The Masters season has come to an end and the Falco Steelers reign supreme as the Fall Champions. Throughout the season the Steelers had shown they were the best team in the league by sitting on the perch of the division for much of the season. With great team work and leadership, team manager Rocco Mongelli, provided a great recipe for success.
After earning a first round bye, the second round had the Steelers lined up against the much intimidating Weston Alumni. The Steelers swept the two of three series by not falling to the Alumni's game but rather playing a better overall game and providing to be too much for the Alumni winning 5-2 and 3-1. This series win set up a date in the finals with the team that only finished a mere two points behind them in the regular season, the Venetian Lions.
The finals lived up to the bill. Both the Steelers and Lions brought it every game and it proved to be a great series. The Steelers would take a close game one, final 3-2. However, the Lions would not go quietly and would capture game two in a gritty affair, 4-3. It was only fitting that a third and final game was needed for these two teams. A back and forth battle would see some stellar goaltending from both goalies and some fine hockey. Unfortunately the time would run out on the Lions and the Steelers would score the final goal winning the game 3-2 and being named the 2012 Masters Fall Division Champions.
Vito Tomasicchio was named Playoff MVP for his clutch performance. With total of 4 goals (2 GWG, 2 GTG) and 3 assists for a total of 7 points, it was clear his play had earned him this award and his was play was an integral part to the Steelers win.
Congratulations to GM Rocco Mongelli and the entire Falco Steelers team on a successful season and their first DPBHL title.