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Week 12 Recap & Week 13 Preview

Jul 4, 2018
 

Week 12 was an eventful one as the Wolfpack continued their draft-mulligan-inspired run with yet another win over a league powerhouse as they took a 6-4 bite out of the Fish in Black. As if they needed another offensive dynamo, Mulinde M’Hango reminded the league what he’s made of with his first hat-trick of the season while Stan Mazur continued his sparkling record of having never been denied a goal in a match in this league.

The second match saw the only playoff-eliminated squad, the Grasskickers, pick up their 2nd victory of the season as super-sub turned goal-tender Jeff Valdivia set up Vladas Tvaskis for a game-sealing brace. The Yellowcards, still mourning the departure of fan-favorite Said Amalou in a mid-season trade to Montreal, will have to wait 1 more week to seal up a playoff spot of their own.

The 7pm game saw Andreas Bergen’s squad of sweets fall just short as his hat-trick was not enough to hold off the Mauves. Purple, searching for their 2nd win in 2 months, successfully quenched their thirst for victory as the score-line read 4-3 as the final buzzer rang. It would be their last sip of satisfaction for the night as slippery scorer Jordan Lomonaco took off early to fulfill his forgotten beer duties, never to be seen again.

Stay Classy FC ran into offensive struggles vs. a battered and substitution-starved group of Mean Girls as they were held to 3 goals, their lowest total in the Gaetan Infantino era. That ultimately would not matter as their modest output trumped the Plastics’ scoreless display, the 2nd such demonstration over the past two weeks. Having scored no goals since their tie vs. Team Blue and subsequent loss of 2 key players, one can only point to the injury of future all-star/apparent-nobody Jeremy Muzyka as their TSN turning point.

Yet another shutout was on the table as the 3 blue musketeers who wear red, Salman, Harun, and Rhys, ran roughshod over a compromised ACTUALLY blue team, combining for all 4 goals in a 4-0 shutout. Missing a number of players including their top two scorers and starting goalie, Les Bleus take consolation in the fact that this match had no bearing on their playoff standings.

There lots going on in the final week of the GWLMISL regular season, headlined by the return of everyone’s favorite column writer. The league also looks forward to karaoke night at Limelite, as well as a variety of playoff implications in a surprisingly close league race.

The first match features the Yellowcards vs. Kandy Krush FC for all the marbles. The winner will take part in the playoffs while the loser squares off against the Grass Kickers in this year’s Toilet Bowl, UNLESS they tie. In the event of a tie, they can potentially both move on should the Plastics fail to pick up a point in the 2nd match of the night.

As discussed earlier, a point by the Plastics would ensure their qualification and the end of the season for one of the teams in Game #1. Their adversary, Les Bleus, still without Kevin Tuyisenge, will be battling to avoid falling out of the top 5 and having to face one of the vaunted top 3 teams.

Fishin’ in the Dark will be battling for the same as Les Bleus as they square off against All The Right Mauves, who will be looking to keep their hopes of seizing 1st place alive with a win of their own. Team Black could lose their home field advantage with a loss. Male captains will be at a premium as Jean Fillion and Mike Siwicki miss this game, reportedly avoiding the city altogether due to the intense pressure of playing in such a monumental match.

The Grass Kickers have little to play for but after successfully filling the role of spoilers last week, they’ll look to do so again vs. a Team Blue that will also be chasing the top spot in the league with a win tonight. Salman Riyaz has already broken the league scoring record by 1 pt but can look to stretch that further out of reach.

The league’s final regular season match sees Stay Classy FC attempt to defend their 1pt lead at the top of the league in a battle against the rabid Wolfpack. The greys are currently set to face a top-3 opponent in the playoffs but a win of their own could allow them to vault 2 positions in the standings and offer home-field advantage in the first round.

It's Tradition!

Jun 29, 2018
 

With the end of the regular season coming to an end, the typical Canada Day-ish Limelight outing is due.

Similar to previous years, people will be making an outing to Limelight on Wednesday July 4th after the games to try their luck on the mic.

All are welcome to join and either partake in singing, or encourage others to sing their lungs out on stage. In previous years we were graced by singing/rapping legends such as Alyssa "DJ V" Vergata and Gordon "Dad Jokes" Yestrau. And if you're not a solo artist Dan "Will Sing with Anyone" Desrosiers will surely back you up on any song.

Note: Team songs are highly encouraged. But I believe The Plastics have already dibs all S-Club songs.

Playoffs and Ties

Jun 29, 2018
 

A reminder about playoffs, and tie rules.

Playoffs will be single elimination games, with no reseeding between rounds.

Tie Rules from the Handbook
Ties in the standings (Regular Season):
In the event that 2 teams are tied in points when determining regular season standings, the following tiebreak method will be used:
Head-to-head record
Most wins
Goal differential (goals for - goals against, against all teams)
Goal differential (between tied teams)
Least goals against (against all teams)
Least goals against (between tied teams)
Winner of the most recent head-to-head game
Coin toss

In the event that 3 or more teams are tied in points when determining regular season standings, the following tie-break method will be applied:
Most wins
Goal differential (against all teams)
Goal differential (between tied teams)
Least goals against (against all teams)
Least goals against (between tied teams)
Coin toss

If 3 or more teams are tied and can all be clearly separated by using these methods, this result will be used. If a 3 or more team tie-breaker clearly separates some, but not all, of the teams, this method will be used to assign a position to the separated team(s), and further tie-breakers will be used to break the remaining tie(s).

Playoff Overtime:
In a game requiring a winner to be declared, semi-final or final, one overtime period of 5 minutes shall be played. If at the end of overtime, the game is still tied, there will be a 3 player sudden death shootout (best of 3). Each team must alternate male and female shooters. If the game is still tied, there will be a one player sudden death shootout until the game is won. No player may shoot again until all players of their gender on their team have shot (this includes the goalkeepers).

Injury Update

Jun 14, 2018
 

As many of you know, an unfortunate accident happened in the last game of the night. The Plastics keeper Ryan Wood suffered a broken jaw, orbital bone and possibly some degree of concussion. Good news is that after seeing the doctor they have assessed that there was no neurological damage, and he will be going in for surgery on his jaw next week. I know we’re all wishing Ryan a swift recovery.

Week 9

Jun 8, 2018
 

Kandy Krush vs Stay Classy FC
After jumping out to a sizeable lead, Stay Classy FC opened the door for Kandy Krush FC to claw their way back into the game. With Andy Kenyon, Sammy Mulimbwa, and Andres Bergen on the field, no lead is safe, and Kandy Krush proved that they may be down, but should never be counted as out. The tension in this one came down to the wire, but the Classy folks managed to hang on to the W by a thread.

Les Bleus vs All the Right Mauves
Les Bleus becomes the fourth team in a row to wreak havoc on the Purple Party. In a tough back-and-forth match, the Mauves once again relied on dying seconds heroics to avoid a loss, this time from goaltender Mirzet Alekic who is the first netminder of the year to score a goal. There are apparently some grumblings from the Mauve camp about their recent inability to close things out, so a friendly reminder that no one likes a sour grape.

Team Blue vs The Plastics
Mitchell Link returns for The Plastics as he plays for only the third time this season, new and improved with ankle braces. His presence helped the Mean Girls execute some great ball movement and locked them in a tie with Team Blue after a tough match by both sides. With Team Blue’s Roger Reid away, defender Paul Rothery slipped back into his ways of years’ past and looked pretty comfortable back in net, but Pink goalie Ryan Wood was the definite hero of the game, making some incredible saves against the league’s top scoring team.

The Wolfpack vs Grass Kickers
Adam Conci is officially out for the season, so the Wolves permanently add Stan Mazur to their Pack. Even with the addition, the dogs continue to have attendance issues, however managed to they come up big against a Grass Kickers team struggling for consistency between the pipes. Cory Sulyma stepped into the net for his second game in this league and unfortunately it didn’t seem to be a pleasant experience. Let’s try to be a little more welcoming (or at least less wolf in sheep’s clothing) in the future: we need goalies!

Yellowcards vs Fishin’ in the Dark
We have our first suspension, folks! In a going-for-the-ball-hard play reminiscent of Kyle Kusiak, Jean Fillion took out... well... Kyle Kusiak...along the boards. While initially it was called a team foul, Filly just couldn’t hold in his “pardon my French” and things quickly escalated into a yellow card: his third of the season. The Yellowcards tried hard to keep the fishers down, but ultimately had trouble getting anything past Mark Tomiak. With the loss, they fall to 7th place, dead even in goals for and against. Shout out from last week: Derek Malis scored his first career goal (no more pouting that you didn’t get a mention, okay?) and it seems he and Jared Kukelko have started a “belly celly” when they help each other score.


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Standings - Playoff Season

Regular Season *  Playoff Season
Team GP W L T Pts
All The Right M 2 2 0 0 4
The Plastics 2 2 0 0 4
Fishin in the D 2 1 1 0 2
Yellowcards 1 1 0 0 2
Team Blue 2 1 1 0 2
Kandy Krush FC 1 0 1 0 0
Grass Kickers 1 0 1 0 0
The Wolfpack 1 0 1 0 0
Les Bleus 1 0 1 0 0
Stay Classy FC 1 0 1 0 0

Recent Games

Date Visitor Score Home
Jul 18 All The 6 - 4 Team Blu
Jul 18 Fishin i 4 - 5 The Plas

Upcoming Games

Date Time Visitor Home
Jul 25 17:10 The Plas All The

Convenors

Casey Berthon
Phone: 204-946-7879
Email: casey.berthon@gwl.ca

Dan Desrosiers
Phone: 204-926-5423
Email: daniel.desrosiers@gwl.ca