Back on the ice after the Christmas break where some of us realized we are now a 2XL and brown socks and slippers are cool. Junior Penguins have put together a modest 4 game winning streak while Intermediate Canadiens have only one loss since mid- November, these guys are hotter than Wilma Flintstone in a 2 piece right now. Over on the Masters side, Vanderzee has his Kings rolling over teams like Nana rolling out the dough for her special cookies. At any rate, let’s unpack the week that was in SCOHA...
PENGUINS 4 FLYERS 0: Flyers mindset was still on the sofa watching the Hallmark specials with that annoying aunt that just won’t go home. Ross Lacasse unwrapped a can of whoop ass, scoring 2 and helping out on another as the Penguins took care of the Flyers. Felix Potvin-like performance in the nets for the Penguins who are on fire and have no intentions of sliding down the hill on their stomachs any time soon. Dave “Magic” Johnson added 3 apples for the winners.
BLACKHAWKS 4 OILERS 1: Oilers dynasty season has hit a fork in the road of late, only 1 win in their last 6 which has tightened up the standings like a jar of Grandmas homemade beets. Hawks’ Brett Rivers came to play, scoring a pair and adding an assist for the Hawks who erase a 3 game losing streak in a convincing way. Oilers will fire things up again soon, this team is built from the ground up, nationally ranked. Insane.
REDWINGS 5 BRUINS 2: Dino “Suitcase” Laporta is the fill-ins of all fill-ins. This guy wears out workboots so bad, his foot is sticking out. He pulled the team but to the rink. 2 goals and an assist helped propel the Wings to a thirs straight W and Wayne Sliwinski notched a deuce for thge winning side. For the Bruins, Hallsy added his 2nd snipe of the season in a losing cause.
With star forward Rob Baker performing in the Nutcracker down at the Grimsby Legion, the Habs were short a key guy but managed to squeak out a 3-2 win over a depleted Penguins lineup. Habs’ Mike Miscio scored 2 goals and celebrated like he’s done it more than once. Like a Sunday morning tap in for par. Easy. Penguins’ Dave Armstrong scored his umpteenth goal of the season in a losing cause.
LEAFS 2 BLACKHAWKS 2: Now every team in all 3 leagues have at least one tie. Hey what about a 3 minute 2 on 2 overtime? Just a thought. .. Hawks Lucas Warren with his 3rd dangle of the year and Gary “The Whirl” Poole added his 2nd of the campaign. Leafs Guy Romeo scored a goal for the ages with one hand on his stick, one leg in the air, and a coors light in the other hand. Impressive. He skated circles out there like a donkey being let loose on a beach. Great game!
In the nets, both goalies showed why they are Vezina Trophy candidates. More saves that the dvd box set of Baywatch.
BRUINS 5 FLYERS 4: Bruins Wayne Sliwinski is as smooth as a 70’s cigarette commercial. Another 5 point night sealed the victory against a Flyers team that had bus legs. Captain Dave Wichman added postgame, “We skated like we were in cheesecake out there.” We need to regroup, get our bearings straight and get out there next week and get the W”
Flyers Veljko Gavric scored a beaut from the slot for the Flyers in the loss. Flyers have 1 win and a few ties in 8 games and feel like we are getting shoved around the litter bin too much. Look out for a more spirited game this week.
FLYERS 7 STARS 5: Old fashioned shootout at the ok coral as the Flyers topped the Stars 7-5. Flyers Bill Paul lit it up with a 3 point effort, as did John Annibale. On the Stars side of the scoresheet, Eric Sippel and Larry Litzgus fired home a pair while Pat MacAleese added 3 helpers. Both teams filled the nets like Captain godamn Highliner. Good game, fellas.
REDWINGS 7 BLACKHAWKS 2: redwings hadn’t won since Jesus was a baby, 9 games ago. Huge effort by this hockey club got them back in the winning column. Champagne is still being cleaned off the dressing room walls. Danny Digiacinto (De Mayo) scored a pair for the Wings while Danny Gabriele had a helper hatty (3 assists). Gabriele after the game, “It’s not what you eat between Christmas and New Years, it’s what you eat between New Years and Christmas. We are turning this season around. Full off-ice regiments, we are going all the way this year! Blackhawks will go over some game film and promise to be ready for next week.
FLAMES 7 BRUINS 3: In our nationally televised game of the week, The Flames lit up the Bruins thanks to Peter “the Fonz” Fantauzzo with 3 goals and 2 assists. The Bruins got swished around like Listerine but don’t worry about these guys, they will be sniffing around at the end of the season... Stick tap to Bruins goalie Joe LoCicero with an assist on the Bruins 1st goal. Big red shiny apple for the corner of his desk.
KINGS 4 SHARKS 2: Big crowd on hand to watch this steam bomb of a game. Shark’s Jim Albanese played like he had flares behind his skates. Fit him for an orange onesie, he is a crook out there with the puck, He scored a dandy and added a helper for his team but it wasn’t enough, Kings win this one 4-2, who have won 4 in a row and are poised to go on another streak. Kings Joe “Ohhh you Didn’t have to but Thank You Very “Muchynski tallied 2 goals for the winners.
Well that’s all from this end of the ice, I am on vacation for a bit, Masters Stars Chris Barratto will be writing up the blog of all blogs next week so show him some love. Next 3 or 4 games will be intense, just like camping. Good luck this weekend, guys.