Monday December 16 (Division 2 final)
Orient bounces 1 Timer with overtime winner to lift 4vs4 trophy
Every player dreams about being an overtime hero, and J.Mavuanga was able to live the fantasy by netting his clubs biggest goal ever. It often comes down to bounces or plain out skill. In the case of this particular goal, J.Mavuanga used his sweet hands to slide the ball right passed F.Koch. This series couldn't have been any closer with game one decided after nine shootout attempts. Eventually, M.Carpentier came through with the help of F.Koch making the necessary save to secure the victory for the 1 Timer. Now with their backs to the wall, the Orient found themselves in the same spot of the ensuing match, another dreaded shootout. This time however, the tides turned as they prevailed on two shootout goals that saw B.Cabral and A.Khanafer get the better of F.Koch. Both teams were now stuck playing a shorter twelve minute game for all the marbles. And rather than it being decided in regulation, overtime was once again required. The only difference was that it was played in a five minute format rather than a shootout. It was during that time that J.Mavuanga came through for the Orient. His tally sparked jubilation and a sense of relief in what was an incredible battle between two very good hockey teams. The 1 Timer, although heartbroken have nothing to feel down about. They know that it could have easily gone there way if it wasn't for some little details here in there. Sometimes you get the bounces and sometimes you don't. In tonight's case,the Orient benefited on one extra play which was just enough to claim victory. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com congratulations, go out to Fadel Nasser and the Orient for claiming the second division 4v4 championship.
(6)1 Timer vs Orient (5) S.O Game 1
(4)Orient vs 1 Timer (2) S.O Game 2
(0)1 Timer vs Orient (1) O.T Game 3
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeamy Mavuanga of the Orient. Thanks to his brilliant skill set, the Orient were able to celebrate a well deserved championship on Monday night.