Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CU go 1-1 in back to back games!

CU opened the first of back to back games with a 5-4 win over the Valley Outlaws. Being out shot 2-1, CU goaltender Mike"Smitty" Smith was simply outstanding between the pipes.


Capitalizing on their limited scoring chances, recent midget call up Ryan "Ribs" Cable lead all scorers with a pair. Jeremy "OT Kid" Gray, Clayton "Hot and Spicy" Maychalchuk and Rob "Blogmeister" McDonald added singles. McDonald, not known for either his soft hands or goal scoring abilities, pancaked a delicate back hand over a somewhat shocked Outlaw net minder for the winner. A strong defensive outing by the trio of Brian "Magic Man" Minish, Garret "Big Country" Watson, and Darren "Mugsy" Mullin, especially in the final minutes, held the Outlaw onslaught at bay, securing the victory.

The second game in as many nights saw CU face a much improved Silver Seven squad. After spotting the Silver Seven a 4-0 lead, the CU comeback started with an end to end rush from Riley " The Grin" Morden with just seconds remaining in the first period.

The Grin

The brothers Gray got things going in the second, scoring a goal  apiece, to close the gap to one. Unfortunately John "The Franchise" Pasternak poke checked Warren Gray, tiptoed around a startled Craig Zamzow and on the ensuing rush the Silver Seven salted a 5-3 victory.
Rumour has the arena staff still trying to locate CU defense men Darren "Mugsy" Mullin's jock, after having numerous undressings at the hands of slippery Silver Seven  forward Dave "Magic Hands" Chamberlain.


The game also marked the season debut of Chris "Crackin" Zamzow and saw Kevin " Special K" Kopecky activated from the IR list. Paired together with Mark "Mini" Munro on the second line, the trio played well defensively, but were held scoreless. Forced to leave the game early with a reoccurring elbow injury, Zamzow was quick to comment on the play of his line mate , " Kopecky better lay off the Italian food, it looks like he has lost a half dozen steps since his glory days with the Hornets!"  Kopecky offered his thoughts " The ribs felt fine, however my back is a bit sore after having to carry my left winger all night, good thing he plays only twice a year, with his hangnail injury and all!"
CU's next game has them hosting the Swan River Raiders this Wednesday at 10:00 pm.

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