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2018 Champions!!!!

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Championship Night Recap

Well well well what a night to close out our 31st season of Port Credit Oldtimers Hockey.

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Early game was our infamous ‘Kiss Your Sister’ Bronze medal match.  Our #1 seed Canada facing off against the #2 seed Poland.  These 2 squads met last week of round robin with Canada coming out on top 3-2.  All Polacks in the opening frame as they score 3 unanswered goals.  Exactly the same fate in the 2nd period as Poland takes a 6-0 lead into the final frame.  1-1 in the 3rd for a big Poland victory of 7-1.  Poland wins Bronze and know that kissing your sister is just OK.   Pat McCormick and Tony Carlisle get 2 goals for the Polish squad.  Singles go to Frank Nweisser, Bryon Wright and Kevin Nicholson.  Robin Chantaj got the lone Canadian goal.  Nobody visited Brenda for this one boohoo.  Players of the game went to both goalies, Canadian Frank Rispoli and Polands Art Senkowski.

Gold medal game was next as the upstart #4 seed USA was set to do battle with the playoff undefeated #3 seed Finland.  Our new Stanley Cup was unveiled to much excitement for this one.

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Finlands Jimmy Maguire scored the lone goal in the opening frame.  USA Steve Sparrow tied up this game at 1-1 in the 2nd period.  Finland took back the lead early in the 3rd as Tim Randa scored a beauty.  USA tied it up again mid way through the 3rd as Dwayne Tygesen made it 2-2.  Frantic battles at both ends of the rink as the clock ticked away and ending this titanic tilt at 2’s after regulation time.  Both squads met at centre and mutually decided to play 4 on 4 for 5 minutes of running time before a shoot out.  The crowd exploded with glee as more hockey was coming.  Monster saves at both ends as action was unrelentless.  Finlands Dan Barrett came out as the hero as he scored with 90 seconds left winning Finland a back to back Championship Gold.  Jubilation on the ice with the Fins but maybe our best ever Gold medal game.  Both squads went 0 for 1 on the power play.

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Players of the Game went to Finlands #5 Dan Barrett and USA #1 Gord Ide.

Our Conn Smythe winner as our Playoff MVP goes to Finlands #19 Steve MacDougall.  Steve a rookie this season led the league in playoff goals 10 and scoring 12 points.  Quite the first year for the big guy, congrats skinny Steven!!!!!!

Attached here is a season in review, enjoy.

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Special thanks to Harve Mihalic for taking pictures on our final night.  To our referees and to Brenda our timekeeper for always being there for us.  Also thanks to all the great arena staff for being so supportive.  Thanks to the 22 fans that showed up on Sunday, a new record high.  Thanks to all the Exec for your work and finally and most importantly a big thank you to all of our members for another memorable season of hockey that began back in mid September.

If you have not sent in your applications and $50 deposits please contact Sal Guerra as soon as possible to secure your spot for next season.  We do have many on our waiting list so don’t delay.  If you know you will NOT be returning please let Mike Rukavina know as soon as you possibly can.  Any missing sweaters and socks need to get to John Annan.  Our year end gift of caps were well received and Mike Rukavina has the extras for the boys who were away last week.  Will get them to you at our draft or start of next season.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy summer and see you next Fall.

 

Week 5 Playoff Round Robin Recap

Last night our final round of games in our playoff round robin.

Early match was a doozy as Poland was looking to win big and get into the Gold medal game.  Poland scored the lone goal in the opening period.  Shut outs at both ends for the 2nd frame.  Canada scored twice early in the final period to take their first lead.  Another late Canada goal sealed this one. Poland squeezed a late goal but too late.  Canada wins 3-2 and now set up a rematch this Sunday for the Kiss your Sister tilt.  Canada went 0-1 on the PP and Poland went 0-2.  Poland got 2 goals from Brian Burke.  Canada got singles from Paul Alloway, Paul Harty and Ron Chantaj.  Players of the Game went to Polands #1 Art Senkowski and to Canada’s #1 Frank Rispoli.

Late game was meaningless for the final night as Finland did battle with Sweden.  2-2 after 1 period.  Sweden took the lead mid way through the 2nd.  Finland scored 3 late goals, 1 of them short handed to take a 5-3 lead into the final period.  Finland flexed their muscles in the final period out scoring the Swedes 3-1 for a final victory of 8-4.  The lifeless Swedes went 0-4 on the PP and Finland was 0-1.  Sweden got a hat trick from Tony Thomas and a single from Alan Robb.  Finland got 4 goals from Steve MacDougall, 3 goals from lineman David Dupal and a single from Jim Maguire.  Players of the Game went to Finlands #15 Timmy Randa and for Sweden Bobby Ide.

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So all is set up for our Championship Night this Sunday, April 22 at Port Credit arena.  7:15 pm our famous Kiss your Sister Bronze medal game will go between our #1 seed Canada and #2 seed Poland.  At 8:30 pm our finale for all the enchiladas, the Gold medal game between the #3 seed undefeated in the playoffs Finland and our #4 seed the Donald Trumpsters NO COLLUSION USA.  Sweden with a season of ineptness like no other are golfing with a 1-21-2 record.  Only beating the Polocks hahahahaha in January.

All sweater and socks need to be collected this Sunday.  Deadline for applications and $50 deposits are due also on Sunday to secure your spot for next season.  Team pics will be needed after both games.

Best of luck to all 4 final teams.

Individual Award Winners

The PCOHL Exec are very excited and proud to announce our 2017-2018 individual award winners.

The winner of the Hart trophy for the regular season MVP goes to Finland’s Dan Barrett. This is Dan’s 2nd Hart trophy along with last years Art Ross and a Calder winner.  Dan helped lead his Finnish team to a solid season and a contender for the Gold medal.  With out Dan Finland is just not the same team.  A class act on and off the ice and such an awesome fit in our league.  Congrats Mr. Barrett on an outstanding season.

The winner of the Norris trophy for the leagues outstanding defensemen goes to Canada’s Robin Chantaj.  This is Robin’s 3rd Norris trophy alongside 1 Conn Smythe award as well.  Robin helped Canada to a regular season 1st place finish.  He also was tied for most points by a defensemen with Swedens Tony Thomas with 25 points this year.  Robin led all blue liners with 21 assists.  An effortless skater and ultimate playmaker, pats on the back Mr. Chantaj for this accomplishment.

This years rookie of the year Calder winner goes to Canada’s Paul Alloway.  An incredible rookie season for Paul as he was tied for rookie scoring with team mate Tim Martins.  17 goals and 10 assists for 27 points in 14 games played.  Pretty sure with out Paul Canada would not have finished in top spot during this past regular season.  A gentle giant and a lawyer too, mmmmmm there is a few jokes I have but will hold back.  Congrats Paul on a great rookie campaign.

This seasons most improved player wins the Selke award and that goes to Canada’s Paul Harty. Jeez all the hardware going to the red and white.  Paul had an exceptional season with 16 goals and 9 assists for 25 points.  Thats an 18 point improvement vs the previous season, wow!!!  I think Paul spent the summer at the Gary Julius hockey school.  Kidding aside an awesome year for Mr. Harty and it was an easy choice for the Exec, well done sir.

The Art Ross award for regular season scoring champion was shared by Polands Pat McCormick and USA Rob McKean.  The boys finished tied with a 42 point campaign.  For Patty, a veteran in our league, this is his 4th Art Ross alongside 1 Hart, 1 Conn Smythe and 2 Rocket Richard awards.  A lock for the PCOHL hall of Fame (do we have one?).  For Mr. McKean it is his 3rd Art Ross and he too has multiple Rocket Richard awards.  Both such natural goal scorers and we are very proud to honour both of these members.

The Rocket Richard winner for most goals scored in the regular season goes to USA Rob McKean.  23 goals this season 1 more than Swedens Flumerfelt.  This is Rob’s 4th Rocket Richard trophy as the man still knows how to put the biscuit in the basket, yes sir.  Congrats Robert!

The Vezina winner for outstanding goalie goes to Canada’s Frank Rispoli.  This is Frank’s 5th Vezina award and 4th in the last 5 years, truly our best back stop.  Frank helped Canada to a 1st place finish leading all goalies with a 3.95 goals against average.  A class act on and off the ice as well.  Bravo! Benissimo!

So congratulations to all of this seasons individual award winners, we will announce our final award for the Conn Smythe winner, our playoff MVP after Championship Night.

Record Breaking Team Sweden

Yes Sweden is officially our schleppiest team ever in the history of the league.  1-17-2 record for 4 points is the lowest we have ever had.  Here is a lasting memory of the worst team EVER!!!!  Click on below link and enjoy!!!  But honestly maybe the BEST dressing room ever!!!!!!

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Week 4 Playoff Recap

Week 4 of our playoff round robin last Friday, April 13 (scarey) in the books.

Early tilt a huge one between #1 seed Canada and #3 Finland.  All Canada out of the gate as they pound the Fins 3-0 after the opening frame.  Finland gives it right back in the 2nd as they score 3 unanswered markers for a tied game 3-3 after 2 periods.  Finland takes the first lead of this one in the first minute of the 3rd.  A titanic battle the rest of the way.  A Canada power play with under 6 minutes to go seemed to lean the the advantage to the red and white but the mighty Fins killed off the power play efforts of the Canucks and scored in the diving seconds to win this one 5-3.  Huge win for the Fins as this victory guaranteed them a spot in the Gold medal game.  Canada went 0-2 on the PP and Finland was 1-1.  Canada got goals from Ron Chantaj, Paul Harty and Joel May.  Finland got 2 goals from Steve MacDougall.  Hey isn’t Donald Trumps playmate girlfriend MacDougall?????    2 goals from the ageless Bruce Freeman and single from Tim Randa.  Players of the Game went to Canada’s #1 Frank Rispoli and to Finlands #19 Steve MacDougall.  Canada’s loss has put them in the Kiss your Sister game Championship Night.

Late game between the #4 seed surging Americans and the desperate #5 seed Sweden.  2-1 for the Americans after the 1st period.  All Americans in the 2nd period as they score 3 goals and take a 5-1 lead.  USA get 2 more in the final frame for a dominating win of 7-1.  Penalty free game, yes!!!  Sweden’s lone goal scored by Robin Flumerfelt.  USA got 2 goals from Moe Connell ripping up the scoring in the playoffs and moved from defence to forward now, nice strategic move for the Americans.  Single markers from Dwayne Tygesen, Steve Sparrow, George Letsos, Steve Waters and David Rinaldo.  I think every current and past defensemen except Sal Guerra scored in this one.  Players of the Game went to USA #11 Moe Connell and for the Swedes the very handsome Croatian #3 Harve Mihalic.  A unicorn only a mother can love!!!

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No Tony Thomas for this game so NO Swedish First Aid Kit so a total loss of a night for the Swedes on more than one level, bahabahabahabaha!!!!!!!!!!  The Swedish loss has officially put them out of Championship Night as the 5th seed.

This Friday, April 20, 2018 our final night of playoff round robin games.  Early tilt goes at 7:15pm with Canada playing Poland.  Big game more details below on this one.  The 8:30 pm game is between Finland and Sweden and this one has ZERO meaning for either team as Finland has secured a spot in the Gold medal game and Sweden is done and just playing for PRIDE looking for their 2nd win the entire season.  USA are done for their round robin and finished 2-1-1 and 5 pts and must wait and see the result of the Canada Poland match.  So a Poland loss or tie against Canada will put USA vs FINLAND in for the Gold game and CANADA and POLAND for the Kiss your Sister Bronze game.  Our tie breaker rules are as follows in the playoffs – 1) head to head. 2) GF/GF + GA. 3) least penalty minutes 4) coin toss.  Based on this it will be interesting.  Poland needs to win and here are the specifics by how much.  IF Canada score 0 goals Poland needs 3 or more.  If Canada scores 1 goal Poland needs 5 or more.  A 4-1 Poland win will tie them with USA and then it would go to least penalty minutes.  mmmmm.  If Canada scores 2 goals Poland needs 6 or more.  If Canada scores 3 goals Poland needs 8 or more.  If Canada scores 4 goals then Poland needs 10 or more.  A 9-4 Poland win will again tie them with USA and we go to tie breaker #3.  All this because both teams tied earlier in the playoff round robin.  Lots of info but thats what is up for grabs if the Polocks want to get to the Gold medal game.

OK see you all on the ice boys and a reminder to get your applications filled out and your $50 deposits in this week to secure a spot for next season.  IF you will NOT be returning next season let us know as soon as possible.  Also our Championship Night goes Sunday, April 22 at Port Credit arena and if you will not be playing leave your sweater and socks with your team reps this Friday please.

 

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Week 3 Playoff Round Robin Recap

Sunday night we completed our 3rd round of playoff games.

Early tilt between #1 seed Canada and #4 seed USA.  All red & white in the opening period as Canada jumps out with a 3-1 lead after 1.  All red, white and blue in the 2nd frame as the Americans rip it up and out score the top seed Canadians 5-0 for a 6-3 lead with a period to go.  More USA as they out score Canada 2-1 in the 3rd for a stunning victory for the Americans 8-4. Who saw that coming???  USA went 0-1 on the PP Canada was 0-0.  Canada got 2 goals from Dr. Joel May and singles from Ron Chantaj and Murray Russell.  USA got 2 goals each from Moe Connell, Joe Cosentino and Rob McKean.  Singles from Dwayne Tygesen and Steve Sparrow.  USA #11 Moe Connell, Mr. April, had a 4 point night and was deservedly awarded Player of the Game.  Canada honoured #1 Frank Rispoli for the 2nd week in a row.

Late match between #2 seed Poland and #3 seed the rested Finland squad.  Hard fought battle as both goalies looked sharp in this one.  Finland scored the lone goal in the opening frame.  The 2nd period was crazy at both ends of the pond with neither team able to bulge the twine.  Finland scored with 30 seconds left on the clock to take a 2-0 lead into the final period.  Poland scored early to make it a 1 goal game.  Finland responded a minute later.  Finland then took a 4-1 lead with just under 4 minutes to go.  Poland scored late and pulled their goalie.  An empty netter for Finland gave them their 2nd victory 5-2 and sit on top of the standings.  Both squads went 0-1 on the PP.  Poland got goals from Frank Nweisser and Brian Burke.  Finland got 2 goals from rookie sensation Steve MacDougall and singles from Bruce Freeman, Tommy Marshall and Tim Randa.  Players of the Game was awarded to #1 Art Senkowski from Poland and #4 Tom Marshall for Finland.  Great game!!

This week we get back to our Friday nights at Port Credit arena.  Friday, April 13 (scary) at 7:15 pm Canada will do battle with Finland.  A Finnish win will guarantee them a spot in the Gold medal game.  At 8:30 pm puck drop between USA and Sweden.  Sweden desperately needs a point or 2 to stay alive in the playoffs.  Poland get the week off.

See you all on the ice boys and just a friendly reminder to keep the celebrating of beverages AFTER the game please for everyones safety!!!

Week 2 Playoff Recap

Easter Monday week 2 of our playoffs games in the books.

Early game saw the debut of our regular season champs Canada facing off against the struggling Swedes.  Canada scores 2 unanswered goals in the opening frame.  Sweden battles in this one and makes it a 1 goal game with 3 minutes to go in the 2nd.  Canada scores late in the 2nd taking a 3-1 lead into the final frame.  Tough fought battle up to this point as action at both ends of the pond.  But as most of the Swedes season this year no more gas in their tanks in the final frame as Canada pounds them 4-1 in the final frame for a dominant 7-2 victory to open their playoff round robin.  Sweden got goals from Patrick Sharp and Paul Tavares.  Canada got singles from Tim Martins, Paul Alloway, Enzo Ianno, Ken Coffin, Marcelo Diluzio, Paul Harty and Gary Julius.  Canada went 1-2 on the PP and also scored a short handed goal as well.  Sweden was 0-1.  Player of the Game went to Canada’s goalie Frank Rispoli who truly stood out in the opening 2 periods.  For the Swedes their rookie sensation the Pork Chop Paul Tavares.

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Mrs. Tavares is looking forward to the horns for the extra week as the Swedes get the week off and knowing that the Swedes single Italian stud miester Steve Ferrin had the horns the previous week.  Canada’s ageless wonder Gary Julius with a 4 point night and has taken the lead in playoff scoring race, wtf???????

Late game between the hot hot hot Polocks (that didn’t sound right) and the winless Americans.  2-1 for the Polocks after 1 period.  Americans get the lone goal in the 2nd frame as this one is all tied up after 2.  Poland jumped back on top mid way through the 3rd.  Americans tied it up again at the 7 minute mark.  Senkowski and Ide shut her down the rest of the way and this tilt finished all tied up at 3’s.  No penalties in this match.  Poland got 2 goals from Leo Bride and a single from Brian Burke.  USA got single markers from rookie George Letsos, Sal Guerra and Ron Cormier.  Players of the Game went to Polands #6 Leo Brideau and to the USA both #11 Moe Connell and #1 Gordie Ide.

So Poland sits atop with 3 pts followed by the Fin’s and Canada with 2, USA with 1 and the lowly Swedes with 0.  Did some math and as of today all 5 teams still have a shot at the Gold medal game, even the Swedes so the games continue.  NO GAMES this Friday as the figure skaters have their gala night.  Next round of gamers is scheduled for Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Port Credit arena.  7:15 pm Canada will do battle with their arch nemesis USA.  And at 8:30pm Poland will face off against the rested Fin’s.  Sweden get the week off.

See you all on the ice!!