WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg hockey player has won Internet fame with his rendition – in full goalie gear – of a popular southern dance called The Wobble.
Now the Columbus Cottonmouths, his Georgia hockey team, is marketing the goalie’s dancing prowess.
The Columbus Cottonmouths are selling a new T-shirt with Loewen’s name and Number 1 on the back and the words “Wobble baby” on the front with the Cottonmouths’ logo.
Someone in the front office decided to make the T-shirt and it’s been “selling like hotcakes,” Loewen said Thursday.
“It’s fun. It really is fun,” Loewen said about the fame he’s gained since a video of him dancing with cheerleaders during second intermission went viral. The YouTube video now has more than 800,000 views.
“Enjoy the 13 minutes of fame,” Loewen said with a laugh.
While he’s happy to give the team’s fans some fun and make a little money for the Southern Professional Hockey League franchise, he’s trying to stay focused on the playoffs, he added.
They lost their first game of a three-game series against the Peoria Rivermen 2-0 and they’ve got to focus on winning the next two, he said.
“I don’t want it to become a distraction.”