Here is an interesting twist on Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater
I live in a small town in northern British Columbia. It is probably best described a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem.
When not working on hockey projects, I do have a day job where I get to meet more or less everyone in town. Some know me as the hockey guy. Others have no idea.
One of the guys who has no idea is a fellow by the name of Maurice Richard.
When I first saw his name on his credit card I had to do a double take. I could not believe it! Maurice Richard!
No, it was not the Rocket. Just another guy with the same name. I have never asked him but I'm pretty sure his nickname is also Rocket. How could it not be?
One day Richard came in and much to my horror he was wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs ball cap. That just isn't right, I thought.
He still comes in, but I haven't seen him in that Leafs cap in a long time. And I've never had the guts to ask him about his name. I figure he's been asked enough.
By the way my town also has a Lance Armstrong, an Abraham Lincoln and a Sandra Bullock.
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