Doomsters Drop Season Opener, 2-1
The Jokers of Doom welcomed back a couple of teammates of the past in the season opener as defenseman Pete Hughes, winger Ray Glowicki, and center Kevin LaPrade returned for the summer. It was not a happy return though, as the new-look Jokers were a bit short on players and couldn’t overcome the Vikings in a 2-1 loss. Overall the team played well including out-shooting their opponent 30-19 but couldn’t punch through a second goal after taking a 1-0 lead on a Glowicki put-back off of a rebound in the second period. Ken Herren squandered two quality chances missing high on a cross goal pass from Devon Sylvester in the 2nd and firing a breakaway shot low and just wide of the net in the 3rd. The Jokers kept the pressure on even getting a power play and a 6-4 man advantage with their net empty for the last minute but couldn’t capitalize.
Notes: Fernando Gomez got the start in net and stopped 17 of 19 shots… Frank Melillo served game 1 of his 3 game suspension from last season’s playoff game melee… Jokers next take on the Tomahawks Thursday June 15 at 10:00pm.