3S, no. 4; newsletter by h.s.)
The first of two back-to-back games for us had Scooby returning to his old scoring self. His first score of the night gave us a 1-0 lead in the 1st period which we carried into the break.
The Blizzard tied it up, but Jimmy (who has points in all 3 of his Pirate appearances so far this season) regained our lead during a scrum in the crease.
The 2-1 score started the 3rd, but Scooby and Scott Lematty teamed-up with a beautiful give-and-go which allowed Scooby to score his second of the evening. Ralz gave us a 3-goal lead when he rifled a wrist shot from the face-off circle. The Blizzard closed the gap to two goals when their forward played a puck out of mid-air for a goal, but they were unable to get another even with the extra attacker in the closing minute.
1) ED SOUTHWORTH
For an explosive 2-goal night.
2) DAVE MATTHEWS
For taking stitches in the lip after a puck leveled him in the closing seconds of Saturday's game (any Pirate who gets stiches automatically gets a star). Dave writes: With my new lip the size of a banana I'll be trying out for a role in the upcoming remake of 'Planet of the Apes.'