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Playing Ice Hockey for the First Time

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

If I told you that you had to wait 20 years to achieve your goal, would you stick with it and follow through? For me the goal that took 20 years was to play ice hockey. I have mentioned it a few times on this blog that I have been playing roller hockey since I was a kid and for one reason or another did not have the opportunity to play ice. There were times when I felt that it would never happen. Whether it was because of financial reasons or injuries there were times when the door was open to quit, but I never gave into it. I was able to re-frame the given situation and envision myself achieving this goal with crystal clear clarity. Well at the end of this year I was able to finally make my dream come true. Read more…

Keep Your Stick Down!

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

So many goals can be prevented if the goaltender keeps their stick firm on the ice. What tends to happen is as you are looking through a screen or T-Pushing to the other post or being drawn off angle by a player going east to west, you lift your stick just ever so slightly off the ice. It is around this time that a shot is taken along the surface and scoots right in under your stick and between your legs. The other situation where a goaltender typically lifts their stick is right when a shot is taken or when they drop into butterfly. The goalie flinches when the shot happens and the instinct is to bring everything closer to the body including the arms and the stick comes up. Read more…