GMan scores first goal as a Teenager as Wings beat Vineland
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Garrett Goebel, known affectionately as Gman to teammates and fans in the sled hockey world, scored his first goal since turning thirteen, as the Wings of Steel defeated the Vineland sled stars 6-1 in league action played at the Skate Zone on Saturday. Isiah Beck led the offensive attack with three goals. Yazid Ismael started his first game in nets for the Wings and allowed just the one goal. Ismael got some help on the defensive front as Paul “Freight Train “Tursi, made his first start after coming off surgery and was a force on defense along with Robert “the Beast” Vettese.

Isiah opened the scoring early in the game scoring on a breakaway to put the Wings up 1-0. Later in the period Beck made it 2-0 as he maneuvered around the defense and found the short side. The Wings kept the pressure on in the second period and Jesse Beck would score his sixth goal of the year to give the Wings a 3-0 lead after two periods. The third period would see the Wings dominate in the offensive zone and team captain Mike Mauger would put the Wings up 4-0. Then just about one minute later Gman would have a breakaway and as he crossed the line almost everyone in the stands were on their feet in hopes that G would score and as he fired the puck from just over the blue line, the goalie never had a chance as the blistering shot found the short side and the crowd went wild. It’s the loudest I have ever heard at a sled game and Gman raised his arms in triumph, but was his usual analytical self when asked how it felt to make that unassisted goal.

Vineland would spoil the attempted shutout by Ismael, but surrendering just one goal in his first start is an awesome way to kick start his goalie career. Isiah completed a hat trick late in the game as the Wings exacted revenge from an earlier loss to Vineland.

Notes: There were several unconfirmed reports that some female fans were seeking out the Gman after the game, but he was unavailable for comment. Also the Wings were able to rotate some new players into the game. The future for the Wings of Steel looks bright with players like Steve Belcher, Lucas Harrop, Jay Cedeno, Anthony Ambrose, Shane Rinaldo and Kai ‘Fire’ Dakhari.

Go Wings!

More photos coming soon. Thank you Stephanie Belcher for the photos!