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One of the Best Days as a Stepdad

There are tough days as a parent. You know them. Nagging the kids about homework. Dealing with heartbreak. Getting them to bed. Making them eat brussels sprouts or something with kale. (Oh, I have a list of these, oh yes … Continue reading

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The Big Loss

Being a goalie parent is something like being Donald Trump’s mom, you’re just kinda waiting for something bad to happen. I mean, hey, if your child is playing defense and makes a mistake, no big deal, it’s a mistake and … 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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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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