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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.

2019-03-19
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2019-03-18
4 vs 4 Division

Monday March 18

Chic Choc shutout Immigrant after settling for draw

After settling for a 3-3 draw, the Chic Choc entered the second game full of confidence to rout Les Immigrant 4-0.There was no question that the Chic Choc deserved the win. Four different players had scored while F.Peloquin shut the door throughout the entire match. J-R Lemay had already riffled a pair in the previous game before adding the winner along with an assist in the second encounter. Les Immigrant got their scoring done-from H.Garabedian, A.Addante and A.Daghlian as all three players combined for six points. With the season winding down, Les Immigrant would have preferred some extra points to the standings rather than settling for only one for how close the race to the playoffs are.

(3)Chic Choc vs Les Immigrant (3) S.O

(0)Les Immigrant vs Chic Choc(4)

Dragons rebound after opening loss to Yellow T-Shirts

The Yellow T-Shirts may have enjoyed their opening 3-1 win over the Dragons but two victories would have satisfied the appetite for how tight the standings are. Unfortunately, a bad start and a late period breakdown left them settling for only one win instead. The Dragons jumped off to a 4-1 lead in the second encounter which forced the Yellow T-Shirts to open up and take chances. And despite the deficit, this contest wasn't over until the final buzzer rang. N.Katsifolis and T.Bergomi each scored to pull their club within one and all of a sudden the Dragons were feeling the heat. Luckily enough, P.Assadi made some late saves to close out a nail biter. He may not be known for his goal scoring but G.DeStefano had a night to remember striking three times while collecting an assist.

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

(4)Dragons vs Yellow T-Shirts(3)

Tocas collect a pair of unexpected points versus LG HC

If the Tocas knew that both their games would go the distance with the LG HC, the paper work would have been prepared and signed for that kind of a deal. To their surprise, both games did go the ultimate distance and the Tocas banked a pair of key points that may help save their season. The first match looked to be wrapped up in regulation time with the LG HC up by a goal, but that was until P.Santullo ripped a bullet top corner giving F.Baratta no chance at all. The shootout however belonged to the LG HC thanks to D.Bertand and E.Girouard scoring on the breakaway attempts. The second contest had a similar occurrence of what just happened, this time with the Tocas leading late in the game. Then, with only two minutes remaining, E.Girouard riffled his second to send the game once more into a shootout. Neither side came out on top as both teams each scored twice. Once again, E.Girouard and D.Bertrand made K.Koch look behind him while S.Marricco and K.Araujo did the same to F.Baratta.

(7)LG HC vs Tocas(5) S.O

(4)Tocas vs LG HC(4) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giovanni DeStefano of the Dragons. Playing quietly under the radar, G.DeStefano was masterful on Monday night foe the Dragons accumulating four points that included three markers.

Premier division

Monday March 18

(9)Capitals vs United Armenians (2)

United Armenians crushed by Capitals in 9-2 rout

The Capitals only started to look serious as of the mid way point of the game. Prior to that moment, this contest was extremely close with the Capitals up only 3-2.Then, the game started to shift and the United Armenians slowly fell apart giving up three tallies just before the second period ended. T.Bertin dressed for a first time this season and wasted no time making an immediate impact with three consecutive markers. M-A Bernier chipped in with a pair while setting up the games last four goals. Most areas of the game favoured the Capitals, who had a 37-20 shot advantage. The United Armenians got their lone tallies-from Y.Derohannessian and E.Mavroudis as the only two players to figure out C.Fortin.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc-Andre Bernier of the Capitals. In almost every instance that the Capitals scored, M-A Bernier had his hand in on it accumulating a total of six points.

Tuesday March 19

(7)GK vs River Rats(1)

GK score 4 in third to pull away

While things started off tight between the two, the third period belonged only to the GK. P.DiGiacomo's early third period goal deflated the River Rats, who found themselves trailing 4-1 from-that point. Clearly the GK were much more superior dominating many aspects of the game. Offensively, Terrance was the only player to score twice while M.Fortin took care of the back end stopping all but one shot. This result definitely wasn't what the River Rats were expecting. M.Richard may have scored but wasn't pleased on what he got-from his teammates. Unless they address key aspects of their game, the River Rats will continue to struggle.

2019-03-17
D Division

Sunday March 17

(1)Butchers vs Icons (10)

E.Girouard and S.Robineault feast combining for seven goals

Once again, the Butchers were not the better team. The Icons were able to take it to them dominating every aspect of the game. When you're chasing most of the match, a negative result is always to be expected. At least three goals went in every period with E.Girouard leading the charge on four tallies. Next in line saw a long time and familiar line mate cause havoc as S.Robineault popped in three. Eventually, the Butchers did have something to celebrate about when S-A Longo took away C.Stavriadis's shutout.

(2)Fatal Demons vs Lynx(8)

Lynx use their speed to out play Fatal Demons

The Fatal Demons were under no illusions that they got beaten by a quicker team. To their credit, they did hang in there for most of the match. However, once the third period hit, the downward fall began. The Lynx pulled away notching five goals that saw R.Beaver hit the target three times. Only three players scored in the win that included the captain J.Lang and J.Labadie sharing a pair. This result was a classical example of a younger and quicker team having the legs in the final stretch of a hockey game, especially going up against only two lines.

(5)Shocker's vs Slayers (3)

Slayers comeback attempt falls short in loss to Shockers

If only the Slayers could have started the way they finished. Playing error prone hockey, the Slayers were stuck trying to dig themselves-from a very deep hole. So dominant were the Shockers virtually -from the opening draw that the Slayers were left reeling. The Shockers scored early and often, grabbing a 5-0 lead before there was finally a response-from the other team. But despite the huge deficit, the Slayers refused to give up and eventually made a game of it. Unfortunately time just wasn't on their side as they settled for three consecutive goals. The beauty with this win for the Shockers was that everyone pulled their weight that resulted in five different goal scorers. D.Bourque was also major factor as the net minder enabled his club to play with a substantial lead.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Randy Beaver of the Lynx. With the game close after two periods, R.Beaver took it upon himself to break it wide open by riffling three markers.

2019-03-15
Masters 35+ division

Friday March 15

(6)Brewers vs Killer Wolves(14)

Four multi goal scorers lead Killer Wolves to 14-6 win

Unsurprisingly the Killer Wolves feasted once again on Friday night. This time, the Brewers fell victims to the highly charged Killer Wolves. What made this contest remarkable wasn't so much the final score but the fact that only four players shared all the goals. K.Dauphin and J.Brunet led the charge striking four times while E.Bastos and O.Valiquette each shared hat tricks. As much as the Brewers knew they had their hands full, the game was already done by the end of the first period with the Killer Wolves pouncing to a 7-1 lead. The Brewers, despite finding themselves deep in a hole had too much pride rather than to just give up. Five out of their six goals all game in the ensuing periods with T.Fernando and T.Michalidis bagging two tallies each.

(7)Excalibur vs National (8) O.T

National pull off magical rally erasing 3 goal deficit

The Excalibur have been forced to deal with a lot of adversity this season but one message they've always conveyed to one another is to stay with it and believe. Even though they didn't get the result they hoped for this contest inspired all their players that anything can happen. The Excalibur were all but a few minutes away-from defeating a heavy favourite. Unfortunately, they couldn't hang on to a 7-4 lead that vanished into thin air late in the third period. M.Pinheiro once gain made it all happen for his club as the captain struck three times while setting up three goals. However, the winner belonged to S.Laplante, who ended it only 45 seconds into overtime. Despite the loss, F.Bchara played an incredible role bagging four goals and an assist.

(6)The Pillows vs HBHA(7)

Captain J.Kontitsis scores late to lead HBHA over Pillows

All that counts is getting the win for J.Kontitsis, who did just that with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game. The captain was standing at the right place while patiently waiting for the ball to drop-from mid air before swiping it into an empty cage. The HBHA may have expected an easier night considering how lopsided last week's game was versus the Pillows. But sometimes things don't always go as expected which was the case in this particular night. Even if it was a tough one to take, the Pillows were overall satisfied for how well they played. Three out of there six goals came with the special teams. A.Zarzour and T. Settino each scored twice in the loss as both players combined for six points. The HBHA saw G.Vouloumanos nod a pair and J.Pantelis set up three different teammates.

(1)The Family vs National (7)

National took nothing for granted vs Family

Following a desperate comeback only an hour ago, the National weren't taking their next opponent for granted. That message was sent loud and clear by the time the first period ended. S.Laplante had already set up three goals, and M.Pinheiro along with E.Ferlatte each scored twice for a commanding 4-0 lead. The Family did adjust somewhat after that but couldn't overcome a large deficit. P.Spadafora was able to solve F.Lamarche, who shut the door the rest of the way earning his second win in only two hours. Perhaps the story of the night for National was more than their incredible comeback. M.Pinheiro accumulated a remarkable 13 points that included seven goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. In a double header night, the captain was masterful riffling seven goals and six assists.

2019-03-14
D Division

Thursday March 14

(5)Legends vs Smooth Sailors (7) S.O

Smooth Sailors make up for blown lead with shootout win over Legends

Despite overcoming a 5-3 third period deficit, the Legends fell short in the shootout. That area of the game belonged to the Smooth Sailors where they capitalised twice thanks to C.Fragkiudakis and J.Mandracchia. The game had a strong pace with both sides trading two goals each. The second period did belong to the Smooth Sailors and in large part to J.Mandracchia's dominance. By the time the frame ended, Mandracchia had already scored twice while setting up two goals. But that didn't stop the Legends-from battling back. A.Jalilvand sparked an early third period marker, and J.DeSua somehow found a way to sneak the equaliser late in the game. Neither side had luck in the five minute overtime which left only a three man shootout to decide it.

(9)Underdogs vs United Arms Jr(1)

Underdogs overwhelm United Arms Jr in first period onslaught

The tone was set as soon as the ball was dropped for the Underdogs. By the time the first period ended, so did the hope of any miraculous comeback for the United Arms Jr. The Underdogs were simply relentless which has defined a big part of their game this season. Adding to all that energy comes plenty of talent as well. M.El-Kassar helped set up four goals while J.Hassan and E.Salhany each scored twice. The United Arms Jr got their lone tally by A.Atamian as the only player to solve C.Malkoun. For how well the Underdogs have been playing most of the season, there good habits will cause plenty of fits regardless who their opponents are.

(6)Job on Demand vs SBS Tarshers(0)

Job on Demand end SBS Trashers 8 game winning streak

The SBS Trashers came up short in their quest to a perfect season on Thursday night. It just went to show how much the Job on Demand wanted to prove to themselves that they could have ended it. And what makes this remarkable, was that it wasn't even close. Plenty had to do with Pedram Assadi's brilliant goaltending. The net minder was clearly determined on this night stopping all 26 shots his way. As for the goal scoring department, S.Robineault did something he's done plenty of times before and that is to score four goals in one single game. Despite the let down, the SBS Trashers will take this as a blessing in disguise moving forward. A good loss prior to the playoffs can always put matters into perspective.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Pedram Assadi of the Job on Demand. If he continues to play this way heading into the playoffs, opponents will have bigger issues rather than worrying about the Job on Demands offense.

2019-03-13
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday March 13

(6)UD Redz vs Fat Cats(1)

N.Zahabi's 4 assists leads to 6-1 win for UD Redz

N.Zahabi had an incredible four assists and six different players scored as the UD Redz steamrolled through the Fats Cats. The game was barely eleven minutes old when the UD Redz struck four times to dictate the terms early. Unable to recover, the Fat Cats had nothing going for them. It wasn't up until the three minute mark of the third period that G.DeMarinis cracked the barrier. Till that point, Y.Beaulieu kept a clean sheet stopping everything his way.

(4)Fat Roy vs Carnage (3)

Big third period helps Fat Roy top Carnage

Fat Roy left Carnage behind with a big third period. C.Papadatos scored his second and N.Gikas followed up with the winner in what was a grind till the final whistle. Both teams traded two first period goals while going through a scoreless second period leaving only fifteen minutes or more to decide things. Unlike Carnage, wins have been hard to come by for Fat Roy this season, who just snapped a four game losing streak. N.Gikas did more than notch the winner as the quick forward was behind setting up L.Frino and C.Papadatos in the first period.

(7)Mighty Drunks vs Horsemen (4)

Mighty Drunks take all three frames to down Horsemen

The Mighty Drunks broke it down simple and efficient. They won every single frame by a slight margin and got the expected goaltending-from O.Caillet. M.Beaudry scored twice in the first period right after M-A Desrosiers opened the scoring, who also went on to add his second early in the third period. The Horsemen let the game slip away by the second period where they allowed three straight goals before finishing off strong to pull within two. In hopes of riding a strong finish, the Horsemen realised that it just wasn't their night when M-A Desrosiers scored early in the final stretch for a sufficient 6-3 lead.

(9)Scorpions vs Buckshots(10) S.O

Eight goals not enough for either side, Buckshots go the extra distance for shootout win

Defence was not top of mind Wednesday night as the Buckshots took a 10-9 thrilling shootout win over the Scorpions. The attack came out with guns blazing as both sides thought only of offense rather than back checking or trying to help the net minders. Perhaps they figured the more they scored the better the odds were of winning. Sadly, striking eight times still wasn't enough as a shootout was required. During that time, the Buckshots got it one better thanks to K.Kavan and C.Chanzos getting the better of P.Patel. Before netting the winner in the breakaways, C.Chanzos shared a two goal performance with M.Destounis as both players combined for seven points. As for the Scorpions, M.Cimenelli was almost guaranteed of feasting in these types of games as the skilled forward did not disappoint bagging three goals and an assist. To his help, B.Douek had a very product night responsible for setting up five markers.

(8)Bramabulls vs Left Wings(2)

Bramabulls put it into fifth gear by third period

With a 4-2 lead heading into the third period, the Bramabulls would pull away-from the Left Wings. The game was fairly close up until that point. When considering that the Bramabulls had only two lines and eight goals scored, usually a player or two would nod at least a pair. However, it wasn't the case as eight different players chipped in offensively. The captain did get credited the winner .A.DiPerna scored just shy of the mid way point of the match to regain a two goal cushion. Even though the goal scoring was balanced, J.Palmitano had a little more influence on the result adding three helpers to his tally.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Niko Gikas of Fat Roy. After setting up his clubs first two goals, N.Gikas couldn't have picked his winner at a better time leading Fat Roy to close 4-3 victory.

2019-03-11
Premier division

Monday March 11

(3)Punishers vs United Armenians (2) O.T

Keyed by late rally, Punishers top United Armenians in overtime

The Punishers had a flair for dramatics on Monday night. Just when it looked like the clash against the United Armenians was over, the Punishers came alive late in the game to level.  C.Gingras rescued his club in the dying moments before setting up K.Tsoukalas barely a minute into overtime. Throughout most of the match, the United Armenians stuck to their game plan. K.Koutsogiannopoulos opened the scoring followed with a late first period marker by A.Melkonian. That lead forced the Punishers to make changes in their game in hopes of bouncing back. And after finally getting to G.Follano late in the second period, the door was now open for a comeback.  The unfortunate part of the United Armenians was that they couldn't bleed out the clock long enough.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to K.Tsoukalas of the Punishers. By finding himself at the right spot, K.Tsoukalas helped complete a nice comeback by netting the sudden death winner.

Tuesday March 12

(3)GK Lite vs River Rats(2) S.O

K.Kuczmarski, money player for GK Lite

Weather it's during the game or in a shootout, K.Kuczmarski will hurt you either way. There aren't many players who make it a regularity to make a difference game in and game out, but it's safe to say that K.Kuczmarski represents the few. Tonight's case was just another example of him influencing the match in a big way. After setting up S.Hrivnak, the dynamic forward showed off his skills once more in the shootout as only player to solve the net minders. The River Rats had to battle twice to tie the game with goals coming-from C.Crialese. While he was the only player to find the back of the net for the River Rats so was S.Hrivnak for the GK Lite, who struck both times in the win. M.Fortin faced 18 shots and denied three shootout attempts to get the better of his counterpart M.Gauvreau.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Fortin of the GK Lite. By not only maintaining the lead for the GK Lite, the net minder stole the show in the shootout stopping all three breakaway attempts.

Thursday March 14

(5)Quebec Masters vs Bengals HC(2)

Bengals HC overpowered by Quebec Masters

In a game where the Quebec Masters never lost the lead, the Bengals HC found themselves out powered and fell by a 5-2 score. That being said most of the action did occur in the second half of the game where things started to shift towards the Quebec Masters favour. Scoring efforts came-from five different players with J.Lulic credited the winner. The Bengals HC realised how difficult it was to rebound against a team that knows how to manage a lead. With that much experience, the Quebec Masters know how to address their priorities. S.Lion couldn't be happier with a better defence in front of him. Knowing that his main focus was to stop the initial shot, S.Lion was confident that a rebound opportunity was highly unlikely. R.Modi ,P.DiGiacomo and J.Morina clicked on both goals for the Bengals HC. The other four tallies for the Quebec Masters came courtesy of R.Rourke, J.Correa, F.D'Alphana and S.Morello.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Stephane Lion of the Quebec Masters. The goaltender never put his club in a bind by making the key and necessary saves en route to a 12 save victory.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday March 11

Evenly matched Punishers and Yables head to shootout both times

The Punishers and Les Yables have mirrored each other statistically throughout all four periods only to settle things in a shootout. At no point did either team grab a single lead after the periods were done. With the opening match halted at three goals apiece, the Punishers did take one area of the game, and that was in the shootout. A.Laramee came in with a hard wrist shot right before C.Gingras capped it off on a sweat back hand move to trickle the ball between J-F Simard's legs. The second contest had a similar fate with the Punishers owning les Yables once more in the shootout. This time, M.Arkalis sealed off the win on a slick move that would easily make a top three goal of the season. In both wins, the Punishers took the breakaways 2-1 with N.Mackeen edging out J-F Simard.

(5)Punishers vs Les Yables(4) S.O

(3)Les Yables vs Punishers (4) S.O

F.Peloquin and Chic Choc limit Tocas to only 1 goal

There is no doubt that F.Peloquin is hard to beat. In both games versus the Chic Choc, the Tocas realised they had no answers on how to figure out the tall and steady net minder. It didn't matter that the Tocas shot-from far, in close or even when they thought that a wide open cage would be enough. There lone tally came only at the end of the first game when the match was already over and done with. A.Sigouin scored two goals while J-R Lemay collected a pair of points. In hopes of evening the score, the Tocas kept running into the same problem and that was to try and beat F.Peloquin. For nearly the entire game, neither side had any success finding the back of the net up until a late play decided otherwise. S.Scott found himself at the right place and at the right time to jump on a loose ball that gave no chance for F.Koch to react. Unfortunately for the Tocas, a snake bitten offense saw them come out empty handed on Monday night.

(3)Chic Choc vs Tocas(1)

(0)Tocas vs Chic Choc(1)

Armadillos score late to collect a pair of wins over Communists

K.Koutsogiannopoulos scored a very late goal and the Armadillos pulled out two clean wins over the Communists. After a very slow start dropping the opening contest 5-1, the Communists adjusted in their second match making every minute count for the Armadillos. Unfortunately, the end result was the same unable to collect any points. D.Provost continues to be a force as he notched all three goals in the loss. As for the Armadillos, J.Bolanakis was the only player to score twice in the same match while P.Legatos chipped in once in both games.

(5)Armadillos vs Communists (1)

(3)Communists vs Armadillos (4)

LG HC score a pair of easy wins over Yellow T-Shirts

The Yellow Shirts may have held tough trying to slow down the LG HC, but in the end, good teams will always find a way. The opening contest was only a period old when D.Bertrand scored twice for a 3-0 lead. By applying a few nice plays while getting expected goaltending-from F.Baratta, the LG HC just went about their business banking an easy win. Most of the second game was pretty much the same as the first one. The only difference was that both sides scored a little more. G.Pisanelli strung two quick goals in only a minute to get the ball rolling. Till that point, the Yellow T-Shirts continued to battle hard but kept falling deeper when A.Stamiris riffled two consecutive markers. E.Girouard went on to match his teammates by also bagging a pair.

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

(4)Yellow T-Shirts vs LG HC(7)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Peloquin of the Chic Choc. The net minder was outstanding on Monday night, collecting a shutout while frustrating the Tocas to only one goal on 29 shots in both games.

2019-03-10
D Division

Sunday March 10

(7)Icons vs Lynx(4)

Icons score 3 in third, pull away to beat Lynx

It wasn't up until the third period that the Icons finally pulled away-from the Lynx. The Icons scored three goals during the final stretch that included two on the power play. Plenty of their offense had to do with T.Bozinakis controlling the back end. And although he didn't score, the quarterback helped set up six out of the Icons seven goals. E.Girouard paced himself to another hat trick striking once in each period.  The Lynx didn't help their cause when the game was on the line taking two four minute penalties. On both those infractions, the Icons benefited with goals-from L.Velenosi and C.Stamadianos.

(7)Fatal Demons vs Shockers (8) O.T

C.Oneil OT winner lifts Shockers in thrilling victory

While this type of game was fun for the forwards, the net minders found nothing amusing for how things went down. Despite exchanging seven goals, this contest still needed extra time. In the end, it was the Shockers coming out on top thanks to a quick overt time tally-from C.Oneil. The Shockers had the chance to bury the game in regulation if not for giving a shorthanded goal. That tally forced them to even the score minutes later courtesy of a power play marker- from C.DeBonis. M.Blackman got the ball rolling early as the captain netted two sharing a multi goal night with T.Debonis. The Fatal Demons had fewer players finding the back of the net as J.Bolanakis, A.Zarzour and K.Araujo each scored twice in the loss.

(11)Slayers vs Butchers (1)

Butchers throw in the towel after one period

Even though the Butchers knew full well that they barely had a shot, one single period was all it took to confirm the fate of the game. The Slayers pounced over a depleted bench bagging six in the first period alone to put the game out of reach. A.Mirolla and M.D'Alesio each had hat tricks while M.Moffa provided five helpers. The only bright moment for the Butchers came early in the third period where T.Oliveira got to J.Liopoulos.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tasso Bozinakis of the Icons. Although he didn't score, T.Bozinaks was responsible for making six goals happen due to his primary assists.

2019-03-08
Masters 35+ division

Friday March 8

(5)HBHA vs National(6)

J.Pantelis nets four but National take back and forth match

In a single eight minute stretch of the second period, the HBHA dramatically took the lead after find themselves down 3-0.Its not often that National give up that many goals, especially in a short period of time but stranger things have happened. Regardless the let down, they did manage to overcome the slight deficit with a solid third period. J.Pantelis, despite ripping it up with four goals and an assist had an extraordinary opportunity to level after finding himself alone in front of F.Lamarche. And rather than tying the game on that play, M.Pinheiro made a brilliant one on one move to find himself alone in front of F.Vigliotti where he made no mistake burying his chance. That goal made the score 6-4 which proved to be just enough for the win.

(9)Killer Wolves vs Devil Dawgz(2)

O.Valiquette fuels Killer Wolves blow out win

Natural goal scorers usually don't need much help finding the back of the net.  But it's always nice to have a supporting cast that can simplify matters. O.Valiquette is surrounded with enough quality players that he doesn't need much of an effort-from his part to do what he does best, and that is to score goals. The Killer Wolves forward got the ball rolling striking twice in the first period before completing his hat trick early in the second frame. It's been their theme as of late that the Killer Wolves put games out of reach early on. However, it took longer than that versus the Devil Dawgz, who battled and kept it close up until the mid way point of the match. Jeremi Brunet still managed to find the back of the net on two occasions while setting up three teammates.

(9)HBHA vs The Pillows(2)

Second game of a double header a non factor for the HBHA

It didn't matter that the HBHA played only an hour ago in their convincing win over the Pillows. Actually, it looked like they could have played three to four times in a row and still get the job done for how well they played. Prior to this contest, J.Pantelis went on a tear riffling four goals an assist versus the National. So to suggest that he would be blanked for nine goals would be an anomaly. Amazingly enough, that's what happened. However, if something doesn't give in one area it will in another. J.Pantelis was again the catalyst behind the win as the crafty forward set up six out of his clubs nine goals. Some of assists helped feed P.Lapointe, who couldn't be denied on four occasions. And while everything was fine and dandy offensively, goaltending played a part in it as well. F.Vigliotti was riding a clean ship up until the final frame where L.Bavellas beat him both times.

(3)Excalibur vs Brewers(9)

Slumping Excalibur fall hard to Brewers

Slumps are never fun and unfortunately for the Excalibur they just can't seem to get out of one. All three periods were decided the same way with the Brewers taking them 3-1.T.Adamacopoulos notched two late markers in the opening frame sharing a multi goal performance with E.Bouchard. The Excalibur did strike first courtesy of S.Ruggiero, who has been a stable piece for his club. The natural sniper took care of all three markers in the loss. After getting his club on board, A.Lanni relied on his playing making skills that resulted in four helpers for the Brewers captain.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jimmy Pantelis of the HBHA. In two games of a double header night, J.Pantelis collected an abundance of points. The highly skilled forward finished with a total of four goals and seven assists.

2019-03-07
D Division

Thursday March 7

(8)Underdog's vs Legends (3)

Underdogs steam rolls past Legends

The Underdogs were seemingly first on the ball on every chance on Thursday night, whether it was getting to the ball first on a fore-check or a loose ball in their own end. With that kind of possession, the Legends were stuck only watching rather than trying to create anything at all. Apart-from a slight let down, this game wasn't even close for the Underdogs, who cruised their way to an easy win. R.Abdulahad was a force collecting five points while A.Sayed opened and closed the scoring for the Underdogs.

(3)United Arms Jr vs SBS Trashers(6)

SBS Trashers stage a great comeback to remain undefeated

For a moment, it looked like the SBS Trashers may have tasted their first defeat of the season. It took barely seven minutes into the game for the United Arms Jr to take a commanding 3-0 lead. And as great of a start it was, the game was far-from being over. Comebacks are often rare when teams trail 3-0, but if one team is capable of recovering, the SBS Trashers is that team. All it took was one goal early in the second period for the pendulum to swing to the other way. A.Gentile started the madness which triggered J.Scalia to score twice and F.Gentile to follow up with the go ahead marker. The second period was less than three minutes old before the SBS Trashers tilted the game. Despite falling apart in a drastic fashion, the United Arms Jr battled hard to keeping it close but struggled to solve R.Pamepna for a fourth time. The contest was eventually put to rest when P.Hodhod set up L.Panarello with his fourth assist of the night.

(7)Job on Demand vs Smooth Sailors(8) O.T

Job on Demand falls in overtime after huge comeback effort

After trailing by as many as four goals heading into the third period, the Job on Demand fought all the way back to force overtime before they were defeated by the Smooth Sailors. By getting down like that versus a very good team, the odds are stacked against you. But the Job on Demand showed that they can prove a point no matter how grim the situation is. Tonight's case was a perfect example of that. Five of their seven goals couldn't have come at a better time. Payam Assadi planted the seed early in the third period for his second which triggered the rest of the bench to follow suit. Perhaps the biggest goal came-from S.Athanasopoulos's second that levelled the game very late on the power play. The only unfortunate part-from their run was that M.Provencher decided matters two minutes in overtime for the Smooth Sailors.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Hodhod of the SBS Trashers. Sound steady and solid in his own end, the SBS Trashers d-man has plenty to contribute in the offensive side as well. In his club's 6-3 comeback win over the United Arms Jr, Hodhod helped set up four goals to get out of a jam.

2019-03-06
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday March 6

(3)Knights vs Mighty Drunks (7)

S.Archambault scores hat trick in under five minutes for Mighty Drunks

In the short span of barely five minutes, S.Archmabualt was able to load the net three times for the Mighty Drunks. The Knights didn't help their cause early on finding themselves in a really tough spot down 2-0. And even though they had time to adjust, the second period wasn't any better. J-P Bertrand developed instant chemistry with Archambault by providing him with three primary assists before netting the games last goal. V.Mancini also had an impact striking twice to put his club in the driver's seat with a 3-1 lead.

(3)Fat Cats vs Bramabulls(10)

Bramabulls roll through depleted Fat Cats

The Fat Cats understood that in order to have a chance, they would have needed this game to be as close as possible and for as long as possible. Unfortunately, that mind set became as distant memory as of the second period where the Bramabulls broke the game wide open. And while they probably didn't need his presence for how deep they were, J.Palmitano made his mark known to everyone. The sharp shooter barley missed riffling four goals just prior to the mid way point of the match. By then, the Fat Cats knew they were done and wanted nothing more for the clock to bleed out. M.Maggiore contributed with two goals, M.Dettorre collected four points in the win while S.Hrivnak was the Fat Cats most productive player with two goals.

(5)Scorpions vs Fat Roy(4)

M.Cimenelli hat trick fuels 5-4 win over Fat Roy

Propelled by M.Cimenelli's three consecutive goals, the Scorpions were able to dig out a hard fought victory on Wednesday night. Throughout two periods, Fat Roy grabbed the lead three times but were never able to protect it long enough. The problem was that the Scorpions finally found themselves up by the third period on two very quick goals. That little sequence ultimately made the difference in the entire match despite a late push-from the Fat Roy. Even though the Fat Roy came short in this contest, the captain keeps aging with wonder. C.Zafiropoulos had an incredible game showing that he is nowhere close- from slowing down by setting up one goal before rattling off three straight for a hat trick.

(1)Carnage vs Horsemen (5)

Carnage had no answers for Horsemen

For F.Pace and Carnage, it seems no matter how hard they try, they just can't seem to compete with the Horsemen. The frustrating part was that they had a full roster to go head to head and it still didn't matter. And to top it all, the score was nowhere close to what was expected. The Horsemen were simply better in all areas of the game. Starting-from their offense where D.Greco led the charge with four points, and the defence that helped out M.Vinciguerra, who allowed all but one tally. It was just one of those nights that worked well for one team and not the other.

(0)UD Redz vs Left Wings(8)

Left Wings beat down UD Redz in landslide

J.Adamou had two goals and two assists early on, and the Left Wings had no issues defeating the UD Redz. The Left Wings superiority was so complete winning every frame with at least two goals while not conceding any thanks to B.Verducci securing the pipes. On their lone two occasions, T.Kyritsis and J.Adamou each scored with the man advantage. One thing's for sure, the standings do not at all reflect the Left Wings identity. When showing up with a full squad, N.Sotiropoulos knows that his troops will be able to compete for the big prize.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Archambault of the Mighty Drunks. Thanks to his scoring rampage of three goals and one assist, the Mighty Drunks were able to get the better of the Knights.

2019-03-04
4x4 Monday

Monday March 4

 G.Pisanelli in a league of his own

 Its not at all a stretch to say that G.Pisanelli was responsible for both LG HC wins on Monday night. Plain and simple, G.Pisanelli couldn't be stopped. The forward was on the court for every possible goal that his team scored. In the first game alone, Pisanelli bagged three markers all with the help of P.Doulis. In addition to their contributions, F.Baratta delivered in a big way as well allowing only one tally. The LG HC looked to be headed for a second straight win. After all, they led 2-0 and needed all but one frame to kill off. But for Les Immigrant, as its been their identity all season, a relentless effort will often pay dividends. The trailing side never gave up and got eventually rewarded with two straight goals-from A.Addante and A.Zeinalian. By that point, only a shootout was left to decide a potential winner. Unfortunately for Les Immigrant, G.Pisanelli was one of the shooters for the LG HC. The LG HC forward was the only player to score out of the six combined attempts. And for a second straight game, F.Baratta excelled between the pipes.

 (3)LG HC vs Les Immigrant(1)

 (2)Les Immigrant vs LG HC(3) S.O

 

Les Yables use one good period to split with Armadillos

 The Armadillos needed a full team effort to shut out a team like Les Yables. By completely neutralizing their offence, C.Stavriadis and the Armadillos enjoyed a 3-0 shutout victory to jump start the night. Two out of the three goals came-from G.Vouloumanos with the help of S.Kipopoulos. Les Yables must have said something in between games that flipped the script in the ensuing match. However, nothing was clear on where the contest was headed up until the final stretch. Both sides traded one goal apiece in the first period. Then, Les Yables figured out the Armadillos defence and erupted for three unanswered goals. Leading the charge was P.Corbin, who snapped a 1-1 tie. D.Marcotte and T.Charpentier went on to score as well as both players combined for five points. After giving up three in the opening game, J-F Simard was denied only once to earn the win in net.

(3)Armadillos vs Les Yables(0)

 (4)Les Yables vs Armadillos(1)

 

P.Piakopoulos avoids second straight shootout with late goal

 For how evenly matched the Dragons and Chic Choc were on Monday night, only a very late play in the second encounter favoured the Dragons. The first contest saw no winners as both sides settled for a 4-4 draw. Already with a goal each during the match, G.DeMarinis and S.Robineault made their breakaways count for the Dragons. The Chic Choc had no doubt that M.Ethier and J-R Lemay would do the same as both players often come through in the big moments. While things appeared to be headed for a second straight shootout, one late played proved to be the heartbreaker for the Chic Choc. P.Paikopoulos had already collected two assists before closing it out with only 30 seconds left on the clock. The Chic Choc felt disappointed for a couple of reasons. First off, they led 2-0 only to let the lead slip away, and by allowing a very late tally.

 (4)Dragons vs Chic Choc(4) S.O

 (3)Chic Choc vs Dragons(4)

 The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giancarlo Pisanelli of the LG HC. The highly skilled forward shined once again, this time having his hand involved in every goal that included a shootout winner.

Premier A, B, C

Monday March 4

 (7)Black Knights vs Punishers(2)

 Punishers fall victim to J.Gagne five point night

 The match up between the Black Knights and the Punishers got off to a pretty one sided start on Monday. Black Knights forward J.Gagne notched a hat trick as part of a five point performance, and W.Ozair keeps finding the back of the net posting his second by the end of the second period. The Punishers clearly weren't at their best. For well over two periods, they couldn't get any offence going. F.Gagnon kept getting in the way denying every shot up until the mid way point of the third period where the Punishers finally cracked the barrier. B.Vassilakis and J.Rochon were the only two players to solve Gagnon, who went on to face 16 shots in his debut with Black Knights to earn the win in net.

(3)United Armenians vs Capitals(4)

 Capitals rally with two late goals

The Capitals won a nail biter with a 4-3 victory over the United Armenians. The game was a drama filled, intense contest on Monday night that saw the Capitals score two late goals in the final minute to stun the United Armenians. P.Bibeau levelled the game right before M-A Bernier won it only seconds later. In what felt and seemed like a sure victory turned into a nightmare finish for the United Armenians. Both sides played through a scoreless first period. The second frame did belong to the United Armenians courtesy of three goals-from H.Jerjian, K.Kavan and Y.Derohannession. And while things appeared to be going in the right direction, 30 little seconds were all that was needed to kill off and secure the win. Instead, the Capitals made an incredible late push to steal the match-from their opponent.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Black Knights. Once again, the Black Knights forward made a huge impact, posting a hat trick as part of a five point performance.

Tuesday March 5

(4)GK vs River Rats(2) S.O

M.Fortin excels stopping two shootout attempts for GK

M.Fortin stopped 19 shots and two attempts in the shootout as the GK claimed a 4-2 victory over a familiar opponent. The River Rats grabbed two leads but couldn't build on them long enough as the GK responded both times to level. M.Dettore and J.Palmitano each tallied for the River Rats while P.DiGiacomo and A.Tan did the scoring for the GK. It came to no one's surprise that this game would go the distance. It's what came to be expected-from two evenly matched teams that understand each other's tendencies. And since a shootout was the only determining factor, the GK won the battle on this particular night. Already with a goal, P.DiGiacomo made his breakaway attempt count as did K.Kuczmarski, who seems to never miss in these situations.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M.Fortin of the GK.  Apart-from having a stellar match during three periods of hockey, M.Fortin enabled his club to collect the win after frustrating M.Martineau and M.Dettore in the shootout.

Thursday March 7

(4)Quebec Masters vs Band Aids (4)

Band Aids settle for tie with Quebec Master's on A.Palucci's late goal

The Quebec Masters looked like they were headed for a victory but the Band Aids had other ideas. Rescued by A.Palucci's late marker, neither team had the chance to celebrate a win on Thursday night. The start favoured the Quebec Masters building a 2-0 lead only to see it vanish for a moment early in the second period when B.Godfrey struck for a second time to put the Band Aids in front. Then, with the help of J.Correa's third and fourth assist, J-F Pilon was able to benefit twice to restore the lead for the Quebec Masters. That goal also came late in the game but couldn't hold up long enough. P.Farinelli had a strong night scoring twice as part of a four point performance for the Quebec Master's.

(4)GK Lite vs Bengals HC(2)

GK Lite kick start night with four straight goals

Throughout most of the match, the GK Lite played their usual poised and possession game that eventually led to a comfortable lead. Four different players had scored before the Bengals HC finally got to G.Raymond. By then, less than eight minutes remained for an improbable comeback. Chaudry did manage to cut the lead in half shortly after but that was as close as it got for the Bengals HC. The GK LIte got their winner-from Y.Medini, who benefited-from Mckenzi's second assist of the night. After facing 18 shots, G.Raymond captured the win over his counterpart S-H Shaikh.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Julio Correa of the Quebec Master's. Sometimes a player doesn't need to score to make a big difference. In all four of his clubs goals, Correa collect four primary assists to help capture a point to the standings.

2019-03-03
D Division

Sunday March 3

(3)Fatal Demons vs Icons(8)

C.Gingras hat trick propels Icons to 8-3 win

The games scoring got going early as A.Jalilvand notched the opening goal just 35 seconds in for the Fatal Demons. Unphased by the early deficit, the Icons rattled off five straight before the Fatal Demons got their second to fall behind 5-2 after two periods. It most likely wouldn't have mattered in the end but the Fatal Demons didn't help their cause allowing a shorthanded goal that snapped a 1-1 tie. The Icons were simply too hard to handle in this contest winning all three frames. P.Assadi bagged two in a row for some insurance, and C.Gingras was able to complete another one of many hat tricks in his ball hockey career to cap off the night.

(1)Butchers vs Shockers (3)

Power play goals lift Shockers over Butchers

The Butchers have put themselves in a position that they can't afford to make many mistakes. And apart from-playing a solid game, they couldn't address one are of their game, and that was the penalty kill. By visiting the penalty box a few times, the Shockers took advantage of the situation riffling two out of their three goals with the man advantage. C.O'Neil and his captain M.Blackman each scored power play goals to put the Shockers in the drives seat heading into the third period. Still, the game was-from over and the Butchers were in striking distance of levelling the contest. Unfortunately, the offense was very limited and nothing came to be for a team searching for answers.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Icons. The Icons forward registered a hat trick while recording five points to help lead his club past the Fatal Demons.

2019-03-01
Masters 35+ division

Friday March 1

(6)National vs Brewers (1)

Brewers held on for half the game, National eventually pulls away on six tallies

If the Brewers were to have a shot at beating National, they would need to come out strong while applying some sound defence. And for half the game they did exactly that keeping a high powered offense-from the score sheet. The only problem was that it only lasted half the game. Eventually things started to shift and National finally opened the flood gates with three goals just prior to the second period ending. The third frame was just a reflection of what happened earlier as three more tallies went in. S.Laplante had a masterful night scoring twice while setting up two teammates. The Brewers got their lone tally-from T.Fernando as the only player to figure out F.Lamarche.

(3)The Family vs HBHA(6)

J.Kontitsis leads by example striking 4 times

Some captains are vocal leaders and some lead by example on the surface. J.Kontitsis does both. The HBHA saw their captain in top form on Friday night thanks to an incredible four goal and one assist performance. J.Kontitsis jumped started the match with two straight tallies while closing it off in the same fashion. N.Kokovidis collected four assists, P.Karigiannis accumulated three points and F.Vigliotti faced 27 shots to earn the win in net. The Family know that they can keep relying on M.Sasso, who participated in all three goals that included two markers.

(4)The Pillows vs Killer Wolves(9)

Pillows out matched, J.Brunet riffles 4 for Killer Wolves

Despite having a full and complete roster, the Pillows couldn't match up with a superior hockey club. Only one period had gone by before this contest was put to rest. Up 5-1, the Killer Wolves did their work and simply controlled the game not needing to put much of an effort. J.Brunet picked his corners four times while D.Lafleur and E.Bastos each scored twice. What perhaps makes this result even more impressive is that the Killer Wolves had only two changes. However, the seven players dressed are all quality players which sometimes makes a team more dominant .Regardless the situation, the Pillows had no chances in this particular night.

(5)Devil Dawgz vs Excalibur (2)

Third period outburst lifts Devil Dawgz

The Devil Dawgz seem to be playing better when the game is on the line. In tonight's case versus the Excalibur, the men in blue erupted for three third period goals that included two very late in the game. P.Paikopoulos broke the tie with just over five minutes left. Then, with the help of N.Faria's third and fourth point of the match, the Devil Dawgz secured the win. Five different players found the back of the net. The Excalibur took the lead twice on goals-from S.Rodrigues and F.Pace before letting it slip away.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes John Kontitsis of the HBHA. The captain was definitely on top of his game. After scoring twice to set the tone, J.Kontitsis closed out the match by adding two more tallies as part of a five point performance.

2019-02-28
D Division

Thursday February 28

(3)Underdogs vs Smooth Sailors(5)

Captain J.Palmitano jolts Smooth Sailors with first period hat trick

J.Palmitano's hat trick just over twelve minutes into the game led an early barrage as the Smooth Sailors got the better of the Underdogs. To his help, J.Mandracchia assisted on all three goals while Mario Diaco was involved as well with a pair of helpers. Finding themselves playing-from behind, the Underdogs did continue to battle in hopes of bouncing back. The closest they got was when W.Abboud scored to trail 4-2 by the mid way point of the match. That narrow margin only lasted so long with L.Pennimpede regaining a three goal cushion only a minute later. The Smooth Sailors had no issues-from that point on to protecting their lead en route to a 5-3 victory.

(6)Job on Demand vs United Arms Jr(2)

S.Robineault and G.Pisanelli competing for goals

Scoring has never been an issue for S.Robineault and G.Pisanelli. And despite playing with barely two lines, both players feasted with hat tricks in their 6-2 win over the United Armenians. It can be argued that the Job on Demand played it smart on Thursday night. Knowing that they have the quality to finding the back of the net, they managed to bear down defensively as well making it very difficult for their opponents to score. This game was nearly perfect for the Job on Demand and Pedram Assadi up until the last 30 seconds when K.Kavan finally solved the net minder. What also makes this result impressive is that the Job on Demand has allowed three or less goals in their last two games.

(7)SBS Trashers vs Legends (1)

SBS Trashers refusing to lose

If there was potentially one game all season that the SBS Trashers may have dropped, this would have been it. They entered the contest without four to five key pieces against a team that's also been hot as of late. But when everything is rolling like a well oiled machine, nothing will stop you. The SBS Trashers used balanced scoring, determination and smart hockey to crush the Legends. Adding to that, R.Pampena is playing like a mobile wall between the pipes. Unless it's a grade A scoring chance, the net minder will surely stop any ball his direction. L.Folini and K.Hrivnak each had two goals while combining for seven points. As for the Legends, E.Capalbo was the only player to figure out R.Pampena.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Giancarlo Pisanelli of the Job on Demand. Even with only a couple of change ups, the highly skilled forward went full throttle participating in all six goals that included a hat trick.

2019-02-27
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday February 27

(4)Knights vs Buckshot's(5) O.T

P.Legatos scores twice including OT winner to sink Knights

P.Legatos's big game helped the Buckshot's edge out the Knights in extra time. His two goals couldn't have come at a better moment. With the Buckshot's trailing 3-2 early in the second period, Legatos wasted no time for a quick response. The Buckshot's were hoping to run out the clock being up 4-3 with less than four minutes remaining but couldn't close it out due to S.Ruggiero's hot hand. The Knights forward had another one of his trademark performances posting three out of his clubs four goals. Unfortunately, they just couldn't fuel off it long enough as P.Legatos seized the moment in overtime.

(4)UD Redz vs Bramabulls(6)

Bramabulls nearly done up until late rally

For much of the contest, this was the template the UD Arez had been searching for. Then, the final three minutes arrived. Instead of celebrating a hard fought match against a team like the Bramabulls, the UD Redz were left to stew over a swift series of events that saw two points vanish into thin air. The late comeback was led by Y.Derohannessian, who evened the score and J.DeSua following up only a minute later to put the Bramabulls in front for good. That was DeSua's second goal of the match. As much as this result may sting the UD Redz, plenty of good will be taken-from it. And that is they know they can compete with the Bramabulls. R.Abdulahad and his captain J.Constantin did all of the scoring as both players each struck twice in the loss.

(8)Fat Cats vs Left Wings(3)

Fat Cats big guns load up in rout of Left Wings

Joe Scalia and A.Gentile caused plenty of fits for the Left Wings on Wednesday night. In the second period alone, both players combined for six points with Scalia finding the back of the net on three occasions. Till that point, the Left Wings appeared to have control of the match up 1-0. Clearly, things turned for the worse as they had to battle-from a three goal deficit entering the final fifteen minutes of play. By then, there was no way that the Fat Cats were letting go of the gas pedal. Both sides traded one goal each before K.Hrivnak scored in an empty cage twice to earn a hat trick.

(6)Carnage vs Fat Roy(4)

Carnage oust Fat Roy in third period surge

With the offense finally getting to work, Carnage overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second period before winning the final lap to edge out Fat Roy. Many players stepped up as five different scorers took turns finding the back of the net. G.Gammieri was the first to get the ball rolling for Carnage while setting up T.Ruvo and P.Stroubakis, who netted his second in an empty cage. Even though Fat Roy played a solid first period, they just couldn't contain an immense pressure set forth by Carnage. J.Pantelis did more than his share in the loss scoring once while setting up A.Kefalinos and C.Zafiropoulos.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Scalia of the Fat Cats. In only one period, the Fat Cats sniper did more than his share bagging three goals that helped provide a 5-2 lead heading into the third period.

Thursday February 28

(5)Mighty Drunks vs Scorpions (3)

Mighty Drunks build big lead in 5-1 rout of Scorpions

It was close while it lasted up until the second period when the Mighty Drunks distanced themselves with two unanswered goals. V.Mancini scored two consecutive tallies before setting up Y.Dube and J-P Bertrand to collect four points. There wasn't much happening for the Scorpions throughout most of the night except for the final moments where they strung two power play markers. M.Cimenelli buried his second with the man advantage for the Scorpions. Another area that the Mighty Drunks are grateful for is their goaltending .O.Caillet remained calm and kept the game out of reach by making the necessary saves.

2019-02-25
4 vs 4 Division

Monday February 25

M.Trivisonno shines with back to back shutouts

M.Trivisonno delivered a brilliant goaltending performance, and A.Zarzour wasn't going to let the latest masterpiece go for naught. Zarzour scored with under a minute left, Trivisonno stopped all 15 shots his way, and the Yellow T-Shirts earned a hard fought win to jump start their night. But that was just the first part of the story for the Yellow T-Shirts, who managed to duplicate their efforts in the ensuing match. M.Trivissono's excellence remained in display as the net minder was on a mission to steal the show. And after facing another 13 shots, the mission was accomplished. To his help, N.Gilbert helped set up three different teammates that included the winner-from J.Vinet. The Yellow T-Shirts, despite winning both games didn't have an easy night at all. F.Peolquin was also stellar in net for the Chic Choc making plenty of high quality saves. Most of the goals that beat him came in close giving him almost no chance to stop the ball.

(0)Chic Choc vs Yellow T-Shirts(1)

(4)Yellow T-Shirts vs Chic Choc(0)

Immigrant roll over Tocas with ease

The word embarrassing can be one way to look at it for the Tocas, but Les Immigrant might have a different take on what transpired on Monday night.  By applying a gutsy nonstop effort, Les Immigrant expected nothing less for the two results that they achieved. Both games were barely close with the Tocas scoring only three times. Les Immigrant are starting to show they are headed in the right direction. After all, they managed to score five goals in both games while getting exceptional goaltending-from R.Ricaurte. A.Addante led the way once more collecting a total of three goals. And although he didn't score, M.Haber made an immediate impact by setting up four markers.

(5)Les Immigrant vs Tocas(2)

(1)Tocas vs Les Immigrant (5)

Les Yables almost perfect except of 5 seconds

Following up on the momentum generated by their 4-1 win, Les Yables looked to close out two clean victories up until a late tally decided otherwise. The Communists scored with only 5 seconds left in the second game to even the score and eventually take it in the shootout. The opening contest was extremely close as three late goals ultimately put Les Yables in the driver's seat. D.Marcotte was the catalyst behind the win striking twice while setting up F.Lacasse. Similar to the previous contest, the next encounter was tight knitted throughout the entire time. P.Corbin bagged both goals for Les Yables that saw his second come with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game. Normally that would be enough for a team like Les Yables to close out the clock but it just wasn't the case thanks to S-A.Longo's very late marker. That tally forced a shootout where the Communists prevailed with goals -from V.Picard and J.Argyropoulos. Out of their three attempts, L.Verdun was the only player to solve M.Melo, who was stellar to help collect a pair of points for the Communists.

(1)Communists vs Les Yables(4)

(3)Les Yables vs Communists (4) S.O

P.Lapointe and K.Koutsogiannopoulos have Armadillos flying high

On a night when you just don't know who will elevate their game, P.Lapointe and K.Koutsogiannopoulos were spectacular for the Armadillos. Both players splashed some magic on Monday night with P.Lapointe leading the way in the first encounter on three goals. Then, K.Koutsogiannopous proved to his teammate that he also can spark offense despite playing as a defenseman. Having that kind of a slap shot is a deadly weapon and K.Koutsogiannopoulos wasn't afraid to use it resulting in four tallies. Overall, it just wasn't a good night for the Punishers. There only positive came in the first period of the opening game where they led 2-1. Apart-from that, there wasn't much to show for as the Armadillos took over with authority. C.Stavriadis was his usual self denying decent scoring chances allowing only a total of three goals in two games.

(2)Punisher's vs Armadillos (4)

(6)Armadillo's vs Punishers (1)

S.Robineault rebounds Dragons to split with LG HC

In regards to the opening game, the Dragons weren't at their best. But this game was more about how well the LG HC played than how poorly the Dragons performed. It came to be expected that players such as G.Pisanelli, E.Girouard and S.Govas will find a way to ink their name onto the score sheet. All three players each scored twice en route to a convincing 7-3 win. After taking notes on what just happened coupled with the fact that the Dragons weren't too pleased, P.Assadi and his troops were able to shrug off the dismal loss. The Dragons adjusted a few things here and there to better themselves in the ensuing match. They kept it closer and worked hard knowing that they have a deeper bench. Adding to all that, S.Robineault was absolutely on fire. The veteran forward not only riffled a hat trick but potted his winner with only 19 seconds left on the clock. Tonight's contest had a memorable moment between E.Girouard of LG HC and S.Robineault of the Dragons. Throughout their entire ball hockey careers, both players have been line mates for many years and for many teams combining for at least 50 championships together and a ton of scoring titles. Tonight's game featured the first time that both players played one another. Incredibly enough,they have yet to slow down and seem to be just as good now as they were in their prime. Both players combined for six goals and a pair of assists and continue to be a prevalent piece to the puzzle.

(7)LG HC vs Dragons (3)

(5)Dragons vs LG HC(4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Trivisonno of the Yellow -Shirts. The net minder had a busy and difficult task on Monday night. His impressive performance led to back to back shutouts against a Chic Choc team that have no issues finding the back of the net.

Premier division

Monday February 25

(2)Black Knights vs River Rats (3)

Captain Mike Richards comes through in the clutch again

For a second straight game, Mike Richards made his goals count for the River Rats. The captain led his club to a close 3-2 victory over the Black Knights after snapping a late 2-2 tie. Despite trailing on two occasions, the Black Knights pushed back twice getting equalisers-from W.Ozair and D.Duhamel. It was just unfortunate that they couldn't keep the game idle long enough. Only a minute and change had gone by before Richards came through for the River Rats. By then, there was no way that they going to let that lead slip away, especially with only three minutes remaining in the game.  The new addition of J.Palmitano proved to be a good investment for the River Rats as the young sniper got the ball rolling only 35 seconds into the contest. W.Ozair did eventually tie it just prior to the frame. That was the Black Knights forward first of two points on the night. This type of result came to be expected-from two teams that hate to lose and that are extremely competitive. With goaltending also being a major factor, M.Gauvreau made that one extra save over C.Confuorti to earn the win in net.

Tuesday February 26

(5)United Armenians vs AREZ(4)

United Armenians hang on after wild third period

K.Kavan scored twice during a wild third period, and the United Armenians were able to fend off the AREZ in a close 5-4 victory. Both goals couldn't have come at a better time with the game tied 2-2 after two periods. To his help, Y.Derohannessian and G.Jerjian assisted on both tallies as the clicking trio combined for nine points. Perhaps the most important marker came later in the frame when A.Melkonian notched the United Armenians fifth goal of the game. That tally proved to be vital as it held for the winner. The AREZ, despite dropping the contest, had some good looks on their power play. F.Nasser and M.Kaboushi each scored with the man advantage.

(5)Bengals vs AREZ(3)

W.Ozair leads the charge with 4 points over the AREZ

As soon as W.Ozair scored shorthanded to tie the game, the Bengals felt good about their chances moving forward despite plenty of time left over. That was just the beginning for the Bengals top gun, who made a mess creating plenty of chances that resulted in a two goal and two assist performance. By no means was this contest a cake walk. The AREZ kept hanging around and eventually evened the score courtesy of A.Haddad with only six minutes remaining. Unfortunately, they once again fell behind when R.Modi struck for his second of the match. In attempts to battle back and even the score after pulling their net minder, the gamble didn't pay off as J.Morina secured the win by feeding a yawning cage.

(8)GK vs Capitals (2)

GK crush Capitals early with first period onslaught

By starting the way they did, the Capitals gave themselves absolutely no chance to compete with GK. The game was arguably put to rest when the period ended. Good teams like the GK can't be put in a situation when playing with a five goal cushion. The Capitals knew this and paid the price early making the rest of the match unpleasant. They did keep it respectable-from that point on but nowhere close for sparking any sort of magical comeback. M.David led the goals department by riffling a hat trick, and M.Fortin was solid allowing a good offense like the Capitals to only two goals on 20 shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Richards. The captain seems to have a nose for the net. After scoring both goals along with a shootout marker only a week ago versus the Bengals, M.Richrads wouldn't be denied bagging the winner late in the game.

2019-02-24
D Division

Sunday February 24

(9)Icons vs Shockers (5)

E.Girouard hits target four times for Icons

E.Girouard almost single-handedly carried the Icons on Sunday night. The sniper went on an absolute tear racking up four goals and an assist on J.Velenosi's goal to get the scoring started. The Shockers held their own for a while but were completely invisible by the second period. They gave up four goals during that span and were never able to recover. T.Salberg kept it close posting three straight tallies for the Shockers before things spiralled into one direction.

(2)Fatal Demons vs Slayers (10)

Dominant Slayers keep the pedal to the medal versus Fatal Demons

After scoring twice late in the first period, the Slayers added two quick goals in the second period, and the Fatal Demons knew that their chances were slim. The problem was that the Slayers weren't done yet finishing the frame strong with four total goals to carry a substantial 6-1 lead heading into the final stretch. Even with a solid line up consisting of many good players, two in particular did most of the scoring. J.Desmarais opened and closed the madness collecting four goals while C.Chirola was just behind him earning a hat trick.

(7)Lynx vs Butchers (4)

Lynx captain J.Lang has a nose for the net, sparks 3 in a row

There was no shortage of quality scoring chances for the Lynx, and with that, seven goals went in. It's always nice when the leader of your team takes charge. In tonight's case, J.Lang made his boys proud as he has many times before leading an offensive attack in a very short span. If you don't count his two assists for good measure, Lang shifted the game in six minutes alone where he struck three consecutive times. The contest was deadlocked 2-2 before the barrage of goals began. Till that point, the Butchers were playing decent but quickly found themselves chasing the game unable to bounce back.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremy Lang of the Lynx. There was no question that the Lynx captain had a major impact in the win versus the Butchers. The sniper struck three straight times in only six minutes while setting up two teammates.

2019-02-22
Masters 35+ division

Friday February 22

(6)Brewer's vs Excalibur (4)

Brewers cut momentum to regain control

The Brewers jumped out to great start on Friday night with three unanswered goals. R.Hagen opened the game after being set up by A.Lanni and C.Pirone ,and T.Adamacopoulos along with A.Lanni each scored just prior to the first period ending. For nearly two full periods, the Excalibur had nothing going for them unable to solve G.Platanitis. But with a chance to get on board due to a power opportunity, A.DiPerna was able to end the drought. That tally triggered something that saw V.Mancini and S.Ruggiero score early in the third period to level the game at three goals apiece. It looked like momentum was going to carry the Excalibur throughout most of the frame but it wasn't the case at all as the Brewers regained control of the match on three straight markers. T.Adamacopoulos used his second to snap the tie, and the Brewers never looked back adding two more insurance markers-from M.Cohen and T.Michalidis.

(4)Devil Dawgz vs The Pillows(5)

Pillows hang on to nail biter

Digging yourself in a 4-1 hole after two periods is certainly not a good recipe for winning games. The Devil Dawgz knew they needed to start on time to at least keep the game closer in order o have a chance to win on Friday night. And despite being out of it, they nearly pulled the rug from-under the Pillows feet for how ell they played in the last stretch. With the help of P.Paikopoulos's hat trick, the Devil Dawgz had just over two minutes to try and tie the game. By that point, the Pillows felt like they were hanging on for dear life, and if not for R.Ricaurte in net, this game would have slipped away. Luckily enough they played well overall for two periods which was just enough to bank points to the standings. Five different players scored that included the winner-from N.Mucci, who used a high blistering slap shot to solve the net minder.

(5)National vs The Family (1)

The Family force National to keep it in full gear

Just when it looked like the National would pull away, this contest remained close, at least for most of the game. Up 3-1 after one period, National was looking to widen their lead but couldn't seem to break G.Maragno and the Family's defence. The only unfortunate part for the Family was that they had the same problem-from their end, which was the inability to beat F.Lamarche. Now, when goaltending is that sharp, trailing from-behind only makes it that much harder. The Family realised this and kept getting frustrated to try and at least pull within one. For well over a period and a half, neither side was able to score. Then, with half a period remaining, F.Metellus finally scored convincing both sides that this game was over. The win came with scoring efforts-from five different players. And despite not finding the back of the net, M.Pinheiro was in a giving mood setting up four teammates.

(7)Killer Wolves vs HBHA(2)

HBHA fail to take advantage of depleted line up

They won't be losing many games this season but this would have been perhaps one that the Killer Wolves would have dropped. After all, they only had two subs versus a decent HBHA squad. But when smart teams apply a simple formula, anything is possible. The Killer Wolves didn't waste energy for nothing while simply waiting for break out chances to get the scoring done. Adding to that, the net minder was absolutely brilliant keeping the HBHA to only two goals. V.Lamrache may have been the ultimate reason why this game spiralled into only one direction. The forward looked like he had a battery pack attached on him where he played the entire game without gasping for air. His speed and relentless endurance rewarded him with two goals and three assists. The Killer Wolves also had Jeremi Brunet cause havoc as the d-man strung three straight markers to put the game out of reach.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Mucci of the Pillows. Quiet but effective, the Pillows d-man made two big offensive plays that included a late winner on a high blistering slap shot.

2019-02-21
D Division

Thursday February 21

(2)Smooth Sailors vs SBS Trashers(6)

SBS Trashers lethal power play dooms Sailors

They already have a high skill set in players such as Joe Scalia and F.Gentile. Clearly the SBS Trashers don't need another team's charity when it comes to scoring goals and winning hockey games .But the Smooth Sailors obliged anyway and the SBS Trashers certainly didn't refuse the gratuity as they were awarded five power play opportunities on their way to a 6-2 victory. Four out of their six goals came with the man advantage. Joe Scalia used his scoring touch to riffle a pair while setting up two teammates. F.Gentile and P.Hodhod collected three points each and R.Pampena keeps on delivering between the pipes allowing only two goals against a high powered offense. This contest was extremely close up until the third period hit where the Trashers pulled away with three unanswered goals.

(3)Underdogs vs Job on Demand (5)

Job on Demand recover after slow start

Flipping the script after an ugly start, the Job on Demand overcame a 3-1 deficit to top the Underdogs. Whatever was said in between the first and second period got the Job on Demand back on track. Actually,to the point where the Underdogs didn't see it coming. Most of the downfall occurred in the last fifteen minutes of play. J.Rochon scored an early third period goal to tie it at three. Then, five minutes later, S.Robineault put his club in front with a goal that ultimately stuck for the winner. For a rare time, the Job on Demand played a solid defensive game allowing only three goals.

(3)United Arms Jr vs Legends(5)

Legends settling into a groove making it 3 in a row

By applying a simple brand of hockey, the Legends are getting rewarded. Almost nobody will consider them a contender after six games in, but the overall recent results are tough to ignore. The only area they failed to overcome was the penalty kill. Perhaps that had to do with how well the United Arms Jr move the ball. Y.Derohannessian made no mistake ripping a beautiful one timer while G.Jerjian came through to split the defence and beat R.Ranieri in close. On the flip side of the court, the Legends were solid five on five getting goals-from five different players. J.DeSua snapped a third period 3-3 tie for the winner. After facing 22 shots, R.Ranieri was stellar to earn the win in net.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Scalia of the SBS Trashers. From-one play to another, the slick forward was definitely on top of his game accumulating two goals and two assists in a 6-2 win over the Smooth Sailors.

2019-02-20
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday February 20

(6)Mighty Drunks vs Buckshots(4)

Mighty Drunks score 5 third period goals, comeback to beat Buckshots

Exploding for five third period goals has fuelled confidence for the Mighty Drunks that's it's never over till it's over. What made the onslaught particularly special was that it came as part of a come-from behind victory. Throughout most of the match, the Buckshots had control being up 3-1 after two periods. Then, and for whatever reason, things went-from good to sour. The Mighty Drunks relied on nobody but themselves as five different players took turns finding the back of the net. Y.Dube did however get his club on board early in the game and perhaps was their most offensive player scoring twice while setting up M-A Desrosiers and M.Beaudry.  The Buckshots did have one thing working all night and that was M.Thakaa, who was stellar posting three out of his clubs four goals.

(7)Fat Cats vs UD Redz(8) O.T

A.Sayed ends wild game between UD Redz and Fat Cats

The goals kept coming as the net minders were stuck fishing balls out of their net wondering how things got out of hand. Sometimes they have no choice but to condition themselves that the outcome will end in a barn burner. As long as neither team builds enough of a cushion, than its fine knowing that they can at least earn a victory. Even with both sides scoring seven goals, it still wasn't enough to declare a winner. F.Gentile hoped that his late third period goal to tie the game would spark some momentum into overtime. Unfortunately for the Fat Cats, it was A.Sayed getting the last word. The sniper opened and closed the scoring for his club sharing a two goal performance with J.Hassan. The Fat Cats saw their scoring concentrated on two particular players only. S.Hrivnak led the way collecting five points while F.Gentile followed up with one goal and three assists.

(5)Left Wings vs Bramabulls(6)

Left Wings come back falls short in loss to Bramabulls

The Left Wings didn't come out on top Wednesday, but it certainly wasn't due to a lack of guts. After facing a 4-1 deficit, the Left Wings fought back to even the score. Still, the Bramabulls found a way to regain the lead figuring it may have been good enough. Clearly it wasn't the case as D.Provost used his third point of the frame to tie the game once more. Unfortunately for the Left Wings, the Bramabulls didn't succumb to their rally thanks to A.Moffa's immediate response. That goal left just under two minutes of playing time which felt like an eternity for the Bramabulls considering how the game trended in the third period. They did manage to hold up in the end, and were glad to earn the win after dictating much of the pace. M.Maggiore and A.Moffa helped secure the victory bagging two goals each. As for the Left Wings, D.Provost was an absolute force accumulating two goals and a pair of assists.

(4)Horsemen vs Scorpions (5) O.T

Scorpions give up 2 late goals but salvage win in overtime

The Horsemen showed their will to force overtime against the Scorpions but were upended in the sudden death frame. This contest had two sides to the story. In the first half of the contest, it looked like neither team was able to get on board. It took up until the 8:34 minute mark of the second period for K.Rose of the Scorpions to finally break the ice. That goal was the first of nine that went in including a frantic finish where both teams traded two each in the final five minutes. Even though the Scorpions pulled it off in the end, the win will leave a small bitter taste after giving up two goals in the last 90 seconds. The win came courtesy of A.Clark, who despite being quiet on the score sheet, notched his clubs biggest marker of the night. M.Gil did have more of an overall impact participating in all five goals. The Horsemen got two goals each-from their captain V.Pandza and T.Zermalias.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michael Gil of the Scorpions. Out of his clubs five goals, M.Gil had his hand in all of them finishing with an impressive two goals and three assists.

Thursday February 21

(2)Fat Roy vs Knights(9)

Knights run up the score in rout of Fat Roy

The Knights superiority was so complete that a third period wasn't even necessary. Fat Roy didn't help their cause either without key components missing-from their line up. By rolling the bench the way they did, the Knights simply out worked and outplayed their opponent. J.DeSua notched the winner while closing out the game with the last goal. S.Ruggiero scored back to back tallies with the help of Y.St-Georges, who finished his night with four points. The only two players to solve S.Sauk came-from the blades of A.Kefalinos and by the captain C.Zafiropoulos.

2019-02-19
Premier A B C

Monday February 18

(4)Quebec Masters vs United Armenians (2)

Captain Joey D`Amico leads Quebec Masters to comeback victory`

Throughout most of the first period, the Quebec Masters looked all but dead in the water. They trailed 2-0 and couldn't seem to get anything going. J.D`Amico sliced the deficit by one and all of a sudden the bench felt a surge of life with plenty of hockey left over. It took some time but the equaliser eventually came courtesy of R.Morne. By that point, both sides had a whole period remaining to put everything on the line. The problem for the United Armenians was that they were stuck taking a trip to the penalty box that gave more than enough time for the Quebec Masters to do damage. And within a few moments, the opportunity was seized once more by the very same player. J.D'Amico made his shot count for a second time on the man advantage that finally put his club ahead for good. M.Wolfe followed up with an insurance marker, and C.Farion took care of the rest shutting the door shut. Despite the loss, the United Armenians can always seem to rely on the Jerjian brothers as Hovig and Garo continue to impress collecting two points each.

Tuesday February 19

(2)Capitals vs Punishers (4)

Punishers ride 4 second period goals past Capitals

Despite losing the first and third period, the Punishers needed all but one frame to take care of the Capitals on Tuesday night. Not needing to rely on anyone in particular, scoring efforts came-from four different players. C.Gingras snapped a 1-1 tie, but it was T.Bozinakis's marker minutes later that held up for the winner. This game was another example that the Capitals will need to address a specific issue. And while they have the talent, the body count hasn't been there. There two lines versus the Punishers three lines was perhaps the reason why they couldn't keep up.

(6)Black Knights vs GK(5)

Black Knights survive late scare-from GK comeback

It started out ok as the Black Knights led 2-1 after one period on goals-from W.Ozair and J.Gagne. They then upped that lead in the second frame where they over powered the GK with four goals. However, the third period was a complete melt down allowing the GK to storm back and make a game of it. It seems no matter how well you can play for a long period of time, it just doesn't matter when going up against GK. Fortunately the Black Knights built enough of a cushion to get the slight edge in the end en route to a 6-5 victory. D.Desmarais got credited the winner while J.Gagne and W.Ozair each had three points. As for GK, it came to no one's surprise that K.Kuczmarski was once again a force bagging two goals and a pair of helpers.

(3)Bengals HC vs River Rats(3) S.O

River Rats rally to settle for draw with Bengals HC

The River Rats knew it was only a matter of time until their relentless offense would eventually break through and overcome a two goal deficit. When M.Richards scored on feeds-from J.Lulic and M.Argiris to cut the lead in half, the same trio was not to be denied for a second time. M.Richrads scored both goals and the River Rats had plenty of time to ride their momentum throughout the third period. But the Bengals weren't impressed as they simply returned to basics keeping the game idle until they seized some chances. However, with both sides unable to solve the net minders, a shootout was the only resort for a potential winner. And even at that, neither side was able to prevail despite trading a goal each in the breakaways. The River Rats sent their captain M.Richards, who once again got the better of S.Hasan. As for the Bengals, HC S.Mian was the only player to solve M.Gauvreau. The Bengals HC got their goal scoring done-from S.Ahmed and R.Modi with the games first two goals of the match.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey D'Amico of the Quebec Masters. The captain picked his moment twice with big goals to lead his club past the United Armenians.

2019-02-18
4 vs 4 Division

Monday February 18

Yellow T-Shirts couldn't keep up in second game with Tocas

After barely taking the opening game on a late goal, the Yellow T-Shirts hoped to carry some good fortune into the second match. However, it was the Tocas that put the game in a higher gear en route to a 3-2 victory. The Yellow T-Shirts looked to be a step slower which had them chasing much of the game. By simply outworking their opponent, the Tocas always led and got goals-from R.Ranieri, S.Fabrici and T.Daigneault. What also didn't help the Yellow T-Shirt was how well F.Koch held the fort in net. The net minder allowed only three goals but could have easily let in more if not for some exceptional saves.

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

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

Punishers and Yables settle for identical scores

Its one thing to defeat Les Yables on any given night but it's another to do twice in a row. The Punishers had the opportunity for the sweep but quickly realised how difficult it was against a team that just won't quit. Despite being up 1-0 after one period, the Punishers fell off a cliff in a nose dive formation as they just couldn't keep up with a quicker side. Les Yables scored three quick goals and could have had more if not for N.Mackeen. T.Charpentier collected three points in both games while J-F Simard responded with a solid performance stopping 15 of 16 shots.

(1)Les Yables vs Punishers (3)

(1)Punishers vs Les Yables(3)

G.Bouchard keeps delivering for the Armadillos

Once again, G.Bouchard took the driver's seat for the Armadillos. The offensive defensemen took the role of gifted goal scorer striking three times in the opening game while collecting a pair of points in the ensuing match. The Armadillos appeared to be en route for two clean wins up until a late tally-from the Communists forced a shootout. P.Provost was the one who scored with only a minute after receiving a perfect pass-from D.Provost, who participated on all three goals for the Communists. Then, with three players on each side demonstrating their skills in the shootout, D.Provost came through once more for the Communists as did P.Lapointe for the Armadillos.

(2)Communist's vs Armadillos (5)

(4)Armadillos vs Communists (4) S.O

J-R Lemay gets his way versus the LG HC

When one player has the ability to score seven total goals is because of two reasons. First off, it's because he`s really good, and second being that the opposition doesn't seem to know how much of a threat he is. For the LG HC, they just went about playing their game, and in doing so they never had the chance to recognise the one constant danger-from the Chic Choc. J-R Lemay displayed a hockey clinic that resulted in four goals in the first game while collecting a hat trick by the second match. The only positive that the LG HC will take-from this night was their fourth period. After finding themselves behind 4-1, A.Stamiris decided to take matters into his own hands. The quarterback d-man participated in all four goals that included a hat trick to help force a shootout. And even though the LG HC lost an extra shooter due to a penalty, they still managed to pull it off. G.Pisanelli got their lone goal while F.Baratta denied all three attempts-from the Chic Choc.

(3)LG HC vs Chic Choc(7)

(4)Chic Choc vs LG HC(5) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-R Lemay of the Chic Choc. The crafty heads up forward was an absolute thorn for the LG HC collecting an impressive seven goals in two games.

Tuesday February 19

Les Immigrant catches Dragons off guard to earn a point

The way the first game went, the Dragons felt the second one would be as expected and that was to grab another convincing victory. After all, they did score three times while P.Assadi had all but 13 shots to save and earn a shutout. Sometimes being over confident can come to bite you. But that's not to take credit away-from Les Immigrant, who keep on being a thorn for no matter who they compete against. The second contest forced the Dragons to play a full out game where they had to settle for a 3-3 tie. A.Addante finally got to Assadi with two big goals for Les Immigrant while A.Zeinalian notched the other.

(0)Les Immigrant vs Dragons(3)

(3)Dragons vs Les Immigrant(3) S.O

2019-02-17
D Division

Sunday February 17

(6)Fatal Demons vs Butchers (4) S.O

Fatal Demons win despite squandering 3 goal lead

The Butchers survived a long list of early mistakes to rally and force overtime. The Fatal Demons overcame a horrible third period and pulled out the win thanks to a pair of shootout goals- from A.Zarzour and M.Chenier. If the Butchers plan on extending their season this will be one game they will look back to. Even though they owned the third period with three unanswered goals a loss is still a loss. The Fatal Demons, although hoped for better won't mind taking the extra points, especially versus a team that is just under them. Four different players chipped in with goals that saw J.Bolanakis set up three teammates including the winner-from the captain P.Santullo.

(5)Shockers vs Lynx(4) O.T

T.Debonis wins its in overtime after Shockers third period rally

T.Debonis's magic touch has the Shockers back in the right direction. The Shockers forward scored once in the third period, and in overtime to help mount a third period comeback for the win. The Lynx appeared to have everything under control needing only fifteen minutes of the same hockey to close out the game. After giving up three straight, they did manage to even the score on a late tally-from J.Labadie. Both sides knew-from that point on that anything could happen. Unfortunately for the Lynx, it just didn't go their way. As much as T.Debonis was significant for the outcome, the Shockers got some high end production- from T.Salberg and M.Blackman as both players combined for six points.

(4)Icons vs Slayers(2)

E.Girouard comes through late for the Icons

E.Girouard is familiar with scoring a ton of goals but his late marker will stand out a little more as it decided the game between the Icons and the undefeated Slayers. Both teams are very identical carrying very deep rosters with plenty of fire power to go around. Knowing that it was going to be a difficult challenge, neither side wanted to make any drastic mistakes. The contest was so close that only Girouard's late marker made the difference. C.Stavriadis and C.Confuorti were heavily relied on and did not disappoint keeping the game very close between the pipes. The Icons got two of their goals-from M.Lastoria to tie the game on two occasions. As for the Slayers, A.Moffa and M.Dettorre were the only two players to get the better of Stavriadis.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyler Debonis of the Shockers. Already with a third period goal, the Shockers forward did it one better by ending it in overtime.

2019-02-15
Masters 35+ division

Friday February 15

(6)Brewers vs HBHA(9)

HBHA hold on in high scoring affair with the Brewers

The HBHA prevailed in a high scoring affair to outlast the Brewers 9-6 on Friday night. Offenses were definitely potent in this contest which left the two goaltenders paying the price. By the time each frame ended, the HBHA would find themselves in front winning every frame by only a goal. P.Doulis, S.Kalaydjian and N.Kokovidis each scored in the third period to balance the scoring with two goals apiece. As for the Brewers, T.Fernando and T.Adamacopoulos did their part with a pair each.

(5)Excalibur vs Killer Wolves(9)

Killer Wolves not waiting around with 6 first period goals

Most teams would be satisfied with six goals a game never mind one period. The Killer Wolves went on a scoring onslaught during that span to grab immediate control of the match. And while that may have discouraged their opponent, the Excalibur weren't going down without a fight. Even though it was only by a slight 3-2 score, the Excalibur won the second frame to limit the damage. Unfortunately, the hole was already dug way to deep-from that point and the Killer Wolves simply worked the clock to their advantage. J.Brunet is and will continue to be an absolute force with his wicked shot that resulted in four tallies. O.Valiquette is no stranger to goals as well as the sniper collected a hat trick as part of a seven point night.

(2)The Pillows vs National(5)

National step ahead by third period

Playing two very good periods just isn't good enough against a team like National. The Pillows played well enough standing their ground but simply ran out of steam versus a quicker and better conditioned team. By the time they entered the final frame, National were often first on the ball which makes them extremely dangerous for how well they use one another. M.Pinheiro single handily took care of his team's offense. The captain set up C.Dagenais twice before striking for three straight goals that included a nifty move on the power play. Between C.Dageanis , M.Pinheiro, S.Laplante and O.Meilleur, National got a total of 13 points-from the four players.

(4)Devil Dawgz vs The Family(3)

Devil Dawgz use three third period goals to rally past Family

The Family were unable to maintain a 3-1 lead with half a period remaining. All that work that got them to that point turned sour when the Devil Dawgz woke up-from the dead posting three straight. The comeback was led by J.Melo, N.Pacheco and J.Constantin, who put the final staple to the match. Two out of their four goals came with the man advantage. With points hard to come by, the Family will need to regroup and focus on what's ahead after a disappointing let down. J.Iacampo did his part scoring two goals in the loss while S.Cavallaro bagged the other along with an assist.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. In a close 5-2 win versus the Pillows, M.Pinheiro was unstoppable striking three times while setting up his clubs first two goals.

2019-02-14
D Division

Thursday February 14

(6)SBS Trashers vs Underdogs(4)

SBS Trashers hot streak continues with 6-4 win over Underdogs

Any worries about the SBS Trashers missing out in the playoffs is nothing more than a distant memory. The SBS Trashers scored early and thoroughly dominated the Underdogs up until A.Farina made it 4-0.Then, things started to shift and the Underdogs fought back with three straight just prior to the second period ending. In hopes of riding the momentum, the next goal unfortunately went the other way for the Underdogs with F.Gentile and Joe Scalia clicking for a third time. Both players showed clearly they had the Underdogs number in this particular game as they made plenty of cute plays that resulted in half of their teams goals. This contest hits the mid way point of the season for the SBS Trashers, who have yet to drop a game. It was only a few weeks ago that they failed to make the playoffs. Perhaps a change of attitude set them back on the right track.

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

Captain J.Palmitano rescues Smooth Sailors on huge third period

In a game where penalties seem to come every minute, the Smooth Sailors barely edged out the United Arms Jr. The game looked to be one sided with the Smooth Sailors building a 3-0 lead. However their lack of discipline nearly costed them the match as the United Arms Jr did much of their scoring on the power play. Part of the comeback was led by K.Kavan and M.Yeramian as both players each scored twice. After tying it up in the final frame, the Smooth Sailors captain came to rescue his club. J.Palmitano also benefited with the man advantage fairly late in the game for his second of the period. M.Testolina set up Palmitano both times while opening the scoring early in the first period.

(9)Legends vs Job on Demand (4)

Legends playing it smart to making it two in a row

Even if it's only two straight games, the Legends are very satisfied with their performance of late. From-rolling three lines, to bearing down defensively while getting exceptional goaltending, teams will have a difficult time with the veteran hockey team. The Job on Demand realised this as they barely had any room-from the slot area. Most of their goals came-from the centre, through a screen of players where S.Morante simply couldn't see the ball. However, the same couldn't be said for the Legends as they took advantage of a player in net. And even though S.Fraga let in nine, most of them came in the latter part of the match. This contest was way closer than what the score indicates. S.Koulieris ,E.Capalbo and M.Chenier all had two goals each while the rest of the line up saw most of their players chip away with at least a point.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Smooth Sailors. The captain is no stranger to the big goals. His two third period markers including the winner ultimately made the difference in a dreaded 4-4 tie.

2019-02-13
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday February 13

(3)Knights vs Scorpions (7)

Knights get hat trick-from new addition S.Ruggiero

The Knights got off to a slow start trailing 2-1 after one period but that all changed in the second period as they ignited with four goals. S.Ruggiero was particularly responsible for the onslaught as the new addition did not disappoint scoring twice while setting up a power play goal. From-there, the Knights kept pushing the pace not enabling the Scorpions to get any sort of life. H.Merone went on to add his second, and S.Ruggiero completed his very productive night on a hat trick.

(7)Horsemen vs Buckshots(10)

M.Destounis and P.Abbiasini tear it up combining for 13 points

It took only seven minutes for M.Destounis to post three straight goals. By the time the second period ended, M.Destounis had already collected five points and the Buckshots felt comfortable heading into the third period up 5-2. Considering how things played out till that point, neither side expected what occurred in the final fifteen minutes of play. Both teams put down their guard leaving only the net minders to pay the price after trading five goals apiece. And despite playing fire wagon hockey, the Buckshots never put themselves in any sort of trouble. P.Abbiasini went on a tear bagging three goals as part of a six point night. M.Destounis did finish with one extra point over Abbiasini. As for the Horsemen, T.Zermalias and V.Pandza each scored twice.

(4)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks(2) S.O

Carnage edge out Mighty Drunks with 2 shootout goals

Twice the Mighty Drunks led, and twice Carnage responded to level leaving all but a shootout to decide matters. This contest couldn't get any closer as neither team found themselves up after four periods. Y.Dube did put the Mighty Drunks up on both occasions but an eventual response-from J.Bourlakos and S.Musacchio kept the game idle. After a scoreless third period and a sudden death frame, a shootout was the only hope for a potential winner. This was the one area that Carnage got the better of the Mighty Drunks. With P.Stroubakis and D.Xiarchos each finding the back of the net, B.Madonis denied both attempts to collect the extra points.

(8)Fat Cats vs Fat Roy(2)

Special teams doom Fat Roy early

By surrendering a shorthanded goal along with the inability to kill off a pair of power plays, the Fat Roy found themselves playing behind the eight ball. They still had half a game remaining trailing only 3-1 but that didn't seem to matter as the Fat Cats weren't slowing down. S.Hrivnak's late second period goal perhaps convinced both sides that this game was pretty much wrapped up. However, that didn't slow down G.DeMarinis, who went on to add three straight markers as part of a four goal night. It's not often that Joe Scalia won't get at least one on eight goals, but the sniper decided to be nice setting up five tallies instead.

(7)Bramabulls vs UD Reddz(3)

A.Mirolla involved in all 7 goals for Bramabulls

A.Mirolla and the Bramabulls had all their fire power on full display on Wednesday night. While many players chipped away with points, A.Mirolla was definitely in a league of his own. Every time Mirolla would touch the ball something was bound to happen. The highly skilled forward participated in all seven goals that included five helpers, in which A.Moffa and Marco Diaco each benefited twice. At no point did the UD Redz find themselves close in this match. Their only bright moment came in the third period where they won the frame 2-1 on goals-from A.Kenafa and A.Sayed.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marino Destounis of the Buckshots. In what was a thrilling high scoring game versus the Horsemen, M.Destounis kept piling on the points finishing his night with three goals and four assists.

2019-02-12
Premier & C Division

Monday February 11

(7)Black Knights vs United Armenians (2)

Black Knights romp over United Armenians behind J.Gagne hat trick

Headlined by J.Gagne's hat trick, the Black Knights exploded for three second and third period goals to defeat the United Armenians in their season debut. Two of Gagne's goals came at the right time. The crafty forward notched his second to put the Black Knights in front 2-1. It was from-that point on that the game slowly shifted to one side. J.Velenosi tallied once while setting up three different teammates. Out of their twelve players dressed, K.Kavan was the only United Armenian to successfully beat S.Sauk.

Tuesday February 12

(8)Punishers vs AREZ(1)

Punishers erupt to score six in second period

The Punishers played a feisty game against the AREZ , exploding for six second period goals en route to a convincing victory. J.Chiropoulos netted a pair during that span as did A.Laramee who went on to complete a hat trick by the third period. The AREZ entered the night with a difficult task ahead of them. Due to the weather conditions, many of their elements-from Ottawa weren't able to attend.Still, they did manage a full roster but couldn't compete enough against a very highly skilled opponent. A.Haddad was the only player to get the better of A.Bitsakis, who had a fairly easy night to earn the win in net.

(8)Capitals vs AREZ(4)

Close while it lasted, fatigue hits AREZ in third period

For most of the match, the AREZ found themselves in a close battle with the Capitals. But once the third period hit, the compete level just wasn't good enough. It didn't help that they had to play their sixth straight period without any breaks in between games. The Capitals entered the final stretch up 5-3 and widened the margin early on thanks to C.Bezeau's fourth marker of the game. To his credit, he did get plenty of help-from M-A Morin, who assisted on all four of Bezeau's goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cedryck Bezeau of the Capitals. There was no doubt that C.Bezeau was on top of his game on Tuesday night. The Capitals took the match in large part due to Bezeau's incredible four goals and two assists.

2019-02-11
4 vs 4 Division

Monday February 11

Dragons catch break to even the score with Les Yables

To their credit, the Dragons made a valiant effort to overcome a 3-0 deficit only to fall short in the end. Perhaps Les Yables figured they had it in the bag but clearly it wasn't the case. Already with a goal, A.Gervais came to rescue his club fairly late in the game. D.Marcotte scored shortly after for his third point and Les Yables were glad to escape with the victory. The second contest appeared to have a similar effect going on with Les Yables grabbing a 2-0 lead after one period. But after taking an unfortunate high sticking penalty, the Dragons smelled blood knowing that they had five long minutes to score as many as they can. Surely, they would have been satisfied with at least two but the Dragons went for the kill when B.Barile snapped a 2-2 tie. All three goals came on the power play for the Dragons, who took advantage of the situation.

(5)Les Yables vs Dragons (3)

(3)Dragons vs Les Yables(2)

Les Immigrants hard work pays off

There's no mystery on what Les Immigrants will do to any opponent on any given night. Tonight, was a clear case on how hard work will often make a difference. By frustrating the Yellow T-Shirts with their incredible work Ethic, Les Immigrants put themselves in the driver's seat in both games. The first one had them up 3-0 before taking it 4-3, and the second contest was comparable as they never once trailed before taking it in the shootout. A.Zeinalian notched two goals in the opening contest while the captain H.Garabedian got credited the winner. As for the second match, three different players found the back of the net that set the stage for A.Addante to riffle the lone shootout marker. Both wins can also be attributed to R.Ricaurte, who was sound between the pipes.

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

(3)Yellow T-Shirts vs Les Immigrant(4) S.O

Captain J.Kontitsis hasn't forgotten how to score

J.Kontitsis and his hat trick in the opening game handed the LG HC a 4-0 loss. This was an overall great start to the night as everything seemed to go right from-the get go. C.Stavriadis wasn't broken once as the net minder stopped some highly skilled players to earn a shutout. In hopes of responding for a better fate, the LG HC still couldn't score until entering the second period. By then, the Armadillos had built a 2-0 lead before finally giving up not one but two quick goals in a row. The problem was that the Armadillos immediately responded in a big way. P.Lapointe and G.Bouchard each scored their second followed with P.Legatos and Bouchard's hat trick in an empty cage. That sequence took place in the short span of only three and a half minutes.

(0)LG HC vs Armadillos(4)

(6)Armadillos vs LG HC(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Robert Ricaurte of Les Immigrant. The net minder was definitely hot posting back to back wins that included him denying three straight shootout attempts.

2019-02-10
D Division

Sunday February 10

(6)Lynx vs Fatal Demons (3)

Lynx cash in late for win over Fatal Demons

J.Mason clearly did a number on the Fatal Demons on Sunday night. After getting his club on board, J.Mason scored a late second period shorthanded goal before adding his third late in the game to complete his hat trick. The Fatal Demons hoped to go at least into overtime with the game tied 3-3. But with only three minutes remaining, P.Stroubakis put the Lynx in front for good. J.Lang collected three straight points at crucial times during the match. In hopes of a better outcome, the Fatal Demons won't let this one bother them knowing that it could have easily gone either way.

(6)Icons vs Butchers (2)

Butchers stuck searching for identity

A few off season changes have the Butchers stuck in a bind, at least for now. The problem is that they don't have enough regularity, and up until that is addressed, the results will need to wait. Tonight, they had their hands full versus the Icons, especially in the second period they gave up four straight goals. The only thing that worked well was the five man unit. The Butchers scored both their goals on the power play thanks to S.Fabrici and J.DeSua. As for the Icons, J.Mckenzie and C.Gingras each scored twice with Cingras leading the way with four points.

(5)Slayers vs Shockers (1)

Slayers use 4 special teams' goals in rout of Shockers

There was little the Slayers didn't do right throughout most of the match. Unfortunately the same couldn't be said for the Shockers, who just weren't good enough during the special teams. The Slayers used two power play goals along with a pair of shorthanded markers to get most of their scoring done. Even though they found themselves trailing 3-1, the Shockers had a chance to bounce back only to give up two on their very own power play. That sequence clearly deflated the Shockers despite plenty of time left over. M.Blackman did eventually solve C.Confuorti late in the second period. The win for the Slayers came with a collective effort involving five different goal scores.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Mason of the Lynx. His three goals and one assist simply put, was too much for the Fatal Demons to handle.

2019-02-08
Masters 35+ division

Friday February 8

(7)Brewers vs The Family (1)

Brewers get 7 different goal scores in 7-1 rout of Family

The Brewers got offense-from just about everyone on Friday night. With the help of seven different players finding the back of the net coupled with G.Platanitis securing the pipes, the Brewers had no issues collecting three points to the standings. The Family didn't help their cause due to a short bench. They did show some good looks here and there but not nearly enough to keeping it close. M.Sasso was the only player to score in the loss. After netting the winner late in the first period,A.Lanni helped set up three different teammates to lead all players with four points.

(1)Devil Dawgz vs Killer Wolves(11)

Killer Wolves use massive first period to down Devil Dawgz

It took the Killer Wolves only one period to send this game out of reach. By the time the frame ended, the Killer Wolves built enough of a cushion to play without any sort of urgency. The easy win came effortless with many players chipping in one way or another. What added to the frustrating loss for the Devil Dawgz was that every time they had some decent chances to score, D.Laurie would stand in the way. K.Dauphin led in the goal scoring department posting three goals while A.Beaulieu was very productive collecting five points. E.Medrano was the only player to figure out Laurie, who stopped nearly 20 shots for the win.

(5)Excalibur vs HBHA(12)

Close while it lasted, HBHA pull away in third

Considering how many players the Excalibur had dressed, this contest was much closer than what the final score indicates. P.Karigiannis had to score a late second period goal in order to provide a two goal cushion heading into the final frame. Then, the barrage began and the HBHA made sure to bury their chances. Half of their goals came in the final fifteen minutes alone that saw L.Williams begin the madness on a hat trick. J.Kontitsis, P.Karigiannis, S.Nicholson and P.Lapointe each scored twice in the win while S.Ruggiero was the Excalibur's best player bagging a hat trick.

(4)National vs Killer Wolves(3)

National make character statement in win over Killer Wolves

Despite learning how easy the Killer Wolves ousted the Devil Dawgz earlier on, National showed plenty of character in their close victory. It wasn't going to be easy but when you have a bunch of players sticking up for one another good things tend to often happen. M.Pinheiro was only one piece to a larger puzzle required in order to get the job done. The Captain led the way with three points but perhaps the bigger story was the goaltending. F.Lamarche stepped up with a fantastic performance that unless it was a very high quality chance, nothing was going by the net minder. The same could also be said for D.Laurie, who had to be just as good in order to keep the game close. Both sides displayed some incredible hockey that kept going back and forth needing a full 45 minute game in order to declare a winner.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederic Lamarche of National. For how good he was on Friday night, if Lamarche continues-from where he left off, not many teams will earn wins against National.

2019-02-07
D Division

Thursday February 7

(3)Smooth Sailors vs Legends (4)

Solid all around effort helps the Legends get back on track

It's hard to call the fourth game of the regular season a must win, but this one was about as close as one can be. Fortunately, the Legends responded to the calls of a better effort and collected their first win of the season, a satisfying 4-3 triumph over last season's champions. S.Labrecque, M.Destounis and A.Jalilvand looked like they have been playing with each other for the longest time as all three players did their magic combining for six points. The game winner did however belong to the captain P.Santullo, who jumped on a loose ball for an easy goal. The Smooth Sailors were stuck playing a committed opponent that prioritised a man on man coverage making it very difficult for them to find open space. They did manage plenty of decent shots only to run into a hot net minder in S.Morante.

(3)United Arms Jr vs Underdogs (5)

Underdogs gut out victory over gritty United Arms Jr

The Underdogs had to battle a complete 45 minute game in order to earn a hard fought battle with the United Arms Jr. It's what comes to be expected when two hockey teams roll three complete lines. With that many bodies', coaches want to see nothing more than their players getting tired in a short period of time. And while the formula was in full throttle for the two sides, the United Arms Jr lacked in one area that perhaps made the difference between winning and losing. Too many trips to the penalty box didn't help their cause as the Underdogs made sure to take advantage twice with goals-from E.Salhany and J.Hassan.  Still, the game was very much in reach for the United Arms Jr up until a two minute sequence in the third period where the Underdogs strung two quick goals. J.Hassan was the only player to score twice in the win as did H.Jerjian for the United Arms Jr.

(5)SBS Trashers vs Job on Demand(1)

Depleted Job in Demand lose to Trashers

They knew it was coming and there wasn't much they could have done about it. The Job on Demand were  breathless and tired by the time they hit the third period giving up all hope by allowing four straight goals. P.Manousos, F.Gentile and J.Scalia went on a tear producing seven points together in the span of only seven minutes. Despite the bad ending, the Job on Demand didn't do themselves any favours early on where they gave up two power play goals. M.Gagnon was the only player to beat R.Pampena, who was stellar throughout the entire match.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morante of the Legends. In hopes of re bounding his team into the win column, S.Morante came through pulling off a brilliant performance against an opponent with plenty of fire power.

2019-02-06
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday February 6

(5)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (7)

Costly penalty dooms Mighty Drunks in second period barrage

A second period penalty proved to be a costly one for the Mighty Drunks. An unfortunate high sticking five minute major saw the Knights take advantage with three power play goals. A.Jalilvand was definitely on his game scoring three times in the second period alone as part of a six point performance. The Mighty Drunks will look back at this for a while knowing that they had a 3-0 lead after the first period. V.Mancini was sharp in the loss collecting five total points that included a hat trick.

(6)Bramabulls vs Left Wings(5)

M.Maggiore seals back and forth action on late tally

It took nearly the entire game but M.Maggiore was finally able to close it out with just over a minute remaining. The Bramabulls kept seeing their slight leads evaporate. However, they never once trailed forcing the Left Wings to fight hard and even the score on five occasions. T.Karasek had a multi goal game in the win as did D.Provost for the Left Wings. When considering how many players can score-from the two line ups, it came to no one's surprise that this was going to end in a barn burner. Unfortunately for the Left Wings, they just couldn't try playing with the lead at no point during the match.

(6)Fat Roy vs Horsemen (5) O.T

Fat Roy storm back to win in overtime

Fat Roy came roaring in the final frame to tie the game, and rode momentum into overtime where N.Gikas was able to complete a hard fought comeback. The Horsemen couldn't have asked for a better two periods of hockey. Five different players scored, and M.Vinciguerra helped maintain the lead making enough key saves. With games having some to many turning points, the Horsemen will look back at one in particular. Rather than widening the gap on a third period power play chance, it was J.Pantelis of Fat Roy that scored instead. That shorthanded tally proved to have enough of an effect on where the direction of this contest was headed. Time was winding down into its final moments when M.DelGaudio scored to even the game. Then, barely 20 seconds into overtime, N.Gikas stamped it leaving the Horsemen in complete disbelief.

(3)UD Redz vs Scorpions (0)

M.St-Laurent, UD Redz blank Scorpions

M.St-Laurent knew he had plenty of help in front of him and was more than willing to credit his teammates. Everybody did an excellent job in front of the net minder enabling St-Laurent to earn an 18 save shutout. Up until the early stages of the third period, the Scorpions had more than enough time to try and tie the game at one goal apiece. Unfortunately, they fell behind 2-0 and were never able to recover. The UD Redz got their goals-from A.Sayed ,D.Mansour and N.Zahabi.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Austin Jalilvand of the Knights. The Knights forward had an incredible night scoring four times while adding two helpers to help lead his team over the Mighty Drunks.

Thursday February 7

(5)Carnage vs Buckshots(4)

Sharp shooter S.Mussachio crushes Buckshots with 5 goals

Tonight's game was clearly a case on how one player can make the entire difference. S.Mussachio was by far the best player out there posting all five goals in close 5-4 win over the Buckshots. Maybe the Buckshots should have paid a little more attention to the sniper, who seemed to get his way almost every time he touched the ball.  Even after the Buckshots managed to tie the game 3-3 in the third period, S.Mussachio wasted no time regaining the lead for Carnage. Actually, he did it one better by adding his fifth only a minute later after the go ahead goal. The Buckshots relied on four different players taking care of the offense that included three points-from P.Legatos.

2019-02-04
4 vs 4 Division

Monday February 4

Yellow T-Shirts pull away in second game after close encounter

A.Zarzour and N.Gilbert each scored in the shootout to take the opening game, and the Yellow T-Shirts found a way to contain the Chic Choc's offense in the second match. The Chic Choc looked better prepared-from the get go showing more energy by winning lots of one on one battles. The only problem was that they couldn't hold off the Yellow T-Shirts offense leaving only a dreaded shootout to decide the outcome. N.Gilbert scored two second period goals before securing the win in the extra time on a quick precise wrist shot. The second game appeared to be a carbon copy of the first one with the Chic Choc striking first courtesy of S.Scott. But as time went on, the script flipped favouring only one team. The Yellow T-Shirts responded in a heavy way bagging five straight goals that included two-from A.Zarzour. Prior to the game, the Yellow T-Shirts needed to find a way to get on track after a slow start to the season. And by sticking to their game plan while working extremely hard, the end results were justified.

(7)Yellow T-Shirts vs Chic Choc(5) S.O

(2)Chic Choc vs Yellow T-Shirts(5)

Armadillos adjust to even the score with Les Yables

Les Yables may have outplayed the Armadillos en route to a 4-1 win, but that doesn't mean that it would set the trend for the second encounter. Experience hockey teams have the ability to adjust and that's exactly what happened with J.Kontitsis tweaking his game plan. Les Yables found it more difficult to create chances as the gaps shortened due to the suffocating coverage. And when you add the fact of having a game changing player such as G.Bouchard, the odds are good for a positive outcome. The quarter back defenseman simply did his thing and was involved in all four goals that included two for him. Rather than relying on one particular player, Les Yables have many different weapons that can hurt you. Their win consisted of four different players finding the back of the net coupled with their net minder J-F Simard making the big necessary saves.

(1)Armadillos vs Les Yables(4)

(1)Les Yables vs Armadillos (4)

G.Pisanelli turns on the jets after slow start

The Communists did a remarkable thing in the first game versus the LG HC, and that was to shutout G.Pisanelli from-the score sheet. Led by D.Provost`s lone goal along with M.Melo shutting the door for a 14 save shutout, the Communists got the start they wanted on Monday night. Unfortunately, that good start wasn't able to translate into the second game where the LG HC replied with a big win. The bounce back effort had only six players involved. Clearly fatigue wasn't an issue, and especially for G.Pisanelli who is playing at a different level. The highly skilled forward had his hands in four out of his clubs five goals that included a hat trick. E.Girouard had the other two markers in the win while A.Stamiris contributed with three assists. Apart from-being credited his winner in the earlier match, D.Provost wasn't done yet adding two more in the 5-3 loss. The LG HC victory may have used their offense for the result but plenty of it had to do with F.Baratta securing the pipes. On every shot that the net minder faces, Baratta seems to be always ready and focused making it very hard to get anything by him.

(0)LG HC vs Communists (1)

(3)Communists vs LG HC(5)

Punishers overwhelms Immigrant as N.Mackeen allows only 1 goal

It was surely an easy night for N.Mackeen and the Punishers. The net minder wasn't overly busy allowing all but S.Jankouzian to beat him in the second match. The Punishers wasted no time early on thanks to their captain J.Fidrilis, who set the tone with a pair of quick goals. From there, the Punishers controlled the ball without exception for most of the game securing a 7-0 victory. A.Laramee also scored twice while setting up three goals. Despite the obvious discrepancy between the two clubs, Les Immigrant worked hard to keep the game close early on in the second encounter. If not for R.Ricaurte making huge saves, the game was going to be put out of reach. Instead, the Punishers needed up until the second period in order to separate themselves-from a resilient group. A.Laramee once again buried a pair as did M.Gagnon.

(0)Les Immigrant vs Punishers (7)

(8)Punishers vs Les Immigrant(1)

Goal scoring machine S.Robineault haunts Tocas

For years S.Robineault has shown how to score goals. Perhaps, the Tocas didn't pay too much attention which may explain how one single player did most of the damage in both games for the Dragons. Even though the scoring was low, every single goal had S.Robineault involved. In the case of the first encounter, the sharp shooter netted the Dragons lone marker while striking in the shootout to take the contest 2-1. The problem for the Tocas was that he was just getting warmed up for the ensuing match. The Dragons stormed out of the gate with three straight goals that had Robineault score twice while setting up J.Pantelis, who also participated in all three goals. The game looked like it was over and done with despite the amount t of time left over but the Tocas weren't calling it quits just yet. L.Bavellas powered a slap shot to finally beat P.Assadi, and S-A Longo followed up only minutes late to pull within one. Unfortunately, that was as close as it got for the Tocas managing only one out of a possible six points in the standings.

(2)Dragons vs Tocas(1) S.O

(2)Tocas vs Dragons(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Simon Robineault of the Dragons. Give him a nice cross pass and S.Robineault will make anyone pay. The sharp shooter relies heavily on his one timer that often finds the back of the net. The Dragons won both their games thanks to Robineault, who combined for three goals, one assist along with the shootout winner in the first encounter.

2019-02-01
Masters 35+ division

Friday February 1

(6) Devil Dawgz vs HBHA (5) OT

Two evenly matched up teams go at tonight as the Devil Dawgz prevail in overtime.

Two evenly matched up teams faced off against each other tonight and the game needed an extra frame to figure out the winner. From the initial ball drop HBHA took advantage of their chances by two early goals by A. Angelis. The Devil Dawgz decided to turn up the heat in the second scoring four unanswered goals thanks in part to P. Paikopoulos. With the game all tied up and going into overtime A. Moniz collecting his fourth point of the night fed a beautiful pass to K. Araujo who found the back of the net to get his club that important win.

(7) Killer Wolf vs The Family (3)

Strong third period makes all the difference for the Killer Wolf squad who secure the win.

The Killer Wolf club only needed the last frame to take control over the game and come out with a win. The Family kept the game close for the first two periods following their counterpart but only one goal differentiated both clubs from one another until the final frame. V. Lamarche, K. Dauphin each stepped up and scored their second goals of the game. The Killer Wolf used a full team effort to come up with the remainder of the goals as five different players found the back of the net.

(2) Excalibur vs The Pillows (9)

One line proves to be the difference for the Pillows as they combine for a total of 15 points.

The score may not be indicative of how the game went on but S. Sauk tried as hard as he could all game long to make timely saves and keep the game as close as possible until his team could figure something out and get on the scoreboard. Unfortunately for him The Pillows top line comprised of J. Pizzuco, A. Zarzour, and M. Salerno made all the difference combining for a total of 15points in the victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Allan Moniz of the Devil Dawgs. Moniz demonstrated his worth in a very tight game scoring an important goal and setting up three other teammates especially the overtime winner.

2019-01-31
D Thursday

January 31

(3) Legends vs Underdogs (4)

Early struggles and late push by Legends not enough to get a win.

From the start of the game it showed that the Legends were not well prepared to face their opponents tonight as they got into a big hole to start the game. The Underdogs used their effort and ran all game long and pounced on their opportunities when time prevailed. T. Sakr was the main bright spot on offense scoring two timely goals and setting up one of his teammates. The Legends finally woke up midway thru the third scoring three timely goals but the clock hit zero before they were able to complete their comeback.

(5) SBS Trashers vs United Arms Jr (2)

Full team effort from the SBS Trashers seems to be the difference in this one as United Arms Jr don’t have a solution to high scoring offense.

The SBS Trashers look like they are clicking on full cylinders as the entire team showed up again and put in a 110% effort. The SBS Trashers used a full team effort to score tonight as five different players found the back of the net. R. Pampena was solid all game long and only allowed N. Chiminian to find the back of the net on two different opportunities. The United Arms Jr will need more from their line up on offense to go up against some of these hiring scoring offences.

(10) Smooth Sailors vs JLR Brossard (2)

Short bench proves to be the difference as last seasons final rematch took place.

Both these teams are accustomed to play against each other as they just faced off in the finals of the previous season. The Smooth Sailors continued exactly where the had left off making sure their offensive talent was felt all game long as J. Palmitano, M. Testolina, and C. Paris made sure their presence was known combining for a total combined 16 points. JLR Brossard will need a full bench moving forward in the season if they want to find chemistry and success as they did last season.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tarek Sakr of the Underdogs. The forward came up big for his club scoring twice in the game and setting up another team mate. T. Sakr second goal of the game proved to be the difference as the Legends did not have enough time to finish their comeback.

2019-01-30
E + F Wednesday

Wednesday January 30

(6) Horsemen vs Mighty Drunks (7) OT

Mighty Drunks start strong but allow the Horsemen back into it. O. Caillet makes some important saves until his team regains momentum in overtime.

The game started off as expected for the Mighty Drunks who took a one goal lead into the third while exchanging goals with their counterparts. O. Caillet seemed to be the difference maker in this one, even if the goaltender let in six goals his timely saves allowed his team to get into overtime and gave them enough time to score one. Y. Dube was the hero scoring his second of the game in overtime to ensure his team the win. While B. Rubino and P. Gagliano were important parts for their team each scoring a pair of goals.

(2) Left Wings vs UD Redz (1)

Intense battle between two evenly matched teams comes down to the wire.

With both goaltenders playing lights, out tonight the smallest error would have made the difference as both teams compiled multiple scoring chances. With both teams evenly matched during the entire game until D. Provost Jarry found the back of the net for the second time of the night and scoring a beautiful goal on M. St-Laurent.As the game progressed M . Haber was the sole player to solve B. Verducci.

(6) Carnage vs Knights (1)

Carnage take advantage of their chances and don’t look back with a commanding win.

From the initial ball drop it seemed as if Carnage was playing a completely different level controlling the game and all the chances that came along with it. S. Sauk team seemed outmatched against them. M. Pace and J. Di Marco were the main contributors each notching three points a piece. While M. Pinheiro was the sole person from the Knights to solve B. Madonis and find the back of the net.

(8) Bramabulls vs Fat Cats (3)

An early start took care of business tonight as Fat Cats in to big of a hole to climb out of.

The Bramabulls took care of business from the start of the game and never took their foot off the gas pedal making sure they presence was felt all night long. A. Mirolla, A. Moffa, and Y. Derohannessian each performed at another level tonight combining for a total of nine points. The Fat Cats started to find their legs and get their game going in the third but it was to late at that point as the majority of the damage was already done.

(5) Buckshots vs Scorpions (8)

Scorpions let Buckshots back into the game but wake up before it is to late to get the win.

The Scorpions took advantage of a quick start by taking a two-goal lead into the second period. The Buckshots weren’t ready to give up just yet as they got back into the game and tied up the game thanks in part to M. Thakaa. As the game was getting out of hand the Scorpions took control of the game and regained the momentum to take the game. F. Martin completed his hat trick in the third while M. Gil notched his second of the game to come out with a big win for his club.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Domonique Provost Jarry of the Left Wings. The talented forward demonstrate his talent scoring both goals for his club and ensuring his club captured the win.

2019-01-29
C Division

Tuesday January 29

 (4)AREZ vs Punishers(7)

 Punishers use three third period goals to edge out AREZ

 It was a three unanswered goal third period that put the Punishers over Arez for a 7-4 win on Tuesday night. Even with the Punishers taking the final frame, the game was extremely close and could have gone either way. T.Bozinakis snapped a 4-4 tie by the four minute mark of the third period and C.Stavriadis had his best moments not allowing anything by him. The Punishers excelled on their special teams scoring twice with the man advantage and once shorthanded. C.Gagnon was the only multi goal scorer in the win that included a blistering slap shot that had eyes . When considering how many more players the Arez were in comparison to the Punishers, a lengthy game would suggest to favour a deeper bench.  However, that wasn't the case as the Punishers just played it smart by protecting their lead while playing the clock to their advantage.

(3)AREZ vs Capitals(1)

 AREZ grind it out to end night on positive note

Grinding out games may be the Arez's formula for the foreseeable future. When rolling the amount of players they have dressed, a solid work etiquette may perhaps be their biggest strength. The Capitals had to endure the frustrations of going up against a resilient fore-check that barely gave them any time with the ball. For a team that's used to putting up many goals, the Capitals had no answers with a much thinner line up. Both sides traded a first period goal before Arez took the final two frames thanks to B.Boulos and M-A Haber each finding the back of the net. After facing 25 shots, C.Malkoun was stellar between the pipes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Malkoun of AREZ. The net minder had a bounce back game limiting the high scoring Capitals to only one goal.

2019-01-28
4 vs 4 Division

Monday January 28

Stellar F.Koch stifles Immigrant in both games

Thanks to a stellar performance by F.Koch, the Tocas collected two clean wins versus Les Immigrant. To supplement the net minder, P.Santullo buried three chances in the opening game en route to a 5-0 victory. Les Immigrant took notes in what had just happened and made sure to be ready in the ensuing match. And ready they were as the captain H.Garabedian took charge with the game's opening goal. Things appeared to be fine for the longest of time until some penalty issues got in the way. After finding themselves up a man on two occasions, the Tocas made sure to capitalise on their chances. S.Marricco finally broke the ice and P.Santullo once again found the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. Les Immigrant did attempt to even the score by pulling their net minder but the gamble didn't pay off as S-A.Longo fed the empty cage for his first of two in the match. F.Koch collected an 8 save shutout followed with 14 out of a possible 15 saves in the second encounter.

(5)Tocas vs Les Immigrant(0)

(1)Les Immigrant vs Tocas(4)

Les Yables respond with authority after dropping close call with Communists

With the memory of a disappointing 3-2 loss, Les Yables put it quickly behind them and were rewarded with an impressive 6-3 victory. D.Provost's game winning goal in the first contest proved to be just enough for the Communists. In hopes of repeating a similar fate, the second match was nowhere close to the first encounter. Les Yables looked like they were on a mission getting most of their work done by the opening frame. L.Verdon and T.Charpentier ignited most of the offense netting a pair each. The only thing working for the Communists was their special teams. J.Argyropoulos and D.Provost each scored on the power play while J.Adamou roofed a perfect top corner in a shorthanded situation.

(2)Les Yables vs Communists (3)

(3)Communists vs Les Yables(6)

S.Robineault makes impact in season debut with Dragons

S.Robineault wasted no time making an impact for the Dragons in his first game of the season. The veteran sniper showed what he was all about in the second encounter posting three goals that included the winner to even the series with the Chic Choc. Prior to the second contest, the Chic Choc edged out the Dragons on a late goal by D-O Trinque. The Dragons had a hard time digesting what had just happened and made sure to respond in a heavy manner to even the score. With the additions of both S.Robineault and J.Pantelis, the Dragons just got deeper and will be a thorn to many opponents when playing with a full roster.

(3)Chic Choc vs Dragons (2)

(5)Dragons vs Chic Choc(2)

Punishers split Armadillos on character win

After taking the opening contest 4-0, the Armadillos expected nothing less than a similar fate for the second match. After all, they had the elements to do it versus a somewhat depleted Punishers side. However, that didn't play in the minds of the Punishers who knew they played a decent game despite dropping the contest 4-0. A good start was all they needed in order to get the ball rolling, and that's exactly what happened when S.Athanasopoulos struck early to finally crack C.Stavriadias. That lone tally sparked A.Cote to riffle two in a row giving the Punishers a 3-0 lead after only eight minutes of play. And while that kind of gap may seem sufficient, it surely wasn't the case against the Armadillos. J.Kontitsis regrouped his troops taking it one shift at a time where they eventually stormed back to even the score. Still, the Punishers weren't going down without a fight and responded minutes later thanks to S.Anthanasopoulos's second of the game. By that point, the Punishers had to battle killing off five long minutes that included power play time-from the Armadillos where N.Mackeen was absolutely brilliant preserving the lead.

(4)Armadillos vs Punishers(0)

(4)Punishers vs Armadillos(3)

Yellow T-Shirts blow late lead, LG HC escape on a pair of wins

No matter how well the Yellow T-Shirts played in the opening contest, it just wasn't enough to take down the LG HC. All they had to do was kill off the final two minutes to staple the win or at the very least allow only goal and take their chances in a shootout. Unfortunately, none of that happened as G.Pisanelli tied it late right before A.Stamiris won it with only 30 seconds remaining. That kind of finish indicated what was to come in the ensuing match. The LG HC fuelled off their momentum bagging six goals in the first period alone while the Yellow T-Shirts couldn't regroup for the type of lose they endured. They did eventually manage to make a game of it, and actually pulled within one late in the match before P.Chiotis made sure to seal it feeding a yawning cage. Out of their eleven goals in both games, G.Pisanelli was involved in eleven of them. As for the Yellow T-Shirts, A.Zarzour hit the net three times to collect a hat trick.

(2)Yellow T-Shirts vs LG HC(3)

(8)LG HC vs Yellow T-Shirts(6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to S.Athanasopoulos of the Punishers. In a bounce back game versus the Armadillos, S.Athanasopoulos was dynamic producing three points that included a pair of big goals.

2019-01-27
D Division

Sunday January 27

(6)Shockers vs Fatal Demons(5)

Late push by Fatal Demons not enough as Shockers hang on for win

The Fatal Demons made a late push but it wasn't enough as they fell by a slight margin to the Shockers. Even though the score suggests a close game, the Shockers had plenty of control throughout most of the match. They led 3-1 after one period while carrying a 4-3 lead into the final frame. M.Blackman eventually put the game out of reach by striking twice in a very short span to complete his trick. It was from-that point on that the Fatal Demons made things interesting when E.Medrano scored shorthanded followed with a late goal by P.Paikopoulos. But with barely any time left over, the Shockers played out the clock in their favour to edge out a familiar opponent. T.Debonis opened the scoring and added two helpers for the Shockers while J.Bolanakis was stellar scoring twice in a four point performance for the Fatal Demons.

(2)Butchers vs Slayers (7)

Slayers explode in third to down Butchers

The Slayers put together a crucial and thrilling third period to come away with a 7-2 victory over the Butchers. The first two frames saw both teams measuring it up trading quality chances that kept the game levelled at two goals apiece. However, once the third period hit, only one team took command of the match. The Slayers used an early third period goal as part of a momentum swing that saw five straight go in. A.Moffa was a menace burying a hat trick that included the winner. The match was ultimately decided in a very short span with the Slayers striking three times in only a minute. The Butchers got both goals-from A.Latella and K.Kersaint as the only players to figure out C.Confuorti.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Blackman of the Shockers. The captain never seems to take a night off, this time producing three goals to jump start his team on the right foot.

2019-01-25
Masters 35+ division

Friday January 25

(4)National vs Devil Dawgz(8)

K.Araujo leads the way with incredible four goal game

When things don't go your way it's difficult to find your way out. The Devil Dawgz had a season to forget and came off a loss only a week ago suggesting that things won't be improving much moving forward.  But with K.Araujo leading the way, that theory can be thrown out of the window. The corner stone d-man was on a planet of his own collecting half of his team's goals that included three in a row. This contest was only 4-3 after two periods favouring the Devil Dawgz, who still had a short bench to deal with entering the final stretch. And while normally that would come to bite them in the end, this time they got it right by distancing themselves with four third period markers. A.Moniz contributed to the win riffling two tallies while National got scoring efforts-from all different players.

(3)Killer Wolf vs The Peters(10)

C.Paris has field day with 7 points

After finding themselves down 4-0 early on, the Killer Wolf tried to limit the damage with plenty of hockey left over. Unfortunately, they just didn't have the elements to go up against the reigning champions. The Peters will definitely be competing to repeat their title after demonstrating what they did with only seven players dressed versus the Killer Wolf. Leading the way in the lopsided affair was C.Paris, who notched four tallies along with three assists. M.Deninno and S.Mancini each scored twice and C.Vellucci set up five teammates before capping it off on a late marker. As for the Killer Wolf, O.Valiquette is no stranger to finding the back of the net as the sniper buried a pair.

(10)The Family vs Excalibur(4)

The Family pull away in second half to leave Excalibur in the dust

The Excalibur hung in there as long as they could, but the flood gates eventually opened up for the Family in their convincing win. Things started to tilt as of the mid way point of the match when M.Sasso was responsible for making three goals happen striking once while setting up two teammates. S.Cavallaro led all family members with three goals, and G.Maragno took care of his cage making plenty of key saves. Only two players got the better of the Family net minder. P.Shahjahan and F.Bchara each scored twice in the loss.

(2)Brewers vs The Pillows(5)

Special team's battle favours Pillows

Unable to work their power play, the Brewers gave up two goals on their very own man advantage. The first one was perhaps the turning point of the match when T.Settino made the score 3-1 by the ten minute mark of the second period. That tally only fuelled the Pillows for more to come with A.Zarzour widening the gap only minutes later. Even with a period remaining, the Pillows knew that a solid coverage along with R.Ricuarte occupying the net that the result was in their hands. P.Kallianiotis scored early in the third period but that was as close as it got for the Brewers. Apart-from his shorthanded marker that proved to be the winner, Settino went on to add two key assists to help solidify the victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Araujo of the Devil Dawgz. It seemed like it was forever that the Devil Dawgz couldn't put it together. But with K.Araujo taking charge with four goals, maybe the trend will start to shift for the Devil Dawgz.

2019-01-24
D Division

Thursday January 24

(8)Smooth Sailors vs Underdogs (6)

Smooth Sailors hold off feisty Underdogs in nail biter

The Smooth Sailors just barely escaped with an 8-6 win over the Underdogs on Thursday night. It seemed like every time they would try and pull away the Underdogs would immediately respond. Tied 5-5 with less than four minutes remaining, L.Pennimpede regained the lead for the Smooth Sailors right before Marco Diaco widened the margin by two. Both players combined for five goals with Diaco leading the way with a hat trick. M.Testolina also scored twice as part of a four point night. As for the Underdogs, A.Khanafer took charge with a pair while F.Nasser was extremely productive accumulating four points.

(2)Legends vs SBS Trashers(2)

Third period power play goal propels Trashers past Legends

P.Manousos scored the tie breaking power play goal 4:20 into the third period, and R.Pampena made some high end saves to beat the Legends. Manousos snapped the tie thanks to a sweet pass-from F.Gentile. The Legends had more enough time to respond but struggled to create enough numbers as the SBS Trashers tightened the noose. K.Aruajo was the only player to figure out Pampena on a pair of wicked slap shots. This result improves the SBS Trashers to a 2-0 record while the Legends find themselves on the short end for a second straight week.

(6)United Arms Jr vs JLR Brossard(7)

J.Rochon paves way to victory on two key goals

It seems no matter how hard you try and play them, the JLR Brossard will always find a way to score plenty of goals. The only good news for the other team is that they give up nearly as many. The United Arms Jr discovered this as the game was going back and forth leaving only the third period to make the difference. Relativity quiet-from the score sheet throughout most of the match, J.Rochon kicked it into gear when it mattered the most. The power forward struck twice in less than a minute thanks to a pair of feeds-from G.Pisanelli, who collected a total of five points. Despite their hollow bench, the JLR Brossard have enough quality guys to generate offense. G.Pisanelli, J.DeStefano and J.Rochon each scored twice while S.Robineault notched a solo marker. The United Armenians Jr saw K.Kavan and G.Jerjian do most of the damage as both players combined for nine points.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Diaco of the Smooth Sailors. By scoring three times while setting up three markers, the Smooth Sailors power forward couldn't be denied on Thursday night.

2019-01-23
E & F Wednesday

Wednesday January 23

(6)Knights vs Horsemen (4) S.O

Knights take it in shootout after late equaliser

F.Bchara sent the game into overtime with less than two minutes remaining before the Knights beat the Horsemen with three straight shootout goals. Bchara was part of the three shootout markers that included H.Merone and P.Santullo finding the back of the net as well. The Knights had the better start building a 2-0 lead thanks to the clicking trio of P.Santullo, H.Merone and R.Morne. For nearly two full periods, the Horsemen weren't able to crack the barrier. P.Carone did finally strike late in the second period and the Horsemen carried the momentum adding two more by the third where all of a sudden they found themselves leading for the first time. T.Zermalias led the comeback effort accumulating three points. The only unfortunate part after a dominating stretch for the Horsemen was that they couldn't hold off long enough to seal it in regulation.

(10)Left Wings vs Fat Cats(10) S.O

9 goals in regulation time somehow not enough for a win

The Left Wings and Fat Cats both decided not to play defence on Wednesday night, and despite scoring nine times each, neither side walked away with the win. The Fat Cats appeared to be fine after one period surging to a 5-3 lead but that all changed as of the second period where the Left Wings completely took over. G.Gaitanis scored once in every frame while adding his second assist on S.Longo's third period goal for a 9-7 lead. The way the game was trending for the Fat Cats, the light was very bleak at the end of the tunnel. But with a late goal-from J.Scalia followed with a power play marker by G.Bampos, the game turned into a stalemate. Still, both sides had the chance to regulate it in overtime with a player less on the court. And when considering how many goals went in during the game, it was almost a given that this contest would have avoided a shootout. Somehow, that didn't happen and both sides were stuck settling for a draw trading one goal each in the breakaways.

(9)Bramabulls vs Carnage(3)

Second period explosion lifts Bramabulls past Carnage

For a season opener, the Bramabulls demonstrated that scoring goals won't be an issue. Most of their damage occurred by the second frame where they struck five times to pull away from-Carnage. A.Mirolla had a major hand in sparking the offence setting up his clubs first three tallies while adding a pair. It's one thing to have some key pieces, and another to rotate three solid lines. The Bramabulls won't lack any depth and will be hard to beat if they stick to their identity. Despite the loss, P.Stroubakis did what he could bagging two goals while T.Ruvo was involved in all three markers.

(8)Fat Roy vs Buckshots(5)

K.Fiore nods a pair at the right time for Fat Roy

Fat Roy was able to breathe a little easier when K.Fiore came through riffling two goals in only a minute and a half. The Buckshots trailed 5-4 in the third period before finding themselves out of striking distance. A.Kakivelis paved the way for a solid game when netting two goals in the first period alone for Fat Roy. Throughout most of the match, the Buckshots kept pressing to keep the game close. N.Erimos opened and closed the scoring for the Buckshots while M.Destounis and M.Thakoa collected two points each.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kris Fiore of Fat Roy. In a close third period battle with the Buckshots, K.Fiore was able to put the game away striking twice in a very short period of time.

2019-01-21
4 vs 4 Division

Monday January 21

Les Yables sharp in season debut

Looking like they belong in the right place, Les Yables are fast, quick and aggressive and it showed in their season debut versus the Punishers. Both games were extremely close but favouring Les Yables in each case. With the help of two power play goals, Les Yables squeezed out a close 3-2 win in the first encounter. The Punishers looked to respond in a big way by carrying a 4-2 lead in the ensuing match. Four minutes was all they had to kill in order to even the score. Unfortunately, they spent most of that time chasing the ball which can only cause a recipe for disaster. L.Verdun was the catalyst behind setting up three teammates for Les Yables that included late feeds on goals-from M-A Gervais and D.Marcotte. T.Charpnetier scored twice early in the match before deciding it in the shootout with the lone marker. J-F Simard stopped three attempts to collect his second win in as many games between the pipes.

(2)Punishers vs Les Yables(3)

(5)Les Yables vs Punishers (4) S.O

Armadillos pull away late to rout Communists twice

For about three straight periods, the Communists were at the very least satisfied with their overall game. It was in the last stretch that the Armadillos showed why they may possibly be the team to beat once again this season. Things opened up quick when M.Pololos snapped an early period tie. Then, only a minute later, J.Bolankis widened the margin and the Communists let the game slip away despite plenty of time left over. G.Bouchard opened and closed the scoring and will continue to be the corner stone piece the Armadillos rely on. In the first encounter, J.Bolanakis kicked started the season posting two straight goals for the Armadillos as part of a 4-2 victory. After facing a total of 30 shots in two games, C.Stavriadis did his thing allowing only three goals.

(4)Armadillos vs Communists (2)

(1)Communists vs Armadillos(5)

Pedram Assadi 14 save shutout settles the split for Dragons

The Dragons could not recover from-conceding two third period goals in their 3-2 loss to Les Immigrant. J.Haddad and A.Addante each scored during that span, and R.Ricaurte wasn't going to let it slip away stopping 17 of 19 shots. Following the game, Les Immigrant looked to duplicate their efforts in hopes for a sweep. But with the Dragons uneasy with the way things ended, the script flipped the other way. The Dragons came out of the gate with much more energy than they showed in their loss. They converted twice in the first period and twice in the second thanks to G.DeMarinis's two goals. And while the offense wasn't as issue, the defence and solid goaltending was also in full gear. P.Assadi thwarted all Les Immigrants attempts to earn a shutout.

(2)Dragons vs Les Immigrant(3)

(0)Les Immigrant vs Dragons(4)

E.Girouard batters Tocas with seven goals

E.Girouard scored a total of seven goals in two games to lead the LG HC over the Tocas on Monday night. Even though the Tocas knew of his danger when receiving the ball, nobody was able to get there in time to block the shot. Natural goal scorers have the instinct to place themselves at the right spot and at the right time. The LG HC took the opener 5-3 with Girouard riffling all five goals. In hopes of evening the score in the second contest, the Tocas put up a good battle up until the mid way point of the second period. E.Girouard had already scored twice by then and decided to slow things down giving other teammates a chance to do the same. A.Stamiris riffled a steaming wrist shot to double the lead right before P.Icon fed an empty cage securing a second straight win. He didn't score but S.Govas was responsible for making six goals happen.

(3)Tocas vs LG HC(5)

(6)LG HC vs Tocas(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of the LG HC. The natural sniper single handily won the first game posting all five goals in a 5-3 win over the Tocas while being credited the winner in the ensuing match where he buried a pair.

2019-01-20
D Division

Sunday January 20

(2)Winter Soldiers vs Fatal Demons(5)

Fatal Demons pull away-from Winter Soldiers with late goals

The Winters Soldiers kept it close for most of the night, but the fatal Demons were able to pull away late to claim an early season victory. Marco Diaco, J.Bolanakis and the captain P.Santullo all scored in the final frame for the Fatal Demons. Taking a few consecutive penalties in the second period didn't help the Winter Soldiers at all. The Fatal Demons made sure to take advantage on a power play goal-from D.Tzimpopoulos that snapped a 1-1 tie. It's never ideal dropping the first game of the season but the Winter Soldiers won't be too concerned with their deep roster.

(5)Slayers vs Lynx(4) S.O

Slayers prevail in wild shootout win over Lynx

The Slayers and Lynx provided some exciting hockey on Sunday night. Both teams combined for eight goals that included tons of back and forth action keeping the net minders extremely busy. However, 45 minutes and a five minute overtime wasn't enough to determine a winner. With both sides sending some of their top guns, only P.Musto was able to score. The veteran showed once again how it's done by getting the better of S.Catalano. On the flip side of the court, C.Confuorti remained steady denying three straight attempts. Neither team had anybody steal the show as different players scored. M.Barone did salvage at least a point for the Lynx bagging a late marker with only 45 seconds remaining.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Musto of the Slayers. The long time veteran is still extremely effective collecting two points along with the shootout winner.

2019-01-18
Masters 35+ division

Friday January 18

(7)Brewers vs Devil Dawgz(4)

R.Hagen six points help lead Brewers past Devil Dawgz

It's what came to be expected-from a team with only six players dressed, and that is the lack of will to compete for an entire hockey game. The Devil Dawgz gave it all for two frames but couldn't keep up in the end as the Brewers took command sparking three unanswered goals. Plenty of it had to do with R.Hagen taking charge setting up G.Lemaire while adding two straight as part of a six point performance. Normally, the Brewer s would find themselves struggling in the final stretch but not in this case. G.Platanitis picked up a nice early season win stopping eleven shots in the third period alone. The Devil Dawgz got most of their offense-from A.Jalilvand, who scored twice and N.Faria that collected three points.

(6)The Pillows vs The Family(4)

T.Settino saves best for last with two third period goals

Unable to contain a key component, the Family had the unfortunate fate of going up against a goal hungry T.Settino. The Pillows forward scored twice in the third period including the game winner to help lead his club by a resilient opponent. At times, both sides looked like they handled the ball like a hand grenade, but that's only because it's the first game of the season. The Pillows had the luxury of playing with the lead which forced the Family to open up and take chances for a response. Four different players found the back of the net in the loss that included a pair of helpers-from J.Iacampo and M.Sasso. Apart -from T.Settino's big third period, the Pillows also had J.Pizzuco provide a pair at key moments of the game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to R.Hagen of the Brewers. Still going strong, the cerebral forward made plenty happen accumulating an impressive six points to help lead his club past the Devil Dawgz.

2019-01-17
D Division

Thursday January 17

(5)SBS Trashers vs Smooth Sailors(4) O.T

P.Manousos OT winner caps thrilling comeback for the Trashers

Trailing 4-2, the SBS Trashers E.Panzera and J.Guerriero scored in the final minutes to tee up P.Manousos's winner in overtime. Even if it's only the first game of the season, the SBS Trashers aren't taking games for granted after missing the playoffs. The message was sent loud and clear-from their leaders to play a little harder in order to get rewarded. Perhaps the Smooth Sailors may have felt in total control by trying to make fancy plays rather than locking the game down. After all, they dominated much of the second period and stretches of the third where the SBS Trashers had no solutions to respond with a goal. Unfortunately for the Smooth Sailors, a bad third period finish set up the stage for a horrible ending to their season debut.

(4)Legends vs United Arms Jr(5)

Pace kicks in third period for United Arms Jr

While all was well for two periods for the Legends, the same couldn't be said for the final frame. Being up 3-2 against a resilient hockey team isn't nearly enough unless you play to their level. The difference was that the United Arms Jr played to win while the Legends played not to lose. For nearly the entire final frame, the United Arms Jr dictated the pace by winning almost every loose ball battle. G.Jerjian scored twice during that span right before H.Jerjian put the final dagger with only two minutes left in the game. K.Kavanan helped set up three goals in the win while M.Paganon was the Legends best player with three points.

(6)JLR Brossard vs Underdogs(7) O.T

Barn burner favours Underdogs

More impressive on how the Underdogs got their goals was that they all came-from different players. By playing really hard, the Underdogs demonstrated their identity with this kind of result. No superstars were needed but an overall collective effort. Maybe the only concern was the amount of goals they gave up but that's easier said than done when playing the JLR Brossard. Unlike their opponents, J.Rochon was the superstar bagging an impressive five tallies out of the six that went in. To his help, Payam Assadi set him up four times while netting a marker. The Underdogs trailed 5-4 entering the third period before taking over with help-from F.Nasser, the captain J.Constantin and W.Aboud, who ended it off with the sudden death winner.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Manousos of the SBS Trashers. Knowing how important a good start top the season is, P.Manousos put the SBS Trashers on the right track with a huge overtime goal.

D Division

Thursday January 17

(5)SBS Trashers vs Smooth Sailors(4) O.T

P.Manousos OT winner caps thrilling comeback for the Trashers

Trailing 4-2, the SBS Trashers E.Panzera and J.Guerriero scored in the final minutes to tee up P.Manousos's winner in overtime. Even if it's only the first game of the season, the SBS Trashers aren't taking games for granted after missing the playoffs. The message was sent loud and clear-from their leaders to play a little harder in order to get rewarded. Perhaps the Smooth Sailors may have felt in total control by trying to make fancy plays rather than locking the game down. After all, they dominated much of the second period and stretches of the third where the SBS Trashers had no solutions to respond with a goal. Unfortunately for the Smooth Sailors, a bad third period finish set up the stage for a horrible ending to their season debut.

(4)Legends vs United Arms Jr(5)

Pace kicks in third period for United Arms Jr

While all was well for two periods for the Legends, the same couldn't be said for the final frame. Being up 3-2 against a resilient hockey team isn't nearly enough unless you play to their level. The difference was that the United Arms Jr played to win while the Legends played not to lose. For nearly the entire final frame, the United Arms Jr dictated the pace by winning almost every loose ball battle. G.Jerjian scored twice during that span right before H.Jerjian put the final dagger with only two minutes left in the game. K.Kavanan helped set up three goals in the win while M.Paganon was the Legends best player with three points.

(6)JLR Brossard vs Underdogs(7) O.T

Barn burner favours Underdogs

More impressive on how the Underdogs got their goals was that they all came-from different players. By playing really hard, the Underdogs demonstrated their identity with this kind of result. No superstars were needed but an overall collective effort. Maybe the only concern was the amount of goals they gave up but that's easier said than done when playing the JLR Brossard. Unlike their opponents, J.Rochon was the superstar bagging an impressive five tallies out of the six that went in. To his help, Payam Assadi set him up four times while netting a marker. The Underdogs trailed 5-4 entering the third period before taking over with help-from F.Nasser, the captain J.Constantin and W.Aboud, who ended it off with the sudden death winner.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Manousos of the SBS Trashers. Knowing how important a good start top the season is, P.Manousos put the SBS Trashers on the right track with a huge overtime goal.

2019-01-16
F Division

Wednesday January 16

(2)Fat Cats vs UD Redz(3)

Three second period goals help UD Redz edge the Fat Cats

Three goals in the second period alone gave the UD Redz a lead for good as they sailed past a familiar opponent 3-2 on Wednesday night. A.Ziade and M.Haber scored early in the frame, and H.Awada put his club up late in the same period leaving only a defensive third period to secure the close win. The Fat Cats attempted to level but struggled to penetrate the layers of defensive-from the UD Redz. M.Saint-Laurent finished the night with 26 saves allowing only G.DeMarinis to beat him both times. It wasn't long ago that both these teams met in the final with the UD Redz getting the better of the Fat Cats. If this game is an indication of what's to come, than the Fat Cats will need to overcome the psychological barrier versus a team that's in their heads.

(5)Carnage vs Scorpions (3)

M.Pace hat trick powers Carnage over Scorpions

It's hardly a coincidence that M.Pace did what he did on Wednesday night versus the Scorpions. The hardnosed forward wasted no time reminding his teammates what an important asset he is. Carnage entered the third period tied 3-3 with all three-goal coming-from M.Pace while getting the help of J.Bourlakos setting him up on all three occasions. And while his output was significant for the win, perhaps the biggest goal came-from M.Pontarelli, who snapped the tie just past the mid way mark of the third period. F.Pace went on to secure the win on a power play goal, and B.Madonis was flawless for nearly two full periods between the pipes for Carnage.

(4)Fat Roy vs Mighty Drunks(6)

Mighty Drunks catch fire with two big third period goals

With the game going back and forth, P.Chartier and M.Desrosiers provided the offense down the stretch for the Mighty Drunks in their close 6-4 win over Fat Roy. Both sides didn't play their best defensive game, and if it wasn't for O.Caillet taking care of the cage for the Mighty Drunks, this contest would have had a different outcome. Caillet was absolutely brilliant, especially in the second period where Fat Roy had a ton of chances to score. P.Elizardo did figure him out twice during that span but the Mighty Drunks still managed to escape the period up 3-2.Y.Dube showed no signs of rust providing two goals and a helper for the victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of Carnage. By providing three straight goals, Carnage was able to down the Scorpions to jump start the season on a high note.

2019-01-14
4 vs 4 Division

Monday January 14

Les Immigrant edge defending champs Chic Choc early before settling for split

Les Immigrant goaltender R.Ricaurte stopped all 18 shots he faced through regulation, and A.Addante along with A.Daghlian each scored in the shootout to provide an early season win. Neither side could have asked for a better performance-from their net minders. Despite the scoreless tie, the game did not lack excitement with both goaltenders stealing the show. Unhappy with the way things ended, Chic Choc had higher expectations heading into the second match. This time they found a way to generate more quality chances resulting in two goals per period. The turning point occurred in the final frame when Y.Belkassem scored to level the game at three goals apiece. Then, only a minute later, E.Gacem put the Chic Choc in front with his second and F.Peloquin made sure that nothing was going by him with half a period remaining. Both games were so evenly matched that a split did justice for the two sides.

(2)Les Immigrant vs Chic Choc(1) S.O

(4)Chic Choc vs Les Immigrant(3)

Dragons earn extra points in tight challenge with Yellow T-Shirts

With the first game favouring the Dragons 2-1 on a pair of slap shots-from G.DeMarinis and D.Gagnon, the second encounter needed the entire distance for the Yellow T-shirts to even the score. The holiday break showed signs of rust but both sides did an overall fine job keeping the games close. Pedram Assadi was huge in the opener making a few quality saves limiting the Yellow T-Shirts to only one goal. However, the Yellow T-Shirts felt it was only a question of time for their offense to kick into gear. And even though they broke out with three goals, it still wasn't enough to settle it in regulation time. This contest needed a shootout courtesy of two markers along with a flawless performance by M.Trivisonno. T.Bergomi, despite being out of action for a very long period, didn't seem to miss a beat for the Yellow T-Shirts as the sound defenseman provided all three points in the win. On the other end of the court, D.Gagnon was the Dragons best player, also as a defenseman accumulating a total of three goals in both games.

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

(5)Yellow T-Shirts vs Dragons(3) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Gagnon of the Dragons. After collecting the game winner in the first game versus the Yellow T-Shirts, D.Gagnon gave the Dragons every chance possible for the sweep by adding two more in the second contest.

2019-01-07
Legacy winners of 4vs4 division

Monday January 7

Legacy edges rival Armadillos in shootout to claim third straight title

In an entertaining final featuring two of the top teams of the division, Legacy made that one single play that separated the two sides. It was Payam Assadi's last shootout attempt along with F.Baratta's three consecutive saves that provided the victory and ultimately the championship. The night began with a bang for Legacy dominating the first period with five goals thanks to a G.Pisanelli hat trick. By finding themselves in such a deep hole, the Armadillos had only game two to focus on. The response was definitely a heavy one, with the Armadillos completely dominating the ensuing match. P.Lapointe opened the scoring right before K.Koutsogiannopoulos blasted a rocket giving F.Baratta no chance. With that 2-0 lead after one period, the Armadillos felt confident enough that a game three was on the horizon. Still, the night was-from being over for the two clubs leaving all but a twelve minute game and possibly some change to decide a winner. And perhaps as expected by many, neither side was able to edge out one another during that span. The game ended in a 2-2 tie leaving all but a dreaded breakaway competition. In the shootout, F.Baratta was brilliant keeping Legacy alive until Payam Assadi put the series to rest with his famous back hand move. On behalf of HockeyBalle.com, congratulations go out to George Panagiotopoulos and Legacy for claiming their third straight title.

(3)Armadillos vs Legacy (6) Game 1

(1)Legacy vs Armadillos (4) Game 2

(2)Armadillos vs Legacy (3) S.O Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frank Baratta of Legacy. The net minder did not disappoint, taking game one rather easily but more importantly denying three straight shootout attempts that enabled his club to take the series.

2018-12-20
Smooth Sailors winners of E Thursday division

Thursday December 20(Final)

(8)JLR Brossard vs Smooth Sailors(7) Game 1

JLR Brossard J.Pantelis jolts Smooth Sailors with first period hat trick

J.Pantelis was more relived that his team got the job done rather than posting a first period hat trick along with an assist. For the JLR Brossard, it was all about getting the victory. But sometimes winning a big hockey game doesn't always feel the way it's prepped up to be. This contest was an example of that with the JLR Brossard nearly squandering a massive lead before it was said and done. Down 8-3 heading into the third period, the Smooth Sailors decided to pick it up and almost evened the score if it wasn't for the clock to run out of time. Only a few more seconds was perhaps needed for this game to head into a shootout considering how dominant the Smooth Sailors were throughout the entire period. Despite the loss, the Smooth Sailors felt confident the way things ended and will look to apply their momentum into game two like they did only a week ago versus the Raging Rhinos.

(6)Smooth Sailors vs JLR Brossard(4) Game 2

Smooth Sailors rally to even series

Marco Diaco scored the go ahead goal at the 8:30 mark of the third period, and the Smooth Sailors rallied-from two down to beat the JLR Brossard 6-4 and tie the series at one game apiece. The comeback began early in the third period in large part due to the captain's sheer determination. J.Palmitano notched two quick goals, both with the help of M.Testolina before setting up his most valued line mate late in the match. Looking back, the JLR Brossard had to be wondering on how they couldn't close out the series, especially being up 4-2 with only one period remaining. After missing game one, G.Pisanelli added some fuel for the JLR Brossard by netting three out of his clubs four goals. With the series now tied, both sides focused on how to approach their most important fifteen minutes and possibly more in a game three do or die match up.

(2)JLR Brossard vs Smooth Sailors(4) Game 3

Captain J.Palmitano comes through in the clutch, Smooth Sailors celebrate as champions

There was no doubt that J.Palmitano was the best player out there for the two sides in the most important fifteen minutes of hockey. The captain used two precise wrist shots to find the back of the net while setting up both M.Testolina and Marco Diaco to stamp out the series with the JLR Brossard. The Smooth Sailors thought they had it wrapped up on a 2-0 lead with only four minutes left on the clock. It took only three minutes-from that point on that Payam Assadi fed G.Pisanelli and Joe DeStefano to level the contest at two goals apiece leaving only a minute in the game. Surely, both sides figured this was going into a five minute sudden death period. But when considering how potent the offense is from-both clubs, any shot at any given moment can turn the tides. Twenty seconds was all that it took-from the face off when M.Testolina found himself alone to riffle a one timer giving no chance to Pedram Assadi. Then, by grinding it out in the corner to waste valuable time, J.Palmitano fed Marco Diaco, who buried his one timer with no traffic around him. When looking back, both teams knew the circumstances going in with the mindset of playing desperate. Every player had the confidence and contributed in a big way with so much on the line. Nobody had to do anything special except for their job which ultimately got both these teams this far. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Joey Palmitano and the Smooth Sailors for capturing the E Thursday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Smooth Sailors. Who better than your captain to lead the way.The right handed sniper went on a scoring rampage accumulating two goals in each game that gave him a total of eleven points during the entire series.

2018-12-19
Carnage winners of F2 division

Wednesday December 19(F2 final)

(4)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks(3) Game 1

J.Bourlakos shorthanded goal holds up for Carnage

Rather than tying the game with a power play opportunity, the Mighty Drunks dug themselves deeper and ultimately paid the price in game 1. J.Bourlakos was clutch on two occasions for Carnage in the final fifteen minutes of play. First, he set up M.Pace to snap a 2-2 tie and then was able to double the lead with a man short. The Mighty Drunks managed to jump ahead twice during the match and only found themselves trailing when Pace struck early in the third period for his second of the game. Y.Dube scored twice in the loss while J-P.Bertrand scored once and collected an assist. With an hour to figure out what went wrong, the Mighty Drunks looked to correct some of their mistakes heading into game two.

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage (3) Game 2

Mighty Drunks repeat woes-from game 1, Carnage crowned champs

Maybe it's easier said than done but the Mighty Drunks couldn't avoid what happened to them in game two like in the previous encounter.  Twice they led like in the earlier meeting, and twice they gave up a third period shorthanded goal that stood for the winner. A golden opportunity towards the late stages of the game turned instantly into a nightmare for the Mighty Drunks. M.Pace scored shorthanded handed with less than two minutes remaining on the clock and Carnage bled out the clock en route to a wild victory. Entering the series, the Mighty Drunks understood that one of their main focuses was to try and slow down M.Pace. And while that's sounds like a reasonable task, some players are just that hard to contain. M.Pace was clearly vital in both wins scoring twice in game one and once in this contest that came in an extraordinary circumstance. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Fabio Pace and the rest of Carnage for getting it done

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marco Pace of Carnage. In a battle that could have easily gone either way, M.Pace was clutch providing three big goals at very crucial times during the series.

Underdogs winners of F1 division

Wednesday December 19(F1 final)

(8)Underdogs vs Fat Cats(5) Game 1

Late push not enough as Underdogs down Fat Cats

Getting the ball rolling by the third period just wasn't good enough for the Fat Cats. This game was arguably decided by the second period where the Underdogs outplayed and out battled their opponent for a 5-3 lead. Then, just to make matters worse, M-A Haber notched his second early in the third period with a deflating goal. Despite the bad sequence of event, the Fat Cats weren't throwing the towel just yet. G.Bampos and M.Elfassy did respond with back to back tallies to pull their club within one. However, time was running out and the Fat Cats were forced to pull G.Sangiovanni for the extra attacker only to see two empty net goals go against them. The win also came with the help of E.Salhany's two markers that included back to back tallies at key moments of the game.

(4)Fat Cats vs Underdogs (6) S.O Game 2

Underdogs rally to stun Fat Cats and claim F1 division title

Up 4-2 after two periods, the Fat Cats seemed destined to even the series with the Underdogs. But being up against a resilient hockey team like the Underdogs, nothing is finished until the final buzzer rings. The Fat Cats thought they had their opponent on the ropes until a power play goal by E.Salhany and an even strength-marker from N.Zahabi flipped the script. Still, the mission wasn't accomplished yet as a shootout was looming to see if the Fat Cats would extend the series or if the Underdogs could have stamped it on a victory. Often those scenarios come down to a coin toss but the Underdogs felt something special brewing instead. By sending three of their finest players to take the breakaways, E.Salhany rode his hot hand once more while M-A Haber followed up after setting up all four goals during the game. Unfortunately for the Fat Cats, they just couldn't figure out C.Malkoun, who had to deny only two attempts. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Joseph Constantin and the Underdogs for achieving a remarkable feat.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mark Anthony Haber. The crafty forward had plenty of offensive out put throughout both games. After scoring twice in game one that included the winner, Haber went on to set up all four goals in game two while providing a shootout marker that ultimately sealed the series.

2018-12-18
GK winners of Premier division

Tuesday December 18(Final)

(5)GK vs River Rats(3) Game 1

GK hold on to beat River Rats

In what was arguably the single best game of the season so far, the GK took it late in the contest to capture the win. There were breathtaking goals, plenty of scoring chances and heart stopping close calls in the final moments encased inside a breakneck pace sometimes seen at this level of a game. The River Rats, despite tying the game late courtesy of M.DeTorre found themselves immediately playing-from behind only seconds after the equalising goal. P.Genereaux came to rescue the GK right before J.Bradley secured all doubts. The win came with scoring efforts-from five different players while the River Rats saw M.Crialese do most of the damage with a pair of markers. The result may come as a disappointment, but the River Rats will look to take positives knowing that the game could have gone either way.

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

Y.Labonte's third period goal secures Premier division title for GK

It was a third period goal-from Y.Labonte that propelled the Gk to a 2-0 victory over the River Rats. Prior to that moment, both sides had their fair share of chances and enough shots to crack the barrier. And with the urgency lying on the River Rats backs, they just couldn't get their first. Props go to the GK defence and goaltender for keeping a clean score sheet versus a lethal River Rats hockey team. It's not often the River Rats go empty handed in a hockey game. Once Labonte opened the scoring, the pressure fell on everyone's shoulders to answerer back. Unfortunately for the River Rats, they kept hitting a wall and never got to the GK's net minder. K.Kuczmarski set up Labonte's winner and  J. Bradley summed up the series by feeding an empty cage. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Dahn Nguyen and the rest of the GK for capturing the Premier division title.

Punishers winners of D Tuesday division

Tuesday December 18(Final)

(2)Capitals vs Punishers (3) Game 1

P.Karvouriaris two late goals lift Punishers to command series lead

P.Karvouriaris scored two late goals, including the winner with less than two minutes remaining to help position the Punishers in the right direction. As expected, throughout the entire match, this contest remained close with both sides playing tentative in hopes of avoiding mistakes. If there was ever a time for your best players to show up, the Punishers definitely got it from their star-forward. P.Karvouriaris showed once again what an offensive threat he his. Unfortunately for the Capitals, they just couldn't hold him off long enough which now has them facing a huge hurdle if they plan on bouncing back.

(2)Punishers vs Capitals(1) S.O Game 2

A.Bitsakis excels in net, Punishers crowned winners of D Tuesday division

For a second straight game, the Punishers edged out the Capitals to claim the D Tuesday division championship. When the teams could not be separated after regulation time with a score of 1-1, the game moved into a penalty shootout where the Capitals missed on all three tries to hand the title to the Punishers. C.Gingras scored the lone goal during the breakaways while A.Bitsakis was heavily relied on to deny all three attempts. If there is one area that the Capitals will be looking back on, was their inability to capitalise with the man advantage. The Punishers played it risky visiting the penalty box several times but managed to kill it off due to their positioning and net minder making the difference. The Capitals did eventually tie the game fairly late thanks to M-A Morin. By then, both teams seemed tired and waited to try their luck in a shootout. Even though both goalies weren't the issue with C.Fortin occupying the net for the Capitals, something had to give. With that one goal coming-from C.Gingras, the Punishers were able to take it in the end. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to John Fidrilis and the Punishers for capturing the D Tuesday division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Bitsakis of the Punishers. The net minder couldn't have played a better series allowing only three goals in two games versus a high octane offense. In addition to all that, Bitsakis stopped all three shootout attempts to help lead his club to a championship.

2018-12-17
4 vs 4 Division playoffs

Monday December 17(Semi finals)

Legacy trounce Punishers to hit familiar territory

The start for Legacy on Monday night was an encouraging sign that their fate to the final would be just around the corner. G.Pisanelli and Payam Assadi kept finding each other as both players piled on the points combining for seven en route to a 4-2 victory. The Punishers knew heading into the second game that a good start was the way to go. And after striking first, the game plan appeared o be in motion. Then, in the span of only four minutes, the series came to a halt for the Punishers. Four straight goals had gone in during that span that came with scoring efforts-from four different players. The second period wasn't any better for the Punishers who surrendered two early goals before finally adding a pair. Payam Assadi scored early in the frame and eventually capped it off-from his favourite spot in front of the other teams net where be fed an empty cage on two occasions.

(4)Legacy vs Punishers (2) Game 1

(3)Punishers vs Legacy(8) Game 2

Corporation fight hard but fall in three to Armadillos

The Corporation faced perhaps their most difficult challenge looking to upset the division winners on Monday night. They battled hard taking game 2 after dropping the opening contest only to fall short in the end. By stretching the series into a twelve minute game, both sides knew it was up for grabs. But for the Armadillos, losing wasn't an option and it showed-from the get go when they riffled two quick goals to take control of the match. J.Bolanakis and G.Vouloumanos each tallied early and the Armadillos just made things complicated for the Corporation that were unable to respond. C.Stavriadis wasn't too busy but didn't take chances making some few key saves.

(5)Armadillos vs The Corporation (1) Game 1

(4)The Corporation vs Armadillos (1) Game 2

(4)Armadillos vs The Corporation (0) Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the Armadillos. Twelve minutes was all that was left over for the Armadillos season if not for Stavriadis keeping a clean score sheet. The net minder never gave hope or any sort of life to the Corporation with both teams season on the line.

The Armadillos and Legacy know each other way to well. With both teams having the talent and hockey sense, a strategic game plan will need to come into play. This series will be decided on who wants it more combined with basic factors such as goaltending, special teams and committed back checking. The Armadillos strength comes- from their back end with C.Stavriadis guarding the cage along with M.DoCouto, K.Koutsogiannopoulos and G.Bouchard taking care of the defensive line. As for Legacy, a quick transition game-from their defence to their many skilled forwards up front makes them the team they are. Barring extreme circumstances look for this series to go the ultimate distance.

Chic Choc winners of 4vs4 division

Monday December 17(Final)

Chic Choc captures championship in shootout versus Degenerates

Chic Choc captured a victorious run on Monday night by going the ultimate distance to edge out the Degenerates. The loss stung the Degenerates who felt they deserved better considering how well they played the final two games. The problem however took place between the pipes. F.Peloquin was exceptional and arguably the reason why his club prevailed in the end. The Chic Choc were clearly better in the first encounter but seemed to lose their energy level as the night went on. It was by the second game that the Degenerates took over with loads of ball possession that resulted in plenty scoring chances. After levelling the series with a 3-1 score, twelve minutes and possibly a shootout was all that was left for the two sides in order to succeed. The series was so extremely close that a twelve minute period wasn't enough. Unfortunately, it came down to the dreaded penalty shots in order to claim a winner. Out of the six combined attempts, M.Ethier had the final say when he faked out P.Assadi. F.Peloquin continued-from where he left off stopping all three breakaways his way. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out o Frederick Peloquin and the Chic Choc for winning the 4vs4 division.

(3)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (2) Game 1

(3)Degenerates vs Chic Choc(1) Game 2

(3)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (2) S.O Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederick Peloquin of the Chic Choc. With goaltending such a big part of the game, F.Peloquin was simply that good making save after save to help lead his club to glory.

2018-12-16
Shockers winners of E Sunday division

Sunday December 16(Final)

(1)Shockers vs Lynx(4) Game 1

Lynx ride 2 power play goals to grab series lead

With the special teams being a significant part of hockey, the Lynx were able to capitalise on their chances while the Shockers went empty handed on their lone occasion. The Lynx managed to kill off a two minute minor penalty late in the first period to keep the game levelled at one goal apiece. It was by the second frame that the wheels were in motion for the Lynx. On their two chances, P.Stroubakis and J.Lang each scored with the help of Y.Vanasse. Both goals came with crisp passes and in tune plays giving almost no chance for the Shockers defence and net minder. That sequence provided the Lynx a 3-1 lead heading into the third period where they bared down and shut the door the rest of the way. S.Catalano had the difficult task of limiting the Shockers to only one goal on 30 shots but managed to keep the goal scoring low courtesy of his brilliant play in net.

(2)Lynx vs Shockers (6) Game 2

Shockers offense kicks into motion after dry game 1

No matter how well the Lynx played the Shockers in the previous game by limiting them to only one goal they just couldn't do it for a second straight game. Good teams that carry plenty of punch up front may have a dry spell here and there but rarely for two consecutive games. The Shockers eventually broke out by the second period and carried the momentum until the early stages of the final frame where they strung four unanswered goals to take command of the match.And who better than some of their big guns to get the ball rolling. C.DeBonis and J.Blunt each scored twice combining for seven points while J.Blackman had his hand in the Shockers first three markers to help stage a comeback in the series. The Lynx felt they played a tight overall game except for a short span that ultimately hurt them in the end.

(3)Shockers vs Lynx(0) Game 3

Shockers crowned winners on M.Harrison shutout

The Shockers celebrated the E Sunday championship, and they did it thanks to an extremely typical methodical win against the Lynx. M.Harrison was brilliant once again stopping every ball his way and M.Blackman was the mastermind behind setting up J.Blunt and P-J Gauthier for a 2-0 lead. From -the beginning of game 2, the Shockers were successful closing out and wearing down the Lynx scorers. Even though the Lynx didn't get the help they needed, plenty has to do with the Shockers fantastic effort. By overcoming a 1-0 series deficit with two solid games, the Shockers felt worthy of what they achieved in the end. On behalf of HockeyBalle.com, congratulations go out to Matthew Blackman and the rest of his teammates for capturing the big prize.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Harrison of the Shockers. With his team in desperate need of two straight wins, M.Harrision did not disappoint with two incredible performances that saw the net minder allow only one goal.

2018-12-14
The Peters winners of Masters 35+ division

Friday December 14(Final)

(7)The Peters vs HBHA(2) Game 1

The Peters strike first with dominant game 1 win over HBHA

The Peters jumped ahead in their opening game versus the HBHA on Friday night. While the game started close, a late second period power play goal helped the Peters pull away and win comfortably. The HBHA had missed on a golden chance to level the game at three goals apiece on their power play, instead J.Morina struck shorthanded creating a two goal gap heading into the third and final period. That goal clearly deflated the HBHA, who had no more bite in their game surrendering three more markers. Three players paired goals in the win coming-from R.Placentino, M.Crialese and by the captain J.Morina , who went on to add two assists.

 (5)HBHA vs The Peters(3) Game 2

C.Stavriadis helps HBHA bounce back to even the series

J.Kontitsis , C.Stavriadis and the rest of the HBHA remained cool after a forgettable defeat. Stavriadis made 31 saves, his captain J.Kontitsis opened and closed the scoring and the HBHA bounced right back into the series to force a mini game. The focus entering the contest was to pick one another up and play close as a team like they have been doing for the longest of time. The HBHA simply played to their strength that resulted in a perfect result. The Peters only got on board by the third period when the game was already put out of reach. Prior to that point, the HBHA scored three times while applying a determined man on man defensive style. With game three looming only minutes away, both sides took the time to analyse what was ahead of them knowing that it was now or never.

(5)The Peters vs HBHA(0) Game 3

Quick start pays dividends, Peters pull away to glory

It seemed like the Peters had all the answers on what to do in a short period of time. After getting an early goal, every single player felt that they weren't going to be denied. Once again, J.Morina made an impact, this time scoring the Peters second and fourth goal of the game. At no point did the HBHA show any sort of push back. By giving up two early goals and an eventual power play marker, the writing was already on the wall. The victory capped a near perfect season for the Peters by not only finishing first in the regular season but by achieving their ultimate goal. The players felt throughout the season that this was a championship group, and by getting the final reward was just the icing on the cake. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Johnny Morina and the Peters for capturing the Masters 35+ division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Morina of the Peters. Being a captain bears lots of responsibly and decision making. J.Morina was influential in both games behind the bench and on the court where he collected a total of four goals and two assists to help carry his club to the finish line.

2018-12-13
E Division playoffs

Thursday December 13(Semi finals)

(7)Raging Rhinos vs Smooth Sailors(2) Game 1

Second period explosion sets the pace for the Rhinos

Despite their horrific start allowing two shorthand goals on the very same power play, the Smooth Sailors put it past them with a heavy response late in the frame. However, once the second period hit, the Smooth Sailors fell apart at the seams. The Raging Rhinos took over completely striking four times without any push back. M.Nikas was part of the onslaught earning his hat trick after notching his clubs two shorthanded goals early in the game. Only three players found the back of the net out of the seven that went in. A.Papazian and J.Tzanetakos shared two goals each and F.Levasseur kept the door shut for two straight periods.

(5)Smooth Sailors vs Raging Rhinos(2) Game 2

Smooth Sailors Thwart Rhinos stars and even the series

S.Liparota had two goals and an assist and the Smooth Sailors found a way to slow down the Raging Rhinos high scoring players. The Smooth Sailors knew they had to come out stronger and did a great job early on winning the opening frame 3-1. And even though the second period belonged to the Raging Rhinos courtesy of a lone goal-from S.Pilon, the Smooth Sailors would eventually take over by the third. Liparota and C.Fragkiudakis wasted no time netting goals only minutes apart and G.Follano wasn't going to let this one slip away after a three goal cushion.

(3)Raging Rhinos vs Smooth Sailors(5) Game 3

Momentum continues over into game 3, Sailors advance to final

The Smooth Sailors couldn't have scripted a better end to their night. After being embarrassed in game one, this series flipped the other way with the Smooth Sailors earning two big consecutive wins. In the span of only five minutes, the Smooth Sailors put on an impressive display. Four different players had scored before M.Broccoli buried his second late in the game to secure and seal the series. The Raging Rhinos did have the better start jumping out to a 1-0 lead but quickly found themselves fighting -from behind.

(7)JLR Brossard vs Legends(6) S.O Game 1

Unlikely hero Joe DeStefano saves the day for JLR Brossard

If not for a very late goal by J.DeStefano, the JLR Brossard would have found themselves trailing in the series. Instead, the hardnosed forward not only scored once but struck for a second time late in the game to force a shootout. This contest swung back and forth several times with the JLR Brossard bouncing to a 3-0 lead. Then, after regrouping in between periods, a strong message was sent-from P.Santullo and the Legends would take over with a massive wave of goals. Five straight had gone in for the veteran side before a late push by the JLR Brossard complicated matters. With the shootout as the only determining factor, M.Gagnon and Payam Assadi came through for the win while A.Jalilvand was the only player to beat Pedram Assadi.

(2)Legends vs JLR Brossard(11) Game 2

Legends overpowered by superior opponent

To summarise this match up, the JLR Brossard were plain and simple the better of the two sides. Plenty of broken plays led to counter attacks. And when you have to go up against lines and duos consisting of J.Rochon, P.Assadi , J.Pantelis and G.Pisanelli just to name a few, you're asking for trouble. That kind of talent will almost never miss when given decent chances. The Legends had no choice but to go for it, but in doing so, a deadly counter attack would just make matters worse. Payam Assadi scored the most earning a hat trick.S.Robineault struck twice and nearly every player recorded at least one point in the onslaught.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe DeStefano of the JLR Brossard. If not for his two goals that included a huge late marker, the JLR Brossard ran the risk of playing two consecutive games in order to pass the semi final round.

With the E Thursday division down to only two teams, the JLR Brossard will face the Smooth Sailors for all the marbles. Both these teams have arguably the top two guns of the division. G.Pisanelli being one of them for the JLR side,and M.Testolina for the Smooth Sailors. Since offense won't be the deciding factor, both teams will need to figure out each others tendencies to limit the damage. An obvious point will rely on the goaltenders to remain sharp. G.Follano and Pedram Assadi will perhaps be the reason why either team will be hoisting the trophy when it's said and done.

2018-12-12
F Division playoffs

Wednesday December 12(Semi finals)

(7)Knights vs Mighty Drunks(6) Game 2

Desperation kicks in third period for Knights to level the series

An average two periods of hockey kept the Knights scrambling for answers. Knowing that it was now or never, a massive third period push ultimately put them over the top to extend the series with the Mighty Drunks. Y.St-Georges single handily carried much of the load as he's been doing for most of the season. In tonight's case, the highly skilled forward struck four times while setting up two teammates. Most of his damage occurred when it counted the most by the third period where he riffled three goals along with a helper. A.Jalilvand contributed as well with five points that included two goals. The Mighty Drunks felt that they let this one slip away but still had a shot at redeeming themselves in a third and deciding game.

(4)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (2) Game 3

V.Mancini powers Mighty Drunks to punch ticket for the final

In the short span of fifteen minutes, V.Mancini did a whole lot to help send his club through to the final. The slick forward scored twice, set up a goal and added some grit visiting the penalty box for at least four minutes. Both sides' traded early goals up until Mancini created a gap helping provide a significant 3-1 lead. A.Jalilvand did narrow the margin to only one with his second but that was as close as it got. The Mighty Drunks made it a point to shadow Y.St-Georges a little closer and did a perfect job keeping him off the score sheet. He didn't receive many shots but O.Caillet gave his club a chance to play with the lead which made a big difference.

(5)Decepticons vs Carnage (6) Game 2

Carnage sticks to last week's game plan

By simply applying hard work and keeping it simple, Carnage would once again edge out the Decepticons with an identical score as last week's game. Another consistency that played into the win was the constant threat of M.Pace. The Carnage forward never takes a night off as it's the only way he knows how to play. Pace scored two goals while setting up J.Bourlakos and D.DiGiacomo Jr's game winning goal. Considering how dominant he was only a week ago by netting a hat trick, the Decepticons were stuck playing without N.Delia. They did get some balanced scoring-from M.Deninno and Y.Leroux but it just wasn't enough in the end.

(1)Left Wings vs Underdogs (5) Game 2

Never say die Underdogs bring it to the limit

Whether it was complacency-from the Left Wings end or that the Underdogs were that much hungrier, this game wasn't close at all for what was on the line. The Underdogs clearly showed that they wanted it more. J.Eid benefited with a late first period power play goal and the snow ball effect was in motion for the duration of the game. The Left Wings, no matter how hard they tried just weren't able to keep up with a quicker side. The win came with scoring efforts-from five different players along with stellar goaltending by M.St-Laurent. Since game three was only moments away, the Left Wings already had the thought on how to approach their biggest match of the season.

(3)Underdogs vs Left Wings(1) S.O Game 3

Down to the wire, Underdogs survive wild finish

They would have loved nothing more than to end it in regulation but the Underdogs couldn't hold off a devastating buzzer beater-from J.Tzanetakos. With that tally, each side were stuck playing a five minute sudden death period and possibly a shootout to decide who would further their season or end it earlier than hoped for. But it wasn't in the overtime period that a winner would prevail. After sending some of their highly skilled players to take the breakaways, the Underdogs would eventually win the shootout and advance to the final. E.Salhany barely beat B.Verducci as the ball slowly tricked behind the net minder while M-A Haber used a sneaky move at the last second to fake out Verducci securing the victory. On the other end of the court, M.St-Laurent had the difficult challenge of going up against players such as J.Adamou and G.Gaitanis but still managed to deny both attempts.

(3)Horsemen vs Fat Cats(13) Game 2

Fat Cats pull away in second half of the game

For about half the game, this contest was still very up for grabs. Each side traded three first period goals and the Fat Cats only led 4-3 till the ten minute mark of the second period. Then, the Horsemen fell off a cliff and the Fat Cats kept whaling away with goal after goal. S.Hrivnak led the way with four markers followed with G.DeMarinis and J.Mancini as both players each tallied twice. The turning point perhaps occurred late in the second period when the Fat Cats strung two late goals for a four goal cushion. It was evident by then that the Horsemen lost motivation as they saw their season slowly bleed away giving up six more in a row.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Val Mancini of the Mighty Drunks. In his clubs most important game of the season, V.Mancini went on a tear, scoring two goals while adding an assist en route to a 4-2 win over the Knights.

The F1 & F2 divisions are now down to its final two teams. The F1 will feature the top two teams going at it with the Underdogs taking on the Fat Cats. This series will be determined on if the Fat Cats can match the intensity and work etiquette of the Underdogs. If they can, than look for the Fat Cats game breakers to make the difference, if not, the Underdogs will grind it out with their resilient style. As for the other final, Carnage will take on the Mighty Drunks for the big prize. Both teams are similar in many respects except for one key component. The Mighty Drunks have to make it a point on how to slow down M.Pace. If they figure that out than they'll have a chance, if not, look for Carnage to prevail.

2018-12-11
Premier division playoffs

Tuesday December 11(Semi finals)

(3)River Rats vs Black Knights (0) Game 2

Black Knights offense halted in shutout loss, River Rats reach final stage

Unable to reverse their trend in the previous encounter, the Black Knights just couldn't dissect the River Rats defence. Both sides knew the game was going to be tight and understood fully well how important that first goal would be. M.Crialese was able to crack the barrier followed immediately with another tally-from J.Morina just prior to the opening frame ending. Despite their being enough hockey for a response, the Black Knights kept getting chewed up in the neutral zone struggling to generate any sort of offense. M.Dettorre would eventually add an insurance marker while C.Stavriadis pushed away every shot his way to record a shutout. The River Rats couldn't have asked for a better display of hockey throughout the series. In both games, they dominated the offensive generating a total of eight goals and in their own back end where they just allowed one tally.

(9)GK vs United Armenians (0) Game 2

GK cruise with easy win over United Armenians

One thing has been clear this season so far, the GK take no prisoners. By winning as easily as they did, the GK have a lot going for them in the days to come. It's often looked like they're playing a video game with the settings permanently placed at rookie level with little to no resistance-from their opponents. But this was only step one for the highly skilled GK, who still have plenty of work ahead of them before reaching their final destination. Their next opponent is a completely different animal. The River Rats will look to go toe to toe with their rival adversary. And when considering how well they fared versus the Black Knights, the final can only suggest for a clash of two power houses. Look for the two sides to play a close and intense style game that can easily go either way.

D Division playoffs

Tuesday December 11(Semi finals)

(5)Punishers vs Bramabulls(7) S.O Game 1

A.Moffa's late goal saves game 1 for Bramabulls

A.Moffa was able to force a shootout when bagging his second goal very late in the game. In the shootout, G.Follano excelled denying two breakaways while A.Mirolla and M.Maggiore made sure to bury their chances. Both sides knew the importance of winning the this encounter, especially how tight this series would be. The Bramabulls did plenty of good things except for containing a key player-from the other side. And although they understood his threat, C.Gingras still got his way riffling four out of the five Punishers goals. With game one going in the Bramabulls favour, the Punishers had an hour to patiently wait and regroup to try and extend the series.

(2)Bramabulls vs Punishers(5) Game 2

Punishers clearly ready in bounce back game

Challenged by their captain J.Fidrilis to compete harder and raise their level of play, the Punishers stormed back with authority in order to force a third and deciding game. This contest was completely dominated-from the Punishers riding a 4-0 lead heading into the third period. The only time the Bramabulls got on board came fairly late in the game, and twice with power play goals-from the every same A.Moffa. Apart-from that, nothing went well for the Bramabulls. After setting up A.Laramee to get the ball rolling, C.Gingras eventually reminded his opposition that he wasn't done just yet. Gingras went on to add the Punishers last two tallies to secure a must win game.

(3)Punishers vs Bramabulls(1) Game 3

Game three hero A.Laramee sends Punishers to big dance

There was no doubt that A.Laramee was the key component of this important game. By providing his clubs first two goals, the Punishers would never look back completing a well earned accomplishment. The Bramabulls didn't address their foes-from game two and that was to get the better start. Only six minutes had gone by when Laramee spread his magic. Still not out of it yet, A.Mirolla kept the Bramabulls playoff hopes alive by cutting the lead in half. Unfortunately, one of the major problems that kept the scoring low for the Bramabulls was the play of A.Bitsakis. The young net minder remained cool and collective, and unless it was a grade A scoring chance, Bitsakis would not falter. Looking back, the Bramabulls had to figure out a way to try and capture the lead in their last two games in order to have a chance. The Punishers did their part and showed why they are deserving of reaching the final.

(8)Capitals vs AREZ(1) Game 1

Capitals continue onslaught into playoffs

Whether its the regular season or the post season, the Capitals had nothing changed-from their game. AREZ realised this despite formulating a disciplined game plan to limit the damage. C.Bezeau hit the net twice for a 2-0 lead and eventually added his third early in the final frame to complete a hat trick. By going down as early as they did, AREZ had no choice but to open up the game. And by doing so like struggling to get out of quick sand, the desperate side just kept sinking deeper. S.Morello took advantage collecting four consecutive points that included two goals. The only bright spot for the AREZ came in the third period when A.Zarzour finally got the better of C.Fortin. This loss would give J.Constantin one hour on how to dissect a very difficult opponent that barely has flaws in their game.

(2)AREZ vs Capitals(5) Game 2

AREZ couldn't put themselves in comfort zone

The one area that the AREZ have that is effective is their play with the lead. However, for a second straight game, they just couldn't get that first goal to try and make life difficult for the Capitals. Instead, the reverse happened and a duplicate scenario-from game one translated into this contest. The Capitals did all of their scoring in the first two periods that saw M-A Morin and his captain M.Champagne notch two goals each. AREZ did continue to fight winning the final stretch courtesy of P.Kawkab and J.Hassan but it just wasn't nearly enough. Even though the Capitals played this one with only eight players, it just didn't matter for how skilled they are. Perhaps, it would have been more difficult if they trailed but it wasn't the case largely thanks to C.Fortin, who was absolutely brilliant throughout the entire series.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to A.Bitsakis of the Punishers. With goaltending so important at this stage of the season, Bitsakis did not disappoint winning back to back games where he limited the Bramabulls to only three goals.

With both series coming to an end, the league leading Capitals will take on a very resilient Punishers team. Even though the Capitals won the season series 2-1, the Punishers did take the last one to hand the Capitals their only loss. There is no doubt that both these clubs are loaded with talent in all areas of their game. With that being said, the small details will come into play between winning and losing. Look for staying out of the penalty box as perhaps the most important thing to avoid for how well both sides move the ball.

2018-12-10
4x4 Monday

4x4 Monday

Monday December 10

Chic Choc get shocked in first game come back in style to take the series.

After two disappointing losses last week for the Black Eagles, the team decided to show up in game 1 and surprises everyone by playing a hard fought battle and making the first place teams life difficult. S. Bois-Chasse did the majority of the damage scoring three for his club. The first place team decided in the next two games to play more to their style and demonstrate why they finished first by routing the Black Eagles. From goalie F. Gaudet-Peloquin playing solid in between the pipes to the multiple offensive weapons finding the back of the net. The Chic Choc used their entire bench to reach the finals.

(2) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (4) Semi Finals Game 1

(4) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (0) Semi Finals Game 2

(2) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (1) Semi Finals Game 3

Two long time rivals exchange wins and need a mini game to come out with a winner.

Both teams have come accustomed to playing against each other as both teams have been in the division for a while. The Degenerates came out punching in this one making sure their opponent would be feared the whole night long. That game style worked during the first game as the Degenerates took a commanding five goal lead and P. Assadi made sure to turn every shot he faced away. But it was the 1 Timers goal to demonstrate that they were push over on this night and fought back into the series taking the game to the shoot out as P-A. Surprenant and T. Daigneault were the only contributors each notching a pair of goals. J. Courteau on his own decided that the Degenerates would win the series and made sure the momentum switch would not last as he individually scored another two goals in the last mini game.

(0) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (5) Semi Finals Game 1

(4) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (3) S.O. Semi Finals Game 2

(0) 1 Timer vs Degenerates (3) Semi Finals Game 3

Carmoni upset in quarters as The Corporation reaches the semis.

The Corporation showed up in fashion tonight making sure they reach the semis. The Corporation are well aware of what the individuals on their roster can provide them and will be expecting a lot more from them to make sure the remainder of the playoffs go just as well. F. Gentile and Y. Derohannessian were the main contributors for The Corporation as they each scored a hat trick in game 1 and 3 respectively. L. Dias also played three solid games pushing away as many shots as he faced being at the top of his game.

(3) Carmoni vs The Corporation (4) Quarter Finals Game 1

(6) Carmoni vs The Corporation (5) S.O. Quarter Finals Game 2

(1) Carmoni vs The Corporation (4) Quarter Finals Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frederick Gaudet-Peloquin of the Chic Choc. After a bad first game the net minder turned up his game and only allowed one goal the remainder of the series to ensure his club makes it tto the finals.

The 4X4 Division 1 semi finals match ups are as follows:

Division 1

(1) Armadillos vs The Corporation (5) The Corporation are a top confidence level having upset their opponent to make the semis, the Armadillos are no strangers to busting bubbles and they will try just that in that series.

(2) Legacy vs Punishers (Mon) (3) Two very evenly talented teams match up in this series with a lot of playoff and hockey experience. Only time will tell who comes out on top, but the most talented players will need to shine.

The 4X4 Division 2 finals match ups are as follows:

Division 2

(1) Chic Choc vs Degenerates (3) The Chic Choc will need to play a similar style of game to come out on top on this one while the Degenerates will be expecting everyone on the bench to help out and contribute somehow.

2018-12-09
E Thursday + Sunday

E Thursday + Sunday

Sunday December 9

(6) Lynx vs Brew Crew (7) Semi Finals Game 1

Brew Crew stun Lynx with unexpected second period. Late push not enough to capture game 1.

Lynx start off game in the best fashion by taking a two goal lead thanks in part J. Lang. But you can never count out the Brew Crew you got right back into the game and put the Lynx on the ropes and kept on punching taking a commanding four goal lead into the third period. Unfortunately for the Brew Crew the Lynx started fighting back and slowly cut down the lead. Until M. Rheaume scored his second of the game with less than two minutes to go. J. Lang was able to score two more goals in the final two minutes but the time ran out on the Lynx chances of tying up the game.

(3) Shockers vs Butchers (4) O.T. Semi Finals Game 1

Tight game between two teams gets decided in overtime.

Both teams are aware of how important the playoffs are and it seemed like both teams brought their A game. As each team went back and forth exchanging the lead until the final buzzer of regulation. With six different players finding the back of the net. With the extra frame starting up it was anyone's game. With C. Chirola notching the game winning goal with his shot finding the back of the net as M. Harrison had no chance on that one.

(5) Lynx vs Brew Crew (4) Semi Finals Game 2

Lynx don't make same mistake twice, make sure to control the lead until the final buzzer.

With over an hour to think about what went wrong with the first game the Lynx needed to make sure to keep the game close this time around and not dig themselves a huge hole. But D. Colatosti was going to make sure to not make life easy for the Lynx as the veteran forward scored the first three goals for his club. As the game was all tied up in the third, the Lynx finally got in front and S. Catalano shut the door the remainder of the way to secure the win.

(3) Lynx vs Brew Crew (2) O.T. Semi Finals Game 3

Game goes the entire distance with an extra frame needed to decide a winner.

It only takes one extremely talented player to switch on the light switch when the game is on the line to take the game to overtime. The Brew Crew had an extremely great start with N. Harvey and M. Rheaume each finding the back of the net and taking a two goal lead. But R. Beaver could not watch his season come to an end on this night, and the extremely talented forward single handedly scored two goals to take the game to overtime. Where J. Labadie was able to solve and find a way to beat C. Muccino to take his team to the finals.

(5) Shockers vs Butchers (4) O.T. Semi Finals Game 2

Butchers come so close to end the game on so many occasions but Shockers end game early in overtime to ensure a mini game.

The Butchers demonstrated that every time the Shockers were going to take a lead that they would retaliate and score a goal to tie it all up. As this happened on four different occasions where the Butchers were not going their first game victory go to a waste. The butchers tried so hard to overcome that hump in the third but M. Harrison shut the door until J. Blunt was finally able to score in overtime to send this game to a mini game.

 (4) Shockers vs Butchers (1) Semi Finals Game 3

With the momentum shift in full swing and the Butchers feeling tired Shockers take over.

With an important game three on the line and everyone's season on the line it all came to the last fifteen minutes. It seemed like the Butchers were all gazed out as they did not have enough juice left in the tank to play any longer. The Shockers being fully aware of the situation took control of the game and continued to hammer the nail in the coffin by mounting an three goal lead to make sure the Butchers could not get back into it.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Labadie of the Lynx. With a final push needed and a final goal to send his team to the finals Joel came out big for his club ensuring that his team has a chance for the final.

The E Thursday + Sunday finals match ups are as follows:

E Thursday + Sunday

(1) Shockers vs Lynx (2) The top two teams of the regular season will go head to head in the finals. Both young teams are accustomed to playing on a high stage as each team has made it to the finals in recent seasons. Each team will need to play to their strength and shut down the opposing teams forwards to have a chance to win.

2018-12-07
Masters 35+ division

Masters (35+)

Friday December 7

(6) Bramabulls vs HBHA (3) Semi Finals Game 1

Bramabulls get thing started on the right foot with a dominating performance.

From the initial ball drop the Bramabulls seemed like they were playing at a higher level. The team decided to bring their gameplay to a whole other level. Defenceman F. Dominianni made sure his blistering slap shot was feared all night scoring two goals for his club. While M. Pololos was the sole player from HBHA to seem to have an answer for C. Muccino.

(6) The Peters vs Stones (4) Semi Finals Game 1

The Peters too much to handle in the first game of the semis.

The Stones knew they would need to limit their opponents’ chances and play a defensively responsible game and let the few opportunities make the difference in this game. Unfortunately, once the game started the game plan was out the window and the tones were trying to play an offensive minded game. R. Placentino the talented forward came out big for his club solving R. Ricaurte on multiple occasions and completing his natural hat trick in the third period. The Stones used a team effort having four different players find the back of the net.

(3) Bramabulls vs HBHA (4) Semi Finals Game 2

After an hour-long break, HBHA comes up with a new game plan to come up with the win.

With over an hour to think about what went wrong with the first game the HBHA needed a better start and a better team effort to come up with the win. With the starting the same way as the last one the Bramabulls coming out strong and taking a one goal lead into the second. C. Stavriadis came out strong stopping every ball he faced and allowed his team to come out strong and slowly gain momentum. As the third period started the tides shifted as M. Pololos and G. Vouloumanos finally got their team a lead they could control and come out with the win. The Bramabulls tried firing with all cylinders but it was to late we needed a game 3 to decide this series out.

(1) Bramabulls vs HBHA (2) Semi Finals Game 3

With the momentum on their side the HBHA continue their strong play and come out with the win.

With the momentum on their side it all came down to a decisive game three to decide the winner and the one moving forward to the finals. With every player on both benches knowing how important this game was for their club played to the top of their talents. J. Kontitsis came out big scoring both goals for his club and making sure the captain lead by example. While on the other side M. Diaco was the sole player to solve C. Stavriadis.

(9) The Peters vs Stones (4) Semi Finals Game 2

Game 2 not much different from Stones as The Peters continue to roll on all cylinders.

With an hour break and enough time to calm the troops and to come up with a new game plan, it did not seem like it did much help as the results were very similar. It seems like as the game wore on the Stones did not have the legs or the man power to run after The Peters as they controlled the second and third period. M. Denino who just showed up for the second game made his mark scoring two goals and R. Placentino continued to be explosive scoring another four goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Kontitsis of the HBHA. The captain lead by eample in the most important game of the playoffs and found the back of the net twice ensuring his club made it past the semis and into the finals.

The Masters (35+) finals match ups are as follows:

Masters (35+)

(1) The Peters vs HBHA (3) Both teams play a very similar style of play. A hard nose style where each player will pay the price to go into the boards and in front of the net. THE Peters have a bit more firepower that HBHA will need to be aware of and make sure those players are always accounted for.

2018-12-06
E Thursday

E Thursday + Sunday

Thursday December 6

(3) Shockers vs Smooth Sailors (5) Inter Division

In an impressive battle of both teams Smooth Sailors come up on top at the end.

Two evenly matched up teams went up against each other tonight and the entertainment value of the game did not give out. With the game tied up at three goals a piece in the third, both teams started to play an undisciplined game and got into a penalty issue. Until L. Pennimpede scored with two minutes to go on the game. As the Smooth Sailors continued the undisciplined game, they gave all the necessary chances to the Shockers to get back into it, but J. Palmitano scored an empty netter to put the game away.

(2) Raging Rhinos vs Legends (3)

With entire standings left to be decided with the last game of the season, both teams had to bring their A game.

With the standings and the season coming down to the most crucial game of the season everything needed to be laid out and left on the playing field. Everything got decided in the second quarter as the Legends seemed to have the upper hand. With J. Courteau, A. Zarzour and E. Gabrielli were each able to solve N. Mauro. R. Ranieri did just enough stopping 28 shots and containing the high-powered offense of the Raging Rhinos to only two goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Rino Ranieri of the Legends. With the most important game of the season on line deciding important playoff matchups. The veteran netminder stood on his head and limit the high-power offensive power of the Raging Rhinos to only two goals on 30 shots.

The E Thursday semi finals match ups are as follows:

E Thursday

(1) Raging Rhinos vs Smooth Sailors (4) Both teams have a talented and deep offensive lineup, as this series seems like a high scoring affair. Both teams will need their goaltenders to step up and make those important saves when it all comes down.

(2) JLR Brossard vs Legends (3) JLR will need a full bench in this series as the Legends will never stop running and going after the ball. With the high-powered offense going up against a more defensive minded team it will be entertaining to see who prevails.

The E Sunday semi finals match ups are as follows:

E Sunday

(1) Shockers vs Butchers (4) The Shockers have demonstrating their willingness all season long and this series will be no different, but you can never count the Butchers out as they always have a few tricks up their sleeves.

(2) Lynx vs Brew Crew (3) Experience vs the young guns who will prevail? Only time will tell as both sides play an extremely different game style both games in series should be entertaining to watch and should have multiple storylines.

2018-12-05
F Wednesday

F Wednesday

Wednesday December 5

(6) Carnage vs Decepticons (5) Semi finals Game 1

Late push not enough for Decepticons to get back into the game.

From the initial ball drop it seemed like the Decepticons were always a step behind their opponents in what should have been the most important game of the year. As Carnage started mounting a significant lead thanks in large part to G. Gammieri and M. Pace who each scored a pair of important goals. As the Decepticons finally woke up in the third, N. Delia was his usual self scoring a natural hat trick but it was to late to come out with the win.

(5) Underdogs vs Left Wings (7) S.O. Semi finals Game 1

Tight game comes down to the penalty shots to declare a winner.

A tight game saw both teams go pound for pound in the scoring department until the penalty shots, where a winner was finally declared. Both teams are known for their hard-working ethic and used a group effort to find the back of the net. F. Nasser was the sole player from the Underdogs who found the back of the net twice while J. Adamou and D. Provost Jarry did the majority of the damage scoring five goals together. The Underdogs will need to be more careful of the heavy hitters from the other side.

(7) Fat Cats vs Horsemen (3) Semi finals Game 1

Fat Cats all about business in their first playoff game.

A team that sees success on a yearly basis knows way to well how to deal with the pressure and to turn up the intensity when needed. Tonight, was no different as they brought forth their best effort and showed the Horsemen, they will have an extremely difficult battle to come out on top. The Fat Cats used their entire lineup tonight to take advantage using six different goal scorers and G. Sangiovanni was at the top of his game pushing away almost twenty shots.

(8) Mighty Drunks vs Knights (4) Semi finals Game 1

The Knights allowed the Mighty Drunks to walk all over them during the first two periods.

From the initial ball drop the Mighty Drunks were all over the Knights having goalie S. Sauk number scoring eight unanswered goals. Once the hole was to big to overcome the Knights finally woke up in the third and starting to slowly clay themselves back into the game. But the hole was to large to overcome. The Knights will need a better start if they wish to get a better result in their next game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Adamou of the Left Wings. When the going gets tough the best player on the field will always find a way to increase his gameplay and come up on top. Tonight, was no different as he scored three very important goals and set up another one.

2018-12-04
D Tuesday

D Tuesday

Tuesday December 4

(1) Capitals vs Punishers (4)

Punishers start the night off strong dominating the Capitals.

From the start of the game the game the Punishers started the night in the most productive way. C. Gingras continues to cause havoc on the division and got his team to a strong start scoring two unanswered goals. Midway thru the second J. Rochon got his team on the board but that was all the Capitals were able to muster on this night.

(6) Arez vs Punishers (2)

Second game does not go as planned as Punishers don’t have the legs to close it out.

Both teams kept it close for the longest time as they each scored two goals a piece. But as the game wore on it became evident that the Punishers were tired from their previously played game and that it would not be easy to close this game out. Arez took advantage of the tired other side as four different players scored to take a commanding lead and halt any potential risk of the Punishers coming back into the game. With this important win Arez secures their place in the playoffs ending their season on the right note.

(8) Bramabulls (Tues) vs The Blast (1)

Bramabulls finish season in fashionable way, entering the playoffs with momentum.

In a very important night, nothing seemed like it could go wrong for the Bramabulls who certainly wanted all the chips in their hand entering the playoffs. The team scored in bunches and the majority of the bench accumulated multiple points. C. Fragkiudakis was the sole player to solve M. Dorismond twice as he accumulated a total of four points. While on the other side G. Follano played a solid game pushing away all but one shot.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Haber of Arez. In the most important game of the season the Arez needed all their players to step up and come up big to secure their spot in the playoffs. Patrick Haber did just that scoring two important goals and setting up another one.

The D Tuesday division semi final match ups are as follows:

(1) Capitals vs Arez (4) The offensive juggernaut is going up against the hard-working team. The Arez will be in your face from the start of the game until the finish, the Capitals will need to be patient and wait for their opportunities.

(2) Punishers vs Bramabulls (3) The two talented teams will match up and demonstrate their offensive capabilities during the entire night. Both teams will most probably go pound for pound and will need their goaltenders to stand on their head to try and get a slight advantage.

35+ Masters Quarter Final

Masters (35+)

Tuesday December 4

(3) Hawks vs Stones (6) Quarter finals

Late push wakes up Stones and saves their season.

With the playoffs starting, a new season began for all the teams. The Stones did not bring their A game early on in the game the game demonstrating that this do or die game may be over before it started. The Hawks bounced on their opportunities and took a one goal lead into the second. When the Stones finally woke up thanks in large part to M. Gagnon and K. Tsoukalas who each scored two important goals to help their team move forward to the semis.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathias Gagnon of the Stones. Mathias put everything he had on the court in such an important game making sure his team go to see the light of day and move on to the semis.

The Masters (35+) division semi final match ups are as follows:

(1) The Peters vs Stones (5) The Peters will demonstrate their offensive power while the Stones will need the A game of everyone on their roster to minimize the possible damage The Peters may create.

(2) Bramabulls vs HBHA (3) Two teams playing a closely identical game will see both teams battle until the last minute. Each captain will need to come up with a strong game plan to try and gain any type of advantage.

2018-12-03
4x4 Monday

4 X 4 Monday

Thursday December

J. Courteau caused havoc from the initial ball drop until the dying seconds of the game.

Whatever the Degenerates did tonight it seemed like the Black Eagles did not have an answer for them. The Degenerates were all over the placed and controlled the game especially power forward J. Courteau who caused the majority of the havoc for his club scoring a total of seven goals and setting up another one. The Black Eagles will need to forget about this night real quickly and get back to their better ways with the playoffs right around the corner.

(0) Black Eagles vs Degenerates (7)

(2) Black Eagles vs Degenerates (4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Degenerates. The skilled power forward continued to cause havoc in the division scoring seven goals against an unmatched opponent.

The 4X4 Division 1 quarter finals match ups are as follows:

Division 1

(4) Carmoni vs The Corporation (5) In there do or die game anyone can prevail, both teams will need a full bench to compete and keep up with the other side, this one should be a buzzer beater.

The 4X4 Division 2 semi finals match ups are as follows:

Division 2

(1) Chic Choc vs Black Eagles (4) The Chic Choc will need to continue their dominant offensive game and keep bringing it to the other side. The Black Eagles will not be able to go pound for pound against their counterpart and will need a strong defensive showing.

(2) Timer vs Degenerates (3) Two long time foes match up in the semis with both teams having lots of playoff experience each one will play a patient game and wait for their chances to jump on a quick lead.

4X4 Monday

Sunday December 2

1 Timer run out of gas near the end of the second game allow the Black Eagles to steal valuable points.From the initial ball drop, the 1 Timers were in full control of the game, controlling not only the majority of the scoring chances but also the scoreboard. T. Daigneault was a force to be reckoned with tonight scoring four unanswered goals. But as the second period of the second game came to an end the potent offense of the 1 Timers dried up and allowed the Black Eagles capture the second game of the night and splitting their contests.

(6) 1 Timer vs Black Eagles (0)

(3) 1 Timer vs Black Eagles (5)

Monday December 3

Armadillos learn from their first game errors and eliminate all potential scoring chances from the Punishers.The Armadillos seemed like the team to beat tonight, from a great start to game one scoring four unanswered goals in the first period to completely collapsing and allowing the opposition to regain control and score six goals against them. S. Athanasopoulos and K. Tsoukalas were the main reasons of the comeback scoring two goals a piece. Once the second game started the Armadillos did not make the same mistake twice by essentially eliminating all potential scoring chances and taking a comfortable lead into the second period. The Armadillos used a team effort to score all four goals and C. Stavriadis pushed away all the shots he faced in the second game.

(6) Punishers (Mon) vs Armadillos (5)

(0) Punishers (Mon) vs Armadillos (4)

Degenerates not able to contain J. Farrese who single handily carried his team to the win. The Degenerates should have had one game plan tonight and that was to contain J. Farrese. The skilled forward was all over the place for his club contributing migratorily on the offensive side of the game collecting nine points. The Degenerates were not really able to produce much on a very silent night until the second game where F. Nasser scored two important goals, but that lead was short lived.

(0) Degenerates vs Chic Choc (5)

(3) Degenerates vs Chic Choc (8)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Farrese of Chic Choc. The skilled forward carried his team in the last two games of the season collecting nine points in the making to prove his worth at the most opportune time.

Premier League

Premier League

Monday December 3

(9) Black Knights vs United Armenians (2)

Black Knights too much to handle tonight as they convert the majority of their chances.

The United Armenians try on a nightly basis to perform and play a strong defensive game. Unfortunately for them, the Black Knights took advantage of their chances and scored multiple goals on G. Follano. S. Musacchio and G. Gelinas were the sole players to score multiple goals as J. Gagne continues to produce on a nightly basis producing another five points. G. Jerjian and R. Vartazarmian were the sole players to produce and show some sort of life for the United Armenians.

 

Tuesday December 4

(6)GK vs Black Knights (4)

First place goes to GK after defeating Black Knights in final show down.

This game was the last game of the regular season in the Premier division before playoffs begin next week.  The outcome of the game was important to both teams as the winner of the game would clinch 1rst place and home field advantage.

The first team to score was GK P. Genereux with 1:30 gone in the 1st  period giving GK a 1-0 lead.  Black Knights strike back quickly with J. Gagne slap shot from center ice tying game UP 1-1.  As the 2nd  period began we could see the intensity and skill.  Black Knights had a few defensive break downs allowing GK to score 2 goals taking a 3-1 lead.  Black Knights struck back O. Wahid gets the goals making it 3-2 at this point.  GK answered back with a goal from K. Vincent making the score 4-2.  The intensity of the Black Knights showed as they were able to tie the game with 2 goals from S. Rodrigue and a beautiful power play goal by Y. Tifu.  Both teams walked into the 3rd  period tied.  The final minute of the 3rd period decided the game, J. Gagne was sprung on a breakaway only to be turned aside by the GK netminder.  On the transition play J. Bradley was able to put a shot passed G. Vermette  giving GK a 5-4 lead with 1 minute left.  With everything on the line for Black Knights they pull there goalie, but only to have GK score in the empty net securing the win 6-4. 

Defensemen C. Mackenzie said after the game that he has not seen great hockey like this in a while. 

Playoffs begin next week with the semi match ups as follows

GK  vs  (4)  United Armenians Black Knights  vs  (3)  River Rats
2018-12-02
E Division

E-Sunday

Sunday December 2

(4) Shockers vs Lynx (3)

Late push cut short as T. Debonis secures the win.

The two top place teams in the division went up against each other tonight trying to secure their dominance entering the post season and making sure momentum is on their side. The Shockers got off to a better start grabbing a commanding lead with J. Blunt producing the majority of the offense. As the Lynx started to mount a comeback, cutting the lead down to one. T. Debonis made sure to secure the win. With less than a minute to go the Lynx were able to cut the lead once again but time ran out on their comeback.

(6) Butchers vs Fatal Demons (8)

Fatal Demons produce in numbers in their last game of the season.

With one last game to the season the Fatal Demons wanted to leave everything on the table by showing off the offense they were suppose to have all season long. By taking an early lead thanks in part to the offense they received by their defenseman. K. Araujo is known for his offensive skill carrying the majority of his team scoring three goals and producing an assist. While on the other side E. Nardelli scored half the goals and was able to complete his natural hat trick with less than 2 minutes to go.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyler Debonis of the Shockers. With less than a minute to go the talented forward any hope of his opponent successfully mounting a comeback by scoring one last goal.

2018-11-30
Masters 35+ division

Friday November 30

(3)Bramabulls vs HBHA(6)

D.Andrade’s hat trick lifts HBHA past Bramabulls

D.Andrade made every shift count on Friday night. The hardnosed forward kept his foot to the pedal and by doing so he scored once in every frame to record a hat trick. It’s what comes to be expected from-players who work hard while having the skill to do good things with the ball. The HBHA have a pool of solid players as do the Bramabulls, but it was J.Kontitsis and his crew that approached the game in the right manner. By grabbing a 2-0 first period lead, the HBHA put themselves in a favourable position, and the Bramabulls felt like they were hitting a wall every time to try and bounce back. P.Charbonneau made plenty happen despite the loss scoring once while setting up two teammates.

(3)Hawks vs The Peters(4) O.T

The Peters strike late to edge out Hawks

There were many pesky players in this battle between the Peters and the Hawks. With that kind of intensity, everyone tends to elevate their game and fight hard on every play. Sometimes it goes one way and sometimes the other but in the end only one play decided the outcome. The Peters smelled blood when the Hawks took a late penalty and made them pay thanks to M.Crialese fighting hard to pounce on a loose ball. Both teams relied on good defense which often translates into good offense. The Hawks played close to one another and simply waited for their opportunities having no choice against some highly skilled players. The game could have tilted more in the Peters favour if not for P.Assadi, who was stellar between the pipes. As frustrating as the loss was for the Hawks, bringing the Peters to its final moments of a game can only have positive implications moving forward. A.Moscato had a good outing scoring twice in the loss.

(4)Hellas vs HBHA(10)

HBHA out number Hellas in landslide

It’s what came to be expected. Hellas has seen their season fade away by never addressing an important problem in order to compete, and that is a deep roster. Even though the players have the skill set and capacity to compete with any opponent, the required pace just isn’t there over the course of a hockey game. Their only chance is to start strong, build a lead and bear down defensively while getting exceptional goaltending. Neither of those factors came into play. Instead, The HBHA stormed out of the gate with three first period goals and never looked back en route to an easy win. P.Doulis bagged a hat trick while L.Loizou and his captain J.Kontitsis riffled two goals each.

(6)Bramabulls vs Stones(3)

Captain A.DiPerna sets the tone for Bramabulls

The Bramabulls captain absolutely set the tone with his play, which was just on another level. After getting his team off to a great start on two goals, A.DiPerna wasn’t done yet adding two more helpers to maintain control of the match. The whole team was able to follow his leadership rebounding-from an earlier loss. Marco Diaco, also matched his captains performance that included his patented slap shot late in the game. Both sides entered this contest with nothing on the line. The Bramabulls knew they were facing the HBHA no matter what place they finished in. As for the Stones, fifth place was locked in due to their favourable differential over Hellas.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony DiPerna of the Bramabulls. Unhappy with the way things ended versus the HBHA, the captain made it a point to rebound his club with four points in the second match of a double header night.

These games conclude the Maters 35+ division regular season. With the top three teams secured a semi-final spot, the fourth place Hawks will need to take on the fifth place Stones to see who will advance. That game will be played Tuesday at 8:00. The winner will eventually take on the first place Peters on the Friday in a best of three semi-final round. The other game features the HBHA and the Bramabulls.

2018-11-29
E Division

Thursday November 29

(5)Smooth Sailors vs Legends(6)

Smooth Sailors fight back late before falling to Legends

Its never enough no matter how big the lead is against the Smooth Sailors. But rather than playing-from behind, the Legends put themselves in a better position early on winning the first period 3-1.A.Jalilvand provided two big goals for the two goal cushion and E.Gabrielli couldn't have scored a more beautiful marker late in the second period for a 5-1 lead. Gabrielli was trying to kill off a penalty but did it one better by battling out of a corner with a player on him only to find himself in front of the oppositions net where he faked out the net minder for a high lite reel goal. Nobody-from the Legends expected it, including Gabrielli. If the Legends planned to play the same way by the third than their night would have been stress free. Instead, the air changed and the Smooth Sailors took over. C.Palermo, A.Rapone and M.Testolina each took turns finding the back of the net. The only problem for the Smooth Sailors during that sequence was that S.Koulieris completely fooled R.Ricaurte on a quick wrist shot. The Smooth Sailors came close a few times to tying the game but R.Ranieri remained focused in net no matter how much pressure was coming his way.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Enzo Gabrielli of the Legends. Gabrielli scored on an incredible individual effort late in the second period shorthanded to put his club in the drivers seat heading into the third period

2018-11-28
F Division

Wednesday November 28

(4)Fat Cats vs Horsemen (10)

Horsemen Maul Fat Cats in must win game

The urgency of what was a must win game kicked in for the Horsemen on Wednesday night. Not only they got the three points to almost secure a playoff sport, but won by a reasonable margin to nearly guarantee one. The six goal difference gives them an enormous chance to extend the season where they'll hope to duplicate what they did versus the Fat Cats.  G.Sangiovanni had a nightmare start allowing five goals in the first period alone. Maybe the Fat Cats didn't approach this contest with much care but surely they couldn't be happy on how brutal it ended. J.Rabchuk piled on four goals, T.Zermalias buried a pair for the win while J.Mancini did more than his share posting three goals in the loss.

(5)Left Wings vs Kentucky Blue(2)

S.Longo's third period madness puts Left Wings in driver's seat

For a regular season game, this contest was treated as a do or die match up for the two sides. The formula was quite simple, win and your likely in, or lose and chances are you're out. The Left Wings had the better start mounting a 2-0 lead after one period with goals-from G.Gaitanis and J.Tzanetakos. With the onus on the Kentucky Blue to try and fight back, they just couldn't score in time. The match was already 4-0 and put out of reach when M.DeTorre finally got his club on board. Prior to the goal, S.Longo was absolutely electric in the final frame posting three goals for a quick hat trick. This result secures a playoff spot for the Left Wings. As for the Kentucky Blue, unless they win by a seven goal margin in tomorrow's match with the Underdogs, then their season will come to a halt.

(4)Knights vs Carnage (5) O.T

Knights fail to protect massive lead, collapse in overtime

The Knights regular season ended with a thud on Wednesday night. From-everything being roses, turned into an instant downfall when it was said and done. The worse part about it was that Carnage used three third period goals all coming in the last two minutes of play. In any event, that kind of downfall is unacceptable no matter what the circumstances. The only positive the Knights can-take from this is to assume it's never over until it's over, a valuable lesson that will stick with them with the playoffs looming only a week away. And while the Knights look at this as a collapse, Carnage may have a different perspective on it. By never giving up, they got rewarded on late heroics-from four different goal scores. P.Stroubakis was behind setting up M.Pace's late equaliser and J.Di Marco's overtime winner.

(4)Decepticons vs Underdogs (7)

Big third period helps Underdogs strive for first place

By winning a huge third period, the Underdogs gave themselves a chance to pass the Fat Cats in tomorrow's last regular season game for first place. The Underdogs demonstrated that they were a hungrier team and used their energy to pull away. W.Abboud and his captain J.Constantin did much of the scoring with two goals apiece. F.Nasser and M-A Haber were also contributing factors as both players combined for six points. Even though it won't be their ultimate goal, the Underdogs will attempt to defeat the Kentucky Blue for a first place finish.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sonny Longo of the Left Wings. In the third period alone, the quick forward damaged the Kentucky Blue's playoff hopes by bagging three markers.

The F1 division semi final match ups are as follows:

(1)Underdogs vs Left Wings(4) The Underdogs will battle the entire time and unless the Left Wings match the work ethique look for the division leaders to prevail

(2)Fat Cats vs Horsemen(3) Two teams heading in opposite direction may factor the Horsemen to cause a surprise. But if the Fat Cats get back to their winning ways the task will be difficult

As for the F2 division, the match ups are as follows:

(1) Carnage vs Decepticons(4) Even though Carnage is a well rounded squad that has a deep line up, there will no guarantees in this series. The Decepticons carry the luxury of having a few game changers such as N.Delia, Y.Leroux  and M.Deninno just to name a few. And unless they are properly contained, this series can go either way.

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (3) It wasn't too long ago that the Knights stunned the Mighty Drunks with a 2-1 victory. The reason why it was so shocking was due to the fact that the Knights did it with a very short bench. Unless the Knights repeat a similar performance, look for the Mighty Drunks to grind it out.

F Division

Wednesday November 28

(4)Fat Cats vs Horsemen (10)

Horsemen Maul Fat Cats in must win game

The urgency of what was a must win game kicked in for the Horsemen on Wednesday night. Not only they got the three points to almost secure a playoff sport, but won by a reasonable margin to nearly guarantee one. The six goal difference gives them an enormous chance to extend the season where they'll hope to duplicate what they did versus the Fat Cats.  G.Sangiovanni had a nightmare start allowing five goals in the first period alone. Maybe the Fat Cats didn't approach this contest with much care but surely they couldn't be happy on how brutal it ended. J.Rabchuk piled on four goals, T.Zermalias buried a pair for the win while J.Mancini did more than his share posting three goals in the loss.

(5)Left Wings vs Kentucky Blue(2)

S.Longo's third period madness puts Left Wings in driver's seat

For a regular season game, this contest was treated as a do or die match up for the two sides. The formula was quite simple, win and your likely in, or lose and chances are you're out. The Left Wings had the better start mounting a 2-0 lead after one period with goals-from G.Gaitanis and J.Tzanetakos. With the onus on the Kentucky Blue to try and fight back, they just couldn't score in time. The match was already 4-0 and put out of reach when M.DeTorre finally got his club on board. Prior to the goal, S.Longo was absolutely electric in the final frame posting three goals for a quick hat trick. This result secures a playoff spot for the Left Wings. As for the Kentucky Blue, unless they win by a seven goal margin in tomorrow's match with the Underdogs, then their season will come to a halt.

(4)Knights vs Carnage (5) O.T

Knights fail to protect massive lead, collapse in overtime

The Knights regular season ended with a thud on Wednesday night. From-everything being roses, turned into an instant downfall when it was said and done. The worse part about it was that Carnage used three third period goals all coming in the last two minutes of play. In any event, that kind of downfall is unacceptable no matter what the circumstances. The only positive the Knights can-take from this is to assume it's never over until it's over, a valuable lesson that will stick with them with the playoffs looming only a week away. And while the Knights look at this as a collapse, Carnage may have a different perspective on it. By never giving up, they got rewarded on late heroics-from four different goal scores. P.Stroubakis was behind setting up M.Pace's late equaliser and J.Di Marco's overtime winner.

(4)Decepticons vs Underdogs (7)

Big third period helps Underdogs strive for first place

By winning a huge third period, the Underdogs gave themselves a chance to pass the Fat Cats in tomorrow's last regular season game for first place. The Underdogs demonstrated that they were a hungrier team and used their energy to pull away. W.Abboud and his captain J.Constantin did much of the scoring with two goals apiece. F.Nasser and M-A Haber were also contributing factors as both players combined for six points. Even though it won't be their ultimate goal, the Underdogs will attempt to defeat the Kentucky Blue for a first place finish.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sonny Longo of the Left Wings. In the third period alone, the quick forward damaged the Kentucky Blue's playoff hopes by bagging three markers.

The F1 division will be completed once the Kentucky Blue and the Underdogs take action on Thursday night. That game has plenty of significance for the two sides. The Underdogs will look to overtake the Fat Cats for first place while the Kentucky Blue will need to play the game of their lives in order to make the post season.

As for the F2 division, their regular season has come to an end. All four teams will be heading to the playoffs in a best of three semi finals. The match ups are as follow:

(1) Carnage vs Decepticons(4) Even though Carnage is a well rounded squad that has a deep line up, there will no guarantees in this series. The Decepticons carry the luxury of having a few game changers such as N.Delia, Y.Leroux  and M.Deninno just to name a few. And unless they are properly contained, this series can go either way.

(2)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (3) It wasn't too long ago that the Knights stunned the Mighty Drunks with a 2-1 victory. The reason why it was so shocking was due to the fact that the Knights did it with a very short bench. Unless the Knights repeat a similar performance, look for the Mighty Drunks to grind it out.

2018-11-27
D Division

Tuesday November 27

(6)Capitals vs Bramabulls(0)

M-A Morin overwhelms Bulls with four goals

The Capitals keep rolling through the division thanks to a four goal performance by M-A Morin and a 25 save shutout out-from C.Fortin. Both sides remained scoreless for just over half the game before C.St-Hilaire got the Capitals on board. It was shortly after that M-A Morin started to cause fits for the Bramabulls. In only one minute, Morin strung together two goals to help close out a dominant second period. The problem for the Bramabulls didn't stop there despite having one entire frame to bounce back. Clearly, M-A Morin wasn't done yet has he added two more tallies for his fourth of the match. The Bramabulls knew going in how difficult the challenge would be, and even though they lost the game, this wasn't what they were expecting. The good news was that they had a second game looming giving them enough time to bounce back-from a disappointing performance.

(3)Punishers vs The Blast(0)

A.Bitsakis stops all 27 shots to earn a shutout for the Punishers

Surely the Punishers cant say enough about the play of A.Bitsakis. Its one thing when you have scoring power up front along with a solid defence, but when you add the final piece between the net, you became that much harder to beat. The Blast realised it in this contest unable to solve Bitsakis at any moment. The goaltender was never once phased stopping everything his way which only built confidence for the players in front of him. A.Laramee scored an early goal for the Punishers and eventually added his second by the four minute mark of the third period. Then, just to reassure the win, P.Karvouriaris capped it off late on a power play marker.

(1)AREZ vs Bramabulls(3)

Third period goals end dry spell for the Bramabulls

The Bramabulls must have been wondering if they were ever going to score in a double header night. After going scoreless versus the Capitals only an hour earlier, the same problem seemed to carry over, at least for two entire periods. Up until that point, P.Haber had scored for AREZ with the games lone marker. Sometimes it takes only one tally to break the ice and end a frustrating cycle offensively. And surely enough, that goal eventually came early in the third period for the Bramabulls. A.Moffa finally figured out C.Malkoun and the Bramabulls had something to celebrate about. Still, the mission wasn't accomplished as both sides were fighting for the win. Unfortunately for the AREZ, a tripping penalty enabled C.Palermo to pull the Bramabulls in front for the first time all night. By that point, over eight minutes was remaining for a response-from the AREZ. But with the Bramabulls committed to bear down and defend while getting exceptional goaltending-from G.Follano, that goal never came.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M-A Morin of the Capitals. Anytime a player scores four times in a game, its because he has nose for the net. M-A Morin showed his ability once more striking four consecutive times against a team that prides themselves on good defense.

Masters 35+ division

Tuesday November 27

(3)Hellas vs Hawks(6)

Hawks bounce back after slow start

With both teams playing on a depleted line up, a good start would usually suggest for a favorable finish. Hellas put themselves in that position building a 3-1 lead just prior to the half way mark of the match. Knowing how crucial the next tally would be, Q.Joseph was able to provide it for the Hawks. Then, as the second period was winding down to its final moments, P.Santullo beat S.Sauk just in time to level. Both sides still had fifteen minutes to prevail, but clearly the momentum was on the Hawks side, who had no pressure in what was a meaningless game for them. However, the same couldn't be said for Hellas as they were fighting for a playoff spot. Unfortunately, and even though the two teams were short, Hellas had nothing left by the third period. P.Santullo added his second as did S.Robineault to secure a double up victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Nehme of the Hawks. The veteran d-man had just finished playing two games prior to this one and showed no signs of fatigue by winning plenty of battles along the boards.

2018-11-26
Premier division

Monday November 26

(3)United Armenians vs GK(6)

K.Kuczmarski, A.Mirolla rally GK in third period

K.Kuczmarski and A.Mirolla made the court their personal play ground in the GK's rousing third period rally. Up until that point, the United Armenians seemed poised to collect their first victory carrying a 3-2 lead heading into the final frame. Then, in the span of less than a minute, K.Kuczmarski and A.Mirolla began connecting and took over scoring two goals each. Kuczmarski had already tallied early on before completing his hat trick late in the game. All it took was one dominant period to make the difference. The United Armenians had everything going for them and couldn't have asked for a better match except for a slight let down that shifted the contest. T.Pham notched the other marker along with two helpers for the GK while Y.Nazarian, C.Fragkiudakis and D.Budaghgan each scored for the United Armenians.

Tuesday November 27

(2)River Rats vs Black Knights(5)

Black Knights, River Rats rivalry alive and well again

Tuesday night's game between two familiar opponents had all the elements of what a hockey game has to offer. For those who prefer skill, there was plenty of it, for those who appreciate solid goaltending, C.Stavriadis and G.Vermette were on top of their game and finally if good intensity is what you are into than this match did not disappoint. With the help of a good start, the Black Knights pulled ahead after one period for a 2-0 lead. D.Provost-Jarry had an immediate response early in the second period for the River Rats, who hoped to finish the frame stronger knowing that this contest could easily go down to the wire. However, the Black Knights weren't interested in playing a cautious game as they kept the pressure that resulted in two more tallies courtesy of L.Bourgault and D.Landucci. Similar to how the second period began, the River Rats tallied another quick goal, this time-from M.Cerone. Even if the River Rats trailed for long stretches, one thing's for sure, is that they'll never give up. That kind of message is clearly sent by some of their leaders such as M.Richard, F.Dominianni and M.Crialese just to name a few. The River Rats nearly made things interesting to pull within one when awarded a power play. Instead, G.Vermette remained sharp as the Black Knights best penalty killer keeping the two goal margin. Other key factors for the win included P.Musto's heads up play resulting in four helpers along with Y.Tifu winning many face-offs for instant ball possession.

(11)GK vs United Armenians (4)

GK respecting United Armenians-from the get go

Unlike their previous game only a night ago, the GK made it a point to not take their opponent for granted. Their early onslaught of four first period goals allowed them to play with less pressure for the duration of the match. The United Armenians did eventually find their touch posting two goals-from G.Jerjian and ATachedjian but failed to win the second frame. By that point, the GK just went about their business scoring when the chances occurred. K.Vincent led the way with goals in every frame for a hat trick. Next in line saw J.Bradley chip in with a pair as part of a six point performance. As much as the players put up a good showing, coaching teams plays a big part in it as well. D.Nguyen settled his troops prior to the game sending an important early message. And although G.Missakian has a different view point-from behind the bench, his vision is hailed and strikes the ideal balance between being hard liner and a player's coach. By running plenty of practices coupled with some hard decision making, G.Missakian will often get the full capacity of his players.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Musto of the Black Knights. Somehow, the veteran keeps finding a way to remain in full form. Musto was responsible for setting up four of the five Black Knights goals in a 5-2 win over the River Rats.

4 vs 4 Division

Monday November 26

1 Timer caught sleeping early but wake up to finish strong

The 1 Timer appeared as if they were not ready for the opening game with the Chic Choc. At no point during the opening frame did they look interested in playing allowing five consecutive tallies. With J-R Lemay leading the way on two markers, D-O Trinque brought it a step further bagging three straight goals for a hat trick. Surely, the 1 Timer were only looking ahead knowing that this contest was left to dry. And by eventually regrouping, the men in orange flipped the script, at least by keeping it very close. Neither team was able to grab a lead after two periods leaving all but a shootout. Each side then sent three of their confident players to show off their skills. However, the skill set was drawn more-from the net minders. Y.Belkassem of the Chic Choc was the only player to score while F.Peloquin stood tall once again denying all three shooters after posting a shutout in the previous match. M.Ethier scored twice for the Chic Choc while T.Daigneault and J.Guye-Perrault combined for four points for the 1 Timer.

(0)1 Timer vs Chic Choc(6)

(4)Chic Choc vs 1 Timer(3) S.O

C.Stavriadis helps even the score with Legacy by recording shutout

Despite their slow start, Legacy used only 25 seconds in the second period to get the ball rolling. Good teams know how to pick their spots and it showed when G.Pisanelli and D.Bertrand erased a two goal deficit in no time. By the end of it all, breakaways were required for a potential outcome. Since team's don't have a scouting report on certain players, Legacy felt that their captain G.Panagiotopoulos would be the right fit to throw their opponent off. Unfortunately, some oily hands got in the way, and D.Bertrand had to come in to take care of business en route to a 3-2 victory. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Armadillos made it a point to play a perfect game .A scoreless first period turned eventually tuned into a barn burner with the Armadillos striking three straight times. J.Kontitsis, P.Lapointe and M.DoCouto all took turns finding the back of the net while C.Stavriadis reminded everyone what a huge factor he continues to be for the Armadillos.

(3)Legacy vs Armadillos (2) S.O

(3)Armadillos vs Legacy(0)

Corporation rebound-from opening game embarrassment

With the Punishers deserving all the props for what they did early on, the Corporation had some looking in the mirror to do after the period was over. Down 4-0 in a two period format versus the Punishers, every single player knew the odds were stacked for anything funny to happen. The only thing that the Corporation tried to do was to beat M.Melo at least once. Despite peppering the net minder with enough shots along with glorious chances, nothing was working. Melo was simply that good and the Punishers had only the next game to worry about. However, relying on brilliant goaltending can only take you so far. Granted, Melo was sharper than a razor blade denying at least a hand full of scoring chances early on but how much can one man do. Eventually, and by putting together a stronger effort, the benefits started to pay off for the Corporation. P.Stroubakis used his speed resulting in four points that included hat trick. G.DeMarinis was also primed as the intense forward bagged two nice goals. After being left alone in the opening game, L.Dias had more help in front of him and was a key part for the victory making many key stops.

(4)Punishers vs The Corporation (0)

(6)The Corporation vs Punishers (3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Perry Stroubakis of the Corporation. By utilising his speed and vision, the highly skilled forward had his hand involved in four goals that helped rebound his team-from an embarrassing loss.

Tuesday November 27

Les Carmoni cruise in both wins over Black Eagles

Les Carmoni had no issues in both their wins as they cruised to an 8-1 victory while capping it off 5-2 in the second encounter. C.Desmarais, L-C.Desmarais and J.Gosselin each took turns bagging two apiece. The only bright spot that the Black Eagles took was when S.Bois-Chasse broke P.Corbin's shutout. Other than that, the Black Eagles were just focusing for the second match. They did manage a better outing but still ran into the same problem of giving up three first period goals. It took only five minutes into the encounter for Les Carmoni to dictate the terms. M.Jobin opened and closed the scoring in the win while F.Bois-Chasse and D-A Demers took care of the offense for the Black Eagles.

(8)Les Carmoni vs Black Eagles(1)

(2)Black Eagles vs Les Carmoni(5)

Thursday November 29

One little minute was all it took for Legacy to trade wins with Corporation

Entering tonight's games, neither teams were to concerned on how the standings would be affected. Both sides have isolated their positions and the focus was only to play the game. However, it still did require an all out effort with the two sides wanting to win regardless. The Corporation battled extremely hard with only five players by taking a big second period en route to a 4-3 victory. On the flip side, Legacy weren't many either having only two changes to their bench. Even though its a meaningless match, Legacy do have plenty of pride and wanted nothing more than a split. The problem was that the Corporation wasn't going to make it easy for their opponent. They led throughout most of the encounter thanks to Y.Derohannessian and P.Stroubakis combining for six points while getting some incredible saves-from C.Confuorti. And no matter how valiant the effort was, its just never over against some of the talent that Legacy has. Down 4-3 with only one minute remaining, the big guns decided to kick in. First, G.Pisanelli used a blistering slap shot to tie the game, and then with only 6 seconds left on the clock, P.Assadi was at that right place at the right time to pounce on the winner.

(4)The Corporation vs Legacy(3)

(4)Legacy vs The Corporation(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cameron Confuorti of the Corporation. Apart from-making enough basic key saves, the net minder stole the show with high robbery stops on at least three occasions that should have been sure goals.

2018-11-22
E Division

Thursday November 22

(4)Smooth Sailors vs Raging Rhinos(7)

Late Smooth Sailors push falls short

There's a funny thing about furious comebacks. If you complete one, it tends to wipe away all the sins that had been committed beforehand .But if you fall short, penance must be paid. That was the case with the Smooth Sailors in this particular contest. After falling behind 5-1 heading into the third period, the Smooth Sailors decided to wake up. C.Fragkiudakis notched his second right before Marco Diaco made it a one goal game. By then, the Raging Rhinos made sure to feed an empty cage to avoid any late disasters. The win came with scoring efforts-from seven different players with S.Labrecque leading the way accumulating five points.

(1)Butchers vs SBS Trashers(0) Inter-league

Butchers, C.Confuorti shut out Trashers

Despite having only eight players dressed, it didn't matter for the Butchers for how well C.Confuorti played between the pipes. The Butchers made it a point to play a sound defensive game while simply waiting for their breaks. Entering the game, the SBS Trahsers had the pressure to come out on top as their playoff hopes was on the line. And no matter how hard they tried to get at least one goal, something kept standing in the way. C.Confuorti was simply that good, displaying incredible saves while making the basic ones look so easy. With that kind of performance, the Butchers just fuelled-from it and kept working hard knowing that they had a chance. The contest looked like it needed extra time up until S.Robineault decided otherwise. After receiving a perfect pass-from S.Govas, the sniper put all his might into it giving R.Pampena almost no chance.

(5)Legends vs JLR Brossard(7)

JLR Brossard kept responding on Legends push back

Neither side really played their best hockey but it's the final result that counts in the end. The JLR Brossard always had the upper hand by playing with a lead. And it seemed like every time the Legends would come back, the JLR Brossard would respond. The difficulty of containing G.Pisanelli is a constant problem for all opponents that try to limit the damage. It seems no matter how hard every team tries, Pisanelli keeps finding a way. Tonight's case saw the highly skilled forward participate in five straight goals that helped set up M.Croteau on two occasions.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cameron Confuorti of the Butchers. On a night where the Butchers were sometimes under siege, the brilliant young net minder put the team on his back and led them to a hard fought 1-0 victory.

2018-11-21
F Division

Wednesday November 21

(3)Mighty Drunks vs Kentucky Blue(5)

Kentucky Blue edge Mighty Drunks on two late goals

Despite a tenacious team performance for nearly the entire game, the Mighty Drunks were unable to force extra time in their 5-3 loss to the Kentucky Blue. Locked in a 3-3 battle in the closing minutes of the third, the Kentucky Blue reeled off two late goals-from M.Broccoli and D.Landucci to take the match. The Kentucky Blue could have avoided the late drama if not for their delay of game penalty early on that led to a team goal for the Mighty Drunks. Once the second period began, J.DeSua helped set up P.Delli Colli on two occasions to get the ball rolling. Then, with both teams trading early goals by the third, a late push-from the Kentucky Blue sent them over the top.

(4)Knights vs Horsemen (3)

Y.St-Georges hat trick gives Knights 4-3 win over Horsemen

Y.St-Georges stole the show in this contest versus the Horsemen. He played a role in three of the four goals to complete a hat trick and was a terror-from the drop of the ball. The game was very evenly matched with both sides going scoreless in the first before trading two goals each by the second. It was in the final fifteen minutes of play that their top sniper came through for the Knights. After snapping a 2-2 tie, Y.St-Georges brought it a step further providing a two goal cushion only moments later. The Horsemen did respond late courtesy of M.Kardum but couldn't reach for an equaliser in time.

(5)Carnage vs Decepticons(3)

G.Gammieri's two big goals propels Carnage past Decepticons

If there was one area of their game that they could have tried to avoid was the amount of trips to the penalty box. The Decepticons wasted too many of their minutes with a man short and ultimately paid the price in the end. Carnage did have the luxury of playing with the lead forcing the Deceptions to make high risk plays. They did pull within one towards the end of the second period but that was as close as it got. G.Gammieri collected two second period points before adding his second early in the third for a two goal margin. J.Bourlakos would eventually ease the tension for Carnage by adding a late insurance marker.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick St-Georges of the Knights. His dominant play resulting in three goals keeps inspiring the Knights game in and game out.

2018-11-20
D Division

Tuesday November 20

(0)The Blast vs Punishers (3)

A.Laramee scores twice, A.Bitsakis earns shutout as Punishers blank Blast

A.Centis and A.Laramee had their hand in all three goals for the Punishers while A.Bitsakis never once flinched to earn a shutout. The Punishers played sound defense throughout the entire game limiting the Blast to only 12 shots. For how well the Punishers boxed out their opponent, the Blast needed to score first in this contest. Bitsakis wasn’t busy but still extremely hard to beat barely giving up any rebounds. E.Laramee opened the scoring and added his second for a 2-0 lead courtesy of a power play goal. This was a first of two games on a double header night for the Blast, who had no choice to look ahead and forget what just happened.

(3)The Blast vs Bramabulls(5)

Despite scoring three, The Blast goes empty handed

After failing to score in the previous encounter versus the Punishers, the Blast did find some of their scoring touch against the Bramabulls. The problem however occurred in the latter stages of the match. Perhaps it was a case of some fatigue as three late goals-from the Bramabulls ultimately doomed the Blast. Tied 2-2 and with less than half a period remaining, the Bramabulls put it into gear. It was-from that point on that the Blast couldn’t keep pace giving up three straight markers. And while the Bramabulls have the horses to beat you any given night, two particular players caused most of the havoc. A.Moffa and A.Mirolla were simply uncontainable as both players shared four points each.

(7)Capitals vs AREZ(3)

Slow start has no bearing for Capitals

Even though the Capitals didn’t get the start they wanted trailing 2-1 after one period, it just didn’t matter to the D Tuesday division giants. That being said, it did take a big third period in order to distance themselves-from a resilient opponent. AREZ couldn’t have played a better game up until that point. There work etiquette enabled them to keep pace while knowing that as long as the game remained close, a chance for a win would be conceivable. Unfortunately, the Capitals aren’t your average grinding team, and unless you can play a full out 45 minute game, the chances are minimal for a positive result. The onslaught was led by C.St-Hilaire, who scored at key times to collect a hat trick while C.Bezeau was able to close it out on two late goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alec Laramee of the Punishers. In a low scoring affair with the Blast, A.Laramee collected all three possible points that included two big goals.

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Masters 35+ division

Tuesday November 20

(8)The Peters vs Stones(5)

Captain J.Morina goes natural with first period hat trick

It took the Peters captain less than twelve minutes into the hockey game to complete a natural hat trick. At that rate, it looked like the Peters were going to smoke the Stones out but it wasn’t the case at all. Rather than calling it quits, the last two periods were very even with both sides trading the same amount of goals. By then, the Peters weren’t playing desperate knowing that the pressure was all on the Stones to mount a comeback. And while they did battle, they couldn’t gain any ground. J.Pantelis had a multi goal game in the loss. As for the Peters, only three players tallied out of the eight goals that went in. Leading the way, J.Morina notched half of them while R.Fazi and M.Deninno chipped in with a pair.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Morina of the Peters. There was no doubt that the captain was on top of his game. In the first period alone, J.Morina sent a strong message posting three unanswered goals as part of a five point performance.

2018-11-19
4 vs 4 Division

Sunday November 18

1 Timer enjoy a field day with Degenerates

When the few players started to walk into the dressing room and realised that there was way too much room to get dressed, that's when the Degenerates knew that there night would be long. Five players going up against a deeper younger team involves only one game plan and that's to box your opponent out and wait for your few chances. Unfortunately, neither worked and the 1 Timer did pretty much what they wanted in both games. T.Daigneault scored his clubs first two goals followed with K.Gagne, who also bagged a pair. The Degenerates did try and regroup for a better second encounter but failed miserably giving up four goals prior to the end of period. By that point, they just waited for their night to end. The 1 Timer added seven more goals in the second game that saw only three players find the back of the net. Leading the way was S.Gravel ,who sparked a hat trick while J.Guye-Perrault and K.Gagne chipped in with a pair. Plenty of those markers came with the help of T.Daigneault accumulating four more helpers to complete a productive night.

(5)1 Timer vs Degenerates (1)

(2)Degenerates vs 1 Timer(7)

Monday November 19

Legacy avenge Carmoni after dropping the ball

Luckily for Legacy this was only a regular season game. A slight 1-0 lead along with a power play to cap off the contest normally would hold up for such a team but not in this particular case. Les Carmoni pulled their goaltender just to have the same amount of players on the field and benefited when M.Baccari shot-from his own end to beat a screened M.Cormier. Then, barely seconds later, D.Desmarais made everyone's jaw drop with an incredible move to beat Cormier for a second time. That kind of finish only made Legacy angrier and primed for some pay back. After a quiet performance in the earlier contest, G.Pisanelli decided it was time to play. The skilled forward wasted no time making his presence felt scoring twice in the first period before completing his hat trick by the second. E.Girouard provided some insurance with a pair of late goals and T.Bozinakis was the master mind behind most of the offense setting up five markers.

(2)Les Carmoni vs Legacy (1)

(6)Legacy vs Les Carmoni(2)

Armadillos smoke Corporation twice with identical scores

It wasn't pretty, but perhaps expected when weighing the circumstances. The Corporation knew their night was going to be difficult against a stacked and much deeper bench. And even though there was an effort to battle, it just wasn't good enough. The Armadillos kept it simple breaking up plays while using a deadly counter attack. With quarterbacks such as G.Bouchard and K.Koutsogiannopoulos, the forwards have only to find themselves in open areas and bury their chances. Those plays happened way too many times resulting in 14 goals in only two games. G.Bouchard was the only multi goal scorer in the opening match as was P.Lapointe in the second meeting. The only highlight-from the other side of the court was the play of G.DeMarinis, who scored three out of the Corporations four goals.

(2)The Corporations vs Armadillos (7)

(7)Armadillos vs The Corporation (7)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Desmarais of Les Carmoni. The captain scored an incredible goal at an unbelievable time during the game. The match was tied 1-1 when Desmarais used his magic to fend off a defenseman while faking out the net minder.

Premier division

Monday November 19

(2)United Armenians vs Black Knights (4)

Late second period goals give Knights edge over Arms

Just when the United Armenians put themselves back in the game, the Black Knights would pull away even deeper. A.Melkonian gave the United Armenians plenty to celebrate after getting his club on board to tie the game 1-1.All it took was barely two minutes for a quick response-from the Black Knights. S.Musacchio snapped the tie right before M.Viau provided a two goal cushion. As deflating as that was, the Black Knights widened the gap early in the third period and the United Armenians knew they were done despite plenty of hockey left over. R.Vartazamian did have the finally say with the United Armenians last goal of the contest. M.Stinziani opened the scoring for the Black Knights sharing two points with his teammate A.Desrosiers. After facing 26 shots, G.Vermette took the decision over his counterpart G.Follano.

Tuesday November 20

(2)GK vs River Rats(6)

River Rats ride 6 goals in final period

It didn’t look like there was much happening for the River Rats in the first tier of this contest. Still, they only trailed 1-0 with loads of hockey left over. K.Kuczmarski opened the scoring for the GK, and L.Augustin was feeling fine in between the pipes riding a clean score sheet. That was up until the final frame hit. Whatever message was sent in between periods definitely worked for the River Rats. A team that looked discouraged to get on board was able to flip the script by striking six times. During that span, five different players took turns finding the back of the net that included two-from M.Crialese. The sniper was able to snap a 2-2 tie before sealing it late for his second of the night.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max Crisalese of the River Rats. As the only multi goal scorer of the game, the right handed sniper buried two goals, including the tie breaker that enabled the River Rats to never look back.

2018-11-16
Masters 35+ division

Friday November 16

(4)Stones VS HBHA (8)

HBHA does not let go of gas peddle, double up on the Stones

With the numbers on their side, the Stones should have played to their strengths on this night. But the eight man crew on the HBHA side took advantage of their chances and buried as many as they could early on to put the Stones in a hole. G. Lallis, P. Doulis, and D. Andrade did the most damage each bagging a pair of goals while the Stones used a group effort having four different players find the back of the net.

 (5) Bramabulls VS Hawks (3)

A tight battle comes to an end in the third when the Bramabulls find a way to get ahead

Two evenly teams matched up in their first game of the night as both teams exchanged three goals apiece during the first two periods. New addition G. Nehme to the Hawks left his mark early for his club notching two important goals to keep the game all tied up. Until the Bramabulls took control of the game in the third and took control of the faith of the game. J. Palmitano and M. Argiris each did their share notching a pair of goals for their club.

 (8) The Peters VS Hellas (6)

High scoring affair resolved with less than three minutes to go in the game

 Both teams decided to only play offense during the majority of the game as they each scored multiple goals. Until the Peters decided to shut the door with three minutes to go to insure the win. K. Araujo was a havoc all night long for the Peters, as the skilled defenseman had P. Furdaro's number scoring four goals and setting another one up. While on the other side only J. Morina and S. Mancini were the only player with a multi goal game.

 (4) Bramabulls VS Hawks (1)

Second game of night does not bring forth different results as Bramabulls win for a second time

With their second game of the night with only an hour rest final results do not really defer. With multiple players leaving from the Bramabulls they were left playing with a short bench, but it was the Hawks who seemed tired as the game wore on. Near the end of the second quarter the Bramabulls took advantage of their chances and took the lead. M. Argiris and M. Crapis were the lone players to find the back of the net for the Bramabulls. While A. Moscato was the sole player to solve C. Muccino during th second game who stopped forty shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mario Argiris of the Bramabulls. The skilled forward found the back of the net four times and stepped up in  big way in both games when the games were all tied up on this night.