04/12/2017 2:10 PM
The Based God known as Lil B is notorious for dishing out beef on the hardwood, deep down the Bay Area rapper must be some sort of hockey savant as well.
On August 22nd the Beast were first blessed by Lil B and afterwards the Beast had their best season ever in franchise history. As of April 12th the Beast are now preparing for their first ever run at a Kelly Cup Championship and moving forward with all the momentum gained from the year, the "BASEDGOD" continues to bless the Beast with future success.
Before the start of the 2016-2017 season Lil B "The BASEDGOD" blessed the Brampton Beast.
Over the last eight months, Beast have emerged as a force to be reckoned with ahead of their inaugural ECHL playoff appearance after earning a franchise record 40 wins. Just a coincidence, right?
Both David Pacan and Vallorani have been able to produce on the ice with great consistency this year as the Beast’s one-two-punch.
After a full 72-game regular season, Pacan scored the most goals of any player in the league. His 41 goals this year are not only a career best for the 26-year-old Ottawa native but a single season franchise record for the Beast.
While Pacan specialized in scoring for the Beast his counterpart Vallorani has played the role of setup man for the team. The 2017 ECHL All-Star has the single season assist record for the Beast with 51 on the year.
Vallorani’s 83 points (32G, 51A) in 72 games were tied for fourth in the ECHL points race, closely followed by Pacan who finished alone in sixth with 82 points (41G, 41A) playing in 67 games.
Scoring is a key to winning games but stopping goals is just as important and defence has been a strongpoint of head coach Colin Chaulk’s squad this season.
The Beast’s penalty kill has been one of the strongest in the league for the season. The Beast had the No. 3 PK in the ECHL with an efficiency rating of 84.9%.
Much of that can be attributed to the team’s last line of defence between the pipes in goaltender Zachary Fucale, now with the St. John’s IceCaps after being called up to the Montreal Canadiens.
Fucale’s franchise record setting performance in the ECHL this year gave him the team record for both wins and shutouts while in Brampton. His 25 wins put him at fifth in the league and four shutouts had him tied for third, before getting called up the big club and subsequently re-assigned to the AHL affiliate.
Although players on the Beast have sometimes had past NHL experience, Fucale was the first Beast player to make it to the NHL after developing their craft in the Powerade Centre.
When Lil B told the Beast to “Stay safe on ice” the Beast heeded the warning, the Beast had the least fighting majors of any team in the ECHL with 20 on the year.
Call it what you want but the timeline of the way events unfolded for the Beast this year is all the proof anyone needs on the subject.
The first five games of the Beast’s opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs against the Reading Royals have been confirmed.
Game One – Brampton @ Reading, Thursday, April 13 @ 7:00 PM ET
Game Two – Brampton @ Reading, Saturday, April 15 @ 7:00 PM ET
Game Three – Reading @ Brampton, Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:15 PM ET - TICKETS
Game Four – Reading @ Brampton, Thursday, April 20 @ 7:15 PM ET - TICKETS
Game Five - Reading @ Brampton, Saturday, April 22 @8:30PM ET - TICKETS
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