Here on the northern plains where I live and write, the temps are hot and roads are clouded with dust.
The very thought of ice is nice.
Combine that thought with hockey, and it gets even better, especially light of today's news from the National Women's Hockey League.
Rather than limiting rosters to seventeen players, teams will be able carry twenty-five women.
"As we enter our third season, and as the depth of talent in women’s hockey continues to grow, we are excited to provide opportunities to more players,” Deputy Commissioner Hayley Moore said in Tuesday's press release.
It's one more step in the right direction for women's sports.