STP's BLOG 04/21/14 "Northwest Hockey Challenge / Spokane!"
by STP,posted Apr 21 2014 7:44AM
Over the weekend I was in Spokane for the annual hockey tournament my hockey team, the Tacoma Donkeys, go to – the Northwest Classic! It’s easily the best weekend of the year, 32 teams all show up to Spokane to play hockey, hang out, and have a great time. It’s questionable if we really accomplished the first goal (play hockey), as we got our donkey asses handed to us, but we definitely succeeded in the other two goals (hang out & have a great time).
Before we left for Spokane on Friday, Thee Ted Smith came over my house to spend the night, as he is our coach for the weekend. On Thursday night we hit up Trappers in Puyallup, where he got to try their sushi for the first time, and he loved it!
Friday morning, we woke up…packed up my Jeep with the essentials, and headed to the rink to meet up with the guys…
When we get there, I see our Party Bus…yes we took it to the next level, we graduated from a limo to a party bus, and holy smokes what a great upgrade! The party bus was amazing…I’ve never been in one until this weekend.
Big props to Kotton, and Levi from Lyon Pride Music for the great experience on the party bus. If you are ever looking for a party bus, you should hit these guys up…I know they have a lot of bands use it, but now they can add hockey team to their list of clients. We would use these guys again in a heartbeat…Kotton was like our "Den Brotha", he kept us all together throughout the weekend, and when you have 13 drunk fellas walking all around, that is a HUGE feat!
Before we got on the bus we had to take inventory on our beverages.
Here are a couple pix of us hanging on the bus…
The trip to Spokane was a blast…once we got there, we had to play hockey. Man did we get smoked…our first game we lost 16-3, the next game we fared a little better…losing “only” 12-4 (I think), and in our final game…we almost picked up a “W”, losing 4-3!
Here is Thee Ted Smith giving us an inspirational speech while wearing a cup…for protection of course:
Here are some other fun photos in the locker room…
Eventually we ended up partying in the hotels…so what happens when you order pizza, drink Coors Light, and have light up glasses and bouncy ball on you? This…
On Sunday we got back on the party bus and made the trek back home…this picture sums it all up best as we were all passed out for most of the ride.