After another day of cancelling games the Premier week saw the Niagara Generals sending a statement to the rest of the league don’t look past us. After a 3-2 defeat to the league leading Wings the Generals pulled off a triple play defeating the Express, Thunder and Hawks to sweep three big clubs in a span of eight days to jump into second place. Each of the other clubs all saw action and here’s a recap of the week that was.
Niagara June 2
The Brampton Express made the trek to Niagara this week and were sent home with a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Generals. The Express if I’m not mistaken has yet to win a game in Niagara in their three years as a Premier member. John Rorrison records two goals and an assist in the victory.
Oakville June 3
Massimo Principe is starting to heat up and his two goals and two assists help pace the visiting Toronto Thunder past the hosting Oakville Rangers. A 7-2 road win have the Thunder poised for a run at the Premier top spot. The Thunder have a tough schedule ahead of them as them as the Generals, Red Wings and St. Mike’s are all up next. Oshawa June 3 Three straight victories for the Metro Orangemen have them in mid pack as we past the midpoint of the season. A 4-3 shootout victory over the Oshawa Bruins was the Orangemen’s third victory in concession. Steve Lindo with the extra shots winner and Ricardo Pires with two assists has taken over the Premier scoring race.
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June 6 The Metro Orangemen sneak out a 3-2 victory versus the Oakville Rangers sweeping the season series. A pair of power play goals from Ricardo Pires and the game winner from linemate Steve Lindo his second game winner in two games send the Rangers home disappointed. Mississauga Hawks continue to look for answers.
A slew of injuries and no shows have the Hawks lounging in eight place. Shootout victory against the Oshawa Bruins eases the pain but the end result keeps the Hawks mired in eight. Rajwinder Sandhu is the hero in the shootout.
In the nightcap fourteen goals were scored and it was last shot wins. The visiting Niagara Generals defeat the Toronto Thunder by scoring eight goals, the most I’ve ever seen the Thunder surrender in a single game. Ian Downes with three helpers and Rory Unruh with two goals and four points shock the Thunder.
Woodbridge Memorial June 6
After falling in Niagara, the Brampton Express took their frustrations out on the Toronto Polar Bears. A 10-1 drubbing of the Bears have the Express back in the win column. Victor Azevado with a five point night and Shawn Hannon with the hat trick are too much on this night.
Division Leading Vaughan Red Wings continue to ride rough shot over the Premier division. A 5-4 shootout win over St. Michael’s keep the Wings two games clear on top of the division. Tonight’s hero Anthony Luciani scores two goals in regulation and the winner in the shootout.
Week 7 Top Goaltenders
1. Greg Serniak and Bram Leggat (Generals) - two huge victories over Thunder and Express
2. Andrew Platt (Bruins) - two draws on week, as he holds team in games
3. Craig Flegel (Orangemen) - two straight victories in one goal games
Week 7 Top Performers
1. Victor Azevado (Express) - 6 points on the week
2. Massimo Principe (Thunder) -2 games , 7 points
3. Steve Lindo (Orangemen) - winning goals in back to back games