First meeting of the year this Saturday, September 8th!

Penn Roller Hockey Club will be holding its first GBM this Saturday, September 8th.
Please sign up here and we will get you more details in the next few days: http://bit.ly/TdM2XU

Pizza will be provided!

We welcome all skill levels. We have two tiers to match each player’s ability and commitment.

We play in a competitive intercollegiate league with games every weekend against schools such as Drexel, Villanova, and St. Joseph’s, among others.

We also have plenty of social events throughout the year for members to get to know each other better such as team dinners and trips to Flyers’ games.

Please contact upennrollerhockey@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Great Taste Game 2 summary: The Team Filth Follies

The lineup: GT came prepared yet slightly tardy. In improvement from game 1, Great Taste filled its bench and net before the drop of the puck. Pre-game drama included a mad dash for pucks and an official issuance of 2 demerits to Coach Karan-ji. In a related lineup note, Karan Shah has been placed benched by the team’s general management for the upcoming “Great Taste v. sister team Less Filling. Game two saw GT line up with 6 forwards and 5 defensemen. Defensive captain, Sumesh “the defensive captain” Sadarangani lead the defense…in assigning spots in the rotation. Frankie “So Cal” Warren, Michaela Flaherty, Vince Foring, and Brian “I no longer have Mono,” Hassett rounded out a formidable defensive squad.  On offense, Perry Clarkson and Jo Romano were followed by the pairings of Big Tim Fergusson and Mike “Cheeeeeeks” Chirico. Last but not least were Paul “Sweet Hands” Suyumov and the first-year forward Ben Blumberg.  Making his return to league play was first year prodigy Sergei Markov at backstop.

 

The Game: The title is no misnomer. This game turned into folly fast. In the opening minutes after substantial pressure by GT, veteran defenseman Sumesh Sadarangani (76) found himself backing into a 3 on 1. With the puck out to the goalie’s left at the circles, 76 covered passing lanes to the slot and far post. A wild toss in front of the net connected with 76’s foot and ricocheted between Markov’s feet, putting GT down 0-1. Showing exactly why he was signed to an extension this year, Big Tim scored from just below the right circle with a surgical snipe low and to the far post. Somehow or another Team Filth , as they would for the remainder of the game, found themselves unwrapping gifts of bouncing pucks and strange-errant passes. Again, they pulled ahead 2-1. Prolific forward Perry Clarkson (10) created his own breakaway, stealing the rebound and calmly putting GT back to even at 2-2. The teams traded a few goals. Of note was a near replication of the Big-Tim goal in the first period, this one by gritty forward Jo Romano in the second period. The follies continued. GT’s hired gun Frankie Warren embarrassed Team Filth’s entire squad on several occasions only to ring the puck of the crossbar and both posts a total of 4 times. Other GT players also found the post with frustrating frequency. A second odd-man rush again found 76 flat on his ass with the puck going over his shoulder and that of Markov to add to the lead by Team Filth. In the end, Great Taste continued to uphold their reputation for gentlemanly play (no offense MF) and congratulated Team Filth on their 8-4 victory. The team chalked up the loss as character building and largely due to bad bounces and hit posts. The loss was quickly forgotten as Great Taste began focusing on their next Challenge, the long-awaited intra-club matchup between Great Taste and sister-team Less Filling.

 

Penalties: There was only one penalty during the entire game. A blatant check on a Team Filth forward (who was also being nailed by Warren), cost Sadarangani 2 minutes for interference. There was no argument by the vocal defenseman. Great Taste successfully killed the penalty.

AP embedded reporter, Sumesh “too tired to come up with a nickname” Sadarangani

 

Great Taste: Game 1

The lineup: Starting goaltender Sergei Markov was unable to play due to undisclosed reasons. Instead, sister-team Less Filling’s goaltender, Christian Hoogerheyde dressed for the first game of the Spring 2010, Marple D-south season. The defensive core consisted of Joe “Jo-Ro” Romano and Vince Foring for the first pairing, followed by Frankie “Shut-down” Warren and Sumesh Sadarangani. The offense rotated 5 forwards: Perry Clarkson, Matt Seidman, Kenny Glennon, Paul Suyumov, and Mike “Cheeks” Chirico.

Game Summary: While the game started on or about on time, Great Taste did not. At least three players including the goaltender did not make the starting faceoff. At approximately 5 minutes in, and at a score of 2-2 the even matchup began. Having not played in several months and missing warm-ups, veteran netminder Hoogerheyde found himself at the wrong end of a bad bounce on a change-up, high to the glove side. With the score 3-2, Great Taste began to find their stride. Perry scored, but who wants to hear about that. Sumesh scored, taking a pass from the right to left at the top of the circles, number 76 calmly walked in and sniped one underneath the falling goaltender to give Great Taste a 4-3 lead. Siedman and Warren both scored as did Suyumov, but this sportswriter’s memory starts to flag after the highlight reel goal by 76. There were no more important scoring events in the game.

Penalty Summary: Suyumov went for 2 minutes for playing defense against a person who did not know how to skate; the call was tripping. Frankie Warren used his face to draw a penalty for elbowing. Sumesh had no penalties.

Final Score: 8-4 Great Taste

Disclamer: a number of the details in this story were likely confabulated and should be corroborated with reliable sources before being taken as fact.

– Sumesh “The Violator” Sadarangani

2010-11 New-Player Meeting

This Saturday, September 11th, at 1:30pm. Huntsman Hall (on the corner of 38th and Walnut), Room F45.

This meeting will be for all current team members and for everyone simply interested in learning more about the team and this upcoming year, including info about practices/tryouts, required gear, the leagues we play in, and our new plans for these upcoming seasons.