Looking through my older posts, I realize I used to write about hockey before, but recently - not a single post about the favourite Oilers. When I join zoom classes, the first thing my students see is the photograph of the German hockey player Draisaitl on my wall. They immediately assume I love hockey. And … Continue reading hockey or not?
This post will be about my first encounter with Oilers, the most beloved and disappointing team for Edmonton hockey fans. I had never watched hockey until 2017. Even though I am from Russia, the country of legendary hockey players, I was never interested in hockey alone. With my mom (not dad!), I used to watch … Continue reading First Encounter with Oilers
Hockey. My newly discovered interest. What is so satisfying about watching a hockey game? For me, it is the sound of the puck gliding on the ice from one stick to another. This soft, dull, clattering sound of rubber (puck), wood (stick), and ice is extremely soothing. It makes me feel fuzzy inside. It is … Continue reading When hockey is on