Being born almost two and a half years apart meant that Jaimie and I were never on the same team growing up. We did play against each other in an exhibition game once, when he was on the High School team and I was on a Juvenile team. We actually collided during the game, right in front of Mom, and I think she may have fainted.
Of course, we eventually ended up on the same team not that long ago at the World Pond Hockey Championships. In our famous game against Brian Skrudland, Jaimie was battling with a couple of Skrudland’s teammates, and after some impressive little moves he came out with control of the puck. I happened to be skating next to Skrudland at the time, and Skrudland quietly said, kind of to himself, “that guy’s a good hockey player.”
Hey man…that guy’s my little bro.
|L-R: Jaimie, me, another guy, Brian Skrudland|