Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

The one only universal force that brings people around the world together more than hockey is the spirit of Christmas. So, this year, the annual Christmas tradition of a video greeting is in the all-inclusive intentions. I hope that other fans might voice themselves more in to finding what kind of content they expect from Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic in 2014.

From us here at the Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic weblog. Have a very Merry Christmas. May all your hockey dreams come true for one 24 timespan.

I hope that Santa Claus knows how to shop at Shop

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Tournaments 2013

It's that time of year again where Americans settle in for some turkey and pie and be thankful for each other and our prosperity (no matter what level). But for other families it means that hockey moms sometimes dread the long weekend of hauling off to some tournament while the kids are off of school. The Pond Ice Rink in Newark, Deleware, USA has been doing many of Thanksgiving tournaments for pee-wee teams from all over for many years.

Since considering myself a graphic arts design enthusiast, I will share this years logo with you as I have done with the yearly tradition.

This year's logo is a little different from the usual sharpness and attention to detail like the other ones have. It has a faded look, but still would look great on any brown, orange, or burnt sienna colored t-shirt. The anthropomorphic turkey is still cartoon looking compared to thee years ago which was a more formal distinguished look.
Good luck to all those teams participating in the week's festivities. - Be respectful to your teammates as well as your opponents.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New Years' Resolutions for 2013

This past year has been one of frustration and disappointments. I hate to say it, but speaking in personal terms, Twenty-Twelve served up more negatives than positives. In a lot of ways, I'm glad to see it go.

Due to the changing nature of the the blogisphere and in my private life, I can no longer keep up with this blog the way I want to. I know this has cost me dearly, but with a greater effort (and loads more confidence), I can get back to building this blog back to where it was all along.

    What I Learned in 2012
  • Hockey fans are the most passionate fans on the internet. We, the fans, maintain a strong appeal in the internet and social media.
  • The anti-Bettman sentiment is also very very strong on the internet. Sure, the players are likable, but NHL managers aren't the ones totally to blame for this lockout.
  • Other hockey leagues experienced a mini-rebirth and ticket sales reportedly grew in areas.
  • Connor McDavid may be the "savior" of the Erie Otters OHL franchise.
  • Florida is slowly becoming a hockey state with the return of the Orlando Solar Bears. All it takes is years of having the teams around to be allowed to build a fan base.
  • It's easier to tweet out game observations and comments than to compose a whole blog draft.
  • USA Hockey is finally catching up to elite status among the international programs. It could be the many kids of former Canadian NHLers starting families in the USA.

    Resolutions for 2013
  1. The resolutions made for 2012 are still resolvable.
  2. With a deeper interest in building up a YouTube presence, I will continue to publish more regularly scheduled blog videos.
  3. I reaffirm my commitment to building a hockey weblog that provides cutting edge content as well as feature unique blog ideas.
  4. I resolve to become even more provocative in my blog entries as to encourage more comments and much desired feedback.
  5. Advance my career in broadcast journalism by continuing to make great media connections and continue trying to crack the starting line-up of a major media company again.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2012 Greetings

Even though we don't have much NHL hockey to talk about yet this season, there's still a reason to celebrate in the holidays.  

So, continuing with the tradition of posting up a blog in front of the tree. I've pre-recorded this message to all my subscribers that I've been gaining over the past year. Please take a look at the video and subscribe to it afterwards.

If you want, you can even leave your holiday greetings in the comment box below or over on the channel. I've got a lot of great new things expected for 2013. Be sure to keep checking in from time to time.

Thanks again, guys and gals.

See you again soon on BlogTV. Of course, I'll film a little of the party over there as well.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Tradition Continues

It's always great to share and indulge in your interests on special holidays. I am thankful that I still have people that continue to keep up on my blog through facebook and twitter.

Many years ago, I started the tradition of posting up the logos for the The Pond Ice Arena in Newark, Delaware. They always debut a new cool looking logo to match up with their traditional hockey tournament played every year during United States thanksgiving. Being an enthusiast for logos designs and other related artwork, I've featured their work here on this page.
Courtesy: The Pond Ice Arena
This year the Pond's thanksgiving logo has a real throwback style to it by using a lot of tan and kachi brown colors. You don't really see much of the actual turkey bird in this logo, but it is still a fixture feature. It looks like they put a lot of thought and hard work into this one.

You can check out the past history of the Ice arena's logos as I have posted a few back in 2007.

For all those participating in hockey this weekend, Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic would like to wish you good luck!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

St. Michael's Holiday 2012 year, 2012 starts a whole new set of updated changes for the September 29th blog post. It started as an inspired post to continue the special Catholic day honoring the legend of my own namesake. So, every year on this day, I spend some time to reflect on how to become a better person. But that's enough about me.

There are two university schools in North America that share the Archangel Michael's name that have a rich tradition of intercollegiate hockey programs. One in Toronto and another in Vermont. Only one problem. When I started this yearly blog custom, The Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the OHL morphed their identity along with their new owners.

One half of this blog's team recap capsule has now come to and end with the sad report that the St. Michael's Majors hockey program as it existed last year in the OHL is no longer. Earlier in the year, I missed the story that the Majors program had again been sold to Landmark Sport Group and were to be renamed. However, the naming rights went back to St. Michael College School in Toronto. I don't know if they will choose to rebuild a new program in a new athletic conference. But moving forward, I will certainly honor the team's long tradition of developing many players for the professional ranks.

COHF would like to wish the new Mississauga OHL team good luck going ahead into this season.

SMC Logo
St. Michael's College program is a Div-II team in the Northeast-10 conference. They have both men's and women's teams. They don't win very often, but they continue to be awesome representatives of the university.

The men's team is looking to fill the continuity gap with the resignation of last year's head coach. Alumni Chris Davidson had hung on to the program for 5 years as head coach while placing 16 total years with the hockey program. That news came in July and it took a month to find Damian DiGiulian in August as a suitable replacement.
It seems like every year that I use the cliche of "nowhere to go but up". The men's Purple Knights team will have to do better than the 6-18-2 of last year's record. While examining their season last year, they did string a few wins together at the end of January of 2012. However, the last few games they lost by a large goals against margin.

The women's team last year didn't have much of anything to be proud of either. A 3-22-1 record is what happens when the team gives up 113 goals (4.34 GAA) all season long. Amazingly, that is the same number of goals against that the men tallied. But as long as they keep up their GPA's, then perhaps their futures after graduation will be be a lot better. Perhaps what they need is an infusion of Div I instruction as the Lady Purple Knights have hired former University of Vermont captain Chelsea Rapin as assistant coach.

Good luck this season, St. Michael's College. I will be praying for you.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Canada Day Cup 2012

Hockey fans across the entire continent are sure blessed to have the sport we love to unite us across the border. After 10 years of covering hockey, I've come upon meeting many people around the world. So, therefore, I celebrate in a special way July 1st in support of them. It was 10 years ago today, in this annual tradition, that I take the time in my activities to simulate a hockey tournament on my Playstation 3 system. So, let me break down the history of this "prestigious" championship.

The first year I chose a format with an East-West 1 game elimination where each Canadian team started the first round against their provincial rivals. As it was my hobby, I would make sure I would be using the most up-to-date rosters.

But as the years went on, EA Sports continued to grow their hockey game franchise and adopted a more true to life scenario whereas they allow users to make their own tournament pools and schedule preliminary games to seed them. To make the tournament even, I had to include the two Canadian franchises that moved to the states, but with thanks to EA Sports, used Colorado and Phoenix in their retro Nordiques and Jets jerseys. But now that the NHL 12 includes the new Winnipeg Jets (formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers) it left me up to an interesting conundrum.

2012 Results:

So, do I use the Phoenix franchise in the tournament knowing that they have the original Jets in their lineage or do I use the team called the Winnepeg Jets. After careful thought, I decided that the new Jets were going to make their debut into this tournament simulation.

Both Eastern and Western conference pools were simulated with preliminary rounds and got to the featured 8 teams in the brackets. With it being a single KO tournament, the final game came down to another Battle of Alberta as the Edmonton Oilers faced their rivals Calgary Flames.

The first period was pretty tight. There weren't any goals until Edmonton lit the lamp twice. There was actually more physicality than goals. That's what playing in a rivalry game is like. I want to believe that a real life tournament game would look just like this. With 3 mintues left in the game, the Flames did manage to get one past Khabibulin to cut the lead in half. But Edmonton killed off the clock and got awarded the COHF Canada Day Cup (see pictured). The Oilers Taylor Hall was the MVP of the tournament coming up with 9 total tournament points.

Previous Canada Day Champions
2002: Toronto Maple Leafs
2003: Edmonton Oilers
2004: Quebec Nordiques
2005: Montreal Canadians
2006: Montreal Canadians
2007: Winnipeg Jets
2008: Calgary Flames
2009: Vancouver Canucks
2010: Toronto Maple Leafs
2011: Quebec Nordiques

Thank you for reading this part of the blog. I'm going back to read up on the free agency news.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic 10 Year Anniversary

Well, I've made it here one more year. It's been a long ride towards this very anniversary. This blog has been the roadway for many opportunities as well as meeting new people across the blogisphere. When I first started Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic, I didn't know that I would be becoming a blogging pioneer as my initial foray into blogging. I thought that I would just use it as a hobby, but this year, I am celebrating it's 10 year publication history.
The story of my blogging career was this. I was IM chatting with a dear female friend from Tyler, TX who told me about a website that publishes diary journal entries. She wanted me to join her and hope that I could become involved with the already blogging community., before it was sold to Google, was indeed user friendly with several different ways to edit the blog page format. For it's content, I would just enter into the form square my thoughts and publish them. But instead of writing journal entries about my personal life, I chose to practice my journalism skills on the game that I love so dearly - hockey. My first blog entry was published today and discussed the playoffs as the Carolina Hurricanes had won the Eastern Conference Championship and followed up with some comments about how Patrick Roy had made a critical error allowing the Detroit Red Wings to tie up the Western Conference series.

COHF circa 2002
The Wayback Machine has helped out on this Internet nostalgia trip. The first blogspot publication was almost prehistoric with very little to look at. It was all text on a blue background. It had my PSU page link up there and a brief form listing my bio stats substituting as a real writers biography. Even though I knew basic HTML, it was still pretty frustrating to edit the page. There were some frustrating moments as the blog didn't look the way I wanted it to look. But as the years went on, I incorporated many programming language tricks I learned along the way.
 I did my best to put as many interests and shout-outs as I could to the many people that I encountered in my early days of using the internet. I wrote about what I knew at the time and featured my blog journal entries on the games I saw on TV.

As many more bloggers were starting up with their own publications, I saw myself in competition with them. So, to counter their attention, I became once again an innovator to the blogisphere. I was the first to incorporate a YouTube video directly into the blog article in 2006 and again including podcasting embedded within the blog source.

The pinnacle of the current blog technology is to incorporate live streaming video and audio content on the page. I'm going to be celebrating live on website to mark the anniversary of 10 years and 100 episodes on the blogging channel. You can stay here and watch me broadcast live or come in to the chat room and ask me questions pertaining to anything hockey.

10th Anniversary + 100 Ep- Broadcast your self LIVE

Of course, I've got plenty of new things in store as well as continuing on the legacy of this blog. It's been a great 10 years - now let's make it ten more!

[Via: Internet Archive - Wayback machine]

Thursday, September 29, 2011

St. Michael's Holiday 2011

It's the one very special spiritual day of the year when I take some personal time to reflect and honor the moniker that has been passed down from my forefathers. So, every year on this COHF blog, I dedicate a little something special to highlight a couple of developmental organizations. I hope these young players represent the kind of sportsmanship and class that the team name invokes.

First up is the Catholic Liberal Arts university near Burlington, Vermont named Saint Michael's College. It's got a Men's and Women's hockey team currently situated in the Northeast-10 Conference. You can follow them on their athletic dept. twitter and the athletic dept. facebook page.

The Men's Purple Knight's team finished last season with an overall record of 11-15-1 and showing some signs of improvement.The real notable part of last season was their efforts to "Think Pink" for cancer awareness last February 4th. In a double header event, the mens and womens teams played host at the Cairns Arena while fans were encourage to attend the "pink zone". But looking ahead to this season, they are also hosting a Holiday Classic event during the last days in December. Even though the program struggles, they did post a great 5-0 record in conference match-ups.

The womens team finished a little low as well at 6-19-2, but still managed to put together an impressive season that showed more victories than the one before that. Some of the stand-out headlines from last season has then-junior forward Madelena Santore score a hat trick in the last game of the season. Congratulations to her. They also will host a Holiday Classic tournament the last few days of 2011.

The next team that is kept in mind today is the OHL's Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. Formerly of the St. Michael's College in Toronto. They are a major junior level team owned by Eugene Melnyk and play in the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

They are coming off a successful Memorial Cup host year having hosted and participated in the yearly tournament. They came up short, losing to the Q's St. John's SeaDogs in the final game, but the experience of the event earned them national recognition. Many of the team's players are back and

The St. Michael's Majors also got to wear a new classic styled jersey uniform at the Memorial Cup last season. Fans of the team are sure to track them down to pay big bucks for the game used ones. But for the 2011-12 season, they've designed a new sweater for the third jersey. I like them both, but it's obvious which pro team they want to look exactly like.

They also to honor a few more legendary players by retiring numbers of Dick Duff (12), Ted Lindsay (5), and Red Kelly (3) at the Memorial Cup Weekend back in May of 2011. I'm hoping that since there have been a number of legendary players to come out of the school, they will hang a few more alums in the Hershey Centre rafters.

The Majors will be facing their OHL rival IceDogs on Sept. 29th in the Jack Gatecliff Arena.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hockey Day in America 2011: A New Space for Advertising Revenue

Quite often on this blog, I will just chose to write something I am more comfortable talking about - graphic arts. When a new logo is revealed, I look at it with a critical eye as well as learn from it's approach. So, this time around, I'll take a look at the newest logo to circulate the web. I realize that this weekend is still a work in progress, but I would still have to call it a success for the enthusiasm that it sent through the existing fan base. The long-term results of this weekend will certainly be labeled TBD.
Hockey Day in America is certainly one that is born of an idea to sell more sponsorships and collect the revenues. I am disappointed in this logo because instead of featuring the subject - the actual reason of the event - people are soon exposed to both familiar brands of McDonald's, NBC Universal, and NHL. If they wanted to run more advertising, they should just flash up the famous golden arches during their broadcast. Something else wrong with this logo is that it doesn't use the American patriotism that pop culture accepts. Why not use the Stars and Stripes of the American flag to get a more American value?

I compared this logo to the HNIC and Hockey Day in Canada that the CBC used earlier last week and that is so much more direct.  Even with Scotiabank as the main sponsor, all it has is the name across the top and the words of the event capture your eyes attention first.

What I do like about this logo is that the hockey puck swoops around the country. I guess the designer is trying to say that hockey encompasses us all and includes everybody. I do like the way that NBC has been building momentum for the NHL while creating themselves a reliable national broadcast.

If USA Hockey and the others invested in the success for this event to happen every year, they should take notes on how our Canadian friends to the north make it an enjoyable long-lasting tradition.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hockey Week Across America 2011

As a result of exposing myself to many new things while being prominent on the internet as well as listening intently to satellite radio on NHL Home Ice, I have been envious of the country-wide celebration that is Hockey Day in Canada. The CBC and others have made it feel like it was a national holiday - just to celebrate the culture and the game I love so dearly.

What became of this celebration was the strongest effort by USA Hockey to try promoting hockey throughout the States. I noticed they did this last year, but coming off of a successful Winter Classic and experiencing a reported meteoric rise in regional TV ratings, turning to a weekend long event in the States is a great encouraging sign that the game is on it's way back.

It should also be noted that this year, the event has a sponsorship whereas last year's attempt didn't. Rebook may be the biggest winner here as they continue to stamp their brand on everything. Could they just about muscle out NIKE in the hockey sporting goods dept.?

If you want to join in with all of the celebration, you can check out USA Hockey's website for the schedule of events. You may also want to check their nationwide pinned locations of which rinks are hosting free events. Their goal is to expose as many people as they can as well as teach them something about the game that they didn't know before.
  1. Wear Your Jersey Day - 2/18
  2. Bring a friend to the rink Day - 2/19
  3. Celebrate Local Heroes Day - 2/20
So, I'll be sure to do the best I can to follow in line with the celebration weekend.

[Via: USA Today]

Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Year 2011 Resolutions

It is that time once again that we traditionally shrug off the previous 12 months and put on new hope and change for the new year.

I've made some tremendous strides during my time here in the blogisphere, but the real job is still not finished. I've seen some time on the big stage with many thanks to FAN 590 in Toronto and have gotten to make some great connections with NHL Home Ice.

2010 proved to be a very challenging year for me both on and off of the ice and through cyberspace. I hope that you all can continue to read my work and enjoy it as much as I enjoy bringing it to you with a vigilant watchful eye.

    What I Learned in 2010
  • The NHL is taking to the future like a duck to water. Getting involved with the cutting edge technology the most compared to the other three major North American sports leagues.
  • The greatest strength of the NHL and the game of hockey is also the weakest link. The more hockey opens itself up to social networking, the more access it gives to haters and trolls.
  • Do not be fooled by what rosters look like on paper. The NHL has created a parity that great teams can be upset at any given moment.
  • Throwback sweaters and history to the game is a good thing, but when too much focus blinds us, we can be unprepared for new challenges that still lay ahead.
  • Most everyone are concerned with hits to the head and player safety. The debate in the media and with fans believe this is the battleground on which more new hockey fans can be won. Contrarily, the argument to instill more respect among players for each other can be better achieved than to legislate toughness out of the game.
  • CONSOL Energy Center is a beautiful new place for a hockey game.
  • Fans can appreciate a great goalie save just as much as a great skillful goal score. Defense wins championships and those who stubbornly refuse to acknowledge it's truthfulness will continue to be miserable.

    Resolutions for 2011
  1. The resolutions made for 2010 are still resolvable.
  2. The return of more of the regular features as well as building up of a new regular blog series.
  3. I reaffirm my commitment to building a hockey weblog that provides cutting edge content as well as feature unique blog ideas.
  4. I resolve to become even more provocative in my blog entries as to encourage more comments and much desired feedback.
  5. Advance my career in broadcast journalism by continuing to make great media connections and continue trying to crack the starting line-up of a major media company again.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2010 Greetings

It's once again time to wish everybody the peace and love that comes around this time of year! So, I made another video to everybody!
Please don't ever get offended by the holiday season. It's all about the spirit of joy, happiness, kindness and love towards all of this big blue ball's creatures. So, the reason for the season transcends all of the bigotry and haters out there.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving for Hockey !!

Once again, it is the traditional gathering of people everywhere in America to take the time and be mindful of the appreciation to the good things and people around us. So, along with the standard answers that I am thankful every year (i.e. family, job, talents, etc...) I am also glad that I have a passion for a great game that has opened many opportunities to me to meet many other fans, players, and cities.

So, why not continue to include hockey into many important celebrations and traditions year after year? A long while back, I highlighted a US Thanksgiving tournament that did just that! The Pond Ice Arena in Newark, DE holds an annual tradition of hockey tournaments on the US Thanksgiving day. I look forward to it every year just to critique the logo that they design for it every year. The 2010 version (seen here) is a different choice for the tournament. It looks formal and dignified compared to the previous years of starring a cartoon anthropomorphic bird. Much like the merchandising of a lot of the professional hockey leagues, if this yearly event were a t-shirt, I would want to collect one every year!
So, I would have to congratulate all the kids and parents who braved the cold weather and sacrificed a little bit of time on the holidays! May the most deserving teams win and I will most certainly keep a patient and keen eye on what next year's tournament logo will look like!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween Hockey Fans

I wanted to wish all hockey fans a very Happy Halloween. And in the spirit of things, the NHL production department has put together a really really great highlight reel. I guess I could show it to you here.
As a whole, I think the League has come together quite well since the lockout and really has been able to provide quality commercials for their product. Sure, it's still not getting the attention it deserves, but at least critics of the league in both the mainstream and electronic medias can not say that the fans aren't turned off from hockey by poor commercials.

Happy Halloween, COHF readers.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

St. Mike's Day of 2010

Each year when this date rolls around, I try to spend a little time blogging about two certain schools with not only important hockey programs, but bearing the special name in dedication to my patron saint.

Mississauga St. Michael's Majors are beaming with excitement that the upcoming CHL Memorial Cup will be held inside the Hershey Arena in Mississauga. That means the Majors get an automatic berth into the Memorial tournament as the host city. But they also have had a lot more to be excited about from last season. They were able to get all the way to the conference finals in the OHL playoffs dispatching teams Peterborough Petes (4-0) and Ottawa 67's (4-3) before running out of gas against the Barrie Colts (1-4). Things are certainly turning around for the franchise as they continue to develop young talent for the professional ranks. Their home opener begins Oct. 7th against the defending CHL champions Windsor Spitfires at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.

The University of St. Michael's in Vermont has both a mens and womens team playing in the NE-10 conference along many of the New England schools. Their season doesn't start until later on in the fall, but recently they have announced the hiring of assistant coaches for the men's and women's teams. I hope that they can find a way to turn the corner on the program while lingering down at the bottom of the league. The men's and women's teams went (7-17-3) and (3-20-2) respectively during the 2009-2010 hockey season. You can check out the Men's and Women's team pages on the links provided.

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year 2010

It is that time once again that we traditionally shrug off the previous 12 months and put on new hope and change for the new year. So, this being another one of my more consistent continual hockey weblog series, I am going to list here what I have learned from this year as well as listing things that I hope I can change in the near future.

    What I Learned in 2009
  • Since the explosion of weblogs, it is getting harder and harder to overcome the noise and grab reader attention from blogs that are sponsored by sports teams and major media companies.
  • Hockey is slowly returning to mainstream popularity as long as it continues to push in the right directions.
  • Canada consistently provides better news coverage of hockey events and knowledgeable punditry worth listening to.
  • It's tough to maintain a blog when the writer no longer has access to stories the way the press does.
  • The efforts of trying to get a new multi-purpose sporting event center to replace the aging (but stoic) Mellon Arena downtown is wrought with red tape and bureaucracy.
  • The NHL Winter Classic looks ridiculous in a baseball stadium.
  • Playing video game hockey online can be a frustrating thing especially when it is infested with 14 and under who not only don't care for the "honor code" but exploit the glitches in the game to subvert any fair play.

    Resolutions 2009
  1. The resolutions made for 2009 are still resolvable.
  2. I resolve to pay more attention to Western Conference teams regarding news stories as well as other blog stories.
  3. I reaffirm my commitment to building a hockey weblog that provides cutting edge content as well as feature unique blog ideas.
  4. I resolve to become more provocative in my blog entries as to encourage more comments and much desired feedback.
  5. I resolve to refrain from using sportswriter cliches like "Cancer in the locker room."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Hockey Traditions

It is that time of year again where we Americans sit around the table with family and close friends and indulge in the finely cooked extravagant meals. Ironic that the bird that was stuffed eventually makes us all feel stuffed!

But what else do we have to be thankful for? Hockey! I have decided that this will become another annual post by sharing with my readers how thankful I am that you all have found your way over here. It started with a little web surfing one day wondering if there was ever a Thanksgiving hockey tournament being played over the holidays. Sure enough, the Delaware ice rink does a yearly kids tournament and features a well designed logo for the event. Check out this years logo at the bottom!

I am also thankful for the friends and FAN 590 fans who have favorably helped provide for a much larger audience. I couldn't have done it without you guys!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving and Hockey Traditions

While our good neighbors to the north may have already celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday, a lot of more militant hockey moms and dads today here in America will be taking advantage of the time their kids will be out of school and cheering them on the ice. Surely, the majority of Americans are feasting on back-to-back football games, but since hockey is my fanatical passion, I wanted to share with you a couple of nice logos that I found through random chance internet searches.
I don't have any association with this rink out in Delaware, but as I study logos and graphic arts, I really enjoyed these logos. I hope you do too. Why not relate a Thanksgiving Hockey story at the bottom in the comments section?

Happy Thanksgiving.