4S, no. 4; newsletter by h.s.)
We found out on Saturday evening that many Coastal Pirates DO have better things to do on Saturday evenings besides play rollerhockey. We had six guys on our "shortened" bench, but those present (Russ, Wildman, Ralz, Roger, Dave and Scott LeMatty) played like madmen and pretty much kept all the action away from me (which was great because I was still jet-lagged). Anyways, Wildman scored first on a powerplay, but the Jags C answered back to keep us tied 1-1 at the first break.
Wildman found the net again in the 2nd to give us the lead again, but once again the Jags stormed back to tie things up.
Russ gave us the 3-2 lead (which we carried into the 2nd break), but the Jags opened-up the scoring in the 3rd to again gridlock us at 3-3. It was Ralz (assist to Scott LeMatty) who again gave us the lead on his goal and, finally, Scott's insurance goal that quashed the Jag hopes for a comeback.
The highlights of the game: A Jag player holding onto Ralz's leg in the final moments and losing complete control when he was called for a penalty; and, during the 2nd, Ralz smashing into me and nearly ending my brilliant goaltending career.