I was lucky to get the opportunity to have a question and answer session with Wang (pictured below), who sadly during the offseason isn't getting much action. Here's the Tech Hockey Blog Exclusive interview with Gong Wang:
Tech Hockey Blog (THB): Where are you from originally?A little while into the interview, I realized Mr. Wang wasn't going to answer my questions. He's an stinkin' inanimate object! A wave of panic instantly came over me... I didn't want to disappoint all twenty-some of THB's readers. It didn't take me long to come up with a solution to the problem though (it's my engineering knowledge at work! ...but not really). From now on, I'll just pretend to be Gong Wang and answer all the questions like I think he would answer them if he was animate.
Gong Wang (GW): ...
THB: When did you join the Tech Hockey Fanbase family?
THB: Do you have a favorite hockey Husky?
THB: What's your favorite color?
THB: Care to elaborate?
THB: What are you looking forward to most this upcoming season?
THB: When did you join Mitch's Misfits?
Tech Hockey Blog Pretending to be Gong Wang (THBPtbGW): I believe I made my debut at Winter Carnival, when Minnesota came to visit. Although, I'm not 100% positive because the memory of a gong is not good.
THB: What was your favorite memory this past season?
THBPtbGW: Probably when the Huskies tied the Gophers and the Badgers for the last two home series. I was pretty loud those nights.
THB: What do you think of Tech's new skating treadmill?
THBPtbGW: Oh I think it's terrific! There's no doubt about it that this makes Tech better than UND. This is the best thing to happen to MTU since you started being a student here 3 years ago.
THB: Aww, so kind of you. Now... I don't mean to get personal or anything, but... how big are you?
THBPtbGW: *laughs* About 20-22 inches or so... but I haven't measured.
THB: Quite impressive. Do you have a least-favorite WCHA hockey player who has recently left for the NHL?
THBPtbGW: Actually, I do. His name is Matt Greene.
THB: We have much in common, Mr. Wang.
THBPtbGW: Please, call me Gong.
THB: Very well, Gong. So do you do anything else besides show up at hockey games?
THBPtbGW: I've been to a tailgater in Houghton put on by the [good] Gopher fans. That was a good time. I've also made a couple of appearances at broomball playoff games.
THB: So what do you enjoy doing, Gong?
THBPtbGW: I like to be beaten.
THB: ...I guess that makes sense. I mean... you're a gong and all. It would certainly suck to be a gong if you didn't like to be beaten. Well Gong, I'd like to thank you for doing this interview with me for Tech Hockey Blog. I'd shake your hand, but... well... you know. We'll be seeing you again soon!
THBPtbGW: Happy to do it!