LLast night in LA, it was the NHL 100 Gala where the greatest players in hockey history all came together to celebrate the National Hockey League.
To be fair, I’m not a huge hockey fan, maybe because my home team (the Leafs) haven’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967, or because of how loud the fans can get screaming at the TV screen. Ironically, no matter how loudly or frequently they scream “get it in the net,” 80% of the time the puck doesn’t go in the net. I just think the net should be bigger so there could be more goals!
Well, last night I had a moment. After all, this is Canada’s game, when 100 years ago, the first two games in the NHL were played with Canadian teams. Given hockey’s history, and my true Canadian patriotism, I realized I need to start appreciating this sport. Unfortunately, despite our country’s dedication to hockey, the first ever Stanley Cup went to the Seattle Metropolitans winning against the Montréal Canadiens… googled it!
I really felt like a proud Canadian last night. This year we celebrate our country’s 150th birthday, as well as the 100th year of hockey, a sport that is so dear to Canadians. The least I can do, as a true Canadian, is to support the sport. Maybe I haven’t been a fan of the sport since I don’t like the cold. This year, I’m making a promise to watch at least 5 hockey games! Who should I cheer for?I love Canada, just not the cold:)