12PM: HOTSHOT vs ALL INDIA
Both teams were short-benched as many players drove down this weekend to get ilti at the Calgary Stampede. Rob Gakhal carried the offensive load for All India. He scored both goals in a similar fashion, backhand with his back to goal. For HotShot it was Gurinder Sanghera from Deepak Gill. And Prabh Thind unassisted. OT proved uneventful and in the shootout, several of our young bucks got to show off their hands. HotShot sent out Karn Hayre, Deepak Gill and Gurinder Sanghera, with Karn being the lone scorer. All India sent out Shawn Heer, Sunny Sra and Jason Sunner. Both Shawn and Jason scored, giving All India the 3-2 win in SO. It was a deserved win for All India and if not for Bobby Rai, it would have been way worse. All India had outshot Hotshot 32-13.
1PM: GALLO vs EYES ON 34TH
Gallo is finally clicking. They have strung together some wins and during this time, Joe Sangha and Rajan Dhami have carried the offensive load. Eyes is one spot above Gallo in the basement of the standings but have a few more points so they will be competing for a playoff spot till the end. This game was very important for both teams. Joe Sangha made a pass to Rajan Dhami who found Ricky Dosanjh for a goal. Ricky put it above the goalie’s pad. Nice to see the rookie score a big goal. The game stayed 1-0 until about 55 seconds left in the first half. Sunny Matharu sniped, unassisted. He put it top right on the goalie.
Sunny was feeling himself during the intermission. He got back out there two minutes into the 2nd half and scored another one. Again, unassisted. Sunny Matharu was responsible for 100% of Eyes’ offence today but it wasn’t enough. 6 minutes left, Gallo tied it up. Rajan Dhami fed Joe Sangha who shot from the right side but went far side bottom left just above the goalie’s pad. 2-2 after regulation time expired. In OT, Joe Sangha scored again, this time he took it into the zone and found some space between the goalie’s thigh gap and put it five hole. 3-2 Gallo in OT. Shots were 22-19 for Eyes.
2PM: ERC vs DI
Navi Brar scored first on a breakaway. Jasdeep Jandu tied it up right after. It went back and forth for a while, ERC got goals from Ricky Grewal and Karanvir Gill. DI got goals from Mahmoud Mahfouz and Jesse Virdee. It was 3-3 with 3 minutes left in the game. Amiraj Jawanda gave ERC the go-ahead with 2 minutes left, assisted by Ricky Grewal and Navi Brar. DI pulled their goalie, desperate to tie it up. Instead, Rajan Heer scored an empty netter. Game over. 5-3 ERC. Shots were 20-19 for DI.
3PM: ART HOMES vs TELUS
Art Homes are streaking at the perfect time. They are playing great hockey and were a handful for Telus. In fact, this might be the first time that Telus has been held scoreless all season. Both goalie’s played strong and chances were few and far between. Kulshaan was the difference maker on the powerplay. He ripped a slapshot from Sukhman Thind to go up 1-0. After that, Telus pulled their goalie but it didn’t help. Art Homes scored two empty net goals, one from Akash Mehta and the other from Amanvir Sanghera.
4PM: PIZZA 38 vs FUN PARK AMUSEMENT CENTER
After going 0-2 last week, Pizza 38 needed a win in the worst way. They are flirting with missing the playoffs so this was a big game for them. Fun Park finds itself in the middle of the pack and every point matters. Pizza 38 came out strong, Jas Sadhra created a turnover at half, went on a 2 v 1, elected to keep it and put it upstairs above the goalie’s shoulder. 1-0. But this lead didn’t last. Either P38’s penalty kill is garbage or Fun Park’s PP is incredible. Maybe both. Fun Park went 100% from the PP, going 3/3. Their first goal was scored by Sunny Brar, a slap shot from the point.
Jas Sadhra scored another one to make it 2-1. Unassisted slapshot from the blueline, short side. Navtej Dhillon responded, scoring on a rebound, shot coming from Armanjot Gill. Shaneil Kumar scored a crucial goal shorthanded on a breakaway to give P38 the lead. 3-2. And then Raj Grewal on the other end may have made the save of the year to keep the door closed on Fun Park. Actually, save of the year and the runner-up. After saving the initial shot he robbed FP in close with a glove save but the he couldn’t close his hand on the ball. He was down and out and Sanjay had the ball on his stick, in the crease, with the wide open cage staring at him. He lifted it top cheese but Lefty flashed his glove outta nowhere robbing Sanjay with another glove save. Gallo fans in the bar felt violated. They needed P38 to lose.
Mani Sira scored a snapshot after this making it 4-2. Jas Sadhra completed the hat trick after receiving a pass from Sandeip Khanna in the slot, and snapping it short side. Fun Park got one more on the PP. Again, Navtej Dhillon, this time it was a slapshot. Fun Park outshot P38 34-25 but lost 5-3.