Longtime PITB readers likely know all about the love and affection we have for The Wellwoods, our official women’s road hockey team. Ever since we discovered, about a year ago, that there was a team named after our second favourite lovably weird ex-Canuck– and that they were good, and that they were hilarious – our love and affection for the Baby Blue Welly Crew has been a constant.

But the time for talk of this affection has passed. Instead, the time has come to physically express this love. How? By kicking their asses in a game of road hockey. That’s happening Saturday, July 9th, otherwise known as tomorrow. You should come.

The PITB vs. Wellwoods showdown will be taking place during the Five Hole For Food wrap-up event in downtown Vancouver. This is an event that, by the very nature of its excellence and for-a-good-cause-ness,  demands your attendance.  If you’ve never heard of Five Hole For Food and you need to be convinced, the above Youtube video is a good place to start. Or you could just gaze into the soulful eyes of founder Richard Loat:

Why yes, I am ridiculously good-looking.

Anyway, once you’re convinced they’re an awesome charity, here’s a little more info on tomorrow’s get-together from the FHFF website

Vancouver is where the idea of Five Hole for Food was born, and where the trip will finish. After starting the trip on the very East Coast it is all going to culminate in the biggest game of the trip as we play hockey in the home of the Vancouver Canucks and do battle for the last time on the trip. Granville Street was home to some of the most fun and pure ball hockey we have ever played while the 2010 Olympic Games were in town and we’re looking forward to taking back Granville Street!

Where: 800 Block of Granville Street

When: Saturday July 9th, 2011

Time:  12:00 PM to 18:00 PM PST

PITB (well, actually, just me — Daniel’s away for the weekend on a family camping trip) will be downtown for the entirety of the event. Furthermore, Team PITB needs players. Right now, it’s is me and, like, two guys from work. 

Come suit up. The way I figure, if you read PITB, you’re eligible to join the squad. I have no expectations of winning, so you don’t even have to be good at hockey. 

If you want in, drop a note in the comments or just find me tomorrow around noon and say so. I should be easy to spot. I bear a frustrating resemblance to Tay Zonday and I’ll be wearing a Tanner Glass t-shirt. And if you don’t want to play, come find me tomorrow anyway, either to tell me off or just to say hello.

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15 comments

  1. TheWellwoods
    July 8, 2011

    I am SO looking forward to this! I’m signed up to play goal on one of the rinks starting at 2pm, and the rest of the Wellies will be arriving at 3pm to play on rink 2. We’ll be missing 2 of our snipers (Laura and Kat). I believe you’ll be on our side for the 3:00 game, after which I suggest we go head to head… the Wellwoods against you and whatever ragtag group of internet misfits you manage to cobble together!

    On an unrelated note, it’s funny how connected the local hockey twitterverse is… I’ve been chirping Wyatt “The Stanchion” Arndt for his circus goaltending style for years now, and Richard “Mozy” Loat and I used to have epic sledgehammer competitions in our early teen years (and I mean that in the most literal way possible!).

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    • Harrison Mooney
      July 8, 2011

      OH NOES you just gave away the stanchion’s real identity!

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      • TheWellwoods
        July 8, 2011

        He knew what this was.

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  2. ZachMorris
    July 8, 2011

    I want in! I play D, like Lidstrom, but less well :P
    Please please please? :D

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    • Harrison Mooney
      July 8, 2011

      Yeah, of course you’re in. Looks like our game will go sometime after 3pm, so just show up, find me and introduce yourself.

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  3. Daniel Wagner
    July 8, 2011

    I am so choked that I’m missing this. Everyone, get out there and whoop the Wellwoods!

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    • Harrison Mooney
      July 8, 2011

      We love you, Daniel. Happy camping.

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      • TheWellwoods
        July 8, 2011

        We, the Wellwoods, do not love Daniel. Camping Schmamping.

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        • Harrison Mooney
          July 9, 2011

          Oh ho! This just became a grudge match.

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        • Daniel Wagner
          July 9, 2011

          Oh man, when I finally meet you, the gloves are coming off immediately.

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          • Harrison Mooney
            July 10, 2011

            Daniel’s gonna headbutt you off the first faceoff like Thornton on Kesler.

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  4. TheFalconer
    July 8, 2011

    I’m in!

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    • Harrison Mooney
      July 8, 2011

      Nice. The Falconer rules.

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  5. Irene Tanga
    July 8, 2011

    Why do I live in Ottawa…………..

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    • Brosef Stalin
      July 8, 2011

      Why do I live in Langley… :P

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