FRANCHISE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
1999 - Oak Hill C
2003 - Way to Play B
GAME RESULTS
vs. Clown Punchers -- L 6-3
vs. Team Dynamo -- W 6-3
vs. Smurfs -- W 1-0 (FFT)
vs. Nuggets -- L 8-1
vs. Beast -- W 7-6 (OT)
vs. Clown Punchers-- W 7-3
vs. Top Shooters -- W 5-3
vs. Moose -- L 7-10
vs. Smurfs -- W 8-0 (FFT)
vs. Team Dynamo -- W-6-1
 
 

 

GAME RECAPS - SPRING '06
Read all about the weekly whoopins dished out by the Snakes on a Plane.
WEEK #10
SNAKES BEAT COMMIES 6-1, FINISH IN 2ND PLACE
vs. Team Dynamo
Date: 07/09/06
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- Here it is, the long awaited rematch from week #2. For those who may have forgotten, it was during week #2 that Team Dynamo's goalie went ballistic and charged after SOAP forwards Andy Stehl and Chris Schmieder...landing a couple punches on Schmeed. Andy and Chris would have their revenge in this game though as they scored five of the Snakes six goals and padded their stats in the last game of the season.

This game picked up right where the first one left off. SOAP dominated play, only to see Team Dynamo's goalie keep them in the game. The first shift of the game saw the Snakes own the puck for nearly the entire shift...until the end of the shift when Dynamo came in on a breakaway that was turned aside by SOAP goalie, Jeff Price.

SOAP scored the first two goals of the game in the first period before Team Dynamo scored somewhat of a lucky goal on a partially fanned on shot that snuck between Price's legs to cut the lead to 2-1. Jeff Price was quoted as saying after the game, "I can't believe that one went in."

The game stayed at 2-1 for quite some time as the game really turned into a goaltender's duel. Both goalies made numerous stellar saves, but the Snake on a Plane seemed to control the flow of the game and dominated puck posession. From the way the game was going, you just knew it was a matter of time before they pulled away.

Chris Schmieder got his revenge on Team Dynamo's goalie from their skirmish in week #2. Schmeed scored twice and added an assist. Chris seemed to be on a mission during this game as he was ruthless in the offensive zone, busting his ass for loose pucks. His hard work paid off.

Andy Stehl also got his revenge for week #2, netting a hat trick and two assists for five points. Andy's first goal came on an end to end rush. Curt Price won the faceoff to Stehl, and he darted up the boards and was off to the races. He came in right to left on the goalie and made a move to his backhand which opened up the five hole and Stehl slid it through.

SOAP goalie, Jeff Price, had one of his better games of the session. Price made stellar save after stellar save and preserved the lead until his team was able to pull away.

SOAP captain, Curt Price, was the victim of a vicious cheap shot in the 2nd period. Price was gliding through the slot and received a pass which he one-timed on net. A split second after Price shot the puck, he was hit with a nasty blindside crosscheck from a guy the Snakes came to refer to as, "The ugly Russian". Price went down hard, favoring his shoulder but would remain in the game. The Ugly Russian was penalized on the play. The Snakes made him pay for his cheap shot by scoring a power play goal. After he came back on the rink, he promptly took another penalty. (SHOCKER!!!) "I wanted to get him back." Price said after the game. "I was going to lay him out after the game had been decided, but I changed my mind. I stopped playing like that a long time ago. Winning was revenge enough."

The Snakes other goal came off the stick of defenseman, JC Wilson, it was "The Lord's" 2nd goal of the year.

SOAP forward, Luke Naliborski's goal scoring streak came to an end on Sunday, despite a few golden chances late in the game. Luke had scored at least one goal in five straight games. However, he did tally two assists in helping SOAP defeat Team Dynamo.

The SOAP defense played a strong game in not giving Team Dynamo a lot of second chance shots and clogged up the slot. Jeff Price again had a solid game in net for SOAP. The forwards pressured Team Dynamo the whole game, and the goals started to go in as the game went farther along. Team Dynamo's goalie played well and kept it from being a shortgame.

One of Team Dynamo's players was overheard after the game saying, "SOAP is not that good and I wanted to beat them so bad." One can only assume that he was talking about hand soap or a bar of soap, and how he just isn't a fan of using those products. Because the SOAP hockey team finished with a record of 7-3-0, good for 2nd place overall, had the least goals against in the league, and beat his team twice by a combined score of 12-4...so he couldn't have been talking about the SOAP hockey team. Note to the Russian: I can assure you, soap works. Use it.

Snakes on a Plane will play the 3rd place team in the first round of the playoffs on July 16th. Time is not yet known.


cprice12@curtprice.com

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Andy Stehl
3
2
5
0
Chris Schmieder
2
1
3
0
Curt Price
0
2
2
2
Luke Naliborski
0
2
2
0
J.C. Wilson
1
0
1
0
Greg Price
0
1
1
0
Pat Peterson
0
1
1
4
Jeff Foster
0
0
0
0
Bill Day
0
0
0
0
 
WEEK #9
SNAKES PUT PLANE ON CRUISE CONTROL
vs. Smurfs
Date: 06/25/06
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- The Psychadelic Smurfs didn't show up...again. They dropped out of the league so that gives Snakes on a Plane a forfeit win of 8-0.

SOAP is now 6-3-0 with one game remaining before playoffs.

There are no stats for this game...which sucks because I felt a hat trick coming on.


cprice12@curtprice.com

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Pat Peterson
0
0
0
0
Luke Naliborski
0
0
0
0
Chris Schmieder
0
0
0
0
Bill Day
0
0
0
0
Curt Price
0
0
0
0
Greg Price
0
0
0
0
J.C. Wilson
0
0
0
0
Jeff Foster
0
0
0
0
Andy Stehl
0
0
0
0

 

 
WEEK #8
STACKED MOOSE TEAM BEATS SOAP
vs. Moose
Date: 06/11/06
GAME PHOTOS
vs. Moose UPDATED!
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- Entering this game, the Snakes on a Plane Roller Hockey Club were playing some very good hockey. They had won three in a row and five of their last six, including handily knocking off a team they had lost to earlier in the year. They had quickly moved up in the standings and were only two points out of first place.

The Moose, on the other hand, were in last place with a record of 1-6-0...the only team they beat was Team Dynamo, who only had four players and haven't won all year, except for one forfeit win. The Moose have also had problems with their players showing up for games and not having a full roster.

Before the game, long time franchise member, Ben Hollerbac, exchanged pleasantries with some of his former teammates currently on the SOAP team.

When SOAP took the rink, they noticed that not only did the Moose have PLENTY of players for this game, they had a couple guys we hadn't seen before. Hmmm...the same Moose squad that couldn't get players to show up all season long and had only won one game all year, miraculously had a full squad, and then some. And these players looked pretty good.

Go figure. SOAP defenseman Greg Price was quoted as saying, "It reminded me of the championship game in the movie Slapshot."

Anyway, the Moose jumped out with a couple goals and had SOAP back on their heels early in the game. Obviously the SOAP team wasn't expecting an all-star Moose lineup for this game...afterall...the Moose were 1-6-0 and in last place. But the SOAP club fought back.

When the Moose would go up by a few goals, SOAP would fight back and get within one...when the Moose scored again, SOAP scored again. The Moose did this in spite of the reffing, which was horrid. Midway through the game the SOAP team had started to complain about the hooking and holding in the Moose zone...it fell on deaf ears. SOAP also complained about the leniency given to the Moose's goalie, who seemed to be able to cover the puck for as long as he wanted...and never got a whistle for a stoppage. One such instance had SOAP on the power play and the Moose goalie covered the puck for what seemed to be three or four seconds, with no whistle. He then uncovered the puck and gave it to a defenseman. SOAP was livid about this play since they were shorthanded and wanted a faceoff in the Moose zone. (the Moose scored about 20 seconds after the "no whistle" play)

Early in the third period, the Snakes were down by two goals and were on the power play. This turned out to be the difference in the game. The Moose club scored two shorthanded goals to go up by four. This really hurt SOAP and put them down by four goals in the final period. But once again, the Snakes wouldn't give up.

SOAP scored the next two goals and cut the lead back down to two with four minutes left in the game. SOAP altered their lineup to make a last push to tie the game and went with a line of three forwards and Greg Price ( SOAP leading scorer) on defense. SOAP had a few glorious chances to pull within one goal, but couldn't push one across the line. A couple minutes later, the Moose scored to go up by a score of 10-7, and that sealed the deal.

The extra players made the difference for the Moose as one of their new guys seemed to have half of their goals.

Even though the Moose team was stacked for this game, the SOAP hockey club was in it until the end. They showed patience and persistence while displaying a never-say-die attitude by continually coming back when down during the game. Who knows, if SOAP had gotten a few bounces (and some calls), they may have pulled this one out and beaten the stacked Moose team.

Some members of SOAP were overheard saying they wanted another crack at the Moose. But the Moose and SOAP do not play again this season.

This game does little to effect the standings. The Moose are all but eliminated from the playoffs and the SOAP club is either in 2nd or 3rd place depending on the results from last week...which makes no difference as far as the playoffs are concerned since 2nd place plays 3rd place in round one...so it's the same matchup whether SOAP finishes 2nd or 3rd.

Moose captain, Tom Havel, got his revenge from last season when the cellar dwelling Cobra hockey team knocked off the playoff bound Moose team.

Havel spoke with SOAP captain Curt Price about the Moose team name and how they are changing it to "Moose on a train". Should they actually change their name, when we play next session, it would be a matchup of epic proportions. Hide your children, lock the doors...Snakes and Moose battling on various modes of transportation could lead to a hiccup in the space time continueum.

Next up for SOAP is Team Dynamo on 6/25/06, there are no games on 6/18/06 due to Father's Day. Check the schedule page for altered game times for the last two weeks.

Bright spots for SOAP:

- Pat Peterson notched a hat trick and leads the team in goals with 9 in 7 games.

- Chris Schmieder had 3 points, 1 goal and 2 assists.

- Luke Naliborski had 3 points, 1 goal and 2 assists.

- JC Wilson scored his first goal of the season.

- Bill Day scored from center ice, through a screen, ringing the shot off of the crossbar and in.

- The SOAP have a balanced offensive attack with six guys having 10 points or more.

- SOAP forward, Andy Stehl, who has been limited to only three games this year, joins the club for the remainder of the season and playoffs.

(email me with any points you had, this stat sheet is incomplete)
cprice12@curtprice.com

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Pat Peterson
3
0
3
0
Luke Naliborski
1
2
3
0
Chris Schmieder
1
2
3
0
Bill Day
1
1
2
0
Curt Price
0
2
2
0
Greg Price
0
2
2
0
J.C. Wilson
1
0
1
0
Jeff Foster
0
1
1
0
Andy Stehl
0
0
0
0

 

 
WEEK #7
SNAKES WIN AGAIN, CLIMB IN STANDINGS
vs. Top Shooters
Date: 06/04/06
 
GAME PHOTOS
vs. Top Shooters
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- After a stupid three week layoff, the Snakes on a Plane Hockey Club picked up right where they left off...playing good hockey.

The S.O.A.P. team (4-2-0, 8pts.) were matched up against the Top Shooters, who were 2 pts ahead of them in the standings (5-1-0, 10pts) and tied for first place in points. Coming into this game, the Top Shooters were leading the league in goals scored with 50 goals in six games...and they had only allowed 30...compared to S.O.A.P.'s 32 goals scored and their league low 26 goals against.

The top offensive team vs. the top defensive team.

1st Period
The Snakes got on the board first. Early in the 1st period, S.O.A.P. defenseman, Bill Day (who owns one of the hardest shots in the league), beat the Top Shooter goalie with a low slapper from the top of the slot.

The Top Shooters would tie it up after winning a faceoff deep in the S.O.A.P. zone. The Top Shooter centerman won the faceoff forward and cut to the middle and flipped a backhander on net that beat S.O.A.P. goalie, Jeff Price, five hole as he slid across the crease.

S.O.A.P. would regain the lead before the end of the first period. Chris Schmieder passed the puck up the sideboards to Greg Price inside the Top Shooter's zone. Greg cut to the middle as Luke Naliborski and a defender went to the Top Shooter net. Greg used them as a screen and put a low shot on net, that just snuck inside the near post as TS's goalie never saw the puck. Snakes on a Plane led 2-1 after one period.

2nd Period
The second period for the S.O.A.P. hockey club may have been their best period this season. The Snakes scored three straight goals and played a hell of a period. Chris Schmieder scored off of a shot by Greg Price. Chris was positioned in the low slot and knocked Greg's point shot out of midair, and then lofted a backhand over the sprawling Top Shooter goalie. This was one of Chris' four points in the game.

Luke Naliborski had two goals in the second period. His first was the result of some hardnosed play. The Snakes were buzzing around the Top Shooter net and a loose puck scramble insued. The puck was laying behind the Top Shooter goalie, but not across the goal line. Luke was the first to spot the loose puck and took a few strides towards the goal and dove head first to knock the puck into the net just before the goalie tried to cover it up. Luke and the puck ended up in the net. Luke's second goal came off of a pass from linemate Curt Price at center. Luke skated in and took a well placed wrist shot from the top of the circle that found the twine, just inside the far post.

The Top Shooters would add a late goal in the 2nd, and after two periods, S.O.A.P. led 5-2.

3rd Period
The Snakes wanted to play a solid defensive game in the 3rd period and not take too many chances in the offensive zone, while trying to protect their lead. For the most part, it worked. S.O.A.P. netminder, Jeff Price, made a number of key saves and once again played a very strong game.

Late in the 3rd period, the Top Shooters scored a controversial goal. The puck bounded off of the end boards and up in the air. A Top Shooter forward knocked the puck down with a high stick and it landed on net behind the goal. A Top Shooter player bumped Jeff Price (should have been a penalty), reached into the net with his stick and knocked the puck off of the back of the net. Jeff Price took exception to this and shoved the Top Shooter forward. The puck was quickly centered (which then should have been whistled dead for the high stick) and it was tapped into the net to cut the S.O.A.P. lead to 5-3 with about four minutes left in the game. S.O.A.P. complained about the play, but the goal stood.

The Top Shooters had a few more chances that were turned away by Jeff Price. S.O.A.P. had a couple of shots on the empty Top Shooter net when they pulled their goalie, both going just wide. Curt Price went down to block a point shot off of his shoulder blade (which is turning a very pretty color as I type this) with 30 seconds to go...and the Snakes on a Plane held on to beat the Top Shooters, 5-3.

In beating the Top Shooters, S.O.A.P. moved into 2nd place in the league with three games remaining.

Next week's matchup is against the rival Moose at 3:30pm. The Moose are currently on the outside looking in as far as the playoff picture goes, so they'll be looking to put forth a good effort against the red hot Snakes on a Plane, who have won three in a row and five of their last six games.

(email me with any points you had, this stat sheet is incomplete)
cprice12@curtprice.com

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Chris Schmieder
1
3
4
0
Luke Naliborski
2
1
3
0
Greg Price
1
1
2
0
Bill Day
1
0
1
7
Curt Price
0
1
1
0
Pat Peterson
0
1
1
0
Jeff Foster
0
0
0
0
J.C. Wilson
0
0
0
0

 

 
WEEK #6
S.O.A.P. DOMINATE 3RD PERIOD, WIN 7-3
vs. Clown Punchers
Date: 05/7/06
 
GAME VIDEOS
Failed 2 on 0 (Greg springs Curt & Luke)
Post, Penalty, PP Goal! (Greg hits the post, Luke draws a penalty, Andy scores on the PP)
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- The first meeting between the Clown Punchers and S.O.A.P., saw the CP's win 6-3. It was the first game of the season, and S.O.A.P. looked a bit rusty. The rematch in week #6 was a completely different story. Coming into this game, Clown Punch and S.O.A.P. were tied for 3rd in the stadings with Clown Punch, each team having six points. Clown Punch was 3-1-0 and S.O.A.P. was 3-2-0. Clown Punch had played one less game to date.

The game was a bit chippy, but still relatively clean.

The first period saw Clown Punch not wanting to play a lick of defense, as S.O.A.P. must have had half a dozen two-on-ones. The Snakes on a Plane Club scored first to go up 1-0 on a goal by Andy Stehl. Clown Punch quickly tied it at 1-1 just a minute later. S.O.A.P. regained the lead later in the 1st period and went up 2-1 to end the first period.

S.O.A.P. struck first in the 2nd period to grab a two-goal lead and go up 3-1. But Clown Punch quickly scored to cut the lead in half and then scored late in the 2nd to tie it up at three heading into the 3rd period.

Clown Punch had the momentum, but S.O.A.P. wrestled it away from them and dominated the 3rd period. S.O.A.P. entered the 3rd period on the power play. Andy Stehl scored late in the power play as he worked out from the corner and beat CP's goalie, low far post. Snakes on a Plane wouldn't look back as they scored three more goals in the 3rd period and would shut the door on the Clown Punchers in a 7-3 win.

(sorry for the lack of details on the goals...I just don't remember exactly who scored when)

  • Highlights:

    Andy Stehl netted an impressive hat trick plus an assist.
  • Jeff Price (sporting new sport court-friendly wheels) looked strong in net, especially during a goal mouth flurry in the 3rd period where he made two or three sprawling pad saves along with a quick glove save, all in the span of a tenth of a second. He also picked up his teammate, Curt Price, by stopping a breakaway after an illadvised pass by Curt sent a Clown Puncher in alone when S.O.A.P. was on the power play.

    Pat Peterson tallied two goals (I hope you are saving some for the playoffs Pat)

    Luke Naliborski had a breakaway goal in which his wrist shot was traveling so fast and tucked so far up in the corner, that the goalie never even moved. Luke has the fastest wrist shot in the Federal League. Luke also drew two penalties in the game, resulting in two power play goals.

    Speaking of power plays...the S.O.A.P. power play once again looked strong.


    Greg Price scored the other goal for S.O.A.P. after a massive battle between S.O.A.P. captain Curt Price and a Clown Punch defender in front of the net that carried behind the net. Luke dished the puck off to Greg, who threw it behind the net. Luke grabbed the puck and found Greg gliding down the slot who then burried a wrister. Later in the game Greg also hit brother Curt in the ass with a slapshot while he was screening the goalie.

The entire league is now on a three week break due to the crappy scheduling of tournaments and a holiday. Going into the break, the S.O.A.P. hockey club is in good shape at 4-2, tied for 2nd place (depending on what the other teams did on Sunday).

(email me with any points you had, this stat sheet is incomplete)
cprice12@curtprice.com

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Andy Stehl
3
1
4
0
Greg Price
1
2
3
0
Pat Peterson
2
0
2
0
Luke Naliborski
1
1
2
0
J.C. Wilson
0
2
2
0
Bill Day
0
2
2
0
Curt Price
0
1
1
0
 

WEEK #5
BARN BURNER ENDS IN OT WIN FOR S.O.A.P.
vs. The Beasts
Date: 04/30/06
 

GAME VIDEOS
A Few Checks (Greg on #66 twice, Bretzky on Curt in corner)
Scmieder Scores! (after being hooked and raped, the video cuts off just after the pucks goes in far post)
Greg Shoots Just Wide
Jeff Plays Goal and Defense (Jeff puts on a poke checking clinic)
Jeff Makes a Save

 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- Coming off a poor effort in week #4, the Snakes on a Plane Roller Hockey Club needed a good effort against the Beasts to try and once again push their record above .500.... and S.O.A.P. got a good effort and downed their long time rivals in OT, 7-6.

Before the game, Ryan Jonson (the yellow-jerseyed forward for the Beasts who looks like Ryan Johnson of the Blues), was overheard saying he was going to score eight goals and take out some of his frustrations in this game by shooting the puck through our goalie and through the net. S.O.A.P. captain, Curt Price, overhead this comment and passed this info along to his netminder, Jeff Price. He thought it was info he would like to hear.

The Beasts jumped out to an early lead. Their first goal came off of a pass to a breaking winger down the right side, who corralled the pass and let a quick shot go from 10 feet out that beat Price between the legs as he slid across. They scored their next goal a few minutes later to go up 2-0.

Midway through the first period, the Snakes got on the scoreboard. S.O.A.P. captain, Curt Price, took a faceoff deep in the Beast's zone. Price noticed that all of the Beasts players had lined up on the faceoff line. Price won the faceoff forward and found himself in alone on the Beast's goalie, Scott Hacker. Price tried to go upper corner, but hit Hacker in the throat guard. Price corralled the rebound on his backhand and jammed it through Hacker's pads as he was skating by the net. The puck snuck across the line to cut the Beast's lead to 2-1.

The Beast's would score next to regain their two goal lead. And at the end of the first period, S.O.A.P. trailed 3-1.

The 2nd period was a better one for S.O.A.P. as they began to generate more scoring chances. Pat Peterson scored two goals in the 2nd. S.O.A.P. d-man Jeff Foster put a shot on net that created a rebound, which Peterson jumped on and put in the net. Peterson's 2nd goal of the period came when Bill Day jumped off the bench and received a pass from Curt Price. Bill prompltly slid the puck back to Price, who then saw Peterson wide open in front of the net. Price slid a pass in front to Pat and he skillfully redirected the puck past Hacker. Chris Schmieder also scored in the 2nd period. Schmeed carried the puck up left wing and was hooked to death by Ryan Johnson, who got a hooking penalty on the play. Chris fought off the hooks and worked in two on one with Luke Naliborski. Chris took a shot as the defender let him have it and beat Hacker just inside the far post. The Beasts only managed one goal in the 2nd period. At the end of two, it was tied up, 4-4.

The Beasts struck again early in the 3rd period to go up 5-4. It seemed like the Beasts gameplan was to constantly sneak someone behind the S.O.A.P. defense, and it worked for most of the game. There must have been half a dozen breakaways for the Beasts, and they scored on half of them as Jeff Price was hung out to dry on more than a few occassions. But after the Beast's 5th goal, the D tightened up and Jeff Price made a handfull of huge saves to keep S.O.A.P. in the game.

With about four minutes to go in the game, the Snakes still trailed 5-4...that is until Jeff Foster fed the puck to Luke Naliborski, who was able to stuff in a wrap-around like goal to tie it up. And just 30 seconds later, Pat Peterson worked the puck down low and took a bad angle shot in which Hacker made the save on, but he left the rebound in the slot and Curt Price picked up his 2nd of the game as he shot it into the open net. S.O.A.P. now had a 6-5 lead with just over three minutes remaining. But just 30 seconds after S.O.A.P. took the lead, the Beast's stole the puck from Chris Schmieder, who was trying to kill some clock. Chris was the last man back and the Beast player had a breakaway...he buried his chance to tie it up at six.

The game went into OT, but didn't last long. The Beasts won the draw at center and worked the puck in and Beast forward Mark Kraenig took a quick slapshot that Jeff Price made a great toe save on as he quickly kicked out his left pad at the last second.

S.O.A.P. gained possession of the puck and worked it up to Luke Naliborski. Luke skated into the Beast's zone and drew two defenders to his side. Luke then slid a behind the back pass to a wide open Curt Price in the slot, who buried a low one-timer to end the game and complete his hat trick. S.O.A.P. wins, 7-6.

Snakes on a Plane are now 3-2 and face Clown Punchers next week. S.O.A.P. lost to the Clown Punchers in week one, 6-3...but the Snakes on a Plane Club is playing much better hockey right now and should give the CPers a much better fight next week.

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Curt Price
3
1
4
0
Luke Naliborski
1
3
4
0
Pat Peterson
2
1
3
0
Chris Schmieder
1
1
2
0
Bill Day
0
2
2
0
Jeff Foster
0
2
2
0
Greg Price
0
1
1
0
 
WEEK #4
SOAP LOSES TO "BUNCH 'O PUNKS"
vs. Nuggets
Date: 04/23/06
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- Not much was known about the Nuggets going into our game on Sunday except for the fact they have a stupid team name. Most of the S.O.A.P. team found out right before they took the rink that the Nuggets hadn't lost yet this season and were 3-0.

The game started off at a pretty furious pace, and remained that way for most of the game. Right away it was obvious that the Nuggets were very quick and could handle the puck. S.O.A.P. had a hard time keeping up with them and struggled to retain puck possession

During the first period, the S.O.A.P. players more or less tried poking the puck away from the Nugget players when they had the puck, but that wasn't working as they were too quick...and any play that resulted in a missed poke check (which was many) seemed to end up being a scoring chance for the Nuggets. Early on you could tell it would be a chippy game. S.O.A.P. captain, Curt Price, got tangled up with the Nugget goalie behind their net as the netminder stepped in front of Price to try and play the puck. Price's stick inadvertantly caught the goalie in the mask and the goalie took it upon himself to punch Price in the back of the head. Some not so nice words were exchanged and play continued with no call.

The Nuggets scored twice in the 1st period and led 2-0 at the first intermission.

The Snakes had a hard time generating any sort of sustained offense. It seemed like their best chances came off the rush as S.O.A.P. forward Luke Naliborski had a breakaway and another odd man chance. But the Snakes couldn't score until midway through the 3rd period when the game had already been decided. It was a nice goal though...Naliborski skated into the zone on left wing, and the defenders took the right winger and let Luke have a shot from the middle of the circle. Luke let his patented laser-like wrist shot go and it blew by the Nugget goalie, far post upper glove...rining off the top corner and in. That cut the Nuggets' lead to 7-1.

The final score was 8-1 Nuggets.

1st off, the Nuggets are a bunch of punks who don't have a clue how to handle winning. Midway through the game when the Nuggets were pulling away, they became cocky and arrogant. Comments spewed from their adolescent, immature mouths such as, "you guys suck", "you guys are gay", "the only reason you haven't been shortgamed, is because we want to keep playing", "what are you guys....30?" and of course constant laughing and whatnot when a nice play was made by them...but the most interesting comment may have came from their goalie, who dropped the N-bomb by referring to the S.O.A.P. hockey team as, "a bunch of N*ggers". This, obviously, pissed the Snakes off and they played a more physical game in the 3rd period and took out some frustration.

<sarcasm>Those Nuggets, boy, they sure are a good bunch of guys. Real classy. </sarcasm>

The Nuggets are nothing but a bunch of little punks, whose parents were yelling and whining about this and that the whole game. They are a good team, they don't need to play with that attitude. The only thing that attitude will end up doing for them, is getting their smartasses bitch-slapped one of these games.

Snakes on a Plane are now 2-2 on the season.

S.O.A.P.'s next game is at 3:30 on Sunday against Brian Jordan and the Beasts. Tickets still remain.

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Luke Naliborski
1
0
1
0
 
WEEK #3
SNAKES RAISE RECORD TO 2-1
vs. Psychotic Smurfs
Date: 04/09/06
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- Not really much to say here. The Psychadelic Smurfs didnt' show up to play. The only player they had show up was a guy they had filling in for someone.

So, we had a good scrimmage with two goalies. A couple of the refs played and the lone player from the Psych. Smurfs participated as well.

It was a good workout...we had fun....and we are now 2-1 with the forfeit victory.

NO GAMES ON EASTER SUNDAY!!!
The next game for S.O.A.P. is on Sunday, 4/23/06 at 12:45pm vs. Nuggets.

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
No Stats
-
-
-
-

 

 
WEEK #2
S.O.A.P.'s FIRST VICTORY ENDS IN SKIRMISH
vs. Team Dynamo
Date: 04/04/06
 

(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- The goal for the start of the season was to make the playoffs. And the members of Snakes on a Plane knew they would have a serious uphill climb to make playoffs if they were to start the season 0-2.

The game started with S.O.A.P. dominating play for the first two minutes of the game, only to have Team Dynamo come down the rink and score on their first shot on net. It was a nice goal...their player skated in right to left on S.O.A.P. goalie Jeff Price and put a toe drag move on and scored upper glove, tucked just under the crossbar.

But that lead didn't last for long and it was the only one Team Dynamo would see all game. Pat Peterson scored first for S.O.A.P., followed up by a goal from Chris Schmieder to give S.O.A.P. the lead after one period, 2-1.

Schmieder scored again in the 2nd to put the Snakes up 3-1. Team Dynamo answered with their 2nd of the game to cut the lead to 3-2. And then came the power play to end all power plays. Pat Peterson drew a crosschecking penalty in the offensive zone. It was actually a horrible call. Pat was never touched by the opposing player and lost his balance more than anything. But at any rate, THE SNAKES WERE ON THE POWER PLAY!

S.O.A.P. controlled the ENTIRE power play. Team Dynamo may have touched the puck twice, at most, and failed to clear the zone either time. S.O.A.P. passed the puck around like they were a professional team that had been together for years and peppered Dynamo's goalie with some glorious scoring chances, only to be denied left and right. With 10 seconds to go in the power play, the puck was fed to Bill Day at the point. Bill stepped into one of his patented howitzers, and smoked one by their goalie, blocker side...just inside the post. I gush about the power play because that's not something you usually see from this team. For a change, we actually took our time and used the entire team, we found the open man and worked the puck around for the best shot. This is something that needs to be done more often if the playoffs are the goal.

Team Dynamo had a goal disallowed in the 2nd period because of a guy in the crease that had his stick interfering with Jeff Price. Price said after the game, "His stick was under my arm."

The game was dominated by S.O.A.P.. Team Dynamo would get the occasional chance, but no sustained pressure. Their goalie played well or else it would have easily been a 10-3 game.

Greg Price went on to score two more goals. One on a nice slapshot that scored upper glove. Team Dynamo would add one more goal to round out the scoring and give S.O.A.P. a 6-3 victory. (sorry there aren't better details of our goals...I just don't remember exactly how they were scored)

With just over a minute to go in the game, there was a skirmish. Andy Stehl came down left wing and tried to cut in front. The puck was poked away and Stehl was spun around and ended up right next to the goalie. It's not clear of Andy's stick clipped the Dynamo goalie, but he sure acted like it did and took a couple swings at Stehl with his stick and charged out at him. Stehl tried to skate away from the attack and Schmieder stepped in to hold off the goalie. Dynamo's goalie then punched Schmieder twice in the head...(and they were pretty good shots). After they were seperated, Schmieder just let go of the goalie and skated away shaking his head.

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After the game Schmieder was asked about the two punches he received: "I just skated away. I have no desire to get into that type of deal where some guys think they are in the NHL and they need to fight to resolve something. I'm getting too old for that crap. I have to go to work on Monday."

I'd like to compliment our team on the way they handled the incident. Neither of the S.O.A.P. players returned punches and just skated away.

Reports are in that say Team Dynamo's goalie may have broken his hand while punching Schmieder's helmet.

When a member of Team Dynamo was asked about the incident, he responded with: "Don't whine and cry about that ending to the game. To be honest I would not have said anything because that is just hockey but then some diaper-wearing, cage monkey goes and says that our goalie should bend have bent over and taken a slash with 1 minute left in the game. You have got to be kidding."

If these two teams play each other again, it should be interesting.
The time of next week's game is not yet known.

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Greg Price
2
1
3
0
Chris Schmieder
2
1
3
0
Bill Day
1
2
3
0
Andy Stehl
0
3
3
0
Curt Price
0
2
2
0
Pat Peterson
0
1
1
0
 
WEEK #1
SNAKES LOSE OPENER, 6-3
vs. Clown Punch
Date: 03/26/06
 
(AP) All-American Sports Mall -- The Snakes on a Plane kicked off their season against Clown Punch. Clown Punch was the defending regular season champion, but lost their first round matchup against the Moose.

S.O.A.P started off the game well and traded scoring chances with Clown Punch for the first few shifts. It was a balanced period that saw Clown Punch nab a late goal that squeezed between S.O.A.P goalie, Jeff Price's, glove and pad. The first period ended at 1-0.

The 2nd period wasn't kind to S.O.A.P. A few bad breaks and untimely mistakes let to a four goal period for Clown Punch. S.O.A.P. was back on their heels for most of the 2nd and the score reflected that. It was 3-0 Clown Punch lead before S.O.A.P. got on the board. Peterson carried the puck in from the top of the circle and glided through the slot. Pat let a low laser of a wrist shot go back against the grain, beating their goalie far post. The 2nd period ended with the score of 4-1, Clown Punch.

S.O.A.P. played with a bit of despiration in the 3rd. Clown Punch scored first to go up 6-1. Luke Naliborski had a good chance in the 3rd as Chris Schmieder found Luke all alone behind the defense. Luke skated in and zipped a wrist shot just missing the stick side post. Later in the period, Greg Price carried the puck up right wing into the Clown Punch zone. Greg threw an elevated pass/shot at the side of the net, far post. Curt Price knocked the pass down with his leg, took a couple swipes at the puck and it bounded into the net, eluding the goalie's leg pad to make it 6-2. Just 30 seconds later, Chris Schmieder carried the puck up the same right wing and let a perfectly placed shot go that clanged off of the far post and in. All of a sudden the Snakes were within three goals and had the momentum. For the next few minutes S.O.A.P. controlled the play in the Clown Punch zone. They generated a few good chances, but failed to tally another goal and the game ended with the final score of 6-3.

This is a good game for S.O.A.P. to build on. The potential is there for this to be a well oiled machine. It's just a matter of playing more consistent and working together as a team, finding the open guy, getting him the puck, and burying our chances.

The time of next week's game is not yet known.

GAME STATS
NAME
G
A
PTS
PIM
Greg Price
0
3
3
0
Pat Peterson
1
0
1
0
Curt Price
1
0
1
0
Chris Schmieder
1
0
1
0
Luke Naliborski
0
1
1
0

 

 
 


 

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