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Slow start costs Neighbors, 5-3 G-Skaters.

The green Good Neighbors didn't get the offense going for two periods, as sub goalie Justin Fortini shut the door until the third.

The uphill battle was too much for them as the Granite Skaters skated away with the 5-3 win.

The navy team has quietly crept into 2nd place behind the Long Shots. Just one point separates the two teams.

'It's smoke and mirrors," said Marc Jumbone Teal. "Some of us sit back and have a smoke, while the rest of us just admire ourselves in the mirror."

Steve Kaneb and John Ragucci each scored in the first for the navy team, and they took that 2-0 lead into the middle period.

"There's no large ref here today handing out penalty shots for you," screamed Mike Cormican. "You're gonna have to beat us mano a mano."

Jimmy D. showed that he doesn't need a stinkin penalty shot to score a goal in this league. He scored in the third for the Good Neighbors, but by that time the game was all wrapped up.

Ragu had scored again then Teal tallied two of his own in the third for the winners.

Jim Wilkinson scored with under a minute to play in the blowout, a true Kotex Point if there ever was one.

"I kinda feel bad for Jim this season," said Tripp. "He looks more like 2008 Jim. That's Wilkinson, not DiGregorio I'm talking about."

Justin Fortini subbed in net for the G-Skaters, and played well according to Don Fortini.


Hockeytown B; 06-Jun-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; Friday

Granite Skaters (Friday) 5 vs Good Neighbors (Friday) 3

First Period

1. Granite Skaters, Kaneb, Steve (Unassisted) 02:08
2. Granite Skaters, Ragucci, John (Teal, Marc / Cormican, Mike) 14:30
Penalties - None.

Second Period

No Scoring.
Penalties - Saia, Mike - Good Neighbors (Tripping-Minor) 13:10

Third Period

3. Granite Skaters, Ragucci, John (Cormican, Mike) 02:53
4. Good Neighbors, Steeves, Russell (DiGregorio, Jim / Melito, Mark) 00:55
5. Granite Skaters, Teal, Marc (Unassisted) 00:30 (gw)
6. Granite Skaters, Teal, Marc (Cormican, Mike) 11:27
7. Good Neighbors, DiGregorio, Jim (Steeves, Russell / Andrusin, Phil) 12:10
8. Good Neighbors, Wilkinson, Jim (Unassisted) 18:08
Penalties - None.

Goal - Granite Skaters: Fortini, Justin; Good Neighbors: Graham, Rollie

Power plays - Granite Skaters: 0-for-1; Good Neighbors: 0-for-0

Officials: Vin, Jason