Codd counter one for ages

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:35 AM ET

It was easily the best goal of Bruce Codd's career.

It's not that hard because there isn't that many to choose from.

In the fourth quarter of last night's 12-10 Calgary Roughnecks victory over the New York Titans in the Champion's Cup, the veteran defender scooped a rebound in his own end. Showing great speed, Codd raced in and found the top corner on Titans goalie Matt Vinc.

Standing behind the net, Codd hesitated, then gave a huge fist pump almost in disbelief.

"What I usually do is run off hard, get ready for the next faceoff," said Codd, who had one goal during 16 regular-season games.

"I don't get too many. To get one in the Champion's Cup is unbelievable."

The Riggers picked off five different passes in their own zone, and two led to key goals. Jeff Shattler started it out, creating a breakaway of his own in the second quarter and scoring much the way Codd did. Shattler, who is one of the fastest guys in the league, was impressed with the way Codd put one by Vinc.

"Beauty. Bruce is quite the fast guy," Shattler said.

"He has the wheels for a little guy. We talked about this all week. We trained for this, got focused for this, and we came out and did it."

Codd twice went to the Champion's Cup and came up empty each time when he was with the Arizona Sting in 2005 and 2007.

IAN.BUSBY@SUNMEDIA.CA


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