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This Week in SCOHA - Nov.14th 2018


PENGUINS 6 BRUINS 1: The Bruins game plan to get out of their 5 game winless slump got eaten by their dog. Mike Haslam fired home a pair of goals and an assist to slide the Penguins to a convincing 6-1 victory. Kevin Clark also added two goals for the winners who move to 2nd place but miles away from the Oilers.


OILERS 4 REDWINGS 2: Redwings Steve North, no relation to adult film star Peter, exploded for his 1st goal of the season in a losing cause, as the Oilers continued their winning ways. Mark Powell was all over the ice, skating so fast we couldn’t read the ads on the boards, scoring a deuce for the winners. Oilers are the first SCOHA team to score 50 this season and have alot more in their can of whoopass. They haven’t lost since we were all in shorts around the pool on September 28th for crying out loud. Someone topple the division leaders!


BLACKHAWKS 9 FLYERS 1: The Flyers were thrown into Hell’s Kitchen where the Blackhawks were cooking up a pot of old fashioned drubbings. Dennis Cybalski led the pack with 4 goals and 2 assists for the game’s first star. Some fans overheard the Harlem Globetrotters whistle song while the Hawks cycled the puck down deep. Ron Cybalski chipped in with a goal and 4 helpers as the Hawks have a point in 4 straight.



BLACKHAWKS 3 CANADIENS 2: Walter Blagdon was all over the ice like flies on a rib roast, collecting 2 goals and adding a helper as the Hawks won a barn burner 3-2 over the struggling Canadiens, who have but one win in their past 4 games. Rob Baker post game, “This Blackhawk team is rolling, there’s not enough mustard for those hotdogs. We were tired, our ligaments in our knees feel like pastrami.”


Canadiens’ Dave Braid scored his 1st of the season in a losing cause but took the game puck home for the mantle.

FLYERS 5 PENGUINS 5: With plenty of scouts in the crowd, the Flyers tied the game with one second left on the clock to grab a point against the surging Penguins. Flyers’ Dave Wichman, showing no ill effects from nagging foot injuries, fired home a goal and 2 apples. Dan Chapados isn’t no slouch either, also scoring a goal and 2 assists for the Flyers.  Al Granata scored his 1st of the year and Luc Guillemette dangled for a pair of goals on the Pens side of the gamesheet.


LEAFS 6 BRUINS 1: The Leafs went to Walmart, picked up a Swiffer Wetjet and cleaned up the Bruins 6-1. With William Nylander still not signed, the Leafs are powering on. A picture perfect game as Jason Aguanno and Chris Scott split the game puck for their 1st goals of the year. Paul Clearly saw the net well, scoring 2 goals for the winners.  Another solid game on the Leafs blueline for Paul McGraw. He skates like a deer out there. Wash the cheese off your Doritos fingers and watch Leafs goalie Bill Templeman play, he has a glove hand that could slice tomatos.



REDWINGS 4 BLACKHAWKS 4: Steady Eddie Walton showed off some crazy skills with a goal and an assist. I mean, this guy’s moves are greasier than the Bacon Bacon box set from little Caesar’s Pizza. Hawks callup Steve Cromwell filled in admirably with 2 goals, hope they bought hima beveridge after the game. Redwings Danny Gabriele was like an angry hornet out there, buzzing around then getting his 1st goal of the season and Vince “Dont call me Freddie” Mercuri scored a hatty and an assist.


BRUINS 4 FLAMES 2: Bruce MacDonald notched his 1st of the season and Dale Brons added a pair as the Bruins won their 3rd straight over the Flames. Bruins are not 2 point out of 1st place, 2 behind the powerhouse Kings.


KINGS 4 SHARKS 2: Charles “Hot Stove” Hostovsky and Al “Just call me Al” Angelone both scored their 1st goals of the season as the Kings won their 5th in a row. Sharks had Jim Albanese back in the lineup after sitting on a beach for 89 days. He set up the Sharks 1st goal with more saucer passes than a 50’s diner.


FLYERS 7 STARS 5: Flyers Gregg Hutchinson’s hammered home his first 2 goals of the season along with 2 assists as the Flyers flew by the Stars 7-5. Stars’ Larry Litzgus dug in his skates, scoring a hat trick and an assist in a losing cause. Stars Chris “Meet me at the” Barratto scored a dandy then showed off his Mike Foligno goal leap, banging his head on the score clock above. He is day to day with a sore noggin.


Well that’s all from this end of the ice... check out the website for all the players stats and come on up to the bar after the game for some good laughs with all your SCOHA hockey heroes...


Chris Marttila

This Week in SCOHA - Nov.6th 2018


OILERS 2 PENGUINS 2 – Quite the battle between the top 2 teams in the division, ending up in a 2-2 saw off. Both teams matched each other’s speed, giving the 5 fans something to cheer about at more than one occasion. Both goalies made some beauty saves, worthy of the front page if we had a league newspaper. Steve Ditta great job collecting a goal and an assist for the Oil while the Haslam brothers sandwiched together a goal each for the Penguins. The tie snapped a damn swell 4 game winning streak by the Oilers.

FLYERS 7 BRUINS 2 – Holy hockey sticks, the Flyers fired up the cappuccino machine before the game and skated for miles, upending the Bruins 7-2. Walt Blagdon has a plastic bag of hats thanks to his 3 goals and all the fans showering the ice with ball caps. Stick tap to Tom Mitchell for notching his first 2 goals of the season. Chris Piche was as cool as the other side of the pillow in the Flyers net. Shawn Rowell had the saucer passes flying with 3 assists for the winners who snapped a 3 game losing streak.

BLACKHAWKS 5 REDWINGS 2 – Dennis Cybalski (aka Johnny Hustle) chipped in with a 4 point night, Rick Clark fired home a pair as the Blackhawks took care of the Redwings 5-2. Dave Kat, who admitted his team was dog tired, scored for the Wings who look to get back in the win column this week.


FLYERS 6 CANADIENS 0 – The Flyers played a Canadiens team more tired than a pair of dentures after a cold buffet, folding up the habs like a lawnchair by the score of 6-0. Canadiens were missing their sniper, Rob Baker, who was out in Welland attending a holiday card painting workshop. Mike Miscio was nursing a sore leg , gave it a go but exited the game after a few shifts. We hope he is back out there soon. The Flyers took the leash off and let the dog run as Jay Hoffman scored a hatty while Conrad and Brock “Hot Wheels” Hotrum continued to play an excellent brand of hockey. Ryan “Go Train” Maybrey carried on his defensive play as a Canadien was overhead saying it’s like trying to skateboard around the CN tower for f sake... Dave “Coach” Wichman threw on the twirlers and rejoined the lineup after his foot was more bruised than Donald Trump’s ego after a pep rally.

PENGUINS 1 LEAFS 0 – March of the Penguins continues as they waddled away with a 1-0 win and now boast a modest 3 game winning streak. Garnet Wilson stopped all 48 shots he faced in the penguins net, crumbling up pucks and putting them on a salad for all to see. Leafs played with more call ups than Bell Canada has ever seen. “No one knew half the guy’s names out there, we were all Buddy”, Leafs Guy Romeo said after the game. Both goalies played great, complimented each other’s game afterwards, and shared a glass of milk up at the bar afterwards. A lot of Proline tickets for the “over” were seen wrapped up in the arena lobby after this defensive battle.

BLACKHAWKS 4 BRUINS 2 – John Hewitt iced 3 goals as the Hawks creamed the Bruins 4-2 to retain first place in their division. The Hawks can feel teams breathing down their necks so snapping their 2 game losing streak came at a good time. Tim Pettitt sacked a goal and an assist for the Bruins who were pressing for the equalizer late but Jeff Davis scored an empty netter for the victors.


SHARKS 4 FLYERS 1 – Mike Laing blasted his 1st of the season and Richard Paquet dusted off 21 saves as the Sharks dismembered the Flyers 4-1 . The Sharks really tightened the screws defensively, something player coach Ron Cooper praised after the game. “We are here to win, not to entertain the fans with a 9-8 game. Defense is our style, and defense wins championships. Side note: the 50/50 for 3 bucks still has not been claimed, winnings will be doubled for next game, bring the kids.

FLAMES 2 REDWINGS 2 – The Flames have more crazy ties than Don Cherry this year, recording their 4th in a row. Redwings picked up 2 goals from Vince Mercuri, who played out of this world all night, while teammate Terry kept Gudgeon along, adding 2 assists. Marc Verrier and Bob Tirnanic sunk a goal each for the Flames. Let’s cheer these fellas on in hopes of a win this weekend, not another tie...

BRUINS 5 STARS 4 – If you were home sorting socks, you missed one hell of a hockey game. The Bruins and Stars provided an entertaining game, eventually won by the Big Bad Bruins 5-4. 5 different scorers for the Bruins while Guy “Remmington” Shaver continued to nik his way into the SCOHA record books with his offensive prowess, adding 3 goals and an assist to his totals. A few Bruins defencemen spoke about Shaver’s speed, “It’s like we are skating in pickle jars when he skates around us and we all know it is impossible to skate in pickle jars.” Dale “Cuba Vacation” Brons kept pace atop the scoring leaders with a goal and 2 apples.

KINGS 3 BLACKHAWKS 2 – Henry Marfisi lured in 2 goals and an assist to help Kings squeak by the Blackhawks 3-2. Paul “Quick Draw” McGraw scored his first of the season for the Hawks, as well as Ken Zrobok, congrats guys! The Kings’ Charles “Hot Stove” Hostovsky made the score sheet for the first time this year, despite being for a slashing minor.

Plenty of close races in all three divisions as we skate head down into November. Rivalries are starting to form and more players are hanging out up at the bar for some good laughs. Gotta love hockey season...

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

Chris Marttila


This Week in SCOHA - Oct.30th, 2018

Before puck drop, let’s hope the guy who broke his femur this past weekend is feeling a bit better and knows we were all worried about him. 

With Halloween less than a day away, several players brought out their special broomsticks, showed some tricks, and treated themselves to their first goal of the season. Stick tap to all 10 of you who scored. More firsts than Grade 8 prom night for crying out loud.

PENGUINS 3 REDWINGS 2: The Haslam brothers did the heavy lifting for the Penguino’s as they rallied past the Redwings 3-2. Dale Scott had some pre-Halloween sugar and scored a goal and an assist for the Redwings in a losing cause. Both teams are fighting for 2nd place trying to catch the Oilers for the division lead.

BLACKHAWKS 4 BRUINS 4: Dino LaPorta earned the construction helmet in the locker room after the game as he helped his Blackhawks tie the Bruins 4-4. LaPorta notched 2 goals and an assist while Justin Mol filled the net like a crab expedition on Deadliest Catch with 4 goals on the night.

OILERS 7 FLYERS 4: Jacob Denobriga had more luck than a 2-time Lottomax winner, firing home 4 goals for the winners. Flyers had 4 different goal scorers, who dip to 3-4-1 on the season. Flyers had the Nickelback tunes blaring in the room pre-game but that didn’t make a difference on this night.

PENGUINS 4 BRUINS 3: If you think the Penguins are about to slow down their pace, clearly it is time to pay your tab and leave the bar. Troy Izlakar drove the guys home with a goal and 2 assists while Bruins’ Wayne Sliwinski reminds us of a swiss army knife, he’s several parts to his game we would all want, adding 2 goals and an apple. Bruins are sitting in the basement but will get some more nails in the roof and be ready for next week. Bruins’ Tim Pettitt post game, “Well we can’t let our slow start get to us, we need to get more shots on goal and drive the net more. It’s still early, so stop asking me these ridiculous questions.” Bruins’ Denis Martin is still smiling like he slept with a hanger in his mouth after his 1st of the season.

FLYERS 4 BLACKHAWKS 2: For the Blackhawks, the cheese fell off the cracker on this night as the Flyers doubled up the Hawks 4-2. Brock “Nifty Mitts” Hotrum scored a goal and added 2 apples while Veljko try and pronounce his last name is still hanging off the glass after scoring a beaut for his 1st. Hawks’ Gary Poole put the winter cover on his 1st goal of this long season as well. The injury bug is going through the Flyers room like a redneck’s tooth through a cob of corn, but as team captain Dave Wichman adds, “My foot feels like the size of a vacuum cleaner right now but once I can get a damn skate on, I will be back in the best shape ever.”

CANADIENS 2 LEAFS 1: A Hockey Night in Canada slugfest had hockey fans smiling like a butcher’s dog waiting for this one. Habs’ Rob Baker was running the arena stairs before the game but got lost in the north end stairwell. Once he emerged, he found the net for the game winner. He is playing some king size kit kat hockey right now and has his team skating like they mean it. The Leafs offense got tangled up like a bag of Christmas lights but will find their stride next week. Both goalie’s stood on their ear lobes on this night.

STARS 6 BLACKHAWKS 3: Guy Shaver is the Chevy Silverado of the league right now. He racked up a hattie and an assist to spearhead the Stars over the Hawks 6-3. Stars’ goalkeeper Brian Deanes new pre-game yoga routine seems to be working wonders as he is knocking off each team one by one. Larry Litzgus also threw his hat into the circle, adding 3 assists for the Stars. Looks like ghosts scored 2 of the 3 Hawk goals as the scoresheet was left blank on 2 occasions. When Hawks forward Ed Walton was approached by reporters post-game, he added, “We telegraphed a few passes like it was 1837...” Brad Kinnear scored a “spook-tacular” goal for his first of the year.

FLYERS 2 FLAMES 2: Both teams played a solid 200 foot game as fans went home either happy or sad thanks to a 2-2 draw. Enzo Giammichele (say that fast 3 times) scored a pretty sweet goal for his 1st of the year, going end to end like our old buddy, Bobby Orr once did. Words fail me on what else to say about this game... Zamboni missed a spot, i dunno....

KINGS 7 REDWINGS 1: A real saliva test for the Redwings went south in a hurry as the Wings got folded up like a used picnic blanket 7-1 by the Kings. Jim Marfisi and Rob “chicken and cheese” Nacha led the way with 3 points each while the Kings defence was tighter than a snare drum. Another 2 goals for Joe “thank you very” Muchynski, great game fellas. Redwings remained on the ice post-game for a no-puck intense practice, they are promising a solid effort next week.

BRUINS 3 SHARKS 2: Mike Martini poured himself his 1st of the season but it wasn’t enough as the Bruins harpooned the Sharks 3-2 in front of a small crowd Sunday night. The 50/50 winner took home 3 bucks, but someone shorted a dime. Thanks to Joe LoCicero for donating the losing amount. Bruins Gary Guthro, back after a few weeks, went bar down with a nifty goal to lead the winners. Mike Archer did his part, setting up 2 goals for the Sharks.

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

Chris Marttila

CARHA Insurance

New Forms

A new Navigation menu option Insurance has been created on the left hand side below the Jim Mercanti option and above the Replacement Players option.

This is a pull-down menu with the following selections :

Accident Claim Form - print this form and submit a claim

Printable Insurance Card - print this personal card

Certificate of Insurance - copy of our league insurance certificate

These are all in PDF format - you will require a PDF reader to view/print.



This Week in SCOHA - Oct.22nd 2018

Live from Sick Bay, here is this week’s blog.  Stick tap to the team reps using the game sheet labels. There are a few player stats pending, they will be updated for next week. This Week’s “Shout Out”  goes to our league referee’s who could be home with their wives watching pvr reruns of This is Us with their significant other but are helping us out at the rink and doing a great job. Thanks guys!


2 points separate 2nd from 6th... quite the logjam as teams try to catch the league leading Oilers...

PENGUINS 6 BLACKHAWKS 6:  Both teams threw everything into the air on this night. Mike Troback and Ron Cybalski potted 3 points each for the Hawks while Mike Haslam fired home the hatty and an assists for the Penguins.  Defense in this game had more holes than a lawn dart game at Stevie Wonder’s house.

OILERS 5 BRUINS 3: Oilers sniper Mark Powell had a point outage on this night, but his teammates came through with a 5-3 triumph over the Bruins to build their division lead. Steve Ditta continues to impress scouts with 2 goals for the Oil while Justin Mol was slicker than two steel wheels in a bucket of lard, firing home 2 for the Bruins.

REDWINGS 3 FLYERS 2: Ryan “a5-35” Aikens scored a goal and added a helper as the Redwings grounded the Flyers 3-2 in front of an announced crowd of 4. Walt Blagdon has 2 apples for the Flyers who remain in the hunt in a tight division race.


4 points from 1st to last as all 6 teams are closer than Ernie & Bert on Valentine’s Day.

PENGUINS 3 CANADIENS 1: Peter Subar notched his 1st goal of the season and Steve Paglie saucer passed a few helpers as the Penguins beat up “Rob Baker’s Dozen” by a score of 3-1. Dave Armstrong powered the winning troops with a goal and an assist for the happy Penguins as they move within 2 points of the division lead.

LEAFS 5 BLACKHAWKS 1: Bob Tenison is getting more ink on the spreadsheet than Axl Rose’s arms, adding to his point totals with 2 more goals and an assist as Leaf Nation knocked off the Blackhawks 5-1. Leafs defenceman Guy Romeo post game, “This was a measuring stick for our hockey club. Blackhawks are the team to beat, their goaltender has been standing on his ear lobes all year and we grabbed the 2 points. Let’s load up the bus and get ready for next week, things are going good for us right now.”  Hawks Walter Blagdon added a goal to keep his torrid scoring pace rolling, currently in 2nd with 11 points, 2 back of Tenison. Blackhawks 13 goals against as a team is the best of all 3 divisions, well done, gang.

BRUINS 9 FLYERS 6: A shootout at the stampede corral as the Bruins folded up the Flyers like a used picnic blanket. Missing 3 key spokes in their tire, the Flyers, led by Brock Hotrum’s 5 point night, ran out of gas. Richard Forester with 5 points, Wayne Sliwinski added 3 points and Tim Pettitt picked up 2 points for the Bruins, who were the friendly giants to start the year but are shaking the rust off, making their move up the standings.  Subbing in for the Flyers, stick tap to Dave Langille sniping 2 goals.


3 points separate 1st from 7th as the masters Division starts to heat up.

STARS 4 SHARKS 1: Stars’ Chris Baratto with the goal of the year candidate, scoring his 1st of the season and celebrating like a hula dancer with the hiccups. Big win for the Stars as they creep within 2 points of 1st place. Brian Deanes kept the Sharks in their cage with several key stops throughout the game. Baratto post game scrum was interrupted by Morgana the kissing bandit, who just wanted to help share in his jubilation.  Sharks need to pick up the dust and get ready for next week.

REDWINGS 2 BRUINS 1: Quite the defensive battle as the Redwings squeeked by the Bruins 2-1 on Terry Gudgeon bobble head night. The score was indicative of the play, as there were several chances on goal. Scott Johnson and sub Alex Greychuck played well. Players were left wondering if there was cellophane across the nets. Huge win for the Wings!

BLACKHAWKS 3 FLAMES 3: The Blackhawks will take the point and run with it back to the airport as they tied the Flames 3-3 on a chilly Sunday night. 2 goals and an assist for Flames’ Peter Fantauzzo while teammate Jason Anderson fired home a goal and 1 helpers for the Flames. Bill Jircos has a can of pop pre-game, went out there and scored a goal and an assist, so did Ed “Shaky” Walton who’s skating is as smooth as a stucco bathtub but he continues to impress on the game sheet.

KINGS 7 FLYERS 1: just best to get one of these games out of the way and move on. The Flyers aren’t about to use a toaster and a radio for bath toys but they were man handled (inset your own pun here) on this night by an eager and waiting Kings team 7-1 Missing some key players, the Flyers D was shakier than my all night espresso bender. Bruce Gunby found the range on 3 goals, added an assist while Joe “Thank you Very” Muchynski added 2 goals and 2 assists for the winning side. Joe Venditti after the game, “Disappointing loss. We left our goalie out to dry. We will go over some game films if we can get our betamax working again, and be ready for next week, I am guaranteeing our fans a W next week!”

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

Chris Marttila



This Week in SCOHA - Oct 16th 2018


OILERS 7 BLACKHAWKS 1: The Oilers just keep on rolling, trouncing the Blackhawks 7-1. A team effort as several different players scored for the division leaders. This game was more overmatched than Mike Tyson trying to recite the alphabet. Blackhawks refuse to let this game ruin a great room. Towering Hawks player Pat Robb post game, “We just have to hit the gym again tomorrow, stay positive, and come back to the rink next week and get a W.”

PENGUINS 6 FLYERS 2: Michael Haslam all wondering who that guy was out there! #87 scored 3 times for the Pens as they wrote up a 6-2 win against their arch rivals, the Flyers. Flyers vow to play some rock music before next game to get the energy levels up a bit higher after this loss that has them 3 point out of first place. “We let this one get away, give them credit, they showed up at the rink with their work boots on, we didn’t”, a somber Carlo Greco explained.

BRUINS 3 REDWINGS 3: Justin Mol and Bob Tenison both had a pair of goals for their respective teams as the game ended in a 3-3 saw-off. Defense was tighter than a snare drum on this night as both teams seemed to execute the trap better than Captain Highliner.


CANADIENS 4 BRUINS 1: Rob Baker had a can of Jolt Cola before the game which gave him enough energy to score 2 goals for the Habs. Alfonso Tinebro canned 2 assists for the winners while Wayne Sliwinski tallied the lone marker for the Bruins who are off to a slow start. Rumours are starting to swirl about a coaching replacement for the 1-4 Bruins but it’s still early...

BLACKHAWKS 3 PENGUINS 0: The first place Blackhawks cooled off the Penguins 3-0 thanks to goaltender Steve Cuthbert’s shutout. The Penguins offense folded up like an Ontario map but they fired a ton of pucks at Cuthbert. Back to the drawing board for the Penguins next week.

LEAFS 6 FLYERS 3: Bob Tenison put a bandage on this one with a pair of goals while Paul Cleary saw the ice well on this night, adding 3 assists. Flyers were down a couple key players as Dave Wichman and Jason Hoffman missed the game due to injury. Both are lower body, team refused comment after the game. Bill Templeman made more saves than a Baywatch lifeguard, making some key stops as the Flyers began to surge in the second period.


KINGS 2 BRUINS 1: Henry Marfisi and Bob Wallace each potted 2 points each, rolling up a key win, as the Kings skated all over the joint in a 2-1 win over the Bruins. Cheesy cannabis puns aside, this defensive battle was a throwback to the old days.  Bruins goalie Joe Locicero made several dazzling saves, looking like Animal from the Muppets behind the drums with quick hands throughout the game.

SHARKS 3 REDWINGS 1: Mark Shadwell wasn’t tired from all the turkey as he helped the Sharks put a bite into the Redwings 3-1 in front of a packed crowd. Mike Archer spearheaded the win with 2 assists while Brian McNamara found the twine for the Redwings who sit in the middle of a log jam in the standings.

BLACKHAWKS 6 FLYERS 2: Bill Kircos napped for 4 hours before the game, grabbed a triple double en route to the rink and played the game of his life, scoring 2 goals for the Hawks in a 6-2 win over the Flyers. Tony Vastano chipped in with 3 points to get the Hawks their first win of the season. Arena staff stayed late to sweep up all the wripped up Pro Line tickets after this one. Hawks Danny Wilde began singing we are the champions in the locker room post game but was quickly reminded about more than ¾ of the schedule remains. Congrats on the win, fellas!

STARS 5 FLAMES 4: Larry Litzgus must’ve liked the scorekeepers perfume as he made his way to the box twice but Stars goalie Brian Deanes shut the door helping the Stars outshine the Flames 5-4. Pat McAleese notched a 3 point night while Bob Tirnanic found the net twice for the Flames who slipped to 2-3 on the year. Plenty of time left guys.

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

PS: stick tap to the teams using the pre-printed roster labels!!!!! Makes things alot easier for me....

Chris Marttila

This Week in SCOHA - October 5, 2018 "Junior Division"



While Intermediate and Master leagues were pouring gravy on anything that moved a few weekends ago, Junior Division had a full slate of games on Friday, October 5th.

OILERS 4 REDWINGS 1: Steve Ditta dit what is expected of him, lighting the ol’ lamp and adding a helper as the Oilers kept the wheels turning with a 4-1 win over the Wings. Mark Powell continued his torrid pace with another goal and an apple. Steve Cromwell replied for the Wings who were a bit overdone on this night.

BRUINS 6 PENGUINS 5: A timekeepers nightmare come true as a pair of Bruins decided to wear #77. 3 goals, 2 assists, and a roughing penalty. Flip a coin, Charlie and Bob Tenison, great game! Kevin Clark was on a mission, grabbing 3 goals and an assist but in a losing cause. A high scoring affair as the defense was more shakier than the dessert tray at Rosie O’Donnell’s house.

BLACKHAWKS 6 FLYERS 6: More spares than a bowling tournament as the Blackhawks brought out all the kids in the block for their battle with the Flyers. 10 different players hit the score sheet for the Hawks while Walt Blagdon bagged 4 points for the orange guys. Defence had a few espresso’s before the game, a bit shaky.

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

Chris Marttila

This Week in SCOHA - Oct.1st, 2018

Week 4 recap:

Junior Division:

PENGUINS 7 OILERS 5 – What does Ross Lacasse and a magician have in common? They both do hat tricks. And that helped the Penguins waddle away with a 7-5 victory over the Oilers.  Bob Tirnanic added a goal and 3 assists for the Pens. Mark Powell powered the losing side with 2 goals and an assist but it wasn’t enough.

FLYERS 6 BRUINS 3 – Walt Blagdon is on fire! The Beyonce of performances so far this season if Beyonce played men’s league hockey. Another 3 goals gives him 10 already. 7 penalties called in this one as play got spicier than a pumpkin ale. 3 assists for Doug Moulton also propelled the Flyers to the win.

BLACKHAWKS 6 REDWINGS 4 – Ron Cybalski stuck a fork into the Redwings with 4 goals and an assist as the Blackhawks held off the Redwings in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd. Things got a bit dusty with another 7 penalty game, must be the change in the weather. When reporters asked Cybalski about his great game, he replied, “Most players skate to the puck, I skate to where it is going to be.”

Intermediate Division:

BLACKHAWKS 5 CANADIENS 3 – Charlie Polizzi notched a pair of beauties and 8 different players found the score sheet as the Hawks upended the struggling Canadiens 5-3. No one was talking to reporters in the Habs room after the game except Rob Baker who is maintaining patience this early in the season. 4 broken sticks were seen in the Canadiens locker room garbage pail post game.

LEAFS 7 BRUINS 3 – Bob Tenison had a cappuccino before the game, went out there and lit the lamp 3 times as the Leafs folded up the Bruins like a used picnic blanket. Bruins vow to go over some game film and are guaranteeing fans a win next week. Another strong game in the crease by “Battlin” Bill Templeman who is doing his best Mike Palmateer impression this year for the Leafs.

FLYERS 6 PENGUINS 4 – Conrad Holtrum sniped a pair and yours truly went top shelf where Mama doesn’t dust as the Flyers held on for the big win. Flyers were up 5-1 heading into the 2nd stanza before Dennis Haradyn sealed the deal. Steve Smith inked 2 goals for the Pens as the comeback fell a bit short.

Masters Division:

FLAMES 4 KINGS 1 – John Jansen wasn’t jingle heimer smith-ing around on this night as he scored a pair of goals to spark the flames to a 4-1 win. When asked about the attention to defence, Jansen added, “Offence sells tickets but a great defence wins Championships.” Meanwhile, over in the Kings locker room, Al Angelone, playing in a contract year,  said his right skate had a small knick in it which hampered things out there.

BRUINS 8 FLYERS 1 – Two good teams met in the schoolyard but the Bruins had all the answers, winning 8-1 in front of a pro-Flyers crowd who went home disappointed. Gary Guthro was all over the place with 2 goals and 2 apples while Gerard Hass been playing well lately, also scoring 2 goals. For the Flyers, Joe Venditti was closely kept in check after last week’s heroics that drew a few oooh’s and awww’s from the Flyer faithful.

STARS 5 REDWINGS 2 – Pat McAleese and Guy Shaver both scored for the Stars who knocked off the 1st place Redwings 5-2 on a night that Stars players began to see their season turning around after an 0-3 start. Stars’ Chris Baratto post game, “Things weren’t all hugs and kisses to start the season but we all dug deep and played a great game tonight. Give that other locker room credit they skated damn hard. Deaner made a ton of big saves early and we all played as a team. Day off tomorrow then it’s back to business to get ready for next week.”

SHARKS 7 BLACKHAWKS 3 – Seven different players found the back of the net as the Sharks took a bite out of the Hawks 7-3. Robert DiGiovanni scored twice for the Hawks but the loss drops them to 0-4 to start the campaign. Hawks Bill Kircos spoke to the media after the game, “Our record isn’t worth a bag of olives, we are playing well but just aren’t getting any luck around the net. We have a confident locker room and the guys will be ready to battle next week.”

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

Chris Marttila

This Week in SCOHA - Sept.25th, 2018

Week 3 recap:

Junior Division:
OILERS 4 FLYERS 2 – Four different scorers lit the lamp for the Oilers who kept the pedal to the floor, starting the season with 3 wins. Walt Bludgon notched a pair for the Flyers who faced defeat for the first time this season. Great battle of the titans in the junior division.

BRUINS 7 BLACKHAWKS 5 – Steven Beraldo and Glen Erskine both enjoyed their Gatorade before the game, firing two goals each as the Bruins won a crazy one 7-5 over the Blackhawks. Dennis Cybalski gets a stick tap for his 2 goals in a losing cause.

REDWINGS 3 PENGUINS 2 – Wayne Sliwinski chipped in with 2 points as the Redwings held off those pesky Penguins 3-2 in front of a packed house. Some great plays in this game left more than a few of us rubbing our eyes. Keep an eye on the Redwings, they are climbing the standings and have their minds set on 1st place real soon.

Intermediate Division:

PENGUINS 3 LEAFS 2 – Brian Powell wears #68 for the Penguins and he played like Jaromir Jagr on this night, making the score sheet 3 times with 2 goals and an apple as the Penguins hung on to rake the Leafs. 8 minor penalties were called in this one, the referee started a go-fund me page to buy a new whistle. Warren Russell and Trevor Swanson scored for the Leafs who will are still in the thick of things in a close intermediate division race.

FLYERS 2 CANADIENS 2 – What about a 2 minute 3-on-3 overtime to maybe decide a tie? Just a thought but what do i know. Brock Hotrum scored twice to propel the Flyers while Rob baker, fresh off an emotional anthem playing against his old team, and Alfonso Tinebra, replied for les Canadiens.

BRUINS 3 BLACKHAWKS 1 – The Bruins, led by a hatty by Glenn Rouse, got by the first place Blackhawks in a tight game that had the hockey world sitting at the edge of their seats. 2 points separate first and last.

Masters Division:

KINGS 7 STARS 3 –Henry Marfisi showed up bound and determined to put on a show for the ages and that he did. 3 goals and a helper as the Kings trounced the Stars. Mike Vanderzee added a goal and 2 assists as the Kings continue to battle for first place supremacy. Stars season has started off a bit cloudy but it’s only September 25th, it’s still early.

SHARKS 3 FLAMES 1 – The Sharks splashed water on the Flames 3-1 in a defensive battle. Both teams are in the middle of the log jam in the Masters division and the Flames will be coming out a blazin’ next week.

FLYERS 2 REDWINGS 2 – what a defensive affair as these two teams tied 2-2. Low scoring game but the action on the ice went up and down like a fiddler’s elbow. Both goaltender’s were up to the task. We could smell the A5-35 from up at the bar after this one. Hard played game.

BRUINS 10 BLACKHAWKS 1 – Well that didn’t go as planned. Alastair Kermack “kermacked” the Hawks with 5 goals taking home the game puck for all to see. That Dale Brons is no slouch either, piling up 3 goals and 3 apples for the winners. 21 goals in 3 games for the Bruins as they continue to impress. It’s not a rebuilding year, a retool, they are in it to win it, pal.

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

Chris Marttila

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