Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Four Sleeps Until...


After the three years of living in the "Land of Enchantment", I got used to the weather and the good days associated with it. Not since heading to Tampa in 2000 from Wilcox, Saskatchewan, have I been this excited for warm weather. Working holiday it will be, the men's tennis season is starting tomorrow.

The "Season of Champions" is here. Nichols College won the ECAC-Northeast and are off to the NCAA tourney today to take on Hobart in Geneva, NY. Meanwhile back on the Island... a little 5-year reunion happening as my Pownal Red Devils, led by 2004 Captain Shane Kelly behind the bench now as an Assistant, take on the Charlottetown Abbies, (once again led by Vernon Frizzell's 1997 Midget AAA Abbies goalie Jeff "Hollywood" MacDonald, the team in which I was an assistant), in the PEI Midget AAA finals. Watching from afar with many memories... can you say "overtime"? When four games go into overtime in a best-of-5, that type of series lives in your heart forever. When Jeff and I played "war" (card game with some libations involved) later on in the summer of 2004, even our duels kept going on into triple-overtime. Sorry Jeff, my heart is still with the Red Devils... the team that gave me the chance to live and relive the "Pownal Miracle" every day.

News and pics from Florida to come later. Happy Spring!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Susan!