2S, no. 1; newsletter by j.c.)
The game was almost a repeat of the Championships, with strong defensive play by the Pirates. We matched their first goal on a powerplay with strong play in front of the net; Rusty poking a rebound into the net. After a quick reply from Micro, we held them to a 2-1 score for most of the game.
We just could not get the bounces going our way in the offensive zone, We had few chances, but many rebounds and passes just jumped over sticks or barely missed open men in front. Having a short bench (only two subs), we hung in against a much faster team, but at the end the monkey jumped on our backs and Micro took advantage with a 5:00-minute scorefest at the end of the game. Final score we lost they won.
1) RUSS NICOLOSI
For our only score.
2) SCOTT LeMATTY
For strong boards work and good 2-way play.
3) ROGER WEISS
and DAVE MATTHEWS
They played without subs for long stretches against a fast and strong puck handling/passing team.