The Express and St. Mike’s battle to a 3-3 tie and a shootout takes place. The Hawks win a tight battle with the feisty Bears. The Vaughan Red Wings snipers held at bay in a battle with the Thunder. The Orangemen come away with a victory in week five over the Steelers.
After a quick start to the season the Vaughan Red Wings are winless in two. The Toronto Thunder come away with a hard fought 3-2 victory as newcomer Anthony Miller scores the winner on a two on one late in the game. With a little luck and a bounce this game could have easily found its way to a shootout. Nelson Medeiros with a stellar game secures the points for the Thunder as they are one of four teams currently in a dead heat for the division lead. Massimo Principe leads all Premier scorers with twelve points in six games.
St. Michael’s continues their regular season success over the Brampton Express. A shootout victory with the winner coming off the stick of Luc Boissonneault gives St.Mike’s their third two point game from the Express in succession. A late powerplay marker from John Crisafi sends the game to extra shots. Anthony Flores plays like a man on a mission as he turns away shot after shot to keep his team in contention. With a chance to gain the extra point for the Express super sniper Frankie Giustini is turned away. The Express with one win in their last three find themselves in a four way tie for the division lead.
The Metro Orangemen get a power play marker early from Brian McNellan making his presence felt and the Orangemen get the offence they need as Ricardo Pires and Adam Carreira also find the back of the net in a 3-1 victory over the Thornhill Steelers. Craig Flegel comes within minutes of recording the shutout as Phil Willard breaks the goose egg with 3:22 left in regulation. A frustrating season continues for the Steelers as they find themselves looking up from the bottom. With only six goals scored the Steelers need production from Calabro, Chan, Barbowski and Dowdle to be successful. The Orangemen leap frog into fifth spot and face the young Vaughan Red Wings as the two youngest teams face off on Halloween.
The Toronto Polar Bears continue to play tough. Playing through a slew of injuries and prior commitments they struggle to find goals and points. Playing with determination and heart this teams is in every game till the bitter end. Another heartbreaker as the Bears are within one goal till the last two minutes. With eight of nine securing playoff births the Bears are tied for the final post season seed with the Steelers. It’s time to turn the ship around. John Dinardo makes his Mississauga Hawks debut and is rewarded with a victory. Matt Tremblett, Charlie Giffin and Dave Spadea all missing from the Hawks line up on this night makes no difference. With a game in hand the Hawks find themselves based on percentage in first place overall. Wow when was the last time you heard that.
Week 6 Top Goaltenders
1. Anthony Flores (St.Mike’s) - earns W against Express
2. Nelson Medeiros (Thunder) - secures victory for Thunder
3. Craig Flegel (Orangemen) - turns away Steelers
Week 6 Top Performers
1. Vic Azevado (Express) - 3 helpers for lanky defencemen
2. Frank D’Ambrosio (Hawks) - plays setup man also with 3 assists
3. Massimo Principe (Thunder) -2 goals leads scoring race