25S, no. 3; newsletter by k.r.)
From the sparse look of the Pirate bench, the Men In Black were still reeling from last season's Semifinals loss against the Chiefs. The Pirates only iced seven players which was knocked down to six after Glenn Farkas took a puck in the nose (on a clearing attempt, Glenn took a puck through the small square cut-out of his face mask right into his nose; he suffered a couple of black eyes, but nothing broken). Up front for the Pirates ware Scott LeMatty, Wildman, Dan DiPierro, Ralz and the aforementioned Glenn; while ironman “D” was played by Chris and Keith.
The game was close all night long, which is a testament to those who did show up. The lead was never more than two goals. The Pirates goals were scored by Scott LeMatty, Ralz and Wildman, with Keith and Chris each adding a pair of assists. A special thanks to Jon Hoenge for filling-in admirably in goal for a vacationing Harris.
The “Curse of Reggie Dunlop” must be alive-and-well, because the Chiefs victory increased their streak to three-in-a-row that they've won against us. The Pirates can at least drown their sorrows for the close loss — that is if Nick or Kevin bring the six packs they owe for missing the game. The keeper of the cooler will be back from South of the Border next week — let's hope he didn't bring any illegals back to fill the holes in the line-up. Till next time ...
date of game: 4.02.06
1) CHRIS GOIONE
For his 44:00 minutes of defense (except for the penalty). Pretty impressive since he'll be going out for surgery on his knees in two weeks.
2) SCOTT LEMATTY
For his 2 points and great hustle all night long.
3) GLENN FARKAS
For bleeding for the Pirate cause.