As we prepare to root for yet another “Dream Team” in the upcoming South Korean Olympics, I enjoyed reading Mike Klingaman’s article about the Baltimore Cutters (“When Curtis Bay was a hockey hotbed,” Dec. 14).
I grew up in Baltimore and was a huge Baltimore Clipper fan. At that time, the NHL only had six teams, leaving a lot of hockey talent to be viewed in Baltimore. I had no idea the Cutters had preceded them. I was aware that Carlin’s Park had an ice rink prior to the great fire but heretofore never knew about the Cutters. Since Carlin’s was in Northwest Baltimore, I failed to make the connection to Curtis Bay, which I am assuming must have been where most of their fans were.
Reading this article has renewed my great wonder of why the University of Maryland that now plays in the NCAA’s best hockey conference fails to suit a team. If they did, we would have face-to-face access to all the talented players that Team America will be chosen from. They could build home ice in the Xfinity Center as well as play some games in Baltimore and Washington, allowing for the most exposure.