6W, no. 1; newsletter by b.n.)
Sporting our brand new Championship patches on our sleeve, we faced-off against one of our toughest opponents of the season, the Smashing Pumpkins (we lost 4-1 last season).
We held them scoreless for the first two shifts, then they got two quick goals. For the remainder of the period we held our own until the final :40 when they skipped one in from just over center ice for the 3-0 lead at the end of the 1st.
They added three more goals in the 2nd (most of them slam-dunk one-timers). Then, just when things were looking pretty bleak, Chris put one in (assist to Nick and Roger). Not too long after a Pumpkin tried to center a pass in front which i deflected up ice to Farkas who passed to Brian Newcomb for the goal (hey, i'm in the scoring race!). That 6-2 score closed out the period.
The 3rd opened with a Russ goal (assist to Roger, who leads the pts race out of the gate) to make it 6-3 we had three unanswered goals. Unfortunately the Pumpkins added two late goals with less than 2:45 remaining to regain their killer lead and the game thankfully ended (next week the Howell Stars).
1) BRIAN NEWCOMB
He shoots, he scores! (Bri's first goal ended a bit of a scoring drought for him).
2 & 3) GLENN FARKAS
and NICK GARGUILO
Both of these dudes stepped-in to sub and both had a point on the night.