down.

(2)Les Unknown vs Punishers (3)

(6)Punishers vs Les Unknown (4)

Degenerates taking advantage of a given situation

It wasn't a complicated formula for the Degenerates after eyeing a very short bench. By using their deeper bench to force checking relentlessly, the ball would often end up on their stick, and with that, came plenty of scoring opportunities. Although, the first game didn't come easy at all as the Fatal Demons protected a 1-0 lead for a very long stretch. That was up until L.Folini finally got to B.Verducci passed the mid way point of the final frame. The Degenerates felt something brewing and weren't content on only their equaliser. It took just over a minute-from that point on for N.Guerra to put his club in front for the first time in the match. Now that they put themselves in that position, the Degenerates never looked back including the ensuing game where they never once trailed. J-P.Bertrand scored twice as part of a three point performance and F.Baratta was rock solid in net allowing only three goals.

(2)Degenerates vs Fatal Demons (1)

(2)Fatal Demons vs Degenerates (5)

J.Guye-Perrault red hot on back to back hat tricks

J.Guye-Perrault scored plenty of goals and in bunches to help preserve an impressive season so far for the 1 Timer. And while many had their hand in two easy wins versus the Excalibur there was no doubt that J.Guye-Perrault garnered the most attention. The 1 Timer very simply in a league of their own on this particular night.At no point did the Excalibur pose any sort of threat except for perhaps a couple of minutes in the second encounter. But even though they made it close by cutting the lead in half, the 1 Timer didn't take long to respond and distance themselves on a pair of quick goals. In addition to their explosive offense, the defensive part was equally impressive with F.Koch holding the fort in net. The net minder was sharp once again allowing only one goal in each of the two games.

(8)1 Timer vs Excalibur (1)

(1)Excalibur vs 1 Timer (5)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Guye-Perrault of the 1 Timer. J.Guye-Perrault closed off a very productive night posting two hat tricks in a pair of convincing wins over the Excalibur.

2019-07-25
Masters 35+ division

Thursday July 25

Family use simple game plan to get in the win column

It may not have happened in the first game, but the Family eventually got it right soon after to finally hit their first win of the season. Their method was simple and it worked as they out ran a depleted line up. That kind of ball possession is usually a question of time for the game to tilt into one direction. The Family used a huge late first period goal by R.Guggenburger to even the score. Then, by the mid way point of the ensuing frame, K.DiLallo gained control on a big go ahead marker. The Left Over's did elevate their game in hopes of equalising the score but kept getting denied by M.Mascitto. K.Miraldo and M.Kardum had productive performances as both players collected three points each for the Left Over's.

(1)The Family vs Left Over's(3)

(1)Left Over's vs The Family(3)

Captain J.Kontitsis comes through in the clutch twice for the HBHA Seniors

The HBHA Seniors capped off a perfect night and in large part due to their captain. J.Kontitsis had a major hand in both wins versus National. After netting the winner in the opening contest, J.Kontitsis had more to show for in the next encounter where he scored once while setting up M.Pololos for the game winning goal. Despite their short bench, endurance didn't seem to be an issue for a team with only one change up. The HBHA Seniors know how to conserve their energy and when to apply it .Both wins came with their ability to defend well, getting exceptional goaltending-from E.Parent and timely goals.

(3)HBHA Seniors vs National (2)

(2)National vs HBHA Seniors (3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Mascitto of the Family. After going half a season without a win, the Family were finally able to celebrate it thanks to their net minder.

D Division

Thursday July 25

(5)SBS Trashers vs Fatal Demons (4) S.O

SBS Trashers pull it off without major pieces

Considering the circumstances, the SBS Trashers did something remarkable on Thursday night by edging out a desperate Fatal Demons team in a shootout. Not bad for a team without significant components missing-from their line up. The SBS Trashers gained control of their destiny to punching a ticket into the post season. G.Bampos came through as the only player to score during the shootout. And with that extra point, the standings just got complicated for the Fatal Demons, who will need to tweak their game moving forward if they plan on going anywhere. M.Panarello had a monster night collecting three points in the win. To their help, S.Sauk came in as a last second addition and did not disappoint making enough spectacular saves.

(8)United Armenians vs Job on Demand (5)

Arms light fire in third thanks to Y.Derohannessian

Y.Derohannessian notched a third period hat trick to break open a tie game to lead his team to an important victory over the Job on Demand. It's usually not the formula you want to work with on only three change ups but that didn't matter considering the Job on Demand were short as well. Derohannessian had already tallied in the first period before completing an impressive four goal performance. The win helps put the United Armenians in a playoff spot with a one point cushion over the basement dwellers Fatal Demons.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes Yerik Derohannessian of the United Armenians. The highly skilled forward was definitely feeling it on this night providing four goals to help lead his club to victory.

2019-07-24
F Division

Wednesday July 24

(6)Knights vs Mighty Drunks (3)

Knights pull away in third to hand Mighty Drunks a 6-3 loss

C.Durante netted the game winner and the Knights used three third period goals to down the Mighty Drunks on Wednesday night. For two straight periods neither side had an edge trading the same amount of goals. By sticking to their game plan, the Knights found a way to be better scoring twice in a short span. A.Jalilvand tallied twice and added the helper on Durante's winner. The Mighty Drunks assembled some last second bodies to floor a decent team. Despite the lack of chemistry, they still fared well keeping it very close. S.Sicuso may have arguably been their best player bagging two goals and an assist.

(1)Carnage vs Bramabulls(5)

Bramabulls breathe easy on three third period goals

Even though they led 2-0 after two periods, the Bramabulls still felt that Carnage was hanging in there. That was up until they decided to pull away on three third period markers. Much of the credit was attributed to S.Liparota and A.Moffa as both players turned it up a notch combining for six points. Carnage, although struggled to find the back of the net got some satisfaction when D.Xiarchos spoiled G.Follano's shutout with less than five minutes remaining in the game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Stefano Liparota. After leading 2-0 heading into the third period, S.Liparota broke the game wide open riffling two markers and a helper.

2019-07-23
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2019-07-22
4 vs 4 Division

Monday July 22

Nick Gilberts leads Venom by example again

There is no debate that within the Venom roster that it all starts with N.Gilbert. Venoms possession and the transition game are at its top and N.Gilbert keys them. By reading the play the way he does, the skilled d-man had a field day in his clubs two wins over the Fatal Demons. After scoring twice and setting up a late marker in the opening game, Gilbert continued to deliver in the second match participating in all four goals. The key factors for the two wins came due to a quick start. The Fatal Demons play to their strengths when being up. Unfortunately, they found themselves down early and never really recuperated to get back into it. J.DeSua scored twice in the first contest and M.Trivisonno was nearly flawless allowing only J.Palmitano to get the better of him.

(1)Fatal Demons vs Venom (6)

(4)Venom vs Fatal Demons (0)

A.Porfido far-from being done

Even at this stage in his career, A.Porfido still has the play making skills and a high hockey IQ to help out his current club. The Dragons were able to celebrate two wins with A.Porfido being a noticeable reason why. With the help of E.Girourad's game winner on a feed-from Pordido along with P.Assadi denying all 15 shots his way, the Dragons took the opener by a slight 2-0 margin. Shortly after, Porfido showed what he is still capable of. Four out of the five Dragons goals all came thanks to A.Porfido being involved one way or another. More noticeably, the veteran snapped a late 3-3 tie before feeding a yawning cage to secure another victory. The Dragons played both games extremely smart with only changes to their line up.

(2)Dragons vs Excalibur (0)

(3)Excalibur vs Dragons (5)

Captain J.Constantin has monster night for Les Unknown

There is no question that the Unknowns captain stood out on Monday night. J.Constantin was his clubs offensive catalyst, especially in the first encounter leading his club on a hat trick. After taking a convincing 5-0 win, Les Unknown remained in full force heading into the next encounter. And again, J.Constantin continued-from where he left off adding three more points to his total. The 50 in 07 struggled to get much going on this night and only got on board when S.Raydan finally got to M.Chamoun. Throughout both games, Les Unknown controlled most of the play resulting in a pair of easy wins.

(5)Les Unknown vs 50 in 07(0)

(1)50 in 07 vs Les Unknown (6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Angelo Porfido of the Dragons. In a game that could have gone either way, A.Porfido was able to decide it late on his fifth point of the night.

2019-07-15
4 vs 4 Division

Monday July 15

Venom top 50 in 07 in lopsided wins

It didn't take long for Venom to dictate the pace. Only eight minutes and change had gone by for them to build a comfortable 5-1 lead. J.Parisella connected twice early on before completing his hat trick in the second period. Knowing that the ensuing match was going to be just as difficult, the 50 in 07 hoped to address a better start. Unfortunately, much of what had just happened translated into the second game. Venom used five unanswered goals by the first to put the night to rest. Once again, Parisella wasn't to be denied adding two more tallies. N.Gilbert and J.Vinet were also productive as both players combined for a total of eleven points in both games.

(2)50 in 07 vs Venom (8)

(7)Venom vs 50 in 07(2)

1 Timer doomed by penalty trouble

Everything about the 1 Timers game was going in accordance to plan, except for one area. By visiting the penalty box in three occasions, the opportunity was missed in order to squeeze out a split with the Punishers. The Punishers comeback was led on three straight power play markers on scoring efforts-from three different players. A.Laramee was the one to snap a 3-3 tie giving the Punishers their first lead of the night. Still, the 1 Timer had another shot at redeeming themselves but did not have the luxury of playing with the lead. After a scoreless opening frame, A.Kobayati and P.Arkalis each found the back of the net for the Punishers which forced the 1 Timer to respond. T.Daigneault did cut the lead in half but the tally came to late leaving only 15 seconds on the clock.

(1)1 Timer vs Punishers (5)

(2)Punishers vs 1 Timer (1)

A.Fonrose lifts Excalibur to 2-1 shootout win

In what was a dead heat low scoring battle, A.Fonrose`s shootout goal decided matters in the opening contest. The Excalibur only got on board later in the second frame when S.St-Louis finally got to Z.Sistosis. The Golden Boys went dry on their two shootout attempts unable to solve S.Sauk. Similar to the first encounter, the second one saw both sides keep it close trading only one goal. The only difference was that the Excalibur struck first thanks to the very same S.St-Louis. S.Sauk and Z.Sistotsis were solid in net giving every chance possible for their side to excel.

(1)Golden Boys vs Excalibur (2) S.O

(1)Excalibur vs Golden Boys (1)

Les Unknown show no lack of energy with only 5 players

Whether it was the lack of a killer instinct-from the Dragons or that Les Unknown just played it smart neither side probably expected this kind of an ending. Les Unknown had only one change up and somehow found most of their energy by the last period of the second game. It was by then where they took over the match collecting five goals that saw A.Henein do something remarkable by bagging a hat trick. Granted, the Dragons were also without three significant pieces but still had the body count over their opponent. A.Porfido helped provide the win in the opening game on a pair of goals and an assist. Despite dropping the second encounter, P.Cardillo was a force accumulating three points that included two goals.

(3)Les Unknown vs Dragons (5)

(3)Dragons vs Les Unknown (6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of the Excalibur. The net minder was in superb form allowing only a total of two goals all night that included a pair of stops during the shootouts.

2019-07-11
D Division

Thursday July 11

(3)Job on Demand vs Smooth Sailors (8)

J.Mandracchia making it look easy, nets 4 goals and 6 points

It didn't take long for the Smooth Sailors top centre man to get things going.  As little as three minutes had gone by when J.Mandracchia notched a pair of goals lifting the Smooth Sailors to a commanding lead. The game may have appeared to be headed as an easy night for the Smooth Sailors, but that was cut to rest when J.Courteau and Y.Gazura responded to even the score, at least till that point. The Smooth Sailors eventually hit a scoring burst by the second period on three unanswered goals. Up 6-2 heading into the third period, J.Mandracchia hit his target for a fourth time as part of a six point performance. C.Fragkiudakis helped set up his clubs first three goals before adding one by the end of the second period.

(6)SBS Trashers vs United Armenians (7)

Y.Derohannessian 4 goal surge sinks the SBS Trashers

Y.Derohannesian provided all the offense and on the strength of a four goal performance to propel the United Armenians to an important 7-6 victory. The result puts the United Armenians in the win column to keep their playoff aspirations alive. Momentum took its turns with the SBS Trashers eventually overcoming a 3-0 deficit. With a huge third period ahead, E.Panzera and J.Desmarais each scored their second to level the game at six goals apiece. But with the game winding down to its final moments, Y.Derohannessian couldn't be denied for a fourth time. A.Papazian was vital to the win as well providing four assists in which Derohannessian benefited three times.

(3)Job on Demand vs Smooth Sailors (8)

C.Gingras's greatness on full display versus the Fatal Demons

A player who barley misses detail, who possesses an iron will to match his incredible skill is doing everything in his power to grab it. After a quiet first period, the Job on Demands go to man was ready. By the time the second period ended, C.Gingras scored twice while setting up Y.Gazura for a perfect one timer. The Fatal Demons were still very much in striking distance of this contest when A.Zarzour narrowed the gap to only one tally. Then, minutes later, the script repeated itself with Gingras posting a hat trick. Considering that the Job on Demand played only an hour earlier in difficult conditions, the energy levels were still in full force as they finished stronger than their opponent.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yerik Derohannessian of the United Armenians. With the game on the line, Y.Derohannessian is a player that the United Armenians look to. Tonight was a perfect example of it as the crafty forward sparked four goals that included a very late winner.

2019-07-10
F Division

Wednesday July 10

(5)Carnage vs Knights (6) S.O

A.Jalilvand lone shootout marker favours Knights

Both teams had to go the entire distance despite trading five goals apiece. And after a scoreless overtime period, a shootout was required to see if anyone was to prevail. In these situations, goaltenders are often the ones to decide the outcome. S.Sauk did his part stopping all three attempts-from Carnage while A.Jalilvand was the lone player to score during the breakaways. The Knights did play with some fire finding themselves four times in a shorthanded situation but managed to kill it off every single time. S.Ruggiero scored twice for the Knights while J.Melo was the most productive player for Carnage collecting three points.

(6)Bramabulls vs Mighty Drunks (2)

Bramabulls overcome a difficult challenge to remain undefeated

Any concern that the Bramabulls were going to lose this game was put to rest after a third period explosion. The Bramabulls erupted with five third period goals in the third in which two came off the power play. J.Palmitano used his second to level the game early in the final frame before capping off his hat trick late in the period. The Mighty Drunks actually led 2-0 at one point and carried a slight 2-1 lead heading into the third where they ran into all sorts of problems. The one are that doomed them was a five minute major penalty. It was clear and evident that the lengthy infraction tilted the match the other way. The Bramabulls, although took the contest, faced some real adversity versus the Might Drunks. If not for the penalty, the result may have been different.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of the Knights. By denying three straight shootout attempts, the net minder enabled his club to edge out Carnage in a wild finish.

2019-07-08
Premier division

Monday July 8

(0)Black Knights vs River Rats (3)

P-O Girouard shuts the door, Lastoria sores 2 as River Rats Blank Knights

Led by M.Lastoria's two goals and a potent supporting cast, the River Rats played a perfect game against their rival. The River Rats did an excellent job stopping the Black Knights juggernaut in its track. Perhaps a major reason for it was the play of P-O Girouard, who was solid keeping his cage protected throughout the entire time. By getting both their goals-from M.Lastoria in the first period, the River Rats played to their strengths tightening up defensively forcing the Black Knights to open up and take chances. As the game continued to progress the Black Knights frustrations kept increasing unable to get at least one by Girouard. It's not often that they'll go without a goal but that's all attributed to how well the River Rats played on this night.

(4)Punishers vs All Blacks (2)

Punishers third lead finally sticks in double up win over All Blacks

The Punishers showed that they know how to respond in order to edge out the All Blacks. After taking their third lead of the night, they finally got it right by shutting the door the rest of the way. Granted, it isn't the easiest thing to keep C.Ghilarducci from-making an impact as the talented d-man responded twice with an equaliser for the All Blacks. It was only shortly after Ghilarducci's second goal that P.Nahkle regained the lead for the Punishers, who never looked back closing out the third and final frame. During that time, N.Mackeen beared most of the responsibility and lived up to it by denying every shot his way. A.Stamiris would eventually cap of a hard fought battle on a very late marker. As it's been their theme so far this season, the Punishers like to rely on everyone pulling their, and tonight was another example of it as four different players took turns finding the back of the net.

Tuesday July 9

(6)GK vs River Rats(4)

GK Primed for what's ahead

T.Lord scored twice, S.Hrivnak was credited the winner and the GK came out on top of a 6-4 slugfest with the River Rats. Both sides felt like opening g it up which isn't the wisest thing to do versus a team like the GK. The River Rats felt they had nothing to lose and decided to go for it without key pieces to their line up. And to their credit, they hung in there for a very long time. Four different players scored in the loss that saw M.Detorre set up Marco Diaco and J.Morina. The GK entered this contest on a deep roster purposely in preparation to next week's National tournament where they'll aim for only one thing in mind.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-O Girouard of the River Rats. The River Rats net minder helped deliver a message that he won't often be beat, especially against a rival opponent.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday July 8

A pair of quick starts favours Unknown versus Excalibur

Les Unknown rode a pair of quick starts and never looked back. By coming out on fire and dominating most of the early action, the Excalibur were stuck going up against a sound defensive side .A.Henein scored twice in the opening game while A.Farha duplicated his teammates efforts in the ensuing match. Y.St-Georges collected two points out of his clubs three goals. In both games, Les Unknown needed only eight minutes to build a 3-0 lead. After that, they shut the door for most of the way resulting in six clean points to the standings.

(2)Excalibur vs Les Unknown (4)

(4)Les Unknown vs Excalibur (1)

Missed opportunity for Fatal Demons go empty handed

While the first game wasn't worth talking about, the Fatal Demons will be looking back at a missed opportunity in the second match after a crushing defeat. The game was deadlocked 1-1 after one period, and the Fatal Demons blew a 5 vs 3 power play chance only to give up a shorthanded goal instead. J.Parisella pounced on a loose ball to put Venom in front. There wasn't much time afterwards for Venom to kill off the few seconds remaining on both penalties. Then, only moments later, J.Vinet took over the match adding his second goal and third point in an empty net. Prior to this contest, A.Daher, J.Parisella and N.Gilbert did most of the damage netting two goals apiece.

(7)Venom vs Fatal Demons (3)

(1)Fatal Demons vs Venom (4)

Charles-Thomas Perrault puts on an offensive clinic for the 1 Timer

The tempo for C.T Perrault was set right out of the gate. Perrault and his line mates were buzzing, pinning the Golden Boys in their own end which lasted for long stretches in the two games. When it was all said and done, C-T Perrault led all players posting back to back hat tricks in what was an exceptional eight point performance. In addition to his onslaught, P-A Surprenant also netted a hat trick in the first game while T.Daigneault chipped in with a pair. Daigneault wasn't done yet adding two more goals and a pair of helpers in the second match. The Golden Boys did have a good jump to their night winning the first period 3-2. Then, it all fell apart as the 1 Timer took over on seven unanswered goals. Much of that momentum carried over in the second contest where F.Koch allowed only one goal en route to a 6-1 win.

(9)1 Timer vs Golden Boys (3)

(1)Golden Boys vs 1 Timer (6)

Lack of scoring keeps Degenerates in basement

With a bottom of the division, low scoring track record, the Degenerates will need to find solutions quickly on if they plan to visit the post season. It's not like they aren't generating chances. The problem is that they don't have the finishing touch to try and squeak out some victories. The case was made in both their losses to the Dragons where they couldn't capitalise on several occasions. However, the same couldn't be said for the Dragons, who have two threats to their line up. E.Girouard showed it in the first game by riffling a pair while S.Robineault followed up in the second encounter with the same performance. Both players combined for eight points which is something normal for the dynamic duo. After giving up three goals in the opening contest, P.Assadi faced 15 shots in the second match to record a shutout.

(3)Degenerates vs Dragons (5)

(3)Dragons vs Degenerates (0)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Charles-Thomas Perrault of the 1 Timer.  There was no question that the 1 Timer's D-man was feeling it on this night. After netting a hat trick in the first game, Perrault wasn't done yet collecting a second straight hat trick as part of an eight point performance.

2019-07-04
Masters 35+ division

Thursday July 4

Sneaky S. Laplante sets the tone for National

All it took was a couple of brilliant plays by S.Laplante, and National was able to take the opener with the Left Over's. The clever defenseman timed his runs on two occasions where he was able to riffle off a pair on a defenceless net minder. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Left Over's made it a point to battle harder in the next encounter. The message was sent loud and clear as they made plenty happen only to run into a rock between the pipes. M.Croteau was simply that good denying high end opportunities. As the Left Over's tried to get on board, National would eventually time their chances and slowly build a lead. M.Pinheiro nodded a pair, E.Ferlatte and O.Meilleur combined for four points and M.Croteau was stellar collecting a pair of wins in his season debut.

(3)National vs Left Over's (1)

(1)Left Over's vs National (4)

HBHA Seniors pull away in second period to never look back

V.Teoli helped his team get a positive result after a solid opening frame. The net minder never once flinched keeping his guard high between the pipes. And while he did his part, the Family couldn't provide him with a lead. Eventually, the HBHA Seniors would crack the barrier and the Family saw a slight deficit turn into an onslaught. J.Kontitsis made an immediate impact posting two goals while C.Stavriadis shut the door to earn a shutout. The Family would have another chance to even the score after a tough ending. They did manage to get on board early when A.Perrault finally got to Stavriadis. But with P.Lapointe responding with back to back tallies, much of this contest resembled the previous one. The HBHA Seniors had another monster second half of the game running up the score on four more tallies. Once again, the captain made his presence felt as J.Kontitsis added two more goals to his piggy bank. K.Koutsogiannopoulos, although didn't find the back of the net was behind making six out of his clubs eleven goals happen.

(5)HBHA Seniors vs The Family (0)

(2)The Family vs HBHA Seniors (6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Laplante of National. On two timely occasions, S.Laplante jumped in netting back to back tallies that ultimately made the difference in the first encounter with the Left Over's.

Thursday June 27

Division leaders split to remain on top of the standings

Till this point, neither the HBHA Seniors nor the Left Over's have tasted defeat. This contest was a perfect indicator to see how they would match up against one another. The Left Over's did take the first encounter in what was expected to be a close game. Y.Leroux and G.DeMarinis each scored and G.Platanitis had all but 55 seconds to kill off to record a shutout. Clearly, the ensuing match was to have a similar type of result for how both sides played. However, this time the HBHA Seniors were able to return the favour and split the miniseries with the Left Over's. J.Bolonakis pounced on a loose ball late in the first period to provide his club their first lead of the night. That goal left the challenge to see if the Left Over's could overcome a deficit versus a team that know how to close out any opponent. And despite getting their fair share of chances, the Left Over's couldn't get there in time. P.Doulis was able to put the HBHA Seniors up 3-1 on a goal that ultimately stuck for the winner.

(2)Left Over's vs HBHA Seniors (1)

(4)HBHA Seniors vs Left Over's (2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Bolanakis of the HBHA Seniors. Often timing is everything, and J.Bolanakis couldn't have scored his goal at a better moment during the night. After giving his club their first lead, J.Bolanakis wasn't done yet by providing an assist on P.Doulis's game winner.

D Division

Thursday July 4

(1)United Armenians vs Legacy (8)

Legacy power their way past United Armenians

The United Armenians were hemmed in their own zone for a large part of the game, and never really found a point to give themselves an emotional lift. It didn't help that they had to go up against a structured and talented group of guys. Despite all that, they held their own for a decent portion of the game. But as time passed on, Legacy would eventually open up the flood gates. P.Doulis notched his second on the power play and the court kept tilting in only one direction. T.Bozinakis set up three markers before capping the night off with a pair of insurance goals. The United Armenians did strike first very early on courtesy of A.Melkounian but that was all they got by F.Baratta.

(7)Job on Demand vs SBS Trashers(5)

Job on Demand rock Trashers in second period

It took only a short period of time for the Job on Demand to dictate the pace of this game. The SBS Trashers fell flat and got themselves in trouble giving up two power play goals. By the time the second period ended, this game was over and done with. J.Pantelis and J.Courteau shared a pair of goals each and P.Assadi came out on top in a crazy back and forth battle with R.Pampena. The SBS Trashers knew that they had to keep it close in order to have a chance with many key elements absent-from their line up. One area they'll look back at is in the second period where they gave up consecutive power play goals. Despite the loss, E.Panzera had a solid outing accumulating three points while Joe Scalia hasn't missed a beat striking twice.

(2)United Armenians vs Fatal Demons (10)

Double header night catches up to the United Armenians

The Fatal Demons entered this game full aware for how important it was to finally pick up some points. They have yet to taste victory and couldn't have picked a better moment to get on board. Knowing that the United Armenians had played prior, the Fatal Demons used their three lines to constantly wear down their opponent. And although the score may suggest a very lop sided affair, this contest only opened up towards the second half of the game. All three lines contributed offensively with M.Kardum leading the way on three goals that included the winner. The win may feel nice for P.Santullo and his troops, but plenty of work is still to be done if they plan on competing with the big boys.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jimmy Pantelis of the Job on Demand. The skilled forward made plenty happen, setting up two teammates while nodding a pair of key tallies in a 7-5 win over the SBS Trashers.

2019-07-02
Gold Medal Winners at Nationals 2019 in Montreal

Hockey Quebec is proud of all our Champions and Teams.

Shout out to Mike Richard and the River Rats B Division.Gabi Missakian and the United Arms C Division.Raghav Mohan and Ray Mohan and the Bengals C Division.Anthony Di Perna and the Bramabulls D Division.Joseph Constantin and the Unknown D Division.You guys represented us well.

To the Winners a well played tournament from start to finish great job on bringing home a Medal.

Congratulations to Danh Nguyen and GK for winning B Gold.

Congratulations to Peter Chiotis and the Punishers on winning C Gold.

Congratulations to Ryan Handfield and the A's on winning D Gold.

Congratulations to Tony Iannitto and Black Knights on winning B Silver.

Congratulations to François Chalut and Mathieu Lefebvre and the Capitals on winning C Silver.

Congratulations to Phil Kotsornithis and Eric Panzera and the SBS Slayers on winning D Bronze.

In closing just want to take this moment to thank all Captains, Coaches, Players and Staff who took the time to represent Quebec at this years Nationals in Montreal and also a big thank you to  the host Hockey Balle Québec / Ball Hockey Quebec and Canadian Ball Hockey Association for putting on a great tournament.

2019 Adult National Championships- Mens A, Womens A, Masters Mens (40+) and Masters Womens (35+) 2019-08-06

2019 Adult National Championships- Mens A, Womens A, Masters Mens (40+) and Masters Womens (35+)2019-08-06

Here is the schedule of the upcoming games. The link for the live streaming to be determined.

 

 

 

Premier division

Tuesday July 2

(5)GK vs Black Knights (3)

Depleted Black Knights battle till the end in close loss to GK

Nearly every aspect of their game prompted the Black knights to have a chance against a deep and structured opponent expect for one, and that was the penalty kill. Throughout most of the match, the Black Knights did the smart thing of avoiding the penalty box, but that was up until the latter stages of the game. T.Phan responded in the third period tying the game for the GK. Then, minutes later, the Black Knights found themselves down two men which can only cause can recipe for disaster against the GK. As most would expect, somebody would eventually come through to snap the tie. M.David was that player collecting his second point leaving six minutes on the clock. Unfortunately for the Black Knights, they just didn't have enough in them to equalise the score. Capping off the night was P.Genereaux on an empty net marker. GK relied on balanced scoring that saw five different players find the back of the net. Both sides made some adjustments improving their roster. The GK will look to S.Lachapelle and T.Lord for some more depth while K.Duplin ,A.St-Denis and P.Cherry  all played for a first time as well for the Black Knights.

(2)Punishers vs River Rats(1)

C.Stavriadis shines as Punishers edge out River Rats

The Punishers goaltender turned away several good chances while making plenty of key saves in a close 2-1 win over the River Rats. The Punishers wasted no time getting to P-O Girouard, who couldn't deny C.Gingras. They did however respond by the mid way point of the contest courtesy of M.Cerone. For how close both sides were playing each other, the next goal proved to be valuable. It took only four minutes after Cerone tied it for A.Kakivelis to strike and regain the lead for the Punishers. Still, time wasn't an issue with plenty of it left over. But for how sound the Punishers were defending and with Stavriadis remaining focused, the River Rats kept feeling the frustrations in their inability to level.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the Punishers. Expect for one time, the River Rats didn't seem to have much of a solution on how to solve Stavriadis. Clearly, net minding proved to be the difference in this heated battle between the two sides.

2019-07-01
4 vs 4 Division

Monday July 1

Venom get a boost-from their active d-man F.Labrecque

Venom's hot streak continued on Monday night, and in large part due to their active defenseman in F.Labrecque. He doesn't always just make the first play, he makes the first play if it's a smart play. If not, he holds onto the ball and other guys are going to get open. In both wins versus Les Unknown, F.Labrecque had a major influence. He collected three points in the first encounter while doing the same in the ensuing match providing three straight vital points to guarantee the win. Venom did have their hands full on this night against a very resilient opponent. Les Unknown played them extremely hard with M.Morin and B.Cabral leading the charge as both players participated in all four goals.

(1)Les Unknown vs Venom (5)

(5)Venom vs Les Unknown (3)

J.Fisch hands of magic gets the better of the Degenerates

The 50 in 07 won only their second game of the season with a combination of skill and hustle. J.Fisch was the magician posting up a pair of beautiful goals while the rest of his teammates provided the effort. After taking the first match by a slight 3-2 margin, the 50 in 07 found themselves in a huge bind by the five minute mark of the second period where they trailed 4-1. But with still enough time left over, a miracle finish was in the making. The Degenerates had all but one minute carrying a two goal lead along with an empty net to feed to return the favour and split the mini series. Instead, they let it slip away. S.Petreccia scored to pull his team within one, and with only four seconds remaining, M.Sanchez celebrated a huge goal to force the match into a shootout. Even though it came as a difficult ending, the Degenerates did salvage some grace in the end by taking the shootout. J-P Bertrand was the only player to score on a crafty back hand move.

(3)50 in 07 vs Degenerates (2)

(5)Degenerates vs 50 in 07(4) S.O

Scoring by committee leads 1 Timer to a pair of wins over Fatal Demons

Surely, the 1 Timer were extremely pleased with their overall effort after it was said and done versus the Fatal Demons. The players liked the way many of their goals were engineered, digging for loose balls, winning corner battles, the fluid defence jumping in and everyone hungry for rebounds. T.Daigneault opened and closed the scoring while C.Gagnon-Ethier provided three straight points en route to a 5-0 win. In addition to the victory, F.Koch was without a doubt in his comfort zone denying all 14 shots he faced. The Fatal Demons, despite displaying one of their worse efforts, still had a chance to salvage their night. And even though the effort was drastically improved, the end result was still the same. The 1 Timer used a good first period that eventually proved to make the difference. P-A Surprenant came through just at the right time snapping a late 3-3 tie.

(5)1 Timer vs Fatal Demons (0)

(3)Fatal Demons vs 1 Timer (4)

Short bench catches up to Punishers

Playing with only five players is just a recipe for disaster. But to the Punishers credit, they did what they needed to do. By the time the 6:31 minute mark hit, the Punishers stormed to a 3-0 lead which enabled them to play to their liking. That cushion was just what the doctor ordered. It was now up to the Golden Boys in order to get their act together and battle back. The problem was that they had to go up against a team that decided to put it in shutdown mode. The Punishers had the luxury of just playing back while relying on N.Mackeen to make the basis saves. The second game had a similar start with the Punishers taking charge building a 3-1 lead after one period. Unfortunately, they eventually ran out of steam, and the Golden Boys kept taking advantage of the situation. S.Rigas was the catalyst behind the comeback as the skilled forward provided three out of his clubs four goals to record a hat trick. Considering the circumstances, the Punishers were pleased taking four out of a possible six points. S.Rigas had a monster night notching his clubs lone shootout marker as did K.Tsoukalas for the Punishers.

(1)Golden Boys vs Punishers (3)

(5)Punishers vs Golden Boys (5) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Fisch of the 50 in 07. In a few occasions, the forward demonstrated some high end skill using his sweet hands that resulted in three goals and a helper.

2019-06-27
D Division

Thursday June 27

(6)Legacy vs Job on Demand (4)

Fatal Demons pummelled by Sailors in one sided affair

By controlling most of the game, the Smooth Sailors put on a goal scoring clinic pouncing on plenty of opportunities that eventually resulted in a landslide. The Fatal Demons lack of speed compared to their opponent was apparent-from the get go. At times, the Smooth Sailors made it look easy as the Fatal Demons simply couldn't keep up with the coverage. Apart-from M.Testolina scoring twice, five different players took turns finding the back of the net. However, Testolina did more than just score as the spark plug helped set up three teammates. M.Destounis and S.Ruggiero provided the little offense in the loos as the only two players to figure out M.Gravano.

(6)Legacy vs Job on Demand(4)

Slow start bites Job on Demand

The Job on Demand came out flat or Legacy was just better prepared after a quick 3-0 lead. Whatever the reasons, it's not the start you want against a team like Legacy. But to the Job on Demands credit, this game was far-from being over. C.Gingras used a third period power play goal and all of a sudden the Job on Demand were one shot away-from tying the game. Even with desperation kicking in for the Job on Demand, Legacy remained composed and played out the clock like a team that's been there many times before. And just to play it safe, T.Bozinakis provided a two goal cushion ensuring the win. J.Rochon and A.Stamiris each had a productive night posting two goals apiece for Legacy while J.Courteau did the same but on the flip side of the court.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andrew Stamiris of Legacy. The Legacy d-man had three points including the game winner to merit the honour.

2019-06-26
F Division

Wednesday June 26

(11)Bramabulls vs Knights (1)

Bramabulls hit Knights with an onslaught of offense

The Bramabulls entered the night with high intensity, something that they have been doing-from the start of the season. They took the first period on two quick goals and eventually separated themselves from-the Knights on a massive second period onslaught. D.Verta's back to back goals by the second frame convinced both sides that this contest was headed in only one direction. Clearly, the Knights felt demoralised in the second half lowering their compete level in what felt like a lost cause. But for the Bramabulls, they just went about their own business running up the score. J.Palmitano took over with a pair of consecutive markers before capping off the night on a hat trick. If not for M.E Julien solving him, G.Follano would have picked up a shutout on 21 shots that he faced.

(6)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks (5)

Carnage take over in third period to edge out Mighty Drunks

Carnage were victorious thanks to a three goal outburst in the third. The Mighty Drunks felt good about their game being up 4-3 after two frames. Unfortunately, they couldn't play well enough for three periods. R.DiMarco was undoubtedly a big reason why Carnage escaped with the extra three points. After tying the game early in the final frame, DiMarco wasn't done yet, adding his second later in the frame with a goal that ultimately held up for the winner. Despite many things going on during this particular game, the Mighty Drunks will look back on a missed opportunity where they had a chance to increase their lead by two on a power play chance. Instead, Carnage was able to tally shorthanded to keep the game very close.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Robert DiMarco of Carnage. In what was a very close battle with the Mighty Drunks, M.DiMarco came in the clutch posting two very big third period goals.

2019-06-25
4 vs 4 Division

Tuesday June 25

Super sniper A.Laramee feeling it on this night

It was another night and another goal barrage by the Punishers. By the time both games ended, the Punishers finished with eleven goals that saw A.Laramee net five. The 50 in 07 kept it close in the early stages but weren't able to keep up by the second period where they gave up four unanswered goals. They did manage to find their scoring touch by the second game with the help of J.Fisch riffling a pair. But with the Punishers jumping off to the better start, the 50 in 07 found themselves battling-from behind throughout the entire match unable to catch up in time. A.Sarigiannis contributed heavily striking twice as part of a seven point performance.

(5)Punishers vs 50 in 07(1)

(4)50 in 07 vs Punishers (6)

Dragons get their act together in a pair of wins

As the regular season keeps rolling along, the Dragons have yet to feel consistent about their overall game. Tonight's two convincing wins may help them turn the corner with more regularity. The problem however is how long can a good thing last. For now, they'll be glad that every aspect of their game worked out. Leading the charge up front was R.Robineault, who scored twice in both games. And while offense wasn't an issue, P.Assadi was just as impressive allowing one goal on 25 shots. Other notables include A.Porfido and G.DeMarinis as both players were able to bury a pair. The only bright spot for the Golden Boys came by the second encounter when S.Rigas was able to spoil P.Assadi's shutout.

(6)Dragons vs Golden Boys (0)

(1)Golden Boys vs Dragons (4)

Venom going about their business versus helpless Degenerates

The Degenerates understood what was ahead of them, and despite trying to keeping it close, Venom was simply too strong. Good players will always find ways to score and Venom have plenty of them that can hurt you on any given night. The first game saw newly added A.Daher take immediate command on three goals while J.Parisella followed up with a pair as part of a 7-3 victory. Much of the second encounter was a reflection of the first with Venom dictating the pace. A.Daher continued-from where he left off adding two mare tallies to his total. On the flip side of the court, S.Marricco also had an influence in his season debut as the sniper collected four points that included three goals.

(7)Venom vs Degenerates (3)

(1)Degenerates vs Venom (5)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alec Laramee of the Punishers. In both wins versus the 50 in 07, A.Laramee kept reminding everyone how scoring goals is second nature to the sniper.

Premier division

Tuesday June 25

(5)Black Knights vs River Rats(4)

T.Maltais gets final say in heated battle

It was a game that featured everything you would expect between two bitter rivals. From-the get go, both sides were off to the races which required every single minute till the end in order to declare a winner. Fortunately for the Black Knights, T.Maltais played the hero on this night, snapping a fairly late 4-4 tie right after the River Rats fought hard to even the score. The contest saw the lead shift four times with the River Rats striking very early courtesy of their captain M.Richards. As expected, the penalty box proved to be busy as both teams combined for at least 30 penalty minutes. Out of the nine combined goals, no player was able to score more than one tally. J-F Di Iorio did have the most points for the Black Knights scoring once along with a pair of helpers while J.Mandracchia did the same but in a losing cause.

(4)GK vs All Blacks(1)

GK Stifle All Blacks

One thing you don't want to do is play-from behind against a team like the GK. The All Blacks, although understood this, were unable to get that first needed goal in order to have a chance. Then, just to make matters worse, T.Pham struck early in the second period and this contest felt like it was lost for the All Blacks. The GK used three straight goals while getting a near flawless performance by M.Dauphinais. The only thing left over for the net minder was to record a shutout. Unfortunately, that was taken away when P.Beliveau finally got the All Blacks on board by the six minute mark of the third period. Despite the amount of time left over, the GK weren't letting this one slip away. K.Kuczmarski eventually sealed it late in the game. Prior to that goal, S.Lachapelle had his hand in every play leading to that moment as the forward participated in three straight markers.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Lachapelle of the GK. After striking first to get the ball rolling, Lachapelle was responsible for making two more goals happen thanks to a pair of assists.

2019-06-20
D Division

Thursday June 20

(5)SBS Trashers vs Smooth Sailors(7)

M.Testolina third period hat trick leads Smooth Sailors past SBS Trashers

M.Testolina notched a third period hat trick to break open a close game leading his team to victory. The SBS Trashers found themselves in an early bind due to their goaltender R.Pampena showing up late. Unable to get a proper warm up going, Pampena gave up two quick goals and the SBS Trashers just dug themselves in an even deeper hole. To their credit, they did manage to eventually even the score when F.Gentile tied the game early in the second period. That momentum however was cut short in less than two minutes with the Smooth Sailors captain J.Palmitano regaining the lead. Then, the M.Testolina show took place in the final frame, and the Smooth Sailors were able to escape with the victory thanks to his fourth goal of the contest.

(4)Fatal Demons vs Legacy(10)

Legacy pulls away in second half of the game

Considering how the game was going, the Fatal Demons felt content staying neck in neck with a superior hockey team. That was up until the second portion of the game happened. Once Payam Assadi scored on the power play to make it 3-1, the night was done for the Fatal Demons. Eight out of their ten goals all came as of that point on. Unfortunately for the Fatal Demons, they just couldn't stop the bleeding. Payam Assadi led all teammates in the goal scoring department riffling four past R.Ranieri. Next in line saw S.Robineault bury a pair while four other players took turns finding the back of the net.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Testolina of the Smooth Sailors. With the game on the line, the Smooth Sailors spark plug went on a third period rampage bagging three out of his four goals.

2019-06-19
F Wednesday

Wednesday June 19

(7)Bramabulls vs Carnage (3)

Bramabulls use late second period bombardment to top Carnage

For the most part, Carnage appeared to be up for the task playing with the lead while showing plenty of determination for nearly two periods. That was up until the Bramabulls used the last five minutes of the second period to turn things around on three consecutive goals. The Bramabulls were led as usual by some of their big guns as J.Palmitano, B.Sansotta and M.Maggiore each scored twice. R.DiMarco did give some hope after riffling his second goal and third point on the power play for Carnage. Unfortunately, a two goal deficit-from that point on was too much of a hill to climb against a stubborn Bramabulls defence and solid net minder in G.Follano.

(10)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (8)

Nines are wild in high scoring affair

It's not often players on opposite sides complement each other on an individual scoring fest. M.Pinheiro of the Mighty Drunks and S.St-Louis of the Knights had two things in common after it was all said and done. Both players were able to hit their targets five times while carrying the same number nine behind their shirts. And while the two were significant for their team's offense, the Mighty Drunks had that little extra on the side to get them over the top. In addition to Pinheiro's output, the Mighty Drunks also had Y.Dube cause fits for the opposing net minder. The skilled forward used three straight goals at key moments during the match to edge out the Knights.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Maggiore of the Bramabulls. After a slow start to their night, M.Maggiore took charge mounting the comeback on three straight points that included two goals.

Wednesday June 12

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Bramabulls (4)

Early start not enough for Bramabulls to put the game away, need strong third period.

A strong start to game put the Bramabulls in a very good position going into the second period. G. Nehme and M. Testolina each took advantage of the opposition to find the back of the net. As the game progressed the Mighty Drunks made sure to remind everyone the game is not over until the final buzzer as they got some much needed offensive help from Y. Dube and P. Paikopoulos. It was only a matter of time for the Bramabulls offensive weapons to wake up and retake control and strong play from G. Follano to shut the door the rest of the way.

 (2)Knights vs Carnage (7)

Carnage takes advantage of the Knights short bench to a commanding lead.

From the start of the game captain F. Pace had a strong game plan in mind to make sure to tire the opponents bench as they were short handed. Once a commanding lead was taken it was to make sure Carnage did not take off their foot off the pedal. As Carnage took a small break of their game plan in the second the Knights fought back into it with goals by R. Kilgour and S. St Louis. While on the other side J. DiMarco took care of the majority of the damage scoring three goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey DiMarco of Carnage. The skilled forward found the back of the net three times tonight and made sure to cut any possibility of the other team of finding life.

2019-06-17
Premier Division

Monday June 17

(4)Punishers vs Black Knights (9)

Max St-Cyr and Tommy Maltais too much to handle for the Punishers

Hockey games have many and different key moments when it comes to deciding an outcome. In tonight's case however, it was clear that two players ultimately made the entire difference. Perhaps more significant to the win was the play of Max St-Cyr, who was absolutely dynamite bagging five out of his clubs nine goals. In addition to St-Cyr's madness, T.Maltias picked up plenty of the praise as well as the skilled forward buried a hat trick while setting up four goals. The Punishers, although got on the board first courtesy of an early marker- from Payam Assadi, weren't able to match the pace of the Black Knights as the game progressed. There only bright note was that Payam Assadi was able to squeak three behind F.Gagnon.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max St-Cyr of the Black Knights. In what was an incredible night for Max St Cyr, the Black Knights were able to walk away with the win courtesy of his five goals.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday June 17

Punishers flat out overwhelm Fatal Demons

Plain and simple, the Punishers were too much for the Fatal Demons to handle on Monday night. And it came-from a lot of different places starting with their net minder N.Mackeen, who never once saw the ball cross the line behind him. Leading the charge up front was A.Laramee as the forward struck three times for a hat trick en route to an easy 5-0 win. Much of the second game saw the same effect with the Punishers out playing the Fatal Demons. The only difference was that nobody stood out with six different players taking turns finding the back of the net. All in all,a night to forget for P.Santullo and the rest of his troops.

(0)Fatal Demons vs Punishers (5)

(6)Punishers vs Fatal Demons(0)

Venom contiue to strive on a pair of convincing wins

At no point were the Dragons able to turn the table versus Venom. From-as early as the opening faceoff, both games were decided without much of a resistance. Clearly it was one of Venoms better efforts of the season, especially in the first game where seven different players scored for a convincing 7-1 win. The Dragons did find themselves in a familiar territory after dropping the opening contest. Prior to tonight's game, their last two encounters reflected what had just happened to them by starting very slow while able to bounce back and salvage the night. Unfortunately, they couldn't continue the pattern as Venom was simply to strong on this particular night. J.Courteau, J.Vinet and M.D'Alpe each scored twice while M.Trivisonno allowed all but one goal in two games.

(7)Venom vs Dragons (1)

(0)Dragons vs Venom (6)

Excalibur use one good period to win close battle with 50 in 07

The 50 in 07 faired pretty well overall expect for one single period where they didn't match up with the Excalibur. That frame occurred in the second half of the first encounter. After trading a first period goal, the Excalibur dictated much of the play resulting in three unanswered tallies. F.Bchara was able to snap the tie courtesy of a power play goal and A.Fonrose along with S.St-Louis added insurance markers to solidify a 4-1 win. Despite the difficult ending, the 50 in 07 didn't let it faze them heading into the ensuing match. And even though they couldn't capture the win, they did manage a stalemate with their opponent. Neither side was able to get it done in regulation time and in the shootout where both net minders shined. G.Katravas never gave an inch to the three Excalibur shooters as did S.Sauk to the 50 in 07 attempts.

(1)50 in 07 vs Excalibur (4)

(4)Excalibur vs 50 in 07(4) S.O

Evenly matched Golden Boys and Degenerates play it out till the end

It was safe to say that neither side knew what to expect when it was said and done. Both teams never played one another which could have only suggested for an unpredictable result or results. But after deciding the first game in a shootout, it was than clear that the second game was going to be just as close. The only slight difference played out in the shootout of the first encounter with F.Gentile confirming the win for the Degenerates. And while Gentile was definitely the catalyst for the Degenerates, the Golden Boys also have a deadly weapon or two to their line up. K.Lisio showed again what a constant threat he is by striking three times as part of a five point performance. To his help, S.Rigas was very productive accumulating five points while J.Durocher chipped in with a pair.

(5)Golden Boys vs Degenerates (6) S.O

(4)Degenerates vs Golden Boys (4) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fil Gentile of the Degenerates. After collecting a hat trick in the first encounter versus the Golden Boys, F.Gentile brought it a step further by notching the lone shootout marker.

2019-06-13
Masters 35+ division

Thursday June 20

M.Pinheiro has a hand in every National goal

It just seemed that everything M.Pinheiro touched turned into something extraordinary on Thursday night. National celebrated a pair of close victories versus the Family thanks to their captain's brilliant performance. After earning a 4-2 victory to jump start the night, National duplicated their efforts in the ensuing game matching an identical score that saw M.Pinheiro involved in every single goal. Since National had only two changes to their bench, the same few players were able to accumulate some decent numbers. S.Laplante being one of them as the crafty defenseman collected a total of six points. As for the Family, K.DiLallo was their best player scoring twice while setting up his captain M.Freda.

(4)National vs The Family (2)

(2)The Family vs National (4)

Left Over's have extra step on Stomachs

Throughout most of the night the, Left Over's were able to execute their game plan. They were ready to go and immediately put the Stomachs on their heels. S.Marricco did strike twice but could have had many more if not for S.Fraga keeping it close. The second encounter was slightly closer with the Stomachs leading 2-1 at one point. The problem was that the lead barely lasted with S.Marricco continuing his onslaught of goals. The Left Over's forward was an absolute force collecting four tallies as a part of a six point performance. And while he was a significant piece to the puzzle, C.Doulis was just as prominent for the two victories as the versatile player combined for three markers in both games.

(4)Left Over's vs Stomachs (1)

(3)Stomachs vs Left Over's(4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. With his team scoring eight goals in two wins, M.Pinheiro was involved in every single one of them to help lead his club over the Family.

Thursday June 13

Left Overs run all over The Family to take convincing wins.

From the start of the game it looked like the Left Overs were in a class of their own taking advantage of the multiple opportunities their opponents gave them and they made sure it was felt. Game 1 was rather different for the Left Overs who used a team effort to get all their goals while in the second game S. Marrico took care of the majority of the scoring riffling five goals while Y. Leroux also found the back of the net twice. The Family will need to get some more offence or play a better defensive game to stay competitive in these games.

(4) Left Overs vs The Family (2)

(7) Left Overs vs The Family (2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Marricco of the Left Overs. The talented forward carried his team offensively tonight scoring six goals and setting up another in what was a productive night.

Thursday June 6

National finding it hard with only 6 players

Entering their second week of the season, National has yet to address their short bench, and in consequence have now dropped four in a row. M.Pinheiro understands full well that this can't continue on, especially if they plan to challenge a team like the HBHA Seniors. Tonight proved it as they fell short in both games. Perhaps the only reassuring part is that both games were fairly close. The opening contest ended 3-2 thanks to a late goal by M.Pololos. The second encounter saw D.Andrade take plenty of control of the match. After netting a shorthanded marker, Andrade went on to score his second just before the first period ended while eventually feeding an empty cage to solidify a second straight win for the HBHA Seniors. Despite the losses, M.Mogianesi was very productive for National netting a total of three goals as a defenseman. To his help, M.Pinheiro fed him twice as part of a three point performance.

(2)National vs HBHA Seniors (3)

(5)HBHA Seniors vs National (3)

Stomachs respond after being thought an early lesson vs Family

Half a period was all it took for the Family to hand the Stomachs a spanking. For about three quarters of the game, the Stomachs appeared to be in control of the situation. After all, they led 1-0 on a goal by K.Tsoukalas while getting stellar goaltending-from R.Ricaurte. Then, it all fell apart. The Family went on an absolute tear erupting for five straight tallies. During that span, S.Cavallaro strung together two quick goals right after M.Sasso was able to break the barrier. Even though the night started strong for the Family plenty of work was still ahead of them if they planned on going undefeated. Clearly, the Stomachs couldn't digest their loss and made sure to re organise and put out a better performance. They did manage to tweak their game but it still required an overall team effort in order to get it done. After a 1-1 first period tie, Joe DeStefano used an early second period goal that would ultimately hold up.

(1)Stomachs vs The Family (5)

(1)The Family vs Stomachs (3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steven Cavallaro of the Family. After trailing 1-0, The Family eventually responded in large part due to S.Cavallaro's assist followed with back to back tallies.

D Thursday

Thursday June 13

(9) Smooth Sailors vs Legacy (9) S.O

Two offensive juggernauts go all the way in crazy battle.

With the amount of talent each team has it comes to no surprise that this game was a high scoring affair. Each team laid all their cards out on the table showing to the other that the game was not over until the final buzzer. Legacy took advantage of their counter part in the second period taking a three-goal lead into the third thanks in part to E. Girouard hat trick. Whereas the Smooth Sailors counted on their big guns with J. Palmitano, M. Testolina, and J. Mandrachia combining for eight goals and to make sure they came from behind to secure the tie.

(4) SBS Trashers vs Job On Demand (2)

Early start not enough to put the SBS Trashers away as big third period secures the win.

An early start to the game by Job On Demand was not enough tonight as the SBS Trashers took advantage of the third period to take control of the game and come out on top. The Job On Demand knew they would need a quick start having a short bench and thanks in part to Y. Gazura and J. Couteau got them off to a quick start. While the game progressed A. Gentile took advantage of his chances in the third and took control of the game on his own scoring three out of his teams four goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Gentile of the SBS Trashers. The sniper woke up when it all counted in the third period by completing his hat trick and making sure his team came from behind to take the win.

2019-06-10
Premier division

Monday June 10

(3)Punishers vs All Blacks (4)

B.Tardif's late tally sends All Blacks over Punishers

In a game defined by its pendulum swings, the All Blacks ultimately had the last say thanks to a very late marker by B.Tardif. After teams traded a goal in the first period, S.Morello put the All Blacks on top heading into the final frame. Unfortunately for the All Blacks, their slight lead turned into an instant deficit when M.DoCouto and P.Karvouriaris tallied just over two minutes apart. Clearly, the momentum shifted heavily in the Punishers favour, but with still some time left over, the All Blacks weren't calling it quits. R.Morne eventually evened the score fairly late, and both sides were almost convinced extra time was needed to decide a winner. That was up until B.Tardif beat the clock with only five seconds staring at both benches.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Benoit Tardif of the All Blacks. Finding himself at the right place and at the right moment, the All Blacks were able to celebrate their victory courtesy of B.Tardif's late tally.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday June 10

Dragons saving their best for last

From-another slow start to their night, the Dragons seem to be saving their best for last. Sometimes teams need a little time to get the ball rolling which seems to be the case for the Dragons. Similar to last week's results, the Dragons suffered another one sided affair only to respond heavily in the ensuing match. The Punishers clearly didn't see it coming. Five goals went in the first period alone with E.Girouard leading the charge on a pair as part of a four goal performance. There was no way the Punishers could have responded after finding themselves down 5-1. Both sides went on to trade three goals by the second period which saw the other half of the dynamic duo S.Robineault post five points. As for the Punishers, P.Arkalis and his brother M.Arkalis caused the most fits for the Dragons as both players combined for seven goals and eleven points.

(6)Punishers vs Dragons (1)

(8)Dragons vs Punishers (4)

Venom's chemistry leaves Excalibur defenceless

Venom seems to be rolling on all cylinders, and tonight was just a continuation of their good start to the season. However, it did take some time to get it going, but once it did, the Excalibur had no answers. J.Parisella and J.Vinet were the only two players to score with Parisella leading the way on a hat trick. Much of the second encounter resembled the first one. The only difference was that six different players took turns finding the back of the net. It showed-from the get go that Venom understood how each and every player are able to find one another. S.Sauk knew this but was unable to send the message clear enough on how to try and slow things down. When one or two players get caught losing their man, the ball usually lands behind the goaltender. The Excalibur have some scoring power but did not address the coverage well enough on this particular night.

(5)Venom vs Excalibur (1)

(0)Excalibur vs Venom (6)

F.Koch and the 1 Timer grind out a pair of wins over Degenerates

It was hardly a masterpiece, but the 1 Timer did what they needed to do versus the Degenerates. Led by their net minder F.Koch playing some lights out hockey, the rest of his crew in front of him played to their full potential, and in the end, were awarded with a pair of victories. J.Guye-Perrault nodded the winner in the opening game. The second encounter was where F.Koch dominated his cage turning aside 20 shots for a shutout. C-T Perrault's first period goal proved to be just enough for the positive result. When players play well in front of their goaltender, oppositions will often find it hard to generate enough quality chances. The Degenerates did get their fair share but kept hitting a wall.

(2)Degenerates vs 1 Timer (3)

(2)1 Timer vs Degenerates (0)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jordan Parisella of Venom. The forward made every one his four goals look prettier than the other.

2019-06-06
D Division

Thursday June 6

(7)Smooth Sailors vs Job on Demand(5)

Smooth Sailors reset after slow first period

The Smooth Sailors awoke-from their slow start after 15 minutes of play and wound up making a drastic push for the remainder of the match. They knew that they just had to stick with it. A huge part of the jump start can be attributed to S.Liparota, who strung back to back goals before adding his third later in the game. Still, nothing was decided after two periods with both sides stuck in a dead heat 4-4 tie. But with the Smooth Sailors continuing to press, it was just a matter of time before they would pull away. Eventually matters would get decided in the final frame where Liparota completed his hat trick right before his captain J.Palmitano was able to cap it off with the games winning goal.

(8)Fatal Demons vs SBS Trashers(8) S.O

S.Ruggiero pushes it to the limit on three third period goals for Fatal Demons

Rarely do you see this often, but S.Ruggiero was able to defy some incredible odd on Thursday night. All three of his goals came within a very short span. The Fatal Demons entered the final frame trailing 5-4 up until Ruggiero broke apart what was a tight game at that point. The only positive for the SBS Trashers was that they had more than enough time to bounce back. Surely, it didn't help when they found themselves shorthanded at a crucial point during the frame. And rather than the Fatal Demons putting it away, F.Gentile kept the hope alive netting a huge shorthanded goal. Then, with only two minutes remaining, A.Plescia salvaged the night with the equaliser for the SBS Trashers leaving only two minutes on the clock. Surprisingly enough, neither side was able to get it done in an open spaced overtime period after trading seven goals apiece. Not even the shootout would determine a winner as both sides settled for a draw. Apart-from S.Ruggiero netting a hat trick, A.Jalilvand did the same for the Fatal Demons while scoring his team's lone shootout marker. The SBS Trashers saw G.DeMarinis and F.Gentile nod a pair while Joe Scalia responded late in the shootout to keep the game levelled.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Ruggiero of the Fatal Demons. The sniper took less than four minutes into the third period to riffle three straight goals.

2019-06-05
F Division

Wednesday June 5

(3)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage (2) O.T

Y.Dube scores PP goal in overtime, Mighty Drunks edge Carnage

Unable to carry their momentum, Carnage suffered an unfortunate loss to the Mighty Drunks on Wednesday night. A late penalty at the end of the game opened the door for the Mighty Drunks, who made sure to take advantage of a 4-3 power play opportunity. Y.Dube had already scored early in the match to put the Mighty Drunks in front 2-0 before capping it off only a minute into the sudden death frame. Carnage fought hard to overcome a 2-0 deficit with goals-from T.Ruvo and P.Lomascolo. Both goaltenders gave their clubs every chance possible to steal the game. In tonight's case, O.Caillet was able to capture the win over his counterpart B.Madonis.

(2)Knights vs Bramabulls(8)

P.Bertone hat trick gives Bramabulls second straight rout

P.Bertone had a hat trick, M.Testolina chipped in with a pair and the Bramabulls repeated what they did -from last week's performance versus the Knights. The Knights failed to address an important start to the game. By finding themselves down 3-0 after only one period, many things needed to go right if they planned on coming back. They did manage to split the second frame but couldn't make any ground heading into the third. The Bramabulls didn't let up and simply put the match away on three consecutive tallies.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick Dube of the Mighty Drunks. In a tight battle versus Carnage, Y.Dube posted a pair of goals that included the overtime winner.

2019-06-03
Premier division

Monday June 3

(4)Black Knights vs All Blacks(2)

J-F Di Iorio, Y.Tifu key Black Knights 4-2 win over All Blacks

For the Black Knights, production-from their offensive threats is key to sustained success. J-F Di Iorio and Y.Tifu have the elite skill set to impact a game with their sniping and play making abilities. Tonight, they demonstrated it by combining for six points in a double up victory over the All Blacks. The Black Knights jumped off to the better start, and in doing so built a 3-0 lead just passed the three minute mark of second period. The game appeared to be going in only one direction but that was until the All Blacks finally decided to make a push. It took only a minute and change for C.Ghilarducci and V.Lemire to finally break the barrier and solve F.Gagnon. Still, time wasn't an issue for an equaliser with half the game remaining. But with the Black Knights adjusting, the All Blacks found themselves snake bitten unable to even the score. F.Gagnon was definitely a reason why they pulled it off as the net minder was brilliant earning an early season win.

(4)Punishers vs GK(3)

P.Karvouriaris nets a pair in close victory versus GK

P.Karvouriaris scored twice and T.Bozinakis notched the winner as the Punishers defeated the recent champs of the Premier division. In addition to both players making a huge impact, C.Gingras was perhaps the mastermind behind it all. In one form or another, the highly skilled player will have an influence on the game. Gingras was responsible for setting up three of the Punishers four goals. Both teams don't seem to have any weaknesses of flaws to their game. And even though it's only the first game of the season, the Punishers know that they'll fit right in with plenty of depth. As for the GK, M.David was their best player as the forward struck twice in the loss.

The SalumVino player of the night goes to J-F Di Iorio of the Black Knights. In a close 4-2 win over the All Blacks, J-F Di Iorio showed immediately how he fits right in posting two big goals and an assist.

Tuesday June 4

(7)River Rats vs Punishers (2)

River Rats shake off rusty start with a convincing push back

If the first minute was an indication in everyone's minds where this game was headed then everyone got it wrong. P.Arkalis hoped that his two quick goals into the contest would have been meaningful for the Punishers. Instead, the River Rats were the ones winning the frame on five straight markers. Just that period alone was a clear indication that the River Rats were well on their way to a victory. Led by their captain, M.Richard collected three points while M.DeTorre scored the most with two tallies. Throughout most of the match, the River Rats kept their pace making sure to avoid any sort of life-from the Punishers.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Richard of the River Rats. Even though his club trailed by two early on, the captain felt confident about their chances and responded in a big way to finish the game with three points.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday June 3

Venom late collapse enables Punishers to split

It looked like Venom were well on their way to a pair of wins on Monday night. Then, it all fell apart. The Punishers mounted an incredible comeback where N.Pitsikoulis finished it off with only three seconds left on the clock. Prior to the collapse, Venom played a near flawless game. The first encounter had them shutout the Punishers after M.Trivisonno faced a total of 16 shots. Much of the second encounter resembled the first one with Venom controlling most of the play. P.Kawkab and N.Gilbert each scored twice and J.Courteau advanced the lead to 5-2. Surely both sides felt this contest was over and done with but that was up until A.Sarigiannis struck with a power play marker. P.Arkalis and A.Kobayati went on to score as well which left only the dagger - from N.Pitsikoulis.

(2)Venom vs Punishers (0)

(6)Punishers vs Venom (5)

Les Unknown cruise to a pair of wins over Golden Boys

A rough start to the season got a bit smoother for Les Unknown on this particular night. It didn't even matter that only six players were dressed for Les Unknown. When everyone is on the same page, chemistry proves that it can come a long way. In the first game alone, Les Unknown ran up the score with a convincing 9-2 result. A.Henein, A.Zarzour and M.Zarzour each took turns nodding a pair each. The second encounter was a little tighter but still favouring Les Unknown. For a second straight time, A.Henein was able to find the back of the net on two occasions while his captain J.Constantin matched his play with a pair as well. The Golden Boys got two of their three tallies by J.Durocher.

(9)Les Unknown vs Golden Boys(2)

(1)Golden Boys vs Les Unknown(5)

Dragons rebound after opening game slaughter

So much went right for the Fatal Demons that it looked like only one team showed up to play. However, that was only the case in the first game where they totally dominated the Dragons with a 5-0 victory. M.Testolina made his presence felt right away as the sharp shooter put three behind P.Assadi for a hat trick. In hopes of duplicating their efforts in the ensuing match, the Dragons had a complete different approach on how to handle their opponent. By striking first for an early lead, the Dragons were now able to dictate their own terms. Three different players scored in the opening frame that saw E.Girouard eventually bury his second in the following frame. B.Verducci stopped all 14 shots for the Fatal Demons while his counterpart P.Assadi was able to respond with a perfect sheet as well.

(0)Dragons vs Fatal Demons (5)

(0)Fatal Demons vs Dragons (4)

1 Timer top 50 in 07 with solid team effort

It's always nice when it isn't one player taking charge to make a difference. That was clearly the case in the 1 Timers decisive wins over the 50 in 07.Both their victories saw most of their players chip away in one way or another. After a dominant 4-0 victory to kick start their night, the 1 Timer kept the pedal to the medal and went full throttle in the second game. F.Koch came off a shutout victory and C.Gagnon-Ethier was the only player to score twice in a 7-2 victory. Throughout most of the night, the 50 in 07 found it difficult to generate enough scoring chances. They did manage to solve F.Koch on two occasions thanks to N.Milford and J.Fisch.

(4)1 Timer vs 50 in 07(0)

(2)50 in 07 vs 1 Timer (7)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Felix Koch of the 1 Timer. After collecting a shutout in the first encounter, F.Koch remained sharp in the second match enabling his club to collect a pair of wins over the 50 in 07.

2019-05-30
Masters 35+ division

Thursday May 30

National run out of gas with short bench vs Left Overs

It's perhaps what came to be expected when one team stacked with players goes up against a short bench. The Left Over's,although not familiar with one another showed immediate chemistry in their season debut. Both their wins came due to constant pressure, high energy and the will to battle until the very end. That was especially the case in the second encounter where National led 3-0 after one period. Normally a team like National wont falter such a lead, but it became clear that as time went on that they just didn't have the drive to kill off the clock. The Left Overs kept battling, and in doing so were rewarded with four straight goals to complete a massive comeback. A pivotal moment occurred when K.Miraldo tallied shorthanded to pull his team within one. Then, once G.DeMarinis scored to tie the game, Y.Leroux brought it a step further by providing the winner leaving just over a minute on the clock.

(5)Left Overs vs National (3)

(3)National vs Left Overs(4)

Family stuck enduring long night with short bench

The Family's only hope to get any sort of positive result was to zone up and rely heavily on A.Mascitto to make an abundance of saves. That just isn't a good way to start off your season against a team like the HBHA. But sometimes teams are stuck rotating a short bench like in the case of the Family. Unfortunately, they couldn't put up a strong effort long enough in the first encounter. The HBHA ran up the score en route to an easy 8-2 victory. The second match however was closer but still far-from what the Family hoped for. They did manage a quick goal courtesy of K.Kolakowski. Despite falling behind early, the HBHA felt confident about their chances moving forward. It took seven minutes-from that point on for M.Pololos and K.Koutsogiannopoulos to score 40 seconds apart. K.Koutsogiannopoulos would go on to add his second while M.Pololos collected his third point of the game to solidify a second straight victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Miraldo of the Left Overs. The steady defenseman was involved in every area of the game. Aside-from his expected ability to break up plays, K.Miraldo provided plenty of offense as well resulting in a four point night.

D Division

Thursday May 30

(3)United Armenians vs Smooth Sailors (7)

F.Palmitano plays unlikely hero

When you go down the list of players that the Smooth Sailors have that can make a huge impact in the scoring department, F.Palmitano isn't one that will stick out. The Smooth Sailors were glad to see that secondary scoring can also be an option on an already stacked roster. F.Palmitanos's impact on the game couldn't have come at a better time. In a very short span of only ten seconds, F.Palmitano strung together two quick goals to help provide a 4-2 lead. Clearly, that sequence helped inspire the rest of his teammates to run down the United Armenians, especially his brother J.Palmitano, who went on to add a pair of third period insurance markers to cap off the night.

(5)Legacy vs SBS Trashers(5) S.O

SBS Trashers mount comeback to draw even with Legacy

In search of a spark to salvage their night, the SBS Trashers managed to wake up and erase a three goal deficit. Things started to turn around when J.Scalia and G.Bampos scored late in the second period to pull the Trashers within one. Battling-from behind against a team that usually locks it up doesn't normally happen, but the SBS Trashers showed why they are the reigning champs. Legacy had to deal with a couple of issues ahead of them. First off, trying to slow down a constant pressure, and secondly trying to solve R.Pampena at least one more time. Even though Pampena gave up five goals, this contest could have been way worse if not for the net minder. The match ultimately had no winner as both sides failed to take advantage in the shootouts.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Franco Palmitano of the Smooth Sailors. While most expected the Smooth Sailors top guns to pull through, F.Palmitano decided to take matters into his own hands collecting three straight points that included two big goals.

2019-05-29
F division

Wednesday May 29

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

M-A Desrosiers monster night lifts Mighty Drunks over Knights

Not only did M-A Desrosier collect a hat trick in the first period, but he was also able to seal it with the game's lone shootout marker. For how crazy the game ended it looked as if the Knights had it wrapped up in regulation time when A.Fonrose scored late in the game for a 6-5 lead. But with the Knights taking an untimely penalty, the door was still opened for a wild finish. P.Paikopoulos came through riffling a huge power play goal and the Mighty Drunks gave themselves a shot at taking the match. Surprisingly enough for how the game went, neither side was able to cap it off in a five minute overtime with plenty of space. By this point, it seemed only fitting that M-A Desrosiers's hot hand would pull the Mighty Drunks through. Desrosiers was the only player out of the six attempts to score in the breakaways. The Knights saw their three tries get denied each time by O.Caillet.

(2)Carnage vs Bramabulls(8)

Balanced scoring fuels Bramabulls in season debut

Backed by a balanced offense, the Bramabulls couldn't have asked for a better start to their season. The pace was dictated early on that saw a power play goal trigger a couple more before the frame ended. S.Liparota opened the scoring with the man advantage and was the only player to score twice during the game. Carnage got their lone tallies- from S.Accaro and J.Bourlakos as the only two players to get the better of G.Follano. Even though it wasn't the ideal start for Carnage, F.Pace won't be too concerned knowing it's still very early into the season.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M-A Desrosiers of the Mighty Drunks. After collecting a first period hat trick, M-A Desrosiers capped off a stellar performance by netting the lone shootout winner.

2019-05-27
4 vs 4 Division

Monday May 27

Y.Gazura and M.D'Alpe shine in final frames for Venom

Venom saved their best moments in the last periods of both games versus the 1 Timer. In each case, the score was tied 1-1 after one frame. But with the amount of pressure put forth, it was only a question of time before Venom would gain control. Y.Gazura led the way in the opening match striking twice while M.D'Alpe followed up with a similar performance in the second game. The 1 Timer had one good thing going for them and that was their goaltending. F.Koch was a major reason why he kept both games extremely close. With that kind of goaltending, the 1 Timer know that they have a chance to win on any given night.

(3)Venom vs 1 Timer (2)

(1)1 Timer vs Venom (3)

50 in 07 unaware of Dragons dynamic duo

Unless teams know the tendencies of some particular players, then they'll be fine formulating a specific game plan. Unfortunately for the 50 in 07, names like E.Girouard and S.Robineault are still foreign to them and were only able to realise their threats when it was said and done. Nobody will be shock knowing that both players combined for a total of eight goals and fourteen points. This type of performance is very typical of the two players, who have been doing it regularly over and over. The Dragons have something nice going with a solid supporting cast that can contribute as well. For three straight periods, the 50 in 07 struggled to find the back of the net but that eventually changed when S.Mcallister and D.Meffe finally got to S.Fraga.

(0)50 in 07 vs Dragons (7)

(4)Dragons vs 50 in 07(2)

Punishers tighten up in second match to split with Les Unknown

After dropping the first game, the Punishers looked to bounce back and even the score with Les Unknown. One area that needed to be addressed was their defensive game. The Punishers made it a point to tighten up and avoid giving the ball away to easily. However, things weren't decided until the mid way point of the second period where A.Kobayati came through for the Punishers. Despite enough time left over, N.Mackeen wasn't planning to let this one slip away. The Goaltender had a monster performance stopping all 20 shots his way. Les Unknown came off a pair of losses only a week ago in large part due to lack of players. Tonight, they fixed the issue and it paid dividends as they were able to take one game away-from a highly skilled Punishers team.

(2)Punishers vs Les Unknown (4)

(0)Les Unknown vs Punishers (1)

Degenerates stuck searching for their identity

Coach S.Sicuso will have a lot of work ahead of him this season. Admitting that there is work to be done is a good step in the right direction. The Degenerates changed up their roster by adding some youth which will hopefully blend right in sooner than later. For now, they'll be stuck going through the heartaches like in tonight's case where they dropped both games to the Excalibur. With the scoring touch of five different players, the Excalibur took the first encounter rather easily. The same however couldn't be said for the ensuing match. Even though the Excalibur pulled it off, the Degenerates may have had only themselves to blame. The score was deadlocked 1-1 and headed into its final minutes when things turned for the worse for the Degenerates allowing two quick shorthanded goals. M.Bchouti snapped the tie with a man short, and G.Zimbardo followed up only seconds later for a second shorthanded tally to cap off the win.

(5)Excalibur vs Degenerates (1)

(1)Degenerates vs Excalibur (4)

Experience helps Fatal Demons defeat Golden Boys

The Fatal Demons know what it takes to win hockey games, but the same group also understands the feeling of coming up short. That is why they won't take anyone for granted, even if it's against a younger squad like the Golden Boys. Despite giving up an early goal-from last week's player of the night K.Lisio, the Fatal Demons weren't affected whatsoever and were able to respond in a massive way. D.Galloro opened and closed the scoring to help lead his club to a convincing 6-1 victory. The Golden Boys weren't pleased on how things ended and made the adjustments to put up a better challenge in the second encounter. And even though they fell short, the game could have gone either way. The difference occurred by the mid way point of the second period where L.Bavellas capitalised on the power play for a 2-1 lead that held up.

(6)Fatal Demons vs Golden Boys (1)

(1)Golden Boys vs Fatal Demons (2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Simon Robineault of the Dragons. As long as he's set up for a one timer, S.Robinuealt will almost never miss. The sharp shooter had another productive night collecting back to back shutouts as part of an eight point performance.

2019-05-23
D Division

Thursday May 23

(5)Smooth Sailors vs SBS Trashers(4)

SBS Trashers comeback attempt falls short

The SBS Trashers showed a lot of heart bouncing back-from a three goal deficit to make a game of it but were unable to ever get a lead. J.Mandracchia restored control of the match for the Smooth Sailors by snapping a late 4-4 second period tie. Time still wasn't an issue for the SBS Trashers with an entire period ahead of them. The problem however was that they couldn't continue their run unable to solve M.Gravano. Clearly, the net minder had enough for what he went through during the second period. The Smooth Sailors made it a point to tighten up while getting the expected saves-from Gravano. This contest was a classic case of a team coming off a championship run versus an opponent that had something to prove. The SBS Trashers didn't get off to the right start and ultimately paid the price in the end. J.Mandracchia scored twice in the win while F.Gentile did the same for the SBS Trashers.

(3)Fatal Demons vs Legacy (9)

Legacy overwhelm Fatal Demons with their depth

Legacy flat out overwhelmed the Fatal Demons on Thursday night. And it came-from a lot of different places. In every area of the game, Legacy took it to their opponent. As much as the Fatal Demons tried to slow down a constant pressure, good players will always find a way to create space. In tonight's case, many plays resulted in breakaways and odd man rushes for Legacy. No particular player took the spot light but J.Rochon and P.Nakhle did lead the way up front on a pair of goals each. Even though the score suggests a lopsided affair, the Fatal Demons kept it close for two frames and managed to pull themselves within one towards the end of the second period.

(4)Job on Demand vs United Armenians (3)

Job on Demand hold off surging United Armenians

The Job on Demand fought off a late charging United Armenians team to win 4-3. At the rate that this contest was going, both teams must have figured a similar fate. After all, the Job on Demand did grab a 3-0 lead by the mid way point of the match. But the United Armenians managed to claw their way back into the game posting three of the games next four goals. Luckily enough for the Job on Demand, J.Courteau bagged a late marker that held up for the winner. Y.Gazura was stellar participating in all four goals in the victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yuri Gazura of the Job on Demand. In what came down to the wire, Y.Gazura was responsible for making four goals happen in a close 4-3 win over the United Armenians.

2019-05-20
4 vs 4 Division

Monday May 20

1 Timer take advantage of Les Unknown's short bench

Les Unknowns entered Monday night's season debut without many players-from their line up, and ultimately paid the price in the end. They did manage two solid first periods with the games levelled at one goal apiece, but the same couldn't be said for the second frames where the 1 Timer completely annihilated their opponent. This was perhaps to be expected as the games started to take its toll on a depleted line up. Already with a goal in the opening period, T.Daigneault bagged his second while setting up P-A Surprenant for an empty net marker. The second encounter saw J.Guye-Perrault take charge with three markers that included the winner. Both goals-from Les Unknown belonged to M.Morin as the only player to get the better of F.Koch. It wasn't the start they were hoping for but Les Unknown won't be too concerned knowing that they had key elements missing-from their line up.

(4)1 Timer vs Les Unknown(1)

(1)Les Unknown vs 1 Timer(5)

Golden Boys pull away late to settle score with 50 in 70

An unfortunate penalty call late in the game permitted the 50 in 07 to edge out the Golden Boys. The match was headed into a shootout until S.Petreccia struck late for his second on the power play. Even though they couldn't get it done in the first encounter, the Golden Boys had the right approach heading into the ensuing contest. It always helps when you have a dynamic duo creating plenty of fits for the opposition. K.Lisio scored all three goals in the loss with the help of J.Durocher's three primary assists. Both players didn't stop there as they made sure to continue their magic. After a 1-1 first period tie, the flood gates opened for Lisio, Durocher and the rest of the Golden Boys. The two once again combined in a big way that saw K.Lisio post a second straight hat trick while J.Durocher riffled a pair as part of a three point performance. Throughout most of the night, the 50 in 07 held their own expect for the final twelve minutes.

(4)50 in 07 vs Golden Boys(3)

(6)Golden Boys vs 50 in 07(1)

Excalibur salvages their night with a late push

With everything going their way for most of the night, the Fatal Demons finished flat conceding three straight goals to the Excalibur. Rather than keeling over, the Excalibur answered with renewed energy to split the decision on a solid effort. Plenty had to do with the play of R.Morne, who set up two teammates before netting the winner. The Fatal Demons looked better prepared taking the opening contest rather easily. M.Mignogna tallied twice while D.Galloro and B.Sansotta combined for four points. The same seemed to apply early on in the second match with E.Colella and B.Sansotta finding the back of the net. By that point, the Fatal Demons may have figured they were headed for some easy points. Sometimes teams tend to let go of the gas pedal, and perhaps that was the case for the Fatal Demons. Regardless the situation, both teams fought hard to earn respective victories.

(4)Fatal Demons vs Excalibur (1)

(3)Excalibur vs Fatal Demons(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Lisio of the Golden Boys. The highly skilled forward was absolutely spectacular in his season debut, posting a total of six goals and two assists.

2019-05-13
GK winners of Premier division

Monday May 13 (Final)

(5) GK vs Black Knights (2) Game 2

Champions again GK claims another title

It was another celebratory night for the GK. A 5-2 win over the Black Knights saw the GK take care of business in two straight games to end their playoff run. Things started off well for them when G.Bouchard and P.Genereux each scored for a 2-0 lead. However, the win didn't come without its tribulations, as the end of the period belonged to the Black Knights. In the short span of only 30 seconds, A.Aubut turned the deficit into a tie. Despite the push back, the GK weren't phased at all. Clearly, they looked like they wanted it more by pushing harder to eventually regain their momentum. M.David snapped the tie, J.Bradley took advantage with a power play goal, and the GK made sure that the lead would be protected the rest of the way. No matter how hard the Black Knights tried to bounce back in the game, the offense just wasn't there. M.Fortin was perhaps the major reason as the net minder was sharp remaining flawless for over two periods stopping 34 of 36 shots. After sweeping the River Rats in their previous round, the GK showed once again why they are deserving by doing the same in the final. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com and MBHL, congratulations go out to Dan Nguyen and the GK for winning the Premier division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Guillaume Bouchard of the GK. In every aspect of the game, G.Bouchard made his presence count-from his sound defensive style while having the ability to create offense that led to one goal and an assist.

2019-05-06
LG HC winners of 4vs4 division

Monday May 6 (Final, second division)

LG HC pick up the hardware, winners of second division

When a team has that kind of fire power one must find ways to contain it while seizing their own opportunities. In both games versus the LG HC, the Yellow T-Shirts kept it close in the first periods but were unable to hold off the many weapons-from the other side. D.Bertrand took charge in game one netting back to back goals in a very short span to seal the win. The second match saw the game decided towards the end when once again D.Bertrand was able to put a staple on it for a late 4-2 lead. The Yellow T-Shirts knew that they had to stay on top of the LG HC by limiting their time and space. And in the large part they faired pretty well focusing on key players such as G.Pisanelli and A.Stamiris-from the back end. But when you have other threats that can hurt you it's almost impossible to hold off the pressure. The LG HC had the expectations to get this far and expected nothing less but to win in the end. On behalf of Hoackeyballe.com, congratulations go out to George Panagiotopoulos and the LG HC for winning the second division 4vs4 championship.

(5)LG HC vs Yellow T-Shirts(1) Game 1

(2)Yellow T-Shirts vs LG HC(2) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dominic Bertrand of the LG HC. While the Yellow T-Shirts did an overall fine job containing key components, D.Bertrand was able to break away creating his own space along with a strong net presence. The natural sniper scored three goals at the most crucial times during the series.

Game 1 Premier Finals

Monday May 6 (Final)

 (5)GK vs Black Knights(1) Game 1

 Sluggish Black Knights not prepared versus a primed GK squad

 The long wait before playing Game 1 of the final for the Black Knights proved to be fatal as they came out sluggish. Looks like the rust caught up to them as GK took a commanding 3-0 lead after one period. The GK were quicker to the ball, crisper with it and more eager earning every inch of a 5-1 victory. Eventually the Black Knights did get on board on a lone tally coming-from Z.Lasania. After trading a second period marker, the GK ended their night strong with another tally. The win came with an overall effort that saw five different players take turns finding the back of the net. K.Kuczmarski got credited the winner and M.Fortin was sharp allowing only one goal. Even though its only game one, the Black Knights will need to address a solid start in game two if they plan on extending the series. For now, they'll have an entire week to try and figure out on how to deal with a well oiled GK machine.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Fortin of the GK. With goaltending so important, M.Fortin enabled his team to play with a solid lead while stopping 22 of 23 shots.

2019-05-05
Slayers winners of D Sunday division

Sunday May 5 (Final)

(4)Slayers vs Icons (6) Game 1

J.Mckenzie snaps third period tie, Icons take game 1

Despite squandering a two goal lead, the Icons put themselves back on track thanks to an early third period tally. J.Mckenzie came through during that time, and the Icons were able to hold off the Slayers the rest of the way. E.Girouard continued-from where he left off adding two more goals to his piggy bank. On the flip side, J.Desmarais had a multi goal performance as well .This game had the expectations of what was to come. Neither side conducted themselves as refined gentlemen. From-the drop of the ball, the series got real and mean which suggested for a busy night to the penalty box.

(6)Icons vs Slayers (7) Game 2

Slayers flip the script to even series

The Slayers were able to rebound-from their early loss, flipping the script against the Icons and delivering an important 7-6 victory. In classic Slayers fashion, the team refused to roll over as they fought back to force a mini game. This contest resembled the previous one in many ways but favouring the Slayers instead. Rather than playing-from behind, the Slayers stormed out of the first period carrying a 3-1 lead. Eventually, the Icons did recover and actually tied the game at four goals apiece thanks to a power play goal-from A.Stamiris. That tally came very early in the third period where the Icons hoped to take care of business. Unfortunately, they couldn't kill off a penalty that enabled A.Mirolla to capitalise for his second of the match. The Slayers would add to more by the time the game ended to force the most important game of the season.

(1)Icons vs Slayers (4) Game 3

Slayers carry good habits into game 3, crowned champions

The details of one pivotal play perhaps decided who was going to win this series. The Icons had control of the situation being up 1-0 while awarded a power play chance to double the lead. And rather than putting a strangle hold in the series, M.Dalessio came to rescue the Slayers on a shorthanded goal. Still, the game was tied and everything was still up for grabs. But if momentum means anything, the Slayers were able to ride it on that goal. It took three minutes-from that point on for V.Confuorti to come through and break the tie. Then, within less than two minutes, J.Desmarais secured all doubts providing a two goal cushion with only three minutes remaining in the series .As expected, this series had all the elements of what playoff hockey is all about. Sometimes it takes that one detail to make the whole difference, especially how close both teams match up. In tonight's case, the Slayers showed that they were deserving by overcoming a 1-0 deficit and never giving up on their journey to hoist the trophy. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Phil Kotsornithis, Josh Desmarais and the Slayers for claiming the D Sunday title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Josh Desmarais of the Slayers. In a series that went as long as it did, the Slayers had no choice but to rely on everyone pulling their weight. However, the captain did lead by example scoring in every game to finish the series with a total of seven points.

2019-04-30
Punishers winners of C division

Tuesday April 30 (Final)

(3)Capitals vs Punishers (5) Game 1

Punishers jump start series on the right track

The Punishers took game one with a high tempo play that forced the Capitals to play from-behind for most of the match. The Capitals did get themselves back into it when J-S Pacheco and E.Lemieux scored late in the second period. In hopes of building off the momentum, the Capitals fell behind once more unable to contain J.Rochon-from finding the back of the net. Still, the Capitals wouldn't let up upping their tempo while pushing the play forward. The problem however was that the Punishers applied a suffocating style while getting sensational goaltending-from C.Stavriadis in order to preserve the victory.

(2)Punishers vs Capitals (3) Game 2

Capitals flip the script to force game 3

This time, the Capitals did the one fundamental thing they needed in order to give themselves a chance, and that was to play with the lead. J.Bourgaize opened the scoring shorthanded, and A.Boucher struck on the power play to put the Capitals in front 2-1. Half a game was still remaining at that point which would have been a tall order for the Capitals to hold off the Punishers-from the score sheet. Instead, they managed to gain a two goal cushion which proved to be significant in the end. The Punishers did battle back in the third when C.Gingras pulled his team within one. But just like the Punishers did in the previous match, the Capitals returned the favour by shutting the door the rest of the way. C.Fortin was busy facing enough quality shots and chances to steal the win for the Capitals.

(1)Punishers vs Capitals (0) O.T Game 3

C.Gingras scores ridiculous shorthanded goal, Punishers repeat as champions

It came to no one's surprise for how close this series was that overtime would eventually decide a winner. After the Punishers got caught taking a four minute penalty, A.Bitsakis bailed them out making one spectacular save look better than the other. The Capitals had four minutes of extra space to get their pay back versus the Punishers. And while the dagger should have been towards the Punishers, the Capitals were the ones suffering a serious blow. By finding himself open at about mid court, C.Gingras sprung in on a dazzling move that would have made the highlight of the season goal if a camera was pointing at him. It was a type of goal at a moment during a thrilling final that only he or very few can execute. The Capitals couldn't have picked a worse time to give up a shorthanded goal. Instead, they were stuck seeing a great opportunity vanish in an instant. Despite the tough ending, they knew that this series could have easily gone either way. For the Punishers, it was just business as usual. Their team was clearly built for what they achieved. Starting in net with C.Stavriadis and A.Bitaskis sharing the role.Adding to that, a defence that can provide all aspects of the game, and finally an offense that can hurt you at will. The Punishers showed once again why they are deserving of what they got. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Peter Chiotis and the Punishers for repeating as C division champs.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Punishers. A familiar name that keeps appearing during the big moments, C.Gingras scored a highlight reel goal in a shorthanded situation to decide the C division title in overtime.

2019-04-29
4 vs 4 Division playoffs

Monday April 29 (Semi finals, second division)

Yellow T-Shirts advance after tight series with Dragons

The Yellow T-Shirts are comfortable playing tight games this season and their patience paid off again on Monday night. N.Gilbert scored three straight goals, and the Yellow T-Shirts were able to rally and even the series after dropping the opening game. For how tight both sides play, scoring first was a must heading into game three. There was one area that the Yellow T-Shirts did well to get the edge over the Dragons, and that was their fore checking style. A perfect example of it was the resilient play of L.Folini, who caused all sorts of problems for the Dragons defence. And while that was just one aspect of his game, L.Folini brought it step further posting two quick early goals in game three, both with the help of N.Gilbert"s perfect feeds. The Dragons still had plenty of time left over, and even though they cut the lead in half, M.Trivissono and the Yellow T-Shirts weren't planning to let this one slip away. As expected, this series was as close as it gets with all three games decided by a goal if not counting an empty net marker in game number two.

(3)Dragons vs Yellow T-Shirts(2) Game 1

(5)Yellow T-Shirts vs Dragons (3) Game 2

(1)Dragons vs Yellow T-Shirts (2) Game 3

G.Pisanelli combines for six goals in a pair of easy wins for the LG HC

Led by a standout six goal performance by G.Pisanelli, two goals apiece-from A.Stamiris and E.Girouard, the LG HC gave the Chic Choc no chance on Monday night. Already a very good team, the LG HC played their finest hockey, and why not since it's a big playoff round. They rarely show up with a full roster but tonight they pulled out all their assets suggesting that they meant business. F.Baratta, although he let in only two goals, still needed to be sharp in the opening moments of the series. The Chic Choc started off strong, had power play pressure and managed to get a pair passed Baratta. Unfortunately, they couldn't hold up in the second period where G.Pisanelli and the LG HC took off with four goals. The win advances the LG HC into the final where they'll face off against the Yellow T-Shirts. Clearly, they will be the favourites heading into the final stretch of the playoff season. The onus will be on the Yellow T-Shirts in order to formulate a game plan while relying heavily on M.Trivisonno to make plenty of key saves. As for the LG HC, as long as they have G.Pisanelli present along with A.Stamiris's rocket launcher-from anywhere on the court, then they'll be just fine.

(6)LG HC vs Chic(2) Game 1

(0)Chic Choc vs LG HC(6) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Livio Folini of the Yellow T-Shirts. Determined to make a difference, L.Folini did not disappoint, especially in the final game where he riffled two big goals.

Punishers winners of 4vs4 division

Monday April 26 (Final, first division)

Punishers, crowned winners of first division

Considering the kind of season the Punishers had, this end result came to be expected, at least for the Punishers. The first game was only decided when C.Gingras snapped a late 2-2 tie. The Communists played an all around decent game remaining neck in neck with their opponent. However, the same couldn't be said for the second encounter. Plenty of what went wrong early on was the incapability to take advantage of some glorious power play opportunities. The Communists fell behind early but had a chance to redeem themselves only to give up two shorthanded goals. Despite the amount of time left over, both sides knew the fate of their season. C.Gingras scored two out of their three tallies with a man short while M.Arkalis netted the other. N.Mackeen wasn't overly busy but made sure to keep the Communists off the score sheet until the game was already out of reach. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations got out to John Fidrilis and the rest of the Punishers for capturing the 4vs4 first division title.

(3)Punishers vs Communists (2) Game 1

(6)Communists vs Punishers (1) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Punishers. It's practically a safe that C.Gingras will get you that big goal. In tonight's biggest games of the season, the talented forward was clutch netting the winner in game one while bagging a pair of shorthanded markers in game two.

2019-04-28
D Division playoffs

Sunday April 28 (Semi finals)

(4)Lynx vs Slayers (8) Game 2

A.Mirolla leads way as Slayers even series with Lynx

With the Lynx taking a crucial game one only a week ago, the Slayers needed a push-from any of their dormant top forwards. A.Mirolla scored twice in a quick succession, added his third early in the second period and capped off an incredible four goal performance by feeding an empty cage .A desperate start was to be expected- from the Slayers. The Lynx understood this and managed to weather the storm even though they trailed 3-2 after one period. It was-from that point on that this game took one direction. The Slayers hit their fifth and final gear as early as the second period where they buried the contest on three quick tallies. All the Lynx could do at that point was to figure out on how to adjust in an ensuing fifteen minute mini game.

(1)Lynx vs Slayers (4) Game 3

Late goals propel Slayers

While the Slayers will be advancing to the final, the Lynx will be kicking themselves after losing the way they did. P.Stroubakis scored early on a power play, and the Lynx were awarded a second power play opportunity to put a strangle hold on the game. Instead, it was the Slayers that struck shorthanded courtesy of V.Confuorti. That moment in the match was clearly the determining factor on why the Slayers advanced. Since a mini game is only fifteen minutes, the Lynx knew that a 2-0 lead would have most likely confirmed their spot to the final. Still, they had a chance to break a 1-1 tie but the gamble didn't pay off. It took less than one minute for J.Scalia and V.Confuorti to score and ultimately put a stamp to the series. Both players each scored twice. For how close the series was, the Slayers were glad to be on the side of a storming finish.

(1)Shockers vs Icons(4) Game2

Shockers no solutions for E.Girouard

Yes, you can argue the Icons have plenty of players that can score and beat you in any kind of way. And maybe that's the reason why the Shockers didn't focus so much on E.Girouard and what he did during this entire series. After collecting a hat trick in the previous encounter, the right handed sniper re produced a carbon copied effort in this contest. E.Girourad never gives enough time for any defenders to reach his stick. Once the ball reaches his sweet spot, it's off to the back of the net usually, giving net minders barely a chance to strive across and make the save. But as much as Girouard put on a clinic, the Icons overall are a built power house team. The Shockers figured they needed to keep the game close for as long as possible but couldn't match up early as they found themselves trailing 3-1 after one period. Despite the amount of time left over, the damage had already been done. The Icons did an excellent job neutralising their opponent while controlling the game like they often do.

Now that the semi final round is over, the showcase for what many expected will feature the Slayers taking on the Icons. Expect this one to be close as both teams are well rounded and have all the elements to take it all. There will be only one are of the series that will determine who comes out on top. Since both teams really want to win and have plenty of pride, avoiding the penalty box will be their biggest challenge. This is the one area that P.Chiotis of the Icons and P.Kotsornithis of the Slayers will need to stress to their players.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vincenzo Confuorti of the Slayers. His shorthanded goal in game three perhaps shifted the series for the Slayers. V.Confuorti tied the game with a man less, and added his second during the same match to finish with a total of four points in both games.

2019-04-26
Devil Dawgz winners of Masters 35+ second division

Friday April 26 (Final)

(1)Devil Dawgz vs Brewers(3) Game 1

Brewers use three third period goals to top Devil Dawgz

Facing the top team of the second division, Friday night provided another tough challenge for the Brewers, who have been heating up after their sweep with the Pillows. While both teams entered the final frame scoreless, the Brewers were the ones to break the barrier on three consecutive goals. G.Lemire, T.Adamacopoulos and G.Bakas all scored while P.Paikopoulos tallied late for the Devil Dawgz. The Devil Dawgz felt they played well for two straight periods which simply wasn't good enough. That being said, B.Tzavaras took the time to address the necessary needs heading into game two.

(3)Brewers vs Devil Dawgz(6) Game 2

Devil Dawgz bounce back to down Brewers in Game 2

The Brewers weren't able to respond to the desperation that the Devil Dawgz set forth in this important contest. Clearly, they knew that a major push back was to be expected, and while they couldn't t weather the storm, the Devil Dawgz would ultimately prevail in the end. The importance of scoring first is so incredibly vital when it comes to playoff hockey. The Devil Dawgz made sure to get on board early to shift the pressure the other way. After grabbing a 2-0 first period lead, A.Jalilvand notched his second right before J.Constantin provided a four goal cushion. By that point, there was almost no way the Brewers were coming back. The only positive that they took was that T.Fernando participated in all three tallies. Even though it wasn't enough, the Brewers hoped to feed off the momentum heading in what would be the biggest game of the season.

(1)Brewers vs Devil Dawgz(2) O.T Game 3

A.Jalilvand's slap shot delivers final blow to series, Devil Dawgz crowned champions

The drama of sports is real and true. Entering their most important game of the season, both sides put everything they played for on the line. And for how close it was, neither team was shocked that extra time would decide a winner. The Devil Dawgz did strike first very early on but couldn't protect it as T.Fernando came running in riffling a hard wrist shot to tie the game. Just prior to the dying moments of the match, T.Fernando missed out on a glorious chance to end the series. Instead, an ensuing overtime period set the stage for another big moment in the series. Thirty seconds was all it took for A.Jalilvand to riffle a perfect slap shot that found its way to the back of the net. The Devil Dawgz knew that any shot on net could work, and why not since it could decide a championship. They managed to find a way and get their first. For how close this series was, both teams showed that they were very deserving. But with championship games leaving room for only one team to prevail, the Devil Dawgz were glad to be on the winning side of it. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations got out to Bill Tzavaras and the Devil Dawgz for winning the Masters 35+ division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Austin Jalilvand of the Devil Dawgz. Whenever he gets the chance to shot it, odds are good that his wicked slap shop finds the back of the net. The Devil Dawgz were able to celebrate an incredible run thanks to their sniper.

2019-04-25
SBS Trashers winners of D division

Thursday April 25 (D Final)

 (5)SBS Trashers vs Job on Demand(4) S.O Game 1

 SBS Trashers come-from behind to shock Job on Demand

 The SBS Trashers rebounded-from a dismal start to stun the Job on Demand. The Job on Demand entered the series with a dangerous offense and a suspect defensive game. You almost can never go wrong when being up 3-0 passed the mid way point of a game. What started as a statement for the Job on Demand turned into a message -from the SBS Trashers. Giving up four straight goals in a playoff match is something that is simply unacceptable. Rather than shutting down their opponent, the Job on Demand kept the mentality of trying to run up the score. The comeback charge was led by Joe Scalia and A.Gentile as both players each scored twice. The SBS Trashers thought they had this wrapped up in regulation time when J.Scalia tallied with less than two minutes remaining. Unfortunately, one miss hap led to a costly turn over that saw G.Pisanelli take advantage with only 3 seconds on the clock. Luckily enough for the SBS Trashers, an ensuing shootout went in their favor. A.Gentile was the only player to score while R.Pampena locked up the win denying three straight attempts.

(5)Job on Demand vs SBS Trashers(6) Game 2

 Job on Demand relive nightmare, SBS Trashers crowned champions

 There is nothing that's going to sugar coat this monumental folding of the tent by the Job on Demand. It's barely acceptable to squander a massive lead in one game, but to do it twice, they'll have only themselves to blame. For a second straight time, the Job on Demand built a three goal cushion on to see it vanish into thin air. Now that's not to take away-from what the SBS Trashers accomplished on this night. There is something that's quite remarkable when a team is able to overcome such a deficit, especially twice in the same night of a final. F.Gentile and Joe Scalia were a big part of the comeback effort netting two goals apiece. However, the key goal did come-from A.Gentile, who riffled a beauty with just over a minute left on the clock. Clearly, the Job on Demand didn't take notes on how to address what happened to them earlier, and in the end, they blew a glorious opportunity to take this series. Instead, the acolytes belong to the SBS Trashers, who showed that they believed in one another. Never did they once give up, making one shift count more than the other. The SBS Trashers kept a positive mentality, and in doing so, got everything they deserved. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Eric Panzera and the SBS Trashers for claiming the D Thursday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Gentile of the SBS Trashers. After collecting three points in game one, A.Gentile finished off the series in style by riffling a beautiful rocket that gave P.Assadi absolutely no chance.

2019-04-24
Left Wings winners of E division

Wednesday April 24 (E Wednesday final)

(2)Bramabulls vs Left Wings(3) Game 1

Left Wings top Bramabulls in tight affair

The Left Wings stressed calm and composure heading into their final with the Bramabulls. And by the time game one ended, the first part of the mission was accomplished.   J.Adamou, V.Ladouceur and M-A Morin all scored and B.Verducci was again exceptional earning a close 3-2 win. The Bramabulls found themselves trailing 2-1 after one period. Considering how easily they can score, that small deficit didn't worry many of the Bramabulls players. But it seemed no matter how hard they tried to bounce back, things just weren't working out for them. Instead, the Left Wings widened their margin and had the luxury of playing with a two goal lead. The only time the Bramabulls potted their second came towards the end of the contest where they just didn't have enough time to even the score.

(4)Left Wings vs Bramabulls(5) Game 2

M.Detorre hat trick levels the series for Bramabulls

M.Detorre had a hat trick, A.Mirolla netted the winner and the Bramabulls gave themselves a chance to extend the series with the Left Wings. Desperation kicked in right away with Detorre striking twice by the five minute mark of the first period. The Bramabulls understood the importance of a great start. Rather than playing-from behind, the Left Wings were now the ones caught chasing the game. They did however pull within one after a dominant second period. Unfortunately for the Left Wings, the Bramabulls regained their momentum early in the third period on two goals in what appeared to be enough. That was until V.Ladouceur and T.Kyritsis responded with two consecutive tallies only to run out of race track.

(1)Left Wings vs Bramabulls(0) Game 3

Left Wings claim E Wednesday division title on G.Gaitanis power play goal

It didn't matter how they got it, or who got it, as long as they got it done first. Both sides fully understood the importance of striking first in a 15 minute mini game to decide matters. After taking an unfortunate penalty, the Bramabulls had the challenge of killing off two crucial minutes. The problem however was that the Left Wings were committed to make their chance count. When you have J.Adamou quarter backing a five man unit, the odds are good that a quality scoring chance or chances are on the way. G.Gaitanis is no stranger to finding the back of the net and made sure to bury a golden opportunity after being set up by Adamou. The Bramabulls did have enough of time for an equaliser but kept hitting the same problem like in game one, and that was running into a solid defence and stubborn net minder. As expected by many, this series had the potential to go the distance with all three games decided by only one goal. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Nick Sotiropoulos and the Left Wings for claiming the E Wednesday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ben Verducci of the Left Wings. When it comes to the big moments, the Left Wings felt comfortable relying on their goaltender. Verducci was stellar throughout the entire series and what better way to summarise it on a 1-0 shutout victory.

Fat Roy winners of F Wednesday division

Wednesday April 24 (F Wednesday final)

(6)Fat Roy vs Horsemen (5) S.O Game 1

Back and forth action goes to Fat Roy in shootout

Though tempted throughout a back and forth affair on Wednesday night, the Fat Roy refused to let their head to head with the high energy Horsemen slip out of their grasp. This win featured almost everything you could ask for in a meaningful game. From-the get go, both teams were off to the races generating plenty of scoring that can only give goaltenders fits. Despite the high octane offense, a 45 minute game still wasn't enough to decide a winner. The pressure would eventually take place in the shootout where both net minders had a chance to steal the show. J.Pantelis was and is always a logical choice when it comes to the breakaways. The Fat Roy forward collected two assists during the match while netting the lone shootout marker. On the flip side, the Horsemen had three attempts to get at least one but failed to solve J.Sanoudakis, who finished strong to collect an important victory.

(3)Horsemen vs Fat Roy(4) Game 2

Unlikely hero G.Lallis leads Fat Roy to glory

G.Lallis doesn't score many goals but prevents many for how sound he plays defensively. But G.Lallis made this rare one count more than your average tally. For a second straight game, this series appeared to be headed for a shootout,that was up until G.Lallis riffled the winner with only ten seconds left on the score board. Fat Roy knew how important it was to try and win this game. So with the score tied 3-3, they were firing on all cylinders making sure that the Horsemen don't get any sort if life. P.Elizardo and N.Gikas were also vital for the victory as both players collected three points each. In a series that could have easily gone either way, Fat Roy kept showing their never quit attitude that helped decide it all. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Costa Zafiropoulos and Fat Roy for capturing the F Wednesday division championship.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Lallis of Fat Roy. Of all the players throughout the Fat Roy line up who can ever score a huge goal and win a playoff series, G.Lallis isn't the first player that comes to mind. But when his team needed him the most, G.Lallis came through providing perhaps the mast important tally of the season.

2019-04-23
C Playoffs semi finals

Tuesday April 23(Semi finals)

 (8)Capitals vs AREZ(1) Game 1

 Capitals offence explodes in game 1 rout over AREZ

 Even if the AREZ knew what they were up against it still didn't matter. The Capitals pushed hard in the opening minutes and eventually got rewarded with three first period goals. This contest wasn't a case of one or two players making a difference. Apart-from M-A Bernier scoring twice, six other players took turns finding the back of the net. C.Fortin stopped just over 20 shots allowing only M.Monteschio to beat him. Everyone knew that the Capitals entered this series as heavy favourites. Knowing this, the AREZ weren't able to apply their game plan as they were forced to chase the game.

 (3)Punishers vs United Armenians(1) Game 1

 Punishers break stalemate on a pair of third period power play goal

 For over two periods both sides put together a solid defensive effort. The conservative play didn't allow much space, that was up until some power play time enabled the Punishers to break the barrier. C.Gingras ended the drought, J.Chiropoulos also struck with the man advantage and the Punishers barely edged out a relentless United Armenians hockey team. It didn't come easy but the Punishers made sure to push hard for three full periods in order to come out on top.

 (1)AREZ vs Capitals(5) Game 2

 AREZ attempt aggressive style but pay the price on Capitals power play

 The AREZ had to change something about their game after a thumping defeat only an hour ago. And perhaps by playing the Capitals a little more physical was the way to go. The problem with that comes the risk of visiting the penalty box, a place that you don't want to end up in when facing the Capitals. Every single goal except for the empty net marker all came with the man advantage. The AREZ were never able to get a good penalty kill going, and in the end paid the price in this game. To their credit, AREZ tried something that could have shifted the series. Unfortunately, the Capitals are simply that good and unless you play a perfect match the odds are stacked against you. The win came with the help of E.Lemieux's two power play goals and a 15 save performance by C.Fortin.

 (2)United Armenians vs Punishers(4) Game 2

 Punishers third period heroics pave way to final

The Punishers stuck to an unconventional winning formula on Tuesday night. For a second straight game of an important double header night, the Punishers saved their best for last. The United Armenians saw their slight 2-1 lead turn into an instant deficit when J.Chiropoulos and C.Kakivelis scored early in the third period. Despite the amount of time left over, the Punishers weren't taking chances to let this game slip away, especially how well the United Armenians were battling. Those two tallies provided plenty of confidence to the Punishers bench. It took about six minutes-from that point for C.Stamadianos to increase the lead and ultimately put a stamp to the series.

For a second straight season the Punishers and the Capitals will be squaring off for the ultimate price. The Punishers took the previous meeting which will only inspire M.Champagne and his troops to even the score. Both teams resemble each other in many ways. From-their top heavy line up to their sound defensive game along with stellar goaltending, this series could easily go either way. That being said, the Capitals may have that extra hunger which will force the Punishers to never let up.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jimmy Chiropoulos of the Punishers. In two close games versus the United Armenians, J.Chiropoulos notched the winner in game one and the tying marker in game number two.

Premier division playoffs

Tuesday April 23 (Premier semi final)

(5)GK vs River Rats(2) Game 1

GK pull away with third period outburst to take series lead

A power full offence proved to be too much for the River Rats. The GK erupted for three goals in the third period en route to a 5-2 victory. S.Bellefleur was able to snap the tie while P.Genereux capped it off with his second of the night. Throughout two periods, the River Rats held their own keeping the game extremely close. With the win, the GK will have chance to put an end to the series. It will be up to the River Rats to find solutions in what won't be an easy game two.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P.Genereux. The forward had a multi goal performance and was a constant threat with his high ability to score goals.

Tuesday April 30 (Premier semi final)

(4)GK vs River Rats(2) Game 2

GK advance to final thanks to a pair of late goals

Two late goals-from T.Pham and Y.Labonte meant that the GK advanced to the final with a double up victory over the River Rats. The see saw effect saw the GK end the first period strong on a pair of tallies -from K.Kuczmarski and M.David. Even if the River Rats weren't sharp early, they did tweak their game as they responded with two unanswered markers to even the score heading into the final frame. Unfortunately for the River Rats, the comeback all went out the door. The contest was heading into its last five minutes when T.Pham regained the lead for the GK. This time, they made sure to close it out for good. With this result, the GK will be facing off a familiar opponent in the Black Knights.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to T.Pham of the GK. With the game deadlocked 2-2, T.Pham broke the tie leaving all but five minutes on the clock.

2019-04-22
Black Knights Division Winners

April. 22, 2019

Black Knights finish in first place in Premier division.

     Congratulations to the Black Knights who edge out GK to claim #1 seed in the Premier division.  The Black Knights will face either GK or River Rats in the Premier finals.

 

    

2019 National Mens B, C, D and Womens B Championships

The 2019 Men’s B - C - D , Women's B National Championships will be hosted by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) and the Quebec Ball Hockey Association in Montreal, QC July 18-21, 2019. Please NOTE that teams need to be prepared to start at 8am on Thursday, July 18th.  Please plan to arrive Wednesday July 17th so you are ready to play.

 

http://cbha.com/events.php?news_id=1687417 

Ball Hockey Quebec

The Quebec Ball Hockey Association is rebranding!Today we present our new logo with a new name: Ball Hockey Quebec

In this new logo, we see the famous orange ball representing the sport of ball/dek hockey. The province of Québec is represented by the fleur-de-lis, and its classic form was deconstructed by detaching a petal from the flower to resemble the shape of the ball. The three shapes are surrounded by a circle representing all 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 leagues and players under the banner.

Stay tuned for more information from the official governing body of ball hockey in Québec!

4 vs 4 Division playoffs

Monday April 22 (Semi finals)

Armadillos fall apart to Communists after strong start

Despite having their backs against the wall, the Communists were revived thanks to a pair of power play goals in the second game. The Armadillos got stuck taking too many penalties, and in doing so, paid the ultimate price. Still, the series wasn't over as both teams had all but a twelve minute period to decide it. The inspired 3-1 victory carried into the final stretch for the Communists, who made sure to take advantage of a vulnerable opponent. J.Argyropoulos and C-A Mayrand scored less than a minute apart and M.Melo had another incredible outing allowing only a very late goal to beat him. The winning formula for the Communists in games 2 & 3 was simple, and that was to patiently wait for their chances while getting exceptional goaltending.

(4)Armadillos vs Communists (1) Game 1

(3)Communists vs Armadillos (1) Game 2

(1)Armadillos vs Communists (2) Game 3

Les Yables fail to weather the storm, Punishers dominate both games

Les Yables knew that it would have taken a few factors in order to defeat the Punishers with only two changes to their bench. A big part of their game plan was to try and keep it close as long as possible. For nearly an entire period, it appeared to be the case, but that was up until A.Kobayati scored late in the frame for a 3-1 lead. Kobayati, however wasn't done yet bagging his second right away in the ensuing frame. Clearly, that marker sent signals to both sides that the Punishers were heading into game two with the series on their side. The question at that point was to see how Les Yables would be able to respond. Unfortunately, they suffered a similar fate conceding four straight markers in the first period alone. The Punishers were simply relentless on this night getting a full out effort-from every single players. S.Athanasopoulos and M.Arkalis each buried their second in an empty net while for a second straight match, N.Mackeen stood tall allowing only one goal per game.

(5)Punishers vs Les Yables(1) Game 1

(1)Les Yables vs Punishers (7) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathew Melo of the Communists. Determined to bounce back after dropping game one, the net minder did not disappoint and was a major reason why the Communists strung two consecutive wins in order to pass.

The Punishers and the Communists will meet in the final of the first division. It will be important for both sides to identify on who to watch. This series will come down to playing it smart by focusing on each other's strengths while avoiding meaningless penalties.

The second division will have their semi finals take place next Monday. The match ups are as follows:

(1)LG HC vs Chic Choc(4) With each team solid up front, goaltending may decide who advances. The Chic Choc won't have a choice but to get exceptional-goaltending from their pillar in net. The good news is that F.Peloquin can live up to the task as he has proven for the entire season.

(2)Dragons vs Yellow T-Shirts (3) Expect a stingy series with neither side giving much. The only way the score gets runned up is if the trailing team starts to take chances.

2019-04-21
D Division playoffs

Sunday April 21(Semi finals)

(6)Icons vs Shockers (1) Game 1

Icons ride hot power play to thumping of Shockers

The Shockers kept drawing penalties and the Icons kept scoring. The Icons put themselves in the driver's seat with a power play performance that was incredibly powerful. Five out of their six goals all came with the man advantage. E.Girouard led the way on three consecutive markers in the second period alone. The Shockers appeared to be ready when T.Salberg notched the games first goal. But that lasted only so long as the Icons took over by the second on four unanswered tallies. Clearly, it wasn't the start the Shockers were looking for. The only positive is that they'll have an entire week to figure out how to avoid what just transpired.

(3)Slayers vs Lynx(4) Game 1

Lynx showing they mean business, Slayers stuck searching for answers

Its only one game but the Lynx are making a serious bid to knock the team with the best regular season record. R.Beaver had two goals, P.Stroubakis collected three assists and S.Catalano was brilliant making key saves between the pipes. The Lynx played their best hockey in the second period where the stunned the Slayers on three unanswered goals. Far-from convincing, the Slayers did make things interesting when M.Dettore pulled his team within one. That tally left over nine minutes for an equaliser, a goal that would never come due to how well the Lynx defended. The Slayers just realised that regular season is different -from playoffs. And even though the alarms are going off, sometimes adversity is good to have when stuck in these situations. One week will give them plenty of time on how to address all the necessary details in order to advance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of the Icons. In the second period alone, E.Girouard distanced the game after posting three consecutive goals for a hat trick.

2019-04-19
Masters 35+ division playoffs

Friday April 19(Semi finals)

(5)Brewers vs The Pillows(4) Game 2

Brewers hang on to close out series

With their backs against the wall in a pivotal game, the Pillows fell short against a more determined Brewers team. The Pillows had a week to thing about how to adjust and still couldn't find any answers to try and even the series. S.Bakas and S.Fabrici started the scoring festivities as both players combined for an impressive nine points. Despite trailing by three, the Pillows seized back some momentum on two late second period goals. The only problem was that they faced a stubborn net minder by the third period. G.Platanitis was simply that good denying many shots and some quality chances. The Brewers entered this series respecting a game plan that ultimately pulled them through to the final.

(1)Excalibur vs Devil Dawgz(7) Game 2

Offensive onslaught puts Devil Dawgz through to final

By the time the final buzzer sounded, the Devil Dawgz earned an easy win and a ticket to the final. It showed-from the drop of the ball that the Devil Dawgz would eventually pull though. A.Moniz, not known for his scoring had an incredible first period striking twice for a 2-0 lead. That was his first of three on the night which is usually rare for a defenseman. Regardless who did the scoring, the Devil Dawgz won this series by committee. M.Trivisonno was solid allowing only F.Bchara to get the better of him. J.Melo was also very productive accumulating five points as was H.Berberyan who closed off the scoring after setting up three markers.

With both series ending in a sweep ,the Devil Dawgz and the Brewers will meet in the final of the Masters 35+ second division. The Brewers will look to do the same against the Devil Dawgz like they did versus the Pillows, and that is to create shooting lanes while having someone go to the net. A simple game plan is often the right game plan and the Brewers will look to cause another surprise if the Devil Dawgz don't take them serious.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Bakas of the Brewers. Never once did the jitter bug forward stop running. His commitment to compete paid high dividends resulting in two goals and two assists.

2019-04-17
E & F Wednesday playoffs

Wednesday April 17 (E Semi finals)

(3)Fat Cats vs Bramabulls(6) Game 2

Bramabulls storm out of gate to even series

The Fat Cats knew what was coming and were powerless to stop it. The Bramabulls came out hard in the first period alone where M.Detorre participated in all four goals for a convincing 4-1 lead. That period was enough to send a clear message that the Bramabulls weren't backing down. The Fat Cats did slow down the storm with the help of J.Scalia's two goals but it wasn't nearly enough for any miraculous comeback. Both teams had to prepare for a 15 minute or more mini game that would determine who passes.

(2)Fat Cats vs Bramabulls(3) Game 3

Good habits continue in game 3, Bramabulls advance to E Final

Unable to address another ugly start, the Fat Cats missed out on defeating a heavy favourite. They knew that anything can happen in only fifteen minutes which suggests how important it is to score first. Instead, the Bramabulls got there first and built on it when T.Karasek doubled the lead. F.Gentile would respond quickly to pull within one. The next segment of the game perhaps determined the series. The Fat Cats were awarded a four minute power play, and rather than tying it up, M.Maggiore deflated all hope when netting a huge shorthanded goal. This series may have been far-from convincing for the Bramabulls, but they still found a way to overcome adversity by stringing together two big wins.

(1)UD Redz vs Left Wings(3) Game2

Left Wings provide stinging response to UD Redz

The Left Wings played to their strengths, and in doing so were able to extend the series with the UD Redz. Experience teams typically win in this fashion. They jump off to a good start and make life extremely difficult for any sort of response. The UD Redz realised how difficult it was to try and bounce back into the game. Their only goal came only when the contest was out of reach. D.Provost-Jarry, M-A Morin and T.Kyritsis each found the back of the net for the Left Wings while J.Abou-Sabha spoiled B.Verducci's shutout with just over a minute remaining.

(0)UD Redz vs Left Wings(1) Game 3

UD Redz stuck in a trap,Left Wings punch ticket to final

The Left Wings were again crisp on defence, and B.Verducci was sharp stopping all 11 shots to help advance the Left Wings to the final. The UD Redz understood the importance of striking first, especially the way the previous match ended. Unfortunately, they were stuck playing-from behind against a team that barely gave anything. Throughout both games, the Left Wings were stingier than scrooge on Christmas. Their lone goal came-from J.Adamou, which was just enough to make the difference in the match.

After finding themselves trailing in the series, the Bramabulls and Left Wings were able to overcome a tough hurdle. Both teams will now battle it out in the final. This series will be a pressure packed meeting where the losing team has to head into summer finishing well short of expectations. Expect your typical tight playoff hockey. The key for both sides comes down to disciple.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ben Verducci of the Left Wings. Apart-from giving up an irrelevant goal, the net minder was flawless. B.Verducci collected two big wins that included a shutout in the Left Wings most important game of the season.

F Semi finals:

(6)Horsemen vs Mighty Drunks (5) S.O Game 2

Horsemen recover after late scare

It looked like the Mighty Drunks were down and out after the five minute mark of the third period. After all, they trailed 4-1 and had nothing going for them. But that was up until a late surge nearly shifted the series in the opposite direction. The Mighty Drunks did something remarkable, and that was stringing three goals as of the 10:30 mark of the final frame. M-A Desrosiers had scored right before Y.Dube struck twice to even the score. The only problem was that they had another step to overcome in order to even the series. This one area known as a shootout had favoured the Horseman only a week ago. Still, it is considered a coin toss and anything can happen. Unfortunately for the Might Drunks, the magic just wasn't there. The Horsemen keep showing that no matter how much in a bind they find themselves, they keep finding ways to win. Tonight was no exception with T.Karasek and his captain V.Pandza capitalising in the shootout.

(7)Fat Roy vs Carnage (1) Game 2

Fat Roy close out series with ease

For a period, this contest didn't have the indicators of where the match was headed. Then, the second period happened and signs pointed to one team. Fat Roy took over on three unanswered goals and Carnage knew they didn't have much a push back in their game. C.Zafiropoulos led the charge early on with two tallies followed with T.Fernando also finding the back of the net twice. After facing 20 shots, J.Sanoudakis stopped nearly all of them except for M.Pace's.

With Fat Roy and the Horsemen sweeping the semi final rounds, both sides have one more task ahead of them to see who will prevail in the F Wednesday final. Nothing will come easy for the two teams. The Horsemen are doing just enough to squeeze out games in any scenario. Till this point, Fat Roy are riding a six game winning streak and will look to add a couple more before its said and done.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vinko Pandza of the Horsemen. The captain was able to finish off a close series by netting the game winning shootout marker versus the Mighty Drunks.

2019-04-15
Premier division

 Monday April 15

(1)River Rats vs Black Knights (8)

A.Aubut, J.Gagne complete hat tricks in Knights 8-2 rout of River Rats

Unless they got off to a solid start, the River Rats knew they were in for a long night. They did manage to strike first but that was about it. The Black Knights ended the first period strong on three quick goals only to never look back en route to an easy win. Things started to get a little chippy by the second period. The River Rats got into penalty trouble which allowed the Black Knights to benefit three consecutive times. A.Aubut had already impressed his teammates with his poise when first dressing with the Black Knights but that was nothing compared with what he did tonight. The young talent broke out scoring once in every frame that included the winner. In addition to his performance, J.Gagne continues to be a dominant force in the Premier division. The crafty forward had another masterful game, also posting a hat trick while setting up Aubut on two occasions.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Aubut of the Black Knights. The young talent settled in and went about his game finding the back of the net three times for a hat trick.

Tuesday April 16

(2)AREZ vs GK(4)

AREZ effort vs GK something to build on despite loss

The AREZ may have dropped the game but might have proven something to themselves anyway .At the very least, they felt like they could hang with one of the best teams in ball hockey. This game was only decided by the very last play of the game when J.Bradley fed an empty cage. Up until that point, the GK carried a slight 3-2 lead. P.DiGiacomo snapped a 2-2 third period tie leaving ten minutes for AREZ to respond. Even though they couldn't get there, the AREZ felt good about their game. From-the opening draw, each shift was dialled up to be more intense than the other. Cleary, they extremely looked prepared despite losing.

(3)AREZ vs United Armenians (6)

United Armenians take advantage of tired AREZ

They just came off a brilliant effort and were stuck playing a second straight game without any room to breathe. Knowing this, the United Armenians played it smart and too their advantage. By simply working it a shift at a time, good things would eventually happen. After settling for a 1-1 first period tie, E.Mavroudis and A.Melkonian would each score and the United Armenians would enter the final stretch carrying a 3-2 lead. It showed by then that the AREZ were running out of steam. K.Kavan put the dagger posting two late goals including an empty net marker. Despite the loss, M-A Haber helped set up two markers while netting one himself in the third period.

(1)Punishers vs Capitals (2)

Capitals edge out Punishers in battle for first place

The Capitals and the Punishers found themselves in a duel of fates on Tuesday night to see who could break the tie and take first place of the division. The game was a tight one as expected, with scoring done in only the second period. During that frame, the Capitals scored twice with goals-from M-A Morin and E.Lemieux. Towards the end of the period, A.Cote finally got the Punishers on board to pull within one. But the Capitals weren't giving much on this night making the Punishers offense work for every inch. After peppering C.Fortin with 24 shots, the net minder wasn't budging allowing only Cote to beat him. This result puts a stamp on the regular season for the C bracket.

All four teams will be participating in a best of three semi final round. The match ups are as follows:

(1) Capitals vs AREZ(4) AREZ know that in order to have a chance they need to keep it close and tight while getting exceptional goaltending. The Capitals are simply more skilled as a team and will use their talent in their quest for bigger and better things to come.

(2)Punishers vs United Armenians (3) The United Armenians will need to find a way to take the lead. When playing up, the opposition tends to take risks and that's where the United Armenians will need to take advantage. But just like in the other series, the Punishers have a ton of fire power which will make them incredibly hard to stop.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Claude Fortin of the Capitals. Limiting the Punishers to only one goal isn't easy to do but Fortin was able to manage it after facing 24 shots.

Thursday April 18

(5)GK Lite vs Bengals HC(2)

S.Leclair riffles a pair to help lead GK Lite over Bengals HC

With the help of two goals by S.Leclair, the GK Lite were able to defeat the Bengals HC On Thursday night. The GK Lite took the second period by storm doing most of the damage with three markers. C.St-Hilaire scored just prior to the mid way point that held up for the winner. The Bengals HC did the right thing by striking first courtesy of C.Plaisir. The problem is that in order to defeat the GK Lite, more was needed. K.Kuczmarski eventually evened the score before setting up Leclaire both times.

(2)Band Aids vs Quebec Masters(5)

Quebec Masters use five different goal scorers to defeat Band Aids

It was an impressive offensive showing for the Quebec Masters as five different goal scorers helped defeat the Band Aids. And although he didn't find the back of the net, R.Rourke helped make three goals happen. Things started off good for the Band Aids when A.Guillemette scored early. Unable to build on it, the Band Aids saw the game slowly drift away .The next four tallies belonged to the Quebec Masters, who never looked back securing a 5-2 victory. J.Urquhart notched the winner and C.Fortin stopped 23 of 25 shots allowing only A.Guillemette to get the better of him.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to S.Leclair of the GK Lite. After setting up his clubs opening goal, S.Leclair wasn't done yet adding two markers as the only multi goal scorer of the contest.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday April 15

Tocas forced hunting a pair of wins

Forced to collect a pair of victories in order to clinch a playoff spot, the Tocas had nothing going for them versus the Yellow T-Shirts. And it showed as early as the opening faceoff. The Yellow T-Shirts dictated much of the pace exposing a noticeable problem-from the Tocas, which was that they couldn't contain a more determined hockey club. This contest also had meaning for the Yellow T-Shirts, who wanted to avoid a first round match up by needing to collect at least two points. A.Zarzour and J.Vinet collected three points each while M.Trivisonno shut the door en route to a 5-0 victory. The ensuing match had a similar outcome with the Yellow T-Shirts ousting a discouraged side 6-1.Again, A.Zarzour and J.Vinet made the most noise combining for five goals.

(5)Yellow T-Shirts vs Tocas(0)

(1)Tocas vs Yellow T-Shirts(6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andre Zarzour of the Yellow T-Shirts. The shifty forward had a productive night striking five times as part of a seven point performance.

This single contest concluded the regular season of the second division.

The match ups are as follows:

(1)LG HC plays winner of    (4)Chic Choc vs Immigrant(5) Two hard working teams will be battling it out in this round. With no quit in their game, limiting the amount of mistakes will be crucial for who advances. Les Immigrant need to avoid taking penalties against a team that will likely hurt you on the power play.

(2)Dragons vs Yellow T-Shirts(3) It will be your typical chess match style series for how much experience each side bring to the table. Perhaps some boring hockey will take place but that won't matter as both teams look to get results instead of impressing an audience.

 

Punishers shape up in second encounter after taking multiple penalties

You aren't doing yourself any favours when visiting the penalty box, especially in a 4vs4 format. The Punishers learned a hard lesson in the second period where the Communists exposed them on three power play goals. Four small minutes was all it took for the first match to be decided. M.Nadeau, J.Argyropoulos and S-A Longo each tallied with the man advantage while D.Provost-Jarry continues his tear bagging two goals. The good news for the Punishers was that they had another shot at addressing their woes. This time, they got it right limiting their trips to the detention centre. From-the beginning of the match, the Punishers were absolutely relentless outplaying, out matching and finally outscoring the Communists by a substantial amount. The win came with the help of a pair of goals by K.Tsoukalas and A.Kobayati.

(5)Communists vs Punishers (2)

(6)Punishers vs Communists (1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Punishers. The net minder helped bounce back his team in the second encounter where he slowed down the Communists offense to only one goal on 15 shots.

The first division regular season ended on this result. All four teams will be playing in a best of three semi final round. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Armadillos vs Communists (4) You can argue that the Armadillos have an overall balanced team covering all areas of the game. And with that being said, it would make sense that they'll prevail against the basement dwellers Communists. However, when you have arguably two of the better players in the division, anything can happen. J.Adamou and D.Provost-Jarry can practically win a game on their own.

(2)Punishers vs Les Yables(3) For how well both teams are built ,this series is up for grabs. Each side have game breakers up front while being surrounded with a solid supporting cast. Les Yables tend to play more disciplined hockey. It will be up to the Punishers to try and remain focused throughout the entire series.

2019-04-14
D Division playoffs

Sunday April 14 (Playoffs Round 1)

(6)Lynx vs Fatal Demons (4)

Fatal Demons rally only to fall short in third period

The Fatal Demons rallied-from a three goal deficit, but ultimately fell to the Lynx on Sunday night. After trailing 3-0 only five minutes in, the Fatal Demons scored three straight to eventually even the score. Unfortunately, the momentum was cut once the third period hit. The Lynx were glad to have A.Abbandonato strike twice in only three minutes to regain control of the match. With so much on the line, the Lynx made sure to not repeat the same mistake. The win advances the Lynx into the net round where they'll take on the Slayers in a best of three semi final series. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Slayers vs Lynx(4) The Slayers got where they are by dominating  the regular season and will look to continue their trend. For the Lynx, they will have no choice but to adjust the way they play. Rather than playing high octane run and gun hockey, tight defence in their own zone along with stellar goaltending -from S.Catalano is a bear requirement in order to have a chance.

(2)Icons vs Shockers (3) Many may be suggesting the Icons to advance in this round. But let's not forget that the Shockers have two solid lines that can put up serious numbers. There shouldn't me much separating the two teams up front. Just like in the other series, solid defence and goaltending should determine the difference.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to A.Abbandonato of the Lynx. At a crucial time during the game, A.Abbandonato came through posting two big third period goals to help lead his club past the Fatal Demons.

2019-04-12
Killer Wolves winners of Masters 35+

Friday April 12 (Final division 1)

(5)Killer Wolves vs National (2) Game 1

Special teams favours Killer Wolves in game 1

The first period, like many first periods this season, the Killer Wolves always find a way to get the upper hand on any opponent. National had to battle back throughout the entire match in hopes of tying the game. Twice they pulled within one but were never able to get that much needed goal. Most of the Killer Wolves offense was concentrated on three players. J.Brunet buried three goals, K.Duplin notched a pair of key back to back tallies while R.Morne was the catalyst-from the back end setting up three markers. The one specific area that made the difference in this contest was that the Killer Wolves benefited twice with the man advantage while National were stuck going 0 for 5 on their power play.

(2)National vs Killer Wolves(5) Game 2

Killer Wolves crowned champions in Masters 35+ division

From-the moment J.Brunet opened the scoring in a shorthanded situation, the Killer Wolves felt confident about their chances. A 3-0 lead was built and protected for well over two periods and in large due to how well D.Laurie was playing in net. The Killer Wolves may be known for their high octane offense but a major reason for their success also lies between the pipes. Again, National failed to capitalise on their power play, this time going 0 for 3. On the flip side, V.Lamrache widened the gap by three after scoring a late second period power play marker. Finally, National did get on board solving Laurie twice in a very short span. Unfortunately, that was as close as it got for M.Pinheiro and his troops. E.Bastos eventually summarized the series on two late tallies.

The Killer Wolves got to this point and expected nothing less. The winning effort was typical of these Killer Wolves, with key players contributing in a big way. Only a perfect game-from any opponent would have halted their success, instead they went about their business and got what they deserved. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to David Lafleur and the rest of the Killer Wolves for winning the Masters 35+ division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Daniel Laurie. Unless you beat him good, D.laurie wasn't budging. The net minder never allowed National to capitalise at crucial times during the series.

Division 2 Semi finals

(6)Devil Dawgz vs Excalibur (3) Game 1

Devil Dawgz dominant in game 1 win over Excalibur

Its only one game, but the Devil Dawgz clearly showed that they have the team to pull through. Everything went right-from their goaltending, solid defence and explosive offense. Two out of their six goals came on the power play. A.Jalilvand had a multi goal game and M.Trivisonno was sharp to earn the win in net. The Excalibur felt they didn't have much time with the ball for how well the Devil Dawgz pressure. If they are to have a chance to extend the series, S.Sauk will need to be brilliant for two straight games.

(4)The Pillows vs Brewers(5) S.O Game 1

A.Lanni sparks Brewers with hat trick

They kept it simple and it worked. The Brewers didn't complicate hockey in their close shootout win over the Pillows on Friday night. By simply shooting the ball toward the net and having someone there to pick up rebounds, the Brewers were able to execute. However, it did take an extra round of hockey to solidify the victory. That area of the game belonged to G.Platanitis, who used his aggressive style to deny four attempts. R.Hagen was the lone shooter to find the back of the net on a tricky wrist shot. Prior to the breakaways, the Brewers captain was definitely feeling it on this night. A.Lanni was often at the right place at the right time potting three out of his clubs four goals. This contest could have easily gone either way but the Brewers will carry the advantage up 1-0.

The SalumiVino player of the night belongs to Anthony Lanni. The pesky forward was on top of his game causing havoc that resulted in three big goals.

2019-04-11
D Division playoffs

Thursday April 11(Semi finals)

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

SBS Trashers punch ticket to final on J.Scalia shootout winner

Joe Scalia scored in the shootout after P.Manousos tied it late in third period, and the SBS Trashers closed out their series with the Underdogs. If not for giving up two shorthanded goals, the Underdogs may have extended the series a little longer. Instead, they'll only be looking back at how they could have prevented a pair of blunders. F.Gentile and J.Guerriero each scored with the man short. As for the Underdogs, A.Sayed was once again relied on as the sharp shooter buried two markers with the man advantage. It's never ideal deciding your season in a shootout but the Underdogs had no choice after dropping the opening game. M-A Haber made a brilliant move to keeping it alive and was asked upon for a second time only to be denied by R.Pampena. Then, with J.Scalia chosen to take the fourth and possibly last attempt, the crafty forward was able to end it on a fake back hand move.

(8)Job on Demand vs Smooth Sailors(3) Game 2

Job on Demand cool off Sailors after long week

One week after being humiliated, the Job on Demand responded with authority to level the series with the Smooth Sailors. They knew that in order to respond, a full 45 minute game was required, and that's exactly what they got-from every single player. However, this contest was extremely close in the first half with the game levelled at three goals apiece. But by sticking to their game plan, the Job on Demand kept playing with a little more deliberate tempo and style that caused their opponents problems. P.Nakhle was an absolute force playing solid defensive hockey while contributing up front with three goals and an assist. Pedram Assadi had taken some unjust criticism, but the net minder proved his critics wrong as he was stellar stopping 21 of 24 shots.

(2)Job on Demand vs Smooth Sailors(1) Game 3

Sailors dethroned by rival

The Job n Demand wouldn't let the Smooth Sailors push them around anymore, and captured something they couldn't get in last season's final, which was a series victory. By playing every shift with a purpose, the Job on Demand were clearly on a mission and it paid off thanks to an overall committed effort. G.Pisanelli tapped in a loose ball right before setting up Payam Assadi for a perfect one timer and a 2-0 lead. That goal left just over two minutes on the clock. And while it may seem like a comfortable cushion, this contest was still far-from over. The Smooth Sailors wasted no time responding when S.Liparota ripped a slap shot-from centre court. The Smooth Sailors pulled out all their stops in search of an equaliser. Marco Diaco riffled at least two to three slap shots-from his sweet spot that nearly found the back of the net. At one point, someone had hit the cross bar, a sound that Pedram Assadi will describe as opera when it was said and done. It's never an easy task to defeat the reigning champs but the Job on Demand felt they had it in them.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pedram Assadi of the Job on Demand. In two crucial games, the net minder gave his team every chance possible to take the series. Assadi went well over two full periods of brilliant goaltending against a side that can score at will.

The D Thursday division is now down to its last two teams. The SBS Trashers will take on the Job on Demand for the big prize. While the SBS Trashers record is better, the Job on Demand are undoubtedly playing some of their finest hockey. This series will require everyone to step up. Expect your classic offense versus a defensive match up. The Job on Demand may have some deeper scoring up front but the SBS Trashers are disciplined in their own end with R.Pampena leading the charge in net. If Pedram Assadi repeats what he did tonight versus the Smooth Sailors, then they'll be fine, if not, look for the Trashers to pick up the hardware.

2019-04-10
E & F Wednesday playoffs

Wednesday April 10(E Semi finals)

(8)Bramabulls vs Fat Cats(9) Game 1

Bramabulls lose edge after perfect season

So much for a perfect regular season.Although losing the first game isn't the end of the world, the Bramabulls are stuck waiting an entire week to address how poor defensively they played on Wednesday night. Giving up nine goals in playoff hockey is a bad recipe for winning. The Fat Cats weren't any better but good enough to sneak out what was a wild affair. G.DeMarinis, F.Gentile, A.Henein and Joe Scalia did much of the scoring as all four players chipped in with a pair each. On the flip side of the court, D.Verta was clearly the Bramabulls best player notching half of his teams goals. This is a type of result that both sides can't be too pleased on how the game went. In order to win playoff hockey, many areas will need to be cleaned up heading into game two and possibly game three. For now, the Fat Cats will take it and hope to cause a major upset in one week's time.

(4)Left Wings vs UD Redz(5) S.O Game 1

R.Abdulahad scores late for UD Redz, F.Nasser stamps game 1 with shootout winner

Just when it looked like the Left Wings were on their way to victory, R.Abdulahad delivered some heroics by tying it up late. The UD Redz were than able to celebrate game one on a couple of key factors. First off, F.Nasser scored the lone shootout marker while Y.Beaulieu being the second reason by denying three shootout attempts. The Left Wings thought they had it wrapped up when S-A Longo provided the go ahead marker with less than two minutes remaining. That goal was met with an immediate response only 20 seconds later. Even though the Left Wings find themselves in a tough spot, this series is long-from being over. N.Sotiropoulos saw firsthand how resilient the UD Redz are, and will have no choice but to keep his club focused for an entire game or two.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ali Sayed of the UD Redz. He's done this many times before. The UD Redz sniper potted a pair helping his team take game one versus the Left Wings.

F Semi finals:

(5)Mighty Drunks vs Horsemen (6) S.O Game 1

Horsemen magic ride tops Mighty Drunks in shootout

For a team that was down and out, the Horsemen are looking more like a serious contender as the post season evolves. Tonight's 6-5 shootout win over the division leaders puts them only one win away-from reaching the big dance. After collecting four points during the match, T.Karasek sealed it as the only player to score in the shootouts. The Mighty Drunks failed in that area unable to solve M.Vinciguerra. Although he didn't score, D.Greco was responsible for making four goals happen in which his captain V.Pandza benefited twice. Confidence can be a powerful tool when it comes to important games, and the Horsemen undoubtedly have plenty of it heading into game number two.

(3)Carnage vs Fat Roy(5) Game 1

N.Gikas keeps scoring the big goals

Forward N.Gikas has proven himself all season, scoring regularly as the team tries to reach new heights. His two goals including the winner led Fat Roy over a difficult opponent. Fat Roy did a fine job executing while at times out working Carnage. They never once trailed which forced Carnage to play catch up. D.Xiarchos, rarely will find the back of the net but the veteran defenseman was able to strike twice in the loss. It wasn't their best performance but F.Pace and Carnage will have a week to figure out solutions. One detail will be to try and grab the lead. Although easier said than done, you don't want to be playing-from behind considering how well Fat Roy defends.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Thomas Karasek of the Horsemen. Karasek was the only player to score in the shootout after providing four points during the contest.

2019-04-09
Premier division

Tuesday April 9

(2)GK Lite vs Punishers (0)

L.Augustin shines for GK Lite in 2-0 shutout win over Punishers

L.Augustin stopped every shot his way as the GK Lite were able to notch a 2-0 shutout win over the Punishers. After a scoreless first period, the GK Lite tacked the first goal of the game onto the score board at the four minute mark of the frame. That was the first of two on the night for P.Genereux with his second coming very late in the contest. The Punishers had plenty of moments to even the score, but Augustin turned all of their bids aside. For how well balanced both teams are offensively, this result showed that the GK Lite can beat you any way possible.

(0)United Armenians vs River Rats(2)

C.Stavriadis pitches shutout as River Rats blank United Armenians

The River Rats masked man stifled the United Armenians after facing 23 shots. The River Rats knew in order to take the win that a grinding effort was required. That game plan was evident-from the get go as everyone committed to a responsible man on man effort. M.Richard opened the scoring while M.Crialese stamped it on a fairly late marker. For a regular season game, this contest had the making of a playoff contest. Both teams played high intensity hockey that resulted in over 30 penalty minutes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philppe Genereux of the GK Lite. In a night where goal scoring was scarce, P.Genereux couldn't be denied netting both goals in his club's 2-0 victory over the Punishers.

2019-04-08
Premier division

Monday April 8

(4)GK vs Black Knights (5) O.T

J.Gagne leads the charge again, buries hat trick and helper on Ozair's winner

J.Gagne's fourth point of the game, only a minute into overtime, helped set up W.Ozair's winner capping off a nice comeback win for the Black Knights on Monday night. For the way the game began, it looked like the GK were on their way to a victory after jumping to a 3-1 first period lead .M.David provided the early showcase participating in all three tallies before finishing his night with two goals and two assists. But perhaps the biggest story was the play of J.Gagne. The crafty forward was so effective that the Black Knights benefited three times with goals-from their top gun. While some of the Black Knights top forwards have been producing decently, the depth trio between A.Desrosiers, Z.Lasania and J.Uppal have really stepped up their game when called upon on. The three were constantly putting pressure pinning the GK defence while forcing them to circle back and try to start another rush taking precious time away-from the clock. The Black Knights know in order to defeat the GK that all their elements need to be in full force. Y.Benmegdoul faced some waves of chances, and despite allowing four tallies was still a vital reason why the Black Knights prevailed in the end. With this result, the Black Knights grabbed sole position of the A bracket of the Premier division.

(8)GK vs Band Aids(3)

GK rock the Band Aids with 8-3 victory

Coming off a heartbreaking defeat, the GK made a statement in their ensuing match versus the Band Aids. There was almost no way that D.Nguyen and all his troops would concede a second straight loss. Once again, the GK started with a bang building a 3-1 lead after only one period. The second period was not taken for granted this time as they kept putting pressure that resulted into two more goals. M.David, A.Mirolla and K.Kuczmarski struck often as all three players shared two markers each. The Band Aids did get some satisfaction by the third period when A.Palucci and M.Boriero each scored to solve L.Augustin. Clearly, fatigue played no role in this contest for the GK, who salvaged the night with a victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Black Knights. Time and time again, the Black Knights know they can rely on J.Gagne, who went on another scoring frenzy potting a hat trick and a helper on the sudden death winner.

Tuesday April 9

(2)GK Lite vs Punishers (0)

L.Augustin shines for GK Lite in 2-0 shutout win over Punishers

L.Augustin stopped every shot his way as the GK Lite were able to notch a 2-0 shutout win over the Punishers. After a scoreless first period, the GK Lite tacked the first goal of the game onto the score board at the four minute mark of the frame. That was the first of two on the night for P.Genereux with his second coming very late in the contest. The Punishers had plenty of moments to even the score, but Augustin turned all of their bids aside. For how well balanced both teams are offensively, this result showed that the GK Lite can beat you any way possible.

(0)United Armenians vs River Rats(2)

C.Stavriadis pitches shutout as River Rats blank United Armenians

The River Rats masked man stifled the United Armenians after facing 23 shots. The River Rats knew in order to take the win that a grinding effort was required. That game plan was evident-from the get go as everyone committed to a responsible man on man effort. M.Richard opened the scoring while M.Crialese stamped it on a fairly late marker. For a regular season game, this contest had the making of a playoff contest. Both teams played high intensity hockey that resulted in over 30 penalty minutes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Philppe Genereux of the GK Lite. In a night where goal scoring was scarce, P.Genereux couldn't be denied netting both goals in his club's 2-0 victory over the Punishers.

Thursday April 11

(3)Band Aids vs Capitals (5)

Capitals use 4 unanswered goals to defeat Band Aids

After conceding the first goal of the evening, the Capitals scored four in a row to beat the Band Aids on Thursday night. The spark was led by M-A Morin, who tied the game before setting up two teammates. The match looked like it was going to be a sure victory for the Capitals up until R.Gore decided otherwise. The Band Aids forward was on a tear bagging all three markers for his club. His third tally unfortunately came a little too late. By pulling out their net minder, M.Champagne solidified the victory with his second in an empty cage.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ryan Gore of the Band aids. Even though his club didn't get the result, R.Gore gave them a chance by bagging all three goals in the loss.

2019-04-07
D Division

Sunday April 7

(9)Slayers vs Fatal Demons (7) S.O

Slayers battle back in shootout win

It took a while, but the score was finally settled between the Slayers and Fatal Demons on Sunday night. After the Slayers scored three times in the third period to even the score, an overtime period still couldn't settle the draw. On to the shootout it was, and in only their first two attempts, the Slayers got the better of the Fatal Demons. A.Gentile had come off a hat trick before netting his fourth during the breakaways. The second contender was also the right choice as J.Desmarais secured the win after collecting six points. The Fatal Demons will take some positives- from this result heading into the playoffs. It's never a bad thing to go the distance against a heavy front runner like the Slayers. The Fatal Demons showed that they can compete by trading plenty of goals that saw Marco Diaco riffle a hat trick.

(7)Shockers vs Icons (10)

Icons outlast Shockers in wild high scoring affair

J.Mckenzie had one of his better games, and the Icons needed all of his production. The power forward thrived all night, especially in the third when it mattered the most. Both sides played to a 6-6 tie after two frames before the Icons outlasted the Shockers by the final fifteen minutes of play. J.Mckenzie scored twice and added an assist in that period alone to cap off an impressive five goals and one assist performance. Similar to what Mckenzie achieved in this match, the Shockers had one of their top guns do almost the same. T.Salberg gave his club every chance possible to take the contest as the sharp shooter hit the target four times while setting up two teammates.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Josh Desmarais of the Slayers. Apart-from one goal in a high scoring affair, J.Desmarais was involved in every play that included a shootout marker versus the Fatal Demons.

The D Sunday division concluded its regular season. The top three seeds will get an automatic pass to the semi finals. The first round will feature the fourth seed taking on the fifth seed for the fourth and final spot. The breakdown is as follows:

(1)Slayers   BYE

(2)Icons       BYE

(3)Shockers BYE

(4)Lynx vs Fatal Demons(5)  There is no doubt that both these teams know how to play the game. However, the Lynx do have one big advantage, and that is their speed. It will be up to the Fatal Demons to try and figure out how to slow down the Lynx and patiently wait for their chances.

2019-04-05
Masters 35+ division playoffs

Friday April 5(Division 1 semi final)

(4)National vs HBHA(7) Game 1

HBHA storm out of gate to set tone in series

It's been quite some time that both these teams knew they will play each other in the semi finals. You would have to figure that they would both be prepared for what's to come. Instead, the HBHA were the ones coming out with a furious charge. They rocketed out of the starting gate, building a lead they would never surrender. S.Govas turned in a fine performance striking first while setting up four markers. D.Andrade, P.Doulis and J.Pantelis also got their names on the score sheet as all three players bagged a pair each. After their shaky start, National would push back making the contest a lot tighter. Unfortunately, a bad start kept them in a bind unable to ever catch up. M.Pinheiro, S.Laplante and C.Dagenais were once again productive as all three players combined for nine points.

(3)HBHA vs National (4) S.O Game 2

Late miracle forces a third and deciding game

It was like a car crash at slow motion speed. Actually, more like super slow motion for how close the HBHA were to punching a ticket to the final. With a 3-1 lead and less than two minutes remaining, National pulled net minder F.Lamrache and ultimately got rewarded with goals-from S.Laplante and M.Pinheiro. The HBHA had seemingly done everything right for nearly two entire games. With that said, National still needed to win in a shootout in order to stretch the series. And after sending their top contenders, M.Pinheiro put the final blow with a high wrist shot to beat C.Stavriadis blocker side.

(2)National vs HBHA(0) Game 3

S.Laplante plays hero on a spectacular shot

S.Laplante delivered a goal for the ages. With the game winding down in its final seconds, S.Laplante riffled a beauty, picking a top corner short side that had just enough room for an orange ball to get through. These types of series can easily go either way for how balanced the two sides are. In every area of the game, the HBHA and National mirror each other for how similar they are. The unfortunate part is that one team has to endure the heartache of coming so close. In tonight's case, the HBHA will be rewinding their last two games in their minds on what they could have done better. National, although very deserving of what they got, needed some of that fortune to come through and be on the right side of the outcomes. F.Lamrache was absolutely brilliant making in close saves to keeping the game levelled. On a regular basis throughout the entire season, M.Pinheiro, S.Laplante and C.Dagenais have been the corner stone for their club as all three players continue to produce at a regular pace. The three combined for an impressive 20 points after the night was said and done.

Division 2 (4 vs 5 round 1)

(3)The Family vs Excalibur (4)

Third period swell-from Excalibur causes Family to fall

Despite trailing 3-0 after two periods, the Excalibur came out playing desperation hockey and brought the attack to the Family. They were quicker, stronger on the ball and as a result they mounted an incredible comeback. Three out of their four goals came-from S.Ruggiero, who has been scoring at a rapid pace all season. Looking back, the Family will take long to digest such a loss, especially going up against a team with barely two lines. This result will send the Excalibur to the semi final round where they take on the Devil Dawgz in a best of three semi finals. The other round wills feature the Pillows squaring off against the Brewers.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Laplante of National. In perhaps the most important game of the season, S.Laplante scored an incredible goal leaving only 30 seconds on the clock.

2019-04-04
D Division playoffs

Thursday April 4 (Semi finals)

(3)SBS Trashers vs Underdogs (1) Game 1

SBS Trashers draw first blood with game 1 win over Underdogs

There was no let down for the SBS Trashers on Thursday night. After playing to scoreless opening frame, the action started to occur in the second with the SBS Trashers overwhelming the Underdogs on three goals. The game was tied 1-1 before F.Gentile and J.Guerriero each scored less than a minute apart. The Underdogs felt that they didn't get much for how tight the game was played. Adding to that, R.Pampena was in his usual form putting together another brilliant performance between the pipes. This result will give the Underdogs a whole week on how to figure out the division leaders. The one obvious thing that they will need to do is try and score first to flip the pressure the other way.

(8)Smooth Sailors vs Job on Demand (1) Game 1

Smooth Sailors use special teams to crush Job on Demand

It's a feeling that the Job on Demand hopes not to ever experience again. For a game of this magnitude and importance, the Job on Demand showed no sense of urgency and were stuck eventually chasing the entire game. But what was more disheartening was how poor they worked their special teams. The Smooth Sailors scored five out of their eight goals either with a man up or a man down. S.Liparota and L.Pennimpede led the way notching two goals apiece to help build a 4-1 lead. Even if it's only game one, the Job on Demand got a splash of reality on how difficult this series will be.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes Remo Pampena of the SBS Trashers. With goaltending extremely important at this stage of the season, the SBS Trashers net minder did not disappoint stopping 23 of 24 shots.

2019-04-03
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday April 3 (F playoffs round 1)

(6)Horsemen vs Scorpions (3)

M.Kardum carries momentum into playoffs for Horsemen

You have to give the Horsemen credit for sticking with the process after a remarkable night only a week ago that put them in this position. Clearly, they kept the faith as it translated into another win versus the Knights. Momentum can sometimes be deceptive but the Horsemen were able to sustain it for at least another week. M.Kardum definitely felt it on this night as the sharp shooter riffled half of the Horsemen's goals to earn a hat trick. What really helped V.Pandza and his troops was the start to the game. The Horseman scored twice in the first period and eventually led 3-0 before the Scorpions finally got on board. After coming off a stellar performance only a week ago, B.Rubino was once again a force as the solid d-man produced two goals and an assist.

(4)Fat Roy vs Knights (2)

Fat Roy start off their playoffs with a bang

On opening night of the playoffs, the Knights were out played-from the moment they stepped on the court. They allowed four straight goals and couldn't generate any sort of offence. To their credit, the Fat Roy showed that they meant business. N.Gikas came through as he has all season long by bagging two big markers. The Knights did eventually get some life when A.Jalilvand solved J.Sanoudakis for a rare time. Unfortunately, with only one period remaining, the Knights managed only one more tally courtesy of H.Merone.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M.Kardum of the Horsemen. By sparking a hat trick, M.Kardum was able to help lead the Horsemen to the next stage.

With the opening round out of the way, four teams will now battle it out in a best of three semi finals. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Mighty Drunks vs Horsemen (4)For how well the Horsemen has played as of late, the Mighty Drunks will need to put out their best effort in order to pass. This series has the potential to be a close if the Mighty Drunks can contain a well oiled machine.

(2)Carnage vs Fat Roy(3) With both teams splitting the regular season along with only one win separating the two clubs, expect a close showdown. That being said, the Fat Roy are looking hot as of late carrying a three game winning streak compared to Carnage, who have dropped three out of their last four games. F.Pace won't have a choice to flooring as many players as possible while formulating a specific game plan if Carnage is to advance.

E Wednesday regular season

(6)Left Wings vs UD Redz(5) S.O

D.Provost-Jarry does it one better in shootout after posting hat trick

One very good thing the UD Redz did for a while was to keep D.Provost-Jarry quiet for a period and six minutes. Then, the sleeping giant woke up and the Left Wings were glad to escape with a close shootout win. D.Provost-Jarry went on an absolute tear to help rally a comeback posting three out of his clubs four goals. That was just the beginning of the end for the UD Redz, who eventually fell short in the shootouts. Already with three helpers, G.Gaitanis scored in the breakaways as did Provost-Jarry, who capped off an incredible night with the shootout winner. As much as the result may sting for the UD Redz, the good news is that it happened now and not next week when both teams meet in the semi finals.

(5)Bramabulls vs Fat Cats(2)

Bramabulls finish regular season a perfect 10-0

The Bramabulls mat be happy celebrating a perfect 10-0 season but aren't fully satisfied knowing that there's still work ahead of them. And even though they took it to the Fat Cats, this contest was only decided in the final fifteen minutes of play. Actually, to be more precise, two and a half minutes was all it took for a slight deficit to turn into a two goal cushion. The Bramabulls scored three straight times in a very short span to gain control of the match. M.Diaco and D.Verta had two goals each, but it was T.Karasek's marker at the four minute mark of the third period that held for the winner. Overall, the Fat Cats will be pleased knowing that they can compete with the front runners. Tonight's loss came without a pair of key guns in J.Scalia and F.Gentile.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dominique Provost-Jarry of the Left Wings. If not for him on this particular night, the Left Wings would have gone empty handed. The skilled forward had a monster game, striking three times in regulation time before capping it off on a shootout winner.

The E Wednesday regular season came to an end on Wednesday night. With all four teams participating, the match ups are as follows:

(1)Bramabulls vs Fat Cats(4) From-the outside, many will assume that the Bramabulls are the heavy favourites with their perfect 10-0 record versus a side with only two victories. But for the two teams, they know better, especially the Bramabulls that can't take the Fat Cats for granted. Tonight was a perfect reminder that anything can happen as they barely got passed them if not for a third period surge.

(2)Left Wings vs UD Redz(3) Just like in the other series, this one will be close as well considering that the two sides played to a shootout. The UD Redz need to identify the obvious threats on the other side and play them accordingly. If they apply a smart game plan, than they'll have a chance, if not, look for the Left Wings to prevail.

2019-04-01
4 vs 4 Division

Monday April 1

J.Chiropoulos, C.Gingras and C.Gagnon dominant in second match for Punishers

While the Communists set out to try and stop them, the click between J.Chiropoulos, C.Gingras and C.Gagnon played a huge factor in the second game of the miniseries. All three players clicked throughout the entire match combining for eleven points. Prior to that game, both sides played to an even 2-2 draw. After trailing twice, A.Cote evened the score on both occasions for the Punishers. The shootout saw no one beat the net minders as N.Mackeen and M.Melo of the Communists stole the show denying all three attempts. For a rare time this season, the Communists had a deep line up. The problem was that they went up against a solid Punishers team that can beat you at any given time. D.Provost-Jarry once again continues to be a force for the Communists as the pesky forward collected three out of a possible four points.

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

(2)Communist's vs Punishers (6)

Les Yables stuck facing tough test with short bench

Les Yables knew they had their work cut out for them on Monday night. By playing with only two changes versus the Armadillos, a near perfect game was required or taking a lead in hopes of protecting it long enough. Unfortunately, they fell behind in both games and were stuck playing against a stingy defence and solid net minder in C.Stavriadis. G.Bouchard opened and closed the scoring in the first encounter to help provide a 4-3 victory. The second match strangely needed P.Lapointe to feed an empty cage on two occasions to collect the winner in a close 3-2 result. Les Yables notched both their goals very late to spoil C.Stravriadis's shutout. Perhaps the biggest story of these encounters was the incredible play of Les Yables's captain. A.Gervais was an absolute force riffling all five goals for his club.

(3)Les Yables vs Armadillos (4)

(3)Armadillos vs Les Yables(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alexi Gervais of Les Yables. Even though his club couldn't get the results, A.Gervais gave his few line mates every chance possible by bagging all five goals in both games versus the Armadillos.

Tuesday April 2

Tocas letting precious points slip away

It was right there for the taking. Even though they collected only one pint in the first game, the Tocas appeared to be heading for a much needed win in the ensuing match. Up 2-1 after one period, things looked promising up until one player shattered the hopes of a team in desperate need for points. S.Robineault, in the blink of an eye turned a deficit into a slight lead for the Dragons. To his help, G.DeMarinis set up twice as part of a four point performance. The game winner came shortly after the Tocas took a four minute penalty. Entering the night, the Tocas knew that they had their work cut out for them. And despite putting up a good challenge, collecting a single point may not cut it. The good news is that they still hold the cards but it will take a full out perfect night in order to get it done.

(2)Dragons vs Tocas(2) S.O

(2)Tocas vs Dragons (4)

Yellow T-Shirts show determination in important clash with Immigrant

The Yellow T-Shirts showed some character and swagger-from the very first shift, and it paid dividends on Monday night. The message was loud and clear that in order to secure a playoff spot, a single regulation victory was required. They did manage to take the opening game in a shootout but it still wasn't enough for what they were aiming for. The second game saw everyone pushing even harder, and in result two straight goals had gone in. Les Immigrant did cut the lead in half on a power play goal-from A.Daghlian just prior to the period ending. That tally never once fazed the Yellow T-Shirts, who immediately responded in the second period to regain a two goal margin. By carrying that kind of a lead, there was almost no chance that Les Immigrant would put themselves back in the game, especially the way the Yellow Shirts defended. S.Sauk was stellar and a big reason why his club collected five out of a possible six points.

(2)Yellow T-Shirts vs Les Immigrant(1) S.O

(1)Les Immigrant vs Yellow T-Shirts(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of the Yellow T-Shirts. After facing a total of 29 shots, S.Sauk allowed only two goals, collected a pair of wins while denying three straight shootout attempts.

Premier division

Monday April 1

(2)United Armenians vs GK(9)

United Armenians over powered by GK onslaught

After a slow start, goals eventually came fast and furious for the GK on Monday night. The GK like to use their speed with and without the ball often forcing opponents to make mistakes. Leading the charge offensively was P.DiGiacomo, who buried his hat trick by the end of the second period. K.Gamache chipped in as well notching a pair. The United Armenians didn't help their cause visiting the penalty box on numerous occasions.  During that time, the GK capitalised twice with the man advantage. The win helps improve the GK to a 6-1 record while the United Armenians are stuck with only three points in eight games.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Phil DiGiacomo of the GK. By the time the second period ended, DiGiacomo had already put three away to earn a hat trick.

Tuesday April 2

(5)GK Lite vs Capitals (7)

Capitals beat GK Lite to cap crazy roller coaster ride

It was a crazy contest, crammed full of offence and momentum swings bristled with plenty of intensity. But the Capitals refused to keel over saving their best for last versus a skilled hockey team. M.Boucher bagged the winner, and V.Bisson scored twice in what was a roller coaster ride of a hockey game. Neither side ever had a goal advantage after two periods. Apart-from the empty net goal, the Capitals barely won the final frame when M.Boucher snapped a very late tie. Both teams showed plenty of purpose moving their feet all game long while creating many chances. It wasn't the best nights for the net minders, but that was to be expected for how solid both teams are offensively. Despite the loss, P.Genereux was an absolute thorn riffling a hat trick while setting up P-M Chenier.

(4)Quebec Masters vs River Rats(5)

River Rats hang on after late surge

The score may suggest a very close contest but that's only because the Quebec Masters used three very late goals to pull within one. Prior to that, this game was dominated by the River Rats. H.Merone tallied a pair and D.Blais along with M.Dettore each scored in the third period for what looked like a substantial lead. However, the ending of this contest put a little fear to the River Rats, who felt relieved that there wasn't enough time for the Quebec Masters to equalise. J.D'Amico's leadership proves again to be contagious as the captain bagged two out of his clubs four goals. Unfortunately for the Quebec Masters, they couldn't get there in time. The River Rats played well overall dictating much of the pace while doing it with only eight players dressed.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Martin Boucher of the Capitals. His teammates couldn't be prouder for their veteran defenseman that knows the game well. At a crucial time in need of a goal, M.Boucher came through snapping a late 5-5 tie.

Thursday April 4

(1)Bengals HC vs Punishers (8)

C.Gingras nets 3, Punishers cruise for easy win

There didn't appear much that the Bengals HC could have done to slow down the Punishers on Thursday night. In every aspect of the game, the Punishers took it to their opponent. C.Gingras led the way with a hat trick while K.Kakivelis notched a pair. The Bengals HC saw their single bright moment occur when V.Singh got the better of A.Bitsakis. It's a result that the HC Bengals will need to simply forget about and only focus at what's ahead.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Punishers. In what was a lopsided affair, C.Gingras tallied the most for a hat trick and an assist.

2019-03-31
D Division

Sunday March 31

(9)Shockers vs Butchers (2)

Butchers short bench good enough for only one period

T.Salberg, J.Blunt and M.Blackman each scored twice and the Shockers had no issues defeating the Butchers on Sunday night. For a full period, the Butchers hung in there trailing only 3-2 with their depleted line up. Both sides figured it was only a question of time before the Shockers would pull away. Once the four minute mark of the second period hit, the down fall began for the Butchers. Four straight goals had gone in on scoring efforts-from four different players. For much of the play, the Shockers dominated making life very easy for D.Bourque, who faced just over 20 shots to secure the victory.

(3)Lynx vs Slayers(7)

C.Chirola records a four goal game, Slayers rout Lynx

With his ability to take over a match, C.Chirola was clearly on top f his game versus the Lynx. The tall centre man scored four times and added an assist to help lead his club. The Slayers have the ability to hurt you in many ways. If it's not one player in particular, expect balanced scoring and exceptional goaltending-from C.Confuorti. The Lynx knew tonight's match up was going to be a difficult one without J.Mason and their captain J.Lang out of the line up.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Chirola of the Slayers. Chirola looked like he was-from another planet exploding with 4 goals and an assist.

2019-03-29
Masters 35+ division

Friday March 29

(4)The Family vs Brewers (11)

Brewers overwhelm slumping Family

C.Pirone scored four goals, sparking the Brewers to an easy 11-4 victory on Friday night. The Brewers started to distance themselves as of the second period where they ran up the score on four unanswered tallies. Goals also came-from E.Bouchard, who bagged a hat trick and T.Fernando that was able to open and close the scoring for the Brewers. It's just unfortunate that the Family can't to seem to get anything going, especially with the playoffs just around the corner. M-A Daaha, J.Iacampo, M.Defanti and P.Defanti all scored in the loss.

(3)HBHA vs Killer Wolves(6)

Jeremi Brunet keeps haunting opponents

Fielding their usual short bench, the Killer Wolves are simply toying with everyone. It's been no secret to anyone so far this season that J.Brunet is a player that needs to be guarded. And despite the HBHA knowing this, it still didn't matter. The sharp shooter hit the target in every frame to collecting another one of many hat tricks so far this season. The HBHA knew they needed a good start in order to challenge a solid opponent. Unfortunately, by falling behind 2-0 after one period, the order became taller than hoped for. They did manage a decent second frame trading three goals apiece but were never able to pull ahead.

(3)Excalibur vs National (6)

Second period explosion blows National by Excalibur

Even though the Excalibur had the better start jumping off to a 2-1 lead, it was only a question of time that National would eventually take over. The reason being, the Excalibur presented themselves with only six dressed players that would sooner or later catch up. The inevitable eruption occurred by the second period when S.Laplante scored back to back tallies as part of a four goal onslaught. Amazingly enough, the captain continues to tear up the score sheet with an abundance of points. M.Pinheiro collected points in all six goals that included five helpers.

(6)Devil Dawgz vs The Pillows(4) S.O

Devil Dawgz go the distance to secure first place

The Devil Dawgz clinched first place of the second division on a big shootout win over the Pillows. This contest was expected to be close and lived up to expectations. Never once did one team lead after a single period. Most of the action occurred in the final stretch with both sides exchanging two goals apiece. The Pillows were hoping to secure the win in regulation time when K.Tsoukalas ripped a bomb for a 4-3 lead. Unfortunately, an ensuing penalty-from the very same K.Tsoukalas led to a power play marker by N.Faria. Overtime did have its moments but neither side were able to seal the deal. Then, with the Pillows losing out on a shooter in the breakaways due to a penalty, the Devil Dawgz made sure to bury their chances. E.Medrano and J.Constantin each scored while D.Massa denied both attempts-from the Pillows.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremi Brunet. No matter how hard anyone tries to contain him, the sharp shooter continues to find a way. Tonight's 6-3 win over the HBHA saw J.Brunet score once in every period to lead the league with 25 goals.

The Masters 35+ regular season came to an end on Friday night. With a total of 8 teams, the division is cropped into two. The first division involves the top three teams with the Killer Wolves securing an automatic spot to the final. The semi semis will have National take on the HBHA. As for the second division, the top three seeds will be placed right away in the semi finals leaving only the Family to take on the Excalibur for the fourth and final spot. Look beneath for the breakdown.

Division 1

(1) Killer Wolves    BYE

(2) National vs HBHA(3) Equally matched in all areas of the game, this series will come down to the nitty gritty work your behind off style match up. The HBHA will make it a point to show up with a stacked roster that involves three lines. And unless the National match those numbers, they will struggle in a best of three series played on the same night.

Division 2

(1)Devil Dawgz  BYE

(2)The Pillows   BYE

(3)Brewers         BYE

(4)The Family vs Excalibur (5) The Excalibur have had an unpredictable season when it comes to their players showing up. If they manage a complete line up, look for them to take out the Family. The Family won't have a choice but to get solid goaltending along with an overall team effort in order to advance.

2019-03-28
D Thursday playoffs

Thursday March 28 (Playoffs 4 vs 5)

(3)Underdogs vs Legends(2) O.T

Underdogs stage thrilling rally to stun Legends in overtime

With just half a period remaining, the Legends had kept the Underdogs silent that seemed to signal the end of their season. But a stunning g comeback, with the equaliser coming in the final six minutes, saw the Underdogs force overtime before finally stamping on the Legends hopes. It wasn't to long ago that the Underdogs gave the Legends a hockey lesson in a game that wasn't even close. Sometimes, recent memories as such can be very deceiving and maybe the Underdogs realised this when it was all said and done. The Legends are called Legends for a reason, and while they don't have the speed and endurance, experience comes a long way and tonight was just a perfect example of it. The veteran side played your typical meat and potatoes style game keeping their opponent to the outside while patiently waiting for their opportunities.  M.Destounis and L.Giovanucci each scored providing a 2-0 lead for the Legends. The Underdogs got their tallies-from M.El Kassar, W.Abboud and the eventual clincher by E.Salhany.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Elie Salhany of the Underdogs. While he's scored many goals in the past, this one will remain fresh in his mind for a very long time.

This result solidifies the fourth spot for the Underdogs, who will now take on the first place team in the semi finals. The match ups are as follows:

(1)SBS Trashers vs Underdogs (4) Goaltending is always a huge factor in the playoffs and the SBS Trashers know they have it in Remo Pampena.  The Underdogs will need to stick to their identify and that is to apply hard work. Both sides met recently with the SBS Trashers barely edging out the Underdogs. Look for a close series, maybe even a third and deciding game.

(2)Smooth Sailors vs Job on Demand(3) Last season finals will have both teams meeting in a round earlier. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Job on Demand will play with a chip on their shoulder and look to defeat the Smooth Sailors. There is no question that both sides can score at will with so much fire power up front. If a determined Pedram Assadi can live up to the task, than look for the Job on Demand to prevail.

2019-03-27
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday March 27

(4)Scorpions vs Horsemen (5)

Horsemen put forth full throttle in first game of double header night

It's not your ideal situation finding yourself at the basement of the standings while starring out of a playoff spot with only two wins to show for. But for the Horsemen, all they can do is bring out their best and take it one game at a time. The good news was that they came prepared with a full line up primed to play serious hockey. By applying a desperate effort, the Horsemen did prevail. Five different players found the back of the net which only suggested that everyone was on board. M.Mamoulides got credited the winner, and M.Vinciguerra captured the win in net after a late push-from the Scorpions.

(7)Left Wings vs Mighty Drunks (0)

D.Provost-Jarry making scoring look easy with hat trick

It's gotten to the point that if the Left Wings are to score many goals that D.Provost-Jarry will be involved in one way or another. The rugged forward was a menace scoring shorthanded while eventually completing his hat trick just prior to the mid way point of the match. The Left Wings didn't have much resistance blanking every frame with at least two tallies. In attempts to getting at least one goal, the Mighty Drunks went empty handed on this night. B.Verducci was the reason why as the net minder stopped all 22 shots his way.

(2)Buckshots vs Horsemen (4)

Horsemen rally to save their season, Buckshots miss out on golden opportunity

Up 2-0 after two periods, the Buckshots had all the control they needed in order to solidify a playoff spot. The Horsemen looked to be dead and done with up until something special happened in the third period. Somehow, someway, they rose-from the dead riffling four straight markers to pull the rug-from under the Buckshots feet. Again, the win came courtesy of an overall team effort that involved balanced scoring. B.Rubino had set up his captain V.Pandza and T.Karasek before netting the go ahead marker with less than three minutes remaining on the clock. Despite the crushing defeat, the Buckshots still controlled their destiny in an ensuing match versus the Fat Roy.

(3)Knights vs Carnage (9)

Carnage steamroll Knights after tight opening period

The Knights can't be too pleased as of late and will be searching for some serious answers heading into the post season. Even though they have four wins, their last one only dates back six games ago which must feel like an eternity for S.Sauk and his teammates. They did manage a good first period tied 2-2 but that was as good as it got. Carnage would eventually take over and leave the Knights in their rear view mirror. P.Lomascolo, A.Abbandonato and M.Pace surged with two goals apiece. The concerning part about this result for the Knights was that they needed some help in the following encounter between the Bucskshots and Fat Roy in order to get in.

(5)Buckshots vs Fat Roy(6)

Buckshots playoff hopes end in loss to Fat Roy

Unable to collect at least a point, the Buckshots will be watching-from the sidelines this season. The start of the game looked promising as they posted two power play goals, as did the third period where they finished strong on three markers. It was all that time in between where nothing seemed to go right. Fat Roy showed no mercy and worried only about what they needed to do. N.Gikas was once again a force as the young spark plug hit the target three times for a hat trick. The winner did come off the blade of T.Fernando, who collected three points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Bryan Rubino of the Horsemen. The sound and steady defenseman did more than take care of his back end. In what was a very important double header night for the Horsemen, B.Rubino was masterful, collecting four big points to help lead his club to a playoff spot.

The F Wednesday regular season came to an end. The top six out of seven teams will be headed for the post season. The top two seeds will skip the first round while the remaining four spots will play in a do or die game. The Match ups are as follows:

(1)Mighty Drunks  BYE

(2)Carnage BYE

(3)Fat Roy vs Knights(6) Unless the Knights figure out a way to turn around their season, look for Fat Roy to prevail.  C.Zafiropoulos will have his troops prepared and rely on his weapons such as N.Gikas and J.Pantelis to produce up front.

(4)Horsemen vs Scorpions (5) Both teams played tonight in a game that could have gone either way. Expect next week's match up to be the same as both sides will grind it out for a full 45 minutes or more.

2019-03-26
Premier division

Monday March 25

(3)Black Knights vs GK(5) S.O

GK Grind it out and get rewarded with shootout win

Despite falling behind 2-0, the GK were not ready to call it a night. It's never ideal trailing, but if there is one team that can overcome the odds, the GK makes the top of the list. It took up until the nine minute mark of the second period before they finally cracked the barrier and got on board thanks to G.Bouchard. Clearly, that goal triggered H.Nguyen to follow suit, and all of a sudden a two goal deficit turned into a coin toss situation heading into the final period. The go ahead marker did belong to K.Kuczmarski of the GK, who thought they had it wrapped up with just over four minutes remaining. Only a minute and change had passed before S.Provencal responded with the equaliser. By then, both sides made sure to tighten the noose afraid to make any sort of mistakes. With overtime solving nothing, a shootout was left to determine a potential winner. This is one area that you don't want to face the GK. It seems like every time K.Kuczmarski gets called up to take a shootout, a sure goal is in the making. The highly skilled forward once again did not disappoint by faking out C.Confuorti on his patented back hand move. Then, just to re assure the win, Y.Labonte couldn't have been a better pick to complete the shootout. M.Dauphinais was also stellar denying two attempts.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mattew Dauphinais of the GK. After giving up two first period goals, the net minder shook it off and responded in a big way enabling his team to bounce back and earn a shootout win.

Tuesday March 26

(4)United Armenians vs Punishers (5)

Punishers use late scoring barrage to stun United Armenians

No matter how hard you try you just can't count out the Punishers. The United Armenians were stuck facing a total collapse in a very short period of time. Down 3-2, the Punishers flipped the switch bagging three goals in only three minutes. P.Karvouriaris and C.Gingras were behind the madness as both players complemented each other all game involved in all five goals for the Punishers. As much as the Punishers are solid overall, it is safe to say that tonight's win came largely due to both players. The United Armenians relied more on balanced scoring as four different players found the back of the net.

(3)River Rats vs Black Knights (5)

Black Knights erase three goal deficit, rally to trounce River Rats

Staring at a three goal deficit by the early stages of the second period, the Black Knights managed to snag five in a row and stun the River Rats on Tuesday night. Clearly it wasn't the ideal start, especially against a rival opponent. But the Black Knights know that it takes a full out game in order to be defeated. By taking it a shift at a time, the momentum would eventually shift in their favour. O.Wahid definitely stood out in a big way as the forward put together three straight goals to even up the score.   From-there, the Black Knights had a whole third period to keep pressing the matter.  The Black Knights showed that they went for the kill as it took only two minutes for Payam Assadi to break the tie and jump ahead for the first time in the game. When a team rides that kind momentum, it becomes hard for any opponent to respond. The River Rats, when considering key player's missing-from their line up, managed to put up a good challenge, even if it involves letting go of a 3-0 lead.

(1)Bengals HC vs Capitals (7)

A.Boucher, C.Bezeau power Capitals past Bengals HC

The Capitals started quickly and just kept going against the Bengals HC. A.Boucher and C.Bezeau did most of the damage combining for eleven points while the captain M.Champagne scored twice at very important times during the game. For a period it looked like the Bengals HC were hanging in there with the Capitals. Then, the second period happened, and this contest took a different turn. The Capitals bagged three unanswered goals before capping it off with a pair by the third period. F.Rolland was terrific in net facing 18 shots allowing only O.Wahid to beat him.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ozair Wahid of the Black Knights. In what was a remarkable comeback win versus the River Rats, the Black Knights forward helped mount it by scoring three  times.   In addition to his two goal performance, W.Ozair's night wasn't over as he played immediately after with the Bengals HC where he notched his clubs lone goal.

Thursday March 28

(0)Quebec Masters vs GK Lite(5)

GK Lite roll to shutout win over Quebec Masters

The GK Lite rolled to a 5-0 win over the Quebec Masters on Thursday night, with goalie L.Augustin leading the way with a shutout performance. Augustin stopped all 15 shots, while A.Tan led the charge up front with two goals, both in which were set up by K.Vincent. The GK LIte dominated their opponent early on with a 14-0 shot advantage that led to four tallies. The match did slow down-from that point on which saw no urgency-from the two sides. Unable to get anything going up front and defensively, the Quebec Masters will need to put this one behind them quickly and focus only on what is ahead of them. K.Chanton, D.Legace and K.Vincent also went on to score for the GK LIte, who are sitting high with an impressive 7-1 record.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Lincy Augustin of the GK Lite. Not once did the net minder flinch, denying all 15 shots to earn a shutout.

2019-03-25
Premier division

Monday March 25

(3)Black Knights vs GK(5) S.O

GK Grind it out and get rewarded with shootout win

Despite falling behind 2-0, the GK were not ready to call it a night. It's never ideal trailing, but if there is one team that can overcome the odds, the GK makes the top of the list. It took up until the nine minute mark of the second period before they finally cracked the barrier and got on board thanks to G.Bouchard. Clearly, that goal triggered H.Nguyen to follow suit, and all of a sudden a two goal deficit turned into a coin toss situation heading into the final period. The go ahead marker did belong to K.Kuczmarski of the GK, who thought they had it wrapped up with just over four minutes remaining. Only a minute and change had passed before S.Provencal responded with the equaliser. By then, both sides made sure to tighten the noose afraid to make any sort of mistakes. With overtime solving nothing, a shootout was left to determine a potential winner. This is one area that you don't want to face the GK. It seems like every time K.Kuczmarski gets called up to take a shootout, a sure goal is in the making. The highly skilled forward once again did not disappoint by faking out C.Confuorti on his patented back hand move. Then, just to re assure the win, Y.Labonte couldn't have been a better pick to complete the shootout. M.Dauphinais was also stellar denying two attempts.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mattew Dauphinais of the GK. After giving up two first period goals, the net minder shook it off and responded in a big way enabling his team to bounce back and earn a shootout win.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday March 25

Penalty trouble gets in the way of Punishers, settle for split with Armadillos

The Punishers came out with their best effort on Monday night, and it showed right way as they downed the Armadillos 4-1 in the opening contest. Unfortunately, by taking some penalties in the latter part of the second game, the Punishers put themselves in a serious bind. There is almost no way that the Armadillos will not pounce on glorious chances as such. K.Koutsogiannopoulos and D.Andrade came through riffling a power play goal each only minutes apart. From-their 4-1 loss, K.Koutsogiannopoulos was involved in all five goals for the Armadillos while G.Bouchard collected four points. As for the Punishers, J.Chiropoulos and S.Athanasopoulos did the most damage sharing four points each.

(4)Punishers vs Armadillos (1)

(4)Armadillos vs Punishers (2)

Les Yables leave Communists in dust after tight opening game

The only good thing that the Communists had going for them on this night was their close effort in the first encounter. If not for letting three power play goals go in, they may have even taken the match. The unfortunate part ensued just after where they were nowhere to be seen. Les Yables took it to them wasting no time on five first period goals. D.Pelletier and D.Marcotte buried a pair each and Les Yables added three more by the second to close off the night. D.Pelletier and D.Marcotte were clearly dominant throughout both games combining for a total of ten points. Despite the losses, the Communists know that they can always rely on D.Provost-Jarry, who once again led the way earning a hat trick.

(4)Les Yables vs Communists (3)

(1)Communist's vs Les Yables (8)

LG HC reaches finish line first after settling for draw

With neither side picking up a victory in a 4-4 draw, the LG HC went all out in the second encounter to capture a positive result. A good start coupled with a pair of power play goals was just enough for G.Panagiotopoulos and his short bench of only seven players. E.Girourard had already scored twice in the opening contest before duplicating his production in the following match. Other notables include A.Stamiris, who scored a total of three goals and S.Govas along with D.Bertrand as both players shared four points each. If not for one bad sequence, the Chic Choc may have had a different fate. Instead, they'll have to put it behind them knowing that they put up a decent challenge against a well structured hockey team.

(4)Chic Choc vs LG HC(4) S.O

(6)LG HC vs Chic Choc(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Marcotte of Les Yables. In both games versus the Communists, D.Marcotte was an absolute force collecting a total of two goals and four assists.

2019-03-24
D Division

Sunday March 24

(2)Lynx vs Shockers (5)

Shockers get hat trick-from T.Salberg, two goals-from M.Blackman in 5-2 rout of Lynx

The Shockers showed off their quality goaltending-from D.Bourque and forward depth in a 5-2 win over the Lynx. After surrendering the first goal, T.Salberg opened the flood gates with the games next three markers. The Lynx knew that unless they played with the lead that this contest was going to be a difficult challenge. Too many players were absent in the loss that saw only R.Beaver take charge with both goals for the Lynx. Apart-from T.Salberg making the most noise for the Shockers, the captain was also heavily involved. M.Blackman took over riffling his clubs last two tallies as part of a three point night.

(4)Butchers vs Fatal Demons (9)

Butchers can't recover-from flurry of mistakes

With still a chance at earning for a playoff spot, the Butchers couldn't have asked for a better start. Two minutes had barely gone by when S.Fabrici and A.DeSua took charge on a pair of quick goals. That sequence appeared to be a perfect trend for the Butchers up until time would eventually suggest otherwise. The Fatal Demons took a step back, regrouped and started to put their act together. M.Destounis's late first period marker was perhaps the goal that his team needed to spark some energy. Once the second period hit, the momentum stuck to only one team. The Fatal Demons trounced the Butchers striking four times before adding three more by the third to solidify the win and a playoff spot. A.Jalilvand led the way bagging a hat trick while A.Zarzour and M.Destounis followed up netting a pair each.

(6)Slayers vs Icons (1)

Slayers make a statement in defeating rival Icons

Even though it's only a regular season game, the Slayers sent the Icons a reminder that they may be that team to beat. However, as much as the score indicates a lopsided affair, this contest wasn't as convincing as it seems. The Slayers were clearly the better team in the first ten minutes running up the score to 3-0. Then, as time went by, the Icons started to push the pace a little more only to run into a hot net minder. C.Confuorti was sharp throughout the entire match never once giving any sort of hope or life to the Icons. This was just a case of a bad start and being snake bitten offensively for the Icons. The Slayers did what they needed to do in every aspect of the game. Two out of their six goals came on the power play, and all six of their tallies were courtesy of six different goal scorers.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Troy Salberg of the Shockers. His teammates are not at all surprised what T.Salberg is capable of. After finding themselves down 1-0, the natural sniper took matters into his own hands riffling the games next three goals.

2019-03-22
Masters 35+ division

Friday March 22

(4)Devil Dawgz vs Brewers (1)

K.Araujo and P.Paikopoulos shine in Devil Dawgz 4-1 victory over Brewers

The duo between K.Araujo and P.Paikopoulos heated up on Friday night. With the game deadlocked at one goal apiece, the two delivered in a big way combining for five points. K.Araujo notched back to back tallies while Paikopoulos set up him up twice before capping it off on a late marker. M.Trivisonno also had a big game making 31 saves yielding his only goal to C.Pirone. The Brewers scored 30 seconds into the contest and figured that they had a few more in them only to go dry the rest of the way.

(3)The Family vs The Pillows(8)

Pillows ride second period surge past Family

Already up 2-1 after one period, the Pillows used three quick goals to start off the second frame and distance themselves-from the Family. M.Salerno struck twice in the same shift-from his sweet spot that included some brilliant hand eye coordination to bat the ball-from mid air. That sequence was enough to re assure that this contest was practically decided, at least in the minds of the Pillows players. The Family struggled offensively and only had their best moments when the game was out of reach. A.Perreult scored two third period goals, and S.Cavallaro along with N.Addesa collected two points each in the loss. If there is one constant when the Pillows score this many, that will be the play of T.Settino. The centre man was able to share a hat trick with M.Salerno while N.Mucci set up three different teammates-from the back end.

(7)Killer Wolves vs National (2)

National unable to contain a pair of natural goal scorers

There needs to be a couple of key game points that teams have to address in order to defeat a team like the Killer Wolves. And since many haven't this season, National was the only team so far to hand them a loss. The problem however is that unless you play them right, the odds are stacked against you. Tonight's contest saw two natural goal scores get their way once again. J.Brunet and O.Valiquette each feasted with hat tricks while the captain D.Lafleur collected three assists. Surely it's easier said than done on recognizing who the threats are and how to handle them, but National know that they could have done a better job containing them. For now, the Killer Wolves will win the regular season battle and secure a spot in the final of the first division.

(6)HBHA vs Excalibur (4)

Excalibur putting up some good challenges only to fall short once more

If the Excalibur can keep playing the way they have as of late, than S.Sauk and his troops will be just fine when the playoffs arrive. Of course nobody likes losing, but when you drop two consecutive contests versus top teams like National and the HBHA, the near future can only be bright. This game was only decided very late when the HBHA got goals by T.Koutlis and an empty net marker-from S.Nicholson. Prior to that point, both sides entered the final frame levelled at three goals apiece. The next tally went in favour of the Excalibur courtesy of S.Ruggiero snapping the tie. Unfortunately, that lead barely lasted thanks to T.Angelis responding right away for the HBHA. That was Angelis's second of the match, who shared multi goal performances with T.Koutlis and P.Karigiannis.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Araujo of the Devil Dawgz. His two goals couldn't have come at a better time. The hardnosed defenseman broke a 1-1 tie while widening the margin on a power play marker.

2019-03-21
D Division

Thursday March 21

(4)United Arms Jr vs Smooth Sailors(10)

J.Palmitano 4 goal night helps Sailors roll over United Arms Jr

J.Palmitano had a four goal night and the Smooth Sailors were able to solidify second place of the D Thursday division. The Smooth Sailors went ahead 4-1 after only one period and showed that they were on a mission to run up the score. The second frame wasn't any friendlier for the United Arms Jr as they gave up four markers. C.Fragkiudakis notched back to back tallies right before M.Testolina did the same to finish off the period. With the game clearly out of reach, the United Arms Jr showed some pride in the final stretch where they traded a goal apiece.

(9)Job on Demand vs Legends (2)

Job on Demand give hockey clinic in thumping of Legends

The Job on Demand was dishing out harsh lessons once again on Thursday night, putting on a clinic against the Legends. There aren't many teams that suck out the soul of an opponent like the Job on Demand. When all their players show up, chances are you need a near perfect game to beat them. Clearly, the Legends weren't' even in the same time zone for how bad it went. Too many players feasted offensively with J.Rochon leading the charge on three goals. Payam Assadi was next in line with a pair but did manage to collect the most points with six assists. If timing means anything, the Job on Demand appear to be seasoned just right for what's ahead of them.

(3)Underdogs vs SBS Trashers(4)

SBS Trsashers hang on to defeat Underdogs

The SBS Trashers once again made a charge to claim the D Thursday regular season. The contest was barely nine minutes old when the SBS Trashers pounced all over their opponent with three goals. By that rate, this game looked to spiral out of control but the Underdogs found a way to regroup and slow things down. The net two tallies came -from D.Mansour and C.Nasrallah, and all of a sudden the Underdogs were a shot away-from evening the score. But with Joe Scalia riding a hot hand, the slick forward would eventually break through for a second time to restore a two goal lead. With the win, the SBS Trashers finished off a remarkable run dropping only one game after missing out of the playoffs only a season ago.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Scalia of the SBS Trashers. After setting up the SBS Trashers first goal, the natural sniper went on to add a pair in what was a close 4-3 win over the Underdogs.

These results conclude the D Thursday regular season. The top three teams will advance to the semi final rounds while the fourth place seed will take on the fifth place seed for the final spot.

(4)Underdogs vs Legends(5) The Underdogs will enter this one game playoff round as the favourites. In order for the Legends to have a chance, patience and tight defence will be their only out. The Underdogs are faster and very resilient which should give them the edge unless they run into a hot net minder in S.Morante.

2019-03-20
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday March 20

(8)Left Wings vs Fat Cats(3)

Fat Cats die out in final stretch, Left Wings erupt with six third period goals

A five point performance-from D.Provost-Jarry launched the Left Wings to victory over the Fat Cats on Wednesday night. Provost-Jarry started the eruption by setting up three straight goals before netting his second to take a strangle hold on the match. M-A Morin was also in on most of the action striking three times while collecting an assist. For two straight periods, neither side came out on top. The Fat Cats once again saw their short bench come to bite them in the end. It wasn't long ago that both teams met with the game favouring the Fat Cats by the same result.

(4)Bramabulls vs UD Redz(2)

Bramabulls score two late goals to preserve unbeaten streak

The Bramabulls, who have yet to drop a game this season, used two late goals to preserve their winning streak. Although wins are hard to come by at this stage of the season good teams tend to find ways to win hockey games. Tonight was another example of that with D.Verta coming through for his second late in the game snapping a 2-2 tie. Then, just to play it safe, J.DeSua widened the margin and the Bramabulls celebrated their ninth straight victory. Even though the UD Redz fell short, this loss will remind them that anything can happen. Both their goals came-from the very same J.Abou-Sabha as the only player to get the better of the Bramabulls net minder.

(2)Knights vs Fat Roy(5)

N.Gikas sparks a pair in 5-2 win for Fat Roy

The Knights had a tough time hiding their disappointment for how the game went down in the second half.  N.Gikas broke a second period 1-1 tie, and P.Elizardo followed up late in the same frame to provide a two goal cushion. The first five minutes of the third period had a wild start to it with Fat Roy outscoring the Knights 2-1. N.Gikas was able to nod his second with the help of J.Pantelis and K.Fiore. Cleary that momentum enabled the Fat Roy to be the better team. After facing 20 shots, J.Sanoudakis earned the win in net.

(4)Buckshots vs Carnage (2)

Buckshots overcome slow start in double up win over Carnage

It wasn't their best start to the night but the Buckshots knew they had plenty of time to adjust and get it right. And once they entered the second period, the response was there as they strung two straight goals to grab their first lead of the game. The go ahead marker came late in the second period courtesy of N.Erimos. Despite the bad stretch, Carnage had more than enough time to flip the switch. Unfortunately, their first period tallies was all the scoring they managed. J.Liopoulos was perhaps the major reason why Carnage couldn't get their much needed scoring as the net minder was stellar throughout two straight periods.

(3)Knights vs Horsemen (4)

Knights drop the ball late, come up empty handed in double header night

Five little minutes was all they needed to kill off. The Knights did everything right for well over two periods carrying what seemed like a sufficient 3-1 lead. Then, the final five minutes arrived, and the nightmare began. The Horsemen did something remarkable in the final instances of the game. With the help of D.Greco's play making skills, P.Carone, D.Galloro and V.Pandza all benefited in the short span of barely four minutes. The Knights may have come off a tough loss versus Fat Roy but that pales in comparison on how they let this one slip away.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Bramabulls. With the game on the line, D.Verta came up big late in the contest bagging his second to snap a 2-2 tie while preserving a massive winning streak.

Thursday March 21

(5)Scorpion's vs Mighty Drunks (2)

H.Sedeghi natural hat trick powers Scorpions

H.Sedeghi scored three goals, and in every possible way to help lead the Scorpions over the Mighty Drunks. After netting his first on an even strength tally, the Scorpions forward buried his second with the man advantage while completing his hat trick in a shorthanded situation. All three goals came in the second period alone which put the Scorpions in the driver's seat up 4-0.Finally, the Mighty Drunks got on board thanks to a pair of markers-from S.Archambault, but the damage had already been done. There was no doubt that M.Cimenelli was somehow involved offensively. Game in and game out, the Scorpions know that they can rely on him, and tonight wasn't any different as he opened and closed the scoring while collecting a helper.