2006 LTHL Summer Session Finals

Played on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 in Rosemont, IL at the Donald Stephens Convention Center

John Medema, left, and Jim Rzonca squared off in the LTHL playoff finals.


(1) Jim Rzonca vs. (2) John Medema (Best of 7)

Game 1
RZO   1
MED   0

Highlights: A tightly-played defensive struggle, obviously, as both players tried to adjust to a venue they'd never played in before. Rzonca notched the only goal on a RW-C play up high.

Game 2
RZO   5
MED   3

Highlights: It was knotted at 3 until the final minute, when Rzonca reached deep into his bag of tricks to hit a bank shot.

Game 3
RZO   1
MED   5

Highlights: Medema storms back to cut Rzonca's lead in half.

Game 4
RZO   2 (OT)
MED   1

Highlights: Medema needed this one to even the series and did manage to send it to overtime. About 45 seconds in, Rzonca won it with a RW-C foot pass and shot.

Game 5

RZO   2
MED   0

Highlights: Rzonca tallied the only two goals, one on a defenseman blast and one from his RW.

Rzonca wins the series 4-1, taking the 2006 LTHL Summer Session title. 

Photo Gallery

Show owner George Johnson was gracious enough to let the LTHL display at his giant sports show that's a must-see for all Chicago-area sports nuts.

For a while, it was full tilt at the sports show.

Steve Giannangelo displayed his vintage games.

Father and daughter check out Stiga.

John Medema and Jim Rzonca display sportsmanship before their finals.

Jim Rzonca in all his glory.

Plenty of games were on display for people to try.

Eric Krol hands the first-place trophy to Jim Rzonca.

Vic Varjan, a k a Tizzy of tablehockeyheaven, stands with Steve G.

John Medema does some preparation before the finals.

Steve Giannangelo, a k a SGVETTE of eBay fame, shows off some old photos. He was there to sell some of his vintage games. You may remember his excellent table hockey display at the 2006 Stiga U.S. Open in Lemont.

Rzonca shows off the games, this one a Martin LaBelle one-of-a-kind Stiga Las Vegas Coleco-style model, at the expo.

Families got to knock it around in Rosemont.

Who says little kids will only play video games?