Saturday, 4 June 2011

Stanley Cup Playoffs Started on the Farm?

Okay, maybe that title was a tad misleading, but not completely untrue. I am sure many of you learned how to skate on a homemade rink on the farm, so did many of our NHL players.

Mason Raymond, Vauncouver Canucks wingman came from a farm near Cochrane, AB.

The great one, Wayne Gretzky's grandparents were Ontario farmers.

These are just two examples of great Canadian Hockey players who learned to skate on the farm. Gretzky learned at the age of two how to skate on his grandparents homemade ice. Raymond's great grandparents where pioneers of the Cochrane area, and he spent numerous hours on the family ranch's rink.

This is just a reminder of how our roots shape who we become. Most people think that it is fun and a family tradition to teach their children to skate at a young age, I am sure they never thought their sons would become such great hockey players.

Who woulda thought these boys where from the farm. I guess you just never know. 

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