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YMCA crowns floor hockey champion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Avanti’s ends title drought

Photo contributed by YMCA – Members of the YMCA floor hockey champion Avanti’s team include Jeff Page, Matt Page, Scott Hiddie, CJ Lindsay, Cory Bedford, Eric Hoffermann, Jen Hoffermann, Sara Page, Jeff Stanton, Tony Gagliardi, Jay Oberholtzer and Travis Kennie.

The fourth time proved to be the charm for Avanti’s!

After coming up short in the title game the previous three years Avanti’s finally captured the YMCA floor hockey playoff championship with a 6-3 victory over Team RamRod this past Saturday.

Jeff Page and Matt Page both scored two goals for Avanti’s as Scott Hiddie and CJ Lindsay each netted one.

The Avanti’s roster also includes Cory Bedford, Eric Hoffermann, Jen Hoffermann, Sara Page, Jeff Stanton, Tony Gagliardi, Jay Oberholtzer and Travis Kennie.

Trevor Powers scored two goals and Chuck Foley one for Team RamRod.

In the semifinals, Avanti’s nipped Canal Country Artisans 8-7 in overtime and Team RamRod upset top seeded Drum Oil 4-3.

The quarterfinals saw Avanti’s defeat Goal Busters 14-1, Drum Oil down Barn Busters 9-4, Canal Country Artisans blank Avengers 7-0 and Team RamRod top Men With Wood 5-2.

BarnBusters also posted a 8-1 victory over Knights in the opening round.

Final Regular Season Standings

Drum Oil 7-1, Avanti’s 7-1, Canal Country Artisans 5-3, Men With Wood 5-3, Team RamRod 4-4, Avengers 4-4, Goal Busters 2-6, Barn Busters 1-7, Knights 1-7.