Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Diablo New Year

Skip the football tomorrow and watch a little pond hockey.

UPDATE: Highlights from today's game from

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Diablos 6 - Muskies 2

No Hope, MN - A great third period effort by the Diablos swamped a potential comeback bid by the Muskies Saturday evening as the Diablos went on to win, 6 - 2. Rocco Bonello and Jarick Losey scored goals in the first period to get the 'Blo's on the board and that 2 - 0 score held up into the third period. The Muskies were able to bat in a rebound early in the third to close the gap, but Ted Reiff was able to cover with a goal. After another Muskie tally, Dean Groth answered with his own. Rocco was able to bang home a one timer for his second of the night, and Larry Eckman was able to close out the scoring with his first of the season.

Goaltender Justin Alderink turned away 22 of 24 shots and the Diablo blueliners had an outstanding game keeping the Muskies from setting up anything in their zone. Andy Suerth, Andy Claypool, Mike Monroe, Todd Ewing, Peter Vanzyl, and Mat Lindquist had one of the Diablos' best games as a group.

This win keeps the Diablos in the top half of the AHA D1 West Standings with 12 points. Next game is on January 5 against the Diablos' arch nemesis, the Nemesis.

This video metaphorically shows the highlights from Saturday night's victory.

Official AHA Scoresheet - TR

Monday, December 24, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

8 Goals!

That's the amount of goals scored last night between John Driscoll and Marian Gaborik combined. After firing in his third (after a nifty dish by yours truly), here's what was going through JD's brain...

More from - yeah, the guy is named Todd.

The Diablo fan(s) were pumped after last night's victory. Fortunately, Peter Sinesio brought his skis.

I'm not sure that the Zamboni driver at the arena was pleased that Justin was standing on top of his machine.

Finally, in the "I Wouldn't Believe It Unless I Saw It" catagory, here's Sidney Crosby's fight from last night. All of your hockey info from across the NHL can be found right here.

Just in case the first video made you feel girly.

I need a recap - who's up?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Driscoll's Email

After reading the Wikipedia article about Wingers, I thought I'd do a search for some video on YouTube. Nice!!!

Diablos vs. Bruins

10:00 pm at The Peanuts Barn (a.k.a. Highland Schultz). Get your Thursday on!

Inspirational Video tomorrow.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Diablos 4 - Buzz 3 (OT) Highlights

Footage from last Sunday Night's win vs. the Buzz. Song by Stompin Tom Connors. Bonus points for learning the words.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Recap II: Diablos Win 4-3 in OT

(*Note: I had asked Jarick or Peter if they wanted to write a recap. Jarick first declined, but then I got one after I posted below. If anyone else wants to write a recap, send it in! (I tried posting Todd's email, but for some reason, the software melted down) - TR)

Good spirits filled the plywood box that made up the locker room for the night, setting the tone for the evening: work hard and have fun, no matter what happens on the scoreboard. Coming off back-to-back shutout losses, the Diablos knew all they needed was one good shot, one dirty goal, and the rest would follow.

The game got off to a fast start immediately as the newly-formed line of Losey-Reiff-Driscoll took the ice. Right from the opening faceoff, the Diablos skated the puck into the offensive zone, fired their shots, and drove hard to the net. A quick turnover led to a rush going the other way as Justin Alderink made a quick glove save. It would be a fast game. Several more chances were followed up by the Sinesio line, featuring the return of LW John Blasingame to the lineup and the premiere of Matt Lindquist at forward. The Ewing-Christenson-Monique Lindquist line spent most of the night doing the dirty work, shutting down the Buzz's top line and getting several looks as well.

Although the Diablos peppered goalie Ridgely with shots, the Buzz struck first at 11:16 of the first period as Schultz scored unassisted. The Diablos were 0-3-0 when the other team scores first, but they kept their spirits up and continued the forecheck. Their bad luck continued, however, as Bottenfield notched the second goal of the night for the opposing team 2:23 before the first intermission.

Justin stood tall in the second period as the Buzz circled the offensive zone. The lone Diablos penalty was borne of frustration as the puck repeatedly managed to find the stick of a black-and-yellow player. Once again, the hard work of the Diablos went unrewarded as Buzz player Neuman scored their third of the night with 3:19 left in the second.

Having gone eight full periods without a single goal, the Diablos knew they had to work as hard as ever on the ice. It seemed as though the curse would continue as the seconds ticked away with the goose egg on the board. But spirits remained high on the bench, teammates voicing their support for the strong plays in the offensive zone and the great stops by Alderink. The Diablos caught a break as the Buzz were caught with an extra man on the ice, and the power play would prove to be the turning point. At the tail end of the bench minor, LW Jarick Losey flipped a quick pass in the defensive zone to C Ted Reiff. Reiff made another quick pass in the neutral zone as RW John Driscoll streaked down the wing, entered the zone, and fired. At 12:31 remaining in the third period, the curse was broken, the shutout streak had ended, and the comeback had begun.

The Buzz defense stood tall, but the Diablos had tasted blood and wanted more. With another quick breakout late in the period, D Greg Smith sent a long pass to Diablos captain and LW Todd Ewing, who gave it to D Andy Suerth. Suerth, known more for his physical play and bench language, fired a quick wrist shot past the goalie for the Diablos second goal of the night with 4:30 left in the period. Captain Ewing, who struggled with an equipment issue throughout the night, led his team by example as he nabbed the game-tying goal off a great pass by C Dave Christenson with 1:52 in the game. In the dying seconds of the third, Alderink saved his team by stopping a breakaway chance, which gave the team much needed energy for the coming overtime.

Although they struggled to break out the puck early in the extra minutes, the Diablos turned up the heat in the offensive zone, firing shot after shot towards the Buzz netminder. The Reiff line had plenty of scoring chances as wingers Losey and Driscoll battled to clear the net and their center nabbed every loose puck. As the puck slid behind the goal, Reiff shot a quick pass to Losey, who shot the puck into the slot and true to form, he was the last to know as another ugly goal found its way off an opposing player and in with 1:52 left in OT. The Diablos had scored four unanswered goals late in the dying minutes of the game to earn their fourth win of the season in an amazing character win. - JLosey

Recap I: Diablos 4 - Buzz 3 (OT). Chicken Spared.

St. Paul, MN - Eight straight shutout periods was enough for the Diablos on Sunday night. In a third period barrage, the Diablos not only ended their scoring drought, but they completed a stunning comeback in overtime to defeat the AHA Hockey Buzz 4-3 at Pleasant Arena.

The Diablos came into the game disheveled, after failing to put the puck in the net for two straight games. Call it the "Coliseum Curse" - both games were played at the State Fair Coliseum. The first two periods were filled with bad bounces, missed opportunities, and a 3-o Buzz lead. The Buzz's Schultz & Bottenfield scored the game's first two tallies in the first period off of rebounds that seemed to seek out their tape. Good positioning and quick reactions gave the Buzz a 2-0 lead after the first. Their third goal was a nice shot by B. Neuman through a screen and the five-hole.

The key word Sunday night for the Diablos was patience. The Diablos kept the pressure up during the third period and were able to open the scoring with a John Driscoll finish off of a 2 on 1 started by a Jarick Losey pass to a streaking Ted Reiff. Reiff was able to pull up his hockey pants and slide it across to Driscoll who buried it on the far post at 12:31. The Diablos stayed patient and kept working the puck in the Buzz zone. Ten minutes later, Greg Smith moved the puck to Todd Ewing who tapped it back to Andy Suerth, making him some space. Suerth took advantage, skated in and wristed a shot high above Buzz goaltender Ridgely's blocker for the second score. The Diablos were the team buzzing now and just before pulling Justin Alderink for an extra attacker, Captain Todd Ewing punched in a rebound off of a Dave Christianson shot for the equalizer at 1:28.

Diablo Goaltender Alderink had a pretty uneventful third period with some solid saves, but with less than a minute made the save of the game as an unidentified Buzz winger was able to pick up a turnover and skate it right in. Alderink stood on his head to make the save and send the game to overtime. Overall, Alderink faced 25 shots and turned 22 away.

Starting off the four minute, running time overtime with a 5 on 4 power play, the Diablos were unable to attack deep into the Buzz zone. Once the teams were back to even strength, though, they worked it down in the Buzz end and Reiff was able to scoop up a free puck and work it behind the goal. He was able to find Losey down by the far post who one-timed an improbable shot off of Ridgely's skate and in the back of the net for the dagger.

The Diablos get the win and the two points. They're tied with the Muskies for the middle of the D1 West division with 4 wins and 3 loses for 8 points. The Diablos have a double dip this week with a Thursday game against the Bruins (who recently upset the Muskies) at the Schultz Arena in St. Paul.

Official AHA Scoresheet - TR

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Diablos vs. Buzz

We'll finish off the first go-round vs. the Buzz. Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm.

Diablo Twin Powers Activate!!!

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Why Twelve Days?

Some of you have communicated your dismay in the lack of posts during the bye week. My apologies, however here is the reason why I have been preoccupied. More pictures on the sidebar below.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Slap Shot - 30th Anniversary

Last week was the 30th Anniversary of the movie Slap Shot. Perhaps you've heard of it? Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Diablos 0 - Ice Gators 4

Tough night for the Diablos. They put 25 shots on the Ice Gator sub goalie last Saturday night, yet all 25 hit the "6 hole" and the Ice Gators walk away with the shutout. Official AHA Scoresheet. - TR

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Diablos vs. Ice Gators

Although it seems better suited for an old AWA Rasslin' match, we're back at the Coliseum Saturday night! 8:45 pm, 12/1.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Midweek Doldrums

For those of you who like tight white pants.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Someone Needs a Touch of Slayer.

I'm not saying who.

Going from Bad to Worse

I can't catch a break.

Duke Fires Ted Roof After 1-11 Season.

Nice name, loser.

Diablos 0 - Ak Bars 3

Diablos Shut Out to Ak Bars; Earth Still Maintaining Rotational Axis

ST. PAUL, MN. 11/25/07. The Diablo Hockey Club was shut out against a good Ak Bar defense and goaltending tandem Sunday night at the State Fair Coliseum. While the Diablos could never get it going offensively, they gave up a goal each period and lost their second game of the relatively young season. Incidentally, the Earth is still rotating at an astounding 67,000 miles per hour and has yet to show no signs of pulling away from its orbit around the Sun.

The Diablo's deficient offense was illustrated on the stat sheet in the shots column. The 'blos only managed 18 shots and while soft spoken Ak Bar netminder Trey Cain was able to turn them all away to earn the shutout, he left a few juicy rebounds in front of the net that the Diablos forwards were unable to convert.

Justin Alderink stood firm in the Diablo crease turning away 40 of the 43 Ak Bar shots, but just as the Diablo forwards left rebounds dangling, the Diablos were unable to clear on their end. The Ak Bars were able to score all three of their goals by crashing and creating near the net. Tjelmenland had two goals and an assist, while Anderson potted one and had a pair of helpers.

Despite the undesirable effort put forth by the Diablos, the ever dependable Earth never wavered from its undeviating rotation. Not only that, but the abnormal performance of the Diablos couldn't even budge the angle of the Earth's tilt from its 23 degrees and 26 minutes. Although minutes after the loss it seemed as if the Earth was certainly going to be hurdling uncontrollably through space, civilization will continue, which means the Diablos will play their next game against the Ice Gators next Saturday at the Coliseum. Rocco will arrive around 8:37 and the first puck drops at 8:45. Official AHA Scoresheet. - TR

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Los Diablos vs. Ak Bars

Blasingame, Blasingame, hands of... ? Whatever. Get a name that rhymes.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Diablos vs. Ak Bars

November 25. 6:00 pm. State Fair Coliseum.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving from the Diablos!

I'm thankful that the Minnesota Wild occasionally play better than they did last night. Frickin' Pinky.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Official Diablo Position - Vancouver Sucks

It is the official position of the Diablos Hockey Club that the Vancouver Canucks, their players, their arena - GM Place, Matt Cooke, Mattias Ohlund, the Pinky and the Brain Twins, Todd Bertuzzi, Alain Vigneault and this goon Mike Brown, brought up to be a Boogey punching bag, suck. Big Time. Especially Matt Cooke. He's a pussy.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Diablos Sink The Buccaneers

New Hope, MN. 11-17-07. The Diablos hockey team returned to the ice tonight looking to rebound from a horrible outing last week in their loss to the Nemesis. The Diablos were hoping that the Buccaneers, still looking for their first win of the 07-08 season, would allow them to get back on track. The Diablos picked up the win, and temporary claim the top spot in the D1 Western Division, with what proved to be a hard fought 4-2 win. Backstopped once again by able sub goalie Don Snyder, but missing regular forwards Rocco Bonello and Captain Todd Ewing, defensemen Ryan Carroll, Andy Claypool, and John Driscoll, and goalie Justin Alderink, the Diablos called on their other regulars and their trusty subs Dave Christenson, Larry Eckman, and Dean Groth to fill in and step up. The patchwork lineup and hard work proved to be just enough against a Buccaneers team that refused to roll over.

The first period started slow for the Diablos with no passing and inconsistent play in the defensive end. The Buccaneers tried to take advantage, but seemed as out of sink as the Diablos. The period ended with zeros across the board, no goals, no penalties, and almost no scoring chances for either team.

The second period started out better for the Diablos when defenseman, turned winger, turned defenseman Mike Monroe followed his acting captain's advice (finally) and put the puck on net with a hard shot from the blue line. C Ted Reiff pounced on the rebound and slammed home his third goal of the year at 14:53 for a Diablos lead. At 00:17 of the period LW John Blasingame was leveled at center ice by a trip by an overzealous Buccaneer leading to the first power play of the game.

The third period proved to be the pivotal one for both teams as the game came alive. The Diablos opened on the power play but were unable to score with the man advantage. However at 15:11, six seconds after the power play expired and before the Buccaneers could regroup, the Diablos struck. D Mike Monroe blasted another shot on net that went just wide, LW John Blasingame gathered the puck behind the net and made a nice pass to C Steve Nelson out front who slammed it home for his third of the year. The Buccaneers refused to give up and answered back with an unassisted goal of their own 50 seconds later at 14:39.

Play continued back and forth until LW Jarick Losey was hooked while trying to gather in a puck at center ice at 12:52 and the Diablos went on the power play for the second time. Like the first round the Diablos failed to get set up until the very end of the power play. D Mike Monroe did it again setting up Losey's game winner, a hard shot from the slot that banked off what seemed like the entire Buccaneers team before sneaking past the goalie for his second of the year at 10:50, two seconds after the power play expired. RW Dean Groth picked up his second of the year at 08:33 after taking a nice outlet pass from D Mat Lindquist, streaking in alone and firing a laser into the far corner. The Diablos had a third power play at 08:02 on a Buccaneers hooking call but failed to convert.

The score was 4-1 and the Diablos were apparently in control, but the Buccaneers refused to go away. They kept up the pressure until at 01:45 they snuck a second one behind goalie Don Snyder. At 01:28 D Greg Smith was called for tripping when a Buccaneer player stepped on his stick and went down. The Buccaneers pulled their goalie and went on a 6 on 4 power play with earnest. The Diablos were greatly aided on the penalty kill when one of the Buccaneers players broke the blade completely off his skate and went down in a heap. The Buccaneers buzzed around the Diablos goal but were unable to take advantage and the game ended with a Diablos 4-2 win. Shots on goal for the Diablos were 10-9-9 for 28; for the Buccaneers were 5-5-10 for 20. Goalie Don Snyder improved his Diablos record to 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and a 0.930 save percentage - good for #5 overall in the league!

Stars of the game:

#1 D Mike Monroe (0g, 3a, 1 pipe)
#2 LW Jarick Losey (1g, 0a)
#3 Kloster - Buccaneers (2g, 0a)

Up next - At home against the Ak Bars at the State Fair Coliseum on Sunday 11-25-07 at 6:00p. Official AHA Scoresheet. - JB

Friday, November 16, 2007

Inspiration Hits.

Fire up against the Bucs.

Also, congratulations to Ron Francis who along with Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis, and Mark Messier, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.

Diablos vs. Buc's

Nov 11. 9:00 pm. We're away.

Inspirational video to come later (when inspiration comes).

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Diablos Meet Their Nemesis

St. Louis Park, MN. 11-11-07. Off to a hot start, riding a hot goalie and with all lines contributing, the Diablos looked to go 3-0 and continue atop the D1 West Division. Alas, it was not to be as the Diablos met their Nemesis tonight. Sadly, while the other team was solid, the Diablos proved to be their own nemesis.

The Diablos were out of position and off their game all night as they scrambled around their own end and failed to break the puck out. The Nemesis did a good job of always getting to the puck first and keeping play to the outside in their defensive zone. Untimely penalties, a parade of them in the first period and more late in the third, kept the Diablos from putting together any kind of consistent attack. Unfortunately, even in the second period when the Diablos stayed out of the box, consistency was not in the game plan.

The Nemesis put up goals in all three periods, 1 in the first, 1 in the second and 3 in the third and were in control from the opening whistle. The Diablos sole bright spot was a one timer through traffic by defenseman Pieter VanZyl at 4:23 of the third period to break the shutout. RW Mike Monroe got the lone assist. The Diablos will look to put this one behind them as soon as possible and regroup for next week. Shots on goal for the Diablos were 3-5-5 for 13; for the Nemesis were 12-12-9 for 33.

Stars of the game:

#1 Stanger - Nemesis (2g, 0a)
#2 Kampwirth - Nemesis (1g, 1a)
#3 VanZyl (1g, 0a)

Next up - On the road against the Buccaneers on 11-17-07 at 9:00p at New Hope South. Official AHA Scoresheet. -JB

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Lumberjacks Tonight!!

Bring any wildflowers you'd like pressed!

9:00 pm on Sheet 3 @ Blaine Super Rink. Wear your White Jerseys.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Nelson said what?

Some of you may be wondering what Steve Nelson was saying to one of the Muskies behind the net during the Diablos Saturday night game. Nelson, a historian of Minnesota hockey, took a page from Herbie's book...

Also, deer hate eggs.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Diablos Boat the Muskies

St. Louis Park, MN. 11-03-07. Coming off a big win over the Bruins in their first regular season game as a team, the Diablos hockey club looked to build on their success. The result? A 5-0 win, two more points, and the opportunity to at least retain a share of first place in the D1 West Division.

Sporting a lineup depleted of regulars, the Diablos filled in with their able bodied subs and did what it took to secure the victory. Saturday's game featured the first game of the regular season for regular goalie Justin Alderink, defensemen Greg Smith and Ryan Carroll, and forwards Mike Monroe and Rocco Bonello. Missing from the lineup were defensemen "Big" Andy Suerth and Andy Claypool, and team Captain forward Todd Ewing. All three subs, Larry Eckman, Dave Christianson, and Dean Groth stepped up and played well.

The game started well with the Diablos, wearing their home whites with the intimidating devil on the front, carrying the play in the first period. The Muskies came out flat and the Diablos took advantage. LW John Blasingame scored his first AHA regular season goal at 10:11 of the first, stuffing home a loose puck in the crease from behind the net. C Steve Nelson got the assist with his strong play out front and several shots from close in that put the Muskies' goalie down. The Diablos got another hard working goal at 5:42 of the period when C Peter Sinesio scored his first AHA goal on a feed from LW Jarick Losey, the other half of the Diablos' "Maniacs."

In the second period the Muskies came out flying and carried the play. The Diablos' forwards couldn't find their legs. The defense stepped up and kept the play to the outside and G Justin Alderink stood tall. The period ended with the Diablos clinging to their two goal lead and looking to regroup.

In the third period the Diablos took advantage of the Muskies' shorter bench and regained control of the game as the Muskies lost steam. C Steve Nelson broke free at the blue line and scored on a nifty wrist shot from 30 feet out at 10:08 of the period, rifling the best shot of the day past a screened Muskies' goalie. At 6:04 of the period Nelson broke another one free and went in on a two on one with LW John Blasingame. Nelson tried to pass across to Blasingame for the shot, but Blasingame was hooked down by a Muskies defender and never got a shot away. On the ensuing power play, just 24 seconds in at 6:28, LW Jarick Losey scored his first AHA goal, banking a shot off a defenseman's chest. C Peter Sinesio got the assist. C Ted Reiff iced the game just 19 seconds later at 6:09 with his second goal of the year. LW Rocco Bonello picked up his first point of the year with the assist on Reiff's goal.

All in all a solid performance for the Diablos with all three forward lines contributing goals. Goalie Justin Alderink was exactly as advertised, turning aside everything the Muskies threw at him, and the defense made sure that most of the shots he saw were from bad angles or at least partially blocked out front. The Diablos did a better job this week staying out of the penalty box and only had to kill off one penalty late in the game. Shots on goal for the Diablos were 6-9-9 for 24, for the Muskies 4-8-8 for 20.

Stars of the game:

#1 G Justin Alderink
#2 C Steve Nelson (1g, 1a)
#3 The Maniacs - C Peter Sinesio and LW Jarick Losey (1g, 1a each)

Next up - At home again against the Nemesis on 11-11-07 at 7:55pm at SLP East. Official AHA Scoresheet. -JB

Friday, November 2, 2007

ToddLove re: Muskies D1

Stick to the basics people tomorrow and stay in your positions. If any last second changes and someone can't make the game, contact John B. or JD ASAP. We should do ok tomorrow with Christenson, Smith & Groth in the line up. Our biggest plus is our regular goalie, Justin, will be playing. Defense clear the guy out front and remember one of you must get the puck in the corner. I know you will all miss my yelling tomorrow night so enjoy my absence.

Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss

If you listen to it backwards at 4:21, I swear I can hear them say "Cover the Point!" Hook the Muskies!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Upcoming Game & Practice

This Saturday, the Diablos will host the D1 Muskies. The game is at 9:45 pm at the St. Louis Park Arena (East). Last week, the Muskies defeated the Nemesis 1-0. Should be a good tilt.

Next Thursday, November 8th, the Diablos will play a "friendly" with the Lumberjacks of D1 East at 9:00 pm on Sheet 3. The Diablos should wear their white jerseys.

Here's the map.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Diablos 5 - Bruins 1

St. Paul, MN. 10-27-07. The Diablos hockey club started its regular season play against the Bruins tonight. The Diablos, 0-3 in the preseason and coming off a lackluster scrimmage against the Renegades Tuesday night, were looking to regroup...and regroup they did. Despite missing thirty percent of their regular roster, goalie Justin Alderink, forwards Rocco Bonello and Mike Monroe, and defensemen Ryan Carroll, Greg Smith, and "Big" Andy Suerth, the Diablos filled in with their exceptional sub staff of Dave Christianson, Larry Eckman and Dean Groth.

The opening night roster was:

Centers Steve Nelson, Ted Reiff and Peter Sinesio
Left Wings John Blasingame, Captain Todd Ewing and Jarick Losey
Right Wings Larry Eckman, Dean Groth and Monique Lindquist

On Defense:

Dave Christenson, Andy Claypool, John Driscoll, Mathieu Lindquist, and
Pieter VanZyl

Sub goalie Don Snyder manned the net.

The Diablos started strong when RW Dean Groth broke the puck free along the boards at the blue line in what has become his signature move and streaked in alone. The Bruins' goalie made the initial save, but Groth battled with the Bruins' defensemen and stuffed the puck into the net at 15:01 of the period for his first regular season goal. Later in the period defenseman
John Driscoll fed breaking C Ted Reiff who skated in alone and scored his first goal of the regular season at 03:58. Driscoll picked up the lone assist.

The second period started much the same as the first, this time with defensemen John Driscoll picking up the puck in his own zone and skating up the right wing boards, breaking back to fire on goal and score unassisted at 15:08. Hard work down low paid off when, at 8:48 of the period, LW John Blasingame crashed the net and was leveled by a Bruins defensemen. On the ensuing power play Captain LW Todd Ewing took a terrific pass from RW Monique Lindquist from behind the net and one timed the puck into the net at 7:04. Lindquist picked up assist on the Ewing's first goal of the regular season and the Diablo's first power play goal. The Bruins got on the board at 5:52 of the period with a power play goal as C Steve Nelson sat in the penalty box on a dubious slashing call.

The third period followed the trend set in the first two with the Diablos scoring an early goal. C Steve Nelson got back the goal he watched from the box at 15:52 when he slammed home a feed from RW Dean Groth for his first regular season tally. The save of the game also came in the period when C Ted Reiff hustled back and made a diving stick save on the rebound shot at the end of a Bruins two on one. Goalie Don Snyder made the first save, but the puck popped right onto the stick of the Bruins trailer. The Bruins forward was looking at an empty net and without Reiff's heroics it would have been a sure goal. The rest of the game was uneventful as the Diablos cruised to their first win as a team and a final score of 5-1. Shots on goal were 38 for the Diablos and 23 for the Bruins.

Stars of the game:

#1 C Ted Reiff (1g, 1a)
#2 RW Dean Groth (1g, 1a)
#3 D John Driscoll (1g, 1a)

Next up - At home against the Muskies D1 on 11-03-07 at 9:45pm at SLP East. AHA Statsheet. -JB

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Diablo Nation

This is the official blog for the AHA Hockey Diablos. Check here for announcments, photos, stats, video, and beatdowns.

Now watch this six times.