December 04, 2016

Another big loss rattles Joker

Shot early. Shoot often. Get into Joker’s head.

That’s exactly what Bam Bam and his mates did in Sunday’s game; and for the second time in three weeks, the veteran shotstopper stormed off the court in frustration midway through a 20-8 drubbing.

Joker returned. So did the onslaught.

“We tested Joker right away,” said Bam Bam of his side’s dominant play. “We created some chaos and rebounds that Joker couldn’t control and that stirred up his mindset a little.”

In fact, with a lead that grew as large as 11-1, the winners were even able to weather the sudden departure of Colonel, who aggravated an ankle injury he suffered last week.

“They just had too much talent,” said Holt of the powerhouse opposition.

The scoring started quickly and never let up, as the winners used speed, sharp passes and aggressive forechecking to knock their opponents back on their heels.

“We played an all-around team game,” said Bam Bam. “We forechecked well, we back checked well and we had a solid goaltender.”

Indeed, Kid 2.0 has yet to loose since he strapped on the pads to reinvent his road hockey career. Much to the dismay of opposing snipers. Twice he robbed Living Legend on clean-cut decks with his glove hand.

“You’ve got to respect his patience,” said Holt, who was also stymied on several scoring chances. “He’s quiet out there, he’s nice and calm. He takes up a lot of the net.”

That confidence stokes Kid’s teammates, giving them license to press the play forward at every opportunity.

“You know whenever you’re on his side, you’re confident,” said Bam Bam. “We knew we could take our chances, but we didn’t take our defensive responsibilities for granted.”

Well, that’s not entirely true.

A late game sag allowed their overmatched opponents a run of scoring chances that brought the margin as close as nine goals.

“It’s only natural,” said Bam Bam. “You get a big lead like that and you get a little complacent.”

But they were able to shake their stupor and close it out with three straight goals.

“They realized we were getting some chances,” said Holt.

Not that Bam Bam and his mates were ever really worried.

“The game was pretty much over by half time,” he said.

Posted by jaysuburb at December 4, 2016 08:29 PM

Why no pictures of Kid 2.0? He's dreamy :)

Posted by: TJ at December 5, 2016 06:41 AM