We try not to put all of our eggs into one basket.
So, hoppity-hop we go on this Easter Monday, from here to there and possibly where.
On the ice, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is five games into a see-saw championship series.
Soo Thunderbirds extended the set on Easter Sunday with a 5-1 win over Kirkland Lake, though the Gold Miners still lead the best-of-seven series three games to two.
Off the ice, NOJHL brass is dealing with the departure of the Espanola Rivermen to the new Canadian International Hockey League, the uncertain future of the Abitibi Eskimos and the relocation of the North Bay Trappers to nearby Mattawa.
Are the Eskimos done in Iroquois Falls and headed for Timmins under new ownership?
Though NOJHL governors have approved a move from North Bay to Mattawa, will that stand with team owner David Beauchamp facing a court challenge as to who legally owns the Trapper franchise?
Having completed its second season of operation, the Midwest Jr. Hockey League has established a presence in Michigan that includes Soo Firehawks, Traverse City Hounds, Detroit Fighting Irish, Michigan Ice Dogs and the new MC Monarchs.
MWJHL commissioner Scott Gardiner — who was a high-end forward in the Ontario Hockey League with Belleville Bulls and Windsor Spitfires from 1981 to 1984 — oversees the loop, which like any new undertaking, has experienced growing pains.
Looking ahead, Gardiner — who also coaches Traverse City — has confirmed that tentative plans are in the works for the MWJHL to have a working relationship with the aforementioned Canadian International Hockey League in 2014-2015.
The 24-team North American Hockey League could have a presence in Connellsville, PA come the 2014-2015 season.
Sources are saying the NAHL would like to set up in Connellsville, which is about 60 miles from Pittsburgh.
Connellsville is being viewed as a site for either a new NAHL franchise or the relocation of an existing one, such as the Port Huron Fighting Falcons.
Fighting Falcons owner Maribeth Hayes has reportedly received more than one offer to move the franchise that she has held in Port Huron since the 2010-2011 season.