Chief player inspires poetry

I really enjoyed your story on Chilliwack Chief Mike Berry.

Re: Berry blasts bombs on Chilliwack power play (Progress, Oct. 13. I really enjoyed your story on Mike Berry, I am his #2 fan in Florida and have been watching his progress for years. I see great things for Mike and I have even written a poem regarding him and hockey. Am sending it to you, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.

He Grew To Be Lightning Fast

He was born to a family

Way to the north.

All he ever wanted to do

Was shoot a puck or two


He could skate better than he could walk

So he practiced and practiced

As hard as he could,

Just so he could shoot a puck or two.


Into a fine young man he grew

At least 6? plus two

He played and played all through school

Just so he could shoot a puck or two.


He grew to be lightning fast,

As his slap shot is 90 or more

And his team knew

He could shoot a puck or two


So in the future, when you watch him play

Just know that he plays and plays

Just so he can shoot a puck or two

For you


Linda Franklin

Dunnellon, Florida

Just Posted

Chilliwack man feeling helpless about puppy stolen while at church

Evidence of neighbour trespassing and accusing him of dog neglect not enough for RCMP

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack man has been found

Chilliwack RCMP is thanking the public for keeping an eye out

UPDATED: Chilliwack councillor’s expenses being sent to the RCMP

Decision to have expenses audited and shared with RCMP taken at special meeting of council

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Extradition hearing set for Lower Mainland developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Most Read