SHC Kicks-Off Winter Season

The SHC launched into its 11th season with a new format, new enthusiasm and new excitement! All 6 Franchises took to the ice last Friday and Saturday nights with each one dispatching an A and a B team. Friday’s White vs. Yellow series got the weekend off to a rocking start with White’s Paper Tigers and APL sweeping the night against the Bulldogs and Puckhounds, inspiring many to come up with white-dominant nicknames for the Franchise. Some were funny and some weren’t. The other two Franchise battles ended in a split with Black’s Killer Pandas winning against the Dirty Blues while the (cleaner) Ducks got one back for their A brethren by defeating the Foo Dogs in B. The ‘Christmas Derby’ of Red vs. Green had B’s Hairy Crabs edging the IceCocks in the new 3-3 Overtime format while the Fog Devils crushed the Vikings to get one back for Red.

In the pee in the snow Franchise match-up, White got the better of Yellow in both the A and B games. First, the Paper Tigers toyed with the Bulldogs and snuck away with a 4-2 win getting, never letting the game get too dangerous until late in the 3rd period. In the B game, Always Picked Last
convincingly got past the Puckhounds 8-4 in a wild game of all-offense hockey.

Kicking off Saturday night, the Blue Franchise faced off with the Black Franchise. Dropping the puck at the new 7:45pm Saturday timeslot, the Killer Pandas capitalized on some Dirty Blues mistakes early and notched their first win of the season 7-4. On the B side of the Franchise matchup, Captain Ken powered his team to victory with a hard fought 4-2 win over the Foo Dogs.

Taking the late shift at bottle night, the Green Franchise faced off with the Red Franchise. The first game saw the defending Champion Fog Devils start their 11th season with a convincing 7-1 win over the Vikings. Despite the score, Vikings goaltender Rob Gray played phenomenally. In B, the spiffy Ice Cocks looked to rid themselves of Hairy Crabs, scoring a late tying goal to send the game to OT. However in overtime, 2014 MVP Mark Cobbett found the back of the net, giving the Crabs a 2-1 win.

The action, bottles, and babes continue this coming Friday and Saturday night!