Tonight’s Game should be an epic battle. Looking over the Rosters there are some X-factors. Should be fun.
|Dark Team||White Team|
|Ron L||Gene N|
|Jared M||Jeff M|
|Brett D||Paul C|
|Jack B||Steve C|
|Troy B||Julian A|
|Tyrell B||Dave J|
|Sue C||Chad C|
|Ken A||Ray B|
|Tom M||John P|
|Eric F||Jesse G|
|(G) Anthony F||(G) Mark N|
Acton, MA- History was made on Friday, January 29 at the Nashoba Valley Olympian ice area when the first ever shut out was recorded. Some of the old timers of the FNHL were asked if they ever remembered this happening. It will go down as an unforgettable night of hockey.
The unlikely star was the stand in goalie, Anthony Ferri. He played in goal for the 2nd consecutive week. Anthony turned aside many goal scoring chances including a couple partial breakaways. Toward the end of the game, the air was thickening as players on both sides knew what was at stake.
Anthony was backed up by some stellar defensive plays. All 4 of them played great infront of Anthony. The stoppers were Jack, Ken and Brett, Tyrell. Whether it was Jack with his swift and mighty sweep stick check, or Brett’s diving plays to clear the puck or Tyrell and Kenny getting on those loose pucks. They worked together like a machine hard at play.
The offensive side Juggernaut was powered by Ron, Sue and Jared. The point total for this fearsome trio was impressive. 4 goals and 4 assists. It was nice to have old friend Jet Blue back on the runway. Eric was flying around the ice and scored a goal with 2 assists. The other goals were notched in from Tom Marino and Jack.
The game was played at a fast pace with 10 skaters aside. It should be noted that the night was a short one due to a group of figure skaters reserving the ice from 10-12.
The SteelHounds or white team or TOL (pick a name you like) was skating hard all night, but could not find the back of the net. Their defense was solid as they only gave up 7 goals. Mark Neal, the human stat machine, turned aside 31 of 38 shots on the night.
It was a great night of hockey that lived up to it’s billing. Can’t wait to see what next week brings.