Coming off what could be coined as their "worst game" in recent memory SVCU put together a solid effort against the Valley Outlaws. The Outlaws jumped out to a quick 2 -0 lead, which they never relinquished. A strong game from the CU back end kept the game close, as Warren "Wheels" Gray scored a pair to end the first down 4-2. Once again the CU had a chance to close the gap to 1 on an early second period power play opportunity. Giving up yet another short handed goal, proved to be the TSN turning point, as the Outlaws added to their lead ,eventually winning 8-3. After the demoralizing short hander, murmurs of "Decline the next fuckin PP " could heard on the bench.
The play of the "Big Three" on the blue line bodes well for CU heading into the championship weekend. Strong play from the crease out will be instrumental in a successful championship run, as scoring woes continue for the SVCU front end. Called up from their farm team, Outlaw net minder Jason "Little Augie" Argue, had CU forwards shaking their heads all evening. If not for his stellar performance, the score may have been a bit more indicative of the game..
Outlaw right winger Rick " One Timer" Betcher, did everyone a huge favor, when he snapped the stick of Kevin " Special K" Kopecky. The 1990 Easton 5100 "Wayne Gretzky Special Edition" Silver Aluminium hockey shaft a gift given to a young Kopecky from his father, in hopes that it would help alleviate a severe case of "stone hands". Playing partner and All star defense man Blaine "Soup" Campbell was visibly relieved when Kopecky's shaft exploded into two. "He has been using that worn out piece of metal for way to long, for Christ sakes he ranks second only to McDonald for feeblest shot, and he couldn't hit a cow in the ass from the ladies tee!" A dejected Kopecky was seen leaving the dressing room with both pieces of his once coveted shaft, clearly at a loss for words.