Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hockey goons

I took Stephen B. to the Roadrunner's Hockey game again last night. The Alaska Aces, the defending Kelly Cup Champs from last year, were in town. They were huge man. I seriously think they will take it all again this year. They were bigger, faster, and their passes were crisp and they finished their checks.

Anyhow, they have a guy on their team named Hans Benson and he is the ultimate classic hockey goon/enforcer/fighter/bad guy. You know what I'm talking about...the guy that comes onto the ice and everyone just hates him, or loves him.

Well needless to say, they won the game. But the second perioid was very entertaining as Hans gooned it up for the crowd. About a minute into the 2nd period the teams were lined up for a faceoff at center ice and he was having a little conversation with the Roadrunner's enforcer Greg Hornby. I told Stephen to watch and that they were gonna square off as soon as the puck dropped. So as soon as the puck dropped, they both shed the helmets and the mitts...squared off...and proceeded to beat the crap out of each other. After they were done, the linesmen stepped in to separate them and they smiled at each other for a job well done then went to the penalty box to rest for 5 minutes.

Here's where the funny part comes in. Have you seen those Geico commercials with the caveman? At the game, there were some fans with posters of the Geico caveman and at the bottom of the poster was Hans Benson's name. While he was in the penalty box, some fans handed the posters to him over the glass with a marker and he autographed them for them. How cool is that?


Blogger Hannah said...

That is freakin' hilarious... and that's also something that Stephen will remember for the rest of his life. That's awesome that you took him to the game.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Carl Kincaid said...

Funny stuff. I saw this thing on ESPN today that was the top goalie fights of all time after a goalie squared off this week. Funny stuff.

11:40 PM  

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