Leaves have fallen, days have shortened, and lakes have frozen over. What time of year is it? HOCKEY TIME!!! Ever since the 1980 Winter Olympics hockey has become resurgent in America. Evolved from various sports, hockey is a winter pastime in Northern climes, be it on a frozen pond, a community ice sheet, or at a NHL Area. This festive winter scene, by Eric Dowdle, features hockey’s roots in a typical small town, celebrating the season with a rousing game around a frozen river. Drop the puck and enjoy this piece with family over a cup of cocoa.