(vol. 37S, no. 4; newsletter by a.t.)
Hey there Pirates ... I've once again been asked to write a newsletter for this past Sunday's game. I will continue my effort to say nothing relevant to the actual game played (which was once again a loss). Instead, I have pulled up an older newsletter in a game where we actually beat the Chiefs to help us feel better about ourselves and to keep our spirits up ... (and to mess with #67). The letter will remain in its original fashion except for anything in yellow, which i have changed to keep to modern Pirate fashion. Some names have been changed to protect the professionalism of this newsletter. I have noticed that over the past few weeks the newsletter is sounding more like the National Enquirer instead of covering the events taking place in Coastal Pirate Land. So for this newsletter we'll depart from #67 and his fantasies and instead give inquiring minds the facts ... (#67 fantasies, imagine that.)

The Pirates took to the rink with a solid line-up of Toscano, Serkin, Wildman, LeMatty, DiPierro and Farkas up front with Russ, Gucci, Kevin, and possible Norris candidate Mike Farrell on defense. #67 as we all know him, talked-up a good game this week and when it came time to drop the biscuit he was ready to go. On the opening face-off the Pirates quickly tallied to make it 1-0 (goal to Mitch Gumsteen, assist to Mitch Gumsteen). Mitch, who always brings solid “D” also brought his wrist shot to the game and made it 2-0 on a beautiful goal from the left circle (assist to Mitch Gumsteen). Late in the 1st period the Pirates would make it 3-0 on a breakaway (goal by Mitch Gumsteen).

In the final period, the Chiefs scored on powerplay to make it 3-1 (while Mitch was serving his daily dumb penalty); the Chiefs' player who scored this was not known, but it was a lucky shot that's for sure. The scoring ended when Mitch Gumsteen fired a laser from the point to make it 4-1.

The story within the story was #67 getting knocked into the next decade with an open-ice hit by Mitch Gumsteen! He was dazed and confused for quite sometime (you mean that's not normal?) but after thinking about it he was already like that before the hit. Sorry #67 we love you ... but tonight you were the enemy. (Your my brother from another mother 67!) On a lighter note Mitch decided at the post game meeting that blowing in hockey should be a penalty. It kind of makes you wonder who is really on your team doesn't it! Thanks mostly to Mitch Gumsteen. Good to have you back in net.

date of game: 10.24.06 and rebooted on 3.29.09

Attendance (players): Cassens, Toscano, Serkin, LeMatty, Gucci, Nicolosi, Farrell, Farkas, McLaughlin, DiPierro. Net: Harris.
Scratches: none.
Scoring: 1st period: 4-2 Chiefs: Goals by Nicolosi (Toscano); Gucci (Toscano), PPG. 3rd period: 6-4 Chiefs: Goals by Serkin (Toscano); Farrell (Gucci).
date of game: 3.29.09

LOST 6-4


For his 2-point night.