Nothing like a New Years Eve win over Seattle to head into 2009 on the right note…
A couple things from tonight…
The TV broadcast went well and a big thanks to all of our cameramen and crew for their hard work. There wasn’t much time between the announcement of the broadcast and the game (7 days) and you don’t just throw together a TV broadcast.
I thought it was a good show and I enjoyed working again with Ian Furness – a true pro. Things will be smoother for the next broadcast from the Rose Garden on January 16th against the Spokane Chiefs, but tonight was a success in my eyes.
I don’t have an update on Brock Cornish…he had x-rays tonight and will be evaluated more tomorrow. Once I hear something official, I’ll pass it along.
Don’t look now…but Stefan Schneider now has a four game point streak…
(So does Travis Bobbee…)
Chris Francis missed a chance to extend his point streak to six games when he missed an open net in the final minutes.
Lastly…it is normal at this time of the year to reflect back on the previous year, but I’m not going to do that very much this year.
On the hockey side, there are only positives to look forward to now and I want to wish the entire team, coaching staff, management and staff of the Winter Hawks the Happiest of New Years and I look forward to working with all of you as we all work toward the common goal of returning the team to elite status in the WHL.
On the family side, I am very blessed to have the family that I have both with my wife and daughter and the extended family with siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews and on down the line. May we all have an outstanding 2009.
On the business side, I work for a stable company that I am honored to work for and look forward to a better 2009.
And to the readers of this blog…as fans of the Portland Winter Hawks, or of the WHL, or just hockey in general…I consider you part of my extended family as well. Without you, there would be no sense in me writing. Thanks for reading, keep responding and may 2009 be all that you want it to be.
Happy New Year!