Picture: Forwards for both Road Runners (Red) and Puckin Monkeys (Purple) take a face off. Photo by Franklin Heinzmann.
Blue League Recaps
Don Bombs vs Godspeed
Don Bombs were playing without any substitutes, but that didn’t stop them from getting out to a 2-0 early lead. James May scored both goals. With 8:09 left in the first half, Godspeed forward Roger Whitefield scored to put his team on the board. With 2:18 left, he scored again to make it 2-2. Don Bombs May’ scored once again to give his team the lead with 55 seconds left in the half. 3-2 at halftime.
After 14 minutes of play in the second half the first goal was scored. Bryan Castronova, forward for Godspeed, scored to tie the game at three. Adam Stover, of Godspeed, sored with 4:40 to take the lead. With exactly four minutes left Zachary Smith scored for Don Bombs to tie the game. It was assisted by Andrew Vogt. With 1:26 left, Stover scored once again to give his team the 5-4 lead. It is this week’s Goal of the Night because it was the game winner. Final Score: Godspeed 5 Don Bombs 4.
Blazing Nuggets vs Regulation Hair Loss (RHL)
This game started out with RHL goalie Jacob Szymozak make saves on two consecutive breakaways. One with the glove and one on a kick save. You could pick either one and call it the Save of the Night. I’m a sucker for a glove save robbery so that one is this week’s Save of the Night. Matthew Manns, player for RHL, scored a hat trick in the span of 4 minutes to start the scoring. Blazing Nuggets got on the board with 13:53 left when Eric Scheck scored a goal to make it 3-1. RHL’s Shawn Allen scored with 6:27 left to make it 4-1. RHL Manns scored another with 1:49 left. RHL’s Aaron Crane scored as time expired to make it 6-1 going into halftime.
Blazing Nuggets didn’t throw in the towel. Evidenced by them scoring the first three goals in the half. Scheck scored two and Roy Wasiewic scored the third to make it 6-4 with 17 minutes left.
RHL’s Manns put a stop to the outpour of goals when he scored again to make it 7-4. RHL’s Allen scored with 11 minutes left to make it 8-4. Blazing Nuggets rebounded with two goals scored by Patrick Diggler and Wasiewic. Each team exchanged a goal before the buzzer. Final Score: RHL 9 Blazing Nuggets 7.
High Slot Clap Bombs (HSCB) vs Spartans
I’ve been working at Epic for roughly six months and something ive never seen happened in this game. There wasn’t a single goal scored in the first half. Lots of shots were put on target but none crossed the goal line. The most noteworthy thing that happened in the half is that HSCB killed off a four-minute penalty.
The second half was all HSCB. In the first four minutes of the half HSCB scored four goals. The goals were scored by Patrick Griffin, Tyler Landahl, Jordayn Partyka, and James Krowlikowski in that order. 4-0 HSCB. With 11:36 left, Landahl scored again to make it 5-0. After an aggressive rest of the second half Spartans got on the board with 55 seconds left. It was scored by Matthew Manns. Final Score HSCB 5 Spartans 1. HSCB goalie Corey Fohrd maintained a shutout for 43 out of 44 minutes so he’s the Goalie of the Night.
Road Runners vs Puckin Monkeys
Road Runners got out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to a goal by Adam Revezzo. Matthew Manns, playing for Puckin Monkeys, then scored a hat trick over the next 10 minutes. Puckin Monkeys had a 3-1 lead with 4:50 left to go in the first half. Daniel Farrell, Puckin Monkeys forward, scored a goal with 1:36 left to make it 4-1 going into halftime.
Same as the first half, Road Runners started the scoring off for the half thanks to a goal by Joesph Hozdi with 19:17 left in the first half. Puckin Monkeys’ Manns countered with a goal just one minute later to make it 5-2. The next two goals were scored by Puckin Monkeys’ Farrell to make it 7-2. With 1:43 left Manns added another goal to make it 8-2. Final Score: Puckin Monkeys 8 Road Runners 2. Manns is this week’s Player of the Night for his dominating five goal night.
Player of the Night: Matthew Manns, Puckin Monkeys & Regulation Hair Loss
Goalie of the Night: Corey Fohrd, High Slot Clap Bombs
Goal of the Night: Adam Stover, Godspeed
Save of the Night: Jacob Szymozak, Regulation Hair Loss
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