20S, no. 3; newsletter by c.g.)
The game against the Wave two weeks ago marked the debut of Bob Bobby Currao for the Pirates and the timing could not have been better as Kevin went on the I.R. with a separated shoulder soon after. Harris took the night off, and Doug Collimore subbed between the pipes and was hoping to bring the Pirates to above .500 in this young season. The Wave was a tougher opponent than in the past, and they battled hard to keep the game close for the whole 44:00 minutes.
Russ drew first blood for the Pirates when he blasted a shot from the point after Ralz made a great pass to him from the corner. Scott LeMatty then tallied the second Pirate goal when he was fed on a breakaway from Keith and Russ; on the play Scott weaved-in and held the puck while the Wave goalie sprawled in vain to get the puck from him then Scott just walked the puck around the prone netminder for the 2-0 lead. The Wave battled back, however, and scored a goal to make the score 2-1 at the intermission.
The 2nd half seemed to belong to the Pirates as our time of possession was probably 2-to-1; still, it wasn't showing up on the board and the game remained close. Dan DiPierro finally gave us the cushion goal we were looking for, when he banged a rebound in from a Wildman shot. Collectively the team played well, and the defense — with the addition of Currao (to an already strong corps) — was rock solid.
1) RUSS NICOLOSI
For the goal and a great defensive outing.
2) DOUG COLLIMORE
For posting a 1.00 g.a.a. on the season.
3) BOBBY CURRAO
After weeks of arbitration, the Pirates management and the “Hockey Closet” owner finally settle and Bobby joins the ranks of the Coastal Pirates.