The North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced its Gongshow Flow of the Month winner for April 2013. This month’s award goes to NAHL player Michael Hoy, a defenseman for the Texas Tornado
Hoy, 20, just finished his final season of junior hockey playing for the Tornado. He spent the last two years with Texas, playing in 101 career regular season games and 14 career playoff games.
During the 2012-13 season, he set personal bests for goals, assists and points and was second on the Tornado roster in scoring for defensemen with 29 points (7 goals, 22 assists).
During the 2013 Robertson Cup Playoffs, Hoy took his game to the next level thanks in part to his awesome playoff flow. All hockey players know that when the playoffs come around, the razor, the clippers and the scissors are put away and hair is allowed to run wild on all parts of the head.
Thus is the case with Hoy. His playoff flow built up throughout the month of April has several impressive qualities to it. First, is just the sheer amount of hair that he has going. He has nice length in back down to the shoulders like so many hockey players have, but what sets Hoy apart is the amount of flow on top. His hair in its brown glory rises a good three inches above his head. It is then pushed back with a brush to give a nice even look that also parts to the left. He is definitely in the prime of his hair growing days and it really defines that classic hockey look.
Hoy took his game a step further with the development and full growth of a playoff beard complete with mustache. Hoy’s beard really fills out his face nicely, particularly under his neck, where it resembles the black forest. There are no bare patches in this face fur as Hoy’s beard fills out the majority of his face, giving him that classic ‘Mountain Man’ look. Although it will be sad to see it go, it is a testament to playoff beards everywhere across the NAHL.
So that’s it… eight months of flow, waves, mullets, curls, highlights, beards, mustaches, fades and everything else in between. We have seen some great flow this season and have seen some players come into the league as fresh-faced and clean cut boys and leave grizzled and fury veterans. We look forward to seeing all the final flows on the four teams the qualify for the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament in Frisco, Texas from May 10-13.
The NAHL would like to thank Gongshow for their continued support and sponsorship of this award. We look forward to continuing the Flow of the Month promotion in the 2013-14 season. You can follow the NAHL and Gongshow on Twitter at @NAHLHockey and @GongshowGear.
Gongshow is the exclusive sponsor of the Flow of the Month promotion exclusively on the NAHL and Gongshow Twitter sites. 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.
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.