13S, no. 8; newsletter by c.g.)
The Coastal Pirates faced-off against the Dire Wolves this past Sunday in the final game of the regular season. The Pirates were riding a two game losing streak, having scored just three goals in those two losses. Because we were just shy of a 10-man roster (Jimmy was serving his one game suspension for fighting and Scott LeMatty still resided on the I.R.), we were joined by ex-Pirate Rob Armswood. The offensive consisted of Russ-Wildman-Goione and DiPierro-Ralz-Farkas, while the defensive tandems were Scooby-Farrell and Armswood-Roger.
The Pirates got on the halfway through the period when Mike Farrell blasted a bouncing shot past the Wolves' goalie on a feed from Scooby. Our next tally came with just :34 seconds remaining in the 1st period when Glenn Farkas (who just nabbed the Selke Trophies for both the Sunday and Wednesday seasons) took a pass off the wall from Tim and blasted a snapshot for the 2-0 lead.
The 2nd period began on a positive note when Russ fired a pass from Chris to extend the Pirate lead to the 3-0. Armswood got onto the scoresheet a short time later when he buried a pass from Farkas. Dan DiPierro added his own tally when Scooby carried the puck deep up the right-side and feathered an absolutely perfect pass through the slot to him. Chris would round out the Pirate scoring on a one-timer from a perfect Nicolosi feed. Somewhere along the way the Wolves also put two on the board and closed the gap at times to only two goals, but at the 2nd buzzer the Pirates were cruising with a 6-2 lead. Harris and the defense were playing great and there was no reason to believe the 3rd would be any different.
In the 3rd, Dan would score his second of the evening and the final Pirate goal when he buried a rebound from a Glenn Farkas shot. The Pirates cruised to an easy win this week, but since the Jags also won (and secured the third seed) we will face the No. 1-seeded Blizzard this coming week in Round 1 of the Playoffs.
1) DAN DIPIERRO
For two big goals.
2) ED SOUTHWORTH
For a great two-way game (some great blocked shots!) that was capped by the play of the night.
3) GLENN FARKAS
For a three point evening and numerous shots turned away.