For the second year in a row, Second City Hockey was chosen as the best local sports blog by the readers of um, well, The Reader. We're honored by it and can't thank everyone enough for reading our nonsense. We can't wait to start the season up and enjoy it with all of you.
Friend of the program Joe DeTolve asked to share this with all of you: This is just a heads up to anyone that will be attending Northern Illinois University in the fall and who has interest in playing hockey at a highly competitive level. NIU is holding prospects skates for their 2012-2013 club hockey teams. The skates are on Wednesday June 13th and Wednesday July 11th, from 7-8 PM at the Fox Valley Ice Arena. 1996 S. Kirk Road Geneva, IL 60134 It's highly recommended for players that are interested in the NIU Hockey program who are also currently attending NIU or will be next year. The NIU Huskies Hockey Club is currently fielding two teams. One team will compete in the ACHA D2 Level in the MACHA Gold Division and the other team will compete in the ACHA D3 Level. Cost is $5 per player to skate
Next time someone insults the intelligence of our readership, we can respond with, "Have you had a reader on Jeopardy? Because we have!" Anyway, Roskolnikov9, otherwise known as Jim Virtel and one of our most loyal readers, will be appearing on Jeopardy this Friday. Hit the link, and you can see him give a shout out to all of you. So if you're home on Friday afternoon, support our boy! He's been on the receiving end of too many headbutts from me, so if he loses it's my fault. Like everything else.
"The game is turning a little dishonest. And it's embellishment by players. When it's done well, it's very hard for the referees, because if you fall down near the boards, or you drop your stick or you throw your head back, you're putting the referee in a very tough situation." -Dave Tippett
That's the viewership we passed this morning. 10 million views. I know I speak for Killion, McClure, and Hack when I say that landmark has left us completely speechless. We cannot express our gratitude to all of you who have made SCH what it is today correctly. We are immensely proud of what we have accomplished here, and what we will accomplish. Thank you so, so much.
I will be joining Chris Block on his podcast tonight at 7pm. Go to The Third Man In.com to hear it.
Some suggestions on how to kill time this summer while waiting for training camp to start in September. Also, I introduce a new unit of measurement, "The Kaner".
"Torres was suspended 25 games by the league Saturday and will miss the rest of the playoffs for a late hit that resulted in Chicago's Marian Hossa being taken off the ice on a stretcher."
Not a good sign to me. Probably means that piece of shit is getting off light. Prove us wrong, Shanny.