Opening night at the old Barn
With all the turmoil in the world, lets be glad we have Friday Night Hockey. Where all is right, once we pass through the foyer of the Rhode Island Sports Center.
Manny's came out of the gate on fire in the first game. The yellow scored 3 goals in the first 2 shifts. Mike Thomas would put the first goal of the season in to pop the cork for the winter. Kevin Bartels would blast one from the point after a nice pass out by Joe Martin. Later Anthony Lisi would get on the scoreboard from the Captain Derek Signoriello. And did anybody see that Yeti riding a Unicorn, because that is what it feels like when Matt Connell scores. Put it in from a rebound after Thomas tried to get his second. One more goal in the first by Derek, again from Joe, and it would be 5-0 in the first. In the second, Derek would put another one in and make it six. Unfortunately, Glen Marshall put the kibosh on a shut out for Mike Baro in the middle of the third. Mostly because someone put the goocher on it by saying "lets get Mike a shutout". Yep that would be me. sorry Mike. in the end Manny's got the win. 6-1
In the middle game, Roman Law was down late in the third 2-1. Shawn Smith wisely pulled the goalie and with 30 seconds left, tied the game. This one was back and forth with Nate Arruda scoring early in the first and Roman Law scoring 4 minutes later. The middle period was a battle of defenses. In the early part of the third Nate would set up the second goal and Vescera was in the cat bird seat. Red never gave up and tied it to end the game. 2-2
Manville Pizza, the evil empire, the summer champs, came out strong against Green Goddess 6-2. Mark Koz Kozinski would put in the hat trick and an assist to lead the team. Goddess looked strong at the outset by scoring first in just the second shift of the game. The pizza came back late with 2 goals 10 seconds apart. Yep that means goal, face off goal. Pizza would get 2 in each period and finish the game 6-2.
Wow what a great start to the season.
I can't wait to see what happens next. I don't even know when or if I am playing. Maybe that's it. We are tied for first in the season. Yeah for Manville and Manny's. Wait, I bet there is more to this season. I am guessing we have a schedule coming. hmmm When would that be though??? COME ON MIKE!!!
Live, Breathe, Love...........................Hockey