For many fans, it’s easy when you ask for their favorite memories of the Sharks. They’ll tell you in exact detail what they saw on the ice and when and who they were with.
But for other fans, those details aren’t that simple.
Matt Hahn is a Sharks fan who has followed this team while on his own journey and it doesn’t follow the conventions most hockey fans have come to expect.
I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but if you get some time today, read Matt’s story of hockey as a fixed constant through his incredible, real journey. It’s Hockey is for Everyone month and I think we can all use a reminder of the reach this sport can have.
Read it below, with Sharks news and notes:
Seven Years In The Penalty Box - hahnscratch
I sat on my lower bunk, put on my over-the-head, canteen-purchased AM/FM headphones, and tuned into the familiar voice of Dan Rusanowsky. The pre-game show had already started and he was talking about some guy named Joe Thornton. The Sharks had acquired him. We had lost nine games in a row and this might change things. It was November 30th, 2005.
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