Off to Coventry today for EPL Play Off Finals. Not the same without Lightning being there though . C'mon Phoenix! If it's a Slough vs Sheffield final it'd perhaps be one of the worse games of Ice Hockey ever so please make it Flames vs Phoenix.
How were the games? I'm quite pleased Slough won, I'm not sure why really. Underdogs I guess.
GB were unlucky not to get something out of their first game at the World Champs yesterday.
And please tell me you all saw the Pens v Flyers game last night. If you didn't, buy Gamecenter right now and watch it from start to finish. Absolutely electric game, completely insane.
To be fair to Slough they were by far the best team all weekend! Although it makes me feel a little better we got knocked out to the eventual winners, I can't help but think that could of been us.
Anyways here are my reviews of the games:
Guildford Flames 2 - 3 Slough Jets. Guildford were on for the treble which only Peterborough have done, and looked to be set for the final after being 2-0 up. But even then they never looked impressive at all and took their foot off the gas and Slough came right back into it and deserved to win it. Was a poor game though
Manchester Phoenix 5 - 5 Sheffield Steeldogs (Mancs win on PS). Great game probably the game of the weekend actually! Mancs powerplay got them the goals as expected against Sheffield who were going for penalties galore due to a Mr Payette (More on him later). Anyways so Mancs were 5-2 up, and then Sheffield got back into it through a blue line rocket and Mr Ozolins (who else). Then for some reason! Tony Hand called a time out with 20 seconds left in Normal time, Why? It allowed Payette to rally the troops and they scored to send it to OT. In OT 2 amazing saves from Fone (Open goal and dived across absolutely world class) and Bowns (1 on 1 with Manchester forward). But when it went to penalties you knew Mancs had the more class forwards to win them the game.
And now for Mr Payette! At the end of the 2nd period it went into a mass brawl. A Manchester play cheap shotted a Sheffield one as the whistle blew then it all kicked off! Bowns punched someone in the back of the head, mass brawl, Payette fighting with someone, but was kicking all over the ice. Then! When Payette went off someone threw beer over him! Apparently it was McPhearson from Lightning, but many deny this. IF it was Grant I'd be very disappointed and imagine Nick would have a serious word with him. Anyways the next day Payette was giving it the gob saying how he was an angel apparently and Grant should be locked up for something that he hasn't been proven of.
And the final. Manchester Phoenix 1 - 4 Slough Jets. Slough dominated this game, Manchester didn't have a clue.
So that's Coventry 2012! Roll on the close season! MKL for Calder is a go apparently which makes me a very very happy man.
Oh and Penguins game was insane!