“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 26, 2021
HAWKS 3 WINGS 1
The Hawks keep on rolling due to the offensive efforts of Larry “School Boy” Rowe, who registers the deuce today. Brian Belloli with the Hawks initial tally. Goaler Brian Miller with a splendid game between the pipes. General Robert E. Lee with the Wings lone goal on a great end to end effort. Last week’s Silver Alert was successful, as Wings center Steve Orr surfaced this week!
BRUINS 5 HABS 4
The Bruins steal this one away from the Habs as they score three times in the games last six minutes for the W! Game tied 4-4. Bruins sub Robert Stempien carries the puck behind the Habs net and circles out into the slot and buries the forehand game winner with a minute left in the game! Curt Lesnau with a two goal game. Steve Lemieux and with a fluttering far left boards shot – Adam Godard with singles. The ageless Gary Enmark, Kenny Wilkins, Jeff Tracy and Jimmy “Boog” Powell do the honors for the Habs. “Gentleman” Don Courtley and the Bruins Ken Debus hit the box in tandem with roughing minor penalties.
FLYERS 3 SHARKS 0
The story of this game was Flyers goaltender Bobby Rutkoske who was simply outstanding in his shutout effort! Ryan O’Rourke, Chuck Mouraine and Jimmy George(EN) tally for the Flyers. No red flags on the beach today, as there were no Shark sightings. This was a penalty free game.
HAWKS 5 HABS 2
The Hawks sweep today as sub Dave Rupprecht scores twice. Singles for fellow sub Larry Rowe, Billy Hagen and Brian Belloli. The Mikes – Ala and Lawson score for the Habs, who are now winless in their past six games. Rob “Hurricane” Halbulber of the Hawks says postgame: “We are undefeated in our last 11 games and those pesky Bruins are still only one point behind us! How does that happen!”
WINGS 3 FLYERS 3
Wings sub Matt Lawson scores his second goal of the game at the buzzer with the goalie pulled, to salvage a tie for the Wings! Veteran Terry Masserant with the Wings first goal. A fine broth of a lad – Ryan O’Rourke scores all three Flyers goals! Both goalies – Wings sub Paul Kaczmarek and Bobby Rutkoske with good games in nets. Feeling a little frisky today, Barry Piornack of the Wings picks up a solo roughing minor penalty – then promptly comes back on the ice, only to incur a cross checking minor infraction late in the game.
BRUINS 9 SHARKS 3
Now – You look at the score of this game and you would surmise that the Bruins dominated. Not the case! The Sharks probably played three quarters of the game in the Bruins end. Bruins sub goalie Rick “Ticker” Chauvin did his best Tuukka Rask impersonation and had the Sharks talking to themselves throughout the whole game! I guess you could say the Bruins capitalized on their chances and the Sharks did not. Bruins sub Robert Stempien with the trick. Deuces wild for Bobby Watson and Steve Lemieux. Defenseman Brian Gross with a blistering drive from the point. Curt Lesnau with the hat trick assist. Joe Plati, Al Pyc and on a beautiful Al Pyc pass from behind the net – sub Dougie Roehl score for the Fish, who drop a deuce today. No trips to the sin bin for either squad.