It is time once again for that time-honored tradition that is the Gongshow NAHL Flow of the Month. The 2013-14 is underway and players have now had a couple of months to start and grow their hockey flow. By now, a chill is in the air and their flow should be starting to really form into something that will be on showcase the remainder of the season.
With that in mind, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced its Gongshow Flow of the Month winners for October 2013.
The winner this month in the player category is Soo Eagles goaltender Paige Skoog.
The fan winners are Alec Zawatsky and Rhett Bryant, who are both aspiring NAHL players.
Skoog, 19, is in his second year in the NAHL and first full season with the Eagles. Last season, Skoog began the year with Aberdeen and was later traded to the Soo. This season, the native of Wyoming, Minnesota has put up his best career numbers to date with a 2.44 goals against average and a 92.3% save percentage.
However, Skoog’s excellence extends beyond the goal. It goes right into the Twitter universe where his Flow of the Month submission got 50 favorites and 50 retweets. Obviously, the hockey fans out there have spoken, so the NAHL and Gongshow had to listen.
Skoog starts his tangled greatness with a simple style up top, which requires the simple combination of some styling glue/gel and his fingers, which allows the hair on top to be slicked back. He is also sure to make sure the sides don’t receive too much attention with the glue/gel because it needs some feathered body in order to pull it off. One of the main reasons the hair has to be this way is so the goalie mask fits comfortably over the head.
But then comes the prized ending to Skoog’s manly mane, and that is the back. Clearly there is a party back there and everyone was invited. Picture a broom and the way it bows out at the bottom in order to sweep up any mess… that is exactly what Skoog’s hair does in the back. It feathers out and provides a nest of goodness at the end of it that is unrivaled.
As for our two fans… these two beauties (Alex and Rhett) were captured at the NAPHL Showcase in San Jose in October where they were playing on the Pursuit of Excellence 14U team as a part of the Bantam Tournament Series. The names Alec and Rhett are classics, but it doesn’t stop there with this duo. With the blonde and brown flow there to compliment one another, it is clear these two are on the pathway to success on the ice, as well as, in the realm of flowdom.
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 November, submit your best #FlowoftheMonth pictures by November 30th to @NAHLHockey and @GONGSHOWGEAR. Two winners will be selected on December 1st. Winners will receive a Gongshow Gear hat.
During the month of November, Gongshow and the NAHL will team up for their ‘Movember’ campaign, as NAHL coaches, staff and players will support Men’s health and cancer awareness by growing moustahces. Gongshow will be providing the prize pack to the team that raises the most funds. Extra consideration will be given to those who submit flow and mo!
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