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January 15, 2018 Volume 14, Edition 17
 
FHL Weekly Recognitions
Hat Tricks...Goals
Jason Blair3
Jeremy Sharlow3
Christopher Warren3


Play Makers...Assts
Joseph Zalewski5
Nick Menard3
 
Who's Hot…
No one hotter than the FordTough right now. They stretch their winning streak out to nine games now.

The Bullitts keep on rolling now with a five game winning steak.

The Mavericks also stay on the Hot List as they continue their unbeaten streak, now up to 5 games.
 
...and NOT…
The Focus stay cold with another loss.

The GranToninos have not won a game in nine tries now.

The Boss find themselves on the cold list for the first time this season with three losses in a row.
 
Week 17 Intro :
This issue of the Gazette takes place in an all sort of messed up week. We had some teams playing twice in the same week (I was on one of them) as some teams were playing their Week 18 game a bit early. Anyhow, it's time to try and get this back in order here so that we can finish up the rest of the season (only six more regular season games to go).

So...we are missing a few write-ups this week, but I'm not going to wait any longer. The show must go on with what we have. Hopefully the next issue will be better.

Week 17 in Review :
FordTough 6   Broncos 3 :
Jason Blair Report:

Ford Tough takes the ice for the first time in 2018 against a hot streaking Broncos team. The last game of 2017 brought significant injuries to the roster. Phil Rea was put on long-term IR during the holiday and Mark Heikkila was put on the 45 day injured list.

With 4 subs, Ford Tough strike early as Austin Chapman hits a streaking Mitchell Fink to put FT up 1-0. Shortly after, Spencer Hoernke takes the puck into the zone with a great individual effort finding Chapman who rockets a change-up to put FT up 2-0. Hoernke and Chapman move the puck, deliver to Jason Blair as FT goes up 3-0. Minutes later Steve Upplegger makes a nice defensive stop finds Blair to put FT up 4-0 at the end of 1.

The Broncos come out on fire in the second as Alex Wypych shows his talents. Patrick Maloney nets 2 in the frame with assists from Wypych, and Bronco rep Matt Kluegel. FT watched the play for most of the period. Brandon DeMars and the defensive three were superb or it could’ve been tied. 4-2 FT lead.

FT strike two minutes into the third as Fink puts one in from Blair and sub Dave McLean to put FT up 5-2. Kleugel from Maloney tighten the game back up at 5-3. Moving toward the end of the game Fink hits Blair on a great pass across the slot to put FT up 6-3.

Thank you to all four subs. Next week, FT take on the Diesels.

Kluegel: The Broncos were a bit rusty in the 1st period and Ford Tough put us in an early 4-0 hole...in large part due to several odd man rushes. We pulled it together in the 2nd and 3rd and made it a two goal game on a couple of occasions but the early deficit was too much to overcome. I think we even outshot Ford Tough for the game but DeMars played well and it was not enough on this night.

Big night for Pat Maloney with 2G, 1A. Rep Kluegel finally got in on the scoring as well with 1G, 1A. Alex Wypych had 2A and Andrew Hudon added 1A.

2 games in one week for the Broncos as we hit the ice again on Thursday against Finger's Boss.
Bullitts 4   Focus 3 :
Scollard: The Focus and Bullitts both face off for that dreaded Monday night game and both are playing their first FHL game of 2018 so the legs will be a bit weak from the holiday break of eating, drinking beer, and watching football and the World Junior Hockey Championship. The Focus are trying to get redemption in this game from a loss to the Bullitts earlier in the season when BM Rhett gets a goal early in the game with the assist coming from the Beer Burglar. The Bullitts respond and get (2) to go up 2-1 at the end of the 1st period.

Early in the 2nd BM Rhett feeds the puck to Tom LeFevre and he blasts one from the point to tie the game at 2. The Bullitts respond to go up by one and BM Rhett responds with a short-handed goal to tie the game again. Halfway through the 3rd period the Bullitts get the go-ahead goal and it lasts for the win. The Focus put a lot of rubber on the net but Brickwall Gardner played lights out and kept his team in the game for this win.

DePaoli: Finally back in action after the new year, the Bullitts face a hungry Focus team looking to change things around for 2018. The Focus come out strong and strike first in the first shift of the game. Bullitts bounce back with 2 of our own. The teams would trade off scoring for the rest of the game with the Bullitts scoring last and getting the win.
Rangers 2   GranTorinos 1 :
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Vincent: After a 3 week break the Rangers were back in action with a new fresh look to start the new year! The game was a close checking, tight affair in the 1st period with both goalies making some strong saves. The score was broken with 3 seconds left in the 1st period by Al when he sniped a bullet top shelf beating Reagle.

The Rangers fought back in the 2nd period with a powerplay goal, and that was the spark the Rangers needed to grab back momentum. The game went into the 3rd period until Rod McQ took it end to end and placed a perfect shot far side on De Gagne. Rangers 2-1. The GT's fought back hard and turned up the pressure and intensity for the remaining period but the Ranger Reagle stood tall in net to secure the victory.

Thanks to Dave McLean, and Matt Schultz for subbing in for our missing Rangers. You both played great!
Marauders 8   Cobras 5 :
Soper: First half of game, Marauders go up 6-0. Second half, Cobra-Kai comeback to make it 7-5. Rauds get empty netter in last minute to seal deal 8-5.
Joe Z with 5 assists. Warren with Hatty and a 5 point night, Blair with two taters, Eastman with 1G,1A. Vic and Jonesy with a goal each.

Thanks to Finger, Vic, and Jonesy for subbing!

Rematch / Battle Royale "with Cheese" against Mavs next week.
Happy New Year and welcome back!

Filar: Started the game halfway through the 2nd and looked pretty good. The 6 goal lead the Marauders had before we started was too much to overcome though. Thanks to Quattrin, Akins, and Fecker for subbing.
Mavericks 5   Boss 4 :
Finger: Great team I drafted. Tough loss with 5.5 seconds left and 8 players trying to take the blame. We could not get it done as a team, each accountable to the other, no one player. love these guys. Got an interesting quote from a sub who shall remain nameless in the locker after this heart breaker.. "you guys are the happiest bunch of losers I have seen in this league". Hmmm.. uh.. Thanks?

We fight for each other and are still having fun so that's all that matters.

About the game.. We wanted this one bad but could not get it done. Too much Sharlow and that wicked shot of his. Our second line had lots of chances but could not find the twine. every member of the first line scores again the rose between two thorns got the beauty of the night with face off win and a laser over the trapper. Bingo Bango.

my favorite highlight? MVP Akins gets his first of the year on a Paul Coffee rush coast to coast and finds the 5 hole.. NICE!

We were happy about slowing the scoring of Jonesy .. Man we hate losing to that guy. GRRRRRRRRRR! He is our Colorado Avalanche

Game was pretty even throughout with the score being tied 3 times. Hats off the the Mavs for a brilliantly played game and stellar their goal tending. I was outcoached again. Class act JC invites us in after for a couple rounds on him. Find ourselves on the NOT list for the first time. WE HATE THAT. Need a bounce back game.

Moczydlowsky: We scored one then they scored one. Then we scored a second and they scored a second. The trend continued until it was 4 - 4 with less than a minute left and the boss were called for a penalty. Mavericks drew up a play call where Sladich would purposely be the last man back in the offensive zone and shoot one into Rose's shin pads sending the boss in on a short handed rush just so Shin could chase them down and send a stretch pass back into the boss zone where the puck was left to Sladich to slide one threw about a dozen feet and into the net with 5 seconds to go.

Diesels 3   Raiders 3 :
Kundinger: Happy New Year! Diesels hope the new year is prosperous in the goals and win columns! Didn’t start out well as they give up a quick one when former Diesel, Joe Jakubik, block/tips one in from the side of the goal. Diesels answer back with a rebound goal from Bob Jones midway through the first. Diesels strike again with super-sub, Albert, with a couple minutes left in the period. Things are looking good, but no luck comes for either team in the second. Raiders come out hard in. The third and net back-to-back goals to take the 3-2 lead. Diesels forced to pull the goalie late and throw everything at Landuyt. Super-sub earns his stripes after a battle for a loose puck that sat in the crease untouched. Somehow he outmuscles or “outfats” the D to the puck and ties it up! That’s the way it would finish and an ever important point is earned for the Diesels!

Huge thanks to Reagle and Albert once again for helping out.

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Falcons 3   Thunderbolts 0 :
Bordeau: Falcons face off against the Thunderbolts to revenge a 3-0 loss in week #1. The Falcons come to play and give the Thunderbolts a 3-0 loss this game = payback. Falcons play strong team D with solid goaltending to get Kal S his first FHL shut-out!!! Great job Kal.
Also had a possible long term replacement player for myself Curtis Clark on D looking solid.

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Upcoming FHL Action :
Wed - Jan 10, 20187:00 PMMarauders at Mavericks
Thu - Jan 11, 20186:00 PMFalcons at Focus
Thu - Jan 11, 20187:00 PMBroncos at Boss
Wed - Jan 17, 20186:00 PMFordTough at Diesels
Wed - Jan 17, 20187:00 PMThunderbolts at Cobras
Thu - Jan 18, 20186:00 PMRangers at Bullitts
Thu - Jan 18, 20187:00 PMGranTorinos at Raiders

FHL Three Stars of the Week :
Congrats to Khaled Safah for getting his first ever FHL shutout. Christopher Warren has a nice night scoring with 3g and 2a. Jeremy Sharlow edges out all others with his 3g and 1a to take the third spot this week.
Khaled Safah
Christopher Warren
Jeremy Sharlow