Spring is here. The weather is warm and the flowers are blooming and we, the too-lucky denizens of the hockey internet, are once again blessed with a bumper crop of names from the 14- and 15-year-old hockey players taken in yesterday’s WHL Bantam Draft. We have delighted in these drafts for a couple of years, and it…
I am so happy, you guys. I have, no fooling, been looking forward to this day for a full year. It is the morning after the WHL Bantam Draft, and just like last year, the draft class is replete with a bunch of 14- and 15-year-olds with names like Vine stars.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League clinched their division with a 9-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers last night, and one of those nine was a bomb from Stuart Skinner all way from the other end.
The WHL’s Calgary Hitmen might have the most impressive teddy bear tosses, and this year is no different. When Jordy Stallard scored the team’s first goal of the game Sunday, fans chucked their bears onto the ice. Look at all that plush.
The Western Hockey League Bantam Draft was held today. Here are the first names of the players selected, as compiled by Blueshirt Banter’s Adam Herman:
If you have small children, or a particular affinity for minor league hockey mascots, look away now. Police are investigating whether this attack on Marty the Marmot should be treated as a crime; fans are wondering if Canada couldn't institute capital punishment just this once.
Often imitated, never duplicated, the WHL's Calgary Hitmen's annual Teddy Bear Toss is the best spectacle in junior hockey, and it's for a good cause. Fans bring stuffed animals to the game, and upon the Hitmen's first goal, they're hurled onto the ice in an orgiastic torrent of plush. The bears are then donated to…
Fans and players in Calgary were horrified as plushy death rained from the rafters. Scores were killed, maimed, and softly nuzzled to sleep.