Call the Orangemen the come back kids. After falling behind 4-2 to the Vaughan Red Wings the new quick strike offence fire three goals in the span of 2:20 to gain a huge come from behind victory. The Express that we all know made an appearance as Porter, Morrison, Montiero and Pereira were all dressed and ready to go. The Bears continue to search for the form that lead them all the way to the summer Finals. The Hitmen have hit the Premier wall and after starting 3-0 have dropped three straight and will need to regain the intensity they showed early on in the season as teams are well aware of who they are. The Hawks may be the biggest surprise of the season as they sit at 5-2 in second place. The Thunder enjoyed a week off.
After watching last night’s game between the Vaughan Red Wings and the Metro Orangemen these two teams play a similar style. They both run they both check hard and they both posses a quick strike offence that can burn you in a blink of an eye. In a tight hard fought game and the score tied 2-2 the Wings score two goals on the same 4 on 4 situation on the floor. With the score 4-2 and the game seemingly in hand the Orangemen had other ideas. Danny Pacheco, Terry Roache and Nelson Pacheco with an empty netter makes the final 6-4 Orangemen. Just shows you how quickly the tide can turn in a Premier game. The VRW fall out of top spot and know sit tied with the Hawks in a dead heat for the number two seed.
After a so, so start to the season the Brampton Express look ready to return to the form that have made them the dominant force in ball hockey over the last twenty years. With a lineup comprised of many of the stars were used to seeing such as Porter, Hannon, Giustini and DiGironimo the Express sent notice they are back. In a convincing 8-2 walk through over the Toronto Polar Bears the Express gained a measure of revenge after the Bears eliminated them from the post season last season snapping their five year Premier Championship run. Garrret Bambrough was the offensive force as he scores the hat trick and Shawn Hannon chipped in with a four point night.
The North York Hitmen have come back to earth. After a quick start they are finding out what makes Premier the top “A” level division in the nation. A trip to west to face the Mississauga Hawks results in a 5-2 loss. In their first meeting the Hitmen beat the Hawks 4-1. The Hawks knew that they had to bring their top game to beat the feisty Hitmen. After falling behind 2-0 early goals from JK Gill, Allan Penney, Raja Shoal, Frank D’Ambrosio and Amir Talati does the Hitmen in. Paul Zarnett continues to lead the league in GAA as he has given up only fifteen goals for a sparkling 2.50 GAA average. The Hawks will face a big test in the form of the Brampton Express next week in a crucial game as the Express sit only two points away from the Hawks for second place in the Division.
Week 6 Top Goaltenders
1. Paul Zarnett (Hawks) - leading team in right direction
2. Dave DiGironimo (Express) - team rallying behind his stellar play
3. Craig Flegal (Omen) - big come from behind victory
Week 6 Top Performers
1. Shawn Hannon (Express) - 1 goal and 3 helpers in an 8-2 romp
2. Allan Penny (Hawks) - 1 goal and 2 assists vs. Hitmen
3. Andy Pacheco (Omen) - 1 goal and 2 assists in come from behind win
Player of the Week
Week 6: This week’s player of the week adding four points to give him a share of top spot in the scoring race is Shawn Hannon of the Brampton Express. Congratulations Shawn. Please see Premier Commissioner for your prize.