Born here in Minnesota. A Father from as north in Minnesota as you can get and still be in Minnesota (Roseau). I learned to skate around 3 years old. Yep, hockey has been a part of my life....my entire life.
Ever since the Wild implemented this tradition of people saying "Let's Play Hockey" I've wanted to do it. NEVER thought I'd actually get the chance to do so. Thus you can imagine my excitement when I found out I'd not only get to do it, but that the Dallas Stars would be in town. You remember them, the team that USED to be here. The team that broke my youngster heart by moving away.
Anyway, this moment was a real thrill, so I wanted to share it with you. A huge thanks, again, to the Minnesota Wild franchise for letting me live out a childhood like moment.