Team Black Erupts for 17 Goals in High Scoring-Affair. Win 17-10.

Cambridge–  For a team entering last night’s game with a 1-2-1 record, they played as if they were undefeated. Team black’s offense was clicking on all cylinders, coming up with an astonishing 17 goals in their 17-10 win over Team White.

It was only three games ago that this same team skated to a 0-0 tie. Since then they have come up with 12 goals, and 17 goals.

Even though Team White fell to 0-4 on the season, they definitely battled and kept this game interesting. Thomas Lenane came up with another four goals, as he now leads his team with eight on the season. Lenane’s battle against the Team Black team’s goalie all through the game was quite exciting. With 13:43 Lenane was stonewalled on a breakaway by the goalie and just 5 minutes later, Lenane was shown the glove on a shot right between the faceoff tops. Lenane persisted with just 6 minutes left in the first and tried to get one past him but again, the keeper stayed strong denying him the entire first period. Lenane eventually broke down the wall and beat one past him early in the second.

John Vlacich also shined for Team White in the loss. He also came up with four goals and now has seven goals on the season.

These two teams will square off against each other again next Sunday night at the Simoni Rink in Cambridge. Team White will naturally seek revenge and try to get their first win of the season. It’s only a matter of time until they start to gel and begin to put a few W’s on the board.

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Grey C’s offense explodes for 10 goals. Win 10-6.

Brighton–  Considering Team Grey C started off the season with a 0-0 tie, nobody could have predicted this offensive explosion. This team went from tied for worst in the league in goals scored, to be second in the league. They defeated R Kelly Yellows 10-6.

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Tonight Grey C plays the winless Red Team. The game will be played at Brighton Warrior Arena at 10:00PM. It will be interesting if they can score at will again.

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It should be noted that even though R Kelly Yellows lost this game, they played well. They kept this game close for most of the game, but couldn’t keep up with Grey C’s offense.

It doesn’t get any easier for R Kelly Yellows, tonight they play the first place, Black team.

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Team Adam Squeaks Past Team Corey 3-1

Somerville– Team Adam (blue) beat Team Corey 9 (grey) 3-1 in a close one.
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Joe Monterio got the scoring started for Team Adam with 9:38 remaining in the first period to give his team a 1-0 lead.
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Eugene Daneshvar put Team Adam up 2-0 with 2:51 to go in the second period when he took a pass from Adam Johnson and snuck one past Team Corey’s goalie.
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Team Corey kept things close by getting on the board late in the second period with a goal by Michael Brill to pull within one goal.
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Team Adam kept the puck in Team Corey’s zone most of the night.
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Eugene Daneshvar would prove to be the hero tonight when he scored the game-winning goal with just 6:33 remaining in the game.
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 This game was about an excellent defensive team trying to slow down a hire powered offense. Even though Team Corey lost this game, they received excellent goaltending.
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These two teams will meet again on October 18th.

 

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Top Shelf Advances With Nail Biting Win

Bedford– Top Shelf beat The Mad Yaks 7-6 in another thriller. The last time these two teams met back on July 12th,  Top Shelf squeaked by with a 4-3 win.
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The Mad Yaks actually got off to a hot start with goals from Brett Szalapski and Michael Cialdea to take the early 2-0 lead.
Brandon Hebert opened the second period with a quick goal to put Top Shelf on the board. Then on the ensuing faceoff, Jason Berg immediately scored to knot things up at two.
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Daryl Cyr #17 of Top Shelf keeps the puck in his zone as his team fights off the Mad Yaks late rush with the man advantage.
 The score remained tied at three until Jordan McCatherin sniped a shot past the goaltender with just 50 seconds remaining in the second period.
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The third period proved to be a battle. Both teams would put up three goals. With just 1:17 remaining in the game, Brett Szalpski came in hard on Miksic and jammed the puck past her left pad to pull within a goal.

Top Shelf’s goaltender Jacob Wint, fought off a series of late third period shots and even suffered a couple of bad bounces, but held on to win by stopping 30 of 36 shots.

Shawn Bythewood had two goals and an assist for Top Shelf.

In a losing effort, Mad Yak’s goaltender, Alicia Miksic played well. She stopped 24 out of 31 shots but it wasn’t enough.

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The Goats Shake Off Slow Start For Comeback Win Over Saints

Bedford— For the majority of the first period, the Goats didn’t look engaged. Slow, lazy, listless…pick a bad adjective and it probably applied to the Goats’ play for most of the first period.

However, the Goat’s were able to battle back thanks to big efforts by two of their big guns: Rob Klein and Colin Casey.

Unlike last Wednesday night, the Goat’s offense came to life, exploding for 12 goals, including 5 goals in the third period to earn a 12-5 win.

Some quick thoughts from tonight’s game:

(1.) Even though the Saints took the early first period 1-0 lead, the Goats immediately tied the game on the ensuing faceoff with a goal by Drew Foster.

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Travis Hamilton (28) led the comeback with two second period goals to keep the Goats ahead for good.

(2.) Part of the Saints great first period was due to Sam Holl. He capped off the period with a play that excited his teammates: Holl picked off a Goat’s pass in the neutral zone with great stick positioning, and flew down the ice for a breakaway goal. It was an impressive goal, but something tells me his teammates on the bench were more fired up over the steal.

(3.) Goat’s defenseman Rob Klein was a force.  His highlight-reel power play goal to close out the first period gave his team momentum entering the second period. Klein finished the game with 3 goals and an assist.

(4.) The Goat’s were without their starting goaltender, Vincent Lee tonight. Luckily, their backup goalie played well even after he had some early jitters. After being down 3-2 after one period of play, the Goat’s goalie settled down nicely, only giving up two more goals the rest of the game.

(5.) Colin Casey basically owned the third period. With just six minutes remaining in the game, he had a speeding breakaway goal to put the Goats up 9-4. Casey finished the game with 3 goals and 2 assists.

(6.) It should also be noted that the Goat’s captain, Jack Rogers, didn’t play tonight because he had to choose between playing for his lacrosse team, or hockey team. As you can see, he chose lacrosse.

(7.) Don’t be surprised if these two teams meet again in the playoffs. The Goats are currently ahead of the Saints in the standings, but not by much. The Goats are 5-3, and the Saints are 4-4.

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MAHL White’s Offense Explodes, win 12-1

Hopedale–  MAHL White continues to roll along this season, bringing their undefeated record to 5-0. Scoring 12 goals certainly helped, however, it should not go unnoticed that they received solid goaltending from their back up Joe White.

The offense was lead by the teams leading goal scorer, Anthony Caruso, who now has eight goals on the season. John Nadreau, and Ryan Hill, each scored two goals as well. Nadreau netted a power play goal with just 10 seconds to go in the 3rd period to put the final nail in the coffin.

It was a tough night for Jerry HatTricks, who find themselves are sitting at the bottom of the standings at 0-5, but do continue to improve each week, despite being down a couple players due to long term injury.  It’s only a matter of time until they start to gel and begin to put a few W’s on the board.

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Ice Holes Score Early and Often, Win 4-1

Rockland– Sam Chapman made 17 saves, and the Ice Holes remain hot with a 4-1 win against the Silky Mitts at Bavis Arena. With this victory, the Ice Holes improved to 4-2-1 on the season and winners of three out of their past four games.

The game began with the Silky Mitts controlling the game and dominating the zone time for the first 6 minutes or so.  The Ice Holes were able to intercept an errant clearing pass with the result of the first goal of the game.

Brian Hurley (0) got the scoring started when he took a pass and sniped a shot into the back of the net.

This goal served to be a huge turning point. The Ice Holes completely turned the tables and shelled the Mitts goalie (Chris Ronan) with 30 shots over the course of the first and second periods. Ronan anchored his time and kept his team in the game only down by 4 goals going into the third period.

One of those goals was from Shayne Hurley, who scored his team-leading 5th goal of the season with 5:29 left in the second period which would prove to be the game-winner.

For the Silky Mitts, Arnold Cabral was able to take the puck off of an Ice Holes defender and lift the puck over Ice Holes goalie Sam Chapman for the Mitts first goal of the game. The problem is there was only 6:13 in the third period. The Mitts didn’t make it easy, but Chapman was able to weather the storm, turning away the remaining 8 shots of the third period to secure the win for the Ice Holes.

With this win, the Ice Holes close in on the Silky Mitts for the top spot in the Rockland standings.

With 5 games left in the season and 1 more head to head match up of these two teams should see a very interesting remainder of the season in Rockland.  Stay tuned for more from Bavis Arena next week.

 

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