MacGregor ©2020

Look at the humble beauty in Bruce MacGregor’s brown gloves, and the attractive off-white shadows that result from his wrinkled sweater. His leather skates remind me of James Dean’s jacket.

I like that I can see Bruce’s entire helmetless head and all the character that comes with it. And the way he carries his heavy stick like it’s a precious agricultural implement on the family farm. There’s lots to like about today’s game but it can’t hold a candle to the aesthetics of old-time hockey.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

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