Monthly Archives: March 2018

Happy Easter!!!

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Easter!!!

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Week 1 Playoffs Recap

Boys,

Our new season has begun and our 1st round of playoff games are in the books.

Early game between the #2 seed Polocks and the #5 seed Swedes.  Poland scored the lone 2 goals in the opening period.  The same results in the 2nd as Poland took a 4-0 lead into the final frame.  And deja vu in the final period as Poland flexed their muscles sending out a clear message they are here to compete for the Gold with a resounding 6-0 victory.  Sweden went 0-1 on the PP and Poland was 0-2.  Poland got all single goals from Leo Brideau, Brian Burke, Eric ‘Mr. April’ Fletcher, John Annan, Kevin Nicholson and Joe ‘best looking old-timer’ Peacock.  Poland gave their Player of the Game award to their backstop Art Senkowski with the shut out.  Sweden gave their POG to Steve Ferrin.  Does he look happy here?

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Sweden backstop Bobby Ide tried to motivate his teammates before the game with a Lance Orr tactic from way back as he was sending a message to all Polish shooters but it may have back fired a bit based on the results.

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Late game between the #4 seed USA and the #3 seed Finland was a big one and a good one too. Feisty and entertaining.  Finland scored the lone goal in the 1st period in a tight checking affair.  Finland got an early 2nd period goal and then managed to hold off an American on slaught for the brunt of the 2nd period as McCallum shut them out.  Finland got a goal with less than 20 ticks left on the clock taking a 3-0 lead into the final frame.  American’s continued to press in the 3rd scoring twice but the Fin’s scored late and took their opening match victory 4-2.  USA went 0-0 on the PP and Finland was 1-1.  USA got goals from Paul ‘Pork Chop’ Barbosa and Moe Connell.  Finland got 2 goals from both Brian ‘Spinner’ Spence and rookie Steve MacDougall.  Players of the Game went to USA #7 Paul Barbosa and to Finland #3 Brian Spence.

So we are off.  There will be NO games this Friday, March 30 as it is Good Friday, GO TO CHURCH and Confession Boys!!  Next games are scheduled for Port Credit arena on Monday, April 2, 2018.  At 9:00 pm our regular season champs #1 seed Canada will open their playoffs against the lowly #5 seed the scoreless, winless Swedes.  At 10:15 pm puck drop #2 Poland will look to continue their winning ways against the #4 seed USA looking for their first points.  Finland get’s the week off.

See you all on the ice lad’s and wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Easter holidays.

 

Funny Beer League Video – ***KEEP VOLUME DOWN****

Boys,

Very funny 6 minute video courtesy of Mr. Paul Harty.  NOTE make sure volume is down as there is very aggressive language.  Ear phones would be best used.

Enjoy

 

 

Week 25 Recap

Boys,

Our final night of regular season games is now in our books and it was our St Pattys night special!!!

The early tilt between Canada and Poland with regular season champs on the line for the winner of this one.  Could this be a Gold Medal game in 5 weeks?  1-1 after the opening frame.  All red and white in the 2nd as they pound the Polocks 4-1 for a 5-2 lead after 2 periods.  2 early Polish goals make this a 1 goal game.  Canada scores twice mid way through the 3rd taking back a 7-4 lead.  Poland gets a late goal to finish this one with Canada on top 7-5.  Good game.  Poland went 1-3 on the PP and Canada was 0-0.  Poland got goals from Leo Brideau, Brian Burke, Pat McCormick, Bryon Wright and John Annan.  Canada got 2 goals both from Paul Alloway and Enzo Ianno and singles from Murray Russell, Tim Martins and Paul Harty.  Players of the Game went to Canada’s #3 Paul Alloway and to Polands #6 Leo Brideau.  Congrats to Canada who finished 1st and are our regular season Champs!  Poland will take the 2nd seed for the playoff run.

Late game between Sweden and the USA.  Big game for Sweden as a loss would put them in our record books as the lowest point team in history.  All USA in the opening frame as they score 3 unanswered goals.  More of the same in the 2nd as the Americans out score the Swedes 4-1 for a 7-1 lead after 2 periods.  Sweden had its most productive final frame in their season as they shut out the Americans 3-0 in the 3rd but USA wins this one 7-4.  USA went 0-1 on the PP and Sweden went 0-0.  Sweden got goals from Patrick Sharp, Robin Flumerfelt, Billy Lott and fill in player Dan Barrett.  USA got 2 goals from both Dwayne Tygesen and Paul ‘Pork Chop’ Barbosa and singles from Rob Leenaars, Joe Cosentino, and Rob McKean.  Players of the Game went to USA #2 Steve Waters and for the Swedes fill in Dan Barrett.  Dan looks uncomfortable donning the horns but Mrs. Barrett is excited!!!!!

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Some records tied or broken this season.  Poland beat Sweden 11-9 earlier in the year and that tied a record of 20 goals in one game.  Least points, 4 and least wins 1, for a single team in a season goes to Sweden.  Most ties one team one season goes to USA this season with 6 breaking the record of 5.  USA also broke a record of least penalty minutes with 38, previous record was 40.  Americans do not like Brenda, what?????

Polands Pat McCormick and USA Rob McKean finished tied for the Art Ross trophy as leading scorers with 42 each.  Rob McKean also wins the Rocket Richard trophy for most goals scored with 23.  Canada’s Marcelo Diluzio got a minor penalty with 16 seconds left in his last game to finish tied with Sweden’s Robin Flumerfelt for the John Sparrow award of most penalty minutes with 12 each.  In the rookie race, Finlands Steve MacDougall and Canada’s Paul Alloway finished tied with most rookie goals with 17 each.  Canada’s Paul Alloway and Tim Martins both finished tied for rookie points with 27 each.  Canada’s leading scorer Enzo Ianno led the league with 4 game winning goals.  Sweden’s Paul ‘Pork Chop’ Tavares led the league with 2 short handed goals.  And USA Rob McKean led the league with 3 power play goals.  Canada’s Frank Rispoli wins the Vezina with the league best goals against average with a 3.95 GAAvg.  Job well done boys!

So our new season begins this Friday and all 5 teams are tied with 0 points.  Our opening round of games goes Friday, March 23 at Port Credit arena.  First game puck drop will be at 7:15 pm and Sweden will do battle with Poland.  At 8:30 pm Finland will face off against USA.  Top seed Canada gets the 1st week off.

Best of luck to all teams and remember keep your sticks on the ice and enjoy your playoff games.  Don’t forget to let your team reps know if you will be away for any of your playoff games.

Week 24 Recap

Last weeks games recap.

Early game between Sweden and Canada.  Both squads score single goals in the first period.  Deja bus in the 2nd as this match was all tied up at 2’s after 2.  Sweden scores early in the 3rd and then take a 2 goal lead at 9:38.  But the mighty Canadians score 3 unanswered goals to win this match 6-4.  Canada went 0-3 on the PP and Sweden was 0-2.  Sweden got 2 goals from Tony Thomas and singles from Robin Flumerfelt and the Italian Stallion Steve Ferrin.  Canada got a hat trick from Marcelo Diluzio and singles from Tim Martins, Paul Harty and Murray Russell.  Players of the Game went to Canada’s #9 Marcelo Di Luzio and for Sweden to Mr. Happy #4 Tony Thomas.  Rumour has it Sweden may be charging a door fee for non Swedish players to visit their dressing room after the game.  Interesting.

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Late game between Finland and Poland was a good one.  2-2 after the opening frame.  All light blue in the 2nd as they out score the Poles 4-1 for a 6-3 lead.  Final frame was a 2-2 tie but the Fin’s take this one 8-5.  Finland went 1-1 on the PP and Poland was 0-0.  Poland got 2 goals from big Johnny Annan and singles from Leo Brideau, Tony Carlisle and the very handsome Joey Peacock.  Finland got a hat trick from Tim Randa, 2 goals from Dan Barrett and singles from Steve MacDougall, David Dupal and fill in player Marcello Diluzio.  Players of the Game went to Finlands #9 Mark Plewes and to Polands #14 Joe Peacock.

So one more week left to complete our 20 game pre season schedule.  This weeks games go Friday, March 16 with the early match show casing Canada and Poland.  Should be a doozy as the winner will take top spot for the playoffs.  Maybe a Gold medal match preview?????  Late game between Sweden and USA as a playoff tune up.  Finland gets the week off.

See you all on the ice lads!

Week 23 Recap

Last weeks recap. Early match between a big one as our 2 hottest teams faced off Poland and the USA.  All Americans in the opening frame as they out score the Poles 3-0.  Poland bounces back with 3 unanswered goals in the 2nd tying up this game at 3’s after 2.  back and forth as both squads score twice 5-5 with 5 minutes to go.  Poland scores the winner with 90 ticks left on the clock and win this titanic match 6-5.  USA went 1-2 on the PP and Poland went 0-1.  USA got goals from Jodie Young, Rob Leenaars, Dwayne Tygesen, Moe Connell and Rob McKean.  Poland got goals from Pat McCormick, Leo Brideau, Bryon Wright, Joe Peacock, Brian Burke and Eric Fletcher.  Players of the Game went to USA #11 Moe Connell and Polands #6 Leo Brideau.  USA loss has now locked them into the #4 seed for the Playoffs.  Poland still will battle for the top 2 seeds.  Great hockey game.

Late tilt between Finland and Canada.  1-1 after 1.  4-2 for the Canadians taking a 5-3 lead into the final frame.  Canada scores early in the 3rd taking a commanding 6-3 lead.  Finland battles back and scores 3 goals in less than a minute and a half to tie up this match at 6’s with 8 minutes to go.  Canadian rookie sensation Alloway scored his 4th of the night with 90 ticks left to win this game for Canada 7-6.  Finland went 2-3 on the PP and Canada was 0-0.  Finland got 2 goals from Brent Byer and Steve MacDougall and singles from Brian Spence and Tim Randa.  Canada got 4 goals from Paul Alloway and singles from Paul Harty, Neil Kelly and Marcello Di Luzio.  Players of the Game went to Finlands #8 Brent Byer and to Canada’s #3 Paul Alloway.  Finland loss locked them into the #3 seed for the Playoffs and Canada will battle with Poland for the final top 2 seeds in the playoffs.

This weeks games go Friday, March 9, 9:15 Sweden will face off against Canada and at 10:30 Poland will do battle with Finland.  USA get the week off.

See you all on the ice!!