Revenge was sweet for SVCU Monday night as they avenged the recent debacle where Action took them out behind the woodshed.
SVCU, ravaged by a severe case of the Action flu, managed only 5 regular skaters and Danton Ashcroft as an AP.
Despite facing the young legs of former Stamps Ryan Bettesworth and Wayne Bass, SVCU's slick puck movement (reminiscent of the Central Red Army KLM Line) led the short-staffed club to a 21-7 victory Monday night.
As always Smitty was a rock between the pipes as he foiled both Bass and Bettesworth on penalty shots, not to mention stoning Wally on several glorious opportunities.
Leading the way offensively was the club patriarch Barnes "Blast" Minish and Pat "PIM" Morden with 5 goals apiece.
"Dangerous" Derek Holtom lit the lamps for 3 and threw in a hatty celebration Tiger Williams would have been proud of.
Jeremy "stick handle in a phone booth" Gray added 3 goals and a franchise record 14 assists.
On the back end Danton "Cole" Ashcroft (in his 2nd AP stint of the season) was an absolute rock on the blue line, covering for his wandering d partner all night, while finding time to chip in 2 goals.
Craig "Benedict Arnold" Zamzow was traded back from Action for one stubby Club during the pre-game skate and managed to chip in 2 goals while only being on for 7 against. The tidy +14 will improve his season +/- to respectable double digits (-96).
The club suffered from a vast array of excuses on the night, Shooter in Mexico, Wheels in Texas, Cowboy in Edmonton, Soup at Karch Kiraly Camp, Gil finishing a 3-course meal of black-eyed peas and cracked ribs, Blogmeister AWOL, and Meathead seeding his Winter Wheat.
SVCU hits the ice Wednesday night vs Silver Seven, and hope to have a much better turnout.
Tourney coordinator updated the club and advised we are presently at 11 teams for the Easter Weekend tourney.
Waiting on feedback from a couple Federal League teams as well as the Barrows Golden Arrows to see who will the fill the 12th and final spot in the 35th Annual Event.