There are a couple times a year that have the distinction of being called the most wonderful time of the year. For Christmas fans, it is in late December. For football fans, it is the first Sunday in February. However, for male hair enthusiasts that play hockey, it is either in November or during the playoffs.
With that said, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced its Gongshow Flow of the Month winners for November 2013.
The winner this month in the player category is Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees forward Tyler Bruneteau.
The fan winner is Eric Trevino, who is a fan of the Kenai River Brown Bears.
Honorable mentions went to Mike Coyne from the Wenatchee Wild, Evan Moyse, who is a fan that plays in the NAPHL for Cleveland and to the entire Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees team for their flows grown in cooperation with the NAHL’s Movember campaign.
Bruneteau is in his third full season playing in the NAHL and first with the Killer Bees. The native of Omaha, Nebraska is having a career year thus far as he is 3rd on the team in scoring with 16 points in 27 games played to date. Last season, Bruneteau played for the Wenatchee Wild and during the 2011-12 season, he spent with the Wichita Falls Wildcats. Bruneteau is a veteran of 106 career NAHL regular season games to date.
Bruneteau’s hair quest began long, long ago. A quick look at his mugshot on Pointstreak shows him with well-established, strawberry blonde curls that went well past his shoulders. In November, Bruneteau decided to go with the Movember trucker mustache in combination with his long hair.
Then, after the month was over, Bruneteau took the next step on had all of his hair cut off to support the ‘Locks of Love’ charity. With over two years of growth it was a sacrifice that Bruneteau was willing to make. The before and after pictures are remarkable and a true testament to a player growing his flow the right way and then taking the next step to donate it to a worthwhile cause.
Combine that with the fact that he grew a mustache during the month of November to support the Movember campaign the NAHL had put on, and it makes Bruneteau and worthy winner.
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 December, submit your best #FlowoftheMonth pictures by December 31st to @NAHLHockey and @GONGSHOWGEAR. Two winners will be selected on January 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.