Crosby and Fleury lead Vees to record start
Sunday, November 2, 2014
The Nova Scotia Voyageurs continued their perfect start by winning a DHL record eleventh game in a row to start a season. This time the 11-0-0 Vees won at the expense of the New Scotland Pack by a score of 9-4 on the strength of three assists from Sidney Crosby, and another win and shutout from goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. With the win the Vees now sit seven points clear atop the league standings, as the Pack fall to 4-6-1 on the season after their second straight defeat.
The surging Louisdale Habitants own the league's second best record at 7-3-1 after picking up their fourth win in as many games after a 10-6 win over the Dartmouth Destroyers, who hold down eight spot after the loss. The St. John's Penguins were the highest scoring team of the evening thanks to a 13-8 win over the slumping Fathom Harbour Oilers who have now lost their last four games. Chris Kunitz paced the Pens with a first star effort of two goals and an assist, and Ondrej Pavelec secured third star accolades with a win and a shutout as the Pens move back to .500 at 5-5-1.
Second star Evgeni Malkin ensured the defending champion Halifax Atlantics avenged an earlier season loss to the O'Leary Maroons, as the champs scored a 10-9 victory with Malkin tallying a goal and two assists. The Atlantics improve their record to 6-4-1 as the Maroons drop to 2-9-0 and continue to occupy bottom spot in the standings. Rounding out the action, the Bedford Barons and Fredericton Express battled to a 7-7 draw.
Fleury leads Vees to 8th straight win to start season
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Marc-Andre Fleury backstopped the first place Nova Scotia Voyageurs to a 13-9 win over the sliding Halifax Atlantics. Fleury recored a win, a shutout, as well as a goalie assist, in the victory to pick up first star of the night honours. Sidney Crosby also asserted himself in the victory with a goal and two assists that was worthy for third star mention. The win extends the Vees' perfect start to 8-0-0, while dropping the Atlantics to 4-3-1 after the champs suffer their second consecutive defeat.
The Bedford Barons used a goal and two assists from second star Dougie Hamilton to post their fourth straight win and move into sole possession of second place in the league with a 5-3-0 record after a 13-7 win at the expense of the New Scotland Pack. With the loss the Pack have now dropped two games in a row and own an even 4-4-0 record. The Fredericton Express also sit at 4-4-0 after pushing their win streak to three after eking out an 8-7 win over the 2-5-1 Fathom Harbour Oilers.
Rounding out the action, The St. John's Penguins fell to the Louisdale Habitants by a score of 11-3 as both teams now have identical records of 4-3-1, and the Westphal Destroyers secured win number two of the season and in doing so avoided the DHL basement with a 7-4 win over the last place 1-7-0 O'Leary Maroons who have now lost their last four games played.
Schwartz scores three; Barons win
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Bedford Barons picked up their second win of the season by a score of 18-14 over the Fathom Harbour Oilers thanks in large part to three goals and an assist from Jaden Schwartz. Schwartz was named the DHL's first star of the night for a Barons team that improves to 2-3-0 after knocking the Oilers down to an identical record.
Second star Steven Stamkos notched a pair of goals and added a helper in the New Scotland Pack's 7-4 victory over a listless Louisdale Habitants team. With the result, the Pack and Habs both sit at 3-2-0 on the season. The St. John's Penguins defeated the O'Leary Maroons 15-8, a game after the Maroons recorded their first win of the season over the defending champions. Jason Spezza helped ensure victory for the Pens with his goal and three assists, which were good enough for third star honours. With the win the Pens find themselves sitting in second place overall with a 3-1-1 record.
The Dynasty Cup champion Halifax Atlantics also have a 3-1-1 record after getting back to their winning ways with a solid 16-6 triumph over the Westphal Destroyers, who have now dropped their last four contests and sit at 1-4-0. P.K. Subban lit the lamp twice, and Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist for the champs. Rounding out the action, The first place Nova Scotia Voyageurs continued their perfect start to the season with a 14-6 win over the Fredericton Express. Sidney Crosby had two assists for the Vees who improve to 5-0-0, while the Express fall to 1-4-0 with the loss.
Voyageurs perfect after three; alone in first
Wednesday, October 15, 2015
After three games played, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs are the only team in the Dynasty Hockey League with a perfect 3-0-0 record and sit atop the table with six points after a 12-9 victory over the Louisdale Habitants. Jamie Benn picked up third-star honours and paced the attack for the Voyageurs with a goal and three assists in the win. Kyle Okposo was the most potent Hab of the night, posting a goal and an assist in their first loss of the season.
The defending champion Halifax Atlantics reeled off their second straight win by pushing aside the previously unbeaten New Scotland Pack by a score of 11-9. John Tavares had a goal and an assist for the Atlantics, while Wayne Simmonds tallied the same for the Pack. The champs improve their record to 2-0-1 on the young season, as the Pack drop to 2-1-0. The Fathom Harbour Oilers were the highest scoring team of the night after handing the O'Leary Maroons a 15-8 drubbing. Off-season acquisition and second-star of the night Alexander Ovechkin paced the Oil with two goals and an assist in their second win of the season. The Maroons are still looking for their first win and drop to 0-3-0 with the loss.
Tyler Seguin lit the lamp thrice for the Bedford Barons in a 14-11 win at the expense of the Westphal Destroyers and was named first-star of the night for his efforts. Jeff Carter and Phil Kessel each had a goal and an assist for the Destroyers but it wasn't enough as both teams now own a record of 1-2-0. Rounding out an evening of tightly contested games, The St. John's Penguins picked up their first win of the season over the still winless Fredericton Express by a score of 13-11. Ryan Johansen netted a pair in victory for the Pens, and Mike Cammalleri had a goal and an assist for the Express.