STANLEY KEG RECAP: Collins, Doogan Lead Bruins To 4-1 Victory

gahdengremlins:

CAMBRIDGE - Billy Doogan had a hat trick, Vinny Mannering added two assists, and Max Collins put on a clinic in net as the Bruins won the Fifth Stanley Keg World Championship in Cambridge today, 4-1, over the Thrashers.

For the first time, the game was played in a full-court layout with five players and a goalie per side. With no substitutes for either team, the teams agreed to limit the game to two 20-minute periods. The result was a more strategic, wide-open game that afforded the players more opportunities to move the ball and set up crossing passes.

For the Thrashers, Ed Cash put up his typically strong performance in goal, making a handful of his own fantastic saves. But the story in net was Collins, looking much like Tim Thomas and playing just as well.

His ability to cut off passes from behind the net meant that the Thrashers couldn’t get much going in the crease, and his stellar positioning limited their shots from the point. Nick Belesis and Kevin Mannering were able to weave through the Bruins defense on occasion, but Collins frustrated both more than once.

The Bruins scored the first four goals behind flying offensive play from the forward line of Doogan and brothers Craig and Evan DeMarco. Doogan scored two goals in the first frame, while Craig DeMarco made up for an ill-fated collision with Cash in front of the Thrashers net early in the second period by scoring the team’s third goal. Doogan’s hat trick came on a tip in after a two-on-one opportunity left the Thrashers defense reeling.

After gradually increasing the pressure on Collins as the game went on, the Thrashers finally managed to get on the board with a late goal from Ed D’Addario. But it was too little, too late, as the Bruins held on for the win in front of an estimated crowd of one.

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TODAY: 5TH STANLEY KEG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

gahdengremlins:

  • WHAT? Street hockey. You must be new.
  • WHERE? John Ahern Field, Cambridge, MA. Just like… the other four?
  • WHEN? 12PM. Except knowing us we’re probably not gonna play till 1, which is exactly why we said 12… so… 1.
  • WHY? Because we like street hockey…? Oh, you mean the photo of Tomas Kaberle. Well I forgot where I saved the original Stanley Keg logo and needed some filler, and this just seemed like the most appropriate available picture. Deal with it.
  • CAN I PLAY? Yes. Just show up. Preferably with your own equipment. (And, if you own one, an Atlanta Thrashers home jersey from last season. Don’t ask.)
  • WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ANY? You seriously don’t have a hockey stick?
  • NOPE. Christ. Fine, there will probably be a spare, somewhere. You inconsiderate jerk.

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Former Whalers goaltender Sean Burke… I mean @belesiyou… comes out of retirement to play goal in the last game of the last tournament.
- Stache

Former Whalers goaltender Sean Burke… I mean @belesiyou… comes out of retirement to play goal in the last game of the last tournament.

- Stache

By popular demand, an actual gameplay shot from #stanleykeg featuring @edward_cash and @drayna14.
- Stache

By popular demand, an actual gameplay shot from #stanleykeg featuring @edward_cash and @drayna14.

- Stache

The taller the goalie, the more imposing it is to shoot on him. Think Carey Price with more talent.
- Stache

The taller the goalie, the more imposing it is to shoot on him. Think Carey Price with more talent.

- Stache

"Naw, man, I can’t fathom why the Whalers moved either. But I liked them better as a WHA team anyway."
- Stache

"Naw, man, I can’t fathom why the Whalers moved either. But I liked them better as a WHA team anyway."

- Stache

It takes the strength of two men to properly equip a goaltender for the heat of battle. Three if you count the goaltender. Then again, he’s one nutshot away from making it two and a half men, and playing the role of Angus T. Jones. (Or one shot to the face away from playing the role of Charlie Sheen, depending on how you look at it.)
- Stache

It takes the strength of two men to properly equip a goaltender for the heat of battle. Three if you count the goaltender. Then again, he’s one nutshot away from making it two and a half men, and playing the role of Angus T. Jones. (Or one shot to the face away from playing the role of Charlie Sheen, depending on how you look at it.)

- Stache

Yes, these pads are on backwards. No, this wasn’t the only time this happened the last time we played. No, we should not be trusted.
- Stache

Yes, these pads are on backwards. No, this wasn’t the only time this happened the last time we played. No, we should not be trusted.

- Stache

Just because Dennis Seidenberg made this shot work against Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, doesn’t mean it’s going to work in street hockey. (Then again, we are all kind of hacks. So maybe it will. Who even knows.)
- Stache

Just because Dennis Seidenberg made this shot work against Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, doesn’t mean it’s going to work in street hockey. (Then again, we are all kind of hacks. So maybe it will. Who even knows.)

- Stache

Lord knows we take our street hockey seriously. Just look at all this crap… Seriously, a duffel bag? A 2000 Phoenix Coyotes third jersey? We’re obsessed.
- Stache

Lord knows we take our street hockey seriously. Just look at all this crap… Seriously, a duffel bag? A 2000 Phoenix Coyotes third jersey? We’re obsessed.

- Stache