Surviving the trade deadline with the current roster in tack, Director of Player Personnel and former SVCU "Master of the Machete" Dave "Dr. Death" Bettesworth, commented that it wasn't for lack of trying. "With our tender Mike "Smitty" Smith still day to day on the Injury Reserve List, all of our energies and focus have been on securing the services of veteran pad stacker "Daring " Darren Fedorchuk for the cup run. We are no different than any other club in the league, we are always looking for that deal that will make us better, but come on , seriously, who is going to give us anything but table scraps for a player like McDonald or Morden! We have had a lot of interest in veteran blue liner Blaine "Soup" Campbell, but rumors of the all star "D Man" enrolled in some anger management classes made it all but impossible to pull the trigger."
With sluggish attendance both in the bleachers and on the bench, Sunday night's match with cross town rival Swan River Raiders was unofficially dubbed "Bring your Son to the Rink" night. With no less than three father /son combinations on the game sheet, SVCU pulled out a hard fought 8-6 victory. Leading all scores with three, Jyles "Diamond in the Rough" Mateika , son of current soft handed, cherry pickin forward Randy "Lamp lighter" Mateika, was brilliant. The TSN turning point , courtesy of the impressive offspring ,was a one handed dangle with Raider D Man Chris "Wonderful" Woodward draped all over him.
|Bud Light Game Star "Jyles Mateika"|
Getting more comfortable with each game played, hired hand Darren "Make mine a Double" Fedorchuk was solid between the pipes. Fedorchuk, whose glove hand was "Sweeter than a Georgia Peach", stymied Raider finesse forward Chris "Hands" Hunt all evening. This win was especially sweet, as Fedorchuk donned the Raider green a mere two seasons ago.