Director of Player Personnel and former team PIM leader Dave "Dr. Death" Bettesworth did not spend this past off season wasting away on the links. After what could only be called a "Humiliating and Humbling Defeat" at the hands of the Valley Outlaws in last year's A final, Bettesworth , along with the entire organization knew that change was imminent.
After a very successful rookie season, gifted country crooner and part time hockey player Ryan" Cowboy" Keown left the organization, to pursue both his singing and hockey careers in Roblin Manitoba.
Unable to be reached for comment, it appears Dennis "The Surgeon" Bowles may be making his retirement official this year. Talk around the league has opposing players breathing a sigh of relieve, knowing they will no longer have to don the "full face shield", when suiting up against the Red Machine!
It's official , Danton "Iron Lung" Ashcroft the youngest player in SVCU history has signed on with the organization.Other off season acquisitions include speedy forward Wade "Booster" Cable and half wall specialist Mark "Lefty" Munro.
After a rather "slim " turnout for training camp 2010, SVCU opened the season with a convincing 9-5 win over the SRFC. Brian "Game Breaker" Gilroy got the party started early for SVCU,capping off his second goal of the evening with a beautiful back door tally. Also hitting the score sheet twice were Craig "Zdeno" Zamzow, Jeff "Knifty" Knight, and Jeremy "OT Kid" Gray. Warren "Wheels" Gray rounded out the scoring. After a bit of a shaky start, SVCU puck stopper Mike "Smitty" Smith returned to mid season form, closing the door on any mounting comeback attempt by SRFC.
The jury is still out on the play of the new rookie acquisitions, however being one of the first to pay their " Team Dues" will know doubt go a long way in securing ample "Ice Time" in managements eyes!