Entries with the tag: darrin dink reynolds
Do yourselves a favor fellow puckheads and go to The Hockey Card Show to watch their 100th episode.
Check it out here.
Today, I am proud to present an e-mail interview I did with the other host of The Hockey Card Show, Darrin - Dink Reynolds. Darrin was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into the game, how he got involved with The Hockey Card Show as well as what are some of his favorite hockey card items.
PH: How did you get into the game of hockey?
DR: Well, when I was a kid growing up in Corbyville, Ontario (which is just outside of Belleville Ontario and a couple hours east of Toronto) I would watch Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday religiously. This started in the ‘79-80 season when I was 6 years old. At times my Dad would watch with me but he wasn’t a huge hockey fan so I was usually by myself. I was lucky that we had a small TV in our kitchen so while watching I would either be on the counter, sitting right up against it, or on the floor pretending to be one of the NHL players.
Living in the country, I spent hours either at the school I attended (which was right across the road), in my driveway, or on the ponds behind my house playing hockey. Like any Canadian kid (or hockey loving kid regardless of the country)
it was a passion from the first time I watched and played the game. I started playing organized hockey when I was 9 years old and truthfully wasn’t the greatest. Despite all the free ice time behind my house I wasn’t the strongest skater,
but I was constantly working on it. The next year I decided to try playing between the pipes and the rest as they say was (and definitely IS) history.
As I have stated in other interviews, I played from age nine unitl I was 21. Started as a your typical house leaguer. Made my way on to the select team and eventually went on to play AA right through until Midget, then Juvie when the dream was over. Played all my years out of Belleville except for my overage year in Juvie where I played in Lakefield while attending College in Peterborough. Obviously not good enough to make the show … but the game when I was young was my passion and still is to this day. I received a scouting letter to attend a Junior A (Tier 2) camp in Oshawa for the old Legionaires (now Whitby Fury), who played in the now-defunct Metro League. I thought it was a joke at first … one of my buds pulling a fast one as there was no letterhead on the actual invite, plus I was 18 at the time. Then a second one came and I knew it was the real deal. I did not go as I went off to college instead and figured I would play in the OCAA. Well, my first year the college kept the two goalies from the past years’ team and that was that. Other things then got in the way as the thought of any thing serious in hockey had faded long before. When I say other things, I mean the usual college stuff like studying and planning my career haha.