Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pool Report: The Hockey Gods Have Spoken…


…And they have chosen Will Dixon as the Winner of this year’s Infamous Writers Hockey Pool.

You want to know how enamoured the Hockey Gods are of their anointed one this year? He won the Props Contest too!

Chicago Blackhawks, 2015 Stanley Cup Champions. Captain Jonathan Toews hoists the cup above his head

Yes, Chicago may be celebrating their 3rd Cup in 6 years, a hometown win and surviving the gruelling Cup gauntlet of battle.

But somewhere in Saskatchewan (most likely on a windswept and sparsely treed golf course) a man who chose the obscurity of life as a Canadian film-maker knows he has reached the pinnacle of his hockey career and the apex of his existence.

Savor this day, my friend. Such glory will likely never come again.

Nobody has ever manhandled the rest of the Pool the way Mr. Dixon did this year, building a massive early lead that he never relinquished – and in fact, increased on a weekly basis.

Chris Sheasgreen hung on throughout to snag 2nd place and Barry Kiefl made a valiant late charge through the pack to take 3rd. But, quite honestly, the outcome was never in doubt.

Therefore it is now incumbent on all Pool participants to shower Mr. Dixon with his Pool booty. I’ll be emailing all of you in the next few days to let you know where and how you can get your offerings into Will’s hands.

And that will wrap the 9th Annual Infamous Writers Hockey Pool.

It was a season that almost didn’t happen and featured our smallest number of participants. But after careful consideration, we’ll be back for number 10 –- with some changes to tweek the format and turn up the interest levels.

Thank you to all of you for participating or following the action. A big thanks to Chicago and Tampa for an exciting final series and a special shout-out to all those good Canadian, American, Russian, Swedish, Czech, Germany, Finnish and from elsewhere boys who have entertained us for the past weeks of terrific hockey.

But for today, All Hail Will Dixon! Sir, we are humbled to be in your company.



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