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Week 3 Report

By Eric Krol

The LTHL paused before tonight's games to remember the South Side's Barry Daniels, a 49-year-old table hockey enthusiast who died the previous Tuesday from a heart attack while playing basketball against a team of paramedics and firefighters. Barry mostly played Coleco in the CTHL, but wasn't afraid to come out to Lemont ahd play Stiga from time to time. Gerald Pytlewski was nice enough to put together a mini-memorial of Barry that players looked at in between games. Afterward, we cranked it up to play two rounds of 12 games each in less than five hours. Marathon training. Fourteen players showed up, but one left early and another showed up late, so it was 13 players in each round robin. A newcomer was longtime Lemont resident Sam Gargano. Nice to have Sam there. Taking top honors was Ron Marsik, who won 21 of his 24 games, losing only to Lemont's Jim Rzonca and third-place finisher Jeff Thill. I believe latecomer Dan Lord got the tie against Ron, who lodged an amazing nine shutouts, giving up 25 goals in 24 games total. Chargo played well, going 18-4-2, with Jeff Thill really breaking out with a dominating first round and 15-4-5 record on the evening. Aurora's Jeff Farwell continued to play well, going 14-7-3. Lemont's Garry Butler had a strong first round but cooled somewhat in the second round, going 11-10-3. Homer Glen's Eric Krol had a frustrating evening, playing very well against top players like Chargo and Jeff Thill (tying each of them) and even defeating Rzonca once, but losing other games to players who finished lower on the evening than he did. We're off next week as Rich Thill's Coleco league in South Holland kicks off, but return Jan. 22 in Lemont.


Three Stars of the night
1. Ron Marsik...amazing defense and can still find the net on O.
2. Jeff Thill...made a statement with breakout night.
3. Jeff Farwell...continuing to improve at Stiga.



Standings

PLAYER                      W   L   T   GF  GA  GP LTHL PTS
RON MARSIK                 21   2   1  106  25  24   15
ROB CHARGO                 18   4   2  100  26  24   14
JEFF THILL                 15   4   5   76  53  24   13
JIM RZONCA                 16   6   2   98  56  24   12
JEFF FARWELL               14   7   3   81  61  24   11  
GARRY BUTLER               11  10   3   70  77  24   10
ERIC KROL                   9   9   6   72  67  24    9
JOHN MEDEMA                 8  13   3   46  60  24    8
RICH PARKER                 8  14   2   58  68  24    7
JOE SALAZAR                 6  15   3   42  77  24    6
DAN LORD                    6   4   2   44  32  12    5 
RICH THILL                  5  17   2   39  84  24    4
JERRY PYTLEWSKI             1   9   2   18  54  12    3
SAM GARGANO                 0  24   0   16 126  24    2


Note: each player gets one point for attendance and points based on what place they finish.

Box Scores


First Round Robin

Second Round Robin

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