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Intermediate Roundup – Week 3

NoGame one of the evening would bring us the Herrings taking on the River Kings. Captain Dougherty of the Kings had been holding secret practices and making his team watch game footage for the two weeks leading up to this game. We would soon find out if these extra efforts would pay off. The ball would drop and the rumble would start. Only Six minutes into the game “Byng Mcgovern” would connect with “Mr.Incredible” and give the Herrings a shocking one goal lead. The teams would retire to the bench for the first intermission. During the Intermission, Captain Dougherty, of the Kings,  would pick up a picnic bench and throw it over the rink. The second period would begin and the Herrings would continue their methodical march over the Kings. Veteran Defense man “Hannibal Harrington” (HELLO CLARICE!) would receive a pass from “Mr.Lloyd” and quickly give the Herrings a two goal lead. The kings would respond to this goal by having substitute defenseman “Hunter Maraschino” launch the ball out of the court for a delay of game penalty. Moments later “Mad Dog Elliot” would receive a matching penalty and join his teammate in the penalty box. With the Herrings now having a 4 on 2 advantage, they would finish the River Kings off. “Mr.incredible” would strike again and give his team a comfortable 3-0 lead. Both teams would add a third period period goal and the Herrings would secure their spot in second place in the league.

Game 2 of the night would bring us the most highly anticipated game of the season. The Shadows, led by “Marcus Toolbox” would be taking on The Other Team led by “B D Jacobsen”. The ball would drop and The Other Team would strike first. Power forward “Jimmy  J” would charge down the court and give his team a 1-0 lead. Only two minutes later the Shadows would put on a relentless assault. Garrison, Tyler and “LJ the Giant” would serve up three unanswered goals to take the Shadows to the first intermission with a 3-1 lead. The second period would bring us the exact opposite results. High priced talent Eric Leduc would record an early second period goal for the Shadows and then The Other Team would score three unanswered goals from “Jimmy J” and ” Hunter Maraschino”. The teams would retire to the second intermission with the score 4-4 and the game up for grabs. The third period would begin and the teams would battle like a Roman tug of war match. Finally, with under two minutes to play “Mike K Deez” of the Shadows would find the back of the net and gain his team their first win of the season.

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See everyone tomorrow for some fun hockey!!

Jonathan

Intermediate (TDHL) Hockey Action is Back!

The Fall season is officially underway and both games brought us some exciting action. Just a reminder that league fees are now due. $20.00 for captains/goalies/youth and $35.00 for all others.

Game one would feature a Civil War. Brother against brother! Team Harambe, captained by Mike Scavarda, and the Sun Devils, captained by Bobby Scavarda, would kick off the season. The ball would drop and the teams would start to battle. With a Conn Smythe goalie in one net and a Veznia goalie in the other, the goals would be few and far between. Finally, at the beginning of the third period a goal would be scored. “Bobby Fazzie” of the Sun Devils would pass the ball to veteran defense man “Bobby Rossop”. Bobby would proceed to wind up and rip the ball past “King Kong Scavarda”. The Devils had broken the ice and now had a 1-0 lead. On the same shift, Harambe would charge back down the court to even the score. An ill fated pass by “Bobby Douglas” would land on “Wicked Tobeks” stick. “Wicked” would move in and fire a shot past “Golden Glove Bobby”. The score was now tied and time was running out. It was highly likely that the next goal would win the game. With less than 5 minutes to go “Bobby Douglas” would pass the ball to Bobby Rossop. “Bobby Rossop” would then forward it to the wide open “Jacob Bobby”. “Jacob Bobby” would bury the ball past “Kong” and win the game for the Sun Devils.

Game 2 would feature the Bruins versus the Phantoms. The Bruins were missing their starting goalie, as he was finishing up his Mt. Everest climb. Returning for the Phantoms was all star goalie, and back up to the Canadian World Cup team, Brian Mckay. The ball would drop and the Phantoms would start to apply the pain and suffering. The first period would bring us strategic snipes from Zack Ellis and John Deuble to give the Phantoms a 2-0 lead. The second period would begin and Zach would add another to make it 3-0. Just when it couldn’t get any worse for the Bruins, veteran defense man, Mike Bowker, would receive a penalty and put the Phantoms on a power play. The captain of the Bruins, Larry Tanenbaum, would start to feel overwhelmed with the sad “Jordan Meme” look on Bowker’s face in the penalty box. In a true show of sportsmanship, he would launch the ball over the fence and take a penalty of his own to console his teammate in the box. Additional snipes from John Deuble, “L J the Giant” and Zach Ellis would finish the game off 7-1 in favor of the Phantoms. Congratulations to Deuble and Ellis for their hat tricks. Congratulations to Brian Mckay for his outstanding performance. Congratulations to Larry Tanenbaum for his outstanding display of sportsmanship.(LOL)

See everyone tomorrow for some SAFE/RESPECTFUL/ FUN/ COMPETITIVE Hockey

Jonathan

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Summer Intermediate Action Heats Up

Week two of the TDHL brought us some exciting match ups along with a thrilling overtime game. A question about off sides has come up a couple of times so I wanted to clarify this situation. If a player has possession and control of the ball, the players body may enter the zone prior to the ball. In other words you may stick handle the ball into the offensive zone backwards and this will not be offsides. All other players must still not precede the ball into the zone. The captains and I will be meeting over the next week or so to fine tune the teams and get everyone geared up for a championship run. As always we are out here to have fun and enjoy the game of hockey, anyone with any good ideas or concerns to help make our league better are always welcomed and appreciated.

Game one would feature the Thunder versus the Jaguars. The ball would drop and the teams would commence to fighting. “Mike Veznia” of the Thunder and veteran goalie Rob Colleran would hold the teams scoreless through the first period. The second period would start and at the mid way point power forward “Lindsey Storm” and side kick Derek Fazzie would find themselves  in a 2 on 1 situation. In a tic tac toe fashion Derek would place the ball on the “Storm’s” stick where she would make the Jaguars pay and give her team a 1-0 lead. The goalies would stand strong for the remainder of the second period and allow no additional goals. The third period would begin and the dynamic duo of  “The Rocket Jeffers” and “Quick Silver Connor”  would take the court ready to dance. “Quick Silver” would find the “Rocket” and hit him in stride with a crispy pass. The “Rocket”  would rip a shot past Colleran and bulge the net. With the score now 2-0, and time running out Captain Steve of the Jaguars would rage. He was seen in the parking lot trying to flip someones car over. Captain Steve in a daring move would stack the line to try and get some offense and momentum heading his way. “Captain Norris” would return volley and stack his line as well and crush the spirits of the Jaguars. The Dynamic Duo of “Quick Silver” and the “Rocket” would seal the deal with one additional goal and “Mike Veznia” would get his first shut out of the season.

Game two would bring us the Predators versus the Blizzard. The Predators would still be down one Mcgovern and the Blizzard were still waiting for the high priced talent picked up from the Roller league to start producing points. In usual fashion, as negotiated by the goal tenders union, no goals would be allowed in the first period. The teams would battle neck and neck until just under 1 minute remained in the second period. “Kong Ryan” of the Blizzard would take matters into his own hands. He would scoop up a loose ball and fire it past “Cooper Hextall” and give his team a one goal lead. The third period would start and “Twinkle Toes Johnny Jacobsen” of the Blizzard would get his team on the board again. With the Blizzard now with a commanding lead and the spirits of the Predators broken, it would take a miracle to get them back in the game. The miracle came only a few minutes later when youth league Phenomenon Jacob Douglas  of the Predators scooped up a loose ball and made “Bronze Glove Perham” pay. with the score now 2-1, the Predators gained the momentum.  Veteran power forward “Larry Ross” would take the ball up the court burning a few defenders along the way and placing the ball into the basket.  The game was now tied and the crowd was back in it. With just under two minutes left “Larry Ross” would work his magic again and give the Predators the go ahead goal. It would have appeared to most that the Predators had the game won. With only seconds left in the game Jimmy Jacobsen of the Blizzard would fire a wrist shot from half court that would force the game into overtime. The teams would battle in sudden death format back and forth. With only 2 minutes left in the overtime rookie sensation Dewey Rodgerson would pick up a loose ball in front of the net and bury it past “Cooper Hextall”. Although The Blizzard would walk away as the Victors, it was a great game played by all.

See everyone tomorrow for some SAFE/ RESPECTFUL/ FUN / COMPETITIVE HOCKEY!

Jonathan

Intermediate Roundup – Week 7

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Forget the Canadians Vs. Bruins. Forget the Washington Capitals Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. Forget Team USA Vs. Team Russia.  Here, in our small county of Flagler, we have the greatest rivalry in sports history,  The Force Vs. Thunder.  These two teams have battled back and forth since the end of the fall 2015 season and tonight would be no different.   At the drop of the ball the battle would immediately ensue.  The two teams would hammer the ball back and forth like a Wimbledon match until late in the first period when “Chewbowker” would connect with “Zack Solo” of the Force for the first goal of the night.  The Force would gain the momentum and keep the pressure on into the second period.   The second period would gain the Force goals 2 and 3 when “Yoda” would connect with “Zack Solo”.  “Zack Solo” would receive the second hat trick of the season and the Force would lead the game 3-0.  With the Thunder now down by three, Captain Scavarada would bare the burden of giving his team a chance to get back into the game.  The third period would begin and Captain Scavarda would quarterback a play that would connect the ball to “Hyper Sonic Tahir” where he would Fed Ex it to “Double D” for the Thunders first goal.  With time running out and the Thunder still down by 2 Captain Scavarda would take the ball short handed, coast to coast, and bury it past Rob Colleran to bring the game to within 1.  Only two minutes later power forward “Mark Rossup” would be set up by “Stonewall” and “Hyper Sonic” For the game tying goal.    The teams would head to overtime and the goaltenders would hold the line.  Overtime was complete and we were heading to a shoot out.  The shoot out would go into the seventh round and Youth League MVP Dylan Smith of the Force would put a backhand shot past “Master Scavarda” for the win.

Game two would feature a game with a little less rivalry.  The history making 1 goal loss streak of the Red Wings Vs. the Yellow Jackets.  The Yellow jackets would come out swinging in the first period.  Douglas would connect with “Gonzalez” for the first goal of the night.  Only 37 seconds later a quick wind gust by “Hurricane Pete” would give the Yellow jackets an early two goal lead.  The Second period would start and “Gonzalez” would add a third unanswered goal to the  Yellow Jackets.  With the chance of the Red wings not continuing their losing by one goal streak, Captain Ed would motivate his troops. With under 5 minutes left in the second Mike Tortorella would receive a pass from “Colin the Animal Steel” and record his first goal in the TDHL.  The Red wings would continue their attack.  With just a few minutes left in the second period “Optimums Steve” would take high velocity wrist shot that would be blocked by Douglas’ (groin).  “Optimums Steve” would record one additional goal in the third period to bring his team within one.  The Yellow Jackets would hold on for the win and the Red Wings would keep the streak alive.

Congratulations to Mike Tortorella for getting his first goal in the TDHL.

While I took a moment to poke a little fun at the Black and Blue Rivalry, let us be reminded that the last two meetings between Black and Blue have not had the best interest of the league in mind. The order of operations that must be kept in our league are SAFETY / RESPECT / FUN / AND THEN COMPETITIVENESS. No one wants to come out to play hockey on a Tuesday night and be stressed out. I will see everyone tomorrow night for some fun.

Jonathan

Intermediate Roundup – Week 4

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This past Tuesday we had some very close games. The battle for First and Second place in the league will be up for grabs tomorrow night.

Game one would feature the hungry for blood Red Wings and the swarming Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets were going to try and keep their win streak alive after recently ending the Thunders undefeated season. The Red Wings were going to try and finally generate the necessary chemistry to capitalize on all of the high priced talent that was acquired in the off season. With “Golden Glove” in one net and the up and coming Mckay in the other the goals would be few and far between. Mid-way through the first period the Yellow Jackets would swarm. “Speedy Connor Gonzalez” would battle down the court and put in an unassisted goal to give his team a 1-0 lead. The teams would battle ferociously through the remainder of the first and all of the second. Midway through the third period Captain Ed, with the look of frustration, would take matters into his own hands. Ed would receive the ball and send it to “Wild Boy Garrison”. “Wild Boy” would bury the ball past Mckay to even the score at one a piece. With the Red Wings now having tasted the chance of victory, “Optimus Steve” and “Sorcerer Tobeck” would fire off multiple artillery rounds at Mckay to no avail. With only minutes left in the third “Speedy Gonzalez” would make a beautiful pass to Jacob D. Jacob would waste no time giving “Golden Glove” a “buy one get one free coupon” The Yellow Jackets would keep their win streak alive and send Captain Ed and his high priced talent back to the drawing board.

Game two would feature the recently humbled Thunder verse the Force. “Yoda” and Captain Scavarda were no strangers and every time these two captains square off it is always a great game. Master Scavarda and Rob C. would be the assigned gate keepers for their teams. No one without a key would be allowed to put the ball in the net. The Goalies would keep the game scoreless until the start of the second period. “Stonewall” would feed “Double D” a pass and “Double D” would not hesitate to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead. With the Thunder now gaining the momentum, it would only be minutes later when “Double D” would send a pass to Captain Scavarda. Captain Scavarda would let loose a crispy shot that would find the back of the net. With the score now 2-0 “Yoda” would have to call upon his inner powers to help his team get back in the game. At the start of the third period “Zack Solo” would place a crispy shot behind “Master Scavarda” to bring his team within one. With less than ten seconds left in the game “Yoda” would fire a shot from the red line and immediately move his hand in a force like fashion. Somehow the ball would make it in the net. The two teams would head to overtime and the Force would pull away with a victory.

I will see everyone tomorrow for some Safe/Respectful/ Fun/ Competitive hockey.

Jonathan