Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween Storm Nation

From the Leader of the Free World!

Monday, October 30, 2006

This guy is never going to be a millionaire

This is what happens when you don't get enough sleep....it makes you stupid!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thank God I'm not Catwoman

Your results:
You are The Flash

The Flash
Green Lantern
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
Fast, athletic and flirtatious.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

What was all that fuss about?

Sabre uniform and logo aren't nearly as ugly when they are just a blur going by you.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Pets should never be left out of a good thing

So what does the phrase "trick or treat" mean to a dog?

Friday, October 20, 2006

so you think you're one of a kind?

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

different day, better effort, same score

Our first game of the season was against Durham last night only 5 days after they knocked us out of the playoffs at the Aeros Tournament. We got a much better effort - evidenced by that fact that we outshot Durham in all three period and took only 3 penalties all game (only in 1 the 3rd period). Sadly the result was the same, a 2 - 0 loss. Still there was a lot of good things observed in the game. Our speedier wingers got by the Durham defense for several breakaways. Our conditioning is getting better. We continue to get great goaltending. We finished the game strongly. So lets give credit to the Durham goalie. She is good but she can be beat.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

Storm Run Club video

Speaking of Jude Law....

....he was spotted recently jogging in his boxers. Not to be duplicated by a Storm team member while out in public.

Happy Birthday Jackie!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Congrats to Mats for number 500

Watch out though Wade Belak is only 493 goals behind you.

the 10th time was so sweet....

...only finished 2776th!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Women's hockey in the holy land

An interesting story in today's National Post about some Canadian women trying to organize an Israeli women's ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Day 2 Downer

Day 2 of the Aero tournament was some what disappointing but there were some very positive things. We played even with Mississauga where a week ago we were unable to. We skated well against Durham for 2 periods until fading in the 3rd. Conditioning is still an issue with some players. Though Durham did have an advantage having not played earlier in the morning. We took 15 penalties in the 3 games with only 2 in the first period and 8 in the third. Again, conditioning was a factor. Our goalies were great. And our first year Midgets played fantastic hockey and will only get better in the next few months. We know our older players will come around. This team has a great work ethic and will get stronger in the weeks to come. An early tournament is a great way to measure how much work you need to do.

Well off for my high carb dinner before the run tomorrow. Pray for no rain!

Friday, October 13, 2006

A little chaos and Cambridge

Well the Aeros tournament opened up today on Friday the 13th. You would think we would clue in that things might go wrong. We didn't get on the ice until 30 minutes after the posted start time. Only the dead could be late for this one. First period we get a 5 on 3 powerplay in the first 2 minutes of the game and give up a short handed goal followed by a second short handed goal a minute later (hey we were only playing 5 on 4 at that point). We do come back tie the game up on two breakaways. On the first goal Maddie wrists one just under the crossbar. The second goal by Rebecca B. after she and one of the other Rebecca's play hot potato with the puck at the blue line for the longest time before deciding to finally try for a shot on net. In the third period Cambridge self destructs by taking 7 straight penalties including a misconduct for arguing with an official. At one point they had 4 players in the box and played 6 minutes 3 against 5. Well what can I say, our weakness is having a 2-man advantage. We may just decline a powerplay opportunity in the future. Final score 2-2.

After dinner, I get a call from the convener that the games are 55 minutes behind schedule and they would be running to the end of the contract ice before getting to our second game. The game has been rescheduled from the ghoulish hour of 10 pm in the evening to the ungodly hour of 7:30 am in the next morning. Of course by this time everyone had dispersed over the many lovely Scarborough strip malls. I left home at 2:30 and returned at 10:30 and all we got in was one game. Sigh...better go, 6 am will be here soon enough.


This could be a very bad day for superstitious people who dread the number 13. Not only is the date Friday the 13th, but all the digits in the numeric notation of the date add up to 13 as well.

10/13/2006 is 1 + 0 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 6= 13

The last time this happened was Friday, January 13, 1520.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Watch CSI Thursday night....

My nephew Dov has a small role unless he ends up on the cutting floor again. He plays Anthony Himmer. This is him (on the left) in the Delicate Art of Parking.

Oh yeah, Britney Spears' husband Kevin Federline is also on...big deal.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Dullest blog in the world

I was concerned my blog was a little dull until I stumbled upon this one.......

Sunday, October 08, 2006

This is so wrong.....

Came across this scary American breakfast item. What kind of twisted mind could come up with this stuff? Do parents actually feed this to their kids? Its like a cross between a Pogo and chocolate chip muffin. Mind you, it only has 12 grams of fat. Personally I'm not eating my breakfast off a stick. I'll stick to bagels.

that sucking noise is just Josee on the pavement

Hey it was a beautiful fall morning for the Storm Run Club to have its inaugural meeting. A nice light 2 km run/walk along Lawrence Avenue, over the churning Humber River and down charming Scarlett Road. We learnt about aerobic and anaerobic exercise and how we were going to stick to a moderate aerobic pace so that no one would crash on the course. Well most people got that bit of info before we started running. Then there was Josee who happened to have missed the lecture part of the morning. And it wasn't too long before Josee was face down on the pavement just as if she was on the ice. She was making the sucking noise and I swear she was picking up twigs and pebbles just like my shop vac. Her colour wasn't too good either. She looked about the same as Thanksgiving stuffing that had been reheated one too many times. I didn't know if I should wave down a passing Toronto EMS vehicle or shove one of my running power gels in her. Finally I decided she needed alternative transportation. I ran back for my car and carefully steered her back to the arena.

It's just like getting one of those new power tools. You have to read the instructions before operating.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rebecca R doesn't get away with interference

Well the perfect season ends after only the second preseason game. Despite an excellent start, the Storm petered out in the second half and eventually fell victim to Mississauga by a score of 6-3. It was 2-0 for the Storm after the first period. But in the last 19 minutes of the game Mississauga scored 6 goals and that was it for us. We also took 8 penalties to only 3 for the opponents who scored 4 times on the power play. Eight different players took penalties so no culprit stood out. Most notable was Rebecca R. taking herself out of contentious for the Milk Award for a penalty free year. Clearly I see a lot of skating for this team in the near future if they are to put in a solid 32 minutes. Anyone for some jogging this weekend?

Monday, October 02, 2006

2006-07 Predictions

So we know the Storm Midget B's are going to have a good season. I'm going to go out on a limb here but playoffs are a sure thing. But what about the Leafs? Will they again miss out on a chance for the Cup? Will JFJ's (he has his own blog but then who doesn't) offseason moves be enough or will he be free agent too next summer? Here is what the media has to say. If you have a prediction you can share it in the comment section.

Predicted Leafs Finish in the Eastern Conference

The Hockey News 7th
MSNBC Sports 8th
Toronto Star 8th
Gord Stellick 8th
Howard Berger 8th
ESPN 9th

Fox Sports 10th
McKeen's Hockey 10th
Coach Willie 10th
Sports Illustrated 11th

John Buccigross (ESPN) 11th
The Score Forecaster 12th
James Mirtle (Globe) 12th