It's the final day of November, which means it's time to award the crown for top mustache on the San Jose Sharks now that the players have had a full 30 days to grow out the most impressive 'stache possible.
But first, a primer. Every season, players around the NHL grow out their mustaches to raise awareness of men's health issues during the month of November. The San Jose Sharks are no different, with six players officially taking part in Movember (the majority of the other 17 or so players already have full beards).
The players, alongside Pizza Factory, are growing out there mustaches to raise money. And each week, sjsharks.com will rank how good the mustaches look through our completely arbitrary Movember rules, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Follicular density
- Overall grooming
- Week-by-week progress (no coasting)
- Can we see it?
Donate to the player (or mascot) who you think rocks the best 'stache.
Compare to week one's rankings.
Compare to week two's rankings.
Compare to week three's rankings.
Compare to week four's rankings.
So: who takes home the crown of top mustache? It's time to find out.
7. Timo Meier
What we learned in Movember: 21-year-olds have tough time growing mustaches. Sorry, Timo.
Donate to Timo Meier's mustache here.
6. Chris Tierney
This is a good, if unspectacular mustache. If it was a darker color, there's a good chance it'd be further up the list due to visibility. Unfortunately, this 'stache doesn't stand out in the crowd (may we suggest dyeing it next Movember?).
Donate to Chris Tierney's mustache here.
5. Logan Couture
A solid effort (and he kept the stache all of Movember, unlike last year), but many of his teammates have him beat.
Donate to Logan Couture's mustache here.
4. Ryan Carpenter
He's been penalized for a few weeks now for getting at head start, but at this point, all the players have had enough time to fully grow a mustache. And with that in mind: yep, Ryan Carpenter's mustache is an impressive one.
Donate to Ryan Carpenter's mustache here.
3. Pizza Factory Mascot
Name a more fitting mustache for a pizza restaurant's mascot. We'll wait. But yes, this is an incredible mustache, topped only by a duo of Sharks that have consistently shown great mustaches.
Donate to the Pizza Factory's Mascot's mustache here.
2. Brenden Dillon
Great goatee attached to a great mustache. Bonus points for keeping up with the grooming (and giving us a smile).
Donate to Brenden Dillon's mustache here.
1. Dylan DeMelo
There's a reason he's the Sharks mustache GOAT. Some people say this 'stache deserves first, second, and third place (and those people may be Dylan DeMelo himself), and while that's hardly fair, this is far and away the best Movember effort.
Donate to Dylan DeMelo's mustache here.