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day 4661: a new twist on team bonding in hotel lobbies with klask.

day 4661:  a new twist on team bonding in hotel lobbies with klask.

i’ve spent a lot of time in the lobby of hotels with hockey players and their parents but this is the first time i’ve ever seen a game called klask. apparently it’s a popular new game that was recently invented in denmark.

the kids and parents both seemed to enjoy it thought kris and i stuck to old school cribbage.

day 4661: odin’s first AAA youth hockey tournament!

day 4661:  odin’s first AAA youth hockey tournament!

heya! a lot has happened since i went on a little blog hiatus! state hockey championships came and went. odin’s team lost the first game but won the remaining three which earned them a consolation prize.

also, odin decided to try out for the regional youth AAA hockey team, the jr. chill, and made the team! odin is just one of two 12 year olds who made the team so he’ll be playing with and against, bigger and faster 13 and 14 year olds.

today was their first game of their first tournament in elk river, minnesota.

odin learned very quickly that the pace of play was quite a bit different! and it’s his very first time playing with checking!

i thought they played well for their first game and trying to figure out how to come together as a team. they held the game within a point, 2-1, until the last five minutes when frustrations boiled over and two of his teammates when into the penalty box and the opposing team scored two quick goals to end the game 4-1.

hi. ho. odin played great ( he’s in the blue jersey ), had fun and didn’t get intimated after getting knocked into the boards a couple of times :-)

day 4620: wait, what? it’s almost the end of the regular hockey season?!

day 4620:  wait, what? it’s almost the end of the regular hockey season?!

it’s hard to believe the regular hockey season is almost over with just a couple of games left for odin in his last year as a pee wee.

he’s a great player but if i’ve learned anything over the years – it’s hard to take a great photo of defenseman in action ( much easier to take photos of offense shooting pucks into the net than taking photos of defense running down pucks ) 😃

unfortunately they lost to dodgeville 3-6. there’s a good chance they’ll play them at the state championships in a few weeks so they’ll need to step up their game if they want to take home a trophy.

day 4571: The Ref.

day 4571:  The Ref.

so proud of odin for studying hard all summer, passing the tests and becoming a hockey ref! his first game was today reffing viroqua versus black river falls. His first job! as an added bonus he had first experience of having parents swear at him from the stands.

seriously, if you’re swearing at a 12 year old ref you really need to reevaluate your priorities. Happy the asshat parents didn’t phase odin and he’s very excited to keep reffing.

day 4495: “summer ice” is (finally) ending.

day 4495:  “summer ice” is (finally) ending.

which means we’re done with the once and twice a week 35 mile trips we’ve been making all summer so odin can keep skating over the summer as our arena doesn’t have year round ice.

hometown ice is almost done which means the regular hockey season is about to begin! and with the start of the season comes longer trips to arenas all over wisconsin O_o

the last game(s) of the regular 2015-2016 hockey season!

the last game(s) of the regular 2015-2016 hockey season!

after 4 months of sitting in hockey arenas on weekends, i almost can’t believe the season is just about over. two games against onalaska today, the kids lost the first game 3-4 but won the second and last game of the regular season 4-3!

it’s always good to end the season with a win!

the next time they play a game it will be against dodgeville in the state championships on march 12th. they lost to dodgeville by one point in a game earlier in the season and i think they really want to avenge that loss. should be a good game.