On October 18th, 2015, the Tokyo Canadians took to the ice again for their 2nd Red & White scrimmage of the season. Due to Bronze Week — Golden Week’s even more distant cousin — many full-time members could not join the skate. Fortunately, an army of talented guests joined, and TCHC member Daisuke Tomiyama dug up some scouting reports to divide the teams as evenly as he could. So how did Daisuke do?
White started hotter than this year’s Montreal Canadians, with their guest goaltender who allegedly played pro in Estonia. Yes, Estonia. Anyway, a few solid looking saves early on, and two quick goals by White sent Red into a panic. We began crafting our excuses on the bench, muttering words about rebuilding à la Toronto. All that changed when Brendan Madden rifled a slap shot five-hole. White was alive.