And, it’s all over!
Our last night saw some great games and a GREAT final in the A division. Before we get to the winners, let’s start off with some much deserved thank yous.
This season, we needed a few different scorekeepers to make this league happen, so thank you to Sophie and Ashley as well as Steve, Blais and James who jumped in when needed.
A huge thank you to the refs, who always do the job that everyone can easily criticize without realizing that it is one of the toughest jobs to do. Many thanks to Brian, Blais, Danny, Steph, Rob and Doug.
A big thanks to the captains who take on the responsibility to replace players each and every week (sometimes even last minute!). We appreciate your efforts!
Lastly, thanks to you, the players who make HTBHL what it is! Merci.
And now, last night featured the two consolation games which were good, but the real games were the championships in both the A and the B division. Both of these games were great and some goalies came out strong when needed. To find out who won it all, please check them out here: www.facebook.com/htbhl or… you can just read the recaps below 😊
Fuu Man Buu (5) vs. Lucky Charms (7)
B Final. The first goal of the game comes 5 minutes in as Cole Dashnay buries a back door pass. Teammate Jason Perrigo follows up right away to give FMB an early 2-0. Despite LC having the early chances, FMB get up 3-0 as Perrigo scores his second of the game on his own rebound. FMB tighten up the defence as this game stays 3-0 going into the second as LC are ahead in shots 14-12. LC crack the goose egg in the second as Joelle Crêtes gets her team on the board. Later in the period FMB get a breakaway but Moreau shuts the door to keep his team in this game. A couple plays later Jeff Murphy and Nathalie Wringe make a nice passing play and Nathalie Wringe buries it in the net to push the lead to 4-1. FMB bury 1 more to take the B championship 5-1.
The Royals (1) vs. No ReGretzky’s (2)
A Final. TR get this one started early as Nick Spagnolo gets one on a wrap around to take an early lead. NR get a chance to even the score on a power play but their opponent shuts the door. Later in the period TR get their own power play chance to extend the lead but NR control the play and kill it off. Just before the time expires, TR squeeze in one more goal as Nick Spagnolo strikes again and pushes the lead to 2 as they outshot NR 12-4. Mid way through the second NR's spare cuts the lead in half with a wrap around goal. With just under two to go, NR take a penalty which might have saved a goal but it does not help their scoring chance. They pull the goalie in a last effort to tie this but TR hold them off to take the big championship 2-1.
Kylo Renegades vs. Stallions and Mares
Fun Game 1. SM strike first early on as Nic Defalco banks home a back door pass. KR get into some penalty trouble and SM get a chance to extend their lead but KR control the ball in the offensive end and only allow 1 shot on net. Shortly after, Francois Peloquin wrists one top cheese to even the score at 1 apiece. After 20 minutes score is 1-1 and shots are 8-7 for KR. The second half has yet to see a goal with 5 minutes to go as SM take a time out. It lit the fire as Nic Defalco gets goal number 2 for them and takes back the lead 2-1. With 45 seconds left, KR tie things up once again and send this one to a shootout. Nic Defalco completes the hat trick and gives SM the 3-2 win.
Grip N' Rip vs. Eichel Tower
Fun Game 2. ET get on board first as Brock Murray buries one in the back of the net. Halfway through the period, Dave Mitchell rips one from the point to push the lead to 2. It's all ET in this one as they get another one to make it a 3-0 game going into the second. ET keep the momentum going and score the next one as Alex Rogozynski banks home a rebound. GNR catch a break on a PP and Manon Blais takes advantage as she scores their first goal. They strike again shortly after as Andrew Kelly squeezes one in beside the post to make it a 4-2 game. ET finish it off with 1 more to give them the 5-2 victory.