Though Trisha Yearwood has mastered the vocal slap shot, she isn’t exactly a pro in the hockey rink.
In fact, despite her love for hockey, the country star tells PEOPLE Now her skating struggles have earned her a silly nickname from husband Garth Brooks.
“I can’t even ice skate but having the stick in the middle gives you confidence that you’re not gonna fall over,” the 52-year-old says. “But my nickname is ‘Scooter’ because I only pick up the one foot.”
Yearwood – who just performed the National Anthem to kick-off game six of the NHL Western Conference final between the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks on Monday – says she first became a fan of the sport thanks to her husband.
“I grew up in Georgia, not a lot of ice rinks, you know, nothing froze over in the winter,” she explains. “So really, when I moved to Nashville back in the ’80s, we had a local team called the Nashville Knights and I would go to games.”
“And then my love of hockey came from being on the road with Garth and after shows, sometimes, we would go to the hockey rinks and they would let us put on the practice gear and play hockey.”
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Yearwood says she’s a proud Predators fan, gushing, “It’s exciting and there’s such a passion in hockey games.”
She also jokes that the team should consider her their good luck charm, as they’re now in the Stanley Cup.
“I’m just saying they won six to three and you don’t usually have that high of a score at a hockey game,” Yearwood notes. “So, I’m available guys.”