Just recovering from a kickass broomball party last night. Lots of good friends and new friends showed up, and we drank my keg ‘o homebrew and a pony of India Pelican Ale, a very tasty IPA, with plenty of hops and flavor. I received many nice bottles of beer, so look forward to some reviews in the days to come…I have to reclaim some space in the fridge (I’ve had worse problems tho!). The party started early, at 7pm so that we could get a good buzz on before hitting the ice—mostly with knees and elbows. Unlike previous years, they did not allow us to put the keg out on to the ice, bummer. We’ll need to come up with a workaround on that one. At 10 we started the fierce broomball action. Everyone looked to have a great time amidst the chaos. Bristles vs. Synthetics was how we divided the teams up. It was a fairly even match, the Synthetics having a strong gang up at the forward making some beautiful plays, but the Bristles turned it up with great team play and pressure, and (adding one more lie to the ole interweb) I’m sure the Bristles came out on top.
I had one goal. It was a cheap one…the Synthetics defender was on the goal line and had stopped the ball with his feet, it was trapped between them, with him facing towards their goal, me directly at his back. I gave him a gentle shove, he landed on the goalie, and I wailed the ball into the net. With my foot even. GOAL!!!
After the broomball, we got to watch the Zamboni and finish our beers (they sold us some), before heading back to my place to finish the keg and work on the other beers. Sometime after 3 I made some man and cheese, Dave and I ate it, then I fell asleep in the comfy chair and Dave crashed on the couch. Luckily work paged me at 4am to tell me everything was OK, so I was able to wake up and move to my bed.
We neglected to take a camera along, so no pics unless someone else took one. Oh, well, I’m sure that the memories will last a lifetime. Like a Puppy Chow commercial, but more ice and hurting. cheers! And thanks everyone for making it a fun as heck party, and maybe sometime I can drag some family up here to check it out.