Current Red Liners Schedules
Winter 2017-Spring 2018. Click on the league name for more info
"Federal Red Liners Fight Out Westward Zephyr in 6-5 OT Comeback Win. Heather Earns MVP."
Saturday night rec beer league hockey games in the summer are a whole different beast in Chicago. Many of your teammates will be out of town, drunk from a street festival, on a date, or watching Chernobyl or catching up on GoTs. This was no different, but the Red Liners cobbled 11 dedicated skaters and a sub goalie for a late night match against the Zephyrs. After going down 4-1, the Red Liners pulled a comeback worthy of Lazarus.
The Zephyrs quickly attacked the Red Liners at the start of the first period and scored on their first 2 shots. Minutes later, the Liners tried to halt the bleeding off with Heather shooting a bouncing puck from Liz into the empty net. but the Zephyrs kept the pressure up and score 2 more times before the period was over. Recognizing their deficiencies, the Red Liners tightened up their defense and attacked more aggressively. MK planted himself in the crease and backhanded a pass from PJ and Heather. The Liners were within 2 goals, but the Zephyr came back to score toward the end of the second period to go back up 3 goals.
But the third period was all Red Liners. Bleecher would start the scoring off by backhanding in a bouncing puck from PJ and MK as he stood by the goal post. For the fourth goal, GG was all alone as for Toe's soft cross-crease pass and easily shot it into the empty net, to the frustration of the Zephyr goalie. With the clock almost run out, the Red Liners pulled their goalie for the extra attacker. Liz would grab the puck from the faceoff and shoot at the net. The blocked shot was picked up by Heather and backhanded it just inside the near post. In the OT shootout, only one goal was needed. Heather was the first skater and again popped and upstairs backhand shot. The Liners goal remained perfect to seal the victory.
With the win, the Federal Red Liners move to 4-2 in the season and sixth place out of 14. Kudos to our sub goalie David for filling in and MVP award to Heather for 3 goals and 1 assist. ... See MoreSee Less
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