It’s crazy how sports can bring people together. On the night the Blackhawks won Game 5 of the Stanely Cup Finals, I went out celebrating with my friends. There was an air of euphoria in the city. Our team was one win away from being champions! Everyone was happy, including non-hokey fans like Lucy. We glanced at each other amidst the celebrations. She smiled at how animated we were over a sports team. I walked over to her to share the excitement, but I found out that hokey wasn’t here thing. She was polite about it; she humored me in my overzealous ramblings. And she stuck by me and my fandom these last 2 years.
I can’t remember how many hokey games Lucy has endured with me. But I knew after the second one that she was the goalie to my heart. I proposed to her on the waterfront overlooking the city. It wasn’t her request, but I kept any Blackhawks memorabilia out of sight. It’s ok. She said yes, and I think she knows that hokey will be there for the rest of our lives!