Posted at 8:55 am by NativeNM, on October 9, 2014
Hockey season is back! Finally. . . after a long summer break, the Wings are about the hit the ice for another year of Red Wings Hockey. I can’t wait until tonight when they open the season full of excitement and high expectations for a successful season. For 23 years straight my Red Wings have made the playoffs, gone to the finals 6 times and won the Stanley Cup 4 times in 17 years. Last year I watched HBO’s 24/7 which featured behind the scenes with the Red Wings organization and players leading up to the outdoor Winter Classic on New Years Day. There was a scene where the Wings were flying to a road game and while on the plane the guys were served sugar cookies with their jersey names and numbers. They were so COOL!! I searched online and found a jersey cookie cutter then sent off for some winged wheel edible icing images to decorate the white jerseys. I used icing tips to write their name and numbers on the home red jerseys. They were so much fun to make, a lot of work but worth every minute. I’m especially looking forward to this season because we are flying to Detroit in January to see the Wings play at Joe Louis Arena!! I can’t wait!
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Posted at 9:56 am by NativeNM, on October 7, 2011
For those who know me well know that I am a die hard Red Wings fan. In 1990 Joe and I moved to the Detroit area, ironically just an hour or so from where he grew up. We were fortunate enough to be able to go see the Red Wings play hockey at Joe Louis arena and from that first game I was hooked. Growing up in NM, hockey wasn’t something I was used too, but I grew to love the game and the players and now after 20 years you can’t pry me away from the TV when my beloved Wings are playing. They are the most entertaining group of guys on and off the ice. I love my Swede, Russian, Canadian and American born hockey players. They play a truly amazing game that is intense and exciting. I am a superstitious fan who feels the need to give good luck in the form of wearing red and white on game day as well as having something red and white to eat. Whether it be strawberries and whip cream or a caprese salad with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella there will be something red and white. But on special occasions, such as opening day we have Wings and Oven Fries. Joe created a monster when he introduced me to hockey, but he gained some fun things to eat as well. So indulge me in my obsession and LETS GO RED WINGS!!! Continue reading →