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Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving

November 20, 2021

Hi everyone! This is the time of the year when we reflect on how grateful we are for what we have. I am grateful for my family and my friends. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have to play hockey every week. You folks and the game give me something positive to look forward to each week. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all!!

Lets get to it. The first game was a hard fought game, that came down to inches and Steve Albertelli. Yep, Steve got the first goal in the second period. Albertelli came down and beat yours truly and our trusty Goalie in a mail slot. Fucker. In the second Albertelli got another one set up by Steve Owens. Back and forth it went. The two goalies, Jay Pires for Final Touch and Mark Clarkin for Green Goddess were stellar. Late in the third, Dillon Rapitore would fill in nicely. Dillon would collect the puck in front of the net from Andy Morrison and get the Goddess' only goal. That would end up doing it, but it was close. "in the end it doesn't even matter". Final Touch took the game 2-1

Game two had a lot more going on, as far as stats go. Vescera Law came out against Edge Doctor. The Law started early with a goal by Kevin Schleicher and they were off. Edge Doctor had the answering goal by Kreg Labelle unassisted. Game on bitches. AIMEE ACCINO would get the next goal for Vescera Law. Picking up the apples were Rob Edlemen and Paul Praderio. On to the second where Schleiicher would get his second goal and start another period with Edge in the hole. He was set up by Edlemen as well. The Doctor would answer that one with another goal by Kreg. He was set up by Neil Foley and Mike Thomas. Did you see that Aimee Accino got a goal in the first. (apparently I missed a goal she scored last week. I am making up for it). On to the third. In the first minute, Number 12, I assume was Doc Manzo. A late goal by Schleicher would complete his Hat Trick and the world is a better place. Vescera Wins 5-2

Ahhh the late game. Manville Pizza vs. Votta Properties. Mike Dussault in net against Dan Dussault. Just over 2 minutes in to the first and Dan gets one over on his brother. Just like that, Mike immediately regretted his decision to play a second game. Dan Was set up by Keith Kraunelis  and Nick Nardone. Greg Landry would get the next one 2 minutes later with the help of Craig Pizzo and Shane McCormick. Shane would get the next one midway through the period set up by the smooth criminal Glen Marshall. At the end of the period, Nick Nordone would get one as well from Rick Mercuri. After one, it was 4-0. However there was a lot of game left to be played. Glen Marshall would get one of his own to start the second with the help of McCormick. But wait, just when Santiago thought he was going home with a shut out, Votta Props got on the board. Kreg Labelle filling in for Ricky's team would give them hope. Kraunelis would squash that hope immediately following. He scored with help from Rick Mercuri. In the Third, Nick Nardone put the finishing touches on the game with the help from Kraunelis and Mercuri. 7-1 Pizza.

Again, thank you all for being who you are, a cornucopia of personalities with the like mindedness of competitive hockey. Happy Thanksgiving.

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

Its Almost Turkey Day. But Not yet !

November 13, 2021

Oh man oh man oh man. Quick Dam cannot catch a break. It looked pretty good for awhile. Unfortunately, it went down hill fast. In the first period, Quick Dam got on the board first. Nick Nordone filling in for the evening, flexed his muscles and scored with the help of Ed Cordoso. Our favorite lady Shannon Caverly was not phased and set up the next goal for Pilot who was subbing in on her line. And then it was Rich LaPlante sneaky sneaky good goal. The back hand that went 6 inches was all he needed to get the touch up by two. Late in the period, Quick Dam came back, a long shot by Eric Campbell. Unfortunately that would be their last, a trip in front of the net, a penalty shot for Burkle, for the win. Final touch would score two more in the third to clasp down the win, Dan Clare and then Tim Pincince with the Empty Net. Final Touch done good. 5-2

Game Dos. Por Favor

Votta Properties takes on Edge Doctor. Fast paced and action packed in this one. Mike Dussault and Frank Zabatta battling across the pond from each other is the story here. Both Put on a clinic. One, made the extra save. In the first Votta jumped out to a 2-0 lead, albeit late in the period and close in time. The First was Mike Bragan from Mark Kosinski. The next just a minute 20 later, Kosinski would polish off the period. Nothing doing in the second, as they skated to a 0-0 tie. However, there was great commentary in the warm room. The networks ratings would go up hiring this crew. The look on Adam Babikians face when staring at his dad for approval, we are guessing meant "Why don't you love me dad"!!! But I digress. Brian McDonald would get the Edge on the board early in the third, from Derek Franco. Votta would match it with an answer from White Gloves Kosinski, which would later prove to be the game winner. He was set up by BRIAN CORMIER (see Brian, I mentioned you. ) and Bragan. Try as the might to get over on Votta, Edge could only manage one more goal. It would be Kreg Labelle from Derek Franco and Sean Coffey. Votta would win 3-2.

The late game that no one wanted. Except Bill Vescera. Yep, just a few seconds into the Vescera Law Vs. Green Goddess game, Bill Vescera popped in the seed to grow the win. Bill had the best celly as he was exuberant and so was everyone else. He was set up for the early goal by Kevin Schleicher and Doc Holiday (Manzo) he will be your huckleberry. Mike Baro had to leave the game and Mike Dussault would fill in for the ailing Baro. Hope he will be ok. Goddess would take advantage of the cold goalie. A goal by Iggy Gozman from Jay Cinq-Mars and Andy Meegan. The jubilation would not last as Vescera would quickly answer. Jay Arruda would come from the blue line and pop one in, set up by Manzo and Schlecher. Goddess would tie it up with a goal by Jimmy Meegan. Vasconcelos set him up along with Gary Ouillette. Back and froth we go as Goddess would take the lead with Brian Pendergast getting on the board, with Andy Morrison and his white privilege helping as well as Gozman. And another tie would happen again. It would be Vescera getting on the board again with Paul Praderio getting the goal from Schleicher and Bill Vescera with the feeds. And then another quickly by the Law, as Shane McCormick would get the breakaway. Late in the period it would be tied again. Gary Ouilette would get on the board with help from Jimmy Meegan on the low to high pass. And then Vescera would beat them up in the third with a goal by Richie Dias and his Knee to the back of my head to get down and score and make me late to the play. And I had to chase Jay Arruda around. That is the way I saw it and yes it is all about me cause I am writing this shit and now it is a run on sentence that has gone on way to long. (Deep Breathe) So, yeah, Vescera wins 6-4.

Hope you all have a great week.

Live, Breathe, Love............................Hockey!!!