Championship Night Recap

Boys,

Last week was our 30th Championship Night.

The early game was our famous ‘Kiss your Sister’ Bronze Medal Match between the 3rd seed Swedes and the 4th seed Americanos!

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All yellow and blue in the opening period as the Swedes jump out on top 3-1 after 1.  The nordic boys continue their strong play in the 2nd frame out scoring the USA 2-1 for a 5-2 lead.  No quit in the Americans as they score twice in the first 7 minutes to make this a 1 goal game.  Goalies Senkowski and Ide took over the final 8 minutes of this epic tilt and shut out all shooters.  Final Score Sweden 5 USA 4.  Swedes win the Bronze ‘Kiss your Sister” game.

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USA finish the year 4th and finish the playoffs 4th.

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Goals for the Swedes 2 from the wood of Patrick Sharp and singles from Joe Peacock, Mike Rukavina and David Rinaldo with the game winner.  For the Americans Rob leenaars, Jim Maguire, George Karabinis and Rob McKean.  Sweden went 0-1 on the PP USA was 0-0.  Players of the Game went to USA Greek Freak George Karabinis.

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And for the Swedes young Patrick Sharp.

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Awww and his wife and the cutest baby girl were there to cheer Dady on.

The Oldtimer Stanley Cup was next.  As the almost perfect Finland season, only one miscue vs the Americans, looked to cap off their record breaking season with Gold.  But in front of them was the Sand Bagging Canadians.  The Canuckleheads finished dead last after the regular season but got hot in the playoffs and were looking to shock the world in the final game of our 30th season.  The opening frame was tense and only one goal scored for the Finns.  The 2nd period Finland flexed their mighty muscle and took it to the Canadians scoring 3 unanswered goals.  2 of which were short handed too and that just took the wind out of the red and white.  Finland made it 5-0 early in the 3rd.  Canada got on board with 2 quick goals with 5 minutes gone but Finland scored again making it 6-2 game.  Both teams got 1 more goal each and Finland wins the Gold with a solid 7-3 effort.

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Canada wins the Silver medal.

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Some unnecessary commotion at the end was not good to see.  Finland went 0-2 on the PP but scored 2 short handed goals.  Canada was 0-1.  Canada got goals from Tom Marshall, Denis Desrosiers and Leo Brideau.  Finland got 2 goals each from Joel May and Marcelo Diluzio and singles from Joe Cosentino, Brian Spence and Murray Barrett.  Players of the Game went to Finlands Joel May and to Canada’s Bobby Ide.

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Our final individual award was a unanimous choice as Finlands Dr. Joel May wins the Conn Smythe Award for Playoff MVP.  Congrats Mr. May.  Well deserved as I saw the short handed goal he scored and it was a beauty!!!!

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So our 30th season is in the books.  Awesome year boys.  Record breaking low penalty minutes and lots of fun on and off the ice.  Hope you enjoyed it well.  Please reach out to us a soon as you can if you did not get us your 2017-2018 apps and deposits and if you are not returning please let us know asap.  All sweater and socks also need to be returned so we can wash and get ready for next season.

Want to send out a special thank you to John Annan for doing the hockey cards for us and I will be posting all the cards on our website shortly for everyone to enjoy, stay tuned.  Want to thank our 3 public team sponsors, Rabba Foods, Chinook Paddles and Gary Julius.  And our 2 not wanting public recognition members who also sponsored teams.  Thank you so much.  Mark Please for his usual great support in selling tickets and Super Bowl squares.  To the Team Reps for being supportive of the league and their teammates.  To all of the Exec for your continued support.  And finally to all of the members of our very special league, cheers.

Have a safe and happy summer and see you all on the ice in the Fall for our 31st season of Port Credit Oldtimers Hockey League.