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Fall 2013 Playoffs

Long Island Cup Fall 2013 Championship Games

B League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
B7 - New Boss, Same As... - Pushed to the brink, Klash-B keep B throne 5-2 over Lightning
Staving off the Lightning's relentless attack, the Klash scored thrice in two minutes middle third to defend their B League crown 5-2. This latest Klash B championship was their fourth in a row and a dynastic sixth in seven seasons.

In this championship run, the Klash was pushed to the brink. The Lightning had improbably marched from deep in the losers bracket. Fueled by two stirring comebacks, they entered the ultimate game with mojo in their blades. And when, once again, the Lighting rallied from down two, the elusive dream finally seemed inevitable. The hockey gods, however, said no. In a stunning two minute sequence, the Klash benefited from a Lightning own goal, a fluke backwall richotchet, and a seeing eye knuckleball to maintain their recent B League reign. Indispensible in this latest championship was B League MVP Ruben Santana. The veteran netminder summoned the spirit of glories past in repeatedly denying the Lightning's indefatigable offensive pressure. Santana yielded just 9 goals in four games while facing 132 shots, including 52 third period attempts in the three Lightning playoff matches.

B6 - Thunder Clap - Lightning force winner-take-all, deny Klash-B 4-3
Winner's Bracket
B4 - Cuban Delight - Klash-B pounce GN-Bruins 4-1
B2 - Cuban Surprise - Santana, Klash-B stem Lightning surge 4-3
B1 - Pucks in the Middle - GN-Bruins score four in the second, double up OPA 6-3
Loser's Bracket
B5 - Lightning Jolt - Down four, Lightning forge improbable rally to stun GN-Bruins 5-4
B3 - Quick Strike - Lightning score early, skate past OPA 11-1
B0 - Oh!PA - OPA snuffs North Stars 5-4 in OT
C League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
C4 - Sky High - Flyers score late to snatch C title from Tremblays 2-1
Scoring with just 28 seconds remaining, the Flyers came from behind to beat Tremblays 2-1 and win the C League championshp. The Flyers, in their inaugural season, went wire-to-wire while losing just once in regulation.

After a scoreless first half in which each goalie made several stupendous stops, Tremblays broke through with 3 minutes left in the second on a Kevin Faraci putback. With the lead, Tremblays played defensive minded looking to limit mistakes and Flyer scoring chances. They continually frustrated the Flyers and seemed poised to finish. The Flyers needed an interventaion and they got it. With six minutes to goB League MVP Ed Svec sent a harmless pass that pinballed off a defender and somehow found its way into the net. Svec then clinched the game and championship with his last second playoff winner.

Winner's Bracket
C2 - Ascending - Flyers glide past Tremblays 4-1
C1 - Ridin' the #1 - Tremblays nix NXG 5-3
Loser's Bracket
C3 - Let's Play Two - Tremblays outlast NXG 6-4
C0 - The Long Way Home - Tremblays scuttle Snipes 6-4
D1 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
D5 - Wild Finish - With just ticks left, Mayhem-D wrests D1 title from Euro Stars 3-2
Fending off a late Euro Stars charge, Mayhem fliched the D1 championship with just 14 seconds to go 3-2. Witht he win, Mayhem-D repeated as fall champions and garnered the orginazation's seventh Long Island Cup.

Mayhem had built a seemingly comfortable 2-0 lead early in the third period on goals from Justin Sparacio and Jesse Roberts. Methodically, Mayhem limited Euro Star scoring chances and capitalized on two Euro Stars breakdowns to lead. With five minutes remaing, the Euro Stars looked cooked but inexplicably they struck for the two tying goals in 36 seconds with three minutes left in the third. Now tied, this decisive matched was poised for the ultimate overtime vise. BUt just as suddenly, Mayhem rescued the championship that slipped away. Off a last second faceoff, >D1 League MVP Chris Wilder won the draw, fires an inital shot, and

D4 - No Quit - Euro Stars rally in the third, best Mayhem-D 4-2
Winner's Bracket
D2 - Early to Rise - Mayhem-D gets four out of the gate, coast past Euro Stars 5-2
D1 - Round Up - Euro Stars circle Outlaws-D 6-1
Loser's Bracket
D3 - Gun Slung - Euro Stars outscore Outlaws-D 8-7 in OT
D0 - On the Ponderosa - Outlaws-D rustle Animal House 5-3
D2 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
DD4 - Green Machine - Morkmen raid Stingers 6-2 to take D2 crown
Exploding for five second period goals, the Morkmen never looked back and won the D2 League championship 6-2 over the Stingers. With the win, the Morkmen won the LI Cup for the first time in four years and the third time overall.

Spotting the Stingers a first period goal, the Morkmen secured the match in the second. Two goals in a minute flipped the lead. The Stingers briefly tied it before the Morkmen spurted for three more in the final five minutes to build an insurmoutable 5-2 lead heading into the third. Fortifying this advantage and closing the door was Morkmen goalie D2 League MVP Chris Testa. During the playoffs, Testa was essentially impenetrable. In three playoff games, Testa faced 83 shots and only three eluded him.

Winner's Bracket
DD2 - Whitewash - Morkmen stone Stingers 4-0
DD1 - Partly Cloudy - Morkmen dim LI-Stars 5-1
Loser's Bracket
DD3 - Hive Alive - Stingers pull away from LI-Stars 10-4
DD0 - Special Delivery - LI-Stars power past Bruisers 8-2
E1 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
E4 - Good as Gold - MFD staves off GNFD to win E1 title 4-3 in OT
Prevailing again in a tense overtime thriller, MFD repeled a determined GNFD comeback to claim the E1 championship 4-3 in sudden death. MFD's victory defended their previous fall E1 title and represents their second Long Island Cup.

Unlike the previous playoff game between these evenly matched rivals, MFD played from ahead. By the middle of the match, they built a three goal advantage only to see GNFD storm back to tie it a period later. Like the prior game, the later half of the third and overtime saw both teams trade sterling scoring chances, outstanding 'tender stops and overall edge-of-your-seat action. And, as was the case in the earlier match, the heroics were provided by E1 League MVP Chad Goldman. The burly defenseman, who had a hat trick and overtime winner in MFD's previous win, unleased a title winning blueline bomb that more went through the GNFD goalie than past him. During the playoffs, Goldman scored five times and deftly helmed MFD's defensive zone efforts.

Winner's Bracket
E4 - Pullin' It Out of the Fire - MFD rallies four times to dampen GNFD 6-5 in OT
E2 - Double Douse - MFD drenches Panthers 6-3
E1 - Jimmy Legs - Georgas, GNFD suppress Bolts third period charge 3-2
Loser's Bracket
E5 - All Wet - GNFD hose Bolts 5-2
E3 - Exhale - Bolts shake off Panthers three goal 3rd period rally, prevail 8-7 in OT
E0 - Tracer Fire - Bolts laser past Minutemen late in the third 5-3
E2 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
EE7 - 3/24 @10:40 @Newbridge - High Voltage vs Rage
EE6 - Not So Fast - Rage rebuff High Voltage 3-2 in OT
Winner's Bracket
EE4 - Power Surge - Three goal 2nd period burst thrusts High Voltage past Rage 5-2
EE2 - Easy 'Tesi - Rage bop Banshees 6-1
EE1 - Grind House - High Voltage edge Wolverines 5-3
Loser's Bracket
EE5 - Oh Danny Boy! - Rage escape Banshees 6-5 on Vacchio's OT winner
EE3 - Scalp Trick - DeNatale's three leads Banshees past Wolverines 5-2
EE0 - Short Sale - Wolverines close out East Coast 5-2
3C League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3C5 - Survivor - Down to the nub, Effin Gruven outlasts Court Officers 2-1 for hard-fought 3C title
In the latest chapter of HLI's Hatfields and McCoys rivalry, Effin Gruven hung on for a well earned 3C championship 2-1 over a gritty Court Officers squad. This accomplishment is the Effin Gruven organization's first 3C, and second overall, Long Island Cup.

Heading into this decisive title match, each team had beaten the other in a closely contested game. Those two previous playoff games saw up-and-down, tit-for-tat, rough-and-tumble big boy action. In each game, the more composed team prevailed. In this final match-up, both teams came focused and played hard, aggressive, and unyielding.

Throughout the playoffs, amid the constant goalmouth disorder, both goalies stood tall and resolute. They each made numerous spectacular saves and remained locked-in despite the ongoing bumper car action crowding the center slots. Their superior play only heightened the importance of scoring first and, after a scoreless first, Gruven broke through with two second period goals. Ahead 2-0, 3C League MVP Dan Scorzelli cooly rebuffed the ensuing Court Officer onslaught. Scorzelli, who made 83 saves in three playoff games, only allowed one goal in the frenetic, chaotic third as the Court Officers controlled much of the late action in their desperate, futile effort to tie.

3C4 - Counter Punch - Court Officers scrap back, edge Effin Gruven 4-2 to force final round
Winner's Bracket
3C2 - Rough 'n' Tumble - Effin Gruven decisions Court Officers 5-2
3C1 - Late Night Job - Court Officers cuff Fire and Ice 4-2 with two in the 3rd
Loser's Bracket
3C3 - For Pete's Sake - Nawrocki backbones Court Officers 2-1 OT win over Fire and Ice
3C0 - Gone in 60 Seconds - Decisive late 2nd burst frazzles Klash, Court Officers advance 6-1
3D League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3D7 - 3/24 @9:10 @Newbridge - Crokers vs Bladerunners
3D6 - Battling Back - Bladerunners force decisive game w/come-from-behind 3-2 win over Crokers
Winner's Bracket
3D4 - Wild Night - Crokers survive furious eight goal third, nip Bladerunners 6-5
3D2 - U-Turn - Crokers clip LI-Wings 4-1
3D1 - A Little T and A - Alyward, Bladerunners stymie Bucs 3-1
Loser's Bracket
3D5 - Triple Jay - Lagnese trick lifts Bladerunners past LI-Wings 6-1
3D3 - Send-Off - LI-Wings plank Bucs 4-0
3C0 - Beluga Booty - Bucs harpoon Whalers 3-2