14S, no. 4; newsletter by c.g.)
The Dire Wolves sported a beefed-up roster during warm-ups for this week's Sunday night game, and it would be interesting to see if this new squad could change the team's recent fortunes versus the Pirates. The Coastal Pirates skated with nine in the lineup (Russ, Ralz and DiPierro were healthy scratches). The defense was comprised of the stingy foursome of Richardson, Scooby, Farrell, and Kevin McLaughlin, while the forwards rotated five skaters Goione, Farkas, LeMatty, Wildman and Wednesday-night hotshot Scott Miller in a rare appearance.
Although the Wolves struck first on a fourth-attempt rebound in front, by the 1st period's end the Pirates were comfortably in control with the 4-1 lead. LeMatty got the scoring started when he took a pass from Scott Miller, and beat the Wolves goalie, tying things up at 1-1. Shortly after, Scott Miller broke in down the left side and centered a pass to Keith Richardson for an easy one-timer and a 2-1 lead. Glenn Farkas scored his first of the night, on a pass from Mike Farrell and Kevin fired a slapper from the blueline that was behind the goalie before he could even react, to close out the period.
Things settled down a bit in the 2nd period as both teams were only able to notch one goal apiece. The lone pirate goal was scored by Mike Farrell after Goione received a pass to gain the blueline and dropped it back to Mike, who let one go from long range for the goal. Throughout the contest the Pirates played a strong defensive game, and when the four horseman weren't busy adding their names to the scoresheet they were breaking-up Wolves plays in the defensive end.
The 3rd period saw the Pirates regain their scoring touch as they were able to beat the Wolves goalie three more times. Farkas scored his second of the evening when he received a pass from Goione and banged it past the Goalie from in front. Kevin would add his own second of the night when he picked up a rebound from a coast-to-coast skating Scooby chance, making the score 7-2. Scott LeMatty would finish out the scoring the same way it began with the Scotts (LeMatty and Miller) combining for the final goal and an 8-2 Pirate victory.
1) SCOTT MILLER
For his 3-point night in a substitute role.
2) KEVIN MCLAUGHLIN
For his two goals in addition to fine work on the blueline.
3) SCOTT LEMATTY
For starting the scoring and ending the scoring. The Bull was a force on this night.