Opening Night

September 17, 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls... The Circus... 

In any type of organization, we sometimes have a hiccup or two. In this case, the stripes didn't make it. Thank you to Jay Cawley, Frank Nardone, Peter Meegan, My Effing Booo Ralph Espilat and Nick Nardone, for helping out. Great job boys. 

In any case the games must go on! They went on, starting with Votta Properties Vs. Final Touch. Votta started out quick with a goal in their first shift. Adam Babikian, subbing in for the Purple, would five hole the shit out of the puck. He was set up by Andy Morrison. Final Touch, kept their wits about them and would end the period, by tying it up. Neil Yee would grab the goal with help from Shannon Caverly and Matt Connell. Yep me. In the second, Yee would do it again with help from Jared Martin, early in the period. Votta would tie it up with Morrison getting going. He would take this one unassisted. Later in the second, Morrison would grab a second one, with help from Chris Bolton and Mark Kosinski. On to the third, Final Touch would tie it up halfway through, Captain my captain, Shannon Caverly would put the puck in the net. Again, the help of yours truly to Neil Yee. Shannon would get the rebound and finish. That would do it, tie game. 3-3. 

Edge Doctor and Vescera Law went at it in the second game. Roughly 20 minutes late. The Doctor came out firing. Ed Cardoso would get their first goal of the season with help from Pete Meegan and Steve Owens. Vescera would tie it up fairly quickly with Gary Ouillette getting the tie goal. Edge took the edge and stepped on the gas to get 2 more in the period. One from Jay Cawley and Adam Babikian to stretch the lead. Brian Cormier and Peter Meegan on the helpers. Peter is just a helper monkey, setting everything up. Edge would add another late in the second with Ralph Espilat (boo) getting the 3 goal lead. Vescera would get one back and cut the lead in half. Mike Thomas would get it to help the cause. In the third Ed Cardoso would put another one in the back of the net, with Steve Owens serving it up, again. Vescera would get a smoke show from Robbie Edleman. In the end, one more goal by Ralph to dust this one off. Edge would win 6-3.

Green Goddess the odds on favorite for the season kings, took it to Quick Dam. I wish I had their numbers, because whomever number 6 is, they are pretty, pretty good. While little went on with the first period. Vescera would get one. The second was all Quick Dam with Kreg Labelle getting on the board, as well as Shawn Smith. Derek Franco and Derek Antunes on the assists. I am not sure who number 6 is on Green Goddess, but I have a guess. In any case, that was the difference. 4 goals out of 5 to win the game. 2 out of 3 in the third. When I get the numbers, I will have a better write up. Sorry Ray if this does not meet my normal standards. I actually was supposed to say something about something, but I forgot. What can you do. Anyway Goddess wins 6-2. Word has just come in, it was Kevin Labelle getting 4 goals as a filler. Damn, boy. Must be doing it for his kid. Chase, I hope you were watch. Greg Landry was out and now has to fill some big shoes. All this from a call by the GM making sure the right people got credit. Less we forget that Jimmy Meegan got the middle goal of the book ends by Labelle. 

The season has started. The talk of the warm room is Green Goddess. Are they the odds on favorites. On Paper they look pretty good. But we do not play on paper. The puck has a tough enough time on ice moving. Imagine paper, wow that would be a slow game. I like Final Touch's chance personally. Great bunch of people and a very roomy locker room. 

Next week, the writer of this bologna is not going to be around. I wish you all luck. You will all be jonesing on Saturday morning, waiting for your news. You never know if I will get the sheets sent to me. 


Mike and the Rhodesters. I mean Wicked Rhode will be at the Tavern on The Hill in West Greenwich tonight at 7. Please try to make it. Witness the Award Winning tones of Rhode Islands Favorite Cover Band. 

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