Sep 17, 2012

What happens at a cross-ice mite game

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Well, we score goals, fall down and get back up a lot. 

 

 

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We use these foam pillow-like things to divide the ice into a smaller playing area. We play with a bright blue puck that’s about half the weight of a regular black puck.

I sit on the dividers with my team and talk to them about strategy and systems or something like that.

 

 

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I laugh a lot. I have no idea what is happening here. But somebody's falling and somebody already did fall.

 

 

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Sneaky’s really getting good at coming in at an angle to take the puck from someone.

 

 

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As she leaves she even positions her body between the puck and the guy she stole it from. Too bad it was someone on her own team she took it from.

 

 

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Then for some reason, don’t ask me why  after the game no matter what the score is we do a shootout. The kids all like it.

 

 

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He shoots, he scores!

 

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There are different goal celebrations.

 

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Most opt for the classic arms raised.

 

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Jon had been planning the knee touch and fist pump for quite some time.

 

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Drewsy chose the Happy skate and just smiled all the way back to his bench.

 

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Sneaky faced the crowd because she knew they were all just as happy as she was about scoring.

 

 

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Others prefer to wave to Mom and Dad.

 

 

 

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It's a great day for hockey!

It’s a lot of fun.

And that’s why we do it.

2 comments:

Ellen Patry said...

Fun post !

PancakeNinja said...

 Fun kids too. If the kids are having fun I'm having fun. Did I mention I like hockey?

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