Friday, January 30, 2009

One for "The Ages" ... ??

The second game of the dreaded "Three in a Row" tour, proved to be a character builder for the SVCU OldTymer's. Leaving the friendly confines of the Swan River Coral, 8 dedicated members headed south down Highway 83 for a rematch with the Kenville Flyer's. Late scouting reports had the Flyer's running at full swagger after knocking off the Outlaws earlier in the week. A disappointing loss to Kenville last week was all the motivation needed for this tilt. The McDonald-Gray-Gray trio , reunited for the first time in three years, blew out of the blocks, giving SVCU an early 2-0 lead. Moved up to the front end, Warren "Wheels" Gray did not disappoint. Registering an unofficial 14 shots on net, Gray led all scorers with 2. Fatigue became a factor, as the Flyer's youth and speed quickly shifted the momentum of the game.Trailing 3-2 with a 1:32 remaining , Rick "Whiskey " Liske Jr. picked up a loose puck in the Flyer 's end, and blindly fired it on net. Chris "Lanks" Zamzow, trolling in front , willed the rebound past the sprawling Kenville net minder. On the ensuing play, Jeremy "OT Kid", relived the magic one more time. With less than 30secs remaining, the calm , cool ,flashy right winger, showing the patience of a Saint, picked up a loose puck, deftly walked around two Kenville defence men and a confused /interfered with, goaltender, and deposited the puck into a wide open net. Mike "Smitty" Smith once again showed why he is considered the premier goaltender of the league by keeping the game within reach . Craig "Zammer" Zamow and Blaine "Soup Dog" Campbell, the twin towers, had little to complain about ice time. Playing for the full sixty minutes, the dynamic duo had a combined weight loss in water of about 90 lbs. by games end. This fits nicely into the big strapping D-Man's new training regime. Always one to offer struggling teammates words of encouragement, Campbell has volunteered to loan his personal shooter tudor and training DVD's to a certain forward who needs to work on his shooting skills. SVCU rounds out their "Three games in Three Nights" tour with a trip north to Bowsmen to take on the Silver Seven.

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