Category Archives: Hockey Life

My Big Mistake – A Hockey Cautionary Tale

I’ve made plenty in my new life as a hockey-parent, but this one may be my biggest. I’ve signed up to be a volunteer for The Youngest’s hockey team. Now, please understand that I’m not going to actually go on the … Continue reading

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2nd 5 Things I’m Doing Differently For Hockey This Year

As this is my 3rd year, I’m changing things up a bit, you know, trying to evolve into a superior hockey-parent. It’s not easy, but what’s life without a little challenge? So, the first 5 were yesterday. Let us continue… … Continue reading

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Hockey Blogathon

So it’s time, again, to do a blogathon. 5 Posts. 5 days. Sort of like my writing group’s blog, 5 writers, 5 novels, 5 months. The topic… Hockey. Or more specifically, Langley minor hockey. Timbit hockey. McAtom hockey. So for … Continue reading

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Adventures With Kids – A Promotion

The Walking Dead I got a promotion yesterday. A parenting promotion. As you know, I’m new to all this parenting stuff. It’s confusing, daunting, and at times, terrifying. Like math. Or a proctology exam. It’s been a tough week. I’ve … Continue reading

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Adventures With Kids – Hockey

The Equipment It’s the first goalie camp of the year for the Youngest and I’m in a rush. I’ve spent the day talking to contractors, watching AC get installed into our house, and setting up more appointments to get quotes … Continue reading

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Adventures With Kids – Hockey

Hockey Season Starts Again Well, we’re just about to head off to our first hockey practice of the year. It’s H4, the last year when all this is still taken only kind-of seriously. Skates have been sharpened. The sweaty gear … Continue reading

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10 More Reasons Minor Hockey is Better Than the NHL

10 More Reasons Minor Hockey is better than the NHL 1) In the NHL, the goalie’s go-to move is the butterfly. It’s effective, efficient and so very boring. In minor hockey the go-to move looks like they’re falling on a … Continue reading

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Goalie Parents

Goalie Parents Does Loungo’s mom tense up every time someone takes a shot on her son? Does she cheer like a banshee on meth when he makes a save? I know in minor hockey, both those things can be true. … Continue reading

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Born to Be

Born to Be Sometimes I wonder, are we born to be something? To do something? Was Einstein born to be a scientist? Was Gretzky born to be a hockey player? Was Carrot Top born to be an idiot? What got … Continue reading

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Another 6 am Practice

Do you believe in harbingers? You know, signs that the universe sends you that things are going to go pear-shaped, that you really should stay in bed, today? So, up at 4:30am. Sore from dental extractions. Got to the car … Continue reading

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