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Jan Bednar makes the goalie squad for the Czech World Juniors team— Griffins Nest (@GrGriffinsNest) December 11, 2020
Drafted 107th overall (4th round) in 2020 #LGRW #RedWings https://t.co/tlXdvgUoY0
Around the NHL
Remember Pro Beach Hockey? Inside stories of its ramps, two-point goals and sandy inline skates - EPSN
Don’t remember the gimmick-laden roller league? It had it all. Two large ramps behind each goal. A two-point arc for goals scored from distance. Live bands playing during play. Big personalities skating up and down the court. The Laker Girls performing on the sidelines. Beach bums lining the bleachers. It was a made-for-TV spectacle, with real hockey players playing for real money live on ESPN and ESPN2. And it was the perfect time capsule of the late 1990s.
Oh man this was fun. The article is a great telling of the story but lacks video, so here