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Semi-true stories and pictures of that Lake Placid 1982  trip are posted.

The Duffers have a 4 page spread in the Plainfield Enterprise.  You can see it at: http://www.lopatka.net//2013-Enterprise/2013-Enterprise.htm

 Lunch is at the Woodridge Tilted Kilt on Wednesday March 27th at 1:00.  

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Another Tilted Lunch this Wednesday, 3/27/2013.  

There will be a Full Moon that night

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We had a nice turn out at Roundheads on the first day of spring. 

(Left to Right) Harvey's friend Ed, Harvey. Frank, John Koss, Beak and Klinger.

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I had a request for another picture of Pope Boris.



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Wags Hockey  

Come out and see Dan, Tom and Jeff at Center Ice


Duffer News

No  Goals But we had Beer!

Romeoville, IL
March 22, 2013

Attendance: 20

No Meaningful Goals!
After scoring 5 meaningful goals on March 8 (Comet Night) there was only one Meaningful goal in the last 2 weeks.  This week was dominated by teenager goals, as they scored 6 of the 9 goals.  That is not the Duffer WayRags, Bill BTW and the Maestro were the only drinking aged duffers to score a goal  The pace was very fast and I realize that the teenagers get tired of waiting for old guys to join the rush.  I was happy to see Lil' Bill Conti do his best Tommy Zagorski imitation when he flew into the 

Team Hayward 1997..

attacking zone then slammed on the brakes and waited for some duffers to enter the zone.  Then he passed to an old guy who didn't score. I know that is frustrating, but that is how you have to play if you want to be a duffer.  Eddie the Anvil and Tweedy both tossed Meaningful shutouts. The Reds won 6-3 because they had twice as many teenagers as the Whites. T&A got an assist for a turn over that set up Rags' goal.  When he tried to get the puck back, Harvey put him in a headlock, so he would have received an assist if he had been at Wild Wings, but he went straight home as did The Czar and Tweedy.  The Maestro had a nice goal when he sailed a wrist shot past Tweedy.  I don't remember how Bill BTW scored, but I'm sure it was a beauty that I quickly forgot.  Maybe I was talking when he scored and I missed it, but T&A remembered it.     Reds 6, Whites 3.   Meaningful Score, Whites 0, Reds: 0

  Memorable Moments:

  • Harvey came back
  • I found some more Hayward Pictures
  • Ryan Dzingel scored the only goal in their loss to Notre Dame in the Joe Louis Arena.
  • Don't forget the April 6th fund Raiser for Ryan's Dad, Rick, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • You can send a check made out to Rick Dzingel to West Suburban Bank, 711 S. Westmore Lombard, IL 60148
  • Nick scored a goal in the Rampage Fund Raiser game.  Only 8 skaters showed up for the firemen because they were hit by injuries and illness, so Brandi drafted Nick I watched 2 periods and their head hunter did not fire any head high slap shots. Nick scored again, but they lost. They did get a donation that was close to the $600 we gave them last year. The MLF Game was changed to "Rampage Saves Night."  
  • The event was changed to Rampage Saves Night because, they wanted the option to help multiple charities every year instead of being tied down to one.

  • There was no cook out or beer, so I went home after "Shoot the Puck." My wife wondered why I was home 4 hours earlier than past years. Cook out was cancelled due to Canland's policy. (Buy Beer and food from them only.) 
    I made some additions and corrections thanks to Brandi, my favorite goalie. (They are in blue text)

The King reads a road map!
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The Rampage had a nice turnout for "Rampage Saves Night."  

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Nick's Mom told him to play the "Duffer Way."  

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The protective net made it hard for fans to chuck a puck.

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Nick listened to his Mom and played a Duffer style game.

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Drago looks reflective and pensive while talking to the Maestro

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He got over that in a few seconds.

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A Cub and a Bruins fan with Black Hawk hats.

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Harvey bought me this shirt in Hayward.  I wore it proudly until I gave it to Tommy Z a few years later when he pigged out on stuffed cabbage and performed like Paul Boomer.Scan949.jpg (60581 bytes)

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Don't forget the fund raiser for Rick Dzingel on Saturday, April 6.

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How did we win with this crew? (Tweedy and Robby helped a little)


Rags, Beak, Tweedy and Luke will play "Where's the Duffers on the Mario Mosaic" this week.

This is our Pittsburgh picture that is located at: http://www.mariomosaic.com/?keyword=greg16

This is our 2011 MLF Team picture that is located at: http://www.mariomosaic.com/?keyword=gregory15

This is our 2011 MLF Duffer- Rampage picture that is located at: http://www.mariomosaic.com/?keyword=rampage2

This is our 2010 MLF Duffer- Rampage picture that is located at:


Mini Wheezer has his picture in 5 different locations because he got into Head hunter Coach Steve's picture:



Go to the Last Duffer News

Go to 2012 The Last MLF Game

Go to 2011 MLF Game (Anvil's Daughter won it!)

Go to 2010 The First MLF Game

Visit The Rampage Women's Hockey Team web site at: http://www.rampagehockey.org/index.cfm

They Have 2 WODs and  on their team. Their DOD moved to Canada for Graduate School.

WOD=Wife Of a Duffer, DOD = Daughter of a Duffer

Links to Duffer Hockey Newsletters

2008-2010 Stats page

Tweedy's Wags Game

Links to 2010

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Peoria History

Nashville Game 2

Bill Gaston interview

Michelle Spillman hits and fields


To E-mail the Duffer News Web master, just click here! g.lopatka@comcast.net

You can e-mail History updates to Beak. 


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Michelle Spillman

Michelle Spillman 10-31-10

Michelle hits a 2 run home run for Romeoville High School in a 3-0 victory against Joliet Catholic Academy.


Michelle Spillman hit a 2 run Home run to beat Joliet Catholic on April 18, 2012. ... greg Lopatka ... Michelle Spillman and Romeoville High School. ...

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Michelle Spillman hit her 4th homerun on April 21, 2012 to beat Hershey High. ... greg Lopatka ... Michelle Spillman "outdoor sports" ...


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Michelle hit a triple to help beat Highland Park High 8-5 on 4/21/2012.