Local ball hockey is on a brief break due to Cayman’s national festival.
Pirates Week officially ends this weekend and throughout the last few days, local skaters have made time to enjoy the swashbucklers and revelry. When all the merry-making is over next week, the attention will shift back to the Kings Sports Centre Fall ball hockey league where the Barracudas are the team to beat with a competition-best 6-1-3 record.
Hot on their heels are the 5-2-3 Devil Rays, the 4-1-5 Sharks and the 3-7 Pirates. The statistics show an equally compact group as the Barracudas barely top the league in goals scored (45) and goals allowed (31), with the Rays (43 goals scored) and Sharks (32 goals allowed) not far behind.
The race for individual accolades is also close as Brian Lehnerer of the Rays is the leading scorer with 13 goals, just ahead of Evan Ellbogen of the Barracudas (12 goals), Claude Plamondon of the Sharks (eight goals) and Matt Stone of the Sharks and Ryan Pull of the Barracudas (both have six goals).
Leo Kassam of the Rays has a league-high seven assists, with four players boasting six assists – namely: Stone, Dennis Paschier of the Barracudas, Jagger Hope of the Rays and Plamondon.
Round 11 of the league is slated for Nov. 27 with the Pirates against the Rays at 8 p.m. and the Sharks battling the Barracudas at 9 p.m.