Hockey. Canada’s finest game. Well, that’s our opinion at least.
We are at the beginning of our hockey experience. Our sons are 4 and 6. Our 4-year old just started this year, and our 6-year old…well, we can’t get him OFF the ice! He just absolutely loves the game…and they both work very hard at fine-tuning their skills. Their hopes of being in the NHL someday are already well in their minds due to their peers’ similar ambitions, spectacular games on TV (sometimes better than LEGO or Toy Story movies!), the cool hockey cards they can get at the dollar store, and many other factors that appeal to kids. And the sheer love of skating and learning the sport of hockey is so naturally embraced…even at this young age.
But most importantly, they look up to their hockey star idols as role models…as they want to be just like them someday. They want to score. They want to pass. They want to show off their “celly”. They want to hold the Stanley Cup.
One local Halifax Mooseheads star we’re sure started with the same ambitions. And this weekend all of his hard work has paid off, and his childhood dreams we’re sure came true just a little bit more! Sam Asselin, #72 of the Halifax Mooseheads, achieved 48 goals, naming him #1 in the QMJHL!!! His billet family here in Dartmouth ordered a lawn card from us to celebrate this very special achievement, as – rightfully so – they were SO PROUD OF HIM! These special occasions should not go unnoticed, and that’s why we feel grateful to add just a little special touch to keep that smile going on everyone’s face.
GO MOOSE GO! CONGRATULATIONS SAM! We know for sure our sons think you’re pretty cool. 🙂