On Wednesday I met Willie O’Ree, the first black player to play in the NHL, at the Embassy of Canada as he was being honored by the Congressional Hockey Caucus.
My hockey team, the Screaming Squirrels, won another ice championship on Aug. 18. Oddly enough, it was only the second time we won in the summer league (as opposed to six in the winter). We finished in second place but dominated the other team, the Wolfe Pack, in the final game.
My ice hockey team, the Screaming Squirrels, won our men’s league division’s championship Sunday. It was our 7th ice championship overall (6th at the Gardens Ice House), and first since 2014. We were the fourth seed, but dominated the playoffs by knocking out the 5th, 1st, and 2nd seeds. Continue reading “Squirrels Win”
Me with my buddies Craig Laughlin and Courtney Laughlin.
On Sunday, I played in a charity game at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. I suited up for the hockey media team, which included several folks I’ve know for a long time from covering the Caps. We faced off against the USA Warriors.
Recently I helped launch a new website about hockey bobbleheads, called Fourth Line Bobbles. It’s the first and only online database of hockey bobbleheads given out at games. Right now it includes just the NHL, but it’ll be expanded to include the minor leagues.
The idea and nearly all of the work was done by one of my Capitals Outsider writers, Andy Wallace, who has been covering Capitals bobbleheads and often minor league hockey under my guidance.
Here’s the best part. Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog, one of the most well-known hockey blogs in the country, featured an interview with Andy on Friday on a post titled The Hockey Bobblehead Database is mind-bogglingly fun. That obviously led to a huge spike in traffic and put this site on the map.
I don’t actually collect bobbleheads, but yes, I’ve written about them and I brought Andy on to focus on covering them as extensively as possible. Why? Why not. It’s clearly working, and he’s making something of it.
Anyway, check out Fourth Line Bobbles.