Browsing Tag »hockey«
→ May 4, 2010
BufferI was a hockey player.
From age 7, I laced up a battered second-hand pair of Bauer skates and leaned heavily on my stick. I remember shopping for my first set of hockey equipment with my dad. The shins pads were fitted for size, as were the shoulder pads, padded pants, gloves and helmet. Then, my [...]
→ February 23, 2010
BufferI watched with some disgust on Sunday (Feb. 21, 2010) as enthusiastic Canadian hockey fans booed Team USA as they stepped on the ice.
Now, I know this is hockey and hockey has special status here. When fans act unsporting, we tend to put it down to them just being excited hockey fans. Booing and taunting [...]
→ January 24, 2010
BufferFriday night we abandoned our normal Shabbat dinner plans and headed down to the Parade of Champions. EPCOR has been teaming up with the Oilers and sponsoring special events featuring Canadian Olympic athletes. Benny and I accompanied LA to meet Olympic kayaker Adam Van Koeverden .
Adam is a bit of a celebrity athlete. It doesn’t [...]
→ December 14, 2009
BufferIt was Benny and Ella’s first NHL game.
Ben still talks about the game we went to when the Maple Leafs beat the Swedes. The “Maple Leafs” were the Canadian junior team and the Swedes were the Swedish juniors and they were playing an exhibition match last December prior to the Ottawa World Junior Championships.
But this [...]