Important love of hockey not lose its luster; thanks for honour

After announcing at the Bantam AA game last weekend and having been informed to read the paper's, 'player of the week'

Dear Editor,

After announcing at the Bantam AA game last weekend and having been informed to read the paper’s, ‘player of the week’ when I get home, I can’t fully express the feeling I had as I opened the paper, read through the lists of players and then finding my name being listed as the Bantam’s player of the week. But I can tell you, it is truly an honour to be recognized by the club for doing what I feel is something everyone should have and enjoy.

Having been raised through minor hockey and with a father in broadcasting who called our games, it’s always been a passion to be able to do the same for my own children.

After our arena’s collapse, I found it only fitting that our emphasis for the love of this game not lose its luster and be known as, ‘that sad year we lost our arena’ but that we have our experience heightened by adding an element to the game that I remember fondly growing up. Having the music, the sound of hearing your name announced Ñ it all added to the full experience of the game, growing up with hockey.

The bonds that go with that are made for life and memories are forever forged within, so it’s truly an honour to be recognized for being a part of that for everyone.

This is definitely Hockeyville!!!!

Kris Lindberg,

Sylvan Lake