Insomniak GM Phil Moratti took some heat for the direction he went in the off season after winning the Legend Cup. While losing 3 top players to free agency including RPM's Mike Hannon, Moratti decided to go after the unknown and against all wisdom, drafted and signed 9 rookies. Now, after a 4-3 win in Sunday night's IRHL opener, it appears there is a method to the madness as the Insomniaks looked in mid-season form whilst defeating former teammates Anthony Pirie, Jerry Fronek, Tim Paquin and tender Mike Montgomery. Four different Insomniaks were credited with goals as Sean Deering, Bryon Medina and Joel Allison scored with Eric McHugh being credited with the game winner.
Millennium Falcons Lose Opener, Franchise now Pursued by Canadian Buyer
The Falcons opened the season with a 9-8 loss to Rachke RPM Sunday night with an extremely short bench and hours later learned they were being shopped to a yet unnamed Canadian buyer. If sold, the players would have to move out of Han Solo's spaceship.
RPM easliy led the game 5-1 early in the second period when the Falcons Joe Vish caught fire? and led a furious comeback which resulted in the game being tied 8-8 with just over a minute and half left in the 3rd when Mike Hannon scored to win the game for Rachke RPM. At least this is how we think the game ended...hiccup....