One month to go in the regular season and players all across the NAHL are busy getting those final points in before the start of the playoffs in April. March and April are really the ‘Superbowl’ of the flow growing process. Young men in lockerrooms everywhere are decided exactly what type of flow they are going to go with and how to take it to the next level in order to be as good looking and successful as possible on the ice when the thoughts of a Robertson Cup Championship start to creep into the brain.
Since February was the perfect flow growing month for this type of thing, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced its Gongshow Flow of the Month winners for February 2014, and because the NAHL and Gongshow was in the giving mood, there are multiple winners this month. The winners are Brookings Blizzard forward Conor Andrle and Minot Minotauros defenseman Scott Dornbrock. Oh and by the way, both just happened to play in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament a few weeks ago.
If there ever has been a no-brainer for winner for Flow of the Month this season, that title now belongs to forward Conor Andrle of the Brookings Blizzard. The 20-year-old from St. Louis Park, Minnesota chimes in with the best salad we have seen all season. Andrle has taken a step back into the early 90’s and used several influences for his flow. Instead of the traditional mullet, Andrle went out on a limb and grew the rarely seen ‘fro.’ It is a combination of Seinfield’s Kramer and Saved by the Bell’s Screech. It forms just a pure bird’s nest of hair that is a unique find. One may also wonder how a helmet fits over all that flow, but somehow Andrle manages to do it.
There must be something magical in Andrle’s flow because he is 2nd on the Blizzard in scoring this season with 31 points in 47 games played. He also played on the Central Division team that went undefeated at the NAHL Top Prosects Tournament, as he added two assists at the event. In 81 career NAHL games, Andrle has 48 career points, but he is easily the front runner for Flow of the Year.
Dornbrock, who committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Miami University, may win the award with most flow grown since the start of the season. The 20-year-old native of Harper Woods, Michigan started out the year with a nice, clean cut, military-style flow, but it has turned into a traditional hockey salad, complete with long and blonde flowing hair that protrudes from the maroon Minotauros helmet. The patented ‘wings’ that emanate from the sides are an especially nice touch and was too good not to honor this past month.
On the ice, Dornbrock is one of the top defenseman in the NAHL. Besides his commitment to Miami University for next season, Dornbrock also appeared in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament as a part of the undefeated Team Central. In 51 games with the Minotauros this season, Dornbrock has a career-high 19 points.
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 March, submit your best #FlowoftheMonth pictures by March 31st to @NAHLHockey and @GONGSHOWGEAR. Two winners will be selected on April 1st. Winners will receive a Gongshow Gear hat.
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