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Great games this week as we saw TWO one goal games including a shootout as well as a two-goal game. One game kept the scorekeeper busy as 15 goals were scored, and 79 shots were recorded.
Let’s start with the lads this week as a few of them picked up FOUR points on the night, yet it wasn’t enough. This week our top guy was Ryan Walker who scored THREE for the hat trick and added TWO passes for a FIVE-point night. Moving along to our top lady, this week we selected Sam Marshall who earned TWO assists. In nets, Eric Charbonneau was the top tender as he faced 35 shots in his game and was able to turn 32 of them aside.
Gen X Eagles vs Buu Buu Bears
Goes all the way… GENX opened the scoring, BBB gave the ball away to Colin Smith and he blasted in the mistake, 1-0. Five minutes later GENX came down the floor the save was made, the D came sliding back to help out the goalie but closed his hand on the ball when it was rolling in and gave GENX 2-0 lead. BBB came down the slot had some room and rang it off the post. Then GENX picked up the loose ball and blasted in a deep shot for the 3-0 lead. In the last minutes of the period BBB got the pass in front of the net and finished the play with a nice tap in. BBB built on the momentum and put the pressure on, there was a scramble in front and the rebound came out to Jay Keller on the point who cut the lead down to one. GENX tried to widen the gap, but Carbonneau was there to slam the door. BBB got the ball to the slot, the shot was taken and deflected in front, game tied at 3. The last five minutes saw some more great saves which sent this one to OT. BBB scored on the first shot and Carbonneau made both save and lead his team to the W.
6XL vs Buzzkills
Down to the Nitty Gritty… 6XL had a strong start to the first. Connor O’Meara got space at half ripped it high, 1-0. Just over a minute later 6XL had the pressure, there was a scramble in front of the net, Sophie Berthiaume found the loose ball and made it 2-0. 6XL kept up the pressure and crowded the front on the net, Ben Tait scored the third goal when it came loose out into the slot. Half way through the period BZ got on the board, then with six minutes left Brad Mason carried the ball up the wing, made a hard cut to the net and tucked it inside the near post, down one. On the next play Ryan Walker walked in and picked the top corner, 6XL back up two, 4-2. 6XL put the pressure on again, but Bradley McCarter was left all alone at the other end. A deep shot was saved but McCarter was there to bury in the rebound. With three minutes left Kiyomi Takahara picked up the ball at the top of the circle, she quickly turned and fired it on net which fouled Roy and squeaked through the five-hole, 4-4. BZ came out of the gates and took control of the scoring. Mason picked up the ball in the slot with a quick wrister he beat the blocker and gave BZ their first lead, 6-5. BZ had the ball in the corner, they got it to Mason behind the net and he used his super speed to quickly tuck in the wrap around,7-5. In the final minute 6XL pulled the goalie, the face off was in the offensive zone. McCarter won the draw made space into the middle and fired in the empty netter. On the next face-off BZ won the draw back and it went off their own team into the net, 8-6. Twenty seconds left, Berthiaume had space on the wing near the bottom of the circle and she picked her spot to make it a one goal game. 6XL quickly got into the zone, BZ used the walls to tie up the ball and win the game 8-7.
Capital City Lions vs West Ottawa Real Estate
Orange city… Eight minutes in, Jeff Squires went end to end to the net, in tight he used he speed and quick hands to cut across the goalie and fired it up over the glove. WO came down the wing with a free man streaking to the net, the pass made it across the one timer was there, Donnelly was there too with the huge pad save to keep his team on top. Under five minutes left Squires was at the bottom of the circle and he picked his spot, CCL 2-0. In the last two minutes Amanda Murray made cut to the front of the net, her teammate got her the ball and she chipped it into the open side, 3-0. WO had trouble clearing the ball out of harms way when Devin McManus backhanded in the fourth goal just inside the post. On the next play WO came down the floor Marek Menhart went to the net and the ball deflected off his foot and past Donnelly, giving WO a boost. WO picked up their tempo and applied more pressure creating more chances. Seven minutes left, Mark Haulena was in front of the net with his back to the net. He got the pass out from behind the goal line and it ball was gone in a second and over the glove, WO done two. WO pulled the goalie in the last minute forty seconds, but were unable to claw there way back in. CCL took it 4-2.