MAHL Game News for Nov. 6!

Green vs HoseBees 
Dressing a skater as a goalie and putting him in net for the first time ever! Team Green was still able to hang on in a tight 4-3 loss to the HoseBees. HoseBees got 2 goals from Doyle and Green’s Kim had two assists. Three of the HoseBees goals were unassisted.
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Punishers vs Benders 
Benders scored 3 goals in the second period en route to a 4-0 win over the Punishers. Rourke had 2 goals and 2 assists for a 4-point night, and Wilson added a goal and a pair of assists for a 3-point night.
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Bandits vs Goats 
The Bandits scored 4 third period goals to secure a 6-3 win over the Goats, who had a goal in each period. Their scoring started in the second period with just one second left on a power play. Both Vigneau and Mercier had 2 and goals and an assist for the Bandits while the Goats’s captain, Rosers, added a goal and an assist for his team.
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DKP vs Bedrica 
Bedrica took a 4-2 victory over DKP, in an emotionally charged game. Matt MacDonald and James D. both had a goal and an assist for Bedrica while Lynch had a goal and an assist for DKP.
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Hockey Academy Dropouts Put up an 8 Spot. Win 8-3.

Beverly– The blueprint for Hockey Academy Dropouts to win hockey games is fairly simple, just put the puck in the back of the net. When this team scores at least five goals, they win. In fact, in all of their victories, they scored a respectable six, five, eleven, eight, and eight goals.

Finishing the game with one goal and two assists, Jeff Hansen (48) was the Hockey Academy Dropouts best player.

.John Helbert (54) also starred for the Dropouts putting up a goal and an assist. Both Hansen and Helbert finished the season with seven goals and six assists.

.Goaltender Michael Mutti stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced to earn his 5th win of the season. Mutti really showed his durability this season by starting in net for every game this season. FE5B13E1-6E7B-472B-B101-FCA4A11455BA

For the Growlers, despite the loss, leading goal scorer, Matthew Zimmerman (3) was in playoff form. He finished last night with one goal and two assists, giving him 22 on the season.

.Growlers goaltender Shane Stephenson suffered his fourth loss of the season. He stopped 22 out of the 30 shots he faced. Mutti really showed his durability this season by starting in net for every game this season.

.The Growlers finished the season at 6-6 and the Dropouts finished with a record of 5-7.

 

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Rob Klein Shines, The Goats Knock Bedrica Indianeers out of Playoffs.

Bedford — The 2017-18 Goats are a really good hockey club. There’s a reason they finished the season 16-1-3 and the number one seed.

With a 7-2 victory on Wednesday night against the visiting Bedrica Indianeers, The Goats move on to play next Tuesday, and the Indianeers are done.

Goaltender Vincent Lee continued his winning ways by making 22 saves out of 24 shots. He had a stellar season finishing 13-1-3.

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Rob Klein (87) takes the ice in the third period. He would set up the game-winning goal.

Defenseman Rob Klein made his presence known. As soon as he took the ice he made an immediate impact by giving his team the early 1-0 lead. Klein played extremely well on defense and finished the game with a goal and two assists.

After one period of hockey, it was a one-goal game.

The Indianeers came to life in the second period. Bill MacDonald put the team on his back and scored two goals. His first goal came at the end of a power play. Thomas Malone (17) was called for a trip which gave the Indianeers some momentum.

After two periods of hockey, it was a 3-2 game with the Goats maintaining the lead.

Colin Casey, who was The Goats leading goal scorer all season long with 25 goals, found the back of the net just a minute into the third period to give his team a 4-2 lead.

The Goats would put up four goals in the third period, including an empty-netter in the final seconds of the game to pull away and get the victory.

Bedrica Indianeers, who finished the season 10-7-3, did not play with as much desperation in the third period. It’s like they could feel the season slipping away.
Despite the loss, Mark Sargent and Nathan Scarpaci played well. They both assisted on MacDonald’s goals.
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It should also be noted that Indianeers goaltending played well most of the game, including coming up with a huge breakaway attempt in the second period to keep it a one-goal game.
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Donkey Kong Punchers Advance With Win Over Mother Puckers

Chelmsford–  The Donkey Kong Punchers offense was clicking on all cylinders, coming up with a quick five goals in the first period alone, propelling them to a 7-1 victory.

Alex Garabedian got the scoring started just 3:50 into the first period to give his team a 1-0 lead. He would finish the game with two goals and two assists.

Chris Storro also shined for the Donkey Kong Punchers. He scored both of his goals in the first period. He would add an assist in the second period.

After one period of hockey it was a 5-0 game, and after two periods it was a 7-0 game, yet the Mother Puckers did not give up.  They did not allow a third-period goal and they had their chances. Doug LeBlanc had a beautiful breakaway opportunity but was stoned by Jeff Heitman.

Paul Penti scored the lone goal on the power play for the Mother Puckers.

The Mother Puckers finished the season 10-8-1. The Donkey Kong Punchers finished 9-9-2.

The Donkey Kong Punchers will play Needle D’s in the Championship game next Tuesday.

 

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Bone Crushers and Grizzlies Finish in 3-3 Tie.

Chelmsford–  Bone Crushers and Grizzlies skated to a 3-3 tie in another thriller. The last time these two teams met back on January 8th,  Grizzlies squeaked by with a 3-1 win.
The Grizzlies actually got the scoring started late in the first period when Maxx Snow found the back of the net to put his team up 1-0.
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Bone Crusher’s Mark White responded with just 1:15 left in the period when he sniped a shot past the goalie to tie the game at one.

 

The score remained tied at one until Chris Richardson snuck one past the Bone Crushers goaltender with 7:10 remaining in the second period.

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Chris Richardson (86) gets in position before scoring in the second period.

 

Just 10 seconds later on the immediate faceoff, Domenic DiMascio scored to tie the game at two.

The third period proved to be a battle. Both teams would put up another goal, but the stellar goalie play kept this game tied.

Grizzlies goaltender David Carpenter, fought off a series of late third period shots and even suffered a couple of bad bounces, but held on to win by stopping 21 of 24 shots.

Thomas Nogueira had two assists for The Bone Crushers.

Bone Crusher goaltender, Bill Osbourne played equally as well. He stopped 25 out of 28 shots.

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Greater Boston Hockey Draft League

Last Last Chance to join the Greater Boston Hockey Draft League in the Upper division (B/C levels) for the Winter 2018 season! Must register by 5pm tonight!

Don’t miss out on the draft party at Miller’s Ale House. Free food for all-league members

If you want to register go to www.mahockeyleague.com or email info@mahockeyleague.com

Also, don’t miss out on the lower C/D division evaluation game and draft party this Thursday night in Somerville.

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Mighty Wombats Win Championship In Thrilling 3 vs 3 Shootout

BRIGHTON —  Led by Nate MacLaughlin, the Mighty Wombats are now MAHL Champions. Here’s a rundown on how the game played out:

  • Hard fought game by both teams.
  • A battle for all three periods.
  • Chippy, aggressive play. Refs called 12 penalties throughout the game to keep players in check.
  • The first goal for Liners to make it 1-0 was an own goal in 1st period by Mighty Wombats at the 8-minute mark
  • Might Wombats Goalie left net on a delayed penalty call against Liners.  Mighty Wombats accidentally passed the puck into own net.
  • #71 Liners scored power-play goal w/ 3:30 left in 2nd period to make it 2-0
  • #27 Might Wombats scored @ 2:20 mark in 2nd period to make it 2-1
  • #23 Might Wombats scored @ 1:50 mark in 2nd period to make it 2-2
  • #11 Liners scored early 3rd period to make 3-2
  • #19 Might Wombats tied it up @ 5:15 mark in 3rd-period mark to make it 3-3
  • #10 Liners scored @ 4:25 in 3rd period to make in 4-3
  • #27 on Mighty Wombats scored @ 3:30 in 3rd period to make it 4-4
  • Game went to sudden death overtime, no scoring
  • Went to a final shootout.  Mighty Wombats were able to score their first shot on 3 attempts.  Liners weren’t able to get any goals on their 3 attempts.  Mighty Wombats win the championship.

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