As you walk through the entrance and into the main room, you feel the air cool, you hear the excitement of fans, and you can smell the ice on the rink. As the players skate out, you can feel the anticipation and tension just before the game starts and the crowd goes crazy. While that may be your point of view on a hockey game, it is much different for left wing skater Shawn McEachern. McEachern’s transcript is uncensored, and unscripted. You can hear him in your head speaking, and he does not sound as if he is reading from a teleprompter, or cue cards.
MONTREAL - Did you hear the one about the anglophone comedian who showed up at the francophone demonstration against the anglophone hockey coach? Last weekend, CBC’s This Hour has 22 Minutes parachuted cast member Shaun Majumder into downtown Montreal, betting that they could mine that odd little scenario for comedy gold. Majumder’s mission was simple: talk to some people at a protest outside the Bell Centre. Oh, and be funny. That last part is normally not a problem for the 22 Minutes veteran, but this particular protest was in response to the Habs’ recent hiring of Randy Cunneyworth, so folks weren’t exactly lining up to chat with a unilingual Newfoundlander en anglais.
Thirty to forty years ago young hockey players were taught to be tough and mean, thus allowing their team to be victorious by “beating up” their opposition. (Allain) Today the idea is to be fast, skilled and sportsmanlike, and those attributes along with a lot of hard work and a little luck could turn you into one of the most idolized hockey players to ever play. Although some people may prefer the “rough and tough” playing style, it is apparent that today’s game is moving in a completely different
Hockey has been nothing but good for me and I am so thankful that I was given the oppurtunity to play. I've met some people that have completely changed my life for the better and I've traveled to some awesome places that I would’ve never been to if it wasn’t for this fantastic sport. Ever since my first few strides on the ice, I knew that this is what I would want to play for the rest of my life. In just 10 years, I have won some awards and done some things that most kids that have played this sport will never be able to say they've done. From tournament MVP'S in youth hockey, to Section III High School Hockey 2nd team all-star awards representing PHS all by myself.
Cohesion was easily attainable for the weekend work group because of the similarities in the employees’ external statuses. But through other background factors, mainly the organizational culture and reward system, the group cohesiveness produced emergent systems that became detrimental to the workplace and overall organization. A major contributing factor for cohesion among the Toronto Training Academy’s (TTA) employees was the similarities in their external, or outside of work, statuses. These include similarity in age and educational background, as well as the fact that most of the participants in the tournament games were male. These characteristics hold true for the two supervisors in the group who participated in bagel hockey as well.
People of the entire province often joke the unpredictable weather by laughing about how one will blast the heat and the air conditioning in the same day. This holds true to the good nature and laid back attitudes of the people. In Saskatoon your neighbour isn’t just a neighbour. People never hesitate to lend a hand nor do they feel ashamed to ask for help. The sense of community is contagious and even immigrant citizens pick up on the values fast.
In “The Wave” Mr. Ross told his students that they had the power to start something, and Geoffrey Canada from Fist Stick Knife Gun was influenced by the others around him to fight and be violent. “You can have power to start something great if you learn through discipline” (Rhue). Mr. Ross told his students that they could become strong through discipline and under his influence they started “The Wave”. Geoffrey Canada was around fighting and violence his whole life and he was influenced by the people around him how he acted toward his problems. In both stories kids were influenced by adults.
In 2002, the Canadian Hockey Association and Palmer Jarvis introduced a campaign designed to create awareness about inappropriate parental behavior at hockey games(Relax, It’s Just a Game 1-4). The campaign is called ‘Relax, it’s just a game’ and has since been a huge success in making parents and fans aware of the dark side of hockey bullying. Though some incidents still occur, for the most part, parents respect the game, officials and players on the ice. Just like in any sport of aspect in life, there are bound to be a few rotten apples that try to spoil the whole
As a result another player could easily get to a ball before you can and you can run out of time before you get to your destination. There are always players that sitting next to the net as well just like vultures, waiting for their prey. This leads to an easy offensive development due to the fact that the goalie can just throw the ball to the players in the net and they could score. This makes scooter hockey an overall difficult sport to play. That is why I do not like scooter