By Rochelle Bergman

I sat.  I waited.  I had hoped.  But still the strike is on!  Will we see a game played this season, at all?  Maybe.  Don’t hold your hockey stick too high, there is a bigger chance that this season is out.

I sat.  I waited.  I had hoped.  When I hear the TV news in the morning, I stop what I am doing to hear anything about hockey and the strike.  The two sides seem to be so far apart that it will take a Christmas miracle to get the two sides even speaking.

I sat.  I waited.  I had hoped.  One day while I was searching the net, I noticed this little column about the strike.  I realized this is the Christmas miracle we have been waiting for.  This is for the hard core lovers of the sport.  It is for the people who spend their last dime for a ticket.  For the lovers of cold  hot dogs at the game.  For taking your kid to the game for the first time and watching him doze in the third period, with a huge foam finger resting on his lap.;_ylv=0/SIG=13vujet42/EXP=1350580414/**http%3A//–nhl.html

I sat.  I waited.  I had hoped.  This little column made me smile, hope it does for you.

Have a good christmas and a safe new year!  I will be back in the new year, with a strike or not!!!




Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, her team is always the Toronto Maple Leafs. Instead of falling for movie stars, Rochelle fell for hockey players. As she grew up, her passion grew to include wanting to be the first female NHL player, the first female 'water' girl for her team and catching a true NHL puck. She did try for the puck, only to learn that A) the puck could have killed her, if she tried to get it or B) you needed to buy one. Years later Rochelle still loves the game! Now a days instead of wanting to join the players, (don't let her fool you, she still wants to join the team) she writes about them. Her one wish in the world is to be alive when the Toronto Maple Leafs win their next Stanley Cup! Rochelle has a certificate in Marketing/Communications at the British Columbia School of Technology and a writing certificate from Simon Fraser University. She has started her own writing company, "From Rochelle's Pen".


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