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
kicked off with all 10 teams in action on Saturday.
saw three members of last season's Sioux get a win, something it
took them 11 weeks last season, as Russia defeated Norway 11-6.
10am was the game of the day. USA had a 9-7 lead with just
over 2 minutes to play. But Tony LaVerde and Liam Spinicci
combined for 3 goals in 56 seconds as Finland pulled out the
11am was the only blowout of the day. The "big"
matchup between Quigg and Parkinson turned into a whimper as
Switzerland blew out the Czech Republic 12-3. Round one to
12noon and almost another collapse. Koz and
Germany ran out to a 6-0 lead. Great Britain closed the gap to
7-5 in the third, but that's where the gas ran out.
was another grudge match, as Zuke and Hayes went bossom to
bossom. Downie had three goals to lead Sweden to the easy 8-3
The best Saturday goalie, so far.
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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