Hockey. Why? Why do we skate back and forth night after night?
Skating so hard we throw up. Skating so hard your heart beat rings
in your head, while your lungs are grasping for air. Late nights,
early mornings, Friday nights, Saturday evenings, broken bones,
torn muscles and deep bruises. We skate through it all. Because we
live off our adrenaline, because the game frees your spirit,
because the party in the locker room is fine, because your
invincible once you step on the ice, because a shot can make you
smile all night, sniping the twine, the rattling of the
boards..., the feel of the puck, and skates carving into
the ice is a rhythm to live by, because its possible to skate fast
enough to leave all your worries behind. Sweat is the cologne of
our accomplishment. Why? Why would someone push themselves so hard?
It's not for the money and it's not for the fame. We do it
because we love it- If you are a hockey player and you are proud to
be one, pass this on with pride!!!