The Week Five recap starts off on a somber note, as you all know we lost a fellow gamer this past week. It’s always a shock, even more so to those that knew Vibez personally. In an online world that is normally anonymous, it brings us all back to reality. It also brings me to a moment of reflection, and how much joy I've gotten over the years playing various games. It's those people people you've met along the way, not just a game you play. For me, I’ve had the pleasure to meet a number of gamers, in person over the years. Whether its been guys I've met on NHL or counter-strike just to name a few of the games. Once played against Justin "Sunman" Summy, at a LAN in Pittsburgh, the LAN center that used to be in Squirrel Hill for those who remember. I've traveled all over the country and met guys; went to places like Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and New York City. I’ve also had the displeasure of finding out years later, some of those people passed away. Going to date myself here, but if anyone ever played a game online called Terra: Battle for the Outland hit me up lol. For some of you guys, you may have been in diapers when that game came out. Rest in Peace, Mr. Vibez, You will always be my favorite enemy.
The league leading hitter SMiiRK-_- poured on the points along with his normal helping of hits. Scoring two goals and dropping 15 dimes, he led all defense-men in points this week. Almost reached that 2ppg mark this week; his physical style, almost 6 hits a game, helped Ottawa go 9-0-1 this week. Ottawa remains in firm control over the Atlantic as we pass the midway point of the season.
Another player from Ottawa taking home a POTW honor this week. No surprise here, Kingbling647 was in the top three in Goals, Assists, PPG, and Plus/Minus. Nice balance, with 19 goals and 22 assists, a whopping 41 points this week. Five of his goals came on the power play and he also had 5 game winning goals. This guy ran away with it in Week 5, no one else was even close in my calculations.
Ulti earned it this week, going up against some top teams and carrying Tampa Bay to a 6-0-3 record this week. Jade was a close second. These two goalies went head to head last week, with Ulti being victorious 3-1. Facing the likes of Philadelphia, New Jersey, a surging Boston, and Ottawa, Ultimatom did not lose in regulation. Helping Tampa grab 15 out of 18 points.