After having back to back MENS LEAGUE (read: Open League) hat-trick/7 point efforts denied by a post off its non-existent moorings (when the heck will any of you American leagues codify a floating goal line rule in black and white, or red and white…or red/yellow/blue or whatever the goal line and surface are coloured**??), I’ll try to keep that salt saved for my non-btsh activities and not have that interfere with these much belated Week 18 scoring highlights.
Writer’s Aside: Fortunately, the BTSH social media calendar got taken up the past couple nights on some very engaging material- something new (Commissionherr romance???), something old (this belated box score post), something borrowed (PBR’s new baby the Schlitz Cup), and something blue but in this case also blue, red, partisan, and political (but it was deleted – you amateurs don’t take screenshots of funny stuff on your phones to gossip/joke around with others these days?) – so the salt rubbed off from this writeup during that extra time I waited to post this (finally), but don’t worry it’s as snarky as ever…so back to the regularly scheduled (but very late) writeup originally prepared!
Speaking of other leagues and their games this past weekend, that is also somewhat related to why I did not attend prom on Saturday. For those that went, it looked like you had a good time, or at least, portrayed your life on social media like you had, so a job well done and thank you to the social committee for running another great event!!
On to the box scores…
Hookers 5 @ Sky Fighters 4
Hookers – CJ (8), Bryan via ‘Bows x2, Tiff x2 (8)
Goalie Win – LeEBUG (1-0)
SKY – Matt R (6), Christian H (1), David C (2), Jake T (3)
Goalie Loss – OG James (4-10-1)
Game Notes: There was a last second game winning goal, and a not so last second game tying goal. Exciting finish, nonetheless!!
Quick Shifts: If your name is spelt Bryan and not Brian, I guess they aren’t garbage (time) goals? …We also need a weekly segment dedicated to Ryann aka Girl Ryann from Fuzz aka RNV’s gamesheets, as I’m not sure how best to re-report Jake Tiner as Jake the Snake with 1 assist 9/16!! on Matt’s goal….Cro kicking or not kicking the ball into his own net which was described as a “boo hoo”… and then someone’s name being crossed out for a goal being scored one second too late as time expired.
Poutine 3 @ Demons 2 F/SO
Poutine – Mike Pelts (5), Mike Pags (4)
Shootout Winner – “JVR” aka “Hornswoggle” aka “Ballon d’jeORome”
Goalie Win – RJ (5-4, GAA of 1.44)
Demons – Miles before the rain (6), Zach the Dark Helmet ChooChoo Train (6)
Goalie Loss – Zach L (3-6-2)
Game Notes: Since JVR is neither Linus Omark, nor a rookie, and a BTSH veteran (am I allowed to say that??), there were no pressers commenting on his shootout goal showmanship. Guess aging (don’t read: maturing; this is BTSH after all) has its benefits, too.
Gut Rot 2 @ Demons 5
Gut Rot – #TheOriginalScottK (8), #AkhilNation (9 but not 10)
Goalie Loss – Goalie Ed (4-10, GAA of at least the Sharks got EK65….!@?&*$$$ you man.)
Demons – Zach “he so Fine” xFOOOOUUUURRRRR (10), Zach T (7)
Goalie Win – Zach L (4-6-2, GAA of 2.92)
Game Notes: I think Chadwick gifted Izzy his mathematical scoring model, unfortunately, it worked against Akhil’s favour**, once again.
Determining the fate of Division 3 teams (and soon to be division 4 rivals) is tough.
Poutine 3 @ Bows 1
Poutine – Sulli x2 (completes game with 7th), Nicolette (2)
Goalie Win – RJ (6-4, GAA of something between 1.30 and 1.44)
Bows – Bryan L (still at 5)
Goalie Loss – Greenwald (4-10)
Game Notes: With multiple goalies playing this game and RJ playing a half without giving up a goal, the stats clearly get a little confusing!
Bows 2 @ Karma 5
Bows – Brett H x2 (2)
Goalie Loss – Greenwald (4-11)
Karma – S’Corey V x3 (9), Derek ZED (7), Big Ben Chadwick (4)
Goalie Win – Steve F (6-7-1)
Game Notes: You thought I forgot to bring it back, but no how could I forget my man Elon Musk who has been in the news recently for some questionable privatization communication over Twitter…
It seems like Probert is pretty comfortable playing with Derek ZED in green (but not light blue, so maybe a compromise is in order).
Quick Shifts: It’s a tampering/poaching/insider trading joke, people.
Math 2 @ Butchers 5
Math – Eli the guy with the hand-eye (4), Guy Numero Sept James (1)
Goalie Loss – Liang (3-10)
Butchers – “Tattoo guy with Jean Shorts” aka Brady C x3 (9), Pete D’A (7), Mike M (4)
Goalie Win – Tim Brk (4-7-1)
Game Notes: Would be a shame if the Butchers followed up their season by losing to another Michaliga Southeast Division 4 team in the(ir) first round like last year!
Quick Shifts: According to our ref notes, Math uses their girls more, so maybe they have a better chance of winning their upcoming play-in round playoff game?
Poutine 3 @ Pucks 0
Poutine – Mike Pelts (6), Kevin M (2), JVR (3)
Goalie Shutout Win – RJ (7-4, GAA of now around 1.30; 2 shutouts on the season)
Goalie Loss – Scott H (5-9)
Game Notes: Late in the contest Poutine sealed their 3 win day by firing off two empty netters, Dallas Stars style (from that year they won their division with all those empty net goals, you know?).
GANK 2 @ Filthier 3
GANK – Jimmy who? x2 (2)
Goalie Loss – Steve F via 2017 Karma Waiver Wire
Filthier – Salt Boy Sean M (4), Jaime D (7), Ann (5)
Goalie Win – Tim K (13-5, GAA of 1.89…only 1 shutout though, meh)
Game Notes: Wait, I thought a prerequisite for being a Salt Boy was playing on Gremlins?
Mega 2 @ CK 9
Mega – Alex EM (4), Ryan (1)
Goalie Loss – Mike T (5-9-2)
CK – Pete (3), Connor Q x2 (2), JJ x2 (5), Liam (9), Chris T (1), Nabatty (2), Gill Ween (Ate)
Goalie Win – Campbell (12-0-2, GAA of 1.21; 4 shutouts)
Quick Shifts: I guess this was an improvement from what… a 9-1 score line last year? It was within only a PAT converted touchdown this time (one score game basically).
Game in a meme: I presume that for some who played, this one went similar to a game from this past weekend… I’m just trying to keep the outdated posts relevant with current events here.
I presume JJ is looking forward to playing against some tougher inter divisional/conference competition next year?
Rehabs 5 @ Fuzz 1
Rehabs – HICKSY xFOOOOUUUURRRRR (10), Cherie (11)
Goalie Win – Crazy Cam via FA
Fuzz! – Jeff L (17)
Goalie Loss – Scott H via WTP
Game Notes: I guess the Pavel Barber videos didn’t work; Hicks needed to see someone like Gabe score 4 in the same day in OC to finally light the lamp a little bit more. Bonus! I guess Gabe showed him some tips on how to propose too, right down to doing it in the rain. Congrats Hicks & Herr!
Quick Shifts: Like his (in)famous teammate, Jeff also scores more in his non-Manhattan MENS LEAGUE. Can confirm.
Sky 1 @ FK 7
SKY – Mia (3)
Goalie Loss – Tim Brk via PigKnifeRansom
FK – Tom x4 (12), Nate (4), Gabe (11), Ariel (10)
Goalie Win – Dave GdR via FloatingGoalieGoalines
Game Notes: Tom qualifies for the playoffs by ensuring he scored in all 5 games he showed up to…hard to argue games played on that basis!
Quick Shifts: FK and WTP both beat SKY by 6 goals this year…so it’s a totally even Round of 16 matchup on paper then, right? ….Soko doesn’t even want to win this year, they win every third year anyway.
Gremlins 2 @ CK 4
Gremlins – Marcella (4), Ryan M (2)
Goalie Loss – Jamie B (9-6-2, GAA of 2.29; 4 shutouts)
CK – Siena “Foligno” (3), F Will G (10), Olivier (2 – oh, now GLZNR’s random picture collage from some random week’s 3 stars post (…or was it three not stars?) makes sense)
Goalie Win – Campbell (13-0-2, GAA of 1.27; 4 shutouts)
Game Notes: I guess Losing Just wasn’t in the CK amended version of the btsh glossary this year (in regulation). I don’t think they won any games in shootouts though…
Quick Shifts: Marcella’s early deft deflect wasn’t enough as CK overcame a short bench on the heels of a back to back to outlast the Gremmies.
POUNDS 3 @ Hookers 4
POUNDS – Buffalo Zach who is rostered for WTP in the playoffs…! x2, Avery (5)
Goalie Loss – Zisser (10-4-2, GAA of 1.94; 2 shutouts)
Hookers – Tiff H (8), Bryan L x2 via Cro’s Bros, Sarah N (3),
Goalie Win – Dusty (7-5-2, GAA of 2.07; 2 shutouts – impressive for a team that was struggling early this year to say the least!)
Game Notes: Avery didn’t show up for this one. But then he literally did, and then scored shortly thereafter, but the early surge from the Hookers was too much to overcome, as Frey was not able to stick it to Cro. Apparently people have fun doing that… or trying to.
Quick Shifts: Lol it’s like the Hookers got a Bryan who is better than Brian…the same way that WTP got a Zach who is better than…hey wait a minute here…
Gremlins 6 @ TSR 4
Gremlins – Erich x3 (18), Iannis (3), Courtney x2 (3)
Goalie Win – Jamie B (10-6-2, GAA of 2.39; 4 shutouts)
TSR – Kevin ZED (3), Max C x2 (2), Margot S the S stands for Sniper (5)
Goalie Loss – Dave GdR (2-12-1)
Game in a meme: Well, you could probably guess this one was coming. Oh and he almost missed an open net. Which of course is a lie, even though it says he did on the gamesheet notes, because he never shoots.
Do you know how hard it is to find pictures of JW smiling?