Scratchings in the Dirt

Hockey, hockey, and more hockey

OK, Bruce, here we go!

Someone asked me the other day if I was ready for Christmas. After stifling the urge to smack him, I said that if they were having Christmas in a rink, I’d be there for sure. Seems like that’s the only place I’ve been for weeks!

Stephen’s team has been having a little more success. They finally won a game (9 – 3 in Melfort), and then tied the first-place team, Tisdale, at a tournament in Swift Current. They also beat Clavet and tied Swift Current at the same tournament, but couldn’t hold onto the momentum to take their arch rivals, Rosetown, in the 2nd place final. Stephen played some very good hockey, and had a mad on in the game against Rosetown – he was a one-man wrecking crew in the third period. He has the weekend off, and then we’re off to a tourney in PA next weekend.

Derek’s team is trampling over every opponent they meet. Biggar phoned to say we were uninvited to their tournament, but we play them again tomorrow in Kerrobert. The snipers will rack up some points, I’m sure. Apparently there was some bad blood between Kerrobert and Macklin last weekend, as our boys like to throw their weight around. Glad it wasn’t us in the news instead of Brampton and Niagra Falls!

Adam’s team hasn’t lost a game yet. They have a large roster, with some boys returning from AA to play their last minor season at home. It is a combined team – Kerrobert, Luseland, and Dodsland – which makes for some interesting logistics. Adam is doing quite well. He got a goal and an assist in the same shift last night in Dodsland against Outlook. He has to fit in his points when he can, because he spends quite a bit of time watching his teammates play the game. Oh well, the trails of being a rookie. They are on their way back from Elrose right now, and the last I heard it was 3 -2 for KDL with 10 minutes left in the third. They beat Elrose by one point in Luseland last week.

The boys shoveled off the dugout last night, and spent most of the day losing pucks in the snowbanks. They had a good time, though, and it’s great that they are getting some fresh air and exercise. As soon as I can find the right cord, I’ll post some of the pictures Clem took today.

Well, I better go. Heard tonight at the Tiger game that AA hockey has ruined minor hockey in Kerrobert. Clem will be surprised, since he is the president, and I don’t think he’s heard yet!

Bye for now. Thanks for checking in!