Borlik Leaves Team, On Top

Longtime Squirrel Matt Borlik announced after the team’s 8-0 championship victory Sunday that he’ll be moving to Philadelphia within the next few weeks. Though we’ll expect to see him every once in a while when he comes down to visit, this marks the end of a tenure that’s lasted since 2002, when he nearly got into a fist fight with the then-team captain during a pick-up game soon before we recruited him as a backup goaltender.

Borlik was instrumental in two roller championships and two ice championships during his time with the Squirrels. We all had plenty of memories of him, from the punk clothing he’d wear into the locker room, the porn-star mustache, the broken doors, the rides from D.C. (the list goes on and on), but the best memories aren’t appropriate for publication.

We’ll miss ya, #98 (before he changed his number!)

Squirrels Pull Away, Advance to Finals

The Squirrels were down 1-0 in the first, tied it up, squandered a two-minute 5-on-3 power play, scored on a 4-minute power play, then poured on the goals in the third period to advance to their first finals in four years. That season, the Squirrels won the championship.

The Gardens IH – Logsdon      Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Screaming Squirrels 7 Nordiques 1
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Screaming Squirrels 1 2 4 7
Nordiques 1 0 0 1
Squirrels 36
Nordiques 15
Scoring Summary
Period 1
NordiquesWalter R. Bender (unassisted) , 6:17
Screaming SquirrelsCharles Wolstein (Robert Valdes) , 9:07
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsDesmond Richelsen (Donald Marks Jr.) , 9:03
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (powerplay) (Kyle Gassert) , 12:32
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (Benjamin Sumner) , 7:32
Screaming SquirrelsDesmond Richelsen (Daniel Carter) , 8:52
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter (Chi Pham) , 9:58
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (Daniel Carter, Kyle Gassert) , 12:36
Penalties
Period 1
(no penalties)
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsDesmond Richelsen – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 4:56
NordiquesHector Rosario – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 10:12
NordiquesKevin Dahya – (Slashing Minor), 2 min , 10:12
NordiquesDon Brodnax – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct Minor), 2 min , 11:40
NordiquesDon Brodnax – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 11:40
Period 3
NordiquesHector Rosario – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 5:16
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 5:28
Screaming SquirrelsTero Moberg – (Slashing Minor), 2 min , 13:41

Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Nordiques
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 15 14
Name Min Shots Saves
31 Terri Ball 45 36 29
Players
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks Jr. 0 1 1 0 0
4 Chi Pham 2 1 3 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 0 1 1 2 0
9 Charles Wolstein 1 0 1 0 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 1 0 1 0 0
17 Daniel Carter 1 2 3 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 1 1 0 0
21 Desmond Richelsen 2 0 2 2 1
25 Kyle Gassert 0 2 2 0 0
28 Matthew Borlik 0 0 0 0 0
55 Paul Patrinicola 0 0 0 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 2 0
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
2 Sarah Bucior 0 0 0 0 0
04 Eric Vermote 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kevin Dahya 0 0 0 2 0
10 Matt Bucior 0 0 0 0 0
19 Mike Dunlap 0 0 0 0 0
23 Don Brodnax 0 0 0 4 0
27 Walt Bender 0 0 0 0 0
28 Melissa Frederick 0 0 0 0 0
32 Tom Swindell 0 0 0 0 0
42 Trevor Frederick 0 0 0 0 0
72 Hector Rosario 0 0 0 4 0
81 Tom Munson 0 0 0 0 0
89 Regan Sweeney 0 0 0 0 0
91 Walter R. Bender 1 0 1 0 0

Squirrels Storm into Playoffs

Chi Pham storms the net. (Phil Van der Vossen)

The Screaming Squirrels easily survived the first round of the playoffs Sunday with an 8-0 victory against Gnu. They now advance to play the Nordiques or Laughing Skulls, pending the outcome of Monday’s Piranhas-Laughing Skulls game. Check out photos and videos of the game.

The Gardens IH – Resor      Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm
Screaming Squirrels 8 Gnu 0
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Screaming Squirrels 5 2 1 8
Gnu 0 0 0 0
Squirrels 31
Gnu 25
Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (unassisted) , 0:08
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (Robert Valdes) , 1:34
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (Robert Valdes, Benjamin Sumner) , 8:53
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (Charles Wolstein) , 10:47
Screaming SquirrelsDesmond Richelsen (unassisted) , 14:31
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsTero Moberg (Donald Marks Jr.) , 3:03
Screaming SquirrelsDonald Marks Jr. (unassisted) , 11:47
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsTero Moberg (unassisted) , 8:28
Penalties
Period 1
(no penalties)
Period 2
(no penalties)
Period 3
(no penalties)

Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Gnu
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 25 25
Name Min Shots Saves
00 Sub Mcelwain 45 31 23
Players
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks Jr. 1 1 2 0 0
4 Chi Pham 2 0 2 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 0 2 2 0 0
9 Charles Wolstein 0 1 1 0 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 2 0 2 0 1
17 Daniel Carter 0 0 0 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 0 0 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 1 1 0 0
21 Desmond Richelsen 1 0 1 0 0
25 Kyle Gassert 0 0 0 0 0
28 Matthew Borlik 0 0 0 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 2 0 2 0 0
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
0 Laurence Boles 0 0 0 0 0
2 John Magoon 0 0 0 0 0
3 Andrew Boswell 0 0 0 0 0
9 Nick Bergeris 0 0 0 0 0
12 Steve Chamberlain 0 0 0 0 0
13 Stephen Bergeris 0 0 0 0 0
20 Jim Shaffer 0 0 0 0 0
24 Kevin Bryant 0 0 0 0 0
34 Michael Poston 0 0 0 0 0
44 Dan Parker 0 0 0 0 0
68 Perri Nejib 0 0 0 0 0