BILLINGS 5, BOBBY Oâ€™BRIENS 1
(Billings leads series 1-0)
Defending â€˜Aâ€™ Division Champions Billings began their 2009 GARHL playoff with a big win over rival Bobby Oâ€™Briens. Billings got out to a three goal first period lead with goals from Brian Manuro, Jeff MacDonald, and Ron Sartor. Brian Rawbone and Lenny Fonte added the other Billings goals, while Dave Newell added two assists.
Rob Craig broke the Billings shutout bid with the lone goal for Bobbyâ€™s.
CURWINS 3, WIT 1
(Curwins leads series 1-0)
Curwins won a penalty filled game with two goals late in the second period to secure their game one win. Jay Peart, Mike Chapman and Topher Baker scored for Curwins, while Jeff Peart added two assists.
Tim Lodder had the lone WIT goal, scored shorthanded in the first period.
GOBLINS 4, ALCO VALVES 2
(Goblins lead series 1-0)
The Goblins and Alco series began with a very entertaining game. The Goblins had a 2-1 lead after the first fifteen minutes on goals from Matt Belluz and Sean Stafford. Darryl Parsons had the lone Alco goal in the first. The Goblins then added another goal in the second by Kevin Kelly. Alco responded quickly after with a goal by Nic Stadjuhar to make it 3-2 but could not complete the comeback as Blair Conrad added an empty netter to ice the game for the Goblins.
WELLINGTON BREWERY 10, ALBION PIRANHAS 1
(Wellington leads series 1-0)
Kurt McArthur, Tom Bothwell, and Todd Hlushko each had two goals to lead Wellington to the rout of Albion. Scott Galajda and Paul Bertholot each added one goal and three assists, while Mike Oldrieve and Tom Howse added the other Welly goals.
Chris Bower had the lone goal for the Albion Piranhas.
DOOGIES 5, CHIEFS 2
(Doogies wins series 2-0)
Doogies completed the sweep of the Chiefs with a 5-2 win. Mike Comeau had two goals and assist for Doogies while Corey Savery, Mickey Zanardi and Paul Brydges each had the other goals. Ryan Adshade and Jimmy Gordon each chipped in with two assists.
Andrew Abel led the Chiefs attack with a goal and an assist while J.P. Oâ€™Connor added the other Chiefs goal. Mike Minor and Adam Schill each added an assist.
TIM HORTONS 4, POUR HOUSE 2
(Tim Hortons leads series 1-0)
Jack Kemper, Glen Teasdale, Geoff Teasdale and Mike Selman each had single goals for Tim Hortons as they jumped out to an early series lead with the win. Chris Brown and Chris Heslop each added two assists in the win for Timmyâ€™s.
Mike McTaggart and Geoff Mitchell each had the goals for Pour House