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A Hat Trick Birthday Party!

Romeoville, IL
September 20, 2013

Attendance: 24

Three Guys got Older on Friday!

Thor, Magoo and Joe Mazz were all born on September 20.  One in 1947, one in 49 and the other in 1955.  They revived an old Duffer tradition that has disappeared when beers started costing 5 bucks.  Thank you guys! 

The Birthday Boys

The game cost us two Bills!  Bill The Maestro had a Klinger Krash into the boards and his knee took most of the impact.  Bill left for an early shower  Bill the Klinger had his knee go out and he missed part of the third period, but he did make it to Wild Wings for the Troika Birthday party.  The Goalie Pimp was able to settle his labor dispute and deliver us 2 real goalies who played a fine game.  This was the Brain's first game in 4 months, so he was a little rusty early in the game and the Reds were able to build an early 4-1 lead.  Geno scored on a rebound from T&A's shot that went off of Brain's pads.  Birthday Boy Joe popped in 2 more and almost had a hat trick when t&a, (Little Thomas Ambrosia) fired a pass from the point to him, but Joe's son, "JM 4, tipped it up and over his own goalie's shoulder.  Tommy Z spoiled the Anvil's shutout when he scored on a break away.  The Reds looked like they were on their way to an easy win, but strange things started happening.  Greg Z came in and fired a shot that hit the left post and cut the lead to 4-2.  Tommy Zag* tried to fire a pass to Magoo, but Tweedy picked it off and tipped it past the Anvil who was his goalie.  Tommy fired another shot that rattled off of Tweedy's thighs then beat the Anvil to tie the game at 4-4!  Tweedy felt obligated to score at least 1one goal for his own team after scoring twice for his opponents, so he took a pass from Drago Joe in his own zone then made a full rink rush to score the game winner.  Final score Reds 5, Whites 4.  The Anvil picked up a Meaningful 2-0 shutout while stoning Thor several times. 
Memorable Moments:

  • Bill Maestro is in first place for the 2014 Klinger Krash Award.

  • Cowboy Joe (JM3) brought his prodigal son Joe. Maybe we will call him JM4. He looks like he could be the star of the next filming of Silver Streak.

*I had to go with Tommy Zag because we have too many Tommys.  We may have to do some renaming like the King did when we had too many Joes.  He told the new Joe  that we would call him Floyd.  Besides Tommy Zag, we now have Tommy Zim, Tommy A (T&A) and his son Tommy little "a" (t&a).  
The following 10 Duffers are in the running for the Tim Smith Perfect Attendance Award:

T&A, Beak, Maestro, Geno, Terry, Fruitcake, Hacksaw, V-Man , Greg Z and Magoo. 

Only 4 Duffers have won the Tim "Basketball Jones" Smith Perfect Attendance Award.

Joe the 3rd & 4th

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The Troika Birthday party started in the locker room.

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JM3 and his son JM4 

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These guys are buying!

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Joe ordered a Duffer Happy Meal. (A thick beer and fries)

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JM the IV tells how he felt when he scored on his own goalie.

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Hacksaw gives the new BWW Manager some free lessons.

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


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