3W, no. 7; newsletter by h.s.)
A goal in the opening :90 second followed by a redirected slapshot shortly after, was all the points the Phantoms needed to spoil our .500 season. Although we held them off for the remainder of the period, the 2-0 score seemed insurmountable.
Another redirection in the waning seconds of the 2nd, was the only goal of the period and the Phantoms led comfortably 3-0 after two.
The 3rd period saw more action in our zone as The Phantoms got another goal on shot which pinged off the post and found it's way in the net. They followed-up with two more goals -- including a powerplay goal (that richoceted off the post, into my skate, and into the net). Russ scored the only Pirate goal of the game midway through the 3rd on a scramble in front of John Arena to spoil his shutout bid.
1) GLEN CHAMBERS
For making the block of the game by taking a mean slapshot (by that big guy on their team) right in the shins! Thanks, Glen.
2) JOHN CASSENS
For finding Brian's Jersey, and washing Chris's socks (and organizing a badly needed practice).
3) ROGER WEISS
For not scoring on me this game.