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Props to local fella TJ Oshie, as he is the talk of the Olympics world thanks to his shootout performance in the USA vs Russia hockey game. Even though it was “just” a preliminary game, damn it was a fun one! It was tied 2-2 after OT, so it went to a shoot out, and the man from Mount Vernon was the hero of the game…scoring 4 times in the shoot out to lead the US to a win. It was beyond intense, and I loved what Oshie, who is now being called TJ Sochi (get it…Sochi? Wakka Wakka!), had to say when he was called a “hero”:
"The American heroes are wearing camo. That's not me."
Oshie plays for the St. Louis Blues, and is a star player in the NHL…someone put together a great montage of his shoot out goals…at the end it includes the ones from the Olympics…
Speaking of hockey...be sure to join BJ, Toppy, and me at the T-Birds Hockey Challenge this Saturday. The T-Birds play at 6:06 at the Showare on Saturday night, and after the game they are having their annual local celeb and T-Bird alum all-star game to benefir the Ronald McDonald House. BJ and Toppy are coaches, and I will be playing between the pipes watching former T-Birds rocket goals past me! Guys like Jamie Huscroft Bendan Witt, Blake Knox, Danny Lorenz, Brent Duncan, Regan Mueller, and more! I love the banner that they made for this game...check it out: