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October 14, 2019 Volume 16, Edition 5
 
FHL Weekly Recognitions
Hat Tricks...Goals
Mitchell Fink4


Play Makers...Assts
John Stadwick4
Roderic Dolega3
Austin Mazur3
Ed Rose3
Chris Vincent3
 
Who's Hot…
The Cobras stay on the ultimate Hot Streak as they have all wins to start the season five games in now.

The former #1 and #2 teams in the standings will slide down a bit but stay on the Hot List as they both come away with one point this week in a tie against each other.

 
...and NOT…
The Blackbirds stay on the Not list for another week with another loss.

The Rangers drop another game to now have a four game losing streak.
 
Week 5 Intro :
Should we talk football in a hockey newsletter? Perhaps, as it does relate. Big Monday night game for the Lions tonight and there will be several FHL teams up at the Oakwood in Dearborn watching the game after the games tonight. So if you've got some time and you want to see the game, stop on by and enjoy the atmosphere with some other FHL guys.

Week 5 in Review :
Focus 5   Broncos 5 :
McCaig: Well I knew this game was going to be tough, but this might have been the hardest skate of the year. Two undefeated teams with size and speed fighting for a 5-0 record. From the start of the game to the last buzzer it was non-stop and the broncos responded every time we put one in. A solid effort from everyone on the focus got us out to a 2 goal lead which was matched in the third period by the broncos. Then they go up 5-4 and we had to scramble to come out with a tie.

Great team effort with point distribution through the whole lineup for us. As a rep, couldn't be happier with how we competed and hats off to the broncos for a hell of a game.

Kluegel: There was a big crowd on hand for "FHL GameDay's" #1 vs #2 matchup. Some fans even brought signs to support their favorite beer league hockey players!

The Focus really took it to the Broncos in the 1st period. Broncos Defenseman Curtis Clark went down early in the period with an apparent knee injury, which forced the Broncos to switch to 3D. Fortunately, Curtis was able to come back later in the game. McCaig and Carron notched goals for the Focus. 2-0 Focus End of 1.

The Broncos finally got back on track in the 2nd with two beautiful goals by sub Brett McKenzie. Bo Beaupre also added one for the Focus. 3-2 Focus End of 2.

In the 3rd, Rookie Cam Barron led off the scoring to knot the game at 3-3. Not long after, the Focus capitalized on a Broncos miscue. There was a faceoff in the Broncos' offensive zone, the Broncos lost the faceoff and Beaupre took off down the ice...for some reason, there were no Broncos in sight. Beaupre got a breakaway pass and beat Dare. 4-3 game. With 4:35 to go, sub McKenzie came through again. There was a scramble in front of the net...McKenzie was able to come away with the puck and jam it home for the hatty. 4-4. With 1:28 to go, Barron gave the Broncos their first lead of the game with a snipe that beat Gadulka. The Broncos tried to hang on to the 1 goal lead but it was not to be. The Focus took a slapshot from the point, which went wide. Unfortunately for the Broncos, the puck came off the endboards at a perfect angle to squeeze between Dare and the post. McCaig was there to jam it home.

5-5 Final. Great game between #1 and #2! Another game that seemed to have a playoff atmosphere.

Next up for the Broncos...Tommy Bordeau and the Falcons!
SuperChiefs 9   Rangers 5 :
Moczydlowsky: Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make the game.

Please see the super chief write up.

Rangers got you all where we want you.

Vincent: First time the SuperChiefs were as drafted. Facing off against my former team, the Rangers, without their 4.0 team rep, JC. We had lots of chances in the 1st period but De Gagne made save after save emulating fellow French Canadian goaltender, José Théodore. The Rangers were able to take a 3-1 lead heading into the 2nd period. We kept at it and finally were able to break through with 5 straight in the 2nd. The 3rd period we extended the lead and cruised to a 9-5 victory. Great game from Magic Mitch with 4 tucks, Captain John Stadwick with the playmaker and big saves from Mike "Guardian of the FHL Galaxy" Gardner. Great turn out at the Oakwood after the game with members of the Rangers, Marauders, Focus, SuperChiefs, Falcons, and Broncos trying to make "Beer League Hockey Great Again!"
Marauders 3   Falcons 0 :
Soper: Can u say “Kirch”!?!?!
First official shutout of the season ... amazing net minding!!
Great job Ryan!!!
Thanks to Crisi and Nalder for subbing.
All around great Marauder effort.
2nd Star Conner for getting two goals on the night for his hustle.
Avila grabs 3rd Star with the second goal of the night.
Sharlow two assists. The Canon, Veep, and Soap grab assists on the night.
Nice turnout at the Wood.
Blackbirds this week.

Bordeau: Falcons shut out by a strong goalie. We had our chances!! 5 missing players 4 subs. Thanks to the subs who played.
Cobras 4   Diesels 2 :
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Kundinger: Much like last week the Diesels come out flat and have multiple mistakes that end up in the back of their net. 3-0 Cobras after the first and with the way Lil' Caldwell plays that was going to make for a difficult rally. Diesels start to play well in the second, but once again the Cobras strike and stretch the lead further out of sight. Diesels change up their tempo a bit and completely control the game in the remaining period and a half, but Caldwell didn't appear to have any chinks in his armor. Finally, in the 3rd, the Diesels managed to control the zone for a good minute creating all kinds of open looks, and a shot managed to trickle through Brendan just enough for Nate to finish it off into the net. 4-1 and time is not on the Diesels' side. More offensive zone time for the Diesels on a power play with numerous cross ice passes to the D and shots being fired at will, get the Diesels another tally to bring the deficit down to 2 goals. Diesels throw everything they had at the rookie goaltender with the closing moments, but it was not enough in the end to catch up. Big week next week for the Diesels with a 2-game week.

Public Service Announcement: Monday Night Football will be Packers vs. Lions. There will be a lot of FHLers going to Oakwood for the game.
Galaxies 5   FordTough 3 :
Akins: Carl "The Truth" Fontana makes cameo appearance at rink, Galaxies earn first win of the season!

Like last week, no early goals. Teams looked evenly matched through the first. McCaig put the Tough on the board about 6 minutes in. Galaxies tied it up with :19 on the clock on a great effort goal from Hall. But, oof, the Tough went up 2-1 with a literal last-second goal. Here's where things got interesting... the Galaxies actually showed up in the second period and scored three straight. The Rep, playing his third FHL game at F, banked one off Andy coming around the net early in the period. Chase buried a gritty one with Menard defending him tightly through the zone. Then Eddie H. potted the GWG on a nice put-back off a Kalinski shot/rebound. Tough scored just 13 seconds later to pull back within 1. Zach played outstanding in this one, and particularly late in the second when he flashed some serious leather to rob McCaig of a sure goal. The period ended 4-3. In the 3rd, Kalinski carried one to the hole to give the Galaxies a little breathing room. Lots of pressure with Andy pulled late, but nobody scored.

Hockey is a good time, win or lose. Hockey + beer is even better. Hockey + beer + the Hall family chocolate chip banana bread + our first win = out-fucking-standing! Galaxies look to build on this taste of success next week. Hopefully Carl cleared his calendar to attend all Galaxies games until further notice so we can keep it rolling.

Dalimonte: Ford Tough faces winless Galaxies after taking a week off due to zamboni breakdown week prior.

Tough having a Tough time getting top pick to games as it appears we may need to replace him due to other obligations.

Subbing on this night is Matt M.
2nd pick is running behind and we bring in all-star former Tough champion Deke Kundinger.

Galaxies open scoring to start game and Tough answer back with with Andrew Daehn tying the game 1-1. Tough take lead as Matt M scores nice roof top water bottle shaker 2-1 end of 1st.

2nd period our sleeper Danny Middleton makes his way onto the ice. Galaxies tie the game on a power play. 2-2. Galaxies get a go ahead goal short time later 3-2. End of 2nd.

Galaxies get another goal to pull ahead 4-2. Tough cut the lead 4-3 then the Galaxies seal the deal with another 5-3.

Tough pull goalie and cannot get any shots to go past defending FHL Champ goalie on this night as he showcases his Champion skills to the FHL.

Looking for an All Star Defenseman or Forward to replace Brandon Full time. Send resumes to Richard.Dalimonte@luminartech.com :-) NHL Experience preferred
Thunderbolts 6   Bullitts 0 :
Tymczak: Off the not list!!! Little shuffling did us some good! Great game by Alex! Great defensive effort leads to the shutout. Lines worked well, balanced scoring on both lines!

DePaoli: After not playing last week, the Bullitts struggle to get in sync and make any plays. The T-bolts took advantage and just kept coming at us and the score pretty much sums up the game.
GranTorinos 6   Blackbirds 2 :
Schaefer: Pretty close game throughout, GT's broke the 2-2 tie a few minutes into the second period. After the GT's managed to score one more goal later in the 2nd period and two more in the 3rd period.

The refs were good/above average this week.

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Upcoming FHL Action :
Mon - Oct 14, 20195:00 PMBullitts at Cobras
Mon - Oct 14, 20196:00 PMBroncos at Falcons
Mon - Oct 14, 20197:00 PMFocus at Diesels
Tue - Oct 15, 20196:00 PMFordTough at Thunderbolts
Tue - Oct 15, 20197:00 PMRangers at GranTorinos
Thu - Oct 17, 20196:00 PMBlackbirds at Marauders
Thu - Oct 17, 20197:00 PMSuperChiefs at Galaxies

FHL Three Stars of the Week :
Over 25 games played in the league this season before we get our first official shut-out (subbing efforts do not count towards official stats) and then we get our second just a few games later.

Congrats to Ryan for his first ever FHL shutout and the first official one of the season and congrats to Alex for picking up another shutout this week, making it nine in his FHL career.

Mitchell Fink has a big night with four goals and one assist.
Ryan Krichiver
Alex Contreraz
Mitchell Fink