Any Given Night

Atlantics Capture Dynasty Cup
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The Halifax Atlantics concluded the innaugural DHL season by claiming the Dynasty Cup defeating the Halifax Maroons four games to one. The Atlantics capped off a dominating season in which they finished first overall in the regular season in convincing fashion winning 35 of their 50 games. The eventual champs carried this momentum into the post season winning 8 times in 10 games en route to the crown. The Atlantics also dominated the individual player awards with Ilya Kovalchuck winning the Three Star Cup with five first stars and 15 total points.

Peaches Cream Titans
Voyageurs Unbeaten in Four
Saturday, October 20, 2007

Peaches N Cream posted a DHL record 23 points as they ended a three game winless streak by pounding the Skeetesville Titans 23-4. The win was the most decisive in league history and extended the Titans winless streak to five games to start the season. Manny Fernandez posted a win and a shutout in afternoon action and Peaches didn't look back from there. Mats Sundin had two goals and Henrik Zetterberg scored one goal and added an assist to pace P 'n' C who improve to 2-2-1 as the Titans fall to 0-4-1 on the season.

After dropping their first game of the season, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs have put together a modest three game winning streak and are unbeaten in their last four as they defeated the streaking Mailman Flyers 12-10. The win marks the second time in two games that Nova Scotia has ended their opponents three game winning streak. Miikka Kiprusoff posted a victory in goal for the Vees and Andrej Meszaros had two assists in the win. The Flyers were led by Miroslav Satan with one goal and one assist and Daniel Briere with two assists. With the win the Vees move past the Flyers into second place in the overall standings.

The Halifax Atlantics returned to their winning ways by defeating a struggling Halifax Maroons team by a score of 16-12. The win keeps the Atlantics atop the overall standings with a 4-1 record. Jarome Iginla led the Atlantics' attack by notching a goal and two assists. Simon Gagne netted two goals for the Atlantics and Ray Emery, making his Atlantics debut, recorded a win in goal. The Maroons, winless in their last four, were led by the duo of Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier who combined for two goals and three assists in the loss.

Three Stars
First Star: Manny Fernandez
Second Star: Jarome Iginla
Third Star: Miikka Kiprusoff

Flyers Sweep Titans
Voyageurs Hand Atlantics First Loss
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Mailman Flyers completed a mini two game sweep of the Skeetesville Titans tonight with a 9-8 victory. Anze Kopitar led the way for the Flyers with one goal and two assists. The win is the third in a row for a Flyers team that improves to 3-1 on the season. Jaromir Jagr had two assists for the Titans who remain winless on the season at 0-3-1.

The Halifax Atlantics suffered their first ever loss at the hands of the Nova Scotia Voyageurs by a score of 17-8. The Vees sported a potent attack with Marian Hossa scoring one goal and one assist and Brian Rafalski finishing with three assists. The Voyageurs now have a record of 2-1-1. Jarome Iginla chipped in with two helpers for the Atlantics who drop to 3-1.

Both Peaches N Cream and the Halifax Maroons remain winless in their last three games by splitting two points tonight with a 10-10 tie. Daniel Alfredsson had three assists for the Maroons while Henrik Zetterberg finished with one goal and one assist for Peaches. Both teams are now 1-2-1.

Three Stars
First Star: Anze Kopitar
Second Star: Brian Rafalski
Third Star: Daniel Alfredsson

Atlantics Win Again
Sakic Nets Hatrick in Losing Cause
Saturday, October 13, 2007

Joe Sakic recorded the first hatrick in DHL history but it was not enough as the first place Halifax Atlantics defeated Peaches 'n' Cream 17-15. With the loss Peaches falls to 1-2 on the season. Once again the Atlantics were the highest scoring team of the night with Brian Campbell leading the way with four assists. Ilya Kovalchuk chipped in with two goals and Roberto Luongo recorded a victory in goal. The Atlantics sit atop the DHL standings with a 3-0 record.

Oli Jokinen had one goal and two assists and Henrik Sedin added three helpers as the Mailman Flyers won their second straight game by topping the Skeetesville Titans 13-10. The loss keeps Skeetesville winless on the season with a 0-2-1 record. Thomas Vanek led the Titans with two assists and Ryan Miller earned a win in nets.

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs were winners for the first time in franchise history as they pulled out a 13-10 victory over the Halifax Maroons. Sidney Crosby netted two goals and Miikkaa Kiprusoff secured a victory in goal for the Vees who improve to 1-1-1. The Maroons, who have now lost their last two games to fall to 1-2, were lead by Michael Nylander with one goal and one assist. Cam ward picked up a victory in goal for the Maroons.

Three Stars
First Star: Brian Campbell
Second Star: Sidney Crosby
Third Star: Oli Jokinen

Hammer Time!
Atlantics and Flyers Win Big
Saturday, October 10, 2007

Tonight the Halifax Atlantics improved their recored to a perfect 2-0 to start the season as they hammered the Halifax Maroons 14-3. The eleven goal spread is the largest margin of victory by a DHL team in the league's short existence. The Atlantics team featured a balanced attack with two forwards and two defensemen each scoring one goal and one assist in the victory. Defenseman Andre Markov was one of those players and was named player of the game for the Atlantics. Daniel Alfredsson tallied one assist for the Maroons who, with the loss, fall to 1-1 to start the year.

In another blowout, the Mailman Flyers bounced back from an opening day loss to defeat Peaches N Cream 12-5. Peaches N Cream were previously undefeated after opening their season with a win and were led by Marion Gaborik with two assists. Peaches drop to 1-1 on the season as the Flyers improve to that same record. The Flyers were led by Daniel Briere with one goal and two assists and goalie Marty Turco who picked up a victory in nets.

The DHL saw its first ever tie as the Skeetesville Titans and Nova Scotia Voyageurs battled to a 9-9 draw. Daniel Sedin led the Titans with two helpers and Pavel Datsyuk added two assists for the Voyageurs. Rick Dipietro also picked up a win in goal for the Vees. Both teams pick up their first point on the season.

Three Stars
First Star: Daniel Briere
Second Star: Andre Markov
Third Star: Rick Dipietro

Game On!
Inaugural DHL Season Opens
Saturday, October 6, 2007

The DHL dropped the puck for the first time tonight with all six teams in action. Nick Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg led Peaches N Cream past the Nova Scotia Voyageurs 14-8. Brian Rafalski was the best Voyageur of the night finishing with one goal and one assist in the loss. Sidney Crosby managed only one assist for a Voyageurs team that falls to 0-1 on the season.

Elsewhere, it was the Halifax Maroons over the Mailman Flyers 16-11. The Maroons sported a balanced attack with Vincent Levacalier, Daniel Alfredsson, Evgeni Malkin, and Matius Ohlund all posting one goal and one assist. Daniel Briere was the best Flyer of the night, also finishing with one goal and one assist.

Rounding out the action, the Halifax Atlantics defeated the Skeetesville Titans 17-10 in the most lopsided contest of the evening. Roberto Luongo had an assist to go along with his win in goal, and Brad Richards scored a pair to lead the Atlantics' attack. Francois Beauchemin paced the Titans finishing with three assists.

Three Stars
First Star: Roberto Luongo
Second Star: Nick Lidstrom
Third Star: Daniel Alfredsson

Let's Make A Deal
Atlantics and Maroons Swap Players
Friday, October 5, 2007

The first ever trade in DHL history was completed today as the Halifax Atlantics and the Halifax Maroons exchanged players. The Atlantics send forwards Ryan Smyth and Scott Gomez to the Maroons for forwards Ilya Kovalchuk and Dustin Penner as well as a second round draft pick in next year's entry/free agent draft. Check out all the trades as they happen at the DHL Trade Center.

Number One
Voyageurs Select Crosby with First Overall Selection
Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs won the draft lottery and promptly selected forward Sidney Crosby as their first selection. The Halifax Atlantics had the number two pick and chose forward Alexander Ovechkin. Completing the first round, Peaches N Cream selected Joe Thornton, the Halifax Maroons chose Vincent Lecavalier, the Titans opted for speedy forward Marc Savard, and the Mailman Flyers chose sniper Dany Heatley. With the 10th overall selection, Peaches N Cream started a chain reaction by selecting goalie Martin Brodeur. Roberto Luongo was chosen 11th overall by the Atlantics, and then Miikka Kiprusoff was taken 12th overall by the Voyageurs. Peaches N Cream also selected the first defenseman of the draft making Nick Lidstrom the 15th selection overall.