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Why is this the best BLT in the world?

We all met and started within the Beginner/Learn to Play program. We formed a team and have stuck together and are back at it already this Winter. On top of the season, a large group of the team signed up for the additional programs throughout the year that taught us how to enhance our skills such as shooting, skating, passing, stick handling much better.

Why we deserve to win the Westy?

We are team that is made up of quite the mix of players. Some who learned to play very young in life and have not put on the skates in years, some who never could afford to play hockey growing up, some who never had team sports in the small towns where we lived in and some who are relatively new to Canada and are learning why this is the greatest game in the world. During the day, most of us are Dads who work as managers, IT guys, system analysts, delivery guys and so on but at night time, we get to strap on the pads and lace up the skates which for some of us is actually getting to live that ice cold dream of skating down the ice to make that beauty pass, to make that game changing save, to score that winning goal and live the dream that any hockey player has had before. Getting to celebrate that one teammate’s first ever point on the stat sheet in his life in any sport on any team. Seeing a goalie who has never ever put the pads on before gaining his confidence with each glove or kick save. On the rare night, looking up at the stands and seeing some of the wives and our children cheering us on with pride (yes we have had people come watch us at times). Having a laugh at mishaps along the way but hearing the genuine cheers and support from a group of guys… the boys… our team… is what makes this the Best Beer league team in the world. We win some. We lose some. But that never seems to really be the point of discussion. None of us will ever get to make the NHL but those post game handshakes, the smiles and the laughter that comes out of the dressing room for that couple hours each week makes us feel like we are somehow at the top and living the dream and reminding us all why hockey is the greatest game.

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