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Greg Martin Plays 800th Career GWLHL Game

Jan 15, 2018
 

In what seems more like a typo than a real statistic, GWLHL Hall Of Famer Greg Martin this week became the first ever player in league history to play in 800 career games (regular season and playoffs). In typical Greg Martin fashion he completed the feat playing in the second of back to back games this past Thursday subbing for Yellow in the early game for his 799th career game before suiting up for his own team Orange in the late game to reach the 800th game played milestone. Unfortunately for Greg, while he was able to come away with the 4-3 win in game 799 he was on the wrong end of a 4-3 loss in game 800.

How did Greg celebrate his 800th games played milestone you might ask? The only way he knows how...by playing in 3 of the 4 games at Hockey Day in Canada this past Saturday in frigid -30 wind-chills. Upon hearing that Martin planned to play in 3 games in surface-of-Mars-like temperatures most of Greg's fellow GWLHLers reacted with a mixture of amazement, bewilderment, and awe that he would voluntarily subject himself to such a thing. But hey, you don't get to 800 games played by saying no to those lucrative subbing opportunities, no matter what the temperature! When asked what in godís name he was thinking taking on 3 games in such freezing cold weather Greg replied "Prefer sub-arctic temps to saving monkeys in Ecuador!" Well said Greg, well said.

Congratulations to Greg on reaching this amazing milestone. Your love of and commitment to both the game and league are second to none!

Greg Martin Stats & Facts:

Games played: 803 and counting (Next closest: Gerry Boss 709 and Ed Hunter 698)
Seasons played: 30
Average Games played per season: about 27
Career points: 23 assists...still waiting for that first goal
Career points per game: 0.0286
Career PIMs: 6 (all by accident no doubt)
Last season he didn't lead the league in games played: 2011-2012
GWLHL HOF Induction: 2007
3 time Ken Richardson Award winner: 1995, 1998, and 2014
Odds of Greg playing game #1000 sometime in the year 2025: -500

$775 Raised for the Christmas Cheer Board!

Jan 10, 2018
 

Once again the generosity of the GWLHL came through as a total of $775 was raised for the Christmas Cheer Board. An average of almost $100 per team is quite impressive and you should all be proud.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who donated!

2018 Hockey Day in Canada

Jan 6, 2018
 

The tradition continues as once again the GWLHL and GWLWHL will be heading outdoors for our annual 'Hockey Day in Canada' extravaganza! The festivities are scheduled to take place on Saturday January 13th 2018 at Varsity View Community Club at 315 Laxdal Road: https://goo.gl/maps/2MaHWyZSVL72

The first games are scheduled to begin bright and early at 9:30am with all the GWLHL games taking place on Rink B (north) and all the GWLWHL games taking place on Rink A (south). The full GWLHL schedule is as follows:

9:30am - Green vs. Orange
10:45am - White vs. Teal
12:00pm - Blue vs. Rouge
1:15pm - Black vs. Yellow

Dressing room assignments will be posted on the dressing room doors.

As usual, the beer gardens are scheduled to be open from about 11:30am to 5pm with the party wrapping up around 6pm. Drink tickets will be $3 each and we will be ordering pizza for both the men's and women's league to enjoy free of charge. The first order of pizza will arrive around 11:30 with additional waves of pizza following later in the day as well so those who have afternoon games aren't forced to eat pizza that's been sitting around for 4 hours.

Currently the forecast is calling for sunny skies but chilly temperatures with a high of only -20C (-30C with the windchill) so come prepared for the elements. We'll leave it up to the captains of the teams involved to decide whether they want to play straight-time 12 minutes periods or stop time given how cold it's going to be, especially in the earlier games.

Chirstmas Cheer Board Donations

Dec 19, 2017
 

Once again the GWLHL will be passing the proverbial hat around the dressing rooms to take in donations for the Christmas Cheer Board. Team Captains will be collecting donations in the dressing rooms during this week's slate of games and then can forward their team's contributions to either Jeremy Dick or directly to Mr. Christmas Cheer Himself, Wolfer. Thanks in advance for your generous support for this worthy cause!

Joey Reuther Joins 500 Point Club!

Dec 15, 2017
 

Joey came into this week's game vs. Orange sitting at 499 career points and witnesses say he hit the magical 500 point mark with a 1 goal 2 assist performance becoming only the 19th player in league history to join this exclusive club. Joey didn't waste any time getting to 500 points either as he did it in just his 12th season and 231st career game giving him an impressive 2.17 PPG career average.

According to the game sheet and team sources the 500th point of Joey's career came in style on a late 2nd period goal as he was laying down on the ice pretty much behind the net. Those familiar with Joey's usual pre late-game rituals likely won't be surprised he was laying down on the ice when he score the historic goal. The milestone goal came against GWLHL Hall of Famer and all time games played leader Greg Martin who somehow managed to play in all 4 GWLHL games this week posting a 2-2 record. With that kind of commitment it should come as no surprise that Martin is now knocking on the door of 800 games played which is a ridiculous accomplishment in itself, but I digress, this is about Joey. Look for that story coming soon.

Not satisfied with simply scoring a goal and reaching 500 career points Joey also assisted on both the tying and winning goals by another GWLHL Hall of Famer Sanjay Guliani late in the 3rd period as Black completed the comeback to stun Orange 5-4 to pick up their 2nd win of the season. As usual, the disappointment from Orange's crushing loss was short lived and forgotten as soon as the hot dog machine was fired up and the beers started flowing in the dressing room after the game.

Congratulations to Joey on reaching this historic milestone! Your super exclusive, suitable for framing 'GWLHL 500 Point Club' puck is in the mail. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.


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Standings - Regular Season

Regular Season *  Playoff Season
Team GP W L T Pts
Teal 14 10 4 0 20
Rouge 14 8 3 3 19
Green 14 8 4 2 18
White 14 8 6 0 16
Blue 14 6 7 1 13
Yellow 14 4 6 4 12
Orange 14 3 9 2 8
Black 14 2 10 2 6

Recent Games

Date Visitor Score Home
Jan 10 Teal 1 - 5 Rouge
Jan 10 Black 3 - 8 Green
Jan 11 White 3 - 4 Yellow
Jan 11 Blue 4 - 3 Orange
Jan 13 Green 5 - 1 Orange
Jan 13 White 5 - 8 Teal
Jan 13 Blue 1 - 4 Rouge
Jan 13 Black 1 - 1 Yellow

Upcoming Games

Date Time Visitor Home
Jan 17 16:40 Orange Rouge
Jan 17 17:50 Green Yellow
Jan 18 16:40 Black Teal
Jan 18 17:50 Blue White
Jan 24 16:40 Orange White
Jan 24 17:50 Yellow Teal

Convenors

Jeremy Dick
Phone: 926-5429
Email: Jeremy.Dick@londonlife.com