Let's set the scene...
Imagine if Gordon Bombay hadn't been sentenced to community service.
... If Happy Gilmore were actually good at hockey
... If Mitchell Goosen never came to Cincinnati.
Hold up, I don't even want to imagine any of those scenarios, because that'd mean some of the greatest sports movies from the '90s would not exist. That'd mean the Friday nights I spent pulling treasures like The Mighty Ducks, Happy Gilmore, and Airborne from Blockbuster's shelves would have to be erased. The horror.
Now that the scene is set. Now that you are imagining overly baggy jeans, picking up the trash (Mighty Ducks D3 reference), and a bunch of dudes on skates (or rollerblades), we can get to what this story is actually about. And that'd be a newly-formed street hockey league in Covington that could easily be a throwback to one of the '90s-era movies from above.
The Covington Street Hockey League (CSHL) is a grassroots organization created by NKY residents who have a passion for hockey and improving their community. Regarding improvements, the league aims to raise funds to renovate Kenny Shields Park in Covington. Games are played on Thursday evenings at 5 PM at Evans Park in Cincinnati and on Saturday mornings at 10 AM Kenny Shields Park.
Following the games, the boys head to Gypsy's in Mainstrasse for "post-game press conferences" that are every bit as hilarious (and awesome) as the Joe Dirt mullets they're sporting.
Scroll back to the top to peruse the photo gallery of CSHL in action.
Ps: R.I.P. Blockbuster.