“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – NOVEMBER 14, 2023
SO – MY WIFE AND I GO TO LAST WEEKS SWEDISH THEMED CANADIAN’S/WINGS GAME
IN HIGH ANTICIPATION OF RECEIVING OUR TOMAS HOLMSTROM BOBBLEHEAD.
THIS IS THE HONEST TO GOD’S TRUTH!
THE BOBBLEHEADS WERE BEING DETAINED AT THE BORDER DUE TO IMPROPER PAPERWORK!
I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP – LOL!
CONGRATS TO THE HABS – WHO ENDED UP IN THE TOP SPOT IN THE FIRST HALF!
POINTS – CHUCK MOURAINE – 27
GOALS – SAMMY BONANNO – 20
ASSISTS – CHUCK MOURAINE – 20
PENALTY MINUTES – BRIAN BELLOLI – 22
GOALS AGAINST – DAVE GASKEY – AN ASTOUNDING – 1.28
SHUTOUTS – DAVE GASKEY – 5
HABS 4 FLYERS 0
Shutout leader Dave Gaskey added another shutout to his league leading total of five, leaving the Flyers shaking their heads time after time! Detroit Tigers President Scott Harris lookalike(See Picture Below) Mike Ala with the tour du chapeau for the Frenchmen, scoring an even strength, shorthanded and power play goals! Nice job Mike! Captain Kenny Wilkins with a 1 & 2 game. No Flyers highlights.
HAWKS 1 BRUINS 1
Goalies Bobby Rutkoske and Mike Schmligen shine in nets! Doughie Roehl with the Bruins marker. Hawks sub and Cheap Trick guitarist “Rick” Neilson with their goal.
SHARKS 1 WINGS 1
Superman and Brian Miller put on a goaltending show for the empty arena! Tampa Rays pitcher Shane McClanahan lookalike(See Picture Below) sub Ken Debus scores for the Wings. Big Ben Haynes finds the back of the net for the Fish.
HABS 1 BRUINS 1
I always say good goalies make a good league, as evidenced by the third 1-1 tie game of the night! Led all season by the herculean efforts of Habs goalie Dave Gaskey, who sported an amazing 1.28 goals against this season and Bruins master puck stopper Mike Schlimgen, each steal the show this game! Another 1-1 tie today for the Bruins! Way to hold them in there Mike! Eddie Higgins scores for the men in yellow, who end up in second place in the first half standings. The league’s goal scoring leader Sammy Bonnano with the first place Habs goal.
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No more defense tonight – Lol! Both goalies were seen postgame wandering the Walgreens aisles looking for the out of season product Solarcaine! Doug “Jeff” Beck and “Black” Jack Priauix with two goal games for the Wings. Singles for Jimmy George and sub Matt Linnell. Penalty minute leader Brian Belloli with the hat trick assist. Deuces wild for Robert Stempian and power winger Jeff Morton of the Hawks. Billy Hagen(Also 4 Helpers) and sub Bouzide with singles. The Hawks end the first half season on a six game winless streak. The cellar dweller Wings with their second tie of the day, have played close games all season, just ended up on the wrong end of the score more times than not!
FLYERS 6 SHARKS 4
Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Andrew Chafin lookalike(See Picture Below) Ryan O’Rourke with the trick for the victorious Flyers! Steve Orr, Mike Fox and Pat Berry also find the back of the net. Deuces wild for Ben Haynes and Todd Schurman(Also 2 Assists) of the Sharks.
TWO NUMBER NINE JERSEYS ARE HOISTED IN THE
MADISON SQUARE GARDENS RAFTERS.
ANDY BATHGATE IS ONE OF THEM.
WHO IS THE SECOND NUMBER NINE?
FORMER DETROIT RED WING – ADAM GRAVES!