When the two lowest scoring teams in the Forestry Hockey League face off, it’s bound to be a tight one and the last game in October was no exception as the Builders used a dial-a-goalie to outlast the Chevrolet Clad crew 2-1.
Although the scoring chances were anything but plentiful, Serenity’s Marvin Fox (i.e. Loxie) and GM’s Peter (Pumpkin Eater) Andrews both made several scintillating saves that had Roxanne turning the red light on too early.
Scoring hero for Serenity was Kevin (Bieksa) Hesslegrave who scored twice, once on a rocket from the face off dot and then he notched the winner after waltzing into the crease with some stellar foot work before gobbling up his own rebound and tapping it into the yawning cage.
Scoring the only goal for the underpowered GM crew was their hulking menace on the blue line Stew (The Grim Reaper) Taylor who labelled a howitzer top shelf on a late first-half power play.
With Fraser River wallowing in a three-game losing streak, while averaging a paltry 2.5 goals a game, rumour has it a complete overhaul of their used car inventory is being contemplated to make room for the shiny new 2012 product line.
The other contest was not for the faint of heart as the bad news Bears ravaged the tree planters in a 9-1 white wash.
Obviously the Silviculture crew mistook these Bears for grizzlies as they decided to play dead early on in the mauling.
That was a mistake versus these aggressive carnivores.
Adding to the Blue Collar confusion were the 9-11 decoys the league leaders employed as # 9 Lee (Golden Jet) Naeth and #11 Bud (Messier) Carter combined for an astounding nine points with the Golden Jet notching the hat trick as “Mess” enjoyed a five-point morning.
Never ones to miss a ripe carcass, Troy (Story) McMillan and Brody (Good) Neighbour piled on as they scored two goals each and combined for three assists to continue to run away in the scoring race.
The only bright light for BCS was Todd (The Terrific) Gryschuk who scored his fifth of the season to surpass his total for all of last year when he was a member of the Lumber Cup Champion White Knights.
Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with the Serenity Builders and an Observer contributor.