“If your beard won’t grow, you resort to other means. #Movember #Gunter” Translated by Jacob Ware.
Growing a manly mustache can be difficult if you’re an 18-year-old Swede. You’re not even through with the throes of puberty, and you’ve probably got blonde hair. Take it from a guy with experience: fair hair ≠ impressive manstache.
Washington Capitals first round pick Filip Forsberg and his best bud Jacob De La Rose are painfully aware of their facial hair shortcomings, so here’s their workaround for Movember. It involves felt!
Next time, take Nick Offerman’s advice and eat a raw onion instead:
November 1st marks the first day of Movember, an event where men across the globe grow mustaches to raise money to fight prostate cancer. Hockey players have been among the most avid supporters of the charity, raising thousands for research and awareness.
Andrew Gordon won two Calder Cups with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears in four seasons. He played nine games with Washington last season, scoring his first career NHL goal on future hall of famer Martin Brodeur, a feat he celebrated by kissing assister Marcus Johansson on the bench. But Andrew left the organization over the summer to hazard the free market. After a promising performance at Anaheim’s training camp, Gordon was added to the team’s roster (and then cheated on us in Finland with another blog).
On December 6, 2010, In Guest Post, By Russian Machine Never Breaks
The estimable Chris Gordon of CapsSnaps.com (@Caps_Snaps) tells us all about the limey culmination of Movember at the British Embassy, attended by three of our favorite lip-adorned Capitals. Take it away, Chris.
It was clear the evening was going to be different when Jeff Schultz and Matt Hendricks showed up at the British Embassy dressed as policemen. Schultz had been combing the Internet looking for prominent mustachioed actors to dress up as: Burt Reynolds or maybe Tom Selleck from Magnum, P.I.
With the Caps on the road, he ran out of time. So MacKenzie Kelley, Schultz’s girlfriend, did the next best thing and bought police uniforms at a costume store.
Getting in the spirit of the event, Dominick Chilcott, the deputy head of the British Embassy, thanked the Caps for showing up as “The Village People.”