So, I recently had the amazing opportunity to try out for the L.A. Kings EBUG(Emergency Back-Up Goalie). Due to more new N.H.L. rules this season, every team is required to have an EBUG on hand for all home games. In the event both goalies go down for a team, the EBUG has to come in and play. The EBUG is available for both teams. For every goalie who never did anything, this is the ultimate dream. I was lucky enough to get the call to tryout and here is how things went.
So, last night I got an email from Luc Robitaille, letting me know that I was invited to attend the tryouts for the L.A. Kings Official Number 1 Emergency Back-Up Goaltender. I am still kind of in shock, which isn't cool because tryouts are tomorrow. I have been dreaming of this for over 20 years, never knowing if the Kings would have open tryouts for such an amazing position. Other organizations have done it but I never held much delusion that they would. I got into hockey late, so I never really had the chance to dream of playing in the N.H.L.
Now, 29 other goalies of no renown and I will face off for the chance to dream just a little bit more. This kind of goes to one of the core ideas of Wolf and Crown Hockey Co., that no matter how old you get, or how slow you get, you always want to try and be a better hockey player.
It's gonna be a blast. I already got a DM from trav4oilers, who is flying in from Canada to try out. Who knows who else is going to be there.
Thanks to everyone who has wished me luck so far, I'm gonna need it.
Wolf and Crown
Breakaway style inspired by hockey character.