Two months into hockey retirement, there is not a single mention of “hockey” on my blog front page.
I’ve been busy.
Spent the last two weeks helping out with Winter season evaluations. I coached, ran eval sessions, evaluated, coached, ran eval sessions, evaluated some more. There was a league picnic somewhere in all that as well. It was great to spend time with my hockey community.
Two of the practices I coached were at Ice Oasis, where I played my last game. The upside of not remembering my last game? No PTSD at the rink.
Summer season awards were announced today. Instead of voting for MVP/MIP/MSP we switched to voting for fun things. I get to leave hockey with a Mary Poppins award, “for the nicest player with the best attitude and is always there to encourage the team, even when you’re down.”
I should put that on a retirement plaque: Nicest Hockey Player.
I wonder if we still do prizes. I hope I get a flying umbrella.