Nessie

For those of you new to Scots Hockey tradition, let's take a moment to trace Nessie's journey from late cretaceous period sea terror to her present-day role as cuddly team mascot...

Several millennia ago, a lovely young sea creature nursing a broken heart stemming from the loss of her beau sought out a cold and dark corner of the ocean to drown herself in sorrow. Her lad had perished while saving her from the daggerish fangs of a raging megalodon. As she swam deeper and deeper away from the cares of this world she found herself caught in a powerful riptide. It swept her through stony passages, deep water canyons and bruising currents. She lost consciousness. Following an interminable slumber, she was awoken by a beam of moonlight bursting from a dissipating cloud bank. She found herself washed ashore at the foot of an ancient castle on the banks of a tranquil inland sea. On that desolate beach a solitary rose presented itself among the pebbles. Our heartbroken lady leaned in to sample the flower's fragrance. Her senses were filled with a supernal sensation. Alas, she had ingested a mystical perfume with the power of bestowing eternal life. In the centuries that followed that chilled nighttime, Nessie lived a remote and lonely existence at the bottom of her dark Scottish loch. Shunned, feared, misunderstood. And then one day she was overcome with a powerful sense of purpose. A beckoning purpose that set her upon a long and perilous swim from one side of the globe to the other. Her heart raced as she felt a deepening sense of mission and fulfillment. It led her onward through narrow channels and strange lands. Onward and onward until she saw it. A beacon atop a hill in St. Paul. It's there that she met "her boys" and it's there that her heart once again found the fulfillment it lost all those lifetimes ago. Now Nessie calls out to her new and growing family. "Join me! Together we'll nurture something special. Together we'll find greatness. Together we are Scots Nation." Nessie is calling...