Meatbirds Tie and Tie Again

As you can see below, after 11 weeks of occupying the top spot in the league, we have dropped down to a tie for first (and technically lose out due to Goals For).  I will take it up with Goguen as we have the head to head and differential, but we may be looking at 2nd place once again.

Standings

 Team

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

Center Ice Hockey

 8

 1

 2

 18

 54

 30

Summer Meatbirds

 8

 1

 2

 18

 50

 22

Hyundai

 4

 5

 2

 10

 34

 38

Team Guinness

 4

 6

 1

 9

 28

 39

Bandits

 4

 7

 0

 8

 29

 41

Bulldogs

 1

 9

 1

 3

 25

 50

We were certainly “offensive”, offensively and could get very little going.  Gil and the defense kept us in this tight game, which was 1-0 until Gal tied it up late in the 3rd with a Recchi type scrum goal.  Ruel and Dun both had chances late but we could not slide one past and we ended tying a strong Hyundai squad 1-1.  Without 4 of our top 6 forwards, we mustered as much as we could.  Knight’s injury plagued year continued as his “Upper Body Injury” is still hampering the burly LW’s ability to stay on the ice.  Sully had Visa issues coming in from the Islands and was a late scratch.  Salty finished serving out his 2 game suspension for PED’s and illegal equipment.  But most concerning, Shawn contracted his 4th disease of the year (Lyme, Malaria, EEE and now Ebola) and was unavailable.  With medication arriving from the Congo tomorrow, he is expected back next week.

So, it comes down to the last game of the season.  I will confirm with Goguen what the tie breaker is, but let’s be prepared to run up the score against the lowly last place (and A-Holes of the league) Bulldogs next week.  As I said at the beginning of the season, if we are in 2nd place, we might as well be in last place.  The ownership will accept nothing less than “Meatbird’s Hockey” on the 2014 Monarch’s Senior League Championship Plaque that hangs in Goguen’s garage.

More importantly, is anyone up for tailgate after final game next week?

Bandits Subdued 4-2

Big win last night boys. Birds 4 Bandits 2 Thanks to Gil first and foremost for his usual performance. We made a huge upgrade when C Jay showed unannounced and Sully running late again. We started off strong in the first as Ruel playing defense just happened to be in front of the net for a nice finish. Went up two when Shawn who just found out he has Ebola to go along with Malaria and Lyme fed a nice pass to Gal who found the five hole. Bandits won the battle in the second frame to tie the game at two. The third belonged to Sully who found the back of the net twice to seal the victory. Good solid performance by everyone. I want to thank Scott, Shawn and Chris for the water after the game.

In other team notes. Jim Knight was fined 1 case of Old Milwaukee and Al Marsden has been fined and must have the Meat Bird summer party after the Tabor Skate on the 21st. Salty gets a pass for telling C Jay about the game.

Dunn gets his job back because I just wasted half hour writing this…

Next Game 10:30 p.m. vs Hyundai