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Our final week #12 of the regular season is in the books and we can now look forward to the PLAYOFFS! Congratulations to The Wizards (A), The Aussies (B) and the Ball Blasterz (C) for finishing tops in their respective divisions. On this night there was still a lot to be decided in the C division with regards to seeding and matchups for the post season. With only 6 games on the slate, all but one game was decided by 4 goals or less with that lone game ending in a mercy. There were 7 hat tricks recorded with 3 of them coming in the CBB vs BDB opening game. Good luck to all the teams playing next week!
Before we get into last night, we just wanted to recognize some player achievements during the regular season:
-Leading Scorers: WZ Eric Beaulne-24pts (A), CBB Taylor Turcotte-35pts (B), WES Dylan Cundell-28pts (C)
-Top Snipers: WZ Eric Beaulne-13g (A),CBB Taylor Turcotte-24g (B), WES Dylan Cundell-20g (C)
-Top Playmakers: WZ Mike Henter-13a (A), AUS Brock Murray-16a (B), WES Dave Allston-13a (C)
-Top Goals Against Average: WZ Nick Lamb-3.3 (A), AUS Alex Paquette-3.8 (B), BW Russell Latham-3.38 (C)
-Top Save Percentage: WZ Nick Lamb-88.89 (A), AUS Alex Paquette-83.41 (B), BW Russell Latham-86.57 (C)
With regards to last night, the biggest scoring game saw the best performance as BDB Matt Scharf was not only the top scorer on the night with SEVEN points but also the leading goal scorer with FOUR snipes. The top playmakers were CBB Taylor Turcotte and HB Ryan Byrne with FOUR helpers each. Between the pipes, HB James Brown gets the nod as the top netminder allowing only THREE goals on TWENTY-SIX shots.
-Playoffs are currently scheduled for Sunday December 12th and 19th.
-All players require 4 games played to qualify for the playoffs and we go by the website.
-Any playoff goalie spares must be approved by the league in advance as it cannot be an upgrade.
-The higher seed has priority on game time, shirt colour and which end of the gym they want.
A – The first week of the playoffs will see the Semis (CP vs WZ) and (FWG vs SH) with the Finals taking place the second week.
B – The first week of the playoffs will see the top two teams (AUS, WOP) receive a BYE through the Quarters (CYC vs TF) and (BDB vs CBB) with both Semis and Finals to be played on the same day the following week.
C – The first week of the playoffs will see the top seed (BB) get a BYE with Quarters (MSW vs WES), (NID vs BW) and (CA vs HB) taking place with both Semis and Finals to be played on the same day the following week.
-Please ensure all players are following the COVID protocols set out by the City of Ottawa: http://www.htbhl.com/covid.php?day=sun
-All players must have their hockey blades fully taped with WHITE TAPE in order to protect the floors.
-If you are not on the schedule it is because you have a BYE.
Bar Down Bandits vs Clap Bomb Breaks
Finishing strong….Our first game of the night this week was in the B division as we had a great matchup with Bard Down Bandits taking on Clap Bomb Breaks. 30 seconds into the game and CBB went right at it as Taylor Turcotte (1G/4A) finished off a backdoor feed to open the scoring. Seconds later they added another as Kevin Grandmaison (2G/2A) ripped a shot from half by the goalie. BDB quickly replied with two of their own as Jessie Charron (3G) stole it from the D and went five hole. Then Victor Howlett (2G) hammered a shot from the point through traffic by the goalie. CBB took the lead back shortly after when Jeff Levey (2G/1A) had a back door tap in. BDB responded big time with 3 straight goals in a 3 minute span to put them up by 2 goals. That was it for the period as BDB held a 5-3 lead going into the second while trailing in shots 16-12. BDB continued where they left off scoring 2 more goals early in the period as Matt Scharf (4G/3A) scored both just over a minute apart as they put a big lead on the scoreboard. CBB weren’t going away with Kyle Agar (3G/1A) coming right back and scoring a pair of his own just over a minute apart. The back half of the period saw the goals come fast and furious. BDB would go on to score 4 more goals and CBB would add 3 more themselves but CBB just weren’t able to close the gap enough as they fell short by a score of 11-8.
BDB – Alex Cousineau – 35 shots
CBB – Jeff Moreau – 26 shots
Westboro Gamblers vs Honey Badgers
Surprise Score….Next up we headed over to the C division as we had Westboro Gamblers and Honey Badgers faceoff in a game that had playoff standing implications. HB came to play in this one as they stormed out the gates with Andy Bonden (2G/1A) leading the charge scoring 4 minutes in with a shot from the side wall. Bernie Car (3G/1A) followed that up with a blast from half to make it 2 in a row. They kept it going as they were relentless in the period with Ryan Byrne (2G/4A) scoring a pair of goals 5 minutes apart and Curtis Stacey (2G/1A) sniped one as well with a laser beam from the high slot. HB added 2 more goals before WES were able to get one back when Dylan Cundell banged in a rebound. HB scored another late in the period as they were up large 8-1 at half. The pace seemed to slow in the second period which was no surprise given the score. HB started the scoring again when Stacey scored 4 minutes into the period with a quick snap top shelf. WES would get two more goals earlier than they did in the first with Brian Babb scoring from the point and Annalisa Mazzarello (1G/2A) on a rebound in front. Unfortunately this just wasn’t their night as HB got a pair of goals right back to keep the big lead in place. HB put this game to bed in the final two minutes as they scored a couple more and with 47 seconds on the clock the game finished slightly early with a mercy win for HB by a score of 13-3.
HB – James Brown – 26 shots
WES – Dom Giroux – 33 shots
Care vs TBD (Morning Sherwood)
Only matters for one….Next up we had a game in the C division as Care were taking on a fill in team to give them a game and Morning Sherwood stepped in. 3 minutes in and MSW would score as a quick shot from the point somehow went in. CA responded with just under 10 minutes left in the period as they were on the power play when Shazan Muhammedi (2G/1A) banged in a rebound in front. MSW went on to score 2 more before the period was over and at the end of the period we saw an ejection as CA seemed to be losing their cool. As time wound down from all the confusion MSW took a 3-1 lead into the second period as CA needed to settle down and get back to their game. Get back to their game they did as they took over in the second period. Mark Christopher made it a 1 goal game with a one timer shot just a minute into the period. A few minutes later we were tied when Muhammedi scored number 2 with a rebound in front. CA continued to pour it on as Tarik Elshafei (1G/1A) was left alone in front of the net and he one timed it five hole for the lead. MSW just unraveled at that point as CA continued to play with pressure. It would lead to a couple more goals for CA and none for MSW as they were blanked in the second half and ended up losing by a score of 6-3.
CA – Hasi Eldib – 25 shots
Norweigian Ice Dragons vs Blackwater
Count on JJ….Play continued in the C division as we had Blackwater looking to move up atop the standings taking on Norwegian Ice Dragons who were hoping to clog the middle standings with a win. 5 minutes into the game and BW went up by 1 when JJ Bedard (3G) redirected a point shot over the goalie and in. A minute later they added another as Mat Trepanier (1G/1A) found a home with a rebound in front. The first period didn’t see a lot of action as those were the only goals scored with BW taking a 2-0 lead into the break while leading in shots 11-9. After 4 more bodies showed trickled in for NID it paid off early in the second as newcomer Mark Roth banged in a rebound in front to make it a 1 goal game. Goals were scarce once again and we didn’t get another until the final 5 minutes when BW got the 2 goal cushion back as Bedard scored number 2 with a hard shot right off a faceoff draw in the zone. Bedard put the game away with 2 minutes to go as he did once again after another faceoff win and blasting it from the point top corner. With 2 minutes to go Bedard netted his hat trick for good measure as that put them up by three and with it sealed the fate of NID as BW won by a score of 4-1.
BW – Theo Devries – 24 shots
NID – Chris Tribuani – 24 shots
Scared Hitless vs The Wizards
Statement Game….Our only A game of the night had no playoff standing ramifications as this one was just for pride with The Wizards taking on Scared Hitless. After 2 minutes of play SH went up by one when Jon Von Teichman ran from behind his own net and sniped it while in motion. Less than 2 minutes later WZ tied it up when Anthony Rea had all day to work with to pick his spot finding a home far side. SH bounced back with Steve Bulgin burying a back door feed. Shortly after Trevor Helliker made it 2 in a row as he stole the ball at half and wristed it in all in one motion. With just under 4 minutes to go WZ went to work turning it on. Eric Beaulne (3G) one timed a pass from the slot by the keeper, then Mike Henter (1G/2A) had his shot just squeak in through the goalies arms. Before the period was over WZ took the lead with Derek Felteau (2G/1A) scoring with 20 seconds left. That was it for the period as WZ stormed back to take a 4-3 lead to break. SH seemed to lose a step in the second as the short bench was taking its toll. WZ took full advantage as we got our next goal with 6 minutes left in the game when Felteau went top shelf from the slot. Less than a minute later Beaulne score his second as he had time to shoot from the top of the slot making no mistake. Beaulne would add one more for the hat trick and that would be it as WZ win their final game of the year by a score of 7-3.
WZ – Nick Lamb – 24 shots
SH – Austin Delaney – 33 shots
Morning Sherwood vs Ball Blasterz
Game of the night….Our final game of the night finished in the C division as we had Morning Sherwood playing their second of the night taking on Ball Blasterz who were looking to clinch first with a Westboro loss. Less than 5 minutes into the game and BB went up when Devlin Brunet (2G/1A) found the back of the net while the goalie was down and out on the play. MSW responded 30 seconds later when Dominik Lefebvre found a hole as his shot went through traffic. With 9 minutes left in the period MSW took the lead when Eric Carron (1G/1A) finished off a tic tac toe play. A couple minutes after that we were tied once more as Brunet buried a back door feed. BB then took their first lead of the game with Pat Juneau sniped it from the high slot. It was short lived as Francis Lalande one timed a feed from the top of the crease to even the game. That was it for the period as we had the score at 3-3 with shots 19-9 in favor of MSW. A few minutes into the period MSW retook their lead when Xavier Quirion (1G/1A) took a long pass and sniped while on the run. 5 minutes after that we were tied once more with Aaron Dover going five hole from a shot in the offensive zone. BB were looking for the win in this one scoring with just over 2 minutes to play as Wade Shields (1G/1A) ripped a shot from his own end by the goalie. That would prove to be the winner as it held up the rest of the way. BB go home happy with the 5-4 win.
BB – Gaelen Mcnaughton – 28 shots
MSW – Alex Diapalo – 29 shots