Thursday, February 4, 2010

Steamers Hockey: One Goal

GREENSBORO) No, this isn't a lame effort by the Steamers organization to mimic the wildy successful "One Goal" marketing campaign of the Chicago Blackhawks - It simply is describing the Steamers offensive output of late. Last week's 9 goal outburst not withstanding, the Steamers have managed to score ONE GOAL (or less) in 3 of the last 4 weeks. This week was another ONE GOAL effort, a 5-1 loss to the Ice Holes. Kyle Blart scored the the Steamers lone goal as their season record fell back below .500 (2-3-0).
The Steamers came out flat in the first period, indicative of a team playing without their heart and soul, Chris Manzo. "I could tell it was going to be a strange night", declared beleaguered captain Dan Auston who played the game in glasses after leaving his contact lenses at home. "Between my vision and my lack of judgement shown in the pre-game dinner (jalapeno crab dip), I knew the game would be a struggle". Andrew Shackleford was also slowed by his pre-game meal choice (Beef Stroganoff).

The Steamers look to rebound as they return from the "West Coast Trip" (string of late games) for a 9 PM (EST) match-up with the Jaguars on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

For additional analysis of the contest, check-out Bryan Taylor's Ice Hole Blog