Mission Axiom keeps rolling along….
With temperatures in the high 40’s and no humidity, it was a perfect night for MLRH hockey in Irvine, Ca at the 949 Roller Hockey center. The preparing teams composed of the Revision Vanquish, Mission Axiom, LA Pama Cyclones, 949 Anarchy and the Hollywood Dream, would take the floor multiple times and see that sportcourt floor, be tilted in favor of the Axiom.
Mission went 3 – 0 on the day to better their season record to 7 – 0. Once again, the unstoppable twin towers line of Chris Connole and Aaron Moss, not only outhit their opponents, but outscored them too. Making things even worse for whoever faced Mission was the fact that Steve “soupy” Campbell made his MLRH pro debut playing alongside the towers and adding his vast pro experience to the onslaught Mission placed on everyone who met them. When the dust settled, Mission had outscored their opponents, 36 to 5. Mike Urbano was rarely tested on the night as the Mission defense, led by Tommy Tyler and John Massey, were not in a giving mood to allow opponents to have the opportunities to score from down low. The LA Pama Cyclones were bolstered by the return of Itan Chavira from Spain, where he had finished playing pro hockey. Chavira, a crowd favorite, danced and dazzled the crowd with some great moves and of course, unbelievable speed. Chavira, showed everyone how quick and agile he was by dodging several checks and finishing several as well, his brother, Juaquin, tallied and assisted numerous times to reach the 40 point plateau in only seven games. Pama also welcomed back Kevin Adams, Mike Nijjar, Sabraj Nijjar, Armen Kler and defensive quarterback, Gerry Osterkamp. The rematch between Mission Axiom and the Pama Cyclones is set as one of the games of the week for February 5th, our next webcast from Irvine, so don’t miss out on that.
The home team 949 Anarchy added players Brett “Oly” Olinger and Jonathan Stover to their lineup. Stover, who took a run at Pama’s Itan Chavira with only a few seconds remaining in a 6 – 5 Pama win, was met by the wrath of Juaquin Chavira, who got tangled up with Stover and sent a clear message. The Anarchy would win their game over Revision, but drop their other decision in a game which Mission Axiom dominated from start to finish. The Revision Vanquish rounded out the day with a record of 1 – 2, being handed several goal defeats by the Anarchy and Pama Cyclones. Chris Padilla of the Vanquish left early in his second game with what appeared to be a broken hand. Joey Larrichia, brother of Josh Larrichia, made his debut with the Vanquish and his presence was immediately felt. The Vanquish lost MLRH leading goal scorer as of January 8th, Tyler Svoboda, who was recovering from whiplash he received in a car accident and also Robbie Alexander, (undisclosed). Both players should return to the lineup on February 5th. The Hollywood Dream continued their plight to equal the frustration of the 1975 Washington Capitals , who would win only 9 games that eighty game season. The Dream who were sorely short handed as Jr DeGroote, Dan Center, Marcus Esperaza, Gabe Campos and Gary Luisi, all were out and unable to play, set a record for most goals allowed by a team in an event. Dream’s goaltender, Nate Cabrera was not happy with his team’s play or their defense. Cabrera has faced 184 shots in only seven games this season, so it’s unfair to point the finger in his direction. The Dream needs to get their game and act together, or it’s a long way to March. Bright spots were Chris Fraterrigo scored four goals and added two assists against the Pama Cyclones for a personal and team best.
February 5th MLRH PRO, IRVINE , CALIFORNIA
3:00pm Hollywood Dream vs. 949 Anarchy
3:50pm Revision Vanquish vs. Pama Cyclones
4:40pm 949 Anarchy vs. Mission Axiom
5:30pm Revision Vanquish vs. Hollywood Dream
6:00pm RHTV GOES LIVE
6:20pm Mission Axiom vs. LA Pama Cyclones
7:10pm 949 Anarchy vs. Revision Vanquish
RHTV goes off air
8:00pm Hollywood Dream vs. 949 Anarchy
8:50pm 949 Anarchy vs. Mission Axiom
9:40pm Revision Vanquish vs. Pama Cyclones