April 02, 2017

Veteran play leads to sudden death winner

Two of Sunday Morning Road Hockey’s most senior players teamed up for a veteran play that gave their ageing side a 12-11 sudden death victory.

Colonel’s aggressive forechecking deep in the corner produced a loose ball that he was able to chop across the court to Living Legend parked at the top of the crease. He knocked it through the open pads of a surprised Joker.

“It was an ugly veteran play,” said Colonel of the winning goal.

His veteran team, which also included Lak Attack and Kid 2.0, may have been long in the tooth, but they weren’t short on heart. Twice they battled back from deficits to draw even with their younger, more mobile opponents.

Colonel said they never panicked.

“The experience really helps. These guys have been playing a long time so they know the game can go in different directions,” said the senior centreman.

Which is exactly what they did. While their opponents scored in bunches, the veterans chipped away methodically by outrunning and outworking inexperienced defenders.

“We just didn’t keep sustained pressure,” said Scooby. “We just didn’t keep coming at them. We just relied on a couple of bursts of goals.”

Colonel said his side just tried to play responsible defence, and the breaks would happen.

“You’ve just got to keep you head in it, play strong defence and get some chances off that.”

It also didn’t hurt that Kid 2.0 put in another rock-solid effort between the pipes.
“He’s been an incredible goaltender all season,” said Colonel. “He’s just so solid back there and you expect him to pretty much swallow everything up.”

Posted by jaysuburb at April 2, 2017 09:33 PM

Still sick, bronchitis on the edge of pneumonia, I can do a short light jog without coughing up a lung but that is about it at the moment. Will try for next week.

Glad to see you're getting back to playing shape Doo. Rey and the guys from the wizards will be happy to hear that too, they were concerned.

Posted by: Cleveland at April 16, 2017 09:41 AM

Update facebook post!


Posted by: Doo at April 15, 2017 04:53 PM

Fun game of full court rotating 2 on 2 last week! Only just two weeks left until Stanley Stick time. It would be great to have everyone out these next two Sundays to get our collective legs under us for April 30th.
It seems that there are lots of players that qualify to play in the Stick: Legend, Lak, Bam, Scooby, Hoss, Cleveland, Ohio, Guy, Riddler, Joker, Kid, Twizzler, Colonel, Beez, (and a couple on the IR in Wink and Doo) ... more than enough for two full lines per team and I've probably inadvertently missed a couple others :)

Posted by: The Colonel at April 11, 2017 07:02 PM

Looks like I'm a scratch for Sunday. Have a great game! Looks like it's going to be dry.

Posted by: Living Legend at April 8, 2017 06:47 PM

April 30 + May 7

Posted by: Living Legend at April 4, 2017 03:23 PM

Hi Leg,

What are the dates for the Stanley Stick??

Posted by: lakattack at April 4, 2017 01:13 PM