For whatever reason, the Australian fiscal year goes from July 1 — June 30, with taxes required to be filed by Oct. 31.
So while North Americans were contemplating costumes, I spent the day finishing my taxes.
So is this drunk pumpkin, and this 1959 goalie mask, the first one ever used in a professional (ice) hockey game by Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadians. I got one from Canadian Tire in 1968 and it hurt like hell every time I got hit in the head.
I relate these tales to the young goalies I now coach. They think I’m old, weird and scary.