Photo: North Dakota fans seek new winter hobbies
While North Dakota hockey (20-14-3) is still outstanding this season, they do not seem as invincible as in the recent past. As a result, some Fighting Hawks fans are seeking new activities to fill their time. While the Hawks are still the hottest thing in this hockey mad state, a dip in on-ice dominance has folks looking for other activities to occupy their time.
Dean Troxler has always hunted for white tail dear during the winter months but he has decided to level the playing field by hunting in his wife’s old wedding dress. “It is tougher to sight the deer with the tight sleeves. To make it sporting, I wear my wife’s 5 inch pumps – it really limits my hunting range.”said Troxler. “I can wear headphones under my veil and put the radio in my garter to listen to games.”
Dog flipping has become the local rage – until Grand Forks SPCA stepped in to protect the canines. The Grand Forks Fighting Hawks fan club was meeting Friday nights behind East Grand Bowling Lanes for dog flipping. The contest was shut down last week by authorities. Editors note: The dog was unharmed in this photo but the owner dislocated his shoulder.
Note: Photo to be used as court’s evidence.
UND alum and Hawks fan Dell Cooper has spent his extra time developing this aero-sled in his spare time and is promoting the toboggan for potential military applications. According to Dell, “Once we learn how to steer this thing, we’ll have something!”
Mazie Coffee from Kulm, North Dakota was asked what she does on Friday and Saturday nights during this hockey season. She replied, “I don’t even like hockey – I just drink beer.”
Still, Dean, Dell and Mazie will be tuning in Friday night at VFW Post 3817 when their Fighting Hawks take on the Pioneers in Minneapolis at 6:38 PM MT.