Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Love Hockey!!!

Hockey season started last night for our Colorado Eagles!! I love opening night! Everyone in the crowd is so happy to be back; we have new players to scope out and learn their moves; the crispness of Fall is in the air; and we have fireworks as the boys are introduced!! It is quite a production and adds to the excitement!

Last night Panks retired and that was quite an emotional thing for so many of us. I wear his jersey with pride to all my games--home or away--and I will continue to do so. His number was retired and is now the first ever to hang in the Budweiser Event Center. He will not be leaving us though because he has joined the coaching staff. So now we all look forward to keeping our eye on him on the bench in an entirely different manner.

Wonder how long before he has one of Coach Stewies' famous yard sales??? That's when the coach lets the ref know that he is not so happy with the call and proceeds to throw all the hockey sticks, water bottles, whatever he can get his hands on out onto the ice!! I remember the first time I witnessed this event and WOW! did it get the crowd stirred up! Of course, he watched the rest of the game from the locker room, but we always go on to win those games. Funny how that works, isn't it?!

That old saying is so true: Life Begins When the Puck Drops!!!