My Role Model — Andrew M. Teno Jr.

There are many extraordinary people who influence my life greatly. This includes: my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. But, one person whom I admire and love, and whose love and loyalty to his family and friends is so great, is my grandfather, Andrew M. Teno Jr., my role model.

My grandfather was born in Johnstown in 1935, a survivor of the 1936 Johnstown Flood, as my great-grandmother carried him to safety. He attended school in Richland and at the age of eighteen went on to drive tractor-trailer. He was an owner operator and through the Teamsters Union hauled steel from the Johnstown plants to Chicago, Michigan, New York, and other states for forty years.

With the decline of the steel mills, he decided to buy a garage in Portage. He bought the garage on April 1st, 1981, and was open for business July 8th, 1981. Not only did he receive his mechanics inspection license in July, he also got his license to sell vehicles in August. For many years he worked at his garage as a mechanic building his customer base. His son started working for him 1990 and is now part owner of the business.

In 1988, an opportunity arose for him to haul fuel for Refiners Transport, who later became Bulk Material Inc., out of Duncansville. He worked at BMI for seven years, and after the company went out of business he became semi-retired at the age of sixty. These extra years that he worked added on to his pension in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union.

Teno's Truck and Auto Repair and Sales

My grandfather will turn eighty years old this year, and he still goes to the garage every morning around 7:30 a.m. He faithfully has a coffee break with some of his friends who stop in every day. With the ever-changing auto industry, my grandfather had to learn about the new computerized automobiles and the new auto emissions testing program. He still helps around the business now and works on vehicles, mostly trucks and fire trucks. He has many of the same customers as he did when he first opened for business. My grandmother calls him the janitor because he is always cleaning up and doing all of the repairs and maintenance on the building.

My love and admiration for him comes from how he treats his family, friends, and customers. He always finds time to attend the sporting events of his grandchildren and has sat through many in the rain and snow. He never forgets to give us a hug and tell us what a great job we did, or how to improve for the next game. I’ll always remember how he raises his glass for a toast on Christmas Eve and says how thankful he is for his family, as his eyes swell up with tears.

Penguins Down Flyers to take 2-1 Series Lead

The Pittsburgh Penguins took the first game of the series in Philadelphia by a score of 5-1 over the Flyers. This gives Pittsburgh a 2-1 series lead in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

1st Period

Today we are going to be testing a live chat room for game 3 of the Penguins vs Flyers series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The series is tied 1-1 with the Penguins taking the first game 7-0 and losing the second 1-5.
The Penguins won all 4 of the regular series games with the Flyers.
Still going through the pregame stuff. Just start the game already.
It would be nice to get this first game in Philly to regain home-ice advantage in the series.
The puck is dropped and Flyers are attacking early.
Crazy save by Murray on the one on one attempt by Patrick there.
Fight now. Not sure if any penalties would be assessed here.
Good no call there as the puck hit the Flyers guy and not the stick.
Another chance for the Flyers there and we are only 2 minutes into the game. Penguins have to get more aggressive.
The early action clearly favoring the Flyers. A few more shot attempts as the Pens have not been able to keep the puck in their zone.
4-1 scoring chances favoring the Flyers 5 minutes into the game.
Penguins are very slopping with their passing and the Flyers are taking advantage.
Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy
Penguins finally attacking the net.
Taking a few shots but are not able to keep the puck in the zone.
Flyers are winning the face off battle by a score of 6-1.
Crosby scores!
Circles around the back of the net and sneaks one through. Penguins lead 1-0.
It feels good knowing the Penguins have been outplayed by the Flyers and are still winning.
Flyers on the power play. Hoping the Penguins can maintain their lead.
Penguins hold on the power play.
Penguins on the power play now.
Time to extend the lead.
Penguins are unable to score on the power play. Still lead 1-0.
Murray stops a great chance by the Flyers. Flyers weren’t able to get their follow up shot with Murray out of net.
Flyers now following up that attack with another power play.
A broken stick and the end of the first period helped contain the power play as the Penguins keep their 1-0 lead into the break.
Everything has gone the way of the Flyers except for the score.

2nd Period

The 2nd period is underway.
Penguins finish off the power play of the Flyers left over from the first period.
And now the Penguins get their chance on a power play.
Pens score!
Derick Brassard with the power play goal for the Penguins. The lead is now 2-0 over the Flyers.
Pens catch a break on penalties to get a 4 on 4.
4 on 3 now. Flyers falling apart. Fans are booing.
Fans chant “Refs you suck”.
Malkin scores!
Penguins go up 3-0.
Penguins score again!
4-0 lead now.
Philly falling apart was an understatement. Stadium is now silent.
Flyers get a power play looking to get something going here.
Matt Murray is the difference in this game.
It is only halfway through the 2nd period and it feels like this game is over.
Penguins get another power play chance but are unable to score.
Flyers score and are now on the board down 4-1 with 6 minutes left in the 2nd.
Not a lot happening. The Flyers goal did not excite the crowd as the stadium has been quiet with some back and forth.
Flyers go on the power play but the end of the 2nd period disrupts their chance. Pens had a shot at a shorthand goal right as time ran out but it hit the side of the net.

3rd Period

The 3rd period is underway.
Flyers continue their power play.
Flyers do not score on their power play.
Penguins are on a power play here in 3rd. Very slow period as expected. Penguins very much in charge of this game.
And just like that, the Penguins scored again to go up 5-1. Everything going to the Penguins way once again.
Another slow stretch in the game with the home crowd completely out of the game.
Hopefully, this games marks a lost chance for the Flyers. They came out hot but weren’t able to connect early giving all of the momenta back to the Penguins.
Penguins are still getting shots on goal.
Flyers on a power play late but it won’t matter. Only a few minutes left.
Looks like another penalty on the Penguins as the puck is caught out of the air.
5 on 3 hockey for a bit here.
The Penguins hold and the game ends with a 5-1 win for the Penguins over the Flyers.
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