My Colorado Avalanche Thanksgiving list is different to Nadia’s. I’m so thankful for the whole Avalanche organization and what it gives to us fans.
Avalanche Players giving back to the Community
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Sure you could say that it’s part of being a professional hockey player that they go and do ‘charity work’ at events.
It was interesting reading that the longers the players are on a team the less they attend events. I see a lot of our players attending hospitals and charity organizations, being engaged and involved with the Colorado Community.
For that, I am very grateful. They care. They care about the people in their community.
And yes I know that Kroenke Sports Charities probably gets tax benefits for being that, yet they do contribute back to the sporting communities which otherwise couldn’t afford sporting equipment for the kids to enjoy the sport.
So, thank you Kroenke Sports Charities.
The Altitude Sports Team & Crew
As someone who lived in Australia with the only way of seeing my Avs play was to watch the NHL feeds from Altitude TV I really appreciated how great the on-air team and behind the scenes crew were.
For those people unable to attend Pepsi Center in person, and there are a lot of us fans in that space, given living in other parts of the world, or just not able to financially pay the cost to attend each game, the Altitude TV crew are there for us.
Sure, it’s their job and they get paid for it.
I see them loving our team, just as much as we do. They show up and give us content that is fantastic game in, game out.
So thank you Altitude TV and Altitude Radio team for providing us with our team content when we are unable to be there in person.
The Ice Patrol and Nicole Hurdle (oh and Bernie of course!)
I have met so many amazing Avs fans attending the official Colorado Avalanche watch parties. Some of them are now my best friends and we are Soul Sisters when it comes to watching our Avs.
Without this team being there and sharing the excitement, elation and unhappiness of our Avs performances by putting on the Watch Parties I wouldn’t get to have a Nathan MacKinnon signed puck, great Avs T Shirts and loads of pictures with Bernie.
They are loads of fun and make being an Avs fun and get us together in places and spaces to be an Avs family.
Thank you, Nicole, The Avalanche Ice Patrol and Avs Bernie.
The Avalanche Facebook Groups
Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but being a part of such a wide range of Avalanche Facebook Groups is the most awesome thing.
I’m so grateful for the people who administer the groups after having set them up. I’m grateful to the Avs fans who are there commenting on the game threads. It’s like being at the game watching with your best friends.
I appreciate each and every one of you for being a fanatical Avs fan, just like me.
Thank you for your comments, likes and being so engaged with our team that it feels like we are one.
Lastly and by no means least, on my list is Coach Bednar. Well, perhaps more the whole coaching staff.
This past three years I have watched them take the players on the roster and get the best from them. Take what happened last night when Coach Bednar gave Z the job of keeping the Oilers top scorers off the board.
They have mixed and matched line combinations to find the best and most dynamic lines that have us scoring during the most adversity.
To have Nathan MacKinnon smiling when we have to many injuries, something has to be working. And I’m going to say it’s what’s happening in the locker room between the players and the coaching staff.
The way the Avalanche coaching staff have worked to get injured players back on the ice in the best condition. Outstanding.
And yes, these people get paid to do this, their jobs. I’m going to say that without loving what you do, who you work for and with, your dedication to that job is nothing. Seems to me that most of the people that are part of the Colorado Avalanche organization in the broader sense do love what they do, and that translates to what we see now with the team and the fan base.
So, THANK YOU Avalanche Organization. You Rock!