The day after our hockey team the Alaska Aces became champions and won the KELLY CUP!!!!!! equivalent to the Stanley Cup or the Superbowl the Aces win in Duluth, Georgia last evening playing against a great team, the Gwinnett Gladiators. Its the first time for the Aces and the first time since 1980 that any team has won anything here in Alaska. Its been a long haul; the team was bankrupt in 2002/ 2003 and was being auctioned off on Ebay but was able to stay here. Scotty Gomez, a local boy and an NHL superstar played last year and then, last night they won the whole thing. I sorta feel like the Boston Red Sox fans after winning the World Series after 80 years of losing or the New York Ranger fans after 40 years. This is the first time the Aces have won. and I was there for it all. Most of you who know me, know that I love hockey. I love to watch hockey and I love to play hockey, anywhere, anytime, for as long as I can. Since I moved here, I usually go to most of the home games and since February, have watched many of the away games at a local tavern with a few other die-hard fans and friends. The Aces were leading 3 games to one in the best-of-seven series. Since the east coast games are 4 hours ahead of us, I left work early (don't worry mom, my boss almost insisted that I go) to watch what turned out to be the final game and the championship. The place was packed; standing room only, and as the Aces took the lead 4-3 everyone was waiting, just holding our breath and waiting for the final buzzer. The final ten seconds and then the bar and the town went crazy!!!! cheering, high five's, laughing, crying, hugs. TV news crews were there with bright lights getting their evening reports. The Aces winning the Kelly Cup is the talk of the town, its all over the place. I have to admit thats its really kinda cool to be a small part of that. Its kinda fun to be apart of a town that has won a championship.
the team comes home today, there is a parade tomorrow then let the partying begin. Anchorage is a-buzz with excitement. Some don't know or understand what all the excitement is about; Its only "sports" after all. Well, I say they're not really a sports fan.
so to let off a little excitement I typed this email to let you all know that the ACES won the Kelly Cup. If you got this email and don't care, just delete it. If you got this email and you're a sports fan then you know what I'm talking about. If you got this email and you know me(which you should otherwise I wouldn't have your email)then be happy knowing that something kinda cool is going on and that I'm sharing with you all.
I'm especially thinking about "da boys" out in DC who, I know, will certainly appreciate it. and the friends and family who know how much I enjoy hockey (sometimes I think I was born I the wrong state. haha)
soon the excitement will die down and we'll all go back to regular lives but in the near future there will be alot of hard partying hockey fans.
so happy friday to you all
be safe and talk to ya soon
ACES WIN !!!!! ACES WIN!!!!!!
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