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07-15-2009, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
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After all the OHS talk, anyone else here heard of Minnesota Hockey Camp? Players don't run it, but it is top notch and has alot of NHL and college guys playin there. I met Scott Hartnell and know wheeler Malone and oshie were there among others. And the owner is well known.
That's funny that you mention that, because last night one of our guys was talking about the camp. He went there this year and met [apparently] Hartnell (though I thought he was talking about Courtnall). Never heard of the camp until he mentioned it.
So now on to my formal introduction...
I grew up (playing golf) in a small Arizona town, where the people didn't even know that hockey existed. In 1990, at about age 15, I started collecting hockey cards, because they were more valuable than baseball cards. As I started watching more hockey, I started liking the game more and more, and never looked back. Unfortunately, living in that dung-hole, there was no opportunity to play any kind of hockey, even roller. When the Jets moved to Phoenix and became the Coyotes, I made the 4-hour drive several times a year to watch a game. Last year, at age 33, I moved up to Portland, got a job with some guys that play league, and immediately jumped into playing (pick-up games, stick-time, etc...) on the ice.
Last night was my 2nd official league game, and even though I'm getting myself handed to me on a platter, I am having a blast!
And that's my hockey story.
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