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Doug Ducharme Plays in 500th Career Game

Dec 5, 2019
 

When he stepped on the ice yesterday for Team White's game against Black Doug Ducharme became just the 14th player in league history to play in his 500th career game. When you consider the fact that well over 700 players have played in the league over the years it makes this accomplishment even more impressive. Over his 23 seasons in the league Doug has amassed 106 goals and 218 assists for 324 points with only 64 penalty minutes. That's an average of less than 1.5 minor penalties per season. League sources also say he's been a member of 3 championship teams over the course of his career. Unfortunately, team sources tell me Doug was held off the score-sheet in his big game and he and his Team White teammates had to settle for a 3-3 tie against Black. Here's hoping for better luck in game #600 Doug!

Craig Robb and Brian Boyd Reach 400 Points!

Dec 2, 2019
 

The last few weeks saw two CLHL veterans pick up their 400th career points. Perennial team captain Craig Robb of Team Orange fame picked up his 400th career point picking up the assist on Alex Palmer's late 3rd period game tying goal against Green on November 13th. Robb reached the impressive milestone in his 14th season in the league and 289th game.

Two weeks later on Nov 28th Brian Boyd of Teal picked up his 400th career point with a goal and an assist in Team Teal's 7-2 loss to Green. Boyd picked up his 400th point feeding prolific assist maker Sean Brokop on his first period goal. Brian reached the milestone in his 18th year in the league and 366th game with his family cheering him on from the sidelines.

Congratulations to Craig and Brian on their accomplishments becoming the 32nd and 33rd players in league history to reach the 400 point mark. Good luck to both of you on your journey to the exclusive 500 point club. Your highly coveted 500 Point Club commemorative pucks are waiting.

Team Green Converts Oldest 3 on 1 in CLHL History

Nov 29, 2019
 

Eyewitnesses looked on with gaping jaws in total disbelief as veteran Team Green trio Glen Garrioch, Randy Takeuchi, and Gerry Boss completed a super slow-motion 3 on 1 tick tack toe passing play that ended with Team Teal jocks littered all over the ice and the puck in the back of their net in Green’s 7-2 win in early game action last night. With the trio’s combined age of 175 and 74 years played in the league, CLHL statisticians responded with a resounding ‘yeah, probably’ when asked to confirm if this is the oldest converted 3 on 1 in league history. Nobody is quite sure how the F a 3 on 1 materialized with the average speed of the players in question being clocked somewhere between ‘glacial’ and ‘tectonic’ but somehow it happened. When questioned by the assembled media after the game on how they could let this happen Team Teal speedsters and leading scorers Sean Brokop and Jeremy Dick declined to comment citing a need to review the play on the game tape, hopefully on a screen that’s not susceptible to burn-in.

With the win Team Green continues its storybook start to the season remaining the league’s only undefeated team through the first 2 months of the season at 5-0-3. The hot start is quite the turn-around for Green Captains Grant and Waldner (along with 2018-19 Team Green holdovers Jajetovic & Grienke) who’s Team Green pathetically lost their final 10 games of the season last year after a promising 8-5 start. When asked to comment on his 4 point (2G 2A) performance last night, an always team first Grant simply replied, “2 points for the win” while Waldner wouldn’t shut up about his 5 point (3G 2A) fluke of a game. With Black’s huge 8-7 come from behind win over Yellow in the late game last night Green remains tied for 2nd overall with Black with both teams now just 1 point behind Yellow. However, Green still has a game in hand on both teams in the battle for the utterly meaningless 1st overall seed.

Black Escapes Week 7 with Wild 9-8 Win Over Teal

Nov 15, 2019
 

In what has been the highest scoring and most ridiculous WTF game of the season so far (especially since it didn't even involve Reggie), Black managed to hang on for a narrow 9-8 win over Teal after leading 9-3 with just over 8 minutes left in the 3rd period.

Leading the stat padding charge in this one was Team Black forward Chris Fadun with a ludicrous 5 goal 1 assist performance giving him 12G 5A on the season, good for 4th overall in league scoring. Not to be outdone, Teal D-man Kris Teerhuis had 5 goals himself (but sadly no assists) which doubled his season point total to 10. As if that wasn't enough Teal's Jeremy Dick had a 5 point game himself, although all 5 points were of the assist variety as reports are Jer can't score goals this year. Also, no word on how many of those assists were chiseled by Dick yelling 'From #12!' to the refs after every goal. Rounding out the scoring brigade, Teal's Sean Brokop had a paltry hat-trick and an assist for a quiet 4 point night and Black's D-man Ryan Wood also had a 4 point night chipping in with 4 helpers.

To sum up:
- 3 players had at least 5 points, including one 6 point game.
- 3 players had at least a hat trick, including two players with 5 goal games.
- 2 more players had 4 point nights.
- 2 goalies had seen better days.

Design the New CLHL Logo!

Nov 8, 2019
 

With the name change from Great-West Life Hockey League to Canada Life Hockey League this season we will also need a new logo to go along with the new name. The league has decided to give everyone the once in a lifetime opportunity to design a new logo to use going forward. The details are as follows:

1. For any player in the league that is interested in submitting a design, please submit your CLHL logo to Rick Wolfson, Reggie Goodfellow, Reinhart Waldner and Glen Garrioch. Please do not incorporate the new Canada Life logo or the words 'Canada Life' into your design. Using the letters 'CLHL' is OK though. Contest closes Friday November 22nd, 4pm.

2. Any canvas can be used (paper, Word, MS Paint, etc..)

3. The Commissioner and Conveners will then review the submissions and pick three finalists that we feel best represents the league.

4. The 3 finalist designs will then be circulated to all players in the league for a vote.

5. The new league logo will be unveiled at Hockey Day in Canada on January 11th, 2020.

6. A new set of jerseys with the new logo will be acquired at the end of the season to be used for 2020-2021 season and new jerseys will be purchased one or two sets at a time in future years with the new logo (budget permitting).

7. Designer of the new logo will win a $100 gift card of their choice.


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