December 18, 2015 League News - posted 01-07-2016
December 18, 2015 League News
Written By The Dictator
GAME 1 – Old Brigands vs. Zacapas – League Championship
The Zacapas limped into the final with Jerry on a wonky ankle, Matt Radoux with an injured digit, Josh on his best behavior after last week’s grumpy pants episode and missing their leading scorer. Meanwhile, Old Brigands boasted a 5 man roster and could smell a championship within their grasp. Mackay was tending the twine for the Zacapas and Mackenzie filled in for the Old Brigands.
With a 5 against 3 advantage, the Old Brigands employed the age old strategy of just keep moving and run them into the ground. While the action was fast paced, the goalies stood up to the onslaught until Mr. Dyer cut off a soft pass and drilled a quick one in the top corner, 1-0 Old Brigands.
Later in the first period Andy took a perfect pass form Dyer to put the Old Brigands up 2-0. The Old Brigands looked to be in control as we headed to half time.
The second half opened with the same intensity as the Old Brigands attempted to expand their lead but Mackay stood tall and kept the Zacapas within striking distance.
Radoux finally broke the goose egg to bring the Zacapas within one at 2-1 but they were looking weary and gassed. The Old Brigands couldn’t get another one past Mackay as they continued to press throughout the period.
TIMEOUT!!! The Zacapas called a timeout with 1:49 to go on the clock to try and regroup for a final push.
Instead of playing a control game, the Old Brigands continued with the offensive pressure and the strategy backfired as Radoux collected a loose ball and evened the game at 2-2 with 39 seconds to play.
OVERTIME!!! After a brief consultation of the rules, it was confirmed that there would be a 10 minute sudden death overtime followed by a shootout, if necessary.
Ball drop…and everyone had new life and energy. Each side traded chances until Dyer took a pass down low from Andy and stick handled to the front of the net, while Mackay did his best Hasek but Dyer out reached him and we had new League Champions!
The confetti rained down, “We Are The Champions” sang loud in Dyer’s head and Lipton jumped up and down like a giddy school girl.
The team Championship Photo was taken and Dyer took the trophy to his company Christmas Party.
GAME 2 – 5 Stars vs. El Dorados
El Dorados 6-3 over the 5 Stars…on to the PGA.
On to the PGA
It was a joyous PGA and a good time was had by all! We broke out the BBQ and served hamburgers and pork tenderloin.
Next Game – January 7, 2016
Set Up Time is 8:00 pm at Briar Hall – Please be there to set up and stay to help put gear away.
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