SVCU opened the week with a 7-7 draw against the Swan Valley Outlaws. Playing in the cold comfy confines of the Minitonas Arena, the team welcomed back with open arms, puck stopper Mike "Smitty" Smith. The part time Greens Keeper/Big Game Hunting Guide returned from a weeks hiatus and did not disappoint. Lulling the Outlaws by playing a "Dump and Chase" game to perfection, combined with Mike "Smitty" Smith's timely puck stopping, allowed Craig "Zdneo" Zamzow the opportunity to go end to end in the dying seconds of the game to salvage the tie. Redemption was bittersweet for the veteran defense man, as it was rumored he needed to be rocked to sleep by his 10 year old daughter after his previous outing.
Rookie Wade "Booster" Cable continues to impress management. The hard working, fore checking forward seems to have settled into his role as the team's defensive specialist. He continues to score timely goals, and has often been overheard offering tips and encouraging words to struggling team mate Kevin "Special K" Kopecky. Pat "Crash " Morden's youngest offspring Riley " Mini-Man Boy" Morden a late call up from the Swan Valley AA Midget Stampeders, played a solid game on the blue line. The big "Shit -Eating Grin" younger brother of current Everett Silvertips rookie blue liner Evan "Man Boy" Morden , played a "stay at home" game plan to perfection. The unselfish rookie AP stepped aside allowing veteran playing partner Craig "Zdeno" Zamzow to make countless end to end rushes all evening.
|Craig "Zdeno" Zamzow|
The second of back to back games had SVCU recording a 9-6 victory over SRFC on Wednesday evening. Brian " The Thrill" Gilroy put on yet another offensive display recording four goals and two assists. Despite being slough footed and laying motionless on the ice for more than 15 minutes, Gilroy miraculously recovered, stayed on the ice for the teams ensuing 5-3 power play, and sniped his third of the evening. The Flamboyant forward was quoted as claiming his offensive output would double if he shed 30 lbs on a conditioning stint with Roblin North Stars of the North Central Hockey League.
The drought is over for feisty forward Mark "Scoreless No More" Munro who found the back of the net twice on a record breaking 35 plus shots on net evening. "I'm just happy to shed that f*cking gorilla off may back, I can only imagine what must be going through Kevin "Special K" Kopecky's mind!" The snake-bitten Kopecky, who league statisticians are having a hard time retrieving the exact date of his last recorded goal, made several desperation end to end rushes, only to be stoned by SRFC net minder Ernie "The Glove" Pierrpont. The dejected sophomore quietly left the arena knowing that he is now the only active rostered player left to score for the famed SVCU.
|Brian "The Thrill" Gilroy|
|Mark "Scoreless No More" Munro|