19S, no. 6; newsletter by c.g.)
The Coastal Pirates winning streak came to an abrupt end this past Sunday as they lost a nail biter to the St. Pats. Actually the team pretty much lost to one player — as he scored all their goals — and took more than the lion's share of their shots. There is not a lot to say on this one: the effort was good and we hit a bunch of posts, and even had some good opportunities in the final minute with the extra skater.
The St. Pats scored first when they put a rebound in during the opening shift. The Pirates then evened things up when Russ (assist to Mike) put one through a screen from the face-off circle. The 1st half ended in the 1-1 tie.
The St. Pats, however, scored two unanswered goals in the 2nd half to open up their lead to a 3-1 at about the 12:00-minute mark. Still, the Pirates battled back when Russ scored his second goal of the contest (assist to Dan DiPierro) putting the Pirates back to within one goal. The team continued to put a ton of pressure on the St Pats goalie in the final 1:30, but this time there would be no Cinderella story this night as the team could not get the tying goal. While no loss is ever satisfying, the solid effort was there, and the loss was not nearly as bitter as the game that would be played the following night ... but I guess that's another newsletter.
editor's note: While the Boston Red Sox managed to snap “The Curse” by winning a World Series, Harris' own curse continues on: He was once-again unable to win a game in front of his father (who was in the stands this night). Harris' “streak” now has the dubious distinction of being the “Longest-running Curse” in sports history.
1) RUSS NICOLOSI
For scoring both of the Pirate goals.