11S, no. 10; newsletter by c.g.)
Things started off with a bang in the B-division Championship Game on Sunday Night, as the Coastal Pirates met Team Micro Warehouse for The Crown. Less than thirty seconds into the game, Russ Nicolosi snuck a shot past the Micro goalie for the early 1-0 lead. That lead would be short-lived, however, as Team Micro would score two of their own by the end of the 1st period for the 2-1 score.
The Micro pretty much took the play to the Pirates, but were unable to broaden their lead through the 2nd period. The Pirates were doing just enough to stay in the game, but couldn't mount much pressure to try and draw back even either.
Going into the 3rd period only trailing by one goal, and not playing our best hockey, the Pirates were primed to steal a game with a few breaks. And the breaks would come only it was for the Micro, as they quickly jumped out to a 3-1, then 4-1 lead. The Pirates watched as their slim hopes disappeared and Team Micro took home The Crown with a final 6-1 score.
While this was not the Pirates finest hour, it should be pointed-out that Team Micro, for all intent and purpose, was an A-division team, playing for the B-division Crown. While losing a Championship game always leaves a bad taste in your mouth, it was still a good season, and one to build on.