FORESTRY HOCKEY LEAGUE: Bear wallops Blue Collar, Serenity slips past GM

Bear Communications manhandled Blue Collar Silviculture and Serenity Builders slipped past Fraser River GM.

Nobody really knew where Bear lost their Mojo, but after a cold November which saw them win only one game, Blue Collar was the perfect remedy as Bear throttled them 7-3. 

Player of the game honours for each squad went to goalies named Mike, but it was Mike (The Mechanic) Enemark who stole the show as he earned a five point morning with two goals and three helpers.

On the other side of the coin was Mike (Grasshopper)Burke who played his guts out in the BCS cage to keep the score in single digits. 

Other Bear boys to snap out of their slump were Bruce (The Mountain) Broughton with a goal and two assists, Brody (Smooth as silk) Neighbour with a pair and three assists as Kerry (On my wayward son) Fitzgerald and Richard (Bettman) Lindstrom did their best Hank and Danny combining for a goal and an assist each.

Pitching in for BCS with his first multi-point game since October was Shane (Mara) Thon who skated miles to double his season’s point total with a goal and two assists. 

BCS’s Cosmo combination of Bobby (Booster) Keen and Russ (ACL) Young both scored goals as Ken (Quicksilver) McMillan added two assists.

The other contest sure looked like the Rink 2 ice had been tilted as the Fraser Rivermen came in waves that Serenity managed to surf through to steal a 3-1 victory from the jaws of defeat. 

Opening up the scoring in the game after being the latest GM Brother-in-law call-up was Curtis (The Flash) Fenton who notched his first FHL tally since March 28, 2001 when he scored four. 

After that initial defensive zone breakdown the vaunted Builder team defence took charge as Mike (Port) Moody made several gargantuan glove hand grabs and even threw in a couple of scintillating stick saves. 

Breaking the ice for the Builders after the Fraser River netminder displayed some Luongo-like stickhandling was Kevin (Night Rider) Hesslegrave who also notched the dagger late in the game on a breakaway beauty. 

Scoring arguably the prettiest goal so far this year was Ian (Heartbreaker) Hannah who converted a goal mouth pass after a terrific tic-tac-toe from his world class wingers.

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