It is often said that Christmas time is the ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ With that said, NAHL players and their flow in December was like the jelly of the month club… the gift that kept on giving the whole year. The growth and style of hair on some of the guys was truly a present that everyone could enjoy.
So without further delay, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced its Gongshow Flow of the Month winners for December 2013, and because the NAHL and Gongshow was in the giving mood, there are multiple winners this month. The winners in the player category are Johnstown Tomahawks forward Jordan Watt and Kenai River Brown Bears forward Matt Rudin.
The Runner-Up went to Chase Matson from the Soo Eagles.
This isn’t Watt’s first rodeo in the NAHL. In fact, he is in his third season in the league and understands the role of a good veteran player. The 20-year-old from Orange, California has 17 points in 34 games this season for the 2nd place Tomahawks. Last season, Watt was a 20-goal scorer for Johnstown and had 37 points. During his rookie campaign in 2011-12, he played for the Alaska Avalanche and had 22 points in 45 games. For his NAHL career, Watt has played in 135 career NAHL regular season contests and put up 76 points.
Watt’s hair is what those in the hockey world call the classic ‘flip.’ He gets style points for wearing the hat and showing us exactly how it is done. Combine that with the fact that he is rockin’ a Gongshow Gear hat and it made it hard to say no. In addition, Watt is from California where a good hairstyle is practically an art form. Not only does he have to be on his game during the season while in Johnstown, but he has to make sure the flow is up to par when he goes home during the summer.
As for the other winner, Kenai River Brown Bears forward Matt Rudin, he must have got the message early on that some sick flow is one of the essentials of being an NAHL legend. The 18-year-old from Twinsburg, Ohio, is having a great rookie campaign thus far. Rudin has very similar stats to the other winner Jordan Watt. In 33 games this season, Rudin has 18 points. The 18 points is second amongst all the rookies on the Brown Bears roster.
Clearly the secret behind the success is Rudin’s red locks. It is simply amazing and one of the best flows we have seen this season. Following a hard-fought game or practice, most NAHL players hit the showers, hastily dry their hair with a rub of the towel, put a lid on and go about their way to the mall or restaurant. Not Rudin… his post-game routine includes hitting the shower armed with the latest in shampoo and conditioner technology. Then after a thorough rinse, the blow-dryer and brush come out to ensure that Rudin’s finished product is glowing, feathered, full of body and ready to take on the day. The icing on the cake is the fact that Rudin’s hair has a nice strawberry glow to it, making it an all-around terrific and award-winning flow.
Fans and players alike are encouraged to submit photos of their best ‘hockey hair’ or ‘flow’ via Twitter by the end of every month during the regular season.
To enter the contest for the month of January, submit your best #FlowoftheMonth pictures by January 31st to @NAHLHockey and @GONGSHOWGEAR. Two winners will be selected on February 1st. Winners will receive a Gongshow Gear hat.
Gongshow Gear Inc. (Gongshow) is the Official Lifestyle Hockey Apparel of the NAHL. Gongshow is also the sponsor of the NAHL TV platform on the NAHL website at NAHL.com. Gongshow is recognized as the hockey good industry's premier manufacturer of innovative, high quality, fashionable and trend setting clothing apparel for hockey athletes of all ages and abilities.