View Full Version : Character test for Growl
01-25-2007, 09:37 PM
This weekend, my team, The Philadelphia Growl is going to have our hands full. We are playing 4 games in one day. First we visit the Minutemen in the unfriendly confines of their home rink "The Instant Replay". This rink is small, slow and has a low ceiling. As far as Sean Sullivan is concerned, this rink should be condemned. The Minutemen make you fight for every foot of real estate on this rink, and there are plenty of one on one battles all over the rink. Believe me when I say that big kids like Justin Guzman & Billy Moy are eagerly awaiting our arrival, and I'm sure we will have to battle in the trenches to beat them. I will be hoping to avoid those two, while using Chris Havelock to mop the rink up...haha, only kidding, Chris. If that's not enough, we then have to drive to the home rink of the Grizzlies, who, by the way, handed us our 1st loss of the season last week, on OUR rink. They didn't even have a full team last week. I'm sure they will be very rested and fresh when we step on to their rink. I'm looking forward to chasing great skaters like Jimmy McGrath and Robby Fulton around, NOT !!!. Thankfully, they do have one guy on their team who I can cover. Brian Troho, bring your earplugs, we are going to be very close while you guys have the puck, though I plan on leaving you faster than you do a low carb diet when we get the puck...lol This weekend is going to be a great challenge for my Growl team, and should show what type of character we have. I'm looking forward to seeing how we respond !!!!
01-25-2007, 11:04 PM
Jimmy that was such a heartfelt post... the secret weapon will be there for us this weekend... and no jimmy it's not a motorized cart for you to backcheck on... you def have a good point... they will not be easy to stop this weekend... i'll warm the bench up nice for ya buddy...
01-26-2007, 10:10 AM
It figures Jimmy would take the stay at home defenseman to cover, I was actually surprised he didnt offer to cover the goaltender. Forget ear plugs I have alrady started to "Van Gogh" my left ear. We will be sure to have some Metamucil and a nice bingo game set up for you when you get here.
01-26-2007, 07:26 PM
First we visit the Minutemen in the unfriendly confines of their home rink "The Instant Replay". This rink is small, slow and has a low ceiling. As far as Sean Sullivan is concerned, this rink should be condemned.
OK, I've stood on the sidelines and enjoyed the banter on the PIHA threads. However, I must now stand up and defend "The Instant Replay". Granted the place smells like hell, is just a wee bit on the short and narrow side (I'm being nice), is one adult body check short of having the entire rink collapse, and while it does have a very low ceiling, it still holds a very warm spot in my heart. You see, my son started playing there when he was 9 and I have only the fondest of memories along with some friendships that have outlived his times there.
So please, tread lightly - oh yeah, and don't bust up the boards.
ps - By the way, even though the ceiling is low, if you hit a beam - play is dead. However, the trick is to lift the puck through the rafters, have it come through clean, and drop in front of the goalie so it rolls in. If it doesn't hit a beam, it's still live - House Rules. Go ahead Sully, I dare yua.
01-26-2007, 08:16 PM
it really is one of the nicer closets that we get to play in though...
01-26-2007, 10:53 PM
Please keep in mind that the rink is perfectly designed for a slow, older guy like me. As a matter of fact, I had my best year, statistically, on that rink in 2004 as a member of the same Morristown Minutemen that I am visiting this weekend. Unfortunately, that doesn't comfort gifted skaters like Sullivan, Davidson or Fischer who love to use their wheels... haha Me and Billy K. should be just fine, though...lol
01-27-2007, 12:47 AM
I guess that is what makes the Growl so formidable... a mix between really old and slow guys, and really young and fast guys...
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