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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Grizzlies Shutout Bone Crushers 3-0 To Win Championship.

BEDFORD —  Led by John Hines, the Grizzlies are now MAHL Champions.

1st Period–Bonecrushers came out strong with a 5-0 shot advantage & then went on the powerplay after a double minor slashing call on the Grizzlies. During the 4-minute penalty kill, the Grizzlies took advantage of tight defensive pinch & their Captain, Hines scored the first of his game-high two goals with a short-handed to open the scoring. It was a 1-0  game at the end of the first period.

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2nd Period– Again Bonecrusher’s came out flying with a 3-0 shot advantage but goalie D Carpenter came out big with some key saves.    Elena Nova arrived at the rink late & joined midway through the period adding some depth at forward. There was lots of back & forth action, tons of incredible backchecking & stick-work but no scoring. 1-0 after two periods of play.

3rd-period– Defenseman Mike Medieros added the game’s second goal on a slapshot from the point that went through massive traffic in front of the net and beat Bill Osbourne to put the Grizz. up 2-0. A little over a minute later, Hines added his 2nd goal of the game on a blocked shot at mid-ice and beat Osbourne on a deek move backhanded. Grizzlies continued to dump the puck into the Bone Crushers end and were able to hold on for the shutout.

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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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