“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – MARCH 14, 2019
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WEEK FOUR – PLAYOFFS
HABS 5 SHARKS 5
This guy is a late game specialist! Same as last week – with the goalie pulled, Habs sub Frank Pewaydon ties the game up! That was Frank’s second marker of the game! Singles for Larry “School boy” Rowe, Pierre Dugas and Jeff Curran. “Angry” Joey Ventimiglio with the deuce for the Fish. Singles for Billy Mac Jr and Timmy “Dutch” Schultz. “Downtown” Jimmy Brown with the hat trick assist.
HAWKS 6 BRUINS 3
The Bruins were still minus Captain Rex Baker, who was stationed behind the bench still in concussion protocol. The Bruins made a tactical error this game as they broke up the league’s top line of John McNeilly, Mike Nalepa and Joey Reiss. It didn’t work! They put the line back together in the final period after they were down 5-1, to no avail. Dr. Nate “Big Time” McNaughtry with the trick for the Hawks who win their first playoff game! Singles for Brian Reath, John “Shifty” Shelton and Rob “Rickie” Middleton. Joey Reiss had all three Bruins goals!
WINGS 6 FLYERS 2
The Wings come out of the gate with a chip on their shoulder and destroy the host Flyers! Deuces wild for Mike “King of the Road” Miller and sub “Honus” Wagner. Steve Wink and Mike T. Brown also score for the Wings. Sub goaler Kirk “Captain America” Larson was outstanding between the pipes! Rob Rowling and Donnie Riviera score for the Flyers. Wings Captain Ryan Boyette was a little feisty today, as he incurs a slashing and a solo roughing minor penalties.
FLYERS 6 HAWKS 4
The big guy was hungry! Rob Rowling with the trick for the Flyers. Pat “The Beast” Wosek, normally known for his booming slap shot – with a beautiful top shelf wrist shot. Reverting back to his days of playing at Allen Park Arena as a kid next to Thunderbowl Lanes on Allen road – center Donnie Riviera with a goal and just an overall outstanding game! Mike Riddle with the game winning goal as Danny Rea’s finance Karen watched as the lone person in attendance. Al Pyc with a 2 & 2 game for the Hawks. Dr. Nate and Brian Reath also with goals as the Hawks are eliminated from the championship game.
BRUINS 6 SHARKS 1
Oh they figured it out! The league’s top line was reunited and only produced a 12 point game for the Bruins! Mr. John McNeilly(4 & 1), Joey Reiss(2 & 3) and Mike Nalepa(2 assists) run roughshod over the Sharks! Goaler Kris Arthur with a seven save game. Ward Peterson bats in a rebound for the Sharks. Jimmy Brown with a minor unsportsmanlike penalty.
WINGS 3 HABS 2
The upstart Wings win a deuce today and position themselves with a very nice chance to make the Sam Cupp Championship game in two weeks! Steve Bayagich, Mike Miller and sub “Honus” Wagner tally for the Wings. Scott Chodun and Pierre Dugas with the Habs markers, as they are knocked out of championship game implications. Things got a little ugly, as Wings defenseman Jim Puffer has a major meltdown with a litany of infractions! Here we go: Two minor interference penalties, a minor unsportsmanlike penalty, a 10 minute misconduct and a game misconduct. Whew! Hope he left beer in the cooler! Very late in the game Mike Miller takes exception to an interference penalty called on him and goes off on the referee’s and picks up a game misconduct due to abuse of officials. These Wings had an edge to them today!