A lot of you have been asking how I was able to put the HBHL Trophy in the pictures you see online, and it should be known that Howard “the Slot Boss” Brezner is 100% responsible. Any of the pictures you’ve seen posted that have the Cup photoshopped, are a creation done by our BrezDogg. Excellent work Brez.
But that’s not all you need to know about our picture creator. Did you realize that The BrezDogg has the same initials as our beloved mascot? Howard Brezner – Honey Badger. How bout them apples.
It doesn’t end there.
And I suggest you sit down for this one. About 4 years ago, I was in the warm room that overlooks Harrison Rink at PA. I was talking to Howard and he starts to tell me he plays hockey in a mens league for novices. I forget the name of the bush league, something like “Shitty Skates”, or “Smelly Blades”, or “Great concept but run by a Dink, League”. ANYWAY, I tell Howard that I’ve always wanted to play, and he convinces me to try it. I played a couple games, fell in love with it, and the rest is history.
The point is, (for those of you who are extremely slow, and that number is usually pretty high on Friday mornings) If Howard Brezner never started playing hockey, we never would have had that conversation. If that conversation doesn’t take place, I’m 99% sure I wouldn’t be playing hockey. If I’m not playing hockey, the HBHL never would have been established. No Joke.
So next time Howard is letting you know who’s boss when you’re in front of the net (you know, a friendly tap on the back of the legs with his stick, or a gentle push on your shoulders from behind) give him a hug. Not the type of hug Previte almost gave him. A real hug. Or at least a solid Thanks.
Giving credit where Credit is Due. That’s the Honey Badger way.
Stay Thirsty, my fellow Badgers.