I’m following the NHL playoffs, for the first time since the Bruins were great back in the 1980s and I lived in New Hamshire. Pete Peters was their goalie, I think.
I’m following the Dallas North Stars, against the St. Louis Blues, because Dallas as a Dartmouth grad named Ben Lovejoy, who I admit I probably never heard of until earlier this week. (I was researching Hal Booma, who Dartmouth names it’s Ice Hockey Rookie of the Year award, yet he also played football in the 1930 East West Shrine Game, Bronko Nagurski was his teammate, and Roy Riegels — Wrong Way – who later sold farming chemicals in Chico area — was on the opposition)
(Although I did write recently about the possibility that no NCAA athlete in the modern era had more combined hockey goals and football touchdowns as Shaun Teevans. Which itself might be a misstatement since Teevans graduated 40 years ago. Does anybody double in football and hockey anymore?)
Ben’s team lost to St. Louis, 3-2. Ben was on the ice for 14 minutes but was (-2) which I think means he was on the ice for two St. Louis goals — he’s a defensemen.
I’m also potentially watching Sharks because I heard a sniff of the fact that we beat Las Vegas Knights — maybe the defending champs? — in 7 games and scored 4 goals on a power play after they cold-cocked our cappy?
Also, I’m carying a Reg Leach card from 1975 — he’s a First Nation skater.
And my title references a Dartmouth colloquialism that may or may not be obscene or uncouth or politically uncorrect my classmate May Drake recently scolded me or shunned me for using the term in an email. The Drake Huestons endowed a chair in NAS at Dartmouth, Brian E Moore E’d me to say.
I also wrote recently about “Cree in the Crease”
Here is RL