February 19, 2017

Home game makes everyone a winner

Bam Bam crashed across the crease and jammed the evil orange plastic ball past Kid’s outstretched toe to clinch his side’s 12-10 overtime win in Sunday’s game.

But there wasn’t really a loser.

For the first time in more than two months, the roadsters were able to play a competitive game on the home court. And that made everyone feel like winners.

“It’s good to finally not have to worry about the weather,” said Bam Bam. “I think the guys all felt pretty good today.”

“The enthusiasm level was good,” said Colonel, who was smiling even though his team was on the short side of the score. “It was a lot of fun, a good run. End to end, it was a good time.”

Winter conditions had locked the courts in ice and snow since early December, cancelling a number of games and forcing others to be played at alternate venues. But the freeze up couldn’t fully depart without claiming one last victim, as Lak Attack threw out his back while pushing away the last few remnants of frozen slush; he was scratched from the lineup.

Colonel said it was important for the roadsters to reestablish themselves on the home court, reacquaint themselves with the bounces off the walls and the pace demanded by the small surface.

“It’s great to get a feel for the court,” said Colonel.

Still, the layoff has exacted a toll, said Bam Bam. The roadsters will need to do some work to get their game into shape in time for the Stanley Stick championship series in late April.

“I think it’s very crucial to get some energy and stamina going,” said the feisty forward who was hobbled by a nagging injury.

That wasn’t a problem for Bam Bam’s mates, led by Cleveland and Ohio, who peppered Kid with long shots that found the corners of the net or eluded his glove hand.

“Kid was not struggling on the long shot,” said Colonel. “Those long shots were hard and accurate and they would have gone past any goaltender.”

But when the leaders tried to play a passing game, their scoring touch abandoned them. That allowed Colonel and his mates to climb back into it.

“We did have to take away some of that ball movement,” said the veteran forward. “We just kept coming, we kept cutting into the lead.”

And while they were never able to get back on even terms, a late surge did force overtime to set the two-goal margin for victory. That set the table for Bam Bam’s triumphant play.

“It’s big anytime you can contribute like that, even when your legs are tired,” said Bam Bam.

“There was a lot of skill on the other side, and eventually they won out,” said Colonel.

Posted by jaysuburb at February 19, 2017 07:48 PM

Depending on the weather perhaps preparing to use the alternative site might be in order. Would much rather have a game there than no game at all once again.

Posted by: Cleveland at March 5, 2017 09:44 AM

Ok! Then no game. Hopefully next week will be better

Posted by: lakattack at March 5, 2017 09:33 AM

Sorry boys but my back needs a break. Its been an incredibly tough week and I'm too sore by far to shovel and play.

Posted by: Joker at March 5, 2017 09:30 AM

if there were confirmations ohio and I would have trekked out but no roads have been cleared near me and I'm not driving through it to, what I assume, will be no one there.

Posted by: Cleveland at March 5, 2017 09:27 AM

Are we playing today commish??

Posted by: lakattack at March 5, 2017 08:35 AM

FYI, I'm tentative for tomorrow. May need to go to the Island.

Posted by: The Colonel at February 25, 2017 07:14 PM

Worst news of the year; easily. Proof that life isn't fair, proof that bad things happen to great people, proof that squabbles on the ball hickey court are meaningless juxtaposed against real life.
In any way we can, we will have your back Wink. Prove again that cancer is no match for the Notorious Game Show Host Gone Bad. You are one of a kind. Anything I can do, anytime, just let me know.

Posted by: The Colonel at February 25, 2017 07:12 PM

Wink I just got the news about the second fight with Cancer. First, I luv you bro and how strong and resilient you are. Second, remember you just picked the black card from the deck and you know what that means lol! We winning!! Anything you need I am here for you!

Posted by: lakatttack at February 25, 2017 06:24 PM

Our good buddy Wink could use some positive vibes: http://crushthetumourwithhumour.blogspot.ca/

Posted by: livinglegend at February 25, 2017 01:35 PM

Doo that is good news!

Colonel see you on Sun!Its a miracle I am healed lol!

Posted by: lakattack at February 23, 2017 12:18 PM

Hey gang, just wanted to provide an update from the IR. My whiplash is progressing according to schedule and treatment has been going well. According to the physio, about 12 weeks after the injury I will be fully healed provided everything goes according to plan... which means I can start playing hockey again April 22nd.

That's the goal! Will provide more updates as applicable.

Posted by: Doo at February 22, 2017 12:53 PM

Thanks for shoveling the court for us ahead of the game on Sunday Lak! Sorry it took such a big toll on your body but we definitely appreciated it.
Backs are finicky and we aren't the spring chickens we used to be so make sure you take care of your health first or you'll be sidelined longer than you care to be.
A Stanley Stick without the "Attack" just wouldn't be the same so it might be worth sitting an extra week now versus getting hurt and having to miss multiple weeks and the Stick.
Course, if you were tough like the Legend, nothing would keep you away from the court ... except maybe a case of the two-week sniffles :)

Posted by: The Colonel at February 21, 2017 07:51 PM

Sounds like it was a fun game!! Hopefully I will be able to play next week.

Posted by: lakattack at February 20, 2017 02:33 PM