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In Hine We Trust!

The Bucs' goalie well has been tapped big-time this season, as neither regular 'keep has been able to start between the pipes.

September 24, 2018

For the second straight game of this young season, the Pirates (0-0-1) will dig into their well-oiled farm system for a 'keeper, calling on the legendary David Hine to stand between the pipes. Hine, of course, backstopped the Summer Pirates' in their final two playoff games of 2018, allowing just four goals while facing a barrage of shots.

Tonight, at 7:00pm on Rinx 3, Hine, and the Pirates, will need to shut the door once again, this time on an offensively capable rival in the Aeros (1-0-0). It marks the 26th time the Aeros and your heroes have met in wintertime action. While there have been some real barn-burners in the past, the teams have combined for a mere seven goals over their last three meetings.

The historic clubs also met a record-breaking seven times last season, so they should be pretty familiar with each other. The Aeros roster has stayed fairly intact from last year, though it looks like their 'keep is now named Ravi Shankar! Could it be? Hmmm.

What we do know is that they got off to an explosive start last week with a 6-1 thrashing of the Grim Reapers (0-0-1). The Pirates better come prepared!

The Bucs scored three times in their home opener, and will be looking for continued well-rounded play tonight. They should also be watching for Pal's slap-ins off the backboards, which unleashed a few unlikely goals last season. Toporowski #13 is another threat, as are a number of others. A "defense-first" attitude would best suit the Pirates tonight, as it does most nights.

Sousa will make his seasonal debut, while Budish and S. Klein are out with classified injuries. Veteran Mandell, however, will not make his first appearance due to an arm injury, and neither will Lella, who is shaking the yoke of inauspicious stars in Verona (Italy, not north of Kingston). Sturgeon is also out of action with a classified injury, and will remain debut-less.

Of course, "Cec" Clifford is on personal leave regarding the loss of his beautiful wife, Sandy, and each and every Pirate stands with him in this difficult time. We will be welcoming him back to the ice as soon as he's ready.

Those who can make the game will witness Pirate great L. Klein take the ice for his 400th career winter game! See you tonight!

As always, if we missed anything, send an email to webmaster@piratehockey.ca with the details!

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