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Greg Martin Crosses 900 Games Played Milestone!

Jan 22, 2020
 

Doing what he always does, last week Greg Martin played in 2 games which happened to be the 900th and 901st of his storied HOF career. It seems like just yesterday that I was writing an article on Greg's 800th game played but in fact it was 2 short years ago in January 2018. I couldn't believe it myself but you read that right, in the span of just two years Greg played another 100 games to add to his seemingly insurmountable lead in all times games played in the league. Not only is Greg the first CLHLer to reach the 900 games played mark but he's also the only one to have even played 800. There are only 3 other members of the 700 games played club with Gerry Boss at 750, Howie Wood at 733, and Ed Hunter at 714.

It should come as no surprise to anyone in the league that Greg has played so many games as he's the league's biggest 'yes man' when it comes to goalie subbing opportunities, playing 2-3 games seemingly every week. The ageless Martin only seems to be playing more as the years roll on as last year he played a whopping 49 games (what, couldn't get to 50 Greg, come on!), and the year before he played 44. This season he's already played 27 through 15 weeks so he is on pace to eclipse the 40 games played mark for the 3rd consecutive season.

Clearly Greg's love for the game and commitment to the league is second to none and coming from someone who's personally been bailed out by Greg on many occasions over the years when needing a spare goalie I want to thank Greg on behalf of the league for all those subbing opportunities he's said yes to over the years. The league wouldn't be the same without you!

- Reinhart

2020 Hockey Day in Canada

Jan 6, 2020
 

The tradition continues as once again the CLHL and CLWHL will be heading outdoors for the 16th annual 'Hockey Day in Canada' extravaganza! This year the festivities are scheduled to take place on Saturday January 11th, 2020 at The Norwood Community Center – located at 87 Walmer Street (behind the Santa Lucia on St. Mary’s, just over the Norwood Bridge).

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The first game is scheduled to begin bright and early at 9:00am. The full CLHL schedule is as follows:

9:00am – Yellow vs. Teal
10:30am – Blue vs. Red
12:00pm – Orange vs. Black
1:30pm – Green vs. Purple
3:00pm – Grey vs. White

Dressing room assignments will be posted on the dressing room doors. As we will only have two dressing rooms for the men’s teams, please vacate the dressing room 15 minutes after your game so that the next teams playing have time to dress.
As usual, the day will include a beer gardens that is scheduled to be open throughout the day. Drink tickets will be $4 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 11:20 with 2 additional waves of pizza arriving later in the day at around 1:15 and 2:30.

The current forecast looks blustery, calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures of around -19C which will feel like -30C with the windchill and possibly a little snow. Keep your eyes on the forecast as I'm sure it'll change being this far out and come prepared for any weather as we never know what mother nature may bring.

Games will be 2 – 20 minutes running time halves, with stop time in the last minute of each half. Teams switch sides after the first half.

Looking forward to a great day with camaraderie shared by all.

- League Management.

Dan Lucovic Joins the 500 Point Club!

Jan 3, 2020
 

There's joining the 500 Point Club and then there's joining the 500 Point Club in style which is what Hall of Famer Dan Lucovic did last night with a 1G 4A performance against a usually very stingy Blue team. With his 5 point performance for the ages Dan became just the 22nd member of the exclusive club in his 20th season and 421st game in the league. Unfortunately for Dan and his Red teammates they came up just short in their comeback bid after falling behind 4-0 in the first period losing 8-6 which included an empty netter with just 4 seconds remaining. Congratulations to Dan on reaching this historic milestone!

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.


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