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Season Wrap Up

Aug 8, 2017
 

Congratulations to the 2017 GWLMISL Champions, the Aquaholics – Fueled by Alcohol. The season wrapped up with an exciting final between the victors and the finalists, Chairman Lee’s Team of The People. It was a tight match as the score remained 0-0 going into halftime, although only narrowly so as the blues’ keeper Andrew MacKay banked his own risky header clearance off a team-mate and nearly into his own net. He would ultimately stand tall allowing just one goal through the game, a patented Udoka Umeh multi step-over dazzler, as the Alcoholics defeated the Reds 4-1. After being largely contained (by his own lofty standards) through-out the season, Mulinde M’Hango paid dividends as he scored his team’s final two goals to put the nails in the coffin following Eric Lees’ pair of opening goals. All in all it was an exciting and close game with no losers as all the participants can be proud that they both made it to the big show while the fans got the entertaining match they hoped for. Rhys Degrave breathes a sigh of relief with his Ray Bourque-esque late-career title, while Tracey Miller’s perfect start to her career looks to continue beyond her sophomore year.

A big thank you to all the league’s participants for joining in making the league a success yet again this season. We hope to see you all again next year!

2017 Awards:
Sportspersonship Awards (as selected by teammates):
Aquaholics – Tracey Miller
Argent Slaughter – Casey Berthon
Chairman Lee’s Team – Adam Conci
The E-lemon-ators – Andy Chan
Hulk-a-maniacs – Megan Neufeld
The Juice is Loose – Deji Aremu
MakeAngeloGrapeAgain – Mike Berkis
No Cream, No Sugar – Jim Jennings

Most Points (Previous Record – Salman Riyaz 59 in 2014):
1.Salman Riyaz – 63 (New League Record)
2.Gaetan Infantino – 40
3.Brian Sakala – 33
4.Mike Siwicki – 31
T5. Andy Kenyon – 25
T5. Erik Sjoberg – 25
6.Adam Conci – 23
7.Mulinde M’Hango - 22
8.Kevin Tuyisenge – 21
T9. Selena Leung – 19
T9. Roseline Bohemier – 19

Most Goals (Previous Record – Salman Riyaz 48 in 2014):

1.Salman Riyaz – 51 (New League Record)
2.Gaetan Infantino – 30
3.Brian Sakala – 20
4.Mike Siwicki – 18
T5. Andy Kenyon – 16
T5. Kevin Tuyisenge – 16
7. Ramone Thompson – 15
T8. Adam Conci – 14
T8. Vivek Maharajh – 14
T8. Mulinde M’Hango – 14
T8. Udoka Umeh – 14

Most Assists (Record – Andy Kenyon 20 in 2014):

T1. Brian Sakala – 13
T1. Mike Siwicki – 13
T1. Erik Sjoberg – 13
4. Salman Riyaz 12
5. Andreas Bergen – 11
T6. Gaetan Infantino – 10
T6. Mulinde M’Hango – 10
T6. Selena Leung – 10
T9. Adam Conci – 9
T9. Andy Kenyon – 9
T9. Brendan Hargrave – 9
T9. Cathy Duong – 9
T9. Alyssa Vergata – 9

Top Points Women (Record – Selena Leung 24 in 2016):

T1. Roseline Bohemier – 19
T1. Selena Leung – 19
3. Cathy Duong - 15
4. Alyssa Vergata – 9
5. Samantha Miller – 8

Top Points Rookies (Previous Record excluding season one – Sean Brokop 32 in 2013)

1. Gaetan Infantino – 40 (New League Record)
2. Udoka Umeh – 16
T3. Mitchell Link – 11
T3. Eric Lees - 11
5. Paul Owens – 10

Goals Against Average

1. Salim Tourabaly – 3.00
2. Matthew Dolan – 3.167
3. Andrew Mackay – 3.308
4. Alexandre Anspikian – 3.846
5. Andrew Bergen – 4.750
Honorable mention to Dan Nichols for his 2.667 GAA albeit in only 3 games

Shutouts

T1. Salim Tourabaly – 1
T1. Andrew Mackay - 1

Finals Preview

Jul 21, 2017
 

This week’s fallen tributes:

Hulk-a-maniacs FC (Captains Cathy Duong & Scott Van Hellemond): A perennial powerhouse all season long, this club featured arguably the league’s best combination of balanced attack, strong defending, and consistent goaltending. Unfortunately they suffered as a result of the surprise absence of their cornerstone player Gaetan Infantino due to a family emergency, and despite beating the Aquaholics in both of their prior meetings, they were unable to repeat against their formidable foe in the semifinals, losing 6-2. This void did not stop them from pushing to the end and generating an abundance of quality chances that may very well have kept them in the game had a few bounces gone their way.

The Juice is Loose (Captains Jean Fillion & Brianne Labossiere): Largely considered the strongest team in the league this season, these regular season champions fell short in the playoffs despite featuring the league’s lowest goals against AND highest goals for. They had the misfortune of landing a semifinal matchup against their only real challenge all season as Chairman Lee’s Team had beaten them in both their prior meetings and pushed that to 0-3 in the semis as they continued their patented formula of shutting down Juice’s offensive dynamo, Salman Riyaz, keeping him completely off the score sheet. Orange did make this match more interesting as they came back from down 1-0 with 3 mins left to force overtime, and then tied it 2-2 with only seconds remaining to push it to shootouts. Unfortunately they could not complete the comeback and lost in the first round of extra shooters.

Now on to the BIG SHOW!

This year’s final kicks off at 5:10pm featuring fresh colours as the 3rd seed Aquaholics in the blue corner face-off against the 5th seed Chairman Lee’s Team in the red corner. A lot separated these two squads in the regular season as Blue sported a plus-13 differential compared to Red’s minus-14 differential. These teams only faced off once this season, a lop-sided 5-1 victory for the Aquaholics. The stats seem to favor the Boozers but as has been the case all season, the Red Army can’t be discounted due to their ability to play up to their competition and eliminate key opponents. The Blues will likely turn to their veteran leaders and reigning champions as Alyssa Vergata, Ed Ostanski, and Tracey Miller will look to make it two titles in a row. Tracey, a league sophomore, has yet to miss the league finals and can now officially be deemed a good luck charm as her home-made banners have lifted the spirits and level of play of all her squads. Meanwhile fans of Andrew Lee and Rhys Degrave will be happy to note that one of them is guaranteed to finally win their first title as they participate in their 11th seasons, sitting 5th and 6th respectively in all-time league games played. The rest of the league will be watching intently as the victor is determined so that they can quickly move on to drowning their memories of what could have been. Speaking of which…

The final game will be followed by the annual league windup, a monumental bash that will begin at the Winn City Pub in the Quality Hotel at 635 Pembina Highway. Don’t miss a chance to re-hash good times with teammates and opponents over league-provided dinner. The drinks will be flowing as prizes and awards are announced. The party will continue through the night with ensuing un-official venues to be determined.

It has been a joy reviewing this season’s action for all the readers. Here’s to the next great season in 2018!

XOXO Gossip Guy (to be revealed)

Semi-finals Preview

Jul 14, 2017
 

Before we look ahead to this week’s exciting matchups, we take a moment to remember the fallen teams that are no longer with us in pursuit of a championship title.

Make Angelo Grape Again (Captains Angelo Phills & Melissa Kernaghan) – The first team eliminated this season, this talented squad was unable to reach their potential as an early-season favorite, which sentenced them to a match-up against the league’s top seed. Their 5-2 loss ended a game that was never out of reach but after a season of porous defense and stellar offense, their inability to keep up with Orange’s offense shockingly resulted in their demise.

Argent Slaughter (Captains Chris Gesell & Casey Berthon) – Another underdog in their matchup, this balanced team also never seemed to reach their potential, starting off strong but falling to 7th place. Although they were able to stay very competitive against strong teams including the Green team that ultimately eliminated them, they could not seem to close out wins or capitalize on chances. In control of play for the majority of their 4-1 loss to Green, those lost chances spelled the end for them.

The E-Lemon-Ators (Captains Kirk Vandersteen & Brooke Wilde) – The only top seed eliminated from the playoffs, this team started the season underestimated and forced the rest of the league to show them respect. Creating headlines all season for their consistent play in tight games, they built a reputation for a high-tempo speed game that burned tired opponents late in games for timely wins. Ironically, their final match was a reversal as they gave up a 4-2 lead vs. Team Red, their victims from two weeks prior, and suffered a heartbreaking loss in shootouts, making Selena Leung’s 50th GWLMISL match one to forget.

No Cream, No Sugar (Captains Kyle Kusiak & Stephanie Fraser) – A team built on grit and explosive offense, they also failed to match lofty expectations, dwelling at the bottom of the league standings and, surprisingly, struggling to generate offense. The tables seemed to turn after their co-captain returned from a long-term injury, the offense got rolling, and they jumped up to 6th place. Much like their late game comeback vs. Team Blue, it was too little too late as they barely fell 4-3 to be eliminated.

They may be lost but they will never be forgotten, largely because this new-found two-week rest will have them primed for memorable shenanigans at the annual league windup. Now on to the semifinals!

The first match has the Aquaholics facing off against the Hulk-a-maniacs. This match fit for a league final features arguably the two most well-balanced teams all season, with no holes to poke in either of their lineups. Both these squads squeezed into the semifinals by the scruff of their necks (although the score for the Hulk-a-maniacs suggests otherwise), but facing superior opponents this week, they’ll both have to up the ante. The Green Machine won both prior matchups, 6-3 and 3-1, but playoffs are a different animal. Gang Green does have the edge in rule-enforcement strength as nit-picking know-it-alls Scott Van Hellemond and Gordon Yestrau will be sure to catch any error by the referee or league columnist. That could prove a thorn in the side of Blue’s aggressor Sam Miller, as she tip-toes the line between tackle and foul. Last week however she was the architect of the Boozers’ win as she set up their first two goals en route to a 4-3 victory. All eyes will be on her as she attempts to manufacture another victory and take her squad to the big show.

The 2nd semifinal matchup has the season-long dominating Juice Is Loose facing off against their only kryptonite, Chairman Lee’s Team. The Juice poured in another confident performance to secure their semi-final berth, a match one would expect to be relatively easy. However, Orange’s only two losses that mattered this year (the only other loss being a throw-away after they had already clinched 1st place) have both come against a Red team that seems to know how to get under their skin. Was their 0-2 record this season vs. Lee and friends not enough to cause worry, they may be concerned by the fact that Red seems to have exorcised their demons by securing a dramatic, late come-from-behind elimination win after a stretch of struggles closing out games. The comeback was capped as Stephanie Sanford casually buried her shot in penalties, ensuring her 50th league game would not be her last this year. We fall short of naming Chairman Lee’s team the favorites in this one but as possibly the only team capable of slowing the Orange Assassins down, one has to like their chances of booking a trip to the finals!

Quarterfinals Preview

Jul 11, 2017
 

The playoffs have officially arrived! Wipe the slates clean and start again because the last 13 weeks were nothing but a warm-up. The heat is dialing up both outside and inside the Canlan complex thanks to a lack of A/C at field level and a wide-spread hunger for victory as all games from here onwards are sudden-death. Lose and you go home. Win and you also go home… but as a winner.

The first death match pits regular-season basement dwellers Make Angelo Grape Again against common betting favorites The Juice is Loose. The Purps may have finished last but with one loss in their last 3 games and the highest scoring offense in the league over the final four weeks, they are entering the playoffs at just the right time. The Juicers dropped two of their final four matches, but may show up as a different beast now that they finally have a reason to win again. Their co-captain Jean Fillion will likely be restricted to coaching duties for the balance of the playoffs, but with blue-line successor Mark Pomehichuk having already equalled his predecessor’s goal total in only 1 game, the orange appear ready to roll on. They hold the advantage in regular season play, having beaten the Grapes 6-4 and 6-3 in Weeks 2 and 9, but the scorelines are deceptive. These games remained close until late. Given Angelo’s team’s late season upswing, highly diversified offense, and new-found strong attendance, this game looks to be anything but lop-sided.

Match #2 has Argent Slaughter visiting Hulk-a-maniacs FC in round three of the 1980s WWF duel. Despite pitting 2nd place vs. 7th, this is yet another game with no favorite as the combined score in these teams’ prior two encounters was 11-10. Sargent Chris Gesell and his troops allowed the Hulksters to pound their way back into the first match to earn a highly controversial tie, while failing to return the favor in Week 12 as the Green Machine clung to their 5-1 lead for a 7-6 victory. Great Scott’s gang has won their last two games while the Nickelbacks have dropped their last two, but this rivalry is sure to produce sparks and excitement as they determine who gets the last laugh.

The meat in the standings sandwich, 4th and 5th place do battle in game #3 with the E-lemon-ators vs. Chairman Lees’ team. Tied with team Purple for most goals over the past 4 weeks while riding a league-best active 4-game win-streak, the Yellow-bellies have been led by offensive catalyst Brian Sakala and his league-leading 16 points over that span. The E-lemon-ators have quietly become the team nobody wants to face, having secured every win in their current streak from key last-minute goals. The Chairman’s team is riding a different trajectory, on a league-leading 3-game losing skid as they have dropped all their games since their 2nd victory over table-topping Team Orange. Struggling from significant absences and a perceived lack of motivation, the Red Devils have shown the ability to play up to the moment, performing best against top teams. With their season on the line, they have yet to encounter a better reason to play to their potential, setting up for a true barn-burner. Having split their season series 1-1, this game stands to be unpredictable as any, and certainly won’t be over until the buzzer sounds.

Finally, we have a bruising elimination matchup between No Cream No Sugar and the Aquaholics. The 6th seed Joes jumped out of the bottom seed by closing out the season with a win but might still be perceived as underdogs to the casual onlooker. However, with only 1 loss since the beginning of June they have in-fact been stronger of late than the 3rd seed Boozers. The Blue Bombers obliterated the Coffee Queens 5-0 in week 1 as the latter struggled out of the gate, but the gap closed as Blue’s Week 8 victory was a close-fought 3-2 affair. Nevertheless, even that match took place before Black’s momentum swing as it marked Captain Kyle Kusiak’s return from injury which would eventually lead to his run of 8 goals in 4 games to close the season, more than his entire team scored in its first 4 games. As the Bland Beverages continue to charge full steam ahead, the formidable Aquaholics must find a way to re-gain their mid-season effort level in time to survive one more week.

Week 13 Preview

Jul 4, 2017
 

The final week of the regular season is upon us! While much of the rankings have been decided, this week remains the final chance for teams to tune up and enter the playoffs with momentum, while hoping to avoid injuries. Week 12 was an ugly week on the latter front with one of the league’s scarier incidents in recent history as Matthew Lehotsky’s suffered a broken fibula, while Jean Fillion suffered a torn ligament in his ankle. On the bright side they are both healing up and looking forward to tearing up the pitch again in the near future.

Week 13 kicks off as the E-Lemon-ators do battle with Argent Slaughter. One of the few games this week with true playoff implications, the victor in this matchup will also decide who finishes highest in the standings between the two teams and could land home-field advantage in the quarterfinals (pending results of the Chairman’s game), while a tie would be enough to keep the Yellow Submarine above the Nickelbacks. This is sure to be a tight match decided late as Argent followed their back-to-back ties with a 7-6 loss to Green, coming back from 5-1, while team Lemon made Chairman’s Lee’s team the latest in a list of late-strike victims as Andy Chan knocked back a winning goal with 6 secs left, putting away Brian “The Scorcerer” Sakala’s magnificent semi-bicycle feed. The Scorcerer proved this week that he can do it without key linemate Selena Leung, scoring a hat-trick in her absence (which included his 100th league point). The Silver Surfers meanwhile enjoyed an infusion of oft-absent alternate scoring as Mitchell Link and Lukas Bohun’s 4 and 3 point nights reminded the league that they can’t be taken lightly. This matchup will also be a chance for redemption as Selena Leung will look to level the score in her quest to keep up with Vivek Maharajh, who won their head-to-head matchup handily in Week 7 with a brace to help lead his team to a 4-2 victory.

The second match is a high-flying star-studded affair as the two top-ranked teams and two top scorers face each-other one more time. The Juice is Loose has already clinched the league title, and Salman Riyaz has clinched the scoring title (barring a 20-pt outburst by Gaetan Infantino in this match). The Hulk-a-maniacs have cemented their second place position, but would love to prove that their 4-2 loss to Orange earlier in the season was a one-off incident. In addition, with both these teams having won their games by slim 1-goal margins last week they will both be hungry to give their rosters one last shot of confidence by showing themselves that they can beat their toughest competitor. With the loss of captain Jean (Non-Handsome) Fillion for at least a few weeks, team Orange will be depending on co-captain Brianne “Frank” Labossiere’s on-field leadership and guidance to carry the team onwards.

The 7:10 slot features a tilt between Chairman Lee’s Team and No Cream, No Sugar, as the latter look to secure any points they can to avoid finishing the season in the basement. One can argue that last place may not be so bad as the poorest regular season team of 2016 went on to play in the finals, and their Orange jerseys are atop the league standings nearly one year later. Goalkeeper Alex Anspikian decided to take his team’s scoring woes into his own hands last week, setting up 2 of his teams 3 goals as they tied a newly hot Purple team in an unfortunately injury-shortened matchup. On the red side, Captain Stephanie Sanford, playing in her 50th league game, will be reminding her team not to quit too early like they have for two consecutive weeks by giving up goals for late losses, given a win this week keeps their hopes of home field advantage alive.

For the final match of the night, the Aquaholics play host to Make Angelo Grape Again, looking to make their lives a less great come playoff time. The Blues have locked up 3rd place and can’t move up or down, while the Purple Cobras are clinging to 7th place by a tie-break and will need to out-perform their Black-jersey’d rivals in order to avoid being the last seed going into playoffs. This means they will likely be leaning on their co-leading scorer, Roseline Bohemier, who in Week 11 struck her 50th league point making her the fastest female in history to reach that mark. They are facing a team of booze-hounds who have not won a match since the first week of June, but that may only be to their detriment as Blues captain and drill-sargent Alyssa Vergata will surely demand that her team recover their confidence by finding their winnings ways again before the season is over.

Attendance was strong as the league took to the mic for the annual karaoke night, featuring a seemingly never-ending list of memorable performers including Chris “Skee-Lo” Gesell, Shania and Billy Fraser, and a star-studded collaboration of Lady Killers performing Mr. Brightside. This week the league will return to its somewhat more tame ways as summer weather makes a comeback and the sun shines brightly on the Boston Pizza patio.

Injury Update

Jun 29, 2017
 

Just an FYI:

Matt is back home, casted up with a spiral fracture to his fibula.

Week 12 Preview

Jun 26, 2017
 

Pre-Canada Day week is here and with only two weeks to go until elimination rounds, this is the time of season that turns Boyz II Men. The day starts with the Aquaholics’ visit to O-Town to do battle with The Juice Is Loose. These offensive juggernauts will be searching for their lost souls as the Boozers have only 3 goals over the past 2 weeks while the Smashing Pumpkins have been held to 4 goals in each of their past two matches, poor numbers by both their standards. The Bluestreet Boys stole a point last week as a goal in the last 30secs by Mike “Atomic Kitten” Siwicki handed them a draw vs Team Grey. Aqua has second place well in their sightlines and can improve their position with a win this week, but will have their hands full with an entire energized Orange team that is now clear to drink the Juice from dawn till dusk.

No Cream, No Sugar faces a team on a rebound as they host Make Angelo Grape again. The Grapes took a break from giving up late goals to instead rebound from a deficit against a typically tight Chairman defense, coming back from 8-5 to win a high-flying 9-8 goal-fest. Purple has now seen the mesh ripple 32 times in their past two weeks; an obscene number that is sure to give team Black’s starved offense caffeine jitters of excitement, but will result in a few sleepless nights for Joe netminder Alex “Is On Fire” Anspikian. Team Black will have to use their Smash Mouth brand of soccer to try and contain Angelo’s big 5ive of Kevin “Richardson”, Andreas “Bocelli”, “Raven” Ramone, “Guns ‘n” Roseline, and Said “to Side”, all averaging over a point per game. As the only team in the league to have 5 players pacing that mark, there is reason to believe the season-long basement dwellers’ highly NSYNC offense could prove decisive in knockouts. Their defense has left much to be desired, such as attendance, but with new fathers G “Unit” Devarashetty and Mike “Jones” Berkis back in the lineup and a match against a Coffee team that was limited to one goal last week, this week could offer the TLC that Purple needs before a playoff run.

Argent Slaughter squares off against the Hulk-a-maniacs in game #3, a match that ended in a Green’s first non-win as these teams played to a B4-4 stale-mate. Coming off consecutive draws, Team Grey will like their odds of doing it again vs. Green Day, though they will surely be hoping for more as they find themselves in the middle of a 3-team race for 4th place. The Hulksters meanwhile will be looking for a bounce-back after a 3-1 lead was taken from them by team Yellow last week and replaced with a shocking 7-5 loss. They will benefit from a re-injection of speed with the return of Captain Scott “Weiland” Van Hellemond, but ArS Club will counter with the return of oft-injured striker and part-time keeper Mitchell Link “In Park”. The extra motivation may be on Vert-ical Horizon’s side as Harun Kibirige will be joining the 50 games club, hoping to do so on a high note vs. a Grey team whose 3-game unbeaten streak is quietly the longest active run in the league.

The final dual of the night pits Chairman Lee’s Team against the E-Lemon-Ators. High off yet another comeback victory, the Lemonade crew now has most of the league shouting like Beyonce, looking for answers. They will hope to keep their speedy brand of play rollin’-rollin’-rollin’ against the slowing Red Hot Chili Peppers who have allowed 6.5 goals/game over the past month, too much for a team that has only scored sum 41 goals this season. Adam “Levine” Conci enjoyed a renaissance Maroon 5-pt night last week and New Kid on the Block Udoka “U2” Umeh added 3 pts as well, but “Coldplay’s first hit” has found a new goal-scorer in the form of Tobias Unruh. Ultimately, with 1 point separating these two teams battling for home-field advantage in the playoffs, we’re sure to see a heated bout where both the field and our Hearts will be a Battlefield.

Top it all off with drinks and dinner at BP followed by the hidden vocal talents of Great-West Life’s finest amateur recording artists at the Limelight Karaoke Bar!

Week 11 Preview

Jun 20, 2017
 

We kick off week 11 as Chairman Lee's Team visits Make Angelo Grape Again. The Chairman's team proved again to be the only ones capable of beating the Juice is Loose last week as they came back from down 4-1 to score 5 unanswered goals, thanks largely in part to Brendan Hargave's career 5pt nights and Dan Nichols' repeat goaltending heroics, extending his unbeaten season between the pipes. The Purple Nurples on the other hand suffered their second straight heart breaker; keeping a game tied until a late slip up costs them the game. They can feel good about tallying 7 goals, propped by another Ramone Thompson hat-trick and a 5pt night for Rose Bohemier, but they need to find a way to slow the opposition down. Could Captain Angelo Phills' birthday be the inspiration they need to buckle down for the full 50 minutes?

Match #2 has Argent Slaughter visiting the dive bar as the Aquaholics host what looks to be another tight match. This bout was close on paper in Week #3 as the blue boozers took the game with a 5-4 score, but coming off a one-goal effort, their lowest of the season, the Aquaholics don't appear to be in their early season form. Meanwhile, the Slaughter squad is undefeated in their past 2 games, having apparently been awoken by their rattling second loss to team Purple. As extra incentive, the Grey Lords will be aware that with 3 games remaining in the season, a single point this week for the Blue Devils will officially put them out of reach in the league standings.

No Cream, No Sugar will be squaring off against the Juice is Loose in the 7:10 slot this week, motivated as ever to prove their mettle. The Black Eyed Team will hope they can maintain their grit with more discipline as they have now taken a penalty and gone over their foul limit in both of their last 2 games. On the bright side, their 4 goal-per-game avg. over those matches is well above their 2.6 avg. for the season, reflecting an uptick in what was formerly their weakest area, driven in part by rookie Eric Kinley's inaugural appearance on the stat sheet. They are also aided by facing a Juicer gang that appears to be slowing down. Some have pointed to hunger, or the fact that OJ haven't had to push since week #4, but they played it close in Week #9, and suffered their 2nd loss of the season last week. Will the celebration of Shelby Herman's 50th career game help the team gel again, or will Diana Rocha and the Caffeine crew shout them off the top of the standings?

Our final matchup has the Hulk-a-maniacs facing off against the E-lemon-ators in a hyphen-loaded aff-air. When these teams last met, the Hulk-a-maniacs were the league's #1 team while the E-lemon-ators were 2nd to last. Despite the discrepancy, this game remained tied until the last few minutes where Green Machine took a late lead to win 4-3. Fast foward to week #11 and these teams are each one position closer to each other, while the Lit Lemons have learned from their mistakes and overcome late ties to win games in 2 of the past 4 weeks. Gang Green defense has become particularly stingy of late, allowing only one goal to team Blue's lethal offense, but with Yellow stars Brian Sakala and Kirk Vandersteen coming off 5 and 3 point weeks respectively, these teams look set to keep it close yet again.

The After-Hours Committee is thrilled to announce that Boston Pizza was successfully revived at approximately 9:15pm on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. It is now in stable condition, although it will need to be monitored and tended to over the coming weeks. They'd like to express their gratitude to all the players who made it possible, and shake a Dikembe Motombo-esque finger at all those who did not show up. For those whose other commitments made it impossible to join in last week, fear not. You can easily redeem yourself by attending the aforementioned pre-Canada Day BP and Karaoke night on June 28th. The league does not condone an inebriated state in the workplace and therefore will offer the friendly suggestion of taking the following morning off? Or not. You don't have to take our advice, it's your funeral...

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Jun 16, 2017
 

We’re talking ‘bout playoffs?!?!?
As mentioned at the beginning of the year, the playoff structure for the league has changed from prior years to single elimination bracket play.
The schedule will be as follows:

Jul 12 5:10 1v8
Jul 12 6:10 2v7
Jul 12 7:10 4v5
Jul 12 8:10 3v6

Jul 19 5:10 W2v7 v W3v6
Jul 19 6:10 W1v8 v W4v5

Jul 26 5:10 Championship

In the event of a regular season ranking tie, usual regular season tiebreak rules will apply.

June 28th event - LIMELIGHT

Jun 16, 2017
 

The regular season will almost be done and the beauty of summer will be upon us. This is not a soccer league organized portion to the season, but Canada Day-ish night it is the perfect time to brag about regular season stats and plot playoff strategies for the following weeks. Unlike the past two years we were not blessed for a Canada Day that lined up nicely around a soccer night but this will not stop us from organizing an outing to Boston Pizza, and continuing on to Limelight like history dictates. Talent is not required to participate in the karaoke aspect of Limelight, but for those brave enough to take the stage a welcome audience is always a great sight to see. Hope to see many of you out on June 28th! Any questions please talk to your captains.

Week 10 Preview

Jun 9, 2017
 

With playoffs now less than a month away, teams can no longer use the excuse that they’re finding their grooves. Truth-week kicks off with an intriguing matchup as The Juice is Loose faces their kryptonite in Chairman Lee’s Team. The Chairman’s team did not fare well last week as his under-manned roster faced off against their own achilles heal, giving up their second game to Argent Slaughter. They’ll look to bounce back in a big way as the only team that has found a solution to corking up the Juice’s one-man wrecking crew. The OJs appeared stymied last week, held to a tie with 10 minutes remaining in their match vs the Grapes, but the floodgates opened yet again as Shelby Herman played the architect, masterfully setting up 3 of the Orange’s final 4 goals. Fans will be watching intently to find out if the red army can adapt their game plan to also cover this new-found threat.

Game #2 features two teams coming off strong prior week showings, with Argent Slaughter hosting No Cream, No Sugar. Slumping Team Black was looking for a stronger performance from their stars and got it last week as they bullied a juggernaut Team Hulk to a tie game, thanks to an overdue breakout performance from Sean “Ro-” Brokop, and a display of team grit and sandpaper that may lose friends, but more importantly wins championships. They will need stronger attention from captains Fraser and Kusiak who mis-managed their way to a bench-minor for too many men, necessitating a late 5-on-3 penalty kill in order to hold on to their tie. The Silver Surfers meanwhile rebounded from a painful loss to take their 3rd win of the season last week courtesy of Vivek Maharajh’s 4 goal effort and season first points from Justin Scott and Bridget O’Leary, proving she can indeed talk the talk and walk the walk. However, Argent will need all hands on deck as they look to contain a Coffee squad that had their strongest offensive showing of the season when these teams last met.

The 7:10 match features two teams mired in struggle as the E-Lemon-ators do battle with Make Angelo Grape Again. The Grape ones will expect to fair better than in the first version of this meeting, where the Sour Squad dropped the hammer to the tune of 9-4, more than double their next best offensive output of the season. Both teams faced powerful offenses last week and held them largely at bay until a deluge of late goals turned the scores lopsided as the Angelo Experience went down 6-3 while Brooke’s Bullies faltered 8-4. The Don Cherry crew can take consolation in the effectiveness of their new formation and strategy over the first 40 minutes of their match last week, while the Lemon Drops are welcoming new-found talisman Troy Woods with open arms, as he’s become a goal-per-game scorer over the past 3 weeks. Both these teams are well aware that they are running out of time to prove that they’re for real and would relish the chance to do so this week.

The primetime slot will certainly not disappoint as arguably the two most evenly-matched teams do battle with the victor claiming 2nd rank in the league as their own. Very little separates the Hulk-a-maniacs and Aquaholics, as they both offer a dizzying array of offensive weapons, while their goaltenders Matthew Dolan and Andrew Mackay are tied for second with identical GAAs of 3.111. The Smashers have 1 point over The Boozers in the standings, and each team’s two main scorers are separated by the very same amount. Gang Green may have taken the first match 6-3, but they are coming off a tough tie that may have left some bruises, while the Blue brigade has the momentum of a dominating performance last week and the intangible locker room presence of Rhys Degrave, who happens to be a real stand-up guy. He’s got moxie.

The final match-up of the night will be the most interesting of all, as all GWLMISL participants battle to decide the social fate of the league. Concerned about Boston Pizza’s Q2 earnings and the fate of their Boston Bucks, defacto league after-hours committee board members Chris Gessell, Marcia Gallos, Thomas Lai, and “Handsome” Jean Arakaza will be looking to revive the league’s out-going, sociable nature. Their natural first step will be to coax former board chairman Mike Siwicki out of his strict, lean diet and responsibilities as father of felines, and back to his seat on the board, as they believe the fall of this domino should cause the ripple-effect the league so sorely needs. Any league member who wishes to contribute to this cause can make donations payable to Boston Pizza St. James. Domestically brewed 18oz. beverages can be provided for all minimum donations of $5.99. For information on how you can get involved, please contact your league convenors, or simply shout at the top of your lungs on a Wednesday evening “I’m headed to BP”, and proceed to do so.

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Week 9 preview

Jun 5, 2017
 

Hulk-a-maniacs will be squaring off against No Cream, No Sugar to start the evening. The Hulk-a-maniacs are fresh off back-to-back 8 goal outings and had their balanced attack on display yet again last week as 7 players hit the stat sheet. No Cream, No Sugar meanwhile is still looking to get their offense going as the league’s last-placed offense has only scored more than 3 goals once. They will hope that the return of captain Kyle Kusiak from long-term injured reserve (albeit only temporarily), can not only off-set the loss of Adam Alkins, but also be the spark they so sorely need. The offensive struggle memo was not passed on to journeyman Jim Jennings however, as he continues to light the lamp and celebrated his 100th GWLMISL point with the Joe’s only 2 goals last week.

Tension will be at a high in game #2 as The E-Lemon-ators face the Aquaholics with both teams looking to wrap up unfinished business. Their week #2 matchup ended in the season’s first tie, meaning the Aquaholics will need this leg to successfully spike the lemonade bowl. Team Lemon is coming off a disappointing second loss to their citrus rivals but after ruffling the feathers of the high-flying Orange offense last week, team muscle David Senesky will focus on his next task of ruffling the meticulously coiffed ‘do of the Boozers’ defacto bench candy, Eric Lees. The Blues will do their best to brush that off, uplifted as they celebrate Janelle Fraser successfully notching the league’s first Fraser family goal.

The 3rd matchup of the season pits Karen Morris’ slumping Argent Slaughter against one of their few victims thus far, Chairman Lee’s Team. Keith Morris’ Red Devils fell victim to a short Argent Slaughter bench in the first leg of the Morris derby, largely felled by their own lack of drive and the jet-lagged legs of team leader Adam Conci. With a 4-2 record since, the Liberation Army have the look of a new team, but returning superstars and healing injuries stand to put the Silver Foxes in good standing as well. Argent will have to cope with a new challenge as keeper Aaron Yanofsky was absent in the first bout, but will counter the addition with newfound scoring threats in Jonny Moir and Daniel Desrosiers.

The final match of the night pits 1st placed The Juice is Loose against former last placed Make Angelo Grape Again. The Purple Drank are coming off their first win since week 1 after last week’s 10 goal explosion, featuring hat-tricks from Ramone Thompson and Roseline Bohemier. On-lookers question whether they are capable of beating a team not named Argent-Slaughter but with their momentum on high, there’s no better stage than primetime vs the league’s top team to prove that they’ve ironed out the kinks. They’ll need to be as focused as ever now that Orange have spread out their attacking duties from top to bottom, all the way to goal keeper Salim Tourabaly who enjoyed a 3-point night last week. In light of this stand-out performance, Captains Jean and Brianne have demanded that the remainder of the roster begin fasting as well to prevent their diets from weighing them down.

Week 8 Preview

May 29, 2017
 

Rematches begin this week, the first of which is a showdown between Make Angelo Grape Again and Argent Slaughter. It was a close-knit affair in Week 1 as The Grapes got the best of the Nickelbacks with a 5-4 score. That however, was the first and only win for Angelo’s squad this season. They will look to mix things up and focus the rest of the season on the hopefully easier task of making fellow captain Melissa Kernaghan Grape Again instead. Their hopes of doubling up on the Chad Kroeger Krew will be bolstered by news that Andy Kenyon and Vivek Maharajh will not be taking part in the match, as the two connected for 3 of their team’s 4 goals in the week 1 duel. Captain Casey has asked them to clear the bench in the wake of rookie Alexandra Gravenor’s offensive awakening last week.

Game #2 pits the Hulk-a-manics against Chairman Lee’s Team in what looks to be a highly unpredictable matchup. While the Chairman’s 4-game win-streak finally came to an end last week in abrupt fashion with a 5-1 loss to the Booze-hounds, their impressive string of May matches succeeded in stating loud and clear that they are to be respected. They will be intent for revenge with Week 1’s Cathy Duong hat-trick and the 6-2 final score looming large in back of their minds. The Hulk-a-maniacs however, coming off 4-pt nights for Sammy Mulimbwa and Scott Van “Raisin’-Hell” Emond, are not so concerned about how they will inflict damage, but who will choose to take center stage in their seemingly endless rotation of offensive cameos.

The 7:10 match will see the high-flying Juice is Loose take on The E-lemon-ators, both coming off wins last week. Juice succeeded in answering critics who questioned their secondary scoring woes last week as Erik “The Big Sjo” Berg rumbled his was to a pair of goals, along with single goal efforts from “Handsome” Jean Arakaza and Broseph Qian. Critics continue to question whether they will have the mental fortitude to handle tight match-ups, an issue the E-lemon-ators easily brushed off last week in a toe-to-toe duel that ended in victory as marksman Troy Woods hammered in his first GWLMISL goal with 4 seconds remaining from half-field, perfectly executed as drawn-up. Captain Brooke Wilde will look to leverage that adrenaline, and the fact that for the first time this season Salman Riyaz will be hungry for more than just goals, as she rallies the troops to answer back for their 5-2 week 1 loss.

The primetime matchup will feature a clash between the high-flying Aquaholics and heart-broken No Cream, No Sugar. While week 1 was a statement match for the Boozers, it also marked the beginning of star-scorer Mulinde M’Hango’s scoring woes, which ended in a big way last week with a hat-trick in their 5-1 victory. No Cream, No Sugar meanwhile will be trying to get their heads back in the game after their jarring last-second loss last week. Aqua goalkeeper Andrew Mackay will look to continue the mind games as the Bitter Beverages have yet to beat him this season. His success will depend largely on his defense’s ability to contain the undeniable chemistry between Jim Jennings and Mark Tomiak, who combined gracefully on all 3 Black goals last week. This will be easier said than done as the league’s physician report from last week’s randomized drug-testing stated that their heart-beats were clocked in perfect synchronization.

Week 7 Preview

May 24, 2017
 

Week 7 marks the half-way point of the regular season as teams feel out their last unfamiliar foes before rematches begin in Week 8. We kick things off in the matinee slot with the Battle of the Beards, as the Juice is Loose visits Argent Slaughter. Juice will be sporting the title of the league’s #1 team for the first time this season. The Greys will be hoping that Bridget O’Leary’s patented mind-games pull through for the second week in a row as she looks to shatter the psyche of Salman Riyaz, who will be celebrating his centennial GWLMISL game while coming off 10 goals in the past 2 games. Understanding the reality of this threat, captain Brianne Labossiere will have to rally the troops and convince ANYONE else on her roster to score for the first time since Week 4.

In Match #2, Chairman Lee and their league-best win-streak host the Aquaholics in a clash of confidence. Dab-Master Hargrave will have his head held high after inspiring his club with a late game-winner last week, while Swaggy Siwicki won’t be intimidated coming off a career best 5-point night. Future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Denise Harding will continue to roll back the years as she plays in her 100th GWLMISL match this week as well. The Aquaholics have stated they’re no longer sure where Rhys Degrave will be fitting into the line-up as he seems to have lost his field-goal accuracy, having struck the ball uncharacteristically low not once, but twice last week.

Make Angelo Grape Again will be hosting the Hulk-a-maniacs with both teams hoping to rebound from losing weeks. Captain Scott Van Hellemond will be confident coming in, knowing his team’s first loss of the season was largely a result of his absence and the infectious ripple-effect it had on his squad. Others may be quick to point out that Green need not worry about absences given they seem to call up more players whenever they wish. The Purple Nurples meanwhile, have suffered from real attendance struggles but are looking forward to getting more bodies on the bench over the coming weeks as they bid to turn a disappointing early season around. Could this week be the turning point?

A storm is brewing as everyone’s favorite (non-alcoholic) summer drink mixes it up with a winter morning staple in this week’s primetime match as both teams look to avoid the basement of the standings. The E-Lemon-ators expect a solid bounce-back effort as their decimated roster from last week looks forward to the return of numerous players. No Cream, No Sugar will hope to bounce back from a heart-breaking late loss, and who better to turn to than Satnam Gill, who re-ignited his lost offense in a big way last week with his first 3 points of the season?

Week 6 preview

May 15, 2017
 

The week kicks off with the clash of Captain Stephanies. Fraser in the Black corner, playing in her 100th GWLMISL match, will look to serve young gun Sanford in the Red corner her marching orders, as this week will decide who reigns supreme, and who will hang up the boots and call it a wrap (until next week). Chairman Lee’s team, early season basement dwellers, are now the hottest team in the league, having rattled off 3 straight wins. Don’t expect No Cream, No Sugar, winners of 2 of their last three to be pushovers by any stretch. Now that veteran journeyman Marcia Gallos has this season’s scoring monkey off her back she’s primed to ripple the mesh.

Match #2 has the Aquaholic hosting Make Angelo Grape again. The return of the Welches #1 goaltender Gurmukh Roopra is expected to closely resemble Simba’s return to Pride Rock as he hopes his calm will help return Angelo’s squad to the winning ways they’ve not seen since Week #1. The Aquaholics will of course be hoping for the exact opposite after being torched to the tune of 6 goals last week. With another wily vet coming off a turn-around individual game, the Blues will hope that Ed Ostanski’s vision and deft touch can continue to buffer them as their younger stars’ statistic struggles drag on.

Our 7:10pm slot features a highly sought-after matchup as the league’s #1 offense, The Juice is Loose, challenges the league’s #1 team, the Hulk-a-maniacs. This one is touted by many league-wide as GWL’s very own version of Gordie Howe passing the mantle on to Wayne Gretzky, as a league great comes up against the next big thing. However, many will be quick to point out that Thomas Lai still has many prime years ahead of him, while Faye-Rae Brooks would prefer to avoid comparisons and just be her own player. Either way, we can expect to see sparks fly as a win by Juice would push the Maniacs out of first place in the standings for the first time this season.

The primetime slot features yet another intriguing backstory as Argent Slaughter hosts The E-lemon-ators. Love will take a backseat to competition in this one as Troy Woods and Dan Desrosiers find themselves on opposite sides of the game sheet. Vivek Maharajh has asked that we wish his girlfriend, Selena Leung, the best of luck in this friendly match as it’s widely understood she’ll need it. With only one win and one tie for each of these clubs thus far and 2 points up for grabs on the night, there’s no shortage of incentive in this headliner.

Week 5 preview

May 10, 2017
 

We kick off month #2 of the 2017 GWLMISL season with two formerly underestimated squads that surely must be taken seriously. Chairman Lee’s Team is riding a two-game win streak while The E-Lemon-ators are coming off a Week #3 win and a hotly-contested last-minute heartbreaker in Week #4 vs. powerhouse Hulk-a-maniacs. Will the team of the motherland manufacture the season’s second-longest win-streak thus far? Will Captain Kirk and his enterprise force the Chairman to take a seat? Get to the Canlan facility early to witness this one live!

In the 6:10pm slot, Argent Slaughter faces off against the Hulk-a-maniacs in an all-out wrestling match. Hulk-a-maniacs will look to remain GWLMISL’s only undefeated team by launching their vaunted 3-pronged attack of Harun, Cathy, and Gaetan. Some may say that Argent’s play the last two weeks Reeks, but they will be entering the contest full of confidence as they celebrate the return of their missing Link, rookie scoring sensation Mitchell, which will see them field their first full team of the season.

Game #3 features two star-studded, slumping teams do battle as Make Angelo Grape Again and No Cream, No Sugar enter the game with only one win each after the first four weeks. The Grapes will be thrilled to welcome back star midfielder Kevin Tuyisenge after last week’s absence, but Sean Brokop’s equalling return to the Joe’s lineup could largely mitigate that effect. Can Team Purple snatch their first victory since week #1 and end their goaltending carousel, or will No Cream No Sugar dry out those raisins?

This week’s prime time game pits The Juice is Loose against the Aquaholics. The Aquaholics enter the game on a high knowing Juice’s top scorer, Salman Riyaz, will likely be playing the game injured after inevitably developing carpal tunnel over a game-day scouting report that has to cover a long list of Aquaholics offensive threats. Star scorer Mulinde M’Hango is mired in a 3-game scoring slump, the longest stretch of his illustrious career thus far. A breakout from this funk could put his team over the top. Meanwhile numerous Aqua players will be hoping that Mark Beyer’s bachelor party weekend provided them more team-bonding than long-term hangover. Juice can take comfort in the fact that their pair of Jeans knows denim works best in Blue. With a Vegas over/under of 12.5, this is one shootout you don’t want to miss… unless you’re rehydrating in your change room. That’s a reasonable trade-off.

Week 4 Recap

May 5, 2017
 

The week kicked off as Brian “Boom-Sakalaka” and his squad hosted the only undefeated team remaining, determined to make them suck a lemon. A valiant team effort and another pair of points from team bulldog Selena “Lil’ Engine” Leung kept the game at a deadlock with minutes to go, but a late goal courtesy of upstart rookie Gaetan “I ain’t no Infant”-Ino, his 3rd of the night, kept the Hulk-a-maniacs in smash mode for yet another week. Rookie Christopher Hurlbert celebrated his first of what is sure to be many professional goals.

The following match featured two teams headed in different directions. Captain Filly Frenetic and his band of juicers entered this game looking to avenge their first loss of the season. Stephanie Fraser’s team of bruisers looked to resume the pounding they served in week 3, where they snatched their first win while sextupling their season’s goal totals. Deflated by the absence of fellow captain Kyle Kusiak and a pair of key players, they were served a dark roast by Salman’s 7-point hat-trick night, which featured a beautifully manufactured set-up by team play-maker Derrick Malis. Rumour has it No Cream, No Sugar’s star goaltender Alex Anspikian demanded a trade to the Colorado Avalanche as his captains refused to pull him after the score got out of hand. He later retracted the demand, persuaded by a refreshing glass of cold milk. Doesn’t get any better than that.

Our third match featured the Aquaholics, looking to rekindle their winning ways after a loss in week 3 as they faced off against soccer statistician Chris Gesell and friends. The Argents looked to avenge their own Slaughter from the prior week and kept it close, but could not pull through. While rookie Lukas Bohun silenced critics with both his first career goal and ensuing celebration, and on-field leader Andy Kenyon potted his second straight 2-goal week, it was not enough to contain the high-flying offense of “The Water Drinkers”, led by another 3 points from ring-leader Mike Siwicki and a pair of points from rookie Marcus Daterra. This match served as a major silencer in the Siwicki vs. Vivek points bet as the head-to-head matchup significantly tilted in one direction. Can a long weekend of golfing and drinking slow the cat-whisperer down? Only time will tell.

The prime-time slot featured a tale of two fates as Angelo’s early season favorites looked to pick up the lost pieces over the past few weeks, coming up against a red-hot squad of veterans who have not lost a step. It would be a tall task as Purple’s bench was significantly shortened by absences and the crippling news that Kevin Tuyisenge suffered a freak dancing accident in a prior game. Partners in crime Brendan Hargrave and Adam Conci seized the opportunity by each setting up 2 tallys while rookie Udoka Umeh gracefully sliced his way to his 3rd goal of the season. This was enough to stave off the pair of points each put up by Andreas Bergen and Rose Bohemier as their team is now scrambling to figure out how to make themselves Grape again.
Week 5 features a whole set of exciting matchups. Stay tuned as next week marks the grand return of weekly PREVIEWS!

Week 4 - week 3 recap

May 2, 2017
 

Worried they unleashed their secret weapon too early Hulk-a-maniacs captain Cathy Duong has been letting the rest her team score so that she can save all her goals for the playoffs. In the vacuum of skill, Harun Kibirge decided to put his team on his back and lead the charge with a hat trick to take him over the 50+ goal threshold.


The E-lemon-aters getting their first win with a trouncing of Make Angelo Grape Again. Also with an award Selena Leung passed the 50+ point with a hat trick of her own. Not to be outdone by his own teammate Brian Sakala also scraped together a hat trick to add to his 50+ goal award.


Another team finding their first win, No Cream, No Sugar defeated Argent Slaughter. No Cream, No Sugar found their mojo and managed to defeat last year’s winning captains Casey and Chris, despite strategic heckling by Argent’s own Bridget O’Leary.


And with the showcase game on the line, Chairman Lee’s Team held The Juice is Loose off with an amazing game of solid defense. Substitute keeper Dan Nichols rose to the occasion and made several spectacular saves to keep current league leading scorer Salman Riyaz to his fewest goals in a game this season!


This week’s matchups are as follows:
5:10: Hulk-a-maniacs FC vs. The E-lemon-aters
6:10: No Cream, No Sugar vs. The Juice is Loose
7:10: Argent Slaughter vs. The Aquaholics
8:10: Chairman Lee’s Team vs. Make Angelo Grape Again

Week 2

Apr 18, 2017
 

Awards:
Jorden Brooks and Steve Moore played in their 100th GWLMISL games last week.
Andreas Bergen, Mark Tomiak and Brendan Hargrave passed the 50 point mark between the last game and playoffs of last year.

Games:

The first game of the night sees both The Juice is Loose and Make Angelo Grape Again coming off wins last week. If you want to see Sal score more than two goals in one game, stick around and watch him play at 10:10pm, along with several other GWLMISL players for their final game of the winter season.

Argent Slaughter and Chairman Lee's Team of the People are eager to mark their first win of the season. Chairman Lee's Team is relieved they aren’t playing against powerhouse forward Cathy Duong again this week. Argent Slaughter strategist Chris Gesell has been reviewing tape and optimizing his teams formation in hopes of finding perfection. Let’s see if all that number crunching pays off.

Aquaholics rookie goalie Andrew MacKay is looking for another shutout to start a commanding season between the poles. Let’s see if The E-lemon-aters can squeeze out a couple goals and convert the Aquaholics to a tastier drink.

Scoring leader, Cathy is projected to put up a total of 48 goals in the season if she leads Hulk-a-manicas FC to the championship game! This would tie the all-time record for scoring in a season! Players will be scrambling to keep up with her dominant playing style and relentless scoring pace. Except Mike Siwicki who also had a hat trick last week... but who’s paying attention to him anyway.

Week 1

Apr 12, 2017
 

Anticipation continues to build for the first night of games. Teams are ready and roaring to get on the pitch!

In the league opener we have No Cream, No Sugar (Black) looking to defeat the Aquaholics (Blue). Double trouble Anspikians are looking to take their first win together, while Aquaholics are already looking forward to the post game party!

In Game 2, The E-lemon-ators (Yellow) take on The Juice is Loose (Orange) for a citrus induced match. Will new captains Jean and Brianne sweeten the deal with their first win and create sour losers of seasoned captain Brooke and her new captain Kirk? We'll see it on the pitch(er)!

Game 3 sees Chairman Lee's Team of The People (Red) against Hulk-a-maniacs FC (Green). Will first retiree in league history, Patti, hulk smash her way to the top?

And in this week's main event, Make Angelo Grape Again (Purple) will be taking on Argent Slaughter (Grey). A preseason favorite, team Purple has a lot to prove or is all this “greatest team on paper” Fake News?

Updated League Rules

Apr 6, 2017
 

Injury Substitutions:
*In the event a player is injured and will not be able to play for more than 3 weeks a substitution player must be added to the roster for the injured player.
§-This is due to the high demand of the league in 2017 and the competitive advantage that may result in having fewer players.
§-Captains are expected to notify the conveners if a player has been injured on their team.
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*Substitution Process
§-When an injured player is to be substituted, the captains of the injured player may put forth a suggested replacement or request a list of available wait list players from the league conveners.
§-Once a candidate has been selected, the conveners will ask all the league captain pairings to vote if the candidate is an appropriate substitution for the injured player.
§-Conveners will supply the captains with the 2 players drafted before and 2 players drafted after the injured player to be used as reference for the substitution candidate.
§-This process will repeat until a majority vote is decided by the captain pairings.
§-Ties will be settled by the conveners who have not already voted as a captain.

Captain Pairings

Mar 16, 2017
 

Hello soccer players! Many of you have asked and are very curious about the captain pairings for this year, so here they are (in no particular order):

Alyssa Vergata and Mike Siwicki
Brianne Labossiere and Jean Fillion
Brooke Wilde and Kirk Vandersteen
Casey Berthon and Chris Gesell
Cathy Duong and Scott Van Hellemond
Melissa Kernaghan and Angelo Phills
Stephanie Fraser and Kyle Kusiak
Stephanie Sanford and Andrew Lee


The big draft and rookie game is coming up on Tuesday, March 21st at 5:10pm. Anyone is welcome to come watch!

Make sure to come to the kickoff meeting in the Conference Centre on March 22nd to meet your new team!


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