HDIC – Even More Thoughts

I’m the first to admit – I thought the Canucks were done when Calgary built up the 3-1 lead. But they did something that they haven’t done in a fairly long time. They kept pushing and pushing and it paid off. A 4-3 win, and their first win over an Alberta team this year. That makes two in a row, yes, but now is not the time to lose focus.

Finally, this is the first Hockey Day in Canada in a few years that I haven’t spent the whole day watching. And I’m sorry that I missed it, because no matter what part of this country you come from, hockey seems to touch us all. A lot of people will say, “It’s just a game,” and, to some extent they’re right. But it’s our game. It’s been a part of this country for too long.

And while I don’t play the game anymore (realizing that you’re not going to get drafted to a junior team is a pretty hard thing to face when you’re a teenager. You’ve worked hard from the time you were six or seven, with dreams of playing in the NHL, only to find out that the dream is over at 15), I still love it. I have to. It’s part of being a Canadian.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

    I’ve always had to work Saturdays and so I’ve never been able to watch much more than the last game of Hockey Day in Canada.



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