39S, no. 1; newsletter by r.n.)
editor's note: By popular demand we bring you another newsletter pounded-out by the Cap'n on his Blackberry™ — most likely while driving.
It was great to be back on the petrified polymers at the old GoodSports rink. Oh the sites, like Gucci dressing on the bench; the sounds, some crappy music in 8-second bites; and those smells (we'll just leave the smell analogies to the imagination).
Inspired by the breathtaking ambience of the playing environment, the Pirates jumped on the Bulldogs and held a lead until the waning moments of the game. The resulting tie was very frustrating for The Pirates as they blew a number of opportunities to blow the game open like Dan Aykroyd and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters. in the end, our demise was just as we imagined it. Here is how it happened ...
Early goals by Tim and Russ off, rebounds from shots by Brian and Scott respectively, give the Pirates an early 2-0 lead. Kevin received a nasty slash to the hand while rushing through center ice and quickly retaliated by blasting a slapper by the bewildered keeper to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead.
The Dawgs then got a fortune bounced-off the referee on a clearing attempt that ended up in the net almost immediately, making it 3-2. A timeout was called with about a 1:00-minute left to make sure we all realized that we have to cover the Stay Puft Marshmallow man.
After the timeout we won the faceoff and cleared the zone. Wildman stole the puck, but in the ensuing Dawg rush could only dump the puck towards the now-open net. The Stay Puft dude picked-up the puck and avoided Scott in their zone and then Jay at center ice ... and then Gucci, Wildman and Brian. He released a wrister that Harris deflected into the far post and it dribbled in.
Overtime was even and scoreless.
Fun game despite the frustration of the tie.
FOR THE RECORD
Attendance (players): Cassens, DiPierro, Farkas, Gucci, Hand, LeMatty, McLaughlin, Newcomb, Nicolosi, Serkin. Net: Harris.
Scoring: 1st period: 2-0 Pirates: Goals by Hand (Newcomb); Serkin (Gucci); 3rd period: 3-3 tie: Goal by McLaughlin (Nicolosi). Overtime: none.
date of game: 9.13.09
1) KEVIN MCLAUGHLIN
For a rifle of a shot. (That's what you get for messing with him at center ice).
2) TIM HAND
For the first tally of the night.