Howdy hockey lovers! Do I have a little quiz for you!!

What does a frozen lion pond, a lion named Sterk, a female zookeeper and a zoo in Nova Scotia, Canada have in common?

Put them all together, you get a hockey playing lion! That is right, you read it here first. When a lion’s pond in Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Nova Scotia froze over due to the weather, the lion’s keeper didn’t miss a beat. The pond just turned into a hockey rink for the keeper and Sterk, the lion.  What can be next, I wonder? Chimps National League? Lions versus lioness? To tell the truth, I didn’t know that lions were so graceful! Look at: Facebook, under Oaklawn Farm Zoo

Remember the backyard ice rink? Remember the fun you had and the way the rink brought people together? Hold the thought. Now, use your imagination and fly to Yellowknife near Great Slave Lake region. (near Alaska) Ten years ago, a hockey game was started and it is still played today. The longest continues game is being played on an ice rink in the middle of the wild. From mid-November to April, hockey rules! Temperatures have hit as low as -30, so frostbite is known to happen. Yellowknife’s residents come out to play, meet new friends and talk to old ones! It is part of what makes the North a wild place to live. All egos are left behind in the warmth of good food and cold beers! The only thing the players need to do before playing hockey, just like all over the winter world——they need to shovel the snow off the ice first!

 

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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