There was some excitement around the WHL on Sunday when Rocco Grimaldi tweeted: "Many different choices, but I'm going with the Dub. The Dub is the best fit for me #TheDub"
Of course, the WHL, in hockey circles, is known as the Dub.
Grimaldi, from Rossmoor, Calif., was selected by the Florida Panthers with the 33rd pick of the 2011 NHL draft. Undersized at 5-foot-6, he is extremely talented and has played two seasons in the U.S. National Team Development Program.
The Portland Winterhawks hold his WHL rights, having obtained them from the Vancouver Giants.
Unfortunately for Portland fans, however, it seems that Grimaldi was referring to an automobile when he wrote that he is “going with the Dub.”
According to urbandictionary.com, V-dub is “a term used for all Volkswagen cars including any and all air-cooled beetles, buses or things.”
Grimaldi has committed to the U of North Dakota.
JUST NOTES: The Central league’s Allen Americans have signed G James Reid (Spokane, 2008-11). He put up 85 victories with the Spokane Chiefs over the last three seasons.
Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has today’s good read. It’s about U.S. college football, the way it is supposed to be run and the way it is supposed to be played. Don’t miss it. It’s right here. And thanks to the Sports Curmudgeon for pointing it out.
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