December 17, 2002

The 42 year-old equipment manager for the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets had eaten two hot dogs and drank four Mountain Dews during the first two periods, but that didn't stop him from playing the last half of the third period in goal. He stopped 3 out of 4 shots in an overtime shootout to win the game. Rock on, old man. Rock on.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 01:07 PM - 4 comments

Nice story, but don't you think the IHL needs to think about putting Mountain Dew on their banned substance list?

posted by 86 at 01:49 PM on December 17, 2002

Always nice to see the old guys hand it to the young whippersnappers. If it had just had the word "fat" before 42 year old I'd be even happier.:) A fat forty year old putting in an MVP performance would make my day:)

posted by Drood at 02:13 PM on December 17, 2002

Two things come to mind: Rudy and the Silver Fox. I also have to ask...Pokey Reddick is still playing hockey? It's been YEARS since I've heard that name in the NHL.

posted by grum@work at 03:39 PM on December 17, 2002

Grum, I didn't know about that Silver Fox story. Pretty amazing stuff, and definitely something I'll try to remember. Thanks. And last I knew, Pokey Reddick went to play in Germany after his last year with the Komets. It's sad, too, because Pokey Reddick was to Hockey as Dick Trickle is to Nascar.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:44 PM on December 18, 2002

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