Bout Time defeats Clockwork Orange, wins Summer 2022 WDHL title

Bout Time. First row from left: Larry Nimbach, Matt Pontiff, Eddy Cruz, Jason Martinez, Joe Mahoney, Mike Potts-Morgan, Matt Cannon, Rei Martinez, second row from left: Dan DeLange, Dan Boyle, Bill Louder, Thanh Nguyen, Paul Birnesser, Nate Dymerski, Garrett Ladd, Bob Desmond. (Photo by Jonathan Mahoney for WDHL)

[ Bout Time, 2, Clockwork Orange 0 ]

Bout Time defeated Clockwork Orange 2-0 Monday night in the WDHL playoffs to claim the league summer championship. Bout TIme’s Paul Birnesser intercepted a pass on the end line at 13:51 in the first period to score the game-winning goal against Clockwork.

Matt Pontiff, defenseman for Bout Time, added a second goal at 11:11 in the second period with a shot from the right point that deflected twice before hitting the back of the net. Neither team added another goal.

Clockwork killed a trio of penalties in the second period including a minute of 5-on-3 at the 7:07 mark. They had a pair of power plays in the third, including a tripping call at 1:51 against Bout TIme’s Eddy Cruz that offered a short 6-on-4 when Clockwork goalie Doug Bell was pulled, but were unable to score against Bout Time goalie Mike Potts-Morgan.

Summer championship t-shirt
WDHL Summer 2022 championship t-shirt.

The first WDHL championship t-shirt was presented to Bout Time after the win. A league source said t-shirts likely will be presented to the winter champion along with the traditional addition of a name plate to the John Ling Championship trophy beginning in the 2022-23 season.

A summer WDHL champions cup is being considered, the source added.

Bout Time took a No. 4 seed into the tournament and went undefeated in four playoff games. Clockwork ran the table during the regular season going 10-0 and earning the top playoff position. But, a first round 3-2 loss to Bout Time sent them to the consolation bracket. Clockwork won their next three straight before Monday’s game.

One thought on “Bout Time defeats Clockwork Orange, wins Summer 2022 WDHL title

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.