The Calgary Journal
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Social media plays huge part in transforming hockey

scotiabank saddledomeOn Jan. 12, 2012, at roughly 7:45 p.m., the hockey world was thrown for a loop when the news of a player being traded in the middle of a National Hockey League game spread like an out-of-control prairie wildfire down the information superhighway.

thumb Q MikeWarkPicHow one sport has traveled the distance — from imaginations to books, from movies to now real life

Thousands of spectators endured the sharp winds of New York City, cheering their teams on to victory. Athletes ran from one end of the field to the other; sweat dripping down their faces, sheer determination reflecting in their eyes.