The 2020 Winter Classic took place on Wednesday to kick off a whole new decade of hockey, with the Dallas Stars coming out on top. But the real excitement came during the intermission with a staple of the Texas State Fair: piglet races.
And, with it being the Winter Classic, all of the piglets were given appropriately hockey-themed names.
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 1, 2020
The first race featured our new favorite pig, Alex “OINK”vechkin, as well as Joe “PORK’velski, Bobby “BOAR” and Ro-“HAM”Josi. Ro-“HAM”Josi won that round.
Hello, here are the pigs in the first heat of pig races. pic.twitter.com/urFHkETOWf
— Puck 'Er Up – A Hockey Podcast (@puckeruppodcast) January 1, 2020
The second saw Gabriel Landes”HOG”, Tyler “SWINE”in, Gordie “SOW”e and “PORK”a-rine go head-to-head, with Landes”HOG” coming out on top. The third round pitted Jordan “PIG”ington, Andrew “HOG”liano, Ray “Pork” and Ryan Jo”HAM”sen against each other, with Ray “Pork” advancing to the final.
I went to an outdoor hockey game…and a pig race broke out. I swear the announcer said Gabriel Landes”hog” won the last one. 😂 pic.twitter.com/WLhg3XL8lV
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) January 1, 2020
While Ro”HAM” Josi was the ultimate winner in the final race, Gabriel Landes”HOG”‘s human counterpart was amused by the proceedings.
— Gabriel Landeskog (@GabeLandeskog92) January 1, 2020
Put these puns in the Hockey Hall of Fame, please.
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