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Wednesday's March 19th lunch is at Roundheads

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Drago's Hockey Lessons

Here is a video, thanks to Perry and Paula. on How to be a Hockey Player 

Here is a link to all 40 past Duffer Road Trips. Duffer road trips

Go to Duffer History

Duffer Nicknames

Wags Hockey

Duffers Make Blackhawk History during the Great Blizzard of 1978


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Four Duffers In Florida!

Romeoville, IL March 14, 2014  Attendance: 17

Greg Z's Report

We played 4 on 4.
Nance I think got two goals for whites. I got one. Tommy I'm sure scored. Joe Evans almost scored about 10 times. Brian was on fire. Eddie was awesome. O'Connor I'm pretty sure had one.
Danny scored 2 or 3... Brian wasn't pleased. ;)
We all went into the other locker room and drank there.
Not sure who went to Wild Wings as I had to go home and crash

Fred's Report!

Attendance - 17. (8 White, 9 Red). Only 5 in the senior locker room so there was plenty of beer left over. Don't know who took it home for next week but I'm sure it will be there.
Played 4 on 4. Fast, wide open game. Passing by the Reds Tweedy, Bill By The

Brinks, Klinger and Beak were in the land of the underwater specialists.

Way, Tom O'Connor and Rags hard to defend. Offset by Tom Z, the Czar, Terry and Greg but just wasn't enough.
No one to work scoreboard so the Czar did not put up any goals but Reds won by 3. I know because I heard Tweedy tell Tom Z. when there was 1 minute left "You better hurry up, you're down by 3." Tweedy had 3 at least. Tom Z. had one or two, I think, but spent most of the game trying to set people up like he always does. He set me up 3 times in close and I hit the Anvil in the chest with each shot.
Anvil and the Brain both made highlight reel saves.

  • Memorable Moments: 
  • Michelle singled, stole second and third then scored on a pop up.
  • Michelle doubled off of the top of the right field fence, went to 3rd on a fly ball, then she stole home on a double steal. She worked bases loaded walks twice to pick up 2 RsBI.
  • Michelle pitched her first scoreless inning.

  • Harvey took us to and from the airport on time.

We had fun in the shade.

(Above) Harvey got us to Midway Airport with time to play.

(Top Right) Alligator Country

(Above) Michelle pitched a scoreless inning when she made her pitching debut.

(Left) Klinger had his winter jacket on early in the week

Beak celebrates his 74th trip around the Sun

You know they do work for tips.


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(Anvil's Daughter won it!)

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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

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Michelle Spillman hits and fields


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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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