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Bolingbrook, IL March 30, 2007
Attendance 23

Only 5 games left to go!

Whites 2, Reds 1
The Whites were loaded with 7 meaningful players, Knarf, Klinger, Brinks, Fruit Cake, Magoo, Thor and T.O. (Tom O'Connor), while the Reds only

had Beak representing the old guys.  Piggy Bank set up his Dad (Brinks) for and early goal and Magoo added another to give the Whites a 2-0 lead late in the second period.  Stump made some unbelievable saves to keep his team on top.  He made 2 great saves on Beak when he stacked the pads to block the first shot, then he picked off the rebound a fraction of a second later.  His best save came when Beak fired a shot at the open net.  Stump flicked the paddle out and deflected it away!  Beak did manage to sneak one past Stump in the third period when he batted at a pass from his grandson Jeff.  Rob got his stick on it first, but Beak poked Rob's and caused the puck to flip into the net. That ended the meaningful scoring and gave Stump and the Whites a 2-1 Meaningful win.  The problem with having 7 Meaningful players is you only have 3 guys that can fly.  Rob, Art and Rich Storm had their hands full trying to contain the younger, speedier Reds.  Jeff, (Hat Trick) AJ, Tommy Z, Mini Wheezer, Johnny Z, Beavis and Butt Head were able to give the Reds an easy 10-4 Meaningless win.  The scariest moment came when Art cranked up a bad angle slap shot that hit his team mate T.O. right in the knee.  Tom staggered to the corner and collapsed like his leg was shot off. Tweedy, who was the goalie wants to thank Tom for taking one for him. 
Baseball Season  A group of Duffer Sox fans and Cub fans skipped out of work and gathered at TZ's house.  The Opening Day games were so bad, that Hacksaw convinced Tommy to put on a soccer game.  Tommy found a game in the listings, only to find out that he was not authorized to watch that channel.  A true American, has parental controls put on his TV, so that his 2 year old daughter will not be allowed to watch soccer players running around in shorts, faking injuries. 
Anchorage Duffers: I had the pleasure of watching a young Duffer game in Anchorage, Alaska last week. SOD, Brian Kraft has assembled a group of young Duffers that play like crazy without a referee. Brian is the King and he has a commissioner, just like we did 30 years ago. They were a lot faster than we were at that age. There were no beginners out there. They like to have some beer after the game.

Beak and Brian enjoy a beer after the game in Anchorage Akaska.

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Spotted my first polar Bear in the Anchorage Airport.

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An ice sculpture at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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I had to put on a hard hat to go into the Permafrost tunnel.

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Susan at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

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Just one of the many ice sculptures that were scattered all over Fairbanks.

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I could see the Moon, Venus and the Northern Lights from my patio door.

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The Bears are everywhere.

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I met the Minnesota Twins, Jill and LeAnn in Anchorage.

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These pictures were taken in Fairbanks on March 23rd by Robert.  We were staying at The Pikes Waterfront Lodge  and they offered a wake up call when the Aurora Borealis were visible.  We had clear skies on 2 nights and the Northern Lights were visible on those nights.

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On March 26, I went to Anchorage 

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Duffer Hockey News

See Duffer Headlines page 1 Donny Granato gave the Duffers the lead, 2 minutes later on a slap shot, set up by Wally Kraft.
Tony Granato scored an unassisted goal minutes later to give the Duffers a little breathing room. Ken Lopatka added an insurance goal late in the game to give the Duffers a 6-3 win and an undisputed hold on first place.

Headlines Page 2 Fathers Day! While his Dad was getting a much needed rest in the penalty box, his son Ken scored 2 short handed goals to keep the Duffers in first place

Headlines Page 3 Hat Trick for Pavichevich in 1983 Men's League championship and Cammi Granato got a Hat trick in the 1994 Championship.

Headlines Page 4 Bird Island road Trip and Duffers beat Hinsdale Central

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November 10, 2007  Luke is 9 Days old

October 29, 2007 It is a Boy!

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October 27, 2007 Children's Museum

October 20, 2007 Carmela's First Birthday Party

October 12, 2007 Alaska Pictures

September 15, 2007 Sectional Championship Game

September 10, 2007 Regional Champions

September 9, 2007 Michelle leads her team to a 7 run last inning rally

and her 13th birthday party

August 19, 2007Rainy Cub Game

August 18, 2007 Michelle's Birthday with the Bandits

August 4-10, 2007 Michelle's School Softball

July 28, 2007 The West's Wedding

July 28, 2007 Aunt Irene turns 100!!

July 23, 2007 Kane County Cougar game

July 21st Jimmy Buffett Concert

07-07-14 Michelle Plays 3 Games

July 13th, 2007 Played Hockey with my sons and grandson

July 6th, 2007 Michelle hits another Homerun!

July 4th 2007 Dan and Sabine

July 2 2007 Michelle gets the game ball  

July 1, 2007 Dave and Nancy Visit

June 8th, 2007 Our trip to Atlanta

June 2nd, 2007 Michelle's Softball

May 26th, 2007 Mom's 94th Birthday

May 5, 2007 Michael's 7th Birthday

April 14, 2007 Fred turns 70!

April 11, 2007 Snow

March 21, 2007 My first trip to Alaska

January 20 Hockey road trip to Indianapolis

11:00 A.M. January 1st, 2007 I played Hockey with my sons

12:30 P.M. We partied on the ice

December 25, 2006 Christmas at Our House

December 2nd, 2006 Holy Trinity Christmas Party

November 18th, 2006 Michelle's Oswego Horse Show

November 17th, 2006 I returned to the Ice (only as a Referee)

November 8, 2006 Transit of Mercury

October 15th Fall celebration 43 floors above the LSD

October 7th Mike and Trina's Baby Shower

September 30th Michelle's 12th Birthday

September 1st Earth is no longer a Planet?

August 26th Audrey and Grace visit

August 14th my left hip was replaced.

August 6th My Sister Pat pays a visit

August 4th Michelle's Bandits Party

July 19th Kathie gets her first coaching win

July 15th, 2006 I watched 6 Games

July 8th 2005 Michelle's Softball 

June 27, 2006 Gone Fishing

June 24, 2006 Ken's Car

May 14, 2006 Happy Mother's Day

May 5, 2006 Busy Start of May 

April 15, 2006 Easter Sunday

March 19, 2006 Michelle's Horse Show

March 2, 2006 My Son Dan and I went to Toronto and Played Hockey.

February 26, 2006 My 66th Birthday

February 16, 2006 Audrey's First Birthday

January 22, 2006 Iditeron Dogs at the Morton Arboretum

New Year's Day 2006 http://www.lopatka.net/1-6-06/index.htm

December 28, 2005 Lunch with old friends http://www.lopatka.net/Lynn/index.htm

December 23, 2005 Morton Arboretum

December 10, 2005 Winter Wonderland

December 3, 2005 Christmas Party

November 25, 2005 Happy Thanksgiving

November 10, 2005 Owl Pellets 

September 10, 2005 Michelle's 11th Birthday Party

September 6, 2005 Michelle's  Softball Team

August 27, 2005 Erin's Wedding

August 3, 2005 Check out my latest page about the Olden Days.

July 15, 2005 Home with a new hip!

July 10, 2005, Erin's shower

July 9, 2005 Dan's Team wins summer hockey league championship

July 8, 2005 Dan has a family cook out.

June 25th, 2005 Carole an I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary with all of our children, some of our grand children and 100 friends at the Duffer Picnic.  

On Sunday June 26, I watched the Cubs and Mark Prior shut out the White Sox.

June 13th, 2005 I took 3 of my grandchildren to the Willow Brook Wildlife Preserve.

May 28th, 2005 we celebrated my Mom's 92nd birthday.

March 27, 2005 Easter Sunday

In March, April and May, I watched Ken and Jeff get a new garage.

I turned 65 on February 26th!  Click here for pictures 

See our Birthday Dinner

On February 15, we were blessed with our 7th grandchild.  Audrey gives us 4 Grand daughters and 3 grandsons.  Click here 

I do enjoy Baby sitting at the DuPage Children's Museum and the Fullersburg woods.

In July, Carole and I finally picked up our new 2004 Toyota Prius that we ordered last November.  The 60 miles per gallon is coming in handy as we visit my Mom after her fall and hip surgery in June.  Mom came home in September and is doing well after therapy.  See Family pictures.


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