Congratulations to the Canadian Men and Women Olympic Hockey Teams on their Gold Medal Wins. Also congratulations to our own Kimmo Timonen and Team Finland on their Olympic Bronze medal. Even though the games were on in the early hours of the day, Olympic hockey was great to watch. When the USA was playing Canada I am sure all of North America was tuned in on TV, Radio or Internet. We are proud of our USA team even though they came home empty handed and also proud of our Flyers who represented their countries. We will have to wait and see if the NHL players will play in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
On the other hand, by the time you read this, the 2013-14 NHL trading deadline will have passed. Will the Flyers have been buyers or sellers? The Flyers have a busy schedule ahead for the month of March but fortunately the majority of games will be at home. They need us fans cheering them on down the stretch.
I would like to thank Mr. Mark Howe for being the guest speaker at our February meeting. It was a pleasure to meet the Hall of Famer and listen to his stories of his playing days, his job as a scout for the Detroit Red Wings and his love for the game and especially his family. Mark happily signed autographs and took pictures with the members in attendance. Be sure to purchase and read his book “Gordie Howe's Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey”.
Be sure to stop by the Fan Club Table at our new location outside section 109 or come to a future meeting. See you in the playoffs!
Joe Fisher, President