Another week done gone – player turnout was a bit low for 3 teams but more or less full for the fourth. Everyone seems to like the full 3×20 period game structure (at least no complaints have been heard to date). Probably keep this format for a few more weeks to see if any major issues arise.

In the first game Team Joe came out flying and was essentially scoring at will. After cruising to a 6 goal lead, complacency set in (or the Juniors woke up) and Team Juniors picked away, scoring one goal after another until the margin was much tighter. Team Joe bore down again and scored a few goals to pull away, but Team Juniors kept plugging away, getting closer but never quite drawing even. Time eventually ran out with the end result Team Joe 13 – Team Juniors 9.

In the second game, a full benched Team Russ scored on the initial face off and never looked back. Team Blair was somewhat short handed and couldn’t keep up with the hard running younger lines of their opponents. Final score Team Russ 15 – Team Blair 8. After  putting together 3 wins in a row to start the season Team Blair has now been spanked 2 weeks in a row. Do trades have to be made, free agents brought in – who knows? season is still young but the risk of falling out of playoff contention looms large….oh yeah….everyone makes the playoff and the only games that matter are the last 2 weeks!

Next is Week #6 June 4, 2014

Team Juniors  vs.  Team Russ     8:00pm

Team Blair  vs. Team Joe     9:15pm



Updated playing rules have been added. The previously posted rules were….old. Playing rules have been updated to current OML playing rules modified with a few custom LML tweaks.

An ABOUT US page has been added to clarify how LML is run. Note that we are not bound by what the OLA or OML does – we are an independent entity. Our game, our rules!

Note that the additional/new pinnies are now in – if you don’t have a blue/white reversible pinnie yet, please see Russ at next week’s game to get one. It will be good to get consistent numbers so people (refs) can tell who is who. Won’t help for the special needs crowd that consistently forget their pinnies at home and haven’t figured out yet that having a extra blue and/or white t-shirt in their bag might make things easier …as opposed to bringing red or “white front/ blue back” shirts (really? in what alternate reality did anyone think that sort of t-shirt colour scheme would be workable on the floor) to the games that, surprisingly enough, are regularly scheduled EVERY Wednesday night.