Sunday, December 23, 2007

Scrooge ???

This just in off the wire, SVCU may have put a slight damper on the Swan River Raider's Annual Christmas Gathering by handing them an 8-2 festive beating. Icing seven skaters , along with the joyful return of SVCU puck stopper Mike "Smitty " Smith and offensive standout Jeff "Skinny " Knight, SVCU played the roles of Scrooge to a T. Perhaps it was the anticipation of post game festivities that weighed heavily on the minds of Raider defenders, or maybe it was the underestimation of SVCU's Magnificent Seven, whatever the reason , the SVCU Juggernaut continued to steam along. Craig "Zammer" Zamzow, Jeff "Skinny" Knight, and Warren "Wheels" Gray each tallied two with singles added by Warren "New Guy " Clark and Jeremy "OT Kid" Gray. Mike "Smitty" Smith recovering from the flu bug, was once again outstanding in the blue paint posting an impressive .976 sv pctg. Derek "Hips " Henklemen and Blaine "Soupy" Campbell owned the ice from the blue line in. Next action for SVCU will be Wednesday January 2 when they host the Minitonas Logge

Winning Ways continue...

Coming off a Wednesday evening of festive fun, a Friday night date in Minitonas against the Loggers would perhaps be a tall order for SVCU to fill. Once again , with only a handful of skaters making the road trip, SVCU relied on the perfect blend of youth and experience, and came away with a 12-4 win. Pulled off waivers , and filling in for an ailing Mike "Smitty" Smith, Glenn Nichiporuk provided some solid backstopping . The young gun trio of Tanner "Kid" McDonald, Evan "Man Boy" Morden , and recent rookie call up Chris "RBK" Belhuemer, provided enough legs for the whole team. The vet line of Pat "Crash" Morden, Warren "Wheels" Gray, and Rob "Energizer" McDonald used their puck movement prowess, to score numerous high light reel goals. The defensive corp. of Derek "Hips" Henklemen, Brian "Barnes " Minish, and Craig "Zammer " Zamzow logged big minutes, made big plays. One however may have questioned Craig "Zammer " Zamzow's choice of move on a penalty shot. Having perfected the "Malik " move to near mastery he left teammates bewildered on his less than impressive "Genoway" wannabe move. One teammate and close personal friend was quoted " Jesus, if he tries that move again, he better sharpen his fucking skates and lose 30 lbs."
Merry Christmas and all the best in 2008 !

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas SVCU style...

The annual "Christmas Inter Squad Skate and Feast" once again proved to be highly entertaining. Mike "Smitty " Smith and Marvin "Wall" Clarkson drafted 18 well conditioned athletes into "Team White and "Team Black". Clarkson, donning on the pads for team Black, was quoted "This is going to be a piece of cake". Jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead, it seemed if Clarkson's sentiments would ring true. Brian "Scoop" Gilroy, making his season debut, potted 2 goals, and was skating with the ease of an 18 year old. However, the Wall began to shake, and eventually came crashing down, as team White fought back and skated away with a 3-2 victory. Also skating with team Black was Chay Genoway ( on loan over the holidays from his parent club "The UND Fighting Sioux"), and Evan "Man Boy" Morden from the Swan Valley Bantam Stampeders. Skating with team White from the Bantam Stamps , Tanner "Kid" McDonald was caught looking at his pretty skates , and received a "Merry Christmas elbow Son ", delivered with perfection. Post game festive celebrations followed and a good game of cards rounded out the evening... Merry Christmas !!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

"An Impressive Debut..."

A recent call up from "The Black Aces" Marvin "Sniper" Clarkson potted five goals in a 13 - 4 romp over the Kenville Flyer's. If there was any doubt to Clarkson's rust or game conditioning, the double shifting center men let his numbers do the talking. In fact , Clarkson was later quoted " I felt good out there tonight, so good in fact , that I think I just may be interested in adding some "distance running" into my off season dry land training program next year." Also have a strong offensive showing was Warren "New Guy" Clark. The shifty right winger racked up a hat trick. The defensive trio of Blaine "Soupy" Campbell, Derek "Hips" Henklemen and Brian "Barnzee" Minish , once again provided stellar defence and a superb transition game. Mike "Smitty" Smith shut down what little threat the Flyer's posed. Gary "Duke" Kennedy playing like a twenty year old, pulled a few moves that may not have been seen since the thirties. Showing that he hasn't forgotten the move that brought home the cup, Jeremy "O.T. Kid" Gray snapped a rocket under the cross bar. SVCU's annual "Christmas Turkey and Skate" will be held next Wednesday. Rumour has it that current "Black Aces" Brian "Scoop" Gilroy and Jayson "Stripes" Ryden may be ready to make the jump to the parent club. Only time will tell.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Bar Tending Santas......

In keeping with a festive season tradition, once again two Bar tending Santas from the S.V.C.U. Old Tymer's Hockey club provided their expertise to the staff of the SVCU Credit Union at their annual Christmas party. Despite the bitter cold temps., a hearty crowd of 80 or so, gathered Friday night at the Big Woody Hall. Sensing the crowd needed a little loosening up, the Bar tending Santas knew that Spicy Caesar's and Velvety Smooth Paralyzers would be welcome libations. Following a superb turkey dinner with all the fixings, prepared by infamous Vernice Eggie and staff, M.I.A . defence men and part time banker Craig "Zammer" Zamzow got the crowd participating in the annual Christmas Olympic Games. Other notable celebrities seen smooshing about were none other than SVCU defensive stand out Blaine "Soupy" Campbell and well known Philanthropist and General Manager Mel Edmunds . A relaxing and enjoyable evening was had by all, and as always , two new Bar tending Santas will be ready to pressed into action next year.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

That will make Five...

In an up tempo game, SVCU skated to a 9 to 6 victory over the Swan Valley Outlaws. Once again Defence played a key role in securing their fifth straight win. Gary "Duke" Kennedy was recorded as having 8 shots on goal, capitalizing on one. Derek "Hips" Henklemen provided some scoring from the back end tallying 2 markers. Warren "Wheels " Gray , logging some major minutes on the blue line, broke up countless Outlaw rushes. Chris "Lanks" Zamzow also seeing action on the blue line found the back of the net twice. Warren "New Guy" Clark posted on the blue line, played a solid two way game. Mike "Smitty " Smith kept the Outlaws at bay, coming up with the big save time after time. SVCU will try to extend their streak to Six next Wednesday night when they host the Kenville Flyer's.