Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Road Warrior

Winter finally looks like it's been beaten into submission, all the good teams (read: Oilers) are out of the playoffs, and every time I pull out my bike I start coughing after about five minutes and blaming tire pressure. This can only mean one thing, friends: it's time for another game of ye olde-fashioned roade hockey, for fun and so you can start telling family members making snide comments about your pant size that you've been "working out." (Or just fun, whatever.)

The plan, such as it stands, is to truck on down to the hockey courts (rinks? whatever) by the Yardbird Suite on 103st and about 85 ave (they are just slightly northeast of the venerable jazz instiution). The date will be Sunday, April 29, the time will be 1pm. The change from the normal Saturday time was made so as to accomodate those of us (uh, me) who are gainfully employed throughout "Saturn's Day."

In any case, if you're at all interested in some road hockey, just e-mail myself at the contact info below, or organizing buddy/winter road hockey player J Franchuk (sometimes known as littlefury) at jfranchuk (at) gmail dot com. As I recall, nets are provided by the rink, but if you have anything else that might come in handy, such as goalie equipment, extra sticks, wicked balls (woooo!), a stereo that we might rock some tunes off of, or the like, do let us know. And, of course, if you're able to give someone a ride, let us know that, too. One expects that there will likely be some form of playoff watching/beer drinking at a Whyte Ave-ish establishment afterwards, and all are invited to that, as well. If you want details but can't make hockey, feel free to let Jeremy or I know, and we can pass along info. (On that note, it'll probably be a nice day, and a clandestine beer or several at the rink itself doesn't hurt anybody.)

Short-form info, for those of us who don't like to read:

What: HOCKEY!!!! (Road/Street)
Where: Hockey courts behind the Yardbird Suite (About 103st & 85 ave)
When: 1pm on Sunday, April 29
RSVP to coveredinpleasure (at) gmail dot com or jfranchuk (at) gmail dot com

10 comments:

LittleFury said...

The kid on the left bears a freakish resemblance to yours truly. And I'm not talking about me as a child.

Andy Grabia said...

I dunno if I can make it, but if you need to get some equipment from me, lemme know.

Anonymous said...

What? Is Andy giving up his orange Oilers sweater with his retirement?

James Gunner

mike from ottawa said...

From the where were you nine months ago file.

Anonymous said...

Winter finally looks like it's been beaten into submission

Thanks for opening your mouth. I hate you.

mike w said...

How'd the street hockey go?

LittleFury said...

Next weekend, bitches!

Ender said...

If you wanted to know, I checked their site and it's apparently the corner of 102 St and 86 Ave.

LittleFury said...
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LittleFury said...

Okay, we're on for Sunday!