The Wellwoods are a women's street hockey team from Vancouver. More than that, they are a women's street hockey team named for Kyle Wellwood. My first inclination is to question why anyone would do such a thing. Is it because all the women in this photo are adorable? Is it because this team is the weakest in the league? Is it because the team doesn't have what it takes to make it in Russia? Maybe it's all of these things.
Also, according to an anonymous commenter who plays for this team, Rule #42 of the Wellwoods charter is as follows: Training = Cheating. That explains it.
Edit: According to a member of the team, the Wellwoods will be competing in the National Street Hockey Championships during CBC's Hockey Day in Canada. And we will be cheering for them.
Edit 2: According to another Wellwood, "Our team philosophy was built upon the Three Pillars of Kyle Wellwood: Soft hands, sharp minds, and overall adoreableness.
Our ultimate goal in 2011 is to achieve the impossible: a team photo with the legend himself!! We have no idea how to go about it but having him back in North America is a start. The next step will obviously be to recruit him as our head coach, but we'll settle for a photo for now."
The very idea of The Three Pillars of Kyle Wellwood makes me smile like a schnook.