(vol. 19S, no. 1; newsletter by c.g.)
The Coastal Pirates opened their new season with a game against the Wave in Sunday action last week. The forward lines consisted of the combos of Russ-LeMatty-DiPierro and Goione-Wildman-Farkas; the defense was manned by Kevin-Keith-Scooby-Farrell. The Wave had a full boat, with the exception of anyone in net.

Even though the Pirates had the obvious advantage of not facing a netminder, it was the Wave that would score first. Their goal came just seconds before their goalie took to the ice, thus eliminating what looked to be the advantage for the Pirates. Ironically, once the Wave had a goalie, the Pirates exploded with a flurry of offense. Glenn Farkas quickly knotted it back up when he took a perfect pass from Wildman and one-timed it for the goal. Next, Kevin scored on one of his trademark blasts to give the Pirates a lead that they would never relinquish. Before the first 22:00 minutes were up, #19 would add a pair of goal (assist to Farkas) to give the Pirates a commanding 4-1 lead at the intermission. Defensively the team was playing great as the Wave had few quality opportunities throughout the period.

The second half was exactly like the first with the Pirates dominating defensively, while adding four more goals. Keith and Wildman got the period started (assists to LeMatty and Mike), and Scott LeMatty finished it off with two goals of his own (assist to Russ). Harris didn't have a ton of work in this half but made all the stops he had to as he kept the Wave from generating any sort of comeback attempt. A solid outing as the team made its first defense of its Championship.

WON 8-1


For his 2-goal evening.

For his 2-point night — both occurring in the first half when it was still a close game.

For some tenacious“D” that must've had something to do with his shiny, new Pirate-approved gloves.