Manny's Hockey Shop Raise the Trophy as Champions!!!
Every season the Captains do their best to draft even teams. Some captains like heavy offense, others, like Manny's Captain, Derek Signoriello believe in defense first.
In the many years of the NRIAHL, we have seen a handful of overtimes and even less Shoot outs. This Seasons Playoff weekend boasted 2 and both times Manny's Prevailed.
What an out standing game for the Finals. Both goalies Mike Baro for Manny's and Jay Pires for 401 Consultants, stood on their heads in this one, but the nod goes to Mike Baro for not allowing a goal in 2 shootouts on consecutive nights.
The first period had 401 Consultants, Shannon Calvary, the hero of the previous nights game winning goal, putting a beautiful pass out front that ended up deflecting off the blade of our "boo" Ralph Espillat. A few minutes later, Rich Dias would score with a snipe making it 2-0. In many cases, that could be the game, but Manny's didn't fold. Gary "Showtime" Myers would set the table with a great pass to the slot and the awaiting stick of Mark Ferreira. Mark would score the tying goal later in the game from a similar pass. The two teams were like prize fighters at the end of 15 rounds and no decision. It would come down to a shootout and Manny's put 3 goals in consecutively to put the game away and put their mark in the annuls of NRIAHL history.
Congratulations to Derek Signoriello, Mark Ferreira, Mike Baro, Nick Miranda, Iggy Gozman, Jay Cinq-Mars, Dominic Assini, Rich LaPlant, Chip Saravo, Gary Myers, Kelley Hoover and Anthony Lisi.
See you all in the Winter when we start this up again. 2 weeks? 2 Weeks? WHAT IS THAT!?
Live, Breathe, Love........................................................Hockey!!!!!