Game Recap Week 6

11/19/06 vs. Enforcers (2-2-1)

One of the games we are always up for is against the Enforcers. We have a fun history with them, usually facing them twice during the regular season, in tournaments and sometimes during the playoffs as well. This game would be one of those classic struggles once again.

Each team went scoreless for the first fifteen minutes, but shortly into the second, the Enforcers took the lead, revealing a chink in the armor that would later be exposed fully. A few moments later, we struck back, knotting the game up at 1, which is how period two would come to a close. In the third however, the Enforcers found all the open spots and banked home four goals, while we could only muster two, thus ending the three-game unbeaten streak we were riding.

Final Score: 3-5

Record: 3-2-1

No game next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Next game 12/3 against the Grateful Leafs.


Game Recap Week 5

11/12/06 vs. Buzzards (0-3-1)

Now at 2-1-1 after the first month of the season, another team we have matched evenly with over the past year has been the Buzzards. They have been in a slow decline from our first game against each other a year ago, starting this season 0-3-1, but they always provide a tough test.

However, in this contest, we jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back. We added 2 more markers in the second and a tally in the third while Josh only let up one in the middle frame as we cruised to victory. Scoring was coming from all sorts of sources as Marc collected another goal and Doc even chipped in with 2 goals.

Final Score: 5-1

Record: 3-1-1

Next up, the Enforcers.

Game Recap Week 4

11/5/06 vs. Black Jacks (1-1-1)

Our history with the Black Jacks has been pretty consistent. We win some, they win some and we tie some. Every game is always a battle and this one was no different. We were just beginning to hit our stride offensively, while defensively we were playing very well and Josh had posted shutout in the last two games. Meanwhile, the Black Jacks were coming in with a record of 1-1-1, having won by one goal and lost by one as well.

We started out very fast scoring two goals in the opening frame to take the lead. We seemed to be dominating play for the majority of the period, while only surrendering a handful of shots. In the second, after seven shutout periods, the Black Jacks finally broke through the wall. On a very strange play, Josh attempted to clear a loose puck that had eluded the center on a breakaway pass. Unfortunately, when they reached the loose puck at the same time, it was chipped up and over him, where the center was able to corral it before sliding it into the gaping net.

Still leading 2-1, we came back off that setback to continue to take the play to the Black Jacks, however, in the closing minutes of the second period, a backhand found the net and the score was tied.

The third was a tension filled, up and down, action packed period, but no one was able to put the biscuit in the basket, as they say, and the game finished tied at two.

Final Score: 2-2

Record: 2-1-1

Next on the schedule: Buzzards