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5/4 2001 Game Result

Opponent: Cocodile

Result: Knights win 4-1

Well - it wasn't our best game - but despite ourselves we put another win in the win column - taking us to 4-1-1 (third place behind the Falcons 5-0-0 and JFC 4-1-0 ..). We play JFC Monday at 9:45pm ... should be a good game!  

It started out nicely enough - all three lines keeping the puck and pressure in the Crocodile end ... and finally Boice took a pass from Toland out front and put it in to take the Knights up 1-0. It stayed that way thru the rest of the first period and almost all the way thru the second  sound familiar?!!? Half of our games have ended up 1-0 or 1-1 after two periods! The Croc's got some momentum and capitalized on some deep end fore-checking to get a 3-on-0 goal on Phil with about 2 minutes left in the second period - the period ended 1-1 ....  

- but that did it the slump finally depressed Steve Benninger and he moved into high gear ... Stevie took it up to the next level and became his usual a one-man steam roller ... it wasn't long before he'd brought the momentum back to the Knights - within 2 shifts, he scored a goal to put us in the lead, drew a penalty to give us a power play, and then showed us all how to walk THRU the defense and CLIMB UP AND OVER THE GOALIE to hustle one into the net for his second goal ...  That goal broke the Crocodiles' and the last 5 or 6 minutes were ours.  Things got so out of hand and one-sided, that even Player-Coach (more Coach than Player!) Steve "Scotty Bowman" Thomas (who was shamed into playing with two pulled groin muscles by a sidelined Marty Pavelich) beat a pair of Crocodile defensemen to the puck in a chase to the corner and laid a beautiful pass back to John Dharte who was in the crease banging and flapping and slapping and skipped it in past the goalie to put the final nail in the Crocodile coffin ............. period over - game over - Knights win it 4-1 ... not pretty - not much to be proud of - but it was good to have Steve Benninger to get us re-energized for that 3rd period ... Thanks Stevie B!  

Star of the nite of course goes to Steve Benninger .. 2 goals - many more shots and a bunch of good hustle that got the team fired up for the thrid period- not bad for a youngster! Second star to the other Youngster on that line (moved up frm D to for some scoring punch!) : Glenn Boice ... 1 goal and 1 assist and some good back-checking ... way to go Glenn!   Some good news - this is the 5th of 6 games that we held the other team to 0 or 1 goals! Way to go defense and goalie's! Solid! Let's start talking mid-season bonuses!  

Remember Monday nite's game is at 9:45pm - Rink 2 vs JFC ... BE THERE! and let's all bring it up to the next level for that one!   Go Knights!   Scotty   Scotty