As the proverb goes, revenge is a dish best served cold, and the Geezers handed it to the Chicks
4-0 on the ice at Treadwell Arena on Saturday.
For only the second time since the annual event originated more than six years ago, the Geezers versus Chicks matchup was won by the men, all at least 50 years or older, a prerequisite for joining the team.
Every year, the matchup raises money for a local organization, and this year it was Girls on the Run, a national program designed to educate pre-teen girls for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living.
The opening period was a back-and-forth defensive battle as each team took turns in the other’s end, only to be denied by strong defense around the net.
With 5:42 left in the second period, Geezer Peter Ord flicked the puck past the goalie for a short-handed goal and the game’s first score, and it would snowball from there.
The Chicks could not keep the Geezers on the defensive and the men played add-on in the third, scoring three more goals, including another from Ord with Kurt Waulhueter and Bill Holbrook each adding a goal.
Joe Geldhof of the Geezers said it was great to get the win because they have been difficult to come by.
“We’ve been humiliated for three years in a row, so we were playing for a little bit of pride, but mostly for Girls on the Run,” he said. “It seems like a fantastic program that is helping pre-teen girls get into athletics and get in to safe, smart activities. The women on the Chicks are fantastic, and I guess they’re already plotting revenge for next year.”