old style hockey


This week the weather is very mild, but that is not always the case in Tay Township.  One December in the 1990s there was an early, prolonged deep cold snap that froze Georgian Bay without any snow cover.  It was so cold that the ice almost immediately was thick enough and safe enough to permit some local youths play shinny out on the ice of Georgian Bay.  This year NHL Hockey fans are missing their teams.  Once the weather turns cold, they can begin working to prepare natural ice rinks in backyards to create local hockey classics.

This photo was taken that year by me in Victoria Harbour near the old Federal cement dock very close to the present day Quarterdeck Restaurant. – Bill Gibson –

shinny

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About William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged
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3 Responses to old style hockey

  1. Edward says:

    Bill: Great Photo! With the winter of 2015 setting new cold records, there should be the same ideal conditions this year! (minus or + the snow) Ed Hagen Waterloo Ontario

  2. Reblogged this on Gnawledgewurker and his knowledge work blog and commented:

    cold, ice, hockey = great photo

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