Hockey Fans

A response to the stinger that was written in last weeks paper.

Dear Editor

 

 

I am writing in response to the stinger that was written in last weeks paper regarding the six-year-old kids who were standing up at the Golden Rockets game.

To clarify they were actually standing at least one row below any other people (behind the penalty boxes) so I am sure they could not have been too large of an obstruction for any grown adult.

They were cheering and showing amazing support for their team…their idols. They were not running around making noise, playing hockey in the lobby or being rude. They were being hockey fans and I for one was quite proud of them and certainly was entertained by them.

These kids are the future of hockey in this town and should be admired for their spirit and love for the game at such an early age.

We could definitely use a few more fans like them who show their love for the game so unabashedly. The players love it and respond to it very well. Many kids on the Rockets team commented to me “how nice it was to hear those little guys from the bench.” “It really fired us up.”

The Golden Rockets went on to beat the Fernie Ghostriders 4-0 that night and took over 1st place in their division for the first time in recent memory…so will I be telling those kid to sit down and be quiet any time soon? I dont think so.

Go Rockets Go!

 

Curt Thorne

President of the Golden Rockets

 

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