Week four was a week of firsts. For the first time this season the Thunder didn’t force their game to a shootout. After three weeks the Pylons failed to gain a point. The Orangemen continue to dominate their competition with a victory over VRW. The Hitmen found their scoring touch and a pair of Jonathan’s had a huge night as Pulicicchio and Poirier each tallied six points in a victory over the Pylons. I say it week after week but the games keep getting more intense and exciting and we are only in the fourth week
The Metro Orangemen look like the team to beat as they defend their 2012 Fall Downsview Park Premier Championship. The Orangemen came out firing and quickly opened up a four goal lead. Their quick strike offence was lead once again by Justin Cabral who has tallied five goals in his first four games to lead the team in goals. Andy Pacheco, Ricky DaPonte and Carlos Batalha with a high light reel goal rounded out the scoring. After their slow start the Vaughan Red Wings were able to beat Flores twice as Anthony Metallo and Brandon Brown bulged the twine. Vaughan will face their name sake as they face the Pylons in week five as both teams look to stop one game losing streak.
Every team has these nights where everything they touch seems to find the back of the net. This was that night for the North York Hitmen. They would score nine times in handing the Vaughan Pylons a 9-4 loss for their first defeat of the season. The score was actually a lot closer than the final line score. The Pylons were up 3-2 at half and looked poised to continue their undefeated streak. The Hitmen would score five straight goals lead by Porier with four goals and two helpers. Pulicicchio would score once and add five helpers. Kodi Hollingsworth and Peter Angiolella with a pair rounded out the scoring for the Hitmen. Frankie Giustini and Vince Capone would each score a pair in a losing effort. The Hitmen will look to carry their hot streak versus the Thunder in week five and make a move up the Premier standings.
It took four tries but the Toronto Thunder finally figured out a way of avoiding shootouts. Staying consistent with the trend that’s plagued them in the first four games of the year, the Thunder found themselves behind the eight ball this time falling behind 2-0 to the Barrie Flyers. The Thunder welcomed back super star sniper Massimo Principe to their lineup and he couldn’t have come back at a better time. Principe scores the winning goal and sets up two others as the Thunder come away with a 4-2 victory. Long-time Principe linemate Danny Filice scores into an empty net to seal the victory. The Flyers received two goals from youngster Kyle Quisijenko. The Thunder have gained at least a point in every game so far this year and will have their hands full in week five as they face the red hot Hitmen.
Three Stars of the Night
The third star of the night is Massimo Principe with two goals and two assists in his season debut for the Thunder.
The second star is Justin Cabral. This Orangemen tailed two more goals and move his season total to five.
And the first star of the night is Jonathan Pulicicchio. This Hitmen scored one goal and added five helpers.
Week 4 Player of the Week
Leading his club with four goals and two assists Jonathan Poirier of the North York Hitmen is the Player of the Week. Congratulations Jonathon!
I would like to wish all and their family a Happy and safe Halloween.