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One moment that sticks out in my head is watching Pronger take the slap shot to the chest and collapse on the ice. I believe it was Mother's day, 1998. My family was all eating at Lady of the Snows in Belleville as we did many times. I had brought in a little 5 inch black and white TV that ran on like 16 D batteries or something. Started off watching game with TV hidden between my legs in my mom's huge bag purse. But once Pronger when down everyone wanted to know what was going on and there was no more hiding the TV. So we had ate the rest of our meal with the TV on the middle of the table. Got great service from the waiters coming by to refill our drinks the rest of the meal.
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This isn't an all time historic moment but it's something I won't ever forget. I started getting into hockey when I was about 6-7 years old. My dad took me to my first game at the Old Barn right before they shut the place down. This would have been around 1992-1993. We sat all the way up at the top by these huge air ducts and we were able to see Gretzky and the Kings against Brett Hull and the Blues. I've loved hockey ever since. I was 19 at the time the lockout ended and started going to more games and it's been solidified as my favorite sport since then.
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