44S, no. 4; newsletter by r.n.)
editor's note: Another Capn's eye view of the game ....
Joe Nigro tallies first career Pirate hattrick as the Pirates shutout Jags!
Wildman scored :39 seconds into the game and was the harbinger for what became a very lopsided victory. The Jags showed a lot of tenacity in the 1st period as the Pirates came in waves, but only tallied twice more in the first stanza. Joe Nigro then scored a natural hat trick in style by getting his second tally while the club was short-handed. Other notable highlights were Rud’s stylish wrapper and Harris’ flawless goaltending (his 60th career shutout).
The mysterious absence of #67 was still a mystery Monday evening as #99 tried to reach him by cell to no avail. Perhaps he hit the lottery and skipped town or he was negotiating a new contract for David with the Devils while watching them whip The Bolts. As I see it, he could only help ...
FOR THE RECORD
Attendance (players): Cassens, DiPierro, Farkas, Hand, Irausquin, LeMatty, Nicolosi, Nigro, Gesior (sub). Net: Harris.
Scratches: Gucci, Newcomb (AWOL).
Scoring: 1st period: 3-0 Pirates: Goals by Cassens (LeMatty); Farkas (none); Hand (none). 3rd period: 8-0 Goals by Nigro (Hand); Nigro (Casens), SHG; Nigro (none); Irausquin (none); Hand (LeMatty), mercy at 6:11.
date of game: 1.09.11
1) JOE NIGRO
For his first career Pirate hattrick.
2) TIM HAND
For a pair of goals.
3) JOHN CASSENS
For the GWG — scored on his opening shift!