Thursday, April 3, 2008

WCBN Broomball Reaches Elite 8

Ann Arbor -- WCBN rode a second consecutive shutout in as
many nights from unanimous All-American goalie, Jon "Iron Curtain" Moore (Searsport, ME / Searsport District High School) to a 1-0 victory over One. WCBN was able to overcome their lowest goal output thanks to sensational saves by Moore.

Once again, Ben "Big Bomber" Betzler (San Antonio, TX / Ronald Reagan High School) provided all the offense on the night, scoring at the 3:04 mark in the second half. Controversy ensued as the ball appeared to deflect off the broom of Chelsea "Superwoman" Slater (Cincinnati , OH / Turpin High School). Video replay did not provide conclusive evidence to overturn the call on the ice, so the goal was credited to Betzler. Co-captain, Andrew "Anger" Seid (San Antonio, TX / Ronald Reagan High School) picked up his second assist of the season.

For the first time all season, WCBN had to overcome some internal turmoil as
Kevin "Hulk Hogan" Gregus (Crystal Lake, IL / Prairie Ridge High School) had to be separated from an irate Seid during halftime. Rachel Burns was able to hold back the Hulkster to prevent further injury to Seid who suffered a vicious slash to the right hand earlier in the game.

While Moore got the player of the game award, honorable mention goes to Tony "Don't call me Michael" Bolton (Canton, MI / Salem High School) as he and captain, Stuart Zaas (Solon, OH/ Solon High School) anchored the strong defensive effort despite being matched up against the strongest slap-shot WCBN has seen to date.

X-rays were taken of Seid's hand at halftime which turned out negative. Claire Otwell (Traverse City, MI / Traverse City High School) sat this game out with a sprained right ankle. Zaas played again despite extreme sleep deprivation. Zaas is not expected to recover by tomorrow as he is up at 3 AM writing this recap instead of sleeping, but is likely to play anyways.

Next up for WCBN will be an elite eight matchup versus #1 seeded Black Ice(6-0) at 11:20 PM at Yost Ice Arena. This game may be viewed on MD (moderate definition) on ESPN Classic Canadian 8 - Da Eight Eh?

Game One Recap
Game Two Recap
Game Three Recap
Game Four Recap (Playoffs Round 1)
Game Five Recap (Playoffs Round 2)

Co-Rec B Novice Level A Playoff Bracket

Betzler 1-0-1
Seid 0-1-1
Moore 8 Saves, 100% save percentage

Season Leaders:

1) Slater 14
2) Zaas 10
3) Gregus 6
3) Seid 6

1) Slater 12
2) Zaas 6
3) Betzler 4
3) Seid 4

1) Gregus 4
1) Zaas 4
3) Slater 2
3) Otwell 2
3) Seid 2

Jon Moore .912 save percentage; 0.67 Goals Against Per Game

  • With the win, WCBN Sports is on a franchise high six-game winning streak.
  • This is the first appearance for WCBN in the elite eight
  • Otwell, Zaas, and Slater are all listed as probable on the official injury report
  • Seid is listed as questionable, pending a visit to UHS in the morning
  • Player of the game: Jon Moore - allowed 0 goals
  • Game Time: 33 minutes
  • Attendance: 4
Media Contact: Stuart Zaas (440-227-5897)


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Tony Bolton said...

And how does Seid pick up an assist while he was on the sidelines during the goal? Interesting.

Stu said...

he's just that good

Anonymous said...

How can you silence the masses? Deleting my comments only encourages continued commenting on your pictures. Look at the goofy grin of the number 22, he must be drunk as well.

Anonymous said...

Censoring posts is not being a man of the people... but you can't talk junk against the incomprable Jon Moore

Anonymous said...

It was not junk sir, as the "incomparable Jon Moore" just looked like he was having a great time. In fact, you could say that the picture looked like that of a young California governor, if he had a little to drink.