JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, THE UNSTOPPABLE JOHNNIE GOLD

By Lee Samuels and Mary Cate Zurfluh

Writing is underway for our annual Christmas story. This one features a Las Vegas team which has to deal with an unstoppable goal scoring force in Johnnie Gold. His stick is pure gold, he wears blue-tinted gold rimmed sunglasses when he plays, he thinks he’s the best there is. And he’s from LA. The setting is a snowy Christmas week in the annual tournament in Vancouver. It will be a must read story which will feature many of our hometown hockey folks who will be at this gold medal game.

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS – THE UNSTOPPABLE JOHNNIE GOLD

Hometown characters will include

Coach Rob

GM Pete Trimboli

Super Scout Tommy Ricketts

Team Dad – Gramps – grandfather of Anthony Greener, UNLV head coach

Johnnie Gold artist – Gunnar Roksvold, age 11, is our artist

Cheerleader captain – Emily Charlotte

Vegashockey writer at the game – Miss Leah, her first time writing about the biggest game of all.


This story is dedicated to the late Dave Francis, the kind, caring gatekeeper at the SoBe Ice Arena Pro Shop. Dave’s son is Chris Francis, the great Las Vegas goal goal scorer. And a dedication goes to our dear hockey son, Eddie Samuels who gave it all he had in every game he played.

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