Team Impulse Edges Screamin' Jays 6-5 for Yule Log Title
Posted By: uuhadood
Sunday, January 03, 2016
Yule Log finalists: (back row, left to right) Jody Yvonne, Mario Vella, Dan Kleiman, Sebastian Vella, Paul Aucoin, Kelly Dutton, Fernando Freitas, Ariel Cabalin, Greg Thomas, Dave Bidini, Seth Singer, Brad Sveistrup, Jimmy Murphy, Eric Toth, Jon Weier, Simon Evers, Tim Posgate, Sean Cullen, Scott Pettus, Glen Gummerson, (front row) Luke Smit, Vlad Inteligator, Scott Montgomery, Rodney Merchant, Luis Freitas, Marc Hickox (with Yule Log), Stephen Cribbin, Steve Levine, Joseph Desjardins and Richard Clarkin (and timekeeper Louie Desjardin standing in background). Photo: Chuck Molgat (referee)
TORONTO - Team Impulse (above in orange) posted a 6-5 victory over the Screamin' Jays in the 2015 Yule Log Championship Final to lay claim to the coveted Yule Log. Both finalists defeated the Big Stars in the first day of Yule Log competition, prompting Impulse GM Eric Toth and Jays' counterpart Luke Smit to opt for a two-hour Championship Final (the two teams - both already through to the Final) would've faced off for a round-robin match, followed by a one-hour Final, otherwise). Despite enjoying a three-goal lead near the midway point of the 60-minute stop-time game, the jazz-loving Impulse side succumbed to a late offensive push from the Jays who nearly tied the game in the last few seconds with goalie Luis Freitas pulled for the extra attacker. The one-goal lead stood up, though, as Toth and comapny were presented with the coveted birch Yule Log - sourced this year from the wilds of Herb Lake, Ontario. Congrats to team Impulse and a Happy New Year to all participants!