The 2017/2018 Mosca Club Hockey Team for the second time became the EBMHL Champions, capping off a surprise ending to a very crazy season. Many obstacles were laid in the way of a successful season, the schedule for one. There were many games that were played after 10 p.m., making it a very long day for the team, and put lots of pressure on them. During the season, the team’s sponsor, James Mosca rose above this and helped bring the team together to overcome the many hurdles that were laid before them.
The league consisted of six teams, of which the Mosca Club was seeded fifth, and prior to the start of the first game the team had to under go a few critical roster changes. The team made it to the quarterfinals. During the first game of the quarterfinals, the team was down 2-0 and battled back to take the win. This come back win made true believers of the team and they were ready to take on anyone. Captain Dominic DiMarzo played a big role in a 3-1 come back in game 2. The Mosca Club was in the finals, facing the #2 seeded Sharks for the best of a three game series. The Masoa Club was down 5-1 at the end of the second period, the outlook was gloomy to say the least. The third period was one for the record books, and will be talked about for many seasons to come. Seven goals in the third period put the Mosca Club in the win column, making it a one win of 2 game season for the team to be crowned champs. The second game looked like a route for the Mosca Team, but the Sharks not to be denied battled back to tie it, 2-2. Later in the third period the Mosca Team scored their third and final goal of the game, taking the series 2-0 and the Championship Trophy home.
During the party at the club, Coach Sluggo and Trainer Vincent Riley were quoted as saying “This is the best bunch of guys to be associated with and we are grateful to be part of this championship team”. Congrats to the Champs, the Mosca 2017/2018 Hockey Team.