April 6, 2017 · 0 Comments
The St. Louis Bar and Grill Wings will be facing the Ken’s Lawn Mower Repairs Blades for all the marbles in this year’s Sunday Night Hockey League.
The two sides earned their places in the championship match Sunday. They are the last two clubs standing in the eight-team loop.
The Wings blanked the Mr. Handyman Moose Sunday, while the Blades edged the Pommies Cider Company Wild.
The Blades finished the regular season tied for first place in the standings with Inside Out Family Chiropractic Predators. The Wings ended up in a three-way tie for third with the Moose and Wild.
The championship match will be played Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Bolton, following the SNHL All Stars versus the Brampton Thunder charity game Faceoff to fight cervical cancer, which starts at 7.
Wings 3, Moose 0
In the first game in the semifinals, both teams put in a great effort, only to see the Wings get on the board in the second, which proved to be enough for the win, as they were able to best the Moose.
Net nabbing for the Wings were Darren Levy from Eric Webster and Daniel Hamlett, Webster into the empty net and Bob McHardy also with an empty netter.
Blades 4, Wild 3
In another tight match, both teams left it all on the ice with the Blades able to pull out the win in the final few minutes of the third frame over the Wild.
Blades’ bin bulgers were Shawn Simpson from brother Daryll, Dave Gardilcic from Mike Blackwood, Cam Coulter from Dan Shaw, and Coulter from Bogdan Rapan. Wild warriors were Jesse Thompson from Jason Clark, Matt Moss from Marc de Abaitua, and Clark from Dale Deleonardis and Darren Jones.
It took a final night of round-robin action March 26 to decide who the semifinalist were going to be.
Blades 2, Predators 0
With a hard-fought battle, the fellas from the Blades were able to shut-out the Predators and earn a berth in the semifinals, eliminating their foe.
Court Edeburn garnered the goose-egg while Gardilcic from Shawn Simpson and Clark Chung, and Daryll Simpson from Blackwood salted away the win.
All Stars 3, Griffins 3
In a see-saw battle, neither team could best the other this night, causing elimination for both the Sports Marketing All Stars and the Glen Eagle Golf Club Griffins.
Stars’ shooters were Matt Dowdle from Ron Toffan and Shane DeLaronde, Steve Smith (unassisted), and Steve Whitten (unassisted). Griffins go-to guys were Jody Spagnol from Tim Vokey and David Ilijasic, Brent Spagnol from Lukas Koroluk and Scott Cantelon, and B. Spagnol from Shane Gordon.
Wild 1, Moose 0
In a evenly-matched game, the Wild were able to pot one in the first and keep the lead for the rest of the night over the Moose, earning their spot in the final four and causing the Moose to wait and see for the final game if they would be able to secure a spot.
The Wild whipper was Darren Jones (unassisted).
Fire 5, Wings 1
The final game saw the short-benched Wings fall to the heat of the Ainsley Fire Protection Fire, but maintain their lead in the standings, taking a half point from the Fire and causing the Moose to get the final spot in the semis.
Fire forces were Shane Ainsley (unassisted), Kevin Wigner from Mark Andreoli, Alex Schittenhelm (unassisted), Wigner from Fab Iafano and Ainsley, and Andreoli from Ryan Wood and Mike Weeda. Wings warrior was Derek Cleary from McHardy and Scott McCrimmon.