August 11, 2018

Scrimmage will be first test of new season

Road hockey’s midsummer scrimmage has been set for Aug. 22.

But whether the game is actually played is anybody’s guess.

The sour taste left by the abrupt end to last Spring’s Stanley Stick finale lingers. The scrimmage will be the first test if there is any kind of appetite for a new season.

The stakes are high, as this will be Sunday Morning Road Hockey’s 27th season. That season is tentatively scheduled to officially begin Oct. 14.

But whether it’s played will be up to the roadsters who will have to get past the acrimony that cast a pall over the finale of its 26th season when both games of the championship series ended early after incidents on the court. It could be the biggest crisis for the survival of the league, which has endured many ups and downs of weather, goaltending and commitment challenges over its long history.

Game time for the scrimmage is 6:30 p.m.

Posted by jaysuburb at August 11, 2018 10:05 AM

Scooby will be there with me!

Posted by: Doo at August 22, 2018 04:35 PM

Not sure about tonight. I want to play...and will play in October if there is a game...but the big Smoke of 2018....others?

Posted by: Nouvelle at August 22, 2018 04:18 PM

I'm there!

Posted by: Doo at August 14, 2018 04:29 PM

what a terrible end to the Stick last year.

Posted by: Hired Gun Dixon Tam at August 11, 2018 10:21 AM