Mike Rukavina

Our 2019-2020 Individual Award Winners!!!

We are proud to announce our 2019-2020 regular season individual award winners!  A couple of things before you go on.  Had to do a lot of photo cropping as we used individual shots from a few years ago.  The only one I did not crop was Dan who was on USA back then and is again this year.  The rest of the boys had to be cropped.  Congrats to each and everyone of this years winners and stay safe lads.  Boys just click onto each image for a better visual and read.

 

Also a very Happy Easter Holiday to each of our members and their families especially during these crazy days!

19. 20 Art Ross

19.20 Vezina

19.20 Hart

19.20 Norris

19.20 Calder

19.20 Selke

A little humour in all this madness

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PCOHL Playoff Update

Boys

Friendly reminder we continue to be on shutdown until further notice.  No games minimally until after April 5, 2020.

This seasons year end gift is a special one.  We secured 75 of these at a crazy cost but only felt it would be fitting.  And the number 60 is perfect too.

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Now you can add THC to your toilet paper as well.

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Our very own Joe Peacock has volunteered to store all of these gifts at his home.  Due to social distancing please go to Joe’s house, stop on the sidewalk and yell out his name until Joe comes to the door and he will throw one to you.  As an added bonus have your special someone come with you as Joe will be shirtless with his Viking horns in full display.

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Ah yes the PCOHL not only takes care of its member but also their spouses as well.

Stay safe everyone.

Week 1 Playoff Recap

Last night we played our first playoff games and just got them in as at midnight our arena will close down for a 3 week window.

Early game between #2 USA and #5 Poland.  USA with a full squad of 15 skaters and a goalie.  Poland dressed only 8 skaters and a goalie.  A fiesty Polish squad kept things tight in the opening frame tieing the Americans 2-2.  All USA in the 2nd as they out score the Poles 5-1 for a 7-3 lead after 2 periods.  Poland did not close up shop even with only 3 spares and out played the Americans in the final frame scoring 3-1 edge but not quite enough as USA wins their opener 8-6.  Poland went 1-1 on the PP and USA was 0-0.  Poland got 2 goals from both Agostino Falcone and Joe Cosentino and singles from Frank Arruda and Jimmy Maguire.  USA got a hat trick from Mr. Playoffs Steve Ferrin, add an assist and a penalty and he had a Gordie Howe night.  2 goals from Marcelo Di Luzio and singles from Dan Barrett, Dr. Joel May and sophomore Johnny Fasulo who also had 3 helpers for a 4 point night.  Players of the Game was awarded to Polands Agostino Falcone (a perfect adult entertaining name) and for the yanks who take NO RESPONSIBILITY for anything Steve ‘the Italian stallion’ Ferrin, keep your moms away from him.

Late game between #3 Canada and #4 Finland.  All Finland in the first as they score 2 unanswered goals.  Second period saw both squads score once with Finland on top 3-1 after 2.  Finland made it 4-1 in the first 30 ticks of the 3rd.  Canada roar back with 2 goals in the next 5 minutes making it a 4-3 game with more than 8 minutes to go but they could not solve Gordie Ice wearing his lucky white Italian tee shirt underneath.  Finland with a minor upset victory 4-3.  Great game.  Finland went 1-3 on the PP and Canada was 1-2.  Canada got 2 goals from the very hot Patty Sharp and a single from Robert McKean.  Finland got 2 goals from Tim Martins who was asking for Rukavina on the ice after both goals?????  Singles from Dwayne Tygesen and Jay Cummings.  Players of the Game went to Finlands Gordon Ide and for the Canucks the ageless Gary Julius.  Did he play????

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No idea why the Canucks did not make this handsome devil and celebrity their POG???

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A real estate agent and a lawyer walked into a bar………………bahahahahahahabahhha.  So here is a bit of the transcripts we obtained from the CBC from his recent interview.

CBC: “so you only have visited Brenda once in the last 2 years, is that true?????”

Robin:  “yes I changed my ways after a long rehab stint and you know Brenda is truly an amazing person and I spent so much time with her my first 3 years in the league, we complete each other sentences.

CBC: “is there someone new now????”

Robin:  “yes, I am dedicated to my lineman Patrick Sharp I feel responsible for his titanic rise to the top of the league in scoring, we meet 3 times weekly and practice together blind folded sometimes.  Our bodies and minds are united, we are thinking of representing Canada in the 2 man synchronized swimming competition at the Croatian Games next year”

CBC:  “Wow there really is a sparkle in your eyes as you speak about Mr. Sharp”

Robin:  “its just a crazy thing but it works so well for both of us, he makes me a better man”

More on this story will be shared in the upcoming weeks as I become bored with watching Netflix and finishing multiple Honey To Do lists.

 

So we are now all on the social distancing program for a 3 week window.  All games are now cancelled until further notice.  Our goal is to still finish our season and we have a few options that the City will support us on BUT if the shut down is extended past April 5 we may cancel the season and start it all over again in the Fall and the RUKAVINA CURSE will continue.

So please stay safe and check regularly with our website for any updates in the following weeks.

PCOHL Playoff Update

Boys
Here is the latest news.  Port Credit arena will be closed as of Saturday, March 14 until Sunday, April 5.  The games tonight at 9:15 and 10:30 are still good to go.  The games scheduled during the 3 week shut down are now cancelled.  We are hopeful that if the arena opens again after April 5 we can reschedule the cancelled games and complete our season.  We are also looking at possibly doing a 2 day tournament after April 5 to finish our season unless this current environment changes more negatively we will adjust accordingly.
So tonights games are still on and further updates will be sent out as soon as we know.
Please continue to take our precautions we sent out yesterday for tonights games.  And if you cannot make it tonight let your team reps know.
Cheers
PCOHL EXEC

COVID-19 virus update.

Boys,

We are in contact with the City of Mississauga and as of today it is business as usual and we will continue to play our playoff games until further notice.  There is some common sense items we would like all members to abide by over the next month of our playoff games.

Obviously, the most important thing is to stay home if you’re feeling any flu like symptoms at all.

Bring your own water bottle for the bench and label it and only use your own water bottle.  Also refrain from using anyone else’s hand towel.

Leave your hockey gloves on for any hand shakes during and after all games.

And wash your hands before and after the games.

The Exec thank you all in advance for all your support during the next month of our playoff games.

Cheers

PCOHL EXEC

Week 25 and end of our 20 game pre-season shedule

Ok last week a couple of big games ended our 33rd regular season games.  Early game a big one for Canada facing off with Poland.  Canada needed a win to hurdle Finland in the standings for the 3rd seed.  A late goal for Canada with 13 seconds left on the ticker in the 1st period gave Canada a 3-1 lead.  Canada out scores Poland 3-2 in the 2nd period for a 6-3 lead after 2.  And more of the red and white in the final frame as they out score Poland 3-1 for a big win of 9-4.  That was Canada’s 3rd win in 4 games and may have got hot at the right time.  Canada went 1-4 on the PP and Poland 0-2.  Poland got 2 goals from their leader Alan Robb and singles for Frank Arruda and Gerry Boudens.  Canada got 4 goals from Rob McKean, 2 goals from Robin Flumerfelt and singles from Patty Sharp, Robin Chantaj and George ‘don’t drop the soap’ Letsos.  Fiesty affair to end their seasons.  Players of the Game went to Polands Alan Robb and Canada’s rookie David Skingley with 5 assists in this one.  Only a face a mother can love.

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Patty Sharp, league leader in scoring had 2 points in this one giving him a 3 point led on USA Di Luzio and a 4 point lead on Swedens Brideau.  And these 2 schlepps were warming up on the ice for the late tilt.  Things that make you go mmmmmmmm.

Late game a huge affair as Sweden faces off against USA to end our 33rd season.  Winner of this one gets the top seed for the playoffs and loser gets the 2nd seed.  Also USA ageless backstop Bobby Ide leads the goals against average by 2 less goals vs Swedens Scottie McCallum for the Vezina.  All Swedes out of the gate as they looked sharp versus the rested Americans who went fishing in Florida for their week off.  4-1 Sweden after 1.  More Sweden dominance in the 2nd as they out score the USA 3-0 for a huge 7-1 lead.  Americans found their feet in the final frame scoring 3 unanswered but not enough left on the clock as Sweden wins this tilt 7-4.  USA went 1-3 on the PP and Sweden was 0-2.  USA got all singles from Marcelo Di Luzio, Dr. Joel May, rookie Johnny Ridge and Steve Atchison.  Sweden got 2 goals from Mike Rukavina and Eric Fletcher and singles from Leo Brideau, Joe Peacock, and the game winner from Tony Thomas coming back from the IR after a long absence.  Players of the Game went to USA sophomore Peter Freeman and for the Swedes their goalie Scottie McCallum who ends up passing Bobby Ide for the Vezina trophy by one less goal.  Please note the attached picture may offend some and please make sure children are not in view of the screen as you scroll down.  Fair warning ahhhhhhhhhhhhh????????????

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So with Patty Sharp watching in the stands how did his 2 trailing league leading scorers do.  USA Di Luzio finished with 2 points and 39 for the season, one down one to go.  Swedens Leo Brideau finished with 4 points and 40 for the season. And how great is that, good friends, old teammates finished tied with 40 points each and will share the Art Ross trophy.

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Congrats to Scott McCallum winning the Vezina and these 2 bums winning the scoring title.  And now onto the Team stuff, Sweden is our regular season (Pre Season) Champions and will be our #1 seed for the playoffs.  USA will be our #2 seed.  Canada our #3 seed, Finland #4 seed and Poland our #5 seed.  Note last year and many others the #1 seed does not win the Championship and #5 seed won last year, go Poland go!!!!  Sweden finishes 2nd in goals scored 96 and first in goals against.  Swedens special teams were not good with a 5th place PP and 4th place penalty kill.  Even strength the best in the league.  USA lead the league with the most wins 12 and 3rd best in goals scored with 94.  They were 3rd in both PP and PK and lead the league in both penalty minutes by almost double with 92 but also lead the league with 5 short handed goals scored, Flyers from the 70’s.  USA also led the league in attendance with 86%.  Canada may be our hottest team in February and March and lead the league in scoring with 107 goals.  They finished 2nd in both PP and PK.  Finland  finished 4th with 7 wins and 4 ties and also have won their last 3 games in a row and may be ready for the playoffs as well.  Finland was tops in the league with a 33% PP and a 93% PK allowing only one PP goal against in 14 tries.  Poland finished 5th with 4 wins and 4 ties.  Lead the league in least penalty minutes with 38.  4th best PP and 5th PK.  Poland also had the lowest attendance in the league at 71% requiring many fill ins through out the season.

More on the individual side.  Patty Sharp not only finished tied with Brideau in scoring with 40 he won this seasons Rocket Richard trophy with most goals scored with 27.  Patty how does #1 pick overall next year sound on you?????? No Pressure bud.   Brideau led the league with helpers with 25 usually won by Dan Barrett.  Rookie USA Johnny Ridge wins the Johnny Sparrow trophy with most time spent with Brenda with 20 minutes, what’s going on there???  Finlands Tim Freeman wins the rookie scoring race with 21 points followed by Canada’s Dave Skingley with 15 who was injured for half the season.  USA Marcello Di Luzio scored the most game winners with 5 followed by Patty Sharp and Joe Peacock.  Dan Barrett edged out Jay Cummings for highest scoring blue liners with 25 and 22.

So that’s it for our 33rd season in the books and we will update career stats in the next few weeks.  Our playoff schedule is set and confirmed.  Please note many different time changes and day changes BUT all games will be at Port Credit arena.  Next week Friday, March 13 we will open our playoffs with #2 vs #5. USA vs Poland at 9:15 pm.  USA dominated their match ups with 4 wins and 1 tie.  Late game at 10:30 will be a doozy as #3 vs #4 will feature Canada and Finland.  Canada holds an edge with 3 wins 1 loss and 1 tie during the season but note the last time they met Finland won 5-3.  Sweden gets the 1st week off.

Also friendly reminder to fill out your 2020/2021 season applications and get your $50 deposit to Sal Guerra or Gary Julius in the next few weeks.  Deadline for final apps for next season is our Championship Night April 17.  If you know you will NOT be returning please let us know as soon as possible so we can best prepare for next season on new and returning players.

See you all on the ice and good luck to all teams who sit in a 5 way tie for 1st as of today.

Next Seasons Application Form

Have updated the new application form for next season, our 34th, 2020-2021.

Please print out and complete with your $50 deposit cheque to confirm your spot for next season.  Sal Guerra and Gary Julius will be collecting through out the playoffs.  Applications and deposits are due no later than our Championship Night April 17, 2020.

You can find it under the About section on our website.

Also if you can let us know as soon as possible if you will NOT be returning next season so we can best plan on how many new members will be needed.

Thanking you all in advance for your support.

Cheers PCOHL EXEC

Week 24 Recap

Week 24 and our 2nd to last set of games for this regular season.

Early match between Sweden and Canada.  Strong opening frame on both sides of the pond as both teams score twice after one period.  Canada took over this tilt the rest of the way as they score 2 unanswered in the 2nd frame and 3 unanswered in the 3rd period for a very convincing 7-2 win.  Sweden went 0-1 on the PP and Canada was 0-0.  Sweden got goals Leo Brideau and David ‘Shampoo’ Dupal.  Canada got 2 goals from both league leader Patrick Sharp and Neil Kelly and singles from Pat McCormick, Robert McKean and the very handsome George Letsos.  Players fo the Game went to Canada’s Neil Kelly and for Sweden Brian Burke.  Note he was not on the ice but was on the bench and he brought beverages, class act!!!!!!

Late game between Finland and Poland.  Finland needed 3 replacement players for this one as they had 7 skaters all with the virus????????   Patty Sharp, Brice Lewis and big brother Peter Freeman skating with younger bro Tim for this one were their call ups.  1-1 after the opening frame.  Finland scored 2 unanswered in the 2nd for a 3-1 lead.  All Finland in the final frame as they score 3 times for a final 6-1 victory.  Finland went 1-1 on the PP and Poland was 0-0.  Poland lone goal off the wood of Alan Robb.  Finland got 2 goals from fill in Peter Freeman.  Singles for a lot of Tim’s.  Tim Randa, Tim Martins, Tim Freeman and Tim Tygesen, oops sorry that would be Dwayne, got carried away with my Tims.  Players of the Game goes to Polands Alan Robb and for Finland Gordie Ide.

With the Poland loss they are the only team to secure their playoff seeding and know their schedule.  Poland will be the 5th seed.  This week Friday, March 6, 2020 the early game at 9:15 will be Canada vs Poland.  If Canada wins they will be the #3 seed, Finland #4 and Poland #5.  If Poland wins or ties this tilt then Finland will get the #3 seed, Canada #4 seed and Poland #5 seed.  Late game is at 10:30 and it is a doozy as Sweden will face off against the rested USA team.  A USA tie or win will give them the #1 seed and Sweden the #2 seed.  A Sweden win will give them the #1 seed and USA #2 seed.  So lots up for grabs this week.  The Finland squad gets the week off but will be following the live streaming of the Canada vs Poland game to see where they will finish off.

Also up for grabs this last week of games is the league scoring race and the battle for the Art Ross trophy.  Canada’s Patrick Sharp is on top with 38 points, USA Marcelo Di Luzio in 2nd with 37 and Swedens Leo Brideau in 3rd with 36 points.  Should be a fun finish.  Also up for grabs is the fight for the Vezina trophy for best goalie (and defensemen and or back checking forwards haha) USA Bobby Ide sits on top with a 3.68 average followed by Swedens Scott McCallum with a 3.79 average.  Sweden has allowed 2 more goals against vs USA after 19 games played.

Also another bit of useless trivia for all of you.  Our average age in our league is just slightly over 57 years old.  We have 8 boys in their 40’s, our youngest member is Tim Freeman from Finland at 45.  We have 34 members in their 50’s and 27 in their 60’s.  Our 2 oldest members are in their 70’s.  Bruce Freeman is 73 and Gary Julius is 70.  Mark Plewes is next at 69, then Bobby Ide at 67 and Billy Dawe at 66.  4 of our 50’s boys will turn 60 later in the year after our championship night, Joel May, Mike Rukavina, Rob McKean and Robert Morettin.

OK that’s it for now see you all on the ice!!!

Week 23 Recap

Last nights games recap.

Early tilt between USA and Poland.  All Trumpsters in the 1st period as they score 3 unanswered goals.  Poland dominated the 2nd period 3-1 as USA now led 4-3 after 2 periods.  Final period was all Amerika scoring 3 times for a final win of 7-3.  Poland went 0-2 on the PP USA was 0-0.  Poland got goals from Brent Byer, Joe Cosentino and Frank Nweisser.  USA got 2 goals from both Marcelo Di Luzio and John Annan and singles from Peter Freeman, Joel May and Dan Barrett.  With the win USA is now tied up top with the idle Swedes.  Players fo the Game went to Polands Frank Nweisser and for USA Marcelo Di Luzio.

Late game between Finland and Canada.  Canada out duels Finland 2-1 after the 1st period.  All light blue in the 2nd as Finland scores 3 times for a 4-2 lead after 2.  3rd period saw both teams score once for a final Finland victory of 5-3.  Both squads went 0-1 on their PP’s.  Canada got 2 goals from Robin Flumerfelt and rookie sensation Dave Skingley back from the IR.  Finland got 3 goals from Ron Cormier and singles from Tim Freeman and Dwayne Tygesen.  Players of the Game went to Finlands Ron Cormier and to Canada’s Robin Flumerfelt.

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2 more weeks of regular season games and no playoff spots have been confirmed.  This weeks games on Friday, February 28 are as follows 9:15 Sweden vs Canada and at 10:30 Finland vs Poland.  USA get the week off.

See you all on the ice!!