Jackie Soo and John Barr are sharpening their skates and preparing to hit the ice this weekend for their favorite fundraiser: the Seattle Thunderbirds’ 19th Annual Hockey Challenge, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska. This will be John’s 13th year taking part in the Challenge; 12 years for Jackie, and each… Read More


By now, the internet and social media are teeming with stories, thoughts and opinions about the investigation into rape accusations made against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. I’m not here to add to the plethora of posts and comments, but to share a two of my favorites. This first comes from Julie DiCaro, a columnist for… Read More


Written in 2008   I LOVE HOCKEY. I freely admit it. I love everything about the game: the speed, the grace, even the violence. And after reading an article posted by Jodie over at “The Sidney Crosby Show”, http://sidcrosby.blogspot.com/2008/06/oren-koules-is-awesome.html , I have another reason to love hockey, or at least, one NHL Team owner. The… Read More


  My computer wallpaper consists of a photo featuring two hockey players: Kris Letang and Luc Bourdon. Kris’ arm is draped around Luc’s shoulders. They are both grabbing the handles of a trophy cup. Medals hang from around their necks. Luc’s face is split in a wide, joyful grin. Kris is smirking, his free hand… Read More


Written in 2008 I was the National Anthem singer for my university. If there was a sport to be played, you’d see me singing the anthem before every game. Our school has an NCAA Divison I ice hockey team, so it was inevitable that we would eventually play a Canadian school, although I thought it… Read More


Written in 2008. I was honored to learn Georges included this post on his website for several years.     The first time I saw Georges Laraque on the ice, I didn’t know what to think. Here was a player who was not afraid of anything, not afraid to muscle his way through throngs of… Read More


Written in 2008 Before I go any further, let me say most emphatically, that I am a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, and a rabid one at that. The Pens’ loss in the Stanley Cup Finals still pains me so much that I cry if I dwell on it too much. Having said that, I wanted to… Read More


Written: September 2008   This week, I will undertake one of the most grueling events in my life. I will walk 60 miles to help raise money for and awareness of breast cancer research. I am taking part in the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk in Seattle. And the reason I signed up for this… Read More


Written in 2008 This is the story of two mothers. Both have sons who live and breathe hockey and aspire to reach that elite level- the NHL. Both boys enter the NHL draft. One gets picked to be the New York Rangers top prospect. The other learns he has a heart problem that could cause… Read More