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Spring 2011 Playoffs

Long Island Cup Spring 2011 Championship Games

B League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
B4 - King Me - Klash pull away late to trump GN-Bruins 6-3 and repeat as B champs
Scoring three unanswered in the third, Klash-B separated from the resilient GN-Bruins to wear the B league crown 6-3. The Klash championship win defended their Fall '10 B league title and marked their fourth LI Cup.

The Klash started strong and smartly built a 3-0 eight minutes in. The Bruins remained poised and worked their way back to tie by the end of the second. With the play spirited and both goalies sterling in net, the match turned on a fortuitous third period changeup of a shot that essentially cinched the game. Atypically, the Klash playoff and season success stemmed from a stout defense. Leading the Klash steely D was B League MVP Matt Withers Withers, often a one man zone, repeatedly disrupted the neutral zone and patrolled the kitchen like a dog guarding a bone. At critical times in this title game, Withers negated Bruins' odd-man opportunites and safeguarded the crease enabling the Klash to keep the Bruins at bay until the fateful winning tally.

Winner's Bracket
B2 - In the Kisser - Klash bruise GN-Bruins 5-1
B1 - Christmas in Spring - GN-Bruins receive late gift, nudge OPA 9-7
Loser's Bracket
B3 - Three Pair - GN-Bruins oust OPA 9-3
B0 - Every Which Way - OPA defuse Lightning 5-3
C League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
C7 - Last Call - Tremblays Pub bounce Phantoms 6-2 to repeat as C champs
Relying on their playoff experience and poise, Tremblays Pub stymied the Phantoms' upset bid and clinched the C League championship 6-2. With the victory, Tremblays Pub defended their Fall C league title and secured their first spring LI Cup, fourth overall.

Despite being outshot and outplayed during the first two periods, Tremblays emerged with a 3-1 advantage. Leading the way, C League MVP Jonathan Parrella turned away 27 shots in the busy opening two periods. Pivotally, he stoned and frustrated the Phantoms' high octance first line. He repeatedly turned away point blank opportunties and held the fort until Tremblays steadied the game. In the third, Jeremy Taubes scored two powerplay goals to put the game out reach and ice the championship.

C6 - Not So Fast - Phantoms upend Tremblays Pub 6-3 to force ultimate game
Winner's Bracket
C4 - Farac-Whee - Tremblays Pub denies Snipes 6-4 behind Faraci's three
C2 - Sully's Round - Snipes down Fire&Ice 11-3 behind Sullivan's four
C1 - Just Enough - Tremblays Pub noses Phantoms 7-5
Loser's Bracket
C5 - Barnburner - Phantoms pick off Snipes 10-9 in OT
C3 - Under Pressure - Phantoms douse Fire&Ice 6-5 in sudden death
C0 - Peek-a-Boo - Phantoms spook Woodstock 12-3
D1 League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
D6 - Soup to Nuts - Mayhem repeats as D1 Spring champs with 6-3 Bruiser beat
Spotting the Bruisers an early 1-0 lead, Mayhem worked a lead middle of the first and controlled play the rest of the way en route to a 6-3 D1 championship win. Mayhem successfully defended their Spring '10 D1 title and claimed their fourth overall LI Cup.

After the Bruisers scored just two minutes in, Mayhem scored twice in 30 seconds to establish a lead they would not relinquish. Scoring both goals was D1 League MVP Mike Fleming. Fleming later added an insurance marker to complete a hat trick. Mayhem forged a 4-1 lead in the second only see the Bruisers close to 4-3 in the middle of the third. Mayhem answered swiftly with a deflating fifth goal just 26 seconds later and were not threatened the remainder of the game.

Winner's Bracket
D4 - EZ Does It - Zwerling's trick leads Mayhem past Bruisers 4-2
D2 - Salz-a Style - Bruisers scrape Scorpions 4-2
D1 - Close Shave - Mayhem buzzes Stingers-1 2-1 in overtime
Loser's Bracket
D5 - Squish - Bruisers stomp out Scorpions 7-5
D3 - Bug Fight - Scorpions prick Stingers-1 6-4
Dw2 - Days Work - Scorpions mop Morkmen 7-3
Dw1 - Blitzkreig - Stingers-1 ride 2nd period outburst to tame Predators 8-2
D2 League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
DD6 - Wagon Whoopee - Pioneers-D corral Outlaws-D 4-2 to capture D2 title
Shaking off an uncharacteristic mid-game lull, the Pioneers-D played lock down third period defense to hold off the Outlaws-D 4-2 and capture the D2 championship. The D2 crown is the Pioneers-D first LI Cup in three seasons.

The Pioneers-D built a seemingly insurmountable 4-0 lead middle of the second. Spearheading the Pioneers offensive attack was D2 League MVP Tommy Andreachio. Andreachio, who scored in each playoff game and eight goals total, netted the final two Pioneer markers to forge the 4-0 lead. Inexplicably, up four, the Pioneers sagged and the Outlaws surged with two quickies to close 4-2 at the end of two. During the second intermission, however, the Pioneer veterans refocused the skittish squad. In the third, the Pioneers defense limited the Outlaws' dynamic attack to mostly perimeter onetimers.

Winner's Bracket
DD4 - Tommy Boy - Pioneers-D cuff Outlaws-D 9-6 behind Andreachio's five
DD2 - Round Up - Outlaws-D snuff PLT 3-2
DD1 - Oldtimer's Day - Veterans lead Pioneers-D past Stingers-2 5-2
Loser's Bracket
DD5 - Wild, Wild Conquest- w/80 ticks to go, Outlaws score two in 8 seconds to pilfer 6-5 win over Stingers-2
DD3 - Short Hand Men - Stingers-2 edge PLT 1-0 on 3rd period shorty
DD0 - Quick Strike - Stingers-2 ground Mean Machine 5-3
E League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
E5 - All the Way Back - Bolts cage Panthers 10-5 for E League title
Pulling away late, the Bolts finally subdue the Panthers 10-5 to win the El League championship. The Bolts, in their first HLI season, won their first Long Island Cup.

Several times during this decisive match the Bolts built seemingly comfortable four goals leads. Each time the Panthers fought back. Entering the third up 6-2, the Bolts fended off two Panther rallies. Twice, the Panthers narrowed the third period lead to two goals, only to see the Bolts answer less than a minute later. Ultimately, the Bolts stretched the lead to four, then five and skated home champs. Leading the Bolts during the playoffs was E League MVP Mike Melendez. A backliner, Melendez scored in each Bolts playoff game. He potted the biscuit twice in this title match and seven times overall.

E4 - All Square - Bolts jolt Panthers 8-2 to force winner-take-all
Winner's Bracket
E2 - Party Crashers - Panthers stun Bolts 5-4
E1 - Sneak Attack - Panthers surprise East Coast 5-3
Loser's Bracket
E3 - Thunderstruck - Bolts streak past East Coast 10-2
E0 - Cat's Paw - Panthers scratch Rage 8-5
3C League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3C4 - Twinkle, Twinkle - Starr leads comeback as Pioneers-C snatch 3C crown 6-4 from Court Officers
Scoring the go-ahead goal with just two minutes remaining, the Pioneers-C toiled past a resilient Court Officers squad 6-4 to claim the 3C title. The Pioneers' win was their sixth over30 championship in the past nine years.

In this championship win, the Pioneers were led by 3C League MVP James Starr. Starr had a hand in all six Pioneers goals. Starr opened the scoring only to see the Officers quickly apprehend a 3-1 mid-second lead. Starr swiftly answered with a goal and setting up the 3-3 knotter. Starr then provided a 4-3 Pioneers lead early in the third and, after the Officers tied it at four, set up the gamewinner and tossed in an empty netter to clinch the match.

Winner's Bracket
3C2 - First Strike - Pioneers-C startle Effin Gruven 5-2
3C1 - Double Trick - Pioneers-C stymie Court Officers 6-3
Loser's Bracket
3C3 - Eff This - Court Officers rebuke Effin Gruven 4-3
3D League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3D5 - Viva Fiamma - Klash-40 bounces back to defend 3D crown 4-2 over Stalkers
Scoring twice within 16 seconds in the middle of the second, Klash-40 erased a 1-0 deficit en route to securing the 3D League championship 4-2 over the Stalkers. With the win, Klash-40 defended their fall 3D crown and won their second LI Cup.
The Stalkers scored first and seemingly had control of the match when 3D League MVP Anthony Fiamma decisively swung the game. After finding the short side @6:21 of the second to tie the game, Fiamma won an ensuing face-off just 16 seconds later to tee up Howard Corber for a lead the Klash would not relinquish. Fiamma continued his stellar play in the third, when he stole a defensive zone puck, dashed down the ice, and deposited the title winning goal.
3D4 - Peek-a-Boo - Stalkers whitewash Klash-40 4-0 to force decisive game
Winner's Bracket
3D2 - Earning It - Klash-40 prevails 3-2 over Rams in OT
3D1 - Salvage Party - Rams overcome Stalkers late rally 4-3 in OT
Loser's Bracket
3D3 - Old Guard - Stalkers ambush Rams 5-2
3D0 - Grind and Advance - Stalkers slip past Effin-D 3-2
3E League [box scores] | [draw] | [back to top]
Championship Game
3E6 - Rats All Folks - Rats smother Wolverines 5-1 to claim 3E title
Executing a near perfect gameplan, the Rats scored early, scored middle, and scored late to overwhelm the Wolverines 5-1 for the 3E crown. With the win, the Rats raised the LI Cup for the second time, the first in four years.

During the match, the Rats systematically imposed their style of play on the Wolverines. Keeping play simple and within their abilities, the Rats employed a balanced offense to methodically open a comfortable lead and deny the Wolverines any comeback opportunity. Backboning the Rats postseason success was the stellar play of 3E League MVP Luis Orquera. "Loucho" allowed just five goals through the Rats' playoff march as he continually denied chances during critical times, none more so than his exemplary play during the Rats first round overtime win.

Winner's Bracket
3E4 - Puck Bonanza - Rats swamp Wolverines 6-1
3E2 - Houdini Act - Wolverines escape Blues 4 -3 in shootout
3E1 - Sudden Cheese - Rats survive Bladerunners 4-3 in OT
Loser's Bracket
3E5 - Mettle-some - Wolverines find a way past pesky Blues 2-1
3E3 - Chinny, chin, chin- Blues eke past Bladerunners 1-0
3Ew2 - Blues Power - Blues rally late, buck Bucs 3-2 in OT
3Ew1 - Early Fireworks - Bladerunners lance Sabres 12-4