In week two the scenery of the Premier Ball Hockey world changed. The eras of both the Shawn Hannon (Express) and Matt Tremblett (Hawks) officially started the next chapter of their ball hockey careers. In a blockbuster trade involving three teams and numerous players the Premier Division has a new look. The Tremblett era started with a two goal performance leading the Hawks to a 4-0 victory. Shawn Hannon not to be outdone also fired two in a 3-1 victory over the Thunder. The upstart Vaughan Red Wings are your league leaders heading in to week three behind the solid goal tending of Anthony Ferrante. The Orangemen take a bite out of the Jets as Pires's first two goals of the year keep the Jets winless.
With the Leafs now defunct Shawn Hannon joins a star studded lineup as the Brampton Express beat the Toronto Thunder 3-1, to remain perfect through two games. The new look Express continues to do what they do best...win ball hockey games. Hannon with his first two goals as an Express player started the next chapter of this young stars career on the right foot. The Thunder looking for redemption will have to wait for the next time these two lock horns. The Thunder get the new look Hawks next and the Express get ready for a matchup of the unbeaten as the VRW pay them a visit.
The Mississauga Hawks must be considered contenders. With the additions of arguably one of the best ball hockey players in the country Matt Tremblett along with, Tony Talevski, Dan Conte, Paul Loughery, Frank D’Ambrosio and Norm Stewart the Hawks have loaded up. The first stop was a matchup with the Thornhill Steelers. Tremblett opens the scouring and adds a second goal minutes later as the Hawks coast to a 4-0 victory. Having trouble scoring in the past the void seems to have been filled with the new additions. Score really doesn't reflect the game as Steelers fail to capitalize on scoring chances in a pretty even played first period.
Ricardo Pires and Craig Flegel know they must produce if the Metro Orangemen are to contend. These two came to play in week two as a two goal performance from Pires and a shutout from Flegel lead the Orangemen to a 3-0 victory over the Vaughan Jets. A solid well rounded effort and a sense of discipline show the potential this group can achieve when all are on the same page. On the flip side the Jets/Eagles merger is still in the gelling process and future weeks should produce positive results. Gaggi, M Mignosa, Andreacchi and Sisca all MIA as the Jets fail to find the back of the net on this night. Brian McNellan making his Premier debut in an Orangemen uniform adds more speed and grit to an already solid lineup.
A quick trip to the top of the division the Vaughan Red Wings are Premier leaders after two weeks. A 3-0 win over St.Michael’s leads the VRW into their biggest challenge to date a faceoff with defending National Champions Brampton Midnight Express. Both teams enter the game with 2-0 records. The solid play of goaltender Ferrante gives the newly promoted Wings a chance to win every night. Panza’s one concern must be the PIM's as the VRW lead the division in minutes taken and a Midnight PP will certainly feast on many advantages in week three. St.Mike’s coming off a shootout win in week one show little life against the younger, quicker legs of the VRW.
Week 2 Top Goaltenders
1. Ralph Pellicori (Hawks) - shuts out Steelers
2. Craig Flegel (Orangemen) - goose eggs Jets
3. Anthony Ferrante (VRW) - clean sheet vs. St.Mike’s
Week 2 Top Performers
1. Matt Tremblett (Hawks) - two markers in debut
2. Shawn Hannon (Express) - nets pair in Express uniform
3. Ricardo Pires (Orangemen) - leads team to first victory with a pair of goals