Stop – hockey time!

canadiensIt is officially HOCKEY season. For those of you that are hockey fans, well, you already understand the excitement I feel! I was going to write about the Original 6 but I would be leaving out so many worthy franchises. For those of you that do not follow Hockey well I am sorry. Being a hockey fan is not like a fan of any other sport, I mean we have our own language! EX: Celly, Hatty, Hoser, Puck Bunny and Bucket, need I say more?

red wingsFor me and my house we are Red Wing fans. The winner of 11 Stanley Cups and 24 appearances at the play-offs. Yes we are those crazy fans! My oldest daughter graduated Kindergarten on the day Detroit had a parade for the Wings for winning the Stanley Cup that year (1997) we went to the parade. No I did not miss graduation but we did leave early!

bruinsThe top teams for appearances and their wins are as follow: Montreal Canadiens 24/24, Detroit Red wings 24/11, Toronto Maple Leafs 21/13, Boston Bruins 9/6, Chicago Blackhawks 12/5, New York Rangers 11/4, Philadelphia Flyers 8/2, Edmonton Oilers 7/5, New York Islanders 5/4, New Jersey Devils 5/3 and Pittsburgh Penguins 4/3. In all that is some impressive stats.

I moved this past winter back home to the south. There is flyersnot a close NHL team but we do have the Pensacola Ice Flyers, they are members of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The Ice Flyers name comes about two-fold, 1. a tribute to our heritage for our Naval Air station home of the Blue Angels 2. for the original owner Tim Kerr former NHL player for 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers.

I am very excited to experience this new team of hockey players in my home town, BUT are they ready for me?

**Jacquie

NHLPIT_-00_black-gold_front_Pittsburgh-Penguins-Banner-Flag_4Editor’s note: as my BF’s daughter is heavily into hockey here in PA (you will know this if you follow our blogs on SafetyGirl, Discount Safety Gear, or Construction Gear) as a player, I feel instrumental in Jacquie not writing about the Original 6. 🙂

NHL Flags

The NHL season is in full swing, and what better way to show your team spirit than with an NHL Flag from the U.S. Flag Store. The U.S. Flag Store’s great selection of National Hockey League flags are officially licensed by the NHL and made of the finest quality polyester for indoor or outdoor use.

The NHL Banner Flags are printed on durable polyester and measure 27” x 37”. With a 2.5” pole sleeve, they can either be hung vertically from an outdoor flagpole or mounted on a wall inside for decoration.  The U.S. Flag store has thirty different NHL flags, so you’re sure to find your favorite team’s flag. Some flags are simple, like the Detroit Red Wings Banner Flag, featuring the red-winged wheel and a red and black background. Other flags are flashier and sure to stand out on your lawn. The Florida Panther’s Banner Flag, for example, features a panther lunging outwards, an NHL hockey puck, and a brightly colored background.

There’s no better way to show your team spirit on the go than with an NHL Car Flag. Designed to withstand wind and weather, these flags are made with a durable knit polyester fabric. Flags are double sided, measure 11.75” x 14,” and are mounted on a 20.5” vinyl pole. The U.S. Flag store tried many different suppliers, but finally found a flag that is suitable for highway driving. Keep in mind, however, that frequent highway driving significantly shortens the flag’s lifespan, so you might want to keep your flag inside the far when driving at high speeds. The U.S. Flag Store’s NHL Car Flags are an excellent choice and value: you might find flags like this at stores or other websites for up to $20 each. The U.S. Flag Store provides great value by purchasing directly from the manufacturer and providing these high-quality flags for only $13.95 each! Order yours today and support your favorite hockey team all season long!