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Green Pants is the New Goalie look.

November 26, 2022

Looks like we had some problems with holiday cheer spilling over. Lot of subs last night. For those who didn't make it, you missed a hell of a night. 

Hello to my loyal fan base, Aimee, Frank, Ralph and Derek Franco, (I know you will be reading). 

In the first game, let's just say, if you need a Goalie, consider Derek Franco. In the first game when you are missing your goalie, you do what it takes to stay in the game. For much of the game, Derek Franco stayed between the pipes as the sixth skater. I thought it was awful odd that they pulled the goalie so early in the game. The Edge Doctor did manage a goal against him in the first, with the Captain himself, Adam Babikian getting it past. Early in the second, in front of his biggest fan, Shawn Smith put the it up where the peanut butter is kept. Even had a fist pump. It was a hell of a goal. Quick Dam would get another one 2 minutes later with Frank the tank Nardone playing a little Doffense. We will talk about poor Frank and his decision making later in the article. In comes our hero and birthday boy, Mike Dussault to the rescue. OOps nope that is in the next game. Edge would get one late in the second to tie it up. In the third it was Edge with one more and that would do it. 3-2 in a hell of an effort by both teams Edge wins. Was that my Boo in the box. Boo in the box new from Kenner. Get it this Christmas. 

On to game two and all the fixins. Yep, it was Final Touch against some assembly required. If you like subs, no need to go to the deli, Manville Pizza has them. Final Touch started on fire with 3 goals in the first, 2 by Jarred Martin. His dad would normally be proud, but he was booing him from the other bench. Jack Babineau with the other on one skate. Lots of fun shenanigans over at the NSPD. Unfortunately, Sandy Dereksen scored a couple for the black. I mean Derek Anderson. Richie Dias got a couple as well. Guess what, they are not on the team. No kidding huh. Manville got out of a 3-1 deficit to overwhelm Final Touch 6-4. By the way Jarred Martin had a hat trick for the Swedish team. Greg Landry put a late empty netter to complete the game. Mike Dussault in his return to the ice put up a nice W for the black and he is on the team. MPP wins 6-4. 

Late game, and talk about a return. Andy Morrison back on the ice after being out for a few weeks. And he came back with a vengeance, getting a Hat Trick for the Votta Properties. Nick Nardone would match the effort with his own Hat Trick. Remember how I said we need to talk about Frank Nardone's decision making? I know some people can do this, and Frank has done it before. Neil Foley did it. I quote Chris Rock "It can be done, but you shouldn't do it. You can drive with your feet, but it don't make it a good fucking idea". Yes, playing book end games is what I am referring to. Play the first game, wait it out until the third game. I hope your groin isn't too bad buddy. Ok on to the rest of the game. Spoiler, it was a tie. It went like this, Vescera out on top early with 2 by Kevin Schleicher. Early in the second Vescera had a 3 goal lead. Votta came in to the second hot hot hot. Getting 4 with Nardone(NICK) and Andy Morrison trading goals for the purple. Late in the second Gary Ouillette would tie it up again. In the third, Guess what Nick and Andy for Votta and Schleicher (getting his hat) and Frank Notorianni getting one. This would be a  big gigantic tie 6-6. 

Hope you all had an awesome night. Have a great week. See some of you tomorrow at the rink again. I feel like there is nothing happening for a bit. I heard Loose Screws had an awesome show last week. It couldn't have been as wild as Wicked Rhode at Stevie D's. Cause you know. Anyway, have a great week. See you all on Friday at the very least. 

Live, Breathe, Love.................................................HOCKEY!!!!!!!!

 

This is the Turkey Special with all the Fixins

November 19, 2022

In the beginning yeah, I believed every word you said. 

Really here is the beginning.
You know that team, the one that has a 7 game unbeaten streak, with only one loss. The one loss was against the team they faced last night. It was the two titans of the hockey world, Quick Dam on a winning streak, versus Green Goddess, the scariest team in the Friday league. Green Goddess was ready to play this one, getting on the board with 2 in the first. Jay Cinq-Mars putting the puck to bed from Steve Lombardi. Jay is leading the d players with goals and assists. J Dubs also getting the assist. The other was Steve Lombardi with help from the Jay man and Richie Dias. Well that was fun wasn't it. If it were only one period. Yep, Frank Nardone got the Quick Dam going donning the 69 proudly down the ice. In the next 2 periods of action, 6 unanswered by QD with Neil Foley getting the next one, Derek Antunes, then Larry Lefebrve and finally Kreg Labelle with the last two. My goodness that was exciting. Steve Lombardi with 8 seconds left for Green Goddess, would add to the stats, but not the win column. 6-3 Quick Dam wins. And climbs to the top of the standings.

In the next game, a gritty effort for both teams. It was Votta Properties versus Final Touch. Neil Yee did what Neil does best and scored early for the Touch. If you think Votta was done after one goal, you would be wrong. They woudl end up getting the next 2 and punching Final Touch in nethers. It would be Mark Kosinski getting a weird bounce off a skate or something, whatever. In any case the next goal was by Eric Campbell back from his honeymoon(S). What happens when you poke the bear, the momma bear gets pissed and scores a goal. That's right Shannon Caverly, captain, my captain, beat em five hole. Her help came from Aimee Accinno and Brian Pendergast. Before the period was over, boom goes the dynamite. Jarred Martin would score on an all out effort of passing brilliance by Yee and Jerry Fahey. The Properties were not ready to wave the white flag. Especially since it was only the second, they scored at the waning minutes of the period and it would be Campbell again with help from Kosinski and Nick Nardone. The third was all Yee and Martin. Face off, gain line, pass puck, score goal. Just that easy. The rest of the period was a freakin scramble, but Final Touch pulled it out with Frank Zabatta holding the fort. 4-3.

The last game turned out to be the proof of parody in the league. Vescera Law versus Edge Doctor. With the Doctor's fearless captain, unable to play, he came out looking dapper on the bench. He even tied his own tie. Well done sir, well done. Unfortunately, good looks and donning a suit doesn't win you games. In the first, no goals, but 2 penalties by Edge Doctor. A trip and a Slapper for the shame box sitters. Nothing came of it however. In the Second, Edge Doctor got on the board with a goal by Steve Owens. Literally, 18 seconds later, the joy was over, as Vescera Law would put the tie on themselves. Scott Reilly would get the first one and liked it so much he got another on his next shift. And in the third, Vescera would pull away with Kevin Schliecher getting the cherry at the end of the third. Vescera Law was on quite a losing streak before this game and maybe this will put them on the road to recovery. 4-1 Vescera Wins

Oh what a night. Lots of fun as usual. I know especially when you win. Still fun, every week no matter the outcome.

Special note, Wicked Rhode is at Stevie D's tonight in Riverside. 8-830 start.

Loose Screws is playing somewhere as well. Just kidding. They are at Oriental Pearl in Dartmouth at 9. Late and far away.

Hope you all have a great week. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all can be with your loved ones and laugh, eat, love and enjoy.

Live, Breathe, Love........................................HOCKEY!!!!!