Here’s a few shots from the B-Final series between State Farm and Doogies. Click to enlarge photos (hi res versions are available but they’re too big to upload on the site). Enjoy!
BILLINGS 2, GOBLINS 1 – OT FINAL
(Billings wins series 2-1)
Brian Rawbone scored the winner 1:53 into overtime as Billings repeated as A Division Champions with a 2-1 OT win in Game 3 against the Goblins.Â The game action was up and down all game.Â Brian Rawbone opened the scoring for Billings just under two minutes into the opening period as his shot handcuffed goalie Sean Murdy.Â Dave Newell and Jeff Columbus each added an assist on the play.Â Ryan Kelly then finally tied the game for the Goblins on a 5 on 3 Powerplay early in the second period from Brad Barbour.Â The game was deadlocked the rest of the way as goalies Sean Murdy and John Biro were unbeatable.
The game went to a 10 minute sudden death overtime period which was to be followed by a shootout.Â Brian Rawbone scored the winner on a one timer from Dave Newell and Len Fonte to give Billings the win and their second GARHL title.
Congrats to Billings and Doogies on their respective Championships.
Finally, a big thank you goes out to all the Sleeman Centre staff (Botts, Foxy, Roader, Tiny) GARHL Staff (Wheelhouse, Cal, Todd) and GARHL President Roger for a great job this past season.
Cheers and we look forward to seeing you all in the 2009-2010 season.Â Info will be emailed to all teams in August.
Doogies claimed their first GARHL B Division Title with a tight 3-2 win over State Farm to take the series two games to none.Â In the A Division Final the Goblins came back to win 2-1 in a shootout to set the stage for an exciting game three showdown Thursday Night at the Sleeman Centre, puck drop is at 8:30pm.
DOOGIES 3, STATE FARM 2
(Doogies wins series 2-0)
Dean Fair led the Doogies attack with two goals and an assist while Paul Brydges added the winner and two assists in the win for Doogies. Ryan Adshade chipped in with two assists. Doogies took a quick lead and scored two other goals ten seconds apart to clinch the title.
Lloyd Bowers and Paul Iacocca led the State Farm attack with a goal each, while Jason Marcone, Peter Curtis and Greg Riff each added single assists.
GOBLINS 2, BILLINGS 1 – Shootout Final
(Series tied 1-1)
The Goblins scored a late goal in the second period to send the game to a shootout. Bob Schmaltz scored the only goal in the shootout for the Goblins to seal the win. John Biro and Sean Murdy were both excellent between the pipes for both teams, including only giving up one goal combined in the shootout.
Bob Schmaltz scored the lone regulation goal for the Goblins from Rogie Goodchild IV, and Kevin Kelly. Brian Rawbone continued his assault on the playoff scoring race with the lone goal for Billings while Jeff McDonald added the lone assist. Game 3 is set for 8:30pm at the Sleeman Centre tonight.
Billings and Doogies each took a step closer to claiming the Distinctive Trophies GARHL Cup in their respective divisions on Monday Night.Â Game 2 of each series goes on Wednesday starting at 7:15pm at the Sleeman Centre.
BILLINGS 5, GOBLINS 2
(Billings leads final 1-0)
Shawn Richardson led the Billing attack with two goals while Mark Gazzola, Brian Rawbone and Brian Munaro, who had the winner, each added goals for Billings. Brian Munaro also had two assists in the win, and Wayne Horst, Mike Alarie, Beppy Toscan and broan Rawbone each added single assists.
Matt Belluz did all he could for the Goblins scoring both their goals with assists to Brad Barbour and Sean Stafford.
DOOGIES 4, STATE FARM 1
(Doogies leads final 1-0)
A balanced scoring attack from Doogies led to their decisive game one win. Dean Fair led the attack with a goal and three assists while Scott Burton, Eric Cronin and Adrian Brown each had single goals. John Cuyler and Paul Brydges added single assists in the win.
Greg Riff had the lone State Farm goal from Dave Iacocca and Luke Tucker.
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
WIT 5, CURWINS 5
Tim Lodder led WIT with a five point effort but it still wasn’t enough as a depleted WIT team managed to cling on to a tie in a wild affair. Jeff Peart had two goals and two assists in the tie for Curwins.
WIT: Tim Lodder (3), Dave Van Dam (2)
Curwins: Jeff Peart (2), Mark Forbes, Mike Chapman, John Fields
TIM HORTONS 4, STATE FARM 3
Darwin Diebel scored the winner with just under two minutes left at Tim Hortons escaped with the win on Monday night to extend their B Division lead. Brad Roach and Lloyd Bowers each had a goal and an assist in the loss for State Farm.
Tim Hortons: Darwin Diebel, Brown, Mike Mifsud, McDonald
State Farm: Lloyd Bowers, Brad Roach, Iacocca
PIRANHAS 3, ALCO VALVES 3
Jason Aljoie had a goal and an assist to help Alco get the tie with the Piranhas. The Piranhas scored twice very late to muster the tie.
Piranhas: Rob Lal, Chris Weland, Chris Bower
Alco Valves: Phil Pyear, Steve Macintyre, Jason Aljoe
FIRST GENERAL 2, DOOGIES 2
Andy Marshall led First General with a goal and assist while Charlie Clattenburg added another in the tie.
First General: Andy Marshall, Charlie Clattenburg
Doogies: Ryan Adshade, Johnny
WELLINGTON 5, BOBBY O’BRIENS 3
Tom Bothwell (2G, 1A) and Tom Howse (3 assists) each had three point nights to lead Wellington to the win. Jim Granger also added two assists in the win.
Wellington: Tom Bothwell (2), Paul Berthelot, M Oldreive
Bobby O’Briens: Mike Murray, Scott Burton, Kam Fordyce
McCABES 4, CHIEFS 2
Chris Jowett had a goal and an assist as McCabes downed the winless Chiefs. Andrew Abel had a goal and an assist for the Chiefs in the loss.
McCabes: Chris Jowett, Tyler Brown, Chris Dunford, Stephan Goetz
Chiefs: Andrew Abel, Mike Minor
POUR HOUSE 2, MELITRON 2
Pour House scored late in the game to salvage the tie against Melitron. Tim Scratch had two assists in the tie for Pour House.
Pour House: Andrew Dunbrack, Mike Morrison
Melitron: Ben Brideau, Randy Funston
BILLINGS 5, GOBLINS 4
Dave Newell, Ron Sartor and Len Fonte each had a goal and an assist as Billings held off a late Goblins attack for the win. Ryan Kelly had the hat trick for the Goblins.
Billings: Jeff Columbus, Sean Richardson, Len Fonte, Ron Sartor, Dave Newell
Goblins: Ryan Kelly (3), Mike Rossit
McCABES 1, DOOGIES 0 – Forfeit
FIRST GENERAL 2, TIM HORTONS 0
Jay Berry stopped everything in front of him to lead First General to the win, as Tim Hortons suffered their first loss of the season. Sam Houston had the winning goal.
First General: Eric Martensson, Sam Houston
Tim Hortons: None
WELLINGTON 3, WIT 2
A balanced Wellington attack led the Brewery to the win over WIT on Monday night. Russ Schneider scored twice in the loss for WIT, while Darren MacDonald had three assists for Wellington.
Wellington: Tom Bothwell, Mike Oldreive, Paul Berthelot
WIT: Russell Schneider (2)
POUR HOUSE 4, CHIEFS 2
Tim Scratch had two goals and an assist to lead Pour House to their second consecutive win. Andrew Dunbrack added two assists for Pour House. Mike Minor had both goals for the Chiefs.
Pour House: Tim Scratch, Robb Blythe, Ryan Lamont
Chiefs: Mike Minor (2)
PIRANHAS 6, GOBLINS 3
Scott Contini and Chris Weland each scored twice as the Piranhas continued their winning ways in the A Division. Steve Kinlan and Murray Fries each added three assists in the win. Mike Roadknight led the Goblins attack with a goal and an assist.
Piranhas: Scott Contini (2), Chris Weland (2), Jason Heath, Rob Lal
Goblins: Bob Schmaltz (2), Mike Roadknight
MELITRON 2, McCABES 2
Ryan Hardman scored the tying goal as Melitron stole a point from McCabes to start off Wednesday nights GARHL action. Jamie Prince added two assists for Melitron.
Melitron: Ryan Hardman (2)
McCabes: Bob Hahn, Stephan Goetz
GOBLINS 6, CURWINS 3
Bob Schmaltz had the hat trick, including the winner as the Goblins got back in the win column. Mike Stanley added three assists for the Goblins. Jeff Peart had two assists for Curwins in the loss.
Goblins: Bob Schmaltz (3), Sean Stafford, Kevin Kelly, Brad Barbour
Curwins: Mike Chapman, Mark Boyes, Bryan Poletto
BILLINGS 4, PIRANHAS 4
The Piranhas scored with just over a minute left on the Powerplay to claim a tie with Billings in a very entertaining hockey game. Jeff McDonald and Len Fonte each had a goal and an assist for Billings.
Billings: Jeff McDonald, Sean Richardson, Len Fonte, Mark Gazzola
Piranhas: Chris Bower, Scott Contini, Jason Heath, Steve Kinlan
DOOGIES 3, STATE FARM 1
Doogies scored early and never looked back in a tight B Division game on Wednesday night. Jeff Mitchell led the Doogies attack with two goals.
Doogies Jeff Mitchell (2), Bill Stagg
State Farm: Paul Iaccoca
BOBBY O’BRIENS 3, ALCO VALVES 3
Craig Perry made a huge save very late inteh game to preserve the tie for Bobby O’ Briens.Â Nick Stadjuhar had two goals, including the tying goal for Alco.
Bobby O’ Briens: Ryan Winters, Todd Smiley, Adam Leonhardt
Alco Valves: Nic Stadjuhar (2), Robin Collins
WELLINGTON 4, GOBLINS 4
Tom Bothwell had the hat trick as Wellington earned a gritty point against the Goblins in GARHL action on Wednesday night. Mike Stanley had two assists for the Goblins.
Wellington: Tom Bothwell (3), Steve Parson
Goblins: Brad Barbour, Rogie Goodchild, Matt Belluz, Sean Stafford
ALCO VALVES 4, WIT 3
Nick Stajduhar had two goals and an assist to lead Alco the victory over WIT. This game was marred with a combined thirty four minutes in penalties by both teams. WIT scored late to make the game close but could not muster the tie.
Alco Valves: Nick Stajduhar (2), Phil Pyear, Craig Weber
WIT: Tim Lodder, Conrad Lodder, Dan Robinson
POUR HOUSE 6, CHIEFS 1
Ryan Lamont and Mike Puckett each had two goals first period goals each as Pour House trounced the Chiefs in B Division play. Pour House led by five goals after the first intermission and never looked back in the win.
Pour House: Ryan Lamont (2), Mike Puckett (2), Jason Bonus, Mike Plat
Chiefs: Michael Minor
TIM HORTONS 3, McCABES 2
Tim Hortons stayed unbeaten on the season with the win over rival McCabes.
Tim Hortons: Chris Heslop, Chris Brown, Jason Dietrich
McCabes: Chris Jowett, Chris Clark
DOOGIES 8, FIRST GENERAL 1
Steve Adshade had the hat trick to lead Doogies to the rout of First General. Geoff Mitchell and Paul Brydges added two goals each for Doogies, while Cory Savory added two points (1G, 1A).
Doogies: Steve Adshade (3), Geoff Mitchell (2), Paul Brydges (2), Cory Savory
First General: Sam Houston
PIRANHAS 4, BOBBY O’BRIENS 3
Craig Marshall scored the winner midway thru the second period, and Scott Contini had the hat trick for the Piranhas in a very exciting hockey game. Mike Murray and Steve Adshade both added one goal and one assist for Bobby’s.
Piranhas: Scott Contini (3), Craig Marshall
Bobby O’Briens: Scott Burton, Mike Murray, Steve Adshade
BILLINGS 4, PIRANHAS 4
Goals by Mike Alarie and Mark Gazzola fourteen seconds apart late in the game, including the game tying goal with nine seconds left capped a very big Billings comeback to salvage a tie with the Piranhas. Jason Heath had four points (1G, 3A) for the Piranhas.
Billings: Mike Alarie (3), Mark Gazzola
Piranhas: Craig Marshall (2), Jason Heath, Chris Weland
GOBLINS 3, BOBBY O’BRIENS 2
Bob Schmaltz scored the winner as the Goblins gained the victory against Booby O Briens.
Goblins: Kevin Kelly, Sean Stafford, Bob Schmaltz
Bobby O’ Briens: Mike Murray, Scott Burton
STATE FARM 4, POUR HOUSE 2
Pour House erased a two goal second period deficit but couldnt finish the comeback against State Farm. Eric Brohman led the State Farm attack with two goals and Peter Curtis added two assists as State Farm won their second game of the season.
State Farm: Eric Brohman (2), Greg Riff, Mark Patrick
Pour House: Andrew Dumbrack, Jason Bonus
WIT 6, ALCO 2
Russell Schneider had the hat trick for WIT as they cruised past Alco in this contest. The game was tied 2-2 going into the final frame when WIT scored four unanswered goals for the win.
WIT: Russell Schneider (3), Henry Hutton, Scott Lodder, Tim Lodder
Alco: Josh Geiler (2),
DOOGIES 7, MELITRON 4
A seven goal first period onslaught led Doogies to the win. Melitron tried a comeback in the second period but came up short. Ryan Adshade and Steve Adshade each added one goal and two assists in the win.
Doogies: Scott Burton (2), Jimmy Gordon, Ryan Adshade, Steve Adshade, John Cuyler, Dean Fair
Melitron: Randy Funston (2) Jamie Prince, Rebel Kennedy
McCABES 7, MELITRON 3
Tyler Brown had the hat trick to lead McCabes to the win over Melitron. Bob Hahn added four assists in the win. Jamie Prince and Randy Rogers had two assists each in a losing effort for Melitron.
McCabes: Tyler Brown (3), Steve Benham (2), Lyndsay Boire, Chris Bacigalupo
Melitron: Adam Woodward (2), Ryan Hardman
TIM HORTONS 3, CHIEFS 2
Chris Brown scored the winner midway thru the second period to lead unbeaten Tim Hortons to the win.
Tim Hortons: Chris Brown, Brian Breese, Glenn Teasdale
Chiefs: Scott Connors, Adam Schill
CURWINS 10, WELLINGTON 4
Mike Chapman’s seven point night (3G, 4A) led the way for Curwins in a blowout win over a depleted Wellington squad. Jeff Peart added six points (4G, 2A) and John Fields had five assists in the win for Curwins.
Curwins: Jeff Peart (4), Mike Chapman (3), Adam Osborne (2), Topher Baker
Wellington: Paul Aquilina (2), Jim Granger, Darren MacDonald
FIRST GENERAL 3, McCABES 3
Stephan Goetz had two goals for McCabes but that wasnt enough to get away from a 3-3 tie, in a very entertaining hockey game.Â Andy Marshall and Dan Dalzell each had two points (1G, 1A) for First General
First General: Andy Marshall, Dan Dalzell, Brad Mickus
McCabes: Stephen Goetz (2), Rick Moroz
A four goal first period outburst sparked Bobby O’Briens to thier first win of the 2008-2009 season. with a 6-1 drubbing of the Piranhas. Ryan Winters led the attack with a hat trick and added one assist in the win, while Jeremy Cooney added 3 assists. The Piranhas could not capitalize on their opportunities to keep the game close in the first period which ultimately led to a Bobby O’ Briens win.
Bobby O’ Briens: Ryan Winters (3), Rob Craig, Todd Smiley, Kent Stuckey
Piranhas: Rob Lal
TIM HORTONS 2, MELITRON 1
Tim Hortons used yet another great defensive effort to slip by Melitron 2-1. Melitron struck first blood scoring early in the first while Tim Hortons quickly responded with two goals before the end of the first period to take the lead for good.
Tim Hortons: Geoff Teasdale, Mike Selman
Melitron: Kevin Mantha
BILLINGS 8, WELLINGTON BREWERY 2
Mike Alarie’s hat trick led the Billings attack while Brian Rawbone added a goal and three assists to help Billings get the win. After leading the game 2-1 going into the second period Billings exploded for six second period goals to ice the victory.
Billings: Mike Alarie (3), Jeff McDonald (2), Chris Billings, Beppy Toscan, Brian Rawbone
Wellington: S. Parson (2)
STATE FARM 5, FIRST GENERAL 2
Dave Iacocca (2G, 1A), and Peter Curtis (1G, 2A) both had three point nights to lead State Farm to their first win of the 08-09 campaign.
State Farm: Dave Iacocca (2), Peter Curtis, Brad Roach, Eric Brohman
First General: Scott Currie-Mills, Don Dalzell
DOOGIES 11, CHIEFS 2
Dan Connelly had a hat trick and added an assist for Doogies in the whitewashing of The Chiefs in B Division action. A 6-1 lead going into the second period was more than enough for Doogies to hold on for the win.
Doogies: Dan Connelly (3), Will Mackenzie (2), Ryan Adshade (2), Jimmy Gordon, Dean Fair, Ian Malcolm, Kevin McAra
Chiefs: Michael Byrne, J.P. O’Connor
McCABES 4, POUR HOUSE 0
Shawn Vervoort earned the first shutout of the GARHL Season for McCabes in the win, while four different scorers led a balanced McCabes attack to victory.
McCabes: Bob Hahn, Carey Dewitt, Dave Nichol, Lyndsay Boire
Pour House: None
ALCO VALVES Def. CURWINS via Forfeit.
Curwins could not ice a team on Monday night which led to Alco getting the win.