Intramural hockey headed to flourish

The weather outside might be cold nowadays, but the action in the intramural floor hockey league is really heating up. With just four teams left standing in the playoff bracket, the time is near to crown the league champion. Additionally, the consolation bracket is also seriously picking up steam. Let’s review the tournament so far, and preview the upcoming action.

In the second round, #FISHTANK edged out Snakes and Vests by a 3-2 score, while No Ra-Gretzkies mauled the BME SunDevils 16-2 to advance to the next round. Delta Upsilon kept their title hopes alive with a 10-3 victory over The Sports Fiesta. SigEp shut out Delta Chi 14-0 to move on. Zeta Psi advanced with an easy 12-2 win against Phi Kappa Theta. Beta Theta Pi crushed Alpha Chi Omega 13-2, while Dental Dynasty held off Phi Delt 5-3 to advance. Phi Kappa Tau defeated Phi Gamma Delta to stay in the title hunt.

The quarterfinals saw No Ra-Gretzkies defeat #FISHTANK 6-2, while SigEp doubled up Delta Upsilon 8-4 to advance to the next round. Zeta Psi scored an easy 9-2 victory over Beta Theta Pi, and Dental Dynasty dominated Phi Kappa Tau to the tune of a 16-1 final.

The consolation bracket is also starting to heat up as more teams get eliminated from the playoff bracket. The quarterfinals saw Snakes and Vests defeat Delta Iota Kappa, while Delta Chi shut out Alpha Chi Omega 5-0 to advance. BME SunDevils took care of business against Phi Kappa Psi, defeating them 8-2. Finally, The Sports Fiesta emerged victorious over Phi Kappa Theta.

The semifinals for the playoff bracket are just around the corner, and the games appear to be incredible showdowns, at least on paper. No Ra-Gretzkies will take on SigEp in a matchup featuring a pair of juggernaut offenses, with both teams tallying 22 points through their first two games in the bracket. Meanwhile Zeta Psi will square off against Dental Dynasty in another game that promises plenty of offense. It would appear that, in this tournament, the best defense is a great offense. Whether or not the trend will continue remains to be seen, but it will be very thrilling to find out. Don’t miss it when the games get more intense and, eventually, a league champion is crowned.

Of course, we can’t forget about the consolation bracket. The consolation semifinals offer some intriguing matchups to come, with Snakes and Vests slated to square off against Delta Chi and BME SunDevils set to square off against The Sports Fiesta. Both games should be instant classics, with the victors primed for a showdown in the consolation finals. Check back next week for a review of all the action.