Thursday, January 24, 2013


Sorry about the long wait in-between posts, I've been pretty busy lately.

First things first, I got to play in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League All-Star game, held at Honda Center, and that was pretty awesome! I'll have some pictures to post soon. I played on Team White, and we won, 8-5.

Second, great start for my Anaheim Ducks! 2-0 already, with 12 goals scored in those two games! I'm just glad we have some serious third-line scoring, cause Daniel Winnik is starting to look like he might be our next Boss-on-Ice with his 4 goals already. But Selanne's still my favorite. Did I mention I saw one of his sons play last Saturday? He plays for the Varsity squad at Santa Margarita High School in southern California, and he's actually really good. Of course, it helps to have an amazing hockey player as a dad, right?

For my goalie of the week, from the NHL, gotta give it to:

 Tukka Rask!

Even though he didn't have a perfect start to his season, since he did lose to New York, I thought, for a guy who's used to backstopping Tim Thomas, he's started excellent this season. Kudos to him and his work with the Boston Bruins.

Ok, I'll try and post again as soon as I can.

Signing out

The Bement

P.S. Who wasn't surprised that the first time Pittsburgh Penguins lose, Crosby AND Malkin get unsportsmanlike conduct penalties?

Monday, January 7, 2013

First New Year's Post!


Finally, not only do we have a new year, we have a CBA for the NHL! Yay! I can go back to ranting about Sidney Crosby and cheering on the Anaheim Ducks! It took way too long to develop this CBA, in my opinion, but at least it'll be at least 8 years before another lockout. Look for the bright side of things! I'll post as much of the CBA that has been determined when I get a hold of the article. Look for it in my next post. And the best thing about this CBA agreement?

Teemu Selanne's the man!

So Christmas went well for me, hope it did as well for any of you readers out there. As did New Years, although when I went to the Rose Parade in Pasadena (mostly for the marching bands, as two fellow band members named Grant and Kyle marched in the Pasadena Honor Band), the city of Los Angeles did not request to have the Stanley Cup there. Surprising, to say the least, as Anaheim had the cup on their float when they won the cup.

Also, I went 1-1 over winter break in hockey games, and my team went an overall 2-1-1, which is not bad at all for us lately. We were able to lock up a playoff spot in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League, and our all-star game is coming up! I get to play on Honda Center's ice, get a free jersey, all sorts of stuff. It's really cool! I'll post some photos when I can.

Thinks that'll be all for today, I'll post soon again!

Signing out

The Bement

Ignore the petition, since we have no lockout any longer :P

Sunday, December 23, 2012



So apparently someone does NOT know how to input a minecraft seed, so I'll start of my post like that. To input a seed, create a new world, and then click "world options". There, you type in the number/letters for a seed, and click "create world"! Enjoy!

So the world did not end! And I personally have to personally recommend the Hobbit as an amazing movie! I won't give anything away, but if you like the Lord of the Rings, go see that movie! Music for that movie is AMAZING!!!! And it was written by a Canadian, which makes it all the more better.

Well, we have no NHL hockey until at least January 14th, so I',m starting to lose hope. After this, the league AND the players association need to fire their representatives, because regardless of who tells them what to do, they still aren't the best people for the job. Get someone who's played hockey before, not someone from the NBA (curse them!) or the MLB (ok, they can be pretty cool...). Anybody else ready to do something drastic? Reminder: Sign that petition, and vote at the bottom of the blog! So since I will probably not be able to write any more posts till after Christmas, I will wish you a very merry Christmas, and I hope all of you have an amazing holiday.

Signing out!

The Bement

Thursday, December 20, 2012



So the world's supposed to end tomorrow, right? Too bad, I'm still going to see the Hobbit! Hope it's at least as good as the other Trilogy by Peter Jackson! So that led to this idea I came up with. What if you had all the amazing directors (Christopher Nolan, Peter Jackson, Steven Speilberg, honorable mention: George Lucas), all the amazing music writers (John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Alan Sylvestri, etc.), and all the amazing actors/actresses (i'll leave those up to readers) collaborate to make one gigantic movie of awesomeness! Would that be...AWESOME, or what?

.......hhhhmmmmmmm............not too much to write today................darn it.

So i'll just post my "Interesting Question of the Day!!!!! Questions to Ponder!":

What pro sports league is the toughest, mentally and physically? Which pro sports league requires the most teamwork? Answer in comments!

P.S. to the question: If any of you pick the NBA, I will be exceptionally confused. The NBA should be the NBHA, for National Ball-Hoggers Association.

Sorry about the short post, not much on my mind today. Make sure you sign the petition!

Signing out,

The Bement

Actual P.S.: Check out the bottom of the blog! There's currently a poll and some other cool stuff to check out! I'll update it every week or so, and the polls will run for about 25 days each, although there may be multiple ones at times.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



So today was my last day of school for this semester! Passed all my classes! Good first semester for my sophomore year. So i'm going to expand past my blog title today and do some interesting ranting here about my deep, seething anger over the American League MVP award this year (yes, I follow baseball, mostly the Angels).

So explain to me why a Triple Crown winner, who defiantly had a remarkable season, to say the least, beat out Mike Trout. Look at it this way: Miguel Cabrera had played in the MLB for how long? And then one guy who has never played in the MLB for longer than a few weeks shows up and earns stats close, equal, or much, much higher than his in less time. And helped his team get remarkably better. So what if he had a hard end of the season, it wasn't his fault the Angels lost out of the playoffs. Blame that on the Oakland A's and their pitching troubles. But considering what Trout pulled off this season, I'm amazed the voting wasn't closer for these two players. It should have been nearly 50-50 in the voting, yet Cabrera had almost what, 75% of the votes? When Cabrera can beat Trout around the bases, I'll accept his possession of this award, regardless of his triple crown.

Well, i'm also going to start a system of selecting a professional hockey player for the week and one Minecraft map seed for the week as well. If you don't play that game, try it out...join our group of 8,372,469 and counting people who play the game.

Player of the Week: Jacob Markstrom (Named CCM AHL Player of the Week)

From InGoal Magazine: 
San Antonio Rampage goaltender Jacob Markstrom made a great impression onInGoal Magazine during back-to-back wins in Abbotsford last week, combining a more controlled style with his exceptional athleticism to backstop wins over the AHL-leading Heat on consecutive nights.
Evidently we weren’t the only ones impressed by Markstrom’s play.
The Florida Panthers’ top prospect was named CCM AHL Player of the Week after extending his personal winning streak to six games with another couple of wins over the offensively loaded Oklahoma City Barons over the weekend. His week ended with four wins, no losses, one shutout and just seven goals on 137 shots for a save percentage of .949 and goals-against average of 1.75.
Markstrom was San Antonio’s best player and the biggest reason they beat the Heat with InGoal watching, making 15 of his 32 saves in the third period and overtime of the first game, and another 36 for his first shutout of the season the next night.
Perhaps more impressive is how the 22-year-old has is combining his incredibly athletic 6-foot-6 frame with more conservative positioning, using his size more effectively without losing the reactive element that made him one of the world’s top goaltending prospects. Markstrom relied too often on that athletic element during his first season in North America, but began the transition to a slightly more neutralized approach during an impressive second season. And while the results haven’t always been there during his third season behind a below-average San Antonio squad, it looked like he’s found a good mix in Abbotsford.
Goalie Jacob Markstrom San Antonio Rampage
Jacob Markstrom is trying to mix a more conservative positional approach with his innate athleticism – without thinking too much about it (Photo by Clint Trahan)
“Right now I am just trying to learn,” Markstrom told InGoal after. “You don’t want over movement because when you over move you are going to open holes. So I want less movement but at the same time I have a kind of desperation in my game too and I need that. I’m trying to mix that. I don’t have huge rules, but I have some now, and at the end of the day it’s just save the puck.”
Look for a more in-depth feature on Markstrom’s ongoing development in the February issue of InGoal Magazine.

Minecraft Seed: 


From Minecraft Seeds: 

This seed spawns you in an NPC village right next to a desert temple at (x=-375, z=250). Further back from the temple at (x=-460, z=265) there is a surface spider dungeon.

Signing out!

The Bement

P.S. Still need 999, 492 signatures for the NHL Lockout Petition, so hurry up and sign it! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Post Numero Uno!


So this is day 1 of my blog. I had planned on making a blog for a while, so here's my objectives:
1) Give a totally biased but reasonably funny view of the NHL and it's teams (I'm a Anaheim Ducks fan, by the way)
2) Post on other things hockey related, with emphasis on goaltending.
3)Talk about Marching Band, since it is awesome!
4)Give a few random insights into my life.

That should be enough to fill my time, right?

Well, lets get started! My first real post, coming right up!

So i'm a goalie in ice hockey, and our team ain't all that great! I'm not all that bad, but when you make 25 saves and your team still loses, it's hard. But I'm an all-star! Yeah, that's right! Honda Center, January 22nd, baby! Add all that into annoying finals week in my last three days of my high school semester, and the stupid NHL lockout, life gets interesting! Marching season is over (finally, I have time to do my homework, at a decent time, too!), and I decide, you know, lets write a blog! Lets get it all down, so other people scrolling through blogspot can read it, laugh,m and tell their friends! (that's known as a suggestion, by the way) So i'm just going to suggest some stuff to look up, like reading about the "Top-10 best hockey pictures of 2012" from Puck Daddy at Yahoo! Sports. That guy is an interesting person, to say the least. Here's the link:;_ylt=As7vCpKoCVoY6IITIw38YwCRbcp_;_ylu=X3oDMTRxZnVwbTlpBGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMnVwcmVzdARtaXQDTWl4ZWQgTGlzdCBOZXdzIEZvciBZb3UEcGtnA2RkNTVmMzFlLTY2MDAtM2M2YS05NjBjLWM2ZDdhMDZkNjJiZARwb3MDMQRzZWMDbmV3c19mb3JfeW91BHZlcgM0N2JiYjlkMi00OTJjLTExZTItYWZlNS1jMzlkZDUyZDY4YmY-;_ylg=X3oDMTMwMW9sNDE2BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDZjEyZTBkNjgtNGJkMS0zNjYwLThhZjMtMWQwZDRmNDY5NzZiBHBzdGNhdANuaGx8cHVja2RhZGR5BHB0A3N0b3J5cGFnZQ--;_ylv=3

Yeah, long link, right?

Closing out for now!

The Bement

P.S. Go to the link for the NHL lockout petition and sign it!