By Adam Peace
On Wednesday, January 30th the Esprit de Corps Commando-Lite faced off for the sixth time, against their arch-rivals, the Ottawa Service Attaché Association Lame Ducks at the University of Ottawa. This event was part of the semi-annual double-header between the Commandos and GOFO’s in support of the Cadet Leagues.
Commando-Lite opened up the scoring early and it was readily apparent that the Ducks were in for a ride. Luckily, the Ducks showed a lot of promise coming from their own blue line as Igor Starkov carried the puck time and again into the offensive zone to get pucks to the net.
After Commando Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau received a vicious slash from Lame Duck Kurt Brown (Australia’s own), the Ducks suffered a short-handed goal and were facing a steep hill to climb with the score sitting at 6-2. But climb they did – and by the end of the 3rd period the Ducks had netted another 2 goals finishing the game with a respectable 6-4 loss.
Afterwards, the players assembled in the arena pub for refreshments and short speeches announcing the player of the game awards. Lame Duck Rob Worsham bestowed the honour to rookie Commando Lite, Stephanie Madore and POG chosen by the Commandos was fan favorite Lame Duck Rowell (USA) for his triple salchows.