Hockey Videos (and other stuff)

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. – Gordie Howe

[We can see open water on beautiful Lake Darling today.  Can spring be far behind?]

The following video chronicles the “best hair” at the 2011 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Tournament. Alexandria tied Blaine for best hair! [Thanks to Brother Cam for finding this.]

[From the Echo Press:  Cards in action v. Hermantown.]

The following video is from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls site. In this game, Gustavus defeated UWRF, 4 – 1, to move on to the Final Four in D-3 Women’s Hockey. For Alex Super Fans, the result would have been bittersweet either way, as both teams were represented by our 2008 state championship team: Danielle “Roadblock” Justice is the goalie for Gustavus (thus, the UWRF video were of their shots on goal – the Gustie coach said Roadblock “stood on her head” in the 3rd period); and Michelle Anez (No. 18) is a freshman forward for UWRF. The video shows Michelle getting a point blank shot, then congratulating a teammate for finally getting one by Danielle).

The following photos from that game were liberally (what else?) borrowed from Danielle’s mom, “Scoop.”

[Meanwhile, back at girls’ basketball:  Sam and Joie hoist section trophy (I forgot whom I borrowed this from?)]

[From Fargo Forum site:  Joie chases down an Otter.]

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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