Puck U

Puck University, more commonly referred to as Puck U, was an international street hockey team. They are presently inactive members of the VASHL.

They are one of the Original Four teams of the VASHL, along with the Leonardo Reapers, Monroeville Zombies and View Askew Vulgarians.

The team, and the rest of the league, was founded by Kevin Smith.

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Puck U
Puck U
Founded 2009
History Puck U
2009-2010
View Askew Inspiration Kevin Smith
Puck U Jersey
Colors Blue, orange and white
              
Words none
Mascot Kevin Smith
Captain Ming Chen (2010)
Walter Gretzky Cups 1 (2010)
WGSHT Medals  1
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 1
Lady Ming Trophies 0

Players

2010 Roster

# Nat Player P S Joined VASHL Resides Favorite NHL Team
8 Canada  Scott Mosier (A) F R 2009  Los Angeles, CA
9 Canada  Malcolm Ingram D L 2009 Toronto, ON
15 United States of America  Ming Chen (C) F R 2009 Shrewsbury, NJ  New Jersey Devils
16 United States of America  Troy Alden D R 2010 New York, NY  New York Rangers
20 United States of America  Mike Pitt F R 2010
32 United States of America  Katie Morgan F R 2009 Las Vegas, NV
33 Canada  Jim Jackman F L 2009 Las Vegas, NV  Toronto Maple Leafs
37 United States of America  Kevin Smith G L 2009 Los Angeles, CA  New Jersey Devils
38 United States of America  Walter Flanagan  F R 2009  Red Bank, NJ  New Jersey Devils
67 United States of America  Bryan Johnson  D L 2009  Highlands, NJ  New Jersey Devils

PuckUpic

2009 Roster

5 Jon Gordon
8 Scott Mosier
9 Malcolm Ingram
10 Jennifer Schwalbach
15 Ming Chen
32 Katie Morgan
33 Jim Jackman
37 Kevin Smith (C) (Goalie)
38 Walter Flanagan
67 Bryan Johnson
Tim Visentin*
Warren Stanley*
Bryan Wilson*

*Players added after loss to Reapers.

Team Captains

  • Ming Chen, 2010
  • Walt Flanagan, 2009

Tournament-by-Tournament Record

YEAR GP W L T OTL GF GA PLACE
2010  4 3 1 0 0 23 14 1st
2009 3 1 2 0 0 8 12 3rd
Total 7 4 3 0 0 31 26

Games

Team History

Kevin Smith travelled from his home in Los Angeles to Brantford, Ontario in 2009 with a purpose: To play goal with some of his closest friends on the Puck U team in the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament.

At a young age Smith fell in love with hockey, Walter and Wayne Gretzky in particular, and was keen to support youth sports in Brantford, the town where Wayne was born and raised.

Smith said: “It’s been 25 years since those crazy Oiler kids — captained by the lanky, polite Ontarian who always seemed to know where the puck was gonna be — took home their first Stanley Cup. And 10 years since the greatest hockey player the world has ever known retired from the game. This is just my way of thanking Wayne and his greatest coach for the memories, the excitement and the heart.”

He decided to travel to the Hockey Mecca in Brantford to visit with Walter and pay homage to Wayne Gretzky.

Photos

All-Time Player Appearances with Puck U

Nat Player Team Debut Tournament
Appearances
GP Notes
United States of America Ming Chen 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
Team Captain: 2010
United States of America Walter Flanagan 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
Canada Malcolm Ingram 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
Canada Jim Jackman 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
Team Goalie: 2010
United States of America Bryan Johnson 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
United States of America Katie Morgan 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
Canada Scott Mosier 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
Alt. Cap: 2010
United States of America Kevin Smith 2009 2 6 League Founder
VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2010
Team Captain: 2009
Team Goalie: 2009-10
United States of America Troy Alden 2010 1 4 Tournament Champion: 2010
United States of America Mike Pitt 2010 1 4 Tournament Champion: 2010
United States of America Jon Gordon 2009 1 3 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
United States of America Jennifer Schwalbach 2009 1 3 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Canada Warren Stanley 2009 1 2 VASHL First 44
Canada Tim Visentin 2009 1 2 VASHL First 44
Canada Bryan Wilson 2009 1 2 VASHL First 44
United States of America 9
Canada 6
Total 15