YORK REGION SHOOTERS KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE; SUN DEVILS SCORE WEEKEND DOUBLE, TORONTO CROATIA AND OTTAWA WIZARDS ALSO WIN
Steven Said struck the important lone marker for York Region Shooters to lift the Shooters to a second place tie with Metro Lions, each with 27 points. The Shooters have two games remaining with a 8-6-3 WLT record and are one of four teams battling for the two remaining playoff positions in the Eastern Conference after Ottawa Wizards secured their spot in the race for the Rogers Cup. Toronto Croatia is assured of being one of the sucessful teams to advance to the playoffs and the 3-1 win over Toronto Supra Friday emphasized the superiority of the Mississauga team in the Western Division. Domagoj Sain, Velimir Crljen and Hugo Alstitud scored for Croatia, while Daryl Gomez scored a consolation goal for Toronto Supra. Toronto Croatia improves to 9-4-4 for 31 points while Toronto Supra are at 3-8-3 for 12 points at the foot of the Eastern Conference. Samuel Huzan tallied the lone goal for Vaughan Sun Devils in a squeaker at Dufferin Clark Friday that was delayed for 30 minutes due to a downpour and lightning.
Brothers Tom Kouzmanis and Tom Kouzmanis each scored for the Sun Devils in the 2-1 win Saturday; Jerry Pean scored the lone marker for the Dynamites.The Sun Devils lift themselves one position as a result of the back-to-back wins and are now in sixth place with 17 points from a 5-8-2 record. Montreal now have a 6-4-3 record, still with 21 points. Kevin Nelson scored twice for the Wizards in their 5-1 win and so did Urbain Some. Robin Hart got the single from the penalty spot and Jamil Welch scored the lone goal for Durham. Ottawa Wizards now have 40 points from a 13-1-1 record in their runaway win of the Eastern Conference. Durham Flames are at 7-8-2 still with 23 points.