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Congratulations to Duffer SODs Tommy Ambrosia and Billy Conti. They helped Joliet Catholic win the Cougar Cup. Coach T&A pushed all the right buttons!


Mike won 5 awards at the Tattoo Convention in Rosemont.


You can still vote for Ryan Dzingel to get the Hobey Baker Award here:  http://www.hobeybaker.com/awards/the-hobey-baker-memorial-award/vote

Wednesday's March 26th lunch is at the Tilted Kilt.

You may find the following links useful:

Ben Oskroba's First professional goal for the Peoria Rivermen

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

Klinger is back in town.  Papa Joe came out to join in the fun.  Our girl Ania left us for Texas.

Duffer News

We Had Three Full Lines!

Romeoville, IL March 21, 2014  Attendance: 25

Fast Game with Great Goal Tending!

Three full lines produced a fast paced game that challenged the goalies often.  We had some fast moving guests who had girl friends in the stands.  That always speeds things up.  There was even a mom and a wife cheering her boys on.  Tumbling Terry got things moving with a stretch pass off of the glass that sent V-Man

Duffer Number 4?  Must be Fred.

in all alone on the Anvil.  V-Man beat Eddie like a rented mule to give the Whites an early lead.  Nick DeJesus realized that his Dad was ticked off, so he answered with 2 quick goals to give the Reds a 2-1 lead.  T&A picked up an assist on Nick's 2nd goal.  Tommy Z fired a nice pass to Commander Ken who beat The Anvil to tie the game at 2 apiece.  Rags gave the Pale Shirts the lead when he took a pass from t&a and fired a low hard one past Eddie .  Chris Berserk got that goal back when he converted a pass from DeJesus to tie the game again.  Geno gave the Reds the lead when the Reds put on a passing clinic that started when Beak hit Geno as he was crossing the Blue line.  Geno fired a pass to Berserk that made the Brain slide over to cover the right post.  Chris returned the pass to Geno who buried it into the open net.  It looked like that would hold up to be the game winner, but Tommy Z set up Joe the III for the tying goal, then fired one past Eddie 10 seconds later to give the Whites a 5-4 lead late in the game.  It looked bad until Nick DeJesus set up Mini Wheezer for the tying goal.  The Whites looked like they scored a tie breaker when JOE III slid a slow shot toward Eddie who tried to fall on it, but he missed it.  The goal was disallowed because the puck went out of the zone  and was brought back in with 3 White guys offside.
Whites 5. Reds 5.  Geno had the only Meaningful goal to give the Reds a 1-0 win.

  • Memorable Moments: 
  • t&a dumped his Dad on a faceoff.  His Dad let him live because he had a Cougar Cup Championship game on Saturday that they went on to win!  Way to go Tommy and Billy!
  • We had a pile up at the final buzzer where Brian lost his hat, but he managed to keep the puck out of the net and preserve the tie.
  • Duffer SOD, Ryan Dzingel, scored the winning goal for OSU to beat #1 Minnesota 3-1.
  • The Anvil gave V-Man got a good talking to for poking a puck in after the imaginary whistle blew.

DeJesus Shined.

Ryan and Family.

Ryan Dzingel with his Dad and brother Rick


Jeff and Ryan when they played for the Hounds.

Jeff with his sister, Dad, Uncle and grandpa.

Joe Jr. III with his Dad, Uncle and grandpa.

The Anvil and his son Nick.


Fred and his son Joe.

Stump and his kids.

We are on our way to see OSU beat Michigan.

Bill BTW is still working on the Railroad.

We said hello to Ryan before he boarded the bus

We took our bus to the Arena. (name of the bar)


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

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Tweedy's Wags Game

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Bill Gaston interview

Michelle Spillman hits and fields


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Here are 25 Yogi Berra quotes that will make you shake your head and smile.

1. "It's like deja vu all over again."
2. "We made too many wrong mistakes."
3. "You can observe a lot just by watching."
4. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
5. "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."

6. "If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be."
7. "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else."
8. Responding to a question about remarks attributed to him that he did not think were his:
"I really didn't say everything I said."
9. "The future ain't what it use to be."
10. "I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house."

11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant:
"Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded."
12. "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."
13. "We have deep depth."
14. "All pitchers are liars or crybabies."
15. When giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his New Jersey home, which is accessible by two routes:
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

16. "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."
17. "Never answer anonymous letters."
18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet: "Thank you for making this day necessary."
19. "The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase."
20. "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."

21. As a general comment on baseball: "90% of the game is half mental."
22. "I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field),
they had bags over their heads."
23. "It gets late early out there."
24. Carmen Berra, Yogi's wife asked: "Yogi, you are from St. Louis , we live in New Jersey , and you
played ball in New York . If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?" Yogi's
answer: "Surprise me."
25. "It ain't over till it's over.....


Maybe I'll have my grandson give me a tattoo.

Mike won 5 awards at the Tattoo Convention in Rosemont.

Call 630-493-1199 ask for Mike Lopatka

1402 Ogden Ave Downers Grove





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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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