Wednesday February 28
Rangers roar to early lead but fall short in thrilling showdown with the Senators
(7)Rangers vs Senators( 8 )
The Rangers were able to storm out of the gate with fervor, displaying remarkable skill and determination. With crisp passes and sharp shots , they quickly established a commanding lead, igniting the crowd with anticipation and excitement. A.Vennucci and M. DelGaudio posed most of the threats up front as both players combined for eight points. However, their early dominance wasn’t to last. Despite their initial momentum, the Senators refused to yield, mounting a relentless comeback effort. They slowly chipped away at the Rangers lead on a variation of brilliant plays and individual efforts. J.Teresi made sure to convert on a penalty shot for his second, and M.DaDSilva along with T.Nardelli each scored late to help secure a thrilling come-from behind win for the Senators.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joey Teresi of the Senators. Throughout the intense contest, J.Teresi played a pivotal role in both zones of the court. He controlled the flow of the play, and kept the Senators attack buzzing while also diligently fulfilling his defensive responsibilities.
Golden Knights overcome early struggles to outlast Blues
(6)Blues vs Golden Knights(9)
A sluggish start didn’t prevent the Golden Knights-from turning the tides against the Blues on Wednesday night. The game kicked off with the Blues setting a blistering pace, capitalizing on the Golden Knights slow start to build an early lead. With everything clicking just fine, they seemed poised to dominate the match-from the outset. The early adversity didn’t affect the Golden Knights however. By slowly regrouping and taking it a shift at a time, they were able to gradually find their rhythm, and set the tone for the rest of the match. Kick-starting the offense was M.Zuccaro netting a pair in the first seventeen minute of play. Then, as the game moved forward, M.DiLena went on a tear bagging three straight markers in only ten minutes. S.Lacasse was also heavily involved as the forward notched his second to provide some insurance. The Blues were stuck wondering how they couldn’t slow down the relentless pressure put forth by the Golden Knights. What once looked like a promising start to their night, turned into a disappointing struggle as the Golden Knights seized control of the game.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jerry Pendino of the Golden Knights. Despite being a defenseman not typically recognized for his offensive contributions , J.Pendino turned heads with a remarkably productive display, showcasing his versatility and skill in all aspects of the game. By the time the match ended, Pendino scored once, set up three goals while anchoring the Golden Knights back line with sound positioning.
F.Bchara’s six goal spectacle leads Hurricanes to epic comeback win over Stars
(5)Stars vs Hurricanes(7)
The Stars seemed to have control for the majority of the match, building a solid 4-2 lead over the Hurricanes. With their pedigree on how to get results as a front runner this season, they appeared poised to secure a decisive win. Rather than playing it smart on a responsible defensive game, the Stars may have taken their entire situation for granted. What happened in the final portion of the game will be reminder on how to make sure to take every shift seriously if you plan to succeed. Luckily, the collapse they endured doesn’t change much in the grand scheme of things since they locked up first place of the division. The epic collapse was staged by one particular player who single handily shifted the momentum in the Hurricanes favour. Known for his sharpshooting skills and blistering shot, F.Bchara dismantled the Stars defence finding the back of the net an astonishing six times. It was clear that the Stars didn’t get the fax, the memo, the e-mail or the texts messages that F.Bchara is a goal scoring machine. Maybe if both teams meet up in the near future, the Stars will be reminded to stay focus on how to neutralise the Hurricanes threat.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara of the Hurricanes. Bchara’s extraordinary feat of scoring a whopping six goals in the last portion of the game propelled the Hurricanes to a stunning comeback win over the division leaders.
In the heart of the week, amidst the fervor of competition, the Wednesday Draft Division league reached its climax on Wednesday night, marking conclusion of the regular season. With all seven teams gearing up for the playoffs, anticipation was high as the stage was set for the ultimate showdown. Leading the pack among all seven contenders is the Stars, who will be the only team to skip the first round for reaching the top of the standings. The match ups concerning the six teams are as follows:
(2)Golden Knights vs Rangers(7) The Golden Knights, known for their formidable offense and stout defence, enter this match up vs the Rangers as the favourites. It won’t change the fact that the Rangers will be ready to embrace the challenge. With a mix of veteran leadership and youthful energy, they are poised to give their all in pursuit of post season glory.
(3)Hurricanes vs Oilers(6) The Hurricanes lethal offense led by F.BcHara is set to collide with the gritty determination of the Oilers, promising a showdown of two willing opponents that will fight for every inch of the court. As the two teams prepare to square off, fans can expect a clash of styles and battle of wills.
(4)Blues vs Senators(5) The Senators, riding a wave of momentum heading into the playoffs, have been on fire as of late, stringing together a series of victories and showcasing their offensive prowess. With dynamic playmakers and sharpshooters leading the charge, they have the ability to put goals in bunches and keep opposing goaltenders on their toes throughout the game. Meanwhile, the Blues bring a balanced and versatile approach to the table, with a line up that boasts strength in all areas of the game. Like the other two series, expect this one to be just as exhilarating....
Tuesday February 27 ( Dek Elite World Division)
The much anticipated start of the Ball Hockey Dek Elite World Division ignited the courts on Tuesday night, marking the beginning of what promises to be an exhilarating season of intense competition and unforgettable moments. With anticipation running high among players and fans alike, teams took to the court with determination and passion, ready to showcase their skills and stake their claim in the league. The division has six incredible teams involved with four that started their season debut tonight.
Team Canada’s victory over Team Haiti sets tone for the season
(6)Team Canada vs Team Haiti(1)
In a commanding display of skill and team work, Team Canada made a resounding statement in their season opener, dispatching Team Haiti with a decisive victory that showcased their strength as an immediate front runner in the division. With precision passing, relentless pressure, and clinical finishing, they quickly established control of the game and set the tone for the rest of the match up. M.David made an immediate impression riffling two first period goals. As the game progressed, Team Canada continued to pile on the pressure , extending their lead with each passing period. Its worth noting that C.Gervais made a huge impact as the solid forward was a force producing four points. While the offense will never be an issue along with a structured defence, Team Canada has another vital area covered in their team make up, and that’s their goaltending. C.Lantin occupies that position, and unless you beat him good, the net minder will deny you. Tonight, he faced some decent chances only to have C.Plaisir get the better of him. In the end, Team Canada emerged victorious with a commanding 6-1 win, sending a clear message to the rest of the league that they are a force to be reckoned with.
M-A Haber and O.Wahid help propel Team Pakistan to victory
(1)Team Armenia vs Team Pakistan(4)
In a pivotal second period, M-A Haber emerged as the catalyst for Team Pakistan, netting two crucial goals with the help of his captain O.Wahid. As the game reached its critical juncture, Haber showcased his scoring prowess with clinical precision to help put his side up 3-1 heading into the third. The dynamic duo of Haber and Wahid proved to be unstoppable during that span. That was just part of the story line as Team Pakistan got a well rounded effort -from everyone. A.Chaudury had his fingerprints on the score sheet as well posting two big goals. It may not have been the result they were hoping for, but Team Armenia’s performance was characterised by moments of inspiration and resilience, as they never allowed themselves to be discouraged or overwhelmed by the circumstances. Instead, they remained focused and committed to their game plan, pushing themselves to the limit in pursuit of victory. In the end, while the result may not have gone in their favour, Team Armenia’s valiant effort and fighting spirit did not go unnoticed.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M-A Haber of Team Pakistan. His ability to capitalise on scoring opportunities not only bolstered Team Pakistan’s lead, but also shifted the momentum decisively in their favour....
Tuesday February 27
Penguins outlast Ducks in overtime thriller
(7)Ducks vs Penguins( 8 )O.T
From-start to finish, the game was a roller coaster ride with both teams leaving it all on the court. The Ducks showcased their resilience throughout the game repeatedly battling back-from deficits to keep the pressure on the Penguins. Their determination was evident as they refused to let the Penguins pull away, constantly clawing their way back into contention. Much of the offense was created by T.Nardelli, who hit his target five times to get the better of B.Mourad. However, despite the Ducks relentless efforts, the Penguins proved to be just as tenacious. Since regulation time didn’t quite solve anything, both sides entered a sudden death frame in search of their next tally. That’s when the Penguins seized their moment with the extra space available. On a clear three vs two play, S.Sicuso sneaked his way into the open space where he released a precise top corner to beat A.Benedetto for his second.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Sebastian Sicuso of the Penguins. As the pressure mounted and the tensions running high, S.Sicuso’s impact only grew stronger as the slick d-man used a blistering slap shot to end the game.
From-close start to commanding finish, Sharks overpower Canucks
(4)Canucks vs Sharks( 8 )
In a match up that began with both teams testing each others mettle, the Sharks steadily gained momentum to emerge victorious in a commanding win over the Canucks. The game kicked off with a tight start as the Sharks and Canucks engaged in a back and fort battle, each team trading scoring chances and defensive stops. Despite the close start, it was evident that the Sharks were determined to assert their dominance as the game progressed. Although much of the offense was spread out, Y.Bernier added a little more mustard to his game by rattling off a hat trick. B.Travisano had an impact as well collecting four points while D.Apikian was a wall in net denying plenty of shots toward him. Whatever the causes are for the Canucks poor play without the ball, they’ll need to figure out on how to tighten the bolts a little harder. Its not like they don’t have the hardware in their tool box with players such as T.Bergomi, E.Collela and M.Porato just to name a few.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Yannick Bernier of the Sharks. The forward took centre stage in this one delivering a productive performance. By the time it was said and done, Bernier led all teammates with an impressive five points that included a hat trick....
Monday February 26
Les Yables battle back to force draw against DHK in intense rematch
As expected, Les Yables and the DHK clashed in two heart pounding battles that had everyone on the edge of their seats. The first encounter was filled with high lite- reel goals, and end to end action that carried through for the entire four periods. N.St-Onge snapped a 3-3 tie for Les Yables hoping that it would stick. Instead, the DHK surged on a barrage of goals with scoring efforts-form three different players in a very short span. Although Les Yables battled back with their net minder pulled on a pair of tallies, the comeback effort fell short as time expired. It was clear that Les Yables wanted nothing less than to even the score in the ensuing match. Unfortunately, they were stuck enduing a slow start by giving up two goals, but that didn’t stop them for seeking some redemption. By the time the first period ended, M.Brouillard had tallied twice along with P.Corbin chipping in for a 3-2 lead. The final frame continued with both teams fiercely battling to get an edge. The DHK managed to overcome a pair of slight deficits which eventually forced a shootout competition. With neither side able to pull ahead, the score remained a draw .
(7)DHK vs Les Yables(6)
(5)DHK vs Les Yables(5) S.O
Chiefs bounce back to even series with Hustlers
The opening game saw the Hustlers use a strong finish in order to get the better of the Chiefs. A.Kobayati had tied the game on the power play, and T.Bozinakis provided a huge go ahead marker with a blistering slap shot leaving less than two minutes on the clock. The Chiefs nearly forced a shootout as they kept pressing for the equaliser with the extra attacker. But with C.Stavriadis guarding his cage, the net minder held firm making key saves in order to preserve the win. It was expected that the Chiefs would come out with more urgency after suffering a loss. Their determination to bounce back showed almost immediately as they took the first period with authority. After getting goals-from three different players, S.Vanier converted for his second early in the final frame for a commanding four goal cushion. The margin was perhaps to much to overcome for the Hustlers. They did manage to get the games next two goals by M.Batri and P.Arkalis, but time wasn’t a luxury they had anymore. By displaying resilience and tenacity, the Chiefs made sure to not go empty handed.
(4)Hustlers vs Chiefs(3)
(2)Hustlers vs Chiefs(4)
Degenerates stage late comeback to split with Assadi Consulting inc
Down 3-0 early in the second period, the Degenerates were put on the back foot with no signs of good things to come. Sometimes, its all about getting a positive in order to prepare yourself for a better second game. That being said, the Degenerates actually came close to stunning the Assadi Consulting inc. With their net minder pulled, they managed two goals to pull themselves within one with enough time left over. After some limited attempts, P.Assadi held firm in net to secure a nail biter. Entering the second game, the Degenerates faced an identical situation trailing 3-0. Undeterred by their horrible start however, the Degenerates simply kept at in search of getting that first goal. Once S.Marricco provided it on the power play, the hope was there for more to come. It wasn’t up until they were forced to pull their net minder in order to get some scoring done. They managed again to score twice in that situation which in this particular case forced a shootout. With both sides sending some of their high end players to take the breakaways, M.Richrad was the only successful one to figure out the goaltenders. R.Ranieri never flinched as the seasoned goaltender remained poised and confident to getting the job done. It wasn’t their best overall night, but the Degenerates showed resilience throughout both games getting four of their five goals with their net minder pulled.
(3)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(2)
(3)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(4) S.O
Snipers outlast Sharpshooters in gritty win after both teams draw in earlier contest
After an initial draw in the first encounter , both teams were hungry for victory, setting the stage for another intense showdown. The Sharpshooters couldn’t close out the deal in the earlier tilt giving up two second period goals that eventually ended in a 5-5 tie after both sides traded two shootout goals apiece. The opportunity was there for someone to claim being the winner. Every time the Snipers would pull ahead ,the Sharpshooters responded swiftly to tying the game. This happened on a pair of occasions keeping both teams on alert with so much unpredictability. The Snipers managed to regain their slight edge for a third time when B.Cabral broke the tie. This time however, the Snipers defense stood tall, denying the Sharpshooters attempt in coming back to even the score. Led by their stalwart goaltender and supported by a cohesive defensive unit, the Snipers held firm under relentless pressure, refusing to yield an inch to their opponents.
(5)Sharpshooters vs Snipers(5) S.O
(2)Sharpshooters vs Snipers(3)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jafar Hassan of the Snipers. In a much needed turnaround for the Snipers, J.Hassan’s outstanding play on the court propelled his team to four out of possible six points to the standings. The skilled forward had a total of three big points along with a nifty shootout goal....
Sunday February 25
Wild change gear after trading early blows with the Flyers
(6)Flyers vs Wild(10)
The pattern of the Flyers jumping ahead and the Wild responding repeated itself four straight times. Each time the Flyers seemed to gain the upper hand, the Wild found another gear, refusing to let their opponent dictate the game. Then, in a dramatic turn of events, the Wild launched into a massive surge that shifted the momentum in their favour. The scoring was widely spread out with nobody in particular influencing the game. The Wild’s pressure and unwavering determination left the Flyers reeling. The offense dried up for well over 25 minutes after a productive start. Whatever the Wild did to tighten the bolts worked. Clearly, B.Mourad played a major role as the net minder took care of his cage on some spectacular saves. On the offensive end, L.Katsifolis and C.Decotis shared two goals apiece while S.Kalaydjian had an average game for his standards collecting four points.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to L.Katsifolis of the Wild. Whether he was lighting the lamp himself or setting up his teammates for success, he proved to be a driving force behind his teams performance.
Red Wings hold off Kraken in nail biter
(5)Kraken vs Red Wings(7)
Momentum swung back and forth between the two teams throughout the game, with each side refusing to relent in pursuit of victory. The two sides traded blows-from the opening face off, with neither team able to establish a definitive advantage. Goals came fast and furious as both squads displayed their offensive fire power , thrilling the fans with their skill and determination. However, the Red Wings had other plans as they upped the ante pulling ahead 5-3 at one point. Still, nothing was set in stone as the Kraken battled back to level on two very quick goals. With the game deadlocked and tensions running high, M.Papadakis unleashed a shot that caught everyone off guard, including B.Verducci. The Red Wings knew they weren’t out of the woods for how wild this tilt was. They did manage to get that next tally by A.Farina which provided the insurance needed for a game that was to unpredictable. Now that they jumped ahead to another two goal lead, R.Ranieri knew that it was his time to shine. And to his credit, the net minder pushed aside everything his way in order to preserve the win.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mary Papadakis of the Red Wings. As the game reached its climax with neither team willing to concede, M.Papadakis found herself in the right place to make the difference.
Sabres rally as Bruins collapse late
(3)Bruins vs Sabres(6)
In a captivating clash, the Bruins and Sabres delivered a game filled with excitement and suspense-from start to finish. For a good chunk of the game, the Sabres led slightly unable to create a significant gap. Eventually, the tables turned when Marie Eve put the Bruins in front for the first time of the contest. Her goal came with about 13 minutes to go. Although plenty of time left over, this game was being played with caution backed by two solid net minders. A.Benedetto was sharp reading the play which enabled him to flash the leather on several occasions for the Bruins. On the flip side of the court, R.Testa was equally impressive keeping the game honest knowing that his side had a chance of bouncing back. As the clock started to click away, the Sabres launched a furious counterattack with relentless pressure that eventually got paid off. All it took was a three and a half minute span to flip the script in their favour. Once S.Roumeliotis posted his second to tie the game, M.DeSua and C.Khoury followed up moments later to snatch victory-from the Bruins grasp and secure a thrilling 5-3 win.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to S.Roumeliotis of the Sabres. With two goals and an assist to his name, S.Roumeliotis was the spark the Sabres needed in order to roll past the Bruins on Sunday night.
Cimenelli’s five goals lead the charge for Predators against Panthers
(7)Predators vs Panthers(6)
M.Cimenelli emerged as a scoring machine for the Predators, taking shots that had eyes giving the net minder fits every time he would wind up. The Predators were able to set the tempo of the game constantly playing ahead which forced the Panthers to play catch up the entire time. Things appeared to be bleak when the Predators pulled ahead 7-4 past the 35 minutes mark. Trailing behind, the Panthers managed to net two late goals by T.Longhi and J.Terrigno, and nearly got their if M.Kardum didn’t hit the post very late in the game. M.Kardum was a driving force for his side bagging a hat trick and an assist causing most of the problems for the Predators defence. Maybe a few extra seconds could have turned the tide. Instead, the Predators played the lead to their advantage and ran out the clock to secure a hard fought victory. J.Bergola had a hand in the result collecting four points while J.Brizzi wasn’t far behind with three points.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marc Cimenelli of the Predators. His performance was nothing short of spectacular. His ability to find the back of the net with precision and consistency proved to be to much for the Panthers to handle.
Blackhawks triumph in electric showdown with the Islanders
(6)Islanders vs Blackhawks( 8 )
The game began with a flurry of scoring as both teams wasted no time in finding the back of the net. The two sides exchanged goals in rapid succession , thrilling the crowd with their fast pace and dynamic play. For a decent stretch, the Islanders kept grabbing a one goal lead, but the Blackhawks seemed to have an answer every single time. D.Greco shined throughout most of the match using his speed and agility to outmanoeuvre his opponents and generate scoring opportunities for his teammates. Five straight goals came through either his passing or his finish with Z.Giosi benefiting twice. Once E.Allen buried his second to pull the Blackhawks ahead, the Islanders couldn’t bounce back to turn the tide. M.Scarpetta and G.Santacroce did their fair share in the loss bagging two goals each. The Blackhawks triumph was a testament to their resilience and determination, as they weathered the Islanders relentless attacks ,and emerged victorious in a thrilling contest just prior to the playoff season.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Daniel Greco of the Blackhawks. His ability to create constant chances put the Islanders on high alert. Despite being aware of his presence, D.Greco still got his way producing five points.
Kings roll past Canadiens behind M.Braun’s whopping 4 goals
( 8 )Kings vs Canadiens(4)
In a one sided affair, the Kings asserted their dominance over the Canadiens, building a substantial lead en route to an easy victory. From-the opening faceoff, it was clear that Kings meant business as they wasted no time in taking control of the game. Led by a stellar performance- from M.Braun, who notched an incredible four goals, the Kings offense was firing on all cylinders throughout the matchup. His scoring was on full display as he repeatedly found the back of the net with precision and skill, leaving the Canadiens defence scrambling to contain him. As bad as it got, the Canadiens had their moments after trailing 6-1. The games next three goals came-from the trailing side which helped make the score line look a lot more respectable. As they carried that momentum , the Kings made sure to end it on the next response by G.Papadakis. The Kings would then add an insurance marker to cap off their regular season on a high note. He didn’t score, but N.Lobasso was the catalyst behind setting up five of his clubs eight goals.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Braun of the Kings. His four goal output was instrumental for his clubs success. The skilled forward led the charge and set the tone for his teams dominant display on the court.
As the dust settles on the Sunday Draft Division regular season , teams are gearing up for the next chapter in their playoff journey. With the final games played and standings locked in, anticipation is building for the upcoming playoffs. The top four seeds will get an automatic pass to the quarter finals. The fifth place seed up until the twelfth spot will play an extra round starting on March 3rd. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Predators first round bye
(2)Blackhawks first round bye
(3)Panthers first round bye
(4)Islanders first round bye
(5)Kings vs Red Wings(12) The Red Wings may not have the regular season stats to back themselves up, but that wont suggest that they cant prove the odds makers wrong. Often its how you played your last game as a good reference point moving forward. Since both the Kings and Red Wings finished off their season with wins, anything can happen when two sides are determined to win.
(6)Bruins vs Sabres(11) Both these teams just finished playing each other, and the Sabres were the ones who came out on top. However, it took a very late surge in order for the Sabres to prevail. If the Bruins can get their offense going a little more, than they’ll be tough out. If not, expect the Sabres to advance in this one.
(7)Wild vs Canadiens(10) The well seasoned Wild will take on the speedy Canadiens in what should live up to the hype. Known for their tactical prowess, the Wild will be strategic on how to slow down perhaps a quicker side. The lead will be important in this match up as the Wild look to play ahead rather than chase the game. If the Canadiens can pull ahead and play it smart, than they’ll have a good shot at knocking out the Wild.
(8)Flyers vs Kraken(9) It’s a series that will come down to momentum swings, individual efforts and most important goaltending. The two net minders have the experience and pedigree to win the big games. Since that area is a wash, each team will need to rely on their strengths to shine and hope to get the right bounces....
Thursday February 22
Generals make statement with commanding victory over Armadillos
( 8 )Generals vs Armadillos(2)
The Generals entered tonight’s contest proving that their new additions would make an impact against a formidable opponent. For a while, the Armadillos were able to match the Generals in every aspect of the game. Both sides showcased their offensive fire power by making crisp beautiful plays that kept the defence on alert along with the goaltenders. Eventually, things did take a turn after a tightly knitted first period. The turning point occurred early in the second frame with the Generals surging on three very quick goals. Their new additions wasted no time making their presence felt, seamlessly integrating into the teams dynamic play. M.Duguay found his rhythm right away bagging a hat trick, and A.Gauthier didn’t slow down keeping the Armadillos defense on their heels. Their skilful contributions added depth and versatility to the line up, creating numerous chances that resulted in a thumping victory over a solid contender. Although still early in the regular season, the Generals made a statement tonight earning the respect as perhaps the team to beat.
Fatal Demons power past Rated R after second period explosion
(3)Rated R vs Fatal Demons(7)
The game ignited with both teams showcasing their skills, and testing each others defenses in a fiercely contested first period. Rather than the game continuing at the same pace, the script flipped by the second period, with the Fatal Demons taking over on four unanswered goals. C.Gingras collected his fourth point during that stretch, and T.Karvouriaris finished off a couple of nice plays to provide a 6-1 lead. The Fatal Demons offense was on full display as they capitalised on turn overs leading into high end scoring chances. With the hill a little to steep to climb, Rated R battled hard anyway making sure that the Fatal Demons didn’t out class them. They managed to score twice with G.Pisanelli involved in all three markers. The game was ultimately decided in one frame where the Fatal Demons used a combination of offensive fire power and defensive prowess.
Krazy Train gains momentum after slow start with the Brew Crew
(7)Krazy Train vs Brew Crew(4)
It wasn’t up until the second period that the Krazy Train found their rhythm, displaying fluid passing and relentless offensive pressure that left the Brew Crew struggling to keep pace. With some nice finishing plays, and solid goaltending by P.Delli Colli, the Krazy Train surged ahead on the scoreboard, establishing a lead that would prove difficult for the Brew Crew to overcome. D.Lombardi rattled off a hat trick after receiving a pair of sweet passes by D.Greco. Also in the mix was D.Charbonneau, who complemented his line mates on two perfect releases. Despite facing a deficit, the Brew Crew fought valiantly making sure that the Krazy Train had to work for their win. A four goal hole turned into a two goal hole which started to sound the alarm bells for the Krazy Train, especially with the Brew Crew awarded a power play opportunity. And rather than capitalising with the man advantage, D.Lombardi crushed all hope by netting a shorthanded goal that involved incredible patience to fake out the net minder.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Lombardi of the Krazy Train. In a gripping ball hockey showdown, D.Lombardi delivered a stellar performance, netting a sensational hat trick to lead his team to victory....
Thursday February 1(Open final)
Chiefs secure victory in thrilling Game 2, clinch title over Black Knights
(3)Chiefs vs Black Knights(2) Game 2
In a heart pounding final to an intense championship series, the Chiefs emerged triumphant in Game 2 against the Black Knights, claiming the title with a narrow 3-2 victory. The dramatic showdown kept fans on the edge of their seats as the Chiefs established an early lead, weathered a comeback attempt by the Black knights, and ultimately sealed the championship in a thrilling contest. The Chiefs came out of the gate with a surge of energy getting two goals by their captain J.Gagne and P.Cherry. The Black Knights were stuck facing an uphill battle with the Chiefs controlling the pace. Determined to turn the tide, the Black Knights battled back to even the score in the second period courtesy of C.Gingras and C.Kakivelis. Now that the game was levelled, the stage was set for a fierce battle in the third. The Black Knights, fuelled by their desire to pull ahead fell behind the eight ball once more when captain clutch J.Gagne stepped up providing a 3-2 lead. With the Black Knights having their backs to the wall unleashed a relentless onslaught in hopes of tying the game. No matter how hard they tried however , the Chiefs defence held firm, and F.Gagnon was lights out making every necessary save to help preserve the lead. Once time ran out, the Chiefs celebrated their hard earned victory, lifting the championship trophy amidst jubilant cheers-from their fans. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations got out to Jonathan Gagne and the Chiefs for winning the Open division title.
The SalumiVino player of the game goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Chiefs. The narrow 3-2 win in the championship is a testament to leadership, skill and the ability to deliver when it matters the most. The captain had another spectacular night scoring his clubs two of three goals that included the winner....
Tuesday March 3
(4)GK vs Capitals(2)
GK surge early in third period to top Capitals
Despite giving up the opening and closing goal of the game, the rest in between belonged to the GK. The Capitals managed to hang in there long enough but eventually realised it was done when M.David and F.Belisle each struck early in the third period for a 4-1 lead. It was clear that the up hill battle from that point on felt unrealistic for the Capitals having to go up against a team can shut anybody down. In his season debut, P-O Girouard did not disappoint forming his brick wall structure stopping close to 20 shots. The win saw four different players cash in with M.David’s third period marker holding up for the winner.
(2)Montreal As vs Black Knights(5)
Y.Derohannessian’s late shorty seals the deal for the Black Knights
Y.Derohannessian couldn’t have picked a better time than to notch a shorthanded goal. Although the Black Knights were in front 3-2, that tally pretty much summed up the game between the two sides with just over three minutes remaining. It was an overall solid performance from the two teams with each side carrying the play. M.Ianovale struck first to get the balling rolling for the Montreal As and didn’t give up their first tally till the four minute mark of the second period. Once the game was tied, J.Gagne took over bagging two in a row to put the Black Knights in the drivers seat. A.Lemay did eventually respond to reduce the gap but it was all for nothing as Derohannessian struck shortly after with a huge blow.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Black Knights. Big time players know when to show up when the game is on the line. J.Gagne was proof of that once again for the Black Knights collecting back to back tallies after snapping a dead lock 1-1 tie....
Thursday August 24 (Final)
Black Knights dethrone GK Lite on back of J.Crivello double OT winner
(4)Black Knights vs GK Lite(3) OT(2)
The GK’s bid for a third straight title was denied by the Black Knights on Thursday night. It showed-from as soon as the ball dropped that the Black Knights didn’t want to sit back while applying an aggressive fore-check. And when they needed a save, F.Gagnon was there to back them up. The Black Knights owned much of the first period scoring three of the four goals by D.Lombardi, P.Abandonado and S.Racicot. They played a period expected of a team eager to end a series. The GK Lite had some scoring chances, but F.Gagnon kept standing in the way. While the first period was a step in the right direction, the final frame had a different story line. This time, the GK Lite were the ones that played with more urgency with their season on the line. As long as they got the next goal this contest was far-from being decided. Eventually, they got their thanks to G.Lubwele narrowing the gap by one right before K.Kuczmarski tied the game a minute later. Once the equaliser came, the two teams played the edgy ,defense stingy style that often wins championships. It came to that point in a game where neither side could have afforded a mistake. Luckily enough, the goaltending did not disappoint with F.Gagnon and P.Caouette keeping their clubs in it. The Black Knights and the GK Lite didn’t just need one overtime period to decide matters, but a second one before something was to give. There were enough big chances for somebody to play the hero. As long as both sides kept finding ways to generate a shot on net, something was bound to go in. That pivotal moment finally came courtesy of J.Crivello, who made sure to bury his chance and end the stalemate in what was a grinding and thrilling hockey game. In the perspective of the GK Lite, it may have felt disappointing knowing they were right there for a third straight title. The GK Lite didn’t relinquish their grip on the title without a fight. They never quit and left everything on the court which is expected-from a side with a winning pedigree. But tonight did belong to a side that’s just got accustomed to one another in a very short period of time. While many know the Black Knights have been around for several decades, 34 years to be exact, this particular group are fairly new to an ongoing legacy. It just went to show by putting together the right pieces along with the proper guidance anything is possible. Congratulations go out to the Black Knights for winning the Dek Elite Championship.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Fred Gagnon of the Black Knights. Facing the GK Lite as a goaltender carries a ton of pressure. That being said, F.Gagnon was dialled in-from the very beginning making a bunch of key saves to help lead his team to a well earned victory....