November 25, 2018

Colonel's comeback greeted cautiously

Sunday Morning Road Hockey’s most polarizing player returned to the courts Sunday. It was Colonel’s first game since a pair of incidents in last spring’s Stanley Stick championship series sparked successive walkouts by Joker and truncated the season finale.

Colonel said he felt he’d finished his hiatus and with the game showing renewed signs of life, he “wanted to come out and have a run with old friends.”

The most senior active roadster after founding father Living Legend, Colonel’s career has been dogged by controversy and incendiary encounters with rivals and even teammates.

Some cited those clashes as their motivation to retire.

Scooby chose his words carefully when he commented on the significance of Colonel’s comeback.

“We obviously need more guys,” he said. “I think at this point we’re open arms to anybody.”

Colonel said his absence was trying.

“The game is so much fun,” he said.

Still, Sunday’s turnout fell one short of a full complement for a proper game. But it was the first game of the season with goalies at either end as a side of seniors comprised of Colonel, Living Legend and Nouvelle Guy was challenged by the young speedsters Scooby and Doo.

The veterans struggled two-on-two but rebounded from a 5-2 deficit once they had a man advantage to win, 10-7.

Colonel said his delayed start to the season took its toll.

“Chemistry takes some time to renew,” he said. “And your hands aren’t the way you think they should be.”

Scooby said he and Doo remained resilient despite playing two-thirds of the game at a man disadvantage.

“We had more chances that I would have thought,” he said.

Posted by jaysuburb at November 25, 2018 10:17 PM

Any takers? I'm in if others commit

Posted by: Novelle at December 8, 2018 10:24 PM

Closing the comments until Saturday to deflect the spammers.

Posted by: Jay Suburb at December 3, 2018 07:34 PM

Surely you can skip 98 and go next year for 99? Doesn't look like there's going to be a game this week. We'll reconvene next week.

Posted by: Living Legend at November 30, 2018 07:11 PM

Sorry, ive been told i have to attend a 98th birthday party...uu 98

Posted by: Nouvelle at November 29, 2018 08:51 PM

Sorry boys I'm also out for this Sunday.

Posted by: Scooby at November 29, 2018 12:15 PM

Gonna be nice and sunny. Big D may try his hand at going in net if we need a second goalie.

Posted by: Nouvelle at November 27, 2018 10:21 PM

I'm out this weekend. I've got child minding duties.

Posted by: Living Legend at November 27, 2018 07:11 AM