Tag Archives: Cape Breton

Canada: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 1)

So 2017 looks like quite the year for landmark anniversaries!  My LA Kings turn 50.  It’s the 100th anniversary of the NHL and of independent Finland – a country from which half my ancestors and plenty of great NHLers hail.  It’s also Canada’s 150 birthday! To celebrate “The True North’s” sesquicentennial, I’m doin’ a list! […]


On such a winter’s day about two years ago, I was not in my home in L.A. – I was sitting on a player’s bench in a Cape Breton Island ice rink in Nova Scotia.  And if I hadn’t been gasping for breath at the end of a recreation hockey championship game, I might have spared a second to […]