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PCOHL 2014-2015 Individual Award Winners

PCOHL is honoured to announce our 2014-2015 Individual Award Winners

Art Ross – Leading Scorer – Boston Bruins Rob McKean

Rob wins his very first Art Ross Trophy this season with a stellar campaign.  Rob lead the league scoring most of the season and finished with 15 goals and 22 assists for a total of 37 points in 20 games played.  Rob consistently finishes in the top 10 league scoring each season but this year had a break out season leading the league ion both goals and assists.   Great skater and puck handler and always dangerous on the ice.   Job well done Rob!

Vezina – Best Goalie – Edmonton Oilers Frank Rispoli

Frank wins his 3rd career Vezina trophy and also back to back wins for Frank.  Behind a stellar Oiler defensive core Frank lead the league with a best 3.40 goals against average and for us schlepps on Friday nights that is very good.  Frank helped backstop his Oilers to a Regular Season best with a 14-5-1 record and looks to lead his Oilers to a Playoff Championship as well.  Frank a long time member of the league is a class act and exemplifies that you can get better with age.  Congrats to the Italian Stallion Frank Rispoli.

Hart – Regular Season MVP – Boston Bruins Leo Brideau

Leo wins his unprecedented 7th Hart Trophy in his 15th season in our league.  He is our Wayne Gretzky thats for sure.  Leo finished the season tied for 2nd in scoring with 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points in 15 games and some of those were on one knee.  Always a class act, great team player and really one of the most unselfish players we all know.  Although he would be the last guy to boast about his accomplishments he will most likely go down in our league as the all time very best player. Congratulations again Leo.

Calder – Best Rookie – Montreal Canadians Dan Barrett

This year we had one of our best rookie crops we have seen in many years.  It was a difficult decision and our eventual winner went to rookie Dan Barrett of the Habs.  Dan finished 3rd in overall scoring in the league and tops as a defensemen with 7 goals and league best 22 assists for a 29 point rookie season in 17 games.  His better looking brother Murray on the Islanders says he taught him everything he knows.  Dan very similar to Brideau is a class act and also a very unselfish player and would look to pass the puck before scoring almost on all plays.  An effortless skater Dan looks to continue a stellar career in the PCOHL.  Well done Dan.

Norris – Best Defensemen – Boston Bruins Tony Thomas

Ah yes, Tony wins his very first Norris trophy in the PCOHL.  This season we had many strong defensive performances from the usual bunch of bandits and some new players but Tony, a fiery competitor, consistantly finishes near the top in scoring for defensemen. This season was no exception as he had 6 goals and 19 assists for a 25 point campaign, 2nd highest amongst defensemen.  Tony relinquished his penalty minute crown this season and if it wan’t for his minutes in the season opener he would have not even shown up on the league leader page for time in the box.  Maybe getting older is just the thing for Tony or maybe he and Brenda have had a tiff???  Bottom line less time in the box means trouble for all opponents when Tony is on the ice.  Congratulations Mr. Thomas.

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Selke – Most Improved – Philadelphia Flyers Tim Rundle and Boston Bruins Gary Julius

Shared winners this season for the Selke as both these players came back from serious injuries that kept them out for almost all of the previous season.  Flyers Rundle finished this campaign 3rd in scoring on his squad with 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points.  Bruins Julius had his best campaign in many years also 3rd on his high flying Bruins with 8 goals and 19 assists for 27 points.  Gary or as we know him Dad is the 2nd oldest member in our league and Tim, no spring chicken himself, can almost truly call Gary Dad.  Both always feisty on the ice and never give up on a puck or a shift.  Well deserved accolades for these 2 fine individuals, congrats Tim and Gary.

Rocket Richard – Most goals scored – Boston Bruins Leo Brideau and Rob McKean, Philadelphia Flyers Jay Cummings and Montreal Canadians Jim Maguire

First time in this category we had more than one player with most regular season goals.  Leo, Rob, Jay and Jim all finished with 15 goals this season and all can definitely put the biscuit in the basket on most nights.  Nicely done gentlemen.

On behalf of all of us in the PCOHL family we would like to extend our congratulations to all of this seasons individual award winners.  The final award, the Conn Smythe, our Playoff MVP will be announced after our Championship Night.  We have winners from all 5 teams so not sure what the rule is but I think the drinks are on these lads.

 

Playoff Week 2 Recap

Ok our recap of our 2nd round of Playoff Games last night.

Early match between the Oilers and the Habs.  Oilers well rested and tanned ready to launch their bid for the Championship facing off against the Habs coming off their best effort of the season last week losing just 6-5 to the Bruins.  Opening 2 shifts may have been the highlight for the Habs in this tilt as the Oilers then controlled this one the rest of the way.  Oilers score 3 unanswered goals to open the game 3-0 after one.  The 2nd frame saw even more dominance from our regular season Champs with a 4-1 score and a 7-1 edge after 2 periods.  Oilers score their 8th early in the 3rd and many Oilers showed some class as they just shot the puck in the corner and not on net for a final victory of 8-1 and a loud message to the rest of the league that the Championship will have to go through Oiler country this season.  Oilers get 2 goals from Freeman and Randa and singles from Ianno, the game winner, Baratta, Cosentino and a beauty short handed effort from the Greek sensation Karabinis.  Rukavina ended the shut out bid for the Habs on goalie fill in McCallum who had a solid effort.  Oilers went 1-3 on the PP and Habs were 0-1.  Players of the Game went to Oilers #4 Rich the Commish Chalovich with a 3 assist effort and to Habs #8 Mark Woods with a nice job on defense.  Habs possibly played their worst game of the season after their best effort but after their 90 second game recap in the dressing room many laughs and cold beverages were heard coming from their room.

Late game was an interesting one as the Islanders faced off against the Bruins.  Islanders winning their last 2 times against these same Bruins and handily.  Bruins with a full squad and Islanders missing top forwords and defensemen for this key playoff match did not look good for them but you gotta play the game and what a game it was.  McCallum filling in for the injured Bobby Ide and playing his 2nd game of the night as well.  Bruins score the lone goal in the opening frame with 12 seconds left on the clock.  Islanders step it up in the 2nd and out score the Bruins 3-1 taking a surprising 3-2 lead into the final frame.  The first 10 minutes of the 3rd was shut out hockey at both ends until Brideau tied it up with 4:26 to go.  But their was no quit in these pesky short handed Islanders and they jump back in front as Carlisle made it 4-3 with 3:39 to go.  Bruins Guerra then goes on a strong rush and ties up the game again at 4’s with 75 ticks left on the clock.  And this one ends 4-4.  Bit disappointing for the Bruins and a big point for the Islanders in our playoff race.  Bruins get goals from Peacock, Sharp, Brideau and Guerra with the big one to salvage a point.  Islanders get 2 goals from Mr. April Fletcher, and singles from Carlisle and Salapoutis.  Islanders went 1-2 on the PP and Bruins went 0-1.  Players of the Game went to Bruins #4 Sal Guerra and Islanders fill in goalie Scott McCallum.  Great game.

This week we have our 3rd round of games going at Port Credit arena on Wednesday, April 1.  Early game puck drop drop is at 7:45 pm with Edmonton facing off against the Islanders.  Late game will start at 9:00 pm with Boston playing the Flyers.  Habs get the night off.

See you all on the ice!

Playoff Week 1 Recap

OK our 2nd season is now kicked off.

Early tilt yesterday featured a possible one sided affair as the Bruins faced off against the Habs.  Both squads had some March break absentees and both missing their top defensemen.  Habs did look too confident in the pre game warmup except fill in goalie Senkowski who told the media, pre puck drop, that the Habs will shock the world!!!!  Bruins opened the scoring at 12:06 but the Habs looked like a much more energized squad and out shot the Bruins the rest of the opening period.  Habs got 2 goals to close out the 1st period leading 2-1 and most observers thought they should have had a few more but Gord Ide looked very good.  The 2nd period saw the Bruins take control and out scored the Habs 5-1 for a 6-3 lead after 2 periods.  Things looked not well for the Habs but they played their best period the entire season and played the entire period in the Bruins end.  Habs made it 6-4 early in the 3rd and then 6-5 with 7:30 left to go in the game.  Bruins were right back on their heels.  Brideau had a few meetings with his back stop trying to help Ide catch his breath.  Habs just could not get that tieing goal after a minimum of 25 shots on goal in the last period.  The final buzzer went with the puck in the Bruins crease.  6-5 Bruins win.  Great game all around.  Bruins goal scorers 2 for Brideau and singles for Sharp (a break away beauty with no Habs able to catch the flying Bruin), McKean short handed, Peacock and Cormier with the game winner.  Habs got 2 goals from the wood of Maguire, and singles from Rukavina, Chantaj and Kryslak.  Bruins went 0-2 on the PP and Montreal was 1-3.  Players of the Game for the Bruins #18 Patrick Sharp who carried the Bruins in the opening 2 periods and for the Habs #4 Jim Maguire.  Special shout out to both goalies, Ide and Senkowski.

Late game between the #3 and #4 teams, Flyers vs Islanders.  Islanders with only 9 skaters for their opening playoff tilt.  3-1 Flyers after the opening period.  Flyers continued to look strong in the 2nd as they out score the Islanders 2-1 for a 5-2 lead after 2.  Islanders looked a bit stronger in the final frame as they skate to a 2-2 draw in the final frame but the outcome falls in the favour of the Flyers 7-4 winning their 4th straight game.  Flyers sending a message to the rest of the league that they must be considered as serious contenders for a championship run.  Both squads went 0-3 on the PP.  Goal scorers for the Flyers, 2 for Cummings and 2 for Diluzio and singles for Tygesen, Ree, Ferrin.  For the Islanders Annan, Robb, Chantaj and Carlisle.  Players of the Game go to Flyers #28 Marcello Diluzio and Islanders #23 John Annan.

So, away we go, next weeks games will go Friday, March 27 at Port Credit arena but note both games will be earlier.  8:15 puck drop with the Habs trying to duplicate their efforts again against the top team in the league Edmonton Oilers.  The late game puck drop will be at 9:30 with Boston facing off against the New York Islanders.  The Flyers get the week off.

See you all on the ice and reminder to bring in your application and $50 deposit for next season as well.

Playoff Preview Round 1

OK so we are just 24 hours away from kicking off our 2015 Playoffs and all 5 teams are tied for 1st.

Opening match, 9:15,  Friday night is our 2nd seed Boston vs the 5th seed Habs.  Bruins swept the season series against the Habs with 5 straight wins and out scoring the Habs 41 – 15.  Bruins finished the season 14-6-0 and enter the playoffs on a 2 game losing streak.  Bruins led the league with 107 goals and led the league with 110 penalty minutes.  Bruins were tops in the league in Power play success, 2nd best in penalty kills and best in the league in +/- even strength.  Habs finished with a 2-17-1 record and enter the playoffs on an 11 game losing streak.  Habs were 2nd best in power plays and 3rd in penalty kills.  Montreal had the best +/- in special teams and worst +/- on even strength.  Habs had the least amount of goals for with 72 and the highest goals against at 125.  Habs and Bruins were tied with best attendance this season at 87%.  So this one looks pretty one sided but depending on attendance and maybe a hot goalie anything can happen.  Las Vegas has the Bruins favourite in this one by at least 4 goals.

Late match, 10:30, will showcase the 3rd place Flyers vs the 4th seed Islanders.  Both squads have season ending injuries to key players and have had the lowest attendance in the league.  Flyers win the season series against the Islanders with 3 wins 1 loss and 1 tie.  Flyers enter the playoffs with the longest win streak of 3 and Islanders won their last game of the season as they upset the Bruins.  Flyers out score the Islanders 23 – 14 in their 5 games.  Flyers had the 3rd best power play and tops in the league in Penalty kills.  Islanders finished last in both categories.  Should be a good game with an edge going out to the Flyers for this one.

Should be exciting good luck to all teams and enjoy your last day of being tied for 1st.

Happy St. Pats Day Lads!!!!

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2015/2016 Season

Boys,

We posted the new 2015 – 2016 player application and waiver forms on the site under ‘About’.  These are due by April 17, 2015 to hold your spot for next year along with a $50 deposit.  Also we need you to ensure you circle your preferred draft position, defense, forward or either so we can prepare for the draft in the off season.

If you know you will NOT be returning let us know as soon as you can so we can get someone from our waiting list.

Also a friendly reminder to hand in your sweater and socks after your last game, we will use these sweaters for one more year.

Cheers

End of the Regular Season Recap

Well well well just when you think u know everything the opposite happens.  Heres how it played out last week our end of our regular season games.

Early match between the Oilers and the Flyers.  Oilers with only 8 skaters needed to recruit a couple of guys and they pick up Kryslak and McCormick from the idle Habs.  Oilers would secure top seed with a victory.  Kryslak opened the scoring for the Oilers and 2 more early goals made it 3-0 Oilers in the first 8 minutes.  The Flyers score twice in one shift to close out the opening frame with the Oilers on top 3-2.  Oilers score the loan goal in the 2nd for a 4-2 lead and just 15 minutes away from securing the top seed.  Flyers come out strong in the 3rd and score 3 straight goals taking a 5-4 lead with 8:24 to go.  Oilers tie it up minutes later.  Oilers decide to pull their goalie with the game tied at 5’s and Flyers capitalize and score the winner and upset the Oilers with their 3rd straight victory to end their regular season.  Oilers went 1-2 on the PP and Flyers were 0-0.  Flyers got goals from Kostick, Ree, May, Rundle and 2 from Tygessen who had a big night with 5 points.  Oilers get goals from Cosentino and Kryslak and a hat trick from the Commich Chalovich, is that correct?????  Players of the Game went to Flyers Joel May and Oilers Richard Chalovich with his 4 point night.

Late game between the Bruins and the Islanders now had some meaning as the Oilers held only a 1 point edge on the Bruins. A tie or Bruin win would give the golden boys the top seed and next week off.  Bruins missing their top guy Brideau but the rest of the squad was ready and jacked to go. Islanders needed to pick up a few guys just to reach their min 10 skaters and scooped up Dan Barrett and Ronnie Chantaj to play with their brothers on the Islanders. All islanders in the opening frame as they out score the stunned Bruins 4-1 right out of the gate.  Annan, Dan Barrett and 2 from Jackes.  McKean for the Bruins.  The 2nd period just saw 1 goal scored on the Bruins side as Guerra made it 4-2 Islanders with one period to go.  The final frame saw the Ide brothers both battle it out as they shut out all shooters and the Islanders win a huge game to end their season and play spoiler for the Bruins from capturing that top seed.  Dan Barrett and Ronnie Chantaj didn’t know what the heck to do after the victory as both haven’t won a hockey game since October 2014.  Bruins went 0-2 on the PP and Islanders were 0-1.  Players of the Game went to Islanders #91 David Dupal and Bruins #30 Gorde Ide.

So congrats to the Oilers for finishing as our regular season Champions with a 14-5-1 record.  They also helped their backstop Frank Rispoli win the Vezina trophy with a league best 3.40 goals against record.  The Bruins finish 2nd and also celebrate having the league best scorer Rob McKean win the Art Ross trophy with 37 points.  A couple of other Team records were broken this season.  The Flyers finished the season with 46 penalty minutes a new record low, nicely done gals.  Habs now hold the futility record with least wins, most losses, least points and longest consequitive losing streak of 11 games.  That record may stand a long time.  Brideau, Cummings, Maguire and McKean will share the Rocket Richard trophy with most goals at 15 each.  McKean and Dan Barrett score the most assists with 22.  Robin Flumerfelt wins the Johnny Sparrow Belt for most penalty minutes of 28, Thomas has turned a new leaf.  Mihalic, Cummings and Burke lead the league with 3 game winning goals.  McKean led the league with 3 power play goals and Rukavina led the short handed category with 2.  Rookie crop this year turned out to be one of our best ever.  4 of the 6 rookies finished in the top 13 scorers in the league.  Dan Barrett and Marcelo Diluzio finished tied with 29 points each.  Peacock and Randa were not too far behind.

So all 5 teams are now tied for 1st place as the new season begins this Friday, March 20 with our Playoff round robin.  The early game at 9:15 will have the Bruins face off against the Habs and the late game at 10:30 will feature the Flyers and the Islanders.  The top seed Oilers get the week off and enjoy their March break.

See you all on the ice!

Week 24 Recap

Ok so one more week to go and just few more things need to be decided.

Last weeks recap.  Early match between the Islanders and the Flyers.  Both teams working on a small bench.  1-1 after the opening period.  Flyers score twice in the 2nd and Islanders once for a Flyer 3-2 lead after 2.  Gas tank went to empty early in the 3rd for the Islanders as the Flyers score 4 unanswered goals for a 7-2 final victory.  These 2 teams will face off agianst each other for their opening game in the playoff round robin where Islanders will try to exact their revenge.  Nicholson and Dupal scoring for the Islanders.  Flyers Rob Messenger gets 4 goals in this game, Rundle, Cummings and rookie sensation Diluzio scoring for the Flyers.  Diluzio had a 5 point night, not a bad pick up replacing Rob Gollanek.  Penalty free game, I love it.  Players of the Game went to Islanders #8 Kevin Nicholson and Flyers #9 Rob Messenger.

Late game between the Oilers and the Habs.  Habs looking to win their last reg season game to avoid being the worst team in league history.  Oilers score the only 2 goals in the first period.  Both squads score once in the 2nd for an Oiler 3-1 lead with a period to go.  Oilers open up this puppy in the 3rd out scoring the Habs 5-1 in the final period for a convincing 8-2 victory.  Habs now officially hold the futile viagra record for lowest points in a 20 game season with 5, ouch.  Habs get goals from Maguire and Spence.  Oilers get 2 from both Freeman and Cosentino and singles from Connell, Ianno, Kelly and Leenaars.  Oilers went 0-2 on the PP and Habs were 0-0.  Players of the Game go to Habs #8 Mark Woods and Oilers #27 Enzo Ianno.  With the idle Bruins and the Oilers win they move into top spot for the first time this season.  With one more Oiler victory this week they will secure the top seed for the playoffs.  Bruins can get that spot with a win and an Oiler loss and if both teams finished tied Bruins would get the nod as top seed.

This weeks games on Friday, March 13 (I hope Brenda will not have many visitors) 9:15 Oilers vs Flyers and at 10:30 Boston vs Islanders.  Sandbagging Habs are off on dry land training and preparation for their Playoff run.  So if Oilers tie or lose both games will be important, if Oilers win the early game Bruins can rest their elite players, should be exciting!

Some individual benchmarks are still up for grabs.  The Rocket Richard trophy to the player with most goals is tied with Brideau, Maguire and Cummings with 15 each.  Habs Dan Barrett leads all rookie scorers with 29 pts but Peacock and Diluzio are only 2 behind.  Bruins Flumerfelt leads teammate Thomas by 6 minutes for the Johnny Sparrow belt for most penalty minutes, mmmm, could be a passing of the torch ceremony after this one.

Boys we have our playoff schedule officially confirmed by the City.  You can find it under Events on our web site and also at the bottom of the Team Stats page as well.  Note, all Playoff games will be at Port Credit arena but different days and different times, Team Reps please ensure all your guys are clear on that.  We will send each team the Playoff schedule on the weekend once the top 2 seeds are confirmed after Friday nights games.

See you all on the ice and remember we are a Beer League, enjoy!

Week 23 Recap

Boys,

2 weeks to go in our 20 game pre season schedule and just a few things still to be decided.  1st and 2nd seed could have been settled last week with our early tilt of Boston vs Edmonton.  A Bruin win would give them top seed.  Could this be a preview of our Championship Night Gold medal game?  I’m not sure but this one had all the signs that it was playoff time.  Oilers jump out to a 2-1 lead after the opening frame with their 2nd goal coming with 40 seconds left.  Both teams scored once in the 2nd for an Oiler lead of 3-2.  Oilers take a 4-2 lead at 7:38 of the 3rd but those powerful Bruins score twice to tie it all up at 4’s with 2:25 left in the game. The hero for this tilt went to Oilers Rick Burke as he buries the game winner at 1:35.  Oilers win! Oilers win!  22 minutes in penalties in this one.  Even Bruin Brideau who usually averages one minor every 3 years sat twice with Brenda in this one.  Bruins went 1-4 on the PP and the Oilers were 2-5.  Oilers goal scorers went to 2 for Burke, and singles for Cosentino, Mihalic and Baratta.  For the Bruins Cormier gets 2, singles for Brideau and Peacock.  Players of the Game go to Bruins #16 Ronnie Cormier and Oilers #21 Ricky Burke.  Oilers win puts them in the driver spot for the 1st seed if they can win out their last 2 games, Bruins can only win their last game and hope Oilers falter.

Late game between the Habs and the Flyers.  Both squads missing key [layers for this match with n oohing on the line except pride.  1-1 after the opening frame.  Flyers out score the Habs 3-1 in the 2nd for a 4-2 lead.  Both teams score twice in the final frame for a Flyer win of 6-4.  Habs lose their 10th game a new record.  Goal scorers for the Habs, 2 for Kidd, and singles for Maguire and Rukavina.  For the Flyers Cummings and Diluzio with 2 each, singles for Messenger and Rundle.  Both teams went 0-1 on the PP.  Habs get a short handed goal in this one.  Players of the Game went to both back stops, Art Senkowski for the Habs who faced another 100 shot night with a couple of ‘OWN’ goals again from Bambi.  Scott McCallum for the Flyers.

Some Team records look very close to be broken this season, Habs for futility and a few others may be met or broken.  See below.

This weeks games on Friday, March 6 are as follows; 9:15 Flyers vs Islanders and at 10:30  Habs vs the Oilers.  Bruins get the week off.

See you all on the ice!

PCOHL Team Records 2001 – 2014
Regular Season Team Season Record Notes
Most Points 32 GREEN 2002-2003 15-3-2
Least Points 7 WHITE 2002-2003 3-16-1
Most Wins 15 GREEN 2002-2003 15-3-2
Most Losses 16 WHITE 2002-2003 3-16-1
Most Ties 5 Toronto 2008-2009 5-10-5
Least Wins 3 WHITE 2002-2003 3-16-1
3 Boston 2005-2006 3-14-3
Least Losses 3 GREEN 2002-2003 15-3-2
Most Goals For 121 Detroit 2005-2006 11-5-4 averaged 6.05 goals for/game
Least Goals For 61 WHITE 2002-2003 3-16-1 averaged 3.05 goals for/game
61 Boston 2003-2004 6-11-3 averaged 3.05 goals for/game
Least Goals Against 54 GREEN 2002-2003 15-3-2 averaged 2.7 goals against/game
Most Goals Against 134 Quebec 2008-2009 5-12-3 averaged 6.7 goals against/game
Most Penalty Minutes 171 Boston 2006-2007 8-10-2 averaged 8.6 mins per game
Least Penalty Minutes 56 Edmonton 2012-2013 12-7-1 averaged 2.8 mins per game
56 Boston 2013-2014 10-8-2 averaged 2.8 mins per game
56 Montreal 2013-2014 10-10-0 averaged 2.8 mins per game