In case you missed it.. our League Director was out sick last week and thus another week of game summaries is of not... but at least we got to the bottom of how Billy got sick;
With no game summaries to be had... we figured we'd just take the easy way out and cut-and-paste the comments from the actual game sheet... as they pretty much tell the story (or at least the important parts).
Game 1 -Black Hole rebounds from their first loss of the season last week with an impressive win over their nearest competetor. Mixed Nuts has their two game winning streak stopped as they play shorthanded again and it catches up to them. Jim Barber has a breakout performance with a multi-point game, scoring 2- goals and adding 3-assists (it has to be the stick, not player). Sergio Costa finally shows up to play this season, scoring 2-goals to finally move past reliving glory days from last season. Hearing the talk of him no longer relevant as the league's number 1 defenseman, Jason Carrien let's his actions do the talking scoring 1-goal, adding 2-assists. Mauro Colucciello scores another goal now halfway to beating that pink stick bag challenge.
Game 2 -Gang Green gets back to its winning ways with a win in OT to move into second place in the standings. Coach's Corner still in search of their first win of the season, pick up a valuable point in the standings. Mike Surette is the hero of this game, scoring twice (including the game winner) from the point with his patented wrist shot. Dominic Defrancisco also makes a difference on the offense, setting up 3- goals. Cooch has a breakout game, scoring 2-goals including a shortie. Paul Correia, for the second game in a row, is his team's offense, scoring 1- goal and adding 2-assists (where are Tony and Kato?).
Trash Can Talk
Who was +4 with an assist last week? The shutdown Defense Coordinator for Black Hole; Mike Naczas(That's who!)
The only blemish on his record was being on the floor when Mauro Colucciello scored the one and only goal for a depleted Mixed Nuts team who fielded only 7-players in their 6-1 loss.
History will not repeat itself for any bad blood between Jim Barber and Mixed Nuts.
The Black Hole Captain came under fire last season for burying and empty net goal (After the game was already won).
This time around up 6-1 with minutes left Jim opted to give up an easy one-timer for a hat trick and instead dumped it into the corner. Too bad Dave Costa was not present to witness the good sportsmanship jester.., but we can't help but wonder if Dave was there.., would Jim have posted 2-goals and 3-assists while on his way to last week's Dunkin Donuts Player of the Week? Probably not!
In or Out?
"Paging Gary Goodwin.., Mr Gary Goodwin".., Please pick up the white courtesy phone and let your team know if you are in (or out) this season?
While Bill Abcunas was away fighting whatever "itis" germ he has.., Dave Gusti was all fighting a bad case "embarrassment-drome" after last week's start.
He had to call Sanda Glista to ask her to fill in for him last week. We don't have the actual recording but we think it went something like..,
(Ring Ring) "Hi Sandra, it Dave (Dave who?) Dave Gusti from the Over-30 League (Who?) it's Dave, remember you took my job 2-seasons ago with Blues Brothers and went on to win a championship for them (Ooooohhh Dave!.., What's up?) I blew out my five-hole last week and my blocker is in the shop.., can you fill in for me this week?
If Matt Farrell misses winning the scoring title by one point.., Black Hole will file a petition on his behalf.
Last week (the 2nd best) Over-30 Referee Rick Aylwin missed Matt's bullet that went in-and-out so fast that all you heard was the thud of the padded down post.
Every Black Hole player on the dek saw it.., every Black Hole player on the bench heard it.., and the pre-game alcoholics at Scoreboards Pub witnessed it go in.
Black Hole has started a GoFundMe page to buy Matt a new pair of AND1 sneakers so Matt and the rest of Black Hole will remember that he has "AND1" with a Phantom Goal towards his season points total.
After last week Matt Farrell has 6-points “AND1”.
After hearing Bill Abcunas was not present last week due to the potential Flu Virus.., Sergio Costa said.., "I played while having the flu.., he can't even watch a couple of games?"
Though we sympathize with all Flu related illness.., what you had Sergio was the "Portuguese Flu" which is more commonly known as a "Hangover"
With his 3rd goal in 3-games Mauro Coucciello is 50% complete and could become the first player to beat the "Pink Stick Bag Challenge" in the quickest time.
If Mauro can put three past Jake Deehan this week.., a hat trick he will have completed the challenge in 4-games (just 25% of the allowed season timeframe).
Hey Jake.., make sure there's air in your tires, oil in your engine and gas in your tank.., we want you there early for pre-game warmups. #ShutMauroDown
These Teams Go To 11
Most hockey team have 10-players.., but for whatever reason, years ago the League thought it would a good idea to have that one extra player "for that extra little push over the cliff" like a Spinal Tap Amplifier.
Coach's Corner had the numbers (11-players).., they had that extra player to push their opponent a little louder;
Despite having that extra 11th player vs Gang Green's 9-players.., they weren't able to push the 11-player to win, but instead took another very important point via the tie and everyone knows (especially Dan Broderick) that; "Two Ties = One Win"
“The New Regime” spent years fighting for “them”.., and became part of the first team to win “them”… What is “them”?
“Them” is the “Fresh New Idea” that finally became a reality this year.
Thanks to Todd Bryson who worked with the League Director to update the Championship Jacket to something you can actually wear with pride.., and you can wear it around the office without people saying “Why are wearing a plastic jacket with a hood indoors?”
John Coucciello has become a shorthanded specialist for Gang Green.
Just 12-seconds after Ray Nickerson climb over the penalty box dasher to serve a checking penalty.., he barely had enough time to complain about his penalty before watching teammate John Coucciello score another shorthanded goal for Gang Green.
The goal would never have happened if it wasn’t for Gang Green Captain Dominic DeFrancisco and his forechecking speed that allowed him to beat the Coach’s Corner’s Defenseman (into the actual corner) and steal the ball that he quickly fired across the goal crease for “Cooch” to tip five-hole on Sanda Glista.
It was really a sweet bang-bang play.., and before leaving the penalty box Ray Nickerson argued for an assist because it was his penalty that caused the shorthanded goal in the first place.
For years we have made fun of JohnCoucciello and his incredibly odd and gay antics during warmups and especially before he takes a faceoff.
However.., last week took the cake as we literally watched "Cooch" enter the faceoff circle doing a gay crab walk.
Hey John, it's a hockey faceoff not a sumo wrestling ring.
This odd display of gay crab walking can only mean one thing... "Cooch" isn't gay he's actually (well watch the video and it will reveal his true identity)...
Johnny Mastrocola finally answered his critics from the Statler & Waldorf Luxury Suite.., after cries of "Do Something".., as John has been doing nothing all game.
Johnny immediately buried a goal right in the face of his critics who simply just replied with "Finally.., you did something"
Scorin' with Sasquatch
So far we've been "Messin' with Sasquatch" and "Racin' with Sasquatch".., but after watching Mike Surette bury not only his second goal of the game but also the GWG in OT.., we have just witnessed "Scorin' with Sasquatch"
The BIG man and his wrist-shot which is faster than a lot of other player’s slap-shot.., had a couple of goals from the point last week.., all with the use of his new Vulcan Black Stick.
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