February 11, 2019

Frosty full-court game a first

The roadsters may have beaten Sunday’s snow. But they couldn’t beat the cold.

The first full-court game of the new year was as much a battle against the icy elements as it was a clash between opposing teams. It truly was all about surviving the sting of the evil multi-coloured plastic ball.

“It was bouncier than usual,” said Coach of the orb that had been hardened by the frigid temperatures. “Certainly it didn’t want to settle down so you couldn’t take it as cleanly as you might have wanted.”

Nouvelle Guy said that presented challenges to the roadsters to receiving passes. That meant simplifying the game to its base elements of taking shots and the goalie and hoping for a lucky break or rebound.

“You just try to watch for those rebounds because those balls are hard,” Nouvelle Guy said.

Coach, who was playing his first game in more than a year, said the cold conditions were a familiar memory of his youth, so he knew the importance of keeping his feet moving while still controlling the pace of the game.

“I think we showed we had to slow it down because we didn’t have the fitness,” he said.

For Nouvelle Guy’s team in both games, that proved easier said than done, as his side struggled to execute. But the veteran roadster took encouragement from the bolstered numbers, especially the addition of a new recruit, Moe.

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