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Seven Come Eleven!

Romeoville, IL March 7, 2014  Attendance: 17

Only Seven of the Ann Arbor Team came out!

The 4 day road trip took it's toll on the attendance.  Only seven of the Ann Arbor team were able to play on Friday, but those seven guys provided 11 goals!  The question is, was this Road Trip Attrition caused by tired legs, hangovers or pay back to the wives for having four days of fun?  Bill BTW, TZ, TO, The Czar and Rags each score twice and Beak had a solo goal.  Harvey finally cooled off after a hot road trip.  Johnny B stoned his high school buddy Mini Wheezer many times with his new Corey Crawford White pads.  The Reds won with a Bobka goal that put the game out of reach when the Bobka factor was applied.  Reds had 4 meaningful goals.  Whites only had 1 meaningful player, so they were screwed. . They had goals by Rags (2), Czar, Terry and the friend of Jesus. 

Thor and V-Man never made it

  • Memorable Moments: 
  • Fred almost scored on his own goalie. Terry thought that would have triggered the Bobka bonus, but NO, that would have been a Bobka tainted goal, which counts for a fraction of a goal . When Fred scores, the score gets squared.  Fred scored the 6th goal, so the Reds won 36 to 6.   
  • Magoo crashed with Terry and Mrs. Ambrosia came down from the stands and brought Magoo some ice, but she forgot the scotch. Robin was up high watching Joliet Catholic win a shootout playoff game. I'm sure the game winning goal came on a backhand flip that T&A, their assistant coach taught them.

  • Robin was the first Hockey Mom in Duffer history.   
  • Hats off to the following seven guys who played 3 games in a seven day period:  Bill BTW*, Tom O' Connor, Tommy Z, Harvey, The Czar, Rags* and Beak
  • *Rags and BBTW missed the February 28th game because they were working on the railroad

Beak had a nice goal on a rebound off of Rags' stick.

These pictures were taken on 2/27/14 on our first night in Ann Arbor.

We had a pizza party in the lobby where we were able to watch the Blackhawks play the Rangers.

Rags and Bill BTW were late for the team picture on Friday, so I added them below along with Frank and Klinger.


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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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