In the first game Team Blair started out strong with 3 quick goals but were unable to keep up the pressure and the Juniors stormed backed and pulled ahead by a couple by the end of the 2nd period. 3rd period was all Juniors with clear breakaways and uncontested scoring chances in front of the net leading to the final score Team Juniors 11 – Team Blair 6. With this result Team Juniors appear to be pulling away from the rest of the pack in the all important regular season standings. There should be lots of performance bonuses on the line here – maybe a pitcher or two of appropriate beverages at the end of the regular season.
In the 2nd game Team Russ was without JKOW, their ass’t-chief goalie tormentor while Team Joe had their veteran World Field Championship players back. End result Team Joe 9 – Team Russ 8. My memory suggests that the scorekeeper may have under counted both winning teams by 1 goal but that doesn’t change the results, only the goalie GAA stats.
For those wondering about goalie scheduling (I know, I know, it is profoundly disturbing that there are non-goalies that actually think about this …stuff), I am keeping track of who plays for which team and planning the schedule accordingly. It is a shame that we don’t have 4 NLL calibre goaltenders for our Wednesday night games so that all the runners could concentrate on their scoring prowess, but then what fun would there be in a bunch of 0-0 tie games? Having to play some defense once in a while leads to more versatile players and takes the harsh intensity blame away from the (lack of) scorers. So far, the goaltender distribution (Justin,Gord/Dan,Guntis) is as follows – Team Blair 7/6, Team Juniors 5/8, Team Joe 7/6, Team Russ 4/9.
There has been a inquiry from the arena staff as to whether we could move up our schedule 1hr from 8:00 – 10:30 to an earlier 7:00 – 9:30. If anyone has any strong feelings, either way, please comment or email. If there are any changes to be made we will email all and post accordingly.
Next week is Week #14, July 30, 2014
Team Blair vs. Team Russ 8:00pm
Team juniors vs. Team Joe 9:15pm
See you all next week.