Do you watch Netflix? We do. Amazon Prime as well. When the workday is done, our family tends to enjoy one series or another. During the quarantine, we knocked off Grey’s Anatomy and several Spanish language telenovelas. Telenovelas are often fashioned after English daytime television series. The exception is that they run between 40-70 episodes and have a conclusion. There are subtitles for us English speaking folks, so it is a great way to also pick up on Spanish. Tres Tontos was inspired by the novellas but with a modern hockey twist.
While one team starts to reminisce about the past season, another faces the hard realities of elimination. The third struggled to get past a #4 seed.
Del Rio Bravos
“Mom, just put the money into my account, I’m hungry, the player said to parent after his team was eliminated on Saturday. ”The team is supposed to provide a post-game meal after road games,” the mother complained. “What is this idiot trying to do?”
“It’s how he punishes us for a loss, and it’s not the first time,” the young man answered. “Mom, I’m not coming back here next year, I’d rather play in Canada.”
Brokeback Mountain Harriers
“On a real note, what can they really do?” Simon said in a group text. “A lot legally,” Nick answered.
Simon then asked, “what do we do now?”
"Just keep our mouths shut and keep going for our goal until otherwise,” Nick replied.
Nathan quickly added, “definitely need to talk about it as a team though, if one person slips, we’re all falling."
“Remember when coach was mad at the bus driver for being a few minutes late,” one player asked another as they were packing up to go home. “Dude, I thought we were all going to die when he jumped into the driver’s seat and just drove off from the hotel. Who does that?”
“Just forget that garbage man,” the second player answered. “That donkey should never coach again.”
Tres Tontos is a fictional tale based on junior hockey experiences. The story and described conversations that resemble reality are purely coincidental.