Thursday, March 31, 2011
When Hockey Leaves Town...
By Lisa Ovens
It's been some time since my last post. I have a pretty good excuse: my good friend, hockey buddy and creative collaborator, Michelle of Thunderpeep Designs made plans to move back to her homeland, Toronto, this month. And I helped her out through the moving process. We spent some great times together hauling boxes down the stairwell of her three floor walk up, and milling about transport offices like Fedex and Greyhound.
Hockey has moved on. Or rather, hockey has moved back to where she came from. You see, Michelle is a combination Toronto Maple Leafs fan/Calgary Flames fan. We rarely united on the NHL cheering front during her years in Vancouver. But we were as respectful of each others allegiances as we could possibly be. Of course, all of this changed whenever we hit Vancouver Giants games. We had some awesome times rooting for the Giants at the rink on Renfrew, and if we saw them on the road...it always seemed to be Everett, Washington as the road game destination of choice as they battled the Everett Silvertips.
Now, we have a plan...meet in Ottawa next year for the NHL's 2012 All Star Weekend festivities. But for now, it'll be me enjoying the rest of the Canuck's season while Michelle reintergrates herself into Leaf Nation again. And of course, plenty of skype!
Best wishes, Michelle, I miss you already :o(