Saturday, November 17, 2012

Adam Oates-the Hockey Hall of Fame

Many years ago i had the honor of watching a young Adam Oates play college hockey for RPI, and semi pro for the Adirondack Red Wings. Since then i have always followed his career. He is the reason i like hockey! He played with grace and integrity, and everyone respected him. When he was signed with his first NHL team in Detroit, i read that he was homesick and sent him notes and a box of homemade cookies. Bill bought me a new hockey jersey with his name and number on it every time he signed with a different team. I collected his hockey cards and team pins. This was so strange and exciting for me, because i had never followed a sport or an athlete like this before...or ever again. We used to take overnight trips to the closet NHL hockey rinks to watch him play whenever he would come near our area. I would write to tell him we were coming and wish him luck. Then i would go down to the ice before the game while the teams warmed up and if he saw me he would flip a hockey puck over the glass for me. When Bill got hurt, we could no longer travel to see Adam play. But there was always television and the news. I just loved this person. (still do) He has just been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and I couldn't be more proud of him...Congratulations Adam...Your forever fan, mare


Isobel Morrell said...

Whilst I'm not sports fan like you, think this is a great post! Good luck to Adam and you as well!

Hope you all keep well?

Mare said...

Good Morning Isobel! Thank you for visiting and posting. The funny thing is, i am not a sports fan at all...mostly just an Adam Oates fan! We are doing well here. I hope all is well with you and yours too! Love, mare