2008 Summer Season Playoffs



Jeff Thill gets the hardware from LTHL main man Jim Rzonca.

Quarters



Eric Davis has upped his level of play since adopting the stool.

(3) John Medema vs. (6) Eric Davis
MEDEMA 8 5 2 4 6 DAVIS 0 2 3 1 3

Medema wins series 4-1.


Joe Salazar took on Jeff Thill in the quarters.

(4) Jeff Thill vs. (5) Joe Salazar
THILL 2 4 3 2 SALAZAR 1 3 2 1

Notes: Games 1, 4 were OT. In Game 1, Thill scored about 20 seconds into OT with a RW sniper shot. In Game 4, he scored about 30 seconds into OT with a RW-C combo, I believe.


Thill wins series 4-0.

Semis



Jim Rzonca and Jeff Thill went the distance in the semis.

(1) Jim Rzonca vs. (4) Jeff Thill
RZONCA 6 3 4 3 2 4 1 THILL 5 4 3 6 5 3 3

Notes: Game 2 was OT. In Game 2, Rzonca put one in on himself to give Thill the win. In Game 3, Rzonca hit two LW-C combos down low, patterned after Pontus Eriksson when the game was knotted at 1.


Thill wins series 4-3. (2) Eric Krol vs. (3) John Medema
KROL 0 1 1 3 2 MEDEMA 3 2 4 2 3

Notes: Game 2 was OT. Medema connected on a LW-C play about 30 seconds into OT. Krol was down 2-0 and came back to win Game 4. He was down again 2-0 in Game 5, tied up, but Medema scored with about 30 seconds left on a quick reaction scrum at center ice.


Medema wins series 4-1.

Finals



Medema and Jeff Thill made it to the finals.



With the hardware on the line, it was a Medema-Thill finals.

(3) John Medema vs. (4) Jeff Thill
THILL 6 1 6 6 MEDEMA 1 0 1 1

Notes: Jeff Thill was on fire all night, but especially in the finals, hitting crisp LW-C shots nearly as fast as Bruce Turner and RW-C combos coming back up the slot a la Bernie Kunzler. A dominating performance all evening from a guy whose first love is Coleco.



Thill wins series 4-0 and is the 2008 Summer LTHL champ.

Third place
KROL 4 3 4 RZONCA 5 2 3

Krol wins series 2-1 to take third place.

Something you don't see every day: Eric Krol smiling, happy with his third place medal.

Other Photos



Davis and John Medema played a five-game quarters series.



A clean-shaven Medema flashes the second-place medal.



Table hockey hobbyist Mark Michon stopped by to watch the playoff action.

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