After 15 weeks of blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice, I-Slam Hockey's Season V comes to an end in stunning fashion!
Ikhlas, after winning the first game of the I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 Championship Finals, fell to Sabr in the second game forcing an overtime to determine a winner. In overtime, leading scorer Omar Sabri came through for Ikhlas beating Sabr goaltender Yasar Razvi to win the game, the series and the I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 Championship for Ikhlas. Ikhlas captain and forward Bilal Buttar was awarded the I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 Playoff MVP for his impressive playoff performance while Ikhlas General Manager Tariq Ayubi would also go on to win the I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 General Manager's Award for the second straight season.
Ikhlas goaltender Sameer Subedar becomes the first goaltender in I-Slam Hockey history to win two I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 Championships while captain Bilal Buttar becomes the first player in I-Slam Hockey history to win two I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 Playoff MVP awards. Congratulations!
Similarly, in Tier-2 of I-Slam Hockey, Haya won the first game of the I-Slam Hockey Championship Finals in convincing fashion before dropping the second to a dominant Tawakul team by a score of 3-0. Forced with an overtime to determine the winner, Haya forward Farooq Sani came through for his team giving Haya the I-Slam Hockey Tier-2 Championship. Haya goaltender Ali Khwaja was named the Tier-2 Playoff MVP. Haya players would rack up several awards for their efforts but none more deservedly-so than Haya General Manager Imran Lakhanpal who would win the I-Slam Hockey Tier-2 General Manager's Award for his efforts.
Haya defensemen Zuhair Fancy and Farrukh Khan become the first players in I-Slam Hockey history to win two I-Slam Hockey Tier-2 Championships. Congratulations!
X Marks The Spot
Week X - the final week for teams in Tier-2 for the regular season. Four teams will earn spots for the playoffs in order to get a chance at the coveted I-Slam Hockey Championship while two teams will see their seasons end. Who will serve as their team's X-Factors and deliver when the going gets tough? This is the time when champions are made... and when losers fade.
The eighth games of the season will be taking place for teams in Tier-1 before next week's all-out finish! Thanks to the creative genius of I-Slam Hockey President Ibrahim Hindy, Friday, January 20th, 2012 will be the first-ever I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 Blitzkrieg where each Tier-1 team plays twice to end their regular seasons and earn their playoff spots! Endurances will be tested as a span of five hours will see the fates of five teams sealed in their quests to earn the I-Slam Hockey Championship! Regular Season hockey will never be the same again...
I-Slam Hockey Montreal is Here
I-Slam Hockey Montreal is finally here! With plans to begin a league in 2013, I-Slam Hockey Montreal will start operations off with Pickup Hockey taking place each week!
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At The Half-Way
We're almost at the half-way point of the regular season! Tier-1 has all five teams still in the thick of it with one team, ultimately, failing to make the playoffs. Which one will it be? We've seen teams in the past collapse right on the final night of the regular season so is it too early to declare who'll make it and who won't to the playoffs? Sabr, led by Gehad Alhundi and company, have been the most cohesive team but a blockbuster trade that brings defenseman-extraordinaire Dilawar Alvi to the team could be the backbreaker for opposing squads.
In Tier-2, all six teams are waging an epic battle with some amazing individual performances standing out already! Emaan forward Waseem Bangash and Haya forward Abdul-Wahab Mohammad have been on a tear thus far while Ikhlas forward Wakaas Khan seems to be gaining steam. At the end of the day, it'll be the team's performance that matters most and no team can count out Ridha who seem to find a way to come together when it matters most. Zuhd, losers of their first two games, have tied their last two games against tough Tawakul and Haya squads so could Zuhd be finding their rhythm just at the right time?
Season V Begins
On Friday, October 28th, 2011, I-Slam Hockey's fifth season of action begins! With a full slate of games starting from 8pm, the season will be starting off with a bang!
Catch all the action at Rink City... game results will be tweeted and previews, news and rumours and recaps will all be available accordingly each week.
On Saturday, May 14th, 2011, I-Slam Hockey made a $2,500 donation on behalf of the Tier-1 Champions from the 2010-2011 Fall Season of I-Slam Hockey - Ikhlas - to the Muslim Athletic Academy!
I-Slam Hockey President Nauman Abbasi was on hand to present the cheque to Ahmed Chaudhry and Bilal Buttar and the staff of the Muslim Athletic Academy. Ikhlas General Manager Tariq Ayubi and leading scorer Usama Mahmood were on hand representing both Ikhlas and the Muslim Athletic Academy.
On Saturday, June 4th, 2011, I-Slam Hockey made a $2,500 donation on behalf of the Tier-2 Champions from the 2010-2011 Fall Season of I-Slam Hockey - Ridha - to The Hospital for Sick Children!
Ridha General Manager Saqib Sheikh and captain Naveed Mohammad were on hand to present the cheque to Carly O'Neill of the SickKids Foundation.
Ikhlas pulled off a late comeback to push Game Two of the I-Slam Hockey Tier-1 Championship Finals into overtime where Usama Mahmood performed the hero's role. Mahmood scored the championship-winning goal on a great individual effort. Courtesy of Ikhlas, I-Slam Hockey will be donating $2,500 to the Muslim Athletic Academy!
Tariq Ayubi would earn Playoff MVP for Ikhlas while Sajjid Ayubi would earn a Brotherhood Award. Usama Mahmood would win his second-career Goal-Scoring Champion Award.
Ridha, underdogs against the titans known as Yaqeen, would hold on for a 2-2 tie resulting in victory. The I-Slam Hockey Tier-2 Championship Finals would be Ridha's after winning the first game of the series by a score of 2-1. Courtesy of Ridha, I-Slam Hockey will be donating $2,500 to The Hospital for Sick Children!
Hasnain Tirmizey would earn Playoff MVP for Ridha while Saqib Sheikh would earn a Brotherhood Award. Shabil Ahmed would win the Best Defensive Forward Award and Nadeem Hussain would earn the Most-Improved Player Award.
In The Media!
On Monday, January 31st, 2011, I-Slam Hockey's Youth Program was featured in a newspaper article for the Mississauga News! Highlighting the success of both the Junior Team and the Novice Team in winning the OBHA Youth Championships at each level, the article showecased several players from each team as well as coach Naiem Malik!
On Sunday, August 8th, 2010, I-Slam Hockey was featured in a newspaper article for the Toronto Sun! Highlighting the $10,000 charitable contribution that I-Slam Hockey will be making to The Hospital for Sick Children on Saturday, August 14th, 2010, the article showcased the league and some of its organizers and players.