Editor’s note: Hearts are heavy in the hockey world following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy this past weekend. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and everyone affected. (Here’s a link to the GoFundMe fundraiser to financially support the players and families affected.)
While Jets and Leafs fans are excited for the playoffs, followers of the Canadiens, Canucks, Flames, Oilers and Senators are already looking to next season, and the same can be said for 228 teams in the RealAg Hockey Pool.
Thanks to all of you who entered, but unfortunately, there can only be one champion.
—queue the epic music and Gary Bettman impersonation—
Without further ado, congratulations to Luke Johnson and his team “Farmer Luke” — your 2017-18 RealAg Hockey Pool Champions.
Led by Art Ross trophy winner Connor McDavid, comeback player of the year candidate Claude Giroux, and Russian phenom Nikita Kucherov, Farmer Luke ended the season with 1183 points — four points (or 0.3 percent) more than the second place team “Nabbers boys” with 1179 points.
Here’s a breakdown of the top 10:
October – POWERLOD
November – TM
December – Iceage70
January – Jill’s Jets
February – Beaks Crew
March – Lord Stanley
We’ll be sending prizes out shortly to the top three overall teams and the monthly winners. If this includes your team, watch your inbox for more info.