The Boy Has Some Skills

Second skate and shoot for T.  Near the end of the session, the goalie from the adult scrimmage goes in net at center ice where the kids are scrimmaging. T’s not scrimmaging, he’s just grabbing loose pucks and skating in to take shots, some of which the goalie lets go...

Looking for a Future Division – Redux

Tonight there are Division C-Gold games … annotated as “novice” on the schedule. I come in mid-game and I’m immediately disappointed.  If this is “novice”, then I’m an even worse skater than I thought I was.  I knew I needed to work on things, but I didn’t realize how...

Boy-child’s First Skate and Shoot

Okay, that was fun. After checking out the skate and shoot Monday, I decided to bring T today.  The rest of his gear arrived, so he’s well-padded and ready for some more ice time. Unlike last time, when I just skated around trying to control the puck, this time I had...

Looking for a Future Division

In a couple months T’ll be done with learn to skate and then we’ll both take a learn to play class.  After that, I’m pretty sure he’ll be ready to play on a team, but I’m not so sure about myself. The kid’s picking things up and improving a lot faster than I can....

My First Skate and Shoot

So how, exactly, do we get from the boy-child’s skating lessons to me being on the ice in full hockey gear? The progression of logic is as simple as it is horrifying: Boy-child needs ice time; Skate and shoot is recommended; I should be on the ice with him and should...