Our Warriors season has just ended… two days ago. I can’t imagine the quietness in the dressing room after Thursday’s OT loss in Penticton, but life has to, and will move on. I pray for the boys to have a wonderful summer, filled with great memorie and of course, good choices.. As we look back at a fabulous season, we can all thank the Warriors for a great winter of fun, of much friendship, and shared experiences. I am learning that in reality, hockey is mostly about sharing experiences with people in our community; experiences that run the gamut all the way between extreme elation and bitter disappointment. We are family, and we hang together during the best of times and through very difficult times as well.
I was not able to be at Game 5 of the series, as I had made plans quite a while ago to attend the Oilers/Cancks game that same night. Besides enjoying the game at Rogers Arena, I was on my iPhone regularly, texting a few friends and checking the BCHL website for the Warriors/Vees score.
After the game was over in Vancouver, it was a great priviliege for Lorraine and I to have a really nice visit with ex-Warrior now Edmonton Oiler Justin Schultz. I was so good to see Justin again, and catch up a bit on what is happening in his busy life. As I reminded him, I remind all Warrior players that I pray regularly for you all; that you have a chaplain remembering you in prayer continually.
I want to leave you this summer with a few final thank you thoughts: to the Warriors for a wonderful year on and off the ice; to the Coaches for being so very easy to work with; to Mark Cheyne for his easy-going approachable style; to Andrew Deans, Kim Potter, Carly Malchuk, Alex Draper, Steve Francis, Jon Zacks, and many more….
God Bless you all, I trust that you all have a safe warm summer as we all look forward to the start of an amazing, historic 2013-14 season.
In Christ’s love, Chaplain D