JSEDINMember Since 14 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2012 09:14 PM
HOW I BECAME A HOCKEY FAN:
1995 AT the age of 5, I came here to Canadal; all the way from where i was born in Sri Lanka. When i was 7 i was old enough to understand how to fully play, and enjoy a sport. The sport i fell in love with was Basketball cuz thats all we played in Sri lanka. Basketball and cricket. i was on a Basketball team and everything!
Then Grade 5. is where it all began. Outside our school was this hockey pitch(wow forgot about that word) and i decided to try hockey out. So i signed out a hockey stick from inside and went out and played with the other kids. Before i knew it I found out i could stick handle! and it Felt sooo good. I fell in love with the feeling. And as i started to enjoy it more i was catching up if not Just as good as the kids that were already playing. So ever since then i stopped basketball and played hockey. I couldn't enjoy basketball anymore so my mom stopped signing me up. Now all i play is hockey. At that time i didn't like watching hockey at All. i though it was the most boring thing in the world. Seeing these guys go up and down the ice.
Gr.7. I moved to a new house, and i got along with my neighbour pretty well. I never did or played ice hockey, too expensive to sign up . but he played.. i always went to watch his games and stuff. Thought it was pretty cool. Eventually i decided to watch some of this So called Canucks Hockey thing. And i actually started to like it more, now that i knew what it was all about. and actually seeing my friend who plays ice hockey do the things i saw on t.v . That was it. i enjoyed watching hockey. A little bit... Feb/ 6th 2006. i got a call from my friend saying Want to go to a canucks game? i was like " WHATT!!!! REALLY?? SURE!" vs the Clb Blue Jackets. at that time i only had a canucks hat (a nice one from GM place : D) so i wore that and brought along a sharpie with me.
Thinking that i was for Sure going to get some signatures. But i didnt : (. I actually thought after the game was over the players would walk out the same exits the fans do. ahaha. then i realized thats my DREAm now. To get sigantures. ahaha.
Anyways after that 5-2 or 5-3 win, (cant rember exactly) i actually fell in love with the canucks. I got to see "famous people" LIVE. I couldnt belive how amazing the feeling was, the 1 minute they have before the players step out on the ice. The music that plays, and all the lights and sounds. And of course what gave me chills. THE LOUD roars that the Fans produced throughout that amazing building iv never been too. It Was a LIFE EXPERIENCE. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CANUCKS!! and THAT YEAR on christmas. My Neighbour Got me a Canucks JERSEY!! (not the official ones. jersey material/style but different design). it was The bEST YEAR EVER!
Ever since then i Have loved the canucks, Watched Every canuck video on youtube. and all the chills it gave me and made me all pumped up for EVERYGame. a feeling i had never had Ever. especially that one add where it was bertuzzi nazlund jovo cloutier all talking about how great this city is and what the feeling is like while this crazy dramatic music plays in the background. AND IT JUST MADE ME CRY. i was like THIS IS THE BEST THING ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
NOW i am ALL and EVerything Canucks. I ALWAYS DEFEND the canucks no MAtter What. I Can debate about it to pple. THeres just something that makes me mad when i overhear or hear pple saying to me that " ooo canucks suckk." canucks will never win" i NEVER give up . NOT EVER. I can not have a 2nd favourtie team i actually tried. But i cant. its ONLY canucks. And what keeps me going is always thinking of that day. Vancouver will bring home the cup for the 1st time. And prove to all those pple out there that they are WRONG. Cant wait for it.
Some pple say hockey is useless no meaning only those Canadians play that one game. Well let me say this.
Hockey is a powerful sport. Would you belive someone from sri lanka who only enjoyed cricket and basketball and didnt know ANYTHING about hockey. Would eventually play a sport thats COMPLETELY different. well yeah u can . cuz thats me!!
and now as each year passes by my hockey spirit just grows ever so much. Every Year i know more. i play more. Playing hockey and watching hockey is the best feeling ever. A feeling that cant be descbribed. kinda like Love actually. Words cant explain it. You have to Experience it.
That is how i became a hockey fan. DIE HARD Hockey Fan. Die Hard canucks Fan.
GO CANUCKKKSKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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