*Savings End December 15th @11:55pm
Earlybird ending December 15th!! (@11:55pm)
The A and B Championship games are coming up this next Sunday, so we thought we'd get a little info on the team strategy for the big game.
A - Division
"Our team has to be disciplined on the defensive side of the game. If everyone is able to take care of their check then I think we will be in good shape for this game. We have to respect the speed of NIM's forward's and the focus will be neutralizing their speed and steering them to the boards. Our defencemen have lot of success working on the boards. Turnover play remains a crucial part to our game and we have success with that when we pressure the ball down low in the offensive zone or making quick breakout passes out of our end. Their goalie is quite skilled and so we need to create traffic in front of him, generate shots from the point or create lateral plays down low. Keeping the shots low will also help create some rebound opportunities. The main goal is to remain consistent with our play and we should be in good shape for this game." - The Canada Chiefs captain, Malcolm Key.
B - Division
"We expect the Thunder to be coming out hard & hungry" commented Grinder's captain Tommy Dinh. "We can't take them lightly. They're going to be taking shots in and crashing the net and maybe even trying to get under our skin. We're going to have to keep our composure. Our strategy is to do what we've done all season long that has worked out successfully and that's play hard together as a team. We have an incredibly talented guys on the roster and we've utilized that. It's only a matter of time before we take this one home."
Ryan Leonard captain of the Thunder replied by email "No comment Sent from my iPhone."
Wrapup Party at Boston Pizza (from 7-10pm) just around the corner after the Championship games.
Season Pics On Facebook
We've added some more pictures from the games up on Facebook.
No Games for DivA this Sunday...
Just a little note that the next games for DivA will begin December 8th. Click Here for Playoff Format
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* There are still games for DivB!
Division B Playoffs
Div A - Game News
Thank you Wes for helping setup today! The first round of playoffs for Div A ended with some surprising results.
Capitals start the playoffs with only three players against Wheebid's twelve. Wheebid is unable to capitalize on the advantage as Capitals ward off cycles of attacks from Wheebid's forwards. Wheebid and Capitals are tied at three each with nine minutes left on the clock. The regular game ends and we're going into overtime! Capitals move on winning 4-3 in OT.
NIM starts the playoffs against Hitmen forcing plays and making gains. The half starts 4-2, and Hitmen is unable to catch up to NIM. NIM moves up winning 7-4.
Division A Playoffs
The playoffs are here for the A Division, and it looks like there's going to be unsurpassed competition.
Canada Chiefs win the regular season with nine wins and an OTL. They racked up total goals between all the players of 82. That's over eight goals each game. The next highest would be Hitmen with 61 goals finishing the regular season.
Coming second in the standings, Nine Inch Males have the best goal tending of all the A Division teams. Guy Demong and his defence will be a real threat with 3.80 GAA. The next best is Canada Chiefs Keith Larkin with a 4.00 GAA.
Wheebid won last season's Division B championship and has developed a new intensity into their style. This is the Capitals first entrance into the league and they've been excellent dominating in their zone and capitalizing on chances.
With all that's going on, we're looking forward to the competition!
NSBHA Playoff Format
The playoffs are here! The format is a little strange this year because of the odd number of teams. This setup will give all of the teams at least another two or three playoff games.
Shootouts - Shockers VS Black Aces
Shootouts - Shockers VS Black Aces -November 17, 2013
Thank you Armand of Black Aces for helping setup! Thank you to everyone that helped cleanup tonight as well.
This was a good series of games as we mixed divisions again for the second round of interdivisonal play. Stats are now up! Let us know if we missed anything and we'll fix it quick!
We're looking forward to the last interdivisional play this coming Sunday Nov 10th!
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