Jokers Win 3rd Straight, 7-0
The Jokers of Doom headed into Saturday’s contest with the Vikings with a shorthanded squad as several members were out partying with Matt Harvey including captain Jim Brunetti. Turns out the Vikings may have also had several members at the same event as they were only able to muster 4 players and a goalie. As such, the Jokers agreed to play a 4 on 4 game with 2 subs available. This game would also mark the triumphant return of Jimmy Dowd (1 goal, 3 assists) and he didn’t waste any time notching the first goal of the game with his patented quick slap shot from the wing about 20 feet out. The first period would end with only that one goal on the board. In the second the Jokers would pad the lead with two more goals including Ken Herren’s 5th goal of the season. The period would end with the score 3-0 although the shots on goal were a relatively even 20-17 for the game. The Jokers would pull away in the final period piling on 4 more goals, eventually resorting to dump ins after the score reached 7-0. The team will look to extend the winning streak to 4 games against the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday May 16 at 9:00pm.
Notes: Regulars John Deluca, Rich Orsini, Chris Dickinson, and Tim Fisher all missed the game… Fernando Gomez notched his first shutout with 23 saves… Defenseman Devon Sylvester racked up 3 assists and now has 5 assists on the season… After the game a team spokesman announced no suspensions were imminent for any of the missing players and the matter was closed.