If one would take the highway north from Powell River, where I live, to Terrace, where Joe Pelletier lives, it might only take six or seven hours.
If there was a highway.
Unfortunately, the road up the west coast ends just 30 kilometres north of Powell River, so to get to Terrace you have to go south to Vancouver and then head up through the interior, and you’re looking at about 18 or 20 hours instead of six.
But one day I’d like to make the trek. Because I’d like to meet and talk hockey with Joe Pelletier.
When I first started this blog four years ago, one of the first things I did was contact Joe, a well-known hockey historian, author of three great websites Greatest Hockey Legends, Hockey Book Reviews, and 1972 Summit Series, where he’s included several photos of items from my own Summit Series collection.
I asked Joe to please have a look at my blog and give his feedback and advice, because I really didn’t know what I was doing in the beginning. I was only just learning what a blog was at the time. He had a look at what I had done up to that point, and he told me I had a nice site and it looked really good to him. I was grateful, and we’ve kept in touch off and on ever since. Even now, he offers encouragement, saying I should write a book about the Summit Series.
Joe has a brand new eBook, just released, called Pucks On The Net, and all the necessary details, along with a brief look at Joe himself, can be seen here, at Pucks On The Net. It’s looks fantastic, and I’m wishing nothing but the best for this fellow from Terrace, just six hours up the road.
If there was a road.