December 09, 2016

Sunday's game in doubt

Sunday's game is in doubt.

Two snow storms and a deep freeze have turned the road hockey courts into a moonscape of jagged ice and crusted snow, compacted by the excited stomps of school kids during recess and lunch breaks.

"It looks pretty rough," said fellow founding father and acting commissioner Living Legend. "If we don't get a major thaw on Saturday, I don't think we'll be able to play on Sunday."

While the roadsters have a long history of working to scrape and shovel the court after adverse weather to ensure the game goes on, the Legend said the current condition of the court would take a "heroic effort and a lot of rock salt." Local stores are reportedly out of the melting agent as residents were caught unprepared for the double whammy of snow and ice.

While temperatures are expected to moderate by Saturday afternoon, more snow is forecast for the evening and Sunday.

"A lot of roadsters travel to make it to the game, so it might be unfair to ask them to risk slippery roads when there's no guarantee we can have a game," said the Legend.

Stay tuned for updates posted here, or on the Sunday Morning Road Hockey Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Posted by jaysuburb at December 9, 2016 07:12 PM