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cosmo46
06-04-2013, 04:09 PM
I wanted to thank everyone for your feedback and encouragement. It has been suggested that I change the name because people were concerned it might be a spam link...so I've changed the title of the blog and the link to:

Old Time Hockey: My life as a hockey player, dad, coach, fan and referee
http://oldtimehockeyfornow.blogspot.com/

I originally started the blog while on an adventure to Mexico to visit a shaman who was supposedly going to heal my back.. I was fairly skeptical but went anyway and kept a journal of my trip. Feel free to go back and read it if you like....people seemed to enjoy it...

My relating my hockey experiences from just kind of happened and I kept getting requests for more so I've kept writing. It's been a lot of fun and I will continue until I run out of stuff to say that I hope will be worth reading.

thanks again.

Steve

neumyer
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Great story....can't wait for the next chapter!

WiscDC
06-04-2013, 09:05 PM
I enjoyed it.

sshablak
06-06-2013, 07:16 AM
Interesting and very familiar.

vizoroo
06-06-2013, 04:36 PM
Been enjoying your adventures, Steve.

Growing up in Texas and Oklahoma, hockey was as foreign to me as it was to you in Florida. The University of Denver changed all of that.:)

sshablak
06-07-2013, 07:59 AM
Enjoying this tremendously, I kind of parallel you so far, a couple of years older. Keep going please.

cosmo46
06-09-2013, 09:01 PM
I added a new chapter. It takes an unexpected turn, but in a decade or so it comes back to all hockey, all the time;
Senior league, tournaments in Europe, youth, prep, junior and more college hockey. I hope you will be patient with me.
http://oldtimehockeyfornow.blogspot.com/

sshablak
06-10-2013, 07:37 AM
Good Lord, I added you as a contact, sshablak@aol.com. I had a Siberian husky, have serious back problems(herniated discs, stenosis etc) and am a financial advisor. Played college(SUNY Canton) where we were National NJCAA Champions both years I was there. Played ten years of semi pro and some in the NAHL, sound familiar ?

cosmo46
06-10-2013, 10:30 AM
Yes but are you as good looking as me? Just kidding. What a small world. Do I owe you any royalties on this saga?

joecct
06-10-2013, 07:17 PM
I added a new chapter. It takes an unexpected turn, but in a decade or so it comes back to all hockey, all the time;
Senior league, tournaments in Europe, youth, prep, junior and more college hockey. I hope you will be patient with me.
http://mexicoestefan.blogspot.com/?m=1Found my 1975-76 ECAC Hockey guide. A lot of defunct teams and a lot of rinks that had not been built yet. My son's college coach was a freshman @ BU (but he did not dress when BU visited Clarkson :( ).

Oh yea -- you're listed on the UConn roster. :)

cosmo46
06-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Can you send me a picture of the uconn roster. I'm trying to get my hockeydb stats updated. But I'm missing 74-75 and 75-76. If so send to cosmo46@earthlink.net

Thanks.

sshablak
06-12-2013, 07:09 AM
Enjoying this, forgot to also say my name is Steve S. And, I played against the Johnstown Jets and the famous Carlson Bros(goons). Tell me you had a customized Ford van or a Celica and I'll take some of those "royalties".

cosmo46
06-12-2013, 08:47 AM
I did own a celica at some point in the 80s! Too funny.

cosmo46
06-13-2013, 05:57 PM
based on feedback so as to not look like this may be spam, I changed the title and link of the blog to:

http://oldtimehockeyfornow.blogspot.com/

cosmo46
06-14-2013, 04:13 PM
I just added a new chapter.
On Becoming a Hockey Dad
http://oldtimehockeyfornow.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-9-on-becoming-hockey-dad.html?m=1

bakdraft21
06-15-2013, 11:47 AM
i played vs Kirk in summer league we traveled to Conn from Long Island/NYC to play the best they had to offer, he had mad skills as they say I think ha had a few yrs on me,and yes i remember him as a pitcher, not bad

sshablak
06-16-2013, 07:32 AM
I played for Kirk McCaskill as he was coach of the Mohawk Valley Comets, a nice man, big and bald. He actually suited up one game and he could still play. I think he had a lot of either NHL or WHA experience, or both. Must have been his son.

cosmo46
06-16-2013, 11:50 AM
Yes, Ted McCaskill played 4 NHL games and 91 in the WHA. His son, Kirk is had lots of hair.

NUProf
06-16-2013, 11:04 PM
Yes, Ted McCaskill played 4 NHL games and 91 in the WHA. His son, Kirk is had lots of hair.

Sadly, UVM did away with their baseball program a few years ago. Now their facility is used by a Short Season A minor league baseball team

sshablak
06-17-2013, 07:36 AM
Oops...yes it was Ted and lol at lot's of hair. Funniest moment with Ted was when we went to play the Johnstown Jets in Pa. That was the Carlson Bros(Hansen bros in slapshot) They actually had a guy named Dave Hansen(who played one of the bros in the movie) I "inadvertently" let my stick kind of loop in the air as he was knocking me on my keester. Well, it bounced off the top of his head and as much as I tried to make it look like an accident he didn't like it. Next thing I know he was face to face with me and the crowd (like being in a gladiator pit) were on their feet looking for blood, mine. We tied in pretty much a wrestling match and went to the "Sin Bin". Russ Smith my teammate came to the box and said congratulations, I said "for what". He said you just tied the toughest guy in the league. My next thought was "Is he going to want to kill me after we get out". Never happened.

On the bus ride home(6 hours) I was reading the paper holding the paper up in front of my face, all of a sudden someone was yelling "hot news" and I noticed attention had turned to me. Within three seconds I was holding an "inferno" as someone set the paper on fire, flames got big very fast ! Fun for big kids ! Much laughter, oh well.