Category Archives: Summer

I’m ready to go Coach, put me in!

Sometimes taking a bit of a break gives one some perspective. I’ve written a total of 4 posts in just over the past 6 years here on Rink Tales.  Time truly flies.  A couple of those posts were written about 4 years ago while my mind was hyperventilating with the prospect I might not be able to play again after a shoulder injury.  One of the posts was post-Humboldt and writing something felt almost obligatory.  And then there was a single random post last year where I kinda felt like I wanted to write again…but apparently didn’t.

Well, like Mario comin’ out of retirement in the 90’s, I’m ready to go again and am looking forward to flooding the rinktales ice with as many good hockey thoughts as I can come up with.  This week was hot as heck but lovely as summer can be here in Southern Ontario and the smell of hockey just seemed to be in the air for me.  I broke a skate blade about 2/3 of the way into my Friday afternoon shinny session, I started watching Letterkenny and bumped into a fellow WOHL’er this week where we traded stories of glory days past and to come.  That’s an August hat-trick if there ever was one.

Stay tuned, we’ll be right back after the intermissions

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Meeting Old Friends On The Ice

Spring / summer hockey started tonite.   It was a great skate and more than a little tough to keep up with a crew that is much younger than my winter league.   I hadn’t seen many of these guys since the last time off the ice at end of the summer season last August.   Hockey, like all team sports I suspect, has such great opportunities for forming friendships.  Many of these guys I’ve now played with for years and while there’s a bunch whose last names I still don’t know, it is always nice to seem that back at the rink after a time away.

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Spring / Summer Hockey

One more day ’til the new season begins.  After a such a long break (going on 12 days now) without hockey, I can’t wait.

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