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Fall 2010 Playoffs

Long Island Cup Fall 2010 Championship Games

B League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
B4 - Seven Year Itch - Klash-B wear down Lightning 6-2 to claim B crown
Seizing control in the second, the Klash wore down an extended Lightning squad to capture the B League championship 6-2. The win was the Klash's second HLI Cup B title and first in seven years.

The game's pivotal play came suddenly at the end of the first period. A seemingly harmless zone clear turned decisive when B League MVP Shane Mongeon raced and outmuscled a defender and potted a gutwrenching tying goal six seconds from the break. The stunned Lightning, who had controlled the game up to that point, never recovered. The Klash dominated much of the remainder of the game as Mongeon (two goals), who scored the previous gamewinner, and Sean Hroch (three goals) spearheaded a relentless offensive attack in the final two periods.

Winner's Bracket
B2 - Solid as a Hroch - Klash-B holds off North Stars 8-6
B1 - Comeback Kids - North Stars dim Lightning 7-5 w/four unanswered in third
Loser's Bracket
B3 - Marathon Men - Lightning skate deep into the night to prevail 4-3 over North Stars in 25th OT minute
B0 - Between the Eyes - North Stars snipe OPA 6-5 in OT

C League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
C7 - Back in the Saddle - Tremblays Pub vanquish Phantoms-LCF 10-3 for C League title
Busting open a tie game, Tremblays Pub scored four times in the second and cruised to a 10-3 win over the Phantoms for the C League championship. Tremblays, who won the two must-win games coming out of the losers bracket, secured their third League Long Island Cup, all in C League.

After a 2-2 first period draw, Tremblays scored four times, three on the powerplay, to build an insurmountable 6-2 lead. Igniting the second period outburst was C League MVP Kef Louis. Two minutes in, Louis scrapped and battled to fish and roof the biscuit from a wild crease scrum. Louis, who supplied hustle and grit throughout the playoffs, scored two others in this title game and tallied seven playoff goals in all.

C6 - Ouch! - Tremblays Pub thumps Phantoms-LCF 8-2 to set up one-for-the-enchilada
Winner's Bracket
C4 - Scare Tactics - Phantoms spook Tremblays Pub 7-6 in sudden death
C2 - Winning "Klein" - Kleinschmidt's third propels Phantoms-LCF past Boss Crokers 7-6 in OT
C1 - Grinding it Out - Tremblays Pub quell Furia Negra 8-5
Loser's Bracket
C5 - Shown the Door - Tremblays Pub heave Boss Crokers 6-3
C3 - Breaking Away - Boss Crokers open it up late, subdue Furia Negra 10-2
C0 - DC Fury - Furia Negra cloud the Stars 7-4 behind Cataldo's hat trick

D1 League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
D7 - Europhoria - Euro Stars withstand Mayhem frantic push, prevail 6-5 for D1 championship
Exploding for four goals in three minutes in the second, the Euro Stars fended off a Mayhem comeback to prevail 6-5 in the D1 championship game. The title is the Euro Stars' first D1 crown and second Long Island Cup.

The match's turnng point came middle of the second. The Stars, behind for the second time, appeared lifeless down 3-2. Seizing the moment, D1 League MVP David Jose jumpstarted his gasping squad and knotted the score with a scintillating bob-and-weave rush seemingly through the entire Mayhem team. The electric play ignited a head spinning three minutes as the Stars scored three more in rapid order to stun Mayhem with a 6-3 lead. Mayhem recovered, and in the third period stormed the Euro Stars zone with heavy pressure. Mayhem, however, could only muster two and the Euro Stars hung on for the championship.

D6 - Three Pair - Mayhem trio each net two, Mayhem dim Euro Stars 7-3
Winner's Bracket
D4 - Fish in a Barrel - Euro Stars hook Swordfish 5-2
D2 - Tres Jose - Euro Stars step past Scorpions 7-2 behind DJ's trick
D1 - Doing the Time - Swordfish outlast Mayhem 4-3 in playoff epic
Loser's Bracket
D5 - Fish Filet - Mayhem plate Swordfish 6-4
D3 - Bug Bite - Mayhem stomp Scorpions 6-2
D0 - Primo Shots - Mayhem downs Top Shelf 4-2

D2 League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
DD4 - Brulicious! - Bruisers expel Animal House 6-2 to garner first D2 crown
Putting forth a consummate team effort, the Bruisers thwarted a rankled Animal House squad 6-2 to win the D2 championship. The win is the Bruisers' first D2 title and third HLI Cup overall.

The Bruisers controlled this game from the start. While scoring six times, they played equally well defensively. They repeatedly clogged the middle and frustrated Animal House who, despite pressure, could not pot the biscuit when the game was in the balance. The Bruisers were led by D2 League MVP Jimmy Ketterer. Ketterer, who scored six playoff goals, set up the Bruisers initial tally and put the game out of reach at 4-1 late in the second.

Winner's Bracket
DD2 - First Blood - Bruisers quiet Animal House 4-3 behind Kenney's deuce
DD1 - K-Man Can - Ketterer goes for four as Bruisers rough up Pioneers-D 6-2
Loser's Bracket
DD3 - Food Fight - Animal House toss Pioneers-D 10-2
DD0 - Alien Abduction - Pioneers-D seize Morkmen 13-6

E1 League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
E4 - High Times - PLT scores late, bests Blue Thunder 4-3 for E1 crown
In a taut and intense match, PLT scored with less three minutes remaining to finally subdue a game Blue Thunder team 4-3 and nab a well earned E1 championship. The title win was PLT's fourth E1 playoff crown and fifth HLI Cup.

This showdown dripped with tension, as each team controlled play at various times. PLT, however, never trailed in the game. Three times they worked a one goal lead only to see Blue Thunder come back to tie. The definitive moment was delivered by defenseman E1 League MVP Alex Mooney. Mooney outbattled two defenders at the point to gain control of the puck, slash to the middle, and rip the low screamer that secured the championship. Throughout the playoffs, Mooney supplied the vim and sandpaper that motored PLT through three hard fought wins.

Winner's Bracket
E2 - Eat Lightning - PLT dumps Blue Thunder 5-3
E1 - Mr Whitehead - PLT slips past Minutemen 3-2 in extra time
Loser's Bracket
E3 - Blue by You - Blue Thunder discharge Minutemen 4-2
E0 - V-Man - Minutemen edge Stingers 3-2 in OT as Viscusi stops 40

E2 League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
EE7 - Rage-peat - Rage extinguish MFD 2-0 Minutemen edge Stingers 3-2 in OT as Viscusi stops 40
In a griping finale, the Rage withstood all challenges and stonewalled MFD 2-0 to emerge as E2 champions. With the victory the Rage successfully defended the E2 championship they won last fall.

In the first two periods, MFD often had the best of the action. They sustained offensive pressure and hosed numerous shots from all spots. They could not, however, sneak one past defiant Rage netminder Mike Liquori. Liquori turned away 35 shots in all and his play enabled the Rage to ultimately work a score. The gamewinner came just seconds from the end of the second when E2 League MVP Tom Small threaded a pinpoint feed, through several MFD defenders, to Nick Gaudino, who deftly deflected the puck top corner. Small led the Rage offense in the playoffs scoring 4 of the team's 11 postseason tallies.

EE6 - Code Red - MFD stymies Rage 6-3
Winner's Bracket
EE4 - Five Alive - Rage shock High Voltage 5-2 with five in the third
EE2 - Shoot to Thrill - High Voltage jolts MFD 5-1
EE1 - Heaven Sent - Rage slip past Calamitys 1-0
Loser's Bracket
EE5 - Hosedown - MFD snuffs High Voltage 4-3
EE3 - Whitewash - MFD shuts down Calamitys 4-0
EE0 - Stew-pendous! - Calamitys shutter East Coast 6-5 as Stewart scores five

3C League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3C5 - Lazarus - Grizzlies finish the deal, rally and kneecap Klash 5-3 for 3C championship
Coming from behind twice, the Grizzlies scored three times in the third to cap an improbable season finish with a 5-3 win over the Klash for the 3C championship. The Grizzlies, left for dead late in the regular season, won nine of their last ten including the must-win three coming from the loser bracket to claim the organization's third Long Island Cup.

Trailing 3-2 with less than eight minutes remaining, the duo of Tom Prate and Ray Williams sparked the fateful title comeback. Twice Williams drew multiple defenders and threaded lasers to an unattended Prate deep in the kitchen. Prate buried both the tying and gamewinning biscuits. From there, 3C League MVP Mike Tuniewicz slammed the door. "Tuna", whose stalwart net play backboned the Grizzlies' playoff success, turned away five breakaways in this final showdown, including the decisive denial with roughly two minutes remaining.

3C4 - Growling Back - UMB-Grizzlies startle Klash-30 5-3 to force decisive game
Winner's Bracket
3C2 - No Contest - Klash-30 maul UMB-Grizzlies 6-1
3C1 - Whistlin' Through - Klash-30 deny Effin Gruven 5-2
Loser's Bracket
3C3 - Out of Slumber - Grizzlies wake w/four unanswered in the third, oust Effin Gruven 4-2
3C0 - Keeping it Down - Klash-30 hold off Pioneers-C 5-4

3D League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3D5 - Crunch Time - Klash-40 pull away in the 3rd to ruffle Rams 4-2 for 3D championship
Scoring three times in the third, the Klash broke open a tie game to finally close out the 3D championship. The playoff title is Klash-40's first HLI Cup and deodorized the prior game's near calamitous collapse.

Both teams played energized and focused in working a 1-1 tie heading into the third. The Klash, as is their want, again turned to their closer 3D League MVP Ruben Santana to bring them home. Throughout the playoffs, Santana faced heavy third period pressure and made numerous bigtime stops to carry his team. This night, the Klash leveraged Santana's stellar work and fired home three third period goals to clinch the championship.

3D4 - 7 Seconds - Rams rise from the abyss, rattle Klash-40 3-2 in OT to force winner-take-all
Winner's Bracket
3D2 - Staying Ahead - Klash-40 repel Weasels 5-2
3D1 - Mutton Chops - Weasels feast on Ram 5-1
Loser's Bracket
3D3 - Payback - Rams rebuff Weasels 5-3
3D0 - Bop Goes the ... - Weasels bounce Stalkers 3-2 in overtime

3E League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3E6 - Not This Time - Wolverines swat Rats 7-3 to grab 3E championship
Overcoming a shaky start, the Wolverines scored fives times in the first enroute to a impressive 7-3 3E championship performance. The title win is the Wolverines first Fall HLI Cup after three previous bridesmaid finishes in the fall season.

Two and half minutes into the contest, the Rats staggered the Wolverines with two quick goals and the uh-ohs were out early. The Wolverines, however, quickly shook off the body blows and responded in force. Just 17 seconds later, a Karl Pfeffer goal righted the squad and ignited a first period Terry Smith natural hat trick. The Wolverines closed the first up 5-2 and weren't challenged in the final two. The Wolverines playoff offense was spearheaded by 3E League MVP Marc Hedquist, who tallied eight markers in four playoff games.

Winner's Bracket
3E4 - Inch by Inch - Wolverines claw past Bucs 3-1
3E2 - 'Hed' Cheese - Hedquist scores four as Wolverines trap Rats 6-1
3E1 - Clamp Down - Bucs dull Bladerunners 5-1
Loser's Bracket
3E5 - Storming the Ship - Rats plank the Bucs 6-3
3E3 - Finding a Way - Rats squeak past Bladerunners 2-1
3Ew2 - Early Audition - Bucs belt out the Blues 5-1
3Ew1 - Buzz Cut - Wolverines scalp Tribe 6-2