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The Czar is looking for deposits for the Duffer road trip to Ann Arbor on Thursday February 27-Sunday March 2. Read what Basketball Jones wrote about his trip with the Duffers to Toronto. 

Our Canadian Aces, Lou and Darrin, will be joining us on our Ann Arbor Trip.  Partying with those guys is worth $500.


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Tommy Puts a Bounty on Terry!

Romeoville, IL
December 13, 2013

Attendance: 22

The Reds Kissed a bad looking Step Sister!

The Reds Kissed a bad looking step sister this week!
Last week, the Reds got a last second goal to snatch a win away from the Brain and the Whites. They say a tie is like kissing your sister, but when you get a tie like that, your sister looks pretty good. This week on Friday the 13th, the Whites turned the table and gave the Reds a taste of their own medicine when T&A backhanded a roof shot over the Anvil's shoulder to give the Whites a come from behind thrilling tie.

Hacksaw gives Terry the business

 The Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals by Mini Wheezer, Cup Cake Bobka and Bill BTW. Tom "T&A" Ambrosia spoiled the Anvil's shutout with a goal in the second period. Mini Wheezer got that goal back on a pass from Geno, so the Reds were cruising with a 4-1 lead after two periods. The third period was time for Brian the Brain O to shine. He shut down the Reds and tossed a third period shutout while his team started to creep back into the game. Tommy Z scored early in the third to cut the deficit to 2 goals. Brinks Granato scored on a break away with 10 minutes left to play. With the Reds clinging to a slim 4-3 lead in the final minute, the Whites yanked the Brain and added a 6th attacker. The Anvil made one spectacular save after another as the Reds tried desperately to get the puck out of the zone. With the final seconds ticking off of the clock, It looked like the Reds were going to escape with a thrilling win when the Reds finally got the puck and tried to get it past Rags and into the neutral zone, but Rags snagged the clearing attempt and fired it on net. The Anvil kicked the shot out with 15 seconds left in the game, but T&A pounced on the rebound and sent the backhand winner into the net. What a game! Our newest guest, Jay, showed Duffer potential by passing to us old guys and not shooting. He was shocked when he saw Terry go down while shaking hands.  Final Score: Reds 4, Whites 4.  Meaningful Score was Whites 1, Reds 0.
Memorable Moments:

  • Hacksaw exchanged insults with Terry, then sent him tumbling to the ice during our friendly hand shake. Hacksaw collected his bounty when Tommy Z sent a beer over to him at Wild Wings.
  • Geno slammed T&A with a hard body check. Thor told T&A , "He took you down with one eye!"
  • Only Terry, Fruitcake and Beak have perfect attendance.

  •  Lou and Darrin are going to Ann Arbor!

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Grandpa Anvil holding Tessa, Joyce.

My granddaughter Michelle is working at Dick's sporting goods on Butterfield Road.  Stop in and say Hello.

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Michelle Spillman

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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.


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