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Giving Thanks

Posted by Michelle Anderson on

Giving Thanks

I am first thankful for all of the positive male role models hockey provides.  As a single mother, I can do “dad” things, but my son needs the balance of perspective.  I can throw a ball around the yard or take him to a game or even teach him how to jumpstart a car, but he needs the male influence to balance out my nurturing and tendency towards over protection.   I am thankful for all of the coaches, referees, managers, league officials, and trainers who selflessly and tirelessly volunteer their time for the love of the game.  Yes, I said...

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The View

Posted by Michelle Anderson on

The View

I recently joined a hockey mom group thinking, well, honestly, I don’t know what I was thinking now.  I would not sit anywhere near many of them at a game after seeing some of the things they are saying on social media.  They are definitely not my people.  There were so many posts complaining about referees, and look, I get it.  I’ve been pretty mad during a few games in my time, but the honest truth is it didn’t affect the outcome.  We didn’t lose any games because of the referees.  We didn’t win any either, and if you think...

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