Category Archives: Hockey Life

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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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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