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Life rallies in third for 5-5 tie and first place finish.


The first and last place teams met in the south rink in week 11. For two periods the last place team looked like the first place team, then they started playing like the last place team again.

Steve Iannetti opened the scoring when his first shot hit a Life defenseman in the nuts. Steve grabbed the puck and skated around the duressed player and beat Ben for the goal.

It took just 33 seconds for Al Peterson to tie it for Life. Chewie would hit the net instead of the ref, and red was back on top at 2-1.

In the 2nd  Lloyd and Caruso had Candyland up 4-1 and all was gum drops for the red team. That would be all the red scoring for the day though.

Mark DeFilippis tipped home a shot, then Melito and Thompson would each score and the game would be tied at 5-5 with 1:44 to play.

Melito would miss a penalty shot in that third period, and it came back to cost them two points.

Neither team would score in OT, but all Life needed was a point to clinch the top playoff seed.

"Having Peterson back was huge," said Bill Osbahr. "All our water bottles were filled, and the door was closed behind us every time."

These two teams will meet in the playoffs in two weeks.


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