Death, taxes, and Brock Nelson scoring buckets of goals in Da Beauty League. Each year, Brock Nelson plays in this summer league in Edina, Minnesota a league that oftentimes features NHL players playing wide-open offensive hockey.
For years, even when Brock wasn’t the player he was today, he’s gone to this league and put up big numbers.
Playing for Walser, Brock had himself a big night last night. He had a hat trick for his team less than 10 minutes into the contest:
Brock wasn’t done though, he’d add a fourth goal (that would break a 4-4 tie). Walser would go on to win the game 10-9 and advance to the championship.
In nine games this year, Brock Nelson has 34 points (20 goals, 14 assists). I’m sorry that’s just a preposterous amount of goals even in a league that is made for scoring. He leads his team in goals by five (Vinnie Lettieri) is the next closest and he has the most points by seven.
By the way, his 20 goals also leads the entire league. Brock’s performance wasn’t the only Islanders story from this league yesterday.
You also had Zach Parise give Maggie Schuneman a hug on the ice. Maggie’s brother Sam Schuneman died in a car accident along with Mack Motzko, and Zach is her favorite player
If this doesn’t get you itching for New York Islanders hockey I don’t know what will. The Islanders first preseason game is 33 days from now, it’s so close we can almost taste it. Now, if only Lou Lamoriello would announce some signings first to hold us over.