Central Hockey League All Star Game

I’m going a little out of order here, but I wanted to post the pictures from the CHL All Star Game from Laredo, TX. It was certainly an interesting game, or at least, the hoopla around the game was interesting (yes, I said hoopla). At the very least, I had a great time. Let’s go to the photos:

click on any photo to make it bigger.

Hey everyone, it’s my good friend, Lord Stanley’s Cup:

Chl Allstar017

This is kind of a surreal picture, maybe because the background is a little more in focus than I am, or the Cup for that matter.

And for all you Avs fans:

Chl Allstar018 Chl Allstar020
The way that 2000-01 Avalanche ring looks a little weird, like it was compressed a little in transit? It doesn’t look like the same ring as the one I saw in Cleveland a few years back.
Still, it’s a thing of beauty.
Chl Allstar022 Chl Allstar023

And I got my picture with another keeper of the Cup.

Chl Allstar025

This is the second Keeper of the Cup I’ve had my picture taken with, and oddly enough, I was wearing the same jersey.

I am here to tell you, you have not heard the Canadian National Anthem until you have heard a mariachi band do it (OK, yes, you have, but you still have to hear it to believe it). Hopefully, the video I took on my iPhone worked out, and I can share it with you later.

Chl Allstar034

When you set off fireworks inside a closed arena, you should have a sufficient ventilation system to get rid of the sulfurous smoke that is left behind. I am here to tell you, they do not have such a system at the Laredo Event Center.

Chl Allstar035

Hey, you know who doesn’t know how to do the Y.M.C.A.? These women.
Chl Allstar039

OK, on to the game:

Chl Allstar041 Chl Allstar046

Chl Allstar053 Chl Allstar061

Chl Allstar065 Chl Allstar066

Chl Allstar067 Chl Allstar068

Chl Allstar071 Chl Allstar075

Surreal image of the night:

Chl Allstar043

Yep, still hazy:
Chl Allstar042

OK, back to the game:

Chl Allstar076 Chl Allstar079

One penalty was handed out, to this guy:
Chl Allstar092

Yep.

The goals picked up in the third period, and it was looking like an All Star Game:

Chl Allstar102 Chl Allstar094

Chl Allstar109 Chl Allstar100

Chl Allstar112 Chl Allstar104

The South Texas All Stars (made up of players from the Laredo Bucks, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, and Corpus Christi Rayz) beat the CHL All Stars (all the rest of the teams) 9-4. Final SOG was 62-37.

Chl Allstar121

Team MVPs get win really small HDTVs.
Chl Allstar125
This guy deserved the CHL team MVP.
Chl Allstar126 Chl Allstar128

All that was left was the player salutes:

Chl Allstar138 Chl Allstar132
The Killer Bees salute their fans:

Chl Allstar140

That does it for the All Star Game. I still owe you pictures from the Colorado Eagles vs. RGV Killer Bees game. Oh, they are coming.

Technorati Tags: ,

Comments

  1. They deserve more fans there damb it.you better believe I would have brought extra people.ugh sad to see empty seats at an all star game..stupid major league sports

  2. My God I envy you your job. Whataburger on the boards? Is there a better fast food chain? (The flying burrito excluded? I’m taking good fast-food mass-market hamburgers.)

    HEB was also pretty much the only grocery store in my area as a kid. Legend had it HEB was named after Harold E. Butt and that if he made a merger with Piggly Wiggly it would be named Wiggly Butts. I don’t care if it was fourth grade humor, I’d be proud to shop at the Wiggly Butts….as long as they had good cheese.

  3. Love that jersey, man. Which team is that one from?

    Great pictures, esp. the hammerhead(?) mascot.

    Don’t forget that the 2nd part of the Christmas posts is also increasingly past due. ;)

Speak Your Mind

*