NETSTICKS AND CHILL ARE CANTON 4X4 DRAFT LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

CANTON– After finishing the regular season with the best record in league at 9-1-1, Net Sticks and Chill became champions after an impressive 8-1 victory over Team Pepin.

Mike Camara and Anthony Antonio each chipped in a goal and an assist.

For Team Pepin, they finished the regular season as the #2 seed with a 7-3-1 record. They also had the top goal scorer in the league in Justin Freedman, who had 16 goals and 5 assists.

In the Championship game, Edward Goodwin scored the lone goal for Team Pepin to avoid the shutout.

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Team Black Scores Four Second Period Goals To Secure The Win.

Worcester– The blueprint for Team Black to win hockey games is fairly simple, just put the puck in the back of the net, and hold their opponent under three goals. So far this season, the skated to a 4-4 tie, lost 5-3, and won 6-1.

Finishing the game with one goal and two assists, Christopher Farrar (24) was Team Black’s best player.

.Tom Brindisi (37) also starred for Team Black putting up a goal and an assist.

.Goaltender Polakowski, Evan stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced to earn his 1st win of the season. Polakowski really stepped up in the third period stopping every single shot on net.

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.These two teams face off for their week 5 match up Tuesday February 26th at the Buffone Arena.

 

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Green Machine Scores 3 Unanswered In A Thriller. Ends in 3-3 Tie.

CANTON – After a rough first period, in which Green Machine found themselves down 3-0, they received excellent goal-tending from Aaron Bell the rest of the game, allowing them to come back and avoid what seemed like was going to be a blow out loss. Instead, the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Justin Freedman (24) gave Pepin the early 1-0 lead just six minutes into the game. Freedman would finish the game with two goals and an assist.

Edward Goodwin (25) gave Pepin the 3-0 lead with 1:50 remaining in the first period. Goodwin finished the game with a goal and an assist.

 

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Chris Martin (29) makes a glove save in the first period.

Green Machine’s comeback began in the second period. Down 3-0, the defense stepped up and the offense controlled puck possession. A goalie interference call on Pepin’s Greg Martinez (26) gave Green Machine the games first power play. That penalty proved to be costly because with six minutes remaining in the second period, Green Machines scored to make it a 3-1 game.

After two periods of hockey, this was a 3-2 game.

Even though Pepin coughed up the lead, their goaltender, Chris Martin (29) still played extremely well. He faced 22 shots and made a number of big saves, including a breakaway late in the game.

The third period belonged to Green Machine. They scored the period’s only goal with 5:30 remaining on the clock. Their penalty killers also had to fight off a 5-3 power play after they were called for tripping and Pepin pulled their goalie.

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Pucking Idiots: Offense Explodes In Comeback Win In Canton 4×4 Rookie D League Playoffs.

CANTON – Heavy D & The Boyz got what they wanted from their offense, but not what they needed. They fired shot after shot at Pucking Idiots goaltender Jim McSherry, and even scored the games first goal, but dropped an 8-5 decision.

Paul Sadatis (55) gave his team the early 1-0 just 50 seconds into the game. Sadatis would finish the game with two goals and an assist.

Doug McDuff (22) would prove to be the difference in this game. He gave the Pucking Idiots the lead with 9:30 remaining in the first period. McDuff would finish the game with a hat-trick.

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Brandon MacAleese (17) crashes that net after the puck rebounded off goaltender Daniel Wheeler’s (31) pad.

Even though Heavy D & The Boyz gave up 8 goals, their goaltender, Daniel Wheeler (31) still played well. He faced 35 shots and made a number of big saves, including a breakaway from Chris Curran (24) while the game was still close. At that point in the first period, it was only a 3-2 lead for the Pucking Idiots.

The game remained close in the second period. Heavy D & The Boyz scored two goals in the period to give them a 4-3 lead halfway through the period. Both Mark Rudnik (59) and Paul Sadatis (55) found the back of the net.

Corey Bashaw (16) made a nice pass to Fred Rondinelli (15) who was able to snipe a shot past Wheeler to tie the game at 4 apiece. The game would remain tied after two periods of play.

The third period belonged to the Pucking Idiots. They scored three goals to put the game away. Doug McDuff (22) scored his other two goals and Andy McDuff (27) scored the game-winner with just 1:13 left.

 

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Team Antonio Opens up Canton 4×4 Rookie D League Playoffs with 6-0 Shutout.

CANTON — Team Antonio continues to roll.

Team Antonio notched their first victory of the playoffs Wednesday night with an impressive 6-0 win over Team Blizzard at Canton  SportsPlex.

This was a battle between the leagues #1 seed and the #6 seed.

Team Antonio scored two goals in each period. Ken Berman (12) got the scoring started at the 7:50 mark in the first period when he received a pass from Andy Mellen (11) and was able to swipe one past the Blizzard’s goalie. Blake Cuneo (3) capped off the first period by sneaking the puck past the goalie crease as players crashed the net. Ken Berman (12) was credited with the assist.

It was more offensive firepower in the second period. Team Antonio scored two goals in just about two minutes apart. With just 6:15 left in the period, Blake Cueno (3) scored on a breakaway and then at the 4:50 mark, Jim Davis (7) scored his first of two goals. He would later get a goal late in the third period as well.

Andy Mellen (11) sealed the win with a goal with just 1:30 left in the game.

 

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Team Antonio’s goalie Chris Martin (13) makes a save late in the second period.

 

Stars of the game:

Goalie Chris Martin stopped all 30 shots that he faced to earn the shutout.

Forward Blake Cuneo was the games leading scorer with two goals and two assists.

Forward Jim Davis also finished the night with two goals and two assists.

 

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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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