Fellow Flames Fans,
Can I call you folks that? Anyway, I've recently fallen back in love with Hockey attending a few Flames Games. No, I'm not a resident of Calgary or Canada for that matter. This is where the story has the potential to get interesting.I started playing Hockey in Southwest Louisiana in 1993. Strange place to start, I know. I liked the North Stars and The Red Wings. Hockey was my favorite sport and I lived in a place where is wasn't readily available. I moved to West Texas and kept playing. This was all roller hockey at the time, but it was Hockey. I played on traveling teams, AAU Junior Olympics, Triple Crown Teams, and tried out for the local minor league WPHL Team, the Odessa Jackalopes all before I graduate from high school.
Then, it stopped. I broke my arm and lost all interest in Hockey. I couldn't hold a stick right for over a year and I flat ass gave up on the sport. All the time I had invested in the greatest game ever, I let go. That was in 2001. In December of 2009, I was visiting some family in Calgary. They took us to a Flames game. I had managed to re-ignite that spark I had with hockey, get drunk on Molson with some Canadians, ride the tram back to our car, and enjoy the hell out of myself. I've been a Flames fan ever since.
I get to attend a game again tonight. I'll be there cheering and rooting for MY team, the Calgary Flames. If you run into a guy that sounds out of place and wearing a Vans Hat, say hi. I'm from Texas and work in the oilfield, there's a good chance we have a lot more in common than you think. Thanks for sharing your team with me and thanks for getting me back in Hockey.
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