13S, no. 3; newsletter by c.g.)
The Coastal Pirates looked to bounce back from the previous week's loss with a win against the rival Zombies this past Sunday. Since Harris was finishing-up on the Eastern leg of his sojourn through the Great White North, the Coastal Pirates once again looked for help from outside the organization for goaltending duties. Young GoodSports hotshot Casey The Scorekeeper LeCompte accepted the responsibility and suited-up for his third game of the evening. The Zombies took on a new look for this season adding another ex-Pirate Rob Armswood to their roster. The Pirates skated with nine players since Russ, Dan and Roger were all MIA. Wednesday-night regular Keith Richardson helped out a defensive tandem of Scooby and Mike Farrell, while the forwards consisted of Wildman-Ralz-Goione and LeMatty-Ferraro-Farkas.
The 1st period was the usual tight checking affair, with both teams getting some good chances early and often. Both goalies were up to the task however, and were able to keep the game scoreless through the first 15:00 minutes.
The Pirates started to get more chances in the 2nd period as the late night start began to lose it's grip. Midway through the period Goione received a pass coming out of his own end and carried the puck along the blueline in an effort to elude a Zombie defenseman only problem was he didn't see Ralz coming in the opposite direction and the two collided, forcing the puck wide to a trailing Scooby; unchallenged to the net, Scooby carried the puck in, and fired a wrist shot upstairs to give the Pirates the 1-0 lead. Through some great defensive play (and goaltending) the Pirates were able to hold that lead through the remainder of the 2nd period.
Wildman would add the insurance marker early in the 3rd, as he converted a pass from Scooby, and beat the Zombie goalie five-hole. The Zombies continued to pressure, but on this night, the defense was too strong for them and were unable to get anything going. Casey joins the list of Pirate subs posting shutouts; simply put, he was a wall all evening.
1) CASEY LECOMPTE
The kid was on fire, stopping everything thrown his way.
2) ED SOUTHWORTH
For his goal and an assist, on top of his already stellar defensive play for the evening.
3) JOHN CASSENS
For a deflating insurance goal and strong play on both sides of the ice.