Monday, August 28, 2006
New !! Directions to Hwajung rink
By subway:Option 1: Orange line #3 to Wondang station (317) and go left out the exit. Walk up the hill going away from the intersection. Cross the street using the pedestrian overpass. At the first set of lights you come upon turn right. Walk down, less than 5 minutes, and you will see the big complex on your right. The Starsands ice rink is at the end of the main walkway on the left. We play on the B1 ice surface, so take the elevator down. Approx. 15 minutes walking total.
Option 2: Orange line #3 to Hwajeong station (316) and take the Kookmin Bank exit (not sure of the number). There's a taxi stand on that side of the street. Tell the Goyang taxi driver to go to "Olym ice rink". It should take less than 5 minutes to get there, so if it's taking more time then they've gone the wrong way. The Starsands ice rink is at the end of the main walkway on the left. We play on the B1 ice surface, so take the elevator down.The sports complex has a huge soccer field with big lights so it's hard to miss
Dooo it !
In so far are:
Marc Roberts ( heeee's baaaack)
Big "D" Darren
Today being Monday, means that yesterday was Sunday. That means we had hockey! We had a good crew show up Sunday morning (some earlier than others.....haha) Man, it just makes the day so much better when we have numbers! We had three on each bench, which is perfect for a good skate.
I can only comment on what happened on the ice from about 8:30 onwards...My drunken roommate and inebriated stairwell troll, took their time to get rolling to the rink. Once on the ice it seemed like a pretty good match up until I received a perfect pass from Lee, that cleared my stick by a foot after hitting an M.I.B. (Mokdong Ice Bump) The M.I.B's would play a key role in Sunday's game, acquiring over half of the points I would say. As many said, it was like playing pond hockey out there. Not only did the M.I.B's have a huge amount of points for both sides...they were out in full force taking out skaters. I saw Craig get taken down about three times, Karl, Spark, Steve, Rowe and myself. The BUMP with the most THUMP however, went to bump number 132, when it took Darren, Big 'D' down. Ouch! That was a hard fall !! But He was good to go for a few beers after the game though. I just wonder why he kept smelling burnt toast and calling us all by the name Emily...I assume you're ok Darren....haha
The Whites would take it to the reds for a good part of this match-up with a last quarter rally by the whites. Rene and Tommy played as well as they could considering they had a line of MIB's waiting to tip every puck.
After the skate many joined Birthday boy Karl, for some za at Pizza Hut, followed by a few cool brews at the Family Mart. Good times! Wish I could have stayed and went for the record 11 hours at a convince store.
Good to see new faces again on the ice. All are welcome, and for those who have been with us a while...make them feel welcome. Having three on the bench is better than three on the ice !
See you Sunday! Bring your MIB scrapers, or Aaron G will be pissed!!
Your three stars are
#3 new skaters!!
#2 Puke and Play, Trevor Rowe
#1 M.I.B # 132
Friday, August 25, 2006
I am celebrating my Birthday this weekend and I thought, since hockey is at 8am on Sunday, it would be best to not go out on Saturday night but instead get Team 7eleven (of which you area all honourary members) together. So at 10-1030am we will go eat in Hyundai and then we will walk to 7eleven for 1130 or 12pm. We will sit around a weathered white plastic table and purchase a cheap beverage of choice from 7eleven. We will sit, enjoy the sun, talk trash and then go home when we've had enough sun and fun. Oh and if Zeus decides to throw some rain on our party we do have a plan B. We WILL go to a Soul-Jip nearby.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
The point system is real easy too.
We will have three categories:
GAA for goalies
Now here is the interesting part: It will be a Head-to-Head League which means that every week your team will go head-to-head against another team in the league (it's one vs. one) The team with the most goals, assists and/or best GAA will win. It's as simple as that. I am hoping to get at least 10 people signed up in this. The more the merrier. It should be an even number of teams so everyone gets to play every week.
We will hold a draft after hockey one Sunday in late September or early October. To join the league just go to http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/ and follow the instructions. You want to join an existing custom league. The league ID# is 7102 and the password is chiefs.
To make it interesting I think we could put 10 bucks each in the pot. If ten teams sign up then
1st place will receive 90 and 2nd place will get his/her money back (10)
3rd and the rest will be playing for pride.
An addition to the money, 2nd place will buy first place a beer. 3rd will buy 2nd a beer, 4th will buy 3rd a beer, 5th will buy 4th a beer, etc. Basically, last place gets no beer. Oh and you could substitute beer for orange juice if you so prefer.
Note: The league is set but the rules aren't. If you would like to change something we could go over it and if it makes sense than changes will be made. For example, I am not against scratching goalies all together and just keeping skaters.
Note 2: If enough alumnies want to join then we will make another league which will have a live online draft so the alumnies can participate
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Corry and the boys at the RMT wanted me to let the team know that their annual scavenger hunt is being held on Saturday September 16th at 3pm. Meet at the RMT at this time.
I remember sitting at the bar last year while this was going on and it looked like it was well run and a good time. I think I'll try and get in it this year.
Your team will get a large list of things to find or accomplish in the Itaewon area. Some things will require photographic proof that you did do such task. Kiss someone on hooker hill I do remember was one...hummm..?? A good knowledge of the bars and Itaewon in general, will be a big help to your team. I don't know if there is a team size limit. We may need a home and away team...
So for any questions, you can reply here and I'll see if I can find out the answers. Anyone interested!? Oh and I think this is an afternoon drinking event....didn't think I had to mention that....
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Fom what I heard from Corey it was 4 on 4 last week with one goalie and S.Hawkins collected the money. Sorry for not showing up (I slept right through my alarm...I didn't even hear it go off. I woke up with Corey's call at 10)
So if anyone who was there last Sunday wants to do a write-up it would be great. Take it easy and see you this Sunday.
P.s. The 'jersey colours' poll will end at the end of August and whatever colour has the most votes will win. Right now it looks like a tight race between
3rd place: red/black
there's still time to vote so get on it.
1st Star: That pro guy for playing at 50% and still making us look bad.
2nd Star: The Goalies. They had a lot of shots. Good work.
3rd Star: The Refs. Chuck Norris can do anything.
Honorable mention: Tbone's and my cab driver for belting out Lionel's Richie's, "Say You, Say Me" on the way to the rink. Man, he was into it!
See you all on Sunday.
Friday, August 11, 2006
P.s. DOn't worry about what colours other teams are sporting cause we'll have an entirely different design and, even if the colours are similar, it won't look anything alike.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
the Spark and I are back from a great two weeks in the Philippines. We were doing a snorkling trip around the island of Boracay and found this boat on the beach. Man did we ever get a kick out of that!! You can't wear 99!! But on a boat made of Bamboo, GO FOR IT !!
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Get you game faces on!! We've been losing badly in the last few games we've had. How the tide has turned. It would be nice to be a little more competitive this time around.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
A full team with two subs on each bench and two able bodies tending nets? That’s right boyz and gals, a full team on full ice – stalagmites and all. The mighty whites were stacked against the colorful rainbow team (reason number 7 why we need jerseys) and both teams had two (that’s right count them, two) subs sipping water on their bench. Once it was evident that we were going to have enough players, we noticed that we didn’t have any goalies so a couple of volunteers were picked from the bunch to tend nets. The lucky chosen ones were Ryan at one end and me at the other. Ryan did quite well, especially around the end of the ice time when he was actually diving for pucks. He definitely won the goalie battle we had going. As for me, it was probably the worst outing I’ve had between the pipes. The white goalie skates suck. First they were insanely sharp and then I took Corey’s amazing insight and I walked on concrete which made my skates dull all right, just not evenly. I had absolutely no lateral movement whatsoever. Needless to say, I blame everything on the skates. As for the view from outside the crease, the white team led by ‘Speedy’ Jack won the team competition by a few rounds of three. Jack was his normal self making everyone look like pylons out there. Oh and before I forget, a strange happening occurred last Sunday, Corey’s ‘ju-jitsu-god-bless-you’ workouts seem to have had an affect on more than his strenuous relationship with high school bullies. He has somehow developed a slap-shot within the past week or so (and it got off the ice AND it almost made it to the top corner…actually it beat me on the short side, I was so awe-struck that I couldn’t move.) ‘Chuckey Norrisey’ also needs a mention as he continues to improve from Sunday to Sunday. He keeps on scoring goals, and not just one or two. All in all, it was a great skate.
1st Star: Corey ‘Not so Scrawny Slapshot’
2nd Star: Ryan Cassavant for winning the goalie challenge
3rd Star: Norris, Chuck Norris.
A few notes about the team,
1. It was great to see a full roster out there as it covered our ice time.
2. As previously mentioned, there is no Wednesday hockey this month.
3. We are thinking of getting jerseys made and it would be great if you guys developed an opinion and voted in the poll there on your right.
4. Next, we may be holding a game on Sunday. This isn’t set in stone because there may be a problem with numbers which brings me to my next bit of news…
5. It is Trevor a.k.a. Tbone’s B-day this week and he will celebrate it on Saturday. If you are reading this then you are welcome to come out and raise a glass in honor of Tbone’s 30th birthday. You should call Mark, a.k.a. Sparky, for all info. His number is (010)7997-1978 – crank calls are encouraged and welcome.
6. New pics have been added to our Flickr site. Check them out and if you have any pics of the team you want to share with the team, don't hesitate to send then to the team. firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Sunday is at 12pm again. Be there. Tbone’s 30th is Saturday. Be there.
Keep your eyes on the play,
Friday, August 04, 2006
The team is thinking of getting new jerseys done in time for the 3rd Chiefs anniversary/Fall Tourney and I was wondering what numbers have already been taken by past and present Chiefs.
From the top of my head I can think of a few
3 Trevor sold to Corey Day for beer
4 Gordo "Chicks call me" Brayden
7 Scott Van Slyke
9 Kris "Big Daddy" Kolanko
10 Karl Dancause
11 Marc Roberts
12 Brian Davis
13 Steve sold to Tyler Dueling for beer
17 Paul Novak
18 Jae Lee
19 Gabe "the Toque" Boldt
22 Kyle "Kamikaze" Hawkins
26 Jeremy Sands
27 Mike Chretien
33 Trevor "Tbone" MacDonald
666 Tyler "Killdo" Page
I don't know what steve's new number is. Actually, I don't know a bunch of numbers so if YOU want a number or you already have a number please post it in the comments. If you want to change your number or you want to ask someone if you could have their number than post it in the comments. The Chiefs have been know to trade numbers for beer...
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
We only have four icetimes this month. So if you're still in Korea for the summer heat come cool yourself off at the rink.
Sunday August 6th 12:00pm~2:00pm
Sunday August 13th 12:00pm~2:00pm
Sunday August 20th 8:00am~10:00am
Sunday August 27th 8:00am~10:00am
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
LW Kyle‘Kamikaze’ Hawkins
C Gordo‘Chicks call me’ Brayden
RW Gabe‘The Toque’Boldt
RD Ed ‘Refsuse to Write his Nickname’ McEntee
G Paul ‘The Wall’ Sabin
Now you can all stop voting for yourselves. smiles
because the Russian circus is in town. This should solve our numbers problems
The summer heat has finally entered the land of morning calm and with it has brought the idea of summer fun and summer plane rides to far away lands. From the dawn of the first Chiefs skate, we have had a very difficult time filling summer rosters and this year has not been any different.
The team has been steadily losing money for some time now. It is a bit of a concern as we can’t afford to lose much more or else we’ll be in the red. Unfortunately, we don’t have a bank to bail us out if that ever occurs. Our only alternative would be to cease one of our ice times and hope that we can get it back come September. That said I believe we only need to make it through this month and then we can hold a fund-raiser in September to help keep us afloat. We will also hold an inter-squad tourney in mid to late September (at least that’s the plan) which will also help the team (not to mention that it’ll be a blast.) One of the ideas mentioned has been to have business cards made so everyone on the team can help recruit some skaters. We’ll see how it goes.
Last Wednesday was a tight skate reminiscent of early Chiefs outings. We had one sub, four skaters and two skinny goalies called Iron and Pipe. It was an amazing skate, fast paced and filled with nice rushes. Iron put up a good fight but was no match for the dark team who repeatedly hit him between the eyes. First star was awarded to the subs who gave everyone time to catch their breaths. The Second star was awarded to all ten players who showed up for the skate without them we wouldn’t even have a team right now. The third star was awarded to Pipe for playing that much better than Iron.
Sunday was a game of first. The numbers were again disappointing (down to 9 skaters) but we did have two brave souls strap on the pads; ‘Stand-up Tommy’ at one end and Aaron Geddes at the other. That’s right Ryan, you missed your chance to wind-up and slap one right to Aaron. For a guy who refused to play nets, Aaron played pretty well. He had a few lapses when he forgot where he was and started skating around the net as if he was playing D. He then quickly realized that goalie skates don’t have any edges and flew all over the ice. Still, he was definitely in the top tier of first time goalies for the Chiefs. This was his second try at stopping pucks; the first of which was back in Atom hockey. First Star: Aaron for getting over his fear of the puck. Second Star: Tommy for being a trooper and tending nets even though it aggravated his knee. Third Star: The stalagmites that are ever growing on the downstairs ice.
The big story of the past few ice times has been our very low numbers. Hopefully we can find a way to remedy this before it gets out of control.
I haven't heard anything about the August ice times yet...