Tub Thumped




Captain Bao Nguyen and 'ChumBaowamBao' 'got knocked down' this season...repeatedly. In spite of a rather impressive attempt to 'get back up again' over the past two weeks of play, this season is definitely 'going to keep them down'. Brown are the only team to officially land on the scrap heap thus far, as four teams remain poised to scrap for the final playoff spot on June 4th...

The Mennsmenn In Black are in extraterrestrial territory at the top of the standings after dispatching Stone Blue, 2-1. Patrick Theis made his pops very proud with a coast to coast conversion in the second, and Kim Hernandez provided the game-winner early in the third. Matt Riordan's shutout-spoiling strike was all that Stone Blue would manage. Captain Steph Palomo's team now find themselves in a do or die predicament, as they look forward to a showdown with Royal Blue in early June. Alex Theis (18/19) will lead Black into battle against White in their regular season finale. Anything but a loss assures Captain Ennsmann & Company the top playoff seed.

Jordan Pynn continued to provide the playoff pulse for Grey, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Green. Captain Don Tran helped propel his team into the upper third of the standings with his third shutout of the season, setting the hand wringing into hyper drive for Green in the process. Green face Red on the final week of play...lose, and go home. I mean, everyone goes home after an SDFHL game, but...yeah...stay home for the next five Sundays...enjoy the weather...catch up on Netflix.

Joe Malki and Tony Rissi each scored their third goal of the season in the second period, and that was all the goal gods would grant in the 1-1 tie. Josh Bernd earned POTW honors with a 25/26 effort, while Shane Sullivan continued his strong spring play with an 18/19 evening. White can snatch the top playoff seed with a win over Black after the holiday break, while Royal Blue have only improved seeding and playing spoiler to consider as they wrap their season.

John DeBusscher and Justin Hepler gave their team a two goal lead after one, and Aqua never looked back. Kevin Dinino's post-and-in strike negated Captain Mark DeGraffenreid's goal in the second, and super sub, Shane Sullivan (22/23) hung on for the 3-1 win. The result locked up a playoff berth for Captain Ryan Belbin and his crew, while Orange will need at least a point, or a little help to see their way past the first Sunday in June.

Captain Bao Nguyen and 'ChumBaowamBao' went undefeated in May. Unfortunately for them, the season started in March. Nick Urquhart's replacement, Steve Goncalo, tallied twice, and Ashish and Nehal Wadhwa accounted for the other two strikes in Brown's 4-2 win over Red. Brown's season has concluded, as the only team to have played all ten games, but their late season heroics may have ultimately spelled doom for Orange and/or Red.




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Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away...and you have their shoes.


JOSH GOOD-BERND-GER


Spring League 2017 Standings

Team W-L-T PTS
Black
6-1-2 14
White
5-2-2 12
Grey
4-2-3 11
Yellow
4-3-2 10
Royal Blue
4-3-2 10
Aqua
4-4-1 9
Orange
3-4-2 8
Green
3-5-1 7
Brown
3-6-1 7
Stone Blue
3-6-0 6
Red
3-6-0 6


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