Talk About Rigged Outcomes ...
Memo to the Board ... double the chair
budget next year.
Everybody's got to horn in on the
The Maly/Paull Hair Salon is
Now there's two real Slapshot players!
What kind of GM is so undedicated, so unworthy and so whipped
that he'd rather go to a wedding than attend his event and write
this report? Your Slapshot GM Sean McCulloch, that who's!!!!!
He left the WBC on Friday this year!!!!! Sad huh? He went to
his brother's wedding in New York on Saturday!
In Sean's defense -- he did try to get them to change it,
he did whine about it all year, and he did wait until the last
possible moment to leave. He also served penance in the Junior's
room, so we'll cut him some slack and welcome him back next year.
I, in abstentia, award Sean the highest honor of the WBC Slapshot
Tournament -- The Stuart K. Tucker Memorial I Got 'Pucked' Award!
Two interesting things happened at the Jeff Paull/Andy Maly
table. The first one was Mike Gentile played 25 straight games
and only won one -- but STILL made the playoffs. He was given
the pucked award, and deservedly so, from this table. The other
thing was that Catherine and Nathan Paull -- Jeff's kids -- were
jointly awarded the traveling Hansen Brothers trophy for their
great outfits and spirit at this year's event. They need to remember
to bring it back next year.
In other news many, many people were sent to the penalty box
including my own daughter Nicole who whined while playing at
Don Greenwood's table (hey, it's all about who you know at Slapshot).
Thanks to Mark Yoshikawa as always for being the referee -- in
We had three semi-final boards this year. In semi-final #1
Brooks Beyma and Sam Brosious advanced over David Meyaard, Jordan
Shea, John Ellesworth, Jacob Hebner and Joe Yaure.
In semi #2 Derek Landel and Kaarin Engleman advanced over
Tom Gregorio, the 'Voice of Slapshot' Keith Huinsinger, the sultan
of swat Andy Latto, and Geoffrey Entwistle.
In semi #3 Ken Gutermuth and Sam Edelston advanced over Louise
Strickland, Craig Yope, Bert Calentime, two-time chanp Leonard
Omaleck Jr (who says there isn't strategy in this game?) and
The Final came down to the two biggest muckety mucks of the
BPA (besides Don of course) Ken Gutermuth and Kaarin Engleman.
I was rooting for a tie. But Ken squeaked out the victory and
the wood! Ken and Kaarin traded a combined 13 times and only
drafted twice. Derek and Brooks (4th and 5th) drafted a combined
14 times and only traded three times. You draw your own conclusions.
At least some people know how to dress
That's ok Dave - we'll settle for
you keeping your shirt on this year.
It's amazing what you discover when
you have 2,000 photos to edit. You might ask, why is the Voice
of Slaphsot choking Kaarin? But when I saw this, I said you mean
Andy Latto made the semis in Slapshot too? Did he
lose any games that week?
The rarest photo in the WBC Archives
... no, not Stein winning wood ... a Slapshot final. Usually
the photographer is hoisting Z's by this time. Could it be because
the Chairman of the Board made it to the big game?
GM Mark Yoshikawa drops the puck and
runs for cover.
But my guy is better than his guy.
15 little hockey players vied for ice glory this year. Jordan
Shea came out victorious followed in order by Jack Doughan, Sophia
Harrison and Wes Lewis.