Last years finalists opened the 36th Annual Spring Tourney with explosive offensive displays. Reigning champions Valley Outlaws kicked off the tourney with an impressive 11-1 win over the Bowsmen Burners. SVCU blew open a tight checking game with six unanswered goals in the second en route to a 9-1 butchering of the Mighty Bucks. Leading all scorers with a pair each were Warren "Wheels Gray" and Jeff "Nifty" Knight. Rumor turned to truth when Mike "Six Goal " Smitty took to the ice for the pre-game warm up. Getting the green light mere hours before from team physiotherapist and ironically the wife of Mighty Buck defense men Mark "Phil" Russell, Smitty took a shot of cortisone, braced the bad boy up, and played a hard 40 minutes. Having one of his best outings since switch to Bud Light, CU keeper of the crease Darren " I'll have four for my warm up" Fedorchuk was stellar between the pipes. Minutes away from recording his first shut out for the Rouge, Blanc and Gris, Mighty Buck "D" man and former Swan Valley Stampeder "Pinching" Perry Church wired a wrister short side on the PP. Next up, the Kenville (Maintoba) " Flyers Friday 8:00 pm.