EMMER: WE’RE JUST ABOUT READY EMMER: I THINK HOCKEY TAUGHT ME HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN A VERY PHYSICAL, VERY HIGH LEVEL ACTIVITY WHERE YOU MIGHT BE HITTING EACH OTHER PRETTY DARN HARD FOR AN HOUR AND THEN YOU KNOW WHAT? WHEN YOU’RE ALL DONE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A BEER TOGETHER AND BE FRIENDS AND QUITE FRANKLY I THINK THERE ARE MANY TIMES THAT CONGRESS CAN TAKE A LESSON FROM THAT YOU SEE ALL THESE LITTLE KIDS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING AND HOW EXCITED THEY ARE? I HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF COACHING FOR 20 YEARS AS WELL AND THAT’S MORE ABOUT NOT TURNING YOUNG PEOPLE INTO NHL HOCKEY PLAYERS IT’S ABOUT TURNING THEM INTO GOOD CITIZENS THAT KNOW HOW TO PARTICIPATE AT A HIGH LEVEL EXPECT BIG THINGS OUT OF THEMSELVES AND YOU KNOW WHAT WHEN THEY DON’T SUCCEED UNDERSTAND THAT AS LONG AS YOU DID EVERYTHING YOU COULD AND PARTICIPATED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW I THINK THE ORGANIZATION HAS RAISED CLOSE TO 10 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE LAST DECADE THIS GAME IS SPECIAL YOU GET TO GO BACK INTO THE LOCKER ROOM AND YOU GET TO HAVE FUN WITH SOME YOUNG GUYS AND SOME OLDER GUYS THAT I GET TO GO TO WORK WITH EVERY DAY IN FACT IT’S FUNNY WHEN WE COME OUT HERE TO PLAY YOU FORGET THE TITLES AND PEOPLE NEED TO STRIP AWAY ALL THE FORMALITIES AND GET ALONG AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK TOGETHER EMMER: NOBODY GOT HURT EXCEPT FOR MAYBE FEELINGS ALL IN ALL IT WAS A WIN, BOTH SIDES GREAT TIME I WAS A DIFFERENCE MAKER YEA, I’M PRETTY SURE EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN MEMORY AND I FIND THE OLDER I GET THE BETTER I WAS DID YOU SEE THE HORSE? I HAVEN’T RIDDEN THE HORSE IN PROBABLY 30 YEARS YOU KNOW IT’S SORE RIGHT HERE BUT IT WORKED OUT IT WAS FUN

Emmer assists lawmakers in triumph over lobbyists in congressional hockey game
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  • February 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm
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    Way to go Tom, my friend and former teammate

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