Club Oxford Playoffs 2019

Things should heat up a little now

A Final

A Semifinals

A Goalies

B Final

B Semifinals

B Goalies

 
     

Playoff overtime will be 3 on 3 until a winner emerges.
Minor penalties in the overtime will be reduced to one minute.
If a penalty is called the non-offending team adds a player. Penalized player remains in the box for 1 minute (minor penalty). When he comes out teams play 4 on 4 until a stoppage occurs, then we revert back to 3 on 3.

 

'A' Division Finals (6 -point series)

Agrospray vs Re/Max 

Agro came out ahead on the regular-season matchups by winning 5 of 9 but only by a combined score of 35 to 31. One of these games finished as a tie. This series will be decided on goaltending. Both teams went to the sparelist during the semis so it may depend on which team has the healthiest starter. Both teams have an offensive d-man : Evan Chute can lug it for Agro while Brady Sutherland of Re/Max is quite able to go to the other coast. Travis Horvath and Adam Vandepoele lead the offence for Agro but look for Matt Wight, Joe Thorburn and Shane Balcomb to do some damage for Re/Max.

Averaging almost 8 goals per game in the finals, the Agro boys were unstoppable.

  Won Lost Tied G.F. G.A. Points
Agrospray
3 1 0 31 17 6
Re/Max
1 3 0 17 31 2

 Sunday Mar 24
 Agrospray 9   Re/Max 2

1st Period
A 1518 - Chute: DeWachter, Koteles
A 1103 - DeWachter: Davis
R 1041 - Thorburn: Balazs, Balcomb
A 830 - Horvath
A 500 - R. Bruckler: DeWachter, Chute

2nd Period
A 1323 - DeWachter: Chute,
A 1156 - Jansen
R 1139 - Balcomb: Balazs, Thorburn
A 1111 - Vandepoele
A 1016 - Horvath: J. Bruckler, Davis
A 922 - R. Bruckler: Koteles

Gignac 2GA
Buchner 9GA

Evan Chute put Agro on the board early when his point shot made it through traffic. Josh DeWachter made it 2-0 when he had a wrister go off a defender in front. Joe Thorburn got Re/Max on the board when he finished off a very nice passing play. Travis Horvath made it 3-1 when he wristed one home off a turnover. Ryan Bruckler converted on a pass out front to make it 4-1 Agrospray. DeWachter got his second of the night made it 5-1 when he backhanded one in along the goal line. Kyle Jansen forced a turnover and then made a move in close to extend the lead to five goals. Shane Balcomb got one of them back when he wired home a wrister from a few feet away. Adam Vandepoele made it 7-1 when he knocked one in from the doorstep. Horvath added his second of the night when he one handed the puck in as he fell in the slot. Ryan Bruckler netted his second of the night when he slapped one in from the side of the net.
Well, Agro finally found their scoring touch. They came out flying with non-stop pressure through the whole game. They were able to get the bounces when needed and Gignac and the defence made Re/Max work for any chances they got. Re/Max would like to forget this game. Nothing seemed to work as the passes were just out of reach and the bounces ended up in the back of the net. If they can reset, they will be able to rebound for game 2.
Josh DeWachter had 2 goals and 2 assists, Evan Chute had a goal and assist for Agrospray. Shane Balcomb, Joe Thorburn and Scott Balazs each had 2 points for Re/Max.

 
 Wednesday Mar 27
 Re/Max 7   Agrospray 6   

1st Period
R 1511 - VanYmeren: Balcomb, Verbruggen
A 1336 - Phillips: Rohrer, Jeffries
R 025 - VanYmeren (sh): Thorburn

2nd Period
A 1723 - Jansen (pp): Rohrer, Phillips
A 1633 - Brooks: Davis
R 1434 - VanYmeren: Thorburn, Turner
A 1354 - Jansen: Jeffries
A 1321 - Phillips: Jansen, Rohrer
R 1123 - Balcomb: VanYmeren, Turner
R 1115 - Thorburn: VanYmeren
R 807 - Sutherland
A 701 - J. Bruckler: DeWachter, Horvath
R 551 - VanYmeren: Balcomb, Thorburn

Buchner 6GA
Gignac 7GA

Spare Brady VanYmeren opened things for Re/Max when he let a low wrister go off the post and in. Aaron Phillips tied it up for Agro when he let a wrist shot go top corner. VanYmeren scored a shorty from the slot to make it 2-1 before the end of the first. Kyle Jansen tied it up on the powerplay when he found a loose puck near the crease. Spare Tyler Brooks made it 3-2 Agro when he let a low slapper go from a bad angle. VanYmeren notched the hat trick with a point shot through traffic to tie it back up. Kyle Jansen put Agro up again when he got in close and went backhand over the glove. Aaron Phillips one-timed a cross ice pass to make it 5-3 Agro. Shane Balcomb got one back for Re/Max when he found himself with an open net. Joe Thorburn tied it up with a wrister off rush. Brady Sutherland made it 6-5 Re/Max when he let a rising slapper go from just inside the blue line. Jordan Bruckler answered back when he redirected a point shot at the side of the net. VanYmeren added his 4th of the night when he wristed one from in close to make the final 7-6.
The first period was a bit of a cat and mouse game where both teams made some attempts but kept it defensively minded. The second period opened up the shooting range and it was back and forth the rest of the night. Re/Max had a solid game and a huge night from Brady VanYmeren who seemed to have the golden touch. They are hoping the momentum carries over to game 3. Agrospray was firing all night, but just came up short when they couldn't quite beat Re/Max's shutdown defence the last 5 minutes. The good thing is that Agro's secondary scoring stepped up and will need to do so again in the rest of the games as well.
Brady VanYmeren had 4 goals and 2 assists and Joe Thorburn had 4 points for Re/Max. Aaron Phillips, Kyle Jansen and Brandon Rohrer had 3 point nights for Agro.

 
 Thursday Mar 28
 Agrospray 8   Re/Max 5

1st Period
A 1604 - Phillips: Koteles, DeWachter
A 1523 - Horvath (pp): Rohrer
R 1500 - Balazs: Balcomb, Thorburn
A 1139 - DeWachter: Davis, Koteles
R 603 - Thorburn: Balcomb, Balazs

2nd Period
R 1408 - Balazs: Turner, Balcomb
A 1253 - Horvath (sh): Vandepoele
R 1142 - Balazs (pp): Verbruggen, Thorburn
A 1029 - Chute
R 919 - Turner: Balcomb, Thorburn
A 249 - Jansen: Chute, Davis
A 039 - Rohrer (en): Chute, Davis
A 010 - Horvath (en)

Gignac 5GA
Buchner 6GA

Agrospray got on the board first when Aaron Phillips found himself alone in the slot. Travis Horvath made it 2-0 on the powerplay when he one-timed in a cross ice pass. Scott Balazs got one back for Re/Max when he made a move in close to tuck one in. Josh DeWachter made it 3-1 when he tipped in a point shot. Joe Thorburn got it to 3-2 when he took a pass in the slot. Balazs tied it up with his second of the night with a redirect at the side of the net. Horvath put Agro ahead again with a shorthanded wrister from the high slot. Balazs notched the hat trick and tied it back up at 4 when he took a slap pass and wired it in. Evan Chute made it 5-4 Agro when he picked off a clearing attempt and let a laser of a wrist shot go. Cory Turner tied it up once more when his point shot went off a defender and in. Kyle Jansen made it 6-5 Agro when he redirected a point shot. Brand Rohrer added an empty-netter to make it 7-5. Horvath got the hat trick in to an empty net to close this one out 8-5.
This game picked up where game 2 left off. Both teams have adopted the run and gun style, which makes for some entertaining hockey. Agrospray was able to attack from every line tonight and are ever so dangerous with their rushing defencemen. They have that scoring taste that doesn't look to be slowing down. Re/Max is showing they deserve to be here with the matching of Agro's offence. They are relying heavily on their top line and if they can find some secondary scoring, they will be just as dangerous. Game 4 looks to be great.
Travis Horvath had a hat trick, Jason Davis and Evan Chute had 3 point nights for Agro. Scott Balazs had a hat trick and assist, Shane Balcomb and Joe Thorburn had 4 point nights for Re/Max.

 
 
 Sunday Mar 31
 Agrospray 8   Re/Max 3

1st Period
R 1650 - Wight: Sutherland
A 1628 - J. Bruckler: Vandepoele, Horvath
A 1230 - Horvath: Jansen, Davis
A 1154 - J. Bruckler: Vandepoele, Horvath
R 1036 - Sutherland
R 304 - Lichtensteiger: Sutherland
A 249 - Vandepoele: Davis, Chute
A 047 - Jansen: Phillips

2nd Period
A 1409 - Rohrer
A 836 - Davis: Phillips
A 745 - Chute: Vandepoele

Gignac 3GA
Buchner 8GA

Matt Wight scored first for Re/Max with a low point shot through some legs. Jordan Bruckler tied it up for Agro when he found a rebound in the crease. Travis Horvath made it 2-1 Agro when he got a pass in the slot. Bruckler notched his second of the night when he redirected one in as he rushed the net. Brady Sutherland picked off a clearing attempt and ripped home a wrister to make it 3-2. Dom Lichtensteiger tied it up for Re/Max when he got sprung on a breakaway. Adam Vandepoele restored Agro's lead when he let a low wrister go from the circle. Kyle Jansen made it 5-3 before the end of the period when he finished off a cross-ice pass. Brandon Rohrer made it 6-3 Agro when he banked one in off the goalie. Jason Davis scored with a wrister on the glove side and Evan Chute did the same on the blocker side to make the final 8-5 and to win the A Division Championship.
Adam Vandepoele had a goal and 3 assists for Agrospray. Brady Sutherland had a goal and 2 assists for Re/Max.

 
 Agrospray wins the 'A' Championship

 

 


'A' Division Semifinals (6 -point series)

Agrospray vs Fody's 

Agro dominated the regular-season matchups by winning 6 of 9 by a combined score of 45 to 34 but they stumbled a bit on their way to the finish line as Fody's won the last 2 meetings. If the green team can draw on this momentum and pay attention to Travis Horvath anything is possible. Actually Travis hasn't had a hatty in 2 months so maybe he won't be a factor :>)

Travis may not have recorded a hatty but 7 goals in 5 playoff games was huge.

  Won Lost Tied G.F. G.A. Points
Agrospray
3 2 0 22 16 6
Fody's
2 3 0 16 22 4

 Wednesday Mar 6
 Agrospray 7   Fody's 4

1st Period
F 1602 - VanQuaethem: McKenzie, Sanders
A 847 - Horvath: K. Jansen, VanKooten
A 557 - Koteles (pp): S. Jansen, Jeffries
F 513 - VanQuaethem: Matthews, Jacko
F 254 - Bull: Spitzke, VanVelzer
A 030 - Koteles: S. Jansen, Vandepoele

2nd Period
A 1416 - Davis
A 809 - DeWachter: Chute, Horvath
A 423 - DeWachter: Horvath, Jeffries
A 311 - Horvath
F 139 - Velthove: Swick

Gignac 4GA
Hopper 7GA

Spare Joe VanQuaethem opened things for Fody's as he put a backhand on a rebound. Travis Horvath tied it up for Agro when he was able to knock one in through a scrum in the crease. Chris Koteles made it 2-1 Agro when he scored on the powerplay from the top of the blue paint. VanQuaethem added a second when he was found room between the goalie and post to tie it up. Kurtis Bull put Fody's back out front when he let a wrister go from the circle. Koteles notched his second when he popped one in from the doorstep. Jason Davis have Agro the lead when he picked off a clearing attempt and wristed one home. Josh DeWachter made it 5-3 when he scored from his knees at the side of the net. DeWachter scored again when he converted a pass out front. Horvath made it 7-3 when he let a wrister go, post-in. Brian Velthove added one more for Fody's when he slapped in a pass out front.
This one started strong for both teams as Fody's knew they had to pressure early. Agro was able to counter that with some solid back-checking that lead to some chances. Agro was able to pull away in the second with some timely scoring from Josh DeWachter and were able to keep Fody's to the outside for shots. Fody's was in this one, just coming up short in the second.
Travis Horvath had 2 goals and 2 assists for Agrospray. Joe VanQuaethem had 2 goals for Fody's.

 
 Sunday Mar 10
 Agrospray 6   Fody's 3

1st Period
A 1448 - DeWachter: J. Bruckler
F 1213 - French: Bull, Swick
F 318 - Spitzke: French, Bull
A 051 - Chute

2nd Period
A 1229 - Horvath: DeWachter
A 728 - Jansen: Vandepoele, Chute
A 638 - Horvath
F 443 - Sanders: Brooks, K. VanKooten
A 352 - Vandepoele: Jansen, Chute

Gignac 3GA
Hopper 6GA

Josh DeWachter scored first for Agro when he got a bounce from a shot from behind the net. Darrick French tied it up for Fody's when he let a slapper go from the slot. Jordan Spitzke have Fody's the lead when he had one bounce off him and in. Evan Chute tied it up before the end of the period in a coast to coast rush that spun over the line. Travis Horvath made it 3-2 Agro when he circled the net and let a backhander loose. Kyle Jansen was able to make it 4-2 when he was able to help a shot a long and through the goalie. Horvath made it 5-2 when he let a high wrister go over the goalie's shoulder. Chris Sanders made it 5-3 when he tapped in a cross ice pass. Adam Vandepoele answered back when he knocked in a cross crease pass.
This game was closer than the score would let on. Both teams were trying to pick their spots while playing shut down defence. Agrospray was able to use their speed to get some advantages in the second. With a couple quick goals, they seemed to take Fody's out of it in the second. Fody's started off well in this one and were neck and neck until those 2 goals. They rebounded a bit, but will need to find a way to keep the pressure on if they want to prolong the series.
Evan Chute had a goal and 2 assists for Agrospray. Darrick French had a goal and assist, Kurtis Bull had 2 assists for Fody's.

 
 Wednesday March 13
 Fody's 2   Agrospray 1   
1st Period
A 1321 - Vandepoele: Jansen, Chute
F 1108 - Meron: Belaen

2nd Period
F 1322 - VanVelzer: Spitzke, Jacko

Hopper 1GA
Gignac 2GA

Adam Vandepoele opened things for Agro when he let a slapper go from the slot. Spencer Meron tied it up for Fody's when he had a partial break and went upstairs off the goalie's shoulder. Rob VanVelzer gave Fody's the lead when he found a rebound in the slot and drove it home.
Fody's came out strong in this one, maybe using some top tier firepower they shouldn't have. It was a solid game with solid defence and goaltending. If they can keep it going, it should be a very tough finish for Agro. Agro had some great chances and a couple powerplays, but couldn't pull the trigger on more goals. They pressured all night, but Fody's was up for the challenge. Game 4 should be a classic.
Spencer Meron and Rob VanVelzer had the goals for Fody's. Adam Vandepoele had the goal for Agrospray.

 
 
Sunday March 17 @ 8:15
 Fody's 6    Agrospray 5 

1st Period
F 1245 - Velthove
F 1125 - Spitzke: Homick, Bull
A 532 - J. Bruckler: Jeffries, Horvath
F 501 - Meron: Velthove, Belaen
F 439 - Jacko: Belaen, Meron
F 245 - B. VanYmeren: Matthews, Homick

2nd Period
F 1432 - Bull: Spitzke, Belaen
A 1335 - Horvath: Chute, Vandepoele
A 1100 - Rohrer: Jansen, Phillips
A 949 - Horvath: J. Bruckler, Vandepoele
A 601 - J. Bruckler: Jeffries

Hopper 5GA
Cebulak 6GA

Brian Velthove scored first for Fody's when he let a wrister go from the slot. Jordan Spitzke made it 2-0 when he tipped one home from just outside the crease. Jordan Bruckler made it 2-1 when he tipped in a point shot for Agrospray. Spencer Meron made it 3-1 when the puck ricocheted off a couple legs in front. Andre Jacko made it 4-1 when he walked into a slapper and found the net. Spare Brady VanYmeren made it 5-1 before the end of the first when he got a breakaway and went glove side. Kurtis Bull made it 6-1 when he knocked in a rebound from the side of the net. Travis Horvath started a comeback for Agro when he wristed home a cross ice pass. Brandon Rohrer brought it closer when his wrister went blocker side. Horvath made it 6-4 by redirecting a shot through traffic. Bruckler added his second of the night when he he let a hard wrister go post-in to make it a nailbiter. Despite constant pressure in the last minute, 6-5 would be he final.
Fody's came out on fire in this one, putting Agro on their heels early. They controlled the first period at both ends. With 6 different scorers they made it hard for Agro to mount a plan for defense. However, after some encouraging words at the break by Coach Chute, Agrospray fell back on their old stand by: score and score some more. Agro dominated the play for the rest of the second and kept Fody's scrambling. If there was another 30 seconds, we would probably have went to overtime. Game 5 should be a bitter battle.
Kyle Belaen had 3 assists for Fody's. Jordan Bruckler and Travis Horvath each had 2 goals and an assist for Agrospray.

 
Wednesday March 20 @ 8:15
Agrospray 3   Fody's 1

1st Period
A 1040 - Chute: Vandepoele, Davis

2nd Period
A 1655 - Horvath: VanYmeren, Jansen
F 1401 - Velthove: Jacko, Meron
A 555 - VanYmeren: Jansen

Lee 1GA
Hopper 3GA

Evan Chute put Agro on the board first as he cut in and potted one under the blocker. Travis Horvath made it 2-0 early in the second when he got his own rebound and tucked it in. Brian Velthove made it 2-1 when he took a pass in the slot from behind the net. Spare Brady VanYmeren restored the 2-goal lead when he snuck in behind the defenceman and backhanded one upstairs.
This game was an exceptional one with back and forth action at blazing speed. Agrospray had a solid backup in net, but they really kept the pressure on in the other end too. When goals have been hard to come by, they found a way to breakthrough with their speed. Fody's was in this one and it was a game that could have went the other way with some puck luck. A great series that surprised some by going the distance.
Kyle Jansen and spare Brady VanYmeren had 2-point nights for Agro. Brian Velthove had the goal for Fody's.

 
 
 
Agro wins series and advances to finals vs Re/Max

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Re/Max vs Verne's 

Over the regular season Re/Max won 5 of the 9 meetings but only by a combined score of 33 to 32. One game was decided in overtime, one was still tied after overtime and 3 others were decided by a single goal so these teams match up very well. Look for this series to go the distance.

A very even series that could have gone either way. The 2 overtime wins by Re/Max made the difference.

  Won Lost G.F. G.A. Points
Re/Max 3 2 16 17 6
Verne's 2 3 17 16 4

 Wednesday Mar 6
 Verne's 5   Re/Max 2

1st Period
V 1404 - B. VanYmeren: Sweazey, Furlong
V 1224 - D. VanWyk: K. Smith

2nd Period
R 1039 - Lichtensteiger: McKibbin
V 1029 - A. VanWyk: D. VanWyk
V 519 - B. Martin: A. VanWyk
V 221 - K. Smith: Sweazey, A. VanWyk
R 135 - Stewart: Parsons

Hilliard 2GA
Buchner 5GA

Spare Brady VanYmeren scored first for Verne's when he was able to walk in and let a high wrister go. Dave VanWyk made it 2-0 when he let a wrister go from the slot. Dom Lichtensteiger made it 2-1 when he finished off a 2-on-1 with a one-timer. Andrew VanWyk answered right back when he let a wrister go off the post and in. Brad Martin made it 4-1 Verne's when he found a rebound at the side of the net. Kyle Smith made it 5-1 when his wrister in close found the back of the net. Brent Stewart made it 5-2 on a one-timer late, but that was as close as they would get.
Verne's came out strong in this and were able to score early to take some control. With some line juggling, they were able to keep Re/Max guessing, while the defence and back-checking made it tough for Re/Max all night. There was some frustration on Re/Max's part as they ended up missing the net a lot just trying to get shots close. They did very well killing off a 4-minute Verne's powerplay. This series is far from over.
Andrew VanWyk had a goal and 2 assists for Verne's. Dom Lichtensteiger and Brent Stewart scored for Re/Max.

 
 Sunday Mar 10
 Re/Max 3   Verne's 2   in overtime   

1st Period
V 1548 - D. VanWyk: Jones
V 1434 - Prouse: A. VanWyk, B. Martin
R 805 - Hornby: Fallowfield

2nd Period
R 841 - Balazs: Thorburn, McKibbin

Overtime
R 1708 - Sweetland: Wight, Sutherland

Fallowfield 2GA
Hilliard 3GA

Dave VanWyk put Verne's up early when he let a low snapper go from the slot. Evan Prouse made it 2-0 when he was able to slip one through the 5-hole. Spare Brad Hornby got Re/Max on the board with a rush that ended with a wrister under the blocker. Scott Balazs tied it up in the second when he had a partial breakaway and was able to slide it in. Matt Sweetland was the overtime hero as he was able to finish off a 2-on-1 early in the extra frame.
This game was very fast paced as both teams were playing short. While Verne's scored a couple quick ones, Re/Max was able to withstand the pressure and answer with their own. Some good chances at both ends made for an exciting finish. It's a new year, but these teams always have close games.
Matt Sweetland, Scott Balazs and Brad Hornby scored for Re/Max. Evan Prouse and Dave VanWyk had the goals for Verne's.

 
 Wednesday Mar 13
 Re/Max 6   Verne's 5   in overtime   

1st Period
R 1622 - McKibbin: Sutherland, Wight
V 1605 - D. VanWyk
V 1058 - B. Martin: Prouse
V 1030 - B. Martin
V 809 - Prouse: A. VanWyk, VanYmeren
R 627 - Balcomb: Sutherland

2nd Period
V 1019 - Prouse: Rodgers, D. VanWyk
R 853 - Thorburn: Balcomb, McKibbin
R 837 - Balazs: Thorburn, Balcomb
R 534 - Robinson: Sweetland

Overtime
R 1654 - Sweetland: Thorburn

Fallowfield 5GA
Hilliard 6GA

Josh McKibbin got Re/Max on the board first when he was able to knock one in after a couple chances. Dave VanWyk tied it right back up for Verne's when he wired one top corner coming down the wing. Brad Martin made it 2-1 Verne's when he was falling but able to poke one 5-hole. Martin added his second of the night 28 seconds later when he launched one off the post and in. Evan Prouse made it 4-1 when he finished off a pass at the side of the net. Shane Balcomb got one back for Re/Max when he let one go low on the blocker side. Kyle Jones made it 5-2 when he put a rebound into a yawning cage. Joe Thorburn made it 5-3 when he redirected the puck in while going to the net. Scott Balazs made it 5-4 with a one-timer at the side of the net. Spare Perry Robinson tied it up for Re/Max when he slapped one in from the slot to send this one to overtime. Matt Sweetland was the overtime hero once again as he finished off a 2-on-1 just over a minute in.
Re/Max did well to stay in this one after a shaky start. They were able to turn it around in the second when they kept Verne's to the outside and turned up the offensive pressure. Having the momentum going into OT, they were able to end it quickly. Verne's had everything going in the first. They got a bit frustrated and let Re/Max creep back in, but couldn't stop them once they started. These teams have gone to OT twice and it will be close the rest of the way.
Shane Balcomb and Joe Thorburn had a goal and 2 assists for Re/Max. Brad Martin had 2 goals and Dave VanWyk had a goal and an assist for Verne's.

 
 
  Sunday March 17
 Verne's 3   Re/Max 0
1st Period
V 1502 - D. VanWyk: C. Smith

2nd Period
V 1309 - K. Smith: D. VanWyk, D. Martin
V 105 - A. VanWyk (en): B. Martin, D. VanWyk

Hilliard Shutout
Buchner 2GA

Dave VanWyk opened things up for Verne's when he let a quick shot go from in close. Kyle Smith made it 2-0 in the second when he got his own rebound past a stretched out goalie. Andrew VanWyk added an empty-netter to close this one out and force a game 5.
Verne's wanted this game after losing the last 2 in OT. They kept the pressure up all night and stifled Re/Max on almost every rush. Hilliard stood tall on the opportunities he faced all night. Re/Max was kept to the perimeter a lot in this one, which is tough to get momentum from. 3-0 seems a bit lopsided, but it felt like it could have went to OT again.
Dave VanWyk had a goal and 2 assists for Verne's.

 
  Wednesday March 20
 Re/Max 6    Verne's 2

1st Period
R 1033- Balazs
V 923 - Furlong: Prouse, Rodgers
R 338 - Balazs: Balcomb

2nd Period
R 1523 - Lichtensteiger: Verbruggen, Turner
V 723 - D. VanWyk: K. Smith, Jones
R 221 - Balazs: Thorburn
R 112 - Heleniak (en): Sweetland
R 020 - Balazs: Sutherland

Buchner 2GA
Hilliard 5GA

Scott Balazs opened things for Re/Max as he picked off a clearing attempt and ripped one home. Cody Furlong tied it up for Verne's when his point shot found the back of the net. Balazs notched his second of the night when he took a long lead pass for a breakaway and went to his backhand. Dom Lichtensteiger made it 3-1 when he let a snap shot go to the glove side. Dave VanWyk made it 3-2 when he let a wrister go over a falling goalie. Balazs finished the hat trick when he was able to finish off a 2-on-1. Matt Heleniak added an empty-netter to make it 5-1. Balazs added another late one to put a stamp on this series.
This game had a bit of an edge to it, as most games between these two teams do. Re/Max scored first and were able to build off that all game. They almost got in trouble as things got rough, but they killed off a penalty in the second to keep Verne's at bay. Verne's were trying to match Re/Max's offensive pressure, but it led to some defensive struggles early on. As things got a little bit chippy they were able to get Re/Max off their game a bit, but couldn't capitalize on the scoreboard. A classic series between these two that could have gone to either team.
Scott Balazs had 4 goals for Re/Max. Cody Furlong and Dave VanWyk had the goals for Verne's.

 
 
Re/Max wins series and advances to finals vs Agro
 




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Goalie Performance Games G.A. Avg Shutouts
Jesse Hilliard (Verne's)
5 16 3.20 1
Mark Gignac (Agro)
7 26 3.71 0
Shawn Hopper (Fody's)
5 22 4.40 0
Greg Buchner (Re/Max)
7 38 5.43 0
         
Tommy Lee (spare)
1 1 1.00 0
Matt Fallowfield (spare)
2 7 3.50 0
Sean Cebulak (spare)
1 6 6.00 0
         

 

HAT TRICKS
Scott Balazs (Re/Max) Mar 20, Mar 28
Brady VanYmeren (spare) Mar 27
Travis Horvath (Agro) Mar 28

 

 

 

 

 


 

'B' Division Final

 Team Visscher vs McKenzie CarQuest    (6-point series) 

CarQuest had a very slight edge during the regular season as they won 3 of 5.  Each team scored a total of 17 goals in these matchups. CarQuest won the first 3 games while Team Visscher won the last 2. Look for this great matchup to go the distance.

Fans were not disappointed as this series played out to the max. Goaltending was superb as Nolan Collard out-dueled Brady Silverthorn by the narrowest of margins.

 

  Won Lost G.F. G.A. Points
 Team Visscher 3 2 10 9 6
 CarQuest 2 3 9 10 4

Thursday March 21
Team Visscher 2   Carquest 1

1st Period
V 1105 - Wilson: Evanitski, Haegens

2nd Period
M 251 - Davis: Ferguson, McKenzie
V 033 - Visscher: Koteles

Collard 1GA
Silverthorn 2GA

Cody Wilson scored first for Team Visscher when he crashed the crease and put in a rebound. Andrew Davis tied it up late in the second when he walked out from the corner and wristed one upstairs. Alex Visscher scored in the final minute as the net was coming off to give Team Visscher the win. A bit of controversy but it was determined that the defending team was responsible for the net being dislodged.
This game was a bit of a feeling out game to set the tone for the series. Team Visscher was able to pressure a bit more from in close and stifle progress over their blue line most of the night. Carquest had a few chances, but the goalie seemed to be magnetic in drawing pucks to him. Their defence stood up against the speed of Team Visscher. It will be a very even series the rest of the way.
Cody Wilson and Alex Visscher had the goals for Team Visscher. Andrew Davis had the goal for Carquest.

 
 Sunday March 24
Team Visscher 5   Carquest 2

1st Period
V 1255 - Haggith: Rosato, Coldham
M 652 - Ferguson: Smith, Bishop
M 111 - Ferguson (pp): Bishop, Smith
V 002 - Evanitski

2nd Period
V 1659 - Koteles
V 1017 - Haegens: Wilson, Evanitski
V 120 - Maerten (en): Haggith, Coldham

Collard 2GA
Silverthorn 4GA

Jesse Haggith opened the scoring for Team Visscher when he found a loose puck in the slot. Brett Ferguson tied it up for Carquest when he got a couple chances at the rebound. Ferguson notched his second of the night when he took a pass in the slot. Mike Evanitski tied it up in the dying seconds of the first with a wrister from the far boards. Jason Koteles continued the momentum early in the second when he went to his backhand after a steal inside the zone. Mike Haegens made it 4-2 when he pounced on a loose puck in a scramble outside the crease. Marty Maerten added an empty-netter to close this one out.
Team Visscher was able to take control in the second period and keep Carquest to the outside on shots and chances. They were able to get some secondary scoring to make them dangerous all night. They were able to clog the neutral zone and take advantage of their chances when they came up. Carquest was missing their scoring leader, but had a solid first period. The pucks just seemed to bounce and the passes were just a bit off in the second, making it hard to get any quality chances. They will have to play a little looser to get some of their mojo back in Game 3.
Chris Coldham, Jesse Haggith and Mike Evanitski had 2 point nights for Team Visscher. Brett Ferguson had 2 goals while Cory Smith and Nate Bishop each had 2 assists for Carquest.

 
 Wednesday Mar 27
 Carquest 3    Team Visscher 0   

1st Period
M 750 - Smith: Kobayashi, Ferguson

2nd Period
M 1643 - Clergy
M 1110 - Myny

Silverthorn Shutout
Collard 3GA

Cory Smith let a hard wrister go from the slot to put Carquest up in the first period. Gerry Clergy made it 2-0 when he stole the puck and went 5-hole early in the second. Andrew Myny forced a turnover and was able to find the 5-hole to make it 3-0 in this one.
Carquest came out strong in this one with a lot of pressure and good chances. A strong performance by Brady Silverthorn and a defence that clogged the middle of the ice kept Team Visscher's speed to the outside. Team Visscher had some chances, but just couldn't get things going. They were under siege all night and that pressure led to a couple turnovers that ended up in the back of the net.
Cory Smith, Gerry Clergy and Andrew Myny had the goals for Carquest.

 
 Sunday Mar 31
 Carquest 2   Team Visscher 1

1st Period
M 427 - Hanson: Davis, Ferguson

2nd Period
M 1238 - Smith: Davis
V 807 - Koteles: Visscher, Mullholland

Silverthorn 1GA
Collard 2GA

Wil Hanson scored first for Carquest when he went upstairs from a bad angle. Cory Smith made it 2-0 when he jammed in a rebound in the crease. Jason Koteles cut the lead in half when he finished off a 2-on-1.
Andrew Davis had 2 assists, Cory Smith notched his second in a row game winner for Carquest. Jason Koteles had the goal for Team Visscher.

 
 Tuesday April 2nd
Team Visscher 2   McKenzie Carquest 1

1st Period
V 826 - Byron
V 452 - VanLagen: Visscher, Rockx

2nd Period
M 756 - Davis

Collard 1GA
Silverthorn 2GA

Spare Stephen Byron opened things up for Team Visscher when he let a point shot go through traffic. Spare Jordan VanLagen one-timed in a pass on a 2-on-1 to make it 2-0 Team Visscher. Andrew Davis got one back when he won the faceoff and took the puck to the net. That's as close as it got as Team Visscher held on to win the B Division Championship.
Stephen Byron and Jordan VanLagen had goals for Team Visscher. Andrew Davis had the goal for Carquest.

 
Team Visscher wins the 'B' Championship

 

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'B' Division Semifinals

 McKenzie CarQuest vs Airmount Farms    (4-point series) 

CarQuest had the edge during the regular season as they won 3 of 5.  The goal differential was only 19 to 13 so this should be a tight series. Airmount will be playing the opener short-handed due to suspensions. As well, they have been without regular season goaltender Robert Nant so the team will have to overcome these challenges.

A very tidy series by goaltender Brady Silverthorn who limited Airmount to a goal a game.

  Won Lost G.F. G.A. Points

CarQuest

2 0 7 2 4
Airmount 0 2 2 7 0

'B' Division Semifinals
Thursday March 14
Carquest 2    Airmount 1

1st Period
A 1705 - Savage: Anderson
M 1310 - Bain: Ferguson, Davis
M 228 - Davis: Smith, Byron

2nd Period
No Scoring

Silverthorn 1GA
Burton 2GA

Spare Kyle Savage opened things up quickly for Airmount when he was able to cut through the slot and tuck one in the 5-hole. Tyler Bain tied it up for Carquest when he let a low-slapper go from the circle. Andrew Davis made it 2-1 Carquest when he was able to get a backhander through under the goalie's arm.
Carquest started off on the wrong end as they gave up a quick one, but once they got their line juggling figured out, they were able to keep the pressure on Airmount most of the game. They played solid defence and had a bunch of chances, but were stymied a bunch in close. Airmount played a strong game without 4 of their top players in the lineup. They couldn't pressure like Carquest, but were able to get their chances. A couple bad bounces and missed passes were the difference in this one. Both teams did well with a short bench.
Andrew Davis had a goal and assist, Tyler Bain had a goal for Carquest. Kyle Savage had the goal for Airmount.

 
 
 Sunday March 17 @ 5:45
Carquest 5    Airmount 1

1st Period
M 1709 - Ferguson: Davis, Smith
M 1431 - Smith (pp): Davis, McKenzie

2nd Period
M 1515 - Hanson
M 807 - Smith: Ferguson, Price
M 751 - Davis: Smith, Price
A 319 - Russell: Stubbs, Rockx

Silverthorn 1GA
Burton 5GA

Brett Ferguson put Carquest up early when he let a short wrister go from in close. Cory Smith made it 2-0 when he tapped one in at the side of the net on the powerplay. Wil Hanson made it 3-0 for Carquest with a long point shot through traffic. Smith notched his second of the night when he knocked in a rebound. Andrew Davis made it 5-0 when he went upstairs while rushing down the wing. Nick Russell broke the goose egg for Airmount when he took a long lead pass and made no mistake on the partial break.
Carquest came out with a ton of pressure in this one. Some line juggling led to a breakout night by Cory Smith with a 4-point performance, which helped open up the ice for Carquest. With an all around solid game, both offensively and defensively, they were showing why they were the top of the league most of the year. Airmount was in this one up until 3-0, then the frustration set in. They didn't give up, but started looking for the long pass, which was hard to get through the Grey Wall.
Cory Smith had 2 goals and 2 assists for Carquest. Nick Russell had the goal for Airmount.

 
CarQuest wins series and advances to finals vs Team Visscher

 

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Team Visscher vs Copper Mug   (6-point series)  

Team Visscher came out ahead on the regular-season matchups winning 3 of 5 by a combined score of 20 to 9. The Muggers won two close ones by identical 3-2 scores, one in overtime. Visscher is backstopped by Vezina winner Nolan Collard who doesn't let too many by so the Muggers will need to work hard in their own end to limit scoring chances especialy by the high-flying Abe Friesen. Muggers will look to Dylan Cronmiller to be the difference maker.

Collard didn't let too many get by him which made it tough for the Muggers.

  Won Lost G.F. G.A. Points

Visscher

3 0 13 3 6
 Copper Mug 0 2 3 13 0

Team Visscher wins series 6-0 and advances to finals vs CarQuest

 Wednesday Feb 27   
 Team Visscher 2   Copper Mug 1

1st Period
V 1717 - Rosato: Friesen, VanKasteren
V 1154 - Koteles
C 306 - Hughes: Colfax, Lisabeth

2nd Period
No Scoring

Collard 1GA
Roloson 2GA

Joe Rosato scored first for Team Visscher when he was able to knock in a pass out front. Jason Koteles made it 2-0 off a turnover behind the net for an easy tuck in. Alex Hughes got Mug on the board when he converted on a cross-crease pass to make it 2-1. No scoring in the second made that the final.
A solid game by both teams. Team Visscher battled through a tough game by Mug to grab the victory in this one. It was a faster paced Mug squad and they kept the pressure on the whole game. Team Visscher will have to find a way to keep scoring, but keep their defence intact. Mug played their best all around game in awhile. Hopefully they can use their frustration to breakthrough in Game 2.
Joe Rosato and Jason Koteles had the goals for Team Visscher. Alex Hughes had the tally for Mug.

 
 Sunday March 3
 Team Visscher 3   Copper Mug 1

1st Period
V 413 - Rosato: Rockx

2nd Period
V 1753 - Koteles: Maerten
C 1450 - Thomsen: Cronmiller, Nevill
V 1221 - Rosato: Mullholland

Collard 1GA
Roloson 3GA

Joe Rosato scored the lone marker of the first for Team Visscher when he was able to knock in his own rebound on the doorstep. Jason Koteles made it 2-0 when he rushed in off the opening faceoff of the second and wristed one home. Nic Thomsen made it 2-1 when he finished off a nice cross ice pass. Rosato added his second of the night (and 6th in the last 4) when he slapped in a pass from behind the net.
This game seemed sporadic in its tempo as there was a lot of time in the neutral zone with occasional breakthroughs. Team Visscher is relying on Joe Rosato's hot stick to score while also focusing a lot on defence and breaking up plays. Mug seemed to be a little flat-footed to start but stuck in the game. As the pressure built it seemed the simple passes and plays were harder to do. They need to find a way in game 3 and deserve to extend this series after the play so far.
Joe Rosato had two goals for Team Visscher. Nic Thomsen had the goal for Mug.

 
 Thursday March 7   
 Team Visscher 8   Copper Mug 1

1st Period
V 1531 - Haegens: Wilson, Friesen
V 1353 - Friesen
V 1012 - Maerten: Rockx, Lagrandeur
V 725 - Maerten: Friesen, Rockx

2nd Period
V 1708 - Friesen
V 1207 - Maerten: Rosato, Coldham
V 1142 - Rosato: Reeves, Koteles
C 908 - Cronmiller: MacDonald, Harden
V 535 - Rosato: Evanitski

Collard 1GA
Roloson 8GA

Mike Haegens found a loose puck in close and gave Team Visscher the early lead. Abe Friesen made it 2-0 when he was able to rush in by himself and let a wrister go. Marty Maerten made it 3-0 when he notched one from the bottom of the circle. Maerten added a second for himself when he was gifted a big rebound in the slot. Friesen got his second of the night when he let a low slapper go from the circle. Maerten notched the hatty when he found another rebound just outside the crease. Joe Rosato made it 7-0 with a wrister midway through the period. Dylan Cronmiller finally got Mug on the board when he slapped one home from faceoff dot. Rosato added another one to make the final 8-1 in this one.
Abe Friesen had 2 goals and 2 assists and Marty Maerten had a hat trick for Team Visscher. Dylan Cronmiller had a goal for Mug.

 
 Visscher wins series

 

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 McKenzie CarQuest vs Source for Sports    (4-point series) 

While CarQuest dominated the regular season by winning 4 of 5 the goal differential was only 26 to 19 so this could be a tight series. Source has a bit of momentum by vitue of winning the last meeting but they will have to give special attention to scoring champion Andrew Davis who averaged just over 2 points per game in the regular season.

Source kept it close in the first 2 games but the scoring power of CarQuest came through in the deciding game.

  Won Lost G.F. G.A. Points

CarQuest

2 1 10 7 4
Source  1 2 7 10 2

 Wednesday Feb 27   
 Carquest 3   Source for Sports 2   in overtime

1st Period
S 1752 - Ryan: Corbeil
S 720 - Jensen: Neu, Lee

2nd Period
M 1014 - Davis: Devlin, Kersten
M 426 - Clergy: Shearer, Pereira

Overtime
M 1422 - Davis: Ferguson, Hanson

Silverthorn 2GA
Klyn 3GA

Joe Ryan wasted little time getting Source on the board as he was able to rush off the face off and put one upstairs 8 seconds in. Adam Jensen made it 2-0 when he finished off a 2-on-1 where he went upstairs. Andrew Davis made it 2-1 when he got in a partial breakaway. Gerry Clergy tied it when his shot just got through the goalie and over the line. Davis got in close in overtime and made no mistake with his hard shot.
Source came out swinging to start this one and looked to be in control, building off their last meeting. A very solid effort that should make a tough series for the opposition. Carquest seemed to be a little shell shocked throughout the first half of this one. They were able to limit the damage until they could swing the momentum. Once they forced it to OT, it felt like they had the upper hand.
Andrew Davis had 2 goals for Carquest. Joe Ryan and Adam Jensen had the goals for Source.

 
Sunday March 3
Source for Sports 3    Carquest 1 

1st Period
S 911 - Wallace: Neu, Jensen

2nd Period
S 1535 - Neu: Wallace, Rowe
M 1334 - Devlin: Clergy
S 1110 - Robb: Rowe

Klyn 1GA
Silverthorn 3GA

Jayme Wallace scored first for Source when he let a slapper go from the top of the circle. Laura Neu made it 2-0 when she tipped in a shot on the way through traffic. Christian Devlin made it 2-1 when he backhanded in a rebound. Craig Robb made it 3-1 Source when he took a long lead pass and wristed one home.
Source wanted to prove something in this one and they did. Their top line got back together and made it count. They were able to keep the ever dangerous Andrew Davis off the sheet by shadowing him all night and had a solid performance by Mark Klyn. Carquest weren't able to get over the blue line like they have all year and that threw them off a bit. They couldn't get as many chances as normal and Klyn stopped them when they did. The final game should be a dandy.
Jayme Wallace, Laura Neu and Shane Rowe all had 2-point nights for Source. Christian Devlin had the goal for Carquest.

 
Sunday March 10
 Carquest 6    Source for Sports 2   

1st Period
M 1726 - McKenzie: Ferguson
S 1646 - Pettinger: Corbeil, Hoshal
S 757 - Bishop (Penalty Shot)
M 328 - McKenzie: Ferguson

2nd Period
M 1715 - Davis
M 1122 - Davis: Ferguson
M 924 - Devlin: Bain, Davis
M 256 - Hanson: Devlin

Silverthorn 2GA
Klyn 6GA

Jay McKenzie opened things up for Carquest when he tipped home a point shot off a faceoff win. Lawrence Pettinger ties things up for Source when he was able to poke one under the goalie and just over the line. Spare Nate Bishop, after being hauled down on a breakaway, was awarded a penalty shot for Source. He was able to go in, make a move and put one home to give Source the lead. McKenzie scored his second of the night with a wraparound late in the period. Andrew Davis made it 3-2 Carquest early in the second when he forced a turnover and let a wrister go. Davis notched his second with a high wrister from the circle. Christian Devlin made it 5-2 when he tapped in a rebound. Wil Hanson made it 6-2 to close it out on a long wrister.
This game started off with both teams having their chances. Carquest was getting a bit frustrated with the close checking of Source, but they used that to fire themselves up in the second. They were able to kill off a minute of 5-on-3 to keep their momentum as well. Source had their chances but weren't able to get a constant pressure going and let Carquest slip out of some jams. They put up a fight, but knew they were in deep against a tough team.
Andrew Davis had 2 goals, 1 assist and Brett Ferguson had 3 assists for Carquest. Lawrence Pettinger and Nate Bishop had the goals for Source.

 
 CarQuest wins series and advances to semifinals vs Airmount
 

 

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 Tillsonburg Glass vs Airmount Farms    (4-point series) 

Glass won the regular-season series 3 games to 2 but one was in overtime so these teams match up well. Glass is on a roll with 4-straight wins to finish the regular season so the first game will be critical for Airmount to knock them off their "high horse".

An upset by Airmount as they win in 2 straight.

  Won Lost G.F. G.A. Points

Airmount

2 0 7 4 4
Glass 0 2 4 7 0

Airmount wins series and advances to semifinal

 Thursday Feb 28   
Airmount 4   Glass 2

1st Period
A 1348 - Iler: Anderson, Lenane
G 446 - Burton

2nd Period
G 834 - J. Sergeant: Jm. Vandenneucker, Oud
A 647 - Foster: Prouse, Lenane
A 603 - Russell: Foster, Stubbs
A 116 - Lenane (en): Prouse

Dawley 2GA
Orpen 3GA

Brent Iler opened things for Airmount when he pounced on a loose puck in the slot and slid it home. Kurtis Burton tied it up for Glass when he stole the puck at his blue line and made a solo rush, finishing with a shot upstairs. John Sergeant made it 2-1 Glass when his slapper made it through traffic. Steffan Foster tied it up when he was able to tip in a point shot. Nick Russell made it 3-2 Airmount shortly after when he let a snapper go from in close. Denis Lenane added an empty-netter to close this one out.
A chippy affair in this one. Both teams had long two-man advantages that they couldn't score on, but rallied defensively around those kills. Airmount was using their speed to their fill advantage as they were able to get some rushes going on breakouts. Their top scorers were making their presence felt. Glass took a few minutes to get into the game and realized that this wasn't the regular season Airmount squad. A bad minute in the second was the difference, but with the pressure they had, the game could have went the other way.
Denis Lenane had a goal and 2 assists for Airmount. Kurtis Burton and John Sergeant had the goals for Glass.


Sunday March 3
Airmount 3   Glass 2    in overtime

1st Period
A 333 - Iler: Anderson

2nd Period
A 1128 - Russell: Foster
G 550 - J. Sergeant: Rachar
G 349 - Haines: Kleinau

Overtime
A 1332 - Foster

Burton 2GA
Orpen 3GA

Brent Iler opened things for Airmount when he made no mistake on a big rebound. Nick Russell made it 2-0 when he got in alone and bulged the twine. John Sergeant made it 2-1 when his point shot found the net through traffic. Jamie Haines tied it up when he let a high one go from a bad angle. Steffan Foster was the overtime hero as he forced a turnover and was able to make a couple moves in close.
This was a playoff game for sure. Both teams started off strong but measured in their attack. Nobody wanted to give up the first goal. Airmount broke the deadlock and were able to keep Glass at bay, backed up by spare tendy, Kyle Burton. Glass did not give up and were able to tie it up in the later stages of the second and force overtime. Overtime was back and forth with a penalty shot awarded to Kyle Underhill of Airmount and stopped by Orpie. A turnover led to a rush where Foster was able to outlast the backchecker and go high for the game and series win.
Steffan Foster had a goal and assist for Airmount. John Sergeant and Jamie Haines had the goals for Glass.

 
 
 
 Airmount wins series and will now play CarQuest

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Goalie Performance Games G.A. Avg Shutouts
Nolan Collard (Visscher)
8 12 1.50 0
Brady Silverthorn (CarQuest)
10 18 1.80 1
 Sean Orpen (Glass)
2 6 3.00 0
Mark Klyn (Source)
3 10 3.33 0
Brent Roloson (Mug)
3 13 4.33 0
Robert Nant (Airmount)
0 0 0 0
         
Jon Dawley (spare)
1 2 2.00 0
Kyle Burton (spare)
3 9 3.00 0
         

 

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