Granite Skaters take down the Good Divers, 4-3.
The green Good Neighbors fell more than
just on the scoreboard on Friday, as the Granite Skaters showed up
with a full compliment of C players and slipped by the GN's 4-3.
The Montreal Canadiens were in town for the NHL playoffs, but who
knew that the diving would ooze as far north as Saugus on Friday
New guy Trevor Legere put the green team up 1-0 when he tipped home
a Brian Leslie shot. That's how the first ended. Then the diving
Steve Kaneb attempted to hook Mike Saia. Mike appeared to be skating
fine, then just fell down. A hook and a dive were called on the
play. Only one guy on either team had a problem with the call, and
that was Mike himself.
"Even if he didn't dive, you don't let Kaneb of all people take you
down," said Lloyd Johnston. "It's a matter of pride to stay on your
feet. And this coming from a Canadian."
Late in the 2nd Eric Bratt jammed home a rebound through the legs of
Rollie the Goalie, and it was tied 1-1 headed to the third.
Quick goals by defensemen Ted Miller and Russ Steeves cancelled each
other out. Comrican then scored on a long blast, but Saia tapped
home a rebound to tie it at 3-3.
It went down to the final minute where T2 Todd Twombly blasted one
past Rollie with 32 seconds left to give the Granite Skaters a 4-3
"I really don't want to look at this boxscore," said Steve Hardy. "Bratt,
Saia, Miller, and T2 with goals. We just don't have any good players
anymore do we?"
After two weeks all teams are now 1-1.
Hockeytown B; 02-May-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; Friday
Granite Skaters (Friday) 4
Good Neighbors (Friday) 3
1. Good Neighbors, Legere, Trevor (Leslie, Brian / Kramer, Mark) 10:27
Penalties - None.
2. Granite Skaters, Bratt, Eric (Teal, Marc / Cormican, Mike) 18:38
Penalties - Saia, Mike - Good Neighbors (Diving-Minor) 09:49,
Kaneb, Steve - Granite Skaters (Hooking-Minor) 09:49
3. Granite Skaters, Ted, Miller (Unassisted) 02:49
4. Good Neighbors, Steeves, Russell (Leslie, Brian / Legere, Trevor) 05:49
5. Granite Skaters, Cormican, Mike (Unassisted) 11:00
6. Good Neighbors, Saia, Mike (Legere, Trevor / Steeves, Russ) 11:27
7. Granite Skaters, Twombly, Todd (Danaher, Gavin) 18:28 (gw)
Penalties - None.
Goal - Good Neighbors: Graham, Rollie; Granite Skaters: Minsk, Ben
Power plays - Good Neighbors: 0-for-0; Granite Skaters: 0-for-0
Officials: Jason and Beef