Serenity leaps back into first place

Steve Dodge brings his own unique writing style to his column covering forestry hockey league

The last time a Wednesday morning fell on Feb. 29 most of the Serenity team regularly wore pink and had Purple Rain in vinyl and cassette, but it was 1984 Oiler style hockey they displayed in the 8-1 demolition of Blue Collar.

Several stellar performances were put in lead by Randy (Ghostbuster) Crofts who used his 65 flex twig to score twice on water bottle bullets as Kevin (Knight Rider) Hesslegrave potted a pair because of his blazing speed and Brent (Welcome back) Carter who tickled the twine for two from in close.

Also scoring for the Builders on a surprising top shelf rocket that had the Ripley’s Believe It or Not crew confiscating his stick was Steve (Batman) Dodge who is better known for his miracle shots on the golf courses and curling rinks of small-town BC.

Ian (Heartbreaker) Hannah had opened up the scoring for Serenity on a confusing play that had Blue Collar hot under their Black collars when an icing was waved off leaving a gaping 6X4 at the mercy of Heartbreaker.  To say that was the straw that broke the BCS back may be an overstatement, but with a psyche as fragile as the FHL Cellar dwellers nothing good resulted from the miscue.

Meanwhile in the featured game in the Vault, it was Fraser River who knew the combo as they dealt Bear a 4-3 defeat in a hard fought and well played contest. With the victory Fraser River has meandered into a position where they still have a mathematical chance of finishing in first with three games remaining in the regular season. Although Bear hasn’t had much success versus the Chevy Boys they have been able to keep GM’s leading scorer mostly in check, but their luck ran out as Chad (The Comet) Swanson was firing on all cylinders with a goal and two assists. Also finding the twine for the Blue Boys were Doug (2 all beef patties) Mack and (Sugar) Shane Baker who also added assists. This left the winning goal up to Captain Chris (Crown) Royle who had a Sharks Club steak sandwich to thank for the extra zip on his heavy winning shot. Replying for the wire crossed Communication crew who are surprisingly only playing 500 hockey the past 10 games was Darcy (Doctor) McGillivery as he and Lee (Knee) Naeth both scored and added assists with league scoring leader Brody (Howdy) Neighbour notching his 45th point of the season.

Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Serenity Builders and an Observer contributor.