April 17, 2016

Winners wear down overmatched opponents

The only thing gorier than the bloody cut suffered by Lak Attack in Sunday’s Stanley Stick opener was the score.

The versatile veteran shook off the high stick that clipped his left eyebrow to lead his team to a dominating 20-6 win in the first game of the two-game championship finale.

After a tight first half in which the underdogs got to within three goals, 8-5, fatigue and heat took their toll and the winners outscored their beleaguered opponents 10-2 after the break.

Having an extra player to sub off tired legs certainly worked to their advantage in the balmy conditions, said Colonel.

“it was a warm day and any time a team doesn’t have a sub at all, it just allows the team with a sub to stay fresh and go hard every shift.”

But to take full advantage, the winners had to strike quickly. They did just that despite being outplayed in the early going, said Doo.

“They were generating chances,” said the speedy centerman. “But that was classic offence from defence for us from the beginning of the game.”

Joker also stood tall in the net, rebuffing Bam Bam and Cleveland in close.

“He did well to be there when we needed him,” said Colonel of his veteran goalie. “It’s a big boost because you know you can take a few more chances offensively.”

Which is exactly what they did.

“They got a couple of quick goals and the momentum was always on their side,” said Bam Bam.

A brief flurry and some fortuitous bounces got the underdogs close early in the second period. But Doo said his side kept its cool.

“We had a lot of veteran presence on our team… so we didn’t panic.”

That's something the underdogs will have to remember if they’re to win Sunday’s second game to force a deciding sudden death mini game.

“All you need is one win to send it to the mini game,” said Bam Bam. “We’ve got to create more offence, take more shots, keep it simple.”

Despite Sunday’s lopsided score, the leaders aren’t taking anything for granted.

“I don’t think we got the other team’s best game this week,” said Colonel. “Next week they’re going to come out hard, feel rejuvenated. It’s going to be a whole other game.”

Doo said his side’s experience will serve them well to maintain an even keel.

“When you’ve been around enough Stanley Sticks, you know each game is completely different. We’ll have to rely on our veteran experience and patience next week.”

Posted by jaysuburb at April 17, 2016 05:36 PM
Comments

Looked like a great season boys! It was fun to watch. Hopefully the work/study/knee health situation will allow me to spend some quality time on the court next season. Have a great summer!

Posted by: Franz at April 24, 2016 11:08 PM

Sounds like it's shaping up to be an interesting game. Looking forward to it!
I heard from Lobster late last week. If he shows, I say we let him play too ... And Philderama ... And Lumberjack ... And Wawro ... And Hollywood ... But not Paul One - he needs to stay retired :P (j/k Paul, if you are reading lol) #oldtimeroadhockey

Posted by: The Colonel at April 24, 2016 08:04 AM

As for Holt's lack of "stick" action while studying in Korea; well, you know what they say about abstinence before the big game...

Posted by: Living Legend at April 23, 2016 10:40 PM

I've got no problem with Holt playing. We need subs.

Posted by: Living Legend at April 23, 2016 10:27 PM

Commish?

Posted by: Doo at April 23, 2016 12:33 PM

We Get Holt Or We Revolt. #lifeisahashtag

Posted by: Wink at April 22, 2016 01:41 PM

Shape wise, I'm in good to go. I've been hitting the university gym here. I haven't held a stick since Christmas. I also completely understand if it goes against rules and tradition... worst case I can always come say hello and watch an exciting game :)

It will be great to see everyone.

Posted by: holt at April 22, 2016 01:18 AM

I say we put Holt in! However, depends on his shape: is it Masters or playing shape lol!

What do others think??

Posted by: lakattack at April 21, 2016 01:18 PM

Hey guys!I just finished my Masters and fly back from Korea on the 22nd... If you end of needing one more player and dont mind the last minute addition let me know :)

Posted by: Holt at April 20, 2016 03:58 PM

I think I am more handsome and spry as a young man in his 20's lol!

Back and face are good! Next week will be fun!

Posted by: lakattack at April 18, 2016 05:54 PM

How's the face, Lak?

Posted by: Wink at April 18, 2016 01:41 PM

How's the back, Lak?

Posted by: Doo at April 18, 2016 09:10 AM

Corrected. Thanks Joker.

Posted by: Jay Suburb at April 17, 2016 10:34 PM

It was ONLY 10-6...Just Sayin...

Posted by: Joker at April 17, 2016 10:16 PM