GOLD is where it belongs! The Northwest Toronto BHL's York Express have claimed the 2018 Ontario Ball Hockey Federation's Masters 'A' Championship with a come from behind 3-2 victory over the Halton Leafs.
The weekend started with a comfortably with a 6-2 win over last years Champions Barrie Flyers. On Saturday the boys in red, black and white would lose a tightly contested game 3-2 to the Halton Leafs. This would mean a fourth overall seed and a date with division rival Tshirtgang Titans. The Express would breeze by the Titans by the score of 4-0.
The semi-final on Sunday afternoon was set. The Express would have to face one of the tournament favourites Ottawa Capitals who finished first overall and earned a bye to the semi's. This game would be decided in OT and Jes Calabro would be the hero making the final 2-1! We were hoping for an all Northwest final but the Toronto Leafs would lose 3-0 to the Halton Leafs in the other semi-final game.
A rematch was set for the final. It was a high energy game as teams exchanged chances. It was the Leafs who would jump out to a 2-0 lead. But the Express would grind away and tie the game. With five minutes remaining Chris Sebastian would score the GWG. It was a frantic last five minutes but the boys would survive!
Congratulations to Lenny Taus, Paul Mauti and the entire team on the Championship! Well deserved gentlemen!