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Fall 2017 Playoffs

Long Island Cup Fall 2017 Championship Games

B League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
B6 - Back to the Future - GN-Bruins defend B title, stymie North Stars 8-2
Continuing their recent resurgence, the GN-Bruins skated away from the North Stars 8-2 to win the B League Championship. The Bruins, who went eight years without a title, have now won the last two B League championships. Overall, they have raised the Long Island Cup ten times, eight of those in the Fall season.

After a sleepy start where the teams traded late first period goals, the tide seemingly turned when Harris Stone snuck the biscuit with just one second left in the first. From there, the Bruins methodically separated, working their offense to pot three goals each in the second and third periods. During the playoff run, the Bruins offense was led by B League MVP Steve Drizis. Drizis, who had two goals and an assist in the title game, marked the scoresheet in each of the Bruins four playoff games, totaling 7 goals and 6 assists.

Winner's Bracket
B4 - On the Mark - GN-Bruins break away from Warriors 10-5
B2 - Catch Us if You Can - Warriors speed past North Stars 6-2
B1 - Heat Wave - GN-Bruins score 5 unanswered in 3rd to melt down Glaciers 8-5
Loser's Bracket
B5 - Shine On - North Stars trick up Warriors 8-6
B3 - Ice Heist - North Stars filch Glaciers 5-3
B0 - The Schwartz be with You - GN-Bruins squelch Lightning 4-3 behind mid-3rd tiebreaker

C League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
C7 - Heavy Mettle - Tremblays Pub come back again, clip Hawks 4-3 in OT to snatch C Championship
C6 - Flipping the Birds - Two late goals slip Tremblays Pub past Hawks 3-2
In a riveting decisive championship game, Tremblays Pub rallied from a three goal deficit to snatch the C League crown from the Hawks 4-3 in sudden death. This C League title repeats last fall's C League win and is the organization's eighth Long Island Cup.

This comeback was Tremblays Pub's third 3rd period rally in these playoffs. In the opening round against the Dolls, Tremblays were down 4-1 and survived a potential 5-1 post before pulling it out. In the first championship game, they chased the Hawks 3-2 late before scoring twice in the last three minutes. And here, they faced a 3-0 hole mid-second before staging their momentous surge.

C League MVP Jeff Schnaars, both ignited and capped off Tremblays push to victory. Schnaars scored at 6:45 remaining in the second and Tremblays entered the third down 3-1. In a pulsating final stanza, where each team had prime scoring choices and each goalie made headstanding saves, Costa Scouroudis roofed a kitchen putback and Scott Brennan buried a nifty feed to send the match to OT. In overtime, Schnaars caught a neutral zone pass, threaded the Hawks defense, and went high backdoor to deliver Tremblays latest LI Cup. In the playoffs, Schnaars led Tremblays' balanced scoring with four goals.

Winner's Bracket
C4 - Fly-Bye - Hawks soar past Tremblays Pub 6-1
C2 - Dodge Ball - Down three early, Tremblays rally in 3rd to roil Russian Dolls 5-4
C1 - Duck and Move - Hawks avert Snipes 4-3 in OT
Loser's Bracket
C5 - Lockdown - Tremblays Pub foil Russian Dolls 4-1
C3 - Bend, No Break - Russian Dolls use all of four goal lead to spurn Snipes 6-3
C0 - Here comes the sWag - Snipes snip Woodstock 6-3

D1 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
D5 - Oops, We Did it Again - Scorpions bounce Beers-D to win D1 title 5-2
D4 - Yang to the Ying - Beers-D knot it up, sting Scorpions 8-5 to force winner-take-all
Winner's Bracket
D2 - Old Oldtime Hockey - Scorpions need just one to grind past Beers-D 1-0
D1 - Late Night Pull - With two late biscuits, Beers boggle Scouts 5-4
Loser's Bracket
D3 - Out the Club - Beers bounce Scouts 7-1

D2 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
DD4 - Bones All Around - BK-Bulldogs cross the finish line, thrash Mayhem-D 9-4 to capture D2 title
Striking early and then often, the BK-Bulldogs convincingly seized the D2 crown 9-4 over Mayhem-D. This title win is the Bulldogs' first Long Island Cup championship in their seventh season of play.

Wasting little time. it took only 31 seconds for the Bulldogs to grab the lead they would not relinquish. Off some early goalmouth action, D2 League MVP Jack Schildkraut wired a top shelf putback. The Bulldogs closed the first period up 3-0 and, despite some heavy second period Mayhem offensive pressure, were never really threatened the rest of the way. Schildkraut led the Bulldogs charge with four goals in this game and five total in the playoffs.

Winner's Bracket
DD2 - Winning Ugly - BK-Bulldogs battle past 2G1P 4-3
DD1 - Another Close Shave - 2G1P edge Mayhem 3-1
Loser's Bracket
DD3 - Payback - Mayhem-D oust 2G1P 3-1
DD0 - House Arrest - 2G1P apprehend Queens Finest 9-7

E1 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
E5 - Hand of Rob - Bruisers fend off Minutemen 6-5 to claim E1 championship
E4 - One for the Marbles - Bruisers even it up, rile Minutemen 10-1
In a scintillating winner-take-all, the Bruisers hung on in a wild finish to take the E1 Championship 6-5 over the Minutemen. With this title win, the Bruisers defended their spring E1 crown and claimed their sixth Long Island Cup.

In this back-n-forth match, both teams possessed and relinquished one goal leads. After a 2-2 first period, the Minutmeen grabbed the lead when venerable Mike Whitum scored 10 minutes into the second. The Bruisers, however, quickly responded. They scored three times in the last three minutes of the second to stagger the Minutemen. Spearheading this decisive push was E1 League MVP Rob Del Muro. Del Muro, who had a hand in all phases of play, set up two of these rapid fire goals. In the third, Del Muro contributed on defense. After the Bruisers built a 6-4 mid-third lead, the Minutemen halved it with three to go. In the remaining three tense minutes, the Minutemen desperately probed for the equalizer. Their furious efforts culiminated in the last frantic 15 seconds where a mad slot scramble saw multiple Minutemen attempts at goal which utlimately were denied when Del Muro swatted away the loose puck that tettered ever so close to the elusive goal line. In the playoffs, Del Muro was in on half of the Bruisers scoring, netting 9 and helping on 10.

Winner's Bracket
E2 - Mission Possible - Down five in the 3rd, Minutemen stagger Bruisers 8-7 in OT
E1 - Too Much - Bruisers drain Wolfpack 8-3
Loser's Bracket
E3 - Riding the High Line - Bruisers rebound, trap Wolfpack 7-3
E0 - Showing Some Sacc - Wolfpack pull away from Panthers 7-4

E2 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
EE7 - Long Strange Trip - PLT bring it home, yank E2 crown from Yard Sale 4-3
EE6 - Up for Grabs - Yard Sale force winner-take-all, rebuff PLT 5-3
With their improbable playoff run slipping away, PLT found the necessary extra gear to stun Yard Sale 4-3 and grab an unexpected E2 championship. This latest title is PLT's ninth Long Island Cup and first Fall win in six years.

Playing their fifth game in two weeks, PLT started sluggishly and looked cooked in falling behind 2-0 end of one. This game shifted when past playoff star Joe Capobianco saddled the boys up. He scored just 90 seconds into the second and assisted on Dave Donohue's tying goal later in the period. Capobianco would again infuse the offense in the third. He found E2 League MVP Justin Geigel for the go-ahead goal, and PLT took their first lead only 14 seconds in. Geigel would later add insurance with Capobianco again doing the honors. Yard Sale scrambled for one but could not net the equalizer in the final frantic ticks. In the playoffs, Geigel led the PLT offense, scoring in each of their five games.

Winner's Bracket
EE4 - Feeling Groovy - PLT glide by Scrappers 3-2 in OT
EE2 - Deep into the Good Night - Scrappers scrape past Misfits 3-2 in shootout
EE1 - Double Trouble - PLT trick out Yard Sale 6-4
Loser's Bracket
EE5 - Stepping Up - Yard Sale dump Scrappers 2-1 in OT
EE3 - Still in Business - Yard Sale rally to close out Misfits 3-2 in OT
EE0 - Just Does It - PLT leash Ice-Dogs 6-3

40 League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
F4 - Naturally - Bladerunners capture first over40 Championship 6-1 over High Voltage
Jumping ahead early, the Bladerunners never looked back and skated away from High Voltage 6-1 to wear the first over40 crown. This latest championship is the Bladerunners tenth Long Island Cup and third straight Fall title.

The Bladerunners wasted little time getting started. Just thirty seconds in, over40 League MVP Jason Lagnese tickled the twine. He then proceeded to notch a natural hat trick scoring the next two Blades goals. The Bladerunners entered the third with a seemingly comfortable 3-1 lead and stifled any suspense with three more in the third.

Winner's Bracket
F2 - Rise Up - With four in the 3rd, Bladerunners trip High Voltage 4-1
F1 - Breaker, Breaker - High Voltage surge past Bucs 4-1
Loser's Bracket
F3 - Fry-day - High Voltage zap Bucs 5-3
F0 - Whoop-Lee - High Voltage jolt Rats 4-3 in sudden death

3C League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3C4 - Something to Buzz About - Stingers take 3C title, extinguish Fire and Ice 7-4
Shaking off a mid-game lapse, the Stingers whirred back to fend off Fire and Ice 7-4 in a spirited 3C championship game. The Stingers have now captured the Long Island Cup three times, all in the past three years.

The Stingers took an early 2-0 lead only to see Fire and Ice fight back with three straight second period scores. The Stingers teetered but resolved to answer back with three goals in four minutes late in the period. Amongst this decisive rally was the gamewinning tally from playoff stud 3C League MVP Matt Lavanco. Lavanco, who would later add a cherry on top, led the Stingers playoff offense with six goals and had a hand in more than half of the team's postseason scoring.

Winner's Bracket
3C2 - Quad Party - Lavanco's four carries Stingers past 30-Beers 8-5
3C1 - Rally Shots - 30-Beers chase first two, down Fire and Ice 3-2
Loser's Bracket
3C3 - Last Call - Fire and Ice souse 30-Beers 7-4

3D League [box scores] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3D4 - Wail of a Season - Banshees cap off Oilers 5-2 to win 3D crown
In control from drop to horn, the Banshees convincingly charged to the 3D championship 5-2 over the Oilers. This playoff run mirrored their spotless title roll last fall and is the Banshees fifth Long Island Cup.

With two quick goals, the Banshees seized this championship just five minutes into the game. Involved in both goals was 3D League MVP Michelangelo Pinto. Pinto scored and then assisted on goals thirty seconds apart. While the Oilers would close to 2-1 early in the second, the Banshees would shortly answer with another two quick goals to esssentially seal the win. In the playoffs, Pinto had a part of six of the ten Banshees goals.

Winner's Bracket
3D2 - Too Much - Banshees wear down Wolverines 5-0
3D1 - Call the Cops - Wolverines lock up Oilers 10-5
Loser's Bracket
3D3 - Gusher - Oilers erupt early, wax Wolverines 8-1
3D0 - Two Pair - Wolverines trump Team-X 7-5