We had our Parent vs. Mite game this weekend. It was more fun than I’ve had in years! Here are my three guys. This was pre game when we were all warming up. The kids were swarming around us like a bunch of angry wasps. Parents were the away team in white jerseys and the Mites were the home team in the black jerseys.
Here comes my oldest up the boards, he has the orange stick right behind the ref. Look back to the right, there is Lineman in the white jersey, he’s not about to let his oldest boys make it up to the net.
Whoa! Looks like Lineman really stepped it up there, trying to catch up to his son. (sorry the pics aren’t the best, I took these from the bench with my helmet and cage on, I couldn’t see the view finder, it’s amazing I even have these pics).
After three periods of play we ended up at a 8-8 tie. The refs decided that we would have a shoot out to determine the winner. The dads on the parents team decided we should use all moms for the shootout. I went first and my shot was blocked by the goalie. Up next was my oldest son, Bridger. He came down and was looking good and his shot was blocked by our goalie was well. When the shoot out was finished the game ended with the Mites winning 10-9. What a game!
We followed it up with a potluck, visiting, and talk about the USA Canada game that was going on at the same time. I guess thinking back to it I feel a little bit like USA. Uhhh, Ok, maybe not.
And get this! We have enough women interested that next season we will have a team for the women! I seriously could not be more excited!