Waconia Men's Beer League Hockey
"You miss 100% of the Tequila shots you never take"

Player Profiles


 

Mike (Prausy) Praus

Age: Old enough to know better.

B-Day: 2-5-64

City Born: Edina

Current City: Waconia

Work/Title: Mr. Do it all

Height: 6-4

Weight: enough

Handed: Right

Position: Goalie screener

Player Past: Wayzata, WMBLHA Original

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Drink: Tequila or beer

Favorite Player: Chris (CJ) Beckwith

Favorite Number: 4

Nickname: Prausy

Best Known For: Blistering slapshot

Words to Live By: Living the dream!


Brandon (Buck) Geehan

Age:39

B-Day: 11-16-79

City Born: Edina

Current City: Waconia

Work/Title: PIMP

Height: 5-9

Weight: 185

Handed: Right

Position: Cherry Picker

Player Past: Just started a yr ago

Favorite Food: Tacos

Favorite Drink: Beer, Captain Coke, Red bull Vodka

Favorite Player: Chris (CJ) Beckwith

Favorite Number: 77

Nickname: Buck (AKA SEXY BITCH)

Best Known For: Staying at the bar when I should be playing hockey

Words to Live By: You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here


Kyle Kester

Age: 17

B-DAY: 05/30/1999

CITY BORN:  Rock Island, Illinois 

CURRENTLY: Waconia, MN

WORK/TITLE: Unknown 

HEIGHT: 6 ft

WEIGHT: 175

HANDED: right

POSITION: center

PLAYER PAST: Currently Waconia Varsity 4th Line Center 

FAVORITE FOOD:  Cookies

FAVORITE DRINK:  Monster Energy Drink

FAVORITE PLAYER: Brent Burns (I'm jealous because I can't grow a bread)

FAVORITE NUMBER: 39

NICKNAME: Kester 

BEST KNOWN FOR: Hockey and taking a soccer dive on the ice.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  Don't let your dreams be dreams. Just do it!!


Chris Beckwith

 Age: 34

B-DAY: 05/21/1982

CITY BORN: St. Paul, MN

CURRENTLY: Saint Bonifacius, MN

WORK/TITLE: Production Mananger- Lupient Collision & Glass

HEIGHT: 5' 8"

WEIGHT: 200

HANDED: Right

POSITION: Goalie

PLAYER PAST: WMBLHA, Armstrong Jr. Gold

FAVORITE FOOD: Red Meat

FAVORITE DRINK: Sailor Coke

FAVORITE PLAYER: Curtis Jseph

FAVORITE NUMBER: 18, 33 and always 69 Its halarious

NICKNAME:Cj, Beck's, Sieve, Blakchole and Funnel

BEST KNOWN FOR: Baiting a player to shoot upper glove side

WORDS TO LIVE BY: There is a fine line between hunting and sitting there looking like an Idiot


December Player Profile

 

Derek Urtel

 

Age: 32

B-DAY: 11/28/1980

CITY BORN: Stillwater, MN

CURRENTLY: Waconia MN

WORK/TITLE: Graphic Designer/Large format printer for Signsource / Chanhassen

HEIGHT: 6' 2"

WEIGHT: 225

HANDED: Right

POSITION: Defense

PLAYER PAST: St. Mary's Point, Stillwater Migit B's, mens leagues

FAVORITE FOOD: Red Meat

FAVORITE DRINK: Jameson

FAVORITE PLAYER: Anze Kopitar

FAVORITE NUMBER: 69, Its halarious

NICKNAME: "D", Big "D", Right "D", Left "D", "Teenage Mutant Ninja DUrtle"

BEST KNOWN FOR: Half Cage Facemask

WORDS TO LIVE BY: "The grass is always greener where you water it"

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November Player Profiler

 

Steve Bertossi

 

B-DAY: 2/15/73

CITY BORN: Edina MN (Home of the Green, Yellow & White 3 layer Cake)

CURRENTLY: Waconia MN

WORK/TITLE: Donut Puncher

HEIGHT: 5'9"

WEIGHT: 160

HANDED: Right

POSITION: Grocery Stick & Middle of the ice

PLAYER PAST: St. Louis Park Fire Station #2 Rink Rat AA, Peachtree City Men's Roller Hockey Elite League (single game record holder with 7 goals in regulation - hoping to score again someday soon), Atlanta Adult Hockey Association, AHA Beavers 

FAVORITE FOOD: Steak, scallops

FAVORITE DRINK: Lagavulin 16, Miller Lite

FAVORITE PLAYER: Dino Ciccarelli

FAVORITE NUMBER: 22

NICKNAME: Double-Deuce, Bert, Big Bert, Bert Burgundy

BEST KNOWN FOR: Sick hands (not sure if it's bacterial or fungal)

WORDS TO LIVE BY: "Put the rake down. I don't wanna sit around watching you 'give it your best.' Either stop sucking or get the f*** out of the way." -@shitmydadsays

 

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November Player Profiler

 

Chad Bijou

 

Age: 42.05

B-DAY: 4/8/1974

CITY BORN: Edina

CURRENTLY: Waconia and other various locations especially during the weekends

WORK/TITLE: Collision Director for Pearson Auto Body

HEIGHT: 6’

WEIGHT: 210 +/- more like 215lbs

HANDED: Mostly right handed but I can change hands mid-shift

POSITION: Left defense unless we are talking about sketchy bedroom positions then I decline to answer

PLAYER PAST: Played for Wayzata, Coached in a few cities and played in a few other mens leagues

FAVORITE FOOD: Osaka fried rice w/ that addicting shrimp sauce & the occasional cake like Filet-O-Fish from McD’s smother in tarter

FAVORITE DRINK: VODKA 7

FAVORITE PLAYER: Scott Stevens #1 and Mark Messier a close #2

FAVORITE NUMBER:  .08

NICKNAME: Buddy, Homeslice, Dude, Bro, Pass Asshole, Beesh, Who, Beejow, Half, Yo and the one I have never understood is people always calling me "IM OPEN!!!" I guess some nicknames stick and others just slide by the wayside :)

BEST KNOWN FOR: Being obnoxious on the bench & pregame shenanigans AKA Childo!

WORDS TO LIVE BY: You miss 100% of the Tequila shots you never take!

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October Player Profile

 

 Todd Olson


AGE: 45

BORN: Coon Rapids, MN 
CURRENTLY: Waconia
WORK/TITLE: Entrepreneur
HEIGHT: 6'
WEIGHT: 198 in salt water
HANDED: Left
POSITION:  Center or where they tell me to play or offsides 
PLAYER PAST: Started playing in 2009 WMBLH baby!!!FAVORITE FOOD: Monty Crisco
FAVORITE DRINK: Old Fashion Vodka Collins
FAVORITE BEER: Bud Light 
FAVORITE PLAYER: Willie Plett - Northstars
FAVORITE NUMBER: 22
NICKNAME: T.O.
BEST KNOWN FOR: "It's all about the experience"

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October Player Profile #2

Chris Johnson

 

B-DAY & AGE: 11-28 44 years old

CITY BORN: Austin, Texas

CURRENTLY: Waconia

WORK/TITLE: Web Sales and Marketing Specialist at Life Time

HEIGHT: 5’10”

WEIGHT: 170

HANDED: Left

POSITION: Wing

PLAYER PAST: None (this I am sure explains a lot)

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican

FAVORITE DRINK: Beer, Cold Beer

FAVORITE PLAYER: Charlie Coyle, Marian Hossa

FAVORITE NUMBER: 9

NICKNAME: CJ

BEST KNOWN FOR: Worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 years.

 

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April Player Profile #3

 

Mike Marrs

 

AGE: 47

BORN: 6/1/65

CURRENTLY: Thomson Reuters

WORK/TITLE: Marketing Manager

HEIGHT: 5’11’’

WEIGHT: 190

HANDED: Left

POSITION: Forward

PLAYER PAST: Youth hockey Minneapolis Southwest, HS hockey Southwest, lots of coaching WHA

FAVORITE FOOD: Pepper steak

FAVORITE DRINK: Windsor Coke

FAVORITE PLAYER: Matt Cullen

FAVORITE NUMBER: 9

NICKNAME: Marrsie, Marrsy, Marzy etc you get the point

Best known for the no-look backhand pass for a breakaway

 


April Player Profile #2

 

Derek Siddons

 

AGE: 36

BORN: 5/28/1976

CURRENTLY: Waconia

WORK/TITLE: Gander Mountian-Director of New Store Concepts

HEIGHT: 5’ 5” but play like I’m 6’ 2” with a cage on- Thanks Chad

WEIGHT: 160 on my license

HANDED: Left

POSITION: Center

PLAYER PAST: The hot bed of hockey-Springfield, IL Youth Hockey

FAVORITE FOOD: Porterhouse Steak

FAVORITE DRINK: Captain and Diet

FAVORITE PLAYER: Johnny Toews

FAVORITE NUMBER: 19

NICKNAME: DSids, Sids, Spark Plug, Tazman, Guido La Devito

 


April Player Profile #1

 

Clay Munt

 

AGE: 36

BORN: Crosby, Mn

CURRENTLY: Waconia, Mn

WORK/TITLE: LearnNow, LLC / Corporate Account Executive

HEIGHT: 5'7"

WEIGHT: 155

HANDED: Right

POSITION: Forward

PLAYER PAST: Crosby/Ironton, Osseo/Maple Grove traveling hockey through youth levels, Osseo Varsity, Great Falls Americans Junior A Hockey Club

 FAVORITE FOOD: Steak & Seafood

FAVORITE DRINK: Beer or Limon & Coke

FAVORITE PLAYER: Brett Hull

FAVORITE NUMBER: 16

NICKNAME: Munty, Claymaker

 


March Player Profile

 

Tony Stucchi

 

AGE: 41

BORN: Holliston, Mass 

CURRENT: Watertown, MN

WORK/TITLE: Anderson Engineering of MN, Land Surveyor

HEIGHT: 5’ 11”

WEIGHT:195 lbs

HANDED: Right

POSITION: Defense

PLAYER PAST: 4th line Pond Squad Junior Varsity and Beer leaguer in Colorado & Minnesota

FAVORITE FOOD: Lasagna

FAVORITE DRINK: Any kind of cold beer

FAVORITE NUMBER: #77 Ray Bourque

NICKNAME: Stuch

 


February 2013 Player Profile

John Dondelinger

AGE: 43

BORN: Thief River Falls

CURRENT: Minnetrista, MN

WORK/TITLE: Business Manager, Borton Volvo

HEIGHT: 6'

WEIGHT:185 lbs

HANDED: Left

POSITION: Defense

PLAYER PAST: TRF Youth Hockey, TRF Prowlers Varsity and various other mens leagues

FAVORITE FOOD: Steak

FAVORITE DRINK: Miller Lite or CC Coke

FAVORITE NUMBER: #2 (Brian Leetch)

NICKNAME: Dondo

 


January 2013 Player Profile

Gregg Fletcher

 

AGE: 51

BORN: Villa Park, IL

CURRENT: Eden Prairie, MN

WORK/TITLE: Super Radiator Coils, Chaska, Sales Application Engineer

HEIGHT: 5' 8"

WEIGHT:172 lbs

HANDED: Left

POSITION: Goalie

PLAYER PAST: Elmhurst Huskies, Carol Stream Squires, Park Ridge Hornets, & Willowbrook High School, varisty
Various men's leagues

FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza

FAVORITE DRINK: Whiskey, Vodka, Beer

FAVORITE NUMBER: 35 (Tony Esposito)

NICKNAME: Fletch