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Joey Reuther Joins 500 Point Club!

Dec 15, 2017
 

Joey came into this week's game vs. Orange sitting at 499 career points and eye witnesses say he hit the magical 500 point mark with a multi point 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.

Details are sketchy at this point but sources tell me the 500th point of Joey's career came on an assist against GWLHL Hall of Famer and all time games played leader Greg Martin who I believe somehow managed to play in all 4 GWLHL games this week. 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 in the coming weeks.

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.

All Tied Up

Dec 8, 2017
 

It seems as though with the holidays fast approaching many in the GWLHL are getting into the spirit of the season as no fewer than half the games on the slate in weeks 8 and 9 ending up in ties with Rouge and Green both currently sporting impressive(?) two game tying streaks.

With the half way point of the season coming up (already!) next week the standings remain very tight with the hottest team in the league Teal riding a 5 game winning streak to the top of the standings to hold a slim 2 point advantage over those young whippersnappers on White. Starting with White in 2nd spot, the next 5 spots in the standings after Teal are all separated by just a single point each. Down in the dank, dark GWLHL basement Yellow and Black are still looking to get their games in gear with only 1 win apiece so far this season, but hey, it's still early right? Right?!? Looks like it's going to be a tight race all year and the jockeying for playoff position will go down to the final weeks of the season.

Get Your GWLHL Branded Apparel Now!

Nov 17, 2017
 

In case you haven't heard Harv-Al Sportswear who have been supplying the GWLHL with our jerseys for many years now has set up an online store where we can purchase GWLHL branded apparel. The store is open 24/7 but only for a limited time so get your orders in before end of day on Sunday Nov 26th! Orders should be ready by Dec 15th, just in time for Christmas.

Happy shopping!

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Team Rouge 1st Place After Week 6

Nov 17, 2017
 

Who knew that naming their team Rouge instead of Red in honour of Les Canadiens would pay off so handsomely for Rouge co-captain and goalie Gord Dowhan and his merry band of francophone fanatics? Despite losing their first game of the season 3-0 this week against Teal, Rouge stands alone in 1st place in the standings with a record of 4-1-1 and 9 points. Dowhan remains undefeated however as he decided to sit out this week rather than risk tarnishing his stellar 3.25 GAA against Reggie. Shrewd strategy I say as Dowhan attempts to stay in contention for the 2017-2018 GWLHL William M. Jennings Trophy.

In other action 3 teams remain hot on Rouge's heels as White, Teal, and Green all picked up wins this week and now all sit just 1 point back at 4-2 and 8 points. Blue drops out of last week's 4 way tie with the above teams as they lost a close 2-0 decision to Orange in a game that was mere minutes from ending in a scoreless tie before Orange broke the stalemate late in the 3rd. Has a 0-0 tie ever happened before in the history of the GWLHL?? Someone check the archives!

Black continues to look for that ever so elusive first win and are no doubt feeling robbed after having a late 3rd period go-ahead goal called off as GWLHL Hall of Fame ref Larry Blanchard once again made his favorite 'in the crease' call and waived off the potential game-winner. Soon after the controversial (but ultimately correct) no-goal call, Green scores the game winner as co-captain Reinhart Waldner, fresh off a pep talk from teammate and motivational speaker Dennis Jajetovic, ripped the winner home ending a personal 4 game goal drought. Green netted a couple of late empty netters which made the score look much better for them than it actually was. One of those empty netters was scored by a Mr. Sean Brokop who I don't think I've mentioned in these pages before, which capped an impressive 6 goal double hat trick performance. He now sits with 18 goals in 6 games which by my calculations averages out to approximately a single hat trick per game.

Quarter Point of the Season

Nov 10, 2017
 

With week 5 now in the books we've officially reached the 1/4 point of the regular season so I feel like it's a good time to take stock of where we're at. Week 5 action saw Rouge manage a late comeback to tie Yellow 7-7 to remain the only undefeated team leading the league with a whopping 9 points at 4-0-1 while Black has a less than whopping 0 points and remains the only team still looking for that elusive first win/point at 0-5-0.

There seems to be more parity than usual in the league this year as there is a massive logjam in the standings with half the league tied at 6 points with records of 3-2 while Yellow is lurking close behind with 4 points at 1-2-2. After struggling out of the gate starting the season 0-2 team Green holds the league's longest current winning streak at 3 games which includes wins against each of the teams they're tied with in the standings so I hold them directly responsible for creating that 4-way tie for 2nd place. Thanks a lot jerks.

Looking ahead to week 6 the game of the week looks to be Rouge putting their undefeated record on the line against powerful Reggie Goodfellow and Teal. Interestingly, none of the 4 teams currently tied for 2nd place are playing each other in week 6 so I predict the logjam in the standings doesn't clear up anytime soon.


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