Let us stop being so gosh-darned polite and acknowledge that there has been a plot afoot to Canadianize the United States for some time now. And as part of this scheme, our neighbors up north continue to cast the spell of "hockey," which, through the years, has convinced our impressionable youth to emulate toothless, mulleted guys slipping about on a frozen pond. Need proof? Then check out the action at the 35th Mid-States High School Club Ice Hockey Association's Championship Games (www.mhsha.org), held at the Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue). By watching the Wickenheiser Cup game at 5:30 p.m. and the Challenge Cup match-up at 8 p.m., you can witness the effects of Canadization on our area's youth. Tickets for the evening cost $10 (at 314-241-1888 or www.ticketmaster.com) in American dollars, that is.
Wed., March 8