Hockey Beard-offs: A National Pastime
Sure, everyone loves Noshavember, but that's only one month out of the year. Why not grow a beard on the oppisite side of the calendar? Enter, Hockey Beard-offs. This is your chance to grow a playoff beard like a pro!
A playoff beard is the practice of a National Hockey League player not shaving his beard during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The player stops shaving when his team enters the playoffs and does not shave until his team is eliminated or wins the Stanley Cup. The tradition was started in the 1980s by the New York Islanders. The tradition is also practiced by nearly all North American hockey leagues, to include high school leagues and the NCAA hockey teams, as well as minor league affiliates. The tradition has also spread to hockey leagues in Europe and is practiced by many fans as well. According to some observers, one may trim the beard after a loss in an effort to change the team's luck.
Source: Wikipedia. So you know it's trustworthy
Sounds great, but what to I do?
Photograph your beard's progress. Login. Upload. Share. Smile. Rinse optional. Repeat daily.
How long are the Hockey Beard-offs?
The hockey playoffs usually start in mid-April, go throughout May, and end in mid-June. That's two full months to get your beard on... your face.
Do I have to wait until mid-April?
No! Not at all. You can login now and start uploading pics. Bragging about your beard may start as early as you like.
When are Hockey Beard-offs over? When do I shave?
The Hockey Beard-off ends after the Stanley Cup is raised, but that's no excuse to shave. There is no good excuse to ever shave.