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Because it’s the Cup

There are few trophies in sport that inspire such feelings of awe as the Stanley Cup. Those who play for it and are able to lift it above their heads are a privileged few; those of us laypeople who get to come in contact with it didn’t take that hard road to earn it, but … Continue reading

Braving the Beer League- Spectating

Hi! This is a series about my journey into the world of men’s league/rec league hockey in southeastern Virginia. Having never played before at the age of 24 I decided I wanted to, and thought I’d share my thoughts along the journey. Is it great? Am I an idiot? Have tips? Feel free to let … Continue reading

When Tragedy Hits Close to Home

I started college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in August 1998. In October, Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins after he was beaten and left for dead in a homophobic attack. Just a few months later, on April 20, 1999, I came back from an afternoon class and … Continue reading