“Words can’t explain how great it is,” says a senior player on the team, whose family also comes from Mexico. “I love the fact that we were so unique. We had something different that other teams didn’t have. We had love, and we wanted to make a difference — to make our community happy and make history.”
Stop for a minute and contemplate the big picture before I tell you the tale of the Rockford IceHogs—the American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks—and their November 16 “Los IceHogs Night,” which will feature a rather garish multicolored jersey displaying a mustachioed IceHog with a sombrero, free Corona maracas, and an appearance from Dora the Explorer.