Tuesday, April 8, 2008

AHA Playoffs Recap - D1 Pool 2

Diablos 3 - Renegades 2

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN - The Diablos Hockey Club gutted out a 3-2 win against their first D1 East opponent of the season, the Renegades. The Diablos had faced the Renegades earlier in the season with a pre-season scrimmage and knew that there were some good skaters and tough hockey players wearing Renegade sweaters. With some solid defense and some opportunistic scoring plays, the Diablos were able to wear down the 'gades.

Ted Reiff provided the scoring with his first Diablo hat trick. John Blasingame set up Reiff on two of the tallys and Dean Groth helped on one. The game winner was an unassisted shorty at the end of the second period. The Diablos threw a vice around the neutral zone and their own defensive end during the third period and finished the game by stifling a 6 on 5 when the Renegades pulled their goalie. Goaltender Justin Alderink made 30 saves in the win.

Official AHA Scoresheet - TR

Diablos 7 - Fighting Piranha's 2

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN - The Diablo Hockey Club cinched a number one seed by completing their D1 Pool 2 schedule with a 7-2 win against the D1 East Piranha's. The Diablos fell behind early 2-1, but it was quickly remedied with some quick scoring in the second and relentless pressure during the third.

Dave Christenson, Jarick Losey, Dean Groth, Peter Sinesio, John Driscoll(2), and Ted Reiff had goals while Larry Eckman, Monique Lindquist, Andy Suerth(2), Reiff, John Blasingame, Christenson, and Groth recorded helpers.

Official AHA Scoresheet - TR

Diablos 7 - Renegades 0

BLOOMINGTON, MN - The Diablo Hockey Club has traveled a long way as a hockey team this season and now, not only do they have the hardware show for it, but they will need to travel a little further as they have secured a bid for the National Championships by winning the D1 Pool 2 Championship. In a rematch against the Renegades, the Diablo's struck early and often and defeated them 7-0.

Ted Reiff, Steve Nelson, Rocco Bonello, Andy Suerth, Jarick Losey, Dave Christenson, and Ryan Carroll each tallied a goal apiece and Bonello, John Driscoll(2), Nelson, Dean Groth, Todd Ewing(2) and Monique Lindquist each assisted. Justin Alderink was money with the shutout tossing away 18 shots.

Official AHA Scoresheet - TR

The Blaine, MN Chamber of Commerce's worst nightmares have come true. The Diablos have received a bid to play in the National Championships at the Schwan's Super Rink. Arrangements are being made at the Blaine Super 8 Motel to fill the outdoor pool with cow's blood. Let the mayhem continue!

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