Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Remembering Dad - - -
My Dad played major/junior in Ontario, carded to the Boston Bruins.
Anyway, this cartoon really reminded me of Dad's power and strength. He was only 5'10 1/2" but solid muscle. When he checked someone, they kind of ended up like the cartoon.
Seriously, Dad said he'd stop in his tracks and let a player hit him rather than flatten the guy - especially if the other player were of a slighter build.
One time someone asked if he knew "such and such" an NHL player - Dad smiled and said he'd run into him once in a while - they didn't get the pun.
According to BIL, my Mom watched her first game and said, "I married a monster."
I wish to clarify, Dad did not play dirty, he played tough. He coached in later years and every time a fellow was hit, skating with his head down, Dad would say, "He'll keep his head up next time."
Missing both you and Mom at this Christmas season. Love Jean