1st game didn’t start out well for Justin and Team Joe – Matt Vlemmix was picking the corners at will and Team Blair was quickly up by 3. Missing their wily veterans, off at the world’s in Denver, Team Joe fought back and a few goals were exchanged to end the first frame with Team Blair up by only 1, 5-4. A quick goal past Gord early in the 2nd to tie it up and both teams settled down to a defensive struggle – no goals until very late in the period when Team Joe’s Owen Sound connection of Matt Austin and Jon Low popped 3 quick goals behind Gord to push their lead to 8-5. This must have woken up Team Blair as it seemed like all Ian Gordon in the 3rd with Team Blair catching up and pulling away for a decisive 12-8 victory. 2 losses in a 2 weeks for Justin – London Masters brain trust must be reconsidering the long term 20 year, $1 no trade contract they signed him to. Final result Team Blair 12 – Team Joe 8.
2nd game looked to be interesting – Team Juniors had almost 100% turnout with 15 runners packing the bench while Team Russ looked ….decimated…only 7 runners! But…looks can be deceiving, Team Russ was able to put a couple of quick goals past Justin early in the period and with the late arrival of JKow they seemed to be able to stay with the relentless scoring of Team Juniors. The score seesawed back and forth with no one able to pull too far ahead. Team Juniors were finally able to get ahead by 3 late in the 3rd but a couple of very quick goals pulled Team Russ to within 1 going in to the last minute of play. Team Juniors were able to control the ball and ran out the clock to eke out at 1 goal victory – final result Team Juniors 13 – Team Russ 12. Another highlight of the 2014 season – close, fun game! Four weeks left in the regular season and standings are still pretty close 2 points separate the top 3 teams and Team Joe is only 3 points back of 3rd place. Don’t forget to place your ProLine bets for the final standings – remember, anything can happen.
Next is Week #13 – July 23, 2014
Team Blair vs. Team Juniors 8:00pm
Team Joe vs. Team Russ 9:15pm
See you all next week.