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Fall 2011 Playoffs

Long Island Cup Fall 2011 Championship Games

B League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
B6 - Blue-out - Big Blue throttles GN-Bruins 6-1 to win B League title
Scoring three times in the first, Big Blue controlled this title match from the drop and stifled the Bruins en route to a 6-1 championship win. The B League crown is Big Blue's second Hockey Long Island Cup championship.

Pacing the dominate Big Blue win was the hat trick from B League MVP James Cianci. Cianci scored once in the first and twice in the second to lead a diverse scoring attack that saw nine different players tally points. Overall, in their three playoff wins, Big Blue had nine different goal scorers. In the win, Big Blue crumbled the brickwall that was Bruin netminder Ryan Supper. Supper, who essentially carried his squad to the title game, confronted 225 shots in five playoff games.

Winner's Bracket
B4 - Not Tonight - Big Blue derails GN-Bruins 5-4
B2 - Big Whew! - Big Blue sneaks past Lightning 5-4 in OT
B1 - Clark Kent - Supper faces 50 shots, 22 in third, as Bruins score 3 unanswered in 3rd to rally past Klash-B 5-3
Loser's Bracket
B5 - Stonewall - Supper saves 45, Guerra pots three as GN-Bruins crash Lightning 4-3 in OT
B3 - Down Goes Frazier! - Parrella turns away 40 as Lightning knocks out Klash-B 3-2 in OT
B0 - Super Saver - GN-Bruins stun OPA 6-5 in OT
C League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
C7 - Ice Men Can't Lose - Snipes fend off KG rally to capture C crown 7-4
Finding their offense early, Snipes skated out to a big lead and held off KG 7-4 to win the C League championship. The title victory is Snipes first Hockey Long Island Cup crown.

After being held to a lonely tally in the previous game, a focused Snipes squad scored thrice in the first ten minutes. The dazed KG crew finally woke up and closed the opening period down just 3-1 and up a man. This penalty kill proved the match's critical moment. As Snipes was finishing the penalty kill, C League MVP Sean Hroch snuck behind a napping KG defense. Hroch, fresh off the bench on the penalty box substitution, broke in free and went yard sale on a slick double move that re-established a three goal Snipes lead. Snipes quickly furthered the lead to 6-1 and kept at bay a scrapping KG team that would close to 6-4 but ultimately no closer.

C6 - One More Hill to Climb - KG forces winner-take-all with 3-1 Snipes snipping
Winner's Bracket
C4 - Peek-a-Boo - Snipes rally from three down to spook Phantoms 7-6 in OT
C2 - Wash, Rinse, Repeat - Phantoms dispatch KG 4-2
C1 - Man Advantage - Snipes ride 3 PPGs to best Tremblays Pub 4-2
Loser's Bracket
C5 - Even a Blind Squirrel - In fifth try, KG finally gets past Phantoms 7-5
C3 - Sweatin' It - KG survives Tremblays last minute rally, advances 3-2 in OT
C0 - Happy Birthday to Me - Krafchin's two lead Tremblays past LI-Stars 6-2
D1 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
D4 - No Doubt - Mayhem tames Predators 10-4 to capture D League championship
Scoring thrice in the first three minutes, Mayhem never was threatened in securing the D1 League championshp 10-4 over the Predators. This title is Mayhem"s sixth overall HLI Cup and their second fall season championship.

Seven different Mayhem players joined the unrelenting scoring parade as Mayhem scored early to establish a lead that never dipped closer than three over the final two periods. The Mayhem offensive attack was led by D1 League MVP Mike Marino. Marino scored twice with his second being the eventual championshp winner. In four playoff games, Mayhem's high-powered offensive tallied 33 goals with Marino accounting for 9 lamps. Marino's most impressive work came in the wildcard game with a four goal effort including the overtime gamewinner.

Winner's Bracket
D2 - Hide-n-Seek - Mayhem skate away in 8-3 Euro Stars thrashing
D1 - Thumper - Mayhem pounce Predators 8-2
Loser's Bracket
D3 - Snap Back - Predators roar past Euro Stars 5-1
D0 - Captain Fantastic - Marino's fourth goal delivers Mayhem over Fire & Ice 7-6 in OT
D2 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
DD5 - Double Triple - Cangro, Kenney do the trick as Bruisers power past the Whalers 9-5 for D2 crown
The Bruisers bent, but ultimately busted the game in the third to earn a hard fought D2 League championship 9-5 over the Whalers-HC. The title win is the Bruisers fourth Hockey Long Island Cup and a defense of their Fall '10 D2 crown.

At various points of this championship game, the Bruisers were poised to skate away from the Whalers. The Bruisers led 4-1 and 5-2, only to see a game Whaler squad scrap back to close to within one. The Whalers, however, could not net the equalizer and eventually the Bruisers would seal the win in the middle of the third period. The fateful few moments came just 15 seconds apart as Sean Kenney and then D2 League MVP Joe Cangro each netted their third goal of the game to re-establish a decisive three goal lead with six minutes remaining. During the playoffs, Cangro scored in each Bruiser playoff game and, overall, lit the lamp five times.

DD4 - Takin' it to the Limit - Whalers nudge Bruisers 5-4 on last minute goal
Winner's Bracket
DD2 - Cold Water - Bruisers splash Whalers 5-2
DD1 - Whale Tale - Whalers shopping for slippers, surprise Animal House 4-2
Loser's Bracket
DD3 - Delta Housed - Whalers expel Animal House 5-2
DD0 - First Catch - Whalers hook Morkmen 4-2
E1 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
E7 - Three-Peat - PLT thwarts Minutemen 7-3 to wear E League crown
Ready from the first drop, PLT never looked back as they fended off all Minutemen challenges to win 7-3 and defend their Fall '11 E1 title. With the win, PLT added a sixth HLI cup to their championship mantel.

In the decisive first period, PLT skated to an insurmountable 3-0 lead. Their first period offensive burst was singlehanded efforted by E League MVP Greg Dietrich. Dietrich, skating with vim and purpose, potted a natural hat trick in the opening stanza. The Minutemen battled and twice closed to within two but PLT quickly countered on each occassion. Dietrich later added two helpers and, overall, tallied 10 playoff goals.

E6 - What Goes Up - PLT force decisive game on fluke OT goal to best Minutemen 5-4
Winner's Bracket
E4 - Wake Up Call - Minutemen score four in 3rd to bop Bangers 4-3
E2 - Ambush - Minutemen steamroll LI-Cougars 8-1
E1 - Cardiac Kids - Bangers go sudden death again, perplex PLT 7-6 in oT
Loser's Bracket
E5 - Capo di Clutcho - Capobianco rescues, then delivers PLT past Bangers 5-4 in OT
E3 - Too Much - PLT cage LI-Cougars 4-1
E0 - Bang-Bang! - Bangers score 30 seconds in OT to ground LI-Wings 6-5
E2 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
EE6 - Cat Quick - Panthers strike twice in 45 seconds early 3rd to seize E2 crown from MFD 4-1
Spotting MFD an early goal, the Panthers scored four unanswered to grab the E2 League crown 4-1. With the win, the Panthers raised their second Hockey Long Island Cup.

The Panthers broke open a tight 1-1 game with a sudden one-two scoring combination 45 seconds apart just a minute into the third period. Up to that point, the division's top two teams played a tense, nip-n-tuck contest. Each goalie withstood the pressure as the teams traded scoring opportunities. Both of the Panthers decisive goals were gritty, in-the-kitchen strikes that resulted from close-in trench work. Scoring in the match was E2 League MVP Frankie Walley. Walley led the Panthers playoff scoring with seven goals in three games.

Winner's Bracket
EE4 - Walley World - Walley goes for five as Panthers survive 9-7 MFD barnburner
EE2 - All Wet - MFD sluice East Coast 7-2
EE1 - Late Heroics - Panthers resist High Voltage 5-4
Loser's Bracket
EE5 - Turn Out the Lights - MFD douse High Voltage 3-2
EE3 - Electric Slide - Filippelli spins a triple play, High Voltage shortcircuits East Coast 6-2
EE0 - High Octane - High Voltage zap Rage 8-2
3D League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3D7 - House Arrest - Court Officers bust Effin-D 6-1 for 3D title
Exploding for four third period goals, the Court Officers broke open a close nip-n-tuck match to skate to a 6-1 3D championshp win over Effin-D. The title is the Court Officers second HLI Cup and first in three years.

The game's fateful stretch occurred early in the third. Up 2-0 but down a man for four minutes, the Court Officers scored two shorties in 90 seconds to build an insurmountable 4-0 lead. Six different players would score in this championship game but the lynch pin to the Officers championship run was 3D League MVP Pete Nawrocki. Nawrocki, the quiet and subdued netminder, allowed only eight goals in the playoffs, just four in the Officers three playoff wins. Nawrocki is the anchor to the Court Officer team as he remains steady and focused throughout the chatter and disruption that occurs in front of him.

3D6 - Jail Break - Effin-D escapes Court Officers 4-1 to force winner-take-all
Winner's Bracket
3D4 - Penned Up - Court Officers collar Effin-D 4-1
3D2 - That's a Wrap...Around - Effin-D score late to deny Klash-40 4-1
3D1 - Pest Patrol - Court Officers cuff Scorpions 4-2
Loser's Bracket
3D5 - One for the Ages - Effin-D staves off elimination twice in epic 17 round 1-0 shootout win over Scorpions
3D3 - Stinger - Scorpions prickle Klash-40 6-3
3D0 - Bug Bite - Scorpions sting Pioneers-30 5-2
3E League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3E6 - The Big Cheddar - Rats repeat as 3E champs, sink Bucs 4-2
Coming from behind twice, the Rats slowly wore down the Bucs to prevail 4-2 in the 3E championship game. With the title win, the Rats defended their Spring '11 3E crown and raised the HLI Cup for the third time.

After a scoreless first period, the teams scored three times in the first six minutes of the second with the Bucs emerging with a 2-1 lead. Ahead, the Bucs seemed content to play their favored counterpunch attack as the Rats unsuccessfully pressured the offensive zone. The Rats finally busted the Bucs late in the second when 3E League MVP Andrew Lind punched home the the tying goal off a behind the net give-n-go feed. Shortly thereafter, Rob Bentrewicz scored his second of the game to propel the Rats into an insurmountable 3-2 lead. Lind led the Rats playoff title run with a goal in each game.

Winner's Bracket
3E4 - Smelling the Cheese - Rats baffle Bladerunners 4-2
3E2 - Silent Treatment - Rats muffle Blues 3-1
3E1 - Train Keeps A'rollin - Bladerunners buck Bucs 4-1
Loser's Bracket
3E5 - Sneak Attack - Bucs bushwhack Bladerunners 2-1 in OT
3E3 - Taps - Bucs blank Blues 4-0
3E0 - Plunged - Bucs plank Wolverines 3-2 in shootout