January 14, 2018

By the dawn's early glare

A year ago the road hockey courts were so encrusted with snow and ice, even a heroic effort of chopping and shoveling couldn’t reignite the season for nine weeks.

Sunday, a dazzling blast of sunshine that pierced the fog forced the roadsters to move from their regular venue to the neighbouring court as glare off the damp concrete blinded the goalies. But the game went on as usual.

Maybe not such great news for fellow founding father Living Legend.

Recovering from a miserable cold, the veteran declared himself barely fit to play, let alone roam the court without respite as there were no substitutes available to either team. Still, his feisty teammates, Lak Attack and Scooby, were resolute and gave their crackerjack opponents all they could handle in a 12-7 loss.

They also didn’t use their shorthanded situation as an excuse.

“Moral victories are for losers,” Lak Attack said. “Even though we lost, it was nice to play hard right to the end and come close — but close isn’t enough.”

Doo said his side, also hobbled by a hip injury to Colonel that restricted his mobility, had to be at the top of its game to exploit the underdogs’ weakness.

“We knew Legend would be cheating to the inside of the defensive zone, or if he did make a rush he’d be slow getting back,” Doo said. “We just had to be aware and we had some really good passing today.”

Lak Attack conceded his side struggled early to adjust to the Legend’s struggles to keep up and be engaged in the play. But as they found their comfort level, goals — including three by their belamed linemate started to happen. At one point they were within three goals of tying the game.

“We kinda figured it out towards the end,” Lak Attack said. “We played a bit more positionally and we all came on.”

Doo said his side had to just ride out the storm by retaining its faith in goaltender Kid.

“I don’t think we ever panicked,” he said. “It always helps when your goaltender is playing well. They got a few goals, but we knew it was hard work by the other team and not Kid letting us down.”

Posted by jaysuburb at January 14, 2018 09:16 PM

See if the mystery machine can figure why the nets are loose. lol

Should be another good game tomorrow.

Posted by: lakattack at January 20, 2018 05:39 PM

Sounds like the Mystery Machine crew will be out in force tomorrow (aka Scooby Doo and V)

Posted by: Doo at January 20, 2018 04:15 PM

Such a fun game, despite the loss!


Posted by: lakattack at January 15, 2018 09:19 AM

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Posted by: Jamesdox at January 15, 2018 08:01 AM

That's a phenomenal cover shot. Very dramatic.
Fun game again today! Kudos to all for making it two straight full court games, especially those who were fighting colds and injuries.
And, it looks good for a third straight next Sunday with the expected return of Guy and Cleveland.
Bammer! Where are you?!?

Posted by: The Colonel at January 14, 2018 11:47 PM