2011 looked like it would be a great year for the Chaos.
First of all, JOEY was returning to the net. Everyone was
looking forward to his usual performance . . . especially all the local
establishments - casinos, beer stores and of course the clubs.
The next big surprise awaiting the Chaos was the stellar accommodations.
Yes Chaos fans, the returning champions were living in style as
champions should. The hotel was in a very nice area and many
rooms had great rooms with a view of the falls. Many people
commented that the view was right where JOEY went over several years
back - was this an omen of things to come? The fans would
have to wait and see.
This year the Chaos had a late starting game but they
would also be without two of their stellar players for Game 1 (Phylactou
and Kappler). Well, maybe not stellar players, but players
nonetheless. As usual, there was the pre-game get together
to have a few cold ones and get the over-under bets placed. This
year there would be a big surprise. Due to the inevitable
shrinking of the traditional Chaos jerseys due to so many washings,
Captain Chaos had new and improved jerseys made. These
jerseys were not just your run of the mill jersey. They were
complete with socks and names including one mistake as Pete had to put
on a jersey with "O. McDonald" Obviously a typo where they just
missed the straight line of the "P". How would the OLD man of the
team react? Those in the know saw a quiet determination building
inside as he gritted his teeth and slammed down yet another beer and
handful of cashews. Pete planned to show everyone just what
that "O" was going to represent. In addition to the
jersey and socks, the Captain provided everyone with nice new
Chaos shirt and Macaskill chipped in with an awesome new hat for
everyone. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it certainly seemed another great
year for the Chaos - the Championship seemed inevitable.
||Game 1 - April 29 - Opponent - The Legends from Mississauga,
The late game seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for the Chaos to
avoid their usual Friday doldrums. Although it would be
difficult for the 3Ms to play together due to slackers Brian and Steve
blowing off the game, The Captain was confident they would play together
enough to carry the team. The Chaos struck early when Willy Owen
buried a nice shot from the face-off circle on a nice set-up from
Winchester. Incredible as it may sound, there would be only one
more goal all weekend without the stamp of one of the Mighty 3Ms (does this
make it 4Ms?). The 2nd Chaos goal was scored by none other
than "O" McDonald. After Paul sent the puck down the ice, Captain
Chaos chased it down and made a real pass to Pete who made no mistake with a
spectacular one-timer into the corner of the net.
The next Chaos goal was scored by "Y" McDonald. He picked up a pass
from someone, skated out front and patiently waited for the goalie to drop
and then in the tradition of "O" McDonald, "Y" McDonald ripped it upstairs.
Things were looking good for the Chaos. With the victory
secured, JOEY decided to take a nap and somehow The Legends scored two more
goals just to make it interesting. With time running out and the
6th attacker on the ice, how would the Chaos react. Do you really have
to ask? Captain Chaos did the only sensible thing. He put the 3M
line out and to nobody's surprise, Mike put in the clincher after "Y"
McDonald somehow missed the empty net. To the surprise of all
3Ms, Captain Chaos picked up yet another player of the game award for his
trophy case. No doubt due to his decision to keep the 3M line
out there at crunch time and his good sense to pass the puck to "O" McDonald
in the first period. Nice work everyone. Final score -
||Game 2 - April 30 - Opponent - Premature Shooters from
With the return of Phylactou and Kappler, the Chaos were riding high and
feeling good. Why was this? Simple, because it meant that the
3Ms would be playing the entire game together. Good for the Chaos, bad
for the Premature Shooters. Unfortunately for Brian, because he
was running just a little late, he missed Chaos history . . . or should I
say hockey history. To the surprise of none of the 3Ms, they
started the game and believe it or not, "O" McDonald lit the red light just
9 seconds into the game. Yes, you heard that right. 9 Seconds.
It was so fast that many of the Chaos players had not even settled onto the
bench and didn't know what happened. Right off the face-off Paul
broke in on the right side and set Mike up for his patented one-timer in the
slot. The shot did not get through but Pete's speed and hustle had him
perfectly positioned by the goal post where he knew the puck would ricochet.
He made no mistake and absolutely buried the puck. Chaos 1, Hapless
Shooters 0. 9 seconds into the game. Most who were there
would say it was less than 9 seconds. The scorekeeper was so stunned
he didn't stop the clock for at least 5 seconds. That means the goal
actually only took 4 seconds which beats the NHL record by one second.
How would the Shooters react? Would it be a rout? Would the
Chaos continue the brutality and score every 9 seconds and win 200 - 0?
No, this would not happen. In fact, the Chaos quickly realized that
the Shooters were a team to be reckoned with. They were tough, but the
Chaos were tougher. In the 2nd period it looked like the 3Ms would
strike again, but Paul was hauled down and given a penalty shot.
He made great move, had the goalie down and the whole net to shoot at but
unfortunately he shot it high into the net above the glass. It
would take until the 3rd period before either team could equal what the 3Ms
had done in a mere 9 seconds. Incredibly, the next Chaos
goal would happen with all 3Ms on the bench as Captain Chaos sent the puck
to Winchester who buried it in the bottom corner of the net. It was
The Captain's second legitimate assist of the weekend. But this time,
that one assist was not enough for the Player of the Game award. The
final goal of the game was one of the best of the weekend. To
the surprise of nobody, the 3Ms came out and put up one more tally as Paul
broke in with a Shooter hanging all over him. It did not stop the "Y"
man from a pretty backhander that left the goalie wondering what happened.
Player of the game honors went to JOEY for his shutout. It was well
deserved but all knew it was only because they could not award the player of
the game to 3 people.
||Game 3 - April 30 - Floaters - Mississauga, Ontario
The Chaos and Floaters both entered the game 2-0, so an agreement was
reached that the Saturday game would be for the Championship. The
Chaos were confident and riding high, but unfortunately, it was not to be.
The Floaters were a very good team and also pretty much a bunch of hacks.
With Sandstrom in the box, the Chaos had several chances to get the first
goal shorthanded and set the tone, but it did not happen. The Floater
goalie played a stellar game, the Floaters scored a couple goals, and the
rout was on. In the worst performance in recent memory, the Chaos were
outscored 6-0 on the scoresheet. Mike still believes he scored one goal
off a great pass from Pete after Pete was crunched into the boards, but
unfortunately, the replay boys in Toronto really didn't care. It
didn't matter. It was a true beating. A beating so bad that
despite giving up 6 goals, JOEY was awarded his 2nd player of the game
award. Not that anyone on the team deserved one. To
a man, the Chaos players were PO'd. To a man, they vowed
revenge. They will be back in 2012. Ready to go.
Whatever it takes . . . The Championship will return to the Chaos.