Mustaches Make the Hockey Player

The Everett Silvertips are a junior hockey team up in Canada, and for those of you fools who weren’t following their recent 6 game road trip and just read the box scores, all you see is that they finished the trip with 8 out of a possible 12 points. Not too shabby. But much like the Sacramento Rivercats over the summer, the road success has been fueled by the power of the new mustaches the team has grown. Mustaches like this one living on the upper lip of forward Kyle Beach:

Sassy! ““Absolutely [the winning streak was due to] the mustache,” Beach said, “We couldn’t have done it without them. It kept our upper lip warm when we were out there in the cold, so definitely the points came from the mustaches.”

The impetus for the ‘staches came from the captains, who required everyone to grow one during the trip. Of course, being a junior hockey team, not everyone has the ability to grow a handsome ‘stache, so there were some ugly ones out there on the ice. “Some guys did good, some guys did not very good, but everyone tried to grow it, that’s the whole thing,” defenseman Taylor Ellington said. “It was a team-bonding experience. It brought guys closer together, as weird as it seems that something that small could do that.” To make sure that their mustaches had that extra pop out on the ice, several of the players used Just For Men. Way to go Keith Hernandez, your advertising has worked!

Now that the trip is over, some of the players intend to keep their ‘staches, and of course, they are doing it for the right reasons. “Oh, it’s good,” a smirking Beach answered when asked to evaluate his own mustache. “Girls love it. That’s really all that matters.”

For more pictures of the Silvertips’ ‘staches, check out the gallery here.

6 Responses to “Mustaches Make the Hockey Player”

  1. 1 calexander13
    November 20, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    hockey is taking over this blog. unless some guy is getting his ear ripped off by a skate blade, it ain’t worth it.

    although i L-O-V-E mustaches. Also, please file this post under mustaches.

  2. 2 youppi
    November 21, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Seriously, slanch. Show me some amazing dunks, or glass shattering… dunks.

    puck hockey.

    but, gooooooooo mustaches!
    yes, please file under mustaches.

  3. 3 calexander13
    November 21, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Slanch, I’ve noticed you have yet to file this post under Mustaches. Please do so.

  4. 4 Mel
    November 24, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Just so you know, the Silvertips are NOT in Canada. They’re in Everett, WA.

  5. November 24, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Oops. Thanks Mel. I didn’t even know they HAD hockey in the US. So that’s some good info. Thanks!

  6. 6 Calexander13
    November 25, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    awesome. yes.

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