“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – DECEMBER 29, 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
SO MUCH FOR HOME ICE ADVANTAGE, THE VISITING TEAM WON EACH GAME TODAY!
BRUINS 5 FLYERS 4
4-4 tie with a little over a minute left in the game. Gerry Krause of the Flyers sits forlonly in the sin bin. Face-off to the left of Flyers goalie Bobby Rutkoske. Curt pulls himself from the ice(Lord knows I’ve had enough shifts in my lifetime) and goes to the bench and tells Bobby Watson to replace him. Seconds later Steve Lemieux wins the face-off clean back to Watson who promptly buries the game winning goal! Nice move eh! Sub Matt Linnell with even strength and short handed goals. Adam Godard and Ronnie Meltsner with singles. Flyers sub left wing Paul Violassi with a two goal game. Fellow sub Paul Polizzi and defenseman Kevin Maguire also score for the Flyers.
HABS 3 WINGS 1
Jimmy “Boog” Powell scores the game winning goal for the Habs. “Gentleman” Don Courtley and Mike Ala with bookend goals. Sub goaltender Paul Kaczmarek was spectacular in nets! General Robert E. Lee with the Wings lone goal. Hats off to Wings sub goalie “The Master” – Bruno Tadolini who at 76 years of age has stopped more pucks than his former employer Morley has made candy! Come to think of it – Bruno has outlasted the defunct Morley Candy Company! It had to eventually happen! In the season’s seventh game, finally, Wings enforcer Chris Zanke picks up his first penalties of the season! A couple of solo roughing minors. “Had to pick it up” Chris said, probably referring to Ken Debus’s memorable show he put on last week resulting in a two week suspension.
HAWKS 3 SHARKS 1
Continuing his red hot scoring streak, Hawks sub Larry “School Boy” Rowe with the game winner. Brian Belloli and Captain Billy Hagen with singles. Sub goalie Papciak was stellar in nets. Rick Batchelder with the lone Shark goal.
HAWKS 2 FLYERS 1
Another low scoring defense first game for the Hawks, as they sweep on the day. Billy Hagen scores the game winner with just over a minute left in the contest! Sub Chris Isola muscles in a rebound for their initial goal. Again – sub goalie Papciak shined in nets! Sub winger Paulie “Knuckles” Polizzi scores on the games first shift. The last place Flyers are now 0-4 minus Captain Ryan O’Rourke who has been on the DL the past two weeks.
BRUINS 5 WINGS 1
A rare DH loss for the previously first place Wings. The Bruins prevail and leapfrog the Wings into the top spot. American Sniper Ronnie Melstner with the trick! Adam Godard and sub Matt Linnell with singles. Bruins sub goalie ‘Ticker” Chauvin was simply outstanding in nets as he remains undefeated in his fourth straight game for the Bruins! The Bruins play today’s game with only nine players. Kudos to the three D! As stated last week – Bruins Captain Adam Godard said “We are on a Roll” as the Bruins win their second consecutive DH. Wings sub John Siterlet with their lone goal.
HABS 5 SHARKS 2
Looking like a revitalized new team – the Frenchmen sweep on the day behind the stalwart puck stopping of sub goalie Paul Kaczmarek! All their scoring was accomplished in the final period. The Jims – Powell and Chapie, Mike Ala, Jeff Tracy and Donald Courtley all dent the twine for the Habs. Sub Matt Lawson with the hat trick assist. Rick Batchelder and Ben Haynes do the honors for the Fish. Cantankerous Sharks sub Howard Smith picks up a solo roughing minor penalty.