I'm a huge hockey fan and I have been since as long as I can remember. My name is Caitlin Campbell and I run The Puck Stops Here. I was born and raised in Toronto, the biggest hockey market. You will see some blogs about the Leafs, as I am bombarded with Leaf talk everyday. In 2005 at the age of 10 I became a Buffalo Sabres and immediately fell in love with Ryan Miller and Daniel Briere. Not becuase of their looks, but because of their hockey play.
I learned to skate age 4 and began playing hockey at age 6. I fell in love with the game and I chased my goals to be the best I could be. After 8 years of being a centre I switch to goalie. While I played goal I attented 4 Jr. Team Canada development camps and received a scholorship to play hockey for a private university in the states. Two weeks before signing my scholorship papers, I was playing in the Provincial championship playdowns with my team. I was involved in a nasty incident which left me unconcious on the ice. I had suffered a concussion (it wasn't my first) and was told I would never play hockey again.
Since I could no longer play hockey, I thought I'd write about it. Who better to write about hockey than someone who played the game?
Another reason I started this blog was out of boredom. Due to the afhermentioned concussion, I had to take the a year and a half off of school as a result I will be starting grade 12 in the fall.
I'm fairly new to the whole blogging scene, and I have a TON of opinions on hockey and what not. I'm not the best speller but if you have any pointers or constructive criticism feel free to offer it; I don't put up with haters, so don't hate. This blog is for fun and something to occupy my time, don't want any haters comments. If you would like to help out with the success of this blog please email me at email@example.com
Thank you for coming by to check out my blog, it means a lot. Whether this is a one time thing or you come by regularly I thank each one of you for your support. I love hockey and I know you do too, so lets just enjoy the world of hockey.
I'd also like to introduce you to my editor; the guy who makes these blogs understandable (I don't pitty his job)
He is also going to be dropping his own posts to this blog; Without further a due here is Don Manski (donmanski).
Ok, who am I? I’m you. I’m Terry Pegula (you know without the billions), I’m everyone who’s been a Sabre fan since they could remember. I’m the kid who stayed up late listening to Ted Darling call the game from Vancouver and wrote down all the stats. I’m the man who joined the Air Force and followed the Sabres from places like, Spain, Italy and Turkey. So ... in a nutshell, I’m a biased observer of the Buffalo Sabres. Am I a hockey fan? Sure. But more importantly, I’m a Sabre fan and I view most things in hockey with those lenses.
What makes me think any of ya’ll (I live in Texas now) want to read what I think? Well, if you’re anything like me you want to read as many well written, thoughtful critiques of your favorite team as you can. Some you’ll agree with, some you won’t. That’s kind of the point.
CC has allowed me to help her with her blog and I appreciate her for the spirit she brings to her blog. I’m a former professional sports journalist and currently employed work for the U. S. Army in San Antonio. That means, no one was happier than me when the Sabres switched from Portland to Rochester.
With that, thanks for reading this far and I certainly hope my contributions enhance CC’s blog.