Lovers defeated Celtics 2-3, 4-1, 3-1
Eight teams from two divisions
qualified for the ice hockey
tournament. The Lovers took their
unbeaten record into the playoffs
and dispatched the Hogs 6-1 and
the Nads 4-1. The Celtics finished
first in their division and edged by
4Q2 3-2 and won by overtime shots
over perennial hockey power
In game one of the final, Celtics
stunned the Lovers 3-2. Jerry
Wainio, Todd Fillion and Mike
Shields scored for the Celtics. In game two, Dan Lanigan from Bill
Morrissey put the Lovers ahead at
7:08 of the 1st period. Lanigan's
second goal came as the period
ended. In the 2nd period, Morrissey
and Ryan Andrew put the game out
The Lovers took the
second game 4-1 to tie the series at
a game a piece.
In the rubber game, both goalies
held tough deep into the 1st period
until 5:10 when the Lovers Andrew
faked left and shot right to sneak
one past Celtics goalie Mike
Buckley. That lone goal stood up
until 10:42 of the 3rd period.
Lanigan found the back of the net to
give the Lovers a 2-0 lead.
Buckley's superb play kept his team
in the game, but Celtics Corey
Black got his team on the board.
With 2:02 left in the game, Andrew
tallied again to ice the game and give
the Lovers a 3-1 victory and the title.