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2019 Hockey Day in Canada

Jan 7, 2019
 

The tradition continues as once again the GWLHL and GWLWHL will be heading outdoors for the 15th annual 'Hockey Day in Canada' extravaganza! This year the festivities are scheduled to take place on Saturday January 12th, 2019 at a new venue, 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 GWLHL schedule is as follows:

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

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 11:00 with 2 additional waves of pizza arriving later in the day.

The current forecast looks good, calling for cloudy skies with high temperatures of around -10C. However, come prepared for any weather. 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.

Hopefully it is a great day with camaraderie shared by all.

Reggie Goodfellow Scores 2,000th Point

Nov 21, 2018
 

On Friday November 16, Hall of Famer and current GWLHL co-convener Reggie Goodfellow recorded his 2,000th point in the Great-West Life Hockey League.

Reggie’s stats are ridiculous. He got his 2,000th point in his 375th game. That works out to 5.3 points per game. Reggie is the GWLHL's all time leading scorer with 1,314 goals and 690 assists for 2004 points which is 777 more points (and counting) than 2nd place all time Larry Davidson. To put that into perspective, only 3 other players besides Reggie even have at least 777 points in the history of the league. Reggie currently has 87 more goals than anyone else has points so who really needs assists?

Reggie recorded his 2,000th point on an assist on a goal by teammate Shayne Bond against Team Orange. At press time it was unclear if Shayne actually shot the puck in the net with his stick, or if Reg put it in the net off Bonder’s butt.

Congrats on an unreal accomplishment Reg.

Week 6 Happenings

Nov 16, 2018
 

Dusty McBrokop and Black on a Tear
After going a pathetic 0-2-1 in their previous 3 games which included allowing humiliating hat-tricks to venerable GWLHL scoring machines Gerry Bossman Boss and Reinhart Putin Waldner Black is putting the rest of the league on notice that they mean business after outscoring the opposition by a staggeringly unsportsmanlike 19-3 in their last 2 games. Having had a somewhat slow start to the season by his standards and sick of Reggie calling him a duster, GWLHL second in command Sean Brokop put up an impressive STFU 8 point (4G 4A) performance in a 12-3 thrashing of Orange in week 5 before pumping in another 6 points (4G 2A) in a 7-0 trouncing of Purple in week 6. Not bad for a duster.

Grey Notches Their 1st Win of the Season
Grey came into week 6 with one of the weirdest and most surprising records in the league at 0-2-3 still looking for their first win a month and a half into the season. Grey would not be denied in week 6 however as rookie sensation D-man Austin Lightfoot who came into the game with 10 goals already on the young season, reportedly added another 3 goals (and an assist) to his totals and willed his team to victory over Yellow 6-1. Asked to comment on why his team had it handed to them so badly team Yellow Co-Captain and legendary GWLHL 2nd assist chiseler Jeremy Dick admitted to reporters after the game We got Austined. Indeed.

Thursday Games
After two blowouts on Wednesday the Thursday games were much more competitive with Green clawing back to .500 by squeaking out a 3-2 victory over Blue and Red remaining the only undefeated team in the league edging White 5-4. The early game saw two of the most improbable streaks to start the year for Green come to and end as all-time career GWLHL PIMs leader Dennis Jajetovic and active PIMs per game leader Wade Martin both took their first penalties of the year after each going what must be a career high 5 games without a single trip to the sin bin to start the year. Green somehow managed to kill off both penalties despite coming into the game sporting a pitiful 33% penalty kill rate.

The late game saw White with an opportunity to tie Red for 1st overall in the league but they came up just short in the devastating 1 goal loss. The teams combined to go a perfect 3-3 on the power play and White Co-Captain Tim Hook had all 4 of his teams goals in a losing effort. With the win Red remains the class of the league with a record of 5-0-1 at the 1/3 mark of the season as not only are they alone in 1st overall but they have a nice 4-point cushion between themselves and a whole wack of teams battling it out for sloppy 2nd.

Friday Night Lights
After suffering a nail-biting 12-3 loss to Black last week things dont get any easier for a reeling team Orange (or as the French say, Orange) if they plan to get off the schneid and begin their climb out of the dank, dark GWLHL basement as they take on Reggie Goodfellows Teal squad in the Friday game to cap off week 6. Vegas has Teal as the -250 betting favorites with the over/under set at 12.5. With a win Teal would improve their record to 3-2-1 which would create 4-way tie for 2nd place in the league with Black, Blue, and White which would be interesting. You dont see that every day.

- Staff Reporter

Allstar Break - Stories from Around the League

Oct 29, 2018
 

The BossMan Cometh
Without doubt, the biggest story early in the season is the play of Hall of Famer and recent retiree Gerry Boss. The BossMan as he is affectionately known around the league, scored 4 goals in his first 2 games, and then followed that up with a hattrick against a bewildered Team Black. After 4 games, Gerry has an astounding 7 goals and has led Team Red to the top of the standings and the only undefeated team in the league. Commissioner Rick Wolfson has taken notice. Rick has been seen at recent Team Red games with an empty specimen jar in his pocket, always on the look out for PEDs.

Team Green Gets Their First Win of the Season
In week one, perennial GWLHL Czar and Green Team Co-Captain Reinhart Putin Waldner accidentally leaked his scouting report to the opposing team. This led to a 9-2 thrashing at the hands of Team Red. This is not where this story ended. Not happy with how this unfolded, Reinhart mysteriously made Team Green goalie Josh Rowson disappear the following week. Reinhart then checked his cell phone speed dial and called upon former #1 GWL goalie Alex Haas for the Friday night matchup with Team Black. Not only did Haas backstop Team Green to their first and only win of the season, Reinhart pumped in 3 goals himself. Overly pleased with himself, and still quite delirious after getting his hattrick, Reinhart was seen walking out of Canlan commenting to reporters, If He dies, He dies. No one is sure why he was quoting Drago from Rocky IV, but some believe it was the result of the Stolichnaya in his water bottle.

Sanjay Tops 800

Oct 11, 2018
 

Big congratulations goes out to Sanjay Guliani who reached the 800 point club last night assisting on a beautiful give and go play with Rookie Austin Lightfoot. Sanjay is only the 4th player to ever reach the 800 point club and currently sits in 4th place in all time GWLHL career scoring. Way to go Sanj!!

Forget the NHL the GWLHL has Kicked off this week

Oct 5, 2018
 

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. Dont 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 Teals 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 dont 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 Im Dusty McBrokop

*** ALERT *** GAME TIME CHANGE

Oct 3, 2018
 

Please be aware that due to a scheduling conflict the 2nd Wednesday game for the first two weeks of the season will start at 5:00 on Rink 1.

The schedule has been updated to reflect the change and team captains have been notified by email.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Teams Are Set - Schedule to be posted soon

Sep 28, 2018
 

The teams have been picked and the players are ready to hit the ice!! The first week of action starts on October 3 at 4:40 when Yellow takes on Orange. Remember to get those visors on your helmets. Also your captains will pass around a waiver form prior to your first game. Make sure it is signed before you hit the ice.

The full year schedule will be up in the next few days. Here are next weeks games so you can plan accordingly.

2018-10-03 Wed 16:40:00 Rink 2 Yellow Orange
2018-10-03 Wed 17:00:00 Rink 1 Red Green
2018-10-04 Thu 16:40:00 Rink 2 Grey White
2018-10-04 Thu 17:50:00 Rink 2 Teal Black
2018-10-05 Fri 17:20:00 Rink 3 Blue Purple

Let the fun being!!
Dusty McBrokop

GWLHL Friday Ice slot

Aug 30, 2018
 

Due to the league expanding back to the 10 team format we required an additional ice slot at Canlan. For the 2018-2019 season there will be a game on Friday's at 5:20 each week.

Your conveners estimate all teams will have 3 to 4 Friday games through out the season.

If you have any questions or concerns email Glen or Reggie.

Get Your Discount on a Visor

Aug 24, 2018
 

Royal Sports has been generous and offered GWLHL members a discount on visors for the upcoming season. Anyone who needs a new visor please email Reggie Goodfellow reggie.goodfellow@gwl.ca to get your coupon today. The coupons are valid until September 30, 2018 so don't wait too long.

Royal Sports
750 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB

Hours:
Friday 10a.m.9p.m.
Saturday 9a.m.6p.m.
Sunday 11a.m.6p.m.
Monday 10a.m.9p.m.
Tuesday 10a.m.9p.m.
Wednesday 10a.m.9p.m.
Thursday 10a.m.9p.m.

Royal Sports
650 Raleigh St
Winnipeg, MB

Hours:
Friday 11a.m.7p.m.
Saturday 10a.m.6p.m.
Sunday 12a.m.6p.m.
Monday 11a.m.7p.m.
Tuesday 11a.m.7p.m.
Wednesday 11a.m.7p.m.
Thursday 11a.m.7p.m.

Get Ready to Hit the Ice for the 2018-19 GWL Men's Hockey League!

Aug 15, 2018
 

Get Ready to Hit the Ice for the 2018-19 GWL Men's Hockey League!

Sign up for the GWL Mens Hockey League. The 2018-2019 season gets underway with the rookie game and draft on Thursday Sep 27th, and concludes with the championship game and windup on March 21, 2019.
Players of all skill levels are welcomed. This is a non-contact, no slap-shots league with emphasis on fun, exercise and competitive camaraderie. Games will be held at the Canlan Ice Sports complex, 1871 Ellice Ave., with ice times on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:40 and 5:50 p.m. Starting this year, visors (or full face shields/cages) are now MANDATORY.
Cost is $415 for Staff Club members and $460 for guests. See the online registration for full details and complete by the registration http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWLHL_registration_2018-2019 deadline of Friday, Sept. 14. Dont delay as spots fill up quickly!
For more information, contact event conveners Glen Garrioch, (204) 946-2992 and Reggie Goodfellow, (204) 924-5502.

Brokop is a duster


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