Week #10 in the books and it was an extremely competitive evening with 6 out of the 7 games being decided by 3 goals or less with the lone lopsided score being a mercy. There were 6 hat tricks recorded with 2 of them coming from ST Dayn Williamson (6G/1A) who was once again the offensive player of the week which is becoming a broken record. The top goaltending honours go to ON Darren Hayes (3G/36shots) who helped his team keep pace atop the A standings. Right now The Farm and The Wings lead their respective divisions with many teams breathing down their necks.
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-Playoffs are currently scheduled for December 5th, 12th and 19th if necessary.
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-The playoff format for the B division will be decided at seasons end.
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Now on to the recaps:
The Wings vs O-Town Quacks
WG opened the scoring with some pressure as the ball was in front of OTQ’s net the D fanned on the clear and Jordan Labelle (2G) jumped on the loose ball and went glove high to make it 1-0. Less than a minute later, WG newcomer John Lajeunesse (2G/1A) would pick up the loose ball in the high slot and score glove side. OTQ came back with some goals of their own as they would be in all alone one on one with the goalie and with some nice patience find a streaking Jon Zinc (2G) who riffled it into the open side. Five minutes later Dylan Buck (2G) came down the wing, beat the goalie on the near side shot just over the pad to even the game 2-2. Zinc would be at it again as he was parked on the far post when the pass came across from half and he tipped the ball between his legs just inside the post to make it 3-2. WG came back and tied the game back up in the final minute which ended the period in a 3-3 draw with OTQ taking the shots lead 21-8. 3 minutes into the second WG took back the lead with a blast top corner. However, OTQ got the ball down low on the wing and with a quick heads up play, the pass was quickly made through the slot to a streaking Buck for the one timer to once again tie the game. WG would score 2 quick goals within a minute to take a 6-4 lead with half the period left. In the last 4 minutes, the WG were in the box and OTQ had a chance to make it a one goal game. Richard Laidlaw (1G/2A) got the ball in a crowd and put it on net and the ball found its way across the line. WG would answer as they got the ball all alone on the doorstep but Powell came up with the huge save keeping the game within one. In the last minute, OTQ pulled the goalie, but WG scored the empty netter to take the game 7-5.
WG – Craig Bowman – 25 shots
OTQ – Josh Powell – 38 shots
Meat Heads vs Greenlawn Blazers
GLB almost took an early lead as they put a shot on net which was slowly rolling in behind the goalie when MH had a huge defensive play clear the ball out of harm’s way. 5 minutes in MH were in the box and it took seconds for GLB to use the extra man to their advantage. Ryan Pollock (1G/2A) receive the pass and score the PP goal to break the ice. Halfway through the period Justin Turner (2G) battled his way up the floor got to the wing, turned, fired and tied the game, 1-1. In the next two minutes, GLB would score 2 quick goals as they put MH on their heels and forced them to play more in their own end. Turner took things into his own hands again as he came down the wing and fired it under the crossbar to cut the deficit to one. With three minutes left in the period Tyson Morrow (2G) rang a shot off the post, however, he received a lucky bounce off the goalie and in to put GLB up 4-2. GLB took the period 4-2 with shots 15-11. MH came out of second with speed as they were all over GLB and created some good scoring chances. GLB countered up the wing, the first shot was saved but the rebound rolled right back to the shooter and he rang it off the post. Halfway through the period MH had caught up in shots while Irvine kept the door closed as GLB still had a two goal lead. MH came down the floor with speed on a 3 on 2. The shot was taken from the wing and the save was made but the rebound was kicked out to the slot straight to MH however Irvine was there again to freeze the ball. With 8 minutes left Justin Rafter carried the ball through the middle to the wing and beat Irvine on the far side to make it 4-3. MH kept momentum as GLB hadn’t gotten a shot on net in a couple of minutes. With 2 minutes left MH came down the floor and took a shot from inside the wing and the rebound went across the crease but Irvine came diving across and made the huge save. This helped GLB take the game 4-3 the final.
GLB – Tylor Irvine – 31 shots
MH – Andrew Godin – 22 shots
Little d’s vs Darkside Danglers
It took only 45 seconds for captain Guy Picard (3G/1A) to walk into the high slot and score glove side to open the scoring. DD responded as they picked the ball up off the wall and Kyle Murray (1G/1A) turned and scored up top to tie the game 1-1. The play went back and forth with both goalies making big saves. Halfway through the period both teams scored another goal each and it was still tied 2-2. DD then got the ball down low in the corner and with a quick pass out to a streaking Alec Norris (3G) on the doorstep, he finished the play with a one timer into the far side to go up 3-2. 2 minutes later there was a scramble in front of the LD net and the ball came out to the waiting Logan Laderoute (1G/1A) who tapped it into the open side. There was 10 seconds left when Mike Cyr (3G/1A) made a solo effort as he carried the ball down the wall cut to the net and found his own rebound backhanding it over the goalie to end the period. DD took the period 5-4 but were outshot 20-15. DD came out strong in the second and gave themselves a 2 goal lead early on. However, LD found some new energy which created a PP. They would find Pickard on the point and he teed it up to get LD rolling. Within the same minute Cyr somehow got the ball on net and it trickled over the line to tie the game 6-6. Halfway through the period DD were back in the box. The ball came through the slot and Cyr picked it up and gave LD their first lead 7-6. LD then took a deep shot and Travis Boucher (1G/1A) followed the shot to the net as he was all alone to tap in the rebound to put his team up 2 goals with 5min to play. LD would control the last 5 minutes and score one more as they took the game 9-6.
LD – Kyle Fennema -27 shots
DD – Niels Jorgensen – 40 shots
The Farm vs Road Apples
A Tale of Two Halves…A quiet opening 10 minutes before special teams went to work on both sides. TF Brock Murray opened the scoring with a backhanded shot finished with a scramble in front of the net. Dom Peluso (1G/1A) replied blasting a shot from his own side of half into the net. TF started to pick it up towards the end of the period as Jamie Mullan cut across the top of the zone and put a shot through a crowd into the net to take the lead. Matt Trepanier (2G) followed suit as he was in the right spot at the right time, banging home a rebound. TF held a 3-1 lead at the break while outshooting RA 22-10. The second half had a different story line. With 14 minutes left, Angelo Platias picked up a rebound goal while Jon King scored, deflecting his teammates wraparound attempt to tie the game at 3-3. After Sean Mullan regained the lead for TF, RA kept to the game plan and with some nice passing, Rick Roy (2G) tapped in the nice backdoor pass. RA continued to pressure, and it paid off as a Joe Fatica’s (1G/1A) shot trickled just in, giving his team their first lead of the game. Moments later, Roy picked up his second goal with a slapshot off a nice feed. TF was trying to find answers, but Richard Selkirk teed off from half ultimately ending the game. RA surprise last season’s champs with the upset 7-5 final.
RA – Chris Campbell – 36 shots
TF – Steve Quach – 35 shots
The Wolfpack vs Arizona Coyotes
Nail Bitter…TWP picked up an early power play and made AC pay as Matt Trepanier put a low shot through from the point to go up 1-0. About halfway through the period, AC got some revenge as captain Jamie Mountain positioned himself perfectly and tapped in the tying goal. Minutes later, Duncan Miller picked up his own rebound crashing the net and beating the goalie through the pads for the lead. In the dying seconds of the period, AC squared things up once again as Dylan Cuyler came up with the rebound and went blocker side. Shots at half were 13-12 TWP. Both teams held their own in the second, however, TWP let their guard down for 30 seconds and a misplayed roller by the goaltender led to the AC lead. Next up was Josh Badger (1G/2A) streaking down the wing and cutting towards the net as he picked the corner. Both teams continued to pressure and with 5 minutes left, Trepanier scores again with a point shot to shelf. TWP continued to pressure while AC was playing to preserve the lead. A late penalty taken by TWP took all the wind out of their sails as AC hung on for the 4-3 win.
AC – Michael Habets – 30 shots
TWP – Rob Larson – 32 shots
Rag Tag Bunch vs Smokin Thunder
Smoke Screen…RTB got things started quickly as Kevin Ferguson roofed his shot from the wing. As RTB started to see some light, ST threw up some smoke. Brock Boisclair (2G/3A) got things going for ST with a point shot just under the blocker. Less than a minute later, captain Dayn Williamson (6G/1A) picked up his first of many on the night. The offence really started to click after that as ST picked up a power play goal. Troy Williamson (2G/3A) would score back to back goals seconds apart while D.Williamson tallied the next 2 goals for the hat-trick. They ended the period with 5 goals including a buzzer beater. ST went into the break with a commanding 10-1 lead as they were outshooting RTB 24-11. ST opened the second period with a quick faceoff and with a blink of an eye D.Williamson put this game to bed with lots of time leftover as ST win by mercy 11-1.
ST – Doug McGregor – 11 shots
RTB – Michael Murawnik – 25 shots
Blackwater vs Ottawa Nationals
Game of the Night…ON was off and running as Brock Murray batted the ball that kept bouncing through the defence and past the goalie to open the scoring. ON continued the trend as Fraser MacQueen (2G/3A) shot a bouncer past the netminder to make it 2. ON kept coming as they forced a turnover as F.MacQueen passed to the cutting JD Labbe (3G/1A) who picked the corner for the 3-goal advantage with 14 minutes left in the first. BW tried to settle things down as captain Mathieu Trepanier was working hard in the offensive zone and put a shot on net just over the goalie’s shoulder to put his team on the board. The game remained tight throughout the first as both teams played a fairly even half the rest of the way. However, ON did pick up a late goal making the score 4-1 at half. Shots were close as ON held the slight edge 16-15. The second half had a quick pace and BW put themselves in good position but ON was once again on the board early. A nice cross floor pass to the far post for an easy tap in for F.MacQueen’s second started us off. BW continued to throw shot after shot at ON netminder Darren Hayes to try and tire him out as BW put up 21 shots in the half. Zach Hutton (2G) got his team back in the game with a wrist shot going past the blocker for his first. A few minutes later, Hutton scored again, this time cutting into the middle of the floor and going upstairs to bring his team within 2 goals. BW continued the pressure but ON struck again with some quick passing as Labbe came up with the one-timer goal for the hat-trick. ON comes away with the hard fought 6-3 Win.
ON – Darren Hayes – 36 shots
BW – Theo DeVries – 30 shots