The man who dominated the year by winning the first three league dates - ending the year with an amazing record of 81 Wins, 4 losses and 6 ties. "The Legend" had little trouble securing the NYTHL's First ever title. Dr. Lou Marinoff continued his domination of the New York Metropolitan area by Sweeping his way into the final then defeating the Vinner 4 games to 1. Marinoff had a round robin record of (16-1-1) edging out The Vinner (16-2-0) by one point. He then watched the first round of the playoffs to see who he would meet in the Quarterfinals. Once it was determined that he was to meet a very tough returning Matt "Stonewall" Meisner, Dr. Lou had little trouble sweeping through the series in 4 games by a total combined score of 22-3. In the Semi-Finals he faced Len Mecca who dealt the good Doctor his only loss of the day as he split 2 games with him during round robin play. This time was all Lou as he also swept through Mecca by scores of 5-0, 7-0, 3-2 (OT) and 6-2. Lou had to await the winner of the other Semi-Final which may have been the series of the year. An epic Seven game series that saw The Vinner come back from 3-2 games down against Johnny "NY Lightening" Fayolle to take the series 4 games to 3. That series was a draining one for The Vinner, who was then faced with the monumental task of trying to defeat Dr. Lou. The Finals were a little closer and a little more challenging for Marinoff who took the first game 4-3. Game 2 was much easier for Lou who romped 7-2. The rest of the series was all nail biters as Dr. Lou took game 3 in overtime by a final of 6-5. The Vinner temporarily staved off elimination by shutting out Lou 1-0 in game 4, dealing Lou his only playoff loss. The Vinner trailed Lou 3-2 in game 5, then scored a miraculous goal with just 1 second left in regulation to force overtime. In the end though, Dr. Lou Marinoff - the man who was at the top all year capped off a terrific season by scoring in overtime to win the series in 5 games. By doing so he became the N.Y.T.H.L.'s first ever Champion. Congratulations Lou on a well deserved championship.