Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/17/06 at 08:49 AM ET
"It gets boring sometimes," said RBC Center building superintendent Donnie MacMillan. "It's my choice, but it does get lonely, you know. How many episodes of 'Law & Order' can you watch?" But MacMillan, one of two men who drives the ice-resurfacing machine -- it's an Olympia, but everyone calls it a Zamboni -- at Hurricanes games, embraces the life because he's working the ice. It's what he has been doing at rinks in Connecticut and North Carolina for 24 years. He has been living in his motor home for nine years, since the NHL's Hartford Whalers moved, first to Greensboro and then to Raleigh. The camper was simply a convenience early on. Not wanting to give up his home in Connecticut during the team's move in 1997, MacMillan asked whether he could park his motor home near the Greensboro Coliseum. Dave Olsen, now the RBC Center general manager and MacMillan's boss with the Whalers and Hurricanes, said sure.more
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