Late last night at the edge of North Smithfield, Vescera Law finally got a win. Like the Philadelphia Flyers vs. the Buffalo Sabers, Green Goddess was the victim of halting the winless streak. Anything can happen on game day. Goddess and Vescera went the through the first period unscathed. Back and forth they went. In the second, Pete Meegan struck first, selflessly helping out Vescera in the first shift. Steve Albertelli helping out Goddess, returned the favor, evening the score. Dan Clare would put Vescera in front in the next shift from Mike Bonin. Goddess would volley back late in the second, with Tim Pincince and Rick Vasconcelos tying it up. In the third, Shannon Murphy in net, held on for Vescera, keeping the pucks in front of her. With the warm room looking on, Vescera Law would strike again. Pete Meegan would get the puck from Bill Vescera, putting them in front again. The time ticked away on the Green as Vescera took their first victory of the season. WOOT WOOT.
With that, I am exhausted just thinking about, what a game.
In the first game, another no show by Brandon Bell. What the heck buddy? Edge Doctor, in the nursing blue came out strong against Votta Properties. Getting an early goal by Brian Pendergast, who picked up the loose change in the crease, from Glen Mederios and Adam Babikian, who took the initial shot. Late in the first, Gerry "the assassin" Fahey, would put Votta on the board from Shane McShane McCormick. As the first wound down, Kreg Labelle would put the purple out in front. In the second, Derek Antunes shot Glen Marshall out of a cannon. He beat one of the fastest defensemen in the league and beat the Shannon five hole. Bastard. Late in the second, Pendergast would get a second goal, set up by Babikian, putting the Doctor out in front. Ricky Votta, doing his best Gretsky impression, found his vintage hands, beating two defensemen and a goalie, for the tie. In the third, Votta made some changes, it worked. A superb goal by Labelle, doing some second floor work, stole the game from Edge Doctor getting the win for Votta Properties. The last goal, belonged to almost buzzer Neil Foley. Literally, raking the puck to empty net, unmolested but making sure he didn't miss. Votta 5 Edge Doctor 3.
Guess what folks, the other Shannon won too. Oh that was a spoiler. Bear with me here, Final Touch wore all different jerseys. So, it looks like Chris Pilot got the first goal with Shannon Caverly on the assist in the first. That was it in that period. In the second, Manville got on the board with Dan Dussault getting the goal with Mark Kosinski setting it up. Kosinski would take the puck and the team on his back, to put Manville in front 2-1. Steve Albertelli subbing in for Final, would tie it up, getting JW Prestons rebound. Late in the period, Pilot would put the Touch ahead, with help from Shannon and Albertelli. Albertelli would strike again, putting the team out in front. Steve Owens would then stretch the lead for good from Scott Reilly. Late in the third, Manville would scratch out a goal, but it was a little too little, a little too late. Final Touch would take the win 5-3.
Manville, Final and Votta are all knotted up at the top of the standings, with 5 games left. It is going to be quite a race to the finish. Next week, could shake out a stand alone leader. Final Touch will be stagnant as Manville faces Votta.
Hope everyone has a great week.
Live, Breathe, LOVE>................................................HOCKEY!!!!!
Another great night of hockey. The weather is still a little chilly. Not a problem for the Kan Jam. The Ricky V's were the kings outside.
Inside, Manville Pizza took the first game 5-0 with Vescera still on the schnide. The usual suspects took this game for the MPP. Bragan, Dias, Kosinski and Dussault all contributing to the tally. The story of the game was the sharp shooting of Rick Mercuri. Mercury got 2 close out the game. I should mention that Chris Santiago kept the score at zero and got himself a shut out.
Doctor doctor, give me the news, I got a new jersey, I'm showing you.....Wow, those new Edge Doctor jerseys are sharp. So enamoring that the Green Goddess allowed them to score 3 quck goals to start the game. It was Derek Antunes starting the show with Ant Lisi and Pete Meegan on the helpers. Lisi got the next one from Antunes and Meegan. Then Antunes again from Meegan and Lisi. 4:15 seconds in and already looked like a rout. That all came to a screeching halt as MY BOOO put his team on the board 2x's before the period was over from Eric Robichaud and Jimmy Meegan. However, both goals were set up by Larry Lefebvre. In the second, the Goddess got the tie by Andy Morrison, just sprung for a break away by Gary Ouilette. It wouldn't take long, but Lisi would get another one for the baby blues. Guess who helped, Pete and Tunes. Are you seeing a pattern? Puppah can you hear me??Puppah can you hear me?? Puppah Bill Babikian scored unassisted from the point to help the Set the Edge (get it?) Late in the second, the Green would pull another one off, Marc 'shooter' Dione would tap the loose change in, to finish the period. In the third Goddess would tie it up at the 4 minute mark, with Andy Morrison setting it up once again, with Ouilette. The jubilation would be short lived as Brian Pendergast would get the game winner for the Edge Doctors. 6-5. Hell of game.
On the West Coast schedule, Quick Dam made some roster moves to try to shake things up. Apparently it worked, especially early. Neil Yee would get one early, like off the face off early, 28 seconds in. Yee would get another one set up by Glen Medeiros and Paul Bergeron. (so appropriate he wears 37). Before the first was over, Shawn Smith would contribute from Yee. In The second Yee would get the sombrero, hat trick, chapeau, if you prefer, from Derek green pants Franco. Final Touch was not dead in the water by any means. Steven Albertelli would take it right to the net and get the Touch on the board. After the face off, Quick Dam would get one back with Kevin Webster sniping the top corner, dust flying off the top shelf. Momma needs to dust. Late in the second Final Touch would strike again. Steve Owens would find the back of the net with help from his Goats teammate Mark Ferreira. In the third Final Touch would claw back some more getting a goal midway through, from Chris Pilot. Quick Dam needed a stretch goal and got it from Yee, with help from Green Pants. With the game not over yet, Albertelli would get another late one with help from Scott Reily. It would not be enough. Quick Dam gets off the losing streak and wins 6-4.
I hope everyone has a great week. Some folks are in playoffs in other leagues. Lets hope for the best for all involved. Unless you are playing me, then stay home.
Live, Breathe, Love......................HOCKEY!!!!!