I am a native Montrealer and Habs faithful who also loves everything about the sport of hockey, from the smell of zamboni fumes to the sound of a puck hitting someone’s shin protector at 100 miles an hour. I have been very active in minor hockey, have played hockey and managed teams, and of course watch as much hockey as I can. The Bell Center is the epicenter of all things hockey, but I now reside in the GTA and therefore hear much gnashing of teeth from so-called Leafs Nation. I know there are many women who know hockey and understand the game, but too few actually put their voices out there. I hope to change some mindsets about this, as I seldom meet men who follow the sport as closely as I do.