Burlington League Grabs First Ever Vermont Floor Hockey Cup

posted Apr 29, 2012, 6:54 PM by VT Floor Hockey   [ updated Apr 29, 2012, 7:04 PM ]
Vermont Floor Hockey Cup Winter 2012

The Racers, who play in the Greater Burlington Coed Floor Hockey League, are the first ever winners of the Vermont Floor Hockey Cup. They defeated the Night Hawks of the Barre-Montpelier League by a score of 6 to 5 on Sunday April 29 at The Edge in Essex.

The Vermont Floor Hockey Cup is the overall Club Championship game of Vermont Floor Hockey Inc., a coed adult social club funded back in 2001 to permit friends in their adult age to meet and play floor hockey in a fun and friendly competitive way. The Club has now 100 plus members over two leagues in the Burlington and the Barre-Montpelier areas.

Vermont Floor Hockey has been providing fall and winter coed floor hockey leagues in the Burlington Area for the last 10 years. Strong of this success, Vermont Floor Hockey formed, for the first time this past winter, a new league in the Barre-Montpelier Area.

The Vermont Floor Hockey Cup game was held between the champions of the Greater Burlington league, the Racers and those of the Barre-Montpelier league, the Night Hawks.

During their respective regular seasons, the Night Hawks finished in 1st place out of 4 teams, had a goal differential of plus 48 and an average of 889, while the Racers finished 3rd out of 8 teams, had a goal differential of plus 45 and an average of 714.

With two unanswered goals early in the championship game, everything seemed to indicate that it would be the Racers all the way. But little by little, the Night Hawks chased whatever was preventing them from being equal to themselves and started making precise passes and unwinding hard shots on net. For the remainder of the game, the two teams were equally matched  and it took some opportunist from the part of the Racers to pocket a couple of goals on penalty shots to get ahead in the scoring.  The Night Hawks were awarded a penalty shot with 20 seconds to go in the game and were one shot away from tying the score and taking this into overtime. The Racers goalie made the save on the penalty shot and the Racers hold one to their one goal margin to win the game and the first Vermont Floor Hockey Cup title.
The Racers were represented by goalie C. Chase, B. Hannessey, J. Kelly, D. Lafferiere, T. Marsha, C. Prior J. Prior and J. Vaughan.  The Night Hawks included C. Amell, T. Cole, G. Dukette, A. Fifield, S. Hurley, D. MacDougall, H. Russo and goalie R. Knapp.