Fraser River derails the BCS streak handing them a 3-1 defeat before edging Bear 4-3 in a shoot-out, while Serenity drops a pair, 3-1 to Bear and 5-4 to BCS.
After setting almost every regular season record the past four months, BCS finally had their 14 game winning streak broken as the hard working Fraser River Rebel’s upset them 3-1 in week 17.
Leading the Chevy Crew to the satisfying win was a couple of recent additions as Andrew Baby Face Kaebe scored his first FHL marker with Jim Soupy Sales notching his 5000th since Pup in the Barn on Barlow.
The new rink saw another streak snapped as Bear ended their five game futility free fall with a 3-1 defeat of Serenity.
Stepping up for Bear was Doug King Kong Mack who made like Peter Gabriel and shocked the monkey for his first goal since mid-November as Lee Nitro Naeth was in on all three goals with a marker and two helpers.
There were two exciting battles in week 18 as BCS didn’t like the taste of losing and hopped back into the win column with a 5-4 thriller over the Builder Bunch.
Leading his adopted team to the win was Rod Pocket Rocket Albers who notched his first hat trick since Rio Tinto started dabbling with hockey sticks. Also having a big game was Justin Time Rasmussen who scored twice and assisted on all but one of the Pocket Rockets tallies. Playing a career defining game for Serenity was Cliff Hanger Hunik who scored on a howitzer from the point and assisted on another.
The other contest certainly looked like a blowout as Fraser River scored on three of their first four shots before Bear knew what hit them.
Scoring from poor and acute angles were Brian Two Dozen Domeris, Shane The Pain Thon and Kevin Nightrider Hesslegrave who had the Bear bench wondering who their backup tender could be?
Taking it one shift at a time, Bear slowly whittled away at the deficit as Lee Nitro Naeth scored on the power play to make it 3-1 at halftime.
A roof daddy rocket by Randy Killer Crofts set up an exciting final minute that saw Nitro knot the score with their goalie pulled for an extra attacker. However in the shoot-out, the clock struck midnight on the Cinder Bears as Jim Soupy Sales slid one five hole for the winning shot.
Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Bear Communications and an Observer contributor.