Championship Night Recap

Our 32nd season of Port Credit Oldtimers Hockey League came to an end this past Sunday, April 14 with 2 very exciting games.

Early game our infamous Kiss Your Sister Bronze Medal match between the regular season champs Sweden and their arch rivals Finland.

All Swedes in the opening frame scoring 3 unanswered goals.  Finland bounced back in the 2nd scoring twice and Sweden getting one.  Final period was all Swedes as the Finns ran out of gas and Sweden scoring twice for a Bronze medal victory 6-2.

First Period

1.  SWE Tygesen 6 (Brideau, Wright) 3:43

2.  SWE Tygesen 7 (Sparrow) 2:58

3.  SWE P. Freeman 1 (Wright, Sparrow) 1:46

Penalties – SWE B. Freeman 9:26, SWE Tygesen 0:49

Second Period

4.  SWE Wright 1 (B. Freeman) 11:46 Short Handed

5.  FIN Fasulo 1 (Sharp, Rinaldo) 7:42

6.  FIN Messenger 2 (May) 4:44

Penalties – SWE Martins 12:34, SWE Mihalic FIN Rinaldo X2 6:24

Third Period

7.  SWE Tygesen 8 (Martins) 14:18

8.  SWE Brideau 4 (unassisted) 6:13

Penalties – FIN Rinaldo 8:56

Sweden 6. Finland 2

Power Play – Sweden 0-2. Finland  0-4

Goalies – SWE Rispoli WIN 3-1-1. FIN McCallum LOSS 1-3-1

Players of the Game – SWEDEN #11 Dwayne Tygesen. FINLAND #14 John Fasulo

So here is Team Finland

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And our Kiss Your Sister Champions Sweden

Sweden 2019

Our Gold Medal game was up next with #2 seed Canada facing off against the #5 seed USA, could there be an upset?????

Only one goal in the opening frame as USA scored the 1st of the night.  USA out scored the Canucks 2-1 in the 2nd taking a 3-1 lead.  Canada scored early in the 3rd but the Trumpsters got that back quickly for a 4-2 lead.  Canada got the next 2 goals and tied it up with 6 minutes to go.  USA took back their lead at 4:30.  Canada pressed and tied it up again with 2 minutes to go.  Frantic action but both back stops shut all shooters down.  For a 2nd season in a row a 5 minute sudden death overtime to decide out Champions.  Action at both ends and with 90 ticks left on the clock the Cinderella USA scored winning an unlikely Gold medal.  Tough night for the refs as a hand pass was ruled against the Canadians after extensive review the golden goal was good.

First Period

1.  USA Randa 5 (Ide, Chantaj) 3:43

Penalties – none

Second Period

2.  USA Cormier 1 (Ide) 11:11

3.  USA Cummings 2 (Marshall, Flumerfelt) 5:03

4.  CAN Arruda 3 (Ianno) 0:28

Penalties – none

Third Period

5.  CAN Harty 5 (unassisted) 14:14

6.  USA  Flumerfelt 4 (Young, McKean) 14:06

7.  CAN  Arruda 4 (Guerra) 9:34

8.  CAN  Guerra 1 (Arruda, Robb) 6:22

9.  USA  Randa 6 (Cummings, Young) 4:43

10.  CAN. Chamberlain 1 (unassisted) 2:00

Penalties – USA Kostick 0:28

Overtime

11.  USA  McKean 7 (Randa) 1:28

USA 6. Canada 5

Power Play – USA 0-0  Canada 0-1

Goalies – USA G, Ide WIN 4-1-0. CAN Senkowski LOSS 3-2-0

Players of the Game went to Canada’s Alan Robb

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And for the Yanks Tim Randa

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Our Conn Smythe Winner for Playoff MVP goes to USA Rob McKean.  He lead the league in playoff scoring with 12 points, had 3 game winning goals alongside the Gold medal OT winner and here we see the boys mocking the controversial no call hand pass.  Very funny lads.  McKean very 1st Gold medal in our league.  Congrats Robert.

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Some more on ice celebrations as McKean, Kostick, Cormier and Gordie Ide are jubilant on the ice.

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And here are our Silver medal team and gold medal team shots.

Canada 2019

 

USA 2019

 

And lets not forget our 2018-2019 Schhlepp Champions Team Poland!!!!!!!

Poland 2019

A very big thank you to all of our members for another exciting season.  A special thank you to all the Exec and a farewell to Alan Robb, John Annan and Mike Rukavina who will be back on the ice but taking a break from the Exec for next season.  Thanks to Brenda and the Referees as well.

If you have not handed in your sweater and socks please contact John Annan and make arrangements to get him them.  Also if you still need to get your application and $50 deposit in contact Sal Guerra as soon as possible.

Have a safe and happy summer and see you all in the Fall for our 33rd campaign.

Cheers