If the Chiefs win in front of an ever shrinking crowd does it still count? Last night the arena couldn’t even pull in four thousand people for a Tuesday game. But perhaps my expectations are too high. In the plus column is the fact that the organization HAS to be snooping in blogs for ideas because I refuse to believe they decided the merch stand needs footie style scarves on their own. For a long while The Canadian and I have complained about how the Chiefs didn’t have scarves like every other WHL team has. But now we finally do. And tons of people were buying them last night. Perhaps because they love their team or perhaps because it was 12 degrees outside. And that was just the high temp.
James Reid had the much needed night out and Mike Tadjdeh was in net. Something about Mike just worries me a bit when he is in the pipes. Maybe it’s because I am used to the clean and crispness of Reid moving around. A few times I thought Mike was out of position or was flopping around a bit much but in the end he pulled off the shut out. The first period saw the Chiefs pouring shots on the Prince George Cougars and Jared Spurgeon scored really early in the first. I was hung up and was late getting to the game but I heard the Spurgalicious goal announced overhead. Jared Cowen at the moment is like the girl in America’s Next Top Model that does ok every week and then decides to try and pull it out in the end (that’s what she said?). He had a really nifty goal and seems to be putting in effort with World Juniors looming. I suppose I can’t complain. Tyler Johnson had a goal in the their that should have went to Blake Gal. But Johnson tipped it in. Gal was on his usual warpath last night landing hits and being everywhere he needed be. I seriously love this kid and it sucks more people don’t have a Gal jersey on their back.
The game was getting a bit rough and tumble with a few fights breaking out. Kenton Miller dropped mitts as well as Steve Kuhn. I know right? I wouldn’t pick them to fight either. It was seeming like the third period was going to be a yard sale situation but the Chiefs showed some restraint and decided having the win and Tadjdeh’s shutout was more important.
Chiefs win 3-0 over Prince George.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS THIS WEEKEND. Bring those bears or I am punching out all of your blood. Twice.
The song is relevant. It has teddy bears!