Pete - rough morning in Toronto ?
Result: Knights win 4-1
With the return of the Toronto Road Warriors, the
Knights were almost back to peak staffing as they juiced
up on No-Doz for their 11:15pm "Late Nite" game
with the Pylons ..... The 4-1 score doesn't reflect just
how close or how rough the game was ....
The turnout was awesome considering the 11:15pm start
time - John "Birdcage" Dharte even showed up
with a new, modern, plexiglass half-face shield on a new
PLASTIC helmet! (DuPont thanks you John!) ... AND he was
newly released from the hosptial with stitches in his
elbowfrom Friday's game.... way to hang tough John! (are
you sure that injury didn't happen on your motorcycle
instetad of Friday's game?!?! Weren't you out biking with
Yzerman las week?)
The game started out slowly - with neither team quite
awake, but finally aboot half way thru the first period,
Pete McDonald found the net (somehow?!?!) [LUCK!] and
kick-started the Knights momentum. The Pylons
quickly tied it up on a face-off miscue (C'mon Scotty!),
but after that it was almost all Phil Ruff and the Friday
Knights ..... Pete McDonald made it 2 straight with a
nice break away wrister, and Gerry Krause, energized (or
shamed!) but McDonald's two goals, earned one the "hard
way" by going right thru the goalie and into the
goal - stick, body, puck and all ... Gerry -
Stevie Benninger and Pete McDonald certainly got nothing
on you when it comes to crashing the net!
Pat Granowicz put in the final tally in the third period
as the final nail in the Plyon's coffin .... but at that
point the game took a turn towards the rough (and Ruff!)
... The Pylons turned it on, but it was too little - too
late ... Phil Ruff stopped everything that came his way
and the Knights hit the showers are half past midnight,
ready for a well-deserved rest ...
Game #5 end 4-1 and put the Knights at 3-1-1 - not a bad
start ... getting Benninger, Pavelich and Weston off of
the Injured reserve list this week or next should bring
the Knights back into "playoff-peaking" form!
Look Out, Troy Ice League .... the Knights are BACK!
Oh yeah - despite not following thru on his hat-trick
bid, Pete McDonald nominated himself as star of the nite
... everyone was too tired to protest so the nomination
stood - heck - he had a couple of pretty good elbows and
checks for a guy recovering from a near-death alcohol