November 05, 2017

Cowboy Bill has impact in comeback

In only his second appearance at the road hockey courts in more than seven years, Cowboy Bill had a huge impact on Sunday’s game.

An immovable presence in front of the net all day in his team’s 10-4 victory, it was a clash at the side of the net with Colonel that may prove to have the most lasting implications.

The feisty forward was wheeling his way below the goal line when he and Cowboy Bill clashed, toppling Colonel to the concrete hard. When Colonel gathered himself up, his right hand hung limply from a badly swollen wrist. His game was over, and possibly his season, as he headed for x-rays.

His mates, who’d charged to a quick 2-0 lead but were struggling to find much more offence than that, visibly slumped.

“That’s when the game got away from us,” said Nouvelle Guy. “It’s tough to lose a guy and if you don’t have that sub, it’s a double whammy.”

Especially against a skilled lineup that featured Cleveland, Scooby and Lak Attack who freewheeled around and through diminished defenders while Cowboy Bill parked himself in front of Kid to establish a screen and pounce on rebounds.

“He was a big presence for us in front of the net,” said Lak Attack. “He’s tough, he won’t let up and he works hard throughout.”

Cowboy Bill said his role as immovable obstacle was as much a survival tactic after being away from the game since the 2010 Stanley Stick so he could travel the world in pursuit of job opportunities.

“The court looks small, but it plays big,” he said.

But with an overall advantage in speed that really made itself apparent after Colonel left the game, Cowboy’s mates were able to shrink the court to the size of a postage stamp as their opponents struggled to keep up.

“They were passing around us and we were caught napping,” said Nouvelle Guy. “We lost our legs.”

And Sunday Morning Road Hockey may have lost one of its most stalwart veterans.

Posted by jaysuburb at November 5, 2017 07:33 PM

No worries! I will play goalie tomorrow!


Posted by: lakattack at November 11, 2017 07:48 PM

Hey Lak,

Bring your goalie gear tomorrow, I have to go to work so won't be able to play

Posted by: Kid at November 11, 2017 06:48 PM

Hey boys, Im out for tomorrow. For some reason Im having some back issues today and if I feel this way tomorrow I wont play.

I've been dealing with this stuff since last year but for whatever reason It flared up today. Have a good game!

Posted by: Scooby at November 11, 2017 03:27 PM

That's good news! A quick healer would show up on Sunday-just saying!

Posted by: lakattack at November 8, 2017 12:51 PM

Well, that's a nice offer! Of course, I would only take a beer if I was able to provide one in return :-)

Posted by: The Colonel at November 8, 2017 10:40 AM

Happy to hear there are no broken bones and hopefully it won't keep you from the court for too long. Take it easy and I at least owe you a beer (or two).

Posted by: Cowboy at November 7, 2017 09:27 AM

You're a good guy Cowboy. I know absolutely that you had no intention to cause harm.

No broken bones. I don't know that I'll be there this weekend. I'm typically a pretty fast healer but my wrist is sprained and swollen with limited and very painful motion. I must have fallen directly on it when I hit the ground / net.
It will mend over time and it won't stop me from playing the game we love but my guess at this point is that won't be for a few weeks.

Posted by: The Colonel at November 6, 2017 10:50 PM

Colonel, how's the hand?? Hope its ok and your ready to go for next week.

Posted by: lakattack at November 6, 2017 01:02 PM

Hey Colonel -

I again apologize. By no means would I ever trip you, or any roadster, intentionally. I feel absolutely horrible and I hope that you have a speedy recovery and are back on the courts soon.

- Cowboy

Posted by: Cowboy at November 5, 2017 07:53 PM