There are two things about this video that remind me all about Beer League.
- Player ripping a slapshot head high at a goalie who doesn’t have a helmet on.
- I put out a blog about beer league pet peeves a couple weeks ago and got chirped about how I’m soft for not liking Al MacInnis wannabes hummin’ high hard ones. Why is this beer league? Because much like a beer league defenseman, this guy had NO idea what was going on there. Head was buried and he was trying to go shelf to impress what ever tinder girls he had up in the stands. Update that Facebook status when you get home buddy.
- Goalies having a few dozen too many
- I’m sure this goalie was probably sick but I think if you’ve played beer league long enough you have seen a goalie show up to a game way to intoxicated. Beer and goalies go hand in hand. Every game we have, someone buys a 30 and our goalie buys his own tall boy IPA fancy boy beers. Even though some might say being able to focus on stopping a puck is one of the most important aspects of goaltending, they sure do love a challenge. All goalies, no matter what league, are a different breed of people. I normally just say hi and let them go about there business because they are the one true wild card. Nothing better than showing up to a game or tournament and watching your goalie stumble into the rink slurring their words and immediately figuring out that you might have to back check. Mix in a water guy.