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HABS   9     WINGS   2

The Habs take it to the Wings in grand fashion!  Mr. Scott Chodun with a four goal game.  Deuces wild for John Cornish and Bryan Prentice.  Jeff Curran with a single.  Robbie Olmstead with both Wings markers.

BRUINS   8     FLYERS   3

Another blow-out game as the Bruins pound the Flyers!  The line of John McNeilly(3 & 2), Mike Nalepa(2 & 2) and Joey Reiss( 1 & 4) wreck carnage on the Flyers, as they total 11 points in the game!  Marty Papesh with a four helper game.  Mike Riddle(2) and Pat Wosek tally for the Flyers.  Wosek picks up an unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty at game end.

SHARKS   6    HAWKS   2

The Sharks swarm all over the overmatched Hawks.  Billy Mac Jr. and “Angry” Joey Ventimiglio both with two goal games.  But – forget about “Angry’s” goals.  His back checking prowess on Dr. Nate was a sight to see!  Ward Peterson and Jimmy Brown also with goals.  Returning from the DL, Dr. Nate with both Hawks goals.

HAWKS   7    FLYERS   3

On the advice of cerebral defenseman Jack Leavy, the Hawks switch their lineup and it works to perfection.  Captain John Shelton moves back to D and longtime defenseman Kenny Schaeffler moves to right wing!  Now – I go all the way back to 1970 playing hockey with Kenny Schaeffler, when Fraser Hockeyland only had one rink.  And I have NEVER seen him play forward!  Kenny did a fine job up on wing and also turned into a goon – taking a penalty – Lol!  The Hawks had free reign in this game as they had no less than seven breakaways!  Dr. Nate was 2 for 5 on breakaways and JP was top shelf 1-1.  Dr. Nate completed the hat trick late in the game.  Sub Paul Violassi also with the hat trick.  Mike Riddle, Donnie Riviera and on a breakaway Pat “The Beast” Wosek score for the Flyers.  The Flyers allow 15 goals in today’s games, as goaler Billy Schaugg  took a page out of another goalie’s book and heaved his catching glove into the far corner after the Hawks sixth goal.  Flyer’s defenseman Danny Rea was everywhere this game!  You take can take that as a positive or you can take that as a negative.  Depending on your point of view.

WINGS   2   BRUINS   1

All the scoring achieved in the first period.  Steve Bayagich and the ageless Terry Boyette with the Wings markers.  Center John McNeilly with the Bruins lone goal.  Both puck stoppers – winning goalie “Smoking” Joe Polizzi and the Bruins Kris “King” Arthur with excellent games in nets!  The bad blood continued between the league’s leading penalty minute leader John McNeilly and the Wings Steve Wink, as both revisit their confrontation from two weeks ago and each receive high sticking minor penalties.  Wink ended up sporting a cut on his chin.

SHARKS   5    HABS   1

“Angry” Joey Ventiniglio with another two goal game for the Sharks.  Singles for Ward Peterson, Billy Mac Jr. and “Downtown” Jimmy Brown.  Moncton call up Mike Ala with the lone French marker.  Longtime Bruin Craig Bastuba is having the time of his life playing for the top spot Sharks!  “I would rather be a predatory fish than a hibernating bear” Bastuba said following the game!  The Sharks Ward Peterson and Habs defenseman Pierre Dugas get into a “How Do you Do” and both receive roughing minors.  He probably had somewhere to go?  Sharks center Jimmy “Jets” Galloway receives a slashing and two unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalties halfway through the final period and an early exit.


Only seven players have had their numbers retired by two different NHL teams.
Name me the players, numbers and teams.
Scroll down for the answer.
# 9 – Bobby Hull – Chicago Black Hawks and Winnipeg Jets
# 9 – Gordie Howe – Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes
# 99 – Wayne Gretzky – Edmonton oilers and Los Angles Kings ( also retired league wide)
# 77 – Ray Bourque – Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche
# 11 – Mark Messier – Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers
# 29 – Patrick Roy – Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens
# 7 – Tim Horton – Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs

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Michigan Sting is a premier men’s ice hockey club located in Troy, Michigan. Since our establishment in 2004, we have grown into one of the largest and most successful senior hockey clubs in the Midwest. With two competitive leagues, we offer opportunities for players (35+) to compete and enjoy the game we love.

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