I grew up watching and playing hockey. I am life long Bruins fan. This moment in time was the rise of hockey in New England. I did not see this live, I was only 7 but it was around this time my dad started following hockey and that fall I was soon registered to play youth hockey in Salem, New Hampshire. I was one of the kids in that first wave in town for the founding of the Salem Saints hockey program. I stayed in that program through high school. At the time Salem High did not have a hockey program but years later the Salem Saints are still in existence, 40+ years.
My son went though that program and by the time he hit high school the Salem High Blue Devils had a well established program. It seems like yesterday I would spend months driving to rinks with him and one of my greatest joys in life was watching him play.
Everything in New England hockey started at that moment in time, Bobby Orr the greatest player of all time scores that goal!