For all the coaches who would coach championship teams -
if they just had the ice time.
Between the innocence of childhood and the dignity of an adult.
We find a creature called a hockey player.
Hockey players come in assorted weights, heights,
jersey colors and numbers,
But all hockey players have the same creed-
To play every second of every period of every game
To the best of their ability
Hockey players are found everywhere-
underneath, on top of, skating around, falling over, passing by, twisting from,
or stick handling through the enemy.
Teammates rib them, officials penalize them, students and fans cheer them,
kid brothers and sisters idolize them,
mothers worry about them,
and dentists love them.
A hockey player is courage on skates,
Hope in a helmet,
Pride in pads,
and the best of youth in a jersey and breezers.