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Mats Takes the Bears to the Cleaners in 2-1 win

Posted by: Paul Sampson on Tue Jul 15th 2014 4:07pm

Mats Berqquist showed he can make the Icemen look good, not only in uniform but in the win column as well, putting an end to overtime with a goal 43 seconds into the extra stanza. “Most of the game he played like his shorts had too much starch,” said linemate Chad Perkins. “Thanks to Tom Licata for pouring fabric softener in his gloves! That loosened him up and was able to finally put one in after setting him up with great passes all freakin’ game long. Damn tight ass.” Tom remarked afterwards, “That S.O.B was pressing all night long around the goalie crease. If the game went on any longer I swear their goalies pads would get pleats.” “Dude is more fixated on image over substance” added standout defenseman Brian Hayes. “So I left a big S-stain on the ice with my give away that tied it up. Big Deal. Like I really care. Look how many goals Sal deflected into our own net while playing defense. Does it bother him? Hell no! It’s about time he put away his Dryel, K2R spot remover, Tide Magic stick, and Resolve to focus on what we pay him good money for….scoring goals!!! ”

The game was full of the typical infantile crap the Bears are known for – whining to the refs, cheap shots, and spewing nonsense from their pie holes. 4 minutes into the game, Eric gave Beerboy a bump that he parlayed into a Cindy Crosbyesque dive to draw a penalty. But the laugh was on Beerboy as Hayes banged a stretch pass out to Throat-Punch Tim for a short-handed breakaway goal 32 seconds later. That goal would stand up until Brian made sure his + / - for the game was even midway through the 3rd period.

All in all it was a good win as we demonstrated not only can we beat other teams playing a gentleman’s game, but we can also respond in kind against a chippy team and still beat them at their own game. Our record is now 5-1-1 and puts us in sole possession of first place.

Icemen down Nordiques 4 -2 go 4-1-1 on the season

Posted by: Paul Sampson on Mon Jun 30th 2014 1:03pm

The Icemen continued their solid effort with a 4 – 2 win over the Nordiques. A 3 goal burst late in the first period was enough to stand up in a well-played game by both teams. Tom ‘loose change’ Licata buried 2 loose pucks in the crease to open and close the Icemen scoring. The first one came 5 seconds into a power play that was created when Paul was hooked on a breakaway. Rob won the draw and got the puck to the net where Tom was able to bang it in. 22 seconds later, Rob won another draw in the offensive zone getting it back to Brian at the point. Hayes’ screen shot found net for a quick 2 goal lead. 92 seconds later, Rob won another offensive zone draw – getting the puck back to Eric. His low shot from the point was deflected in by Paul. After going 10 shootout rounds the last time we played the Nordiques, it was definitely welcome to end the first period up 3 zip.

Tom got his second of the game midway through the 2nd when he chipped in a loose puck on a scramble in front. Despite the 4 goal deficit, the Nordiques never stopped working and were rewarded with a goal with 5 seconds to go in the 2nd period. They closed the gap with a power play goal early in the third and that is where things ended up. The defense quartet of Kyle, Brian, Chris and Eric frustrated the opposition all night in breaking up plays at our blue line and made some well played clearing passes. The five Icemen forwards (Rob, Chad, Tom, Throat Puncher Tim & Paul) played as if they were plenty of time to rest on the bench between shifts. As if ! Sal was effective in goal often looking like a cross between Dominick Hasek and an epilectic. “I did all I could to cover the low part of the net and it worked!”

Having played the first 6 games of the season successfully, the guys who showed up were awarded pledge pins to the Delta Tau Icemen fraternity by Ice World Hockey Director Ed ‘Mayor Carmine DeSoto’ Slusher. Our new names are:
Rob – Bluto, for his utter lack of respect for authority
Chad – Otter, for his smooth ways
Brian – Dean Vernon Wormer, for his fantasy of self importance
Sal – Flounder, for the way he plays goal
Tim – Pinto…”WHY NOT!”
Tom – The Stork – everyone thought he was brain damaged
Eric – Mothball because “we need the dues”
Paul – Weasal…’nuf said
Chris - Boon, for being one of the ringleaders in this madness
Kyle – D-Day, because other than game time his whereabouts are unknown.

Icemen down Nordiques 4 -2, go '[

Posted by: Paul Sampson on Mon Jun 30th 2014 1:02pm

The Icemen continued their solid effort with a 4 – 2 win over the Nordiques. A 3 goal burst late in the first period was enough to stand up in a well-played game by both teams. Tom ‘loose change’ Licata buried 2 loose pucks in the crease to open and close the Icemen scoring. The first one came 5 seconds into a power play that was created when Paul was hooked on a breakaway. Rob won the draw and got the puck to the net where Tom was able to bang it in. 22 seconds later, Rob won another draw in the offensive zone getting it back to Brian at the point. Hayes’ screen shot found net for a quick 2 goal lead. 92 seconds later, Rob won another offensive zone draw – getting the puck back to Eric. His low shot from the point was deflected in by Paul. After going 10 shootout rounds the last time we played the Nordiques, it was definitely welcome to end the first period up 3 zip.

Tom got his second of the game midway through the 2nd when he chipped in a loose puck on a scramble in front. Despite the 4 goal deficit, the Nordiques never stopped working and were rewarded with a goal with 5 seconds to go in the 2nd period. They closed the gap with a power play goal early in the third and that is where things ended up. The defense quartet of Kyle, Brian, Chris and Eric frustrated the opposition all night in breaking up plays at our blue line and made some well played clearing passes. The five Icemen forwards (Rob, Chad, Tom, Throat Puncher Tim & Paul) played as if they were plenty of time to rest on the bench between shifts. As if ! Sal was effective in goal often looking like a cross between Dominick Hasek and an epilectic. “I did all I could to cover the low part of the net!”

Having played the first 6 games of the season successfully, the guys who showed up were awarded pledge pins to the Delta Tau Icemen fraternity by Ice World Hockey Director Ed ‘Major Carmine DeSoto’ Slusher. Our new names are:
Rob – Bluto, for his utter lack of respect for authority
Chad – Otter, for his smooth ways
Brian – Dean Vernon Wormer, for his fantasy of self importance
Sal – Flounder, for the way he plays goal
Tim – Pinto…”WHY NOT!”
Tom – The Stork – everyone thought he was brain damaged
Eric – Mothball because “we need the dues”
Paul – Weasal…’nuf said
Kyle – D-Day, because other than game time his whereabouts are unknown.

Dr. Bob & Icemen shut out Baby Bears 3 – 0

Posted by: Paul Sampson on Mon Jun 23rd 2014 2:56pm

In what was our best all around effort to date, the Icemen declawed the whiney baby Bears, out-playing them in all 3 zones. Stingy defense by Kyle, Chris, Brian, and Eric limited the Bears to 15 shots - at most. Dr. Bob stood taller than Goldilocks in goal, “Every save was just right! No shots were too hard, and no shots were too slow (hint to Sal). True to form, the Bears get chippy and whiney when things don’t go their way. From cheap shots and bitching at the refs from the bench, it was fun to stay on the high road and beat them with better play, hustle, and on the scoreboard.

What a difference it makes when we get a good turnout. Rolling 3 lines was more than they could handle. The game was not as close as the 3 – 0 score indicates as the Bears were never able to sustain any offensive zone pressure. Puck control in their end for shifts at a time set the tone for the game. Notable in this area were Adam, Rob, Mats, and Igol while Tyler, Chad, Tim & Paul put fore check pressure on their D to frustrate their breakout attempts. Each time they did get out of their zone, they could not get into our zone on the rush as the D stopped them time and time again.

Goals by Chris, Rob, and Kyle were more than enough to notch our 3rd victory of the season, boosting our record to 3 -1 -1.

Icemen run out of gas in SO loss to Stingers

Posted by: Paul Sampson on Thu Jun 19th 2014 3:54pm

The Icemen stole a point and lost one all within the last minute of regulation. Playing with a familiar short bench situation, the forwards essentially had to double shift every other shift while the Stingers had 3 full lines. It took almost 3 period for us to wear them down to our fatigue level and even things up. The first period was pretty evenly played with the Stingers getting the lone goal. They then took advantage of our age and jumped out to a 3 – 0 lead early in the second period. The Icemen finally got on the board when Tyler Spires notched his first goal of the young season late in the second. After a quick breather between periods, Rob Heil scored a minute into the third to close the gap to 1 goal. Unfortunately, the Stingers woke up and restored the 2 goal lead a minute later.

With less than 3 minutes to go, by sheer will power and superior conditioning, the Icemen pumped in 3 quick goals within 93 seconds by Paul, Mats, and Rob. With 54 seconds to go, we finally had the lead 5-4. That burst took everything out of the tank as we were unable to hold off the Stingers late push as they scored with under 2 seconds on the clock to send it to overtime. A scoreless OT lead to the shootout where we went down 1 – 0 in 3 rounds for the 6-5 SO loss.

Last Game Result: Mar 09 2017

Team 1 2 3 OT F
Stingers 1 0 0 0 1
Icemen « 0 0 1 1 2
Goal Scorers: Scott Chason (08:00 in 3rd), Brian Hayes (06:00 in OT)
Goaltender: Casey Davis (W)

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Playoff Leaders

Points 4 Players Tied 1
Goals Brian Hayes & Scott Chason 1
Assists Brian McElwain & Timothy Sampson 1
PIM 11 Players Tied 0
SO Casey Davis 0
Wins Casey Davis 1
GAA Casey Davis 0.00
SV% Casey Davis 0.972

Regular Season Leaders

Points Timothy Sampson 19
Goals Timothy Sampson 13
Assists Timothy Sampson 6
PIM Rob Heil 10
SO Casey Davis 4
Wins Casey Davis 9
GAA Tom Tom & Casey Davis 0.00
SV% Casey Davis 0.943