With many things in life, the line between like and love is extremely thin. For hockey players, the line simply never existed. The second your foot hit the skate, before you even laced up, it was love. The last beep of a 4am alarm clock was nothing more than a definitive starting point between consciousness, and your first stride. Hockey players are no strangers when it comes to kissing the moon good morning. An early morning commitment that builds a different kind of athlete and gives a special meaning to the term “for the love of the game”.
Hockey is a religion, a lifestyle, and above all else, a family. It may very well be the one sport where camaraderie isn’t lost when a player exits the ice, it’s strengthened. Teammates become siblings, coaches parents and fan a mix of extended relatives, all essential to the game. A group of people now related, by their lifetime dedication to the ice. Continue reading over at Wheels Hockey!