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Last minute ref shuffle, so a huge thanks to co-president Von Teichman and Portelance for taking charge! A couple of crazy games on the schedule but the best was the first game which was a fantastic 6-5 game with shots ending up 55-51.
The five bottom teams are within 2 points and things are starting to matter now to ensure a playoff spot. Haulena is now 5 points up in the scoring race, will anyone catch him?
Let’s start with our top lady and go right to Mona Leblanc who found the net twice and set up another. Turning to the men, Mark Haulena was on fire scoring seven times and picked up an assist, while Mike Boileau and Gerry Bedard were a force combining for eight goals and adding five assists. In the cage, Dom Giroux was the best on this night as he faced 55 shots and stopped 50 of them for another big game.
Ball Busters vs Wu Letang Clan
Too Close for Comfort… First up this evening, we had Ball Busters taking on Wu Letang Clan in what proved to be a close match. Spare, Matt Beaton, would put BABU on the board first as he buried, a nice pass across. A few minutes later, Corrina Yuen would follow suit on a juicy rebound, making it in 2-0 for BABU. JF Parent was the one to find the back of the net for WLC, as we saw him bang in his own rebound. Before the end of the period, Justin Larose would put his team up by 2, with a nice deke in front. A couple of minutes in to the second half, Larose would strike again, this time going top corner. Spare, Jeff Murphy, was next, going top corner on the opposite side of the floor as WLC were within 2, with half the period left to go. With a little over 3 minutes left to go, Corrina would bury her own rebound, as she was all alone in front. WLC would push hard in the last couple of minutes, pulling the goalie, to take advantage of the extra attacker. Ashley Clow would gain the stop time advantage as well as she found the back of the net through a scramble in front, putting them 2-goals away. With 40 seconds left on the board, Mat Latour would take a shot from his own end, catching the goalie sleeping, as they were now 1 away from shootouts. BABU would hang on though as they keep their winning streak alive with a 5-4 victory.
Oldies But Goodies vs Hustlers
Everyday I’m Hustling… Next up, we had Oldies but Goodies battling against Hustlers as this one proved to have an intense 2nd period. First to strike was OBG in spare, Jeff Murphy as it went in off someone’s body in front. Less than 20 seconds later, Markus Pugi would bang in a rebound, as both teams were now on the board. Wahid Sidiqi would get the next one, going upstairs, as he was standing right in front. Shortly after, Mike Zaborski would make it even again, going top shelf. Before the end of the first, OBG’s spares would add 2 more goals, putting us at 4-2 with 20 minutes left to play. Spare, Kiyomi Takahara would bury a nice cross crease pass for HUST but, less than a minute later, Maurice Lizotte would bang in a rebound, making it 5-3 for OBG. Up next, we saw Mona Leblanc chip in a pass in front and Markus go top corner as this game was now even at 5. Both teams would add one each before OBG would unleash with 3 more goals: one more for Mike and 2 for Jeff, both on his backhand. Mona would get another for HUST, but that was all her team could muster as they fall to OBG by a score of 9-7.
Not Fast Just Furious vs Ballers
Not Measuring Up… The next match up saw Not Fast Just Furious and Ballers go head-to-head. Within the first minute, BALL would get on the board in Mark Haulena as his shot went off the D and in. Corey Mathieson would then find the back of the net as he one timed a long pass. A minute or so later, Mark would get his 2nd, this time going far side with a quick snap as the goalie didn’t move. Shawn McClenaghan was right behind him as he tapped in a pass across. Jocelyn Mitchell would turn the tides for NFJF with a short side tap in. Spare, Markus Pugi would get the next 2 as they were now leading for the first time this game. At half, it was 4-3 for NFJF. The second period was all BALL, as Mark would bag the next 3-goals. Shawn would also get another for BALL, as he buried a pass from behind the net on his backhand. Around the halfway point in the second period, Corey would get his 2nd as well, as his shot went off the goalie’s head and in, that would put NFJF with 2. BALL was relentless though, scoring the next 4. Markus would add another for NFJF, but his efforts were not a match for BALL as they win 11-6.
Don Cherry Poppers vs Snipers
MIA… Lastly, we had Don Cherry Poppers taking on Snipers as both teams were also looking to get out of their funk. DCP would come out strong, as Mike Boileau would take a hard shot from the slot on a turnover. Spare, Markus Pugi, was right behind him a couple of minutes later, as he went five hole on a breakaway. Less than a minute later, Eric Williams would get on the scoresheet with a rebound. Next up, we saw Mike take full advantage of a giveaway from the goalie, as they were up 4-0 early on. Around the halfway point of the first period, spare, Jake Clark would put SNI on the board on a juicy rebound. A minute later, Gerry Bedard would get in on the action fooling the goalie on the backdoor. Just before the end of the period, Mel St-George would find the back of the net on her backhand as her shot rolled in between the goalie’s legs. After 20 minutes, DCP was up 5-2. Early on in the 2nd half, Gerry would put 2 more on the board for DCP, increasing their lead to 5-goals. The next goal came from Mel once again, this time with a wrist shot going top cheese. Lesson to be learned here: this girl can score if you pass her the ball! Both teams would add one more each, before DCP would turn it up with 3-more goals as this one ends 11-4 as DCP breaks their losing streak.