Category Archives: Hockey Life

What No One Tells You About Having Kids

Things No One Tells You About Kids You get emails from the school about head lice. HEAD LICE!!! It’s just so NOT something I worried about before kids. 2. Colds. You get a lot of them. The math is simple. … Continue reading

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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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