Demons Win The 2016 Non-Checking C2 Championship

2016-c2-championsThe Demons won the Non Checking C2 finals with a narrow 3 – 2 win over the Blackhawks to take home the Clive Connelly Trophy.

Game 3 of the Non-Checking C2 series shaped up to be a closely contested game, the Blackhawks opened the scoring when Ivan Kulakovsky got the puck past Henry Offord from Daniel Donkin at 14:27 in the first period. The Blackhawks lead at the end of the first period 1 – 0 and outshot the Demons by a narrow margin of 11 – 6.

The Demons tied up the game when Paul Rice, who was playing his 650th game, scored from Andrea Polari and Rod Johns. The Demons would get the go ahead goal seven and a half minutes later with an unassisted goal by Max Edwards. The Blackhawks tied up the game going into the third period with a Paul Mallia goal from Jol Duffel and just under 3 minutes remaining in the period.

Andrea Polari scored what would end up being the game winning goal for the Demons at 9:20 from Casey Wood and Paul Rice. The pressure in the Blackhawks zone saw them put on the extra attacker with only 35 seconds left in the game to try to tie up the game but in the end, the Demons would take the final game of the series and be the 2016 Champions in the Non-Checking C2 division.

Shots on goal:
Blackhawks – 31
Demons – 18

November Goaltending Clinic Hosted By Point Blank Goalie

Calling all goalimg_8356_1024x1024tenders !

Point Blank Goalie bring you their November goaltending clinic, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are more experienced or if you are an aspiring goaltender wanting to learn the basics, this is for you. The on-ice session is 1.5 hours in length and contains 5 stations with drills for you to improve movement and technique.

The session also contains 1-on-1 coaching, when needed, to help you with needs specific to you. If you are a more advanced level goaltender, you will be pushed to perfect your movements by drills and experienced shooters. If you are just learning the position, Point Blank Goalie will work on the foundation skills at your pace.

Cost: $75 / goaltender

How to buy tickets:

Click on the following link to book your spot now:

O’Brien Group Arena
105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands VIC 3008

ph. 1300 756 699

November 14th, 2016

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Note * Be at the rink at 6:45 PM so they can go through drills to reduce downtime when on the ice.


Jets Win The 2016 Non-Checking C1 Championship

14322336_10157521943030512_364790640738503509_nLast night in Non Checking C1 finals, the Jets ended the series with a 4 – 1 win over the Saints-Monarchs to clinch the Don Reddish Trophy.

Luke Taylor opened the scoring with 8:23 left in the 1st period from Kristelle Vanderwolf and Rylie Padjen. He would get the jets their 2nd 3 minutes later from Andrew Eliopoulos and Steve Lichter. With just over a minute left, Lichter put the Jets up 3 – 0 from Rick Madden. By the end of the period the Jets had outshot the Saints-Monarchs 14 – 7.

The Saints-Monarchs would get a power play goal by Bryan Over from Matt Manning and Ross Fisher but that would be their last. The final goal for the Jets came off the power play, Andrew Eliopoulos putting the puck away, assisted by Rick Madden.

The 3rd period was kept scoreless and the final score was the Jets defeating the Saints-Monarchs 4 – 1 and they clinch the series and the 2016 Championship for the Non Checking C1 division.

Described by Jets President, Drew Carfrae:

“If you want the scoop, this group: 5 years, 5 playoffs, 4 grand finals, 1 long awaited cup”

Shots on Goal:
Jets – 31
Saints-Monarchs – 20

Pirates Secure The 2016 Under 21 Tier 1 Championship

14375165_1251722171537018_1063738044_oAfter knocking off the Bombers in the Preliminary Final, the Flyers found it tougher to defeat a strong Pirates unit in the Grand Final. Following a win in game 1 of the finals series to the Pirates, the Flyers were up against it, but scored the first goal to put the Flyers in front in the first period.

Following a tense battle the game was still close at the end of the first period, but the Pirates then took the ascendancy. The Flyers battled willfully after losing their Goalkeeper to injury in the third but the Pirates maintained their dominance to take the game and earn the U21 Tier 1 trophy.

Congratulations to the Marcus Wong coached Pirates on their success this season.

Image: Richard Costello

Pirates Win The 2016 Under 21 Tier 2 Championship

14316902_972200339556341_1139330578365522467_nThe final game proved to be another close Junior Final.

The Pirates opened the scoring with Emma Steele scoring a great goal assisted by Emily Davis-Tope and Lucas Ferrier, but a quick response from Luke Buchanan unassisted quickly proved it would be a close game. Two more goals, one to AJ McConville from Emma Steele of the Pirates and Tommy Gibson, assisted by Alex May of the Bombers led to a 2-2 scoreline at the end of the first period. The Bombers took the lead in the second from a great team goal by Logan Gallacher, assisted by Luke Buchanan, but the Pirates fought back to take the lead at the end of the period.

A goal to Jeff Hu, from Zachary Tickner-Smith leveled the score and a match winning, top shelf goal from AJ McConville, fed by Jeff Hu put the Pirates in front for the last time. Jayden Davis-Tope was peppered with shots on goal in the final period, and stayed strong to ensure a Pirates win in this tough three game series. Congratulations to the Georgia Carson coached Pirates on a huge victory against a tough Bombers team that battled to the finish a huge victory against a tough Bombers team that battled to the finish.