17W, no. 6; newsletter by k.r.)
The Coastal Pirates bounced back to their winning ways when the Wednesday team played a rare Monday night contest. They avenged last season's playoff loss by besting the Ducks in a back-and-forth game that also doubed this season's win total. Craig Sudol would lead the way with his first hattrick as a Pirate.
Two complete lines benefited us tonight, as we were able to keep the lines fresh and rolling. The D was Russ-Dave with Keith-Scooby making up the second pair. The forward lines consisted of the Miller Bros. bracketing Jimmy Ferraro; the second line was Wildman centering Chris Goione and Craig (this line would account for six points tonight).
The Pirates maintained the lead throughout the evening, but even our two-goal leads appeared to evaporate quickly as it seemed that every time we scored, they came right back to tighten-up the game. Along with the three from Craig, Jimmy and Wildman would add the other goals. The Pirates now have an opportunity to post an undefeated week and near the elusive .500 mark when they play their second game in two nights against the Coyotes on Wednesday.
Editor's Note: Adam The Scorekeeper
(who witnessed this Pirate victory) rendered the image below on the official scoresheet to commemorate the win.
1) CRAIG SUDOL
He becomes the 13th Man In Black to achieve a hattrick (and, of course, he's now immortalized on the Legends page).
2) DAVE MATTHEWS
For some great second and third efforts that slowed down the Ducks rush in our zone.
3) CHRIS GOIONE
For a 2-point night and hustling back on D.