Sarah and Green at Kettler in 2009 (Photo credit: Sarah Abrecht)
In 2008, Hagerstown native Sarah Abrecht fell in love with hockey. After graduating high school, Abrecht landed a gig at Kohl’s and her coworkers quickly learned of her new obsession.
“My two bosses were huge fans too,” Abrecht told me. “The husband of one of my bosses actually gave a pair of free tickets to my sister and me for a Washington Capitals game April 4th of that year. The seats were 11 rows back from the box. It was such an awesome experience!”
In the first period, Abrecht got to see Capitals defenseman Mike Green — in the throes of his breakout season — score a beautiful goal on the New York Islanders. Green’s slick skating and skill were fun to watch, but Green also proved to be a pretty cool dude off the ice too. When Abrecht met the Vespa-enthusiast at a Columbia, Maryland autograph signing for Muscle Milk (that I may or may not have gone to) he became her favorite player.
Welcome all to another T-Shirt Tuesday. Exciting right?
For our second shirt, we’ve put our official portrait of the Russian Machine on a red tee. It’s available in Men, Women and Kids sizes for $13.95. Once the first week passes, we will up the prices of the shirt for it’s standard price of $14.95. So if you dig it, makes sense to buy now. So why don’t you visit our shop and take a look around.
Anyways, let us know what you think. And if you have any special requests, shoot us an email and we’ll consider. Happy shopping!
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