By Franklin Heinzmann
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – It’s been a while since the Game of the Week has been published. To celebrate its return from a brief hiatus, smack dab in the middle of playoffs season at the Epic Center, let’s take a look at every playoff matchup that will take place in Tuesday Roller Hockey Mixed and Tuesday Men’s Soccer Blue.
Tuesday Roller Hockey Blue
Crystal Palace v Royal Wristers
After taking down Puckhounds and upsetting the undefeated Blazing Nuggets on Tuesday night, Crystal Palace has a spot in the semifinals. Jason F. leads Crystal Palace with 27 points. Kevin C. leads the team with 18 goals. Similar to Crystal Palace, Royal Wristers upset the second placed Puckin’ Monkeys to get a spot in the semifinals. Wristers forward Blaine B. has the most goals (26) and points (35) of each player on the four remaining teams. Jacob S. leads the Wristers with 11 assists.
Invaders vs Red Machine
These two teams played their best when it mattered the most. The teams that finished 6th and 7th on the standings are facing off in the other semifinal matchup. The Invaders are led by Michael K. and Jeffery S, who have 30 and 23 points respectively. Red Machine is led by their stout defense, they’ve given up the least amount goals (50) of the four teams remaining on Tuesday. Blake S., Red Machine’s goaltender, has a .828 save percentage in the 13 games he’s played this session.
Tuesday Men’s Soccer Blue
BSC Sky vs Celtic
BSC Sky finished the session first overall in the standings. BSC Sky forward Josh scored a league-leading 12 goals this session. That’s more than double the four players tied for second place with five goals. They’ll take on Celtic, who’s had experience winning the League Champs t-shirts in the past. They’ll look to channel their past glory into their matchup on Tuesday night.
Shamrocks vs Mad Lads United
Shamrocks and Mad Lads United are separated by three points in the standings. They split their season series, winning a game apiece. Shamrocks are led by Chris C, who leads the team with five goals. The Shamrocks backline is stout as well. They gave up just one goal in three of their six games this session. Mad Lads United are led by forwards Lucas M, and new addition Brandon H. They have a combined eight goals this session.
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