(vol. 40W, no. 1; newsletter b.n.)
The Coastal Pirates opened the new season against the Bottom Feeders. I thought that the Bottom Feeders were not very good, but then someone told me that they played in the “A” division. I don't really know how true that was ... people tell me stuff all the time ... and while at times it is true ... some times its not. I hate to call people liars ... because that is such a strong word.

Anyway since the game was played about a month and a half ago I don't really remember much of the details. At some point the Bottom Feeders scored a couple goals. Then Gucci picked-up the puck and broke into the zone and passed the puck to #67 (well that's what #67 thought), but Russ was actually in between #67 and Gucci and he tipped the puck. Since #67's reaction time can be measured epochs, there was no way he was going to spin his stick around to get to the puck ... so the puck ended-up going off #67's stick and into the net. (#67 tried to argue he did in fact get his stick on the puck, but on the rare night that GoodSports supplied two refs, neither was buying it. In the end, the two got together and decided that while the puck did go in off the skate it was “unintentional.”)

Later in the game one of our forwards (name withheld to protect the innocent) found himself in front of the net. But before I go any further, I need to flashback to a story about the aforementioned unnamed player. Back in the day this unnamed player was working Security for a large metropolitan entertainment complex. Apparently there was a major issue with a group of followers for a major band that go by the term “----heads.” And no, it wasn't “Parrotheads.” Anyway, this particular group of has the reputation of being drugged out all the time and are apparently bad at following simple directions when they are in their drug-induced state, like “Stay out of the aisles!” S. So after the Security Crew got tired of telling them to stay in their seats, one of them got the brilliant idea to toss thumbtacks on the ground so when the “----heads” danced in the aisles they would get a little surprise. Although it seemed to work initially, in their haze
the “----heads” were back 5:00-minutes later doing the same thing.

Ok back to the game ... Well, in what can only be described as karma, this previously unnamed player was “dancing” in front of the Feeders' net taking abuse when the Pirates finally tied the game up 2-2 ... but he was maliciously backchecked and thrown into the goalie; then — and here's the karma part — he was assessed a penalty and the game-tying goal was waived-off. Then — and here's the double-karma part — the Feeders scored on their powerplay and ended-up winning.

Final score: Dancing Bears 3, Pirates 1.

Attendance (players): Genalo, Gesior, Gucci, LeMatty, Matthews, Miller, Newcomb, Nicolosi, Baio (sub), Maccanico (sub). Net: Harris.
Scratches: Cassens, Farrell.
Scoring: 1st period: 2-0 Feeders. 3rd period: 3-1 Feeders: Goal by Newcomb (none).
date of game: 11.18.09

LOST 3-1


Great two-way play.
(Miller, shown below in this camera phone photo sent before the previous Wednesday's Championship game, may have this Skull revoked for using an ice pack from the beer bag on his injured hand at the post-game “meeting.” The case is currently before the S.O.C.)