players former and current stand as one
A tragedy brought current and former players of the EMRHL together this
past week. Whether showing up in person at the funeral home, coming up
to Hockeytown for the Tuesday night games, or showing their support from
a distance over social media, I personally was overwhelmed, but surely
not surprised, by the outpouring.
We as a group received so many
thanks from Paul's family for what we did both on Facebook and in
person. You should all be proud.
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The Saturday League
went into week two with still alot of questions to be answered.
9am saw Great Britain get just enough goaltending from Jay
Sopp as they picked up their first win with a 6-3 win over
10am went down to the wire as Norway and
Germany played to a 6-6 tie. Then with just over a minute left,
of all players it was Steve Smith scoring the game winner for
Germany in a 7-6 win.
11am and half of Finland went on
vacation with Tony Tenderoni. Not even Higgins could help them
as they dropped a 6-2 decision to the lowly Czech team.
12noon saw Sweden get outshot 51-29 and lost badly to
Switzerland 9-5. A tough game for Big Country Kevin McGovern.
1pm and Russia got some revenge for both 1980 Lake Placid
and 2014 Sochi, as they whipped up on the USA team 10-4. Garret
Phelan was awesome for the Russians in net.
2-0 this season equaling his last
season's win total already.
Tuesday night was a night of healing
and coming together as the league came to grips with the loss of
goaltender Paul Botolino. The rink was packed as many former
players came up to the rink.
7pm a classy move by captain
Zuke as he took the opening faceoff and skated back into his own
zone and rolled the ball into his own net. As far as the game,
Adderall had this one in the bag, until a late collapse allowed
Vicodin to tie it and win it in the shootout, 10-9.
saw Motrin get a rare win as AK returned to the net. Even Kyle
Stevenson scored as the gold team defeated Karas, Quigg, Hayes
and Zantac 7-3.
9pm First place was on the line, and with
Jeremy Smith subbing for the Commish, his two assists were huge
as Nyquil retook first place from Cipro with a 9-7 win.
10pm and Mike Bozio did the right thing. Allowing 17 goals was a
fitting end to Paul Botolino night at the E. Smiggins and
Tylenol shook down Maalox and Griffin 17-6.
His 12 Pack stickers were a hit will
everyone on Tuesday night.
Nice job Jay !
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