Hamden is where I have lived my whole life. Most of my memories at an early age revolve around the second year I skated. I played defense then and I wondered if I would still remember how to skate. I was nervous as heck going out there, but I took one step on the ice and was pleased that I still remembered how.
I played defense for only two years. I grew up with many kids my age and we played street hockey. I always wanted to play goalie during street hockey. Later I told my parents I wasn't going to play hockey unless they let me be goalie.