This Week in SCOHA – November 21st, 2023

The “Low Sodium” Edition

There were only 5 games this past weekend due to the Grey Cup. Others got to rest some bumps and bruises which isn’t a bad thing. Special thanks to the face of Swedish men’s hockey, Terry Hughes who joined us on the podcast last week to talk about the good ol’ days of SCOHA and some of the antics that some of the veterans carried out over the years.

BREAKING NEWS: The 2024 SCOHA Golf Tournament is nailed down for June 1, 2024 at King’s Forest. $185 gets you golf, cart, lunch and a damn good dinner along with prizes and copious amounts of laughs! More details to follow.

Also, the Old Fools Tournament returns April 19th and 20th (Fri/Sat) so start thinking about entering a team, always a fun time…

United Division:

Redwings 6 Oilers 1: With the Wings missing their 3 best guys, their fill-ins shined more than a galvanized bucket on a mid-summer’s day. Make the final 6-1 as the Oilers continue to stub their toe this season. It ain’t all burritos & strippers as they try desperately to get things back on track. Young SCOHA phenom Tristan Graham, son of Masters Dave Graham, fired home 3 goals and added an assist while Doug Moulton added a pair of snipes in the big win. Redwings spare tender of the twined tavern Peter DeNew is DeNew guy on campus, playing in his first game for SCOHA. He failed to disappoint as he stopped 18 shots directed his way, many from the perimeter, for his first win. Shawn James scored the lone Oiler goal.

Bruins 6 Flyers 2: This game wasn’t as close as I predicted. Bruins took care of business 6-2 and let the rest of the division know they are ready to compete for the cup. Braden “just get to the” Lapointe scored a hatty and added a helper for his team. He was awarded the game puck and the rest of the guys carried his hockey bag to the bus for him. Nick “Eastgate” Mol continued his productive season with a goal and an assist for the B’s. Shots were 24-13 for the Bruins (thanks Nicole for tallying them up). Flyers have dropped 2 straight games but there is very little panic in their locker room. These guys will be ok, trust me folks.

Blackhawks 6 Sharks 5: Thanks to the over 9 goals, combined with my 2 picks in Italian soccer, I won my proline ticket. 14 bucks but still…

Hawks Kevin Scime has a scheme for scoring big goals. Not sure what it is, we will have to ask him. He scored the game winner in this one and is fitting in well with this Hawk club. Meanwhile, Sharks Duane “Gretzky” Marzi scored another 3 goals, what else is new. He continues his scoring prowess as he is gunning for the league scoring title. Between you, me, and the fencepost, Marzi will be looking for north of 8 million a year on a long-term deal to stay with the Sharks. You didn’t hear it from me.

Masters Division:

Kings 3 Redwings 1: Sam Carubba scored the game winner as the Kings took care of the Wings 3-1. Carubba was a 2nd round pick of the ECHL Tacoma Mudcats back in 84. His hobbies include crime novels and short walks along the beach. He led the Mudcats in games played with 1,831 over his career before moving along to SCOHA. He stayed behind Sunday to sign autographs and even had CHCH News interview him before boarding the team charter to the airport. Great game, Sam! For the Redwings, Larry “ballroom” Litzgus scored with an assist from Gerard “Haagen Das” Hass.

Flyers 3 Sharks 2: Flyers fill-in goalie Chris Harvey stood on his ear lobes, turning aside 23 shots as the Flyers won their 2ndstraight, 3-2 over the Sharks. Peter “3-speed oscillating” Fantauzzo scored the game winner while Dennis “new era” Harradyn and Ed Aitchison replied for the Sharks. Sharks captain Ron Cooper spoke glowingly about his team despite the loss. He said there’s still plenty of hockey left this year and that they will seek revenge next time they play the Flyers.

Well that’s all for this abbreviated edition of the weekly blog. The weather is wetter than a flamingo’s flip flip out there but at least it isn’t snowing… Anyways, enjoy the rest of the week, fellas.

Chris Marttila

SCOHA blog guy

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