by WCHL on June 12th, 2022

Yesterday the Seals completed the season winning their first ever Jason Drapinski Memorial Cup! It was truly an amazing season, full of challenges along the way. The battles fought by all three teams in our comeback season was something we almost could not have dreamed of.

We want to congratulate both the Seals and Wolf Pack for putting on a great show for all to watch in the finals. The game (and series) was competitive throughout and each team had a legitimate chance at taking home the title this year. But the Seals proved to be number one in the end.

In addition, Seals goalie/forward Dean Olivas, Jr was named the playoff MVP. His first time winning the award since the 2003-04 season. Olivas became the first player every to record both a game winning goal and record a victory as a goalie in league history. Congrats to him on this accomplishment!

We've got more news coming on the horizon, but let's soak this one in for now. Thank you to everyone for helping us put on another great season of wheelchair hockey. We can't wait to get back next season.

by WCHL on June 12th, 2022

FINALLY BEATEN! It had to happen eventually, and it did when the Wolf Pack needed it most. The Seals undefeated streak came to end at the hand of the Wolf Pack in a 10-6 victory.
The game started out looking like an instant classic. With both goalies Dean Olivas and Ian Zurawski making timely saves to ensure their teams still had a chance. The Seals would find themselves looking to protect a 3-1 lead going into period number two.

Period two saw the Wolf Pack really start to put the pressure on. Their relentless approach kept them in the game as they peppered the Seals goalie with shots. The Wolf Pack put up a staggering 32 shots on goal in the second alone while the Seals could only put together 13. The Wolf Pack would win the lopsided period 4-3, but still be down 6-5 as a result.
And then came the deciding third. The Wolf Pack needed a big period to keep their season alive. Much like the previous round, they decided to show up most when it mattered. The Wolf Pack would continue their onslaught and the goals would pour on. They scored 3 goal in the first 15 minutes giving them a nice two goal lead. The Seals could barely get any traction going. In a last ditch effort to create some offense, the Seals pulled Dean Olivas on to offense, but it would go for naught as the Wolf Pack would add another two goals by Tristan Parent to wrap things up.

After a close two games there is no telling how things will turn out at this point. But one thing is for certain, we are going to game 3 again! The equivalent of a game 7 in our sport it will be a winner take all to crown this years' Jason Drapinski Memorial Cup champions.

by WCHL on May 16th, 2022

Some are calling it the best game of all time! The Seals and Wolf Pack toed off in a thriller this past Saturday.

The two teams started out in a deadlock after the first period, being a 0-0 afair. Each team had a fair amount of scoring chances, but the goalies AND the posts were up to the task.

The second period started with Seals grabbing an early lead with Trei Cools netting his first of the game. It wouldn't take long for the Wolf Pack to answer back as Brent Severance scored on a slick pass set up by Zeljko Sreckovic. A scary moment would be soon to follow as Trei Cools chair tipped over. But after a break to settle down from the shake up, Cools would do the unthinkable. Off the floor and on the board. Cools netted a goal just shortly after on a perfect pass by Dean Olivas putting the Seals up 2-1 heading in to the third.

Early in the third the Seals again scored, this time Alex Ernsberger netting one to make it 3-1. The game seemed to be tilting in the Seals favor before the Wolf Pack stormed back with a fury. Piotr Pasik was able to put in back to back goals in two minutes, one from half court and one on a perfect pass from Brent Severance. Just as soon as the Wolf Pack could get the momentum back, the Seals took it away. Dean Olivas scored on a goal that just snuck by goalie Ian Zurawski only 10 second after the Wolf Pack tied things up.

The Seals hung tight despite some pushes by the Wolf Pack at the end, ultimately coming away with a victory in game one. These two teams will square off once more on June 4th. If the Seals will they will capture glory, but the Wolf Pack will be looking to make sure there is at least one more game this year.

Watch the game back here:

by WCHL on May 8th, 2022

The first round concluded in truly one of the greatest comebacks in WCHL history. Down 8-4 heading in to the third period, the Wolf Pack seemed like they were down and out. However, they proved that would not be the case. Lead by captain Tristan Parent they scored 8 unanswered goals in the third securing the improbable.

The Hornets put together a great season and we would like to congratulate them on that!

The Wolf Pack now set their eyes on the finals as they get ready to take on the Seals for the Jason Drapinski Memorial Cup in a battle that should be one for the ages!

by WCHL on May 8th, 2022

Stayin' alive! The Wolf Pack were able to double up on the Hornets in game two to keep their dreams alive. The two teams will face off one last time this season to see who is going to meet the Seals in the finals. Should be a great game this Saturday on May 7th!

by WCHL on April 25th, 2022

The Wolf Pack and Hornets duked it out in the first game of the playoffs. The Hornets controlled much of the pace of the game, but the Wolf Pack made a late push in an attempt to come back. Despite their efforts, the Hornets ultimate came out on top taking game one. These two teams will see each other soon, playing in game two on April 30th. If the Hornets will, they will have marked their path to the Jason Drapinski Memorial Cup Finals. Do or die time for the Wolf Pack!

by WCHL on April 11th, 2022

The Hornets and Wolf Pack played a dynamite game on Saturday. The first period saw a dead lock resulting in a 5 to 5 score. Both Kevin Konfara and Tristan Parent matched each other in terms of their scoring ability, keeping their teams tied.

The second period saw the depth players for the Wolf Pack rise to the occasion. Both Zeljko Sreckovic and Jordan Zmich (subbing for the Wolf Pack) netted goals as they took a lead going in to the third period.

And with that lead in the third they never looked back. Ian Zurawski came up strong despite a big push from the Hornets late in the game, leading his team to victory and officially locking in second place!

The Wolf Pack (seed 2) and Hornets (seed 3) will both lock up again on April 23rd and April 30th as the playoffs get under way. If the series is tied after this game we'll see these two dual it out for a deciding game three on May 7th, and if not, the winner will meet the Seals in the finals.

And that is a wrap on the 2022 regular season!

by WCHL on April 10th, 2022

Congratulations to this years Seals team on achieving the difficult task of being unbeaten all season. There have been several teams that have achieved this feat, but none since 2008-09. This is also the first time in the 8 games per season era that this has happened. The Seals will get a well earned break and await the winner of the first round to battle it out for the Jason Drapinski Memorial Cup.

by WCHL on April 10th, 2022

The Seals and the Hornets faced off for the fourth and final time for the regular season on March 26th. The Seals were seemingly asleep during the 1st period with uncharacteristic play coming from them, almost like they were thinking far too much and not flowing with the game. The Hornets tried there best to take advantage, a special shout out to Tristan Parent who subbed for the absent Kevin Konfara. The first period ended with a score of 1-1. The second and third periods saw the dominate Seals team that everyone is used to seeing come to light. Despite being outshot in first, the Seals woke up, with forward Anthony Theuer scoring 3 Goals in the second and 4 Goals in the third period with the help of his teammates Trei Cools and Jordan Zmich. The Hornets played as best as they could considering they were missing key players from their team. 

The final score was 8 - 4. This brings the Seals record to 7-0-1! 

The Hornets drop to 2-5-0 making the game that takes place on April 9th an important one vs the Wolf Pack for 2nd place!

by WCHL on March 16th, 2022

The 2021-22 WCHL awards ballot is now live! Voting will end on April 16th and 12 PM EST. Be sure to get your votes in. Please only vote ONCE. Players and volunteers votes will be the only ones counted.