This Week in SCOHA - Sept.19th 2018

Week 2 recap:

Junior Division:

FLYERS 7 REDWINGS 1 – Shawn Rowell had fans throwing their hats on the ice after his hat trick and Angelo Fidanza picked up 3 helpers as the Flyers took care of business and have won both their games to start the season. Redwings vow to go over some game film to figure out what happened and will be ready for next week.

PENGUINS 5 BLACKHAWKS 5 – A barn-burner of a game as both teams combined for 10 goals. Scorekeeper almost ran out of ink in her pen. Ron Cybalski had a pair of goals for the Blackhawks while Brent and Ryan Haslan made it a family affair with 2 snipes each for the Penguino's.

OILERS 4 BRUINS 1 – The Oilers turned out to be too slick for the Bruins on this night. Mark Powell’s twig was on fire as he bulged the twine 3 times for the winners.  Andrew Clark with 2 assists also helped out the winning side. Bruins are also going through game tapes to fix a few leaks in the boat, starting off with 2 losses.

Intermediate Division:

LEAFS 5 CANADIENS 3 – The Leafs hung on to beat the Habs 5-3 with 7 different players tallying at least a point. Mike Babcock had them playing a complete team game.

Canadiens are 1-1 to start the season and newly-acquired forward Rob Baker is looking forward to playing his old team, the Flyers this upcoming week. No video tribute will be shown but he plans to speak to his old team and the media pre and post-game.

BLACKHAWKS 4 FLYERS 1 – The Blackhawks continued to steamroll over their opposition early in the season, holding the Flyers to just 1 goal as Charlie Polizzi sniped a pair and goalkeeper Steve Cuthbert shut the door for the winners. Flyers Brock Hotrum forgot about the slap shot rule and sat in the box, felt shame, then was let free.

PENGUINS 2 BRUINS 1 – The defending champs appear to have Championship hangovers after their summer with the cup, dropping their first 2 games of the season. 2 goals by Paul Allain was all the Pens needed to write this victory in the books. We all know the Bruins will turn their season around, it’s still early.

Masters Division:

FLAMES 5 BRUINS 3 – Richard Hamilton sparked the Flames with 2 goals as they beat the big bad Bruins 5-3. Gary Guthro put in a hard day on the job for the losing side with a goal and an apple but it wasn’t enough.

FLYERS 7 STARS 6 – 13 combined goals as fans were treated to an old-fashioned 80’s Oilers-like game. John Annibale was all over the puck like moths on a porchlight, scoring another 4 goals to up his total to 8 in 2 games! I will have whatever he is having for a pre-game meal, thank you very much. Guy Shaver had a hatty for the Stars and now has 5 on the year.

SHARKS 3 KINGS 2 – A defensive battle that coaches like but not the fans as the Sharks took a bite out of the Kings 3-2. 7 players on the Sharks made the game sheet for the winning side.

REDWINGS 5 BLACKHAWKS 1 – Dino Cortina lit the lamp twice while Scott Johnson continued his solid goaltending for the Redwings in a 5-1 win over the Blackhawks. Redwings start the campaign with 2 solid wins, outscoring their opponents 11-4. It’s way too early to tell but the Redwings are a hungry club already talking about the ultimate prize.

That’s all from this end of the ice...

Chris Marttila

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