THE UNSTOPPABLE JOHNNIE GOLD

– DRAWN BY HOCKEY ARTIST GUNNAR ROKSVOLD, AGE 11, LAS VEGAS 

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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

Coach Rob

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.

Lee Samuels is the author of these holiday stories on Vegashockey.net

THE KID WHO NEVER SCORED A GOAL

https://vegashockey.net//?s=the+kid+who+never+scored+a+goal&search=Go

THE COACH WHO BELIEVED IN SANTA

https://vegashockey.net//?s=the+Coach+who+believed+in+Santa&search=Go

Lee and daughter Mary Cate Zurfluh are the authors of…

MIRACLE AT THE SOBE ICE ARENA FEATURING THE THOMPSON TWINS

https://vegashockey.net//?s=miracle+at+the+arena&search=Go

Mary Cate Zurfluh is the author of children’s books including…

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