March 05, 2017

Snow pauses season again

Sunday Morning Road Hockey’s silver anniversary season has become more of a snow-iversary. For the ninth time the roadsters were denied a game by wintry conditions.

An overnight storm dumped three inches of heavy wet snow on the courts and made it difficult for some of the roadsters to navigate their way along roads clogged with snow and slush. The denied game was especially frustrating as the league finally seemed to be regaining momentum with three competitive games after its weather-induced hiatus.

“Just when it feels like we’re going to get our road hockey legs back, this happens,” said the Living Legend, the only roadster to brave the wintry weather to get to the courts.

While the court could have been made playable with about 20 minutes of shoveling, said the Legend, without the certainty of a game, the effort wouldn’t have been worth it. Warmer temperatures and rain towards the end of the coming week will likely ensure the court is playable next week.

The scuttled game could also renew calls to extend the regular season so the roadsters have more time to prepare for the Stanley Stick championship series. It’s currently scheduled for April 23 and 30. But delaying it could cause more problems than it solves, said the Legend.

“May is a busy month,” said the fellow founding father. “Roadsters start to go on vacation, and we’re kinda limited by when we can play because of Mother’s Day and the Victoria Day long weekend.”

But extending the regular season by even just a week could also be advantageous for some of the roadsters; Twizzler will have another week to get ready after missing the next six weeks for an extended family trip and Doo should be cleared to resume play after he was injured in a traffic accident.

A final decision on the Stanley Stick schedule is expected in the next two weeks.

In the meantime, the roadsters are champing at the bit to play again.

“Hopefully next week will be better,” said Lak Attack in a note posted to the road hockey message board.

Posted by jaysuburb at March 5, 2017 07:16 PM

Away for the next two weeks. Have fun!

Posted by: The Colonel at March 18, 2017 09:13 PM

I'm so happy that the Commissioner has bumped the Stanley Stick to the first two weekends of June. Hockey in the sun - who could ask for anything more? :)

Posted by: The Colonel at March 13, 2017 10:46 PM

Legend - buy pack-and-play. Put child in pack-and-play. Go to hockey. Return home. Remove child from pack-and-play. Everyone happy ... except wife. lol

On sunny days. Bring pack-and-play to courts. Put child in pack-and-play. Play hockey. Remove child from pack-and-play. Return home. Everyone happy ... except wife. lol

Posted by: The Colonel at March 13, 2017 10:44 PM

I agree; I sucked. But I still scored more than you ... as usual.

We would have won by a much healthier margin ... if only Lak played better defense. No anticipation, no hand eye, no steals, nothing. Kid had to stand on his head, again, just to keep Lak's team in it. When a few soft ones went in early I thought it might end up being a rout. Good thing Bammer was there to save the day. He scored almost as often as I did.

Posted by: The Colonel at March 13, 2017 10:41 PM

Child minding duties as wife studies for mid-term. No subs; bummer.

Posted by: Living Legend at March 12, 2017 09:49 PM

Mario how come you were a scratch today!

Good game today.

Team 1: Kid, Colonel, Bammer Lakattack
Team 2: Joker, Big D, Nouvelle, Riddler

I think the final score was 15-11 for team 1. Team one struggled mainly because Colonel sucked lol!

Fun game and good run! Looking forward to next week.

Posted by: lakattack at March 12, 2017 08:31 PM

And, I would be ecstatic to create a what's app group.

Posted by: Joker at March 12, 2017 09:45 AM

See you guys shortly.

Posted by: Joker at March 12, 2017 09:44 AM

Ohio! if u show up tomorrow remember no slapshots
except for me and Colonel lol!

Posted by: lakattackg at March 11, 2017 08:10 PM

I won't be there tomorrow, baby's baptism not sure about Ohio

Posted by: Cleveland at March 11, 2017 05:32 PM

It looks like I may be a scratch for Sunday's game :-(

Posted by: Living Legend at March 11, 2017 09:57 AM

Er, yeah, courts are good to go.

Posted by: Living Legend at March 10, 2017 08:18 PM

Me too! And someone remind Bammer the teacher that clocks go ahead one hour this Sun morning!

Commish report early on the courts to inform all your followers lol!

Posted by: lakattack at March 10, 2017 07:26 PM

So looking forward to playing Sunday!!!

Posted by: The Colonel at March 10, 2017 05:31 PM

Commish how are the courts?? Are we good to go this Sun?

Posted by: lakattack at March 9, 2017 08:47 PM


Posted by: Wink at March 7, 2017 10:31 AM

Gentlemen, when we meet next we are going to all get on Whats Apps so we can communicate on real time...just need a tech savvy person to get it all started.

Posted by: lakattack at March 5, 2017 08:27 PM