Week 2 - Early parity reigns supreme

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Well just like that we're through 2 weeks of the season, after a stunted start to week 1 this second week went off much more smoothly. On the floor we saw some outstanding team hockey and some phenomenal goaltending, so far it looks like the draft process was once again a resounding success as an unbelievable 6 of the 7 games had the final margin of victory as ONE GOAL... we won't talk about that 7th game in fear of making Five Alive feel bad :). Week 3 will see some great matchups including the makeup game between Red Lights and Sarcastic Monkeys who won their openers this week and will get all teams up to 3 games played.

Onto the recaps from Week 2's action!


8:10 - Mykala's Madhouse 7 Call Me Daddy 6

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Perron saves the best for last with late game heroics

After Week 1 started with a hiccup and rescheduled game our second week started without a hitch, the opener had Mykala's Madhouse and Call Me Daddy both coming off an opening win and looking to keep the undefeated streak alive.
CMD would come out of the gate flying with a pair of goals in the opening 4 minutes, but MM would right the ship and take a 4-3 lead into break thanks to Captain Shawn Weatherdon's 2nd goal of the game very late in the frame. Much like the first periodCMD would again dominate the opening of the second stanza and pull even, the teams would trade goals throughout the period until veteran sniper Missy Newhook would pop a goal with just over 2 minutes left to give CMD a 6-5 lead and put them in the driver's seat for a W. Unfortunately for them MM boast the services of phenom Austin Perron, the scoring ace was having a somewhat quiet outing until the final 2 minutes, seconds after the CMD go ahead goal Austin would set up Weatherdon for his 4th goal of the game then just 22 seconds later he would score on a sneaky shot through traffic to put MM up 7-6. CMD would pull the goaltender but were not able to equalize as they fall by that same score.
CMD were led by their dynamic duo of Richard Tattrie 🎩🎩🎩🍏🍏 and rookie Justin Proulx-Philion 🚨🍏, while the aforementioned MM stars were Weatherdon 🎩🎩🎩🚨🍏 and Perron 🚨🍏🍏🍏🍏. Despite the high score both goalies were busy and very solid in this game combining to face 84 shots including 47 against winning tendy Brent Ferguson.

9:00 - Truculent Defenders 4 Philthy Phil's Philanthropists 3

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Toste outduels Latham in a battle of veteran tenders

The second game of the day was expected to be a tight low scoring affair as we saw two of the O4's top goalies face off as Philthy Russ Latham met Truculent Steve Toste, and neither masked man disappointed in this one. The first half would see a surprising 5 total goals scored with the last one coming off the blade of rookie Stephanie St-Cyr who finished on a scramble in front for her first OFBHL goal and a 3-2 lead for TD despite being outshot 30-14 in the frame. Thegoalies would take over the second period with neither team being able to light the lamp, still trailing by 1 PPP would pull Latham in the final minute but the move would backfire as TD would find the empty net with 30 seconds to play, the Philthy ones would make it interesting with a late marker but would fall by a 4-3 final.
Steve Toste was the first star of this one facing 48 shots and only allowing 3 goals, while teammates Doug Tattrie 🚨🍏🍏 and Frank Zic 🍏🍏 provided just enough offence to take the win. PPP captain Devin McManus 🚨🍏led his team in scoring in the loss.

9:50 - Red Lights 3 Mr & Mrs Smith 2

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Better late than never, Red Lights open season with tight victory

Game three saw the Red Lights finally hit the floor for their season opener as they were one of two teams impacted by the hiccup in week 1, their first game was a good one featuring old friends on opposite side as the "Malloine's" Red Lights took on the Richer's Mr & Mrs Smith.
This game would be another tight defensive game with great goaltending from M&M's Marc-Andre Lalonde and RL's Collin Jackson, in fact the first period would see no goals scored despite 27 shots from RL and 14 froim M&M. Early in period two Shawn Lemoine 🚨🚨 would get RL rolling but that goal would be quickly matched by team co-namesake Colin Smith 🚨 to tie things up again. With the score now 2-1 Red Lights were granted a PP opportunity with less than 7 to play and take advantage, Lemoine would notch his 2nd off a sweet feed from Tim Squires 🍏 to make the score 3-1. M&M managed to get one back but couldn't find the equalizer as RL start their delayed season with a 3-2 victory.


10:40 - Sarcastic Monkeys 2 Dirty Downers 1

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Downer and Legari put on a show!

The "hump game" of Week 2 had our other team suffering a delayed start, the Sarcastic Monkeys taking on the Dirty Downers who opened with a low scoring tie in week 1.
For the 3rd straight match the game would be dominated by defensive hockey and some great goaltending, the Monkeys would control the bulk of the play but freshman and team namesake Phil Downer continued his red hot debut season with save after save, at the other end Monkey man Mark Legari wasn't nearly as busy but was every bit as good as his counterpart. The first goal would come with just 15 ticks left in the first frame thanks to Steve Sicotte 🚨🍏 potting a rebound on the powerplay, they would extend that lead on a Roxy Nesbitt 🚨snipe halfway through the second period. With time ticking down DD would finally break the Legari shutout bid thanks to a patented Steve Toste 🚨 blast, but it was too little too late as SM hold on for the 2-1 victory. Downer and Legari were the unquestioned stars in this one, despite the loss Downer was huge stopping 54 of 56 shots, while Legari gave up just one on 30 shots against.

11:30 - The Next Generation 6 Injured Reserve 5

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Commish Junior takes home first O4 win in debut game

Our next matchup pitted aptly named Injured Reserve taking on The Next Generation who welcomed the literal next generation of O4 ball hockey to the league with young Mason Frewen making his debut between the pipes for his parent's team, it was questionable who was more nervous for the young goale's debut Mason or his parents but if he was nervous the rookie didn't show too many nerves as he had a strong showing.
It likely helped that TNG as they did in week 1 came out of the chute flying to open the game, tenacious stars Michel Sirois 🎩🎩🎩🍏 and Josianne Garneau 🚨🚨🍏 would both light the lamp in the opening minutes to give their goalie an early lead, IR would get going in the back half of the period thanks to a pair from Zach Verge 🚨🚨🍏 but with just seconds left in the period the senior Frewen would regain the 2 goal for their team making it 4-2 at the break. With just 5 minutes to play and TNG still holding a 2 goal cushion Rachel Clermont 🚨 would pop in a rebound from her office near the crease to make it interesting, with their lead down to 1 Sirois would cap a hard working shift with a beauty snipe from the slot, that goal would turn out as the GWG as TNG stay undefeated and win 6-5.
IR rookie goaltender Ben Conrad improved in his second start of the season stopping 33 of 39 shots overall including 15 of 17 in the second half.

12:20 - Hocus Pocus 5 Amanda Hugginkiss 4

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Game finishes with 3 goals in the final 2 minutes, and heartbreak for the Amandas

Game 6 had a little healthy sibling rivalry as Brock Murray's Hocus Pocus faced off versus Amanda Stephens' Amanda Hugginkiss in a game with a lot of veterans but also some new faces who would make an impact in this one. With lots of scoring talent on both squads it was somewhat surprisingly the goaltenders who completely stole the show in the first period as veteran MC Chartrand and rookie Andrew Riff combined for 34 saves on 34 shots against.
HP would get a PP chance early in period 2 thanks to renowned goon Faith Murray ending up in the box, their rookies would go to work and score a fully freshman (and freshwoman) PPG with Kristen Couture 🚨🍏 scoring assisted by Hannah Macdonnell 🚨🚨🍏 and Sam Parsonson 🍏🍏🍏. That goal would open the floodgates of offence in this game, captain Brock Murray 🚨🍏🍏 and Macdonell would score soon after less than a minute apart to give HP a big 3-0 lead. But the offence was far from over in this half, AH would pull within one thanks to sniper Bradley McCarter 🚨🍏🍏🍏 but would once again trail by multiple goals soon after as HP led 4-2 with 5 minutes to play. With time almost gone in the game AH looked to their veterans to bring them back, and sniper Mona Le Blanc 🚨🚨🍏 answered the call, Mona would score with 100 seconds remaining and then with just 36 seconds on the clock she would snipe again to tie this game up at 4-4. With that remarkable comeback AH had seemingly snatched a point in unlikely fashion, but it wasn't to be... with just 8 seconds left in the game Macdonnell would score her 2nd of the game to break AH hearts and give HP a 5-4 win.

1:10 - Heron Road Avengers 7 Five Alive 1

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Consider the Week 1 HRA loss Avenged!

With all 6 games thus far being extremely close one goal affairs would the last game of the day keep up the trend and finish off one of the most competitive days in O4 history? Unfortunately not so much...
Five Alive opened the season with a strong showing and a 9 goal outburst but this was just not their day, HRA scoring star Dave Allston 🎩🎩🎩🚨🚨🍏 rebounded from a relatively lacklustre by his standards week 1 in style, he would bookend his team's scoring with their first and last goal... and also add a natural hat trick in the middle of the game for good measure for a dominating showing. Linemates Ty St-Jean 🚨🍏🍏 and Kelly Brant 🍏🍏🍏 would also contribute while returning sniper Stephane Chenier 🚨 notched the other HRA goal. The lone bright spot for FA would come from goalie turned player (and superstar softballer) Marty Leury 🚨 with his first goal of the season.



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