Oral surgery paired with a hockey game is not the best introduction a person can have to the game. I attended my first hockey game at the ripe old age of 28. It was a San Antonio Rampage game in San Antonio, Texas.
I was 6 rows from the glass and had just had my wisdom teeth removed the day before. Four wisdom teeth down and a great deal of pain to go, I sat in the seat trying my hardest to follow the game. Each slap shot, check into the glass, and loud cheer sent shockwaves of pain searing through my jaws into my brains. Despite the throbbing raidiating from my mouth, I stayed for the entire game and even managed to cheer without popping a stitch.
I knew then that I loved hockey.
I started getting some interest in hockey when the then Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas. I listened as people insisted Texas and hockey mixed as well as oil, Texas Tea of course, and water. I watched a young Mike Modano become the face of Texas hockey and Dallas embracing a sport other than football or baseball.
As the years have progressed I have had two wonderful children who were born to be hockey fans. I graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas with an emphasis in Sociology and Government. Upon graduating I entered into the world of teaching where I currently teach 7-12th grade Social Studies in the Dallas area.
While my career is not as a writer, I have a passion for writing. Originally a Journalism major in college, I have written and copy edited for “The Shorthorn” at the University of Texas – Arlington and “The Carolina Flyer” at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina.
When the opportunity to marry my love of writing with my love of hockey here at Blackout Dallas came along, I jumped at the chance. I look forward to covering the Dallas Stars and their affiliated teams with same excitement a crowd feels when they see the puck drop.
Favorite teams: NHL – Dallas Stars
CHL – Allen Americans
AHL – Texas Stars
Favorite players: NHL – Alex Goligoski, Dallas Stars (Kari Lehtonen a close 2nd)
CHL – Darryl Bootland
AHL – Jack Campbell