Howard Red Liners playoff run came to a halt after a tough loss to the High Rollers, who beat their sister team 95th Red Liners. The Liners initially had eight players on the bench. Two players were late to the game because of transportation problems. The Rollers took advantage by jumping quickly on the scoreboard with three goals in the first period. These opponents continued their juggernaut scoring with four more unanswered goals in the...Read More
Pirates Sink Red Liners Chance for Victory is 3-2 Loss. Even With Tough Loss, Liners Still Proud of Overall Season Results.
Coming into this semi-final playoff, the Red Liners and Pirates were as close as it could be on the surface. Team records and GAA stats were almost identical. But beneath the surface, two distinct differences appeared would guide the outcome of the playoff game in favor of the Pirates: Red Liners’ offensive charges with the D holding back the frequent counterattacks vs. the Pirates’ solid D with occasional breakaways. The...Read More
One never knows which version of a team will show off in the playoffs. Varying players (including illegal unrostered players) and the playoff atmosphere can rev up a team’s spirits and help them win. The same goes for the Beer Bistro who has always played the Red Liners tough. The Bistro would get on the board first but the Liners would quickly take the momentum away and build a big enough lead that they would not give up. The Liners...Read More
The Johnny’s Red Liners try not to be students of history as it seems to remind them of how to lose a winnable game and to force them to play that way. In their only matchup of the season, the Red Liners blew a three goal lead with five minutes left to play in the game. This resulted in a shootout and a tie. Liners upper management hoped to not repeat this by reminding players to play at the top of their game regardless of the...Read More
The 6-1 loss score appears lopsided but the game was much closer than that. For the first period, neither team could find the back of the net. The much higher ranked High Rollers were stymied multiple times and could not create a sustained attack. At the end of the period, the High Rollers were surprised by the outcome. Early in the second period, the Liners struck first on a breakaway by McClain would beat the Rollers goalie with his high...Read More