Saturday, February 25, 2012

CU go 1-1 this week...

CU started the week with a road trip up Hwy. 10 North to the comfy confines of the Bowsman Ice Plex to do battle with the Valley Outlaws. The Outlaws came out flying, peppering CU goaltender extraordinaire Mike " Stretch " Smith with 26 plus shots in the first frame. Down 3-1 heading into the second period, CU mounted a comeback on goals by McDonald, J.Gray, and Eggie. The game saw the lead change hands several times, until the Outlaws scored the winning goal on a controversial play. CU rookie defense men Darren " Mugsy" Mullin, known throughout the league as an "Old School Clutch and Grabber", became a victim of his own specialty.

Veteran official Lyle "Show me the Money" Sagert, considered one of the leagues premiere zebras, missed a questionable holding call that lead to the Outlaws scoring the winner with less than a minute remaining. Pressing for the tie, CU fell just short, on some remarkable game saving play by long time standout veteran Outlaw puck-stopper Gerry " Flops" Gattinger . Although unavailable for comment after the game, Sagert was overheard saying, "Mugsy seems to be all in when the sweater is on the other foot!" 

On a night when Dave 'Tap Out' Theunissen went home $2,017 richer courtesy of the Star and Times  Stampeders game night sponsor, the Swan Valley Credit Union Oldtymers followed up an impressive Stampeder victory with one of their own. Ironically enough, with the trade deadline quickly approaching, SVCU was led offensively by the surprise return of two long, lost members. Icing only seven skaters, CU manage a 15-5 win over Swan River Action. Chris " Can't make it Tonight Boys " Zamzow, scored twice, and was an impressive plus 6 while playing on the back end . Brian "The Thrill" Gilroy's five goal, three assist return to the line up was the real story of the night. Coming off what many considered to be a career ending lower body injury, the journeyman sniper let his hands do the talking for him.

Rumor of  the pair being placed on the trading block, now have management scrambling to renegotiate both to long term deals. The same cannot be said for sophomore defense men "Dangling" Danton Ashcroft, whose contract negotiations have come to a stand still. It is reported that the blue-liner may be put on waivers, or given his outright release.
Cherry picker perfectionist Randy " Hit me I'm Open" Mateika, showed his versatility by anchoring the blue line. For the first time this season, Mateika actually ventured inside his own end. Teammates and fans alike were more than a little surprised to see # 55 snuggling for most of the game beside CU tender Mike " The Wall" Smith. Smith was quoted after the game, " Seeing # 55 skating backwards is a bad dream that can NEVER be forgotten!"  
Also scoring for CU were Mateika with the hattie, Warren 'Wheels " Gray with a pair, with singles going to Cable, Morden, and J. Gray.
CU's next action has them playing the SVRSS Tigers Tuesday in Minitonas, and then host the Swan River Raiders Wednesday evening.

For all those hard core runners out there,present company included (LOL), this unveiling of a new running shoe is for you....

Sunday, February 19, 2012

CU win Big in "Wing Night - Part 2"...

Facing a short handed Flyer squad, CU auto piloted to a  convincing 12-2 victory. The recently reunited "MKG" line accounted for six of the twelve goals. Jeff "Knifty" Knight lead all scorers with three, while right winger Jeremy "OT Kid" Gray netted two, and Rob "Blogmeister" McDonald added a single.
Running a bit thin on the front end, Craig " Zinger" Zamzow filled in admirably for missing right winger Randy "Macho Man" Mateika. Zamzow, who has had less than impressive outings when playing the half wall, seemed to have mimicked Mateika's play to a T. Trolling the opposition blue line for the majority of the game, frustration finally came to head. Three time league MVP Blaine "Soup" Campbell thought three failed break away passes to the cherry pickin power forward was more than enough, took it upon himself to dangle the entire Flyer squad not once, but twice, before giving it away.
Right winger Mark " Saucing my Eggs" Munro, playing his first game in weeks, wired in two seeing eye dogs. The scoring drought continues for snake bitten rookie Clayton " I put this Sh*t on Everything " Mychalchuk. Looked off numerous times throughout the game, the big centermen's final crushing blow came post game, where Munro put the finishing touches on regaining the dubious title of the Eggonator!!
Parkland Ranger call up Nic " Smooth as Molasses" Schneider, coming off the IR list, welcomed the extra ice time and a chance to play in front of a hometown crowd. Schneider did not disappoint, making countless rushes,the fleet footed Ranger dented the twine twice. Playing partner, Darren "Mugsy" Mullin, hand his hands full with Flyer standout Darren "Dangle" Miller. Mullin. relying on "Old School" tactics made famous by standout CU alumnus Lorne "Hugs" Henklemen, had  Miller wrapped up tighter than a soft Taco.

Friday, February 10, 2012

CU win Two....Mateika Continues Scoring Rampage...!

With the NHL re-visiting the controversial "Spin-a-Rama" move , currently legal in the shoot out, but banned during the penalty shot, crafty CU forward Randy "Stop on a Dime" Mateika may have to dig a little deeper in his repertoire of moves. Recording his third 'Hat Trick " of the season in the teams previous 9- 6 win over the Mighty Bucks, the fleet footed forward kept his scoring streak alive by potting two against the Minitonas Loggers in a 10-4 victory. Still sporting the sun kissed skin and Hulk Hogan autographed work out attire, the flamboyant forward was quick to point out to his fellow teammates that he was plus 15 in the last two games. A true testament to his line-mates, who are often left to  play short handed in their own end.

Oh YeaaaaaaaaaaaaaH!!
"Red Line " Randy

CU defense men Craig "Zdeno" Zamzow coming off what could only be deemed as his worst outing of the season, (a one game experiment on the wing) regained some dignity, and notched two from the back end. Also chipping in with two, Kevin "Special K" Kopecky, and ageless veteran Barry "Shooter" Eggie. Unconfirmed sources have both Kopecky and Zamzow working with Core Fitness Guru "Sargent" Sandy Ellingson in a" Covert " dryland fitness regime. 

Special K

Warren "Wheels" Gray,  back from holidaying on the Famed 16th hole  at the Phoenix Open, struggled to find his legs and lungs, but still manged to bulge the twine.

Gray's playing partner Blaine "Soup" Campbell was held scoreless but the evening was not an entire loss, as Scotty Gomez, one of  Campbells's beloved Montreal Canadians,  finally pulls the trigger after a 365 plus day drought. With the annual Corporate Challenge Classic on this weekend, CU will not see action until next Thursday , where they will head down HWY 83 for another Classic "Wing Night".