GWLMISL - 2018          

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Finals & Windup

Jul 24, 2018

A reminder that the finals are taking place at 5:10 this Wednesday at CanLan.

The league windup will also be happening right after the finals at Winn City Pub, 635 Pembina Hwy. Food will be served at 7 PM. Food is Pizza, Fruit, Veggies and some salads. We ordered some chicken fingers for those who have dietary restrictions and their captains forwarded us their restrictions in time. Wait until the people with dietary restrictions have their chance to get some before taking any.
Team Prizes, Sportsmanship Awards and Door Prizes will be drawn after everyone has eaten. Attendance is required to win door prizes.

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.

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