Oilers...

Where are all my hockey fans?
As some of you may have picked up from reading this blog I played Lacrosse from middle school and through out high school. I have played on college club teams, as well as the woman's league in San Diego.
I even had the amazing opportunity to coach at Brighton High School (I wish I had more time for coaching....someday I will again!)
With that said, did you all know that Canada's original national sport was NOT hockey? It was Lacrosse!
Now Lacrosse is the national summer sport, and Hockey is the national winter sport.
In fact Hockey and Lacrosse have a lot of similarities.
Anyways the whole point of this conversation is to say.... Although I tend to get caught up in college football around this time of year (GO UTES!) I can't forget about my homeland's favorite sport!
HOCKEY SEASON ANYONE?
Hockey is such an exciting sport to watch, and if you are from Canada you have to have a team you support. You can't avoid it, you are just born into it. My family are Oiler fans :)
Imagine my mother's dismay when my sister married a Calgary Flames fan (The Horror!) haha
So in honor of the NHL Hockey season starting this month, I have been sporting my big comfy Oilers shirt around the apartment while I study and do homework.
I LOVE IT.
Cool side-note... my cousin Zach Hodder is an amazing hockey player. I wish I lived up north so I could get to see him play! He currently plays for the Vancouver Giants who are a Major Junior ice hockey team!


36 comments

  1. i have never gotten into watching hockey! lol! you are too cute! :) happy monday!

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  2. I wish I would watch more hockey...and love that photo:) You look cute!
    Hugs and kisses,sweetie

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  3. I never got into watch hockey...but while I was in Nashville attending a conference the St. Louis Blues (I'm from Missouri) were in town playing the Nashville team. I haven't heard who won but it was fun to see all the Blues fans!

    http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com/

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  4. totally feel you!!

    my brother played hockey for 12 years, so i definitely have an appreciation. minus i'm a bruins fan technically, and that hasn't worked out too well.

    and my parents are horrified that JJ is a lakers fan when we are all die hard celtics fans. but its so much more fun heckling and watching games together!

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  5. I loooove hockey (thanks to my boyfriend). I really got into it in college since our team was always ranked in the top 10 of the U.S. Love hockey season!!

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  6. I married into a hockey family & we are huge oiler fans too :) hopefully we can finally start winning more! :) LOVE the shirt!

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  7. I don't know much about pro hockey but my old middle school didn't have a football team, just hockey. I fell in love with the sport!

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  8. dear new friend. we have many things in common.. like lacrosse.. you're the only blogger i know that has played, oh how refreshing this discovery is.

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  9. O man LOVE lax & hockey! My little sister plays lax and got MvP goalie when her team won the state championship!
    Ps that shirt looks suuuuper comfy

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  10. how cool issit that u got to coach a team! u should definitely do more of that when u get the chance to nxt time. that's quite a unique job to have! i have never been to a hockey match, but i'd love to one day :) im sure its excitement-packed!


    love, mica
    http://babylovebabylove.blogspot.com

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  11. You look fab in that shirt! :) I wish I knew something about hockey, but I don't. Maybe some day! Enjoy the hockey season though! :)

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  12. I love hockey and I hate to admit it but especially when the fight! :) Love lacrosse and football too!

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  13. I love hockey! Go Lightning! :)

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  14. I do agree with you,hockey is so much fun!
    You have such gorgeous blog,so much fun and happiness in it...lovely!
    will visit often to read more of your cute posts.
    xoxo

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  15. Thanks for stoppin by girlie! Love your cute blog and shop!

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  16. My best friend from college is a huge hockey fan, so whenever I see it or hear about it, I think of her! She was working for the Tampa Bay Lightening when they won the Stanley Cup, which was cool...so she has a ring! :) FUN...and you look adorable!

    Liesl :)

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  17. Never got into hockey either.... it's all about cricket where I'm from :)

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  18. Go Oilers! We all need to work on Evan to make sure he doesn't grow up to be a Flames fan. We'll make him an Oilers fan yet.

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  19. Grandma would love your post! Grandpa tells me that the Oilers have a young up & coming team and they are looking real good :)

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  20. ou, your blog is really interesting :D i like it !!


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    XOXO

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  21. haha you are so cute :) good luck with your studies!!

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  22. love wearing the comfies while studying. :) i personally wear my saints attire. :)

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  23. My dad is a huuuuuuuuuuge Montreal Canadiens fan! So, I'm a Habs fan all the way!! :)

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  24. Being from this part of Michigan, I'm definitely a hockey fan! I love the Red Wings. There's a reason Detroiters often refer to Detroit as "Hockeytown, USA." :)

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  25. Yes, yes, yes! ME! I'm the biggest hockey fan! In fact, I'm watching the Wild and Vancouver as I write this post! In my opinion, the best sport on the planet (My son plays, too, so I am a "hockey mom." Yikes! Just to let you know, my son's AAA Coach's son plays for the Oilers. Yep.).

    The Wild are winning so I'm pretty happy!

    Glad to have found another fan. I think your shirt is fabulous!

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  26. I'm not a hockey fan,but I do like your hair color!

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  27. I feel like I just made a total connection with you! My dad played hockey, my father in law played and coached hockey, and my husband played hockey in HS and college! I can't say that I watch it all that much, and once I asked my husband when half time was at a hockey game, but never the less. It's in my blood! I'm a Bruins fan.

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  28. I'm a Canadian and don't have a team. And I don't watch hockey! Ahh Shame!

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  29. I was a big St. Louis Blues fan growing up... but since moving to TN there's NO hockey coverage. These Southerners aren't really sure what to do with the ice and the puck!

    AForeignLand.blogspot.com

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  30. LOVE!!! As an Edmontonian I was born an Oilers fan!! My hub and I share season tix with another couple.

    I'm so proud of you sporting your oilers gear! represent. ;)

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  31. LOVE hockey and I feel your pain being a canadian living in the us.. I think we are born with skates on our feet!
    I am an Ottawa Senators fan though.. born and raised.. and now living in San Francisco

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  32. I'm a hockey FANATIC! And I know it's a rarity being from the US. I've traveled all around the US & Canada to see games. I'm so happy hockey season is back. Been to a few games already this year and am off to my next one on Friday. I love meeting fellow hockey fans :)

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  33. Love hockey, and this picture... very cute.

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  34. Love this picture! And shirt! I have an old school Oilers Kelly Buchberger jersey!

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  35. AHHHHH, How did I miss this post from way back!???!! HOW! I live n Edmonton and well, off to an Oilers game tonight!! So you, Beautiful Alicia, just gained major points with me, xo

    xxErinnT
    Fancy Napkin

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