Week #10 is now in the books as we have one more week to go in the regular season before playoffs. On this night, 3 out of the 8 games were decided by 3 goals or less including one mercy. There were only 3 hat tricks recorded with the top offensive performance coming from WZ rookie Daniel Beausejour (5G/1A) while the top netminder was a familiar face in MW Nick Lamb (2G/35shots). The Wizards are now one game away from a perfect regular season while the Honey Badgers have now taken over top spot in the B.
LAST CALL - REDBLACKS PLAYOFFS: The East Semi-Final is now set for Sunday November 18th at 1pm. If you want to join our group and tailgate party contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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-NHL Dropouts and Honey Badgers have a game scheduled on Saturday November 17th in Vanier at 9:30AM at Horizon Jeunesse Elementary School.
-Playoffs are currently scheduled for November 25th and December 2nd.
-All players require 4 games played to qualify for the playoffs.
-The playoff format for the A division will be decided at seasons end.
-Playoff game times are determined by seeding.
-No drinking alcohol on city property.
Now on to the recaps:
Aylmer Rockets vs Honey Badgers
Sweet taste of Honey….Our first game of the night saw Aylmer Rockets taking on Honey Badgers as both teams were coming off a loss trying to get back in the win column. 5 minutes in and AR got it going as JF Cote (2G) shot from the slot and it just trickled in through the keeper. A minute later HB got a PP and they scored right away as Bernie Car (2G) lasered a shot from the point top corner. Shortly after they added another this time when Chris Marano (2G/1A) banged in a rebound in front. They added some insurance after that as Jason Mawson (1G/3A) blasted a shot from the point to make it a 2 goal game with plenty of time to play. HB added one more before AR stopped the bleeding as Ethan Mcfarlane finished off a back door one timer to cut the lead to 2. AR used that goal to boost their momentum as they scored another a minute later while on the PP as Jason Goulet (2G/1A) finished a redirect in front. Seconds later he scored another to tie the game up off the faceoff win. That was it for the period as we had a 4-4 game going into the 2nd. After 6 minutes of play HB got their lead back as Andy Bonden (2G/2A) buried a back door one timer. HB restored the 3 goal lead as they scored another pair of goals in a 20 second span off the sticks of Marano and Car. AR would claw their way back as Cote scored another and Jon Church-Aubin scored while on the PP to cut the lead to 1. AR would get a late PP with under 2 minutes to play and came close to scoring the equalizer but unfortunately they just weren’t able to get another as HB hung on for the 7-6 win.
HB – Al Villeneuve – 23 shots
AR – Scott M Gordon – 36 shots
Goblins vs Good Canadian Kids
The kids can play….Our next matchup saw Good Canadian Kids who were coming off 2 wins last week looking to keep it going taking on Goblins who were coming off 2 losses last week looking to right the ship. A few minutes in and GCK got on the scoresheet as Nik Lust (4G) blasted a shot top corner through traffic. 30 seconds later they added another as Matt Burt (2G/1A) buried a back door one timer behind the play on a 2 on 1. A few minutes after that GB cut the lead to 1 as newcomer Oskar Kostrzewa used a quick snap shot from in close to beat the goalie. Lust would put GCK back up by 2 with just under 10 minutes left in the period as he hammered a shot from the point. GCK added 2 more goals before half as they were up with a comfy 5-1 lead at half despite being outshot 17-12. GB would get a goal early in the period as newcomer Benard Murdock (2G) scored on a rebound in front. GCK immediately responded to that off the next shift as Logan Jackson (2G/2A) ripped a shot from half. Each team would then pot a goal shortly after as play continued with GCK up by 4 and lots of time left to go. GCK would explode for 3 straight goals after that as they put this game out of reach with just over 10 minutes to play. GB would get one more off of Murdock’s second of the game but GCK responded with another 2 more goals to finish the game off as they won easily by a score of 12-4.
GCK – Mitch Tennian – 31 shots
GB – Jeff Moreau – 30 shots
Awesome Sauce vs NHL Dropouts
Game of the night…Our next game switched over to the lower division as we had Awesome Sauce taking on NHL Dropouts with both teams coming in with a win-loss split last week. A couple minutes in and AS got the first goal of the game when Geoffrey Baggott (2G) buried a rebound in front of the crease. NHL would get the equalizer shortly after as Dan Deacon took a shot from a sharp angle that somehow found the back of the net. Minutes later NHL would take the lead as Cameron Manning sent in a floater that found the top corner to make it 2-1. NHL added one more toward the end of the period as Shawn Chaine picked up his own rebound and tapped it in. That was it for the period as NHL took a 3-1 lead to break with shots heavily in their favor by a count of 22-6. AS regrouped at break as they started the second period much stronger and were able to cut into the deficit as Eric Pilon (1G/2A) scored from the slot to make it a 1 goal game. NHL would get that goal back after that as Will Farah finished off a back wall rebound to restore the 2 goal cushion. With 3 minutes left to play AS would cut the lead down to 1 as Baggott scored his second of the game going far side on the run as they made the final minutes interesting. NHL would regroup after that and buckle down closing the door the rest of the way as they preserved the win by a score of 4-3.
NHL – Josh Laurin – 16 shots
AS – Gavin Hiscock – 41 shots
Misfits vs Dan Murphy Ford Ball Blasterz
Goalie Turned Player, Player Turned Goalie?….Our next game saw a crossover as we had Misfits who had their goalie play out and a player play in taking on Dan Murphy Ford who were looking to pull off the upset. 4 minutes in and MF got the game’s first as Alex Craib (2G/2A) snapped a shot from half that got by the keeper. Shortly after DMF responded with a pair of goals as newcomer Mike Dibello (2G) scored back to back to give his team the lead. MF would answer back off the stick of John Adkin (2G) as he tapped in a rebound off the post. DMF got the lead back after that as Patrick Juneau backhanded a rebound in front of the crease but it was short lived as Max Heringer (2G/1A) tied the game up once again going short side with a snapshot. MF took the lead late in the period as Craib scored number 2 with a shot from the point. That was it for the period as unexpectedly MF took a 1 goal lead to break up 4-3. MF would continue where they left off scoring early in the second as Adkin scored his second of the game with a rebound in front. They would add another with just over 10 minutes to play as Heringer scored his second on a rebound while cutting in. That took the steam out of DMF as they just weren’t able to get anything going after that. MF would pot 2 more goals over the next 10 minutes as they won by a score of 8-3 with Darren Leclair picking up his first and maybe only goalie win.
MF – Darren Leclair – 20 shots
DMF – Troy Thomson – 43 shots
Cherry’s Choice vs War Pigs
The struggle is real...Our next matchup saw the struggling War Pigs taking on the surging Cherry’s Choice as both teams were in need of the W. A few minutes in and CC struck as Lorne Wilmott in his first game at the Burg this season one timed a shot from the point to make it 1-0. Shortly after Kris Lavoie (2G) made it 2 as he scored from in close. CC kept it coming as they would be all over the scoresheet in the first when Jody Kingsbury redirected a pass by the goalie. Just before half CC would add 2 more goals as Lavoie scored his second and Dylan Atkinson (1G/2A) added another. That was it for the period as the struggles continued for the WP group down 5-0 at break. WP would start the second off better as Matt Tremblay batted the ball out of the air and by the keeper to get his team on the board. CC got that goal back shortly after that as Dom Peluso scored from his own end with a shot through traffic. WP would get one more goal late in the game off their captain Jake Atkinson’s stick and that was how we finished as CC won handily by a score of 6-2.
CC – Chris Campbell – 26 shots
WP – Andrea Turano – 38 shots
The Wizards vs Sweat Hogs
Razzle Dazzle…..Our next matchup saw the top ranked Wizards looking to continue their undefeated streak taking on Sweat Hogs who were coming off a win and a loss last week. A minute in and WZ got the first goal as Jon Code (1G/1A) used a snapshot to beat the goalie from the point. Play stayed even for a while after that as we jump ahead to the 7 minute mark of the first for our next and it was Dave McCloskey (2G/1A) finishing a back door one timer to make it 2. With just under 5 minutes to play SWH cut into the lead as Rick Gionta scored from the slot while on the power play. A minute later WZ got that goal back as Dan Beausejour (5G/1A) sniped it five hole from the high slot. WZ added one more goal before the half while on the PP as they took a 4-1 lead to break while up on shots 18-8. WZ would open the game right up in the second as they flexed their muscle. Newcomer Anthony Rea scored off a back door one timer to add to the lead. Then WZ put up 5 straight goals as multiple players got in on the scoring with Beausejour picking up 3 of them, McCloskey getting his second of the game and Eric Beaulne (2G/1A) adding one as WZ were one away from a mercy with 5 minutes left to play. WZ went into cruise control the rest of the way controlling the play and slowing it down. With 5 seconds left to play they wrapped it up with a mercy as Beausejour reluctantly tapped it in. WZ won big and stay undefeated in the regular season with one game to go with an 11-1 score.
WZ – Nick Lamb – 19 shots
SWH – Andrea Turano – 33 shots
Cougar Patrol vs Morning Wood
Deep in the woods.…Our next matchup had all the makings to be a dandy as Cougar Patrol and Morning Wood squared off with both sitting in the 3rd and 4th spot of the division. A minute and a half into the game and MW got the first as Chris Warren (2G/1A) banged in the loose ball as it just trickled over the line to count. With 10 minutes left in the period was when we got our next goal and it was MW adding another as Matt Code tapped in a rebound that bounced off the post. MW kept it coming this time from Garry Ghilcrist (1G/1A) as he scored from the slot to make it a 3 goal game as MW seemed in full control. That was it for the period as MW took a comfy 3-0 lead to break while trailing in shots 18-12. CP would finally solve the goalie as they scored 1 minute into the second when Ryan Walker went post and in on the short side from in tight to cut the lead to 2. CP made it a 1 goal game after that as Jon Code banged in a rebound off the back wall as they were starting to show some life. MW would stop them in their tracks as they got the goal after when Warren scored his second. They would put the game to bed after that with 2 minutes to play as Ricky Pagliarello was alone in front and dragged it in around the goalie. That was it for the game as MW took over 3rd spot with the 5-2 win.
MW – Nick Lamb – 35 shots
CP – Mike Lynch - 26 shots
Scared Hitless vs Cyclones
Putting up a good fight.…Our final game of the night saw Cyclones who were in tough taking on contending Scared Hitless who were looking to keep in the upper tier of the division. CYC would do a good job weathering the storm “no pun intended” as they managed to keep the goals limited for most of the period. 7 minutes in Justin Larose (2G/3A) would put SH on the board as he tipped a shot in front of the net. A minute later they added another as Antoine Hamel (3G/2A) one timed a shot from the slot. With just under 5 minutes left in the period CYC would cut the lead as Mario Belanger scored on the short side from in close. Hamel would add another late in the period as he one timed a pass from the high slot low corner. That was it for the period as SH held a 3-1 lead with shots 20-8 in their favor. The second half would break wide open as SH took over. Steve Bulgin scored 10 minutes in with a one timer top cheese. Then Hamel got the hat trick with a wrist shot from in close. Matt James (1G/3A) tapped in a ball in the crease to make it 3 straight and that was followed by Larose with number 2 poking in the ball as it trickled through the goalie. To close the game out, Trevor Helliker (2G/1A) would put up 2 more in a minute span and SH went in to cruise mode the rest of the way as they won by a big margin 9-1.
SH – Mitch Tennian – 18 shots
CYC – Luc Bouchard – 42 shots