Week 2 in the books.
Early match between Finland and USA. Exciting opening frame as both squads score twice notched at 2-2 after 1. USA flexed their speed and out scored the Fin’s 4-1 in the 2nd for a 6-3 lead. Finland battled back and scored twice in the 3rd making it a 6-5 game with a little over 6 minutes left on the ticker. Great end to end action but the Trumpsters scored late to take this battle 7-5. USA went 0-2 on the PP and Finland was 0-1. Americans got a hat trick from sniper Rob McKean, 2 goals from Steve Sparrow and singles from Joe Cosentino and Ronnie Cormier (Gord’s personal driver). Finland got 2 goals from last years leading scorer Daniel Barrett and singles from rookie sensation Steve MacDougall, Tim Randa and Brent Byer. Players of the Game went to USA’s Ron Cormier (Gord Ide states “don’t worry the truck drivers think you are sleeping in my lap”) and for the Fin’s Steve MacDougall.
Late game between Sweden and Polands debut. 1 -1 after the opening frame. Deja vu in the 2nd as not much changed as both squads score twice for a 3-3 tie after 2. The Polocks scored with seconds on the clock at the end of both periods. Opening 5 minutes of the 3rd both teams scored twice keeping it notched at 5’s with under 10 minutes to go. The high flying Polocks then put the metal to the petal and scored 4 more times winning their opening match of the new season 9-5. Sweden went 1-3 on the PP and Poland was 0-2. Poland scoring, hat trick from John Annanski, 2 goals from Leo Brideauski and Frank Nweisserski and singles from Joe Peacockski and Pat McCormickski. Now try and say that fast 3 times. Sweden got single goals from Tony Thomas, Gord Manning, Mike Rukavina and 2 goals from Patty Sharp. Players of the Game went to Polands Frank Nweisser and to Sweden’s Tony Thomas.
Is that Tony smiling??????? No way, say it isn’t true. Not sure how Mrs. Thomas heart will do when Tony wears this head gear at home this week.
So we are off and after 2 weeks we have 4 teams at 2 points and Sweden still winless. Rukavina is tied for the lead in penalty minutes with 4, goon or maybe just wants to spend some time with Brenda. We picked up a new Greek dude on team USA, welcome George Letsos. George is replacing George Karabinis who is recovering from some ailments. One Greek dude for another, mmmmm. Both their wives names is Voula. What the heck, both George, both Greek, both same spouse names and apparently the new George likes to also drop the soap in the shower, what………….
This weeks games is our Gobble Gobble Turkey special. Friday, October 6 at 9:15pm Team Poland vs Team USA. Trump states Polocks are very very dangerous people, he has tweeted “Poland hockey players are all little kolbasas!” At 10:30 pm Finland will face off against the rested Team Canada. The 0-2 Swedes will get the turkey weekend off for some dry land training and team bonding with their mini Swedish meatballs!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all our members and their families.