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Blue Defeats Black to Win 2018-2019 GWLHL Championship

Mar 22, 2019
 

Blue capped off a historic playoff run with a 5-1 win over Black in the GWLHL Championship game last night. In 7 playoff games Blue gave up a ridiculously stingy 9 goals against for a playoffs GAA of 1.29. I don't know what league Blue thinks this is but a GAA that low is clearly not what this league is all about. The win gives co-captains Mitchell Link and Simon Schaubroeck the extremely rare back to back championships. The only thing more memorable than winning back to back championships was Link's speech at the windup where he lambasted the other captain pairings for their drafting strategy of picking their old, fat, slow friends while Blue picked younger, faster players. Luckily for Link he kept the speech short and left the stage before he could be booed off of it. Congratulations to Link and Schaubroeck on winning back to back championships and the rest of team Blue for a great season and playoff performance. Also, congratulations to team Black for a great season and playoffs coming up just short of a championship themselves.

GWLHL Frozen 4

Mar 15, 2019
 

The 2018-2019 GWLHL Frozen 4 are all set. While it doesn't happen ever year this year we have the top 4 teams from the regular season as the last 4 teams standing in the semi-finals. Not only that but the semi-final match-ups are perfect 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 match-ups if you look at the regular season standings. I guess the league got the playoff format right this year?

The two heavyweight match-ups are as follows:

Semi-Final 1 - Wed Mar 20th @ 4:40

Grey at Blue

Semi-Final 2 - Wed Mar 20th @5:50

Black at Teal

Good luck and congratulations to all 4 teams in the semis!

Final Pool Standings

Mar 8, 2019
 

Pool A
TeamGPWLTPTS
Teal44008
Yellow42115
Black42115
Orange40311
White40311

Pool B
TeamGPWLTPTS
Blue43106
Red42115
Grey42115
Purple42204
Green40400


With Yellow's 2-1 win over Orange in the final game of the round robin the Pool A standings are now final. Teal finishes first with a 4-0 record. Yellow takes 2nd over Black via the fewest goals against tiebreaker so Black finishes 3rd. The final spot in the quarters and 4th place in the pool goes to Orange over White via the fewest goals against tiebreaker as well.

Pool B standings are final with Blue taking top spot with their big 6-3 win over Grey in both team's final game of the round robin. Red's win over Green vaults them over Grey for 2nd in the pool by virtue of the least goals against tiebreaker so Grey finishes 3rd. Purple rounds out the top 4 while Green finishes last after going a perfect 0-4 in the round robin.

The schedule has been updated for next week's quarter-finals and Thirsty Penguin Bowl.

GWLHL Milestones

Feb 26, 2019
 

Randy Takada and Sean Brokop Become the 2 Newest Members of the Exclusive 500 Point Club

With a 4 assist performance vs. White on Jan 3, 2019 Randy Takada eclipsed the 500 point mark in his 20th GWLHL season becoming just the 20th GWLHLer to do so. Randy is in the midst of a career season playing for Teal finishing the regular season 3rd overall in league scoring with a sizzling 58 points in 17 games for an average of just over 3.4 points per game. Congrats to Randy on a great season and hitting this amazing career milestone!

Not to be outdone, Team Black MVP and perennial score runner-upper Sean Brokop put an exclamation point on his 500th career point with a 7 point performance in an 8-1 annihilation of a short-handed Orange squad last week becoming the 21st player in GWLHL history to reach this mark. Brokop is also in the midst of a career year finishing 2nd overall in league scoring in the regular season with 66 points in 17 games which is just shy of 4 points per game (3.88). With his 7 point performance last week Brokop is now just 1 point shy of his career high in points of 74 which he accomplished in back to back seasons in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Brokop becomes one of the fastest to ever reach 500 points doing it in only his 8th season and 165th career game. By the looks of the Player Career Stats page Brokop is likely the 2nd fastest to reach 500 points behind only you-know-who but hard to say for sure. Congrats to Brokop on reaching this milestone so speedily!

Brian 'Buzz' Boult and Ron Hanson Become Only the 10th and 11th Members of the 600 Point Club

With a first period assist in Team Purple's big 3-2 win vs. Green last week Brian Boult became the 10th member of the even more exclusive 600 point club. Just 8 days later Ron Hanson also joined the 600 point club with a 1 goal 2 assist performance in Teal's 10-4 win vs. Orange. Both Buzz and Hanson reached the 600 point milestone in their 17th season in the league.
Technically there's really only 5 members of the 600 point club as the other 6 members have graduated to the 700, 800, 900, etc. point clubs. The 600 point club includes such GWLHL luminaries as Croitor, Maguet, Melnyk, and now Buzz and Hanson. Congratulations Buzz and Ron on reaching this impressive milestone!

Reggie Becomes the 1st Member of the 2100 Point Club
Even more exclusive than the 600 Point Club is the brand new 2100 Point Club which Reggie Goodfellow founded last week with a 9G 1A performance against White. I'm not sure how often in league history someone has scored a hat trick of hat tricks in a single game but I'm guessing not often.

Cupid the Tender

Feb 11, 2019
 

I’m a Lover, Not a Goalie
Every Super-Hero has his weakness. Superman – Kryptonite. Batman – Catwoman. Greg Martin – Valentine’s Day. Yes, Valentine’s Day.
Greg Martin has played the most games in GWLHL history at 866 career games. He has already played an astonishing 41 games this year alone. That is an average of 3 games per week. But play on Valentine’s Day? No Way.
With the Playoff Round Robin schedule now out, Team Black plays their first game on Thursday, February 14 at 4:40. But Greg Martin won’t be there. He has plans.
Team Black captain Craig Robb, a long-time co-captain with Martin, was taken off guard. “You think you know a guy” said Robb. “I have played with Greg for many years. I guess we have never had to play on February 14. I’m not sure what this means to our many years of co-captaining. Maybe the run is over.”
Robb will have to work with league conveners to see who can replace Martin in their first week Round Robin matchup against Team Orange.
When reached for comment, GWLHL commissioner Rick Wolfson added, “I guess you can’t cancel reservations at the Mariaggi.”
Good luck to all teams in the first week of playoffs


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