Wednesday, April 7, 2010

S.V.C.U. 2009-2010

Super Sunday...

Game one on "Super Sunday" had S.R.F.C. tangle with the Burners from Bowsman. In a see-saw battle, S.R.F.C. prevailed with a 7-5 victory. Game 2 had the "Big Island Bears" do battle with the "Old Ducker's" from Gladstone. The Bear's proved to be to much for the short benched Duckers, and skated to a 8-5 win. In the "C" final, Swan River Raider's came up short, losing 7-5 to the Birtle Old Pucker's. Brad Zimmer had a Hattie in the win, while Sean Eggie netted two for the Raiders. The "B" final had the Winnipegosis Hawks out gunning Valley Incorporated 11-2. Duane Clarkson lead all Hawk scorers with 5, while Jeff Weist sniped the natural hat trick in the losing cause. The "A" final pitted the host SVCU Old timers against cross town rivals Swan Valley Outlaws. With the Outlaws power play clicking on all cylinders, the host team found themselves down 5-0 going into the final period. Any sign of a comeback was quickly put to bed by the outstanding goal tending display put on by Battling "Butch" Hodgson. Ricky the "Rifle" Betcher, lead all scorers with 2, while veteran blue liner, Gene "Viper" Vestby added a single, 2 helpers, and a pulled groin. Wade "Dukem" Davy, showing the poise and self discipline of a "Lady Byng" candidate, went all four games without a single penalty minute! Although the mood was a bit subdued in the SVCU dressing room , a round of post game refreshments quickly turned into talk of " We'll have another run at them Outlaws next year Boys!" Thus comes to close another exciting "Old Time" hockey season. See you all on the links !!!!
Wade "Dukem" Davy Penalty leader 2007 SVCU Tourney.

Dressing Room Shots...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Big Beef Banquet....

SVCU's netminder continues the streak...

It was another goal tending clinic put on by SVCU net minder Mike "Smitty" Smith. After running the table for two full games, Smitty was game to make it three S.O. in row. Dancing D-man , Warren "Wheels" Gray controlled the game from the opening puck drop, flashy end to end rushes, sweeping poke checks, and laser precision wrist shots. His three point performance earned him the "Working Man's" hat , as SVCU went on to a 4-0 win over the Birtle Old Puckers. The win all but secured a spot in the "A" final on Sunday.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

SVCU tame the "Big Island Bears" 3 - 0...

SVCU cage keeper Mike "Smitty" Smith continued to dazzle , recording his second straight shut out in as many nights. The "Blue Paint " specialist was spectacular, thrwarting Bear shooters with his lightning quick reflexes and "Fish Net" like glove hand. Needing to score early (new tie breaker format), Neil "Chooker" Kikchuk, cashed in on his own rebound  less than 2 minutes into the match. With the pressure off, SVCU took control of the game, and never looked back. Snake bitten third line combination of McDonald, Knight, Gray, aka the infamous M-K-G line, had numerous opportunities, with Knight finally breaking the curse on a picture perfect pass from Jeremy "O.T. Kid" Gray. Half board specialist, Chris "Lanks" Zamzow, put the game away late with an open net gift. SVCU finish the round robin with a tilt against the "Old Puckers" from Birtle.

"Cherry Picking " extradionare Randy "Red Line" Matekia, held scoreless in tonight's match was called out on what could be considered questionable "defensive play". Free wheeling defender Warren "Wheels"  Gray could only stretch so many passes , before the Big Island netminder finally figured out to leave the blue paint and cut Matekia off.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

SVCU open Tourney with a big Win...

SVCU skated to a 7 - 0 victory over  Bowsman to officially open the 35 annual Old Timer's Tournament. At the 13 minute mark of the first period,  Craig "Zdeno" Zamzow jumped up into the play and wired a wrist shot passed a sprawling Burner goaltender. Less than a minute later the Dangling D-man netted his second of the evening, and SVCU never looked back. Brian "Magic Man" Minish had a very productive evening, scoring once , and adding a couple of helpers. Mike "Smitty" Smith had a sensational start to his weekend. Although not tested often, the perennial All Star Puck stopper was called upon in the dying minutes to come up big to preserve the shut out and be awarded co- winner  player of the game.
SVCU will clash with the Flin Flon "Big Island Bears" Friday evening.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

SVCU Tourney Review 2010

Check out the in-depth analysis of this year's Tournament line up. Thanks to Craig "Zdeno" Zamzow for this enlightening report ! Click on " full screen" to see the full article.

SVCU Tourney Newsletter 2010                                                            

It's Tourney Time....

SVCU management have issued this nation wide warrant to all law enforcement agencies. What started out as a "Get Away with the wife", may be in fact be a ploy to force the hand of negotiations with the organization. Keown, coming off a sensational rookie season, has been quietly testing the waters in another league. As an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, Keown, acting on the advice of his agent, may choose to go M.I.A. this weekend. Director of player personnel, and former SVCU penalty minute leader, Dave "The Butcher" Bettesworth had this to say, " You can tell the F**ken Country Crooning S.O.B., that if he is a no show this weekend, he will be lucky to find a job tethering horses at the Dawson Bay Hotel !" Keown, his wife, and agent were unavailable for comment.