New Season - CHAMPS vs CHAMPS - 09/29/10 @ 9:35p!
Posted by: Yen Le on Mon Sep 13th 2010 10:52pm
With a spectacular season and an amazing playoff run ending with your Zombie Party becoming Champions, the new season starts this Wednesday Night!
After winning the Tuesday Night Championships, your Zombie Party are moving to the Wednesday Division. Basically, the same Division but on a different night, this means new opponents, surprises and fun-filled Wednesday Night Hockey!
After a week without hockey, Zombie Party will be hungry and will be glad to be getting back on the rink for some long needed play time. Of course, right off the bat, 949 decided that your Tuesday Night Champions will face off against the Wednesday Night Champions, Beer 52's. No info on Beer 52's style of play or anything, all we know is that they finished their season with 10-2-0 record and champions of the Wednesday Night League.
So join us Wednesday Night @ 9:35p to witness a once-in-a-lifetime battle between Champions! (literally). As your Tuesday's Night Champions, Zombie Party (11-1-0) take on Wednesday's Night Champions, Beer 52's (10-2-0)!!!
JOIN US WEDNESDAY NIGHT - 9/29/10 @ 9:35p!!! See you there!
A Look Back on the Season
Posted by: Yen Le on Mon Sep 13th 2010 10:36pm
Well, the season has been over for a week, so lets just take a quick look back at what happened this past season.
Highlights & Accomplishments:
Summer 2010 League Champions!
9-0-0 Start to the Season!
9-1-0 Regular Season Record!
2-0-0 Playoff Record!
11-1-0 Overall Record!
1st in Scoring with 96 Goals in the Regular Season
1st in Scoring with 13 Goals in the Playoffs
1st in Least Goals Allowed with 8 in the Playoffs
Mike Quigley is Top Scorer for the League with 37 points
Andrew Tutor is Top Goalie with most Wins (8)
Mike Quigley is Playoff Top Scorer with 9 Points
Andrew Tutor is Top Goalie with best GAA (4.00) & Wins (2)
Not a pretty bad season huh? Well, too bad the off season will be a short one as your Zombie Party will be hard at work defending their Title once again when the season starts tomorrow.
ZOMBIE PARTY ARE CHAMPIONS
Posted by: Yen Le on Wed Sep 08th 2010 4:00am
ZOMBIE PARTY ARE THE NEW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!
Front Row(L to R): #8 Kevin Tang, #2 Andrew Tutor, #89 Yen Le, #11 Damon Hayes; Back Row(L to R): #9 Paul Vossler, #19 Keith Dickson, #4 Scott Smith, #22 Albert Lee, #18 Manny Krakowiak, #21 Mike Quigley, #5 Mark Lemus
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Tuesday night was just how we predicted, Tuesday night was the Championship game between your Zombie Party and the Puck Hawgs, Tuesday night the match you did not want to miss! Before the start of the game we knew what we had to do: 1) break down their defense, 2) wear out their goalie. 3) win. As we left our quiet locker room and headed onto the rink, the atmosphere quickly changed. We noticed how loud it was, we noticed how our fans who came to cheer us on held up 12 separate signs that read "ZOMBIE PARTY!" -- check the pictures for that one! This championship would be the first for some and for others their first in awhile. I didn't matter how long we had played hockey for, everyone on team had butterflies in their stomach however all that went away quickly with the drop of the puck.
With the crowd behind us from the start, the 1st period started off slowly as both teams were feeling each other out. It wasn't until about mid-way that Zombie Party started use their offensive powers to gain puck control and turned on the pressure on their foes. With the pressure on, Yen took a slapshot on the point that went over the net to give Mike a nice rebound, he proceeded to shoot, another rebound trickled out and who other but the forechecking Damon came up with the puck and put it past the goalie for the first game of this championship game, his 3rd in 3 games! 1-0 ZP. Pressure by the strongly offensive Zombie Party continued to fire on the Puck Hawgs goalie and eventually it was Keith & Paul who assisted on Mike's sweet goal from the slot! 2-0 ZP. As the period progressed, it got more physical with that came a ZP penalty and the Puck Hawgs would find a way to score a powerplay goal to end the period in a 2-1 Zombie Party lead.
With the crowd still in it! The 2nd period was battle, literally. The 2nd period was filled with hits and checks. However, that didn't stop Mike from scoring his 2nd goal of the night on the powerplay assisted by Paul & Scott. 3-1 ZP. After the goal, the Puck Hawgs started to step it up and started to shoot a lot more however Andrew stepped it up in net and saved all the shots he faced in the 2nd period, shutting out the Puck Hawgs. Knowing Andrew was stepping up for them, Zombie Party knew they had to get something going to return the favor, so what did they do? Yen passed it to Mike who set up Manny for a sweet one timer goal while shorthanded! The period would end with your Zombie Party up 4-2!
One more period was all that was separating us from victory. With the crowd louder than ever the 3rd was filled with excitement! Knowing they only had a period left, the Puck Hawgs who seemed as if they gave up offensively just began to focus on defense and being really physical. The Puck Hawgs, when given the chance, would always finish their checks and take the body. Scott who saw this, would not let them get away with pushing his teammates around took orders into his own hands started dishing out plenty of beautiful checks, all clean. His run would end with 12:38 left on the clock as he was called for his 3rd penalty and was booted from the game. With Scott gone, and Zombie Party pumped up thanks to his awesome checks, they started it up again! Mike was out for more when he got a pass from Keith who got it from Manny and snipped the puck into the net for his 3rd goal of the night! 5-1 ZP!!! The Puck Hawgs got more desperate trying everything they could and they came out with a lucky goal. 5-2 ZP. Minutes later Mark grabbed the puck from the defender behind the net and sent it up to Mike who sent it across to Yen, he would take it up and was tripped by the defender and somehow still score! He went nuts, the crowd went nuts! 6-2 ZP!!! With a little confusion minutes later the Puck Hawgs would end up with the puck and score quickly to quiet the crowd. 5-3 ZP. However, they didn't stay quiet for long because another fight broke out! That gave the fans something to cheer for and for Zombie Party to get pumped up again! As the period progressed, Puck Hawgs became more desperate as they saw their season literally ticking down on the clock, they began to take more swipes at Zombie Party, they attempted to get under their skin. However, with class and sportsmanship, Zombie Party didn't let them and just continued their onslaught of shots the goalie, wearing him down more than ever! With just 3 minutes left, Albert sent the puck in behind the net to Kevin who picked it up and sent it right in the slot for Mike who would wind up for a slapshot in the slot to score his 4th goal, and 7th point of the night!!! 7-3 ZOMBIE PARTY!!! Now with one minute left, a fight broke out and time was running, the Puck Hawgs could have finished with class, but chose to end their season in a fight. With 10 seconds left, the Zombie Party bench cleared and headed over to Andrew. "5...4..." The Crowd loudly counted down, "3...2..." your Zombie Party surrounded Andrew "1...0!!!" The crowd exploded, Zombie Party dogpiled Andrew and were celebrating because your ZOMBIE PARTY JUST BECAME THE NEW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!
With that, everything that this team has worked so hard for this season finally was complete, everything fell into places and on the faces of your fierce Zombie Party were just smiles and feelings of happiness as they knew and realized they just became and are now Champions!
The two teams lined up for the handshake and proceeded to their lockers, as your Zombie Party left the rink one last time this season, the crowd who was their from the beginning still stood standing and cheering for their favorite team!
In the Locker Room, the League Director came in and congratulated us, he told us, "Hey guys! I remember when you guys first started here, I didn't think you guys could win one game and now look at you guys, CHAMPIONS!"
He passed out our Championship 949 Glass Cups and 949 Championship Keychain/Light/Beer Opener!!! As everyone received their Championship Awards, they headed our to take that sexy picture you see above.
It was great night, everyone on the team knew what they had to do and went out their and did what was needed to win. No regrets, everyone left it all on the rink and because of that, we came out victorious. Not only did the team play well, the crowd was also exceptional! They kept us going, their cheering and support motivated us and gave us the extra boost we needed! Thanks Crowd!
On behalf of Zombie Party, I would like to first thank Diane who puts her life on the line every night she's there, dodging pucks and surviving the stinky smell we omit from our bodies just to take pictures for us, THANK YOU DIANE!!
I would like to also thank all of our family, friends and fans who supported, cheered and came out to watch us at every game, I know our games are late and its awesome to see we always have the biggest crowd! Thanks to Melissa for making those awesome signs that spelled out "ZOMBIE PARTY!" for us. Thanks to those who made it our to the Championship who were apart of holding those signs and those who took pictures and basically everyone! Thank you Zombie Party for a terrific season. I really look forward to see what the next season has in stored for us, but for now lets just sit back, relax and enjoy being CHAMPIONS!!!
THANKS EVERYONE FOR A GREAT SEASON! WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT SEASON!
100 Lovely Pictures taken by the Lovely Diane - CLICK HERE
Championship Game this Tuesday!
Posted by: Yen Le on Fri Sep 03rd 2010 2:17am
Please join us on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 @ 8:40p and bring yourself, your friends and everyone to support and watch your Zombie Party take on Puck Hawgs in the Summer 2010 League Championships! This is the Game you will not want to miss!
Zombie Party vs Puck Hawgs in the Finals!
Posted by: Yen Le on Fri Sep 03rd 2010 1:57am
After last Tuesdayâ€™s exciting game versus Team Iceland in the Semi-Finals, your Zombie Party came out victorious and are now in the Finals. They will be taking on the #2 Seed Puck Hawgs, who defeated Cold Draft Picks to advance to the Finals.
From the beginning of the Season, it seemed as if these two teams were destined to meet in the Finals to determine which team is truly better. This Championship team will pit two completely different teams against each other and will be one of, if not the best match this season.
Zombie Party and Puck Hawgs have met a total of 3 times in their lifetime. From the scores below, you can clearly see that they both share a similar 1-1-1 record against each other. The scores also shows that when one team wins, they win by a big margin, but when the two teams are on it, the game will be close. This 4th meeting between the two teams will not only determine who has the better record against each other but will determine the 2010 Summer League Champions!
Spring 2010 â€“ Zombie Party vs Puck Hawgs â€“ 2-6 Loss
Spring 2010 â€“ Zombie Party vs Puck Hawgs â€“ 4-4 Tie
Summer 2010 â€“ Zombie Party vs Puck Hawgs â€“ 9-2 Win
Letâ€™s take a look at the opponents first, the Puck Hawgs is an older team that mainly relies on their strong defense and physicality to bring in the wins. This second place team finished with an impressive 7-2-1 record and in those 10 games only allowed a Division best 32 goals and have kept all their opponents except two (Zombie Party (9) & Team Iceland (6)) to only 4 goals or less, a very impressive feat in Roller Hockey. The Puck Hawgs did spend one season in the Upper Division, even though they were beaten and moved down, that experienced help them play together better as a team and focus more on defense, and itâ€™s their defense that landed them here in the finals. Will their Defense be enough to stop their high scoring opponents?
Now onto your Zombie Party! Zombie Party consists of younger players who rely on their explosive offensive talents to bring home the wins. Your Zombie Party was the biggest surprise of the season, just last season they finished with a 2-7-1 record missing the playoffs by one game and now your Zombie Party finished this season in 1st with an impressive 9-1-0 record, with a 9 game winning streak to start off the season. Zombie Partyâ€™s offensive power is clearly shown with their 95 goals for the season; the closest team only has 64. In every game, they have scored at least 6 goals or more. They can score from anywhere on the rink, and itâ€™s not only their Forwards, their Defense can score as well. Zombie Party will use their speed and explosive/creative scoring powers to counter their opponentâ€™s strengths. Zombie Party have already proven they have what it takes to get to finals, but it will all be for nothing if they donâ€™t come home champions. So look for this young team to be hungry as ever to win!
So there you have it folks, a match between one very Defensive Team and very Offensive Team, a team with experience against a team with youth, a team with physicality versus a team with speed. Which team will come out on top, which team will come out victorious, which team will come out as Champions?
Please join us on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 @ 8:40p with you, your friends and everyone to support and watch your Zombie Party take on Puck Hawgs in the Summer 2010 League Championships! This is the Game you will not want to miss!