Summer 2010 Game Recap

8/22/10: Ravens Defeat Marauders, Capture Fourth Consecutive Title

The Ravens' outstanding season ended with playoff victories over the fourth seeded Raiders, and the third seeded Marauders. Going into the playoffs, the Ravens were expected close the door, being the top seed, and they did just that. In the semi-finals against the Raiders, the Ravens won 6-3, receiving goals from from six different players. Jerry Zampella, Hal Williams, Leo Garbus, Doug Pollard, Fred Pascalli, and Chris Firmstone all scored. Mark Baccoli made 24 saves. In the championship game, the Ravens defeated the Marauders 5-3, receiving goals from Jerry Zampella(2), Hal Williams, John Dobson, and Joe Simpson. Mark Baccoli made 18 saves. Simpson's empty net goal with two seconds to go in the final game gave the Ravens a perfect 9-0 playoff record over the past four seasons, and their second consecutive C league title. Including playoffs, the Ravens finished 10-1-1 this season, hitting the ten win marker for the first time in their recent dynasty run.

8/1/10: 1-0 Win Over Big Co. Jones Clinches Top Seed

Despite several last minute changes to the Big Co. Jones' roster, the Ravens found themselves in control most of the game. No players from either team scored in the opening two periods, but a scoreless tie was not how the Ravens wanted to end their winning streak. With 1:29 to play in the game, Chris Firmstone fed Jerry Zampella a pass from behind the net, and Zampella snapped a quick shot by the Big Co. Jones' goaltender to put the Ravens in front for the first time in the game. Their hard work and determination paid off shortly after, as the Ravens held on to complete a regular season to remember. Mark Baccoli stopped all 18 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the season.

The Ravens finished 8-1-1; with first place figures in wins (8), losses (1), points (17), goals scored (53), goals allowed (16), and +/- differential (+37). Jerry Zampella led the Ravens in goals (11) and points (22), and Kevin Vey led in assists (14). Mark Baccoli posted personal bests on this team in wins (8), goals against average (1.56), save percentage (.939), and shutouts (2). The Ravens look to build off their six game winning streak going into the playoffs.

7/25/10: Ravens Trounce Raiders 10-1

The Ravens inched closer to closing out the number one seed on Sunday night, with an array of goals. Jerry Zampella and Chris Firmstone each had a pair of goals in the opening period, as the Ravens held a commanding 4-0 lead going into the first intermission. Mark Cavanagh and Leo Garbus scored second period goals three minutes apart to up the lead to six goals heading into the final frame. Kevin Vey and Hal Williams added two more before the Ravens' shutout bid came to an end with 3:28 to go in the game. Mark Cavanagh and Hal Williams each added a goal to put the Ravens in double digits for the first time this season. Mark Baccoli stopped 22 of 23 in the third period, and 36 of 37 in the game. Zampella, Firmstone, Cavanagh, and Williams each had a pair of goals, and Kevin Vey had four assists for the second consecutive game. 

7/18/10: Ravens Seek Revenge, Win 7-3 Over Marauders

After the Marauders handed the Ravens a loss the last time they met, the Ravens came into the game with some unfinished business to take care of. They hopped out to an early 2-0 lead, compliments of Fred Pascalli and Jerry Zapella. Mark Baccoli was also solid in the first period, stopping all 16 shots he faced. The second period also went in the Ravens' favor, as they received three goals from Jerry Zampella, Leo Garbus, and Brian Bump to leave themselves with a 5-1 advantage going into the third period. Zampella scored his third and fourth goals in the final period, as the Ravens cruised to a 7-3 victory to remain at the top of the league, and extend their winning streak to four games. Mark Baccoli stopped 35 of 38 in the game, and Jerry Zampella led the way in scoring (4+1). Mark Cavanagh also set up three of Zampella's goals in the game. Cavanagh and Kevin Vey each had four assists.

7/11/10: Ravens Hold On, Defeat Rage 3-2

This close outing started off in the Ravens' favor, as Fred Pascalli banked in a shot off the side of the goaltender just 0:40 into the game. The game would remain 1-0 until Leo Garbus gave the Ravens a two goal advantage at 16:02 of the second period. Fred Pascalli added one more in the period as the Ravens held a 3-1 edge going into the final frame. The Rage scored at the 15:04 mark of the third period to pull within one, but the Ravens were able to hold on and walk away with two points to extend their winning streak to three. Mark Baccoli stopped 25 of 27 shots and Fred Pascalli led the way in scoring for the first time this season (2+0).  

6/20/10: Firmy's Hat Trick Propels Ravens to 8-1 Victory

A four goal explosion in the first period gave the Ravens a well-padded cushion to work off for the remainder of the game. Fred Pascalli, Chris Firmstone, Leo Garbus, and Jerry Zampella all scored in the opening period. Mark Cavanagh scored at 12:40 of the second period, before the Big Co. Jones were able to get on the board. John Dobson added one more before the period came to a close, as the Ravens held a 6-1 advantage after two periods. Firmstone scored his second and third of the game in the final period, capping off a huge 8-1 win over the Big Co. Jones, and his first hat trick in a Ravens uniform. Mark Baccoli stopped 15 of 16 shots in the victory.  

6/13/10: Ravens Rebound, Beat Raiders 4-1

The Ravens received two first period goals from Brian Bump and Donny Mcdonald to start the game on the right foot. They played a strong second period as well, as John Dobson scored the lone goal to give the Ravens a 3-0 advantage after two periods. Dobson put in one more in the third, before the Raiders ended the shutout bid for Mark Baccoli with 7:15 remaining in the game. Hal Williams added some insurance with just under three minutes to play, as the Ravens got back to their winning ways after an 0-1-1 skid. Mark Baccoli stopped 22 of 23 to pick up his third win of the season. Kevin Vey and Jerry Zampella each had two assists in the game. 

6/6/10: Bump's Two Goals Not Enough, Ravens Fall 5-4

The Ravens found themselves in an early hole, trailing 2-0 mid way through the first period. Brian Bump cut the lead in half with a goal in the final minute to take a one goal deficit to the first intermission. Kevin Vey tied the game at 10:15 of the second period, but the Marauders got it back minutes later at the 7:25 mark. A fluke bounce from the blue line off the stick of Brian Bump evened the game at three early in the third period, as the bouncing puck foiled the Marauders goaltender for a much needed goal. At 16:16, the Ravens found themselves down a goal once again, but Jerry Zampella tied the game with about seven minutes to play. A power play opportunity in the final two minutes was exactly what the Marauders wanted, and they were able to capitalize with just over a minute to play. An extra attacker was used by the Ravens, but they were unable to tie the game one last time. Mark Baccoli made 29 saves in the game.

5/23/10: Ravens Climb From 2-0 Deficit, End In 2-2 Tie

The Ravens and Rage were held scoreless after the first period, but soon found themselves in a 2-0 hole in the second. Leo Garbus gave the Ravens some life, as he cut the lead in half at 8:47 of the second period, allowing the Ravens to trail by only a single goal heading to the final period. One shot was what they needed to tie, and they got that at 3:14 from the stick of Mark Cavanagh. The tie was unable to be broken after that, as the two teams skated to a 2-2 tie. Josh Crampton made 19 saves in his first appearance of the season in goal.  

5/9/10: Cavanagh's Pair Edges Big Co. Jones 4-1

The Ravens did a good job of taking control of the game from the start, and the score showed it. Leo Garbus scored his third of the season in the first period, and Mark Cavanagh netted two of his own in the second to put the Ravens up 3-0. Fred Pascalli sealed the win off by scoring with 0:37 remaining in the third to give the Ravens a 2-0 start to this season. Five different Ravens had two point efforts, and Mark Baccoli made 18 saves on the night.

5/2/10: Ravens Open Up Season With 9-0 Blowout Win

Leo Garbus scored two goals in the first four minutes of his Ravens debut. This jump start quickly set the tone for the rest of the game, as a wall of offense had the Ravens leading 3-0 after the first period, and 5-0 after the second. A whopping four goals in the third finished off a 9-0 rout of the Raiders. The Ravens saw pairs of goals from Brian Bump, Jerry Zampella, Mark Cavanagh, and Leo Garbus. Mark Baccoli recorded his first shutout in a Ravens uniform, stopping all 18 shots he faced.