November 06, 2016

Veterans outlast upstarts 10-4

They’re old. But they’re also wily.

Colonel and his veteran linemates, Lak Attack and Living Legend, used their years of experience and road hockey guile to weather a slow start before rolling to a 10-4 win in Sunday’s game.

The senior forwards never panicked despite repeatedly missing passes and squandering scoring opportunities in the game’s opening moments. It took a few reassuring words from the Colonel to get them on track.

“We weren’t getting the ball through and the game just kinda stalled,” said Colonel. “We decided to pass across the court horizontally and that really worked for us.”

That simple piece of advice sparked his aging teammates.

“It’s just a matter of taking your time,” said Lak Attack. “I think we started to spread them out a bit more and that provided some quick goals for us.”

The veterans’ patience to find their game wasn’t lost on the victim of their scoring prowess, Joker.

“These gentlemen have been playing together for such a long time. They know where each other is going to be, there passes are all spot on.”

A pair of young legs to spell off the wearying oldsters didn’t hurt either, said Colonel of the team’s fourth forward, Bam Bam.

“When one team has a sub and the other team has no subs, it makes an enormous difference,” said Colonel. “You’ve got much fresher legs over the course of the game.”

Bam Bam’s power game also gave the veterans the kind of aggressive presence they needed to battle larger opponents like Nouvelle Guy and Hoss in the corners and at the top of the crease.

“It’s hard to move them out, it’s a bit of a challenge,” said Lak Attack.

“You’ve got to try to run around them and not through them,” said Colonel.

Still, the score could have been a lot closer had it not been for the goaltending heroics of Kid, said Joker.

“Nothing below the waist was going to get past him today,” said the fourth-year shot stopper of his newfound foe.

“He doesn’t give up any rebounds,” said Lak Attack. “It lets us run and gun a bit more, take a few chances.”

And when those chances turned into odd-man rushes, the goals started to come.

“We had to pass around them and bury our chances,” said Colonel.

Posted by jaysuburb at November 6, 2016 08:52 PM

See you later this morning Twizzler! Looks like we will have enough for a full court game. Come out everyone!

Posted by: The Colonel at November 13, 2016 08:30 AM

K just making sure don't live close any more have moved out towards aldergrove

Posted by: Twizzler at November 13, 2016 12:40 AM

Of course there's a game! There's always a game!

Posted by: Living Legend at November 12, 2016 10:53 PM

Hey boys is there a game tomorrow sorry bout last weekend something came up

Posted by: Twizzler at November 12, 2016 10:01 PM