Jokers Streak Ends at 4
It’s over. The Jokers rode a 4 game win streak into a playoff berth and had a chance to improve their standing to 3rd place in the division with a win or tie versus Charleston Chiefs. Although the momentum was there the effort was not in a lackluster 6-2 thumping. After being down 2-0 after one period there was signs of life as the deficit would only be 3-2 after two periods on goals by leading scorer Josh Berrelli and Dave Dreschler on a nifty intercept and quick shot goal. It would all fall apart in the decisive 3rd period on 3 goals by the Chiefs to close it out. Once again shots on goal were hard to come by as the Jokers could only manage 17, getting out shot overall 31-17. With the loss, the Jokers find themselves in 4th place and a very tough matchup versus the number 1 seed Springfield Chiefs on Tuesday May 30 at 8:00pm. In their single game during the season, the Springfield Chiefs won, 7-5.
Notes: Fernando Gomez made 25 saves and ends the regular season with a 3-3 record and will be the starting goalie in the playoffs due to Tim Fisher not having enough games played… Jim Brunetti, Ken Herren, Rich Orsini, Jimmy Dowd, Josh Berrelli, Frank Melillo, and Devon Sylvester all confirmed to return next season… Rumors of a Kevin LaPrade return also continue to swirl, no comment from captain Jim… Top 3 scorers: Berrelli 17 points (14g, 3a), Dreschler 14 (5g, 9a), Herren 10 (6g, 4a).