The Fish Report

Sunday January 12, 2020

Final (OT): 4-3 Railer Express

Down 2-0 starting the second, in the enemy’s barn, we could be have been resigned to acquiesce. Not so.

Justl popped a lovely PP goal on a rebound early on then Hansell dangled the Express D and ripped the tying goal which held up until the third.

38 seconds in we’re down 3-2…aaaargh!!

Welcome back Matty Law and Shea Gorrenstein, it’s been a while.

Also, Opperman…you are a heart and soul member of The Hawks.

Enter Sam Maxwell, Cam Petras and Max Fisher…nice line; good energy, good bounces. Puck up the boards, fluttering shot on goal, Fish knocks it down and 3-3 in the third holds up through regulation time.

OT we have a chance but a bounce goes over our stick and Express knot the winner…grrr.

Really, the point is ours, Hallsy plays sturdy, game saving goaltending and we show we are (again) equal to a team ahead of us in the standings.

No AP’s today…all regular members…firing on all cylinders.

I always stand in the O-zone to watch games. Period 2: four shots ‘going in’ hit their unawares goaltender. Another night we would have scored seven, not three.

We are that close.
Play-off bound.
Better every start.
Team belief.
Fun to watch.

– Fish

Letter to the Alumni


FIVE DECADES of Hawks will get together at the Coy FRIDAY MARCH 6 for the last game of the season to celebrate 50 years of Hawks Hockey.

All Alumni, all former players, are invited to attend the last game of the 50th season. Alumni have lifetime free admission to all Hawks home games (All former players just advise the ticket taker they are Alumni).

After the game all Alumni will go on the ice & join this year’s team for a gigantic “team” picture followed by refreshments & pizza in the dressing rooms.

For the Refreshments & Pizza we can use 3 dressing rooms & spill over into the hallway. The picture will group the players by decades. A TREASURED MEMENTO that will be available to all. The picture will be taken on the ice right after the game about 9:30.

The game starts at 7:30. We would like to start the game with a Ceremonial Faceoff with all the players from 1970 the first team. ONE PROBLEM We do not have a list of those players & therefore can not contact them breaking news HAVE IT NOW.

What else do you need to do? First diarize & prioritize FRIDAY MARCH 6 Then tell every teammate you are in contact with or put it on Facebook or whatever social media you use.

HOPEFULLY YOU & YOUR TEAMMATES GET THIS MESSAGE FROM 3 or 4 or 5 sources/friends/teammates.

Move back your scheduled hip/knee replacement surgery – Guys from the 70’s
Cut short that vacation in the south – Guys from the 80’s
Get rid of your Jets tickets for that night – Guys from the 90’s
Explain to the wife & kids  how important this night is – the Zeros
Explain to the girlfriend/fiancee how important this night is – the Teens

If you can not be there for the drop of the puck & Ceremonial Face-off at 7:30 Make sure you get there before 9:30 for the BIG PICTURE & refreshments & Pizza.

The LEAGUE is also fully supporting the 50th Anniversary. This year all players are wearing a 50th patch on the team Jersey. A 50th Anniversary Ring will be available (cost around $300.). The Awards Banquet in the Spring will highlight the 50th Anniversary. The Hawks will be featuring 10 players Hopefully 2 from every decade Suggestions please.

Questions or comments 
email Larry at: or ph.  204 832 5052