Boston's Marathon tragedy wasn't enough and would never be enough to keep the city and the nation from continuing on with their lives, just as strong as ever! This gave us the right kind of chills AND made us tear up!
That's why the Boston Bruins game — the first major event since the attack — meant so much to the city. Not only did they have an amazing turnout of fearless spectators, but when the Star Spangled Banner started to play, it was a moment so powerful, so moving, that you just have to watch and listen for yourselves.
After the NHL's awful lockout, we're glad to see that they're focusing on something within the sport that actually matters other than greed: they're joining the You Can Play Project, which mission is the end of homophobia in sports!
Patrick Burke, the son of the former Maple Leafs GM, heads up the project as his brother Brenden Burke was part of the Miami University hockey team when he revealed he was gay. He started the project in Brenden's honor, as he tragically passed away in a car accident shortly after his announcement.
You might remember the original launch of the group, and its mantra (above): if you can play, you can play. Talent should be the only thing that matters!
Here's what Patrick said about the official partnership with the NHL:
Here's the thing about dreaming and actually doing something. Nobody gets hurt in a dream!
You might really WANT to hit a referee with a hockey stick, but you aren't going to do it! It's violent, stupid, and you'll get booted SO FAST. This hockey player, though, just wants to watch the world burn!
The buzzer signaled a 3-2 loss to Great Britain and Danielius Nomanovas of the U-18 Lithuanian team threw his stick out of rage. We're not sure if it was just because they lost, or because he actually hated the ref. Either way he gets to deal with the consequences!
Prince William and Kate Middleton spent some time at the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre in Glasgow earlier today, and because they were at a recreation center, the Duke decided to play England's version of hockey.
Unlike ice hockey, the sport is actually played on a field using wooden sticks and a ball that is very similar to a golf ball.
But if you're serious about playing British hockey, you wouldn't wear a suit and dress shoes like the Prince did because you can end up catching a hockey ball to the shin and the game would soon be over! LOLz
Ch-ch-check out the Duke getting his hockey on (above)!!
If you love Game of Thrones AND ALSO the NHL, we've got a treat for you!
Behold the NHL team house banners, in the style of Game of Thrones! So epic!
We're willing to bet that there will be at least a few of these flying during games really soon! The creator, Mike Obrand, aka HabsLaughs, used a banner generator to create them, and fans and players are going nuts over them!
Next month's playoffs, or the new season of Game of Thrones? You don't have to decide — you can have both!