Monday, November 16, 2009
Four score and seven years ago....(minus 83) the Boston Bruins brought in a new coach, Uncle Dave Lewis. One year post lockout, the B's brought in all sorts of new blood on the ice as well including Chara and Savard. But Uncle Dave needed something familiar, something comforting. Little did Lewis know, he brought along my arch enemy for the next 82 games. Now with the arrival and crappy play of Derek Morris, I am ready to give up the grudge I've held for 3 years, all over 78 regular season games in a last place year.
Mark Mowers, born in Decatur, GA and raised in White Plains, NY. Already with this combination, the first thing that comes to mind is not NHLer. Well Mark attended the University of New Hampshire where he had 85 goals, 112 assists for 197 points in his 4 years stay. Mowers was also the Wildcats Captain his senior season, which ended by a loss to Michigan in the Frozen Four semifinals. Mowers earned many team awards such as MVP, Most Exciting Player, and Best Defensive Forward during his tenure at UNH. Surprisingly Mowers was also an All-Amercian in 1998. All of this to go along with Hockey East Rookie of the Year 1995, All Hockey East 1996 and 1997, and other New England Hockey awards. Turns out Mowers was pretty decent college hockey talent. Too bad for me that someone decided he could play at the NHL level. Mowers now skates for HC Fribourg-Gotteron in Switzerland with 0-12-12 totals in 15 games this year. And lastly Mowers married a UNH gymnast, Jana Reardon.
Way to go Mark, I forgive you.
Let's Go The Bruins.
P.S.- Tell me he's not Beaver Cleaver's long lost twin.