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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
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.

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.

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.

2023-11-30
E Division and Open

Thursday November 30

A.Belanger shines with 5 assists and a goal for the Brew Crew

(3)HC Fennecs vs Brew Crew( 8 )

Despite giving up an early goal, it was the Brew Crew that owned the opening frame on four unanswered tallies. A.Belanger wasted no time making his presence felt using his vision to set up C.Magri and L.Verta on two occasions each. His offensive prowess was on full display adding an early second period goal before capping off his productive night with a late assist. The chemistry among the Brew Crew players was evident, as they seamlessly moved the ball and capitalised on their chances. The HC Fennecs found themselves on their heels, unable to contain the multifaceted threat that the Brew Crew posed, and perhaps more so A.Belanger. The Brew Crew haven’t been to pleased on their recent performances as the playoffs are approaching. Maybe tonight’s result will help them steer the wheel in the right direction as they look to be a respectable force in the post season.

Black Knights surge in third period, C.Gingras makes immediate impact with 4 points

(6)Black Knights vs Altius(2)

In a closely contested battle, the Black Knights emerged victorious in a thrilling matchup against the Altius, breaking a 2-2 tie deadlock with an explosive third period that saw them net four consecutive goals. The turning point of the game came with the remarkable performance of C.Gingras, who was able to snap the tie on the power play as part of a productive four point night. It didn’t take long after the huge tally for P.Musto to follow up. The veteran widened the gap by two before setting up D.Lombardi shortly after for a second Black Knights power play marker. The Black Knights found a way to change gears in the final stretch in order to separate themselves-from a well rounded a opponent. The Altius, would liked to avoid visiting the penalty box, but were stuck trying to kill off a pair of power plays. Unfortunately, they couldn’t win the battle of the special teams which came to hurt them in the end. It may have come in a losing cause, but P.Arkalis along with the help of A.Kobayati were clearly the Altius’s two best players sharing two points each.

Generals pull away in second period, claim regular season division title

( 8 )Generals vs Armadillos(5)

In a high scoring and action packed showdown, the Generals orchestrated a formidable surge in the second period to overcome the Armadillos, clinching an 8-5 triumph. The win propelled them to the coveted top spot in the division standings. The first period was marked by intense back and forth play, with both teams trading two goal apiece.  However, it was in the second period that the Generals truly came alive, turning the tide decisively in their favour. The three goal surge saw different players take turns finding the back of the net. The Armadillos did get the final word before the frame ended thanks to N.Kakouras narrowing the gap by two. In hopes of building off that late tally, the Armadillos were unable to make any ground with the Generals applying a constant wave of pressure. J-R Turgeon came up big posting back to back tallies while setting up J.Cote’s second late in the game. As they celebrated their victory, the Generals took pride in jumping a couple of spots which makes them the regular season division winners, giving them also a first round bye and a direct spot to the semi final.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Belanger of the Brew Crew. His offensive onslaught showcased a combination of finesse, vision and ability to score. Six of the eight goals scored by the Brew Crew stemmed-from A.Belanger, who will play a big role if his club is to go far in the post season.

As the dust settles on the E Thursday regular season, the anticipation for playoff hockey reaches a fever pitch. The final standings have paved the way for exciting match ups, with the Armadillos preparing to face off a very familiar opponent in the Brew Crew. The Armadillos will carry some unfinished business as they look to get some redemption against last winters champs. So far this season, the Armadillos have shown way more consistency compared to an average regular season by the Brew Crew. But playoff hockey is a different animal, and the Brew Crew look to play for the big moment. Although the Armadillos enter as favourites, this first round match up will be a dogfight. The other game will feature Rated R taking on the Krazy Train. This contest will be a test of limiting mistakes. Rated R have the structure and discipline to do all the little things right, and should be comfortable about their overall game. While the Krazy Train have the potential to do the same, they haven’t shown it enough throughout the regular season. If they could put it all together in a one game do or die match up, than anything is possible. Look for this to be a close battle till the end. The winners of this current round will face off against the top two seeds that will be watching-from the side lines. The Generals and the Fatal Demons skipped the first round for finishing in the top two spots with the Generals owning the tie breaker for first place.

2023-11-29
Draft League Wednesday playoffs

Thursday November 29(Semi finals)

Thrilling comeback falls short as Oilers succumb to Senators

(5)Senators vs Oilers(4)

For a good solid 30 minutes, the Senators had everything go right for them as they built a nice 4-0 cushion. M.Estrela finished off a couple of nice plays, and M.Mascitto was holding the fort in net yet to concede a goal. However, the Oilers didn’t let the initial set back dampen their spirits. The mind set was simple, get the next tally and take it a shift at a time. Finally, M.Lauzon provided the spark for the Oilers that finally got his side on board. Although the deficit was still an uphill battle, the Oilers knew they had enough time to climb out of a hole. The team was able to rally together and apply a ton of pressure which put the Senators playing on their heels. With only two minutes left to go, S.Ouellette scored a fluky goal that put the Oilers within a shot away-from tying the game. There is no question that the Senators started to feel some panic and unease with still enough time for an epic collapse. But by remaining focused, the Senators kept their composure and simply defended well while patiently bleeding out the clock.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Monika Estrela of the Senators.  In the midst of an intense playoff game, M.Estrela brings her game to another level emerging as the undeniable difference maker netting two big goals and a crucial assist.

Rangers triumph in thriller as Hurricanes comeback effort falls short

(4)Rangers vs Hurricanes(3)

In a back and forth battle that had the players running on emotion, the Rangers made that one late crucial play that ultimately decided the fate of this series. The Hurricanes fought back a couple of times to level, but never had the luxury to play in front. The contest was dead even at three goals apiece with less than three minutes to go. Neither side wanted to make a mistake with so much on the line. That being said, something was to give, and that’s when A.Cavalieri seized the moment by snapping the late tie. Like throughout the entire game, the final minutes intensified even more as the Hurricanes kept making a push for a desperate equaliser. No matter how hard they tried to break the barrier, D.Apikian stood in the way making the big key saves that enabled his side to punch a ticket to the final.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Apikian of the Rangers. In a game filled with heart stopping moments and late game heroics , goaltender D.Apikian stood tall between the pipes turning away shots while demonstrating remarkable poise under pressure.

The stage is now set for a highly anticipated final between the Senators and the Rangers. After both sides went through a heart breaking semi final round, expect the final to live up to the hype. Although the Senators wont match the Rangers speed, experience will side with the Senators as they’ll look to formulate a nice little game plan to keep their opposition in check.  The Senators and the Rangers will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of victory. Hockey enthusiast can mark their calendars for what promises to be a memorable Wednesday night showdown between two formidable teams.

2023-11-28
Draft League Tuesday semi finals

Tuesday November 28(Semi Finals)

Canucks dynamic duo T.Nardelli and T.Perluzzo shine in thumping victory over Penguins

(4)Penguins vs Canucks(13)

In what was expected to be a stunning playoff showdown between the Penguins and Canucks didn’t quite turn out that way. The Penguins carried their identity as a solid defensive team, but tonight looked completely out of sync unable to slow down a much more determined Canucks side. Things started to spiral into one direction once T.Nardelli got the Canucks on board. From-there, it was evident that the Canucks meant business. T.Nardelli and T.Perluzzo quickly established their presence on the rink, showcasing instant chemistry as the two caused fits for the Penguins defense and goaltender. Both players went on to combine for a whopping 14 points that saw Nardelli strike six times. Their ability to read each others plays and anticipate the oppositions moves created seamless offensive strategies that left the Penguins in disarray. The Canucks defense also played a crucial role in the victory, stifling the Penguins attempts to do anything right. For a game that had so much on the line, the Penguins couldn’t have picked a worse night to lay an egg.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Nardelli of the Canucks. The forwards impact was felt throughout most of the match keeping the Penguins defense and goaltender on high alert. By the time it was said and done, the sharpshooter bagged an impressive six goals and an assist.

Ducks soar to victory with team effort, B.Verducci stands tall in net

(9)Ducks vs Sharks(5)

From-the outset, both teams displayed a relentless determination to secure a pivotal playoff victory. The Ducks, however, proved to be the more cohesive unit, with  efforts coming throughout their entire line-up. D.Galloro led the charge up front with four goals while K.Tsoukalas buried three that included perhaps a game changing penalty shot goal. While the offensive firepower fuelled the Ducks success, goaltender B.Verducci stole the show with a remarkable display of skill and agility. The net minder kept the Ducks playing ahead by stopping five straight penalty shots. There was no question that those attempts were the defining moments of this game. The Ducks led 5-2 at one point, but the Sharks battled back to even the score on three quick goals. Once tied, K.Tsoukalas made sure to bury his chance on a penalty shot for the Ducks regaining the lead which translated into a surge for a strong finish for the Ducks. The Ducks defensive efforts complimented Verducci’s stellar performance , effectively limiting the Sharks scoring opportunities and creating turnovers that led to offensive chances. The teams commitment to a strong two way game was a key factor in securing their advancement to the final.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Ducks. The goaltender delivered quite a performance denying five straight penalty shots while making a bunch of key saves that enabled his side to keep playing in front.

As the Ducks and the Canucks prepare for the final, anticipation is high as both teams eagerly wait to see which side emerges as champions. The Canucks, led by the dynamic duo of T.Nardelli and T.Perluzzo will look to continue their momentum in one final game. As for the Ducks, its all about keeping it simple. As long as they stay focused and remain patient, than its anybody’s guess who will prevail. Expect both teams to leave everything on the court in pursuit of capturing the Tuesday Draft division title.

2023-11-27
4vs4 Monday

Monday November 27

Snipers and Assadi Consulting inc swap identical scores

As the tensions continued to run high with neither team carrying an edge, N.Goncalves delivers a late blow giving the Assadi Consulting inc a narrow 3-2 lead that  would ultimately hold up for the winner. Goncalves scored his second in what was a thrilling finish between two fierce rivals. Eager to even the mini series, the Snipers enter the second game with more determination. The two sides traded a couple of first period goals leaving more to come in an exciting final frame. A.Saleh snapped the tie just two minutes in for the Snipers forcing the Assadi Consulting inc to find an answer. The Snipers, known for their defensive prowess, immediately focus on protecting their 3-2 lead. They deploy a strategic defensive formation making it extremely difficult for the Assadi Consulting inc to find openings. At one point late in the game, the Assadi Consulting inc were awarded a golden power play chance along with the goaltender pulled to try and level. And rather than creating some high end chances, the Snipers kept getting in the way by blocking shots and trapping the lanes. C.Henriquez was barely involved in net thanks to his committed fleet in front of him.

(2)Snipers vs Assadi Consulting inc(3)

(3)Snipers vs Assadi Consulting inc(2)

O.Wahid showcasing  unparalleled skill in Orients wins over the Hustlers

The first half of the game unfolds with both teams keeping it extremely tight. C.Stavriadis and M.Jobin have yet to concede a goal as both sides tried finding ways to break the spell. As the final frame began, the Orient finally got on board rattling off three of the games four goals. The key marker came by their captain F.Nasser as the d-man snapped a 1-1 tie barely a minute after P.Assadi got the Hustlers on the score sheet. The Orient went on to secure the win when A.Laramee fed a yawning cage. Fresh off a hard earned win, the Orient is determined to maintain their momentum heading into the second match. Normally, it’s the losing team that shows more punch in their game as they look for redemption, but that wasn’t the case with the Orient dictating the terms early on. The Hustlers felt stunned after finding themselves behind 4-1 after the first period.  It just seemed no matter how hard the Hustlers tried to comeback, the Orient looked a step ahead. They added three more tallies by the final frame with their usual suspects running up the score. O.Wahid was responsible for all seven goals that the Orient scored as the magician with the ball collected a whopping three goals and four assists. M.David and A.Laramee each scored twice, and M.Jobin was stellar once more allowing only three tallies in four periods.

(1)Hustlers vs Orient(3)

(2)Hustlers vs Orient(7)

Sharpshooters surge late in second game to salvage a point

A combination of stellar goaltending, ,solid defense and timely goals enabled the Degenerates to get the better of the Sharpshooters in the opening game. Scoring first proved to go a long way with J.Courteau scoring not once but twice for a 2-0 cushion. Although the Sharpshooters responded to cut the lead in half, the Degenerates were able to shut them down playing the clock to their advantage. The Sharpshooters felt they needed to get on board first in the ensuing game if they planned on splitting the night. And while M.Kardum accomplished that mission early on, the Degenerates still found a way to regain control and grab an eventual lead. At one point, they jumped ahead 5-3 on scoring efforts by J.Courteau’s second multi goal game and T.Settino’s key power play goal. The Sharpshooters appeared to be down and out knowing that a two goal deficit was an uphill battle to climb against a team that doesn’t give much. However, by pulling out their net minder, the extra space played a major factor as to why they bounced back with two late goals. The two sides would then test their luck in a shootout where neither team really got an edge. The Sharpshooters didn’t have their best two games, but showed a lot of character by battling back late. As for the Degenerates, apart-from that late sequence, the team played an all around solid two games.

(1)Sharpshooters vs Degenerates(2)

(6)Sharpshooters vs Degenerates(6) S.O

Peters remain searching for answers, D.Delaronde steals the spotlight on back to back shutouts

Its no secret so far that the Peters are currently facing a challenging time with their offense. In hopes of overcoming their scoring drought, tonight only made matters worse as they went empty handed in both their losses to the Dragons. The Dragons defense proved to be a formidable obstacle for the Peters attack. Despite concerted efforts to create scoring chances, the Peters find it challenging to breach the Dragons solid defensive lines and especially the goaltender. D.Delaronde was lights out stopping every single shot in four consecutive periods As long as the Dragons scored at least once, the net minder was comfortable in his abilities to make a difference. D.Lombradi and A.Ponzo got the two lone goals in the opener. As for the second tilt, P.Musto added a pair while D.Lombardi and B.Daniele scored as well. These consecutive losses without scoring may prompt the Peters to reassess their offensive strategies and make adjustments to overcome their current challenges. In a division where every team defends the way they do, scoring first will come a long way. The Peters may not need to bury many, but have to figure a way to get on board first.

(0)The Peters vs Dragons(2)

(0)The Peters vs Dragons(4)

Goaltenders dominance, Chris and Angelos Ekonomakis absolutely brilliant for their respective clubs

The match ups between the Classics and the Punishers witnessed and extraordinary goaltending display. If not for C.Ekonomakis of the Punishers and C.Ekonomakis of the Classics guarding the cage, the scores would resemble one of football game. Instead, the two were extremely dialled in making more than their fair share of jaw dropping saves. While the goaltending battle was evenly matched, the Classics ultimately secured both wins over the Punishers due to their way deeper bench. What more can you say about a player like C.Gingras that was involved in nearly every goal. His versatility was evident in his ability to adapt to different game situations. Whether its creating  scoring chances, playing a two way game, or contributing defensively when needed, Cingras has it all when it comes to a ball hockey player. There is no question that the Classics are a legit contender of the division. As much as A.Ekonomakis and C.Gingras are a major asset, the Classics have to much depth in their arsenal with players such as J.Gagne, K.Duplin, the Kakivelis bothers and that’s just to name a few. Although beatable, teams will need to play at their best if they stand a chance.

(2)Punishers vs Classics(5)

(0)Punishers vs Classics(4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dakota Delaronde of the Dragons. After capturing his first impressive shutout , D.Delaronde carries the momentum in the second match duplicating his efforts once more by going flawless the rest of the way.

Division 1 regular season came to an end on Monday night. With the top three seeds waiting for their semi final match, the fourth place Peters will take on the fifth place Punishers for the fourth seed in which the winner will take on the division leading Dragons. The other semi final game is determined already with the Orient squaring off against the Classics.

2023-11-23
E Division and Open

Thursday November 23

Fatal Demons thrive in second period to edge out Generals

(3)Generals vs Fatal Demons(4)

While both teams testing the waters in a slow opening frame, it was by the second period that the Fatal Demons unleashed a relentless attack. They managed to thrive during that time scoring three crucial goals to pull ahead 3-1 at one point. The Generals knew they had to get that next tally in order to keep a close gap. Luckily enough, J.Brunet was able to provide it by the time the frame ended leaving a full 15 minutes of hockey to unfold in a tightly contested battle. After scoring the Fatal Demons third goal, T.Langiano wasn’t done yet adding his second on the power play that snapped a fairly late 3-3 tie. The Generals may have fell behind, but had enough time to equalise in what was a nail biting ending. If not for R.Ranieri coming through in the dying moments, this contest would have needed the extra time. Instead, the goaltender came up big at a time of need which enabled the Fatal Demons to squeak out a nice earned win over the Generals.

Armadillos go into cruise control in rout of HC Fennecs

(11)Armadillos vs HC Fennecs(1)

It really didn’t take long for the Armadillos to set the tone rattling off six goals by the time the first period ended. The HC Fennecs had no answers on how to slow down the attack which only discourages a team to taking a positive approach. The Armadillos continued to unload in the second period adding five more tallies to cap off the game due to the ten goal mercy rule. The one sided nature of the game allowed the Armadillos to experiment with different strategies as they prepare for a bigger and more tested playoff season ahead. Many contributed which came to be expected when scoring eleven goals. Led by their captain, J.Kontitsis found the back of the net three times while K.Koutsogiannopoulos and N.Chiminian each popped in a pair. The interesting thing about this contest was that the HC Fennecs struck first only 40 seconds in thanks to M.Boudjeltia as the only player to solve C.Stavriadis.

Krazy Train out of sync in deserved loss to Rated R

(5)Krazy Train vs Rated R( 8 )

The first period started with both sides working their power plays with Rated R escaping it on a 2-1 lead when M.DelGaudio buried his chance with the man up. As the game progressed by the second frame, the Krazy Train began to falter, making some crucial mistakes in their own end that turned into goals for  Rated R. P.Nackhle was instrumental bagging two big markers and an assist to help provide a 5-2 lead before the third period began. While the Krazy Train were stuck facing adversity, they tried to mount a comeback, but couldn’t make any ground with Rated R finishing off their plays. M.DelGaudio went on to add his second while P.Nackhle had more in him notching a hat trick. The Krazy Train couldn’t really do much when trailing because of how committed Rated R was  playing without the ball. And while F.Baratta wasn’t overly busy, the net minder made a few big saves at key moments to keep the lead going for his club.

J-P Moquin captures the moment netting OT winner vs rival Chiefs

(2)Chiefs vs Black Knights(3) O.T

In a thrilling match up between the Black Knights and the Chiefs, the game reached an electrifying climax as J-P Moquin scored the overtime winner , securing a 3-2 win for the Black Knights. The regulation time saw both teams engaged in a tight battle as expected-from two top teams going at it. T.Ferreira got the Black knights on board first, and was able to tie the game on the power play when the Chiefs notched back to back tallies by K.Duplin and E.Mavroudis. The third period remained close with neither team providing any slight edge. Perhaps, that was due to P-O Girouard of the Chiefs and C.Ekonomakis of the Black Knights standing tall in net. With that kind of goaltending, it takes a near perfect play or precise shot to find its way through. Since regulation time wasn’t enough for a winner, some extra sudden death time was required in order for something to give. The overtime period began with heightened intensity as both teams sought to avoid a shootout and secure the win in extra minutes. Eventually, a pivotal moment occurred, and that’s when J-P Moquin seized the opportunity to beat P-O Girouard for a rare time.

Rated R find extra gear by third period to complete a perfect double header night

(4)Brew Crew vs Rated R(7)

You would have to figure that the Brew Crew had the advantage entering the third period tied 4-4 versus a team that just played an hour earlier. Instead, it was Rated R turning up the intensity by finding an extra gear and enough fuel in the tank to down the Brew Crew on three unanswered goals. Sometimes, it just about playing smart rather than spending unnecessary energy. Rated R took the time needed to generate some opportunities while making sure to finish off their plays. It all began with T.Bozinakis breaking the deadlock tie for his second of the match. Then, just over two minutes later, P.Nackhle continued his impressive surge bagging his second accumulating his eight point in only two games. It was clear that Rated R had everything under control by then as they made it a point to eliminate any sort of danger-from the opposition. After playing six periods in a short period of time, Rated R may have been exhausted, but elated as they celebrated two very deserved wins.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Patrick Nackhle of Rated R. In a gruelling double header night, P.Nackhle had plenty to offer for Rated R as the forward was buzzing in both games collecting an impressive five goals and three assists.

2023-11-22
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday November 22

Senators defensive strategy pays off as they punch their ticket to the semis

 

(8) Senators vs Golden Knights (5)

 

The game plan going into this match-up was simple for the Senators.  Get in the shooting lanes and stay close and disrupt M.Lafleur of the Golden Knights. One of the key factors in the Senators' success was their strong team defense, which effectively stifled the Golden Knights' offensive efforts throughout the game. That’s exactly what veteran d-man S.Sicuso preached to his teammates and put into play for this contest. The Knights opened the scoring very early but couldn’t hang on as the resilient Senators battled back from two goal deficits and never relinquished their lead.  Despite their hot start, The Golden Knights just couldn’t manage any sustained offence as they found themselves facing a relentless Senators team that managed to turn the tide in their favor.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste-Dorothee player of the game goes to M. Dasilva of the Senators also known as “Hands of Cement”. The veteran turned in a solid performance with his strong play on both ends and his timely goals helped propel the Senators to the semi-final round.

 

Hurricanes offensive onslaught too much to handle for the

 

(9) Hurricanes vs Blues (4)

 

They say anything can happen in the playoffs and it’s not how you start that counts, but how you finish. The Hurricanes finished last and were taking on the powerhouse Blues who finished at the top, but that didn’t matter on this night.  The Blues started the game on a strong note, taking an early lead, but the Hurricanes quickly turned the tide in their favor with a remarkable offensive surge as the they managed to mount an impressive comeback, scoring eight unanswered goals. Led by D.Lipinski, the Hurricanes' offensive prowess proved to be the defining factor in this game, as they overwhelmed the Blues with a relentless display of teamwork and skill.  The Blues fought hard to regain control of the game, but the Hurricanes' offensive onslaught proved too much to handle. 

The Allo Mon Coco Ste-Dorothee player of the game goes to D. Lipinski of the Hurricanes. The rugged forward was on a mission and was solid all night as he contributed an impressive five points, including a hat trick.

 

Ouellette and Lauzon too much to handle as Oilers take care of Stars

 

(6) Oilers vs Stars (3)

 

On a night where upsets were prevalent, you can add this one to the list as well. Right from the start, the Oilers displayed dominance, maintaining their lead throughout the game and leaving the Stars struggling to catch up. Leading the way was S. Ouellette, who showcased remarkable skill by netting an impressive hat trick and M.Lauzon who provided 4 helpers. Ouellette's three goals were pivotal in securing the win, and the team's overall strong performance kept the Stars at bay. The Oilers' teamwork and solid defensive play prevented the Stars from gaining momentum, allowing them to control the game and ultimately clinch the well-deserved 6-3 victory.  

The Allo Mon Coco Ste-Dorothee player of the game goes to S. Ouellette of the Oilers. The speedy defenceman led the way as he was all over the place scoring three big goals.

 

 

So now the Wednesday night draft league Semi-Final will be:

 

(1) Rangers vs Hurricanes (7) This game has all the makings of an offensive slugfest, with multiple game breakers on each side, which could be a nightmare for both goaltenders and a real treat for the fans!!

 

(5) Senators vs Oilers (6) These teams are well balanced, defensively stable and resemble each other. They’ll have to rely on a team effort and a balanced attack, and both have the ability to play well with the lead, so getting on the board early will be a key factor.

 

 

 

2023-11-21
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday November 21

Canucks comeback attempt falls short as the Sharks eke out a victory

 

(5) Sharks vs Canucks(4) 

In an intense ball hockey matchup between the Sharks and the Canucks, the Sharks emerged victorious with a narrow 5-4 win. The Sharks managed to build a substantial lead at various points in the game, showcasing their offensive prowess and strategic play, with the Canucks playing catch-up hockey throughout the entire game.  However, the Canucks were relentless in their efforts to stage a comeback, consistently putting pressure on the Sharks' defense and goaltender.  Despite the Canucks' determined push, the Sharks held on to their lead, securing the win in the end. G.Papadakis of the Sharks had a 2 goal performance, including the game winner.  Despite the losing effort, F. Bichara of the Canucks, bagged a hat trick but unfortunately, his outstanding efforts weren't enough to secure the victory for the Canucks. 

 

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Georgie Papadakis of the Sharks. The slick forward has a knack for scoring timely goals and tonight contributed to the offense by notching 2 big goals, including the game winner.

 

Penguins turn on the offense and leave the Ducks in their dust

 

(11) Penguins vs Ducks(6) 

Heading into this contest, the Penguins were heavily favored, being the division leader, but the Ducks held their own for the most part. The game was close with its intense back-and-forth action, as both the Penguins and the Ducks exchanged goals, keeping the score tightly knit. However, the real turning point came after the 27th minute mark, when the Penguins seized control of the game, unleashing an unstoppable onslaught of offense. The Ducks struggled to contain the Penguins' relentless attacks, and the scoreboard soon reflected the Penguins' dominance. The Penguins' offensive prowess was on full display as they netted an impressive six consecutive goals, leaving the Ducks reeling. The Penguins built an insurmountable lead, with many players finding the scoresheet.Despite the Ducks' efforts to mount a comeback, the Penguins' defense remained resolute, thwarting any attempt to close the gap. 

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ara Kalaydjian of the Penguins. The gritty forward led the charge with an impressive 4 goal performance and was a thorn in the Ducks side form the drop of the ball.
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2023-11-20
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4vs4 Monday

Monday November 20

Punishers short bench dooms them as the Orient dominate.

It’s never a good idea showing up with a short bench, especially when facing a high-powered opponent like the Orient, who will make you pay dearly. They took full advantage of the Punishers short bench and the only reason this game was close was due to C.Ekonomakis, once again standing on his head making incredible saves.  From the opening face-off to the final buzzer, Orient showcased their prowess and skill, asserting control over the games right from the start.  Orient used their team speed to dominate as F.Nasser led the way with three goals. The Punishers did put up a fight and tried to deploy a defensive strategy, but fatigue and too much ball chasing ultimately came back to haunt them.

 

(2) Orient vs Punishers (1)

(5) Orient vs Punishers (2)

 

A.Ekonomakis rock solid goaltending completely stifles The Peters

It’s a known fact that the Classics can beat you in many ways with their numerous game-breakers up and down their line-up.  Tonight, they put on a defensive clinic led by their stellar goaltender A.Ekonomakis who made key saves and pushed aside wave after wave of The Peters attack. Not to be overshadowed, the Classics' team defense was nothing short of exceptional. Demonstrating cohesion, communication, and a relentless commitment to protecting their own zone, the Classics managed to stifle The Peters' offensive threats. The defensive unit worked seamlessly to disrupt plays, block shots, and limit scoring opportunities, ultimately providing crucial support to their goaltender.  The Peters are a veteran team and will need to regroup quickly, in order to end their current losing streak.

 

(4) Classics vs The Peters (1)

(3) Classics vs The Peters (0)

 

Assadi power their way through the Sharpshooters with their offensive firepower

In what should have been an evenly matched tune-up game leading into the playoffs, ended up being an offensive slugfest favoring Assadi. Assadi emerged victorious in both games, as the Sharpshooters simply couldn’t contain the dynamic duo of N. Chiminian and S. Kalaydjian, each recording a hat trick. Assadi’s transition game was fluid with plenty of help from the back end as veteran D-Man N.Kokovidis provided an impressive seven helpers for his teammates.  Assadi has been on a nice run as of late, clicking and building team chemistry. The Sharpshooters, on the other hand, will undoubtedly regroup, tighten up defensively and strategize to bounce back from these defeats in their upcoming games. Top of Form

 

 

 

(7) Assadi Consulting  Inc. vs Sharpshooters (4)

(8) Assadi Consulting  Inc. vs Sharpshooters (3)

 

Resilient Hustlers earn hard fought split with the Dragons.

In a match up that featured a team with a deep and full roster, the Dragons vs a team that had only one spare, the Hustlers managed to make it very interesting in earning a split. Even though the odds were stacked against them, game 1 saw the Hustlers open the scoring and then relying on overall team defense, repeatedly stifling the Dragons and with C.Stavriadis standing on his head. When you face a team like the Dragons, you know they can’t be held down for long.  They came out looking for revenge in game 2 and proceeded to overpower their opponent with their offensive barrage that couldn’t be contained with J.Scalia leading the charge with an impressive four goal performance.  Their short bench hampered the Hustlers but give them credit for splitting their double header vs a high-quality opponent.  Top of Form

 

 

 

(3) Hustlers vs Dragons (1)

(3) Hustlers vs Dragons (9)

 

The Snipers relentless style of play wears down the Degenerates

The Snipers are a tough team to play against, since they will chase down every ball, and apply constant forechecking pressure by grinding out balls in the corners.  Game 1 was a close affair, with the Degenerates storming back with two late goals courtesy of T.Settino, forcing a shootout and ending in a draw. Game 2 two was an entirely different story, with the Snipers seizing control early and never looking back. Displaying superior hustle and determination, the Snipers outpaced the Degenerates to the ball, consistently winning crucial battles along the boards and being first on the ball. The Degenerates never played with a lead and were overwhelmed by the Snipers suffocating playing style. C.Henriquez stood tall, turning away most shots fired his way and thwarting any offensive threats.

 

 

(3) Snipers vs Degenerates (3)  S.O.

(6) Snipers vs Degenerates (1)

 

 

 

The SalumiVino Player of the week goes to: A. Ekonomakis, who put on a clinic and stood on his head with his superb goaltending, limiting a high-powered offence like the Peters to just one goal over 2 games.

 

 

 

 

 

2023-11-19
Draft League Sunday

Sunday November 19

 Bruins absolutely dominate from start to finish as they annihilate the Flyers

 (11) Bruins vs Flyers (1)

 

Tonight, the Bruins really showed why they finished first overall with a commanding display of skill and precision, as they routed the Flyers with a resounding 11-1 victory. From the opening faceoff to the final buzzer, the Bruins left no room for doubt as they unleashed a relentless high-powered offense that the Flyers simply couldn't contain. The Bruins showcased their offensive prowess with an impressive performance that saw six different goal scorers finding the back of the net, with Z. St-Martin leading the way providing a hat trick and two helpers. The variety of scorers highlighted the depth and versatility of the Bruins' offensive arsenal. As they often do, the Bruins dictated the pace of the game, leaving the Flyers struggling to find any footing and searching for solutions throughout the game.

 

The Allo Mon Coco Ste-Dorothee player of the game goes to Z.St_Martin of the Bruins. Throughout the entire season, his name has always appeared on the scoresheet and tonight was no different as he managed to add five points to his tally, including a hat trick.

 

 

Overtime heroics provided by T.Bergomi as the Canadiens punch ticket to Final

 (4) Canadiens vs Red Wings (3) O.T.

 

In a truly exhilarating and thrilling playoff ball hockey showdown, the Canadiens faced off against the Red Wings in a nail-biting contest that kept fans on the edge of their seats. This game featured 2 teams that resembled each other, loaded with veterans and so it was fitting that it went the distance. The lack of discipline by both teams was astounding, with so many penalties handed out. The game was characterized by relentless back-and-forth action, with both teams demonstrating their skill and determination. As the clock ticked down in regulation, the score remained deadlocked at 3-3, setting the stage for an exhilarating overtime period. Finally, it was T. Bergomi of the Canadiens who emerged as the hero, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime and securing the thrilling 4-3 victory for his squad.

 

The Allo Mon Coco Ste-Dorothee player of the game goes to T. Bergomi of the Canadiens. He stole the spotlight and broke the Red Wing hearts as he scored his biggest goal the season thus far, propelling the Canadiens to the Final.

 

 

So now the Sunday night draft league final will be:

 

(1) Bruins vs Canadiens (2) Wow…get your popcorn ready folks! Good old fashioned Habs vs Bruins in a match-up that features the top 2 teams in the division battling for the prestigious title and ultimate bragging rights. This barnburner is a coin toss, with a slight edge going to the Bruins.  As they have all year, the Bruins will bring their offensive firepower to the table with a few gamebreakers in their arsenal, and the Canadiens will look to counter them with their strong team defense and counterattack. With so much on the line, getting the first goal will be imperative. One thing is certain is that in order to succeed, both teams will need to control their emotions, remain disciplined and stay out of penalty trouble.

2023-11-16
E Division and Open

Thursday November 16

 

P.Chery’s late game heroics sinks Altius in back-and-forth thriller

In an intense ball hockey showdown and possible playoff preview, The Chiefs and Altius put on quite a show. The Chiefs emerged victorious with a narrow 5-4 win over Altius in a game that showcased skill, determination, and a flurry of action, particularly in the final period. Both teams displayed remarkable defensive prowess throughout most of the game, keeping the scoreline tight. However, it was in the third period where the action truly unfolded, with both teams combining for 7 goals, with none bigger than P.Chery’s 2nd of the night, breaking the deadlock and propelling his team to victory.  The late-game heroics of the Chiefs once again showcased their ability to perform under pressure and get results.

(5) Chiefs vs Altius (4)

 

 

Fatal Demons hang on for a hard-earned victory over the Krazy Train

Regardless of their position in the standings, when these 2 teams meet each other, it’s always an intense showdown with plenty of action. The Fatal Demons emerged victorious with a narrow 5-4 win in a game that showcased the competitive spirit of both teams, as they exchanged goals throughout the match. Despite facing a short bench, Krazy Train demonstrated their resilience and kept the game close. The score was tied heading into the final frame until the Fatal Demons broke the tie early in the third period, courtesy of M.Mavroudis, who came up clutch bagging both the go ahead goal and the insurance marker. The Demons then went into shutdown mode as they managed to limit Krazy Train's offensive efforts, securing their lead until the final buzzer.

(5) Fatal Demons vs Krazy Train (4)

 

Generals score early and use balanced attack to stifle the Brew Crew

Playing a team like the Generals requires an overall team effort and of course a good start, which wasn’t the case for the Brew Crew on this night vs a tough opponent. The veteran Generals quickly got on board with the game’s first goal less than a minute into the first period and they never looked back. Once again, the Generals showcased a well-rounded offensive performance, with five different players finding the back of the net. Their ability to spread the scoring load proved to be a key factor in securing the win. The team's balanced attack kept the Brew Crew on their toes, making it challenging for them to predict and counter the Generals' offensive plays. The Generals' solid defensive efforts kept the Brew Crew mostly on the perimeter, limiting their chances to penetrate and create high-quality scoring opportunities.Top of Form

(6) Generals vs Brew Crew (3)

 

 

Fatal Demons offensive firepower proves too much for HC Fennecs

Even though it was their second game of the night, the Fatal Demons displayed exceptional stamina, unleashing an offensive onslaught that left HC Fennec struggling to keep up and emerging victorious with a final score of 9-5. The dynamic duo of T. Langiano and M. Destounis played a pivotal role in the Fatal Demons' success, combining forces to accumulate an impressive 10 points. Ball possession was a key factor in the Fatal Demons' dominance, as they dictated the pace of play. Despite the loss, M.Jaffar of the HC Fennec put up an impressive four points, including a hat trick. The Fatal Demons are clicking on all cylinders heading towards the playoffs as they battle for top spot in this highly competitive division.

(9) Fatal Demons vs HC Fennecs (5)

 

 

 

Armadillos get goals in every period and easily dispatch the Rated R

The Armadillos faced off against Rated R, emerging victorious with a convincing 6-1 win. They asserted their dominance early and never trailed throughout the game, showcasing a well-rounded offensive performance. They managed to get tallies in every period, with goals coming from five different players, highlighting the team's depth and scoring versatility, with N. Chiminian leading the way adding with two goals and an assist.  On the defensive end, the Armadillos maintained a solid presence, preventing Rated R from gaining momentum and effectively shutting down their scoring opportunities.  Rated R didn’t help their cause taking several trips to the penalty box and allowing the Armadillos to capitalize on their powerplay.

 

(6) Armadillos vs Rated R (1)

 

 

 

 SalumiVino Player of the week: Patrick Chery

The rugged forward always brings his grit and intensity when he plays and tonight was no different as he scored 2 big goals for his team including the game winner in the late stages of the game.

 

 

2023-11-15
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday November 15

Golden Knights stage epic comeback to seal thrilling 11-10 victory against Hurricanes

(11)Golden Knights vs Hurricanes(10)

In a wild roller coaster turn of events, the Golden Knights overcome a 9-5 deficit to snatch a heart stopping 11-10 win over the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes stormed out of the gate building a 5-1 lead on the back of T.Nardelli’s quick hat trick and assist. The ball was finding the back of the net for the Hurricanes with alarming frequency leaving the Golden Knights wondering what was going wrong. Undeterred by the horrible start however, the Golden Knights regrouped vowing to turn the tide in their favour. Their pace really didn’t come into effect until passing the mid way point of the contest. Despite facing an uphill battle of monumental proportions, the Golden Knights did something remarkable by scoring at will showcasing incredible fire power coming-from all directions. S.Marricco  used his ability to protect the ball which resulted in four goals for the power forward. G.Lamothe was also involved in the action netting a pair while T.Angelis may have scored the games most important tally to snap a late 10-10 tie. It goes without saying that everyone on the Golden Knights team was instrumental for the comeback. The victory not only showcased the teams offensive firepower, but also demonstrated their mental toughness and ability to rally against the odds.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Angelis of the Golden Knights. With so many goals to go around, T.Angelis rattled off his second when the game was on the line with overtime looming only a few seconds away.

K.Olivera’s electrifying start paves the way for the Rangers

(9)Rangers vs Senators(5)

The Rangers exploded out of the gate in a hockey frenzy, leaving the Senators in the dust as they surged to a commanding 4-0 lead just passed the ten minute mark. K.Olivera set the court on fire setting the tone with three of his clubs four goals. The Senators wondering what just had happened, figured out a way to slow things down and start playing some hockey. They were able to get their offense going bagging four goals in the first half of the game, but couldn’t keep the Rangers off the score sheet as they barely made ground. Its very difficult playing catch up against a team that has the legs on you. The Rangers like using their speed ,and unless you play with the lead, its very hard to storm back-from a significant deficit. No matter how hard the Senators battled, the Rangers kept enough of a distance to play comfortably ahead. In the end , the electrifying start to the game by the Rangers proved to be the determining factor as to why they walked away with the win. M.Ferraro and M.Santoro scored two goals each for the Rangers while S.Graziani did the same, but in a losing cause.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to K.Olivera of the Rangers. His individual brilliance and ability to capitalise early on with four goals undoubtedly left a lasting impression to his teammates.

S.Tosi’s hat trick propels Stars in tight battle with the Oilers

(6)Stars vs Oilers(4)

In a closely contested battle that had the fans on the edge of their seats, the Stars emerged triumphant with a 6-4 victory over the Oilers. Its now reached the point that S.Tosi will always play a significant role for the Stars. The skilled forward has yet to have a let down game and tonight wasn’t different as he struck three times while setting up L.Cannistraro’s opening tally. The game was extremely close with both sides trading goals. Saving his best for last, S.Tosi scored twice in a minute to help maintain the slight advantage. The Oilers also pushed late, but were stuck trying to level only to fall short. J.Fidrilis carried much of the Oilers offense as the sniper cashed in twice while setting up M.Lauzon. While S.Tosi’s performance took centre stage , the Stars victory came as a collective team effort. B.Verducci made the saves at the right moment to earn the win over a solid counterpart in T.Sauk.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Sergio Tosi of the Stars. Tosi’s goals  served as a catalyst for the Stars, shifting the momentum in their favour and providing a spark that resonated throughout the team.

2023-11-14
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday November 14

Sharks triumph on a late strong push over the Ducks

( 8 )Sharks vs Ducks(5)

In a nail biting ball hockey showdown between the Sharks and Ducks, the Sharks emerged victorious with a hard fought 8-5 win. The game, marked by intense back and forth action, showcased the tenacity and skill of both teams, but it was the Sharks strong finish that ultimately sealed the deal. The Sharks saw their main gun take control. D.Greco was behind setting up six goals-from the back end that saw J.Tzanetsakos riffle a hat trick. The Ducks hoped to ride their momentum when B.Panarello ripped his second for a 5-4 lead with less than ten minutes to go. Unfortunately, some defensive lapses flipt the script in a very short time with the Sharks taking over on three consecutive goals if not counting the empty netter. It was a game that could have easily gone either way. Both goaltenders did their part, but it was M.Bouliane in the end that earned the win over his counterpart B.Verducci.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Daniel Greco of the Sharks. When you set up six goals in an 8-5 result, its because your doing something right. D.Greco kept finding the lanes making it easy for his forwards to bury their chances.

Penguins use timely penalty shot goals to edge out Canucks

(5)Canucks vs Penguins(7)

It didn’t take long for the Penguins to put the Canucks on notice. Despite falling behind 2-0, the Canucks fought back valiantly refusing to let the Penguins get away with the game. This kept happening for a very long stretch until a pair of unfortunate penalties enabled the Penguins to finally pull away. First, M.Zuccaro got the better of M.Rodriguez right before S.Kalaydjian demonstrated his skill set by also scoring on a penalty shot. It was clear that both those infractions came to hurt the Canucks in the end. Prior to the penalty shot goals, the Penguins carried a very slight 4-3 margin over the Canucks. The two sides played a very close neck and neck game that involved everyone-from their bench to have an input. Out of the 12 combined goals scored, neither team had a player tally more than once which only suggested that the effort was done by committee instead of a specific player or two. This type of game resembled more of a playoff encounter as both teams clashed in a hard fought battle.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Felix Koch of the Penguins. Well insulated with a solid defense in front of him, F.Koch adds that extra layer of bricks  which makes him very difficult to beat if you’re the opposition.

2023-11-13
4vs4 Monday

Monday November 13

Peters unable to match Orients pace

The opening game set the tone for the showdown, as the Orient displayed a formidable combination of precision passing and tight defense. It seemed no matter how hard the Peters tried to generate something, the Orient kept getting in the way by recuperating the ball or keeping it for long stretches. Enough ball possession by high end players will eventually translate onto the scoreboard. The Orient unleashed most of their tallies by the second period on the backs of M.David’s three helpers and J.Saydi’s pair of goals. With a chance for the Peters to redeem themselves in the ensuing match, the Orient proved once more to be a step ahead. This time, they converted three times in the first seven minutes alone with L.Bourgeault striking twice. Its very difficult to find answerers when the opposition limits your gaps and space. Unless the Peters found a way to score first in either game, these results were perhaps likely expected since they were stuck dealing with a shorter bench.  

(1)The Peters vs Orient(4)

(1)The Peters vs Orient(4)

Degenerates and Assadi Consulting inc go the distance in a double thriller

In a jaw dropping display of skill and determination, the Degenerates and the Assadi Consulting inc faced off in back to back games that pushed the boundaries of excitement. Both encounters were so evenly matched that regulation time proved to be insufficient to determine a winner, leading to consecutive shootouts where the Assadi consulting inc converted on one extra play for the extra point. The first encounter saw the Degenerates battle back-from a 2-0 deficit before A.Papazian decided matters in the shootout as the lone successful goal scorer. While much of the second game resembled the first one, this time it was the Assadi Consulting inc that fell down by a pair trailing 3-1. Since both sides were showing an incredible amount of resilience, it came to no surprise that the Assadi Consulting inc bounced back as well getting the games next two goals. Once again, the clock expired, and the two sides were stuck showing off their individual skill set going up against the net minders one on one. Unlike the previous shootout where R.Ranieri of the Degenerates and M.Melo of the Assadi Consulting inc stole the show, this time it was the players turn to shine. N.Katsifolis and P.Paikopoulos each buried their chances for the Degenerates while N.Chiminian and M.Tavouras did the same for the Assadi Consulting inc.

(2)Degenerates vs Assadi Consulting inc(3) S.O

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

Classics use defence and offense in both their wins over the Dragons

The opening game proved to be a defensive showcase, with both the Dragons and the Classics locking horns in a tight contest. The goaltenders on both sides signed up for their first game and did not disappoint with P-O Girourad getting the better of his counter part D.Delaronde. Each team fought fiercely for ball control, resulting in a low scoring affair. The Classics scored the games first two goals courtesy of A.Kakivelis and L.Velenosi while D.Lombardi struck late for the Dragons to spoil P-O Girouard’s shutout. The second game unfolded as a tale of offensive brilliance for the Classics. The Dragons initially matched their opponents intensity, resulting in a close contest throughout the entire first period. However, the Classics looked like a different team entering the final frame as they unleashed early on with three quick goals. By the time it was said and done, the Classics had scored six unanswered tallies to down the Dragons twice on Monday night. C.Kakivelis rattled of a pair in the first period while four different players took turns finding the back of the net by the second frame. The Classics double triumph against the Dragons not only demonstrated their versatility, with a tight defensive win followed by an explosive offensive showcase , but also highlighted the teams resilience and adaptability.

(1)Dragons vs Classics(2)

(3)Dragons vs Classics(6)

Hustlers bounce back after landslide defeat to Punishers

In a true testament to their character and determination , the Hustlers showcased an inspiring bounce back performance after suffering a landslide defeat in their opener against the Punishers. The subsequent game was a remarkable display of grit, teamwork, and an unwavering spirit that underscored the essence of sportsmanship. Unfortunately for the Hustlers, they put it all together a little to late into the season with the playoffs looming around the corner. The first game against the Punishers was a tough pill to swallow. Facing a formidable opponent, they found themselves on the receiving end  of a landslide defeat, a result that could have easily dampened their spirits. However , instead of letting the loss define them , the Hustlers felt confident about their chances and proved it on the court that they can defeat anyone.  If they could have applied the same competiveness nature-from the beginning of the season, they would have been in the conversation of a team competing for the big dance. Instead, a slow start coupled with some lack of urgency has them now looking-from the side lines.

(7)Punishers vs Hustlers(2)

(2)Punishers vs Hustlers(4)

Snipers stage incredible comeback to take points away of a sure Sharpshooters win

From-the opening face off, the Snipers established their control and never let up handing the Sharpshooters a thumping defeat. The win came as a collective team effort that saw six different players score. Apart-from A.Lepore’s power play goal, the Sharpshooters had nothing to show for offensively. The second game promised a redemption opportunity for the Sharpshooters, and they came out determined to make amends. This time, they made sure to get a better start with their forwards finally clicking. A.Lepore was the driving force behind much of his teams offense generating points on all six goals that helped M.Kardum rattle off a pair. With everything looking like a complete turn around compared to the first game, the Sharpshooters felt confident about their chances up 6-3 with less than three minutes remaining. They looked fuelled with desire in order to level the series. But as time was winding down, the Snipers orchestrated a series of electrifying plays that culminated in not one, but three late goals. What once appeared like a sure deal for the Sharpshooters, ended off with a sour taste despite tying the game after a shootout round. Talk about mental toughness if you’re the Snipers. Rather than packing it in, the approach of battling back was a testament to their never give up attitude and ability to elevate their game when it mattered the most.

(6)Snipers vs Sharpshooters(1)

(7)Snipers vs Sharpshooters(7) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jafar Hassan of the Snipers. In a stunning display of skill and clutch performance, J.Hassan emerged as the player of the night scoring two big goals and an assist that overcome a bleak 6-3 deficit into a tie game.

2023-11-12
Draft League Sunday playoffs

Sunday November 12 (Quarter finals)

B.Verducci stands tall in net, Red Wings strike early and often to defeat Panthers

(9)Red Wings vs Panthers(4)

While many factors are required to obtain success, goaltending is right up there, if not the most important part of it. B.Verducci’s solid goaltending proved to be a formidable barrier against the Red Wings offensive efforts, making key saves early on to keep his side in control. The Red Wings played a tight game while patiently waiting fro their chances. Every so often, they would generate a great opportunity and capitalise getting a ton of balanced scoring. The contest was barely 22 minutes old and the Red Wings knew they had punched a ticket heading into the next round. The Panthers simply couldn’t get enough pace to mount a huge deficit. Despite their efforts, the Panthers were unable to overcome the Red Wings well rounded game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Red Wings. The goaltender exhibited an outstanding performance between the pipes enabling his side to build enough of a comfortable lead to securing an important win.

Kraken keep it close for half the game before Canadiens pull away on a tear

(10)Canadiens vs Kraken(3)

It was a game plan that the Kraken didn’t mind at all utilising going up against a solid team. The strategy was simple by trying to keeping it close for as long as possible. And for a large part, the Kraken were pleased on how things were rolling along. The unit was sound and alert defensively, the players would come back to guard their players, and P.Kassaris was making the saves in order to keeping the game close. However, as the game progressed, the Canadiens began to assert their dominance. Whether through strategic adjustments ,increased offensive pressure, or capitalising on the Krakens’s lapses, the Canadiens went on a scoring tear. Their skilful plays and cohesive teamwork allowed them to pull away, leaving the Kraken trailing in the dust. G.DeStefano, G.Santacroce, K.Trichas and L.Bavellas all potted a pair while A.Angelis quarterbacked the back end collecting four assists. The Canadiens are known for playing a style that doesn’t give much to the opposition. The Kraken, although knew this, couldn’t apply enough pressure in the second portion  to keep pace with the Canadiens.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Tzouvadakis of the Canadiens. While the offense wasn’t an issue, the Canadiens were glad to see their goaltender dialled in making a bunch of saves against a very respected attack in the Kraken.

Bruins advance on tight defensive effort

(6)Bruins vs Sabres(2)

In a compelling ball hockey contest, the Bruins emerged victorious against eth Sabres with a convincing final score. The Bruins showcased what was required in a playoff game. Every area was covered-from their top guns scoring, a  sound defensive effort and of coarse having A.Benedetto there as the last line of defense. A crucial point during the contest occurred when S.Vitai and M.Mosca converted only three minutes apart. The sequence put the Bruins ahead 3-1 which gave them the luxury of dictating the terms their way. Even though there was half a game remaining, the Sabres couldn’t figure out how to penetrate the Bruins defence, and perhaps more importantly A.Benedetto. Only three players scored for the Bruins with S.Vitali, M.Mosca and Z.St-Martin bagging two goals apiece. The three players created significant challenges for the Sabres defense, as they showcased skilful plays and accurate shooting to secure the win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Andy Benedetto of the Bruins. You know you have a hand in it when allowing only two goals in a big playoff game. While A.Benedtto may be rightfully so to credit his teammates in front of him, there is no denying that he played a pivotal role in net making a bunch of key saves.

Flyers score 2 quick goals to turn the tide

(2)Blackhawks vs Flyers(3)

In a tight and intense playoff battle between the Flyers and the Blackhawks, the Flyers managed to gain an advantage on a pair of very quick goals. The Blackhawks had set the pace early on courtesy of E.Allen, but eventually fell behind when C.Roberts and O.Libbos converted only a minute apart. You knew that this was going to be a tight affair till the every end for how both sides were keeping up with one another. The two teams didn’t quite have their full line ups which forced the players to play smarter and be more aware on how to spend their energy. The Flyers played with their slight 2-1 lead until M.Destounis provided some breathing room by widening the gap. Still, time wasn’t yet an issue for the Blackhawks as they tried to battle back and  salvage their playoffs hopes of staying alive. G.Martuccio gave some light at the end of the tunnel as the young talent bridged the gap by one. By that point, the Flyers had just over two minutes to kill off the clock and secure a hard fought win. With B.Mourad determined to close out the assignment in net along with the Flyers battling hard to defend properly, the Blackhawks couldn’t make a last crucial play in order to force the extra time.  

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Brian Mourad of the Flyers. The net minders ability to make key saves under pressure and limit the opposing teams scoring opportunities was instrumental in securing a hard fought win for the Flyers.

The Sunday Draft league division has reached a thrilling stage as it narrows down to the final four teams, setting the stage for an exciting semi final round. The stakes are high as the four teams vie for a coveted spot in the championship game, where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for the ultimate title in the Sunday division. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Bruins vs Flyers(5) As the Bruins continue their quest, its evident that containing M.Destounis will be a key factor if they plan on advancing. That being said, the Flyers will have more adjusting to do going up against a heavy favourite. Right off the bat, the Flyers goaltending needs to be stellar, the defense has to be coordinated, and the offense should come naturally with Destounis navigating the forwards.

(2)Canadiens vs Red Wings(3) If the Red Wings don’t start strong like they did against the Panthers by building a lead, than look for the Canadiens to advance. The Canadiens are so sound defensively that the Red Wings have to play a chess match style in order to compete with them. As long as they hang around, then anything is possible, especially with B.Verducci guarding the cage.

2023-11-09
E Division and Open

Thursday November 9

Generals jump in front early, Krazy Train unable to recover

(8)Generals vs Krazy Train(3)

The Generals wasted no time catching the Krazy Train off guard early to grab a 2-0 lead. J-R Turgeon scored both goals forcing the Krazy Train to wake up and get their mojo going. While things looked promising when J.DiMauro cut the lead in half, the Generals jumped ahead by two once more courtesy of M.Chenier’s power play goal. The Krazy Train attempted to rally in the second, but the Generals continued to dominate adding three more tallies. It was clear that a comeback attempt on a short bench was a tall order for the Krazy Train. Despite the circumstances, they did battle hard making plenty happen only to get snake bitten by P.Blais. Once you have a comfortable gap, teams tend to play a little looser and focus on trying to shut you down. The Generals simply played the clock in their favour before sealing a well deserved victory.

Rated R juggernauts P.Assadi, PNakhle and G.Pisanelli complete hat tricks

(10)Rated R vs HC Fennecs(5)

Rated R wasted no time asserting their dominance-from the get go. Payam Assadi rattled off a hat trick, P.Nakhle bagged a pair, and the HC Fennecs knew they were in for a long night. Precision passes, powerful shots and impeccable team work allowed Rated R to dictate the game. Although the game was completely out of reach, the HC Fennecs refused to back down and salvaged some pride. Y.Bouzidi was arguably the mastermind behind the third period surge. All five goals came-from Y.Bouzidi setting up the play that saw R.Belam and J.Moust cash in twice. Despite the late surge, the gap proved to wide too bridge. What’s worth noting in this win is that three players-from the same team scored hat tricks. With Payam Assadi finishing his assignment early on, P.Nakhle along with G.Pisanelli followed up collecting three goals each as well.

Armadillos excel on their special teams, Krazy Train go empty handed in double header night

(6)Armadillos vs Krazy Train(2)

When two solid teams face off against one another, many little details come into play. In this particular game, the Armadillos exceled on their special teams while the Krazy Train failed in that department. The Armadillos power play unit moved with precision and coordination, creating scoring opportunities that left the Krazy Train scrambling to defend. Three of their goals came with a man up while one was scored in a shorthanded situation when M.Arkails came down the wing releasing a hard wrist shot to beat G.Follano. The Krazy Train showed some promising moments early on peppering C.Stavriadis with a bunch of shots only to keep getting denied. After failing to capitalise on some decent scoring chances, the Krazy Train got into penalty trouble which ultimately doomed them in the end. G.Bouchard and M.Arkalis each scored twice, and C.Stavriadis faced close to 25 shots to capture a well earned win between the pipes.

Altius unleashes late surge in thrilling finish with Black Knights

(4)Altius vs Black Knights(2)

In a thrilling game between the Black Knights and the Altius, the fans were treated to an intense battle that remained neck in neck until the late stages of the third period . The game kicked off with both teams displaying solid defensive strategies and skilled goaltending. Both sides traded shots, but the goaltenders stood tall. J.Morina was the only player to score in the first two periods providing the Altius a 1-0 lead. The third period began with both teams pushing for control of the game. Still without a goal, D.Lombardi finally got to A.Mancini early in the frame to knot the game at one goal apiece. For a very good stretch, neither side was giving much wanted nothing less than to avoid a mistake. Eventually, the Altius found a way to break through first, and that’s when A.Kobayati snapped the late tie. Since the Black Knights were in desperate need of a response, the game opened up which enabled the Altius to take advantage of some open space. P.Arkalis widened the gap by two which appeared to seal the deal up until D.Lombardi riffled his second on the power play to pull the Black Knights within one. Unfortunately, the little time left over enabled J.Morina to bury his second in an empty net.

Fatal Demons erupt in third period to defeat Brew Crew

(4)Brew Crew vs Fatal Demons(6)

The first two periods were closely contested, with both the Brew Crew and Fatal Demons exchanging blows on the scoreboard. Each team showcased a tight defensive game and the goaltenders were put to the test with a barrage of shots. At this rate, it was expected that this contest was going to be decided until the final whistle. Instead, the Fatal Demons were able to unleash a relentless attack that caught C.Muccino off guard on a couple of hard shots. The Fatal Demons scored three goals in four minutes on efforts-from different players. M.Maggiore kept the Brew Crew’s hopes alive by closing the gap by one. After pulling their net minder for the extra attacker, the Brew Crew made a weak pass that got intercepted in which M.Mavroudis made sure to feed a yawning cage. The Fatal Demons were able to secure the 6-4 win on a spectacular third period run.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Timmy Langiano of the Fatal Demons. T.Langiano’s goals and assists came at pivotal moments in the game, turning the tide in favour of the Fatal Demons and ultimately earning him the player of the game.

2023-11-08
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday November 8

Blues and Golden Knights clash in roller coaster ride

(14)Blues vs Golden Knights(13)

The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as the Blues and the Golden Knights faced off in a highly anticipated ball hockey clash. From-the drop of the ball, it was clear that this was going to be a high scoring affair. Goals were exchanged at a rapid pace, keeping the scoreboard lit throughout the game. J.DiMauro and T.Nardelli wearing the Blues colors, were on fire. Their chemistry on the floor was undeniable as they executed precise passes and displayed incredible team work. DiMauro’s powerful shots and Nardelli’s finesse around the net left the Golden Knights goaltender scrambling. The game was so unpredictable that it needed every second of it to determine an eventual winner. Tied 12-12 with just over two minutes to go, J.DiMauro snapped the tie followed with a quick tally by E.Mastrosanti that held up for the winner.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jonathan DiMauro of the Blues. It was clear that J.DiMauro did pretty much what he wanted out there. Out of his clubs 14 goals, DiMauro participated in 11 of them to help lead his side in a wild affair.

Rangers save best for last riding three late goals

(3)Hurricanes vs Rangers(5)

What a comeback for the Rangers! The battle against the Hurricanes was intense, and the late game heroics surely had fans on the edge of their seats. The game started off as a tight contest, with both teams showcasing their skills on the court. The Hurricanes were putting up a strong fight, but the Rangers led by the stellar performance by Joseph Salvo, were determined to turn the tide. Throughout the game, Salvo proved to be a defensive powerhouse, breaking up numerous plays and thwarting the Hurricanes offensive efforts. His timely interventions and strategic moves kept the Rangers in the game when it mattered most. As the clock wound down, the Rangers found themselves trailing by a slight 3-2 margin. Then, in the short span of only four minutes or so, the game turned on its head with the Rangers striking late on three unanswered goals. Joey Salvo had evened the score, J.Gravel then provided the lead while M.Ferrara capped it off with an insurance marker. There was no question that it took a resilient team effort coupled with D.Apikian holding the fort in net for the Rangers late comeback.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joseph Salvo of the Rangers.  Often neglected, playing well without the ball doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Joseph Salvo broke a bunch of plays that not only prevented scoring chances, but regained ball possession which is essential in a closely tilted battle.

Senators fall short to Stars after staging late comeback

(7)Senators vs Stars( 8 )

As the game unfolded, it seemed like the Senators were facing an uphill battle, but they showcased incredible resilience with a stunning late comeback attempt riding three straight goals. However, the script took a sudden turn when M.Sasso bagged his third snapping the late 7-7 tie. The back and forth nature of the game added to the drama, and unfortunately for the Senators, the Stars managed to regain the lead just when it seemed victory was within each for the Senators. While it goes without saying that you need all your elements in order to get the job done, the Stars were however glad to have S.Tosi and M.Sasso make a little extra noise on Wednesday night. The two were a force to be reckoned with as they both scored hat tricks being undeniably a big reason why the Stars got to the finish line first. It was an exciting tilt that had its ups and downs with plenty of drama. Although a disappointing way to lose, the Senators showed  great determination by never giving when the game looked to be completely out of reach.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mario Sasso of the Stars. No question M.Sasso was clutch on Wednesday night. Already with a pair of goals under his belt, the forward saved his best for last snapping a late tie to complete his hat trick.

2023-11-07
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday November 7

Penguins find a spark to overcome four goal deficit

(5)Sharks vs Penguins(6)

It didn’t take long for the Sharks to put the Penguins on their heels. A pair of quick goals by R.Santosuosso and D.Greco set the tone as the Sharks meant business to kick start their night with the Penguins. Even though the Penguins battled back to pull within one, the Sharks would continue to press and play ahead. At one point, they led 5-2 just shy of the mid way point of the game. Nothing seemed to be going right for a team that couldn’t get their offense going. Sometimes, it takes one big shift to turn the tides. With A.Martin and A.Angelis scoring a minute apart, the Penguins found renewed energy to suddenly pull themselves within one. The game went through a scoring drought for almost fifteen minutes which didn’t bother the Sharks so much since they were still ahead. But an unfortunate penalty by the Sharks enabled the Penguins to level when M.Zuccaro made sure to bury his chance. All of a sudden, the contest is tied with all the momentum favouring the Penguins. It took four minutes after the penalty shot goal for the Penguins to strike once more. This time,. B.Travisano found the back of the net giving the Penguins their first lead of the night. The Sharks, determined to salvage the game, pull their goalie for the extra attacker in the dying minutes. Unfortunately, the few shots attempts couldn’t get through the layers of players in front of B.Verducci, who stood tall stopping everything his way.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Penguins. It wasn’t the start he preferred, but the net minder stuck with it, and went perfect for over half the game which helped his club bounce back and mount a nice little comeback.

Ducks bounce back on game changing shift

(5)Canucks vs Ducks(6)

Slowly but surely, the Canucks came out showing more purpose and energy versus the Ducks. D.Carlucci and T.Perluzzo had each scored twice, and the Canucks looked in fine shape carrying a 5-2 lead. While everything appeared to be going according to plan for the Canucks, something needed to give for the Ducks if they planned on bouncing back. The Ducks were stuck trailing by three goals as they tried to figure out a way to get something going. As the game entered the 35 minute mark, the Ducks had a game changing shift scoring three markers in only two and a half minutes. The Ducks manage to break through the Canucks defence while winning some one on one battles that would turn into high end chances. All three tallies came-from the forward line.  Now that the Ducks pulled ahead 6-5, the rest of the ten minutes was focusing on playing a tighter defensive game. Every player understood their role to make sure and pick up a player. Adding to all that, A.Benedetto was there as the last line of defence making crucial saves. The Ducks didn’t have their best game, but used one big moment during the contest that turned the tides in their favour.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Galloro of the Ducks.  With two big goals and a nice feed for the game winner, D.Galloro was a big part of the Ducks comeback victory over the Canucks.

2023-11-06
4vs4 Monday

Monday November 6

Pedram Assadi stellar goaltending enables Assadi Consulting inc to split their night with Snipers

The game began with high intensity, and it didn’t take long for the Snipers to make their presence felt. After taking a 3-1 lead, the first period concluded with the Snipers in control. They weren’t done yet as they made sure to play ahead despite both sides trading a pair of early goals. A.Sayed and N.Atoui each posted their second, and the Snipers were well on their way to taking the first encounter. With something needing to give, Pedram Assadi ended up being the reason why the Assadi Consulting inc split their night with the Snipers. The Snipers launched an early offensive onslaught, determined to replicate their earlier victory. However, P.Assadi made a series of incredible saves , denying the Snipers any confidence in order to try and battle back. The Assadi Consulting inc were up 4-0 at one point on a pair of goals and an assist by A.Papazian. Still without a solution on how to figure out the Assadi Consulting inc net minder, A.Sayed finally broke the curse on a late tally. With the Assadi Consulting inc’s defense holding up coupled with P.Assadi’s brilliant goaltending, the two sides walked away satisfied collecting a victory each.

(3)Assadi Consulting inc vs Snipers(5)

(4)Assadi Consulting inc vs Snipers(1)

Classics pair hard fought wins versus the Hustlers

In a thrilling pair of games, the Classics managed to secure hard fought victories against the Hustlers. The first encounter was largely decided on the power play with the Classics making the Hustlers pay on three occasions. The Hustlers only got on board late when the game was already decided. S.Athanasopoulos broke F.Gagnon’s shutout hoping to bring some inspiration heading into the second encounter. Unlike the first game, the Hustlers were determined to bounce back looking much crisper and focused to put up a better challenge. They never led, but kept bouncing back to even the score. S.Athanasopoulos was influential once more scoring back to back goals that would even the score 4-4 late in the game.  The Hustlers decided to make a courageous but perhaps costly decision by removing their net minder for the extra attacker. Surely, they are in desperate need of points to climb into a playoff spot, but the risk may have seemed to high with still enough games left in the regular season. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan with C.Gingras feeding the empty cage for the hat trick.

(1)Hustlers vs Classics(4)

(4)Hustlers vs Classics(6)

Dragons look flat in second match with the Orient

There was no question that both games were going to be decided late between the Orient and the Dragons. The opening game was marked by stellar goaltending between J.DeStefano of the Dragons and M.Jobin of the Orient. That being said, it was the Dragons offense that proved to be clinical as they got some timely goals by J.Mandracchia and A.Mirolla’s second to distance themselves early in the second period. Despite dropping the opener, the Orient responded with a renewed focus in the second game. Their offense and defensive efforts were more coordinated , and it showed right-from the start. This time, they took command building a 3-2 lead thanks to a pair of tallies by O.Duchrame. As the game progressed, the Orient only got better winning the final frame handily. If not for J.DeStefano guarding the cage, the Orient would have pulled away en route to an easier win. Instead, they used the lead to their advantage and played out the clock by dictating the pace. M-A DiStasio had strong finish bagging two goals with the help of O.Wahid, who continues to be a force accumulating a total of five assists in both games.

(5)Dragons vs Orient(4)

(2)Dragons vs Orient(6)

Punishers defeat Peters twice on the back of C.Ekonomakis

The Punishers entered tonight determined to make a statement. As expected, the games were going to be intense with both teams displaying excellent ball control and passing. P.Karvouriaris was one of two major reasons why the Punishers took the first game. The sniper collected all three points that included two goals. If your going to limit the Peters to only a pair of tallies, its largely because your playing tight defense, and more importantly that your net minder is in peak form. C.Ekonomakis showcased incredible agility, quick reflexes and ability to read the play leading the Punishers to a close 3-2 win. The second match up promises even more excitement. With the memory of their previous win fresh in their minds, the Punishers are confident, while the Peters are eager for redemption. Once again, C.Ekonomakis takes centre stage. His exceptional glove saves and quick lateral movements keep the Peters at bay. When your goaltender is keeping a lethal offense to only a pair of goals, your likely to pull away at one point. The Punishers had a strong sequence in the final frame collecting three big goals-from different players in order to secure a second win. Tonight, just goes to show that when you have a solid goaltender in C.Ekonomakis, a prolific goal scorer in P.Karvouriaris along with a solid supporting cast, your stapled as an automatic contender.

(3)Punishers vs The Peters(2)

(5)Punishers vs The Peters(2)   

M.Moisan late marker gives Sharpshooters the edge in two closely contested games

In two closely contested encounters, the Sharpshooters managed to narrowly edge out the Degenerates in the second tilt. The first game saw the Degenerates overcome a 2-0 deficit on goals by J.Melo which sent the game in a shootout where both sides settled for a draw. The second game proved to be just as thrilling as the first one. Again, the Sharpshooters were the ones playing ahead carrying a 3-1 lead at one point. Rather than throwing in the towel, the Degenerates stuck with it, and rebounded thanks to a pair of back to back tallies by D.Charbonneau. With the game hanging in the balance, the final stretch saw a thrilling exchange of chances and saves. Eventually, the Sharpshooters would catch a break when a miscommunication in the defensive zone enabled M.Moisan to capitalise. That tally came with about three minutes left in the game, more than enough time for an equaliser for the trailing side. The Degenerates couldn’t have ask for a better opportunity after being awarded a power play. After generating numerous chances, M.Vinciguerra stood stall making exceptional saves to capture a well earned win.

(3)Degenerates vs Sharpshooters(3) S.O

(3)Degenerates vs Sharpshooters(4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Ekonomakis of the Punishers. His two victories for the Punishers against the Peters were a testament to the impact a star goaltender can have in a hockey game. The teams defense and offense were also crucial, but it was C.Ekonomakis outstanding efforts that sealed their triumph in both games.

2023-11-05
Draft League Sunday playoffs

Sunday November 5 (Playoffs round 1)

Sabres out pace depleted Islanders

(2)Islanders vs Sabres(8)

The Islanders were stuck dealing with an unfortunate set of circumstances. Having only one player to rotate isn’t that right formula if your ambitions are to make a serious push. You always try to get that first tally, or at the very least keep the game as close as possible for as long as you can. The Sabres took nothing for granted and saw the opportunity to take advantage of a depleted bench. They took a 2-0 lead early on before F.Vitoratos struck right away to narrow the gap for the Islanders. As much as the Islanders tried to fight back, their lack of key players made it difficult for them to generate any substantial offense. The Sabres continued their onslaught-from there on building a broader lead that would ultimately secure an easy win. L.Bucci had a nice night rattling off a hat trick, N.Macri potted a pair and R.Testa was influential in net despite having the support compared to the Islanders.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Larry Bucci of the Sabres. With two of his three goals coming early on, the Sabres were able to set the path for a convincing win over the Islanders.

Predators kept battling back but fell in overtime to Kraken

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

In a heart pounding do or die match up, the Kraken faced off against the Predators that had the fans on the edge of their seats. Both teams came ready with so much on the line, with the Predators constantly battling back to keep the game alive. It seemed like every time the Kraken would grab a lead, the Predators had an answer. They were able to level on three occasions, but never had the luxury to play in front. V.Romero kept his clubs hopes alive by levelling the game very late sending it into overtime. The tension on the court was palpable as the sudden death period began. The Predators had battled back throughout the game, and their determination was evident as they pressed for the game winning goal. However, it was the Kraken who seized the moment, and who other than F.Mastrocola to get it done. Any betting person would likely put a dollar on the Krakens top gun to deliver. When playing in a four vs four format, great players have the extra room to manoeuvre and create more space. Eventually, his time came, and the skilled forward buried his chance to send his club through to the next round.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Frank Mastrocola of the Kraken. F.Mastrocola known for his clutch performances in high pressure situations, showcased his talent and composure when it mattered the most. The Kraken will move on to the next round thanks their top gun coming through once more.

Wild and Flyers engage in high scoring affair, M.Destounis seals the victory in overtime

(11)Flyers vs Wild(10) O.T

The game began with an explosive start that would continue throughout the entire game. It was one of those encounters that the goaltenders wished they were watching-from the sidelines. Goals just kept coming in as neither side really cared much about closing the gaps and staying back to defend. The Wild perhaps didn’t have much of a choice to take risks since they were the ones constantly trailing. To their credit, they had a response each and every time, but could never slow down the pace of the Flyers as they kept pulling ahead. Something that was perhaps neglected for the Wild, was the lack of attention paid to M.Destounis. The forward had way to much room in the offensive side of the court which can only be a recipe for disaster if you’re the defending side. Giving M.Destounis that much room will likely make any opposition pay a huge price. In the second portion of the game, M.Destounis had scored three straight goals for the Flyers before netting his clubs biggest one by the overtime period. The Flyers saw much of their goals concentrated on two particular players. While M.Destounis led the way on five tallies, D.Fortier was right behind him striking four times. As for the Wild, goals came by committee as they relied on everyone pulling their weight. Unfortunately , they just couldn’t find a way to play in front which could have maybe influenced the final result.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marino Destounis of the Flyers. His exceptional performance, particularly his fifth goal in overtime, made him the undisputed hero of the night earning him the player of the game.

Panthers control tempo, Kings struggle to generate much up front

(5)Panthers vs Kings(2)

Controlling the tempo of the game with loads of ball possession will always come a long way. The Panthers owned that department in this playoff tilt with the Panthers, who kept getting frustrated as they lacked enough offense zone time to create much. The match did remain very close for a long period of time. The Panthers big goal came with fifteen minutes left when A.Gravel notched his first of two for a 3-1 lead. As much as the Kings regrouped to attempt a comeback, the Panthers ball control and defensive prowess proved challenging to overcome. R.Lendrum would pick up a loose ball to widen the margin, and the Panthers were well on their way to punching a ticket to the quarter final round. F.Vigliotti, although not overly busy, had to make some necessary saves in order for the Panthers to play in front. The Panthers exceptional ball possession and efficient use of their scoring chances were the defining factors in their 5-2 win over the Kings.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Freddy Vigliotti of the Panthers. Despite the Kings efforts to mount a comeback, F.Vigliotti’s consistent and reliable performance in net kept the Panthers in control. He provided his team with the confidence and stability needed to secure the win.

Sunday night concluded the end of the first round of the playoffs. Down to only eight teams, the quarter final round will take place this up coming Sunday. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Bruins vs Sabres(11) The Sabres are considered the underdogs as they’ll look to defy the odd against the first place Bruins. Its not like the Sabres don’t have the elements to cause an upset. N.Macri and C.Arnoldo put up goals on a regular basis while R.Testa has shown that he can be a key factor between the pipes. If they play with confidence and structure, than anything is possible .That being said, its no coincidence that the Bruins finished with only two losses, and will be a very difficult out.

(2)Canadiens vs Kraken(10) Here you have a case where the Kraken will have a difficult time penetrating the Canadiens defense. The Kraken have the offensive fire power to create chances, but they’ll be tested going up against a side that doesn’t give you much. If the Kraken fail to play ahead in this series, than it will likely favour the Canadiens with ease. Timely goals, defense first mentality, and solid goaltending by P.Kassaris are bare requirements if an upset is to happen.

(3)Red Wings vs Panthers(8) The Red Wings and the Panthers will face off against each other in what should be an unpredictable outcome. The seeding’s don’t apply in this one game do or die match up. Both sides are familiar with one another leaving a structured  game plan to perhaps decide the outcome. This series will come down to doing all the little things right. The Panthers are feeling confident coming off their recent win versus the Kings while the Red Wings will have all the motivation in the world to defeat an opponent that they don’t want to lose to.

(4)Blackhawks vs Flyers(5) Its simple, guard M.Destounis and you have a chance. The Blackhawks need to play it smart if they plan to advance. But to say guarding a top sniper is the way to go is easier said than done. Players like M.Destouins will no matter what find a way to score or make players around him find the back of the net. The Blackhawks will be stuck remaining aware of his presence throughout the entire game if they plan on moving on.

2023-11-02
E Division and Open

Thursday November 2

S.DosSantos delivers final blow in comeback effort by Rated R

(6)Rated R vs Fatal Demons(5) O.T

It was a game that was marked with intense action, fierce competition, and a dramatic finish. Rated R raced off to the better start taking the opening frame 2-1. Eventually however, the Fatal Demons unleashed their furry collecting the games next four goals on scoring efforts-from different players. It was a momentum shift that continued for a very long stretch. More precisely, it lasted just shy of the mid way point of the third period The Fatal Demons felt they could do no wrong carrying what appeared to be a safe 5-2 lead. But Rated R known for their resilience, refused to back down . With a new found energy and determination, they launched a relentless offensive onslaught. One goal after another, Rated R clawed their way into the game leaving the Fatal Demons in total disbelief. It was an improbable comeback that turned the game on its head. J.Rabchuk was able to level leaving still plenty of time left over in the period. Unable to get it down in regulation time, Rated R still had the final say when their captain delivered the final blow. S.DosSantos came through once more for his club netting the games biggest tally to complete a remarkable comeback. In a dramatic and unforgettable match, Rated R proved again that they are a difficult out unless you play them till the final whistle.

Krazy Train get back on track with 10-0 rout of Brew Crew

(0)Brew Crew vs Krazy Train(10)

In a dominating performance , the Krazy Train got back on track with a resounding win over the Brew Crew. From-the very drop of the ball, it was evident that Krazy Train was on a mission. Their offense was able to click while the Brew Crew’s defense struggled to contain the onslaught of constant pressure. The Krazy Train won the opening frame 3-0 and continued to press as the game went on. Once they built a significant lead by the second frame, the Brew Crew didn’t have the motivation to compete as hard anymore. Two goals went in that shouldn’t which clearly suggested that it just wasn’t their night. Perhaps, the only little goal they had at one point was to at least get one by G.Follano. That being said, the goaltender was well insulated getting plenty of support-from the players in front of him. Despite the help, he did make some nice saves to earn the shutout. The Krazy Train won this game because everyone bought into playing for one another. No player really stood out as many contributed offensively. All in all, just a solid game for a team that needed  a step in the right direction.

Armadillos use strong third period to edge out the Generals

(7)Armadillos vs Generals(4)

In a highly anticipated and penalty filled game , the Armadillos took control and secured a 7-4 victory over the Generals. Both teams displayed a level of competitiveness that resulted in numerous penalties and power play opportunities. The game was marred by a series of infractions that kept the penalty box busy. The Generals may have had the better start grabbing the lead ,and never really surrendered it until the mid way point of the final frame. It was-from that point on that the Armadillos overtook control of the situation on a brilliant display of teamwork and incredible determination. While many factors need to go right, its safe to say that S.Athanasopoulos had a major pull on why the Armadillos stormed back to defeat a lethal opponent. With his deft passing skills and an innate understanding of the game, S.Athanosopoulos set up four brilliant goals while netting the game winner. His pinpoint passes and clever assists created shooting lanes for his teammates to easily find the back of the net. P.Lapointe and P.Arkalis each scored twice as both players combined for nine points. For two straight periods, the Generals held their own, but couldn’t match the pace in the final frame to keep up with a relentless opponent.

Chiefs playing a step ahead of the Black Knights

(3)Black Knights vs Chiefs(7)

The Chiefs are known for their exceptional teamwork and control of the game while the Black Knights are known for their resilience and determination. In this game, tensions run high as the Chiefs aim to assert their dominance, but the Black Knights wont go down without a fight. It looked as though the Chiefs would have a fairly easy night after a convincing first period where they posted three unanswered goals in which two came off the blade of K.Duplin. The Black Knights, undeterred by the Chiefs control, manage to finish off the second frame strong on two power play goals by A.Kakivelis and L.Velenosi. As the third period begins, the Chiefs showed why they are the real team to beat in this division. With precision passing and an unbreakable defence  that has P-O Girouard as the last line of defence, they pull away-from the Black Knights on three consecutive goals. Its safe to say that the Chiefs have no weaknesses with so many skilled players which makes them extremely difficult to beat. On top of that, they have that right player to take care of their team with J.Gagne being the leader in the room and on the court. Never taking a night off, the incredibly skilled forward displayed his talent once more scoring two timely goals while setting up a perfect feed for J.Girouc-Theriault to release a nice one timer.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sotiri Athanasopoulos of the Armadillos. His exceptional play making skills made everyone around him better, and as a result, the Armadillos defeated a strong opponent thanks to their top gun producing five whopping points.

2023-11-01
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday November 1

Senators triumph over Hurricanes on the back of T.Settino’s hat trick

(3)Hurricanes vs Senators(5)

Getting the games first two goals came a long way for the Senators close win over the Hurricanes. Although the Hurricanes kept pushing the pace going down without a fight, they just couldn’t get that extra tally in order to level. They narrowed the gap by one on three occasions on the back of Ari.Daghlian scoring twice. The pace of the game was relentless with both goaltenders doing their part keeping it extremely close. As good as H.Psaroudis was making plenty of key saves, the net minder didn’t have an answer on how to shut down T.Settino. The Senators got three of their five goals-from their top gun that undoubtedly made the difference in this encounter. S.Mascitto got credited the winner, and M.Mascitto allowed only three goals after facing 26 shots.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Settino of the Senators. The highly skilled forward shined throughout the entire match scoring three big goals to lead his club past the Hurricanes.

F.Bchara hat trick breaks 6-6 deadlock, Blues edge out Oilers

(6)Oilers vs Blues(8)

In a high scoring and thrilling hockey game, the Blues saved their best for last notching two big goals. It was clear that this game would be a goal scoring extravaganza. Both teams never let up displaying their offensive fire power burning the lights on the score board with a flurry of goals. The lead got exchanged a few times which suggested for a very unpredictable ending. With the game all tied up at six goals apiece with less than two minutes remaining, the Blues had the extra gear posting a pair of back breaking tallies. First, F.Bchara notched his third to snap the tie, and C.Arnoldo followed up in the dying moments to also complete a hat trick. The Oilers put up a great challenge, but perhaps didn’t get the memo on who to watch on the Blues side of the court. F.Bchara and C.Arnoldo have been lighting it up all season, and tonight wasn’t any different as the two players did more than their fair share to help secure the win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara. Known for his scoring ability, sometimes its when you put the ball behind the net that counts the most. F.Bchara bagged his third toward the latter stages of the game that snapped a 6-6 tie which ultimately held up for the winner.

Stars use late surge to down Golden Knights

(9)Stars vs Golden Knights(6)

In a roller coaster of a ball hockey match, the Stars orchestrated a breathtaking finish rattling off four consecutive goals to defeat the Golden Knights. From-the initial faceoff, it was clear that both teams were eager to assert their dominance. The game was showcased by a flurry of goals with both sides taking turns leading. It was see saw battle that had everyone guessing on who would score next. As the game progressed, the Golden Knights felt they were in a good spot when G.Lamothe buried his second for a 6-5 lead. But the Stars weren’t ready to admit defeat just yet. They intensified their offensive efforts and began a late game surge that would leave the fans in awe. In a remarkable turn of events, the Stars managed to score four unanswered goals, shocking the Golden Knights and the fans watching. S.Tosi was a big part of the operation netting two of those last tallies. During that mix, J.Bergola potted his second, and J.Musi had an incredible finish posting four markers. Although the Golden Knights put up a valiant effort, it was the Stars that emerged victories thanks to their late surge.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joe Musi of the Stars. Musi’s four goal performance propelled his team to a thrilling victory. His goals weren’t just about quantity, but about turning the tide of the match and inspiring his teammates to raise their game to new heights.

2023-10-30
4vs4 Monday

Monday October 30

Snipers respond with 7-0 thumping after dropping shootout to Degenerates

In order for the Degenerates to have a chance against the Snipers, they had to adopt playing a stingy man on man boring hockey game. Also, the importance of scoring first was vital if they stood any sort of chance. With D.Charbonneau striking on the power play, the Degenerates were now able to sit back and force the Snipers to open up. The strategy worked for as long as possible until a late fluky goal with a minute left forced the shootout. The Degenerates did finally take it in the end on a pair of tallies by J.Courteau and D.Charbonneau. The second encounter was a completely different story. It barely took any time for the Snipers to score quick and take over the game. This was the worse possible start to deal with if your the Degenerates. Already having to deal with a hungrier and quicker side, having only three change ups didn’t help their cause. Nothing really changed-from that point on with the Snipers always playing step ahead. Eventually, they scored a total of  seven goals without any push back ending the game earlier than expected. C.Henriguez wasn’t overly busy, but got credited the shutout.

(3)Degenerates vs Snipers(1) S.O

(0)Degenerates vs Snipers(7)

Classics triumph over Orient in two thrilling encounters

As expected, it was going to be close between the Orient and the Classics. In a pivotal moment late in the first game, C.Kakivelis seized the opportunity and delivered a game changing play. It should have been the Orient instead to break the barrier since they were the ones playing with a man up. Instead, C.Kakivelis defied the odds on an incredible effort to put his team ahead. That tally was followed up with another big goal by C.Gingras to help close out a nail biting opener. The second game was another thrilling match up between these two sides. Neither team lead after one which left a period for the Orient to try and even the night. Unfortunately, a bad start allowing two straight goals ultimately doomed them in the end. C.Gingras made the score 3-1 on the power play with about half a period remaining. The Orient didn’t back down however with O.Wahid responding almost immediately. The problem was that A.Kakivelis wasted barely any time to restore a two goal cushion that would ultimately hold up. Both games were close, but the Classics showed their ability to finding ways to win. After a huge shorthanded goal in the opener, the Classics made sure to capitalise in the second game on their power play chance using their special teams as a key reason why they edged out the Orient.

(2)Orient vs Classics(4)

(3)Orient vs Classics(5)

Sharpshooters storm late to secure second victory over the Assadi Consulting inc

Right-from the opening face off, the Sharpshooters seized control of the game. Their precision passing and sharpshooting abilities were on full display. They managed to score the games first three goals to set the tone. The Assadi Consulting inc were nowhere to be found until A.Papazian cracked the barrier late in the first period. In hope of carrying their momentum, the Assadi Consulting inc didn’t have enough influence in trying to shift the game. The Sharpshooters would win the frame anyway with D.Greco setting up all three tallies. The second encounter had somewhat of a different story line. This time, the Assadi Consulting in were the ones dictating the terms by playing ahead. Three times they led by two goals which looked to be just enough since time was winding down for the Sharpshooters. Just as it seemed like the game was going to be decided, the Sharpshooters pulled a rabbit out of the hat netting two late goals by the very same M.Kardum. All of a sudden, this contest needed a shootout to decide a winner. With all the momentum favouring the Sharpshooters, D.Greco and V.Orsini-Boyer made sure to bury their chances while L.Regis stood tall denying two of three attempts by the Assadi Consulting inc.

(3)Assadi Consulting inc vs Sharpshooters(6)

(5)Assadi Consulting inc vs Sharpshooters(6) S.O

Crazy finish has Dragons walking away with two wins over the Punishers

In the opening game of their matchup, the Dragons demonstrated their superiority over the Punishers with a convincing win. At no point did they stop their relentless attack in the first period striking five times. Goals came-from many different players with D.Lombardi being the only multi goal scorer. After taking an easy 7-2 victory, the Dragons looked to duplicate their efforts in the ensuing match. However, it didn’t quite turn out that way with the Punishers fine tuning their game and responding with a much crisper and determined effort. They led 3-2 after one period thanks to a pair of goals by B.Makris, and doubled their lead later in the second period when P.Karvouriaris scored on the power play. Trailing 4-2 with less than two minutes seems like an insurmountable deficit. That being said, the Dragons did have two power play opportunities in which they made sure to take advantage of. First, A.Mirolla cut the lead by one, and then, D.Lombardi was able to follow up equalising the score 4-4. If that wasn’t enough drama, the Dragons delivered the final knock out blow courtesy of A.Mirolla bagging his second. There is no question that the two sides will remember how this game went down. The Dragons ability to score three late goals and snatch victory-from the jaws of defeat will be remembered as a thrilling moment to their season. Unfortunately for the Punishers, like a bad indigestion, time will heal all wounds.

(2)Punishers vs Dragons(7)

(4)Punishers vs Dragons(5)

Hustlers miss out in opening game as they go empty handed vs Peters

The stage was set for an electrifying mini series between two teams very familiar with one another. Although both sides didn’t quite have their full line up, the games lived up to the hype anyway. After exchanging three goals each in the first period, M.DoCouto of the Hustlers snapped the tie on a power play goal to take the lead. The game continued to intensify as both sides knew it was going to be a nail biter. The onus was on the Peters to make something happen as they desperately searched for that next goal. Not only did J.Lulic eventually tie it, but scored two minutes after the equaliser putting the Peters ahead for good. The Hustlers weren’t pleased on how things ended. With the chance to even their night, the second game didn’t quite go according to plan. It was the Peters starting off on a bang posting three quick goals. The Hustlers were now stuck playing catch up throughout the entire game, and despite narrowing the gap a couple of times, they just couldn’t make enough ground as the Peters kept responding. The collective team effort that involved six different goal scorers is part of the Peters identity.  If your the opposition, its very difficult to contain a team that doesn’t really have a standout player. The Peters play a style that involves everyone which forces the opposition to commit as a collective unit if they are to stand a chance.

(4)Hustlers vs The Peters(5)

(4)Hustlers vs The Peters(6)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Daniel Greco of the Sharpshooters. His outstanding performance, including six assists in two games along with a decisive shootout goal played a significant role in the Sharpshooters two wins over the Assadi Consulting inc.

2023-10-29
Draft League Sunday

Sunday October 29

Kraken hit a wall after scoring games first two goals

(2) Kraken vs Bruins(5)

Just thirteen minutes in, and the Kraken paved the way for a solid start posting two big goals. The Bruins knew they had to step up their game before it got out of hand. Only a minute had gone by before M.Mosca delivered to cut the lead in half. For a good stretch, both sides kept testing the waters wanting to avoid any crucial mistakes. Eventually, somebody was going to get on board, and that moment occurred when Z.StMartin struck to even the score for the Bruins. The Bruins, riding high on their new found momentum, took control of the game when E.Grabrielli put them in front for the first time as of the 39 minute mark. Despite it being a one goal game, the Bruins took nothing for granted by adding two more insurance markers to cap off the night. All five goals came-from different players which only suggested a committed team effort along with solid goaltending presence by A.Benedetto.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Andy Benedetto of the Bruins.  His ability to keep the Kraken at bay for a very long period of time showcased his importance as a key factor why the Bruins defeated the Kraken on Sunday night.

F.Vigliotti stingy in net for the Panthers

( 8 )Panthers vs Wild(3)

The Panthers stormed onto the court with a fierce offensive onslaught. In the first portion of the game, they had scored five unanswered goals coming-from different players. Trailing that much without any scoring success, the Wild felt discouraged about their chances. In these types of cases, you keep it simple by searching for one goal. That moment finally occurred when M.Zuccaro beat F.Vigliotti for a rare moment. Yes, the deficit was still high, but at least it was a step in the right direction for the Wild. Unfortunately, they couldn’t really gain any traction as the game remained steady with neither side pushing the pace. The Panthers didn’t mind it all since they were the ones in command. Both teams went on to trade two goals each which didn’t change much in the end. The Panthers massive lead and ability to maintain control of the game ultimately led them to triumph over the Wild. 

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Freddy Vigliotti of the Panthers. F.Vigliotti displayed remarkable skills and composure, making a series of crucial saves to prevent the Wild-from mounting any sort of comeback. Allowing only three goals in a game with such offensive fire power on display was an impressive feat.

M.Paciencia rescues Canadiens from-relentless Predators

(5)Canadiens vs Predators(4)

In a thrilling and back and forth matchup, the Predators managed to tie the game twice after being down by two goals, only to ultimately fall to the Canadiens by a final score of 5-4. The Canadiens were quick to take a 2-0 lead on goals by G.DeStefano and M.Danesi. Knowing the importance of that next tally, the Predators made sure to get their first. Not only did they respond, but tallied twice in just over a minute to level. Sometimes you hope for a momentum killer when giving up a pair of tallies. In the case for the Canadiens, G.DeStefano was there again to put one behind A.Zardarian, and put his side playing in front once more. For nearly fifteen minutes, this contest saw the offense run dry-from the two sides. Finally, M.Paciencia entertained the crowd by providing the Canadiens another two goal advantage. Its safe to assume that the Canadiens learned-from their earlier mistakes to not repeat the same let down. That being said, history repeated itself once more with the Predators rising-from the dead. D.Melo and M.Porato each scored only two minutes apart. Since this game was a roller coaster of excitement with lots of unpredictable behaviour, it was anyone’s guess who would strike next. Luckily for the Canadiens, M.Paciencia was definitely feeling it as the sniper struck once more to give his side the lead for good. The Predators showed plenty of resiliency in their comeback back attempts, but it was the Canadiens that made that one extra play in order to secure the win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Michel Paciencia of the Canadiens. Timing is everything sometimes. In this particular case, M.Paciencia scored two goals at curial points during the match to help provide a thrilling 5-4 victory for the Canadiens.

Kings kept it close for a while, but couldn’t keep up with the Blackhawks

(7)Blackhawks vs Kings(3)

The game began with both teams showing their determination to win. The Kings struck first early on with J.Bergola giving his team the quick lead. However, the Blackhawks responded swiftly with a flurry of goals. Three different players took turns finding the back of the net. The Kings appeared to be in a whole world of trouble until they caught a break when a penalty enabled T.Settino to narrow the gap by one. Still, the task became a challenging one for the Kings as they kept falling behind the eight ball giving up the games next three tallies. Again, different players lit the lamp for the Blackhawks, and the Kings couldn’t regroup and defend properly in order to keep the game close. By then, the Blackhawks had caused more than enough damage to protect their comfortable margin. Even though T.Settino buried his second, the Kings had already fell off a cliff and were in no position to overcome a team that didn’t give much. M.Mascitto made all the key necessary saves in order for his side to play in front. The net minder was stellar facing about 30 shuts to earn the win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to M.Mascitto of the Blackhawks. The goaltender demonstrated incredible reflexes, excellent positioning and a calm demeanour in the face of the Kings offensive pushes.

J.Testa spoils T.Sauk shutout, Islanders overwhelm Sabres

(12)Islanders vs Sabres(1)

In a lopsided matchup between the Islanders and the Sabres, the Islanders dominated the game, routing the Sabres with a convincing 12-1 victory. The only bright moment for the Sabres was when J.Testa beat T.Sauk on a penalty shot. Apart-from that, the Islanders owned every aspect of the game-from their offensive prowess to their quick recovery without the ball. At no point did they ever let up with so many players taking turns scoring. F.Bchara led the charge in that department riffling three for the hat trick. Next in line saw M.Kardum and F.Vitoratos cash in twice while many others chipped in as well. While the score may show a discouraging result for one team, and a promising result for the other, this game wont mean much in the grand scheme of things. The Islanders took this one handily in a large part due to their significant spares. Sometimes, the right available players at a random time will tilt the scales of a hockey game. The Sabres will need to simply put this one behind them and focus more on what’s ahead.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara. Out of his clubs twelve goals, F.Bchara had a productive outing collecting seven points that included a hat trick.

Red Wings unable to recover after slow start with the Flyers

(7)Flyers vs Red Wings(4)

The Flyers came out swinging, putting the Red Wings on their heels right-from the start. In the first 17 minutes, the Flyers had tallied four times leaving the Red Wings in shambles unable to keep up. A.Farina did respond to narrow the gap by two, but that would be as close as it got for the Red Wings.  Even though the will and sprit to battle was there for the Red Wings, they couldn’t compete well enough against a side that had the extra gear. The Flyers saw their goals concentrated on three players doing most of the damage. M.Destounis ,C.Roberts and S.Kalaydjian all had two goals while M.Estrela and P.Santullo took care of setting up plays by collecting three helpers each. After facing 26 shots, M.Freda held his ground to earn a well deserved win between the pipes.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Martino Freda of the Flyers. The net minder was ready-from the beginning when the Red Wings tried to stage a comeback. By remaining sharp and focused early on, the Flyers were able to build a cushion and never look back en route to securing a nice end to the regular season.

As the Sunday division regular season draft league came to an end, the anticipation for the playoffs began to build among the players. The matchups for the upcoming playoff season were eagerly awaited as the teams will be primed and anxious to kick off a more thrilling ride.   The top four seeds will get an automatic pass to the quarter final round. The match ups for round 1 are as follows:

(1)Bruins        first round bye

(2)Canadiens first round bye

(3)Red Wings first round bye

(4)Blackhawks first round bye

(5)Flyers vs Wild(12) Despite what the standings look like, both teams resemble each other statistically in the goals for and against department. The Flyers may have the tools up front to cause havoc, but the Wild have the defence to shut anybody down. As it often applies in important games, goaltending will likely determine the outcome. M.Rodriguez of the Wild will square off against M.Freda as the two goaltenders will be expected to put forth their best efforts so far this season.

(6)Islanders vs Sabres(11) The Islanders know what they are getting-from their young stellar net minder in T.Sauk. That being said, if R.Testa plays up to his capabilities, this series could be decided very late with no clear cut winner.

(7)Predators vs Kraken(10) The Kraken have the pedigree of knowing how to play in the big games. Since their offense wont be an issue, its how they commit to playing without the ball that will likely make the difference. Of coarse P.Kassaris has to be dialled in as the goaltender will also play a significant role for the Kraken. The Predators on the other hand, have plenty of skilled and experienced players that know how to manage a game. This series will likely be decided on the little details.

(8)Panthers vs Kings(9) The Panthers are way to familiar with the Kings strength. If the captain of the Panthers plays his cards right, then expect them to pass. While the focus will be on how to shut down the divisions top scorer in T.Settino, that theory would need to be put into practice which isn’t easy to do when a player has the ability to create chances for himself and others.

2023-10-26
E Division and Open

Thursday October 26

S.DosSantos displays leadership and scoring prowess collecting hat trick

(7)Rated R vs Krazy Train(5)

Sometimes you just want to get off to a good start when two solid teams face one another. By keeping a much simpler game plan, Rated R made the right plays and benefited enough times to play ahead. As much as the Krazy Train tried to regroup, mental errors continued to plague their game. It wasn’t like they backed down or let go of the gas pedal. Rated R would always respond and keep a comfortable distance making the Krazy Train work that much harder. Its always nice when your captain shows leadership in the dressing and on the court. S.DosSantos completed his hat trick with great patience before ripping the ball in the top corner of the net for a 7-4 third period lead. Now that the Rated R had that much more wiggle room, the rest belonged to a great defensive structure to close the lanes, and more importantly P.Assadi making the timely saves. In the end, Rated R came out prepared while the Krazy Train played somewhat careless.

Armadillos pull away leaving Fatal Demons in the dust

(3)Fatal Demons vs Armadillos( 8 )

Both sides were determined to give each other a run for their money. The Armadillos did get the edge winning the opening frame 3-1 that included a huge back breaking shorthanded goal by the captain J.Kontitsis. The Fatal Demons did overcome the hurdle when M.Destounis scored on the power play to narrow the gap by one. As the period kept unfolding, the Armadillos started to assert their dominance striking twice before it was over. The 5-2 lead was never challenged as the Armadillos added three more straight tallies to put the game completely out of reach. While the Fatal Demons had kept it close for as long as possible, the Armadillos superior team work and skill ultimately proved to be the difference maker. Many contributed up front with J.Kontitsis and P.Legatos sharing two goals each.

D.Verta and M.Nardi combine for 9 points, Brew Crew thrive to defeat HC Fennecs

(5)Brew Crew vs HC Fennecs(3)

After trading a first period goal each, the Brew Crew showcased their strength converting three times in the second period to distance themselves-from the HC Fennecs. M.Nardi was having one of those nights that the opposition had no answers for. The forward was definitely on top of his game involved in all four goals that included a hat trick. To his help, D.Verta fed him three times while netting the other. The dynamic dup played a significant role in the Brew Crew’s offense combining for a whopping nine points. D.Verta wasn’t done yet adding his fifth point courtesy of a power play goal. Despite going dry up front, the HC Fennecs stuck with it and benefited twice due to their resiliency. S.Senoune and A.Ouchia each scored to narrow the gap by a pair, but it proved to be a little to late as the Brew Crew hung on to a 5-3 result.

K.Gamache sets up four tallies, Chiefs pace their way to down the Altius

(6)Chiefs vs Altius(2)

It was a win marked by balance scoring and outstanding play making skills by K.Gamache, who recorded four helpers. The Chiefs came out strong in the first period, taking control of the game on two quick tallies. Although D.Provots-Jarry did respond for the Altius, the game was ultimately decided by the end of the second when J.Gagne finished off a brilliant play. The Altius found it difficult to get much scoring done against a goaltender that practically covers the entire net. Unless its a perfect precise shot like in the case of A.Alfonso’s tally, P.O.Girouard will likely deny you. The Altius had their few chances to add more, but kept hitting a wall. The Chiefs well rounded performance and offensive fire power were to much for the Altius to handle in this game, and they emerged as clear victors with a 6-2 score line.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sergio DosSantos of Rated R. The captain stole the spotlight delivering a spectacular performance by scoring three big goals. 

2023-10-25
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday October 25

P.Camirand scores hat trick late breaking 10-10 tie for the Golden Knights

(10)Oilers vs Golden Knights(11)

It was a game where no lead was safe, and where victory was earned through sheer perseverance and team work. As soon as the ball dropped, the game continued in a whirlwind of action, with teams exchanging goals in rapid succession. The Oilers looked to have things under control when D.Galloro went on a tear bagging three straight goals for a 7-4 lead. But since this was a contest that left their net minders out to dry, it wasn’t a shock that the Golden Knights responded with a strong message of their own. At one point, they led 10-8 with about seven minutes left in the game. You had to figure that the comeback and a two goal lead would go a long way if your the Golden Knights. That wasn’t the case, not in this particular game with the Oilers collecting the next two goals in which M.Valmora scored on a penalty shot to level. By this point into the match, both sides reached a fever pitch of anxiety not knowing what to expect as the two teams kept trading chances having to rely on their neglected net minders. With the game seemingly headed for overtime, P.Camirand got their first bagging the games biggest tally to snap a very late tie. That was the snipers third of the game, and it couldn’t have come at a better time to secure a thrilling finish.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Paolo Camirand of the Golden Knights. With the score tied 10-10, P.Carone rose to the occasion and delivered a remarkable hat trick.

Senators outlast Blues in thrilling match up

(4)Blues vs Senators(6)

In a closely contested and electrifying game, the Senators managed to edge out the Blues. Most of the scoring occurred in the first portion  of the match with the two sides trading goal after goal. S.Mascitto and T.Settino each tallied twice for the Senators while J.DiMauro did the same for the Blues. The Senators did break the 4-4 tie thanks to C.Nguyen being at the right place after receiving a nice feed-from T.Settino. Considering the way the game was going, more goals were expected to come with so much left  over. However, that wasn’t the case as the Senators defence tightened up, and M.Mascitto’s outstanding goaltending got into the head of the Blues players. The Blues were snake bitten unable to beat Mascitto for nearly half the game. His unwavering composure and solid goaltending skills proved to be the difference maker in this very close encounter. The Senators put the match away late when S.Sicuso tallied on a penalty shot.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Mascitto of the Senators. His solid performance in the second half of the game was pivotal in securing his clubs 6-4 victory over the Blues.

S.Tosi late hat trick propels Stars to 6-5 win over Rangers

(5)Rangers vs Stars(6) O.T

The Stars started the game with an explosive offense, taking an early 4-1 lead with two coming-from S.Tosi. It was a strong sequence that left the Rangers scrambling to catch up. To their credit, they remained calm and took matters into their own hands playing it a shift at a time. By simply working harder and sharper, the Rangers eventually got their tying the game thanks to J.Salvo. Just when it seemed that the Rangers had all the momentum they had worked hard for, R.Kilgour deflated it seconds later to regain the lead for the Stars. But this game was far-from being over as the two sides remained heavily engaged. The Rangers resiliency paid off once more when A.Cavalieri buried his third to level. Entering the late stages of the game, the next tally would likely decide matters. Sometimes it takes someone riding the hot hand in order to make the difference. With S.Tosi already supporting the offense on two big goals, the forward took it to another level by completing his hat trick very late in the game to snap the 5-5 tie.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Sergio Tosi of the Stars. His hat trick was a testament to his skill, determination, and ability to deliver when it mattered the most earning him the player of the game.

2023-10-24
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday October 24

Canucks celebrate on the back of M.Lang’s heroics

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

The game kicked off with a bang as the Sharks raced off to a quick 3-0 lead. The Sharks, known for their aggressive offense, quickly took control on scoring efforts-from three different players. Not to be out done, the Canucks calmed the Sharks fire power by slowly crawling their way back. It was clear that this game was going to be decided on some late significant plays. The contest continued to be unpredictable with the pendulum swinging back and forth. While it looked like at one point the Canucks were headed for a better finish, the game shifted once more with the Sharks making a serious late push . Their two last goals came on penalty shots by D.Greco and B.Travisano which forced an eventual sudden death period. In an astonishing turn of events during the overtime frame, M.Lang added more magic by riffling his third goal to complete a hat trick and provide a thrilling finish for the Canucks.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Lang of the Canucks. The forward plays like a train with no brakes making it very hard for any defence to contain. Tonight, M.Lang sealed the victory for the Canucks after a remarkable six point performance that included a hat trick.

Penguins solid defense shines in 6-3 win over the Ducks

(6)Penguins vs Ducks(3)

The Ducks really didn’t have a choice to play the patient game against the Penguins. Unable to match them on a run and gun style, the Ducks had to play back and wait foe some chances to occur. On the large part, the game remained very close which was exactly what the Ducks had hoped for. However, with the Penguins possessing two solid lines up front, it became only a question of time before something was to give. Both their lines had somebody take care of the scoring. A.Kalaydjian notched a pair on his line while Z.Giosi had another huge impact bagging a hat trick. The Penguins only really pulled away by the 40 minute mark making the score 5-3 in their favour. Even though time wasn’t yet a factor, the Ducks didn’t have the pace to match and climb their way back. Z.Giosi would eventually score his third, and the Penguins closed out a 6-3 win over the Ducks.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Zachary Giosi of the Penguins. The speedy young forward kept finding a way to break through resulting in three big goals for his club.

2023-10-23
4vs4 Monday

Monday October 23

Hustlers sense of pride kicks in second encounter with the Orient

A late first period power play goal by M.David set the tone the rest of the way as the Orient handed the Hustlers an easy defeat to kick start their night. A.Fahra wasted barely any time in the ensuing frame to double the lead, and O.Wahid along with A.Laramee completed the rest of the scoring. The Hustlers struggled to get much going up front and only scored on a tip in goal by T.Bozinakis giving M.Jobin no time to react. After a disappointing finish, the Hustlers entered the second game with a new sense of purpose. Their offensive plays were sharper as more scoring chances were generated resulting in a 2-1 lead after one period. The Orient, refusing to back down having a deeper bench to rely on were able to take the frame by a slight margin to force an eventual shootout. This was an area that both goaltenders owned with M.Jobin and C.Stavriadis denying all three attempts. The Hustlers improved performance in this game was evident as they wanted nothing less than to go empty handed.

(4)Orient vs Hustlers(1)

(3)Orient vs Hustlers(3) S.O

Degenerates find their groove in second game to split with the Assadi Consulting inc

In the second game following an ugly loss, the Degenerates regrouped and refocused their efforts. The team put in the hard work that was lacking in the previous match and it paid off as they levelled the night with their opponent. The first game saw a lack of will and determination with the Assadi Consulting inc winning most of their battles. It was simply a game to forget for a side that didn’t have the will to compete. Luckily , there was a following match to erase a horrible finish. The Degenerates had a promising start that saw J.Courteau bury a pair. This time, they carried the lead which now forced the Assadi Consulting inc to open up. Far-from being over, the Assadi Consulting inc couldn’t have asked for a better chance to even the score. Down only 3-2 with a six minute power play, the chance of scoring was almost inevitable unless your goaltender is playing lights out.  R.Ranieri along with some nice defensive plays somehow killed off six long minutes to help secure the win. During that stretch, S.Marricco made a huge play to intercept the ball and work his way to feeding an empty cage.

(5)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(1)

(2)Assadi Consulting inc vs Degenerates(4)

Dragons outpace Hustlers in both wins

You can make the argument that the first encounter between the Dragons and the Hustlers was somewhat close. Both teams played through a scoreless first period, and the net minders were primed to make a difference. It was a game that required for either team to score first, especially the Hustlers having to deal with a shorter bench while playing in their second game of a double header night. Unfortunately for them, Y.Derohannessian got their first, and the Dragons went on to add two more goals to sum up the victory. Hoping to recover for a better outing, the Hustlers saw A.Mirolla take center stage further solidifying his reputation as a goal scoring machine. Its pretty safe to say that one player was the downfall for the Hustlers hopes of taking at least one win under their belt. A.Mirolla took charge-from the get go scoring all three goals in the first period alone before adding his fourth later on. However, the Hustlers didn’t quite pack it in as they snuck up the Dragons necks netting two consecutive goals to even the score. It seemed no matter how hard the Hustlers tried to grab an edge, the Dragons would take over instead. Once J.Mandracchia converted on the power play, the Dragons never looked back adding three more insurance markers. D.Lombardi decided to take a different role by setting up a bunch of goals rather than scoring.

(5)Dragons vs Hustlers(1)

(7)Dragons vs Hustlers(3)

Peters execute well to oust the Classics in back to back wins

In the first game , the Peters faced off against the Classics with a clear strategy in mind. Right-from the opening draw, they displayed exceptional coordination and execution. Their plays were crisp and they capitalised on scoring chances with precision. Its not like the Classic didn’t compete. The problem was that they woke up a little to late after the initial damage had been done. J.Lulic scored three highlight goals  while M.Richard buried a pair. The Classics had a different start entering their game. They managed to pull ahead 3-2 after the first period feeling a lot more confident about their chances. Unfortunately for the Classics, the second period continued in the same vein, with the Peters maintaining their level of execution. Their plays flowed seamlessly, and they continued to capitalise with J.Morina netting a hat trick along with M.Argiris posting back to back tallies. The Classics, despite their best efforts, found it challenging to break through the Peters defense to try and narrow the gap. The Peters were overall more engaged as a unit while the Classics looked to be a step behind at times.

(5)Classics vs The Peters(7)

(3)Classics vs The Peters(7)

C.Ekonomankis had his hands full but delivers in net for the Punishers

The Punishers took on the Dragons in what was expected to be a fierce battle. The first encounter ended up being a high scoring showdown that had the Dragons up 5-4 with less than two minutes remaining. As time was winding down, the Punishers refused to go away getting a huge equaliser by P.Karvouriaris . If that wasn’t enough, C.Stamadianos scored seconds later, and the Dragons couldn’t believe how they let this one slip away. The loss was so demoralising that they suffered a very bad start in the ensuing game. The Punishers took advantage of a wounded team by striking three times in the first five minutes alone. H.Angelov would add his second by the end of the frame, and the Punishers looked like they were headed for an easy win. C.Ekonomakis was largely the reason why a team like the Dragons have yet to score. The goaltender was simply that good denying many high end chances. That being said, there is only so much you can do. The Dragons trailed 4-0 and have yet to figure out Ekonomakis as time was winding down. It took a power play goal by D.Lombardi to finally break the spell. That single tally erupted a dormant offense to catch fire as the Dragons scored two more times to pull within one. The comeback was so crazy that A.Mirolla nearly completed it if not for C.Ekonomakis denying him point blank. Out of nowhere, the Dragons came to life, and would have perhaps gotten a better fate if there was a little more time left over.

(5)Dragons vs Punishers(6)

(3)Dragons vs Punishers(4)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Ekonomakis if the Punishers. Making a bunch of crucial saves throughout two games enabled his side to grab a pair of nice clean wins over a very lethal offense.

2023-10-22
Draft League Sunday

Sunday October 22

Kraken hit a wall, Kings pull away on four unanswered goals

(3)Kraken vs Kings(7)

The game started with great excitement as the Kings took control-from the beginning. Down 3-0, the Kraken needed a spark to stop the bleeding. Finally, C.Decotis and C.Pirone each scored, and Kraken crawled their way back into it with a full twenty minutes to play. Once the Kings started to feel the pressure, and resurgence by the Kraken, they stepped up their game and took over with four unanswered goals. Two of those tallies were converted on penalty shots with the Kraken taking untimely penalties. A.Daghlian and T.Settino made sure to capitalise during the breakaways which alleviated any added pressure for the Kings to close out the game. The Kings took this one by committee with seven different goal scorers, and S.Sauk being a part of it as the goaltender was sharp beaten only three times.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Scott Sauk of the Kings. The net minder stayed focused under pressure, and the Kings pulled way thanks to S.Sauk keeping the Kraken at bay throughout the entire match.

Blackhawks click late to defeat Flyers

( 8 )Blackhawks vs Flyers(6)

Although the score remained close, the Flyers always played ahead as the Blackhawks were stuck chasing the game. It really wasn’t up until the last ten minutes for the Blackhawks to flip the script and take over on five quick goals. That’s when M.Kardum placed himself in his sweet spot riffling a total of four tallies by the time it was said and done. The Blackhawks looked like a car idling for most of the match before finding that extra gear late in the game to blow past the Flyers. E.Allen had provided a huge penalty shot goal during that stretch giving the Blackhawks their first lead of the game. There was no question that goal fuelled his bench to thrive for more, and complete the mini comeback by finishing off strong. It may have come in a losing cause, but M.Saia and M.Destounis did all of the work up front for the Flyers as both players combined for five goals with M.Saia credited the hat trick.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Marin Kardum of the Blackhawks. When it was time to get serious, M.Kardum got to work scoring a total of four goals  that clearly had an influence on the final score.

Sound defense pays off again for Canadiens rout vs the Islanders

(3)Islanders vs Canadiens(7)

For how well the Canadiens are playing so far this season, you have to figure they are coming in with a game plan. It showed-from the opening face off as they executed it almost flawlessly maintaining control for nearly the entire time. They managed to pull ahead 3-0, and only conceded one of their few goals when G.Lamothe finally got to M.Tzouvadakis. The Islanders didn’t have an easy time trying to break through the Canadiens defense. As much as they tried to create the lanes, someone was there to cut the play and regain control. The Islanders weren’t out of this by any means trailing only 4-2 at one point. Unable for the Islanders to make any ground, the Canadiens started to add some insurance late in the game where they posted four tallies to secure another victory. G.Santacroce knows how to utilise his speed as the quick forward bagged two goals and an assist. The Canadiens essentially took this contest like they’ve done with their previous wins. By playing a structured defence style, allowing goals will be limited while the offense  will come naturally.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Tzouvadakis of the Canadiens. The net minder exhibited skill and poise between the pipes giving his teammates all the confidence that he would pull through and make all the necessary saves.

P.Stroubakis taps in overtime winner in thrilling affair between Wild and Predators

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

From-the very drop of the ball, the fans were treated with some exciting hockey that was just to unpredictable on where it was headed. First, it looked as though the Wild were in command mounting a 3-1 lead on a strong effort by J.Terrigno’s two goals. The Predators kept it close by trailing, but couldn’t really get much going up front. However, that eventually changed by the 39 minute mark where they finally got the ball rolling. Finally, they had found their rhythm and the offense started to click riding a strong sequence that saw them in front when D.Melo took a fairly late 7-6 lead. The Wild looked to be in shambles after playing a solid game for most of the match. They couldn’t figure out a way to slow down the Predators relentless onslaught as the game was winding down. Trailing only by a goal, the Wild needed somebody to step up, and who other than J.Terrigno to rescue the situation. The forward was definitely feeling it on this night as he was able to score late and send this contest into overtime. When getting to this stage of the game, the odds are of a coin toss on who would prevail. The Predators got their first thanks to P.Stoubakis tapping in his own rebound  after receiving a nice pass-from M.Porato and J.Tynes.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Porato of the Predators. M.Porato’s remarkable play and his five point performance highlight his skill, vision, and ability to make a difference on the court. The Predators got to the finish line first with M.Porato being a significant piece to the puzzle.

Red Wings secure victory with stout defense

(3)Bruins vs Red Wings(4)

The Red Wings demonstrated their defensive prowess right-from the start of the game. They effectively neutralised the Bruins offense, limiting their opponents to doing much up front. Its not like the Red Wings were outgunning the Bruins offensively, but they did have the luxury of always playing ahead. The Bruins had tied the game twice on goals by Z.StMartin and E.Capalbo, but could never jump ahead as they kept hitting a wall toward the opposing net. B.Verducci is hard to beat, and unless you get him good, nothing will go through him unless he’s feeling tired. Tonight however, he looked to be in fine form limiting a strong attack to only three goals. As long as the Red Wings grabbed their slight lead, the chances were good that they would close out the deal. M.Salerno would make the score 4-2 favouring the Red Wings which just held up for the winner.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Red Wings. In a game that needed your last line of defence to prevail, the Red Wings were glad to see B.Verducci do his thing . The Bruins usually score more, but not on this night with B.Verducci dialled in stealing the show.

Panthers fend off Sabres

(5)Sabres vs Panthers(7)

The game lives up to expectations as the Sabres and the Panthers engage in a nice exchange of momentum swings. First, it was the Sabres dictating the terms grabbing the better start leading 3-1. Then, it was the Panthers turn to take over as they went on a tear notching four consecutive markers. The Sabres looked lost at times as they tried to figure out a way to regain some sort of control. L.Bucci did end a log scoring spell to narrow the gap by one. Unfortunately for the Sabres, they couldn’t push the pace long enough as the Panthers responded as well courtesy of T.Longhi. The two sides would go on to exchange one goal each which played in the favour of the Panthers emerging as winners. With the help of S.Kalaydjian’s hat trick along with A.Gravel’s two tallies, the Panthers were able to escape with the narrow 7-5 win over the Sabres.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Sevag Kalaydjian of the Panthers. Prior to the game, S.Kalaydjian was pressured to score at least three goals for the Panthers in which he just made it in time on a late empty net marker to cap off the win.

2023-10-19
E Division and Open

Thursday October 19

S.DosSantos patented slap shot provides OT winner for Rated

(4)Rated R vs Brew Crew(3) O.T

It was an intense evening at the venue as the Brew Crew and Rated R clashed in what was a thrilling contest. Neither side gave an inch and the two goaltenders never flinched until something finally gave. M.Pace loves to get into the dirty areas as the gritty forward slid toward the net to tap in the games opening goal. Form-there, the two sides started to find open areas, and goals came at a constant rate. The Brew Crew carried a slight 2-1 lead heading into the final frame, but found themselves trailing when D.Bertrand completed his hat trick on the power play. However, that didn’t stop the Brew Crew-from battling back. By applying an aggressive fore-check, M.Nardi forced a turnover, and R.Mancini was there to bury his chance. Now that both sides squared things off, a potential overtime period was left to decide matters. The sudden death period began with both teams fighting hard, neither willing to back down. Then, a four minute penalty by the Brew Crew opened the door for Rated R to seize the moment. Having that kind of room with plenty of time left over is a recipe for disaster. Rated R moved the ball so well that once S.DosDantos had a clear shot, the captain made the best with his wicked release giving the Brew Crews net minder no chance whatsoever.

Armadillos experience overwhelm HC Fennecs in 10-0 thumping

(0)HC Fennecs vs Armadillos(10)

In a lopsided match, the Armadillos dominated the HC Fennecs with a resounding 10-0 victory. The Armadillos displayed their prowess on the field, leaving the HC Fennecs struggling to keep up. It was a commanding performance that showcased what an experienced skilled hockey team is capable of versus a team that’s not seasoned yet. After carrying a 3-0 lead heading into the second period, P.Arkalis took over practically on his own scoring all three goals in that frame alone for a natural hat trick. While its expected for Arkalis do put up some nice numbers, S.Kipopoulos decided to be part of the conversation as well. By watching some clips of Connor Bedard,  the veteran forward took notes displaying flashes of the young and rising star. Kipopoulos scored two nice goals in the final frame to put an end to an easy win. Despite not being a significant factor, C.Stavriadis was busy enough to record a 27 save shutout.

Altius take over in third period to down Black Knights

(2)Black Knights vs Altius(6)

It was a great start and an even better finish as the Altius had no issues taking care of the Black Knights on Thursday night. D.Provost-Jarry made an immediate impact scoring twice in the first period to help provide a 3-1 lead. Something needed to give in order for the Black Knights to have a chance at climbing out of their deficit. That moment did occur thanks to S.Racicot narrowing the gap by only one. Still, the Black Knights had some work ahead of them despite trailing by only one goal. The Altius weren’t giving much out there and felt confident about their chances for how well they were playing. As much as the Black Knights tried to fight back and even the score, the Altius were simply to strong on this particular night. P.Arkalis had set up J.Bradley before adding two more tallies to complete another productive game. P.Arkalis’s incredible third period display, with all three points was a testament to his exceptional talent and game changing abilities. The Altius played a near perfect match by not allowing much defensively with M.Melo as the last line of defence while getting the contributions up front to solidify the win.

Generals hit their first wall, Krazy Train prevail

(6)Krazy Train vs Generals(4)

In an electrifying showdown, the Krazy Train saved their best for last notching two third period goals to hand the Generals their first loss of the season. The Generals overcome a 2-0 first period deficit scoring three in a row before the first period ended. All three tallies came as wicked slap shots with J.Brunet striking first followed with P-M Paradis netting a pair. The Krazy Train kept showing their tenacity and resilience to keep battling hard. As long as they played with that much determination, the Generals were forced to try and slow down the Krazy Train’s pace. It almost seemed like it was a question of time before they would take over. With the game all tied up after two periods, the Krazy Train  work etiquette came into play in the third as they rattled off two unanswered goals to gain control of the match. The Krazy Train understood the offensive threats-from their opponents, and made it a point to defend properly while relying on G.Follano to make the big saves. Adding to that, J.Morina and J.Teresi were the back bone controlling the centre positions as the two players owned both ends of the court.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Arkalis of the Altius. After playing in an earlier match collecting a natural hat trick for the Armadillos, the skilled forward was just getting warmed up playing a major role in the Altius’s 6-2 win over the Black Knights. Arkalis went on to collect another four points earning him the standout player of the night.

2023-10-18
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday October 18

F.Decoster rescues Golden Knights on a pair of late goals

(8)Golden Knights vs Senators(7)

The game kicked off with the Senators looking a bit sluggish, at least in the first twelve minutes where they gave up five goals. Eventually, they found their footing and the tides started to change. They managed to get some balanced production and tie the game up 6-6 by the 32 minute mark. It was clear that the momentum was favouring the Senators up until that point. S.Mascitto had scored twice, and T.Scarpelli was a thorn up front sparking the offense with a total of five points. The game was a roller coaster ride with no clear indication of where it was headed. The Golden Knights F.Decoster, who had been relatively quiet, suddenly came to life, scoring two clutch goals to put the Golden Knights ahead for good. M.Danesi did narrow the gap late in the game for the Senators, but time ran out as the Golden Knights hanged on for the win. The victory was led by B.Travisano, who tallied a hat trick, M.Lafleur’s and C.Pizzuto’s three points apiece along with F.Decoster’s two big goals toward the end of the game.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Frederic Decoster of the Golden Knights. Sometimes, its when you score that counts. F.Decoster picked the right moments to notch both his goals that snapped a 6-6 tie giving the Golden Knights the slight edge in the end.

Rangers rally with four straight in double up win vs the Blues

(4)Rangers vs Blues(2)

They held their ground, and they held it for a very long period of time. The Blues looked like they could do no wrong by not only playing ahead, but defending exceptionally well for at least 30 straight minutes. A.Kaladjian scored first right before F.Bchara doubled the lead on a penalty shot. Maybe it was just a question of time for a team like the Rangers to strike. J.Salvo finally ended the spell, and the Rangers looked to build enough rhythm  taking control of the match. Four different players found the back of the net in a short span of only six minutes. The Blues defense seemed to falter unable to stop the Rangers relentless attack. With the score now 4-2 in favour of the Rangers, the Blues pushed hard in the waning minutes of the game to try and mount a comeback of their own. However, the Rangers goaltender D.Apikian stood tall and made critical saves to preserve the lead.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Apikian of the Rangers. Allowing only two goals is quite impressive in the Draft league. D.Apikian was razor sharp, solid and ready to perform enabling his side to overcome a hurdle and rebound with a resounding win.

Stars use 4 unanswered goals to down Hurricanes

(5)Hurricanes vs Stars(6)

It was a game that featured a dramatic turn of events. It was the Hurricanes that began with a stronger punch playing ahead with a 4-2 lead at one point. F.Tannous got the ball rolling making an immediate impact scoring two goals and an assist. The Hurricanes were looking in fine form with all aspects of their game working. Then, something changed, and the Stars had other plans on where this game was headed. With sheer determination and unwavering teamwork, they mounted an extraordinary comeback. It took only five minutes for the offense to ignite. S.Tosi and L.Cannistraro caused most of the fits for the Hurricanes defense as both players lit up sharing four points each. It was evident that the Hurricanes were stunned seeing it all unfold right before their eyes. In hopes of trying to stop the bleeding, and regain focus, the Hurricanes had to deal with another burden. This time, goaltending proved to be an issue with B.Verducci showcasing his composure, crucial saves and ability to remain calm in net for the Stars. The Hurricanes, after scoring four goals in the first 27 minutes, couldn’t beat B.Verducci enough times as the Stars closed out the deal on a character win.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Ben Verducci of the Stars. His performance was undoubtedly a highlight of the game which enabled his side to come-from behind and steal the contest vs the Hurricanes.

2023-10-17
Draft League Tuesday

Tuesday October 17

D.Galloro sets tone right away with natural hat trick, Ducks feast on some Shark fin

(10)Ducks vs Sharks(7)

It was a game that will be remembered as the Danny Galloro show. The Ducks superstar delivered a remarkable performance, displaying his incredible scoring abilities by putting five behind the Sharks net minder. Sometimes, its when you score your goals that count . In this particular matchup, D.Galloro took control early netting a natural hat trick only five and a half minutes into the game. Both teams went on to trade plenty of chances as the game kept shifting back and forth. Every time the Ducks thought they had a reasonable gap, the Sharks would respond and keep it close. It was a game that featured a scoring frenzy that kept going on until the final buzzer. The goaltenders were extremely busy, but B.Bellini stood tall outlasting his counter part. In the end, the strong start provided by D.Galloro’s hat trick proved to be the difference in a game that was fairly close.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Danny Galloro of the Ducks. No doubt  he was a big influence in why the Ducks edged out the Sharks. After bagging an early natural hat trick, the sharp shooter added two more to cap off an impressive five goal game.

Penguins pull away after an early close encounter with the Canucks

(13)Penguins vs Canucks(3)

In what happened to be a lopsided tilt, the Penguins asserted their dominance over the Canucks, defeating them with an emphatic score of 13-3. Although the game remained close for a while, the Penguins pulled away with a series of unstoppable offensive plays. The game began with both teams trading goals, and the Canucks initially gave a good fight. They managed to hang in there for a good half of the game. Then, they must of hit a flat tire as the wheels stopped rolling. The Penguins on the other hand were no where close to slowing down as they kept scoring making it difficult for the Canucks defense and goaltender to keep up. Many put up some nice offensive numbers with Z.Giosi rattling off four goals. M.Zuccaro set up many plays collecting a goal and four assists while M.Estrela was equally productive accumulating four more points to her piggy bank. The Penguins took this contest handily on a few reasons, but predominately because of there solid d-core. By breaking up a ton of plays, offense is always generated, and the Penguins had more than their fair share to score a bunch of goals.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Pascal Bolduc of the Penguins. The solid d-man was one of a few players on the Penguins back end to dictate the terms. His defensive awareness along with his quick and smart decision making enabled his teammates to have an easier time converting simple plays into scoring chances.  

2023-10-16
4vs4 Monday

Monday October 16

Peters comeback late to secure two clean wins over the Orient

The Peters came out strong right-from the start. After scoring twice in the opening frame, the Peters continued to press adding two more tallies to hand the Orient a very rare defeat. It was an effort expected to have every player chip in one way or another . Notably, the most impressive part of it was C.Fortin shutting the door for two consecutive periods, something extremely difficult to do versus a charged offense. The second match was a lot more thrilling with the Orient determined to make a comeback. They may have given up an early goal, but that didn’t stop them-from surprising the Peters defense with the games next two tallies. F.Nasser and J.Saydi finally solved C.Fortin, and the Orient played in front entering the final frame of the night. Its almost unthinkable to shut the Peters down for an entire period if they are the ones  that need a goal desperately. The Orient may have needed the approach of trying to increase their margin. Instead, M.Richard eventually tied things up, and this contest was headed for a dramatic finish or a shootout. Unfortunately for the Orient, a late play in the dying moments saw M.Crialese complete a mini comeback securing two clean wins for the Peters.

(0)Orient vs The Peters(4)

(2)Orient vs The Peters(4)

Punishers secure dominant win, but Classics retaliate with resounding victory

In a highly anticipated matchup, the Punishers faced off against the Classics in a thrilling mini series. It wasn’t up until the second period that some fire works occurred. The Punishers turned on the switch rattling off four goals while anchored by their net minder R.Ranieri keeping the Classics at bay. The game was one sided enough that left the Classics looking for some redemption in the ensuing match. It showed that the Classics came into the second contest with renewed determination showing unwavering commitment to respond and even the score. Their flawless performance was displayed immediate as they dominated the first period alone with six unanswered goals. O.Valiquette and M.Mavroudis struck for a pair, and K.Duplin was feeling generous setting up many plays that resulted in three assists. The Classics continued to show no mercy into the second period ending the night earlier than expected when O.Valiquette completed his hat trick. This time, S.Morante stepped up in net earning a shutout.

(1)Classics vs Punishers(5)

(7)Classics vs Punishers(0)

Dragons outmatch exhausted Peters in back to back losses

In a challenging matchup, the Peters faced the formidable Dragons in a double header of ball hockey games. Unfortunately, the Peters struggled to keep pace with the Dragons relentless energy and skill. The Dragons set the tone right away scoring three times in the first period before adding two more makers with their special teams. There was no question A.Mirolla was a driving force as the power forward did it all by bagging a hat trick while setting up S.Hrivnak’s winner. The Peters understood that they needed to play in front if they stood a chance at evening the series with the Dragons. To their credit, they accomplished that mission after one period carrying a slight 3-2 lead. When two high end teams that are easily comparable go head to head, endurance and stamina often play a significant role. As much as the Peters displayed the will to battle, they just couldn’t keep up long enough against a fresher side. The Dragons showcased their superior effort overpowering a fatigue side that simply couldn’t keep up. In the span of two and a half minutes, J.Mandracchia, A.Mirolla and S.Hrivnak all scored, and the Dragons stapled a pair of clean wins over a top contender.

(5)Dragons vs The Peters(1)

(5)Dragons vs The Peters(4)

M.Arkalis snaps late tie for Hustlers, Punishers respond with 5 unanswered goals in second match to even series

In the first matchup of this exhilarating hockey game , the Hustlers faced off against the Punishers in a game that was decided toward the end. P.Nakhle got the ball rolling for the Hustlers with two goals in the first period while the Punishers scored by committee with T.Therrien providing a 3-2 lead. The Hustlers however, responded with character as they evened the score thanks to T.Bozinakis. It was clear that both teams were pushing for the win. It was only a question of who and when. With just under two minutes remaining, M.Arkalis came up clutch giving the Hustlers a narrow edge in the series opener. You always look to continue good habits after taking the first encounter. On normal circumstances, the team that just lost shows more determination entering the ensuing match. And although the first period saw both sides trade plenty of chances with lots of back and fort action, the Hustlers escaped the opening frame up 3-2. Then, barely two minutes in, T.Bozinakis converted on the power play followed with P.Arkalis netting a hat trick. Talk about putting yourself in the drivers seat if your the Hustlers. Not only did they lead 5-2, but the Punishers were hitting their eight period in only a couple of hours. The Punishers knew they had quite a task ahead of them. Despite being down by three, the Punishers refused to give up even in the face of exhaustion. They somehow lit up like wild wire scoring goal after goal leaving the Hustlers in total shock and disbelief. P.Karvouriaris had a major hand as the sniper scored twice while setting up three goals in which C.Stamadianos benefited twice. The Punishers did something remarkable by overcoming such a hurdle and will be remembering this game as a defining moment in this regular season.

(4)Hustlers vs Punishers(3)

(5)Hustlers vs Punishers(7)

Sharpshooters out gun Snipers in second encounter after both goaltenders shine in opener

The first game started with both teams playing a tight defensive role. So tight that neither side figured out the goaltenders,. On one end, M.Vinciguerra demonstrated incredible agility and reflexes while on the other, C.Henriquez was equally sharp forcing a scoreless draw into a shootout. Both teams did end up exchanging a goal each in the breakaways which still left no winners. Heading into the second encounter, the storyline was much different as both teams started to click offensively. M.Kardum was determined to do something by notching two first period goals giving the Sharpshooters a narrow 2-1 lead after a period. Its not easy breaking through the Snipers defense, but the Sharpshooters found the lanes and enough space to create chances resulting in three more goals. Their key moments occurred early in the final frame where M.Moisan and J.Teresi capitalised for a sufficient 4-1 lead. With the way M.Vinciguerra was dialled in, the Snipers couldn’t break through a solid goaltender enough times as the Sharpshooters held on to the victory.

(1)Sharpshooters vs Snipers(1) S.O

(5)Sharpshooters vs Snipers(2)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Mirolla of the Dragons. Anthony Mirolla’s exceptional eight point performance across two games showcased his incredible offensive talent ,unselfish playmaking, and a pivotal role in the Dragons two wins over the Peters.

2023-10-15
Draft League Sunday

Sunday October 15

Kraken use strong start to outlast Sabres

(7)Sabres vs Kraken(10)

It didn’t take long for the Kraken to kick start their engine and set the tone for the match. Barely thirteen minutes had gone by, and the Kraken had already built a massive 6-1 lead. The top line produced at a rapid rate led by F.Mastrocola, C.Decotis and C.Pirone as all three players clicked combining for a ton of points. While the contest appeared to be spiralling out of control, the Sabres managed to regroup playing a more determined game. They found their offensive groove and fired back with C.Arnoldo striking on four occasions. The Kraken may have taken their lead for granted as they started to ease up enabling the Sabres to bounce back and narrow the gap. At one point, they came as close as a three goal deficit. By then, the Krakens defence tightened up, and P.Kassaris made some key saves in order to keep some breathing room separating the two teams. F.Mistretta was also a major player in the win collecting six points that included a hat trick.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Frank Mistretta of the Kraken. His offensive prowess was on full display scoring three nice goals along with three helpers.

Wild stage epic comeback but fall short to Bruins

( 8 )Wild vs Bruins(9)

In a roller coaster of a game, the Wild staged a remarkable comeback, only to narrowly lose 9-8 to the Bruins. The game began with the Bruins asserting their dominance, scoring early and often. S.Vitali scored twice, and Z.StMartin was just getting warmed up making plenty happen. The Bruins looked like they could do no wrong leading 6-1 by the mid way point. By then, the Wild were facing a seemingly insurmountable deficit. Something had to give. Two of their next goals came on penalty shots by J.Terrigno and M.Zuccaro. Maybe that was the spark they needed as they continued to rally with a remarkable resurgence that eventually saw this contest levelled at eight goals apiece. The Bruins looked in trouble unable to stop a snow ball affect that kept growing. In hopes of catching a break, the Bruins were awarded a late penalty shot in order to try and regain the lead. That’s when the spotlight of the game hit with A.Passarelli seizing the moment delivering a dramatic game winning goal for the Bruins. His clutch goal snapped a late tie for a team that should have never been put in that situation. Credit to the Wild for never giving up in this contest after a horrendous start to their night.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Zachary StMartin of the Bruins. He keeps showing that he could score and make players around him better. The skilled player doesn’t take a night off as he was able to produce once more scoring three times while setting up three tallies.

Blackhawks overcome slow start, secure thrilling victory over Islanders

(7)Islanders vs Blackhawks(11)

Twenty minutes in, and the Islanders had the Blackhawks exactly where they wanted them. The 4-1 lead lasted for at least six minutes leaving the Blackhawks scrambling to get their act together. Sometimes it takes that one goal in order to start the ignition. That moment came when M.Kardum beat T.Sauk past the mid way point. Then, the furious comeback started with the Blackhawks scoring goal after goal. Their passing precision and relentless pressure wore down the Islanders defense, resulting in a complete turn around. The Islanders just couldn’t withstand the Blackhawks fore-checking attack. E.Allen’s ability to cut plays and generate chances up front contributed significantly in his teams comeback victory. The Blackhawks had many inspired players chip in with G.Martuccio  being part of it with five points and T.Angelis converting three times for the hat trick just to name a few. The Islanders couldn’t figure out a way to slow down the momentum generated by the Blackhawks. Unable to adjust, they suffered a discouraging defeat.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Errol Allen of the Blackhawks. His leadership-from the back end and his ability to kick start his teams offense played a pivotal role in this particular contest.

(6)Canadiens vs Flyers(5)

Canadiens hold on to tight knitted battle with Flyers

The game was a nail biter never slowing down filled with exciting plays and intensity. The Canadiens, led by some key components, put forth a remarkable effort on both ends of the court. They displayed a combination of solid defense and efficient offense to claim the hard fought win. Its always nice to have a player like T.Bergomi in your line up. The steady defenseman played a crucial role in stabilising the defense, trapping lanes, reading plays while disrupting the Flyers defense with some nice accurate passes. M.Paciencia was glad to receive some nice feeds as the forward cashed in three times. Apart-from the early stages the game, the Canadiens always played on a narrow lead. The Flyers were simply not going away and kept battling back making the Canadiens work really hard to maintain control. K.Aruajo pulled the Flyers within one with more than enough time left over. The problem-from there was that the Canadiens made it a point to close the gap and defend tighter. Adding to that, M.Tzouvadakis stayed firm in net making sure that nothing would get by him. It was a spirited fight-from the two sides that saw the Canadiens barely hang on to a very close encounter.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Tony Bergomi of the Canadiens. When you have a player like T.Bergomi on your team, you’ll likely have a very good chance to win a hockey game. What more can be said for a player that knows how to defend, win one on one battles, and make the correct play in order to start off the attack-from the defending end of the court.

Red Wings pull away on a flurry of goals

(7)Panthers vs Red Wings(10)

It was a game that featured plenty of goals and a ton of end to end action, keeping the fans on the edge of their seats. Many led the charge in the win for the Red Wings. You can make the argument that M.Salerno put some extra mustard to his game as the winger buried three for the hat trick along with an assist. While the Panthers fought valiantly and displayed their own offensive prowess, the Red Wings managed to maintain their lead by capitalising on scoring opportunities and showing their resilience on defense. The Panthers struggled to defend properly enabling their opponent to pretty much get their way. Scoring wasn’t really the issue as they put seven behind the Red Wings net. It was on the flip side of the court that didn’t go accordingly to plan. In the end, the Red Wings offensive surge proved to be the difference maker, allowing them to secure the 10-7 victory.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Max Salerno of the Red Wings. His ability to score three goals came to no ones surprise. M.Salerno has always had the nose for the net and tonight was just another day at the office for the sniper.

J.Melo’s timeout helps Predators overcome daunting 6-1 deficit

(9)Predators vs Kings( 8 )

In a remarkable display of leadership and strategy, Jason Melo’s timeout proved to be the turning point for the Predators in a thrilling comeback. The Predators were facing a daunting 6-1 deficit against the Kings, but Melo’s decision to call a timeout had a profound impact on the game. He was able to recognize that something needed to change if they had any sort of chance. Once his side regrouped by playing it a shift at a time mentality, the Predators looked like a reformed hockey team. They all rallied together getting overall balanced scoring except for maybe B.Freitas-Pereira, who went on a tear producing five points that included a hat trick. What’s actually worth noting about this game is that the Kings scored all eight of their goals in the first half. It’s  almost like a high end sports car rolling top speed ran out of gas in the middle of the highway. The Predators on the other hand fuelled up to the rim and used every ounce of their energy in order to stun the Kings. While its incredibly impressive to overcome a five goal hole, the Kings have only themselves to blame for allowing such a meltdown, especially with a ton of experienced players.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Jason Melo of the Predators. You have to be a leader to stop the play and calm things down when your team trails by five goals. By simply reassessing the situation on a positive pep talk, the Predators did something remarkable on Sunday night by pulling the rug right under the Kings feet.

2023-10-12
E Division

Thursday October 11

M.Mavroudis hits his target three times in the second period, Fatal Demons outlast the HC Fennecs

(4)Fatal Demons vs HC Fennecs(2)

The first period saw a strong defensive performance-from both sides. Goaltenders made impressive saves, and the teams defensemen prevented many scoring opportunities. M.Bahabi was the lone scorer providing the HC Fennecs a slight 1-0 lead. It didn’t take long after for M.Mavroudis to get the Fatal demons on board. That was just the beginning for the Fatal Demons top sniper. With his side trailing 2-1 by the five minute mark, M.Mavroudis took complete charge bagging two straight markers right before the period ended. The HC Fennecs trailed for the first time in the match leaving a whole entire period to bounce back. Despite their relentless effort, R.Ranieri wasn’t having it as the net minder thrived denying every single ball his way. The Fatal Demons were awarded a great opportunity to double the score on a four minute power play. With that kind of room out there, it was only a question of time before M.Destounis capitalised. Although only a two goal lead with half a period remaining, the HC Fennecs had no answers on how to breakdown a defensive structured team.

Generals make Brew Crew pay on their mistakes

(3)Brew Crew vs Generals(8)

Right-from the first period, the Generals came out storming with three goals. It didn’t help that the Brew Crew took a pair of trips to the penalty box. You don’t want to give the Generals more room than they have to. With so many high end talented players, your asking for trouble if you’re the defending side. The Brew Crew perhaps knew this already, but were stuck anyway trying  to overcome a massive hurdle. Rather than improving in the ensuing frame, things only got worse with the Generals adding three unanswered goals. The massive 6-1 lead was to much to overcome for the Brew Crew despite riffling a pair by the third. In the end, the Generals offensive players were in fine form again with J-R Turgeon rattling off a hat trick while J.Brunet and M.Pinheiro were good for two goals apiece.

Armadillos, close to completing miracle comeback, Rated R sweat out the win

(6)Rated R vs Armadillos(5)

At the rate of where this contest was headed, Rated R likely felt they were on their way to an easy win. And why not after popping four goals while not conceding one for nearly two full periods, especially against a depleted Armadillos line up. However, the Armadillos refused to go away quietly mounting an incredible comeback. They clawed their way back into the game finishing off a strong second period with two goals. Unable to feed off their momentum, Rated R responded instead with a pair of quick tallies to regaining a four goal lead. Payam Assadi had just completed his hat trick after setting up a pair of teammates. You would figure that Rated R had learned their lesson by regaining control of the situation. That being said, a furious response by the Armadillos had them in panic mode once more with L.Panetta leading the charge on three consecutive points. All of a sudden, the Armadillos were breathing down their necks with still enough time for a miracle ending. As much as the Armadillos displayed great resiliency, time wasn’t a luxury they had. Rated R were able to handle the late pressure by simply defending harder while knowing Pedram Assadi was there to make the last few saves.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Manny Mavroudis of the Fatal Demons. The power forward stole the spotlight, especially in the second period alone where he riffled three consecutive goals for his side.

2023-10-11
Draft League Wednesday

Wednesday October 11

J.Teresi delivers for Rangers close win over the Golden Knights

(6)Golden Knights vs Rangers(7)

In an intense showdown between the Golden Knights and the Rangers, fans were treated to a thrilling match that had everyone on the edge of their seats. The Rangers managed to edge out the Golden Knights in a back and forth action that showcased the true spirit of the sport. Both sides never gave up on any play which only suggested that it would take every second available for a winner. While everyone was dialled in doing their part, the Rangers did have an extra special tool in their bag of tricks. J.Teresi was the undeniable hero of the night, securing his hat trick, more importantly the game winning goal. The Rangers and D.Apikian had the difficult task of shutting the door for a good ten minutes. The net minder remained focused and determined to go flawless in order to secure a very close battle.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Joey Teresi of the Rangers. The smart, intense and very crafty player delivered an incredible performance scoring three big goals that included the winner.

Blues erase deficit on 3 quick goals

(3)Oilers vs Blues(4)

The game began with the Oilers making sure to eliminate the high powered Blues to get going. And for a good portion of the game, they did just that with the help of T.Sauk making the big saves. The Oilers scored the games first two markers and were doing a lot of the little things right before this contest took a complete turn. Unless you commit to a sound defensive game the entire time, the Blues will likely flip the script and make you pay. That’s exactly what happened by the mid way point where a ticking time bomb went off causing a major impact on the direction of this contest. In the very short span of only a minute and change, J.DiMauro scored twice, F.Bchara provided the go ahead marker, and the Blues found themselves playing up out of nowhere. Despite the sudden collapse, the Oilers didn’t back down and kept battling back with numerous chances to find an equaliser. Unfortunately, after some decent attempts, they just couldn’t get that last tally as the Blues defense and goaltender held strong celebrating the sound of the final buzzer.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Fadl Bchara of the Blues. With goals hard to come by, the tall sniper still found a way to bury a pair which was ultimately the difference maker in a dramatic hockey game.

Hurricanes display remarkable resilience in their overtime win over the Stars

(3)Stars vs Hurricanes(4) O.T

For well over 36 minutes, the Stars could do no wrong. After all, they scored two goals by R.Kilgour and A.Hughes to grab the lead, and relied heavily on B.Verducci to hold the fort in net. However, the Hurricanes were undeterred, and kept battling back. D.Lipinski finally broke the barrier, and B.Monette followed up five minutes later to even the playing field. The Hurricanes had hoped to build off their momentum in search of the next goal, but that belonged to the Stars instead courtesy of G.Charron. With only four minutes remaining, the Stars hoped to close out the deal for how well they defended prior. Instead, an unfortunate penalty led to a huge opportunity for C.Doulis to convert. This is one player that you don’t want to face if you’re the defending goaltender. C.Doulis exhibited sheer mastery in the penalty shot which often leaves goaltenders wondering what they could have done better. With that crucial tying goal, the Hurricanes gave themselves a chance in the extra time in search of their first lead of the game, which eventually came thanks to C.Fournier.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to C.Fournier of the Hurricanes. C.Fournier’s  clutch play in overtime secured a nice come-from behind win for the Hurricanes. His overtime tally came after setting up two earlier goals to get the ball rolling for his side.

2023-10-10
Draft League Sunday

Tuesday October 10 (Draft Sunday division)

Canadiens rout Kraken 8-1 in great defensive game

(1)Kraken vs Canadiens(8)

The game was marked by exceptional defense on the Canadiens part, as they stifled the Krakens’s offensive efforts throughout the entire match. The Canadiens got off to a strong start, scoring at a decent pace to take an eventual commanding lead. While scoring wasn’t an issue, it was the defensive part of their game that really shined. The Kraken normally get a few goals with a bunch of high end players up front. However, they couldn’t get much going against a committed strong defensive core. All four defensemen broke up plays while able to clear the ball and send their forwards on the counter. The scoring was balanced with many contributing. The only highlighted moment that the Kraken celebrated on this night was when they spoiled M.Tzouvadakis’s shutout with just over two minutes remaining. Apart -from that, the Canadiens played a near perfect match.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Mike Tzouvadakis of the Canadiens. Allowing only one goal in the Draft league is quite remarkable. If not for one late play, M.Tzouvadakis would have collected an extremely rare shutout against a side that’s known for lighting it up.

Flyers overcome slow start to defeat Islanders

(5)Islanders vs Flyers(8)

The Islanders came out of the gate strong, taking an early lead with a couple of quick goals by C.Khoury. They were more engaged and got the Flyers off guard. However, the Flyers weren’t about to back down. They regrouped after a slow start and made some better decisions going forward at both ends of the court. Their offense began to click, and they started finding the back of the net with greater frequency. Goals were being scored by committee with O.Libbos collecting four points and N.Libbos bagging a pair. B.Travisano and T.Perluzzo had solid outings as well as the two clicked sharing four points apiece. As the Flyers continued to build their lead, the Islanders ran into trapped lanes where they had a hard time creating much. They did manage a pair of late tallies, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Omar Libbos of the Flyers. The forward played a crucial role his  teams victory, scoring two timely goals along with a pair of assists.

Sabres go on a tear riffling 5 goals in under four minutes

(9)Sabres vs Kings(4)

After testing the waters in the first fifteen minutes, the Sabres turned on the switch rattling off five quick goals as they relentlessly attacked the Kings net. Their precision passing, speed, and shooting accuracy were on full display leaving the Kings shocked unable to stop the bleeding. Its not like they relied on one or two dominant players as many took turns finding the back of the net. A.Zakarian did have a more productive game by the time it was said and done. The power forward scored twice while setting up two goals. It was clear that the scoring spree affected the Kings in the grand scheme of things. Unable to get things going after that, this contest was left running at an idle pace with not much going on the rest of the way.

The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Alex Zakarian of the Sabres. A.Zakarians’s well rounded overall game played a role in the Sabres 9-4 win over the Kings. The forward collected a pair of goals while setting up his teammates on two occasions.