4S, no. 8; newsletter by h.s.)
We had only five Pirates in the lineup for Saturday's tiebreaker game, which was to determine whether we would enter the playoffs as the #1 or #2 seed. Although our guys never got a rest, everyone gave 110% and if not for some great goaltending by Dave Kurasz we easily could've stolen the #1 spot.
The Bad Boyz scored the only goal of the 1st and then added an insurance goal early in the 2nd for the 2-0 lead. Soonafter, though, Scott LeMatty from behind the net provided a great feed to Russ who blasted a shot high, stickside to put us on the board, 2-1.
Not too long after though, a rush up-ice ended in a one-timer by the Boyz to regain their 2-goal lead, which would hold for the second break. We stormed back in the 3rd when Scooby skated by the entire Boyz's "D" and stuffed the shot into the net to make it a 1-goal game again. We killed a powerplay later in the period and turned the pressure up even more, but the only other score was by the Boyz with about 4:00 minutes remaining. (Probably the only good thing about having no substitutes was I didn't have to worry about leaving the ice for the extra skater at the end.)
1) ED SOUTHWORTH,
SCOTT LeMATTY and
All get the #1 star for
playing their hearts out!