Wudrick channels Crocodile Hunter for Breakaway Challenge
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Submitted by Alex Aloschi & Andrew McMurtry
Geordie Wudrick has taken out the APA Group AIHL All-Star Breakaway Challenge with a Crocodile Hunter inspired entry that thrilled the crowd at the Penrith Ice Palace on Saturday night.
Bound to become a highlight clip up there with Andrew Cox’s minion entry from last season, Wudrick distributed his gear, including a blow-up croc.
He stripped off his jersey and pads to reveal a khaki shirt, topping it off with a wide brimmed hat.
Pulling out a gold stick, Wudrick lifted the puck on the stick, walking it into the goal before wrestling the croc to complete his breakaway.
“It was just something I wanted to go with once I heard I was going to be in this,” Wudrick said. “The trick there with the suction puck is something I’ve been doing for a while now and I’ve just been waiting for a good event to use it.”
Wudrick has embraced the Aussie culture with this his second season in the AIHL.
“I fell in love with this country last year and I want to come back for a long time,” he said. “I really love being here and it’s just another thing to add to the list.”
Earlier other contenders included Brian Funes’ Mexican wrestler-inspired entry, and Robert Malloy leaving his stick behind for a cricket bat, driving home a his goal.
The result in the second event of the day narrowed Team Armstrong’s lead to 4-3 over Team Schlamp.