Club Oxford Playoffs 2018
Things should heat up a little now
overtime will be 3 on 3 for 10 minutes.
Ties remain after this. No shootouts. No point for an OT loss.
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 series cannot be won on a tied game.
'A' Division Finals (6 -point series)
|Agrospray vs Re/Max|
Agrospray dominated the regular season series by winning 6 of the 9 games by a combined score of 57 to 32. Re/Max will be well-advised to avoid playing wide-open hockey against this high-scoring team. Agro will be 'shelling' Boogie so he will need some help from his D-men in clearing rebounds. Re/Max should have some momentum after their semifinal series win over Fody's. Agro has been idle for a couple of weeks so they may have some rust to skate off.
|Re/Max was unable to sustain their momentum after a tough semi-final series. They were hampered by some injuries and illnesses and were outmatched by an Agrospray team that was firing on all cylinders.|
*Agrospray sweeps for the title.
|Agrospray 5 Re/Max 4 in overtime|
Game Notes : Jamie Davis opened
things up for ReMax when he was able to score on a wraparound. Ryan VanKooten
tied it with a wrist shot from the slot. Darrick French made it 2-1 Agro
when he went bar down from in close. Evan Chute finished off a 2 on 1
to make it a two goal cushion for Agro. Matt Heleniak was able to cut
the lead to 1 when he slapped home a drop pass from just inside the blue
line. Matt Wight tied it up in the second when he connected on a 2 on
1. Travis Horvath, making his return to the lineup, was able to tip a
point shot to give Agro the lead late, but Brady Sutherland answered back
by going coast to coast to tie it up with 3 to go. This one went to overtime
(a Re/Max special this post-season) but did not last long as Agro's Aaron
Phillips took only 14 seconds to end it.
|Agrospray 6 Re/Max 4|
Game Notes : Dylan Cronmiller opened
things up when he stole a puck in close and found the back of the net.
Brandon Rohrer tied it on a quick shot from point blank range. Spare Neil
Anderson made it 2-1 ReMax when he was able to beat a diving goalie on
a wide open net. Rohrer notched his second of the night when he converted
a short pass in the slot. Evan Chute made it 3-2 Agro in the final seconds
when he put one in off the cross bar. Chute notched his second when he
was able to reach a loose puck in the crease. Scott Balazs got one back
for ReMax by redirecting a point shot at the side of the net. Sean Jansen
made it 5-3 Agro when he knocked in a bouncing puck. Balazs got his second
when he was in alone and went backhand upstairs. Travis Horvath gave Agro
an insurance marker into an empty net.
|Agrospray 5 Re/Max 1|
A 744 - Rohrer: Davis, K. Jansen
A 424 - S. Jansen: Koteles
Game Notes : Brandon Rohrer tipped
one home midway through the first to get Agro on the board. Sean Jansen
made it 2-0 when he went backhand upstairs. Kyle Jansen found a rebound
in the crease to make it 3-0 Agro in the second. Matt Wight was able to
stuff one in between the post and goalie on the powerplay to give ReMax
some life. However, Evan Chute finished off a shorthanded chance as he
went crossbar down to make it 4-1. Darrick French added a late empty better
to seal this game for the sweep.
'A' Division Semifinals (6 -point series)
|Fody's vs Re/Max|
Re/Max finished lower in the standings they were the team that gave Fody's
the most trouble, winning 5 of 9 meetings with one game stuck at a tie.
Fody's did, however, outscore Re/Max 40 to 36, largely due to a 10-2 shellacking
back in January. These teams both have a lot of offensive firepower. Team
Fody has Devin Homick, Chris Sanders and Dave Matthews finishing 2,3 &
4 in regular season scoring. Re/Max counters with Kyle Belaen and Scott
Balazs only a point behind (no credit for your 'goal' on Sunday, Kyle).
Secondary scoring for Fody's will come from Brian Velthove and Spencer
Meron while Re/Max will be counting on Joe Thorburn and Matt Wight.
*Re/Max wins series and advances to finals.
|Fody's 5 Re/Max 2|
Game Notes : Brian Velthove's point
shot through traffic found the mesh to open things up for Fody's. Dom
Lichtensteiger answered right back when he knocked one home from the door
step. Spencer Meron restored the lead 30 seconds later when he lifted
one over a defender. Meron added a second when when he was able to make
a move and tuck one in on a breakaway to make it 3-1 Fody's. Adam Thomson
scored on the power play with a floater that found net. Spare Adam Vandepoele
made it 4-2 when he let a laser go as he stepped over the blue line. Meron
notched his hat trick when he deflected one in from the crease.
|Fody's 2 Re/Max 2 with overtime|
Game Notes : Matt Heleniak put
Re/Max on the board early when he scored while cutting in front of the
net. Heleniak scored again in one that looked to go off a defenceman's
stick and in to make it 2-0. Brian Velthove cut the lead in half before
the end of the first when he ripped one top corner. Chris Sanders tied
it up on the powerplay on a one-timer from across the slot. Overtime solved
nothing but was highly entertaining.
|Re/Max 6 Fody's 5 in overtime|
F 1744 - Velthove: D. Homick, Meron
R 1330 - McKibbin: Peacock, Thorburn
R 1222 - Balazs: Howey, Belaen
R 435 - Balazs: Howey, Jacko
F 005 - J. VanVelzer (pp): R. VanVelzer, D. Homick
Game Notes : Brian Velthove was
quick to put Fody's on the board with a wrister on the blocker side. Josh
McKibbin tied it up on a rocket from the point. Scott Balazs found his
own rebound in the slot to make it 2-1 Re/Max. Balazs added his second
on a clapper from the wing. Josh VanVelzer got one back in the dying seconds
of the first on the power play to make it 3-2 Re/Max. Balazs notched the
hatty midway through the second to extend the lead by 2 again. Joe Thorburn
made it a 3-goal lead 20 seconds later. Chris Sanders let a wrister go
from the high slot to make it 5-3. Rob VanVelzer made it 5-4 on a snap
shot that found the net. Spencer Meron was able to tie it up when he tipped
one in on the powerplay late in the second. In OT Matt Wight was sprung
on a breakaway and tied this series up.
|Re/Max 6 Fody's 5 in overtime|
Game Notes : Brian Velthove didn't
even let the ice dry before he made it 1-0 Fody's. Adam Thomson found
himself alone in front to notch the 2-0 goal. Rob VanVelzer launched a
point shot that found the back of the net. Dave Matthews finished off
a cross crease pass to make it 4-0 at the end of 1. Chris Sanders made
it 5-0 when he was able to backhand a rebound into the cage. Brady Sutherland
got Re/Max on the board when he placed a rebound high over Hop's shoulder.
Matt Wight made it 5-2 shortly after on a rush. Wight notched his second
of the night on a slapper to make it 5-3 on the powerplay. Wight kept
the momentum rolling with 2 goals in the last 34 seconds to send this
one to overtime. It took only 26 seconds for Wight to cap off the epic
comeback for Re/Max.
|Fody's 6 Re/Max 1|
F 1718 - Sanders: Thomson, J. VanVelzer
F 1006 - Homick: Velthove
R 636 - Wight: Mueller
Game Notes : Chris Sanders opened
things up when he was able to tuck one in on a sliding goalie. Devin Homick
made it 2-0 Fody's on a 2 on 1 midway through the frame. Matt Wight was
able to walk through the D and let a wrister go to cut the lead to 2-1.
Sanders notched his second of the night on a wraparound. Brian Velthove
was able to finish of a 2 on 1 to make it 4-1. Homick was able to collect
his hat trick with 2 more goals in the later stages of the period.
|Re/Max 2 Fody's 1|
Game Notes : Matt Heleniak notched
the sole marker of the first period from the point on the powerplay. Nick
Propper tied it early on in the second. Tyler Brooks notched the game
winner late in the second and ReMax was able to hold off the Fody pressure
to advance to the A Final.
|Agrospray vs Verne's|
Over the regular season Agro won 5 of the 9 meetings and one game was left at a deadlock. Agro outscored Verne's by a total of 45 to 31. For Verne's to be successful they will have to take away time and space from "Bronco" Horvath who ran away with the regular-season scoring title. Jordan Bruckler and Kyle Jansen have had really good seasons as well. Verne's will lean on the the VanWyk brothers and the Smith brothers to lead them to the promised land. Both teams have a very mobile defence who will get involved in the attack but somebody better be back-checking. Verne's may have a slight edge in goaltending just due to the fact that Ostie has missed half the season. Secondary scoring might be the deciding factor. Look for one of the '3rd liners' to have a big series.
|Not sure if he's a "3rd-liner" but one heck of a series from Chris Koteles who took the weight off of Travis Horvath. Verne's kept a close watch on Horvath but some others stepped up as required at playoff time. Josh DeWachter had the critical OT goal in game 1, Darrick French scored 3 in the series, Kyle Jansen had a monster 4-point night in the closeout, the D-men were doing their jobs and Taylor Ostermaier wasn't too shabby in net.|
*Agrospray wins series and advances to finals.
|Agrospray 3 Verne's 2 in overtime|
Game Notes : Travis Horvath opened
things up late in the first when he was finally able to put a rebound
in after Agro had many chances. Spare Tyler Brooks was able to tie it
up for Verne's with a shot through traffic shortly after. Spare Joe VanQuaethem
put Agro back on top before the end of the first when he knocked in a
loose puck. Kyle Jones tied it up with the only goal of the second that
just popped out of the goalie's glove and over the line. In overtime,
Josh DeWachter came through with a quick shot in close, in what was a
fast-paced extra frame.
|Verne's 5 Agrospray 3|
Game Notes : Darrick French started
things off for Agro when he picked off a clearing attempt and was able
to roof it quickly. French made it 2-0 when he was able to put in a rebound
after a high hard shot on Hilliard. Kelsey VanYmeren cut the lead to 2-1
when he was able to snap one home from the slot. Stephen Schafer tied
things up early in period 2 when he was able to tuck one in under the
goalie. Spare Ryan Black gave Verne's the lead when he helped a Craig
Smith shot across the goal line. VanYmeren wristed a drop pass home for
his second of the night to make it 4-2. Brandon Rohrer let a slow one
go from the slot that fooled the goalie. VanYmeren scored into an empty
net to close this one with a hat trick.
Agrospray 6 Verne's 3
Game Notes : Josh DeWachter started
things off for Agro when he finished off a 2-on-1. Chris Koteles made
it 2-0 when his roofed shot knocked the water bottle off. Matt Sweetland
made it 2-1 when he used the backhand on a breakaway. Kelsey VanYmeren
tied it up with a goal that just squeaked over the line. Spare Nate Peacock
out Agro back on top with a slapper from the circle. Koteles notched his
second of the night to make it a 2-goal lead. VanYmeren put his second
on the board with a powerplay goal to make it close again. Darrick French
answered back quick and Spare Jim Davis sealed it on a late powerplay
for the Agro win.
|Agrospray 5 Verne's 3|
Game Notes : Ryan VanKooten was
able to notch one from the spot to give Agro the 1-0 lead. Jason Davis
made it 2-0 on a point shot that weaved through traffic. Kyle Jansen made
it 3-0 when he raced in on a breakaway. Chris Koteles was able to extend
the lead to 4 in the last minute of the first. Kyle Jansen tipped his
second of the night home and make it 5-0. Verne's got back into it when
Matt Sweetland was able to bat one in from in close. Cody Furlong ripped
a wrist shot home to make 5-2. Andrew VanWyk cut the lead to 2 when he
poked one home from a scramble out front. That was it for the comeback
Taylor Ostermaier (Agro)
Shawn Hopper (Fody's)
Jesse Hilliard (Verne's)
Greg Buchner (Re/Max)
Riley Turpin (spare)
Matt Fallowfield (spare)
|Spencer Meron (Fody's) Feb 28|
|Kelsey VanYmeren (Verne's) March 11|
|Scott Balazs (Re/Max) March 14|
|Matt Wight (Re/Max) March 18|
|Devin Homick (Fody's) March 25|
'B' Division Finals (6 -point series)
|Airmount vs Copper Mug|
Airmount has dominated the regular season by winning 6 of the 9 meetings by a combined score of 44 to 35. However (there's always a 'however' at playoff time) the last 2 times these teams met resulted in a 3-3 tie and a 6-3 win for Copper Mug. Those are the games the Muggers need to recall. Robert Nant has been very strong in net for Airmount. Matt Keba will need to play like he did in his last 2 games. Both teams are getting scoring from a variety of sources so this should be a good series.
|For the second yearin a row the 4th place team has managed to peak at the right time and go all the way. The bookies had them at 50 to 1 odds for the 'Cup' but a determined Mug team worked their way through some tough opposition to prove the experts wrong.|
*Copper Mug wins series and the 'title
|Wed Mar 28|
|Airmount 4 Copper Mug 2|
Game Notes : Jason Koteles opened
things up for Airmount quick when he was able to lift one over a crouching
goalie. Koteles notched his second of the night on the powerplay when
he completed the 'go' of a 'give and go'. Spare Derek Buchner made it
3-0 Airmount on a point shot through traffic. Jayme Wallace extended it
to 4-0 on a shot from the high slot that just evaded the netminder. Nic
Thomsen finally gave Mug some energy when he scored on a low shot from
the circle. Stephen DeBlaire made it 4-2 with a laser from the penalty
box area that somehow found the back of the net. That was as close as
this one would get though.
|*Tuesday April 3|
|Copper Mug 5 Airmount 1|
Game Notes : Tyler Zylstra scored
first for Mug as they were able to sustain pressure in deep. Clayton Stubbs
tied it on a low one from the circle. JJ Harden ripped a wrist shot on
a rush to make it 2-1. Zach Alton was able to outmuscle the Airmount D-men
in the final second of the first to get to the puck and score with 5 seconds
left. Harden notched his second of the night on the powerplay to make
it 4-1 Mug. Jordan Spitzke added a late one on a partial breakaway to
finish it at 5-1.
|Sun Apr 8|
|Copper Mug 4 Airmount 3 in overtime|
Zach Alton scored early on a wrist shot low blocker side. Jayme
Wallace forced a turnover at the blue line and walked in to tie it. Cody
Wilson gave Airmount the lead after his shot deflected off a stick and
went up and over the goaltender. Jordan Spitzke tied it again for Mug
when he was able to walk in and grab his own rebound. Spare Chris Walker
made it 3-2 Mug when his point shot made it through a maze of legs. Tyler
Bain found a loose puck at the side of the net and flipped it up and over
the sprawling goaltender. We were headed to overtime. After killing off
35 seconds left on a penalty, Alton was able to notch his second of the
night with a similar goal to his first to give Mug the win.
|*Tuesday April 11|
|Copper Mug 4 Airmount 2|
Game Notes : Spare Scott Mudford opened things
up on the powerplay with a high shot from the wing. JJ Harden tied it
up on a tip to make it 1-1. Tyler Zylstra made it 2-1 Mug when he found
a rebound in close and buried it. Stephen DeBlaire made it 3-1 when he
was alone at the side of the net and winged it home. Zylstra added his
second of the night when he found a rebound in the slot. Cody Colfax made
it 4-2 late in the game, but that was as close this one would get.
'B' Division Semifinals (6 -point series)
|My Realty vs Copper Mug|
Realty has dominated the regular season by winning 8 of the 9 meetings
by a combined score of 42 to 31. If the Muggers can rekindle the
effort they came up with in their last regular-season game, then this
series might prove to be interesting. The Mug team has suffered through
a rebuilding season but will be 'loose' in the playoffs. They are not
expected to win which may give them the psychological advantage. My Realty
has 4 scorers in the top 10 with Adam Jensen, Laura Neu, Ryan Parry and
the always amazing Alex Visscher. The Muggers will be relying on Josh
Mulholland, Jordan Spitzke, Zach Alton, JJ Harden and Dustin McElhinney.
|Not exactly an "Airmount Special" but no less shocking. After losing 8 of 9 regular-season meetings the Muggers manage to win 3 of 5 playoff contests. It was a 'dark and gloomy' night on the 18th, when they were soundly beaten 10-4, but the team responded with a couple of strong defensive performances to frustrate the Realty boys.|
*Copper Mug wins series and advances
to finals vs Airmount.
|My Realty 5 Mug 4|
M 1549 - Gehring: Coldham, Gignac
M 946 - Jensen: Neu
C 936 - A. Davis: Harden
M 105 - Kirby: Jensen
C 004 - Thomsen: Nevill, Alton
Game Notes : Matt Gehring popped
in a rebound to put My Realty on the board early in this one. Adam Jensen
made it 2-0 when he found a gap between goalie and post from behind the
net. Spare Andrew Davis cut that lead 10 seconds later with a rush off
the face off. Wade Kirby made it 3-1 when he found the puck at the edge
of the crease and got it to the back of the net. Nic Thomsen made it 3-2
when he was able to one-time a rebound in the dying seconds of the first.
Spare James Rockx made it 4-2 when his long shot deflected off a defender
and found the roof of the net. Jensen made it 5-2 when he was able to
go post-in on solo rush. Davis notched his second of the night when he
let a laser wrist shot go through traffic. Tyler Zylstra one-timed one
home on a 4-on-4 to make it a one-goal game.
|Mug 3 My Realty 1|
Game Notes : Zach Alton gave Mug
an early lead when his fanned shot was able to elude the goalie. Steve
Gignac tied it up when he was able to backhand one home from the slot.
JJ Harden answered back 24 seconds later when he let a wicked wrister
go on a rush. The rest of the game was back and forth until Alton notched
the empty netter for his second of the night.
|My Realty 10 Mug 4|
Game Notes : Laura Neu got things
started with with a quick goal just over a minute in for My Realty. Adam
Jensen made it 2-0 on a 2-on-1. Nic Thomsen cut the lead in half when
he was able to sneak a backhander between goalie and post. Jensen added
his second of the night on a turnover in close. Neu added her second of
the night with a shot that dropped in over the goalie. Jensen notched
the had trick when on a 2-man advantage. JJ Harden was able to get one
back before the end of the period on a high wrister on the powerplay.
Steve Gignac made it 6-2 when he found a rebound in the crease. Wade Kirby
was able to convert a pass in front on the power play to make it 7-2.
Ryan McCurdy made it 7-3 with a point shot on the power play. Nick MacDonald
restored the cushion with a point shot. Kirby then added his second power
play goal to make it 9-3. Matt Gehring made it 10-3 late in the period.
Thomsen was able to add his second of the night to finish this one 10-4.
|Mug 3 My Realty 1 to tie series|
Game Notes: Tyler Zylstra made
it 1-0 early in this one when he scored from the slot on the power play.
Jordan Spitzke made it 2-0 late in the period when he notched one from
the side of the net. Stephen DeBlaire made it 3-0 on the power play in
the second when he let one rip from the point. Laura Neu was able to put
My Realty on the board when she went upstairs on a breakaway. That was
as close as it got in this one.
|Mug 3 My Realty 2 to win series|
Game Notes : Blair Kersten opened
things up late in the first when he finished off a 2 on 1. Don Nevill
was able to backhand one from the slot to give Mug a 2-0 lead. Spare Chris
VanKasteren put one in from close range to make it 2-1. Jordan Spitzke
tipped in a hard point shot to make it 3-1 Mug. Matt Gehring gave some
hope in making it 3-2 late in the game with a high wrister, but Mug held
off the pressure to take the series.
|Airmount vs Glass|
teams were extremely close in regular-season combat. A slight edge
to Airmount who won 5 of 9 matches but keep in mind that 2 of these went
to overtime. Scoring was very even with only a 36-33 edge to Airmount
who rely heavily on Clayton Stubbs, Cody Colfax, and Jayme Wallace. Brett
Ronson, Denis Lenane and Josh Stubbs help fill out the scoresheets. The
Glass will respond with title-holder Kurtis Burton, Brett Ferguson and
Jamie Haines. Secondary scoring will come from Marty Maerten, Cory Smith
and a player to be named (who wants to be the hero?)
|Airmount seemed to have the hustle for most of this series. The only game that the Glass scored in the 1st period was the lone game that they won. Robert Nant finished wih a tiday 2.25 and Airmount got scoring from many different sources.|
*Airmount wins series and advances to finals vs Copper Mug.
|Airmount 6 Glass 1|
Game Notes : Spare Kyle Savage
scored first for Airmount with a high wrister. Clayton Stubbs made it
2-0 on the power play when he let a snap shot go from the circle. Cody
Colfax made it 3-0 when he finished off a 2-on-1 in the later stages of
the period. Savage made it 4-0 when he was able to get a partial short-handed
break. Brett Ferguson was able to get one past Nant with a backhand to
break the shutout. Savage notched the hat trick with a power play goal
on a low shot to the corner. Jayme Wallace added one late to seal this
one up for Airmount.
|Airmount 5 Glass 2|
Game Notes : Jason Koteles was
able to steal the puck in close and find the back of the net to give Airmount
the early lead. Cody Wilson made it 2-0 on the power play when he slipped
one just inside the post. Brett Ronson made it 3-0 before the end of the
first when he was able to roof one from the circle. Jayme Wallace was
able to cash in on a penalty shot by going high over a poke-checking Orpie.
Adam Gignac gave Glass some life when he one-timed a drop pass from the
high slot. Cory Smith made 4-2 on delayed penalty with traffic in front.
Denis Lenane scored shorthanded from behind his own net on one that was
reminiscent of Leafs great netminder Vesa Toskala. That would be the final
score of 5-2.
|Glass 4 Airmount 2|
Game Notes : Tyler Sergeant scored
midway through the first on a partial breakaway to give Glass a 1-0 lead.
Tory Haggith let a wrist shot go from the point that eluded the goalie
to make it 2-0 before the end of the period. Kurtis Burton made it 3-0
early in the second on a quick snapshot. Cody Colfax made no mistake on
a 2-on-1 to make 3-1. Jason Koteles was able to bat in a rebound to cut
the lead to 1. Brett Ferguson was able to out wait the goalie to notch
the insurance marker with time running out.
|Airmount 3 Glass 2 for the series win|
Game Notes : Jayme Wallace had
the lone goal of the opening frame for Airmount on one that bounced around
the crease. Cody Colfax made it 2-0 when he was able to walk around a
couple defenders and tuck one home. Kurtis Burton made it 2-1 on the powerplay
when he knocked in one that caromed off the end boards. Nick Anderson
was able to wrist one in while falling down to make it 2-2 shortly after.
Kurtis Bull netted a backhander upstairs to give Airmount the late lead
which is how this one ended.
|Kyle Savage (spare) March 7|
|Adam Jensen (My Realty) March 20|
Robert Nant (Airmount)
Mark Klyn (Eichenberg's)
Matt Keba (Mug)
Sean Orpen (Glass)
Mike Schmeltz (spare)
Jon Epp (spare)