What a wonderful week for the Bees
March 13, 2009
Another tough week finished and another one in triumph for your fabulous Bees!
It’s all merging fast now, the weeks are running out and every point counts as we hurry towards the play off finals weekend.
To that end it’s really important to support the boys, ensure that they have the right tools to do the job that they are in good spirits and are fit both mentally and physically.
Sadly the same cannot be said for Stuart and myself, but then you do not come to see us, do you?
Saturday saw us entertain the Scims of Sheffield at the Hive in an encounter not deemed as a must win, but crucial to ensure that we continue our good run and have the right attitude going forward.
We steamed into a two goal lead in the first period and the hockey was such that it looked as if it was going to be a rout of an evening.
Watty had a near centre ice fight, making their import Sikl (good scrabble name) nurse his face after contact with our mans hands.
Don’t get me wrong I don’t condone fighting, but there is a buzz around the place that has to be seen and heard when it happens and the place is normally the better for it.
The Scims (with their fans in impressive fancy dress costume, especially a quite randy Friar Tuck who said he was dyslexic) bought the match back to level in the space of a few minutes in the start of the second as we left our heads in the room, thinking the game was over.
The Scims took heart from this and brought the game to the Bees with Rocky making some great saves to keep us in it.
The recently returned Tom Duggan fresh from his shoulder injury and seemingly rejuvenated from the break scored to take us in 3-2 after the second period ended.
The third started as the second with the Scims bringing the scores level, but the “Keeganesque you score one we’ll score two” cycle had to be broken and this time the Bees moved forward with menace and surprised the visitors with speed, skill and good old fashioned luck.
We took the match 6-3, in a well deserved third period and Bicks used the luck for his creative use of the skate for the last goal.
About time we won at home over the Scims!
An early morning saw us back at the Hive for the EIHA Junior Jamboree with 230 ish kids all in the same tops skating in three “cross ice” rinks and organised brilliantly by the Bracknell Ice Hockey Club.
Many “big hitters” came to see the event and all were impressed by the way things were run (by the clock) and the fact that all the kids were occupied, safe and had fun. What did they think, after all, this IS Bracknell and we out do all with organisation!
Biggest difficulty was spotting your own kid as the only identifying marks were the socks they were wearing and a small sticker in the helmet to identity what team they were in...
The kids knew what to do, that’s the main thing...
But that meant leaving the Hive at 3.00 ish for a 5.30 face off in Telford with a daughter that has the smallest bladder in the world and a car that needs filling on the M40...
Still, we made it with five minutes to spare and from the start you could see the Bees were in no mood to allow the Tiggers into the game and took a lead right from the start.
We bossed, harried and took the game to them in a fairly one sided contest that we won 5-1.
Strangest event of the night was a fight, centre ice with our very own Scott Moody and their Stanton.
All in the away block looked at each other as Moods was the last player you would expect to drop the gloves and after the match I asked how it went.
The wound on the forehead was deep and needed to be fixed at home and he was nursing a very large headache.
He also said that he can’t remember if he hit him or not…well…looking at the vid, he caught him with a great straight shot and took him down.
Well done Moods!
Joe Greener is back in light training and is raring to get back on the ice.
We have advised that speed is not the issue, but strength and rehabilitation is, so have asked him to be careful... but you know how boys are.
One match for us this weekend and it’s another Saturday night at the Hive against the Champions elect Potties.
We won’t want them to win the title at our place and we want the points to keep the dreaded Romford away in sixth, so it has all the hallmarks of being a great event.
There are no dead rubbers for us and with every point a bonus, we will be going for each one, standing toe to toe with the opposition in our last four matches.
Make sure that the boys hear you on Saturday, make as much noise as you can!
Make it loud, make it proud, stand up for your Bracknell Bees!