By Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

The hockey world gathered this weekend in San Jose, CA for the annual NHL All-Star Game.  There was a skills competition, and the game.  But there were other highlights, according to sports humorist Jeff Wozer.

• Commissioner Gary Bettman revealing he was the inspiration behind Destiny Child’s “Bootylicious.”

• The Metropolitan Division is renamed the Non-Rural City Boy Division.

• The first ever street hockey game on San Francisco’s famed Lombard Street called after 11 minutes due to all the street hockey balls rolling down the hill.

• Buffalo News hockey writer Mike Harrington setting a record for most tweets in a NHL All-Star game – 173.

• Game delayed for 19 minutes while officials searched for puck in Brent Burns’ beard.

• Commissioner Bettman announcing the Stanley Cup is now dishwasher safe.

• Brian Duff’s Bird Box Challenge while dining in a San Francisco sushi restaurant ending abruptly after eating three wine corks and a peppermill.

• NBC’s play-by-play man, “Doc” Emrick, going longer than three minutes without saying “richochet.”

• Commissioner Bettman giving NHL players the okay to participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

• NHL announcing next year’s All-Star game will retain the 3-on-3 format but while a Zamboni circles the ice.

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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