4S, no. 2; newsletter by h.s.)
Starting nearly 40 minutes late due to various Ironman tournaments and Donkey Basketball Games, we were all anxious to get on and play. Although there was some great end-to-end action, the only goal of the 1st period was a Bad Boyz shot that ricocheted off two not one, but two Pirate defensemen before finding the back of our net.
The Bad Boyz (led by some great goaltending by Dave Kurasz) seemed impenetrable until the 2nd period, when Dave Matthews' powerplay shot from the point ping-ponged in for our first goal of the night. Almost immediately after, Roger fired from the opposite point and Jimmy got a piece of it as it came towards the Boyz' crease for the redirection score.
We carried that 2-1 lead all the way into the 3rd period when the Boyz scored twice (once at the tail end of a powerplay and once, believe it or not, off another Pirate defenseman). We threatended with the extra skater in the last minute, but couldn't put it in.
1) DAVE MATTHEWS
For his first of the season and for good heads up defense.
2) SCOTT LeMATTY
For terrific two-way play sometimes fighting for the puck on his knees.
3) JIMMY FERRARO
For the early lead in the points race.