September 23, 2012

Season begins Oct. 7

Two exhibition games will precede the official opening of Sunday Morning Road Hockey's 21st season on Oct. 21.

The preseason begins Sunday, Oct. 7 and concludes the following week, Oct. 14.

Coming off a successful mid-summer scrimmage, and with a healthy contingent of goaltenders for the first time in years, optimism is running high for the coming campaign.

Stalwart netminders Chico and Twizzler are expected to carry the bulk of the backstopping load again this season, but the return of a healthy Gump means the weekly recurrence of goaltending crises that almost scuttled the league three years ago is unlikely.

Last season's rookie sensation, Holt, is also returning. He's amongst a new generation of roadsters including Franz Beckenbauer, Bam Bam and Yak who have brought new energy and commitment to th game. They'll be lining up with venerable veterans Living Legend, the only remaining active founding father, Colonel, and Lak Attack. After a year of sporadic appearances in the lineup, Doo is also expected to reestablish himself as a regular.

Hope remains that longtime roadsters Unabomber and Kid will rediscover their love for the game and return to the courts.

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