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2024-04-16
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday April 16

Gabrayel's Brilliance Leads Sharks to Victory Over Ducks in Hard-Fought Battle

(4)Sharks vs Ducks(3)

Right-from the ball drop, it was evident that both teams were prepared to leave it all on the floor, battling relentlessly for every inch of space. The Sharks' defensive unit executed flawlessly, stifling the Ducks' offensive onslaught time and time again. H.Gabrayel's performance was nothing short of spectacular, turning away shot after shot with lightning-fast reflexes and a steely resolve. Despite the Ducks' relentless pressure, the Sharks remained composed, weathering the storm and capitalizing on their scoring opportunities when they arose. Each goal scored was met with an equal and opposite response, keeping the intensity at a fever pitch throughout the game. As the clock ticked down to the final minutes, the tension in the complex reached its peak. With the game hanging in the balance, it was J.Teresi who stepped up to the plate, seizing the moment and delivering a clutch performance by converting on the penalty shot, sending the Sharks faithful into a frenzy of cheers and applause. With the final buzzer sounding, the Sharks emerged victorious, their defensive stalwartness and unwavering determination shining through in every aspect of their game. It was a hard-fought battle-from start to finish, but in the end, it was the Sharks who emerged triumphant.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to H.Gabrayel of the Sharks. Throughout the game, Gabrayel showcased remarkable reflexes, impeccable positioning, and unwavering composure under pressure. Despite facing a barrage of shots-from the Ducks' offense, she stood tall as a formidable last line of defense, turning away scoring chances with seemingly effortless ease.

F.Bchara's Brilliance Leads Penguins to Win Over Canucks in Thrilling Battle

(7)Penguins vs Canucks(6)

In a captivating display of offensive prowess, the Penguins clashed with the Canucks in a thrilling ball hockey showdown that saw both teams trade high-end chances in a relentless battle. Ultimately, it was the Penguins who emerged triumphant with a narrow 7-6 victory, propelled by an incredible five-goal performance-from F. Bchara, including the game-winning goal on a penalty shot. Despite the Canucks' resilient effort, led by J. Choudhry's impressive four-goal performance, they fell just short in a hard-fought contest. The intensity of the game reached new heights as the Penguins and Canucks exchanged goals in rapid succession. For a good portion of the game, both sides played with caution keeping the game very low scoring. Eventually, that started to change as of the mid way point where both sides left their goaltenders to dry. After trading numerous scoring chances that went back and forth, the Penguins got their break toward the end, with F.Bchara sealing the deal on a penalty shot marker.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara of the Penguins. Bchara's leadership and composure under pressure were evident throughout the game, inspiring his teammates and rallying them to victory. His five goal performance not only earned him the admiration of his teammates, but also played a pivotal role in securing the Penguins' hard-fought win.

2024-04-15
4vs4 Monday playoffs

Monday April 15

Division 1 Semi Final

Dynamic Display, Chiefs' Offense and Defense Shines, Peters Unable to Keep Pace

With tight defense and relentless offense, the Chiefs left little room for the Peters to generate momentum, securing their wins with scores of 5-2 in both encounters. The Peters fell behind early in the opening game and knew that in order to have a chance they needed to play in front in the ensuing match,. To their credit, they pulled ahead 2-0 on goals-from L.Morello and K.Vincent set up by M.Lastoria. Despite finding themselves trailing, the Chiefs  weren’t overly concerned knowing that it was only a question of time before they would gain control. S.Vanier was able to get the Chiefs on board late in the first period which sent a clear message to his bench that the final stretch would belong to the division leaders. Once they entered the final period, the Chiefs found the extra gear, and took over completely with four unanswered goals. S.Vanier's dynamic performance in the final period showcased his ability to seize crucial moments and deliver when it mattered most. The skilled forward won many one on one battles that resulted in some  key tallies that helped solidify a second straight win, and a pass to the final.

(5)Chiefs vs The Peters(2) Game 1

(5)Chiefs vs The Peters(2) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Vanier of the Chiefs. The Chiefs stamped their authority on the semi-finals, sweeping past the Peters in impressive fashion. Spearheading their victory was the exceptional performance of S. Vanier, who controlled the tempo of the game and left the Peters struggling to keep up. Whether it was winning most of his board battles or unleashing a blistering shot, Vanier's presence on the court was felt throughout the series.

The playoffs continue to deliver excitement and drama as the Chiefs solidify their spot in the final, while the other semi-final matchup promises to be a clash of titans between the defending champions, Classics, and a determined Hustlers team. After a dominant performance in their playoff campaign, the Chiefs have punched their ticket to the final with an impressive display of skill and determination. Their path to the championship game has been marked by relentless offense, stout defense, and unwavering teamwork, making them a formidable opponent for any team they face in the finals. Meanwhile, in the other semi-final round, the defending champions, Classics, are set to take on the Hustlers in what promises to be a thrilling showdown. The Classics, known for their championship pedigree and ability to rise to the occasion in playoff situations, will face a determined Hustlers team eager to make their mark and upset the reigning champions. With both teams hungry for victory and a shot at the championship title, the semi-final matchup between the Classics and the Hustlers is sure to be closely contested, with each team leaving everything on the court in pursuit of victory.

Division 2 Round 1 Playoffs

Resilient Les Yables Overcome Game One Setback,  Snipers Unable to keep pace

Game One saw both teams locked in a fierce battle, with neither side willing to concede an inch. Despite a valiant effort-from Les Yables, the Snipers emerged victorious in a nail-biting shootout, claiming the initial advantage in the series. It was a pair of nifty goals by J.Hassan in the breakaways that put his side in front heading into game two. However, Les Yables refused to be deterred by the game one defeat. With a renewed sense of purpose and determination, they stormed back in game two, unleashing a relentless offensive onslaught that left the Snipers struggling to keep pace. Everyone had no choice but to pull their weight since they played undermanned just short of two full lines. The first period explosion set the tone for game two, which eventually forced this series into a shorter third and deciding game. Bolstered by their success, Les Yables entered the crucial third game with confidence and momentum on their side. They continued to assert their dominance on both ends of the court, overwhelming the Snipers with their speed, skill, and determination. M-O Brouillard scored barely 20 seconds in followed with back to back tallies by D.Marcotte. The Snipers knew they had to get on board first so they could have relied on their man on man game. Instead, the deficit forced them to open up which only created a deeper hole as the game went on.

(3)Les Yables vs Snipers(4) S.O Game 1

(6)Les Yables vs Snipers(1) Game 2

(3)Les Yables vs Snipers(1) Game 3

Degenerates Collapse, Assadi Consulting inc Prevails

In a dramatic playoff series marked by momentum swings and intense battles, Assadi Consulting inc emerged victorious against the Degenerates, securing a hard-fought win in a tightly contested game one followed by a stunning comeback in game two. Game one saw The Assadi Consulting inc and Degenerates locked in a fiercely competitive battle-from the opening face-off. Despite both teams trading blows and showcasing their offensive firepower, it was the Assadi Consulting inc who managed to edge out a narrow victory in a tightly contested affair. In game two, the Degenerates came out strong, building a sufficient lead that seemed insurmountable. S.Marricco lit up like wild fire scoring his clubs first four goals that put his side up 4-1 with only a period to kill off. However, The Assadi Consulting inc refused to back down, mounting a relentless comeback effort that culminated in a stunning collapse for the Degenerates. Assadi's resilience and never-say-die attitude proved to be the difference-maker as they stunned their opponents on two occasions. First, they notched three straight goals in less than three minutes to level. The second part of the story occurred later in the frame when the Degenerates pulled ahead 5-4 with less than two minutes to go. Unfortunately, a late penalty enabled the Assadi Consulting inc to have two extra players on the field after pulling out their net minder. Within seconds, S.Kalaydjian levelled the game which likely suggested that this contest was headed for a shootout. Rather than both sides keeping it tight with so much on the line, the Degenerates gave up a late odd man rush which saw the very same S.Kalaydjian capitalise on a swift pass by N.Kokovides. Out of nowhere, this series was decided on a dramatic finish that had its fair share twists and turns.

(3)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(2) Game 1

(7)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(5) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Marcotte of Les Yables. Marcotte's ability to come through in clutch moments and make a significant impact when it mattered most was a testament to his skill, determination, and leadership on the court. His goals not only energized his teammates, but also served as a catalyst for his team's success in the series.

As the playoffs intensify, the competition heats up with The Assadi Consulting inc and Les Yables securing victories in their respective playoff rounds, setting the stage for thrilling semi-final matchups. In the upcoming semi-final showdowns, the first place DHK will square off against The Assadi Consulting inc in what promises to be a highly anticipated clash. DHK, the top seed in the league, will look to assert their dominance and continue their championship pursuit against the resilient Assadi squad. On the other side of the bracket, the Sharpshooters will face off against Les Yables in another thrilling matchup. The Sharpshooters, known for their precision and offensive prowess, will be tested by the determined Les Yables, who have proven themselves as formidable contenders in the playoffs. As the semi-finals approach, anticipation is running high as teams eagerly await the thrilling matchups that lie ahead. With the top four teams in the league set to clash on the court, the stage is set for intense battles, unforgettable moments, and ultimately, the crowning of a new champion.

2024-04-14
Draft League Sunday

Sunday April 14

Red Wings Battle Back, but Kraken Prevail in the end

(10)Kraken vs Red Wings(5)

The Red Wings found themselves in an early hole, trailing 3-0 after a slow start. However, they refused to go down without a fight. Undeterred by the early deficit, the Red Wings showcased their resilience and determination, mounting a spirited comeback. However, despite the Red Wings' valiant efforts, the Kraken refused to relinquish their grip on the game. With relentless pressure and clinical finishing, the Kraken surged ahead, steadily increasing their lead as the game progressed. Just when the Red Wings thought they had turned the tide, the Kraken took over instead, running away with the game for good. M.Mastrocola was able to showcase his scoring ability once more as the skilled forward added another hat trick to his early season. While the Red Wings showcased flashes of brilliance and tenacity, it was ultimately the Kraken's depth and dominance that proved to be the difference-maker.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Francesco Mastrocola of the Kraken. Mastrocola's impact on the game was undeniable, as he collected an impressive seven points, including a breathtaking hat trick that left spectators in awe. With his lightning-fast moves and pinpoint accuracy, Mastrocola spearheaded the Kraken's offensive charge, relentlessly pressuring the Red Wings' defense and leading his team to victory.

Flyers Fly High, Late Surge Secures Victory Over Canadiens

(9)Flyers vs Canadiens(6)

The game was a rollercoaster of excitement, featuring a flurry of goals and electrifying plays -from both sides. Both teams brought their A-game, delivering a contest filled with intensity, skill, and plenty of goals. As the game progressed, the intensity only intensified, with both teams trading scoring chances and trading goals in rapid succession. Every rush up the court was met with a flurry of shots, as players-from both sides showcased their skill and creativity in the offensive zone. M.Destounis proved to be unstoppable, notching an incredible four goals throughout the game, while M.Chenier showcased his skill with a sensational hat trick that further fuelled the Flyers' momentum. Their combined effort propelled the Flyers to the forefront, as they seized control of the game and never looked back. On the opposite end of the court, T.Settino led the charge for the Canadiens, showcasing his scoring prowess with an impressive four-goal performance that left the Flyers' defense scrambling to contain him. While both sides had their main guns show up in a high octane game, the Flyers late surge proved to be the difference maker in the end.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marino Destounis of the Flyers. Whether it was setting up his teammates with pinpoint passes or capitalizing on scoring opportunities himself, Destounis consistently rose to the occasion when his team needed him most. As the final buzzer sounded, the forward collected a whopping seven points that included four goals.

Bavellas' Lucky Strike Propels Wild to Overtime Win against Predators

(5)Predators vs Wild(6) O.T

From-the first drop of the ball to the final buzzer, the game showcased an electrifying display of back-and-forth action, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats throughout. Both teams demonstrated incredible skill and determination, trading goals in a relentless pursuit of victory. Despite numerous momentum swings, neither team could gain a significant advantage, keeping the outcome uncertain until the very end. The Predators put up a fierce fight, matching the Wild goal for goal and refusing to let their opponents pull away. However, in the end, it was the Wild who seized the opportunity to clinch the win in overtime, with L. Bavellas emerging as the hero of the hour. By simply sending the ball toward the net, the game was decided even though it required a stroke of luck for how it went in.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Louis Bavellas of the Wild. Bavellas' clutch overtime goal not only secured victory for the Wild, but also showcased his skill, determination, and ability to rise to the occasion when it mattered most.

Sabres' Stalwart Effort Falls Short as Kings Secure  Win

( 8 )Sabres vs Kings(10)

In a whirlwind of action-packed excitement, the Kings emerged victorious over the Sabres in a thrilling showdown that saw a flurry of goals and momentum swings. The final score line of 10-8 reflected the intensity and drama that unfolded on the rink, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the very end. The pace was relentless, with players-from both sides showcasing their speed, skill, and determination in pursuit of victory. S.Kalaydjian not only broke up plays, but generated a ton of offense participating in five goals that included a hat trick. As expected, the Sabres saw three prolific goal scorer do his part with C.Arnoldo hitting his target three times for a hat trick. The Sabres put up a fierce fight, matching the Kings goal for goal and refusing to let their opponents pull away. However, it was the Kings who ultimately had the final say, delivering a better finish to secure the win in this exhilarating contest. With precision passing, sharp shooting, and unwavering determination, they managed to outlast the Sabres and claim victory in a game that could have gone either way.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Sevag Kalaydjian of the Kings. His hat-trick of goals not only energized the Kings' offense, but also set the tone for the team's relentless attack throughout the game. Sevag’s contributions extended beyond the offensive end, as he demonstrated a strong defensive presence, thwarting the Sabres' attacks and helping to maintain the Kings' lead. His commitment to both ends of the court exemplified his versatility and dedication to team success.

Bruins Triumph in Nail-Biter over Islanders, M.Barone and T.Passarelli Shine

(5)Bruins vs Islanders(4)

The Bruins' triumph was fuelled by the outstanding performance of M. Barone, whose remarkable hat trick proved to be the difference-maker in the nail-biting contest. Barone's offensive prowess and clutch scoring were instrumental in propelling the Bruins to victory, earning him well-deserved praise-from fans and teammates alike. However, the Islanders put up a formidable fight, led by the dynamic play of T.Passarelli, who matched Barone's feat with a sensational hat trick of his own. Tristan’s relentless offensive pressure kept the Islanders in contention throughout the game, showcasing his skill and determination on the rink. While M.Barone got the ball rolling with his clubs first three goals of the game, R.Lendrum and J.Musi provided two key markers in a short span that broke a stubborn 3-3 tie for the Bruins. Although T.Passarelli responded for his hat trick, the tally came a little to late as the Bruins held on to a hard fought victory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Michael Barone of the Bruins. In a game where every goal counted, M. Barone emerged as the undeniable star for the Bruins. Barone's impact was felt-from the opening whistle as he showcased his scoring prowess with a sensational hat trick. With precision shots and unwavering determination, he single-handedly sparked the Bruins' offensive surge, putting his team in prime position to secure the win.

Panthers Rally Falls Short as Blackhawks Claim Victory

(7)Panthers vs Blackhawks( 8 )

In a captivating display of ball hockey prowess, the Blackhawks established a commanding lead against the Panthers, only to weather a late storm of goals that nearly tipped the scales. Despite the Panthers' valiant efforts, the Blackhawks emerged victorious with an 8-7 win, fuelled by the exceptional performance of M. Kardum. Spearheading their offensive charge, M. Kardum’s performance was nothing short of extraordinary. With four goals and two assists to his name, Kardum proved to be the difference-maker for the Blackhawks, delivering clutch plays when it mattered most. Support did come-from N.Katsifolis, who helped set up four goals, and E.Allen’s presence as the veteran controlled the back end while generating three points. For a good portion of the match, the Blackhawks carried a comfortable lead up until a late three goal surge made the final score line look a lot more respectable.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marin Kardum of the Blackhawks. While the Blackhawks built a significant lead early in the game, Kardum's contributions were instrumental in maintaining their momentum and fending off a late surge-from the Panthers. Despite the Panthers' valiant effort to narrow the gap, Kardum's dominant performance ensured that the Blackhawks secured the hard-fought victory.

2024-04-11
D Thursday division Round 1

Thursday April 11 (D Thursday division, Round 1)

 G-C Pisanelli Leads the Charge to Rated R's Remarkable Comeback Victory

(3)Rated R vs Krazy Train(2) O.T

In a playoff clash teeming with tension and high stakes, Rated R orchestrated a remarkable comeback, erasing a 2-0 deficit to vanquish the Krazy Train in a captivating overtime showdown, securing their berth in the semi-final round amidst a sea of jubilant fans. From-the outset, it was evident that both teams understood the magnitude of the moment, leaving nothing to chance in their quest for playoff glory. The intensity was palpable as every pass, shot, and save reverberated with significance, fuelling the electric atmosphere inside the arena. Despite facing a deficit, Rated R refused to succumb to despair, digging deep and unleashing an inspired offensive onslaught. With relentless determination, they launched wave after wave of attacks, probing for openings in the Krazy Train's defense. With time dwindling and the tension reaching a crescendo, Rated R's persistence paid off as they managed to find the back of the net with a late goal, sending shockwaves through their bench and breathing new life into their championship aspirations. The game headed into overtime, with both teams laying it all on the line in pursuit of victory. It barely took more than a shift for P.Nakhle to riffle a shot and send his team straight into the next round. While Nakhle deserves praise for his goal, Pisanelli’s heroic performance cant be overlooked, tallying three crucial points that fuelled Rated R's comeback and propelled them to victory. His unwavering resolve and clutch play were instrumental in turning the tide in Rated R's favour when it mattered most.

The SalumiVino player of the game goes to G-C Pisanelli of Rated R. His exceptional contributions played a pivotal role in propelling Rated R to a sensational overtime victory over the Krazy Train, securing their spot in the semi-final round. On all three goals, the skilled forward scored twice while setting up the winner.

In one semi-final clash, Rated R will square off against the formidable Generals, setting the stage for a battle of titans. Rated R, fresh off their thrilling comeback victory over the Krazy Train, will look to carry their momentum into this highly anticipated matchup. However, they'll face a tough challenge in the Generals, who enter the semi-finals as the favourites and boast a potent combination of skill, experience, and depth. It's a matchup that promises fireworks as Rated R aims to upset the odds and stake their claim to a spot in the championship game. On the other side of the bracket, the Fatal Demons will clash with the well-rounded Armadillos in what is sure to be a closely contested affair. The Fatal Demons, known for their structure and tenacious play, will look to impose their will on the rink and advance to the finals. However, they'll have to contend with an Armadillos team that has proven to be a force to be reckoned with, boasting a balanced roster and a knack for rising to the occasion in big moments. With both teams hungry for victory, this matchup has all the makings of a classic showdown that will keep fans on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer.

Dek Elite World

Thursday April 11

A Tale of Two Halves, Team Greece's Early Surge Holds off Team Italy's Furious Comeback Attempt

(5)Team Greece vs Team Italy(4)

In a thrilling showdown on the ball hockey rink, fans were treated to a gripping clash between two powerhouse teams: Team Greece and Team Italy. The game unfolded with intense speed and precision, keeping spectators on the edge of their seats-from the first drop of the ball. The second period proved to be a defining moment in the match as Team Greece asserted their dominance, surging to an impressive 5-0 lead. With flawless coordination and relentless offensive pressure, they seemed poised to run away with the victory. And why not when they occupied every area of the court-from their power play goal by A.Kakivelis to a huge shorthanded marker-from C.Kakivelis. Then, in a dramatic turn of events, Team Italy fuelled a comeback  with two consecutive power play goals by C.Gingras and P.Musto, adding an extra layer of intensity to an already electrifying match. With the odds seemingly stacked against them, they capitalized on the advantage before adding two more tallies to pull themselves within one. Although they set the stage for  a thrilling finish, Team Italy ran out of race track, ultimately falling short in a game that left a lasting impression on the fans and opponents alike.

Canada Soars, A.Mirolla's Hat Trick Powers Team Canada to Victory Over Armenia

(6)Team Canada vs Team Armenia(1)

From-the opening draw, it was evident that Team Armenia came ready to compete against the powerhouse Team Canada. With solid defense and strategic play, they managed to keep the game close in the early stages, frustrating their opponents with their resilience and tenacity. Eventually, Team Canada's depth and offensive prowess began to take control. Despite Team Armenia's best efforts, they found themselves unable to contain the relentless pressure-from the Canadian squad. Part of their success came-from A.Mirolla’s clinical finish as the power forward put three behind a very good goaltender in J-F Aumais. It really wasn’t up until the dying moments of the second period where this game took a turn in favour for Team Canada. Once K.Leveille and K.Vicent struck late in the frame, Team Canada played the clock in their favour forcing Team Armenia to open up and dig themselves deeper. Although Team Armenia fought valiantly throughout the game, they ultimately couldn't keep up with the offensive firepower of Team Canada. In the end, Team Canada emerged triumphant with a commanding win, maintaining their status as the front runners of the division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Mirolla of Team Canada. A.Mirolla’s presence was felt on the court as he consistently created scoring opportunities and displayed remarkable offensive prowess. His ability to find the back of the net three times proved to be a difference-maker for Team Canada, with each goal inspiring his teammates.

2024-04-10
Dek Elite World

Tuesday April 9

Never Trailing, Always Leading, Team Armenia Downs Team Italy in Rematch

(5)Team Armenia vs Team Italy(4)

In a thrilling matchup reminiscent of their previous encounter earlier in the season, Team Armenia once again emerged victorious against a determined Team Italy. The game, played with fervour and intensity, ended with a narrow score line of 5-4 in favour of Team Armenia. Team Armenia seized the initiative early on collecting the games first two goals by S.Kalaydjian and his brother A.Kalaydjian, demonstrating their prowess by taking the lead and maintaining it up until J.Mandracchia and D.Lombardi responded just before the frame ended. After a closely contested first period that saw both teams jockeying for position, it was Team Armenia who ignited the game with an extraordinary surge of momentum in the second period. With precision passing, lightning-fast transitions, and impeccable execution, they unleashed an onslaught of offensive firepower that left Team Italy reeling. While Team Armenia had dictated much of the game, Team Italy mounted a spirited comeback in the third period, scoring two crucial goals by P.Musto and J-P Moquin in their bid to overturn the deficit. However, their efforts ultimately fell short as Team Armenia held firm to secure a hard-fought 5-4 victory. There was no question R.Ranieri needed to be good in net as the goaltender was rock solid earning a well deserved win.

Explosive Offense, Team Canada's 4-Goal Second Period Propels Victory Against Team Pakistan

(2)Team Pakistan vs Team Canada(7)

Right-from the opening face-off, Team Canada asserted their authority, controlling possession and dictating the pace of the game. Despite a valiant effort-from Team Pakistan, it was clear early on that they were facing an uphill battle against the powerhouse Canadian squad. The turning point of the game came in the second period when Team Canada exploded with an offensive onslaught, netting an impressive four goals to extend their lead significantly. The goals came-from a variety of sources, showcasing the depth and versatility of the Canadian offense. With the offense firing on all cylinders and the defense standing strong, Team Canada maintained relentless pressure on Team Pakistan throughout the game. Their precision passing, sharp shooting, and cohesive teamwork left Team Pakistan struggling to keep pace. Despite facing a formidable opponent, Team Pakistan continued to fight with determination, managing to find the back of the net twice to put points on the board. However, their efforts were ultimately overshadowed by the dominant performance of Team Canada. K.Vincent was the only multi goal scorer, M-A Trudeau scored a back breaking shorthanded goal, and P-M Chenier used his vision to orchestrate three nice passes.

Overtime Drama, Team Haiti Edges Out Team Greece with S.Savigeau’s Winning Goal

(2)Team Greece vs Team Haiti(3) O.T

The game unfolded as a testament to the passion and skill of both teams, but it was Team Haiti who emerged victorious, with S.Savigeau sealing the win with his second goal of the game. Throughout the contest, Team Haiti faced relentless pressure-from Team Greece, who showcased their strength and skill on both ends of the court. However, despite the formidable challenge, Team Haiti remained composed and focused, refusing to back down in the face of adversity. The game remained 1-1 for a while, and just when Team Haiti thought they had it after a huge shorthanded goal by A.Mally-Pressoir, Team Greece responded almost immediately thanks to a tally that most players wouldn’t think of. K.Kuczmarski  used some physics and sophisticated geometry to somehow get the ball behind the net-from an impossible angle. His late tally set the stage for some exciting overtime action in a game that kept many on the edge of their seats. With tensions running high in an intense overtime period, S.Savigeau rose to the occasion, delivering the decisive goal to give Team Haiti a thrilling victory.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to S.Savigeau of Team Haiti. With the score tied at 2-2 and the outcome hanging in the balance, he delivered a moment of brilliance, netting the decisive goal that secured victory for Team Haiti and sent the bench into a frenzy of celebration.

April 10 Draft wednesday

Wednesday April 10

Rangers Rally, Avalanche Answer, A Ball Hockey Tale of Comebacks and Clutch Plays

(7)Avalanche vs Rangers(6)

The game started with the Avalanche dominating early on, taking a commanding lead of 4-1, leaving the Rangers scrambling to catch up. It looked as though this contest had already been decided despite the amount of time left over. The Avalanche continued to push the pace, eventually finding themselves en route to a convincing win up 6-3 in the latter stages of the match. Then, in a very short span of only a couple of minutes and change, the Rangers staged an incredible comeback on three consecutive goals that left the Avalanche wondering what went wrong. With determination and grit, they fought tooth and nail to level the game 6-6, sending shockwaves throughout their entire bench. As tensions reached its peak and the clock ticked down, it was anyone's game. Both benches were convinced that an overtime period was required in order to determine a winner. But in a stroke of luck for the Avalanche, M. Saia emerged as the hero of the night, seizing the opportunity with just 7 seconds left on the clock to score the game-winning goal, clinching a thrilling victory for the Avalanche and leaving the Rangers stunned.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Matthew Saia of the Avalanche. With time ticking away and the outcome of the game hanging in the balance, M.Saia rose to the occasion with nerves of steel. In a display of sheer determination and skill, he found himself in the perfect position to notch the game-winning goal with only 7 seconds remaining on the clock, sending his teammates into a frenzy of excitement and sealing a memorable 7-6 victory

Macri's Clutch Goal Seals Senators' Victory in Overtime Duel with Stars

(3)Senators vs Stars(2) O.T

In a clash that had fans on the edge of their seats, the Senators and the Stars engaged in a fiercely contested battle that culminated in an overtime thriller. The game was a showcase of skill, determination, and relentless effort-from both sides. Despite the close matchup, neither team could break the tie during regulation, with the score deadlocked at 2-2 as the final buzzer sounded. As the tension mounted in overtime, every play became crucial, knowing that a single mistake could cost either team the victory. Throughout the game, the goaltenders for both teams played pivotal roles, making key saves to keep their respective clubs in the hunt. Their stellar performances between the pipes showcased the importance of goaltending in tight, high-pressure situations, and added an extra layer of drama to an already intense matchup. Although M.Mascitto got credited the win, M.Freda was just as instrumental for the Stars, giving his club every opportunity possible to secure victory. In the end, it came down to one big play that stemmed-from an excepted player. N.Macri seems to  flourish during the big moments as tonight was just another example of the power forward getting it done. N.Macri delivered a clutch play, stuffing the ball behind the net to secure a dramatic 3-2 overtime win for the Senators.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Mascitto of the Senators. M.Mascitto’s exceptional goaltending was instrumental in the Senators' success, as he stood tall between the pipes, thwarting numerous scoring opportunities-from the Stars and providing a solid foundation for his team's victory.

Golden Knights' Early Lead Fades, Hurricanes Prevail in Action-Packed Battle

( 8 )Golden Knights vs Hurricanes(10)

The game was a rollercoaster of momentum swings and electrifying plays that kept fans entertained until the final buzzer. The game began with the Golden Knights racing out to a commanding 3-0 lead, capitalizing on their early opportunities and putting the Hurricanes on the back foot. However, the Hurricanes refused to back down, mounting a spirited comeback fuelled by the dynamic play of M. DiLena. In a display of sheer brilliance, DiLena single-handedly ignited the Hurricanes' offense, netting four quick goals to level the score and shift the momentum in his team's favour. But the Golden Knights responded with determination of their own, as P. Labateya answered back with two swift tallies to keep his team in the hunt. As the game progressed, the intensity only continued to escalate, with both teams trading scoring chances and exchanging blows in a relentless back-and-forth battle. The Hurricanes showcased their offensive firepower and resilience, steadily pulling ahead as the game wore on. In the end, it was the Hurricanes who finished stronger, maintaining their composure and executing their game plan  to secure a hard-fought 10-8 victory over the Golden Knights.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marco DiLena of the Hurricanes. With an outstanding offensive display, DiLena showcased his scoring prowess and played a pivotal role in guiding the Hurricanes to a hard-fought win over the Golden Knights. His remarkable achievement of scoring five goals and an assist in a single game underscored his status as a true standout player.

2024-04-09
April 9 draft Tuesday

Tuesday April 9

Ducks Soar to Victory after Overcoming Canucks' Early Leads

(6)Ducks vs Canucks(3)

The Canucks came out strong, taking slight leads early in the game with some impressive offensive plays and solid defense. Their agility and speed on the court kept the Ducks on their toes, as they fought tooth and nail to stay in the game. However, the Ducks refused to be outdone. With determination and grit, they steadily found their rhythm and began to turn the tide in their favour. J.DeLima’s penalty shot goal was perhaps a turning point in the game for the Ducks. His tally tied the game up 3-3 which provided the Ducks momentum to grow stronger. Finally, T.Nardelli used his second to put his side in front for the first time on a goal that was never challenged. S.Panetta and Choudhry went on to add insurance markers, and the Ducks were able to emerge victorious after a challenging start against a valiant opponent.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Pedram Assadi of the Ducks. As the game wore on and the Ducks began to find their rhythm, P.Assadi’s performance only grew stronger. With the Canucks pressing desperately to mount a comeback, Assadi shut the door emphatically, refusing to let anything past him and preserving the Ducks' hard-earned lead.

Sharks Fight Hard but Penguins Prevail 6-4 in Intense Showdown

(4)Sharks vs Penguins(6)

The Penguins, known for their offensive firepower, wasted no time asserting their dominance, jumping out to an early lead with some slick passing and precision shooting. However, the Sharks refused to back down. Buoyed by the support of their fans and fuelled by a burning desire to compete, they mounted a spirited comeback, matching the Penguins' intensity stride for stride. With each passing minute, the Sharks grew stronger, mounting relentless attacks and testing the Penguins' defense with their aggressive play. Despite facing adversity, the Sharks continued to battle valiantly, refusing to let the Penguins run away with the game. Their resilience was on full display as they traded blows with the Penguins, refusing to go down without a fight. In the end, despite their best efforts, the Sharks were unable to overcome the Penguins' relentless pressure, falling short in a hard-fought 6-4 loss. Though disappointed with the outcome, the Sharks can hold their heads high knowing that they pushed the Penguins to their limits and proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in the division.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Renato Santosuosso. From-the moment the ball dropped, R.Santosuosso showcased his talent and determination on the court. His  pinpoint accuracy kept the Penguins' defense scrambling, as he consistently created scoring opportunities for his team, resulting in a hat trick and an assist

2024-04-08
4vs4 Monday

Monday April 8

Division 1

Chiefs take over in second game after stalemate with Classics

The first game saw both teams trading blows, with the Chiefs managing to score late goals to secure a hard-fought 4-4 stalemate with the Classics. It was an intense back-and-forth affair, showcasing the determination and skill of both squads. As the night progressed, anticipation mounted for the second game, and the Chiefs came out with a vengeance. With a renewed sense of purpose, they dominated the final frame on two power play goals by A.Bigo and a four point performance by S.Vanier, shutting down the Classics' offense while unleashing their own scoring prowess. The Chiefs' relentless pressure paid off as they surged to a commanding 4-1 victory, sealing their triumph in a thrilling display of skill and teamwork. There was no question that the Classics penalty trouble enabled the Chiefs to take advantage. When given the extra time and space, chances are high that the Chiefs will make you pay.

(4)Chiefs vs Classics(4) S.O

(4)Chiefs vs Classics(1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Vanier of the Chiefs. Throughout the double-header showdown against the Classics, S.Vanier demonstrated his prowess as a key player for the Chiefs. In a remarkable feat, he collected a total of six points across both games.

Get ready for the ultimate showdown as the top teams in the 4v4 Monday First Division gear up for a thrilling semi-final round. In the first match-up, league leaders, the Chiefs, will face off against the fourth-place contenders, Peters, in what promises to be an epic clash of skill and strategy. Meanwhile, the second-place Hustlers will lock horns with the third-place Classics, setting the stage for a showdown filled with intensity and determination. Stay tuned as these powerhouse teams vie for a chance to advance to the finals and etch their names into ball hockey glory.

Division 2

Turning the Tides, Degenerates bounce back with a well rounded team effort vs the Snipers

The first encounter between the Degenerates and the Snipers was a tightly contested affair, with both teams leaving it all on the rink. Despite a valiant effort-from the Degenerates, the Snipers managed to secure a narrow victory in a hard-fought battle. It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Degenerates, but they refused to let the defeat dampen their spirits. The win saw H.Salman score his second with about a minute left in the game. As the second game got underway, the Degenerates came out with a renewed sense of purpose. With their backs against the wall, they turned the tides in spectacular fashion, dominating every aspect of the game. From-aggressive offense to impenetrable defense, the Degenerates left no stone unturned as they surged to a dominant win over the Snipers. It was an effort that involved every single player making a difference. From-clutch goals to crucial defensive stops, each member of the team played a vital role in securing the victory. R.Ranieri was there to make all the necessary stops which enabled his side to slowly pull away as the game went on.

(2)Degenerates vs Snipers(3)

(6)Degenerates vs Snipers(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Rino Ranieri of the Degenerates. Despite facing relentless pressure-from the Snipers' offense, Ranieri stood tall, denying scoring opportunities with sensational saves and impeccable positioning. His stellar performance not only kept the Degenerates in the game, but also served as a catalyst for their dominant victory.

With the DHK and the Sharpshooters earning a bye week, the stage is set for an action-packed first round featuring four determined teams eager to advance in pursuit of championship glory. In the opening round, Les Yables will square off against the Snipers in what promises to be a clash of two very fast paced teams. With both teams hungry for postseason success, expect an intense battle filled with skill, strategy, and sheer determination as they vie for a spot in the next round. Meanwhile, the Degenerates will face off against the Assadi Consulting inc in a highly anticipated showdown. With playoff aspirations on the line, both teams will leave it all on the rink, leaving no stone unturned in their quest for victory.

2024-04-07
April 7 Draft Sunday

Sunday April 7

Flyers Flounder Early, Fall to Kraken

(12)Kraken vs Flyers(6)

The game kicked off with an onslaught-from the Kraken, catching the Flyers off guard with their aggressive offense. The Flyers seemed unable to find their footing in the early stages of the match, struggling to contain the Kraken's relentless attacks. As a result, the Flyers found themselves trailing by a significant margin in the early stages, with the scoreboard showing a daunting deficit. However, despite the rough start and the scoreboard working against them, the Flyers showed resilience and determination. They managed to regroup and slow down the bleeding as the game progressed. The only problem was that they couldn’t make enough ground in order to climb back into the game. The damage had already been done with F.Mastrocola leading the charge up front with five goals and two assists. M.DiNiro and T.Vecera chipped in with a pair, and C.Cusson made an impact as well collecting six points. Though the outcome was not what they had hoped for, the Flyers can take pride in their ability to rally and fight back after a challenging start. They'll look to learn from this experience and come back stronger in their next matchup, determined to turn the tide in their favour.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Frank Mastrocola of the Kraken. Mastrocola showcased his offensive prowess with remarkable precision and finesse. His dominance on the court was evident as he notched an impressive five goals and two assists, demonstrating a lethal scoring touch and an ability to make his teammates around him look better.

Goal-Filled Showdown, Islanders Outlast Sabres

(9)Sabres vs Islanders(11)

In a heart-pounding ball hockey showdown, the Islanders clashed with the Sabres in a battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer. In a game filled with momentum swings and electrifying action, it was the Islanders who emerged victorious with a dramatic late surge. The pace was frenetic, with neither side willing to back down as they fought tooth and nail for control of the game. Leading the charge for the Islanders were M.Barbiero and A.Passarelli, who delivered standout performances with four goals each, showcasing their scoring prowess and clutch play when it mattered most. Their offensive contributions proved instrumental in propelling the Islanders to victory, energizing their teammates and electrifying the crowd with their dazzling displays on the court. Despite the loss, the Sabres put forth a valiant effort, with C.Arnoldo leading the charge with a sensational hat trick that kept his team in contention until the final moments. His offensive heroics were emblematic of the Sabres' tenacity and fighting spirit throughout the game, demonstrating their resilience in the face of adversity.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Melissa Barbiero of the Islanders. Her three early goals not only energized her teammates, but also established the Islanders' offensive rhythm, laying the foundation for their eventual victory. By the time the game ended, M.Barbiero’s contributions went beyond just her early goals, as she finished the game with a total of four tallies, cementing her status as a pivotal player in the Islanders' victory.

Early Lead Propels Predators to Victory Over Blackhawks

(7)Predators vs Blackhawks(4)

The Predators surged out of the gates with a blistering start against the Blackhawks, establishing a commanding 4-0 lead in the early stages of the game. The Predators' relentless offensive pressure and stout defense seemed to catch the Blackhawks off guard, putting them in an early hole that proved difficult to climb out of. However, showing resilience and determination, the Blackhawks battled back valiantly, mounting a spirited comeback to narrow the gap and keep the game within reach. With a combination of strategic adjustments and unwavering effort, they managed to chip away at the Predators' lead, pulling within striking distance as the game progressed. Despite their best efforts, the Blackhawks ultimately fell short in their comeback bid, unable to overcome the early deficit against a resilient Predators squad. Though they managed to narrow the gap to just one goal at one point, the Predators' defense held firm, denying the Blackhawks any further ground and preserving their lead. The Predators' offense clicked on all cylinders, with contributions coming-from multiple players across the line-up. J.Brizzi, although didn’t score, helped set up four teammates. The Blackhawks had their best sequence in a short eight minute span notching all their four goals. Apart-from that, A.Benedetto took care of the rest as the net minder was primed for his clubs season debut.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Andy Benedetto of the Predators. Benedetto was a pillar of strength in the Predators' defense, turning away scoring opportunities with remarkable poise and precision. His saves and unwavering focus frustrated the Blackhawks' offensive efforts, thwarting their attempts to claw back into the game despite facing a barrage of shots.

Depth Prevails, Canadiens Sail to convincing win Against Panthers

(1)Panthers vs Canadiens(10)

From-the opening draw, it was clear that the Canadiens' depth would prove to be too much for their opponents to handle. The Canadiens wasted no time asserting their authority, as M. Salerno set the tone early with a sensational hat trick, putting the Panthers on their heels with his scoring prowess. With precision passing and relentless offensive pressure, the Canadiens' depth players made their presence felt, overwhelming the Panthers' defense with their relentless attack. The Panthers found themselves unable to contain the Canadiens' potent offense, as goal after goal found its way into the back of the net. M.Zuccaro was also able to complete a hat trick while M.Salerno went on to add his fourth of the night. It’s also worth noting that throughout the game, P.Roy dazzled spectators with his vision, precision passing, and scoring touch, as he orchestrated the Canadiens' relentless attack. With six assists and two goals to his name, P. Roy consistently found his teammates in prime scoring positions, setting them up for success with pinpoint accuracy and unselfish play. It was just one of those cases in which one team had all the right elements in order for such a result. As both teams reflect on the game and look ahead to future matchups, the Canadiens will savour their dominant performance, while the Panthers will regroup and strive to bounce back stronger in their next outing.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Patrick Roy of the Canadiens. P. Roy played a pivotal role in setting up the majority of his team's goals, consistently finding his teammates in prime scoring positions with his vision and accuracy. In his season debut, his teammates are glad to have a player that can generate impressive numbers as the skilled forward capped off an impressive eight point performance.

Bruins' Early Lead Fades in Drubbing by Red Wings

(10)Red Wings vs Bruins(2)

In a surprising turn of events on the court, the Bruins found themselves on the wrong end of a lopsided 10-2 defeat against the Red Wings, despite initially jumping out to an early 2-0 lead. What began as a promising start quickly turned into a nightmare for the Bruins, as they struggled to maintain their momentum against a determined Red Wings squad. The Bruins wasted no time asserting their authority in the early stages of the game, capitalizing on scoring opportunities to build a 2-0 lead-from the very same R.Lendrum, and seemingly take control of the contest. However, their momentum was short-lived, as the Red Wings responded with a relentless offensive onslaught that left the Bruins reeling and searching for answers. The Red Wings' relentless pressure and clinical finishing overwhelmed the Bruins' defense, leaving them struggling to mount a comeback as the game progressed. Scoring contributions were widely spread out, but L.Folini and M.Paciencia did add a little more each chipping in with a pair while C.Stamadianos rattled off a late hat trick. Then, as the final buzzer sounded, the Bruins were left to ponder what went wrong as they suffered a humbling defeat at the hands of the Red Wings. With plenty of work to be done, the Bruins will regroup and refocus in the aftermath of this disappointing loss, determined to bounce back stronger in their next outing.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to A.Zardarain of the Red Wings. As the Bruins searched desperately for a way back into the game, Zardarian remained a steady presence in the Red Wings' net, shutting down scoring chances and instilling confidence in his teammates. His ability to weather the storm and keep the Bruins at bay was instrumental in preserving the Red Wings' lead and securing the victory.

Spin Move Magic by M.Estrela, Kings Secure Close Win Against Determined Wild Squad

(3)Wild vs Kings(4)

The game unfolded with all the intensity and excitement that ball hockey fans love. The highlight of the game came in the late stages when M. Estrela of the Kings executed a brilliant spin-around move, leaving the defense stunned and the crowd on their feet. With the clock ticking down and the score tied at 3-3, Estrela’s lightning-fast reflexes and skillful maneuvering resulted in a snipe that gave the Kings a crucial 4-3 lead. Both teams battled fiercely, trading goals and momentum shifts throughout the game. However, it was in the dying moments that the defining play unfolded. S.Kalaydjian and M.Estrela took care of a good portion of the offense as both players shared three points each. In a game that required sharp goaltending, M.Freda was again up for the challenge keeping the opposition to only three goals. The Wild led only once when M.Taha snapped a 2-2 tie just shy of the 30 minute mark. Rather than building off that slight momentum, the Kings eventually turned the tides grabbing the games next two goals.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Monika Estrela of the Kings. Whether on offense, defense, or in crucial moments, Estrela's presence was felt on the court, making a huge impact as to why the Kings got the better of the Wild.

2024-04-04
D Thursday division

Thursday April 4, 2024

Krazy Train Steamrolls Past Brew Crew, Sets Playoff Wheels in Motion

(1)Brew Crew vs Krazy Train( 8 )

From-the opening face-off, Krazy Train came out with ferocity, setting the tone for the game with their relentless offensive pressure and rock-solid defense. The Brew Crew squad struggled to find their footing as Krazy Train's offense unleashed a barrage of shots on goal, testing the opposing goaltender early and often. Their offensive onslaught continued throughout the game, with each line contributing to the relentless attack. S.Abbandonato and M.Kardum clicked well together as both players each chipped in with a pair. Meanwhile, Krazy Train's defense stood tall, thwarting Brew Brew's attempts to generate scoring opportunities with disciplined positioning and timely shot blocks. P.Delli Colli proved to be a brick wall, turning away shot after shot with remarkable skill and composure. As the game progressed, Krazy Train's confidence soared, and their chemistry on the court became increasingly apparent. They executed textbook plays with precision and finesse, frustrating the Brew Crew defense at every turn. For Krazy Train, this commanding performance serves as a catalyst for their playoff aspirations, fuelling their determination to continue their winning ways and cement their status as contenders in a very competitive division.

Armadillos' Dynamic Trio Dominates, N.Chiminian, J.Mandracchia and S.Athanasopoulos Combine for 13 Points in Victory over Generals

(7)Armadillos vs Generals(4)

With seamless chemistry and relentless determination, N.Chiminian, J.Mandracchia, and S.Athanasopoulos carved through the Generals' defense, generating scoring chances at will. Their offensive onslaught proved too much for the Generals to handle as the Armadillos' trio consistently found the back of the net, capitalizing on opportunities with clinical finishing and impeccable teamwork. Each member of the trio brought their unique skill set to the table, creating matchup nightmares for the opposing defense. Despite facing a formidable opponent, the Armadillos' defense held firm, stifling the Generals' offensive threats and providing a solid foundation for their team's success. With timely blocks and key defensive stops, they limited the Generals' scoring opportunities, allowing their potent offense to dictate the pace of the game. As the game progressed, N.Chiminian, J.Mandracchia, and S.Athanasopoulos continued to shine, showcasing their ability to control the flow of play and capitalize on turnovers. Their combined efforts resulted in a staggering 13 points, effectively sealing the victory for the Armadillos and solidifying their status as offensive juggernauts.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Mandracchia of the Armadillos. For a second straight week, the Armadillos forward was in a league of his own, scoring another whopping four goals and two assists.

As the dust settles on the D Thursday Division regular season, anticipation mounts for the thrilling playoff matchups ahead. With the top five seeds locked in, teams are gearing up for intense battles on the ball hockey court. The Generals occupy first place followed with the Fatal Demons securing the second spot and the Armadillos locked in third place. The first round match up will feature the Krazy Train taking on Rated R for that fourth seed. The winner of that game will get the Generals while the Fatal Demons have a pre determined date with the Armadillos in the semi final round. As the playoff picture takes shape, anticipation reaches a fever pitch among fans and players alike. With the fate of the division hanging in the balance, each game promises to deliver heart-stopping action and unforgettable moments on the road to championship glory.

2024-04-03
April 3 Draft Wednesday

Wednesday April 3

 Hurricanes Roll Past Avalanche in Goal-Heavy Affair

 (9)Avalanche vs Hurricanes(13)

In a whirlwind of sticks and swift manoeuvres, the Hurricanes clashed with the Avalanche in a high-octane ball hockey showdown that left fans on the edge of their seats. From -the opening face-off, it was clear that this game would be a rollercoaster ride of goals and excitement. The Hurricanes wasted no time asserting their dominance, piling on goals early in the game and setting the tone for what would become a thrilling offensive showcase. With precision passing and blistering shots, they quickly built a commanding lead, leaving the Avalanche struggling to keep pace. Although the Avalanche battled back after an early hole, they couldn’t keep pace with a superior opponent. The Hurricanes had fairly balanced production with M.DiLena continuing -from where he left off last season making an immediate impact with six points. Even J.Pendino got his named noticed as the stay at home defenseman was able to set up four plays. The final score line could have looked a lot worse if the Avalanche didn’t pile much of their goals in the final portion of the game. By Then, the damage at already been done with the Hurricanes  establishing a massive lead.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marco DiLena of the Hurricanes. Throughout the game, DiLena was a constant presence on the score sheet, tallying an impressive six points with a combination of goals and assists that left the Avalanche scrambling to contain him. His contributions were instrumental in the Hurricanes' early goal-scoring barrage and played a pivotal role in their eventual victory.

Senators Soar to 9-4 Triumph Over Oilers with Matteo's Five-Point Performance

 (4)Oilers vs Senators(9)

From-the opening face-off, the Senators wasted no time asserting their dominance, as they quickly established a solid 4-0 lead in the first period, leaving the Oilers reeling and struggling to find their footing. With crisp passing, relentless pressure, and clinical finishing, the Senators overwhelmed their opponents and set the tone for the remainder of the game. Though the Oilers fought valiantly to claw their way back into contention, the Senators remained unfazed, continuing to dictate the pace of play and maintain their commanding lead. Led by standout performances-from players like M. Matteo, who made a significant impact with five points, the Senators' offense proved to be too much for the Oilers to handle. Matteo, in particular, was a force to be reckoned with throughout the game, showcasing his offensive prowess with a combination of goals and assists that left the Oilers defense scrambling to contain him. His contributions were instrumental in the Senators' early surge and provided the spark necessary to propel his team to victory. As the game progressed, the Senators refused to take their foot off the gas, extending their lead with timely goals and stifling defense that kept the Oilers at bay. Despite a late push-from their opponents, the Senators remained in control, ultimately sealing the win with a final score line of 9-4.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to M.Matteo of the Senators. With his unparalleled offensive prowess, he became a constant thorn in the side of the Oilers defense, creating scoring chances at will and leaving them scrambling to contain him.

Golden Knights run out of race track in late massive surge vs the Blues

 (9)Golden Knights vs Blues(10)

 The Blues and Golden Knights treated fans to a thrilling display of skill, determination, and dramatic twists as the game unfolded in a series of momentum shifts. The Blues stormed out of the gate with an impressive display of offensive firepower, quickly building what appeared to be a safe commanding 8-3 lead against the Golden Knights. Much of that offense stemmed-from their gritty forward T.Scarpelli, who made life difficult for the Golden Knights defense and goaltender. Scarpelli earned a hat trick during that stretch while creating chances resulting in a pair of assists. While it looked as though the Blues were well on their way to an easy win, things didn’t quite turn out that way. With each passing minute, the tension in the complex mounted as the Golden Knights continued to inch closer to completing their improbable comeback. Their resilient and never say die attitude nearly caused an upset for the ages. Maybe if this game had an extra minute, they could have gotten there. Instead, the poor start proved to be a significant reason why the Golden Knights fell short.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Scarpelli of the Blues. Scarpelli's impact on the game was undeniable, as he single-handedly kept the Blues in contention with his exceptional playmaking ability and nose for the net. Whether he was sniping top shelf with his deadly accuracy or setting up his teammates for scoring chances, he left a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.

Freda's Fortress, Stars' Goalie Solid as They Conquer Rangers

 (2)Rangers vs Stars(7)

In a showcase of defensive prowess, the Stars put on a master class performance, stifling the Rangers' offense and securing a convincing 7-2 win in a ball hockey clash that highlighted their defensive discipline and balanced scoring attack. From-the drop of the ball, the Stars asserted their defensive dominance, frustrating the Rangers' forwards with their disciplined positioning and tenacious back checking. Led by a stalwart defensive effort, they limited the Rangers' scoring opportunities and kept them at bay throughout the game. Despite facing a resilient Rangers squad, the Stars maintained their composure and continued to execute their game plan with precision. Their relentless pressure eventually paid off as they capitalized on scoring chances to extend their lead. Their stellar performance on both ends of the rink showcased their status as a formidable force in the division. There was no question that goaltending played a role in this result. M.Freda, cool, calm and collective was a source of inspiration as the net minder was stellar allowing only two goals.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Martino Freda of the Stars. Martino's performance between the pipes was nothing short of exceptional, as he thwarted countless scoring opportunities with remarkable skill and determination. His ability to anticipate plays, control rebounds, and make clutch saves under pressure kept the Rangers' offense at bay throughout the game.

2024-04-02
Dek Elite World

Tuesday April 2

Team Armenia Takes Early Lead, but Team Greece Prevails

(1)Team Armenia vs Team Greece(5)

Despite the odds stacked against them, Team Armenia showcased their tenacity and skill, giving Team Greece a run for their money. The game started with Team Armenia coming out strong, taking an early lead on a great effort by their captain Y.Derohannessian and demonstrating their prowess on both offense and defense. Their solid defensive efforts kept Team Greece at bay, frustrating the opposition's attempts to find the back of the net. However, as the game progressed into the third period, Team Greece began to find their rhythm and started to gain momentum. With their relentless offensive pressure, they managed to break through Team Armenia's defense, scoring crucial goals that turned the tide of the game in their favor. S.Karageorgos provided a key part of the offense scoring two crucial goals that put his side in front for good.

Onslaught-from the Start, Team Pakistan's Early Lead Secures Win Against Team Haiti

(4)Team Pakistan vs Team Haiti(2)

In a gripping ball hockey showdown, Team Pakistan showcased their prowess right-from the start, surging ahead with a commanding performance against Team Haiti. The game kicked off with Team Pakistan launching a relentless offensive onslaught, quickly establishing a 3-1 lead by the end of the first period on a pair of goals by M-A Haber, leaving Team Haiti scrambling to keep up. Throughout the match, Team Pakistan's offensive strategy kept Team Haiti's defense on their toes, with precision passes and strategic plays creating numerous scoring opportunities. Despite Team Haiti's efforts to rally and narrow the gap, they found themselves thwarted by Team Pakistan's solid defensive line and exceptional goaltending by E.Paradis-Levasseur. As the game progressed, Team Pakistan continued to dictate the tempo, maintaining control of the ball and stifling Team Haiti's offensive efforts. Despite a valiant push-from Team Haiti in the final period, Team Pakistan remained resolute, ultimately clinching a well-deserved 4-2 victory.

Team Canada's Commanding Performance Secures Win Against Team Italy

(2)Team Italy vs Team Canada(5)

From-the opening face-off, it was clear that Team Canada meant business, as they controlled the pace of play and capitalized on their opportunities. The first two periods belonged entirely to Team Canada, as they showcased their offensive prowess and defensive discipline. With precision passing and relentless pressure, they managed to find the back of the net twice on power play goals by P.Genereux and M-A Trudeau, building an impressive 4-0 lead heading into the final frame. Despite facing an uphill battle, Team Italy refused to back down and mounted a valiant effort in the third period. They managed to find their rhythm and capitalize on a couple of scoring chances by D.Lombardi and J.Crivello. However, Team Canada's lead proved insurmountable, as they remained composed under pressure and sealed the victory with another goal late in the period. With a final score of 5-2, Team Canada emerged triumphant, showcasing their strength and skill on both ends of the rink.

 The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M-A Haber of Team Pakistan. Haber's exceptional skill and determination were on full display as he netted two crucial goals in the first period, setting the tone for his team's dominant performance.

2024-04-01
4vs4 Monday

Monday April 1

Blistering Pace, Les Yables Outgun Snipers in Dominant Ball Hockey Display

From-the opening faceoff, Les Yables set the pace with their blistering speed, quickly gaining control of the ball and dictating the flow of play. Their relentless offensive pressure resulted in several early scoring opportunities, which they capitalized on with precision shots past the Snipers' goaltender. With M-Brouillard controlling the play resulting in fours assists, D.Marcotte and D.Pellerin each scored twice, and Les Yables were on their way to an easy win. Although the second encounter saw a more engaged Snipers team, the bad start proved to be their down fall with Les Yables establishing early control on three first period goals. The slight advantage came a long way despite H.Awada narrowing the gap by one. In their attempt to even the score after pulling out their net minder, the Snipers suffered another defeat after giving up two empty net goals. Les Yables took the second game on an overall team effort that saw five different players score while getting another exceptional performance in net by J-F Simard.

(6)Les Yables vs Snipers(1)

(5)Les Yables vs Snipers(2)

Chiefs Outlast Hustles in Thrilling Double-Header

The opening game of the series set the tone for the intense battles to come, as both teams traded scoring chances and defensive stops throughout the match. Despite the Hustles' relentless pressure, the Chiefs managed to capitalize on key opportunities, taking an early lead with their precise passing and sharp shooting. Captain J.Gagne set the tone for his team, showcasing his playmaking ability and offensive prowess. With pinpoint passes and deft ball control, he orchestrated numerous scoring opportunities, putting relentless pressure on the opposing defense. His two goals and two assists was definitely a big reason why the Chiefs took the opener against the Hustlers. As both teams entered the second game, the intensity only heightened as the Hustlers sought some pay back after an earlier letdown. This time, they got it right by setting the tone on two quick goals by P.Arkalis and P.Musto before S.Athanasopoulos provided a 3-1 lead early in the second period with a power play goal. Despite the deficit, the Chiefs refused to conceded defeat as they bounced back on consecutive tallies that eventually forced a shootout. O.Valiquette was the catalyst in this particular game as the veteran cashed in twice participating in all three goals for the Chiefs. The rally then set the stage for a dramatic shootout with both teams sending some high end talent to figure out the goaltenders. As the tensions mounted, G.Vermette calmly remained composed in net denying all three Hustler players he faced. It came to no surprise that the Chiefs got their lone goal by their captain. With nerves of steel, Gagne stepped up to the challenge, calmly beating the  goaltender and burying the lone shootout-winning goal with precision and finesse, capping off a thrilling victory.

(5)Chiefs vs Hustlers(2)

(4)Chiefs vs Hustlers(3) S.O

Second game surge, Sharpshooters Blank Assadi Consulting inc after first encounter Stalemate

In a double-header matchup that saw contrasting fortunes for both teams, the Sharpshooters showcased their offensive prowess and defensive dominance to secure a commanding victory over the Assadi Consulting inc in the second game after a hard-fought draw in the opener. The Assadi Consulting inc should have banked three easy points in the first encounter if not for giving up two tallies in the last minute of play. As the Sharpshooters battled back to even the score, both sides were locked in a stalemate by the time the shootouts concluded. Buoyed by their solid performance in the first game, the Sharpshooters came out firing on all cylinders in the second matchup, determined to assert their dominance-from the opening whistle. With relentless offensive pressure and suffocating defense, they quickly seized control of the game, leaving the Assadi Consulting inc struggling to keep pace. A.Lepore took charge in the first period striking twice along with A.Reid for a commanding 3-0 lead. It was evident that the Assadi Consulting inc didn’t quite have the same energy like in the first game in order to compete with a formidable opponent. Rather than slowing down the bleeding, things continued the same way in the final frame with the Sharpshooters padding their lead on three more goals. M.Vinciguerra did his part stopping everything in sight which enabled his team to play with confidence and run way with the match.

(5)Assadi Consulting inc vs Sharpshooters(5) S.O

(0)Assadi Consulting inc vs Sharpshooters(6)

Turning the Tables, Degenerates Split Night with DHK in Impressive Fashion

In a remarkable turnaround, the Degenerates bounced back-from a lopsided loss to DHK with a display of determination and resilience in their rematch. After a disappointing performance in their previous matchup, the Degenerates hit the ball hockey court with a renewed sense of purpose, eager to make amends and split their night with DHK. Right-from the opening draw, it was evident that the Degenerates meant business. They came out with a relentless intensity, dominating possession and dictating the tempo of the game. With precision passing and sharp shooting, they quickly found themselves in the driver's seat, determined to erase the memory of their previous defeat. The DHK gave their opponent a lesson in the first encounter running up the score for an easy win. J.Molloy buried a pair and D.Seguin accumulated four points. Unable to keep their rhythm going, the DHK didn’t quite look the same in the ensuing match. Often, they seemed a step behind trying to chase the game against a team determined to bounce back. The Degenerates did an excellent job keeping their strategy simple, resulting in scoring efforts-from different players while getting a solid performance in net by R.Ranieri.

(2)Degenerates vs DHK(6)

(4)Degenerates vs DHK(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Chiefs. In both his clubs wins, the captain was influential, collecting four points in the earlier contest while capping off the second encounter with the games lone shootout marker.

2024-03-28
D Thursday division

Thursday March 28

J.Mandracchia and S.Athanasopoulos Spark Armadillos' Surge to Victory in Thrashing of Krazy Train

(2)Krazy Train vs Armadillos(7)

The clash between the Armadillos and the Krazy Train started as a tightly contested battle, with both teams exchanging scoring opportunities in a back-and-forth affair. The early stages of the game were characterized by intense defensive battles and stellar goaltending on both ends of the rink, as neither team was willing to give an inch. However, as the game progressed, the Armadillos began to assert their dominance. With J.Mandracchia and S.Athanasopoulos leading the charge, the Armadillos found their rhythm and started to impose their will on the game. Their relentless pressure and dynamic playmaking abilities gradually shifted the momentum in their favor. Despite the Krazy Train's valiant efforts to keep pace, they found themselves unable to contain the offensive onslaught-from the Armadillos. J.Mandracchia and S.Athanasopoulos, in particular, showcased their exceptional skills, weaving through defenders and creating scoring chances with precision combining in a ridiculous 11 points . As the game wore on, the Armadillos continued to tighten their grip, pulling away-from the Krazy Train with a series of well-executed plays. With each goal, their confidence soared, while the Krazy Train struggled to mount a response. In the end, it was a combination of skill, determination, and sheer dominance that propelled the Armadillos to victory. While the game remained close early on, the Armadillos' ability to take control and dictate the pace ultimately proved to be the difference-maker, leading them to a decisive win over the Krazy Train.

Rated R Can't Contain Generals' Power Play Surge in Loss

(5)Rated R vs Generals( 8 )

Rated R surged ahead in a fiery first period against the Generals. With swift plays and precise passing, Rated R established their presence on the rink early on, dictating the pace of the game and putting pressure on the Generals' defense .J.Adamou used a power play goal to strike first, and P.Assadi caught the Generals off guard for his second in a shorthanded situation. Unable to keep that rhythm going, the Generals flipped the script rattling off four second period unanswered goals. K.Kuczmarski and P-M Paradais each scored with a man up, and the Generals maintained their momentum for a good portion of the game. It almost looked as though the Generals would put Rated R far away in their back rear view mirror. Instead, the third period proved to be a fierce battle with things still up for grabs. With G.Pisanelli and P.Nakhle narrowing the gap, Rated R kept breathing down the necks of a formidable opponent.  But, the Generals relentless pressure started to kick in once more making it very difficult for Rated R to reach its destination. As time continued to click away, the Generals maintained their grasp on the game making sure to protect their slight lead and secure a hard fought victory.

The Rise of the Fatal Demons: Third Period Surge Seals Victory Over Brew Crew

(4)Brew Crew vs Fatal Demons( 8 )

The game kicked off with the Brew Crew showing their strength, dominating the first period with a commanding 3-1 lead. Their offensive plays and solid defense kept the Fatal Demons on their toes. Heading into the second period, the Fatal Demons rallied, narrowing the gap to 4-3. The game was clearly heating up as both teams fought tooth and nail for every opportunity. The Brew Crew managed to maintain their lead, but the Fatal Demons were showing signs of mounting pressure. As the tension built going into the third period, the Fatal Demons unleashed their full force. With determination and skill, they stormed the rink, scoring five unanswered goals. Their relentless offensive onslaught left the Brew Crew reeling, unable to stem the tide of Demons' attacks. The catalyst behind the comeback was no other than C.Gingras, who single handily took charge with two goals and a pair of assists.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Mandracchia of the Armadillos. Throughout the game, J.Mandracchia’s presence on the rink was unmistakable. His speed, agility, and precision shooting kept the Krazy Trains defense on edge, creating scoring opportunities with every possession. By the time the game ended, the highly skilled forward collected a whopping six points that included four goals.

2024-03-26
Dek Elite World

Tuesday March 26

 The well-oiled Greek machine keeps on rolling.

In a highly anticipated match-up between these 2 juggernauts, the intensity and physicality was on full display. From the opening faceoff to the final buzzer, Greece showcased their dominance on the court with a stellar performance characterized by swift transitions and impenetrable defense. Right from the get-go, Greece asserted their control over the game, with their seamless transitions from defense to offense. They kept the pressure on Italy throughout the entirety of the matchup, making it challenging for the Italians to gain any offensive traction or momentum. Greece deployed effective team defence shutting down Italy’s big guns and lead by S.Athanasopoulos, who produced 2 goals and an assist and timely interceptions. This defensive prowess not only stifled Italy's scoring chances but also allowed Greece to maintain their lead comfortably. Italy did manage to get on the board and spoil P.Blais shutout, but it was too little too late.  

(4) Greece vs Italy (1)

 Goaltending and team defence help Armenia prevail over Haiti.

In an intense showdown between Armenia and Haiti, 2 teams who battle hard and rely on a team game, fans were treated to a nail-biting contest that went down to the wire. The game was a defensive battle from start to finish, with both teams playing a perimeter game with limited scoring opportunities. The game had a playoff type vibe as Armenia and Haiti traded blows throughout the match. Armenia held a narrow 2-1 lead after 2 periods of play and that’s when Haiti turned it up a notch in the 3rd period. Their relentless attacks resulted in S.Louis tying the game on a nice slot shot and if not for JF Aumais brilliant netminding, Haiti would’ve won in regulation.  As expected, the game required a shootout, where once again Aumais was flawless and with Y.Derohannessian providing the heroics and securing the win in a shootout for Armenia.

(3) Armenia vs Haiti (2)  S.O

 Pakistan has no answers for Canada’s relentless attacks.

Coming into this match-up, Pakistan knew they had little to no margin for error and had to deploy a near perfect defensive strategy to have any chance against Canada. From the onset, Canada asserted their dominance, displaying an impressive transition game that was impossible to contain. With fluid passing and strategic positioning, Canada dominated ball possession and created numerous scoring opportunities. Pakistan had no answer for the dynamic duo of A.Mirolla and M.David, who caused fits in the offensive zone.  The Canadian team effectively neutralized Pakistan's offensive threats, limiting their opponent's opportunities to capitalize, by keeping them on the perimeter. Perhaps O.Wahid and his troops will see this game as a painful stepping stone in their development and will surely make the necessary adjustments to get back in the win column.  

(5) Canada vs Pakistan (1)

 SalumiVino Player of the week: JF.Aumais Thanks to his stellar goaltending performance with his momentum killing saves, thus allowing Armenia to remain competitive and emerge victorious in the shootout.

Canucks winners of Tuesday Draft diviison

Tuesday March 26(Final)

Epic Battle on the Court: Canucks Outlast Ducks in Championship Thriller

(4)Ducks vs Canucks(7)

In a championship clash that electrified the crowd, the Canucks squared off against the  Ducks in a ball hockey spectacle for the ages. From-the first drop of the ball, it was clear that this game would be a battle of wills, with both teams leaving everything on the court. The Canucks wasted no time asserting their dominance, jumping out to an early lead on a swift finish by J.DiLima. Their relentless offensive pressure seemed to catch the Ducks off guard, as the Canucks capitalized on scoring opportunities to take control of the game. However, the Ducks proved to be a formidable adversary, refusing to let the Canucks run away with the championship. With gritty determination, they clawed their way back into the game, matching the Canucks goal for goal to even the score. The momentum swung back and forth as the teams traded blows, each refusing to concede an inch to their opponent. As the game reached its critical juncture, the Canucks found another gear, unleashing a relentless offensive onslaught that the Ducks struggled to contain. With pinpoint accuracy and unwavering focus, the Canucks surged ahead once again, leaving the Ducks reeling in their wake. No matter how hard the Ducks tried to battle back, the Canucks had an answer. Although only three players found the back of the net with M.Porato bagging a hat trick and J.DiLima along with Marie netting two goals each, the Canucks relied on everyone to capture the victory. Despite the Ducks' valiant efforts to mount a comeback, the Canucks remained steadfast, refusing to relinquish their lead. With time ticking down, the Canucks sealed the deal with a flurry of goals in the closing minutes, putting the championship out of reach for the Ducks. Often, goaltending is a determining factor for championship runs, and tonight wasn’t any different with C.Malkoun dialled in throughout the entire match for the Canucks. Once the buzzer sounded, the Canucks erupted in celebration hoisting the trophy high above their heads in what was a deserving run.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Porato of the Canucks. From-the opening whistle, M.Porato showcased his dominance on the court, utilizing his strength to protect the ball and thwart the Ducks' advances. His defensive prowess kept the Canucks ahead even as the Ducks pressed hard to level the score. But it was in his offensive performance that M.Porato truly shone. With precision and finesse, he netted not one, not two, but three goals, earning himself a well-deserved hat trick. Each goal was a testament to his skill and determination, as he expertly maneuvered through the Ducks' defense to find the back of the net.

2024-03-25
4vs4 Monday

Monday March 25

Classics prevail over Peters in two close encounters

The first match was a high scoring affair filled with fast paced action. Although the Peters pulled ahead 2-1 after the first period, it was the Classics that launched a relentless assault on the Peters defense accumulating five goals in that single period alone. P.Karvouriaris displayed his scoring touch by bagging a pair. Unlike the first encounter, the second game was a defensive battle with both teams tightening up while heavily relying on their goaltenders. C.Gingras did score early on suggesting for more goals to come. But with A.Ekonomakis guarding the cage for the Classics coupled with C.Fortin sharing the task for the Peters, this contest saw both sides struggle to solve the goaltenders. The Peters had no choice but to push the pace a little harder since they needed the equalizer. Unfortunately, after some numerous attempts, the Classics defense held firm and A.Ekonomakis stole the spotlight earning a well deserved shutout.

(6)Classics vs Peters(4)

(1)Classics vs Peters(0)

Les Yables dominate opener, Degenerates strike back to split

The opening match was a dominant display by Les Yables, as they dismantled the Degenerates with a commanding 5-0 victory. From-the opening faceoff, Les Yables asserted their dominance, controlling possession and launching a relentless offensive onslaught. Their precision passing and clinical finishing left the Degenerates struggling to keep pace. Despite their best efforts, the Degenerates were unable to find an answer to Les Yables' relentless attack. With a shutout performance-from J-F Simard and goals coming-from all different players, Les Yables secured a convincing win in the opener. Determined to bounce back, the Degenerates came out strong in the second game, looking to turn the tide in their favor. This time, it was a much tighter affair, with both teams battling fiercely for control of the match. The Degenerates won the opening frame 3-2 thanks to a pair of tallies by the very same J.Courteau. Despite an entire period left over to play, the Degenerates continued to push the pace knowing that a younger and resilient team wasn’t going away. To their credit, they stuck with the game plan by making sure to win their one on one battles while relying on R.Ranieri to make the big saves.

(5)Les Yables vs Degenerates(0)

(3)Les Yables vs Degenerates(4)

Snipers and Assadi Consulting inc clash in in dueling shootout showdown

The first game was a thrilling display of skill and determination-from both sides. From-the opening faceoff, it was clear that these teams were evenly matched, with neither giving an inch on the court. Despite numerous scoring opportunities for both teams, regulation time ended with the score deadlocked, leading to an exhilarating shootout. The Snipers showcased their sharpshooting skills, edging out the Assadi with precise shots and stellar goaltending. In the end, it was the Snipers who emerged victorious in the shootout with J.Hassan netting the lone goal while C.Malkoun denied all three attempts, claiming a hard-fought win in the first encounter. The second game proved to be just as intense as the first, with both teams refusing to give ground. The Snipers and the Assadi Consulting inc battled fiercely for control of the game, trading scoring chances and defensive stops throughout regulation. Despite their best efforts, neither team could find the edge, resulting in a deadlock at the end of regulation time. With the game tied, the teams headed into another shootout, but even the extra competition couldn't break the stalemate. In the end, the second game concluded in a draw, with neither team able to claim victory after an intense back-and-forth battle.

(4)Snipers vs Assadi Consulting inc(3) S.O

(4)Snipers vs Assadi Consulting inc(4) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Degenerates. After a thumping loss in the opener vs Les Yables, J.Courteau fiercely won two big battles in front of the net notching a pair of big goals that would set the tone for a bounce back win for the Degenerates.

2024-03-24
Blackhawks winners of Sunday Draft division

Sunday March 24 (Final)

From-trailing to triumph, Blackhawks secure Sunday division Draft league championship

(6)Blackhawks vs Panthers(5)

In a heart-stopping finale to the ball hockey season, the Blackhawks and Panthers clashed in the championship game, igniting a frenzy of excitement among fans packed in the complex. The tension was palpable as both teams fought tooth and nail for supremacy on the court. The Panthers stormed out of the gate with lightning-fast plays, taking an early lead that they fiercely defended. However, the Blackhawks, known for their resilience, refused to back down. Despite trailing by a goal five straight times, they continued to press forward, determined to seize victory. As the final minutes of the game approached, the Blackhawks found themselves trailing by a single tally once again. But this time, they refused to accept defeat. In a breathtaking display of teamwork and determination, they launched a furious assault on the Panthers' defense. With just moments left on the clock, Musi seized control of the ball and embarked on a solo effort that will be remembered for weeks to come. The forward unleashed a shot that rocketed past the Panthers' goalkeeper and into the back of the net. Pandemonium erupted in the stands as the crowd roared with exhilaration. The Blackhawks had taken the lead for the first time in the game, and with only seconds remaining, victory was within their grasp. As the final buzzer sounded, they celebrated their hard-fought triumph, securing the championship in dramatic fashion. The Panthers worked a near perfect game plan utilising all their strengths in order to reach the finish line first. M.Kardum and M.Chenier had each scored twice and B.Verducci was again a rock in net enabling his side to play ahead. But it was the dynamic play of the Blackhawks that ultimately gave them the edge. They were able to launch wave after wave of blistering attacks, testing the Panthers defense to its limits. With precision passes and thunderous shots, they kept the pressure on, refusing to let up even for a moment. Their key players rose to the occasion with D.Greco leading the charge up front with two big goals and a pair of assists. J.Musi had a clutch game scoring twice that included the late winner while E.Gabreilli took on an important role as a responsible shut down centre man. And finally, P.Kassaris needed to be good in net in which he delivered a standout performance enabling his side to hold the silver wear. In the end, it was the Blackhawks who emerged victorious, their resilience and tenacity shining through in the face of adversity. But regardless of the outcome, one thing was clear – the final had indeed lived up to the hype, delivering a breathtaking display of skill, passion, and sportsmanship that left fans on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer sounded.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joe Musi of the Blackhawks. With his late winner, J.Musi scored perhaps the Blackhawks most important goal of the entire season delivering a masterclass performance that will be remembered for quite a while.

2024-03-21
D Thursday division

Thursday March 21

J.Brunet hat trick rattles the Brew Crew in Generals triumph

(4)Brew Crew vs Generals( 8 )

From the onset, both teams displayed tenacity and determination, but it was the Generals who gradually asserted their dominance. With strategic plays and relentless pressure, they managed to outmanoeuvre their opponents and secure crucial goals. Despite facing a formidable opposition, the Brew Crew fought valiantly, refusing to back down. Their offensive efforts led to some impressive plays and notable goals, but they ultimately couldn't withstand the relentless onslaught-from the Generals. As the game progressed, the Generals' cohesive teamwork and tactical awareness became increasingly evident, allowing them to maintain control of the game and secure a well-deserved victory. The game witnessed a standout performance-from Generals' defenseman J.Brunet, who left a lasting impact with an impressive hat trick. His skilful manoeuvres and precise shots kept the Brew Crew's defense on their toes throughout the match. Although it came in a losing cause, M.Nardi did more than his fair share by posting a hat trick.

Late surge leads to victory for Fatal Demons, Krazy Train continue to sink in the standings

( 8 )Fatal Demons vs Krazy Train(4)

From-the opening whistle, both teams exhibited relentless energy and skill, engaging in a back-and-forth battle for control of the game. The intensity on the court was palpable as each side fought tooth and nail for every possession and scoring opportunity. Despite the closely contested nature of the game, it was the Fatal Demons who found their rhythm in the latter stages of the match. With precise passing, sharp shooting, and unwavering teamwork, they managed to break through the Krazy Train's defense and surge ahead on the scoreboard. Goals came-from many with M.Destounis and T.Langiano sharing two apiece. The game was ultimately decided when T.Karvouriaris scored a late tally to put the Fatal Demons up 6-4. Since both benches played undermanned, it was important for either team to carry the edge. The Fatal Demons used it to their advantage which forced the Krazy Train to spend more energy as the game progressed. By attempting to battle back , their plays got broken up, and the Fatal Demons simply waited to counter and capitalise.

Armadillos ride third period surge to victory over Rated R

(10)Armadillos vs Rated R

In a riveting ball hockey clash filled with momentum swings, the Armadillos showcased resilience and determination as they weathered a second period surge-from Rated R to emerge victorious with a final score of 10-4. From-the outset, both teams brought intensity and skill to the court, engaging in a fierce battle for control. The Armadillos came out better prepared surging off to a 3-1 first period lead. Rated R, however, refused to go down without a fight. With determination and grit, they mounted a spirited comeback, pulling within one goal and applying relentless pressure on the Armadillos' defense. Yet, just when it seemed Rated R might complete the turnaround, the Armadillos dug deep and found another gear in the third period. With impeccable execution and unwavering focus, they rattled off four unanswered goals, effectively extinguishing Rated R's hopes of a comeback. The Armadillos' offensive onslaught, coupled with their resolute defense, proved too much for Rated R to handle in the final stretch of the game. Despite their valiant effort, Rated R fell short in the face of the Armadillos' relentless determination. Its worth noting that half of the Armadillos goals stemmed-from one player. L.Panetta proved to be unstoppable causing fits all game for Rated R’s defence and goaltender.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremi Brunet of the Generals. From-his position on defense, J.Brunet showcased his exceptional skill and offensive prowess, stunning both teammates and opponents alike with his scoring prowess. Despite his defensive responsibilities, Brunet seized every opportunity to join the attack, making calculated moves that caught the Brew Crew off guard, resulting in a four point game that included a hat trick.

D Thursday division

Thursday March 21

J.Brunet hat trick rattles the Brew Crew in Generals triumph

(4)Brew Crew vs Generals( 8 )

From the onset, both teams displayed tenacity and determination, but it was the Generals who gradually asserted their dominance. With strategic plays and relentless pressure, they managed to outmanoeuvre their opponents and secure crucial goals. Despite facing a formidable opposition, the Brew Crew fought valiantly, refusing to back down. Their offensive efforts led to some impressive plays and notable goals, but they ultimately couldn't withstand the relentless onslaught-from the Generals. As the game progressed, the Generals' cohesive teamwork and tactical awareness became increasingly evident, allowing them to maintain control of the game and secure a well-deserved victory. The game witnessed a standout performance-from Generals' defenseman J.Brunet, who left a lasting impact with an impressive hat trick. His skilful manoeuvres and precise shots kept the Brew Crew's defense on their toes throughout the match. Although it came in a losing cause, M.Nardi did more than his fair share by posting a hat trick.

Late surge leads to victory for Fatal Demons, Krazy Train continue to sink in the standings

( 8 )Fatal Demons vs Krazy Train(4)

From-the opening whistle, both teams exhibited relentless energy and skill, engaging in a back-and-forth battle for control of the game. The intensity on the court was palpable as each side fought tooth and nail for every possession and scoring opportunity. Despite the closely contested nature of the game, it was the Fatal Demons who found their rhythm in the latter stages of the match. With precise passing, sharp shooting, and unwavering teamwork, they managed to break through the Krazy Train's defense and surge ahead on the scoreboard. Goals came-from many with M.Destounis and T.Langiano sharing two apiece. The game was ultimately decided when T.Karvouriaris scored a late tally to put the Fatal Demons up 6-4. Since both benches played undermanned, it was important for either team to carry the edge. The Fatal Demons used it to their advantage which forced the Krazy Train to spend more energy as the game progressed. By attempting to battle back , their plays got broken up, and the Fatal Demons simply waited to counter and capitalise.

Armadillos ride third period surge to victory over Rated R

(10)Armadillos vs Rated R

In a riveting ball hockey clash filled with momentum swings, the Armadillos showcased resilience and determination as they weathered a second period surge-from Rated R to emerge victorious with a final score of 10-4. From-the outset, both teams brought intensity and skill to the court, engaging in a fierce battle for control. The Armadillos came out better prepared surging off to a 3-1 first period lead. Rated R, however, refused to go down without a fight. With determination and grit, they mounted a spirited comeback, pulling within one goal and applying relentless pressure on the Armadillos' defense. Yet, just when it seemed Rated R might complete the turnaround, the Armadillos dug deep and found another gear in the third period. With impeccable execution and unwavering focus, they rattled off four unanswered goals, effectively extinguishing Rated R's hopes of a comeback. The Armadillos' offensive onslaught, coupled with their resolute defense, proved too much for Rated R to handle in the final stretch of the game. Despite their valiant effort, Rated R fell short in the face of the Armadillos' relentless determination. Its worth noting that half of the Armadillos goals stemmed-from one player. L.Panetta proved to be unstoppable causing fits all game for Rated R’s defence and goaltender.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremi Brunet of the Generals. From-his position on defense, J.Brunet showcased his exceptional skill and offensive prowess, stunning both teammates and opponents alike with his scoring prowess. Despite his defensive responsibilities, Brunet seized every opportunity to join the attack, making calculated moves that caught the Brew Crew off guard, resulting in a four point game that included a hat trick.

2024-03-20
Senators winners of Wednesday Draft division

Wednesday March 20 (Final)

Senators Seal Wednesday Division Glory with Late Goal Against Stars

(1)Stars vs Senators(4)

From-the opening whistle, it was evident that goals would be hard to come by, with both goaltenders standing tall between the pipes. The game unfolded as a defensive battle, with each team fiercely contesting every inch of the playing surface. Despite the intense pressure, the scoreboard remained deadlocked at 1-1 through much of the game. Both sides traded scoring chances, but stellar goaltending and resilient defense kept the game tied. As the clock ticked down in the final portion of the match, tension reached a fever pitch. With just minutes remaining, the Senators seized a golden opportunity and found the back of the net to take a crucial 2-1 lead. S.Mascitto was the one to snap the tie on a brilliant effort. Up until that point, B.Verducci gave the Stars every opportunity possible by making some exceptional saves. Unfortunately, the net minder couldn’t control what his offense needed to do as they struggled to penetrate the Senators back line, and more importantly M.Masicitto. T.Nardelli had already scored early in the game while adding his second for some insurance. He wasn’t overly busy, but M.Mascitto nevertheless was a rock in net allowing only one goal in his seasons most important game. As the final buzzer sounded, the Senators erupted in celebration, their victory secured in a hard-fought 4-1 triumph over the Stars. With their Wednesday division championship clinched, they hoisted the trophy high amidst cheers-from their ecstatic bench, etching their names into ball hockey glory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joey Teresi of the Senators. His ability to control the ball kept the opposition guessing on what plays he would generated. Teresi occupied both ends of the court, breaking up plays in the defensive end while creating chances on the offense end that led to many creative plays resulting in two big assists.

2024-03-19
Draft League Tuesday semi finals

Tuesday March 19 (Semi final)

Ducks secure final berth in gritty win over Penguins

(7)Ducks vs Penguins(5)

In a thrilling semi final matchup, the Ducks soared past the Penguins to secure their spot in the final with a 7-5 victory. The game was a roller coaster of emotions, with the Penguins clawing their way back-from a daunting 3-0 deficit, showcasing their resilience and determination. The come back effort started with M.Estrela tapping in a perfect pass-from S.Sicuso. With T.Perluzzo posting back to back tallies followed with A.Papa scoring shortly after, the Penguins were able to pull ahead after a crazy momentum swing. The Ducks, although not pleased with what just transpired managed to weather the storm and regain control when it mattered the most. Once T.Angelis used his patented long slap shot to even the score, the Ducks fed off it adding three more tallies to put themselves in the drivers seat. S.Panetta came through in the clutch bagging a pair while T.Nardelli added some insurance with his fourth point of the game. The Ducks were able to use their depth and composure to out last a formidable opponent. G.Papadakis, N.Tsrimbas, T.Angelis and J.Pendimo all played pivotal roles as the four defensemen did an excellent job stifling the Penguins offense.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Steve Panetta of the Ducks. With two clutch goals and a crucial assist, S.Panetta delivered a remarkable performance that propelled his team to victory.

As the playoff race heats up in the Tuesday division Draft league, all eyes are turned toward the Ducks taking on the Canucks. The Ducks, led by a sound structured team will look to utilise all their elements in order to contain a solid Canucks squad.  The Canucks have overcome adversity and rose to the occasion when it mattered most and will look to continue their good habits in order to take down last seasons champs. With both teams hungry for victory and the championship within reach, the stage is set for an unforgettable showdown that will leave fans on the edge of their seats.

Dek Elite World

Tuesday March 19

Team Canada’s depth proves too much to handle for Armenia.

In a David vs Goliath type ball hockey match-up, Armenia held their own and gave Canada all they could handle. It was clear from the start that this was going to be a very tall order for the Armenian squad, who despite being severely outshot and out chanced, managed to keep it fairly close, thanks in large part to R.Ranieri 's brilliant performance in goal. From the opening faceoff, Canada showcased their formidable skills, controlling possession and dictating the pace of the game. They never trailed throughout the game and as usual, their transition game and offensive depth was on full display, as 5 different players managed to find the back of the net. Although the odds were stacked against them, it was most definitely a good test for Armenia, who can look at this as a good building block, as they remained resilient versus a powerful adversary.

 (5) Canada vs Armenia (2)

 Italy hangs on and triumphs Over Pakistan in back-and-forth Nail-biter.

An intense and fiery match-up was expected, as both teams looked to get back in the win column and build any kind of momentum. From the opening whistle to the final buzzer, both teams left it all on the floor, showcasing skill, determination, and unwavering teamwork.  Pakistan came out strong, taking a 3-1 lead and moving the ball with precision and efficiency and limiting team Italy’s chances offensively. The game however turned in the 3rd period, where Pakistan got into penalty trouble and allowed Italy to capitalize by scoring 2 powerplay goals on blistering slapshots by veteran d-man P.Musto.  Pakistan, refusing to back down, tested Italy's defense and kept the pressure on throughout the remainder of the game, but C.Confuorti and Italy’s defence held the fort and stifled Pakistan’s repeated chances to emerge victorious, clinching a hard-fought 6-5 win.

(6) Italy vs Pakistan (5)

 Greece’s firepower proves too much for Haiti to contain in rout.

Playing a team like Greece requires an overall team effort and of course a good start, which wasn’t the case for team Haiti on this night vs a tough opponent.  Team Greece’s transition game was on full display, as the ball moved quickly from defence to offence, overwhelming Haiti, who were constantly forced to defend and be on their heels. Led by K. Kuczmarski, N.Chiminian & J. Amanatides, Greece never trailed in the game, scoring 2 goals in every frame while rolling 3 solid lines, en route to a 6-1 rout.  Their disciplined positioning and tenacious defending stifled Haiti's offensive momentum, limiting their opportunities to create scoring chances. The lone bright spot for Haiti came in the late stages when they spoiled A. Ekonomakis’s shutout bid. Top of Form

(6) Greece vs Haiti (1)

SalumiVino Player of the week: P.Musto Thanks to the Grizzled veteran d-man’s knack for the spotlight, providing 2 big powerplay goals which swung the momentum in Italy’s favor allowing them to come home with the victory.

2024-03-18
4vs4 Monday

Monday March 18

Chiefs blitz past Peters in back to back victories

In both encounters, the Peters found themselves at a disadvantage due to being undermanned, facing the Chiefs line up with a shortage of players. The shortfall proved to be a significant challenge for the Peters, as the struggled to match the depth and skill of their opponents. The first game saw the Chiefs take advantage of a player forced to dress a goaltender since their regular starter was late for the game. No question it was a difficult challenge going up against a powerhouse team. By the time the first period ended, the Chiefs had a commanding 5-1 lead. A.Bigeault, O.Valiquette and K.Duplin all tallied twice in the win. The second encounter followed the same narrative , with the Chiefs once again asserting their dominance. With O.Valiquette and J.Gagne bagging a pair coupled with G.Vermette stopping everything for a shutout, the Chiefs were well on their way to another easy win.

(1)The Peters vs Chiefs( 8 )

(0)The Peters vs Chiefs(4)

DHK carry momentum into second encounter after shootout win over Assadi Consulting inc

The first game was a tightly contested affair, with both teams trading chances and the same amount of goals after two periods. The DHK had pulled ahead 3-2 courtesy of N.Francis, but that lead was short-lived as N.Chiminian responded almost immediately to send the game into an eventual shootout. It was DHK’s composure under pressure that saw them emerge victorious in the shootouts. N.Reid and A.Manelli each scored during the breakaways while M.Gagnon denied both attempts to secure the win. In the second encounter, the DHK carried the momentum-from their shootout triumph into the match able to control the tempo and pace of the game. Although M.Tvaronas struck very early, the next five goals all came-from the DHK. A.Olewinsky used a perfect wrist shot on the power play to give his side a slight 2-1 lead. That was his first of two with the man advantage with his second coming early in the final frame for a three goal cushion. With precision passing, relentless offensive pressure, and solid defensive play, DHK managed to keep the Assadi Consulting inc on their heels throughout the match, en route to a decisive victory.

(3)Assadi Consulting inc vs DHK(5) S.O

(2)Assadi Consulting inc vs DHK(5)

Sharpshooters speed overwhelms Degenerates

From-the opening face off of the first game, it was clear that the Sharpshooters were determined to set the pace. Utilizing their exceptional speed and precision passing , they quickly took control of the game, dictating play and keeping the Degenerates on their heels. The Sharpshooters used a lethal counter attack to their advantage by having their active defensemen create offense for the forwards. D.Greco and A.Lepore were a perfect example of it as the two D-men collected eight out of a possible ten points. After a horrible finish for the Degenerates, the second game followed a similar script, with the Sharpshooters overwhelming a slower opponent. All six of their goals came-from different players. Even though the Degenerates tallied three times, two of their tallies had to come with the man advantage. The end results of both games shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when one team is able to get to the loose balls quicker than the other. By winning those little battles over the course of four periods, its only normal that the team with more ball possession will prevail in the end.

(5)Sharpshooters vs Degenerates(1)

(6)Sharpshooters vs Degenerates(3)

Hustlers outshine Classics in both wins

The Classics came out strong, applying pressure early on with A.Argiropoulos striking first. Then , just before the first period ended, J.Adamou responded to even things up. As the game progressed, the intensity only grew, with both teams exchanging scoring chances in a back and forth battle. Once P.Assadi broke the tie, the Hustlers closed it out when P.Arkalis scored on the power play for his third point of the game. In a continuation of their fierce rivalry, the Hustlers and the Classics clashed again in what was expected to be a close encounter. However , it didn’t quite turn out that way with the Hustlers setting a relentless pace that had the Classics on their heels. Most of the Hustlers goals all came in the final frame. With his precision passing and high hockey IQ, T.Bozinakis quickly became the focal point for the Hustlers offense. By the time the game ended, he collected five points in that single period alone that included four helpers. The Hustlers won both their games by outlasting the Classics in the final two frames where they caused most of their damage.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Guillaume Vermette of the Chiefs. Throughout both games, G.Vermette stood tall between the pipes, demonstrating remarkable focus, agility and composure. His keen awareness and quick reflexes thwarted every single chance except for one which enabled his team to capture two convincing wins.

2024-03-17
Draft League Sunday semi finals

Sunday March 17 (Semi finals)

Panthers triumph to victory in defensive duel with Islanders

(4)Panthers vs Islanders(2)

The game started with an intense energy as both team fought for control of the ball. Despite some scoring chances, neither team managed to break the deadlock in the first half of the game. The goaltenders stood tall, denying any attempts to finding the back of the net. As the game progressed, the Panthers found their opening and capitalized on it thanks to a patient play by A.Albot. That goal injected a surge of momentum into the Panthers line-up, bolstering their confidence, as they maintained their advantage. Things appeared to be a safe bet for victory when M.Chenier and M.Rossi padded the lead for a three goal cushion. The Islanders knew they needed at least one in order to give themselves life, and a chance for a comeback. Their moment final came when A.Passarelli got to B.Verducci. Although it took some time , the Panthers made a late serious  push courtesy of M.Barone narrowing the gap by one. Three minutes is more than enough time to score knowing that any shot on net can get you there. Unfortunately, the Islanders couldn’t penetrate the Panthers defense and B.Verducci one more time in order to force overtime. In the end, the Panthers emerged victorious, with their solid defensive performance and timely goal scoring proving to be the difference maker in this tightly contested match up.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Panthers. Going head to head against his solid counter part S.Catalano, the Panthers net minder showed his prowess and composure, turning aside enough shots which enabled his side to slowly build their lead that was never matched.

Blackhawks outscore Sabres in playoff slugfest

(10)Blackhawks vs Sabres(7)

Right-from the opening face off, it was evident that this game would be a high scoring affair. Both teams came out firing on all cylinders, exchanging goals at a blistering pace and keeping the intensity level at an all time high. The Sabres showed incredible resilience throughout the game, matching the Blackhawks goal for goal and refusing to back down in the face of adversity. Despite facing a relentless offensive onslaught-from their opponents, they managed to stay within striking distance , keeping the game within reach as they fought tooth and nail. However, despite their valiant efforts , the Sabres couldn’t match the consistent pace put forth by a high octane offense. Whether it was E.Allen’s counter attacks, Z.Giosi’s speed or D.Greco’s playing making abilities, the Blackhawks were able to pull away creating enough of a gap to maintain control of the game. While the loss is undoubtedly disappointing for the Sabres, they can take pride in the heart and determination they displayed throughout the game, never giving up despite the odds against them.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Enzo Gabrielli of the Blackhawks. As a responsible presence in the centre position, he anchored the Blackhawks line up, providing stability and guidance to his teammates in the heat of battle. By the time the buzzer sounded, Gabrielli recorded four big points helping his side reach the big dance.

As the Sunday division Draft league reaches its pinnacle, anticipation is high for the final showdown between two solid hockey teams. Both squads have demonstrated exceptional skill, determination, and resilience throughout the playoffs, making them worthy contenders for the championship title. The Blackhawks, known for their explosive offense and solid defensive play, have steamrolled through the competition with their lethal attack and clutch goaltending by P.Kassaris. On the other hand, the Panthers have emerged as a formidable opponent, showcasing a well rounded game and a knack for clutch performances when it matters most. With both teams hungry for victory and no shortage of talent on either side, the final promises to be a thrilling and fiercely contested battle-from start to finish.

2024-03-14
D Thursday division

Thursday March 14

Generals overcome slow start to edge out Krazy Train

(4)Generals vs Krazy Train(3)

The opening period saw Krazy Train burst out of the gates with ferocity, capitalising on the Generals slow start to grab a 2-0 lead. Their efforts paid off with M.Cerone nothing two power play goals. It was the kind of start required if there was a chance at defeating a formidable opponent. As the game progressed however , the Generals began to find their rhythm by creating way more chances. With K.Kuczmarksi finally solving P.Delli Colli followed with a quick tally by M.Pinheiro, this contest was all tied up heading into the final frame. Perhaps the pivotal point of the game occurred early in the third period. The Krazy Train took two penalties on the same play that opened the door for the Generals. Maybe giving up one of two would have been a good deal taken by the Krazy Train knowing how lethal the Generals are with two men up. Unfortunately, the gave up a pair instead courtesy of-M Paradis and J-R Turgeon and found themselves in a much deeper hole. Overcoming such a deficit is challenging, but the Krazy Train did make things interesting when M.Richard converted on the power play. Although there wasn’t much time left over, the Krazy Train had their moments to level only to get a little unlucky while having to figure out P.Blais at the same time. As expected in the end, this game was going to be decided by a close margin that favoured the Generals on this particular night.

R.Ranieri brilliant in net as Fatal Demons edge past Armadillos

(3)Fatal Demons vs Armadillos(2)

Right-from the opening face off, it was clear that this would be a closely contested affair. The Armadillos came out strong capitalising on their five man unit thanks to P.Musto. As the game progressed, the Fatal Demons started to assert themselves a little harder, making their counter attacks count getting the games nest three goals. T.Langiano, M.Destounis and A.Argiroudis all did the scoring for the Fatal Demons. In order for the Armadillos to score only one goal throughout a massive stretch, its because goaltending plays a major role. R.Ranieri’s confidence and composure under pressure provided a solid foundation for the Fatal Demons defensive efforts, frustrating the Armadillos offensive players and denying them opportunity to build momentum. Eventually, the Armadillos pulled themselves within one when G.Bouchard beat Ranieri for a rare time. With still plenty of time left over, the Armadillos couldn’t crack the Fatal Demons defensive unit no matter how hard they tried. The Armadillos kept launching a relentless attack only to keep getting snake bitten. Finally, the final buzzer sounded, and the Fatal Demons celebrated their gritty triumph over a formidable opponent.

Rated R outlasts Brew Crew in shootout thriller

(6)Rated R vs Brew Crew(5) S.O

It was clear that both teams were hungry for victory, with the intensity palpable in every play. D.Verta proved to be a force to be reckoned with for the Brew Crew as he single handily carried his team with an incredible performance, scoring all four regulation goals including his clubs lone shootout marker. On the other hand, P.Assadi was equally impressive scoring three of his teams four goals that included a shorthanded marker. The game was so equally matched as both sides fought for every inch of the court. The special teams worked, their star players produced, and the goaltenders traded some nice saves keeping the game honest. Rated R wasn’t far-from taking it in regulation time, but had to wait a little longer since D.Verta bagged his fourth to send the game into overtime. During the sudden death frame, neither side managed to get an edge as one more step was required in order to settle the score, which was the dreaded shootout. In a tense and electrifying showdown, Rated R showcased their composure and precision, with P.Nakhle and S.DosSantos finding the back of the net to put the pressure on the Brew Crew. Despite the Brew Crew’s valiant efforts, they could only muster one goal, ultimately falling short in a game that could have gone either way.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Rino Ranieri of the Fatal Demons. Despite facing some quality chances against a very good opponent, R.Ranieri stood tall between the pipes, making a series of crucial saves to keep the advantage for his club.

2024-03-13
Draft League Wednesday semi finals

Wednesday March 13(Semi finals)

Senators improbable comeback sinks Golden Knights

(9)Golden Knights vs Senators(10)

In a playoff showdown that will be remembered for a while, the Golden Knights and Senators clashed in a nail biting battle. The game started with the Golden Knights asserting their dominance early on, storming to a commanding 6-1 lead only 19 minutes into the contest. Their offensive prowess was on full display, as they capitalised  on every opportunity and seemed poised to cruise to victory. Its almost imaginable to think that any team would blow such a lead. That being said, the Senators had other plans as they weren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. With determination in their hearts and a never say die attitude, they began to chip away at the Golden Knights lead. Slowly but surely, one goal led to another, and all of a sudden the Golden Knights appeared to lose their grip on the game. The Senators kept piling on the pressure with everyone throughout their entire line up pitching in. The furious comeback attempt had no heroes or go to players in order to shift the tides. With each goal they scored, the energy in the rink reached fever pitch, fuelling their determination to complete the comeback. Of coarse J.Teresi made his mark felt striking three times. Another pivotal goal came by J.Pizzuco, who tied the game 8-8 on a nifty penalty shot tally. Then, as the game reached its climax, S.Mascitto captured the moment, notching his second on a goal that would stick for good. Talk about a stunning turn of events. While the Senators celebrated a remarkable comeback, the Golden Knights were left stunned and shell shocked, wondering how they had let a commanding  lead slip away in dramatic fashion.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joe Pizuco of the Senators. Carrying his rock solid veteran stick, Pizzuco played a pivotal role showcasing his experience and composure on the court, making crucial plays to thwart the Golden knights offensive onslaught and ignite his teams rally.

Against all odds, Stars stage remarkable comeback

(7)Stars vs Oilers(6)

In what can only be described as a heart stopping playoff showdown, the Stars and the Oilers battled it out in a game filled with twists, turns and an unforgettable finish. Trailing throughout the entire match, the Stars pulled off a miraculous comeback to tie the game with under a second remaining, before ultimately sealing the deal in overtime. From-the drop of the ball, the Oilers were more engaged, winning the battles that had them storm out to a 4-1 lead. Despite their best efforts, the Stars struggled to find their footing, as the Oilers continued to control the pace of play and maintain their lead. But just when it seemed all hope was lost, the Stars refused to go down without a fight. With time ticking away and the Oilers holding a seemingly insurmountable lead , they dug deep and found another level of determination. Their persistence paid off as they managed to chip away at the Oilers lead, slowly closing the gap as the clock wound down. With mere seconds remaining in regulation, and the Stars still trailing by one, they pulled off the unthinkable. In a moment of sheer desperation and determination ,A.Mason fired a shot that barely beat the sound of the buzzer. As the overtime period got under way, the momentum had firmly shifted in favour of the Stars. Buoyed by their late game heroics, they continued to press forward with relentless pressure until A.Maraj sent shockwaves to his bench by bagging a series winning goal. The players erupted in a deafening roar as his teammates celebrated their resilient effort that has them playing a week-from tonight.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Andrew Maraj of the Stars. In a moment that will be remembered for a while, A.Maraj delivered a knock out blow scoring a huge overtime goal that punched a ticket to the final.

With the Senators and the Stars showing impressive performances throughout the playoffs, both teams have one more step before claiming their true glory. Both teams did something remarkable by overcoming some serious odds in order to get this far. The two sides have displayed their talent and tenacity in turning the tide of challenging games. It will ultimately come down to a few things, but likely who ever can rise to the occasion and perform their best under pressure. Regardless what it takes, this final will undoubtedly be a thrilling clash between two deserving teams vying for glory on the court.

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2024-03-12
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Tuesday March 12

Team Canada edges out Team Greece in shootout thriller

(4)Team Canada vs Team Greece(3) S.O

In a showdown between two powerhouse teams, Team Canada emerged victorious in a thrilling match against Team Greece. The game was a rollercoaster of momentum shifts and heart stopping action that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer. Team Canada came out of the gates strong, quickly establishing a 2-0 lead on goals by S.Bellefleur and N.Samson. With their backs against the wall, Team Greece dug deep and found another gear posting three straight goals that had K.Kuczmarski  riffle a pair. There was almost no way that Team Canada wasn’t going to make a serious attempt at tying the game, no matter how sound A.Mancini was between the pipes. The equaliser undoubtedly came when A.Mirolla struck with just under five minutes remaining. Both teams then battled valiantly in the extra frame, but neither side could find the back of the net, sending the game into a shootout. The breakaway competition was a nerve-wracking affair, with each team’s top players going head to head against the opposing goaltender. Out of the six combined attempts, J.Bradley had the most success as the only player to score to help seal a hard fought victory for Team Canada.

Team Haiti battle back twice in tightly contested battle with Team Pakistan

(3)Team Haiti vs Team Pakistan(2)

The match was a tightly contested battled-from the opening whistle until the final buzzer. Despite facing early challenges, Team Haiti remained composed and fought tooth and nail to keep themselves in contention. With each shift, they demonstrated their speed and skill refusing to let adversity dampen their spirits. Team Pakistan, however, proved to be formidable opponents, showcasing their own prowess on the court and putting up a strong fight throughout the game. They capitalised on opportunities by M-A DiStasio and their captain O.Wahid and maintained pressure on Team Haiti, making every moment crucial in this intense matchup. As the game progressed, the momentum swung back and forth until Team Haiti controlled their fate when R.Marcellus provided their first go ahead marker early in the third period.  Since time wasn’t yet an issue, Team Pakistan still struggled to level with S.Rivest thwarting scoring opportunities-from Team Pakistan. Team Haiti were able to maintain their lead with poise and resilience, refusing to let their hard earned advantage slip away.

Team Armenia’s deep roster overwhelms Team Italy

(7)Team Armenia vs Team Italy(2)

From-the outset, it was clear that Team Armenia had come prepared, utilising their depth and versatility as they cruised to a commanding victory over a formidable Team Italy squad. Their well rounded line up allowed them to rotate seamlessly, keeping their energy levels high and their opponents on their toes throughout the game. Despite facing a strong Team Italy squad, Team Armenia wasted no time asserting their dominance on the court. Although the first period remained relatively close, Team Armenia started to pull away in the second, padding their lead with three more unanswered goals. Finally, J.Crivello got Team Italy on board early in the third period, but it didn’t matter much in the grand scheme of things. Team Armenia continued to apply more pressure which resulted in ball possession that saw their captain Y.Derohannessian rattled off a hat trick. As much as Team Italy fought valiantly to compete, they were no match for the depth put forth by a committed Team Armenia.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sam Rivest of Team Haiti. Rivets’s acrobatic saves and unwavering focus provided a solid foundation for Team Haiti to build on, instilling confidence in their defensive efforts and allowing their offensive talents to shine.

Draft League Tuesday playoffs

Tuesday March 12 (Semi final)

Resilient Canucks overcome short bench to stun Sharks

( 8 )Sharks vs Canucks(9) O.T

The Sharks, boasting a strong line up and considered the favourites by many didn’t quite have the start they wanted. It was the Canucks sending a stronger message that they meant business. Only three minutes had gone by, and the Canucks stormed out to an early 3-0 lead. Since it was very early in the game, the Sharks weren’t overly concerned that they could bounce back. Slowly but surely, they chipped away at the Canucks lead before eventually pull ahead by a pair. The Canucks immediately responded when Marie Eve split the defense to pull her side within one. The Canucks had a very simply strategy in order to get their scoring done. Since they were heavily undermanned, the game plan was simple, and that was to shoot as often as possible. E.Colella excels in that department as the general rattled off his second in overtime to cause some heavy indigestion for the Sharks. The Canucks, with their limited roster were able to defy the odds by overcoming adversity as the underdogs. M.Porato was part of the driving force bagging a hat trick, M.Lang used his front net presence to collecting four points while M.Petracca was vital as well breaking up many plays .

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Eddy Colella of the Canucks. From -strategic planning, to breaking up plays, to sending crisp passes and finally to using his blistering slap shot, Colella will haunt the Sharks for a while as the seasoned veteran send shockwaves throughout both benches.

The other semi final match up featuring the Ducks an the Penguins will take place on Tuesday March 19.

2024-03-11
4vs4 Monday

Monday March 11

Degenerates rebound after one sided affair with Assadi Consulting inc

In a stunning turnaround, the Degenerates emerged-from their defeat with renewed vigor. The Assadi Consulting inc handed them a ball hockey clinic in the first encounter leaving the Degenerates no choice but to show a lot more commitment in the ensuing match. To their credit, they refocused  with a new mind set by keeping it simple. Surely, getting the first goal helps as M.Richard was able to provide it on a nifty backhander. It didn’t stop there however with D.Charbonneau padding the lead with his first of two in the game. It just showed how much more engaged the Degenerates were compared to their earlier embarrassing loss. With everyone applying themselves much harder while paying attention to detail, the script was able to flip in their favour. Add  the fact that R.Ranieri was dialled in as the net minder wanted nothing less than a bounce back game. While the Assadi Consulting inc couldn’t string two solid games together, their first encounter was quite impressive as they manhandled their opponent. M.Tvaronas scored some beautiful goals for a hat trick while N.Chiminian and A.Papazian contributed with a pair each.

(7)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(2)

(0)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(4)

Double delight for Chiefs, P.Chery puts the final cherry with late hat trick in first encounter

In the first encounter between these formidable opponents, it was a nail biting affair that came down to the wire. With the score deadlocked 3-3, and only seconds remaining on the clock, anticipation hung thick in the air. That’s when P.Chery of the Chiefs stepped up in a moment of brilliance, netting a hat trick with only 10 seconds to play. Undeterred by their narrow defeat, the Classics returned to the court determined to even the score in a rematch. However, the Chiefs were not ready to relinquish their grip on victory as they stormed out of the gate building an early 3-0 lead. Again, P.Chery found the back of the net followed with back to back tallies by S.Vanier. The Classics looked disorganized unable to get anything going. Finally, M.Destounis ended a horrible spell and C.Gingras was to pull the Classics within one shortly after. In hopes of building off the momentum, K.Duplin spoiled the mood to put the Chiefs in front by two. In a twist of fate, the encounter came to an abrupt halt due to an unfortunate goaltending injury. The Chiefs were up 4-2 with about a solid period left over.

(3)Classics vs Chiefs(4)

(2)Classics vs Chiefs(4)

From-triumph to defeat Peters victory followed by Hustlers dominance

The opening game saw the Peters firing on all cylinders, displaying team work and nice connecting plays. K.Vincent converted on two power play goals, and M.Lastoria struck shorthanded making their special teams count. The satisfaction of winning the first game is always nice, but stringing two together would be more gratifying. Unfortunately for the Peters, the Hustlers delivered a resounding thumping. J.Mandracchia and P.Arkalis emerged as the driving forces behind the convincing victory. It was evident that both players were in sync, orchestrating the offense with finesse and precision passes. J.Mandracchia’s speed and agility combined seamlessly with P.Arkalis’s vision and playmaking ability, creating scoring opportunities that left the Peters defense scrambling to keep up. The two combined for an impressive nine points. Their standout performance not only propelled the Hustlers to victory but also served as a testament to the power of teamwork and collaboration in the fast paced world of ball hockey.

(2)Hustlers vs The Peters(5)

(7)Hustlers vs The Peters(2)

DHK grinds out pair of low scoring wins against Snipers

With both teams putting staunch defensive efforts, goals were hard to come by, but DHK’s perseverance ultimately proved to be the difference maker. Although the Snipers struck first in both encounters, the DHK eventually answered the call en route to a pair of low scoring victories. A.Manelli led the charge on two consecutive goals followed with J.Molloy’s insurance marker. The second game mirrored the first, with both teams digging in defensively and refusing to give an inch. Again, the Snipers scored first courtesy of H.Salman, but couldn’t build on their lead as they struggled to penetrate the DHK’s defense, and more importantly M.Gagnon. It was by the second frame that the DHK took over the scoreboard on their two lone tallies. B.Magna had finally tied it up, and K.Hopkins later provided the DHK its first lead of the game. All that was left over-from that point on was for the DHK to hold firm without the ball. For a second straight match, they handled their assignment by stifling a struggling offense by the Snipers.

(1)Snipers vs DHK(3)

(1)Snipers vs DHK(2)

Sharpshooters bounce back to level mini series with Les Yables

The first game saw the Sharpshooters fall just short in a closely contested battle, as Les Yables edged them out with a 4-3 victory. The Sharpshooters didn’t help their cause by taking three penalties that all resulted in power play goals for Les Yables. M-O Brouillard was a fire cracker making plenty happen out there by utilising his speed and vision. His two goals and assist on D.Pellerin’s winner proved to be vital for the win. Despite the setback, the Sharpshooters remained undeterred, determined to show their mettle in the second game. From-the opening face off, they came out firing on all cylinders. With clutch plays and unwavering determination, they managed to seize control of the game and build a sufficient lead. A.Reid and A.Lepore caused most of the harm for Les Yables as both players tallied twice apiece. For a good duration of the game, the Sharpshooters appeared to be safe en route to an easy win. However, that started to change when P.Corbin posting two quick goals to suddenly pull Les Yables within two. With the net minder pulled along with having over a minute left over, this game was far-from over. It really took M.Vinciguerra to remain focus to bail his club out . Luckily enough for the Sharpshooters, Vinciguerra was clutch making some in close jaw dropping saves in order to preserve the win.

(4)Les Yables vs Sharpshooters(3)

(3)Les Yables vs Sharpshooters(5)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Chery of the Chiefs. As the clock ticked down and tensions rose, P.Chery came through again bagging his third goal to snap a late 3-3 tie. Throughout four entire periods, the forward was heavily engaged giving the Chiefs the edge they needed in order to defeat a formidable opponent on two occasions.

2024-03-10
Draft League Sunday quarter finals

Thursday March 10 (Quarter finals)

S.Catalano shines in net as the Islanders sweep past the Kings

(5)Islanders vs Kings(2)

Led for their formidable goaltender S.Catalano, who stood as an impenetrable wall in net, the Islanders thwarted the Kings offensive attempts time and again. His stellar performance between the pipes instilled confidence in his teammates, allowing them to focus on executing their offensive strategy with precision. It was the father son tandem that got the ball rolling with T.Passarelli and A.Passarelli striking early for a 2-0 lead. M.Barone was then able to widen the gap, and the Islanders looked to have a serious grip in the game despite giving up their first goal by N.Lobasso. The Kings hoped that tally would spark their bench for more to come. But with the Islanders remaining composed and resilient while knowing that Catalano was right behind them, the panic button was far-from being pressed. Eventually, the Islanders got some breathing room when P.Labateya and M.Scarpetta scored late to put the series away. With their impressive performance, the Islanders showcased that they have the elements in order to be a formidable opponent in their playoff journey.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Santino Catalano of the Islanders. Throughout the game, S.Catalano demonstrated remarkable reflexes and anticipation, making a series of crucial saves to deny the Kings scoring attempts.

Blackhawks edge Flyers with D.Greco’s heroics in overtime

( 8 )Blackhawks vs Flyers(7)

In a jaw dropping display of incredible back and forth action, the fans were treated to an unforgettable showdown that will be talked about for a while. Both teams came out blazing in search of getting an edge forcing the goaltenders to remain extremely focused. With the game having many explosive opportunities, each side refused to back down. The Blackhawks did however trail a few extra times but managed to catch up with swift counter attacks and precision. E.Allen had already scored twice before completing his hat trick to tie the game late for the Blackhawks. Allen wasn’t the only one to spread his finger prints all over the score sheet. Z.Giosi and E.Gabrielli joined the action as well sharing three points each for the Blackhawks while T.Angelis and M.Destounis did what was expected for the Flyers causing most of the havoc offensively. The two players notched hat tricks while M.Saia contributed with three points. This game may have had many defining moments, but perhaps the most significant occurred in overtime. Led by one of their main pieces, D.Greco connected on an outstanding play with Z.Giosi, who fed him a brilliant pass that forced D.Greco to do the unthinkable, and that was to shoot the ball. That was his only goal after setting up five teammates beforehand, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Daniel Greco of the Blackhawks. His impact on the outcome was undeniable, as he dazzled fans and teammates alike with his exceptional skill and vision which resulted in an impressive six points that included the sudden death winner.

Late surge propels Panthers over Wild in playoff thriller

( 8 )Panthers vs Wild(4)

The game started with both teams trading blows, as the Wild and the Panthers exchanged goals in a back and forth battle. With neither side willing to give up an inch, the intensity on the rink was palpable, setting the stage for a showdown that would keep spectators on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer. As the game progressed, the Wild and the Panthers were locked up at three goals apiece. Then, an untimely penalty by the Wild enabled the Panthers to capitalise on a golden chance. L.Iacuessa seized the moment by beating S.Sauk to pull the Panthers ahead. With the games next goal being so crucial, the Panthers got their first, this time courtesy of M.Rossi. The extra gear proved to be pivotal as the Panthers knew they had their opponent by simply applying constant pressure while committing to a conscious coverage without the ball. M.Kardum would than add his second as did Iacuessa to cap off a hard fought win for the Panthers. Despite a valiant effort-from the Wild, the Panthers offensive onslaught was a little to much to handle . The Panthers performance was a testament to their resilience and determination, as they weathered the Wild’s early pressure and found their stride when it mattered the most. With their well rounded attack ,and clutch playmaking, the Panthers demonstrated why they’ll be a difficult out for any opponent.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Panthers. Throughout the intense playoff battle against the Wild, Verducci stood tall between the pipes, turning aside shot after shot with remarkable saves.

Resilient Sabres roar back to defeat Predators

(4)Predators vs Sabres(6)

What began as a promising start for the Predators turned into somewhat of a disappointing end. The Predators showed more purpose and conviction early on giving it to the Sabres that eventually resulted in a 3-1 lead. B.Panarello had just scored a nifty penalty shot goal, and D.Apikian could no wrong in net making a bunch of key saves. The Sabres knew something had to give if they planned on turning the tide. Scoring only one goal under 32 minutes just wont cut it. Since the deficit wasn’t so high, one goal would have easily put them back into contention. Finally, that moment came when J.Valcenti got to Apikian for a rare time. Energized by that tally, the Sabres continued to press forward capitalising on more opportunities that put the Predators on their heels. Out of nowhere, the Sabres had seized control of this contest dictating most of the pace which resulted in five goals during the final stretch of the game. Sometimes, it takes one player to take the bull by the horns in order to shift the tides, but not for the Sabres as they relied on everyone to pull their weight. J.Choudhry was the only player to score twice with the offense widely spread out. As the final buzzer sounded, the Sabres celebrated their hard fought triumph , while the Predators were left to ponder what might have been.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ricky Testa of the Sabres. The net minder demonstrated his readiness to face the challenge, making key saves to keep the opposition at bay. His calm demeanour and sharp reflexes provided confidence for his teammates, allowing them to play with greater freedom and aggression knowing that Ricky had their back.

As the tension mounts and the stakes escalate in the Sunday Draft division, the competition has reached a thrilling crescendo with the arrival of the semi final round. With only four teams remaining, each vying for supremacy on the rink, the stage is set for intense battles and memorable moments as the quest for glory intensifies. The semi final match ups promise to deliver high-octane action and drama, with every pass, shot, and save carrying immense significance. The players know that the margin of error is razor thin and each decision could tip the scales in favour or defeat. The match ups are as follows:

(2)Blackhawks vs Sabres(11) Both teams bring unique strengths and strategies to the rink, setting the stage for an intense battle that is sure to captivate the fans and players. For the Blackhawks, they boast a roster with exceptional talent and finesse. Facing that quality, the Sabres are tenacious and very difficult to play against. Their sheer determination and grit can get them over the top if they keep frustrating the Blackhawks offense. Time will tell as the fans will be in for an exhilarating showdown.

(3)Panthers vs Islanders(4) Both these teams will enter with a ton of confidence. The Islanders excel at grinding out victories and capitalising on their opponents mistakes. The only problem may be trying to beat out B.Verducci enough times. If the Islanders can figure him out, the Panthers will struggle despite having two lethal forwards in M.Chenier and M.Kardum. Ultimately, the outcome of this playoff match up will come down to which team can impose their will and execute their game plan more effectively.

2024-03-07
D Thursday division

Thursday March 7

Fatal Demons promising start fizzles in lopsided loss to Generals

(9)Generals vs Fatal Demons(3)

The Fatal Demons came out of the gate strong catching the Generals off guard on two first period goals. Their aggressive play put the Generals on the defensive unable to contain a more committed side. After a sour start to their night, the Generals regrouped in between periods and looked like a completely different team for the entire second frame. With precision passing and relentless pressure, the tables turned in their favour. K.Duplin ignited the offense that trickled down his entire line up as everyone pulled their weight. The Generals surged with six second period goals that left the Fatal Demons struggling to keep up. Much of the third period mirrored the second as the Generals went about their business adding three more markers to put an end to the Fatal Demons misery. Playing one really good period wont cut it against the Generals as the Fatal Demons found out the hard way.

Rated R holds on in nail biter vs Krazy Train

(7)Rated R vs Krazy Train(5)

The game unfolded with intensity-from the two sides. Scoring the games first goal proved to be pivotal as Rated R used it to their advantage. Despite the Krazy Train narrowing the gap, they were never able to pull ahead with Rated R regaining the slight edge. G.Pisanelli caused havoc throughout the entire second period where he put three behind the Krazy Trains net minder. Still, the Krazy Train never called it quits in their quest to overcome the deficit. F.Dominianni was a catalyst behind the comeback attempt as the smart D-man notched two big goals. Also in that mix saw the newly added S.Abbandonato riffle a pair. The third period saw the intensity reach new heights as both teams kept following their assignments with the Krazy Train digging for the next goal while Rated R made it a point to eliminate as much time and space as possible. To their credit, they stifled a lethal offense thanks to a solid defensive game and solid goaltending by F.Baratta.

N.Chiminian and J.Mandracchia lead Armadillos to rout Brew Crew

(2)Brew Crew vs Armadillos(9)

Despite a promising star by the Brew Crew, who managed to keep the game close after the first period, they seemed to vanish-from the court as the game progressed. The Armadillos relentless pressure and clinical finishing left the Brew Crew struggling to keep up, ultimately resulting in a lopsided score line. Led by the stellar performance of N.Chiminian, who  netted an impressive four goals, and J.Mandracchia, who secured a hat trick, the Armadillos showcased their offense prowess-from start to finish. It didn’t help that the Brew Crew gave up a first period shorthanded goal. In order to have a chance at defeating the Armadillos, everything needs to go right-from limiting mistakes, scoring on your chances while playing a sound defensive game. Although the Brew Crew showed signs of keeping up with a formidable opponent, they couldn’t apply it throughout three straight periods.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to G.Pisanelli of Rated R. In a display of sheer brilliance, G.Pisanelli lit up the scoreboard with an incredible second period hat trick as part of an impressive five point performance.

2024-03-06
Draft League Wednesday playoffs

Wednesday March 6 (Playoffs, Round 1)

Golden Knights rout Rangers in playoff blowout

Led by some of their top players, the Golden Knights proved to be to much for the Rangers to handle. Their offensive prowess was on full display controlling the pace of the game with ease which resulted in to many high end chances. Jason Bergola, although prefers to set up his teammates took a different role tonight. The forward showcased his scoring touch instead, finding the back of the net with remarkable consistency that found the ball its way eight times behind the Rangers net minder. During that mix saw M.DiLena pile up a massive points eight points while B.Panarello had his finger prints on the game sheet setting up four tallies along with a goal. At no point did this game  shift or take a turn with the Golden Knights continuing to apply relentless pressure. All that was left over was for it to end with no light at the end of the tunnel for the Rangers. This result will give confidence to the Golden Knights as they advance with high hopes in the final four stage.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jason Bergola of the Golden Knights. His ability to create scoring chances and capitalise on them with lethal accuracy left the Rangers defence scrambling and goaltender grasping at thin air.

J.Teresi Hat trick heroics lead Senators to unforgettable comeback win over the Blues

(4)Blues vs Senators(5)

The Blues couldn’t have asked for a better start entering tonight’s matchup with the Senators. For nearly a good half of the match, they took control building a nice 4-1 lead on scoring efforts -from different players. Their offense seemed unstoppable as they converted on a few decent scoring opportunities. Despite facing a significant deficit, the Senators maintained their composure and continued to battle relentlessly. Slowly but surely, they started to chip away at the Blues lead, tightening up defensively and capitalising on their own scoring chances. A key tally came by M.Matteo to pull the Senators within one with less than eight minutes to go. As the game reached its climax, J.Teresi rose to the occasion to tie the game, and pull his side ahead shortly after by rattling off a hat trick. Talk about a clutch performance by one player that had his side down and out to being in the drivers seat with under two minutes showing on the clock. His timely goals sparked a resurgence for the Senators as they’ll be moving on after things appeared to be grim.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joey Teresi of the Senators. There is no doubt that J.Teresi merits the honour. The Senators are advancing to the next round in large part due to his spirited effort that led to three big goals.

S.Ouellette late penalty shot goal seals dramatic win for Oilers

(4)Hurricanes vs Oilers(5)

In an exhilarating display of ball hockey prowess, the Oilers emerged triumphant in a thrilling showdown against the Hurricanes, securing a hard fought win in a game filled with back and forth action. From-the opening draw, both teams showcased their offensive firepower, trading scoring chances and demonstrating their skill on the rink. Goals came fast and furious as the momentum swung back and forth, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. Amidst the intense competition, S.Ouellette shone brightly for the Oilers, delivering a standout performance that proved to be the pivotal in securing the win. Ouellette’s remarkable effort saw him play a crucial role in all facets of the game, collecting an impressive four points to lead his team to victory. However, it was Ouellette’s heroics in the dying moments of the game that ultimately sealed the Oilers fate. With D.Lipinski tying the match late for the Hurricanes and with tension running high, S.Ouellette delivered under pressure by converting on a penalty shot goal that stuck for the winner.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Samuel Ouellette of the Oilers. His presence on the court was felt throughout the entire game, as he consistently made plays that led to a very productive four point night.

As the competition intensifies, the Wednesday Draft division has narrowed on to just four formidable teams, setting the stage for an electrifying semi-finals round. With each team having battled fiercely throughout the season, this round promises to be a showcase of skill, determination and sheer grit. The remaining four teams have proven their mettle on the court, demonstrating their ability to compete and overcome adversity to reach this stage of the competition. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Stars vs Oilers(6) Both teams will have confidence entering this round. The Stars led all teams for claiming top spot of the division and will look to continue their consistent success by taking on the Oilers. While the Oilers occupy a sixth seed position, it wont matter to them after handing the Hurricanes a defeat in the first round. Since both teams have the grit and heart to battle hard, anything is possible in this particular round.

(2)Golden Knights vs Senators(5) The Golden Knights are covered in every area of the court. If they simply play their game, they’ll likely advance due to their well roundel roster. That being said, the Senators just came off a thrilling win and will look to build off it as a massive confidence booster.

2024-03-05
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday March 5

Ducks dive deep in comeback win over Sharks

(6)Ducks vs Sharks(5)

The Sharks, buoyed by their quick transitions surged ahead immediately establishing a lead that seemed insurmountable. Four of their five total goals all came by the 16 minute mark of the game. While the deficit appeared to be steep, the Ducks didn’t have to worry about the clock just yet. For them, it was all about searching for the next goal while making sure the Sharks don’t pull ahead to far. Slowly but surely, the comeback was in motion as they chipped away at the Sharks lead with some crisp plays and relentless pressure. A key tally came-from G.Papadakis’s blade, who riffled a blistering shot to riffle her second of the contest. Still, the Ducks have yet to jump ahead in this game, but felt confident now that the game was levelled. By simply asserting more pressure, that big goal finally came. T.Acheson was able to finish off a play on a precise wrist shot to bury his second . The Ducks did an excellent job making things very difficult for the Sharks to do much. And while it isn’t their preferred result, the players will hold their heads high knowing that they gave a good battle.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Timmy Acheson of the Ducks. T.Acheson set the tone for the Ducks to ignite his teams offense. Then, with the game hanging in the balance, the clever forward made another brilliant play to decide matters for his second of the night.

Canucks able to finish regular season on a high note

(5)Canucks vs Penguins(3)

In a thrilling conclusion to the regular season, the Canucks delivered a resounding performance, clinching a decisive 5-3 victory over the Penguins in a showdown filled with skill and determination. J.Tzanetakos had a standout game, generating much of the offense required in order to defeat the Penguins. The power forward went on a tear converting three times while setting up A.Martin, who was influential as well collecting three points. The Canucks were extremely responsible defensively with the luxury of having B.Verducci make the key saves. It showed that with the lead, the Canucks are difficult to play against with players like T.Bergomi  M.Porato and M.Petracca controlling the back line. As much as the Penguins attempted to mount something, the Canucks held firm taking away time and space. It may not show in the standings, but the Canucks may be able to pull some tricks up their sleeves in the post season to come if they play the way they did tonight.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jimmy Tzanetakos of the Canucks. From-the opening draw, Tzanetakos showcased his offensive prowess, driving the Canucks forward with his speed, skill and ability to finding the back of the net. By the time the game ended, the Canucks captured the win thanks to his hat trick and assist.

The thrilling regular season of the Tuesday Draft division has reached its conclusion, setting the stage for an electrifying semi final showdown. With all four teams showcasing their skills and determination throughout the season, anticipation is running high in the playoffs. Stay tuned, as the playoffs promise to deliver excitement, drama, and unforgettable moments as the teams vie for glory on the court. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Sharks vs Canucks(4) Both teams boast some quality players, but it’s the dynamic duo involving D.Greco and S.Kalaydjian that will force a strategy set by the Canucks. The Canucks have the experience on what to do. The question becomes can they execute a game plan on how to neutralise the imposing threats ?  As long as T.Bergomi controls the back end for the Canucks, there is a possible chance assuming C.Malkoun performs under pressure making all the necessary saves.

(2)Penguins vs Ducks(3) In a clash of two well rounded teams, the Ducks are set to take on the Penguins in what promises to be a fiercely competitive semi final showdown. Both sides have demonstrated their versatility and skill throughout the regular season., making this match up one that fans wont want to miss.

Dek Elite World

Tuesday March 5

C.Confuorti and Team Italy shut down Team Haiti

(3)Team Italy vs Team Haiti(0)

Led by a stalwart defense and stellar goaltending by C.Confuorti, Team Italy thwarted every offensive attempt-from the Haitians’s side, frustrating their opponent and limiting their scoring opportunities. Despite Haiti’s valiant efforts to break through Team Italy’s defensive wall, they struggled to find openings, as Team Italy maintained their composure and executed their game plan flawlessly. Meanwhile, Team Italy’s offense capitalised  on their chances posting goals in every period. D.Lombardi was able to strike just over two minutes in. After a drought of back and forth action where the goaltenders stood tall keeping the game honest, P.Musto was finally able to break the barrier and provide Team Italy a two goal cushion. Throughout most of the match, Team Italy continued to tighten their grip taking away as much time and space -from their opponents. For the few chances Team Haiti tried to bounce back, C.Confuorti stood in the way. The net minder was dialled in making all the necessary stops toward him to earn a well deserved shutout. The win was a testament to Team Italy’s strength and cohesion as a team, with every player contributing to the success. For Team Haiti, it was a frustrating result, but they can take pride in their effort and determination despite the outcome.

Team Greece steamrolls past Team Pakistan

(1)Team Pakistan vs Team Greece(9)

In a lopsided affair that showcased the sheer dominance of Team Greece, they surged to a commanding victory in a resounding display of skill and precision on the court. It was evident that Team Greece meant business , wasting no time in asserting their authority with swift passes, relentless pressure, and clinical finishing. The onslaught had a few players contribute, mainly-from A.Kakivelis, K.Kuczmarski, P.Arkalis and N.Kakouras as all four players chipped in with two goals each. Rather than weathering the storm as the game went on, Team Greece’s offense only intensified creating a wider and unreasonable gap for any sort of comeback attempt. The only thing left over for Team Pakistan was to try and get on board at least once. That feat was nearly achieved as the game was winding down to its final minute. Unfortunately for C.Ekonomakis, F.Nasser was there to leave a slight sour taste for the goaltender. Regardless the last minute hic up, Team Greece sent a clear message to the competition that they’ll be a very difficult out for any opponent.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cameron Confuorti of Team Italy. Unfazed, calm and collective, C.Confuorti was exceptional energising his club in front of him by stopping every single shot he faced.

2024-03-04
4vs4 Monday

Monday March 4

Peters overwhelmed in rematch after shootout loss to Classics

In a mini series filled with intensity, the Classics showcased their dominance by manhandling the Peters in their second encounter. With a display of skill and exceptional goaltending by A.Ekonomakis, the Classics secured a decisive victory, leaving the Peters in their wake. This matchup was a stark departure-from their first game, which had been a nail biting affair ultimately decided in a shootout favouring the Classics. C.Gingras was the only player to score during the breakaways with A.Ekonomakis denying two attempts to earn the victory. Heading into the second encounter, The Peters had their fair share of chances, but struggled to beat the Classics net minder. Unfortunately, every time the Classics generated something good, it usually found its way in the net. Its not like C.Fortin didn’t do his part. The Classics often don’t miss when M.Destounis is in close to finish off a play or when A.Kakivelis releases a wicked shot giving no goaltender time to react. P.Karvouriaris also joined the club bagging a pair leaving no doubt about their offensive superiority.

(4)Classics vs The Peters(3) S.O

(8)Classics vs The Peters(1)

Les Yables outshine Snipers in second match

The Snipers showed that they were able to compete toe to toe with les Yables after dropping a 4-2 shootout loss. The two sides traded a goal apiece in the first two periods which forced a breakaway competition. During that span, Les Yables owned it by converting twice with goals by D.Marcotte and M-O Brouillard. Unlike the first encounter ,Les Yables set the pace with quicker transitions and precision passing leaving the Snipers scrambling to keep up. All five of their goals came-from different players which made it harder for the Snipers to formulate a specific game plan. Les Yables were simply faster, and because of their speed and finesse, the Snipers couldn’t match their pace which explains the final score line. F.Lacasse got credited the winner while J-F Simard allowed all but one goal to earn his second win in net.

(2)Snipers vs Les Yables(4) S.O

(1)Snipers vs Les Yables(5)

DHK’s strong finish propels them to a pair of victories over the Degenerates

Despite facing a deficit, the Degenerates bounced back in the first encounter to even the score in a thrilling show down. M.Chenier’s second that came very late forced a shootout against a formidable opponent. With A.Manelli patiently waiting out R.Ranieri on a nifty move coupled with M.Gagnon denying both attempts, the DHK secured the win anyway. Much of the ensuing match remained very close with neither side grabbing an edge after a period. Then, on a wicked shot by the DHK’s captain N.Francis that snapped the tie, the flood gates opened for the DHK. The Degenerates were unable to contain the DHK’s fire power that resulted in four unanswered goals. A.Manelli posted his second as did N.Francis to finish off the night strong. For well over three periods, the two sides went back and forth with no clear cut indictor on who would win. It wasn’t until the latter stages of the final frame that the DHK were able to separate themselves as a superior opponent.

(6)DHK vs Degenerates(5) S.O

(5)DHK vs Degenerates(1)

Assadi Consulting inc and Sharpshooters trade wins in heart pounding showdown

In a thrilling ball hockey showdown, the Sharpshooters and the Assadi Consulting inc clashed in a pair of games that had incredible moments. The back and forth battle saw both teams exchange goals stemming-from many high executed plays. After settling for a 5-5 regulation tie, the Assadi Consulting inc got the edge by striking twice in the shootout. M.Carpentier had already tallied twice before adding the shootout winning goal. Both sides knew entering the second tilt that it was going to be another roller coaster game of goals and excitement. With M.Kardum and A.Lepore notching a pair of first period goals apiece, the Sharpshooters were able to carry a slight 4-3 lead heading into the final frame. This was all going on with the Sharpshooters playing with a shorter bench compared to the Assadi Consulting inc. It didn’t stop them however-from pushing the pace as they immediately put two more behind the oppositions net minder for a solid cushion. Since time wasn’t yet an issue, the Assadi Consulting inc battled back to cut the lead by one. As the game continued to progress, the Assadi Consulting inc kept launching relentless pressure in order to try and equalise. As much as they attempted to even the score, M.Vinciguerra stood tall pushing aside every shot he faced, which eventually led to P.Carone securing the win in an empty cage.

(5)Sharpshooters vs Assadi Consulting Inc(7) S.O

(7)Sharpshooters vs Assadi Consulting inc(6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-F Simard of Les Yables. With his solid goaltending and clutch saves, he thwarted the oppositions scoring opportunities, ensuring that his club collected back to back wins by allowing only three goals in four periods.

2024-03-03
Draft League Sunday playoffs

Sunday March 3 (Round 1, Playoffs)

M.Mascitto and Kings hold strong in tightly contested battle

(4)Kings vs Red Wings(2)

In a crucial playoff elimination match between the Red Wings and the Kings, the stakes couldn’t have been higher. The tension was palpable as both sides battled through the motions of grabbing the edge. The Kings got their first on two quick goals by N.Faria and D.Lucchesi. Then, a quick swift response by A.Amaral put the Red Wings back in contention making sure that the game doesn’t get out of reach. It didn’t take long after for the Kings to pull ahead by two when N.Faria buried his second on a penalty shot. Rather than finding themselves in a deeper hole, the Red Wings had another answer thanks to A.Amaral’s second. All five goals were scored in first seventeen minutes of the game. That kind of rate suggested for plenty of more goals to come, but it didn’t quite turn out that way. Since the onus was on the Red Wings to score, the Kings made it a point to thwart the Red Wings offense and protect their lead. No matter how many times they tried to even the score, M.Mascitto stood in the way. The goaltender was no question influential as to why his side is advancing and why the Red Wings couldn’t finish when they had to. Once M.Braun added a late insurance marker, the Kings knew they were well on their way to the next round.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Mascitto of the Kings. Facing some decent shots toward him, M.Mascitto stood tall in net, frustrating the Red Wings to claw their way back into the match.

T.Scarpelli heroics seal overtime win vs depleted Bruins

(3)Bruins vs Sabres(4) O.T

From-the opening face off, it was clear that the Bruins were prepared to leave it all on the court, despite missing key components due to circumstances. At no point did the Bruins back down, even after trailing 3-1. R.Santosuosso was on a mission knowing that he had to put that extra gear in order to give his side a chance. The forward scored twice before setting up P.Petraccione for the equaliser. While their performance on the court was on full display-from playing their hearts out, A.Benedetto was also another huge reason as to why the Bruins made it to overtime. Save after save, A.Benedetto stood in the way, providing all the confidence required in order for the Bruins to cause a major upset. If the Bruins knew before the game to take the deal for an overtime game, the papers would have been signed with a bunch of lawyers to take that deal. Unfortunately, a really bad break gave the Sabres an incredible  opportunity to decide matters. M.Lallitto was having a sensational game for the Bruins by breaking plays while setting up all three goals. Then, a play behind his net resulted in a holding call that enabled T.Scarpelli to take the penalty shot. With the series hanging in the balance, T.Scarpelli waited out A.Benedetto long enough  before sliding the ball right under him. For the Bruins, it was a bitter pill to swallow after putting up a resilient fight throughout the game. As for T.Scarpelli and the Sabres, they will cherish this victory as they continue their journey in the playoffs.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Scarpelli of the Sabres. With the series on the line and all eyes on him, T.Scarpelli stepped up to the challenge, converting a critical penalty shot to secure the win for the Sabres.

Flyers soar past Kraken on late surge

(6)Flyers vs Kraken(3)

Both teams battled fiercely-from the opening draw, trading goals and momentum swings in back and forth action that kept spectators on the edge of their seats. The game remained close for much of the matchup, with neither team able to gain much of an advantage. As the clock ticked down and tensions mounted, it was the Flyers who seized control of the game with a late surge. With the contest still up for grabs, D.Fortier and M.Destounis dug deep and found another gear scoring two fairly late goals to put the Flyers up by three. Their offensive outburst stunned the Kraken and swung momentum decisively in their favour, leaving no doubt about the outcome of the game. From-M.Tzouvadakis making timely saves to the defensemen shutting down the Kraken’s offensive threats , every player on the Flyers roster played a crucial role in the teams success. While everyone did a fine job pulling their weight, its safe to say that M.Destounis was the catalyst behind making everyone around him better. The Flyers scored six times tonight with M.Destounis  being a threat all game collecting five big points.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marino Destounis of the Flyers. His dynamic playmaking ability coupled with his scoring touch was on full display resulting in two goals and three assists.

Wild outlast Canadiens in thriller

(5)Wild vs Canadiens(3)

For those who wanted a clash filled with tension and excitement, this one lived up to the hype. Both teams took off in their relentless pursuit in a game that featured plenty of back and forth action along with some jaw dropping saves by the net minders. The Wild did play with the slight edge however finding themselves up 4-2 at one point. But with M.Danesi responding on a wicked slap shot, the Canadiens were again a hair away-from tying the game. You knew that they would apply a ton of pressure as they so desperately sought that next goal. The problem  is that S.Sauk stood in the way. Since its playoff season, S.Sauk was dialled in more than usual that even his teammates may have complimented him for once. The Canadiens had some high end scoring chances only to keep hitting a moving brick wall unable to penetrate the committed goaltender. While the Canadiens fought valiantly till the final buzzer, they ultimately fell short in their quest for victory. In the end, it was the Wild who managed to maintain their composure in the face of adversity, capitalising on key opportunities to extend their lead and fend off the Canadiens late surge.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Scott Sauk of the Wild. His positioning and ability to read the play frustrated the Canadiens onslaught, denying them crucial scoring opportunities and keeping the Wild in control of the game.

As the final buzzer sounded tonight, marking the end of Round 1, teams and fans are already looking ahead to the excitement of the quarter finals. With each game of round 1 delivering its share of drama and intensity, the stage is now set for the next phase of the championship run. The top four seeded teams will now take to the court against tonight’s winners. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Predators vs Sabres(11) Led by their well rounded roster and formidable depth, the Predators are no question the team to beat right now. The Predators regular season speaks to itself as they look to continue furthering their quest into the playoffs. While the Predators know what to do by simply playing their game, its up to the Sabres to find solutions on how to knock out the favourites. They did overcome some adversity after defeating the Bruins as they’ll now rely on their grit and determination to disrupt the Predators game plan and capitalise on scoring opportunities.

(2)Blackhawks vs Flyers(8)The Blackhawks enter the quarter finals as a force to be reckoned with, boasting a potent combination of offensive fire power and defensive prowess. Led by some established leadership material in E.Allen along with a dynamic playmaker in D.Greco, the Flyers may want to pay close attention on how to approach their opponent. That being said, the other side of it applies as well with M.Destounis  leading the charge up front for the Flyers. This series will rely on strategy on how to contain and play certain players. If both sides follow their assignments, odds are that the Blackhawks will prevail. It will depend on how Pat Santullo of the Flyers gets his troops to play. The GM has fried bigger fish in the past and this match up may be no different.

(3)Panthers vs Wild(7) The Wild look to enter this match up with some confidence after a grinding first round victory. They know who to watch for and apply a strict game plan in order to slow down major threats such as M.Chenier and M.Kardum. If both players can be neutralised, and B.Verducci doesn’t steal the show in net, the Wild could advance. Since the Panthers know what to expect, they’ll find a way to adjust and exploit their opponents weaknesses. This is a series that can easily go either way.

(4)Islanders vs Kings(5) The Kings, fresh off a hard fought victory in the first round, are poised to build on their momentum as they face off against the Islanders. With a combination of a decent offense and solid defense, the Kings will look to impose their will on the court and advance to the next round. On the other side, the Islanders will enter this round confident after a successful regular season. Armed with a relentless work ethic and a never say die attitude , the Islanders will be eager to start their playoff journey with a statement win over the Kings.

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2024-02-29
D Thursday division

Thursday February 29

Generals steam roll past Rated R

(9)Generals vs Rated R(1)

The Generals offensive prowess was on full display, with their forwards weaving intricate patterns and unleashing a barrage of shots on Rated R’s goaltender. Each goal seemed to come effortlessly, as the Generals exploited every gap in Rated R’s defense with clinical precision. But it wasn’t just the offense that shone for the Generals; their defense was equally formidable. With a combination of stout defending and quick transitions, they stifled Rated R’s attempts to mount any sort of comeback. The only thing that was worth searching for at one point was to simply get on board at least once. Eventually, that moment occurred in the third period thanks to M.DelGaudio. Perhaps, P.Blais would have preferred a clean sheet, but the net minder didn’t have much to complain about since his team was far and beyond superior on this particular night. The Generals have many weapons that can put up some nice numbers statistically. Tonight however, D.Lafleur can gloat about his performance as the forward had a night to remember posting three goals for a hat trick.

Fatal Demons third period blitz overwhelms Brew Crew

(11)Fatal Demons vs Brew Crew(3)

The game kicked off with no indicator of where it was headed. The two teams kept going back and forth trading some decent chances with neither side grabbing a sufficient edge. By the time the second period ended, the Fatal Demons found themselves ahead 4-3 suggesting for a nail biting third period. That couldn’t be further than the case however . The Fatal Demons offense exploded into action, overwhelming the Brew Crew with relentless pressure and precision passing. While many contributed offensively, there was no question C.Gingras had something to do with the onslaught. He decided to take a more selfish role by bagging five total goals without going with at least an assist. Some of the playmaking responsibilities went to M.Mavroudis, who normally likes to score, but decided to play nice instead setting up four tallies. Defensively, the Fatal Demons locked things down for a good chunk of the game which can be attributed to R.Ranieri’s stellar play between the pipes. Although the score line suggests for a total beat down, the Brew Crew were able to hang with the Fatal Demons for two straight periods until falling apart by the third.

P.Musto shines as Armadillos defeat Krazy Train with stellar power play

(4)Armadillos vs Krazy Train(2)

In a high energy ball hockey clash, the Armadillos showcased their dominance with a strategic blend of power play finesse and rock solid defense. P.Musto’s presence on the power play proved to be a game changer as he netted not one, but two blistering goals with pin point accuracy , leaving the opposing goaltender stunned. Undeterred by the set back, the Krazy Train fought back with vigor, launching a series of attacks in hopes of tying the game. As they tried to get close by pulling within one, the Armadillos had a swift response to regain a two goal cushion. P.Arkalis used a perfect top corner shot  late in the first period with his first of two on the night. The Armadillos played a smart and structured game to defeat a formidable opponent. They capitalised on the power play, their defensive line stood firm, and A.Ekonomakis is always an exceptional last line of defense making it very difficult for any opponent to be beat.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paolo Musto of the Armadillos. With two blistering power play goals and an assist to his name, the veterans performance was nothing short of spectacular, leaving a lasting impact on the outcome of the game.

2024-02-28
Draft League Wednesday

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.

2024-02-27
Draft League Tuesday

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.

Dek Elite World

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.

2024-02-26
4vs4 Monday

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.

2024-02-25
Draft League Sunday

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.  

2024-02-23
Draft League Wednesday

Friday February 23 (Wednesday draft division)

Senators show grit in overtime loss to Blues

(7)Senators vs Blues( 8 )

The game was a roller coaster of momentum swings, with both teams refusing to back down -from the challenge. The Blues came out strong, and had built a three goal cushion on a pair of occasions. Despite facing multiple deficits, the Senators never lost heart. With each goal against them, they rallied together, showcasing their determination to claw their way back into contention. Just when they thought they got their, T.Scarpelli put the Blues back on top late in the game. That tally forced the Senators to pull their net minder for the extra attacker. By having that extra player, the gamble paid off thanks to M.Matteo pouncing on a loose ball to level the game once more for the Senators. At no point did the Senators ever lead throughout the game with the Blues always playing ahead. Maybe overtime could have turned the tide since momentum seemed to be swinging in the Senators favour. However, it wasn’t quite the case as the Blues got the final word when T.Scarpelli posted his second to cap off the win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Scarpelli of the Blues. His impact on the court was undeniable, scoring two huge goals that couldn’t have come at a better time.

Hurricanes unleash storm of offense in thumping win over Rangers

(1)Rangers vs Hurricanes(14)

Right-from the get go, it was evident that the Hurricanes came to play. Their relentless attack put immense  pressure on the Rangers defense, resulting in a barrage of goals that left the opposition scrambling to keep up. Contributions came-from all corners of the team. T.Angelis, B.Monette and D.Lipinski all shared four points each while the spares spread their wealth as well. When score lines read as such, its likely every area of your game was out of sync. The Rangers have nothing positive to show for except for maybe M.Petraca spoiling M.Bouliane’s shutout. It doesn’t help when you aren’t playing with the ball and that the coverage isn’t where its supposed to be. The Hurricanes exploited the defensive side of the Rangers, and made sure to capitalise on their many chances. The game had just reached its mid way point, and the Hurricanes had already built an 8-1 lead. While the Rangers may have been outmatched on this particular night, they can take solace in knowing that every game presents an opportunity to learn and improve. As for the Hurricanes, just a near perfect outing as they dominated every area of their game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to M.Bouliane of the Hurricanes. Although he would have likely collected the win in net, the net minder was still able to allow one single goal throughout the entire match.

Stars strong start propels them to double up victory over Golden Knights

(6)Stars vs Golden Knights(3)

It didn’t take long for the Stars to take control the game, and get on board to set the tone throughout the entire match. As they continued to surge ahead, the Stars defence held firm ,and B.Verducci was completely dialled in frustrating the opposition. It took up until the 34 minute mark for the Golden Knights to cash in for a second time only which narrowed the gap by two. While the deficit wasn’t overwhelming, the Golden Knights answered back almost immediately, with A.Hughes causing more havoc for her third goal of the game. S.Tosi also had a major input converting twice while setting up A.Maraj for the first goal on the match. It wasn’t like the Golden Knights didn’t have their fair share of opportunities with not many goals to show for. That was perhaps because B.Veducci stood in the way making difficult saves look easy. In the end, the Stars played to their strengths utilising every single member in order to get the result.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Alicia Hughes of the Stars. Her relentless effort and sense of where to go explains why she collected  three of her clubs six goals.

2024-02-22
D Division

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.

2024-02-21
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday February 21

Blues hang on to beat Oilers in nail biter

(3)Oilers vs Blues(4)

It was a game that neither team was willing to give an inch. The few goals scored was met with a swift  response-from the opposing side. At one point, the Blues did grab that edge when C.Arnoldo posted his second. With the next tally being extremely crucial since it was low scoring tilt, the Blues got their first , this time G.Pace also netting his second for a 4-2 lead. The Oilers had no choice but to eventually pull themselves within one. Surely they got their thanks to M.Paciencia narrowing the gap. The game still had eight minutes of unpredictable action forcing one team to defend harder while the other searched desperately for the equaliser. After some decent attempts in order to try and level, the Blues were able to preserve their slight lead. There was no question that S.Sauk played a pivotal role as the net minder never flinched en route to a hard fought win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Scott Sauk of the Blues. His stellar play between the pipes kept the Oilers potent offense at bay, frustrating their attempts to find the back of the net and preserving the Blues slim lead.

Golden Knights shock Hurricanes in crazy late comeback

( 8 )Hurricanes vs Golden Knights(9)

From-the outset, both teams took charge making plenty happen up front which suggested a very long night for the two goaltenders. The Hurricanes looked to be in fine shape after building what appeared to be a safe 8-4 lead with just over ten minutes remaining. D.Lipinski, B.Monette and E.Figaro had all scored twice, and the Hurricanes felt confident about their chances. But in a stunning turn of events, the Golden Knights unleashed a furious offensive onslaught, scoring goal after goal with precision and determination. The comeback seemed to be improbable, but the Golden Knights showcased their never say die attitude and ability to overcome insurmountable odds. While the entire team needs to play a collective role, the Golden Knights were glad to see M.DiLena and M.Ciminelli step it up at a time of need as both players each scored twice in the latter stages of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marco DiLena of the Golden Knights. His hat trick coupled with his ability to set up plays served as the catalyst for the Golden Knights dramatic late game surge.

Senators roll past Senators after tight start

(1)Oilers vs Senators(7)

In a game that began with tight competition, the Senators eventually found their rhythm, and surged to a commanding 7-1 lead. The Oilers had just played an hour earlier which may explain why they couldn’t keep up long enough against a well rested Senators team. D.Melo provided their lone goal that only came as of the 33 minute mark. Even though it was only one tally, the Oilers trailed 2-1 by that point keeping the game within reach. However, things eventually took a massive turn as the Senators started to impose their will and pace by winning the loose ball battles. With their extra ball possession, good scoring chances occurred, and that’s when the offense took over on a barrage of goals. S.Mascitto  took the bull by the horn rattling off three tallies during that final stretch. Giving up only one goal in this type of division is quite a feat. M.Mascitto was remarkable playing a close to perfect game which inspired confidence throughout his entire bench.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Maxime Paquette of the Senators. By often finding himself at the right spot, M.Paquette scored the games first goal to help set the tone while adding a pair of assists to further bolster his teams lead.

Late drama unfolds, Stars shine bright with last minute victory

(6)Rangers vs Stars(7)

Despite a valiant effort by the Rangers to tie the game 6-6, it was the Stars who ultimately emerged victorious with a late tally by A.Maraj. The game started with both teams exchanging scoring opportunities, showcasing their offensive fire power early. The momentum swung toward the Stars as they built themselves a 6-3 lead with the help of A.Mason’s two goals. The hope of turning the tides appeared dash for the Rangers as they had nothing going for them up front. Then, two quick release’s by C.Pizzuto in the span of only 30 seconds suddenly put the Rangers back in contention for a serious comeback. The good news was that there was still nine minutes to go for a potential equaliser. As the clock started to click away however, the Rangers were desperate for something to give.  Luckily enough, they caught a break when A.Vennucci tapped in a loose ball right in front of the Stars goaltender. All of a sudden, this game had the making of an overtime period ahead. Rather than reaching the sudden death frame however, the Stars somehow pulled ahead thanks to a long hard shot by A.Maraj. This time, the lead stuck for good giving the Stars the slight edge.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Andrew Maraj of the Stars. With the score tied and tension mounting A.Maraj rose to the occasion, seizing the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the game.

2024-02-20
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday February 20

Sharks sink as Penguins swim to victory

(10)Penguins vs Sharks(5)

The game started with both teams trading a bunch of chances that didn’t really give anyone an edge. The Penguins did pull ahead slightly when F.Bchara posted back to back tallies. As the game moved on, the pace started to shift favouring the Penguins only. They tightened up defensively, and exploited gaps in the Sharks defense. With precision passing and sharp shooting, they gradually seized control and pulled away leaving the Sharks lost in shallow waters. F.Bchara continues to put up some nice numbers as the sniper was a thorn all game collecting an impressive seven points. It was clear that the Sharks had no answers on how to slow down the Penguins top gun. Maybe a little more attention toward him could have kept the game much closer. By the time the Sharks realised it, the contest was already out of reach.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara of the Penguins. His impact on the game was felt-from the opening draw, as he showcased his scoring capabilities by notching four goals while setting up three teammates.

Ducks unleash offensive onslaught in final stretch to over power  Canucks

(15)Ducks vs Canucks(5)

Despite the lopsided score, this contest was actually very close for about two thirds of the game. It wasn’t until the final stretch that the Ducks truly found their stride, unleashing an offensive onslaught that left the Canucks struggling to keep pace. By simply moving the ball around, the Ducks created their chances, and goals came in quick succession. Naturally, T.Nardelli would have his foot prints on a high scoring game like this. The sharpshooter hit his target six times that included some nice precise shots to finding the back of the net. Also in that mix was P.Labateya, who rattled of four markers on some precise one timers. Whatever happened in the latter stages, this contest shifted in one direction that saw the Ducks overwhelm their opponent.  The Canucks couldn’t stem the tide, and were stuck enduring a difficult finish wanting nothing less than to hear the sound of the buzzer.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Phil Labateya of the Ducks. Using his keen sense of positioning, the forward seemed to be at the right spot for most of the game which explained why he buried fours goals and an assist.

2024-02-19
4vs4 Monday

Monday February 19

Sharpshooters overwhelmed in consecutive clashes vs DHK

It didn’t take long for the DHK to set the tempo and dictate the play versus the Sharpshooters. Their crisp passing and natural finish was on full display as they mounted a 5-0 lead by the time the first period ended. All the Sharpshooters looked for at that point was to at least battle harder and spoil D.Delaronde’s shutout. J.Teresi accomplished part of the mission by finally figuring out the net minder on a hard wrist shot. And although the Sharpshooters appeared to be more engaged, it really didn’t matter in the end as the DHK used the clock to their advantage. N.Francis was the catalyst behind the win as the sound defenseman posted five points that included a hat trick. With the first game under their belt, the DHK were thirsty for more and it showed as they lit the lamp on four unanswered goals. It didn’t seem to matter much that the Sharpshooters approached the second game with more urgency after disastrous first game. Just over six minutes had gone by, and A.Olewinsky had tallied twice for a 4-0 lead. Even though the uphill battle proved to steep to conquer, the Sharpshooters made it a point to keep battling wanting to avoid another embarrassing score line. To their credit, they posted the games next to goals, and made a serious push by pulling their net minder for the extra attacker. The extra man advantage went on for nearly five minutes, but without any success as the DHK remained calm and collective to run out the clock.

(7)DHK vs Sharpshooters(2)

(4)DHK vs Sharpshooters(2)

Peters silence Chiefs in shutout victory, Chiefs roar back in shootout thriller

In a captivating two game mini series , the Peters and the Chiefs battled it out in two closely contested matchups that had the fans on the edge of their seats. The Peters asserted their defensive prowess throughout the entire first game keeping a formidable off the score sheet. In order to blank such an opponent, your goaltender needs to be dialled in. C.Fortin was lights out stopping everything in sight which secured J.Lulic’s lone goal to stick for good. The second game didn’t slow down the pace of the Peters in their attempt to making it two in a row. And what a start after K.Vincent riffled two power play goals to get the bench going. The Peters appeared to be in excellent shape to grabbing six clean points to the standings. For three straight periods, the defense was firm, and C.Fortin was exceptional stifling a lethal offense. As the game progressed into the final frame, a pair of penalties opened the door for a team that barely misses with the man advantage.  That’s when S.Vanier made sure to answer the call. The forward scored not once, but twice to send the game into a shootout. The two sides then relied on their high end skilled players and goaltenders to steal the show during the breakaways. After six combined attempts, W.Desrosiers was the only player to deliver, giving the Chiefs the slight edge after an intense battle with the Peters.

(0)Chiefs vs The Peters(1)

(3)Chiefs vs The Peters(2) S.O

Classics roll over Hustlers as C.Gingras takes center stage

In a display of sheer dominance, the Classics overwhelmed the Hustlers in a one sided showdown. The Classics, although went scoreless in the opening frame took over in the second period on five unanswered goals. At the heart of the Classics offensive explosion was C.Gingras, who put on a clinic with a stunning display of scoring ability. Four of the Classics five goals stemmed-from him striking twice while setting up P.Karvouriaris a couple of times. In hopes of turning the tide in the second encounter, the Hustlers found themselves constantly on the defensive, struggling to contain the Classics dynamic line up, and more particularly C.Gingras. Plain and simple, Cingras was uncontainable. Whether it was breaking plays, feeding teammates or taking on players one on one, the star player was unstoppable padding six more points that included four goals. Its almost safe to say that the Classics won handily thanks to their main guy despite having a solid supporting cast.

(1)Hustlers vs Classics(5)

(2)Hustlers vs Classics( 8 )

Degenerates hold ground in first match, Les Yables assert dominance by second encounter

The opening encounter between the Degenerates and Les Yables was a closely contested affair, with both teams displaying a strong defensive presence and trading scoring opportunities throughout the game. Les Yables nearly closed it out in regulation time before giving up a late tally that forced a shootout. At least they won that battle on a lone tally by D.Marcotte. While the first encounter was fairly even, the second one was far-from being anywhere close. It went to show how a quicker and younger team was able to dictate the pace. When winning plenty of loose ball battles coupled with a ton of ball possession, its only normal that you’ll overwhelm the opposition .Les Yables were relentless in their pursuit of victory. M-O Brouillard had a solid start converting on two occasions giving Les Yables a commanding 3-0 lead after a period. The second frame didn’t change much despite the Degenerates getting on board a couple of times. D.Marcotte went on to tally a couple of times right before M-O Brouillard completed his hat trick. In addition to all that fire power was G.Gosselin, who was behind setting up four tallies. Put simply, the Degenerates were always a step behind which explains the lop-sided score line.

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

(2)Degenerates vs Les Yables(7)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Classics. As the focal point of the Classics attack, C.Gingras single handily dismantled the Hustlers defense. By the time the two games were over and done with, the skilled forward walked away with an impressive six goals and four assists.

2024-02-18
Draft League Sunday

Sunday February 18

Hat trick hero N.Macri nets OT winner for the Bruins

(10)Kraken vs Bruins(11)

The scorekeeper had his hands full as goals flew in-from every angle, and the final score board read like something out of a high scoring thriller: 11-10 in favour of N.Macri’s squad over the formidable Kraken. But it was N.Macri himself who the stole the show, putting on a master class performance that ultimately decided the outcome. Two of his three goals came late enabling the Bruins to squeeze out a barn burner. The contest had so many twits and turns that left the two goaltenders hanging with limited support. This match up was only about generating chances by cheating which explained why many produced statistically. For the Kraken, A.Amicone led the charge up front bagging a hat trick while R.Beaupre and F.Mastrocola chipped in with a pair. As for the Bruins, while N.Macri perhaps produced clutch goals, R.Santosuosso also riffled a hat trick that included a patient penalty shot marker. While the Kraken fought tooth and nail showcasing their own offensive prowess with ten goals, it was ultimately N.Macri’s night to shine on some late heroics.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Nick Macri of the Bruins. With an incredible display of skill and finesse, the power forward netted three timely goals to help capture a wild overtime win.

M.DaSilva late heroics secures win for the Wild

(5)Canadiens vs Wild(6)

The game began with the Wild dominating early, seizing a commanding 4-1 lead only 18 minutes into the contest. However, hockey is a game of momentum swings, and the Canadiens refused to go down without a fight. With determination and confidence to battle back, the trailing side got their on four consecutive goals with efforts-from different players. Just when it seemed that the Canadiens were going to ride it out after a convincing stretch, the game took another dramatic turn. First, M.Taha tied things up at four goals a piece, and just when the game appeared to be heading for overtime, M.DaSilva beat the clock by about 40 seconds to regain the lead for good for the Wild. It was a game that showcased the unpredictably of a hockey game with both teams leaving everything on the rink in pursuit of victory.  While the Canadiens showed resilience in their comeback effort, it was ultimately the Wild who emerged triumphant.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marc DaSilva of the Wild. With the tension mounting and the clock winding down, M.DaSilva put himself in the right spot to finish off a crazy back and forth tilt with the Canadiens.

Islanders soar past Sabres with G.Sanatacroce’s whopping 6 points

( 8 )Islanders vs Sabres(5)

The game kicked off with a bang as G.Santacroce wasted no time putting up some impressive numbers to completing an early hat trick for the Islanders. With his quick hands and pinpoint accuracy, the forward proved to be a thorn in the Sabres side, consistently finding the back of the net and putting his team in the drivers seat. His early onslaught gave the Islanders a crucial advantage and injected a surge of confidence into his teammates. But he wasn’t the only standout player for his club. Supported by stellar playmaking and stout defense, they continued to press their advantage, capitalising on scoring opportunities and maintaining relentless pressure on the Sabres defense. M.Scarpetta went on to score a couple and A.Passarelli was exceptional as well collecting five points. The Sabres did manage to get some of their offense going, but it came at a time that the contest was already put to rest.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Gaetano Santacroce of the Islanders. By the time the final buzzer sounded, G.Sanatacroce left an indelible mark on the game, finishing with an impressive stat line that reflected his all around impact resulting in three goals and three assists.

Red Wings grounded as Panthers roar to victory

(9)Panthers vs Red Wings(3)

Both teams started with fierce determination with the game remaining extremely close in the first portion of the match. Once the Panthers found their rhythm, there was no looking back as they overwhelmed the Red Wings on a barrage of goals. Their offensive onslaught proved to be to much for the Red Wings to handle, especially with M.Kardum leading the charge up front. The sharpshooter was a constant threat utilising his technique to bury some decent chances that resulted in four goals. The Red Wings were constantly under pressure with the defence repeatedly breached while their goaltender was facing shots-from all angles. While goals were going in their own end, the Red Wings struggled up front as well going through a 20 minutes stretch without figuring out B.Verducci. The goaltender remained unflappable making key saves at crucial moments to keep the Panthers in control of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marin Kardum of the Panthers. Whether it was a precision shot or a dazzling display of stickhandling finesse in front of the net, M.Kardum demonstrated his versatility and knack for finding the back of the net with ease earning him the standout player of the game.

Late goals seal narrow win for Kings over Blackhawks

(7)Kings vs Blackhawks(6)

From-the opening draw, it was clear that this would be a fiercely contested battle, with neither team willing to back down. The game always remained close as the two teams battled to pull ahead. With D.Greco posting a fairly late hat trick , the Blackhawks hoped their slight 6-5 lead would stick. Instead, like a soap opera day time TV show, this contest also had its dramatic moments with plenty of twists and turns and unpredictable moments. It took only 30 seconds later for M.Braun to level. If that wasn’t a demoralising tally for the Blackhawks, J.Cerrone spoiled the mood even more by providing the go ahead marker for his second of the night. The Blackhawks had enough time to return the favour with their arsenal of players, but couldn’t penetrate the Kings defense and M.Masicitto, who held firm in the final moments to capture a wild result.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Johnny Cerrone of the Kings. His contributions were nothing short of spectacular, as he not only scored twice but also provided the game winning goal that propelled the Kings to a thrilling victory.

Flyers outpace Predators in high octane affair

(7)Predators vs Flyers(10)

The Flyers soared to an early lead with a commanding 4-0 start against the Predators, setting the tone for a thrilling and fast paced contest. It didn’t take long for the Flyers to fire on all cylinders. Their aggressive offensive strategy caught the Predators off guard, as the Flyers relentless pressure quickly translated into a significant lead. Despite facing an uphill battle, the Predators refused to back down, mounting a spirited comeback effort to chip away at the Flyers lead. J.Bergola using his vision set up four goals while scoring one himself. The Predators also had M.Ciminelli contribute with a pair of tallies and an assist. But the court did favour the Flyers on this particular night with C.Arnoldo doing his thing by bagging a hat trick as part of a five point display. M.Paciencia matched his production with five points as well while M.Destounis had an average game collecting only four points.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Claudio Arnoldo of the Flyers. In game filled with standout performances, C.Arnoldo shone the brightest, delivering a spectacular showing that saw him convert three times while setting up two teammates.

2024-02-15
D Division

Thursday February 15

Dominant first period propel Generals over Brew Crew

(9)Generals vs Brew Crew(3)

The Brew Crew found themselves on the back foot right-from the start, struggling to contain the relentless attack of the Generals. At no point were the Brew able to stem the tide. They did manage to get goals in every period, but it came no where close to matching the offensive fire power put forth by the Generals. With so many weapons at their disposal, J.Brunet loves to rip the ball, and why not when it travels close to the speed of light. The general in the back end riffled a total of three goals completing his hat trick by the early stages of the second period. K.Duplin chipped in with a pair, and M.Pinheiro decided to take the role of a play maker by setting up three goals. The Brew Crew haven’t been their usual self so far this season. Rather than being focused early on to remain competitive, the horrible start just made matters worst for a side that’s perhaps lacking some confidence.

Krazy Trains explosive third period secures thrilling win over Fatal Demons

(7)Krazy Train vs Fatal Demons(4)

Trailing 3-1 heading into the third period, the Krazy Train refused to back down, and instead unleashed an explosive offensive onslaught that left the opposition searching for answers. Despite the deficit, the Krazy Train felt good about their chances after applying some serious pressure only to be snake bitten by R.Ranieri. As good as the net minder stood tall, there is only so much one player can do. Eventually, goals started to go in with Krazy Train kicking their game play into overdrive, relentlessly attacking the Fatal Demons defence with nice passes and blistering shots. With each goal the momentum swung firmly in favour of the Krazy Train while the Fatal Demons struggled to contain their relentless assault. It wasn’t like it took a particular player to turn the tide. The comeback effort involved everyone pulling their weight with a determination that was fuelled by sheer confidence. J.Russo did net a pair as did D.D’Andrea to secure the win in an empty cage. It may have come in a losing cause, but M.Destounis was a thorn all game for the Krazy Train’s defense as the forward participated in all four goals.

Rated R falters as Armadillos take command in third period

(4)Rated R vs Armadillos( 8 )

In a heart pounding match up filled with twits and turns, Rated R and the Armadillos clashed in a thrilling showdown that kept both teams guessing where the game was headed. Rated R didn’t let their slow start affect their confidence to battle back and eventually even the score 4-4. Nearly half of the second period saw both sides playing tentative as the game remained deadlocked. Then, once the third period started to unfold, the Armadillos seized control with a stunning display of skill and team work. D.Andrade came through to break the tie for his second, and P.Legatos scored his first of two shortly after to put the Armadillos in a commanding position. As the goals piled up, Rated struggled to mount a response, unable to contain the Armadillos relentless pressure. In order to defeat the Armadillos, it takes a full out effort-from the drop of the ball. Rated R followed the assignment on the large part, but just didn’t have enough steam in the final stretch to battle with a formidable opponent.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jeremi Brunet of the Generals. From-the opening moments of the game, J.Brunet made his presence felt on both sides of the court, combining solid defensive play with dynamic offensive contributions, leading to an impressive early hat trick.

2024-02-14
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday February 14

Blues pull rug under Rangers feet to claim win in overtime

( 8 )Blues vs Rangers(7)

It was a contest marked by resilience and determination-from both sides. The Rangers did come out prepared as they mounted a 4-1 lead by the mid way point of the game. It took about twenty minutes before the Blues finally had something to show for on the score sheet. Sometimes, it takes a single spark in order to ignite your bench. Once K.Fereira ended the spell, the Blues offense started to click putting together some nice looking plays. G.Papadakis scored two straight times to draw even 5-5 for the Blues. As the back and forth action continued throughout the game, the Rangers were able to pull ahead once again, and who other than M.Cimenelli to take charge. The forward was definitely on top of his game converting for a fourth time to position the Rangers in the drivers seat. The situation appeared to be bleak for the trailing side. While time continued to click away, G.Pace narrowed the gap by one leaving more than enough time for an equaliser. The Blues, determined to make a serious push, got their opportunity to level when the Rangers took an untimely penalty. C.White showed great poise under pressure as he delivered on a sweet finish to help force the extra time. Once the game entered the sudden death frame, the Blues carried their late momentum and finished it off thanks to K.Fereira’s second tally of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to K.Fereira of the Blues. With pinpoint accuracy and relentless determination, K.Fereira notched an impressive four points, including the crucial overtime winner that sealed the deal for the Blues.

Golden Knights comeback bid denied, Oilers secure victory in nail biter

( 8 )Oilers vs Golden Knights(7)

After trading some back and forth goals in the early stages of the game, the Oilers were able to pull away establishing a significant advantage that saw them ahead 7-3 by the 41 minute mark. With a combination of speed, skill and teamwork they were able to extend their lead looking very comfortable for a an easy finish. Then, within the final few minutes remaining, the Golden Knights intensified their efforts, launching a spirited comeback attempt. Four of their seven goals all came in that final stretch with A.Kalaydjian setting up three tallies that saw Y.Karbirkhan benefit twice. The relentless attack eventually put the Oilers on high alert. Despite their valiant late game push, the Golden Knights ultimately ran out of time, falling just short of completing the comeback as the Oilers held on for the narrow win. The victory was attributed to an overall team success as eight different players found the back of the net. The only player that might have had a little more flare to his game was D.Melo collecting a total of four points.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Derek Melo of the Oilers. As the game wore on , D.Melo’s influence only grew stronger, as he played a pivotal role in maintaining the Oilers momentum and controlling the flow of the game. By the time the game ended , D.Melo led all players with a goal and three assists.

Senators surge late to overpower Stars

(5)Stars vs Senators(9)

The game featuring the Stars and the Senators showcased some early back and fort action with neither side gaining a significant edge. Then, a pair of quick goals by M.DaSilva tilted the court, and the Senators were able to pull away on a late surge. Despite facing stiff competition by the Stars, the Senators remained composed on executing their game plan before eventually pulling away. S.Sicuso had a major impact in the final result, setting up five tallies while netting one himself. S.Mascitto chipped in with a pair for the win while G.Charron and P.Paikopoulos did their part in the loss rattling off two goals each. The Stars did an overall fine job competing with their opponent until a late let down saw them chasing the game on a deficit that they couldn’t overcome.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Sebastian Sicuso of the Senators. His precise passes and sneaky positioning allowed him to set up many goals that resulted in a six point performance.

2024-02-13
Draft League Sunday

Tuesday February 13 (Sunday draft division)

Blackhawks outlast Kraken in high scoring showdown

The game was a true display of resilience and determination-from both teams, but it was the Blackhawks who managed to seal the win despite the relentless efforts of the Kraken. Right-from the opening faceoff, the intensity was palpable as both teams came out firing on all cylinders. Throughout the match, the Kraken demonstrated their tenacity, constantly clawing their way back into contention whenever the Blackhawks seemed to gain the upper hand. With each goal they scored, the players ignited hope that they could pull out a comeback. But it seemed that every time they came close, the Blackhawks were always a step ahead, especially with D.Greco causing havoc collecting a whopping eight points. Maybe paying a little more attention to some keys guys could have altered the final outcome. Instead, the Blackhawks played to their strengths, and reached the finish line first in a crazy barn burner.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Justin Tynes of the Blackhawks. In a game filled with standout performances, defenseman J.Tynes contributed on both ends of the court, breaking up many plays while putting up four points to his personal stats.

M.Kardum’s early hat trick sparks win for the Panthers

(6)Panthers vs Sabres(4)

The game began with the Panthers asserting their dominance-from the opening face off, relentlessly attacking the Sabres defense with speed and precision. Their offensive fire power was on full display as they capitalised on scoring chances with clinical efficiency, rattling off six goals in the early stages of the game. Its safe to mention that M.Kardum delivered a mesmerizing performance that helped power the Panthers to victory. The sniper buried a natural hat trick that included two penalty shot goals for a fairly early 6-1 Panthers lead. At that rate, it looked as though the Panthers were going to leave their opponent in the dust. Trailing by a significant margin however, the Sabres played for pride as they slowly chipped away to making the final score line look reasonable. To their credit, they scored three straight goals, and did not concede one-from the time Kardum netted his hat trick early in the game. It wasn’t like their wasn’t enough time to continue pressing in hopes of completing a spirited comeback. Eventually, the Panthers took the game a lot more serious making sure to avoid a serious meltdown. The Panthers players focused a lot more on playing responsible without the ball while B.Verducci went on high alert securing his cage with a sense of determination and urgency. While the Sabres resilience and determination in the face of adversity were commendable, their late surge ultimately fell short against the Panthers dominant start.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marin Kardum of the Panthers. In less than 20 minutes-from the opening draw, M.Kardum caused so much damage that would bankrupt any insurance company. The sniper rose to the occasion early setting up two goals before netting three in a row that included a pair on penalty shot tallies.

Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday February 13

Ducks comeback effort falls short against Sharks

(6)Sharks vs Ducks(5)

The Ducks faced off against the Sharks in a thrilling match up that saw plenty of twist and turns. Despite a slow start that found them trailing 3-0 early in the game, the Ducks mounted a valiant comeback effort, only to fall short as the Sharks emerged victorious. The Sharks grabbed control of the score board early netting three goals in the first seventeen minutes. Although it took quite some time for the Ducks to respond, the next three tallies did belong to the purple shirts with the help of S.Marricco’s back to back tallies. Rather than building off such a momentum swing, S.Kalaydjian was there to spoil the party snapping the 3-3 tie. The sniper went on to add his third for the hat trick, and the Sharks barely hung on to a nail biter. The Ducks had numerous chances to score, but were stuck hitting posts and a solid net minder in M.Rodriguez. The poor start without the sense of urgency proved to be the down fall for the Ducks in this particular game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Miguel Rodriguez of the Sharks. If not for his flawless play early on along with exceptional saves as the game progressed, the Sharks would have likely endured a loss. Instead, the net minder was exceptional making a ton of key stops.

Late drama unfolds, Canucks rally falls short as R.Santosuosso plays hero with OT winner

( 8 )Penguins vs Canucks(7)

In a captivating ball hockey showdown, the Canucks and Penguins engaged in a back and forth battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats. After trading most of their goals in the first portion of the game, the Penguins took over on two consecutive tallies for a 7-5 lead with about eleven minutes to go. M.Estrela snapped the tie with her second, and F.Bchara bagged his fourth for the two goal lead. The Penguins felt good about their chances since the Canucks have been snake bitten for at least over 22 minutes. But as time kept clicking down, the Canucks had something brewing, and eventually ended the spell on two fairly late goals. The equaliser came off the blade of E.Colella, who collected his sixth point of the game on a hat trick. Their persistence paid off which stunned the Penguins by forcing the contest into overtime. Buoyed by their late game heroics, the Canucks carried the momentum into overtime, determined to complete their comeback and secure the victory. However, it was R.Santosuosso that seized the moment instead for the Penguins as the forward came in using a wicked shot to decide the outcome.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Renato Santosuosso of the Penguins. As the overtime period got underway, R.Santosuosso put a end to a strong night by netting the winner as part of a four point performance.

2024-02-12
4vs4 Monday

Monday February 12

Sharpshooters triumph in thrilling shootout, Les Yables strike back in defensive showdown

The games featuring the Sharpshooters and Les Yables were nothing short of a spectacle. Right -from the opening face off, the intensity was palpable as both teams kept going back and forth trading a ton of numerous chances. Although they grabbed the better start up 2-0, Les Yables couldn’t hold their lead entering the final frame tied 3-3. Things didn’t quite slow down-from there either with the Sharpshooters imposing their will on two quick goals by M.Moison for a 6-4 cushion. Rather than calling it quits, Les Yables forced the issue on a late surge that saw N.St-Onge rattle off his fourth goal of the game. In the end, the Sharpshooters took the first encounter on shootout tallies by J.Teresi and M.Kardum. However, the battle was far-from over as the two teams clashed again in a rematch that proved to be a stark contrast to the previous encounter. This time, the goaltenders stole the show with M.Vinciguerra of the Sharpshooters and J-F Simard of Les Yables taking centre stage denying every single shot attempt their way. The two goaltenders were so good throughout both periods that a second shootout was required in order to determine the outcome. Unlike the first game however, Les Yables were able to turn the tables by getting three consecutive shootout goals to even the  mini series with the Sharpshooters.

( 8 )Sharpshooters vs Les Yables(7)S.O

(1)Sharpshooters vs Les Yables(3) S.O

G.Vermette earns double shutout in master class performance vs the Classics

Despite their best efforts, the Classics were unable to find a way past the brick wall defense put up by the Chiefs. Led by their goaltender and supported by a tenacious defensive unit, G.Vermette stifled every offensive opportunity the Classics attempted to generate. The Chiefs ran away with the first encounter by the second period on three straight goals that had S.Branchaud play a pivotal role participating in all four goals. In the rematch game, the Chiefs and the Classics locked horns again in a battle of defensive titans. Unlike the previous encounter where the Chiefs asserted their dominance, the second match went to the wire, but with the Chiefs carrying a very slight 1-0 lead. For how lights out A.Ekonomakis was playing in net for the Classics, all it took was one single tally in order to bounce back in a game that was up for grabs. Unfortunately, its seemed no matter how hard the Classics tried to get on board, the Chiefs defense held firm, and more importantly G.Vermette was outstanding for a second straight game stopping everything in sight. The match was characterised by tight checking defense, disciplined positioning, and incredible goaltending at both ends of the rink. The lone goal not counting the two empty net markers by S.Vanier came-from M.Provost-Chenier early in the game.

(4)Chiefs vs Classics(0)

(3)Chiefs vs Classics(0)

Victory swings as Assadi Consulting inc and DHK settle for a split

In the first encounter, it was the Assadi Consulting inc that came out swinging establishing their offensive prowess for a 2-0 lead. Although N.Francis reduced the gap by one, A.Papazian was riding his hot hand by netting his second shortly after. The Assadi Consulting inc played the remainder of the frame with high caution making sure that the DHK didn’t mount any sort of comeback. Granted, N.Francis did cause some concern when he posted his second, but that goal came a little to late as the Assadi Consulting inc closed it out on two empty net markers that saw A.Papazian complete his hat trick. Perhaps not their best game, the DHK entered the second encounter with a new sense of determination seeking to salvage their night with the Assadi Consulting inc. And in the large part, the assignment was met as they started off strong posting three first period goals to get the bench going. During that stretch, D.Seguin played a major role creating much of the havoc by collecting some big points. After scoring once while setting up his captain N.Francis, the forward bagged a huge second period power play goal that would put the opposition on their heels. There was almost no way that the DHK was going to let a three goal cushion evaporate. By simply playing a smart and patient game while relying on M.Gagnon to make the saves, the DHK were well on their way to settling the score.

(2)DHK vs Assadi Consulting inc(5)

(5)DHK vs Assadi Consulting inc(2)

Hustlers outshine Peters in back to back wins

Tensions hung heavy in the air as both teams took to the court with determination etched in their faces. The Hustlers cohesive team work and the will to battle earned them a hard fought win to kick start the mini series with the Peters. All four of their goals did have S.Athanasopoulos spearheading the offensive charge leading to a pair of goals and two assists. With the first game out of the way, the Hustlers weren’t content with only one victory as they thrived to making it two in a row. And to their credit, they came out strong thanks to a brilliant individual effort by P.Arkalis. It was clear that the Hustlers carried momentum with unwavering confidence. Their second goal by J.Adamou just went to sow how well the Hustlers love to move the ball before finishing it off on a beautiful passing play. Although the Peters made things interesting when S.Morello scored his first of two tallies, the Hustlers kept showcasing their versatility and poise with no panic in their game. Again, S.Athanasopoulos influenced the outcome by netting the game winner while C.Stavriadis had a grinding performance in net earning two hard fought victories.

(2)The Peters vs Hustlers(4)

(2)The Peters vs Hustlers(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sotiri Athanasopoulos of the Hustlers. With lightning fast reflexes and impeccable ball control, S.Athanasopoulos was pivotal clinching both wins for the Hustlers participating in six of his clubs seven goals.

2024-02-09
Draft League Sunday

Friday February 9 (Draft Sunday division)

F.Mastrocola’s early hat trick ignites Kraken in offensive showdown vs the Sabres

In a fast paced showdown, the Sabres fought tooth and nail against the formidable Kraken, but ultimately fell short in a high scoring loss. F.Mastrocola was behind providing a fast and lethal start for the Kraken as the skilled forward rattled off a hat trick and an assist in the first 17 minutes of the game. Despite facing the early deficit, the Sabres remained undaunted, displaying resilience and grit throughout the entire game. While they kept pace to keeping the game within reach, the Sabres weren’t able to make enough ground in order to gain an advantage. It doesn’t help conceding a ridiculous 13 goals by the time the game ended. Maybe it was because the Krakens offensive fire power became to much to handle for the Sabres defense. The Kraken spread out their wealth with many contributing in the points department. Leading that category was A.Amicone and F.Mastrocola as both players shared the same output producing hat tricks along with a pair assists each. In the end, the Kraken exposed the Sabres play without the ball way to often which explains why they scored nearly two touchdowns in a ball hockey game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Frank Mastrocola of the Kraken. In a game filled with thrilling moments and stand out performances, F.Mastrocola perhaps had the biggest impact by causing damage early on to set the pace of the game. The forward had already completed his hat trick along with an assist in the first 17 minutes alone.

M.Salerno early hat trick sparks tight victory for the Kings

(7)Bruins vs Kings( 8 )

After giving up the games first goal, the Kings gained their lead quickly, and maintained it throughout the entire match. The addition of M.Salerno came a long way as the sharpshooter converted three times just shy of the 22 minute mark. Still, the Bruins were unfazed confident in their ability to keep pace. While the game remained extremely close, the Kings did pull away in the latter stages finding themselves up 8-5 with less than three minutes remaining. The Bruins had no choice but to go into desperation mode by  removing their net minder for the extra attacker. With the net empty, and the pressure mounting, the Bruins aggressive play paid dividends as they capitalised twice on their opportunities on goals by N.Macri and M.Porato. The energy in the Bruins bench surged as they had one more shot on net in order to level what once looked like a lost cause. Despite applying some more serious pressure along with a few shot attempts, the Bruins couldn’t catch that last break as time finally ran out sighing a massive relief for the Kings. The Kings did a fine job playing ahead which always forces the opposition to try that much harder.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Max Salerno of the Kings. From -the opening moments of the game, the sniper used his pinpoint accuracy to find the back of the net three times in less than 22 minutes.

Predators storm out early and never looked back in rout of the Canadiens

(11)Predators vs Canadiens(7)

In a whirlwind of action on the court, the Predators roared out of the gate with an explosive surge, establishing a commanding 5-1 lead in the early stages of the game. The Predators showcased their offensive firepower with J.Bergola netting a pair, and accurate shooting-from his teammates that helped set the tone. The deficit was no doubt a tall order for the Canadiens to overcome. To their credit, they never once let up as they kept battling back making sure that the Predators kept working hard in order to preserve their lead. M.Danesi sparked the Canadiens bench after bagging back to back tallies only a minute apart. It showed that they tried to mount a spirited comeback by applying themselves much harder. However, the Predators proved to be too formidable to overcome, as they continued to pour on the offensive pressure and maintain their lead with relentless determination. M.Zuccaro had another solid game posting a hat trick and an assist along with D.Carlucci, who also collected four points in the win. As the clock finally winded down, the Predators dominance prevailed , securing an impressive victory over the Canadiens.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jason Bergola of the Predators. Sometimes its when you produce and not how many. In tonight’s case, J.Bergola’s two early goals set the pace for the Predators injecting a surge of confidence and energy to his teammates.

Z.Giosi’s 10 point performance leads Blackhawks to commanding victory over Wild

(14)Blackhawks vs Wild ( 8 )

It was a tale of two halves as the Blackhawks quickly overcome a slow start to deliver a resounding 14-8 defeat to their opponents. At the heart of the Blackhawks offensive onslaught was Z.Giosi, whose extraordinary skill and playmaking ability were on full display throughout the game. With his exceptional vision and scoring touch, he wreaked havoc on the Wilds defense, finding the back of the net on four occasions while able to set up six goals. Not to far behind him was D.Greco, who also amassed a bunch of points in an eight point display. As the game progressed, the Blackhawks never once slowed down extending their lead with nice connecting plays that resulted in some high lite reel goals. Its not like the Wild couldn’t generate some high end chances of their own. With players such as S.Kalaydjian, C.DeCotis and M.Estrela putting up some nice numbers, it was their overall play without the ball that fundamentally hurt them in the end. 

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Zachary Giosi of the Blackhawks. Its safe to say that the young talent shone the brightest. With four goals and six assists to his name, he dominated the score sheet with his remarkable offensive output.

Red Wings late lead evaporates in stunning collapse to Islanders

(10)Islanders vs Red Wings(9) O.T

The Red Wings came out of the gate firing on all cylinders, displaying exceptional offensive prowess and defensive solidity to build a commanding four goal lead. Their relentless pressure and precision passing left the Islanders struggling to find a foothold in the game, as the Red Wings dominance seemed unassailable. However, as the game progressed, the Islanders began to claw their way back into contention, capitalising on defensive lapses and converting scoring opportunities to chip away as the Red Wings lead. Once the Islanders had pulled themselves within reach, they blew another tire finding themselves trailing by four once again. The Red Wings regained control and positioned for what appeared to be a sure win up 8-4 with only two and half minutes remaining. Then, it looked like an 18 wheeler just fell off a cliff as the Red Wings saw their lead evaporate like water boiling in extreme temperatures. Some lapses in concentration served as a devastating  consequence. Not only did they give up four goals in just over two minutes, but allowed the overtime tally as well after missing out on some brilliant plays to finish it off. Talk about a painful memory in what should have clearly been avoided. The good news is that it didn’t happen in a playoff game. While many contributed up front, S.Giannakis played the hero by ending it with his second of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Stefanos Giannakis of the Islanders. As the game went into overtime, S.Giannakis put an end to what was a game filled with twists and turns that had the whole crowd cheering with excitement.

2024-02-08
D Division

Thursday February 8

Krazy Train steamroll past Generals, J.Russo lights the scoreboard 4 times

(7)Krazy Train vs Generals(1)

The Krazy Train exhibited a relentless work ethic and commitment to their game plan, with each player contributing to the teams commanding performance. From-stout defensive play led by their net minder C.Ekonomakis, to fluid transitions in attack, Krazy Train operated like a well oiled machine, leaving little room for the Generals to create much. It was by the second period where the game tilted in the Krazy Trains favour. After notching four unanswered goals, the Krazy Train added two more in the third by J.Russo, who delivered a master class performance bagging a total whopping four goals. Despite their best efforts, the Generals found themselves outmatched and outplayed by a team that came ready to play. That being said, the Generals have little to worry about knowing that this was just a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things.

Late drama unfolds, Rated R edges out Brew Crew in intense showdown

(3)Brew Crew vs Rated R(4)

In a fiercely contested ball hockey clash, the Brew Crew and Rated R battled it out on the court, providing the fans with a thrilling display of skill and determination. While the Brew Crew battled back late in the second period to even the score, D.Bertrand came in the clutch late in the game to capture the win for Rated R. The Brew Crew are very resilient, and it showed once more tonight as they mounted a nice little comeback on scoring efforts by M.Pace and L.Ricciardi. Now that the game was hanging in the balance, both teams played it cautious in hopes of avoiding any costly mistakes. As the clock started to click down and tensions reached a fever pitch, D.Bertrand delivered a clutch performance, netting a late goal that ultimately proved to be the difference maker. The Brew Crew’s time ran out before they could muster another equaliser, leaving them to rue missed opportunities and contemplate what might have been. In the end, the game was decided by one big play in a match up that could have easily gone either way.

Armadillos valiant effort falls short in heartbreaker against Fatal Demons

(4)Armadillos vs Fatal Demons(5)

Right-from the opening face off, both teams traded blows in a fast paced and hard fought contest. The Armadillos, known for their never say die attitude, refused to let the Fatal Demons dictate the pace of the game, matching their opponents stride for stride with tenacious defensive play and incisive attacking manoeuvres. Despite falling on multiple occasions, the Armadillos refused to let their heads drop, rallying each time to draw level with the Fatal Demons. However, the Fatal Demons, with their lethal offensive prowess, proved to be a formidable opponent, answering each Armadillos goals with one of their own. With C.Gingras snapping a 3-3 third period tie followed with T.Langiano’s huge power play goal, the Fatal Demons managed to maintain their slender lead en route to a hard fought win over the recent champs.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Russo of the Krazy Train. The relentless forward displayed a complete offensive arsenal that left the opposing defence scrambling to contain. By the time it was said and done, J.Russo showed off his scoring touch by putting four behind the Generals net minder.

2024-02-07
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday February 7

Senators late goal barrage propels victory over the Oilers

(3)Oilers vs Senators(6)

For much of the game, the intensity only grew stronger as the Oilers and the Senators kept it close with no clear cut winner. G.Kanaras of the Oilers and M.Mascitto of the Senators both stood tall in net, making key saves to keep the score close and the outcome uncertain. As they headed into a pivotal late stretch, the game remained up for grabs with the score deadlocked 3-3 in a tense stalemate. Then, with the clock ticking down,  and the pressure mounting, the Senators erupted with a flurry of goals, stunning the Oilers with three unanswered tallies. M.Matteo broke the pivotal 3-3 tie followed with T.Nardelli’s hat trick and J.Teresi’s insurance marker as part of a four point performance. The late heroics displayed by the Senators showcased their ability elevate their game when it mattered most, leaving the Oilers in awe.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Mascitto of the Senators. The net minder was clearly up for the challenge providing a solid foundation for his side by making a bunch of key saves to earn the win in net.

D.Carlucci and J.Bergola light up the score board with hat tricks

(10)Golden Knights vs Rangers(4)

The Rangers came out of the gate firing on all cylinders, utilizing a strong start to take an early lead in the game. Their offense clicked, and their defence held firm, giving them an early advantage and confidence that they would likely prevail in the end. However, the tide quickly turned as the Golden Knights found their stride and began to assert their dominance. With relentless pressure and precision passing, they capitalised on scoring chances erasing the Rangers lead. A couple of key pieces to the puzzle saw D.Carlucci and J.Bergola demonstrate their scoring touch. The two players rose to the occasion finishing off some nice plays before eventually benefiting on hat tricks. The Rangers were at on point able to regain their footing as they saw this game slip away fast with no light at the end of the tunnel. The goals kept pouring in fuelling one side while the other endured a difficult finish after a promising start. Although he would have likely earned the win in net anyway, D.Ferrara was dialled in throughout most of the match barely allowing any goals in the last two thirds of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Carlucci of the Golden Knights. His dynamic presence on the court kept the opposition on their heels as they were unable to contain his offensive prowess.  The power forward not only riffled a hat trick but was able to set up three tallies as well.

Blues outlast Hurricanes in thrilling overtime win

(10)Hurricanes vs Blues(11) O.T

From-the opening faceoff, it was clear that this would be a high scoring showdown, as both teams traded goals with relentless intensity. The game never once slowed down as goals came fast and furious-from the two sides. F.Bchara will likely get you at least three tallies if his club scores ten. The power forward collected his hat trick late, J.Musi notched a pair as did B.Travisano, who also helped out on a pair of assists. While the offense wasn’t an issue for the Hurricanes, keeping the ball-from their own net proved to be a major problem. Its never pleasant scoring ten goals and not coming out on top. The Blues weren’t much better in that department, but made that one extra key play to outlast the Hurricanes in a run and gun showdown. Despite having their share of players putting up some numbers, its safe to say that J.DiMauro was the focal point to his teams victory. The highly skilled forward only grew stronger as the game went on. By the time it was said and done, J.DiMauro bagged an impressive four goals before setting up C.White for the sudden death winner.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jonathan DiMauro of the Blues. In an unforgettable ball hockey clash, J.DiMauro had a breath taking performance collecting a whopping four goals while setting up the overtime winner.

2024-02-06
Draft League Tuesday

 Tuesday February 6

T.Bergomi heroics lead Canucks to dramatic overtime win over unbeaten Sharks

(6)Sharks vs Canucks(7) O.T

The Sharks came into the match boasting an impressive undefeated record, but the Canucks were determined to put an end to their streak. Throughout a good portion of the game it was the Sharks that took command of the pace explaining why they led 6-3 with about twelve minutes remaining. It seemed like the potential of a comeback was fading away for the Canucks. However, refusing to go down without a fight, the Canucks dug deep and found another gear in the final stretch of regulation time. Their last two goals came-from the very same T.Bergomi, who was on a mission to deny the Sharks a victory. Now that the game went into overtime, the intensity reached a fever pitch as both teams battled desperately in search for the win. The Sharks had an overwhelming sequence with a few high end scoring chances only to keep getting denied by C.Malkoun. Then, the Canucks caught a break on an untimely penalty by the Sharks. The penalty shot opportunity was taken by J. Tzanetakos. As he approached the Sharks goaltender, the silence in the complex was deafening. With a swift flick of his wrist, Tzanetakos unleashed a perfectly placed shot to end what was an exhilarating game between two competitive teams.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Bergomi of the Canucks. Throughout the intense matchup against the undefeated Sharks, the sound defensemen stepped up delivering two big goals as part of a four point display.

Ducks defense holds strong in nail biter against Penguins

(6)Penguins vs Ducks(7)

Despite getting the first goal of the game, the Ducks were the ones trailing having to play catch up nearly the entire time. The Penguins led 5-3 at one point with R.Santosuosso bagging his second. That didn’t stop the Ducks-from bouncing back as they responded with some nice plays to keeping the game within reach.  Again, the Penguins would pull ahead when F.Bchara posted his second for a 6-5 lead. It just went to show that neither team was willing to relent as they battled for every inch of the court. With still plenty of time left over, this contest was far-from being over. The game did eventually take a slight turn-from a player that was perhaps expected to make it happen. Already carrying five points to his name, T.Nardelli wasn’t done yet, tying the contest while finally putting the Ducks ahead by the 34 minute mark. The forward showcased his offensive prowess and clutch play that created havoc for the Penguins defense. Now that the Ducks were clinging to narrow 7-6 lead, the players made it a point to defend a lot better while relying on their net minder A.Benedetto. And for a solid 14 straight minutes, they did just that by disrupting passing lanes, blocking shots and clearing the ball out of their zone to prevent the Penguins-from generating scoring chances.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Nardelli of the Ducks. His remarkable display of skill and determination undoubtedly carried the load up front for his teams success. The forward participated in all seven goals that included five tallies.

2024-02-05
4vs4 Monday

Monday February 5

Chiefs play without the ball left Hustlers searching for answers

The action unfolded with the Chiefs setting the tone early, displaying a tight defensive strategy that left the Hustlers work hard for openings. Although they got four goals in the first encounter, it wasn’t enough to match the Chiefs lethal attack ultimately falling short by a 6-4 score line. The second game nearly resembled the first one as the Chiefs continued to defend with precision and resilience. The Hustlers had a lot of ball control, but couldn’t generate the high end chances in order to figure out a solid goaltender in G.Vermette. On the other hand, the Chiefs strung together some nice looking plays that resulted in high lite reel goals. S.Vanier sparked a hat trick in the second game, and P.Cherry was involved in four of his clubs five goals. Strategic positioning, timely interceptions, and disciplined play-from the Chiefs frustrated the Hustlers in both their clean wins.

(6)Chiefs vs Hustlers(4)

(5)Chiefs vs Hustlers(2)

Sharpshooters cruise to a dual 7-0 wins against the Beer Belly Boys

Throughout both matches, it was evident that the Sharpshooters had the extra step against the Beer Belly Boys. The extra time playing with the ball can only keep the court tilted in one area. The Sharpshooters simply controlled the play before finding the open lanes to bury their chances. In both their 7-0 wins, M.Vinciguerra had a calm night facing a total of 14 shots to record a pair of shutouts. Unless the Beer Belly Boys make it a point to play a solid man on man game, these types of results are to be expected. The strategy needs to stem-from their back end by causing turnovers that translate into an offense rush. D.Greco cashed in three times for a hat tick in the opener. A.Lepore scored twice as part of a five point performance. As for the second encounter, M.Kardum took charge collecting five points while V.Orsini-Boyer bagged pair of early goals.

(7)Sharpshooters vs Beer Belly Boys(0)

(7)Sharpshooters vs Beer Belly Boys(0)

Degenerates use depth to outlast Snipers

In a strategic showcase of depth and versatility, the Degenerates utilized their deep roster to secure consecutive wins against the Snipers. The games unfolded with the Degenerates seamlessly rotating players, keeping the Snipers on their toes and ultimately claiming  victory through a combination of skilful play and quick line changes. It helps having a player step it up when it comes to dominating the score sheet. In the case of the first match, J.Courteau was instrumental influencing the final score with four big goals. The second encounter did see the Snipers pull ahead early courtesy of Hadi Khanafer. Despite falling behind however, the Degenerates stuck with it, and eventually got rewarded-from no other than J.Courteau.  Both sides had one more frame in order to complete their mission. Even though the Snipers sought redemption after dropping the earlier contest, the Degenerates used their leverage once more to battle hard and hit the back of the net on three occasions. Goals came-from different players in a three minute span which proved to be sufficient for a complete four period effort.

(2)Snipers vs Degenerates(5)

(2)Snipers vs Degenerates(4)

Peters prevail in double triumphs over formidable Classics

A pair of goals coupled with a sound defensive game, the Peters were able to secure a hard fought 2-0 victory against a side that doesn’t get shutout to often. The game unfolded with the Peters showcasing their resilience and tactical prowess, overcoming the challenges posed by their formidable opponent. With the first game under their belt, the Peters knew the Classics were in search for some redemption. That didn’t change the game plan however with the Peters carrying their good habits into the second encounter. Again, they rose to the occasion with unwavering determination, and took immediate control by playing ahead. Although the margin was close maintaining only a one goal lead, the Peters kept their composure and followed the assignment of playing through the motions. The Classics had well over a period to try and equalise, but failed to get though the Peters defense, and more importantly C.Fortin.

(0)Classics vs The Peters(2)

(3)Classics vs The Peters(5)

Assadi Consulting inc and Les Yables trade wins in a pair of intense battles

The two games were characterized by intense action, with both teams leaving it all on the court. In the first encounter, the game remained close-from start to finish, but the Assadi Consulting inc always carried their slight lead to capture the win. M.Tvaronas got credited the winner, and P.Assadi was stellar in net denying nearly everything in sight. The second game proved to be equally intense, as Les Yables sought redemption and came out with renewed determination. Once again, the two teams engaged in some back and fort action. The difference this time was that les Yables won a big first period on a pair of goals by N.St-Onge to carry an advantage heading into the final frame. The Assadi Consulting inc wasn’t planning to let this one go by that easily with M.Tvaronas providing a huge goal to narrow the gap by one. Since time was yet to be an issue, Les Yables found themselves clinging to their slim lead as their opponent pushed forward in search of an equaliser. However, Les Yables defense held firm, and J-F Simoneau took care of the rest as the last line of defense making all the necessary stops to split the mini series with the Assadi Consulting inc.

(3)Assadi Consulting inc vs Les Yables(1)

(2)Assadi Consulting inc vs Les Yables(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Degenerates. The power forward showcased his offensive prowess by netting an impressive four goals, spearheading his teams attack with clinical finishing and precision.

2024-02-04
Draft League Sunday

Sunday February 4

Kraken storm back with 4 in a row to defeat Kings

( 8 )Kraken vs Kings(6)

The game featuring the Kraken and the Kings was no question a roller coaster of emotion as the two sides kept going back and forth exchanging leads. At one point, the Kings took command on a dominant stretch rattling off three consecutive goals for a 6-4 lead by the 36 six minute mark. The Kraken had to figure out a way on order to turn the table around. With R.Beaupre reducing the gap by one, this contest was far-from over as the Kraken felt confident about their chances. It took only a couple of minutes and change afterwards for the very same R.Beaupre to strike again and even the score. The Kraken was clearly riding hot a sequence, and had more in the tank for a potential stunning comeback. After the Kings had thought they calmed the tides, A.Amicone was still fuelled by his clubs resurgence providing a huge go ahead marker for the Kraken. The slight lead proved to be sufficient with the Kraken’s defence holding firm while getting the timely stops by M.Freda.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Richer Beaupre of the Kraken. His two goals weren’t just about putting points on the board; they were momentum shifting coming a at pivotal point to change direction of the game.

Zuccaro’s late heroics propel Predators to overtime win over Bruins

( 8 )Predators vs Bruins(7) O.T

The Bruins seemed to be in firm control carrying a commanding 6-3 lead against the Predators. However, as the game unfolded, it became a tale of an unexpected turn around. The Predators, refusing to back down, launched a relentless comeback, clawing their way back into contention. The Bruins were perhaps caught off guard by the sudden shift in momentum unable to maintain control. One brilliant sequence led to another for the Predators with J.Bergola orchestrating many of the plays. After M.Cimenelli narrowed the gap by one, M.Zuccaro took over the show in a wild finish to his game. The Predators d-man lit up like wild fire scoring two big goals before netting an even bigger one by the time it was over. His performance was nothing short of sensational, leaving a lasting impression to all his teammates. The Bruins, despite their initial lead, couldn’t fend off the determined Predators, and the overtime defeat added an extra layer of heartbreak to their night. It was a game filled with twits and turns, showcasing the unpredictability of  hockey game. In the end, the Predators never let up turning a deficit into a thrilling victory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marco Zuccaro of the Predators. There was no question the spotlight belonged to M.Zuccaro, who’s impact on the game was undeniable scoring three consecutive goals that included the sudden death winner.

Spirited Sabres battle back but fall in clash with the Flyers

(9)Flyers vs Sabres(5)

The clash between the Flyers and the Sabres unfolded as a tale of resilience and determination. While the Flyers kept jumping ahead on a slight lead, the Sabres refused to be overshadowed as they kept tying the game. This exchange went on for four straight goals until finally M.Testa put the Sabres in front for a rare time. In hopes of building off that momentum, the Sabres no longer resembled the same team as they couldn’t keep up anymore. The Flyers would eventually put together some well executed plays and timely goals to create a gap that proved insurmountable for the Sabres. Contributing factors saw M.Saia stimulate the offense with six points while T.Angelis hit his target three times for the hat trick. For well over 30 minutes, the Sabres remained very competitive with no clear cut winner in sight. Then, one momentum swing altered the direction of the match, and the Flyers were well on their way to an extraordinary finish.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mathew Saia of the Flyers. As the game went on, M.Saia’s influence grew strong making everyone around him look better. By the time the final horn sounded, the lanky skilled forward produced a whopping six points.

Prowling Panthers prevail on massive 4 goal surge  

(11)Panthers vs Wild(7)

The game started off with both teams showcasing some impressive offensive skills, but it was the Panthers who managed to pull away with four consecutive goals, turning the tide in their favour. The Panthers offensive onslaught was led by some stellar teamwork and sharpshooting. Their players were relentless in their pursuit of the net, finding gaps in the Wild’s defense and capitalising on opportunities that came their way. It was a sight to behold as they smoothly moved the ball, leaving the Wild scrambling to catch up. L.Iacuessa was one of the catalysts behind his clubs production by setting up four goals while netting one himself. J.Martuccio, G.Martuccio and A.Albot each scored twice while many others chipped away. Whether is was precision passing, powerful shots or strategic positioning, the Panthers left no stone unturned in securing their lead. The turning point came with their four consecutive goals occurring just shy of the 32 minute mark.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Lui Iacuessa of the Panthers. Lui Iacuessa exhibited chemistry with his teammates that led to a very productive game scoring once while setting up four goals.

Playmaker extraordinaire D.Greco nets 4 to propel Blackhawks to victory

(6)Red Wings vs Blackhawks( 8 )

The clash between the Red Wings and the Blackhawks was a rollercoaster of momentum shifts, with the Blackhawks storming out of the gate establishing a 4-0 lead early on. It seemed like they were on the verge of runaway victory, but the Red Wings had other plans. The Red Wings displayed resilience and determination, refusing to be overwhelmed by the early deficit. Part of the comeback effort was led by A.Farina, who scored twice and R.Ranieri to pull his side within one. Once the game was this close, the two teams kept trading blows with an abundance of time left over. The Blackhawks always carried the slight advantage of playing ahead, but were never secured of anything easy. Not even a 7-4 lead was a guarantee as the Red Wings continued to fight back on two straight goals to with five minutes remaining. With the game hanging in the balance, D.Greco was the defining factor as to why the Blackhawks preserved their lead en route to a nail biter. Already with a tally under his belt, Greco unleashed a relentless onslaught stringing three consecutive goals in the latter stages of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Daniel Greco of the Blackhawks. Widely recognized for his playmaking abilities, Greco deviated-from his usual role, deciding to put the ball in the net himself resulting in an impressive four goal display.

Albe Passarelli takes centre stage with 5 points to help lead the Islanders past the Canadiens

( 8 )Islanders vs Canadiens(2)

It didn’t take long for the Islanders to assert their dominance against the Canadiens on Sunday night. A rapid start along with sound defense and a dialled in goaltender, the Islanders cruised their way to an easy victory. Albe Passarelli opened and close the scoring while collecting three assists in between. M.Barone used two early goals to help set the tone while making sound defensive plays to thwart the Canadiens offense. Often enough, teams are stuck enduing a harsh start, but sometimes bounce back to make the game competitive. Unfortunately for the Canadiens, they just didn’t have the ball bounce their way as they were stuck falling into a deeper hole. Their first goal only came as of the 28 minute mark which is to far into the game if you plan on competing till the finish line. Perhaps, it didn’t help either with S.Catalano guarding the cage as the net minder was sharp allowing all but two goals on 27 shots

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Albe Passarelli of the Islanders. His influence was felt throughout the game. The forward struck early to help set the tone, then set up three teammates before capping off the night for his second in a five point performance.

Wednesday February 7

Flyers soar past Panthers in high scoring showdown

(5)Panthers vs Flyers(9)

In an action packed showdown between the Panthers and the Flyers, fans were treated to a rollercoaster of a game filled with lead changes, high scoring plays, and thrilling moments-from start to finish. The Panthers battled back on a couple of occasions before pulling ahead on a couple of slight leads. T.Longhi had scored twice, and M.Kardum collected his third point for the 5-4 advantage. Eventually, this contest saw the court tilt in one zone , with the Flyers taking charge on a strong finish to their game. The next five goals only belonged to the orange shirts as they blew past their opponent on five straight tallies. The sequence saw many participate in the barrage that had may different players take turns finding the back of the net. With the scoring widely spread out, the Flyers had no one in particular to rely on other than an overall team effort. M.Destounis had a quiet night for his standards accumulating four points. Other notables include P.Carone and C.Arnoldo  as both snipers notched two goals each.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marino Destounis of the Flyers. As he often does, the forward made his presence felt, making his teammates around him better. By the time the game ended, the skilled forward led everyone on the score sheet producing two goals along with a pair of helpers.

2024-02-01
Chiefs winners of Open division

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.

D Division

Thursday February 1

Generals dominate, seizing control in lopsided win over Fatal Demons

(4)Fatal Demons vs Generals(10)

The momentum only swung heavily in the Generals favour after the two teams kept it very close for a solid period and change. The cohesive teamwork became increasingly evident as the Generals made plays extremely difficult to defend. Although some came-from the offensive neutral zone on big slap shots, the Generals created space up close as well before finishing off some nice passing plays. M.Pinheiro started strong posting a hat trick followed with K.Duplin and B.Jutras bagging a pair. With a slight 5-3 lead entering the third period, this contest still left some hope for a potential Fatal Demons comeback. Instead, things only got worst for the trailing side as they eventually wanted nothing more than to hear the final buzzer sound off. The Generals never let go of the gas pedal as they continued to showcase their skill by running up the score with ease. It was clear that the Fatal Demons had lost interest in trying to keep up. 

Armadillos roll to an easy win over the Brew Crew

(8)Armadillos vs Brew Crew(1)

Continuing-from where they left off after last seasons championship game, the Armadillos took charge early setting the pace with high skill passing and a natural finishing touch that had the Brew Crew scrambling to keep up. They established a formidable lead mid way in the second period when P.Musto notched his second in a shorthanded situation. Yet to concede a goal, C.Stavriadis fell short of a perfect score sheet on L.Ricciardi’s power play marker. P.Arkalis would then score his first of two, and the Armadillos rode out an easy third period to hand the Brew Crew a thumping defeat. S.Athanasopoulos also tallied twice as part of a four point performance. Its not like the Brew Crew don’t have the fire power up front. However, when going up against a resilient defence along with a dialled net minder, goals  can be hard to come by. The Brew Crew will need to put this one behind them in a young season that has a promising potential.

Krazy Train pulls away in third period to outlast Rated R

( 8 )Krazy Train vs Rated R(3)

It was a blazing start for the Krazy Train as they left Rated R in the dust on three first period goals. Staring down a substantial deficit, Rated R  faced the daunting task of regaining control and finding a way to counter the explosive offense of the Krazy Train. Adjustments in defensive strategies and capitalising on offensive opportunities became crucial for a potential comeback. At one point, Rated R narrowed the gap by only one suggesting a close and difficult end to the game. However, once the third period began, the momentum switched in the Krazy Trains’ corner as they overwhelmed the opposition on four unanswered goals. Known for his goals scoring capabilities, D.Lombardi took a different role by setting up all four markers in which J.Lulic benefited twice.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of the Generals. His early hat trick set the path way for a highly skilled Generals team to victory in their season opener.

2024-01-31
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday January 31

Dominant Oilers cruise to an easy victory over the Rangers

(13)Oilers vs Rangers(4)

It was a game that the Oilers left no room for doubt. Right-from the get go, the Oilers set the tone with a relentless onslaught that had the Rangers scrambling to keep up. The scoring frenzy never took time off as balls kept finding its way through the back of the net. The Oilers top guns were in fine form with M.Lauzon, D.Melo and A.Farina notching hat trick. Combinations clicked seamlessly and the Rangers defense struggled to contain the relentless pressure. The Rangers always faced the challenge of an uphill battle which only discourages you when you cant make any ground. Two of their four goals came at a time when it was to late. Defensively, the Oilers demonstrated discipline and cohesion, stifling the Rangers ability to create offense. In the end, this was a game that simply didn’t go well at all for a team that’s needs to simply put it behind them and focus on what’s ahead.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to George Kanaras of the Oilers. Despite the lopsided score, G.Kanaras remained a stalwart presence in the crease making the timely saves that never enabled the Rangers to keep up.

Senators break the streak with first win of the season

(5)Blues vs Senators(7)

Throughout most of the game, it seemed as though the Senators had everything under control. They had the better start, and led 6-2 in what appeared to be an easy ride to the finish line. Less than five minutes remaining in the game, the Blues looked like their night was over and done with. Sometimes, all it takes is a spark-from some one to ignite your bench. First, C.Arnoldo finally scored after a long drought, and the Blues went on two add two quick tallies to pull themselves within one. The surge injected energy throughout the Blues bench as they were all but a shot away-from tying the game. The Senators recognizing the threat managed to weather the storm and regain control when T.Nardelli buried his second. The Senators entered tonight’s game with a sense of purpose with still nothing to show for in the win column. By approaching the game with a lot more determination, the pieces fell into place as they finally broke the barrier for a more positive trajectory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Mascitto of the Senators. In a crucial game that marked the Senators first win of the season, M.Mascitto showcased unwavering focus and poise to keeping his side playing in front the entire time.

Oilers get final word after giving up three goal lead twice to the Hurricanes

(7)Oilers vs Hurricanes(6)

In a roller coaster of a game, the Oilers and the Hurricanes treated fans to a high scoring spectacle that saw the lead answered twice by the Hurricanes trailing by three. It took just over four minutes in for the Oilers to surge on three quick goals. Since the bad start occurred early, the Hurricanes weren’t overly concerned knowing that they can battle back. Eventually, they did just that in the span of seven minutes that saw B.Monette tally twice to level. You always hope to carry momentum when overcoming such a deficit, but unfortunately for the Hurricanes, it wasn’t the case. The Oilers would finally recover and reset to regain control once more. Again, they surged with three goals in rapid succession to put the Hurricanes back on their heels. At one point, the Hurricanes were stuck having to pull out A.Benedetto for the extra attacker. The bold move occurred with five minutes left on the scoreboard. The dramatic twist to this contest saw a repeat of what transpired early on. The Hurricanes used the time left over with the extra attacker to riffle three straight goals to level the game once more. Despite all that hard work and resilience to battle back twice, the Hurricanes endured another crushing moment, this time for good when P.Stroubakis picked a perfect top corner to seal the deal.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Peter Stroubakis of the Oilers. With the score deadlocked and tension escalating, P.Stroubakis delivered a huge late marker that snapped a dreaded 6-6 tie.

Late game surge seals victory for Stars after Golden Knights mount incredible comeback

(6)Golden Knights vs Stars( 8 )

The Stars barely wasted time asserting their dominance against the Golden Knights on Wednesday night. Less than 20 minutes in, and six different players took turns finding the back of the net. It was a kind of start that can only demoralise an opponent knowing that the task was a tall one. That being said, in a remarkable turn  of events, the Golden Knights responded with an extraordinary surge, scoring five unanswered goals that saw P.Elizardo and M.DiLena post their second with J.Bergola eventually tying the game at six goals apiece. The sudden shift created an unpredictability on where this was headed. Normally, the team that’s riding the hot hand has the advantage since everything was falling into place. As the tension escalated, the Stars regained their composure and found their rhythm once more by collecting the games next two goals. A.Mason came through breaking the tie for his second  right before G.Charron notched his second as well for some insurance. The overall match showcased the competitive spirit of both teams, with dramatic momentum swings and intense plays. The Stars ability to finish stronger and capitalise on crucial opportunities in the late stages demonstrated their composure under pressure.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Andrew Mason of the Stars. The contest remained neck in neck until A.Mason snapped a late tie on a crucial goal that would ultimately stick. The forward made an overall impact collecting three points that included two goals.

2024-01-30
Draft League Sunday

Tuesday January 30

Bruins outlast Wild in thrilling victory

( 8 ) Bruins vs Wild(6)

As the game continued to progress, the intensity heightened with both teams determined to reaching the finish line first. Some swift ball movement and precision passing allowed the Bruins to play ahead forcing the Wild to work that much harder. The Wild attempted to battle back, but kept falling short despite M.DaSilva causing havoc with four goals. Yet, the Bruins showcased a disciplined defense and a goaltender in A.Benedetto who stood tall under pressure, thwarting the Wilds attempt to close the gap. Out of their eight goals, N.Macri converted four times while M.Lalitto bagged a pair. It seemed no matter how hard the Wild tried to battle back, the Bruins always had an answer to preserving their lead. Ultimately, they emerged victorious in a thrilling contest that highlighted the excitement of a game that could have gone either way.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Nick Macri of the Bruins. Throughout the entire match, N.Macri continued to be a force scoring four of his clubs eight goals.

Canadiens pull away late on 5 quick goals

(3)Flyers vs Canadiens(9)

A good portion of the game saw both teams exchange blows, with the Canadiens holding a narrow 4-2 lead. The Flyers displayed resilience, keeping the game within reach despite facing a potent offense. Then, by the 42 minute mark, the Canadiens found a rhythm that was unmatched. The final stretch saw them put the game to rest on five quick goals. During that stretch, M.Paciencia made his shifts count riffling a hat trick. B.Travisano and M.Lang had their say as well as the two notched a pair each. The Canadiens were also glad to have C.Malkoun take care of the net. The goaltender was never out of the woods until the late surge sighed some relief. The Flyers peppered him with 26 shots only to beat him three times. The Flyers, despite their resilience, couldn’t withstand the Canadiens relentless offensive assault in the closing minutes.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Chris Malkoun of the Canadiens. His ability to keep the Flyers in check during crucial moments showcased his significance in the teams success.

Islanders save best for last after back and forth action with the Kings

(12)Islanders vs Kings(7)

For nearly 30 minutes of play, both teams traded goals in a relentless offensive exchange. The teamwork and coordination saw this contest tilt back and forth with no clear indication of a winner. Up only 6-5, the Islanders ended up putting it into gear. That’s when S.Pantetta took the bull by the horns on two quick goals to provide a three goal cushion. The rhythm only fuelled more to come for the Islanders as they went on a tear to put the game out of reach. There was no question T.Passarelli had a major impact as the young talent scored a whopping four goals. Other notables include G.Santacroce, P.Labateya and J.Tsatsakis providing plenty of offense all three players combined for ten points. The Islanders offensive strategy proved effective, breaking through the Kings defense with strategic passes and well executed plays. S.Catalano made crucial saves to deny the Kings attempts, while their own offensive line-up continued to capitalise on scoring opportunities.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tristan Passarelli of the Islanders. His impact on the game was apparent as the you talent showed his scoring capabilities by bagging four goals and a helper to lead all teammates.

Predators outlast Red Wings in high scoring affair

(12)Predators vs Red Wings(6)

In a goal-laden showdown between the Predators and the Red Wings, the Predators were the ones to take off first on a better start. They were able to set the tone by playing ahead striking six times just under the 20 minute mark of the game. B.Freitas-Pereira was riding a hot hand as the slick sniper buried three that included a penalty shot goal. Its always difficult having to play catch up hockey. The Red Wings, although attempting to battle back were stuck facing a well organized defence and a committed goaltender in P.Assadi. Even though they managed to score some goals, they never made any ground with the Predators maintaining the lead. Many contributed in the points department with J.Bergola doing a bit of both by scoring a hat trick while setting up three goals. The fan favourite B.Panarello also put on quite a show as the seasoned veteran scored a highlight penalty shot goal while sending four nice passes to his teammates. M.Zuccaro was in the mix as well collecting five points in the win. As for the Red Wings, D.Greco led the charge with four points while L.Folini and J.Pizzuco shared three points apiece.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jason Bergola of the Predators. His vision to set up goals while having the scoring touch to finding the back of the net played a pivotal role in his clubs offensive onslaught on Tuesday night.

2024-01-29
4vs4 Monday

Monday January 29

Chiefs secure double wins in showdown with the Peters

Playing with the lead proved to be crucial, and the Chiefs, under the leadership of captain J.Gagne, got off to the better start creating havoc for the opposition. Gagne led the charge up front scoring twice while setting up O.Valiquette for a 3-0 lead. From-there, the Chiefs left no room for doubt as they closed out the deal despite the Peters pulling themselves within one. Their last three goals were all scored in an empty net after the Peters pulled out their net minder for the extra attacker. Entering the second contest, the Peters knew they needed to pull ahead. Only a minute in, and M.Dettorre followed the assignment by striking right away for the Peters. The game evolved into a defensive showcase , with goalies on both sides making spectacular saves to keep their teams in it. The Chiefs however fought back valiantly answering the score twice by the very same O.Valiquette. That equaliser came with only three minutes left on the clock which eventually forced this game into a shootout. The shootout unfolded as a tense and dramatic showdown between two very skilled teams. While the skill set of sending three players on each side was anything of short, the real story belonged to which net minder was going to prevail. In tonight’s particular case, G.Vermette shined denying all three attempts for the Chiefs  en route to a second straight victory.

(3)The Peters vs Chiefs(7)

(2)The Peters vs Chiefs(3) S.O

Hustlers string together two big wins against recent champs Classics

In a remarkable display of skill, determination, and teamwork, the Hustlers look to gain some respect by defeating a dynasty team on two occasions. The matchups unfolded as high stakes ball hockey showdowns , showcasing the Hustlers resilience and ability to outshine a formidable opponent. Of coarse it wasn’t going to come easy, but goals by M.Arkalis and T.Bozinakis coupled with C.Stavriadis dialled in between the pipes, the message was sent that the Hustlers mean business this season. Buoyed by their success in the first game, the Hustlers carried much of their momentum into the second tilt. They did nearly everything right by building a solid 3-1 lead while getting the expected goaltending by C.Stavriadis. Perhaps, their only hiccup throughout the entire four periods occurred late in the final frame where they gave up two goals that sent the match into a shootout. Once there however, the Hustlers captured a second win courtesy of P.Arkalis and J.Mandracchia getting the better of A.Ekonomakis while C.Stavriadis denied two of the three attempts he faced. Unlike the previous season, the Hustlers will come ready to play game in and game out making sure that their opponent will battle extremely hard in order to try and defeat them.

(1)Classics vs Hustlers(2)

(4)Classics vs Hustlers(5) S.O

Les Yables bounce back twice late to salvage some points against the DHK

A sudden surge early in the last period saw the DHK overpower Les Yables to take a 4-2 lead. While things were headed in the right direction for the DHK, Les Yables used a spirited effort to bounce back and eventually level the game. The shootout unfolded as a dramatic duel between the two teams, each shooter attempting to outmaneuver the opposing goaltender. The court did tilt in DHK’s favour however with D.Seguin and A.Manelli capitalising for the 7-6 result. Much of the second encounter did mirror the first one with the DHK ahead by a pair in the final frame. And rather than using their killer instinct to put the mini series away, Les Yables refused to concede defeat. Maybe some little luck was involved since time was clicking down and any shot on net along with a potential rebound would do it. P.Corbin happened to be at the right place to bury his chance and send the game into a second shootout. Although they didn’t quite get the result they were hoping for, Les Yables was content to settle for a draw. The DHK on the other hand felt they deserved better knowing that they should have closed out both games.

(6)Les Yables vs DHK(7) S.O

(4)Les Yables vs DHK(4) S.O

Assadi Consulting inc close out the deal by securing two slight leads over the Snipers

The opening game kicked off with both teams vying for control in a tightly contested battle. For the large part, it was the Assadi Consulting inc dictating the terms. They scored twice in the first period, and Pedram Assadi stood firm in net allowing only H.Salman to beat him. The net minder was well insulted however with a solid unit in front of him that doesn’t give much. With G.DeMarinis closing out the deal on two straight goals, the Assadi Consulting inc completed half of their assignment. Entering the second match, the game was much closer, but the Assadi Consulting inc still managed to play ahead. Even though the Snipers levelled it 1-1, Y.Nazarian was there to break the tie on the power play. The Snipers had no choice but to pull out M.St-Laurent for the extra attacker. Unfortunately, the move didn’t pay off with S.Kalaydjian and N.Chiminian feeding the empty cage. As much as the Snipers fought valiantly, the Assadi Consulting inc’s strategic play and solid defense ultimately secured their second win in the intense games.

(4)Assadi Consulting inc vs Snipers(1)

(4)Assadi Consulting inc vs Snipers(2)

Sharpshooters shine as they outpace Degenerates in both wins

Despite putting a valiant effort, the Degenerates simply couldn’t keep up against a quicker and deeper opponent. The first encounter got decided in the final frame with D.Sarno pouncing on a couple of chances to make the score 4-2, and ultimately securing the victory. In order for the Degenerates to pose any sort of threat in the ensuing match, a strong start was required. And despite pulling ahead 2-0, it just wasn’t good enough. The Sharpshooters amount of ball possession coupled with some nice passing plays was on full display as they fired a barrage of shots that overwhelmed a slower and tired opponent. V.Pandza finished off a couple of nice plays as did A.Lepore later in the game to solidify another convincing victory. Much of the Sharpshooters offense stems-from their back end with D.Greco setting up a total of eight goals in two games. In summary, the Sharpshooters combination of offensive prowess and solid defence proved to much for the Degenerates to handle.

(2)Degenerates vs Sharpshooters(4)

(2)Degenerates vs Sharpshooters(7)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tasso Bozinakis of the Hustlers. His impact in both games was evident orchestrating scoring opportunities by making crisp and precise passes that resulted in three primary assists along  with wicked slap shot goal.

2024-01-28
Draft League Sunday

Sunday January 28

Wild distance themselves after a competitive start with the Red Wings

(4)Red Wings vs Wild(13)

The early stages of the game saw both teams keeping it close, suggesting a competitive matchup. However, as the game progressed, the Wild gradually began to assert their dominance, pulling away -from the Red Wings. While many contributed on the score sheet, S.Kalaydjian’s early influence helped set the stage for the onslaught. The sniper scored his clubs first three of four goals before finally letting up a little leaving some of the action for his teammates. Not even a sound goaltender like S.Fraga was able to slow things down-from the opposition. The Red Wings may not have the speed, but enough hockey sense to neutralise a quicker opponent. Instead, it was one bad sequence after another that saw this game get out of hand. The final score reflected the Wilds ability to not only control the game, but also  capitalise when the occasion occurred. The Red Wings will need to simply forgot about a poor night knowing that they are a much better team than what the score shows.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Scott Sauk of the Wild. Although he didn’t need to be at his best, S.Sauk decided to deliver anyway making key saves allowing only three goals on 25 shots.

Panthers hang on to nail biter as Kraken mount fierce comeback attempt

(6)Kraken vs Panthers(7)

The  initial 2-0 lead likely indicated that the strong start was to set the stage for a nice consistent game by the Kraken. Then, after giving up back to back penalty shot goals, the Kraken’s defensive game started to fall apart and the Panthers took it to them riding seven unanswered goals. M.Kardum’s combination of scoring while setting up a few teammates contributed to his teams overall success. It was a kind of game that the Panthers just made things complicated on themselves. Rather than taking the killer instinct of finishing off strong, the Panthers let up, and nearly paid the price in the end. Luckily, time was on their side or else a few extra seconds may have changed the end result. The Kraken went on a late wild scoring frenzy striking four consecutive times only to run out of race track. F.Mistretta and C.Pirone had a strong push scoring two goals each while collecting an assist. After facing significant pressure and challenges, the Panthers were glad to hear the sound of the final buzzer.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marin Kardum of the Panthers. His impressive two goals and four assists played a pivotal role as to why the Panthers were able to edge out the Kraken on Sunday night.

Sabres secure thrilling victory, C.Nguyen impacts the win on some big plays

(4)Canadiens vs Sabres(6)

The game featured a dynamic flow, with the Sabres consistently playing ahead on the scoreboard, although the Canadiens fought valiantly to battle back. After plenty of back and forth action with the game levelled at two goals apiece, the turning point of the match occurred when the Canadiens took a penalty. The infraction provided a great opportunity for the Sabres pull ahead. Up to take the challenge was J.Testa, who kept his composure under pressure allowing him to break the deadlock tie. The tally clearly fuelled his bench as it took only a minute and change after for T.Nardelli to bury his second . The Sabres effective plays on both ends of the court allowed them to maintain control of the game despite the Candiens pushing back. C.Ngyuen made a few big plays that resulted in three points while R.Testa held the fort in net securing a hard fought win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Celia Nguyen of the Sabres. Throughout the match, C.Nguyen showcased outstanding play making skills, strategic moves that resulted in three big points to help lead her club past the Canadiens.

Kings thump Flyers, T.Settino and M.Braun contribute significantly

(3)Flyers vs Kings(11)

There was no question the score line reflects a one sided nature of the game. The Kings were simply better winning every area of the court-from their sound defensive line to their scoring prowess up front. At no stage into the contest did the Flyers have any answers on how to slow things down. It got to the point where they wanted to simply end the game and hit the showers. While goals came-from many, T.Settino and M.Braun spearheaded the Kings offense collecting a ton of points each that saw M.Braun convert on five occasions. Sometimes , its unfortunate to face off against a formidable opponent that has everything go their way like in the case of the Kings. The Flyers dug themselves early, and perhaps felt  the uphill battle was to hard to climb. While on the other hand, the Kings never let go of the pedal, and persistently  kept the pressure that resulted in a lopsided victory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Braun of the Kings. His exceptional contribution was highlighted by an impressive achievement, scoring five whopping goals while adding a pair of helpers.

Predators triumph in overtime thriller after back and forth action with the Islanders

(7)Predators vs Islanders(6) O.T

The game unfolded with a dynamic back and forth rhythm, featuring lead changes that added to the intensity and excitement. First, the Islanders took command scoring twice right away looking in fine form. Then, the Predators went on a surge of their own scoring four straight that saw B.Freitas-Pereira and M.Zuccaro notch a pair each. Unable to keep a good pace going however, the Predators went through a tough sequence enabling the Islanders to battle back and eventually take a lead of their own. M.Barone came through at the 40 minute mark to help pull the Islanders ahead 6-5 for his second of the night. Still, time was yet to be an issue as both teams battled fiercely going through a sense of unpredictability and drama. With the game reaching an intense climax, B.Panarello relieved his bench by providing a huge equaliser leaving all but 30 seconds on the scoreboard. The goal then set the stage for a sudden death frame where M.Chimenelli completed the final chapter by securing the victory in a dramatic fashion.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Luigi Daliesio of the Predators. His play making skills and passing plays were on full display on Sunday night. Daliesio made everyone around his look better by setting up four goals.

Bruins hammer Blackhawks in commanding win

(11)Bruins vs Blackhawks(5)

In a dominating ball hockey clash, the Bruins showed no mercy overwhelming the Blackhawks on the score sheet. From the start, the Bruins set the tone with relentless pressure, and Macri’s scoring spree exemplified their goal scoring proficiency. N.Macri was only part of it with many other Bruins swarming the Blackhawks net. T.Bergomi controlled the back end setting up five goals as did M.Lalitto, who collected four assists. Even though the score may suggest a complete dominance, it wasn’t clearly the case with the Blackhawks having a good amount of ball possession. The problem was that the Bruins boxed them out well, and positioned themselves in the right spots to help simplify the life of A.Benedetto’s goaltending. The strategic and simple game plan applied by the Bruins worked wonders which explains why they got the better of a decent opponent.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Nick Macri of the Bruins. The power forward has a great sense for the net resulting in an impressive five goal performance to help lead the Bruins past the Blackhawks.  

2024-01-25
Open division Final

Thursday January 25

Chiefs stage late dramatic comeback to take Game 1 in overtime thriller

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

The complex was buzzing with excitement as the Chiefs and the Black Knights clashed in Game 1 of the open division final. What transpired on the court was nothing short of a rollercoaster of emotions, with the Chiefs scripting a thrilling comeback to snatch victory-from the jaws of defeat. For the large part, it was the Black Knights seemingly in control of most of the match. They did an excellent job killing off some penalty minutes while scoring on their few chances to  pull ahead 3-1 at one point. Undeterred, the Chiefs weren’t going down that easily as they made a huge play late in the second period to reduce the gap by one. As the third period unfolded, both sides understood that the stakes were high with the Black Knights looking to preserve the lead while the Chiefs were in desperate search of an equaliser. It was at about the ten minute of the final frame that saw C.Gingras notch his second on a brilliant goal to put the Black Knights up by two. The clock kept ticking down, and the Chiefs were in shambles with not much light at the end of the tunnel. What complicated matters even more was that they took an untimely penalty which appeared to spell doom since they were now stuck playing shorthanded with only two minutes to go. By then, it was all about getting some possession in order to pull out their net minder for the extra attacker. In a move that would define the game, the Chiefs decision paid off by not only scoring once thanks to P.Genereaux, but levelling the game moments later on a desperate finish by M-A Trudeau. Out of nowhere, this series took a twisted turn with the Chiefs feeling that it was theirs for the taking. The overtime period shortly began with a palpable tension in the air. Barley two minutes had gone by, and the Chiefs got their first courtesy of their hot sniper M-A Trudeau posting his second. The goal sent the bench into a frenzy of celebration for the remarkable comeback. With the 5-4 overtime win, the Chiefs claimed a crucial Game 1 win and set the tone for the rest of the finals. As both teams regroup for Game 2, anticipation is high, and fans cant wait to see how the Black Knights will respond to this exhilarating opening act in their quest for the championship title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to M-A Trudeau of the Chiefs. M-A Trudeau’s exceptional performance did not go unnoticed, and was rightfully named the player of the game by tying it late while winning it shortly into the overtime period.

2024-01-24
Draft League Wednesday

 Wednesday January 24

Golden Knights triumph in high scoring affair over the Oilers

(11)Golden Knights vs Oilers(10)

For those who are into an abundance of goals, intense plays and nail biting moments, this was a game to follow. The scoring frenzy never stopped as both sides countered with a barrage of goals that kept the benches guessing where it was headed. At one point toward the closing minutes, this contest reached an unprecedented 10-10 tie with the tension in the air palpable. Then, in a dramatic turn of events, B.Panarello of the Golden Knights drew a late penalty, providing a crucial opportunity to break the deadlock. With nerves of steel, Panarello stepped up to take the penalty shot. The crowd held its breath as Panarello skilfully maneuvered  the ball, making a dazzling stick handling play before using his precise writs shot to score, securing what was a wild and crazy finish to the game. While that tally couldn’t have come at a better time, the Golden Knights needed all eleven goals to get their in order to capture the win. During the process, M.Dilena had monster night notching four tallies and a helper that also included a timely penalty shot marker.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marco DiLena of the Golden Knights. In the midst of a high scoring affair, M.DiLena demonstrated his ability to find the back of the net by doing it four times while creating plays that led to an overall five point performance.

Senators overwhelmed as the Hurricanes strike early and often

(11)Hurricanes vs Senators(4)

The game quickly turned into a nightmare for the Senators as the Hurricanes surged ahead with an astonishing display early on, scoring 6 consecutive goals in the first 13 minutes alone. The Hurricanes wasted no time asserting their dominance ,capitalising on defensive lapses and exploiting openings in the Senators back line. The relentless offensive onslaught left the Senators scrambling to regroup, but the Hurricanes continued to pour on the pressure, leaving the Senators reeling. The scoring clinic was led by many with F.Bchara leading the charge with six points. Next in line saw T.Nardelli and D.Lipinski share five points each while B.Travisano was in the mix with four points. Eventually, the Senators had a few goals of their own to save face, but came no where close to mounting any sort of comeback. It was clear that such a disastrous start killed all hopes of bouncing back. The game served a stark reminder of the challenges the Senators faced defensively, and it highlighted the Hurricanes fire power.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mathieu Bouliane of the Hurricanes. Although he would have likely won this game without having to be at his best, the net minder held firm in the first half of the match which enabled his side to play up on massive lead.

Stars shine bright as they pull away-from Blues

( 8 )Stars vs Blues(2)

It didn’t take long for the Stars to set the stage as they quickly established a lead with a series of well timed goals. The onslaught was orchestrated with brilliant plays that saw L.Cannistraro take charge scoring twice while setting up A.Maraj, who was also heavily involved on the score sheet. The two proved to be a handful for the opposition as they combined for a whopping nine points with Cannistraro bagging a hat trick. At no point were the Blues able to slow things down . The Stars simply played their game maintaining pressure with no signs of letting up. It did help having B.Verducci guard the net however as the net minder felt good stopping enough shots en route to a well earned win. While the Stars have nothing to complain about after a near perfect contest, the Blues on the other hand will need to asses areas of their game after a decisive defeat. Its not like they have players that cant score. Sometimes, teams just have an off night as they’ll look ahead in overcoming a slight road bump.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Stars. The goaltender showcased composure and agility, turning away enough shots having allowed only two against a formidable opponent.

2024-01-23
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday January 23

Sharks outlast Penguins in thrilling victory, S.Kalaydjian’s 4 goals seals the deal

(6)Sharks vs Penguins(4)

Scoring first and playing ahead proved to be vital for the Sharks on Tuesday night. The Penguins, however, refused to go down without a fight. Despite facing a persistent Sharks offense, they managed to keep the game within reach, creating a suspenseful atmosphere that had fans on the edge of their seats. The Sharks always played with a slight lead, and were ahead 4-2 at one point until the Penguins kept pulling themselves within one. It was one of those games that a particular player kept making a huge impact. S.Kalaydjian quickly became the focal point of the match, showcasing remarkable skill and finishing ability. His four goals not only demonstrated his offensive prowess, but also proved to be the decisive factor in securing the Sharks hard fought win. D.Greco had a major role as well collecting four points for the Sharks while M.Rodriguez continues to steal the spot light in net making a bunch of key saves. With the win, the Sharks have yet to drop a game after five starts into the regular season.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Miguel Rodriguez of the Sharks. Facing his fair share of shots, M.Rodriguez  kept frustrating his opponents making a bunch of nice saves that provided a source of inspiration for the entire team.

Ducks kept battling to overcome deficit in wild win over Canucks

(11)Ducks vs Canucks(10)

From-the opening minutes, the game lived up to its billing as a high octane contest, with both teams displaying offensive fire power. The Canucks initially took control, building a lead and putting the Ducks on the back foot. This lasted for a large portion of the game with the Ducks having to play catch up. The good news was that the game was always within reach for  potential comeback. Eventually, they settled in, and finally found their rhythm. The Ducks unleashed a pair of sequences that flipped the script. From-trailing all game long, the Ducks went on a tear to complete a remarkable turn around that saw them up 11-7 at one point. It was a momentum swing that seemed enough to secure an easy finish to the game, especially with time running out. That being said, the Canucks had other plans in mind, and that was to keep battling  knowing that anything can happen. After reducing the gap by three, the Canucks removed their net minder for the extra attacker. It was understood that the Canucks would throw everything they have in order to narrow the gap. The decision of pulling out their goaltender proved fruitful as they not only scored once, but twice to pull within one. The scoreboard showed an entire minute left over for the potential of an epic comeback. However, their valiant efforts ultimately fell just short, as the Ducks held on for a nail biting victory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jerry Pendino of the Ducks. While his contributions might not always make it to the score sheet, J.Pendino’s impact on the game was undeniable as he made big offensive plays early on collecting three helpers while disrupting the oppositions flow of the game maintaining stability on the defensive end.

2024-01-22
4vs4 Monday

 Monday January 22

Rivalry ignites in season opener for Classis and Chiefs

The stage was set for an electrifying matchup as the Chiefs faced off against the recent champs Classics. The build up to the clash got intense with both sides eagerly wanting to prove themselves as the superior of the two teams. The Chiefs had an incredible chance to start off strong after awarded an early two man advantage. Instead, they went empty handed, and despite creating some grade A scoring opportunities, A.Ekonomakis stoned the Chiefs nearly every time. The missed chances eventually came to haunt them with C.Gingras causing havoc like he always does scoring twice while setting up D.Koutavas. An early 4-1 second period lead eventually morphed into a 6-1 final on a pair of empty net goals. The Chiefs knew they had another shot at it in the ensuing match. After some quick adjustments, the bounces started to go their way, especially in the final frame where they ran up the score. K.Gamache snapped the tie on the power play, and M.Fortier used a wicked slap shot to double the lead. The score line forced the Classics to take more risks.  With time starting to click away, they had no choice but to pull Ekonomakis for the extra attacker. Unfortunately, the desperate attempt didn’t pan out as the Chiefs took advantage scoring three straight empty net goals. Even though its only the first week of the regular season for both clubs, the next meeting between the Classics and the Chiefs will  eagerly be anticipated.

(6)Classics vs Chiefs(1)

(2)Classics vs Chiefs(7)

DHK collect back to back wins against Snipers on solid play without the ball

In the first showdown between the DHK and the Snipers, DHK showcased their defensive prowess and offensive flair. The game started with an early lead for the DHK that saw N.Reid get to the Snipers goaltender. Still, the Snipers were clearly in this contest up until the early stages of the final frame where J.Uppal and A.Olewinsky widened the gap by three. As the game progressed, DHK’s defence remained tight, and M.Gagnon was stopping everything. It looked as though the net minder was headed for a perfect sheet, but that unfortunately changed late when F.Nasser spoiled the shutout. Much of the second encounter mirrored the first one, with DHK maintaining their defensive strong hold while continuing to deliver up front. The Snipers will look back at a key point where they dropped the ball in trying to even the mini series. Instead of taking advantage of a power to level, the Snipers gave up a shorthanded goal to put DHK up 2-0. D.Seguin notched the huge tally putting his side once more in the drivers seat. Despite the Snipers trying to bounce back, they were stuck facing a resilient net minder in M.Gagnon, and a defense that allowed minimal space and opportunities. M.Gagnon once again delivered a stellar performance , this time earning the shutout with some impressive saves.

(5)DHK vs Snipers(1)

(3)DHK vs Snipers(0)

Assadi Consulting Inc late heroics secure consecutive wins over Les Yables

After racing off to a commanding start, the Assadi Consulting inc looked to be in fine form to defeat Les Yables. Up 4-2 entering the final frame coupled with the fact that Les Yables were missing key elements only suggested for a sure victory. As time kept winding down, Les Yables intensified their offensive pressure and benefited on two quick occasions to even the score. What once appeared like a path to sure victory turned into a coin flip scenario. The game seemingly appeared to be headed for a shootout until a late penalty enabled the Assadi Consulting inc to capitalise on their chance. M.Tvaronas notched his second with only 30 seconds remaining, and the Assadi Consulting inc squeaked out the win. The second encounter promised to be just as close with Les Yables seeking some redemption after a heart breaking loss. Similar to the previous match, they were stuck chasing the game, but managed to overcome a 2-0 deficit by the mid way point of the final period. Both sides played tentative-from that point on until a break was generated. That’s when S.Kalaydjian seized the moment by snapping the 2-2 tie. N.Chiminian than doubled the lead, and the Assadi Consulting inc banked six clean points to the standings. While the Assadi Consulting inc celebrated two hard fought wins, Les Yables wont be overly concerned knowing that some key elements would have likely made the difference in the overall results.

(5)Assadi Consulting inc vs Les Yables(4)

(4)Assadi Consulting inc vs Les Yables(3)

Experience shows in Degenerates double rout of the Beer Belly Boys

In a tilt between seasoned veterans and a team of newcomers, the Degenerates showcased their wealth of experience against the Beer Belly Boys. The game unfolded with the Degenerates dictating the pace, utilizing their seasoned strategies to control the ball and create scoring opportunities. The Beer Belly Boys, still finding their footing in the league, struggled to match the precision and coordination of their opponent. After taking the opener in a one sided affair, the second match pretty much resembled the first one with the Degenerates continuing to push the pace. Its not like the Beer Belly boys couldn’t match the speed element of the game since they are a younger and quicker team. A big part of the problem was the lack of awareness when playing without the ball. The Degenerates were able to find some easy available lanes due to the positioning of the opposition. If the Beer Belly Boys could collectively place themselves in the right spots, teams will have to work harder and be more creative in order to generate chances. In the end, its just about gaining some valuable experience in order to improve areas of your game. For now, the Beer Belly Boys will look forward to facing new challenges in the weeks to come as they’ll undoubtedly get better as the season moves on.

(7)Degenerates vs Beer Bell Boys (1)

(7)Degenerates vs Beer Belly Boys(0)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Gagnon of the DHK. His stellar goaltending throughout both games did not go unnoticed. Apart-from allowing a late tally in the first match, M.Gagnon was flawless stopping nearly everything in sight.

2024-01-21
Draft League Sunday

Sunday January 21

Kraken storm out of gate catching the Canadiens off guard

(9)Kraken vs Canadiens(4)

The scoreboard lit up early and often as the Kraken quickly built a substantial lead in the first portion of the game. Scoring efforts came-from different players, but S.Boulerice was largely responsible for the onslaught collecting three primary assists. Their aggressive fore-check and seamless passing created numerous scoring chances, and they capitalised on the Canadiens lapses. The Canadiens, to their credit, managed to respond with a couple of well executed plays, showing glimpses of offensive prowess. The problem was that it started to click a little to late unable to make any significant ground. Its not like the Kraken slowed down either as they continued to push the pace scoring periodically. C.Pirone and S.Boulerice found the back of the net on two occasions, and R.Beaupre was behind orchestrating some plays that resulted in fours assists. In the end, the ability to start strong  and maintain the lead proved to be the difference maker in this particular contest.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to S.Boulerice of the Kraken. After setting up three earlier goals to set the tone of the match, S.Boulerice was just getting warmed up adding two late tallies to finish with an impressive five point game.

Predators overpower Sabres early on en route to decisive victory

(11)Predators vs Sabres(7)

The Predators left no room for doubt after taking a commanding 6-1 lead just shy of the twenty minute mark of the game. The games’ narrative unfolded dramatically, with the Predators establishing an early lead that set the stage for their commanding victory. D.Carlucci’s sharpshooting skills came into play as the sniper went on a tear bagging four total goals while setting up a pair. With a dominant 6-1 lead twenty minutes in , the Predators had already asserted their authority on the scoreboard. The Sabres faced an uphill battle but showed resilience by refusing to back down. Part of their comeback attempt stemmed-from J.Choudhry, who converted three times, and M.Testa that was able to bury a pair. However, the Predators remained composed, responding with additional goals to maintain a comfortable lead. Both teams displayed moments of brilliance, and the game evolved into a high scoring spectacle. Ultimately however, the Predators early dominance proved insurmountable for the Sabres. The final score reflected the Predators ability to control the match-from start to finish. As they celebrated the decisive win, the Predators will look to carry their momentum into future encounters, while the Sabres will analyze the game and regroup for their next challenge, determined to bounce back-from this defeat.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Carlucci of the Predators. With his ability to finding the back of the net, D.Carlucci made his shots count, cashing in four times while also setting up a pair of goals.

Bruins overwhelm Islanders in lopsided affair

(11)Bruins vs Islanders(2)

The Bruins teamwork and chemistry was on full display as they seamlessly moved the ball around the court, creating numerous scoring chances. The Islanders struggled to contain them, and were stuck enduring a long and dreadful night. There were just to many players that had the ability to produce massively up front for the Bruins. T.Nardelli, being one of them, struck five times with four of his tallies coming in a row toward the latter stages of the game. T.Bergomi and R.Santosuosso collected five points each, and P.Petraccione was right in the mix as well collecting four helpers. Many of the Bruins players showcased their scoring touch, finding the back of the net with ease, while the defense provided a solid foundation to limit the Islanders scoring opportunities. There is no question it was a challenging night for the Islanders. The Bruins happened to have some additional help with some solid spares that undoubtedly helped make a difference in the final score.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Bergomi of the Bruins. His exceptional performance on the defensive end was complimented by an impressive offensive contribution, as he recorded a remarkable five assists.

Panthers stuck chasing the game in loss to Blackhawks

(5)Panthers vs Blackhawks(10)

Despite striking first, the Panthers were the ones stuck playing-from behind the entire time. The Blackhawks immediately overcame a slow start on four consecutive goals to take control of the match. Rather than throwing in the towel, the Panthers hung in there making the Blackhawks aware that it wasn’t going to come easy. It became clear however that there was to many weapons to contain in order to erase the deficit. The Blackhawks had four different players tally twice each which makes it hard to figure out on who to slow down. A.Martin, D.Greco, Z.Giosi and E.Allen all had two goals while Q.Joseph helped set up for tallies. The balanced scoring attack created match up challenges for the Panthers, and kept them on the defensive throughout the game. As the final buzzer sounded, the Blackhawks celebrated a nice earned win, highlighting their scoring depth and cohesion. The Panthers, while facing a tough loss, demonstrated perseverance and will likely use this game as a learning experience to make adjustments for future matchups.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Zachary Giosi of the Blackhawks. The young talent was heavily engaged throughout the entire contest making plenty happen. By the time the game ended, Z.Giosi finished off with four points that included two big goals.

Flyers maintain control despite Red Wings creeping up

(7)Red Wings vs Flyers(9)

The game was characterised  by fast paced action and intense back and forth play, with the Flyers maintaining their lead throughout, albeit with the Red Wings consistently breathing down their necks. The Flyers never felt safe with their slight leads, but managed to play ahead forcing the Red Wings to keep responding. Leading the charge with an impressive six points, M.Destounis was the catalyst behind the offense setting up many teammates. C.Arnoldo, T.Angelis and D.Fortier all cashed in twice to help provide the win. It came in a losing cause, but M.Taha was riding a hot hand for the Red Wings as his newly cut stick enabled his to rattle off three tallies for the hat trick. J.Pizzuco had a productive night collecting four points as well for the Red Wings while L.Folini and B.DeIeso faired well sharing three points each. It was one of those games that featured a ton of chances, end to end action, and exciting moments for both teams. Destounis’s standout performance, and the Flyers ability to stay ahead in the face of pressure-from the Red Wings contributed to a well earned win for the Flyers.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marino Destounis of the Flyers. His impact on the game was on full display , creating chances out of nowhere that resulted in one goal and five assists.

Wild explode with 4 quick goals to run past the Kings

(7)Kings vs Wild(11)

In a roller coaster of a game, the Wild seized control by scoring four quick goals, breaking a 5-5 tie, and ultimately running past the Kings. The game featured an explosive offensive display, with both teams finding the back of the net frequently. The Wilds sudden burst of scoring proved to be the decisive factor. That sequence had S.Kalaydjian’s fingerprints all over it. The skilled forward broke the 5-5 tie, set up M.DSailva before adding another in just over four minutes. It was a stretch that put the Wild over the top as time started to wind down. With the way T.Settino was carrying the Kings on his back, it was a good thing the Wild pulled head when they did. T. Settino was an absolute force for his side participating in six of the seven goals that included four tallies. Sometimes timing is everything, and the Wild were glad to put it together at crucial point of the game that ultimately led to them to a high scoring victory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Sevag Kalaydjian of the Wild. Sometimes its when during a hockey game to be productive that counts. S.Kalydjian couldn’t have picked a better time to explode on a huge sequence that saw him score twice and set up a goal to snap a 5-5 tie.

2024-01-18
Armadillos winners of E Thursday division

Thursday January 18 (E division final)

Generals take opener in an explosive third period outburst over the Armadillos

(5)Generals vs Armadillos(2) Game 1

In a high stakes battle of a much anticipated final, the Generals emerged triumphant in Game 1 to take a commanding series lead. The game unfolded as a testament to the sports unpredictability, and the Generals resilience, highlighted by an explosive four goal outburst in the decisive third period. The opening two periods were characterized by a defensive chess match, with both teams showcasing their strength in preventing goals. The Armadillos did pull ahead early in the final frame on a big tally by N.Chiminian. Despite facing the deficit however , the Generals unleashed an offensive onslaught that left the Armadillos stunned on what was transpiring. Once M-A St-Germain potted his second to even the score, O.Valiquette used a huge power play goal to pull ahead. It didn’t take long after for M.Pinheiro to widen the gap and eventually force the Armadillos to play some serious catch-up. While attempting to narrow the gap by pulling out their net minder, D.Lafleur removed all hope by feeding an empty cage, and securing a much needed Game 1 win of the series. The Armadillos now face the challenge of regrouping and adjusting their strategy for Game 2, while the Generals look to maintain their momentum and inch closer to claiming the championship.

Armadillos turn the tide forcing a third and deciding game

(2)Generals vs Armadillos(3) Game 2

In a gripping Game 2 of the E division final, the Armadillos managed to even the series with a hard fought win over the Generals. The tightly contested match provided both benches and fans with another dose of intense action. It didn’t take long for the Armadillos to strike first courtesy of P.Lapointe to send a strong message that they meant business. The lead only lasted so long however when J-R Turgeon levelled the playing field by the six minute mark of the first period. From-there, it was evident that neither team was willing to concede an inch. Both net minders were dialled in with C.Stavriadis of the Armadillos along with P.Blais playing pivotal roles making some jaw dropping saves to keeping the game honest. As the game continued to progress, something had to give, and that’s when M.Arkalis sent shock waves to his bench breaking a deadlock 1-1 tie. His tally came as of the six minute mark of the third period which still left an abundance of time for a  Generals response. While the Generals desperately pressed to tie the game, C.Stavriadis wasn’t having it as the goaltender faced some more shots to keep his side ahead. It then got to a point that the Generals had no choice but to pull out P.Blais for the extra attacker. In their attempt to even the score, the gamble didn’t quite pay off as M.Arkalis was there once more to make his presence felt by feeding the yawning cage. The Armadillos felt confident about their chances, but suffered a slight scare when M.Provost-Chenier responded almost immediately for the Generals. Despite narrowing the gap, time wasn’t a luxury the Generals had, and were now stuck facing a hungry opponent in a shorter Game 3 final.

Armadillos carry momentum in Game 3 , crowned champions of E Thursday division

(1)Generals vs Armadillos(2) Game 3

In a nail biting conclusion of the E division championship game, the Armadillos clinched the title with a slender 2-1 victory over the Generals. The championship deciding game was a showcase of skill, determination, and individual brilliance, particularly-from G.Bouchard, who etched their name into the championship lore by scoring both goals for the Armadillos. As often required in a shorter fifteen minute game, scoring first usually comes a long way. The Armadillos got there as of the five minute mark thanks to their general in the back end. The intensity remained palpable as both teams kept battling knowing that their season was on the line. As the tension continued to rise, G.Bouchard struck again, doubling the Armadillos lead sending the Generals in a deeper hole. The Generals tried to respond with increased urgency, but the Armadillos resilience was on full display as they weathered the storm. Even though the score line shows a 2-1 final, the Generals only scored with five seconds left which proved to be a little too late. Then, the final buzzer sounded, and the Armadillos celebrated a hard fought series sparking excitement and celebration throughout their entire bench. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to John Kontitsis, and the rest of the Armadillos for getting it done.

The SalumiVino player of the series is C.Stavriadis of the Armadillos. His stellar goaltending played a pivotal role in the Armadillos championship run. His ability to make crucial saves, thwart opponents scoring attempts, and provide a sense of stability in net proved to be the linchpin of the Armadillos success.

Open division semi final

Thursdays January 18 (Open semi final)

Chiefs secure final with series sweep over the Altius

(2)Altius vs Chiefs(3) Game 2

The opening period set the tone for the Chiefs dominance, as they stormed with three consecutive goals in under five minutes. Led by their crafty marksman J.Gagne, the captain not only got his club on board, but was able to set up both P.Genereaux and M.Mavroudis. The Altius were now facing a significant deficit knowing that scoring twice against the Chiefs wouldn’t come easy. Its not like they don’t have the fire power to do so. The problem was that the Chiefs kept showcasing their defensive prowess led by their goaltender F.Gagnon, who was lights out containing a lethal offense. The goaltender kept making crucial saves, and the defence remained sound as everyone bought into playing for one another. Eventually, the Altius cracked the barrier thanks to B.Jutras’s second, a goal that left just over ten minutes in the third period. As much as the Altius continued to apply pressure in search of the next tally, the Chiefs remained composed under pressure, making crucial defensive stops while heavily relying on F.Gagnon as the last line of defense. In the end, the Chiefs game playing without the ball held firm concluding a hard fought series sweep over the Altius.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Chiefs. Gagne’s impact was felt early and often, setting the tone for the Chiefs offensive efforts. His influence extended throughout the entire game participating in all three goals while setting the example of a true leader for his club.

After a hard fought victory in the semi finals, the Chiefs have earned the right to battle for the Championship title, and standing in their way are the formidable Black Knights. The stage is now set for an epic final that promises to deliver intense ball hockey action, and determine who will prevail the Thursday Open division.

2024-01-17
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday January 17

Golden Knights pull away after Senators show signs of life

(9)Golden Knights vs Senators(5)

The opening ten minutes set the tone for the game as the Golden Knights wasted no time storming out of the gate. Some swift passes along with precision shooting allowed them to jump ahead 3-0. As bad of a start it was for the Senators, it didn’t stop them-from battling back on three consecutive goals. The back and forth action may have suggested for an evenly contested match. Instead, things only fell apart -from that point on for the Senators. The Golden Knights erased a bad sequence on a massive response that barely had any resistance.  The flood gates opened once more with P.Elizardo and M.Ciminelli notching their second at a critical point of the game. Their well coordinated plays and clinical finishing allowed them to run away with the match. M.DiLena went on to add his second as well, and D.Ferrara remained focused in net to earn the win. The Senators, though valiant in their efforts, couldn’t withstand the Golden Knights relentless attack. J.Teresa did have a strong game despite the loss as the gritty and skilled spark plug collected three nice goals along with a helper.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Paulo Elizardo of the Golden Knights. The forward emerged undeniable as the standout player of the match recording an impressive five total points.

Hurricanes top guns run loose in landslide win over Rangers

(14)Hurricanes vs Rangers(7)

Some penalty trouble proved to be the Achilles heel for the Rangers as the Hurricanes capitalised on three straight penalty shots to establish an early lead. The penalty shot opportunities provided the Hurricanes with ample chances to showcase their skill set in converting those opportunities into goals. It just showed how evident the depth of the Hurricanes was to much to handle for the Rangers. So many players contributed up front with F.Bchara and T.Nardelli sharing the same output on hat tricks and three assists apiece.  Right behind them was B.Travisano collecting five points followed with B.Monette, D.Lipinski and P.Labateya  riding three points each. As much as the Rangers battled hard to stem the tide, the Hurricanes offensive guns proved too formidable. C.Pizzuto, Manny and A.Vernucci each faired well as all three players cashed in twice in the loss.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Brian Travisano of the Hurricanes. The dynamic forward showcased his speed and skill, making a significant impact on both sides of the court ,and amassing an impressive five points.

Stars mount incredible comeback to stun Oilers

( 8 )Oilers vs Stars(10)

The game began with the Oilers establishing a comfortable and massive lead only twenty minutes into the game. P.Stroubakis needed just over seven minutes to notch a hat trick with the help of D.Melo’s primary helpers. It was the kind of start that normally would fuel a team to go the distance and secure a win. However , the Stars refused to pack it in, and quickly regrouped to slowly flip the script. Some strategic adjustments coupled with the will to compete played a huge role as to why this game took a turn. Since time wasn’t an issue, the Stars had the chance to erase a difficult start into a memorable finish. And its not like it took one particular player to take charge as everyone pulled their weight. The collective team effort saw S.Tosi make a significant impact scoring twice while setting up three goals. A.Mason, G.Charron and A.Hughes sparked the offense with a pair of goals each while A.Maraj was the engine that caused perhaps the most havoc due to his awareness and strength to keep the ball long enough and make crisp high end plays. The Stars tenacity and never say die attitude paid off as they completed the stunning comeback securing a well earned 10-8 win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Andrew Maraj of the Stars. In the midst of the Stars sensational comeback against the Oilers, A.Maraj emerged as the undeniable player of the game. His performance on both sides of the court played a pivotal role in his teams victory, showcasing his prowess as a force breaking up plays defensively while contributing significantly to the teams offensive resurgence.

2024-01-16
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday January 16

F.Bchara’s five goal frenzy leads to an easy win for the Penguins

(4)Canucks vs Penguins(11)

It really didn’t take long for the Penguins to seize control of this match. Six minutes in, and the score was already 3-0 suggesting another long and difficult night for the Canucks. The Penguins delivered a commanding performance against their opposition , sealing an emphatic 11-4 victory. F.Bchara, with a goal-scoring appetite that seemed insatiable, made his mark on the game bagging a whopping five goals. As the game progressed, the Penguins continued to assert their dominance , widening the goal margin. Despite facing a massive uphill battle, the Canucks salvaged some pride on scoring efforts-from four different players. That being said, it was clear that the night belonged to the Penguins, and more notably, F.Bchara. The Canucks know they can put out a stronger effort with a little tweak here and there with the amount of skilled players they have. Sometimes, a simple adjustment is all it takes to turn the tide around.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadel Bchara of the Penguins. The sniper fuelled his side in a convincing fashion bagging five goals while leaving his opponents stunned with no answers on how to contain him.

Sharks use massive late surge with 4 unanswered goals to claim overtime win over Ducks

(5)Ducks vs Sharks(6) O.T

In an exhilarating match up between the Ducks and the Sharks, the crowd was treated to a roller-coaster of emotions as the Sharks orchestrated a stunning comeback, securing a thrilling overtime win. The Ducks looked to be in the drivers seat when L.Bucci riffled his second for what appeared to be a safe 5-2 lead with ten minutes left to go. There was no question that it created a challenging situation for the Sharks. Undeterred however, one big play led to another, and the Sharks found ways to bury their chances on three consecutive goals to force an overtime period. J.Pizzucco along with P.Bolduc used blistering slap shots to get the better of D.Apikian. Then, in a climatic moment, F.Houle used his speed to stride down the wing and stuff the ball right under the Ducks net minder to seal the victory. For a team that was down in out, the Sharks fought valiantly to stage a comeback that will be remembered for their never quit attitude.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fred Houle of the Sharks. Already with a pair of points during the game, F.Houle played a pivotal role as to why his side captured a thrilling win by providing the overtime winner.

2024-01-15
4vs4 Monday

Monday January 15

DHK dominates opener, Sharpshooter seek payback with shootout win

The highly anticipated opening game of the winter 2024 season kicked off with the DHK facing off against the Sharpshooters. It didn’t take long for the DHK to establish themselves as a serious contender. Their offensive prowess was on full display getting balanced scoring while having the luxury of a solid goaltender in D.Delaronde to take care of the rest. The Sharpshooters didn’t have much going on up front, and for the little to few chances they generated, D.Delaronde was there to deny them. While the first game didn’t quite go their way, the Sharpshooters entered the second encounter with a renewed sense of purpose. This time, they were up against the wall, seeking redemption and a chance to prove their resilience. The game was intense, with both teams locked in a fierce battle. Eventually, A.Lepore finally got to D.Delaronde putting his side in the drivers seat for a rare moment. The DHK did respond early in the final frame courtesy of D.Seguin which kept the game deadlocked up until time ran out. With neither side able to get it done in regulation, the Sharpshooters found their comfort zone in the shootout where they excelled on two breakaway goals. D.Greco and D.Sarno scored two identical ways where they patiently waited out D.Delaronde and placed the ball high blocker side. Prior to those tallies, D.Seguin displayed incredible patience to finish off a nifty goal without any resistance. The Sharpshooters were able to celebrate their hard fought win after a loss they simply want to put behind them.

(0)Sharpshooters vs DHK(4)

(3)Sharpshooters vs DHK(2) S.O

Peters duplicate same effort in back to back wins over the Hustlers

In almost an identical fashion, the Peters were able to defeat the Hustlers twice by slight 3-2 margins. Both games resembled each so  much that the order of goals occurred in the exact sequence. First, the Peters would get on board, and the Hustlers would then respond. Once tied, the Peters would add two consecutive tallies before the Hustlers attempted a late push on goals that perhaps came a little to late. The intensity of both games mirrored each other displaying a relentless pursuit of victory. It just went to show how crucial it was to score first and play with a lead. The Hustlers never had that luxury to play ahead which forces a different strategy. To their credit, the chances and brilliant plays were there, but so was the stellar goaltending put forth by S.Patel. Out of there six total goals scored, D.Greco and M.Detorre were the most productive as both players shared three points each. The Hustlers may not like the end result after a disappointing previous season, but will look to take their games more seriously in their quest for a playoff spot.

(2)Hustlers vs The Peters(3)

(2)Hustlers vs The Peters(3)

Beer Belly Boys suffer double defeat as Snipers dominate

The opening night for the Beer Belly Boys turned out to be a challenging ordeal as they faced off against the formidable Snipers. It became evident-from the go that the Snipers were in a league of their own.  The Snipers ball possession and control of the play left the Beer Belly Boys chasing the game way to long. When playing without the ball, goals will eventually go in, and the Beer Belly Boys were stuck enduring a difficult two games. The Snipers took the opener 7-0 with P.Haber, Hadi Khanafer and A.Saleh each scoring twice while M.St-Laurent recorded an easy shutout. Much of the second game resembled the first one with the Snipers dictating the terms. If there was one bright spot all night for the Beer Belly Boys, its when A.Dicriscio scored on a nice shot that had M.St-Laurent caught off guard. Other than that, the Snipers went on to cruise for a second straight win. H.Awada and H.Salman potter a pair while A.Sayed felt generous setting up five tallies.

(7)Snipers vs Beer Belly Boys(0)

( 8 )Snipers vs Beer Belly Boys(1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to D.Delaronde of the DHK. His agility and ability to read the play made it very hard for the opposition to score. D.Delaronde allowed only one goal in four entire periods as the standout performer of the night.

2024-01-14
Draft League Sunday

Sunday January 14

Two headed monster’s M.Chenier and M.Kardum lead the charge up front for the Panthers

(6)Panthers vs Kings(4)

It looked like the Kings proved to be formidable opponents for a good period of time. The game remained close for a while with nothing secured for either team. Then, the two headed monsters between M.Chenier and M.Kardum’s offensive prowess and goal scoring ability became the focal point of the Panthers attack. The two players were understandably dynamic showcasing incredible talent that led to a whopping nine points combined that saw M.Chenier collect five points while M.Kardum ripped it up with three consecutive markers. While the Kings put up a valiant effort to keeping the game close, the Panthers cohesive performance ultimately secured their hard fought win. After facing nearly 30 shots, B.Verducci was stellar once more allowing only four goals. The win will clearly boost the confidence level of a team that felt they had little hope only a week ago. When playing with some top end players, coupled with a solid supporting cast, expect good things to happen.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci. Cool, calm and collective, B.Verducci felt he had this one under control as the net minder made more than his fair share of saves to help provide a hard earned victory for the Panthers.

Canadiens edge out Bruins in low scoring affair

(5)Canadiens vs Bruins(2)

From-the onset, both the Canadiens and the Bruins showcased strong defensive structures, making it challenging for either team to capitalize on offensive opportunities. Despite the low score, the intensity on the field was palpable as both teams fought relentlessly for control. Since scoring was extremely rare, getting the first tally will often come a long way. The Canadiens won that battle three times to narrowly pull ahead which forced the Bruins to work that much harder. The turning point can be argued when M.Estrela broke a late 2-2 tie which eventually forced the Bruins to pull out their net minder. Although worth the risk to battle back, the Bruins fell short giving up two empty net goals  by the very same D.Mansour, who summed it up with a hat trick. It was one of those games that required both goaltenders to be heavily engaged. And although both were superb bailing out their clubs, C.Stamadianos got the upper hand over his counter part D.Apikian in what was a thrilling contest between the two.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Chris Stamadianos of the Canadiens. Giving up only two goals in this division is quite a remarkable feat. The Canadiens went on to squeak this one out thanks to C.Stamadianos’s incredible goaltending display.

Red Wings overcome slow start in rout of Sabres

( 8 )Red Wings vs Sabres(5)

The Sabres started the game the way they wanted to, establishing an early lead while playing sound defensively. Unable to continue their pace however, the game eventually took a dramatic turn with the Red Wings now dictating the terms. The ability to convert on penalty shot goals isn’t easy, but the Red Wings excelled in that area cashing in three times .The offensive onslaught-from the Red Wings was not limited to penalty shots; their players demonstrated exceptional teamwork, precision passing, and goal scoring ability to secure the commanding lead. Goals came by many with M.Chenier and L.Folini each striking twice. The Red Wings ability to overcome a slow start and turn the game in their favour demonstrated their resilience and skill. The Sabres, on the other hand, will likely analyze the game to address defensive challenges and prepare for future match-ups.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Simon Fraga of the Red Wings. For a solid stretch that lasted well over a half hour, the net minder was stubborn stopping everything which enabled his side to comfortably build a solid cushion and never look back.

Islanders top Flyers in nail biting hockey duel

(2)Flyers vs Islanders(5)

In what felt like a playoff atmosphere, both sides put out a valiant effort in a defensive battle. M.Destounis got the Flyers on board first, and the Islanders have yet to solve M.Tvouvadakis up until the mid way point of the game. The Flyers quickly displayed tenacity by responding shortly after thanks to C.Roberts regaining the lead. The slight margin however only lasted so long with N.Tsirmbas tying the game for the Islanders. The two teams understood the importance of getting the next much needed tally as the game was starting to hit its final segment. After receiving a nice pass by M.Scarpetta, T.Passarelli was there to complete a huge play giving the Islanders a crucial 3-2 lead. Despite plenty of time for an equaliser, the Flyers were now stuck trying to break S.Catalano for a third time. Unfortunately for the Flyers, the goaltender  was the back bone making key saves to thwart the Flyers attempt at an equaliser. The Flyers pulled their goaltender in a last ditch effort to tie the game, but T.Passarelli along with C.Khoury were there to feed a yawning cage.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Santino Catalano of the Islanders. The formidable goaltender displayed exceptional skill and composure throughout the entire game allowing only two goals on thirty shots enabling his side to edge out the Flyers.

Kraken stun Wild with last minute heroics

(4)Wild vs Kraken(5)

In a heart-stopping matchup, the Kraken pulled off a dramatic last minute victory against the Wild, securing a 5-4 win that sent shockwaves through the complex. The game reached its zenith as S.Boulerice delivered a jaw dropping goal just 12 seconds-from the final buzzer, breaking the deadlock right after M.DaSilva had tied it for the Wild. The game went through a slow start offensively as both sides played it cautious  wanting to avoid any sort of mistakes. Eventually, the action picked up at about the thirty minute mark with S.Kalaydjian stealing the show for the Wild scoring all three goals. M.DiNiro did regain a slight 4-3 advantage for the Kraken on a penalty shot attempt. The Wild, undeterred made a late push on the back of M.DaSilva, who tied the game with only 30 seconds left on the clock. Everyone -from that point must have been convinced that this contest was destined for an overtime finish. Instead, the Kraken had one more trick up their sleeve, and that’s when S.Boulerice stunned the Wild on a late finish to secure a thrilling victory for the Kraken.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Martino Freda of the Kraken. Once the final buzzer sounded, M.Freda’s outstanding performance between the pipes proved instrumental in the Krakens triumph. As the Wild kept launching offensive surge’s , M.Freda made a series of clutch saves to capture a well earned win in net.

Greco and Allen shine as Blackhawks defeat Predators in 9-6 goal fest

(9)Blackhawks vs Predators(6)

In a high scoring spectacle that lit up the scoreboard, D.Greco and E.Allen showcased an offensive masterclass, amassing seven points each to propel the Blackhawks to a thrilling victory over the Predators. It wasn’t the kind of start the Blackhawks were hoping for as the Predators took it to them building a 3-1 lead. The problem was that the next five tallies all came-from the Blackhawks as the Predators couldn’t find a way to slow down the two major threats imposed. D.Greco and E.Allen’s seam less chemistry on the court facilitated  the life of S.Marricco, who also had a field day finding the net on four occasions. Whether it was setting up teammates for goals or finding the back of the net themselves, the three proved unstoppable. Their combination of skill, vision, and goal scoring ability overwhelmed the Predators defense and goaltender. As the team looks ahead, Greco and Allen’s seven point performances will undoubtedly serve as a highlight in what promises to be an exciting season despite not having a prolific goal scorer in S.Marricco that played as a spare.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Errol Allen of the Blackhawks. His chunk of points came at a more crucial stage of the game when his team was stuck enduring a slow start that found themselves playing-from behind. The veteran d-man was able to spark his club by creating a ton of plays to create a massive snow ball effect.

2024-01-10
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday January 10

C.Pizutto’s 4 goal output propels Rangers past Senators

(6)Senators vs Rangers( 8 )

Despite their rapid start, the Senators couldn’t maintain their pace long enough as the Rangers took over out matching their opponent. The game was filled with spectacular moments, and offensive fireworks. The hero of the night was no other than Rangers forward C.Pizutto, who stole the spotlight with an outstanding four goal performance single-handily steering his team to triumph. As much as the Senators tried to fight back , the Rangers were fuelled by Pizutto’s scoring prowess as they continued to maintain their lead. The contest remained close enough for the Senators to crawl back into it, but were stuck having to go against a aside that held their ground. N.Tsirmbas created some plays resulting in three helpers while T.Kotsiris was solid in net to help earn the win for the Rangers.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to C.Pizutto of the Rangers. The forward earned the accolades as the stand out player of the game for netting an impressive fours goals and an assist.

Blues edge out Golden Knights in intense nail biter

(5)Golden Knights vs Blues(6)

The pace of the game was relentless, and neither team was willing to concede an inch. As the game progressed, the intensity only heightened as both sides fiercely battled to get the upper hand. The only time there was a two goal advantage was when G.Pace made the score 5-3 in favour of the Blues. The Golden Knights , refusing to back down however , launched a furious comeback netting two quick goals only 30 seconds apart. J.Bergola and S.Lacasse had each scored their second during that span to level the game.  With the score now tied 4-4, the match had reached its peak with the next tally being extremely crucial. After some cautious back and forth action, it was the Blues that were able to break the barrier, and who other than G.Pace snapping the tie since he’s riding the hot hand. His go ahead marker still left a solid nine minutes for the Golden Knights to respond. But as time was starting to click downwards, the Golden Knights desperate attempt to equalise never came to be. The Blues made it a point to trap the lanes and play a sound defensive game knowing that S.Sauk was behind them to make the key saves.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Gianluca Pace of the Blues. The timing of his two goals proved to be a determining factor to why the Blues barely edged out the Golden Knights.

T.Angelis breaks late tie in wild win for the Hurricanes

( 8 )Hurricanes vs Stars(7)

In a heart stopping display of back and forth action, the Hurricanes emerged victorious thanks to a late game heroics-from T.Angelis. The matchup was filled with twists and turns, providing spectators with a showcase of unpredictable hockey action. Both teams experienced blows and momentum swings throughout. It looked as though the Stars had something brewing when S.Kalaydjian scored on a penalty shot followed with a quick marker by G.Charron. The Stars went up 6-5 by that point looking to be in fine form for a solid finish. Instead, the script flipped once more with the Hurricanes taking over. D.Lipinski tied it moments later, and B.Monette pulled his side ahead in hopes of solidifying the lead for good. But since this was a wacky and unpredictable game, the Stars responded almost immediately thanks to L. Cannistraro’s second goal and fourth point of the night. With the game now hanging in the balance, any play or shot on net stood in the way to see who would come out on top. Eventually, the big moment occurred just prior to the overtime period when T.Angelis buried his chance.  The game was a true spectacle of resilience and skill, keeping everyone guessing till the final buzzer.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Angelis of the Hurricanes. Its not always about how many, but when somebody capitalises. In a crazy high octane game, T.Angelis couldn’t have scored at a better time securing a thrilling 8-7 win over the Stars.

2024-01-09
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday January 9

Ducks soar past Penguins in overtime nail biter

(6)Ducks vs Penguins(5)

The Ducks, trailing throughout most of the game, kept battling back that culminated in S.Panetta’s game winning blistering slap shot. The Penguins always played ahead forcing the Ducks to work that much harder. At one point, the Penguins pulled ahead by two goals thanks to their top sniper F.Bchara notching a pair. Despite falling behind 4-2, the Ducks kept showing unwavering determination and eventually levelled on a quick release by T.Nardelli. The game was now deadlocked 4-4 heading into its latter stages of the match. After taking a pair of untimely penalties, the Ducks hoped for some damage control knowing that they were still in striking distance if they were to give up one of two penalty shots. The first attempt saw E.Toussaint patiently wait out B.Verducci to provide a 5-4 lead for the Penguins. Then, with a chance to put the game to rest, the Penguins missed out on a golden chance that saw B.Verducci wait out F.Bchara. All it took-from that point on was a good shot on net to help level the game for the Ducks. And after pulling out the net minder for the extra attacker, the Ducks had the extra space in order to generate some scoring chances. That’s when L.Bucci seized the opportunity to tie the contest with only 30 seconds remaining. With the game now hanging in the balance in the overtime period, S.Panetta took the opportunity to release a wicked slap shot that gave B.Mourad no chance whatsoever. Finally, the Ducks found themselves ahead, and it couldn’t have come at a better time as they secured a hard fought win over the Penguins.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Steve Panetta of the Ducks. The strong forward had an impact throughout the entire match making plenty happen. Already with a goal and an assist, S.Panetta scored a huge one when it counted the most deciding a very close encounter.

Sharks continue to strive in double up win over the Canucks

(3)Canucks vs Sharks(6)

In a display of sheer dominance, the Sharks asserted their control over the Canucks in a convincing 6-3 victory. Right-from the opening draw, the Sharks set the tone for the game, applying solid pressure on the Canucks defense. F.Houle capitalised on two occasions out of the first four goals while D.Greco cashed in twice eventually with his second coming off a penalty shot. The Canucks were stuck playing a formidable opponent that didn’t give much on this night. It didn’t help that they had to go up against D.Apikian, who will likely deny you unless you overwhelm him with an abundance of shots. It was just one of those games that saw one side start strong and protect their lead by applying themselves defensively. S.Kalaydjian had a solid outing collecting three points in the win. The result secured a third straight win in as many games for the Sharks. Since they now carry a perfect 3-0 record, teams will look to take them seriously in their attempt to bring them down to earth.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Apikian of the Sharks. His ability to track the ball, make crucial saves, and control rebounds instilled confidence in the Sharks defensive unit, and allowed them to maintain their lead.

2024-01-07
Draft League Sunday

Sunday January 7

Islanders pull away after back and forth action with the Wild

(4)Wild vs Islanders( 8 )

The game was marked by back and forth scoring, at least in the first portion of the match. Once it hit the mid way mark, the turning point occurred. That’s when G.Santacroce highlighted his individual scoring prowess by striking three straight times in less than ten minutes. His exceptional performance not only energized his teammates, but also created a momentum shift that proved insurmountable for the Wild. Its not like the Wild don’t have the guns to put up some numbers. C.Decotis and S.Kalaydjian’s two goals a piece along with M.Estrela’s three helpers only suggests that the team has the ability to score at a decent rate. Maybe facing S.Catalano didn’t help their cause as the net minder was dialled in making one save look easier then the other. Despite the game unfolding with a series of impressive plays, the Wild fell flat like an open shaken coke can with no gas in their tank.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Gaetano Santacroce of the Islanders.  His hat trick contributed significantly in his club securing a well deserved win over the Wild.

P.Petracionne’s playmaking brilliance propels Bruins to victory over Panthers

(2)Panthers vs Bruins(5)

In a compelling ball hockey matchup, the Bruins faced off against the Panthers, emerging victorious with a solid defensive effort that secured the win. Right-from the drop of the ball, both teams displayed a disciplined and effective strategy keeping the score line extremely low. The Bruins did jump ahead thanks to back to back tallies by the very same N.Macri. And although the Panthers thought they were headed in the right direction when T.Longhi broke the barrier, things didn’t quite pan out-from then on. The Bruins went on to add three more tallies by different players building a more than sufficient lead. He may not have scored, but P.Petraccione was behind orchestrating four of the five goals that went in. D.Geishecker-Cote also played a crucial role in the Bruins defence making key saves at the right moment. The teams overall defensive cohesion and commitment to a structured game plan laid the foundation for their convincing 5-2 win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Pat Petraccione of the Bruins. The veteran was a play making maestro, setting up four of the five goals that fuelled the Bruins to an impressive victory.

Flyers storm out of gate securing an easy victory over the Kraken

(10)Flyers vs Kraken(4)

Throughout the match, the Flyers offensive prowess shone brightly, as they skilfully manoeuvred the ball and created scoring opportunities. The game was barely twenty minutes old, and the Flyers ran up the score striking six times for a commanding 6-1 lead. Despite the Kraken pushing pack on a pair of tallies, the Flyers maintained their dominance, combining speed, agility, and accurate shooting to widen the gap on the scoreboard. When scoring that many, certain players tend to up their game. D.Fortier had a productive night scoring once while setting up four goals. The Flyers did have the luxury of a key spare helping them out. S.Kalaydjian was a driving force as well bagging four tallies in the first portion of the game. No matter how hard the Kraken tried to slow down the Flyers,  they always had an answer. While the Flyers were extremely pleased with their overall performance, the Kraken will need to put this one behind them, and focus on only what’s ahead in a young regular season.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Fortier of the Flyers. Throughout the entire game, D.Fortier proved to be a key play maker for the Flyers setting up four goals as part of a five point display.

Blackhawks stage comeback but succumb to Sabres in nail biter

( 8 ) Sabres vs Blackhawks(7)

In a roller coaster of a ballhockey showdown, the Blackhawks overcame a slow start to mount a thrilling comeback, only to fall short in an intense 8-7 loss to the Sabres. The game was a showcase of resilience, skill and dramatic momentum swings that had the players and fans on the edge of their seats. The first portion saw the Sabres take advantage of the Blackhawks slow start building a 3-1 lead. However, the Blackhawks gradually settled into the game, tightening their defense and showing glimpses of their offensive capabilities. D.Greco and E.Allen are the engines that generate and create most of the chances as both players made a mark combining for eight points. Still, nothing was close-from being settled as the game took turns with so much unpredictability.  It can be argued that the turning point occurred in a small five minute stretch where the Sabres went on a scoring spree rattling off four markers that saw J.Testa cash in twice only 30 seconds apart. M.Valmora was also a major influence in the final result as the veteran collected four points that included the winner. In eth end, the Sabres managed to secure a narrow 8-7 victory, narrowly fending off the Blackhawks spirited comeback attempt.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Valmora of the Sabres. No question he played a pivotal role generating a clutch play late in the game as part of an impressive four point production.

Kings stage nice little comeback, seal overtime victory over Predators with T.Settino’s heroics

(4)Predators vs Kings(5) O.T

The game showed a promising start for the Predators as they mounted a quick 3-0 lead just shy of the twelve minute mark. It was clear that the Kings faced an uphill battle, but they refused to back down. As the momentum gradually shifted, the Kings found their rhythm, displaying tenacious defense, and launching a relentless offensive assault. As likely expect by many, T.Settino emerged as the catalyst for the Kings resurgence, contributing both as a goal scorer and a play maker. His dynamic performance included precise passes that set up S.Lauricella twice while converting on two occasions that included the sudden death winner. Throughout the entire match, the Kings never once trailed, and only took their first lead when it mattered the most. It was a comeback victory that marked a memorable moment for a side that never gave up. Although the loss may a have felt like a heart break if you’re the Predators, this contest could have easily gone either way as both sides showed incredible determination in their quest to victory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Settino of the Kings. In the overtime period, T.Settino once again took centre stage, posting his fourth point to cap off a hard fought come -from behind win.

Canadiens triumph in wild win over the Red Wings

(7)Red Wings vs Canadiens(9)

If your into an abundance of goals, exciting plays, and back and forth momentum this contest lived up to the hype. The game kicked off with both teams showcasing their offensive firepower, trading goals in a paced pace affair. The goaltenders faced a barrage of shots as the score quickly escalated. At no point did the intensity drop as both sides made it clear they were in it for the long haul. Eventually, one of the two teams would find a way to break through and take advantage. The contest was deadlocked 6-6 before the Canadiens went on a massive tear notching three goals in a very short span. The sequence featured S.Marricco collecting his hat trick, and M.Paciencia dominating the pace with his fifth point of the game. The sudden collapse left the Red Wings in a difficult spot knowing that time was their worse enemy. As much as they attempted to battle back, C.Stamadianos was there to shut the door for nearly ten straight minutes which was more than sufficient to secure the win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Michel Paciencia of the Canadiens. His five point performance was a defining factor in the Canadiens victory. As his team celebrated, M.Paciencia’s contributions were rightfully acknowledged, leaving a lasting impression on the memorable win.

2024-01-03
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday January 3

Hurricanes secure high thrilling affair over the Oilers on the back of F.Bchara’s seven goal output

(12)Hurricanes vs Oilers(11)

The Hurricanes came out with a blazing start rattling off three consecutive goals in the first ten minutes alone. Rather than falling in a massive hole, the Oilers got their act together and finally showed up to compete with a ready opponent. It seemed as though every time the Hurricanes would pull ahead, the Oilers had an answer. The only problem was that they could never find themselves grabbing a lead. Maybe a structured game plan on how to contain F.Bchara could have shifted the tides. Instead, the power forward did pretty much whatever he wanted. The Hurricanes forward remained a scoring machine throughout the entire game collecting a ridiculous seven goals. It was one of those games that the net minders were glad to be wearing their masks as nothing was going right. At one point late in the game, the Hurricanes looked to have comfortably secured the win leading 12-9. But since this contest lived up to its identity, it came to no surprise that the Oilers bounced back on two late goals to pull within one. Two minutes remaining felt like the equivalent of a lifetime if your trying to close the game out. To the Hurricanes credit however, they managed to close it out despite the enormous pressure put forth by the Oilers.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara of the Hurricanes. His driving force was undoubtedly the reason why his side edged out the Oilers in a high scoring thrilling affair.

Blues strong start goes a long way as they down the Rangers

(5)Rangers vs Blues(7)

It didn’t take long for the Blues to storm onto the court with an aggressive and fast paced offense. Only five minutes and change had gone by, and the Blues were in the drivers seat carrying a 3-1 lead. That was just the beginning as they continued to push the pace resulting in three more tallies before the Rangers had an answer with J.Tzanetakos completing a hat trick. As much as the Rangers were inspired to battle back, they just couldn’t make enough ground with the Blues protecting a comfortable lead. J.DiMauro played a pivotal role for his teams success by breaking up plays while contributing offensively bagging two goals and a pair of assists. The Blues felt comfortable about their chances for how sound defensively they were on the large part while relying in S.Sauk to come through and deny the opposition. Despite the Rangers resilient efforts, the Blues early lead proved to go a long way.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jonathan DiMauro of the Blues. His strong presence established the tone for his side leaving a lasting impression for his teammates that he will be a force to be reckoned with game in and game out.

Stars triumph over Senators in come-from behind overtime win

(4)Senators vs Stars(5) O.T

Sometimes, its all about finding your rhythm. The Stars didn’t quite have the start they had hoped for trailing 3-1, but that didn’t discourage them-from turning the tides. Eventually, they looked like a rejuvenated team taking control of the game. Although they stormed back with a pair of important goals to level, the Senators found a way to pull ahead thanks to their front runner T.Settino, who rattled off a hat trick. The slight lead only lasted so long as the Stars kept pushing the pace knowing that they were threading in the right the direction. It took only a minute after for A.Hughes to ignite her bench with a thunderous goal. With still plenty of time left over, the intensity soared in the final ten minutes as both teams fought tooth and nail for the lead. Since neither side got it done in regulation time, a sudden death frame stood in the way to see who would prevail. It was clear that the overtime period saw both teams hungry for victory. When reaching this stage of a game, its all about making that one big play at the right moment. And since A.Hughes was riding the hot hand, it only made sense that the skilled forward would throw the final dagger. The Stars went on to defeat the Senators thanks to A.Hughes’s dazzling tally that erupted not only her bench, but the crowd watching in awe.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Alicia Hughes of the Stars. Her two timely goals were instrumental for her teams success. A.Hughes not only levelled the game, but scored the games most important tally to secure a hard fought win.

2024-01-02
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday January 2

(5)Ducks vs Canucks(4)

J.Melo’s late heroics seal victory for the Ducks

With the game hanging in the balance, J.Melo seized the moment for the Ducks. J.Melo skilfully redirected a perfect hard pass by S.Panetta to catch B.Verducci off guard. This contest was so close it needed every second of the game in order to decide a winner. The Canucks did however lead 3-1 before the twenty minute mark looking like they had the Ducks on the ropes. Then, in the span of only ten seconds, G.Papadakis and D.Carlucci each buried their chance in order to level. The Canucks would later pull ahead courtesy of M.Lang’s second only to get another very quick response by S.Panetta. Again, the Ducks showed incredible resilience knowing that the next tally would be crucial. It took a good thirteen minutes of scoreless hockey before J.Melo found himself in the right spot to close out the deal. D.Apikian, like his counter part B.Verducci of the Canucks were stellar in net. If not for the two goaltenders, the score line would have looked way different. In the end, the Ducks celebrated a hard fought win that could have gone either way.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Apikian of the Ducks. Masterful between the pipes, D.Apikian delivered for his side making a bunch of key saves to help earn the Ducks a victory.

(3)Penguins vs Sharks(4)

S.Kalaydjian makes his second penalty shot attempt count, Sharks edge out Penguins

In a roller coaster of a contest that kept going back and forth, the Sharks had the final bite by narrowly edging out the Penguins late in the game. As the tension reached its peak, both sides left it all on the rink with so many momentum swings. Eventually, something had to give. After being denied on his first attempt to beating out B.Mourad, S.Kalaydjian made sure to bury his second penalty shot on a hard wrist shot to put the Sharks ahead. No question it came as a crucial goal leaving all but three minutes on the clock. The Penguins had a pair of equal opportunities as well to pull ahead with M.Estrela awarded two penalty shots. Unfortunately, she just couldn’t find enough space to figure out M.Rodriguez. Maybe missing out on some Friday night practices rusted up the hands a little. The net minder never flinched making sure to eliminate any sort of opening for the sneaky forward. The Sharks managed to hold on in the end and won this game because of an overall team effort. Four different players took turns finding the back of the net with S.Kalaydjian leading the way with three big points. Perhaps, the key component was the outstanding display set forth between the pipes by M.Rodriguez. Even his close teammates such as S.Kalaydjian and D.Greco were impressed, which says a lot.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Miguel Rodriguez of the Sharks. Hungry for a strong performance, M.Rodriguez turned some heads on Tuesday night making all the necessary saves required in order to capture the win.

2023-12-21
Open & E division

Thursday December 21(Open and E division playoffs)

Captain J.Gagne stole the limelight recording hat trick in five point performance (Open division semi final)

(7)Chiefs vs Altius(2) Game 1

The Chiefs made a resounding statement in the series opener, dominating the Altius with a convincing 7-2 victory. The offensive onslaught was dominated by no other than their captain J.Gagne. His exceptional skill and leadership were on full display as he orchestrated plays, found the back of the net with precision, and set up teammates for success. The Altius didn’t have much to show for until maybe the third period where they finally got to F.Gagnon only two times the entire game. There is to much skill and high end talent for a team like the Altius to go empty handed that long. That could only suggest how well the Chiefs played with and without the ball while heavily relying on F.Gagnon to make the big saves. As the Chiefs celebrated their game one triumph, the Altius now face the challenge of regrouping and adjusting their strategy for the upcoming game as they aim to even the series.

Generals depth outlast Krazy Train in series sweep (E division semi finals)

(2)Krazy Train vs Generals(7) Game 2

As the series unfolded with the Generals up 1-0 in the series, the Krazy Train wanted nothing less than to try and get a good start. Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out that way with the Generals striking twice courtesy of P-M Paradis and J.Brunet. It wasn’t like the Krazy Train didn’t battle hard or get some decent scoring chances. As much as they tried to keeping it close and reducing the gap, the Generals would pull ahead slightly maintaining their advantage. Perhaps a pivotal goal came late in the second period when M.Larin made it 4-2. The Krazy Train knew they had an up hill battle ahead of them having to rely on a shorter bench that seemed to be spent at times. With the games next goal so crucial, R.Morne was able to provide if for the Generals after breaking up a play that sent him alone to beat G.Follano. Both sides knew by then that this series was going to end  favouring the Generals. All that was left over was to play out the clock by simply controlling the game. With the sweep, the Generals showcased their skill and team chemistry like they’ve  done all season long.

Never say die attitude by Armadillos propels them past the Fatal Demons (E division semi finals)

(7)Armadillos vs Fatal Demons(5) S.O Game 2

In what was expected to be a thrilling game 2, the Fatal Demons and the Armadillos treated the spectators to a dramatic battle that went down to the wire, ultimately concluding with a thrilling shootout. The game kicked off with the Fatal Demons showing more purpose and desperation in their game by grabbing the lead. It was clear that the pace was intense with both sides not giving much out there. Every time the Fatal Demons would pull ahead, the Armadillos had an answer. This went on throughout the entire game with the Fatal Demons always playing ahead. At one point, they found themselves up 5-3 in the third period thanks to T.Langiano and G.DeMarinnis finding the back of the net. That was the first time the Fatal Demons took a two goal lead, and it couldn’t have come a better time. The problem was that they perhaps didn’t have enough of that killer instinct to put this contest to rest. As the third period progressed, the Armadillos weren’t done competing sending a clear message that this game wasn’t over. First, N.Zaharopoulos narrowed the gap by one, and finally K.Koutsogiannopoulos sent a sinking feeling to the opposition that this series might end earlier then hoped for. The late game heroics enabled the Armadillos to nearly complete a two game sweep by entering the eventual shootout. During that sequence, the momentum continued in their favour with S.Athanasopoulos and P.Musto each scoring while C.Stavriadis was dialled in denying both attempts by the Fatal Demons. With the series clinching victory, the Armadillos big third period response propelled them to the big dance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Gagne of the Chiefs. Gagne’s five point performance, a feat admired by his teammates and everyone else watching, stole the limelight and added an extra layer of excitement to an already thrilling playoff game.

After a series of intense battles, the stage is now set for the championship showdown. The Generals, fresh off their decisive victory in the semi final, will face off against a resilient Armadillos in what promises to be a thrilling final. The Generals are led by a ton of talented players that can score at will. And while the Armadillos possess some of their own, this particular final will need to be played smart by both teams which shouldn’t be an issue. Both sides don’t really have weaknesses with every area of their game covered. When evenly matched like in this case, limiting your mistakes, solid goaltending and the will to compete will all be determining factors. Maybe so close that a lucky bounce here and there along with power play minutes could play a significant role. Time will tell as the ball hockey world now waits in anticipation.

Hockeyballe.com would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays.

2023-12-20
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday December 20

Golden Knights use late game blitz in see saw affair with Hurricanes

(10)Golden Knights vs Hurricanes(7)

It didn’t take long for the game to unfold with a bunch of scoring opportunities and high scoring drama. The Golden Knights unleashed an early barrage of goals to grab what seemed like a commanding 4-1 lead. Despite facing an early deficit, the Hurricanes regrouped, tightened their defense, and battled their way back into contention. They scored four straight goals on the back of F.Bchara netting a pair followed with two penalty shot markers by P.Labateya and P.Desforges. By this stage, the game had reached its climax as both teams fought tooth and nail to try and finish off stronger. The Hurricanes were pleased coming back, and finding themselves ahead 6-5. It looked as though the court had flipped in the Hurricanes favour. Then, with still plenty of time left over, the Golden Knights flipped the switch as they relentlessly attacked the Hurricanes net. Out of nowhere, the Hurricanes were caught off guard-from the sudden surge unable to contain the Golden Knights will to compete. What made the resilience remarkable was that it took a collective team effort, and not any one player in particular to take charge. The Golden Knights had five different players take turns finding the back of the net resulting in what was an epic back and forth game. P.Elizardo and A.Kalaydjian each scored twice out of the Golden Knights ten goals.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ara Kalaydjian of the Golden Knights. While it did take a collective team effort, A.Kalaydjian added a little more mustard by collecting four big points that included a pair of key markers.

Oilers edge Blues in overtime thriller

(6)Blues vs Oilers(7) O.T

In a rollercoaster of emotions, the Blues showcased unwavering determination, battling back multiple times, only to fall short in a heart pounding overtime clash against the Oilers. The Oilers always had the luxury of playing ahead due to their better start. S.Ouellette fuelled much of the offense scoring goals while setting up four of the seven tallies that went in. J.Fidrilis, M.Lauzon and P.Stroubakis all chipped in with a pair, but it was P.Stroubakis who arguably got the most important one of them all. The forward secured the win in overtime after receiving feeds-from E.Allen and S.Ouellette. It was a win that didn’t come easy with the Blues battling back on a gutsy effort. G.Pace kept being at thorn for the Oilers defense as the forward found ways to make things happen resulting in an impressive hat trick and an assist. Despite their valiant efforts to battle back, they just fell short in a game that could have gone either way. Its one of those losses that a team doesn’t mind sometimes when putting up such an effort. Sometimes, the final break just doesn’t go your way.  The ability to repeatedly come back and make it a tight contest highlighted the Blues character and resilience.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Peter Stroubakis of the Oilers. His gritty style and strategic play helped the Oilers win a close battle with the Blues. P.Stroubakis scored his clubs last two goals that included the biggest one of the game, the overtime winner.

Stars find their rhythm in comeback win over the Rangers

(7)Stars vs Rangers(5)

You always look for a good start, and the Rangers were able to establish it by riffling four goals in only 15 minutes. J.Tzanetakos had a major hand as the most  engaged player collecting three points that included a pair of goals. While the start may have set the Stars back, it didn’t quite stop them-from believing in themselves that anything can happen. By remaining calm while keeping their composure, the Stars started to find their rhythm as they slowly began chipping away at the Rangers lead. Some adjustments proved to be crucial by tightening up defensively while creating better chances in order to score. Once G.Charron reduced the gap by two, the snow ball effect was in motion for the Stars as they carried their newfound energy throughout the entire game. L.Cannistraro orchestrated a good chunk of the offense by completing a late hat trick as part of a four point performance. The Stars comeback was fully realised as they kept putting pressure by overwhelming the Rangers defense. What once looked like a promising start for the Rangers, turned into an unfortunate ending. It’s a loss that will serve as a learning opportunity for future games as they’ll know not to take anything for granted no matter how well things shaped up early on.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to L.Cannistraro. His three goals and one assist were instrumental in turning the tide of the game, and securing a memorable victory for his team.

2023-12-19
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday December 19

Barn burner battle, Sharks win 8-7 see saw affair against Ducks in overtime

( 8 )Sharks vs Ducks(7)

The stage was set for an epic showdown between two formidable rivals, the Sharks and the Ducks. The game kicked off with the Sharks unleashing a massive onslaught on four consecutive goals. It wasn’t like the Ducks didn’t have their fair share of chances. The problem was that D.Apikian was stopping everything no matter how convincing the scoring chances appeared to be. But the Ducks weren’t ready to back down. With resilience and determination, they mounted a remarkable comeback scoring seven consecutive goals. Finally, they cracked the Sharks defence and D.Apikian. That type of a momentum swing would normally suggest that the game would end up favouring the team with the hot hand. However, the Sharks also refused to go down without a fight and mounted a comeback of their own. They scored three straight goals to force a sudden death frame. The next tally would now decide the winner with the intensity on the rink palpable. In a heart breaking moment, the Sharks found an enormous ton of space with D.Greco running in a wide open area to beat the Ducks net minder, and ultimately secure a see saw affair. That was D.Greco’ third goal and seventh point of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Daniel Greco of the Sharks. Like a starving Shark weeks without food, the great white was on a hunting mission making sure to chew up as many ducklings as possible resulting in a nice seven point start to his regular season.

Penguins dominate Canucks to kick start their season

(13)Penguins vs Canucks(3)

In a one sided contest that left the fans in awe, the Penguins delivered a commanding performance against the Canucks, securing a resounding 13-3 victory. From-the drop of the ball, the Penguins never let up scoring in waves that left the Canucks searching for answers. While many contributed offensively, F.Bchara’s performance was nothing short of sensational. The power forward went on a tear scoring three in a row doing it on two occasions that resulted in six goals. There is no question that this was not the kind of start the Canucks were hoping for. When games end like this, its better that it happens very early in the regular season. The Canucks will have plenty of time to make the necessary adjustments and improve as time goes on. As for the Penguins, the final score can only suggest that they have every area of their game covered.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara of the Penguins. His six goal game stole the spotlight as the power forward continued-from where he left off making his presence felt.

2023-12-18
Degenerates winners of 4vs4 division 2

Monday December 18 (Division 2 Final)

Degenerates respond with two big games to claim title

In the opening game of this much anticipated final, the Sharpshooters were able to set the tone by striking first. The initial goal by A.Reid not only gave them a lead, but also established momentum in their favour. The Sharpshooters understood the importance of breaking the barrier first due to their shorter bench. And as long as they played in front, the Degenerates struggled to get much going up front since the Sharpshooters made it a point to defend. M.Kardum closed it out with his second, and L.Regis was rock solid earning the shutout. While it wasn’t their best effort, the Degenerates remained calm and collective knowing that game two was going to be a much different game. The key was to try and strike first and ignite the bench. That moment actually occurred very early on when J.Melo released a wicked wrist shot to break the spell. Once that goal went in, the Degenerates were all fired up and determined to  even the series. The game went on to be a lopsided affair as everyone bought into playing for one another. S.Marricco, the bull up front went on a tear riffling three goals while J.Courteau bagged a pair. Now that the series was all knotted up, a mini game three stood in the way in what was expected to be a closely contested battle. It really came down to who would get on board first. C.Taddeo was able to establish an early lead just 30 seconds in for the Degenerates. There was no doubt that goal maintained their momentum throughout the entire match. When fuelled by ones determination and confidence, it becomes very difficult for the opposition to battle back. Add the fact that R.Ranieri was stopping nearly everything, the Degenerates knew they were on their way to success.  T.Settino and S.Marricco added to the slight lead ultimately securing the final. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out Sebastian Sicuso and the Degenerates for claiming their fourth title of the division.

(0)Degenerates vs Sharpshooters(4) Game 1

(6)Degenerates vs Sharpshooters(1) Game 2

(3)Degenerates vs Sharpshooters(1) Game 3

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Rino Ranieri of the Degenerates. There was no question that R.Ranieri made a significant impact for his teams success. He didn’t get the support in game one, but shined with skill and the ability to bounce back with his teams back to the wall. The net minder displayed stellar goaltending allowing all but two goals in the consecutive games.

Classics winners of 4v4 division 1

Monday December 18 (Division 1 Final)

Classics dynasty run continues as they defat rival Dragons (Division 1 final)

They may have gotten that first goal, but the Dragons weren’t pleased on how game one unfolded. The Classics slowly but surely demonstrated their dominance, and who other than C.Gingras to dictate the terms. C.Gingras proved instrumental as he showcased his scoring prowess with a hat trick and two assists, leaving an indelible mark on the game. The Dragons faced a formidable challenge in containing the Classics offensive onslaught, and despite their efforts, they were unable to match the intensity and skill displayed by their rivals. The only thing focused on the Dragons minds was a better outing in game two. Playing with their backs to the wall, the Dragons showed significant improvement. The game was barely two minutes old, and D.Lombardi had already scored twice. However, the Dragons needed more than only a two goal margin versus a side that will score at least a pair. At times, the Dragons had opportunities to widen the gap, but were unfortunate to hit the cross bar a couple of times, and more importantly, a determined goaltender in A.Ekonomakis. Regardless, this particular contest was going to be determined toward the end of the game or in a potential shootout. It was just a question of who would get that last break. The Classics eventually smelled blood when the Dragons took a fairly late penalty. You could almost be certain that the series was going to be decided when having C.Gingras, J.Gagne, A.Kakivelis and C.Kakivelis controlling the power play. But with D.Delaronde making some jaw dropping saves coupled with B.Daniele making some huge interceptions to pick off passes, the Classics went empty handed on their late opportunity to claim victory. Instead, it took a late play stemming out of nowhere that saw J.Gagne stride down the wing and release a precise shot leaving all but three seconds on the clock. In what seemed could have been a turn of events for the Dragons, turned into a crushing defeat. The Classics ability to overcome adversity and secure the championship in such a dramatic fashion adds another chapter to their storied Legacy. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Pat Santullo and the rest of the Classics for getting it done again.

(1)Dragons vs Classics(7) Game 1

(2)Dragons vs Classics(3) Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Classics. His consistent ability to make a difference on the court underscores his status as a top tier elite player. Tonight was just another day at the office for C.Gingras, who collected a bunch of points while doing many of the other things right like breaking up plays or winning his one on one battles.

2023-12-17
Draft League Sunday

Sunday December 17

Predators surge late, M.Zuccaro caps it off with final dagger in overtime

(6)Kraken vs Predators(7) O.T

In an exhilarating season opener, the Predators faced off against the Kraken in showdown that had everyone on their edge of theirs seats. The game was a rollercoaster of momentum swings, ultimately culminating in a thrilling 7-6 victory for the Predators in overtime. It was a game that the Kraken felt they should have had. After all, they led 6-3 at one point and mort importantly 6-4 with just over four minutes remaining. With the clock winding down, the Predators summoned a surge of energy, scoring two late goals by J.Bergola’s and D.Carlucci’s second of the night. Now that the game was all tied up, the Predators felt they had the momentum going while the Kraken were just hoping to catch a lucky break and salvage their night. Unfortunately, when it rains it pours, and the Predators had the final say thanks to M.Zuccaro riffling a shot that fooled A.Zardarian. The two late goals and the dramatic overtime winner by M.Zuccaro not only marked an incredible comeback, but also sets the tone for an exciting season ahead.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marco Zuccaro of the Predators. His ability to show up for the big moments showed his teammates that M.Zuccaro can deliver under pressure and be a major asset to his teammates.

Panthers storm out of gate, Islanders fall in deep early hole unable to recover

( 8 )Panthers vs Islanders(1)

The game between the Islanders and the Panthers got off to an astonishing start as the Panthers dominated the first fifteen minutes, establishing a commanding 6-0 lead. C.Cusson provided the initial onslaught rattling off two straight goals while different players took turns finding the back of the net. Falling that deep into a hole so early on only deflates you. That being said, the Islanders kept their heads up, and although didn’t make any ground, the Panthers scored only twice in the last 33 minutes of the game. There was a rare moment that the Islanders did celebrate when P.Labateya broke B.Verducci’s shutout. Apart-from that, its not uncommon for teams to face challenges early in the season, and the Islanders will likely use this experience as a learning opportunity to make necessary adjustments and come back stronger in future games. As for the Panthers, just an overall good start to the regular season with every area of there game working.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Panthers. Although not overly busy, B.Verducci makes it very hard to get beaten. Tonight, the net minder will look back and regret not making that one single save that would have earned him a shutout.

Bruins celebrate thrilling overtime win over the Flyers

(7)Flyers vs Bruins( 8 ) O.T

From-the opening face off, the fans got their moneys worth on this one despite it being free of admission. The back and forth nature of the game suggested that neither team was willing to concede, creating an atmosphere of excitement and unpredictability. The scoreboard reflected the intensity of the match up, with the lead changing hands here and there. Each goal seemed to be answered with a swift response-from the opposing team, keeping the game tightly contested and the outcome uncertain. It looked at one point that the Bruins had it in regulation time when R.Santosuosso re directed a hard shot-from far by M.Porato that slipped behind the  net. You have to assume that with a minute left this game , overtime would have been avoided. Instead, a blistering slap shot with only ten seconds left by A.Angelis forced the two sides to add some extra time in a sudden death frame. Once they got to the overtime period, the Bruins barely wasted time taking care of business. The play happened so fast that a quick shot by N.Macri put a staple to a wild and thrilling finish. That was the power forwards third goal of the game, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. While the Flyers didn’t quite get the result they had hoped for, M.Destounis was again the catalyst rattling off four goals and an assist.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Nick Macri of the Bruins. His ability to go to the net by protecting the ball with some soft hands helped provide the Bruins a wild 8-7 overtime win. The power forward was clutch scoring three goals and an assist.

Kings pull away late on 3 consecutive goals to defeat Red Wings

(2)Red Wings vs Kings(5)

Neither side gave a real indication for where this contest was headed. After trading a pair of goals, the game remained tied for a long stretch until the Kings were determined to turn the tide. The Kings started to intensify their offensive pressure on the Red Wings defense. Finally, D.Lucchesi beat S.Fraga for a rare time providing the Kings a huge go ahead marker. The Red Wings, now trailing, desperately tried to mount a comeback, but the Kings were not done yet. Capitalising on their newfound confidence, the Kings netted two more goals in quick succession, securing their victory and leaving the Red Wings stunned. D.Lucchesi went on to add his second while M.Mascitto played a pivotal role in net keeping a clean sheet for nearly 30 straight minutes. The Kings celebrated their hard fought triumph, highlighting the importance of perseverance and teamwork in the face of a challenging opponent. The Red Wings, while disappointed with the result, acknowledged the thrilling nature of the game and looked ahead to future matchups with determination to bounce back.

The Allo mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Mascitto of the Kings. For nearly 30 straight minutes, the goaltender took centre stage making a bunch of saves that eventually enabled his team to play in front fro good.

Canadiens rout Blackhawks 11-3, M.Paciencia leads the charge with 5 goals

(11)Canadiens vs Blackhawks(3)

It didn’t take long for the scoreboard to quickly reflect the Canadiens scoring prowess on Sunday night. As the goals continued to pour in, M.Paciencia scoring efforts stood out as a remarkable individual achievement. The forward proved to be a handful bagging three straight markers fairly early on while adding two more to finish off with a whopping five goals. The Canadiens overall fire power had the Blackhawks defence and goaltender scrambling to find answers. While M.Paciencia had a decent outing, other players also contributed in the double digit goal tally. Goals were widely spread out with J.Musi and D.Masour netting a pair. After facing about 30 shots, C.Stamadianos pulled out a nice sweat to earn the win in net. The final score was a testament to the Canadiens dominance on the court. The team celebrated a resounding victory, with many contributing. On the other hand, the Blackhawks have some  work to do, but have a pair of professors in their line up that can turn the tides around.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Michel Paciencia of the Canadiens. Showcasing a combination of speed, skill and precision shooting, the forward went on a tear collecting an impressive five goals.

Wild strike late to edge out Sabres

(4)Wild vs Sabres(2)

In a closely contested matchup , the Wild jumped ahead late taking its first lead of the game thanks to A.Kalaydjian. The game unfolded with both teams battling fiercely, exchanging goals to keep the intensity going. R.Testa of the Sabres and S.Sauk of the Wild were the reasons why their side had a legit shot at winning this game. The two goaltenders were stellar frustrating the opposition on some nice looking saves. That being said, something was eventually going to shift the tides, and that’s when A.Kalaydjian broke the barrier. It took barely seconds later for the Wild to secure a hard fought win on an insurance marker by S.Kalaydjian. With the net minders exceptional contributions, and the teams cohesive play, the Wild worked every inch of the court in order to defeat a resilient opponent. Goals came-from different players, but S.Kalaydjian did have more have an impact collecting three points.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Scott Sauk of the Wild. His stellar performance between the pipes left a lasting impression to his teammates that the veteran goaltender will be up for the task when facing pressure moments during a game.

2023-12-14
Open & E division

Thursday December 14

Black Knights secure first place in convincing fashion over the Altius

(2)Altius vs Black Knights(6)

The Black Knights left no room for doubt as they clinched an important first place finish to the regular season with a resounding 6-2 victory over the Altius. They asserted their authority on the court, applying relentless offensive pressure while maintaining a rock solid defence. The second period saw the Altius regrouping and attempting a comeback. P.Arkalis sparked his bench on a blistering slap shot to narrow the gap by one, and injecting some intensity into their game. However, the Black Knights unfazed regained complete control of the match on two quick goals by C.Gingras and T.Ferreira. The third period unfolded as a masterclass in the Black Knights skill and teamwork. C.Ekonomakis was stellar net while C.Gingras finished off another impactful game bagging a hat trick. Despite plenty of time left over in the final frame, the Black Knights simply controlled the game and played out the clock.

Generals outsmart Krazy Train in series opener ( E division semi final)

(9)Generals vs Krazy Train(5) Game 1

 Right-from the drop if the ball, the Generals displayed a calculated and proactive approach, consistently staying a step ahead of the Krazy Train. Three of their goals came in the last four minutes of the opening frame with M-A St-Germain finding the back of the net twice. The Krazy Train didn’t like the fact that they had to play catch up so early. To their credit, they kept battling back to narrow the gap by one on a couple of occasions, but could never level as the Generals pulled ahead by a pair. Then, a lengthy penalty put the Krazy Train in a serious bind. Although they managed to score with a man short on a beautiful finish by M.Richard, the Generals won the battle of the special teams with P-M Paradis and V.Lamarche each scoring with the man up. It was clear by then that this game was pretty much over and done with despite the Krazy Train attempting a late push with their goaltender pulled. The last two tallies came in an empty net. The Generals got the job done both offensively and defensively, underscoring the teams well rounded skill set. As for the Krazy Train, some little adjustments here and there will need to be made as they have a week to figure out how to defeat a difficult opponent.

Fatal Demons snake bitten, Armadillos pull away as of mid way point( E division semi final)

(0)Fatal Demons vs Armadillos(6) Game 1

The game started off competitively, with both teams playing to their identify on a sound defensive game. Finding space or making quick tight plays seemed to be the only way for the offense to get going. And for a large part, things stayed that way with neither side able to generate much. The Armadillos did however seize the opportunity to finally get on board when the Fatal Demons took a penalty. Now that the extra room was available, P.Arkalis was there to finish off an important play. That goal seemed to change the direction of this match as the flood gates started to open. Whether through the panic of falling behind or some individual brilliant plays, this contest had a different storyline with the Armadillos pulling away.  They finished off the second period up 3-0, and carried the same momentum into the final frame leaving the Fatal Demons out to dry. P.Arkalis went on to add his second while C.Stavriadis was brilliant to record a hard earned shutout. With the decisive 6-0 loss in game 1, the Fatal Demons now find themselves in a must win situation heading into game 2. The defeat has increased the pressure on P.Santullo and his troops, as they are now forced to secure a victory to keep their hopes alive in the series.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the Armadillos. Although the final score may suggest for a lopsided affair, the game between the Fatal Demons and the Armadillos was tightly contested for a very long stretch. And if it wasn’t for C.Stavriadis denying every shot his way, the Armadillos would have had their hands full till the final buzzer.

While the E division semi finals will resume next week to cap off their round, the Open division regular season came to an end on Thursday night. The Black Knights will have an automatic spot to the final for finishing first which sets the stage for the Chiefs to take on the Altius in their semi final matchup. The clash between these two sides promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams vying for the coveted spot in the finals. The outcome will be determined by the players skills, teamwork, solid goaltending and ability to adapt to the dynamic nature of the game.

E Division

Thursday December 14

Black Knights secure first place in convincing fashion over the Altius

(2)Altius vs Black Knights(6)

The Black Knights left no room for doubt as they clinched an important first place finish to the regular season with a resounding 6-2 victory over the Altius. They asserted their authority on the court, applying relentless offensive pressure while maintaining a rock solid defence. The second period saw the Altius regrouping and attempting a comeback. P.Arkalis sparked his bench on a blistering slap shot to narrow the gap by one, and injecting some intensity into their game. However, the Black Knights unfazed regained complete control of the match on two quick goals by C.Gingras and T.Ferreira. The third period unfolded as a masterclass in the Black Knights skill and teamwork. C.Ekonomakis was stellar net while C.Gingras finished off another impactful game bagging a hat trick. Despite plenty of time left over in the final frame, the Black Knights simply controlled the game and played out the clock.

Generals outsmart Krazy Train in series opener ( E division semi final)

(9)Generals vs Krazy Train(5) Game 1

 Right-from the drop if the ball, the Generals displayed a calculated and proactive approach, consistently staying a step ahead of the Krazy Train. Three of their goals came in the last four minutes of the opening frame with M-A St-Germain finding the back of the net twice. The Krazy Train didn’t like the fact that they had to play catch up so early. To their credit, they kept battling back to narrow the gap by one on a couple of occasions, but could never level as the Generals pulled ahead by a pair. Then, a lengthy penalty put the Krazy Train in a serious bind. Although they managed to score with a man short on a beautiful finish by M.Richard, the Generals won the battle of the special teams with P-M Paradis and V.Lamarche each scoring with the man up. It was clear by then that this game was pretty much over and done with despite the Krazy Train attempting a late push with their goaltender pulled. The last two tallies came in an empty net. The Generals got the job done both offensively and defensively, underscoring the teams well rounded skill set. As for the Krazy Train, some little adjustments here and there will need to be made as they have a week to figure out how to defeat a difficult opponent.

Fatal Demons snake bitten, Armadillos pull away as of mid way point( E division semi final)

(0)Fatal Demons vs Armadillos(6) Game 1

The game started off competitively, with both teams playing to their identify on a sound defensive game. Finding space or making quick tight plays seemed to be the only way for the offense to get going. And for a large part, things stayed that way with neither side able to generate much. The Armadillos did however seize the opportunity to finally get on board when the Fatal Demons took a penalty. Now that the extra room was available, P.Arkalis was there to finish off an important play. That goal seemed to change the direction of this match as the flood gates started to open. Whether through the panic of falling behind or some individual brilliant plays, this contest had a different storyline with the Armadillos pulling away.  They finished off the second period up 3-0, and carried the same momentum into the final frame leaving the Fatal Demons out to dry. P.Arkalis went on to add his second while C.Stavriadis was brilliant to record a hard earned shutout. With the decisive 6-0 loss in game 1, the Fatal Demons now find themselves in a must win situation heading into game 2. The defeat has increased the pressure on P.Santullo and his troops, as they are now forced to secure a victory to keep their hopes alive in the series.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the Armadillos. Although the final score may suggest for a lopsided affair, the game between the Fatal Demons and the Armadillos was tightly contested for a very long stretch. And if it wasn’t for C.Stavriadis denying every shot his way, the Armadillos would have had their hands full till the final buzzer.

While the E division semi finals will resume next week to cap off their round, the Open division regular season came to an end on Thursday night. The Black Knights will have an automatic spot to the final for finishing first which sets the stage for the Chiefs to take on the Altius in their semi final matchup. The clash between these two sides promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams vying for the coveted spot in the finals. The outcome will be determined by the players skills, teamwork, solid goaltending and ability to adapt to the dynamic nature of the game.

2023-12-11
4vs4 Monday semi finals

Monday December 11 (Divisions 1 & 2 semi finals)

Snipers stunned after dropping a devastating loss to Sharpshooters (Division 2)

In a heart pounding showdown between the Sharpshooters and the Snipers , the second game of the series unfolded with intensity and excitement after the Sharpshooters easily handed the Snipers an earlier 6-1 defeat. The Snipers offensive strategy seemed to be working with H.Salman providing two big goals for what appeared to be a safe 3-1 lead. As desperation started to kick in for the Sharpshooters, pulling out their net minder for the extra attacker proved to pay massive dividends as they got their on two late goals by A.Reid. Then, with the final moments of the game turning into a nail biting spectacle, the Sharpshooters orchestrated a dramatic play that saw D.Sarno put a significant blow to the Snipers season. The Snipers, stunned by the sudden turn of events, had no time to respond. From-potentially forcing a third and deciding game wasn’t meant to be for a team that had high expectations. Sometimes, the ball just doesn’t bounce your way no matter how hard you battle. Since both teams are equally matched, tonight favoured a side that played extremely well while getting the key timely goals.

(1)Snipers vs Sharpshooters(6) Game 1

(3)Snipers vs Sharpshooters(4) Game 2

Classics stifle Orients offensive threats, punch ticket to another final   (Division 1)

Starting the game with a 2-0 first period lead provided the Classics all the momentum they needed in order to take out a fierce opponent. Of coarse, C.Gingras was behind it by not only setting up M.Destounis, but by bagging his clubs second leaving A.Ekonomakis to take care of the rest. Apart -from letting P.Bonneau beat him by the mid way point of the final frame, the net minder was definitely feeling good about his overall game. The second contest almost required the Orient to jump ahead. And while they had their fair share of decent chances, A.Ekonomakis continued-from where he left off frustrating a desperate opponent. Its almost inconceivable to shut out an arsenal of players like the Classics have. At one point, they’ll find a way, and that moment finally occurred when C.Gingras made a brilliant play in the neutral zone to win his battle before sniping it behind the Orients net minder. With the next tally likely defining this series, the Orient never had a chance to get on board. Instead, M.Mavroudis doubled the lead, and the Classics added a pair of insurance markers to reach another final. The Classics triumph in the semi final series sets for an exciting continuation of their journey, as they look forward to claim another championship in the Monday 4vs4 division.

(1)Orient vs Classics(2) Game 1

(0)Orient vs Classics(4) Game 2

Dragons outlast Peters in closing moments of third and deciding game (Division 1)

It was almost required for the Peters to grab the opening game if they stood a chance to eliminate the Dragons. The game remained close, and the stakes were high, but the Peters  were able to pull it off on a strong team effort. M.Cerrone finished off a brilliant play after receiving a beautiful pass in motion by M.Argiris. M.Dettorre would than add his second in an empty cage, and the Peters took an important game one series lead. It became evident by the mid way point of the opening frame in the ensuing match that the Peters faced challenges maintaining their energy and momentum. Whether due to fatigue, strong defensive plays by the Dragons or other factors, the Peters struggled to keep up level of play that had had brought them success in game one of the series. The match was so lopsided that this series needed a third and deciding game. The Dragons launched a first period onslaught scoring five times to put the game to rest. Although the Peters knew it was a lost cause, a solid twelve minute mini game was all they needed in order to punch a ticket to the final. Things were seemingly going to plan when M.Argiris struck first on the power play to gain a 1-0 advantage. Unable to hold off a power house offense, the Dragons were able to level on a strong play by A.Ponzo. Still, the series was up for grabs as anything can happen with just over three minutes remaining. Both sides felt that the next tally would likely decide the fate of this series. And as it often happens when things are on the line, your big players tend to show up for the big moments. That’s when A.Mirolla took the bull by the horns using his fierce strength and position to bury his chance. Now that the Peters fell behind, the gamble of pulling their net minder for the extra attacker didn’t quite pay off. Instead, A.Mirolla fed a yawning cage followed with B.Daniele doing the same propelling the Dragons to reach the final.

(2)Dragons vs The Peters(3) Game 1

(8)Dragons vs The Peters(1) Game 2

(4)Dragons vs The Peters(1) Game 3

Degenerates celebrate after narrow wins over the Assadi Consulting inc ( Division 2)

As expected-from both sides that  played throughout a bunch of close regular season games, this round wasn’t any different. The games were marked by intense action, close scores , and impressive plays-from both sides. The Degenerates demonstrated their resilience and teamwork, facing tough challenges posed by the Assadi Consulting inc. The first encounter barely landed in their favour squeezing out a 3-2 victory. There was no question something had to give in order for this series to extend and keep the Assadi Consulting inc playoff hopes alive. Initially, the Assadi Consulting inc had the start they had hoped for jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Despite plenty of time left over, the Degenerates were on the ropes knowing that it would take a valiant effort in order to bounce back. At certain points, the Assadi Consulting inc missed out on extending their margin. R.Ranieri made some crucial timely saves which only inspired his club to bounce back. Eventually, the Degenerates levelled the score erasing a 2-0 deficit setting the stage for a dramatic finish. With neither side getting it done in regulation time, a dreaded shootout stood in the way of where this series was headed. After numerous attempts with no clear indication of who would prevail, T.Settino scored on the fifth round of the shootout which required a huge save by R.Ranieri in order to cap off a memorable and exciting finish to the series.

(2)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(3) Game 1

(4)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(5) S.O Game 2

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Angelos Ekonomakis of the Classics. As good as your team is in front of you, allowing only one goal against the Orient is quite a feat. The Classics are advancing to the final in large part due to their net minder, who was once again absolutely stellar allowing only one single shot to beat him in four periods.

The stage is now set for an intense and highly anticipated rival final in the first division between the Classics and the Dragons. This match up promises to be a thrilling showdown with both teams eager to assert their claim to glory. While the Classics have the hardware to show for winning the division a multiple times, the Dragons will take the opportunity to dethrone a dynasty team in the Classics.  In order for that to happen, A.Ekonomakis has to be human in net. If the net minder plays atop of his game coupled with the existing fire power the Classics already have, then expect another repeat for the current champs.

As for the second division, the Degenerates will have a date with the Sharpshooters for all the marbles. Both teams know each other to well which will require some basic strategies along with limiting their mistakes. Both teams will look to their go to players to make significant contributions. Whether through skilful offensive plays , solid defense or brilliant goaltending, each team will seek to outperform the other and claim the coveted championship title.

2023-12-07
E Division playoffs round 1

Thursday December 7

K.Kuczmarski takes centre stage with late three point surge for the Altius

(4)Altius vs Chiefs(3) O.T

It looked like J.Gagne’s third period power play goal put the Chiefs in a favourable position to defeat the Altius. Up 3-1 with half a frame remaining coupled with the fact that P-O Girouard is the one protecting the cage, its almost a very safe bet that this game was going to favour the Chiefs. However, the narrative took a dramatic turn when Altius, fuelled with determination and resilience, mounted a late game comeback, scoring two crucial goals to level the score. K.Kuczmarski was the catalyst orchestrating the comeback as the skilled forward did it all by scoring first while setting up A.Alonso for the equaliser. Now that both sides headed for the extra time, K.Kuczmarski was just getting warmed up by bagging the games biggest tally to secure a come-from behind win. The two late goals and the subsequent surge highlighted Altius’s ability to perform under pressure and turned the game into a memorable and exiting finish. The Chiefs had hoped for better, but had another shot at getting it right as they took on the Black Knights later in a double header night.

Krazy Train save best for last in third period takeover (E division playoffs, round 1)

(7)Krazy Train vs Rated R(5)

In what was a must win game, the Krazy Train staged a remarkable takeover in the third period to secure a nice victory over Rated R. The third period witnessed a flurry of goals and intense action, with the Krazy Train turning the tide to overcome Rated R. The collective effort of the team , coupled with the standout performances of J.Morina and M.Argiris , showcased the resilience and skill necessary for success in a playoff game. Rated R looked fine with their overall game after two solid periods. They led 4-3, and had the bodies to potentially wear down a shortened bench by the Krazy Train. Rather than taking it to them, the opposite effect happened instead. It was the Krazy Train that looked to have the extra gear and pace to out work Rated R. Sometimes, an adrenaline rush after a good shift is enough to keep the batteries going for the long haul. All nine players including G.Follano guarding the cage played a significant role in their teams success.

Black Knights outpace Chiefs team that played earlier

(6)Black Knights vs Chiefs(1)

Eventually, the Black Knights dominated a fatigued Chiefs team securing a convincing 6-1 win. The Chiefs did their part for a good portion by keeping the Black Knights off the score sheet. It wasn’t till the four minute mark of the second period for J-P Moquin to finally get on board. What makes that goal devastating for the Chiefs was that it came in a shorthanded situation. In these types of scenarios, you cant afford to fall behind when you’re a man up. Maybe playing with the slight lead  could have complicated matters fro the Black Knights. Unfortunately, the tally spelled the downfall for a team that just couldn’t keep up. The Black Knights had a massive second period surge where they riffled four straight tallies to put the game out of reach. Goals came by four different players until C.Gingras and D.Greco posted their second by the third. The game than reached a point where the only statistical value was to see if D.Delaronde was going to preserve his shutout. However, with just under six minutes to go, the Chiefs made sure to bury their power play chance thanks to T.Canuel. The rout demonstrated the impact of fatigue on performance in back to back games, as the Black Knights capitalised on the opportunity to secure a decisive win.

Armadillos take over in third period to take out rival Brew Crew (E division playoffs, round 1)

(4)Armadillos vs Brew Crew(2)

The game unfolded with both teams engaged in a closely contested battle, knowing that the stakes were high. The Brew Crew might have put up a strong fight, but the Armadillos determined play in the third period proved to be the turning point. They rode three consecutive goals coming in all forms. First, K.Koutsogiannopoulos snapped the tie on the power play. Then, P.Legatos widened the gap by two even strength, and finally M.Arkalis put the icing on the cake on a huge shorthanded marker. The Brew Crew, despite their efforts, couldn’t withstand the Armadillos surge, leading to their elimination-from the playoffs. Goals came-from different players which is expected for how well rounded the Armadillos are built. Both goaltenders gave their side a fair opportunity to win the game, but it was C.Stavriadis that got the better of his counter part C.Muccino. The turning point could be argued when the Brew Crew took a third period penalty that enabled K.Koutsogiannopoulos to break the tie, and ultimately pave the road to a hard fought win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Kuczmarski of the Altius. With his side looking down and out, K.Kuczmarski went on a game changing run providing three huge points that included the final dagger in overtime.

The E division is now down to its final four teams. The semi final match ups are as follows:

(1)Generals vs Krazy Train(5) This clash promises intense competition as both sides are eager to reach the final. Knowing each others tendencies will come into play. The Krazy Train know to be aware at the Generals firepower up front, and need to make it a point to play a solid defensive game. As long as G.Follano see’s that shot-from the outside, the Krazy Train will look for some timely counter attacks in order to catch the Generals off guard. Expect plenty of action from-the two sides that will compete extremely hard and provide a ton of thrilling moments.

(2)Fatal Demons vs Armadillos(3) This semi final match up will feature two teams that are built with plenty of depth due to their deep rosters. There should be no reason why this particular encounter wont be tightly contested. Each team have multiple weapons at their disposal. Key players, strategic line ups, and tactical decisions will likely play crucial roles in determining the outcome of the series.

Open & E division

Thursday December 7

K.Kuczmarski takes centre stage with late three point surge for the Altius

(4)Altius vs Chiefs(3) O.T

It looked like J.Gagne’s third period power play goal put the Chiefs in a favourable position to defeat the Altius. Up 3-1 with half a frame remaining coupled with the fact that P-O Girouard is the one protecting the cage, its almost a very safe bet that this game was going to favour the Chiefs. However, the narrative took a dramatic turn when Altius, fuelled with determination and resilience, mounted a late game comeback, scoring two crucial goals to level the score. K.Kuczmarski was the catalyst orchestrating the comeback as the skilled forward did it all by scoring first while setting up A.Alonso for the equaliser. Now that both sides headed for the extra time, K.Kuczmarski was just getting warmed up by bagging the games biggest tally to secure a come-from behind win. The two late goals and the subsequent surge highlighted Altius’s ability to perform under pressure and turned the game into a memorable and exiting finish. The Chiefs had hoped for better, but had another shot at getting it right as they took on the Black Knights later in a double header night.

Krazy Train save best for last in third period takeover (E division playoffs, round 1)

(7)Krazy Train vs Rated R(5)

In what was a must win game, the Krazy Train staged a remarkable takeover in the third period to secure a nice victory over Rated R. The third period witnessed a flurry of goals and intense action, with the Krazy Train turning the tide to overcome Rated R. The collective effort of the team , coupled with the standout performances of J.Morina and M.Argiris , showcased the resilience and skill necessary for success in a playoff game. Rated R looked fine with their overall game after two solid periods. They led 4-3, and had the bodies to potentially wear down a shortened bench by the Krazy Train. Rather than taking it to them, the opposite effect happened instead. It was the Krazy Train that looked to have the extra gear and pace to out work Rated R. Sometimes, an adrenaline rush after a good shift is enough to keep the batteries going for the long haul. All nine players including G.Follano guarding the cage played a significant role in their teams success.

Black Knights outpace Chiefs team that played earlier

(6)Black Knights vs Chiefs(1)

Eventually, the Black Knights dominated a fatigued Chiefs team securing a convincing 6-1 win. The Chiefs did their part for a good portion by keeping the Black Knights off the score sheet. It wasn’t till the four minute mark of the second period for J-P Moquin to finally get on board. What makes that goal devastating for the Chiefs was that it came in a shorthanded situation. In these types of scenarios, you cant afford to fall behind when you’re a man up. Maybe playing with the slight lead  could have complicated matters fro the Black Knights. Unfortunately, the tally spelled the downfall for a team that just couldn’t keep up. The Black Knights had a massive second period surge where they riffled four straight tallies to put the game out of reach. Goals came by four different players until C.Gingras and D.Greco posted their second by the third. The game than reached a point where the only statistical value was to see if D.Delaronde was going to preserve his shutout. However, with just under six minutes to go, the Chiefs made sure to bury their power play chance thanks to T.Canuel. The rout demonstrated the impact of fatigue on performance in back to back games, as the Black Knights capitalised on the opportunity to secure a decisive win.

Armadillos take over in third period to take out rival Brew Crew (E division playoffs, round 1)

(4)Armadillos vs Brew Crew(2)

The game unfolded with both teams engaged in a closely contested battle, knowing that the stakes were high. The Brew Crew might have put up a strong fight, but the Armadillos determined play in the third period proved to be the turning point. They rode three consecutive goals coming in all forms. First, K.Koutsogiannopoulos snapped the tie on the power play. Then, P.Legatos widened the gap by two even strength, and finally M.Arkalis put the icing on the cake on a huge shorthanded marker. The Brew Crew, despite their efforts, couldn’t withstand the Armadillos surge, leading to their elimination-from the playoffs. Goals came-from different players which is expected for how well rounded the Armadillos are built. Both goaltenders gave their side a fair opportunity to win the game, but it was C.Stavriadis that got the better of his counter part C.Muccino. The turning point could be argued when the Brew Crew took a third period penalty that enabled K.Koutsogiannopoulos to break the tie, and ultimately pave the road to a hard fought win.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Kuczmarski of the Altius. With his side looking down and out, K.Kuczmarski went on a game changing run providing three huge points that included the final dagger in overtime.

The E division is now down to its final four teams. The semi final match ups are as follows:

(1)Generals vs Krazy Train(5) This clash promises intense competition as both sides are eager to reach the final. Knowing each others tendencies will come into play. The Krazy Train know to be aware at the Generals firepower up front, and need to make it a point to play a solid defensive game. As long as G.Follano see’s that shot-from the outside, the Krazy Train will look for some timely counter attacks in order to catch the Generals off guard. Expect plenty of action from-the two sides that will compete extremely hard and provide a ton of thrilling moments.

(2)Fatal Demons vs Armadillos(3) This semi final match up will feature two teams that are built with plenty of depth due to their deep rosters. There should be no reason why this particular encounter wont be tightly contested. Each team have multiple weapons at their disposal. Key players, strategic line ups, and tactical decisions will likely play crucial roles in determining the outcome of the series.

2023-12-06
Senators winners of Wednesday Draft division

Wednesday December 6 (Final)

Senators triumph over Rangers in championship game

(5)Rangers vs Senators( 8 )

Right-from the opening moments, the Senators seized control of the game and never relinquished their lead. The Rangers put up a valiant fight , but the Senators cohesive teamwork and strategy provided to be a deciding factor in this championship run. The Senators defensive efforts were commendable as they identified the threats on the other side making it very difficult for the Rangers to get their way. M.Mascitto  was also pivotal for his teams success as the net minder stood tall making all the key and necessary saves. Many things went right for the Senators in an important night. Two of their goals came on penalty shots with M.Estrela and T.Settino burying their chances. Out of his clubs eight total goals, T.Settino was an offensive force to be reckoned with, netting an impressive fours tallies  and an assist. The intensity of the game was palpable, with both teams leaving it all on the court. As the final buzzer sounded, the Senators celebrated their hard fought victory, hoisting the championship trophy in the air. The Rangers, while falling short in the championship quest, displayed sportsmanship and determination throughout the game. In the end, this final will be remembered as a thrilling contest, with the Senators emerging as deserving victors. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to the Senators for getting it done.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Settino of the Senators. As the Senators top forward, T.Settino’s leadership and performance served as a catalyst for the teams success. What he did tonight by scoring four goals and an assist came to no ones surprise, as he’s been doing it all season long.

2023-12-05
Ducks winners of Tuesday Draft division

Tuesday December 5 (Final)

Ducks clinch championship in overtime thriller

(9)Ducks vs Canucks(8) O.T

In a heart stopping championship showdown, the Ducks emerged victorious in a nail-biting 9-8 overtime thriller against their resilient rivals , the Canucks. The game was a roller coaster of emotions , with the Ducks displaying unwavering determination as they battled-from behind to secure the coveted championship title. Apart-from the games first goal, the Ducks faced a challenging game playing-from behind the entire time. There were moments that they would level, but never had the chance to play ahead. The Canucks benefited on their chances with last weeks offensive threat T.Nardelli, who came off another whopping six goal game. Although faced with a slight hurdle to overcome, the Ducks kept battling back with a fierce determination to overcome the deficit. The game reached new heights as both sides kept going back in forth with so much on the line. With L.Bucci notching his second for the equaliser, this contest was headed for extra time where it was anyone’s game. The championship was now hanging in the balance, and the atmosphere in the court reached a fever pitch as the fans waited in anticipation to see who would prevail. Overtime is played in a four vs four format which provides a ton of extra space for the players. And since ball possession is essential, the Ducks made sure to carry the play until creating a decent scoring opportunity. After receiving a mid court pass by his captain, D.Galloro’s precision and power-from his shot found its way through with the games deciding goal. The tally triggered an explosion of joy for his teammates as they swarmed D.Galloro in celebration of what just had happened. The Ducks journey to victory was a testament to their battling spirit and never say die attitude. Down multiple times throughout the game , they refused to be deterred, and quacked their way back into contention. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to the Ducks for winning the Tuesday Draft division.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Galloro of the Ducks. As the game headed into overtime, the spotlight shifted to D.Galloro, who delivered a hat trick to remember. His three goals and two assists showcased not only his scoring prowess, but his ability to rise to the occasion when it mattered the most. It was only fitting that the leader in points after the regular season would make a direct impact for his club. Quack Qauck Qauck

2023-12-04
4vs4 Monday

Monday December 4

Degenerates offense comes to life in second encounter with the Assadi Consulting inc

Despite facing some challenges after a low scoring loss, the Degenerates displayed a renewed energy and determination entering the second encounter. The Assadi Consulting inc hoped to duplicate an identical game plan by neutralising the Degenerates offense. Rather than limiting their chances and keeping them off the score sheet, the lanes opened up instead with different players finally finding the back of the net for the Degenerates. They led 4-1 early in the last frame as they looked to shut the door by applying a solid defensive game. Since the Assadi Consulting inc couldn’t quite generate high end chances, they removed their net minder for the extra room. The necessary gamble paid off for three straight goals that turned a huge deficit into a tie game. Out of nowhere, this contest looked to be headed for extra time. But after an unfortunate mishap, the Assadi Consulting inc paid the price when the Degenerates captain made sure to bury his breakaway chance. As likely expected before the night started, this mini series ended in another split between these two teams.

(3)Assadi consulting inc vs Degenerates(1)

(4)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(5)

Peters clicking at the right time in two game sweep of Punishers (Playoffs , round 1 of first division)

In a thrilling opening game between the Peters and the Punishers, the match ended in a dramatic fashion with the Peters securing the victory in a shootout with the help of their captain and their goaltender. J.Morina displayed nerves of steel as he approached the Punishers net minder scoring a crucial goal that ultimately decided game one of this series. Losing in that fashion prompted the Punishers to add a little more juice to their game. In the large part, they followed their assignments and looked in pretty good shape when C.Stamadianos broke a 1-1 tie with just over four minutes to go. However, the Peters determined to change the course of the contest, unleashed a quick flurry of goals. Within the blink of an eye, the Peters players capitalised on opportunities that they generated out of desperation. Scoring twice in ten seconds, they not only equalised the score but also claimed the lead thanks to their captain once more J.Morina. The Punishers were left stunned but didn’t let go in hopes of evening the score. Unfortunately, with C.Fortin playing lights out-from the beginning of the night, the net minder was to dialled in making sure nothing would beat him. These two wins now send the Peters into the semi final round as the competition gets fiercer in a very demanding division.

(4)The Peters vs Punishers(3) S.O Game 1

(3)The Peters vs Punishers(2) Game 2

Sharpshooters storm out of gate riding four first period goals

It didn’t take long for the Sharpshooters to set the tone in one of their last regular season games. The early lead that erupted into four consecutive goals undoubtedly provided a significant confidence boost allowing them to control the flow of the game. Scoring a hat trick in one single period is a rare accomplishment, and often requires a high skill set and perhaps some help-from your teammates. D.Greco contributed with three primary assists enabling his sniper M.Kardum to finish off three nice plays. Once the Sharpshooters built a sufficient lead, it was now up to the Snipers to figure out a way to bounce back. And although they managed to get that next tally, M.Vinciguerra and the rest of the Sharp Shooters focused their attention-from scoring to a more defensive strategy as they aimed to defend their lead. With game one in the books, the Sharpshooters remained focused as they searched to making it two in a row against the front runners of the division. The game remained close with neither side figuring out the goaltenders. Then, an unfortunate play halted the game , and both sides had to settle for the tie.

(4)Sharpshooters vs Snipers(1)

(0)Sharpshooters vs Snipers(0)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Johnny Morina of the Peters. His ability to find the back of the net in consecutive games at crucial moments played a huge role as to why his team is advancing to the next round. The captain scored a big second goal in the opening game before netting the winner in a shootout. Then, in game 2 , the cerebral forward was at it again, this time snapping a 2-2 tie with less than three minutes remaining.

With the Peters defeating the Punishers in the first round of the playoffs, they’ll now take on the first place Dragons in the semi finals of the first division. The match promises to be a highly anticipated showdown between two very familiar hockey teams. The Dragons, known for their strong defensive play and offensive prowess, pose a significant challenge to the Peters. A.Mirolla and J.Mandracchia will be players to watch for. As for the Peters, they’ll enter the semi finals with some confidence off a pair of key victories led by their captain J.Morina and other role players like M.Argiris, who registered five assists in tonight’s wins over the Punishers. Goaltending will also play a pivotal role. Expect an exciting set of events in this particular battle. The other semi final match up will feature the Classics taking on the Orient. This series promises to be a thrilling clash of talent vs talent. While the Classics have C.Gingras and J.Gagne as some high profile players, the Orient have the same in M.David and O.Wahid. What makes both these teams special is that there are no weaknesses. Both sides have a wide range of skilled, gritty and determined players along with two incredible goaltenders protecting the cage. For any betting person, its best to leave this one aside.

The second division regular season came to an end with all four teams participating in the semi final round. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Snipers vs Sharpshooters(4) Both teams will bring their unique strengths. For the Snipers, the formula is quite simple, and that’s to out work the Sharpshooters on every single play. As long as they play to their identity, chances will occur and the tempo will remain high. On the other hand, the Sharpshooters have their big three in their back end that create a lot of offense for the forwards that can benefit at any given moment. If they can showcase their offensive prowess and maintain a strong defensive presence , they’ll be in good position to compete with the division leaders.

(2)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(3) When teams are evenly matched like in this particular case, it becomes a question of doing all the little things right. Limiting mistakes will perhaps be the key difference as to who will prevail. Both teams will be aware of their surroundings as they’ll patiently wait to make the right play in hopes of beating the goaltenders. Taking a lead will be vital, as will the goaltending between R.Ranieri of the Degenerates and P.Assadi of the Assadi Consulting inc.

2023-12-03
Canadiens winners of Sunday draft division

Sunday December 3(Final)

Canadiens secure championship in  victory over Bruins

(4)Bruins vs Canadiens(7)

The atmosphere was electric as the top two seeds battled it out in a game that will be remembered for its intensity and plenty of action. It was evident that both teams were hungry for success. Since the Bruins had a depleted line up, a good start was important in order to try and avoid chasing the game. Unfortunately, they fell behind early, but kept the game extremely close ensuring that the championship remained within reach. The Canadiens worked to their identity keeping their opponent off the score sheet for a very long period of time. As the game entered its latter stages, the Canadiens continued to apply pressure capitalising on some important chances that saw G.DeStefano and G.Santacroce riffle their second of the game. The Bruins, battling fatigue and a shortage of players, fought valiantly to stay in the contest. Their goaltender made some remarkable saves, keeping hope alive for a comeback. Despite the Bruins efforts however, the Canadiens stood firm, maintaining their lead and fending off the Bruins offensive pushes. As the final buzzer sounded, the crowd erupted in cheers, signalling the Canadiens triumph and the clinching of the Sunday division championship. The trophy presentation marked the culmination of a seasons worth of hard work, dedication and passion for the game. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to the Canadiens for claiming the Sunday Draft division title.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Tzouvadakis of the Canadiens. The championship title not only belongs to the Canadiens as a team, but also to the individuals who rose to the occasion when it mattered the most, especially their net minder that stood tall the entire time.