Game 7: Battle of First Place Goes to the Blues
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Fri Nov 16th 2018 3:10pm
Hello again sportsfans and welcome to the latest update of your favorite Mens C30B Hockey Team! THE BLUES!!!
The Knights and The Blues faced off last Wednesday in the battle for first place. Both teams were 5 -1 and have yet to play each other. They actually have never played each other, as The Knights seem to be a new addition to the Igloo. The Blues had a full squad this evening as did, the Knights. The stage was set!
The Blues pulled out an 8-2 victory to put them at the top of the C30B league. Jimmy lead the offense with a hat trick against the league's best goalie. However, Don was quoted saying it was "the league's SECOND best goalie." This reporter wonders who Don thinks is the BEST goalie in the league. Hmmmm..... I wonder who?
The remaining goals were scored by Tim, Ray, Wick and Chuck. The Knights started strong and tallied first but the Blues wore them down over time to take the W.
The D was stacked with Chuck, Dave, Wick, Jordan and Tony A who all had a very impressive evening keeping only 2 goals out of Don's net. Way to go Fellas!!!
Don made some great saves and allowed 0 weak goals.That might be a first! Great job Don!!!
However, this was a very Bittersweet victory!!! There is a sad side to this story.
After the impressive win, the team could not wait to get back to the locker room and celebrate with a few cold ones. However, after the game, as Blues members exited the locker room, earlier then usual, this reporter noticed a different look to these players. They were not getting chased out by the 16 year old rink attendant, hours after the game.... They left bright-eyed, quietly and one by one with no slur to their speech. What could this mean? It wasn' t until after the game, that this reporter realized that the Blues were playing this evenings game with NO BEER!!!!
That is correct people !!!! Someone who I will not mention (TIM DIBELLA), to spare him the shame and embarrassment, forget the MOST important piece of 'gear. ' TIM forgot the beer!!! Thanks TIM DiBELLA!!!
This newly acquired information made this win even more impressing knowing the Blues played Beerless. How was this even possible? Playing with such a handicap reminded this reporter of when Michael Jordan netted 38 points in game 5 of the 1997 finals and lead his team to victory despite having the flu. It was amazing that the Blues were able to focus and maintain their composure knowing the locker room was empty and everyone had to go home at the end of the night SOBER!!! Oh the humanity!!! To overcome this type of horror was very impressive and it really spoke volumes as to what this team can conquer when faced with the most extreme challenges.
I think it was defensemen, Dave Ahearn who called the beerless victory the "most devastating win of the year." What was worse is Tim showed no remorse for his massive mistake that would ruin his teammates evening. "Go call one of your wives and have them bring you beer" said DiBella. Not good Tim!!!
I have heard there is a huge fine attached to a player who is so negligent. The team has yet to impose it's sanctions on Tim for the rest of the year but I have a feeling it will be heavy and he won't like it!
Till next time and DON'T FORGET THE BEER EVER AGAIN TIM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Game 6: Blues Beat Orange Crush in Rematch
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Tue Oct 30th 2018 8:56am
Game 6 of the season was a good one for the Blues! With 11 skaters (for most of the game), the Blues had 2 full lines and 5 D-men. The last time the Blues faced the Orange Crush they lost by a score of 8-2. However, that outcome is deceiving since the Blues only had 5 players for that entire game. However, tonight the Blues made sure they had enough guys to compete!
The D was strong again this evening with Dave Ahearn, Dennis Haines, Shawn Baron, Tony Ascuitto and Jordan Hunter rounding out the bunch. Another great effort by the D kept the goals against to a minimum. " I make more saves then Don," said defensemen Dennis Haines. This reporter might suggest that Haines's butterfly might be better then Don's. Jimmy Davis would agree.
Goals were scored by Ray Pirre, Tony Faulls, Tim Dibella and newbie Ryan Kennedy.
There was some excitement at the end of the game when things got a little rowdy. Tony Faulls was ejected for sliding feet first into one of the opposing players and taking out his legs. Overreaction by the referees if you want this reporter's opinion. Tony was given an "intent to injure" but luckily, no suspension will be dealt. To give tony credit the opposing player was coming full steam ahead and had Tony in his cross hairs. Looked like self-defense to me.
Don only let in one weak goal to keep his GAA under 6. Way to go Don!
It was a well played game by the Blues. Much better than last game when they barely squeaked by Crown Royal. Next week it is on to the Knights. See you then Wed 7th at 10:20.
Blues Foil Crown Royal
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Mon Oct 22nd 2018 11:24am
It certainly was not the prettiest of victories. Despite the Blues having a strong bench they looked a little out of sync and did not play their best game. Crown Royal, always a sleeper team, has the ability to drag you down to their level. They have no superstars and most of the team seems to be over 50. Yet, somehow they overachieve and can squeeze out a victory if you are not careful.
The Blues did not play positioning well at all, the passing game was horrible and even the goals that were scored were not very pretty. Tony Fauls netted an unusual hat-trick on two wrap arounds and an empty net goal to seal Crown Royal's fate.
Maybe it was the early 7:30 game that threw off the blues or the ass-kicking that the Eagles suffered just hours before game time...One thing was for sure, this was not an accurate representation of what the Blues are capable of and they are lucky to have played so lackadaisical and still come out on top. But, we will take it! A win is a win!
Don also had a game that coincided with the rest of the teams's performance. He made a few very nice saves but still a few unlucky, ugly goals made there way into the net. Don did not seem to be as "laser-focused'' as he previously claimed he would be in his pre-game meeting with the press. He did save 32 of 36 shots.
Anyway, onward and upward and lets hope the Blues come out next game with a little more energy!
See you next week!
Game 4: Tele- Q Still Assholes!!!
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Tue Oct 16th 2018 11:28am
The Blues took the ice Monday evening for an early 11:00pm game.It was another fun night for the Blues against their long time foes, Tele-Q. As you know, Tele-Q always plays a cheap, dirty game in hopes of eventually getting a W versus the Blues. In case you were wondering if Tele-Q has changed their bullshit game. The answer is no. They still stink and they are still assholes!
The scoring started early for the Blues with 5 goals in the first period. With 2 full lines and Dave Ahearn, Tony A and newcomer Sean from the Ice Pack, on D, the team settled in and kept the opponent at bay.
There were lots of single goal scorers this evening with Tim DiBella and Mark Leonetti netting 2 each.
Don Bourbon played his best game of the season thus far and allowed only 2 goals.
The Blues have faced every team in the league with the exception of the Knights, who's first meeting was postponed. The Blues have handled every team they have played except for the last place Orange Crush. However, that was the game where the Blues had only 5 skaters. This reporter believes that the next time they face each other it will be a much different outcome.
'Till Sunday at 7:30. Tune in for a full review of next weeks game.
Game 3: Team Rho, You Blow!
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Fri Oct 05th 2018 12:48pm
Game 3 was more of a nail-biter than previous games this season. The Blues had for the first time in a while, a full bench. A little too full if you ask this reporter. Non-the-less, all skaters on the Blues skated hard, but as we all have seen in the past... The Blues have difficulty settling in and getting comfortable when they have more then 10 skaters show up. However, They were able to scrape by and pull it off in the very end to get the W against the newcomers, Team Rho.
The Blues welcomed two new skaters to the team, Ryan Kennedy (who scored his first goal as a Blueser) and Chris, who is returning to the ice after a 6 year hiatus. Both guys are welcomed additions to the team and should fit it in quite nicely with the squad!
Tony Faulls continued his offensive tear as he scored 4 goals, Ray Pirre had two and Ryan Kennedy had one.
Goalie Don Bourbon was his usual self... Made some nice saves, let in some bad goals, kept the team on their feet but was just good enough to hold on to the Victory. Way to go Don.
Next week's game will be against the piece of shit pussies, otherwise known as TeleQ. See you then sports fans!