CANTON – Heavy D & The Boyz got what they wanted from their offense, but not what they needed. They fired shot after shot at Pucking Idiots goaltender Jim McSherry, and even scored the games first goal, but dropped an 8-5 decision.
Paul Sadatis (55) gave his team the early 1-0 just 50 seconds into the game. Sadatis would finish the game with two goals and an assist.
Doug McDuff (22) would prove to be the difference in this game. He gave the Pucking Idiots the lead with 9:30 remaining in the first period. McDuff would finish the game with a hat-trick.
Even though Heavy D & The Boyz gave up 8 goals, their goaltender, Daniel Wheeler (31) still played well. He faced 35 shots and made a number of big saves, including a breakaway from Chris Curran (24) while the game was still close. At that point in the first period, it was only a 3-2 lead for the Pucking Idiots.
The game remained close in the second period. Heavy D & The Boyz scored two goals in the period to give them a 4-3 lead halfway through the period. Both Mark Rudnik (59) and Paul Sadatis (55) found the back of the net.
Corey Bashaw (16) made a nice pass to Fred Rondinelli (15) who was able to snipe a shot past Wheeler to tie the game at 4 apiece. The game would remain tied after two periods of play.
The third period belonged to the Pucking Idiots. They scored three goals to put the game away. Doug McDuff (22) scored his other two goals and Andy McDuff (27) scored the game-winner with just 1:13 left.
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