Good article in the Sun-Sentinel about how hockey is really reaching the youth in South Florida. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...13,0,3594538.column?coll=sfla-sports-panthers Hockey has been in the north for well over 100 years, for obvious reasons, and is very new to the south. I was 5 years old during the 1980 Olympic 'miracle' and remember mom going crazy cheering on the US to beat Russia. She used to watch the Rangers games on the New York channel we got pre-cable. I used to want to watch the A-team or Dukes of Hazard, she watched hockey. I fell for the game, but there was nowhere close to play, and certainly nowhere to watch. Today, there are hockey rinks all over the place it seems, kids are getting excited about the game and want to play it instead of basketball, baseball, and football, and have the pro team to be able to see it up close. As much as I liked the game, it wasn't until I saw it in person that I fell for it. Kids here today have opportunities I never had when I was their age, it's awesome...I love watching this game grow!