So, the question needs to be asked: Does this sport define us as people, or do the participants make the game? The answer is, “Yes.” Hockey is a sibling to Canada’s past.
As a Canadian, my identity is tied to this sport. This game has the same nature that created this nation. In its play, I observe tenacity, endurance and heart. I witness players adapting to the changes that occur around them with fluid strength and a quiet pride. Comradeship is balanced with the solid awareness of each player’s potential. Controlled abandon is skillfully applied.
My past memories of hockey have defined my present. This is how I to choose to play the game of life.