With the heat and the annual pre-July Fourth Slap Shot Party, every summer we give thanks to hockey for its icy salve and fun-loving crazies. This year, as though we weren’t grateful enough, that nightmarish accident at 301 and I-75 threatened to close off access to the rink altogether. Miraculously, it looks like things there were quickly patched up pretty darn well (kudos, fellas). Now things are really looking up: Rumored changes at the rink and a chance to create a new party tradition give me even more reason to thank the hockey gods.
PUTTIN’ ON THE FOIL: The Hanson brothers prepare for another Slap Shot Party.