March 11, 2014
Recently, there have been some concerns about the state of hockey in Canada. Some were upset about the Junior team not getting a medal. Others didn't like the Olympic team that was picked. But for me, I saw a much bigger problem. After Rink Burgers came out, I got to go back into the rink, meet new people and see kids enjoying the game. Wait. Many kids were not enjoying the game -- not at the rink, not on the pond, and worst of all, not on the streets. Where the Streets Have No Games is a response to the kids we have lost. Some of you might disagree with my assessment. That's ok. But what I hope it starts is a debate- just let the kids play.
There are a lot of great coaches, parents and volunteers. That's what makes our game so incredible.
Where the Streets Have No Games is a short play about a group of Saskatchewan boys trying to play a game of hockey in the backyard. It's six pages long, and I have provided my contact information at the end of it. I look forward to reading your comments, emails and tweets. Please feel free to share this story with anyone. It's free.
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PS The free chapter is still here to read. Check it out. Rink Burgers.