Forget the NHL the GWLHL has Kicked off this week.
Game 1 of the season featured the steroid bowl as Jeremy Dick and Team Yellow went Head to Head with Troy Woods and Team Orange. Troy came out raging and scored the first goal of the 2018-2019 season. However, Team Orange seemed to run out of testosterone as Team Yellow scored 4 unanswered to take the opening game 4-1. Sophomore sensation Alex Palmer scored 2 goals and added an apple as he proved he can play just fine without his monkey boy Mitchell Link.
Game 2 featured Team Red vs Team Green. Before the puck even dropped in this game the bad blood was flowing. Green Captain Reinhart Waldner mistakenly sent his scouting report of Team Red to captains McIntosh and Nichols. This ended up being a crucial mistake as Team Red used it as fuel and came out firing on all cylinders. Lead by Norris trophy candidate Scott McDonald Red cruised to a 9-2 victory. Let this be a reminder to all Captains. Don’t send your scouting report to the other team.
Game 3 was the battle of the Rookie goaltenders. Russian Superstar Dmitri Krassioukov vs ASHL all-star Michael Plummer. White flew out of the gates skating to a 3-0 lead after the first period. Dmitri frustrated with his teams play yelled at his team in Russian in a furious rage after the first. Team Grey member Sanjay Guliani said “we have no idea what the F*** he said but it sure motivated us”. The game continued to go back and forth with team Grey nibbling away at the lead. GWLHL veteran Roger Maguet decided it was time to let the league know he was back and scored 2 3rd period goals to preserve the tie for team Grey. Krassioukov denied interviews following the game. 4-4 tie as everyone kissed their sister.
Game 4 was Team Teal vs Team Black. You would think most of the talk would be featured of the Goodfellow vs Brokop matchup but it was the matchup within team Black that was the story. Entering the game Craig Robb was 1 point behind Glen Garrioch in career stats. Tied at 3 in the 3rd period Robb sprung Brokop on a partial breakaway and Brokop finished giving Robb an assist and tying Glen. Late in the 3rd with Teal’s net empty, Robb picked up a loose puck in his own end, winked at Glen on the bench and fired a 150 foot shot into the gaping cage. Robb is now one point up on Glen…. And by the way Glen played last night I don’t think Robb is worried about Glen ever catching him. 5-3 Black was the final score.
Game 5 is at 5:20 tonight when Team Drinky Drinky (Purple) takes on Team Rookie (Blue). This will be the first Friday game ever in GWLHL history. There will be a ceremonial faceoff to kick off the first Friday game ever…. That is if Team Purple has anyone that can stand up that long to take the draw. Good luck out there boys and for god sakes please be safe after the game.
Signing off I’m Dusty McBrokop