Tidbits of news abound but damn it is hot out there...and I don't want to be in here blogging about hockey. Let's get to it.
Canada's Under 18 team won gold at the Tournament of Ivan Hlinka in the Czech Republic by defeating the Russians 9-2. Louis Boileau-Domingue of the Moncton Wildcats was in nets and stopped 20 of 22 shots put his way. Brandon Gormley of the Wildcats had the opening goasl of both the first and second periods while Sean Couturier ( Drummondville) had a hand in Gormley's first goal. Congrats to the Q boys (including Michaël Bournival) on getting that gold. No, there is no chocolate inside.
Deadly Nedly is apparenly not feeling so deadly. The 19 year old winger has decided that he will not be reporting to Mooseheads training camp this week, opting instead to enroll in University at UNB and begin his 'regular boy' life. The news was first revealed on the Mooseheads twitter feed and later elaborated upon by Matthew Wuest at the Metro. The Metro couldn't have posted a more unflattering picture of Mr O'Brien. He actually does look a little undead there. Good luck to Undeadly Nedly in all of his future endeavors. Let's hope he learns how to make slightly less unfortunate life choices. I mean, Nickelback is his favorite band...the boy clearly needs help.
Training camp starts this week: Wednesday Aug 19th at Cole Harbour Place. We shall be together soon enough my darling Jessyko. I expect nothing but the fanciest shoes from you this year...or better yet, no fancy shoes. Fancy shoes means you are walking the concourse injured, and we can't have that. It is for your own safety. This is because I stalk around the concourse when I'm drunk.
Everybody is going Wild
Tomas Knotek has also been invited to join the Wild for the Traverse City prospects tournament. He will be joining Bryce Swan and Michael Kirkpatrick. The Wild love Cape Breton. Tomas will be wishing that he was from North Syndey in order to increase his chances with the Wild, and then he will realize that this was the sadest thought he has ever had. He may then contemplate suicide. Let's hope that being surrounded by so many Capers does not bring him down. The Moose need scoring this season.