This Week in SCOHA - January 25th, 2024

The Live From Winnipeg Edition

Hey folks, writing this from a balmy -3 morning in Winnipeg where my Leafs getaway weekend is in full swing. Let's quit the small talk and get right to the action, though.U

nited Division:

Oilers 7 Flyers 6. An old-fashioned 1985-style game as both teams lit er up for the fans. Tristan Graham scored his 3rd of the game with a shade under 8 mins left as the surging Oilers got past the Flyers 7-6. Spares Mikael Vicente and Justin Bisson added a pair each for the winning side. Mike Rostecki scored a hatty while captain Mike Haslam of Haslam, Haslam and Haslam accident lawyers chipped in with a pair for the guys in tangerine shirts. Oilers Navigator of the Netted Nest Justin Ross shut the front door for the final 8 mins to preserve the 2 points. Between me and you, watch out for these Oilers. Not up for discussion.

Bruins 8 Sharks 6. These 2 teams wore out the red light bulb after a crazy 8-6 Bruin victory. Ross "i think i broke my arm i need a" LaCasse scored a hatty while Chris Conroy and Justin Mol each dropped a deuce for the winners. Joe Schulist (aka Schulist Joe Sports Bar and Grill), Matt Still and rookie sensation Steve Albanese replied for the Sharks. I had the over 12 goal parlay in this one and went to bed happy with the outcome.

Redwings 3 Blackhawks 0. Rare occurance as the Hawks were shutout after Brad Ballman pitched the golden goose egg, turning aside 28 shots for the win. Richard "chainsaw" Forester was all over the gamesheet, scoring a beauty and adding a tripping penalty for good measure. A true sportsman, Richard apologized to the player involved on his way to the box.

Masters Division:

Penguins 5 Blackhawks 0. J.J. MacNeil made 21 saves for the shutout, the 32nd of his prolific career, as the Penguinos blanked the Hawks 5-bagel. Robert "Gio" DiGiovanni had homemade cabbage rolls before the game, enough energy and gas to muster up 2 goals for the Pens. Mike Archer also had a pair that looked like he shot the pucks with an arrow. (Bad archery pun).

Bruins 3 Stars 2. Alastair Kermack (and cheese) scored the eventual game winner as the Bruins snuck past the Stars 3-2. I would love to see these guys meet in the cup finals but thats just my opinion. Both teams left the ice with fans giving them a round of applause. There were only 4 fans but damn they clap loudly. Rumours circulated post game about Terry Hughes possibly signing an endorsement deal with Nike since Tiger Woods no longer represents them. We will see if Terry wears Nike red on Sunday just like Tiger did.

Flyers 3 Sharks 3: Flyers were missing 3 key players but still earned a 3-3 tie against a pesky Shark squad. Hard to read the game sheet but looks like #10 Ed Walton scored the game-tying goal for the men in orange. Guy "remington 8-blade trimmer and" Shaver scored as well for the Flyers, vaulting him past Russ Courtnall in the all-time goal scoring list, now 4 back of Bob McGill.

Kings 1 Redwings 1: There was a playoff-like atmosphere in the building as these 2 teams proved why they have sone pretty tough defensive punch to their game. Both goalies didnt need to shower after this one but did anyway. Al Oddie, oddly enough, scored for the Redwings while Sam "pack your bags we are going away for a week to" Carubba scored for the Kings. Hard-fought point earned by both teams as fans flocked to their team buses after the game for autographs and selfies. Buses or busses? Who knows and when you think about it, who really gives a care.

Well thats all from this end of the ice. Have a great rest of the week.

Chris Marttila

SCOHA Blog Guy

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