January 14, 2017

BREAKING! Sunday's game canceled

Sunday’s game is canceled.

Another week of frigid weather means the courts are still a frozen tundra of ice and snow despite the roadsters’ heroic effort last Sunday to clear a playing space.

Alternate venues are equally encrusted by snow. In fact, one possible destination was buried by a roof that collapsed from the wintry weight.

Other courts that are clear of snow are too far afield to ensure the trip is worthwhile for the roadsters.

“Some of the guys are already coming quite far to play,” said fellow founding father Living Legend in a statement issued Saturday evening. “It would be unfair to ask them to travel even further for what might turn out to be a pretty sparsely attended game anyway.”

The availability status of those courts on a Sunday morning is also uncertain.

“We wouldn’t want to go a long way and infringe upon an already established game,” said the Legend, who recalled a similar drama years ago at the roadsters’ home court.

With temperatures expected to begin moderating on Sunday, and a week of mild, wet weather ahead, the home courts should be ready for game action by next week, said the Legend.

The roadsters last played a competitive game Dec. 4. Two snow storms that week buried the court and made it difficult for many of the roadsters to travel to shovel them clear. A subsequent thaw followed by an extended cold snap then turned the 18-inches of accumulated snow into a concrete-like moonscape of frozen slush and ice that proved a too great a match for shovels and spades.

Posted by jaysuburb at January 14, 2017 07:18 PM

Courts are not looking good as of Friday afternoon. I'm waiting to get confirmation from Nouvelle Guy that he can bring nets to an alternate location in New West that is snow-free. I will be releasing a statement to the road hockey media when that happens. Stay tuned!

Posted by: Living Legend at January 20, 2017 11:15 PM

I am raring to play this week!
Legend, write another quick entry so that the top story is about renewed vigour to return to the game we love that the nation of Canada was founded upon.
It needs a nice caption/title that displaces the "Breaking! Sunday's Game Cancelled" message that you see right away when you visit the site now! Go with something like "Roadsters Raring to Return!"

Posted by: The Colonel at January 20, 2017 02:51 PM

Whats the status of the courts this week comish? We playing?

An early update may entice more roadsters to come out.

Posted by: lakattack at January 20, 2017 01:46 PM

Any roadsters with skates? I'd be up for a little Sunday Morning Pond Shinny on Como Lake.

Posted by: Living Legend at January 14, 2017 07:54 PM

Any place at any kind of elevation is going to be snowed in Twizzler.

Posted by: Living Legend at January 14, 2017 07:31 PM

Hey boys so there no game tomorrow I was looking forward to play i don't mind the long drive if anyone else is down to play there place in Burnaby on 16 th don't know bout the snow though

Posted by: Twizzler at January 14, 2017 07:26 PM