40W, no. 5; newsletter r.n.)
The first of a back-to-back set of games with the Cannibals/Big Slick clubs. The Sunday club has Rockhill while the Monday club has Toscano, otherwise they look alot alike. Rockhill showed all of his sides in the Sunday battle, sharpshooting, chippy and chirpy. The guy is simply an enigma, why does someone that good have to get into all of the crap all the time?
The game was quite feisty and Kevin and Rockhill escalated the war of words into a good shoving match. Kevin showed a lot restraint when Rockhill gently speared him twice which was left uncalled for some unknown reason. Later in the match Rockhill got to wear home his proud badge of courage (cut to the head) when he came up to Scott L and faked a high stick which Scotty quickly responded to with a face full of stick. It cost us a 4:00-minute powerplay, but it didn't seem as any of us were that upset by it.
Our one goal was a pretty nice tally though: While the “150 line” was on the rink, Scott got the puck in the corner and got it to the point where Gucci faked a shot and slid it to 99 in the high slot, who waited for the screen by Dan to develop and deposited it high over the keeper. Other than the Rockhill sillyness, it was a fast-paced game with solid goaltending at both ends.
Finally, it appears the old days of post-game “meetings” in the cold have seemed to disappeared faster than Gucci's mid-section, as everyone scattered rather than commiserating our loss.
FOR THE RECORD
Attendance (players): DiPierro, Farkas, Gucci, LeMatty, McLaughlin, Newcomb, Nicolosi, Serkin, Baio (sub), Toscano (sub). Net: Hudson.
Scratches: Cassens, Hand.
Scoring: 1st period: 1-1 tie: Goal by Nicolosi (Gucci). 3rd period: 3-1 Cannibals.
date of game: 1.03.10
1) KEVIN MCLAUGHLIN
For not killing Rockhill in the parking lot with all those hunting rifles.
(Why would anyone mess with Kevin, Gucci or Dan during hunting season?)
2) MARK HUDSON
For his subbing in net.
3) GLENN FARKAS
For excellent hustle.