Growing up a Floridian, hockey was never a big deal. Life in Florida is FOOTBALL. Well, at least that’s how it was in my world. I’ve been to one hockey game my entire life – a Boston Bruins game. I can honestly say I don’t remember who won, who lost, how old I was, or anything really… I guess it never sparked my interest. Until now. The United States Olympic Hockey Team. I love the Olympics. My favorite when I was younger was figure skating – but that’s another day and another post. Lisa had a great post about the Olympics last week, so if you missed that, check it out here. Personally, I think it’s impressive when any group of athletes are thrown together on a team to perform in “all-star” type games, but the Olympics? Wow. The U.S. head coach, Ron Wilson commented, “it’s a big chemistry test.” And it is exactly that. Players from all over the place, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay, and tons of other places are on the U.S. hockey team this winter Olympics. But as long as everyone knows their roles, starts practicing, and building chemistry, it should be all good, right? I’d say so. Opening the tournament yesterday, the U.S. hockey team beat Switzerland 3-1. They skated hard, applied pressure, and finished with a showcase of extraordinary skill. I'm excited to be getting into a new sport. There's always room for one more love, right?
Their next game is on Thursday against Norway at 12:00 pm. Hopefully you’ll be watching and supporting! Go USA! *Photo credit goes to NY Daily News