2018-2019 SEASON NEWS & NOTES

LOVE CUP PLAYOFFS 2019

DATE HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM SCORE ITC
Mon., Feb. 11 CHOICE STEAMERS 4-0 OV
Wed., Feb. 13 STEAMERS CHOICE 1-5 NP
LOVE CUP
Tues., Feb. 19 ROUGHNECKS CHOICE 2-1 (2OT)  
Wed., Feb. 20 CHOICE ROUGHNECKS 0-2  
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Love Cup History
2018/2019 Roughnecks DEF Choice/Hitmen
2017/2018 Hitmen DEF Steamers
2016/2017 Roughnecks DEF Hitmen
2015/2016 Steamers DEF Choice
2014/2015 Choice DEF Steamers
2013/2014 Steamers DEF Choice
2012/2013 Hitmen DEF Roughnecks
2011/2012 Steamers DEF Roughnecks
2010/2011 Steamers DEF Choice
2009/2010 Steamers DEF Choice
2008/2009 Roughnecks DEF Choice
2007/2008 Hitmen DEF Roughnecks
2006/2007 Hitmen DEF Choice
2005/2006 Hitmen DEF Choice
2004/2005 Hitmen DEF Steamers
2003/2004 Steamers DEF Choice
2002/2003 Hitmen DEF Steamers
Tues., Feb. 5

ROUGHNECKS 4 vs CHOICE 2 - Fastest game of the year goes to Roughnecks.

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

In potentially the last matchup of the season, the Roughnecks faced off against Choice. Both teams had full rosters going into the match, and the game started with a bang with a goal from Hine. Vickers responded with a goal of his own going into the half, but as the second half commenced the Roughnecks put on a blistering offense that put them up 4-1. Vickers scored once again, but was unable to get any real momentum going for Choice. With the win going to the Roughnecks, they have secured themselves a spot in the Love Cup Championship Game!

1st Star: R. Gross
2nd Star: N. Vassos
3rd Star: O. Vickers

Next Game: Tuesday - Roughnecks vs Choice

Mon., Feb. 4

ROUGHNECKS 4 vs CHOICE 2 - Fastest game of the year goes to Roughnecks.

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

In potentially the last matchup of the season, the Roughnecks faced off against Choice. Both teams had full rosters going into the match, and the game started with a bang with a goal from Hine. Vickers responded with a goal of his own going into the half, but as the second half commenced the Roughnecks put on a blistering offense that put them up 4-1. Vickers scored once again, but was unable to get any real momentum going for Choice. With the win going to the Roughnecks, they have secured themselves a spot in the Love Cup Championship Game!

1st Star: R. Gross
2nd Star: N. Vassos
3rd Star: O. Vickers

Next Game: Tuesday - Roughnecks vs Choice

Tues., Jan. 29

STEAMERS 6 vs CHOICE 1 - Steamers leave Choice in the snowbanks.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

In their final matchup this regular season, both Choice and the Steamers were missing some key players. The Steamers came into this one missing the league's leader goal scorer, Sharma, and did not have any substitutes. On the other hand, Choice was missing their offensive catalyst Atkinson and goalie Noe. With Choice missing their goalie, captain Ploughman stepped in to fill the void. The game got off to a fast start for the Steamers and they held a 4-0 lead at the half. The second half was a bit quieter with the Steamers adding two more and Choice finally scoring their first, and only goal of the game. Steamers players Watson and Rorabeck starred in this one with Watson scoring six points and Rorabeck earning a hat-trick and five points total! A rare blowout in this one as the regular season comes to a close. Next week, Choice will play Monday and Tuesday, and the Steamers will finish their regular season on Wednesday.

1st Star: L. Watson
2nd Star: B. Rorabeck
3rd Star: W. Ground

Next Game: Monday - Roughnecks vs Choice

Wed., Jan. 23

ROUGHNECKS 3 vs STEAMERS 2 - Gross nets game-winner in soggy battle with Steamers.

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

Despite the bad weather cancelling Monday’s game, the Steamers and the Roughnecks once again faced off this Wednesday. Both teams played without subs and their goalies, because of the grade 10 outdoors trip. This didn’t stop an amazing game, that started off with a strong first half for the Steamers with goals from Sharma and Watson. However Captain Gross led the Roughnecks crawling back to clinch the game with 3 goals for himself, with assists from Vassos and Hine. The Steamers and the Roughnecks will face off 2 more times before the playoffs.

1st Star: R. Gross
2nd Star:K. Sharma
3rd Star: Goalies (Salamon, Noe)

Next Game: Monday - Roughnecks vs Choice

Tues., Jan. 15

STEAMERS 2 vs ROUGHNECKS 1 - Sharma out-shines Hine and short-benched Roughnecks.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

After being shutout in this matchup last week, the Steamers were looking to take advantage of a depleted Roughnecks squad which had no subs and was missing captain Gross as well as goalie Strain. Shortly after the start of the first half, the Steamers got off to a fast start courtesy of a goal from the league's top scorer Sharma. This lead wouldn't hold for long though, as Hine potted one for the Necks soon after. The teams went into the half tied at one goal apiece. The second half was full of chances for both sides along with some great saves from both goalies, but with about five minutes left in the game, the Steamers finally broke the tie. Captain Ground ripped a shot past Magor to put the Steamers up 2-1. The Roughnecks pushed for the last few minutes, but with some great saves from Turnbull, the Steamers were able to hold on for the win. Despite having no subs, the Necks squad of Fowler, Vassos, and Hine, put up a remarkable effort in front of Magor who made his debut as a goalie in this one. Up next, the Necks will look to get back on track on Monday, and the Steamers will look to continue their strong play on Tuesday.

1st Star: K. Sharma
2nd Star: M. Hine
3rd Star: R. Turnbull

Next Game: Monday - Roughnecks vs Choice

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Tues., Jan. 15

STEAMERS 4 vs CHOICE 2 - Sharma-sharp Steamers find their offense!

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

After a disappointing loss against the Roughnecks last week, the Steamers lifted themselves up beating Choice 4-2. Both teams had subs this time, yet the first half started with a close game. Sharma scored early, only for Choice’s Atkinson to respond with a goal from the half. Towards the second half however leading scorer Sharma went on a hot streak, securing himself his first hattrick of the season. Choice’s Salamon tried to start a comeback for his team, but in the final minutes of the game Steamers captain Ground scored on an empty net to comfortably secure the win for his team. The Steamers and Choice will once again face off next Tuesday.

1st Star: K. Sharma
2nd Star: S. Atkinson
3rd Star: W. Ground

Next Game: Wednesday - Roughnecks vs Steamers

Mon., Jan. 14

ROUGHNECKS 3 vs CHOICE 1 - Gross leads the way in another Necks win.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

The first game of 2019 between Choice and the Roughnecks saw both teams go at it pretty good with the Necks coming out with a 3-1 win, once again buoyed by captain Gross. After a one sided first half which saw the Necks jump out to a 2-0 lead as wells as an errand Choice pass which lead to their own player, Mason, having to deal with some pain in the groin area (he was fine) the second half was much closer. Choice got the offence going and cut the lead to one, but it wasn't enough as the Roughnecks would eventually seal the deal with their third goal. Yet another close game between these two. They'll matchup again next Monday.

1st Star: R. Gross
2nd Star: W. Tessier
3rd Star: N. Vassos

Next Game: Tuesday - Choice vs Steamers

Wed., Jan. 9

ROUGHNECKS 1 vs STEAMERS 0 - Gross nets a late one to lift first place Necks.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

In their first matchup of 2019, the Steamers and Roughnecks went back and forth until the last few minutes with only a few chances for both sides. With just under two minutes left Roughnecks captain Gross finally broke the tie to give his team a 1-0 lead. That would be all they would need in this tightly contested game. Both goalies played exceptionally well, especially Turnbull who had to stand on his head for the last five minutes or so of the second half while the Steamers defence in front of him had trouble escaping their own zone. Another low scoring, close game between these two, and they will meet again next Wednesday.

1st Star: R. Gross
2nd Star:R. Turnbull
3rd Star: J. Reil

Next Game: Monday - Choice vs Roughnecks

Tues., Jan. 8

STEAMERS 3 vs CHOICE 1 - Turnbull comes up big in near-shutout performance.

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

The first game of the new year started with a bang, with the Steamers and Choice facing off. Both teams were running without any subs, leading to a very tiring game. The first half ended without any goals, with many close chances by both teams. Things turned around for the Steamers in the second half with a goal from Rorabeck, which led to the Steamers gaining momentum and 2 more goals from Sharma and Watson. Choice tried to make a comeback in the final minute with Vickers scoring on a breakaway, but the clock ran out before they had a chance to attempt a proper comeback. The Steamers and Choice will face off again on January 14th.

1st Star: R. Turnbull
2nd Star: Y. Vourkouliotis
3rd Star: K. Sharma

Next Game: Wednesday - Steamers vs Roughnecks

Tues. Dec. 18, 2018

The 16TH ANNUAL HALL OF FAME TOURNAMENT

Legends, Immortals, Wannabes

GAMES START AT 3:30!

Wannabes Roster
Vourkouliotis Ground
Gross Vassos
Ploughman Brocklehurst
Hine Wrobel
Watson Vickers
Sharma Atkinson
Turnbull Strain
Mon., Dec. 17

CHOICE 4 vs ROUGHNECKS 1 - Vickers has big game vs BHL's top team.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

The final game before the winter break was slated to be a good one with the Roughnecks and Choice battling it out on a cold December day. Choice definitely had the numbers in this one as they came out with almost their entire roster compared to the no-subs and captain(s)-less Roughnecks. Choice jumped out to an early lead with two goals by Vickers and held a 2-1 lead at the half. The scoring continued in the second half with goals by Brocklehurst and Atkinson, and Choice ended the first half of the season on high note with a 4-1 win. The win extended Choice's win streak to four games. With the win Choice now has the same record (5-2-1) as the Roughnecks but the Necks retain first place overall because of a higher goal difference.

1st Star: O. Vickers
2nd Star: R. Brocklehurst
3rd Star: P. Darvasi

Next Game: Tuesday - Legends vs Wannabes

Wed., Dec. 12

ROUGHNECKS 2 vs STEAMERS 1 - Gross powers his squad past sinking Steamers.

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

Following Roughnecks first defeat at the hands of the Steamers last week, the Roughnecks came into the game hungry for revenge. They quickly picked up 2 goals in the first half, with a strong performance from captain Gross, who was returning from a leg injury last week. He picked up a goal, as well as Mr. Fowler. The Steamers had numerous chances to score, but were unable to get anything going until the second half, with 30s left on the clock and Laurin scored, assisted by Watson. The Steamers tried to score a second one to tie the game up, but were unsuccessful. They will face off once more after the break, on January 9th.

 

1st Star: R. Gross
2nd Star: W. Tessier
3rd Star: R. Turnbull

Next Game: Monday - Choice vs Roughnecks

Tues., Dec. 11

CHOICE 3 vs STEAMERS 2 - Choice sneek past Steamers to keep their win streak going.

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

Tuesday’s game once again featured The Steamers vs. Choice. In one of the closest games of the season, the first half consisted of dominance by the Steamers, who quickly scored 2 goals. Sharma once again scored one of the goals on a breakaway for the Steamers, as did Laurin who scored from deep range. However, the tables turned in Choice’s favor, when in the second half they made a spectacular comeback, with first star Atkinson scoring an incredible 3 goals, making it the first hattrick of the season. The Steamers will get a chance for redemption after the break, on January 8th.

1st Star: S. Atkinson
2nd Star: A. Laurin
3rd Star: N. Ploughman

Next Game: Wednesday - Steamers vs Roughnecks

Mon., Dec. 10

CHOICE 3 vs ROUGHNECKS 2 (SO) Choice get revenge with shootout victory!

Report by: Wyatt Ground

"We'll win next week," said Choice co-captain Nick Ploughman after falling to the Roughnecks 2-1 in a shootout last week, and he made sure that he followed through on that statement this week. After being up 2-0 following goals by rookie sensation Marcus Hine and veteran defenceman Mr. O'Leary, who made his season debut, the Roughnecks were looking good until Choice started to lay it on. First, it was a wicked shot from Atkinson which brought the deficit to only 1, and then Vickers got behind the Roughnecks defence and deked his way to the game-tying goal. Despite intense pressure from the Roughnecks in the final minutes, this game would need a shootout, just like last week's matchup. Following the shootout loss last week, Choice goalie Noe was determined to make up for that result. The shootout was tied 1-1 going into the 3rd round, and Noe stopped the Roughneck's 3rd shooter Tessier with a nice save, setting up Salamon for the win. Salamon converted and gave Choice their second straight win. Up next, Choice will look to continue their strong play on Tuesday, while the Roughnecks will try to put an end to their losing streak on Wednesday.

1st Star: O. Vickers
2nd Star:R. Gross
3rd Star: M. Hine

Next Game: Tuesday - Steamers vs Choice

Wed., Dec. 5

STEAMERS 3 vs ROUGHNECKS 0 - Steamers D takes down the surging Roughnecks.

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

This week's game between the Steamers and the Roughnecks took a suprise turn of events. Despite the Steamers missing goalie Ryan Turnbull for the second time this week, they defeated the formerly undefeated Roughnecks. The first half started with a strong start for the Steamers, with a goal from Steamers goal from Capitain Yanni Vourkoutiotis. Then offensive star Kieran Sharma exploded for 2 goals, which now means he is averaging a goal per game! The two players were also supported by the rest of the Steamers, combining for 3 assists. The second half went out with a bang, with the crippled Roughnecks Capitain Ryan Gross stepped into the game, despite a injured leg. Sadly this was not enough, and the Roughnecks could not get anything going, ending the game 3-0 for the Steamers. The Roughnecks will get the opportunity for revenge next Wednesday December 10th.

1st Star: L. Watson
2nd Star: K. Sharma
3rd Star: Y. Vourkouliotis

Next Game: Monday - Roughnecks vs Choice

Tues., Dec. 4

CHOICE 1 vs STEAMERS 0 - Noe earns a big shutout in tight game vs. Steamers.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

Following an entertaining matchup last week, this week's game between Choice and the Steamers was slated to be another back-and-forth affair, and it was. With the Steamers missing goalie Ryan Turnbull, they turned to rookie Tarquin Wrobel to man the crease. The first half of the game was tight until the second-last minute when Choice broke through for a 1-0 lead. That would be all they needed in this one, as despite multiple Choice for the Steamers offense, they were shut down by first star Daniel Noe, who earned his first shutout of the year. Rookie Seb Atkinson was great in this one, scoring the first goal of his career and was named the second star of the game. Wrobel, who didn't even get to warm-up, was stellar and earned third-star honours after giving up only one goal in his debut as a goalie. Another week, another close game between the Steamers and Choice. The Steamers will try to even the season series next Tuesday. Up next, the Steamers will seek their second win of the season on Wednesday, and Choice will be back at it on Monday.

1st Star: D. Noe
2nd Star: S. Atkinson
3rd Star: T. Wrobel

Next Game: Wednesday - Roughnecks vs Steamers

Mon., Dec. 3

ROUGHNECKS 2 vs CHOICE 1 (SO) - First shootout of the year goes to Roughnecks!

Report by: Yanni Vourkouliotis

In one of the most exciting games of the season, the undefeated Roughnecks faced off against the new look Choice. The game started with a bang, with new player Owen Vickers gaining numerous chances to score. At the end of the half, Choice was successful in scoring, with a breakaway goal from Choice Captain Ryan Brocklehurst. The Roughnecks, with no subs dug deep and kept themselves in the game, eventually tying the score with a minute left on the clock, from a beautiful goal from Captain Ryan Gross. The game went into a very tense shootout, with the game eventually being clutched once again by Gross. The Roughnecks and Choice will face off again on December 10.

1st Star:R. Gross
2nd Star: B. Strain
3rd Star: D. Noe

Next Game: Tuesday - Steamers vs Choice

Wed., Nov. 28

ROUGHNECKS 2 vs STEAMERS 0 - Necks shut down and shutout sinking Steamers.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

After a second half comeback in last week's matchup, the Roughnecks came into Wednesday's game against the Steamers with confidence, and it showed. If it weren't for the stellar play of goalie Ryan Turnbull, the Steamers – who had no substitutes – would have been out of the game by the end of the first half. The Roughnecks jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half thanks to a seeing-eye shot which just slipped under Turnbull's glove, and they would eventually score again in the second half for the insurance marker. Solid defence from Mr. Fowler and Nick Vassos kept the Steamers from registering many shots on goalie Ben Strain, who got his first career shutout. The Roughnecks have now won three straight games and will look to win their fourth straight on Monday. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum the Steamers have struggled and dropped their third straight game, falling to 1-3 on the season. They will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday.

1st Star: M. Hine
2nd Star: R. Turnbull
3rd Star: R. Gross

Next Game: Monday - Roughnecks vs Choice

Tues., Nov. 27

CHOICE 4 vs STEAMERS 3 - Grade nine shine in Choice's convincing victor over Steamers

Report by: Yanni Vourkoutiotis

The fourth game of the season featured the long waited rematch between the Steamers and Choice. Choice went into the game looking for revenge after the last 4 nothing loss to the Steamers. This matchup also featured the debuts of rookies Andrew Friedman and Toby Salamon. Both rookies left the game with 2 points, and the first star of the game for Andrew Friedman and second star respectively for Toby Salamon. The game was close through the entire match, until additional goals by Captains Nick Ploughman and Ryan Brocklehurst clutched the win for Choice. Tarquin Wrobel was the third star of the game, also leaving with 2 points of his own. Steamers will get a chance for redemption on Tuesday, Dec. 4th when the Steamers and Choice face off again.

1st Star: A Friedman
2nd Star: T. Salamon
3rd Star: T. Wrobel

Next Game: Wednesday - Roughnecks vs Steamers

Mon., Nov. 26

ROUGHNECKS 5 vs CHOICE 2 - Necks take it to small Choice squad.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

In their first matchup this season, the Roughnecks defeated a Choice squad which was once again hampered by absences. Despite having a depleted roster Choice was able to put a good fight in the first half thanks to sound defence from co-captain Nick Ploughman and solid goaltending from Daniel Noe. At the end of the first half the Roughnecks had a 2-0 lead. The second half saw some more action, including Choice's first 2 goals of their season scored by Ploughman and 3rd star Ryan Brocklehurst, but their efforts were not enough to counter a strong offensive push from the Roughnecks. Thanks to a 3-goal, 4 point performance from rookie Marcus Hine, and a 2-goal, 3 point performance from Will Tessier, the Roughnecks disposed of Choice 5-2 in a rainy game to continue their early season success. Choice will look to rebound tomorrow, while the Roughnecks will try to extend their win streak on Wednesday.

1st Star: M. Hine
2nd Star: W. Tessier
3rd Star: R. Brocklehurst

Next Game: Tuesday - Choice vs Steamers

Wed., Nov. 21

ROUGHNECKS 3 vs STEAMERS 2 - Necks mount a mini-comback to take down 1-0 Steamers.

Report by: Yanni Vourkoutiotis

The second game of the season featured the formerly undefeated Steamers vs. the now current undefeated Roughnecks. A strong first half from the Steamers with goals from a far out shot by Yanni Vourkoutiotis and an incredible sideline shot from Liam Watson to give the Steamers the 2-0 lead at the half. Sadly this was not enough for the Steamers, as an overwhelming offence from the Roughnecks in the second half overpowered them. A shot from beyond the half from Nick Vassos kept them in the game, followed by a goal from Roughnecks Captain Ryan Gross. The game ended heartbreakingly for the Steamers when the second star of the game, Mr. Rusitti clinched the game for his team with a goal that trickled in behind Turnbull. The rematch will take place next Wednesday, giving the Steamers another chance to take down the undefeated Roughnecks.

1st Star: R. Gross
2nd Star: M. Rusitti
3rd Star: B. Strain

Next Game: Monday - Choice vs Roughnecks

Tues., Nov. 20

Steamers 4 vs Choice 0 - Steamers look good in game 1 victory.

Report by: Wyatt Ground

The first game of the season went off without a hitch, and at the end the Steamers came out with a 4-0 win. Backed by a strong shutout performance from Ryan Turnbull and an offensive breakout in the second half, the Steamers sent a depleted Choice squad back to the drawing board. After a quiet first half, things really picked up during the second half. Following a great Turnbull save on a 2-on-1 shot from Mr. Beatty, the Steamers quickly began to score. A Kieran Sharma shot from the left of Daniel Noe went by him for the 1-0 lead, followed by a Ben Rorabeck chip-in in front of the net. Later in the second half the Steamers increased their lead by way of an amazing goal by rookie Tarquin Wrobel, when he danced through Choice's defense and deked around Noe for the score. Liam Watson would later add a fourth for good measure. Game #1 was a great start to the season for the Steamers, and a chance for Choice to reset and come back stronger on Monday.

1st Star: R. Turnbull
2nd Star: K. Sharma
3rd Star: T. Wrobel

Next Game: Wednesday - Steamers vs Roughnecks