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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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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