33W, no. 10; newsletter by b.n.)
Someone told me that the objective in hockey is to win the final game of the season ... and if you happen to score the game-winning goal in that game, well, that would be pretty cool ... especially if that happened to go into overtime. I guess for some teams that is the mark of a Championship season.
But if you fail to make Playoffs, then really how meaningful can the game be? Especially if the only reason that you made the final game was you had to take a forfeit in a scrimmage game. But what the heck ... I guess it beats losing the final game ... in overtime. And the guy who scored the game winning goal?
Kevin is going to kick his ass when he realizes that there are no aliens in this newsletter ...
FOR THE RECORD*
Attendance (players): Scott Miller, Dave, Brian, LeMatty, Mike, Gucci, Dan (subbing), Wildman (subbing), Kevin (subbing).
Scratches: Russ, Craig, Evan, Scooby.
Scoring: 1st period: 2-0 Pirates: Goals by Kevin; Mike; 3rd period: 3-3 Pirates: Goals by Gucci (Kevin); OT: Goal by #67 (Mike, Kevin), extra skater.
*The accuracy of these stats are not guaranteed since they have not been reviewed by Brooks.
date of game: 5.07.08
1) KEVIN MCLAUGLIN
For a Mike Keenan-like move with 1:00-minute remaining in overtime that put an extra skater on the ice and led to the gamewinner with less than :05 remaining in overtime.
2) BRIAN NEWCOMB
For the OT GWG.
3) DAVE MATTHEWS
For making a cigar run to pay off his “fines” and bringing some premium smokes from Señor Juan's.