I was perusing the stats for the blog provided by Google and got a surprise: unprecedented visits in the past week from readers in Egypt and Turkey!
My best guess is that either it's a Google search blown way off course (change one letter in this blog's title, for example) or perhaps there are some adult hockey enthusiasts quietly tucked away in the Middle East.
If so, please use the comment board to explain how ice hockey fans survive in either of those countries. And remember, wanting to learn to play hockey at an advanced age is nothing to be ashamed of -- even here in America hockey fans are openly shunned as simple-minded blockheads.
And while on the subject, I'd also like to say hello to readers in the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Italy, the Ukraine, South Korea, Brazil (hola!) and, of course, my frozen friends in Canada.