“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
YOU GOTTA LOVE STING MEMBER PAULIE “KNUCKLES” POLLIZI – PICTURED BELOW(BACK FACING) IN THE HOT TUB TAILGATING AT THE LIONS GAME!
FLYERS 4 HAWKS 2
1-1 entering the final period. Then the Flyers score twice in a 40 second span to ensure the W. Mike “King of the Road” Miller with the deuce. Singles for Brian Moore and Steve Bittner. Flyers net-minder Kirk Larson was his usual puck stopping self. Marty Papesh and Steve Wink(Top Shelf) tally for the Hawks.
HABS 6 SHARKS 3
The line of Al Pyc(1 & 3) and subs Scott Davenport(1 & 2) and Steve Bayagich(2 & 2) total 11 points in the game and harpoon the Sharks. Bryan Prentice and Curt Lesnau also with Habs markers in this penalty free game. For the second straight week, the Habs had five subs on their roster. Billy Mac Jr. and the Jeff’s – Ivory and Curran score for the Sharks. It happened again! I bought these shorts with the cup in it. For the second time in two months, I leave the thing hanging up at home. No cup! For the second time in two months, Scott Chodun was gracious enough to let me borrow his extra shorts with the cup in it. Funny thing – I always happen to score when this happens! Thanks again Scott!
BRUINS 6 WINGS 5
Big Rob Rowling scores his first of three goals just 39 ticks into the game! Didn’t matter as the Bruins still prevail. Fashioning his new helmet – Chuck Bowers with the deuce for the Bruins. Singles for Brian Reath, sub Mike Folster and the John’s – McNeilly and Cornish. “Midtown” Mikey Brown and sub Keith Elsey also score for the Wings. Sub Scott Chodun assisted on all three of Rob Rowling’s goals.
HAWKS 5 BRUINS 3
Hawks down 3-1 entering the final period. Then proceed to score four unanswered final periods goals for the W. Converted defenseman Steve (With a Nod And a) Wink with a two goal game. No more D for Mr. Wink it has been said in the confines of the Hawks locker room! One of Winks goals was a very rare occurrence, of Steve stripping the puck away from stalwart Bruins defenseman Brian Reath and depositing the puck into the net. Marty Papesh, Donnie Rivera and Robbie Olmstead also tally for the Hawks. Bruins – Chuck Bowers, John McNeilly and sub Mike Folster.
SHARKS 7 WINGS 0
Da Sharks right the ship after their game one debacle in fine fashion, as they keep the cellar dweller Wings winless this season! Billy Mac Jr. with the hat trick. Deuces wild for Mike Riddle and Jeff Ivory. The Sharks were exceptional on their specialty teams play, as they had two shorthanded goals and one power play goal. Goaler Billy Schaugg with a 7 save shutout. No Wings highlights.
FLYERS 5 HABS 2
The battle for first place goes to the high flying Flyers! The Flyers lost their first game of the season and have not lost since! The second place Habs have only two losses on the season – both to these energetic Flyers. Line-mates Brian Moore and Mike Miller with two goals apiece. Steve Bittner with the Flyers final marker. Flyers goalie Kirk “Captain America” Larson is undefeated with his new goalie pads! Habs center Bryan Prentice with two top shelf goals in this penalty free game. A little family history happened today in the Habs locker room involving sub’s Paul Elsey, Scott Davenport and Steve Bayagich. Scott’s Dad, is Paul’s former youth hockey coach, way back in the day. Steve is one of nine siblings – 6 boys and 3 girls. One of Steve’s sister’s – I believe it was Judy – stood up in Paul Elsey’s wedding 38 years ago! Just some pretty cool stuff – in my opinion.
Hall of Fame forward Marcel Dionne wore number 16 for the L.A. Kings and New York Rangers. What was the original number he wore when drafted number two overall in 1971 by the Detroit Red Wings?