The Hash Slinger Slashers enter the co-rec floor hockey tournament as the heavy favorites after going undefeated in the regular season.
The Hash Slinger Slashers are led offensively by Victoria Camp and Will Perreault, who have five and three goals respectively on the season.
They will also rely on the solid goal keeping of Ross Kiah, who leads the league with 15 saves.
If The Mighty Pucks are going to have a chance to upset them in the first round, they will need a solid performance from Nicole Morano, who averages four saves a game.
A solid performance from Morano combined with finding someone who can step up and score will be The Mighty Pucks best chance at an upset.
In the other co-rec floor hockey semi-final Doughty Little Secret comes in as the slight favorite after defeating their semi-final opponent Benchwarmers seven to five in the last game of the regular season.
If Caroline Hird repeats her hat-trick performance from the regular season match-up, Doughty Little Secret will be tough to beat.
Todd Patnaude had nine saves in the regular-season meeting for Benchwarmers, acting as a brick wall at times during the game.
If he can sustain that performance for a full game, Benchwarmers should be within striking distance in the third period, where anything can happen.
In the men’s floor hockey playoffs, three teams enter with 4-1 records and all are thinking about bringing home a championship.
Parliament comes in led by Zachary Dykun and Tyler McKelvie, who have scored seven and six goals respectively on the season.
Parliament’s defense is what truly sets them apart, as they’ve only allowed seven goals in five games on the season.
Also coming in at 4-1 is Top Twine, led in scoring by the two-headed monster of Derek Clark and Greg Kehas, each with seven goals on the season.
Top Twine’s only loss on the season came at the hands of top-seeded Parliament, who they lost to in the season opener, four to two. A potential rematch between these two teams could be interesting to see which team improved the most throughout the regular season. The last 4-1 team is Multiple Scoregasms, led on offense by goalkeeper and captain Matt Salvatore who has 23 saves on the season. Multiple Scoregasms has perhaps the most evenly-balanced offense in the tournament, with Aaron Hibbard, Michael Noeth, Cody Richard and Nic Longo all having more than four goals on the season.
The dark horse to win the tournament comes in the form of The Lucky Pucks, entering as the number five seed with a 2-2-1 record. Joey Libby led the league with 12 goals on the season and is a threat to score from anywhere on the floor.
Combined with a solid performance from goalie Robert Hamilton, The Lucky Pucks could catch a top-seed by surprise.
Nick D’Amato is the intramural coordinator and can be contacted at email@example.com