February 05, 2017

Fresh snow sours season again

Winter seems determined to turn Sunday Morning Road Hockey’s silver anniversary season into its lost season.

Just as the roadsters were poised to reclaim their traditional home court from the icy grip that froze them out since early December, another storm buried the concrete surface under a foot of fresh, heavy snow. It’s now been eight weeks since the roadsters have played a meaningful game. And with the opening of the Stanley Stick championship series scheduled for April 23, only 11 weeks away, time is running out for players to get into peak playoff form.

After two half-court scrimmages at a makeshift facility, an extended stretch of warmer weather and even rainstorms had washed away enough of the 18-inches of ice and frozen snow that covered the home courts since a series of storms in December. Only a small amount of shoveling would have been required Sunday to make the courts playable.

But another blast of winter that started Friday and continued through Sunday morning put Sunday’s game on ice, again.

Only Living Legend and Lak Attack braved the conditions in a futile hope the game could go on. Their ardour to play snuffed yet again by the weather gods, they trudged their way home through a heavy flurry.

With more snow expected to fall through midweek, and temperatures staying on the cool side, it could be weeks before the roadsters can return to their familiar environs. Players are advised to check the website and social media feeds regularly for updates on the courts and possible makeshift venues.

Posted by jaysuburb at February 5, 2017 07:29 PM

Bringing one set if goalie gear...for someone...pants suck if someone has those

Posted by: Nouvelle at February 12, 2017 10:03 AM

I will be there and will bring Brendan and Noah with me to play. And to help clear the courts.

Posted by: The Colonel at February 12, 2017 09:33 AM

So no Twizz, I have not heard from joker and kid is MIA. Does kid still have the pads because it's looking like we don't have any goalies for tomorrow.

Posted by: Cleveland at February 11, 2017 11:08 PM

BRING SHOVELS! We'll have some work ahead of us before we can play. But the snow should be fairly soft and easy to push away now.

Posted by: Living Legend at February 11, 2017 09:11 PM

Hey boys I will be out don't have a ride there

Posted by: Twizzler at February 11, 2017 09:10 PM

Awesome! Colonel you in or more homework? Remember the dog can eat your homework.

Wink?? You gonna answer the bell?? You awfully quiet.

if anyone has Bammers number can they contact him tomorrow morning.

Posted by: lakattack at February 11, 2017 08:55 PM

Ohio and I are both in

Posted by: Cleveland at February 11, 2017 02:56 PM

I'll be there Sunday I'll try to get Ohio out

Posted by: Cleveland at February 10, 2017 11:43 PM

Joker I am sure you are coming out! Colonel, is Hoss coming??

And Wink????

Posted by: lakattack at February 10, 2017 07:36 PM

Colonel, Twiz, Cleve, Ohio, Bammer, Kid, Scooby???????

Posted by: lakattack at February 10, 2017 07:31 PM

Sunday's game will be at the regular courts. Bring shovels, as there's likely to be some clean up still required.

Posted by: Living Legend at February 10, 2017 05:28 PM

Agree with extending season! Suggested the same last week.

I will be coming out on Sunday with my shovel and a buddy perhaps. Big D a Big maybe.

Posted by: Nouvell at February 10, 2017 04:34 PM

Commish its Thurs and I think we need to start formulating a plan to get people interested in playing this week. Waiting until a late Sat afternoon tweet is not going to work.

Roadsters! Who's coming out this Sun?????? Lets get an idea of numbers so we can decide how to tackle the courts. Hoping the rain will melt most of the snow.

Posted by: lakattack at February 9, 2017 02:52 PM

I am with Cleve! Lets extend the season.

Posted by: lakattack at February 6, 2017 12:26 PM

I know what I suggest may be sacrilege. Forgive me please, I'm new, but in light of what is becoming the worst winter in the last 20 years is it a possibility that the commissioner could make an executive decision to extend the regular season in order to allow for playable weather and some more time to enjoy friends, foes, and the beautiful game?

Posted by: Cleveland at February 6, 2017 12:10 AM