The Game Will Always Be Here

Last post of the year. I promise…

The game will always be here.

All year we ‘hockey people’ are locked in on chasing our goals and dreams whatever they may be. Then this special time of year comes around and our perspective changes somewhat. Or at least I hope it does.
It really did for me this year.

People involved in this game at any level are all very competitive and focused on trying to be successful. We all have goals and things we are striving to achieve. That is what is great about the sport. It becomes woven into the fabric of our lives. It is filled with all sorts of interesting people and we spend a lot of time with teammates, coaches and colleagues throughout the year.
But this time of year is and should always be first and foremost about family and loved ones. Regardless of your faith…..

I recently was reminded of that and hopefully this last post of 2014 will help you remember that as well.

There are always big holiday tournaments and of course one of the most popular events of the year happens now with the World Junior Tournament getting started. The game marches on….regardless of the season. It always will.

That being said, I do hope you get to take a short break from the game during this special time of year. It can be so healthy.
Good hockey players are said to play with their heads up. So this holiday season take some time to look up and around you, and focus on people who are along with you in your journey, even when the buzzer sounds.  Brothers, sisters, moms, dads, grandfathers, grandmothers, sons, daughters…….friends. I hope you get to take some time to enjoy and cherish their company.
I know I am going to.
It is the season of giving and gifts.

Every one of us is very fortunate to be involved in this game. But some of the real gifts in life are not always hockey related.
But they are related……
Enjoy this special time of year with your family and loved ones.

The game will always be here.


Here’s to a great 2015!

Happy Holidays Everyone!