Archive for October 2013

Game 5: A narrow victory

Game 5: A narrow victory
After the 7-1 beating we took last week, almost any game would be better. This time, we played a team that we were more evenly matched with, narrowly eking out a 2-1 victory. I also decided to try my hand again at defense. Surprisingly, I did pretty well. I assisted on our first goal, and... Read more »

Game 4: Clubbed to Death!

Game 4: Clubbed to Death!
My team got clobbered in our fourth game in the Original Six League at Franklin Park Ice Arena. We played the same guys who whupped us in our first game — only this time, they beat us 7-1 instead of 5-1. It was quite demoralizing, since the game was close until the third period. Unlike... Read more »

You can't become a better player if you get hurt

You can't become a better player if you get hurt
If you get hurt in ice hockey, do yourself a favor and go to the doctor right away; that same day or the very next day. It turns out my pulled knee was torn ligament, diagnosed two weeks after the injury. At the same time, someone from the same game learned his ribs were broken,... Read more »
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Game 3 for the win!

Game 3 for the win!
My third game in Franklin Park’s Original Six League had all the makings of a disaster. Our game was held on a Saturday night, and many of our experienced and/or more skilled players did not bother to show up. In fact only nine of us — plus our goalie — came to play. Where the... Read more »

Wanted: Beginning Hockey Players for New League

If you are a relatively new hockey player, then you might be interested in a new D-Level hockey league forming now. The Novice Beginner Hockey League will begin playing in December and is holding evaluation skates over the next few weeks. Here is some more information about this new league for noobs: D-Level league for... Read more »

First you feel pain. Then you feel shame.

First you feel pain. Then you feel shame.
Knees are wretched, fragile things. I’ve never hurt one before, but rat hockey game #2 has sent me on an educational journey in personal injury. I would have maybe traveled this road before, except that I’ve never played a team sport until now. The closest I have come was a collection of bruises from two... Read more »
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Game 2 in the 'Original 6' league...so much better

Game 2 in the 'Original 6' league...so much better
My second game in Franklin Park’s “Original Six” League was ten times better than my first game. I felt more confident, played all right and got a few shots on net. Unlike the first game, I actually had a chance to contribute to my team’s effort. A big reason why the first game was such... Read more »