After 10 games in 4 days for two kids, two teams, at two rinks, tonight both Goalielocks’ and the Mayor’s teams are champions!!!! It was a rough start for both teams. Goalielocks’ team won Thursday night, but one of our stars was taken down in a nasty hit. There was some concern that he would miss some games due to a concussion, but fortunately the hit looked far nastier than the outcome suggested. Thankfully, he was absolutely fine with no headaches or any concussion symptoms post-game. Hallelujah! The Mayor’s team got a slow start Friday losing to a team they beat the previous weekend.
Additionally, what is fun to watch as a hockey parent is when a team starts working together. The focus shifts from trying to score a goal yourself to trying to setup your teammate. In the Saturday’s second game, I really noticed this shift in the Mayor’s team. Here’s hoping it bleeds over in league play next weekend!
Goalielocks’ team went 5-0 on the weekend and was fairly dominant. We got into some penalty trouble, which is pretty normal for U14AA. The talk of the U14AA tournament was crazy megaphone mom, who makes the rest of us hockey moms look sane and normal. I assure we’re not. She proudly shared with one of my fellow hockey parents that the megaphone has gotten her kicked out of countless baseball, lacrosse and hockey games. Consequently, I’m going to go out on a limb here. I am going to assume she’s either certifiable or she’s a bit slow. Now she is blonde, so either assumptions is equally plausible.
Undoubtedly, hockey tournaments are exhausting, but exhilarating as well. For the hockey family, tournaments serve as reunions. A wonderful opportunity to see all the friends you’ve made throughout the years that are no playing across the state of Florida. I should clarify that Megaphone Mom is not from Florida. Even us Florida hockey parents are’t that crazy. Our level of crazy is purely superficial when compared to the likes of Megaphone Mom.
The Mayor and hubby have been sleeping for two hours already. Apparently, there 4:45 am wake up call left them exhausted. As a public service, I skipped the early morning game. Nobody, and I mean nobody, should have to deal with me on that little sleep. There’s not enough caffeine in the world to make me palatable in that situation. Moreover I’ve been rocking a sinus headache since my migraine abated. Sadly, it feels like a sinus infection is trying to take hold, but I’m not going down without a fight. Overall, we had a fantastic weekend with our hockey family.