We openly admit that hockey is a major part of our life. Always have. Always will.
Colin plays for one, sometimes two teams nearly year-round. We attend NHL games, often when the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres or Western Conference teams are visiting Hockey Bay. From late September to mid June, the NHL Network is my go-to channel, dropping History Channel, Discovery Channel and NatGeo down a rung on the ladder. Every so often, too, a special event, so to speak, makes the calendar.
A 24-hour span, from Friday to Saturday, provides a perfect example. From a Bauer Hockey Day in Brandon, where the company put its latest models of $429 skates and $200 sticks on the Christmas lists of about 100 hockey players, to three games in five hours, as two of his 2013-14 hockey seasons opened, Colin was on the ice for more than six hours.
Want to know something? He had no complaints. Nor did we. It's our hockey life:
|Getting some free ice time, while trying out Bauer Vapor X100 skates and an APX2 stick.|
|The first of his two games with his Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning Pee Wee A squad.|
|He joined his Pinellas P.A.L. Stars teammates for his second game of the day about 20 minutes after his first TBJL game.|
|He's in there -- somewhere -- after the TBJL White won its first game of the season.|