Im not sure who it was wearing those Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars jerseys on Mile One ice last night, but it sure didnt look like the three-time defending Herder champs. From the pressbox, they looked slow in comparison to the Caribous who wheeled about the ice with ease. And the result was a dozen odd-man rushes for the Bous that ended in lamp lighters. But its strange, you know. Its not like the CeeBees arent a quick team. The lineup is stacked with guys who can turn on the afterburners and blow past you. But in Game 1, Wadden and Thomey seemed like the only CeeBees playing with any fire in their bellies and jump in their legs. Dont expect another blow out today, however. Theres simply too much pride and guts in that locker room. But for the CeeBee fan seeking some comfort, it might be interesting to know in the CeeBees three concurrent Herders, theyve lost the first game each time. In 2006, they lost 5-3 in Game 1, 2007 was a 6-1 blow out to start the series. And last year, as mentioned by head coach Eddie Oates following last nights opener, they fell 4-3. Coincidentally, in 2005 when they won the opener 6-1 over Deer Lake, they ended up losing in seven games. So maybe a good thumping was in order. *** For Game 1, www.thetelegram.com tried something new in firing out updates throughout the game. But for some reason, a small number of fans and I use that term loosely complained there were, get this, too many. I disagree. Last nights game was not broadcast on television. Nor was it available in streaming video online. And after asking around today, many people complained they couldnt get the game on the radio either. That being said, wouldnt that make thetelegram.com the most reliable and accessible online source for updates? Nevermind the huge hit counts registered on our website during the game and in the day since. Supply and demand. No overkill here. I rest my case.
- July 27, 2010 - 13:55
updates were awesome, ceebees were brutal