Tier 1 Update – November 21st 2017

We were really looking forward to this week’s games in Ontario Premier League.  With five teams all within reach of eachother, each game is crucial.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Week ten kicked off with a great match up between the Niagara War Pigs and the North York Hitmen.  The Hitmen were the first to get on the board on a goal by Austin Bizier however, Niagara’s Marshall Boyes would answer just over 2 minutes later and the teams would end the first half tied 1-1.  The close play continued into the second as both teams would find the back of the net again, making it 2-2 until Andrew Jegg of the War Pigs scored the game winner with just over 3 minutes remaining to secure a 3-2 win for Niagara.  With the win, the War Pigs move into sole possession of second place with 13 points.image of custom team wear adThe second game of the night featured the Vaughan Red Wings taking on the Barrie Flyers.  Barrie came out of the gate quickly getting two back to back goals from Matthew Russell.  However, the Red Wings would respond with three goals before the end of the half to take a 3-2 lead into the second.  Vaughan would control the second half, scoring five times and holding the Flyers to just 1 second half goal enroute to an 8-3 win.  Matt Martello of the Red Wings led all runners with 4 points (4A), while Matthew Russell had an outstanding game for Barrie scoring all three of the team’s goals.  This was an important win for the Red Wings who improve to 6-4 on the season and keep pace with Niagara, North York, and Brampton.

Sunday, November 17, 2017

The final game of the week took place between the first place Metro Orangemen and the Brampton Express.  The Express put on a dominating defensive display, holding a high-powered Orangemen offence to just 19 shots, allowing netminder Dave DiGigironimo to pick up his first shutout of the Winter Season, giving Brampton a 4-0 victory.  Frank Dambrosio and Anthony Quattrociocchi led the way offensively for the Express chipping in 1G and 1A each.  The Express improve to 5-3-2 on the season and find themselves in a 3-way tie with North York, Vaughan, and Brampton with 12 points each.image of stick skillz academy ad

Current Standings

Team GP W L SOL T Pts
1 Metro Orangemen 10 7 3 0 0 14
2 Niagara War Pigs 10 6 3 1 0 13
3 North York Hitmen 10 6 4 0 0 12
4 Vaughan Red Wings 10 6 4 0 0 12
5 Brampton Express 10 5 3 2 0 12
6 Barrie Flyers 10 0 10 0 0 0


Week 11 Games

  • Wednesday, November 22 at 8 p.m. – Barrie Flyers at Niagara War Pigs – The Hangar (75 Carl Hall Rd – North York)
  • Wednesday, November 22 at 9:20 p.m. – Metro Orangemen at North York Hitmen – The Hangar (75 Carl Hall Rd – North York)
  • Friday, November 24 at 8 p.m. – Vaughan Red Wings at Brampton Express – The Hangar (75 Carl Hall Rd – North York)

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