With the World Championship being contested in Toronto there were only three games slated for week six in the Premier Ball Hockey League. Here’s what went down:
The Toronto Polar Bears would make the drive down the QEW to face the Niagara Generals. The Generals would secure full points and beat the Bears 5-0.
Paul Gibson would score the hat trick and add an assist as the St. Thomas Wildcats would defeat the Toronto Polar Bears 6-1 in the front half of their double header in Mississauga.
A shootout was needed in this shootout as St. Thomas Wildcats forward Rob Vanwynsberghe would amass three goals and four assists and then score the shootout winner in an 9-8 victory against the Barrie Wild.
Week five had the Hawks earnign five of six points, the Orangemen four of six and the Bruins getting all four points. Things are starting to ramp up heading into the second half. Here is what transpired:
The Mississauga Hawks headed east for a Sunday afternoon tilt against the Belleville Bruins. In a closely played game Denver Greer would tie the game with less than three minutes to play. Tyler Melancor would score the shootout winner and Kevin Bailie would get the victory in his Premier debut between the pipes as the Bruins edge the Hawks 3-2.
The Metro Orangemen made the trek to London to face the St. Thomas Wildcats. In an inspired game the Cats would take the Omen to a shootout. Ricky DaPonte would score the winner in a 3-2 Orangemen win.
Monday night we headed to the Carmen Corbasson CC. The Brampton Express would open the night with a 10-3 thumping of the Toronto Polar Bears. Matt Martello with five points led the way. Frankie Giustini and Shawn Hannon scored two goals each and assisted on two as well.
In a seesaw battle the Niagara Generals got the upper hand late against the Vaughan Red Wings as the team’s exchange four goals in the final three minutes. Eric Tardif would score the winner with less than two minutes remaining. He would then add an empty netter making the final 6-4 Generals.
In the nightcap Amir Talati with two goals would lead the Mississauga Hawks over the Metro Orangemen 5-2. Corey Wickett, Gurjeet Gill and Flavio Fiorucci all ended the contest with a pair of points.
On Wednesday night the Metro Orangemen were right back at it trying to avenge their loss from Monday night. They would face the North York Hitmen at Downsview Arena. Needing the full two points to stay with the leaders in the division Ricardo Pires would pick up two goals and one assist as the Orangemen would defeat the Hitmen 3-1.
The talk of the division this season is the red hot Belleville Bruins. They easily dispose of the Toronto Thunder with a 6-2 victory. Six different goal scorers on this night and Kevin Bailie would make 23 saves in the victory.
The Mississauga Hawks would take full advantage for an undermanned Barrie Wild team and win easily 9-3. David Cozzi was the big scorer with four points on the night. Amelio Mallozzi would get a rare start and the win.
The schedule lightens up as the World Ball Hockey Federations World Championships hits Maple Leaf Gardens June 3-9.
Player of the Week
Player of the week honours goes to goaltender Kevin Bailie of the Belleville Bruins with his first two Premier wins. Congratulations Kevin.