Sharks chomp up Pirates, Devil Rays sting Barracudas

The Sharks continue to circle Kings Sports Center for more prey. 

The squad sits 5-1 atop the Caribbean Creations Ball Hockey League at Kings. Their most recent feeding frenzy was a 4-1 thrashing of the Pirates last Thursday. Jamie Nelson, Claude Plamondon and Steven Taylor scored for the winners while Jesse Walker nabbed a goal for the Pirates. 

Plamondon is emerging as a strong Most Valuable Player candidate with a league-leading nine goals and nine assists through the season’s first six weeks. Not far off that pace is teammate Brad De Schiffert with six goals and five assists. A pair of defensemen are alo playing well as Paule Peene boasts five goals and Robert Mahadeo sports four assists. 

Veteran leadership has been crucial for the Sharks, who were last season’s finalists. The numbers point to offensive brilliance with a competition-best 34 goals. But their defense remains a strong suit behind Tim Courtis, Tim Woolaver and goalie Shawn Lunt. 

With the loss, the Pirates are in a tie for second with the Barracudas. Both have identical 2-1-3 records. The Barracudas are coming off a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the Deloitte Devil Rays, the reigning champions. Leo Kassam and Jason Windsor led the scoring charge doe Deloitte, with goals from Jered Vienneau and Brian Lehnerer. Evan Ellbogen had the lone score for the Barracudas. 

Deloitte, who look like a different team with the loss of Rob Rintoul, improved to 2-4 on the season and sit last in the standings.  

The league is on a break for Pirates Week and resumes play next Thursday, Nov. 21, with the Devil Rays battling the Pirates and the Barracudas facing the Sharks. 

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Claude Plamondon is arguably the league’s best player.

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Steven Taylor scored for the Sharks. – PHOTOS: MATTHEW YATES

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Leo Kassam stars for the Devil Rays.
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