21 years later and still going strong

Serenity jumps out to a solid start dominating Fraser River team as Bear bends but doesn’t break in thriller over Blue Collar.

Serenity jumps out to a solid start in their dominating 5-1 win over a red laced Fraser River team as Bear bends but doesn’t break in a 4-3 thriller over Blue Collar.

With a squad with several characters from a 1990’s Bouchie Lake house party, it didn’t take long for the Builder brothers from different mothers to cash in with a 5-1 victory over Fraser River.

Getting the party started was Chris “Who’s your Daddy” Royle who converted a goal mouth pass with the precision of a surgeon. Tallying close behind was George “13 years and counting” Paul who also drew an assist on Todd “The Body” Gryschuks first of the year. Rounding out the scoring were Wade “The Blade” Fenton and Chad “The Comet” Swanson who also picked up well earned assists.

It came as no surprise that Fraser River wanted to play a Mulligan as they were dressed more like a back lot used car salesman than the Powder Blue Chevy Crew that we have come to love. Despite the ragtag look, Kris “Haymitch” Hayman managed to dominate his squad’s side of the score sheet with a jaw dropping goal and a penalty for a jaw jarring hit.

The other contest was one for the record books as a waiver wire veteran stole the show to lead Bear to a 4-3 win over Blue Collar in a rematch and reversal of last year’s Lumber Cup finale.

After a disastrous 2013-14 season where he only scored once (24th game of the season) it was no wonder that Randy “Killer” Crofts was brandishing a new stick this year. In his second shift of the game “Killer” was rewarded with a lucky bounce on a bad angle shot which was quickly followed by a near end to end rush where he made more moves than “Jagr” for his second of the period.

“Killer” never ventures past his own blueline, so an “end to end” rush for him is a little shorter than most.

With the Hockey God’s still shining on him, “Killer” completed the hat trick soon after as he banged in a rebound. Previously known as a gifted goal scorer, the hat trick was “Killer’s” first since Oct. 28, 2009. Also scoring for Bear was another ageless wonder, Doug “Big” Mack who continued his sizzling end to last year’s Cinderella playoffs. Replying for BCS was Michael “Finch” Dodge who scored on the first shot of the game on a post in rocket from the point as Justin “Time” Rasmussen scored once and assisted on Glenn “Double G” Goymers net crashing marker which completed the scoring.

– Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Bear Communications and an Observer contributor.


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