About a week ago we received the following tweet:
Ummmm, what? So naturally, I was not at all pleased:
And then I found out this isn’t the only rink to do this:
So where we live, the rink has always supplied pucks for open hockey or open stick sessions. It may have been like 7-8 pucks, but pucks are pucks and thats what you need to play hockey. Now I totally get that rinks shouldn’t have to supply pucks to local organizations whether its youth hockey, high school or college. They are organizations that have players pay their dues and somewhere in those costs is probably a puck fee. My problem is that when rinks start taking pucks away from us heroes out there trying to live the dream then this world is way more fucked than I originally thought. Lets be honest, when we go play in an open hockey setting more than likely we’re tuned up and the last thing we’re going to be thinking is that we need to bring pucks. I can see why rinks wouldn’t want to supply pucks because of rink rat thief’s but that is the business you signed up for. People have been stealing rinks pucks for pond hockey for years so get off your high horse and stop pretending like you’re some sort of rink manager martyr making a difference in the world. Hey buddy, give us a bucket of pucks, expect to have 3-4 of them missing and then go home to your husband or wife or kids and leave our happiness out of it.
Atta boy Griff, big ham and Swiss guy.