Week 3. Playoffs Recap

Well 2 beauty playoff games last Friday as the excitement mounts towards our Championship Night.  A goaltenders night that’s for sure.

Early game between #1 seed Sweden and #4 seed Finland.

First Period

1.  FIN, McCormick 1 (Spence) 1:20

Penalties – SWE Mihalic 12:06

Second Period

2.  FIN, McDougall 4 (Spence) 11:08

3.  SWE, Martins 1 (Brideau, Chantaj) 6:18

Penalties – none

Third Period

4.  SWE, Chantaj 1 (B. Freeman) 6:18 Short Handed

Penalties – SWE Tygessen 8:02

Sweden 2.  Finland 2

Power plays – Finland 0-2  Sweden 0-0

Goalies – SWE Fispoli – 0-1-1. FIN McCallum 1-1-1

Beauty game at both ends of the rink.  Players of the Game went to Finlands Rookie of the Year #2 George Letsos.

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And for the Swedes #1 Frank Rispoli.

Late game between #2 seed Canada and #3 seed Poland.  Another beauty!

First Period

1.  CAN, Harty 3 (Julius) 0:30

Penalties – POL Kelly 6:56, CAN Too Many Men 4:51, POL Peacock 2:57

Second Period

2.  POL, Peacock 1 (Barrett, Rukavina) 7:24 Power Play

3.  CAN, Robb 5 (Ianno, Guerra) 6:24

Penalties – POL Too Many Men 12:40, CAN Coffin 7:49

Third Period

4.  POL, Diluzio 1 (Ferrin) 14:14

5.  CAN, Ianno 1 (unassisted) 9:50 Power Play

6.  CAN, Harty 4 (Annan) 5:40

7.  POL, Peacock 2 (Rukavina, Tavares) 2:26

Penalties – POL Atchison 10:45

Canada 4  Poland 3

Power Play CANADA 1-4. POLAND 1-2

Goalies – CAN Senkowski WIN 3-0-0. POL. B. Ide Loss 0-2-0

Players of the Game for Canada #1 Art Senkowski who stood on his head in the first 2 periods.

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And for the Polocks #1 Bobby Ice with a solid effort to keep this one close.

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So with 3 weeks of playoffs in the books and 2 weeks to go here is what we know.  Canada has locked a spot for Gold regardless of what happens in the last 2 weeks.  The remaining teams all still mathematically are alive for both Gold and Bronze and 5th spot.  Finland with 1 game left vs USA sit 2nd with 3 points.  USA with 2 games left have 2 points.  Sweden with 2 games left have 1 point and Poland with 2 games left have 0 points.

This weeks games goes Friday, April 5 at 8:15 pm Sweden plays Poland.  And at 9:30 a huge game as Finland will do battle with USA.  Canada gets the week off.

Don’t forget to fill out your new applications for next season and get your $50 deposit into Sal Guerra to secure a spot for next season.  Please let us know if you will NOT be returning next season.

Cheers and see you all on the ice!!!