Getting off to a slow start, Labatt’s scrapped their way back into the game erasing a three goal deficit, eventually proving too quick and elusive for Sam’s. Much of the Labatt’s offense was led by Brent Bousquet who scored for the cycle netting a power play, short-handed, and an even strength goal and by the end of the night added six goals to the scoresheet. Adam Munsell and Justin Alejandro tallied a goal and three assists each in the win. Kyle Cappucci had a pair of goals for Sam’s.
Bertelli’s Rolls Past Sam’s 10-4
In a balanced offensive effort that saw six different Bertelli’s players score, with Ryan Lawless finishing with two goals and five assists, a four goal second period effectively put the game out of reach for Chicago Sam’s who were outshot 55-17.
Gladiators Sneak Past Drywall 10-9
In an offensive battle, a five goal Drywall rally in the middle stanza helped to erase a four goal Gladiator lead but the big red could not muster enough offense to get past the Gladiators who hung on for the win. Eric Tkacz’s second goal of the game scored 3:46 into the third period proved the game winner. Tommy Greene put on the hat and added three assists for a six-point night for Drywall. Jeff Chillson finished with four goals and two assists for the Gladiators.
Renegades Skate Past the Bucs 7-3
Two late first period goals helped the Renegades skate past the Bucs in a game in which they never trailed. The Renegades outshot the Bucs 16-8 in the first. From there out, the Bucs could not close the gap anymore than three goals. Keith Megazzini netted a goal and had four assists leading the Renegade offense and Kevin Hamylak had a hat trick and an assist in the win.
Wood Group Puts Away Country Diner 7-4
Behind solid defensive play and goaltending Wood Group put away Country Diner 7-4. In the third period Wood Group turned a deadlocked score into a three goal lead and never looked back outshooting Country Diner 43-23. Ed and Mike Love, Tim Gurney, and Steve Grondin all had a multiple night and Daryl Demarcho had a short-handed tally for Wood Group. Jeff Audet had a hat trick for Country Diner and Jesse Chabot turned aside 35 shots in the losing effort.
Night Train Rallies Past Vargo’s 7-5
Down 5-2, the Train picked up their play and steamrolled Vargo’s in the third period with four goals the second and fourth of the period scored by Josh O’Neil to rally 7-5 past Vargo’s . Jeff Buccholz finished with two goals and two assists leading the offense for Nigh Train.Eddie Walsh had three assists for Vargo’s.
Correction’s Edges PDT 6-5
Taking 4-0 lead after the first period Corrections appeared to be heading to a comfortable win but PDT refused to quit and stormed back with four goals of their own in the second period closing in on the Correction’s lead to within a goal, but Corrections would not surrender their lead and held on to defeat PDT 6-5. Heading the offense for the CO’s was Chris McCreary with three goals and an assist and Tommy Croyle with two goals and an assist.
Snipers Beat Hamilton in Shootout 4-3
The Snipers needed a shootout to get past the Stars who after trailing 3-0 fought back scoring once in the second and twice in the third knotting the score at three. Rob Vose helped ignite a two goal run when he scored with help from Bill Evans with 3:09 remaining on the clock. Down by a goal, the Stars pulled their goalie in favor of the extra attacker, and the pay off came with 23 seconds left to play as Jos Banas and Rob Vose teamed up to find Bill Evans who netteg the game-tying goal forcing a shootout. In a three-round shootout Bobby Hinckley put one past Garrett Vose in the first round which proved to be all the scoring that was needed as Sniper’s netminder Dave Upchurch denied all three Star’s scoring bids.