Wednesday, January 13, 2010

S.V.C.U. vs Raiders ... IV.

No one needed any extra motivation to get up for this one as was evident at the frenzied pace of the first period. The Raiders opened the scoring on an odd man rush just moments after Craig "Wing Man" Zamzow went end to end only to be stopped by SVCU Alumnus Warren "Wall" Clark. Tipping in a picture perfect pass, Neil "Kid " Kichuk knotted the game at one. Playing the final 3 minutes of the period short handed, standout goalkeeper Mike "Smitty" Smith made two brilliant saves keeping the game all square.
After falling behind 3-1 part way through the second on goals by pesky Raider forward Chris Hunt, SVCU pulled to within one as "Disco" Darren Knight slipped one through the pads of the Raiders net minder. Playing short handed once more on a questionable tripping call on old school forward Pat "Crash" Morden, a Raider turnover at their blue line enabled Craig " Wing Man" Zamzow to dipsy doodle through the defense and slip a shorthanded marker inside the post blocker side. Minutes later Warren "Wheels" Gray took a long breakout pass from Mexico Bound Blaine "Soup" Campbell and made no mistake on the breakaway as he ripped a shot high over the glove of Clark. The PK was called upon once again as Blaine "Soup" Campbell was called for a mystery hook in the late stages of the game. SVCU (sporting their new "Tiger Red jerseys") were able to kill the penalty with some timely saves from Smith, who once again gave the CU faithful their monies worth. The goaltender adversaries of Clark and Smith staged an epic puck stopping clinic during the final minutes of the game, as SVCU held on to secure a 4-3 victory.

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