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Good Luck to Our Referee Ryan (Front row far left) when he plays 8 games in Edmonton in July.

The Czar has scheduled some summer games on the second Friday of June, July and August. All summer games will be at 8:00

Want more hockey before Summer?

Lee Ann is looking for a few guys that don't mind skating with ladies at Rocket Ice arena on Sunday evenings in April and May at 8:30-9:40.The cost is $160.


Duffer Summer Game Schedule

June 10, 8:00

July 8, 8:00

August 12, 8:00


Thanks to the Hammer and Nail for cooking up a great meal for the team.

The Hammer was cooking when this picture was taken, so I inserted him.

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Duffer News

Season Finale !

Romeoville, IL April 15, 2016  Attendance: 26
Beak Remembered the following:

The Whites built a big lead with goals by Berserk, T&A, TO, Drago Joe (2) and Snowman Dan Smith, who scored his second Duffer goal.  He was presented with the puck from his first Duffer goal after the game.
Reds came back once they solved Barron with goals by MiniWheezer (2) Cupcake, Monet Mike maybe.  I forget the rest. Thanks to Tom O'Connor for bringing our beer and Greg Z for bringing the bag with ice. A Big thank you to Steve and Matt Hammer for providing a great cookout.  See the Duffer Facebook page for pictures until I can post some on my web page.

We had a great turnout for our season finale. Stump even played!

The end of season selfi pictures came out great!  (Nobody crashed the boards and shook the camera) 
The Game as T&A Remembers:
Whites 10
: Snowman , Berserk -2, Vman -1, Drago -1, Birdman -1, Greg Z -1, TO -1 & Olgie -2.
Reds = 5: Hammer -1, Mini-Wheezer -2, Kyle "Stumpette"-1 and T&A
Fruitcake Fred won the Fred Bobka Imperfect Attendance Award for the 3rd straight year.  Fred has never gone to the bar, so that disqualifies him from receiving the Tim "Basketball Jones" Smith Perfect Attendance Award.  The Czar thought Fred should be recognized for his Duffer Dedication, so we created the Fred "Fruitcake" Bobka Imperfect Attendance Award two years ago. Unfortunately Fred was not present at the awards presentations at the last 2 picnics. (He likes to eat and run and avoid the spotlight.).  Beak gave up his chance to get the Tim Smith award again this year when he went to Arizona and missed one game, but he did play 2 Duffer games in Detroit to give him one more game played than Fred. 

Commander Ken and Ryan say Thank You

Beak - Please consider including the below picture and a big THANK YOU to all the Duffers in your next post. The Duffers were Ryan's largest support group for this very expensive team. Ryan is the farthest to the left on the bottom row. Ryan's BRICK team won the elite division of the Chi-Town Shuffle this past weekend. They beat the Minnesota BRICK team in the finals, 3 - 2. They play next in Winnipeg in June, and then

the 8 day BRICK tournament in Edmonton in July. Wish him good luck!

We had great food, thanks to Steve and Matt.

This was one of 3 auto pictures taken by Beak's Cannon Sure Shot.

Beak had 10 seconds to get into the picture.

Beak presented Snowman Dan with his first Duffer goal puck.

Cupcake and Fruitcake Bobka.

Carmela and Chris did a great job refereeing for us.

Eddie doesn't look 61 does he?

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Beer League Hockey

Tuesday March First, 2016:  Ryan Dzingel's 2nd goal gives him a shooting percentage of 20%.  They lost in a shoot out when 11 Ottawa shooters failed to score.  Here is a link to Ryan Dzingel's 2nd Goal

Tuesday March Fifth, 2016:  Ryan Dzingel's 3rd goal gives him a shooting percentage of 20%. Second on the team.  Here is a link to Ryan Dzingel's 3rd Goal


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1996 March Hayward Trip  We saw Comet Hyakutake

December 6, 1996  Duffer news #85

December 15, 1996  Duffer news #86

December 20, 1996  Duffer news #87

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January 12, 1996  Duffer news #50


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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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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.

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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

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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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