THE UNSTOPPABLE JOHNNIE GOLD
– DRAWN BY HOCKEY ARTIST GUNNAR ROKSVOLD, AGE 11, LAS VEGAS
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. Johnnie doesn’t skate alone on the ice. When he skates toward the net he is led by his two enforcers Kronk and Fields.
The setting is a snowy Christmas week in the annual holiday 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 in this story will include
GM Pete Trimboli
Super Scout Tommy Ricketts
Athletic Trainer Kendall Galor
Team Dad – Gramps – grandfather of Anthony Greener, UNLV head coach
Referees – Wally Lacroix, Adam Hendren
Peppers the Zamboni driver
Las Vegas goalie – Ryan Zurfluh
Johnnie Gold artist – Gunnar Roksvold, age 11, is our artist
Cheerleader captain – Emily Charlotte Pallin
Vegashockey.net writer at the game – Miss Leah Zurfluh, her first time writing a hockey story 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. He will never be forgotten. Dave’s son is Chris Francis, the great Las Vegas 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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