The Olympics are upon us. We hear all kinds of facts and figures coming from Sochi. I will not bombard you with any thing to do with the games. My thoughts are homeward-bound.

The players who did not make the teams for the Olympics are here, no , ok, I mean they are closer to us than the Olympic players. Most have gone the way of the birds. Down to the sunny and warm south of any country!

They have 10 days to rest, eat and visit family and friends. The players have a season with hectic schedules. All players are ‘on the road’ most of the time, playing games in a strange un-friendly city. Jet lag, time changes and missing family can make one homesick and tired.

This can be called a nice mini holiday where the players can spend quality time with family and they can re-charge their batteries. The regular season starts again on February 25th, 2014

I expect great playing when they start up again. I want to see more energy on the ice and less fighting. I would like to see some of the losing teams rise up, from the dirt and win a few games! I want to see action with no injuries to anyone.

I am hoping that I am not asking for a lot? Maybe I am. But I hope not!

I just want to hear the words ‘Its hockey night’

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".


  1. When you say “I would like to see some of the losing teams rise up, from the dirt and win a few games!”, I wonder whether you are thinking about the Leafs or the Canucks, or maybe both?

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