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:
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Hey everyone, it’s my good friend, Lord Stanley’s Cup:
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:
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.
And I got my picture with another keeper of the Cup.
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.
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.
OK, on to the game:
Surreal image of the night:
OK, back to the game:
The goals picked up in the third period, and it was looking like an All Star Game:
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.
All that was left was the player salutes:
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.