Jokers Improve to 1-3 with 2-1 win
The Jokers of Doom had dropped their first 3 games of the season by scores of 2-1, 6-2, and 3-1. They were desperate for a win last night vs Big Fish and short on players with only a single bench player. The score was 0-0 after the first period but in the second period Mike Bradigo finally broke through with a shot from the defensive point. It was a bit of a change up but it found it’s way to pay dirt. Later in the second Chris Dickinson picked off a wayward clearing attempt and fed a nice pass down low to Kevin LaPrade who fired a quick wrist shot past the goalie. The second period would end 2-0. In the third, the tired Jokers were trying to hang on when a loose ball and scramble in front of the net produced a Big Fish goal. The score was now 2-1 and the opponent pulled the goalie and attacked the net but in the end it was not to be as Jokers goalie Fernando Gomez withstood the barrage and preserve the victory.
Notes: The shorthanded Jokers had a lineup of Ken Herren, Chris Dickinson, Jim Brunetti, and Kevin LaPrade for offense and Richie Orsini and Mike Bradigo on defense… the Jokers were out shot 30-19… Frank Melillo was eligibile to return from his 3 game suspension but was unavailable for the game… next game is Saturday July 8 at 1:00pm vs Springfield Chiefs