On Tuesday February 19th the Ottawa Service Attache Association’s “Lame Ducks” played a game against the Canadian Forces College International Student Course. The hard fought battle resulted in a lop-sided score of 9-0 for the Lame Ducks.
The Lame Ducks have been practicing hard on a variety of hockey drills and, all that work clearly paid off. The ducks had some great passing and they applied a lot of pressure on the CFC net. In addition, the Ducks were fast and gave the CFC team little time with the puck. We have to assume the CFC team will sharpen their skills and set up a good old fashioned ambush of sorts for the spring game on their Toronto home turf.
Here is a quote from the Coach of the Lame Ducks, Darcy Byrtus: “ This was the best effort I have seen from the Ducks in all the games we played against the CFC. A great game from all the Ducks, especially Igor Starkov (Russia) and Chang Bae Yoon (Korea), Neil Marriot (UK) and Kurt Brown (Australia)”
The Game Referee Doug Thomas had this to say: “From a referee’s standpoint it was hard to discern intentional hits from incidental contact and, we were getting close to putting folks in the penalty box. All in all a high spirited game played by a group of very committed individuals!”
Overall a great effort by both teams and we look forward to the rematch on Sunday, June 2nd in Toronto!
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