Monday, March 8, 2010

Grrrrrrls Hockey!



Our girls played at the 12U Girls State Tournament this past weekend. They lost every game they played :-(  but were the ONLY team to score against the winning team!  :-)  So we can hold our heads high. Our girls definitely showed better sports(wo)manship as losers than the teams who beat them, so there's even MORE reason for them to hold their heads high. It is just a game, after all, and some players (and even more parents) seemed to forget that. Our girls were good ambassadors for the game of hockey and for our town.

The end of the season is always bittersweet. We've spent 4 days a week for the last 6 months with our "hockey family." Parents and kids in the hockey community are pretty much interchangeable;  all parents know how to snap helmet straps, tie skates, and tape sticks, and all girls need help with those things from time to time. I'm as likely to be doing those things for someone else's kid as for my own. Gear, snacks and jokes are shared, as are cars and hotel rooms, dinners and lunches, tears and cheers. After next weekend's tournament, our ice time is over, and we all go our separate ways again until next October. It's nice to have more time back in the schedule, but takes some adjusting to the change. I'm not sure what we'll do when our girl grows up and leaves hockey to go to college!

3 comments:

  1. It is hard when the season ends and you are no longer playing...I know you miss the people!
    Micki

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  2. I definitely do miss them. We're already talking about picnics and parties this summer!

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