Week five marks the halfway point of the newly formatted Wednesday Night House League. Battles have been won and lost but the best part of the new setup is that the avenge and revenge factor kicks in, you now have a chance to redeem that damaged self esteem and get some payback,or not! The Panthers remain on top and are letting their opponents know that they are a force to be reckoned with as they humbled the second place Huskies 48-28. Little else has changed from last weeks standings but the Sea Hawks slipped into third place by one point over the Capers. Things are still so close that a few reschedule victories could easily change how the league standings look. It has finally happened, all twelve matches in the last session on Wednesday night between the Huskies and Panthers were played, miracles do happen!! The first session on Wednesday had the Sea Hawks defeating the Capers 27-24. Nathan Phillips, just off of a Junior Tournament in Montreal where he played the number one and two under 19 seeded players in Canada, took down a determined brodie Carter in five great games. Phillips went up two games quickly before Carter came back to make a match of it but lost 11-8 in the fifth. Hard to tell if Enrique “Iglesias” Riveroll was playing possum after last weeks commentary or if Jeff Wichell’s game is improving but the two veterans put on a show and played five great games with Iglesias winning in the fifth. Ty Good continues to play well as he defeated Robert MacNevin in another five gamer. Benoit Sampson gave up the first game to CWOV Andy Gallant but came back to win in four and Crafty Mike Gallant used his considerable hard hitting game to beat Aaron Park in four games. The second session had more reschedules than games as the Tigers defeated the Blue Eagles 20-18. In the battle of the left handers Trevor MacNeil took down Shawn Hughes 3-0 and Kevin Hodgson defeated Derek Anderson to lead the Tigers. Inez Roberts continued her winning ways as she defeated Seana Evans-renault in four well played games. Leading the Eagles were steady junior Logan Anderson, Delores Crane and new comer Matt Gallant with his first victory in the league. Connor Jinks,Linden Oulton,Emma Jinks,Samantha Lawther,Steven Banks,Robert Sharkie,Liam Jinks,and Mandy Oulton all had victories for the first place Panthers and all but Samantha Lawther did it fairly convincingly over their hapless Huskie opponents, Lawther’s win over Bruce Johnston was anything but easy as the veteran Johnston was serving for match point at 11-10 but the skilled junior fought back to steal the fifth game 14-12. On the Husky side the only Dogs to taste victory were Luke leClair,Kady Bruce and for his fifth win in a row, James O’Halloran. Until next week, get to the T, the walls are your friends and congratulations to Mike Buchanan for giving the number one squash player in Canada all he could handle, proud of you Mike!!