The premise behind this individual challenge is simple. Jim’s offensive goal scoring has gone south ever since the Over-30 league moved away from Tewksbury and the Olympic-sized rink where Jim could outrun anyone. However, times have changed and back to the smaller rink upstairs at Hockeytown.., his league goal production has diminished.
We thought that the time that Jim spends updating the website also played a role in his lessened goal production, but, everyone knows that he never has any free time to actually update the website. So, Jim was thrown a challenge to prove us all wrong. Jim has to score 7 goals this season or else, starting in the spring season, he will have to carry onto the rink with him his new pink stick bag (ala smiling Pete Lodi), courteousy of the Over-30 league.
For those of you who are counting, here are the game by game weekly running totals for Jim’s chase for pink stick bag glory. This table will be posted on the website on a weekly basis (not!) so that you can all place your side bets and have a good laugh at Mr. Barber’s expense.
Highlight of the Game
No commentary as it is only the first game of the season.
Scores his first goal, giving himself momentum and confidence early in the season.
Asks for a rules clarification if assists count for half a goal scored.
How can you expect to score goals when you can;t even generate 1 measly shot on net?
Scores a hat trick, his confidence sky high, knowing he only needs to score 3 goals in his last seven games (thanks Scott Rosato)!
Team gets shut out by Bill Gardynski Sr, halting the premature celebration of confidence.
No shots + No goals = No game presence.
More penalties recorded than points........inclusive of one horrible holding call.
MISSED A WIDE OPEN NET!!!!!! Enough said.
Scores a goal while allegedly shaking off concussion-like symptoms.
Misses his game due to company party. Where is the commitment? This decision would prove fateful.
Scores on a blast of a shot, but, 6 goals is not 7. Finds out that a push does not equal beating this challenge. Say hello to the first-ever recipient of the Pink Stick Bag - Jim Barber!
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