Monday, October 30, 2006
At a popular watering hole in Seoul, Korea, the goalies went head to head for a final shot before hitting the ice this Sunday. Only 25 minutes and the possibility of a shoot out remain, to decide who will take on the only undefeated team in the tourney. The "NemSae" Tacos.
November 5th at 11am in Mokdong! Two will go home, and one will drink from the never seen before " ? ? Cup" Who will be known as the 2006 Fall Tourney Champions ?
WHO WILL IT BE!!??? YOUR TEAM?????? Be there, be there, BE THERE!!!
Let's get ready to rrrrrrrrrumble!!!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Nov 1st 9:30pm-11pm
5th 11:00am-1:00pm (This ice time is the last day for the tournament)
12th8:30am-10:00am ( canceled due to the Chiefs party the night b4)
19th9:00am-11am ( No ice..sleep, we're in Daegu)
26th10:00am-12pm ( Inchon IceHoles game)
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The Chiefs had their first skate on this day, October 19th, 2003 at 7am Sunday morning. Most had a stick, skates, mandatory helmet, and no clue if we could get another ice time.
Now to date we've had
2 trips to Mongolia (donating over 10 full sets of used gear)
2 visits to the Kimchi Pot, Seoul.
4 intersquad tournaments
1 season in the Jim Paek Hockey League
many games with the Inchon, IceHole hockey club
Over 100 players from over eight countries
3 barbecue fundraisers
4 Jersey designs
oh, and just a "few" parties, beers, and good times
LONG LIVE THE CHIEFS!!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Three Stars of the game
1 Line 1.2.3 for the team in White
Game two of the Sunday double header saw The Manglers vs the Smelly Tacos. (I still don't understand that name) The Manglers were down in spirit however they came out quick in this game. They appeared warmed up and took a quick 4-0 lead. That lead would not last long. The stick of Aaron Geddes was fast, and working hard. He netted an amazing 6 goals.
This was a tough fought battle and was the best game yet in the tourney. Tom Daniel's one timer fed from Karl was a beauty! The Geddes, off the faceoff goal still haunts Rene, T-bone's broken stick (would have been in) and Jack's twisty turns were all great highlights. This game was also the most physical game so far. Let it be noted that CLAY took the first penalty. He's usually good for one, haha.
*just a note to all...the tourney does see an increase in speed. Keep your heads up.
When Sands finally called the game, it was the Manglers 7 and the Tacos 11. Guess the Manglers should have just went to 7-11 and drowned their losses.
I think most enjoyed the first day of play. Having the score clock was a really nice addition. For any who think two games is easy, it's not. But for any who think it's too much, it's not. It's still fun.
Three stars are:
3 Rene "the puck stopped here a few times" Boucher
2 Tom Daniel
1 Aaron geddes
See you all on Sunday. Good luck to all!
Oh, and we've taken Rene's pads to the lab to see if the stolen pucks are stuck in there somewhere.
Friday, October 13, 2006
This is just too good not to pass on. For all of us in Korea, it is extremely difficult to get access to any type of hockey. Well, do we have a present for you.
It's a P2P program that broadcasts real-time TV programs live over the Web. It has ESPN, ESPN2, Movie channels, Comedy Central and a bunch of other channels the most important of which is
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
We are going to try to get access to the rink stereo system for the tourney. We aren’t sure if it will possible but we’ll give it a try. So we are asking whoever is interested to submit a playlist of music they would like to hear during the games. Use the comments section to submit your playlists
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The Second Annual Vasquez Fall Tournament
LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!!
With no more shinny ice times this week, The Vasquez Tourney is officially under way. The first game, scheduled for this Sunday at 9a.m., will pin the Mok-Dong Manglers against the Tomahawks. The Manglers will be sporting Blood Red as they will be the home team on Sunday. The Tomahawks will therefore be wearing Whites. Following that game the Manglers (again in Red) will face-off against the Sweaty Tacos (in White) at 1030a.m.
A few points to be noted, there have been a few changes in the game format.
1. Each game will consist of 2 thirty minutes periods (run-time) and one 5 minute overtime period. We wanted to have 3 twenty minute periods but the games would be too tight. The 2 periods will allow us 20 minutes for the Zamboni and the warm-up. So the game schedules will go as follows
- 9:00~9:20 – Zamboni and warm-up
- 9:20~9:50 – 1st Period
- 9:50~9:53 – 1st Intermission
- 9:53~10:23 – 2nd Period
- 10:23~10:25 – OT Intermission (if necessary)
- 10:25~10:30 – Overtime (if necessary)
- 10:30~10:50 – Zamboni and warm-up
- 10:50~11:20 – 1st Period
- 11:20~11:23 – 1st Intermission
- 11:23~11:53 – 2nd Period
- 11:53~11:55 – OT Intermission (if necessary)
- 11:55~12:00 – Overtime (if necessary)
2. There will be NO RED LINE which means that two line passes will be allowed.
3. All the other rules that apply to normal games will apply here.
4. We are asking that every team has a captain and two assistants because we don’t want everyone talking/screaming at Jeremy. It’s not official or anything but we want to give Jeremy the power to kick people out of the game if they abuse him verbally.
5. Fighting gets you kicked out of the tourney
6. Can't think of much else so....
Last skate was much tamer than the injury riddled shinny session of Sunday past. We had 5 on each bench and two goalies at each end. It was fairly typical with Aaron shooting and scoring, jack twisting and turning, me shouting idiotic sentences but wait what’s this? J for three? Big D for three? That's right! A couple of surprising hat tricks that caped off another high scoring ‘defense-less’ affair. Rene and Ryan both played well considering the lack of defense but I’m sure Ryan can’t wait for all our goalies to get back to the Lands of Morning Calm so he can get bact to whizzing pucks next to their heads.
All in all, it was nice to see that we are no longer hurting for numbers.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Smell that? That! What is that?
There’s something lingering in the cold Mok-Dong air. It’s called Essence of the Vasquez; a twinge of hard-hitting with a speck of bone crushing pre-tournament sweat. Last Sunday was a fast paced, hard fought affair that may have some major repercussions on the Vasquez Tournament.
We had quite a few new faces join the Chiefs and many older Chiefheads making renewed appearances to shed that summertime rust and get geared up for the tourney. By the time I arrived we had over 20 players already suited up and ready to hit the ice. Only one problem, we only had one goalie. A quick glance around the room and quite a few head shakes later a consensus was found. Well actually it more like walked in the locker room: Ryan. A quick trip to the locker, a few smacks to dust off the pads and voila: a goalie we make- and what a goalie at that. Ryan had his best game as a Chief. He made sprawling save after glove save. He even had the ‘St. Patty Wink’ down packed. All to say, Ryan won the goalie comp and...the Elvis suit.
Outside the crease, we had 6 subs for the whites and 7 for the darks. All these able bodies made for some high paced hockey and brought up the intensity level to overblown proportions as we had more than a few collisions. The worst of which came in the last 20 minutes of play when Marc Roberts went one on one against Aaron Alinson. It was a hard hit heard through the rafters. Marc skated down the left wing and, as soon as he crossed the blue line, tried his patented "Roberts Shake and Cut". Having played against him more than twice and expecting the "Shake and Cut", Aaron reached for a poke check but ended up crashing right into Marc who had his head down. Marc took the brunt of that collision and is now doubtful for the tourney. The Chiefs doctors had a look at him and discovered what may be a cracked rib, his third. If the rib is actually cracked Marc will be out for at least the next 4 weeks which puts the Tommy-Hawks one Dman down. Darren also went down after feeling the effects of an Aaron Geddes shot to the thigh. He took a few shifts off but came back late in the game and should be ready for the tourney.
1st Star - Ryan for taking one for the team and playing so well
2nd Star – The old faces
3rd Star – The new onesDon't forget about our last Sunday shinny ice time before the tourney:
Sunday October 8th between 8am to 10am
Edit:The Chiefs are an open team with the operative word being OPEN.
Hockey Tip #29: Keep your head up when you're cutting in the middle