congressional hockey

Patrick Meehan Faces Off on Hockey, Winter Classic

Meehan, right, is a stalwart on Team Lawmakers for the annual Congressional Hockey Challenge. Here he battles for the puck with Team Lobbyists defenseman Sean O'Neill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As the hockey world prepares for this year's outdoor Winter Classic on New Year's Day, HOH called up Rep. Patrick Meehan, a former professional hockey referee, and talked with the Pennsylvania Republican about life on the ice.  

Q: Who is your pick to win the Winter Classic? A: Well, I’m a closet Boston Bruins fan from my time at Bowdoin College. So if the Flyers are not in the championship, I want it to be the Bruins. So I’m hoping that the Bruins would win this game.  

Take Five: Rep. John Katko

Katko, skating with the puck, keeps in rink shape. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., talks about playing in the beer leagues and his love of "Dumb & Dumber."