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…

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.

Week 6: Game Reports

Game 10: LVC vs Dick Wolf (W 3-0) (Played due to rescheduling)

Played in a horrible storm. Slow as heck, the wolves were shorthanded. Sleeper.

Andrew (Chris)

Adrian (Chris)

Andrew (Owen)

Game 11: LVC vs D5 (L 1-0 SO)

Good match, Montour stood on his head in regulation. Winable.

No Scoring

SO:

Chris – Miss

Matt – Miss

Andrew – Miss

Game 12: LVC vs The Show (W 2-1)

The Show were shorthanded, we weren’t, it was raining… another sleeper.

Matty (Chris)

Chris (Adrian)

Week 7: Game Reports

Game 13: LVC vs Cacti (W 2-0)

Fun game to play in. we seem to be finding our groove, passing and interceptions up 94%.

Andrew (Chris)

Chris (Matt)

Game 14: LVC vs Flying Hellfish (W 4-0)

Upped the passing game, upped the scoring game, 2 shutouts in a row for Monty. Alright.

Matt (unassisted)

Chris (Andrew)

Chris (Matt)

Matt (Chris)

Week 1: Game Reports

Game 1: LVC vs Lockport Gambino Ford (W 1-0 SO)

The BSHL season kicked off Sunday for the crew when they faced the expansion franchise Lockport Gambino Ford. After the ’07 season’s hot start was interrupted by a mid-season lull (that led to a second-round exit from the playoffs), the crew were anxious to wash the foul stench of losing (and alcohol from the resultant lonely nights) off their breath and get a few quick W’s. With rookie Owen Puttock taking the blue-line behind Puttock Sr, Downs & Ozolins, and backed by second-year stud tender Matt Montour, the lineup was looking better than ever.

I originally wrote a horrible synopsis for the game, but since then, I’ve both hilighted and deleted the loaf of shit. This game was pretty goddamn slow. Not a lot happened. We might have had 5 or 6 shots on net, but, ultimately, this puppy went to a shootout and both Andrew & Matty took a potting trip into the goalie’s secret garden. Enough said.

SO:

Andrew – Goal

Chris – Miss

Matt – Goal

Game 2: LVC vs Smoke Show (W 2-1 SO)

Once again, pretty slow game in keeping theme with week 1. #9 managed to put Smoke Show tender Brownson on his backside and easily slip a goal in on the right side. Ellsworth, of the SS, potted an old-school backhand-forehand deke just under Montour’s glove late to bring this match to, you got it, a shootout. This time, Ozolins and Downs raped and pillaged Mayer Brownson’s Twine-city to take the Crew’s second shootout victory of the afternoon.

Chris Ozolins (unassisted)

SO:

Chris – Goal

Andrew – Miss

Matt – Goal

Week 2: Game Reports

Game 3: LVC vs Burlington Schlitz (W 5-0)

We scored a lot of goals+Montour shut the door+they were shorthanded=mercy

Chris (Andrew)

Andrew (Chris)

Chris (Owen)

Andrew (Chris)

Owen (Andrew)

Game 4: LVC vs Meatheads (W 5-0)

You know the math.

Adrian (Chris)

Adrian (Chris)

Adrian (Owen)

Andrew (Adrian)

Adrian (Andrew)

Week 3: Game Reports

Game 5: LVC vs NHL ’94 (L 5-0)

We were really shorthanded+Owen is not a professional tender+Foyzee? Foyzee? Beuhler?=mercy

No Scoring

Game 6: LVC vs Pirates (L 3-2)

We actually played, probably, the best we have yet. Andrew was remarkable in net and team defense was, in my opinion, the most solid I’ve ever seen it in my BSHL years. Imagine what we could do with 4 men versus the Pirates.

Chris (unassisted)

Owen (Chris)

Week 4: Game Reports

Game 7: LVC vs Meatheads (W 3-1)

Smeh game. #9 was sidetracked, impressing the ladies.

Adrian (Chris)

Chris (Owen)

Chris (unassisted)

Game 8: LVC vs Reapers (W 2-1)

2 penalty shots, none of them goals. Ouch. Owen almost killed somebody.

Adrian (Chris)

Owen (Chris)

Week 5: Game Reports


Game 9:
LVC vs Cobras (L 3-2 SO)

Really solid effort this week. #9 one-timed a sweet cross-crease dish from Puttock Sr. and Downs sniped gloveside with a rocket from about 20 feet out. LVC was held scoreless in the SO by rookie tender McKeag, and as a result, were downed in a shootout for only the second time in 10 tries. Not bad, there’s still one more meeting with the Cobras this year, word in Vegas is we’ll take it.

Chris (Andrew)

Matt (Unassisted)

SO:

Andrew – Miss

Chris – Miss

Matt – Miss

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.

Name: Camilla Belle

Age: 21

Most Famous for: When a Stranger Calls, 10000 BC

So, I watched 10,000 BC today… Con: The movie is horrible… Pro: Camilla Belle could be found hidden in this piece of garbage. Now, at first, I did think it was especially out of place to have a Neanderthal with perfectly shaped eyebrows and a smokin’ bod, but I later came to understand that she probably foresaw us, the members of LVC, watching the movie, and was just keeping up to the preconceived standards we’d have for her. Well Camilla, it’s okay to let your hair down around here. We’re not going to judge you for being “homely” when you’re still a smokin’ babe. Throw a t-shirt on, bring a lawn chair down to the Canadian Tire and crack a Rickard’s White while you watch your favourite squad snipe some cheese.

Chosen By: Chris

Name: Mandy Moore

Age: 24

Most Famous for: Recording artist, role as Jamie Sullivan in A Walk to Remember

I was enjoying a couple adult beverages the other night while trying to think of a fitting ‘Weekly’ when all of a sudden it hit me harder than a blind-side from Matty Downs (keep your heads up boys). I glanced up at the plasma televisions littered throughout the bar and whose mug should I see plastered all over them? None other than America’s sweetheart Mandy Moore taking in some MMA action at the Bell Centre. Fit, cute, multi-talented, rich *AND* into the UFC…enough said. That girl can put me in a rear-naked chokehold any day.

Chosen By: Owen

*Owen sent me a doozie of a weekly this week which maeutically led me not only to re-appreciate Mandy Moore for being SUCH a babe, but start adding the weeklies to the main page feed. They’ll still all be in the weekly archive [tab on navigation bar] but now you’ll also get your weekly dose of golden honey in the feed (and if you subscribe to the blog via RSS, of which there are apparently 14 people?).

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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)