Game 9: Tele Q Finally Beats Blues
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Tue Dec 04th 2018 10:48am
It was a rough night for our boys in blue. It was reminiscent of game 2 when the Blues lost to the Orange Crush with a very depleted bench. The Blues were facing their long time fo, Tele Q on Sunday night. If you missed it because you were watching the Eagles game, don't feel bad because that's what most of the Blues were doing, as well. With most of the team out watching their beloved .500 football team, the remaining Blues did their best to keep the game competitive.
The Blues skated hard with just 8 skaters, but Tele Q capitalized on missed opportunities. After some bad bounces and bad plays TeleQ netted 6 goals and the Blues could only tally 3.
Mark Leonnetti had 2 impressive goals and Tony Asciutto netted a top shelf snipe shot! Not much to be said after that...for that was all the offense had to offer. On a night that had many opportunities for the offense, the forwards just couldn't finish like they usually do.
The nights honorable mention goes to Dex and Chelsea. Dex played a hard two way game and won some important one-on-one battles on the boards to force turnovers. Chelsea played a smart game and made some really nice passes that led to some big offensive opportunities.
Don Bourbon channeled his inner Donald Trump and said "I was tired of so much winning.'' Thanks for the input Don.
None- the- less, The Blues were not their usual selves last night and hope to be back to their winning ways and finish up the last 3 games strong to end the regular season in 1st place.
'Till Sunday when the Blues take on Crown Royal.
Game 8: Blues Sneak by Team Rho
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Fri Nov 30th 2018 8:54am
Game 8 was a game the Blues were lucky to win. With about 22 guys on the bench the Blues had a full squad throughout the evening... Which does not often work in the Blues favor. Team Rho does not have the best record but they always show up and somehow put together a decent enough effort to give the Blues a hard time. Both games played resulted in a 4-2 win for the Blues.
With 3 full lines on offense, ice time was cut short. The D also had 6 guys which ensured everyone was well rested through out the night.
Don only allowed 2. WOW!
Not much to report about this game. Not a particularly fascinating game to write about. No fights, not many goals scored, only 2 goals allowed, and the beer WAS present at the game... The big story though was Chuck Desaulniers played his last game for the Blues....Sorry, Blues fans! He has been scouted and recruited to play for the middle-eastern hockey league in Kabul, Afghanistan. Chuck has been a huge part of the Blues for the last several seasons and will be sorely missed. He will be leaving a hulk-size hole in the defense, as well as in the after game locker- room- antics. We wish him and his family the best and we hope he returns safely and might be able to join the Blues on the ice again in the future!
Best of luck Chuck and we will make sure Don keeps you updated on his GAA while you are away!
'Till next time
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!