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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 :-)

third run of the day after thai food and a beer.

third run of the day after thai food and a beer.

i haven’t made an official decision yet, but part of me is thinking about running an ultramarathon. and to do that i’ve got to get back up to running 40-50 miles a week which is a little rough with my schedule. so, i’m sneaking in runs when i can which is why i’m going for my third run of the day at 8pm in a hotel after traveling to minneapolis and eating dinner :-)

my brain autocorrects this sign. every. time.

my brain autocorrects this sign. every. time.

every time i see this sign in the winona, minnesota hockey arena my brain changes the last word to a word that’s not so nice that rhymes with puck.

a great game was played though i think a few words that sound like puck were muttered by parents flabbergasted by the officiating, rough play and poor sportsmanship on display by the opposing team. in the end, viroqua lost 4-3.