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We have 3 full lines (30 skaters) and 2 goalies who will skate out if the Anvil wants to play.   Perry had to drop out, so his ticket is for sale.  

2014-15 Duffer Schedule

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1996 March Hayward Trip  We saw Comet Hyakutake

December 6, 1996  Duffer news #85

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January 12, 1996  Duffer news #50

Monet Mike is working on our Detroit Tee Shirt

Let me know if you want one. 

Call 630-493-1199 ask for Mike Lopatka

1402 Ogden Ave Downers Grove



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The Brain is on a Roll!

Romeoville, IL January 30, 2015  Attendance: 24

Monet Mike Beats his Uncle Dan!
Steve Hammer and Monet Mike gave the Whites an early 2-0 lead when they each scored a goal on Tweedy.  Tommy Z and Mini Wheezer scored to tie it  at 2-2. Cupcake Bobka made it Whites 3- Reds 2 with a shot that went in and out so fast that only the guys with young eyes declared it a goal.  Monet Mike set up Bill BTW early in the second period: then V-Man jumped on a rebound and restored the 2 goal lead for the Whites.  Monet Mike did an Alex Ovechkin imitation and fired a one-timer over his Uncle Dan's shoulder to give the Whites a 5-2 lead. I don't know who gave him the pass, but it was Duffer Newsworthy.  TZ scored and made it 5-3 after 2 periods.  Cupcake made it 6-3 with a break-away goal. (Tweedy saw 9 or 10 breakaways)  Joe Maz the Third cut the lead to 6-4, but Thor put the game out of reach when he banged in a 5th rebound. He stood over the Tweedy and taunted him like an NFL player. 

Harvey has been MIA

Memorable Moments:

  • The Brain took a puck to the throat in the first period that stopped play. Beak fired the rebound into his pads.

  • I passed my drivers test once the old lady tester focused the machine. The Driving test was a breeze once I charmed the attractive 30 something Mom examiner.

  • Goal-tending was great again with some spectacular saves by Tweedy and Brian. Tweedy sucked on his 4th rebounds. Joe Evens vowed never to play defense again.

  • I am having Detroit-Duffer Tee shirts made, if you want one, I need your size and $10. Mazurk ordered 2 for his kids. Beak's Lawyer joke got a big laugh, but Geno brought the house down with an insult to Fred as he walked out the door.

  • Papa Joe told a memorable moment from our Pittsburgh trip.  He said that the Anvil made the greatest save ever when he pinned Joe's shot against the right post with the back of his catching glove! 

Perfect attendance: Bill BTW and Fruitcake Fred. still have Perfect Attendance:

Detroit Trip Details:  Brinks had to drop out for medical reasons, so we added Rob Zivalich to take his place. 33 tickets are Sold  Perry had to drop out, I'm looking for a buyer for his ticket. 

Next Game is on Friday the 13th!
We may have a slim turn out. We had 22 goals on Friday the 13th in 2013.

Tweedy - Anvil

The Anvil was missing, so Tweedy answered the call.

The Brain turned another gem, stopping almost everything.


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(Anvil's Daughter won it!)

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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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Call 630-493-1199 ask for Mike Lopatka

1402 Ogden Ave Downers Grove


Mike won 11 awards for his artistic creations at the Tattoo convention in Champaign.


(Above) Mike's work of art on Joe Mazzarella III's leg.

(Above) Mike's work of art on Joe Mazzarella III's ribs.

Ann Arbor Music DVDs are ready to ship.  $10 includes shipping and handling. you can also get classic copies of:


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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 


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Michelle Spillman

Michelle Spillman 10-31-10

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. ...

Highland Park-Homerun.MOV

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.


Patrick Kane Stickhandling:


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Duffers Hockey Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville 2014-2015 Schedule

wk      Date              Time

1 September 5, 2014 8:00 PM ***

2 September 12, 2014 8:40 PM

3 September 19, 2014 8:40 PM

4 September 26, 2014 8:40 PM

5 October 3, 2014 8:40 PM

6 October 10, 2014 8:40 PM

October 17, 2014 NO ICE

7 October 24, 2014 8:40 PM

8 October 31, 2014 8:40 PM

November 7, 2014 NO ICE

9 November 14, 2014 8:40 PM

10 November 21, 2014 8:40 PM

11 Thanksgiving 8:45 at Downers Grove IceArena

November 28, 2014 NO ICE

December 5, 2014 NO ICE

12 December 12, 2014 8:40 PM

13 December 19, 2014 8:40 PM

December 26, 2014 NO ICE

14 January 2, 2015 8:40 PM

15 January 9, 2015 8:40 PM

16 January 16, 2015 8:40 PM

January 23, 2015 NO ICE

17 January 30, 2015 8:40 PM

18 February 6, 2015 8:40 PM

19 February 13, 2015 8:40 PM

20 February 20, 2015 8:40 PM

21 February 27, 2015 8:40 PM

22 March 6, 2015 8:40 PM

23 March 13, 2015 8:40 PM

24 March 20, 2015 8:40 PM

25 March 27, 2015 8:40 PM

26 April 3, 2015 8:40 PM

27 April 10, 2015 8:40 PM

28 April 17, 2015 8:40 PM

29 April 24, 2015 8:40 PM

30 May 1, 2015 8:40 PM