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NO GAMES SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17TH DUE TO FAMILY DAY LONG WEEKEND

Week #5 in the books as we head into a week off for everyone to enjoy time with their families.  On this day, 12 out of the 15 games were decided by 3 goals or less including 2 overtime shootouts and a mercy.  There were 9 hat tricks recorded with both PSS Kurt McConnell (5G/1A) and OR Pat Portelance (5G/1A) leading the way as co-offensive players of the week.  Between the pipes, PF Kevin Chartier (8G/47shots) received the nod as the top goaltender in a real offensive shootout to say the least.  The Wizards (A), 2 Sticks 1 Puck (B) and Goblins (D) remain undefeated while we now have 3 teams tied for top spot in the C between Redline, Ball Breakers and Eastside Snipers.

SCHEDULE:

-The full regular season schedule is now posted.

-If you are not on the schedule it is because you have a BYE.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

-Due to construction we are down to one change room but please use it as we cannot have players changing in the hallway with kids around.

-Do not enter or leave the change room through the scorekeepers area, there is an exit door so please use it and walk around as we have no room.

-Players that have kids in attendance please make sure that they are being watched in a safe area as the spectator area can be dangerous when players come crashing that way.

-All sticks blades must be covered with white hockey tape to protect the floors.

-Every team must have backup team shirts (WHITE or BLACK) in case team shirts are too close in colour.

-Bags cannot be left in the scorekeeper area as we are not responsible for them and items have gone missing the first two weeks.  There is space near both benches for bags to go.

-No wet shoes or boots in the gymnasium.

-Absolutely no playing hockey anywhere but the gymnasium.

-If you are going to drink please go off the property.

Now on to the recaps:

The Wizards vs. Ottawa Sod Guys

First game of the day and OH BOY what a wicked match up with the king of the hill in WZ taking on a very strong experienced team in OSG who just might have what it takes to knock WZ off the Top Of The Mountain. This was a fast paced awesome game and first to light the lamp would be WZ “Captain Canada” aka James Brown with a juicy rebound followed by “Big Buf” aka Eric Beaulne making it 2-0. A few minutes later “Jonathan Drouin” aka Liam McCloskey snaps one shelf making it 2-1 game. Both sides would exchange goals one more time making this a 3-2 game as we head into the break. The 2nd period saw the tempo and physical play pick up but it was clean and both sides really wanted this one. The goalies would be the ones who stole the show as they made it almost impossible for anyone to light the lamp again and the battle between the pipes was on. We wouldn’t see our next goal until 5min to go in the game when the one and only “Total Package” aka Dave McCloskey rips one from up top making it 3-3 and we are heading into OT. We only needed the first round to find our winner and it comes from “Johnny Goudreau” aka Claude Blondeau going Bar Down Blocker side giving his boys a 4-3OTW for WZ.

WZ – Nick Lamb – 43 shots

OSG – Mitch Tennian – 42 shots

 

Eastside Sabres Snipers vs. Puck With Us

This was a barnburner with a total of 16 goals being scored. PWU would light the lamp with a triple of goals thanks to “Captain Canada” aka Brandon McGrath who had a MONSTER of a game sniping two straight followed by “Joe Sakic” aka Andrew Leroux with the juicy rebound in front making it 3-0. ESS would come right back with two straight goals of their own from the one and only “Patrick Kane” aka Jonathan Lachance followed by “Jari Kurri” aka Derek Kelly sniping one making it 3-2 and that’s how we head into the break. The 2nd period saw things get ramped up with a boat load of goals from ESS “Spiderman” aka Corey Bourdeau with a sweet redirect in front and that made up for his earlier missed OPEN NET and now 3-3. Up next was PWU “Oh No I Forgot My Gloves” aka Greg Nichols from his office. ESS would storm back with two quick ones from “The Basement Dweller” aka “I’m Living At Home FOREVER MOM” aka Nick Lacroix with a beauty followed by “Mitch Marner” aka Jace Ratcliffe making it 5-4 now. PWU would even it up yet again as “Shea Weber” aka Chris Ward unloads one from up top making it 5-5. Both teams would exchange goals one more time and with time running out its now 6-6. When it rains it pours and ESS would light it up with another deuce of goals making it 8-6 forcing PWU to call a timeout and it would hopefully pay off. Well they would get one back fast as Ward buries one making it 8-7. Let’s move to the final seconds literally when McGrath finds the back of the net making it 8-8 and we are heading into OT Boys. We only needed the 1st round to find our winner and it comes from “The Human Highlight Reel” aka Jonathan Lachance with a MILLION Moves before sniping a beauty and BOOM it’s ESS 9-8 OTW.

ESS – Kyle Conlin – 40 shots

PWU – Alex Paquette – 38 shots

 

Plus Size Snipers vs. Eastside Sabres Jagrbombs

This was a one sided affair and when that happens I really don’t like to rub it in so this will be short and hopefully sweet as I am rewriting the first three write ups from scratch as I have a dinosaur of a computer. PSS would light the lamp with 4 yes I said 4 straight goals in the first period mostly thanks to the one and only “Human Highlight Reel” aka Kurt McConnell who had a MONSTER of a game along with “Captain Canada” aka Shawn Chaine and “The Workhorse” aka Nick Kwan with a laser of a shot making it 4-0 as we head into the break. Well for one team the 2nd half was amazing and for the other it was one to forget. PSS would continue to onslaught thanks to McConnell who had a Beauty of a wraparound and before you could blink its now 7-0 and this guy is looking at trying to complete the double Hat Trick. Well its now 9-0 and just one question to ask but I am not saying anything but the boys beside sure are chirping him and it pays off as ESJB pot a total fluke and now 9-1. A buck later the mercy is complete and it’s all done with PSS taking it 11-1 Final.

PSS – Scott M Gordon – 15 shots

ESJB – Martin Chenier – 33 shots  

 

Goblins vs. Orleans Snowbirds

This was a hard fought low scoring affair with goalies shutting the door and nobody was giving an inch out there. First to light the lamp would be the one and only “Workhorse” aka Dan Macphail making it 1-0 on a shorty of a goal and now 1-0 and we would head into the break like that. The 2nd period saw things pick up a bit more but still goals were hard to come by. Finally with 11min to go OSB would light the lamp when “Elias Lindholm” aka Mathieu Tremblay buries a beauty making it 1-1 now. A few minutes later OSB pots the go ahead goal this time by “John Tavares” aka Vincent Glavina making it 2-1 and looking good. Well before you could blink GB even it up as Macphail ties it up making it 2-2 now.  Well he would complete the Hat Trick and put his boys up yet again with a HUGE 3-2 advantage and with time running out OSB pull their goalie but they can’t bury the equalizer and GB hold on and take this one 3-2 the final.

GB – Jeff Moreau – 22 shots

OSB – Martin Tremblay – 27 shots

 

Healthy Scratches vs. Jailbreak Goblins

This was another close hard fought game with either team having the skill set to walk away with the Win. HS would open the scoring right off the draw as “The Big G” aka JF Mongeon rips one shelf followed by “G” yet again and this guy is on FIRE boys putting his guys up 2-0 fast. A few minutes later “The Veteran” aka Ken Crandall rips a LASER shelf making it 2-1. HS come right back as “Ovechkin” aka Chris Brodkin rips one making it 3-1. Well it was a bit like a ping pong match as JG come right back with another one this time by “Steven Stamkos” aka Jace Ratcliffe making it 3-2. HOLY SMOKES with the buzzer about to go “The Ringer” aka Jeff Potts snipes one making it 4-2 as we head into the break. The 2nd period saw the speed pick up as both sides started to ramp the speed up and goals were still hard to come by, as the goalies were rock solid in this one. Well with ten minutes to go JG would get within a goal as “David Pastrnak” aka Denis Perron rips a beauty making it 4-3 and anyone’s game now. JG would pull their goalie but it backfires and this one ends with a big HS 5-3 Win.

HS – Jean-Francois Paquette – 26 shots

JG – Jeff Moreau – 35 shots

 

Blue Belugas vs. Ball Breakers

This was anyone’s game as both teams have some high level weapons up front and it’s going to come down to a couple of plays here or there in my humble opinion. BUB would light the lamp with back to back to back beauties from “Captain Canada” aka Jason Perrigo ripping one from up top followed by “Evgeni Malkin” aka Dave Allston undressing the Goalie and finally the one and only “Human Highlight Reel” aka “Nathan MacKinnon” aka Bruce Chillcott sniping one roof and up 3-0 now. Well let’s jump ahead to the final ten minutes when BB storm back with three of their own from guys like “Steven Stamkos” aka Denis Perron gong shelf followed by “Leon Draisaitl” aka Dave Disano and finally “Blake Wheeler” aka Nicholas Perron making it 3-3 now and that’s how we head into the break. The 2nd period saw goals come in bunches, as it was a real back and forth battle. BB would light the lamp with another two quick ones from Disano and Perron who seem to be carrying the team today making it 5-3 and looking good. A few minutes later BUB come right back with two straight from Allston again and Chillcott who are their workhorses and BOOM it’s 5-5 yet again. With time running out BB gets a HUGE goal from Disano who was a BEAST putting his boys up 6-5. BUB would pull their goalie but they just couldn’t pull the trigger despite hitting the crossbar and this one ends with a HUGE BB 6-5 Win.

BB – Jeff Moreau – 33 shots

BUB – Steve Quach – 36 shots

 

The Goonies vs. The Spartans

This was an amazing match up and honestly either team could walk away with the win. TS would light the lamp literally off the draw thanks to the one and only “Patrick Kane” aka Jonathan Lachance unloading one from his office making it an early 1-0. Move ahead almost ten minutes when GN finally gets on the board and its none other than “Jack Eichel” aka Sean Mullan from down low making it all Even Steven at 1-1 now. Things would stay this way for most of the period until TS pot the go ahead goal from “Ryan O’Reilly” aka Alex Masek from down low putting them up 2-1. A Minute later TS bury a HUGE goal this time by “Claude Giroux” aka Connor Robillard making no mistake and up 3-1 and that’s how we head into the break. The 2nd period saw TS come out flying and GN are feeling the heat big time and having a hard time keeping up with the tempo and speed and let’s not forget that Quach who is a machine is definitely not feeling the best physically and it would show as he goes down in a heap of pain and he needed to come out of the game and that pretty much spelled the end for GN as they scrambled to find a goalie and they would but they just didn’t have it in them this week as TS bury a couple more goals and it’s too much for GN as this one ends with a Big 6-2 TS Win.

TS – Mathieu Lachance – 30 shots

GN – Steve Quach – 35 shots

GN – Mathieu Gauthier – 10 shots

 

Canucks vs. Dragons

Another great matchup with two strong B division teams going at it. It didn’t take long to see our first goal of the game when CAN light the lamp thanks to “Brent Burns” Sebastien Tremblay ripping one and up 1-0. A few minutes later DG even it up when “Phil Kessel” snipes one from his office making it 1-1. With time running out in the period CAN break the stalemate when the one and only “Mark Stone” aka Vincent Harris makes no mistake and up 2-1 and that is how we head into the break. The 2nd period started a bit on the slow side and that seemed to be OK for both teams, as they just didn’t seem to have the same kind of jump as usual. We didn’t see our next goal until 12min to go when CAN one and only “Dylan Larkin” aka Tyler Cayen rips one making it 3-1 now but before the ink was even dry DG gets it back when “Brad Marchant” aka Steve Lajeunesse rips one shelf making it 3-2. Both sides would exchange goals one more time within seconds as goals came fast and furious making this a 4-3 game. HOLY SMOKES CAN light the lamp before the ink was even dry when “91” again lights the lamp making it 5-3 and looking good. Let’s move to the final Toonie of the game and DG are pushing hard but CAN are not letting up one bit. A buck to play when “Captain Canada” aka Jason Jones buries one if front making it 5-4 and they pull the goalie but can’t even it up as this one ends with a BIG CAN 5-4 Win.

CAN - Nick Jackson – 36 shots

DG - Mathieu Gauthier – 30 shots

 

2 Sticks 1 Puck vs. Ottawa Knights

This was going to be an uphill battle for OK as they are going up against a very strong SP team with a load of weapons up front and on the back end. It only took seconds to see our first goal and it came from the one and only “Stephane Masson” aka Jonathan Lachance ripping a LASER shelf and up 1-0. Well that seemed to spark SP snipers as they potted back to back beauties from “Nikita Kucherov” aka Marc-Andre Jolicoeur unloading a CANNON followed by “Sean Monahan” aka Eric Lamothe making no mistake and now up 2-1. A few minutes later just as OK kill off a huge penalty “Tomas Hertl” aka Brandon McGrath makes it 2-2 now. Let’s move to the final 2min when we had three goals scored with a back and forth shootout started by “Dylan Larkin” aka Kent Jacobs ripping one shelf followed by “Johnny Goudreau” aka Jayson Goodwin sniping a wicked shot making it 3-3 game. Before the break SP pot a HUGE goal from “Captain Canada” aka “Mighty Mouse” aka “King Of Trash Talking” aka “Alex DeBrincat” aka Simon Lalande ripping one of the draw making it 4-3 as we head into the break. The 2nd period saw SP light the lamp early and BOOM it’s now a 5-3 game and OK are in trouble. With time running down OK had some quality scoring chances but they are NOT SHOOTING the freaking ball and it is going to cost them as Bigger can’t stop every shot and guess what happens next??? YUP… OK give it away and SP make them pay as “The Big Dog” aka Marc-Andre Guilbault goes shelf and now up 6-3 and this game is pretty much signed sealed and delivered. In the end SP are way too much to handle and this one ends with a strong SP 6-3 Win.

SP – Ryan Girgrah – 31 shots

OK – Kyle Bigger – 52 shots

 

Beast Mode vs. Butt Snorkelers

This was a close game with either team capable of taking the win. BSK would open the scoring, as “McDavid” aka Nigel Madore makes no mistake. A few minutes later BM respond with back to back beauties from “Big Buf” aka Andre Lafosse from up top followed by “The Sniper” aka Andre Bean making it 2-1. With time running out BSK even it up at 2-2 and that’s how we head into the break. The 2nd period saw BM pot two straight goals from “The Rock Star” aka Dave Bean followed by Lafosse again making it 4-2 and looking good. Well BSK would not give up and thanks to Madore who uses his sick hands makes it a 4-3 game and the next goal will most likely seal the deal for one of these teams. With time running out its BM who light the lamp next as “Mr. Clutch” aka Fred Best puts his boys up 5-3 and that’s all she wrote.

BM – Kyle Dehaan – 23 shots

BSK – Kevin Chartier – 30 shots

 

Pistols vs. Invaders

This game did not go as I thought it would have as one team really took over this game and showed us who’s your daddy tonight. INV would light the lamp first when “The Rocket Launcher” aka Howard Wong rips one from his office making it 1-0. PT would come right back with two quick goals from “The Big Rig” aka Jon Bowes followed by “Artemi Panarin” aka Andy Barber making it 2-1 now. INV would even this bad boy up a few minutes later making it 2-2 but PT would flex their Muscle and light the lamp with back to back beauties from “James Neil” aka Spencer Rodd followed by “Brent Seabrook” aka Kentt Coburn making it a 4-2 game and that’s how we head into the break. The 2nd period saw both sides exchange goals quickly making it 5-3 and that’s when PT bury another two straight goals making it 7-3 and looking good. Well INV have a lot of experienced veterans and it pays off as they go on a mini scoring rampage with 3 straight goals and BOOM just like that it’s now 7-6 and anyone’s game now. PT also have some clutch players and they hold down to fort and force INV to pull their goalie in hopes of tying it but Coburn picks off a pass and pots the empty netter and in the end it’s PT taking it 9-6 The Final.

PT – Matt Ellis – 30 shots

INV – Francis Carriere – 40 shots

 

Ottawa Rampage vs. Pretty Fly For a 10Ply

This was a barn-burner of a game with a total of 17 freaking goals being scored and despite the high number of goals it’s a goalie who took home the 1st star of the game as he stood on his freaking head and single handily gave his boys the WIN. OR would open the scoring with 2 quick goals from “The Total Package” aka Pat Portelance sniping one from down low followed by “Captain Canada” aka Stephane Lacroix blasting one from up top making it 2-0. A few minutes later PF one and only “Workhorse” aka Matthew Stafford buries one making it 2-1 now. OR come right back when “The Master Of Disaster” aka Pat Parenteau unleashes a cannon from up top making it 3-1 but that’s when PF come right back with 2 sweet goals of their own making it 3-3 now. OR would again come right back with another 2 goals of their own from “Brendan Gallagher” aka Nicolas Rochette followed by Portelance again lighting the lamp as he had a MOSNTER of a game and now up 5-3. Just before the break PF gets one back when “Mr. TD Place” aka Wahib Ibrahim redirects one off a point shot making it a 5-4 game as we head into the break. The 2nd period saw a lot more action and goals as the light kept going off and the timekeeper had a hard time keeping up. PF would go on a scoring rampage as they went off with 5 straight goals from just about every single player on the roster and before I or anyone could blink this game has been busted wide open with a HUGE 9-5 advantage for PF. Let’s move to the final 7min when OR light the lamp with 3 yes 3 straight from Portelance as he sniped all three from in close showcasing his sick freaking hands and BOOM just like that it’s now a 9-8 game with 3min to play and that’s when I have to talk about PF Kevin Chartier as he had to come up with 10 straight highlight reel saves from in close as he robbed everyone and stood on his head to make sure BM didn’t get the equalizer and that’s just what this guy did and because of that reason alone PF would hold on and take this one in a thriller in Vanier with a  HUGE 9-8 PF Win.

PF – Kevin Chartier – 47 shots

BM – Alex Paquette – 35 shots

 

Trash Pandas vs. Picked Up On Waivers

This was a great game with a bit of everything but in the end one team would get RED HOT and that would prove to be the difference. PUOW would get the party started as they light the lamp with 3 straight goals from guys like “The Sniper” aka Kristopher Lavoie followed by “Joe Sakic” aka Jesse Charron and finally “Esa Tikkanen” aka Derek Kelly making it 3-0 and looking good. With time running out TP would break the stalemate and its “Tom Wilson” aka Michel Blondeau sniping one and it’s 3-1 as we head into the break. The 2nd period saw PUOW light the lamp early making it 4-1 and looking good. Then one team gets RED HOT and that team would be TP as they go OFF on PUOW lighting the lamp with a double Hat Trick of goals and I don’t like to rub it in when a team is getting lit up so all I will say is TP snipers couldn’t be stopped as everyone got in on the action like “Crosby” and “Mr. Van Life” and “Joe Corvo #38” and just like that this game has been busted wide open with a HUGE 7-4 advantage and PUOW just couldn’t regroup in time and when the final buzzer sounded it would be a hard pill to swallow as I know they are a much better team but in the end it’s TP 7-4 Final.

TP – Maxime Hebert – 36 shots

PUOW – James Spottswood – 44 shots

 

Les Gars vs. Kingsmen

This was a hard fought game with KM finally showing up to play like they want to win a game this year so that was great to see and Alex I am happy you came to play tonight buddy. As for LG they are heading into this week with an all-time worst 2 game losing streak and I know they are wanting to break that and get back into the Win Colum. Both teams came out flying but it’s the goalies who would shine as they stopped everything that came their way and we only saw a total of 1 goal scored and it came with 3min to go in the period when the one and only “Sniper” aka Cameron Kennedy sniping one for LG and just like that its’ 1-0 as we head into the break. The 2nd period saw the goalies again shut the door early and OH BOY KM snipers are starting to get frustrated and clinch that twig a bit harder then they want to. It would be LG who light the lamp again as they snipe 3 goals in as many minutes making it 4-0 and in the driver’s seat. KM would get a penalty and LG makes them pay as “The Call-Up” aka Alex Montminy goes Bar Down making it 5-0. Let’s move to the final 4min when KM finally breaks the goose egg thanks to the one and only “Shea Weber” aka Jacob Leger unloading one from up top making it 5-1 and with time running out he pots another one but it’s too little too late as this one ends with LG getting the well needed and deserved 5-2 Win.

LG – Guillaume Auger – 30 shots

KM – Cederick Ganga-Cave – 31 shots 

 

Redline vs. Care

No Hasi equals BIG PROBLEMS as one of these teams had to use their emergency backup goalie and it would sadly cost them but I have to give props to the losing goalie as he stepped up and tried his hardest to help his boys out but playing goalie is HANDS DOWN THE HARDEST POSITION PERIOD. RL would come out flying and they also knew they were facing the emergency goalie and in the great words of Captain Insano “Shows No Mercy” and they went off on CA as they lit the lamp with 4 straight goals from “Glen Anderson” aka Jeff Armstrong followed by “Theo Fleury” aka Shawn Quesnel who had a HUGE game and just like that its 4-0. With time running out in the period CA finally gets on the board thanks to the one and only “SKITTLES” aka Phil Giroux unloading one from his office making it 4-1 and maybe some hope as we head into the break. Well sadly for CA they couldn’t pot another goal as they just didn’t get any bounces their way and RL took full advantage of it and everything they touched seem to turn into a goal as CA goalie looked tired and banged up but he stayed in the game but I don’t want to pick on him or the team so I will end this write up by saying RL takes this one with a 9-1 Win.

RL – Alex Paquette – 18 shots

CA – Mark Christopher – 33 shots