The holidays are a special time. Players get into the holiday spirit with their teammates, usually with some fun community events. They also get a few days off to share in the spirit with the families. However, it is also about hallway through the season and by now, their flow is at full force. It is also cold out, so there is no way better than to cap off 2014 with some holiday flow that makes Christmas a little merrier and the New Year a little happier.
With that said, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced its Gongshow Flow of the Month winner for December 2014.
The winner this month is forward Connor Wood from the Rio Grand Valley Killer Bees.
Wood, an 18-year-old forward from Buford, Georgia, is in his first season in the NAHL and first season overall playing junior hockey. Prior to this season, Wood played for the TPH Thunder Tier I Midget program at both the 18U and 16U levels.
Wood (5’8/175) has played in 32 NAHL games to date for both the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees and the Amarillo Bulls this season. He played his first 10 games of the year with Amarillo and then on October 24th was traded to Rio Grande Valley. In those 32 games, Wood has three assists and 128 penalty minutes. He is also committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the WCHA.
Those 128 penalty minutes currently makes Wood the leader in the category in the NAHL this season. Maybe it is his feistiness and aggressiveness, maybe it is his attitude, but it also maybe a case of some serious flow envy by his competitors.
Wood’s flow is straight out of pro wrestling and its golden curls and length are glorious. His helmet doesn’t stand a chance of containment (as witnessed by the second picture), but maybe that is by design. No one, and we mean no one, can miss that blonde flow going up and down the ice, which definitely makes Wood and target of his competitors.
We can only imagine the type of maintenance it takes to keep blonde locks going and it is sure to make him a lockerroom and fan favorite. In fact, if Wood were to take the helmet and skates off and stepped into the ‘squared circle’ (also known as the wrestling ring) he would be a dead ringer for the likes of Ric Flair, Edge, Dolph Zigler or Mr. Perfect.
It is a great look worthy of being the Flow of the Month and for his efforts Wood will be receiving a Gongshow Gear hat! It should look great with the blonde flow pouring out of it.
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.