Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The great Canadian hockey writer Gregg Drinnan announced – in the middle of a Keeping Score notes column he put together – that he is retiring. Gregg is one of the all-time greats.

“Thank you to everyone who has stopped by here or at one of the earlier homes of Keeping Score. We have had a good time over the past few years and it’s been a great ride, but I have decided to step back.

“I have been writing about the WHL for a long time and it’s time. There is no other reason for this decision than that — it simply is time.

“I have been writing for 45 years, so I am sure that I will continue to post on this blog, but not in anything resembling a daily fashion. Nor will I be doing WHL roundups or reporting regularly on WHL-related news.

“If you’re looking for me, I’ll be behind the cover of a book. First up, it’s Roy MacGregor’s Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, then Father Bauer and the Great Experiment, by Greg Oliver, and the just-published A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., by journalists Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman.

“And, of course, the baseball season is about upon us.

“So . . . farewell, stay safe and, please, if you haven’t already, take a few minutes and think about signing on as an organ donor.