How Doc Emrick Found Hockey
May 31, 2010 1 Comment
From Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger:
Like the entire state of Indiana, the tiny town of Lafontaine (pop. 627), was all about basketball when Mike Emrick was growing up there in the 1950s.
A farming community some 45 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, a hockey hotbed it wasn’t.
“But when I was in fifth grade my parents took me to a hockey game in Fort Wayne to see the Komets,” Emrick said. “That was the night I got hooked.”
Just one look. That’s all it took.