Return to Hockey Nation
I'm a hockey fan. I love the game's pace, its momentum shifts, its physicality, the way each goal can seem like a tiny miracle after so much determination. But more specifically, I'm a Colorado Avalanche fan. I will never forgive myself for drifting off to sleep moments before Uwe Krupp scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in the third overtime in 1996, awakening to hear the town of Boulder, Colorado, going completely wild over the win. Due to the pandemic, I hadn't actually been to a game in person since December 2019. When the Avs clinched a playoff spot in late April, and with my and my husband's second Covid-19 vaccinations also on the calendar, I knew we'd be heading back.