Category Archives: Hockey Life

Top 10 Things Learned From the Tournament

There’s always something to be learned from every situation and I’m a life-long learner, which means I usually screw up constantly. Here are the top 10 things I learned from the hockey tournament… There is a sliding scale of when … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – The Loss – Part 7

So, after 5 games, the boys had won four and lost one. The last one. And we were in serious danger of missing the ferry. Worse, we still had a ceremony to get through. The boys lined up on the … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – Playoffs – Part 6

After 3 games, the boys should have been near catatonic exhaustion. I know I was. But no, they were full of excited energy. Hell, they’d just won 3 games in a row and were going to the finals. Top 4 … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – The Games – Part 5

Normally, getting the Youngest out of bed is like prying a clam out of its shell, but not on this day, the day of the tournament. I won’t say he leapt out of bed, cuz, you know, that would be … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – Part 2 – The Ferry

To survive the ferry ride, I put aside my writer brain as best as I could. I brought a book so I wouldn’t just sit there in the seat and wonder if The Youngest had been eaten by killer whales … Continue reading

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The Tournament Trials – Part 1

Christmas had come and gone. So had New Years.  So what better way to start off 2016 than with a hockey tournament in Nanaimo? 2 days of hockey.  A day of travel to and from the tournament. With 16 kids. … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Minor Hockey Remains Superior to the NHL

I still think that minor hockey remains vastly more entertaining than the NHL. Not only is it free (at least to sit in the stands), but as I mentioned in early posts – here and here – it’s just plain … Continue reading

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