The Definition of a Beauty

Hockey Lifestyle™ — By on November 23, 2012 3:39 PM

Beauty. Beaut. Beautician.

Words most commonly uttered by Gongers around the world. But what makes a beauty?
Is it the ability to undress even the best of the best goalies?
Being able to sauce more than Patty Kane after the 2010 Stanley Cup?

      My name is Alyssa Dufton, and I thought for my first blog with Gongshow I’d take the time to figure out just what it makes a genuine beauty. Growing up in Toronto, dubbed the hockey capital of the world by Mats Sundin, I’ve met quite a few beauties. I’ve never played the game in a league, but during the winter, pond puck is one of the things I look forward to the most. Hockey has been a part of my family life ever since I can remember. In my house, every Saturday night was organized around Hockey Night in Canada, and listening to Don Cherry during Coaches Corner became a highlight of my evening. Being raised in a hockey family also means quite a few days and nights being spent in my hometown barn.

However, over the years I’ve found that the definition of a true beauty isn’t the just the awesome guy with the loud mouth and even louder suit. It’s not the player that can dangle his way around Carey Price, not the guy who takes a 24 to his skull every night, and it’s not the goons out there that can drop the mitts and beat any guy looking at him the wrong way. I decided to ask several hockey players and lovers that I know what their opinions were on the matter. I found that generally, the definition of a beauty is a player who plays for the love of the game, someone who can and does give’r 120% every single time they lace‘em up.

A true beauty is someone that plays not only for himself, but for his team, doing everything they can to make it to game seven and drive the boys to that next round. These are the Bobby Orr’s, who aren’t in the show for the bunnies, money or fame. The true beauties are the ones who are simply giving everything they’ve got playing the game they grew up loving.

Mind you, doesn’t exactly hurt if they can snipe more than Ovechkin or set as many records as The Great One.

With all this being said, just remember Gongers, next time you set foot on ice it isn’t about who gets the most points, who dummies the other team’s goon or who has the most rockets in the stands. The biggest beauty is the player who’s just there giving all they can, having the time of their life and just living the dream.



  1. kammy says:

    Alyssa, YOU ARE A BEAUTY! Pumped to read more of your blogs in the future!

  2. CaptainKlutch says:

    love it alyssa, keep the blogs coming!

  3. c9parks says:

    true definition, well done

  4. Thrill says:

    Great first blog. There are a lot of people out there that throw the word beauty out too liberally

  5. Gongstate says:

    absolute beauty you are

  6. Keither says:

    Bobby Orr is a great example of a beauty. Good on’ya.

  7. Killakew says:

    I like the clarification, because way too many people use beauty in the wrong circumstances.

  8. fox says:

    Welcome on board, glad to have you!

  9. loochcrew17 says:

    Bobby Orr!

  10. Rosey says:

    you are a beauty, welcome to the family

  11. Capn Kev says:

    welcome aboard. good first blog

  12. Roysy14 says:

    Amazing read, looking forward to more.

  13. Cousinsimon says:

    Yes you’re a beauty and love this post! Thank you and look forward to more of your posts!

  14. Wilksy says:

    well said, thanks for the post

  15. Smeeks says:

    definition of beauty is this guy!

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  17. RRGonger says:

    hello Miss Dufton, well said

  18. cuzi96 says:

    Finally someone understands

  19. Joey Z says:

    Thank you for the post!

  20. TheREALStallman says:

    Solid read!

  21. hasser4 says:

    too many different kinds of beauties to have an actual definition

  22. bardown6 says:

    good first write up

  23. b2m3b2 says:

    very true, i agree.

  24. adamotm says:

    good stuff !!!

  25. Burgos says:

    Good clarification

  26. Huskies48 says:

    Too great, i like it

  27. cchockey4 says:

    beauts fuur surrrree

  28. MyAnklesHurt81 says:

    sexy flow

  29. Scans22 says:

    Certified Beautician

  30. beautygonger97 says:


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  32. ATM1515 says:

    she’s a beaut

  33. lukasweeks12 says:

    shes a babe

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  35. shortsxit says:

    Alyssa is def a beaut

  36. Mr. Dangles says:

    and so am I

  37. thehockeymaster says:

    3 beauts right there !

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