HBC Holland and HBC Germany played a double header to start week 8 in the BU6 division and it was Holland who came out on top in both games. Justin Tibaldi scored twice and Alex Gizzi, Anderson Henke and Connor McDonald added one each in game one which ended 5-0 in Holland’s favor. The same four players all scored in the second game which was a 4-1 victory for Holland.
Southdown Flyers 3-0 Future Stars
The Flyers and Future Stars played an even first half with both teams unable to find the net. The second half belonged to the Flyers and two goals by Colby Konisberg and one from Michael Tucker gave them a deserved 3-0 victory and a place in the final against the winner from the second semi final.
Kings Park Extreme 3-2 Green Machine
An exciting semi final saw Kings Park top scorer Matthew Donnis give them the lead in the first half but the Green Machine hit back with Jonathan Duffy scoring an equalizer. Maddie Dirusso then put Kings Park ahead for the second time before half time. Both teams attacked in the second half and Matthew Donnis added a third for Kings Park before Jonathan Duffy pulled back a late goal for the Green Machine to set up a tense finish. Despite their best efforts the Green Machine couldn’t find a third goal and Kings Park held on to move into the final.
3rd place play off
Green Machine 3-2 Future Stars
An entertaining third place play off game saw the Green Machine hold on for a 3-2 victory over the Future Stars. The Green Machine’s top scorer Jonathan Duffy scored another two goals and Zenoven Stewart scored once as the Green Machine looked to be heading for a comfortable win. Roman Martin pulled a goal back for the Future Stars though and then Leela Drokowski added a late second but the Green Machine took third pace with a 3-2 victory.
Kings Park Express 2-1 Southdown Flyers
Appropriately, the final turned out to be the game of the night with end to end action from start to finish. Both keepers made saves to keep it scoreless in the first half before Kings Park’s Matthew Donnis finally broke the deadlock early in the second. The Flyers spent the rest of the half on the offense looking for an equalizer and the pressure paid off with less than two minutes to go when Jack Steinberg’s shot found the corner of the net. That goal set up an exciting finale and in the last minute the Flyers’ Michael Tucker raced through the middle and narrowly missed. Kings Park headed straight to the other end of the court and with only twenty seconds left on the clock Madison Squillaciotti placed her shot just inside the post to win it for Kings Park. It was tough on the Flyers but both teams deserve a lot of credit for a great final and an entertaining season throughout.
Congrats to all the teams for making it an exciting season, to Kings Park Express on their victory in the final and to Matthew Donnis for winning the Golden Boot.