HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

Who have you met at your local rink?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-15-2010, 02:51 PM
  #1
The Spicy Shrimp
Registered User
 
The Spicy Shrimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 87
vCash: 500
Who have you met at your local rink?

Just curious about who you've run into during drop in, sticks and pucks, or what have you at a rink.

Yesterday after a class, I met John Ogrodnick (Red Wings 50 goal scorer) as he was getting ready for a pickup game. A few weeks ago, I met Mark Mitera (U of M captain, first round pick by the Ducks) at sticks and pucks, and he was just RIPPING shots from the blue line at the posts and skating circles around everyone. It was pretty awe inspiring that the guy hasn't made it to the big club yet.

Anyone else have a story?

The Spicy Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 04:08 PM
  #2
noobman
Registered User
 
noobman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,636
vCash: 500
Nobody beyond a few ex-OHLers.

I'd be interested to know if any of the people that played with Maxim Afinogenov the other day are lurking around here.

noobman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 04:32 PM
  #3
kr580
HF's Minecraft Guy
 
kr580's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 1,231
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to kr580
I passed by Jaime Kompon, assistant coach for the LA Kings, on Tuesday. He's playing in the Snoopy's Senior World Hockey Tournament here. His team has Igor Larionov on the roster but he was a no-show.

kr580 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 04:53 PM
  #4
gluvhand
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rockland County
Country: Greece
Posts: 966
vCash: 500
At one rink, Bruce Driver. He was coaching a kids team right before our game. And at another rink, Oksana Baiul(sp?). He wasn't very friendly. She was.

gluvhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 04:57 PM
  #5
Toe Drag Fist Pump
Registered User
 
Toe Drag Fist Pump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New Jersey
Country:
Posts: 39
vCash: 500
Amani Toomer

Toe Drag Fist Pump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 05:21 PM
  #6
FiveAndAGame
Registered User
 
FiveAndAGame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 64
vCash: 500
Most of the guys who play on the Suffolk Sting in PIHA(never made the transition from roller to ice, not enough time or money). I also just finished a season playing on a team with Mike Monfredo(NAHL, Motor City Machines).

FiveAndAGame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 06:22 PM
  #7
Ozz
Registered User
 
Ozz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hockeytown
Country: United States
Posts: 6,399
vCash: 500
Back in the day I went to a hockey school run by Paul Fenton, so even though it wasn't by chance I still ran into and skated/played with him a lot of times. We were about 12 and he never really turned it on though.

Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 07:55 PM
  #8
The Tikkanen
Pest
 
The Tikkanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Yorba Linda
Country: United States
Posts: 6,389
vCash: 50
Send a message via AIM to The Tikkanen
Teemu Selanne was at Anaheim Ice before one of our games. Just standing out in the entry way talking to people, no big deal. I was surprised at how small he was, seemed very slight but his legs are probably tree trunks.

The Tikkanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 08:05 PM
  #9
Pierre Gotye
Registered User
 
Pierre Gotye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: McKinney, TX
Country: United States
Posts: 4,014
vCash: 500
Not here, but back when I lived in Colorado it wasn't uncommon to see Patrick Roy and Ray Bourque at the rink we played at(their kids played there on the same team). South Surburban rink in South Denver.

Our goalie got Roy to sign his helmet. He said: "Hey man, I'm gonna warn you, my stuff smells really bad."

Roy replied: "That's ok, my stuff stinks too."

After he signed the mask with the Sharpie, Roy replied: "Man your stuff really DOES stink!"

They were both very friendly hospitable towards us. Much respect for both guys.

Pierre Gotye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 08:07 PM
  #10
Pierre Gotye
Registered User
 
Pierre Gotye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: McKinney, TX
Country: United States
Posts: 4,014
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by gluvhand View Post
At one rink, Bruce Driver. He was coaching a kids team right before our game. And at another rink, Oksana Baiul(sp?). He wasn't very friendly. She was.
He was a badass defenseman back in his day. He had a move where he could back-check, get quickly in just close enough to lift up the puck-carrier's stick, and then kick the puck forward.

He was THE MAN.

Pierre Gotye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-15-2010, 08:28 PM
  #11
5H4RK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,641
vCash: 500
Kristi Yamaguchi I think she was doing some kind of fundraiser or something. I was hoping to see some triple axels.

5H4RK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-16-2010, 02:20 AM
  #12
Burket23
Registered User
 
Burket23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Carolina
Country: United States
Posts: 188
vCash: 500
played 3 stick times with Trevor Gillies of the NY islanders

Burket23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-16-2010, 06:26 AM
  #13
bp spec
Registered User
 
bp spec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 9,941
vCash: 50
Peter Regin

bp spec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-16-2010, 07:06 AM
  #14
Skraut
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Enter city here
Posts: 10,344
vCash: 500
Took an adult learn to play hockey class. Turned out the teacher was Jock Callander, all time IHL scoring leader who happens to have his name on the Stanley Cup.

Skraut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-16-2010, 07:12 AM
  #15
ck26
Alcoholab User
 
ck26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Coyotes Bandwagon
Country: United States
Posts: 6,761
vCash: 133
Got schooled by 50-ish year old Bob Gainey at pickup hockey about 10 years ago.

Met Mike McPhee (Canadiens, Stars grinder back in the 80's/early 90's) and Ralph Strangis (Stars play-by-play guy) around town.

ck26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-16-2010, 08:30 AM
  #16
WickedWrister
Registered User
 
WickedWrister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 4,766
vCash: 500
I saw Jagr playing tennis back when he was in Pittsburgh. Pretty good too. I had just got out of a tennis clinic and I saw like 30 people watching this guy warm up. Kind of felt bad for him, all he wants to go do is play tennis and he's got a crowd of people clinging to the fences watching his every move.

I also saw Fedotenko last year @ the snack bar in my local rink. Never realized how big the guy was. 6-2" and pretty jacked.

WickedWrister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-16-2010, 08:59 AM
  #17
meanolthing
Registered User
 
meanolthing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland
Country: United States
Posts: 913
vCash: 500
Met Dale Hunter when I was in pee-wee's. His kid was playing for the Little Caps at the time, and he was assisting with one of their practices. You could tell the guy just wanted to focus on the task at hand, but when word got out he was in the rink, he graciously signed everything that was thrust in front of him. I've always respected him for that. I also met Olaf Kolzig at the same rink, but it was an appearance coordinated with the Capitals, so it doesn't really count. Another total class act though.

meanolthing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 03:51 AM
  #18
canuck44
 
canuck44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 221
vCash: 500
The only NHL'er I remember seeing ever is Steve Thomas at a golf store while I worked there.

canuck44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 05:44 AM
  #19
hoonking
 
hoonking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 156
vCash: 500
My rink's hockey director is Jared Siganuk, used to play in the SPHL, and the GM of the rink used to play goal for the Phantoms when they were in Philly (Lance Rosenburg).

hoonking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 05:52 AM
  #20
sjmay*
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,732
vCash: 500
Skated a few times with Robitaille and Taylor, played against Bure and Zhamnov one summer, ran into Doug Gilmour, Steve Thomas a few times, all of them class acts, got an autograph from Gilmour to my daughter, on her 1st birthday, after I gave his kid 3 penalties lol.

I am sure there's a few more that I am forgetting, have run into quite a few over the years.

sjmay* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 06:54 AM
  #21
Razzmatazz
Registered User
 
Razzmatazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 382
vCash: 500
Michal Pivonka was an assistant coach for his kid's hockey team, and was trying to explain to me while I was scorekeeping a game that we should have been keeping the puck cold so it wouldn't bounce around. Keep in mind, these kids are playing with those crappy blue pucks in the games, and probably practice with real ones, so I seriously doubt it would have made any difference; plus it's the middle of July in Florida, the ice gets soft when it's 94 degrees outside. That man has a scowl that was tough to match, and the Czech accent that makes him seem all the more grumpy...not sure if he was even in a bad mood, but it just came off that way

Chris Dingman played on one of the teams in the top league; Vaclav Prospal's little kid was playing for the mite travel team (Vinny wasn't there, but since they have the same name, it was pretty obvious on the scoresheet); I've seen Tim Taylor watching his kid's games; and NHL linesman Johnny Murray is at the bar at the rink once in a while. I've also heard Larry Robinson has played there on occasion, but haven't seen him yet.

Razzmatazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 08:19 AM
  #22
PuckHogs29
Registered User
 
PuckHogs29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 2,557
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by gluvhand View Post
At one rink, Bruce Driver. He was coaching a kids team right before our game. And at another rink, Oksana Baiul(sp?). He wasn't very friendly. She was.
I met Driver after he had finished a men's league game in Hackensack. I was scorekeeping for the next game so I got to watch the earlier game finish. Driver's a pretty good goalie.

I also met Pat Dapuzzo the linesman, and John Vanbiesbrouck at the Ice House too. I got to play with John Madden at open hockey during the lockout.

PuckHogs29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 09:49 AM
  #23
f1nn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Espoo, Finland
Country: Finland
Posts: 2,782
vCash: 1312
Send a message via AIM to f1nn
When I lived in Portland I met Paul Gaustad a few times (also went to a camp ran by him and my old coach Matt Bardsley (scout for the winterhawks).. In Dallas Marty Turco came and talked to us before one of our games and we used to work out in the Stars' weightroom sometimes so ran into a few there too

f1nn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 12:41 PM
  #24
OkimLom
Registered User
 
OkimLom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,240
vCash: 500
Pat Kane at a floor hockey game...Rob Ray in my store. Derek Roy at a poker game(Not the casino one, a private one)

OkimLom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-17-2010, 01:10 PM
  #25
Patchey*
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Gaylord, Michigan
Country: United States
Posts: 12,668
vCash: 500
I ran into Colton Gillies. When I first saw him from a distance, I was thinking. "Great, it's some Drop in superstar with all matching gear." I realized who it was when I got closer though

Patchey* is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.