Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
SVCU's net minder Mike "Smitty" Smith played an outstanding game, stopping 48 of 50 shots, en route to a 3-2 win over the Valley Outlaws. Warren Gray opened the scoring for SVCU with a rocket wrist shot that beat Valley puck stopper "Butch" Hodgson short side. Chris "Concuss" Zamzow extended the lead to 2 , with a seeing eye dog shot off the iron .The Outlaws rallied to tie the game at 2 early in the second. Barry "Shooter" Eggie put CU ahead when he cashed in on a goal mouth scramble. Questionable officiating and some spirited play had SVCU 2 man short for the final 5 minutes. Smith, equal to the task, closed the door on yet another victory for SVCU. Country crooner and rookie sensation Ryan "Cowboy" Keowan left the game early in the second period after having an errant puck ride up his stick and clip him in the face. The injury comes at a most inopportune time , as he is currently in the middle of an album cover shoot. Concerned teammates have offered possible alternatives for the up and coming album cover......
Sunday, December 13, 2009
After suffering a 10-8 loss to the Kenville Flyer AA Midget team, SVCU skated to a 11-4 victory over the Loggers on the Frozen Tundra known as the Minitonas arena. CU alumnus Warren Clark on loan from the Swan River Raiders, filled in admirable for Mike "Smitty" Smith. Clark , a former puck stopper for the Dauphin Kings, spent the majority of the evening trying to stay warm in the comfy confines of the War Memorial Arena. Ryan "Cowboy" Keown led all SVCU scorers with 4 goals. Some long-standing rumors about Randy Mateika "going both ways" were proven accurate as he was forced to drop back to blue line for the last period. Veteran forward and team elder statesman Barry "Shooter" Eggie saw his first game action of the season and his mastery of the boards and snapshot were still evident. Darren "Pancake" Knight saw his first game action since "the hit" heard round the Valley! With his teenage son cheering him on "Pancake" was stoned during a first period penalty shot by Logger net minder Jason Jersak. Other CU goal scorers were Jeff Knight, Chris Zamzow, Brian Minish, Blaine Campbell, Derek Holtom,and Craig Zamzow. Management has some tough decisions to make regarding the future of diminutive forward Rob " Slug" McDonald. After being "unclaimed" on the waiver wire, and the unsuccessful attempt to trade him to Swan River Action for an undisclosed amount of tape, the situation has left management shaking their heads. Director of Player Personnel and former CU standout David Bettesworth issued this statement "We have had talks with both McDonald and his agent and have tried to make it crystal clear to them the direction the club is taking and how we see him fitting into our long term plan. Then we asked how his bottle washing and stick carrying abilities rated." SVCU's next action is Wednesday night when they entertain the Swan Valley Outlaws.
"Happier Days" circa 2007 Championship Run.
"Happier Days" circa 2007 Championship Run.
Friday, December 11, 2009
It seems strapping C.U. Blue liner Blaine "Soup Dog" Campbell is seriously thinking of a career change. The transformation began two summers ago, when then a heavier, heartier ,Campbell had a chance meeting with fashion Macho man and provocateur Sean Avery -- by some accounts the most hated player in the National Hockey League. "He is ridiculously obsessed with fashion and fitness," Avery commented. "He loves it more than anything in the world. It's something he has always wanted to do." Following a strict diet and nutrional regieme, the one time "Wing and Whiskey King", recently made the top ten list of Canada's "Fittest and Sexiest Old Time Hockey Players". Campbell , a recent no-show the last few games, and has some teammates wondering if there is any truth to the "Play Girl" cover shoot rumors running over the wire. His publicist has advised that he will be unavailble to comment until early in the new year.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
After settling for a tie in Minitonas against the Valley Outlaws in a game dubiously dubbed "The Hit that was felt throughout the Valley", C.U. strung together a rather nice run of four wins.The latest game saw the third match up of the season with cross town rivals Swan River Raiders. C.U. wasted no time jumping out to an early 3-0 lead and held on to win 6-5. Puck stopper Mike "Smitty" Smith was outstanding, quelling any Raider Nation comeback. Potting two goals apiece, the brother's Gray put on a performance that has been equaled only by the Sedin twins of the Vancouver Canucks. C.U. rounds out the week with a Wednesday night tilt with the Kenville Flyer's, followed by a Friday "Wing and Beer fest" in Minitonas against the Logger's.