Everybody skated and played hockey. When I was five, Dad gave me a heavy box for Christmas. When I opened it, there was only a piece of wood. I was so mad! Then he gave me another box, and the skates were there. Dad used to build a rink behind our house every winter. That's where I started playing hockey. From the time I was seven, I used to sleep in all my equipment. That way, I was ready to play in the morning.
On this day in 1875, Hockey is played for the first time indoors. Players would prove overwhelmingly receptive to the idea.
Guy Damien “The Flower” / “Le Démon Blond” Lafleur, (born September 20, 1951) is a formerCanadian professional ice hockey player who was the first player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons.
originally published on The Minot Voice: March 3, 2015