NO GAMES WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH DUE TO MARCH BREAK
We capped off week #9 with a little bit of everything as we had a mercy, 2 goalie shutouts as well as the only undefeated team in the A going down in flames. Out of the 7 games, 4 were decided by 3 goals or less including 2 one goal decisions. There were 4 hat tricks recorded led by BM Jamie Mullan (5G/2A) who tallied 5G in leading Black Magic to the upset win if you can call it that. Between the pipes, HM Ken Richardson (32 shots) was perfect recording a shutout. The Road Apples are now only one point up on first place in the A while Blackwater is now the lone undefeated team and tops in the B.
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-Playoffs are currently scheduled for Wednesday April 10th, 17th and 24th
-All players require 4 games played to qualify for the playoffs and we go by the website.
-Any playoff goalies spares must be approved by the league in advance as it cannot be an upgrade in our opinion.
-The higher seed has priority on game time, shirt colour and which end of the gym the want.
-If you are not on the schedule it is because you have a BYE.
-Please pay careful attention and note which gymnasium you are playing at so you don’t end up at the wrong location.
-Do not enter the Bridlewood gym until 8pm as that is when our contract starts and we must be out of both schools by 11pm.
-For teams playing in the first game at Glen Cairn, please change in the men’s bathroom or go to the far end of the hall way as there is a kids program before us.
-All sticks blades must be covered with white hockey tape to protect the floors.
-Every team must have backup team shirts (WHITE or BLACK) in case team shirts are too close in colour.
-No wet shoes or boots in the gymnasium.
-No wandering the school or playing hockey anywhere but the gymnasium.
-No drinking alcohol on school property.
Now on to the recaps:
Road Apple vs Black Magic
One sided event… After some gym equipment delays, we got started a little late. BM opened the scoring, Matt Code (1G/2A) took a hard shot that went off the crossbar and land over the line. Two minutes later, Jamie Mullan (5G/2A) was in front of the net when he buried the rebound to go up 2-0 BM. Halfway through the period BM scored but the goal was called back as there was a goaltending interference penalty. RA went to work with the extra man, the initial shot came from the slot and the rebound went out to the wing where Rick Roy (2G) put it into the open side. BM scored another one before the period ended and took the period 4-1 with shots in their favour 23-19. BM kept the goals coming in the second. BM scored two goals on back to back plays, from that point on they controlled most of the play. There was 7 minutes left when Mullan broke free and went in on the goalie alone. With quick hands he froze the goalie brought it across and tucked it in. Mark Pharoah (3G) also got in on the action as he came streaking down the wing, took the pass across for the one timer and blasted it past the blocker to run the score to 9-1. In the last 20 seconds of the game, Dom Peluso got the ball at half and teed it up past the blocker for the final goal of the game. BM make a statement taking it convincingly 10-3.
BM – Ryan Girgrah -27 shots
RA – Chris Campbell – 43 shots
Darkside Danglers vs Greenlawn Blazers
Aggressive and Choppy… The first 15 minutes of the game went back and forth, with DD creating the most plays. DD came down the floor, Irvine made the toe save kicking the ball out to the wing. DD picked up the rebounds, on the second attempt Irvine was sprawled out and used his head to make the save and get the ball out of harm’s way. There was 5 minutes left when we saw the first goal. The draw was to the right of Irvine, DD won it back to the point and Kyle Murray took a low shot that made it through the crowd to break the ice, 1-0 DD. Period one went to DD 1-0 and shots 17-9. There was 9 minutes left in the second when GLB were in the box. With seconds left to kill Dave Hallett took a deep shot picking the corner for the shorty, 2-0. DD made it 3-0 2 minutes later, with a one timer out of the slot from Brandon Crosby. With under five minutes to go GLB made a run. Ryan Polluck (2G) was in front of the benches when he turned a fired it past Jorgensen. Then with just over a minute left, Polluck took the deep shot that made its way through and made it a one goal game. Michael Trouten killed the clock running the floor with the ball, when he got to half he turned and fired it on net and scored the insurance goal and helped his team to the 4-2 victory.
DD – Niels Jorgensen – 22 shots
GLB – Tylor Irvine – 28 shots
The Spitting Llamas vs Hitmen
Scoreboard Domination… HM dumped the ball in near the net, the ball bounced high up in the air and bounced once or twice before Mike Horner (3G) batted in the first goal. Three minutes later, TSL had the ball in their own corner, without seeing Horner they made a pass across the front of the net. It was too easy for Horner to intercept the pass and be all alone to beat the blocker, 2-0. Halfway through the period, Horner got the hatty, leading his team on offense. TSL were being outscored but weren’t out of the game. They produced offence but couldn’t pull the trigger. HM took the first period 4-0 and outshot TLS 22-19. The second period saw only one goal, but numerous penalties. HM got their 5th goal on the power play with a rebound top corner from captain Evan Brown. TSL got 4 different PP opportunities to even the game but were unable to beat HM’s tough D and capitalize. HM led by Richardson get the shutout and take it 5-0.
HM – Ken Richardson – 32 shots
TSL – Chris Truniani – 35 shots
The Wings vs Black Lagoon Bottom Dwellers
Soaring High…WG took control from the opening draw and never looked back. Bruno Miville (4G/1A) picked up the first 2 goals of the game a few minutes in. BLBD was busy in their own end as WG were all over them. Netminder Will Prieur had to stand on his head to give his team a chance, making some good saves along the way. The last 10 minutes of the period, WG picked up the chances and the scoring. Jordan Labelle (2G/3A) scored back to back goals with a low slapshot and a nice wraparound goal. Late in the period, WG continued to put the pressure on BLBD as Devin Roberts scored with a shot from the wing. While Rheal Sylvester (2G) closed out the period with 2 goals of his own, as WG took a 7-0 lead into the break. WG also heavily outshot BLBD 32-4. The second period closed out quickly as WG picked up right where they left off. WG needed 3 goals to end the game, which took just under 3 minutes as Miville sealed the deal with a slapshot past the netminder for his 4th goal of the game. WG win 10-0 by mercy.
WG – Craig Bowman – 4 shots
BLBD – Will Prieur – 38 shots
The Farm vs Ottawa Nationals
Playoff like Atmosphere…In what can only be described as game of the night, TF and ON went on to battle in game 2. We had a solid first half of play by both teams from the beginning of the period right to the end. Both teams had many chances but were met by good defensive stops and big saves on both ends of the floor. TF netminder Kyle Bigger came up with 19 saves, while ON goalie Darren Hayes stopped 17 shots. A high stick penalty against ON in the later stages of the period led to Jason Murfitt (1G/1A) blasting a shot from the point into the back of the net for the lead. However, ON responded moments later as Eric Bekkers (2G) surprised everyone, shooting from behind his own net and past the surprised goalie. The score remained 1-1 into the break. TF gained the upper hand 5 minutes into the period, Mark Burger (1G/3A) scored blocker side for the go-ahead goal. The play was heating up in the last 7 minutes of the game. As TF picked up the pressure in the offensive zone, Austin Perron (2G) was left all alone in front of the net and buried his shot glove side. With TF up 4-1, ON began to pick up the pace. After an initial shot on net was stopped, Connor Lewis picked up the rebound and scored. He was followed by Bekkers tipping a shot on the way through to the net to make it a 1 goal game. However, a late penalty call on ON gave TF the power play chance and Matt Trepanier scored the rebound goal to seal the victory with an empty net goal to boot. TF come out on top with the win in this entertaining 6-3 final.
TF – Kyle Bigger – 39 shots
ON – Darren Hayes – 39 shots
Eastside Sabers vs The Lone Rangers
Only Big Enough for One…In the third game of the night, ESS looked to move up the leader board with a win as they took on TLR who were looking to bounce back from their loss last week. Early on, TLR was in control of the play, putting pressure on the ESS players and coming up with some big offensive opportunities. A good pass from behind the net to the stick of Mohammed Omer (2G/1A) led to the short side goal and the TLR lead. A few minutes later, a howitzer from half by Jason Mawson gave his team the 2-goal advantage. A minute later, TLR kept on rolling as Omer picked up his second goal of the night. After setting up 2 goals, Mike Prins (1G/2A) took a shot on net, the rebound came back out towards him and he buried the second chance opportunity. As things seemed like they couldn’t get any worse, ESS coughed up the ball into the middle of their own zone, Zach Graham took the shot and buried the teams 5th goal of the half. ESS had some work to do if they wanted back in the game as TLR held the 5-0 lead and 28-13 shot advantage. ESS got off on the right foot as James Cloutier (1G/1A) picked the 5-hole of the netminder from the offensive circle, getting his team on the board. It was almost 10 minutes before the next goal came, but not before some big saves on both ends of the floor. However, it was ESS with the momentum receiving a pass on the wing, carrying the ball towards the net and scoring just under the arm of the goalie was Michael Racippo (1G/1A). A few minutes later, ESS struck again. Cory Deschamps carried the ball up the floor, faked out everyone as the ball jumped off the ground as he went to shoot, missed the ball, regained his composure in the same stride and beat the pad of the goalie, making it a 2-goal game. In the last minute, ESS kept on trucking and with 40 seconds left, Jason Oberback stepped into a shot and blasted it top corner for the one goal game. ESS kept up the pressure but was unable to get over the hump as TLR run out of town with the 5-4 win.
TLR – Gianfranco Manto – 33 shots
ESS – William Rolston – 39 shots
Little d’s vs The Cows
Just out of Reach…LD looked to control the herd COW in the final game of the night. A hard-fought battle in the first period as both teams scored a goal apiece. Travis Boucher tapped in the easy goal, from a pass out of the corner for LD early in the period. While Osman Khan (2G) shot trickled in behind the goalie, late in the period. COW goalie, Andrew Godin, made a couple big saves in the opening frame to keep his team even with the opposition. As the game was tied at the break, so were the shots, as both teams put 11 shots on net. COW was able to break open the game, starting with a power play. As a shot from the point came through, Ryan Thor got a piece of the ball on the way through as COW took the lead. Moments later, a seeing-eye pass across the floor led to Julian Miller (1G/1A) scoring off a one-timer. Khan then redirected a shot off his body and into the net for his second of the game. Benjamin Swan then blasted a shot from the high slot for the 5-1 lead. In the mix of all COW’s goals, LD netminder Nicholas DiMuzio came up with some big stops to keep LD in the game. With less than 5 minutes left in the game, LD started to come alive. With a faceoff in the offensive zone, Dan Bujold (2G) shot it directly off the draw for the goal. COW got into some penalty trouble and LD took advantage as Josh Bower scored at the side of the net. With the game winding down, Bujold blasted a shot from the point to bring LD within a goal with 5 seconds left on the clock. Off the faceoff, LD was unable to gain control of the ball and COW hung on for the 5-4 victory.
COW – Andrew Godin – 24 shots
LD – Nicholas DiMuzio – 34 shots