Summer 2012 Game Recap

12/10/12: #2 Ravens Eliminate #7 Average Joes 6-1, Advance to Semis
In the first period, Nate Roberts snapped home the lone goal with 12:52 remaining. In the second period, the Ravens took control of the game, receiving goals from Todd Tanck and Scott Rhone to hold a 3-1 advantage going into the third. Tanck registered his second goal of the game 2:41 into the third to put the Ravens up 4-1, before Bob O'Brien made it 5-1 just 3:15 later. Joe Simpson then took the puck coast-to-coast and had a beautiful finish to cap off a solid 6-1 victory to open the Ravens' Summer 2012 playoff run. Goaltender Mark Baccoli stopped 16 of 17 shots in the game.

11/27/12: Ravens Take Over Second, Beat Utes in Shootout 3-2

The Ravens beat the second place Utes in their previous meeting in a wild come from behind game. On Tuesday night, the Utes struck first with 8:13 remaining in the first to hold a 1-0 advantage over the Ravens after the first period. In the second, the Ravens evened the playing field with a goal by Fred Pascalli, who continues his scoring tear this season. With a 1-1 tie going into the third, it was the Utes who re-gained the lead on a scramble in front with only 3:14 remaining in the game. However, less than a minute later, at the 2:24 mark, Bob O'Brien scored the clutch tying goal to carry the Ravens past regulation tied 2-2. Taking the powerful Utes to a shootout once again, the Ravens had their work cut out for them. Pascalli opened the scoring with a back-hand, top shelf, before Joe Simpson finished the job as the Ravens' third shooter. The win put the Ravens in second place in the standings over the Utes, as they hold their own destiny as the #2 seed. Goaltender Mark Baccoli stopped 36 of 38 shots in the game. Should the Ravens obtain the #2 seed, it would be their highest playoff ranking in their four seasons in this league. 

10/9/12:
Ravens Rain On Badgers 6-0

The Ravens stood even with the Badgers coming into Tuesday night at one win a piece this season. The first period only resulted in one goal, which belonged to Mike Labella with 2:45 remaining. The Ravens ramped the intensity up in the second, registering three unanswered goals from Jerry Zampella, Fred Pascalli and Joe Simpson. Brian Bump and Simpson added to their team's 4-0 lead in the third period as the Ravens snapped their one game losing streak to improve to 15-5-1 on the season. Mark Baccoli made 23 saves to post his fourth shutout this season.

10/2/12:
Ravens Come Up Short Against Phantoms 3-2

The Phantoms gave the Ravens a run in their last meeting and looked to do the same Tuesday night. In the first period, Fred Pascalli buried a loose puck in front of the net to notch the lone goal of the first period. The Phantoms came roaring back in the second, scoring in the first minute to tie the game at one. They added one more to put the Ravens down 2-1 going into the third. The Phantoms went on to take a 3-1 advantage and hold it for the majority of the period. Pascalli added his second of the game with 1.4 seconds remaining on the clock, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Ravens' first regulation loss since July 31st. Mark Baccoli made 28 saves in the game. 

9/25/12:
Ravens Beat Oasis 5-1, Win Third Straight

The Ravens looked to win their third consecutive game and improve on their 1-0 record against the Oasis this season. No scoring occurred in the first period. In the second, the Ravens' hard work paid off as Chris Lindiakos broke the seal at the 5:33 mark. In the third, Brian Bump, Todd Tanck and Bump again all scored to put the Ravens up 4-0. Joe Simpson added one more with 35 seconds remaining to cap off a solid 5-1 victory. Mark Baccoli faced a season-low 15 shots, stopping 14 of them. 

9/18/12:
Ravens Survive Wild Game Against Phantoms 6-4

The Phantoms and Ravens have not faced off against each other in over two months, meeting for just the second time this season on Tuesday night. The Ravens started out hot, holding a 3-0 advantage after one with goals by Mike Labella and two from the red hot Fred Pascalli. The Ravens found themselves in a bit of penalty trouble in the second period, leading to three goals by the Phantoms and a tie game after two periods. The Phantoms went on to take the lead 4-3, 4:29 into the third period, before the Ravens scored three unanswered goals to seal the roller coaster victory. Third period goals were scored by Labella, Joe Simpson and Pascalli. Mark Baccoli made 27 saves in the game. 

8/28/12:
Ravens Even Series With Badgers, Win 6-2

The Badgers got the best of the Ravens in their first meeting back on June 12th by a score of 4-2. In the first period, Fred Pascalli and Brian Bump scored to give the Ravens a 2-0 advantage after one. In the second, Kevin Vey and Pascalli scored 1:41 apart to widen the Ravens' advantage to 4-0 after two. Vey and Bob O'Brien each added a goal in the third to give the Ravens a solid 6-2 victory. Mark Baccoli made 19 saves on 21 shots in the game.

8/14/12:
Ravens Halt Canadiens 6-2

The third place Ravens took down the second place Utes the previous week and looked to continue their success against the first place Canadiens. The Canadiens struck first at the 10:57 mark of the first period, but Kevin Vey and Ryan Nelson each found the back of the net shortly after to give the Ravens a 2-1 advantage after one. The Ravens added to their lead in the second as Bob O'Brien and Vey scored 1:17 apart to stretch their lead to 4-1. Fred Pascalli registered a goal with 2:28 remaining in the second, and another with 11:20 remaining in the third to solidify a 6-2 rout of the Canadiens. Anthony Graniero made 25 saves on 27 shots.

8/7/12: Ravens Rebound, Defeat Utes 7-2
The Ravens looked to get back to their winning ways after falling to the Ice Men last Tuesday. No scoring occurred in the first period, but the second was a completely different story. Nate Roberts, Ryan Nelson, Fred Pascalli, Nelson, and Jerry Zampella scored a season high five goals in one period to give the Ravens a 5-1 advantage after two. Zampella added his second goal and Nelson completed his hat trick in the third period to finish off the strong team effort. Mark Baccoli made 39 saves on 41 shots in the game.

7/31/12:
Ice Men Down Ravens 4-1, End Streak

The Ravens came into Tuesday night riding a six game winning streak, looking to complete a full sweet of the league with a victory. The first period started out well for the Ravens, but bad bounces left them unable to score as they trailed 1-0 after one. In the second, their woes continued. The Ice Men scored three unanswered goals in a 10:39 span to leave the Ravens in a very unusual spot, trailing 4-0 after two periods. The Ice Men's shutout bid was snapped with 3:47 remaining in the game as Fred Pascalli dished Brian Bump a centering pass, allowing him to snap it home to give the Ravens some life. Not enough time remained on the clock for the goal to amount to anything, as the Ravens fell by the score of 4-1. Mark Baccoli stopped 34 of 38 shots in the game.

7/24/12:
Ravens Cancel Ice Men 5-3

The Ravens looked to win their 6th consecutive game this season on Tuesday night. In their previous meeting with the Ice Men, the Ravens won in an overtime thriller 2-1. This game quickly looked like the Ravens would run the board as they scored three goals in the first period complements of Kevin Vey, Fred Pascalli and Chris Lindiakos. Leading 3-1 in the second, Lindiakos released a bomb from the blue line that found its way into the upper corner to put the Ravens up 4-1 with 9:04 to play in the period. Joe Simpson scored the Ravens' only goal of the third period to give the Ravens a comfortable 5-2 lead. The Ice Men were able to pull within two, but were unable to advance further as the Ravens held them off for the final twelve minutes. Mark Baccoli stopped 31 of 34 shots in the game.

7/10/12:
Ravens Stun Utes 5-3, Win Fourth Consecutive

The Utes came into Tuesday night the second best record in the league, winning six of their first seven games. The Ravens, however, looked to continue a hot streak of their own, winning their previous three games. In the first period, the Ravens struck first as Matt Rand found the back of the net at the 2:34 mark to notch the opening period's lone goal. In the second, the Utes evened the score at one with 10:46 remaining. Joe Marsiello answered for the Ravens 1:04 later to take the lead back, but the Utes tied the game once again with 7:49 remaining. 42 seconds later, Brian Bump let a wrister go from the slot to put the Ravens up 3-2 going into the third. The resilient Utes were able to even the score for the third time in the game, coming at the 10:45 mark of the third. Both teams had a fair share of scoring opportunities throughout the final frame, but it was Jerry Zampella of the Ravens that would step up and score the go-ahead goal with 2:23 remaining, and tally an empty netter with 16 seconds remaining to ice the Ravens' fourth consecutive win, and pull them within two points of second place. Mark Baccoli stopped 34 of 37 shots in the game.  

7/3/12: Ravens Outlast Phantoms 2-0, Finish First Leg
On Tuesday night, the Ravens finished the final game of their first round robin out of four this season. Winners of their previous two, the men in green looked to continue their hot streak. No scoring occurred in the first period, but things started to heat up in the second. After a couple minor penalties, Fred Pascalli dropped the gloves and went after a Phantom with 1:09 remaining in the period, landing him a game misconduct. Two zeros remained on the scoreboard going into the third, until the 7:13 mark. Kevin Vey skated into the zone and hammered a slap shot right where mama hides the cookies to break the seal. The already short-benched Ravens ran into some more trouble, as Todd Tanck left the game with a shoulder injury and Joe Simpson was ejected following a roughing incident. The Phantoms tried to capitalize by pouring it on, firing a total of 16 shots in the third, but the smart-minded 6 remaining Ravens did their best to keep the zone clear for the final 7:00. Their efforts were rewarded when Vey tallied his second of the game into the empty net with :27 remaining. Mark Baccoli stopped all 29 shots to record his first shutout of the season.

6/26/12:
Ravens Defeat Oasis 3-2, Win Second Straight

The Ravens looked to reach .500 for the first time this season against the struggling Oasis club. Jerry Zampella picked off a clearing attempt and threw the puck past the off-set goaltender to give the Ravens the 1-0 advantage after one. No scoring occurred in the second, but the third period took a sour turn in the first ten minutes. The Oasis scored twice to give them the 2-1 advantage with five minutes to play. Nate Roberts then scored on a beautiful pass from Fred Pascalli to tie the game at 2. One minute later, Chris Lindiakos stole the puck shorthanded and buried the biscuit after a couple of whacks to put the Ravens up 3-2. The Ravens held on to win their second straight come-from-behind game and improved to 3-3 on the season. Mark Baccoli stopped 20 of 22 shots in the game.

6/19/12:
Offense Arrives in 6-4 Win Over Average Joes

The Ravens came into their game against the Average Joes with a 1-3 record, looking pull closer to .500. The first period was a rough start for the Ravens, as the Average Joes scored first to take a 1-0 lead. Jerry Zampella tied the game at one, but the Joes scored two more times to hold a 3-1 lead after one. The Ravens found their stride in the second period, as Kevin Vey, Zampella, and Nate Roberts found the back of the net to put the Ravens up 4-3 going into the third. Todd Tanck showed some razzle-dazzle to score the eventual game-winner and Zampella added one more to complete his hat trick in the final period. Mark Baccoli stopped 20 of 24 shots in the game.

6/5/12: Ravens Defeat Ice Men 2-1(SO), Get First Win
The Ravens got off to a quick start, scoring 4:14 into the game, complements of Jerry Zampella. The Ice Men didn't waste too much time evening the score, as they found the back of the net just 1:56 later. No scoring occurred the game, forcing the two teams to battle it out in the shootout. The Ice Men scored first, before Zampella evened the shootout at one goal a piece. Todd Tanck put the Ravens up on the team's third shot, leaving the game up to the Ice Men to tie it. Mark Baccoli kicked out the left pad to give the Ravens a much-needed two points and their first win. Baccoli made 27 saves on 28 shots in the game. 

5/22/12: Ravens Fall to Utes 3-0 in Season Opener
The Ravens were back in action Tuesday night with a few new roster additions for the Summer 2012 season. No scoring occurred in the first, but the resilient Utes got on the board first with 7:59 remaining in the second. The Ravens took this 1-0 deficit into the third period, hoping to spark some offense. However, with 12:21 remaining in the game, the Utes boosted their lead to 2-0. In the dying seconds, the Utes fed a backdoor pass behind the Ravens goaltender to close the door. Mark Baccoli stopped 32 of 35 shots in the game.