ANN ARBOR– Known throughout the league as the Manufacturing Line, forwards Chris Sutton, Andrew Thompson, and Brian Lefevre dominated play Tuesday night as Ashley’s Ruination topped Ice-o-topes C 6-3. “It feels great to be so productive offensively,” noted Thompson. “We’re a very productive line.”
Added Thompson: “I guess it only makes sense that we’d be called the Manufacturing Line, what with all this production.”
Thompson had two goals and two assists, with Lefevre adding a goal and an assist as the trio led the team in breakout after breakout, connecting on cross ice passes the turned into easy tap in goals. Defensemen Sean Payeur and Robbie Kuehnlein each added a goal.
“We manufacture goals,” said Sutton (goal, 4 assists) matter-of-factly.
Noting that Sutton was being a bit short-sighted, GM Mark Woods spoke to the bigger picture. “They manufacture wins and ultimately championships.” Woods recently received the Ken-Holland-of-the-Nineties award following Ruination’s ninth championship since coming to the front office. “It’s Supply Chain Management 101,” said Woods, stretching the metaphor to tortured lengths.
Woods also noted that the team may be adding sponsorship and apostrophes to their name. “If the deal goes through, you’ll be looking at Ruth’s Chris’s Ashley’s Ruination!”