37S, no. 6; newsletter by a.t.)
Another game against the Bulldogs — joy to the hockey gods! Unfortunately for me I played with a double ear infection, rendering me medicated, deaf and without any balance ... so basically I was handicapped. Speaking of which, I saw my best buddy on the other team — couldn't hear what he was saying so i guess I wasn't so unfortunate after all. (My weekly uncalled for dig.)
OK, to the game ... ummm ... we scored the first two ... then they scored the next four. After that we scored one more time and peppered them the last 5:00 minutes for the tying goal ... but alas, there was none to be had. So we lost.
On the bright side, Harris played awesome and Glenn hustled his ass off and got in my buddy's face all game (which made Glenn a harasser of the handicapped, which in this case is OK). All in all, I thought for 30:00 of the 44:00 minutes, we outplayed them and proved they are beatable come Playoff time.
As I am in this great motivating (and delirious) mood right now, Id like to go out on a limb here and challenge the team a little bit — putting myself in the class of the likes of Mark Messier and Joe Namath. I, Anthony Toscano, am predicting — Nay! Guaranteeing!!! — a trip to the Playoffs! We WILL make the Playoffs this year boys and when we do, its a clear slate from there! I understand I have now put some unneeded pressure on us, but I think we will thrive under it and compete at a higher level.
p.s. The views stated in the article are not the views of the Coastal Pirate Organization. Actually, the Organization applauds the handicapped and even lets them write the newsletters for Wednesday nights. Thank you.
FOR THE RECORD
Attendance (players): Cassens, DiPierro, Farkas, Farrell, Gucci, LeMatty, McLaughlin, Nicolosi, Serkin, Toscano. Net: Harris.
Scoring: 1st period: 1-0 Pirates: Goal by Gucci (Serkin). 3rd period: 5-3 Bulldogs: Goals by Serkin (Farrell); LeMatty (Farkas).
date of game: 4.19.09
1) JAY SERKIN
For a couple of points.
2) SCOTT LEMATTY
For getting us within one on a nice breakaway tally (which, incidentally, redeemed him for the goal he deflected into our net earlier).
For a few Marty Brodeur-inspired moments.