What is hockey and why do I love it so much? My first memories about hockey come from 1996, when I was 4 years old. All family had gathered around the TV and there was a news story or a commercial about a hockey game which would be broadcasted. There was talk about some Latvian player and a cup, and that everyone, of course, will watch that game. I thought - if everyone will watch that game, then count me in. Well, of course, I was forbidden to do that, because normal kids sleep at night. But the next morning I was told that Latvian player who played in that game has won the cup. I probably didn’t have an opinion about that, I was 4 years old.