Ever since I began playing in the Woolwich league, we have played hockey on Monday nights. This means that we play on the night of Thanksgiving Mondays. This means there are a bunch of old guys, most of whom love food, who have eaten too much at several meals over the course of three days who are playing hockey on Thanksgiving Monday.
Ever since I began playing in the Woolwich league, I remember Thanksgiving Monday night games being a much slower pace than other games and being a bit more of a struggle to get through.
Hockey goes well with many things. Ice, friends, beer, trash-talk, old friends you played with in years past, Leaf jokes to name a few. However, there are some things hockey doesn’t go well with. It’s a shorter list, but Thanksgiving Monday night is right up there near the top.