“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 9, 2018
WINGS 3 SHARKS 3
All the scoring accomplished in the initial stanza – then goaltenders Brian Miller and Mike Mostyn shut the door the rest of the way! Sharks sub Gary Szalanski scores the game tying shorthanded goal with a Datsyukain type move! Gary says his old mentor, Bob Wicks taught him that move! Steve “Barney Miller” Dietrich and Joe Plati also score for the Fish. Al Pyc(2) and John “Hal” McRae do the honors for the Wings.
FLYERS 0 HABS 0
It doesn’t happen very often in any league! The rare double shutout! Hats off to goalies Mike Schlimgen and Sir Kevin Beebe, who each took turns swatting puck after puck away! This was a penalty free game.
BRUINS 5 HAWKS 2
Bruins jump out to a four zip first period lead and declaw the Hawks. Rob “The Rifleman” Duncan, Mike “Cherry” Charison, Jeff “Dick” Tracy, Chris Zanke and sub Rick Batchelder all score for the men in yellow. Bruce “Cooler Man” Gooel and Marty Sell with the Hawks markers. Peter Gibb of the Hawks, just finish’s his solo roughing minor penalty and the very next shift, picks up another solo roughing minor to match, towards the end of the game.
WINGS 4 HAWKS 3
Hawks up 3-1 midway through the final period. Then the Wings proceed to score three times in a four minute span to send the Hawks to their seventh straight defeat. John McRae, Paulie “Jay” Giles, Brian Westenberg and Slovakian sub Niecalek light the lamp for the Wings. Bruce Gooel, Gary Enmark and Peter Gibb tally for the Hawks.
SHARKS 4 FLYERS 3
Sharks sub Gary Szalanski scores his second goal of the game, with just over three minutes left in the game, to send the Sharks to the W and a tie for first place with the Wings. Dr. and author Keri Topouzian and Dougie Wargo with singles. Joe Plati with the hat trick assist. Big Ben Haynes, John Zuccarini and sub Paulie “Knuckles” Polizzi(SH) tally for the Flyers.
BRUINS 2 HABS 1
Bruins sub Rick Batchelder scores the game winning goal, with just a minute and a half left in the contest, to send the Bruins to the sweep! Jeff Tracy tommy guns in the Bruins first marker. Moncton call up Lawson scores for the Frenchmen in this penalty free contest. Both puck stoppers – Winning goalie Bobby Rutkoske and Sir Kevin Beebe were outstanding between the pipes!