August 17, 2010

Summer scrimmage offers early test

The roadsters will get their first chance to test their off-season fitness at the Summer Scrimmage next Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.

The informal game will give players an indication of the work they'll need to do to prepare for training camp, which opens with a one-game exhibition season on Sept. 26. The regular season opens Sunday, Oct. 3.


Because there are many uncertainties swirling around the future of Sunday Morning Road Hockey as the venerable league enters its 21st competitive season.

The ongoing goalie crisis which crippled a number of games last season, forcing the roadsters to invent rules variations to salvage games lacking netminders, appears to be worsening with the retirement of stalwart backup Cowboy Bill and nagging injuries to Pig Farming Goalie. The status of sometime shotstopper Billy Idol is also unknown. He was the collateral damage to Elvis' decision to boycott the season because of the new roughened surface on the hockey courts.

The roadsters will also be without the league's sole remaining founding father, the Living Legend, will miss three of the first four weeks of the regular season when he embarks on an overseas scouting mission.

That will leave the continuation of the games in the hands of its new generation of players. Scooby, Doo, Scrappy and Velma have developed into dedicated, committed players, but their young age leaves them prone to Saturday-night distractions like music and booze, often rendering them depleted or outright absent for Sunday's game.

Posted by jaysuburb at August 17, 2010 06:51 PM

Looks like we'll have a game. Don't be late. It get's dark earlier these days. A 7pm start will only give us about an hour and a half.

Posted by: The Colonel at August 25, 2010 08:59 AM

Told by Lak. I'm in.

Posted by: Velma at August 25, 2010 08:54 AM

I'll be there.

Posted by: Scrappy at August 24, 2010 03:39 PM

Stop the whining about the numbers and just #$%! show up.


Posted by: lakattack at August 24, 2010 07:10 AM


Posted by: twizzler at August 23, 2010 09:58 PM

can't make it, probably won't be out for much of the season, prognosis for my knee is that i'm still two months away from 'normal' activity.

Posted by: pfg at August 23, 2010 09:54 PM

I'm pretty sure I can make it out weds... but as Colonel says, It'd be nice to have enough for a full game. I'll see if I can recruit a couple.

Speaking of which, Scooby is away for this Weds.

Posted by: Velma at August 23, 2010 09:55 AM

hey who is all down for wednesday hope we can have a good practice

Posted by: twizzler at August 22, 2010 11:47 AM

I am there.

Posted by: Doo at August 21, 2010 12:01 PM

I AM COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: twizzler at August 20, 2010 11:14 PM

Out of interest, who can make it on Wednesday? Just wondering whether we will have a full game or not. If we have the numbers, I'm in. So that's 1. Any other takers?

I can't tell if Twizzler can make it or not. Can someone translate?

Posted by: The Colonel at August 20, 2010 10:34 PM

Wow, the Scooby gang gets pillaged in that last paragraph. Brutal. I think it should be more directed towards Scrap...

Posted by: Velma at August 19, 2010 11:25 PM

hey guys how it going hope u are enjoying your summer cant wait to come bck n play it been so long n so sorry for the last game couldnt make it wuz busy with wedding stuff but i am bck n ready to play hopefully this year will be good n have enough players n goalies but i am in for sure cant wait to start

Posted by: twizzler at August 19, 2010 02:24 PM