Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chicks with Sticks vs. Geezers in Breezers

The Chicks vs Geezers game is upon us yet again...

The first year the Geezers won handily, as most of the Chicks were completely new to the concept of ice hockey while the Geezers were merely out of practice. Now entering its 4th year, the Geezers have to get their geriatric asses in gear to avoid a 1-3 all-time record.

The brainchild of Juneau artist Bill Spear, the annual game is a benefit for the Dzantik'iHeeni Middle School's "Culture Club Hockey Program", a group of kids that without patronage probably wouldn't have access to the city-owned rink. The other program it benefits is that of the "Godfathers of the Ice", Marc Scholten and John Ingalls. Scholten and Ingalls tend to the local lake ice in an almost religious manner, shoveling, flooding, providing floodlights, anything to get folks to come out and skate with them.

If you happen to be in the Juneau area on Sunday, Nov. 25th, come on down to the rink to watch some hockey. We'll be there, in our usual spot...on the Glass, left side icing line of the home team end.

Keep your stick on the ice.

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