Thursday, November 29, 2007
S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's kept their winning streak alive at four , with a 7-4 win over the R.C.M.P. After a shaky start, S.V.C.U. found themselves down 2-0 just minutes into the game. A tremendous glove hand save by Mike "Smitty " Smith shifted the games momentum . Rob "Energizer" McDonald opened the scoring for S.V.C.U. on a perfect feed from Blaine " Soupy " Campbell. Within minutes the score was notched, and by the time Chris " Lanks " Zamzow returned to the bench from a skate repair, S.V.C.U. was up by one. Veteran left winger Barry "Shooter " Eggie had a a very strong performance notching two goals and assisting on one other. Warren "Wheels" Gray found open daylight all night , only to fire shot after shot over the opposing goal. Jeff "Skinny " Knight, skating on new blades, found his game in the second period, scoring a beaut himself. The back end was once again solid as a rock. A true test of S.V.C.U. 's moxy, will be had next Wednesday night as they host the Swan Valley Outlaws.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Skating to a 5-3 win over Swan River Raider's , S.V.C.U. extended their winning streak to three . Sporting a "full" bench , S.V.C.U. pressed rookie Raider goalie Josh Hohn all night long. As a late minute call up from the Parkland Rangers AAA Midget Hockey Club, Hohn came up big time after time, keeping the Raider's in the game. Credit Union's blue line played an outstanding transition game, capitalizing on turn overs, jumping in on countless odd man rushes. Sophomore Defense men Derek "Hips" Henklemen carried the mail more times than a city of Winnipeg Postie, leaving defensive partner Blaine "Soupy" Campbell wondering what side of the ice he should play. A welcome return to the line up, Warren "Wheels" Gray gave the break away threat that was sadly missing the previous game. T.S.N. Turning point of the game came when Jeremy "O.T. Kid" Gray roof daddied a snap shot under the cross bar. S.V.C.U. will try to continue their winning streak next Wednesday when they play host to the Swan River R.C.M.P.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Icing no less than seven skaters, S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's handed Swan River Action their second straight loss in less than a week. . In a game that saw S.V.C.U. play the trap to near perfection, and capitalizing on their scoring opportunities, the Old Tymer's easily skated to a 12-5 win. . Playing an estimated 58 minutes, defense men Brian "Barnes " Minish was once again solid on the blue line. Pressed into action on the back end, it was quite evident that Rob "Energizer" McDonald was in over his head. Adding a new dimension, his "stay at home " tactics many of his teammates confused. An unnamed source was quoted as saying " If I hear McDonald use "the I have no edge or blade "excuse for not crossing over the red line, one more time, I think I'm going to run him ! " The forward combinations of Kennedy - Gray - Morden - Bowles , executed the dump and chase game flawlessly. And of course Mike "Smitty" Smith stood tall between the pipes, denying Action shooters all night long. Looking for more depth on the bench, S.V.C.U . will host Swan River Raider's Wednesday Night.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Coming off a week and a half lay off, Mike "Smitty " Smith back stopped the S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's to a 10 - 4 victory over Swan River Action. Foiling opposition shooter's from close in , controlling rebounds with ease, Smitty single handily helped restore the confidence and order that was sadly missing in the previous outing. Derek " Tape to Tape " Henkleman made his season debut, shoring up that all important fourth D-man position. It was quite obvious that his off-season training and extra curricular activities, have helped him maintain his high level of fitness and stamina. Partnered up with veteran defence men Blaine "Soup" Campbell , the young Henklemen gave us a flash back to the past, emulating the passing prowess of his father, former S.V.C.U. all-star defence men Lorne "Hugs" Henkelmen. Garry "Duke " Kennedy, having one of his best games this season, ended up with the Gordie Howe Hat trick. His ability to intimidate opponents all night long, put him on the score sheet for two goals, two helpers, and four pims. Chris "lanks" Zamzow put in a strong third period. Shaking the rust from his legs, he had countless scoring chances. Now if he could only find a cure for the cement in his hands, and share it with teammate Rob "wrong turn" McDonald. Also making his season debut was Barry "Shooter" Eggie. The veteran line of Eggie, Gray, and Knight moved the puck around with the precision and control of a heart surgeon. At times they had a little to much "Finnish" and not enough finish. Action will have a chance to redeem themselves as both teams tangle again Monday night in the corral.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Coming off back to back wins, S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's decided it was time to take a page out of the Toronto Maple Leaf play book. What could at best be described as a less than Lacklustre performance, S.V.C.U. allowed a Heinz 57 team to come in and give them a sound beating. Rick "Red Light Raccicot " Reich was thrown into action and despite riding a very long winning streak, found himself battling the puck all night long. To his credit , his stand up style had on occasion stymied opposition shooters, as well as his teammates. One bright spot , in this dull sullen affair, was the play of Tanner "Kid" McDonald. A unnamed source was quoted , " kid can skate like the wind, but maybe he should try it with the puck. I did admire his grit and intensity, not sure about the "wife beater" though." After a few moments of reflection in the dressing room after this loss, veteran defence men Craig "Zammer" Zamzow summed it " Boys, we'll get over it, the sun will rise tomorrow morning ! Hey Rob grab me a beer will ya !"
Monday, November 5, 2007
In what could be described as their best defensive outing this year, S.V.C.U. won a tight checking game against a much younger Swan River Raider hockey club 5-3 Sunday night . Once again running a short bench, which was missing the likes of Warren Gray and Jeff Knight, arguably two of the top snipers on the team, S.V.C.U. relied on a solid team defensive effort. At times , this type of play seemed to confuse the younger , faster Raider players. Veteran all-star defence men Blaine "Soupy" Campbell and Craig "Zammer " Zamzow logged their usual 58 plus minutes each, breaking up countless rushes, and sending head high clearing passes to breaking forwards. The dynamic duo also had a very strong offensive showing, accounting for three of the five S.V. C. U. goals. Rookies Chris Zamzow and Aaron Goethe had strong debuts. Chris had the the pleasure of filling in as the third D-man. and was overheard on the bench saying "I don't think I'm gonna puke, my wind is fine now, but my legs are toast." Lugging 40 plus minutes in his first game may have been a little to much to ask of the young fella. Rookie Aaron Goethe was the spark veteran line mates Dennis "Surgeon" Bowles and Gary "Duke" Kennedy were looking for. Leaving the tireless Goethe to handle all fore checking and back checking assignments, Kennedy and Bowles concentrated on hacking and wacking in front of the Raider goal all night. The McDonald Morden Gray line were not to be held scoreless as Jeremy "O.T. Kid" Gray found the back of the net early in the second period. Mike "Smitty" Smith was exceptionally sharp between the pipes, handling many close range shots with ease, once again showing that his expertise is not limited to his "Green " keeping abilities at the Swan River Golf and Country club.