A weekly post, featuring a song that has had some influence on me in the past week.
Niagara Falls hosted the Clarkson Cup this past week, and thanks to my sister, Dad and I got to go see a game.
Don't know what the Clarkson Cup is? You aren't alone - a quick glance at the sports section of the major newspapers shows that it's not on most people's radar. Hell, even the mayor of Niagara Falls, who was supposed to attend the opening game for the ceremonial puck drop, apparently had better things to do. It's unfortunate, since it's a chance to see some of the world's best hockey players.
Who also happen to be female.
But I'm sure that's not the reason the Clarkson Cup, which is the Women's Hockey League championship, is so unknown. Nope, not at all. I'm quite sure that a gathering of male hockey players, many of who also represent their respective countries in international level play, including the Olympics, would be similarly ignored.
It was a good game, with some fantastic hockey. And, of course, no hockey game in Canada would be complete without the following being played at least once...
"The Hockey Song", by Stompin' Tom Connors.