2007 Founders Cup Playoffs (PIHA)

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The 2007 Founders Cup Playoffs of the Professional Inline Hockey Association began on April 24, 2007. The sixteen teams that qualified, four from each division, played best-of-3 series for the division semifinals and division finals, best-of-5 series for the conference championships, and then the conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Founders Cup. The series end on June 27, 2007 with the Boston Roller Rats defeating the Southside Snipers four games to three. For the first time since PIHA's inaugural season (2002), neither of the two Founders Cup finalists (the Boston Roller Rats and the Southside Snipers) has previously won the Cup. Both teams were also expansion teams for the 2006-07 season.

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2006-07 PIHA season, the new playoff format allowed 16 teams to qualify for the playoffs (four from each division). The Pittsburgh Bandits were the Eastern Conference regular season champions and were also the Best Overall Record Trophy winners with the best record at 60 points (30 wins, 2 losses, 0 overtime/shootout losses). The Midwest Tornados earned the Western Conference regular season crown with 47 points (23 wins, 8 losses, 1 overtime/shootout loss).

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

  1. Philadelphia Growl - Northeast Division champions, 54 points
  2. Boston Roller Rats - 42 points
  3. Massachusetts Bombers - 39 points
  4. Connecticut Blaze - 36 points

Mason Dixon Division[edit]

  1. Pittsburgh Bandits - Mason Dixon Division and Eastern Conference regular season champions; Best Overall Record Trophy winners, 60 points
  2. Harrisburg Lunatics - 48 points
  3. Marple Gladiators - 35 points
  4. Pottstown eXpress - 32 points

Western Conference[edit]

Gateway Division[edit]

  1. Midwest Tornados - Gateway Division and Western Conference regular season champions, 47 points
  2. Southside Snipers - 45 points
  3. River City Whalers - 37 points
  4. St. Louis Pythons - 34 points

Rocky Mountain Division[edit]

  1. Westminster Blizzard - Rocky Mountain Division champions, 43 points
  2. Pikes Peak Prowlers - 42 points
  3. Fort Collins Catz - 35 points
  4. Littleton Fire - 34 points

Bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Founders Cup Finals
                                     
NE1  Philadelphia 1  
NE4  Connecticut 2  
  NE4  Connecticut 1  
    NE2  Boston 2  
NE2  Boston 2
NE3  Massachusetts 1  
  NE2  Boston 3  
  MD2  Harrisburg 1  
MD1  Pittsburgh 2  
MD4  Pottstown 0  
  MD1  Pittsburgh 0
    MD2  Harrisburg 2  
MD2  Harrisburg 2
MD3  Marple 0  
  NE2  Boston 4
  G2  Southside 3
G1  Midwest 2  
G4  St. Louis 1  
  G1  Midwest 0
    G2  Southside 2  
G2  Southside 2
G3  River City 0  
  G2  Southside 3
  RM2  Pikes Peak 1  
RM1  Westminster 2  
RM4  Littleton 0  
  RM1  Westminster 0
    RM2  Pikes Peak 2  
RM2  Pikes Peak 2
RM3  Fort Collins 1  

In the division finals, the two winners from each division seminfinal is matched against each other. The two division winners from each conference are then matched up in the conference finals. The two conference champions then face each other in the Founders Cup Final.

In the division semifinals and finals, the higher seeded team based on points is awarded home court advantage, which gives them home court during the series. The conference finals and Founders Cup Final are then played at neutral sites. The Eastern Conference Final was played at Sportsplex in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. The Western Conference Final was played at All American Sports Mall in St. Louis, Missouri. The Founders Cup Final was played at Tour Hockey Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Points[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A PTS
Rodney Millette Boston Roller Rats 17 16 16 32
Jeff Goulet Boston Roller Rats 16 12 16 28
Chris Loness Southside Snipers 15 8 17 25
Tommy Bruce Southside Snipers 8 13 9 22
Greg Thompson Southside Snipers 9 8 12 20
Phil Maroon Southside Snipers 15 9 10 19
Darrell Interbartolo Boston Roller Rats 11 7 11 18
Zack Reis Southside Snipers 13 12 4 16
Steve Yingling Harrisburg Lunatics 6 7 5 12
Adam Clark Southside Snipers 15 2 10 12
Jay McGeown Boston Roller Rats 17 6 4 10
John Pinheiro Connecticut Blaze 6 6 4 10
Gerrard Cioffi Boston Roller Rats 14 3 7 10
Dan Liberty Boston Roller Rats 15 2 8 10
Jay Mazer Harrisburg Lunatics 6 5 4 9

Goals[edit]

Assists[edit]

Penalty Minutes[edit]

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Wins[edit]

Goals Against Average[edit]

Save Percentage[edit]

Division Semifinals[edit]

Note: game-winning goal scorer indicated in italics

Eastern Conference[edit]

(NE1) Philadelphia Growl vs. (NE4) Connecticut Blaze[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Philadelphia goals Connecticut goals Winning goalie
1 April 28 Voorhees, NJ Connecticut 3, Philadelphia 2 (OT) Catalano, Beauchamp Pinheiro 2, Guisto Wolfe
2 April 28 Voorhees, NJ Philadelphia 5, Connecticut 3 Beauchamp 2, Catalano, Sullivan, Keating Pinheiro, Kull, Morris D'Aloisio
3 April 28 Voorhees, NJ Connecticut 1, Philadelphia 0 Wolfe
Blaze win series 2-1 Beauchamp 3, Catalano 2, Sullivan, Keating Pinheiro 3, Guisto, Kull, Morris Wolfe 2

(NE2) Boston Roller Rats vs. (NE3) Massachusetts Bombers[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Boston goals Massachusetts goals Winning goalie
1 April 28 Holbrook, MA Boston 4, Massachusetts 2 Interbartolo 2, Millette 2 Vinneau 2 Pennecke
2 April 28 Holbrook, MA Massachusetts 4, Boston 2 Interbartolo, King Gambale 2, Giordano 2 Berian
3 April 28 Holbrook, MA Boston 2, Massachusetts 1 King, Goulet Ingram Pennecke
Roller Rats win series 2-1 Interbartolo 3, Millette 2, King 2, Goulet Vinneau 2, Gambale 2, Giordano 2 Ingram Pennecke 2

(MD1) Pittsburgh Bandits vs. (MD4) Pottstown eXpress[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Pittsburgh goals Pottstown goals Winning goalie
1 April 28 Canonsburg, PA Pittsburgh 1, Pottstown 0
2 April 28 Canonsburg, PA Pittsburgh 1, Pottstown 0
Bandits win series 2-0

(MD2) Harrisburg Lunatics vs. (MD3) Marple Gladiators[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Harrisburg goals Marple goals Winning goalie
1 April 28 Lemoyne, PA Harrisburg 9, Marple 0 Pappas 3, Miller 2, Yingling, Allen, Powell, Mazer Rohrbach
2 April 28 Lemoyne, PA Harrisburg 4, Marple 3 Yingling, Allen, Bartlett 2 Casey, Jastrzemski, Roman Rohrbach
Harrisburg win series 2-0 Pappas 3, Miller 2, Yingling 2, Allen 2, Bartlett 2, Powell, Mazer Casey, Jastrzemski, Roman Rohrbach 2

Western Conference[edit]

(G1) Midwest Tornados vs. (G4) St. Louis Pythons[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Midwest goals St. Louis goals Winning goalie
1 April 24 Ballwin, MO St. Louis 4, Midwest 3 Moeser 2, Fudge Mobley, Propp 2, Marchand Coleman
2 April 24 Ballwin, MO Midwest 6, St. Louis 2 Hewkin, Fudge 2, O'Leary, Warren, Barnette Maloney, Marchand Cash
3 April 24 Ballwin, MO Midwest 2, St. Louis 0 Barnette 2 Cash
Tornados win series 2-1 Fudge 3, Burnette 3, Moeser 2, Hewkin, O'Leary, Warren Propp 2, Marchand 2, Mobley, Maloney Cash 2

(G2) Southside Snipers vs. (G3) River City Whalers[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Southside goals River City goals Winning goalie
1 April 25 St. Louis, MO Southside 6, River City 3 Carroll 2, Loness, Thompson 2, Bruce Beilsten 2, K.Daleo Brown
2 April 25 St. Louis, MO Southside 5, River City 2 Bruce 3, Thompson, Reis Beilsten, D.Daleo Brown
Snipers win series 2-0 Bruce 4, Thompson 3, Carroll 2, Loness, Reis Beilsten 3, K.Daleo, D.Daleo Brown 2

(RM1) Westminster Blizzard vs. (RM4) Littleton Fire[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Westminster goals Littleton goals Winning goalie
1 April 28 Denver, CO Westminster 4, Littleton 3
2 April 28 Denver, CO Westminster 8, Littleton 7
Blizzard win series 2-0

(RM2) Pikes Peak Prowlers vs. (RM3) Fort Collins Catz[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Pikes Peak goals Fort Collins goals Winning goalie
1 April 26 Colorado Springs, CO Fort Collins 3, Pikes Peak 2 Bogenrief 2 Vickerman 2, Thede Mikel
2 April 26 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak 3, Fort Collins 1 Hayden, Ingrum, Pearson Dreux Lamb
3 April 26 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak 2, Fort Collins 0 Hayden, Harrison Lamb
Prowlers win series 2-1 Bogenrief 2, Hayden 2, Ingrum, Pearson, Harrison Vickerman 2, Thede, Dreux Lamb 2

Division Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(NE2) Boston Roller Rats vs. (NE4) Connecticut Blaze[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Boston goals Connecticut goals Winning goalie
1 April 29 Holbrook, MA Boston 7, Connecticut 4 Millette 4, McGeown, Goulet, Interbartolo Dehm, Pinheiro, English, Russo Lee
2 April 29 Holbrook, MA Connecticut 4, Boston 2 Goulet 2 Pinheiro 2, Lucibello, Kull Perry
3 April 29 Holbrook, MA Boston 1, Connecticut 0 Interbartolo Pennecke
Roller Rats win series 2-1 Millette 4, Goulet 3, Interbartolo 2, McGeown Pinheiro 3, Dehm, English, Russo, Lucibello, Kull Lee, Perry, Pennecke

(MD1) Pittsburgh Bandits vs. (MD2) Harrisburg Lunatics[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Pittsburgh goals Harrisburg goals Winning goalie
1 April 29 Canonsburg, PA Harrisburg 4, Pittsburgh 0
2 April 29 Canonsburg, PA Harrisburg 5, Pittsburgh 4
Lunatics win series 2-0

Western Conference[edit]

(G1) Midwest Tornados vs. (G2) Southside Snipers[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Midwest goals Southside goals Winning goalie
1 April 28 Ballwin, MO Southside 4, Midwest 3 Fudge, Barnette, McCann Thompson, Reis 2, Bruce Brown
2 April 28 Ballwin, MO Southside 4, Midwest 1 McCann Bruce 2, Loness, Altnether Brown
Snipers win series 2-0 McCann 2, Fudge, Barnette Bruce 3, Reis 2, Thompson, Loness, Altnether Brown 2

(RM1) Westminster Blizzard vs. (RM2) Pikes Peak Prowlers[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Westminster goals Prowlers goals Winning goalie
1 April 29 Denver, CO Pikes Peak 7, Westminster 2
2 April 29 Denver, CO Pikes Peak 6, Westminster 5
Prowlers win series 2-0

Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(NE2) Boston Roller Rats vs. (MD2) Harrisburg Lunatics[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Boston goals Harrisburg goals Winning goalie
1 May 5 Feasterville, PA Boston 4, Harrisburg 2 Goulet 3, McGeown Mazer 2 Lee
2 May 5 Feasterville, PA Boston 8, Harrisburg 7 Squillacioti, Brennan, Millette 3, Interbartolo, Cioffi, Liberty Hollenbush, Yingling 3, Allen, Mazer Lee
3 May 6 Feasterville, PA Harrisburg 5, Boston 0 Yingling, Mazer, Allen, Spain, Powell Rohrbach
4 May 6 Feasterville, PA Boston 7, Harrisburg 0 Goulet 3, Millette 2, King 2 Lee
Roller Rats win series 3-1 Goulet 6, Millette 5, King 2, McGeown, Squillacioti, Brennan, Interbartolo, Cioffi, Liberty Mazer 4, Yingling 4, Allen 2, Hollenbush, Spain, Powell Lee 3

Western Conference[edit]

(G2) Southside Snipers vs. (RM2) Pikes Peak Prowlers[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Southside goals Pikes Peak goals Winning goalie
1 May 5 St. Louis, MO Southside 6, Pikes Peak 3 Bruce 3, Thompson, Shields, Loness Ingrum, Yogi, Carroll Brown
2 May 5 St. Louis, MO Pikes Peak 2, Southside 1 Bruce Bogenreif, Harrison Risenhoover
3 May 6 St. Louis, MO Southside 8, Pikes Peak 0 Thompson 3, Althnether, Bruce 2, Jost, Loness Brown
4 May 6 St. Louis, MO Southside 5, Pikes Peak 1 Reis 2, Maroon 2, Petrov Harrison Brown
Snipers win series 3-1 Bruce 6, Thompson 4, Loness 2, Reis 2, Maroon 2, Shields, Althnether, Jost, Petrov Harrison 2, Ingrum, Yogi, Carroll, Bogenreif Brown 3

Founders Cup Finals[edit]

(G2) Southside Snipers vs. (NE2) Boston Roller Rats[edit]

Game-by-Game Location Score Southside goals Boston goals Winning goalie
1 May 25 Colorado Springs, CO Boston 6, Southside 3 Altnether, Jost, Maroon McGeown, Brennan, Millette 2, Squillacioti, Liberty Lee
2 May 25 Colorado Springs, CO Boston 3, Southside 2 Loness, Jost King, McGeown, St. Cyr Lee
3 May 26 Colorado Springs, CO Southside 5, Boston 3 Loness, Jost, Reis 2, Maroon Millette, Squillacioti, Goulet Brown
4 May 26 Colorado Springs, CO Southside 7, Boston 3 Loness 2, Clarke, Reis 3, Maroon Millette, Squillacioti, Brennan Brown
5 May 27 Colorado Springs, CO Southside 4, Boston 3 Maroon 2, Reis, Clarke Brennan, King, Cioffi Brown
6 May 27 Colorado Springs, CO Boston 6, Southside 3 Carroll, Reis, Maroon Brennan, Interbartolo, Goulet, Millette, King, McGeown Lee
7 May 27 Colorado Springs, CO Boston 2, Southside 1 Maroon Cioffi, McGeown Lee
Roller Rats win series 4-3 Reis 7, Maroon 7, Loness 4, Jost 3, Clarke 2, Altnether, Carroll Millette 5, McGeown 4, Brennan 4, Squillacioti 3, King 3, Goulet 2, Cioffi 2, Liberty, St. Cyr, Interbartolo Lee 4

See also[edit]

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