Street Hockey Report for Tuesday 13th October 2015

READ TO BOTTOM - THIS REPORT IS LOADED WITH GOOD INFO

1. FRIDAY OCTOBER 2: We had a good night of hockey and unlike most other days and nights of TSHA hockey since 1996, this one was was captured forever on video and is available on youtube. Well 3 minutes of it anyway (professionally filmed and edited). We had 11 players and our intrepid netminder Masa come down on Friday and played 4 on 4 no subs all night until first timer Shaun turned up at 21:30 after having explored much of the surrounding neighborhood. For the record I fell asleep on the train and explored a few new stations myself. Risa and Miku rounded out the lineups. I believe the Shooter Tutor went undefeated but don't let that take away from Masa's performance. He had another great night. The games were fun and close and featured the return of Rangers fan Chris Colucci. Don't believe me? Watch him blow past Ted Hunter in the video on his way to depositing the puck behind the goalie. A fun night for all followed by beers sitting outside the conbini at Kita Toda station drinking beers, high school style. Dave G., Chris and I closed out the night at an izakaya in Ebisu and to the best of our knowledge Jay made it back to base before curfew.

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2. ALMOST FAMOUS- I've mentioned the video. Our new friend John Himpe came all the way from Canada to film unexpected and strange things about Japan. It seems a motley crew of Canadians and Americans playing ball hockey somewhere in the countryside surrounding Tokyo was just what he had been looking for. Check out the video at GoneJohn.com or click on the link below. With apologies to semi-retired co-founder Paul Robertson and recently self-exiled former leader Chad Goble, I think Dave Gutteridge and I did a good job. I mean I am an American (strike 1) and Dave did imply that there is no good hockey at any level in Vancouver (I'm ok with that)but aside from that, it's a good look at what we do on Friday's and why. Thanks John!!!

Video can be found at http://gonejohn.com/2015/10/06/hockey-night-in-tokyo/

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3. GAME ON for Friday, October 16, 8-10pm at Musashi-Urawa.

- Address: Saitama-ken, Toda-shi, Bijyogi 1-chome-8 (埼玉県戸田市美女木1丁目8)

- Map: http://g.co/maps/9q8fv

- Getting there: Meet at Musashi-Urawa station, West Exit at 7:30-7:40 and split taxis. If you find yourself alone, follow the signs to the taxi queue and tell the taxi driver "Bijyogi i-chome no 7-11" or show him the address above. Beware there is also a 7-11 in Bijyogi ni-chome!!!!

Or you can walk to the rink from Musashi-Urawa or Kita-Toda station in about 15 minutes.

- Games: We aim for 4-5 games, usually first to 5 goals wins

- Jerseys: Please bring both a white and a dark shirt to play in.

- Cost: 2500 yen per player. Goalies and gals are 500yen.

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4. Sign up for Friday, October 30th 8-10pm at Musashi-Urawa.

- Deadline for signup: Wednesday, October 21st by 8pm

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5. The Future of the TSHA: I'll have a schedule for the next six months and the date of the Yamato Cup tournament in the next update. Near term we will be playing on October 30 and November 6.

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6. PARTY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13: The Tokyo Canadians are celebrating their 20th year anniversary in style at Club Rex in Roppongi. Canadians' events attract 200 interesting people from all walks of life in Tokyo. It's a great chance to meet new people, talk hockey, and get out on a Friday night.

The venue has a limited capacity, so buy your ticket from Chris Colucci soon. E-mail: chris@tokyofit.com

WHAT: Tokyo Canadians 20th Anniversary Party

DATE: Friday, November 13th

TIME: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

WHERE: Club Rex in Roppongi (3-14-11 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032)

COST: 4,000 yen for 2.5 hours of all-you-can-drink

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7. NOVEMBER 1ST COMEDIAN GRAHAM ELWOOD LIVE AT GOOD HEAVENS BRITISH BAR TOKYO

Our friends at Good Heavens in Shimkitazawa are trying something new. American comedian Graham Elwood will be performing live November 1st @ 7pm. JPY 2000 ticket cost includes your first drink. Tickets are available directly from the bar in advance or at the door. Join Ted and I for this event- wear a hockey jersey and either Ted or I will buy you a drink. There is also a showing of of Elwood's new podcast documentary 'Ear Buds' at 3 o'clock the same day. More details can be found at this link. https://www.facebook.com/events/781838595272549/

Hope to see you there

That is all for this week. Remember it's not about the hockey (and that's ok)

Regards,

Rich

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