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Atlantics Complete Historic Comeback
Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Halifax Atlantics looked to be down and out. The Halifax Maroons held a three games to none stranglehold on the defending champs and looked poised to dethrone them and capture their first Dynasty Cup championship. Then the Atlantics showed their depth and why they are now a two-time Dynasty Cup champion. The improbable comeback was completed lastnight with an 18-9 drubbing of their opponent. Mark "The Recching Ball" Recchi paced the Atlantics with two goals and set the early tone for a team destined to make history. Recchi's efforts earned him DHL first star of the night. Dennis Wideman contributed with three assits in the victory and Ilya Kovalchuk continued his recent surge adding a goal and an assist. Wideman and Kovalchuk were named second and third star respectively.

The Maroons are left to wonder what went wrong. They came within one win of capturing a championship but just couldn't close the door on a deep Atlantics team. Alex Tanguay had two assists and Evgeni Malkin tallied one assist but it was nowhere near enough for a team that now has to edure a long offseason. The Maroons started the season slow and at one point were struggling to make the playoffs before cathing fire and riding a hot streak to within one win of a huge upset. A complete recap of all seven games of this epic battle can be found by clicking here.



Rematch Set
Malkin Leads Maroons to Finals
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Halifax Maroons doubled-up the Nova Scotia Voyaguers by a score of 20-10 to win their semi-final series four games to two and advance to the Dynasty Cup Finals for the second consecutive year. The Maroons also ended the Voyageurs season last year by the same four games to two margin. Evgeni Malkin exploded for the Maroons recording two goals and three assists in the win. Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist, while Filip Kuba notched three assists in the victory.

Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Sidney Crosby chipped in with two assists for the Vees but it wasn't enough as a once promising season for the Voyageurs came to an abrubt end. The Vees and Maroons each tallied 71 points in the series, but it was a couple of one goal victories for the Maroons that was the difference. Awaiting the Maroons in the finals is the defending Dynasty Cup champion Halifax Atlantics.


Ticket Punched
Atlantics Set to Defend Title
Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Halifax Atlantics are heading back to the Dynasty Cup Finals after completing their second straight four game sweep, this time blanking the St. John's Penguins four games to none. Third star Eric Staal led the Atlantics with a goal and two assits in the 20-7 victory. Jarome Iginla also had a goal and two assists for the champs, while A.O. and ex-Pen Phil Kessel each added a goal and an assist. Jamie Langenbrunner and J.P. Dumont each tallied a goal for the Penguins who, with the loss, finish their innaugural DHL season.

The series between the Halifax Maroons and Nova Scotia Voyageurs is now down to a best-of-three as the Vees battled back from a two games to none defecit to tie the series at two after lastnight's 18-2 pounding of the Maroons. Zdeno Chara and Ryan Suter each recorded an assist for the Maroons, while the Vees were paced by Alexander Semin's goal and three assists. Pavel Datsyuk also netted two goals for the Voyageurs who are looking to get to the finals for the first time in their two year history. The winner of this series earns the chance to dethrone the Atlantics as Dynasty Cup champions. Both teams will not have a chance to rest as game five is scheduled for today.


Deja-Vu?
Atlantics, Maroons Each Win Game 1
Monday, March 9, 2009



Is the DHL headed for a rematch of last year's Dynasty Cup final? Both the defending Dynasty Cup champion Halifax Atlantics, and last year's finalist Halifax Maroons won their opening games of the second round to take 1-0 series leads over their opponents. The Atlantics beat a St. John's Penguins team coming off a first round game seven- the first in the DHL's two season history. The Champs used a balanced attack led by third star of the night Ilya Kovalchuk with a goal and an assist to defeat the Pens by a score of 15-4. This was the Atlantic's first game since game four of the opening round when they finished off a sweep of the expansion Lions. The Pens had four players who recorded one assist each in the loss.

The Halifax Maroons opened round two of the playoffs with a 14-9 victory over an undermanned Nova Scotia Voyageurs team. Franchise player Sidney Crosby paced the Vees with a goal and an assist, however, it wasn't enough as Zdeno Chara and Ryan Smyth each had a goal and an assist for the Maroons. Chara and Smyth were named first star and second star respectively for their efforts. This matchup is a rematch of last year's semi final which the Maroons won in six games. This year the Vees won a hard-fought six game series over the New Scotland Pack to advance to the semifinals. The Maroons defeated a strong first-year Dartmouth Swampdonkeys team in five games to qualify for the chance to make it back to the finals. All four teams will be back in action as game two is scheduled for this Tuesday, March 10th.

Ka-Boom
Atlantics Explode for DHL Record 29
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Halifax Atlantics exploded for a DHL record 29 points in a 29-3 annihilation of the Lions. With the victory the Atlantics earned the first four game sweep in DHL history, out-scoring their opponent 69-20 over the four games. Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals and assisted on three others and was named DHL first star of the night while Zach Parise scored two goals and assisted on another and was named DHL third star of the night. The New Scotland Pack are proving to be a playoff force by tying their series with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs at two with a 10-6 victory. Markus Naslundhad a goal and an assist in the win while Alexander Semin recorded a goal and an assist in a losing effort. The Halifax Maroons took a three to one series lead with an impressive 21-8 pounding of the Dartmouth swampdonkeys. Maroon's forward Jason Arnott scored three goals and was named DHL second star of the night. Finally, the Mailman Flyers beat the St.John's Penguins 13-10 to take a three to one lead in their best of seven series. Former Penguin Mike Ribeiro was the difference maker for the Flyers by scoring two goals and an assist in the victory.



Quest for the Cup
Playoffs Begin Today
Saturday, February 21, 2009

After an action-packed regular season, eight teams remain standing and will begin their quest to capture the Dynasty Cup today. Headlining the first round will be the defending Dynasty Cup champion Halifax Atlantics as they face off against the Lions in a best of seven series. The Atlantics stormed from behind to comfortably win the O6 division title, whereas the Lions qualified fourth in the E6 division. Elsewhere, the E6 division champion St. John's Penguins will do battle with the Mailman Flyers in a race to four wins. The Penguins became the first expansion team to win a division title putting together a solid season. In the Flyers, they are facing a team that qualified for the playoffs by one point, finishing fourth in the O6 division.

Last year's runner-up, the Halifax Maroons, open the 2008-09 playoffs against a solid Dartmouth Swampdonkeys team. The Maroons started the season very slowly before flexing their muscle and showing the rest of the league why they were in the finals a year ago. Rounding out first-round action, it will be childhood friends squaring off when the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and New Scotland Pack play each other. The Vees finished second in the O6 division and the Pack finished third in the E6 division.

St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Maroons Kill Flyers; Lions Slay Pens
Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Halifax Maroons clinched a playoff birth with an 18-8 annihilation of the Mailman Flyers. Maroons forward Martin Havlat scored two goals and added an assist and was named DHL first star of the night while Daniel Alfredsson chipped in with a goal and two assists in the victory. The Lions also clinched a playoff spot with a dominating 16-7 victory over the St. John's Penguins. Todd Bertuzzi led the Lions assault with four assists and was named DHL second star of the night. The Halifax Atlantics clinched the O6 division title with a 13-7 victory over Peaches N Cream. Jonathan Toews led the Atlantics with a goal and two assists while Rick Nash added three assists in the win. The Skeetesville Titans recorded an 8-7 victory over the struggling Nova Scotia Voyageurs. Titan's forwards Mike Cammalleri and Patrick Kane each had two assists in the win. Despite the victory, the Titans will miss the playoffs for the second straight season. The Southside Special got two goals and an assist from DHL second star of the night Matthew Lombari and finished with a 12-10 victory over the New Scotland Pack. Kristian Huselius had a strong game for the Pack recording two goals and an assist in a losing effort. Finally, the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys beat the Eastern Passage Oilers 4-3. The loss ensures the Oilers will miss the playoffs and receive the first overall selection at this year's DHL entry draft.

Zach Attack!
Parise leads Atlantics to 8th Straight Victory
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Zach Parise scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Halifax Atlantics to a 17-4 victory over the Skeetesville Titans. The win marks the eighth straight victory overall for the Atlantics who still sit one point ahead of the Nova Scotia Voyageurs for top spot in the O6 division with three games remaining in regular season play. Atlantic's defenseman Scott Niedermayer scored two goals and was named DHL third star of the night. The Halifax Atlantic's finish the season series against Skeetesville with a 6-0 record and outscoring the Titans 100-63 in those six games. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs kept pace with the Atlantics by defeating the Halifax Maroons 12-8. Vees goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov recorded a win and shutout in goal and was named DHL second star of the night. Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist in a losing effort for the Maroons. With the loss the Maroons have still not clinched a playoff spot. Peaches N Cream defeated the Mailman Flyers 6-3 to keep their playoff hopes alive and well. Peaches now trail the Flyers by one point for fourth spot in the O6 division. The St. John's Penguins scored a close 15-11 victory over the New Scotland Pack. Pens forward Jamie Langenbrunner had two goals in the win, while Pack defenseman Paul Martin registered three assists in the loss. Donkey's defenseman Mike Green scored two goals as the Darthmouth Swampdonkeys defeated the Lions 7-1. The victory assures the Donkeys of at least a second place finish in the E6 division. Finally, the battle of the basement ended with an 8-5 victory for the Southside Special over the Eastern Passage Oilers. Both teams now sit at the bottom of the DHL standings with identical 12-24-3 records.

Pens Clinch Playoff Spot
Vees Lead Cut To One
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The St. John's Penguins became the first ever E6 team to clinch a playoff spot when they defeated the Nova Scotia Voyageurs 16-7 lastnight. Newly aquired Brad Boyes scored two goals and an assist for the Penguins and was named DHL first star of the night. Stephen Weiss chipped in with a goal and two assists for the Penguins and was named DHL third star of the night. With the loss the Voyageurs lead atop the O6 division is now just one point with six games to play in the regular season. The Halifax Maroons improved to 11-1-2 since Christmas with a 5-4 victory over the Lions. With the win, the Maroons continue to hold onto third place in the O6 division. The Halifax Atlantics survived a scare and defeated the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys 7-6. The win moves the Atlantics to within one point of the O6 division leading Nova Scotia Voyageurs. The Mailman Flyers held on to fourth place in the O6 division with an 8-4 victory over the Southside Special. The Skeeteville Titans remain two points out of fourth spot in the O6 division with an 11-3 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers. Titans defenseman Joe Corvo scored a goal and an assist and was named DHL second star of the night. Finally, Peaches N Cream also remained two points back of fourth spot in the O6 division with a 7-5 victory over the New Scotland Pack.

Getting Nashty
Rick Does the Trick
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rick Nash scored three goals and Evgeni Nabokov recorded a win and shutout in goal to lead the Halifax Atlantics to an 18-11 victory over Peaches N Cream. The win pulls the Atlantics to within five points of the O6 division leading Nova Scotia Voyageurs with nine games left in regular season play. Atlantics forward Rick Nash received DHL first star of the night honours for his performance. The Halifax Maroons held onto third place in the O6 division by defeating the Skeetesville Titans 14-11. Shane Doan led the Maroons attack with two goals while Vincent Lecavalier and Scott Gomez each tallied a goal and an assist in the victory. The Mailman Flyers used two goals and an assist from forward Tim Connolly to defeat the Nova Scotia Voyageurs 11-9. Despite the loss, the Vees still clinched a playoff spot because Peaches N Cream also lost. With the victory, the Flyers take over sole possession of fourth place in the O6 division. The St. John's Penguins extended their E6 division lead to eight points over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by defeating the Donkeys 15-9. Pens forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored two goals and assisted on another and was named DHL third star of the night. The Eastern Passage Oilers used a balanced attack to move into sole possession of fourth place in the E6 division with a 7-4 victory over the Southside Special. Finally, The New Scotland Pack continue to roll by defeating the Lions 12-2. Corey Perry once again led the Pack with two goals.

Donkeys Clinch Playoff Berth
Donkeys Top Depleted Vees
Friday, February 6, 2009

The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys clinched a playoff berth by defeating the shorthanded Nova Scotia Voyageurs 15-12 lastnight. Donkey's forward Anze Kopitar scored two goals and an assist and was named DHL first star of the night. Andrew Ladd also had a strong game for the Donkeys scoring one goal and assistsing on two others. The Voyageurs received three assists from Milan Michalek in the losing effort. The loss drops the Vees to second place in the O6 division with just five games remaining in regular season play. The Halifax Atlantics moved into sole possession of first place in the O6 division with a 7-3 victory over the Eastern Passage Oiles. Milan Hejduk led the way for the Atlantics with one goal and one assist. The Halifax Maroons doubled up the St. John's Penguins 14-7 and continue to hold on to third place in the O6 division. Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Arnott, and Zdeno Chara all had a goal and an assist for the Maroons. Zdeno Chara was named DHL third star of the night for his performance. Corey Perry scored two goals and was named DHL second star of the night as the New Scotland Pack defeated the Skeetesville Titans 7-4. The loss leaves the Titans in last place in the O6 division and three points out of a playoff spot. The Mailman Flyers and Lions tied 5-5. Both teams currently hold the fourth place spot in their respective divisions. Finally, Peaches N Cream defeated the no-show Southside Special 4-0.

Atlantics Close Gap
Blake Stars in Loss
Friday, January 16, 2009

The Halifax Atlantics overcame a monster game from Jason Blake to defeat the Mailman Flyers 18-13 lastnight. Blake scored three goals and added two assists in a losing effort and was named DHL first star of the night. Tomas Kaberle, Andrei Markov, and Eric Staal each had a goal and assist to lead the Atlantics to victory. Tomas Kaberle was named DHL third star of the night for his efforts. With the win, the Atlantics cut their deficit to seven points for top spot in the O6 division. The Halifax Maroons defeated the first place Nova Scotia Voyageurs 9-3 to improve to 14-14-2 on the season. Shane Doan and Robert Lang each had two assists for the Maroons in the victory. The Skeetesville Titans kept their playoff hopes very much alive with an 11-7 victory over Peaches N Cream. Jason Pominville and Ray Whitney each tallied two assists for the Titans in the win. Ty Conklin recorded a win and shutout in goal and was named DHL third star of the night as the Lions edged the Southside Special 6-5. The Eastern Passage Oilers won their second straight game by defeating the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys 9-8. Jiri Hudler led the Oilers with two assists in the victory. Finally, the New Scotland Pack defeated the E6 division leading St. John's Penguins 6-0. Daymond Langkow scored a goal and added an assist in the victory.

COLE 'TRICKle
Oilers End Slide
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Eastern Passage Oilers ended their eight game winless streak by defeating the Lions 14-4. Oilers forward Eric Cole scored three goals in the win and was named DHL first star of the night. Mikko Koivu also had a strong game for the Oilers by scoring a goal and adding assist in the win. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs won their fourth game in a row with a 15-12 victory over Peaches N Cream. Milan Michalek led the Vees with a goal and two assists, while Joe Thornton countered with two goals and an assist for Peaches. The Southside Special beat the E6 division leading St. John's Penguins 10-8 lastnight. Andrew Brunette led the Special with a goal and an assist. With the victory, the Special climb out of the E6 basement and into a tie for fourth place in the division. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys climed to within three points of the E6 division lead with a 12-7 victory over the New Scotland Pack. Mike Green and Devin Setoguchi each had a goal and an assist for the Donkeys in the win, while Kristian Huselius scored a goal and added two assists for the Pack in a losing effort. The Halifax Maroons now sit alone in fourth place in the O6 division by defeating their crosstown rival Halifax Atlantics 12-9. Maroons defenseman Zdeno Chara scored two goals and was named DHL second star of the night. With the loss, the Atlantics fall nine points behind the Voyageurs for top spot in the O6 division. Finally, the Skeetesville Titans and the Mailman Flyers battled to a 13-13 draw. Mike Cammalleri was named DHL third star of the night as he scored two goals for the Titans while Dany Heatley led the Flyers with a goal and an assist.

Maroons Coming On Strong
Lundqvist Stars in Win
Sunday, January 11, 2009

Maroons goaltender Henrik Lundqvist recorded a win and shutout in goal and was named DHL first star of the night in the Halifax Maroons 15-9 victory over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. The win improves the Maroons to 12-14-2 on the season and into a tie for fourth place in the O6 division with the Mailman Flyers. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs continue to dominate by easily defeating the New Scotland Pack 20-4. Voyageurs' forward Jeff Carter scored two goals and was named DHL second star of the night. Sidney Crosby, Nathan Horton, and Marek Zidlicky all had a goal and an assist for the potent Vees in the victory. Tomas Plekanec provided all the offense for the Pack by scoring twice in the loss. The Halifax Atlantics kept pace with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs by defeating the Eastern Passage Oilers 13-8. Zach Parise led the Atlantics with a goal and assist while Jakub Voracek led the Oilers with three assists. The Oilers are now winless in eight games, going 0-7-1 during that span. The St. John's Penguins extended their lead in the E6 division to five points with a 6-3 victory over the Skeetesville Titans. Pens forward Jamie Langenbrunner registered a goal and an assist in the win. Peaches N Cream doubled up the Southside Special 12-6 and improve to three games over .500 on the season. Peaches rookie forward David Krejci scored a goal and added two assists in the victory. Finally, The Lions and Mailman Flyers battled to an 8-8 draw. David Booth led the Lions with a goal and an assist, while Flyers' forward Patrick Marleau scored two goals and was named DHL third star of the night.

Flyers Taking Flight
Ryan Does the Trick
Friday, January 9, 2008

The Mailman Flyers are starting to turn things around by winning their second game in a row by defeating the Southside Special 16-10 lastnight. Flyers Forward Bobby Ryan scored three goals and was named DHL first star of the night while defenseman Niklas Kronwall added three assists in the win. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs spanked the Eastern Passage Oilers 15-2 and have now won two in a row since having their thirteen game unbeaten streak snapped. Pavel Datsyuk, Marian Hossa, and Dustin Brown all had a goal and an assist for the powerful Vees. The ice cold Oilers are now winless in seven games going 0-6-1 during that span. The New Scotland Pack were the only E6 winners lastnight by edging the Skeetesville Titans 11-10. Pack forward Daymond Langkow scored a goal and two assists and was named DHL second star of the night. Marc Savard added a goal and two assists for the Titans in a losing effort. The Halifax Atlantics managed a 13-8 victory over the Lions and still trail the Nova Scotia Voyageurs by seven points for top spot in the O6 division. Atlantics forward Ilya Kovalchuk recored a goal and an assist in the victory, while David Booth and Alex Kovalev each scored a goal and assist for the Lions in the loss. Peaches N Cream defeated the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys 11-9 to keep pace with the Vees and Atlantics in the O6 division. Peaches forward David Krejci scored a goal and an assist and was named DHL third star of the night. Henrik Zetterberg also tallied a goal and an assist in the victory. Michael Ryder and Anze kopitar each recorded a goal and an assist for the Donkeys in the loss. Finally, the Halifax Maroons defeated the E6 division leading St. John's Penguins 8-5. Maroons forwards Shane Doan and Jason Arnott each had a pair of assist in the win. Despite the loss the Penguins remain three points ahead of the Donkeys for top spot in the E6 division.

Snapped!
Vees Streak Ends
Sunday, January 4, 2008

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs' DHL record thirteen game unbeaten streak is over after a 10-4 loss to the Skeetesville Titans. The Titans handed the Vees their first loss since November 15, a span of thirteen games in which the Vees had gone 11-0-2. Jonathan Cheechoo led the Titans attack with three assists and was named DHL second star of the night. The Halifax Atlantics earned a 12-11 victory over Peaches N Cream to impove to 17-7-1 on the season and now trail the O6 division leading Voyageurs by five points. The Halifax Maroons narrowly defeated the Mailman Flyers 7-6 lastnight to pull into a three way tie for fourth spot in the O6 division with the Flyers and Titans, all at 10-14-1. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys now trail the St. John's Penguins by one point for top spot in the E6 division after defeating the Pens 8-5. Johan Franzen continued his torrid play for the Donkeys by adding a goal in the victory. The Lions defeated the Southside Special 5-3 on a one goal one assist effort from Todd Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi was named DHL first star of the night for his performance. Finally, the New Scotland Pack beat a struggling Eastern Passage Oilers team 10-4. Keith Ballard recorded two assists for the Pack and was named DHL third star of the night.

Vees Unbeaten in Thirteen
Atlantics Back On Track
Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs extended their DHL record unbeaten streak to thirteen games after an 11-5 victory over the Mailman Flyers. Jeff Carter and Pavel Datsyuk each had a goal and an assist for the Vees who improve to 19-3-2 on the season. The Halifax Atlantics regained their championship form lastnight by defeating the Skeetesville Titans 14-10. Zach Parise was named DHL third star of the night with two goals while Dennis Wideman earned third star honours with a goal and two assists for the Atlantics. Marc Savard had another solid game for the Titans by scoring a goal and adding two assists. The Halifax Maroons and Peaches N Cream battled to a 9-9 tie. Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist for the Maroons while Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and assist for Peaches. The St. John's Penguins maintained their three point lead in the E6 division with a 5-4 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys kept pace with the Penguins by defeating the Southside Special 9-4. The Mule Johan Franzen was named DHL second star of the night with his two goal performance for the Donkeys. Finally, The New Scotland Pack and the Lions were unable to settle the battle of the basement by playing to a 3-3 tie.

Vees Unbeaten in Twelve
Atlantics Winless in Three
Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs extended their DHL record unbeaten streak to 12 games lastnight by battling the Halifax Atlantics to a 7-7 draw. Sidney Crosby scored a goal and an assist for the Vees, while Zach Parise added a goal and assist of his own for the Atlantics. The Vees are 10-0-2 during their impressive twelve game run and have built a comfortable seven point lead over the second place Atlantics in the O6 division. Peaches N Cream remained hot by defeating the Skeetesville Titans 14-10. Martin St. Louis tallied a goal and three assists and was named DHL second star of the night in the victory. The Halifax Maroons received a first star effort from Vincent Lecavalier as they defeated the Mailman Flyers 9-8. Lecavalier scored two goals and added an assist while Ryan Smyth contributed with a goal and assist for the Maroons. The St. John's Penguins held on for a 7-6 victory over the New Scotland Pack. Mike Ribeiro was named DHL third star of the night with his one goal and two assist effort for the Pens. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys kept pace with the Penguins with a 7-6 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers and remain three points back in the battle for first place in the E6 division. Finally, the Lions beat a no-show Southside Special 10-0. Mike Modano led the Lions with a goal and assist.

O6 6-0
O6 Dominates
Friday, December 19, 2008

For the first time in DHL history all O6 teams won on the same night. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs continue to dominate by destroying the Lions 19-8. Pavel Datsyuk led the Vees assault with two goals and two assists and was named DHL second star of the night. Nik Antropov scored a goal and assist for the Lions in the lossing effort. The Halifax Atlantics ended a two game slide by defeating the St. John's Penguins 16-10. Rick Nash and Phil Kessel each had two goals and an assist for the Atlantics in the victory. Kessel was named DHL third star of the night for his effort against his former squad. The Halifax Maroons rode a two goal and two assist effort by Evgeni Malkin to a 12-7 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. Malkin was named DHL first star of the night for his performance. The Skeetesville Titans continue to heat up by out-scoring the Southside Special 19-16. Marc Savard had a goal and three assists for the Titans while Brad Richards recorded a goal and three assists for the Special. Elsewhere, the Mailman Flyers were able to salvage a 5-4 victory over the New Scotland Pack while Peaches N Cream scored a 6-5 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers.



Donkeys Kick Atlantics
Mule Scores First Star
Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys doubled up the Halifax Atlantics 16-8 lastnight to improve to 11-8-1 on the season. Johan "Mule" Franzen scored two goals in the victory and was named DHL first star of the night. Derek Roy added a goal and assist for the Donkeys who now trail the St. John's Penguins by one point for top spot in the E6 division. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs are emerging as the team to beat as they embarrassed the New Scotland Pack 17-3. Tomas Vanek led the Vees with two goals and Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists in the victory. The Vees are now five points ahead of the suddenly slumping Halifax Atlantics for top spot in the O6 division. The St. John's Penguins are no longer undefeated against O6 competition as Peaches N Cream dealt them an 8-7 defeat. Joe Thornton recorded three helpers for the Peaches who move into third place in the O6 division with the win. The Skeetesville Titans are no longer in the O6 basement as they defeated the Lions 5-1 to move past the Halifax Maroons. Ed Jovanovski registered two assists for the Titans. The Southside Special reclaimed fourth spot in the E6 division with an 11-6 victory over the struggling Halifax Maroons. Dwayne Roloson was named DHL second star of the night by recording a win and shutout for the Special. With the loss the Maroons drop to 7-13 on the season and into last place in the O6 division. Finally, the Eastern passage Oilers defeated the Mailman Flyers 5-0. Martin Gerber was named DHL third star of the night by recording a win and shutout in goal for the Oilers.

Lions Feast on Donkeys
Huet Shines in Lions Win
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cristobal Huet recorded a win and shutout in goal as the Lions defeated the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys 11-3 lastnight. Huet was named DHL first star of the night for his effot. Johan 'Mule' Franzen provided two assists for the Donkeys who fall to 10-8-1 on the season. The St. John's Penguins extended their lead in the E6 division to three points with a 10-0 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers. Chris Kunitz scored two goals for the Penguins who improve to 11-6-2 with the win. The New Scotland Pack reclaimed fourth spot in the E6 division with a 6-4 victory over the Southside Special. Daymond Langkow scored a goal for the Pack while Dan Cleary chipped in with two assists for the Special.

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs defeated the Halifax Atlantics 13-8 lastnight and now lead the O6 division by three points. Vees forward Tomas Vanek scored two goals and was named DHL second star of the night, while Ilya Bryzgalov contributed with a win and assist in goal. Lastnight marked the first time in seventeen games that the Atlantics did not score at least ten points in a game. The loss drops the champs to 14-5 on the season. The Skeeteville Titans defeated the Halifax maroons 13-10 and improved to 6-12-1 on the season. Jason Pominville earned DHL third star of the night with a goal and two assists for the Titans, while defenseman Wade Redden recorded three assists in a losing effort for the Maroons. Finally, Peaches N Cream defeated the Mailman Flyers 13-8 and remain in fourth place in the O6 division. Nicklas Backstrom led the Peaches with a goal and assist while Olli Jokinen tallied two goals for the Flyers in the loss.

Game Of The Night
Toews Ignites Atlantics
Sunday, December 6, 2008

Jonathan Toews scored two highlight reel goals to spark the Atlantics to a 16-15 come-back victory over the Skeetesville Titans. Toews' spirited two goal performance earned him DHL first star of the night honours. Ilya Kovalchuk added a goal and two assists for the Atlantics and was named DHL third star of the night for his effort. Jason Spezza led the Titans attack with three goals and was named DHL second star of the night. The Halifax Maroons were victorious over Peaches N Cream by a score of 12-7. This was a must win game for the Maroons who are now just two points behind Peaches for fourth place in the O6 division. Evgeni Malkin and Shane Doan each had a goal and assist for the Maroons. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs defeated the Mailman Flyers 9-7 and continue to lead the the O6 division by one point over the Halifax Atlantics. First place in the O6 division will be up for grabs this Wednesday December 10 as the Voyageurs and Atlantics do battle for the third time this season. The Voyageurs lead the season series 2-0.

The Southside Special continue to have the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys' number. For the third time in four meetings this season the Special have defeated the Donkeys, this time by a score of 9-7. Jordan Staal led a balanced Southside attack with a goal and assist while Derick Roy and Anze Kopitar each contributed with a goal and assist in a losing effort for the Donkeys. With the win, the Special claim sole possession of fourth place in the E6 division while the Donkeys drop to second place in the division with the loss. The St. John's Penguins were able to salvage a point against the Lions as the two teams fought to a 3-3 draw. The Penguins were able to move into sole possession of fisrt place in the E6 division with the tie, just one point ahead of the Swampdonkeys. Finally, the New Scotland Pack and Eastern Passage Oilers played to a 6-6 draw. Jiri Hudler continued his hot play by scoring a goal and assist for the Oilers. The Pack drop to fifth place in the E6 division and have just three wins in their last 15 games since starting the season 3-0.

Peaches Prevail
Elias Stars in Victory
Friday, December 5, 2008

Patrik Elias was the difference maker for Peaches N Cream as they defeated the Mailman Flyers 17-16 lastnight in DHL action. Elias finished with two goals and was named DHL first star of the night for the Peaches who improve to 7-8-2 on the season with the victory. Peaches defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom recorded a goal and two assists while the Flyers' Jason Blake also recorded a goal and two assists in the loss. The Skeetesville Titans nearly upset the O6 division leading Nova Scotia Voyageurs but hand to settle for an 8-8 tie. Marc savard and Ed Jovanovski each had two assists for the Titans while Sidney Crosby provided half of the Vees offense by finishing with four assists on the night. Crosby's four assist effort earned him DHL third star of the night. The Halifax Atlantics erupted for a 22-8 victory over their cross town rivals the Halifax Maroons. Phil Kessel led a balanced Atlantic attack with two goals while Alexander Ovechkin chipped in with a goal and two assists of his own. With the win the Atlantics improve to 13-4 on the season and just one point behind the Voyageurs for first place in the O6 division.

The Southside Special upset the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys lastnight for the second time this season with a 7-5 victory. Maxim Lapierre was the star of the game with a goal and assist for the Special who improve to 6-10-1 on the season with the victory. Petr Sykora delivered two goals for the St. John's Penguins as they defeated the Lions 8-6 to improve to 10-6-1 on the season. The Lions fall to 4-12-1 on the season and remain in last place overall in the DHL. The New Scotland Pack continue to struggle as they were dealt a 10-7 defeat by the Eastern Passage Oilers. Jiri Hudler earned DHL second star of the night honours with two goals for the Oilers as they climb to 8-9 with the win. The Pack have now lost four games in a row and fall to 6-10-1 on the season.

Vees On Top
Crosby does the Trick
Monday, December 1, 2008

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs held onto first place in the O6 division with a 12-11 victory over the Halifax Atlantics. Sidney Crosby provided most of the offense for the Vees with three goals and an assist and was named DHL first star of the night. Rick Nash potted two goals for the Atlantics who drop to 12-4 on the season. The Mailman Flyers pulled out a 12-10 victory over the Halifax Maroons. Wojtek Wolski scored two goals for the Flyers while Vincent Lecavalier registered a goal and assist for the Maroons. The Skeetesville Titans climbed out of the DHL basement with a 10-6 victory over Peaches N Cream. Patrick Kane led the way for the Titans with a goal and assist.

The battle of the top two teams in the E6 division ended in a draw as the St. John's Penguins and Dartmouth Swampdonkeys played to a 4-4 tie. With the tie the Donkeys hold onto first place in the E6 division while the Pens stay in second place. The eastern Passage Oilers moved into third place in the E6 division with a 12-10 victory over the Lions. Mikko Koivu earned DHL second star of he night with his two goal and one assist effort for the Oil. Nik Antropov and Jarret Stoll each had a goal and assist for the Lions who drop to last place in the DHL with the loss. Finally, the Southside Special won a shoot-out with the New Scotland Pack by a score of 15-13. Patrick Sharp, Trent Hunter, and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and assist for the Pack who drop to fourth place in the E6 division with the loss. Mike Richards scored two goals for the Special and was named DHL third star of the night in the victory.

Friday Night Recap
Donkeys, Vees, and Atlantics Keep Rolling
Saturday, November 29, 2008

Halifax Atlantics defenseman Dan Boyle scored two goals and was named DHL first star of the night as the Atlantics downed the Halifax Maroons 17-10. Ryane Clowe added three helpers for the Atlantics while defenseman Jay Bouwmeester had a goal and assist for the Maroons. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs prevailed 15-9 over the Skeetesville Titans. Sidney Crosby and Marian Hossa each tallied two goals for the Vees and were named DHL second and third stars of the night respectively. The loss drops the Titans to 4-11 on the season and back into the DHL basement. The Mailman Flyers and Peaches N Cream battled to a 6-6 draw. Henrik Zetterberg registered a goal and assist for Peaches while Niklas Backstrom recorded a win in goal for the Flyers. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys grabbed sole possession of first place in the E6 division with a 15-4 pounding of the New Scotland Pack. Joffrey Lupul led the Donkey assault with a goal and assist while Chris Osgood secured a win in goal. The Eastern Passage Oilers got goals from Mikko Koivu, Jiri Hudler, and Jakub Voracek as they easily defeated the St. John's Penguins by an 8-1 score. Finally, the Lions defeated the Southside Special 5-1. Chuck Kobasew and Richard Park each had a goal in the victory.

What A Game!
Ovechkin Steals the Show Again
Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Halifax Atlantics displayed their championship mettle lastnight in a nail-biting 17-15 victory over the New Scotland Pack. With the Atlantics trailing by one point with the last NHL game in overtime, Ryane Clowe assisted on the last NHL goal of the night making a winner out of starting goalie Evgeni Nabokov and giving the Atlantics a two point victory over the Pack. Alexander Ovechkin led the Atlantics with three goals and one assist and was named DHL first star of the night for the second time this season. Markus Naslund tallied two goals for the Pack who fall one game below .500 with the loss at 6-7-1. The Halifax Maroons finally displayed the fire power that took them all the way to the Dynasty Cup final last year with a convincing 17-7 victory over the Southside Special. The Maroons are now just one point behind the Peaches for fourth place in the O6 division. Evgeni Malkin earned DHL second star of the night honours by recording a hat trick and an assist to led the Maroons attack. Brad Richards led the Special with a goal and assist. The St. John's Penguins remained perfect against the O6 division with a 7-4 victory over the Mailman Flyers. The win improves the Penguins to 4-0 against O6 opponents this season and to 9-5 on the season. Simon Gagne scored two goals and one assist and was named DHL third star of the night for his efforts. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys escaped with a 14-12 victory over the Skeetesville Titans and improved to 9-5 on the season. Derek Roy scored two goals for the Donkeys while Anze Kopitar chipped in with a goal and an assist. The loss drops the Titans to an O6 worst 4-10 on the season. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs managed to score a 6-4 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers and improve to 11-3 on the season. Sidney Crosby led the Vees with a goal and two assists. Finally, Peaches N Cream and the Lions battled to a 10-10 tie. Bryan Little and Joe Thornton each had a goal and assist for Peaches while David Booth and Brooks Orpik each provided a goal and assist for the Lions.

Vee for Victory
Mule eats his Words
Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Voyageurs-Swampdonkeys game lived up to all the hype and proved to be the most exciting game of the night. At times it looked as though Johan Franzen's win guarantee was in the bag. The formidable Donkeys had built a 9-2 lead late in the evening before the quick-striking Voyageurs began to attack. When the dust settled, the Vees squeaked out a narrow 13-12 victory and improved to 10-3 on the season. The Vees were lead by Pavel Datsyuk and Paul Stastny who each had a goal and an assist. The ageless Rob Blake was named DHL third star of the night as he recorded four assists for the Swampdonkeys and Devin Setoguchi gave Mr. Cody a goal and an assist for his birthday. With the loss the Swampdonkey fall back into a tie for first place in the E6 division at 8-5. Johan Franzen could not be found for comment, however, he was heard giggling in the shower with his teammates.

The New Scotland Pack won their second straight game to climb back to .500 on the season with an impressive 10-4 win over the struggling Halifax Maroons. Patrick Sharp was named DHL first star of the night with his two goal performance for the Pack. With the loss the Maroons remain two points behind Peaches N Cream for fourth place in the O6 division. The Mailman Flyers ended their four game losing streak with a convincing 14-3 victory over the Easter Passage Oilers. Brad Boyes tallied two goals for the Flyers and was named DHL second star of the Night. Jiri Hudler provided all the offense for the Oilers with a goal and assist in the losing effort. The Skeetesville Titans were victorious in the battle of the basement as they defeated the Lions 11-3. The Titans, who have now won three games in a row, were led by Pavol Demitra's two goals while Matt Stajan scored a goal and assist for the Lions. The St. John's Penguins improved to 3-0 against O6 competition with a hard fought 8-5 victory over Peaches N Cream. Simon Gagne and Duncan Keith each had two assists for the Pens who climb to 8-5 on the season. Joe Thornton led the Peaches with a goal and assist. Finally, the champion Halifax Atlantics took it easy on a no-show Southside Special with an 11-0 victory. Rick Nash led the Atlantics with a goal and assist while Dan Boyle chipped in with three helpers.

Flyers Kaned by Titans
Kiprusoff and Kane lead Titans to Win
Friday, November 21, 2008

The Skeetesville Titans won their second straight game with an impressive 15-8 victory over the Mailman Flyers. Mikka Kiprusoff was named DHL first star of the night with his win and shutout in goal for the Titans. Patrick Kane also had a big night for the DHL's step child with two goals in the victory. With the loss, the Flyers have now lost four games in a row and fall to 7-5 on the season, which is still good for third place in the O6 division. The Halifax maroons were no match for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs as the Vees avenged a loss the last time these teams met with a convincing 17-7 victory. Sidney Crosby led the way with a goal and two assists for the Voyageurs and was named DHL third star of the night. The victory moves the Vees back into top spot in the O6 division with a 9-3 record while the loss drops the Maroons into fifth place at 5-7. Peaches N Cream used a balanced attack en route to a 12-11 victory over the Halifax Atlantics. Patrik Elias had a goal and assist for Peaches who improve to 6-6 on the season and into sole position of fourth place in the O6 division. Defenseman Brian Campbell had a goal and assist for the Atlantics who drop to 9-3 on the season.

The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys improved to 8-4 on the season and into sole possession of first place in the E6 division with an 8-4 victory over the Southside Special. Alex Picard recorded two assists for the Donkeys in the win while Brad Richards and Sergei Kostitsyn each had two assists in the loss for the Special. With the loss the Special fall to 4-7-1 on the season and into fifth place in the E6 division. The Eastern Passage Oilers matched a team record with 11 points as they defeated the Lions by a score of 11-5. Jiri Hudler and DHL second star of the night Mikko Koivu each had two goals for the Oilers while Mike Modano recorded a goal and assist for the Lions. The New Scotland Pack scored a 3-2 victory over the St. John's Penguins lastnight in the lowest scoring game in DHL history. With the win, the Pack now have sole possession of third place in the E6 division while the loss drops the Pens to 7-5 on the season which is still good for second in the E6 division.

Atlantics Re-Claim First
Ovechkin Leads the Way
Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Halifax Atlantics re-claimed first place in the O6 division with a 19-9 victory over the Mailman Flyers. Alexander Ovechkin was named DHL first star of the night with two goals and an assist for the potent Atlantics. With the win the Atlantics improve to 9-2 on the season while the Flyers fall to 7-4. Dany Heatley and J.P. Dumont each had a goal and assist in the loss for the Flyers. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs' stay atop the O6 division was a short one thanks to a 14-8 loss at the hands of the Halifax Maroons. Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and three assists in the victory and was named DHL third star of the night. With the win the Maroons climb to 5-6 on the season while the loss drops the Vees to 8-3. Nicklas Backstrom was a one man show for Peaches N Cream by scoring a goal and adding four helpers but it was not enough as the Skeetesville Titans downed Peaches by a 12-7 score. Backstrom's effort earned him DHL second star of the night while the Titans had a balanced attack led by Marc Savard's two assists. With the win the Titans improve to a DHL worst 2-9 on the season while Peaches drops below 500 to 5-6.

The E6 division leading Dartmouth Swampdonkeys were shamed by the Southside Special by a score of 8-5. Jordan Staal led the way for the rising Special with two goals. The loss drops the Donkeys to 7-4 on the season while the win improves the Special to 4-6-1 and into a tie for third place in the E6 division with the New Scotland Pack. The St. John's Penguins ended the New Scotland Pack's modest two game unbeaten streak with a 10-6 victory. Mike Ribeiro had three assists and Alex Goligoski scored a goal and assist in the Pens win. The Pens improve to 7-4 on the season while the Pack fall to 4-6-1. In a low scoring affair, the Lions came out on top with a 5-3 victory over the Easter Passage Oilers. Matt Stajan had a goal for the Lions and Nigel Dawes countered with a goal for the Oilers. The loss drops the Oilers to 4-7 on the season and into fifth place in the E6 division. With the win the Lions improve to 3-8 on the season but remain in last place in the E6 division.

Voyageurs in First
Zidlicky and Pavelski Star for Vees
Friday, November 14, 2008

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs claimed first place in the O6 division by beating the Halifax Atlantics by a score of 21-14. Defenseman Marek Zidlicky and forward Joe Pavelski each had two goals and an assist for the Vees who improve to 8-2 on the season. Tomas Kaberle had a goal and two assists for the Atlantics who had their seven game winning streak snapped in the loss. The Halifax Maroons got a goal and an assist from Evgeni Malkin in an 11-4 victory over the Skeetesville Titans. With the loss the Titans fall to a DHL worst 1-9 on the season. In other O6 action, Peaches N Cream bested the Mailman Flyers by a 12-8 score. Joe Thornton and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal and assist in the vicory.

The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys won their first place battle with the St. John's Penguins by a 17-13 score. Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson each had a goal and assist for the Donkeys while Marco Sturm and Simon Gagne had two goals apiece for the Pens. The New Scotland Pack snapped a six game winless streak with an 8-3 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers. Defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron led the Pack victory with three assists. Finally, the Southside Special got a goal and assist from Brad Richards and beat the Lions 8-0.

First Place Battles
First Place in O6 and E6 on the Line
Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Halifax Atlantics' stay atop the O6 division may be short lived as they take on the Nova Scotia Voyageurs for the first time this season with the winner of this game claiming first place in the powerhouse O6 division. The Vees enter the game as heavy favourites as the Atlantics will not have many of their superstars available for tonight's game which is not the case for the Vees. In order to play a complete lineup the Atlantics claimed free agent forwards Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts. First place in the E6 division is also up for grabs as the short-handed St. John's Penguins square off against a potent Dartmouth Swampdonkeys lineup. Both teams are currently tied for top spot in the E6 division and enter tonight's action with identical 6-3 records. Elsewhere around the league the Halifax Maroons face off against the DHL's "Step-Child" Skeetesville Titans, Peaches N Cream and the Mailman Flyers do battle, the Lions take on the Southside Special, and the Eastern Passage Oilers play the New Scotland Pack.

"DHL's Step-child"
Skeete Issues Statement
Monday, November 10, 2008

Skeetesville Titans owner Ivan Skeete, shown here in a photo dated circa 1990, feels his team, the Titans, are not getting any respect in the DHL NEWS, and today, he voiced his frustration in a press release: "It's like we're the DHL's step-child", says a clearly disturbed Skeete. He goes on to say, "I know, my players know, and the fans all know, that the Titans need to switch gears. This negative press, however, is just making it worse".

Skeete's comments were in reaction to a story posted on the DHL website earlier in the day recapping the previous night's action. In the article DHL writer Randy Sullivan writes that the Nova Scotia Voyageurs "methodically dismantled a struggling Titans team 13-3." Of interesting note, Randolph Sullivan is also owner of the Voyageurs team who defeated the Titans. When asked to respond to Mr. Skeete's comments, Sullivan was not shy: "I've known Skeete for a long time. He's just trying to motivate his players. However, if I was looking to give him bulletin board material, I would have been more creative with my words. For example, I could have said: If the Titans are the polar ice-caps, then the Vees are global warming. But I didn't say that. I could have said: If the Titans are a fetal pig, then the Vees are a scalpel. But I didn't say that either. Or, I could have said: If the Titans are butter, then the Vees are a hot knife. But, I didn't say that either. Although, I could've said that because the Titans are soft. Like butter". The Voyageurs and Titans are next scheduled to do battle on November 28. Stay tuned.

First Place Showdown
Atlantics Alone in First
Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lastnight saw the top two teams in the DHL battle with first place overall on the line. The Atlantics and Flyers both entered the game with 7-1 records and it was the Atlantics who flexed their muscles, winning convincingly 15-6. Roberto Luongo had a shutout in goal and was named the DHL's first star of the night. Brad Boyes had a goal and an assist for the Flyers who drop to 7-2 on the season. The Atlantics have now won 7 games in a row and will be in another battle for first place this Thursday as they face the Nova Scotia Voyageurs. The Vees had a balanced attack lastnight and were led by DHL second star Marion Hossa who potted two goals, as they methodically dismantled a struggling Titans team 13-3. Marc Savard had a goal for the Titans who fall to a DHL worst 1-8 on the season. With the win, the Vees move into a share of second place in the O6 division with the Flyers.

In E6 action, the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys reclaimed a share of first place in their division with a strong 10-5 victory over the Passage Oilers. Anze Kopitar netted one goal and added two assists to lead the Swampdonkeys to victory and a record of 6-3. With the loss the Oilers fall below the .500 mark on the season to 4-5. Elsewhere, the Lions stunned the division leading Penguins 5-4 to drop the Pens out of sole possession of first. Vesa Toskala had a win in goal for the Lions who improve to 2-7 with the win. The DHL saw it's first tie of the season as the Southside Special and the New Scotland Pack battled to a 7-7 draw. Pavel Kubina had a goal and an assist for the Special who now have a record of 2-6-1, good for 5th place in the E6 division. The good news for the Pack is that their losing streak is over at 5 games, the bad news is they are now winless in 6 games. The Pack sit alone in 4th place in the E6 division at 3-5-1. Rounding out DHL action for the evening, it was the Halifax Maroons getting a much needed win, defeating Peaches N Cream 6-4. Alex Tanguay had 2 assists for the Maroons who improve to 3-6 while the Peaches fall to 4-5 with the loss.

Gettin' Iggy Wit It
Iginla Leads Atlantic Attack
Friday, November 7, 2008

The Halifax Atlantics extended their winning streak to six games last night with a 19-11 victory over the Skeetesville Titans. Jarome Iginla was named DHL first star of the night with a two goal and two assist performance while defenseman Shea Weber scored two goals and was named DHL third star of the night. With the win the Atlantics improve to 7-1 on the season while the Titans fall to 1-7. The Mailman Flyers improved to 7-1 on the season by beating a struggling Halifax Maroons squad by a 12-8 score. Evgeni Malkin recorded three assists in the losing effort. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs are back in the win column by embarrassing Peaches N Cream with a 15-0 victory. Alexander Semin scored two goals and Tobias Enstrom chipped in with a goal and two assists for the Victorious Vees.

The St. John's Penguins remained on top of the E6 division with a 13-9 victory over the Southside Special. Petr Sykora was named DHL second star of the night with his two goal performance in the victory. Slava Kozlov netted two goals for the Special who fall to 2-6 on the season with the loss. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys mule kicked the Lions 14-5. Defenseman Rob Blake registered a goal and an assist for the Donkeys while Todd Bertuzzi had three helpers for the Lions. After starting the season 3-0 the New Scotland Pack have dropped five straight games after a nail-biting 8-7 loss to the Eastern Passage Oilers. The victory moves the Oilers into sole possession of third place in the E6 division while the Pack drop to fourth place in the E6 division with the loss.

Miller Time!
Titans Beat Donkeys
Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Skeetesville Titans are no longer winless. Ryan Miller led the way for the Titans in a 10-7 victory over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. Miller finished with a win and a shutout in goal and was named the DHL first star of the night. With the win the Titans snap a six game losing streak to start the season while the loss drops the Swampdonkeys out of first place in the E6 division. The Halifax Atlantics improved to 6-1 on the season and extended their winning streak to five games with a 12-8 victory over the Southside Special. Zach Parise was named the DHL second star of the night with his two goal effort for the Atlantics. Antoine Vermette had a goal and an assist to lead the Special who drop to 2-5 with the loss. The Mailman Flyers continue to find ways to win as they improve to 6-1 on the season with a 9-8 victory over the New Scotland Pack. The St. John's Penguins remained undefeated in inter-divisional play by topping the Nova Scotia Voyageurs by a 10-6 score. With the victory the Penguins take over sole possession of first place in the E6 division with a 5-2 record. Derick Brassard had two assists in the Penguins balanced attack and was named DHL third star of the night. Duncan Keith also had two assists for the Pens while Tomas Vanek scored two goals for the Vees. The Eastern Passage Oilers pulled off an 8-7 upset victory over the Halifax Maroons. With the win the Oilers improve to 3-4 on the season while the Maroons fall to 2-5. Elsewhere, Peaches N Cream was given a free pass with a 3-0 victory over the Lions.

A Night of Firsts
O6 take 5 of 6 from E6
Friday, October 31, 2008

Last night marked the first time ever the Original Six teams played against other competition. In the end, it was the O6 teams coming out on top, winning five of the six contests. In the battle of division leaders, the Mailman Flyers topped the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by a score of 9-8. With the win the Flyers improve to 5-1 on the season, while the Swampdonkeys fall to 4-2. The Skeetesville Titans remained winless on the season as the St. John's Penguins dealt them a crushing 7-2 loss. With the win the Penguins improve to 4-2 on the season and became the first E6 team ever to defeat an O6 team. The Halifax Maroons got back in the win column in a game that featured another DHL first by defeating the Lions by a score of 8-0. The Lions become the first DHL team to not score at least one point in a game. Peaches N Cream creamed the Eastern passage Oilers by a 10-1 score. Dion Phaneuf led Peaches with a goal and an assist and was named DHL third star of the night. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs extended their winning streak to five games and improved to 5-1 on the season with a 14-2 annihilation of the Southside Special. Jeff Carter was named the DHL first star of the night with his two goal performance for the Vees. Roberto Luongo recorded a win and a shutout in goal as the Halifax Atlantics overcame an early six point deficit to beat the New Scotland Pack 16-7. Luongo was named the DHL second star of the night while Daniel Sedin and Shea Weber each tallied a goal and an assist for the champion Atlantics. Inter-Divisional play continues this Saturday with six new match-ups.

Inter-Divisional Play Begins Tonight
E6 takes on O6
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tonight marks the first time ever the Original 6 teams play different competition when the O6 teams take on the E6 teams. There are a number of interesting match-ups scheduled for tonight including a battle between two 4-1 teams when the O6 leading Mailman Flyers meet the E6 leading Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. The Skeetesville Titans hope to put an end to an 0-5 start as they do battle with the St. John's Penguins, and the Halifax Maroons look to get back on track when they go up against the Lions. Several days after trading Corey Perry to the New Scotland Pack, the Halifax Atlantics and the Pack hook up in what should be a solid test for both squads. A couple 2-3 teams square off when Peaches N Cream meet the Eastern Passage Oilers, and the Nova Scotia Voyageurs will try to extend their win streak to 5 games as they play the Southside Special. A new era in the DHL begins tonight as new rivalries are sure to be born as E6 and O6 do battle for the first of many times.





Atlantics Aquire Staal
Hemsky and Brunnstrom Become Peaches
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Halifax Atlantics continue to re-shape their team by aquiring Eric Staal from Peaches N Cream. In exchance for Staal, Peaches receives a package that includes Ales Hemsky, Fabian Brunnstron, and the Atlantics first round draft pick in the '09 draft.










Lions Win!
Lions Prey on Penguins
Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Lions earned their first ever DHL victory lastnight with a 12-9 win over the St. John's Penguins. Mike Modano led the way with one goal and two assists and was named DHL 2nd Star of the night. Martin Erat and Pierre-Marc Bouchard each had a goal for the Penguins in the losing effort. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys improved to 4-1 on the season and took over sole possession of first place in the E6 division with a 16-9 victory over the New Scotland Pack. Andy McDonald had three assists while Anze Kopitar contributed with two assists in his Swampdonkey debut. Corey Perry scored a goal and added two assists in his debut for the Pack while Ryan Kesler chipped in with two assists. In other E6 action the Eastern Passage Oilers downed the Southside Special in a low scoring affair by a score of 5-2.

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs won their fourth straight game with an impressive 15-8 victory over Peaches N Cream. Alexander Semin led the Vees with a goal and two assists. For the second straight Saturday every player in the Halifax Atlantics lineup recorded at least one point in a 20-13 win over the Skeetesville Titans. With the loss the Titans remain winless on the season with an 0-5 record. Jarome Iginla once again led the Atlantics with a one goal and two assist effort, while Keith Tkachuk and Mathieu Schneider each had a goal and an assist for the Titans. The Mailman Flyers improved to 4-1 on the season with a 19-11 win over the Halifax Maroons. Brad Boyes was named DHL first star of the night with his two goal effort for the Flyers. Alex Tanguay had an impressive debut for the Maroons with two goals in the losing cause. With the loss, last season's Dynasty Cup finalists fall to 1-4 on the season.

Perry Joins the Pack
Pack and Atlantics make a Deal
Saturday, October 25, 2008

The New Scotland Pack have aquired forward Corey Perry from the Halifax Atlantics in exchange for a 2009 first round draft pick. Last season Perry helped the Atlantics to a Dynasty Cup Championship and the Pack hope he can do the same for them in the future. This move helps the Atlantics shed some salary while providing the Pack with another goal scorer at forward. The Pack placed defenseman Craig Rivet on the Reserve List in order to create room for Perry while the Atlantics recalled Patrik Berglund from the Prospect Tank to fill the vacancy left from Perry's departure. Perry is eligable to be in the Pack lineup as early as tonight when the Pack battle the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys for first place in the E6 division.


Iggy Pops
Iginla's Trick leads Atlantics past Maroons
Friday, October 24, 2008

In a re-match of last year's Dynasty Cup Final, the Halifax Atlantics topped the Halifax Maroons by a 10-6 score. Jarome Iginla led the way with 3 goals for the Atlantics and was named DHL first star of the night. Evgeni Malkin and Jason Arnott each scored a goal and an assist for the struggling Maroons. The previously undefeated Mailman Flyers suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Nova Scotia Voyageurs by a score of 9-7. Sidney Crosby and Thomas Vanek led the Vees, each scoring a goal and an assist. Defenseman Mark Streit recorded a goal and two assists for the Flyers. The Skeetesville Titans remained winless and fell to 0-4 on the season with a 7-4 loss to Peaches N Cream. Joe Sakic and Patrice Bergeron each scored a goal for Peaches while Mike Cammalleri scored for the Titans. With the win Peaches improves to 2-2 on the season and into sole possession of 4th place in the O6 division.

The New Scotland Pack are no longer undefeated. Derek Roy, Drew Stafford, and Niklas Hagman all scored a goal and an assist as the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys cruised to an 11-2 victory over the New Scotland Pack. Max Talbot scored a goal as the Southside Special improved to 2-2 on the season with a 5-1 victory over an anemic Eastern Passage Oilers. The St. John's Penguins crushed the Lions by a score of 8-0. Mike Ribeiro tallied a goal and four assists for the Pens and was named DHL 2nd star of the night.

Superstar Swap
St.Louis a Peach; Tanguay a Maroon
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Halifax Maroons have aquired forward Alex Tanguay from Peaches N Cream in exchange for forward Martin St.Louis. This deal allows the Maroons to shed some salary and unite Tanguay with Saku Koivu to form a new top tandem while giving Peaches N Cream a proven point producer in St.Louis. It is likely both players will make their debuts with their new teams on October 25. The Maroons and Peaches N Cream are currently tied for 4th place in the O6 division with 1-2 records.





Power Surge!
Atlantics Score 25
Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Halifax Atlantics scored a record 25 points lastnight in a convincing 25-12 victory over Peaches N Cream. The Champions also achieved a DHL first with each player in the line-up scoring at least one point. Milan Hejduk led the record breaking performance with 2 goals and was named the DHL's second star of the night. The Mailman Flyers overcame a 5 point deficit and beat the Skeetesville Titans 15-14 to remain unbeaten on the season and atop the O6 division at 3-0. Niklas Backstrom had a shutout in goal and Daniel Briere scored 2 goals to lead the Flyers. Patrick Kane had 2 goals and an assist in the losing effort for the Titans. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs had another strong showing by disposing of the Halifax Maroons by a score of 15-10. The Vees were led by a 1 goal 3 assist effort by DHL first star of the night Sidney Crosby, while Evgeni Malkin had 4 assists for the Maroons.

The New Scotland Pack remain unbeaten with an 11-5 victory over the Southside Special. Jonathan Cheechoo and Daymond Langkow were the leaders of the Pack with a goal and an assist each. With the victory the Pack remain atop the E6 division with a 3-0 record. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys scored an E6 high 13 points with an impressive 13-5 victory over the Lions. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff led the Donkey's with a goal and an assist. Martin Erat's 2 goals led the St. John's Penguins to a decisive 10-2 victory over a flat Eastern Passage Oilers team. The victory improves the Penguins to 2-1 on the season.

Mikko's the Man!
Donkeys Swamped by Oil
Friday, October 17, 2008

The Eastern Passage Oilers earned their first ever DHL victory lastnight in convincing fashion with an 11-3 drubbing of the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. Mikko Koivu led the Oilers assault with 1 goal and 4 assists and was named the DHL first star of the night. The Southside Special also earned their first ever DHL victory by edging the St. John's Penguins 5-4. Andrew Brunette had a goal and an assist for the Special. In other E6 action, The New Scotland Pack took over sole possession of first place in the E6 division with a 15-4 annihilation of the Lions. Trent Hunter led the Pack attack with 2 goals.

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs flexed some muscle lastnight and beat a solid Peaches N Cream team by a score of 16-10. Alexander Semin and Paul Stastny each had a goal and an assist in the Vees first victory of the season. The Halifax Maroons pulled off a 7-6 victory over the Skeetesville Titans thanks to a 1 goal 2 assist effort from Evgeni Malkin. Finally, The champion Halifax Atlantics were clobbered 13-4 by the Mailman Flyers. Brad Boyes and Miroslav Satan each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers. The victory puts the Flyers at 2-0 and in sole possession of first place in the O6 division.

Kopitar A Donkey
Flyers and Swampdonkeys Make a Deal
Monday, October 13, 2008

Not all was quiet over Thanksgiving weekend. The 2008-09 DHL season kicked off on Saturday night and was followed the next day by a blockbuster trade. The deal sees the Mailman Flyers send superstar Anze Kopitar to the expansion Dartmouth Swampdonkeys in exchange for Dustin Penner and a first round pick in the 2009 DHL entry draft.







Opening Night
Dynasty Cup Unveiled; E6 Debuts; Champs win
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lastnight saw the beginning of the 2008-09 Dynasty Hockey League season. The evening kicked off with a number of owners gathering at DHL Headquarters to celebrate opening night. The Dynasty Cup was on display for all to see and was presented to the Halifax Atlantics. The Champion Atlantics started the 2008-'09 season where they left off last season by beating a much improved Skeetesville Titans team by a score of 14-10. Alexander Ovechkin and former Titan Daniel Sedin led the Atlantics with 2 goals each while Marc Savard also had 2 goals for the Titans. Peaches N Cream started their season with an impressive 13-8 victory over the Halifax Maroons. Eric Staal led the Peaches attack with 2 goals while Vincent Lecavalier had a goal for the Maroons.

In other O6 action, Olli Jokinen had a goal and an assist to lead a shorthanded Mailman Flyers team to an 8-3 win over the underachieving Nova Scotia Voyageurs. The E6 division also got underway lastnight. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys scored an impressive 14-5 victory over the Eastern Passage Oilers. The Mule Johan Franzen led the Swampdonkey attack with 2 goals. The New Scotland Pack were also E6 winners by posting a 9-4 win over the Lions. Jose Theodore was the leader of the Pack with a win in goal to go along with an assist. Finally, the St. John's Penguins pounded a scared Southside Special team by a score of 11-0. The Penguin's David Booth was selected the DHL's first star of the night with his 2 goal performance.

Trades Aplenty
Elite Players Swap Teams
Saturday, October 4, 2008

Today marked the deadline for DHL teams to submit their Active Rosters for the upcoming DHL season. This left many teams scrambling to make deals trying to build a team to go to battle with before setting their rosters. A record number of deals for one day was set as four seperate swaps were negotiated. The biggest deal sees sniper Simon Gagne leaving the champion Atlantics along with blue-chip prospect Alex Pietrangelo to the expansion St. John's Penguins in exchange for young-gun Phil Kessel and defenseman Dennis Wideman. The Penguins continued to sculpt their team by aquiring Marco Sturm and injured forward Justin Williams from the Vees for Radim Vrbata and a draft pick. The New Scotland Pack obtained Chris Higgins from the Vees, and Matt Stajan was dealt to the Lions from the Maroons. For details on every trade visit the DHL Trade Centre.

The New Face of The DHL
DHL Expands to 12 Teams
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The Dynasty Hockey League welcomed six new teams into the league doubling the total number of DHL franchizes from six to twelve. Joining the DHL are The New Scotland Pack, The St. John's Penguins, The Lions, The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys, The Southside Special, and The Eastern Passage Oilers. The expansion teams filled out their rosters at the 2nd annual DHL Entry Draft. The Lions won the lottery securing the number one overall selection. They used this pick to select Alexei Kovalev as their first ever player. The Southside Special then selected Mike Richards with their first ever selection second overall. Rounding out the first ever picks for the expansion teams were Mike Green to the Swampdonkeys, Mikko Koivu to the Oilers, Mike Ribeiro to the Penguins, and Steven Stankos to the Pack.

The six expansion teams will play in the E6 division this year. The schedule will see each team play each of their division rivals six times throughout the season, as well as play each team from the other division two times, for a total of 42 games. The Original six teams: The Halifax Atlantics, The Halifax Maroons, The Skeetesville Titans, The Mailman Flyers, The Nova Scotia Voyageurs, and Peaches'N Cream will comprise the O6 division for the upcoming season. The 2008-09 DHL season kicks off on Saturday, October the 11th.


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