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Referees:
Adam Crandall
Andrew Du
Sean Freeman
Dave Hannon
Jeff Leidner
Jim Little
Tom Lombardi
Matt Popan
LT Skrzypczak

Scorekeepers:
Bhavin Amin
Sean Caldwell
Greg Cancro
Mike Cicora
Joe Costello
Alex Crandall
Jason Crandall
Andrew Du
Louis Esposito
Dave Freeman
Mike Goalie-ah
Allen Herbert
Adam Hulse
Jeff Leidner
Tom Nunziata
Taylour Sena

Photographers:
Sean Caldwell
Alex Cole
Alex Crandall
Jason Crandall
Vik Dhabaldeb
Mike Goalie-ah
Bella M.
Amy Ortiz
Katie Ruiz
Kaitlyn Sena
LT Skrzypczak
Kate Torsiello
ABOUT
RULES
STATS
CAPTAIN SELECTION
COMMITTEE
HALL OF FAME
SHOP
CONTACT
PHOTOS
ELECTIONS/DRAFTS
Tenth Anniversary Fords Cup
Adam Crandall     7.957
Joe Costello      7.364
Jason Crandall    7.364
Sean Caldwell     6.524
Chris Mecca       5.913
Geof Grek         5.737
Bryan DeMarco     5.136
Corey Bladzinski  4.200
Hall of Famer Adam Crandall has been elected the next Fords Cup captain.  He
hopes to end Mike Venanzi's dynasty of three straight championships and become
the first captain other than Venanzi to win the Fords Cup since two years ago,
when Crandall's Jersey Lumberjacks lost to Chris Frolich's Fu Manchu in the
championship.  

Crandall is the winningest player in Fords Cup history, having played in all twenty
Fords Cups and winning twelve of them.  He is currently tied for third all-time in
goals with 29, second in assists with 25, and second in points with 54.  He also has
the best record of all goaltenders at 5-0 and is posting the fourth lowest GAA at
4.60.  As captain, Crandall's record is 4-2 with one Fords Cup Championship.  

Venanzi has won the Fords Cup four times out of nine attempts, with three of those
as captain.  With nine less games played than Crandall, Venanzi is eighth in goals
with 16, fifth in assists with 21, and sixth in points with 37.  Both players have won
the Jonn Smythe Trophy once.
Captain Election Results
Shenanigans II--------------------------------------11
Roselle Park Red Bulls Sponsored by Monster Energy Brought to you by Rockstar----2
         Roselle Park Red Bulls Sponsored by
Shenanigans II          Monster Energy Brought to you by Rockstar
Adam Crandall          Mike Venanzi
1 Chris Mecca          2 Joe Kowalski
4 Chris Frolich        3 Jeff Leidner
6 Slugger Silagyi      5 Steve Miano
8 John Iazzetti        7 Geof Grek
10 Manny Ayales        9 Lenny Vovk
12 Andrew Du           11 Joey Mecca
14 Mike Scank          13 Steve Toro
          15 Jared Pietz
Jonn Smythe:  Adam Crandall
Charity:  $220 for Marfan Foundation
2013 Hall of Fame Inductee:  Chris Frolich
scoresheet
Draft
Fords Cup Celebrates Ten Years as Shenanigans II Ends
Venanzi's Dynasty










Ten years have elapsed since Team Hannon pulled off a massive upset in blowout
fashion over the Can Cannons in the first Fords Cup Game by the (estimated) score of
18-7.  Since then, there have been many improvements.  For example, statistics are now
recorded as the game happens because the original plan of relying on video fell through
when executive video camera engineer Dave Freeman refused to attend that 18-7
slugfest for fear of rain.  It did not rain, the game went on as scheduled, and we learned
to record the statistics live.  The format has changed to a best-of-three series that was
somehow decided by a shootout, then to a four-team tournament, then back to its roots in
a winner-take-all single game.  The venue changed to an indoor facility and then back to
Fords Park after its rinks were resurfaced.  The Fords Cup started to raise money for
various charities in 2009, and the following year Team Hannon captain Dave Hannon's
proposed idea of a Hall of Fame became a reality with a new member being inducted
every year.  The same trophies are still competed for, although the Cup has added a few
layers of spraypaint and duct tape, and a wooden base was added to the Jonn Smythe
Trophy after it ran out of space for the winners' names.  Some amendments were made to
the rules and the procedure for electing captains, and the Fords Cup welcomes new
faces every year while some old faces have moved away.  

Despite the changes, however, some things have remained constant.  While some
players have retired, many longtime participants continue to compete for that
arrangement of plastic and duct tape, the website still features graphics made on
Microsoft Paint, and although The Avenger might finally be taller than the net, he is still
suspended for slashing referee Rob Cacioppo, giving him the middle finger (although this
is unconfirmed since his blocker pad was in the way), and throwing the Fords Cup at him
after winning it because he was upset about a 100% correct penalty shot call that had no
effect on the game's outcome.  

On the rink, we have seen the occasional blowout, but also a few overtime thrillers.  Some
captains have struggled while others have dominated, most notably Joe Costello with his
seven Ragtime Snipers championships, five of them consecutively.  Looking to catch
Costello's record of five straight is Mike Venanzi, whose oddly-named teams have won the
last three Fords Cups.  He continues his tradition of rebranding his team for each Fords
Cup, as his Roselle Park Red Bulls Sponsored by Monster Energy Brought to you by
Rockstar was looking to get him within one of Costello's mark in this game against
Shenanigans II, captained by the only player to have participated in all twenty Fords
Cups, Hall of Famer Adam "Manhandle" Crandall.

Just 2:06 into the game, Manhandle beat goaltender Jeff Leidner to put his team up 1-0.  
Nine and a half minutes later, Geof Grek scored to tie the game at one.  Grek scored
again with two and a half minutes to go in the period to give the Roselle Park Red Bulls
Sponsored by Monster Energy Brought to you by Rockstar a 2-1 advantage a third of the
way through the game.

Shenanigans II tied the game at two 4:43 into the second with a goal by defensive
defenseman Slugger Silagyi.  Just over seven minutes into the period, Shenanigans II
took a lead when Andrew Du, another player who has participated since day one, scored
to make it 3-2.  Just beyond the game's halfway point, first overall draft pick Chris Mecca
scored to give Shananigans II the first multi-goal lead of the game, now up 4-2.  Just
fourteen seconds later, Manny Ayales scored to make it a three-goal game as the Red
Bulls started to lose control of this game.  They hoped to escape this period with no more
than a three goal deficit, but Crandall scored with ten seconds to go, putting his team up
6-2 after two periods as goaltender Mike Scank kept the Red Bulls from getting on the
board at all during the second period.

The 2013 Hall of Fame induction took place between the second and third period as
Shenanigans II defenseman Chris Frolich became the newest member of this
distinguished group.  He has hoisted the Fords Cup after five of the eight he has played
in, and In his twelve games thus far, Frolich has registered ten goals and thirteen assists,
putting him twelfth all time in points and seventh in assists despite being mostly known for
his top notch defensive play that has so far earned him two Jonn Smythe Trophies.

Venanzi tried to get his team to regroup and put forth a much better showing in the third
period to get back in this game and keep his dynasty alive, but the Shenanigans quickly
crushed those hopes as Mecca scored just eleven seconds into the period to open this
game up and make it 7-2.  Things got worse for the Roselle Park Red Bulls when Jared
Pietz took a roughing penalty six minutes into the period.  They killed the penalty, but
there was now only twelve minutes left for them to make up five goals, and Crandall
completed a hat trick just 25 seconds after the powerplay ended as the Shenanigans
started to run away with this game, now up 8-2.  Just over a minute later, newly inducted
Hall of Famer Chris Frolich scored to make it a seven goal game.  With just under seven
minutes to go, Mecca scored a pair of goals to put his tally for this game at four goals as
he passed Harrison Bobbins for fifth all-time in goals with 28 in just 8 games.  Now with a
nine goal lead, Shenanigans clearly had this game won barring a historically awful
collapse, but Scank made sure that did not come to fruition as Shenanigans II went
another period without giving up a single goal and held on to loudly dethrone Venanzi by
the final score of 11-2.  

The Jonn Smythe Trophy for most valuable player was awarded to captain Adam
"Manhandle" Crandall for his hat trick and assist, and for assembling this roster that
convincingly ended a dynasty.  As a result of the victory, $220 will be donated to the
Marfan Foundation.  With Venanzi's dynasty over, Joe Costello's Ragtime Snipers
continue to hold the record for most consecutive championships, a record that has stood
for five years, half of the Fords Cup's existence.  There is no telling what the next ten
years of Fords Cups has in store for us.  Perhaps Costello's record will continue to
withstand the test of time, or maybe the next decade will feature a new challenger making
his mark on Fords Cup history.  So far Adam Crandall has one down, four to go...
FORDS CUP
Hockey for a cause!
Spring 2014 Fords Cup
Slugger Silagyi   7.609
Jason Crandall    7.478
Sean Caldwell     6.773
Chris Mecca       6.542
Chris Frolich     6.350
Geof Grek         6.300
Bryan DeMarco     5.400
John Iazzetti     5.000
Steve Toro        4.714
Adam Crandall     7.957
Joe Costello      7.364
Jason Crandall    7.364
Sean Caldwell     6.524
Chris Mecca       5.913
Geof Grek         5.737
Bryan DeMarco     5.136
Corey Bladzinski  4.200
Hall of Famer Adam Crandall has been elected the next Fords Cup captain.  He
hopes to end Mike Venanzi's dynasty of three straight championships and become
the first captain other than Venanzi to win the Fords Cup since two years ago,
when Crandall's Jersey Lumberjacks lost to Chris Frolich's Fu Manchu in the
championship.  

Crandall is the winningest player in Fords Cup history, having played in all twenty
Fords Cups and winning twelve of them.  He is currently tied for third all-time in
goals with 29, second in assists with 25, and second in points with 54.  He also has
the best record of all goaltenders at 5-0 and is posting the fourth lowest GAA at
4.60.  As captain, Crandall's record is 4-2 with one Fords Cup Championship.  

Venanzi has won the Fords Cup four times out of nine attempts, with three of those
as captain.  With nine less games played than Crandall, Venanzi is eighth in goals
with 16, fifth in assists with 21, and sixth in points with 37.  Both players have won
the Jonn Smythe Trophy once.
Captain Election Results
Adam Crandall     7.957
Joe Costello      7.364
Jason Crandall    7.364
Sean Caldwell     6.524
Chris Mecca       5.913
Geof Grek         5.737
Bryan DeMarco     5.136
Corey Bladzinski  4.200
Hall of Famer Adam Crandall has been elected the next Fords Cup captain.  He
hopes to end Mike Venanzi's dynasty of three straight championships and become
the first captain other than Venanzi to win the Fords Cup since two years ago,
when Crandall's Jersey Lumberjacks lost to Chris Frolich's Fu Manchu in the
championship.  

Crandall is the winningest player in Fords Cup history, having played in all twenty
Fords Cups and winning twelve of them.  He is currently tied for third all-time in
goals with 29, second in assists with 25, and second in points with 54.  He also has
the best record of all goaltenders at 5-0 and is posting the fourth lowest GAA at
4.60.  As captain, Crandall's record is 4-2 with one Fords Cup Championship.  

Venanzi has won the Fords Cup four times out of nine attempts, with three of those
as captain.  With nine less games played than Crandall, Venanzi is eighth in goals
with 16, fifth in assists with 21, and sixth in points with 37.  Both players have won
the Jonn Smythe Trophy once.
Captain Election Results
The Spring 2014 Fords Cup will feature a new captain as defenseman and
goaltender Slugger Silagyi has won the election, barely beating out Hall of Famer
and founding participant Jason Crandall.  Silagyi will take on Jason's brother
Adam, who returns as defending champion after orchestrating an 11-2 slaughter
that ended Mike Venanzi's dynasty in the recent Tenth Anniversary Fords Cup.

Slugger is among the most underrated Fords Cup players, as his strong defensive
play often goes unnoticed on the scoresheet, but has registered 11 points in 14
games in addition to a goaltending record of 2-0 with the third-lowest GAA of
all-time at 4.50.

Crandall has hoisted the Cup for a record 13 times, and as captain is currently 5-2
with two championships.  He is third in goals with 32 (only five behind Mike
Greaves' first place mark of 37), and second in assists and points with 26 and 58
in 23 games for an average of over two and a half points per game.  Like Slugger,
Crandall is also undefeated as a goalie with a record of 5-0 and a GAA just under
Slugger's at 4.60.
Captain Election Results
Captain Election Results
Captain Election Results
Shenanigans II
Captain:  Adam Crandall
Charity:  Marfan Foundation
Color:  Blue
Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen
Captain:  Slugger Silagyi
Charity:  Community FoodBank of NJ
Color:  Red
VS.
Sunday, June 22
11:00 AM
Fords Park
Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen   Shenanigans II
Slugger Silagyi                 Adam Crandall
1 Jeff Leidner                2 Chris Mecca
4 Mike Venanzi                3 Gregg Flakker
6 SSean Caldwell              5 Lenny Vovk
8 Manny Ayales                7 Bryan DeMarco
10 Dave Hannon                9 Joe Whalen
12 Nikhil Vaid               11 Scott Mackie