Bulldogs Maintain High Scoring Power to Defeat the Lords of Flatbush
Posted by: Jean Pierre Roulette on Fri Mar 03rd 2017 9:13am
Coming off of their previous 8 goal performance, the Brooklyn Bulldogs squared off against old foe the Lords of Flatbush. Several seasons ago, the Lords were a nemesis to our boys in Blue. Fans remember the heartbreaking championship game loss in OT that saw the Lords raise the cup and did not allow the Bulldogs to 3peat. The Lords then departed that division to face even tougher opponents and have now returned to Aviator Division 5 / 6. Last night, the Brooklyn Bulldogs did not make the Lords return pleasant.
First period action saw a fast tempo of play with each team trying to establish an advantage. Both teams had multiple scoring opportunities, but the solid play of Mike Holtby in net and a Joe "not really a scumbag" Espo goal in the waning seconds of the period put the momentum on the side of the Dogs as they headed to the intermission with a 2 - 1 lead.
Second period action saw Jon "eye in the sky" Cav score his second of the game one minute into the period and he finished off his hat trick just one shift later giving the Bulldogs a 4 - 1 advantage.
After developing a convincing lead that caused "running time", both teams traded goals in a high scoring final period. Although the Lords had a late goal surge, it was too little, too late as the Bulldogs posted a convincing 9 - 5 victory and improved their record to 5 - 1 on the season.
It should be noted that Captain Frankie "the chin" Dag missed this game due to injury. The Bulldogs missed his presence, but took it upon themselves to create a lineup change. A newly formed trio of defensemen Jeremy "not a gay Bear" Mangano, Joe "I will not acknowledge you on social media" D, and Drew "endless energy" Taylor anchored a defensive threesome that was energized, moved the puck and created many of the offensive opportunities that the Bulldogs forwards were able to finish. The lineup change also allowed for Jon "eye in the sky" Cav to play center where he posted his 2nd multiple goal game in a row. It will be interesting to see the lineup in the upcoming challenging contests and if the Bulldogs can continue their high powered scoring attack.
Bulldogs Regain Winning Form
Posted by: Jean Pierre Roulette on Wed Mar 01st 2017 11:26am
After dropping their first contest of the Winter 2017 season, the Bulldogs headed into Snipetown - a team they have never lost to within their franchise existence. The Snipetown team showed a new look and new lineup, but the end result was the same as the Bulldogs turned in a convincing victory of 8 - 0.
This was Mike Holtby's first shutout of the season as he was true to his usually stingy performance in net. Hiss GAA this season is at an all time low as he has also turned in several 1 goal against performances.
The breaking story of the night is the defensive core of the Bulldogs which consisted of Jeremy "Bear" Mangano, Joe D, and Jon "Eye in the Sky" Cav. This defensive core started off the game by turning in one goal each. Combined with a devastating bar down backhand by Joe "Not Really a Scumbag" Espo, the defensive core accounted for 3 out of the first 4 Bulldogs goals. In the 3rd period, these 3 defenseman transitioned up to play forward where their scoring only continued. They each ended up with a multiple goal game marking the first time in modern Bulldog history that each Bulldogs defender had a multiple goal night. Their prowess proved to be too much for a once again overmatched Snipetown Team.
At the now half way point of the season, the Bulldogs are off to a powerful 4 - 1 start that has placed them in serious playoff contention as they get ready to play out the second half. It should be noted, however, that the Bulldogs have benefitted from an uncustomary softer schedule where 3 of those 4 wins were against non playoff contending teams. The Bulldogs will now face stronger challenges as they have yet to play against past powerful foe the Lords, the always tough Knights, the fast and pesky Evil Monkeys and the defending champions the Deserters. It remains to be seen if the Bulldogs can elevate to these challenges and finish out the season strong. It is evident, they are off to an impressive start.
Bulldogs Lose First Game of Winter 2017 Season
Posted by: Jean Pierre Roulette on Fri Feb 17th 2017 9:54am
The Bulldogs 3 game winning streak to begin the Winter 2017 Season has come to an end. Last week, the Bulldogs contest was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The one week layover seemed to negatively affect the Bulldogs as they turned in a lackluster performance that ultimately saw them lose to the Isotopes 3 - 1.... a team they defeated by the same score just 2 games ago. This now drops the Bulldogs record to 3 - 1 for the season. The next game will be against Snipetown - a team that is winless against the Bulldogs in all time meetings. Perhaps the Bulldogs can get back on track next week.
Bulldogs Now 3 - 0 in Winter 2017 Season
Posted by: Jean Pierre Roulette on Mon Feb 06th 2017 8:47am
The Bulldogs squared off against a new team to the Aviator league, the Yachtsman, in their week 3 matchup. The Bulldogs were without star goaltender Mike Holtby, but had their full lineup for the first time as everyone has served out their suspensions.
Not knowing what to expect, the Bulldogs started out the game feeling out this new and unknown opponent. Perhaps the Bulldogs were too complacent as they fell behind 1 - 0 and now faced their first deficit of the season.
This deficit did not last long. The Bulldogs put their experience on display and turned the game into a massacre. Goals were scored by anybody who felt like they needed to add to their fantasy value and by the time the final buzzer sounded, the result was a 9 - 3 beat down that saw running time mercy kill the 3rd period. There are too many goal scorers to mention and an abundance of assists that go with it. Most importantly, it's another Bulldogs win.
Bulldogs Improve to 2 - 0 With Win Over Isotopes
Posted by: Jean Pierre Roulette on Thu Jan 26th 2017 11:32am
The Bulldogs took the ice against last season's regular season # 1 seed the Isotopes. Once again, the Bulldogs were without key players due unfair league sanctions. As a result, the Bulldogs skated with 10 men - as it would appear.
The dominating force and distinguishing factor within this chess match was the Bulldogs wall Mike Holtby. In addition to his ability to make the save on the Isotopes second and even third attempt and to turn away breakaways without a sweat, Mike Holtby spent the night as the Bulldogs 6th skater. He frequently left the crease to fetch the puck and bury it out of the zone helping his skaters to go on the attack.
On display for the Bulldogs was the clapper of Jean Pierre Roulette that saw the overmatched Isotopes goaltender reacting late when the puck was already in the back of the net for a 1 - 0 Bulldogs lead.
Riston R. added to the tally as the Bulldogs attacked the Topes net with a rabid vengeance. Riston powered through 2 defenders to muscle the puck past a futile Isotopes defensive effort to make the score 2 - 0.
Jon C. added the 3rd insurance goal with his second unassisted coast to coast effort in as many games. It added the exclamation point to a game which saw Bulldogs defensemen responsibly playing two way hockey all night and validated their efforts as they solidified the 3 - 1 victory. The Bulldogs goals showed a little bit of everything - power, finesse, skill and a versatility that has thwarted them to an impressive 2 - 0 start despite the obstacles of unfair league sanctions.