I had the chance to take in a Seattle Junior Totems game on Saturday night. I went with my father in law, who has been a huge supporter of the Totems and its head coach, Mike Murphy. Mike grew up playing hockey in Snohomish County- he played for the Northwest Americans with Stu. Well, Stu played more with Mike's brother Matt, but you get the idea.
The Totems are listed as a Tier 3, Junior A hockey team who play in the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NORPAC). But watch them on the ice and they play as hard as any team I've seen. They scrap for every inch of the ice and come away with goals, as evidenced by their first place standings in the league's Pacific Division.
Here's a link to a write-up I did of two games the Totems played last weekend, posted up at the big KING 5 site. If you're interested in learning more about the team or seeing them in action, click here to be linked to the Totems' site.
Here's the link to the story at the KING 5 site.