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.

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