By Bruce Berlet
Brendan Bell’s wife might not be enamored with his latest bit of facial hair, but he’s the early leader for best moustache on the Connecticut Whale during the always worthwhile Movember cause.
During Movember – the month formerly known as November – people worldwide sprout moustaches to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. It started in Australia in 2003 and then spread to South Africa and Europe, reaching American shores five years ago. In 2010 alone, more than 64,500 Mo brothers and sisters got on board in the United States, raising $7.5 million.
Bell, the veteran defenseman in his first season with the Whale after he signed a free-agent deal with the New York Rangers on Aug. 8, is participating in the fundraiser for the third straight year. While wife Monika doesn’t like the scraggly nature of her husband’s face, his Fu Manchu is drawing raves from all sides, and that was even before ...