Monday, October 29, 2007

S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's Bounce Back .....

The S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's avenged a 10-8 home opener loss with a masterful 11-5 road win in Hudon Bay on Sunday night. Returning to the line up was veteran defence man Barnes who immediately showed the results of an off season running program. He walked right in with the two other D-men , Soupy and Zammer, showing mid-season form in this his first skate of the year. Jeff " Skinny " Knight had a brilliant offensive showing netting 6 of the goals himself. The trio of Knight -Gray- Kennedy had the Bay Boys reeling in their own end for much of the game. The McDonald- Morden- Gray combination also had a strong outing, giving S.V.C.U an early 2- 0 lead. Smitty once again was solid between the pipes, shutting down shooters all night long. Warren Gray , skating on a pair of loaner skates, never missed a stride, and of course one cannot overlook the commitment of veteran defencemen Craig Zamzow, who once again took one for the team.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

SVCU Old Tymer's Drop Season Home Opener...

In front of an ethusiastic crowd of four, the S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's lost 10 -8 to the Hudson Bay Old Bulls. S.V.C.U. came out of the gates fast opening up a 5-1 lead. However, the Old Bulls , who are a well disiplinced, hard working team from the Gap, never threw in the towel. Notching a few qiuck goals had the Old Bulls right back in the game. As the game wore on, it became very apparent that the 'Summer of Celebration" had finally caught up to the boys. Trading goals back and forth, the Old Bulls finally opened up a insurmountable three goal lead. A late come back fell short leaving the S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's questiong their off season antics. Game two of the home and home series resumes Sunday Night in Hudson Bay.

C.U. Oldtymer's Training Camp down in numbers....

For the first time in franchise history, the Swan Valley C.U. Old Tymer's opened training camp as the defending champions. A less than stellar turn out for the one evening camp, left some veteran's wondering if the post Championship celebration had been taken to the extreme. Many of the veteran players or better put , all returning vets were in anything but game shape. It was quite obvious that the strict off season dry land training regime that helped get this organization to the top, was shunned in favour of a more relaxed off season of long hours on the links or ball diamond followed by endless hours of over indulging in high carb refreshments. Time will tell if this type training will reap the same benefits ?? Chris Chelios tells all about former C.U. Old Tymer's coach in an exclusive interview.....

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rex the Golden Vet

A tribute to the Golden Vet .....

More Tourney Tidbits.....

The 32nd annual Credit Union OldTymers hockey tournament was a smashing success as 12 teams competed for top honours.
This year’s A-side final was between Swan Valley Credit Union (SVCU) and Flin Flon when the SVCU scored two goals early in the first period.
The SVCU held their lead into the third period, but Flin Flon picked up speed and in the last six minutes of the game scored two goals making the score 2-2.
The game then went into overtime and SVCU forward Jeremy Gray ( O.T. Kid) scored the winning goal in overtime bringing the SVCU to 3-2.
“This is the first time I know, and I’ve been with the team for 30 years, that the A-side final has gone into overtime,” said SVCU team spokesperson Brian Minish. “Last year we lost to Flin Flon in the A-side final and this year we beat them. So it was pretty special.”
In the B-side final Hamiota faced off against Kenville and in the end Kenville won, beating Hamiota 7-4.
The C-side final came down to the Raiders up against Gladstone and in the end the Raiders beat them 7-4 claiming victory for the C-side final.
While there was one team who backed out of the competition on March 26, organizers were able to find a replacement.
“We were searching for a team and we were able to get Birtle in and so that was nice,” said Minish.
He also noted this is one of the longest running old timers hockey tournaments in the province.
“Some of the teams have been coming to this tournament just about every year,” said Minish.
“Gladstone has been here every year, they maybe missed one or two years.”
Teams keep coming back every year because they have a great time.
“Everybody had fun and nobody got hurt bad so it went very well,” said Minish. “And the guys are pretty happy.”