LVC took round one of the BSHL playoffs last Sunday, beating out a heart-filled Dick Wolf squad 5-0 & 3-0 in game 1 & 2 respectively. Hey Dick Wolf… we love you guys.

Round two sees a shortened LVC bench facing off against the Purple Cobras… a team seated 3rd in the Eastern conference during regular season play.

Here goes round 2…

The 08′ season closed out last Sunday with two strong LVC wins, solidifying second position in the East and leading into a first round match-up with the Lockport Gambino Fords. Below are complete first round listings:

East

[1] Smoke Show vs. [8] Lockport Gambino Ford

[2] Lakeview Crew vs. [7] Dick Wolf

[3] Purple Cobras vs. [6] Meatheads

[4] Burlington Schlitz vs. [5] Reapers

West

[1] District 5 vs. [8] Last Second Decision

[2] Pirates vs. [7] Flying Hellfish

[3] NHL ’94 vs. [6] The Show

[4] Beast vs. [5] Cacti

Also of note: final regular season stats updated.

Good Luck Fellas!

p.s. Sorry Lockport, wrong matchup!

We regret to announce that LVC stud tender Matthew Montour has been assigned to the Canmore (Alberta) Chargers for a brief rehab assignment over the next month in hopes of shaking a nagging groin injury and furthering his production career. While this is terrible news for the remaining regular season, it gives closet gem Kenderic a shot between the pipes to prove his worth. Kenderic has looked good in early workout sessions; his reflexes being described as “cat-like” and and his focus “spoon-bending”. Montour aims to return back home to Hamilton, Ontario to rejoin the club in early August for the playoffs.

A few of the gentlemen from the BSHL met last night to take in the Dallas game and have a little round-table discussion about our sport. Included in the festivities was a sneak preview of the 2008 season schedule, so without much further adieu, here’s what our first week looks like:

Game 1: LVC vs. Lockport Gambino Ford

Game 2: LVC vs. Smoke Show

Alternate jerseys are in.

Stu Barnes would be proud.

Mark Hildebrand, Seppie Mulholland, Ryan McKeag and Graham Smith were all involved in what onlookers best described as a “street brawl” Tuesday evening. The group were dispassionately leaving the Rogers Center yesterday following a heartbreaking Jays 9th inning loss to the Oakland A’s when a shady group of frat boys managed to catch their attention. #13 on the NHL ’94 squad, Hildebrand, turned around to accost an individual after sensing a little bro-hostility, only to be greeted with a smile-shattering left hook. The groups then came together, trading punches and black eyes until the fraternity brothers chose to flee the scene, lest the police arrive and decide to press charges. The only casualty of the brawl ended up being Mark’s smile and a few raw knuckles. What’s the moral of this BSHL tale? Invite Wilko to the next Jays game.

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The LVC would like to wish one of its founding members the most fantastic birthday. Andrew L. Puttock, born March 25th, 1985. We wish you all the best buddy, another year wiser, bound to account for 3-5 more snipes/season minimum. Check the weekly section to see what he’s asked for!

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The Lakeview Crew managed to all but eliminate any shot the Whalers had at the preseason finals Sunday night. This match would ultimately decide which team was to move on towards the ‘ship and which would go home. The Whalers (composed of players from NHL ’94, Purple Cobras and Dick Wolf) were put down early when #47, Owen Puttock, potted a quick one-timer between Whalers’ keeper Mark Harris’ legs 27 seconds into the game. LVC’s second goal was scored by the checking line’s #17 on a jam play. The Whalers’ #10 then sniped blocker-side to make the score 2-1 LVC. The next goal came after #9 Ozolins took 3 Whalers players on his back in Crosby-esque fashion before dropping to defenseman Denis Savard for a point shot that was tipped, rebounded and then finally potted, as if he were Mr.Smyth in the flesh, by #19 Andrew Puttock. #17, Tozer, then scored another goal for LVC to make the score 4-1. LVC’s final goal was scored when Ozolins picked off a Whalers breakout pass and pulled the tender out of position with a wind-up before dishing off a saucer to the eldest Puttock who proceeded to pull backhand cross-crease and pot his second goal of the game (and 4th in the last 2) past a sprawling Harris. The Whalers were able to close the gap and tender Harris played stellar in the third, but it was too little, too late, the score ending up 5-3 in favour of the Crew. Again, the chemistry between the first line appears to be escalating exponentially as the 3 log more and more time with each other.

Of note: The Puttock brothers and Ozolins were a combined +9 on the evening, owning the offensive zone and absent from the ice on all 3 Whalers’ goals.

Box Score:

Owen Puttock (Greg Fischer)

Jared Tozer (Terry Post)

Whalers (Some Jerk)

Andrew Puttock (Denis Savard)

Jared Tozer (Chris Curtis)

Andrew Puttock (Chris Ozolins)

Whalers (Some Jerk)

Whalers (Some Jerk)

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The Lakeview Crew managed to beat the Bruins 4-2 in preseason play Sunday evening.The game took place at the Wave double rinks and involved the Puttock brothers and captain Ozolins. The first goal was scored by the eldest brother after receiving a trailer-pass from Ozolins and tucking his own rebound in under the sprawling keeper. The second tally came in the form of a slap shot from Ozolins blasted over the tender’s blocker, top cheese, from 30 feet out. The third goal was a product of Andrew’s quick hands in front of the net, potting a rebound from his sibling. The final goal was a beautifully executed cross-crease saucer pass that Owen neatly placed in the back of the goal. I won’t go into much depth with the 2 goals against, as none of the trio were on the ice at the time, combining for a +10 overall rating on the evening. One can only imagine what is to come with the three clicking this well, this early into the preseason.

Of note: Curious onlookers may have noticed a freshly signed 6th member of LVC in attendance, but only to support his squad.

Box Score:

Bruins (Some Jerk)

Andrew Puttock (Chris Ozolins)

Chris Ozolins (Terry Post)

Bruins (Some Jerk)

Andrew Puttock (Owen Puttock)

Owen Puttock (Chris Ozolins)