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!
Game 2: Where is Everybody?!?!?
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Fri Sep 21st 2018 9:36am
This reporter likes to get to the rink early to watch the pre-game warm up. Really soak in all aspects of the game, feel the crowd, and get a sneak peak of what is to come that evening. However, this night seemed to start off a little differently then other nights.
This reporter knew something was askew when the players were first taking to the ice. The Blues were facing the perpetually mediocre Orange Crush, who usually can not hold a candle to the Blues. However, after a full bench of roughly 12 Orange Crush skaters took to the ice, this reporter peered over at the Blues portion of the ice and only saw 5 Skaters. FIVE!!! Everyone in the stands thought for sure, this could not be everybody!!! Surely, Tony Faulls must have gotten tied up signing autographs, Jimmy Davis must be stuck at the airport bombarded by screaming fans, Tony Asciutto must have had difficulty getting to the rink through the crowds of hysteria with his big blue jeep, was Wick running late from another bender vacation?.....WHERE IS EVERYONE!!! Surely, they are just running late and they will be here soon, right???
Nope....Sports fans this was IT!!! The team for the evening consisted of Tim DiBella at center, Mark Leonetti at left Wing, Ray Pirre on right wing and Chuck and Jordan on defense. That was it, all game long.
No subs, no breaks on the bench, nothing... No help for the lone boys in Blue left in the trenches to take one on the chin. Abandoned to suffer a most dire consequence. Like Caeser stabbed in the back by his brothers in the Senate, or like Jesus betrayed by Judas, the 5 boys in blue were getting handed a deadly blow thanks to their closest confidants. Many other famous acts of betrayal ran through this reporter's mind as the fans watched the Blues on the ice struggling to keep from keeling over from exhaustion. One could only envision all the other Blues players, who were cozy at home in their beds getting their beauty sleep.
The 5 Blues skaters did the best they could to pace themselves and find moments to have bursts of energy to try and make something happen. However, it is an impossible feat to play and entire league game, without any subs and expect to win against a well-rested team with a full bench. The 2 goals were scored by Ray Pirre and Tim Dibella.
The Blues faced upwards of 60 shots by the Orange Crush and netminder, Don Bourbon did his best to keep as many as he could out of the net. He let 8 in but it could have been a lot more. He made some terrific saves and did his best to keep the damage to a minimum. His hue was more of a pinkish/rosey blush, which would indicate at least blood was flowing to his head, unlike last week's whitish/grey pale complexion.
Anyway, That is all the time this reporter is going to spend commenting on this particular game. Not much to report besides the Blues fought a very uphill battle and with a couple more guys would have easily smoked the Orange Crush, like they usually do.
That's all and stay classy Blues fans!!!
Game 1: Faulls doesn't Fail and Don Returns to the Net!
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Mon Sep 10th 2018 11:34am
It was an eventful start of the season for the Blues. An atypical start, if you will. The Blues tallied 11 total goals against their opponent on opening night. A night which featured Tony Fauls scoring two hat-tricks and the return of Donnie ''The Wall'' Bourbon. That's right sports fans!!! You heard it correctly! THE RETURN OF THE NUMBER #1 STARTING GOALIE, DONNIE "THE WALL" BOURBON!!!
He is baaaaAAAaaack! The man we all love to hate, had quite a start to his Fall Season! Don kept his opponent at bay and allowed only 5 goals in his season debut. However, 4 of the goals Don did not move, nor did he react in any type of way. Possibly 4 of the weakest goals this reporter has ever seen scored on anybody, at any level, made their way to the back of Don's net. Now, to be fair, Don seems to have a difference of opinion concerning the difficulty of those 4 questionable goals. When this reporter asked the netminder, he replied "My assessment last night... 1-2 squirrely goals, otherwise played to my level despite 8 month layoff. Mission Accomplished!"
To give Don credit, he did battle extremely hard in what may have been the most physically demanding game he has played in years. Throughout the game his face had a greyish/ whiteish hue and at moments he appeared as if he was about to pass out, throw up or maybe both at the same time. A very impressive feat for the netmider! A true test of his will!!! Don was quoted on his physical prowess saying, "USMC/NJSP training bro!!!"
Fantastic effort Don! It can not be easy coming back after missing 8 months on the ice and attempting to play a full game. This reporter will continue to track his performance and improvement throughout the season
The defense of Dennis Haines, Wick and newcomer Dave was stellar! They played a lot of hockey and it was a long night for them but they also kept many goals out of Don's net!
On to the offense... Tony had a landmark night with 2 hat-tricks. Yes, TWO!!! After a quiet playoff run to end last season, Tony, with new stick in hand bursted the season wide open and started it with a fantastic performance. However, most of Tony's goals were given to him on a silver -platter from line mate Ray Pirre (Just saying :)). Still, Tony was ALL Finnish and No Swedish. Burying every opportunity he had. After about half way through the second period, Tony got tired of scoring and decided to start passing. Ray seemed delighted with Tony's new approach. Tony would return the favors to Ray, assisting 2 of his 3 goals.
Nice work fellas and great start of the season! Typically the Blues Lose their first 3-4 games before picking up steam and getting some W's.
Also, the raising of the championship banner never happened last night. Not sure what happened. Guess someone forgot?
Till next week!
Thats a Wrap!!! Blues win the Championship!
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Tue Aug 21st 2018 4:45pm
Hello Blues Fans! What a playoff push by The Blues! The Blues haven't had much post-season success in recent seasons, but that all changed this August. After finishing the season with a lackluster .500 record the boys in blue turned up to the next level and mowed down Orange Crush then swept the top-seeded Little Rascals to take the championship.
Goaltender Dave Columbia, gave a performance that not only kept the team in it, but made some HUGE diving, pad stacking, flipping and flopping, life sacrificing saves to keep the opponent at bay! The Blues also got a stellar performance from the Polish Warrior, Karul in net for the first game! There are rumors that Dave will be only available for half of the season in the fall and will be heading out to a team in South Carolina. The Blues Fans will miss you, as you have brought stability and consistency to a position that has been shaky at best in this reporters recent memory.
The Blues also had a huge season and post season performance from defensemen Chuck Desaulniers. Always a rock for the team and a constant warrior, Chuck will be testing free agency to play in the chilly city of Kabul to see if Afghan hockey is a fierce as we all have heard it to be. Blues fans will miss this huge part of the team and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
The offense this season was lead by Tony Faulls, who is always a huge contributor and Tony Asciutto, who had the most points despite being banished to the other end of the bench and forced to play defense for most of the season. Both guys came up big all year round and their contributions were necessary for the success of the team. The word on the street is the duo is now know as "T N' T.'' A most dynamic Duo!!!
The team also saw veterans Wick and Dex return to full season form. Wick was also an offensive juggernaut and picked up a lot of the slack to cover for a team that was short on offensive and defensive players all year long. Dex was consistent every game, always battling and skating hard to keep the pressure on in both defensive and offensive zones. Wick also lead the playoffs with 5 assists!
Few people bring as much intensity to the rink as center man, Tim Dibella. Even his own teammates are not off limits! He will pick a fight with anybody! Tim also saw very little playing time during the regular season but was a big contributor in the playoffs scoring some big, timely goals. His 2 goals and skating hard both ends of the ice in the final game was a big part of the Blues coming away victorious.
Team Captain, Jimmy Davis and Ray Pirre missed most of the season but made some serious contributions when they were able to attend. Ray and Jimmy should be back in action full time for the fall season. Jimmy had a very strong post season with 7 points in 3 playoff games. Ray lead the team with 8 goals, 11 total points and 8 penalty minutes in the 3 playoff games. Lets keep that going into next season boys!
Dennis Haines also was huge in game 2 of the finals. Dennis plays like he is the goalie before you get to the goalie! Always diving and making kick saves to keep the puck in the zone or out of the net! We hope to see him full time next season.
That's it boys and girls! A great end to a challenging season! Check back for the latest blues news!
That' s all for this reporter. See you in a couple weeks!