Archive for February, 2011
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
A wonderful gesture by the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Junior Hockey League. 82 year old Louie Hart was behind the bench for the Bears’ Friday night game against Kemptville. He was there, at the request of head coach Bill Bowker, who wanted to say thanks to Louie for everything he has done for minor hockey in the Falls. And he did ‘ everything. ‘ Louie Hart has been a minor hockey coach for 60 years. If you played hockey in the Falls, you probably had Louie as a coach. And he’s still going strong, helping coach the Smiths Falls Bears Bantam C team. “ As long as the good Lord gives me strength, I’ll be there, “ says Louie, who is the oldest registered coach in Canada. As for Friday night’s game, Louie says it was the highlight of his coaching career. And you, Louie, are an inspiration.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
So it’s ‘ breaking news ‘ that Moammar Gadhafi ordered the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 ?!? Gee, who knew? Right up there with my suspicion that Bev Oda doesn’t always tell the truth. Bev who? Yes, of course…yesterday’s news. What a world, eh? Hydro is fined for charging consumers excessive interest rates on late payments. So what happens? We, the consumer have to pay higher rates! Is there an election in the air? First Hudak starts talking about a return to buck-a-beer days. Now McGuinty wants to loosen alcohol rules at festivals. What next, fans cheering at Scotiabank Place?! Speaking of, the Panthers are in town. Make sure you take a good book.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
A belated thank-you to my new Hoser friends. Scott Ray, Mark Berry, John Eastwood., Steve Koscher, Scott Acheson, Doug Palmer, Dezi Depres - hope you had a good time guys. Also a big thanks to organizer Les Gagne, the gang at Malone’s, Paul at di Rienzo’s for the great sandwiches, and Play It Again Sports for the sticks. It was fun, but I’m still sore.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
Just got back from watching a big upset in Carleton Place. The hometown Junior A Canadians knocked off the Cornwall Colts 4-3 in an old-fashioned barn-burner. Tempers short, bodies flying all over the place. It was beautiful. The Cornwall club is more talented, but the Canadians are nothing if not tenacious. They outshot the Colts 24-6 in the second. Good work by Carleton Place head coach Jason Clarke and his assistants Steve Maxwell and Colin Zappia. Every player was finishing his check, and then some. If they stay healthy, and get good goaltending, they could turn a few heads in the playoffs. The Canadians host the Pembroke Lumber Kings Saturday night. Live Junior hockey. Beats the heck out of watching the Sens.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Not a bad start for new goalie Craig Anderson. Will he be the Sens’ new ” saviour “,? as the Ottawa Sun proclaimed on its front page. A silly thing to say. Looking forward to today’s outdoor game in Calgary. Love that stuff. Love it even more because it means so much in the standings. Before that, however, I’m off to Almonte to watch Game Two of the Junior B playoff series featuring Almonte and Arnprior. How about the Ottawa West – Ottawa Canadians series? Canadians took the opener in what looks like another long one. I hope to make the Thursday game at Barbara Ann. How about this one? Casselman destroys Morrisburg 11-1, then Morrisburg wins the next one 6-4! It’s why I love Junior B. And Junior A. I’ll be in Carleton Place tomorrow to watch the hometown Canadians play the high-flying Cornwall Colts. The Cornwall team could go all the way this year. Then again, so could Pembroke. Good luck getting tickets for the final. Does anyone know if the minor midget AAA playoffs have started? Wouldn’t mind catching a game or two. We support minor hockey on CHEZ. Let me know how your team is doing and I’ll try to mention it on the air.
Have a great Sunday.
Oh, just thought of who Taylor Hall reminds me of: Gilbert Perrault.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
A few days off and here’s how bored I am – I read Eric’s blog! But only because it was labelled Beaver Cup. Otherwise, who has the time? A great time it was though, the Beaver Cup, and a great bunch of guys. Tall guy. I’m still laughing. And still very sore. Unlike the Intern … who is sounding right at home on overnights! Hey, did someone seriously question Don Cherry’s sincerity when it comes to our fallen soldiers? You may not like Grapes and that’s o-k but to suggest he’s being disingenuous, wow, you must really hate the guy. I like Police Chief Vern White. I like the way he plays hockey. And I loved the way he put that t-v weather guy on his ass during the Beaver Cup. Too bad the Intern wasn’t playing. Probably scared. Too bad Bev Oda wasn’t playing. I would have put her in net – with no pads. What a train wreck she is, eh? And Harper keeps throwing her back in. Why? Like Clouston and Brian Elliott. Just joking about being bored. Dildo Mike recommended this incredible book, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in years. Sorry Eric, there are no pictures. Oh, and one other thing Diet Boy, it was Potvin who didn’t want to dance.