For his Oct. 7 birthday, the President of the Russian Federation strapped on his skates and took to the ice like a tyrannical zamboni. Vladamir Putin played against NHL stars in Socci and scored a whopping seven goals, leading his team to a 15-10 victory.
The event kicked off the fifth season of Russia's Night Hockey League, and saw Putin playing alongside international hockey legends like Pavel Bure and Vladimir Lutchenko. His team took home victory, beating their opponents 15 to 10.
The opposing team included Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as well as Putin's close friends — tycoons Gennady Timchenko and Arkady Rotenberg. Both were slapped with Western sanctions last year for their ties to Putin in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea.
But Putin was undoubtedly the star of the show, and event went home with a trophy for his team's win at the end and a medal for his contribution to hockey in Russia.
There's no reason at all to question Putin's ability to score seven goals playing against hockey legends.
Ray Kaunisto of the Kalamazoo Wings had some fun in a recent post-game interview, slipping in a little reference to the 2001 comedy "Super Troopers."
He managed to get about 7 "meows" in his answers before the interview ended.
Maybe he's just excited for the sequel to come out, which Steve Lemme says will be partially funded with the help of Kickstarter with filming to begin sometime in 2015.
The mostly Canadian crowd came to the rescue of singer Michelle Madeira, who was struggling with "The Star Spangled Banner" Tuesday night when her microphone started cutting out.
She was performing both the U.S. and Canadian anthems prior to the Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Unfortunately, for Canada, the Maple Leafs lost 9-2.
In a Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) matchup, Gaby Roch of Jonquière Marquis (white) and Joël Thériault of Thetford Mines Isothermic (black) get into it and start throwing blows. After about a minute of pulverizing each other, the refs step in an separate the two, but not before Roch and Thériault show the rest of the world why Canada gets made fun of so much.
In carrying on the North American tradition of Teddy Bear Toss in December, the fans of the Canadian major junior ice hockey team Calgary Hitmen threw more than 21,000 teddy bears onto the ice during their home game against Kootenay Ice yesterday.
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