I am Nikki. I fell in love with hockey in the 5th grade while living in Texas. It all started with a a minor league team in the CHL called the Austin Ice Bats who despite the almost beer league moments made me fall in love with the game from the first time I walked into the “Bat Cave”, the Travis County Expo center which is more famous for the Rodeo.
My favorite NHL team is the Tampa Bay Lightning. My dad took me to my first game when I was 16. Seeing professional hockey played in person was the greatest thing to me. Afterwards he took me to meet the players as they left the forum. That is the night I met Brad Richards who was so incredibly nice that I will follow him the rest of his career, even if he is a now in Chicago.
I love the game, everything about it, even the smell of the rink. I oddly enough love the smell of sweat and beer that reaches you the moment you walk towards the rink. And ladies we know that some of the most attractive men in the world play this sport. So what is not to love about the great game of hockey?