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Asian Hockey Card Collection

Today’s post is a special one and is courtesy of my buddy and fellow So Cal collector, @electric_cards. What a cool card! I love how he matched the 1984-85 @topps design to create this custom card of yours truly! Thanks so much man!

And now for the bio: Chris “Wooberg” Woo @asianhockeycardcollection

1. Chris was a feisty and agitating two-way forward from Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He started playing hockey in the 2nd grade, after his dad took him to an @lakings game (when the Kings games weren’t even televised!). He grew up patterning his game after Tony Granato and @imseanavery but looked up to Paul Kariya and Richard Park. 

2. Growing up in So Cal, there weren’t many ice hockey rinks in the pre-Gretzky era, so Chris started playing roller hockey. Chris was an original member of the Armadillos roller hockey team (then known as the “Funky Armadillos”), who would become a dominant roller hockey team in national tournaments for several years. Chris was also a founding member of the Atomic Lobsters, another preeminent So Cal roller hockey team back in the day, with a highlight of finishing 2nd in the NIHA International Championships in 1993. 

3. Playing for the inaugural Peninsula High School team in 1994, Chris scored the first goal ever in a California high school roller hockey league. 

4. After graduating high school, Chris attended @ucla. In 1998, Chris was part of the @uclahockey PAC-8 Championship team that received a bid to participate in the national championships. During Wooberg’s senior season, Chris served as an alternate captain while also receiving the “Unsung Hero” and “Most Inspirational Player” Awards.

5. Chris is now a corporate attorney in So Cal.

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Chris Woo

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