January 06, 2008

Shrimp Ring sets table

Sunday's Shrimp Ring Bowl has set the table for the second half of the Sunday Morning Road Hockey season.

Traditionally a celebration of the first game of the new year, the shellfish showdown also marks the beginning of the run-up to the Stanley Stick championship series, only four months away.

"It marks the kickoff of the second half," said Cowboy Bill. "It's just one of these longstanding traditions in the game."

"It's kind of like the all-star break for us," said Paul One, who chose the celebratory match to make his season debut after being shamed for his first half sloth by the road hockey media and many of his fellow players.

"This is what the game is built on," said Lak Attack.

After a rough start in snowy, slippery conditions, the roadsters rose to the occasion. Especially Smith, who scored a career-high 13 goals to lead his team to a hard-fought 20-15 win.

FOR A SPECIAL VIDEO REPORT ON THE SHRIMP RING BOWL TRADITION, CLICK HERE

Posted by jaysuburb at January 6, 2008 06:15 PM
Comments

Jeepers, it sure is raining a lot these days. I'll be out Sunday unless I choose to curl up on the couch with Beetle Boy to watch football.

Posted by: The Colonel at January 10, 2008 10:35 PM

Gawd-dammit I missed the shrimp-ring bowl AND teh return of PAUL 1!! What a drag. I guess Ill have to see him next week!

Posted by: elvis at January 9, 2008 12:38 PM

Oh my god... my legs,my back,my feet! I can barely move today. Must have been some bad shrimp?

Posted by: Paulone at January 7, 2008 08:54 AM

a shame i couldn't make Paul One's first appearance, and the shrimp bowl. hope none of you got any crustacean cramps...

Posted by: pfg at January 7, 2008 07:40 AM

Oh never mind, I just didn't read it right. Looks like I missed my third consecutive Shrimp Ring Bowl.

Posted by: Scooby at January 6, 2008 08:49 PM

How so Scooby? Smith scored 13 goals and his team won. The Lak Attack/Kid combo wasn't enough to overcome his scoring magnificence and Nibs' inconsistent goaltending.

Posted by: Living Legend at January 6, 2008 07:05 PM

So who won? The Stick Pull and the article seem to contradict each other. And Lak and Kid were on the same team again, I'd be surprised if they lossed.

Posted by: Scooby at January 6, 2008 06:59 PM