4S, no. 1; newsletter by h.s.)
The opening of the new Sunday season had an auspicious beginning as a long shot from the blueline caught me off-guard and gave the Rage an early 1-0 lead. Fortunately, we bounced right back on the next shift and a shot by Jimmy Ferraro though traffic bounced off a couple of Rage players to tie things up. The 1-1 score held for the remainder of the 1st.
We came out gunning in the 2nd and Scooby (doing his Gretzky imitation from behind the Rage net), passed to Scott LeMatty at the point for a bullet that gave us a 2-1 lead. We held that lead for the rest of the 2nd.
The first shift of the 3rd period saw Jimmy finding Roger for a one-two punch that put us up 3-1. We held that 2 goal lead all the way to the 6:00-minute mark when the Rage took advantage of a defensive turnover and scored off a rebound from point blank. With only 2:40 left, the Rage kept the pressure up and scored again to even things up. Taking a page from the "Mike Kennan" handbook, we out on an extra-skater with :04 left and nearly won it, but instead we had to settle for the 1-point night.
1) JIMMY FERRARO
For continuing to rack-up the points in all his appearances.
2) ROGER WEISS
For great defense (and offense).
3) SCOTT LeMATTY
Another great game in both zones