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Hockey gaining support in Mexico

Updated: October 14, 2004, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

HIDALGO, Texas -- The unlikely hockey hotbed of South Texas will be the site of some historic games this weekend when the Mexican national team plays U.S. professional teams for the first time.

The Mexicans will take on minor-league teams in Hidalgo on Friday, Corpus Christi on Saturday and Laredo on Sunday. The games are the latest sign of the hockey craze along the border, where the ongoing NHL lockout is a world away.

"I've been around in the world of minor-league hockey, and this ...

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