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Last place Schlitz upsets the top seed in game one, 2-1.

This is why you play the game on the ice, and not on paper.

Nobody, including this writer, gave the last place team any chance against the juggernaut navy team.

Well, we all have egg foo young on our faces, as the lowly Schlitz team backboned by sub goalie Justin Fortini, knocked off PBR 2-1 in game one.

It was 9-2 vs 2-9 in game one of the summer playoffs. But as we have seen before, the regular season is for personal stats only, and everyone usually comes to play in the post season.

After a scoreless first, the top seeded PBR team got on the board first. The league's leading scorer Mark Melito took a pass from Marc Teal to make it 1-0.

Then in the dying minutes of the middle period, utility player Mike Uretsky cashed in with help from Richard Breed and Brian Armand to tie it up at 1-1.

"We shuffled some lines, painted some lines, did some lines, whatever we needed to do to get on the board," said John Gambale.

Then late in the third Steve Thompson took a Todd Nichol pass and put it home behind a stunned Rollie Graham for a 2-1 gold lead. The last place team would hang on in the final two minutes to post the game one victory.

"Stunned," said Andy Long. "Completely stunned. They had no business being in this game with us. We were the favorites and supposed to win it all. I think I'm going to write a book and call it 'What Happened'."

Game two is next Friday.


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