Week of February 4 (Game 1) – Yellow Submarine stayed on a roll, winning their third game in a row, as they jumped out to a commanding early lead in scoring the game’s first six goals, in routing the Pylons by a 7 – 2 score. Yes, it was a lopsided one-sided game as eight out of ten players on Yellow Submarine had at least a point in this game. The Pylons gave up four unanswered goals in the second period and never recovered from the offensive onslaught. Surprisingly, last season’s MVD, Jason Carrien, missed out on the point scoring feast as he remained pointless for the season (is Jason the new Jim Barber playing defense? Time will tell).
Brian Kehoe got the ball rolling for Yellow Submarine in the first period, scoring both his goals. The first only a minute and a half in on a power play unassisted. The second came three minutes later, set up out front by Walter Maslak.
Breaking this game wide open in the second period, saw some nifty team passing by Yellow Submarine, as they continued to play a ball control offense and continuously look for the open team mate. John Carey got things started as he joined the rush and was set up by Matty Iannello and Umberto Biancardi only a minute and a half into the period scoring on a knuckleball shot (are you really taking credit for that goal John?). This was followed three minutes later by two goals scored in just over thirty seconds as Matty was set up out front by Ray Nickerson and Steve Iacoviello, then followed up by John scoring his second goal of the game, set up by Steve and Bob Snyder. Two minutes later saw Papa score off a timely pass by Matty. Answering too little too late saw Steve Witkus score unassisted with just over a minute to play.
During garbage time in the third period, Papa scored his second goal of the game, set up by Brian four minutes in. A minute later, Pat Pirone scored out front set up by Jamie Kehoe.
Week of February 4 (Game 2) – For the first time going back to late last season, we actually witnessed 11 Guys, 1 Ball play some lethargic hockey, showing no energy and team hustle that resulted in Sour Grapes putting an end to their two game losing streak, scoring some timely goals in shutting out 11 Guys, 1 Ball by the score of 3 – 0.
In the first period, Sour Grapes came out hard with wave after wave of a running fore check game, pressuring the defense of 11 Guys, 1 Ball. This pressure paid off in some turnovers as Dave Costa buried his shot with just over a minute to play in the period after Angelo Deluca took advantage of a turnover, giving Sour Grapes the early lead.
In the second period, Sour Grapes took advantage of another defensive turnover on the strong fore checking of George Medeiros who set up Rick Cassano out front only a minute in, increasing their team’s lead. As this game played out, you could tell that this would be more than enough scoring for Sour Grapes (don’t score much, but they don’t give up much).
In the third period, what became evident in this game was 11 Guys, 1 Ball looked tired as a team, the defense was standing around making mistakes, Dominic Defrancisco was not making his presence felt in this game, and not having Tony Medeiros there was a difference. Just under three minutes into the period, hearing constant heckling from the patrons in the Stadler and Waldorf luxury suite on the sidelines, Angelo “Otak” Deluca quieted his critics and hecklers by scoring a goal (his second in two games; now needing only four more to beat that pink stick bag challenge) as he was sent in down the left wing by Dan Broderick. Otak didn’t miss from long range as he used the defenseman as a screen, beating the goalie for his team’s commanding lead. All that was left was for goalie Jeff Deharo to shut the door and keep the shutout (even if he only faced 21 total shots).
With the Pylons loss in the earlier game, and Shark Attack on their bye week, three teams currently are tied for third place in the standings.
Trash Can Talk
Welcome back Cheech (Steve Iacoviello) and Chong (Walter Maslak) as they make their return on Week #3 to help keep Yellow Submarine undefeated so far this season.
Just a FOURmality
Matty Iannello and Company are 3-0 to start the season and this weeks Sour Grapes game is just a FOURmality to 4-0.
Fine both teams will show up, play 30-minutes, burn some calories and finalize the paperwork in the form of the game sheets and then close out Week#5 and a 4-0 start.., and as Belichik would say... "Where on to Shark Attack"
How much more orange can Shawn Miville get? We noticed last week that he completely taped his helmet orang... If we knew you were going to wear this much orange we would've changed your number from 27 to number 10112768
Last week we saw the Pylons call a late 3rd period time out.. What are you guys doing during the timeout… Trying to draw up a play where you can score five goals?
Those types of timeouts and comebacks only work if your name is Tom Brady.
Last week was Jacket Night for 11-guys, 1-Ball... and the last time we say “Congratulations” to them.., unless they win it again.
It was rumored that former Co-Captain Scotty"4-game Minimum"Young had "Captain" #9 removed from the sleeve and replaced with "Unearned" #9... But we never found out because the other rumor was that he was going to make his season debut last week... and that never happened either.
Pending Water Ban
Every town gets them... and the Over-30 League is filling the required paperwork to enact their own version of a "Water Ban"
First we banned the towels from the goalie creases and next up is the water bottles.
Jeff Deharo's assignation attempt of the webmaster in the Statler & Waldorf Luxury Suite also included innocent victims like; the Assistant League Director Mike Naczas and numerous innocent players who could have had their season and careers ended by Jeff's reckless water bottle antics.
If "Proposition H2O" passes the goalies will no longer be allowed to have water bottles on the back of the net.., they will have to sip water between periods or use their one and only team timeout for a drink.
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