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How Gary Leeman Helped Me Find Myself

Since the beginning of time man has asked himself, “How good am I?” It’s why people compete in marathons, why they wrestle each other, and why they get into drinking contests with the Bytown Billionaires. It’s partially a test against one’s competition, but it’s just as much a test against oneself. Where do I rank? … Continue reading

That Time I Played For Team Argentina (Sorta)

A few months back on Super Bowl Sunday I got a call from my friend and international hockey ambassador/author of The Travelling Goalie blog Adrian Mizzi. He needed an extra goalie to play an exhibition game between his team the Ghetto Blasters and… Team Argentina. Sort of. “Team Argentina” was a group of about 30 … Continue reading

Hockey Team Code Of Conduct For A Power Outage In The Arena

Last night the power went out at Pickering’s Art Thompson Arena right as I was about to step on the ice to play my regular Monday summer hockey game in the Generals Men’s Hockey League. There were crazy thunderstorms in the area and apparently a nearby transformer got hit to cause the power outage. This … Continue reading

Cautionary Product Advice About Kneepads

Never buy these. They’re to protecting your knees while playing hockey what the Maginot Line was to protecting France — theoretically perfect protection, but practically useless in the real world. I bought Bauer Supreme goaltending kneepads about three years ago when I switched my goal pants. With my previous pants I just tied the now-illegal … Continue reading

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