NO GAMES MONDAY FEBRUARY 18TH DUE TO FAMILY DAY LONG WEEKEND
On the eve of the BIG storm we had week #5 which provided plenty of action. Of the 4 games, 3 were decided by 3 goals or less with one mercy. Three were 3 hat tricks recorded with top offensive player of the week going to OC Julien Delorme (4G/3A) in helping his team dismantle NGK. Between the pipes, COY Michael Habets (5G/43shots) gets the nod as the top goaltender in a losing effort. The Mighty Drunks are now alone in first place and became the first team to win both their games playing back to back this season.
-The full regular season schedule is posted.
-Due to being 7 teams the time slots will be 7:00, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30 and there will be one double header every week with a one game break in between games.
-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.
-All bags should be put behind team benches to ensure nothing goes missing.
-No wet shoes or boots in the gymnasium.
-Absolutely no playing hockey anywhere but on the gymnasium floor.
-If you are going to consume any alcohol please go off the property.
Now on to the recaps:
The Mighty Drunks vs Coyotes
TMD were the double header team tonight and drew the last place COY team who were coming off a tough loss last week, but looked to rebound against a tough TMD team. TMD sat tied in points going into the games tonight. Corey Agar would open the scoring, sniping from the faceoff dot high blocker side just 4 minutes in. There would be no scoring for almost 15 minutes but with just under 3 minutes to go Agar set up Jason Jones with a nice cross crease pass to make it 2-0. Agar would put TMD up 3-0 with a roof job in close. COY would answer back with under 30 seconds to go. Travis Smith would find twine to cut the lead to 3-1 going into half. Despite being outshot and out played at times COY kept it close in big part to Mike Habets in the COY net. 7 minutes into the half COY would cut into the lead again, Kevin Couperus would score running down the middle to make it 3-2. TMD got a power play with under 10 minutes to go and Agar made COY pay, after a deflection save he took the rebound and put an in close deke top shelf to give TMD a 2 goal cushion. On the next shift, TMD went up by 3, Mike Mayhew took a Mike Sears pass and finished it off finding the back of the net. TMD would go up 5-2 with just over 5 minutes to go and that’s how this one would end. TMD now had a break to get ready for WOP in game 3.
TMD - Sonny Gill 23 shots
COY- Michael Habets - 43 shots
Dino’s vs Dark Horses
In the second game of the night were two teams coming off big wins last week. Dino’s scored 12 last week while DH scored a huge win in a hard fought game against WOP. DH looked to win consecutive games for the first time this season, while DN looked to make it 4 in a row with a win tonight. Both teams are fast and feisty and make it hard to play against as they both grind you down. This game would be so back and forth, Tino Basiala (2G) opened the scoring with a slapshot glove side. The crazy back and forth would start up, 3 minutes later DN’s Joey Feghali (2G/1A) tied it up with a slapshot of his own. A minute later DH Eric Lamothe (3G) scored his first of the night with a lucky squeaker but a minute later DN tied it up with their own lucky goal as Moe Barakat scored off of a defencemen to tie the game back up. DH would go up 3-2 when a DN Dman scored on his own net attempting to break from behind the net. DN would rally and get that goal back less than two minutes later on a pretty goal by Bake Boulos (1G/1A) who finished off a sweet pass from Antonio Otell (3A). Boulos knocked a knee high pass out of mid-air in mid stride to tie the game and send the game to half tied at three’s. DH Eric Lamothe came out flying in the second as Lamothe scored 2 goals in a minute and thirty seconds to bust this game open to a 5-3 lead. The game’s first 2 goal lead lasted only 45 seconds as DH scored on a nice tip from Moe Barakat over the goalie. The scoring would slow down for 4 minutes until Stephane Masson was given a bunch of time to wind up and rip a slapshot from his own end past Elie El-Hage in the DN net. DH took another two goal lead, but DN were not going away in this one. Joey Feghali roofed a shot to get DN back within a goal and 2 minutes later the game was even again when Malouf Elie (1G/1A) scored a goal through traffic after a 20 second battle in the corner. With the game tied it was any ones game with 5 minutes to go. Sabeh Elie would play hero in this one scoring a nice tip in goal with 3 minutes to go to put DN up 7-6 as they would hold off DH and take this highly entertaining game.
DN - Elie El-Hage - 24 shots
DH - Phil Laurenco – 36 shots
The Mighty Drunks vs Wobbly Pops
Two of the stronger teams met in game #3 tonight as TMD won game one of their double header, but they would be in much tougher playing WOP. TMD came out running, and showed no signs of being tired early as Mike Sears opened the scoring with a shot from the slot. As expected both teams settled in and tough defence was in order. Both teams played a control game, Mike Mayhew would set up TMD’s 2nd goal of the game finding a streaking Phil Ross who scored back door. The 2-0 lead would be short lived, Darren Leclair (2G/1A) would hammer home a laser beam from his own end to cut the lead in half. 3 minutes later WOP pulled even off of a Mark Peters goal. Jason Murfitt (2G) would give his team its first lead when he sniped a shot all alone from the slot. The lead was short lived, a minute later down on bended knee “a la Brett Hull” Jason Jones (1G/1A) scored at the side of the net off of a nice feed from Josh Hariski. At the Buzzer both teams were tied on the scoreclock 3-3. It would take over 4 minutes to break the deadlock, Corey Agar (2G) found himself alone in the slot and made no mistake burying it to put TMD up 4-3 with 15 minutes to go. Hariski (1G/1A) and Mike Mayhew (1G/2A) scored on back to back shifts and put TMD up 6-3. Two minutes later and a defensive lapse from WOP saw Corey Agar scored his second of the night (and eventual game winner) when he was left all alone in the slot to pick a corner. With just under 4 minutes to go WOP would make it very interesting cutting the lead goal by goal to a 7-6 score, but they wouldn’t have enough time to complete the come back on this night. TMD complete the 2 game sweep on the night and rocket up the standings with a big 4 points.
TMD – Sonny Gill - 39 shots
WOP - Mike Adams - 37 shots
Nepean Golden Knights vs Ottawa Cannons
The last game of the night turned out to be a massive workout for spare goalie Mike Adams in the NGK net and a blowout win for OC. This game unfortunately was never close. OC put on a clinic and looked like the globetrotters on a two man power play. At times NGK went what seemed like minutes without touching the ball or registering a shot. OC had shot number 20 on Adams by the 10 minute mark of the first half, but only led 2-0. Julien Delorme (4G/3A) factored into 4 of OC’s five first half goals, setting up 3 and scoring one. At the buzzer OC held a 5-0 lead. The second half was more of the same, OC dominance, Delorme would score 3 goals and Steve Dignard would score with a slapper from the point. The only bright spot for NGK on this night would be newcomer Pat Juneau scoring in his debut with the team. With the score now 9-1, Sam Leger (2G/1A) would go on to ice this game and hand out the season’s first mercy loss. OC flex their muscle in this one taking it by an impressive 11-1 score.
OC – Brayden Engel - 13 shots
NGK – Mike Adams - 46 shots