Halifax Mooseheads’ Vincent Watt finally bids adieu to mullet for the ages

Andrew Rankin
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HALIFAX - His golden monster played witness to a few of Vincent Watt’s most memorable hockey achievements.

Halifax Mooseheads mullet sporting rookie Vincent Watt in early season action (left). A cleaner-cut Watt was on display at team practice last week.

Surely, that wild sea of blond and red stood on end, for at least a moment, the day the stocky winger was drafted by the Memorial Cup champion Halifax Mooseheads last summer.

Who knows what it was thinking when Watt made the Herd in training camp, to say nothing of when the pair made their QMJHL debut last fall?

But after two full years as an item, Watt said goodbye… to all of it, just a couple of weeks ago.

“It doesn’t really matter to me, it’s just hair,” said a stone faced Watt.

It wasn’t just a mullet, though. It was an afromullet, a thick, golden mass reaching far and wide in seemingly every direction.

“I felt like it was time for a change, playoffs are here now, you gotta look sharp.”

This is true. A crown once occupied by one of the greatest, most original mullets ever to hit the Q is now replaced by something shiny but foreign, ordinary even.

Yes, most of his teammates had seen enough. But the ladies hadn’t. Well, at least some of them (“50/50, to be honest,” admitted Watt.)

What might come as a surprise to most Mooseheads fans is Watt paid little heed to his golden flow. Often times he wouldn’t even touch the thing post shower, not even blow-dry it.

Things got so out of hand, his teammates were not only asking, but demanding a trim.

“Big time,” said Watt. “Man, all the guys were saying get rid of that hair buddy, it’s bad…”

Good riddance, says his teammate, Mooseheads defenceman MacKenzie Weegar.

“As far as mullets go I give it a one out of 10,” declared Weegar, who sports a sparkling, raven black mullet of his own. “He didn’t keep it groomed. It was puffy, blond and orangey too.”

A worthy mullet, Weegar explains is deserving of care, devotion.

“Mine’s a 10,” said Weegar. “It’s perfect. You can’t get any better than mine. I keep my flow well, my hair is my whole body, so I have to treat it as my temple.”

Regardless, Watt isn’t ruling out a return of the notorious mullet.

Perhaps, next year.

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