Posts Tagged ‘hockey’

day 3606: 6 seconds of 10,000 hours.

a few months ago we got odin an hockeyshot extreme passing kit so he could practice his stick handling and shooting skills over the summer. now that the weather is warmer we can put it on a piece of plywood so i don’t have to listen to him shooting in the house i’m going to […]

day 3558: and yet still more hockey.

the regular season of hockey ended and ouru local arena is in the process of taking down the ice but the fun never ends for us! while we’re not doing The Neverending Hockey Season again this year, odin is going to a seven week bluedevils AAA hockey development camp, so we get to drive an […]

day 3529: sort-of slowly learning to play as a team before the state championships.

i enjoy sitting in the penalty box. it’s easy volunteer work – you just open the door when a player gets a penalty to let them in the box and let them out when the time is up. hearing the coaches interact with the players offers a unique perspective on the game. i can’t imagine […]

day 3486: The Hockey Life.

after playing offense and scoring a goal, odin is back on defense while playing against la crosse who they’ve beat once and lost once in overtime. “maintain your self control.” easier said than done! as one does as a hockey parent, i sat in the opponent’s penalty box. it offers a great view of the […]

day 3480: the first day odin played offense and scored a goal.

as many of you know, odin has been playing hockey for years. and for all those years, he has played defenseman and quite enjoyed it. but for whatever reason during a tournament in la crosse odin’s coach asked if he wanted to play right wing which is an offense position. he gladly accepted. all the […]

day 3464: odin’s michigan relatives are subtle in their attempts to sway his hockey fandom preferences.

living in driftless region with no wisconsin nhl team presents a few tough choices for our default favorite hockey team. it could theoretically be the minnesota wild but we’re in wisconsin the odin plays against a lot of minnesota teams to that’s not really going to happen. we lived in chicago for a number of […]

the rules. bent.

day 3413: odin’s on The A Team!

well i knew he had the skills to make the squirt A team and apparently he convinced the coaches during tryouts, because he made the cut! he said he didn’t care which team he ended up on, but his eyes lit up when i told him he’d be playing on the A team. he’s playing […]

day 3411: hockey tryouts!

a year ago odin was an 8 year old trying out to play with 9 and 10 year old “squirts” and he made the squirt B team. this year, now that he’s 9 and has a season of playing with the older squirts under his belt, the question is whether or not he has the […]

laying down the line(s).

you know you’re deep in the “hockey parent” life when you find yourself at your local hockey arena helping to lay down the lines. a few layers of ice have been put down and a few more will be put down on top of the lines. the blue line is relatively easy as it’s continuous […]

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