January 21, 2017

BREAKING! Game is on! And on the move.

A week of mild, rainy weather still hasn’t unlocked the road hockey courts from their Ice Age that is now in its seventh week.

So Sunday’s game will be played on the outdoor basketball court at Fraser River Middle School, on 8th Street and Queens Avenue, in New Westminster.

The facility is about the same size as the game’s traditional venue, enclosed on three sides and, most importantly, it’s entirely free of snow and ice, said the Living Legend. He scouted the location on Friday. Nouvelle Guy will be bringing nets.

The Legend said it’s more important to get the season’s second half properly underway.

“The roadsters are champing at the bit,” said Legend, one of the game’s two founding fathers.

“I am raring to play this week,” said Colonel in a message posted to the road hockey media.

The roadsters last played a competitive game on Dec. 4, after which the courts were buried by successive snowfalls then frozen by alternating thaws and deep-freezes. A shovel brigade prior to the Shrimp Ring Bowl on Jan. 8 managed to clear only a third of the playing surface; the traditional start to the season’s second half devolved to a Shrimp Ring Shootout competition.

As cold temperatures persisted, last week’s game was canceled despite efforts to secure a new venue. But they were all still covered with snow and ice as well.

Sunday’s game will be only the third time since Sunday Morning Road Hockey moved to the courts more than 20 years ago that a game will be played in new environs.

Posted by jaysuburb at January 21, 2017 10:05 AM

Yeah Nouvelle!!! Game on!

Posted by: Living Legend at January 21, 2017 10:25 PM

Got 2 nets the same size which I will bring tomorrow along with Big D

Posted by: Nouvell at January 21, 2017 09:52 PM

I was up there this afternoon; it is solid ice. In fact the school district has put caution tape at the entrances to the courts! Unplayable! So sad!

Posted by: Living legend at January 21, 2017 09:43 PM

FYI: the other court where we play can be easily be cleaned with a bigger shovel without much effort.
just saying!

Makes life easier for everyone!

Posted by: lakattack at January 21, 2017 08:24 PM

Or a spare pair of boots! Old-school road hockey!

Posted by: Living Legend at January 21, 2017 07:01 PM

Can anyone bring a net as well as one of my two nets is huge

Posted by: Nouvelle at January 21, 2017 02:27 PM

I was hoping for more favourable scheduling from my other game, but they decided on Sunday morning for this week so I won't be joining the roadsters. Hopefully next week!

Posted by: Doo at January 21, 2017 10:26 AM