Congratulations to Paddy's Rangers for winning the White Division Championship Game over Andy’s Canadiens in a 4-3 shootout win: a back and forth game that saw each team hemming in the other team for long stretches only to find the situation reversed at the other end for another long stretch.
MVP of the game was a unanimous decision by the entire committee of two: Joe the Cogeco play-by-play man and yours truly Jordo the colour commentator (sorry about the poor job I did and all the horrible horrible things I said about all of you on TV!), choosing the Rangers #8 Andrew Bayer for his 2.5 goal performance.
Don’t forget this Wednesday April 18th 6:30pm at Hector’s is the White Division Awards Pub Night…BBQ food will be served and a good time will be had by all. Let’s hope the roads are safe to be on by then!
Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this White division season a successful one…I thought the division was well-balanced, major issues were kept to a minimum, and certainly the speed and quality of play has been elevated yet again, so thanks to:
21 Canadiens Andy Thorpe, Greg Wood, Bill McFadyen
22 Red Wings Bob Jurk, Jacques Chaput, John Stolte
23 Rangers Paddy Rea, Kevin Kofoed, Paul Kelly
24 Black Hawks Tracy Mersereau, Tony Whyte, Kevin MacRae
25 Bruins Dan Marinac, Don Bibby, Henry Szustka
26 Maple Leafs Scot Hamilton, Gil Verwey, John Cliffe
Co-Convenor Jim Hindley
Pool convenor Glen Nicholson (every one of you captains / co-captains owe this man a beverage :)
Paddy and Bob will be retiring from captain’s duties after this season, and I am anticipating all or most of Andy, Tracy, Dan and Scot will be returning. We’re discussing the remaining two captain openings for next year and I know there are a number of great candidates to keep the division in good hands.
Thanks guys – I may see many of you in Summer Hockey, but I already cannot wait for the Winter 2018-19 draft later this Summer!