Rollie does it all, 4-0 Good Neighbors.
The green Good Neighbors got some above
average goaltending from Rollie the Goalie, as they shutout the Long
Shots 4-0 on Friday morning.
We don't have an accurate shot count, but safe to say Rollie hammed
up every one of them, as he goose egged the gold team in the
season's first shutout.
Russ Steeves and Jim Wilkinson set up John Kitchura just 3:16 into
the first, and it was a stone cold lock for a win. They wouldn't
need any others as Long and Co. came up empty in the offensive
Although the Long Shots "almost" scored a goal, but the whistle blew
during a scrum and Rollie and the Neighbors would catch a break.
Phil Andrusin took a pass from Mark Melito and made it 2-0 late in
the first, and the Neighbors were off and running and in full
In the 2nd Kitch scored again, then in the third new guy Trevor
Legere accounted for the final goal in the 4-0 final.
"Trevor skates around real good, he just doesn't produce," said
Neighbors captain Jim Wilkinson. "This was big for him actually
scoring a goal."
"I was real impressed with Mark Melito today," said Brian Leslie in
a post game video which can be seen on our Facebook page. "Usually
he would hang at the far blue line late in a blowout. But he was
actively helping on defense in his own zone as we helped Rollie get
Rollie was humble as he always is.
"Even with the ref screaming shutout for two periods, I didn't get
rattled," said Rollie.
The other bench wasn't so humble.
"We're finding that Bruner and Crazy Legs Smith are nothing more
than Mike Saia in disguise," said captain Andy Long. "And this new
guy Joe Surette, well, he's not a real Duck."
Hockeytown A; 09-May-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; Friday
Good Neighbors (Friday) 4 vs Long Shots (Friday) 0
1. Good Neighbors, Kitchura, John (Steeves, Russell / Wilkinson, Jim) 03:16 (gw)
2. Good Neighbors, Andrusin, Phil (Melito, Mark) 15:27
Penalties - Melito, Mark - Good Neighbors (Tripping-Minor) 06:52, Steigerwald, Luke - Long Shots (Holding-Minor)
3. Good Neighbors, Kitchura, John (Kramer, Mark / Wilkinson, Jim) 03:38
Penalties - Bench - Long Shots (Too Many Men-Bench Minor) 07:35, Kitchura, John - Good Neighbors (Holding-Minor)
4. Good Neighbors, Legere, Trevor (Wilkinson, Jim / Melito, Mark) 03:00
Penalties - None.
Goal - Good Neighbors: Graham, Rollie; Long Shots: Boccuzzi, Mike
Power plays - Good Neighbors: 0-for-2; Long Shots: 0-for-2
Officials: Vin and Beef