The Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. It feels great to say that. And while I have much to discuss about the Blackhawks, first I need to tend to some unfinished business: the winners of the first annual Puck Junk Stanley Cup Contest. First Place – Brian
Brian runs the baseball card blog Play at the Plate. Ironic that a baseball card guy would win a hockey card contest. He was the first to enter, selecting Patrick Kane almost immediately after the contest went live. And as we all know, Kane did score the winner in Game 6. Brian has selected the 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee Leaders Setas the prize he wanted.
Second Place – Aubrey
Aubrey has a hockey blog called Buckeyes are Deadly Nuts. One of the very last people to enter the contest, she selected ‘Hawks d-man Brian Campbell. Since “Soupy” assisted on “Kaner’s” goal, she won second place, and has picked the 1969-70 Topps Tim Horton card as her prize.
Third Place – ???
Since there was only one assist on the goal, for Third Place I had to pick someone at random, using the website Random.org.
I entered the names of all the non-winning contestants–regardless of whether they picked a Blackhawks or Flyers player.
Then I clicked RANDOMIZE 47 times–since there were 47 goals scored in the Finals.Whatever name appeared at the top was the winner.
And the winner is… B. Wags, a.k.a. Brandon
Brandon has a hockey card blog called Cardboard Hockey, ETC. He has won this Champ’s Jersey card of Hall of Fame winger and 6-time Cup winner Glenn Anderson.
What makes this so funny to me is that Brandon jokingly picked Blackhawks backup goalie Christobal Huet. There was NO WAY Huet was going to get an assist–never mind a goal–while sitting on the bench.
Congratulations to Brian, Aubrey and Brandon. And thanks to everyone else who played my silly little game.
This summer, I will throw another contest and a giveaway.