First off, check out my game story in The Trentonian. It was a fun one to write about.
Secondly, enjoy this fight between Kevin Cormier and Alex Dzielski. A lot of people asked me how I got the video of the pre-game shenanigans…same reason I got the video of the fight from the start, I could see it coming from a mile away. Thing is, I expected it to be between Cormier and Spencer, not Dzielski.
As for the pre-game video, feeling like crap all weekend worked in my favor. I never stay up top in the press box for warmups, but I decided to take it easy yesterday, and it paid off with a nice, exclusive video for everyone to enjoy.
Moving on to the game itself…you see the way these guys have played recently, and it makes you wonder how they aren’t going to make the playoffs. Elmira is a good team, they really are…probably not as good as last year’s Jackals team, but still good enough to lead the division. And Trenton absolutely demolished them this weekend. Demplished them.
But, barring some sort of ridiculous miracle, they’ll be sitting at home once the playoffs start. And that’s too bad. Hard as it may be for some of them to believe, I want “my teams” to make the playoffs. Nobody wants to either be on or cover a bad team, and I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have covered a bunch of playoff and championship teams.
Five of the seven Somerset Patriots teams I’ve covered have made the playoffs — four have won championships, three of the four Trenton Thunder teams I’ve covered have made the playoffs — two have won championships — and the only Trenton Devils team I covered before this made the playoffs as well.
So all right, enough about all that stuff…
Here’s some downloadable audio from yesterday…
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com