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Friday, January 29, 2010


Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok, begins today, Friday and continues throughout the weekend. Today is 'Favorite Hockey Jersey' and all you fans of the Great Game are encouraged to don some hockey wear today and this evening. In addition to my aforementioned Texas Stars sweater, I have also decided to sport my retro (they like to call them vintage now, don't they?) Capitals sweater for the early part of the day.

I figured some red, white and blue (and lots of stars!) would be appropriate for today's celebration across America.

And to suit, the little Pills are rocking their red OV-1 Caps infant sweaters today, as well. Tis an 'homage' to family roots and my first hockey game ever attended and to the fact we appreciate NHL hockey, itself - not just a home team doing well in the standings.

Ha. No conflict of interest there. (DAL is currently 11th in the West)

Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away L10 Streak
54 35 10 9 79 182 132 18-4-7 17-6-2 7-1-2
54 31 18 5 67 147 141 20-8-2 11-10-3 5-4-1 Won 2
53 31 19 3 65 160 147 14-9-2 17-10-1 6-4-0 Won 4
53 23 19 11 57 152 171 15-5-5 8-14-6 5-5-0 Won 1
54 24 23 7 55 150 171 16-8-2 8-15-5 6-4-0 Lost 2

Still, it's a beautiful thing, the fact you can buy a Reebok jersey small enough to fit a human who cannot even crawl, much less skate yet. We fans, at times, respect few boundaries, eh? But we'd have it no other way.

But the fun extends through the weekend and their various events being staged throughout the nation to celebrate the game by honoring its tradition and introducing the game to the future's stars...and for free.

From the USAHockey.com site:

USA Hockey will feature more than 140 rinks offering a free trial of hockey on Saturday, Jan. 30. Most free trials are being held at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time, but please check with your local host site for official times. The final goal is to get as many first-time players on the ice and later transition them to each host site's full-time programs. For a list of the rinks currently participating, click here. For a complete overview, please click here.

View Hockey Weekend Across America "Try Hockey for Free" Clinics in a larger map
If you are formulating some weekend plans this evening, please check out their site for participating towns as well as the many other events planned.

And remember tomorrow, Saturday is 'Bring a Friend to the Rink' day, presented by the NHL. We at OGA suggest taking a friend who has never seen a live hockey game. Not only will you become a hero in that person's life, but you will doubly enjoy the game and the satisfaction of having won yet one more convert to the cause.

Because it's good to share. That's what I keep telling the little Pills, anywhoo. More on the weekend's festivities later, as time allows...

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