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Monday, November 13, 2006

Stars Get Off The Ground

Danbury News-Times photo

The New England Stars are off to a 2-0 start on the fledgling NEHL season, winning their home opener yesterday at the Danbury Ice Arena over the Findlay (Ohio) Freedom. Perhaps indicative of the talent level of the 4-team league, the Stars outshot the Freedom 64-20 on their way to a 14-1 rout, scoring 7 times in the second period and 5 times in the third.

The game drew a healthy crowd of 1300 fans, including many holdovers from the Danbury Trashers' crew of fans in Section 102, according to a story today in the Danbury News-Times:

With Section 102 shouting at Freedom players and directly at Findlay goalie Dennis Canfield, the Stars scored again. Dave LoPresti found the back of the net on a one-timer from Chris Seifert at 15:47 of the first period.

When Canfield was briefly injured on a slashing penalty, the section gave the visiting goalie a standing 10-count before a mock sympathy call upon his standing up.

"This is good for the core group of fans," said Rick Ziegler of West Haven and a proud resident of Section 102. "To be honest, we were all skeptical, but so far, so good."

"We're just rolling it over like a pension plan," said Ziegler, who, like many in the section, still proudly wear their Trashers jerseys. "Noise, that's what were known for in this section."

Danbury News-Times photo

Findlay came into yesterday's game undefeated at 2-0, while the Stars had won their season opener a week earlier against the Mohawk Valley IceCats, 12-2.

For some much better photos of the game, go to


Anonymous cc2k said...

Omg... who's that dork on

I thought you said that's where the good photos were... ;o)

11/13/06, 10:56 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Hey, I showed up in the background of one of your photos from the last Wolf Pack game, but you don't see me making such a big deal about it.


11/14/06, 9:17 AM

Anonymous mrs. brushback said...

Hey! Who took that picture of you taking a picture? Hopefully it's someone you know, otherwise you're being stalked by a Danbury Trashers fan. They carry body bags.

11/14/06, 10:30 AM

Anonymous cc2k said...

Heh... Actually, *I* didn't take that one... But I did crop it so that you'd be in the frame... ;0)

And yeah, seriously -- it is a little weird to have made the cut for a game image gallery. I mean, we *did* lose that night, but I hardly think that I was one of the highlights worthy of posting.

The worst part is that I thought I looked *way* cooler than that. Disappointing to say the least...

11/14/06, 12:44 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Yeah, I don't look too cool in the photo that I'm in, either, but the other guy in the photo (the one wearing the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl jersey) looks like a regular chick magnet...

11/14/06, 9:32 PM

Anonymous mrs. brushback said...


11/16/06, 9:16 AM


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