I never played hockey. On Ice.
So I suppose that street hockey doesn’t count when you ask if I ever played. My answer to you will be no. I was a baseball guy. I still am sort of, as I try to extend my career or stay young playing softball. I did play some football briefly, but it was baseball that I played the most. I never learned how to skate though which I regret. Maybe my next life I can change that.
I did however fall in love with this game of hockey at a very early age. My about page at the top if this site will explain it briefly. The speed, the skill, and the hitting. On top of that it’s the energy, and intentsity that the game provides. I don’t think that there’s any other sport that can do for you what hockey can when it comes to those feelings. The adrenaline rush when you see two players collide, a breakaway goal, or a big glove save. All signs of how great this game really is and why we love it so much.
It’s amazing to me how my passion for this game has come about, and how deep it really runs. For such a complicated and intricate sport, sometimes though it’s very simple.
Like these kids that are shown in this CBC opening montage for the Winter Classic; it’s easy to see how we can get excited about this game. I have said many times that here in the United States we get the short end of the stick when it comes to television production of games. CBC and even TSN, both Canadien broadcasting companies do a fantastic job providing us action, interviews, analysis and complete coverage of NHL action.
Watching this short video made me appreciate the game of hockey even more. I hope you will too. With goosebumps.
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