Prince William Takes Shot At Hockey, Fails Royally (VIDEO)


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The British royal newlyweds, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are currently visiting North America.  During their tour of Canada, they visited its northern most outpost:  Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  As any smart diplomat would do, Prince William partook in the local customs.  And no custom is more sacred than hockey.  To see the video of Prince William attempt at Canada’s national game, continue after the jump.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were greeted with a lot of fanfare and display.  They were presented locally mined diamond jewelry, native dancing and, of course, a street hockey game played by locals.  Hockey obviously is of very little interest to the British, as this was the only mention of the game in The Guardian:

More than 3,000 people turned out to greet the royal couple, who were treated to dancing, drumming and singing from local tribespeople and a display of street hockey, played with ice hockey sticks but on tarmac – the prince essayed a few shots at goal without taking his jacket off.

Here is the video of Prince William’s attempt to at taking a few shots on net.

As you can see, Prince William definitely has hands that were meant for waving slowly side to side rather than unleashing a twisted wrister.  At least they didn’t make him try and skate.  Hopefully this experience will teach him to stay on the pitch and stick to footie.

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Bryan Vickroy has an addiction to hockey, and is willing to partake in all its forms.  He is skating extra shifts for The Sports Bank, covering the Minnesota Wild, the NHL, and NCAA hockey all year long.  Look for new articles throughout the week.  He can be followed on Twitter at @bryanvickroy.  If you’d prefer to speak in more than 140 characters at a time to him, he can be reached at .

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