Marquis, Saskatchewan. It's the latest stop on the 800 CHAB Great 8 Summer Tour today. They're raising money to repair their rink. It's a place that brings back childhood memories for me.
I remember one particular game on a Saturday afternoon. I was in my first year of Pee Wee with the St. Andrew's Orioles. We were the worst team in the league. Our goalie, "Porky", was away for the weekend. One of our guys volunteered to give goaltending a try. It was his first and last game as a goalie.
The Marquis boys were relentless. A kid named Scott Wilson scored 17 goals and my old buddy "Cube" scored 8 times. They beat us 27-1 that day. What made it worse was the fact they played with just 3 skaters in the 3rd period. That's when we scored our only goal. I scored it on a breakaway. Our bench erupted like we just won the championship. It was the worst.
Marquis, Saskatchewan...the place where I truly learned the meaning of the word "humiliation".
On the bright side, the rink burgers were really good out there.